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get your party hats on and get ready to celebrate. we're live from where the ball will drop tonight. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. your new year's party starts this morning,en only on "good morning america." and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. but out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, new zealand. just before we came on the air, but outside, we have a crowd getting ready for more than a couple of hours. we get ready to say happy new year. to 2012 13. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off. we're so glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. we have a big news cycle
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happening on this last did of 2012. not only the fiscal cliff, but secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. but some questions still remaining. we have some weather stories, including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. and it skidded off the road, leaving nine dead, many more injured. and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. abc's martha raddatz has the latest on her condition. martha, good morning. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. but this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> reporter: on sunday, secretary clinton was admitted
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to new york presbyterian hospital for treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department, in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. she was last seen december 7th after an overseas trip. on december 9th, the secretary canceled a trip, with her spokesman saying she was under the weather. later it was revealed that she had fainted from dehydration due to a severe stomach virus and suffered a concussion. abc news learned that in addition to being on an i.v. drip that week, she was treated by two teams of doctors, underwent a series of tests, and was experiencing headaches and dizziness. since that time, the state department said that clinton was working from home.
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she notably missed her scheduled testimony on the hill regarding the attack on the consulate in benghazi, an absence that drew criticism from some republicans. this is not the first time clinton has had a blood clot. in 1998, she was hospitalized for a blood clot in her leg, following a vigorous travel schedule. she discussed her health and age with abc's barbara walters. >> is your age a concern to you? >> it really isn't. i'm thankfully healthy and have incredible stamina and energy. >> reporter: she does, indeed, normally have incredible energy and stamina. she was supposed to return to work this week. but this seems a very big setback. and there is so much we don't know. >> including where in her body this blot is. that could have a big significance in how it's treated and the seriousness of it. >> reporter: that's true.
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i asked her spokesman whether the clot is in her head or her leg, they will not say. they have said she has other issues from the concussion but won't say what they are. >> it's puzzling, the lack of information, especially given the republican charges of benghazi flu or a diplomatic illness when they were failing to believe she was as sick as she was. >> reporter: true. but, as you know, the clintons are notoriously private. they just don't say much, especially about issues like this. >> have you ever dealt with something like this, where there's so little information forthcoming? >> reporter: i can't say i have. over the last few weeks, they've come back at us saying you're making it sound too serious. but, clearly, there are serious things going on. it just raises more questions when you know so very little. >> all right, thank you so much. we're joined by abc's chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser. we know she's been treated with anti-coagulant drugs.
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does that tell you that the blood clot is not in her lungs or in her brain? >> everyone agrees that the most likely scenario is that she has another clot in her leg. that type of clot is called a deep vein thrombosis. she had one before, so it puts her at risk. she probably had a period of prolonged time in bed with the headaches and dizziness. that is a risk factor. >> we know that this is the kind of clot that people who travel long distances on airplanes get, people who are immobile get. it can be deadly. it killed david bloom. >> you worry about the clot breaking off, traveling into your heart and into your lungs. if that happens, your blood pressure can drop suddenly. you put someone on an anti-coagulant, that can keep it from happening. >> how serious is a blood clot?
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>> we need to know more. in her leg, probably not serious. a few months on anti-coagulants. if she had a blood clot in her head is a different situation. if you fall and hit your head and you have bleeding in your head, you wouldn't put someone on an anti-coagulant. there are some rare type of clots in your brain. you have a central vein in your head that can sometimes cause clots with a severe head injury. they expect her to be in the hospital for 48 hours. things are not adding up. i expect we'll learn more today to shed light on that. >> very quickly, this sort of nebulous other health issues we keep hearing about. what could that be? >> we haven't seen her since december 7th. you can have trouble concentrating after a concussion, weakness in your body. we're not getting a lot of information. >> all right, dr. richard besser, thank you.
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>> certainly wishing her the best. now to the latest on the fiscal cliff. just a matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. still no deal in sight. lawmakers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th-hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes along with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, dan. with taxes set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the biggest threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: the republican and democratic senate leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying he was unable to even counter the latest republican offer.
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>> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears that there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i also placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump-start the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: and with that, vice president biden has now emerged as a key player, playing a direct role in the effort to strike a last-minute deal. the key sticking points remain the same. the white house wants taxes to go up on those making over $250,000 a year. republicans want a higher income threshold. they want to keep the estate tax from going up. there's still no agreement on what to do about those automatic spending cuts set to go into effect on january 2nd. both sides have said the cost of failure is extremely high.
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>> if we're not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. probably at least another million jobs lost, an unemployment rate over 9% and putting us back into recession. >> reporter: vice president biden and mitch mcconnell had several conversations deep into the night. and will continue those conversations this morning. the conversations were good, but time is almost out. >> the cutoff is tomorrow. we hear in your piece about the dire consequences here. most americans might not feel the effects immediately, right? >> reporter: most workers will feel some impact in their very first paycheck of the year, because the payroll tax cut expires. that's going up no matter what. the irs has changed the
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withholding tables yet. but that will happen. >> that's not the way anyone wants to ring in the new year. jon karl, thank you very much. we turn to abc's ron claiborne with the other news. >> dan, imagine this. we're going to begin with good news. elizabeth, hello. >> yea! >> it appears that milk and dairy prices will not double. there's now support from both parties to extend the farm bill. without that legislation, milk could hit $7 a gallon with similar increases for cheese, yogurt, and more. the bill could come up for a vote later today. the deadly tour bus crash on an icy interstate in eastern oregon. it happened yesterday morning. on a treacherous mountain pass. steep, snowy terrain made it tough for rescuers to reach the survivors. horror on the highway in oregon. as the driver of this bus lost
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control, sending the vehicle skidding off the road, through a guardrail, and plummeted down a 100-foot embankment. nine passengers were killed. at least 26 others injured. >> there was snow on the ground which made footing treacherous. we used a haul system to get the patients from the crash site back up to the highway. >> reporter: police cited the icy conditions on the interstate 84 as a contributing factor. but authorities say the investigation is still ongoing. the remote area is covered in about a foot of snow and surrounded by dense pine trees. the bus driver survived, but so far, the severity of his injuries have prevented him from telling his story. the group was on a final day of a nine-day tour and returning to vancouver after a stop in las vegas. the area where the bus crashed is called dead man pass. it's claimed quite a few other lives over the years. check out this dramatic scene.
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a rescue helicopter crashed off of copacabana beach. beach goers could be heard screaming in the background. fortunately, all four crew members on the helicopter were okay. and the swimmer was saved by a surfer. and a moving moment at the new york giants/eagles football game on sunday. players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut, residents. among those attending the game, the family of jack pinto, the 6-year-old fan of the giants who was buried in the number 80 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. and finally, a dirty dozen words from 2012 that some people would like to ban for being overused and abused. spoiler alert, kick the can down the road. how about trending and bucket list? other terms nominated for a literary lashing are superfood, guru, and double down.
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and -- guess what the most overused phrase of 2012 was? or at least the last couple of months. >> oh, just this week. >> it's right there in that box. not hard to guess. i think we'll hear a lot of that phrase in the next day or days. >> yes. all right, ron. thank you. >> guru is one that when i use it, i'm sorry that i did. >> really? because people call you a guru. >> of course, it happens all the time. i get tired of it. please, stop. next up is a story that means a lot to lawyers like me. the new year means a batch of new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning, ranging from minor traffic regulations to the recognition of same-sex marriage to some that are bizarre. linsey davis joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, dan. employers asking for your login info will be a thing of the
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past. in several states. lots of new laws on the book. scratching your head, something to make you say, hmm. when the ball drops monday night, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws, that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97-743 in illinois. which imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone what pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts, will be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles. yes, consider these containers contraband. in the sunshine state, don't flash your headlights to warn drivers of a speeding trap or you'll get pulled over. you might have better luck in california,
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you can whip out proof of insurance on your smartphone. >> maybe we can have our driver's license on there. >> reporter: it turns out that 2013, they're restricting the number of cats in a household to no more than four in kansas. kentucky is apparently starting to look a lot like hog heaven. the state's growing population of feral pigs caused them to slap a fine on those caught releasing them into the wild. and in landlocked illinois, it's no longer legal to possess, sell, or distribute shark fins. and deep fryers beware. if you're in north carolina, it will now be a felony if you steal cooking oil. the value worth more than $1,000. something to think about. >> and yet, the federal legislators can't get a deal going. >> thank you, linsey. now to the latest on the
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royal baby, will and kate, and big questions about whether or not her parents are trying to cash in on the approaching royal birth, launching baby items on their website. abc's lama hasan reports. >> reporter: just weeks after william and kate announced their royal baby news to the world, the royal mum-to-be's parents are announcing a line of baby goods with a regal little prince and princess theme. coincidence? or are kate's parents cashing in on their first grandchild? >> i believe that the middletons are cashing in. i don't think it's such a bad thing. they have to make money in some way. they can't be hindered by the fact that they're related to the royal family. >> reporter: it's not the first time they're being accused of using kate's royal connections to sell products from their online party planning website. it's the timing of the products that can be seen as odd.
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remember, the wedding. and the queen's diamond jubilee celebration. you guessed it, more paraphernalia. >> this is end. these are very important historical events over there. it's the birth of the future heir to the throne. it's the jubilee. it's the royal wedding. no matter who puts it out, the middletons or your average run-of-the-mill party planner, this is what people want to buy. >> reporter: if grandma and grandpa middleton do throw a bash for the bundle of joy, it would be a fitting one, complete with a royal theme. for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> the royal trouble continues. >> middletons or your run-of-the-mill party planner. >> exactly. let's check in with ginger zee. she's right outside the times square ball.
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high above the square. hey, ginger, it looks a little chilly out there. >> i had them turn on my beauty fan. it's a bit cold. i'm tearing up from all that. the windchills in the mid 20s. i'm standing in front of the beautiful ball and the switch. weather-wise, 10 in duluth. the cold temperature in new york city, 30, again it feels like the mid-20s. we're looking at a ball drop temperature of only 35. not a bad year. not like 1917. that was the coldest. it was only one degree then. your local forecast coming up in only 30 seconds.
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>> all right, thank you, ginger. coming up on "gma," the brand-new 911 call revealing the truth about a 16-year-old's bizarre disappearance. was it all a hoax? also ahead, one wild showdown. two of nature's gentle giants caught on tape. in a vicious fight.
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word on how that is playing with republicans. both houses need to pass a bill and get it to the president to sign before midnight, eastern time. >> developing news, early morning house fire in san francisco has sent two people to the hospital, 1:00 firefighters responded to athens street. they found a two story structure fully engulfed in flames it took over an hour to knock them down. the cause of the fire is under investigation. sue hall off today. drive time easy today being a holiday or i should say the day before a holiday a lot of folks off work, 84, 580, all easy in terms of drive times shorter than usual. we have to let you know about black ice issues out there. inland spots especially, contra costa county near san pablo dam road there was an accident and a car is still overturned there. mass transit, muni on a saturday schedule.
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look that. >> oh, right. you're looking at the astonishing fight between two mans we think of as gentle. that is until now. giraffes going neck and neck in a violent attack caught on tape. i have to say, guys, it's all over a girl. >> of course it is. what else would it -- >> not to be trusted to -- >> what else would it be? >> we have to keep these two guys apart. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> good morning, america. >> we'll be head-butting. >> exactly. please let's get to the show. >> claiborne and i have a history. let's put it that way. >> george, robin, lara, josh, and sam are all with their families on this last day of 2012. i'm elizabeth vargas here with
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dan abrams, ron claiborne, rachel smith. >> i want to snow if ginger flips the switch, whether the ball goes? >> she might be bored enough, bold enough to flip it early. brand new 911 call that could help reveal what really happened when a 16-year-old ds appeared. and we're turning times square into party central this morning. i mean, that's what it's there for. ryan seacrest previews what he's planning for the biggest celebration on the planet. >> you had a chance to sit with him. >> i did. and a man who captured on camera with his son to show mom what happened when she was at work. i would rather not know. the case of the teen arnlg who says she was abducted. police are now not so sure.
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when 16-year-old kara tweeted, there is someone in my house, call 911. she spoked a social media frenzy with the hash tag help find kara. john schriffen has the latest. >> reporter: that 911 call just released. we're learning more about how kara says she was abducted. she was found safe and sound. police are not buying her story. they're trying to figure out what happened. >> i wassen side and then some guy came maend me go. >> he forced you out of the house? >> yeah. >> reporter: this newly released 911 call is giving police insight into a bizarre teenage disappearance they now believe is a hoax. >> there was cab at my house and i went in and i went to the train station and then i don't remember where i was. i woke up today, and i don't know, somewhere, it was like the country. and now i'm here.
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>> reporter: in september, police in new jersey launched a search for her. police believed she meant to say, there is someone in my house, call 911. the tweet was retweeted 32,000 times. >> you to have a description of him or name? >> i don't know his name. but he was black and he said he was like, 28. and then he told me if i try to get away or call someone that he was going to come get me. >> the issue with every 911 call or tweet or text is that you have to take it initially on face value that it's true. because the last thing obviously law enforcement or emergency service personnel want to do is get a situation where they don't react when someone truly is in need. >> reporter: two day after the tweet, she was found alongside the new jersey turnpike unharmd. police say they know she left
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her house and went to the train station alone. why would someone fake their own abdiscussion. >> a number of these cases are driven by people who clearly want attention. >> reporter: police will not say why they believe she made the story up. in the end, she may be the one facing criminal charges. police they got more than 6,000 dprauls concerned people all over the country. the teenager still insists she was abducted. we tried to reach her family and they are not commenting. a lot of things about the or the city are not clear. >> a lot thank you, john. this next story is for all of those moms out there who wonder what exactly goes on when they're out and they leave dad in charge. one kansas city, missouri, father decided to record his day off at home with his son. the result has gone viral.
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john mull ser is here with that. >> reporter: good morning. we see all kinds of videos from the shocking to the incredible. this is neither. this one is charming. dad showing mom what he and his toddler son are up to when she's away. she said her living room was so spotless, she thought her husband was lying about elaborate play time with their son. >> when i came home and everything was in its place, i would say, today, you didn't play hard. everything is where it needs to be. >> reporter: but now, the truth is out in this ultimate video confession, called home with da da. >> i wanted to capture the moment. a picture wasn't going do it. five seconds of video wasn't going do it. i just decided time-lapse. >> reporter: to start, xavier tips over the bask of toys. out comes the big toy chest. and a quick dip inside before
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flying in dad's arms on the couch and playing a little piano. [ baby laughing ] haul that playing works up an appetite. time for a lunch break. si since it's just the boys, off the with shirts. bongo practice on the table. a diaper change. and basketball, baby-style. finally time to clean up. the ultimate love letter to mom. >> i was pleasant si surprised to see that he picked up after everyone after they playtime. it's peace of mind to know that my guys are at home, enjoying each other, and having a blast. so -- i just love it. i love it. i can watch it a million times. >> reporter: kudos to that guy
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for making us dads look good. he works in video production. he likes to make videos to make his wife smile. he's made about 300,000 others smile as well. dan, think a video you and me on the couch with the remote control. >> looked good. he's shaming the rest of us. to set that standard. the cleaning up, i believe he set up the cam hera knowing that -- >> that's fantastic. good for him. let's check in with ginger zee. >> i'm starting to feel festive. despite the cold. haul that waterford crystal, almost six on thes of it. they don't want you to say the ball is going drop. it's going to lower, very carefully. we talk about the snow forecast. the snow in parts of missouri a and kansas. this is not a big snowmaker.
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cold, really settles in. chicago play, now that's broken a string of day 32 and above, as far as high temperatures go. they'll break it. the cold will stick for a lot of us. midnight weather forecast. 59, houston. 22, chicago. that rain-snow mix and thun >> this weather report brought you to by children's motrin. back inside to elizabeth and dan. >> you're look great up there, ginger. coming up, wild life smackdown caught on tape. the astonishing fight between two animals we thought of as
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may be the most violent giraffe attack caught on tape. stunning video shows them using their six-foot-long necks as weapons to go after one another. paula faris has the story. >> reporter: huge claus. sharp teeth. and addressive antlers. all familiar weapons of the wild. now in this rare video, two unlikely frirgts sticking their next the ring. that's wright, giraffes. the long-necked animals. watch as they jab their horning into each other. swinging their fwhex necks with 500-pound force. >> it's a bit of a dance. the males know where to stand, now stand, and what the rules are. >> reporter: the group spent a
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month in namibia when the subjects revealed another side. >> people tend to think of giraffes as nice, docile, sweet animals. they generally are. but they're designed for fighting. >> reporter: their fighting over territory, and likely a mate. but not to the death. >> the smaller, younger male will go away, get big, he'll be back next season. >> reporter: we may expect fights from predators like these bears or this lioness lunging at the camera, remember a cute face like this may be bulking up for battle. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> that just hurts. >> i'm obsessed with these shows, by the way. >> good. because guess what? you can see more of it on the
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right then, here's "the play of the day." >> now to our "play of the day." it's a song you'll probably be hearing a lot of tonight. >> oh, yeah. >> did you know that some animals, because we love animals on "play of the day." they love this song. i know how to pronounce it. why does it look weird. auld lang syne. >> you got it right. >> they love it as much as new year's eve party gorers. >> they can spell it, too. >> an english shepherd. >> he's howling in agony, there. >> are you kidding me? >> sierra. if you think that is amazing, elizabeth, how about this? he's not alone. >> i'm ready. >> in showing love iffer the song in the animal kingdon.
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here's peter the elephant. not pete. he enjoys it so much, he tries to play it on the clarinet. >> that's unbelievable. >> why this song? >> i don't know. >> you think they prepare firt the new year? i think of all the songs to pick? >> what better way to ring in. >> on behalf of sierra, the english shepherd and peter, the elephant, and all the rest of the animals who seem to love the song, "auld lang syne" we want to wish you happy new year. coming up next, ryan seacrest prestrus rockingest way to welcome in the new year. let's say you want to get ahead in your career.
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[ cheers and applause ] and a nice crowd outside. and inside our studios in times square. people are getting set to ring in the new year in just a few hours. they're very excited. >> they should be. right? >> there are going to be, when that crystal ball comes down, get this. 17 million pieces of confetti. can you believe it? 17 million pieces of confetti. each one of them hand-made, some of them with hand-written messages. dropped in consideration of the wind shifts.
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>> i didn't know that. >> we want to welcome, everybody. george, robin, lara, josh, and sam, are home with their friends and family, enjoying the new year to ring it in. i'm elizabeth vargas, of course, here are dan abrams, rachel smith, and ron claiborne. so glad to be here with you guys. new year's eve is already being celebrated. you're looking at sydney, australia. just a few seconds ago. right outside the sydney opera house. where they're ringing in the new year. i rang in y2k there. >> nice. >> there they go again. [ cheers and applause ] >> and believe it or not -- speaking of y2k, i was here in times square covering it. >> oh, no kidding? >> i was. covering the festivities. 1 million people expected to gather here tonight to ring in 2013. >> we have d.j. mos ringing us in. >> m-o-s is here. >> oh, is it? >> it's m-o-s.
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that's the difference between elizabeth and me. i know this stuff. this is why everyone's here. he's spinning us into the new year. >> we usually have a deejay on fridays. today, it's deejay monday. >> love it. >> ginger zee is already at the ball. ryan seacrest is also here with a preview of the biggest -- >> there he is. >> the biggest party on the planet. big baby news this morning. kanye west took to stage light night in convert, revealing that he and girlfriend kim kardashian have a baby on the way. i know that all of you were lying in bed last night, gee, will those two fun guys ever have a baby? >> it seems it's real. everyone said the relationship wasn't real. >> the nine-month wait has now begun. so we'll get into that in just a moment. and how you could live the
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life of elizabeth vargas, otherwise known as an a-lister. >> yeah, no, sorry. >> we sent out nick watt with his very own entourage, his very own fans, his very own paparazzi. >> nick's having a little too much fun. >> how you can buy being famous for a day. >> really? >> only nick watt could do this with the style he has. first, we're going start this morning on a serious note with ron. the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton who has been hospitalized. >> the new health scare for secretary of state clinton. she's in a new york city hospital right now undergoing a treatment for a blood clot. the clot was discovered during a followup exam for a concussion earlier this month. she was hospitalized for a blood clot once before in 1998 when campaigning as first lady. and prior to the discovery of the clot, she was scheduled to return to work this week.
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meanwhile, the country is just hours away from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff." and as the clock ticks, republicans and democrats in congress are still butting heads. vice president joe biden is now directly involved in the 11th-hour negotiations. but, there's no deal if sight. and that means taxes could go up for just about everyone american as soon as tomorrow. a tense takeoff for passengers aboard a flight from kansas city to denver. a piece of an engine covering fell off. a passenger snapped this photo. the united flight circled the airport there in kansas city for 20 minutes before making an emergency landing. and indianapolis colts head coach chuck pagano is back. in the saddle. enjoying a triumphant return. pagano was on the sidelines on sunday for the first time since fighting his leukemia. it went into complete remission. the 52-year-old returned after a three-month absence to tears and cheers of joy, and a win for his comeback colts who are now in the playoffs.
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and, finally, a good holiday weekend for hollywood. "the hobbit" was once again the number one draw at the box office. as it has been for all three weeks since it was released. and that james bond film, "skyfall," passed the $1 billion mark globally. it's now become the highest grossing film in britain, ever. ever, which is a very long time. >> daniel craig said, oh, i don't know if i want to be james bond anymore. i think he's going to stay. >> i think he'll be back. >> everyone deciding between "the hobbit" and james bond. a little bit of a choice there. time now for "pop news." abc's rachel smith in for lara. >> great to see you all. great to celebrate 2013 with y'all. we have been celebrating and chatting about the celebrities having fun in the sun. that chat continues today in "pop news." things are certainly heating up between jennifer aniston and her
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fiance, justin theroux in mexico. the love birds were photographed kissing. and it isn't even new year's yet. they're not typically into pdas. this is rare glimpse of an intimate moment. i know. imagine that. >> they're not married yet are they? >> not yet. >> they were not alone on their romantic getaway. we told you the other day jimmy kimmel and his fiance, emily blunt and john krasinski were also there as well. just having some fun in the sun. you were in mexico recently, weren't you? >> i was. i was. it wasn't as -- >> he and leo. >> yeah, it wasn't exactly. it was more -- >> he and leo in cabo. well, actually, leo is in sydney right now. he threw a wild yacht party over the weekend. in these new photos, leo looks totally at ease surrounded by bikini-clad ladies. on the other hand,
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his "django unchained" co-star jonah hill looks a little bit out of his element. i'm sure he's not complaining too much there. >> okay. >> you just saw that movie, "django unchained." >> i did. it was good. i enjoyed it. i really did. interesting. bloody, but interesting. and the bikini pictures continue. jessica simpson tweeting that she's, quote, bumping and proud, over the weekend. jessica's expecting her second child with eric johnson, her fiance. they've been enjoying some fun in the sun these days. the couple is in hawaii on vacation with their 7-month-old daughter, maxwell drew. jessica's sister, ashlee, and nephew, bronx, were there, too. and finally, a big headline from our friends at disney's club penguin. the annual coins for change program is in full swing on wednesday. it's on target to be the game's biggest charity drive success ever. millions of kids around the world are donating the in-game virtual money to determine where
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club penguin will make its annual million-dollar donation. club penguin has almost 200 million online players and has donated over $9 million to charities around the world through the coins for change program. >> that's really great. >> to find out how to donate, and be a part of the game, log on to on yahoo!. continuing that spirit of giving this holiday season. >> very nice, very nice. and time for our "pop quiz." what was spotify's most viral song approaching the so-called "mayan apocalypse"? >> "the end of the world as we know it "? >> maybe. we'll see. >> i knew the song. i thought -- no, no, no. >> you're so hip. >> not hip. it's so outdated i was like, i even know that song. >> oh, thanks. >> that i even know that song.
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>> can you believe this? >> break it up over here. >> maybe d.j. m-o-s will help us out. we're going to let ginger bail out dan. >> all right. >> ginger? i'm just way up here. it's so windy. you're seeing here that times square ball. at 6:00 p.m., it's going to go all the way to the top of the pole at 1 times square. the beautiful colors. 2,688 waterford crystals. all the triangles on there, peace, joy, courage. a bunch of meanings. one special one we'll tell you about later. all of this happens as we make our big countdown into the new year. not too much inclement weather here in new york city. but other places, i can't say the same for. a weak storm is moving across parts of the plains. ice in southern missouri and northern arkansas. something to be worried about if you're going to be on the roads or at least planning for. maybe you want to stay wherever you are going overnight. then as the forecast goes, 1 below in minneapolis at midnight.
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places like dallas, more like the 40s. some comfortable numbers out there. >> so you guys know all that confetti that goes out and over into times square? well, you can have a chance of putting your own wish on that until 5:00 p.m. eastern today. i'll tell you how to do that later. until then, i'm going to keep changing all my headware. rachel? >> so cool. well, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma" morning menu.
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all the latest details on that big baby news for kim kardashian and kanye west. plus, live life like you're rich and famous. rent your own entourage. and ryan seacrest with a look at new year's rockin' eve. all coming up live. at "gma" in times square. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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quiz." what was spotify's most viral song approaching the mayan apocalyp apocalypse? elizabeth, you were right. r.e.m.'s end of the world as we know it. >> i didn't peek. >> elizabeth knows everything. >> no, no. >> you do have a great common knowledge. >> i have a talent for useless information. now to the big, breaking baby news that you have all been buzzing about all morning. kim kardashian and kanye west revealing last night that they're going have a baby. rachel smith is back with all the details. rachel. >> it was a surprise announcement last night. but it has all the kardashians cheering. a little one on the way for kim and kanye. seems like the couple couldn't be happier.
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take a look. it was news so big that kanye west just had to share it with the world. >> can me make some noise for my baby mama right here. >> reporter: and with that, the crowd of 5,000 in atlantic city roared its delight. social media went ablaze. her sister, kourtney, tweeting, another angel to welcome to our family. overwhelmed with excitement. khloe chimed in. keeping secrets is hard with so many family member. expeshlly when you are so freaking excited. love is everything. and kim's mom kris added, i'm happy girl, wowza. the 35-year-old rapper and 32-year-old reality star went public with their relationship in march. three months later, kim told oprah why they clicked. >> i love that i'm with someone a couple of years orlando than me.
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before, all my boyfriends were younger. i dated five years mounger. my whole thing was different. >> reporter: she's still legally wed to her second husband, nba player kris humphries. >> mr. and mrs. kris humphries. >> reporter: that union went down in flames 72 days after they spectacular wedding. tmz reports kim was trying tears of joy when kanye made the announcement last night. he famously congratulated his friend, jay zee, when beyonce showed off her baby bump at the vid know music awards, it's now his turn to be a proud papa. is it too early to start speculating on baby names? >> yes, yes. >> you think? really? i mean, we're talking about this for months. brace yourselves. >> thank you. >> the kardashians are known for
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their "k" names. kanye, kim. expect another one? you ever want to feel like a hot "a" list celebrity out on the town? imagine this. you can rent an entourage, including paparazzi who will hang on your every word and scream your name wherever you go. nick watt tried it out. >> reporter: that's what i thought l.a. was all about. it's why i moved here. but this is my reality. i wanted an entourage. >> it must be emasculating. >> reporter: i got this. but help is at hand. >> i run a rent a crowd service. >> reporter: some tourists play nearly $9,000 for a crowd to follow them shopping. >> she wanted people to think she was the first lady of the
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philippines. >> reporter: did they buy it? >> everybody did. do you know what the first lady of the philippines looks like? >> reporter: so i pretended to be the king of liechtenstein, and people bought it. outside, a panting crowd, paid to scream my name. >> king nicholas. >> once you have 10, 15 people with cameras, everybody else will crowd around. >> king nicholas, i love you! >> reporter: for nearly clr 5,000, you get a gang of paparazzi and fake fans to meet you at the airport. for nearly $3,000, a crowd to follow you on dates. >> the goal would be, like, wow, you must be really famous. >> reporter: some use this service for career advancement. >> i guess you could say "b" list celebrities who want attention in beverly hills and
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hollywood. i was exacted by ee eed -- cont agents and publicists. >> reporter: the crowd shopping felt weird. but i loved the dirn afterwards. tell me how good looking i am. toast to me. my own entourage made to laugh hi my jokes. i said you do downtown. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i might hire these guys. for new year's eve. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> you could have yourself paid at the polo lounge. >> we have never laugh ed so had at nick watt. we're less than 12 hours away from the big celebration in times square. it's dick clark's rockin' eve
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with ryan seacrest. >> good to be here again. we've signed of set up shop here. >> what do you have coming up tonight? >> it's countdown into a new year. we have live performances from taylor swift. we also have gangnam style. psy will be out there. >> for me, that's every morning. are you doing it? >> he's tried to get me to do it. i have seen tape back. i suck at it. i feel like i'm good. >> is this an opportunity to do it again? get some tips? >> no, think what i'm going to do is say, ladies and gentlemen, psy. >> you make it look so easy every year. a lot of prep goes into this, right? >> yeah. i mean this is one of those amazing events that even when you stand there, anybody who has been in times square knoon new
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year's eve knows what it's like. it's an incredible, peaceful moment of unity. i almost forget i'm on television. >> does jenny mccarthy forget she's on tv as well? >> she'll be in times square rolling around as well. she provides spontaneity. getting to first base for some of the people. she likes a good makeout session. show up for that. >> a special tribute to dick clark. is there something about having worked with him and watched him over the years that you now have adopted into your own hosting, anchoring, et cetera? >> he always tried to -- when we spoke, how do i do it? how can i be as good as you are? knowing that i would never get
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to that point. but he, the advice he always gave me was to make it seem as comfortable as possible. you know, if you're comfortable on camera, those watching will be comfortable as well. even if uncomfortable moments, if you can be comfortable, that makes for a good host. >> he must have had the best stories. >> you look at the history. some of the clips you'll see on the show. but he was really instrumental in breaking so many artists over so many years. it was a different world. you would go on "bandstand." this would be the massive big break. he'll never be forgotten for that. >> what does seacrest do after new year's? you do if shthe show, everyone' watching. what does seacrest do? >> who is that guy? >> should we talk first person.
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abrams asks seacrest. >> i'll put on some underoos. i'm starving. i have not had my glass of champagne. i'll probably have a burger. and we celebrate until 3:15 where i fall asleep. >> the 2013 breakout performer. any sense of who that might be? >> you know, this past year, we saw the infusion of massive boy bands and, you know, the popularity with those types of artists. i met this gentleman the other day, this young guy the other day, ed sheerin. he has a hit record out there. he has "a" team out there now. i think we'll sea and hear big things from him to come. >> get some rest. i'll be sitting at home watching you tonight. >> please watch us. we're throwing you the party.
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you don't have to go anywhere. >> there is where i tell them to see it nick clark's new year's rockin' ever 2013. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. good to see you. >> thank you. >> everybody will be tuning in tonight. but right now, ginger zee is up top. >> at least 22 stories high. i think i'm higher. i'm holding one of the crystals of the 288 that have this year's them on them. there are three doves on the crystal. it's let there be peace. that's what they want to encourage the whole world to do is be more peaceful. start it out here. go to waterford's facebook page, put your wish on it. they'll put it on the confetti that false. there's another option for
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weather tos. twitter with tweet your wish. #peacenye. it's gorgeous. not just let there be peace. there's love, joy, a ton of different themes within. >> don't drop the crystal. ginger, quickly. 17 million pieces of confetti. we had read. they're going to have it arranged according to the way the wind is blowing? >> they're going have to have a meteorologist. i'm considering hanging out here. if seacrest needs help. >> no problem, thank you. we'll be right back in just a moment.
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good morning i'm kristen sze as senate reconvenes to try to avoid the fiscal cliff, "the new york times" reports both sides think they have the votes to agree. sources say even one wayward vote on either side could collapse the compromise. keep it here for developments throughout the day. sue is off today i have what is happening out there. drive time traffic moving very well all over the bay area, 101 from highway 12 to highway 37, 28 minutes. 80 from 37 to the carquinez bridge seven minutes. bay bridge toll light, no
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metering lights today, not needed. you can see it is sunny out there mike will talk
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welcome back. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais, calm conditions outside that's what led to these types of temperatures this morning, frosty concord 32, that 30, 32 redwood city, san francisco 42 and 43 at half moon bay. by the afternoon, a lot of sun, high clouds, temperatures
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maybe shy of average low to mid 50s tonight 32 inland, [ cheers and applause ] all right. we have great crowd outside counting down to the new year. the party is already starting in here. >> a little bit. >> ron claiborne, dan abrams, rachel shut. this is the best part. getting to don all this stuff. 13. my new -- the 2013 glasses. >> the better way is to look at your paper as if you're using them. >> nice. top hats and everything going. all afternoon -- it feels like afternoon, right? all morning, jirng zginger zee' up 22 stories tall. i'll never be able to interview
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again. >> it's like a card game. where you put the card on your head? you have to guess. >> we have d.j. mos spinning us in with some great tunes. that's a special treat. >> we are celebrating with ways to make your new year's eve better than ever. starting with the ultimate full-body workout. you don't want to miss this. cameron mathison takes us on the roller derby work out. >> ouch. nice one, cam. imagine a professional makeup artist getting you ready with prices you can afford. >> you can get makeup. i love this. >> thank you, very much. looking good, huh? caterer to the star, mary
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giuliani is here. >> but first. so you look fabulous for your party. we'll get to the latest beauty strend trend. looking fabulous just in time for new year's eve. the newest destination spot for women seeking the fabulous makeup from the pros without the hard sell to buy it. cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: the perfect shimmery shadow. sun-kissed cheeks. just the right lip gloss. it's makeup bar. and it's just about the hottest thing since the smoky eye. >> actually, like having your own personal makeup artist. it's about the experience. pampering yourself. >> reporter: no pressure to buy expensive products here. no need to make an appointment. it's about red carpet-worthy
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makeup. applied in under an hour by a professional. i lot of women would think, why should i pay to have someone else do it? >> it's a skill that makeup artists have that us normal people don't possess. >> reporter: makeup bars are popping up around the country. to from blushington to blush baby, we had to check it out. all i need now is a new year's dress. >> all set. >> reporter: it's not just about the new year's glitz. they offer eyelash extensions and air-brushed foundations. >> you can't get that at a department store. it's not possible. you can't meet a goal quota to sell products and give somebody a star-like treatment. >> reporter: and everyone from brides to be to ladies on a date night are requesting j. lo's golden glow and kim's lashing.
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that's the look this customer hoped for. ♪ this is what she got. what do you request when you sit in the chair? >> usually a smoky eye. >> reporter: nothing you can do at home yourself? >> no. no. >> reporter: it's $40. it's enough to make a girl, well, blush. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> happy new year. >> she looks beautiful any way. wow, that was a nice makeup job. let's check in with ginger for a last look at the weather. she has special guests. >> i do. jeff strauss and we have mr. greggen iglesia from waterford crystal. important people on this night where millions of eyes will
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watch this ball drop. how do you do it smoothly? >> it's been amazing pip look forward to this day all year long. we're set, ready to go. this ball, at 6:00 p.m. will go up the flag pole. you'll hear the cheers. we'll all be counting down at midnight. >> we hear about the tests for the confetti. how is that going to be organize straited. >> weest theed for the first time with our new hosts. we fluff and then we throw. the midnight confetti, it has people's wishes. it comes from all over the world. you reach out to the sky and grab a piece of confetti, you're grabbing somebody's wish. >> a beautiful thought. now, reagan, you're with waterford. we talked about a little bit about the theme. it's different every year. this is not the same ball every time. >> we construct a quiltwork of designs. the design is let there be
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peace. there will be dooufd in the panels. we have courage and love and the great sentiments of the world. this year, we're sending wishes of peace. we're inveeting people to send the messages to us. we want to read them live on new year's night. tweet us peace nye. we're excited about that. >> social media. get in on all the fun. you said it does take a whole year, right, just to get this all put together? >> oh, my god, yes. we're tithe excited. we're down there. we have neon trees. psy, taylor swift to close the night, carly rae to close the night. >> i give a forecast. while i do that, i want to get a couple of glasses and do a little toast after this. let's talk about the times square forecast for tonight. the temperature around 35.
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the wind chile mol more like thd 20s. across the nation, tomorrow, just to start your 2013. here's a forecast for everyone. we have to share, it looks like. no we have a third coming. no worried. so, a bit early, and, of course, it's cider. it's too early for haul that fun. a long day ahead. cheers to you, >> this weather report has been brought you to by petsmart. and next, the news makers partnership. the yahoo! and edward jones partnership where we have interviews. this week, it's rachel smith and
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ryan seacrest talking about how gate it is to bring the whole world together. >> all eyes will be fixed on this on new year's eve. it's the tradition our friend dick clark started 40 years ago. and it will be an emotional one for us because he won't be with us for the first time ever. he always said to me, make it seamless, make it comfortable. make it seem like anybody can do that job and just have a conversation with people. and often, certainly on the new year's eve show, you don't have to say much. not much needs to be said. >> no.
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we're back. if your new year's resolution is like so many others, to get in shape, and you're tired of the same old workout.
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i feel like i'm about to do an infomercial. it's time to exercise your need for speed on roller skates. it's roller derby-inspired workouts. cameron mathison got on skates to show us how to help you lose weight and gain confidence. >> really? >> oh, my goodness. confidence? >> whoo! >> reporter: it's the original all-girls full-contact sport, high-speed and hard core. skaters like janice chop lynn, gori spelling and skeev jobs whipping around a track at lightning speed. you don't need name like suzy snake eyes to join the party. for people bore at the gym, this might be the ultimate full-body
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workout. derby-inspired classes popping up all over the country. cardio, squats, core straining of real roller derby without the body slamming. and the women say, it's addictive. >> it's the only exercise i have ever been excited about. >> reporter: at derby light, women of all ages suit up and they're seeing results. >> i lost 80 pounds. >> reporter: not as brutal as the original sport, it still looks dangerous to me. >> some new girls come in and say, am i going to get hurt? i say, 100%. >> reporter: but they keep coming back? >> but you don't feel the pain. here at the l.a. derby kols, she offers a fitness program for girns like me. >> you're moving fast, it's exciting. your endor for instanphins are . it's like fitness is a
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byproduct. >> reporter: it's intim dagt. if i can do this, seriously. what they're doing looks hard. my teacher, lace and arsenic, shows me this. >> i don't have name yet. you have is to stay low. >> reporter: what if i really stuck with the knee slide. it's on to the banked track. >> no, no, no. don't. side step side step. >> reporter: we're not doing falls yet. lungs, speed drills, jumps. falling. i'm okay. lots and lots of falling. >> oh. when you started, were you breeting as heavy as i am?
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>> i still am. >> reporter: no, you're not. we cheer each other on. i'm sorry, guys. do i get any points at all? >> you did. >> reporter: jess has been taking the class for six months. what drew you in? >> i don't love the gym. i had seen derby before. i decided to come in. now i'm doing it. >> reporter: what changes have you noticed? >> i've lost 50 pounds since november. all of a sudden, my body changed shape. my muscles and legs are incredibly strong. >> reporter: that's not all you build on the track. >> it helps conquer fears. it's helps with confidence. >> some people come in to lose weight. we don't encourage that. we encourage getting in shape. you can push yourself in ways
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you didn't think you could. >> reporter: for me, after my wobbly start, i felt like i was flying. >> the derby dols want to give you a shirt and a name. >> reporter: okay. >> flyin' lavery. >> reporter: a kickback to my character on "all my children." >> we are sitting here trying to come up with a name. >> in fifth grade, they called me aby baby. it's not really tough. >> you can use razor blade. >> yeah. coming up, celebrity caterer mary giuliani with the best recipes for your new year's eve party. and most importantly, the morning after.
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>> the dog, the dog. >> the most important part coming up.
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check this out. >> amazing news. >> thanks to you. ♪ thank you, thank you, thank you, to you and you and you ♪ >> at "gma" we -- >> have so much fun. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are -- >> going to work. >> it's because of you, "gma" is riding high and so much fun. we're just getting started. ♪ thank you, thank you, thank you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] all right. ringing in a new year. there's still time to throw great new year's eve party. even starting now. here to show us what we need to make a supersuccessful bash, celebrity caterer mary giuliani. good morning. >> good morning.
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drink, eat, play, recover, you're all set. >> i like the recover part. let's start with the drink. >> could put champagne out. i like to put fresh juices out. guests come over, mix up their own drink. >> you have prosecco here. cranberry juice. >> name their cocktail. >> happy new year. >> i feel like i should put on the glasses for this. >> there you go. and so -- while they're sipping on their drinks. you can start eating. >> i love to serve a midnight breakfast. >> that's a great idea. >> i love breakfast so much, i'm wearing my pajamas. >> you are? >> yeah. >> that's great pajamas.
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>> bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. bagels. pancakes. >> can i? >> absolutely. please. >> this is really good. next? >> set the tone for your party. let the guests know what they're getting into. i like to give them a bag of fun gifts. >> can you get this kind of thing even today? >> yes. you could run to any store. put a mustache on, why not? confet confetti. >> what else in here? >> noise thinks, drink cozies. >> take the noisemaker away. >> this is something to have for the stroke of midnight. >> exactly. >> and then finally -- thank
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you, ron. you have a recovery phase. >> what kind of host would you be if you sent your guests off unprepared iffer the morning after. on their way home, i send them home with gifts that will make them feel the next day better. coconut water. vitamin, aspirin. a green juice. makes the morning mat much easier. if in doubt, all day long, whatever you eat, put this ba l batali brother's hot sauce on everything. >> a cucumber eye mask? >> oh, i love that. >> and they looked goo, too. >> and you give it to guests on the way out. >> that's a wonderful idea. >> say recover, and come back
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n again next year. >> well, mary giuliani, have a great night. happy new year. >> thank you. >> for more of mary's tips go to on yahoo!. we'll be right back.
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[ cheers and applause ] all right, so, we want to remind you that dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest is here tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> we want to thank d.j. mos. we're online all day at on yahoo!. "gma" live is just moments away. have great day, everyone. >> happy new year.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. fire investigators are trying to determine the cause of a
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deadly apartment fire in san jose, two grandparents and their 4-year-old granddaughter died. investigators say it is going to be a long investigation because there is little left of the apartment that bunked after 11:00 saturday night. >> right now let's look at your forecast. certainly chilly and clear. finally coming off our morning lows, frost and in sheltered areas. mostly sunny and low to mid 50s if you are heading out this evening especially in san francisco, 40 side of this inland about freezing at midnight, a lot of frost tonight again if our inland valleys, 30s and 40s around the bay coldest wednesday morning. near 60 this weekend. walnut creek at treat boulevard on-ramp to southbound 680 stalled big rig blocking rightznl9 lane. oakland maze number one and three lanes blocked eastbound
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80 at the maze because of an doesn't you can see the back-up right there. >> we hope you take announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." we countdown your favorite top 10 moments. now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: hi! michael: hi! [cheers and applause] kelly: hi. hi. oh, my gosh, it is monday, december 31st, 2012. happy new year's eve, everybody. [cheers and applause] happy new year's eve, everybody. [cheers and applause] michael: yes!


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