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good morning, america. breaking news -- >> your winning powerball number, 19. >> jackpot. three winning tickets sold in that massive powerball lottery winners in texas, north carolina and puerto rico, our crew breaks the news to one of the store owners. also breaking overnight, tragic accident. "60 minutes" legend bob simon killed in a car crash. from vietnam to the iraq war, the veteran correspondent who spent decades covering the biggest stories in the world. blockbuster trial. tearful testimony from chris kyle's widow taking the stand, in the american sniper case, clutching his dog tags. her final good-bye to her husband and kyle's troubling text message about his killer. i think he ran up against a mama bear. >> and dramatic takedown.
a fed up mom puts an end to this high-speed car chase jumping out to take on an alleged carjacker wrestling him to the ground. why the driver says her maternal instincts kicked into high gear. and good morning, america. let me check. all six of us are here. so no powerball winners. >> no. >> at this table. >> i played, though. i played. >> we all played. >> and lost. >> and here are the numbers here are the winning numbers -- right now -- 11, 13, 25, 39, 54 and the powerball is 19. so, here's the big question of the morning, does this store right here, live from princeton, texas, does that look familiar to you? because that is where one of the winning tickets was sold? the two others were sold in north carolina and puerto rico. >> puerto rico. they're already winning. they live in puerto rico.
and more than 30 won a million dollars with the five numbers. just missing the powerball. t.j. holmes is here. he he here with the latest. >> it's great to be with you, robin. look, let me give you the good news, literally there were millions of winners last night, the problem is, most of you only won about $4 because you matched one number. but, for the three people who matched all of these numbers, their lives changed forever last night. >> tonight, we've got a huge jackpot for you. >> reporter: this morning three people are waking up a lot richer. >> 25, 11, 54 -- powerball number 19. >> reporter: matching those winning numbers to win a share of that $564 million jackpot that's a whopping $188 million each, the fifth largest prize in u.s. history. the winners, still anonymous, but those three tickets were sold here in texas, and in north carolina and puerto rico. abc news the first to hear from
the texas store owner where one winning tiktd was sold. >> that gentleman, so wow, exciting for me. >> reporter: the astronomical odds of actually winning, 175 million to 1, but that wasn't a deterrent. the $500 million windfall enough to buy the lucky winners, three 100-acre private islands off thailand or america's most expensive home worth $195 million two times over. again, folks, you didn't win the powerball, the big one, but don't throw the tickets away, 33 people won a million dollars last night. four of those tickets were in new york, three were in california. two were in florida so there are some winners out there and get this, robin, there are at least 280 people that won 10 grand last night. >> hey. >> there's still some hope. >> i heard new york. >> thank you, t.j. we're going to turn now to the war against isis. president obama asking congress to formally approve the use of force against the terror group. it could lead to the first vote on war powers in 13 years. abc's jon karl is at the white
house. and jon, the most die vicive issue, what kind of limits to put on the use of ground troops in this battle? >> reporter: the president has said over and over again he is not going to start another ground war in the middle east. so, even as he asked for congressional authorization for the air war now being conducted over syria and iraq, he was adamant he is not planning to send u.s. combat troops to fight isis. >> our coalition is on the offensive. isil is on the defensive and isil is going to lose. the resolution we've submitted today does not call for the deployment of u.s. ground combat forces to iraq or syria. it is not the authorization of another ground war. like afghanistan or iraq. >> reporter: but, george, the resolution does leave open the possibility for a limited use of u.s. combat forces and that has some democrats very wary. about supporting it. >> right, the president trying to thread a needle between the
right and the left and that means this is going to be a real fight. could take weeks in congress? >> reporter: george, this could take months, and i've got to tell you there is a real chance it doesn't pass because democrats want more limits on the president's war powers. republicans are saying that he should not have any real limits on his military options. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. >> all right, george. now to the arctic air hitting the midwest and northeast. some of the coldest temperatures in more than a decade and you know ginger is tracking it. >> oh, and this is when wind chill advisories in place for 18 states. it's when we stop saying it's just february and we start saying this could be dangerous, especially if you have your skin exposed for a time. so, from north dakota all the way to maine, down to north carolina, we're talking about the core of the cold air the next two days, 18 below is the feels like in minneapolis this morning. 16 below, marquette, chicago, feels like 7 below, and this is just the first shot and it's going to get here to the east coast, 30 boston today, 39 new york. well, you say that's relatively mild, give it 12 hours.
because here's what's happening by tonight into early tomorrow morning you'll feel like this, 9 below for new york city and feel like zero in washington, d.c. boston, 14 below. and you think that's bad, george. this is like the antithesis of winning the lottery. this is just west of worcester, massachusetts. it's a two-lane road. you can see the yellow line right there but there's so much snow the roads aren't even working anymore. >> wow. >> more snow coming this weekend too which i will tell you about. >> okay, okay, ginger, thanks very much. we're going to turn now to the murder of three muslim-american students in north carolina. the neighbor who shot them held without bond. his wife says it was a fight over a parking space. the victims' family calling it a hate crime and tom llamas has the latest from chapel hill. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. those shootings happened just behind me at these apartments where that memorial has been placed and the victims' families tell me it's not about where they parked but what their children believed. overnight unc, chapel hill, coming together and crying
together, remembering three muslim students shot and killed just off campus tuesday night including unc dental student deah barakat. >> i just heard gunshots. i don't know what building it but i heard kids screaming. >> reporter: police say barakat, his new wife yusor and her 19-year-old sister razan abu salha, were shot inside their apartment by their neighbor, 46-year-old craig stephen hicks. the girls' father telling me the three were killed execution style and that he believes they were targeted because of their faith. >> if this is not a hate crime, what would be? >> reporter: hicks charged with three counts of first degree murder. police say he turned himself in hours after the killing. his wife saying the whole thing may have started because of a dispute over a parking space at the apartment complex. >> this incident had nothing to do with religion or victims' faith, but, in fact, was related to the long-standing parking disputes. >> reporter: but hicks openly posted on facebook his proposed solution to problems in the
middle east, atheism, and barakat's family tells me hicks complained about loud arabic conversations in the parking lot and previously threatened deah. >> he showed him the gun. he kind of warned him of a gun. >> reporter: deah and yusor barakat had just married in december. their family calling them model americans living the american dream. >> islam-phobia is a real problem and it has hit home, unfortunately, too close. >> reporter: now, investigators are calling this an isolated incident but they are looking at any clues that would point to a hate crime. the accused killer, craig stephen hicks, has yet to enter a plea. george. >> okay, tom, thanks very much. now, let's go to amy with today's other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. and we begin with breaking news, a cease-fire in the standoff between russia and ukraine. russian president vladimir putin emerged from 16-hour talks with european leaders to announce a peace deal that is set to take effect sunday. it halts the fighting between ukraine's military and russian-backed rebels and calls
for the withdrawal of weapons, but many questions remain including whether the rebels will keep any territory, more than 5300 people have died in the fighting. well, the cruise ship captain who abandoned his ship and passengers after hitting a reef off the coast of italy has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for manslaughter and other charges. 32 people died when the "costa concordia" sank back in 2012 including a couple from minnesota. the captain fled unrecognized on to a lifeboat. he admits now he had been showing off and steered too close to land but he remains free pending the appeals process. and retailers are asking president obama to intervene in a bitter contract dispute that has now shut down dozens of ports along the west coast until tuesday. the shutdown affecting the delivery of everything from car parts to furniture from asia could cost the economy more than $1 billion per day. well, former airline executive is being sent to prison in what's become known as the "nut rage" case.
the woman who is also the daughter of the airline's chairman was in first class on a korean air flight from new york when she was served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a dish. that triggered a full-blown tantrum and she forced the plane to return back to the gate. she's been sentenced to one year behind bars for interfering with the flight crew. and now, we want to take a moment to remember a broadcast colleague and a friend, cbs news and "60 minutes" correspondent bob simon has died. he was killed when a black cab he was riding in crashed on manhattan's west side highway. abc's david wright looks back at simon's award-winning career. >> i'm bob simon. >> reporter: a mainstay on "60 minutes." >> are you saying that you weren't the slightest bit intimidated? >> you know, i was not. >> precious few people have ever seen a jaguar in the wild. >> reporter: bob simon joined cbs news during the vietnam war. >> when the north vietnamese came to the area -- >> reporter: for five decades a
witness to history. >> this is israel's most advanced position on the southern front. >> reporter: held captive in iraq during the gulf war he emerged after 41 days describing how his team had been tortured. >> has it changed you? >> yeah. yeah. it's too early to tell. >> reporter: there were joyous moments too like the day nelson mandela finally walked out of jail. >> after 27 years his head was high and his fist was clenched. >> reporter: that was 25 years ago to the day the horrific car crash that would end his life. >> this is a cbs news special report. >> reporter: cbs news anchor scott pelley was almost in tears as he interrupted prime time with the news. >> our colleague bob simon was killed this evening. it was a car accident in new york city. >> reporter: anderson cooper noting the tragic irony of that fact on cnn last night. >> this was somebody who had survived so many close
encounters over the years, so many desperate difficult situations in the middle east. for him to die like this, it's incomprehensible. >> reporter: bob simon was 73. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, new york. >> and, of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to the simon family as well as our cbs colleagues this morning but it is such a loss to everyone. >> no one, no broadcast reporter had deeper, broader experience across the middle east and as anderson pointed out the irony is inescapable. >> he witnessed history. he really did. we move on now to the little league team that captured the nation's attention this summer, is now making headlines for the wrong reasons. chicago's south side team has been stripped of its title for using ineligible players. some parents are fighting back. the kids are caught in the middle, and abc's ryan smith is here with much more on that. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the kids of jackie robinson west handed a crushing loss with their title stripped. both parents and kids are speaking out, asking why the children are being punished for the actions of adults.
>> chicago wins the united states championship! >> reporter: jackie robinson west, the south side chicago team that played their hears out to win the american little league baseball title, this morning heartbroken. their title stripped. >> we worked hard all year long. we didn't do anything wrong. >> reporter: after little league international ruled wednesday their manager and other administrators stacked their team with all-star ringers from other league districts creating a super team. >> we had to do this. we had no choice. >> we know we're champions. our parents know we're champions and chicago knows we're champions. >> reporter: now, some jackie robinson west parents fighting back claiming the title should remain theirs and this mom even wondering if race was a factor. in the investigation and in the punishment. >> it is amazing to me that whenever african-americans exceed the expectations -- >> right. >> -- that there is always going to be fought. >> reporter: the boys of jackie robinson west, one of the
feel-good stories of last summer coming from one of chicago's toughest neighborhoods to beat some of the country's best and even getting to meet the president. >> everybody, say cheese. >> all: cheese. >> who is still standing by the kids. >> some dirty dealing by some adults doesn't take away from the accomplishments of those young men. >> reporter: the team they beat, to win the american title, mountain ridge in las vegas, now the new american champions. >> it's really unbelievable. >> i'm heartbroken for them. >> reporter: but feeling victory is bittersweet. jackie robinson west's manager has been suspended and the administrator of little league baseball who was involved in the scheme and has been fired but little league baseball say the kids don't think they knew what they were doing or doing anything wrong. just kids out playing baseball. >> why punish the kids? >> i know, it's a tough situation and they say there was a violation so they had to do something but your heart breaks for these kids who played their hearts out. >> they did. >> parents should stay out of this stuff. >> let the kids play. let the kids play.
this story that you bring us, michael. >> oh, yeah. we had one carjacker behind bars this morning after his run-in with the wrong mom. we show you that high-speed chase ending with a big crash and the victims jumping out of the minivan to take the suspect down and abc's brandi hitt has more. >> reporter: watch this dramatic police chase through the streets of dallas. the whole thing caught on camera. police say 43-year-old artrai alexander robbed a store and then carjacked this white dodge challenger wednesday before leading cops on a high-speed eight-mile pursuit. >> coming up to a red light now. >> reporter: the chase ending at this intersection. >> just wrecked at the intersection. >> reporter: but it's what happens next that needs to be seen to be believed. the woman behind the wheel of the minivan jessica liesman gets out and confronts alexander. followed by her boyfriend, charles cook, in the passenger seat. >> i would use to stop whoever, whether it was him or somebody else, it's no thinking, just a reaction. >> reporter: when alexander tries to make a run a scuffle
ensues. liesmann grabbing the straps of the suspect's overalls and the pair finally wrestling him to the ground as police arrive on the scene. >> i think he ran up against a mama bear. >> reporter: liesmann on her way to pick up her daughter with her 13-year-old son in the backseat. said the crash set off her maternal instinct. >> probably injure my son and wreck my car, you'll pay. >> reporter: her swift response even surprising her boyfriend. >> i knew she had it in her. i'm surprised she got out. >> reporter: this morning alexander is behind bars facing charges of aggravated robbery and hit-and-run after learning the wrong way not to mess with this mama bear. >> mama didn't raise no punk. >> reporter: for "good morning america," brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> she's tough. >> the mama didn't raise no punk is right, and the mom said she was yelling all kinds of things that she may not remember. but she hoped that the carjacker does remember. >> something tells me he won't forget. >> don't mess with mama.
>> some said we can't repeat what she said. >> yeah. >> she got the results she needed. ginger, you're taunting us with that picture from southern california. >> yeah, because i'm just -- i'm blacking out with a cold. that's not happening. let's look at this. torrey pines, california. how about that? and, yes, it looks so beautiful and everyone is so envious in the studio here but they have problems of their own. they've got high wind warnings. >> oh. >> see. gusts could go to 55 miles per hour around here, i-8 in the san diego county mountains, and, it is a big deal, santa anas bringing in the warmth but also doing this, sustained winds in the 20s or 30s and the gusts up to even 60 in some spots. go to 81 death valley, 74, las vegas. 85 yuma, and 80 for phoenix. tucson a little cloudier and cooler at 71 and the cold is creeping. it's about to get into the southeast, 68 tallahassee. but that freezing line gets into north florida.
>> good morning i an meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. high clouds and high temperatures and record warmth is possible and watch out the beach hazards are developing and the rip currents and sneak are waves all law saturday. it will be cooler next week but the transition is dry. oakland is the best chance of record high today at 74 degrees and the rest of us in the upper 60's to mid-70's. we are in the 40s and 50s tonight and high clouds and warmer-than-average
>> it's tough to drive a semi in cities like boston any day but you have six-foot snowbanks and this happens, the boat stuck, right in the middle of the streets. i know everyone is excited for spring, they're getting the boats out. not quite. mother nature is saying, nope, not going to happen. >> snow melt and then it'll just float away. >> always thinking there, michael. thank you, ginger. coming up, an emotional start to the american sniper trial. chris kyle's widow taking the stand. dan and nancy are here to break it all down. also ahead, tax fraud alert. how someone may have already filed for you taking your refund. the fbi investigating right now. and the netflix glitch that set the internet on fire with the "house of cards" leak intentional or a whopper of a mistake? >> a whopper. i like that. and then, the odd couple. taylor swift and kanye west, have they really made up, teaming up in the studio? we'll get into that when "good
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good morning, america. right now, three winning tickets sold in last night's powerball drawing. splitting the jackpot of more than $564 million. also right now, chris kyle's widow delivering emotional testimony in the opening day of the american sniper trial. and a major tax fraud alert. someone may have already collected your tax refund using a popular computer program. the fbi now investigating. we do say good morning, america. one more alarm clock, yes, friday eve, it is and we have a lot to get to this morning. apparently taylor swift is able to shake it off. is she really about to get into the studio with kanye west? what he's saying about the unlikely duo. >> that would be something. >> we'll get into that ahead. an emotional start to the american sniper murder trial. chris kyle's widow cried on the
stand when she talked about the day he was killed along with his friend. >> reporter: two years of grief seemed to pour out of taya kyle the moment she sat on the witness stand. who were you married to asked the prosecutor. she broke down whispering chris kyle. >> i need you here. >> reporter: millions have watched the kyles' love story in the blockbuster "american sniper" but wednesday kyle told her story to the 12 people who matter the most the jurors who will decide whether eddie routh is guilty of murdering chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield at this gun range two years ago. the judge will not allow audio from witnesses to be broadcast but you don't need to hear her to see her pain. she clutched dog tags as she walked jurors through family pictures. she also talked about the last day she saw him. we said we loved each other and gave each other a kiss and a hug like we always did. as kyle left the stand she hugged chad littlefield's mother who told the jury it would have been her son's 38th birthday.
>> he did not know what he was doing was wrong. >> reporter: ralph sat with his head down as he told jurors he was insane when he turned the gun on two men he never met before who were trying to help him with ptsd. chris kyle may have thought he was crazy together as they were riding together to that gun range. >> chris kyle was sitting in the driver's seat on his telephone and he texts chad littlefield sitting right next to him. he texts him that this dude is straight up nuts. and chad littlefield texts chris kyle back right behind you, watch my six. >> reporter: that's military slang for watch my back. prosecutors say ralph was drunk and high and may have had mental problems but nothing that excuses cold-blooded murder. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news stephenville
texas. >> more from our legal team abc news legal analyst dan abrams and nancy grace on hln in atlanta. nancy, the prosecution beginning with the most powerful punch possible. >> absolutely by bringing on the wife taya the jury gets to know the victim in this case and that's very rare. you can search the constitution. it mentions nothing about the crime victim. this is the only way the jury gets to know to see, to feel the victim and in this case that's extremely important and what they're going to learn about the defendant in this case routh, is that he used the claim of ptsd so many times to get out of trouble, even to get out of a dui. he would use this claim of ptsd. >> and, dan, ptsd not the same as insanity. >> that's right. ptsd is not enough to say i shouldn't be held responsible for my actions. it has to be my ptsd was so bad that i didn't understand right
from wrong. but, look in this case this is a comparatively good insanity claim and what i mean by that is the insanity defense is always tough -- >> emphasis on comparatively. >> hang on one sec. it's really tough in a state like texas, it's really hard to win an insanity defense but they have evidence here of not just mental illness, but of comments he made afterwards that may suggest that he didn't understand what he did was so terrible. that's the important thing in this case and to have the victim himself having said this dude is straight up nuts shall that's not a legal or medical assessment but is sure helpful to the defense. >> you're not buying it nancy. >> this is what i think about that. what they're going to do is bring in surveillance video from the local taco bell that shows that right after gunning these two men down in cold blood, shooting them in the back in the back of the head he takes
their car, their black pickup truck, drives it through taco bell and enjoys a burrito. he's not in the middle of some -- he's not having a flashback and also ptsd from what? he never even saw battle when he was in iraq and he never even got off the ship in kuwait. >> but i don't think eating at taco bell -- >> no ptsd. >> eating at taco bell doesn't necessarily mean you're not insane. i'm not going to make a judgment about eating at taco bell but the bottom line is that doesn't change the reality that he may -- >> dan, he told his sister what happened dan. he got to his sister's house after he enjoyed his taco -- his burrito at taco bell and says i just killed two people. i just sold my soul for a truck and, again, ptsd from what? he never got off the ship in haiti. he was in a green area when he was in iraq so trauma from what?
he was doing this kind of behavior drugs and alcohol before he was ever even in the military. >> but ptsd isn't the point here. the point is did he have a level of mental illness from whatever cause, it could be ptsd, it could be not ptsd the legal question here is did he understand right from wrong when this happened and there are, you know look i'm not saying he's going to win this because it's a long shot but there are real arguments here to suggest that this is a guy who had between mental illness and possible criminal insanity. >> he has a tattoo that says the high life. it was drugs and alcohol. >> this trial not over yet, nancy grace and dan abrams thanks very much. to ginger with the weather. let's go ahead to montana. western montana, big sky resort. we've got video from there. you know they had 20 inches of snow just in the last week. so they say high elevations they're doing well even though so many other resorts out west are not. a quiet start to the day
especially in the pacific northwest and quite warm portland above average 62. redding, 75 and 67 for reno. from oklahoma up to the northern plains this i've been talking about that warmth. so that's the ridge out there, but, boy, the cold gets -- look at jacksonville. subfreezing for a couple of the days in the next four. >> good morning, are you ready for record warmth? today is the first of several, 68 to 72 inland and up to 73 north to south along the cost and 74 around bay for the high and this lasts >> all that weather brought to you by kay jewelers. even charlotte seeing the teens as we get into the rest of the weekend. >> we're all in it together ginger. >> yeah we are. now to amy with "the speed feed" in the social square. amy. >> that's right. good morning, guys. powerball is a winner in your feeds this morning but the victor on twitter and facebook has to be "house of cards." fans of the wildly popular netflix show got a big surprise
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warning of phishing scams asking for users to confirm their date father. >> once they have that information they can then prepare a false tax return and they will designate where it's sent and believe it it will not be to your bank account. >> reporter: they are reportedly happening across 19 states right now. in alabama alone, 16,000 suspicious filings. minnesota halting its processing of turbotax state filings for 48 hours after a spike in victims there. julie hoy was one of them going to file her return finding out someone had. >> it's a huge inconvenience especially if you're expecting a refund. >> reporter: intuit telling abc news they place the highest importance on respecting and protecting our customers' data regularly alerting customers of fraud alert and phishing scams." so stay alert. gio benitez, abc news new york. >> it's time everybody. start thinking about it. thank you. coming up big news for amanda
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taylor swift after she won best female video at the mtv awards. >> i'm really happy for you. i'm going to let you finish but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. [ cheers and applause ] >> this morning can yeah claiming to ryan seacrest swift has shaken off the incident. >> yeah she wants to get in the studio and we're definitely going to go in. >> reporter: kanye and t. swift. together? >> they posed at the grammys from their seats and looked genuinely like they were having a good time. >> reporter: no word if beck will join in for their own version of "four five seconds." yes, you hit on the caveat. we have not heard -- >> bury the lead >> we have not heard from taylor swift. >> more of like a wish. >> he said it. he said it publicly so it's on the record. people are taking -- >> the ball is in her court. >> he wouldn't lie about something like this. >> kanye and taylor tanye.
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tory always gets great bargains and starting under $10. >> whoo. all right. a lot coming up. first news from amy. good morning, everyone. we begin with the big news overnight that there are three winning tickets for last night's $564 million powerball jackpot. they were sold in texas, north carolina and puerto rico. the jackpot is the fifth largest in u.s. history and if the winners choose the lump sum option, they will each get more than $127 million before taxes. overseas right now, a cease-fire in the standoff with russia. president putin agreed today to a deal that will stop the fighting between pro-russian manufacture manufacture. it takes effect sunday but many details still need to be negotiated. cbs news correspondent bob simon died last night in a car crash here in new york city. simon was in the backseat of a car when it struck another vehicle and spun out of control. simon covered nearly every world
conflict since the 1960s. he was even held captive in iraq for more than a month. bob simon was 73. a new twist in the fatal crash involving reality star bruce jenner. we are hearing from one of the other drivers just as police released the 911 calls. abc's aditi roy has the details. >> 911 emergency, what are you reporting? >> a car accident, major car accident. >> reporter: this morning the newly released 911 calls from the scene of this deadly accident involving reality star bruce jenner. >> are there any injuries? >> i'm going to say, it looks pretty bad. one car is destroyed. >> reporter: revealing the dramatic moments following the four-car collision on california's pacific coast highway that killed 69-year-old kim howe. this as the driver police say caused the crash speaks out for the first time. 29-year-old jessica steindorf, a hollywood talent manager seen hobnobbing with models
on instagram was driving this prius when authorities say she abruptly slowed down causing howe to crash into her and jenner to crash into howe possibly propelling her into the path of an oncoming hummer but in a statement to abc news, steindorf said she did not suddenly stop but jenner not only hit howe but rear ended her at a high rate of speed too. >> traffic is blocked in both lanes and there are cars across three lanes. >> reporter: dmv records show steindorf and howe were driving with suspended licenses. >> bruce, are you okay? >> reporter: as for jenner, he passed a field sobriety test. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. and we are hearing for the first time from the sony executive fired after that hacking scandal that exposed company e-mails. amy pascal spoke to a conference in san francisco about those e-mail exchanges including messages about movies she thought president obama would like and insults aimed at angelina jolie. she called the situation horrible saying, quote, there is nothing you can do. you can't say anything, you
can't explain anything. but she said angelina jolie, quote, didn't care. pascal said most people understand hollywood is a weird place, and if everyone was nice all the time, she says it wouldn't work. there's word from seattle that amanda knox is engaged. her fiance is a musician she's known since middle school. knox was convicted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in italy. that conviction was reversed on appeal but knox was reconvicted. the high court is expected to decide whether she'll be tried again. well, finally many of us love seeing nature up close. while this may be up close, i might say it's too personal. yeah, look at that. a zoo in australia offering visitors the chance to stay in hotel rooms. apparent lyly you can bathe while a bear stares at you just a few feet away. who wouldn't want that? right? yeah, you pay for that because that's fun, but if that's too much, you also can have a peekaboo game with a
giraffe in your tree house. zoo officials warn that animals that are just behind a glass enclosure that animals can get noisy at night. again, that's strike two for me. >> yeah, need sleep. the national geographic channel will do just fine. >> thank you, amy. "pop news" and weather coming up. let's go to lara in the social square. >> thank you so much george and here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." first in "pop news",," meghan trainor, "all about that bass." right? well she'll tell us about the moment she knew she could, in fact, be a pop star. we think so. and then uma thurman in the news. the makeup secrets behind her dramatic new look. we're going to put those to the it he with our friends from lancome. and then it's our big "gma" matchmaking challenge. the love doctors are in the house with dating tips. oh, thank you. thank you. wow. >> thank you. we're going to find you guys love on valentine's day. and then i'm in love. i'm in love with "scandal" and in love with portia, i'm in love with the dress, portia de rossi is
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stewart's announcement that he is leaving "the daily show," and that has stewart wondering if he missed something. >> did i die? [ laughter ] because it all seems very i died. >> no, very much alive and the offers rolling in for stewart including a surprising one from arby's who playfully tried to recruit stewart online despite the host's long-running beef with the fast food chain. his response, just go online and look it up. it's classic stewart. also in "pop news" this morning, meghan trainor's lips are moving this morning telling "seventeen" magazine she never thought she'd make it as a pop star because she, quote, didn't look like rihanna. but after all the positive feedback she received for all about -- ♪ i'm all about that bass ♪ ♪ no treble ♪ >> she changed her tune and good thing. meghan's brand-new album
title debuted at number one on the billboard 200 and, by the way, meghan a little fyi, no one looks like rihanna and except for maybe this cake. >> oh, wow. >> she's perfect. she's stunning and you know what meghan, you are beautiful just the way you are. >> my daughters are such fans of meghan trainor. they make pic collages of her and think it's so great she's an inspiration to so many young fans. >> that's why i wanted to do this story. kate is your number one fan. if you don't have plans this valentine's day weekend, you may want to check out the first annual cuddle convention called cuddle-con. george is writing it down. in portland, oregon, 12 hours of workshops, speakers and plenty of snuggling.
don't get too close with your hugging partner, though. cuddle-con purely platonic. participants must take a 30-minute class before being allowed in just so you're aware of the -- >> workshop. >> you and ali could go for a romantic weekend -- >> you have to cuddle other people that you don't know. >> just for warmth. >> but they have to agree, i guess. >> after that class, must be so interesting. and that's "pop news," everybody. >> that really tickled you. >> picture it. >> "heat index" coming up. let's go to ginger. >> this crowd, george -- [ cheers and applause ] it's impressing me today. a lot of it is made up by a whole school group from where? >> dubai. >> from dubai, and you guys are just hanging in the city. i like your energy. i'm sticking with you but let's check the forecast because there's more snow coming to the northeast and new england. it's already a little flurry-ee in new england. that is through today into early tomorrow. then this is the next storm coming through the great lakes very light there, but saturday into early sunday let me tell you, if you guys are around if you're going north at all,
more snow coastal new hampshire up through maine and it is going to be so cold. those wind gusts could reach 40, some 50 miles per hour. it's going to be a mess. all right. that's the big picture. >> good morning i an meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. high clouds and high temperatures and record warmth is possible and watch out the beach hazards are developing and the rip currents and sneak are waves all law saturday. it will be cooler next week but the transition is dry. oakland is the best chance of record high today at 74 degrees and the rest of us in the upper 60's to mid-70's. we are in the 40s and 50s tonight and high clouds and warmer-than-average >> there are so many dubai students but dubai ends right here and then we go to -- >> ireland. >> rierld. we got everybody out here, robin. >> nice international flavor. all right. thank you, ginger. first up on our "gma heat index," uma thurman's buzzy new look. the actress appeared on the red carpet looking noticeably different.
it's a new makeup style, and abc's linzie janis has more. >> reporter: she's known for kicking butt, but this morning, uma thurman is creating buzz. the superstar's latest look on the red carpet drawing lots of attention. just look at the before and after. >> uma thurman recently stepped out with a much different makeup look than we're used to seeing on her, and it kind of sparked this crazy speculation that she may have done something different to her face. >> reporter: social media erupting as people noticed what appeared to be tauter skin around thurman's forehead and cheekbones conjuring up memories of renee zellweger's transformation just a few months ago. zellweger attributing the change to a healthier lifestyle. and it turns out thurman's change of face may have been even easier to achieve. her makeup artist troy surratt telling "people" magazine the secret is a new
makeup trend calling effortless parisienne chic that requires barely there eye makeup and a bold lip. >> we rarely see celebrities step out without a full face of makeup including false eyelashes and eyeliner. so to see somebody do this, it's very unexpected. >> reporter: so i decided to try out parisienne chic myself and met up with alix taylor from glam squad. is this a trend? >> absolutely. i think we're kind of over that smoky eye. >> reporter: she says a lot goes into this simple look. >> getting a nice tinted moisturizer, a nice bronzer. contouring, brows. >> uma thurman wasn't wearing mascara, eyeliner. can't that make you look more tired? >> done the right way, i think it can also enhance your look. >> so you wouldn't recommend going as drastic as uma. no. >> all right. joining us now celebrity makeup artist mickey williams with our artist lindsay and re-created uma thurman's new
look and here's what lindsay looked like before. can we take a look and see? all right. beautiful and, mickey, what have you done here? >> well, it is skin care, everybody was saying that. you need to -- there's such technology with skin care. if you use blur creams now and they sit on top of the skin and they have consistency to them and erase fine lines and saying the taut forehead and will smooth out the pores which gives it that appearance and find a super, super light foundation. now, foundation has grown up a lot too. you have cushion foundations now. you want to find one that comes in a really, really kind of wide range of color and then what you do with that, it's so, so thin i can even show you on your hand. it just melts into the skin. >> it does. >> so you're going to leave as much skin exposed as possible, natural skin so then you're just really going to color correct with what's left. >> how does that feel lindsay? >> really light. it's great. >> and then highlighter and contouring is not kardashian anymore. >> not as dramatic with the eyes, popping the lips. >> and you're using
the same colors that you're using to contour and highlight around the eyes. so nothing really stands out so that contour color is only about a shade darker than your skin tone and you're going to use it on the crease of your eye too. >> we were just talking, amy and ginger and i and lara. is this for everyone? >> it is actually for everyone. everyone can wear it. some people just have more of a preference. we're seeing a lot of nude lips but uma pulled off a really bright lip and it looked beautiful so that's where you want to play with your color. if you're someone who can't wear mascara, the trick with mascara, put it on the base and take it off the tips at the end. >> good tips. good to see you again, worked together back in the day. lindsay, looking beautiful, as always. >> thank you. our "heat index" and karina smirnoff, one of our favorite pros from "dancing with the stars" is going from the ballroom to the book store with a new collection of dating horror stories just in time for valentine's day. it's called "we're just not that into you" and melissa rycroft sat down with karina to talk about her stumbles in the search for love. >> reporter: a new book just released about one disaster
after another. >> how did i get myself into it? >> reporter: karina smirnoff has stolen our hearts on "dancing with the stars" for 16 seasons, but now she's hung up her dancing shoes and picked up her pen. she and her friends have chronicled some of their hilarious dating escapades for "we're just not that into you." i met her at the redbury, a hot date spot and just the girls dishing about the dates. >> sometimes you hear it's not you, it's me, and in reality you know that they mean that it is you. >> yes. >> so we decided to say, don't worry. we're not that into you too. >> exactly. thank you for saying that. again, where was this a few years ago when i was dating? in the book karina smirnoff doesn't name any names but enter the serial cheater. >> the serial cheater, we have been through some of those. >> yeah. >> the jealous tyrant. >> i mean, i feel like you're going through my dating history right now. then there's the embarrassing moment with the cool dude. >> this guy takes me on a date at this really hot spot. i decided to stick my head out of the window.
he was being cool and he just rolls up the window. yes, my head is dangling outside of the car. that was the ice breaker. >> reporter: and we can't forget about the fashionista. and you have another friend where her date actually wanted to wear her clothes. >> yep. he asked if he could try her dress on several times. >> now, that's a sign. there's even a section on the worst pickup lines ever. >> can i get a picture of you because i want to show it to santa and tell him what i want for christmas. oh, no. and do you know what my t-shirt is made of? of boyfriend material. do you live in a cornfield because i am stalking you. >> reporter: and with dating fiascos come a new set of rules. >> trust your intuition. everyone has baggage. just make sure his is car rye hiv on. a guy should give you wings to fly, not tie anchors to your ankles of the make sure there's trust and respect. >> mutual. >> exactly. >> reporter: although karina is mum about her current love life she says she's had her
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good morning, san jose police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a man dead. officers were responding to reports to a man with a knife inside a home when they say he charged them. they ordered him to drop the weapon, but he did not and the officers opened fire hitting him at least once. he died at the hospital. the officers are on paid administrative leave this morning. lots of trouble spots in your commute. >> we're heading across the golden gate bridge. the signal is spotty, but traffic is moving nicely. southbound traffic now starting to move a bit better after that overturned accident at francisco street has cleared. we have another problem in san jose.
mid-70s. we also have that rough surf now all the way through 6:00 p.m. saturday. here's a look at your latest come in. >> the new writer is here. >> okay, good, send him in. >> hello. >> hey, how are you doing? >> okay, you saw it here first, cookie monster writing for jimmy kimmel right now. that's his new job. find out what he's cooking up for jimmy tonight live at 11:30 eastern, 11:35 eastern, excuse me, right here on abc. >> come on, george. >> every minute counts. >> that's it. also, it is a star-studded morning here in times square. "scandal's" portia de rossi here live with a sneak peek of tonight's episode and also oscar winner kevin costner here, as well. >> can i just say she's so good on "scandal." >> oh, yeah. how about that scene last week with huck? >> oh, my gosh. >> don't give it away. some of us haven't seen it. >> keep up the good work.
and speaking of stars, nba superstar lebron james with a very special announcement only here on "gma." >> whoo. >> that's coming up. >> big show, big show and right now, love is in the air. valentine's day just two days away. time now, though, for our "gma" matchmaker challenge. patti stanger, host of "the millionaire matchmaker" and award-winning matchmaker paul carrick brunson both with us here live and a look at how they tried to help one very, hmm, selective woman find love. ♪ meet 37-year-old audra strafella. an executive assistant who gave up the las vegas dating game to move to the big apple. now audra is ready to find the man of her dreams. there's just one problem. >> i am very picky actually. i am attracted to usually a dark-haired, italian-looking men, someone who looks professional and has it together on the outside. >> reporter: also on her list, a sense of humor, someone who
enjoys the outdoors, likes to dance, has an established career and is ready for commitment. that's a tall order so we called in the big guns, millionaire matchmaker patti stanger and relationship coach paul carrick brunson to find a date for her the pickiest of people. >> so you're on line plenty of fish. i met my boyfriend on this site but you're having an issue because you don't really -- you're not meeting the right guys. >> she's whisked away for a surprise makeover and paul and patti meet her eligible bachelors. >> major muscle going on. >> you got to pay for the show. >> you see yourself with someone in five years? >> yeah, absolutely. hopefully, yeah. >> what else you want in a woman? >> someone that could put up with my shenanigans. >> okay. >> all right. >> so we've reached a decision? >> we have. it was tough. i have some news for you. we completely agree that you are the right person for audra. >> reporter: we head straight to strip house where cameras roll as a glammed up audra meet kurt for the right time.
>> body language is really good. >> the body language is great. >> she likes him. >> reporter: as the conversation and the wine flow, patty and paul make a game-changing move. >> we want to order for them the chocolate dessert. but one piece and two forks. >> chocolate cake. >> oh, my goodness. >> oh, no. >> pick up the fork. >> someone at some point has to feed the dessert to the other person. >> so you're trying to insinuate that i should be feeding it to you? >> yes. >> oh guy serves the girl not the other way around. oh, no. she broke the cardinal rule. >> please, please, please get this to kurt. >> i want you to eat this cake. >> ready? here we go. mm-mm. >> yeah. okay, so what is going to happen now? do you think he's going to ask her out again? >> i don't know. >> oh. well, let's find out, shall we? we're joined by audra and our matchmaking experts, patti stanger, paul carrick brunson here to reveal live if
there will be a second date. are you ready? so let's first start with our matchmakers, paul, patti does he want to go on a second date, yes or no, one, two, three. show. oh! >> yes. >> he said no? >> he said -- >> he said yes. >> he said yes. >> he said yes. >> two yeses. >> he said yes. he said yes. he said yes. >> he wants another date. >> i scared you. >> okay. >> so he really, really -- he enjoyed the cake experience, the date on the whole. what was his takeaway? give it to me quick. >> he basically -- you know, they were leading with the resumes. you can't lead with your resume, right? >> yeah. >> she's online much she's dating on plenty of fish. it's not the profile it's the picture and the bottom line was they needed to relax. >> but he -- >> not that he wants -- >> he basically after the wine was over, he totally like settled in and hit it but then i don't know what you feel -- >> let's find out. we have one yes. he wants a second date. audra, do you want to go on a second date? >> should i reveal it? >> reveal, please. one, two, three.
oh. >> tell me why, though. >> we're not surprised. >> tell us why. >> the chemistry -- >> i feel bad. >> serious. >> can i just -- >> this is really serious. >> this is very serious. >> this is bad. >> the guy was great. don't get me wrong. he was an amazing person. i didn't feel a connection. there was no chemistry. >> what did he do wrong? >> for men everywhere. >> he didn't lead like you said. he wasn't giving me that -- i don't know. >> did it have to do with the chocolate cake? >> all about the cake? >> he did not feed me the cake first. >> what did he do wrong? >> i fed him the cake. >> no, no, i disagree. no, no, no. i disagree. i'm throwing the towel. no no, no. that's the flag. here's the reason why. it doesn't matter that you fed him first. >> oh my god. >> it's that he didn't reciprocate, right? >> it's a first date. >> first date. do you think george is going to do that with his wife on a first date? >> it's okay. >> i'm having flashbacks of dan abrams. [ laughter ]
>> if you give, give, give and don't receive, that means the man is just potentially a dating mistake. >> he's the alpha. she needs to be the beta to his alpha. >> i think on the first date i'm with -- >> reciprocation is the foundation of every relationship. >> oh, no. >> can we just all find love, please? it's valentine's day weekend. this is fascinating. i'm sure there's a lot of takeaway in there for you. feed your date cake. okay. that's all i'm saying, everybody. >> yes. >> we're going to find you love. we're on the case, everybody. >> we're not done yet. >> we're not done. >> this is a project -- >> we're working. >> you two play nice. >> good job. nancy grace and dan abrams. double-date. everybody, catch patti on "the millionaire matchmaker" thursday nights on bravo. as everyone can see, it's must see tv. outside to ginger. shall we? >> i'm inside. first it's cold and, second, because i have some friends we're going to be talking to.
let's check in on hawaii. we haven't talked about them lately, yes, very warm and beautiful. we love seeing those pictures. totally envious, but also a high surf advisory for kauai and some of the volcano areas could see 80 plus mile-per-hour winds and wyoming, a picture of some of the mountains. it's going to get even colder. if you think it's mild in new >> good morning, are you ready for record warmth? today is the first of several, 68 to 72 inland and up to 73 north to south along the cost and 74 around bay for the high and this lasts through >> and all that weather was brought to you by quaker. now you'll find out why all my friends are here. the nba all-star weekend tips off tomorrow. right here in new york city and we've had transformed social square into the ultimate lebron james fan cave complete with die-hard lebron fans. there they are.
we're going lebron crazy because king james has an announcement. >> what's up, guys. lebron james, sorry i can't be there with you guys but i have a game tonight in chicago. well, listen, i want to thank "good morning america" for sure. you guys are unbelievable for letting me be a part of this. but, listen, i got my team, my foundation team coming up from akron, ohio. they should be with you already and a few partners to start off a great initiative that we have. it's called the 23 acts of kindness and they have some gifts for you guys. let me not forget. i want to say thank you again because you guys are the reason that i'm a part of nba all-star weekend once again and without your votes i wouldn't be there so thank you so much and i promise. >> thank you, lebron. now, let's get to that first act of kindness. we're starting it right here. the ambassadors from the lebron family foundation have an incredible gift bag for each of
you so give them the gift bags but don't open them yet, please. because inside you'll find headphones and nba swag and an nba fan experience ticket but that's not all. inside one more epic surprise. one of the bags has a basketball and that will be a person who gets a special gift so go ahead and open them up. let's see who's got it. who's got the special gift? oh, wait. all of you have that gift and you know what, it's not just a basketball, you guys. wait, wait, wait. you got to know what it's for. all of you get a ticket to the sprite slam dunk contest. all of you are going to the sprite slam dunk contest. that's what the basketball meant. okay, we got that out. they're excited. and you should be excited because we're coming right back with portia de rossi live. is that great? are you excited? [ cheers and applause ]
♪ tgit is here again and that means a new "scandal" episode and we're so excited to have new star, guest star -- i don't know. i don't consider you a guest star anymore. you are on the program. >> thanks. >> portia de rossi is here with us this morning. >> hi. >> oh, you know, well, first of all, good morning. great to see you. >> good morning to you. >> you look fantastic. we're all raving, loving the hair. >> thanks, i brought a little spring to new york this morning. >> we needed that. >> yeah. i'm not going to take this out there. i'll tell you that. >> you got it. you were as big a fan as all of us before you joined the cast of "scandal." >> huge fan, in fact, ellen and
i i think we binge-watched the first season and a half. we were a little late to the game but we could not stop watching the show. and i was such an incredible, insane fan that to actually be on the show is a very surreal experience for me still. >> and you campaigned, you were on your agent about, get me on the show and when he called, you there was a little misunderstanding. >> yeah, well, you know, i had a meeting with shonda. my agent kind of hounded her agent for awhile to get the meeting set up. i took the meeting. i thought it went well and didn't hear for a few months and she said it might take me a little while to work you into the story, but i said, okay, this is good but then i didn't hear and then i kind of forgot about it a little bit and my agent called and says i have "scandal" news. you don't ever want to hear that from your agent. >> oh, no. >> i was thinking, oh, no, what, are we divorcing again? gosh, i can't keep up with it but then he told me that i was going to be on the show and i swear -- i was so excited and i'm still that excited to be a part of it. >> you handled it. you handled it. okay.
a little bit different this season for you and your character. >> yeah. >> turnabout is maybe not so fair play. >> yes. yes. well, the thing is, i think people thought lizzie bear, my character, was just all bad, and, you know, i think we're starting to see that she has a conscience and she does draw the line and so hopefully we can kind of see that these kind of evolving and changing. torturing kind of helps her change her mind a little bit. >> that last week -- >> yeah. >> huck, oh, my goodness. >> cheese greater. >> i know. i know. we can't even show that. i know people scream at us because they have it dvr'd too. >> okay, so you take a cheese grater and you put cheese on your pizza. >> that's it. that's the morning show version of that. you came bearing gifts.
you have a little sneak peek of tonight's episode. >> i do. >> and we see how the tables have turned. take a look. >> lizzie bear. >> cyrus. >> you seem a little jumpy there, kiddo. i got to tell you this doesn't look good. it looks like you're skipping town here. >> i'm not. just doing a little housekeeping. >> good because you and i both know you can't attempt to overthrow the american government, then just skedaddle when it all blows up in your face. >> oh, to hear cyrus say skedaddle. and you said he was your favorite character. >> yeah. i love cyrus beene and i love -- i love doing scenes with him because he's just so dynamic, and his character is just so rich and interesting, and he gets to yell, like who doesn't want to yell? i mean that's just fun for an actor, but, yeah, he's great. but as you can see, the tables have turned a little bit. i've lost my power, lost my footing, and i am forced to
testify against the vice president in order to stay out of jail, so i'm basically cyrus beene's puppet is a nice word. >> nicer way of putting it. you know what, i have to say i've been watching it for all these seasons. there is an intensity, don't you think, a different intensity this season. >> this season? i think so too. >> do you? >> i don't know whether it's just because i'm in it but it feels to me like i can't breathe when i'm watching the show. it's just so dense. you know, there's just so much to watch. it's -- and we have to live tweet, you know, so -- >> how do you do that? >> seeing it for the first time with all of you guys, so i'm kind of like sweet inging and watching going and i want to see my friends' work because -- yeah, hard to do the live tweeting. it's fun. it's fun to get that interaction from the fans and to see what people like and, you know, last episode with the scene that we can't talk about for the fans that need to catch up that was
really fun to see that coming through on the twitter feed was like, what! >> i know. well, proud gladiators in the studio here. >> yay. >> so thank you and like i said doesn't even seem like you're the new kid on the block anymore. >> oh, well, thanks. i hope to stay on the block and not have my head on the chopping block. >> ba-dum-dum. >> yeah. >> portia de rossi, ladies and gentlemen, she's got a million of them, oh, and, by the way, nice bling. nice bling. yeah just kind of noticing -- blinding me a little bit. >> i'm spoiled. >> well deserved. you can watch "scandal" and the whole tgit lineup starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. oo female announcer: get 36 months interest-free financing, and save up to $300 on
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film called "mcfarland, usa." and it's being called the first feel-good movie of the year and that it is. it's based on the true story of seven latino students who formed their high school's first cross country team with the help of their gym teacher and coach and in the scene you're about to see, he gets schooled by the mother of one of his students. take a look. >> welcome to the family, huh. >> no, no, senora, please, gracias but i couldn't. >> don't say to me no okay. my husband always working but every day he is sitting at the table with his family. he's talking and he's listening. how you gonna be family if you don't eat together? i want that back. >> and so good to have kevin with us this morning, and, kevin, this movie does really pull at your heartstrings. when you read the script it had to just draw you right in. >> yeah, it was a true story and interestingly enough i actually in high school played against this school. i lived up in the central
valley, viesalia, and, you know, to see the workers when you go down the road to the left and to the right and those days start early and go long and to realize that while this may look like it's a sports story, you know, a cross country thing, it's actually about as american of a story as you can possibly get. it's about men and women who will work the hardest jobs in all conditions just to make their life better for their children, and what happens is this coach comes into this town and he gives these young men an idea that they can be something that they never thought possible because the only thing growing in that community is the prison and what happens, they succeed beyond their wildest expectations. >> they sure did and there's one scene where you, your character, jim white, gets out in the field under that hot sun and is picking cabbages. what was that -- number one, i'm assuming it was very important to show that. >> yeah. >> and to actually get in there and to live it. >> it was important at -- he
to -- that he was a fish out of water and somehow he had to immerse himself in the culture and the only way you can begin to even understand because these -- it wasn't just their parents picking, it was these kids pick before they go to school and they pick when it's over. and a lot of us don't really know how the food is getting on our plate, but it's these people that do this, and so he did. at one point his team was falling apart and he decided i will go pick with you. i will be with you and to this day that man is still in that community, jim white. >> yeah. it is a real feel-good story. it's a wonderful story and there's a wonderful scene at the end. i don't want to give it away where you get a glimpse of the real characters. >> yeah, and i think that's nice. i mean, we -- there's all kind of stories we can tell out there and sometimes we tell, you know, the romantic comedy whatever you want to say, these big movies, but sometimes we get to see a person's life in america in a place you're not often privy to go into. >> yep, and you're a busy giechlt we don't have a lot of time but i know you're also very proud of another film.
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good morning, get ready for the warm-up. let's check in with mike nicco. >> consecutive days starting today through sunday. we're at 69 in oakland. we're going to have the beach hazards. that means the large swells and rip currents and sneaker waves. all that is happening now through 6:00 saturday evening. it coincides with some of the warmest days if you're heading to the beaches. mid- to upper 40s inland. until you get to san francisco at about 53. here's my seven-day forecast. your record temperatures through sunday cooler nex dry. >> we're taking you to alamo where we have a three-car crash blocking two lanes. take a look at the slowing it's causing coming out of pleasant
hill. as we head into san jose, a motorcycle crash blocking one >> it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from the movie "fifty shades of grey," dakota johnson, and shaquille o'neal is here to win. win "live's" karaoke singing smackdown. all next on "live"! [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] >> now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪ kelly: thank you.