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good morning, america. breaking overnight, guilty. american sniper chris kyle's killer convicted. >> we've waited two years for god to get justice for us on behalf of our son. >> both victims' families overcome with emotion. the jury from that blockbuster trial deliberating for just over two hours. the killer sentenced to life in prison. we'll take you inside the jury room, six of the jurors here exclusively on "gma." also breaking overnight, airline safety alert. southwest admits missing key inspections for more than 100 planes. so, why are they still being allowed to fly? home explosion. new details this morning about this stunning blast caught on tape. a home completely blown to pieces rocking an entire neighborhood. 15 people hurt. the warning to all homeowners this morning. and an abc news exclusive.
what in the world were you thinking? >> well, clearly i wasn't thinking. >> u.s. soccer star hope solo at the center of that huge firestorm speaking out for the first time this morning about her off-the-field trouble and her hope for the future. and good morning, america. we have a lot to get to this wednesday morning and we begin with that american sniper verdict. the jury got the case a little after 7:30. by 10:00 they had a verdict. eddie routh convicted of murdering chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield. of course, this case made so famous by the movie "american sniper," you see bradley cooper playing chris kyle right there. >> and six of the jurors will be joining us in an abc news exclusive taking us inside their deliberations, but first abc's ryan owens has the latest from
stephenville, texas. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it did not take this jury long to decide they did not buy the insanity defense. they only had the case for about 2 1/2 hours and nearly an hour of that was dinner. >> we, the jury, find the defendant, eddie ray routh, guilty of the offense of capital murder. >> reporter: eddie routh will spend the rest of his life in a texas prison. the outcome the families of american sniper chris kyle and chad littlefield were hoping for. >> we've waited two years for god to get justice for us on behalf of our son. >> reporter: routh showed no emotion as the verdict was read. he hasn't this entire trial. and no reaction this morning from taya kyle, chris' widow. she left in tears during defense closing arguments and never returned, but she was here every day of the nine-day trial and was the first witness. >> who were you married to prior to february the 2nd, 2013?
>> chris kyle. >> okay. >> reporter: the judge didn't allow audio to be broadcast during the trial so this is our first time hearing her emotional testimony. >> i was outside our house on easter morning, chris hiding easter eggs for the kids. >> reporter: as she watched jurors through family photos of the war hero whose life became a blockbuster. >> green light. >> reporter: detailing the last time she saw her husband alive. >> just said we loved each other and gave each other a kiss and a hug like we always did. >> reporter: this morning, we also finally hear the killer's voice on the police interrogation tape. eddie routh answering that pivotal question. >> did you know the difference between wrong and right? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: and apologizing to the victims' families. >> i'd tell them i'm so sorry for what i've done, and if i could have done it differently,
i'd done it a whole lot differently. >> reporter: in closing arguments the prosecutor told the jury this man shot two men in the back in our county find him guilty and that's exactly what they did. george. >> thanks, ryan. we are joined now by several of the jurors who reached this decision last night. thank you so much for joining us. i know you had a long night last night, but let me begin with you, barrett, you all deliberated for a little over two hours. how were you able to reach it so quickly. >> we all had our strong feelings. we were led the same direction. we spent time to go back over the facts that led us in that direction and ultimately, unanimous decision, you know, multiple times. we just like i said reinforced why it was a unanimous decision and where we got to where we got. >> heidi, was there any disagreement at the beginning? >> not really. it was kind of, we felt like we
shouldn't just come to a decision. we felt like we needed to talk things over first and figure out whether everybody was on the same page or if we needed to discuss something more so we took our time before we actually came to the guilty verdict. we discussed different things and asked questions and talked it over. >> christina yeager, eddie routh had so much bizarre behavior. did you all just decide he was faking? >> that was something that we really had to figure out in the beginning. i know a lot of us came into this jury questioning that. but evidence shows that there was a real definite pattern there when it came to, you know, his earlier convictions before the trial. >> sara, tell us more about that pattern. >> well, when i say there's a pattern that we saw, it was, you know, he would be -- he would get intoxicated, get in trouble, and then the police would show
up and he would say i'm a veteran. i have ptsd. i'm insane. you know, and every time something bad happened, he'd pull that card and also just other evidence like his other convictions and then as well as, you know, just pattern behaviors through his interviews with the specialists. >> and bottom line, barrett, you all were convinced that he knew the difference between right and wrong when he pulled those triggers? >> yes, sir. >> without a doubt. >> without a doubt. >> he knew the consequences of pulling the trigger the first time. >> a lot of people are wondering if he could get a fair trial given all the publicity surround ing this case, given the movie, the extreme popularity of this movie "american sniper," did any of you see the movie and are you confident that you went into this with an open mind? >> the movie? there might have been a few of us that did, barrett might have. >> i did. >> barrett, you saw the movie.
how did it impact you? >> it gave me a better outlook on chris' role as a marine, what that job entitles, a greater respect for it. but, as far as the actions that took place on february 2nd, you know, chad was still in the picture and chad was not in that movie. i basically put the fact that chris was a marine, you know, out of my mind and just looked at him as a person. looked at chad as a person and looked at eddie as a person and tried to make, you know, reasonable judgment. >> finally, is there anything else you want our viewers to know about this case? >> i think -- >> it's a sad story for both families, it's a very sad story. it's a tragedy and it's -- i hope that the families, the littlefield and kyle families get some closure over there. >> well, thank you all for your service and thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> you heard barrett say it right there, no doubt in their
minds about this conviction. >> without a doubt that's how they said it, all right, george. now to that air safety alert. federal regulators allowing southwest to keep flying more than 100 planes despite missing a key inspection and abc's david kerley is at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson airport with the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this caused quite a mess for southwest airlines yesterday. it had to cancel 80 flights because it missed an inspection on a quarter of its fleet of a spoefk aircraft. now, the problem is the inspection of the rudder, in the tail section. now, they missed that inspection for 128 aircraft out of nearly 450. but, the faa is going to let them continue to fly those aircraft if they complete these inspections over the next five days by sunday. now, why? this is kind of your checkup of your car. lot of systems have to be looked at. it doesn't mean they're going to
fail. but southwest has had a tense relationship with the faa over inspections. in this case the faa is saying if southwest takes care of these inspections by sunday these aircraft are safe to fly. for now. >> george. >> okay, david, thanks very much. let's check in with ginger. more brutal winter weather. we got another storm coming to the south and a lot more cold up here. >> third in less than a week for this area, and this is not something you normally see at the end of february, so you could hear it on ryan owens' umbrella, it was either rain or sleet and both being detected around dallas. some snow now will move in. winter weather advisories from there through winter storm warnings, southern arkansas to atlanta to richmond. they're in a winter storm watch at this point. so it's that large swath and i think a lot of folks are going to get that show-stopping, school-closing type of snow and a little bit of ice in some places. so, here's some of the pockets of heavier snow, southwestern arkansas. you can see, as you get into the mountains of tennessee, western
north carolina and as it wraps up in virginia and delaware. this all because we've got cold air on top, of course, and major cold air, look at where we're at, great lakes ice coverage, 84.5%. that is the highest yet this season. last year we made it above 90% just to give you some perspective. we're getting there. we have this video you've got to see off lake huron of an ice cutter trying to make it through. there were actual shipping lanes shut down. people that could not get through, and although we have a little break today with some mild air, more cold headed our way. look at some of the subzero temperatures headed in for chicago, philadelphia, down to 11 as we start your saturday morning so, robin, i wish i had better news. i will eventually for some people so stick around. >> all right. we will, ginger. thank you. but now to that home explosion in new jersey. police dash cam capturing the whole thing. a gas leak fueling the blast that leveled a house, injured 15. but it could have been even worse. abc's tom llamas is in stafford township, new jersey, with more. good morning, tom.
>> reporter: robin, good morning to you. just behind me they're still making repairs to that gas main. nearly 24 hours after people started to report the smell of gas in the air. there are pieces of this home everywhere, insulation like this litters the neighborhood. the explosion so powerful, it rocked homes in every direction. the video stunning. you're watching a jersey shore home blown to pieces in a natural gas explosion tuesday. watch again. a police dash cam catching it all. from the air, you can see the home blown clear from its base, a gas-fed fire in its wake. the explosion felt a mile away. >> it happened so quickly. >> reporter: the first sign of trouble came 90 minutes earlier when someone reported smelling gas in the neighborhood which is near atlantic city. 75 homes were soon evacuated. >> confirmed we got a critical, got one down critical. >> one down critical.
okay, 10-4. >> reporter: it turns out the house was under renovation and empty, but 15 people were hurt including six firefighters and two utility workers who were critically injured and airlifted to an er. >> mostly had hearing problems. >> reporter: town officials say a two-inch gas main apparently broke, though it's still unclear how and what exactly ignited the blast. the police chief telling me they released this video to show the dangers of gas leaks, something they say could happen to anyone. >> i think a lot of times people minimize the potential risk to them and i think this really highlights the fact that, you know what, there is a real grave danger and you need to get away from any potential gas leaks. >> now at last check those two utility workers were still in critical condition and after surveying that damage up close it's amazing they survived. robin. >> it really is. all right, tom, thank you. now to amy with the other top developing stories right now. good morning, amy. >> good morning, ronnin. good morning, everyone.
and we begin with new details overnight about that commuter train crash north of los angeles that left dozens of people injured, some critically. the train slamming into a truck and we are now learning more about the driver and why his truck may have been on the tracks. here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: this morning, the man who drove a pickup truck and trailer on to these railroad tracks causing a fiery crash is behind bars. police arresting jose alejandro sanchez-ramirez on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. >> it was not stuck or bottomed out on the track or something like that, but traveled down the railroad track itself. >> reporter: the metrolink train left east ventura at 5:25 a.m. just 20 minutes into the trip the truck turned on to the tracks and traveled about 80 feet before colliding with the train head-on. police say the driver may have accidentally turned too soon thinking he was already at the intersection just ahead. but overnight, the driver's lawyer said trucks often get caught on the tracks at that location. it appears from preliminary reports there was nothing mr.
ramirez could do to prevent the accident once his truck was stuck on the tracks. ted maloney pulled victims off the train. >> there was laptops, lunches, purses all over the place. >> reporter: but investigators say this scene could have been much worse. crediting new technology. watch this demonstration, the train on the top of the screen an older model but below on the newer model the crash energy is absorbed by the car and transferred away from the passengers. technology passenger joel bingham is thankful for. you're pretty lucky today. >> very lucky to be alive. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, oxnard, california. and there is new concern about rising sea levels along the east coast. researchers have found sea levels north of new york city rose by 4 inches between 2009 and 2010. they blame climate change among other factors and predict similar spikes in the near future. well, anthem health insurance now says more than 78 million people may have had their personal information compromised in a recent data breach.
that includes up to 19 million non-anthem customers who have related plans with blue cross and blue shield. social security number, names and addresses may have been stolen. four students from wesleyan university in connecticut under arrest facing drug charges after nearly a dozen people overdosed on the drug known as molly. the suspects were immediately suspended. two students who took the drug are still in the hospital. drivers in the south aren't the only ones facing a winter storm. more than 40 cars and trucks were involved in this pileup in maine. one police officer describing the crash site as just a giant pile of mental. metal. well, buick has become the first u.s. automaker to make "consumer reports" list of top ten brands, the buick regal was also named the best sports sedan beating out the likes of bmw. the best midsize was the subaru
legacy and the top minivan, the honda odyssey. finally, a new option for some of us who are sick of shoveling snow, just dig a tunnel from your house to your driveway like this guy in canada did. he began his great escape after a storm dumped three feet of snow. he couldn't find a way above it so he went through it. it took him 6 hours to dig the 25-foot passage and it's tall enough to stand up in. those crazy canadians. you know, what are you going to do when you have three feet of snow. >> he had six hours to build a tunnel like that? >> got some guns, i guess. >> i tried to do an igloo for my kids, nothing like that. >> you can't stand up in it. >> nope. michael is over in the social square. boy, you have a piece of history going viral. >> oh, yes, i do. let's go to the great beyond to call for a cab. you're looking at astronauts terry virts and barry wilmore. working outside the international space station.
they're building what they're calling an interstellar parking lot for space taxis, actually docking stations for incoming flights. while they out there wilmore took this amazing as they call it spelfie, a space selfie. and if you look closely, you can see virts is reflected in his visor. and that's really cool but this isn't the first. take a look at this picture of buzz aldrin in 1966, this one is taken during the gemini 12 mission. this shot is about to go on the auction block tomorrow and could bring in as much as a million bucks so with that being said i'm taking a selfie of the spelfie. we'll see how much that goes for one day. >> a dollar maybe. >> about a dollar is right, george. well, we'll keep everybody posted on what that goes for. >> thanks, michael. >> okay, michael, thanks. let's go back to ginger and fog somewhere. >> another foggy morning in south florida. let's go ahead and look at the video. the last couple of days because that front has been draped across the area you've been warm south of it but you can't get in.
some people on cruise ships were tweeting me, what is going on with this. they won't let us tock. tampa bay has some of these visibility issues. key west is one of the lesser numbers, less than a quarter mile visibility there but tampa down to naples has to look out for early dense fog. again, it will be warm south of that front, but we could see some severe weather right there where all that air is really unstable. first, a warm front then a little low. anyhow in this area be careful later this afternoon. your local weather forecast is 30 seconds away. first, this morning's snowy cities.
good morning, i am abc7 news meteorologist with the forecast. we have the clouds turn to mainly sunny conditions and mild temperatures this afternoon. warmest tomorrow. we become then unsettled on friday and saturday. a light breeze along the coast. tonight is mild even more so than this morning with a last 40s and 50 around san mateo and san francisco. the seven-day forecast shows a chance of light rain on friday and >> remember that. the rocket that went through the aurora, beautiful picture. from idaho. >> gorgeous. >> yeah, thank you, ginger. coming up on "gma," new details about that bizarre bank heist. we're learning more about the suspects. and what was strapd to the victims. u.s. soccer star hope solo talking for the first time about her off-field problems and what's next for her. it's an abc exclusive. plus, caught on camera. school bus drivers blowing through red lights.
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good morning, america. right now, chris kyle's killer sentenced to life in prison in the blockbuster american sniper trial. also right now, the devices strapped to a bank executive and his mother were fake. and the new investigation into dangerous bus drivers caught on camera blowing through red lights. and we do say good morning, america, on this hump day and we have a lot of excitement here this morning. ♪ let it go ♪ ♪ let it go ♪ >> "frozen fever," times square. it has nothing to do with the cold, michael. >> it has nothing to do with the cold but has to do with anna, elsa and olaf. they are back. look at those "frozen" fans skating up a storm right here in the studio. they're here for the worldwide exclusive premiere of the "frozen fever," the brand-new
short film that's set to debut in theaters pretty soon. >> "cinderella" very big. looking forward to that in just a little bit. but right now we switch gears and begin with new developments in the bank heist plot in connecticut where an executive and his mother were strapped with fake bombs. there is new information this morning on the two fugitives that forced them into it and gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, new details about the two men allegedly behind a dramatic home invasion and attempted bank robbery in the connecticut suburbs. abc news learning from police that the suspects wore ski masks, goggles and dark clothing confronting and tying up local bank executive matthew yussman and his 70-year-old mother at their bristol home after midnight monday morning holding them hostage for hours. yussman telling police the two suspects last seen driving a car believed to be a white older model four-door mazda spoke fluent english but with distinct accents, not consistent with being native to connecticut. the men allegedly tying yussman's mother to her bed and
strapping what they claimed was an explosive device on him forcing him to travel to the bank where he works at 8:00 a.m. threatening to kill both of them if he didn't steal money from the bank's vault. yussman never entering the building. instead, calling a colleague from the parking lot who alerted police. >> it was just wild to think something like that could happen in a nice neighborhood like this. >> reporter: this morning, police and the fbi say they are still investigating whether yussman was a true victim or part of the plot himself. >> it's very common in violent crime that the victim and the offender are connected in some way. >> reporter: no one was injured in the ordeal and this morning a good sign. yussman's 70-year-old mother seen driving back to her home safe and sound. detectives not far behind. >> if you could say anything what would you say to them? >> i would say god bless you for going through what you did. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new britain, connecticut. >> boy, a strange story.
we're going to turn to big news over the weekend in the sports world. hope solo was reinstated by u.s. soccer and, robin, she sat down with you for an exclusive interview. >> that's right, hope solo has helped lead team usa to two olympic gold medals but lately she's been making more headlines off the field and this morning she's opening up about those problems for the first time. >> what a save by solo! >> reporter: with two olympic gold medals and record 78 career shutouts hope solo is arguably one of the best athletes in the world. but last june her career almost came to a halt. at a family gathering she was charged with domestic violence assault, accused by her nephew of pumping and tackling him. solo pleaded not guilty and was released pending trial. eight months later the case was dismissed. i can only imagine what it had to have been like for those eight months and hearing those things that were said and you were not able to say what happened that night. are you able now? >> it's still very difficult to talk about, what took place that night.
so, i'm not going to go into all of the details. i was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of my 17-year-old nephew who is 6'9", 280 pounds. i was struck over the head and concussed pretty severely. it was a very scary night. >> you were not suspended by u.s. soccer and many people felt that in light of what was going on in the nfl with violence and assault and players were being suspended, that you were not and how do you respond to those critics who say, hey, wait a minute, is that fair. >> all of us in my opinion have a fundamental right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. i know u.s. soccer took a lot of heat but i am very grateful that they let due process play itself out. >> but then just one week after being exonerated for assault charges, solo was in the headlines again. her husband, former seattle seahawk jerramy stevens was
arrested for driving under the influence, he was driving a u.s. soccer team van. hope was in the vehicle. this time u.s. soccer suspended solo for 30 days. what in the world were you thinking? >> clearly i wasn't thinking. it was horrible choice. i think i just wasn't in a good place emotionally to even make good decisions. i mean, it's not an excuse but i just -- it was stupid. we should have called a taxi. >> i can only imagine, hope, that you must be on a roller coaster of emotions. >> i'm working through those emotions, i was filled with anger and i'm finally able to sit down and talk to somebody about what i've been going through, very traumatic events over the last year, and just being able to speak to somebody has been really beneficial for me. i can cry it out. i can try to understand it. it's been healthy for me to just talk it out and to deal with my emotions instead of just tucking them away. >> knowing that you have so many young fans and they have parents
and to know that the suspension was because of a behavioral issue, how do you deal with that? >> i'm not going to be too hard on myself right now. but, you know, in terms of what parents tell their kids, everybody makes mistakes. everybody learns from them hopefully and continues to work on themselves. i'm a work in progress and i will continue to be a work in progress until the end of my days. >> solo is focused on the future and says she's finally in a good place, not perfect but good. what is it that you want people when they see this to walk away thinking about you differently than what they may have thought about you before. >> i want people to realize i'm just human. i'm just human and i make mistakes and i want people to be able to forgive me if they're willing to do so, i just want to be the best athlete i can be, the best person i can be and i know i have a lot of room for improvement. >> and late last night we received a statement from hope's
nephew and his mother regarding our story and they believe and this is a quote from them, "it does a disservice to domestic violence victims to suggest that one's physical size is a determinative of whether one is an abuser." they maintain that hope was the aggressor but once again all charges were dropped in that case and she is currently with the national team in portugal and they're playing in a tournament playing norway next week all in anticipation of the world cup which will be this summer in canada. >> she's coming back. >> she's owning up to her mistakes and looking forward to the future and we'll have much more on our conversation in later days. >> good luck to her. ginger. >> let's go to the video, slick roads from dallas up through even atlanta today but this is from ohio. last month the video so good, okay, so a highway patrolman, this car slides out of control and, look, the person falls out of the car. the patrolman can hardly stop. just in time. such a lucky, lucky thing. he ended up being okay. so, as we look at those winter
storm warnings and advisories, maybe you make the choice not to go out this morning. des moines, you're in one and some could see 4 to 7 plus inches, locally 10 from des moines to ames even up to waterloo. central illinois and that's just the top storm, right? there is a southern one we've been watching and i wanted to time it out. it is snowing in dallas this morning but it will move through, drive time northern mississippi, alabama and georgia and then western tennessee by tomorrow morning we're talking virg >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. our low clouds and fog turn to high clouds and sun and mild temperatures at 63 at coast. breezy. the seven-day forecast shows warmest tomorrow and unsettled >> all that weather brought to you by macy's. we got that video and it's like, oh, my god. fortunately he made it out. >> incredible. thank goodness for that. thank you, ginger.
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all right, we are back now at 7:43 with shocking video of school bus drivers driving recklessly caught on camera running red lights, speeding, putting kids at potential danger and raising questions about how safe your children really are. abc's linsey davis teamed up with our washington, d.c., station wjla for the story. >> reporter: with blatant disregard for red lights, watch as these school buses whiz through busy intersections well after the traffic light has changed. in many cases we never even see the red of their brake lights. >> it's really shocking to see that. >> reporter: this bus driver does it right in front of a police officer and there is no hesitation here as this school bus barrels through the
intersection a full four seconds after the light turns red. >> school bus drivers have to be conservative and they have to be prepared to stop. >> reporter: it's happening all over the country. ohio, arizona, maryland, and new york, and in many cases children are on board. in the last year and a half, school bus drivers in montgomery county in maryland received 100 speed and red light camera tickets. a number the director of transportation there told our affiliate wjla he considers low considering the hundreds of thousands of miles driven by district drivers. >> they're much safer in one of our buses statistically by far than even the parent's car. >> reporter: some drivers face stiff fines while others face suspension but safety experts are quick to point out, children are ten times safer on a school bus than walking to school but after seeing videos like these, many are now looking for assurance that instead of breaking the law school bus drivers will simply step on the brakes instead. for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new
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♪ ♪ we all recognize this song. "blurred lines" is one of the most popular songs of the past decade but now it's getting a lot of play in court. robin thicke and pharrell williams are being sued by the children of marvin gaye who says it's way too similar it one of his hits. abc's brandi hitt has the story. ♪ blurred lines ♪ >> reporter: this morning the drama over robin thicke's megahit "blurred lines" is playing out in federal court. thicke seen smiling while leaving the california courtroom tuesday. he and the song's co-writer pharrell williams were there as opening arguments began in the trial to determine whether their 2013 song -- ♪ >> reporter: -- is a direct rip-off of marvin gaye's "got to give it up." ♪
>> it has to be that they've copied the marvin gaye song so when a listener hears it they know that essentially it's a ripped off song. >> reporter: now, the jury of five women and three men will have to listen to the composition and melody of gaye's song to determine any copyright infringements and they also have to watch thicke's past interviews. >> one of my favorite songs of all time was marvin gaye's "got to give it up" and so we tried to, you know, get a little groove like that going. >> reporter: that vh1 interview was a lie thicke later said during his deposition claiming he was drunk and high on vicodin at the time. the singer also claims to having little involvement in writing the hit single that has sold more than 15 million copies and counting. for "good morning america," brandi hitt, abc news, los angeles. >> i mean it's such a hit song. it's open to interpretation. a lot say it's a copy. others say, it's nothing like marvin gaye's. >> it could be a landmark case. it could be. now something that is
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♪ let it go ♪ ♪ let it go ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and "frozen fever," the stars of the record-breaking blockbuster are back, anna, elsa and olaf returning to the big screen. the exclusive sneak peek you'll only see here. and the frozen new weight loss trend that will have you embracing the cold. >> oh, my god. >> how turning down the temperature could help you burn those extra calories. and zendaya's oscar red carpet look sparking a major firestorm on "fashion police." kelly osbourne racing to her defense and threatening to quit the show. and "modern family" taking modern to a whole new level. the inside scoop on how they're taking facetime to prime time. ♪ all that and misterwives performing live as we say --
>> good morning, america. ♪ let it go ♪ how absolutely adorable. we have "frozen fever" this morning on "gma." just minutes away from revealing the exclusive sneak peek from the new animated short featuring all your favorite characters. >> and our annas, elsas and olafs are all out there skating around in times square this morning. having some fun. everyone getting ready to celebrate this big moment with us. also, we have a big snow globe, as well, there it is. the snowball fight, as well jumping around in the snow globe this morning. >> it's been insane. the movie coming out over a year ago and everyone is still so obsessed with these characters. >> yeah, they really are. >> they're just so lovable. so, even we have gotten in on
the excitement of "frozen," of course, we're talking about robin dressing up on halloween. >> oh. >> do we have the video? there she is. looking so adorable herself with little elsas joining in on the fun. >> you know, the little elsas stole the show. i was happy to be there with them. i just had my little angels. they were just so precious, yeah. >> okay, so hang on for this trailer. it's coming up and on in just a few but we've got to get the news from amy. >> that's right. good morning, guys. we begin with the guilty verdict overnight in the american sniper case. a texas jury took only 2 1/2 hours to convict former marine eddie routh of capital murder in the shooting deaths of former navy s.e.a.l. chris kyle and his friend chad littlefield. rejecting the insanity defense, routh will spend the rest of his life in prison. this morning six of the jurors told us they believe without a doubt that routh knew the difference between right and wrong. well, a desperate search is under way in seattle for a woman kidnapped from a christian school in nigeria. the reverend phyllis sortor has worked as a missionary in africa
for ten years. armed men descended on the school where she was working, but she was the only one taken. her captors are demanding a $300,000 ransom. overnight southwest airlines reached an agreement with regulators to keep flying. the carrier failed to make mandatory inspections on about one-fifth of its fleet. the deal gives the airline until sunday now to make those inspections. and the truck driver police blame for causing a train derailment north of los angeles has been arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. dozens of passengers were injured, some of them critically. a federal official says it appears the man's truck was traveling down the tracks not crossing them. new details about this gas explosion that destroyed a house being renovated in new jersey. a gas main apparently broke. but it's unclear what caused it to ignite. 15 people were injured, two workers in critical condition. a new class action suit claims a popular pet food is poisoning dogs but the company that makes the dog food is strongly denying those claims.
the lawsuit filed in california claims thousands of dogs have died as a result of eating beneful. reported symptoms include liver failure and weight loss. purina which makes beneful insists the food is safe and says two previous lawsuits were dismissed. and finally, the latest demand in what's shaping up to be one of the biggest divorce settlements ever. the estranged wife of billionaire hedge fund owner ken griffin is now asking for $1 million per month in child support for their three kids. how does that break down? what are her bills, you ask. well, apparently she needs 14,000 a month for food, $300,000 a month for a private jet, $160,000 a month for vacations and $2,000 for stationery. that leaves about a half million for rent and utilities? >> how many kids, 12? >> are there enough? >> yes. >> so, anyway, good luck to her. >> that's a lot of thank you notes. $2,000 for stationery. wow. okay. thanks.
we're going to turn now to health news now and an important alert about heart disease. it's the number one killer of women in the country and a new study finds too many women fail to recognize the symptoms until it's too late. abc's aditi roy has more on the danger signs to watch for. >> you okay? >> i'm fine. >> you sure? >> reporter: it's the number one killer of women in the u.s. with celebs like rosie o'donnell. >> i had a major heart attack. the pain can be anywhere. it could be your arms, it could be your jaw. it could be your shoulder. it could be your neck. >> mom. >> reporter: and elizabeth banks bringing attention to the cause. >> make it your mission to save your life. >> reporter: heart disease kills one in three women every year. that's one woman every minute. but this morning a new study shows what women don't know about heart disease could kill them. >> what we know is that the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women can be very vague and they can mimic the signs and symptoms of very common things. >> reporter: researchers at the yale school of public health
interviewed 30 women between the ages of 30 and 55 who had heart attacks and found all delayed treatment because they didn't recognize the symptoms or lacked knowledge of their risk factors. so how can you recognize a heart attack? >> chest pain is still the most common symptom of a heart attack. there can be shortness of breath, fatigue, almost flu-like symptoms, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting. >> reporter: tips that could make all the difference. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> i never would have guessed those final symptoms. >> absolutely. they have been talking about that. sometimes even they say doctors misdiagnose it with women, as well. >> a lot to think about. >> yeah. "pop news" and weather coming up. now, lara is over in the social square. yeah. here's what's coming up in "pop news." taylor swift showing her love for the big apple with a big move that has a lot of people talking this morning. and then also ahead, a hot, new diet where people are braving the cold to burn the fat.
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welcome back. two days in l.a. you got an extra day there. >> i did. i did. and happy to be back, robin. thank you so much and we'll get right into -- >> "pop news." >> "pop news," everybody. so let us begin with taylor swift. she's taking her new role as ambassador for new york very seriously, global ambassador to new york i should say. she just donated $50,000 to new york city schools and let me make it clear, there is more where that came from. all of the proceeds from her single "welcome to new york" will be benefiting the education department, all of the proceeds, according to her team and the first $50,000 check will be put toward a student-run musical competition helping high schoolers who hope to one day be a little like taylor so thank you, taylor swift, for helping our schools. >> very generous.
hey, it's the end of an era for lea michele, the star wrapping her final scene on "glee" after 6 1/2 years. lea celebrated with the cast and crew at a good-bye carnival and she posted some photos and took a personal souvenir to remember her time on the show. see that picture, it's the actress sharing this heartwarming photo of herself taking home the football jersey worn by the character played by the late cory monteith. her caption simply, "one last thing." i know. makes me all sad. such a great show. and, hey, guys, remember the show "macgyver"? i love that show. richard dean anderson, you were the greatest, using whatever you had to stop the bad guys, paper clips, rubber bands, you name it, that richard dean, well, he could make it work. and now the creator of that classic is looking to reboot and this time he wants a woman in the role. lee zlotloff has teamed with the u.s. national academy of engineering to launch a competition.
send your ideas for the show to thenextmacgyver.com. the winners will get cash prizes and meet with producers to develop a script for the 14% of the u.s. engineering workforce comprised of women, the institute and zlotloff are hoping a female macgyver might just change that. >> change it to macgirlver. >> amy is now entered into the competition. >> trademark it right away. >> you know when i knew i was a big nerd? that was one of my first crushes. when you love someone who's an engineer. >> that's a sure sign. >> we've got to keep a list of all of ginger's revelations. >> yes. it just hit me. like i used to love him. >> can we get theme music and every time ginger has one there is a dream sequence with ginger revelations. love you so much. you should enter that contest too because nobody is better at science than you. >> oh, my goodness, i'm quitting today. let's do this macgyver or macgirlver.
>> do some weather. >> i'm not really quitting. let me keep my job. dallas changing to sleet. the freezing rain and snow. you can see it right there. this is the video from earlier obviously. the traffic already slowing down. i can guarantee you slick and sometimes impassable roads, not just there but through parts of arkansas, louisiana, mississippi, alabama, states i don't get to say especially this time of year with all of this snowy stuff, and then tomorrow morning we'll talk about snow from virginia up through washington, d.c., but here in the northeast, we have one day of mild air and, boy, does it feel good even when you're talking mid-30s, you're going, ooh, i'm basking in this, 43 for washington, d.c. today but then the arctic air starts to filter back in for the end of thing week. there's a new storm for the pacific northwest and i'll explain that in the next half good morning, i am abc7 news meteorologist with the forecast. we have the clouds turn to mainly sunny conditions and mild temperatures this afternoon.
warmest tomorrow. we become then unsettled on friday and saturday. a light breeze along the coast. tonight is mild even more so than this morning with a last 40s and 50 around san mateo and san francisco. the seven-day forecast shows a chance of light rain on friday and all right, guys. i've macgirlver'd a pocket protector/boutonniere. >> you only have 30 seconds to get over here or it will explode. >> okay, ginger, thanks. we'll kick off our "heat index" with that controversy on the oscars red carpet. e! host giuliana rancic apologized last night for comments about zendaya's hair that struck so many as racist. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> and i'd really like to address something that is weighing very heavy on my heart. something i said last night did cross the line. >> reporter: "fashion police" co-host giuliana rancic speaking out. >> i want to say to zendaya and anyone else out there that i have hurt that i am so, so
sincerely sorry. >> reporter: apologizing on air after overwhelming criticism calling comments she made about teen actress and former "dancing with the stars" contestant zendaya's oscar look offensive and racist. >> she's such a tiny frame that this hair to me overwhelms her. i feel like she feels like she smells like patchouli oil or weed. >> yeah, maybe weed. >> this incident has taught me to be a lot more aware of cliches and stereotypes, how much damage they can do. >> reporter: others calling rancic out on twitter for recently praising kylie jenner's dreadlocks, yet poking fun at zendaya's. one person writing, "how come kylie jenner dreadlocks were edgy and zendaya dreadlocks smelled like weed? giuliana rancic. zendaya saying monday night, "there is a fine line between what is funny and disrespectful. my wearing my hair in locs on an oscar red carpet was to showcase them in a positive light to remind people of color that our hair is good enough." rancic's "fashion police"
colleague kelly osbourne defending zendaya in a series of tweets calling the actress a friend writing, "i do not condone racism" adding that she's even contemplating the future of her career writing, "as a result of this, i'm seriously questioning staying on the show." meanwhile, some are saying rancic's apology might not be enough. >> i just want everyone to know i didn't intend to hurt anybody. but i have learned it is not my intent that matters. it's the result. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> i think in an effort to be snarky and funny people just cross the line one too many times but it seemed like a sincere apology. >> a real apology. >> all the way on that apology. >> i agree. >> she did. next up in the "gma heat index," the new dieting trend that could make you feel a little better about these cold winter days, right? the bone-chilling temperatures may actually help you lose weight by stimulating the body to burn extra calories. abc's becky worley has more on what's being called cold dieting.
good morning there, becky. what are you doing now? >> good morning, robin. i know. this may look like torture as i dip into an ice bath but some claim this could actually be supercharging my metabolism and helping me burn, whoo, extra calories, but does it work? cold dieting, there's a rush of new theories, products and services that say braving the cold amongst other things will burn extra calories. >> hi. >> oh, my gosh. so the kryolife chamber, it uses air cooled by nitrogen gas to create a dry negative 254-degree environment. each session costs $90. the company says three minutes in here has several health benefits including -- >> it's a great supportive tool for weight loss. >> reporter: cold, yes, but weight loss? well, there have been studies that show lengthy exposure to
cold can burn extra calories but we couldn't find any directly related to this much shorter exposure like that in the kryolife chamber. ♪ but you may be asking why not just brave the elements? here's the problem. when does boosting your metabolism turn into hypothermia or frostbite or worse? yeah, don't try that at home. a more moderate approach, the cold shoulder. ice packs slot into the vest and the company says wearing it for three hours a day could burn up to 500 extra calories. i'm at san francisco state university to first measure how many calories i burn normally. >> you expended about 1.41 k cals per minute. >> reporter: now 20 minutes wearing the cold shoulder vest. >> your caloric expenditure went up to 1.52 k cals per minute. 7% or 8% maybe increase. >> reporter: do the math. in my case it does add up to an
extra 500 calories or the equivalent of 25% increase. the makers of the cold shoulder say they performed a similar test and noted roughly the same calorie boost, 10% to 12%, but they stand by the weight loss claims explaining a different test they did with eight users who wore the cold shoulder twice a day and experienced an extra pound of fat loss over when they didn't use it. bottom line on cold dieting -- >> i definitely would not recommend using this as a replacement to physical energy and energy expenditure that you get via exercise. >> now you don't have to buy anything. if you want to try cold dieting, the old ice bath is right here waiting for you. but our lawyers want me to mention that you might want to talk to your doctor before you try anything like this and, me, robin, i think i'm just going to walk for an extra 10 minutes or 15 minutes and never do this again. >> yeah, who knows how many calories during this report sitting in that -- i thought for sure you'd get out of the tub by then. >> please get out of the tub. >> yeah, really.
get out of there. thanks for taking one for the team, becky. >> so tell us, would you cold diet? cast your vote now on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> lara? >> thank you so much, robin. okay, guys, this is it. speaking of cold, next up on our "gma heat index," we have "frozen fever" up here. it's a little chilly, right? >> oh, yeah. >> but it's getting hotter by the second because the beloved "frozen" phenomenon is back as if the blockbuster ever went anywhere. the magical world of anna, elsa and olaf returning to the big screen for an amazing follow-up to the disney sensation. ♪ let it go let it go ♪ ♪ i am one with the wind and sky ♪ >> reporter: it's the movie we just can't let go. disney's "frozen" continuing to shatter records. >> okay, can i just say something crazy? >> reporter: becoming the highest grossing animated film ever, raking in over $1.2 billion in ticket sales nationwide.
♪ let it go let it go ♪ >> reporter: the blockbuster receiving a blizzard of awards including a golden globe, two academy awards and two grammys. ♪ here i stand ♪ >> reporter: and idina menzel's ice-breaking, show-stopping musical number leading to over 3.5 million album sales from "frozen" accessories galore to heart-melting renditions. ♪ what they're going to say ♪ ♪ let the storm rage on ♪ >> reporter: everyone, it seems, obsessed with "frozen." and now we're ready for round two. ♪ finally they're opening up the gates ♪ >> reporter: "frozen fever" is in the forecast for march 13th. >> oh, my own personal flurry. >> reporter: when elsa, anna, kristoff, olaf and the whole crew will be back on the big screen. >> kristoff's home. >> reporter: coming together for a disney short which will be
shown in theaters before the new live-action "cinderella" movie, the classic fairytale starring lilly james, cate blanchett, richard madden and helena bonham carter. >> they're made of glass. >> and you'll find they're really comfortable. >> reporter: and the forecast is, a sneak peek just for you. >> are you ready? [ applause ] >> reporter: yeah, we're so ready, right? [ cheers and applause ] >> can you guys give me a hand. all right. so here it is, the moment we've all been waiting for, the exclusive worldwide premiere of "frozen fever," it's the trailer so, guys, ready, let's push the button on three, two, one. go. ♪ >> check this out. >> on march 13th -- >> come on. >> it's time. >> it's the perfect day. >> don't touch anything. >> for a new "frozen" treat. >> i'm not eating cake. >> olaf, it's for anna. >> and it's for anna. ♪ today is a perfect day ♪
♪ today is a perfect day ♪ >> surprise! >> wow! >> you shall go to the ball. >> oh, my goodness. [ cheers and applause ] what did you think? >> it was really good. >> do you want to see more? >> yes. >> so do we. i mean "cinderella," "frozen," the short is named "frozen fever." it opens in theaters exclusively in front of disney's new live action "cinderella," that's on march 13th. very exciting, right? >> all: yes. >> thank you to all of our elsas and our olafs and everybody, thanks, you guys, couldn't have done it without you. coming up here, we have more on "good morning america." we have scenes from the new "modern family." you guys close your eyes on that one. all right. see you soon. ♪
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miss. >> yeah great-looking stuff. unbelievable video, everybody, from grammy award winning band imagine dragons performing an in-flight concert for their fans all part of them unveiling their new album called "smoke + mirrors." >> we're imagine dragons in our hometown of las vegas of the we're about to jump on a flight southwest flight with a bunch of our fans here from vegas. we'll be flying to atlanta and we'll do a little onboard entertainment for them. ♪ to make my system go welcome to the new age to the new age welcome to the new age ♪ ♪ to the new age ♪ whoa oh whoa oh ready to rock it ♪ >> now, that's in-flight entertainment. >> i hope no one had to get up and go to the bathroom. >> remember when they were here last week they were talking about it very excited about it. thank you, guys for sharing it
with us. the hit show "modern family" has been breaking ground for six seasons. they've done it again. truly modern episode airing tonight shot entirely on iphones and ipads. abc's nick watt grabbed his own phone to go behind the scenes. >> reporter: here's an exclusive sneak peek of tonight's totally crazy "modern family." yep, all done on cell phones. >> oh hey. still my birthday? >> i think people were somewhat cautious about it in the beginning, shall we say? >> reporter: if they pulled it off, can we? okay if this works it's going to be a miracle. i can see him and manny has appeared on my laptop. what is it we're talking on facetime. >> yes, facetime. >> it began when i was facetiming with my daughter who is at college. there were some e-mails that were open. some websites i had been on and maybe a script i was working on at the time.
>> what's the best first shooter about space marines -- hello. >> reporter: this is clair's computer screen as she waits for a plane and facetimes with everyone else on their phones. >> you're not doing laundry, are you? >> god no. i'm about to if i'm supposed to. >> 11 or 12 characters that all appear this way. >> you've just touch it that way and follow me. >> reporter: ed is the guy i was worried about most. >> he pulled it off like a champion. >> did you know it was mitchell's birthday today. >> of course i already called him because i'm a considerate person who really cares about his family. >> when i went to college i would call my parents on sunday nights because that's when long distance rates were low and now you think about it i'm texting with my kids and facetiming with my kids every day. >> i, my god. what are you doing? are you filming me. >> reporter: the show is "modern family." this is "modern family" life. >> come up with a concept like that i definitely give props to steve on that. >> reporter: do i press end to
say good-bye. >> i would press that red -- >> okay. >> okay. >> reporter: for "good morning america," nick watt abc news bewildered on the "modern family" set. >> kids these days. >> i totally forgot about weekends. the low rates back then. i did the same thing. joined now by rico rodriguez who plays manny. he's remote on skype, of course. hey there, rico. so how much fun was shooting this episode? >> it was a blast filming this episode. it was so different and the concept is amazing and to be able to be a part of it is amazing. >> rico was there a challenge at all? >> at first whenever they had told us how we're going to do it holding the cameras, we're not going to be holding the cameras but we will and just you know the whole thing about iphones, you know it was kind of mind-boggling at first but we all got the hang of it pretty
fast. >> you guys are shooting i'm assuming separately. have you seen it put together and what did you think of it? >> yeah we -- last week we all -- all the cast and crew and screened it and i -- it was pretty amazing episode. i got lost in the story even though i knew exactly what was going to happen but i just got -- all the moving parts, whoo this is crazy. >> do you think this is going to catch on? others shot on ipads and ipods? >> i hope so. i mean it's a great thing to do because total filming time was two days and we filmed everything in two days which was pretty amazing. you know takes a lot of work to do it but when you do it it's going to come out great. >> our producers will have us do it next. >> exactly. exactly. hey, rico thanks -- >> good morning, america. >> good morning. thanks for getting up early and joining us. you guys have always been so good to us. we'll be watching tonight. someone who is not into the studio crew they'll lose their
jobs. our photographers, no no but you can catch tonight's special episode of "modern family," 9:00 8:00 central right here on abc. we switch gears and look at a big anniversary in the battle against autism. autism speaks is marking ten years of action to raise awareness and seek a cure for autism and "nightline's" juju chang spoke to the founders about all the progress they made over the years. >> he hasn't spoken responsiblespontaneous spontaneously in a long time and it haupss me sometimes because i remember it. >> reporter: 13-year-old christian wright lives in his own world diagnosed with autism he was just 2. that's when his grandparents bob wright then chairman of nbcuniversal and his wife suzanne launched autism speaks. dedicated to fighting all aspects of the disease. it's been a remarkable decade. here we are, a moment of reflection ten years. what are you most proud of. >> i'm most proud of the fact that we did bring autism to the global vocabulary. >> reporter: their daughter katie is christian's mom.
>> ten years ago it was awful. people didn't understand what it was. now when things go bad or when he's loud or you know i just explain like he's autistic and people get it. >> reporter: for the wrights awareness has been key. 10,000 landmarks around the world from the sydney opera house to the eiffel tower lit up in blue for world autism awareness day. autism speaks fighting in congress in the courts and pushing for family services across the u.s. they've influenced changes in insurance plans in 38 states which provide coverage for autism therapies including the gold standard applied behavioral analysis. the fletcher family in virginia have two boys with autism whose insurance company thanks to autism speaks started covering therapy. >> it has been a godsend for our family. >> reporter: but even after an autistic child reaches adulthood -- >> autism doesn't end at 18. >> autism doesn't end and people end up being -- having to stay home and parents worry about outliving their children which
is the terrible thought. >> reporter: their most ambitious goal partnering with google to unlock secrets of autism's pathways in the brain. >> the fact that we've done things there's more to do. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news new york. >> thanks to juju for that. now to ginger for a final check of the weather. >> i couldn't help myself. i had to come back up to where it's frozen. whoo-hoo. good morning, everybody. you know one place we have not checked in on yet is the pacific northwest. are you all familiar with the pacific northwest? look behind us. you can see it right there. another storm coming in. so seattle, that's an afternoon rain. a dry spell. temperatures pretty mild look at redding for a high 76. reno 61. you say ooh. >> all: ooh! >> this is fun and this is our social stream. you can see lowell indiana, a sun pill lear and back in bend >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. our low clouds and fog turn to
high clouds and sun and mild temperatures at 63 at coast. breezy. the seven-day forecast shows warmest tomorrow and unsettled on friday and >> can you say good morning to everyone. >> good morning. >> good morning. all right. all that weather brought to you by sprint. let's head back downstairs. >> ready to go back for a nap. coming up from the runway to the department store the latest fashion line targeting plus size women. (vo) at jennie-o, we heard of a place in iowa where every thursday people
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plus size fashion. more popular than ever with top designers and stores making the hottest style as valuable for women of all size. the latest to get in on that is target and reena ninan has a look at their new line. ♪ >> reporter: from the runway to clothing stores near you, plus size fashion popping up everywhere. even "supports illustrated" featuring a plus size model in its coveted swimsuit edition for the first time ever this year. >> the average size of the american woman is a size 14. and that accounts for large portion of our population. but it's been largely ignored by a lot of retailers despite the fact that it's actually a multibillion dollar industry. >> reporter: and now one of the nation's biggest retailers is targeting the plus sized market with its brand-new fashion line
ava & viv. target going right to the source speaking directly to some well-known plus size fashion bloggers getting the inside scoop on what real women want. >> we got to give feedback on hemlines we love colors we love, thicks that we don't want to see. >> reporter: the department store even reaching out to style writer cassidy garner for her input after she boycotted target disappointed for them not offering plus sizes for one of their designer collections. their relationship on the mend for her call for plus sizes in chic clothes answered. >> my body type and shape, i'm just loving the clothes. >> it's really wonderful as a consumer to know that a brand is listen listening. >> reporter: target apparently hitting it right on the mark. for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> and our thanks to reena and we're joined by gabi gregg,
style blogger, brand ambassador for ava & viv and talk to me about this brand. what's the philosophy behind the look. >> target just launched ava & ava & viv this past january. it's chic it's trendy and affordable which is the best part of all. >> affordable the price points. >> $9.99 so every woman can find something she loves and plus size is a really big deal. >> a couple of the looks. we have a little fashion show happening so gabi tell us about the look. >> erica jean looks amazing in this black jumpsuit. jumpsuits are huge this spring. i love them because they're one piece so you can throw it on. don't have to think too much. the stretchy fabric of this. fits her so well. we have a drawstring at the waist and brings her in gives her a great shape and then a tapered leg so she has a nice curve of her hip and dress it up or down and super versatile. all black day to night and here we have it paired with a great pair of heels and then of course the little pop of color when wearing all black so the
nice clutch and the best part is it's only 34.99 for that jumpsuit. >> well done up to 4x. >> you casually have your gray blazer slung over your shoulder which is great because day to night -- >> exactly. >> thank you. >> and as we continue with our fashion show we have -- >> monique. >> a casual look. >> exactly. monique looks great in this daytime look. we have her in a nice printed top with a cute jean and denim can be hard for any woman of any size. this is great because they go up to size 26 and just this dresden anymore is really in for this spring and because it fits a little tighter on the bottom we have a looser top, a pop of color with a bag and could wear heels or sneakers with this but the sandals are a nice daytime casual look. super versatile and the whole look is under $65. >> really really nice. those are so cute. >> i love the sandals. >> metallic, great. >> looking good. all right. so ultimately ava & viv, the philosophy behind it is
affordable. is there a look or way or advice you can give viewers about how to put it together. >> the great thing about ava and viv, it's designed in-house so a cohesive collection. you'll find different things you can wear as separates but go well together. >> like garanimals. >> all the tops go with all the bottoms. >> gabi we thank you so much. lady thank you very much. two looks from a line. >> i'm wearing it too. >> i was going to say. i had a feeling. ava & viv available in target and online right now. for full details on the looks you just saw and more of the collection go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! thanks for being with us. thanks ladies. >> it was amazing. >> stay with us because when we get back breakout band misterwives, there they are performing live on "gma."
critics are raving about misterwives, the next golden group in pop. the hit number one on billboard's emerging artists chart and on tuesday they're releasing one of the most anticipated albums of the year. "our own house." it's available in stores and online now. tomorrow they kick off their first headlining tour. congratulations to them. >> yeah, i hear. that are you ready for misterwives with their hit song "reflections"? [ applause ] ♪ ♪ you didn't close the door left a crack open ♪ ♪ i couldn't ignore the faint possibility of having hope in
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headlining your own tour beginning tomorrow. >> yeah. >> how excited are you. >> beyond excited. >> great. i love when the drummers is behind plexiglas. >> yes. >> free like that. >> yes. >> hey, woo he got "deals & steals" coming up tomorrow. >> that's right and want to take one more like at our "frozen" gang outside. there they are. we had so much fun with them today. thanks guys. have a great day, everyone. you tell us what you want to pay and we help find options to fit your budget. nah, nah, insurance, nah, nah, nah, discount. my name's flo, you want to go out with me? no. uh-huh-huh!
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