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telling colleges to stay away from his son. the fourth grade wowing them with his skills. lebron says it's too soon to make him heir to the throne. and we do say good morning, america. on this thursday morning, a lot to get to including two major developments in the war against isis. three big arrests in the u.s. men pledging their allegiance to the terrorist group in custody this morning. >> breaking overnight the executioner known as jihadi john has been identified. he's been the face of so many of those vicious isis videos. abc's brian ross with what we know right now. >> good morning, george. he's been the most wanted and reviled man on the planet. a senior u.s. official involved in the search for yahoo! this morning confirms to abc news that his name is mohammed
emwazi. the bbc and "the washington post" are reporting this morning that emwazi is a native of kuwait who grew up in a well to do family in west london currently in his mid-20s has a degree in computer programming and went to syria to join isis just three years ago. emwazi is seen in one horrifying execution video after another including those of at least three americans two britons and two japanese who were beheaded by isis. authorities have analyzed his facial and voice characteristics to determine his identity which had been kept secret until this morning as u.s. british intelligence agencies sought to track him and his relatives in hopes he could be captured or killed. this morning british officials declined to comment on the reports about emwazi but according to people we talked to involved in the search they have known who he is behind that mask for several months. >> they've known for several months. how does this affect the hunt? >> this complicates it because they lost the element of surprise in trying to track him but turns up the heat
substantially on isis and mr. emwazi. >> thanks very much. let's turn to that other big terror story. three new york city men in custody this morning charged with conspiring to aid isis with evidence they wanted to join the terror group and launch attacks in the u.s. abc's pierre thomas tracking the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. my sources are deeply concerned that these arrests give chilling evidence that isis is effectively using social media to pose a direct threat to the homeland. authorities say they've arrested and charged three brooklyn men with plotting to travel thousands of miles to fight under the banner of the islamic state. two of the three suspects new yorkers of uzbek and kazakh descent expressed a willingness to attack and kill at home. to assassinate president obama, to bomb coney island to join the military and kill soldiers and to murder police and fbi agent agents. >> if they were not able to go that they would seek to acquire weapons here handguns a machine gun and seek to attack
very specifically police officers. >> reporter: the men also discuss hijacking a commercial aircraft so the islamic state would gain a plane. one of the men arrested wednesday trying to board a plane at jfk that would take him to turkey and eventually syria. a new york travel agent who did not want to be identified booked the flight. >> i'm totally shocked right now. my hand are still shaking. >> reporter: it began after the fbi discovered online postings of one of the suspects on a known isis website. i am in usa now he wrote but is it possible to commit ourselves as dedicated martyrs while here to shoot obama and then get shot ourselves? >> the isis capability on social media is nothing short of remarkable. >> reporter: on the day of arrest the fbi director provided evidence of just how real the threat of home grown radicals really is. >> those people exist in every state. >> reporter: and the past year alone, 22 people have been
arrested trying to travel to join isis. despite the fact that it beheads victims and sets people afire. they just don't understand the lure. >> chilling absolutely chilling all right, pierre thank you. to the weather and that southern storm moving to the mid-atlantic dumping nearly a foot of snow creating dangerous morning commutes while another bitter cold palace moves into the northeast. our rob marciano is in for ginger going to be tracking all this. good morning. >> good morning, robin. you said it southern snow the end of february. hard to believe these numbers in many cases record-setting. nearly a foot in grant alabama. troy mississippi, 9.5, huntsville alabama, 8.1. the snowiest on record. more snow across richmond and in d.c. a messy commute for the washington, d.c. area. could see another couple of inches before this is done and another cold blast behind this as we get towards friday and saturday. single numbers in detroit and boston as we get towards saturday morning. so cold this winter yeah some
ice on the hudson some drone video for you across the lower hudson especially near manhattan, we've got frozen chunks of ice there and that's not going to be melting any time too soon but the big story is the southern snow and live to calhoun, georgia, where steve osunsami is. good morning, steve. >> reporter: a very good morning to you, rob. a state of emergency is still in effect here in georgia and take a look. this is what's passing as a snow shovel this morning. there's a run on those at the hardware stores because we just never need them this badly. [ sirens ] >> reporter: this morning, time to hold on tight to the steering wheel. dangerously icy roads in the north and the south. >> oh hit the telephone pole. >> reporter: millions of drivers are slipping and sliding. >> everyone just started run nothing each other. >> reporter: the snow led to this in maine, a 75-vehicle pileup on interstate 95. tow trucks working through the
night separating cars that looked like crumpled aluminum foil. at least 17 were hospitalized. many with broken bones. overnight in alabama the driver of this semi lost control crashing through the guardrail and into the woods nearby. here on interstate 75 in georgia, traffic backed up for hours while crews used chain saws to try to clear this jackknifed semi off the road the snow fell fast. we shot this time-lapsed video overnight in adairsville, georgia, nearly 4 inches in just 4 hours. in shreveport louisiana, truck has to pull off the road trying to to avoid what happened to this suv. more than a thousand schools closed in three states all of this is expected to melt today and then refreeze george. >> oh, boy, okay steve, thanks very much. we turn to health news and that new warning about a superbug lurking in the offices of doctors and dentists. a new report from the cdc reveals it is responsible for
nearly 29,000 deaths in the u.s. every year. dr. richard besser here with more and, rich the bug is called c-diff. what do we know about where it comes from and what we can do about it. >> the most common infection picked up in hospitals and the thing about this infection is you can pick it up and it causes no problems then you take an antibiotic and it takes over and can cause severe infection and diarrhea and in 29,000 people it can be deadly. >> talk about had link between c-diff and antibiotics. >> this bacteria lives in the environment and we have good bacteria that provide protection. when you take an antibiotic it kills off those bacteria and allows the dangerous germ to take over and cause these very severe infections. >> how do we prevent the spread? >> one thing they found not all are being picked up in the hospital. 0% who don't get it in the hospital have recently visited a doctor's or dentist's office and lives on surfaces. it's not killed by alcohol sanitizer. you have to use soap and water. so use that soap and water and
doctors need to be careful about prescribing those drugs. >> once you get it you have to be careful about taking any antibiotics at all. >> very careful. >> okay rich besser thanks very much. now to an urgent warning about safety in the skies. united airlines sending an unusually blunt message to its pilots alerting them after several serious incidents caused by errors in the cockpit and david kerley has the latest and joins us from reagan national airport. good morning, david. >> good morning, robin. you're right. blunt and very straightforward. a warning to united continental pilots that a series of incidents required immediate communication, a memo, a safety warning. united airlines issued this stern warning to pilots after mistakes in the cockpit put passengers in potential danger. a spate of what were called safety events and near-misses. the memo seen by abc news and first reported by "the wall street journal" says one crew had to make an emergency pull-up to quote, avoid crashing into the ground. another crew landed with fuel below the minimum reserves.
the note sent out early last month admitted it is brutally honest and points out that all the incidents were preventible. it also mentions this crash. this wide body u.p.s. jet. of a u.p.s. jet in birmingham alabama, in which the crew didn't realize it was too low. the united safety officials saying everything appeared normal on that flight until just before impact at the airport. this as we learn southwest airlines which missed an inspection of a backup system on a fifth of its fleet has now quickly looked at two-thirds of those planes. >> every major airline has lapses at times. it's whether they have a system that will catch it in time is the pose important question and here that's the way it worked. >> reporter: now the united officials mention that because of the merger a null of pilots are moving into other aircraft and need to be vigilant and also this generational shift that's taking place. older pilots retiring newer pilots coming in and really need to be careful and, robin, that's an issue for the entire aviation
industry. >> it really is. david, thank you very much. now to amy with the other top developing stories right now. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the drama unfolding in washington just one day to go before a deadline that could result in the department of homeland security losing its funding. the senate is now moving closer to approving a bill to fund homeland security but it's unclear how the house will vote. an earlier version of the bill had linked the funding to a repeal of president obama's executive action on immigration. well a stunning ruling in the case against the man known as mastermind of the september 11th attacks. khalid shaikh mohammed. the proceedings against him at guantanamo bay halted by a military judge who ruled pentagon officials have illegally tried to speed up the case which has been stuck in pretrial motions for years. well a desperate scene after heavy snow triggered a string of devastating avalanches in afghanistan killing at least 168 people. there are fears that the death toll could rise as search teams
scramble to reach victims still trapped in the snow. well a new discovery has astronomers shaking their heads. it's a black hole that dates back to the dawn of the universe and it's gigantic. the size of 12 billion suns if you can get your head around that. scientists say the discovery could change their theories about how the universe began. recreational marijuana use became legal in washington, d.c. overnight. anyone over 21 is now allowed to possess up to two ounces of pot. it must be smoked on private property and it cannot be sold. the new law was approved by d.c. voters but two congressional republicans have threatened the mayor with jail time if she allowed it to take effect. police in phoenix are investigating how one act of vandalism was able to knock out internet and phone service across an entire section of the state. someone cut a fiber optics line causing the outage across northern arizona for much of the day wednesday. people couldn't use their cell phones or land lines.
businesses couldn't process credit cards and atms didn't work. police have not yet identified a suspect. and finally, two brothers from new jersey have re-created their childhood portraits with incredible attention to detail. take a look at what matt and evan breslow looked like in their younger days and a helmet to make up for the lack of hair. it matches perfectly their expressions. here's one of my favorites because they didn't leave out the awkward teenage years complete with -- we'll get to it in a second -- '80s style acid washed denim jackets. breslow brothers that is totally rad. by the way, they spent $300 on the whole project. i say in terms of our reaction, priceless. >> well worth it. >> that was so fun. >> very creative. >> i think my denim jacket bled into the '90s. >> acid washed jeans, what's wrong with hose. >> thank you very much. we haven't said this in a while.
too soon? too soon. >> no i don't think so. do you? look he's a dad. well let's explain much they say it's good to be the king and if you're lebron james' son it's good to be a kid. his 10-year-old, already being recruited by colleges well dad, he doesn't like it. "gma's" weekend anchor paula faris is here with more and we wish you good morning, paula. >> good morning to you, lara. lebron james jr. is a fourth grader who happens to be really good at basketball and whose father just happens to be one of the greats but his father king james, is asking college coaches to back off and let his kid be one. >> frozen ahead to james. >> reporter: this morning one of basketball's biggest stars, lebron james is playing defense against a different kind of opponent. all to try and protect his 10-year-old son.
>> apparently some colleges are trying to recruit him. >> reporter: the star baller speaking out amid reports that three division 1 colleges already are trying to recruit lebron james jr. who is only in fourth grade. the 11-time all-star telling cbs detroit, yeah he's already got some offers for college. it's pretty crazy. you shouldn't recruit a 10-year-old kid. a sentiment the court of public opinion seems to agree with. >> he has enough pressure being the son of lebron james. come on now. it's like people have no shame, man. i mean my god. >> reporter: james, who himself never went to college, has been known to put his fatherly pride on full display sharing highlight videos like this one of his son with his 19 million twitter followers. but recruiting 10-year-olds he says it's not just wrong but, quote, it should be a violation and turns out it is. according to the ncaa's own
guidelines college coaches typically are not allowed to recruit players until ninth grade. >> kid 10 years old, leave that boy alone. >> reporter: a basketball dynasty. >> knocked away by james. >> reporter: -- that will just have to wait for its next heir to the throne. and this morning, no word on which schools may have already offered lebron yan those scholarships but do know ohio state is one school that says he will be quote, on their radar when it's time to recruit but really the most of any school should be doing right now is observing -- we have seen kids get recruited and offered scholarships, seventh, eighth grade -- >> what do you offer them some skittles and -- >> lebron tweeting this to his 19 million followers. i remember when this was released my 5-year-old saw it and was mesmerized and my son who coached basketball this kid is really good. >> good skill. >>s i think it might be in the
genes. >> all that time that lebron spent driving his kid to practice. now lebron doesn't have to pay for college. >> exactly. >> boy, that's a load off. thanks. so some real dangerous travel in the rockies. >> jackknifed trailer and then some. out of vail you think oh goodness i hope nobody was hurt and exactly what happened no injuries there. but i-70 closed down for quite a bit yesterday afternoon. and we have more snow coming for the colorado rockies. they will take winter storm watches posted and winter storm warnings drifting down south into parts of new mexico could see several more inches actually several more feet of snow had kind of a slow start to the year the ski resorts will take this across the san juan and mountainous north in new mexico. looking for the pacific northwest to get more of a direct hit. you've seen dry weather. 52 in portland 53 in seattle and some will sink down to the south in through parts of los angeles. dry in l.a., 69 degrees in orlando.
hd 4. hd 4. hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. high clouds today. our warmest day will will be breezy. possibly thunder and hail on saturday. today, we will be in the mid-60s along the coast and upper 60s in san rafael and san francisco and san mateo and everyone else in the low 70s. tonight, clouds and a sprinkle or two and mild at upper 40s
to mid-50s. the seven-day forecast is sunday the calmer >> it is not a tropical picture but it's certainly one that will warm you up. lubbock, texas. craig patterson showing us that lovely sunset. our picture of the morning and anything -- i'll take anything to warm us up. >> it isn't white. >> exactly. >> agreed. thank you, rob. coming up here on "gma," the desperate search for a serial shooter terrorizing a major city. apparently targeting people at random. also ahead, hidden america, one-on-one with prisoners sharing their stories with diane sawyer sawyer. germs on your gloves. what you can do. why james bond's new love interest is grabbing so many headlines this morning. we'll tell you all about it when "good morning america" returns. ♪
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good morning, america. right now, the identity of jihadi john revealed this morning. you saw him in those brutal execution videos. that's his family house in london. also right now, police in houston hunting for a serial shooter on the loose. and the supreme court hearing arguments in the case accusing abercrombie & fitch of discriminating against a young woman turning her down for a job for wearing a headscarf. we do say good morning, america, on this thursday morning. one more alarm clock. just one more early alarm clock. also this morning, we have james bond's new leading lady stealing scenes this morning, amy, tell us all about it. >> that's right, the italian bombshell monica bellucci is trending big this morning.
she will star in the 24th movie in the franchise but she is doing something no other woman in the series has done before, we're going to have more on that ahead, robin. >> all right, yes. good tease. good tease. we'll begin, amy, this half hour with a desperate search for a gunman suspected of terrorizing the houston area, an apparent serial shooter who has killed one person, injured four others seemingly picking his victims at random. abc's gio benitez has that story. >> reporter: this morning a city on edge and a gunman on the loose. houston police desperately searching for the man in this sketch. believed to have attacked five people at random in the past week. one of the shootings proving deadly. >> these five cases are very likely related. it does appear to be random. >> reporter: it all started here last tuesday at 7:00 p.m. police say a gunman in a dark suv tried shooting at a 21-year-old college student. the gun jamming and the victim runing away but just half an hour later 34-year-old pak hok is shot and killed nearby. alive just long enough to tell
police about a dark suv. three hours later, another attack. >> pow, pow, pow. >> reporter: savalas holmes sees a black jeep cherokee and is shot near the thigh. >> a thousand things going through my head. am i losing too much blood? am i going to collapse here? >> reporter: hours after the holmes attack, a 50-year-old man is shot at a bus stop 15 miles away. he survives. then just this week, yet another attack. monday, 7:30 a.m., a person shot in the arm and stomach, also survives. >> everyone that has been attacked thus far has been a pedestrian. okay. walking alone. >> reporter: the suspect is believed to be in his early 30s with a stocky build, a light mustache and a beard. a face sarales holmes will never forget. even if he can forgive. >> people like that, i'll continue to pray for them. the monster has to be stopped some kind of way. >> reporter: for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> thanks to gio for that. but now it is great to
welcome diane sawyer back to "gma." you've got this special on tomorrow night. a nation of women behind bars on "20/20" and this is an eight-month investigation. you go into prisons and for you and your team went into four different prisons and comes at a time when there's more calls for reform. >> something isn't working and this is really an amazing journey. we go cell by cell to find out what's happening because america incarcerates more women than any other country on earth, longer sentences on average and it may surprise a lot of people as we traveled around. the fastest growing population in the female incarceration, white women who were driven there, many of them by prescription drugs, and i want you to meet one of the women we met in a cell. >> watching you on "good morning america," i was thinking about that today. i was like, every morning. that's who, you and charlie -- that's who i watched getting ready for work and getting the kids' lunches packed. >> reporter: a loving husband,
three kids, a good job as the manager of a car company. she was a little league mom. one day a painful car accident and an oxycontin prescription and when those pills got too expensive she turned to something cheaper, heroin. >> it just happened. it just -- >> what do you mean just happened. how does it just happen? >> it was for pain and then i realized it made everything so easy. you're not doing it anymore. you're done. you're done. you're done until the next morning and you start feeling sick. >> reporter: she stole checks to pay for drugs. i've read 26 people all told. >> hit me that i did that i had forgotten about. >> reporter: and today nicole koester who stole $30,000, has a sentence of 30 1/2 years. she's only seen one of her children. her eldest son. >> out of the three kids he's the only one that talks to me. i mean, i've ruined their lives and i'm not different than any other woman.
none of them. >> again, she asks the question, could it be anybody? could it be any person on the street in the suburbs? and the real question, 13 1/2 years for her, but you'll meet other women whose stories simply confound you because you walk in thinking one thing, you walk out having to think deeply about something else, and we're going to be raising these questions. also, "orange is the new black" as we know and you will see what it is like inside prison. you will see this incredible daily duel about contraband getting it in and how they get it in. >> i think people are going to be surprised how young these women are and you found the youngest woman on death row here in this -- >> yes, they pose these youngest women on death row, we have a third youngest and the youngest pose really difficult questions about what do you do with a life? you can meet them now. do you call it death row? >> no, we call it life row. >> it's life row.
>> life row? why? >> because we're not dying. we're living. >> do you ever think i might never leave here? >> no. >> do you ever think i might be executed? >> no. you can't have that mentality because that means you've accepted it. >> you've already died. you're already dead. >> you can't have that mentality. >> and again, you'll hear their entire story tonight and think about what you would do about them, as well. >> they talk so freely and openly and they seem like they want to share their story, let people know what it's like. >> i think they want to raise a lot of questions and they asked direct questions of me which took me by surprise. >> they definitely did. we want to see a lot of that tomorrow night, hidden america special, a nation of women behind bars, "20/20," 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. great to have you back. rob, what do you got? >> george, another picture of a frozen waterfall. pretty much every state has one of these. this is keokuk, iowa. check out some of these dangerously cold wind chills, this morning. nigh must 18 in minneapolis. the actual high temperature in
des moines today will be a startling 9 degrees so that's not going to melt that waterfall. north wind off the lake. so on top of that snow you have some lake-effect snow to deal with this morning. a couple more inches possible. 78 in phoenix. oh, that's good. 65 in san diego. but a pattern change later on >> good morning, ready for warm weather? how about mid-60s at the coast and upper 60 to low 70s for the rest us? high clouds and sunshine and breezy. chance of showers on friday. thunder storms are possible on saturday. >> this weather report brought to you by usaa and the snows continue into washington, d.c. this morning. >> okay, rob, thanks very much. coming up here, some royal news just breaking. the big change coming for will and kate and the grueling test just passed by the prince. and "gma investigates" putting your gloves to the germ test, not your hands, your gloves. what you can do to keep that from spreading in winter.
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i'm kind of scared to see what will happen. >> reporter: you're holding your own gloves. >> i know. >> reporter: the results, 26 of the 27 samples we tested were positive for bacteria, while most are harmless, nine of those tested positive for bacteria like staph and mrsa which could be harmful if they came in contact with an open wound and one sample with the coronavirus. this which doctors say is one of the causes of the common cold. >> that makes me want to wash those gloves or throw them away. >> had staph. that's scary. >> i think i'll be more conscious about my gloves, where i put them. >> every time your glove comes in contact you're taking away some of the bacteria that was on that surface. >> reporter: but here's the good news. dr. whittier says an gloves bacteria and viruses may not last very long. in some cases maybe just hours or minutes. >> it's not going to be alive on the glove for very long because it has nothing to help it survive. >> reporter: experts say don't keep your gloves balled up in your pockets.
let them air dry, wash them often, and dr. whittier says you can use a disinfectant wipe for certain fabrics but -- >> the number one rule is always be conscious not to touch your face. >> ew! i'm not doing that ever again. >> reporter: for "good morning america," becky worley, abc news, new york. >> she went there. we've all done it. we've all done it. >> absolutely have done that. >> becky worley, we love you. and on that note, cheers, everybody. pass that around. coming up, madonna falling offstage last night and what the material girl is now saying about sexism in this country. and why james bond's new love interest is generating so much buzz this morning and don't call her a bond girl. >> huh-uh. ♪ ♪ be at the corner of "looking for a good deal" and "sheesh, i wish i'd looked some more." that's why walgreens makes it easy to switch your prescriptions and save money.
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morning because she's older than even 007 himself. meet bellucci, monica bellucci. she will be james bond's newest and oldest love interest when "spectre" hits theaters in november. but don't call the 50-year-old italian stunner a bond girl. in a new interview with "the daily mail's" "event" magazine she says "i'd prefer to be called a bond woman or perhaps a bond lady". the mother of two steamed up screens in "the matrix" trilogy >> i want you to kiss me. >> reporter: and she's honored to join the ranks of ursula andress. and halle berry. >> magnificent view. >> i have so much respect for all those actress, beautiful and talented since 1962 007 has liked his martinis -- >> shaken not stirred. >> reporter: -- and his femme fatales strong and almost always young. >> such a thing is not meant to last. >> reporter: bellucci is two decades older than the average
bond girl age of 30 and she tells "vanity fair italia" it's finally clear a mature woman doesn't lose her charm. this comes at a time when 60 looks like the new 40. christie brinkley wowed the world with this "people" magazine spread at 60. and 69-year-old helen mirren is the new face of l'oreal. >> a perfect age is now. >> she's so hot. >> i'll have what they're having. and the hope is that choice of bellucci as bond woman would bring a whole new audience for the spy series and true sexiness is in the mind, the imagination, not in the age of the body. amen. >> i think with experience comes sexiness, as well and that's what she's going to bring to the table. i love this choice. >> bringing a lot to the table. >> well said, george. >> i notice you're being silent over there, rob. coming up, the most popular dog in all of america revealed and the one breed that is breaking new ground.
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>> good morning, america. ♪ and ryan phillippe out there in times square this morning going hatless on a cold morning but he's got those fans, warming them up. i love this. he's back in "secrets and lies" but let's roll some vintage tape. there he is on "one life to live." >> oh, wow. >> a long time ago. >> revolutionary role for him back then. >> yeah. >> happy throwback thursday, everybody. hey, speaking of that, the imperial march. there he is, where is he? darth vader. >> uh-oh. >> i got chills. >> stormtroopers have arrived. >> don't look at me. don't you point at me like that. >> why are we always so intimidated when we see them? >> that breathing. >> that black suit. >> 6'8" guy in a black suit and a mask, that's intimidating.
>> it is throwback thursday, i guess. >> yeah, he's menacing our audience. >> frightening. >> either that or he's here to bring us an exciting sneak peek, everybody, of the "star wars rebels" finale episode. we shall see where the force is strongest and i'm thinking -- >> we have a sneak peek. >> -- it is in the sneak peek. >> looking forward to that. news from amy first. good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news. one of the most wanted men in the world has been revealed. the man known as jihadi john who was heard speaking english in those gruesome isis execution videos has now been identified as mohammed emwazi. a native of kuwait who grew up in london with a quiet well-to-do family. we're told he has a college degree and is reportedly in his late 20s. meanwhile, disturbing new reports about the terror group's brutality. activists say isis has now abducted at least 220 christians in northern syria. back here at home, three new york city men accused of trying
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season five, "hotel." >> mother monster. >> pretty inspired cast. >> she will be joining the cast for season five. "american horror story hotel." no word on whether her character or what her character will be but the newly engaged gaga will be busy. this summer, the production starts in july and premieres in october and she's got a wedding to plan. >> she's trying everything. >> and doing it all well. congratulations to you, gaga, and really to me one of the moments of the oscars was that -- >> oh, by far. >> wasn't that magical? >> really good. ♪ are a few of my -- >> sorry. also in "pop news," you think being president of the united states was time consuming enough but as "house of cards" president frank underwood says i've always loathed the necessity of sleep, like death it puts the most powerful men on their backs and that seems to be -- >> wow! >> was that all right? >> it was really good. >> thank you.
that means a lot coming from you. so, anyway, we think that might be kevin spacey's philosophy in real life. the actor will receive an olivier award, the british equivalent of a tony this for his stewardship of the old vic theatre where he has run the show for the past 11 years and he's credited with reviving the once again legendary theater which i have just learned is 197 years old. it was apparently on death's door and it is now thriving and for that, spacey, we thank you. meanwhile, we also thank you for this. "house of cards" begins streaming tomorrow. i know what i'm doing this weekend. wild weekend for the "gma" gang. once again. and then finally, love this story. hope you do, as well. one little girl getting creative with her celebration of black history month dressing up as important figures in african-american history every single day this february. 5-year-old aafia noelle rogers
from st. louis has dressed up as oprah, as michelle obama, as elizabeth bessie coleman. >> oh, yes. >> the first african-american female pilot. she's also dressed up as robin roberts. >> oh, that's so great. >> so sweet. >> really special. >> her parents say they wanted to teach their little girl about black culture and african-american history in a fun, positive, meaningful way. what little kid doesn't love playing dress up? >> taking selfies. >> yeah. >> a really creative way to teach her about her history. >> she'll never forget those moments of the -- it's all in the way -- i think just think any great educators, put a fun spin on it. we'll never forget those pictures. thank you. >> thanks for that. >> thank you, lara. "heat index" coming up. outside to rob for some weather. >> hey, george, wind chill, 16 degrees. you're missing all the snow in marshall. >> i did. started as soon as we left.
>> so charming, your voice there. let's go to d.c., where a famous texan used to live at one point. they got some snow there. inch and a half and still coming down. winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings posted for the carolinas where they saw several inches of snow and nearly a foot in some spots across the deep south. there is your double-barrel low kind of sliding offshore and the showers will continue throughout the afternoon, but diminishing quickly after we get past the lunch hour. in new orleans, 55 and drier there. mountain snow, you'll take it in the colorados. and northwest rain. that's going be sliding down to the south. enjoy it in phoenix, 78 degrees because you got a big pattern change coming up this weekend with cool rains a coming. hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. high clouds today. our warmest day will will be breezy. possibly thunder and hail on saturday. today, we will be in the
mid-60s along the coast and upper 60s in san rafael and san francisco and san mateo and everyone else in the low 70s. tonight, clouds and a sprinkle or two and mild at upper 40s to mid-50s. the seven-day forecast is sunday the calmer day of >> some people will do anything to get on television. what's up, man? >> what's up? i feel incredible. i'm just excited about coming to america to the u.s. >> all right, there you go. and check it out, thailand. come on. you wanted a warm spot. let's go to phuket. >> the crossroads of the world. you never know what you're going to see in times square. thank you, rob. topping our "heat index" this morning, madonna. yes, the queen of pop opening up in a brand-new interview with "rolling stone" magazine setting the record straight about her rumored rivalry with lady gaga and saying sexism is still very much alive. abc's linsey davis has that story for us.
>> reporter: madonna cloaked in a dramatic armani cape taking an onion fortunate misstep during wednesday's brit awards. swiftly recovering, later posting, my beautiful cape was tied too tight but nothing can stop and love really lifted me up. i'm fine. ♪ let down her guard i fell into your arms ♪ >> reporter: despite the fall, the 56-year-old is still on top releasing her new album next week, gracing the cover of "rolling stone" and setting the record straight on her rumored feud with the other queen of pop, lady gaga. the singer definitively expressing herself saying gaga blatantly ripped off one of my songs with her hit "born this way." ♪ i am on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ >> reporter: madonna says there's no feud between the singers and she's embracing other females who are doing what i'm doing. >> i think that she was
irritated at what she perceived as a ripping off of her song but that she made a point of saying that lady gaga is very talented. >> reporter: while madonna has been coy about this rumored rip-off in the past -- >> it feels reductive. >> reporter: fans have taken to youtube to create mash-ups like this. ♪ don't go for second best ♪ >> reporter: highlighting the similarities. between the songs. but the music legend saying i don't think she wants my crown. there's room for other queens. and in typical madonna fashion, she still is it pushing the envelope but in this clip from the "rolling stone" interview says she's unfairly judged by her age. >> it's still the one area where you can totally discriminate against somebody because of their age. only females, though. >> she would love it if she showed women in their 50s and 60s and beyond that they can still be sexy. >> in an ironic twist at the time of the fall she was performing her song "living for love," which contains lifted me up and watch me stumble and took
me to heaven and let me fall down. as for lady gaga, madonna tells "rolling stone" one day everyone is going to shut up about it. you'll see. i have a plan. >> ooh. what they are plan may be. she is resilient. she bounced right back up. >> if it were me i would have still been laying on the floor. but good for madonna. >> glad she set the record straight. people are trying to get a catfight between the two and, hey, look, she's not taking my crown. she respects her. >> says she's actually very talented. she just had a beef because her song sounded a little too similar. >> we've heard that a time or two. always great to see you. george. >> thank you, robin. next up in our "heat index" a story we first saw in "redbook" explaining how a spouse's weight gain can put strain on your marriage. t.j. holmes has that report. >> my clothes. >> reporter: a complex subject many married couples struggle with at some point in their relationship. weight. just like in the movie "this is 40." >> will you stop eating cupcakes please?
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wendy walsh relationship expert. so, there's no question this kind of change can really affect a marriage. >> the important thing to understand weight gain or loss is never intrinsically something carried on its own it's connected to self-esteem and emotions and that affects the relationship. >> as university of arizona study found that if the woman in the relationship is overweight that they tend to argue more than a healthy weight couple moreso if the man is overweight. >> well, you know, we give men a hall pass. when men choose a partner they choose youth and beauty. below that youth and royalty. women choose resources then intelligence then kindness and then looks are down number four. we let you get a little paunch but don't lose your bank account. >> you got a pickle. but, again, we're in a no-win situation. you can't say -- you can say you're supposed to have this conversation.
i can't go home and tell -- this sounds fine in theory at this table but at the dinner table i can't say, honey, i'm not attracted to you really because you put on some weight. we cannot do that. >> that is the thing you should not say but like any sticky conversation in a relationship, you have to make a communication sandwich, which is a layer of love, a layer of something hard to chew on, then another layer of love so, it's honey, i love you so much and you brought the most beautiful children in the world and you are the sexiest woman but i think we need to be healthier as a family and work out together because you are hot to me and i want you always to be hot to me. >> and eat healthy. >> that's as good as it gets. i'm still not sure what to expect. >> andrew gave me a trainer and i was not offended. i was excited about it. it was something i wouldn't have done for myself and he did it for me and did it in the right way. >> how did he do it? >> he said i know you really want to get back into the gym and here's a way to do it. >> okay, so -- >> i actually did say i wanted to get to the gym. >> he listened. >> you don't have 30 pounds to
lose either, so it's a safe conversation. >> that's amy, okay. you can do that. this is just a little extra something. >> better than him getting me a vacuum cleaner. >> if a woman notices that her husband is not quite as healthy as he might have been, same conversation. >> the conversation should be about couples getting healthy together as a family. because there's also some research to show that if only one partner suddenly loses weight and gets in shape divorce rates go up because -- >> that's got to be a family project. >> and about health. >> even if one is fit and one is a little overweight it still needs to be a family project. >> you need to support your partner. >> byt even when you use the code word healthy -- >> i wouldn't put these on it. >> you know, it starts with conversations about the feelings always. what is causing the weight gain? what is going on in the relationship? it's not just about butter in the fridge and tv shows and you sitting on the couch but what's going on in the relationship that's causing people to eat. >> communication. >> yeah, couples that work out
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it just defines your face more. >> reporter: it happens inside blink inside saks fifth avenue. mary lazaro was squeezed in last night. when you first looked in the mirror after you had the treatment done, what did you think? >> i said, whoa. this looks so much better. >> reporter: shirley chang also wants to go from bare to big. >> i have really fine hair so i want to go for something different. >> reporter: here's how it works, first, existing eyebrows are cleaned up and then dyed darker to stand out then extensions of silk hairs in a color close to the client's are glued on. took a painless 40 minutes. >> oh, wow, they look great. >> reporter: the brows last about three weeks but they're not cheap. the initial extensions run $170 and fill-ins for maintenance are 60 but for some there's no price on putting the bigger back in your brow. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> thank you, paula.
good morning sheriffs deputies have arrested three men in connection with the kidnapping and brutal rape of a 22-year-old woman. the woman says her captors held her for two months in a home. she escaped after they left a door open. the three are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow. fremont we still have an a alert blocking one lane. it's causing a terrible jam. southbound side of 680 at mission boulevard. those delays have grown. it is even causing pressure along 580. right up to fremont and mission boulevard south it's going to take you an hour and 40 minutes. >> it's a tough one.
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life than tell you. >> quite admirable, jedi. >> no! >> wow. you can watch the entire clip on goodmorningamerica.com at yahoo! and tune in to the epic "star wars rebels" season finale on monday, march 2nd, 9:00 p.m. on disney xd. >> i can see that. >> i can certainly hear it. >> intense. >> i love that. >> robin, over to you. time for deep discounts and this morning's "deals & steals" with our good friend tory johnson with bargains today $20 or less. go right to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for the information you need for these deep, deep discounts. >> deep, deep discounts. >> so we'll get going right away? >> let's go. spin it around. okay, so this is pretty genius. this is from magnificent baby and all of their baby clothing is sealed with magnetics so look at that. it's got magnets in there. so if you've ever been a parent who has struggled to snap, button, do all that kind of stuff, you can't hold it -- i can't hold it anywhere.
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exclusives. this woman does not stop. on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! amy. >> all right, robin. look who i'm here with, ryan phillippe, he is the star of the new abc drama "secrets and lies." he plays a married father of two who discovers his young neighbor's body while out for a run. take a look. >> how did you know? >> know what? >> that tom was dead. it was dark and wet. when did you first realize that he was dead? >> i felt the back of his head. >> so you moved the body? >> i tried to resuscitate him. >> after you felt the back of his head? >> before. i saw him lying there, and i shook him, and he didn't respond. >> hmm. do we believe you or not, ryan? >> i mean that's the whole thing, right? did he or didn't he? >> your character ben crawford seems like an everyday good guy, the neighbor who might be next to you, a loving father. we know your marriage is a little bit in trouble but there's a lot more to ben crawford, isn't there? >> there absolutely is and
that's uncovered throughout the course of the season. but one of the things that drew me to it was that every man aspect. imagine if your father or husband or boyfriend came across this body and immediately became the prime suspect and what does that do to your life, to your family, to your friends, yeah, it's pretty compelling, i think. >> tell us about working with juliette lewis. i know you have worked together before but, man, does she have it out for you. >> she really does. she's really turning the screws and it gets deeper and heavier each episode. one of the coolest things is we all know juliette from "natural born killers" and "california" and here she's playing this conservative tight sort of focused -- it's interesting to see her play so far against type and she and i worked together 15 years ago on a movie and so it was cool to kind of reconnect and fall back into it. >> the dynamic between you two is very intense. you can't take your eyes away. something else that set out to me was watching your
character shield his children in the media attention as you become the suspect in the story as it builds, the drama builds. that must have struck a cord with you as a father, a famous father. >> it absolutely did and, in fact, one of the reasons why i ultimately took the job is reading what the kids go through as a result of his being under suspicion, and you do think sometimes when you choose a public career, what are you doing to your children in terms of how that can be disruptive to them and -- but thankfully i've never been accused of murder. >> thankfully. >> so it's a different kind of attention and -- >> everyone knows who you are but some of us have a hard time pronouncing your last name. it was mispronounced for so long in fact, it was parodied on the show "girls." did you see this? >> i did. >> can we take a look? >> she's probably with ryan phillippe and they're probably engaged. >> by the way, it's phillippe. i heard it on "extra." >> it's definitely phillippe. >> it's 100% phillippe. >> i mean i read his autobiography so i think i would know. >> you don't have an autobiography.
right? >> i wish i did but i love 100% phillippe. that's very funny to me. >> it's 100% phillippe. and that was how i knew i was 100% right saying phillippe. thanks for being such a good sport and the show is incredible. i can't wait to watch the next episode. >> awesome. >> we should mention you can watch the premiere of "secrets and lies" sunday night at 9:00 eastern, 8:00 central right here on abc. don't miss it. all right, let's head over now to rob with a final check of the weather. >> all right, amy. we're just trying to stay warm out here if you're from louisiana. where are you from in louisiana? what is your name? >> alexia from baton rouge. >> what are you thinking from bangkok right now? >> polar bear. polar bear. >> she's looking for polar bears. further north but still glad you're here. check out this shot. this is nice. ft. lauderdale, 75 degrees by the sea there looking good. it's going to be toasty across parts of south florida. by the way a 110-degree difference between key west and crane lake, minnesota. my goodness. and a pretty big difference
between miami and orlando today where the cold front lies and locally where the front is you can see an inch of rain or snow. the arctic blast, snow is cross d.c. will exit later, 78 i we h have chillier weather coming for the weekend. ig abc show. you'll love this. it is thursday, that means it is tgit so here again we have a special sneak peek at tonight's thrilling episode of "how to get away with murder." take a look. >> my phone died. >> nobody in the library had a charger? >> i'm sorry, okay. i'm sorry.
>> oh, yeah, we can't wait to see what happens tonight on the thrilling two-hour episode 9:00 eastern and 8:00 central right here on abc. for the full clip and to vote for the best tgit head on to goodmorningamerica.com at yahoo! robin, back over to you. >> we're not ready for it to be the season finale. we're not ready for it -- >> i was hoping he was going to say midseason finale. >> no, no. we're not going to be able to make it through. can you tell we like it? will smith's new on-screen partner in crime, margot robbie is here live so come on back. this "how to get away with murder" sneak peek is brought to you by the makers of zyrtec. take charge of your allergies and muddle no more. [male narrator] the coast guard protects defends and saves lives. [male radio operator] coast guard mayday...
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our next guest, margot robby robby, burst on to the hollywood scene with a starring role alongside leo dicaprio in "the wolf of wall street" and now in "focus" she's setting her sights on stealing will smith's heart by showing off some special skills. take a look. ♪ let me do my thing let me do my thing ♪ ♪ let me do my thing see i try hard to do right ♪ ♪ but i keep on doing wrong ♪ ♪ let me do my thing ♪
>> sorry. my heel caught. that's no way to treat a lady. sorry. all right. thank you, boys. ♪ let me do my thing let me do my thing ♪ ♪ i'm doing the same old thing ♪ >> you're in. >> really? >> congratulations, you're a criminal. >> and so he noticed. so happy to have margot with us this morning and legitimately you were pickpocketing on the set. >> yeah, they knew they were being pickpocketed though. they were paid extra. >> if you wanted to do it in real life you do have the skills. >> i would technically know how to do it, yes. >> and that would be because of a gentleman known as the gentleman pickpocket, apollo robbins was hired to train you guys. was it hard to learn the skill? >> yeah. it was pretty hard then half of it is having the guts to actually go ahead and steal. like i said, it's a lot easier on a set where you know you're not going to get in trouble but he asked me to do it to actual
people sometimes and it was terrifying. >> including the assistant director? >> yeah, one of the office p.a.s came in for paperwork and he's like, take his phone, and i was like -- and he caught me with my hand in his back pocket. it was extremely awkward -- >> which can be -- >> mildly. >> yeah, yeah. it could have been a lot worse. yeah. >> so the premise, of course, is that you guys are thieves but one thing that is undeniable as you watch the journey that is this film is the chemistry between you and will. >> yeah. >> was that immediate? >> yeah, as soon as -- i don't think anyone was expecting it especially not me but when we walked into the room we just got along immediately and just had this great rapport, and we started doing a scene and improvising and it was, yeah, it was just like there already. it wasn't something we had to really work at which is good. >> he is such a funny guy. so personable but really a phenomenal actor and you said you really got a chance to see that range. >> yes, yeah, i mean we would do take after take and john and glen, the writer, directors would have us do a totally
different objective each time, and will could have you tearing up in one take and then hysterical in the next, yeah, he can flip it back quickly. >> ad-libbing. >> yeah, ad-libbing, anything, yeah, of course, we did heaps of improvising. >> he said in terms of the pickpocketing he was into the psychology of it. >> yeah. >> you were really into the physical -- >> hands-on. >> hands-on. >> yeah. >> that's my girl. >> hands-on down to his back pocket. >> let me ask you about other things coming up in your first. well first let me say that it was great to see you on the oscar red carpet. >> you too. >> so nice to spend time. >> the three minutes we had together. >> look at the picture right there. you looked absolutely stunning. the dress by st. laurent and let's talk about the gems. >> i know. >> that's a very special necklace. i didn't realize the history of that. >> well, yeah, i was getting quizzed on it earlier but it's -- yeah, it's like a museum piece. i don't know why they let me wear it. i'm very grateful they did. but, yeah, it was -- >> to give you the heads up.
there it is. it's got this tassel up close. >> it's a functioning zip, as well. if you zip it all the way up it becomes a bracelet. >> no way and commissioned in 1938 for the duchess of windsor. van cleef & arpels estimates its value at 1.5 -- as you can tell i'm slightly obsessed with it. did you get nervous when wearing that? were you touching it? >> i was touching it the whole night. i didn't know how much i was touching it the whole night but i didn't know it was worth that much when i went to the oscars and had a great time and then got home the next day and everyone was like you were wearing $1.5 million on your neck and i was like, oh, dear god, i was. >> sometimes better not to know. share with everybody your next project. you haven't started shooting yet but there's already a lot of buzz. >> for "suicide squad." yeah. >> with will again. >> yeah. round two. >> a buzzy role. >> no, it's big shoes to fill. i just want to make everyone happy, all the fans and stuff out there. i want to do it justice. >> yeah, great to see you. thanks for stopping at the red carpet and thanks for stopping by here. everybody, "focus" is really
great, and it opens nationwide tomorrow. margot robbie, great to have you with us. >> thank you. coming up here, a day in the life of the 12-year-old dancing sensation in sia's music videos. you know who she is. stay with us on "good morning america." the new "it" girl coming up. bulldog: oooh! mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress any size for just $197 each piece when you buy the complete set. the $197 mattress sale... bulldog: oh boy! television announcer: ...is on now. ♪ mattress discounters ♪
taking a look at the newest "it" girl and at 12 years old maddie ziegler is still a girl but she's already making a big name for herself going from hit reality show to music video star. mara schiavocampo has her story. ♪ i'm the one for a good time call phone's blowin' up they're ringing my doorbell ♪ ♪ i feel the love feel the love oh ♪ >> reporter: maddie ziegler is the pint-size dancing sensation in the multiplatinum hit "chandelier." ♪ i'm going to swing from the chandelier ♪ >> reporter: embodying artist sia's alter ego with that
signature platinum blond bob. >> sia tweeted me saying i really want to work with you. will you be in my video? none of us thought it was real. >> reporter: in just one, two, three, the music video with its magnetic choreography rocketed to viral success launching the 12-year-old into stardom. >> i thought it would be just a tiny little video. nothing would happen to it. i never thought that would blow up. >> that was your fault. >> reporter: for years maddie has been a budding star on reality tv's "dance moms" but "chandelier" is responsible for a swinging new life into the tween's career with big performances on "dancing with the stars" and "jimmy kimmel live." what's been the best part about what you've been doing? >> getting to pursue my dance career and especially my favorite is getting to work with sia because we're like best friends and we love each other a lot. >> reporter: it's clear the feelings are mutual. maddie took the lead again in sia's latest hit "elastic heart"
starring alongside actor shia laboeuf but her biggest audience to date, the grammys. ♪ >> there were a lot of celebrities that actually knew my name like sam smith came up to me and told me he was a fan. i was freaking out because i'm his biggest fan. >> reporter: now maddie is stepping into new shoes taking her talents to a different stage. the runway as a fashion correspondent for elle.com. >> i am just watching the shows and giving my feedback to them. i've been to so many amazing different shows, and i'm really loving fashion right now so it's so cool. >> reporter: we got exclusive day in the life access into her new role at designer j. mendel's fashion show. you're doing so many things right now, but it sounds like dancing is till your first love. >> it is. i've been doing it since i was 2 years old and i want to be a professional dancer when i grow up so that's definitely my number one. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. ♪ on for tonight on for tonight ♪
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good morning, the bart board of directors will meet to discuss several issues including changing the floor plan on new cars to accommodate riders with disabilities. they also have a goal of ordering new cars to inkreescrease the number of seats by 38%. let's talk weather with mike. >> today up north, we're seeing on the radar we'll have increasing clouds but it will be dry as we wait for the storm. mid-60s at the coast. 70s for the rest of us. the new wrinkle in the forecast is saturday. a possibility of a thunderstorm with small hail and brief heavy rain. >> the cig alert cancelled 680 at mission boulevard south. however, we are left with massive backups out of livermore. it's going to take you to 680
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