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good morning, america. breaking news for our viewers out west. two americans among those killed on that deadly plane crash in the al. s and our first look at the badly damaged black box this morning. emergency crews combing through a scene of absolute devastation anguished families mourning the 150 passengers on board including 16 children from one what happened to that jet. also happening right now -- severe storms across the country. golf ball-size hail pummeling the midwest. powerful winds out west tracking town trees. this man trapped in his car. firefighters using the jaws of life to free him. beverly hills blacked out and more states bracing for extreme weather right now. and breaking right now, decision day. amanda knox's fate in the balance once again. italy's highest court ruling on her murder trial facing nearly three decades behind bars.
will she be forced to return to italy? and swallowed whole. take a look at this. dramatic video of this bus falling into a massive sinkhole. how everyone managed to get out safely before it floated away down the river. and we do say good morning, america. and it's good to have david and t.j. with us on this wednesday morning. a lot of new developments this morning in that midair mystery. that's a look at the debris field on the mountain in the french alps where that plane carrying 150 people went down. the wreckage, as you can imagine, scattered over a wide area. >> stunning, robin, how little is left of that plane. this is a live shot this morning of the staging area where helicopters are taking off right now to go to the crash site and, of course, where the bodies will be brought back. and we are learning more about
the passengers on board the flight including the 16 students from one high school class. we have full team coverage this morning and abc's terry moran starts us off at that school in germany. terry, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. there's word now that two americans were onboard flight 9525. among the 150 killed in this crash. this high school, the ground 150e row of grief here in germany, those 16 students and two teachers. all morning students coming out to gather at this makeshift memorial. this morning, a fleet of helicopters arrived at the staging area near the crash site in france. recovery efforts resuming under overcast skies and near freezing temperatures. the black box recovered yesterday on the mountain damaged but investigators confident they can still reconstruct its crucial data. the germanwings airbus a320 was on route from barcelona to dusseldorf in germany when suddenly, after reaching 38,000 feet, the plane began a rapid descent plugging 32,000 feet in
eight minutes before losing contact with air traffic control. on board 150 people, 144 passengers including 2 babies, 6 crew. the debris field just shards and bits and pieces along the rugged ridges. there, some windows. the first priority to locate the bodies of the dead and that second black box. the leaders of france, spain and germany are here today to lead their nations in mourning and bereaved families are coming too. those who can, those who feel the need to be here. did shock of this tragedy affecting flights today. refusing to fly citing personal reasons for pilots. >> prepared for the flights told us they felt unfit to fly. so personal decision. >> reporter: no word is the grief sharpe than here in halter.
16 tenth graders and two teachers returning from an exciting week on a spanish language exchange program all lost. at the high school, kids some in tears came for a day of mourning. each class filing out to the makeshift memorial, and in this small town everyone, it seems knew someone who was on that plane. ina teaches violin. one of your students died? >> yes, yes. linda, she's 15 1/2-year-old. i don't know -- i cannot -- i can't realize it. it's so, so, so sad. >> reporter: their sign says yesterday we were many. today we are alone. you get a sense of the depth of the devastation and grief here and in so many places across germany and spain and elsewhere. david? >> all right, terry, thank you. and as you mentioned in your report one of the black boxes has been recovered and is being examined now. investigators are trying to piece together what went wrong and abc's david kerley is here with that part of the story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. such a mystery this morning. what happened to this jetliner?
well, the answers are here in this debris field and the searchers are looking through these pieces of plane that remain for that second black box. puzzling, a jet at the safest part of flight starts diving, what happened in those moments, why didn't the pilots ever radio trouble or a mayday? from its barcelona takeoff to 38,000 feet, nearly 45 minutes into the flight, everything is normal but just one minute later, with no notification to air traffic control, the jetliner starts losing altitude quickly, nose down, 1 1/2 to 2 times faster than normal for eight minutes, down to a little more than 6,000 feet, radar contact lost as the jet slams into the mountainside. >> it definitely looks like an emergency descent for unknown reasons. but beyond that we don't know. >> reporter: even more mysterious, the day before, the jet had a maintenance check. lufthansa, the parent company, says the 24-year-old jet was well maintained. the pilot with the airline for 14 years, thousands of hours in
the air, and the a320 is known as a reliable workhorse with more than 6,000 of them in service worldwide. so what could have happened in that moment that the jet reached cruising altitude? >> it means something very quickly catastrophic was going on. we don't know the buildup to that. things that come to mind to me are rapid decompression for some reason or fire on board. >> reporter: in a rapid decompression there is a lack of oxygen, the pilots could have become incapacitated. smoke in the cockpit, that makes it difficult to see or operate and the crew could have been overcome by smoke. a third possibility, the pilots are trying to deal with such a problem followed emergency procedures to lose altitude and worked that issue. and as they were working that issue they could have been overcome after starting the descent because one of those problems they were dealing with, but the mystery should be solved, and this is the good news, in the next 24 hours. that voice recorder is already
being studied and it could have the answers and when they find that data recorder it will tell us more details about what happened to this jetliner. >> we'll talk more about that. david, thank you. abc news aviation consultant john nance joins us from seattle. let's pick up on what david was saying. as he said investigators are rushing into the debris area to find that data recorder. so, how long before we can determine what possibly happened? >> they will find the recorder, robin, no question about that. and i think probably we're looking at about two to three days before they read out the voice recorder. that is going to give us critical information. we know the flight path to a certain extent. what we don't know is what was going on in the cockpit. >> and we heard from david what possibly could have been going on in the cockpit. what is most troubling to you, john? >> two things, number one, if they were going to start an emergency descent, one of the most important aspects of that is to talk to air traffic control because you're descending right into oncoming air traffic and pilots know that and they changed the course 15 degrees off their course which is exactly what you would do in an emergency descent but on the way down there's no conversation.
could they not talk? had they turned off the electricity because of a fire? we don't know. secondly, and most troubling, why in an area where they know the alps are, they go up to 15,000 feet, why did they not level off at 15,000 feet? why continue on down? that indicates the possibility as david said of incapacitation. >> and hopefully we will be able to get some answers soon. don't have to tell you, millions, millions fly on that airbus a320 and it is a real workhorse and it has a good safety record? >> oh, yeah. it has a great safety record. i mean it's -- it is right up there with the boeing 737 and i think there are about 6,000 of them operating around the world. 5,000 more on order. this aircraft has been very much a boilerplate. high performer throughout the aviation industry and there's really nothing about it that you would look at and say, well, this is a marginal airplane. it is very trustworthy. i'm on one at least two times a week. >> all right, john, as always, we appreciate your insight. thank you. >> to think of those families on board for eight minutes that
descent, robin. we're going to turn now to that extreme spring weather striking right now across the country, severe thunderstorms impacting tens of millions from missouri to kansas on the commute, dropping dangerous hail just incredible pictures coming in so, of course, ginger is tracking it all. >> brand-new picture, david, this morning in cincinnati, the skyline lighting up with those strong storms and you can see the lightning not only illuminating the skies but hitting the buildings there. but it was the dozen hail reports -- big hail too moving through the midwest and plains. the first spurt of severe weather this season. >> there you go. >> reporter: the first bout of severe weather this year, raking the plains. in missouri, ominous storms darkening the sky. covering the ground with hail. some the size of golf balls. and out west, high winds toppling trees taking down power lines. look at these images of blacked out beverly hills, 4,000 people losing power in l.a. overnight.
gusts in the mountains as high as 79 miles per hour. winds sending this giant pine tree crashing to the street below blocking the road and smashing this mercedes just inches from the driver's seat. firefighters using a jaws of life to cut through the roof and free the trapped driver. >> the driver was alert, conscious. >> so hail now going to move through, again, this size will be in places like joplin, missouri, oklahoma city, those are the areas today that you'll see that large hail, the damaging wind, and today a slightly higher chance of seeing an isolated tornado. outside in that other yellow, that was more of a generally thunderstorm from parts of indiana, down through even south texasm so, robin, severe weather season is on and we will be tracking it today. >> all right, ginger, thank you. but now to amanda knox, back in the headlines this morning, italy's highest court deciding her fate. whether her latest murder conviction should stand, knox's watching this from her
home in seattle and abc's alex marquardt has that story for us. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right, that ruling from italy's supreme court could come at any moment today. it could mark the culmination of more than seven years of legal proceedings or just be the beginning of a new legal battle for amanda knox. this morning, amanda knox is facing a familiar nightmare, her fate yet again lying in the balance of an italian court. knox's ex-boyfriend, raffaele sollecito is in italy this morning awaiting the country's highest court's decision. he faces up to 25 years in prison and the 27-year-old knox could still face a more than 28 years in prison for murder still. >> this really has hit me like a train. i did not expect this to happen. >> reporter: it's been a winding and emotional ride for knox, her 2009 conviction for the alleged murder of college roommate meredith kercher was
dramatically overturned on appeal in 2011 then that acquittal as thrown out in 2013 and she and ex-boyfriend raffaele sollecito were convicted again last year by an appeals court. today, italy's supreme court is expected to decide possibly once and for all if knox's murder conviction should stand or whether she should face yet another trial on appeal. if this conviction is upheld there are no more appeals on the murder charge in italy. >> reporter: knox's life today couldn't be farther from her legal drama. she's newly engaged, working in a bookstore and her byline can be found on theater reviews for a small seattle newspaper, but abc news learned she's also in therapy, still trying to cope with her tumultuous past and a very uncertain future. the big question this morning, if the conviction is upheld, will knox be extradited and sent back to an italian jail? >> i will never go willingly back to the place where i -- i'm going to fight this until the very end. >> reporter: and, robin, just
moments ago we got a statement from the family of meredith kercher saying they hope there is a definitive decision so that meredith's family and friends can finally concentrate on remembering meredith for who she was. robin. >> alex, thank you. now to amy with the other top stories right now starting with the growing crisis in yemen. >> that's right. we are just getting word this morning that rebels in yemen have seized control of an air base that had been considered crucial for u.s. drone strikes against al qaeda. yemen's president has fled his home and there are reports that the rebels have now arrested yemen's defense minister. u.s. troops evacuated that country last week because of growing security concerns. back here in this country, a deadly night for law enforcement. investigators in san jose, california, say a veteran police officer was gunned down when a suicidal man opened fire. and in wisconsin, a state trooper was killed in a gunfight with a suspected bank robber. the suspect was also killed. also breaking this morning, a megamerger in the food business between two iconic brands, heinz and kraft, are
combining in a deal valued at $40 billion. investor warren buffett and a brazilian investment firm are behind the deal which would form the third largest food and beverage company in north america. new questions about leadership at the secret service after a contentious hearing on capitol hill. lawmakers growing angry as video of an incident at the white house is finally made public. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: searing criticism from congress still demanding reform after allegations of drunk agents outside the white house. >> it's like the keystone cops here. >> who are you holding accountable? >> it appears that we have an agency at war against itself. >> reporter: congress still angry despite this new video depicting the alleged drunk driving incident as far less dramatic than first thought. two secret service agents in a government car driving slowly, no crash, only nudging a temporary barrier but that didn't stop members of congress from wondering aloud whether the new director as secret service
veteran could truly overhaul an agency that's seen its share of scandals, ranging from agents soliciting prostitutes to that intruder making his way all the way into the white house. >> you were hired to clean up the mess. >> reporter: and the mess now includes whether the agents responded aggressively enough to a possible bomb threat. the reason there was a crime scene in the first place. >> this is the life, safety and security of the president of the united states and the white house. the threat is real but i don't feel it. i don't see it and it's unacceptable. >> the president is safe, the first family is safe and the white house is safe. i know what it takes to protect presidents and their families. >> reporter: for "good morning america," pierre thomas, abc news, washington. dramatic video this morning of a bus stuck on a road in brazil when floodwaters open up a massive sinkhole. look at that. the bus falls right in but it stays upright floating down the river. fortunately and incredibly when you see this video everybody on board got off the bus before it fell into the water and no one was injured.
finally, the guy known as the most interesting man in the world has shown up in a very unlikely place. you may remember him from these commercials for dos equis beer. traveling the world surrounded by women. look at where he ended up the other day. he tried to impersonate dos drivers. there he was in the front seat of a car in the hov lane in washington state. the driver using the cardboard cutout to make it look like he had a carpooler on board but he was busted. police were smarter than you think, police tweeting out the picture saying "i don't always violate the hov lane law but when i do i get a $124 ticket." the most interesting way to cheat the hov lane fails. and they allowed him to keep the cardboard cutout. they just said just don't use it again. >> let that be a lesson to you. now to angelina jolie's brave decision, the star revealing she removed her ovaries and fallopian tubes to reduce her risk of cancer. raying awareness that could help save lives.
many are reacting this morning to what's being called the angelina jolie effect and t.j. holmes is there in the social square with that. good morning, t.j. >> hey there, robin. doctors are always trying to raise awareness but angelina jolie is an international superstar and for her to share this, doctors could only dream of this. after her preventive double mastectomy doctors found a spike in breast cancer screenings in the u.s. and doubled in the uk. there is hope that the angelina effect will happen about ovarian cancer. a lot of support for jolie is coming in on social media, including martina navratilova who had her own breast cancer battle, she's tweeting out "true shining light, you go girl." also, another here from mindy kaling, who is encouraging her followers to read it, calling it moving and calling lost her mother to pancreatic cancer. just a couple of the responses we're seeing so far. many more out there, robin. >> oh, and it has been, i mean, just all around the world. >> when women know their options and they know that they have choices and someone like
angelina comes out, it's incredibly brave. >> she was very clear that this was right for her. >> and she wanted her children to be able to say we didn't lose our mom. ginger it's not just the hail but freezing rain. >> in place from washington, d.c., david, up through maryland and parts of pennsylvania. let's go ahead and look at d.c. this morning. the freezing rain advisories go through noon. colder right there on the floor. that's how freezing rain forms and you'll see some icing. that's along the warm front. stormy cities.
>> hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. high pressure came in overnight bringing mostly sunny and dry day today and warmer. record highs are possible thursday and friday and in the months warm and dry with no march miracle storm. upper 60 in san francisco. low-to-mid 70s an the bay shore and upper 70s and nearly 80 inland and warmer thursday and friday before a coming up, we have the former nfl star admitting he led a secret double life as a serial rapist. reaction over his nine-year sentence. also ahead -- mysterious disappearance and
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good morning, america, and right now, two americans among the victims of that devastating plane crash in the french alps. investigators now searching for answers and a black box. also right , big questions after former nfl star darren sharper pleads guilty to sexual assaulting nine women in four different states. and a new report out this morning revealing that much bigger problem than previously thought in a new study and what the cameras caught. we do say, good morning, america, on this wednesday morning. so much to get to, as we're learning as we said more about that plane crash as crews search throughout the wreckage area. >> right now, looking at the debris field where the plane went down. two americans among the 150
people on that plane. but we begin this half hour with a former nfl star, darren sharper, pleading guilty to sexual assault charges after being accused of drugging and assaulting women in four states. sharpe agreeing to multiple plea deals, nine years behind bars. abc's ryan smith is here with that story. good morning, ryan. >> good morning, robin. darren sharper was one of the best players of the past decade in the nfl. now he's in jail for numerous sexual assault charges. a real-life jekyll and hyde, who at one point supported women's causes, but later went on to attack them all over the country. darren sharpe was a super bowl champ. >> i've been able to help teams win. >> reporter: earning millions over 14 nfl seasons, and later shining as an nfl tv analyst. >> you don't want to have bad team chemistry. >> reporter: but this morning, the gridiron great suffering a staggering fall from grace. >> how do you plead to the charge? >> guilty. >> reporter: after admitting he's been leading a double life as a serial rapist. authorities say sharper sexually
assaulted or attempted to assault at least nine women in four states over five months after rendering some of them unconscious by lacing their drinks with a generic form of ambien. >> the effects can be felt within a few minutes especially when combined with alcohol. >> reporter: the attacks starting in new orleans, then california, arizona and finally nevada. sharper was returning from that trip when his horrifying spree finally comes to an end. police arresting him at the los angeles airport after one of his alleged victims reported him to police. other victims followed, including a new orleans saints cheerleader and two women who according to the arrest report met sharper at a las vegas nightclub before he invited them to his hotel room to make them shots. hours later, both women woke up unable to remember details after those drinks, one later recalling that she and sharper did have intercourse. the other telling police it felt like she had sex but couldn't
remember. their hair samples later tested positive for that generic form of ambien. sharper's monstrous attacks even more shocking considering his support of women's causes like this event for breast cancer awareness. and it turns out the five-time pro bowler may have had partners in crime. a federal indictment alleges that he conspired with a former deputy sheriff to drug and rape women and in new orleans, he has a co-defendant accused of sexually assaulting some of the same women. both men have pleaded not guilty. while sharper once said to be destined for the nfl hall of fame is now headed to prison instead. he's agreed to plea deals in three states so far and prosecutors say he'll serve his time in federal prison, robin. >> but that time, many are questioning, nine years. >> they're saying it's shockingly low. in new orleans alone, he was facing life in prison but there's a couple of things judges have to approve these deals talking about multiple states.
secondly, there are co-defendants in this case, so the implication by some speculating saying that maybe he's flipping on other people and maybe that's part of all of this, but the other part of this is prosecutors always say, hey, better not to take my chances in trial and risk an acquittal and get a plea deal now, but it is shockingly low to so many. >> there may be more to the story. >> there may be more. >> ryan, thank you. we're going to turn now to the desperate search for a california woman who police say was kidnapped for ransom abducted from her bay area home. her family is now pleading for her safe return and abc's aditi roy has the very latest from vallejo, california. aditi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, david. this is the home where denise huskins was kidnapped for ransom in the middle of the night. close to 100 people have been searching overnight. but this morning still no signs of her. this morning the mysterious disappearance of denise huskins has her father heartbroken. >> like a bad dream and i can't wake up. >> reporter: and police baffled, desperately scouring for any sign of the beautiful blonde. >> we are treating this matter as a kidnap for ransom.
>> reporter: authorities say huskins, a physical therapist, was abducted from this vallejo, california, home early monday morning, but police say it wasn't until 1:55 that afternoon that a 30-year-old male called to report it claiming he witnessed the whole thing. >> he was essentially saying that miss huskins was forcibly taken against her will. >> why did you take so long to talk? >> that's unknown. >> reporter: police tight-lipped but abc news has learned the home belongs to 30-year-old aaron quinn, the huskins say he's denise's boyfriend and co-worker, and that police told him he's the one that called 911 hours after the abduction. >> something is wrong there. you know, i -- unless he was tied up. >> reporter: our san francisco affiliate kgo also reporting this toyota camry reportedly taken from the scene of the abduction is registered to quinn. but police insist he is not a suspect or a person of interest. in fact, right now nobody is. police won't even disclose who they're talking to or reveal how
much ransom is being requested. >> it's just unreal. it doesn't make any sense. >> reporter: now, with a massive search under way, denise's father sending this emotional message to the daughter he desperately hopes is out there to hear it. >> just be strong and you have your family there and we're -- we'll find you. >> reporter: so heartbreaking. police urge anyone with information come forward. they're getting some help from fbi in piecing together this mystery. david, robin. >> hopefully some answers soon. all right. time again for the weather and ginger, i told you i was out in phoenix and people out there were saying, no one is talking about the drought out west. >> yes, and we want to talk about the drought out west. it's tough to talk about until you see photos like this so it takes you every year the third week of march, the same area in yosemite, you can see the snow dwindling as we get into 2015. the state of california has only
9% of its average snowpack this year. that's how low we're talking and these pictures really help to tell the story. i don't have great news in the way of more snow, but do have wind gusts of 50 miles per hour in southern california. those wind advisories in southern nevada, too, and the end of the week, it's a heat wave. so from yuma to palm springs we'll get close to 100. los angeles, it'll feel a whole lot more like summer. nothing to help that drought. all right. that's the big picture. >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, are you ready for warm temperatures away in the coast? you will be breezy and 61 to 64 and around the bay 61 to 76. check out my seven-day forecast, record highs are possible on thursday and >> all that weather brought to you by carmax and you remember yesterday we did the seagull. i thought it was saying, yay, more snow, and amy thought, no, it's not. it's saying aaagh, stop the snow. what do you guys think about the robin? you see that face? >> i just think that that little
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with us with more. >> reporter: this unprecedented study of teen car crashes revealing the majority were distracted. a significantly greater number than we thought. these are the videos your teen doesn't want you to see. texting. talking. >> ooh. >> reporter: and changing the tunes. ♪ distracted teens causing accident after accident. the aaa foundation for traffic safety analyzed almost 2,000 cameras which captured the actions of teen drivers in the moments right before a crash. turns out cell phones and fellow passengers are driving teens to deadly distraction in greater numbers than ever before. distraction was a factor in nearly 60% of the moderate to
severe teen crashes studied. that's more than four times previous official estimates from police reports. >> we're hoping that our central findings of the study will make parents more aware of the magnitude of the problem and the potential for disaster. >> reporter: 18-year-old aaron davoe became the first driver in massachusetts to be convicted of motor vehicle homicide by texting killing a 54-year-old man. on the day of the accident he sent a reported 193 texts including one just a minute before the accident and dozens after. in north carolina, police say high school senior sammy windham just months from graduating was sending her boyfriend a text about their date the night before when she lost control of her jeep and died. car accidents are the number one cause of teenage deaths in this country. so, aaa is hoping seeing videos like these will put the brakes on this dangerous trend. aaa is urging states to pass laws prohibiting cell phone use
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signed by the great bambino babe ruth. they took a swing at it and see the most famous part. >> the sultan of swat. >> the king of crash. >> the colossus of clout. >> the colossus of clout. >> all: babe ruth! >> the great bambino. >> classic scene there. now, let's see how the yanks did. >> the sultan of swat. >> the king of crash. >> the colossus of clout. >> the colossus of clout. >> all: babe ruth. >> the great bambino. >> let's just say it's good -- it's a good thing that those guys all have very high-paying jobs doing something other than acting. what do you guys think? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> they gave it the ole college try. the bambino was pretty good. >> that was pretty good. they can take acting lessons. >> thanks for sharing in the social square with us, amy. coming up, will ferrell's big new honor. how one of his co-stars helped him celebrate one of hollywood's finest.
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oh, my, look at that. people paired up striking a pose in yoga positions. it takes two. takes two to pull off their outdoor workout. it's stopping people in their tracks in times square this morning and in the studio, as well. >> i know. a little frostbite out there. not in here. look at this. ginger, i mean -- >> i got a chair. >> you got the easy part. >> she finally has a chair and she doesn't have to stand. wow. >> yeah, yeah. >> can you stick around? >> wow. look at these moves. >> t.j., you seem to have a front row seat here. >> i'm sorry. >> exactly. i think we need that song from yesterday. >> wow. >> but we're going to get into what this is all about because you tried it with your hubby. >> yes, some relationship tools to it. it's very fun and it's not as difficult as you might think.
>> easy for you to say. >> no hands. >> i think you have to be young and limber. >> yes. >> we'll get into that. also we've got two big pop stories overnight. "pretty little liars" all over your twitter feed. almost every top trend from the central mystery of the show to the creator's name. we're going to get into all of that. yes, and one of our favorite movies, we were talking about this at the break, cue the sound-bite, please. >> i got a message for all of them, ready. shake and bake. >> what does that do? does that blow your mind? that just happened. >> oh, ricky bobby. >> ricky bobby. >> that's right, will ferrell and his buddy john c. reilly back shaking and backing together. we'll tell you why just ahead. first a little shake and bake from amy. good morning, david. two americans among the 150 victims, it took several days to retrieve data from the cockpit voice recorder.
that area is littered with small pieces of wreckage. it made a rapid dedescent. there's no evidence of foul play. and recovery teams are just beginning their work. abc's hamish macdonald is there with the latest. >> reporter: amy, good morning. this recovery operation is stepping up right now. more than 700 people on the ground working on this. military helicopters. they're flying mountain rescue teams into that crash site. the biggest challenge they face right now is just getting to the debris. they need to walk the final four miles to get there and recover these bodies. the air rescue chief told us this morning, they won't be bringing any of the bodies off the mountain today because it's so difficult and treacherous here we're expecting to see some of the families of the victims, between 500 and 800 of them.
the countries are joined together in their grief. amy. >> hamish thank you. >> stay with us abc news with continuing coverage of the crash in the alps. another breaking story this morning, the crisis in yemen is growing even worse. rebels have now seized control of an air base crucial for u.s. drone strikes against al qaeda and there is word that rebels lumber lick wade or thes will look into allegations that it's made with high level of a cancer-causing chemical. italy's highest court is deciding whether to support amanda knox's acquittal. one of the former university of oklahoma fraternity videos is
breaking his silence. levi is expected to speak tonight at a church in oklahoma city. he'll publicly apologize and then meet with community leaders. and finally here's a "jeopardy" question for you. did the first lady shave her head? well, that's what it looked like as you can see when mrs. obama appeared on "jeopardy" presenting clues about healthy eating. well, twitter went crazy overnight with people wondering. a lot of people saying, you know, this look could just be a combination of the lighting and a ponytail, her hair slicked back. you can't see for sure though and no official word from the white house, but you may remember, i mean, anything the first lady does with her hair is breaking news. remember when she got bangs. people went crazy. >> big deal. >> it was like the bang sweep. >> i'm just glad we're not the only ones who have people tweeting about our hair. welcome to the fold to mrs. obama. all right, "pop news" and
weather coming up. first, robin's not here at the desk because she's in the social square. robin, what's going on? >> i have the "morning menu." here's a look at what's ahead in "gma's morning menu." the angelina jolie effect. more on her surgery. one of her personal doctors and our own dr. jen ashton will address the questions so many women have right now. you don't want to miss this. a moving, powerful exclusive interview with celine dion. why she really left the stage and her personal struggle with her husband. and can anyone wear red lipstick? it can be tricky to get it just right. bobbi brown with the tips for everyone this morning, but a yahoo! your morning. and you saw this earlier, the new yoga trend that has an acrobatic twist to it. how are you doing, young man? another chair right here all coming up live here on "gma." what are you -- she looks so comfortable. ♪ "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by advil, the pain reliever that is built to be as fast as it is strong. ♪ he says i wish that i could be like the cool kids ♪ ♪ he says i wish i could be like
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another over the water scoring big. oh, the kids love it. wonderful way to brighten up a cold boston day. >> i'm always amazed still that they can do that. >> after all these years, i know, but still the way they keep it fresh. way to go, sweet j. hey, got some "pop news" for us, t.j. >> you all been waiting to hear. shake and bake. >> yes. >> it is time for us to shake and bake, yes, ricky bobby, once again shaking and baking. will ferrell receiving his very own star on the hollywood walk of fame. he was accompanied by his partner in comedy crime, john c. reilly, who recited a little poem for his friend. you got to listen to this one. >> but here's a warning to those souls who find our fruit so sweet, if you're not careful, you'll end up like will ferrell, on the street. >> clever. >> now, kevin hart was there, will's three kids were all there as part of the celebration. now, i did this for you guys. how do people get a star on the hollywood walk of fame? well, you have to be nominated. it costs 30 grand.
anybody can nominate you. >> see, i told you there was a commercial enterprise here. >> there's money but it's movies, tv, radio, theater and music are the specific categories, but denzel doesn't have one, julia roberts doesn't have one. >> get out. >> whitney houston doesn't. >> they haven't coughed up the cash. >> that's not it. denzel was actually nominated. you have to show up within five years for the ceremony. if you don't, that's done. there's a process. there's more to it. it's not just -- >> "pop news" investigation. we love that. >> brian ross. >> that's what i was doing over here for the past hour. >> we really wanted to know. thank you, t.j. folks buzzing this morning. "pretty little liars" has been breaking the internet for the past several years with its season finales and its season premieres. don't worry, they did it once again last night. we won't give away too much. good luck making it through the day without spoiler alerts trending big overnight. the shocking finale essentially revealed who "a" is. they've been looking for this person "a" for the past five years, right? >> right. >> so finally we know. that wasn't even the biggest shock. another favorite character is back from the dead, as well. the word dollhouse is scaring
the heck out of people this morning so all these twists and turns. the finale once again broke the internet, but i'm sure we're going to get the word about the records it always sets. >> we know who "a" is. >> we know who "a" is. well think. yes, but some are confused. they're liars. >> anything could change. >> they're lying again. so stay tuned. lucy hale, though, the girl from memphis, i love her. all right, last week, do you remember this video, we showed the dogs trying to predict the royal baby names. >> right, right, right. >> okay, here they go. here they are. now, after this race, they picked alexander as the winner but we have a sports book now, a website seeing a sudden surge in a certain name, so the leading name now is alice. the odds are 3-1 that alice will be the royal baby name. elizabeth, 5-1 odds and then charlotte is in third place. as for the boys' names we're talking about richard and we're talking about james as the two front-runners but all of a sudden -- >> why alice? is there a reason for alice? >> look, i was researching the other story.
>> i knew you -- >> geez, that's all i got. >> you almost do it all. >> thank you, t.j. >> all right. now time for the weather and the "heat index" and all that's coming up including those yoga poses. >> in awe of this acroyoga. the partner yoga. we're going to learn more about it. you want to try it? >> oh, yeah. >> she's here for spring break from auburn. right? >> yes. >> let's hear it, everybody. yeah, let's go and check the forecast. how about we start in nashville where they're going to have a warm day. that's all ahead of those spring storms back to their west and we've got that live shot there so that you can see the cloud cover in place. mild temperatures that stretch from phoenix all the way to the southeast and that milder weather is making its way here already. amy and i were talking, it's like nothing going out this morning compared to what it's been and look how warm it will be, 62 for thursday in new york city. washington, d.c., gets into the low to mid-70s. all right, that's the big picture. g
>> hello, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. high pressure came in overnight bringing mostly sunny and dry day today and warmer. record highs are possible thursday and friday and in the months warm and dry with no march miracle storm. upper 60 in san francisco. low-to-mid 70s an the bay shore and upper 70s and nearly 80 inland and warmer thursday and friday before a cooling this >> all right. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's right, arkansas. it's a good crowd out here, you guys. >> how happy are you right now, t.j.? >> my razorbacks outside. >> i know. >> i got to get out there. >> okay. but first up in our "gma heat index," angelina jolie, she's getting an outpouring for her bold decision to share the news about her surgery. we know that many of you have questions about the procedure and we will answer some of them
in just a moment. but first here's abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: she is one of the most beautiful women alive. >> angelina! >> reporter: a famed humanitarian, actor, director, mrs. brad pitt, a mother of six and now she is the public face of cancer prevention. angelina jolie revealing she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week, a preventative surgery after doctors discovered what could be signs of early ovarian cancer, the very disease that killed her mother. the procedure coming just two years after jolie underwent a preventative double mastectomy. the hollywood superstar is sharing intimate details about her life writing in "the new york times" that within hours of learning the news from doctors, her famous husband was on a plane from france racing home to be by her side. and as she waited for medical test results, jolie says she lived in a haze, attending this soccer game three days ago while
trying to stay calm and focused. >> brad and angie love planning family outings, spending time at their kids' soccer games on the weekend and taking them out to family-friendly restaurants and that's exactly what she did during the days she waited for her results. >> reporter: jolie writing, "i will not be able to have any more children but i feel at ease with whatever will come." one of the world's most famous faces going public with a very private decision. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to cecilia. we know you have a lot of questions, so joining us now from los angeles is dr. kristi funk, she is the surgical breast specialist who performed angelina jolie's double mastectomy and the founder of the pink lotus breast center and with her is abc news medical contributor, dr. jennifer ashton. glad you're both together and dr. funk, it's good to have you back on the program, and we talked to you before and there are so many people that are asking why it was right for angelina to have this second procedure now after the one you
did some years ago. >> well, you know, when brca carriers don't yet have a known cancer, they have a little more flexibility with the choice of doing breast over ovaries first and in angie's case, she knew her ultimate risk for breast cancer were higher than ovarian and also the operation to remove breasts because of the reconstructive process is about start to finish on average three months, so circumstances in her life just worked out better two years ago to move with the breasts first, and the time was right now to do the ovaries. >> right, and you're right about the procedure, the double mastectomy, all that went into it was much more time consuming and other factors, and, jen, you were talking yesterday as a gynecologist, you have -- you had done the procedure that angelina jolie just recently underwent. >> right, robin. and it's called a bso. it is minimally invasive surgery. usually it's done laproscopically through tiny
little incisions in the belly and it's generally low risk but it's not zero risk. there are the routine surgical risks, bleeding, infection, damaged internal organs and then, of course, with the removal of the ovaries and the entire fallopian tube there's immediate menopause and it's new information in the gyn surgical field that the key is really getting that entire fallopian tube since that's where many cases of ovarian cancer actually start. >> yes, when you said that yesterday, it really raised a lot of eyebrows. and, dr. funk, another thing people have zeroed in on is when angelina said about how it has put her into forced menopause. how is that different from regular menopause? >> well, when menopause is forced, you bring it about almost instantaneously. the ovaries are responsible for spitting out all these hormone, estrogen and progesterone and when you remove those, you remove all those hormones in an instant, so she wakes up menopausal as opposed to natural
menopause where your ovaries peter out over time, months to years so you have a heads-up on the symptoms. >> what is the treatment for menopause? i know a lot of women are leaning in for this one. >> a few different choices, okay, so choice number one, i'll lean back is to just embrace menopause with all you got and go for it. but short of that, there are nonhormone remedies through acupuncture and herbal supplements, but the majority of women who undergo a bso prior to age 50 will opt for hormone replacement, so that comes in different forms, pills, creams, vaginal suppositories, patches. >> and we really were quite touched and moved in many ways from what angelina jolie wrote and she was pretty much saying, you know, this was her choice and she also, jen, she mentioned there are other options, and you talk about that too. >> that's right, and, you know, for any woman facing any kind of a big decision like this type of surgery or any surgery, you always have to consider a few things, what are the risks?
in this case what are the risks of doing the surgery and what are the risks of not doing the surgery? in her case about a 40% chance of developing ovarian cancer at a young age, then what are the benefits? the benefits of doing this surgery, very clear. a big study showed that women with this genetic mutation who had their tubes and ovaries removed faced a 70% reduced risk of death by the age of 70 so that's huge. the benefits of not doing the surgery, no immediate menopause and then options, as you said. there are always options and there are options even to reduce the risk of ovarian cancer and we know that taking birth control pills lowers the risk and that's what's important. >> and removing ovaries prior to age 40 cuts breast cancer risk in half for brca carriers. >> and i know that's very important to you to get that information out and just really quickly, insurance, because people want to know the testing and the procedures, how much is covered by insurance? >> if -- >> 100%.
>> if you meet criteria even if you don't have insurance, you can get the tests and you can get the surgery. >> all right, dr. funk and jen, thank you very much. we certainly appreciate all your insight and suggestions this morning. you all take care. >> thanks, robin. and we posted the answers to your most commonly asked questions about the story on our website at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! david. >> all right, robin, thanks very much. that's the biggest gift that angelina jolie just gave is this conversation that we're all having for women across the country. we're going to turn next in the "heat index" to the latest way to work out your body and your relationship too. on the yoga mat. acroyoga -- now everyone is awake. -- the hottest way to bring couples in balance, we're told, through shared aerial yoga poses, and, well, we thought we would send ginger to check it out. ♪ >> reporter: it's the uplifting trend that's taking workouts and relationships to new heights. >> it makes me happy. it makes me feel good. >> it's just a lot of fun. >> reporter: now celebs like
adam levine and "girls" star lena dunham getting into the acroyoga or partner yoga craze. >> look at that, this's crazy. >> he's doing more work than i am. >> reporter: even kelly and michael going acro. >> okay. this is not terrifying at all. >> reporter: so can anyone do this? >> anybody can do it with clear instruction. >> reporter: let's do it. >> all right. >> reporter: acroyoga. >> acroyoga. >> reporter: that's mary aronis senior acroyoga instructor at om factory in manhattan and today holding my life in the balance showing me moves like the folded leaf. >> so acroyoga builds trust. >> reporter: this is like the ultimate trust. the free bird. the front bow and my favorite, the straddle throne. >> wow. >> reporter: are you worried that people are going to hurt themselves, though? >> i recommend that everybody go to qualified, certified instructors when they begin. yep. >> reporter: aside from the obvious intimate benefits. >> my girlfriend and i, i think
it has enhanced our relationship because it's taught us how to communicate better and to cooperate much better because our safety is on the line. >> reporter: mary says it's not just for couples. >> acroyoga is about relationship, community and communication. so it's definitely recommended for family members, friends. >> reporter: but i just couldn't resist calling in my extremely limber husband ben. >> i'm the king of the world. >> reporter: we mastered acroyoga. >> high-five. >> i sensed a little bit of sarcasm there. >> yeah, not quite mastered, but you know what, it was easier than i thought. >> and, well, you're newly married, so what kind of help do you need? but they do say it helps. we're joined by acroyoga enthusiasts, susan and nosa edebor. glad you brought the couch in. i can ask you questions. >> yeah. >> first of all, there's a lot of talk about how you're able to build a relationship at the same time as you build your pose.
>> yeah, this is obviously a big trust strengthener and we have to learn how to communicate quickly and like clearly so that's really awesome. >> now, susie, you can maybe start to come down because this is obviously an advanced move, but i know that yesterday i was so surprised by just a lot of us could start out. can you show us a beginner move and kind of lead us through it if somebody at home wants to do it. >> there's a lot of different classes all around the country. me and susie teach in houston, texas. this is the first move, if you want to get started, called bird or airplane or superman. everybody has done it as a child. >> all right. >> so what you do is you have a nice plank body. >> that's the bird. >> the bird. it's all about -- >> point your toe. >> stick with the bird here and celine dion when we come back.
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record highs possible in my accuweather seven-day forecast. tomorrow and friday, a little bi ♪ incredible oh oh ♪ ♪ oh incredible ♪ [ cheers and applause ] that is none other than celine dion, and we have an incredible and powerful exclusive with her this morning. deb roberts talks to her, opens up about an emotional interview about why she took time off and why she's ready for her comeback to las vegas. >> why we're ready for her. right? >> yeah. >> we are. >> her voice is better than ever. and also ahead i know t.j. and david asked me about this earlier. how you can rock red lipstick. >> the shade. it's all about the shade. >> it is one of the hottest looks right now. bobbi brown is going to show us all how we can pull it off. >> okay. >> how about that shade of red with all these razorbacks? >> oh, yeah.
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workwear for $150 to $300 apiece. here's how it works. fill out a quick survey and a stylist will hand pick clothes for you. shipping each way is free. returns are easy and you only pay for the clothes you keep. >> we call it our bento model. it looks like a box, like a bento like a japanese lunch. >> reporter: but the delicacies will fill your closet not your stomach. instead of rice feast your eyes on dresses or separates. instead of sushi, you get accessories like belts and jewelry. >> this is machine washable and never wrinkles. >> reporter: they're part of a new trend of fashion houses going onlike. >> until recently you had to be rich or famous to have your own stylist but we're seeing now that the masses can have their own stylist through these businesses. >> reporter: this looks like something you can wear to work and out too. >> absolutely, and it has a little surprise in the back. >> reporter: and then there's le tote, a subscription service. >> we found that women only use 20% of their closet on a regular basis. we want to be that 80%. we want to give you access to
all those items that you're not sure you want to commit to. >> reporter: it sends you a tote of clothes you can wear and then send back to replace with a new shipment as often as you want for $50 a month. >> do you find yourself saving money because you're not going out and impulse shopping? >> i do think that i'm saving money because i'm actually trying out the clothing. you know, i'm not just like, oh, that's cute. i'll wear it once maybe. >> reporter: curating your closet without leaving your home. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> so what do you guys think? >> comes in a box. the whole outfit. [ cheers and applause ] >> essentials and everything. >> i love it. i love the borrowing part of it. >> i love that the leg warmers come in the box too. i don't know if anyone saw this. >> i don't know. >> ginger is starting a new trend. >> anything under 40 degrees, got to do the leg warmers. >> i love it. and yoga all in one day. >> all right, well it's time for "gma" to yahoo! your day and going back to the basics with that red lipstick that is red hot these days, so
how can you make it work for you? abc's rebecca jarvis found out. ♪ yahoo ♪ ♪ this is how we do ♪ >> reporter: it's the must do lip trend we see everywhere. ♪ cherry lips crystal skies i could show you incredible things ♪ >> reporter: taylor swift sings about it. ♪ baby don't baby don't lie ♪ >> reporter: it's no doubt gwen stefani's signature look. if you haven't guessed already we're talking about those siren red lips the old hollywood classic making a bold comeback with a roster of red carpet a-listers wanting the shade. >> red lips are in especially with the nude face, and there are ways to choose a red lip that looks good on you. >> reporter: if bobbi brown, editor in chief of yahoo beauty we're going back to basics finding out the best way to rock the red. >> a lot of people think the way to choose a red lip is based on your skin color and that's a little bit true but what's even more important is choosing a red lip that works with your lip color.
>> reporter: tip one, determine your natural lip color. >> if your lips are pale, the red is going to be brighter, and i really love a little bit of a deeper red when you have darker lips. >> tip two, use a matching lip pencil. >> i prefer to apply a red lipstick out of the tube and then take a lip pencil and fill in where you missed. start at the inside. you follow the lip line, and in order to make your own long-lasting lipstick, one of my tricks is go over the whole lip. >> with the pencil. >> with the pencil. >> reporter: and tip three, keep the rest of your makeup simple. what's going to highlight that lip the very best? >> keep the rest of the makeup soft, and so even though she's got brown eye shadow on, there's no liner, there's no lashing, so the focal point is the red lip. >> reporter: and to be honest, i've never been able to find my perfect red shade. now the ultimate test. you have to figure out my red lip. >> a little bit of a red lip gloss would be the perfect way to turn your everyday lipstick into your very perfect red.
>> reporter: tricks to make the classic rouge work for anyone. for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and i was looking for ginger zee because i have to throw to the weather, and i was like, hmm, where could she be? right here. >> that's me. see how that worked. very clever. hey, everybody, how are you doing? [ cheers and applause ] >> we're great. >> yeah, i found another young lady from arkansas. what part? >> clarksville. >> well today we're talking about severe weather in parts of arkansas and we're going to get to that in just a moment, but let's start a beautiful one from key west and i know we were talking about key west yesterday looking like they had a nice day today and pleasant hope, missouri, that would be the lightning coming through with those strong storms yesterday but, remember, they fire back up. the atmosphere will get very unsettled into the afternoon and evening hours from ft. smith, fayetteville, oklahoma city, in the enhanced area and slight risk all the way from abilene, texas, to the north and east.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco, are you ready for warm temperatures away in the coast? you will be breezy and 61 to 64 and around the bay 61 to 76. check out my seven-day forecast, record highs are possible on thursday and >> all that weather brought to you by macy's. come on. i kept seeing this sign sticking in my face. >> it says lolly loves bennett from aubrey, arkansas. [ cheers and applause ] >> i think she's taking over the show. all right. coming up, we have an emotional interview with celine dion, the star opening up in an abc news exclusive. stay with us.
♪ incredible ♪ i've been looking forward to this all morning long. celine dion, the superstar singer making a big comeback after taking a year off to be with her beloved husband rene as he battles throat cancer. now she's speaking out about that decision and why she's ready to take the stage back in las vegas again this summer, and deborah roberts, my good friend, you had a wonderful opportunity to sit down with her. isn't she something else? >> she's such a force, robin. i think we all know that. we've all witnessed celine dion's extraordinary passion and drive over the years. well, now after taking time off to help her husband heal, she's stepping back into the limelight stronger and fiercer than ever.
♪ near far ♪ >> reporter: that mind-blowing voice. ♪ because i'm your lady ♪ >> reporter: and heart-stopping songs of love and life. ♪ >> reporter: celine dion's new chapter reads like an opera. >> i feel like time stopped. ♪ >> reporter: the legendary singer is emerging from tragedy, triumph and tragedy again. beginning in 2013 after learning that her beloved husband rene was again facing throat surgery she was about to perform live on tv. >> i went back in my dressing room, and i saw him looking pretty devastated in shock, and i was like what's going on. and he said the doctor just called me and i have cancer again. honestly, my heart started to beat faster but my body shut off and i was like, i'm going to go
put makeup on, and i'm going to go sing, and i'm going to forget how i feel right now. i went on, i sang the song, and then reality started to strike, and rene could not talk and he could not swallow. the surgery was major. i had to leave him behind because he wanted me to start the shows again. ♪ i was walking ♪ >> how do you do that? >> sometimes don't feel what you need to feel. just do it because i love him, and i did, and it was very hard. i realized that i couldn't do both. >> reporter: because your heart was someplace else. >> oh, come on. i mean, the fans, they know that i'm an open book. i sing. that's the only thing i know. ♪ you loved me back to life ♪ >> he can't eat. he's got a feeding tube. i have to feed him three times a day. >> and you did all -- you did so
much of this yourself? >> i do this myself. and so i feed my husband and i feed my kids. >> thank you so much. >> reporter: it was a wrenching decision to step offstage to care for her family including 14-year-old r.c. and 4-year-old twins nelson and eddy. >> you know, i really believe that children know it all. we are afraid of explaining because we're scared. because we're worried. if you tell the kids, like i said to my children, you want to come and help me feed papa today and not making a deal out of the feeding tube, you want to help me out. you want to hold the water. good job, nelson. good job, eddy. thank you so much. come on, give a kiss to papa. >> so you haven't walked out here for months? >> i'm doing it for him. i'm doing it for my fans. i'm doing it for me. ♪ and they know that my heart will go on ♪ >> reporter: rene's cancer battle is far from over, their love and the show, they say, will go on.
♪ we'll stay ♪ >> we're living. so live. let's go. ♪ my heart will go on ♪ >> what an amazing woman. celine admits -- i see robin. and i know it's really hard to get through this without tearing up. she admits to some jitters stepping back onto the stage. she says she's even worried will the fans come? i think we probably know the answer to that. i'm sure they will turn out in droves, robin. such a strong woman and her husband is standing right there with her. he wants her back on stage and they're doing this because they want to show the world that they're living. >> what an example she is setting. and, yes, we'll be there. >> we will be there. >> we were talking at a commercial break about when we're going to go and do that. >> book our seats. >> but that's part of what draws us to her, her authenticity and she's doing that more so than ever before and made her even fiercer. >> her honesty.
she wants everybody to know what she's living and to know she's living it one day at a time. >> let's live. let's live, and let's go to las vegas. okay. you can see much more of deb's interview on -- with celine tonight on "nightline." you want to catch that. coming up on "gma," marina and the diamonds performing live. come on back. ♪
about the success because i hope you're reveling in all of this. you did something interesting. you released five hits over time. >> yes. my album is called "froot" and so i devised this strategy called froot of the month, and fans receive a new track every month. >> they were getting a bit of a preview. >> a lot of your fans know this. you write this material. >> i do. i've written everything on the album alone. i co-produced it with one guy, david kosten. >> i know you have this extraordinary team with you but the diamonds are your fans, right? >> yeah, well, i thought it was nice to create fans before they existed so it's wishful thinking, you know, and it happens. >> and now they exist ready to hear you perform "forget" this morning. >> thank you so much for having me. ♪ sometimes i think i'm not that strong but there's a force that carries me on ♪ ♪ sick of my small heart made of steel sick of those wounds that
never heal ♪ ♪ never heal ♪ ♪ 'cause i have lived my life in debt i've spent my days in deep regret ♪ ♪ yeah i've been living in the red oh 'cause i can't forgive and i can't forget forget ♪ ♪ forget forget forget forget ♪ ♪ ain't no time for regret yeah it's time to forget ♪ ♪ ever since i can remember life was like a tipping scale ♪ ♪ like an abacus i played with counting every win and fail ♪
♪ 'cause i have lived my life in debt i've spent my days in deep regret ♪ ♪ yeah i've been living in the red but i wanna forgive and forget ♪ ♪ forget forget forget forget ain't no time for regret yeah ain't to name to regret ♪ ♪ to be letting go oh baby you know what i'm talking about ♪ ♪ got nothing to lose and nothing to prove oh baby i'm bowing out ♪
♪ i'm i'm bowing out yeah i've been dancing with the devil ♪ ♪ i love that he pretends to care if i'll ever get to heaven ♪ ♪ when a million dollars gets you there oh all the time that i have wasted ♪ ♪ chasing rabbits down a hole when i was born to be the tortoise ♪ ♪ i was born to walk alone ♪ ♪ forget about it forget forget forget forget ♪ ♪ i'm gonna leave the past behind i've had enough i'm
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to celebrate the opening of disney's "cinderella" "gma" wants to be your fairy godmother with a chance to win a fairy tale getaway to europe and regal jewelry from zalej. join us on a guided travel trip to england and france plus a $5,000 zales gift card. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to find out how to enter the cinderella sweepsstrings. "good morning america" is brought to you by theraflu. serious power. ♪ >> marina and the diamonds, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] >> it was so cool because i heard her warming up in the hall early this morning. perfect. we will see you tonight on "world news." >> and i'm going to see you tomorrow morning on "good morning america." >> what do we got here? >> can we come back tomorrow?
. good morning. i'm kristen sze. . are you ready for the warm up? >> yes. enjoy it while it's green. no miracle march storms. in fact, record high temperatures with the warming trend starting today five to nearly ten degrees above average in san francisco. everybody else in the low to mid swaejs 70s around the bay. a little breezy today. you'll get your warmest weather tomorrow as records will be possible around the bay and inland. and then cooler for all of us but still above average for the zachsville we have a sigalert right near allison drive right after a tanker truck is spilling oil as well as dropping some oxygen tanks. as we take you into san
francisco, northbound 280 multiple crashes causing delays. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today the incredible taylor swift is here, and we heat things up with "fifty shades of grey" star jamie dornan, plus someone gets the chance to win big bucks in "live's" spring it on look back audience challenge, all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheering and applause] now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan. [cheering and applause] kelly: hi. ha ha! hi. michael: yo. all right. hoo!