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that another woman digs me... please. oh, wh--what? what? it's not possible that someone else finds me attractive? are you that out of touch? you don't see what is going on around us? women want me, joy. they conjure me in the night. i am the dream weaver. see? isn't this better than sulking up in throom? hey, tomorrow i thought maybe we could walk into town and check out that fudge factory. i don't know, steph. i'i'm still really freaked out about your dream about eddie. i thk maybe it's best if i checked out h. fudge and company alone. [sighs] have-- is there anything i can do to convince you to let this go? i just don't get it. i mean, we've only been married a few months, and you're already dreaming about other guys?
what is that? am-- am i doing something wrong? obviously. you're not doing anything wrong, it was one stupipid dre. it meant nothing. i'm not in the least bit attracted to him. he's just our weird, old, hairy neighbor. so you're really not attracted to him? no! i am so, so, so, so, so not attracted to him. he reminds me of chewbacca. he does kindnda look like chewbacca. i know! kinda sounds like him, too. [grunting] he does! [grunting] [laughing] don't even get me started on his personality. you're ok. you're ok. honey, please believe me. i mean, the dream meant nothing. i just love you, and just want to be with you.
i just want to be with you. look, i--i don't want you to ever be with anyone else. so, we good? yeah, we're good. for your information, chewbacca was a hero. i'm sorry. what? you were right. i heard steph and jeff talking, and the dream meant nothing. she thinks i'm disgusting. she called me... chewbacca. you are not disgusting. i feel so stupid. i was... walking around like i was a hot piece of man-meat. i'm sorry i ruined this whole thing.
no. i'm sorry, t. i was thinking that i overreacted. i mean, so what if steph's dream made you feel good? you know, it's like-- it's like-- when i want you to do that voice duri sex, oh. that sounds lilike the pizza delivery guy? the voice i do is the pizza guy? mm-hmm. yeah. mario. you didn't know that? no. i just thought i was doing italian eddie. uh--mm. let's just-- let's get off this. ok? the point is i don't care what steph thinks. you are a hot piece of man-meat. is mario hotter? he's different. different how? hotter. but i love youou. i love you, too. you don't think i look like chewbacca, do you?
[italian accent] hey. how you doin'? it's $12.50. are you mario? yeah... is this your little boyfriend mario? uh... that's $12.50. why don't you spin around and show me what you got goin' on back there? uh, i got a couple more deliveries-- spin around, and i'll pay you your money. i don't know. i think you can do better. [cheering]
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♪ i am beautiful no matter what they say ♪ ♪ words can't bring me down all right. so the 84th annual academy awards are in the books, and now all there's left to do is debate about the winners and of course the losers on the red carpet. here to help us with that is our beauty critic, cindy barshop, who's also the owner and founder of the completely bare chain of spas. you might recognize her from season 4 of "real housewives new york city." let's get right to it.
best dressed beginning with michelle williams. lady in red. beautiful. >> beautiful, beautiful. it's very hard for a young girl to look so sophisticated and be so stylish. also with the hair. i don't think anybody else could carry that off. >> what did you like most about her look? >> i think the sophistication. and she's elegant. she's like -- she's a starlet. she's like from the past, i would say. take a look at the past. like the audrey hepburns. she's graceful. >> or grace kelly. >> yes. >> octavia spencer had a great night as well in terms of hardware and what she had on. >> yes. she was magnificent with what she wore. i think the dress itself. she stayed with the same designer she always stays with. and i just think the design and the crystals, how it went and actually accentuated the right parts for her and covered the others. i really -- i just think she looked beautiful. very happy for her. >> and i loved her speech as well, too. had a little trouble getting up those steps. but it was a great look. >> but she was happy. that's the whole thing is she was happy. that real feeling of going wow, i won this. >> i know.
gwyneth paltrow. >> gwyneth. she's always just stunning. she's such a trend setter. i just love the cape. i love all the white. >> and that seemed to be a little bit of a trend, too. >> absolutely. the white. and a little bit of the metallic. yes. >> okay. who could miss j. lo? her presentation with cameron diaz. but it was a nice get-up. >> the outfits were beautiful, both of them. cameron also. i think everybody's dress -- >> but nobody's talking about the back of her dress. people are talking about the front. >> yes. okay. >> and potentially what happened. >> i know. she's a latin woman. her -- there was a little shadow going on over there. it's amazing how everybody noticed that. i mean, i did notice it. >> i was sitting there with my husband. i was like is that what i think it is? is there something hanging out there? >> everybody just questions it. i think we'll be talking about that for the rest of the year. >> and there it is. >> in different lighting it looks different, too, sometimes. >> exactly.
kristen wiig looked very beautiful. and i liked her tresses as well. >> oh, i love that look. that's like that whole hippie couture. i love that. for me that's -- the only thing i didn't love was her hair. and i wasn't sure about that -- she was doing ombre or not the ombre. should have been just a little bit more put together. >> okay. winners and losers beginning with bernice. >> she looked like a mint cupcake. i felt bad. she's such a beautiful woman. >> i love mint chocolate chip ice cream. >> but look at her. she's stunning. i kind of liked it a little bit. >> you did? >> yeah. you i liked it with the red hair. >> the sprinkles that they had on the green? >> just didn't do it for me. and i think she's magnificent. so put somebody else in that, forget it. we're just talking about the dress here. >> stacey keibler. loved the guy on her arm. didn't necessarily like what she was wearing. >> seriously. she looked like an oscar.
i don't understand how george even let her do that. >> she's a beautiful woman. >> she's a beautiful woman. the dress is beautiful. a different style i think on the dress. and color. not style. color's beautiful. >> melissa mccarthy. >> melissa mcyarth. >> she's hysterical. >> we're talking about clothes. we're not talking about the personality. we're talking about the clothes here. the diamonds around her -- i mean, the worst thing to do when you're that size. >> what about judy greer? >> judy greer. she's finally starting to get known, judy greer, and then she comes up with that like racetrack silver. i mean, i think she could have done a much better job. much more sophisticated job. something a little bit different. >> best hair and makeup, ten seconds. >> best hair and makeup. what was her -- >> jessica -- >> jessica, yes. with the red hair. i have to tell you, she looked magnificent. her hair. i know it for a fact. it's so hard to do hair and
>> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." welcome back, everybody. this is a new study out. apparently a survey by haagen-dazs. i don't know what the ice cream folks are doing commissioning surveys like this. i don't agree with some of this, but this is what they're putting out there. they're saying that modern men, we are increasingly soft, and women appreciate our softer side. the research, there was about 1,000 women who were surveyed. they said men enjoyed listening to soppy love songs, become choekds up if someone gets booted off "x factor" and enjoy watching the latest romantic comedy. 77% of women say they're in favor of this change, but nearly a quarter of them said they wish -- every now and then their significant other would kind of man up. so are we men becoming like softer and in touch with our
feelings? is that going on? >> are you in touch with your feminine side, rob? >> i mean, i don't get all choked up at movies -- >> it's okay. i can see the tear. >> i'm very emotional about this. i can't talk about it. >> that does not describe any of the men that i know. >> give me my yanni cd. this is tough up here. >> you you know what's going on with jeremy lin and linsanity? >> yeah. >> he's the new rookie for the new york knicks. he's taking the entire world by storm. a local ben & jerry shop in boston had to apologize because they released this new fortune cookie linsanity flavor. so they replaced the waffles that were in it with little fortune cookies. of course they apologized. and you know, that can be a little bit of a racial slur because you typically associate fortune cookies with -- anyway. they apologized. >> the guy from espn got in trouble with the chink in the armor line. >> he was fired. >> he's a phenom right now. but you've got to be sensitive to some of the cultural issues out there. i'm sure it's good ice cream, though.
sounds like it might be kind of good. >> you want to get some? >> after the show. >> after we watch "the help" and cry. >> and maybe just hold me? i want to be hold. i still watch "beaches." a story out of the "new york daily news" here. apparently there, was a flight from baltimore up here to new york to long island and the pilot wanted to give a shout out to the mother of an air traffic controller and he used the term mom on board. people, the passengers thought he said "bomb on board." they freaked out and kind of complained to some of the authorities. the fda saying we're not investigating. but clearly if you think the pilot says bomb on board i understand where it gets a little nerve rattling. but it was mom on board. >> a lot of telling things about men and women to aol's relatesing a new study that says dna could play a huge part in how much people argue. and there is a female divorce gene apparently out there that could predict a rocky marriage. it's all --
this morning on "world news now" -- hollywood history. for the first time in 83 years a silent film has won the academy award for best picture. >> it's just part of the excitement and unforgettable moments from the oscars. it's monday february 27th. good monday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. let me just say, number one, you look great. you got into the oscar spirit, miss faris. >> i did. and i really got into the oscar spirit because i need to be silent. >> your kids passed on a little illness. so your voice is not 100% today. >> love my children. >> yes. a little 1-900 action today. >> going for the raspy voice. you like it?
>> it is good. welcome to 1-900-world news now. >> the silent film "the artist" really seemed to impress the judges this year. while comic sacha baron cohen's interview with ryan seacrest stands out as an unforgettable stunt. we're going to tack you live to hollywood in just a moment. >> leave it to borat to have a little moment there on the red carpet. he of course stayed in character, gave seacrest a little surprise there. you won't xwes whose ashes they were. also, what if there were oscar awards for politicians? there have been a lot of unbelievable performances on the campaign trail, let's say, so it's something to consider during this election year. we'll tell you what politician we pick for an academy award. >> and speaking of politics, all eyes are on tomorrow's crucial michigan primary and what might happen if there's no clear front-runner before the republican convention. >> all eyes on michigan here. will romney keep his home state? that is the question. but before we get to all of that, the academy awards.
not since 1929 has a silent film won top oscar honors. >> that's right. "the artist" took home five gold statues. it's a pretty controversial choice, too according to many movie fans. abc's diana alvear is joining us this morning from hollywood. good morning, diana. thanks for staying up with us. >> reporter: rob and paula, good morning. this red carpet really is the a-lister's highway right now. everybody who's anybody is walking by. we saw sandra bullock, steven spielberg, rooney mara, all of the nominees walking past. some holding their oscars. looking fabulous on what has become a fabulous and memorable night. the drama began before the academy awards even started. when sacha baron cohen, the dictator, dumped what he said were kim jong il's ashes on ryan seacrest. >> if somebody ask you what you are wearing, you will say kim jong il! >> reporter: the show kicked off with a montage. host billy crystal on a mission to see the nominated films. then it was time to announce best supporting actress.
a standing ovation greeted octavia spencer. >> thank you steven spielberg for changing my life. thank you staszy snyder for changing my life. please wrap up. i'm wrapping up. i'm sorry. i'm freaking out. >> reporter: 82-year-old christopher plummer became the oldest best supporting actor winner in history. >> you're only two years older than me, darling. where have you been all my life? >> reporter: there were plenty of memorable moments. from muppets to making light of their rear view. to comic relief from robert downey jr. >> here are the nominees for best documentary feature. >> reporter: even gravity-defying stunts from cirque du soleil. "hugo" nearly swept the technical awards. the award for best director went to -- >> michel hazanavicius. >> reporter: and best actor went to -- >> jean dujardin, "the artist." >> i love your country. >> reporter: best actress went to -- >> meryl streep, "the iron lady." >> i could hear half of america going, "oh, no.
oh, come on. why? her. again." you know. but whatever. >> reporter: and in the final award of the night, best picture went to "the artist." and if you're wondering where all of these a-listers are rushing off to, the parties, of course. elton john is hosting one. there's the "vanity fair" one. and we hear there's a weinstein party which is probably going to be the hardest one to get into tonight. rob and paula, i'm going to try and get a ticket, but i can't guarantee anything. >> have one for us. >> you're hard at work tonight. okay. so i love the self-deprecating moment, meryl streep when she wins. but what was the mood there when she won for best actress? >> reporter: okay. you know you're always hearing that the oscars are so predictable. this was an upset. even meryl streep could not believe it. she goes up there on stage and she says out loud, "oh, that's what half the nation is thinking right now," because they feel bad for viola davis because she
was the presumed front-runner. but of course meryl streep being meryl streep he had she was incredibly gracious. she thanked everybody and said this is probably the last oscar she'll ever get. and i thought she looked beautiful. she was the iron lady in the film but he had was the golden lady tonight. >> well said. and also getting a lot of buzz is this alleged wardrobe malfunction by my ex-wife j. lo. what was up with that? >> reporter: that's what all the buzz is right now. j. lo wore a revealing dress that it turns out may have been a little bit too revealing. and i can tell you, screams went up where i was watching it when she was on stage. i didn't see anything. but there were a lot of men around me that were screaming that they saw something. okay? whether they saw it in their mind, i don't know. but wardrobe malfunction. >> all right. thanks, abc's diana alvear. real quick, you look great out there. who are you wearing tonight? i've got to ask the standard oscar question. >> i'm wearing aidan maddox. thank you very much. and jewelry by michael vee. yeah. i'm feeling blinging. >> thank you, diana. get some sleep and get a ticket
to that party. thanks for staying up with us. and our oscars coverage continues all morning long. we'll return to l.a. live on "america this morning." also "good morning america" will have the backstage exclusive you'd expect right here on abc. the big morning after oscars party. tune in for that. to politics now p & a final day of campaigning for the republican candidates ahead of tomorrow's primaries. mitt romney and rick santorum are locked in a close battle for primary voters in michigan. romney, who stopped by the daytona 500, picked up a key endorsement from arizona governor jan brewer yesterday. and of course the daytona 500 was postponed until today. >> today, yeah. well, some top republicans are saying no matter who wins tomorrow it is still anybody's race. >> it is your voice, your vote. and abc's rick klein is looking forward to the gop convention. good morning, rick. >> reporter: rob and paula, an extraordinary statement coming from the sitting republican governor of maine, paul le page. he says he wants an old-fashioned convention where "a dark horse can come out and
do it in the fall." this underscores what mitt romney has already lost. even if he wins michigan on tuesday and he rolls to the nomination, the republican party is more fractured than ever. romney and rick santorum are dueling and probably leaving both of them weaker as a result. it's the self-inflicted party wounds that take the longest to heal, and it's going to have republicans talking about other options until and unless a candidate gets a majority of delegates. now, all of this is in a context of a turn to social issues, which is of course a prime example of how a primary doesn't necessarily produce the strongest candidate for a general election. this was supposed to be an election all about the economy. that's still what mitt romney the front-runner wants it to be. but he's had to veer pretty far from that comfort zone to try to lock this thing down. rob and paula? >> all right. thank you, rick. well, president and mrs. obama had the nation's governors over for dinner last night. the state chief executives were in town for their annual winter meeting focused of course on the hot issue of the day, that is, job creation. mr. obama offered a toast to them and their spouses and also promised greater collaboration going forward. the governors will actually return to the white house later
on today for a formal policy meeting. the daytona 500 is set to run today. the first time ever on a monday. racers waited in the rain all afternoon yesterday with special trucks out drying off the track. but when another rainstorm moved in late in the day the race was called off. with more rain expected today, the race could be postponed until tomorrow. >> see how it shakes out. all right. here's your monday forecast now, everybody. that wet weather actually stretches across much of florida and the gulf coast today from miami over to new orleans. also in houston. showers in dallas and san antonio meanwhile. and more than two feet of snow in parts of the rockies. up to a foot in the sierra range. from l.a. to san diego. >> 55 in sacramento. 45 salt lake city. 32 in billings. fargo only climbing to 15. minneapolis 29. chicago 37. it's 55 here in new york and 48 in boston. >> you and i both will love this next story. there were more than the usual
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♪ and i think it's gonna be a long, long time ♪ ♪ till touchdown brings me round again to find ♪ i'm not even going to try to sing with this voice. >> no, no. you relax there, demi moore. >> you like that. >> i do. one lucky person is going to win the opportunity of a lifetime. they're going to win the chance to go to space. >> thousands entered a competition for the honor, and now there are just 20 finalists
left. jay mingus of kvu in austin, texas introduces us to one of them. >> ever since i was a little girl it was always my dream to become an astronaut. >> reporter: this is the video 23-year-old sarah cook made to convince voters she should win a trip to space. she says her background in synchronized swimming has helped prepare her for a suborbital flight. astronauts train underwater to prepare for space. >> having that experience would be a big help for me. >> reporter: sarah cook grew up in austin and attended mccallum high school. then she graduated with honors from george washington university in washington, d.c. she is fluent in french and japanese and now works for the japanese embassy. >> you know, i have the passion, the drive. and i love adventure and travel. and you know, i just really think that i could be, you know, a great representative. >> reporter: the space need until seattle is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a contest to send one person to space. from 50,000 contestants cook made it to the top 20.
they have all made videos and posted them to facebook explaining why they should win. voters can choose their favorite. the top five contestants then go through physical and mental tests, and a winner is chosen. >> not many people get to actually kind of have the opportunity to live their dream. >> reporter: sarah's mother, cheryl, says her daughter has had a fascination with space her entire life. >> he with used to joke she would be on the first colony to mars. >> reporter: a private company provides the suborbital flight. cheryl cook says she is terrified but thrilled at her daughter's chances of winning. >> i'm very proud to be from austin. so i hope that you all vote for me, and i thank you for your support. >> reporter: support that could send this 23-year-old on a trip of a lifetime. >> that colony on mars. >> maybe you should take a little trip up to space. you look good out there. >> mm-hmm. i like the food they serve. everything's freeze dried. it's yummy. >> one small step for man.
♪ welcome back, everybody. time now for a bit more oscar coverage. the show actually ran just about three hours and ten minutes last night. that is very good by oscar standards. some of them go past four hours. >> still plenty to talk about. and for that we're joined on the phone by our music and media consultant, bruno del granado. bruno, it was a night for "the artist," wasn't it? >> greatings, guys. yes. "the artist" made history tonight. it's the first film from a non-speaking -- non-english-speaking country to win best foreign picture.
and this is only the second silent film to do so. the beauty of "the artist" is it's a back to the future love letter to early hollywood told by a frenchman. and for a movie that was silent there was a lot of chatter about its potential early on. it became the favorite after the golden globes last month. >> and looking back on the night, really no major surprises in the acting categories. so let's go through the list here. starting with meryl streep and best actress. i'm sorry. best actor. i'm sorry. >> best actor, up until a few weeks ago it was clooney and brad pitt, they were battling it out. but the tide started turning after jean dujardin, the french actor, who coincidentally is named or nicknamed the french george clooney, started winning all these other awards shows and people started going to see the movie. and by yesterday, rob, it was -- he was poised to win best actor by far. >> it is a campaign. and now what about actress and miss meryl streep? her 17 nominations. she takes home the gold. >> reporter: yes. third time's the charm for her once again. this was a two-horse race between viola davis, who played abilene spark in the help, and
meryl streep, who truly dominated as "the iron lady." she really embodied margaret thatcher. and again yesterday everybody said if meryl streep doesn't win this award it's going to be a complete upset. >> people were disappointed viola didn't win, but meryl obviously is a legend to say the least and viola is just now breaking through. we're not done seeing her by stretch. >> bruno, all the chatter about this being a safe oscars and billy crystal was back for the ninth time. do you think it was safe besides maybe the mishap from j. lo? >> well, after the brett ratner and eddie murphy controversy, billy crystal was safe. at time his shtick looked like it was more catskills or bore borscht belt. but the academy needed something that was safe. last year we had anne hathaway and james franco and they totally bombed. billy crystal managed to pull it off. >> let me go back to some of the categories. best supporting actor, i thought it was the most eloquent speech
of the night, christopher plummer. >> oh, my god. not only that but he's the oldest actor to win an oscar. christopher plummer playing hal a 75-year-old who comes out of the closet while he's battling a terminal illness. there's no way this guy would not have won the award tonight. finally, all due to him, this was a great role, he did a tremendous job in. i would have loved to see max van sydow or nick nolte. but this was christopher plummier mer toss win. >> from the most eloquent speech to the most emotional. octavia spencer for. . >> octavia spencer owned the role of minnie jackson showing such emotion and grit. and tonight she was so choked up about everything. you could tell she was really, really surprised even though everybody had said this was hers to win as well. >> okay. so red carpet, a lot of glitz, a lot of glamour, of course, and maybe even some high jinks this year. >> well, paula, forget who wore what on the red carpet. twitter was all abuzz when sacha baron dressed as a dictator dumped the ashes of his friend
kim jong il on ryan seacrest. keep in mind that the academy doesn't allow pro moegsz of upcoming films. but cohen staged such a huge campaign this week and he got away with it. it was tremendous because just like gadhafi used to travel with his glamazons. he had his glamazons there. it was so off the cuff it was amazing. >> do you think seacrest had any idea that was coming? >> i don't know if ryan seacrest thought he was going to get it, but everybody on the red carpet knew he was going to try to pull a stunt. but i don't think ryan seacrest thought he was going to be the -- >> i think ryan makes enough moirngs he'll find a good dry cleaner. >> he'll just get another tux. >> and everybody makes such a big deal of billy crystal coming bag after an eight or nine-year hiatus. what did you think of the job he did? >> he actually did pretty good. he was safe. i love the stuff he did with justin bieber. the only thing is he fell flat playing sammy davis. because nobody even knows billy crystal played sammy davis. >> those of us who know his
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♪ welcome back, everybody. finally this half hour today of course it's kind of sandwiched between two big events. we had the oscars. but also tomorrow the michigan republican primary. both have high stakes and big rewards. >> going to give an oscar for creativity for this next story. so what if we combined performances with primaries? we leave that abc's john berman. >> reporter: the lights are up. the cameras are rolling. the stars are out. brad pitt, newt gingrich, george clooney, rick santorum, anne romney, michelle williams.
what if politics had an academy awards? that would be some red carpet. though ron paul might need a different suit. >> i'm very proud of myself. >> reporter: best makeup? whoever does donald trump's hair. >> it is my hair. see, i can go like that. >> reporter: best foreign language film -- >> [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: jon huntsman's debate in chinese. but other races much tighter. best costume. is it ron paul's slightly too big suit? romney's blue tie. perry's red tie. newt's red tie. the winner is -- rick santorum's sweater vest. best song. maybe the year's toughest category. is it president obama's "sweet home chicago"? ♪ come on ♪ baby, don't you wanna go mitt romney singing "america the beautiful"? ♪ for amber waves of grain the winner is -- ♪ i was born free -- kid rock with "born free." one of mitt romney's campaign
theme songs. ♪ like an untamed stallion because who is an untamed stallion if not mitt romney? how about the ultimate category, best picture? >> i need more money. >> reporter: what if fund-raising were like "moneyball"? rick santorum as the low-budget oakland a's. ♪ what if the debates were like "the artist"? ♪ and the winner is -- meryl streep. >> shall we join the ladies? >> reporter: it's her turn. sorry, ron paul. john berman, abc news, new york. >> see, the only thing we need from the politicians, just one of those buttons you hit with the music cues to get them off stage. wrap it up, wrap it up, mr. president. wrap it up, romney. get them off stage. >> they're in politics and not in hollywood for a reason. >> there's a joke politics is like hollywood for ugly people. that's the joke. that is the news for this half hour.
this morning on "world news now" -- primary push. the big political fight over mitt romney's boyhood state, michigan. >> what will it mean for the gop if romney loses tomorrow's michigan primary to rick santorum? it is monday february 27th. good monday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> a little bit under the weather but sticking with it. we like ththat. >> i'm not under the weather. i'm just going with the whole raspy thing. >> i like that. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. happy monday. well, mitt romney did pick up an
endorsement from arizona's governor before that state's primary tomorrow. but of course all political eyes seem to be on the state of michigan because it is a bellwether state because of the economy and the employment situation there. also, romney's home state. can he pull it out? are we looking at another gore tennessee situation? we'll see later tomorrow. another major headline this morning is that horrific passenger train accident outside toronto. we have the latest on the fatalities, the frightened survivors, and what caused that terrible crash. in lighter news, all the big winners at lsade winners at larde a look back at the ahead in osca i did not do well at all. plus, are academy voters too snobby and out of touch with the american moviegoing public? do you think "the artist" should
have wonthe ds a we'll talk about that all in just a second and all of that good stuff from last night. >> i t wa i po >> please. because ou you're germ fao c> e'ible >> d but first politics, mitt romney and rick santorum are in michigan this morning, ome >> ie eichigan this morning, ome >> ie >> oh, i haven't registered ye >> oh, see -- >> i was going to register in illinois. >> the primary could be the tipping point for the republicans. hey, davi hcontou n hcontou he rail romney and santare conservative ca and that badayt >> rain continuallo >> reporter: it really rained on santorum's parade nascar nation billboard car 26 sat as the daytona 500 was delayed, then cancdn. they're going to run it later
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four u.s. servicemen killed, f n o mpou afghanistan, killed by a tr afgno l abc's nick schifrinl ode's nick schifrinl >> reporter: afghan fury ha target -- u.s. soldiers. in an area far from taliban safe havens protesters threw a grenade onto a u.s. base, injuring ten. it's been up to afghan police to defend the bases. and it's up to them to solve one of the most chilling cases of fratricide in ten years of war. nemo man point blank. afghan officials tell abc news the intinis he was authorized to carry a gun and had access to the building most secured area investigators say he isn't taliban but went the religious school in pakistan that has produced many they traced his cell phone and knew he was in kabul till noon, but then the trace went cold. >> is there anything you can do >> this will take time. the only guarantee is time. we have been trying to clean our forces out of these bad elements and the insurgents. >> reporter: for u.s. forces that presents a dilemma.
can they trust and cooperate with their afghan partners? >> the biggest sign of very good cooperation was given to us by the afghan national police, who stood with excellence between demonstrators and isaf forces over an entire week. >> reporter: for the afghan side they want to know they can trust that the u.s. won't burn any more korans. the u.s. says it's conducting sensitivity training and says this week it will release the results of the investigation into why the korans were burned, hoping that that can calm some of the fury. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> thanks to nick for that report. well, the pentagon has recovered the remains of the last american soldier missing in the iraq war. army staff sergeant ahmed al taie was positively identified at the military mortuary in dover, delaware. he was kidnapped when he sneaked off a military base in baghdad to visit his iraqi wife back in 2006. family members in michigan say they have not been told the circumstances surrounding his
death. we now turn to a deadly train accident in canada. a passenger train heading to toronto from niagara falls derailed in southern ontario yesterday. three rail employees riding the locomotive were killed. 45 people were injured. ctv's omar sachedina spoke to passengers who survived this crash. >> reporter: those who survived the devastating derailment describe it as a moment of sheer horror. >> it was like a plane crash. it was people were flying, stuff was flying. everybody's luggage was flying. and i just kind of ducked and was holding on. not to go flying myself. so. >> reporter: chaos as fire crews race to the scene to treat dozens of injured passengers. >> people are obviously in shock after going through this. especially the sense of being trapped even if it is for a short period of time. >> reporter: the most seriously injured were airlifted to hospital, some of the injured
arriving at this trauma center in hamilton, ontario. >> i don't know if it was frenzied. so people hurried. and like is always typical in the hospital setting, you know, people drop what they need to drop and they get to where they need to be. >> reporter: 10-year-old drew carmichael was on the train with his dad, dave. >> i was panicking. i was like, because we were going down that -- like i was scared. i s >> reporter: drew's father remains at the hospital in serious but stable condition. many other passengers were transported by bus to toronto's union station. also clearly shaken. >> it was really traumatic. it was really ba >> i'm okay. i'm really thankful to be alive >> reporter: many o survivors, of course, are thinking about those who didn't make it and about just how they came. as forse this hospital in hamilton, ontario, officials say they are in serious but stable condition. >> those three dead, three
fatalities, three in serious condition, including one passenger who had a heart attack. i can't even put myself in those shoes and imagine what it would be like. >> dozens and dozens of injuries. like you said, only three in serious. could have been a lot worse than lu fl forecast,body some heavy snow in the sierra range, the rockies, and also in the southern california mountains. dieg showers from dallas to miami up to savannah and the carolinas. >> a wet 69 in new orleans. 63 in atlanta. 48 in boston 37 detro. detroit's 41. omaha 36. kansas city 47. 40s from seattle to colorado springs. it's 58 in albuquerque. and 76 in phoenix. i could use some sun and fun >> and some -- >> margarit >> some tea and nyquil and grigh t. >> it works for me. tch out because seni flash mobs could erupt anywhere
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what? boom. favorite -- oh, nice timing today. favorite story of the day. it is all about a high school kid with a pretty high-profile date coming up. >> he was hoping that taylor swift could come to his prom. that ain't happening. but the country star is going one better. as dan cuellar of wpvi in philadelphia reports. >> i was totally just amazed. i didn't even believe it at first. so it doesn't even seem real right now. >> reporter: we spoke with 18-year-old kevin maguire by iphone face time. he is understandably up in the clouds upon learning that country music star taylor swift has made what was nothing more than a pipe dream come true. upon getting word that maguire had invited her to his high school prom, swift posted on her facebook page the following -- "kevin, i'm so sorry, but i won't be able to make it to your prom. but i was wondering, the acm awards are coming up. would you be my date?" well, of course kevin said yes. adding --
>> i guess you could say it was a good luck charm for me. >> reporter: that's because maguire also learned from his doctors that after intense chemotherapy he is presently in remission. >> yes, i am in remission, no cancer cells in me, but i still have quite a ways to go for the chemotherapy. >> reporter: kevin, who attends sterling high school in summerdale, a big taylor swift fan, recently told his sister tory that the chemotherapy meant that soon he'll go bald. he worried that no one would want to go to the prom with him. so what does tory do? she opens a facebook page called "taylor swift take kevin maguire to the prom." the page went viral, and in just three days got taylor swift's attention. >> how does it make you feel that you pulled this off? >> i can't believe it. like we're from stratford, new jersey. who knew that i could pull this off or my community could come together to make this happen. >> reporter: tory also had t-shirts made with swift's picture asking her to make her brother's life. and of course taylor swift is doing just that. >> what's the first thing he said when you told him that? >> he just said, "are you serious?" that's really all he could say. >> did it make his day? i mean, how --
>> make his life. not his day. like his shirt says "make our brother's life." and that's what she did. >> aw. very cool. >> what an inspiration. that's awesome. >> i think that's so gracious. compassionate. justin bieber did something similar. and i think justin timberlake did something similar with a female member of the military. so it's cool when celebrities do that. >> never underestimate the power of facebook. >> see, i'm a facebook guy. you're more of a twitterer. >> i'm a tweeter. >> you're a tweeter. coming up next, the winners, losers, and the laughs at last night's oscars. >> including a big act outside on the red carpet. stay tuned for "the skinny."
♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny so you may find out a lot about me by this next clip. of course we're going to give you some of our favorite moments from the oscars. and i'm a sophomoric type of girl. i love "anchorman." so melissa mccarthy in her depiction in "bridesmaids," that was one of the moments i
laughed out loud. the little short with billy crystal. if you don't know her character from "bridesmaids," she'e's bra and hysterical. >> and sexually aggressive. >> very sexually aggressive. >> i want to introduce you to a friend of mine. i think you're going to like her. she's a lot of fun. >> wow. limber. i still have to introduce ben stiller and emma stone. >> yeah, i really have to introduce you to her sister. >> i think she -- that was one of my favorite supporting actress roles, for "bridesmaids." that was hysterical. >> she's great. funny, seems so genuine and sweet. >> and from illinois. >> is she really? midwestern girl. see? there you go. shout out to the midwest. >> midwestern girl at heart. okay. one of my other top moments was i actually read the book "the help" a while ago but i just saw the movie this week and i loved it. and i loved minnie jackson, who was played by octavia spencer. >> academy award winner octavia spencer. >> and i just loved -- some people get up there and give the speech and it doesn't feel
genuine, but hers was so heartfelt. and we want you to take a listen. >> the "help" family. please wrap up. i'm wrapping up. i'm sorry. i'm freaking out. thank you, world. oh, god. and thank you to wme and viewpoint l.a. i'm sorry, guys. i love you. i'm sorry. >> so well deserved. i love that. it was a fantastic movie. and my husband loved it. >> and you can tell the difference between people who are genuinely humbled and honored to win and those who say i never expected it. and i'd like to thank my agent -- she really was from the heart. congratulations to her. also a moment out on the red carpet. we talked about this a few days ago. sacha baron cohen has a new movie coming out called "the dictator." he plays this kind of crazy gadhafi-like guy. and he kind of demanded to go hit the red carpet in character, which he did and then had this moment with ryan seacrest. take a look. >> it was his dream to come to
the oscars. and to be sprinkled over the red carpet and over halle berry's chest again. but the interesting thing is actually it's -- >> ah. those are supposed to be the ashes of kim jong il, the late north korean leader. and he dumped them all over ryan seacrest's tux. some people are wondering what was real, what was fake. they said ryan wasn't too happy about what happened. it was kind of a -- ryan's on tv and your tux is all dirty. it was kind of weird. >> you kind of expect that from sacha. >> but sacha is getting the headlines he obviously was going for there. anyway, also the big news from last night, billy crystal was back for the first time in eight or nine years. as host. he was really, really good and kind of did the typical billy shtick. he did the musical number. then he opened up with a montage of himself in all the movies. he did this scene with george clooney, a kind of tender scene from "the descendants" where george kisses -- >> everyone wants to be billy crystal now. >> where george kind of kisses his dying wife and instead it's billy. take a listen. >> is this the villa?
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♪ am i a man ♪ or am i a muppet a question we've all asked ourselves at one point or another. >> who are you? >> a man or a muppet. >> i'm a wo-man. music right there, oscar winner "am i a man or a muppet." beat out the one other song that was nominated. >> if you saw our show on friday morning you saw our oscar picks, our personal ones. so time to check out how we did. let's start out with the big kahuna, award of the night, best picture. >> mm-hmm. >> you picked? >> i picked "the artist." >> and i -- >> who did you pick? >> i did not. i thought that "the help" was going to pull an upset win and surprise.
i thought it had a lot of momentum, was kind of sentimental favorite because of octavia and viola and everyone loved the book. >> you need help with your picks. >> i did not have a good day on friday, as you slowly will learn here. so yes, clearly now you're up 1-0. you picked "the artist." it won. congrats to you. you got the big one right. >> okay. best actor. we didn't do so well on this. we actually collaborated and picked the same person. but it was not jean dujardin. >> we both were wrong, yes. >> jean dujardin. >> jean dujardin. i just like saying that name. >> say it three times fast. >> jean dujardin. jean dujardin. >> jean dujardin. jean of the garden. >> he really was the most excitable. he gave the most enthusiastic acceptance speech. but we were both wrong. we picked george clooney of "the descendants" to win. everyone loves george. he was kind of the sentimental favorite going in, but he did not win at all last night. but i'm sure he's with stacey keibler. he's still having a good night. so it's all right. lastly in the actress category you --
>> yes. i picked "the iron lady" and meryl streep. >> you nailed it. >> so i'm up 2 what now? >> you're up 2 to zip to me. and this is an incredible stat on meryl here, she's been nominated 17 times. the most nominated actor or actress ever in the history of the oscars. but she hasn't won since "sophie's choice" back in the early '80s. all these years -- >> that's unbelievable. >> it really is. she's long overdue. it really was her moment. she gave a great speech and also had a tender embrace with the person i thought was going to win, viola davis. i thought there was a lot of momentum going into it. but she didn't pull it out. but meryl's a legend. viola's just breaking through now. we're not done seeing her. she's on to bigger and better things. >> let's get something straight. i'm the winner and he is the -- >> i went 0-3. you went -- >> you're the loser. >> -- 2-1. that is it. >> not everybody wins. you either win or you lose. >> you don't get a trophy for participation. whatever. more oscar coverage coming up tonight on "america this morning." also "gma." big show coming up. stay with abc. >> announcer: this is abc's
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