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good morning, america. happening now. deep freeze. the coldest air of the winter hitting this morning. record lows on the way from chicago to atlanta. temperatures 40 degrees below normal. dramatic rescues in the north. homes encased in ice. and a new wave of the bone-rattling cold coming east. terror tape. the urgent investigation right now into the latest isis atrocity. is the leader on that tape an american? as the white house steps up its efforts today to keep more recruits from joining to the brutal terror group. >> i did what i had to do to protect my family. and i'd do it again. new overnight. road rage reversal. new details about that mother of four gunned down in front of her home. now a drastically different story of what really happened that night as the victim's family speaks out at an emotional vigil. >> my choice for the best in
show is the beagle. >> make way for miss p. this 4-year-old beagle taking the canine crown topping the terrier. shocking the shih tzu and beating out nearly 3,000 others to win westminster. this top dog on top of the world this morning. ♪ and good morning, america. i love westminster. it is so much fun. miss p last night, the beagle best in show. there we see her right there. the judge said he could just as easily imagine her in that ring or out in the field. that is why she won. >> celebrating with a little chew on the blue ribbon. >> exactly. >> oh so great. what is not so great is the weather. we want to get to that right away. the record-breaking arctic plunge temperatures about to take a dramatic dip and take a look at this. it's a picture from cambridge,
massachusetts, a massive icicle almost two stories tall and it's only getting colder there. the deep freeze hitting the midwest moving south and east and ginger has a lot to talk about so let's get to it. >> not just record breaking lara record demolishing in places like louisville. western new york this is a pond children right here that's a spring that has been frozen. i think that represents what people will be feeling with windchill advisories in 27 state, florida, georgia up to new york and here are the numbers. windchills this morning, the core of that cold air, the focus is on minneapolis, feeling like 31 below. fargo at 29 below, des moines, 18 below. the coldest air i think chicago breaks records potentially tomorrow morning. louisville to give you an idea the record is zero. looking for 14 below, these are actual air temperatures. so this is thursday morning, asheville, richmond everybody getting in on it friday though the day for here in the northeast.
everyone is going, oh, no. let's just reminisce on those numbers a little bit. whoa okay. well anyway it gets warmer by the weekend. i'll have that coming up. first actually we have to go to abc's matt gutman. he is in nashville. matt you're getting snow on top of that ice. >> reporter: that's right, ginger. one-two punch, first the ice, now the snow. i want to give you an idea of why officials here say that conditions out here are so treacherous. you mentioned the snow. here it is nice white and fluffy but beneath it, cold, solid ice. from the air, watch this dramatic rescue. first responders floating this teenage girl through frozen mush just off middleton, new jersey. she had apparently decided to walk out to the icy jetty with her friend tuesday to take in the arctic sea. she was later hospitalized. >> i cried. you just are happy she's alive and she was okay. i hope nobody ever has to experience this. >> reporter: in texas another rescue. the u.s. coast guard swooping in
to save this family of four out for a boat ride when an ice storm moved through. the two children showing signs of hypothermia. the rescues extending to animals, two fire crews saving this dog after he fell through a frozen pond in north carolina. in all, 200 million americans affected by the icy blast. highways looked like demolition derbies tuesday. here in tennessee big rigs jackknifed and trucks flipped officials declaring a state of emergency. schools in some districts canceled for the remainder of the week. across the south trees encased in ice. thousands without electricity. that ice so solid, nick attacked it with his buzz saw. what do your neighbors think of this? >> i don't know. i just got the job done. that's all that matters. >> reporter: now, officials are begging motorists to stay off
the roads if they can. it doesn't look like much but this is basically an ice rink. i'm skating along here. from one danger to the next, after all this ice is it coming that cold. it could be life-threatening to so many in the midsouth. >> tough week. thanks very much. we get the latest on the train derailment in west virginia. dozens of cars carrying oil went off the tracks igniting a massive fireball. the flames are still burning and there are concerns this morning about the safety of the water in those small towns. abc's david kerley has the latest. >> reporter: from the air how those tank cars slammed against each other. these explosions shooting hundreds of feet into the air. >> i've never seen anything like this in my life. >> reporter: the latest in a rash of crude oil tank cars igniting during derailments. >> oh my god. the house is on fire the train derailed over the hillside. >> reporter: destroying homes and property. even 24 hours after all the explosions, flames and smoke,
csx rail and state officials could only watch and wait for the 20 cars one- of that train that was rolling through this small town to burn itself out. one of west virginia's senators say they dodged a bullet. >> too many of these accidents have happened. >> reporter: he's talking about north dakota oil known as bock and crude more flammable that's contributed to many of the recent explosions. >> these are in many times going near our homes, schools and businesses. >> reporter: so much more oil is being transported through our neighborhoods and the government says those tank cars aren't sturdy enough for the job. puncturing and spewing that dangerous crude in an accident. this morning, here in mt. carbon even the water samples have come back negative residents have been advised to boil it as a precaution. the warning about that water just precautionary but later the environmental cleanup on the other side of the bank as they try to start to remove the tank cars. lara.
>> david kerley thanks so much. now we turn to the war on isis. new questions this morning about the latest terror tape. experts trying to determine if the leader of the group that brutally executed 21 christians is american. abc's brian ross is with us with the latest and good morning, brian. >> reporter: as gruesome as that video is it also offers a wealth of clues for u.s. intelligence officials. and this morning, they're analyzing the tape to see among other things if the leader of that mass murder could be american. the most important clues are his facial clues and speaking patterns. >> today we are on the south of rome. >> he says south instead of sothe so he's not from can ra. >> reporter: eric thomas says a number of distinctive pronunciations -- >> all praise is due to allah. >> reporter: he seydoux instead of doo. >> reporter: point to a possible u.s. background with arabic influence, as well. >> i think he sounds pretty
american. >> reporter: day two of a terror summit to stop the pipeline of recruits to isis. >> we need answers that go beyond a military answer. >> reporter: the u.s. state department is running its own social media campaign to counter isis including twitter messages calling isis adult fighters cowards who use women recruits only for sex. some analysts say the u.s. campaign of insults misses the mark. >> it's not impacting the people who may be inspired by the isis ideology and willing to carry out attacks on its behalf. >> reporter: overseas the anti-isis campaign includes mocking humor. ♪ >> reporter: like this skit on kurdish tv that portrays isis fighters as complete idiots. ♪ >> reporter: and major movies are taking up the anti-terror theme. one of the academy award nominees for best foreign film called "timbuktu" portrays the
horror of its life. perhaps an oscar could go its way to be as powerful a fight against isis. >> new developments in that deadly road rage incident in las vegas where a mother of four was gunned down in her front yard. her family spoke out during an emotional candlelight vigil overnight as a dramatically different account of the incident emerged. >> reporter: good morning, george. and so much of this story has changed just within the last 24 hours. come over here. take a look at this missing strip on tammy meyers' car. one of her sons told me that was the result of the road rage accident that led to her death. now we're being no accident. what's not in dispute this mother of four was loved. >> she didn't deserve this. >> reporter: this morning we're hearing for the first time from the son and daughter of tammy meyers the las vegas mom gunned down speaking out at an emotional vigil overnight. >> she was protecting me that night and she did everything
you know she was teaching me how to drive. >> reporter: but now hearing a drastically different account of the night she was shot in the head after giving her daughter a driving lesson in this parking lot late thursday. >> here's what happens when she gets home. >> reporter: homicide detectives saying she encountered a sedan with one person inside not her daughter reaching over honking the horn and the other driver gets angry pulling in front of the pair's vehicle and stopping exiting his car to confront meyers would allegedly doesn't say anything back. las vegas police also saying the 44-year-old was likely not followed home immediately after the incident as previously thought. but instead went home got one of her sons who grabbed his handgun and went looking for the suspect together. >> her 22-year-old son came out of the house, got into the car, he was armed with a firearm. they left the house in search of that person that mrs. meyers was involved in an incident with.
>> reporter: police say the pair spots the suspect nearby but returns home. that's when the suspect vehicle allegedly follows them back into their cul-de-sac exchanging gunfire with meyers' son brandon speaking about the incident for the first time at that vigil. >> i did what i had to do to protect my family. and i'd do it for anyone i loved. >> reporter: her husband calling his son brave overnight. >> my son is a hero in my book. >> reporter: and i asked the lead homicide detective where they did they get the new account from the witnesses, the son and the daughter. >> okay kendis thanks very much. let's talk to dan abrams. so much to wrap your head around. this first incident on the road. the mother and son go back to the house get a gun. does that change things? >> well look it changes things in terms of how we view the case but why this happened, et cetera. but in a legal matter if it happened as the police are saying now which is they go after him, they don't have a
confrontation. this he come back and the person follows them to the house and then shoots her at the house, that doesn't change it as a legal matter. that's right. that becomes murder. you follow someone to their house, no matter if they chased you or didn't still a case of murder. what i'm puzzled by is why the authorities are already so certain about what happened. meaning you heard right there at the end of kendis' piece he's talking about the two key witnesses being the daughter and the son involved in this case. they definitely want to catch this person. they want to find this person. they want to talk to this person. because it seems there are still some unanswered questions about exactly how -- >> does it hurt this person's potential defense if it should come to that the fact that the person has not shown up is a fugitive basically. >> it doesn't help. they don't know exactly who the person is. the fact that the person is not turning themselves in now is not helpful to this person's case but i think if and when this goes to trial you can expect to see some sort of claim of
self-defense. even here exchanging of fire. who fired first. these are going to be the kind of questions that come up later, regardless you are not allowed to go follow someone to their house and shoot them. >> dan abrams thanks very much. amy with the other top stories. >> good morning. we begin with the u.s. condemning russia for violating the cease-fire in ukraine. a tv crew caught this dramatic video of a mortar round hitting a gas pipeline forcing them to flee the cross fire. today ukrainian troops were seen retreating while others were captured as russian backed rebels tried to seize control of a key city that serves as a railroad crossing. the measles outbreak it spreading. the cdc now confirming 141 cases in these 17 states and washington, d.c. that's 20 more in the last week. the outbreak is slowing but it is still far from under control. at least in california. lab tests show the current virus is identical to the one that is spreading in the philippines. well police in kansas city
have released new video hoping to find the man who opened fire on a city bus. can you see him there firing several shots from the sidewalk shattering the windows, passengers scrambling for cover. one teenager was injured. she's okay. police say her boyfriend may have been the target. nasa says a fireball that lit up the sky over four states tuesday, look at that was actually a meteor. the space rock weighed about 500 pounds traveling 45,000 miles an hour seen across parts of pennsylvania ohio michigan and new york. well an unfortunate mistake at carnegie mell onon. they sent 700 people letters saying they were accepted even though they were not. they had hoped to study computer science. the misblamed on computers. >> ooh. school. >> finally you heard of people who can name that tune in just one note but how about i can solve that puzzle with one
letter pat. can and did. take a look. >> letter please. >> "t." >> one "t." >> come on. >> championship match. >> yeah, that's right. >> championship match. one "t." he took home $7100. that seemed miraculous. george you're really good at that. >> that was amazing. he clearly had a thought process going on there. >> boom. >> wow. >> you didn't say no. you couldn't do it. i noticed. [ laughter ] >> all right. >> that was amazing but something that's even more amazing and there's a new top dog this morning. >> i, yeah. >> all right, that beagle taking home the big prize at last night's westminster kennel club dog show and abc's dan harris is a cat man who went behind the scenes.
>> the best in show is the beagle. >> reporter: miss p beat out 2700 other canines at the annual westminster kennel club dog show. for the dog world this is like a combination of the super bowl the oscars and an epic game of fetch. looks like an ewok and we got a look behind the scenes. >> how is his breath? >> fair. aside from halitosis, the grooming is intense. also spendy. does dog shampoo cost as much as human shampoo? >> yes, it does. >> really? you are expensive, dude. one of the enduring mysteries of this 139-year-old dog show why the more popular breeds like golden retrievers never seem to win. i think it's because they're so loyal to their people it tends to come across they're a little bit soft. >> in this game it helps to be on the sociopath's spectrum. >> i think that might be a little strong but you know
doggie sociopaths i suppose, we do have them. >> reporter: however, this year in the end for only the second time ever it was a cuddly beagle who took home the silver cup. miss p immediately celebrated by playing with the ribbon. >> i'll take the ribbon. i'll take any treats you might have. >> reporter: what's next for her? she's not going to disneyland. according to her owner this dog is off to have puppies. >> she's going to have babies next. >> reporter: for "good morning america," dan harris abc news new york. >> dan had some fun with that one. >> he sure did. >> sociopaths. >> yeah. >> we know you like cats dan. there's so many cute dogs. excellent. >> ginger, i want to be where that is. >> how about we all go this weekend? how does that sound, huh? who wants to go to san diego? it has been so warm and beautiful. of course as we get closer to oscar weekend it's going to be a little cooler and more cloudy. fog in the morning, yeah, how about an oscar weekend forecast for you? temperatures in the 70s. we'll still add 70 degrees from
when we leave this place here going into the 60s. you could see a few sprinkles and certainly a lot more cloud cover at the end of the weekend taken when we're celebrating the oscars. a quick look at phoenix, amy, 82. >> a cold start here with 18 degrees downtown, many of the suburbs are in the single digits
with an arctic front approaching that will bring snow showers this afternoon and evening. a winter weather advisory is in effect for outing of snow, we could get up to one inch in the northern suburbs along the blue ridge this afternoon and in the metro on the 95 corridor >> one more to look at how beautiful santa monica looks. we love it. >> that's cute. >> coming up here on "gma," the latest on the american sniper trial. bizarre video of the killer in a police cruiser played in court. his mother takes the stand. spray tanning. "gma" investigating if some salons do to protect you from a potential health hazard. joe biden making headlines for his hands-on approach. big news for the kid in all of us the hidden treasure from dr. seuss revealed exclusively on "gma." and my daddy. thank you mom, for protecting my future. thank you for being my hero and my
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your screen with all the information on wjla.com for the school closings today. we have a look at the wednesday morning commute in the traffic center. >> to problems on 50 -- 66 eastbound near 123, there was a bloke and it -- broken down truck in the center lane. topside delays remain with a crash near georgia avenue. just that regular crawl towards connecticut avenue. montrose road, still pretty heavy, more space between the cars down to the spur. a lot of traffic this morning it will be doggone cold. >> those of you who have to get out this morning, bundle up. balmy, 18 degrees downtown, with one in frederick.
good morning, america. the coldest weather of the year hitting the country. 200 million americans bracing for a deep freeze. right now footage of eddie routh after his arrest. played in the blockbuster "american sniper" trial. new numbers on the measles outbreak. a lot coming up. as we say we have a lot to get to michael and you have this great announcement. dr. seuss, all these magical books and characters you're not going to miss new this morning tell you what's coming up. a little surprise. >> really big. >> yeah very excited to hear. can't wait to share that with everybody. we begin with the latest on the american sniper murder trial. the prosecution resting its case after eddie routh after playing the bizarre video of him in the back of the police cruiser. in custody after killing chris kyle and chad littlefield. the defense now trying to convince the jury that routh was insane at the time. abc's ryan owens has the very latest.
>> reporter: it might be the last way you'd expect the defense to start. eddie routh's attorney showing the jury victim chris kyle's navy s.e.a.l. rifle. american sniper emblazoned on the side. the gun and man who shot it now famous thanks to the oscar nominated blockbuster of the same name. >> he has a green light. your call. >> reporter: routh's attorneys are arguing their client was temporarily insane and felt threatened by the five assault rifles kyle and his friend chad littlefield brought to this gun range two years ago. to bolster their case the defense called the killer's mother. jody routh testifying her only son was suicidal after he got out of the marines. she says she begged the v.a. not to release him from the hospital the month before the murder. she also told the jury she asked chris kyle to help her son with his ptsd. he said he would love to do anything and everything he could to help my son. with kyle's widow taya looking
on the prosecution rested tuesday after five days 26 witnesses and so many videos of routh. from the interrogation tape where admits he knows what he did is wrong to the high-speed chase where he finally gives up to the latest one, routh in the back of a police cruiser telling the officer, i've been so paranoid schizophrenic all day. i don't know what to even make of the world right now. i don't know if i'm insane. prosecutors say this is all an act and say routh only says things like that or does things like lie down in the police cruiser when people are nearby. watch. they say when officers walk away from the car, he sits up normally and appears relaxed. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news stephenville texas. >> all right, our thanks to ryan. we want to get to dan abrams here for more on this and the defendant's mother as we just heard told the jury that her son was not only suicidal but she
did not think he should be released from the hospital. how does that play into this? >> first of all he humanizes him. i think that may be the most important thing and talking about his mental illness on nine medications, in and out of mental institutions but on the other hand you have the prosecutors coming back on cross-examination saying wait a sec, he also had a history of violence and drug and alcohol use, didn't he? and that's a little microcosm of the case right there which the defense is saying focus on the mental illness, the prosecution is saying focus on the violence and alcohol and drugs. >> and the prosecution giving another possible motive saying he was frustrated with the victims at the shooting range. >> right. and if that were the motive that were the only motive we've heard i think he could be in big trouble trying to overcome that. the problem for the prosecution is this is at least the fourth possible motive we've heard in the case. at one point he is upset about the fact that the car smells like cologne. no one is talking to him in the
car is another possible motive. he was doing it out of self-defense as another possible motive. any one of these individually is obviously murder that's the motive and not insane that's murder. when you take all four to together it can seem like the rantings of a mad man and so that's the problem, the potential problem that the prosecution has with all of these different possible motives. >> dan abrams so much to sift through. thank you. george. >> thank you, guys. we want to go to a the social square with "the speed feed." >> oh yes, vice president biden causing a facebook frenzy thanks to his hands-on approach to the swearing in of ashton carter. take a look at this video. that is vp with carter's wife stephanie, during her husband's comments. but we really like this tweet. from "the daily caller." the new secretary defense can't even defend his wife from joe biden. he's had these touchy-feely
moments. remember this face. he said maggie was not uncomfortable at all. she was kind of uncomfortable, i'm just going to say but she's known biden most of her life and also the picture of a woman. she doesn't look like she minds at all. this one-on-one with the vp but her friends don't look so thrilled. what's in your feed today? tell us with the #socialsquare. some people comparing that video to mike tyson going in for evander holyfield's ear. what do you think? >> should have included -- i remember when you went down to the white house with rosie the riveter. he had a good time with that. >> he's very affectionate. >> spreading love. that's always good. spreading the love joe biden. >> ginger. >> you know the windchill advisory they spread to south florida. boca is in a windchill advisory going through the next two mornings. this is lauderdale-by-the-sea.
overcast in the mid-60s but things will change even there in south florida. they go of course windchill warnings and advisories through become south georgia, north florida. windchills thursday morning, so orlando is going to feel like 24. jacksonville is going to feel like 21 and then that little burst of snow that's moving through the midsouth right now. well it's going to move up and heftiest will fall in maine. do look out. a winter storm watch in effect e for more than half a foot of snow. there's a look from west to >> partly y cloudy ski, clouds thkening up,p, snow showe expectedhis afternoon and evening. a winter weather advisory >> all that weather brought to you by walgreens. you know where we could go seattle, the last two days record highs in the 60s. >> seattle? >> good choice. >> o. ginger. com up here "gma
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♪ we're back now at 7:41 with "gma investigates" and this morning, the potential health hazards of spray tanning. there is a chemical in spray tanning that you need to know about. abc's paula faris shares what happened when we went undercover to see if tanning salons are providing customers with the information and protections that the fda recommends. >> reporter: it gives celebs like kim kardashian jenny mccarthy and eva longoria that faux glow but a chemical in spray tans may pose a potential health hazard if inhaled or ingested. dha is the chemical in spray tans that makes skin turn brown.
the fda approved it 35 years ago for external use as in lotions but not for all over spray because the industry has not provided the data for that purpose. still, the fda said dha should not be inhaled or ingested or exposed to the lips nose or in and around the eye. >> i'm ryan. >> reporter: in 2012 we went undercover to many salons in the new york area. few had eye covers or nose plugs available and when we asked, every salon discouraged us from wearing them. >> you don't need it. you really don't need it. >> you don't need to wear anything on your face. >> reporter: joe levy heads up the international smart tan network which provides education and training to salons. in response to our first story he said his company would immediately develop a unit to improve compliance with the fda recommendations. so has anything changed? we meet up with levy again. >> the result of your piece three years ago within one month, there wasn't one person in our market who didn't know
the fda recommendation about protective eyewear and nose plugs. >> reporter: how do you keep theresa lons accountable? >> it is our job to make the salons aware that this is a recommendation. it is not a regulation. >> reporter: so "gma investigates" going undercover again to the same salons to see if anything's changed. one salon had stopped giving spray tans because of employee concerns. >> a few girls who were pregnant and doctors told them no way and then nobody wants to do it. >> hi. good how are you? >> reporter: of the other salons this time they all have protective gear but none of the employees mentioned the gear or the fda recommendations until we brought up the i need to wear goggles or nose plugs or anything? >> no once we go to spray over your face we'll tell you to close your eyes and hold your breath. >> reporter: six of those still discouraged us from using them. >> i wouldn't suggest the goggles because you'll get the tan -- you'll get the lines around your eyes. >> reporter: three of the salons
later told us they were surprised and disappointed in how their employees interacted with us. however, several tell us they have the fda recommendations posted next to their spray machines. >> at the end of the day the consumer is responsible. the salon should be delivering the message that this is an fda recommendation. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> all right, paula, thank you. coming up the new book about prince charles and the royals hitting stores this morning and it's creating quite a lot of controversy. plus, that big exclusive on the beloved dr. seuss, hidden treasures revealed only here this morning on "gma." you wouldn't do half of your daily routine. so why treat your mouth any differently. brushing alone does less than half the job leaving behind millions of germs. complete the job with listerine®. kill up to 99 percent of germs. and prevent plaque, early gum disease and bad breath. complete the job with listerine®.
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now to that exclusive surprise announcement for kids of all ages which is everyone at this desk with me long lost dr. seuss books are discovered and one will be out this summer and abc's chris connelly has the first look. ♪ you're a mean one mr. grinch ♪ >> reporter: we've read and we've watched all those grinches and who is and now it appears there's some very good news. >> that day all the sneechs for got about stars and whether they had one or not upon thars.
>> we loved yertle the turtle and sneechs galore. imagine our joy. we're happy to share it's the news of the day, dr. seuss fans rejoice a new book is on the way. a manuscript drawings found after he passed. now coming to book stores this summer at last. >> in the fall of 2013 i got a call from our friends out at seuss house to say they had found a box in a closet while cleaning up. >> reporter: it's his 45th book called "what pet should i get." you're excited i bet. >> you'll recognize it instantly. >> reporter: the young and the old, some 650 mill books have been sold. we love green egg, the lorex, cat in the hat, one fish and two fish why just take a look at the kids in this new book how about that? >> the kids in this book are absolutely the same kids that we see in one fish two fish. >> reporter: all so happy we could just about cry, prepare
for what pet should i get this july. we're hoping this helps to brighten your day, sincerely signed chris, "gma" from l.a. >> well done, chris. >> very nice. >> well done and this is exciting news but what are your favorite dr. seuss books? >> so hard to choose. >> so difficult. >> i didn't see it here but "green eggs and ham." >> "lorax" and -- >> "oh the places you'll go." >> mine is the spanish edition of this "el gato." i will not read it to you, though. very exciting news. can't wait for it to come out and everybody stay right there. coming up will smith, he's here live telling us about his new blockbuster. >> you got to rhyme that, michael. rhyme it. >> coming up "gma's" countdown to oscar sunday brought to you by jp penny. when it fits, you feel it.
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>> good morning, it is 7:56 and we are just getting news in to the newsroom about a manhole explosion in northwest d.c., a transformer explosion that happened underground in a gate where there is smoke. firefighters are on the scene and we are trying to get new information that we can pass along as soon as we get it. jack taylor has his eye on the wednesday morning commute. >> we had a long-standing problem on new york avenue, it
was a truck accident and it is gone your lanes are now open with traffic moving into northeast. freeway, the main avenue is amassed -- is a mess. inbound on the clara barton unfortunately only one lane has been plowed with a slow ride coming inbound. we are not quite out of the woods yet and it is freezing nothing will melt. >> the angle of the sun can sometimes make some progress on the streets. 18 downtown with the windchill of 11 and sunshine right now, hard to believe that we will see some snow showers, but they are coming. snow showers bringing a coating across the region. the advisory is in effect until 9:00 tonight. moving into metro tonight just
good morning, america. it's 8 a.m. and counting down to oscar sunday. the hottest fashion secrets from the stylist to the stars. what she's revealing about her red carpet plans for reese and julianne moore. new details on the measles outbreak. the cdc reporting 20 new cases in the last week alone. how the disease is spreading and what you need to know right now. ♪ i know you lie ♪ big news from the duggars. newlyweds jessa and ben dishing on their surprising plans for starting a supersized family of their own. ♪ how do you like me now ♪ department store brands. 24-hour brutety products to the test in our epic test ♪ baby you're a firework. broadway star jeremy jordan performing live in times square as we say -- >> good morning, america.
and there he is jeremy jordan signing autographs. at our times square studio and starring alongside anna kendrick in "the last five years." amy gives it 40 stars. >> i have to tell you, it was a huge hit in my house last night. i had my mom and two daughters and we were crying and very excited to meet him. >> very different kind of movie, as well. a lot of big guests. what's going on? uh-oh. >> there he is. >> had a little trouble with the focus there. will smith. >> speaking of "focus." >> the new movie. >> hi. >> we need to focus with you standing next to me. but there's our t.j. holmes. you know t.j. hit the road tuesday with our "gma" game show
on the go red carpet. now he's bringing the red carpet to you out on the road. there's my man, t.j. hanging out there. looks like he's a little warmer than we are here. i'm not looking at him. trying to focus. >> i didn't want to throw off his focus. >> see how many times we can get the word focus in this next hour. it's one of our own games here. but anyway t.j. is out and about. 'giving viewers in different locations across the country a chance to play all kinds of oscar-related games with great prizes and looks like he's brought along some oscar favorites. can't wait to find out where he is. >> there he is. t.j. we'll check in with you later. amy's turn to focus on the news. >> all right, i will try to do that. good morning to all of you. we begin with the cold. gripping more than half the nation. the record-breaking arctic blast is already blamed for more than a dozen deaths as the frigid temperatures push into the deep south and parts of the
southeast, tens of thousands of people still shivering in the dark from this week's ice storm. record lows could hit tonight from chicago all the way to atlanta with windchills dropping to minus 30. ginger's forecast is coming up. meanwhile people out west are enjoying the warmer than usual temperatures setting records in the northwest. but it's not all good news. the drought in california is so bad some officials are considering whether to ask restaurants to stop giving out water unless patrons ask for it. new worries this morning about the growing influence of isis militants. the u.n. security council has called an emergency session today to discuss the new fighting in libya. growing closer to europe some islamic militants in libya have reportedly carried out their first air strikes. there's been another gruesome attack by isis. the terror group reportedly burning 45 people in western iraq. well new pictures of that train disaster in west virginia. the derailed oil tanker still smoldering more than 40 hours after the crash. some 100 people remain evacuated
overnight. drinking water samples have been tested and came back negative but residents have been advised to boil their water as a precaution. and a surprising twist in that las vegas road rage killing. police now saying the mother of four who died after being shot in the head actually went looking for the men she got into an altercation with picking up her 22-year-old son with his handgun and then canvassing the neighborhood. the shooter remains on the loose. and new details about the growing measles outbreak. more than 140 cases now reported in 17 states. the biggest increase in illinois linked to a day care. most of the people who contracted the highly contagious disease were not vaccinated including babies too young to be immunized. a controversial new book about prince charles hitting book stores across the u.s. today. "born to be king." prince charles an planet windsor promises to ang in-depth look into the life of the heir to the british throne based on interviews that include his
close friends and palace insiders. author catherine mayer delves into what she calls the real story of how charles and camilla met saying they were introduced about i a mutual friend who thought ka mail la would like him in spite of his position. there was a claim that charles' leadership may be at odds with the queen. and finally if you can't afford to buy the most expensive home in the country, you know what just rent it. take a look. the beverly hills mansion is on the market for $195 million but you can move in without making a huge commitment. just for a mere $475,000 a month. the 25-acre estate has 12 bedrooms 23 bathrooms. its own vineyard bowling alley and a ballroom that holds 250 guests. let's see if there are any takers. renters or buyers. >> i have champagne wishes. >> $100,000. you can have it for oscar weekend. >> oh okay. great idea. >> why didn't we think of that
sooner? >> okay. "pop news" and weather coming up. now michael has the "morning menu" in the social square. >> yes i do george. now, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu" in the social square powered by samsung gal lax si. hanks' crazy new project, plus the inspirational story of one young model overcoming the odds to hit the catwalk and broadway superstar, star of the hot new movie, amy loved it. cried the entire time "the last five years," jeremy jordan is here with a special live performance. thank you, my man. can't wait to hear that. make sure amy doesn't scream too loud for you. all that and will smith, my man, coming up live on "gma" here in times square. hey. get into focus. get into focus. ♪ "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by nexium 24 hour. available without a prescription. ♪ how did i set a new personal record today?
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people think californians are just a bunch of dreamers. with our heads in the clouds like a bunch of space cadets huh? what? (explosion) i'm drawing a blank. what's my line? maybe we do live in a fantasy? a little bit out there maybe? but just a bunch of dreamers no way! we're just like everyone else we put our board shorts on one leg at a time. start dreaming big at visitcalifornia.com ♪ hey, everyone welcome back. it's "pop news" time. michael doing the honors today. >> i got it today. thank you, lara. well in "pop news" it looks like tom hanks just met carly rae jepsen. it's all part of the singer's new music video. take a look at the duo, dancing up a storm in new york city and
joined by carly's friends, justin bieber all for her new single "i really like you" and carly tweeted that the shoot was the best day ever and we can't wait to see the results when the music video debuts right here on "gma." i'm telling you right now, tom hanks is a really good dancer. i was impressed. >> i wonder if she said call me maybe. >> ah. >> had to do it. >> yeah right there. >> this is a big video that he's in too. "big." you got me. you know what i'm talking about. >> touche strahan. >> ink go -- now the national aviary has their own oscar predicting crow. onyx has forecast a winner for best actor, now here are the nominees. steve carell broody cooper benedict cumberbatch, michael keaton and eddie redmayne. any guesses on who the crow will pick. >> eddie redmayne. >> you know it's a bird so what do you think onyx --
>> "birdman." >> michael keaton. >> he went with michael keaton. >> "birdman." >> close one. >> it'll be a close one. i'm going with onyx, you're right. he knows what he's talking about. >> and michael keaton won a lot of awards so a lot of awards leading up to the oscar predict what's going to happen at the oscars but we'll get the final word this sunday when the oscars air at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 p.m. pacific so tune in if onyx is right. >> interesting that onyx can make predictions and you decent seem to have any problem with that. onyx is giving -- >> you mean when michael does it. >> yes. >> i think you're right. >> just a side note. >> just a side note. >> you got that in? you ready. >> i'm ready. >> i have to give a side note. it's 7:00 p.m. on abc. a new take on the teeoff. great golf shots. take a look at these impressive trick shots on the san diego state golf team.
they show off impressive footwork. saw the backflips and they even get a major hole in one or should we say a hole and seven. >> wow. >> yes. >> that is impressive. >> that is impressive. all this is just pushing ahead to their 2015 spring season and you know what, that looks like a fun golf team to be a part of. who wouldn't want to be part of that? >> i love that. >> they seemed surprised themselves. we got this. >> i think you should go do girl power. >> great. >> good luck to them in the upcoming season and that is "pop news." news.". >> "heat index" some coming up. now we have to go to ginger. >> thank you, george. good morning, everybody. i love it. this family, what's your last maim. >> black. >> so the black family told me they just came south to go south to warm up from maine. you know here in new york city it is going to be so cold by friday so we're all going -- if we want to warm up maybe go to anchorage. this he had a record high yesterday of 44.
slightly cooler today of 34. yeah anchorage 40 degrees warmer than a lot of places. but that ridge in the west is still going to be there. that deep trough in the east look at the temperatures today as we go for high lexington, only 19 18 detroit, chicago, stopping at 10. i think record lees happen anywhere from louisville to atlanta. 0. tomorrow morning and late week going into the northeast. that is a look from west to eastks for warming up with us here.>> good morning, washington. an arctic cocold front bringing sn showers this afterno with bitter blast of f cold wininds tonight. increasingng cloudiness with afternoon snow shohowers and a winter weather advisory y inin effectrom 2:0000 until 9:00 wiwith a dusting ofnow that times with the evenining commute. late this evening temperatures arare falling to about 13 downtown feeling below zer
>> i love this. i like to come out. you guys staying warm, you said. no. no. we'll warm you up. we'll get you inside. let's check in indoors. >> we'll warm up now. it's time for the "heat index" and today off the duggars from "19 kids and counting" are about to welcome a new member telling "people" magazine about their decision to adopt. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> mr. and mrs. derick dillard "19 kids and counting" back for a new season showing another wedding in the works. >> will you marry me. >> reporter: and a baby on the way. >> we're expecting. >> reporter: cameras showing jessa in full wedding planning mode with her then fiance ben seewald. >> what are you thinking for a reception? >> just ice cream. >> jessa definitely has her opinions on how things should be done. >> reporter: while fans will have to wait to see how jessa
and big ben's day unfolds on the show the couple now married notoriously kissing for the first time not at the altar but in private after the wedding. giving "people" magazine an exclusive glimpse inside their life as newlywed. >> i'm ben and this is my wonderful wife jessa. go we got married three months ago and we went on a really romantic ten-day honeymoon to europe and now we're back home just enjoying sharing life together. >> jessa and ben are still living in newlywed bliss. she says that he has cooked dinner for her, writes her love letters and he says he always tries to look at situations as thougher in her shoes and puts her up on a pedestal. >> reporter: even revealing how they plan to adopt a baby. >> we're just enjoying life together and loving each other. >> looking forward to starting a family. >> reporter: jessa telling the magazine even before we were married we wanted to adopt. we hope to adopt a lot of kids adding if god blesses us with biological kids of our own it's
not going to quench our desire to adopt. >> before they were even married they began looking into adoption and surprised to learn they would have to be married for two years before they could adopt. >> reporter: the duggar family tree isn't showing signs of slowing down. jill who got married last year is now expecting a baby boy. >> hey, baby. this is your daddy. >> reporter: a baby on the way and no doubt soon more to come. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau abc news, los angeles. >> a lot of babies in that family. the march 2nd issue of "people" on newsstands nationwide friday. "19 kids and counting" airs tuesday on tlc. next up in the "gma" heat index" behind the beauty bar t see how well 24-hour makeup actually holds up. we had twin sisters help us put high-end department store 24-hour makeup and the less expensive drugstore version through a series of round the clock challenges and abc's rachel smith has a look at how they held up after a busy day.
♪ >> reporter: with women on the go searching for the longest lasting makeup looks, companies are eager to provide 24-hour products but eyeliner eye schad die, foundation and lipstick. >> i like the color. >> reporter: but just how well do these hold up after 24 hours, no touch-ups and a series of "gma" challengesy we ask professional makeup artist lisa kapler help us access it. drugstore products totally $45. in the other department store products coming in at $114. how does it feel right now? >> feels good. >> reporter: identical twin sam and emma trying them out. time for the finishing touch. because we couldn't find a 24-hour department store lipstick both girs are wearing the same $1224-hour drugtore lip lipstick. we'll see who can wear theirs longest. the workout challenge at new york city's ymca.
after 30 minutes how did the makeup fare. >> i have a tiny crease mark. foundation looks like it's pretty much in place. no crease on this eye at all. eyeliner is good mascara is great, the foundation loo really good too. >> reporter: the verdict, a tie. both sets of products holding up well. next up an evening out. dinner and beauty sleep. both girls getting eight hours of shut-eye with their makeup on. following morning, quick breakfast and another check-in. >> i see a pretty heavy crease. the makeup has completely come off in that area. the lipstick left a stain. the foundation is worn a little better. the eye shadow is not moving at all. the mascara is doing extremely well. the drugstore measured up the best. >> reporter: finally the twins head back to the ymca for the ultimate challenge, one lap in the pool. >> the eye shadow is holding up pretty well. the eyeliner and the mascara is not holding up. the foundation is amazing. it looks great.
eye shadow is dry. it's really intact and dry. and so is the eyeliner. >> reporter: and the mascara. >> and the mascara. i feel like overall the drugstore brand stood up for this challenge. >> oh. >> reporter: and while lisa doesn't advise sleeping in your makeup the 24-hour makeup staying power is good news for gals on the go and their wallets. i think it's time to wash your face. for "good morning america," rachel smith abc news. >> all right, and emma and sam are here and did wash their face and i just want to get that out there. but, sam, were you surprised at how well the drugstore makeup held up? >> i was shocked. i would have bet the department store makeup would have held better but, you know after swimming andg and exercising i mean yeah i was definitely very surprised that -- she said it didn't even move so that was crazy. >> is that a good thing? i'm not even sure about that. emma, how did you feel about the department store brand?
>> you know it felt pretty good when it went on. you know, i diddant really feel like i was wearing that much makeup. i felt good and then it was kind of surprising to see after the exercise after a few hours, mine started to get a crease in the eye shadow. hers didn't really move so it was kind of interesting. >> eye makeup holding up was pretty remarkable but the foundation too they said looked really good throughout the whole. do you all wear this much makeup normally. >> not usually. i'll usually throw on a little bit of eyeliner mascara. >> i mean i was kind of shocked when i looked in the mirror i almost didn't recognize myself. i normally don't wear that much makeup. >> and you don't wear it to bed. just in case you needed to we know where to turn. thank you very much for being good sports with all of that. we appreciate it. thank you very much. >> thank you. >> lara, over to you. >> thanks amy. yeah if it can make it through that it can stand up. next on our "gma" health heath, by standing up i meant stand-up to a full day.
i'm into it. so moving on an inspiring teenager overcoming the odds to become a model during new york's fashion week. last night, her dreams of hitting the catwalk came true and abc's mara schiavocampo has her story. ♪ >> reporter: she seems like a typical teenager. she loves spending time with her family and dreams of a career in fashion. but make no mistake there's nothing ordinary about this maryland teen. life as megan knows it began two years ago. >> when i was 16 years old, i was out with friends and i had come home didn't feel that great. and i went to bed and i woke up in the morning and i couldn't get out of bed. >> reporter: overnight megan once an aspiring model was paralyzed from the neck down. an undiagnosed case of mono led to adem a rare neurological disorder attacked her brain and spine. >> i couldn't believe it. i thought why did this happen to me? how am i not walking? >> reporter: for many teens the
inability to walk may have been soul crushing but that wasn't the case for megan. those dreams of modeling she never gave them up. >> the neurologist said to me that this was not going to be a sprint it was going to be a marathon. >> reporter: today that marathon continues at maryland's esteemed kennedy krieger institute. >> she started out in the power chair with not a lot of function and she's progressed to walking with a walker. >> reporter: the biggest leap forward came this winter. thanks to designer nina purdoma who called to ask megan to walk yes, walk new york fashion week wearing one of her designs. we were there for the final preparations for the show. what are you looking forward to the most? >> just getting out there and showing everyone look at me i can do it you know i'm confident. enough to like walk down the runway with a walker. >> reporter: and then the big moment. a walk down the prestigious runway center stage at lincoln
center paralysis megan says hasn't kept her from her dream. >> here i was not able to move not thinking i would ever be able to walk again, you know it just goes to show that anything is possible and to put your mind to it it can get done. >> for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo abc news, new york. >> that had to be such a great feeling for her and so powerful for everyone in the audience. >> what a beautiful job she did. you saw the grip but the grace. >> her face the smile on her face said it all. >> that was great. >> that was great. >> thank you, mara. guess who is coming up? it is will smith, there he is. his new movie is called "focus." we'll talk to him in just a few minutes. ♪ so go ♪
>> good morning, it's 8:27 let's get right to jack taylor in the traffic center with a look at the wendy -- wednesday morning commute. commute. >> in northwest we saw a lot of police activity along 17th street where we had the transformer exploded. in vienna headed to wolf trap milton ridge road we had a crash with authorities there. the crash, just before the 14th street bridge, had blocked to left lanes of four. everything has been taken away but both directions across the bridge on the freeway to go outbound on the 14th. it is bright it looks pretty
but i am outside. >> it does not feel great, but it looks great. the windchill factor is 14. the suburbs are still in the upper single digits to the lower teens. snow showers in the forecast clouds increasing throughout the day and we will get a nice coat is through the evening hours. an advisory in effect until 2:00 tonight. sunshine with temperatures rising throughout the morning snow showers most likely to move into the metro sometime between 4:00 and 6:00. leave work early today. bitter cold conditions coming in behind this front, the temperatures really taking a tumble tonight and into tomorrow. subzero tomorrow and through much of the day as well. >> thank you. thank you for watching.
♪ oh maybe i can't follow through ♪ ♪ but oh what else am i supposed to do ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> and we are cheering for jeremy jordan stars with anna kendrick in "the last five years." that was jason robert brown on the piano right there. and there's the movie. we'll talk to him in a little bit and hear him sing. >> wow, he sounds great. our t.j. holmes is also busy this morning. he is on the move with our "gma" game show on the go challenging people to show off their movie knowledge as we count down to oscar sunday. i wonder where he is this morning. we may have shown you earlier but we're going to pretend that we didn't. >> making his way across the country. let's go inside to amy. >> all right, guys i am here
with superstar will smith back on the big screen in "focus." we said focus enough today. he plays mickey a so-called master of misdirection and in this scene he's giving a con artist in training a lift. take a look. >> this is a game of focus. >> very clever. >> all right, attention is like a spotlight and our job is to dance in the darkness. >> i didn't even feel you take that. >> the human brain is slow and it cannot multitask. >> jesus. human behavior is very predictable. i touch you here i steal from here. i tap you here, i steal from here. i step to here and you're not going to slap my face are you? >> why? >> you would if you knew where my hand was. >> we're so excited to have the two-time oscar nominee with us
this morning. will smith, thank you for being here. >> thank you very much. >> i hear you performed all of your own stunts so should i be holding on to my watch right now? >> yeah you know it was great learning -- and, you know the concept of the movie, the idea of focus is you know essentialny that scene, the human brain can only focus on so much. and after that anything is possible in the darkness. >> so everybody watch out if you're walking next to will. >> if you're walking -- especially if you're paying attention to something else. >> who was better at the -- who was better at those tricks of trade, you or margot your co-star. >> margot got so into the actual physicality of it you know i was so -- i was interested in the psychology. i got lost in that but the actual moving and being able to take things off of people while she was talking and the guy who trained us his name is apollo robbins, the gentleman thief as he calls himself and, you know he said that women generally are
better -- >> we can distract more. >> there's -- you know all of that beauty is a natural distraction. >> of course, yes. exactly. and speaking of just the chemistry, we were talking -- you and margot shared on set was really remarkable. she's, what is she 24? >> yeah we -- she was 23 when we were shooting and, you know i'm 46 so -- very different. yeah right. ooh. i haven't actually heard that but that's -- true. >> this was a steamy steamy -- >> it was fantastic. so crazy how you can't create chemistry. you can't buy it. you either vibe with somebody or you don't and, you know she and i are as different really as two people could be you know geographically she's from australia, i'm from philly we're pretty genetically lynch. >> opposites attract. >> yeah. >> this is what makes movies so great. this is such a great date movie.
something with the guys with all the tricks of the trade and what's going on behind the scenes and there's the love story. >> what's really great with the directors john and glenn did a film called "crazy stupid love" and i loved that. what they do is they smash genres together in a way that in one moment is really serious and you're in a drama and then it goes to comedy and then action and then love story like they did a really good job of creating something that is profoundly unique you know, around a really strong idea of lying versus loving. >> yep. >> you know and the idea that you know you really -- you can't have both. if you're lying you're not really able to love as deeply as you want and this character going on that journey because it's hard to stop lying. it's hard. >> especially when you're good at it. >> when you're good at it like a good lie feels like -- it's like gluten. it like holes it all together, you know.
>> you know i got to say, you looked incredible in this film and i know you always -- >> oh thank you,y he. >> you've been very good to your body and working out but jada your wife. she's in "magic mike." >> yeah. >> strahan over there. >> yeah. >> you feel like a little competition in the house. >> you know mike he's in shape. he is in shape. i checked him out. he's all right. he's all right but she said that he got in really good condition so i just keep myself looking good for just those kind of guys that you know want to walk around your woman in their underwear, you know. i got my eye on him. i got my eye on him. >> you look great. the movie is fantastic. will smith, thanks so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> and bringing it this morning. we love it. "focus" opens nationwide next friday february 27th. let's head out to ginger now with a final check on the weather. >> amy, we love will smith and we are going to focus on the cold here eventually but my friends from atlanta, you were saying you didn't make a sign
for your daughter. >> no. hey, sophie i love you. >> better than a sign. it really is. so let's go ahead. we were talking, atlanta is not that much warmer and certainly won't be this week as we go toward record lows for so many folks but a pretty sunset in new jersey and in nevada dayton nevada also beautiful skies. much different temperatures out west as that ridge still styx. look at the number record-breaking lows from cleveland, 9 below friday morning, these are actual air temperatures. we're not talking windchill, orlando could do it. 30 on friday morning, new york city 4 and 3 for friday and saturday morning respectively. ah it's so cold. i don't know what else to say >> p partly cloudy ski, clououds thicickeni u snowhowe expected this afternoon an eving. a winter weatherdvisory
>> vanessa from long island says she's freezing but she wanted to be on "gma." give me a high-five. you got coffee in your hand. all right, vanessa. >> okay thanks ginger. time to check in with t.j. holmes. he is on the road with our game show on the go. traveling oscar quiz show all part of our countdown to oscar sunday. t.j., tell us where you are. >> hey there. good morning to you, george. my backdrop for the "gma" show is the highway theater only playing one movie and this town only cares about one actor. i'm in jenkinville, but they have produced one of five best actor nominees. the movie mobile hit the road first stop we're here. jen jenkin. town. hello, jenkintown. the hometown of none other than
bradley cooper. you can't get to l.a. we bring the red carpet to you. on to -- a few lucky fans. you get the gold you get to play. you get to play. come on. vying for of the chance to win some of our oscarworthy swag. first up karg la versus student jess where sounds like this -- [ sirens ] >> reporter: -- mean instant prizes. our big bonus question here. now, if you happen to get this one right, you get a year's supply of popcorn. a movie lover's dream. this beat out "saving private ryun" as the highest grossing war movie of all time. >> "american sniper." >> reporter: she not only winning the popcorn but a chance to spin our swag wheel bringwinning swag jewelry.
anthony walking away with four movie passes. congratulations, my man. thank you for -- in a quick round of back to boyhood. i'll show you a picture. a high school picture of an oscar nominee. you know this. who do we have here? we have -- you all better know who this is. you better know who this is. >> bradley cooper. >> reporter: maia also winning big. successful first stop on our oscar road trip. >> good people here. good lucatat the oscars but we got to roll. on to the next town. >> all right, we had a successful first stop. our winners from yesterday. now we want to give away some more stuff. we didn't get a chance to give away this big sucker so adrienne how are you doing? you have kids at the house. >> i do. >> you do. they'll love this. this is very simple now. i'm going to show you a picture of someone from their childhood and you tell me who they are and
the tv is yours. simple enough. all right, who we go. tell me who this is. >> neil patrick harris. >> simple enough. maybe it was a giveaway but we just gave away this tv. adrienne it's all your. >> thank you very much. >> she didn't know until a second ago she was playing for a television. but the game show on the go continues for the rest of the week guys that's the way it's been going so far. >> they'll enjoy that television. >> absolutely. to watch the oscars on sunday. >> be sure to keep track of our "gma" twitter account. your hometown might be the next stop. even if it's not everyone can get in on the fun, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! show us how much you know about the oscars with oonline quiz. >> the questions are easy. >> and coming up red carpet secrets revealed hype the scenes of
♪ as we count down to oscar sunday best actress nominees reese witherspoon and julianne moore are already winners this award season when it comes to fashion. turns out they both rely on the same stylist who managings to give them each their own distinctive and gorgeous look. abc's deborah roberts went behind the scenes to see how she works her magic. >> ah, the oscars a night buzzing with high wattage style, creme de la creme fashion and, of course the leading ladies of
hollywood lead the way to the pinnacle. >> what people at home don't realize is how much effort goes into one look. if you would compare it to your wedding, doing that over and over again. >> reporter: leslie fremar is a tour did you force in the industry topping the post powerful stylists. the. >> the color is beautiful, this cut is really good. >> reporter: we caught up with her at the jean-baptiste that showroom in new york. >> julianne actually just wore this dress. >> reporter: with an a-list client tel aviv she's behind the showstopping looks of charlize theron reese witherspoon, julianne moore and begin jennifer connelly to name a few. >> they have strong opinions and they have insecurityies and personalities that they are trying to portray to the public so that all kind of comes into play when creating a look for someone. >> reporter: now she's in the midst of creating fashion history working tirelessly behind the scenes for best actress hopefuls reese and julianne. you're on fire right now
dressing two oscar nominees. is that a lot of pressure? >> it's a lot of work. there is pressure. but i think there's a lot of work so we don't even really have time to kind of think about the pressure. we're just thinking about getting it done. >> reporter: and with two potential oscar winners, i had to ask. many people remember jennifer lawrence falling up the stairs. do you think about that? what if they were to win and how would they navigate the stairs? does that factor into your choice. >> definitely. it doesn't factor into the choice but we practice walking up the stairs and making sure that they're comfortable sitting down. so we check all those things. >> reporter: so as a sea of stars prep to make waves on fashion's big night, leslie is focusing on making sure her two leading ladies stand apart. >> we're working it out so that everything feels original and unique and have very different point of views and styles so it's been pretty easy to kind of accomplish that. >> reporter: will they wear color? >> i don't know.
i'll leave it as a surprise but i think it's going to be pretty showstopping. >> reporter: for "good morning america," deborah roberts, abc news, new york. >> a lot goes into it and we cannot wait to see what they wear. that'll happen on sunday our oscar coverage starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. and coming up here on "good morning america," broadway star jeremy jordan and jason robert brown performing live so don't go anywhere. "gma's" countdown to oscar sunday brought to you by jcpenney.
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put it together in two to three weeks. >> three weeks and small budget and did it all, most of it all live singing and just kind of did what worked with what we had. >> almost all songs and no real lip sinking, right? >> the whole thing is sung through so if you really want to get all the emotion and all the storytelling out that's told through song you have to do it on the spot and get to change it up is it and got to have fun not only with anna kendrick but your wife spencer. get to have an affair with your wife. >> yeah get to have ang affair with my fake wife with my real wife. >> we'll hear "moving too fast." jason robert brown, the composer right here. take it away guys. ♪ did i just hear an alarm start ringing ♪ ♪ did i see sirens go flying past ♪ ♪ though i don't know what tomorrow's bringing i've got a singular impression things are
moving too fast ♪ ♪ i'm gliding smooth as a figure skater i'm riding hot as a rocket blast ♪ ♪ i just expected it ten years later i've got a singular impression things are moving too fast ♪ ♪ and you say oh no step on the brakes ♪ ♪ do whatever it takes but top this train ♪ ♪ slow slow the light's turning red ♪ ♪ but i say no no whatever i do i barrel on through and i don't complain ♪ ♪ no matter what i try i'm flying full speed ahead ♪ ♪ some people analyze every detail some people stall when they can't see the trail ♪ ♪ some people freeze out of fear that they'll fail but i keep rolling on ♪
♪ some people can't find success with their art some people never feel love in their heart ♪ ♪ some people can't tell the two things apart but i keep rolling on ♪ ♪ oh oh maybe i can't follow through ♪ but oh oh what else am i supposed to do ♪ ♪ i dreamed of writing like the high and mighty ♪ ♪ now i'm the subject of a bidding war ♪ aphrodite imdoing things i never dreamed of before ♪ ♪ we start to take the next step together found an apartment on
73rd ♪ ♪ the atlantic monthly's printing my first chapter 2,000 bucks without rewriting one word ♪ ♪ i left columbia and i don't row get it i wrote a book and sonny mehta read it ♪ ♪ my heart's been stolen my ego's swollen i just keep rolling along ♪ ♪ ♪ oh yeah and i think well well what else is in store got all this and more before 24 ♪ ♪ it's hard not to be sure i'm spinning out of control out of control ♪ ♪ i'm feeling panicked and rushed and hurried ♪ ♪ i'm feeling outmaneuvered and outclassed ♪ ♪ but i'm so happy i can't get
jeremy jordan and jason robert brown, the movie is called "the last five years." thanks for coming. in tomorrow big day on "deals & steals." our oscars edition. >> it's going to be big. it's going to be bargainee. a new word. have a great day, everyone. >> we are just getting this new video into the newsroom. it happened about 15 minutes ago, when we got it.
firefighters are on the scene of a manhole explosion in northwest d.c.. it exploded underground on 17th street. firefighters tried to avoid that area for the time being while they cleaned it out, but in the meantime we want to get to jack taylor and the traffic center, watching your commute this morning. >> at interstate 95 we have one lane of traffic now getting by. the act did in with a live look at eastern avenue, another one is there. eastbound on the dulles toll road has been a mess, to write lanes closed at this point. it has been one heck of a commute. >> iamb more worried about the evening commute, we will see snow showers pushing through the region by that time. not a lot, dusty, an inch at the most, but when you put all those cars together at the same time
try to leave early today if you can. 19 degrees downtown compared everybody else, a windchill advisory going into effect at 2:00 because of the threat of snow with the commute. the blue ridge to the west early afternoon, late afternoon and early evening, 9:00 or 10:00, the temperatures will really drop, really cold tomorrow. >> thank you, thank you for watching.
today, drammy award-winning artist mary j. blige. and "vikings," travis fimmel. plus, another game, another grand. another day of our oscar countdown audience challenge all next on "live"! [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] ♪ >> now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan. [applause] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org]