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announced her pregnancy, her and josh duhamel's pregnancy, she tweeted, "josh, me, and baby makes three." all three were on the red carpet. fergie made a surprise appearance at his new movie premiere, "scenic route." everybody went wild when they saw her. this of the first time we'd seen her since the pregnancy announcement. she didn't talk to the media about anything, especially not being pregnant. josh duhamel did. take a listen. >> it is -- it is more exciting than i expected it would be. you know, the little thing's not even here yet. we're over the moon about it. you know, we're trying to get as ready as we can be. you know, it's something we're both proud and excited about. >> reporter: by the way, if you saw the fellow in the video before doing this, the photo bombing fellow, that's dan fogler. he is the star, the other star
of the movie with josh duhamel. this is about two friends stuck in the desert that go into deep conversations, then track dee strikes. by the way, josh duhamel has a mohawk for "scenic route." the director said he got so into it he gave 12 members of the crew mohawks for the immigration. everybody was -- for the film. everybody was hawked up. i'm told that josh duhamel, you'll see him like you've never seen him before. >> interesting. they'll make a good-looking baby, i think. don't forget to spring forward before you head to bed tonight. not literally spring forward. set your clock one hour ready. it's daylight saving time. we'll lose an hour tomorrow, but it's sunday so you get to sleep in. this has been a good morning. we've had a quart of soda each. that was fun. >> we're coming off our sugar high. we're crashing. ooh. >> i'm going to cut out.
but there's a lot going on. great morning with you. learn to stretch. >> yes. thank you. thank you for the stretching intervention, victor. >> i had to jump in. >> always a pleasure. next hour of "cnn saturday morning" starts now. she's a successful mixed martial arts fighter who set her sights on the ufc. one problem -- her opponents and the organization say they didn't know she was born a man. fighter fallon fox explains why she doesn't think she did anything wrong. he's one of the most successful tv producers in the business, but he's also one half of a hollywood war. chuck lorre joins us live on fame, a new book, and his next big thing. speaking of hollywood, a gutsy gamble by one prequel that it never had the rights to. a look at whether oz will be a
smart hit or giant bomb. good morning, everyone, i'm brian brianna keilar in for kay kay. we're so glad you're with us this morning. first up, defense secretary chuck hagel said the deadly attack in the afghan capital shows the challenges ahead as the u.s. prepares to pull out combat troops by the end of next year. nine people died when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside the afghan defense ministry. hagel was at a base about a mile from the blast. he was not hurt. and just moments ago, we got this reaction from him. >> i wasn't sure what it was. i was in a briefing. but we're in a war zone. i've been in a war. you know, so shouldn't be surprised when a bomb goes off or there's an explosion. >> hagel is in afghanistan on
his first official trip overseas as defense secretary. a short time ago, he met with u.s. troops in jalalabad. he thanked them and awarded the purple heart to two soldiers. if washington, millions of unemployed americans are already feeling the pinch from those forced spending cuts. they're seeing their benefit checks get smaller, and that's making it harder on the family budget. emily schmidt is live in washington with more. how big of an impact are we talking about here? >> reporter: pretty big impact for people who don't get any other income. we're talking about almost 10% of weekly job benefit gone. it shortens the lifeline for millions who have been looking for work for months and don't have a paycheck to show for. we're talking about the federal unemployment payments. stay start when the state benefits which can last up to 26 weeks run out. those long-term unemployment benefits can provide an average of $300 a week for the next 47 weeks. it's certainly a safety net that congress has authorized since the economy took a downturn in 2008. now with the forced spending cuts that went into effect march
1, people are going to start seeing the smaller unemployment checks in the next few weeks. the national employment law project actually warns that the budget cut will have a ripple effect, also impacting funding for state agencies and potentially making it harder for people to get help finding jobs or to have their claims processed when they are looking for every dollar. brianna? >> are there concerns about the economy in general, just the bigger economy and the impact this will have? >> you know, as you know, it depends on who you ask about this. we talked to a couple of economists. one said, look, anything that makes it more difficult for people to who have been unemployed for a long time to get back in the job market, that's not going help the economy at all. however, we talked with another economist who says these mandatory budget cuts are part of the solution to finding how you cure these long-term budget problems. listen in. >> i think to solve the deficit problem, everyone's going to have to get their ox aboard to an extend. these extended unemployment benefits are a subsidy.
we need to cut all subsidies in the federal government, frankly, if we're going to get this deficit down. >> it is a big philosophical debate, but here's the railet -- in the meantime, up to 3.8 million people without jobs are going to be facing larger money worries because they have these smaller unemployment checks coming their way. brianna? >> emily schmidt. thanks for that. a violent storm off the massachusetts coast knocks three homes off of their foundations and into the atlantic ocean. at least nine others are in jeopardy. this is happening on plum island, a popular vacation spot that has long been threatened by coastal erosion. michael rosenfield of wbz is there. michael, what are authorities doing to prevent more damage? >> reporter: well, sadly it's too late for many of these homeowners. but there is a local declaration of emergency in place right now. what that does is it gives some of these homeowners the ability to shore up their foundations, make the repairs they need to do now instead of having to wait for the necessary state permits.
they're cutting through some of the red tape. meantime, three homes will be demolished later today including this one right behind me that collapsed early this morning at around 1:30, 2:00 a.m. here on the beach on plum island. in all, 12 homes at this point have lost their occupancy status, meaning people can't live in those homes for now. that's because either the foundations are just too weak or perhaps they've lost the back balcony or back deck and only have one entrance and exit into the home at this point. and they need two. right now, the national guard is out here, as well, patrolling. making sure people stay away from the spots where they're not supposed to venture out to. there are restrictions in place right now on the beach and in the neighborhood. it is just too unsafe. there is wood, there is debris. there are wires. pretty much everywhere. we've seen furniture, a refrigerator floated out to sea this morning. we saw a kitchen floor drop down from one of the houses here on the beach. so a big mess out here on plum island. it's just been one storm after
another so far this season. and these homeowners keep losing the sand, the dunes here. it's their protection, the barrier against the wild wind and the waves. and at this point, some of these homes have lost 40 to 60 feet of dune so far this season alone. brianna? >> michael rosenfield of wbz, thanks for that. overseas now, the conclave to choose the next pope will start on tuesday. the vatican says all 115 cardinals who will vote on benedict xvith successor have arrived. they will stay until 2/3 can agree on the next leader of the catholic church. we'll know that's happened when white smoke billows out of this special chimney. it has just been installed on top of that chapel. an asteroid about the size of a football field is cruising by earth. don't worry too much about it. it's not going to hit us. that's the good news. this newly discovered space rock will miss the earth by a mere
600,000 miles. quite a lot. it was set to come closest to earth about three hours ago. we will keep you posted on any other developments. if you have a clear view of the western sky, you may be able to see a different object, a comet. you won't even need a telescope for this. the comet called pan stars could be visible with the naked eye just after sunset starting tuesday. if you look for it, you'll see a bright point of light with a tail pointing straight up at the horizon. it's named after the telescope that discovered it two years ago. the panoramic survey telescope and response system. music, film, and technology come together this weekend for the south by southwest festival. while thousands of people and celebrities line up to maximize their exposure and showcase their brands. it's a technology extreme come true. our lori seigel joins us live with the latest on this. so good morning to you, lori. and tell us what is hot.
>> good morning. yeah, you know, it's always at south by southwest what's the hot new app, what's going to be big this year. this year it's different. a lot of people are talking about big ideas like tech and how it can affect education. we sat down with bill gates the other day. he had a lot to say about that. people are talking about space travel and how technology can completely disrupt that. another thing that a lot of people are talking about is this whole maker movement. the idea that we can take 3d printing and put it in the home and maybe print our own buttons if we lose them from our jackets. we actually visited a maker fair where a lot of this technology was on display. take a look. tell me what we're doing here. >> so what we're doing is we're looking at our 1-2-3 creature ipad app. it lets you scratch out a creature, text him, sculpt him.
we're providing the tools to create that 3d model that you fabricate and make real. >> these are things that you created on the app and you printed here. >> that's right. >> this all came from an app. >> yeah. you saw how easy it is to do. >> this is a 3d printed record. basically what i've done is i wrote a program that lets you take any piece of digital music, and you convert it state into a 3d model of a record and print it and play it on a turntable. >> reporter: this plays actual music? >> yeah. do you want to hear it? copy i definitely wa-- >> reporter: i definitely want to hear it. it's good. it was interesting to hear music that was 3d printed. and tech shop opens spaces around the country, they allow anyone to come in, give them industrial tools, and say, "build whatever you want." we saw someone who built a guitar, and you could play music off of that. it's a huge movement empouring people to build and --
empowering people to build and using technology. >> we hear there is wearable tech. what is this about? >> reporter: sure. we're seeing that technology, it's expanding beyond your smartphone. you know, now there are wristbands that connect to your smartphone and let you measure your blood pressure. we're about to speak with a woman who has a headband that uses your smartphone to look at brain waves. it's about being a healthier person, and using technology to help you do that. we're seeing a lot of that this year. >> cool, laurie seegal for us. it is the dance craze that's out of this world which makes it right up nasa's alley. we'll bring you the latest take on that dance crazy craziness that's taken the internet by storm. you're watching "cnn saturday morning."
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♪ ♪ do the harlem shake ♪ >> i just don't get sick of the harlem shake. when i think i'm sick of it, there's another one that's great. that will take it through me for it for another couple of days. let's get to the "bleacher report." all good things must end. joe carter, the best start in nhl history over for the chicago blackhawks. >> like you said, all good things must come to an end. the chicago blackhawks came in last night not losing in regulation in 24 games. it was a special start, the best start we've seen in nhl history until they stated into the mile
high city. maybe it was the altitude, travel, schedule, whatever it was, chicago looked slow. they played sluggish, the colorado avalanche on the other hand who have struggled this season scored four goals in the second period to take the 5-1 lead. it was too much of a deficit for the blackhawks to overcome. they lost 6-2, which mean the streak is over. the miami heat on the other hand, they also have a streak going, and clearly the pressure to win not getting to lebron james. while trying to save a ball from going out of bounds, he grabs the microphone and does his best brianna keilar. nice. the 76ers hung around for three quarters, but the heat pulled away, winning by nine points which means miami is the first team in the nba to clinch a playoff spot. the streak ties the clippers' for the longest this season. >> we're a better ball club. we know what we're striving for. we want to continue to get better each and every day. each and every practice, film session, in the game.
we're also building toward the world championship. we won't get complacent, nor will our goalies. >> i want to know, does this iguana had vhave a -- have a press kre sdmenl locredential? look at this. tiger woods on fire, in total control of his golf game. the magic he found in the first round he carried over into the second round. so far, he's knocked in 17 birdies in two days. that's the best for his career. he starts today with a two-shot lead over graeme mcdowell. his old rival, phil mickelson, three shots back, tied for third. tiger and phil will be battling. must-see tv today. and the brooklyn nets, darin williams, made more three pointers in the half than any other nba player in the history of the league. williams made nine three pointers in the first half. he sunk 11 in all, just one shy of tying the game record. our friends at "bleacher report"
have an awesome video melt of every three-pointer. back to the harlem shake, we've seen a lot of sports teams do it. now nasa has done it. i'm thinking you should speak to your political friends in washington. maybe get them to do it. >> like on the house floor or something? i -- i so wish that would happen. i don't think it will. >> we need to class it up a bit. >> right? get them dancing together. maybe they'll get along. joe carter, thank you for that. now speaking of sports, mixed martial art is one of the most intense and brutal sports around. you'll know this if you've seen it. so is it okay for a fighter born a man but competing as a woman to take on another woman? we will speak to the mma's first openly transgender fighter next. ♪music plays thank you orville and wilbur... ...amelia... neil and buzz: for proving there's nowhere we can't go.
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we've been telling you all morning about a sports story that's making headlines. take a look at this mixed martial arts knockout that's behind it all. >> fox is back up on their feet. >> the reversals by both fighters. >> these girls are getting right into it. fox -- >> oh! oh! >> that's it. fallon fox -- holy cow! >> wow, a beautiful knee. beautiful tie clinch to the chin. >> that was featherweight fall lon fox kneeing erica newsome in the head to advance in california's championship women's championship. took fallon 17 seconds to win. nicknamed the queen of sword, the 37-year-old is on a roll.
3-0 in professional, 2-0, and she was born a man. fallon kept her history private until breaking the news to "sports illustrated's" loretta hunt this week, explaining how back in 2006 she went through hormonal therapy and gender reassignment surgery. earlier, i spoke with fox and hunt about the controversy, including critics who say fox should have been open about her past. >> the medical community stands behind me in that. and there's no -- no unfair competitive advantages which is the argument some who oppose my competition have said. >> when did you -- give us an idea of when you started with the mixed martial arts. was this before or after your gender reassignment surgery? >> i started training in 2008. which is about two years after my gender reassignment surgery. my first mma match was about a
year and a half ago. >> so you've -- you've only ever trained and you've only ever been involved in the sport as a woman. are you surprised by some of the reaction that you're getting some both some of the negative and the positive? >> it doesn't surprise me that much. i think that some people have a tendency not to pay attention to science general n general which is the way we find out about the world around us. it's just a thing that happens to human beings. i think for the most part the reaction has been positive. it's just some people, some of our -- some of society doesn't get it yet. and this is what we're trying to do now is to inform people and let them know about transgender athletes. >> loretta, you broke the story. it's sort of something because this is an issue that has come up in other sports, right? talk about the mma and whether fighter are requi-- fighters ar required to notify if they are transgender and how that compares to other sports.
>> right. in terms of mixed martial arts, this is our first known case of a transgender athlete essentially coming out. and revealing her medical history. in terms of fall lon having to notify her opponent, at this point the state commissions, and they all have their different set of rules per jurisdiction, are essentially racing to accommodate and bring in some kind of transgender policy, specifically florida and california where her licenses are either active or pending. fallon at this point would not have to tell her opponent she is transgender. and in terms of what rules are in place in the coming months, i suspect she will have to let the commissions know, and they will testify her appropriately. >> what do you -- test her appropriately. >> what do you think may ultimately happen here? >> i think it's going to take a couple months. fallon is in a tournament. she's moved to the semifinals with her win on march 2.
so -- she is active now in florida. her license is under review due to a discrepancy she had put on her application. i'm told that her license is still active. it's not frozen in any way. however, the florida boxing commission starting next week is going to investigate and look at some type of transjender policy to bring in. i think it's going to go through a process, it's going to take a couple of months. once that policy is in place, i believe fallon will be allowed to fight. >> this is something that's very personal for you to talk about. why did you decide at this point that you wanted to share this with the world knowing full well that you would get a lot of attention? you were obviously prepared for that. >> right. i didn't plan on coming out. there was a reporter that kind was digging. apparently he was told rumors that i was transgender or transsexual, but the terminology i like to use. so i pretty much had no choice
because he was digging around, asking people about me. so if -- if it wasn't for that, i would have preferred to keep my personal medical history to myself because that's what -- it's a matter of my personal medical history. and i don't think that anybody should have to reveal their personal medical history if they don't feel that they want to. >> florida's boxing commission is now reviewing fallon's fighting license. fox can't fight in the constitute until they make -- in the state until they make a decision on her future. up next, bill clinton doing something you'd never expect a former president to do -- why he's publicly coming out against one of the very laws that he signed. blast of cold feels nice. why don't you use bengay zero degrees? it's the one you store in the freezer. same medicated pain reliever used by physical therapists. that's chilly! [ male announcer ] bengay zero degrees. freeze and move on.
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welcome back, everyone, i'm bre i'm briana keilar in for kay kay. chuck hagel was in kabul when a suicide bomber attacked the ministry of defense. nine people were killed. hagel, who was not injured, is on his first official overseas trip as defense secretary. and at number two, look at this crazy image from ohio. this is a dump truck hanging off a bridge in cleveland after it rolled over. details on the accident still coming in. thankfully, no injuries have been reported. the embalmed body of venezuelan president hugo chavez will remain in a glass casket on public display forever. that's right, forever. world leaders from iran, cuba, and dozens of other nations attended a state funeral for mr. chavez yesterday. following the funeral, chavez's protege nicolas maduro, was sworn in until a new election. no trial set has been set for osama bin laden's son-in-law
who pleaded not guilty to terror charges. prosecutors say he conspired to kill american as part of bin laden's terror network. he was arrested february 28 in jordan. delta airlines is pushing back against a new rule that lets passengers carry small pocket knives on airplanes. ceo richard anderson says lifting the knife ban which was put in place after 9/11 isn't worth the risk, and the president of a second flight attendants union now also says the change "makes no sense." federal authorities say the new rule brings the u.s. in line with international standards. it will take effect on april 25. an op-ed piece in the "washington post" friday getting buzz this morning. in it, former president bill clinton urges the supreme court to overturn the defense of marriage act. legislation that he signed himself in to law in 1996. it defines marriage as a legal
union between a man and a woman. mr. clinton writes, "the justices must decide whether it is consistent with the principles of a nation that honors freedom, equality, and justice above all and is, therefore, constitutional. as the president who signed the act into law, i have come to believe that doma is contrary to those principles and, in fact, incompatible with our constitution." joining me now to talk about this, cnn contributor, maria cardona, and amy holmes, the anchor of "real news" on "the blaze." amy, you first. did clinton's op ed surprise you at all? >> it didn't surprise me that president clinton is a supporter of gay marriage. in fact, in 1996, a lot of observers thought that his defense of, you know, "traditional marriage" was entirely political, particularly given his own flexible interpretation of the institution in his own personal life. i think what is surprising and important is that a former president of the united states published this op-ed. i think it has real political
import, whether or not it will sway the supreme court is another matter. >> maria, as you know, the obama administration has filed a brief pushing for prop 8 to be overturned so it's not maybe that unusual that a president might take a stand on a policy. but have we ever seen a sitting president do something like this? basically asking the supreme court to strike down a law that that president signed? >> well, no. i think if you look at the history of president clinton, he is not one to basically break those kinds of traditions. he has been a very active and activist former president. one to make sure that he chimes in on public debate. the work that he has done on the clinton global initiative has been incredibly impactful and groundbreaking on global issues such as education and poverty and health care. the role that he played in president obama's re-election i think is also historic and one that you haven't seen a former president take on. so i do think this is par for the course for someone like president clinton. and i do think that he is also
worried about his legacy. he doesn't want a law like doma on the books being implemented because i think he truly believes that it is unconstitutional. and i think what he said smartly in his op-ed is he's not making a case that because he thinks it now should be overturned that the supreme court should overturn. it but if they focus on the merits of the case at hand, they will need to find it unconstitutional because, frankly, it is. >> so they will hear that right now for the court, they're scheduled to hear these arguments on doma and prop 8 later this month. amy, you said it remains to be seen if bill clinton's opinion should matter in the case. should it matter, do you think? >> there are two issues. there's doma which he signed into law, and you know, his views of it, i think, are politically persuasive. when it comes to prop 8, that's a different question. that has to do with california voters who voted to sort of defend traditional marriage and the california supreme court that said that that was
inconsistent with california's state constitution. so the supreme court will be deciding that. i don't think that bill clinton's views on prop 8 are necessarily -- should necessarily be appropriate since that's a matter having to do with californians. when you look at doma as national policy, certainly the former president's views are important and interesting. >> so we're talking, and i want to get this to the two of you real quick if you could answer that. you know, you'd said that maybe it was politically motivated, amy, i think you said this, that he signed this in the first place. well, let's play sort of the role of the skeptic here. could the timing here have anything to do with a hillary clinton run in three years? maria, go. >> no, not at all. what are you talking about? >> amy, what do you think? >> no, i think this is what bill clinton believes, period. >> okay. you think that's what he believes period. why do you think, amy? >> i agree with maria.
it's also because we have a supreme court case coming up in a week and a half. and president clinton wants to weigh in on the -- that debate. whether or not it would help a hillary clinton run in 2016, you know, that remains to be seen. there are a lot of folks who feel passionately on both sides of the issue. i think bill clinton is actually maybe doing this for principled reasons, as much as i wouldn't want to believe that. i think that might be the case. >>-for-his legacy. okay. >> wow. >> we're already talking -- i like that you're agreeing. find this intriguing. while we're talking 2016, let's talk about a pretty important pow wow in florida. the rnc have invited former florida governor jeb bush, senator marco rubio, new jersey governor chris christie, wisconsin governor scott walker, and senator ted cruz of texas. so ladies, what do you think about this? you know, could this be a little bit of a preview of the 2016 gop
presidential field? >> i'm sure all of those gentlemen hope so. and that they would love for their names in contention for the republican nomination in 2016. i think what's interesting about the lineup is that four of the five are politicians from blue states. states that president obama won. and in the matter of ted cruz, he'sa successful, you know, just won -- becoming united states senator from texas with a growing hispanic population. so i think with this lineup is intended to sort of be the face of the new gop moving into the future. >> that's interesting. maria, what do you think? >> well, i hope that they actually -- if this is the face of the new gop, they need to include some women in there. i mean, i hope that this isn't it in terms of the folks and the people that will actually put their names into consideration, that the party will consider. i think they need to focus on nikki haley, i think they should have others in there. in terms of this lineup, you know, you have jeb bush who has been talked about, 2016 contender. his rollout for his book was
rocky at best. you have marco rubio who i think has been very -- a very good leader on immigration, but his -- his debut on the national spotlight, i think kind of left people thirsty, wanting a bit more from him perhaps. then you have chris christie who, frankly, you know, conservatives have a real problem with him. though i think that he has a lot to teach the rest of the gop in terms of how to win elections. so i think you still have a lot of questionable leadership qualities from all of these contenders. but you know, to their end, it is still early. so we'll see. >> it is early. maybe that's what the women are doing, they're playing it smart and not giving in too soon. we'll see. right? >> i like that. >> amy holm aes and maria car don't amp thanks. he's the man behind hits like "two and a half men" and "the big bang theory" which i enjoy. up next, chuck lorre joining me
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movies, music, and technology. this year's gathering is likely to be the large toast date. nine full days of concerts, meetups, pitches, pow wows, and of course lots of parties. did we mention that? tv is also going play a big role this year with some of the biggest names in the biz participating including my next guest. i'd like to welcome to the show chuck lorre, one of tv's top comedy writer/producers. he's creating some of tv's most popular shows like my personal favorite "the big bang theory," as well as "two and a half men" and "mike and molly." he's the author of "what doesn't kill us makes us bitter." thank you very much for being here. you're actually making your debut at south by this year. tell us what will be doing that their later and why you wanted to take part. >> i was real excited -- i've been hearing about south by southwest for years. this is my first trip here. i was invited to talk about --
i'm not sure what exactly, the death of my industry, i'm not sure. but i'm going to be talking later today with neil gammon, a great author that i'm a big fan of. >> you saw that tongue-in-cheek. you've obviously this, though, incredible success in television. do you have any plans to branch out maybe into film? >> we're talking to warner brothers about doing some other things outside of sitcoms. it's still prenatal, hard to talk about yet. >> prenatal, you can't give us the scoop. we'll stay posted for that. i do want to talk about your very popular new book, "what doesn't kill us makes us bird." this is acosmulation -- bitter." this a compilation of your trademark vanity cards. for viewers who may not be familiar with split-second vanity cards, like the ones -- this is the book. but if they're not familiar with what these vanity cards are, can you explain what they are and why you began creating the one
like -- these ones like we're seeing on the tv now. >> somewhere in the history of television lost to historians is -- it became a tradition to give the creator or executive producer of a tv show a second at the end of the show to put up a -- what was called a production card. it became known as a vanity card because it really had no real credence as to who was really producing the show. these shows are produced by warner brothers, universal, fox. so it's a meaningless second probably given in lieu of cash. so about 17 years ago i guess on "dharma and greg" i started writing essays that aired in the one-second spot they gave me. it wasn't a problem. no one could read them. during the vcr time, it was almost impossible to pause and read what i was writing. now it's become more of an
issue. >> that's why this the one says, "no need to freeze frame this one." people do freeze frame them. you post them on line now. i want to talk a little about the vanity cards. they've been controversial. actor charlie sheen says that some were directed at him during his time at "two and a half men." sheen appeared on cnn's "piers morgan"? january and addressed thetive -- and he addressed the tiff between the two of you that ultimately led to his exit from the show. hear what he said, and we'll talk about it on the other side. >> have you come close to calling him or -- >> no. i think we were in the same hotel lobby one nice and missed each other by ten minutes. >> what would you have said? >> hey, man, good luck with everything. sorry about that. and see you, you know, see you on campus. >> do you have any -- >> i think that's what i would have done, you know? yeah. the fantasy, the fantasy's walking up and dropping him. that's not who i am. that's not who i am. >> okay. so it sounds like needless to
say that he may hold a grudge against you. do you hold a grudge against him? if you were to run into him, what would you say? >> you know, i don't know how to answer that question. you know, it was a terrible, terrible time. we had a great run for 8 1/2 years. we made television i'm proud of. i think we made people laugh, which is what we were trying to do. and it ended very poorly. what can i say? you know. >> finally, i'd like to talk about your newest project, sorts of moving on from the past to the future here. the cbs sitcom "mom." what should we expect? >> uh-huh. well, it stars anna farris and allison janney. an incredible cast. a comedy, i hope. other people will tell me if it
is a comedy i suppose. anna plays a single mom, a single mom trying to pull her life together while waiting tables in napa valley. >> can you give us any more sort of about the flavor of the comed comedy? >> she's recently sober, so she's actually in napa valley. we thought that's a nice place to put somebody trying to work on their sobriety, in the middle of the bottle. the cork is open in napa valley. she's trying to raise her children and create a relationship with a very difficult with her mother. played by allison janney, terrific actress. we're blessed with an amazing cast. we'll shoot in the middle of april after we wrap "big bang" and "two and a half men" and "mike and molly." >> you have a lot on your plate.
thanks for talking to us about your book and new appreciate. chuck lorre, appreciate it. >> thanks for having me. she doesn't look very wicked. that's actress mila kunis at the european premiere of "oz: the great and powerful." much more on the dazzling film including which beloved characters you will not see. [ male announcer ] if she keeps serving up sneezes... [ sneezing ] she may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec®. powerful allergy relief for adults and kids six years and older. zyrtec®. love the air. so i can't afford to have germy surfaces. but after one day's use, dishcloths can redeposit millions of germs. so ditch your dishcloth and switch to a fresh sheet of new bounty duratowel. look! a fresh sheet of bounty duratowel leaves this surface cleaner than a germy dishcloth, as this black light reveals.
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entertainment industry's mecca with all things music, film, and technology colliding here at south by southwest. you're right, there is another land of oz that's opening this weekend. disney is betting big on "oz: the great and powerful," the movie opening this weekend. you know what, i would not call this a remake. they don't like that. maybe more of a reinvention. >> there's no place like home. >> reporter: classic lines, classic footwear. the "wizard of oz" is beloved. according to the library of congress, more people have seen the 1939 musical than any other film. now 74 years after dorothy left oz, disney's revisiting the yellow brick road with "oz: the great and powerful," billing it as a prequel. >> some of the things happen from the familiar story. >> reporter: what it lacks in show tunes it makes up in modern
3d and computer-generated effects. disney's betting heavily on this gamble, spending an estimated $200 million just to produce the movie. what's at stake for the studio? >> for them, it this is a big deal. not only is it iconic property that they're being entrusted with. they've got a lot of money on the line. >> reporter: major money and creative hurdles. while the oz books by l. frank baum are in the public domain, warner brothers owns the right to the "wizard of oz" film. and several elements in the movie like dorothy's iconic ruby slippers are off limits to disney. >> i think the disney lawyers had to be on set to say, you're going too close to who the ownership of warner brothers is part. ever woo to be careful of that. -- and we have to be careful of that. >> reporter: will the interpretation alienate fans of the hollywood classic? not according to james franco, who plays oz. >> we pay respect to a lot of
the aspects that people expect and love about "world of oz." that's mainly taken from the books. then there's a fresh take on some of the characters. so you're getting a -- you know, enough of the old and enough of the new. >> reporter: while you won't see a tin man or scarecrow in this oz, the yellow brick road is still in place along with the witches. disney is hoping the land of oz can turn movie image symbolic box office gold. so yeah, i have a guest with me. chuck lorre. he didn't want to leave us. he was talking to you, and i said, come sit with me. we are talking about the "oz: the great and powerful" movie opening. disney put $200 million into this movie. huge budget. i bet you wish you could get a budget like that for a movie you do. it's opening maybe, they think, $75 million to $85 million for opening weekend. is that like a director's dream or producer's dream to open to
that much? >> i don't understand that business at all. they have to make $11 million to break even. i don't know how that works. >> you just stick to tv where your budgets are tighter. >> it's simple. we don't go outdoors. two guys talking on a couch. s to -- that's what we do. we're an indoor cat. >> we get the best gets here on cnn. chuck is going hang out more at south by southwest. back to you. we're talking about "oz: the great and powerful." i've heard -- i haven't seen it yet, i didn't see the movie, but i know people who have seen it. they say it's one of the most beautifully shot movies that they have ever seen. although i love james franco, he's a great actor, i'm partial to richard pryor being oz. >> wow. >> it does look gorgeous. >> the wiz. >> thanks, girl. much more straight ahead. >> all right. ouncer ] born from the sweet monk fruit,
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from the cnn center, this is "cnn saturday morning." i'm briana keilar in for randi kaye. in massachusetts, houses are falling into the ocean, ruined by a ferocious storm surge. find out what officials are doing to save other homes from the same fate. angry threats and a dramatic display of defiance. north korea ratchets up tensions on the korean peninsula, and the u.s. is responding. and rocker jon bon jovi open up about his 30-year career, his
bucket list, and why he's considered an official enemy of the nra. a town in massachusetts is getting ready for a major cleanup operation today after a winter storm slammed the northeast. take a look at this house. it looks like it will tip into the atlantic ocean any moment. another home has already fallen into the waters. authorities are beginning to demolish it to limit the impact on homes nearby. john atwater of affiliate wcvb toured the damage. >> reporter: right now the waves are rolling in. you see down at what used to be the first floor. the waves are coming in. as they go in, they're carrying out chairs, tables, wood. there's metal coming out of that house. obviously a lot of personal belongings here, a very sad story. the problem, all this debris is coming out, hitting houses down the coastline. >> meanwhile, colorado, parts of the rockies and plains will get more snow today. at least 400 flights to the area
have been canceled. two deadly bombings rocked afghanistan. one happened near a building in kabul where defense secretary chuck hagel was getting briefed. police say a suicide bomber detonated explosives in front of the afghan defense ministry killing nine people. the taliban is claiming responsibility and says the attack is a memorial for hagel. u.s. -- a message for hagel. u.s. officials say hagel was not in danger, and his briefing continued as planned. east of the capital, a suicide bomber was spotted by an afghan policeman. the officer through his arm around the bomber to minimize the blast. the policeman and eight children were killed. the political powder keg is building on the border between north and south korea. north korea today formally rejected sanctions that the u.n. imposed against the communist country for its recent nuclear test. plus, north korea is vowing to end pacts from the korean war and threaten a preemptive
nuclear attack, prompting south korea to promise a strong retaliation. it's gotten so intense, china is calling for all sides to calm down. north korea is not backing down from its nuclear program. the u.s. has learned of a new weapon the north koreans are testing. here's pentagon correspondent barbara starr. >> reporter: almost hysterical north korean troops greeted their leader, king jom jong-un, during his military inspection tour of border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear attack on the u.s. as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for his recent nuclear test. the obama administration isn't packing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. is watching.
>> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> reporter: cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, bars, and satellites nearby. so far, there are no signs of unusual military moves boy the nor -- moves boy the north. there's a disturbing program, the k08. this missile shown in a parade last year is undergoing engine testing. a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000-mile range. that's not as far as the rocket north korea launched which could hit alaska or hawaii. so why does the u.s. think it's so dangerous? the north koreans can drive the kn08 around on a truck launcher. >> they would hide a bunch of these in an underground bunker,
in a garage, and possibly under cover of darkness, they would all leave the garage and start driving around at random. and within a few hours, you could have a really hard time figuring out where they had gotten off to. >> reporter: the u.s. believes a recent satellite launch in north korea actually included some testing of kn08 components. at that test site now, classified u.s. imagery is showing more activity, vehicles, personnel, and electronic equipment, signs the north koreans may be getting ready for yet another missile test. barbara starr, cnn, the pentagon. at the vatican, the first visible sign that the conclave to elect the new pope is about to happen. today workmen installed a chimney on the roof of the sistine chapel. white smoke from the chimney means a pope has been picked. black smoke means the vote is inconclusive. the conclave begins tuesday. cardinals are holding meetings to prepare for the vote. also today, the fishermen
ring and seal that benedict xvi used is said to be invalid. the new pope will get his own ring and seal. the man accused of killing people at a colorado movie theater is back in court. james holmes faces a new legal hurdle. a judge said the laws against jane sanity police are -- insanity pleas are unconstitutional. we have more on the case. >> reporter: the massacre at this theater set off a firestorm of calls for more restrictive gun laws. brought tearful testimony from victims' families this week. >> he was senselessly murdered by a man who walked into that theater with a weapon equipped with a 100-round magazine. he hoped fire, killing 12 including my son, alex, and injuring physically 58 other. >> reporter: those who treated
victims also carry emotional scars. >> this was a tremendous number of patients in a very short period of time with emotional stories and just a hard thing for everybody. >> reporter: lawyers for james holmes suffer a setback. the judge ruling colorado's insanity defense process does not violate his constitutional right against self-incrimination or his right to remain silent, making it likely he'll plead not guilty by reason of insanity. >> that will trigger the reasons for not guilty by insanity plea including a required evaluation by the state at the state hospital. >> reporter: state law requires homes to see cooperate with the evaluation, opening up his medical records including treatment from c.u. psychiatrist lynn fenton who alerted police he might be dangerous. legal analyst dan wrack says that raises more questions for holmes' defense. >> if you assert your right to remain silent, are you not
cooperate willing and, therefore, you can't use the insanity defense? >> reporter: the judge promised to answer that question at the next hearing. >> that was dave young with our affiliate, kdvr in denver. now to the economy and new signs the recovery may be gaining momentum. hiring picked up substantially in february, bringing unemployment down to 7.7%, the lowest it's been since december of 2008. the economy added 236,000 jobs last month. almost trouble the amount it gained in january and much more than experts had predicted. stocks are on a roll, as well. the dow closed at record highs for four consecutive days ending the week up more than 2%. president obama tonight takes a break from his push to stop the forced spending cuts. he'll be giving a sweep at the grin iron club dinner, a yearly event that involves washington journalists doing parodies of politicians. this morning the president stayed on track using the latest
jobs numbers as mother point against the $85 billion in cuts which went into effect eight days ago. in his weekly address, the president pointed out 236,000 new jobs were added in february, and the country needs to maintain its momentum by replacing the cuts. they'll slow the growth of the economy according to analysts. >> as democrats and republicans, we may disagree on the best way to achieve our goals, but i'm confident we can agree on what those goals should be. a strong and vibrant middle-class, an economy that allowed businesses to grow and thrive, an education system that gives more americans the skills they need to compete for the jobs of the future. an immigration system that actually works for families and businesses, stronger communities, and safer streets for our children. >> republicans continue to resist what the president calls "balanced deficit reduction" which means raising taxes while cutting spending. they say new taxes will crush
american workers. >> president obama speaks of his deep concern for struggling americans. yet his plans are focused on growing government, not the economy. he has no effective plan to create better jobs, more hiring, or rising wage. that's what's missing. >> senator sessions is the ranking member of the senate budget committee. he says that senate democrats will present their plan for a budget on wednesday. that will be the first time in four years. skywatchers can enjoy a rare treat today. that is comet pan stars, it's visible on the western horizon in the western hemisphere. folks may be able to see it with the naked eye. that is rare and very cool, i think we can agree. naked eye comets happen only once every five to ten years. a special thing will be seen. all eyes on the sky today as an asteroid whizzing past the earth. we'll tell you how that might affect us. and accused boyfriend killer
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testimony. so far she's admitted to shooting and stabbing her ex-boyfriend and also to lying about it. and she took on more than 200 questions from the jurors themselves. randi kaye has the latest from phoenix. >> reporter: for jodi arias, this week was all about proving she never planned to kill travis alexander. >> did you go to mr. alexander's home on june 4 with the intent on killing him? >> no, i didn't. >> reporter: the jury is well aware arias has changed her story three times. two years after the killing, she finally said she did kill travis alexander but in self-defense. she claimed his anger and the physical abuse worsened after she caught alexander masturbating to a photo of a young boy. if it was so startling, why hadn't she written about it in her journal? >> it was a highly negative event and a negative experience for me. it's not something that i wished
to remember. >> reporter: another week, another sex tape. this time the defense played mainly alexander's voice. an effort to paint him as the more experienced sexually. >> you cannot say i don't work that booty. we've had two and three-hour sessions many times. >> reporter: the defense did all it could to clean up arias' image, even trying to explain away the text message arias sent alexander suggesting she dress up like a dirty little schoolgirl. >> the idea of the schoolgirl and outfit, was that something that -- that you were interested in, or was it something you were doing to please him? >> it would be more for his pleasure because just being with him was enough for me. he enjoyed that kind of stuff. >> reporter: by midweek, it was the jury asking the questions. more than 200 in all delivered by the judge. they started with this zinger -- >> why did you put the camera in
the washer? >> i don't have a memory of that. i don't know why i would do that. >> reporter: the camera contained pictures of alexander in the shower. this one taken just two minutes before his death. photo timestamps put arias at alexander's house at the time of the killing. and what about arias' failing memory the day alexander died? she has testified that she shot alexander first and doesn't remember anything after that. here in court, her defense lawyer tried to raise even the sliert doubt that it was arias who stabbed alexander nearly 30 times, then sliced his throat so deep his head was nearly cut off. >> do you have any memories of slashing mr. alexander's throat? >> no. >> when you were asking on cross-examination if you did that, do you recall telling us that you did?
>> yes. >> was that a recollection or logical assumption on your part? >> it was definitely not a recollection. >> reporter: the jury also wanted to know this -- >> why did you place travis' body back in the shower? >> i could only speculate because i don't remember. >> reporter: and this -- >> why is it that you have no memory of stabbing travis? >> i can't really explain why my mind did what it did. maybe because it's too horrible. >> reporter: when the jury's questions were done, arias' defense lawyer stepped in yet again to try to repair the damage. >> jodi, that is the ultimate question. why should anybody believe you now? >> i lied a lot in the beginning. i understand that there will
always be questions. but all i can do at this point is say what happened to the best of my recollection. and if i'm convicted, that's because of my own bad choices. >> object -- >> in the beginning. >> reporter: bad choices that could cost her her life. randi kaye, cnn, phoenix. it is a big day for space geeks. an asteroid is flying past the earth today. what will it mean for us earthlings, next. if are you leaving the house now, a reminder. you can continue watching cnn from your mobile phone, and you can watch cnn live from your laptop. go to cnn.com/tv. f cold feels n. why don't you use bengay zero degrees? it's the one you store in the freezer. same medicated pain reliever used by physical therapists. that's chilly! [ male announcer ] bengay zero degrees. freeze and move on. to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today?
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if . it's happening again. a space rock is passing us, 2.5 times the distance of the earth to the moon, how far away it is. i asked what it might mean to us earthlings? >> these things happen all the time. we're able to see them better so we're seeing more of them. but objects -- well, let of meteors are hitting the earth every second. about 100 tons worth of material is falling on the earth every day. this one meteor that went over russia was a rare event. once every century. the asteroid that we're now seeing, i think it's about a million tons. that kind of object impacts on the earth about once every million years. and therefore, you know, i don't think we have to worry about that. and it's neat that we can see them. but in fact, one day there will be a big object heading toward us, and -- about every hundred
million years there's an object that is large enough as it once did 65 million years ago to wipe out the dinosaurs. and the interesting thing is because we can now see large objects well in advance, we might be able to see it well enough in advance to do something about it and deflect it before it hits the earth. >> i want to ask about that. first, i want to know that if this object, the size of a city block, a million tons as you say, were to hit earth, how much damage are we talking about? >> well, we're talking about a huge amounts of damage. not enough to destroy civilization or wipe out the species. it's a -- enough to cause incredible climate change, and it would probably -- it's hard to estimate, it would be like many, many, many nuclear weapons explosions. would be severe damage. depending where it hit, if it hit in the ocean it could cause a tsunami. so it would kill a lot of people, but not wipe out the species. >> sure. you said there could be time to divert an asteroid. first off, there's -- i might be
concerned because we didn't know about this one, we found out on sunday. that's not a lot of lead time. what would you need to do to divert an asteroid? i'm assuming that you're going to tell me it's not some intervention a la armegeddon that involves bruce willis and ben affleck? >> it doesn't involve bruce willis and ben affleck, but it's not that different. even though this would cause a significant amount of devastation, this is not large enough to be planet threatening. the ones that are large enough to be planet threatening is ten kilometers across or something. those we could see a few years in advance probably. and then there are various ways, including sending a rockets ship up and maybe landing on it and running your rocket engines. a little bit, if you're far enough from the earth, you have to divert it a little bit for it to miss the earth. it's not science fiction. it's important that we have a monitoring system that can look at all objects. this one is not that close, not near as close as the asteroid a
few weeks ago. it's farther away than the moon. in it's fascinating stuff. a little scary. lawrence, i will tell you, you make me feel a little more secure. that was theoretical physicist lawrence krause. thanks to him. overall, beer consumption, uh-huh, it is down in the u.s. what's this about? a former journalist who bet on brooklyn and a high-quality brew is finding a lot of fans. tom foreman takes us on this american journey. >> reporter: every day amid the hustle and humidity of brooklyn, something is brewing at steve hintedy's place. it looks like, tastes like, and goes down like beer. but it smells like success. >> we sell beer now in 25 states. and the name brooklyn rings bells in sweden, in britain, in italy, in france, in germany, in japan, in china. >> reporter: hindi was a
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the ceo of delta has sharp criticism for a new tsa through allows small knives inside the cabin of a plane. the tsa is allowing knives six centimeters or shorter, no wider than half an inch. delta's richard anderson sent a letter to the transportation security administration saying, "these items have been banned for more than 11 years and will add little value to the customer security process flow in relation to the additional risk for our cabin, staff, and customers." the head of the association of flight attendants also says it's a bad idea. >> myself, i'm a flight attendant with alaska airlines. and that's one of the airlines that also was opposed to this years ago. we're expecting more airlines to join in this effort today. as alaska airlines' at the time remarked in 2000, the passenger
had a 2.5-inch knife and attacked crew members. he says that a weapon such as a pointed tip could cause great harm on crew members and passengers in the cabin. so the story was the same seven years ago as it is today. >> the tsa says it's lifting the small knives ban to match international rules. boxcutters and razor blades are still banned. tsa leaders say the prime concern for its security agents is not letting an ied, imvised explosive device, on to a plane. that's what happened in newark. according to the "new york post," the paper reports the device was a test and newark's failure to find it is one of a series of lapses at the airport. cnn's mary snowe has the story. >> reporter: the test at newark airport was to see if a fake improvised explosive device could get past screeners. according to the "new york post" it did. it quotes sources saying an undercover tsa inspectortor with a mock ied in his pant went
through twice including during a pat-down. the tsa wouldn't confirm the report but said in a statement, "due to the security-sensitive nature of the tests, tsa does not publicly share details about how they are conducted, what specifically is tested or the outcomes." the tsa says it regularly conducts covert testing. this is what it looks like. >> slip the detonator in. get this thing positioned. >> reporter: cnn went along with undercover inspectors called red teams in 2008. the inspector had a fake ied on him when he went through security at tampa national airport. a screener failed to detect the device, and the undercover inspector instructed him on what he did wrong. >> you have to get my shirt up. >> okay. >> to inspect it, okay? that's what i want you to do now. >> reporter: just how many screeners fail to detect devices in these drills is unclear. but one aviation security analyst says some failures are to be expected. >> there are a lot of very
important lessons to be learned in order to improve the program and to increase the level of alert and professionalism of the people that implement it. >> reporter: this week the head of the tsa said protecting against ieds are the top priority. >> the greatest risk is ieds, explosive, chemical initiator, whatever it may be, that's what i want our security officers to focus on. >> reporter: while the tsa hasn't focused on newark airport, the airport has had issues in the recent years. a man named romeo slipped past, forcing the airport to shut down for hours. there were firings due to lapses and thefts. administrator chip paulie says it's unclear why newark continues to make headlines. >> i don't understand why it should be, but that would tell you that they've had a lot of
problems at newark which is probably why they keep testing it. >> the issues at newark airport have prompted calls for a security review. congressman peter king, former chairman of the house committee on homeland security, wrote to the tsa administrator asking for a top-to-bottom look at newark's tsa operations and a plan to fix them. mary snowe, cnn, new york. don't forget to set your clocks an hour forward tonight. daylight saving time starts at 2:00 a.m. tomorrow. you will unfortunately lose that extra hour of sleep. on the upside, it means you'll have an extra hour of sunlight every evening. the conclave is about to begin. but the cardinals aren't seeing eye to eye on a key issue. we'll tell you what that is next. ad she can't always move the way she wants. now you can. with stayfree ultra thins. flexible layers move with your body while thermocontrol wicks moisture away. keep moving. stayfree.
in just a few days, the catholic church could have a new leader. the conclave to elect a new pope begins on tuesday. the voting process is steeped in ritual, tradition, and, in this case, palpable tension. ben wedeman reports. >> reporter: when the cardinals gather inside the sistine chapel next week to select a pope, they'll be sworn to secrecy. the chapel's swept for listening devices, electronic countermeasures deployed to prevent the use of any electronic communication. as the cardinals gathered before being cut off from the outside world, word is leak being a rift between the cardinals from north and south america and cardinals from other countries over timing of the conclave. those from the americas wanted to air issues before the conclave. the others wanted to just get on
it w it. >> there's a guerrilla insurrection going on between those who are conservative but progressive in terms of business management that want to shake things up around this place. and i think part of the drama of this conclave is going to be which one of those currents prevails. >> reporter: all that according to the future to officials who are talking but asking not to be named. tuesday the conclave will begin with a special mass in the morning and a first vote in the afternoon inside the sistine chapel where work crews have been busy preparing the building for its historic role. the cardinals' movement will be closely restricted to between the chapel and the nearby living quarters inside this vatican residence. the rooms, all without televisions, radios, phones or internet, assigned by lottery. once voting gets underway, the cardinals will cast ballots in order of seniority. and they're not allowed to vote for themselves.
they'll keep voting up to four billion -- fourball on the a day until the majority is reached. after each vote the ballots are burned, sending up the now-famous smoke signals, black for no winner, white for a new pope. the big question now, how long before the white smoke. they know that if this conclave goes more than three or four days the drumbeat in the media will be paralysis and crisis in the vatican. they want to get this wrapped up. on the other hand, right now they don't have a clear frontreturn so they've got about -- front-runner, so they've got about four days to get their act together so this does not become a gridlocked conclave. whenever it comes, a crowd will be eagerly awaiting just like they did eight years ago to bright the new pontiff to sit on the throne of st. peter. cnn, rome. the nra takes aim at legendary rocker bon jovi.
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12th studio album coming out in a few days. as you move on from the "slippery when wet" days and going g into decade two, three, and starting the fourth, do you feel sfoblt write music that is more socially conscious? >> no. but i'd say when i was 25, i was never going to be 50 painting my fingernails black and writing [ bleep ] on my belly. >> okay. >> but i said that, you know. i said it as a kid, and then i grew into that which was good. and the truth was that when you are 25, you should write "you give love a bad name." who wouldn't want to write that at 25? that was what life was about. if i was 50 trying to write that now, i'd be deemed a dirty old man. it would be a little sick and twisted, you know. >> reporter: there are some who are doing it. >> not me. not me. we've grown up in public. that's soerlt rt of the cutenes. you can go on. with my hair down to here.
♪ you give love a bad name that's cool. you know, that's fine. that's not who i am now. you know, it's -- it's a progression, an evolution. >> reporter: what about now, hen the name of the album? what's the message of that lead single at the top? ♪ i ain't a soldier but i'm here to take a stand because we can ♪ >> reporter: "because we can," is it a nod? >> a little bit, you not directly -- it's not that. it's, you know, where should we, because we can. you know, why should we get involved in making our neighborhood a better place, because we have to. you know, and because we can -- "because we can" just sang a little better. >> reporter: let's talk about things you do off stage. let's talk about home. grew up in new jersey. we all know what happened there with hurricane sandy. what did you feel when you went back and saw what had happened to the shore and to the communities and the people
there? >> i was devastated. these were my people. this was, you know, where i grew up. these were my memories, my family, my personal property. these were my everythings. it makes you more aware next time you see tragedy on cnn that that is somebody's people. that is somebody's neighbors. and you know, and you can't think of it just in the context of television where you feel empathy. you have to -- you take to the next level and say we can help that. >> i want to get to the gun issue. the nra put you on the list of enemies. >> oh, well. >> why would they do that? what are your thoughts on this proposed ban on some semiautomatic weapons? >> i'm all for it. i'm all for it. you know, i think background checks should be mandatory. i don't believe that you need assault weapons in the woods to hunt. i believe that 50-round clips
doesn't really make it fair game, does it? i think it just -- it's a little extreme. ♪ >> reporter: what do you want to do that you haven't done? i mean, you've done so much. what do you want to do? >> i have a bucket list. but i'll leave it at that. people should always have a buck the list. they should always have a list of things that they haven't done that they want to do. i think when you stop dreaming, stop reaching, then you start slowing down. then you get bored. i'm not bored. ♪ >> you can see more of this interview with onbon overoh line at -- jon bon jovi on line at cnn.com. if you love sports cars and have cash to splash, watch out for the fufati. we'll tell you why it will make your heart go vroom, vroom every
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if you have a couple million to spare and you feel the need for speed, the bugatti is one car you might want to own. the show room in london says the exclusive car can rolling off the lot. your jim boulden has the details. >> reporter: it's the sound of a finally tuned hyper sports car, and the sound and sight of hyper wealth. the bugatti grand sport, zero to 60 in under three seconds. two bu gattis costing around $13 million each are tucked away amongst the bentleys at j.r. owen's show room in london's mayfair. and if you want the keys, you have to go through anita. >> it's a very popular machine. >> reporter: she sells bugattis to the super super rich. she sold 11 in 2012 for a total
of around $15 million. more sales than even she expected. what was your number? your prediction? >> any number was eight. >> reporter: okay. so you obviously exceeded that. >> yes. >> reporter: what's your secret prediction for 2013? >> i try to keep it to myself. >> reporter: bugattis are ten times the sticker shock of some of these bentleys. so while the salesmen tend to those eyeing these british made luxury models, anita patiently waits for a whole other class of fire. >> the bugatti customers are car collectors, as well, so they aren't just buying bugattis but many other cars. they are car enthusiasts. >> reporter: not just the 1.5 million euro car. so who is coming to the door? her boss says it's more the british-based foreign nationals. >> if you are looking for one particular shift in customer
base it would be the increase in international domicile versus a decline coming from the banking sector. >> reporter: you can't test-drive a bugatti here, and they wouldn't let me take a spin around barclays square. propeck tif buyers instead head to france. these cars top out at 265 miles per hour. so all s it all men who come in and buy bugattis or some women as well? >> no. there are a few female owners, as well, which is really nice. i'm hoping to increase the number in the next coming years. >> reporter: if you're wondering how she is doing this year, so far two sales in two months. so she's on course to break her own 2012 record. jim boulden, cnn, london. >> not a bad car. >> i like that assignment. >> pretty sweet. "cnn newsroom" starts at the top of the hour. fred, what do you have? >> better on the racetrack. >> definitely. >> we have a lot straight ahead in the noon eastern hour.
we have a story, a legal case about a mom sending her kids to visit, you know, the grandparents, but then the mom allegedly sends some weapons for the kids to do harm. very odd, bizarre story. our legal guy will tackle that one. then it is happening all too often. children's social security numbers being stolen. the identity theft problem has now branched out involving your kids. how to protect your kids. then the oz, the great and the powerful, is it a great and powerful movie? gray drake will be along to give us an idea if you should see it. >> it does look beautiful. the cinematography looks amazing. >> it is eye candy. but does it have the content, i guess, that will keep you at the edge of your seat? >> somebody in my ear said does it have flying monkeys? >> we'll see. there are a few things from the