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officer ambushed. the gunman who took aim at a philadelphia cop is pledging allegiance now to isis. >> shots fired. 6-0 and spruce. i'm shot. >> that weapon, a gun stolen from another officer. investigation and the suspect's on the attack. donald trump declaring himself all but unstoppable. >> killing everybody nationally. trump, 35, second 19 or 20 or something like that. >> what the new poll numbers are showing this morning, plus, it's handshake after handshake. will it pay off with the voters? and record jackpot. powerball fever is at a boiling point. will it reach a billion dollars? the long lines across the nation. >> i drove three hours to get here. >> what to do if you have the winning ticket? it's money on the mind this
hey, good morning. we are a nation in the grips of powerball fever. millions of us buying tickets, an act that really is a triumph of hope over math. >> yeah, here might be a tough pill to swallow, the reality of it all. your chances of cashing in, 1 in 292.2 million, which is about the same as your odds at flipping a quarter and getting heads 28 times in a row. i believe you got 27 times in a row when you tried it. >> yes, that was when i was 8 years old. i had a lot of spare time. and, by the way, notwithstanding the bad math, when paula and i heard sara was heading out to a convenience store in new york city, we gave her 40 bucks to buy us tickets. sara, how is it looking out there? >> well, thanks, first of all, for being debbie downers on this because in case you haven't heard, there are a lot of zeros on the end of this powerball jackpot, and i'm in one of the many stores across the country that's going to be selling these things faster than hotcakes. it.
it's the largest jackpot in history. $800 million, and it has people across the country lining up. here in prim, nevada, hundreds and hundreds standing in line for their shot at beating the odds. >> just play, man. you got to play. >> reporter: and at this georgia truck stop, poor souls from alabama, one of just six states that don't sell powerball, aspiring millionaires flock to pick up their tickets. >> i drove three hours to get here. >> reporter: according to the florida lottery, more than 16,000 tickets were being sold every minute friday afternoon, which equates to 271 every tickets every hour. at a rate like that, it's no wonder some statisticians say the jackpot could grow to $1 billion. >> next. >> reporter: there have been a record 19 drawings since the last powerball jackpot winner, so how did this happen? because, believe it or not,
the month of october saw the number of white balls go up from 59 to 69 while the amount of red balls went down from 35 to 26. that changed the odds of winning the jackpot from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. if you bought 50 powerball tickets a week, you'll win the jackpot on average once every 112,000 years according to this statistics professor, who says it's still worth a shot. >> with a jackpot this high, it's the first time that even is a good bet. so, i would say go out and buy a ticket. >> reporter: okay, you heard it from the professor. game. dan, you no longer have $40 worth of tickets because you're buying me some ice cream. pregnant girl problems. zane, hook me up with some okay.
with some winning tickets. >> yeah, bring mine, okay. >> so, sara, you'd rather have ice cream than $900 million? >> because my chances of getting the ice cream are higher than you getting your millions of dollars. >> very good point. sara, bring us back -- >> thank you so much. >> bring us all back some ice cream. >> bring me a ticket, saar r dan. >> okay, guys, thank you. we're joined now from austin, texas, by the multistate lottery association chair and executive direct for the texas lottery commission, gary grief. gary, good morning to you. so here's the big question, do you think we have any chance of this jackpot hitting a billion dollars? >> gee, dan, you're hitting me with that pretty early this morning. i've just barely had coffee. i'm a little bleary-eyed after watching all these sales happen yesterday, and sales are exceeding all of our expectations. we'll make a decision on whether we want to increase that jackpot. how much we'll do that, though, dan, that's still to be determined. >> okay, so you won't commit to a billion.
>> i can't commit to anything until i see those numbers, dan. i can just tell you it's going to go up. our players are responding like we have never seen before. i'm seeing lines at retail stores, so everybody needs to just buckle up their seat belt and see what happens at 11:00. >> somebody get gary an i.v. drip of caffeine and maybe he'll commit to a billion dollars before the end of this newscast. i appreciate it. i don't want to press you hard. i know there's a lot of data skill coming in. let me ask you one last question, if one of our viewers happens to win, what do you do once you,realize you've got the winning ticket? >> sign the back of that ticket and put it in a safe place. you've got at least 180 days, no matter where you live in the country, to claim that prize. take your time, get some good legal advice. get a financial adviser. >> gary, we wish you a fully caffeinated and fully calm and smooth day ahead. thank you very much for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you, dan. thanks to gary.
buckling our seat belts. this morning, we do want to move to the other big story we're following. el chapo, one of the world's most wanted has been captured again. the notorious drug lord apprehended in mexico six months after he tunneled his way out and now he's going back to the same prison from which he escaped. abc's matt gutman has the very latest from mexico city. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, paula. overnight the mexican president not mentioning a word about extradition. now, el chapo has already escaped from two prisons in his career and wakes up this morning in the last prison he busted out and even the local papers this morning are wondering whether the third time will do the trick. overnight, mexican military officials muscling el chapo towards a helicopter and a flight to mexico city. hours after mexican special forces captured the drug lord joaquin "el chapo" guzman. that last showdown playing out in the drug kingpin's home state of sinaloa friday.
compound, exchanging fire with el chapo's men killing five of them managing to seize these weapons including 50-caliber sniper rifles and grenade launchers. but not their suspect. mexican officials say guzman slipped into the city's sewer tunnels. he and a bodyguard spotted emerging from the sewers and carjacking a vehicle before finally being nabbed. seen handcuffed in that filthy shirt and whisked to where these pictures were taken. [ speaking a foreign language ] >> reporter: the mexican president declaring it a triumph friday night announcing the news to the world with this tweet, "mision cumplida," "mission accomplished." the u.s. department of justice calling his capture a victory for the citizens of both mexico and the united states. el chapo, one of the most wanted criminals responsible for nearly a quarter of the drugs trafficked across
abc news getting unprecedented access to one of them. >> okay, so right now i just walk right here. >> just walk gently through here. you don't want to touch the walls or anything. >> reporter: el chapo's capture ends the biggest manhunt when he escaped from this maximum security prison in july. in a straight out of hollywood escape surveillance cameras showed el chapo ducking and then disappearing into that mile long tunnel dug by his engineers right under the prison. the modified motorcycle zipping him to freedom in that million dollar tunnel to this remote farm. seems he had hollywood on his minnesota. just busting out of the prison north of here, he apparently contacted local producers and actors about making a biopic about his life and those communications apparently helped authorities track him down. dan. >> you couldn't make it up. matt gutman, we appreciate it. here at home, meanwhile, we have new video this morning of the shooter who says he was
police officer on the streets of philadelphia. that officer somehow managing to get out of the vehicle and return fire. we're learning more now about this gunman, and abc's eva pilgrim is on the story from philadelphia. eva, good morning to you. >> reporter: dan, a chilling attack. a police officer ambushed driving down this very street this morning. we are waiting on authorities to formally announce charges against the man allegedly at the center of it all. police say that alleged gunman claims he's pledged his support to the islamic state. surveillance video shows this terrifying attack. according to police, the man dressed in a white robe is 30-year-old edward archer seen here rushing towards a marked police cruiser firing a dozen rounds. he even reaches into the car before running away. >> shots fired. 6-0 and spruce. i'm shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> reporter: this morning archer, who police say confessed he carried out the unsuccessful assassination attempt in the
investigated by the fbi. abc news has learned the 30-year-old was not on any watch lists, but officials are now examining two trips to the middle east, one to saudi arabia in 2011 for the muslim pilgrimage hajj and another to egypt in 2012. >> this is absolutely one of the scariest things i've ever seen. i mean, this guy tried to execute the police officer. the police officer had no idea he was coming. it's amazing he's alive. >> reporter: despite being seriously injured, the video shows officer jesse hartnett getting out of his patrol car and chasing after his attacker firing back hitting him in the backside. other officers picked up archer just a short distance away. >> three gunshot wounds to the left arm is all we have. absolutely amazing that that is all he sustained. i cannot explain how he escaped that. it's nothing short of miraculous, and we're thankful for that.
hartnett's father says he rushed to the hospital where his son was able to talk with him after waking up from surgery. >> it's going to be a tough road. he's a tough guy. i love him. i'm very proud of him, and he's an excellent person. >> reporter: edward archer was treated and released from the hospital. this morning he wakes up inside a philadelphia jail cell. as for the gun used in this attack police say it was stolen from a police officer's home several years ago. dan. >> extraordinary story. i want to switch gears quickly, eva, just to point out that this is your first story for abc news. you spent many years reporting for our powerhouse station in philadelphia, wpvi, and you're and we want to extend a warm welcome to you. we're delighted to have you as >> thank you for having me. i'm excited to be here. and we do want to move now to politics and the first big battle, the iowa caucuses roughly three weeks away. hillary clinton's campaign sent some panicked e-mails this week and things are tightening up on
here's abc's devin dwyer. >> isn't a trump rally more fun than all these other stiffs? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: in south carolina donald trump touts the latest poll that has him on top. >> killing everybody nationally. trump, 35, second, 19 or 20 or something like that. >> reporter: trump's ahead by double digits with 35% in a new fox national poll but in iowa trump is at 23% in a much closer raid. today trump heads to the hawkeye state where ted cruz is in the lead and barnstorming the by bus logging hundreds of miles and handshakes this week. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: pointing out trump likes to swoop into iowa on his plane to campaign and then go home. >> labor intensive. you don't do it from a tv studio in manhattan. >> reporter: hillary clinton was at a studio friday in l.a. to play charades with ellen degeneres and president fitzpatrick grant from the hit tv show, "scandal." >> a selfie. >> reporter: clinton is not
from bernie sanders. panicked clinton e-mails warn donors that polls in new hampshire and iowa are seriously tight, and after months of mostly ignoring the vermont senator, clinton is going on the attack. >> senator sanders voted with against the gun lobby. maybe it's time for senator sanders to stand up and say, i got this one wrong. >> reporter: sanders fired back calling clinton a flip-flopper on guns after hours earlier questions about her personal life. >> what bill clinton did, i think we can all acknowledge, was totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable, but i am running against hillary clinton. i'm not running against bill clinton. >> reporter: with so much on the line, the candidates are swarming iowa today. ted cruz and donald trump have dueling events across the state. bernie sanders will be there too. one person not on the trail today, hillary clinton. dan and paula. >> all right. it was a busy place this morning. thank you, devin. and a reminder, abc news will
state of the union address and the republican response, which will be by south carolina governor nikki haley. that's on tuesday night beginning at 9:00 eastern. all right, a lot of other headlines to get to this morning, and for that, as always, it's over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> hey, good morning to you, dan and paula. strangely silent around here this morning. >> sara is gone. >> oh, sara is gone. that's it. good morning, everyone. we begin with the mother of the so-called affluenza teen spending the weekend in jail after being unable to post $1 million bail. tonya couch appeared before a texas judge for arraignment on friday. the judge having some harsh words for couch after she complained about the conditions in her jail cell reminding her that she's in jail and not at a resort. couch told the judge that she understood. she faces up to ten years in jail for allegedly hindering the apprehension of her son ethan, who fled with her allegedly to mexico. and rising tensions in the armed standoff in oregon that is showing no signs of ending. the local harney county sheriff asking for 36 other counties,
dispatch deputies as backup. by ammon bundy seized the quarters of a wildlife refuge and new problems for blue bell creamery. it's now reporting it found listeria in one of its production facilities again. last year blue bell was forced to pull all of its ice cream from shelves after a listeria outbreak. this morning blue bell stressing that none of its food has tested positive for listeria, only at that facility. and take a look at this freak accident in pennsylvania. judy bailey was driving her kids to school on wednesday, wednesday morning, when a pickup truck in the opposite lane lost its wheel and part of its axle sending them flying straight at her vehicle. bailey says she's alive because of something that her son did the night before in the driver's seat, which may have saved her life. >> my son was driving the car the night before, and he has longer legs than i. i adjusted it a little bit but didn't go up as far as i normally do. >> wow, and that extra room may
actually hitting her. amazing, huh. and finally, two texas tornado survivors are living large thanks to a generous millionaire businessman, ron sturgeon offering his mansion a family left homeless in last month's deadly tornados in that state. friday was move-in day for amber jenkins and her mom katherine. amber says she feels so lucky, she may buy a powerball ticket now. yeah, good luck with that. >> good luck with that powerball >> yeah. now we know ron's view on the odds of powerball. thank you, ron, appreciate it. >> if you're not going to buy a powerball ticket, then i think your couch. >> that's right. and here's why, because the wild card weekend, four big houston texans hosting the kansas city chiefs. you can watch it on both abc and espn, and joining us from the espn studios right now is nfl analyst, former player and coach good morning, coach.
>> good morning. houston, but not so much in minnesota. >> that's right. talk about today's texans/chiefs game, it's all about tomorrow. this game, seattle at minnesota. we've seen the freezer bowl. we've seen the ice bowl. the prediction right now for the weather, the windchill could make it feel like 20 degrees below or colder, coach. so, what's it going to be like for the players and how dangerous are those conditions? >> well, i don't know about dangerous so much is that who can withstand the elements, and both of these teams are playing in a big game. you think about games of this nature, the first thing you're concerned with as a coach for the players is their feet and their hands, keeping those things warm and then the balls. the balls have to be warm for the kickers obviously and the quarterback, so you can't heat them with any heaters, but that becomes a part of the process along with the wind conditions. is it wet, and is it windy or is it just windy or is it just dry and cold?
a playoff atmosphere, and it's no one gets any edge on that. it's just mental toughness and >> yeah, no one gets the we're going to have to start thinking of some names. we've seen the freezer bowl and to today. you once coached the chiefs and they're playing the texans. >> well, i like the chiefs. i really like the roll they're i think both these teams are they lost their running backs earlier in the season, but they found a way, chiefs, being, what, with two wins -- houston with two wins, and then they find a way winning the division, the chiefs have won ten in a row now, so i think the key is alex smith. he is actually the only quarterback in the playoffs with all the quarterbacks that has not turned the ball over. he's been in three playoff games. he's thrown nine touchdowns, zero interceptions. this defense of the chiefs takes the ball away, 119 points scored off takeaways. win this game. i think it's going to be a fabulous football game. both of them are built the same
way with good defenses, and it's not going to be a high-scoring affair at all. >> well, enjoy the games from inside the warm studios, coach, particularly tomorrow's game. thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you. and a reminder you can watch the chiefs and texans starting at 4:20 in afternoon on both abc and espn and this is pretty big because it's our first nfl game in ten years. >> it's awesome, man. speaking of the weather, let's get it over to meteorologist indra petersons. good morning, indra. >> good morning. have you guys ever seen golf ball-size hail? how about like tennis ball-size hail? >> no thank you. >> literally no thank you. it's dangerous. that's when they saw outside houston. you know when the national weather service says take cover, it's going to be a whopper out there. outright dangerous. you're talking about hail coming through the windshields completely wiping them out and today that storm is still out there. the good news, it has calmed down around the gulf, but it's going to be ramping up again and in fact, it's going to be making its way all the way into the northeast, so, yes, chicago, you're looking at about 2 to 3 inches of snow. then this guy is going to make its way into the northeast where it's going to be a rainy mess out there but this is the
look at these temperatures. you were already talking about it there for game day. 20 below. that's what it will feel like tomorrow, and, no, it's not just minnesota and out towards iowa. this guy is moving to the east. look at these temperatures. yes, by monday morning we're talking a whopping zero, that's what it feels like out towards detroit. yeah, pittsburgh, you're like a hint better, 4 degrees for you, new york city, 19 degrees. i'm already cold.
i mean tennis ball-size hail. unbelievable yesterday. >> and that's a meteorological factor -- >> you're welcome. yes. >> we should point out sara is back, and she got our tickets. >> she got your tickets. >> she didn't get your tickets? >> no, she did number not. >> ice cream, as well. ron, where were you preshow? >> unbelievable. >> unbelievable. >> while these two fight it out, let me tell you what's coming up on "gma." we've got new revelation ss to tell you about in the father/daughter murder mystery. the motive the police think this pair may have had for the murder of her husband. plus, lottery winners who lost it all. the important lessons to know if your numbers come in tonight. so we need to pay attention, dan, because we're going to win. >> of course, ron, you can space off right here. let's drink to coffee. an expert tells us about the many benefits of the bean. can it really add years to your life? >> there are right ways to do this and wrong ways. "good morning america" is
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it is hometown trivia time. you guessed it. and we are saluting our butte, bozeman, montana, affiliate kwyv channel 19 in butte and bozeman, montana. great part of the country. are you ready? sara, are you ready? >> yeah. >> ready. >> this bozeman native won an oscar for best actor -- let me finish -- in 1952 for the movie "high noon" in which he portrayed a sheriff who refuses to run when a band of outlaws come to town. >> john wayne. >> clint eastwood. >> wrong. >> clint eastwood. >> you've all seen "high noon." >> 1952? >> do you know when i was born? >> nooner. >> what, paula? >> the answer, the correct answer is gary cooper. >> gary cooper. >> gary cooper. >> that was going to be my next guess. >> we'll leave that one alone, paula. i don't know where that came
mountain and we do want to welcome you back to "gma" on this saturday morning. this is a live look right now at the university of phoenix stadium in glendale, arizona. that is the site of monday's huge college football playoff championship game between clemson and alabama only on espn. and now we want to turn to some big stories that are happening
captured, joaquin "el chapo" guzman is in custody after special forces stormed the house where the world's most notorious drug lord was holed up. steve avery, the subject of the wildly popular netflix documentary "making a murderer," he's got a new attorney on his side. avery will be represented by katherine zellner best known for working on what she believes are wrongful convictions. and this morning, a remarkable recovery for lamar odom out of the hospital now nearly four months after
he was found unconscious at a brothel in nevada. coming up on the show this morning, millions are fantasizing right now about being the next powerball multimillionaire including many of us at this very table. what could possibly go wrong? turns out plenty. coming up, the lottery winners who lost everything. ron is going to tell us all about that. that won't happen to me and you. >> just take a look at our winning tickets right
at those -- >> share. >> share, everybody. but first the new information this morning in a case of a woman and her father, it's a curious case, he is a former fbi agent. they're both now accused of murdering her husband from ireland. >> it's a bizarre story.t they say it was self-defense but newly released police search warrants reveal why officers think molly martens corbett may have had a motive to kill. abc's linzie janis is in studio for us this morning with the story. hi, linzie. >> good morning, paula and dan. according to investigators, molly martens corbett's husband may have been planning to return to his native ireland with his children from a previous marriage leaving her behind. >> my daughter's husband, my son-in-law, got in a fight with my daughter. i intervened, and i think he's in bad shape. >> reporter: this morning, newly released court documents revealing tom martens and his daughter molly martens corbett's possible motive for the alleged murder of her husband jason. >> he's bleeding all over, and i
>> reporter: in affidavits to a north carolina court, detectives writing, "jason corbett's friends and family say he may have been planning a trip to ireland without his wife allegedly for the purpose of moving him and his children back to his native homeland permanently." but attorneys for his wife molly deny the 39-year-old father of two was trying to leave. >> they had clearly made plans to stay in the united states, had gotten permanent residency status. he had married her and wanted her to be their mother. >> reporter: tom says his daughter and her husband were in the midst of a 3:00 donnybrook, irish slang for a wild fight, when he intervened with a baseball bat, which he allegedly told police he had given his grandson as a gift. >> he was choking my daughter. he said, i'm going to kill her. >> reporter: but according to the responding officer, neither tom or molly suffered any injuries and that in his opinion the struggle described was not consistent with the evidence at the scene.
denying that account. in a statement to abc news, writing that the allegations made in the affidavits are largely based on conjecture, speculation and hearsay, adding, "anything that suggests that tom and molly acted with any motive other than self-defense and defense of each other cannot be based in fact." molly and her father plan to plead not guilty. they're due back in court next month. molly is also fighting for custody of corbett's two children. they have been handed over to relatives in ireland, but molly raised them for most of their lives and says she's their mother and she wants them back with her. >> bitter custody battle. all right, linzie, thank you. let's send things back to indra petersons. indra, you say there is a threat of ice in the northeast. >> oh, gosh, it's winter officially, right? it has to really be winter right now, yeah, where temperatures freezing mark. those 30s, a hint of ice. we're taking like baby steps here. you'll notice right around upstate new york and also out through massachusetts. here is the big story we're all
week long, notice that little sliver of warmth we have left and then all the cold air that's going to be making its way through. let's take a look at that temperature change. 60s along the eastern seaboard for like a day or so. now let's talk about what the temperatures are going to feel like. a 30-degree temperature drop. guys, here it comes. look at this cold air pushing on enjoy it while it lasts. ah, i really need those temperatures to go right back up. meanwhile, showers, cold, and it's going to be wet. not a lot of rain but just enough, yep, it's going to feel like good old winter. >> this weather brought to you by carmax. i'm already cold, guys. like i don't even know what to do. >> and dan still --
>> no. i will take the lottery ticket you got for us. >> that will warm you up as opposed to the battery-operated socks that he never sent you >> that's true. that's true. >> i'm sure they're in my mailbox somewhere. >> don't hold your breath. >> empty promises. >> get used to it. coming up here on "gma",," could winning the lottery actually be the worst thing that ever happened to you? the lottery winners who went from millionaires to flat broke. ron has the story after a quick break. to the couple wondering what a good deal looks like... no. seriously? we'll give it a 6 for composition. scary. wow, what about just putting a fair, no haggle price on the window? not zany enough? sometimes the best deals
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money money a little pink floyd on a saturday morning. millions of americans united by a single dream right now, winning the giant historic powerball jackpot tonight. >> but got to break it to you, instant riches doesn't guarantee happiness. your life will certainly change and not always for the better, >> that is absolutely true. now, if you think that money is the solution to all of your problems, think again. for some unlucky lottery winners, it's the source of new problems, not least the which is holding on to that money. >> that first number up is 47. >> reporter: it's the moment most of us have dreamed of. >> your powerball number tonight is 17. >> reporter: would-be winners fantasizing about how we'd spend that jackpot. >> this is my toy. >> reporter: but what happens
nightmare? jack whitacre won the nearly $315 million powerball back in 2002. >> my wife had said she wished that she'd torn the ticket up. well, i wished that we had torn the ticket up too. >> reporter: at the time he said he wanted to use his $80 million take home to make a difference. >> i can take this much money and do a lot of good with this much money right now. >> reporter: but whitacre's entire fortune was allegedly gone within four years. and while he ended up giving some of his winning to family members, whitacre lost most to thieves, drugs and gambling. in the end he was left with a million and a half dollars worth of debt and a drug addiction that forced him into rehab. >> it certainly had been a curse to me. >> reporter: and it's happened to others, their stash of megacash squandered with stunning speed. michael carroll back on unemployment after partying away his jackpot, and evelyn adams left living in a trailer after winning the lotto not once, but twice.
>> are you a murderer? >> nope. >> reporter: abe shakespeare hit it big in 2006 taking home $17 million, using his winnings to pay off others' debts, but greed getting the best of those close to him. dee-dee moore taking advantage of the millionaire stealing what remained of his jackpot and then murdering him. >> okay, now here's some tips if you win that big jackpot, paula. take these down. >> writing. >> wait at least six months before making any huge purchases to prevent going overboard with things you don't really need although that seems like that's the fun of winning. right? >> right. >> also, create a system for saying no such as designating a trusted relative or buffer for the inevitable avalanche of requests from your friends, especially all the new ones you will soon have. and if and when you decide to go big, keep in mind things like yachts and mansions, football teams, these all require a lot of upkeep. on the other hand, with 800 million bucks, you can probably afford the upkeep.
>> i did. i opted for the real thing, the sure thing. >> you're not in it, but dan and indra and i went in on it. so, what do you want from us if >> could you just loan me like 100,000 bucks? >> you can have it. >> that's nothing. >> you can have it. >> paula, this has been recorded. >> and let it be said -- >> on national tv. >> i did send you guys a binding e-mail agreement. you and indra need to return it, okay. >> paula put her name only on the ticket. so, i'm wondering if you're getting cut out already. >> can i just look -- >> take a look at them. ron. >> i'll try to get them back. i'll try to get them back. coming up on "gma," perk up, people. when you drink that cup of "weekend download." >> these are all random? >> they are. >> random. >> pick them. >> yankee numbers. >> these are all random? >> random. a brand new multivitamin you enjoy like a mint. with a full spectrum of essential nutrients...
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cream will bring us "pop news." >> and no ice cream for you because you guys may be winners. and i'm going to eat my ice cream. we begin with katy perry making history this week officially amassing more than 80 million followers on twitter which dan is only slightly behind that. katy is no dark horse in the twitterverse. she's actually been the most popular person for awhile now having surpassed justin bieber back in 2013, but even for her, 80 million followers is huge.
ever showing a whole lot of love for one direction, which might support. if you can get in on one of >> 70,000 likes? direction. tweet, we can all get up to 80 million. >> i'm tweeting them right now. >> let's get those out there now, guys. and next up, i hope everyone has their predictions in for the golden globes. tomorrow night. one thing we can count on on is jamie foxx's daughter doing a stellar job as this year's miss golden globe, and that's because her dad has been putting her through the paces as you can see in this video from "vanity fair." after learning how to smile, wave, air kiss for perfection, jamie had one final wording word of advice. >> what if i fall, trip, what if i drop an award? >> it won't be as bad as steve harvey.
we agree with your dad's advice. it may be too soon but -- >> never too soon. steve harvey poked fun at himself a couple of days later. it's not too soon. >> there might be a meme floating around any day now. but, good luck. and if you're like me and you can't stop watching channing tatum's jaw-dropping performance on "lip sync battle," there is a very good reason for it, and it's not just channing's amazing wigs, oh, and beyonce, vox.com puts it down to the show being what it calls internet catnip. a combination of stars doing embarrassing stuff combined with easily shareable clips and in a "pop news" investigation, because occasionally we do those too -- >> boy, beyonce actually came? >> yeah, >> i found just how they get so many huge celebrities to say yes. producer casey patterson revealing to "business insider" that in the first season, everyone involved in the show gave up their famous friends, and now in the second season they've got stars begging to jump on board. >> really? >> yes, but the most crucial component, allowing the celebs to choose their own songs. >> oh.
what song would you -- >> something that didn't involve me singing or dancing. >> this is "lip sync battle." >> can i play drums? can i play drums? >> this is not your opportunity to look cool, sweetie. did you see channing tatum? he was elsa. >> i know, but channing tatum looks great doing whatever he does. >> you're so right. i feel like you could do "roar" or something. you do like katy perry. >> oh, yes. >> aren't we almost out of time? >> very soon. >> only a few seconds. >> what about you, paula? >> we just want to say there is a good chance that dan and indra and i won't be here tomorrow, so in that case, just our final good-bye. >> welcome to "good morning america" with sara haines and ron claiborne. whoo-whoo. >> bye, sara. >> see you next time.whoo-whoo.
>> see you next time. good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set. i'm stan verrett. some interesting action from the nba on friday night. let's start with the knicks and the spurs. san antonio hasn't really been tested at home. they have won 21 straight at home, but they got a test from the knicks. tony parker gets it to put the spurs up flee. next knicks possession. arron afflalo inbounding. kristaps porzingis throwing it down and the knicks down one. with a chance to win, carmelo anthony, no, he had to give it up to jose calderon, who missed the three at the buzzer. spurs hold on to win it, 100-99. >> thunder taking on the lakers, this one close, as well. third quarter, lakers down four. kobe bryant to lou williams, three ball. bang, bang, bang, williams, 44 points. lakers down one. less than 30 seconds to go.
bryant to jordan clarkson. lakers down one. 13 seconds to go, lakers down two. bryant going to try to tie it himself. he has kevin durant on him, and julius randall may be a little late with the pick and roll. bryant can't get that to fall and the thunder win it, 117-113. the warriors also winners on friday night as they stay on a roll. that's all we got. have a great weekend.