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>> is that what you do on good morning, america. winter storm emergency. those two storms about to collide and wreak havoc across 35 states, kansas to new york and maine bracing for snow, rain and ice. spinouts already across the midwest. and lightning igniting this pickup truck down south. now more than a thousand flights canceled. our team is across the storm zone. also this morning, president trump is denying that new report claiming he asked his former acting attorney general if he could intervene in the michael cohen hush money investigation. new questions for jussie smollett. the fbi now investigating whether the "empire" star played a role in sending that threatening letter to himself. chilling new details in the case of that missing mom who disappeared on thanksgiving.
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her fiance now in shackles charged with murder. how her parents may have found evidence investigators missed. actress mandy moore's candid revelation about her marriage to singer ryan adams calling the relationship entirely unhealthy. >> i felt like i was drowning. >> as he now faces sexual misconduct allegations from multiple women. ♪ baby love and star power shower. duchess meghan taking manhattan by storm. how she's celebrating her baby-to-be with superstar serena williams and more. ♪ baby love my baby love and good morning, america. meghan may have to get out ahead of the storm. >> i know. we want to get right to those two storms colliding bringing heavy snow and ice to the north. take a live look at the capitol in washington, d.c. and then that's the white house? wow.
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>> looks like a white house. down south take a look at the torrential rain. that's sparking a lot of fears of flooding this morning as those commuters are on their way to work. we're going to go right to ginger who is starting our coverage here in times square. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, michael. that snow in washington, d.c., will be creeping from south to north and will be here after noon. the noon hour, so look for it there. it's going to change to sleet then rain. but let's look at minneapolis where it will stay all snow and they should end up with somewhere between 6 and 9 inches of snow. that is what it looks like on the roads already this morning. schools are closed there. we have winter weather advisories from chicago through detroit all the way into new england. and i want to bring you through this storm because there's severe storms on the southern end for mississippi. the snow has already started in virginia and west virginia, so let's go ahead and begin with stephanie ramos who's in charlottesville, virginia, where it's been snowing for the last couple of hours, stephanie. >> reporter: ginger, good morning. this is a massive snowstorm. here in charlottesville, virginia, you can see the roads
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are covered and the snow is wet and it's heavy. we set this cup out about an hour ago, you can see it's filling up. two to three inches has fallen across the area and this is what major cities along the i-95 corridor are going to be dealing with. 35 states from kansas to maine slammed with snow, rain and ice. overnight, slick, icy conditions making for some dangerous commutes, forcing cars in new mexico to spin out of control. kansas resembling a frozen tundra. plows unable to keep up. roads and highways littered with vehicles ending up off road. good samaritans and officers stopping and pushing and pulling. these pickup trucks slipping and sliding as they try to get a tractor trailer back on the road. drivers trying to navigate the winter storm conditions. this school bus sliding right off the road.
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luckily no kids on board. the driver not hurt. the extreme weather stretching south. in louisiana, this pickup truck struck by lightning. then exploding into a fireball. the driver escaping unharmed. the snow is falling hard here right now but it will eventually turn into an icy mix and then rain later on this afternoon and that heavier rain is what could cause some flooding across the midsouth. george. >> yeah, stephanie, thanks. we'll get to that. steve osunsami is in nashville, tennessee, and, steve, nashville has been getting drenched by rain all month long. >> by the time this is all over nashville could have its wettest february on record. across the south today up to 3 inches of rain could fall in in the south, flash
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this is a live picture of reagan national airport which is leading the way in flight cancellations. a third of all flights at reagan and a third at baltimore are cancelled this morning. more than a thousand flights are cancelled across the country. here in the south, this rain is expected to continue through the weekend as another storm system moves in. robin. >> we'll talk about that and go back to ginger. the latest on the track and timing? >> so critical. i've even got family flying in. let me time it out. most importantly, it is that transition from snow and strong storms this afternoon in the south, but that snow there that changes to rain in washington, d.c., by the drive time tonight, new york city, the drive tonight going to be a wreck. that's where the snow is really coming in. it will then in philadelphia be changing at drive time into ice and rain overnight so that's how the timing works. by tomorrow, it's all over but you will end up seeing a lot of that ice still on the roads.
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george. >> messy day ahead. thanks. now to breaking news overseas. a new threat from russian president vladimir putin. in his state of the union address he promised to target the u.s. with new missiles if america deploys medium-range missiles to europe. this comes on the heels of the u.s. withdrawal from the treaty that banned those missiles in europe and putin also denied the claim that russia violated the treaty and warned he would develop weapons that would hit our decision making centers. now to president trump's campaign to derail the investigation of his campaign. the president is denying "the new york times" report that he asked the acting attorney general if he could replace the prosecutor investigating michael cohen's hush money payments to stormy daniels. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, george, good morning to you. this report is raising even more questions about possible obstruction of justice, just as the specia from president trump an adamant denial. >> no, not at all. i don't know who gave you that. >> reporter: he's refuting a "new york times" report claiming he asked his former acting
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attorney general matthew whitaker to interfere in the investigation into hush money paid to stormy daniels and karen mcdougal. >> a lot of fake news out there. no, i didn't. >> reporter: the paper says as federal prosecutors investigated those payments, the president asked whitaker to appoint a more sympathetic u.s. attorney to lead the probe. according to "the times," the president's pick, jeffrey berman, the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york who had already recused himself because of his close ties to the president's current lawyer rudy giuliani. the department of justice firing back saying whitaker stands by his testimony to congress. >> at no time has the white house asked for, nor have i provided any promises or commitments concerning the special counsel's investigation or any other investigation. >> reporter: but as for that specific investigation in new york, no denial from whitaker. >> did you ever have any conversations with anybody about reassigning or firing any
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personnel including u.s. attorneys with the southern district of new york? >> congresswoman, i sit on top of the department of justice as you mention. >> reporter: in the end president trump ended up praising whitaker saying that he's got a lot of respect for him, but democrats on capitol hill are much more critical. the house judiciary committee is asking whether whitaker lied under oath during that testimony and, george, now want him back for more questioning. >> okay, thanks. let's bring in dan abrams. thanks for joining us. let's talk first this reported phone call from the president to the acting attorney general and says, can i replace the prosecutor? how bad? >> so, it's not just the issue that the department of justice is supposed to be autonomous. right. the department of justice is supposed to be this place where they make the decisions for themselves. the reason this is particularly inappropriate is because this relates to the president himself. it's not just about the president calling the department of justice and trying to affect, impact an investigation. it's an investigation that
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impacts him himself. now, with that said, you read this report carefully and it does not say that whitaker was ordered, was directed. >> he was asked. >> he was asked about it so the question becomes when you look at the details, did the president just call him and say how does this thing work? can berman be back in there, or is this the sort of thing that can't be changed? >> that might be inappropriate but not illegal. the question when you look at the entire pattern, the firing of james comey, the threats against the investigation, the threats against robert mueller, the attacks from the president, does that add up to obstruction of justice? what does mueller do about it? >> that's the ultimate question. it means this report rings true. this certainly seems like something president donald trump would do and probably does do. does it rise to the level of obstruction of justice? comes down to the question,
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how much power does one think that the president has to do whatever he wants? and if you believe that the president has the authority to call the department of justice, change things in the department of justice -- even if it impacts him -- >> even if it's ill-motivated. >> meaning to protect himself, if you think he has that absolutely power, then it's not obstruction of justice. but there's no question this is an effort if you believe it to obstruct justice. the question is, is that illegal obstruction of justice? >> dan abrams, thanks very much. michael. >> thank you, george. now to that new twist in the jussie smollett case. the fbi is now investigating whether the actor played a role in sending that threatening letter to himself a week before the incident. eva pilgrim is in chicago with the latest, good morning, eva. >> reporter: michael, this morning, growing questions for jussie smollett, this as the two men who say he paid them were seen here at this courthouse. this morning, the jussie
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smollett case widening with both the fbi and u.s. postal inspection service now investigating this threatening letter and whether the "empire" star played a role in sending it to himself. the explicit letter which made homophobic and racist threats against the actor was sent to "empire" studios january 22nd and he spoke to abc news about it last week. >> on the letter it had a stick figure hanging from a tree with a gun pointing towards it with the words that said smollett, jussie, you will die. there was no address but it said in big red caps, maga. did i make that up too? >> reporter: sources confirming to abc news it's now being analyzed in an fbi crime lab. about a week after receiving the threat, smollett called police after an alleged racist and homophobic attack. >> "empire" isn't going to spend thousands of dollars on artists who would try to take us down. >> reporter: investigating
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whether smollett staged that attack with the attack of these two brothers who not been charged. he's maintained his innocence and says he has been further victimized by claims alleged to these perpetrators that jussie plays a role in his own attack. nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is doing. this coming as 2007 court documents show smollett as what accused of giving false statements to the lapd allegedly impersonating his brother charged with false impersonation, driving under the influence and he reportedly pleaded no contest to reduced charges and completed an alcohol treatment program. smollett's team has reached out to well-known defense attorney mark geragos. he's represented high-profile clients like michael jackson and they asked him to represent the actor. no decision this morning. robin. >> eva, is there any indication
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when he will make himself available to talk to police again? y iation his teamce. not heard we have been told from his team they have an open communication with authorities. >> thank you. now to an abc news exclusive with an american isis bride now hoping to be allowed back home more than four years after she left the u.s. to join the islamic state. she sat down with james longman who was there in syria for us. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, robin. for four years hoda mothana lived in the so-called islamic state. a 19-year-old from alabama, she says she was drawn to the cult by online forums of extremists. we found her near in syria in a camp alone with her 18-month-old son begging to come back to the united states. speaking for the first time on television, 24-year-old hoda mothana says she was radicalized and brainwashed by a secret twitter group of up to 3,000
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isis youth. >> when i was 17 i had an account on twitter and we were all just normal muslims speaking together and like we were just learning off each other, feeding off each other. we heard the caliphate was announced and then we interpreted ourselves that it was obligatory to go. >> reporter: in november of 2014, she left her family and friend in alabama crossing into syria. locked in a safehouse she says her only choice was marriage. >> does that sound crazy to you now? >> sounds very crazy. >> reporter: she married an australian jihadi, he was dead in three months. the next husband the father of her 18-month-old son also killed. i asked if she knew about isis atrocities. >> we didn't see much but what we did see when we did see it, we would see dead bodies in public. >> reporter: her friends and family say before mothana traveled to syria she was a kind
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and quiet teenager. >> she was gentle. she was smiling and nobody could have ever imagined that she would join a group of that violent nature. >> reporter: she says war has changed her, but she does admit helping spread isis propaganda in the past, calling for a tax attacks on americans on twitter saying, in one tweet, americans wake up, go on drive-bys and spill all of their blood. do you feel shame when you hear that? >> very much, yeah. >> what do you think would be kind of a normal -- >> maybe therapy lessons, maybe a process that will ensure us that we'll never do this again. jail time, i don't know if that has an effect on people. >> i don't know if you've quite grasped how awful isis was to the communities. the women enslaved. the men and women who were accused of being homosexuals pushed off buildings. do you feel regret and sorrow and remorse for being part of an organization like isis?
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>> definitely it's -- it's not islamic at all. i believe that 100%. >> reporter: the lawyer representing the mothana family says she's ready to face justice here in the united states if she's allowed to come home. >> she's trying to redeem herself and right now we're willing the u.s. government to take action. >> reporter: if she does come back to the united states, she can expect severe punishment but dealing with returning jihadis is complex. a british isis woman who also wants to go home has now found out that the uk is to revoke her citizenship. guys. >> james, if she comes back to the united states these were serious, potentially serious crimes she was engaged in so she would have to face trial and would have to face justice despite whatever sympathy people felt for her. we turn now to the new details about who will be taking the oscar stage with just four days to go. t.j. holmes is already there in hollywood with more. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: yeah, and i'm on a
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plastic covered red carpet that they had to keep protected for the real stars who will come up the steps and go to a controversial show. what a hostless oscars will look like. the academy just added more io anticipated academy awards. helen mirren, michael b. jordan and michael keaton will join already-announced presenters like tina fey, whoopi goldberg and jennifer lopez during sunday's hostless broadcast. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> reporter: this year's unconventional road has left many big questions about what should be expected from the 91st academy awards. last week the show's producers announced they'd be cutting four categories from the live broadcast to save time. but after overwhelming backlash from the hollywood elite, those categories are back in. >> we are outside theater number 6. >> reporter: so, how will they keep the show short? first off, no more surprising unsuspecting fans.
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>> you are live on the oscars right now. >> reporter: as host jimmy kimmel did last year to moviegoers in this nearby theater, and when kevin hart bowed out as host after controversy, producer embraced the idea of going hostless and think that could also save time and the impressive list of celeb presents will take on more responsibilities. a slew of non-hollywood stars expected to give speeches about best picture nominees like serena williams, who was set to present "a star is born." ♪ shallow >> reporter: the goal is three hours on sunday on abc. we'll see how it goes. >> okay, we'll see the over and under on that three hours. sunday night on abc. ginger. you can see the weather in 30 seconds. first snowy cities.
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good morning. i'm "abc7 news" metrologist mike nicco. because of the clouds, no frost this morning but it will give us some scattered showers this afternoon. chilly breezes today and tomorrow and more chances of rain starting saturday. today, 53 to 55. that's it. with the snow level that drops down to around 3,000 feet this afternoon. freezing cold in the north bay. a new 40s around richmond. my coming up, chilling new details in the suspected murder of that colorado mom, kelsey berreth. mom, kelsey berreth. corey is living with metastatic breast cancer,
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> the milder temperatures are here. no scraping ice. we're near 40 to near 50 right now with a chance of showers. you can see them starting to develop. they're very light on live doppler 7. that's why the storm impact scale is just a one, light. have our app handy today as the scattered showers will miss some f us and hit others. we've got a chance of more rain sunday monday and tuesday. >> coming up on "gma" -- new details of a suspected murder of that colorado mom who vanished on thanksgiving.
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announcing his run for president again, senator bernie sanders raised $4 million in just 12 hours, blowing away the rest of the early democratic field and overnight, the 77-year-old signaled he's looking for someone younger than him, likely a woman, to be his running mate. take a look at this. a seagull surprise. this family posing for a photo shoot for a lifestyle magazine in texas when a seagull stole the show and the french fries. the photographer says this is the most successful picture he has ever taken. oh, my. >> everybody else is out of focus but the seagull is in focus. we're going to switch gears now and go to those chilling new details about the colorado mother who vanished on thanksgiving. prosecutors revealing how her fiance murdered kelsey berreth and then used a nurse's help to help cover it up. kayna whitworth is covering the case from denver. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: george, good morning. accused murderer patrick frazee showed really no emotion during the eight hours of testimony
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yesterday but at times he did sort of lowered his head when investigators described in horrifying detail how they believe he killed kelsey berreth. accused murderer patrick frazee led into a packed courthouse wearing a ballistic vest and handcuffs as gruesome new testimony comes to light about the role that idaho nurse krystal lee kenney allegedly played in the murder of kelsey berreth. the colorado mom last seen on november 22nd with her 1-year-old daughter kaylee on the surveillance video at safeway. according to an agent for the colorado bureau of investigation, kenney told investigators that frazee called her on november 22nd to say she had a mess to clean up and that kenney said she knew frazee had killed berreth. >> patrick kills kelsey in a horrific manner with a bat in the back of the head as kelsey is sniffing candles with a blindfold over her eyes. kaylee was in the back room of
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kelsey's condo when kelsey was murdered. >> reporter: the agent testified that kenney said frazee then went to thanksgiving dinner with his family and that kenney claims she cleaned up the crime scene two days later, then watched frazee burn a black tote bag she believed contained kelsey's body. kenney, frazee's mistress, allegedly told investigators she feared for her children's safety after veiled threats from frazee. so she said she complied but claimed she intentionally left behind evidence of the murder for investigators to find. >> we wouldn't even know where the murder happened in the apartment even, which room or where it happened at all, without her testimony. >> reporter: but it was berreth's parents who investigators say first notified them of blood splatter in their daughter's bathroom nearly two weeks after she disappeared. the agent testified frazee said berreth was an abusive mother despite police saying they have no evidence of that, and that frazee asked her to kill kelsey.
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once even suggesting that she poison kelsey's favorite starbucks coffee, a caramel macchiato. >> patrick frazee contacted krystal lee in idaho on three separate occasions, had her come to colorado to murder kelsey. >> reporter: kenney allegedly admitting she did end up bringing the coffee to kelsey posing as a new neighbor but said she didn't poison it. now, krystal has also pleaded guilty to destroying kelsey's cell phone and you have to remember that patrick told investigators the last time he saw kelsey berreth was on thanksgiving. but prosecutors are using cell phone location data to prove patrick and kelsey's phones were together days after that. now, guys, patrick hasn't entered a plea and he'll be arraigned in april. >> so chilling. >> it sure is. thank you, kayna. >> very chilling. now we'll turn to that college student who's facing charges accused of creating an
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app that looked like a game but it was actually used to sell drugs. abc's gio benitez is here with the story. good morning, gio. hey, michael, good morning. yeah, we always hear about college students creating the next big thing but a freshman at u.c., santa cruz, is now facing some federal charges after prosecutors say he created an iphone app used to run a campus drug ring. collin howard, just 18 years old, is charged with felony drug charges. detectives say they were able to buy marijuana, cocaine and the party drug known as molly using his app called banana plug. you see it there. the app disguises itself as a game based around the university's banana slug mascot and brands itself with the slogan, we have what you want. now, university police say that howard was advertising the app with fliers on campus which led to that undercover investigation. now, according to prosecutors the student listed cocaine, molly and psychedelic mushrooms for sale, but allegedly offered other drugs upon special request. when howard appeared in court on tuesday he pleaded not guilty. if convicted, he could face more
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than 60 years in prison. what a wild story, guys. >> it really is. okay, gio, thank you very much. well look who's back. diane macedo is back. >> good morning, good morning to you all. >> and you have a story, wonderful story, update on a little girl. thankfully she's okay after she was hit by a driver. >> that's right, a big update from police and, again, i want to reiterate that this little girl walked away from this. it's hard to believe when you see the video but now police say they have a new video and that one led them to a suspect. >> reporter: this morning, police in california say they found the man responsible for a horrifying hit-and-run. 28-year-old dominic weaver was taken into custody after police say he slammed into a 7-year-old girl, then sped off. the girl incredibly suffering only bumps and bruises. this surveillance video from a neighbor's house in santa rosa shows hazel and her brother running across the street last weekend. that black sedan hits hazel and launches her into the air. the girl lands several feet away
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but then amazingly gets up and runs off. all this as her brother damian rushes to get help. >> i felt like i was going to pass out. >> because you were scared? >> reporter: shortly after, police found surveillance video showing the suspect trying to hide the vehicle. on tuesday, authorities arrested the man charging him with felony hit-and-run. back at home, hazel ann has this message for the driver. >> watch where you're going. >> weaver has now admitted to police that he was involved in the crash but luckily hazel ann is okay and hopefully this reminds all drivers to heed her advice, watch where you're going. i love her little stern voice. >> glad she's doing okay. >> hard to believe from that video but that's the good takeaway. >> good takeaway is having you back here with us. >> good to be back, guys. thank you. coming up, we have mandy moore's candid interview about he faces those sexual misconduct allegations.
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actress mandy moore is opening up about what she calls her entirely unhealthy marriage to musician ryan adams. >> i felt like i was drowning. it was so untenable and unsustainable and i was so lonely. i was so sad. i think that i'm done singing for today. >> reporter: the "this is us" star speaking out on comedian marc maron's podcast detailing her tumultuous seven-year marriage, describing it as a difficult time in her life. >> i had no sense of self. i was imperceptible, i was so small in my own world. >> reporter: she blames the relationship for stifling her career. >> i couldn't do my job because there was just a constant stream of trying to pay attention to this person who needed me and who wouldn't let me do anything else. >> reporter: she ultimately filed for divorce in 2015. >> i knew that this wasn't the rest of my life. i knew that this was not the person i was supposed to be with. i was not the person i was meant to be. >> reporter: her reflections on
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her marriage come as adams faces multiple allegations from several women who accused him in a "new york times" article of emotional abuse and sexual misconduct, with claims that he manipulated them into thinking he'd help their music careers while pursuing them for sex and then becoming abusive when they protested. the fbi is also examining adams' alleged sexually explicit communications with an underage fan to determine if a crime was committed when she was just 14. the singer responded to the claims on twitter saying, to anyone i have ever hurt however unintentionally i apologize deeply and unreservedly, adding, but the picture that this article paints is upsettingly inaccurate. some of its details are misrepresented. some are exaggerated. some are outright false. i would never have inappropriate interactions with someone i thought was underage, period. in november, moore married musician taylor goldsmith and says she plans to return to music this spring. ryan adams did have a new album
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coming out but it was canceled as a result of these latest allegations against him. >> thank you, linsey. >> thank you so much, linsey. coming up, as temperatures drop, we have an alert about space heaters and fires. and next here on "gma," lagerfeld and his multimillion-dollar cat. well, fans want to know what will happen to his beloved choupette. we'll be right back. well, fans want to know what happen to his beloved choupette. we'll be right back. ♪ if♪ darling, tell me me, loveall the ways ♪ay ♪ ♪ tell me all the ways ♪ all the ways
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late designer karl lagerfeld's beloved cat choupette, the animal that he credited with making him a better person. lara has more. >> a very special relationship. good morning, everybody. so karl admitted to borrowing choupette from a model he was house-sitting for in 2011. i guess he was attached to her and he wooed the cat with champagne baths and weekly manicures and he took her around the world and made her a feline phenomenon. with those breathtaking turquoise eyes, karl lagerfeld's choupette was the world's most famous feline fashionista, a regular on private planes, magazine covers and commercials. complete with her very own line of handbags, choupette quickly became a social media sensation with over 160,000 followers on instagram. but this morning, the fashion world wonders what will become of choupette without the legendary designer? >> she has her own fortune. she is like a chic lady, like a
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kept woman with her personal maid. she's never alone. >> reporter: fear not, choupette reportedly already has her own bank account worth $3 million thanks to several modeling gigs and lagerfeld leaves behind a fortune of approximately $150 million. and with no next of kin, it's fair to assume choupette's next few lives will be just as glamorous. lagerfeld told a reporter that choupette is, in fact, going to inherit a portion of his massive fortune and she'll need it if she wants to continue her lifestyle. lagerfeld admitting choupette had her own maid and favorite china. not clear who will look after her after her beloved owner is gone. i'm guessing a lot of people will volunteer. >> george volunteers. >> i had a followup. what's a champagne bath? >> i think it's what it sounds like. a bathtub filled with champagne for choupette. oui, oui, little kitty cat. i hope she's okay. >> i think she'll be better than most of us. >> indeed.
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>> thank you, lara. coming up, duchess meghan's baby shower and the friends helping her celebrate here in new york city like that one right there, serena williams. come on back. come on back. williams. come on back.
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welcome back to "good morning america." really wanted to share with you, on sunday a tornado in new mexico actually with the snow on the ground there and you can see all of that, just an absolutely stunning image to see in the middle of new mexico, because this is their first february tornado on record according to the national weather service in albuquerque. also, saw these great images out of yosemite, had to give you a little look at the winter wonderland. this is where i try to make winter look good, remember? is it working? are you feeling it? okay, all right. yeah, that's yosemite so you just to go there. a big no from michael in the back. okay, all right, we're going to work on it. we're going to do more tomorrow. until then, though, i wanted to share you with the next storm that comes into the southwest. tonight through thursday, you could see significant snow in arizona. we're talking about up to two feet. you see those winter storm warnings all the way to the mexican border both in california and just east of tucson. yes, the mountains outside of tucson are going to get snow.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. it's 7:56. i'm reggie aqui. and metrologist mike nicco has a look at your forecast. >> here's a look at some of the showers hugging the coast. the storm is a one and not all of us are going to get rain. you can see a little bit of sunshine right here. have our app so it will show you where it's raining and where it's going. temperatures are going to be on the cool side. mid-50s. more rain starting sunday. >> taking a look at the roads. we have a new crash in the tri-valley. we do potentially have some injuries as well. that's just blocking one lane but it's causing about a ute de delayed here, the bay bridge
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toll plaza. those metering lights still on. >> coming up on "gma" -- new details on megan's exclusive baby shower. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes. you can always find us
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m.. two storms on a collision course. 35 states from new york to colorado bracing for snow, ice and flooding. more than a thousand flights already canceled. our team live across the storm zone. meghan takes new york. the duchess and her closest friends stepping out to dinner. the new photos, who came bearing gifts, and is the baby shower >>spe heat dr. esngll oare delyngulan entroom ie lif tips your family needs to know this morning. ♪ i'm on my way celebrating chanel. one of the most famous fashion designers of past decades changing the way wenre. tributes pouring in from around
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the world, his everyday inspirations, and the questions this morning about what will happen to his greatest muse. we're giving one "gma" mom who calls herself oscar obsessed the makeover of a lifetime. she had no "me" time for years. this morning, it's all about her. wait till you see her transformation. it's all ahead as we say good morning, america. ♪ fun little gift right there. >> it is. >> good morning, america. hope you're well this wednesday morning. and just four days until hollywood's biggest night, the oscars, and we found a deserving mom to give the ultimate red carpet makeover by three of the hottest celebrity stylists all . you see the countdown clock there. she is so happy. we're happy for her. we can't wait for the big
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reveal later in the show. >> you heard me say she hasn't had any "me" time and it's all about her this morning. we'll get to that ahead. but first, that winter storm emergency. 35 states in its path bracing for snow, rain, ice. there are already more than a thousand flight cancellations, and let's go back to stephanie ramole good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. here in charlottesville, you can see the roads are covered with snow and it's a lot of this slushy stuff. it's heavy, it's wet. but it's continuing to fall here in charlottesville, and this storm really a combo deal of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that's slamming states from kansas to maine, and it did make for a dicey commute overnight. icy, slick conditions, cars spinning out of control in new mexico. so many slide-offs in kansas and plow trucks really trying to keep up, and this winter storm even stretching to the south to louisiana where a pickup truck was struck by lightning exploding into this fireball.
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thankfully no one hurt but this that we're seeing here is going to eventually turn into rain but it's already caused a major mess across the country. robin. >> it is a mess. all right, stephanie, thank you. ginger, so much of the country being hit hard by this dangerous winter weather. >> they are, and you know, we just watched the salt be spread all over here in times square. we're going to need it. it's going to start here after the noon hour. but this morning, it's already started. look at reagan national airport leading in delays and cancellations already, more than a thousand, by the way, across the nation with this storm so, yes, the snow is flying there. minneapolis, minnesota, also snowy roads this morning. their schools are closed again. they should end up with somewhere between 6 inches and 9 inches. that could make them have their snowiest february on record and we're not to the end yet. you see the winter storm warnings that include washington, d.c. up through parts of pennsylvania. flood watches from nashville to
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birmingham. we could see severe storms with this and that's in mississippi today, but let's go ahead and move to the northern side where it will absolutely impact millions of people from philadelphia to new york city. it's snow at first and changes to ice and then rain. we've been doing this with these warm fronts throughout the winter and we'll see it happen again today. you'll end up with that crusty icy mess. terrible for the roads, guys. >> i'm sure a lot of school kids are watching right now. >> harper is happy. >> snow day. all right, coming up, everybody, we have new details on duchess meghan's exclusive baby shower right here in manhattan. and in this winter weather, an alert about space heater dangers that could turn deadly. you're going to want to watch this. and, lara, what do you have upstairs? >> hello, robin, i'm here with style expert gretta monahan tohaing the final look together is hepawa for the big surprise. don't go anywhere. she looks incredible. it's going to be great. that's coming up on "good morning america." i like that one. ♪
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♪ we welcome you back to "gma." and this great wednesday morning audience that we have with us. [ applause ] thank you all very much. we are celebrating. tomorrow we're going to celebrate the oscars with "deals & steals" on star style. that is tomorrow. >> i heard there's some great stuff. >> when are you headed out? >> i'm headed out friday morning. you guys, thank you all for he s >> i thinkre getting close l e money to charity >> y, everybody wins.
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and we win with "pop news." >> i hope. >> good morning to you all and to you. "pop news" begins with a special presidents' day visit to ayesha curry's hot spot. president obama spent presidents' day alongside a year that and steph curry. the chef blown away by the group, sharing this snap with the former president and the curries and the caption, no greater privilege than to cook for this man on presidents' day. thank you for the highest honor, barack obama. teigen tweeting a boomerang of her and the chef sharing a drink together. mr. obama was in town for an event for the obama foundation, my brother's keeper initiative. nice to see them out and about. [ applause ] lady gaga will be at the oscars, but it's unclear who her date will be. "people" exclusively revealing that she and her fiance christian carino have split. there's no drama, it just didn't work out.
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sad, right, especially this timing. speculation began when she didn't wear her pink engagement ring at the grammys nor did she thank carino when she accepted for "shallow." on valentine's day, there was just a picture of her brand-new tattoo of la vie en rose, a tribute to her character in "a star is born." they had been dating for two years. sad news to report. i don't like to do sad news so, gaga, we're thinking about you. ariana grande, good news now, she just made history with 11 songs in the billboard top 40 and 12 of them in the top 100. that's the most ever. >> wow! [ applause ] >> guys, on the billboard charts at once for a female artist, congratulations, ariana. [ cheers and applause ] got to give it to her. she is on fire. three of those songs are in the top three slots, ariana taking to twitter to thank her fans, saying, i thought this was a joke when i saw it, i'm not
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kidding. i love you so much, always have and will. thank you for everything. ariana is the first act to secure those coveted spots simultaneously since the beatles did it back in 1964. [ applause ] unbelievable. they held the top three for five weeks and for one glorious week in april of that year the fab four controlled the entire top five on the list. i'm thinking grande has another record to set her sights on. "thank u, next." [ applause ] i had to work it in. love that song. that's in the list, needless to say. and finally, something funny happened on the way to the white house. >> what is that? >> to senator and presidential hopeful kirsten gillibrand. george, did you hear about this? >> i did not hear about this. >> it's a funny story. she was out on the campaign trail speaking to supporters at a restaurant in iowa city when she was suddenly interrupted by
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a woman on a mission for condiments. >> sorry. i'm just trying to get some ranch. >> gahd. [ laughter ] >> literally, she's speaking to her supporters. the woman really wanted ranch. that's hannah kinney, a senior at the university of iowa, who says not even a senator could stop her from acquiring her favorite dressing. she's now affectionately being dubbed ranch girl on social media. there are so many funny posts about this. one person suggesting all of the candidates remember that's what voters really want, life, liberty and the pursuit of ranch dressing. [ applause ] >> on the side. thank you, lara. now to our "gma" cover story. duchess meghan here in new york city for an intimate baby shower with some of her closest friends and amy is here with the details. good morning, amy. >> reporter: that's right. so we're hearing this morning that meghan's close friend serena williams will be hosting the party today in honor of the duchess and her baby-to-be.
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according to "tatler" magazine serena has been scouting the city for the perfect venue. a glowing meghan markle taking the big apple by storm. attention levels are high with the duchess back in the u.s. to attend her baby shower in the city, dressed in head to toe black and cradling her ever-growing baby bump. >> meghan spent four days in new york totally unnoticed, away from the cameras and prying eyes. of course, it wasn't until the word got out that the baby shower was taking place in the city that everyone swarmed and descended on the hotel, paparazzi, video crews, everyone was waiting for a big glimpse, the first american glimpse of meghan's baby bump. >> reporter: the duchess of sussex completing her daytime look with a neutral carolina herrera tote bag and oversized sunglasses and stepping out for lunch with her "suits" co-star abigail spencer. a more glamorous meghan was escorted to dinner by her friend
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markus anderson, photographers and crowds following her everywhere. among those joining her were all-star tennis champ serena williams and friend jessica mulroney. after last night's party, the big baby celebration expected to be today. serena williams will host the baby shower for the duchess. according to "tatler" magazine, the event will be held in the sumptuous penthouse of the marc hotel. >> there will be one more here in the u.k. sources confirm meghan will be having a smaller gathering at her home in oxfordshire with close friends and family that includes her mom doria flying over for the big occasion. >> reporter: while meghan has been enjoying time with her friends, her husband, prince harry, has been keeping a full schedule too, serving lunches at a campaign to end childhood hunger hosted by an organization that aims to provide an outlet for disadvantaged u.k. children through sports. next up for the royal couple will be an official visit to morocco later this week where harry and meghan will highlight the important role of girls' education and empowerment. now, the duchess is reportedly flying back to london today after her whirlwind trip. she and prince harry are
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expected to have another baby shower in the uk with their family before the littlest member arrives in roughly two months or so. but she is certainly staying very busy. i'm impressed. >> uh-huh. >> active. >> will y'all be going? you normal -- >> i already have my royal wave. >> you're set. >> i mean, i'm in. >> road trip. >> for sure. >> great, thanks, amy. we have a "gma" consumer alert now. it's about space heaters. the national fire protection association reports that they account for 50% of all home heating fires. so abc's stephanie ramos took a look at how fast the flames can spread and what you can do to protect your home. >> reporter: debra magee raced to her home in new york just two months ago after getting that dreaded call that her house was on fire. >> all i could see was a black cloud. the first thing was, where's tyler? >> reporter: one of her sons was inside escaping right before the home was engulfed in flames, melting two cars.
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>> this is where my son tyler was sitting. >> reporter: officials tell "gma" the fire was an accident caused by a space heater. in just the past few weeks these fires in illinois, pennsylvania, d.c., and yonkers, new york, all associated with space heaters. space heater fires accounting for almost 50% of u.s. home heating fires and 86% of associated deaths. >> it's not because the device or the equipment is unsafe. it's because people aren't using them safely. >> reporter: "gma" teaming up with montgomery county fire and rescue service to demonstrate the potential dangers of space heaters and how to stay safe. first, how hot can they really get? we just turned it on and already it's at 100 degrees. >> and you see it spiking to 300 degrees. if you were to touch that, you could burn yourself. >> reporter: our next demonstration, how quickly a fire can spread when a space heater is too close to combustible items.spe heater plo
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the couch and the safety feature an automatic shutdown if the space heater overheats has been turned off. >> you can see smoke already. >> reporter: in just a few seconds that space heater started smoking. >> look at it coming up from underneath the couch now. we're going to step away. >> reporter: the flames build. firefighters in protective gear step in to remove some of our cameras as the fire quickly flashes over. in just minutes that space heater caught fire and has engulfed this entire area. firefighters putting out the blaze in just five minutes. >> you could not survive this. >> reporter: to stay safe, keep space heaters at these three feet away from anything that can burn, never use an extension cord, plug the heater directly into the wall outlet, and never leave a space heater unattended. for "good morning america," stephanie ramos, abc news, gaithersburg, maryland. >> important tips from stephanie.
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let's go now to ginger. >> your "gma" moment for the day. let's go to little rock, arkansas, and this one, apparently it's never too early to take your first selfie. this is nia. >> are you taking a picture with your little phone? >> yes. >> can i take a picture too? >> we saw you. >> see the little peace sign. she's only 2 years old and she wasn't saying 2. she was saying peace and doing little duck lips and everything. we thought that was too cute not to share. thank you, nia, for having a little fun with us this morning. please put your "gma" moment on my facebook page. good morning. i'm "abc7 news" metrologist mike nicco. because of the clouds, no frost this morning but it will give us some scattered showers this afternoon. chilly breezes today and tomorrow and more chances of rain starting saturday. today, 53 to 55. that's it. with the snow level that drops down to around 3,000 feet this afternoon. freezing cold in the north bay. a new 40s around richmond.
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my [ applause ] now to the man known as the emperor of fashion, karl lagerfeld. the creative genius behind chanel for more than 35 years is leaving behind an incredible legacy. deborah roberts is here with that. i know that jacket you have on right now, that's chanel. >> as your beautiful mom used to say, cannot help it. i had to pay homage to the man who shook up the fashion world with his personal style and arguably his professional creative genius. so many reeling today from the loss of karl lagerfeld who unapologetically cut a new and daring path in whatever he touched. his signature style unmistakable. those fingerless gloves, that silver ponytail and oversized sunglasses. >> seeing him from afar he absolutely had this larger than life persona.
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it was a daunting physical appearance. i mean, he looked like some sort of strange combination of sort of edwardian rock star designer from your imagination. >> reporter: an iconic look showcasing karl lagerfeld's larger than life personality. >> clothes have to be clothes of today with background of tradition with proportions of something new. >> reporter: german born, lagerfeld who got his start in paris in the 1950s made his name after landing at chanel in 1953, -- 1983, carrying on the legacy of coco chanel while bringing an edge to the classic tweed jacket, little black dress, quilted bags and custom jewelry. >> he didn't invent anything. he reconstituted it for a very large group of people the only version of chanel that they really know is karl lagerfeld's version. >> reporter: even finding inspiration in everyday objects like milk cartoons, hula hoops
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and grocery baskets for some of his most coveted and quirky designs. >> he always incorporated whatever was going on in the world around him so that he produced collections that were distinctively chanel but always felt like they were connected to the contemporary times. >> reporter: news of the designer's death sparked an outpouring of tributes on instagram. fellow designer marc jacobs calling him an inspiration. diane von furstenberg saying he was a perceptive witness of our times. those alongside heartfelt sentiments from models and mousses like cindy crawford, naomi campbell and kim kardashian who labels him a true legend. "vogue's" longtime editor in chief anna wintour saying, karl was brilliant, he was wicked. he was funny, he was generous beyond measure and he was deeply kind. i will miss him so very much. lagerfeld, who famously lost 90 pounds in 13 months, even authoring a book called the karl
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lagerfeld diet, sat down with our diane sawyer on "gma" in 2002. >> and did you ever fall off the wagon? >> no, no. i have lots of discipline and i have a very fascist mind with myself, not with other but myself i'm a fascist. >> reporter: and while the fashion icon clearly adored women, he rarely held his sharp tongue, famously calling adele a little too fat and chiding meryl streep for her cheapness after lagerfeld said she turned down one of his designs. >> fashion has to go with time. if fashion doesn't go with time, fashion would be lost. >> reporter: but lagerfeld did have a softer side and was a master of maxims, collected in a 2013 book, "the world according to karl," where he acknowledges he's very much down to earth, just not of this earth. lagerfeld was 85. wow, what a guy. his loss will be felt in hollywood especially with the oscars just days away. who can forget that he has dressed so many celebrities on the red carpet.
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julianne moore won her oscar in 2015 wearing a custom chanel dress. her stylist posting this sketch signed by lagerfeld as part of her tribute to the designer yesterday. lagerfeld never missed a detail or an accessory and as you all mentioned earlier, his most beloved accessory, his cat choupette who worked very near him with items on his desk and of course he loved posing with the cat draped around his neck right there. quite a guy, right? >> such a full life. >> such a full life. >> this is really indicative of his work here, what you're wearing. >> safety pins all around this. i thought, what is this all about? this is about lagerfeld. by. >> you got that. looking good. thank you, deb. thank you so, so much. coming up, speaking of fashion, this lucky mom, i don't know if we have her in chanel. orad sre the
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secrets with us. the big reveal, oh, my goodness, is just minutes away. you don't want to miss it.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." time is running out to avoid a teacher strike in oakland. today the teachers' union will meet with officials after a new proposal was submitted but unless there is a last minute deal, a strike officially begins tomorrow morning. schools will be open and officials are asking parents to send their kids to class. >> want to head back to northbound 680. we now have a sig alert. we've got a six vehicle collision. i believe it started out as five and then there was another crash just approaching that scene. and, yeah, we still have the left lane blocked. we've got a 45 minute delay approaching that. avoid that if you can.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> start with live doppler 7 showing some light showers over the san mateo bridge. there's a possibility of spotty showers all day today. the storm is a one on our storm impact scale. use our app to follow them.
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>> we'll have another "abc7 news" update in about 30 minutes and always on ♪nd always on welcome back to "gma," everybody. the oscars are just four days away and for so many people, oscar sunday is all about the fashion. think so? >> no pressure. >> no pressure. this morning, we gave three celebrity style ifs two hours to get one busy mom red carpet ready. >> she looks great. in a moment we'll see her but first take a look at patti's story. for patti a mom with two kids under 3 me time is nonexistent. >> the wake up at 5:00 a.m. it's on. kids, husband, chore, work. there's no time for me. >> when it comes to a beauty routine, forget bit. >> what's a manicure? i don't know anymore. oh, that's mommy? okay. i can't remember the last time
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that i actually did my hair and makeup. i can't even remember the last time that i wore a clean pair of pants. >> reporter: the glitz, the glam, the stars, she's oscars obsessed and today getting the red carpet treatment with an unforgettable makeover. >> i am ready to get full on glammed up and watch the oscars in style. >> it's time to take this busy mom from high chairs to high fashion and you won't believe the transformation. [ applause ] are you guys ready to see patti? [ cheers and applause ] let's see one more look at patti, there she is before. patti, come on out now. ♪ oh, my gosh. are you kidding me? >> wow. >> you look beyond. >> thank you. >> how do you feel. >> i haven't seen myself but i
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feel beautiful already. >> i think you should probably take a look because you'll be as blown away as we are. take a look of the there's a mirror mind you. what do you think. >> wow. wow! i feel ten years younger. >> you look so great. >> now we're going to meet the glam squad behind this amazing look. let's bring out celebrity stylist gretta monahan, makeup guru mally roncal and hairstylist to the stars matthew yates. come on, you three. [ applause ] hello, hello. >> hi, sweetie. >> so good to see you. matthew, good to see you. you stay right there. gretta, we want to start with you. hollywood royalty right in front of us. >> she is so hot. >> what inspired the look. >> okay, so global runwayres inspire the look but what i'm super excited about, we rented
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this dress on an app. our miriam app allows us anywhere no matter where we live to rent one of a kind designer goods so no matter what event we have we all have red carpet moments in our lives. >> this would retail -- >> this is on the runway a few short months ago and retails for just slightly over $2,000. $100. >> saved awe a lot of money, from 75 bucks and up you can do the bag and zhuszh and the jewelry because they dress you head to toe. >> i like the zhuszh. >> send it back in four days if you never want to wear it again. >> you got to rent that zhuszh. that's right. but what is the one red carpet staple everybody needs. >> for me don't laugh, michael, it's this little guy. all it is is an elastic, i put it in every one of my client's clutches whether celebrities and all i do is let's sea you lost your cufflinks i could tie that up and you'd look nice and neat.
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button, everything. refasten and go. >> macgyver of stylists, i love it. i want to talk about the makeup, too. talk to me about the look you went for here. >> well, first of all, red carpet ready is always about a smoky eye and a nude lip because, right? [ applause ] thank you. because no matter what dress you are choosing it's going to look fierce and sexy all the time. look at the difference. hello! thank you. [ applause ] that's what this is about. another thing very important. i don't know if you know this but i'll share. translucent powder is so yesterday. it makes you look old and dry and cakey and let me -- doesn't it? so, listen, a little mattifier on the skin is going to be crystal clear but the pores, shine, completer a don't have tt of money. they are everywhere now and you can really just get that gorgeous look. pop it in your bag any time you're sweating or feeling oily.
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>> no powder. >> no powder. [ applause ] >> i need to get that. >> i think our glam squad does mattifiers on us and we don't know. let's talk hair. i love the simplicity. not like a prommy updo. >> this is a trend that we saw a lot on the runways for our new york fashion week. you'll see a lot in the fall. because she had a high neck we decided to pull it back and one of my dos and don'ts is if you show a lot of decolletage, a lot of hair but in this case pull it back. open it up. >> yes. >> we want to see this. >> exactly. and this look can be achieved at home with clip-ins from trendian and you can use anything. >> to make a longer ponytail. >> i love this. i'm inspired. >> patti, there's one more person who has not seen your red carpet transformation. that's your partner, ryan. so we're going to bring ryan out right now and see what ryan thinks.
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ryan, come on out. [ applause ] >> wow! >> oh! [ applause ] so, ryan, thank you for joining us. what do you think. >> she's beautiful every day but -- i think we'll have to leave the kids with grandma a little longer today. >> okay. [ applause ] hey, glam squad, mission accomplished. >> whoo! >> glam squad strikes again. >> but you look beautiful. we hope you enjoyed your look, ryan. thank you so much for joining us. glam squad, thank you. incredible transformation. coming up, we have an exclusive sneak peek of dwayne johnson's new movie so don't go anywhere. we'll be right back. [ applause ]
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we are back with one of hollywood's biggest stars. dwayne johnson has given us an exclusive look from his passion project, "fighting with my family." it's a story of a young girl trying out for the wwe but first a message from dwayne himself. >> hey, everybody, the rocket or dwayne johnson or as i'm known to michael strahan as uncle h d handsome at the sundance film
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festival premiering my new movie "fighting with my family" and here's an exclusive clip only seen on "gma." enjoy. >> hey. >> hey. >> how are you doing? >> yeah, good. you? did you bring it? >> yeah. yeah, i brought it. when is the last time you spoke to your family? >> a couple of weeks ago. >> i think we should call them. >> you want to call my family. >> i would like to call your family. so what's their number? >> am i in trouble? >> the black widow is in. as she taps out. >> stay there. the longest of all time. >> which is calling me during wrestlemania? >> it's dwayne johnson. >> yeah and i'm vin diesel,
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mate. >> let's hope not. no, it is. it is dwayne johnson. how are you? >> prove it. >> what the rock is cooking. >> yeah. >> i'm sorry. [ laughter ] >> yeah, that looks good, mr. handsome and i like calling you uncle handsome. "fighting with my family" is in select theaters nationwide friday. robin and lara, it looks good. >> i cannot wait to see that. we'll talk about some family here. okay, time for a little side hustle. did you know 30% of americans have both full time jobs and an additional gig according to a recent poll. no exception here at "gma." >> our brilliant makeup artist andrea fairweather isn't just working hard behind the scenes making us look good she is producing movies. here's a look at her latest,
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"memphis magic" a documentary about memphis and a dance born on the streets of that city. >> when i see people, there is something about those dance moves. those dance expressions that speak in a certain way that reflect a certain type of so soulness that can't be prescribed to people. ♪ juking >> they all say it wrong. jookie ♪ this is a book. what is this? you find it's a dance. what kind of dance. >> when i say jookie i think of elvis and take elvis deeper. he got his moves from guys on beal street he saw. there was a guitar player in a club on beal street known as the flamingo room and he played his guitar and he would thrust his hips, you know, like he's making love to it and elvis does that.
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and so he -- there are some witnesses who saw elvis there studying this act before elvis got big. >> when it comes to just the lifestyle of memphis it's kind of raw and rugged, you know what i mean, so jooking is life. >> if you can make it in memphis, you can make it anywhere. ♪ [ applause ] >> oh, yeah. there she is. congratulations, andrea. and your husband co-executive producer eddie, congratulations to you both. [ applause ] >> thank you. >> this was like, what, three years in the making. >> for him, he is the director, executive producer and editor of it. so eddie did everything. >> three years in the making. everything. >> don't sell yourself, andrea. you were right by his side. >>al variable now on itune, google play and amazon prime today. >> oh, today. >> yes.
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>> thank you. >> you know she can still jook a little bit. we sometimes backstage do a soul train line. watch, watch, watch. oh! ♪ watch. this is it. go! >> yeah. >> to give you an idea what goes on when the show ends. there's a whole other show. >> that is. congratulations to both. we love you. >> thank you, thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> yes. >> i knew she could move but i didn't know she had that flexible. andrea. a lot to watch when we get home. a couple of photos. if you didn't see the snow moon it's like looking at the spoon from the moon but really it's michigan and that snowcape just before the water there and i don't know if you want me to show you this or not but this would be the long-range forecast climatologically below average in the northern plains, much of the nation unless you're in
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florida, apparently we all need grab the umbrella. scattered showers on the way today and cooler than average temperatures in the low to mid-50s and it will be breezy and feel cooler than that. storms today, sunday, and monday, one, light, on our ststt >> we are all geared up for tstt hollywood's super bowl. the oscars and so are the advertisers. just in time for the biggest night of style, our sponsored walmart is launching walmart fashion. take a look at how they're planning to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes that make the magic happen behind the scenes. ♪ >> this year, walmart and six red carpet style i haves are dressing some of the most important people in the industry. the crew. >> i'm the wardrobe assistant. >> not a competition but i think my p.a. will look the cutest.
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>> everything we styled today came from walmart. >> i thought i had styled all of hollywood but this was definitely a first for me. >> we style the stars behind the scenes in walmart fashion. [ applause ] >> i'm inspired now i want to get eddy all dressed up. we can't wait to see those six spots highlighting the unsung heroes of the movie industry and on sunday you could shop the look that the celebrity stylists that credited both instore and on see her because sara haines has a little show. >> i've been waiting to crash that for a little bit. no, we have some real housewives of new jersey joining us later and have anna the younle >> all of you young at hearts, chloe moretz is here live. tune in to the oscars to see how
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we style the stars behind the scenes, in walmart fashi
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welcome back to "good morning america." here now with actress chloe grace moretez who has been lighting up the big screens. in movies like "carrie," "equalizer." now in "greta." so great to have you here. >> thank you for having me. i love it. the energy is nice. >> audience, giver it up for yourself. [ applause ] it's a nice group and thrilled to have you here. happy birthday recently. >> thank you, yeah, 22. >> 22. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> 22 years young and so many movies already behind you. can we show everybody what you dressed up as on your birthday. >> yeah. >> i guess there was a little bit of a '90s theme. >> it was early 2000 so i dressed up like britney spears in a denim on dennis dress which
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was absolutely ridiculous. >> you look incredible. >> it was very funny. a lot showed up like ashton kutcher or paris and nicole. i chose denim on denim. >> are you a big fan of th the '90s. >> most definitely. late '90s, early 2000s was such an iconic period for a lot of crazy fashion looks. why not take advantage of it. >> let's talk about way back wednesday since we started. one of your first roles was "amityville horror." the remake. not the one when i was younger. you were 5 years old. >> yeah, 5, 5 1/2 years old. >> your parts said no way you're not watching it. >> my mom was strict on me not being allowed to watch that so we would fast forward through the scary parts but watched my parts i filmed but all the really gnarly stuff that happened i didn't get to see till i was holder. >> hopefully you'll check it out.
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into another horror movie here. very, very scary movie. let's talk to you about "greta." you find a purse on the subway. >> yes, in new york. >>'s she returns the purse and things do not go as planned. >> where are the candles? >> in the cabinet. the lower cabinet. >> okay. ♪ >> okay. [ applause ] >> the music alone tells you something is not right. your co-star isabelle hubert with such intense content. how did you keep it light on the set? >> you know, we always try -- well, at least i think it's always important for me to tie to break the scene and laugh as
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much as possible and there was a moment in the movie not to give anything away but there is an appendage lost during filming and found it very funny to hide it in areas and put it in food and put it in coffee cups. >> too funny. >> and continue to try to find this appendage covered in fake blood in various areas where it should not be. that was a way. >> that's pretty amazing that isabelle hubert was game. >> very much so. >> she is phenomenal. you are too. right there with her. congratulations. this is so good. "greta," you guys. >> thank you. >> it hits theaters on march 1st. it will have your hearts beating. we thank you, chloe, we'll be right back on "good morning america." >> thank you. [ applause ]
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc7 mornings." good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings" and mike nicco has our forecast. >> live doppler 7 showing us sprinkles over the san mateo and that's heading south. the clouds are letting go, but a lot of it is evaporating. so scattered showers today. my accuweather seven-day forecast, we got a one today and a moderate storm tuesday. >> taking you back to the trouble spot that has been the main problem for about the last hour or so. just north of mission boulevard, sig alert, one lane is blocked. we got a 56-minute delay right now. things have thinned out and are looking better here in walnut
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creek southbound 680, no delays. >> time now for >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new series "flack," anna paquin! and to check out the hottest new toys, direct from the 2019 toy fair. two audience members joined the cohosts in our oscars countdown game. all next on "live"! and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪


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