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and a great workweek and a beautiful shot from chopper 5. company company caption colorado, l.l.c. . good morning. closing in. as rebel forces push toward tripoli, secretary clinton asks for moammar gadhafi to step down. live in libya with the lates on the growing revolution. fit for a king. "the king's speech" receiving the royal treatment at the academy awards last night, taking home four oscars including best picture. >> and the oscar goes to owe owe "the kings speech." >> we are live in los angeles with the look at the nice big winners, the inside scoop on what happened off-camera, and all of the hits and misses from the red carpet.
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and homecoming. an emotional reunion as "amazing race" and new zealand native host phil keoghan returns. we'll look at hirs efforts early this morning february 28th 2011. captioning funded by cbs from cbs news, it's "the early show" with erica hill and chris wragge. >> and good monday morning to you, i'm erica hill here in new york. >> and i'm chris wragge in beverly hills. erika, good morning to you and good morning to everyone at home. we are here on the west coast to recap hollywood's biggest night, the 83rd academy awards. and last night it was pretty much a royal sweep for "the king's speech" with the exception of natalie portman who took home the honors for best actress for her role in "black swan." we'll recap all the hits and
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misses highs and lows the winners and those who didn't win last night's academy awards. it was a great show and we'll recap it in a couple moments. but erica, back to you in new york. >> looking forward to it. chris, thanks. we begin this morning with the revolution in libya. here is the latest at this hour. it is believed at least 1,000 people have been killed since the violence began there two weeks ago. the u.n. estimates at least 100,000 people have fled the country, and u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton is in genevaa, calling for tough sanctions and offering aid to libbians trying to oust dictator moammar moammar gadhafi. we're in tripoli this morning. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: erica good morning. this morning the government spokesman accused both the west and al qaeda of trying to create violence in libya. meantime, just 30 miles from the capital, people in the town say
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they're surrounded and bracing for a battle with government forces. the people have turned on gadhafi, and have now fought off his forces for days. at least two dozen are dead. >> using heavy guns and then after that the bomb explodes. >> reporter: the opposition has its own heavy weapons and snipers, and is determined to hold ground. >> we need freedom. that's all we need. we need freedom. >> down, down gadhafi. down down gadhafi. >> we need young people. that's what we need. >> reporter: with the revolution on tripoli's doorstep government troops have blocked the main road to the city. the regime still controls the capital, and has handed out money sunday $400 per family to ensure their loyalty.
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>> backshish, he tells me arabic for bribe. he blames the unrest on both al qaeda and the west which wants one thing. >> here it is again, the magic word. i'm sure you've heard it many times before and you've seen it in action before. oil. >> reporter: he predicted the west would bomb libyan cities and hundreds of thousands would die. >> the risk to the lives of hundreds of thousands of people is real and imminent. >> reporter: the libyan government is calling on the libyan people to unite and stop their opposition to the government, but the opposition isn't likely to buy that argument or to back down. erica. >> kelly in tripoli this morning, thanks. in the meantime anti gadhafi protesters are in control of the
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eastern portion of libya, and beginning to form their own government. for more on that we're joined by correspondent mandy clark, just outside ben ghazi where really this began, mandy. >> reporter: good morning, erica. well, we're west of benghazi, heading to the crucial oil facilities in libya. it's in between the gadhafi-controlled capital of tripoli and the rebel-held city of benghazi. this is what people power in eastern libya looks like up close. volunteers in the town are stepping up and taking charge like the gadhafi government used to do. protest organizers took us where the planning gets done. young men sign up for jobs and there is a bag for cash donations. arab satellite channels provide the latest news. do you see elections happening in the future? >> of course, yeah of course. people there, they didn't come
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from the streets for money or gain. they want freedom. they want elections, they want a fair system. they want a country with a constitution. >> reporter: there is a group trying to put together a provisional government on a national level. libya's former justice minister is in charge. he promises elections in six months. but first gadhafi has to go. >> translator: if things go wrong for gadhafi, he will kill. he is suicidal. he is a deranged person he told us. >> reporter: now aide workers are warning that eastern libya could suffer food shortages in the next three weeks. because gadhafi has cut off supplies to the region. erica? >> and that is a major concern. mandy clark from just outside benghazi libya this morning, thanks. joining us cbs news political analyst john dickerson. good to have you with us as always. senators mccain and lieberman came out with strong words for the president, saying he didn't
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act quickly enough or perhaps in terms of rhetoric strongly enough to this situation. why did it take so long for the administration to come out and say point-blank, it is time for moammar gadhafi to go? >> when i talked to the administration officials during that period, where the president was being tepid and soft in his remarks, they kept saying look we're worried about americans in libya, and we've got to make sure they get out of there. they say about gadhafi, they say he's not a rational actor. that's diplomatic speak for the fact they think he's crazy. and they thought that americans would be targeted by gadhafi, and they couldn't risk being harsh in their public rhetoric and having those americans get targeted. >> and then we did see that change right after, it seemed the final americans who wanted to go were on their way out. the senators also said the u.s. should arm the opposition. secretary of state hillary clinton came out and said the u.s. would offer any kind of assistance that they asked for. what do you see the role the u.s. role being as we move forward here? >> when i mentioned that suggestion to a u.s. official last night, the word they said
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is "blood bath," arming the opposition is not something they are considering strongly at the moment. what they are thinking about is trying to create ways to get humanitarian aid or create a lane for refugees leaving libya. they are talking about a no-fly zone making it around libya, although that would be something that would require international cooperation. so that's something a little bit further down the road. they will keep trying to squeeze gadhafi, but not just gadhafi, but those in his circle freezing funds saying that the international criminal court will go after anyone who person traits these atrocities. and the idea there is to break up the circle around him. if he's not going to go down then at least maybe those around him might back off. >> slowly picking them up. i do need to make a sharp turn with you now because one other story we're focusing on very heavily in this country is the potential government shutdown which could happen friday. however, there has been this continuing resolution which could be passed to keep the government running through mid march. do you see any real hope of
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compromise or rather resolution here? or is this just more kicking the can down the road? >> this is -- this is the hitting of the snooze bar. they will fund government for a couple more weeks, and then they will have to go right back to the conversation about how to fund government for the rest of the fiscal year. and that's a debate about how much do you cut? and republicans have a number around $60 billion. the white house would like a lot less than that. and everybody should remember that this is just one of several budget fights. this is just a fund government for the rest of the year and then there is another big fight about funding government for the next several years. and then we'll have another fight about the debt limit. so this is a tiny resolution which by washington standards is something, but there are many other big budget fights to come. >> delaying the inevitable. i like the snooze bar analogy. it works. thanks. want to turn to other other top story this morning. chris is standing by in los angeles. good morning again. >> good morning again. please don't mention snooze bar to anyone out here right now, if you don't mind. thanks erica. "the king's speech" is now oscar royalty, winning four of last
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night's biggest academy awards including best picture. it was hollywood at its best full of glitz and glamor. so taking a quick look back at the highs and lows from last night's big night. "the king's speech" the true story of a stuttering king's triumph. >> sucking smoke into your lungs will kill you. >> my physician said it relaxes the throat. >> the drama swept four of the night's biggest awards, best picture, director original screenplay, and best actor colin firth. a clear winner in the much-touted showdown with "the social network." firth says it took people by surprise. >> i don't think it sends a message, but maybe just shines a light on something which badly needed it. >> a very pregnant natalie portman won best actress for "black swan" helped to the stage by her fiance she met making the movie. >> i don't really remember anything that happened but the baby was definitely kicking a
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lot during the song portion of the show. >> everybody gets a drink, right? >> "the fighter" took home both supporting oscars. christian bale paid tribute to the real-life fighter he portrayed in the film. >> hey mate, you're the best. he's got a wonderful story. and i can't wait to see the next chapter of his story. >> and melissa leo apparently hasn't left her tough-talking character behind. the live audience heard an expletive that the viewers at home did not. >> when i watched kate two years ago it looked so [ bleep ]. >> it was one of the few spontaneous moments during the oscar cast. the internet was abuzz with viewer opinions. while some of the online reaction to the show was positive, many tweets kblandcomplained the show was not one of the academy's finest. good winners, few surprises, boring show. and hosts hathaway out of place. >> we're going to go into alec baldwin's dream and get some hosting tips. >> are you buying this?
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>> james franco and anne hathaway managed to amuse in their opening statement, getting inception style. part of the job for ann was seven costume changes, while jayne up staged her in this one. >> you got to wear a tuxedo so i wore this. >> eight-time oscar host billy crystal got an ovation that some hoped would make him consider coming back as host next year. ♪ ♪ somewhere over the rainbow ♪ >> the night ended with a class picture, the elite class of this year's oscar winners. over the moon while a staten island school choir sang "over the rainbow." ♪ ♪ over the rainbow why oh why can't i ♪ "the king's speech" got four as course last night, but so did inception, although for inessential,in inessential all were in the
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technical categories, best actor, best original screenplay. the cohen brothers "true grit" second, and now here's jeff glor. the news desk in new york with a check of the day's other headlines. we'll be back in los angeles in a couple minutes. good morning, jeff. >> good morning, everyone. wind-driven wildfires sweeping through parts of texas this morning. the fires destroyed about 88,000 acres from the pan handle to the texas plains. yeah, those were 60 mile an hour winds driving these flames at least 58 homes have been destroyed. dense smoke is blamed for a traffic accident that killed a 5-year-old girl. forecasters say the weather could be especially dangerous in parts of kentucky and tennessee today, as two weather systems collide there. that could bring more tornadoes. overnight twisters seen on both sides of the kansas-oklahoma border. no serious damage reported there. in missouri torrential rain
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lightning and suspected tornadoes damaged several power lines. frank buckles, the last surviving american veteran of world war i has died. he had to lie about his age to join the army in 1917 went on to serve in england and france. buckles died yesterday of natural causes at his home in west virginia. frank buckles was 110 years old. it's 14 minutes past the hour. here's erica. >> what an incredible man. jeff, thanks. we want to get to the latest now on a warning about a possible outbreak of measles. public health officials are concerned hundreds of airline passengers and workers may be infected after coming in contact with an infected woman from new mexico. joining us to break this down is cbs news medical correspondent dr. jennifer ashton. so this is a woman who traveled through multiple airports on multiple aircraft and then continued on to other destinations after she is done with them. as a physician this morning, how concerned are you about a potential outbreak? >> well, erica, there's cause for concern. there is no cause for panic yet.
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we spoke with an infectious disease expert last night who called measles the most contagious virus there is. so if you talk about the numbers, we know it can have a two-week incubation period you can be exposed and not sick for two weeks. it spreads via airborne parcels or direct contact. those particles can live for two hours, and you can be contagious for nine days. so when you talk about airport travel, that's a lot of potential people. >> and the numbers, the fact it can take so long to develop. the good news in this country, most americans, a very high number have been vaccinated. we're told this woman may have chosen not to be vaccinated. lay it out for us. what are the real risks here and what could we be looking at? >> so when you talk about the signs of measles, erica, typically begins with a fever and that can be as high as 104 degrees. and then you can get a cough, red eyes a runny nose. there is a classic patch that we see in the mouth. and then there is a rash that typically starts on the head and face and works its way down the
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body. now, in terms of complications, most of the time this goes away without any treatment. but potentially we can see things like pneumonia and inflammation around the brain called encephalitis or eye problems. most susceptible are babies who have not been vaccinated pregnant women who have not been vaccinated and anyone with a weakened immune system. >> and most importantly, if you think you may have been exposed see your
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thanks so much. that's your latest weather. now over to erica. >> thanks. just ahead, a very emotional firsthand look at the deadly earthquake in new zealand from someone who grew up there. phil keoghan takes us back to
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the new suspension he it is 7:25. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm sydnie kohara. the new suspension tower for the eastern span of the bay bridge will be about 100 feet higher soon. crews are lifting the next segment of that tower into place this morning. and when that part is completed, the tower will be 480 feet high. that's just 45 feet shy of its final height. layoff warnings about to go out to more than 400 people working for the san francisco city school district. that includes 170 teachers. the deadline to notify school employees about potential layoffs is march 15. layoffs could be prevented, though, if the governor wins an extension of some temporary state tax increases. the price of gas up 10 cents a gallon in the last week in california. regular is near $4 a gallon
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altamont pass on westbound 580 really slow in stretches from greenville all the way out to airway boulevard. there was an accident reported in the center divide approaching north livermore avenue and then you can see our sensors continue to slow from hopyard all the way out towards 680 and the dublin interchange. all right. your silicon valley commute just starting to see some brake lights here out of milpitas westbound 237 out to about zanker road. and wow, very bright this morning at the bay bridge toll plaza backed up well into the macarthur maze. that's your traffic. i guess sunshine is in the forecast, jim. >> it is in the forecast, which means warmer temperatures will likely follow indeed taking a look out around the bay this morning, we see a bit of haze looking out across san jose. temperatures up a good 5 to 10 degrees this morning from where they were this weekend. daytime highs headed up a degree or two upper 50s to low 60s for most locations, about midweek we will see the next round of rain ahead in our direction which will continue the scattered showers into the weekend.
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and welcome back to "the early show" here on cbs. last night's oscar winners, still celebrating their big winds. backstage, it's where the real fun happens. nobody knows that better than "entertainment tonight's" nancy o'dell. she'll give us the scoop on hollywood's biggest celebrities and we'll have an oscar winner joining us in a few minutes as well. good luck prying this out of my hands. a first hand look at that devastating earthquake in new
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zealand. the host of "amazing race" grew up in cris christchurch that was hit hard by that quake. we'll get more from him on his emotional homecoming what he found when he went home. first, here is jeff glor at the news desk with a look at stories we're following for you this morning. >> good morning. this morning the european union agreed to sanctions against libya, including a visa ban. hillary clinton is in geneva today meeting with counterparts to discuss the crisis in libya. >> we will continue to explore all possible options for action. as we have said nothing is off the table. so long as the libyan government continues to threaten and kill libyans. >> the european union says gadhafi no longer controls most of libyan oil and gas fields. in wisconsin, protesters spent another night in the state
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capitol, even though they were told to leave. they have been blocking a budget bill that would curb rights for union state workers. they will not forcibly make the protesters leave. georgia radio host herman cain won the tea party straw party vote. ron paul was the winner when
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well, the the oscars are about the glamor, nobody knows that better than nancy o'dell from the red carpet to the revamped telecast she has the inside scoop. good to see up. >> nice to see you, chris. >> i always feel like i have taken a shower we just get back in our dress or we've been out all night partying so maybe not. >> you look great. let's talk about the host. james franco and anne hathaway. >> first of all, i have to give anne credit for the wardrobe and hair style changes. kudos there. a plus for that. i thought in the beginning, a little bit awkward, because their personalities are so different. anne is very outgoing and bubbly and theatrical, and james has
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this dry sense of humor, which is great. first it felt a little bit awkward and forcing that oscars were younger, hipper, and producers have made no bones about it. they kept mentioning it over and over. but they really did warm up the audience, they ended on your own number and i thought that was charming. she has a beautiful voice and james made his funny comment, where he said something about they showed all the technical scientists and all of a sudden he goes congratulations, nerd. >> there were definite moments and they got the show under time budget which helps. >> the moment with kirk douglas out there the opening of the envelope first. >> i thought the placement of him was different. they wanted to do the younger, hipper audience, and then here is kirk douglas who is amazing for 94 and a man who has had a stroke and a great personality. but the placement was odd. it was the first presentation of
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an acting award. but i love him. he was flirting with anne hathaway, flirting with melissa leo. doesn't get any better than that. >> talking about not getting any better than that how about the gentleman seated to her right right now, mr. aaron sorkin. >> thank you very much. >> congratulations. >> he's been hogging oscar over here by the way. >> best adapted screenplay for "the social network." congratulations. >> thanks a lot. >> when you hear the oscar goes to, and you hear your name what's the first reaction? what happens inside the body? >> it's a surreal experience. it's like being hit in the head with the world's greatest baseball bat. you have cartoon stars and birds floating around your head. it's only now, and i don't know if your viewers know it's just past 4:00 a.m. in l.a. you guys look great. >> i got an hour and 15 minutes. i beat your hour and 5.
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>> apparently that's all you need. but it's really only now, frankly, it's starting to sink in and i'm starting to remember pieces of it. frankly, i -- honestly couldn't tell you what i did or said when i was on stage yet. and i appreciate that. and you know something? i wanted to add something to what you said about kirk douglas, who was sensational. in addition to everything you said about him, he was a stroke victim, beautiful last night. had a phenomenal acting career, he is also the guy who owns a lot of responsibility for breaking the hollywood black list and a lot of people don't know that with "spartacus," he insisted that the writers' name go on the movie. that writer had been black listed and that made the wall come crumbling down. >> one of the all-time great legends. >> one the all-time great legends.
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>> you were not a facebook fan. had all of the fame you got with this movie -- >> i am a huge fan. i didn't before i started the movie. i had heard of facebook but i'd heard of the the way i've heard of a carburetor. i can't pop the hood of my car and tell you what it does. i got a facebook account when i was working on the movie so i understand what it was about. and i took it down when i was writing the movie. so many people last night said be my facebook friend, i think i will join so i can be friends. >> i can't imagine the friends you have now. >> real quickly, what is next? how do you follow up something like this? >> you know you follow up something like this by just writing as well as you can, again, i'll be honest with you, i've spent the last few months being nervous, knowing whatever i write next is the thing i do after "the social network" i've been writing back and forth with david sideler, who won for "the
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king's speech." we talked, you know, what do we do now? whatever we do next we'll get killed for. because it won't be the thing that we did last time. we both just agreed let's keep doing what we did at the beginning and just write as well as we can. >> you've been pretty successful at most everything you've done. i have a feeling it will go well. >> congratulations, and thank you. >> thank you as well. good to see up. >> stay with us. we'll be back. you're watching "the early show." here on cbs. [ thinking ] oh, gourmet deliciousness... i want you tonight! [ female announcer ] wish granted. lean cuisine has
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millions of americans know phil keoghan from his award-winning work as the host of the popular reality show "the amazing race" here on cbs. this morning though, we're speaking with phil not about his show, but about something far more serious, and perhaps closer to his heart. that devastating earthquake that you christchurch. he joins us from there thi morning with a very personal look at how people are do
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aken i can assure you they're definitely not broken. this is where i was born, it's where i went to high school university, where i got my first job. and i feel it's important to come back home because i want to share the stories of what's happening here and also to let everybody know what they can do to help. >> the search is on in new zealand today for survivors of a powerful earthquake, just outside of christchurch. >> reporter: one of the things that's most noticeable around the city is all the mud and all the sewage that's come out of the ground from the liquefaction. it's everywhere. and people are trying to get it out of their yards, putting it out in the streets. and then the trucks are going to pick it up. everyone is doing what they can. college student sam johnson started a facebook page to recruit a few mates to clean up the neighborhood. and by week's end, an army of
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18,000 young people had registered. >> so the leadership that's happening around the world, that's what you see in other countries, and we're definitely experiencing it here right now. >> reporter: the engineering is quite extraordinary. the guys give them their assignment, they head out into the community, and help. >> anything that we can do to build back our community, we want the university to reopen. we want to live here again, because we grew up here. >> reporter: many roads are still impassable. so i set off on foot to check out how some of my old haunts had fared. i used to have my violin lessons in that room right there, right in the middle there. this is knox church where i went every sunday when i was at boarding school. totally destroyed. i've discovered that it is impossible and dangerous to get into downtown christchurch, so thankfully my friend simon duncan runs a helicopter business. and he's going to give us a
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bird's-eye view. >> coming into the worst hit area now and the whole cliff face is gone. you can see the station, very very historic building in littleton, completely demolished. >> oh, boy. so quite emotional to see it from the air like this. bob parker has become the face of this crisis. >> more bridges will be hooked up by the end of the day. >> reporter: boosting morale and drawing comparisons to rudy giuliani after 9/11. what does it mean to you on a personal level? >> this whole island has a population of just 1 million people and half of them live here in our city of christchurch. and we're all connected in a way. you know. >> another half an hour i was trying to get the doors shut. >> reporter: two old friends of mine ran one of the city's most popular cafes until it literally came crashing down around them. with their first child due in three months sam and fleur may have lost their business and their home but also discovered something amid the ruins.
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and good morning, everybody. it's 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm frank mallicoat. today the suspension tower thank you they bay bridge will take -- tower at the new bay bridge will take a giant step. they will put a new section in place bringing it to 480 feet, 45 feet shy of its final height. more than 170 teachers in san francisco may lose their jobs. it depends on whether governor brown can get an extension of state tax increases but a special election isn't happening until june and the school district has to tell employees about potential layoffs by may 15. and there may be a new candidate for san francisco mayor. david chiu is expected to enter the race today. he is currently on the board of
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supervisors. he is the president. ed lee is the mayor now finishing gavin newsom's tern. lee said won't run for re- election. traffic and weather coming right up. stay with us.
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good morning. southbound 880 before alvarado niles an accident was cleared out of lanes. unfortunately it's still really backed up from at least tennyson according to our live traffic sensors out there. farther up. nimitz freeway, 880 through oakland a nice ride past the coliseum and all of the sensors showing top speeds as you get
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closer to downtown oakland and all the way up towards 980 interchange. south bay a little slowing where we usually see it coming up 101 but heading out of downtown san jose, we just started to see this bottleneck in those northbound lanes of 280 and it's mostly right there approaching the 880 interchange. things improve once you get past that interchange. at the bay bridge toll plaza still bright but backed up into the macarthur maze and heavy traffic down the eastshore freeway as well through berkeley. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here's jim. >> bright sunshine out there today, we're looking at warmer temperatures. partly cloudy skies with the chance of showers in the north bay here this afternoon. but that's a very slight chance of showers up there. we'll look for a better chance of rain across the greater bay area come midweek. we see temperature-wise today, upper 50s to low 60s as the overnight lows have warmed up as well above the freezing mark and again, we bring in some rain by midweek. looks like a warm rainmaker at this point with showers on and off into if not through the
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welcome back toth welcome fwook "the early show". thanks for starting your week with us here on a monday morning. i'm erica hill. in a rainy new york, chris wragge is standing by in beverly hills where hopefully it might be a little nicer today. just ahead the fashion spotlight shining brighter tan any other time of the year. it is always a big part of the fun, the best dressed. one of my favorite parts of the awards season. we'll tell you which designer gowns were hits and which were misses. serene branton is back on the beat. she is the cbs reporter whose
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speech was slurred during the grammys. turns out she was having a migraine. the oscars were her first big show since then. we'll feebd out how she did last night and how she's doing overall right now. >> looking forward to seeing that, chris. she's lovely when she came to join us in the studio. it will be good to hear how things are going now that she's back on the job. jeff glor has a check of the headlines. >> good morning, secretary of state hillary clinton said this morning that muammar qadhafi must step down now in libya. she spoke during a meeting with world leaders in geneva. she also said qadhafi must be held accountable for the reports of bloody atrocities including the execution of some of his soldiers. the european union has agreed to an arms embargo and to freeze the assets this morning of qadhafi and also of his family. cbs news correspondent kelly is in the capital of tripoli with more. kelly, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jeff.
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qadhafi still holds the capital of tripoli, a city of about two million people. just 30 miles down the road the people of a small town have turned on him. they fought off government forces for many days now. they are armed with guns tanks, and other heavy weapons, and they say that this morning about 2,000 government forces have surrounded their town and they're bracing once again for battle. in response the government here has set up a roadblock along the road that separates the two towns. they're monitoring people who come in and out. the government despite calls from the west and others in the international community, are really standing firm. in fact, this morning a government spokesman said that the west and al qaeda are trying to create chaos in this country and specifically that the west suspect after libya's oil. he repeated a very familiar
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message, calling on libyans to unite against these two forces. in fact, qadhafi. there is no indication that the opposition is either buying that argument or backing down. jeff. >> all right. kelly, thanks. egypt's top prosecutor has banned former president hosni mubarak and his family from traveling abroad. earlier he ordered that mubarak's personal funds be impounded. mubarak stepped down february 11th after 18 days of protest in egypt. four americans have died after their plane crashed in the united arab emirates. the twin engine private plane crashed yesterday just after taking off from an airport about 60 miles from abu dhabi. the plane was en route to saudi arabia. the americans have not been identified yet. wildfires in texas have destroyed at least 58 homes. the fire started over the weekend burning nearly 90,000 acres from the panhandle to the plains. the fires are being fed by 60-mile-an-hour winds. several small towns have been evacuated. at least one death is blamed on the fires.
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a 5-year-old girl died in a traffic accident caused by dense smoke. severe storms are threatening the south and mid-atlantic today. tornado watches are in effect for parts of tennessee and kentucky. overnight several tornadoes were seen along the kansas-oklahoma border. fortunately, they caused no serious damage to buildings there, but farther east in missouri heavy rain, possible tornadoes toppled trees and tore down power lines. ponzi schemer bernard madoff says the government's new financial reforms are laughable. in an interview in new york magazine madoff said "i am not a horrible person." he tried to explain how difficult he says the scheme became. >> it was a nightmare for me. yes, of course only for me. i was able to plain it to ruth. she's still unhappy about it. she's still embarrassed. there's nothing that's going to change that but she feels -- she feels sorry for me to a certain extent. >> his wife ruth has not spoken to him since their son committed suicide in november. madoff says she's angry at him
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for destroying their family. madoff is serving 150 year prison term in north carolina. katie couric now has a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. good morning. an unlikely love story that is sure to ruffle a few feathers. how this goose front of the flock and found a match in a 65-year-old man. that's tonight's assignment america. now back to ""the early show"." >> it is five minutes past the hour. we move over to marysol castro with another check of weather. good morning. >> good morning to everyone at home. look at what the middle of the country is seeing. dry conditions. rain along the coast of the pacific northwest. the further
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>> narrator: this weather report sponsored by chrysler. >> thanks. that's your latest weather. now back over to erica. >> mary, thanks.
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just ahead, i always been one of the biggest concerns for parents. a high fever in children but a new report out says many of us parents might actually be overreacting to those fevers. we're going to take a look at fever-phobia. what you really need to know and how high is too high? when we return. you're watching "the early show" on cbs. [ whispering female announcer ] there are other companies that have mini vans with similar safety features as the chrysler town and country. ♪ ♪ the difference between theirs and ours, is that all our safety tech features come standard and most of theirs are optional. ♪ ♪ we don't think safety or technology should be optional. ♪ ♪ ever wish vegetables didn't taste so vegetably? well, v8 v-fusion juice gives you a full serving of vegetables, plus a full serving of fruit. but it just tastes like fruit.
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thing. it's the body's response usually, to a bacterial or viral infection, and it really kind of jump-starts the immune system, and it's helpful in fighting that infection. it's really not all bad. >> there are lots of good things, obviously. your body is doing it for a reason. when, though, as a parent should you become concerned about your child's fever? >> well, the flip side of a fooer, any parent or care giver of a child or baby knows this is that fevers can make kids feel really crummy. they can be irritable, and in some cases it can cause dehydration. the big concern of seizures really has not been borne out in extent e data and research. that's not usually a factor. >> when you say that that's because some parents are concerned that the fever is too high, their child -- >> in medicine we don't even consider something a fever unless it's above 100.4 degrees. when you should worry, if you have a newborn, a baby under the age of four months and they have a fever over 102 or really any fever at all, you want to talk to their pediatrician. in general for children you want
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to bring their fever down to below 102 degrees. do not wake them up if they're sleeping to give them pain -- fever medication but if they have any other signs, if they arelet logic inconsolable vomiting, have a rash or the fever persists more than a few days, obviously, you want to talk to their pediatrician. >> okay. you mentioned something really important there. don't wake them up to give them medicine. a lot of people do treat fevers in their children with different over-the-counter medicine. what's the best way to do that? >> well there are two basic classes of medication at work. acetaminophen, known as tylenol, or ibuprofen known as motrin or advil. we need to remember never to give aspirin to a child who has a fever because that can be dangerous, and you want to give the proper dose. all of these medications for children are dosed based on the child's weight. not their age. not their height. if you look at the numbers of parents or care gives as they treat children 50% give the wrong dose and 15% give too
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much medication. these can potentially affect the liver and the kidneys, so you have to give the correct dose. >> if you're not sure about it call your doctor. >> absolutely. >> they will dell you. >> what about for adults? we're talking about for kids. do all the same rules apply? >> similar. both of these classes of medications will be helpful in bringing a fever down in adults. if there are any other significant signs, stiffness in the neck vomiting diarrhea a rash, or the fever persists more than a couple of days definitely you want to speak to your doctor. >> great to have you put it all in perspective for us. jen, thanks. sdmrimplgts for more on what to do when your child has a fever, just log on to our partner in health, web and search fever in kids. up next here on "the early show", they are always stunning. they sometimes defy words, but they never disappoint. last night's oscar fashions are here. this morning they live on. we're going to take a look at the dos and the don'ts the real winners and the losers if you
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from sandra bullock's stunning strapless red gown to gwyneth paltrow's metallic dress oscar night is the epitome of glamour. there are always one or two faux pas. and here with reviews are katrin sna szish and jay manuel who is creative director of "america's next top model." the two keep to help us with the fashion. let's look quickly at the trends. >> sure. >> one of the biggest trends. ladies first. color. >> color. the one color that really popped was red. and that was something that, you know, you really can't go wrong with on the red carpet. we have jennifer lawrence looking divine in calvin klein. and then we also have -- what i
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love is it was so simple, the hair down, the beautiful eye makeup. they was really youthful. penelope cruz just had a baby. >> can we just stop for a minute. any woman who can look like that after having just had a baby deserves a best dressed nomination. >> i didn't like the dress but i liked the body. >> i kind of liked the dress. >> sandra bullock, of course. last year in vera wang. again we're seeing really just simplicity with the jewelry, as well. >> i love it. >> red was the color. >> so a lot of red. there was also jay, we saw a little bit of penelope cruz but a lot of embellishment. >> i don't like the word trend so we're going to change that right away. >> okay. >> i say it's a coincidence on the red carpet. doesn't mean it's trending in fashion. but embellished gowns are a huge trend in fashion. the other thing you've got to be careful of is you don't want to look like a disco ball. however, you can make such a treatment. here we're looking at cate blanchett, in givenchy making a statement for sure. and then i love this lauren
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scott gown -- >> really? i thought the dress was beautiful but the necklace just seemed so distracting. >> that was cartier vintage. >> that doesn't mean it's not beautiful. >> separate but perhaps not together. >> michelle williams in chanel was stunning. and then also mandy moore pulled out this gown. >> you love this gown right? >> look at the embellishment. >> beautiful hombre kind of like what katrina is doing this morning. >> i'm feeling a little bit inspired. >> you're either on the fence with this dress, you either love it or hate. i love cate and she can do no wrong in my book. this is a work of art. however, somebody tweeted me that it looked like she was wearing his grandmother's rocking chair. >> oh, wow. >> a fancy rocking chair. i am not on the fence with this i think it looks great but i think cate blanchett is the only one who could pull it off successfully. >> i agree. so we saw the embellishments. you also mentioned as we were looking at jennifer lawrence that there were really minimal jewelry on the red carpet. >> yes.
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>> that definitely seemed to be consistent. >> you know and i like that. because we're so used to seeing people literally dripping with jewels. something very age appropriate here. and again, halle berry looking beautiful. this is oversized diamond studs. not heavy necklaces. hilary swank. not even wearing earrings. >> didn't she need an earring? >> i don't think so. >> keeping it very simple with tiny earrings. jennifer lawrence no necklace even milla with the beautiful decolletage neckline. also sandra bullock. >> it features the gown and the woman when you're not dripping in jewels. for years all the oscar people saying statement jewelry, statement jewelry and then it gets heaped on. i love that it's so clean. >> it was beautiful. what about the men? it doesn't seem all that much for men to do here yet there are a few things that emerge right? >> you know what? i'm all for tailoring. my grandfather was a tailor. look at justin timberlake in tom ford.
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i love tom ford. i'm wearing all tom ford right now. he is the man to wear on the red carpet. i thought he looked impeccable. this is how you would do classic black. however, i would just love it when, you know a guy would just give me a little something-something. come on. >> i like guys -- >> i like a little something but i love the classic black. and i think tailoring, as you point out, is perfect. justin was even saying he was so perfectly tailored into the suit he wasn't sure he could eat, much less breathe. the oversized lapels like you have -- and he does it so well. >> you look good in this. because now you men understand what us ladies go through. >> oh, okay. >> let's get to the real money news here. best and worst dressed. >> okay. >> you want to kick it off? >> i would love to. well, i would say golden girl gwyneth paltrow earns my nod for best dressed. i love the simplicity of her calvin klein dress. her hair is down. i'm copying that a little bit today. but this tiny tiny little
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beading, head to toe. >> look at the detail. >> sexy slit on the side. a plunging neckline but it's not too much. it's elegant. it's understated. she had louis vuitton earrings and a little brooch on her hip. it was modern and classic. wasn't like heigh, we're going to the prom. >> a very modern neckline. she was modern elegance. >> who is your best dressed? >> i've got to say hilary swank. and i'm going to tell you why. first of all a lot of people didn't know that this is a gucci gown. i love the ombre effect with the feathers on the bottom. it's a huge trend we're seeing in fashion right now. but the fact that it went from this delicate beading all the way into the feather skirt, mermaid silhouette fit her like a dream. i hope she got to keep that dress. >> okay. so now the worst. >> i hate to do this. but you know what dip it out. i've got to say melissa leo. she was a winner last night. but she was not a winner on the red carpet. >> famous last words?
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>> people said of course, the everysized doily, which i hate to steal the words, but also the necklace, i just didn't like it. the reflective material underneath. didn't work. >> what do you think about this one? i liked elements of it. >> you know what? i personally liked the construction of the dress in terms of the kind of gold foil underlay underneath this kind of couture lace. i thought it was beautiful. but, again, i think it's a bit of that winner's curse. >> maybe. >> you know kind of like sandra bullock last year. >> you didn't like that. >> didn't work for me, either. >> your worst? >> my worst i've got to say is scarlett johansson. and i love scarlett jo and i love dolce & gabbana. the two did not meet on this red carpet at all. i feel like you could see her underwear underneath. >> it was rough. we have 20 seconds. biggest surprise. give me a name. >> reese witherspoon. >> big surprise? >> he liked reese. i didn't like reese. my biggest surprise was nicole kidman. usually always love. did not love. love dior, love nicole the
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combination didn't work. >> don't know what was going on with that. >> thank you both. we'll be right back. you're watchin 3q experts from a leading consumer publication recently tested automatic dishwashing detergents. they rated finish quantum number one
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are working on the next phase of the bay brid it is 8:5. time for news headlines from cbs 5 at 8:25. crews are working on the next phase of the bay bridge construction project, adding 10 feet to the suspension tower making it 480 feet high. this phase is expected to be finished later this week. drivers are advised to try and keep their eyes on the road. san francisco may soon have a new candidate for mayor. david chiu is expected to announce that's running at a rally this morning. he is currently the president of the board of supervisors. that rally starts at 11:00 in front of city hall. and the price of gas in california has jumped 10 cents a gallon in just a week. it's been four months since the nationwide price topped $3 a gallon. now it's close to four and that's just for a gallon of regular.
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and try 3d white paste and rinse. good morning. pretty busy out there now. westbound 237 the silicon valley ride is just stop and go all the way from milpitas all the way to zanker road. san mateo bridge busy in the westbound 992 lanes the commute direction. also in san mateo, northbound
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101, right before highway 92, we have a crash there involving a couple of cars. traffic is stacked up in the area for at least a couple of exits. again, that's northbound 101 right before the highway 92 interchange. and the bay bridge, unfortunately, no improvement here either still backed up to the maze. that's your traffic. here's jim with your forecast. >> well, at least it's a warm days across the bay area here. we see partly cloudy skies out there, much warmer start to the day than we have had the past couple of days. temperatures all above the freezing mark this morning with upper 30s to mid-40s at this hour. heavy into the upper 50s to low 60s for our daytime highs. come midweek, though, we'll see a return to a wet weather pattern. this one promises to be warm. no snow in the forecast for this round of rain which will turn to scattered showers through the end of the week and into the weekend.
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welcome back to "the early show" from the east coast here to the west coast. we are here in beverly hills this morning where it is the morning after for many. the tail end of a very long oscar night, and an awards season that seems to go on for
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weeks. coming up we're going to talk with serene branson. she's the cbs reporter who struggled with her words on live television during the grammys a few weeks ago. the video went viral, and it turns out that she had a complex migraine which she told us last week. well last night was her first big gig since then and we're going to find out how she did last night at the oscars and how she's doing right now. erica? >> looking forward to that update, chris. also ahead this morning, you know when you're in a bad mood you feel a little stressed out, never happens to anyone on "the early show." >> no, no. >> anecdotally we've heard that people can be cranky and maybe you'll reach for oh, i don't know, chocolate. >> hmm. >> turns out chocolate may not be the best thing. >> no! >> or it might. for certain moods chocolate should be your go-to. for other bad moods, if you will, how about a salmon burger. >> a salmon burger? >> or perhaps a cup of green tea. >> how about a salmon burger with chocolate on top? >> that in the next "early" show cook off.
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>> by you announcing you would make a salmon burger with chocolate, marysol and i have just won. but we are going to take a look in all seriousness at different foods that can actually help elevate your mood and tailored to specific moods. >> that's wonderful. >> all right. >> we're here to help. >> well the mood unfortunately sometimes your mood is dictated by the weather.
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thank you so much. let's go back to los angeles to check in with chris. i know it doesn't feel like 68 yet, but it will be by the time you're heading back home. >> mary, it has been so cold out here since we got here on friday. everyone has been complaining about the weather.
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>> well it's 36 in case you were wondering. >> thanks. yeah. i'll be back soon enough. it was just two weeks ago when a reporter made headlines after slurring her words while covering the grammys for our los angeles station kcbs. that video quickly went viral. millions watched, as she suffered through what doctors would later diagnose as a complex migraine. >> well a very, very heavy -- heavy -- tonight -- we had a very dare -- by -- let's go -- >> hi there, suzy -- >> serene went back to work and last night covered another big event. a really big event, the oscars. and she is here with us this morning. serene, good to see you. >> good to see you again, chris. >> it's been an active couple of weeks. you came to join us in new york. have you suffered from any other migraines or and other symptoms that have been remotely similar to what you experienced back then? >> no, nothing. i've been fine. i went back to work this week for the first time working my first full week. i started on monday.
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a little tired, obviously, from everything that's gone on. but no i've been great. >> were there any jitters of getting kind of back in the fold at all or were you able to kind of go right in and was fine? >> monday my first day back this week i deceive had a little anxiety but once i got that first live shot under my belt it was back on the saddle. >> this is the first major event, obviously, the incident happened at the grammys. this is the oscars and it's real big around here. obviously. >> yeah. >> what was it like for you last night? >> it was very exciting. i was on the red carpet at the academy awards first. it was a little surreal, because i did get approached by a few people publicist came up to me even one of the actors from "the fighter." oh, i know who you are. how do you know who i am? i know who you are. but not used to being recognized like that. >> paparazzi had you come out a little bit make some of the other reporters a little jealous? >> well, that was a little bizarre. i went to the vanity pharos car party after the academy awards. we were working on a piece in the truck, we were editing, so i
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got in a little late and they didn't want to let me go in the main media area so i had to walk on the red carpet right in front of all the paparazzi. i had my bag done with my laptop and i'm walking and they said serene, and once one of them started it was serene serene, serene! it was a little uncomfortable. a little out of the ordinary to be on that side -- >> what you needed to do was parlay that into getting into the vanity fair party. >> exactly. why didn't i think of that? >> that would have been even a better play. you got such an outpouring of support when this whole thing happened. has it continued? have you continued to get letters and notes from people saying, you know what i experienced something like that as well? >> absolutely. it's amazing. first it was only e-mails and phone calls. now that i've returned to work the letters, the cards, the handwritten notes, the typed letters from minnesota, tennessee, the british kingdom. bithsen amazing people saying i experience those, and thank you so much for speaking about it. and it was a little nerve wracking to talk about my health like that. but to hear everyone thank foe me for coming out publicly it made me feel good about it.
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>> do you ever fear that you could potentially have another episode like that? what have the doctors said? is it possible? >> of course anything is possible. i wouldn't say i fear that it could happen again. it's, you know it will be on my mind, definitely every time i feel a headache coming on i'm sure i will start to think about that. i have medicine now, i carried it with me last night in my purse. it was right there in case anything were to happen. the doctors said chances are not great that it would be a recurring problem for you. it could happen three or four times. could happen ten, or maybe that was a one-time thing. >> what about changes to your diet or your day-to-day to make sure that you're -- not that you weren't healthy before but that you're on the right path and the right course so these things don't come back. >> the doctor's obviously said any change can trigger a migraine. it was important that i got a lot of sleep. that i tried to sleep as much as possible. except for tonight. i'll take a nap after this. but i ate regularly, kept my blood sugar level up. so i've been taking some vitamins to help me out just try and keep things regular. >> did they tell you as part of the deal with the oscars very little sleep is involved?
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>> yes absolutely. part of the deal. i think i got about two hours and a little nap. >> what about your crew? you worked with some of the same people you were with. i'm sure they're probably handling you with kid gloves. do you have to tell them i'm okay? >> they weren't handling me with kid gloves. but there was definitely a concern last night the field producer that i worked with at the grammys, he was there with me last night and kept saying, do you want a snack? do you want some watt ever? are you okay? how are you doing? the exercise producer back at the station called how is serene feeling? how is she doing. everyone was saying go get 'em, you'll be great. support was great from the station. they were texting me saying your first live shot looked great. do it again at 11:00. >> when you got off the air, i know your folks said watch font at the grammys and we're obviously very concerned for obvious reasons. did they watch last night? >> of course. my mom said, you did a great job. you looked beautiful. and wow, where did you get that necklace? >> where did you get that necklace? and one last question for you,
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when you see the video i noticed you kind of cringed a little when we showed it again. is it still tough to watch or has it sunk in more now? >> it's still a little tough to watch. it's still uncomfortable to see me like that. i saw how my live shot was last night, so to see me like that does make me a little uncomfortable. >> we're happy you're feeling better. glad you're back to work. i'm sure the folks here in los angeles are happy you're back to work, too. good to see you serene. erica, now back to you in new york. >> chris, thanks. good news on that front. okay, we all know that what we eat can affect our waistline. did you know your food choices can affect your mood as well? in fact a bad mood can be turned around by some healthy snacks. stick with me it's going to be worth it. there could be chocolate at the end for you. here to clue us in is jaimee zanziger, special projects editor at "woman's day" magazine. a lot of times we think i'm in a bad mood, so i'm going to seat something i shouldn't. we're now going to turn that bad mood around and this can boost
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your mood depending on what you can eat. >> absolutely. and these are things that are on real-life menus. can you go out and order one of these things. >> this is great. snack food or a meal not something you have to eat for a week to feel better. >> exactly. >> we're going to look at specific moods, and specific foods for that mood. so our first quote/unquote bad mood if you're having a sluggish afternoon at work you may want to run out and get a spinach salad. why? >> if you're feeling fatigued it may be because your brain is not getting enough oxygen. a spinach salad is really full of iron which helps carry that oxygen to your brain. it also is rich in folates, which can boost your levels of the mood boosting serotonins. >> we love a little extra serotonin. does make you feel better. you've also got beans, you've got mushrooms, you've got some citrus. and that's important in the equation. >> it is, because citrus has vitamin c in it which helps your body absorb the iron. and the beans are going to help you add fiber.
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so you can power through the afternoon. >> okay great. there's a spinach salad, a glass of orange juice. you're good to go. if you're feeling a little cranky or if you know someone who is feeling cranky here's what you bring them for a snack. an apple with peanut butter. >> crankiness is often a result of a blood sugar drop. you want to combat that with a one-two punch of carbs and protein. in this case the apple is your healthy carbs and the pro-steen is the peanut butter. >> i like it. >> you can also do another example of the carb/protein combo, carrots and hummus. >> yes. >> or blueberries and cottage cheese. >> great for cranky toddlers. >> there you go. >> they're probably cranky because they're hungry. i like it. if you're feeling a little pms-y. >> yeah. >> grilled cheese? >> yeah comfort food is not our enemy in this case. >> i love grilled cheese. >> you know, in the days before our periods, women really need calcium. and carbs. so, this grilled cheese sandwich on a whole grain bread provides that perfect blend of carbs and calcium. you just want to make sure that you stick with a whole grain
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bread so that won't leave you feeling as sluggish as if you go with the refined carbs of a white bread. >> good to know. does the type of cheese matter? >> doesn't matter. it's all about the calcium. >> if you're feeling a little sad, you may want to have a salmon burger. >> turn to a salmon burger. because research has shown that feelings of depression and sadness have been linked to low levels of omega-3 fatty acids. you want to load up on the oily fish like salmon, mackerel, and sardines. >> okay. so there's a good idea for you. if you are feeling a bit anxious, some oatmeal. >> right. you know mom used warm milk which will work. but sometimes when you're feeling anxious, and even if you have insomnia you might be low in magnesium. which is a powerful natural relaxant. so you want a meal that is full of that mineral. and both oatmeal and almonds are packed with magnesium. >> a perfect one-two pinch. >> it's all about the combos. >> this one is kind of funny to me.
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if you're feeling angry why don't you have a lovely cup of green tea. >> yes. well, this will work because green tea contain ss l-theanine. and it has been proven to calm you down. but if you're still feeling irritable after you have your cup of tea it may be because you're low in b-6 and you can get that from a meal of chicken and potatoes, or from bananas. >> excellent. and if you're feeling angry a walk around the block with your cup tea will be special for you and those around you. finally we saved the best for last. chocolate. >> well, you know, this is actually a cure for when you're feeling stressed. research has shown -- >> i love you, jaimee. >> that eating just a smidge now we're talking 1.4 ounces or about two of these little squares. >> so okay, so if we're looking at this, one, two. >> only two. now that has the power, that little amount, to lower the stress hormone cortisol in your body, which will instantly make you feel better. and the best part of this
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research is that it found that if you have that amount every single day, you'll feel less stressed out long-term. >> look, if we have to eat chocolate to make for a better world, we have to eat chocolate. and does it have to be dark chocolate? >> dark chocolate is always better. it's full of antioxidants. >> all right, jaimee. we'll take it. come back any time and bring the chocolates. for more on foods that can help change your mood logon to our website at >> this portion of "the early show" sponsored by v-8 v-fusion juice. vegetable and fruit juice that just tastes like fruit. >> well there were some touching moments and some outrageous moments during last night's oscars. joining us now with the behind-the-scenes scoop is blaine zuckerman, staff writer for "people" magazine. blaine, good to see you this morning. >> good to see you. >> i guess one of the, well, one of the big moments of the night came early with melissa leo and her acceptance speech. for the folks at home who didn't see it, let's play a quick clip.
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>> two years ago it looked so -- >> thanks heavens for the seven-second delay. and someone was paying attention on the button there. what do you think of that? >> we can certainly say she was very excited. and certainly afterwards she did say, i have a really great grasp of the english language. that was perhaps not the best word to use at that moment. but the best part about it it was really gold for everybody else. lots of great jokes were able to be made at her expense through the night. >> she did give lots of people lots of setup right there. kind of in character, too, from "the fighter" who played a pretty rough individual there. >> certainly. >> she still won on oscar. >> exactly. she wins in the end. >> she is the old, you know the get out of jail free card. natalie portman won last night for best actress. looked wonderful. what was she doing post-oscar? >> you know it was a very, very hungry night for her. apparently right when she got to the governor's ball she chowed. another interesting thing was,
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she was talking about how the baby was really excited during some of the musical numbers and actually said, this is a little dancer we have in here. might be a reference to benjamin millipied, the father of that baby. >> she's got to be pretty happy that the awards season is finally done. this is a lot for anybody who's not pregnant but let alone a woman who is as far along -- >> and throw in heels and a lot of obligations. go what did you think of anne hathaway? i know they kind of beat the drum for hipper and younger. i don't know if it always came off as hip and young. >> i think people really respected her for being honest and warm. she didn't do everything perfectly. but at the end of the day i think people really liked it. the other thing that we didn't really, or some people didn't see is in between during the commercial breaks she was really ripping with the audience a lot, making fun of them. i know you guys are hungry check under your seat there's a power bar. at one point she auctioned off some sushi for one lucky winner. >> she served it too. >> up in the bleachers. >> and there were power bars under people's chairs. >> i don't believe so. >> james franco, her co-host for
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the show had planned a huge after-party. >> you know, it's the oscars. some of the big stuff that everyone gets really excited about is what's going to happen afterwards and james franco was the hot ticket. apparently the james franco party didn't actually happen or james did not make it. >> are we thinking maybe he wasn't happy with his performance? >> i don't think so. it's hollywood. things come up. maybe he had a part. >> if you're going to have a party you might as well be there. vanity fair, that's the big one. what was going down over there? >> vanity fair was a huge event as always. the biggest thing there was the young couple of the moment justin and selena gomez showed up. very, very affection the on the red carpet ere. >> really? >> that's the first time they've come out. we've seen them in paparazzi shots but this was a really bold statement. >> so selena does have bieber fever, huh? >> clearly. lo doesn't. >> so this is kind of their big moment, then? >> yeah. >> paparazzi ate it up. >> flash bulbs everywhere. also the fact that this is young hollywood. maybe that's part of what last
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night was really about, the young people >> how about the elton john part? >> amazing party. had a great time there, i've got to say. florence did a duet with tiny dancer. a lot of dancing happening there. all the glee kids were there. chris got to sit next to elton john. and heidi klum always looking amazing. >> elton's a glee fan? >> of course. >> the governor's ball. we were there last night and saw the stars coming in. i mean -- you talk about stars who need a drink and needed some food quickly. making a beilein to get in there. >> exactly. that is a very couple-y event. a lot of annette bening and warren beatty spent a lot of time together. the fighter couples were there, christian bale and mark wahlberg and their ladies were there. another couple was jeff bridges was there, with his co-star james brolin. they got kind of couple-y. >> blaine, thanks so much. we appreciate it. blaine zuckerman for "people"
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magazine. hope you had a good oscar evening and morning. we'll be right back.
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chris wragge a rough assignment out there. still looking good this morning, by the way. >> somebody's got to do it. >> it's a rough gig. we've been wondering whaul morning what was the highlight for you? >> i think, excuse me for name dropping here for just a moment but i'm going to at the weinstein party the other night i had a chance to talk with colin firth for a little while and it was great to see him win. i think he was kind of the cinch of all the nominees but i thought this speech was wonderful. i loved when he began by saying my career has just peaked. but he is a wonderfully humble guy and it was great to talk with him, great to see him win, and great to see him last night. that will probably be the highlight for me. >> he just seemed really gracious, too. >> very. very.
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it was just a wonderful movie. i know a lot of us have seen it. it was just a wonderful movie. well deserving. >> you were rubbing elbows with all the oscar folks at the parties, huh? >> a little bit. >> give us some dirt wragge. >> i'm out here working. >> right. >> i'm out here working so it's the least i could do. >> right, right. mm-hmm. >> uh-huh. >> we'll be grilling you when you're off camera. >> glor -- glor is jealous of the tuxedo. i know he is. >> he's been saying it all morning. >> you look dapper in your lapels. >> oh. >> you like those, huh? >> very nice. very well outfitted. >> chris, we look forward to having you back tomorrow. great job. >> bye-bye, guys.
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