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good morning, america. breaking overnight, health scare. the secretary of state hospitalized for a blood clot, just week after suffering a concussion. new details on her condition, what could have caused it, and what doctors are saying now. the 11th hour scramble to stop the country from going over the fiscal cliff today. can a lais-minute deal be reached? one source revealing this is how talks are really going. and look at this. a rare fight caught on camera. two of the most gentle creatures on the planet breaking out in a wild showdown. giraffes. does this battle all come down to a woman?
and we're counting down to the biggest party in the world. get your party hats on and get ready to celebrate. we're live with where the ball will drop tonight. ryan seacrest is helping us ring in the new year. only on "gma." and good morning, america. the new year, of course, has already begun on the other side of the world. out here in times square, we have a crowd. there you see the celebrations in auckland, knnewzealand. we get ready to say happy new year. george, robin, josh, sam, and lara are all off.
we're glad to welcome dan abrams, ron claiborne and rachel smith. we have a big news cycle going on. secretary of state hillary clinton in the hospital. we'll get to that in just a moment. a diagnosis of a blood clot. we have some weather stories. including the latest on this horrific tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it was packed full of tourists. skidded off the road, nine dead, many more injured. and the live shot from new york presbyterian hospital where secretary of state hillary clinton is being cared for right now. martha raddatz has the latest. >> reporter: the secretary has not been seen in public since early december after an illness and then a fall. this is the first time she's landed in the hospital. >> probably a good idea to -- >> >> reporter: on sunday,
secretary clinton was admitted to new york hospital for a treatment of a blood clot. according to the state department in the course of a followup exam, the doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion several weeks ago. she was last seen december 7th after an overseas trip. on december 9th, she canceled a trip with her spokesman saying, she was under the weather. later it was revealed she had fainted from dehydration due to a severe stomach virus and suffered a concussion. abc news learned that in addition to being on an i.v. drip, she was treated by to teams of doctors, underwent a series of tests, and was experiencing headaches and dizziness. since that time, the state department said she was working from home. she missed her scheduled
testimony on the hill regarding the taken to consulate in benghazi, an absence that drew criticism from some republicans. this is not the first time clinton has had a blood clot. she had one in her leg in 1998, following a vigorous travel schedule. she discussed her health and age with abc's barbara walters. >> is your age a concern to you? >> it really isn't. i'm thankfully healthy and have incredible stam than and energy. >> reporter: she does, indeed, normally have incredible energy and stamina. this is a very big setback. so much we don't know. >> including where in her body this blot is. that could have a big significance in how it's treated and the seriousness of it. >> reporter: that's true. i asked if the clot is in her
head or her leg, they will not say. they have said she has other issues from the concussion but won't swhat they are. >> it's puzzling, the lack of information, given the republican charges of benghazi flu or a diplomatic illness when they were failing to believe she was as sick as she was. >> reporter: the clintons are notoriously private. they just don't say much, especially about issues like this. >> have you dealt with something like this, where there's so little information forthcoming? >> reporter: i can't say i have. over the last few weeks, they've come back at us saying you're making it sound too serious. clearly, there are serious things going on. it raises more questions when you know so very little. >> all right, thank you so much. we're joined by chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser. we know she's been treated with
anti-coagulant drugs. does that tell you that the clot is not in her lungs or brain? >> everyone agrees that the most likely scenario is she has another clot in her leg. that type of clot is called a deep vein thrombosis. she probably had a period of pro longed time in bed with the headaches and dizziness. that is a risk factor. >> we know that this is the kind of clot that people who travel on airplanes for long distances get, people who are immobile get. it can be deadly. it killed david bloom. >> you worry about the clot breaking off, traveling sba your heart and into your lungs. your blood pressure can drop suddenly. you put someone on an anti-coing
a lant, that can keep it from happening. >> how serious is a blood clot? >> in her leg, probably not serious. a few months on anti-coagulants. a blood clot in her head is a different situation. if you fall and hit your head and you have bleeding in your head, you wouldn't put someone on an anti-coagulant. you have a central vein in your head that can cause clots with a severe head injury. thinks are not adds up. i expect we'll learn more today to shed light on that. >> this neb lus other health issues we keep hearing about. what could that be? >> we haven't seen her since december 7th. you can have trouble concentrating after a concussion, weakness in your body. we're not getting a lot of information.
>> all right, dr. richard besser, thank you. >> wishing her the best. now to the latest on the fiscal cliff. just a matter of hours until we officially go over the edge. law maikers scrambling this morning to put together an 11th hour compromise or we'll be ringing in higher taxes with the new year. jonathan karl is in washington. >> reporter: good morning, dan. the taxes are set to go up at the stroke of midnight. talks went late into the night and will continue this morning. as washington teerts on the edge of the fiscal cliff, there is still no deal. as talks continued overnight, a voice of frustration erupted on the senate floor. >> something has gone terribly wrong when the big es threat to our american economy is our american congress. >> reporter: leaders negotiated all weekend long. the talks hit a brick wall. harry reid saying, he was unable
to even counter the latest republican offer. >> at this stage, we're not able to make a counteroffer. it appears there are things that stop us from moving forward. >> reporter: that prompted mitch mcconnell to call for a lifeline. >> i placed a call to the vice president to see if he could help jump start the negotiations on his side. i want everyone to know i'm willing to get this done. but i need a dance partner. >> reporter: with that, vice president biden is now impemers as a key player, playing a direct role in the effort to strike a last-minute deal. the key sticking points remain the same. the white house wants taxes to go up on those making over $250,000 a year. republicans want a higher information threshold. they want to keep the estate tax from going up. there's no agreement on what to do about the automatic spending cuts set to go into effect on
january 2nd. both sides have said the cost of failure is extremely high. >> if we're not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. probably at least another million jobs lost, an unemployment rate over 9% and putting us back into recession. >> reporter: vice president biden and republican leader mcconnell had several conversations deep into the night. the conversations were good, said a spokes person for mcconnell. time is almost out. >> the cutoff is tomorrow. we hear in your piece about the dire consequences. most americans might not feel the effects immediately, right? >> reporter: not right away, but was thing will be felt in their very first paycheck of 2013, the payroll tax that was cut by 2%. that goes back up. the income tax cuts, the treasury has not changed the withholding tables yet in
anticipation of deal. if there is no deal, they'll have to do that. you'll see a big drop in one of your early pay checks. >> that's not the way anyone wants to ring in the new year. we turn to abc's ron claiborne with the other news. >> dan, imagine this. we're going begin with good news. elizabeth, hello. >> yea! >> it appears that milk and dairy prices will not double. there's now support from both parties to extend thebill. without that legislation, milk could hit $7 gallon with similar increases for cheese, yogurt, and more. the deadly tour bus crash on an icy interstate in eastern oregon. it happened yesterday morning. steep, snowy terrain made it tough for rescuers to reach the survivors. horror on the highway in oregon. the driver of this bus lost control sending the vehicle off the road, through a guardrail,
and plummeted down a 100-foot embankment. nine passengers were killed. at least 26 others injured. >> there was snow on the ground which made footing treacherous. we used a haul system to get the patients from the crash site. back up to the highway. >> reporter: police cited the icy conditions on the interstate as a contributing factor. authorities say the investigation is ongoing. the area is covered in about a foot of snow and surrounded by dense pine trees. the bus driver survived, but so far, the severity of his injuries keeps him from telling his story. the group was on a final day of a nine-day tour and returning to vancouver after a stop in las vegas. the area where the bus crashed is dead man pass. it's claimed quite a few other lives over the years. check out this scene.
a rescue helicopter crashed off of copacabana beach. fortunately, all four crew members on the helicopter were okay. and the swimmer was saved by a surfer. and a moving moment at the new york giants-eagles football game on sunday. players from both teams stood with hundreds of newtown, connecticut, residents. among those joining the game. the family of jack pinto, the 6-year-old fan of the giants who was buried in the number 80 jersey of his favorite player, victor cruz. a dirty dozen words that some people would like to ban after being overviewed and used. spoirl alert, kick the can down the road. how about trending and bucket list? other terms nominated for a literary lashing are superfood,
guru, and double down. and -- guess what the most overused phrase of 2012 was? or at least the last couple of months. >> oh, just this week. >> it's in that box. not hard to guess. i think we'll hear a lot of that phrase in the next day or days. >> yes. all right, ron. thank you. >> guru is one that when i use it, i'm sorry that i did. >> because people call you a guru. >> of course, it happens all the time. i get tired of it. next up is a story that means a lot to lawyer like me. new laws for states across the country. more than 800 in california alone go into effect tuesday morning from minor traffic regulations to the recognition of same-sex marriage to some that are bizarre. linsey davis joins us with more. >> reporter: employers asking for your lon loglogin info will
a thing of the past. something to make you say, hmm. when the ball drops monday night, it's all about out with the old and in with the new. new laws, that is. some that are rather unusual. like public act 97743 in illinois. it imposes a $1,000 fine on anyone what pops a wheelie on a motorcycle while speeding. come tuesday at 12:01, concord, massachusetts lrks be the first community in the nation to outlaw plastic bottles. consider these con tartainers ca ban. in the sunshine state, don't flash your lights to warn drivers of a speed trap or you'll get pulled over.
you can whip out proof of insurance on your smart phone. >> maybe we can have our driv driver's license on there. >> reporter: 2013, they're restricting the number of cats in a house hold to no more than four in kansas. kentucky is apparently starts to look like hog heaven. the state's growing population of feral pigs caused them to slap a fine on those caught releasing them into the wild. and in landlocked illinois, it's no longer legal to possess, sell, or distribute shark fins. and deep fryers beware. in north carolina, a felony if you steal cooking oil. the value worth mn more than $1,000. something to think about. >> and yet, the federal legislators can't get a deal going. now to the latest on the
royal baby, will and kate, and big questions about whether or not her parents are trying to cash in on a royal birth. launching baby testimoitems on website. >> reporter: just weeks after william and kate announced their news to the world, the royal mum-to-be's parents are announcing a line of baby goods with a prince and princess theme. coincidence? or are kate's parents cashing in? >> i believe that the middletons are cashing in. i don't think it's such a bad thing. they have to make money in some way. they can't be hindered by the fact that they're related to the royal family. >> reporter: it's not the first time they're being accused of using kate's royal connections to sell selections from their online party planning website.
it's the timing of the products that can be seen as can't. remember, the wedding. and the queen's diamond jubilee celebration. you guessed it, more pa paraphernal paraphernalia. >> it's the birth of the future heir to the throne. the jubilee. the royal wedding. no matter who puts it out, the meddletons or your average run of the mill party planner, this is what people want to buy. >> reporter: if grandma and grandpa do throw a bash for the bundle of joy, it would be a fitting one, con pleem with a royal theme. for "good morning america," lama hasan, abc news, london. >> the royal trouble continues. >> middletons or your run-of-the-mill party planner.
let's dmek with ginger zee. she's right outside the times square ball. it looks chilly. >> i had them turn on my beauty fan. it's a bit cold. i'm tearing up from all that. the wind chills in the mid 20s. i'm standing in front of the ball and the switch. weather-wise, 10 in duluth. we're looking at a ball drop temperature of only 35. not a bad year. not like 1917. it was only one degree then. your local forecast coming up in 30 seconds.
good morning. chilly start to your morning. ñgive way to clouds and chilly afternoon. 43 degrees, your two-degree guarantee in town. cool and tonight at m.d. night, 35 degrees. dropping to around 32 with mostly cloudy skies. seven-day forecast like this. could be a spot shower on tuesday. by wednesday, 37. 34 xdfor an afternoon high on thursday. and overnight lows into the teens and low 20s. up on "gma," the brand new 911 call revealing the truth about a 16-year-old's bizarre disappearance. also ahead, one wild showdown.
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died at a local hospital. police say there have been three failed shootings at the tavern in three years. a teenage boy is recovering during a robbery. police say it happened saturday night. the 16-year-old was found in an police believe he was shot and robbed by two suspects wearing dark clothes. the time now for a check of the forecast. and stay good morning. >> good morning everybody. beautiful shot downtown right now. but it's chilly. 34 in town right now. the outer suburbs into the 20s. one storm of the boards, bring spot shower tomorrow 43 degrees. turning cloudy ask cool. and tonight, 35 at m.d. night, down to 32 for the overnight low. chilly as we head into wednesday and thursday. 37 going to 34. overnight lows into the teens and 20s. maybe i]a spot shower on new year's at a. let's get a check on traffic. good morning.
it's a calm commute. but we have downed wires in baltimore county blocking one lane of liberty road. the west side of the beltway in great shape. no problems whatsoever. and what the w3beltway looks like, hartford road, everything moving along and no çótrouble. here's what 83 looks like. everything up to speed. no delays down to the beltway. that's a look okat traffic. more news, weather ask traffic in about half an hour. and you can stay with us at abc2news.com. have a great day.
look that. >> oh, right. you're looking at the astonishing fight between two mans we think of as gentle. that is until now. giraffes going neck and neck in a violent attack caught on tape. i have to say, guys, it's all over a girl. >> of course it is. what else would it -- >> not to be trusted to -- >> what else would it be? >> we have to keep these two guys apart. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> good morning, america. >> we'll be head-butting. >> exactly. please let's get to the show. >> claiborne and i have a history. let's put it that way. >> george, robin, lara, josh, and sam are all with their families on this last day of 2012. i'm elizabeth vargas here with
dan abrams, ron claiborne, rachel smith. >> i want to snow if ginger flips the switch, whether the ball goes? >> she might be bored enough, bold enough to flip it early. brand new 911 call that could help reveal what really happened when a 16-year-old ds appeared. and we're turning times square into party central this morning. i mean, that's what it's there for. ryan seacrest previews what he's planning for the biggest celebration on the planet. >> you had a chance to sit with him. >> i did. and a man who captured on camera with his son to show mom what happened when she was at work. i would rather not know. the case of the teen arnlg who says she was abducted. police are now not so sure.
when 16-year-old kara tweeted, there is someone in my house, call 911. she spoked a social media frenzy with the hash tag help find kara. john schriffen has the latest. >> reporter: that 911 call just released. we're learning more about how kara says she was abducted. she was found safe and sound. police are not buying her story. they're trying to figure out what happened. >> i wassen side and then some guy came maend me go. >> he forced you out of the house? >> yeah. >> reporter: this newly released 911 call is giving police insight into a bizarre teenage disappearance they now believe is a hoax. >> there was cab at my house and i went in and i went to the train station and then i don't remember where i was. i woke up today, and i don't know, somewhere, it was like the country. and now i'm here.
>> reporter: in september, police in new jersey launched a search for her. police believed she meant to say, there is someone in my house, call 911. the tweet was retweeted 32,000 times. >> you to have a description of him or name? >> i don't know his name. but he was black and he said he was like, 28. and then he told me if i try to get away or call someone that he was going to come get me. >> the issue with every 911 call or tweet or text is that you have to take it initially on face value that it's true. because the last thing obviously law enforcement or emergency service personnel want to do is get a situation where they don't react when someone truly is in need. >> reporter: two day after the tweet, she was found alongside the new jersey turnpike unharmd.
police say they know she left her house and went to the train station alone. why would someone fake their own abdiscussion. >> a number of these cases are driven by people who clearly want attention. >> reporter: police will not say why they believe she made the story up. in the end, she may be the one facing criminal charges. police they got more than 6,000 dprauls concerned people all over the country. the teenager still insists she was abducted. we tried to reach her family and they are not commenting. a lot of things about the or the city are not clear. >> a lot thank you, john. this next story is for all of those moms out there who wonder what exactly goes on when they're out and they leave dad in charge. one kansas city, missouri, father decided to record his day off at home with his son. the result has gone viral.
john mull ser is here with that. >> reporter: good morning. we see all kinds of videos from the shocking to the incredible. this is neither. this one is charming. dad showing mom what he and his toddler son are up to when she's away. she said her living room was so spotless, she thought her husband was lying about elaborate play time with their son. >> when i came home and everything was in its place, i would say, today, you didn't play hard. everything is where it needs to be. >> reporter: but now, the truth is out in this ultimate video confession, called home with da da. >> i wanted to capture the moment. a picture wasn't going do it. five seconds of video wasn't going do it. i just decided time-lapse. >> reporter: to start, xavier tips over the bask of toys. out comes the big toy chest. and a quick dip inside before
flying in dad's arms on the couch and playing a little piano. [ baby laughing ] haul that playing works up an appetite. time for a lunch break. si since it's just the boys, off the with shirts. bongo practice on the table. a diaper change. and basketball, baby-style. finally time to clean up. the ultimate love letter to mom. >> i was pleasant si surprised to see that he picked up after everyone after they playtime. it's peace of mind to know that my guys are at home, enjoying each other, and having a blast. so -- i just love it. i love it. i can watch it a million times. >> reporter: kudos to that guy
for making us dads look good. he works in video production. he likes to make videos to make his wife smile. he's made about 300,000 others smile as well. dan, think a video you and me on the couch with the remote control. >> looked good. he's shaming the rest of us. to set that standard. the cleaning up, i believe he set up the cam hera knowing that -- >> that's fantastic. good for him. let's check in with ginger zee. >> i'm starting to feel festive. despite the cold. haul that waterford crystal, almost six on thes of it. they don't want you to say the ball is going drop. it's going to lower, very carefully. we talk about the snow forecast. the snow in parts of missouri a and kansas. this is not a big snowmaker.
cold, really settles in. chicago play, now that's broken a string of day 32 and above, as far as high temperatures go. they'll break it. the cold will stick for a lot of us. midnight weather forecast. 59, houston. 22, chicago. that rain-snow mix and thundersto the astonishing fight between two animalse elizabeth and dan. >> you're look great up there, ginger. coming up, wild life smackdown caught on tape. the astonishing fight between two animals we thought of as gentle giants. and ginger. coming up, wild life smackdown caught on tape. the astonishing fight between
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>> reporter: the group spent a month in namibia when the subjects revealed another side. >> people tend to think of giraffes as nice, docile, sweet animals. they generally are. but they're designed for fighting. >> reporter: their fighting over territory, and likely a mate. but not to the death. >> the smaller, younger male will go away, get big, he'll be back next season. >> reporter: we may expect fights from predators like these bears or this lioness lunging at the camera, remember a cute face like this may be bulking up for battle. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> that just hurts. >> i'm obsessed with these shows, by the way. >> good. because guess what? you can see more of it on the
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here's peter the elephant. not pete. he enjoys it so much, he tries to play it on the clarinet. >> that's unbelievable. >> why this song? >> i don't know. >> you think they prepare firt the new year? i think of all the songs to pick? >> what better way to ring in. >> on behalf of sierra, the english shepherd and peter, the elephant, and all the rest of the animals who seem to love the song, "auld lang syne" we want to wish you happy new year. coming up next, ryan seacrest prestrus rockingest way to welcome in the new year. let's say you want to get ahead in your career.
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blanket and fire exiting we are, but the flames were too intense. thankfully, no one was injured. time now for a check of the weather. >> cold out there. talking about temperatures into the 20s, 34 okin the city. along 83, right around 25. and we will trade these numbers into the low 40s later this afternoon. take a look at radar. and notice that there's heavy weather towards the west of the mississippi river. that will bring clouds into the course of the afternoon. precipitation down to xdthe south. turning cloudy, 43 degrees tonight. down to 32. a big cool down by wednesday. 37 wednesday. 34 with overnight lows into the teens and 20s. good morning. well, we have downed wires in baltimore county. blocking one lane of liberty road. but not causing significant delays in the area. 5 in great shape all the way around. and as we head up to xdhunt valley, this is what 83 looks like. nothing to get many the way as
[ cheers and applause ] and a nice crowd outside. and inside our studios in times square. people are getting set to ring in the new year in squlusjust a hours. they're very excited. >> they should be. >> when the ball comes down, there are going to be 16 million pieces of confetti. can you believe it? 17 pieces of confetti. each one of them hand-made, some with hand-written messages.
dropped in consideration of the wind shifts. >> i didn't know that. >> we want to welcome, everybody. george, robin, lara, josh, and sam are home with their friends and family. i'm here with dan abrams, rachel smith, and ron claiborne. i'm elizabeth vargas. new year's eve is already being celebrated. you're looking at sydney, australia. i rang in y2k there. >> nice. >> there they go again. [ cheers and applause ] >> and believe it or not -- speaking of y2k, i was here in times square covering it. 1 million people expected to gather here tonight to ring in 2013. >> we have d.j. mos ringing us
in. >> d.j. mos. it's m-o-s. this is why everyone's here. he's spinning us into the new year. >> we usually have a deejay on fridays. today, it's monday. >> ginger see is already at the ball. ryan seacrest is here with a preview of the biggest -- >> there he is. >> the biggest party on the planet. big baby news this morning. kanye west revealing last night in a concert that he and his girlfriend, kim kardashian, has baby on the way. i know all of you were lying in bed last night, will those two fun guys ever have a baby? >> it seems it's real. everyone said the relationship wasn't real. >> the nine-month wait has
begun. and how you could live the life of elizabeth vargas, otherwise known as an airks-lister. we sent out nick watt with his very own entourage, fans, paparazzi. >> he's having a little too much fun. >> how you can buy being famous for a day. >> really? >> only nick watt could to this with the style he will. first, we're going start on a serious note with ron. the latest on secretary of state hillary clinton who has been hospitalized. >> the new health scare for secretary of state clinton. she's in the hospital undergoing a treatment for a blood clot. the clot was found in a followup exam from a condition cushion earlier this month. she was hospitalized for a blood clot once before in 1998 when campaigning as first lady. prior to the discovery of the
clot, she was scheduled to return to work this week. meanwhile, the country is just hours away from going over the so-called "fiscal cliff." as the clock ticks, republicans and democrats in congress are still butting heads. taxes could go up for just about everyone american as soon as tomorrow. a tense takeoff for passengers aboard a flight from kansas city to denver. a piece of an engine covering fell off. the united flight circled the airport for 20 minutes before making an emergency landing. and indianapolis colts head coach chuck pagano is back. he was on the sidelines on sunday for the first time since fighting his leukemia. it went into complete remission.
he entered to cheers and tears of joy. a good holiday weekend for hollywood. "the hobbit" was the number one draw at the box office. and that james bond film, "skyfall." passed the $1 billion mark globally. it's become the highest grossing film in britain, ever. >> daniel craig said, oh, i don't know if i want to be james bond anymore. think he's going the stay. >> i think he'll be back. >> everyone deciding between "the hobbit" and james bond. time for "pop news." rachel shmith in for lara. >> great to see you all. we have been celebrating and chatting about the celebrities having fun in the sun. that continues today in "pop news." things are heating up between jennifer aniston and her fiance,
justin thoreau in mexico. they're ypically into pdas. this is rare glimpse of an intimate moment. >> they're not married yet are they? >> not yet. >> they were not alone on their getaway. we told you the other day jimmy kimmel and others were there. just having some fun in the sun. you were in mexico recently, weren't you? >> i was. >> he and leo. >> yeah, it wasn't exactly. >> he and leo in cabo. >> well, actually, leo is in sydney right now. he threw a wild yacht party over the weekend. he looks at ease surrounded by
bikini-clad ladies. jonah hill looks a little bit out of his element. i'm sure he's not come plang too much there. >> okay. >> you just saw that movie, "django unchained." >> i did. it was good. i enjoyed it. bloody, but interesting. the bikini pictures continue. the superstar tweeting that she's bumping and proud over the weekend. she's expecting her second child with eric johnson, her fiance. they're in hawaii on vacation with their 7-month-old daughter, maxwell drew. jessica's sister, ashlee, and nephew, bronx, were there, too. the annual coins for change program is in full swing on wednesday. it's on target to be the game's biggest charity drive success
ever. millions of kids around the world are donating the in-game money to determine where club penguin will make its real world donations. club penguin has almost 20 million online players and has donated over $9 million to charities around the world through the koins for change program. >> that's great. >> to find out how to donate, log on to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. time for our "pop quiz." what was spotify's most viral song? approaching the so called mayan apock lis? >> the end of the world as we know it? >> maybe. we'll see. >> i knew the song. i thought -- no, no, to. >> you're so hip. >> not hip. so outdated i was like, i even know that song.
>> oh, thanks. >> that i even know that song. >> can you believe this? >> break it up over here. >> maybe d.j. mos will help us out. >> we're going let jirng bail out dan. i'm way up here. you're seeing here that times square ball. at 6:00 p.m., it's going all the way to the top of the pole at 1 times square. the beautiful colors. 2688 waterford chris also the. peace, joy, courage. a bunch of meanings. one special one we'll tell you about plarpt all of this happens as we make the big countdown into the new year. not too much inclement weather here. a weak storm across parts of the plains. ice in southern missouri and northern arkansas. something to be worried about if you're going to be on the roads been maybe you want to plan to stay wherever you're going
overnight. 1 below in minneapolis at midnight. dallas, more like the 40s. some comfortable numbers out there. not too bad across the nation. >> so you know haul that confetti that guess out and over into times square. well, you can have chance of putting your own wish on that until 5:00 p.m. eastern today. i'll tell you how to do that later. well, here's a look at
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quiz." what was spotify's most viral song approaching the mayan apocalyp apocalypse? elizabeth, you were right. r.e.m.'s end of the world as we know it. >> i didn't peek. >> elizabeth knows everything. >> no, no. >> you do have a great common knowledge. >> i have a talent for useless information. now to the big, breaking baby news that you have all been buzzing about all morning. kim kardashian and kanye west revealing last night that they're going have a baby. rachel smith is back with all the details. rachel. >> it was a surprise announcement last night. but it has all the kardashians cheering. a little one on the way for kim and kanye. seems like the couple couldn't
be happier. take a look. it was news so big that kanye west just had to share it with the world. >> can me make some noise for my baby mama right here. >> reporter: and with that, the crowd of 5,000 in atlantic city roared its delight. social media went ablaze. her sister, kourtney, tweeting, another angel to welcome to our family. overwhelmed with excitement. khloe chimed in. keeping secrets is hard with so many family member. expeshlly when you are so freaking excited. love is everything. and kim's mom kris added, i'm happy girl, wowza. the 35-year-old rapper and 32-year-old reality star went public with their relationship in march. three months later, kim told oprah why they clicked. >> i love that i'm with someone a couple of years orlando than
me. before, all my boyfriends were younger. i dated five years mounger. my whole thing was different. >> reporter: she's still legally wed to her second husband, nba player kris humphries. >> mr. and mrs. kris humphries. >> reporter: that union went down in flames 72 days after they spectacular wedding. tmz reports kim was trying tears of joy when kanye made the announcement last night. he famously congratulated his friend, jay zee, when beyonce showed off her baby bump at the vid know music awards, it's now his turn to be a proud papa. is it too early to start speculating on baby names? >> yes, yes. >> you think? really? i mean, we're talking about this for months. brace yourselves. >> thank you. >> the kardashians are known for
their "k" names. kanye, kim. expect another one? you ever want to feel like a hot "a" list celebrity out on the town? imagine this. you can rent an entourage, including paparazzi who will hang on your every word and scream your name wherever you go. nick watt tried it out. >> reporter: that's what i thought l.a. was all about. it's why i moved here. but this is my reality. i wanted an entourage. >> it must be emasculating. >> reporter: i got this. but help is at hand. >> i run a rent a crowd service. >> reporter: some tourists play nearly $9,000 for a crowd to follow them shopping. >> she wanted people to think she was the first lady of the
philippines. >> reporter: did they buy it? >> everybody did. do you know what the first lady of the philippines looks like? >> reporter: so i pretended to be the king of liechtenstein, and people bought it. outside, a panting crowd, paid to scream my name. >> king nicholas. >> once you have 10, 15 people with cameras, everybody else will crowd around. >> king nicholas, i love you! >> reporter: for nearly clr 5,000, you get a gang of paparazzi and fake fans to meet you at the airport. for nearly $3,000, a crowd to follow you on dates. >> the goal would be, like, wow, you must be really famous. >> reporter: some use this service for career advancement. >> i guess you could say "b" list celebrities who want attention in beverly hills and
hollywood. i was exacted by ee eed -- cont agents and publicists. >> reporter: the crowd shopping felt weird. but i loved the dirn afterwards. tell me how good looking i am. toast to me. my own entourage made to laugh hi my jokes. i said you do downtown. [ laughter ] >> reporter: i might hire these guys. for new year's eve. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> you could have yourself paid at the polo lounge. >> we have never laugh ed so had at nick watt. we're less than 12 hours away from the big celebration in times square.
it's dick clark's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest. >> good to be here again. we've signed of set up shop here. >> what do you have coming up tonight? >> it's countdown into a new year. we have live performances from taylor swift. we also have gangnam style. psy will be out there. >> for me, that's every morning. are you doing it? >> he's tried to get me to do it. i have seen tape back. i suck at it. i feel like i'm good. >> is this an opportunity to do it again? get some tips? >> no, think what i'm going to do is say, ladies and gentlemen, psy. >> you make it look so easy every year. a lot of prep goes into this, right? >> yeah. i mean this is one of those amazing events that even when you stand there, anybody who has been in times square knoon new
year's eve knows what it's like. it's an incredible, peaceful moment of unity. i almost forget i'm on television. >> does jenny mccarthy forget she's on tv as well? >> she'll be in times square rolling around as well. she provides spontaneity. getting to first base for some of the people. she likes a good makeout session. show up for that. >> a special tribute to dick clark. is there something about having worked with him and watched him over the years that you now have adopted into your own hosting, anchoring, et cetera? >> he always tried to -- when we spoke, how do i do it? how can i be as good as you are? knowing that i would never get
to that point. but he, the advice he always gave me was to make it seem as comfortable as possible. you know, if you're comfortable on camera, those watching will be comfortable as well. even if uncomfortable moments, if you can be comfortable, that makes for a good host. >> he must have had the best stories. >> you look at the history. some of the clips you'll see on the show. but he was really instrumental in breaking so many artists over so many years. it was a different world. you would go on "bandstand." this would be the massive big break. he'll never be forgotten for that. >> what does seacrest do after new year's? you do if shthe show, everyone' watching. what does seacrest do? >> who is that guy? >> should we talk first person.
abrams asks seacrest. >> i'll put on some underoos. i'm starving. i have not had my glass of champagne. i'll probably have a burger. and we celebrate until 3:15 where i fall asleep. >> the breakout performer. any sense of who that might be? >> you know, this past year, we saw the infusion of massive boy bands and, you know, the popularity with those types of artists. i met this gentleman the other day, this young guy the other day, ed sheerin. he has a hit record out there. he has "a" team out there now. i think we'll sea and hear big things from him to come. >> get some rest. i'll be sitting at home watching you tonight. >> please watch us. we're throwing you the party.
you don't have to go anywhere. >> there is where i tell them to see it nick clark's new year's rockin' ever 2013. starting at 8:00 p.m. eastern. good to see you. >> thank you. >> everybody will be tuning in tonight. but right now, ginger zee is up top. >> at least 22 stories high. i think i'm higher. i'm holding one of the crystals of the 288 that have this year's them on them. there are three doves on the crystal. it's let there be peace. that's what they want to encourage the whole world to do is be more peaceful. start it out here. go to waterford's facebook page, put your wish on it. they'll put it on the confetti that false.
there's another option for weather tos. twitter with tweet your wish. #peacenye. it's gorgeous. not just let there be peace. there's love, joy, a ton of different themes within. >> don't drop the crystal. ginger, quickly. 17 million pieces of confetti. we had read. they're going to have it arranged according to the way the wind is blowing? >> they're going have to have a meteorologist. i'm considering hanging out here. if seacrest needs help. >> no problem, thank you. we'll be right back in just a moment.
. good morning to you. same sex couples in maryland are preparing to make their marriages official. the new law allowing same sex marriage takes effect at 12:01 tonight. the mayor is scheduled to attend some of the ceremonies at city hall. same sex couples in maryland have been able to get marriage licenses since december 6. a hagerstown teen who died earlier this year in a single car crash will be honored as part of a float in the tournament of roses parade tomorrow. quinn hoover died in march. his family donated his organs. that float called jern ease of the heart will teach area picture of hoover made out of plant materials. time for a collect of the
forecast with mike. a gorgeous shot in parkvilles are 30 degrees at the airport. calm winds and that will be the case much of the afternoon. 29 in bel air. some clouds fanning off from the storm system over the mid-section of the nation. that will stay to the south of us. dealing with clouds this afternoon, 43 degrees, around 35 at midnight, then 32. how's traffic? pretty calm so far. we do have a crash in baltimore county on liberty road at essex road. 695 nice and clear, no delays. if you are traveling up in hunt valley, 83 at sch with wann road, no problems getting to 695. i-95 a live look north of 195, no problems getting to the airport. it will be clear to downtown baltimore. we'll of more news, weather and traffic in a half-hour. back to new york for more of
[ cheers and applause ] all right. we have great crowd outside counting down to the new year. the party is already starting in here. >> a little bit. >> ron claiborne, dan abrams, rachel shut. this is the best part. getting to don all this stuff. 13. my new -- the 2013 glasses. >> the better way is to look at your paper as if you're using them. >> nice. top hats and everything going. all afternoon -- it feels like afternoon, right? all morning, jirng zginger zee' up 22 stories tall. i'll never be able to interview
again. >> it's like a card game. where you put the card on your head? you have to guess. >> we have d.j. mos spinning us in with some great tunes. that's a special treat. >> we are celebrating with ways to make your new year's eve better than ever. starting with the ultimate full-body workout. you don't want to miss this. cameron mathison takes us on the roller derby work out. >> ouch. nice one, cam. imagine a professional makeup artist getting you ready with prices you can afford. >> you can get makeup. i love this. >> thank you, very much. looking good, huh? caterer to the star, mary
giuliani is here. >> but first. so you look fabulous for your party. we'll get to the latest beauty strend trend. looking fabulous just in time for new year's eve. the newest destination spot for women seeking the fabulous makeup from the pros without the hard sell to buy it. cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: the perfect shimmery shadow. sun-kissed cheeks. just the right lip gloss. it's makeup bar. and it's just about the hottest thing since the smoky eye. >> actually, like having your own personal makeup artist. it's about the experience. pampering yourself. >> reporter: no pressure to buy expensive products here. no need to make an appointment. it's about red carpet-worthy
makeup. applied in under an hour by a professional. i lot of women would think, why should i pay to have someone else do it? >> it's a skill that makeup artists have that us normal people don't possess. >> reporter: makeup bars are popping up around the country. to from blushington to blush baby, we had to check it out. all i need now is a new year's dress. >> all set. >> reporter: it's not just about the new year's glitz. they offer eyelash extensions and air-brushed foundations. >> you can't get that at a department store. it's not possible. you can't meet a goal quota to sell products and give somebody a star-like treatment. >> reporter: and everyone from brides to be to ladies on a date night are requesting j. lo's
golden glow and kim's lashing. that's the look this customer hoped for. ♪ this is what she got. what do you request when you sit in the chair? >> usually a smoky eye. >> reporter: nothing you can do at home yourself? >> no. no. >> reporter: it's $40. it's enough to make a girl, well, blush. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> happy new year. >> she looks beautiful any way. wow, that was a nice makeup job. let's check in with ginger for a last look at the weather. she has special guests. >> i do. jeff strauss and we have mr. greggen iglesia from waterford crystal. important people on this night
where millions of eyes will watch this ball drop. how do you do it smoothly? >> it's been amazing pip look forward to this day all year long. we're set, ready to go. this ball, at 6:00 p.m. will go up the flag pole. you'll hear the cheers. we'll all be counting down at midnight. >> we hear about the tests for the confetti. how is that going to be organize straited. >> weest theed for the first time with our new hosts. we fluff and then we throw. the midnight confetti, it has people's wishes. it comes from all over the world. you reach out to the sky and grab a piece of confetti, you're grabbing somebody's wish. >> a beautiful thought. now, reagan, you're with waterford. we talked about a little bit about the theme. it's different every year. this is not the same ball every time. >> we construct a quiltwork of designs.
the design is let there be peace. there will be dooufd in the panels. we have courage and love and the great sentiments of the world. this year, we're sending wishes of peace. we're inveeting people to send the messages to us. we want to read them live on new year's night. tweet us peace nye we're excited about that. >> social media. get in on all the fun. you said it does take a whole year, right, just to get this all put together? >> oh, my god, yes. we're tithe excited. we're down there. we have neon trees. psy, taylor swift to close the night, carly rae to close the night. >> i give a forecast. while i do that, i want to get a couple of glasses and do a little toast after this. let's talk about the times square forecast for tonight. the temperature around 35.
the wind chile mol more like thd 20s. across the nation, tomorrow, just to start your 2013. here's a forecast for everyone. we have to share, it looks like. no we have a third coming. no worried. so, a bit early, and, of course, it's cider. it's too early for haul that fun. a long day ahead. cheers to you, happy 2013. happy new year >> this weather report has been brought you to by petsmart. and next, the news makers partnership. the yahoo! and edward jones partnership where we have interviews.
this week, it's rachel smith and ryan seacrest talking about how gate it is to bring the whole world together. >> all eyes will be fixed on this on new year's eve. it's the tradition our friend dick clark started 40 years ago. and it will be an emotional one for us because he won't be with us for the first time ever. he always said to me, make it seamless, make it comfortable. make it seem like anybody can do that job and just have a conversation with people. and often, certainly on the new year's eve show, you don't have to say much. not much needs to be said. >> no.
same old workout. i feel like i'm about to do an infomercial. it's time to exercise your need for speed on roller skates. it's roller derby-inspired workouts. cameron mathison got on skates to show us how to help you lose weight and gain confidence. >> really? >> oh, my goodness. confidence? >> whoo! >> reporter: it's the original all-girls full-contact sport, high-speed and hard core. skaters like janice chop lynn, gori spelling and skeev jobs whipping around a track at lightning speed. you don't need name like suzy snake eyes to join the party. for people bore at the gym, this might be the ultimate full-body
workout. derby-inspired classes popping up all over the country. cardio, squats, core straining of real roller derby without the body slamming. and the women say, it's addictive. >> it's the only exercise i have ever been excited about. >> reporter: at derby light, women of all ages suit up and they're seeing results. >> i lost 80 pounds. >> reporter: not as brutal as the original sport, it still looks dangerous to me. >> some new girls come in and say, am i going to get hurt? i say, 100%. >> reporter: but they keep coming back? >> but you don't feel the pain. here at the l.a. derby kols, she offers a fitness program for girns like me. >> you're moving fast, it's exciting. your endor for instanphins are .
it's like fitness is a byproduct. >> reporter: it's intim dagt. if i can do this, seriously. what they're doing looks hard. my teacher, lace and arsenic, shows me this. >> i don't have name yet. you have is to stay low. >> reporter: what if i really stuck with the knee slide. it's on to the banked track. >> no, no, no. don't. side step side step. >> reporter: we're not doing falls yet. lungs, speed drills, jumps. falling. i'm okay. lots and lots of falling. >> oh. when you started, were you
breeting as heavy as i am? >> i still am. >> reporter: no, you're not. we cheer each other on. i'm sorry, guys. do i get any points at all? >> you did. >> reporter: jess has been taking the class for six months. what drew you in? >> i don't love the gym. i had seen derby before. i decided to come in. now i'm doing it. >> reporter: what changes have you noticed? >> i've lost 50 pounds since november. all of a sudden, my body changed shape. my muscles and legs are incredibly strong. >> reporter: that's not all you build on the track. >> it helps conquer fears. it's helps with confidence. >> some people come in to lose weight. we don't encourage that. we encourage getting in shape.
you can push yourself in ways you didn't think you could. >> reporter: for me, after my wobbly start, i felt like i was flying. >> the derby dols want to give you a shirt and a name. >> reporter: okay. >> flyin' lavery. >> reporter: a kickback to my character on "all my children." >> we are sitting here trying to come up with a name. >> in fifth grade, they called me aby baby. it's not really tough. >> you can use razor blade. >> yeah. coming up, celebrity caterer mary giuliani with the best recipes for your new year's eve party. and most importantly, the
check this out. >> amazing news. >> thanks to you. ♪ thank you, thank you, thank you, to you and you and you ♪ >> at "gma" we -- >> have so much fun. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> we are -- >> going to work. >> it's because of you, "gma" is riding high and so much fun. we're just getting started. ♪ thank you, thank you, thank you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] all right. ringing in a new year. there's still time to throw great new year's eve party. even starting now. here to show us what we need to make a supersuccessful bash, celebrity caterer mary giuliani. good morning. >> good morning.
drink, eat, play, recover, you're all set. >> i like the recover part. let's start with the drink. >> could put champagne out. i like to put fresh juices out. guests come over, mix up their own drink. >> you have prosecco here. cranberry juice. >> name their cocktail. >> happy new year. >> i feel like i should put on the glasses for this. >> there you go. and so -- while they're sipping on their drinks. you can start eating. >> i love to serve a midnight breakfast. >> that's a great idea. >> i love breakfast so much, i'm wearing my pajamas. >> you are? >> yeah. >> that's great pajamas.
>> bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich. bagels. pancakes. >> can i? >> absolutely. please. >> this is really good. next? >> set the tone for your party. let the guests know what they're getting into. i like to give them a bag of fun gifts. >> can you get this kind of thing even today? >> yes. you could run to any store. put a mustache on, why not? confet confetti. >> what else in here? >> noise thinks, drink cozies. >> take the noisemaker away. >> this is something to have for the stroke of midnight. >> exactly.
>> and then finally -- thank you, ron. you have a recovery phase. >> what kind of host would you be if you sent your guests off unprepared iffer the morning after. on their way home, i send them home with gifts that will make them feel the next day better. coconut water. vitamin, aspirin. a green juice. makes the morning mat much easier. if in doubt, all day long, whatever you eat, put this ba l batali brother's hot sauce on everything. >> a cucumber eye mask? >> oh, i love that. >> and they looked goo, too. >> and you give it to guests on the way out. >> that's a wonderful idea.
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[ cheers and applause ] all right, so, we want to remind you that dick clark's new year's rockin' eve with ryan seacrest is here tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> we want to thank d.j. mos. we're online all day at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!. "gma" live is just moments away. have great day, everyone. >> happy new year. new year's eve if you can't watch knock and go to the ball drop, take in celebrations here
in channel city. crews spent yesterday setting up the display of fire works. you are going to get a clear view prom the inner harbor. midnight orange and white fire wobs as a tribute to the baltimore orioles who is sponsoring the display. if you need something for the kids, take them to the science center. hosting the midnight noon celebration the party features live music, arts and crafts and a ball drop. new year's activities are free with paid admission to the science center. celebration is at 10:00 a.m. the ball drop is at 12 noon. certainly doing to be chilly through the course of the afternoon. clouds in place, mostly cloudy skies today. temperature of around 43. tonight, we down to 35 at the time of new years.