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terrifying days at sea caught in her cane-forced winds fearing for their life. those passengers from that nightmare cruise on dry land and here in our studio live on "gma." and good morning, america. happy thursday. let's take a live look at royal caribbean's "anthem of the seas." there it is docked safely in new jersey. they had four scary days on the water. those hurricane-force winds and passengers from that ship are standing by right now. robin will talk to them live. >> i think they kissed the ground when they got back here. also have a big morning ahead. lara is live in hollywood. a huge "scandal" event taking us behind the scenes and those empty chairs. no, no, wait till you see who's coming to visit us. she won't be by her lonesome much longer. >> told her where the camera is. >> we begin with the oregon
stand-off the four remaining occupiers may turn themselves in and end their month-long protest. fbi surrounding them right now and abc is in oregon with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a bizarre and fluid situation here right now. the fbi moved in overnight. looked like the standoff was going to be over and that's when the four people holed up inside called out they feared a shootout was imminent. >> you're going to come out with your hands up. >> no we're not. >> reporter: overnight chaos as the fbi move in on the final four holed outs now 40 days into an occupation of this federal wild life refuge. >> be reasonable. >> live streaming a phone call from inside. in the background the fbi can be heard telling them to surrender as the four claim they fear the fbi will murder them. >> do the right thing. >> what the right thing was to kill us? >> the remaining occupiers posted these videos on youtube.
>> tired of you guys. for telling us what we can and can't do. >> lashing out at the fbi and doing donuts in a government vehicle. >> yeah. >> just last month the leaders were arrested during a traffic stop during which finikum was shot and killed. in this morning the 74-year-old father of the oregon occupation leaders who sparked his own fight with the federal government over cattle grazing rights in 2014 also now behind bars. taken into custody by the fbi while flying in to support the remaining oregon holed-outs overnight. >> reporter: the four people inside said they would put their guns down and come out this morning as soon as the nevada legislator shows up on the scene. but they have changed their minds many times before. but this time the fbi's patience does appear to be wearing very thin robin.
>> all right. thank you. now to the big weather headline. record heat out west. deep freeze in the east. rob i know you're tracking all of it for us. good morning, rob. >> it is chili here in new york. it's only going to get colder. out west the heat continues. the picture on many a dashboard. 94 degrees in park yesterday. a big ridge out west. a couple degrees cooler but re-enforcing shot as we go through the weekend. from 82 on saturday in l.a. back up to 88 and 90 by monday and they are running the marathon this weekend. that could be an issue. the cold willing continue to develop and make its way to the south and east and the eastern half of the country will be feeling this. by sunday morning temperatures actual temperatures not windchills, they would be 10, 20, 30 below. these are actual temperatures. think about what pipes may be
vulnerable if we hit zero here in new york city that will be the coldest night we have seen since 1994. >> let's take a look at the stage in wisconsin since new hampshire. the question now will hillary clinton try something new after bernie sanders sweeping win. abc's cecelia vega has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. bernie sanders didn't just win in new hampshire it was the largest margins of victory since jfk won in 1960. hillary clinton's team is rethinking the strategy and we could see it unfold on that debate stage. as both sides prepare to come face to face at tonight's debate for the first time since bernie sanders's victory this morning worry inside camp clinton. sources telling abc news hillary clinton's top advisers are now calling supporters from big donors to backers in congress
trying to ease concerns. >> we've learned it's not whether you get knocked down that matters, it's whether you get back up. >> reporter: the strategy now shift the focus to south carolina and nevada, the hope that clinton support among african-american and latino voters can help propel her to the nomination. the 22-point loss in new hampshire, bigger and more embarrassing than her camp ever expected. so big even sanders was shocked. you sound like you're surprised by the outcome yourself? >> we thought we'd win but not by that large a vote. >> reporter: when i asked about the uphill fight ahead, this stark admission. if the election were tomorrow do you think you could win south carolina and nevada? >> no. fortunately for us, the election is not tomorrow. >> reporter: and about those recent attacks from bill clinton. has he gone below the belt? >> i think so. look, i know he's going to be out there defending his wife. trust me, my wife will be out there defending me. >> reporter: but the battle now for minority voters. sanders' first stop after his
big win, harlem where he ate soul food and met with al sharpton. and listen to this, that new hampshire win was very lucrative for bernie sanders. in the 18 hours after the polls closed there, sanders raised more than $5 million shattering the campaign's previous record for money raised in less than a day. guys, and it is mostly from small donations. >> that's what's been fueling him all along. high stakes tonight in this debate. clinton team telling you anything about their strategy? >> you know, it's funny, george. they won't. they don't want to put their playbook out. in the past they've given us nuggets here and there. we expect issues affecting minority communities to be a big one. that's the battleground and where bernie sanders is especially vulnerable watching for hillary clinton to go on the attack tonight and bernie sanders told me yesterday that he is ready for it. >> okay, cecilia, thanks very much. >> very important tonight. thank you, cecilia. now to the republican race, chris christie and carly fiorina announce they are dropping out. all eyes on south carolina where
the next primary takes place. jon karl is there for us in clemson, south carolina. >> reporter: after his big win in new hampshire donald trump took a victory lap in south carolina last night. he's hoping a big win here will make him unstoppable. the republican candidates are bringing their fight for the gop nomination to the south this morning. rallying supporters overnight donald trump set a south carolina win would clear his path to the republican nomination. >> we win here, we're going to run the table. if we win here after winning so big in new hampshire all of these characters are going to give it up. >> reporter: trump trained his fire on jeb bush hoping a strong south carolina showing can save his campaign. >> you have a guy like bush who has his big fund. it's terrible. i'll be honest. the last thing we need is another bush. that i can tell you. >> reporter: while ted cruz the winner of the iowa caucuses
couldn't repeat that performance in new hampshire he says he won't be deterred by trump's victory. >> one of the most important conclusions coming out of the first two states is that the only candidate who can beat donald trump is me. >> meanwhile marco rubio is trying to get back on track after his disappointing fifth place finish in new hampshire. we caught up with rubio as he headed to south carolina. he says he's willing to take on the gop frontrunner. are you going to go after donald trump? >> it's no longer enough to continue to say the great things you're going to do but you won't tell us how you're going to do them. >> john kasich after his surprised second place win drew an overflow crowd in south carolina. kasich has relied on a positive campaign but says he's ready to hit back at his rivals. >> don't mess with me. okay. so i'm not going to be a pin cushion or marshmallow but i'm also not going to spend my time trying to trash other people.
when this race started we had 17 republican candidates. now we're down to six. donald trump and five others all dividing up that anti-trump vote. robin. >> that is true. what is the situation right now? how does the race stand right now in south carolina? >> reporter: robin, there have be no reliable polls since a week before the iowa caucuses. but in every poll in south carolina going back to october, donald trump has had a commanding lead and there's little evidence anything has changed that. the other candidates have nine days to make up ground. >> thank you. >> all the polls in new hampshire as well. let's get to matthew dowd. matthew, very different terrain from iowa and manchester, new hampshire and that has vicious politics. >> it gets nasty and negative fast. it is different. it has aspects of iowa and new hampshire. first it's an open primary. that means democrat, independents and republicans can vote in it like new hampshire.
but it also has the highest percentage of evangelicals similar to iowa but one of the differences in the evangelicals in south carolina is they're not driven to the polls by social issues but establishment conservative issues and so when you look at all the panorama of this and also is, south carolina is going to have twice as many liberal and moderate voters as iowa, so when you look at it, you give advantage, donald trump, when you go into south carolina. >> and he probably has the lead going in. let's talk about the democrats. that debate tonight. a lot of commentary swirling around hillary clinton's debate strategy. does she go very, very positive, put forward a vision, some people said she hasn't done that or is now the time to really try to take down bernie sanders? >> well, listen, george, she's been wounded and she's bleeding so the first thing she needs to do is apply a tourniquet and stopping bleeding so she doesn't lose nevada the next state up. what i would do if i were her prosecute the case directly against bernie sanders and ignore the moderators and basically say in a calm, cool, strong way prosecute the case saying the only person on this stage that can get anything done
is me. your ideas are great. they're aspirational but the only person that can get things done is myself. i would turn to him and prosecute the case. >> we'll be watching tonight. matthew dowd, thanks very much. >> thank you. now to new developments overnight in ferguson, missouri, the federal government announcing it's suing the city trying to force it to overhaul its police department. which has repeatedly been accused of racial discrimination. abc's pierre thomas is in washington with that story for us. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. in a blunt press conference the attorney general accused the city of ferguson of stonewalling attempts to right the wrongs of a police department she flatly described as racially biased. >> all: this is what democracy looks like. >> reporter: this morning the justice department firmly agreeing with african-american residents of ferguson saying their complaints of unfair and racially biased police enforcement are, in fact, true. >> the ferguson police department's violations in particular were expansive and deliberate, stopping people
without reasonable suspicion. by arresting them without cause and by using unreasonable force. these violations were not only egregious, they were routine. they were driven at least in part by racial bias. >> reporter: the justice department now suing the city of ferguson less than 24 hours after the city council rejected a deal to reform the police. >> i think the things that we've asked for are very reasonable. we're not trying to take away any safeguards. >> reporter: the attorney general wasn't buying it saying blacks in the city which saw so much unrest after the fatal police shooting of michael brown -- >> they have waited decades for justice. they should not be forced to wait any longer. >> reporter: ferguson officials say they're willing to reform police practices but argue that implementing the deal might be too costly and that changes were needed. ferguson city councilman mark burns sent us an e-mail last night saying while washington politicians can run up endless debt that doesn't work in ferguson where we, quote, actually have to pay our bills. the legal showdown now fully engaged. robin.
>> it certainly is. all right, pierre, thank you. now we turn to amy with the morning's other top stories starting with a tragedy in maryland. >> it is so, so sad. flags are flying at half-staff across maryland to honor two sheriff's deputies shot and killed while responding to reports of a suspicious person at a panera restaurant. this is north of baltimore. police say the suspect who is wanted on two warrants opened fire targeting the deputies before he himself was shot dead. the deputies were 16 and 30-year veterans of the force. well, there are new precautions now because of the zika virus. the u.s. olympic committee says it will hire infectious disease experts to advise athletes about the outbreak in brazil after soccer star hope solo expressed concerns about traveling to the rio games this summer. north korea leader kim jong-un appears to have made another move to tighten his grip on power. sources in south korea say he's executed his top army general citing abuse of power, a day
after the senate approved harsh sanctions on the regime. >> and the u.s. is condemning iran for releasing video of a detained american sailor appeared to be crying. a u.s. navy spokesman says we are disgusted by the exploitation of our sailors for propaganda. ten were held after straying into iranian waters. and some terrifying scenes from india as an elephant rampaged through this town for hours crushing cars. it damaged about 100 homes. people ran for their lives but the animal was not on the attack. apparently it was just looking for the way back to the forest. it was subdued with tranquilizers and returned to the wild. and finally, sometimes you just really, really need your morning coffee, especially after a snowstorm so forget the four-wheel drive. one woman in canada relied on four-legged drive and hooked up her trained border collies to her sled and made a beeline for the tim horton drive-through. they had a special lane for her. an urban musher. i didn't know there was such a thing and a pro.
she didn't get any coffee for the dogs. she said they're plenty hyper already. that's what i call a coffee run, you know. >> maybe a doughnut for the dogs. >> that would have been nice. they had their treats. >> thanks, amy. we'll move on to the debate over concussions in pro sports. now turning to wrestling after that big announcement from wwe superstar daniel bryan who says he's retiring because of repeated head injuries. jesse is here with that and bryan wants to send a message. >> he sure does. the #thankyoudaniellebryan is filling up after the fan favorite announced that severe concussions are forcing him out of the ring and now wants to be a role model for others at risk. >> exchanging head butts at the top of the ladder. >> reporter: it's hits like that and slams like this that now has one of pro wrestling's most beloved superstars off the mat. >> i took a test that said maybe
my brain isn't as okay as i thought it was. >> reporter: 34-year-old wwe champion daniel bryan announcing this week that he's walking away from the sport he loves because of concussions. >> within the first five months of my wrestling career, i had already had three concussions. and then it gets to the point when you've been wrestling for 16 years that adds up to a lot of concussions. >> reporter: his doctor documents at least ten of them, some bryan says even leading to seizures. so, unlike many pro athletes in sports where concussions are a constant danger bryan is one of the first to walk away before too much damage is done something he's encouraging others to consider. >> you have a responsibility to yourself, to your family, to your friends just to protect yourself. >> reporter: and bryan makes it clear he doesn't blame the sport or the wwe. he says after his last concussion, even after several outside doctors had given him the okay, the wwe would not clear him to return.
and that decision may have saved him from a situation where he wouldn't have been able to walk away by choice and maybe without major consequence. >> this is his choice. >> you're seeing more and more athletes. nfl players have left the sport early in their careers because of concussions. people becoming much more proactive. >> clear about why he's doing it. rob on the weather. record cold in the east. heat in the west. >> yin and yang and california, three days in a row of record-shattering heat and we'll do it again today. maybe slightly cooler, 10 to 20 degrees above normal. reinforcing shot with a run of the marathon ahead of schedule to beat the heat not happening this year.
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. starting off with colors this morning, and mushy sunshine and more temperatures this afternoon, our warmest high is sunday, monday and tuesday and a few records and a wet transition back to cooler weather. today, mid-60s along the coast, and upper 60 to low 70s forest us, tonight, mild again and upper 40s to low 50s elsewhere. my seven-day outlook shows the rain will be light, but at least it is in t still to come on "gma," that nightmare royal caribbean cruise ship battered by a terrifying storm. finally back in ners -- jersey now. the passengers are hear and they're speaking out now. trying to use your phone outside. how well do those touchscreen
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we welcome you back to "gma." you're looking at the "anthem of the seas," safely docked this morning in bayonne, new jersey, after facing, oh, hurricane-force winds. how some of the passengers from that ship, now they're here live. i'm going to talk to them in just a moment. looking forward to that. >> we are. lara out in hollywood behind the scenes with the cast of "scandal." how is it going in the oval? >> it's not bad, george. i could get used to this. i am in the oval office, while the "scandal" oval office and i'm not alone. joined by none other than mr. president. >> good morning, america. >> and some of his cast members. interesting sequence here, it is the fight between good and evil. but the question is on "scandal" that we love, who's good, who's evil? we'll find out in a "scandal"-icious hour. at 8:00.
are you going to talk finally? >> am i going to talk? why was lara in my seat? >> this guy watch him. >> we got that eye out. we're watching. all right, lara, we'll get back to you. first, the cruise ship passengers finally back on solid ground after that nightmare at sea. royal caribbean's giant ship, "anthem of the seas" arriving safely in new jersey overnight after surviving hurricane-force winds. some of those passengers are good enough to be with us here. we're going to talk to them in just a moment but first, linsey davis is at that dock in bayonne, new jersey, with more. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. seeing the ship now from the outside it looks as if nothing ever even happened. certainly that's a far cry from the accounts that we've been hearing again and again from passengers who talk about this massive ship listing at 45 degrees and then if you count up three stories they talk about water going overtop of those balconies three stories high.
after four harrowing days at sea, the "anthem of the seas" finally made it to shore where passengers were greeted with cheers. the 4500 now sea-weary passengers thankful to be on dry land. >> i'm alive. i'm alive. this is insane. >> reporter: again and again, we heard stories of fear, of passengers saying as the ship was being pounded by 30-foot waves and wind gusts topping 100 miles per hour sunday night they thought for sure they would not survive. >> some people were absolutely terrified. it was scary. >> reporter: some are still questioning the captain's judgment to venture out to sea with severe storm warnings in the forecast and wednesday night, royal caribbean apologized to its passengers in a statement calling the event exceptional and saying the company has identified gaps in our planning system that we are addressing. what happened this week showed that we need to do better. >> something went wrong. we either didn't interpret the forecast correctly or we will do
a complete review of the situation to see if there's any way to change our procedure, processes to do anything to make sure this doesn't happen. >> reporter: maritime lawyer jim walker says half a dozen passengers already called him from the ship wanting to file a lawsuit. >> the real issue here is whether the cruise lines have any liability for the fear and anxiety that most of these passengers had and in most cases, cruise lines are not responsible when the passengers have been fearful of weather conditions. >> reporter: while at least four people suffered minor injuries, royal caribbean says the ship didn't sustain any major damage. the ntsb is currently considering an investigation. in the meantime, royal caribbean tells us "anthem of the seas" will once again set sail on saturday, heading to the bahamas. robin. >> all right, linsey, joining us now to share their stories are peter and angela alupus, ashley and charlotte lipman and lauren, whitney, brittany and alex and
albert hayes. good morning to you all. >> good morning. >> do you still feel like you're rocking a little bit? >> absolutely. >> i was just looking at you as you were watching that. we're so thankful that there are only some minor injuries and that you all are doing okay. okay, who kissed the ground when they got back? anybody do that? everyone? you always hear about people saying they're going to kiss the ground. peter, we saw your sister's video that she posted. you guys were told to stay in your cabins. it looks like you guys were in a washing machine. i mean, what was it like inside -- >> that's exactly what it was like. it was absolutely terrifying. we were on the third floor with an ocean view and we literally saw the ocean with dori swimming by. >> good you can have a sense of humor about it right now. but the captain would come on. you could hear even -- 17 years he's been a captain. he was experienced but there are a lot of crew members, this was their first time out.
could you hear the fear in their voices? >> absolutely. my sister walked out into the corridor and saw some of the staff hugging and crying and that's when she got concerned. we also didn't have any life vests in the cabin which is unusual. we've cruised many times and i guess they keep them at stations now but we were told to go back to the cabins and there were no life vests. luckily we had our own personal snorkel vests and my sister was wearing it throughout the -- >> yes. >> you guys have been on cruises before. wasn't your first rodeo. >> we have. >> lauren, okay, i can understand this, you had a panic attack. >> oh, yeah. >> even though you were -- >> beyond. >> even though you were told to stay in the cabin, you had cabin fever. had to get out. >> we were probably -- we were all together probably in the room for 20 minutes if that and then we left. yeah. i couldn't do it and the crew members were even telling us get back to the room and i said, no. i'm not going back. >> i hate to use the phrase but you said you felt like you had a "titanic" moment.
>> i felt that way when the captain came on the actual loudspeaker telling us to get back to our rooms. he didn't sound very convincing that it was going to be okay so it just -- everyone around us just started crying, saying they couldn't breathe. i had a guy rubbing my back up the stairs saying it's going to be okay. when everyone is freaking out like that it gives you a lot of anxiety. >> not everybody was freaking out. charlotte, you're 10 years old. it was your birthday cruise. >> yeah. >> and your daddy and everyone said you were having a good time eating candy and stuff. what was it like for you? >> it was kind of scary since i saw the waves and they were basically almost crashing on to our terrace. and the room is basically tilted all the way down like a ramp but when it wasn't moving i just ran down and then i fell on the bed. it was fun but still really scary. >> yeah, because your daddy was there for you and you had to be concerned, papa. >> it was very concerning but we tried to make the best of it. >> you said you got to eat candy and got quality time with your dad, one-on-one time with your dad so there was a bonus there.
you heard in linsey's report the response from royal caribbean saying that there were some gaps and stuff. looking back, what do you all think should have been perhaps done differently, would you want something different? >> yes, it came to my attention from a meteorologist friend of mine this storm had been forecast up to a week before and i've been watching the news since we came on land and they say even 24 hours before, the forecast was very accurate as far as what we were sailing into. so, you know, in retrospect, the captain did maneuver us through the storm, but i think he was instrumental in getting us to the storm and that's what i think needs to be addressed is how do we prevent this from happening again. >> the big lesson here. show of hands. who is going to go on a cruise ship again? >> look at you. >> a few shaky hands. charlotte was right up. quite a daughter you have there. >> she's a daredevil.
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>> typing in the cold can be a pain in more ways than one. >> annoying having to take off the gloves every time to send a text. >> reporter: regular gloves don't work with touch screens. here's why, the fabric blocks the charge from your finger which activates your phone. nick guy, a website that advises on best gadgets evaluated 12 pairs to find out how well they work. looking at all of these, they don't have the tips we're so used to seeing. >> the technology is advanced. they actually sew in silver and copper thread that conducts electricity and allows you to use your touch screen as if you weren't wearing gloves. >> to test for touch screen ability. he camped out in a temperature controlled brewery cooler, a lot like this one keeping it consistently frosty above freezing while he texted, used apps and played games. now it's my turn with wire cutter's picks. all right, it's cold in here. >> it is. >> 37 degrees. >> got to keep the beer chilly. >> moshi. for $29.95.
>> these are our favorites. we found they were nice and warm but we were also able to type really well with the thumbs on them. >> how well can i type in a brewery cooler? well, no typos. >> looked like you did pretty good. >> next up the north face thermoball tip gloves. for $50. >> a little bit thicker, not quite as flexible but they're still pretty impressive for how warm they are. >> feel like i could be in a blizzard and can type. >> yeah. >> they all lose connectivity over time but sometimes too quickly. that's what wire cutter found with glider gloves winter style which sell for $29.99. >> yeah. >> we wore them for a few months and were fine. when we went to do our final tests the left-hand glove stopped working altogether. they can wear out and that's unacceptable. >> glider gloves told us we found it's about 1% of all gloves that fail early.
we do back up our product with a 90-day warranty and replace any gloves that have failed or are defective. nick's advice, get gloves with gripping material on the palm. see how well it stays in the palm. get a tight fit. watch out for those with extra materials or seams on the tip. that reduces touch screen ability. we should tell you wire cutter does get a percentage of money from retailers on gloves sold through the links on their site and by the way, out of 12 of the touch screen gloves that expert tested this year he says he highly recommends four of them. you can see the entire list of results on our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! check it out. >> good info. thanks very much. coming up here, johnny depp plays donald trump. friends coming over? yeah, so? it stinks in here. you've got to wash this whole room are you kidding? wash it? let's wash it with febreze.
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♪ the art of the deal kenny logins performing "art of the deal." the theme song for a new funny or die video which shows donald trump in a way we've never seen before. wouldn't you say, t.j.? >> that is definitely the case. but if -- imagine if donald trump starred in, wrote, directed and even edited a movie about himself. that's essentially what this is
and 50 minutes of them making fun of donald trump. what threw them off is who played donald trump. put it up. if you don't know already, yes, that is johnny depp who transformed -- it took him two or three hours every day to do that. they shot it in december over about four days. and let me give you a little example of how this came out. >> i had to start up with nothing but the shirt on my back and a small million dollar loan from my father. >> that's the beauty. he did say that. >> he did say that and goes on with more stuff. >> a full movie. >> full-on movie. they did this about four days. you'd love this. they thought they had to do it in a hurry because trump was going to be out of the race. >> plenty of time. >> yes. >> we want more. >> some would say that is scandalous. we have a "scandal"-ous hour coming up. >> i see what you did. "scandal"-ous hour coming up.
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it is 7:56. i'm reggie aqui. we're going to head over to meteorologist mike nicco with a check of your forecast. >> good morning. we're in the mid-40s to 50s. on the way to upper 60s and low 70s with high clouds and sunshine. cooler on saturday and possible warmth through valentine's day and winter returns with rain on wednesday. still investigating the fatal accident, south san jose toward morgan hill. southbound is jammed, northbound due to lookie loos slow as well. and south 101 before university causing slow traffic on the peninsula. >> gma is live from l.a. on the set of scandal with kerry washington and the entire cast coming up next. and we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes and
good morning, america. kim kardashian opening up about baby number two and that big debate about moms, kids and being happy. experts weigh in with three ways for all moms to reduce the stress. new this morning, questions about how popular weight loss centers are getting people to shed those pounds. the new report raising big questions about whether some even work. dr. ashton here live with what you need to know before you sign up. ♪ it's time to get the chains out ♪ and things are about to get "scandal"-ous right here. >> don't tell me you can't do this. >> the all-star cast of prime time's hottest show like you've never seen them before live, unfiltered and all access. we're going on the "scandal" set and behind closed doors. >> sit down. >> as we say -- >> all: good morning, america.
♪ i'm alive yes, indeedy, good morning, america. suit up, gladiators. you know who you are. "scandal" is back tonight, and we're celebrating big time this morning. unprecedented access behind the scenes. as you saw, the entire cast is going to be joining us live. >> yeah, who needs sleep? it's 5:00 in the morning there in l.a. lara is there on the set with the entire cast. it's the first time we're going to see it. hey, lara. >> hey, yeah, george, this is unprecedented. so kind. "gma" starts at 7:00 in new york. that's 4:00 a.m. out here in l.a. and, look, a welcome sign. we're in the studio where "scandal" comes to life. i'm in pope & associates with the gladiators, everybody. we got huck, we got quinn, we got olivia, we got marcus and we -- i have a question. something is wrong with this picture. gladiator, gladiator, gladiator, first lady.
>> ah. >> bellamy has infiltrated. a little foreshadowing of something to come in part two of the season. >> we could tell you but we'd have to kill you. >> yeah. >> we're here. >> we like you too much. >> oh, yeah. please don't kill me. i did notice though, guys, they do have some new clients here. >> suspects, suspects. >> i'm not sure if they're clients or suspects. but as i told them off camera you guys have a lot of work to do. >> stephanopoulos. he's been in trouble. >> for a long time. >> the dirt. >> uh-oh. >> so anyway, we'll have a full cast talk and talk with all these guys and give you secrets all throughout the 8:00 hour. mwah. back to you. >> going to be so much fun. a lot coming up. now to amy with the morning rundown. >> the big story this morning after 40 days, the standoff for that wildlife refuge in oregon may finally be ending. the four remaining militia members holed up on the property are promising to turn themselves in after being surrounded by the
fbi. meanwhile, cliven bundy was arrested in portland last night. he is the father of ammon bundy who led the occupation of the refuge to protest the use of public lands. well, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are preparing for another crucial debate tonight, this time in wisconsin. it will be their first face-off since sanders' landslide victory in new hampshire. sources tell abc news hillary clinton's top advisers are calling supporters and donors trying to ease concerns about their campaign. they are focusing on south carolina and nevada and relying on support among african-american and latino voters. on the republican side, donald trump telling supporters in south carolina, if he wins their state's primary, he'll, quote, run the table to the nomination. ted cruz claims he is the only candidate who can beat trump. john kasich is considered a long shot in south carolina, but the ohio governor is making news as he prepares to sign a bill defunding planned parenthood. in health news, encouraging signs about dementia in america.
it appears to be on the decline. a new study finds rates of dementia are down more than 40% since the 1970s among whites. doctors say the change is most likely because of lower rates of heart disease, and they also found a link between higher education and a lower risk for dementia. well, we have an update on this video we showed you of that man helping police catch a drug suspect by tripping him on a sidewalk. well, police released the video in the hopes of finding him so they could thank him for doing their legwork, and now they have. it turns out he is a soldier in the british army, and like any good soldier, he is always on duty. and finally the secret service has posted a sign outside the white house that may seem a little obvious. it reads, weapons prohibited at the white house. well, the agency tells "usa today" that it's required by law to post the sign to have the right to search people. but here's the deal, that law was passed back in 1988.
it took them 28 years to get the sign up. no word why it took so long, but good work, guys. better late than never, robin. >> i guess so, amy. thank you. we got a big health headline for the millions of americans trying to lose weight. two-thirds of u.s. adults are classified as overweight or obese, and a new study from johns hopkins university reveals those popular weight loss centers that so many use may not be helping. dr. jennifer ashton is here with the details. so, what's going on here, jen? >> so, robin, if you are overweight or obese and in my office, i would likely counsel you about the importance of losing weight and then might likely refer you to one of these weight loss centers to help you because this is an ordeal. so what this study did is they kind of went behind the scenes and did a report card in an urban area of medical weight loss centers and what they found, they didn't do so well. there is a lot of room for improvement. one of the findings was about 1% only follow the actual medical guidelines in helping patients lose weight.
fewer than one in three are actually supervised by a physician, and only about 3% are recommending the proper amount of physical activity. so, again, not such a good report card here. >> these are shocking numbers. >> yeah. >> why are they not following the requirements? >> we don't know. i mean, my take on this is a number of possible explanations. number one, a center may choose deliberately to pursue their own approach, which is fine as long as you're transparent about that, and you want to follow your own espy. recipe. what would be more concerning if they were actually unaware that there were real guidelines that should ideally be followed and, lastly, obviously there could be financial gain here, and it could be a scam, so this is a scenario again where patients need to proceed with caution. buyer, beware. >> congratulations, you are just newly -- >> yes. >> -- board certified when it comes to obesity medicine. >> thank you. >> and there is some research out there that shows why it is so difficult for many to lose weight.
>> right, we know based on the obesity medicine data, in some cases losing a significant amount of weight may not be as simple as eating carrot sticks and exercising a lot because this is a complex issue with multiple causes. there are metabolic reasons, hormonal reasons, environmental reasons, exposure in utero, behavioral, genetic. this is a war on obesity, so we need an army to fight it. >> jen, you know so many people, they see these centers in malls, in strip malls and all around. what is your recommendation? >> well, proceed with caution. okay, there are a couple of tips. number one, you want to be clear about your goals at the onset. are you going to lose 20 pounds or are you going because you're trying to lose 200 pounds and you want to ask about the credentials of the people operating these centers. >> good. >> that should be up front. it's not a secret. you are entitled to know their qualifications. ideally, people can go to the internet and read the american heart association and obesity society guidelines on weight loss from 2013.
it's a magnum opus, but it is there and it is accessible for everyone to look at and, lastly, you have to factor in cost. we say it all the time. it's expensive to be overweight. but getting good health can also be expensive, and so cost has to be factored in. >> wonderful suggestions right there. all right, congratulations again. >> thank you. >> like she needs another title. doesn't have enough going on. >> a little bit of free time. >> a little. jen will be answering your questions throughout the morning. tweet her @drjenashton. go to "gma's" facebook page, as well. >> now to jesse with the "morning menu." >> thanks, robin. here's what's coming up on the "morning menu." kim kardashian opening up about baby number two and starting a parenting debate. what experts are saying this morning. and lara is live on the "scandal" set getting unprecedented access with the entire cast like you've never seen before. plus, tory johnson is here with some great "deals & steals" to keep your family warm as the temperature drops, and it is getting colder. she's right here. we got some beards. we got some great ideas. it's all coming up live right here on "gma" in times square.
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she's opening up about how she's handling that new addition to her family going from one child to two and we have expert advice on how to manage that challenge. reena ninan has the story. >> reporter: kim kardashian has conquered the worlds of reality tv, fashion and social media. but going from one baby to two, that's something she says she's still trying to master posting this week, "i get no sleep" in reference to balancing the needs of her newborn son with those of her toddler daughter, north west. "one is like one," she writes repeating something her mother kris jenner once told her. "two are like twenty. every waking second i'm not with the baby i'm with north. i feel like i go into overdrive to give my daughter attention and make her feel loved." >> this is exactly what your reality stars to be like. relatable and in this post, kim kardashian proved she's just like every other mother out there. completely overwhelmed by taking care of kids. >> reporter: the strain from becoming a second time mom is
far from uncommon. according to a 2015 study conducted by the university of michigan, 65% of women are likely to be less happy in the first year or two after the birth of their second child. nicole herwitz knows the stress of going from one to two. the new york mom says she was just getting into a routine with her firstborn max when she welcomed a new baby two months ago. >> mornings used to be really easy. my son would wake up, and we would do breakfast for him and get him off to school. and now it's a lot of preparing at night to get the toddler out the door and then start things all over again with the newborn. >> reporter: parenting experts say the key for new moms and kim kardashian is enlist help from a baby sitter or spend time with mommy friends who understand the stress and schedule some "me" time on a regular basis. >> if your older child is feeling jealous or left out, you can always make them feel included in taking care of the baby. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> and you have to pull the older child off the younger child. >> yeah, you have to watch those
two, right? >> absolutely. >> and kim is very fortunate. she has her resources to be able to help her out that some other mothers might not have. now to the moment we've been waiting for all morning, lara live in hollywood with the cast of "scandal." enjoy, lara, enjoy. >> oh, thank you, robin. you know i'm in heaven. i love the show, and the cast is just as nice as you would imagine. "scandal" back tonight. millions of viewers have followed every plot twist about olivia, fitz, jake, mellie, the entire crew. we're going to talk about all of that but first we want to get you caught up on what's gone on. take a look. >> it's handled. >> reporter: no one handles a scandal -- >> don't tell me you can't do this. >> reporter: -- quite like olivia pope. >> i need to work. >> reporter: tonight the gladiators are back in business, and things are getting a little complicated. >> i was trying to save us. >> there is no us. >> reporter: when we last saw them at christmas, president fitz narrowly survived an impeachment trial. >> i have done nothing wrong.
>> reporter: his ex-wife mellie became an overnight political sensation. olivia's evil dad came back into the fold. >> i may be the bad guy, but the worst guys are out there. >> reporter: and for a brief moment, it looked like the white house may even have a new first lady, but she found out that even the best fairy tales don't always have happy endings. >> we tried. >> we did. >> reporter: so where will it all end up? >> it doesn't matter. i know. >> reporter: of course we'd love to tell you, but then we'd have to handle you. so, instead right now an unprecedented look behind the scenes on the set of prime time's hottest show, so grab your popcorn, gladiators. >> sit down. >> reporter: because this "scandal"-ous cast interview live starts now. yes, i cannot tell you how excited i am to be here for this unprecedented live look at "scandal" behind the scenes. the show, as i said, back tonight at 9:00 p.m. i'm here with 13 members of the
cast, and we are going to -- [ cheers ] and tables are turned. i'm interrogating you guys today. >> uh-oh. uh-oh. >> we have all agreed to spill some "scandal"-ous secrets but first here is a little look at something to come tonight. >> yes, yes. >> are you going to open the door? are you okay? >> i'm fine. what do you mean? >> i mean, you won't open the door and that's weird. is there someone in there? >> what do you mean about a client? this isn't about a client. you want to talk on the phone. surveillance -- >> we do not want anyone at the nsa to hear about this. >> why? who's the client? >> the head of the nsa. >> i was just trying out for a role. i'm not going to live. i have a captive audience and i love the show so much. >> applaud, everybody. [ applause ] i'm going to start -- ah. so, kerry washington, thanks for being here. very, very early. all of you, thank you. >> you're our first gladiator and one of our most fierce gladiators. >> i tried to dress the part today. >> sexy.
>> thanks. the scene that we just saw, what are you hiding behind the door, girl? that scene, huck is trying to talk to you. you will not -- usually you let everybody in. you have something, either it's a man or a something. >> uh-huh. 9:00, 8:00 central. 9:00, 8:00 central. >> really? that big? >> that's my answer. that's the only way you get to see what's behind the door. >> does what's behind the door have a heartbeat? >> hmm. i mean, poeticly speaking. >> that's beautiful. >> i see life in all kinds of things. >> that was great. >> whoo. >> i have a big question. we saw a glimpse of it. i feel like fashion is almost another character in the show. >> uh-huh. >> it definitely tells a bit of the story, and what we've seen so far indicates a sea change of sorts, in fact, i'm going to start -- i want you to roll one more clip and you'll understand what i'm talking about. go ahead, roll this. >> we are never done. we do not give up. >> my world, my rules, this is war. >> there is no script.
>> do you want to be a gladiator in a suit? >> it's handled. >> i like that. >> oh, yeah, you throw that white hat. out with the white, in with the red. let me ask any of you, what does the red symbolize? what's the change we'll see in olivia and in all of you? >> ooh, wow. what is the change? >> if you say 9:00, 8:00 central -- >> no. it feels like -- it feels like we're not hiding anymore. it feels like -- which is ironic because of the clip we just showed of hiding. but it feels like everybody is trying to step into their new truth. >> but are you sick of being on the white horse? do you have a different agenda now? >> we'll see. i mean, i think everybody is still struggling. that's so much to me what the show is about. everybody is trying to be the best version of themselves. >> well, not everybody. >> be an upstanding person. >> trying. >> not everybody is -- not everybody is able. >> i was going to point right to your dad. >> no, no. >> he thinks he's being the best version of himself.
>> absolutely, he thinks he's being the best version of himself, yeah. >> i mean, nobody does a soliloquy like you, my friend, joe plays command. >> thank you very much in front of my entire case. >> yes, thank you. >> there's just something about the lilt in your voice, and i love the dynamic that's happening or that i'm sensing between you three, scott foley and guillermo, my hunk. what's to come? what can you tell us about the dynamic between that triangle? >> well, the last thing you saw, right, was that he walked into my house, which means that we're either going to be very close, or there's going to be a lot of blood. >> really? okay. oh, wow, look, look at the action. >> oh, well -- >> we have a chyron up. you can't see but i just saw a very touching moment. >> it was. it was sweet, wasn't it. >> it was sweet. >> i'm not feeling we'll be singing "kumbaya" during that scene. >> you don't know. i mean, like you said, the last thing we saw jake walking into
rowan's house, so i think there's a lot of possibility there. you know, there was some harsh feelings in the past and understandably so. >> yeah. >> but i think there's an open door. >> and, huck, i want to ask you. your character is probably the most complicated. i just called you huck. guillermo. >> okay. >> guillermo, how is that for you to play -- it must just be a delicious piece of meat for an actor. >> yeah. >> and then also what can we expect from your character? >> it's awesome. you know, i'm the luckiest guy. i feel like i'm on television to be able to portray huck, but, you know, huck, i think, is trying to be that normal guy. you know, he's trying to be that guy. really, he's trying really, really hard and as you saw in one of those scenes a few episodes ago where he doesn't end up torturing rowan was a major step forward. >> huck is getting soft. >> yeah, well, i don't -- >> kind of. >> i look at it as he's getting stronger. >> amen. >> he's getting better. >> that, i agree. >> i absolutely agree. >> resisting the --
>> trying to break -- >> yeah. >> katie, next to you is cornelius. he is the newest gladiator. [ applause ] >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> and he might not be as willing to do the things that you are willing to do. >> very true. >> my friend. so how -- >> yet. >> oh, really. >> i mean, who knows. who knows. >> that's true. how will that dynamic work, though, when you're willing to pull teeth literally? >> i think that you'll see a lot going forward about what it's like to have a new gladiator in the office and how we all sort of deal with that energy and what responsibilities we give him, what we don't give him and >> all right, and then -- darby, who is my fashion icon, always fun to see you. >> ah. >> and abby, poor abby, that's tough to be in that press room. you had a hard time with the press corps. so, do you get a break? does the president finally call you abby? >> abby comes into a little bit of a different scene in this
second half of the season, and there is a major change. >> ooh. >> that's all i can say, major. >> all right. >> capital m-a-j-o-r. >> oh. >> so are we saying that abby has one of the biggest story line? should we be watching abby? >> yeah, yeah. >> i know. >> i haven't even gotten to this side of the room. >> every story -- >> equal opportunity writing. but abby -- >> i would say every character has major changes. >> and i mean, portia, this little three-way back here quite literally and, artemus, welcome to the family. you're fantastic. [ applause ] i want to hear about that. and i've been saving -- i mean, your trouble all the time playing cyrus beene and the president and first lady and we're going to have to wait to save the best, the nuggets of your relationship and, of course, with this gal, kerry washington, because we do have more with "scandal" coming up.
plenty more time coming up, so thank you for this little sort of sneak peek. more to come, everybody, but just a reminder in case kerry didn't remind you enough, "scandal's" winter premiere is tonight, 9:00, 8:00 central. please stay with us, though, we'll get a little "scandal"-ous coming up. back to you guys in new york. >> lara, please tell each and every one of them how grateful we are for them getting up like that, playing with us this morning. we know how early it is, and our audience is loving it. you tell them. >> they baited the hook this morning. >> thank you, thank you, to each and every one. we can't wait for more. let's go outside to rob. >> we're grateful for those bearing the cold. you're from australia. why would you come to the cold? >> something different. just something different but, yes, freezing. >> on the way back there heading to hi high so it'll be a warmer stopover. you want to build a snowman. snow rowers in idaho. wind with light sticky snow will bring you that kind
>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. starting off with colors this morning, and mushy sunshine and more temperatures this afternoon, our warmest high is sunday, monday and tuesday and a few records and a wet transition back to cooler weather. today, mid-60s along the coast, and upper 60 to low 70s forest us, tonight, mild again and upper 40s to low 50s elsewhere. my seven-day outlook shows the rain will be light, but at least it is in the we have more from the set of "scandal" coming up in our next half hour. also "deals & steals," tory and jesse are going to be here with that. stay with us. ♪ it's all i need tonight
anchor natasha zouves. we're tracking breaking news. we have conformed an off-duty richmond police officer has been shot and killed in vallejo. you are looking at video of the scene. several news crews are working the story. we'll bring you another update in 30 minutes. our coverage continues now on twitter and if you have our abc 7 news app you will be getting push alerts all morning. let's get an update on your morning commute with sue hall. >> after pleasant hill at southbound 680 it is heavy here. we have an accident blocking the slow lane at gregory. and to south san francisco, southbound 280 and westboro we have a temporary close down to get it off to the left-hand
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how are you doing this morning. check out the beautiful picture of shades of gray at mt. temple pieas. temperatures in san francisco. topping out around 70 to 72. watch out for the tree pollen. high today. high surf at noon today through 8:00 on saturday. be careful there. i do have rain in the forecast next wednesday. natasha. >> thank you, mike. we'll have noun another update
at 8:58 and always on our news app. ♪ don't stop can't stop it's like a freight train ♪ ♪ don't stop can't stop until you feel ♪ >> this is the world premiere of the first video ever done completely in zero gravity. it's called "upside down and inside out." these guys are always fun. >> they certainly are always fun known for their creative -- >> got these balloons with paint in them that explode and kind of shatter all over the cabin. >> there you go. >> how wild is that? >> i wonder how many trips they had to do that. how many people got sick. >> rob is thinking about the cruise ship. even the group has done creative videos and even said this one was out of the box for them. you can see the full video
on our facebook page right now. you want to check that out. >> very cool. also this morning, mario batali is here. he is taking on our $5 dinner challenge. i'll team up with him for i guess we're making penne pinchers penne. i like it. all right. >> it's going to taste good if mario is here. let's get back to lara. lara. >> hi, everybody. welcome to "pop news" time. i am on the balcony on the set of "scandal" with the one and only josh malina. >> it's exciting. >> hi, thanks. i know you're a pop aficionado. >> i am. >> so, guys, we begin with part one. we need to roll the music. >> do you like adele? >> sure. ♪ hello from the other side >> hello. it's me. actually it's adele. she is in california dreaming about how it used to be. actually she's probably dreaming about how tomorrow night will be.
a surprise pop-up last-minute concert she's throwing for her most loyal fans just ahead of her performance at the grammy awards. 1500 tickets were offered to super fans -- you had to be registered at adele.com, which i know you were. >> is it a surprise if we know it's tomorrow? >> she surprised fans by saying, hurry, go to my website. >> i think a surprise is if she just walks in. >> but this is big. 1500 fans get to see her. she's got a world tour coming but this is just for the very biggest fans like i am with "scandal." >> sure. >> and not to worry if you didn't get tickets because, yeah, they are all gone now, six shows coming here in l.a. at the staples center and all over, world tour for adele starts this summer. go to her website for the dates and the places. >> uh-huh. >> also in "pop news," if you don't have a date for valentine's day, i can't help you. >> i do. my wife of 20 years. >> fantastic. if you ladies don't have a date, no problem. how about a little pillow talk with fabio. >> fabio? >> yes. >> check this out.
♪ yeah, baby. >> fabulous. >> oh, yeah. there's cheesy music, rose petals, champagne and inexplicably a wind machine. >> he still looks good. he's hanging in there. i probably should stop speaking. >> fabio is there for you because hallmark is offering -- i feel like i have to talk like this. with this video. >> i wish you would. >> he's prepared a lovely evening for you thanks to hallmark offering 18 minutes of the long hair lothario's undivided attention on their streaming site, feeling.com. he's stretched out on a bear skin rug. he will ask you how you are, of course, he's not really listening to your innermost fantasies, your secrets. this may not lead to a happy ending. >> i feel like after about three minutes of skyping with fabio, it would get awkward. >> it's not even skyping, it's like a video that rolls. >> you're watching and he's pretending to -- >> he's pretending to listen to you. but listen, if you don't have
any other plans on valentine's day as the gladiators would say, fabio has it handled. yeah, you see what i did there. >> it was good. >> all right. so now we have two other teammates of yours. >> portia and artemus will help me. "pop news," we'll do a little game. you guys always have wine, wine coolers and you seem to like wine coolers. >> we promote drinking on the show. >> i know that that olivia likes a nice bottle of red. we came up with a game. these are all wines and their description. tell me which cast member best matches the wine. first one is rose, bubbly flirty, a regular at summer beach houses. >> jeff perry. >> jeff perry. >> okay, artemus. >> i mean, if we get to hard liquor, i can give you some answers. >> saving that for last. malbec, deep and soulful. >> i think papa pope, no? >> that's what i was thinking. >> i don't know about that actually. >> deep. >> who in real life is malbec? who is deep and soulful? >> nobody on the show. >> fantastic. >> we don't have any of those.
>> riesling, sweetest of the sweet. >> bellamy. >> she's very sweet. >> anybody catch that. portia was like, me. >> i just wanted one person -- >> i was assuming -- >> i was totally with you. i was mind melting. white zinfadel. high alcohol content. you like to have a good time. >> oh, that might be me. >> i will a give that one to -- >> we got our zinfandel. >> i love it. >> oh, that's it, and, okay, and good old hooch. >> oh. >> you said you wanted it. >> well, that's susan's -- >> no, you said you were going to name. >> oh, shoot, yeah, how about -- oh, a blanco tequila, i'd say scott foley. >> there you go. >> bitter after-taste. >> sampling of the secrets of the "scandal" set. for now, though, back to you in new york. more with the president and olivia coming up. >> now i'm craving a glass of wine. so early. >> it's almost 9:00. >> thank you, lara. thank you everybody. we'll have a lot more with
the cast of "scandal" coming up. amy and mario batali, our $5 dinner challenge. >> that's right. we are giving celebrity chefs 5 bucks to whip up a well-balanced meal and this morning a celebrity chef and co-host of "the chew" is taking on the challenge, mario batali, come on out. [ applause ] ♪ >> all right, you, this is not an easy challenge, $5, but you've got it covered and it's in the bag. >> absolutely. >> first of all, i have a box of pasta, which we're only going to use half. >> pasta is a good option for people on a budget. >> absolutely. the problem with americans, a lot of us think of it as a single portion serving. this is enough for four people. >> all right. >> then sausage. >> sausage. all right. >> delicious italian spicy sausage. >> that was $1.50. >> we're only going to use half of it. then broccoli. >> broccoli. >> 85 cents worth for a half a head. >> that is an incredible -- this is your total right here. >> yes. >> that brings you to a grand total of $3.21.
that is amazing. >> all right. >> i'm feeling pretty good about it. >> pretty incredible. so, let's get cooking. we need any items from our pantry? >> well, yes. could you bring me extra virgin olive oil, chili flakes and a quarter pound of the '50s sliced real thin. that was a joke. >> i want to tell you. you actually have a brand-new restaurant. congratulations. >> i do. >> first in ten years. >> first restaurant in new york city in ten years. la sirena. it means the mermaid in "the odyssey" that would sing from the rocks of sirano. it would crash the ships and die. no one will die in this restaurant. >> no one will die in this restaurant. >> all right. >> so we drop our pasta. what we always do, right before we drop the pasta in the water we salt it, so you always remember. right before i put the pasta in i put the salt. salt is free on today. then we cook it al dente and if you do it you cook it according to the package instructions written right on the box. cook it one minute short of that
and then throw it in with all of the rest of the things we call palm de menu. here we have sausage. i crumbled. i put three of the links back in the freezer. a tip is, don't be afraid to freeze. don't thaw things, don't leave it on the counter. take it out the night before and put it in the fridge and broccoli is blanched in water and throw it in like that. >> you blanched it. how long do you blanche? >> when you blanche things you bring water up to a boil and you throw it in quickly with a little bit of salt, take it out after one minute, put it in ice water to shock it and refresh it which retains the chlorophyll. >> see, i'm glad i asked. >> retains the crunch and that also helps you know you're maintaining some of the vitamins and minerals. >> very nice. good. all right. >> so if you don't have a colander around the house or a sink. hold on, let me reach for the sink. ooh, sorry. >> virtual kitchen. >> the virtual sink is so good. what's important in good pasta dishes is don't take the noodles out and just put them naked on the plate. >> ah. >> you toss them into the pan
with the condiment so the two separate ingredients -- >> that's such a good idea. >> the noodle and all the other stuff come together as one. >> yeah. >> now we'll add a little chili flakes. >> a marriage of flavors. >> exactly. a little drizzle of extra olive virgin oil. >> cheese. >> just a little cheese. >> cheese is expensive and cheese will mask it. use that grater right there. >> and you buy your cheese in bulk. >> buy my cheese in bulk and also i only keep in the refrigerator how much i'll use that week, a half pound. the rest in the freezer wrapped twice in foil and then in a plastic wrap. >> you can freeze that. >> you can freeze cheese -- the hard, dried cheeses you can freeze. the fresh cheeses not so much. >> we are learning so much this morning. >> i know. >> put the cheese actually in there is what we want. >> put the cheese -- >> in the pan. so that it melts, almost becomes a little like fondue. >> oh. >> one of the big things about italian pasta cookery is that it's about the balance so it would seem to us abudanza, keep putting more stuff in.
it's about simple food. you never see giant italians walking around on the street. they eat pasta every day. it's because they eat the right portion. >> all right. thank you so much. this is amazing. >> so good. >> robin is like -- >> a little of that. >> look how much robin is eating. >> robin is a good eater. but she's clearly a responsible eater because she's slim and sexy. >> you're good. >> stop it some more. you can get recipes at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! i just almost spit it out. let's go outside to rob. we'll save you some, rob. >> looks delicious and hot. we're cold out here. you bought the hat here. good job. chilly for sure. where it's warmer though is the midsection all the way up to the northwest. temperature in the 70s. dallas, 50s. look at billings, 59 and 60s in southern oregon. the northwest will see more rain coming in after a dry spell. >> , i am meteorologist mike nicco off to a colorful start because of high clouds and they bring murky sunshine and temperatures above average at 67 to 72.
our favorite gladiators in this unprecedented behind-the-scenes look on the set of "scandal" out in hollywood with me so early in the morning and then tonight on back again for the winter premiere. i got to get to the president. i got to get to cyrus beene. so jeff and tony, tell me about your dynamic. tony, so much changed for you, no wife, no mistress. >> right. >> you and jeff are back together. >> we're working together. but as you saw in the last -- things are pretty strained between us so abby really has -- >> are you going to hit on abby now? >> i can't tell you anything about that. >> whoa. >> i think you were just giving us a little -- a little -- oh, look at bellamy. so, meanwhile, bellamy is like, that's fine. >> bellamy doesn't like me. >> bellamy doesn't care about olivia being gone. she doesn't care about you. she is focused on becoming the president of the united states. >> yeah, yeah. >> right? >> doesn't get much help from
her ex. >> if she needs it. >> amen. amen, sister. amen. >> so, are you watching -- >> helping other places. who knows. >> hence, why we saw bellamy in olivia pope's office earlier in this show. thank you for sharing a secret. >> could it be? could it be? >> that's what this segment is all about. >> digging, digging. >> all right. i want to talk to cornelius, the very handsome, very earnest gladiator, newest member of the team. getting on the set, working with family what was that like for you and what was something that surprised you, a "scandal" secret about one of your cast mates. >> first off i was really surprised just how much it felt like a family on set. people are really genuine, open and like family when you kind of get in there, you get teased a little bit. [ laughter ] >> that's true. >> i've had my share of -- let us not say pranks but -- >> a little bit. >> they put a little sprinkle on.
what else? i love to eat. i found somebody who loves to eat just as much as i do. >> who is that? >> this man. >> yeah. >> every morning. >> how long are the days on the set? tell me about the days because i imagine a show like this very long. >> we have the hardest working crew in hollywood. this crew like any of us -- [ applause ] >> our crew is tireless, and they are professional and like they are the family you're not seeing here because no way we'd be sitting here without them and they work harder than anybody up here. >> and they're here today with us. >> they came in. >> thank you, guys, behind the scenes. so one of our viewers wanted to know who hangs out off screen? you guys are working 13-hour days. >> we all do. >> i've actually been out with a few and i've seen you all -- the wine flows even when you're not in olivia's apartment. >> yeah, definitely. >> the girls like to gather and do walks and -- >> we do too. >> boys do too.
>> did you guys watch the super bowl together? anybody? >> no. >> i want to ask you, kerry, your wardrobe changes, which did you like better, being the gladiator in white or the kind of sexy lady in red? >> this one -- it was tricky for me. like our very first sitting, it was in the script that olivia starts wearing bright colors and lynn and i kind of froze. we sat and looked at each other and decided to try again the next day. one of the ways i've distinguished between kerry and olivia is i wear a lot of bright colors and she doesn't. it's been confusing but we're finding our way. we're figuring it out. >> it was a huge shift. >> on set too. >> your costume designer deserves an award. >> lynn is a genius. >> i agree. i just need to know before we go, can you really remain alone? you've got -- you're flanked by your two loves. can olivia pope stand on her own two feet? >> i think it's also -- that's an interesting question. are you alone when you are
surrounded by friends and family. like she still has her gladiators. maybe that's enough for now. >> is that enough? >> maybe. >> it is what her father wants for her. >> oh. >> stand on her own two feet and do her thing on her own. >> listen, command. >> it's the truth. >> we always worry about what your ulterior motive is. >> my ulterior motive is to make sure my daughter is happy. >> oh, my god. >> or dead. >> raise your hand if you believe -- hands down. >> so, who here is going to leave our "gma" moment -- and thank you so much for having us and for coming in early -- and go home and take a nap? raise your hand. >> that we can raise. >> i don't blame you. >> you guys are going to go -- >> i'm above it. >> everybody from "scandal," we thank you. we love you. keep up the great work. >> thank you. >> can't wait to see how it unfolds. mwah, mwah, mwah. don't miss the winter premiere. i'll say it again, "scandal" tonight 9:00, 8:00 central, where? >> all: abc. >> that's right. coming up. we've got deals, we've got steals. ♪ i'm burning up
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