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it's almost time for oscar and all eyes on host chris rock. >> i'm only here cause ellen didn't want to do the show. >> what will he say about the oscar controversy and who will take home the biggest awards of night. will leo dicaprio and sylvester stallone finally win? we are on the red carpet this morning and inside the theater with behind-the-scenes secrets from hollywood's biggest night only on "gma." ♪ and good morning, america. we have a lot of news overnight and we'll get to all that. plus, all that excitement building around the oscars. robin and lara out in l.a. ready for all the action. hey, robin. >> hello there. we are inside the dolby theatre right now where the biggest stars will watch the academy awards. on the stage right over there, all eyes on chris rock. what will he do? what will he say? more on that ahead. lara, i hear you were hanging out with the show's producers last night.
yeah, no kidding, the executive producers, the guys calling the shots and they gave me a few tidbits. some secrets, i'll share them with all of you coming up. back to you, rob. >> all right. we will have that and so much more ahead, george. >> yeah, looking forward to that all. we begin on a deadly serious note, that rampage overnight in kansas where a gunman killed three people, injured 14 before he was shot dead in a showdown with police. abc's clayton sandell is on the scene in hesston, kansas, good morning, clayton. >> reporter: hey, good morning, george. behind me you can see the factory where this all took place normally they make lawn mowers here but this morning it is a massive crime scene. horrifying moments as gunfire erupts in a small kansas community. >> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> reporter: just before 5:00 p.m. thursday officials say 38-year-old cedric ford started his shooting rampage, first firing shots at random drivers wounding two in separate locations.
minutes later, ford heads to excel industries in hesston where he worked armed with a rifle and handgun. he shoots one person in the parking lot before going inside the industrial plant and opening fire on his co-workers. >> and then i see a mob of people running out saying, run, run and pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. >> reporter: witnesses say ford kept shooting until the first officer to arrive on scene took him down. >> even though he took fire, he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives. a hero as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: in the end, four people including the gunman are killed. at least 14 are wounded. two medical choppers and 15 ambulances responded along with s.w.a.t. teams surround the plant as nearly 150 employees finally flee the building. friends and family outside desperately waiting to find out if their loved ones were okay. >> oh, my god. oh, my god.
>> reporter: the shooter has an extensive criminal record including arrests for burglary, battery and concealed firearms posting this picture and this video on facebook in september firing an ak-style rifle. this morning the sheriff tells me just an hour and a half before the shootings ford was served with a restraining order meant to keep him away from an ex-girlfriend. investigators say that may have pushed him over the edge. amy. just a few moments ago i spoke to an eyewitness to the shooting. jared trujillo and his wife jennifer. jared, i know you were inside excel when the shooting began. tell me what you saw, what you heard when you first realized something was terribly wrong. >> we were working on production and i heard a loud bang. i saw a forklift driver running, sprinting and i thought it was an explosion of some sort like something was on fire.
i had travis started screaming, yelling, run, run, there's a shooter. they're shooting at us. people were getting pushed, trampled. everyone was trying to get out of the shooting where he was shooting at. >> yeah, then, jared, you saw someone who had been shot and you went right into rescue mode? as we were leaving the building, me and another co-worker saw chewy and he had been shot in the leg in the upper hip area and we went back to get him and we carried him across the street and we got him down. we set him down and started attending to his wound. >> we saw that beautiful reunion when you two finally found each other after all of this horror. what was that moment like? >> i was happy. my family said they saw him on the news and had been seen him but i hadn't seen him yet and when i finally got to see him, i was -- i didn't want to let him go.
>> jared, what do you remember about cedric ford? do you know anything about him? >> there's a couple times that i've walked by him or had said hello to him and he never would respond. he was really quiet. he really didn't say much. he just -- he didn't look happy. >> well, we are certainly glad that, jared, you made it out safely and our hearts go out to those who did not. those who were wounded. jared and jennifer trujillo, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> yes. >> yes. >> you know, jared and i spoke earlier. he said that all of the other shootings we witnessed over the past two decades prepared him for that moment because he always thought, what would i do if? >> thank goodness. what a sad commentary on where we are. we move to the race for the white house. it's "your voice, your vote." and with super tuesday coming up, the final gop showdown last night was a texas-size brawl. marco rubio, ted cruz, coming out with guns blazing against donald trump and abc's jon karl was there.
>> reporter: marco rubio did something he has never done throughout this debate. he took the fight directly to donald trump. on the debate stage in houston, marco rubio and ted cruz immediately piled on donald trump. bringing up allegations he used illegal immigrants to help build trump tower. >> you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired -- >> no, i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> rubio is right, they found him being part of a conspiracy to hire people illegally and entered a $1 million judgment against him. >> reporter: then an energized rubio took over throwing everything he had at trump. >> i don't know about bankrupting companies. you know -- >> you know why? >> starting with -- >> one at a time.
>> reporter: it got personal. >> if he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where donald trump would be right now. selling watches. >> reporter: later rubio needled trump for more details on his health care plan. >> we should have gotten rid of the lines. we should have gotten -- we have to get rid of the lines around the -- >> reporter: trump seemed to be stuck on repeat as rubio had done in the new hampshire debate. >> so that's the only part of the plan, just the lines? >> you have many different plans. you'll have competition. you'll have so many different plans. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, i'm not repeating -- >> mr. trump -- >> no, no. [ cheers and applause ] talking about repeating i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> reporter: after the debate trump hammered his new nemesis. >> how did you feel up there? he went after you.
>> i expected that. they're losing by a lot and they thought they were going to win. i had fun but it was nasty. >> reporter: what did you think of the way rubio came out. >> i think he's a lightweight. i think he's a lightweight. >> reporter: despite the relentless attacks trump told me that he believed he was the clear winner of the debate and did nothing to downplay expectations for super tuesday. in fact, he told me, george, he thinks he has a good chance of winning everywhere including here in the state of kansas which is ted cruz's home state. >> thank you. joining us senator marco rubio from texas. thank you for joining us this morning. lots of great reviews and great headlines last night. >> good morning. >> but the big question this morning for you, is it too little too late? >> well, i don't believe that. i think it's important for people to understand they have a choice to make. look, if this pattern continues the conservative movement in the republican party will be taken over by a con artist portraying himself as the fighter of the ordinary person fighting for the
working man but he spent years sticking it to the working people. >> why didn't you make this case earlier? was that a mistake? >> because -- you know, george, i would prefer not to get into this situation where we're attacking one another but the cover he's getting from the media these days is extraordinary. you watch last night on the cable shows afterwards. they're like what is trump going to do to marco rubio like he's some sort of invincible force and there are people now in the media, i'm not saying you, but others rooting for him to win because they love first of all what it means for their ratings in a general election but here's the other, for those biased this means you will have a republican nominee who basically agrees with hillary clinton on planned parenthood and being neutral on israel, on -- even on issues regarding the economy like the takeover of our health care system by the government. he used the talking point that democrats consistently use, that if you don't support a government intervention in the health care industry, you're in favor of letting people die in the streets. so, they're holding back and as
soon as the nominee they'll open up the floodgates and hit him with a bunch of stories. it's important for republicans and conservatives to be aware of what is happening. >> hey has been hitting you over night in twitter calling you a choke artist, lightweight and puts up this tweet that has the cover of the drudge report this morning asking where do you win? and that is a big question. donald trump is ahead in almost every state on super tuesday. you're ahead in none. >> yeah, i acknowledge i'm an underdog and have been my entire life, unlike donald, i didn't inherit hundreds of millions. my dad was a bartender. my mother did the job as a maid that trump hires foreigners to do and my whole life i've had to fight and will fight now. no way the party of reagan and conservative movement, i'll allow it to be taken over by a con artist. he calls me a choker. he's a con artist. he spent 40 years sticking it to the people he claims to be fighting for. >> where do you win on tuesday? if he wins eight or nine states, can he be stopped?
>> he can because, first of all, if you look at tuesday most will award delegates proportionately and we'll do well in virtually every state and hopefully win a couple. even if we don't you'll see us continue to pick up delegates. when we get into march 15th we'll win florida -- >> he's up double digits right now. >> no, he's not. that's one poll. we've seen multiple polls that show a very different race. i am -- i know florida well. i've won there. i'm from there. we are going to win florida. florida is not going to vote for a con artist and it's not going to vote for someone who in palm beach right now is now hiring willing americans that are willing to work, instead he's importing a workforce from abroad and out there some immigration crusader. it's a fraud and we'll expose it. >> thanks for joining us. let's go to matthew dowd in texas this morning. you saw about eight months' worth of attacks on donald trump last night from marco rubio and ted cruz.
does it change the dynamic of this race? >> well, i think that -- i think marco rubio landed some punches but i don't think there were any knockouts and one of the difficulties for marco rubio in this is he's been this aspirational, optimistic i'm not going to attack figure through 11 debates and showed up a very different marco rubio. now, he landed punches but i think that's part of the problem. what is the authentic part you're running in the race. in the end your question is right where can he win on tuesday? and i don't think the debate last night changed the dynamic at all. i think donald trump is still set up to win most of the states on tuesday. >> if he wins most of the states tuesday, ted cruz has to win texas to stay in and marco rubio has to win florida two weeks later to have any chance to get the nomination? >> i think ted cruz is probably going to win here in texas but i think he absolutely has to win in texas. i think this debate last night as of tuesday night when we get the results in, this debate will fade in memory and will be going on to the next thing.
i think donald trump and his supporters last night watched that debate and all of them cheered and anybody -- this race is pretty set. >> nothing they put on the table will hurt donald trump? >> i think the only thing that could hurt donald trump if in the aftermath some of the allegations they made and attacks they made stick over the next three days. not in the moment of the debate but in the aftermath of the debate. >> okay, matthew dowd, thanks very much. we'll have much more sunday on "this week." i'll be with our whole political team for a special program at 10:00 p.m. plus full coverage on "gma" and world news tonight. back to robin in l.a. >> thank you very much. back now with the countdown to oscars and host chris rock taking center stage. host chris rock, his monologue one of the most eagerly awaited in oscar's history. i think that's safe to say and nick watt is here. >> millions of eyes on him, the
boycott, jada pinkett smith, will smith, spike lee not coming. chris rock himself has declined, canceled all interviews apart from one and that was before even the nominations came out. we'll show you that in a moment and testing material in comedy clubs but there is no recording, no video of that. all we have so far are some cryptic posts like these. overnight he tweeted this, see you sunday #blackout. previously, getting my outfit together, the space suit referenced to nominee "the martian" maybe and almost showtime with kristen wiig and j.j. abrams, "star wars" in the works? no comments. >> what you can expect from chris rock this oscar sunday is that he is going to go there. >> reporter: we know he will address the oscars so white controversy, not one black acting nominee on twitter saying it's the white b.e.t. awards. >> our host for the evening, chris rock.
>> reporter: this was last time he hosted in 2005. >> great night tonight. we have, what, four black nominees tonight. kind of like the def oscar jam tonight. >> reporter: with every hollywood mover and shaker in the room and 40 million plus of us watching at home. >> if you get up on the wrong foot, though, it's a real hard hole to dig yourself out of. >> reporter: i think he might relish that. >> i'm only here because ellen didn't want to do the show. i'm only here because ellen said no. >> reporter: other clues from his last time hosting, he will probably get political. >> bush did some things you could never get away with at your job. >> reporter: he will definitely get personal. wield that sword. >> toby maguire is just a boy in tights. >> reporter: any tips? >> i might curse. >> reporter: he won't, i hope. we like to keep it clean here at abc but --
>> he is a safe choice that you tune in and want to see how far he's going to take things and what he's going to say. >> reporter: rock is publicly proud of hosting a very fast show. last time, fast, furious and funny, expect that. now, my favorite clue came on the day he was announced as host. he tweeted, someone at abc is going to get fired for this. for the sake of our colleagues, robin, i hope that's not the case but he'll take it up to the line and beyond. >> it's a balancing act because, as we saw, he'll go there but it is a serious issue but then it's also celebrating those that were indeed nominated. we'll see what happens. fast, furious, funny, what was that? all of that. whoopi goldberg will have a live interview with cheryl boone isaacs this morning on "the view." watch the oscars starting with the red carpet show 7:00 p.m. here on abc and the party keeps going monday on "gma." coming up, a closer look at
the oscars controversy. more on that, lara, later. yes, robin. that's true i talked to the new executive producers about how they promise this year's oscars will be more diverse than ever. they were also very forthcoming about major changes to this year's show. i'm telling you these are changes that you will notice and i dare say you're going to love. we'll fill you in coming up, robin. >> we're looking forward to that, lara. i'll head out to the carpet in just a moment with you. sam champion, i wish you were here. the weather is spectacular. >> i know and it's going to stay gorgeous too, robin but we've had such a rough week on the east coast. let's look at some of the details in right now. more than 30 confirmed tornadoes of the week, of two days actually and remember this one in pennsylvania, that was a long track, ef-2 almost five miles. the big changes afterwards. cold air coming in. take the numbers you see, drop them by 5 or 10 degrees saturday and weather returns to the warm-up.
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welcome back to "gma" and take a look at those giant waves in hawaii. over 20 feet. haven't been this big in six years and experts are predicting up to 50-foot swells and some of the world's top surfers are heading out there ready to hang ten. sad news to report. three people killed, 14 injured in a deadly shooting in hesston, kansas. the gunman opened fire along the highway and at his workplace before he was eventually fatally shot. also right now, new headlines in domestic violence case against johnny manziel. misdemeanor assault case will go to a grand jury. and oscars just two days away. our preparty begins today. we have our audience in the fan cave getting pumped up. there's d.j. traci steele. she's here and robin and lara already in l.a. on the red carpet. hey, robin.
>> the party is on here too, as well, george. thank you for that. think about the hollywood stars that are going to be walking this red carpet. we have stars among us but -- >> hello, everybody. >> great energy. >> oh, my gosh. we'll go behind-the-scenes, take you backstage for all the secrets. you have been mighty busy since you hit the town. >> reginald hudlin, david hill, the new executive producers, first time they've worked together. explosive energy and shared some rather explosive secrets, secret number one we'll tell you about is there's a big difference in the way stars will give their speeches and their reaction to that was interesting and then also, they even made a change to the golden man himself. they've made a change to the way the statue looks which to me is perfect but they say it's even better. >> looks the same to me. the guy over there. >> i'm telling you. >> we have things to share this morning. george. >> you got sam's attention. >> oscar has also had some work done. so --
>> it's about time. >> we'll get all the details. we do begin with the latest on erin andrews. the courtroom charge of the motion as the jurors saw the video of her. she is suing for $75 million. abc's eva pilgrim is covering the trial in nashville. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. complete silence in the courtroom as jurors saw that secretly recorded video of erin andrews undressing in her hotel room. despite everything that experts have tried to do, that video is still online and this morning her lawyers are pointing the finger at the hotel where it happened. another emotional day in court for erin andrews, wiping tear as way returning to the courtroom after the video at the center of this case was played for the jury. >> in my opinion 60,800,000 and change have viewed the video. >> reporter: that number continues to grow.
the video, which we are not showing you, catches andrews in what she thought was a private moment changing in her hotel room, was made public when it was posted to the internet. >> i know of no way to get it off. people are still posting the video online, a year ago, six months ago, a month ago. >> reporter: the man behind the video, michael david barrett recorded it on his cell phone through the peephole of her hotel room door sentenced to 30 months in prison. >> her attorneys want those jurors to feel the same pain, the same shame and humiliation she feels by watching that video. >> reporter: andrews now suing barrett as well as the owners and managers of this nashville marriott for $75 million, claiming the hotel intentionally placed barrett next door to the tv star. her lawyer saying the hotel failed to notice he removed and altered the peephole on her door. >> stands there for 4 1/2 minutes and videos her. >> reporter: the hotel claims barrett is a criminal who tricked them into gaining
access. >> he deceived. he connived. he stalked. >> reporter: the popular sportscaster and "dancing with the stars" host telling her therapist, she couldn't stop thinking about the video. >> she was depressed. she was anxious. she was obsessive and irritable and reactive and it came out of an incident where she was publicly humiliated. >> reporter: both sides are expected back in court on monday where we should hear from the stalker, erin's mother and erin andrews herself. >> that's the big day. thanks very much. from stalking to spying, the latest spy scandal involving seaworld. it's a stunning confession by the park's ceo admitting to sending workers undercover posing as animal rights activists so they could spy on critics. abc's kayna whitworth has that story for us, good morning, kayna. >> reporter: yeah, amy, good morning. one employee going so far as to
create an alias and a fake twitter account and this has been going on for years, in 2014 he tweeted that he had plans to empty the seaworld tanks in 2018, of course, we know this morning that was all a farce. overnight, seaworld admitting to spying. its ceo saying the company sent its own employees posing as activists to spy on peta, an animal rights group which has been highly critical of the parks for years. peta telling abc news seaworld's actions are despicable releasing these photos showing seaworld worker paul mccomb attending several southern california boycotts using the alias tom jones. did he ever try to get the other protesters to act out violently during the protest? >> there was one protest that he came to where he wanted to crash through the gates and go into seaworld. >> reporter: mccomb placed on administrative leave but seaworld says he's been reinstated as an employee.
>> mr. mccomb has returned to work at seaworld in a different department. >> reporter: while they did not say how many employees were involved, seaworld says its employees were posing as animal rights activists hoping to maintain the safety and security of employees, customers and animals in the face of credible threats. the park struggling to revamp its image after losing profits following the 2013 release of the documentary "blackfish." as for this latest headline the park's ceo saying thursday they will end the undercover practice. so, seaworld saying they made this decision following an investigation with independent counsel and an outside company. amy and george. >> all right, kayna whitworth, thank you so much. coming up next, the high school hoax. a 23-year-old who went back to school fooling everyone who thought he was the model student. how authorities tracked him down. counting down to the oscars with a look at the contenders. who will go home with the gold? contenders. who will go home with the gold.
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now to that pennsylvania high school hoax. police arresting a 23-year-old man who allegedly posed as a student even making the honor roll. david wright has the story. >> reporter: this is an odd one. a model student at a harrisburg high school who seemed to be really mature for his age. well, it turns out he's a grown man. asher potts was such a straight arrow when a state rep tweeted a picture with the young rotc cadet she hashtaged it going places. going to jail it turns out. he's actually a 23-year-old ukrainian named artur samarin doing high school all over again. >> you will be going undercover as high school students. >> reporter: not like "21 jump street" where young cops go undercover. police say samarin was a john harris high school in harrisburg to stay in the country illegally having overstayed his visa, police say, he came up with a phony alter ego asher potts
complete with a social security card and a pennsylvania driver's license. enrolled as a freshman four years ago and was just a few months shy of graduating. police arrested him tuesday and this morning, instead of going to class, he's behind bars. >> he's an adult. it's scary. >> reporter: asher potts had a 4.1 grade point average inducted into the national honor society active in student government, he represented his classmates at the local school board. he even volunteered at a food bank. parents are horrified. >> i mean, you have beautiful girls in this school that are minors under age and you have basically a grown man in here misrepresenting himself. >> reporter: well, police say a tip several months ago led them to figure out the hoax. several other local residents charged with helping him being charged with identity theft. and tampering with public record. they say he stole a public education worth 40,000 bucks, but can you
figure he did high school twice. he had to really want to stay in this country. >> he sure did. >> thank you, david. coming up next on "good morning america," is this finally leo's year and which categories will have the biggest surprises? our countdown to oscar sunday next. how will this year's show be different from any other? lara has those secrets ahead. ny other. lara has those secrets ahead. e members take an extra 20% off!... lara has those secrets ahead. m! lara has those secrets ahead. lara has those secrets ahead.
pressure on sidewalks... enjoy all of our classic footlongs for just $6 each. our countdown to the oscars continues. we're live here in hollywood and i think our guests here are going to stay until sunday. they have front row seats right now. they're not leaving. you know, they're going to just kind of camp out here. >> prime territory. >> i can't blame them. >> all the nominees will walk up those stairs, but who is going to walk out with the oscar? abc's chris connelly is on the red carpet with us. got a breakdown of this we're contenders. >> oh, absolutely. after nominations that sparked a national conversation, the votes have been in since 5:00 p.m. pacific tuesday. this year's oscar races feature a few front-runners and a whole lot of who knows. ♪ >> there's been an awakening. >> reporter: with "star wars: the force awakens" ending the year and #oscarssowhite setting
off its own conversation chatter has been on the back burner until now. >> i want them back. >> reporter: in supporting actor, "creed's" sylvester stallone is the sixth actor ever nominated twice for playing the same character. rocky balboa. his toughest rival, two marks, mark rylance in "bridge of spies" and mark ruffalo sincere and impassioned throughout "spotlight." >> are you telling me the catholic church removed legal documents that courthouse? >> reporter: alicia vikander in "the danish girl" in a traditionally hard to predict category. >> we were playing a game. >> reporter: with kate winslet and steve jobs. looming in two. >> i don't care if she put a pipe bomb in. >> reporter: her "titanic" co-star leonardo dicaprio expected to take home his first oscar for "the revenant."
while 26-year-old brie larson on track to earn a best actress academy award for "room." >> jack, listen to me, this is our chance. >> and as for best picture, not even the hollywood guilds can make up their minds, actors, producers, directors each honoring a different movie. "spotlight" a big contender but "the revenant" remains the favorite. >> still thinking leo is a lock. >> i think he's got to be. >> stallone? >> stallone i think is the one that we're all going to be on the edge of our seat for. >> a lot of people rooting for him. >> he didn't get nominated for the s.a.g. awards. idris elba got nominated for that one. >> does it help "the revenant" is in the theaters? because some of these pictures, people -- >> "the revenant" is the highest grossing movie of all the nominated movies for best picture. that's really helped a lot. it's the audience picture. i think everybody thought it was the obscure picture. no. >> a bit of tidbits. executive producers were kind enough to share big secrets.
one was the oscar statue getting a little nip/tuck. the other thing, a little quiz, what do you know to be the first major award given out at any oscars. >> it's supporting actor. >> okay. >> is that right? >> maybe not this year. they will like to -- they're changing the way the awards are given out. the lineup of awards will match the way a movie is made. >> i can't -- >> expect to begin with writers and then moving on from there and say just is more logical. i said, will all of the major actor awards be grouped together? they said, that we will not tell you. >> still big picture. >> don't take your bathroom break when you think you're supposed to. >> is best picture still at the end. >> they would not reveal that. that would make sense. >> best credit sequence. they could get that one out of the way at the beginning. >> we have more coming up. we have got the oscars coming up on sunday. >> my head is spinning. >> red carpet coverage begins at what time, robin. >> 7:00 p.m. eastern and "gma" will have a really big show monday of all the highlights. bring it up, people. bring it up, people. there we go.
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happy friday morning. it is 7:56. i'm abc7 news morning anchor reggie aqui. we're going over to mike for a look at your friday forecast. >> reggie, good morning. the winds of change coming in. as we look northbound. and that is fog. and that means cooler weather today. topping out in the mid to upper 60s. except for the coast. a random shower possible this evening. sue. >> we're look at the over all traffic map where we do have some ours of slow traffic remaining on this friday morning. through hayward on the nasty nimitz, the 880 and the east shore freeway slow. to belmont an accident at ralston but traffic is slowing past the scene. reggie. >> thank you, sue. and coming up, live from the red carpet in l.a. with a preview of the oscars, the stars and of course the fashion.
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♪ tongue tied up good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the oscars are just two days away. we are live in hollywood this morning right at the red carpet and inside the oscars theater. revolutionary changes to this year's big show. the producers speak out. ♪ say you'll remember and all week long we got you red carpet ready. now who's wearing what and how will they pull it off? the biggest night in fashion is just two days away. the bold and beautiful preview of the gowns and glam right here, plus, get your popcorn. we're about to reveal our galactic oscar movie trailer event, an entire year in the making. ♪ i'm on top of the world robin takes the stage making her sitcom debut right there in hollywood, and you've got the first look. get ready to laugh as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ]
♪ call me on the cell phone and good morning, america. counting down to oscar sunday right here in new york. d.j. traci steele getting the party started and robin and lara out in l.a. celebrating hollywood's big night. >> yes, there they are at the grand staircase there at the dolby theatre where the oscars will take place, so why not raise a glass of our sparkling apple cider to cheer. >> okay. >> cheers. >> sure, why not. >> oscars. >> yes, and, guys, guys, you know lara is known to spill. this is the red carpet. >> ah. >> don't do that. you know you do that normally. >> you know what i should do, drink. >> it would be a lot easier. it's apple juice, people. don't write in. >> don't write, yeah. >> amy, we think this is your location, amy, for the red carpet show. >> yes, very excited. >> we think this is where you are. yes, yes. >> this is the last step, a run up those stairs so you're in the catbird seat. >> everyone is looking forward
to oscar sunday. okay. she's been to africa and then will be here. >> i know. >> our oscar sunday and exclusive red carpet show. oscars opening ceremony live from the red carpet. >> yeah, and then we're going to just keep on rolling through monday morning, our big after-party live from l.a. "gma" will have all the winners and george will be backstage with them. the best of the red carpet and, of course, we've got every party covered. >> absolutely. we have a bit of a party atmosphere going on with these great movie fans here in hollywood. now, wait a minute, guys, the envelopes that they are holding could have golden tickets, the winners, the winner will have two special spots on the red carpet oscar sunday. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> that's pretty cool. >> we'll find out who that is, george. back to you. >> that's right. we're also going to see your award-winning performance, that "gma" movie trailer featuring lara on mars, move over, matt damon. there she is right there. some other award-worthy performances. it's truly out of this world,
but now to amy with the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with a possible clue about a motive for that workplace shooting in kansas. police say cedric ford opened fire on his co-workers at a lawn mower factory killing three of them before eventually being shot dead by police. 14 others were wounded during the rampage. police say less than two hours earlier ford was served with a restraining order to keep him away from an ex-girlfriend. well, the republican debate in houston turned into an all-out brawl. marco rubio was feistier than ever attacking donald trump on a string of issues from immigration to trump's privileged background, but it may be too little too late. many analysts predicting the attacks will not be enough to stop trump from dominating on super tuesday next week. well, u.s. special operations forces could soon be deployed to nigeria to help the to fight the militant group boko haram. "the new york times" said they would serve as noncombat advisers. boko haram attacks has forced nearly 3 million west africans to flee their homes.
well, surgeons at the cleveland clinic have performed the first uterus transplant in the u.s. the 26-year-old patient will have to wait a year to get pregnant and she will have to take anti-rejection drugs during her pregnancy. a controversy involving lands' end. a backlash after featuring gloria steinem in its catalog. abc's rebecca jarvis has that story. >> reporter: this morning, popular outerwear and clothing company lands' end at its wit's end. the retailer known for glossy catalogs like this one apologizing for what's inside the new spring issue, an interview with feminist, journalist and political activist gloria steinem after customers flooded facebook with outrage over steinem's pro-abortion rights stance. overnight lands' end releasing this statement. "it was never our intention to raise a divisive, political or religious issue. so, when some of our customers saw the recent promotion that way, we heard them. we sincerely apologize for any
offense." >> i think it's very clear that whatever lands' end was trying to do here backfired because they had to pull it. this was not a stance that they really wanted associated with their brand. >> reporter: angry customers writing on facebook, "you are not family friendly. i feel betrayed." after pulling the interview from its website, lands' end now facing new backlash on social media. "so weak." a spokesperson for gloria steinem declining to comment overnight. >> what gloria steinem represents more broadly is women's rights and feminism. it would be a shame if they backed away from that just to avoid controversy. >> reporter: for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> and our thanks to rebecca for that. finally police have never seen anything like this. a unicorn on the loose. juliet is a pony who doubles as a unicorn for photo shoots during children's birthday parties. she was in the mood for a good run the other night. took off darting through traffic and leading the california highway patrol on a three-hour chase.
after she was finally corralled, she held up this sign on facebook saying "i'm a naughty pony for all the trouble i caused last night. they took away my unicorn horn and instead gave me these horns." those are devil horns in case you needed -- >> no reason to shame the pony. >> no. >> she just wanted to run. >> i told you unicorns were real. see, that's what i got out of the story, by the way. that's what i got out of it. unicorns are real, amy. >> of course, they are, sam. >> great to have you back, sam. we'll go to jesse. >> what do you mean, unicorns aren't real? guys, anyways, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu," first, robin and lara are live in l.a. this morning. lara has the secrets of this year's oscar show with the producers who are revolutionizing it. plus, our tribute to this year's best picture nominees, a year in the making. trust me, you are never going to look at these movies the same way again. and finally, robin's star turn on the hit sitcom, "last man standing." we go backstage for all the laughs. that's all coming up live here on "gma" right in times square.
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struggle has a long history at hollywood's most coveted awards show. >> to me it seems to dust a plaque of gold. it opens the doors of this room and it enables us to embrace the whole of america. >> reporter: years before jackie robinson, decades before martin luther king jr., hattie mcdaniel became the first african-american to win an oscar. >> my heart is too full to tell you just how i feel, and may i say thank you, and god bless are you. >> reporter: the oscars seemed to be on the cutting edge of racial equality but over the next 50 years, only three more actors of color won oscars until whoopi goldberg's win for "ghost." >> i had heard people talk about how long it had been between hattie mcdaniel and another black woman. i was kind of shocked by that. >> thank you so much. >> but the difference between my win and another woman is much shorter time.
>> and the oscar goes to halle berry in "monster's ball." >> reporter: halle berry was the first african-american to win best leading actress. >> this moment is for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because this door tonight has been opened. [ applause ] >> reporter: after that moment especially with denzel washington winning best actor that same night. >> two birds with one night, huh? >> reporter: many people believed that real racial equality had finally arrived at the oscars. between that moment and this one, seven other actors of color won oscars. but now for the second year in a row, not even a single nominee. with a viral hashtag and several high-profile celebrities and directors choosing to skip the event, people are taking a deeper look, not just at the oscars, but at hollywood. >> when i would host the academy
awards, the same thing happened, you know, people said, well, we got to boycott it because there's no folks of color. you can fill the academy with all black folks, all asian, latino and stuff, and if you don't put folks in the movies that are the caliber that they should be, you're going to have the same issue. >> if our industry is not open enough to be able to look at ourselves and find the flaws, then we're not very strong. >> reporter: perhaps this zero nomination moment is necessary to begin creating real and lasting change. and that is part of a special "20/20" that we will have tonight at 10:00, 9:00 eastern here on abc, "journey through the oscars," a look at the actors and actresses and the journey of the oscars themselves and chris connelly is back with us. what concrete steps are being taken by the academy? >> well, the academy has announced a number of initiatives to try to turn things around. they want to double the number
of women and minority voters for the oscars by 2020 and increased the diversity on the academy board of governors and they're going to limit some of the voting privileges of lifetime members who have not been involved in moviemaking for a number of years. >> and in your opinion is that going to help? will it make a difference? >> the difference will come with moviemaking. that's where the stories come. the problem is, women and people of color do not get to make movies or decide what movies get made. that has to change. more diverse stories have to be told then the oscars will follow suit. >> and you include women because it's not limited to any particular group, we're talking women, and we're talking about other ethnic groups that are fighting to be recognized by the academy. >> whose stories get told? whose stories get believed? whose stories get celebrated. it's an issue from the biography section of a public high school to the oscars. >> and cheryl boone isaacs is going to be live talking to whoopi goldberg on "the view" later this morning. and i talked to bryan cranston who is very excited about his first nomination, and we talk about the nominees, they're not getting much of the discussion. it's been about the lack of diversity but he said it's not
mutually exclusive. that you can celebrate this year's nominees and have this discussion. >> i don't think anybody cast aspersions on the guys nominated. it's been a great group. but when idris elba wins a s.a.g. and not a nomination for the oscar, that's something they have to change. >> the fact we have to have this discussion, it is a vital discussion and want to see concrete changes. >> more stories are good for everybody. >> that's right. thank you, chris. lara. >> i want to say the executive producers who i had the pleasure of meeting and took time out from their rehearsals are taking it head on and say this will be the most diverse oscars ever and because it's just the best talent that they could assemble so looking forward to that. also, they gave us their goals, keep what's great about the oscars, change what could be better and overall just shake it up. ♪ this year an oscars like we've never seen before, and these two
behind it all, making changes that are quietly revolutionary. you two had never worked together before. >> that's correct. >> you were brought together. >> yes, shotgun marriage. >> you guys are kind of a comedy duo. >> yes, people are amused by us. the nickname that's evolved over the last two months is two dads. >> reporter: hill and hudlin say they knew what had to be done. >> we agreed chris rock should be the host and agreed to bring the orchestra back into the theater. >> reporter: how is chris rock doing? >> he's got so much material, we have no idea what he's going to do. >> it is an embarrassment of riches. let's put it that way. >> reporter: this might be the most diverse telecast we've ever seen? >> oh, absolutely. >> yes. we wanted to show that like america that looked like the world so that was -- >> right from the get-go. >> most of our booking was done before the nominees were announced. >> before everything went kaboom. >> right, so the fact -- >> so the whole oscars so white has no impact on what you were already planning? >> no. >> no, we just wanted to get the biggest, best talent we could get. >> we looked at social media. who do people really, really follow.
>> and, of course, the most talented people in our business. >> reporter: an array of new faces is just the beginning. hudlin and hill also completely changing the order of the awards given out. >> we're going to mix it up. >> okay. >> you know, i want people to watch and be surprised. >> we're making the show and the order of the show for people who love films. >> you're going to be seeing things the way you've never seen them before. >> reporter: ever wonder what else a winner might say if they had more time before that pesky music. well, now those long list of thank-yous will be scrolled at the bottom of the screen giving the actors more time. >> there's going to be a lot of experimentation. >> yes. >> some of it may work. some of it doesn't but it's something new. >> reporter: this year even oscar is getting a makeover now completely hand cast in bronze before its 24 karat gold finish. whether it's cutting edge performances -- >> lady gaga does this performance that just rips the joint apart. everyone is going wow. >> reporter: -- or the incredible set designed by derek mcclain, using over 200,000 swarovski crystals making the stage glitter in gold.
>> my biggest inspiration was 1970s glam and, of course, the theme of this year's show which is that everyone dreams in gold. >> reporter: we even got a sneak peek of danny elfman creating the musical score for the oscars opening animated short. >> it's kind of a fantasy factory of how oscars are made. >> reporter: the 2016 oscars is about to get wild. i have a good feeling. >> yeah. >> i got a good feeling. you cannot not have a good feeling. their energy is remarkable. another huge change this year is with the oscar itself. this is the original prototype for the new oscar. i know you're looking at it. it looks the same. >> it does. >> it retains the same measurements, if you will, but it's a younger, fresher version, i'll say. this is the prototype for the new oscar, which harkens back to the 1929 original oscar, subtle changes, also for the first time made in new york. >> oh, wonderful.
>> so these are made in new york like myself. >> i love how sam said earlier, of course, oscar had a makeover. it's hollywood. >> a little freshening up for everybody. >> it doesn't hurt. i don't know if you know this but the oscars are live on abc this sunday. i don't know if you heard that. all the fun starts with our red carpet show that starts at 7:00 p.m. eastern. just want to make sure you got that, sam. >> i heard a little something about that, those oscars on abc. all right, gang, a little cooler on the east coast. i love when you guys make signs. thank you for making signs. we got two birthdays that i know of. kale. 8th birthday. your name. >> vivienne. >> when you make an electrical sign, you get on television. one or two things going on we want to share with you. hey, waves are up and just in time for the big surf competition in waimea bay called the eddie. now, sometimes the waves aren't high enough to have them but these waves are up to 60 feet. so, this is one incredible conversation going on because of a big storm in the pacific. now these waves have been rough all over the coast of california. folk, be very, very careful.
we've already had accidents of high surf along the coastline there. but the heat is on, and this warm wave in the west coast is what's going to sweep across the nation. everybody gets warm. i know it's a little chilly for us today and tomorrow on the eastern seaboard but everybody gets warm. we're always in times >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. you can see sunshine and high clouds that will increase today, keeping us cooler than yesterday. sprinkles and a light shower are possible this evening and warm again next week with another chance of rain on thursday. today we go from 62 at half moon bay, to 64 at san francisco san francisco and antioch and livermore at 70 and it will be mile when you wake up temperature morning at upper 40s to mid-50s and more sunshine tomorrow the cool of the day, though, is sunday. have a we're always in times square. so come and see us in the morning. now let's go to rachel smith who has something amazing to show us at samsung 837. rachel. >> at samsung 837 you can check
out this really cool experience which is called the social galaxy. think of it like an art installation that you can walk through and even creates with the help of instagram. right now i am standing in the middle of "gma's" instagram feed and i can check out their past, present and even project into our future posts. you are like standing right in the middle of your instafeed. ♪ >> oh, hi. >> we're coming back from rachel. >> that was rachel. it took me a little time to come in. let's go back to the west coast. hi, robin, lara. >> hi, sam. >> hi, sam. welcome back. >> thank you. >> we are counting down to the very special "gma" tradition. it's our annual movie trailer. and we know you guys all have popcorn in hand so take it away. >> we do now. >> we're ready. we have our popcorn. cannot wait to see it.
>> sometimes in deep space, things can go terribly wrong. >> we have to go now. >> guys, i wasn't that late. really? you're not -- i mean, i can't just like call an uber. ♪ there must be some kind of way out of here ♪ >> left stranded on mars. ♪ said the joker to the thief >> hello. >> will lara ever make it home? >> no service. >> she couldn't do it alone. >> i knew i should have switched plans. wait, wait. i got a bar. i got a bar. >> oh, please, don't kill me. don't kill me. don't kill me. chill out, bear. lara is in trouble. she needs my help. >> get your miracle mop. oh, no. lara is in trouble. i'm coming, lara. >> lara is in trouble. i got to help my girl.
aagh! >> lara is in trouble. i'm coming for you, girl. >> one potato. two potato. who doesn't love a tater tot? mm-mm, i love you too, lara. i love you even more. mm-mm. >> but could they make it to her in time? >> aaagh! >> a little potatoes au gratin. i'm losing my mind up here, aren't i? >> while lara fights to keep her sanity. >> i can't get this to work. i just need "real housewives." okay, one more -- i'm going to try one more thing. i got it. >> yo, you're going to take a beating like you're going to go down because like you took a beating but you're going to get up. you are the potato. lara! >> you know what, rocky is right. i'm not just a potato eater, i'm a survivor. yes. i can do this. i can do this. >> the clock to save her is ticking down.
>> hey, guys, the weather looks good on mars. i think we'll be there in about 300 days. we'll be there soon, lara. >> hey, you put my mop on fire. >> this summer. >> whoo! >> the fear. >> flames coming out of my guitar. >> i'm an angry little fella. aaagh. >> the strength. >> i'm king of the world. >> the potatoes. will lara ever stop eating those potatoes? >> it's not easy pouring ketchup in zero gravity. >> "gma" saving the lost martian. >> aaagh! mama bear is back. >> even ginger made it. >> nice little -- i love that. >> i loved that. >> wait a minute. back there in new york, wait a minute, i have something. you know, she really loves potatoes, please, can we -- oh, no. >> yes, we just so happen -- wolfgang, wolfgang whipped up a little something for you. >> don't mind if i do.
>> see there. >> we're all set. >> lara has potatoes. we have the oscar gold milk shakes carbo loading. >> so good. >> it really is good. >> don't want to eat it because it looks -- it's like a trophy. >> it's pretty good to eat. >> the popcorn, apple cider for you. >> no doubt ginger would love this. had no idea she was the bear. she was going kind of easy on me. we'll come back from the red carpet to the oscar stage. our reactions on what we'll see on hollywood's big night. our reactions on what we'll see on hollywood's big night.
good morning. i'm abc7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. let's get over to see hall with ai check of your traffic. >> busy out there. slow traffic. no major accidents blocking lanes. but slow and go, bumper-to-bumper on the east shore into the bay bridge toll plaza, herk leys into san francisco, a 40 minute drive. the nasty nimitz is slow. the east shore freeway slow through san rafael and a accident in belmont. a car off in a ditch. the tow truck may be partially blocking. southbound at 101 at ralston backed up to millbrae. >> mike nicco
welcome back. check out this picture. you could see the tower sticking up through the layer of fog that is back. that means the wind of change and cooler weather on the way for today. we may see a few 70s but places like antioch and livermore. the rest in the 60s. notice through 4:00, nothing falling from the sky. we'll have a few sprinkles, maybe a scattered light shower during the evening. my accuweather seven-day forecast, cooler on sunday. natasha. >> thank you, mike. we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. join me, mike, sue and reggie
week days 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. the news continues now with "good morning am the battle for gold is on. >> thank you very much. >> the oscars, the most unpredictable race. >> and the oscar goes to -- >> hosted by chris rock. >> this is nuts. >> the oscars, live oscar sunday on abc. and welcome back to "gma." we are counting down to oscar sunday. we have the party going on both coasts this morning. deejay traci steele is here in new york getting us in a friday frame of mind and helping us celebrate all things oscar with a group of movie fans getting down. >> too much groove going on. speaking of deejays, one of our favorites, dj kiss, is performing at the post-oscar party, the governors ball. unbelievable. >> all right. >> fantastic. >> social media fans, everyone will be tweeting during the
oscars, we have the exclusive first look at twitter's new oscar emojis. if you tweet #oscars, you can unlock the oscar statue on this or the fun emoji of popcorn on periscope. >> in addition to those great oscar milk shakes that i have almost finished. >> devoured. >> only one of us finished ours. >> from the executive chef and owner of black craft tap burgers and beer, we have our own oscar statues this morning, and these despite their golden appearance are actually chocolate ones courtesy of chef wolfgang puck. he makes them every year for the governors ball. do you have yours? >> yeah, just "brick house." i love the theme song. okay. right. we do actually. wolfgang has been in charge of the menu for the governors ball for 22 years now, lara, and he donates all of the leftover food from the party to chefs to end hunger which provides meals to the hungry.
such a great cause. >> such a great charity. now, though, we do have a very special giveaway to these folks who came out here at 2:00 in going to the red carpet celebration at the oscars sunday night. they're going to open their envelopes right now and tell us who has the golden ticket. do it. >> who has it? who's got the golden ticket? >> i got it. >> yay. >> we got one. >> who has the other one? >> do we got another? anybody? yay. >> wonderful. it's wonderful. we're going to see them on the red carpet on sunday night. now, i know you guys were envious. they were dancing. you saw them in the studio dancing, so if you want to dance behind me, just feel the music. >> i'm going to dance right next to you. >> we're going to see those guys on the red carpet. >> congratulations. now coming up, i know you had a chance to be on "the muppets". >> i did. >> and then we had amy on
"castle." >> she did a great job. >> she did a great job. i had a chance, "last man standing," tried my comedic chops a little bit so it's -- we're going prime time. "gma" goes prime time and my comedy skills, i put them to the test and here's a look backstage at -- well, tim allen. nancy travis. take a look. not so good. >> yeah. >> no, no, don't -- why are you -- >> oh. >> it's the show that dominates friday nights here on abc. >> we're not fighting. we're having a discussion. >> no, we're fighting and i'm winning. >> "last man standing," starring funnyman tim allen is a well oiled machine in its fifth season. so, you can imagine how excited i was to join the cast for the day. >> oh, hey, yeah. >> that's tim allen. >> always liked "gma." >> "last man standing." >> always been my favorite. what would the world be without it? >> i jumped into rehearsal going over my lines.
my prime time debut. >> and action. >> the buyer is here. >> so nice to meet you. >> great to see you. >> this is teresa. >> now we're getting a little wardrobe. have to look the part. we're in denver. wardrobe. hello, ladies. okay, make me a unit commander. ooh. that's a definite option. i like that. a quick change and we're headed to the final dress rehearsal. almost show time. show time. i actually commanded a tank maintenance unit in iraq, i can take apart a tank and put it back together in a sandstorm. >> okay, it makes it less goofy. >> your attitude at the end, really terrific. give her that iciness, beautiful. >> all right. >> whoo. >> take our show on the road. >> let's do it. >> with so many moving parts on the set, i asked co-star nancy
travis to explain how they bring the production to life each week. >> we start a new script every wednesday and we read it and then rehearse it. we come back in on thursday, rework what we've done, come back in on friday, start over, rework it, and it takes a full five days to produce the polished product that you see robin pulling off in 20 minutes. >> does this feel pleasant to you? >> i actually feel rather tense. >> because this is insanely awkward. >> you see his character and tim's character when they get going with one another. this episode is a bit of a reunion with tim's "home improvement" co-star patricia richardson guest starring. how does it feel working together? you've been off and on. >> i said it many times. she's taught me so much about acting. she's really an actor when she comes on. >> you taught mark something today. you taught him that basketball is cool and ballet is stupid. >> you're overreacting.
>> you have the history with us but when she stands here she's an actress. >> but now he's been doing so much more than me because i keep retiring and going away and coming back. now i want to go him because he's been directing. i want to go, what do you think i should do? >> yeah. >> like am i all right? what should i be doing? >> but she's really taught me a lot on "home improvement" and continues. a solid actor, you know. >> we do this all because we love doing it for you guys. >> okay, it's time to take the training wheels off and put my acting skills to the test in front of a live studio audience. >> there's some really great advice there. what was it again, don't eat this. fun times with a fun cast. now, that's a wrap. [ cheers and applause ] >> ah. >> oh. oh, no. oh, thank you very much. i got -- tim, nancy, the entire
crew, cast at "last man standing," thank you, thank you, thank you. you know you are in great hands when you can come in like we have and do that and they can make you just not fall flat on your face. >> it's not easy to do. you did a great job. >> so, thank you. you can watch tonight's episode at 8:00, 7:00 central. i need to prepare my oscar speech after that so i will see you on the red carpet on sunday. >> well, one minor detail. the oscars are for the movies. >> oh, that's right. oh, okay. thanks a lot. i'll do the lara runoff. she does that. >> see you, robin. >> okay. >> meanwhile, hollywood in full celebration mode right now. the biggest celebs hitting all the hot spots in town to party before the big ceremony, and our kayna whitworth has all the info on where to shop, where to stay and where to play just like a star, right, kayna? >> reporter: absolutely, lara. good morning. right now i'm at the hollywood roosevelt hotel. this is legendary. it's located right off the hollywood walk of fame. it is a favorite of stars past and present. it's where they start and end
their day, but i want to show you how they spend it in between. the hottest celebs descending on hollywood for the oscars. and their favorite spots for lunch, it's all about jon and vinny's. >> it's coming out. >> reporter: locally grown ingredients are the stars on the menu. that's no pizza. that's art, my dear. but there's a two-month waiting list to get in. worth the wait. for a little shopping, fred segal is a celeb magnet. no matter where you go you better be prepared to see a celebrity. >> exactly. everywhere you go. >> reporter: spotted here oscar favorite, leo dicaprio, salma hayek, even j. lo. >> right now the hottest trend is wearing chokers. >> reporter: to get your own broken english. >> you see the classic women like julianne moore wearing one or jennifer aniston. >> i really like this because it's leather. it's comfortable on your neck. of course, last-minute oscar prep means getting that bod red carpet ready. what if you want to take it up a
notch? >> so, you can go to the secret gym. >> reporter: jay glazer's unbreakable hidden from view on the iconic sunset strip and for glowing kin, kinara is the spot. halle berry goes twice a month. who does not want to look like halle berry? >> with her skin, who doesn't want that skin? >> reporter: shhh. this is the secret celebrity entrance but they'll let me through today. the red carpet facial is a no down time peel. >> this is going to feel very tingly. >> reporter: that bubbles like champagne on your face complete with a caviar moisturizer. oh, my gosh. my skin feels great. what do you think? finally to sleep like a star check into the hollywood roosevelt. >> you always kind of see someone famous. so, it's a good place to go. >> reporter: icons like marilyn monroe have stayed here. with the hotel right in the middle of all the oscar action, it's the perfect spot to end the night. and this hotel is full of secrets and hidden gems.
for example, i'm on their second floor bowling alley right now. they set it up so i could come in and embarrass myself. bowl a little bit. jennifer aniston just had her birthday here. you're up next, lara, then it's you. >> all right. and i guess it's bowling shoes optional there, kayna. so that's good too. always got to be in high heels. great job. >> always in high heels and so scary. >> good job, and i want to get back to our sam champion for a look at the weather. >> lara! i miss you already. hey, my good friends at "gma" are letting me promote the show that i've been working on for the weather channel. it's called "23.5 degrees" and, by the way, we'll have conversations with all the experts of science, environment and climate change and talk to some politicians. take a look at what we've done so far. >> every day you get to accept things as they are or take responsibility for changing them. >> you know, these kids would have still been drinking the water and it would have been catastrophic. >> you've seen how fragile that atmosphere looks.
>> be braced for change. >> i decided to go plastic-free. >> i'm completely falling in love with you. [ cheers and applause ] >> it is fun. it starts the third week of march. i hope guys will join us on the weather channel and thank you for all my friends at abc for letting me do that. the weather, we start with a warm-up in the west. don't worry about the cold temperatures in the east right now and great lakes. we're august going to get a good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with more clouds and cooler conditions today, from mid-60s to 70 inland east bay. here is my seven-day forecast, a new sprinkles are possible this evening, otherwise it will be dry until next >> we are always live in times square, so come say hi. now over to rachel smith at the samsung 837 where she's been all week getting us ready for the oscars. rachel. >> exactly, sam. hey, everyone, so we asked you
to go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and vote in our poll for best picture oscar. all my friends here hanging out and we are voting on our new samsung galaxy s7 devices. you're voting, right, guys? awesome. let's take a look at this big screen over here featuring the nominees for best pic. it looks like right now "the revenant" is leading the poll with 59% of the vote. do we agree, do we disagree? no? what? no, okay. so we got a little mixed review thing going on but everybody at home, keep voting. sam, back to you. >> all right, rachel. coming up, we're on the hunt with amy for the perfect red carpet dress, and we'll see some of tho
all right. we are counting down to oscar sunday. should i be dancing too? it feels a little weird. we have our big monday after-party on "gma." this is actually my first time on the red carpet and so, of course, i had to find the perfect dress fast. it's been a big decision so take a look at all of the contenders so far. look what we have right behind us. >> just three days ago, i was 7,000 miles away reporting from a crater in africa.
>> so i've been on five planes in four days and am wearing pretty much the same clothes i've worn owl week. just showered at the airport actually and co-hosting the red carpet for the first time for the oscars this weekend and i have nothing to wear. i need some help. style lift jamie salazar came to my rescue to scout out the hottest dress trends. here at halston they have amazing options for amy so come with me. let's take a look. the thing that i like about this dress is that it's a little bit unconventional so it's short in the front and long in the back. so you're really getting the best of both worlds. >> next jamie was on the hup for something a bit more traditional. >> i'm here at carmen, classic new york based designer hoping to find that beautiful ball gown for amy. i love this dress. at the bottom half is incredibly full but it's light at the same time so when you're walking, it has this beautiful fluid liquid like movement.
>> now time to look for a modern twist. >> we're here at network showroom looking at this gorgeous handmade lace dress. it's feminine, it's delicate with the lace and the color makes it really strong and dynamic and powerful. >> reporter: and finally jewelry. >> let's keep it simple and go for diamonds looking for statement earrings, rings and bracelets. >> thank you, jamie. i'm deciding in my dressing room in a few minutes and let you know. you'll see on sunday. coming up our experts are revealing what we'll see on the red carpet from everyone else on oscar sunday.
it's opening ceremony live from the red carpet. joining us right now will be joe zee, yahoo style ed tore itor as cagle. the whole gang -- >> we'll you will be there. we also want to talk -- i will wake you up. jess, last year we were very careful and smart to ask substantive questions. we didn't get into a lot of fashion questions. will that be the same? >> i think that's -- i think a lot of the actresses are still expecting it's not just going to be about the fashion and also this year you've also got the whole oscars so white controversy and the academy has done a very good job of trying to own that conversation so i think a lot of people coming down the red carpet will be prepared and maybe even excited to address that issue. >> okay. well, and you said the word address so let's talk about dresses. >> dresses because we still care about the fashion. >> most amazing transition i've
ever heard especially this early in the morning. >> we will be enjoying it. may not make that our first questions on the red carpet but certainly be appreciating it. which of the stars appreciate -- what trends will we see. >> we've seen big trends already this past awards season. leading up to the oscars and all of these great things we've see capes which have been really big on the red carpet from j. lo. >> lupita nyong'o rocked one. >> the red ralph lauren. >> at the grammys eight months' pregnant and cutouts becoming a classic staple. >> i like a cutout. can everybody do it. >> listen, i think everyone can do it if it's done right and strategically so jennifer lawrence had one that was really small that was really great then the more exaggerated ones like selena gomez. >> kate hudson. >> it looked great on her. i thought it was really great and the two-piece like taylor swift at the grammys in two
pieces. so many different options. >> you can go cutout or actually two or three different pieces. >> absolutely. >> those are all trends we'll see. >> absolutely. >> do you have something as the guru of "people" magazine. >> don't ask me about fashion. i always say something wrong. go ahead. go ahead. >> what do you see as the big trend for men, jess. >> i think you'll see a lot of navy blue. >> i do, too. >> joe and i were wearing black but navy blue. >> men are much more adventurous. >> fred leighton told me a lot of jewelry on the men. men have been coming this to accessorize. we have three models. these are joe's predictions of what we might see on the carpet this year. >> yes, well, white i think is going to be definitely a huge thing. it's huge in fashion right now. huge on the runway and i think people are worried it would be too bridal but beyonce wore an actual wedding dress to the grammys. you can still do it and look pretty holt. >> black on the red carpet but love it when it's lace and texture to make it not so heavy and, of course, lastly,
something a little bit more romantic and flowy instead of a structured -- >> do you like lavender. >> i do but more relaxed and romantic than a structured gown. >> if you had to give a guess of the overall look, would you say va va voom or romantic -- >> i think we're always going to see old hollywood when it comes to the oscars but for sure we'll see sexiness but i want to say romantic for sure and a hey pal? you ready? can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy) i'm here! i'm here! (cop) too late. i was gone for five minutes! ugh! move it. you're killing me. you know what, dad? i'm good. (dad) it may be quite a while before he's ready, but our subaru legacy will be waiting for him. (vo) the longest-lasting midsize sedan in its class. the twenty-sixteen subaru legacy. it's not just a sedan. it's a subaru.
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have a great friday and a wonderful week, guys. >> it's time for "kelly & michael"'s annual "pre-oscar celebration." today,, forest whitaker and jennifer hudson, john travolta, their their memories of their big night at the oscars. we will give you a close-up look at the actors and actresses nominateded this year and the co-hosts show us how to make their oscar viewing party cocktails and mocktails. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] and now, here are your emmy award-winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: oh, look. hi. yes.