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>> j. crew can get expensive. >> i wouldn't know. good morning, america. digging out from the nor'easter. the deadly storm dumping more than 2 feet of snow in some areas. this power line going up in flames. hundreds of cars stranded on interstates. a college basketball team pushing their bus free. travelers even camping out in grand central. now, snow still falling. nearly a million without power. and new concerns about another major storm on the way. president trump faces new questions in the russia investigation. was he crossing a legal line when he asked witnesses about their interviews with the special counsel. was there a secret back channel between putin and trump right before the inauguration? and customers complaining their amazon echos are randomly erupting in laughter.
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now we have what amazon says what could be behind it and what could fix it. ♪ and one-on-one with the new bachelorette becca, her message for arie after that brutal breakup, being called one of the worst ever. >> were you upset after being essentially ambushed when you thought you were going to have a happy weekend with arie? >> her first interview, only on "gma." and good morning, america. hope you're well this thursday morning. if you're in the northeast, it means you could be digging out from that storm. let's look at boston right now, still coming down there. a bit of a messy commute. they're moving pretty well. >> they are. though hundreds are stranded on highways and interstates overnight during the storm. look at this, northeastern women's basketball team, teamwork. teamwork. they were able to free their bus that was stuck there in philly. they successfully got it out. they play in their conference tournament quarterfinals this
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afternoon. march madness must go on. >> it's certainly mad out there. hundreds of schools still closed across the northeast. more than 3,000 flights cancelled by this storm and nearly a million are without power this morning. >> we have full team coverage all across the storm zone this morning. we start with gio benitez in one of the hardest-hit areas in saddle brook, new jersey. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, listen, behind me, this is one of three interstates where people were stranded overnight. and this, this is why. look at all of this snow just piled up here. there is so much of it, that it's causing a nightmare in the northeast. this morning the northeast reeling. in new jersey and parts of new york, 28 inches of snow paralyzing the highways. three interstates completely shut down. we experienced it firsthand. it's just after 8:00 p.m. and we have been stuck in this traffic jam for the past 20 minutes.
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it's a total standstill. clearly something has happened up there. after an hour stuck on the interstate, we have had to turn around, hoping to find another exit. we're actually going the wrong way. we're going south on the north side of the interstate. all along this stretch of interstate 280, car after car spun out, dug in or just plain stuck. >> stuck here since 1:00. >> reporter: hours later -- >> still stranded out here. >> reporter: even cops unable to avoid the icy tracks. >> we have to come out and respond to a lot of these vehicles that are stuck and in this particular situation, here on sterling road, now my vehicle is stuck as well. >> reporter: in philadelphia, the northeastern women's basketball team taking matters into their own hands, joining forces to push their bus out of the snow. downed trees and downed power lines combining with wet snow to create hazardous conditions. in pennsylvania, firefighters posting this video of a power line exploding.
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trains also brought to a grinding halt, trapping passengers for hours. grand central station in the heart of manhattan, turned into a hotel. >> we've been stuck on the train 175 for over two hours. >> reporter: in ocean city, new jersey, streets turned into rivers. >> squad 29, manchester middle school, a 30-year-old female struck by lightning. >> reporter: a middle school teacher on bus duty, lucky to be alive with minor injuries, after her umbrella was struck by lightning. but the storm also claimed one life. a woman in suffolk, new york, was killed by a falling tree. back here live in saddle brook, i'm going to be very careful but i really want to show you this. all over the place, this is what we're finding now. you can probably see my feet slipping here. this is that black ice. you have to be extremely careful. you have these temperatures that are just causing this. it's just all over the place. you've got to be careful on those roads, george. >> gio, thanks very much.
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and the storm left hundreds of thousands without power across the northeast, many of them in larchmont, new york. some homes never got their lights back after last week's nor'easter. abc's linsey davis is there now. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin, what a mess out here this morning. this damage is actually left over from last friday's nor'easter. take a look. from the air you can see just how extensive it is. here's the problem. you have these massive trees that have fallen and knocked down these power lines with it. this particular block, the damage so extensive, they actually never regained power here. nearly a million customers in 11 states throughout the northeast this morning are in the dark. people on this block were initially told they would get their power back on by friday, now they're not so sure. here's the big concern. there's this heavy snow toppling more trees bringing down more power lines. to the north of us, in areas like putnam county, they have
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travel bans in effect. they don't want people on the road so the utility crews can work more efficiently and get this power back on. robin. >> linsey, thank you. and the storm closing down hundreds of schools and leading to those messy commutes. let's head out to eva pilgrim, who's in boston, where that snow is still coming down very heavy. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, amy. it's a mess and you can see the snow is still falling here in the boston area and the roads are a mess in some places. at times it's been whiteout conditions, near impossible to see. just on our drive here this morning we very quickly could see how slippery the roads are. we did see plows out. we just saw a plow train go through this area just moments ago. with the snow still falling it quickly re-covers the road, making it slippery once again. now, on the neighborhood streets, it's a thicker mess because all of that snow and all the rain that happened last night before the snow, so people are being cautious. you'll notice watching these
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cars here behind me they're going a little bit slow. you'll also notice they're a little bit more backed up this morning, people being careful on the roads, amy. >> being careful. but still a lot of people on the road heading to work. what about the schools, are they open or closed today in the boston area? >> reporter: a lot of the schools here are closed in the boston area this morning, and that is because those neighborhood streets are still needing to be cleared off today. amy. >> all right, eva pilgrim, stay warm out there. as we saw in eva's report, yep, snow still falling in some places and another storm is on the way. rob is tracking it. you can see from amy's response, when is it going to end, rob? >> well, they'll get a break soon. you're right about another storm, we're kind of in an active pattern here. this storm now spinning in the gulf of maine. she mentioned the heavy, wet snow blocking the roads. it's just not good out there. parts of vermont and new hampshire still getting the heavy snow right now. we'll get wind behind this and temperatures will stay at least
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at night through the freezing mark. here's our next system coming through the midsection, sunday morning, maybe some severe storms across the deep south. the question is, when this thing approaches the coastline, does it scoot right out to sea on sunday and monday or make a turn towards the northeast. it will be a storm we'll be tracking closely over the weekend. robin. >> winter is hanging on. >> sure is. washington now, multiple new developments in the russian investigation, including reports that president trump is questioning key witnesses about their interviews with the special counsel and new questions about a secret meeting before the inauguration that may have been used to set up a back channel between trump and putin. our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas is tracking the latest. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning, that's right. overnight, news breaking that the president may have been talking to witnesses about their conversations with the special counsel. and we're getting more evidence that bob mueller is still pursuing if there were any ties between trump associates and russians close to putin. sources tell abc news, after former white house chief of staff reince priebus had appeared before the special counsel, president trump was
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curious and wanted to know how the encounter had gone. during that conversation last december, trump asked priebus if the special counsel had been nice and if he was treated fairly. according to a source familiar with what was said. the big question, should the president ever be talking to witnesses about their testimony. abc news also confirming that the president pushed white house counsel don mcgahn to put out a statement denying "the new york times" story that he had tried to enlist mcgahn to help fire special counsel mueller. mcgahn, who had been interviewed by the special counsel, never released that statement which apparently would have been false. priebus and mcgahn declined to comment last night. lawyers for the president did not respond to abc news. but sources close to the president tell abc news the conversations were innocent and took place after the witnesses testified. meanwhile, abc news is learning the special counsel's looking into whether this man, george nader, a lebanese-american businessman, helped facilitate a back channel meeting in the
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seychelles island right before trump's inauguration. according to the "washington post," nader who had represented the united arab emirates had told the special counsel that he was part of the meeting along with erik prince. congressman adam schiff was asked if he was in a special committee. according to a transcript prince responded no. schiff telling abc news in a statement last night he wants to bring nader before the committee to get to the bottom of what happened, george. george, the white house also responding to that lawsuit filed by stormy daniels, the adult film star who claims she had an affair with president trump more than a decade ago. her lawyers say the president must have known about the payout to keep her quiet. our chief national correspondent tom llamas is here and has the latest for us. good morning, tom. >> robin, good morning to you.
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this is getting uglier by the day. we told you about that lawsuit earlier and now throw in a restraining order. the back and forth keeping this right where the white house doesn't want it -- in the headlines. this morning, new details about president trump's legal fight with porn star stormy daniels. the president's longtime personal attorney, michael cohen, obtaining a temporary restraining order against daniels from an arbitrator trying to silence her not to disclose confidential information about an alleged affair with the president. did your client, stormy daniels, have sex with president trump? >> yes. >> there's no doubt about that? >> no doubt in my mind. >> reporter: the ruling connected to a nondisclosure agreement daniels signed days before the election. but now daniels is suing the president, claiming that agreement is not binding because he never signed it. >> there's a signature line for mr. trump on the agreement. he was obligated to sign it and he never signed it. it's really that simple.
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>> reporter: just three weeks ago, cohen admitted to using his own money to facilitate a payment of $130,000 to daniels but said in a statement, neither the trump organization nor the trump campaign was party to the transaction. michael cohen has come out and said, listen, i paid her $130,000, this agreement was in place. why are you guys fighting this? >> because ms. daniels wants to tell her side of the story and what efforts are made to intimidate her and coerce her into remaining silent. >> reporter: the white house trying to push past this. >> look, the president has addressed these directly and made very well clear that none of these allegations are true. this case has already been won in arbitration. >> reporter: but daniels' attorney says that's not true and the notion that president trump didn't know about the $130,000 payment is absurd. >> any suggestion by mr. cohen, the white house, the president
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or others that the president, mr. trump at the time, would not have been informed of something this significant in the waning days of the presidential election is ludicrous. >> now this could be a major gamble for stormy daniels. according to that nondisclosure agreement she signed, there is a clause that if she's found in breach she would owe the president $1 million. the flip side, if she wins the nda is tossed, she could probably sell her story for whatever price she wants. >> we will see. let's talk to dan abrams about this. thank you, tom. let's talk about this lawsuit, what are her prospects for success? >> it's never easy to nullify a contract. in effect, she's got two arguments here. number one, there was no contract. he didn't sign it. therefore there's nothing enforceable to discuss here. number two, if there's a contract, first of all, they would argue that cohen violated it by admitting publicly there was a $130,000 payout and as a result the contract should be null and void. so interesting creative legal
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argument, not necessarily a winner but not a frivolous case either. >> the president, these conversations he's having with people after they speak with mueller. not a problem because they come after. not a legal problem necessary but not a good idea. >> right, no. any lawyer advises someone in this kind of situation be careful not to be seen talking careful not to be seen as talking to, most importantly, interfering with, most, most importantly, trying to sway witnesses who are testifying in connection with this sort of matter. i don't think there's anything in this report that's a problem per se. the question becomes, has he had conversations with other prospective witnesses? and most importantly, how does it fit in with the possibility that he would ever sit down with mueller. >> and clearly it would be a problem if they had conversations with people before they went and talked. >> absolutely. >> meantime, also very clear that robert mueller is looking at collusion with russia -- potential collusion with russia in many different avenues.
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>> right, this is about this seychelles meeting. if you think about the heart of the investigation that we know of, being june to 2016 to february of 2017, this fits right into that key period. the question becomes why, why were they setting up these back channels with the russians. this is not an investigation, i don't think, of some technical violation of the law with regard to the transition period. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. also at the white house, a looming announcement that could spark a trade war. let's bring in cecilia vega. the president was set to impose tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum maybe as early as today but now a lot of uncertainty. >> reporter: white house sources are telling me that the signing that was supposed to happen today is now very much up in the air as the debate wages on. george, allies around the world are outraged by this prospect. the president saying a trade war could be a good thing. the white house in some concessions is now willing to make some carveouts for allies, like mexico and canada.
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but the eu is livid about this. allies are promising swift retaliation. here's products that americans could end up paying more for bourbon, peanut butter, orange juice, harley davidson motorcycles and levis jeans. this is a complicated one. this is part of the reason why gary cohn quit last week and republicans are outraged by this. >> it's unclear now when the formal announcement will be. cecilia, thanks very much. george, now to those new concerns about the amazon echo. a new report out says more than 47 million use the device in their homes. some customers now are complaining their alexa is randomly erupting into laughter. amazon is now revealing what may be behind it. who better to tell this story than t.j. it's so creepy. >> it's random. it's not because they were told good jokes. >> right. you're home alone and it's pitch black and then you hear this.
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[ laughter ] >> ew. >> okay, that's what people are -- it's creepy, right? if you're home alone, you hear that and that could terrify you. you're thinking somebody's in the house. most people right now are having fun with this, with the tweets of course. someone fell he was lying in bed falling asleep when my alexa starts letting out a creepy laugh. good chance i get murdered tonight. another one, hearing amazon echo laugh late at night when i didn't expect is the most frightening thing. people having a little fun for now. >> has amazon figured out why it's happened? >> they think they're being triggered by a phrase. if you say -- okay, this thing is on. it's getting confused. you say turn the lights off and it's getting mixed up and starts laughing but a lot of people are saying it happens randomly. >> it's completely silent and all of a sudden, they're asleep and they hear the laughter. >> on its own.
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>> is amazon doing anything about this? >> they say they're putting a fix in there. instead of saying laugh, they're saying, alexa, can you laugh. i'm done. they told me to wrap. let's get back to rob. >> check out some of these snow totals, alexa, nearly 3 feet of snow in southern vermont. just outside of new york city, over 2 feet. new york city getting 3. 5 now in boston. still coming down there. time now for your sunnies cities brought to you by carmax.
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good morning i'm meteorologist mike nicco from abc 7 mornings. the chance of drizzle through 9:00 and increasing sunshine and mild again this afternoon. and partly cloudy and cooler tonight and then the weekend looking weather in some areas. as far as today, low 60s along the coast and mid to upper 60s elsz where and south bay low 70s. tonight low 40s and mid 50s for the rest of u coming up, the first interview with new bachelorette becca, her message for arie after what's being called one of the most brutal tv breakups ever. and that accused oscar bandit now released from jail facing charges for stealing. the mystery growing, how did he get into that exclusive party in the first place? the mystery growing, how did he get into that exclusive party in the first place? know that today is here for the taking? a day that's filled with more possibilities than ever before. .
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back here on "gma." that's meghan markle with prince harry, out this morning celebrating international women's day by visiting with girls interested in science, technology, engineering and math. >> we're all wearing purple in honor of that. but what meghan markle is wearing has certainly made a ripple. that jacket she has on, well, we found out it's from j. crew. apparently, a lot of other people already found that out because it sold out. it's sold out because she wore it. >> just like that. >> of course it did. also right now, northeast digging out from that deadly storm. some areas saw more than 2 feet of snow, snow still coming down in boston. new york pretty messy this morning as well. now there are concerns about another storm that could be on the way next week. and florida lawmakers have passed that school safety bill responding to the shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high.
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the bill raises the minimum age to buy a gun from 18 to 21. imposes a three-day waiting period, allows some teachers to be armed but it doesn't ban assault-style weapons. it now heads to governor rick scott for his signature. we begin this half hour with that first interview with the new bachelorette becca, speaking exclusively with abc's matt gutman about her split with arie and how she's moving on. matt, he's moving on in a big way. >> a big way. in the space of 24 hours, viewers watched becca suffer what was arguably the most brutal breakup in the history of reality tv and then be anointed the next bachelorette. but in real time she told me this took months to play out. what stands out about becca, how gracious she was and the understanding that maybe she gets something better out of this mix than arie. >> the new bachelorette, becca! >> reporter: for the 27-year-old a second chance at love after one of the most emotional -- >> i feel like my future was
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ripped away. >> reporter: -- and uncomfortable break-ups ever broadcast on tv. >> just leave. >> reporter: bachelor arie dumping becca and calling off their engagement. it was raw and unedited. >> i can't imagine my life without you. >> i wanted those things for us, too, and i just can't give those to you if i'm in love with someone else. >> reporter: becca talking to our cameras moments after taping "after the final rose," but the studio audience still there. kind of a whiplash of emotions. >> i know, it's all over the place. >> reporter: revealing how she felt coming face to face with her ex just a day after viewers coast to coast watched her painful breakup in real time. when you saw arie tonight, how did you react? >> i was so anxious and so nervous. but it was good to see him and ask some of the questions that i have been wanting to ask and
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just to get the closure, to move on, to have him be happy and to have me move forward and be happy as well. >> were you upset at being essentially ambushed when you thought you were going to have a happy weekend with arie? >> he had to do what he had to do. i don't fault him for that. i would want him to follow his heart and not feel trapped in a relationship with me. at the end of the day, if it had to happen then it had to happen. i don't want to say everything happens for a reason but i truly think it does. >> i'm going to leave. >> reporter: we just finished watching your heart being ripped in two on national television. how are you going to get yourself prepared to get to a place where you're ready to fall in love again? >> i'm ready, i'm prepared. tonight gives me so much hope for what's to come. >> reporter: you gave everything you had to arie, can you rekindle that kind of love, is that something you can re-create? >> definitely. i have been in love in the past. i was in love with arie. i know i'll find it again.
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>> reporter: the show's executives tell us that this new season with becca as the bachelorette could be the strangest yet, although i'm not sure how much stranger we can get than the past couple of days. the good news is "the bachelorette" is coming back on may 28th. finally, michael will be able to get some sleep over the next couple of weeks. >> i love the superlatives. this one is going to be the strangest yet. i can't wait. >> it's always the something-est yet. >> thank you. dramatic video shows a 5-year-old girl dangling from a ski lift, you see her instructor hanging on to her hoodie. as her mother watches in horror. her parents share their story. abc's kayna whitworth has that. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: hey george, good morning. so her parents are speaking out, saying the incident traumatized their whole family, including their other daughter who witnessed the entire thing. they want to make sure this doesn't happen to anyone else's child. it's a horrifying scene and something every parent on the mountain is afraid of. 5-year-old zara is seen high
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above the ground, dangling from the ski lift, ski instructor holding on to her by her hood as her sister is next to her. a crowd assembles below to catch her with a tarp. her parents who do not wish to use their last name were also on the mountain that day. her mom riding just a few chairs ahead of her on the lift. >> i just started screaming, that's my daughter, that's my daughter. >> reporter: this frightening incident is not the first time that a child has fallen from a ski lift. at an indiana ski resort in february, another young girl, seen dangling dangerously from a lift, the woman next to her before dropping her 25 feet to rescuers below. >> is she okay? >> reporter: officials who worked with that ski resort say the girl and her family are safe and sound and that the ski resort's protocols and procedures acted precisely as they were intended to work. >> most of these accidents happen because of human errors. >> reporter: the national ski
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areas association says riding in a ski lift is safer than riding in an elevator, but there are no federal regulations for lifts across the country. and her family tells us their experience with big bear mountain resort left them with more questions than answers. >> we deserve to know what happened and so far they're not telling us. >> reporter: zara is only believed to have suffered bruising after her fall but her parents say that, according to a first responder, their daughter became unconscious during the ordeal and they want the whole story. >. they're not providing us with the facts. they're refusing to give us a medical report of what happened to our daughter. they had first responders on the scene who told us in person that my daughter was unconscious, and they're refusing to turn that documentation over to us. >> reporter: the report telling abc news in a statement they have provided an incident report to the family but has no control over any medical reports, adding, we are truly sorry our response to the family's concerns after the incident fell short.
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resort adding that the ski instructor did a remarkable job. they were on scene immediately and together they facilitated a rescue within two minutes. her dad said it rained the day before and the chair lifts were covered with ice. that's why she slid off. >> he she's okay now. her parents want to get her out on that mountain so she's not fearful. >> thanks, kayna. coming up next, the accused oscar theft charged and then released from jail overnight. now the question about how he got his hands on that statue in the first place. overnight. now the question about how he got his hands on that statue in the first place. and lose weight with contrave. it's fda-approved to help adults who are overweight or struggle with obesity lose weight and keep it off. contrave is believed to work on two areas of the brain: your hunger center... i'm so hungry. (avo) and your reward system... ice cream. french fries. (avo) to help control cravings.
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back now with the accused oscar thief facing charges for trying to steal actress frances mcdormand's oscar. he appeared in court and now we're learning more about his past. paula faris has those details for us. >> reporter: question for you, what kind of thief would make a facebook video bragging about their brand-new oscar? that's the argument terry bryant's attorney is making, saying his client wasn't trying to steal it. it was simply a stunt. overnight, accused oscar bandit terry bryant -- >> congratulations. >> where's the jimmy kimmel party at? >> reporter: released from jail without bail. but with a stern warning -- >> if you're late to court or fail to appear, you can be confident that a bench officer will issue a warrant for your arrest. >> reporter: appearing in court
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on wednesday, bryant sporting a blue jumpsuit, a far cry from the tuxedo he was wearing on sunday night, pleading not guilty to stealing frances mcdormand's best actress oscar. a felony in california. >> there's a difference between holding an oscar and what he's charged with, so that will play out in court. >> reporter: this morning, questions are swirling about how bryant, a man with a lengthy criminal record, including charges of burglary and assault, had a legitimate ticket to the governors ball in the first place. the associated press published this video of bryant walking into the party at the same time as mcdormand. no one appears to check for a ticket. it all started on sunday night, bryant was streaming his appearance at the exclusive oscars after-party catered by celebrity chef wolfgang puck. it was live on facebook. >> what's up? >> reporter: just moments after mcdormand received her engraved statue. >> look it, baby. i got this tonight.
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>> reporter: he was posing for cameras pretending it was his own. >> look it, i got this. this is mine. >> reporter: but thanks to wolfgang's eagle-eyed photographer, the man with the statue didn't get too far with the oscar. the lapd telling abc news the photographer did not recognize bryant as a recipient from the awards show and believed he was in possession of a trophy which did not belong to him, adding that, he never followed bryant and took the oscar from him. now that photographer simply walked up to bryant and took the statuette without any resistance. he then notified security who then apprehended bryant. now, in order to prove felony grand theft, the prosecution needs to show that bryant was planning on leaving with that oscar. >> but how did he get into the party? >> that's a good question. terry bryant was a known party crasher. you can see on his social media accounts. he's walked red carpets, he's posed with awards.
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he just went to the s.a.g. awards. lapd said he had a legit ticket to the party. so he got in, but he didn't leave with the oscar. >> was he trying? that's the big question. >> that's the question. >> thank you, paula. coming up, has one of the greatest mysteries of all-time been solved? we're going to hear from the professor who says that he's 99% sure that he's made a discovery about that lady, amelia earhart. sure that he's made a discovery about that lady, amelia earhart. sure he made a discovery about amelia earhart. and i take trulicity once a week to activate my body to release it, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it comes in a once-weekly, truly easy-to-use pen. the pen where you don't have to see or handle a needle. and it works 24/7. trulicity is a once-weekly injectable medicine to improve blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it should not be the first medicine to treat diabetes, or for people with type 1 diabetes
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be the answer to an 80-year-old mystery. a professor thinks he finally discovered what happened to amelia earhart, the pioneering pilot who vanished in 1937. abc's david wright is here with that intriguing story. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. amelia earhart's disappearance is one of the world's most enduring mysteries. so many theories of what may have happened to her. the mystery possibly solved by an anthropologist at the university of tennessee, his findings published this week in the journal of forensic anthropology. amelia earhart, the dry academic paper with the bombshell headline. >> i'm 99% sure that these bones belong to amelia earhart. >> reporter: amelia earhart was an aviation pioneer. >> setting out on the most dangerous aeronautic feat ever attempted. >> reporter: the first woman to fly solo across the atlantic. >> i've been very fortunate to do the flying i've done and not
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to have more mishaps. >> reporter: but in 1937, her lockheed electric disappeared without a trace, some believed she crashed in the pacific. somewhere in the vicinity of new guinea. others including the history channel have investigated the theory that she and her navigator somehow managed to land on the marshall islands, only to be captured by the japanese military on the eve of world war ii. >> you think this is amelia earhart? >> that's right. >> the professor richard jantz doesn't buy that. >> the rosetta stone that broke it open was our ability to actually measure amelia earhart's bones from photographs and from her trousers. >> reporter: he measured her bones against the record of 13 human bones that turned up on nikumaroro, also known as gardner island a few years after
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her disappearance. >> it was an opportunity for me to go in and test the hypothesis. i was prepared when i went into it to accept the idea that it was not her. >> he says he's 99% sure that she died marooned on that desert island. he notes that 99% isn't 100%. >> but he's pretty sure. >> he's pretty sure. these bones have been examined before and ruled out. he debunks that in the paper. what's also interesting, they found on that island five shards of glass, when they put it together that it could be a jar of dr. barry's anti-freckle cream. a 1930's cosmetics -- she had freckles and red hair. >> very interesting. >> thank you. >> you believe it, too? >> possibly. >> thank you, david. coming up, could your social media posts stop your career before it starts. details to help scrub your accounts. plus, reese witherspoon is here live, come on back. counts. plus, reese witherspoon is here live, come on back. come on back. e on back.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. digging out from that deadly storm that dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the northeast, now snow is still falling. more than a million without powers. becca is the new bachelorette and this morning, she's revealing what happened after that bombshell breakup. >> my future was ripped away. >> what she wants arie to know. her new search for love. >> i was in love with arie and i know i'll find it again. >> as the first-ever bachelorette sends her words of encouragement. >> you'll find my man just as i found my man on the bachelorette. social media cleanse. how the wrong posts can kill your career before it even takes
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i know women and young women are doing it. my daughter just sent me a text, happy international women's day, mom. i didn't know that was a thing to wish somebody that so, happy international women's day. >> everyone is asked to wear purple and so we all have different shades of it on right now. we begin this half hour, that absolute mess created by the nor'easter, hundreds of schools closed, dangerous commutes and the snow just keeps coming. let's go back to eva pilgrim there in boston again. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it's still snowing here in boston. sometimes creating dangerous driving conditions for the morning commute. whiteout conditions making it very hard to see. right now, it's slowed down just a touch. you'll notice the interstate actually looks pretty clear right now. it's still little slippery, you have to be careful, the plows have been through. it's those neighborhood streets, the side streets that are still a mess. and because of that schools in this area, many of the schools are closed today. they're part of some 300 schools across 7 states that are closed today.
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this is one of those days that if you can avoid being out in the snow, being out on the roads, you're really better off, robin, to stay home. >> we want everybody to be safe, eva. thanks so much. >> it's that heavy, wet snow and so many people are cleaning up from this storm. as they're doing that, i hate to be the bearer of bad news but there are new concerns about another one on the way, and rob, you're tracking it. tell us what's happening. >> i'll share that burden with you, amy. you mentioned heavy, wet snow, it's march, we get the temperatures where it's very it's very heavy, it's heavy, it's good news on the interstates. but, you know, it weighs down the trees, knocks down the power lines what we saw here in west orange, new jersey. a huge difference in snow totals from some of the cities, to maybe 20, 30 miles outside of the city. 2 to 6 inches, philadelphia, new york and boston. vermont, just outside of new york, over 2 feet of snow. next storm coming down the pipe, it's going to head towards the mid-atlantic.
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maybe some severe storms across the south on sunday. monday morning, we get to the carolina coast. the question then is monday afternoon does it peel up toward the north for a full-on nor'easter? this is one model. another model scoots it out to sea. about a 50/50 chance of it doing that. of course we'll be tracking it. amy, back to you. we're going to go to washington right now. multiple new developments in the russia investigation, including the fact that president trump has questioned key witnesses about their interviews with the special counsel. i want to go back to our chief correspondent pierre thomas. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: the big question, should the president ever be talking to witnesses about their testimony? we learned overnight that mr. trump spoke with his former white house chief of staff about how his interview with the special counsel went. we confirmed reports that the president tried to get white house counsel don mcgahn to push that mr. trump didn't push to have the special counsel fired.
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sources tell abc news that these conversations were innocent and took place after both men testified. overnight, more evidence that mueller is still looking at if there was collusion. the special counsel is trying to determine if there were back channel meetings between a trump associate and with a russian with ties to putin just before the inauguration, george. >> doesn't appear to be anywhere close to finished. okay, pierre, thanks very much. coming up here, the new bachelorette, becca's message. what is she going to say to arie and lauren. and those new tools that can help you scrub your social media accounts before posts put you in jeopardy. hey lara, what's going on upstairs? >> hello, ms. robin. i'm here with tory johnson. you know what that means. she has great deals and steals like this, remote control candles. little moonlighting for you. help make life easier while saving big and being safe. we've got so much coming up on "good morning america."
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[ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma" and this wonderful audience we have here on this friday eve. [ cheers and applause ] >> good to have you back -- we have every possible shade of purple going right now. >> we are into it. you guys know why, right? intl international women's day. >> i have every shade on myself. i just wanted to make sure i really supported. >> good to have you back. >> thank you, robin roberts. are you guys ready? good morning, everybody. great audience today. let's get into "pop news." there you go. some "pop news" from a galaxy
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that we wished was farther away, john williams saying he'll retire from the force after "star wars" episode 9. the 86-year-old legend nominated for an oscar this year for his music on "star wars: the last jedi." he's scored eight of the nine "star wars" films going all the way back to the very first one and that iconic song you're listening to back in 1977. you may not know this, he's also the man behind some of hollywood's most famous movie scores, including "jaws" and "e.t." he certainly deserves a break, but the force will not sound the same without him. [ applause ] also this morning, last week, you guys remember when i show you the four billboards not three billboards, the four billboards that serena williams' adorable husband put up to celebrate his wife's return to professional tennis. williams is ready, she says, pointing out her timing for the
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big return is perfect. posting on instagram, quote, the day i play my first match marks international women's day which is today by the way as you may have noticed. she goes on to say, my comeback could not have been on a better day. williams also revealed she'll be wearing a gold "s" pin for her charity which raises awareness and money for those affected by community violence. the "s" stands for anything that means something to you. for her, it's strong and sure and she's both of those. serena, best of luck from us. she'll be hitting the court tonight at 10:00 p.m. good luck, girl. we'll be watching. or falling asleep. i'm not going to lie. then finally, mcdonald's is also flipping over women today. flipping its iconic "m," turning
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it upside-down to turn it into a "w" in honor of international women's day. employees at 100 locations around the country will be wearing their "m" flipped to a "w." mcdonald's saying it recognizes the extraordinary contributions of women in the past, the present and the future. happy international women's day. >> we do love their fries. we do love their fries. time for our cover story right now, and it's advice for the new bachelorette. we heard how becca is moving on from arie, and now former contestants are chiming in with their advice. matt gutman with the story. you got a new beat, matt. >> it's a good one. in the space of 24 hours of viewing we got to see becca going from hysterics to being led off stage on a horse by a man vying for her love. the advice from former contestants, don't worry, becca,
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now you hold the reins to your fate. >> lauren elizabeth burnham, will you marry me? >> definitely. >> reporter: just moments after arie's bombshell proposal to runner-up lauren and a day after her heartbreak was broadcast on national tv, bachelorette becca wiping away those tears and taking it all in stride. >> i wish them nothing but the best. i really do. they deserve happiness. the show is all about finding love. and they found it with each other. >> reporter: becca telling me it was the first time she had to watch that heart-wrenching moment. >> it was tough to re-watch, tough to relive. of course, brought up the old emotions. but, again, i just want to move forward, move on and be happy. >> reporter: but despite what many called that public humiliation by arie, she says she wishes arie and lauren the best of luck. >> this could be a successful relationship. >> i do believe when he says i love lauren that he does mean that.
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i hope after everything he just holds her heart in the highest regard. >> reporter: overnight, past contestants weighing in on the journey becca is about to take. >> i'll celebrate my 15th wedding anniversary with the love of my life ryan in december. and i have no doubt that you will find your man just as i found mine on "the bachelorette." >> and your strength is truly an inspiration to all the women across america and the whole world. >> hope you find love, go get your man, girl. >> i wish you better success on the show than i had. >> reporter: bachelor nation showing the love across the nation. >> did you know there's billboards up? >> billboards? >> there are billboards up. becca, you'll always have a rose from minnesota. >> reporter: folks even started sending her cash through venmo, many offering to buy her a drink, now reaching over $6,000. rather than drown herself in booze she said she wants to donate the money to cancer
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research. >> i mean, i love my wine, don't get me wrong, but i don't think i can drink that much. >> i'm not disappointed in arie but i was very sad and disappointed for the entire situation. >> reporter: host chris harrison also revealing to us that why the show decided to air so much of that controversial and deeply personal breakup unedited. >> this is so embarrassing. >> i stand by the fact that you can't just show the pretty things. it's not life. that's not the way this works. >> reporter: but harrison agrees that becca endured a difficult situation viewed by so many people on television and she did it with so much class. >> i think she handled it with grace and dignity. she's done herself very proud. >> reporter: despite, or maybe because of the social media outcry against arie and the way the breakup was handled, those two finales of "the bachelor" were a ratings bonanza. we'll see if they can keep that going for "the bachelorette."
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guys. >> you buried the lede, matt. >> missed it by not having a camera right here during all of that. thank you so much, matt. now that social media alert, more employers are looking at accounts using them to vet new hires. the wrong posts could derail your career even before it takes off. there are new tools that could help clean up your posts and abc's erielle reshef is here. she has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. good morning to all of you and our audience. we've all probably posted something that we regret but there are services that say they can help you clean up your social media history, so how does it work? we asked three willing job seekers to give it a try. take a look. in this digital era, a steep price for what you put on social media. >> if you're applying for a job, if they don't like what they see, that could be the end of the process. >> reporter: two popular sites, scrubber and rep'n up, scour
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your internet posts for you. social media marketing expert terry rice says they're among the simplest to navigate. at this school, with his guidance, we decided to give them a try with three willing jobseekers, david, aara, and j.r. >> what are you most worried about? >> profanity. >> something that stands out in your mind i shouldn't have tweeted that? >> my choice of wardrobe. >> i would certainly say content is a really big worry. >> reporter: first up, scrubber, within minutes of logging on. >> oh, man. this is pretty bad. >> reporter: the site flagged hundreds of posts for all three. >> yikes. >> reporter: how does scrubber work? it's $19 for the first month and $9 to continue. it scans your social media profile, then issues a report card with a grade. >> for scrubber my score is a "d." >> reporter: in fact, our subjects scored "d"s across the board, tons of questionable material immediately popping up, like this photo of j.r. holding
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a beer at a concert, using an expletive to describe the experience. but scrubber also flagged pictures that seemed benign. >> not sure why that's offensive. >> reporter: that's david and his wife on their wedding day. >> maybe they're jealous. >> haters. >> like an ex-girlfriend or somebody who programmed this. oh, man. >> reporter: next, we move on to rep'n up. which charges a $20 flat fee. it links back to each post and lists reasons why it might be harmful. like scrubber, our job seekers say rep'n seems a bit sensitive. >> it flags lmao. >> reporter: bryce discourages the use of that "a" word online. but says -- >> at the end of the day you want to be your authentic self at work. >> reporter: after spending some extra time look at the results, david and j.r. chose rep'n. >> why they're picking these things. >> reporter: aara went with scrubber.
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keep in mind both services do have their limits. for example, neither picked up a snarky tweet from aara about a former boss where she basically said she already finished the work her boss asked about. >> we don't have humans looking at these posts to flag them. this is all done via computers. >> reporter: the ceo of scrubber says aara's tweet didn't get flagged because it didn't detect profanity or anything objectionable. but what about that wedding photo? >> that photo was flagged because, a very excited friend had chosen to use a few choice expletives when congratulating the happy couple in the comments. >> reporter: each company lets users what to keep and delete. in the end, david, aara and j.r. agreed that a social media cleanse was money well spent to stay out of the digital doghouse. we reached out to rep'n up but the company declined to be interviewed for this story. experts say it's not just about getting rid of those bad posts. you should be proactive before you get into the job market and
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post things that make you unique, maybe some volunteering, things that look good online. you should follow some of these job recruiters online to see what future employers may want. >> good advice. think before you post. george brought up something. you know who you look like? >> i don't know. >> becca, the bachelorette. >> thank you. thank you. i should be so lucky. i'm not the bachelorette. doppelganger maybe. thank you very much. >> scrub that from your social media account. let's get over now to rob. >> i echo that. erielle handles any situation with grace and dignity as well. i love snow days. lots of kids with snow days right now. as a kid, you loved it until your father made you go out and shovel the snow. this dad has a solution outside of philadelphia. 2-year-old mckenna helping out. look how well engineered that car is.
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that plow is doing it right there. when you're done there, my mom needs to be dug out in connecticut. come on up i-95 and i'll put you to work. that's a check of what's happening with our snowstorm. here's a look at your local weather forecast. good morning i'm meteorologist mike nicco from abc 7 mornings. the chance of drizzle through 9:00 and increasing sunshine and mild again this afternoon. and partly cloudy and cooler tonight and then the weekend looking weather in some areas. as far as today, low 60s along the coast and mid to upper 60s elsz where and south bay low 70s. tonight low 40s and mid 50s for the rest of us.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.s.. [ cheers and applause ]s.s.s.s.. okay. it's time for deals and steals. t.j., tory johnson is with us. with big savings on solutions to everyday problems. up to 52% off today and on this international women's day, all of these companies -- i love
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beauty editor who understood that one of the most important elements of a beauty regimen is good sleep. so all of these products are designed to promote better sleep because they've got all lavender and chamomile and great ingredients to promote relaxation and better sleep. there are pillow sprays. maddie's got some pillow spray. >> there you go. >> give it a sniff. >> huge, huge assortment everything from night oils to bath soaps. >> i like this moisturizer. >> just fabulous. all of these normally $19 to $84, slashed in half, $9.50 to $42. and then this is all shapewear that doesn't suffocate. slimming that doesn't suffocate. huge assortment, 20 options, bottoms to tanks. $18 to $68, slashed in half, $9 to $42. >> guys, more deals from tory coming your way. plus, reese witherspoon in
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>> good morning north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning i'm alexis smith from abc 7 mornings and happening today a rally at vis is a headquarters in foster city regarding gun sales. groups pressuring credit card companies to stop allowing charges for assault weapons. starting at 11 t:00 this mornin. delivering petitions. and coming after the school shooting in parkland florida where gun control groups putting pressure on private companies to change gun selling policies. >> traffic now. a live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on and the pavement starting to drive out. the rain is not a big issue for the second half commute and drive times overall,
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> good morning, already 60 in danville and mid to upper 50s and morgan hill and up to the north low 40s and 50s. drizzle is just about over and caution for the rest of the commute and may be a few slick spots is. my accuweather seven-day forecast next best chance of rain, saturday evening and sunday morning. >> another update in about 30
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minutes and always on our news app and [ cheers and applause ] and we do welcome you back to "good morning america." we are so excited about our next guest. i'm telling you, this woman does it all. academy award winner, emmy, she does it in front of the camera and behind the camera. now she's taking on the whole universe in "a wrinkle in time." please welcome reese witherspoon! [ cheers and applause ] >> hi, robin. thank you.
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>> wait until you see the film, y'all, comes out tomorrow. we have been talking to ava duvernay. she was here. oprah was here yesterday. >> i watched yesterday. >> wonderful. great to have you here. you stay so busy. we try to spruce it up. you went to your walk of fame, you scrubbed it up. >> it was dirty, robin. of course being a mom, i had a >> oh, my goodness. >> of course being a mom, i had a baby wipe in my purse. >> just so happen to have it in hand. don't let anyone walk all over you. >> nobody walks all over you. bless your heart, international women's day, and she's heading to -- >> happy international women's day. >> as busy as you are, you're making time to head over to the united nations to speak about this. what are you going to talk about? >> i'm going to talk about my
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organization called time's up, to help with women with online harassment suits. we're talking about that and talking about giving money to the united nations and just helping women throughout the world. >> well, you have been using your voice and thank you for that. and you have talked about the importance of representation in film. we see this in "a wrinkle in time," in front, behind the camera. what was it like to work with so many powerful women? >> it was amazing. ava duvernay is amazing. she has a vision. you know, she really believes that, if you want to change the stories you see on screen you have to change the storytellers, and that means the faces you see on screen, but it's also everyone behind the camera making the movie with the most diverse crew i have ever worked with in my life. because making movies is
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hundreds of people and letting the people be a part of the process, really infuses the whole film with love. just a different kind of energy. >> and it jumps off the screen, it does. you want to see a little "a wrinkle in time"? >> tell me what's expected. >> mrs. who? >> no, mrs. whatsit? mrs. who is like a billion years older and way more knowledgeable. >> what can i do for you, mrs. whatsit? >> i caught her stealing. she's harmless. >> you're 6. >> you're 6. ava and oprah talked about this, bring a child with you. bring a child with you. >> oh, my kids loved it. they all read it in school. my 18-year-old daughter, my 14-year-old son, both read it in sixth grade. they had such a fun experience seeing it reimagined through ava's eyes. it was amazing. >> speaking of fun, y'all had a
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blast, you, oprah, mindy. >> yeah, we like to have fun. >> new zealand? >> yeah. we did. i was sort of the minister of fun, self-appointed. i made sure we went to vineyards and we went on helicopters and -- >> why not. >> yeah, it was really fun. i kind of dragged everyone around until we were tired. >> you can see that. >> oprah was like, i'm not going any more places, you're wearing me out. she was a good sport. >> and the transformation you had to undertake. >> yeah. i got to be red head that was so cool. had to wear these amazing costumes and turn into a flying creature. it was fun. >> we had a lot of fun last week. there was somebody here who's actually a huge fan of yours and wanted to say hello. take a look. >> hi, reese. you know me, it's your tennessee
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girlfriend, i'm sorry i'm going to miss you. everybody's going to love having you on the show. wish i could be there with you. have fun. [ applause ] >> i love dolly. i love dolly. yeah, i have a show that's coming on in a month and i interview dolly. >> really? >> yes. i'm so inspired by dolly, she's my childhood idol. >> how do you do -- you have so much going on, we're excited about "big little lies" and meryl streep. >> i know, yes. >> oh, my gosh. >> we start next week, first rehearsals with meryl, laura dern, it's going to be different this year, new story lines, new characters. >> i love that little sparkle in your eye like, can't tell us so much. i know how much you enjoy
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reading. you're teaming up with another name drop, kerry washington and you're working on a limited series? >> yeah, so, this book called little fires everywhere by celest ng, just a beautiful book about mother hood and mothering teenagers. there's a mystery, there's a fire and you don't know who started it. we're going to turn it into a limited series. two mothers with different philosophies about how to raise kids. our children sort of like, your mother might not be the woman you're born to. you find mothers in other places. it's really fascinating. >> you can tell by the reaction from everyone. but wait, there's more. >> but wait, there's more. >> you and jennifer aniston teaming up to do a morning news show. how are you guys preparing for that? >> well, we're writing the scripts now, it's a fictional version -- >> bless you. >> we play morning news anchors as media is changing. and women's roles in business are changing.
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we're writing the scripts now. i'm really excited. it's so fun to work with jennifer. we did "friends" a long time ago, i played her sister. this is our first opportunity to work together again. it's really fun. >> we're so happy for you. you are just -- i mean, as they said, in front of the camera, behind the camera, and have just, you know, always been somebody we have rooted for. how is this time in your life, all these opportunities that are coming your way? >> it's great, it came out of about five years ago i just started seeing parts were diminishing. i wasn't happy. my mother always said that if you want something done do it yourself. so i started a production company and i sought out the women i wanted to work with and i said women want to see themselves on screen and they don't want to see this one-dimensional wife or girlfriend of a superhero. they want to see mothers and teenagers and different aspects of femininity on films, so it's been a really great time, becoming a producer and working
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with people i love. >> hello, sunshine. >> hello, sunshine. is my company. >> the perfect name. tell you what, i'm here for you. so, if you want a little rehearsal for the show you're working with jennifer aniston, would you like to take us -- >> i'd love some tips. >> just stand and deliver the lines. a "a wrinkle in time" is in theaters tomorrow. and you know how much i love to read, so everyone here in the audience is going home with a copy of "a wrinkle in time"! >> take my line. coming up, tory is back with more great deals and steals. stay tuned. >> you're a natural. you got this. you got this. [ cheers and applause ]
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he almost never, ever sits down for morning tv. so why tom brady coming to "good morning america"? to square off again live with michael strahan. monday, it's tom brady in a rare morning tv exclusive. what will tom say now. monday only on "gma". welcome back to "good morning america." the latest film in the marvel universe, "avengers: infinity war" comes out this spring. featuring everyone from the ensemble, including robert
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downey jr., chris hemsworth, the most covers in "entertainment weekly's" 28-year history. they hit nationwide friday. go out and buy all 1 good morning i'm meteorologist mike nicco drizzle through 9:00 and my accuweather 12-hour planner shows increasing sunshine and with a mild afternoon with upper 60s to >> hope the weather is great where you are. lara? let's get some deals going. we'll continue right now with even more deals and steals for you guys. tory is back with more problem-solving items, from companies either founded or co-founded by women on this international women's day. starting right here. >> rume. this company, reuse me. reusable bags. susan from australia has the
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little cross-body, detachable straps. kimberly is proud to be posing with that -- today's her birthday. extra excited to be here. what's great, that big bag that she's holding, it folds into this tiny, little thing. this big duffel folds into this. you can pop it into a suitcase if you're traveling. >> if you're a shopper. >> if you're a shopper. and bonus for shoppers, no more plastic bags, you can use these instead of paper and plastic. big assortment from rume. normally they range from $15 to $30, all slashed in half, from 7.50 to $15. even more online. this company is called backyard safari, and this is all about creating little gardens right in your kitchen. you don't need a green thumb or any experience.
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everything you need, except the water, comes in this. the starter soil, the seeds, so many different options and what i love as a bonus about these, these can help kids build self-esteem and confidence. they're being used now in classrooms because kids feel that responsibility of watering and making sure they're getting sun and also just being proud when something sprouts. that's not just limited to kids. i was superproud when i saw one sprout. >> did i see one that says grow cocktails? >> yes, you saw one that grows herbs, grow colors, does colors mean cocktails? they do have a cocktail kit. they do have a cocktail kit. >> all right, that's awesome. >> there's an option for everybody. normally $12, slashed in half, 6 bucks. bring it right into the garden. this is biodegradable. you don't have to transfer out of this to plant in the garden. >> love it. >> weather doesn't matter with those. youcopia, all about kitchen they're indoors. youcopia, this is all about kitchen organization. what's great about this is
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typically when your cabinet is flat you can't see the spices or where anything is. you wind up buying multiples of something. this allows you to see everything at once. little drawers like this to put spices in and to keep things neater. this really doubles your cabinet space. your cabinet typically you would just put the glasses in there. you got to wait until the next shelf. this allows you to get double the space, huge assortment. they don't just use these in the kitchen. put them in the bathroom, crafts, office, we've got you covered. more even online, normally 8 to $30. all slashed in half, 4 to $15. >> how you do it. guess what, everyone here is going home with gifts from going home with gifts from rume and lights.com. thanks so much, tory johnson.
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get all the details on our website. goodmorningamerica.com. coming up, how to get celebrity red carpet looks for less.
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[ cheers and applause ] we're back now with how you can steal celebrity styles for less. we love the red carpet looks, from the oscars to the grammys, and now celebrity stylist and fashion expert melissa garcia is here to show us how we can re-create those looks on a budget, that's the key. welcome. the oscars were on sunday. everyone remembers those looks. one of my favorites was allison
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janney on the red carpet, wearing that stunning red dress. tell us about this look. >> yes, she looks gorgeous. this gown, thousands of dollars. i love the dramatic sleeves. so beautiful. her jewelry, guys, $4 million worth of jewels that she's wearing. this is definitely an expensive look. we can re-create this for less. >> you've done just that. on our first model, this outfit is under $100. >> yes, this is amazing. carly is wearing this great dress from lulus. i love the sleeve. this is wearable. we're not all going to wear a gown like an oscar gown. so beautiful, affordable and easy to wear. that choker is under $20 from lulus. it's a great resemblance of this dress but not for the price. >> i love it. it's beautiful.
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next up, let's the talk about hailee steinfeld. she wore white at the grammys. not always an easy color to wear. she wore it well. tell us about the secret to standing out. the boots definitely stand out. >> an incredibly gown, a gorgeous gown, sleek, modern. she makes it fun with these metallic boots. this, again, is really expensive. not the easiest look to wear just like this. but i wanted to translate it in a way that's affordable. in a way that we can all wear. >> and i'm looking at it right now on our next model. this look is less than $150. >> the whole look, a jumpsuit is more wearable for a woman. so easy. one and done. it looks so beautiful. then, instead of doing the big boot, which is not the easiest thing to wear, we gave her the
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same color, that purple metallic heel. it gets the idea. such a great take. >> i actually like that better than the boot. >> i agree. i think it's really beautiful, sleek and perfect. >> gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. let's bring up kerry washington, she always looks great. how can people bring her golden globes look to life? we have a look at what she wore. gorgeous. >> gorgeous. she always looks stunning. it's all about these black sequins, the high slit. she paired it with a bootie, a little unexpected but expensive. they're over $2,000. so, just her shoes alone are over $2,000. add in the dress it's thousands of dollars. >> for under $50. >> this is actually 40 the whole look. >> come on out. >> we have jen looking gorgeous. this is a great dress. this is from boohoo. $27. so incredible.
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again, the high slit the dramatic slit, it looks so much like kerry's. the shoes, so beautiful. her shoes, you guys, $13 from lulus.com. >> wow, this is amazing. >> for any moms to be out there, we had chrissy teigen looking beautiful i want to show you how you can do that look for less. chrissy's look before. very expensive. she has her baby bump there. >> i wanted to make it accessible. here we have lola. i want to make it a separate. it's a top and a skirt. you can mix and match it. we took separate pieces which are easy to put together. definitely more affordable way to do that. >> stunning, looking beautiful. all of you ladies, thank you so much. >> thank you. we'll be right back, guys. [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning i'm alexis smith from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist, mike nicco has the forecast. >> hey, everybody. we still have a few pockets of drizzle out there as you can see from the golden gate bridge. it will start drying up shortly. most activities revolving around the moisture hanging around another hour and increase in sunshine and mid to upper 60s elsewhere and more rain saturday night and sunday morning. >> a look at the roads. westbound 80, looking okay at this point. a disabled vehicle slowing you down. once you get close tore the city, you're okay. heavy around the toll plaza and in northbound 280. issues toward 101. and 101 mighting the better choice. it is time for "live with kelly
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and ryan," we will be back at >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, award-winning composer of "phantom of the opera" "cats," and others, andrew lloyd webber. and katherine langford, all next on "live"! and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! >> ryan: good morning. [cheers and applause]

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