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good morning, america. this morning, nightmare on main street. two men arrested after a shocking series of shootings across the city of tulsa. now emerging clues about their motive, everyone still on edge. was it revenge or a hate crime? breaking overnight. the provocative new warning out today. being overweight while you're pregnant can raise your baby's risk of being born with autism. the surprising numbers holding new clues. and janet jackson's amazing transformation. going from this, to this. what is behind her dramatic weight loss? and why she says this will be her full-body makeover will be her last. getaway. the duke and duchess on the run. new pictures of will and kate going full speed on the ski slopes with her parents in toe. why this vacation was a family
affair. bringing the music back up. >> zero in right here. welcome back, robin. >> thank you. [ applause ] >> everybody here to welcome you back. >> we all should be so fortunate getting away. i know lara's back too. she was out spring skiing. the fab five. i brought you a sweet treat. i'll share it with you later. we have a lot of news to get to, broke over the weekend. including mike wallace. boy, the death of a true television legend. a unique and ground-breaking career. he interviewed everyone. he was the master of the tough question. >> oh, when that broke yesterday, it just broke your heart. he was an original. and tim tebow back in the headlines, as well. tens of thousands of people showing up to hear him speak at a huge easter service, is he the new face of christianity in america?
and we failed to mention, hope you had a great easter holiday weekend. 15,000 people for tim tebow yesterday. got a lot of other news to get to. josh elliott is here. welcome back. we're going to begin with your money on wall street. stocks opened sharply lower this morning. down already more than 100 points. the dow already reeling from big losses last week. this morning, the new concern is jobs. investors are worried that friday's dismal jobs report is a sign that the economy is stalling. the economy added only some 120,000 jobs in march compared to an average of 245,000 in previous months. and with a new week comes a new record for gas prices. this morning, the national gas average edging ever closer $4 a gallon. $3.97 to be exact. that's up 4 cents in just the last two weeks. to the nightmare in tulsa, oklahoma. this morning, two white men are in custody accused of gunning down five african-americans in cold blood. three of the victims were killed. pierre thomas explains how
racism and revenge may have fuelled this rampage. >> reporter: police believe these men went on a killing spree, shooting african-americans in cold blood in what may have been a racially charged vendetta. >> i think that somebody that committed these crimes were very upset with black people. >> reporter: the facebook page of one of the suspects, 19-year-old jake england, may offer clues of motive. it depicts simmering anger over the death of england's father, apparently shot by a black man two years ago during a fight. england allegedly wrote, today is two years since my dad's been gone, shot by an [ expletive ] n word. the five shootings all occurred in less than an hour, early friday in only a three-mile radius. witnesses described the shooter as a white male driving a white truck. >> i consider it a war zone. >> reporter: england and 33-year-old alvin watts were arrested at a residence just
outside city limits. the tips from the public played a critical role, including a crime-stoppers call claiming england had a white truck and was making plans on burning the vehicle. josh, it was so tense, one tulsa leader said yesterday, he was on his knees praying for the killing to end and for arrests to be made. everyone is now hoping life can return to normal. >> a hope we all have. breaking news from the korean peninsula overnight. south korea says the north is digging a new underground tunnel at one of its missile sites, to prepare for a third nuclear. the north prepares to fire a long-range rocket in violation of the u.n. agreement. and a guy named bubba is sports' biggest star this morning. after a wild finish to the masters golf tournament. you need not know anything about the game to appreciate the story of bubba watson. >> did it hook? oh, what a shot! >> reporter: from 50 yards in
the trees on augusta nationals 10th hole, unable to see where he was going, bubba watson struck the shot of his life. >> another watson is wearing a green jacket. this time, his name is bubba! >> reporter: tears of joy streaming down his face as first he clung to his caddie, and then, his mother. remarkable, especially considering he's essentially a golfing accident, a complete natural who has never taken a single lesson. a regular on youtube and twitter. giving fans an inside look at his life away from the sport. >> working on my abs. ♪ let the bogeys go >> reporter: when he donned his green jacket, his wife, former wnba player angie ball was watching from home with their 2-week-old son. >> i never got this far in my dreams. it's a blessing to go home to my new son, it's gonna be fun.
>> and now everybody has a new favorite golfer. he does use, by the way, a pink-shafted driver, in memory of his father who died in october of 2010 after a long battle with cancer. he said he knows he's watching down from heaven. >> just to see the true emotion. >> a great way to spend easter. >> i can't believe he never had a lesson. >> wow. >> he's a natural. natural. well, we lost a true tv legend over the weekend. mike wallace, one of the giants in television journalism, died at the age of 93. he was an inspiration to many in our business and known for making those tough interview questions just as important as the answers. >> he was doing what with you? why? why? why? you demanded special treatment. it's almost an embarrassment, sir, to hear this from you. >> reporter: whether you were a world leader -- >> he calls you, forgive me, his words, not mine, a lunatic. i didn't like you back 30 years ago. i don't think you liked me
either. >> i think you were mean. or a whistle-blower. >> put it in your mouth, light it up, you were going to get your fix. >> reporter: mike wallace is sharp-tongued -- i have no intention of leaving until you tell me what's on your mind. >> reporter: probing interviews hit straight at the truth. >> there's something almost ghoulish in your desire to see the deed done. what you are saying is the national pastime -- >> national past-time is juiced? it's used. it is. >> reporter: those on the receiving end of his gaze, both feared and revered him. >> you remember one thing. in our first meeting, you must be good to me. >> this is what i was afraid of. you don't have to be that unpleasant. it doesn't become you. >> reporter: sharing secrets they didn't dare reveal to anyone else. >> when i did drink, rather than a lot of people who become fun-loving and gregarious and love everybody, i would go the opposite.
it would happen just like that. >> reporter: the gift of gab came easily to little myron wallace. born in 1918 in brookline, massachusetts. after college at the university of michigan, he turned to a life on radio and television and never looked back. >> mike wallace at large on the cbs radio network. he once said asking questions was his bliss. >> jimmy, who was the first person you killed? >> frankie nicoli. >> where did you kill him? >> in my house. >> how did you kill him? >> we strangled him. >> reporter: but he was also candid about his own personal issues. a son who died in his 20s. and a public struggle with depression, which resulted in a suicide attempt. >> i was lower than a snake's belly. >> reporter: but he persevered, staying on "60 minutes" for almost 40 years before retiring in his 80s. >> i'm mike wallace. >> reporter: and when the time finally game to say good-bye, he, as always, had the last word. >> i cannot improve on those words spoken for many years by a true legend who proceeded me here at cbs. he would say, good night and good luck.
if you heard, mike wallace is here to see you, you're like, oh, no. >> absolutely. even though he had those troubles he talked about in the piece, he never lost his enthusiasm, never got jaded. even asking tough questions, he had a twinkle in his eyes. >> he sure did. he'll be missed. >> he certainly will. now to the alarming new research linking autism to obesity. a new study says obese mothers are much more likely to give birth to autistic kids. and dr. richard besser is here to explain the findings and, rich, scary numbers here. 60% greater chance of autism if the mother's obese. >> that's right. this is a big study. they looked at more than 500 children in california who had autism. they compared them to children who didn't have autism. what they found was, those with autism, it was 60% more likely that their mothers were obese. that's really concerning, given that more than a third of those women in child bearing years are obese. >> ask this a direct connection? are we getting more autism
because we have more obesity >> it's not clear. some of the factors driving obesity could also be driving autism. it could be that there's no connection at all. 80% of the mothers with autistic children were not obese at all. but the researchers were looking at some of those risk factors that you can do something about. obesity is one of those. we know, in pregnancy, obesity is bad. it's linked to complications. increased risk of birth defects. it's something you can address. it's probably a small piece of the autism puzzle. >> we're getting all the new research piling up. it's more prevalent than we first thought. and that older fathers might have something to do with it. what else? >> these are good times in terms of autism research. there's a lot more money coming into it. we're starting to pick apart a little bit. i think, within a few years, we're no longer going to talk about autism but rather autisms. this is linked to this problem.
this is caused by this. and that they're not related at all. as we do that, we'll be able to identify ways to diagnose this, ways to treat it, ways to care for children that have it. that we don't even know about. >> what should parents do with this information right now? >> if you're reaching those child-bearing years, obesity is a bad thing. it's not a good thing at any time. but it's something that, with a lot of work, you can address. and i think it's worth doing. >> richard besser, thanks very much. now to jennifer hudson, the oscar and grammy winner set to see a painful part of her life play out in a chicago courtroom today as jury selection begins for the man accused of murdering her mother, brother and young nephew. alex perez is here with those details. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, robin, welcome back. this is a moment jennifer hudson has been anticipating for years now. how do attorneys figure out how her stardom affects the case? jennifer hudson, the triple threat grammy, academy award and golden globe winner is no stranger to attention, photographers or fame.
>> i would like to thank my family in heaven and those who are here today. >> reporter: this morning, as attorneys begin whittling down a pool of 150 potential jurors in the trial of william balfour, the man accused of brutally murdering her family in 2008, all that star power could have a serious impact. >> all attention is usually on that celebrity sitting in the courtroom. that's the biggest challenge to try to shift the focus to the action on the witness stand. >> reporter: the court questionnaire includes nine questions, quizzing them what they know about hudson, even though she was not home when he allegedly killed her mother, brother and 7-year-old nephew. hudson, who came to fame on "american idol" is expected to be back on the stage on thursday. ♪ could ever love me like you >> reporter: but court officials say she'll be in court every day. during testimony, and may be called as a witness herself. >> i think it would be too much
to ask for her to sit there like a stone, but at the same token, she has to keep her emotions in check. >> reporter: she's rarely spoken about the murders. she first opened up about them on vh-1. >> i remember being asked to do a film at the same time. i was like, i have to get adjusted to who i am now. so i can't be another character. be another character if i don't know who i am. >> reporter: now hudson, who stars in hollywood blockbusters, heads into court for a role she never wanted. cameras are not allowed in the courtroom. the trial is expected to go about a month. robin, you know, there's some 300 people besides jennifer on that list of potential witnesses. >> it could go on for some time. great to have you in the studio here. i know you'll be based in chicago. >> absolutely. excited to be on board. tim tebow making headlines. even before he joins the jets this fall. he was the star attraction at an
easter service on sunday. thousands turned out. abc's dan harris is here with a message he delivered to the crowd. dan, this phenomenon is something. he's got the nickname god's quarterback. we got a sense yesterday why. >> reporter: we did. indeed. it was really amazing, if you think about it. the most watched appearance in america on easter came not from a priest, not from a pastor, but from a 24-year-old backup qb for the new york jets. they came from 100 miles away. they came in scores of buses. an estimated 15,000 people sitting out in the texas heat. all of them here to see the man they call god's quarterback. >> win or lose, hero or the goat, it's most important to regardless what happens, i still honor my lord and savior, jesus christ. >> reporter: we were told he would be delivering a sermon. here at this megachurch outside austin. >> you all feeling good this morning? >> reporter: they called it their super bowl. but it turned out to be a 20-minute sitdown interview with
the past tore, joe champion. >> are you excited about the future? >> absolutely. >> reporter: tebow, the young openly evangelical quarterback, led the ailing denver broncos on a wild winning streak this past season, becoming a genuine cultural icon. >> they started calling it tebowing. i don't think i was the first athlete to get on a knee and pray, but i do think it's pretty cool, because at least rare is being talked about. >> reporter: tebow may be huge but at this overcrowded event, there's a bit of a statement. >> when it comes to christianity right now, it's the pope and tebow. >> reporter: he's been criticized by some. for being so open about his faith, even mocked on "saturday night live." >> hey, everybody. >> jesus, he has risen! >> no, no, no, not really, a quick visit. >> reporter: here he was unapologetic. >> sometimes i think it's funny. but for the most part, it's being talked about. that's exciting. >> reporter: and his fans ate it up. >> i think he was absolutely amazing. glad i got to see him. >> reporter: in his q and a, he
criticized pro athletes who say they're not role models. you are a role model he said, just not a good one. it's really interesting to watch him use this public platform he has been given. >> yeah, and so consistent, his humility as well. he may not be second to the pope. but he did bring them out. >> he did, it was real interesting. you got a sense of who tebow came to see yesterday. as soon as tebow was done, people started to leave before the main sermon was given. >> really? >> not good for the pastor. dan harris, thanks very much. sam? >> good morning, everyone. good morning, robin roberts. >> did you really give a daily key west update while i was away? >> i did. >> you didn't use the bikini shot, though? >> i did not. there is a shot of someone reading a book in a bikini at a pool, we didn't use that shot. >> nor will we. let's start with the hottest streak in history, i'm not talking about "gma" in the last year, i'm talking about the records that have been going on.
just saying. so january, february, march, the warmest start to a year ever since we have been keeping records since the 1800s. then take a look at this number. the 15,000 number, that's record highs and record night time warmth as well. so all warm, all heat since the first of the year. big deal. here's where the storms are lining up. these could be a little severe. tornadoes possible. 80-mile-per-hour winds, large hail in that zone. a quick look at the big board. we'll talk more about it during the morning.
>> i was watching. now to the of a global sensation. the snapshot of one runner surrounded by his sweaty competitors, flashing a big smile during a 10 k. the photo became an internet sensation. what is the story behind the pearly whites? >> reporter: zeddie little wins. he didn't win the 10k, he wins life. in a race a couple of weeks ago that featured spider-man, batman, and "holy cow, what are you wearing man," it was this photo that went galactic. this photographer was snapping pictures of the race. >> i posted a little over 100. he just looked really good in that picture. >> reporter: when he posted the photo online, he tagged the 25-year-old little, ridiculously photo generalic guy. and boom, the internet loved it. i mean, loved it. check out youtube. ♪ you're beautiful ♪ you're beautiful >> reporter: overnight, if you googled "ridiculously photogenic guy." you came up with more than 59 million hits.
on twitter, notes like -- zeddie little is the meaning of beauty. and my favorite, always be yourself, unless you can be zeddie little. always be zeddie little. there are creative adaptations. gladiator, political, artistic. even face posters. goes for a jog, whole town follows him. runs marathon and wins. my heart. the unsuspecting heartthrob is in public relations in new york. now apparently feels he is a little too public. he deactivated his facebook page. why did it get so big so fast? who knows? if it worked for him, why not others. ridiculously photogenic vice president. ridiculously photogenic farm animal. and ridiculously photogenic weather guy. for "good morning america," john berman, abc news, new york. >> sam, it works, it totally works. coming up on "gma," the student-teacher romance that made headlines is history.
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yes, they are the couple that made headlines. the teacher who left his family and his job to i love with his former student. her mom, so determined to break them up, she tried to change the law. now the student has broken off their affair, after charges against him. we'll get into that. dan and nancy join us live. i wonder if catty still has the whistle. i have to say, my gratitude for katie is to stepping up so i could be off. janet jackson's startling transformation. has she finally won the battle with her weight? she looks fantastic. new details. >> great to see her so happy. and the drama behind "dancing with the stars." jaleel white setting the record
straight about recent allegations about his temper and real life family matters. and get ready to meet carly rae, the one justin bieber thinks is ready to launch. >> she's huge. >> we'll get to that. the latest in the story of james hooker and jordan powers. over the weekend, she moved out after finding out he was arrested for sexual assault on a different teenage girl. dan and nancy will weigh in. first, here's cecilia vega. >> people don't agree. i think it's a normal relationship. >> reporter: that was 18-year-old jordan powers last month. today, she has a didn't outlook on her love affair with the man who used to be her teacher. >> i told him we were over. >> reporter: he was arrested on friday, not for his relationship with jordan, but for allegedly
sexually assaulting a 17-year-old student more than a decade ago. >> i lost everything their this guy. i lost my senior year. to give up my friends in high school. for him not to tell me the truth. >> reporter: had you ever had any relationships with other students? >> never. there's not a single student that could come forward in 15 years and could say this happened. >> reporter: now, powers tells abc news long before police knocked on their door, hooker told her about their relationship, just not the extent of it. >> he told me he met her online. hung out with her. thn he went to her house, she came out of the bathroom naked. >> reporter: it's a pattern of alleged behavior that jordan's mother has waged war against. she's trying to pass a law to make ate felony for a public
school teacher to date a student in the school. >> i don't want another child, another family to be in this position. >> reporter: hooker pleaded not guilty, posted bail, and was spotted over the weekend riding his bike. >> he was like, i of you, i'm sorry. but i'm not believing a word he says now. >> reporter: powers has moved out and is wishing for payback. >> i do hope he pays his time for the 17-year-old girl and whoever else is out there. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> let's bring in our legal analyst, dan abrams and nancy grace in atlanta. i guess in some ways we shouldn't be so surprised. it surprised me that the police could bring the charges. >> a law passed in the mid 199 0s said when you're talking about substantial sexual contact with a child, you move forward
within a year of the time it's reported. and you have independent evidence to back up the alleged victim, you can move forward, even if the statute of limitations is expired. >> he'll still probably use it as a defense? >> he can try. he'll have to be able to show that one of those things isn't true. the prosecution has the burden of proof. >> nancy, what are the challenges facing the prosecution here? a woman now, coming forward, many years after the fact. >> well, you know what, george, that's not that uncommon. as matter of fact, in many, many jurisdictio jurisdictions, the statute of limitation toll in child molestation cases. >> it's suspended? >> they extend until the crime is reported. in some case, even remembered.
very often, children will block or suppress memories of child molestation or attacks on them. when those memories surface, they can then be prosecuted many, many years later. so this is really an extension of that type of statute. as to the challenges the prosecution will face? very few. the relationship with jordan powers will most likely come in as a similar transaction. when a jury hears there's at least two girls involved, i'm sure they're going to convict. my concern is, since he met this girl, the 17-year-old online, that there's a lot more victims out there. as i keep trying to tell you, dan and george, when you don't know a horse, look at his track record. >> george pointed out, as we were talking about before, i think it's a great point. he was probably lying about meeting her online in 1998. >> people weren't doing it back then. >> it was so uncommon to meet
someone online in 1998, he probably made that up, too. and jordan, remember, also concerned there are other girls out there now. jordan powers' mother deserves the credit. she made this go public, got all the attention for it that led this other now woman to come forward. >> nancy, jordan is still denying a sexual relationship with hooker before the age 18. i imagine the prosecutor will press that hard. >> that's for now. when she's under oath with a mother and a jury looking at her, her story may change. i spoke to the mother at length. she broke down and cried. mang if your child is out living with some 40-year-old man, and brai brain-washed. that's the reality she was dealing with every day. there was nothing under the law she could do.
the creep took out a tro against the girl's mother. >> that will be the big question here, is there other evidence to show that jordan had any sexual relationship with him before she was 18. she's still saying, right now. >> i don't like that, dan. >> but this is the law. >> that's my problem. because if you for instance have an armed robbery, you tell me, dan, hey, i was arm robbed. do i have to have corroboration under the law for that? no, in this case and a lot of sex cases, when a woman says i was raped or molested, the law requires corroboration. >> in this case, jordan herself is saying nothing happened. before she was 18. >> that's gonna change. you don't leave your wife and three children without having had sex. okay? >> let's see. let's wait and see. we don't know. >> nancy and dan, thank you very much.
let's get to sam with the weather. >> the one place that seems to have taken winter for all of us. anchora anchorage, alaska. 134 inches plus for the year. the snowiest season ever for anchorage. you may say, it's alaska, they deserve it, they can get through it, get used to it, but that's an awful lot of snow even for them. here's a cold blast. the temperatures won't last that long. boston, 47 on wednesday. early morning the worst, you'll come back in the afternoon. there's a constantly spinning cold system into the northwest. the west coast gets more rain.
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now to janet jackson's new look. she once again looks like she's in control, after dropping pounds on a new weight loss program. lara is back, looking fantastic yourself from a little vacation. >> i caught the control thing. don't think it slimmed by. good morning, everybody. this is not the first time we have seen janet transform her body. in 2011 in a tell-all, she called herself an emotional eater with serious body image issues. today, the 45-year-old star says she has a new strategy to stay healthy. ♪ i tell you mama i tell your friends ♪ >> reporter: she's famous for the voice. those moves. and for her ongoing struggle with her weight. from her rock hard abs to her full-figured curves. >> in is what success looks like. >> reporter: now in a new commercial for the weight loss
program, nutrisystem, she's revealing her trimmed and toned figure. >> i lost the pounds i wanted. you can, too. >> reporter: this is not the first time her dramatic weight loss has been in the spotlight. the pop icon who flaunted her famous body in videos and magazines, has had a life long struggle in food. as producers on "good times" told her she needed to lose weight at age 11. at her heaviest, 180 pounds on her 5'4" frame. last december, she told juju chang that when she was this top form, she still wnt wasn'ts a peace with her body. >> i didn't like it. we always find problems. i could easily pick myself apart. that's what i would do. >> reporter: but today, she
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here's "the play of the day." >> oh, how i missed your "play of the day." >> how badly? >> i can't put into words. tons. >> we're going to go to dog, we all. except for sam. >> why, what did he do? >> got in over his head. look at mom to the rescue. >> aw. >> when puppy couldn't quite make it, look what mom does. going the extra mile, only as moms do. >> you're kidding me. >> huh uh. huh uh. [ applause ] >> that's incredible. >> sam did appreciate it. coming up, carly rae jepsen.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] i love this song. good morning, america. hope everyone had a beautiful holiday weekend. and looking at this. justin bieber says carly rae jepson's call me maybe, probablily the catch which iest song he's ever heard. he and his friends made their own video to it. as you can see. now carly is being called the next big thing. she's here live in the studio. >> wow. >> so cute. >> she is. also here today, jenna talackova. the beauty queen. born as a boy. fought to be in a beauty
pageant. this is her first live television interview. and the ballroom drama. what is going on over at that "dancing with the stars"? jaleel white taking on allegation being leveled at him rite how to. cameron mathison doing the asking about the real-life family matters that have everyone dancing. >> i brought back a little key lime pie. >> i want to' it. >> from key west. put your plate down. remember kermit. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> i started with a maple reduction. >> another classic line from last week. >> i demand a recount is in order. >> i do, too. >> i loved your egg sandwich. a lot of people wondering about that. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> this is just burning him up. >> i was reducing maple all weekend. >> can we talk about the pie here? >> get to the news. i'll serve up the pie.
a major headline about autism. turns out a mother's weight may play a role. a new study finds that women who are obese before pregnancy are 60% more likely to have women with autism. one-third of american women of childbearing years is obese. roommates jake england and anl vin watts are accused of shooting five black people in oklahoma over the weekend. it could be a rough day for your money on wall street. stocks sharply lowther morning as investors react for the first time to friday's discouraging jobs report. far fewer jobs were created last month than economists had expected. the race son to save nine men trapped underground in peru. heavy equipment is being asked for because volunteer rescuers
only have hand tools to get the 650 feet down. the men are receiving oxygen and water through a pipe. rick santorum has suspended his campaign today to be with his daughter, bella, who is back in the hospital. she suffers from a rare genetic condition. newt gingrich now reveals that mitt romney is far and away the likely republican nominee. and airlines are getting creative in rewarding frequent flyer miles. turns out, for less than 15,000 miles, american airlines offers a beer-tasting tour of brussels. all you need is 13,000 points, sam, on air baltic to win a dog-sledding adventure this latvia. air canada, 177,000 points. >> you win george clooney? >> you win a vest signed by him.
turns out, by the way, you can get all of that for far less money if you just buy it. >> not george clooney. >> he's wheels up. >> this is true. i wanted to race through that. >> lara has to do pop news. i've had plenty of the pie since last week. >> why, i would love to. >> i will wait. >> get right to it. good morning to you all, thanks for the pi. hello, let's do "pop news." who saw sofia vergara kill it on "snl "? she showed us how to do it right? her spot-on portrayal of fran drescher. look at this one. >> how are you? >> wow, your voice is really loud. >> i know. the guy from the nanny used to call me the bull horn.
it was said with anger. >> she summed up her evening saying, forgive me if you don't understand what i say. i forgive you for staring at my chest all night. >> moving right along. wow. >> her words. very funny. good news for fans of keith urban. the risky surgery he had a few months ago to remove a polyp from his vocal cords may make his singi ining better. thousands of fans will get to hear the results on tuesday at his charity ben visit concert in nashville. one of your favorites. who here likes a woman with a short hair cut. no one rox it like roberts. >> i'm contract actually obligated to say yes. >> tell me how you think anne
hathaway looks. she was spotted with a supersassy cut. we believe the look is for her upcoming role in the film version of "les miz." she does not load happy there, does she? >> the camera up in the face. >> i think she looks fabulous. she also may not be happy that she had to cut her calorie intake to get to the role's size. >> so she can't have key lime pie. >> down to 500 calories a dade. >> what? >> she has to play a starving vaktry worker. >> i can't wait until that movie. >> just because you're royalty, doesn't mean you have an unlimited bank account. the personal travel budget is reportedly quite small. her parents treated the couple to a week skiing. mom and dad brought along pippa and her boyfriend. all look like they can ski well.
oh, wow, nicely done. i wonder, and i think you'll understand why, if any of them can helicopter. i really do. i wonder. okay, it was the only way i could figure out how to get this in. >> where are you going with that? >> this video from youtube has gone viral. i really wanted to use it. >> that dog wants off of there so badly. please, make this stop. >> excellent. >> you really liked the pie. >> i'm waiting. >> are we going to pretent that the royals have a travel budget? >> that's what i hear? >> we'll find out when we go for the jubilee. >> how about weather, sam? >> good morning, everybody. good morning, guys. somebody has a sweet 16. who's got one? >> she does. >> who is that? >> alex. >> she's your -- >> cousin. >> she lives in? what are you going to do today?
>> shop and have fun. >> give me a little kiss here on the cheek. thank you, alex. thank you very much. one or two things we want to talk about this morning. one of the two things we want to point out. strong gusty winds from the great lakes to the northeast. many areas like this, new jersey, fires will burn in the strong-ploeing wind. two areas of low pressure kicked off the storms. keep an eye on the winds as the temperatures are cooler than normal.
>> how did this happen? how did i find this sign? josh, i don't see an i love josh sign anywhere. that is so -- josh, it's lonely and sad for you. >> oh. >> awe. >> it's amazing to thing you just gravitated toward those signs, sam. we'll find some for you coming up, josh. >> no, you won't. we have confessions. from the dance floor. jaleel white setting the record straight this morning. and the story that stunned the international pageant world. now this blonde beauty queen, born a boy, is speaking out in her first live tv interview right here. plus, justin bieber's favorite new singer. why she has the superstar
singing her praises. we'll talk to her. wait, what's this? what am i seeing? i love josh? >> welcome back. mwah. >> i knew we would find one of those signs. [ sniffs ] bacon?! gotta get that bacon! bacon?! bacon! smokey bacon, meaty bacon, tasty bacon! bacon? ohh, la, la... oh, i say, is that bacon?! oh, good heavens! bacon! bacon! bacon! bacon! who wants a beggin' strip? meee! i'd get it myself but i don't have thumbs! yum, yum, yum, yum, yum... it's bacon!!! mmm i love you, i love bacon. i love you. i love bacon. i love you. beggin' strips! there's no time like beggin' time. and check out beggin' thick cut. i'm gonna need a bigger mouth! eveverything. beggin' thick cut. but why energy? we've got over 100 years worth. is it safe to get it? but what, so we should go broke with imports? look, i'm just saying.
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give and a blowup with partner kym johnson. >> i spoke with him. e caught up with him as he prepared to dance the tango tonight to talk about the awe bus allegations and his relationship with his partner kym. learning tonight's tango can be tough. >> did i do that? >> reporter: for this star famous for his "family matters" character. he's compelled to defend his own character. he denies recent accusations that a few years ago, there was a problem. the reported blowup between you and kym johnson. can you understand where people might be saying, where there's smoke, there's got to be fire? >> yes and no. yes, because it's the internet. it works so fast. these are not allegations that are new. i went through a child custody
situation if 2010. wildly, i end up on "dancing with the stars," and the ex, who i have been coparenting with for two years in peace, has a conversation with "star" magazine. i have to leave that to the courts. >> reporter: in some time, you have to take ownership for your part in things. what is your part in this? >> what is my part in all of this? that's a good question. um -- i can't really say. i'm serious. i can't really say, man. i just -- i think my part in all of this is the fact of the matter that i'm everywhere. i had a relationship two years ago that i had to get out of. i have a beautiful daughter out of it. that's the story. >> reporter: reports of him fighting with kym johnson are overblown. he's lost 12 pounds but not his
appetite. he's shy about his six-pack abs. >> there's like a 12-pack there. . >> reporter: the results of the eight-minute abwork outevery day. on this day, they splurged. >> chicken sate. >> reporter: your favorite splurg? >> cupkax. red velvet. >> oh, my goodness. it's got my name on it. >> reporter: it's kym's sweet treat and tweet. we know i'm not so handy in the kitchen. thanks for the grueling rehearsals, jaleel is down 12 pounds. he can barely keep his pants up. >> amazing to see the six pack. >> eight-minute abroutine every
rehearsal. >> you never know. good you got him opening up about that. people are wondering. all the action tonight, "dancing with the stars," 8:00, 7:00 central. go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! to see more. now in the story behind the fire storm that rocked the miss universe pageant. jenna talackova was kicked out of the pageant because she was born a boy. she's here with her attorney, gloria allred. the story has exploded. you couldn't have been ready for that. >> you're never trained for that. i've been handling it quite well. >> what -- what is it like, though, to all of a sunday, be seen not just as a contestant,
for miss universe, you'll be competing in may. but as a spokesperson for the transgender community. >> i never asked to be an advocate. i think the creator put it on my lap. i'm hearing stories from people that i've inspired them. it makes it so worth it. >> it's got be something you welcome because you know you'll help a lot of people maybe struggling in the shadow. >> exactly. >> how have your fellow contestants been treating you? are they encouraging you? have they been nice? anything happening behind the scenes? >> i'm surrounded by amazing ladies in the competition and as soon as i was disqualified, i was getting text messages and e-mails from them letting me know that they believe in equality and that they wnt me to compete. >> that's something. miss universe can be a cut throat competition. >> it is. but we work together. we've been training for eight
months together. we have become close. >> take us back to your young life. you said you knew from the beginning, as soon as you were conscious, that you were meant to be a woman. but in school, you had to face a fair amount of bullying and trouble. >> that's right. i think it's just -- it builds character. people don't understand, what it is i'm going through and so they'll judge. as soon as anybody knows me or becomes my friend, they -- fall in love. >> you have a boyfriend now. >> yeah, i do. for 2 1/2 years. we have been great. he's so supportive. >> how does that work in the beginning. when you meet someone is it something you talk about right away? over time? >> i think we had to get to know each other first as friends for awhile. i had to let him know and he was very supportive.
very accepting. he cease me for who i am. >> you want to are children? one day? >> i want to have two. >> gloria, you and donald trump have been having a bit of a war of words. here's what he had to say. >> i didn't know that she had a lawyer. and especially gloria allred. had i known it was her, i probably wouldn't have reinstated her. she's easy to beat. >> shea had a rule that the person that was a contestant had to be naturally born female. she made the finals before they decide td, uh-oh, we have the rule, we're going to disqualify her. they did. that is a discriminatory rule. we wanted donald trump to step up and be a leader in the battle
for equality. eliminate this rule. and we're happy now that he's conceded. that that rule does violate the laws of canada and of the united states and now, george, we want him to eliminate that rule for the entire world. for anywhere that miss universe competition is being held, we don't want that rule to apply because we want everyone to be judged not on how they were at birth. but for the beautiful young women they are today and judge them on their merits. that's all we ask. >> and a victory in may would send that victory loud and clear. >> she's already won the victory. she's won the right to be back in and eliminate that rule in the united states and canada. >> good luck. thanks for sharing your story. justin bieber tweeted it was possiblily the catchiest song he's ever heard.
now carly jepsen's "call me maybe" is a big hit. first, her journey from aspiring singer to global phenomenon. ♪ hey, i just met you and this is crazy ♪ >> reporter: it's the song that's crazy catchy. and carly rae jepsen's "call me maybe" has the entire world singing along. she's dominating the american air waves, thanks, in part, to this video. ♪ here's my number so call me maybe ♪ >> reporter: yep, that's the biebs, an his pals, celiselena z and ashley tisdale. call me maybe has 18 million youtube hits. it's topped the charts in half a dozen countries, making her a bona fide top star. that's got us calling for more. ♪ so call me maybe
>> well, here she is now the talk about her brakeout success, music sensation carly rae jepsen. welcome. >> thank you for having me. >> you were well on your way. the canadian version of "idol." did well. >> third. >> a lot of good people have come from third. you released an album. a couple of golds and platinums. then comes justin bieber. fellow canadian. what happened? >> he came home for christmas when my song was on the radio. he heard the song, liked it, offered support to help me spread it worldwide. ? how does he do that? does he reach you by the beebs phone like the bat phone? >> he tweeted, this song is catchy. it snowballed. i was touring canada with the band hanson at the time and i
got a call from my manager saying, seems like scooter and justin with serious about this. they want to have you for your first official signing. it was hard to believe. amazing. >> he's got a lot of, how many is it 13 million followers? >> it's insane. >> on twitter. and then he -- went so far as to make a music video with the song with just a little help. selena gomez, ashley tisdale. >> no big deal. >> when you saw that and heard the reaction, so many downloads and views, what were you thinking? >> that was the moment it sunk in for me. there was a month of negotiating. i wouldn't talk about it with friends or family yet. the moment i saw that video on facebook, i was like, that boy looks a lot like justin bieber. at the end, i was like, i think they mean it.
they're really going help. this is a dream come true for me. it's something i have been working on forever. >> it's the sally field moment, they like me, they really like me. >> it was more of the fact that i felt like they were honest about wanting to support it and do what they could to push the music. >> everybody around here is singing it. it is catchy. what is the back story? >> i have give credit to two friends, josh and tavish. it started as a little folky thing on tour. we brought to it josh and he helped us make it pop. >> sit about a boyfriend? >> have i ever asked a guy for his number, you mean? um, no. >> we'll talk more.
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city? >> they don't know what's happening. will you explain? >> i can't. >> later on you will. >> and i hear mickey and minnie are here, too. in the meantime, one of the hottest tickets on broadway, it's called "magic bird." one of the greatest rivalries and friendships. i'm going to make my move and come on over here to magic. magic johnson. oh, sit wonderful to -- please, please, i'm so proud of you. >> thank you. >> and happy for you. and opening night is wednesday for this big play. are you ready for it? >> i'm ready. i think larry and i are both very excited. we have had 20 shows reviewed. sold out. they're doing -- it's amazing that women are so happy because they get to bring their kids and their husbands finally want to
go to the theater. it's been great. a lot of guys are coming, showing up with their jerseys on and they're bringing their sons because they want -- they lived through the moments of larry bird and magic johnson. they want their son to understand their hero or both heroes and so it's really great. and kids are really just blown away. and the nba has done a wonderful job of a big screen and showing some of the footage of when we played. and the actors are amazing. tony and fran, the produce ir, have done a wonderful job. >> i hear in previews, you're getting standing ovations. let's talk about your friendship with larry bird and how that came asht, because early on it was frosty. >> you livid through that. you know both of us. it was -- it was tough because we had to hate each other to beat each other. and i wanted to tell larry,
larry, really, sometimes your rival can make you a better player. lar ray made me a better player. a better man. and when you can think about the two storied franchises, the celtics and the lakers, we had to hate each other. even if we didn't want to, because of they played in the championship so many times against each other. >> such history. his mom, his mama, is really the one that helped bring you together when you went there to french slick. >> we had to shoot a commercial, a converse commercial. and when we broke for lunch, i was going to my trailer. and larry said, no, we're eating at my house. i said, wait a minute. i'm going up to your house? and so we got up on the house, his mother made me feel so good. we were two midwest guys, grew up poor. we grew up the same way. and we loved our family.
and she just hugged me and she told me i was her favorite player. >> even with her son right there? and i love it because she treated you as earvin, not magic. >> and never said magic. said earvin. >> we go back a long way. i will forever remember being at espn in the news room when the news broke and you had your press conference, november 1991, announcing to the world that you were hiv positive. you said in many ways, that time and your battle and journey has been a blessing to those who are following in your footsteps and a curse. what did you mean? >> i mean i've been a blessing to bring attention to hiv and aids. driving people to get tested. and but a curse because now people feel that if they get hiv, they can live a long and healthy life like i have. the virus acts different in all
of us. so we must continue to understand that just because i'm doing well, you may not do well. so -- look, when i first announced 20 years ago, it was only one drug. now there's 30. yes, so early detection is good for you. at the same time, we still have to have safe sex. we must educate people about sex and hiv. i'm hoping that we haven't become complacent just because i'm doing well. >> well put. how you -- what you have done, your family. who network you have going on. where is josh elliott? he's a big dodgers fan. big dodgers fan. you're on the brink of being an owner of the los angeles dodgers. >> thank you for that. >> you're welcome. >> i got you a present. this is the first hat i signed. you know i had 20 give you the dodger hat. you know. >> thank you. >> i got to take care of my
girl. because you know, you and i go way back. >> we do. >> we're good friends. i said, okay, let me put this to robin who i love and 32. the dodgers. >> i love it. good luck with that, magic. josh is eyeing it. my best to cookie. love her jeans. i wear them all the time. >> i will tell her you said hello. >> we got magic and bird opening wednesday. >> come see the play. >> sam. >> you just got back from vacation? >> a superstar. magic in the house. what he's doing for hiv education is incredible. let's get to the boards. one or two things you need to know. is this monday? already it feels like tuesday or wednesday. it's probably still monday. i love this one. big white fish lake, michigan. love it. the splash of water. that's gorgeous. here's what's going on in the
northwest. after a beautiful weekend, temperatures comfortably mild, back into a storm pattern. by the time we get into 24, 36 hours from now. watch the storms fire up in the hot pink and red. you're likely to see strong >> all that weather was brought to you by sears. some people are just i don't know. they just give you the you know, the buzz. and magic is one of them. >> he is one of them. >> you were trying to do the weather. we were over there, trying to take pictures with him.
he's traveled 662,000 miles around the globe, 26 times, to show you a world of food. on the emmy winning show, "knno reservations." he's joining us now. i want to ask you about the simmering feud, i guess you could say, between you and paula deen. she said when she revealed diabetes, that you were very, very cruel and i want to get your response to her response. >> this is in the about diabetes. it's a terrible illness that is epidemic in the country. this is not about -- there's a lot to admire about paula deen and her life. i think the cynical decision to on one hand, sell people, her brand is excess without guilt and was for many years. to know all along in a very personal way, what this could and might very well lead to and then turn around and roll out a
$500 a month diabetes treatment, i find it in excruciatingly bad taste. i think it's unconcionable. how much money do you need? >> okay, let's leave it there. you go to ever corner of the globe, it includes mozambique this season. >> people who have very little money who have been through times of real difficulty, who don't have a lot of time, can make incredible food. beautiful country, tragic history, good people and really great food. >> and apareparently a great hangover cure. >> the people know, when they have a hangover, they always come for clams. we take the medium ones or the big once. normally, they open better than the small ones. >> you buy your fish here? go back there and make
restaurant. >> they cook it for us. >> okay, where else are you headed? >> kansas city, baja, burgundy. italy. israel. >> emilia romana in italy. we get into this league. however. >> great show in kansas city. one of the barbecue capitals in the world. these are two of the rest representations of the barbecue in kansas city. >> who am i doing now? >> jack's stack. they do everything well. successful. lovedly locals. i think the beef short rib. the big, "flintstones" size thing. i'm talking about paula deen and this is huge. eat in moderation. the beef rib, the barbecued
♪ new york concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ we're back here in times square to discover who you picked to be our member hi makers. the people that inspired you the most. some of them are here with us right now. they don't know exactly what is going on. time to bring them in on the surprise. >> time to let them in on this. the win rers here. nondra and chrissy. come on over here. dave, would you come over, too. and one more. marcus. come on over here. >> can i bring my mom?
>> sure. we're happy to tell you you're all winners of the disney memorymakers contest. we want to share your inspiring stories that moved us all so much. ♪ >> they are my two little angels. >> our first winners, the best sisters of medford, new york. five years ago, they saved their mother's life. karen had fainted behind the wheel of her tahoe. a giant suv. but her daughters, 7 and 10, took action. >> for a 10-year-old to navigate this is unbelievable. incredible. i think a miracle. >> with mom slumped over in the seat next to them, the girls jumped into action. nondra jumped behind the wheel. and chrissy helped her dive, a mile and a half, to the nearest hospital.
the mom was diagnosed with a heart condition. >> what they did showed the acts of bravery, heroism and love. winner number two, dave of north dakota. kayla joe wrote in about her step father, dave. who in his mid-20s returned from afghanistan and walked into her family's life. he made o >> he made our family. we went from a mother and three kids to a family. >> the children say step dad dave became their true father and the missing piece of their family puzzle. when their mom married dave, they married him as a group. >> i've gotten compliments,
you're just like your father. i was raised because he's dad. our final winner, a true inspiration, as beautiful as the mountain that overlooks the town where the last story happened. ranier, washington. last spring, chelsea who has down syndrome asked a fellow senior to be her prom date. she was rejected. >> she wanted to have a date to a prom because she had never had a date. before. >> something beautiful happened. a young he roe knocked on her door. 17-year-old marcus had a question. >> did you read it? >>chelsea, will you go to the prom with me? yes. thank you. >> her prom night would be one to remember. >> he made her feel like cinderella that night. when they walked out to the car, i truly, truly don't believe her feet touched the ground.
>> it was a special moment in my entire life. >> it's been almost a year. he still touches my heart. people don't do this. to do it for my girl is just incredible. >> one kid made a difference in my daughter's life. he just deserves so let the world see what an amazing, amazing young man he is. >> i think it's easy to see why they're our memory makers. >> i'll say. >> each of you so inspiring. you're killing me over here. so many submissions. we wanted to have our -- well, the biggest memory makers of all tell us what your surprise is. come on in. where are you? i'm sure you might be able to guess, but each of you will get an all-expenses paid trip to a disney park. thank you so much for all you have done for everybody. >> that is so great.
marcus, come here. i have got talk to you. amazing. the surprises are not over just yet. we want to bring out one more surprise, chelsea. there's your prom date. >> hey. oh, my gosh. this is crazy. >> it's great. >> we loved hearing that story so much. we loved every bit of it. tell us about the prom. how great was it? >> i had a blast. i had so much fun. it's a memory i'll hold on to for a long time. >> you still have the smile from the prom. >> yes. >> it was a womnderful night. i want the world to know that there's people out there that can do good things if they just follow through. people think about doing nice
things. but -- for marcus to think about chelsea and then to come with the poster and make her night so special. she deserves the world. >> we're so glad you made her so happy. we hope you enjoy your trip as well. >> we want to talk to dave. were you shocked by your step daughter's submission? >> just a little bit, yeah. >> she said you put the pieces together of her family. now your family. how does that make you feel? >> um -- pretty proud of my kids, i think. >> we're proud of you. we're proud of you. >> how about these two, driving experts. you saved your mother's life. you're going to a place you don't need to drive. you'll be on the monorail. >> they seemed surprised by their own story. >> my mom said this was for the long island advice guru. that's why we made the poster.
good morning i'm kristen sze. spring break is over for california lawmakers who face tough decisions when they recon fine today. the legislation will -- decide whether to make deeper cuts and reform the pension system. governor brown is expected to ask lawmakers to approve more than two billion dollars for high speed rail. >> meteorologist lisa argen is here. >> cloudy north bay 50 in the city increasing clouds, sunny east bay and south bay, partly sunny there with a few light showers perhaps later today in sonoma county, rainy and cooler tuesday, mild today. couple hot spots first fortola valley downed live wires in the road. hard commute westbound 580 into livermore.