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bottom of the hour now. welcome back, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >> thanks for starting your morning with us. five stories you should know. number one, lance armstrong, the "usa today" sports reporter brent schrotenboer says lance
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armstrong is ready to admit his doping scandal. the paper saying he'll come clean with oprah winfrey monday. in the past, he has strongly denied using any performance-enhancing drugs. but overwhelming evidence from anti-drug agencies has cost him millions of dollars in endorsements. he's also been stripped of his seven tour de france titles. chavez missed his own inauguration on thursday, though the supreme court said he could be sworn into his third term at a later time. the 58-year-old hasn't been heard from since he went to havana a month ago for cancer surgery. government officials said he suffered a severe lung infection after the operation. there was no firm evidence that chavez is even conscious. number three, the deadly flu outbreak. the cdc is now reporting that two more children died. that brings the total of deaths this season up to 20. officials also say that number -- the number of reported
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u.s. cases has decreased, especially in the south, but it's too soon to tell if the season has peaked. >> and number four, bp has settled with as many as 100,000 plaintiffs who claimed they were sick or hurt by the 2010 gulf oil spill disaster. residents who live near the spill zone, a spokesman says bp is, quote, pleased with the settlement. one of hollywood's most iconic movie theaters is getting a new name. grauman's will be called tcl chinese theater. that's thanks to a multimillion dollar deal with the chinese electronics firm. the cultural landmark first opened in the summer of 1927. the fda is recommending new guidelines for women who take the sleeping drug ambien. coming after years of complaints of people still feeling drowsy the morning after taking the medication and in some cases getting into car accidents. you might recall ambien was
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found in keri kennedy's system last july. so what do these new guidelines recommend then? >> well, it's a recommendation, and what we're trying to do is make sure that women who metabolize the medication slower than men don't take the medicine and get up in the morning and go get in a car. it's not uncommon to do this, but the recommendations are coming out now, many of the people practicing clinically have known this for years. >> if we do metabolize slower than men, what are some of the side effects for women who have taken too much for their body weight. >> it's a great medicine to induce sleep, but not a great medicine at keeping you at sleep. the general recommendations are that you take it for a two to six-week period. you really want to modify the behavior whatever is causing the
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insomnia, probably the first line of therapy. and you're using it to simply assist people in getting rest until you get to the bottom of what the real cause of their insomnia is. >> and from what i understand, part of this drug is that people who take it may not even know that they're drowsy. have you actually encountered patients with this type of problem and other problems related to ambien? >> it's a very common drug, a great medication to induce sleep. the problem is, it's really rapid onset. there'll be people even fall asleep at the dinner table. so what we recommend is they actually get dressed, get into bed, take the medicine because it's about a 15-minute onset. only lasts two to three hours and that's one of the problems with it. there's a c.r. formulation that many people take that has a longer ability to keep them asleep, but and the other problems with ambien is you can get sleep walking, amnesia, headaches with it. it has like all medications some
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very common side effects, but it's also very effective at getting them to sleep. >> so you say it only lasts two or three hours but stays in the system, that's the issue. >> that's exactly right. >> got it. does this announcement surprise you? isn't it somewhat long overdue? people have been using it for years. >> right. it doesn't surprise me. i don't think it surprises many people that practice clinically. all of these drugs sedative hypnotics have a hangover effect. and it's not uncommon for us when we're prescribing medications like this to tell people they have to function the next day, move the dosing up. >> so in addition to ambien because people try other medications to sleep, what else should we be concerned about? what other drugs? >> well, ambien in classical, but any of the more typical drugs people have heard of adovan, valium, all of these drugs can help sleep, but they're not encouraged long-term because of the addictive
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potential. and that's one of the advantages that people liked about ambien, it has a lower risk of addiction, but it's not zero. and even so, you don't want them taking it more than three or four times a week as needed. >> dr. jeffrey oyler. thank you very much. great advice, appreciate it. >> thank you. and here is what's coming up. >> they're the men behind "chicago," "hairspray," and now hollywood's biggest night. our exclusive interview with the producers of the oscars. [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. i just served my mother-in-law your chicken noodle soup but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. for their annual football trip. that's double miles you can actually use.
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the movie "lincoln" received 12 oscar nominations. that's right. yeah. yeah. you know what that means? sequel, huh? "lincoln 2," the lincolning. >> yeah. >> "lincoln 2: breaking dawn." >>" lincoln at abe's."
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>> well, you may have heard the nominations are in for the 85th academy awards. and now it's time to put the best of the best together in one amazing award ceremony. and that job belongs to two men, a producing team that has spent years planning this ceremony. now our nadya bilchik spoke about their plans. >> this is your first time producing the oscars. but you've been preparing for this for years. tell me about that. >> well, you know, it's -- we produced a movie a couple of years ago called "the bucket list" which turned into that nice little hit. and we for the past decade or so have wanted to be doing this show. and when we got the job, we said this has always been on our bucket list. >> and you've had a vision for how you would produce the oscars for so long. so far, is it turning out the way you hoped?
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>> yeah, i would say that what's interesting about it is neil and i have played this fantasy game for the last five, six, seven, eight years saying what if? what if they called and they said would you like to produce the oscars? and then you sort of say, what we would do. and we started coming up with ideas and pitching ideas to each other about what we'd do if we had the opportunity. and then, of course, after a while you sort of give up on that because you think they're never going to call. >> and who called? >> we got a call from hawk koch who is president of the motion picture academy. and he asked us if we would like to produce the oscars. and of course, it's the call that you wait for your entire life if that's something you p want to do. so it took barely a second for us to respond that it's a great honor and it's -- and yes, you know. we really, really were kind of preparing for this for many, many years.
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>> on your bucket list. so where are you drawing your inspiration? does a lot depend on who the nominees are? >> well, for us, it doesn't actually. because i know that other producers have waited for the nominations and then created their show around the pictures and the actors who were nominated. we haven't done that. this year what we did was we created the show based on the show that we wanted to see. so we started off by creating an entire entity of entertainment and then the nominations fit into our segments of entertainment. >> so it's going to be a very different awards ceremony. >> well, you know, especially with our choice of seth m macfarland to host. he's not as well known as previous oscar hosts, but he has such a vast well of talent that
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we will make great use of. not only is he hysterically funny, a terrific writer, does impressions, does great voices, but he's an incredible song and dance man too. he had an album out last year and was nominated for a grammy for it. so he's a great musical artist and he also has a respect for the legacy of what the oscars are, for acting, and he's just a tremendous all around guy. >> so let's hear a little from seth when he was actually calling out the nominations. >> i'm seth macfarland, the host of the oscars. if you don't know who i am, just pretend i'm donny osmond. these are five people who are the very best at sitting in a chair watching other people make a movie. congratulations you five ladies no longer have to pretend to be attracted to harvey weinstein. that means the writers copied stuff from microsoft word and pasted it into final draft.
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>> so have you started working with seth yet? >> oh, we've been working with him since the -- since september. we work with him several times a week, just about every day, actually. >> how much collaboration. do the three of you get together and work on what his jokes are going to be, his comments. how much from the two of you, how much from him? how much other writers? >> well, seth is in charge of his sections of the show. his hosting sections and has this team of writers writing his material for that. we have input into that, of course. but neil and i are creating the entire show around seth. so we have created entertainment pods of different sections of the show that are unique for this particular oscar show that are different from other oscar shows. >> and we know there's going to be a tribute to the james bond franchise. can you give us the scoop? >> that's correct. >> what else can we expect to see? >> i think, you know, i think if
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you look at the dna of what we've produced previously, you can see that there's a great deal of music that has kind of come forth in our work. and you could probably expect there to be a lot more entertainment. >> well, neil maran and craig zatan, i hope you get to fulfill your entire bucket list. thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you. >> thank you. thanks for inviting us. >> very nice. >> watch the show. >> it's going to be a great show. all right, work of art or ghastly? find us on twitter and tell us what you think of this new portrait of kate middleton. it is drawing a lot of criticism.
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welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." have you heard about this new portrait or seen the new portrait o." . welcome back to "cnn saturday morning." have you heard about this newport rat or even seen the newport rat of kate middleton? take a look here. the painting by paul emsley was unveiled at the national port rate gallery. what do you think? >> i think it makes her a litlo little old. >> she has this like great energy about her and this beautiful smile. >> yeah. >> and in the picture her lips are kind of -- they're tight. they're together. her mouth is clenched. you said she looks old. there's a little bit of silver in her hair. >> yeah. >> it just doesn't even look like her. >> i think what this artist misses is the light, the light that when you see her with people and you see her at these sporting events and with the royal family, she has this light. >> yeah.
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>> and you can pick -- oh, that's kate middleton. but she looks really, really tired. but this artist, paul emsley, has a photographic style. this misses it. >> i saw one comment that somebody had written was she looks like she's someone out of a twilight movie. >> she does. >> so not kate middleton. it is unfortunate. but everybody has their own opinion. how about this? it is official. you can now use your smart phone everywhere. you're already using it on a plane, in the car, at the gym, dinner table. how about using the phone in the shower? really. dan simon has been on gadget overload all week at the consumer electronics show in las vegas. here is some of the coolest things he found. watch. >> reporter: first up, the water-safe iphone. liquipel has a special coating that makes any phone or tablet
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immune to the effects of h2a. this is from brookstone. the pillow has speakers inside. if you're listening to the tv, watching whatever show and movie you've got on, you can watch it without disturbing the person lying next to you. >> a good father's day present, may even save a few marriages. the electronic utensil lets you know if you're eating too fast. >> it will light up or buzz or tell you to slow down. >> you'll have a gentle vibration. >> reporter: at $99, it's being called the world's first smart fork. ultra hd tv, the headliner at this year's consumer electronics show. >> it's four times the resolutionative traditional hg tv which means you can have a bigger tv, you can sit closer to that tv and it will be much, much, much cloerer. >> reporter: they are, in fact, stunning. content, though, is limited.
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time now to take a look at the top cnn trends on the web this morning. do not pass go. do not collect 200. your favorite monopoly piece could be forced to go to jail forever if you don't vote for it. >> hasbro, the maker of the board game, is replacing one of the tokens with one that is, quote, more representative of today's monopoly players. and it wants fans to vote on facebook for the piece they want to save. voting ends. >> i like to save all of them except the thimble. >> i would save the dog. save the little dog. reportsative lion -- speaking of dogs, reports of a lion on the loose in norfolk, virginia, turned out to be slightly exaggerated. some people called 911 to report a lion roaming the streets.
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>> i would like to report a lion sighting. >> i just saw an animal that looked like a small lion, had the mane and everything. >> i just saw a baby lion on colley avenue and 50th street. >> there was a lion that ran across the street, a baby lion. >> oh, okay, where -- >> it was about the size of a labrador retriever. >> that last caller was on to something. the reason it was about the size of a labrador retriever, this lion is actually a labradoodle, a cross between a labrador and a poodle. we're told that charles the monarch is much better with kids than an actual lion. cute, though. >> so adorable. got to love the haircut. finally, the invisible man gets a mac


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