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Residents Talk School's Future; Countdown to Inauguration; Golden Night at Golden Globes; Active Shooter Training; Movie Controversy; The Golden Globe Gowns

Aired January 13, 2013 - 18:00   ET

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DREW GRIFFIN, CNN ANCHOR: You are in THE CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Drew Griffin, in for Don Lemon.

A political wound may be reopened in Egypt. Former President Hosni Mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. An Egyptian court overturned Mubarak's life sentence for his role in killing protesters. Mubarak supporters cheered in court when the decision came down.

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GRIFFIN: Mubarak will remain in custody until the new trial begins. His lawyers say his next court date, likely in April.

New allegations of gang rapes sparking outrage again in India. Police say seven men gang raped a woman this weekend. The victim, a 29-year- old woman, says she was riding a bus home Friday when she was attacked.

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VICTIM (through translator): They threatened me with a sharp edge weapon and did wrong things with me. They kept me confined al through the night and forced me to do what they wanted.

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GRIFFIN: Police arrested six men, searching for a seventh suspect now. It's a brutal reminder of a similar case just last month. A 23- year-old Indian woman died from injuries after she was gang raped on a bus.

This is Belfast in northern Ireland this weekend, protesters throwing bottles and rocks. The police answering with tear gas and water hoses. Tension between the city's British loyalists and Irish nationalists are at the highest in years. The government changed the rules to limit the flying of the British flag over the Belfast city hall to 18 days a year. That's what the protest is about.

Hundreds of thousands of people opposing same-sex marriage rallied in the streets of Paris today. France's president is pushing the plan to legalize same-sex marriage and adoptions for gay couples in France. It's facing strong opposition from the Roman Catholic Church and social conservative. The plan is expected to be voted on this coming February or March.

Former President George H.W. Bush may finally get to leave the hospital this week. The president shown on his birthday last June has been in the hospital since November 23rd for bronchitis and then what has been described a stubborn fever. A family spokesman says they are hopeful now that the president will be discharged and are still taking it a day at a time. His son, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said yesterday that his dad is expected to be released tomorrow.

Well, it's considered Hollywood's preview to the Oscars. Whoever wins big at this ceremony often comes home with an Academy Award later. A live look now at the crowds gathering for tonight's Golden Globes ceremony when foreign critics recognize the best film and television.

Up for best dramatic picture, "Argo", "Django Unchained," "Life of Pi," "Lincoln" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Nischelle Turner will be reporting live from the red carpet during this hour. It's been 30 days since that massacre at the elementary school in Connecticut and two days until the vice president makes public his ideas to put the breaks on gun violence. We are live in Newtown, Connecticut, in a minute.

But, first, listen to the voices today from lawmakers and gun rights lobbyists as the gun control conversation in this country gets louder.

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SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D), NEW YORK: I'm urging our country's major gun retailers like Walmart and Sports Authority to suspend sales of modern assault style weapons until Congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence.

DAVID KEENE, NRA PRESIDENT: When a president takes the power of his office, willing to spend political capital, you don't want to make predictions. You don't want to bet your house on the outcome.

But I would say the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assaults weapon ban through this Congress.

SEN. CHRIS MURPHY (D), CONNECTICUT: This community is still really grieving. You know, this is certainly about the families of the little boys and girls who are lost, but it's also about teachers and administrators and first responders who in the fury of the days and weeks after the shooting didn't understand how deeply this had affected them. This is going to take a long time even after that report comes out for the citizens to recover.

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GRIFFIN: And CNN's Susan Candiotti is in Newtown, Connecticut, right now.

Susan, today is the first day that town residents actually spoke about what should happen to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the actual building. What do people want there? SUSAN CANDIOTTI, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, you know, we heard so many different ideas tonight, Drew. But all of them were very touching and very heartfelt over the course of about an hour and a half. The first time there was a public forum on this subject. And included were a lot of people, believe it or not, who are parents of current Sandy Hook Elementary School students who, of course, are now, at least for now, going temporarily to another school.

But people had so many different opinions, including tearing the building down, rebuilding it and making it safer, putting a memorial there instead. Some of the parents said their children were too scared to go back. And others said their children can't wait to go back to Sandy Hook. And we spoke with some of the people who participated in this discussion.

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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: There are some people who feel very strongly, I could never go back. And there are other people who say, I will only go back. Time has a way of healing. And I'm wondering if maybe a few months later or a few weeks later, whether people might feel differently.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I miss Sandy Hook. A lot of students miss Sandy Hook. A lot of parents addressed that concern, that many, many students miss Sandy Hook. It's not the same. So, you know, they want to go -- a lot of people want to go back. I don't want to say for everyone, but a lot of students want to go back.

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CANDIOTTI: That includes his little sister, as a matter of fact. That young man was so close to what happened that day that he said that he could hear the gunshots.

Now, Drew, this is the first of many discussions they are going to be having on this subject. No decision is expected anytime soon. The next public forum takes place Friday -- Drew.

GRIFFIN: And there is some kind of press conference tomorrow, we understand, Susan, from a citizens group called Sandy Hook Promise.

What do you expect that group to say?

CANDIOTTI: Well, they'll be talking about what to do about gun control. And this is a group that is very strongly opinionated and would like to see more done, certainly. They'll also be talking about, they said, improvements to our national mental health care system and two improve security at schools.

Now, we don't know how many people this group will be speaking for or what the turnout will be. But it will be interesting to see exactly what they have to say.

GRIFFIN: Are they residents of Newtown, basically? CANDIOTTI: They are. This is a group that formed shortly after the terrible shooting occurred that claimed 27 victims. And they will be there to hold a news conference. They have been very pro-gun control.

But, again, how many people do they speak for? How many other voices might be there? Too early to say right now.

GRIFFIN: Susan Candiotti live in Newtown, Connecticut -- thanks, Susan.

And while people across the country are discussing what to do about gun violence, police in San Diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. It happened yesterday afternoon.

Police responded to a domestic disturbance call, had to chase the armed suspect into the crowded theater. We can say moviegoers were pouring out as the police were racing inside. An officer shot the suspect who survived but is in critical condition. Nobody else hurt there.

A weapon of an entirely different sort turned up in New York City a couple days ago. Take a look at this. It's a Revolutionary War cannon that was on public display in Central Park for more than 100 years.

Workers cleaning it on Friday realized it was loaded. There was a cannon ball in it. And live gun powder.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: This was an amazing surprise. It was there so many years. And people were sitting on it when it was a loaded cannon.

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GRIFFIN: The cleaning crew called a bomb squad who disarmed the cannon, and everyone breathe a sigh of relief. Police spokesman says in theory, the thing could have been fired all those years that it was on public display.

To Washington now, where it looked a lot like the real thing outside the Capitol building, but it was missing all the key players. A dress rehearsal for next week's inaugural ceremony. Here is CNN's Athena Jones.

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ATHENA JONES, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Hi, Drew.

Well, it was a busy day today, a full dress rehearsal for the big event a week and a day from now. We saw the pipe and drum practice, and the marching band, members of every branch of the military practicing marching in formation. We had stand-ins conducting the swearing-in ceremony, stand-ins for Vice President Biden and President Obama, as well as the first lady, and even two little girls standing in for Sasha and Malia Obama.

So, a big day here. You know, not as many people are expected this time around as four years ago, but still quite a crowd. We've talked to the Chamber of Commerce here. Listen to what they had to say.

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BARBARA LANG, PRES., WASHINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: What we are hearing is anywhere from 600,000 to 800,000 people coming into the city. You compare that to 2008-2009. The 2008 election, 2009 inauguration, it was almost 2 million.

Those of us in the business community would love to see 2 million people in our city. But, now, we're not looking anywhere near those numbers.

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JONES: So, there you hear it. Maybe not as many people as last time, but still hundreds of thousands of people. The good news is that there are still hotel rooms available, if you are willing to pay a large fee. The average price for a night is $600.

One more interesting thing to note is the actual official swearing in ceremony will take place next Sunday. That is the constitutionally mandated day for the swearing to take place. But the public ceremony will take place on Monday, that's a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day. It's only the second time inauguration has fallen on that holiday. The last time was back in 1997 for President Bill Clinton's second inaugural.

President Obama will use Martin Luther King's traveling Bible as well as the Bible that belonged to President Lincoln that's on loan from the Library of Congress -- Drew.

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GRIFFIN: Athena, thanks.

CNN, of course, your home for complete coverage of the inauguration. It all starts next Monday morning and we'll lead up to the official swearing in of President Obama on Monday for his second term, all the way through the official inaugural balls Monday night.

It is a Golden Globes first. Two of the funniest women in comedy hosting the show together. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are in control tonight, sort of.

We take you live to the red carpet. That's coming up next.

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GRIFFIN: You are taking a live look at the Golden Globes ceremony that's about to take place out in Los Angeles. The stars are beginning to gather there. It's considered the precursor to the Oscars but with a lot more champagne. Tonight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hands out top honors to the best in TV and in film.

CNN entertainment correspondent Nischelle Turner has a preview.

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AMY POEHLER, ACTRESS: It is going to be splendid.

TINA FEY, ACTRESS: Filled with surprises.

POEHLER: An extreme pageantry.

FEY: Slightly ghetto.

POEHLER: Drunken.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Tina Fey and Amy Poehler aren't just hosting an awards show. They're emceeing Hollywood's biggest party of the year.

Just ask anyone who attended in the past.

CHRISTIAN BALE, ACTOR: When I was there, people had a pretty good time.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It was fun. I mean, I went last year with all the ladies from "The Help." We drank a lot of champagne.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Maybe the Golden Globes, people want everyone drunk for some reason.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: It becomes a party to be able to just celebrate how hard it is to survive in the business.

TURNER: Surviving in the business is one thing. Being recognized for your work is another. And amidst the champagne and smooching, awards are actually handed out to some of the best in television and movies.

DANIEL DAY-LEWIS, ACTOR (As Abraham Lincoln): Now, now, now.

TURNER: Now appears to be the time for Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln". The period piece leads the way in the drama categories, with seven nominations, including best motion picture, best actor Daniel Day- Lewis, and supporting actress, Sally Field.

Joining "Lincoln" in the best picture drama race are "Argo", "Django Unchained", "Life of Pi" and "Zero Dark Thirty."

The musical "Les Miserable" and surprise hit "Silver Linings Playbook" headline the comedy or musical categories with a handful of nominations each, including best picture. Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway earned acting nods for "Les Mis." While Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper were nominated for "Silver Linings Playbook."

BRADLEY COOPER, ACTOR: It's wonderful, because especially a movie like this, where it's a word of mouth film.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's going to be extraordinary.

TURNER: "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel", "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen" round out the best picture in a musical or comedy category.

HBOs made-for-TV movie "Game Changer" and the most noms in a television field with five, while "Homeland" leads the drama race with four nominations, including best series, best actress, Claire Danes, and best actor, Damian Lewis.

DAMIAN LEWIS, ACTOR: Appreciate that.

TURNER: "Homeland" will battle it out with "Downton Abbey", "Breaking Bad", "Boardwalk Empire," and "The Newsroom" in the best drama series contest.

"Modern Family" has done well at the Globes. It won best TV series, musical or comedy last year and is nominated in the same category this year, as well as supporting acting nods for Eric Stonestreet and Sofia Vergara.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Interesting.

TURNER: A repeat for best comedy or musical could be tough for "Modern Family" as it faces stiff competition from "The Big Bang Theory", "Episodes," "Girls" and "Smash", in that category.

But come the day of the ceremony, everyone who gets to walk down the Globes red carpet is a winner. Just ask the hosts.

POEHLER: It's the greatest celebrity party-slash-award show in all of Hollywood.

FEY: Oh, boy.

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BROOKE BALDWIN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Oh, boy, oh boy, oh boy.

TURNER: Welcome to the red carpet.

First of all, I say welcome to the viewers. I have to say welcome to Brooke Baldwin because I'm so excited that you are here. I know you came and said you are a little nervous, because I'm kind of just a viewer. It's what's so great about it.

BALDWIN: I covered the Diamond Jubilee and political conventions. This is my first Hollywood red corporate. And let me just say, this is absolutely wild. I mean, seeing the celebrities winding down the red carpet, we have seen celebrities in shows that are doing really like "Smash". We have seen folks from "Newsroom" rolling through.

Who you're most excited seeing? TURNER: Well, I have a couple favorites. I have three favorite movies this year. That's "Argo", "Django Unchained" and "Silver Linings Playbook."

BALDWIN: "Silver Linings Playbook," indeed.

TURNER: David O. Russell is up for best screenplay tonight.

BALDWIN: Just over our shoulder. We're going to get him live on the red carpet.

TURNER: I'm ready.

BALDWIN: Golden Globes rolling on.

TURNER: Are you ready for this?

BALDWIN: I'm a little excited.

TURNER: We're going to have a little fun.

BALDWIN: Back in a moment.

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GRIFFIN: The Golden Globe awards are just hours away. And one of this year's darlings for the Hollywood foreign press is the film "Silver Linings Playbook".

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COOPER: You mean, me?

JENNIFER LAWRENCE, ACTRESS: Yes, you. Are you going to walk me home?

COOPER: You have poor social skills. You have a problem.

LAWRENCE: I have a problem?

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GRIFFIN: It's up for the best motion picture in a comedy or musical.

Let's go live to the awards event. It's in Beverly Hills. And that's where our Nischelle Turner and Brooke Baldwin are, with the director of "The Silver Linings Playbook."

Brooke, take it away.

TURNER: Drew, you know, you are interrupting our conversation with David Russell.

GRIFFIN: Well, I'm sorry.

(CROSSTALK) BALDWIN: David O. Russell, congratulations. "Silver Linings Playbook," best screenplay tonight. All kinds of nominations for the Oscars. We are at the Golden Globes, so lets' talk Golden Globes.

This was -- this was a labor of love for you.

DAVID O. RUSSELL, DIRECTOR, "SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK": Yes, it took five years to get written. I wrote it for my son who has mood disorders.

Sydney Pollack, the late director, gave it to me five years ago and said, how are you going to get the humor and heart break of it? And I said, I know because I've lived it.

BALDWIN: The hope.

RUSSELL: And the hope. The magic, ultimately. Because I had to give my son that message, or anybody who struggles in this way. So, I'm delighted that audiences are embracing it and the HFPA. And it's not just screenplay, it's also Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.

BALDWIN: They did all right.

RUSSELL: Yes, tonight. They are here tonight. And for picture, yes.

TURNER: I think it's what's kind of touched so many people about this movie, because so many families struggle with mental illness and these real issues in their own home. And they see this movie.

And I have to tell you, Bradley Cooper -- I just had an aunt who was diagnosed with bipolar. He nails this role. I mean, I sat there and I said I have lived this scene. I have been in this situation. It's so true to life.

RUSSELL: Dr. Oz was kind enough to embrace the picture and said that sometimes art can accomplish what man (ph) can't, because there's an everyday kind of mood disorder that isn't even diagnose at the time. We all deal with it, everybody -- sister, brother, father. You encounter it every day. And there's a stigma of silence to it.

I'm grateful to the author of the book and the film, because we can't remove some of that stigma and show people that they can be part of the world and it's also funny as hell, you know?

TURNER: It is.

BALDWIN: Here's my question, though, because you find -- you find this book, David, you find this book and you have these fabulous actors and actresses. But how do you know when you have the magic?

RUSSELL: Well, if it's coming from your heart, that's where it starts. When I started writing the script five years ago, I thought it would be a different scene altogether. And I didn't get to happen, I was very frustrated. It happened in God's time or movie time.

And then that was meant to happen because five years later, Jennifer Lawrence was out of high school and ready to be a woman in a movie. So, that's when the magic starts to come to you. You know, Matt Damon said to me when Christian Bale played his role that he'd been supposed to do in "The Fighter," it just goes to show you the right person plays the right role at the right time. That's the magic.

If you are coming from the heart and you wait and you are patient and the right things come to you, you can put it on the screen. Robert de Niro, Jackie Weaver, all four of our actors are nominated, which is such a blessing, because it is an actor's piece and they all showed up in ways that I think will surprise audiences, you know? So, I'm just grateful.

TURNER: Can I ask you about tonight? Because the Golden Globes, I mean, we hear people in Hollywood say so much about this is the party. What is it that you just love about this one?

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RUSSELL: HFPA, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, if those of you at home don't know the mysterious people who choose the Golden Globes, with their journalists from all over the world, and many cultures part in many different ways. So, perhaps that makes for a great, ultimate combination of partying.

And it also, it kicks off the awards season in a way that I think everybody feels very excited.

BALDWIN: Quickly, I cover a lot of hard news, typically. This is my first Hollywood, red carpet. So, let me ask, let me ask -- so what are you wearing?

RUSSELL: What am I wearing? This is a Prada tuxedo that I was able -- somebody said, they'll give it to you. I said, wow, really, OK, great. So, they were kind enough to give this to me during "The Fighter". So, I was fortunate enough to be out here since the fighter.

I want to give a shout-out to Deborah and Glenn (ph) home school and all the parents and families there.

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RUSSELL: How do you know that?

BALDWIN: I did my homework.

RUSSELL: Oh my God, you are all over it.

TURNER: That's why she's here.

RUSSELL: They have thought me so much about all these kids and all those families who learn how to get through the night, a good story telling and hope can get you through the night.

BALDWIN: Fantastic. Good luck to you.

TURNER: David O. Russell, thank you so much. We are going to be back in a few minutes.

BALDWIN: We are just getting started.

TURNER: Brooke is doing very well for her first Hollywood red carpet, I must say. Stay with us.

BALDWIN: Drew, back to you.

GRIFFIN: Guys, where are you? Is this the Hilton? I can't figure out where you are on Beverly Hills?

BALDWIN: Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hilton.

GRIFFIN: OK.

TURNER: Right, in the heart of Beverly Hills.

BALDWIN: Ever heard of Beverly Hills, California.

GRIFFIN: I got it. So they are all sitting around tables and eating and everything like that. That's why this is such a party.

BALDWIN: Yes. Just a little bit. A little bit.

TURNER: Moet station is right over our shoulder.

BALDWIN: Not that we haven't noticed that already.

TURNER: Exactly.

GRIFFIN: All right, guys. We'll see you in a bit.

BALDWIN: Thank you.

GRIFFIN: Having a good time out there.

Coming up, the hour's top stories. Plus, we are learning how to survive the unimaginable. How schools and universities are preparing for the worst, just in case.

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GRIFFIN: You are watching CNN.

Let's get you up-to-speed on some headlines now.

Two days from now, a task force headed by Vice President Joe Biden is expected to recommend a ban on assault style weapons. That is just one option the task force is expected to send to the president in the wake of the Connecticut elementary school shooting a month ago. Already, some lawmaker tare urging retailers to take those assault style weapons off the shelves.

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SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D), NEW YORK: I'm urging our country's major gun retailers like Walmart and Sports Authority to suspend sales of modern assault style weapons until Congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence.

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GRIFFIN: President Obama made clear this weekend that he's ready for a fight over the response to gun violence.

A somber day for families marking the one year anniversary for the Costa Concordia cruise line tragedy. Thirty-two passengers and crew who died aboard the massive ship remembered during a mass today on the small Italian island with a liner ran aground. The ship is still partially submerged in the harbor there. Its captain could still face charges. He denies any wrongdoing.

A break for American couples hoping to adopt Russian children. A ban on American adoptions will not go into effect now until next year. That's according to a Russian news agency.

Hundreds of Russians protested the ban in Moscow believing the government passed it as backlash for a U.S. law that targets human rights violations in Russia. Well, the decision to delay the ban means 46 adoptions now in the process should go through.

The Hobby Lobby chain may have found a temporary loophole to dodge millions in fines for not complying with the health care law. Hobby Lobby is refusing to provide certain types of birth control through company insurance because of religious objections. Hobby Lobby's lawyer says the company is shifting its planned year for its health insurance and that loophole will allow the company to postpone fines for a few months while it tries to appeal the case.

It's a scary thought. You're at school or in a public place and a gunman bursts in. What do you do? Your response could mean life or death as we've seen in recent rampages. Well, now a company is using frightening scenarios to teach real-life survival skills.

Miguel Marquez reports.

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UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown.

MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It's called active shooter training.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Come back here. You're good as dead.

MARQUEZ: The scenarios horrifying.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Hey, don't run from me.

MARQUEZ: A heavily armed masked killer all too possible.

(On camera): The scenario has just ended. They used masks in this scenario to make this as real as possible. They use air guns so the masks are necessary. In this one, the gunman tried to get in through this door. The people in this room barricaded themselves in.

Is it helpful? I mean, these scenarios, how realistic are they?

DOMINOE FRANCO, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: They are absolutely realistic. Even though you know that they are not real bullet, immediately I think, OK, I don't want to get shot at even if it's -- you know, with the soft pellet gun.

MARQUEZ (voice-over): Southern California's San Diego State University, home to 30,000 students, has opened its doors to Response Options, a Texas company teaching civilians survival skills for mass shootings.

(On camera): The lessons that you're teaching are incredibly simple.

KERRY HARRIS, RESPONSE OPTIONS: Yes.

MARQUEZ: Why is that so important?

HARRIS: First off, what has been taught to them before has been shown not to work.

MARQUEZ (voice-over): What doesn't work, he says, is only trying to hide from a gunman. The company teaches other options, like providing good information, barricading, escaping, and in extreme situations, countering a gunman.

Students at Alabama's Auburn University also underwent the training. Here at San Diego State, all incoming freshman will undergo active shooter training starting this fall.

CAPT. LAMINE SECKA, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY POLICE: We want people to know what their options are before they happen so that they don't waste time trying to figure out what they're going to do next.

MARQUEZ: Rampage shootings aren't new to SDSU. In 1996, graduate student Frederick Martin Davidson, stressed about defending his master's thesis, killed three faculty members. Today it seems just about everyone has a connection to public shootings. Gale Etschmaier's son now attends Virginia Tech where 49 people were killed or injured in a 2007 massacre.

GALE ETSCHMAIER, SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY: I think you have concerns about your student going to any college, given the tragedy of Virginia Tech. There was a little bit more concern.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I'm going to kill all of you.

MARQUEZ: The hard fact of our reality, getting students and staff to think about the unthinkable.

Miguel Marquez, CNN, San Diego.

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GRIFFIN: And we go from real life back to the world of make-believe where anything really can happen at the Golden Globes. Coming up we're breaking down the -- competition. So might want to pick your favorites and find out what the experts are predicting for tonight's awards.

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GRIFFIN: It is the 70th time the Golden Globes will be handed out. You are looking live outside the Beverly Hilton Hotel where foreign critiques will say who did the best in film and television for 2012. So what's the tightest race and who are the favorites?

Let's get some answers from our own Brooke Baldwin and Nischelle Turner on the red carpet.

Nischelle, Steven Spielberg's film, "Lincoln," has gotten the most nominations.

TURNER: Yes, absolutely. Seven nominations "Lincoln" has for the Golden Globes tonight. But I want to talk about another nomination. Another nominee that's with us right now.

BALDWIN: Claire Danes, "Homeland."

TURNER: Absolutely. This --

BALDWIN: Congratulations first of all.

CLAIRE DANES, ACTRESS, "HOMELAND": Thank you. Thank you.

BALDWIN: Yes. This is one of those shows, I feel like anyone stops you anywhere and says, oh my gosh, are you watching "Homeland?" It's one of those shows.

DANES: Well, yes -- no, it's -- I mean, we're still kind of overwhelmed by the success of the show. I mean, so grateful. But, you know, we're so cloistered in Charlotte where we film. And, you know, it's always a shock when we reenter the world to discover that people are so invested in it, you know.

BALDWIN: Best said.

TURNER: Can I ask you? I know you're proud of your nomination. But I would think that there may be a little something that you're even more proud of that happened in December.

BALDWIN: You're a new mommy.

TURNER: Congratulations on being a new mom.

DANES: Thank you so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you. He turns a month old tomorrow exactly. So yes -- no, it's --

BALDWIN: He's upstairs?

DANES: He's just my first. He's upstairs. He's right upstairs with my parents. They're baby-sitting for the first time. They're very excited about it. But yes -- no, it's my first venture out to the -- to the world. I mean it's --

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BALDWIN: Welcome back to the world.

DANES: It's the world. Exactly. It's a very strange version of it but --

BALDWIN: We will let you go.

TURNER: And -- yes, we'll let you go because they're pulling you away. You've got things to do, people to talk to. But we appreciate you talking to us.

BALDWIN: (INAUDIBLE). Beautiful in red.

TURNER: Congratulations tonight.

BALDWIN: Bye. Congratulations.

TURNER: And good luck tonight.

BALDWIN: All right.

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BALDWIN: So how about that. Claire Danes.

TURNER: So fun.

BALDWIN: Such a huge so-called live fan. You know?

(CROSSTALK)

BALDWIN: This is even bigger.

TURNER: This is --

BALDWIN: Come on up, girl. Come on up. This is how we roll. Amy Adams.

TURNER: Congratulations on the nomination tonight for "The Master."

AMY ADAMS, NOMINEE, BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Thank you so much. Thank you.

TURNER: But we have to say, when you walked in, both Brooke and I looked at the monitor of you and said a dream.

ADAMS: Thank you so much. Thank you.

BALDWIN: What are you wearing? Who are you wearing?

ADAMS: I'm wearing Marchesa and jewels by Tiffany's so, you know --

BALDWIN: Let me check out the sparklers. (CROSSTALK)

TURNER: No, I have to ask you, because I talked to you earlier at a movie junket for "Trouble for the Curve." And I said to you, you are in every movie this year. It's a good year to be Amy Adams.

ADAMS: It's a good year. Yes. Yes. Not a good year to be my -- you know, my friends or my family. You know, they miss out on me a little bit.

BALDWIN: What is this moment like -- a night like this for people who are watching who are at home who only can watch? Just describe the atmosphere for me.

ADAMS: It's a lot of energy. And it's really exciting. It's always fun once you get inside to catch up with friends, people you've worked with and haven't seen in a while. So just a great night for celebrating.

TURNER: Now let me ask you about this because "The Master," when it came out, there was some controversy surrounding the movie. Was it, you know, a play on what's going on in the world of scientology. There was a lot of buzz about it, then it trailed off a little bit. But during award season, the Hollywood Foreign Press really came to you guys and said we love this movie. Not only you are nominated, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

I mean, you guys really clean up with nominations. Why do you think that the movie -- I guess it became so controversial?

ADAMS: I really don't know. I just think that it was something for people to talk about. I think once people saw the movie, that's why it sort of died down because it really was a movie about this relationship between these two men and so I think that's why it died down. And I'm glad that Hollywood Foreign Press really saw the genius of Joaquin Phoenix and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and rewarded that with nominations because they are amazing in this film.

If you've not seen it, you really should. If for nothing else, their performances -- yes, it's just amazing.

TURNER: Yes. And sometimes these films that come out early in the year get lost and we're glad that this one didn't get lost in the shelf.

ADAMS: Me too.

TURNER: Have a good time.

BALDWIN: Good luck to all of you. You are sparkling.

TURNER: A dream.

BALDWIN: Thank you.

TURNER: You look fantastic. Have a good time. BALDWIN: Thank you. Good luck. Good luck. Good luck.

TURNER: All right.

BALDWIN: Beautiful.

TURNER: Good stuff.

BALDWIN: Beautiful.

TURNER: She is beautiful.

BALDWIN: "The Master."

TURNER: That really was a good movie. It was controversial.

BALDWIN: Yes. The scientology.

TURNER: But it was a great movie.

All right. We've got a lot more coming.

BALDWIN: We're rocking and rolling here, Drew Griffin. We're rocking and rolling.

TURNER: Just starting, Drew Griffin. Live from the Golden Globe red carpet.

GRIFFIN: Looking great, guys.

Hey, coming up. Take a look at this.

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CHRISTOPHER WALTZ, ACTOR, "DJANGO UNCHAINED": What's your name?

JAMIE FOXX, ACTOR, "DJANGO UNCHAINED": Django.

WALTZ: Then you're exactly the one that we're looking for.

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GRIFFIN: That movie has earned millions at the box office. It has five Golden Globe nominations. The movie "Django" may be drawing a crowd, but it's drawing controversy as well. We're going to tell you why, next.

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GRIFFIN: It's one of the hottest films out right now, "Django Unchained." The so-called spaghetti Western set during slavery days is up for both Golden Globes tonight and Academy Awards. But while the film is making big box at the box office, it's also the source of big controversy.

Critics say director Quentin Tarantino who's no stranger to violence and shock value may have gone too far this time.

Our Nischelle Turner takes a closer look.

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LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ACTOR, "DJANGO UNCHAINED": What is your name, boy?

WALTZ: His name is Django Freeman.

TURNER (voice-over): It's not your average spaghetti Western. "Django Unchained's" special mix of slavery, comedy and violence has made a killing at the box office and blown away many in Hollywood.

50 CENT, RAPPER: There's nobody better.

DICAPRIO: I'm a big fan of yours.

TURNER: But not everyone is a fan.

SPIKE LEE, FILM DIRECTOR: Be disrespectful to my ancestors.

TURNER: Director Spike Lee told Vibe TV he refused to see the film, adding on Twitter, "American slavery was not a Sergio Leone spaghetti Western. It was a holocaust."

LOUIS GOSSETT, JR., ACTOR: Well, he's absolutely right.

TURNER: "Roots" star and Oscar-winning actor Louis Gossett, Jr. imagined Lee's version of the film.

GOSSETT: It would be a little bit more informative and more sensitive to its audience.

TURNER: Speaking of sensitive, it was only 15 minutes into "Django" that Gossett had enough. Enough, he says, of feeling uncomfortable being the only black person in the theater.

GOSSETT: Everybody looks at me. You know. So I had to go to another place. In the back of the theater so I can see it from the beginning to the end.

TURNER: And by the end, this veteran actor had heard the "N" word more than 100 times in about three hours.

GOSSETT: They did use the "N" world too much. So I'm close to a generation who was touched, really touched by slavery and its mentality. So I can give its credit as being brilliant.

TURNER: Music mogul L.A. Reid echoes that thought. He liked the film but felt Tarantino should have toned it down. Telling CNN, "It's a painful part of America's history and still an open wound." But a wound that some say has a scab that is healing.

T.I., RAPPER: I thought it was good. I thought it was nice. I mean, you've never seen a film like that in that era of time portrayed that way. When you are a trailblazer, you can expect some extra criticism. FOXX: This is what you want to. You want it to be criticized, critiqued. People, like, really talking about it.

TURNER: Now even more people are talking about it.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a slap in the face to our ancestors.

TURNER: Community organizers in Los Angeles called for a boycott against the film's action figures.

REV. K.W. TULLOSS, NATIONAL ACTION NETWORK LOS ANGELES: This is highly offensive. And we demand that these dolls be pulled immediately.

DICAPRIO: Calm down, Butch. No offense given.

TURNER: And no offense intended by the film's studio, the Weinstein Company, which tells CNN, "In light of the reaction to the 'Django Unchained' figures, we are removing them from distribution. It was never our intend to offend anyone. They were meant to be collectibles for people 17 years and older, which is the audience for the film."

And as the film's audience grows, so likely will the debate in a country where most agree it's good to be free to disagree.

(END VIDEOTAPE)

TURNER: And of course even despite the controversy, "Django Unchained" is nominated for Best Picture here at the Golden Globes and Quentin Tarantino also nominated for the Best Director.

Now let me bring in Scott Feinberg from the "Hollywood Reporter."

And, Scott, you were with me Oscar morning and one of the things that we were discussing then was that Tarantino was not nominated for Best Director there and maybe some of this controversy would have had something to do with that. But it looks like the Hollywood Foreign Press is saying we love this movie anyway.

SCOTT FEINBERG, AWARDS ANALYST, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press is famous for sort of marching to their own beat. And they're a very different group than the Academy. You know, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association which fix the Globes is essentially 84 journalists from other countries or people who write for publications in other countries who have to file four stories a year, which is not a particularly tall order. And they are famous for being sort of winable, dinable.

You know, you can -- you can influence them in ways that it's harder to influence the Academy which is actually a group of 6,000 -- roughly 6,000 people who work in the film industry, who make movies or have made movies. And so, yes, I think their tastes are always going to be a little different.

And "Django" was very embraced by the Hollywood Foreign Press. Here they nominated for two supporting actor nominations, DiCaprio and Christopher Waltz.

TURNER: Yes.

FEINBERG: As opposed to just the Academy nominating only Waltz in the acting category. And they also, like you said, picture and director which was noteworthy.

TURNER: Yes, absolutely. And Scott, we thank you for joining us this -- this afternoon here. The Golden Globes are starting in just a little bit. And I'm anxious to see who's going to take home the award tonight.

Thank you very much.

Now, when we come back, we are going to talk a little bit of -- well, fashion. Yes, because we love to look at the fashion, too. Brooke is still here with me. Joe Zee, our fashion analyst is here.

Come on back, Brooke.

BALDWIN: Hello.

TURNER: By the way, you look beautiful.

BALDWIN: You look amazing as well.

TURNER: You really do.

BALDWIN: Am I -- am I getting better this, what are you wearing? So who are you wearing?

(LAUGHTER)

TURNER: You did that really well before. So when we come back we're going to talk all things fashion. Stay with us.

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BALDWIN: And welcome back live from the red carpet here at the Beverly Hilton. Just a little while away from the Golden Globes, the 70th Annual Golden Globes tonight. And Nischelle Turner and Joe Zee next to me, from "Elle" magazine.

TURNER: The fashion guru. Yes, indeed.

BALDWIN: The fashion master because we have to talk fashion. Hey, by the way, we just saw (INAUDIBLE). It's ladies night tonight.

TURNER: Yes, it is.

BALDWIN: So the two hosts, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler here. What did you make of her tux?

JOE ZEE, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, ELLE MAGAZINE: I love them.

TURNER: Fantastic. Yes. ZEE: Fantastic, right? Forget the nominees. Number one, these two ladies have become really breakout stars on the red carpet. But the fact that she showed up in a tuxedo, Amy --

TURNER: And they're walking by us right now. By the way.

ZEE: I'm telling you, I'm giving her an A plus.

TURNER: Right behind us. There's Tina Fey.

ZEE: My gosh. Fantastic. Look at her.

BALDWIN: Old Hollywood glam. Look at that.

ZEE: Old Hollywood glam, dressed with that sort of tuxedo detail but it's so sexy. She looks like Rita Hayworth.

TURNER: And you know she's come a long way, Joe, because when she first came on the scene and she was on the red carpet, I think everyone would say, Tina Fey, she just missed. Now, no more of that. She gets it right a lot.

ZEE: She is so far from a bookish comedienne. I have to tell you, she is not Liz Lemon tonight.

(LAUGHTER)

BALDWIN: But if you read -- I read her book, "Bossy Pants," and she jokes -- I mean, she just has a sense of humor.

TURNER: Yes, she does.

BALDWIN: That I think this whole red carpet kit and caboodle. We just talked to Amy Adams not too long ago, in Marchesa, a beautiful like almost nude color.

ZEE: My god. You know, I think she channeled that old Hollywood feeling really well. And I think it was so beautiful. It was perfectly made for her in that sort of nude lace with the fish tail tulle hem. So beautiful.

TURNER: And you know what I wanted to ask you, not to kind of go backwards, but I think one of the criticisms that I hear so much is that no stars take chances anymore. Everybody is so safe. But Amy Poehler took a chance. That tuxedo, it was a slit down to here, that was -- that was pretty daring, don't you think?

ZEE: I think the fact that she's wearing a tuxedo at all is taking a risk. But I think you have to leave it to comedians. You'd leave it to the ladies like Tina Fey, like Amy Poehler, they will take a chance because that has gotten so safe.

BALDWIN: OK. So excited because I love -- I love "Girls" on HBO.

TURNER: Yes.

BALDWIN: Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.

TURNER: I heard a little squeal when we saw Lena Dunham from Brooke.

BALDWIN: There might have been squealing for me and I don't squeal, but Lena Dunham, did you see her coming in?

ZEE: I did see Lena Dunham. And I'd have to tell you, talk about someone who will take a risk.

BALDWIN: She's rocking the tattoos.

ZEE: She is rocking her tats in a big way and she's wearing your color. She's wearing this sort of really -- sort of traditional Hollywood ball gown. It's corseted, she's really sort of pulled in there, but at the same time she's got all her tats, you know, revealed. And I love that about her.

TURNER: And on the girl side of thing, I actually -- you know, she did take a risk because she is -- has so many tattoos but I thought the dress was a good fit.

ZEE: The dress is fitting great. But she's a wildcard on that red carpet. When you get to Lena you never know what --

BALDWIN: Which is why people love her.

ZEE: Exactly. Because she plays by her own rules. Who doesn't want that?

TURNER: Absolutely. Absolutely. You know, so I kind of had some favorites as well. I mean, we saw some people come through. You said Tina Fey, Amy Poehler. Claire Danes, for me, she just had a baby, and she was gorgeous in this red dress with a nipped waist.

BALDWIN: It's a little bit ridiculous how amazing she looks.

(LAUGHTER)

It's just amazing how she looks.

ZEE: No, no, I have to tell you, Claire Danes, and then I also saw Megan Fox come in and she just had a baby, too. I'm telling you, the trend tonight is about post-baby bodies.

BALDWIN: What are these people doing?

ZEE: Adopting, I think.

(LAUGHTER)

There's no way they could possibly be giving birth. Like, Claire had her son I think a month ago.

TURNER: Yes, she did --

BALDWIN: It's good word. (LAUGHTER)

ZEE: Right upstairs.

BALDWIN: She said it's the first time her parents had babysat her little one so she's a little nervous.

ZEE: My gosh. I know. And she looks so beautiful. I mean, we talk about someone who is out, her show is incredible. You know, every designer I know trips over themselves to dress Claire.

TURNER: Now is there -- I was going say, is there an it person in Hollywood right now that everybody is clamoring? Is it Jennifer Lawrence?

BALDWIN: Let me tell you what -- come on --

TURNER: Can we -- please.

(CROSSTALK)

BALDWIN: Speaking of fashion.

TURNER: Speaking of beautiful. Miss Hayden Panettiere.

BALDWIN: Come on up.

ZEE: Hello.

TURNER: Old Hollywood glamour, nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

BALDWIN: "Nashville." "Nashville."

TURNER: Look at the (INAUDIBLE) smile.

BALDWIN: Congratulations.

HAYDEN PANETTIERE: I don't know. It must be a fluke. I'm here by fluke.

TURNER: And by the way, Hayden Panettiere, first of all, we were talking -- we're talking fashion with Joe Zee.

BALDWIN: We're talking fashion.

TURNER: So give us --

PANETTIERE: Of course.

TURNER: Give us the head to toe, please.

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(LAUGHTER)

PANETTIERE: It's Roberto Cavalli. I have Forever Marc jewels and couture bag.

BALDWIN: So I have to ask just quickly, how many options do you have, how many do you go through? When did you finally choose the dress?

PANETTIERE: You know, I'm not huge with trying dresses -- things on. I've never been that kind of person. Even when I go shopping, I'm like in, grab, out. And it's not always the smartest thing to do. Online shopping is really bad, too. But I had about three choices that I was really struggling between, but it just got better and better and better, and this one I just love, and I feel like it's my age and I'm comfortable.

TURNER: Well, I love that.

(CROSSTALK)

And Hayden, good luck to you, good luck to Connie tonight.

We got to go back --

BALDWIN: Love the show.

PANETTIERE: Thank you.

ZEE: Congratulations.

BALDWIN: And we are going to send it back to commercial break?

TURNER: We got lots more --

BALDWIN: We got a lot going on here on the red carpet. Thank you.

TURNER: Stay with us, guys. Live on the Golden Globes red carpet.

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GRIFFIN: President John F. Kennedy was not assassinated by a lone gunman. At least that was the belief of his brother Robert F. Kennedy, according to Robert Kennedy, Jr. Speaking at a roundtable in Dallas, Kennedy said his father publicly supported the Warren Commission, which said it was a lone gunman, but privately said his father was much more critical of that conclusion.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. said his father thought there was strong enough evidence that he asked the Justice Department to look into a connection between the assassination and the mafia, the CIA, and other organizations, but he never publicly voiced those concerns because he thought it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country.

You're in the CNN NEWSROOM. I'm Drew Griffin in for Don Lemon tonight. Let's get you up to speed on this hour's top stories.