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Grammys Big Moments; Brain Dead Mom Off Life Support; Bears Cut Into P&G Sales

Aired January 27, 2014 - 06:30   ET


MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: Today, North Carolina officials are taking a second crack at indicting a police office in a shooting death of a 24-year-old last fall.

But attorneys for Officer Randall Kerrick had filed a motion to stop them. Jonathan Ferrell was shot to death by police after a woman called 911 mistaking him for a burglar. Last week, a grand jury declined to indict Kerrick on volunteer manslaughter charges. A judge will hear from both sides today.

Meanwhile, jury selection begins today in the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, alleging he accepted free trips and more than $200,000 in bribes for contractors. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. Nagin, you'll recall, became the public face of New Orleans in the tragic aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

Got to show you a heart pounding horse rescue in Hamilton, Massachusetts. That's 1,800 pound moonshine stuck in the mud and ice, stuck up to her mud. It took firefighters two hours to pull her out with ropes, chains, even a crane. We are very happy to report after warming I.V.s were used and a few hours in a heated barn, moonshine is expected to make a full recovery. No telling whether moonshine was used to warm her up. Saw what did there?

If I have to over-explain it, right, Kate?

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Sold me, though. I was going to say, good name Moonshine.

Thanks, Michaela.

It was a star studded night for the 56th Grammy Awards. It was a big night for the helmeted duo of Daft Punk and rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. And it was also a big night to remember for Beatles fans, with the group's two surviving members on hand to receive a very special honor.

CNN's Nischelle Turner was there and joining us now from Los Angeles. Another very sleepless night for you, but quite a night for music fans. NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: Oh, yes, Kate, I hope you can hear me this morning because right next door, Diddy is having this big Grammy party that's still going on and it's really loud out there.

So, I'm going to talk a little built louder than I normally do so you can hear me. Yes, indeed there were some awards given out last night but undoubtedly the Grammys are all about the performances. They're about those out of the box collaborations and those music moments. Of course last night's show had a bit of it all.


TURNER (voice-over): The 56th Grammy Awards kicked off with music's power couple, Beyonce and Jay-Z, and ended with the marriage of 33 couples, including same-sex couples, in a star-studded wedding seen around the world.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: It's a moment, it's a moment.

TURNER: Officiated by Queen Latifah and Madonna as maid of honor.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis who took home their Grammy Award provided their hit song, "Same Love" as a backdrop for the ceremony.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I think that this is a very unique opportunity to sing our song about tolerance and acceptance and equal rights to the masses.

TURNER: The best new artist winners had competition. Newcomer 17- year-old Lorde stepped into the spotlight with the performance of "Royals" and then took home best song.

Pink soared above the crowd in a high flying act showing off her flexibility and vocals in an over-the-top performance.

Imagine (INAUDIBLE) electrifying act with Kendrick Lamar had Taylor at her chair, and the Twitter-verse buzzing.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Actually, the Grammys approached us and they said Kendrick had asked to perform with us. So we were already --


TURNER: : it wasn't all about new artists. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr rocked the night with their anticipated reunion, but it was truly a lucky night for daft punk, who gave an all-star performance of their winning hit "Get Lucky," alongside Pharrell Williams and Stevie Wonder.

The electronic duo took home five Grammies including the biggest trophy of the night, Album of the Year.


TURNER: And the robots cleaned up last night. Yes, they did. You know, the Twitter-verse was all a flutter talking about the performances. And (INAUDIBLE) tweeted an F.U. to the Grammy's for cutting their finale short and he said that he thought it was disrespectful, and Macklemore said Kendrick should have won best album instead of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis for the "Heist". Macklemore said he believed Kendrick Lamar was robbed and he was going to say it during his searches and speech but the music started playing and he froze.

So, Kate, there were some interesting moments as well. So, we can talk about that.

BOLDUAN: There always are interesting moments when it comes to the Grammys. That's for sure. Pink, my God, is she in good shape. I want to talk about that. We'll talk about that.

TURNER: And she was singing live and doing all that. Come on.

BOLDUAN: I know, I know.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: She was impressive.

I think you got to give it to Macklemore because he's really inserted social consciousness back in the rap and that's a very welcome thing to a lot of people. It's got the great line in one of the song, change the game, don't let the game change you.

Can't do that with the cold, however. It's just here and it's going to change all of us for the worth that we're getting in the Midwest. Now, we're seeing it in the South, right, Indra?

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: I mean, that's the thing. We're all complaining right now with negative 30 windchills. But this isn't even the big story today. Down into the Deep South, not just kind of the south, the Deep South, places like New Orleans will be talking about several inches of snow by tomorrow morning. This is so atypical. And I want you to know, they don't get a lot of snow or a lot of ice. Very tricky when you talk about that cold air moving that far south.

I want to take you back and explain why. So, we know have all that cold air, trying to go as far south as it can and there's a lot of moisture down there. But depending how far south that cold air goes, the type of weather they get completely changes.

Back to the basics, you have warm air, of course, right across the Gulf. You have cold air when it overrides it. Defending on how far that cold air goes, the warmer it is you'll get rain, the colder it is you'll get snow, somewhere in between, you're going to get freezing rain or sleet.

Why does this matter? Let's talk about this. Keep in mind -- half an inch of rain is five inches of snow. So, if it's completely cold, they're going to get a half an inch of freezing rain. That means power lines are coming down, that means they'll be shut out for the next several days. You know, great, let's give them snow -- five inches of snow in the Southeast, they don't know what to do with that either, they probably don't have the equipment for that. So, what they're hoping for is sleet, and we don't really know what they're going to get and, of course, they have no way to prepare. They have to prepare for both.

Either way this is coming overnight tonight. It hasn't happened in three years.

BOLDUAN: Just prepare for everything. You stay inside as much as you can.


BOLDUAN: Thanks, Indra. My goodness.

All right. Let's take a break.

Coming up next on NEW DAY: it's 4,000 years old. Why is it in the news then? It's putting an old spin on the Old Testament story of Noah's Arc. The ancient discovery, ahead.

CUOMO: Plus, wild facial hair is in. Bad for razor makers, right? Wait until you hear how bad.


BOLDUAN: Welcome back.

Let's go around the world now. It's a critical day for tense peace talks on Syria. On the docket, discussions about forming a possible transitional government. CNN's Nic Robertson is in Geneva with much more.


NIC ROBERTSON, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Into the third day of talks now. The two sides were supposed to build confidence over the weekend, possibility of prisoner releases and aid to the old city of Homs. None of that has been delivered upon, the opposition feel that the government is not acting in good faith. And even over the weekend, the two sides that had been meeting face to face, well, by Sunday afternoon, they were meeting in separate rooms through the U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi. Due to get down to the core, tough issues, transitional government, a very bumpy road ahead.

Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: Absolutely. Nic, thank you so much for the update.

And protests are spreading in Ukraine after opposition leaders turn down concessions from the president over the weekend. CNN's Diana Magnay has the very latest from Kiev.


DIANA MAGNAY, CNN INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Violence across many parts of Ukraine last night, police retaking two of 12 regional headquarters seized by anti-government protesters. In Kiev, demonstrators took control of the justice ministry. The justice minister says that she will ask for a state of emergency to be declared unless they clear out soon.

That will give police extra powers of detention, possible curfew and crackdown on communications systems and the possible intervention of the Army. But all of that would need parliamentary approval and the Army has repeatedly said it does not want to be involved -- Kate.


BOLDUAN: Diana, thank you for that.

And what can only be described as a bizarre incident at the Vatican, doves released as a gesture of peace were immediately attacked by other birds.

Here's Barbie Nadeau with the details.


BARBIE NADEAU, CNN CORRESPONDENT: When Pope Francis, with the help of two young children released doves from the pontifical apartment on Sunday, the birds were attacked by a large black crow and a hungry seagull in front of tens of thousands of onlookers. The pope had released the doves after asking those in the square to pray for peace in the Ukraine and for a 3-year-old boy who had been killed in a mafia vendetta attack in Southern Italy last week. There was no word on whether or not the pope does divide the attack, but it was certainly not a good omen for peace.

Back to you, Kate.


BOLDUAN: Absolutely. Barbie, thank you for that.


CUOMO: All right. There are new developments this morning in a story we followed closely here on NEW DAY. Marlise Munoz, a brain dead pregnant woman, has been taken off a ventilator after a judge order the hospital to stop giving her life-sustaining treatment. Now, for many, this was a debate about reproductive rights. But for the family, it was a painful waiting game that is finally over.

Now, as the debate has gone, they are left to bury a mother, a wife and a baby.

CNN's Nick Valencia has more.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) NICK VALENCIA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): More than two months after the legal battle began, it came to an end when Marlise Munoz was removed from the ventilator on Sunday morning. Her family didn't speak publicly but her attorney released this statement: at approximately 11:30 a.m. Central Time, Marlise Munoz's body was disconnected from life support and released to Mr. Munoz. The Munoz and the Machado families will now proceed with a somber task of laying Marlise Munoz's body to rest and grieving over the great loss that has been suffered.

Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a brain embolism. Her husband, Eric, an EMT, found her unconscious on the kitchen floor. She was rushed to the hospital but two days later, was pronounced brain dead. The family, citing Marlise Munoz's wishes that she did not want machines not keep her alive, asked doctors to remove her from the ventilator.

But the hospital refused, citing a 1989 Texas law which made it illegal to remove life-sustaining treatment from a pregnant woman. The hospital's interpretation of the law led to a court battle that was finally resolved on Friday when a state district judge ruled that the law was only applicable to a living patient and ordered John Peter Smith Hospital to remove Munoz from the ventilator.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: This was a sad situation all the way around. We are relieved that Erick Munoz can now move forward with the process of burying his wife.

VALENCIA (voice-over): On Sunday afternoon, protesters held an impromptu memorial service for the unborn fetus, praying for the Munoz family but condemning the court's decision.

RICK HORTON, PRO-LIFE ACTIVIST: We can empathize with their situation. We just disagree with their decision to let the baby die needlessly, because the plug was not only pulled on his wife, but the plug to end the life was pulled on this innocent, unborn child.

VALENCIA (on-camera): Even if the Munoz Family had waited two more weeks as pro-life activists wanted, there was no guarantee that the fetus would have survived according to the hospital. In a situation like this, hope and prayer are all that are left.

Nick Valencia, CNN, Ft. Worth, Texas.


BOLDUAN: All right. Nick, thank you. Let's take a break.

Coming up next on NEW DAY, remember Movember? Mustache November? Well, it wasn't fun for everyone, it appears. Now, razor maker, Gillette, says the new trend of wild facial hair is killing their bottom line. So, how bad is it? We're going to have that ahead.

PEREIRA: Plus, they bonded on the set of "The Wolf of Wall Street," but Jonah Hill had quite a moment with co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio, hosting "Saturday Night Live" over the weekend, and it happens to be our "Must-See Moment" today.



CUOMO: I like the song. Welcome back to NEW DAY.

There was fear in the beard in Boston. You remember that fear of the beard? It was a great rallying cry for the Red Sox players. They didn't shave leading up to the World Series then came Movember, not shaving facial hair. So, now, it's kind of a trend, but new numbers show that hitting razor sales. So, that means to business, let's bring in chief business correspondent, Christine Romans. What's the real deal? Can it really be affecting sales?

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: Yes. You know, and the CFO, the chief financial officer of Procter & Gamble said on the call that, yes, it was this Movember movement that flat razor sales. Meaning, they weren't seen much gross in razors and in part because men are shaving less. We've known for several years now men are shaving fewer times a week.

That's a new trend. You got have these hipsters, right, who have the three-day growth, which is normal. Gen-Y, huge generation, they don't shave every day. And then, we're showing you all these people --


ROMANS: That is not generation Y. But what I'm telling you is that there's the big beard or the three-day stubble, it's in whether you're a hipster or whether you're Hollywood star. And that is a trend that is changing here for some of the big razor companies.

BOLDUAN: And changing cultures at work probably allow that.


BOLDUAN: Because previously, you know, a lot of people are going more business casual in their office, which allows for more stubble, I would assume.

ROMANS: And it's -- you know, you've got tattoos, lots of facial hair. All of this is really --

CUOMO: Are women not using them as much anymore because of all the various depilatory (ph) treatments?


ROMANS: This is specifically talking about men. So, Movember was this in the month of November. It was this nationwide movement to not shave to raise awareness for prostate cancer. Four million -- at least four million men around the world not shaving --

(CROSSTALK) PEREIRA: Yes, I don't agree. I think that -- because think about the fact that these razor blades, you know at home when you buy them, they're so expensive. Even people are getting hit to the fact that they've got to economize on their razor blades.


CUOMO: The blades are very expensive.

ROMANS: So, here's the transition, something interesting that's a little bit of a business trend within a trend here. So, overall, razor sales flat. People, men shaving their faces less. But the big growth market the Procter & Gamble are --


BOLDUAN: You can say it.

ROMANS: Manscaping.

BOLDUAN: Manscaping is on --


BOLDUAN: Manscaping is on the rise is what you're saying?

ROMANS: Manscaping is on the rise. And apparently --

PEREIRA: That's the big --


ROMANS: But it turns out that some 80 percent of men use a different razor for above the neck and below the neck. That's a big growth market for --

CUOMO: I was surprised by that. We did a little survey because there aren't a lot of men in front of you right now. There a lot on the actual set itself.

BOLDUAN: And what was the consensus?

CUOMO: Only a couple of the guys use separate razors. May favorite answer is Petee (ph), one of the stage managers, says he's got two, one for his beard and one for his head because he shaves his head.


CUOMO: I got a big kick out of that. That was good.


BOLDUAN: Where are you on the multiple razors?


CUOMO: I don't do that. First of all, I am like, you know, I'm an insult to Italians because I'm like basically hairless. (LAUGHTER)

CUOMO: Like, I could shave with a credit card.


CUOMO: I was surprised about the multiple razor thing. I'm not surprised by the manscaping thing. I was surprised if you want more information about which areas of manscaping --


ROMANS: I was specifically told by our executive producers it's too early in the morning to talking --

BOLDUAN: You can find more detail if you so choose.

PEREIRA: So, let's move on to our "Must-See Moment" and preserve our, you know, innocence.

BOLDUAN: That wasn't it.

PEREIRA: That wasn't it.

Actor, Jonah Hill, quite a Titanic moment when he hosted SNL, "Saturday Night Live," over the weekend.


PEREIRA (voice-over): He had a surprise visit from his pal, "Wolf of Wall Street" co-star, Leonardo DiCaprio and asked him to do something a little special to help him feel less nervous.

JONAH HILL, ACTOR: Can we do the thing we always did every day to help me feel safe?


LEONARDO DICAPRIO, ACTOR: Is it going to help you be less nervous?

HILL: Yes.

DICAPRIO: Yes, sure, we can do it.

HILL: All right, thanks, man.



PEREIRA (?): It's the neck rub that I love.

CUOMO (voice-over): The way he nuzzle.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): It's a good nuzzle.




PEREIRA (on-camera): But Jonah is. I love it. Very good.

BOLDUAN (on-camera): That's really adorable. And kudos to Leonardo DiCaprio for embracing that because I'm sure that is --

PEREIRA: With the straight face. Oh, I'm sure.

CUOMO (on-camera): Wildly talented guys. Both nominated.


CUOMO: That was funny. Funny stuff.

All right. Let's take a break here on NEW DAY. Athletes are arriving in Sochi while some family members are grappling with whether or not they should go amid serious safety concerns. We're going to be joined in the studio by people going through this decision-making process. We're also going to have experts here to talk about the realities of the security at Sochi.



CUOMO: Fear factor. Overseas markets plunging this morning. Reaction to the U.S. dumping more than 300 points Friday or is there a new factor, a new normal? Wall Street bracing this morning. We'll tell all you 401(k) watchers why.

BOLDUAN: Games of fear. The Olympic torch passing through the most dangerous part of Russia this morning as more American families and fans grapple with the question, to go or not? We speak with some of them this morning.

PEREIRA: The stars were out in full force last night. The Grammys did not disappoint. We've all the highlights, but where was Justin Bieber? We have new details on the investigation. Was he not as drunk or going as fast as previously thought?

CUOMO: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

ANNOUNCER: What you need to know --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He does express some general unhappiness with his life.

ANNOUNCER: What you just have to see.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: And the Grammy goes to --

ANNOUNCER: This is NEW DAY with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan, and Michaela Pereira.


CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome back to NEW DAY. It Is Monday, January 27th, seven o'clock in the east.

You better get ready for it because it's coming whether you like or not. A jolt of bitter cold will not only be dangerous could make history. Let's take a look at the map here at the Midwest. The plains already in the grip by tonight. Much of the southeast, including the Gulf Coast will be feeling arctic blast. Schools are shut down in Minneapolis and Chicago with wind chills expected well below zero there.

In the Dakotas, whiteout conditions with zero or near zero visibility, icy roads, blowing snow making travel difficult if not impossible. And air travel could be a nightmare. Of course, more than 600 cancellations so far today. Let's bring in our meteorologist, Indra Petersons, watching it all.

PETERSONS: Yes. Once again, we're talking about wind chills this morning that are deadly. Look at how dangerous these are. If you are in Chicago this morning, it feels like 20 below, almost 40 below in Minneapolis this morning, and that's not where this cold air ends. Today, it's expected to make its way all the way down to the deep south, and then by tomorrow, into the northeast.


Petersons (voice-over): Another round of frigid arctic air is already gripping the Midwest. Today, it moves down the east coast, and by Tuesday, it flows into the Deep South. The bitter cold system will bring another round of subzero temperatures. This morning, schools in Chicago, Milwaukee, and parts of Minnesota and Iowa closing their doors and asking parents to keep their kids home. Wind chills of 30 below in Chicago are forcing officials to action.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: There's too much of a danger of them getting frostbite or hypothermia.

PETERSONS: In Northern Texas, Mother Nature leaving many with weather whiplash.