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Super Blowout!; "Legion Of Boom" Batters Broncos; New Round Of Storms; Philip Seymour Hoffman Death; Russian Police Place 'Black Widows' on House Arrest in Dagestan

Aired February 3, 2014 - 06:00   ET


MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: As Hollywood remembers one of the most talented actors of his generation.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Your NEW DAY starts right now.

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

CUOMO: Good morning. Welcome to NEW DAY. It's Monday, February 3rd, 6:00 in the east. The Super Bowl shocked many in the predicting business, but it didn't shock the Seahawks. Take a look at these out of control celebrations in the streets of Seattle. You know, hopefully they're burning in the safe way, fans blowing their horn, doing all those typical things, bonfires, torching mattresses.

No reports of violence though yet, luckily. Seattle had one of the most lopsided Super Bowl victories over the Broncos in history. The final score 43-8. In fact, they made history on the very first play. Now this, of course, a bitter defeat as well for one of the game's all-time greats, team beat the dream. That's the headline really.

Violent defense, big plays and Peyton Manning looking like grumpy cat most of the night. Our Super Bowl coverage kicks off with Nischelle Turner at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Still there, and a gorgeous hat, strong choice, Bear Bryantesque.

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: It is Bear Bryantesque, that's exactly what I was going for this morning and you know it, Chris, you got to send it to me with a grumpy cat reference that's a good one.

Now we showed those pictures of the Seattle fans, celebrating in true 12th man fashion. Now as far as the game goes, you know, it looked like for a while that this could be the first ever Super Bowl shutout. Although it didn't end up that way, the Seattle defense really did take it to Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. It was rough, very rough, from the very start.


TURNER (voice-over): A Super Bowl blowout. The Seattle Seahawks defense overpowering the Denver Broncos, in a game that ended pretty much as soon as it began.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: A flag is down --

TURNER: Just 12 seconds into the game, Peyton Manning slips up on a bad snap giving the Seahawks the fastest score in Super Bowl history.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Seahawks, Seahawks!

TURNER: I think he hears you. Then the defense does its due diligence, five-time MVP Peyton Manning picked off. Second quarter for the Seahawks, same song, different verse.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's in for the touchdown.

TURNER: Beast pod putting in work. Once again, the legion of boom spells doom for number 18.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Picked off by Smith, Malcolm Smith all alone, no flags, touchdown Seattle.

TURNER: Like a broken record for Denver fans, Seattle scoring touchdown --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: He's going to go, touchdown Seattle.

TURNER: -- after touchdown.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What a catch! Touchdown! Unbelievable.

TURNER: After touchdown.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: For all practical purposes, this game is over.

TURNER: The league's tough offense finally putting points on the board in the third quarter. The Seahawks weren't the only ones delivering fancy footwork on the field. Bruno Mars dazzled millions with his high wattage halftime performance. Even dropping a beat with the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


TURNER: You know, I think the Broncos wish that half time show would have just gone on and on and on and they didn't even have to come back on the field. The safety happened 12 seconds into the game and when they came back from halftime, that touchdown return happened 12 seconds into the second half. So it was just a bad night all the way around for the Broncos.

Now, guys, you know, I don't know if you've heard the story of Marshawn Lynch. He is the best running back -- a lot of people arguing the NFL, he is the running back for the Seattle Seahawks. They call him "Beast Mode." It's really a great name for his because he definitely is beast mode on the field.

Well, he has this thing that he doesn't talk to the media. He avoids the media. He doesn't like to the media. He got fined all season for not talking to the media. Rachel Nichols say he didn't even come to the post-game press conference last night after the team won. But guess who caught up with one Marshawn Lynch in the tunnel, me! That's right. So I ran into him just by chance in the tunnel, hanging out and I said, Beast Mode, come on, let's take a selfie. So what happens Beast Mode and I in the tunnel taking a little selfie, having a little fun. It's kind of like where's Waldo, but it's where's Marshawn.

CUOMO: First of all, you are charming on a hundred levels and a dogged reporter. How much do you think of the success was the hat? Go to the split screen. So often I make references and you people don't think I'm close. Look at Paul Bearbryant and Nischelle Turner. I mean, Nichelle's ridiculously gorgeous, but the hat --


BOLDUAN: And Nischelle would have worn this because of that. This wasn't just a fact of a mishap --

CUOMO: You did great as usual.

TURNER: You got to pop the collar, guys.

CUOMO: You're strong.

PEREIRA: Love the selfie.

CUOMO: Thanks for still being out there because it's ugly out there this morning.

BOLDUAN: Thanks Nischelle. We'll get back to you in a bit. So for weeks we heard the non-stop hype, Seattle's defense, the immovable object versus Denver's offense. The irresistible force, it was no contest last night as we've been telling you. The immovable object clearly won. Andy Scholes is here with more. I don't know where Denver was, they just never could get on top.

ANDY SCHOLES, CNN SPORTS: That's right and they say the one way to stop Peyton Manning, you get him out of rhythm, and you could see he is out of rhythm from that very first play with the safety. He only had ten yards passing in the first quarter. The Broncos didn't even get a first down until the second quarter.

And that's the thing about the Seahawks defense. What are they really good at? Pass defense, they've got Richard Sherman, Kamm Chancellor, Earl Thomas back there, and once they know you have to pass, they're just keep teeing off on those receivers non-stop and that's exactly what happened last night. Manning could just never get into rhythm. Nothing ever pass has really happened for the Broncos offense all night.

BOLDUAN: I feel like in the first half he was never even on the field.

SCHOLES: And now unfortunately for Peyton, had a great season, fifth MVP award, record setting numbers and now all everyone is going to remember is this game. Now what do we say for his legacy, he won 1-2 in Super Bowls?

BOLDUAN: I hope that's not his legacy.

CUOMO: You know, you own a big moment, you're a champion forever. Now Peyton's going to have to deal with all that, well, you know, in those big games he's not exactly as good, you know, all that kind of --

BOLDUAN: He has an amazing season. I hope we can remember that as well.

CUOMO: Well, the silver lining is you almost definitely get him back now.

SCHOLES: For sure. There's no way he goes out like this.

PEREIRA: Can we just talk about Seattle, though. How great is that? The first time, I mean, that's just amazing.

CUOMO: I think they should take that name over because they are supersonics.

BOLDUAN: The supersonics Seattle Seahawks.

CUOMO: -- about the Seahawks, I promised that mainly because Michaela just told us.

PEREIRA: Thank you.

CUOMO: Otherwise, it's because they were phenomenal. Andy Schultz, thank you very much. For all those fans at the game, today is going to be hard. You know why? The weather has changed. In the eastern half of the U.S. is expected to get hit with a relentless winter storm. I don't know if you could see it behind the shoulder how the weather is turning. More than 800 flights already cancelled today.

So let's bring in our meteorologist, Chad Myers, tracking all of it. Tell us, Chad, what was that we were seeing there. It was hitting us in the face this morning? Was it rain? Is it frozen rain? What are we seeing?

CHAD MYERS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: Yes, all of the above. It was that ugly mess we talk about, 225 flights already cancelled out of New York City right now. That's 30,000 football fans that can't get back to where they want to go home and 30 -- probably 15,000 Denver Bronco fans that really don't want to see here any longer than they have to.

A 126 planes already out of Newark, the busiest airport there with cancellations. That's 25 percent of the entire fleet right now cancelled because of the winter storm warning that got posted early this morning. New York City, 4 inches to 8 inches, there are going to be 8 inches of snow on the ground.

Remember, it was almost 50 degrees yesterday so a lot of this on the road will melt when it hits, but later on today with 28 degrees, New York City will freeze up and it will be a mess to get home tonight. So if you can, take the train. Philadelphia, it all rain, that will change over, 25 percent of your flights already cancelled this morning.

It's not much better all the way down to D.C. although it's already raining. Dulles and National getting in on the cancellations, this is the big story, 6 inches to 10 inches right through New York City, a little bit more in the higher elevations of New Jersey, the Pocanos and a foot of snow south of Pittsburgh. This is the next one. There's another one coming on Wednesday, too.

BOLDUAN: All right, Chad, thank you very much. So we also have new developments this morning in the death of Oscar-winning actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman. The 46-year-old was found dead Sunday of a suspected drug overdose. An autopsy is scheduled for today.

Now this information about the circumstances surrounding his death comes in. We're getting a sobering reminder of how addiction is a disease with often a fatal outcome. CNN's Alexandra Field is at the scene here in New York with more. Good morning, Alexandra.

ALEXANDRA FIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Good morning, Kate. Overnight friends and fans of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman have been stopping by this Greenwich Village apartment building where his body was found. They have left flowers even candles here, a tribute to the world renowned actor who has spoken publicly about a private struggle.


FIELD (voice-over): A flurry of flash bulbs as actor, Philip Seymour Hoffman's body was carried out of his New York City home. The Academy Award-winning actor was found dead Sunday morning on his bathroom floor of an apparent overdose. Law enforcement sources say Hoffman was found with a needle in his left arm and at least two baggies that they believed contained heroin, several other envelopes were found empty.

Police says Hoffman hadn't been seen since 8:00 the night before. Playwright, David Katz, called police after finding his body at this apartment.


Hoffman's family released a statement that reads in part, "We are devastated by the loss of our beloved Phil and appreciate the outpouring of love and support we have received from everyone."

This was the Philip Seymour Hoffman that was known in this star- studded neighbourhood regarded as a great father and neighbor, one who is concerned about issues in his community.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I feel so horrified in a way and it's bad also to know how he died. He must have been in a lot of pain.

FIELD: Friends say Hoffman moved here last year not far from his family after revealing he was in rehab for abusing prescription pills. Hoffman acknowledged his battle with addiction on "60 Minutes" in 2006.

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN: You get panicked. I was 22 and I got panicked for my life. It was really bad. I always think, God, I have so much empathy for these young actors, they're 19, and all of a sudden they're beautiful, famous and rich and I'm like, my God, dead.

FIELD: Hoffman's death, a profound loss for the Hollywood community. Mia Farrow tweeted, "Sad and mad" #PhilipSH #brilliant, beloved, needles, drugs, loss, waste. Alec Baldwin says, "I worked on two films with Phil Hoffman. He was a consummate stage and film actor and a true gentleman."


FIELD: The NYPD Crime Scene Unit spent hours out here after Hoffman's body was discovered. Police will now be testing the substance that they found on those two baggies to confirm whether in fact it was heroin -- Chris.

CUOMO: All right, Alexandra, thank you very much. Of course, how Philip Seymour Hoffman died is a reminder that addiction is a disease with often fatal outcomes, but it's important now to remember the life and the legacy. Hoffman was one of the most admired and critically acclaimed actors of his generation. This morning, he's mourned not just for qualities on stage and screen, but as a friend and a father of three. CNN's Stephanie Elam looks back at his life.


STEPHANIE ELAM, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Phillip Seymour Hoffman was an actor's actor, a chameleon who transformed effortlessly into every character he played. It was Hoffman's lead role in this 2005 film, "Capote," that won him an Academy Award.

HOFFMAN: One day he stood up and went out the back door while I went out the front.

ELAM: A sizable man, Hoffman transformed on screen into the slam, high voice author, Truman Capote. He called the role intimidating.

HOFFMAN: I did everything I could.

ELAM: His breakout role in film came in 1992 with a small bit in "Scent of A Woman."

HOFFMAN: When I was 24 years old and the cast director ran out of the office and grabbed me in the hallway and said you got the part, I don't think I've been more joyful since that moment.

ELAM: Hoffman landed his first professional stage role before graduating from high school. He then studied acting at New York University and enjoyed a career on stage and on screen. The versatile-intent Hoffman garnered three Tony nominations and three other Oscar nominations for "Charlie Wilson's War" as a nonconforming CIA agent.

HOFFMAN: My loyalty? For 24 years, people have been trying to kill me.

ELAM: For "Doubt" as a priest suspected of inappropriate behaviour.

HOFFMAN: You have no right to go rummaging through my past!

ELAM: And for "The Master" as a charismatic sect leader.

HOFFMAN: I am a writer, a doctor, a nuclear physicist and philosopher but above all, I am a man.

ELAM: A private man, Hoffman will be remembered for roles in more than 50 movies, including the talented Mr. Ripley, Boggy Night, and the "Hunger Games" franchise, roles that cemented him as one of the best actors of his generation. Stephanie Elam, CNN, Los Angeles.


CUOMO: Wow, one of those actors where every time you see one of the movies, you'll remember another one that he was in with a different role and a different ability to show just how great he was.

BOLDUAN: I looked back at some of those highlights of his careers last night and it was just really startling how he can change. I mean, he really is an actor's actor like described. Terrible loss.

CUOMO: Yes, tough for his family, tough for those kids, and we'll keep following the story to put the pieces together as they go along. Lot of news this morning as well so let's get to Michaela Pereira back with us, beautiful necklace, if I may say so and great to have you with us.

PERIERA: Let's take a look at your headlines at about a quarter after the hour. Good morning to you at home. Breaking overnight, police are searching right now for a dangerous inmate who escaped from a Michigan prison on Sunday. Shortly after his escape, Michael Eliot allegedly abducted a woman using a box cutter and had her drive him to Indiana. That woman was able to escape after they pulled over for gas. Eliot was serving a life sentence for multiple first degree murder convictions as well as arson and armed robbery.


Harsh words for John Kerry from the Israelis. Two high-ranking cabinet ministers accusing the secretary of state of trying to undermine Israel's legitimacy. Those comments coming after Kerry warned Jerusalem it was facing the threat of an international boycott because of its West Bank settlements. Prime Minister Netanyahu calling any attempt to boycott Israel unmoral and unjust.

Yet another security breach has exposed the personal information of thousands of people. Guests at hotels like Marriott, Sheraton, and Weston, reportedly has debit and credit card information breached last year through a hotel operator called White Lodging. That company manages 168 hotels in some 21 states. The firm will only say an investigation is in progress. They say they'll reveal more information when it's available. History being made in Washington today as the first female head of the Federal Reserve officially takes the reins. Janet Yellen will be sworn in in a private ceremony this morning. The 67-year-old becomes the first woman chief in the institution's 100 year history. She's got a tough road ahead as the Fed unwinds emergency policies put in place during the financial crisis.

Well, it looks like we are in for a supersized winter, at least according to forecaster Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow Sunday morning at Gobblers Knob in Pennsylvania signaling six more weeks of cold.

BOLDUAN: Phil, we could've told you that.


BOLDUAN: We've got our own Punxsutawney Phil called Chad Myers. He's been helping us out.

CUOMO: That's not nice.

BOLDUAN: Not! I'm only saying --

CUOMO: On the predictive level, you're saying. Not that he resembles a -

BOLDUAN: He doesn't look like -- Cut me some slack.

All right, we're going to take a break. Coming up next on NEW DAY, Russia is responding to fears that militants and so-called "black widows" may strike during the Sochi games, telling as many as 100 women to stay home. We're going to take you live to Russia with details.

CUOMO: And you know we all want to watch the 401k that's why we want the market to go up, right? It's been a tough new year for us. We had a great year in 2013. Were we going to rebound now? Is it going to keep going down? What is the trending? We'll give you our best sense coming back.



CUOMO: Welcome back. We have a CNN exclusive for you this morning about a stunning new development ahead of the Sochi winter games. Suspected extremists and black widows in Dagestan have been ordered under a kind of house arrest until after the Olympics are over. The reason -- fears they may become suicide bombers. Senior international correspondent Nick Peyton Walsh actually spoke with one of these people. He joins us from Sochi, live, this morning. Nick, what's the situation?

NICK PATON WALSH, CNN SENIOR INTERNATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Chris, in the hills of Dagestan, a town called Buynaksk, we traveled to, that's where the two suicide bombers that hit the Volgograd train station late December came from. We spoke to -- I spoke to six women, most of them didn't want to be identified. They all told the same story, police putting pressure on them saying you cannot leave this town till the Olympics are finished. We're going to call on you three times a week, you better stay where you are. If we don't know where you are, we'll put you on the wanted list.

Similarly, in another town called Gupden (ph), we spoke to locals there who gave me a list of are 64 people, some of them women, who they said have been told by police to sign a piece of paper saying they won't leave Dagestan till the Olympics were finished.

Now, police won't confirm this, they won't comment at all, but the reason these people have been put on these restrictions is they all openly say one of their relatives, perhaps a husband or a father at some point was a militant who had been killed. That seems to be the connection they're concerned about, why they're restricting these movements. People are very angry over what they feel is a violation of their civil liberties, but of course Russia doing what it can to ensure (ph) safety down there, Chris.

CUOMO: And obviously the exercise of civil liberties very different there than in a place that's, say, like the U.S. So, what are you able to figure out in terms of the reasonable basis for suspicion of any of these people? Is there any kind of basis that we know of?

WALSH: Well, one of the women I spoke to very open. Both her late husband was killed by Russian special forces in a storm, believing he was an insurgent and then actually her son-in-law was killed only in September in a similar operation. So clearly, they openly admit to, they say the police say we're worried you're going to become suicide bombers, they say that's not going to happen, but that's the reason why they're being kept such close tabs upon right now. Back to you, Kate.

BOLDUAN: All right, Nick, thank you very much.

So, we're watching Wall Street this morning. Stock futures pointing to a case of the Mondays. Asian and European markets are taking a hit, and after a bleak January people are asking what's next? Okay. Let's bring in CNN's chief business correspondent Christine Romans with much more on this. You're going to say people shouldn't be surprisedm, but why?

CHRISTINE ROMANS, CNN CHIEF BUSINESS CORRESPONDENT: People shouldn't be surprised because last year is unbelievable. You had a 30 percent gain in the S&P 500. It basically never went down. That is not usual and so many people are saying you need a correction. We have not had a meaningful correction in stocks in more than a year and a half. I mean think about that.

When stocks go down a correction, that's like 10 percent. Sometimes that's the pause that refreshes things, allows new buyers to get it, buy stocks a little cheaper, and move things higher again. We just have not had that yet. And so many people are saying we need to have that correction. I don't think you should be surprised if stocks go down a few more percentage points. I really don't. BOLDUAN: Do you think it's going to get much worse?

ROMANS: You know, you're only down 5.3 percent for the month of January. Which, when you look at how we opened up 30 percent over the past year --

BOLDUAN: Right. When you take it in perspective.

ROMANS: Take it in perspective. But there's so many things we have to deal with. We have auto sales today, a construction spending number, you have Janet Yellin taking over at the Fed, the first woman in its 100 year history so a change of leadership there. Friday you have a jobs report, a debt ceiling deadline that gets hit on Friday as well when our borrowing authority runs out, and there's measures - you've got a lot of different things that could be a risk for the stock market in the U.S. economy right here.

BOLDUAN: When it comes to risk, it means people are going to take a pause.

ROMANS: Absolutely. And so that's what you're seeing here. So, futures lower this morning, so it looks like February is going to start just the same way that January left off.

BOLDUAN: All right, thanks Christine.

ROMANS: You're welcome.

BOLDUAN: It's a big week.

ROMANS: It really is.

BOLDUAN: It really is a big week.

CUOMO: Coming up, on NEW DAY, a combative Chris Christie, still insisting he knew nothing about those controversial lane closures on the George Washington bridge. He has a simple message for the media and for investigators: "prove it." Now we hear of a stack of subpoenaed documents arriving today. May they tell a different story?

BOLDUAN: And while Seattle was winning the Super Bowl, who was cashing in on the commercial bowl? The best and worst ads from the big game, ahead.



PEREIRA: Welcome back to NEW DAY. Let's bring you up to date on the very latest news at half past the hour. For the first time in their 38-year history, the Seattle Seahawks are Super Bowl champions. They crushed the Denver Broncos 43-8 last night. Peyton Manning's quest for a second Super Bowl victory falling painfully short, but he did indicate he plans to return next year, saying he and the team will use the loss to fuel them for the 2014/2015 season. An outpouring of grief for Oscar winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. An autopsy is scheduled for today, after the 46-year-old was found dead inside his Greenwich Village apartment Sunday, of a suspected drug overdoes. Investigators say they discovered two bags of what they believe to be heroin at the scene. Last year, Hoffman announced he was entering rehab after being clean for some 23 years. He's survived by his long-time partner and their three children.

Syrian civil war flaring up again. Anti-government activists report punishing air raids on rebel-held areas in Aleppo. Military aircraft dropping barrel bombs killing at least 90 people, some of them women and children. Opposition rebels say days of heavy bombing prove Syrian President Assad has no interest in a negotiated end to a three- year-old conflict.

Famed film director, Woody Allen, speaking out on renewed claims he sexually abused his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow. Allen calls the accusations, quote, untrue and disgraceful.


Farrow penned an open letter in "The New York Times," saying the abuse started when she was seven-years-old. On Sunday Allen's attorney said the story was fabricated by Mia Farrow while she and Allen were embroiled in a bitter break up.