Christine Romans and Zoraida Sambolin tell you what’s trending on the web today. And it’s a date!
Supermodel Kate Upton says she'd "love to go" to prom with 17-year-old Jake Davidson. The LA high school senior asked the supermodel to prom in a YouTube video that went viral. Jake was doing a live TV interview yesterday when Upton called in and said if her schedule permits, she'd love to be his prom date.
Tina Fey gets into character as Sarah Palin once again. The comedian channeled the former governor of Alaska while answering James Lipton's questions on yesterday's episode of Bravo's "Inside the Actor's Studio".
John Berman and Zoraida Sambolin tell you what's trending on the web this morning, including Twitter users posting outrage over Oscar snubs for Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow in the director category for “Argo” and “Zero Dark Thirty”, respectively. And freak-outs over an invisible driver when an aspiring magician pranks drive-thru workers who can’t see him in the driver’s seat costume he created. He recorded the whole thing.
“Early Start” brings you a story of a brave 17-year-old Minnesota teen. Diagnosed with terminal cancer, Zach Sobiech doesn’t expect to live to see his 18th birthday but he is determined to leave behind a musical legacy. CNN’s Ed Lavandera has his story.
“Zach Sobiech’s soul is filled with lyrics racing against time to get out,” Lavandera says. Zach was diagnosed with a rare bone cancer three years ago. After ten surgeries and endless chemotherapy, his doctor has told him he has just months to live. His mother has since suggested he write letters goodbye to family and friends.
“I am awful at writing,” Zach says. “I can’t sit down and write a letter. I’ve tried. I decided to pick up my guitar to start playing music.”
“That’s how his song called ‘Clouds’ was born,” Lavandera says, “a goodbye to those he loves.”
“It’s kind of me always being there for them,” Zach says. “If they keep singing that song throughout their whole life out, I’ll be right there next to them the whole way.”
He can’t stop writing lyrics now, “there are so many songs he wants to leave behind,” Lavandera says. “I can’t really put on the breaks at all,” Zach says, “I can’t wait for anything.”
“Turning the heartache of cancer into unforgettable melodies is Zach Sobiech’s final wish on this long goodbye.”
Alina Cho on how 19-year-old Baron Ewing was charged with child abuse after a YouTube video of incident was found.
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