GMA: Robin Roberts’ Absence Explained
On Good Morning America April 18 2013 and there was still no sign of Lara Spencer or Robin Roberts. Today, they explained where Robin Roberts has been, though. Last week, she came back from vacation feeling under the weather, but she saw her doctor and she’s fine now, resting at home. She’s hoping to be better in time for next week. I know we all wish her the best. Amy Robach was on the show today in her place.
As for Lara Spencer, I’m just going to go ahead and assume she’s on vacation, too, although I think it’s weird they haven’t mentioned anything on the show about where she’s been. Meanwhile, Rachel Smith filled in for Lara Spencer and coincidentally, today was Rachel Smith’s birthday. Everyone wished her a happy one while she waved them away and said they should move on. Does Rachel Smith hate birthdays or was she just embarrassed? It’s hard to say.
GMA: West Texas Fertilizer Factory Explosions
A fertilizer plant in West Texas exploded overnight, killing 15 people. Entire blocks of the small town were leveled in the blast. At least 180 were injured. The town only had 2800. The explosion occurred just as people in town were sitting down for dinner. The cause of the explosion is still a mystery. The blast was so powerful, it registered as an earthquake, 2.1 on the Richter scale, felt 45 miles away. It destroyed nearly 100 businesses and homes in the area, including a nearby school and a nursing home. People evacuated so quickly, the town looks like a ghost town, with many people even leaving their lights on.
GMA: Boston Marathon Bombings Update
The President and the First Lady will visit Boston today for a service for the victims. Investigators have gone through the thousands of images and video, and now they are looking at a man who dropped off a bag and left the scene of the second explosion. The footage was captured by a department store camera and has not been made public.
GMA: Ricin Letter-Sender Caught
The man who allegedly sent letters through the mail to President Barack Obama and Mississippi Senator Roger Wicker containing poison has been caught. The letters are suspected of containing ricin, but they’re still being analyzed.
GMA: Twitter Unveils a Music Discovery App
Rachel Smith was pumped to give us news of Twitter’s new music discovery app, which was a world exclusive on GMA. The new app will change the way people discover music, giving recommendations based on Twitter activity and also allowing musicians to list their favorite music, giving followers the chance to look at their favorite artist’s inspirations. Rachel Smith called this a “21st mixtape.” Josh Elliott said she didn’t know what a mixtape was because she too young. Amy Robach said she missed mixtapes and said she had one for all kinds. She had a Spring Break mixtape, a breakup mixtape and she made mixtapes for her boyfriends.
GMA: Tabloid Plays Cupid For Gwyneth Paltrow
Gwyneth Paltrow told The Sun that the British tabloids were responsible for the love match between her and her husband, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin. The tabloids reported that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin were together before the two had even met. Those columns pushed the two to meet, which is what Gwyneth Paltrow said pushed them together. Now, it’s 10years and two kids later, and they’re still happily married.
GMA: Chow Chow Puppy Stuck In Bowl
Cute animal videos are back! As I said yesterday, cute animal videos are really what this country needs after all the dark news. They’re a nice 30 second distraction. Today’s video was an adorable chow chow puppy who got stuck in a bowl and no matter how much the little guy tried, he couldn’t get out. He just spun and spun like a seal.