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January 17th, 2011
11:57 AM ET

Favorites victorious at Golden Globes

There weren't too many surprises out of Sunday night's Golden Globes in Los Angeles, but there were some memorable moments.

From Natalie Portman to Glee, the nominees widely favored to win were the ones who walked away with the awards. But, the overwhelming winner of the night was The Social Network, taking home four awards, including those for Best Drama and Best Screenplay. CNN's Alina Cho was at Sunday night's big event and gives Kiran Chetry and TJ Holmes the inside scoop about the Globes' glitz, glamor and one particularly moving moment.

Filed under: Entertainment
January 17th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Jamal Anderson: Jets ‘got it done,’ ‘physically manhandled the Patriots’

New York Jets fans are rejoicing this morning after plowing passed Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 28-21 Sunday night on the Pats' home field.

So, how did all the trash talking that went on between the two teams prior to the game flush out?

Although his Atlanta Falcons may have been shut down 48-21 by the Green Bay Packers this weekend , Jamal Anderson, former Falcon running back, has a lot to say about the Jets. Today on American Morning, he shares his Jets-Pats game recap and looks to the Jets’ next playoff game against the Pittsburg Steelers.

Filed under: Sports
January 17th, 2011
10:20 AM ET

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords now breathing on her own

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords made major progress over the weekend. Doctors have upgraded her medical status from critical to serious condition, eight days after being shot in the head at a public event in Tucson.

Today on American Morning, CNN Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains how Giffords breathing on her own is a major step in recovery. Cohen also previews the next steps of recovery process.

Filed under: Arizona • Health
January 17th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Video game addiction linked to mental health issues, new study says

A new study to be released in the February issue of Pediatrics conducted by Developmental Psychologist Dr. Douglas Gentile links video game addiction with mental health issues. The study looked at 3-thousand 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th grade children and determined that 9 percent had "pathological gaming" problems. Such problems, the study found, were linked to certain mental health issues including depression, anxiety and poor grades.

So, who's at risk? The results of the study show that children who are more socially awkward, with a high tendency toward impulsive behavior and who play a greater amount of video games were more at risk of becoming addicted to video games. And, those who were addicted were more likely to develop issues such as depression, anxiety and poor grades. Critics of  Dr. Gentile's study  say it was poorly designed, citing flawed methodology.

This study comes in the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, where alleged gunman Jared Loughner gunned down Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and bystanders at Giffords' constituent event, killing six. Loughner is said to have posted violent and disturbing comments on internet gaming sites. CNN's Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen talks to Kiran Chetry about the new study's findings.

Filed under: Health • Mental Health
January 17th, 2011
09:28 AM ET

Perry's Principles: Can an iPad replace textbooks?

If you have picked up your child's backpack recently you know how heavy it gets. From the elementary level all the way through college, students are inundated with textbook homework and term papers that require hardcover and heavy to carry sources. Lugging the books back and forth from school can be quite the challenge.

But new technology may soon make that all irrelevant. Schools across the nation are relying on iPads, Kindles, netbooks and e-readers to supplement or replace their original curricula. But do iPads make a difference in the classroom? Can they be just good as pen and paper?

Educator Steve Perry joins American Morning to talk about what he has seen in his school and where the technology trend is heading.

Filed under: Education • Perry's Principles • Technology
January 17th, 2011
07:30 AM ET

Tea Party leader: Everybody thought 'he didn't really say that, did he?'

Tensions remain high in Tucson, Ariz., this morning after last week's shooting and an incident this weekend at a televised town hall event. ABC's Christiane Amanpour was hosting a special town hall edition of her program, "This Week," when in the middle of the taping, survivor of the shooting, James Eric Fuller, attempted to photograph TucsonTea Party Organizer Trent Humphries and said, "You are dead," when Humphries began to speak.

Fuller is undergoing mental health evaluations this morning.  On American Morning today, Humphries talks to AM's Kiran Chetry about what may have provoked the exchange.

Filed under: Arizona