*The parents of Jordan Davis, a black Florida teen who was shot in an altercation over loud music, spoke to “Good Morning America’s” Robin Roberts on Wednesday about the controversial verdict in their son’s death. [Click through to watch.]
Michael Dunn, a 47-year-old white software engineer, got into an argument with four young men in a Jacksonville parking lot on Nov. 23, 2012 over the volume of the music playing in an SUV next to his car. Davis was one of the passengers in the SUV. The argument culminated in Dunn firing several shots at the vehicle, killing Davis.
A jury found Dunn guilty on three counts of second-degree attempted murder for firing into the car, but could not come to a decision on the charge of first-degree murder for the death of Davis.
Lupita Nyong’o attends the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2014 at Spring Studios on February 13, 2014 in New York City
*An interview with “12 Years a Slave” star Lupita Nyong’o will be featured on ABC’s “Countdown to the Oscars,” a backstage pass to the Academy Awards, featuring Q&As with the nominees, rare footage of them before they were famous, and a special celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Forrest Gump.”
“Good Morning America” co-hosts Robin Roberts and Josh Elliott anchor the special hour, with reporting from Lara Spencer and Chris Connelly.
An ABC statement says of Nyong’o:
*Robin Roberts and Lara Spencer of ABC’s “Good Morning America” will hit the red carpet for the network’s Oscar live pre-show coverage.
They’ll be joined by Jess Cagle, editor of People and editorial director of Entertainment Weekly, as well as actor, model and television host Tyson Beckford.
The network’s red carpet coverage will kick off on Sunday, Mar. 2 at 7 p.m. ET, with Brad Lachman as producer, Michael Seligman as supervising producer and Bill Bracken as coordinating producer. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, producers of the Oscars telecast, are the pre-show’s executive producers, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Oscars, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, will be broadcast live March 2 on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.
*“Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts on Monday addressed her recent coming out and revealed a photo of herself with her girlfriend Amber.
“I’m going to tell you all this, because you have had a front row seat for that tumultuous year,” Roberts said. “I have never been happier or healthier than I am right now.”
Roberts first revealed her relationship with Amber in a year-end Facebook post about her recovery from last year’s bone marrow transplant.