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>> back in half hour after that. if you have a chance, enjoy the sunshine. going to be beautiful. see you back here tomorrow. good morning. breaking news. al qaeda releases a video of american hostage warren weinstein, the first since his kidnapping in pakistan last august. this morning, his emotional appeal. "today" exclusive, the woman at the center of the secret service prostitution scandal speaks out in her first american levision interview. how did she meet the agents? what happened in that hotel in colombia? is she now trying to cash in on her story? we'll hear from her. and record smasher. "the avengers" came up with the biggest opening weekend ever. more than $200 million. and it's already on its way to becoming one of the top grossing movies of all time "today," becoming one of the top grossing movies of all time "today," monday, may 7th, 2012.
captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. good morning, everybody. want to follow this breaking news that he just mentioned. ear going to be talking about this hostage video showing 70-year-old maryland native warren weinstein. he was abducted more than eight months ago when gunmen broke into his home in pakistan where he was working as an adviser. >> the video is less than three minutes long and weinstein addresses president obama directly in it. we do not yet know when or where that tape was made. we're going to get the latest in a live report coming up. >> also there's an alarming turn in the search for a mother and her three daughters. they were abducted in tennessee. two unidentified bodies found in
a home of the lone suspect who is still out on the loose. well now authorities fear that that man may have changed his appearance and perhaps even the appearance of some of those he allegedly abducted. so we'll have the latest on the manhunt coming up this morning. >> then i think it's the big question at john edwards' trial as it enters its third week. will his former mistress, rielle hunter, take the stand? and if she does, will she be testifying for the defense or the prosecution? we'll be talking about that, as well. >> and then a story that really will probably get you thinking. because imagine finding a million dollars in the trash. an arkansas woman says it happened to her when she pulled a winning lottery ticket out of the garbage at a convenience store. she cashed it in. even started spending the winnings. now a judge has declared that that money doesn't belong to her. we're going to talk to her in an exclusive, live interview coming up this morning. >> let us begin on this monday morning with the top headlines. for that we head over to the news desk where natalie is standing by. >> good morning, matt and ann. good morning, everyone. an aide worker kidnapped last
summer in pakistan has resurfaced this morning in a video message released by al qaeda. nbc news cannot verify when or where the video was produced. nbc's foreign correspondent richard engel is here with more. >> good morning. in this video al qaeda is apparently trying to show what good kidnappers they are. this video, which does appear to be genuine, shows warren weinstein sitting in a clean outfit in front of him are large plates of food, and a table stacked with several books. at one stage warren weinstein is even shown eating some of the food. but at the same time, he says, his fate is in president obama's hands. and he makes a direct appeal to the president as a father and says he will be killed unless al qaeda's demands are met. al qaeda wants an end to all drone attacks in afghanistan and pakistan. and a release of its prisoners. >> all right, richard engel following this breaking news for us. thank you, richard. san francisco has elected a new president, ousting incumbent
nicolas sarkozy in favor of socialist francois hollande. the new president-elect is expected to be inaugurated later this month. the change of leadership could rattle world markets as he's promised a new economic course for france saying austerity is no longer inevidental. for more on how those changes in europe could impact our markets we turn to cnbc's courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you, courtney. >> hi, good morning, natalie. those election results already weighing on the markets. the real concern is uncertainty. new leadership, or even the lack of definitive leadership, could raise fresh doubts about austerity measures and budget cuts, again raising those concerns about europe's debt crisis. meantime, ceo of berkshire hathaway warren buffett addressing a crowd of 30,000 in omaha this weekend, telling his shareholders his early-stage prostate cancer is a nonevent and he feels terrific. natalie? >> good to hear that. courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. thanks. a rocky beginning on the road to bringing the accused 9/11 masterminds to trial.
an arraignment hearing in guantanamo bay, cuba, this weekend was repeatedly interrupted by khalid shaikh mohammed and his four co-defendants. the suspects refused to answer questions, some shouted, and during breaks laughed amongst themselves as the families of 9/11 victims looked on. another hearing is set for next month, as officials try to advance the case. another reason to celebrate for the hikers who were freed last fall. after serving years in detention in an iranian prison on charges of espionage, sarah shourd and shane bauer were married this weekend in san francisco. they'd become engaged while in prison. bauer had proposed with an engagement ring made out of the threads of his shirt. the third hiker josh fattal served as best man. the couple is now on their honeymoon in an undisclosed location. and the actor best known for his role as the lovably gim doober pyle has died. he was a fixture on the 196os
sitcom playing goober, gomer's cousin. he died in nashville after a breathe illness. andy griffith recalls him as a friend and said he remembers him with, quote, great respect. lindsay was 83. six minutes past the hour. matt, ann, and al, he once has said about himself that i've made america laugh, i'm not the only one, i've contributed something. so, very sweet. >> yeah, it is sweet. and he really did. he made a lot of people happy. >> grew up on that show. loved that show. >> he's still on. >> i know. >> mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> we've got some rough stuff in the midsection of the country. flood advisories, flood warnings up south of chicago all the way down to del rio, texas, with flood watches. risk area as we start to see a system make its way to the east. bringing rain all the way from texas on up into detroit. the risk area stretches from texarkana up to cleveland and extreme western pennsylvania. mainly damaging winds, and a lot of rain. some areas have been picking up two to three inches of rain from
western pennsylvania all the way down to central texas. we've got a good-looking day shaping up, especially right by the water. if you're waking up on the bay side or at the coast, today temperatures are going to be in the 70s downright perfection. 74 in san francisco, a little on the toasty side, inland, 88 degrees in san jose. the microclimates kicking in. basically a summer-like pattern all week long. you'll need the short sleeves and the sunscreen. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. nine members of the u.s. secret service are leaving the agency in the wake of that prostitution scandal, tied to president obama's trip to colombia. this morning, though, we're hearing from the woman at the center of it all. nbc's michelle kosinski sat down with her exclusively in madrid. michelle, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt.
she's a 24-year-old mom, has family here. she chose to do this interview, not being paid for it, saying her life's been turned upside down since being exposed as an es sort. and in her version of 9 events she called the secret service men stupid brutes which put extreme partying ahead of the president's security. >> translator: no. they like to show off heir bodies. great bodies. well-defined abs. they like attention, and we colombian women are not used to that. i was surprised that every time he dance with me he lift up his sweater so i could see. >> so they were acting very bold, and sure of themselves? >> translator: they were full of themselves. there was an -- >> were they shy about asking for sex or were they very direct about it? >> translator: very direct. i will say too direct.
>> did any of them say that they had done this before? >> translator: no, but the way they approach it it seems obvious that they were used to doing it, because people that do this for the first time are very shy. >> what if someone said, well, you went to the bar, you tempted these guys. >> translator: no, i'm not to blame for being attractive. they are to blame for leaving their jewelry bond. >> reporter: danya suarez says the three men who approached her and her friend, she assumed they were tourist, were drinking like quote it was water but were still coherent. she said she made it clear that a night with her would cost $800. >> translator: these are very basic words. sex, sexto, cash, money, dinero. i made a sign with my fingers so that he couldn't pretend that he was charging $80 or 80 cents. okay, no problem.
let's go. >> reporter: she says after what she described as normal sex he fell asleep. that she could have gone through or stolen everything in his room, but didn't. and the next morning -- >> translator: he told me to stay. >> he told you to stay longer? >> translator: he told me stay here. stay, my love. >> stay my love. >> translator: i told him no. i told him to give me my money. that i was going home. >> was he angry? >> translator: very angry. very angry. >> she says the man, allegedly a secret service agent, gave her $50, ordered her out, closed the door. police got involved. she says other agents gathered about $250, and she left. >> translator: i think it's fair that they can never have their -- again. >> what do you think of these guys? >> translator: -- >> why do you laugh so much? >> translator: they seem like completely stupid. idi idiots. i don't know how obama had them
in his security force. what dumb men. >> the laughter lasts only until she thinks of her own life and of her 9-year-old son. she says in a way she feels sorry for the men involved but that no one should feel sorry for her. >> translator: i know that it's something shameful and ugly. i don't justify it, but i did it. i kept it a low profile. never again. >> a u.s. official acknowledges that investigators haven't talked to her because she left the country and they couldn't reach her and that the agent she claims to have been with has resigned. she says she has been contacted by a major american publishing house with interest in a book deal, which she says she'd be willing to do and still has plenty more details to tell. matt? >> all right, michelle kosinski in madrid for us this morning. michelle, thank you very much. it's 11 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. the presidential race has entered a new phase after president obama officially kicked off his re-election campaign over the weekend.
chuck todd is nbc's chief white house correspondent and political director. he joins us now. chuck, good morning. >> good morning, ann. you know, after months of attempting to officially campaign only a few days or even hours a week, president obama has now gone into full campaign mode with kickoff rallies in the two most important battle ground states, a searing new line of attack on mitt romney and later today the unveiling of his version of a morning in america tv ad that's more like, it's still the middle of the night but sunrise is on the way. >> we're still fired up. we're still ready to go. >> reporter: president obama kicking off a re-election campaign that his team has been building behind the scenes for over a year. >> we've got to move forward. to the future that we imagined in 2008. >> reporter: candidate obama spent as much time going after mitt romney as he did defending his own record. >> he doesn't seem to understand that maximizing profits by whatever means necessary might not always be good for the average american, or for the american economy.
>> reporter: but the president's challenge may be less romney, and more the tepid economic recovery, a theme romney hits constantly. >> this is a sad time in america. when people who want work can't find jobs. half of the kids coming out of college can't find work. or can't find work that's consistent with their -- with their skills. this is a time when america wants to have someone who knows what it takes to create jobs and get people working again. i think it helps to have had a job, to create a job, and i have, and i will. >> reporter: romney believes he only needs to ask one question to win. are you better off now than you were four years ago? it's a powerful message, and it's why the president wants a different question asked. >> the question that will actually make a difference in your life, in the lives of your children, is not just about how we're doing today, but how we'll be doing tomorrow. >> reporter: this, we're not there yet mantra, is an important thread in the president's first major tv ad,
debuting later today. >> instead of losing jobs, we're creating them. we're not there yet. it's still too hard for too many. but we're coming back. >> reporter: meanwhile the current vice president made a little bit of his own news, going farther on gay marriage than his boss. >> i am absolutely comfortable with the fact that men marrying men, women marrying women, and heterosexual men and women marrying are entitled to the same exact rights, all the civil rights, all the civil liberties, and quite frankly, i don't see much of a distinction. >> now to the interview, biden's office sent out a statement saying that the vice president was not speaking for the administration, speaking for himself, and just like the president, he's evolving, too, ann. >> all right, chuck todd this morning. chuck, thanks. david gregory is the moderator of "meet the press." david, good morning to you. >> good morning, ann. >> so as we just heard chuck reporting, the -- the romney campaign seems to be thinking if it just asks the question, are you better off now than you were four years ago that it could
have a good chance of winning. but what do you think about the president's response to that, that things are getting better but year not there yet? how is that going to hold up in the face of that powerful message? >> well, it's going to be a contest. because if it is a referendum on the president's leadership it's a problem for the president when you see weak economic recovery. what the president is getting at is who's got the vision? who's got the vision for the future of economic recovery? the message is hang in there, the hole is so big, we're coming out of it, and the more people like the president, and we've seen this in polling that he's likable, the better chance, perhaps, he has to persuade them to stick with him. but, he's got to really try to make romney an unacceptable alternative. and that effort is under way, as well. >> clearly they're trying to frame each other. on the question of romney and and wooing independents, does he have to work really hard now to back track off of some of his positions in the past as he was trying to win the primary, or, or is it enough for him to simply be trying to take down president obama? >> well, what he's going to do is try to build up some of the positive aspects of himself as a candidate. you know in a hard-fought
primary campaign, a lot of negative ads. that negativity washed onto him. and he's got to turn that around, there's a reintroduction going on by romney to the american people about what his experience is, what his attributes are. but you're right, he wants to keep that attention on the president's record, and present himself as a reasonable alternative. not easy to take down an incumbent as they're going for re-election but that's the argument he'll make. >> i want to ask you a little bit about the news that was made on your broadcast on sunday when the vice president talked about gay marriage, said he was absolutely comfortable with gay couples who marry receiving the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples. is this some backtracking it seems by the white house, is it possible that the white house could cause itself some damage in backtracking too much off of this? >> the reality is that the vice president, on the program yesterday, went farther than he's ever gone. he had been opposed to same-sex marriage. the president, in talking about himself, had talked about his views evolving. clearly the vice president's views have evolved.
he, in effect, endorsed same-sex marriage but saying that he doesn't set policy, that would be a decision for the president to make. certainly it's going to be difficult to try to walk that back now. and the reality is for the vice president and the president, there is a widespread expectation that if there is a second obama term, that they will look at same-sex marriage again, and perhaps, the expectation is, come around to fully supporting it, but not before re-election. >> all right, david gregory. always great to talk to you. thanks so much. >> thanks, ann. >> it is now 7:17. once again here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. the trial of former presidential candidate john edwards enters its third week today. and so far there has been no sign of his former mistress rielle hunter. nbc's lisa myers is at the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina. hi, lisa. >> hey, matt, good morning. prosecutors say they finished presenting their case against john edwards as early as thursday. the question everyone is buzzing about, will they call rielle
hunter? or will she, instead, testify later for the defense? this private jet belonging to 101-year-old heiress rachelle "bunny" mellon once transported john edwards back and forth to mellon's estate. on sunday that jet landed in greensboro, carrying a key witness, mellon's lawyer alex forger. forger is expected to tell the jury more today about how he discovered $725,000 in checks mellon had secretly written to help edwards with an unspecified personal problem. but which she later learned were used, at least in part, to hide his girlfriend, rielle hunter. though she's not been spotted anywhere near the courthouse, hunter has been a constant presence in the courtroom. thoroughly trashed by most government witnesses. one former campaign aide testified that her website was sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, and astrology. >> i do think the government has gone out of its way with its
witnesses to portray miss hunter in an unflattering way. >> reporter: in 2010 oprah winfrey asked hunter about her reputation. >> gold digger, home wrecker. new-age airhead. do you think that you have been unfairly judged? >> yes. i -- i believe it's -- well, it's not accurate. it's not who i am. >> okay. >> i think it's likely that the government will call rielle hunter as the crowning part of their case. >> reporter: but others say hunter is too risky for the prosecution. >> edwards' attorney indicated in a pretrial hearing that he believed her testimony would be consistent with john edwards'. >> reporter: in court, andrew young has testified that it was edwards who asked him to falsely claim paternity of hunter's child. but hunter disputes that. >> and andrew was sitting right directly across from me, and he said, just tell him i'll say it's mine. i'll say it's mine. >> reporter: the government alleges that money used to hide hunter amounted to illegal campaign contributions. which edwards denies.
if hunter is called to the stand, she'll almost certainly be asked about her relationship with edwards today. friends say they spend significant time together parenting quinn, who is now 4, but don't live together. hunter's spokesperson says rielle hunter is looking forward to telling the truth. matt? >> all right, lisa myers in north carolina on this story for us. lisa, thank you very much. it's 20 after. here's ann. >> all right, matt, thank you. a large sinkhole that's opened up in a florida neighborhood and forced at least one family to move out is threatening more homes this morning. nbc's kerry sanders is in wind mere, florida, with more on this story. kerry, good morning. >> well, good morning, ann. sinkholes are not that rare, because they dot the central florida landscape but this one is a little bit different, because it appears to still be growing. now we don't know how deep it is so i've set up a little experiment here. we've got a weight and we've measured the rope out every six
feet, as i toss this out at the water take a look at what was, and what is. what is now a giant hole in the ground was just a few days ago a backyard playground. where sand bill cranes paraded in the afternoon sun. a spot of ceron ter disappeared when the earth began to swallow the yard. >> what's your emergency? >> there's a gigantic hole in my backyard. >> reporter: in that first call to 911, lou went from incredulous curiosity to full-on emergency evacuation. >> everybody out of the house. come on, come on, everybody out of the house. >> reporter: denise was the first to realize something was wrong as the hole took down four 30-foot tall oak trees. >> she woke me up and said lou there's a hole in the backyard, and i -- i told her it's probably a warthog, i don't know why i said warthog. >> i said, no, it is a hole. >> she was shaking.
and then when i saw her shaking, and the panic in her face, we both ran downstairs, and as we ran down, it was collapsing. the ground was collapsing into itself. >> reporter: the family evacuated and emptied their home. just in case the sinkhole continues to grow. which is a very legitimate concern. >> police said it was 1500 feet across and 200 feet deep. >> reporter: in 1981, in nearby winter park, florida, a sinkhole swallowed a car dealership, a public swimming pool, and a portion of the roadway, all in a single day. geologists say these surprise openings are created when florida's sandy soil, on top of clay, which is all supported on a deep earth layer of limestone, faces a sudden and violent a collapse. the catastrophic event is off be the result of a dramatic shift in florida's unique underground rivers. in this case experts say one of those rivers likely started to dry up, because of this year's record drought. >> if you lower that water level then all of a sudden you leave space where the ground on top can actually sink down into it,
hence the sinkhole. >> reporter: so there is such a thing as sinkhole insurance, but it's not really a popular thing to people to buy. it's not mandatory. now we've measured this and i've pulled this back out. it's about 30 feet deep. that's assuming our weight didn't actually hit one of the trees that was sucked down into the earth. yes, as you saw at the bottom here because this happened this weekend. this is a cinco de mayo. >> kerry sanders giving us something to smile about. it's nice to see the family also having a sense of humor about this. thanks so much this morning. and still ahead, an ominous turn in the story, a search for a missing mom and her three young daughters, as two bodies are found in the home of the lone suspect. but first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm a native californian.
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it is 7:26. i'm jon kelley, an oakland man hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in an apparent robbery overnight. all happened on holly street on international boulevard around 12:30 this morning. police say it appears the man was robbed out on the street, but that confrontation continued inside a house. >> and inside the residence and we're still trying to investigate further. >> police say the man was shot right in the chest. both of those suspects still on the loose at this hour. right now, let's take a look outside to see what's happening for the weather. christina loren has a beautiful shot and beautiful weather. >> beautiful weather. it's going to start getting downright toasty by noon today inland.
you might want to get outdoors and walk the dog now while it's still nice. taking a live look over alcatraz. the camera has a bit of a shake to it. we do have winds out there and they will pick up throughout the day, but mainly clear conditions to start you out. 80s inland today, and then we stay warm just about all week long. couple 90s on the temperature map today in places like los gatos. 74 for san francisco and 84 degrees up in wine country for santa rosa today. as we head through tomorrow, few more clouds, little cooler as a result. by wednesday, 82 degrees, we're going to increase your clouds. by thursday, brilliant sunshine, yet again then friday into saturday, we warm you right back up. so temperatures are going to be on the mild side about 10 degrees above their seasonal averages this week. make sure if you work outside you're drinking lots of water. check your drive at 7:27 with mike. >> we're going to point out an issue here. debris reported, two boxes of metal piping fell off the roadway and scattered across the two middle lanes.
and added concern that's the route we're suggesting as your alternate. southbound 680 to westbound 580 to get around the one-way traffic. just west of bollinger canyon road where a motorcycle had major injuries to the driver after a collision with a cow, believe it or not. we have slow drive now out of the dublin interchange and south 680 down through sunol really kicking in, speeds in the 40s down towards highway 84. northbound 101 and 280 kicking in for that commute in the south bay. the gradual build, your usual suspects for san jose, jon. back to you. >> thank you very much. and for the latest updates, check us out on nbc bay area on facebook. we're back in half an hour with another local update. are you guys okay? yeah. ♪ [ man ] i had a great time. thank you, it was really fun. ♪ [ crash ] i'm going to write down my number, but don't use it. [ laughing ] ♪ [ engine turns over ] [ male announcer ] the all-new subaru impreza®.
supermodel linda evangelista once said that she wouldn't wake up for less than $10,000 a day. well now she's asking for a reported $46,000 a month in child support, from the father of her 5-year-old son, who happens to be salma hayek's billionaire husband. more on the record sum at the center of the bitter court battle is coming up this morning. it is now 7:30 on a monday morning, may 7th, 2012. i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. >> all right. also ahead another very high profile fight over money. this one from arkansas. where a woman found a million dollar lottery ticket in the trash. she then claimed what would be a
life-changing prize for most people. but a judge now says the money isn't hers. even though she has already spent about $200,000 of it. we're going to talk to her about what happens next in an exclusive live interview. and a little later on, cameron diaz will be here. we'll talk to her about her new movie, views on motherhood, and the buzz over her recent haircut. >> that's right. but we begin this hour with the frantic search for a missing mother and her three young daughters, and the man suspected of abducting them. michelle franzen has details for us. good morning. >> good morning, ann. the family was visiting relatives and friends in tennessee, a place they knew well, when they vanished. authorities also believe the mom and her daughters know the man who allegedly kidnapped them and say they are in extreme danger. a massive manhunt is on for an armed and dangerous suspect police say abducted jo ann bain and her three young daughters. all four disappeared during a family trip to waterville, tennessee, and were last seen april 27th. this weekend, a new twist in this mysterious case.
authorities discovered two bodies more than 250 miles away in mississippi at a home investigators say is connected to this man, adam mayes. >> he lived here. his family lived here. we have nothing to confirm that he's here. nothing to confirm that he's not. but we are going to search this area thoroughly. >> reporter: he is the fbi's lone suspect, and described as a person who knew the bain family. >> he has stayed with them as a friend of the family. >> reporter: investigators say mayes fled mississippi when the fbi tried to contact him about the case. authorities say they obtained a search warrant, and uncovered information that led them to believe mayes abducted bain and her daughters. 14-year-old adrienne. 12-year-old alexandria. and 8-year-old kylie yeah. investigators believe mayes may have changed his appearance and the children's hair may have been cut or dyed. the fbi tells nbc news they are not commenting on the identities
of the bodies found at the home, but say they continue to pursue the case, as if all are still alive. >> they're just hoping they can catch up with him. but he does have a good head start. >> reporter: the family had recently moved to arizona and traveled to tennessee, friends say, to take care of business following a relative's death. their disappearance has shocked residents in their former town. >> surprised, because this is kind of a quiet community. nothing ever goes on here. >> reporter: a community that is now doing all it can to help find them. >> all up and down the interstate, the posters up seeing if anybody's seen them. it's sad, because three kids and a mother come up missing and nobody knows where they are. >> reporter: bain's husband, who also traveled to tennessee, first reported her missing and authorities later found bain's car abandoned. at one point the fbi tells me they didn't know if bain had gone with mayes willingly, but now, ann, they say they consider her a victim. >> all right. michelle franzen this morning. michelle, thank you.
and now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by keurig. choose, brew, enjoy. >> and good morning, everybody. we've got kind of a confused superhero, because you've got spider-man there on top and then you've got superman. what's your name? he's a shy super hero. the silent superhero type. good to see you spidey super guy. wants to be an avenger i think. let's check it out, see what we've got for you. for the week ahead it's going to be wet alone the east coast, heavy rain down in southern florida. we've got plenty of sunshine in the plains states. as we get to the midweek period we're expecting to see, again, plenty of dry weather out west with above normal temperatures, wet along the east coast, below normal temperatures, and then as we get to the latter part of the week, the western half of the country warms up, cooler in the east. well, some cities are going
to hit the 90s today. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. and that warm pattern stays with us just about all week long. however, today, the warmest of the week, 88 degrees in san jose, 90 in los gatos, 90 in concord and 74 degrees in san francisco. more like 79 in oakland. tomorrow just a touch cooler with a few more clouds. by this weekend, holding on to the mid-80s. make sure you've got that summer wardrobe ready to go. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you very much. now the emotional fight over a lottery ticket worth a million dollars that was thrown in the trash. sharon jones found that ticket, cashed it in, and actually started to spend the winnings. but now that is all on hold. we'll talk to her exclusively in a moment. but first, nbc's janet shamlian is in beebe, arkansas, with the story. janet, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. so if you throw something in the trash, does it still belong to you? that is the million dollar question over a lottery ticket
found in the garbage at this convenience store. a woman named sharon reportedly threw it in the garbage, another woman, also named sharon, found it there. and now the question is, which sharon gets to keep it? as sharon jones sees it, it's simply a case of finders keepers. and for more than a year, she's been a finder. collecting discarded lottery tickets and entering the numbers on a website for a chance at secondary prizes, like magazine subscriptions. she says she always gets the tickets from the store's trash. >> any store i've ever went into, they said nothing because they was in the trash can. other people dug them out of the trash can, too. >> reporter: but when one of the tickets wouldn't enter last summer sharon called her husband to help figure out why. >> he just told me, he said, i think this is a million dollar ticket. and i said, there's no way. no way. i did not believe it at all. >> reporter: a million dollars was theirs. for sharon and william, laid off from his construction job, it
felt like a miracle. $680,000 after taxes. the couple paid off credit cards, gave money to their children, and for themselves, they bought a new truck. >> i mean, you know, i was overwhelmed. because some good fortune had finally came my way. >> reporter: but their joy was short-lived. a clerk at the convenience store where sharon got the ticket sued for the money, saying the trash belonged to her. then another woman, sharon duncan, joined that suit, claiming that she was the buyer, and threw out the $20 scratch-off ticket only after the in-store machine she scanned it in told her it was not a winner. the arkansas lottery commission says the scanner worked properly. >> i'm sure they wanted to make clear that the scan -- the ticket checker scanner did not break. it has never malfunctioned in this case. and testimony was clear that it did not break. >> reporter: so whose money is it? a judge ruled last week in favor of the woman who threw the ticket in the crash, saying
she's entitled to the winnings. sharon jones is devastated. with only $490,000 of the original $680,000 left, she says she could never come up with the rest. and she doesn't feel she should have to for taking something that was thrown away. >> i just didn't think justice was done. because i mean, trash is trash. i couldn't believe that he went that way. >> sharon jones' attorney is planning to appeal. sharon duncan, the convenience store manager and the owner, are all parties to this suit that has now ban warded the money. we reached out to them. they say they have no comment at this time. matt back to you. >> all right, janet shamlian, thank you very much. sharon jones is now with us exclusively along with her attorney jimmy simpson. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> you find out after going through the trash for quite awhile, and putting a lot of other tickets through the paces, that this one is worth a million dollars. just give me your initial reaction when your husband and you found that out. >> we were in shock. i did not believe that it was a million dollar ticket.
>> but that's a life-changing -- >> yes, it is. >> event for you. >> yes, it is. >> did you ever think, sharon, to check with a lawyer before -- when you were going to cash it in, or when you cashed it in, were about to spend it, did you check with an attorney to say, is this going to be considered rightfully mine? >> no, i did not. >> when you turned it in to the lottery, and redeemed it for the cash, did you tell the lottery people that you had found the ticket in the trash? >> no, i didn't, because i didn't know that it had came out of the trash until the following -- after they had done paid me out. >> what do you mean you didn't know it had come out of the trash. hadn't you gone and gotten it in the trash? >> what had happened she got several tickets. handfuls of them. and she keeps lots of tickets, and they enter them for these second chance points. she really didn't know until an investigation was gun, they saw video that this ticket was scanned and came out of the trash. >> all right, so $680,000 after taxes.
so another woman then also named sharon, sues you, claiming to be the original owner of the ticket. and the judge's ruling here basically is that the judge says the woman couldn't have abandoned the lottery ticket because she didn't know its true value. explain that. >> what the judge really found, and we have to respect his opinion, we disagree with it, and that's what the appellate courts are for, but he basically ruled that she abandoned the paper that the ticket is, but that she did not abandon the claim to it, that she gained with her purchase of the $20 ticket. >> and sharon, you grew up, i think, probably like the rest of us with that somewhat childish expression, finders keepers, losers weepers. were you surprised at the judge's ruling? >> i was surprised. but i think that everything will be fine. >> you do? you think you're going to win this on appeal? >> i think i will. >> if you don't, you have already spent $190,000 of the
$680,000. >> yes. >> so what would it mean to you to have to try to find a way to pay that back? by the way, i understand you weren't working at the time. >> no. >> you redeemed the ticket. your husband has since lost his job? >> yes, he's been unemployed now for nearly a year. >> so is there any way in the world you could figure out how to pay that money back? >> no. there's no way that i could figure it out right now. but i'd have to, i guess, if it came down to it, you know. >> is there any compromise that's possible here, mr. simpson? i mean is there a splitting of this ticket? i'm wondering if legal bills alone aren't going to diminish this prize even further. >> i probably don't have time to explain all that. that's not necessarily going to happen. that won't happen. we took this case on a contingency. but what -- where we are at this point, the lottery commission has a lot at stake here. they did an investigation, paid the funds to sharon jones and we feel confident that it will work out. this just happened last tuesday, so we've not really had an
opportunity to explore those options. the judgment itself has not even been entered yet. there are some motions to be filed and things that will -- this is just six days old. there's still a little time left to see how it may play out. >> miss jones, we will follow this story. and good luck to you, whichever way it turns out. >> thank you very much. >> thank you for joining us here in new york. >> thank you, matt. >> mr. simpson, thanks very much. coming up next, the big money at stake in supermodel linda evangelista's child support battle with salma hayek's billionaire husband. we'll talk about that right after this.
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actress salma hayek. it's all over support for 5-year-old augie. evangelista is asking for big bucks. supermodel linda evangelista is used to cameras flashing. but this is no runway. >> how did it go in court? >> reporter: she has been in manhattan family court for a child support battle with her ex, french billionaire francois-henri pinault, husband of actress salma hayek. >> you've got facing off supermodel, and billionaire, because he comes from a family that is worth $11.5 million. >> reporter: pinault is the ceo of a company that owns big-time fashion brands gucci, and yves saint laurent. he is also the father of evangelis evangelista's 5-year-old son augie, born before pinault married salma hayek. >> we heard, from our insider, that mr. pinault has been reluctant to talk about his son in court because he's very concerned that his son is not seen as a commodity. >> reporter: at the center of the case, how much child support pinault should have to pay. evangelista is reportedly asking
for $46,000 a month. a record in new york state. >> the judge is going to be looking at the standard of care of the other children of the noncustodial parent and analyzing how much this child, augie, is entitled to under that standard of living. >> reporter: pinault also has a 4-year-old daughter, valentina, with salma hayek, who, by many accounts, has been raised in lavish surroundings. pinault reportedly has a $12 million los angeles mansion in the trust in valentina's name. ee languag evangelista known for gracing countless magazines once famously said of supermodels, quote, we don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day. >> because you're worth it. evangelista is no stranger to big paydays. up until 2010, she had a lucrative contract with cosmetics giant l'oreal, and an estimated worth of $8 million. the child support will
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it is now 7:56 good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. the east bay may have the force to land one of the premiere hollywood studios. trying to lure george lucas from across the bay. the star wars producer stopped plans for marin county after decades of fighting that red tape. walnut creek city leaders writing a letter to lucas about the perks of their massive shore land business park. at this point, he's not responded, but people in walnut creek remaining optimistic. and why would you be anything but optimistic when we have all of this sunshine coming. christina loren is here to sprinkle us with that. >> the force is with us this morning and all week long. we've got a lot of sunshine. getting kind of a summery pattern for early spring. as you can see from the live picture in san francisco, the down sloping winds are that warming factor. and temperatures are already in the 60s in places like san jose. very close to 60 in oakland and
concord. and we're at 54 degrees. a little cooler in novato in the north bay this morning. as we head through the next couple of days, high pressure over the great basin, we get the offshore flow. we're talking about very warm conditions, especially for this time of the year. and you might have been suffering from allergies over the season. we've got a high pollen count for the next few days. you want to limit your outdoor activities if possible. tomorrow, a touch cooler, the temperatures go from the upper 80s and low 90s back to the mid-80s. and this weekend, we keep that sunshine no rain in the forecast. let's check your drive at 7:57 with mike. >> all right, folks. we'll check in the south bay. 280 at fourth, there's an accident moving over to the shoulder. slow from there up to 280 up toward san diego. and almost to 85. 101 also jamming almost from 85 up through the area. it's mountain view into palo alto. southbound side slows out of san mateo and redwood city. other side of the bay, 680, 880 down into fremont and a live look at the toll plaza. we've got the backup there, jon.
♪ 8:00 now on a monday morning. the 7th day of may, 2012. and it is not often that we welcome the dictator to the plaza here in rockefeller center. but that is the dictator of the country called wadiya. that is admiral general aladeen. >> yes. >> and he is also the star of a new movie, believe it or not. absolutely. some may have heard of the actor sacha baron cohen. just mention that name -- >> winning a number of awards. no question about it.
very distinguished guest this morning. and comes with quite a few bodyguards. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and al roker. and by the way, "the dictator" not the only huge name on our plaza. >> that's right. we've got cameron diaz in our studio as well. she's here going to be talking about her new movie, and some other things that will be going on in her life, as well. but before we chat with her -- >> she is spectacular. i love her in everything. >> and you're both wearing the same color. >> i know. so we didn't coordinate. hopefully we won't be clashing too much in our pink. also want to mention as we've been reporting last week marked the one-year anniversary of the navy s.e.a.l. raid of osama bin laden. now a former s.e.a.l., a lone survivor of a taliban attack in afghanistan, is out with a new book highlighting the heroic work of the country's most elite fighting force. so we're interested in talking to him coming up. >> marcus latrell. he's a pretty impressive guy. let's go inside, natalie is
standing by at the news desk. she's got a check of all the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and al. good morning, everyone. there's intense concern this morning over the fate of an american hostage kidnapped in pakistan. warren weinstein appears in a video released overnight by al qaeda, and says he will be killed if president obama does not meet the group's demands. although nbc news cannot verify where or when the tape was made, it's the first time we've seen or heard from the 70-year-old weinstein since he was kidnapped from his home in lahore, pakistan, last august. the 24-year-old colombian escort at the center of the secret service scandal is speaking out this morning in a "today" exclusive. dania londono suarez said the agent she met ahead of the presidential visit were, quote, stupid and idiotic. she said she called police after one agent refused to pay the fee they had agreed upon and she says she is not sorry that some of the secret service members lost their jobs. president obama is debuting the first major tv ad of his re-election campaign today. he officially kicked off his campaign this weekend with rallies in ohio and virginia, where he accused his republican
rival mitt romney of putting profits ahead of people. romney fought back, hammering the president on the economy, and especially the job market. meanwhile, vice president joe biden also made news on "meet the press" this weekend, going further than his boss by saying he was absolutely comfortable with same-sex marriage. the white house later clarified saying biden's comments were not an endorsement of gay marriage but his belief that same-sex couples deserve the same rights and protections of all americans. an autopsy today could provide new clues in the apparent homicide of a worker at churchill downs racetrack. the body of 48-year-old aidan fabian perez was found in a barn early sunday just hours after the kentucky derby. now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. there is an outpouring of sadness and admiration online for the beastie boys adam yauch who died friday after a long battle with cancer. a cover tribute by cold play this weekend is already going viral.
♪ you got to fight for your right to party ♪ >> and that mellow version of one of the beasties' loudest anthems already has more than 1.3 million youtube hits. nba legend shaquille o'neal is a hot topic online after receiving his doctoral degree in education saturday. the 7'1" shaq had to get down on one knee for the graduation hood to be placed around his neck. and new york giants quarterback eli manning is trending on yahoo! and google and winning strong reviews as the host of "start night live." also buzzing, sacha baron cohen's appearance as the dictator, torturing film director martin scorsese. take a look. >> what do you think of the film? speak freely. >> it was good. [ buzzer ] >> it was great. [ buzzer ] >> it was better than "raging
bull." >> hopefully the dictator won't punish matt like that when he interviews sacha baron cohen later on this morning. it is 8:05 right now. you're up to date. let's go outside to al for a check of your weather. >> well, thank you very much. we've got the elders of the pokagon band of the padawan indians. where are you guys located? >> michigan. >> well, thank you. you guys playing in a concert here? >> no. >> you're just hanging out. all right, there you go. they're going to be doing a friday concert for us. can't wait. let's see what we've got for you as far as today's concerned. pick city of the day, wmbf, nbc news partly sunny, warm there in myrtle beach, south carolina. 80 degrees. looking pretty darn good. as you can see, we've got some heavy rain from central indiana, northern indiana, all the way back down into texas, where we've got a risk of strong storms, western p.a. into louisiana. look for beautiful weather out west, 72 in seattle today. 73 in los angeles. we've got sunshine here in the northeast although rain moves in
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>> i'm not circumcising my baby. well done. well done. front page. >> i was going to tell you. >> why is this such a big deal. >> because i don't think -- and i'm his mother. >> and i'm his father. parenthood is about crops. >> well then promise, evan. >> i have. >> then every relationship has an alpha and a beta. i'm the alpha. >> no i'm the alpha. >> jinx. >> two alphas for sure. cameron diaz, good morning. >> good to see you, ann. >> be honest when you first heard that they were going to make a movie out of a book that basically is about placenta, hemorrhoids, gas, stretch marks, what was your first thought? >> the baking of the bun, right? i thought i didn't know how they were going to do it. so as i read it i realized, you know, rather than, you know, concentrating on the scientific part of pregnancy, they were weaving that into the stories of what the human experience of it. the emotion. what it takes people to decide
or not decide, to be surprised how children come in to different people's lives. you know, it's five different stories. but i think that people can relate to any one of those stories. you know, to make the decision to bring a child into the world, and to do it with someone, there's a lot, there's a lot of questions, a lot of responsibilities. a lot of things you don't think about before that happens. and my character, jules, and evan, matthew morrison, we -- it's a total surprise to us. so -- and we just met each other, really. we're only two months deep in our relationship. so we have to kind of figure out how that works. >> mm-hmm. exactly. and you find out that you're pregnant in a pretty spectacular way, which we won't reveal here. we'll let people see that on the screen. also it must have enticed you to do this movie are the other cast mates, jennifer lopez, dennis quaid, did you actually get to work with -- >> no, we've all sort of just been meeting one another in the hallways for the first time.
because we had the film that we had to do two weeks at a time, each of us got ten days to shoot our stories. so it's sort of like a movie, a little mini movie. so we never were ever on the set with one another. just matt and i were together for our part. >> there's a lot of, i mean, dare i say, body fluids in this movie? did it make you, did it dissuade you from ever actually wanting to become a mother at some time? >> know what? i have so much experience with children. i'm an auntie for 15 years. i have a 15, 12, 11 and 3-year-old currently. and i have plenty of friends who have children. so i've had kids in my life for a long time. so, i know what it takes to -- to -- to, you know, be with children. and i love kids. >> well, i -- what i can't get over is the birthing scene. i mean, i have to say, when i really -- i marvelled at it because it felt so intense. >> it was weird. >> i mean, have you seen a baby being born. >> i've been in the room with three births. my sister's three, all three of
them. first a c-section which will change your life. do not witness that. >> hmm. >> and then the vaginal birth which will change your life, men, do not look at it. be there but just stay behind the curtain. and, yeah, so that was -- i've been in the room and also been, you know, since they were my nieces and nephew, i was very invested in it. the emotion there, you're waiting for the child to come. you want, you know, you're waiting to love this child, and the intensity of that. all the fear, you know, the terror, the excitement, the joy, everything that's present in the room at that moment is just so tangible, it's so beautiful, and we really wanted to bring that to the scene, where here's this couple that has been sort of not on the same page for the pregnancy, really struggling to figure out how this works, but they're partners. they know this is like the moment that it's real, you know. this is where it all becomes very real. and so, we wanted it to be where
they kind of climax -- the climax of their characters where they become that team. and it was so tangible in the room. and matt and i and the gal who was playing the midwife, we were all by the end of the scene we're just kind of holding hands like, we've been through something here. but it was really -- it was really beautiful. and when they brought the baby in for the 14-day-old baby that they brought in for the birth child was like, unbelievable, the energy was so beautiful. >> you can really -- this movie made me cry. i mean it's really, it does have, cause you to ride the waves of all these emotions. >> it does. >> i want to mention you said something really lovely in a magazine article recently, you were, and i think -- i want to ask you about it because i think it's going to be helpful to a lot of people watching, you said, you were talking about feeling bad after a breakup and you said that a friend -- >> well, years ago a friend of mine, this is like probably eight years ago or something, he, you know, i had -- i said something about, you know, the loss -- i was just heartbroken,
you know, like a really heartbroken. he says you shouldn't think of this as a loss, you should think of this as a gain, because the amount of love that you feel, the heartbreak, what is shows is how deeply you're capable of loving. and i thought, wow, that's really a great way to look at it. and it did change things around for me. because i was like, you know what? this actually now, instead of a loss, now i know what my capacity is. and i know that i can build that capacity and have even more to give. so, it turned me, rather than inward it turned me outward to be able to give. >> thank you for the generosity of sharing it with us. by the way i love your hair. >> by the way, i love my hair, too. they've blown it way out of proportion, too. i love my haircut. you know when you have short hair and like a little bit counts, like when it's shorter. my hair was already short and then it kind of just went a little bit shorter. >> yeah. >> and i wasn't prepared for it. but my girlfriend is like the most amazing hairdresser. i love her so much. she did my hair today. thank you very much.
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serious wounds, but this time you went to iraq. what was the reason for going back in to -- in to a war zone? >> there was a couple. i mean, just because i had my butt kicked out there, and didn't mean that i needed to stop doing my job. i healed up the best i could and got back on the horse, so to speak and went back over. >> was there any part of it that had to do with revenge? >> revenge is a powerful motivator. i'm not going to lie to you. it definitely helped me overcome fear. and i kept that in the back of my head the whole time, just to push myself. not that i ever acted on it. >> i was going to say, is that a good reason to go back to war? >> no, no, absolutely not. rape, revenge and robbery are the three "rs" we don't mess around with. however, as i said before, the revenge attitude is very powerful. and it just kind of pushed me along. >> you went back to iraq, and this time it was 2006, so it was just before the surge strategy. >> absolutely. >> was put into effect.
discuss your -- your time there. what was it like serving in that country at that time? >> i was in the al anbar in ramadi and it was chaos, kind of like we were talking about earlier, it was chaotic. i thought for a little while that i'd been in over my head, that maybe i shouldn't have gone back. but, after being there for a little while, i realized that it was business as usual, and -- but it was very hard. very difficult. we took a lot of casualties. but we got through it. and did our best to turn that place around. >> if i remember, you wrote the first book about "operation red wing" to pay tribute to the guys you lost during that mission. you -- you write, this book to pay tribute to all the others. >> yes, sir. >> what do you want americans to know about the guys you serve with? >> that their stories of valor and heroism around every corner. i mean everybody who wears the uniform around carries the rifle and goes there and puts it on the line, just the stuff that
happens to them is completely unbelievable and i'm just trying to shed a little light on that from past, present and future. i mean, the story touches on all of that. and that includes the wives back home. >> you do have a chapter in the book called the warrior queens, which we want to make sure we understand exactly what you're talking about. you're talking about the wives and girlfriends who sacrifice so much while they're here, and their loved ones are overseas. >> i believe in my heart absolutely got to be the hardest job in the military is being a spouse of a soldier overseas. i saw it on the time. i wasn't married at the time. but, i had a lot of buddies who were and i saw it. so i just thought that it was time to take out a little credit for what they do back here. >> so much of what the s.e.a.l.s do goes on under the radar. >> absolutely. >> but a year ago in a very highly publicized mission navy s.e.a.l.s killed osama bin laden. and -- and they have been celebrated for that. do you -- were you -- although you were not a part of that mission, were you proud to be a navy s.e.a.l. that day? >> i'm always proud to be a navy
s.e.a.l. there was my greatest accomplishment, and that's about all i can compliment -- you know, talk about that. i -- i am proud of those guys, though, and what they do. >> you think it focused public attention on the difficulty of the missions they face on a daily basis? >> i think it did that, and a little more. i think it brought a lot of undue attention to our community, which we don't need. you know, it's kind of one of those things there's a reason why we exist and a reason why we run under the radar and when you bring attention to something like that you put a lot of people in danger and at risk. so, i could -- it runs both ways. >> i think i got the point. marcus, good to see you "servic navy s.e.a.l. at war."
good monday morning. 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police are celebrating the end of cinco de mayo activities. officers say all in all it was a relatively calm weekend compared to years past. doesn't mean everyone stayed out of trouble. 39 people arrested on charges from public intoxication to having deadly weapons. 12 juveniles also in custody. 65 citations were handed out when cars were snarling up traffic. let's check in with mike. >> snarled on 101.
there's an accident blocking two lanes backed up approaching 885 split. so on 85 as folks make it to monterey road which undoubtedly has heavier traffic. the capital expressway easier to drive. the maze and east shore freeway, accident at university and 680, slowing there, and also in the city. back to you. >> good to know. another update in about a half hour. meantime, check out nbc bay area on facebook for the latest news and traffic updates.
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8:30 now on a monday morning. the 7th of may, 2012. we want to say hello to a fabulous crowd out here in rockefeller plaza. and the music you're listening to is actually a classic eagles song. >> it is not? >> oh, they're supposed to be running it. oh, there you go. i see. well i hope -- anyway, the reason we wanted to hear that
song is because we've got mr. frey, glen fry here to perform that song for us, one of the founding members of the eagles. you wanted to say something? >> i just want to say that jimmy corrigan did a live, on camera move through the plaza to find us here. >> the sad part is it was a mistake. >> someone must be on break. >> come on, come on. >> there we go. >> nice job. >> also ahead -- >> woo-hoo. >> as we mentioned we have the supreme leader of the country of wadiya. >> uh-oh. >> with us this morning. he has now apparently shot our executive producer. >> and our director. and he is now down in the control room. he looks a little like sacha baron cohen. we're going to be talking to him about -- >> i dare you. >> we will be talking -- >> -- on good morning america. >> you know what he does a lot of in the movie? he does a lot of this. cut, cut, sacha, cut to me.
somebody cut here. a lot of this. >> be careful. >> uh-oh. >> okay. >> breaking loose. no wonder jimmy had a hard time knowing where we were. no wonder he needed to run. he's lost all control. >> let's try to grab some back. >> are you paying too much for your cell phone service? well, we're going to show you all the different plans out there, the one that may be right for you so that you're not spending too much. >> and bravo's andy cohen is here, as well. you may know him from the shows that he brought to life such as desperate housewives, top chef and he takes an interesting look at his own life coming out. >> pretty funny. >> yeah. >> mr. roker, check of the weather? >> all righty. it's a -- if the dictator will allow this, let's show you we've got a risk of strong storms, ohio, all the way back to louisiana. beautiful weather out west. showers in texas with a slight risk there. hit or miss thunderstorms down through florida. then for tomorrow, we've got a wet day here in the northeast.
on into new england. showers move back in to the pacific northwest. risk of some strong storms again in southern texas. much of alaska looking on the wet side tomorrow. well, offshore flow is making for a warm start to the work week. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. temperatures today climb into the 90s in the warmer cities in the bay. that translates to 88 degrees in san jose, 74 in san francisco, and 79 degrees in oakland, even getting a little on the toasty side by the bay. tomorrow, we cool off a touch, even more so for wednesday with cloud cover. thursday into the weekend, the sun comes back up and we stay warm. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you so much. by the way, on nbc's hit show "the voice," and we've got nbc's amy robach here to tell us all about it. >> it's season two. it's had a lot of drama this time around. and tonight is the last night of competition with the performers
performing solo. and they'll also be performing with their coaches. it's down to four vying for the title of "the voice." there's chris from team christina. ♪ team cee lo's juliet sims. ♪ nothing >> jermaine paul on team blake. and representing team adam -- ♪ tony luca, the former mouseketeer who co-starred with christina aguilera on the disney show back in the early '90s. >> where's my old mouseketeer buddy. >> but the reunion between old friends has been testy. >> i thought that was, you know, a good performance. i just find you to be very one dimensional. >> i want to ask you about christina. has going on there? >> i would love to have an answer for you. but i don't. years and years and years have gone by, and i -- we lost touch.
>> right, right. >> you know, i was anticipating maybe a little more pleasant exchange between the two of us over the course of the season. >> if this doesn't work you you and adam can start a cover band. >> what do you make of that? >> i'm more confused by it. >> christina was unable to join us when i caught up with the judges but the other three did talk about the sometimes spirited exchanges. is there a showmanship or a nice little rivalry that opens up? >> i'm competitive with myself. but these guys are my homies, i love you guys. >> what do you mean you're competitive with yourself when you say that? that's the most generic piece of crap answer. >> you're right. it was a terrible answer. >> okay. was it a dishonest answer? >> the truth is [ bleep ] these guys. i want to beat the crap out of them every possible night. and if you say it's a competition, absolutely, and they're both going down. >> cee lo often seen on the voice holding a white persian
cat named perfect was without her during our chat. where is perfect right now? >> home. >> blake loves your cat, by the way. he was talking -- >> i love that cat. >> that cat is perfect. >> that cat is the reason that you're sick right now. you're probably allergic to that cat and that's why you're sick. that's why you can't breathe. >> that cat has become the fifth coach. >> that cat has followers on twitter. >> it's the sweetest cat i ever known. >> it's the most bizarre interview i've ever done but yet it's the most entertaining. >> we're like the three most literally different people in the world however we're drawn together and we're friends. >> and you're touching each other right now. >> let go. >> if only we could have shown you the entire interview. >> that showed right there. >> we had to really carefully edit that because let's just say
they were very free with their choice. >> you should put that online. >> it was really funny. who knew they were comedians all three of them. >> fun, thanks so much. by the way want to mention you can catch the final performances of "the voice" tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central time here on nbc. the winner of "the voice" will be crowned tomorrow night. meantime we have the supreme leader of wadiya in our studio, ladies and gentlemen. so stay tuned. this is "today" on nbc. [ man ] did we get anything good?
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sacha baron cohen has brought us some strange and even ridiculous characters. people like borat and bruno. now we're getting an up-close look at his latest creator, supreme leader aladeen of the republic of wadiya. an oppressive dictator targeted by the united nations for removal because of crimes against his people.
>> for over four decades the people have lived under the rule of the tyrant who denies them their most basic human rights. >> i am for free press, fair elections and equal rights for women. i can't say that. >> on your mark, get set --. >> supreme leader aladeen, good morning. it's nice to have you here. >> good morning. hello, and death to the west. >> great to have you -- >> by the way, how are your family? >> they're fine. why do you ask? >> correct. how is your wife annette? what is she doing now? >> she's probably watching this interview. >> incorrect. don't worry. don't worry. that's fun. don't worry. don't worry. everything fine. no, i have some of my people do a little bit of research on your
program, and i found out some things, the filipino girl, what is her name? >> the filipino girl? >> the filipino, the -- the -- >> japanese-american woman? >> yes. >> ann curry? >> yes, ann curry. i know that you are having an affair with her. so you are ask me good questions and i will not bring it up when it we are live on the air, okay? okay. you can ask me whatever you want -- why am i looking at the picture of myself in there? what is this? >> we'll take that out, sir. for people who are not familiar -- with the republic of wadiya, what would you like us to know about your country? >> it is 1,300 miles from tel aviv as the scud flies. wadiya -- wadiya is a lovely place. it has a population of 4 million, but obviously that figure changes depending on my mood. >> and how did you become the supreme leader? how did you ascend to power?
>> well, i ascended in tragedy, actually. my mother died in childbirth from strangulation. my father also died from natural causes. he was allergic to bullets. and he was -- and my uncle is going to die in a tragic helicopter crash at about 3:00 this afternoon. and don't worry, you and your family are totally safe. unless i say -- >> we are -- >> don't worry. >> i'm a little tense about it. the hair in the pocket got me. when we -- >> it is not her hair. >> we have learned some things about you. >> it's actually some of yours. look down below, it will look like -- >> and you bring up megan fox. we have learned through your representatives you have had
relationships with some high profile actors and actresses. >> not relationships. just sex activity. >> so megan fox, katy perry. >> yes. >> oprah? >> yes. yes. it is true. true. megan fox now she is pregnant, and she wants to get child support. what does she think that i am the richest man in the world? i'm actually the seventh richest. you know the money don't grow on trees. and all my money is hemorrhaging here. $20 a day for internet, and they call me an international criminal. >> you had a highly publicized incident on the red carpet trying to get into the academy awards not long ago. you spilled some of king jong-il's ashes on our friend ryan seacrest. is there anything you'd like to say to ryan? >> i know firstly that ryan tried to have an attempted coup and take your job away, so having him executed -- but let me say it was not kim jong-il's ashes. kim jong-il's sun is very fat.
in fact he looks so fat he ate his father which is actually what he did. so kim jong-il because kim jong dead and his fat son ate him and he became king jong-yum and 20 hours after that he became kim jong done. that is a small transition of power. >> it's perfect way for me to say, we want to mention that "the dictator" opens across this entire country on wednesday the 16th of may. >> that's right. it will be released, and next wednesday, as for your family, let's see. >> we're back with much more. supreme leader aladeen. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> this is "today" on nbc. >> okay. hello?
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probably not surprised to learn that he was voted most talkative by his high school class. some 20 years later he's the most of his own talk show called "watch what happens live" on bravo. he's also the bravo executive responsible for bringing "top chef" and the housewives franchise to television. now cohen is out with his mem ware called "most talkative: stories from the front lines of pop culture." >> hi, ann. >> this idea that you're the most talkative. in hindsight you called it an achilles heel when you were younger. >> yeah. >> don't you think it's kind of been the best thing? >> it's been great. my mouth has gotten me in so much trouble over the years. and i've detailed every bit of trouble that i've gotten in. in the book, but it's also been my greatest asset. so, you know. i -- i lied to oprah winfrey in order to get an interview when i was at cbs news, and i got caught. on and on, there's detail all of these stories in the book. >> and by the way, the book is hilarious. >> thank you. >> there are lines in it, and it's also incredible honest. >> yeah.
>> because you talk about from being from a very young age loving soap operas. >> yes. >> but also knowing that you were gay. >> yes. >> and struggling to figure out how to come out. and the hardest thing -- >> there i am in curlers. >> look at that. what is that, by the way? why are you wearing curlers? >> my sister and my neighbors dressed me up. yeah. >> but you've been you know, you, you, the hardest thing for you is to figure out how to talk to your mom about it. >> yeah. >> because you were so, so close to her, right? >> yeah, i think everyone's coming-out story who's gone through this process, it's incredibly personal. my, you know, mine was, too. and i share the story of moment of hilarity in that moment was that after i told her i was gay she said, i probably would have hated your wife anyway. which is great. and she may have, actually. so maybe it's a good thing. >> and i'm wondering, you know, because you know, when you were coming out there weren't a lot of gay role models on television. >> yeah. >> now, there, this is, we're in the wake of will and grace, and
has it been easier for people? >> well, i think it's always really hard and i hope that i think with more visiblity of gay people on tv you feel like you know them. so i hope it's okay. >> now you're a big executive. >> yeah. >> you get to be in charge of having these big programs and you're on television yourself now. >> it's true. >> with a talk show. are you having some fun? >> i'm having the best time. this is really a dream come true story, as well. because when i was at an intern at cbs news 24 years ago i think my boss said you know what, don't go try to be on tv because your eyes are crossed. and you're never going to make it on tv. >> your eyes are not crossed. >> i do have a bit of a wandering eye. >> really? >> and so i gave it up, and that began my career, actually, behind the scenes, first at cbs news for ten years, and then -- and then in cable. so it's wild that all these years later i've wound up on the air. it's incredible. i'm living my dream that i dreamed for myself. >> and when you think about it
because i'm just trying to figure out there seems to be a knowledge that you have about what works. you know. the, the housewives series that has been so successful. >> yeah. >> why, why does that work? >> first of all i work with a great team at bravo. we embrace big characters who are different than anybody that you see on tv. who are addictive. who are either great at something, or just great to watch on tv. and, and we know what makes good tv. hopefully. >> well, apparently you do. well, no, you do. congratulations on that, and -- and staying true to yourself, and, and to what you love because obviously it's led you to big success in your life. >> thanks, ann. >> the book is called "most talkative." coming up next, a live performance from the legendary singer song writer glenn frey. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
the "toyota concert series on today," brought to you by toyota. >> six time grammy winner glenn frey earned his place in music history as one of the founding members of the legendary group the eagles. this morning he's here to perform a song from his sixth solo album "after hours" which is a collection of love songs and standards from the '40s and today. ladies and gentlemen, great pride in saying mr. glenn frey.
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we'll talk to glenn outside in a moment. but after these messages and your local news. it is 8:56 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we are following breaking news in the sierra lamar case. just minutes ago, santa clara county sheriff's office released this picture of a car similar to the one they're looking for in the disappearance of the morgan hill teenager.
a red jetta, year unknown. they say the car they're looking for has a black hood. investigators releasing a picture of a car like this one in the sierra lamar disappearance. also, announcing some evidence gathered the week after her disappearance, condom and box of handcuffs found is not connected to the case. we'll have more this morning at 11:00 a.m. i only intended to punch up your potatoes with the flavor of glorious spam! (woman) oh... i never thought of that. (ancr) break the monotony. visit spam.com.
another viewpoint. response to an nbc bay area editorial. i'm suzanne shaw. in the latest editorial, we said seep yoert shouldn't be the only factor in teacher layoffs. we think local school districts should consider other facts as well. derrick writes part of the problem is the unions. it is tough to get rid of bad teachers. but how do you label a bad teacher? john replies, ask the kids, they know who the good teachers are, the tough ones versus easy ones. peter says layoff politicians in sacramento before we touch teachers. teachers are far more important. and how can we afford to be fighting foreign unnecessary wars while at the same time not providing for the education for
our own children? as always, we appreciate your views. there's more debate online a arnbdirial.com. we are back now with more of "today" on a monday morning, may 7th, 2012. and wow, starting to brighten up beautifully here. looks like we're in for a nice day. and we've got a great crowd out on the plaza. we thank these people for sticking around. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker, and savannah guthrie. who joins us on the plaza. coming up, we're going to be listening to and hearing from the woman who's really at the center of that secret service prostitution scandal. >> that's right she's speaking out in her first interview, and it's exclusive for us on american television. so the question is how did she meet the agents and what happened in that row tell in colombia? we're going to hear what she's got to sea about it. and she might raise some
eyebrows. >> and we've got consumer news that we can all use. a lot of people feel they pay too much for their cell phone. not only that the contracts can be long, expensive, confusing. we've got some news you can use. strategies how to cut down on your cell phone bill. >> and today is being called melanoma monday. skin cancer one of the most common cancers out there in the united states. and coming up we've got some important information that could save your life. or someone you love. we're going to clear up the confusion about spfs, tell you why a base tan does not protect you and gets you a lot more preventative information. >> finally. >> and also i will tell you that all-times eagles probably one of my top two bands. love them. one of the founding members here, glenn frey. >> thank you very much. >> we love you. >> thank you. >> you surprised me with this. when i started to look at the list of songs here. it's a different direction for you. >> absolutely. songs i've always wanted to record. i wanted to make this album for
my parents who are still alive and kicking out in palm springs. i wanted to share their music with them, my version of it, and it was great making the record. and now i said everybody's a little bit surprised. and pleasantly so. >> yeah. >> are maybe you among those people? because at one point you were sort of wondering, you really wanted to own this music. >> it's a different kind of singing, you know. what i do in the eagles and what i do as a solo artist i call guitar singing. and with these songs, sometimes you're a trumpet. sometimes you're a clarinet. it's kind of more appropriate for the instruments that you use on the song. so it was a real challenge. but one i really enjoyed, and i'm really happy i did it. i want to do another one. >> doing this material made you a better singer? >> yeah, i believe so. because you breathe different. you hold notes different. it's not rock 'n' roll singing. of course i got a lot of respect for the people like tony bennett and ella fitzgerald, all the people i admire. now i realize how good you have
to be. >> and you're going back out on tour? >> i'm on tour right now. i'm going to play town hall on wednesday night here in new york with the nyu concert orchestra. >> oh. >> which should be really exciting. play a few more shows here on the east coast. >> we just heard you. you sound wonderful. >> thank you. >> you ever want to bring that other band by here on the plaza, we could do that one. >> they might just do it. i'm going to tell them i had a great time and how good it was to be here. >> do that. i mean it. >> they will. >> okay, that's nice. mr. roker, how about -- >> no, no, no. >> let's go inside to natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning once again. an aide worker kidnapped last summer in pakistan has resurfaced this morning in a video message released by al qaeda. nbc news cannot verify where or when the video was produced. in it, warren weinstein urges president obama to agree to his captors' demands, saying he'll be killed if the u.s. does not stop air strikes, and if al qaeda and the taliban -- taliban suspects worldwide are not released.
the 24-year-old colombian escort at the center of the secret service scandal is spiking out this morning in a "today" exclusive. nbc's michelle kosinski has the story. michelle? >> hi, natalie. she's 24 years old, a mother, has family here, and she was not paid for this interview. she calls the secret service men, stupid brutes. that she says put extremely indiscreet partying ahead of the president's security. >> translator: they like to show off their bodies. great bodies. well-defined abs. they like attention, and we colombian women are not used to that. i was surprised that every time he dance with me he lift up his sweater so i could see. >> so they were acting very bold, and sure of themselves? >> translator: they were full of themselves. there was another guy that would jump up on the bar. >> were they shy about asking for sex or were they very direct about it?
>> translator: very direct. i will say too direct. >> did any of them say that they had done this before? >> translator: no, but the way they approach us, it seems obvious that they were used to doing it, because people that do this for the first time are very shy. >> what if someone said, well, you went to the bar, you tempted these guys. >> translator: no, i'm not to blame for being attractive. they are to blame for leaving their jewelry behind. >> reporter: dannia suarez says the three men who approached and propositioned her and her friend, she assumed they were tourists, were drinking like, quote, like it was water, but were still coherent. she said she made it clear that a night with her would cost $800. >> translator: these are very basic words. sex, sexto, cash, money, dinero. i made a sign with my fingers so
that he couldn't pretend that i was charging $80 or 80 cents. okay, no problem. let's go. >> reporter: she says after what she described as normal sex he fell asleep. that she could have gone through or stolen everything in his room, but didn't. and the next morning -- >> translator: he told me to stay. >> he told you to stay longer? >> translator: he told me stay here. stay, my love. >> stay my love. >> translator: i told him no. i told him to give me my money. that i was going home. >> was he angry? >> translator: very angry. very angry. >> she says the man, allegedly a secret service agent, gave her $50, ordered her out, closed the door. police got involved. she says other agents gathered about $250, and she left. >> translator: i think it's fair they lost their jobs and cannot have them back again. >> what do you think of these guys? you laugh? why do you laugh so much? >> translator: they seem like
completely stupid. idiots. i don't know how obama had them in his security force. what dumb men. >> the laughter lasts only until she thinks of her own life and of her 9-year-old son. she says in a way she feels sorry for the men involved but that no one should feel sorry for her. >> translator: i know that it's something shameful and ugly. i don't justify it, but i did it. i kept it a low profile. never again. >> a u.s. official acknowledges that the agent she claims she has been with has resigned. she says she has been contacted by a major american publishing house with interest in a book deal. >> michelle kosinski, thanks. an autopsy today could provide new clues in the apparent homicide of a worker at churchill downs racetrack. the body of 48-year-old aidan fabian perez was found in a barn early sunday just hours after the kentucky derby. a blind chinese activist says today he is confident
beijing will uphold its end of a tentative deal to let him leave the country and study abroad. chen guangcheng triggered a dispute between the u.s. and china when he escaped from house arrest into u.s. diplomatic custody more than a week ago. france has elected a new president, ousting incumbent nicolas sarkozy in favor of the socialist francois hollande. the new president-elect is expected to be inaugurated later this month but the change in leadership could rattle world markets as hollande has promised a new economic course of action for france saying that austerity is no longer inevitable. and the biggest opening weekend ever as "the avengers" broke the record at the box office, raking in more than $200 million, well on its way to becoming one of the top grossing movies of all time. "think like a man" came in second. and "the hunger games" fell to third. it is eight minutes past the hour. let's go upstairs to al with a check of your weather. >> and the three stooges was fifth. so there you go. let's see what we've got for you
for today. got a risk of strong storms, this is also causing a lot of rain. we've got flood watches and flood warnings from chicago all the way down to texas, as a frontal system with a couple of big low pressure systems bring plenty of rain from texarkana all the way to detroit. we've got the possibility of damaging winds. super cell tornadoes, or i should say thunderstorms in ohio, and western p.a. from jackson all the way to cleveland, and rainfall amounts anywhere from about 2 to 3 inches in western pennsylvania, down to about a half an inch to an inch all the way into texas. we've got a warm week shaping up. good morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. high pressure producing that offshore flow, bringing temperatures into the low 90s in the warmer cities across the bay. 90 in concord, 90 in los gatos. 88 in san jose, and perfect conditions in san francisco. you'll hit about 74 today. as we head through tomorrow, a touch cooler. we increase clouds wednesday. temperatures fall to the low 80s. we climb right back into the
mid-80s and bring the sunshine back out for mother's day weekend. this morning on "today's consumer," what do you pay too much for? we asked. you answered. a lot of you think you're paying too much for cell phone service. so "today" financial editor jean chatzky is here with three strategies you can use to lower those bills. jean, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> how much is the average person paying? >> $71 a month. and that's just for an individual cell phone bill. that's up about 30% from two years ago. >> what's driving it up? >> smartphones. instead of just paying for voice, now we're paying for voice and text and data, in many cases, and in many cases we're not using it. >> are folks overpaying? >> yes. folks are overpaying. about 80% of cases. >> is it the people, the consumers, or the phone companies or a combo. >> i think it's a little bit of both. people have to take the initiative to make sure that they're on the right plan, that they have the right number of voice minutes, and text minutes,
and data in terms of their own usage, and if you mess that up and go over, you're going to pay too much. but if you're under, you're going to pay too much, as well. >> so let's get started. you say one of the first strategies is ask for a one-time credit. >> that's right. we have a user named heather, and we went to her phone provider, which was sprint, now she's got two smartphones, she's got a hot spot, and she's got 1500 minutes a month and based on her usage, that's actually the right plan for her. so you would think there would be nothing that she could do. we called them, we didn't even have to ask, before they said we're going to give you $100, just because you're a loyal customer, and, in fact, both at&t and verizon, they have these loyalty bonuses that they're willing to throw to people who've been there for years. >> but you've got to ask for them. >> you do have to ask for them. in many cases, or at least in her case, make the phone call. we didn't have to say it, they came to us and said we can do this for you. >> another example, a viewer you say was given two discount
options. how do you decide which one is right? >> you have to look at how long you're planning to be with that carrier. this was peggy. peggy is with at&t. she's got four phones on the plan. she's been with them forever and she says that she's not leaving. because they're the only carrier in her neighborhood that has decent service. so she knows she's going to stay with them. they offered $10 a month off of her texting plan, or to waive the entire cost of texting for six months. so she looked at it and she said i'm going to be there for a lot longer, so she took the $10 a month. and then we said, is there anything else that we can do. and they said, if you're willing to extend your time with us for an additional year on two of your phones we'll give you an extra $70 off. so we saved another $200. >> and that goes in to your second strategy, which is to think long-term. >> you have to think about, am i going to be with this carrier forever? or do i want to wind my contract down so that i don't have to pay fees for getting out of them,
and then i could go to one of those no-contract plans that, for a lot of people is a good way to save a decent amount of money. you have to buy your own phone, but, the plans really run only about $40, $50 a month all-in. >> all right. and then the last strategy you say is you should really we should all be doing this anyway is examine your bill closely. >> okay. so cindy got in touch with us. and she's got a bunch of phones, she texts, no problem. but she's paying $15 a month for data, she doesn't use data. >> oh. >> yes. $15 a month. and this has been going on since 2009. >> wow. >> so she noticed this for the first time in november. she called them, they got rid of it, but only for a month and then it came right back on, and she said what can you help me do about this? so we got in touch with the carrier, that was verizon. they were willing, on the first call to get rid of it going back to november. that wasn't good enough for us. we asked for a supervisor and they got rid of it for another four months. now we saved her about $275.
they wouldn't get rid of it going all the way back because they said it's really up to the customer to look at your bill, as well. and she was in a plan that was in too much -- she just was buying too much phone usage, so she switched that, as well. >> all right. well some great advice. you really save a lot without doing a lot of work. >> just pick up the phone. i did it last week, i saved $100. so there you go. >> jean chatzky, thanks so much. still ahead, what you might not know about skin cancer, but you should. we're going to get important information from a dermatologist. then a little bit later on, supermodel linda evangelista's child support case. she's suing her billionaire ex for big hecks. he's married now to actress salma hayek. about activia.alking i've been eating activia and i feel great! i'm used to having irregularity. i feel like that's normal. if you are not feeling like trying this on, that's not normal. activia helps with occasional irregularity when eaten 3 times a day. feeling regular to me was a new feeling...
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concern. one in five americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. and one person, it's estimated, dies every hour from melanoma. so it remains a major concern. >> we have a lot of great tips so we're going to clear up some misconceptions. the first thing we want to point out is that early detection can really make a huge difference. >> melanoma can be cured if it's detected at an early stage. advanced melanoma can spread to the lymph nodes and internal organs and result in death. so what people should know is that if we detect melanoma before it gets to the lymph nodes, there is a 98% five-year survival. but if it spreads to the lymph nodes, that five-year survival decreases to 62%. and if it gets to the internal organs, that drops all the way to 16%. >> well, prevention clearly is the key here. >> it is. >> everyone knows you should wear sunscreen but the spfs can be really confusing. >> they can be very confusing. in fact there was a study that shows only 1 in 5 americans
realize that an spf 30 didn't confer double the protection of a 15. so the bottom line is this. you want to apply an spf 30 on a daily basis. you want to apply at least a shot glass full. >> you're showing us a shot glass. >> a shot glass full and you want to reapply every two hours. that's something many people don't realize. you want to apply it even on a cloudy day. don't forget to reapply if you go swimming, or if you sweat. you know, there's recently determined that you can cut the incidence of melanoma in half by using sunscreen on a daily basis. spf 30, broad spectrum. >> and a shot glass full. >> a shot glass full to all exposed areas. >> okay. another myth, young people are not immune. >> mm-hmm. so although melanoma occurs most commonly in middle-aged men, it can occur, in fact it's the second most common form of cancer in young people. ages 15 to 29.
in young women, it occurs on the torso. and we think that's due to unsafe tanning habits. >> like tanning booths? >> absolutely. >> some people think if you have a base tan, then you're protected. any truth to that? >> wrong, wrong, wrong. in fact, there were 65% of people in a survey who thought that a base tan can protect their skin. that is simply not true. there's no safe tan. >> also, all skin tones and colors can be subject to melanoma. >> that's right. so people with darker skin tones, those of african and latin and asian descent can, indeed, develop melanoma skin cancer. bob marley died of melanoma on his toe. the other thing that's of concern with darker skin tones is that the melanoma's often detected at a much later stage, and the prognosis for survival is much lower. >> we also should mention, although most people think of the sun when they think of skin cancer, you can get skin cancer in places that the sun never sees. >> that's exactly right. like the bottom of your foot. so it's critically important to know how to spot skin cancer and
to spot things that change. in fact the american academy of dermatology has a website, spotskincancer.org. but it has great information about how to spot skin cancer. and how to prevent skin cancer. >> and you say your partner can actually be a really good ally in this. >> that's right. so many times, a man or a woman comes to my office because their partner has seen something, they've spotted something on their back, or a place they can't see. so you should talk to your partner and you should examine one another's skin. because he or she can see the back, for example. so that's a great way to support one another. >> really good advice. dr. susan taylor, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> and coming up, the child support battle between supermodel linda evangelista and the billionaire father of her son. but first, these messages. ♪ [ male announcer ] need a new car? ♪ now's the time to get amazing deals from toyota, the full-line brand with the longest lasting vehicles
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welcome back. it is 9:27. hard to believe when temperatures are already in the 70s in some cities. sunnyvale, 71, 63 in san mateo. 69 degrees already in santa cruz. also, we have a high pollen count for today. keep that in mind. lirmt outdoor exposure. we have a dry pattern and winds picking up. it is that time of year. should have a lower pollen count this weekend. 82 for fremont, 74 in san francisco. staying nice and mild by the water. beautiful conditions in san francisco, but a little on the warm side, make sure you stay hydrated if you're outdoors today. wednesday, more clouds, thursday, sun in full force. we warm up into the upcoming weekend. let's check the drive with mike. all right.
over here at the 580, stuffed up because of the traffic. flow tough this morning. my friend antonio called, took an hour and a half from livermore do milpitas. slow 680 south through pleasanton. traffic slows around the golf course, clearing a little by the time you get to washington boulevard. back to the maps, things are starting to clear more, 8 # 0 and 101 through mountain view, palo alto. thanks for joining us. another local update in a half hour.
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been outside the courthouse. >> good morning. >> good morning, everyone. this certainly isn't your typical child support battle. on one side you have supermodel linda evangelista, and on the other side, french billionaire francois-henri pinault, the husband of actress salma hayek. it's all over support for 5-year-old augie. evangelista is asking for big bucks. supermodel linda evangelista is used to cameras flashing. but this is no runway. >> how did it go in court? >> reporter: she has been in manhattan family court for a child support battle with her ex, french billionaire francois-henri pinault, husband of actress salma hayek. >> you've got facing off supermodel, and billionaire, because he comes from a family that is worth $11.5 billion. >> reporter: pinault is the ceo of a company that owns big-time fashion brands gucci, and yves saint laurent. he is also the father of evangelista's 5-year-old son augie, born before pinault
married salma hayek. >> we heard, from our insider, that mr. pinault has been reluctant to talk about his son in court because he's very concerned that his son is not seen as a commodity. >> reporter: at the center of the case, how much child support pinault should have to pay. evangelista is reportedly asking for $46,000 a month. a record in new york state. >> the judge is going to be looking at the standard of care of the other children of the noncustodial parent and analyzing how much this child, augie, is entitled to under that standard of living. >> reporter: pinault also has a 4-year-old daughter, valentina, with salma hayek, who, by many accounts, has been raised in lavish surroundings. pinault reportedly has a $12 million los angeles mansion in a trust in valentina's name. evangelis evangelista, known for grossing the cover of countless magazines throughout her career, once famously said of supermodels, quote, we don't wake up for less
than $10,000 a day. >> because you're worth it. >> reporter: evangelista is no stranger to big paydays. up until 2010, she had a lucrative contract with cosmetics giant l'oreal, and an estimated worth of $8 million. the child support will reportedly cover costs of a 24-hour nanny for augie, as well as a driver and security. >> obviously $46,000 a month is a large sum. however, it could happen in this case, because you're dealing with a billionaire. >> reporter: pinault says he offered for years to pay child support but evangelista never responded. the supermodel is due back in court today for further testimony. savannah, natalie, al? >> all right. we'll be watching all the developments there. mara schiavocampo, thank you. >> coming up next, presents for the teacher that will get high marks for sure. >> beyond shiny apples. what happens when classroom teachers get the training... ...and support they need? schools flourish and students blossom.
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parents need to find the perfect gift to let teachers know how much they value their hard work. and "today" contributor and lifestyle expert elizabeth mayhew has suggestions that will put your family at the head of the class. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. >> so not too early to start thinking about what to get your teachers. because now is the time to be planning. >> and teacher appreciation day is tomorrow. >> oh, is it? >> it's this week. >> who knew. >> and for many of us, the class -- the year is ending, so, yeah, now is the time to do it, particularly if you're going to do something creative. or if you're going to go in a group gift. >> what on average are people spending these days? >> i'd say about $30 if you're doing an independent gift. obviously that goes up, because everybody's contributing and we've got some of those at the end. >> all right let's talk about some just great ideas and first thing these tote bags which teachers always need totes. >> right. so we often think of the coffee mug. >> right. >> as the classic gift. but i say a tote is so much better because it's more useful. we're all trying to cut back on plastic and paper. when do you find yourself not
needing a tote? >> so true. >> so the first ones are from cafe crafts they're $18.25. you can go and customize it. >> great. >> with fun sayings. >> right. >> or very graphic i teacher, love, teach. >> i love these personalized ones, too. >> for even more personalized, they start at about $30 for the small little canvas like little clutch -- >> like we have here. >> and they go up and you can personalize it with these really fun, very fashion forward monograms. >> all right. now i love this next gift. such a great idea. and that is to give your teachers the gift of learning, you know, a subscription to magazines. >> that's right. >> newsmagazines. >> i actually give this to my son's teacher every year. it's called "the week." to me it is the one source that kind of can make you feel smart because you can get all of the week's news in one place. >> oh, wow. >> plus it gives you all vantage points. "the new york times" said this. "the wall street journal" said "x." and it's a great learning tool, as well. so one of the things you can
also do is give a class a subscription. you can pay for your whole class to get one that can stay in the classroom and then the teacher gets a free subscription with that. >> that's a great idea. >> it is $49 for the year. it goes down less if you buy it for the class. >> okay, but it is great. okay. now teachers are always needing something to write on, they're jotting down little notes and you've got a lot of great little ideas here. >> this little trio, these little notes have a light bulb on them. called the bright idea series. >> very good. >> they're made by albertine crafts all hand done. i pair it with pencils called the know it all pencils. they have printed on them fun little things everybody should know like the boiling point of water. the world's biggest mammal. really fun things. also in that paper mode i love these, they're very chic. >> personal note cards. >> we had one made for you, head of the class, natalie morales. >> thank you. >> they're $18. they come in a lucite container and you can personalize those
and i love the little quips and queries gifts to jot down little notes. it has all good luck symbols and then another one will little french signs. >> okay. now these are also letter pressed this alphabet poster and great coasters, as well. this is designed i understand by a former emtly schoolteacher, right? >> three women and one of them happened to be an elementary school teacher. they're all hand pressed, done in addition. they're very attractive and i thought you could give either the poster or the coasters and say from a to z you're the best teacher i know or some fun little -- >> nice little artwork. >> and it's really pretty artwork. >> get to supplies. often they're digging into their own pockets. >> that's the thing, most teachers are paying for supplies in their classroom. i put together little teacher emergency kit. i just went to the container store -- >> mm-hmm. >> -- everything from -- >> hand sanitizer. >> to red pencil for correcting. good hand sanitizer, even threw in some life 15i6ers, put those in a jar and container store
has -- >> that's cute. >> you can do the same thing. -- >> great idea. >> okay now for the crafty parent out there here's something you can do for your teachers as well. >> i just made this crayon wreath. it was very simple. i went to michaels and actually on sale i bought two embroidery hoop rings. one 12 inch and one a 9 inch. you just lay them down and you start gluing -- >> great ideas. >> this took 84 crayons exactly. so you kind of have to figure it out. it's much easier if you just don't worry about stacking all the colors. but i was doing -- >> that's cute. >> -- kind of rainbow design. >> i like that. this is adorable, too. with pencils you made these flower boxes. >> i just took a jar and i glue gunned number two pencils. and then i thought i would say, you know, these pencils may be number 2, but you're number 1. and filled those with flowers -- >> saying! >> just a little note as well. >> which is cute. >> which is one thing i want to say. as you're giving a gift really -- >> personalize --
>> so that goes to this. this is a group gift where you have maybe you have 25 kids in the class you have them each write four or so reasons that they love their teacher and then stack those notes in between $100 bills and it's 100 reasons that you think they're a great teacher. >> and we're out of time but you have gift ideas, gift cards. >> and then also as a group gift to give a loaded amazon kindle and then you can customize them with these gel skins. go to gelskins.com and you can print out even a note for kids or a class picture. >> great. good ideas. elizabeth mayhew, thanks so much. as always. coming up next, from new orleans to greece, a taste of sandwiches from all over the world.
how about sandwiches from around the world. >> oh -- >> we have a great assortment that will make you want to roll up your sleeves and take a big bite. andrew zimmern is the host of bizarre foods on the travel channel. good morning. >> good morning. >> this is our cooking show. >> it is right now. >> can we just give you some congratulations? your show won the james beard award. >> thank you. very, very lucky. best tv show on location. i won't argue with them. >> no, not at all. >> we're very proud of what we do and we're very lucky with some stiff competition, as there is every year, and a lot of people could have won the award. we're thrilled it was us. >> i'm sure you run across some great sandwiches. >> and that's the thing. you guys know, i mean, you're a huge, passionate food maven. it all starts with bread. and from around the world, what you have to make sure is that the bread can actually be eaten. here's a great, crusty baguette, but you can't actually put your teeth through it. nowadays, a lot of people build sandwiches from things that are inedible or they fall apart.
the other thing that it represents is the democratization of the food movement. we're lucky enough to be in an age and time where chefs in very fancy, high-end, three-star michelen restaurants are doing sandwiches, especially here in new york. i wanted to make you three of my favorite. >> okay. >> this one is from guadalajara. we're making a torto avogada, means drowned or wet sandwich. pork shoulder, some onions, some oregano, some garlic, salt, throw it into the oven for three hours at 325. meanwhile, take your tomatoes, some onions here sweating. easiest thing in the whole world to get the skin off of a tomato is simply to grate it. >> oh. >> and press the flesh away. you can see what you end up lift with is just the skin here. >> pretty cool. >> i don't mind the seeds in this. what i do want to do is make sure i don't have too many of them. nice to use a medium-sized tomato. a little oregano, a little bay leaf. some salt.
and about a quarter-pound of chili arbal that had the seeds taken out of them. once they toast, the seeds fall out of them. smush them. a lot of chili. a lot of tomatoes. >> oh, my gosh! >> as it cooks -- >> how spicy is this? >> as it cooks it gets milder. >> my eyes are burning right now. >> the real fun of this is if you like it hot, leave the quarter pound in. if you would like it less hot, go about halfway. you add some water, you cook this down, and you puree it in a blender and you wind up with this fantastic sauce. >> oh. >> now, the key here -- the key here with this is building it, a toasted roll, or baguette, is great. the reason you want it toasted is that you want the torta when it absorbs the sauce to have that toasted flavoring. this is the pork after it's been cooked for three hours. >> just falls apart. >> you used -- >> pulled pork.
of course the traditional way in guadalajara, especially with the food stalls, vinegared onions, cilantro, the bread, and it gets very messy, and yes -- >> drowning it. >> they really do drown the sandwich just like that. and i'm going to -- >> that gooks great. >> it really is a fantastic, fantastic way to eat. now -- >> tell us about the other two sandwiches. >> well, the recipe for all of these is on the website. but i brought two more of my favorites. this is a po boy from new orleans. my favorite sandwich in the whole world. usually made with meat or fried seafood. used to be called the peacemaker. but apparently, and perhaps it's apocryphal a long time ago during a street car strike down there one of the retired street car guys opened a sandwich shop and gave free sandwiches to the guys on strike, and so it became called the po boy. this is a real souvlaki from athens. another one of my all-time favorite sandwiches. the pork, the eggplant and all the rest. >> good to see you. >> eat up. dig in. >> kathie lee and hoda up next.
university trustees are considering lifting the 10% limit on salary increases for new presidents. they're also considering using more foundation money to pay the salaries. critics say the money should instead be used for student scholarships or instruction. they will meet tomorrow in advance of a public session wednesday. the plan to give san francisco a free ride faces a major hurdle this week. last month, they approved a pilot program to provide free passes for low income use. the program depends on $5 million in funding from metropolitan transportation commission. several members of the mtc expressed skepticism using regional money for a project that only benefits san francisco. that plan will be debated wednesday night. no debate about the weather. a beautiful forecast out there. let's check in with christina. >> we have been waiting for it. it is the time of year you have comfortable temperatures by the bay and at the coast, because we
have warm conditions inland with 90s on the map. 79 for oakland, 90 in concord, 88 degrees in san jose. keep that in mind, drink lots of water if outside today. cooler tomorrow, a few more clouds wednesday. then thursday for the weekend, temperatures staying summer like. keep that in mind. let's check the drive with mike. southbound 280 off ramp closed from a bus fire. it is a tour bus. the back on fire. no reports of injury. not a school bus, a tour bus. the rest of the city showing it is a little slow. 680 southbound at mission, an accident blocking lanes there. two lanes. that's causing all the jam out of that area towards mission boulevard. laura, back to you. thank you very much. for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. [ male announcer ] with all your car does for you, he really wants to hear those three little words: chevron with techron. care for your car.
captions paid for byn. nbc-universal television hello, everybody. hope you survived your big weekend. it is fun day monday. it is may 7th. chugging along in the beautiful month of may. i saw you over the weekend. >> we spent so much time together these days. >> it is kind of a miracle -- we really should be married because we really get along well. it's legal now, hoda. come on! >> i know. but if you guys were home saturday night you may have watched "snl." if you've ever been to new york, they have something called the
dress rehearsal, then they have the actual live event saturday. >> sometimes i hear the dress rehearsal's even more fun because it is loosey-goosey. >> and they have additional acts because they pare through them and weed them out. it was eli manning's day. one of the highlights was the tan lady. >> oh, yes! >> from nuttily. this is the original -- let's watch a little bit of kristin having some fun with her. >> now the tanning mom, patricia krenzel. >> now you sthad those who criticize you are fat, ugly and jealous. >> yes. no, i can't blame them for being jealous, i am alluring in a way they'll never be. trust me, there are plenty of men in new jersey who would love to snap into the slim gym.
>> i don't know about that. >> really quick before i go i want to show you this trick. are you ready? >> yeah, i'd love to see a trick. >> piece of bread. put it between my thighs. toast. >> that's what we need up in our room. the toaster that takes ten minutes. we need that woman we'll pay her to come and -- our crew will be so happy. they'll have their toast, their bagels, their waffles like this! >> so here's the other thing about that night. so eli manning hosted. he was adorable, great. before i went up to the show i was standing out on the street waiting for a friend to meet me to go see the rehearsal. this guy from snl said i've worked at "snl" for 25 years. there is not a better show than rihanna. i don't even want to give it away for you because it is off the hooks, off the charts. i love music, i was so excited. we get up there, we're all waiting. for the first time ever in "snl" history they stepped out and they said we want to apologize,
rihanna's not feeling well and is not going to be performing during dress rehearsal and only during the live performance. there was this audible groan. they said she wasn't feeling well. it's funny because i guess all the great acts they've ever had -- springsteen, paul mccartney, everybody does it. >> we don't know the real story of what happened to her. >> they said she was sick and someone reported she needed a penicillin shot. they said they did the second show fine. remember, they're two three-minute songs. >> but still, she's a high-energy act. looks like there she's feeling just fine. yeah, she's fine. >> amazing what a little shot of penicillin will do. oh, yeah, spank it, baby. >> we got to see her choreographer doing that same thing. >> so far whatever that gentleman said to you about how amazing it is going to be, it hasn't lived up to that. >> well -- it's a lot of bells and whistles. lot of bells and whistles. >> i miss doris day personally
very much. >> also, at the box office, if you weren't at home watching tv, a lot of people went to the movies. >> that is not an exciting performance for me. then you see "the avengers" which i have no desire to see and it broke all box office -- >> $200 million. the number two movie -- the number two movie in the list which is "think like a man," that made $8 million. $200 million, $8 million. >> "think like a man" might have some legs. that might be a little word of mouth movie. this is of course going to get all the attention. >> sure, it will. >> well good for them. people need super heroes i guess is the moral of that tale. >> speaking of people -- people who need people. so cassidy and kathie lee are in this month's "people" magazine as the moms and daughter section. >> we're among four. kris jenner and her two girls, my god daughters.
there's andy mcdowell. >> this shows the relationship. it is playful, it is fun, bambino's in the middle. >> i'm started to feel it though. she's going off to college in the fall and i'm already starting to -- you know, wonder -- >> you going to miss her? >> how am i going to live without my cass? >> oh. >> anyway -- >> speak egg of moms, can i just say my mom happens to be here? >> she's in the house and she brought beautiful little hanna with her. >> they're just coming here to have some fun and watch. >> speaking of -- hanna's always very, very well behaved but there is a little issue with a little 6-year-old who was suspended for sexual harassment. >> this is the weirdest story. a 6-year-old boy, colorado boy -- i think personally this is over the top but he got a three-day suspension. the charge is sexual harassment. he sang a line from that song
"i'm sexy and i know it," that's the lmfao song it. ♪ i'm sexy and i know it >> the kids love this song. >> he sang it once and got in trouble. then he was told never to sing it again and he sang it to again. >> he sang it to a specific girl, hoda. you always want to minimize it that's why our country's going into the toilet. >> how old is he? 6? he doesn't know what sexy means. ♪ ♪ i'm sexy and i know it snow. >> but here's the thing. he doesn't even know what it means. >> you think that's adorable. if some kid did that to my 6-year-old little daughter -- >> she wouldn't know what it meant either. >> if the kid is told one time that it's wrong, you have an issue. if the kid does it right away again to the same girl, then you have a problem. that's why kids never -- they grow up to be bad behaving adults, hoda, because nobody stops them at 6 years old. >> but i done think they know what the words --
>> well tell them you may not understand it yet but you're not to say it and don't do it again. ♪ i'm sexy and i know it >> you got hanna thinking it's just fine. i give up! there's only so much i can do. you know what? that's fine. that's fine. >> okay. all right. ♪ >> okay. all right. okay. it's time for a sip of something. >> let's just toast making it through the week having hosted three big events. >> talk about those. let's do that. >> you start. >> let's start with on wednesday. on wednesday we did an event for donny deutsch called jacob's cure. donny was actually honored at the event. beautiful event. it was one of those great ones where we got to sit with donny's entie family. that's his mom and dad, married almost 59 years. >> that's what we call a modern family. he's there with his baby mama, his children from different
relationships, his parents who are the most delicious two people in the whole world. and his best friend since fourth grade. cindy, the woman in front. donny, if you only see donny on tv you would not really know donny. there's a tender really, really loyal side to him that we like a lot. >> then we together did another one on friday night. this was for save the children. angelique bell, our bosses on the right-hand side. >> jennifer connelly has just been named one of the ambassadors for this organization that helps children i guess in preschool situations with learning and that sort of thing. that was friday night. >> oh! >> that's sweet little girl. she's from washington state. she was sweet. >> you were busy -- >> that was saturday. >> saturday night frank and i hosted something called the dart concert which dart is the dana's angels research trust. an organization we've been involved with for the last seven years battling nee ining niemane
c. a beautiful family has two children afflicted with an incurable disease. and natalie cole performed. that we almost lost a few years ago to illness. i'm telling you, she comes out there looking like a dream. she looks like she's 16 years old still. she must be a size zero and she hang her begonias off and never took one sip of water. for an hour and a half. not a sip of water, just effortlessly. that's music. i'm sorry. but you know what? take a page from the pros, baby. favorite things. -- >> this is the "favorite things" music. >> this was supposed to be on and it isn't -- >> you just have to tap it. >> this is called "over the moon. the broadway lullaby project book." it is a collection of bull blul.
the thing about it -- this is a particular song written by rupert holmes and different broadway composers, different broadway singers, arrangers, illustrators. julie andrews wrote the forward and all of the money goes to breast cancer research, different -- people like kelly o'hara and rebecca luker. >> it is only $12.99 to download. that's great. >> check that out. >> my favorite thing is in this ziploc thing. my mom makes baklava every time she comes. look what's left. this is all that's left. okay? two of these full to the top. it is the best baklava you've ever had. the recipe will be found online or somewhere. we'll post it. >> i'm sure miss sara's got something fun. >> she brings it so often that when she's here people will be like, so is there baklava -- it's almost not welcoming
anymore. my favorite thing aside from hanna -- she's actually sitting by someone other than hoda right now -- this book chasing daylight. this man found out he had a brain tumor and had two months to live. it is not sad, it is uplifting, it talks about until he faced death he didn't know how to really live. it is the most beautiful book. >> thank you, sara. "everyone has a story" week. let's take a pause to listen to one of the great singersf our time. ♪ suddenly clear in that moment ♪ >> you know, the public demand for me to come back an sing again is so overwhelming. we're going to speak with jane faucet from seattle, washington. her daughter denise wrote in, beautiful letter to honor her. we figured with mother's day coming up, she would be a good one to honor. jane was diagnosed with stage 1 diabetes when she was only 23 years old so she's been in and out of hospitals and everything. but she raised three children, put herself through college, took care of denise, her
daughter who then was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 47. denise wants to show the world what an amazing mom she has. they're both on the phone! >> hey! >> hey! >> hello! >> happy mother's day! >> well thank you very much! >> now we're seeing you. >> we're soex si excited for yo come visit us this week. >> that's going to be wonderful. >> i spent a lot of time back in seattle last summer and fall. so you have quite the flight on your way. it's a good six-hour flight you know. >> yes, it is. that's all right. >> you have a wonderful trip and we'll see you on thursday. >> okay! we can't wait. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you, guys. coming up next -- actor matthew morrison on what to expect when you're expecting. >> we'll just take a pause and look at matthew. and why he knows all about us. really? i doubt it. but we'll probe him.rs
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relationship, there's a lot these two do not agree on. >> wow. >> oh, no, no, no. i don't want to know about everything that can go wrong. >> oh, my god. there's breastfeeding. we have to know about this. and -- what? oh. circumcision, yes or no. >> of course! how is that even a question. >> actually, a lot of couples are choosing not to circumcise these days. >> who said that? >> the expert, honey. see, it is a question because it says yes or no. >> my answer is yes. >> whoa. >> if you can't get over a little brisk situation, you're not -- >> oh, come on, get the clamps an snip it. >> this is an interesting film. it has five i think different vignettes. you and cameron diaz worked together but you really weren't familiar with what the others were up to? >> we had a big press junket the
past couple days. actually some of the crew from some of my broadway shows work here. >> they love you. sglt cast is incredible though on this. >> tell us about making the movie though. >> oh, gosh. anna kendrik, jennifer lopez -- >> there was an international cast. >> yes, it is. >> what interested you about this? >> they said you're going to play opposite cameron diaz. i'm like okay, sounds good. >> they also said you are going to dance. isn't there a big dance scene? cameron's trained and have you a big background in dance. >> i'm a big dancer. what happened was i learn to dance in los angeles and she learned it in atlanta. then we had about four hours of actually learning it together in atlanta and then we had two days. that's actually an old abandoned home depot -- >> are you kidding? >> i heard it was magic and i think it was.
yeah. okay. >> there seemed to be some on-screen chemistry going on there. >> well, they made a baby. at least five or six minutes there was. >> come on. that's all you're going to give me? five or six minutes? >> i don't know. i hear things. >> no. we had a great time. because we started this movie actually learning to dance together. i think there was something about when you have a great body language when you learn like dance, it's so sensual, it kind of created the chemistry we had for the rest of the movie. >> a lot of people look at you an know you from "glee," but you had quite the career on broadway before any of that. >> if you say so. >> no, you did. what is it going to take to bring you back to broadway. >> i just want to come whack to broadway to see all these amazing shows. i'm so behind. >> but you don't have time at this point. "glee" is still going strong. >> i still have my apartment here because with the thought that i would be back a lot but i just haven't had time to come back here. >> i'm sure you can't tell us
what's going on with "glee." >> well, there's three episodes left. it is a very -- we cried a lot on the set. it's been very sad because it is kind of the end of an era for a lot of the kids. >> there is a little time for them to graduate. they're all 35! >> what? i don't know what you're talking about. >> it's time to move on into the real world, don't you think? >> isn't that always the case though with high school shows? we're all 35. >> exactly. we wish you good luck with this film. >> you have a new cd coming out, i heard, about broadway standards. when you bring that out, please come see us. great to see you. again, the film "what to expect when you're expecting" opens in theaters starting may 18th. up next, we'll reveal our fan of the week. food,
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sara's here to do the honors. bring it on, miss sara! >> okay. drum roll, lease. our winner this week is shara curry from lansing, michigan. she and her friend work the overnight shift at an overnight health care facility so they tune in to the 2:00 a.m. airing of our show when they have down time. though they can't dri two with coffee or energy drink in hand. your laughter and witty humor help keep them awake and cheerful in the middle of the night. they love hearing about the latest trends in fashion, hair and makeup with bobbi's buzz. "joy fit club" segment inspires them to eat healthy and exercise and they look forward to hearing the inspiring stories. >> where are they going? where's shara going? >> shara, congratulations. we are sending you to ft. lauderdale, florida where you'll enjoy a three-night stay at the harbor beach marriott hotel. the trip includes daily breakfast and two 60-minute spa
treatments and round trip airfare for two. the hotel and airfare accommodations were provided by harbor beach marriott resort and spa. >> that's for two. she can take that girlfriend that she works for at night. >> so people do watch that 2:00 a.m. repeat. >> apparently over a million people, hoda. there is no accounting for taste in this world. still ahead, our friend andy cohen with stories from the front lines of pop culture. new book out! >> he would know. plus, everything you need to recover from your fashion emergency to be fresh and clean. we got jill martin in the house to tell us about that. also, recipes from breakfast in bed that your kids can make for you on mother's day. >> but mothers do not like to be woken up. let them sleep, then bring it to them. okay? ♪ you take a message. take a boo-boo and make it better. take a nap? lol. take a breath. you take care of it all. let nutri-grain help take care of you. it's tasty -- made with real fruit,
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you're at 79 degrees versus 65 in oakland, and 63 in san francisco. so you can clearly see from the shading on the contour map the micro climates kicking in, that time of year. high pressure is the reason for the warmup. it is amplified for today. we are warmer today than yesterday. the winds warm from land to sea. it all works out like this. 90 in los gatos, 79 in oakland, 73 in san francisco. the full forecast during the 11:00 broadcast in about a half hour. let's check the drive with mike. may take that long to get out of this. slow southbound 680 down through fremont. at mission had an earlier accident, that cleared from the lane. still recovering. it was a tough drive off 580, down 680. south bay, not bad. and the smoother drive, but construction eastbound across 92. you have a couple of emergency
lane repair work going on for the next hour. back to you, marla. coming up at 11:00, a deadline for yahoo has come and gth. aveymil u 9:00 a.m. to fire the ceo over padding the resume. the latest in 30 minutes. we are back with more of "today" on this fun day monday. what's more fun an andy cohen. head-cho at our sister network bravo where he is executive vice president of development and talent. that's an interesting title when you think about some of the things that you watch there. that's funny. >> he hosts his own late night talk show, "watch what happens live." it is a show he can describe as an interactive cook tame party apparently. >> this is what he drinks. having cocktails while hosting. he's out with a new book called "most talkative," stories from the front lines of pop culture. what a cute cover! >> i was voted most talkative and biggest gossip if you can
believe it. >> not you! >> i was very upset that i didn't win best dressed but the most talkative thing, my mouth has taken me from there to here and back. >> what happened to the guy that was best dressed? nobody ever heard of him! >> exactly. >> can we talk about what we're drinking? >> this is a drink that i enjoy on my show, called a frescila invented by mark consuelos. it is fresca and tequila. fresca is a diet soda. >> it is low calorie. >> we're happy about your book. i didn't know a lot of things about you. we feel like we know you because we see you all the time. but listening to your journey, first were you a susan lucci stalker as a young child. i loved "all my children." that's when i interviewed her when i was 19 years old. >> i love your fro! >> fro on me an the '80s hair on her. there we are when i was a producer at cbs news the day after she won the emmy. i just always loved soap operas,
specifically "all my children." that really came back as we produced "the housewives." i think that my love of "all my children" kind of informed my love of "the housewives." but i was at cbs news for ten years. i worked behind the scenes in tv for 23 years. >> one of the great stories is about when you went to be a host of a show early on and the producer raled you and said you don't have any talent and you'll never be anything. >> how dare you think that you could go from behind the scenes to in front of the camera. how dare you! >> how hard was that transition? >> very hard. it is -- it's one of the things -- one of the themes of my book is, it is really a dream come true story. i was told 25 years ago you have a wandering eye, you're never going to wind up -- >> a lot of men have a wandering eye. it's -- shouldn't keep them back. >> yes. but so i gave up that dream and then years later, there's a misconception that i just like gave myself my own show one day which is absolutely untrue.
and the story of how i wound up on tv, it is an amazing story but it really is lightning in a bottle. >> which one is the wandering one. i don't notice it? >> i focus on you. >> oh, yes, sure you do. in your book you write about -- >> there's a lot going on here. yes. >> you learned that two things about yourself by the time you were 8 years old that you loved tv and that you were gay. >> exactly. >> tell us about that moment. >> well, i mean, realizing that i was gay was really a heart breaking moment for me. i thought at this moment in st. louis, no gay people on tv, no role models anywhere. i thought this is not an option for a life for me. i'm not going to be able to be who i am in my life and i thought there was going to be a fork in the road where i was just going to have to choose to put that part of me away. i just didn't think it was an option and i tell the story in the book of how i came to a
place where i could do it and it was the hardest thing i've ever done. >> i love your mom's reaction when you told her. >> she said -- two things. she said, my biggest fear about you was that you were going to be an airhead because alldy was watch tv. that's a. b, i probably would have hated your wife anyway. she probably would have is the truth of the matter. that poor woman! >> long suffering. >> it is just one great last picture if we have it. but your hair is so out of control. i was embarrassed about my lid? >> i put every embarrassing picture -- >> that was a joke! that was me brushing my hair out as a joke obviously. yes. >> whatever you are doing now, it is working for you. >> oh, that's nice. >> hoda! >> hey, hey! >> was that no make-up day? >> no! >> that's just a normal day getting color. >> it's a fun book, it's interesting, funny. a lot of people are going to o love this.
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it's time for "moms rule today," and ways to balance the scale between your work and your life. >> whether you're a single or married mom, chances are you feel overwhelmed from juggling work, kids, school activities, your home and everything else that comes with it. >> carol evans is the president of working mother media and siobhan is a working mother of two. hi, ladies. >> so neither of them had enough sleep last night. join the club, right? >> we've had this discussion several times. what kind of sparked this one is carol googled -- googled there is work, there is life and there is no balance. what are your thoughts on that statement? >> she also went on to say that she leaves work at every day at 5:30 to go home and have dinner
with her kids. to me that is what women do. we feel like we have no balance. we feel like we're out of control. >> but she's making balance by making that choice. >> women are amazing at finding solutions to the problems in their lives. like she did. >> if you're a coo you can probably call the shots. but in your case, siobhan, it is hard to find balance. tell us what your situation is. >> i am a mother of two, a single mother of two. i am divorced. my ex-husband lives far away. i can't call him, can you do this for me. i do have a lot of help from home. >> your family's been great. >> i moved in with my mom and my dad and my sister baby-sits for me. but troy's got soccer on monday, they both have soccer on saturdays. i get up and i have to get them both ready for school in the morning before my sister takes my daughter to school, i got to make sure troy gets on the bus. >> that's the point. is that she has all of this going on and yet she has found solutions. have you your sister, have you your mother, you have a lot of
people helping. >> but that's -- i shouldn't speak for you, but if i were you, i would say that's just a part-time solution. this is not my -- what i want. i want my own home -- >> absolutely. >> independence. >> yes. but on the other hand, siobhan, you have to work to make it work for your family. most women in this world really do need to work. the two paycheck family is essential and if you're a single mom you're all there is. >> how does she get past her situation now into freedom from all of that to where she feels like she's calling the shots more not the shots are being called on her. >> we're never going to really feel like we're calling the shots. that's just life. >> until you're coo. >> even cheryl doesn't call the shots. she has to work with her system. what we want to do is reframe our thinking. we need to look at the value that we're adding to our family by working. what would your life be like if you didn't have a job and what with your life be like if you didn't have a career. take the long view of your job,
what is it when you think about it as a career and remind yourself that there is a real value to your bringing income into the home. otherwise, you probably would be in a very difficult situation. >> i can't imagine that happening. >> think about that, you reframe it and you feel stronger about the choices that you're making. >> some women don't ask for help. >> yes. i can't ask for help. >> either at work. you don't want to delegate, you don't want to think i'm not enough. at home you want to think you're super mom so you don't ask for anyone's help. >> but there are ways to ask for help. what you want to do really is you want to go out to whoever you are thinking about asking for help. remember, one thing which is that people love to help. if i asked you to help me right now because i just couldn't jump off this big chair, you would be delighted to help me. you'd feel good about it. remember, people want to help. other thing is to say to the person that you're asking the help of to just talk to them in a straight way about what you need and not assume the answer. don't assume they're going to say yes or no. just say what you need. >> we also have to be very
careful that when we say working moms we don't discount the work that moms who don't have a professional job do at home because that's -- you said you're jealous of them. >> i am super jealous of them. my son, i was able to stay home with him while my husband went to work for the first four years of his life. he is kind and he's quiet and he's self-sufficient. >> i bet he doesn't sing "i'm sexy and i know it" -- >> oh, he does! >> he does! >> no it's "i'm elmo and i know it." >> there's an elmo version? >> the elmo version. you got to look that up. adorable. >> thanks, ladies. thank you so much. up next -- you got a fashion emergency? jill martin has quick fixed when you're onlwess do. s s always es. . [ female announcer ] introducing a match made in skin heaven.
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to the airport, quick fixes for fashion niece stas eeiece that in a pinch. >> these are tipsy glasses. look at these. in case you've had a few and want to look fashionably chooek, they're already slanted. uncommongoods.com. this is fabulous. this is a necklace that actually attached to the scarf. can you take them off. it is a scarf and then it is attaches or it can be a necklace. >> so it doesn't get all lost in it. >> can you wear the necklace separate. >> clever. >> i wish i came up with it. feistyelle.com. these earrings are reversible and ecofriendly. do you see two different colors? they're reversible. you could get the yellow and the gray. they have all of these different versions that you can stack, $12 and up.
this is fabulous. they are bangles with the hair bend built in. >> best invention in the world. the wheel, fire, then that. >> i know. look at this. you could wear your bangle and look fashionable. i'm very into displaying your jewelry as art at your home. this is giftsimple.com, $15. you could put all your earrings on in a very fancy way. this is for the beach. it comes with all of these things. then have you a pail for your kids to put their things in. this is just a dot. let's say you are wearing a shirt and you want to cover up a little bit. it is just a simple dot. >> but you can see the dot. >> no, no, that comes off. >> nice but the dot -- >> if you're wearing a pashmina and you just want a little wrap -- this is getbladebuddy.com. $19.99.
you can take any razor you have. this is a silicone pad and it will actually lengthen the amount of use of yourstraighten. it will save your blood for months. longer lashes. lower lashes. i have very short lower lashes. >> thank you. so it is very hard to get the lower lashes. this is little from collin neli. >> it is a little baby wand! >> when you have a frizzy, it is a john frieda hairline, it goes right away. no color. just like using an emollient. can't believe i actually said that word. you'll love this. it is a mirror, a lip gloss, and it is a light to read the menu. >> but we saw this from amway.
>> beautyforreal.com. >> it is a great idea. yeah. good. >> $14 and up. >> then this is a fashion emergency just to smell fabulous. i know you love your scents. this is just a random insert. new for spring. the lotion and body watch. tocca.com. >> you want to put it on that other arm, yet, hoda that you haven't taken care of yet? >> on thursday i did laser hair removal on one arm and i haven't finished the other. >> she's a bushy mess. >> please don't say bushy. >> this is a bag that you could put through to look stylish when you travel over the summer and it is like this when you put it through, then it is a wristlet. >> i don't like clear because of all the things that are in there. >> because stuff you have is ten years old. >> it always looks a little grungy. up next, a few good reasons to make mom breakfast in bed this sunday. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
now in "today's kitchen what's cookin'," breakfast in bed for mom from peanut butter crunch french toast to crumb top blueberry muffins, there's no more delicious way to wake mom up. >> here with quick kid friendly recipes, "food and wine" special project director gail simmons who brought along some little helpers. sophia and marco. this sounds fantastic! >> this is one of my favorite recipes from "food and wine" magazine, crunchy peanut buttery french toast.
easy to make with the kids. sophia's made beautiful peanut butter sandwiches here. fold them up together. that one goes there, and this one goes right on top. you can do that. exactly. you've made your sandwiches. i'm soaking them in some eggs, cream and vanilla. soak that all up. once you've gotten them nice and moist, sophia, help me cover them in cornflakes. crushed cornflakes. >> you know how good that's going to be. >> get it all in there. we're going to press it on to it here. give it a good press. i'm going to put them into the fan. we'll make them nice and golden. >> like a minute on each side? >> yeah, a minute or two minutes on each side. you can hear it sizzling in there. once you've done the first side you can just flip it, give it a good flip. it is going to be nice and golden. >> oh, my gosh! that looks delicious. >> then you take it off. give that some confection or
sugar, maple syrup. >> nice work! that was amazing. >> sophia, come with me. >> where are you going? hold on! >> they need to taste. >> hold the phone. >> oh, my god. >> nice! >> delicious. good job! >> it's marco's turn. marco, you ready? stay up here with me. i'm going to mix -- i've got some baking powder, some flour, a little bit of salt, i'm dumping it right into my eggs and my sugar. beating it all up together. you want to mix it all up. this is the batter. it is super easy. then once it is all whisked together i'm going to fold in blueberries. dump those in. thank you very much. >> you're supposed to fold but she dumped. >> no, dumping is good. then we'll mix it all in together. once it is all mixed we'll scoop it right into our muffin tins. we've made a crumb topping with brown sugar. >> you want to do this for us, honey? go ahead.
>> you dump those in. good one. we've made a crumb topping with brown sugar, butter, a little bit of flour. >> these are easy. >> these are really easy. s s >> siprinkle some of that crumb topping -- bake for 25 minutes, half-an-hour. if you want to do a special drink, a beautiful smoothie. pomegranate juice, bananas and yogurt in the blender. >> all looks great! thanks, guys. tomorrow, actress and fitness guru suzanne somers joins us. >> plus father and son actors martin sheen and emilio estevez. have an awesome monday, everybody. ♪
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