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>> from nbc news, this is today with matt lauer and ann curry live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today on this tuesday morning. i am ann curry? i am matt lauer. we had a recent assessment by the obama administration that said al qaeda is a shadow of its former self. the latest thwarted attempt shows that the network is still making a lot of efforts to attack. >> absolutely right. on monday we learned that a covert c.i.a. operation in yemen stopped a suicide mission that planned to use an upgraded underwear bomb containing no metal at all on a flight headed to the united states. we'll get more on this from president obama's top counter terrorism advisor just ahead. >> ahead of a a bitter primary battle rick santorum has now endorsed his former republican rival mitt romney. wasn't exactly a rousing
endorsement. he did it in an e-mail sent over night. we'll have more on that story coming up as well. >> and prince harry has been in washington and dazzling washington and we'll tell you who he was rubbing shoulders with during his first visit to the nation's capital. >> let us begin with the al qaeda terror plat and alleged plan to blow up an underwear bomb aboard a jet headed to the united states. it was stopped by the c.i.a. before it could be launched. pete williams has the latest on this. good morning. >> matt, good morning. american officials say they actually found out about this plot a month ago. they followed it closely and then they shut it down and after that they seized the device that the terrorists intended to use. it is now here in the u.s. where the fbi is studying how it was made. u.s. officials say the target was to be a passenger air liner bound for the u.s. though no specific flight has been chosen when the plot was disrupted. they say a potential suicide bomber had been recruited and was being trained.
officials declined to say if he is in custody. >> as far as the person who actually had the bomb, the exact language that was used for me was we no longer have to be concerned about him. >> the plan was to use a for refined version of the underwear bomb that he tried to detonate over an overseas polite to detroit christmas 2009. it failed to work properly and simply caught fire. with the earlier device they say the latest one had no metal parts, intended to evade the full body scanners widely deployed after the underwear bomber's attempt. >> it is reminder why we remain vigilant at home and abroad in protecting our nation and in protecting friendly nations and people. >> reporter: it had all the hallmarks of the off shoot in yemen, ter on the group the u.s. is most concerned about. administration officials say the plotters were very closely monitored suggesting an informant was in on it. we were confident said a senior
administration official we had inside control over any plot this might have been associated with this device. as part of the same counter terror operation a top al qaeda figure was killed in a weekend air strike and intelligence officials say he would have approved any such terror plot. >> this organization had a bad week. the plot has been disrupted. we have the device in our possession and they lost several senior leaders as a result of drone strikes. >> reporter: intelligence officials say the device was hikely made by the top bomb maker for al qaeda in yemen who designed the 2009 underwear bomb and the devices hidden in printer cartridges destined for chicago two years ago. an official says the bomb is now at the fbi's crime lab just outside washington, d.c. where explosives experts are analyzing how it was made and whether it could have evaded airport security screening. >> pete williams, this morning, thanks. john brenen is the chief counter
terrorism advisor. good morning. >> good morning. >> give us a sense what it took to thwart the plot and get our hands on this bomb. >> it took close cooperation with the international partners. this is something we really emphasized over the past many years and working very closely with our yemen partners because al qaeda and the peninsula poses a serious threat to us so having the intelligence and being able to take actions before any of these i.e.d.s can make their way to an airplane or airport is instrumental in terms of being able to disrupt these types of attempted attacks before they get under way. >> do we have the alleged bomb inner custody? >> we don't have to worry about the i.e.d. or the would-be bomber, and this is still in a sensitive stage. we're working closely and want to protect meths and equities and neither the device or the would-be bomber poses a threat.
>> pete just recorded this was all plastic like the one used christmas 2009 during the attempt there. what will comparing these devices teach us, tell us about what advances al qaeda is making and how effective they now are at getting devices through airport security? >> well, aqap's bomb maker has demonstrated real proficiency as far as concealing methods as well as the materials that are used in these i.e.d.s, so what the fbi is doing now is taking a look at this i.e.d. and seeing what type of modifications, refinements may have been made. we adapt our measures accordingly. whatever we learn from this i.e.d. we're going to ensure it will be incorporated into the measures that we take at airports as well as any other avenues of approach that the would-be terrorists will take. >> do we have technology that will screen for these types of plastics. >> we have redundant supports
and advanced imaging technology and different types of measures in place at airports. it is a combination of those measures that we take at the airport as well as the intelligence that allows us to learn about individuals that may be getting on planes. we have been doing a fair amount of screening of passengers, both again physically as well as making sure that we know about those individuals before they get aboard an aircraft. >> you know, you recently said that al qaeda is a shadow of its former self. certainly we have taken down a lot of al qaeda leaders. one was taken down just this past sunday. given this latest plot, can we actually truly say that al qaeda has been weakened, the threat from al qaeda has been weakened? >> al qaeda core in pakistan has truly been degraded significantly. with he have been working closely with our pakistani partners to do that, but al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is the most operationally active element of al qaeda these days. it has tried in the past to carry out attacks multiple times
against aircraft. it's carried out assassination attacks in the peninsula and so it is a lethal organization, a dangerous one. that's why we have to continue to work very closely with our yemen partners so that we're able to stop these attacks before they get under way. >> you mentioned this would-be bomber, we don't have to worry about him. has he been killed? >> i am not going to go into any of the operational details again. i think the american people should feel confident that this device and the bomber that would use it are no longer a threat to the american public. this is something that we had visibility into early on and therefore what we're doing now is taking additional measures in the event there are other efforts out there on the part of al qaeda to try to evade security. >> all right. white house counter terrorism advisor john brenen, thank you on multiple levels this morning. michael lighter was director of the counter terrorism center
during the failed 2009 underwear event, and he was a national security analyst. good morning to you. i imagine that you have got something to say about the fact that part of the story here is that the u.s. was able to take down this effort, foil this plot, that was apparently from the hinder lands of yemen. isn't that part of the story here? >> absolutely, anne. this is a difficult intelligence operation, to fuelly find individuals working with foreign partners and really have the entire u.s. intelligence community led by the c.i.a., have people in a position to identify these operatives before they get on planes, be inside the plat enough to disrupt them before they're close to our shores and that really represents an enormous victory for u.s. counter terrorism efforts. >> as you pointed out in the past, the 2009 bomb plot showed us that they're able to get a bomb, a device, past airline security but they weren't able at that time to ignite the bomb.
if they are able, when we analyze what we have now in our possession, this bomb, that would have gone off, if we see that it could have been ignited, what does that do in terms of how we stay a step ahead of these plotters? >> as john brenen just said they're always trying to modify their means to produce a more effective weapon that can bypass our security measures. in the yas of abdul, it did not work well enough and simply started a fire. i guess they spent the last two years perfecting the mechanism so to keep them off the plane in the first place and at the same time make sure our advanced imaging technology and different screening methods, our intelligence in place to help locate those operatives before they even get on, if this bomb technique is more effective than their previous one, it is going to be that much more difficult to find them before they get on
the planes >> michael lighter, thanks so much for your perspective also this morning. >> my pleasure. >> great thing we actually have our hands on that device. >> no question about it. hopefully we'll learn a lot from it. it is a very busy morning. a check of the rest of the headlines from natalie at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. author marie san dack who wrote and illustrated where the wild things are has died. she took generations of children on a wild ride along with max, a little boy sent to his room without supper. she was 83 years old. a new ally for gop presidential hopeful mitt romney and the race for the white house. peter alexander has the latest from washington. good morning. >> good morning to you. that new ally is rick santorum, but it wasn't exactly a resounding endorsement by santorum. it was sent out in the 13th paragraph of a late night e-mail urging his supporters to back mitt romney. here is what santorum writes. he says above all else we both
agree that president obama must be defeated. the task will not be easy and it will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime. they met privately last friday after a bitter primary fight. you remember at one point santorum even called romney the worst republican in the country to put up against barack obama. still, this morning one romney senior advisor insists to me this demonstrates the party is now completely united. >> all right. peter alexander in the washington bureau. thank you, peter. the producer of finely textured beef commonly known as pink slime is closing processing plants in three states this month in the weak of the back slash against this product. beef products inc. says the criticism against the filler is unfounded and it meets federal food safety standards and has been in use for years. the search for two tennessee sisters is intensifying today.
two bodies found behind the home of their accused kidnapper have now been identified as the missing girl's mother and older sister. authorities say the two missing sisters may still be alive with the alleged abductor, 35-year-old family friend adam maze. let's head to wall street. courtney reagan is at the new york stock exchange good morning to you, courtney. >> good morning. bank of america will begin mailing 200,000 letters offering certain customers mortgage principle reduction. it is all part of the $25 billion program that settlement reached between the government and the nation's largest mortgage servicers over so-called robo signings. elsewhere the treasury department is looking to reduce its stake and ensure aig to 61% to 70% and the government actability office reports the u.s. taxpayer could profit up to $15.1 million from the aig bailout. natalie. >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. thank you. sad news to tell you about this
morning after he curled up on our couch and won nationwide affection for tipping the scales at 39 pounds, meow the cat has dade. the santa fe humane society had taken him in after his elderly owner could no longer take care of him and he was put on a diet and started to lose weight and died on saturday of weight related complications. the santa fe humane society said a huge thanks to all who loved him and for their support. >> yeah. i guess reminds us once again we have to be very careful. >> very careful, absolutely. >> beef filler story. >> oh, the pink slime. >> i think you spilled a little of that. >> between his checks, can i say, and your stripes, i am feeling fashion threatened this morning. i really am. >> mr. roker. >> okay. let's see what we got for you. let's check it out. for today we have wet weather in the northeast, system moving through, going to bring rain and some heavy at times from an inch
to two inches of rain up through new engldnd a intnd central new york and central pennsylvania and out west we have more rain where we really need i it, dall, texas, still under drought conditions, and rainfall amounts there, generally about anywhere from 3 to 4 inches of rain, especially southern texas good morning to you. well, you'll want to dress for the two parts of the day. we've got a warm day setting up inland. but temperatures right by the water will be perfect. temperatures today at 69 degrees by the bay at noon. you'll round out the day at 76 at 4:00 p.m. that means 86 degrees at 4:00 p.m. in places like san jose and livermore. it's going to be a hot one. we'll cool you off a little bit tomorrow as we head through this upcoming weekend, though, warming you up to the 90s on mother's day. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. disgraced former presidential candidate john edwards is back in court today, accused of violating campaign finance laws in order to hide his
then-pregnant mistress. on monday, there was some testimony that may have gone a long way to helping his case. nbc's lisa myers is outside the courthouse in greensboro, north carolina, with more on that. lisa, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the one-time friend who spirited a pregnant rielle hunter away to an awaiting plane in the middle of the night is back on the stand today, testifying for the prosecution. but not all of the prosecution's witnesses have followed their script. in fact, analysts say a key witness actually helped the defense. alex forged, a longtime lawyer for heiress rachel "bunny" mellon was called as a prosecution witness but he proceeded to undercut key aspects of the prosecution's case saying that bunny mellon gave $725,000 to help john edwards because of a deep friendship, and not to further his campaign. forger said after mellon's husband paul died she had few
close friends, she took a liking to mr. edwards. she liked him as a person. it wasn't because he was running for elected office. the government alleges the mellon money was an illegal campaign contribution, which edwards denies. after forger's testimony, edwards whispered to his daughter, cate, it was a good morning for the home team. >> i think forger was damaging to the government and helpful to john edwards. >> reporter: on monday the jury also heard from another campaign adviser, nick balding, who said rielle hunter caused so much turmoil as the campaign videographer that one staffer begged to get off the traveling freak show. and he says hunter was paid more than $100,000 for webisodes that were a disaster. >> can you read it? >> yes, i can read it. >> you can? >> yes. >> reporter: tim tobin, who will be back on the stand today, recounted being asked to do a big favor for edwards in december 2007. pick up andrew and cheri young
and a pregnant woman wearing sunglasses in the middle of the night, and get them to a waiting jet, which flew them out of at the airport, tobin realized it was rielle hunter. tobin testified that john edwards called him later that day. he just wanted to thank me for what i had done for him, and he wouldn't forget what i had done for him, tobin said. >> it didn't cover the money trail, but it does put edwards back in the center of the effort to hide the affair. >> reporter: tobin testified that edwards once told him he might start a foundation and that it would be a chip shot for a wealthy supporter to give him $50 million. but tobin said a year later edwards claimed andrew had tried to bilk mrs. mellon out of $50 million. tobin said he used to be friends with both edwards and his chief accuser, andrew young, but then about three years ago, edwards told him he had to choose between them. tobin says he chose to remain friends with andrew young. matt? >> all right, lisa myers in north carolina this morning. lisa, thank you very much.
it's 18 minutes after the hour. once again here's ann. >> matt, thanks. there's an extra special buzz in washington, d.c. today, and it doesn't have a thing to do with politics. britain's prince harry came to town to accept an award, and this prince was truly charming. nbc's kristen welker is on royal watch for us this morning. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, ann. fans pack third-degree area outside the ritz karlton for prince harry's arrival the other night. but inside, he was surrounded by some of the world's most distinguished dignitaries, including u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon and former secretary of state colin powell. he also sent a message about the importance of helping wounded warriors in this country and in his. once called the party prince, harry showed his serious side at a black tie event in the nation's capital monday, accepting a humanitarian award on behalf of himself, and his
brother, for their work with injured soldiers. >> so many of our service men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice. the very least we owe them is to make sure that they, and their brave families, have everything they need through the darkest days. >> reporter: a veteran himself, prince harry spent more than an hour earlier in the day with wounded veterans. thanking them for their service, and sacrifice. royal watchers say the trip is yet another sign prince harry is growing up. >> he has really developed into a bit of a royal superstar. his naturalness, his ability to engage, and his humanitarian side has really made an impact. >> reporter: but his throngs of adoring, mostly female, fans, were just hoping to catch a glimpse. >> of course. he's very handsome. yes. well william is taken so i guess he's kind of my favorite by default. >> is there a tiny bit of you that dreams about becoming the next princess? >> it's more than a tiny bit. it's like a large bit. >> sorry ladies, the word is,
britain's only single prince just got back together with his on-again/off-again girlfriend, chelsy davy. >> according to reports harry has been seeing his ex-girlfriend chelsy davy again. what we do know is they have remained in contact over the years. >> it's no wonder harry hasn't settled down yet according to royal watchers, because he's been busy with his royal duties. in march visiting south america and the caribbean. and last year, another trip to the u.s. this time for apache helicopter training. third in line to the throne, harry has always been a bit in his brother's shadow. but some say he is becoming his own man, carrying the torch his mother, princess diana, left behind. >> well, harry really has the gift that his mother did, which is knowing how to communicate with people and being devoted to his charitable causes. >> now guests here dined on grilled beef filet and seven layer chocolate fudge cake. this event is hosted by the
atlantic council, which is a d.c. based think tank. past award recipients include youtube front man bono and former president bill clinton. ann? >> and that's great company. all right. kristen welker, thank you so much. coming up this morning, the mom and her two daughters who miraculously survived after their car was dangling off the edge of a highway overpass. they're all here for an exclusive interview. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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police say they are not sure at this point what led up to that shooting. they do say freeman burton's husband is not a suspect. well, time now for a check on the weather. let's get it over to christina loren for the good vibration forecast. >> hey, good morning to you, jon. we do have a good-looking forecast for now inland. it's going to be hot later on and take a look at why. you just saw that completely clear sky over san jose versus some coastal cooling courtesy of these low clouds situated over the golden gate bridge. and coast basically is going to cool by three to four degrees from yesterday's highs. however, inland cities just about as warm as yesterday. 54 in livermore right now. san jose on the way to the low 90s today. as we head into this weekend, we're talking about an even warmer pattern with temperatures potentially reaching triple digits for this year. low 90s inland, tomorrow, a little bit more cloud cover, 4 to 8 degrees cooler. taking your temperatures from the 80s and 90s back down to the
low 80s and upper 60s at the coast. and warming back up for mother's day weekend. northbound 280, jamming up underneath 280, 17, the map, this is the red stuff right in the middle of your map right there. northbound 280 jams up as well as northbound 101 and the merge off of 87. that focus point causing a problem this morning. heavy volumes throughout the south bay also coming out of livermore and 680 southbound out of pleasanton and sunol proving to be a slow start there, as well. plan for some delays just like yesterday. jon, back to you. >> thank you very much. and for the latest traffic and news updates, check us out on nbc bay area on facebook. i'm a native californian.
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imagine you're driving with your two daughters, a 10-year-old and a tiny baby, and this happens. you're hit by a truck, the car is smashed and you're dangling off a bridge facing certain death below. thanks to one mom's bravery, some incredible luck, and also amazing rescue efforts, the whole family survived, and we're going to meet them and talk to them in just a couple of minutes. that footage speaks for itself. you see the look on that mom's face and you know what she's facing. >> we can all identify with just how we would feel in that moment. i mean, pretty powerful story. >> 7:30, may 8th, 2012. i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. >> that's right. coming up we'll also be talking this morning about the fashion world and some of hollywood's favorite dressed to impress last
night at the annual met costume gala. giuliana rancic was there, as well, and is going to tell us who made the biggest impression. lots to look at. >> also ahead we have professionals plus two. star, donny, hoda and kathie lee touch on everything from lost lottery winnings to book bannings and even what some people refer to as makeup sex. >> oh, boy. batten down the hatches. also a reminder for all of you that howard stern fans out there the kick of all medium will be live in our studio thursday here on "today" actually part of the nbc family now joining "america's got talent" as a judge. that's howard stern thursday here on "today." >> now that dramatic story out of california. a mother and her two young daughters, who were rescued as their car dangled from a bridge. we're going to hear from them in a moment. but first, nbc's kristen dahlgren has their story. kristen, good morning to you. >> hey, good morning, matt. it is truly amazing that they're sitting there with you. that family was lucky to your vief the initial impact, let
alone those hours spent teetering over the edge. these images are terrifying. a bmw mangled beyond recognition, barely hanging on the side of a bridge. inside, 36-year-old first grade teacher kelli lynne grove and her two children. below, 100-foot drop. >> engine 31 will be at a vehicle that's teetering off the bridge, with three patients in it at this time. >> reporter: groves car had been rear-ended by a tractor trailer. the truck plunged over the edge, and its driver was killed. but groves, her 10-year-old sage and her 10-week-old baby millo, were miraculously alive. seat belt, air bags and the baby's car seat had saved them from the initial impact. but their lives were still hanging by a thread. any move was risky. >> each time we tried to pry her out, the car kept sleeping over the side a little bit more. >> reporter: groves pleaded for rescuers to save her children.
and then an amazing stroke of luck. navy seabees happened to drive by. and then just happened to have a massive and rare piece of equipment that could stabilize the car. >> we said we do have this that's capable of picking up 10,000 points. we sure can hold that car up and help save those lives. >> it was a turning point for us. we knew at that point that the vehicle wasn't going to fall. it also gave a platform for our workers to work from. >> reporter: it took 2 hours and 21 minutes but once stable, firefighters could use the jaws of life and all three were pulled from the wreckage. for sage, who had some broken bones, then milo, miraculously almost unscathed. and finally mom was lifted to safety. groves had fractures, but like her girls, was alive. saved by a group of fearless rescuers, and one incredible stroke of luck. now those navy seabees were on their way home from a training
exercise. at first they didn't realize exactly what was going on so they offered to help direct traffic, not knowing that they had the piece of equipment that would ultimately save three lives. matt? >> all right, kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. kelli groves is with us exus clive, along with her daughters sage and milo. michael penn is the family's attorney. you are one lucky family. >> yeah. >> i look at that footage, kelli, and i can't believe the car didn't go over, and what -- i don't think we mentioned there, you're sitting in that car, you saw the truck that hit you go over and explode beneath you. >> right. i was conscious the whole time and remember each step of the way. and the terror of looking down and realizing how high we were, and what fate could lie ahead of us. >> you even felt the heat from that truck burning below and you could hear the tires exploding. >> right. >> as they caught fire. >> right. >> based on where you were sitting, could you see and communicate with your daughters? >> i could not see either one of
them. i could reach my arm back and i could feel milo's head. and as i brought my hand back, i noticed she was bleeding pretty badly from her head. but i couldn't see her face. i could hear her crying a little bit. sage is the one that i had no idea where she was in the car. >> were you yelling to her? >> it was a mangled mess, and i was yelling for her. i said sage, sage, you've been in an accident. pass that one off. she wants to talk. i couldn't see where she had been in the car. i thought for a minute maybe she'd been thrown out. >> right. >> and all i saw was a small patch of her hair. >> this is sage's hair. >> this is sage, yes. >> smashed through the metal and the debris and i started patting her head calling out to her sage, sage, answer me. and she wouldn't answer me and she wasn't moving. and i had no idea what shape the rest of her body was in. all i could see was that little circle of her head. >> did you feel the car teetering? i mean, did you feel as if it
was slipping? >> there were moments that i could feel a little jolt, more so when the rescuers were trying to cut through the metal. at that first instant, it was just looking down, knowing that this is most likely what will happen. >> a lot of lucky things here. there was a tow truck on the scene, called 911. firefighters and police officers arrived quickly. there were a lot of them in the area, because of a training exercise. and then these navy seabees arrived with this one piece of equipment that can stabilize that car so rescuers like greg knuckles, who is a firefighter from santa barbara, could really talk you through this whole thing. what was having him there like for you? >> he was my rock in the middle of all this. it was someone that i could communicate with directly, as he would walk away, i would find myself saying where's greg? where's greg? he just -- he just reminded me of why i -- what i needed to do. and that was to save my girls. >> he eventually climbed over the side of the car that was
most exposed to the drop. >> right. >> and saved milo. >> milo. >> and then you watched as sage was removed from the car as well and you were removed as well. did you have a chance in all the frenzy that happened afterwards to thank these people who rescued you? >> no, the one thing, when something like this happens is, i have yet to be able to say in person, and meet all the people that saved our lives. i have yet to say thank you. and that's just an understatement. >> well, greg knuckles who is with the santa barbara fire department and sergeant tom mullen of the california highway patrol are with us. >> no. >> this morning. and i know they would like to say something to you, so gentlemen, if you could come in. nice to see you. it's a pleasure. good to see you. >> hi, matt. >> nice to see you. >> thank you.
thank you. >> and i think you did actually get to see -- >> i'm fine, how are you? >> who are you? feeling better? >> why don't you have a seat there for a second. guys, i mean, you arrived at the scene. had you ever seen anything like that, this car dangling like that? >> no, i hadn't. that was something that was incomprehensible, quite frankly. >> how did she do during all this? >> fantastic. yes. kelli you were amazingly strong. once we sort of connected and discussed, you know, what was happening, and you did everything that we asked of you and even more. and sage you were absolutely amazing and brave. very brave girl. >> you, i mean, there was a lot of luck involved here. some very skilled rescue. but also a lot of luck in terms of the things that happened one after another. >> there was. you know, you can't beat the fire department of san today barbara county.
they're the tops. and i was in the office that day to do a presentation on our grants to the business association, and as soon as the whole accident was over i went and did my presentation, and the first thing i told them, if you don't know that you have the best fire department in california, then watch the news tonight and you're going to see it. and they did an excellent job. it was just -- it was great having the seabees there. seabees actually got stuck in traffic. i remember at the point the seabee came up to my officer and said hey, we got a piece of equipment that might be able to help and everybody started running very quickly. the firemen were running. the seabees were running. we had to back a couple of the big rigs out to get the fork lift, the flat bed loaded up. >> and kelly, when you finally were extricated from this wreckage and in the days that followed when you saw that footage that we've now been showing so often for the first time, did it hit you in a different way? >> it's still surreal to me that we're sitting here, and that was
us in that car. it was terror at first, and then it fades to just relief. huge amount of relief and gratitude, and it's hard to watch but at the same time, it really happened. it's what we're taking with our lives and moving forward. >> you know, it's the expression, it wasn't your time ever had true meaning, this is the time. it was not your time. >> not all of our times. the three of us, it's just a miracle. >> we're happy for you. guys, thank you so much. and a job well done. and you guys do this every day. it's nice to be able to have the chance to stop and recognize your efforts. >> thank you. >> thank you, matt. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> and let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by kay jewelers. every kiss begins with kay. >> and we got some nice folks here. what's your -- make noise for safe summer?
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back now at 7:45 with the high profile legal battle over a tragic accident in philadelphia. it was a giant barge ran over a duck boat filled with tourists back in 2010. two students were killed and now their families want justice. nbc's mara schiavocampo is in philadelphia covering the legal proceedings. mara, good morning. >> ann, good morning. it was a terrible accident. a 250-foot barge drove right over a 33-foot duck boat full of tourists. in just a moment we're going to show you video of that accident, but we should warn you that it is disturbing. the operators of the duck boat and the tugboat guiding that barge want a judge to rule that they are not responsible.
but the families of the victims say that it is their fault and they should have to pay. arriving at u.s. district court in philadelphia monday, the families of two hungarian tourists say boat operators are responsible for the loss of their loved ones. video played in court monday show the the tragic accident. in july 2010, a barge guided by a tugboat plowed into an idle ride the duck sightseeing tugboat on philadelphia's delaware river causing it to sink in 55 feet of water with 35 passengers and two crew members on board. the 20-year-old and 16-year-old were killed in the accident. a lawyer for the family said in court monday the teenager can be seen throwing a life preserver to a deck hand in the water. >> she was only 16. she was our life. and since her passing our life has been filled with darkness. >> what was to be the trip of a
lifetime, instead it's where their life ended. >> reporter: the owners of the barge, tugboat and the duck boat all claim they are, quote, not liable and are asking a federal judge to ensure the liability be limited to the value of the vessels. about $1.8 million. a legal precedent set by a 161-year-old maritime law. >> the families of these youngsters are saying, in fact, that's not fair. that's not right. these children's lives are worth so much more. >> reporter: an ntsb report found tugboat operator matthew devlin caused the accident due to, quote, repeated personal use of his cell phone while solely responsible for navigating the vessel. in november devlin was sentenced to a year in prison, after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter. duck boat tours are offered in cities all around the country. this ride the duck philadelphia promotional video shows the amphibious vessel as a fun way to see a city by land and by sea.
while most rides go off without a hitch, it's not always smooth sailing. sunday a ride the duck boat stalled without explanation, and had to be towed to shore. now since that 2010 accident, a coast guard rescue boat must be on standby at all times during duck boat tours in philadelphia. we reached out to the operators of the duck boat and the tugboat and both companies said that they do not comment on pending litigation. ann? >> all right, mara schiavocampo, thank you so much. and coming up next we're going to take a big turn and check out fashion's biggest night. we're going to show you who wore what to the met gala with the help of giuliana rancic. but first, these messages. (bell rings) hi. good morning. big news. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations. like peach/raspberry... and banana/blueberry. we're telling everyone. with one flavor in the granola bunch and one on the flake.
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>> was it see-through top to bottom? >> look at that. yes, it was all there. so she was definitely showing off that post-baby body in this kind of, you know, puddle of feathers. it was quite a statement. >> yeah. what else stood out to you. >> carolina kirkova, she's a victoria's secret model. she was with rachel zoe wearing rachel zoe. i thought this was a stunning dress. the turban on the other hand, some people weren't big fans of. i thought it was gorgeous. if you're going to wear a turban anywhere, the met gala is the place to do it. so she just looked so statuesque and stunning. >> big hairdo that's making a lot of buzz i guess is tom brady's. a guy. >> i know, right. usually we look for the women for crazy hair and wild hair. yeah, okay. so it's kind of off to the side a little bit. i know. what do you -- as the men here? it looked a little bit -- >> no matter what he wears he's still handsome.na, thank you.
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it is 7:56. good morning, everybody, i'm jon kelley. livermore police warning women to be careful and be on the lookout for a sexual assault suspect along a bike path. they say a young man calling himself gabe approached a woman on monday on the bike path. officers say he extended his hand to her as a greeting, then pulled her close and groped her. that woman yelled and she ran away. the suspect is still on the loose and police say there have been at least seven sexual assaults along biker jogging paths in livermore since 2006. time for a check on your weather on this tuesday. meteorologist christina loren here to tell us about what looks to be a nice, nice tuesday. >> a really nice tuesday especially at the coast. we'll be just a touch cooler where we ended up yesterday. it was a hot day yesterday. you can see, we do have more low clouds to start you out this morning. what's left is clearing quickly, high pressure in control, offshore flow again today.
we'll bring your temperatures upper 50s right now into the 80s by noon inland. 80 degrees in antioch, livermore, and san jose. upper 70s for places like concord and going to hold on to the mid-60s at noon in oakland and san francisco. fair game for the 80s later on today which means the 90s inland. gilroy, for example. tomorrow, a touch cooler with more of an onshore flow. thursday, we warm you back up, though, and even warmer weather on the way for mother's day weekend. let's check your drive with mike. this just in. anchor reporter marla tellez called me to complain about 101 right here coming up from morgan hill where she reported this morning. she says times below 10 miles per hour. you can see spotty conditions around capitol and the airport. jammed from 680 and accident 237 at 101 adding to the congestion into and through mountain view and sunnyvale. both directions through san mateo and a new accident at university. meanwhile, the north bay also slow, southbound through san rafael, jon, it's a crawl.
8:00 now here on a tuesday morning. that's not the greatest weather for a day of sightseeing here in new york city, but we're really happy to all of the nice people who decided to start their day here with us this morning. and it's about -- it's pretty nice out, about 56 degrees. we're expecting some rain acc d according to al roker. we want to say hi to everyone. meantime, i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and the aforementioned al roker. al, thank you so much. and coming up we're going to be hearing from today's professionals. >> that's right. star and donny are here and they're being joined this morning by hoda and kathie lee. filling in for dr. nancy. among the topics we'll be talking about this morning, is it ever okay to pad your resume?
embellish it a little bit. what about that book, "fifty shades of grey" being banned from some public libraries? and the pros and cons of makeup sex. that's not where you make it up, that is where you make up with your partner. >> so you don't wear makeup? >> or make it up. you know. anyway, also coming up this morning we'll be talking to dr. mehmet oz, he's here in our studio and the five simple ways you can improve your health and completely transform your life. he's on a mission to transform america. >> all right. the former "three's company" star suzanne somers will be joining us. she's going to open up on a new book about aging, plus her reunion with "three's company" co-star joyce dewitt after decades of the fewing. >> okay, that's good. and also coming up, i want to mention that we have been having a lot of fun lately. we're going to show you that matt and al and natalie and i we basically take to the air in a performance that you may have to see to believe because we joined the acrobatic cost --
>> that looks like a scene from "girl with the dragon tattoo." >> there's an off broadway spectacle, and it's pretty crazy, and also, we also took to the row. i mean we basically went crewing with the princeton crew team and tried to show them up, and kickoff our little series called "today takes on" coming up tomorrow here on "today." it will be a lot of fun. >> it was a lot of fun. we think you'll enjoy that. >> the harness kind of pulled the wrong way. >> had some chafing. >> it was all right. >> let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk with a check of the headlines. >> hi, guys, good morning once again. good morning, everyone. in the news the fbi is analyzing an upgraded underwear bomb seized as part of a foiled al qaeda plot to bring down a passenger jet bound for the u.s. officials say a cia operation in yemen uncovered the plan about a month ago and followed it closely before shutting it down. intelligence officials say the bomb had no metal parts and was likely made by the same al qaeda
expert who designed the failed 2009 underwear bomb, along with devices hidden inside printer cartridges two years ago. the search for two missing sisters has taken on new urgency following a horrible discovery. nbc's charles hadlock has the latest from alpine, mississippi. good morning, charles. >> good morning, natalie. police have now positively identified the bodies of a mother and daughter found buried in a shallow grave behind this house here in mississippi. but the fbi is not giving up hope of finding the other two children alive. after searching for hours in the backyard of a mississippi home late monday, the news no one wanted to hear. the fbi says two bodies buried in a shallow grave were identified as jo ann bain and her 14-year-old daughter adrienne. her two other daughters are still missing, 12-year-old alexandria and 8-year-old kyliyah.
investigators started digging at the home over the weekend. it's where 35-year-old suspect adam mayes had been staying. police say mayes is a friend of the bain family and visited their tennessee home in the days before their disappearance. authorities believe the girls still missing are with mayes, who is considered armed and dangerous. on april 27th, jo ann bain left home with her three daughters. bain's husband gary reported them missing. days later, police questioned mayes but let him go. now they say he's on the run and may have changed his appearance, and the appearance of the missing children. the search has expanded to several states, and investigators are asking anyone with information to come forward. police have not released a cause of death of jo ann bain or her daughter. but police are also saying that the husband gary is not considered a suspect. the fbi and the u.s. marshals service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the missing children and an
arrest. natalie? >> horrific story. charles hadlock in alpine, mississippi. thank you. and now for a look at what is trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. 20 years after starring in the movie "hero" dustin hoffman is one. according to "the sun" the 74-year-old actor was strolling in london's hyde park last month when he saw a jogger having a heart attack. hoffman phoned for help and stayed with the victim who is now recovering from surgery but has no memory of what happened. lost star matthew fox is a stop google search term following his reported arrest for suspected dui. tmz says fox was stopped in the wee hours friday near his oregon home while on a fast food run. last summer fox was acoused of stuffling with a female bus driver in cleveland but no charges were filed in that case. and this video of a teenage girl's battle with two titans of the industry is gaining momentum on youtube. that's bill gates and warren buffett. they were no match for 16-year-old share yell singh, a member of the u.s. olympic table
tennis team. at's a billionaire to do? well, get a bigger paddle. that might help. there you go. it's 8:05 right now. you're up to date. let's go outside to al with a check of your weather. >> oh, that's pretty good. thank you, natalie. got some folks from oswego state. they brought us some candy. very nice. >> you enjoy it. all right. >> and over here, some of you. you guys want to let your family know something? >> i'm pregnant. >> you are. and is this your first? >> this is my first, yeah. >> all right. not sure who -- you were standing a little close. back off, all right! well, congratulations. >> thank you. >> what do you do? >> what? >> what do you do? >> what do you do -- when are you do. october 19th. that was a trick question. shouldn't have thrown that. i guess he kind of threw you off. let's see what's going on. that went so terribly wrong. what can you do? nashville, tennessee, working
for you. one of the great nbc affiliates. mostly cloudy, mild, 78 degrees. rain from texas on into the northeast. and new england. some clouds getting ready to move into the pacific northwest, not a bad day. showers, slight risk of strong storms, southern texas. and sunny skies down through southern florida. hit or miss thunderstorms in well, this camera for san francisco has a bit of a shake to it. you can visibly see the low clouds. they will clear as the winds pick up. one of the negative benefits we still have of high pollen count today and tomorrow as well. keep that in mind. try to limit outdoor activities if you suffer from allergies. 88 in san jose, 90 in gilroy. tomorrow, a touch cooler, but this weekend we are going to warm you back up more so. mother's day, 91 degrees. >> that's your latest weather. did you have a question? >> no, i was wondering, did you
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"today's professionals," tackling the day's hottest headlines. our panel of power players today, star joins, donny deutsch and sitting in for dr. nancy snyderman it takes two of them, hoda kotb and kathie lee gifford. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> let's start with this lottery story we had yesterday. we had sharon jones on the program. we made a habit of going through the trash in her local convenience store in arkansas looking for discarded lottery tickets, scratchoff cards, because sometimes they're good for secondary prizes. she found one worth $1 million. is this a case of finders keepers, losers weepers? >> not according to the law of courts. there are several different layers. first, the woman who originally bought the ticket, she says she would not have abandoned it but for the lottery machine itself malfunctioning. >> however, didn't they check the mash be and find it was working well? >> they said it was working well. but then you have the next layer, the people who own the convenience store. they say the trash belongs to them and they did not abandon the trash. if they don't abandon the trash,
then -- >> but they know she was going through the garbage. she did it on a regular basis. >> there's supposed to be a sign that says this trash belongs to us, you may not take things from it. that's stealing. >> jump in. >> if solomon were taking this case he would say the nice thing to do is everybody split it evenly. since there's such a concern about it. >> why is everyone so sure that that lady who scratched off the ticket -- >> the lady who says she put it in the reader says she was at the store at a certain time and the clock on the reader says that was the time the card went into the machine. >> i think if the machine malfunctioned the original woman deserves it. if it didn't malfunction -- >> how are you going to prove it? >> and there's a little twist here, because sharon jones has spent about $200,000 of the $680,000 she got after taxes. >> i would not make her have to pay that back. >> she should start spending more quickly. >> no, no, no, they put a a stop on it so she can't spend any more money but i don't think she should have to pay it back because she did not intentionally steal that.
>> she gave the money away to her kids. >> let's move on. a lot of people have heard of the book series, "fifty shades of grey," okay. it's about an older billionaire man who's a dominant man in a relationship with a younger woman who is submissive. and according to donny, it drips with sex, this book. but on a more serious note, in brevard county, florida, after buying the books for their public library, the public library is taking them off the shelves because they consider them perhaps pornographic. how do we feel about this? >> why this book? because there are a lot of books in public libraries -- >> lady chatterly's lover, those are considered classics. >> i'll get those back soon. they're just a little overdue. >> my books are also banned there. >> what do you think about it? >> it's ridiculous. the interesting phenomenon with this book, it's about a dominant guy. i don't see the news. i have yet to meet the woman who doesn't like dominant men. women are going crazy over this book. >> it's just a very sexy
combination of things. you get the rich dude, you get the dominance. >> we're getting off the point here. the point is, if there are children walking this public library, should the library take this book off the shelves because kids might check it out? >> there should be a separate area for children. just like -- yes like "r" movies, kids under 17 are not allowed. >> once again, we can't blame the libraries or the television networks, you have parents. >> there's nothing about the book just looking at it that's going to tell you that it's pornographic. >> here's what the library's doing though. people are going to be more into this book than ever before. the more people talk about it, they're banning that book, it's going to be -- >> our tax dollars pay to stock this book on the shelves of the public library? >> i don't want us making choices about literature based on somebody else's -- >> let's move on. resumes. everybody's filled out a resume, especially in this time of under andi iounemployment. recent the case of yahoo! scott
thomness who apparently embellished his resume. although the company says it was an honest mistake. how often do you all think people embellish or fib on their resumes and how big a deal is it? >> you know, i've seen tens of thousands of resumes. there's a different between, the president of the united states said he was in the top five in his class and he was in the bottom five, i think what's fascinating the most celebrated businessmen of our time, mark zuckerberg, if you follow the movie, stole the idea from those guys, then basically, you know, threw out his best friend, hoodwinked him, and we celebrate. we celebrate people who did this, who cut corners, who are clever, and yet then we kind of hold ourselves to a different femme on none. >> there's resume and lying. lying is you flat-out say you went to a college you didn't go to. but spinning a resume is something i think people do. it's an art. >> or you belong to a civic organization you didn't or a club or -- >> no, no, no.
>> we're actually talking about is the difference between a bachelor's of science the one we are talking about the difference between a batch rr's of science versus a bachelor's of art in computer science. >> ultimately how foolish is it to do it by trying to build yourself up in a negative way it is only discovered you were lying. >> it is a lie on a piece of paper, in other words on a resume worse or better than a lie or a fib you would tell in person? i think we are being hypocritical. >> finally, posting on the website psychology today makes the statement make-up sex is bad for you. it makes you jump from the low of the argument to the high of intimacy that the writer says is false. we have all had make-up sex.
is that correct? >> i always wear makeup. >> is make-up sex a bad thing or a good thing? >> i think when you have make-up sex i think the man thinks the problem is over and the problem is not over. whatever the argument was -- >> when i'm in a fight with a woman it lingers for days. >> it is never this culmination of it is okay. >> sometimes you can look at each other and say we are never going to agree on what this is about. let's just stop it. >> i just know when there is forgiveness involved and then you make love afterwards for the person who has been hurt there is healing. for the person who did the hurting there is forgiveness each time. >> it's about getting back on the same page emotionally. >> reconnect to the person you
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signed up. remember we've got our ten finalists chosen this week. i'm so excited about this. but we have a snapshot into the health of america. a huge repository of information about how we sleep, how we eat. how we exercise. how much sex we have. and the stress that we have, sometimes trouble coping with. when you look at all that information, people who really made a big difference here are the folks who learn to show up in their own lives. people who realized they were worth it and they were worth it to the people around them, as well. those are the folks who made the biggest difference over the last eight months of the transformation. >> the emotional kind of realization that you're worth it and value and take care of yourself and for example, the five mention that you say that they are all doing, the healthiest people, they're eating breakfast. >> we know eating breakfast makes sense. but the reality for those folks is they recognize that they ought to eat it. if they eat the same kind of breakfast every day they set their hormones up in the right way so their metabolism will be fast all day long. they decided, this is assertiveness training, they had breakfast every morning. 90% of the people in the healthiest group, said they
would. 42% of people in our group or our survey, out of the 1.2 million people, said they were not healthy. they were really unhealthy. that matches that brand-new report today that predict 42% of people will be obese by 2030. that probably will bankrupt our nation. so america thinks they're unhealthy, the data shows they're right. the people who are healthy are doing it a little differently. >> they're exercising. you learned there are no short cuts here. >> you go around the world, watch people live a long time, they're the ones who are staying vigorous all through their life. there are no boundaries around who gets healthy. young people do this, older people do this. there's no reason to put a limit on who you are. >> they're also having a satisfying sex life. >> the good news here, the professionals were discussing this a little bit earlier, the reality is that americans who are healthy think they're having more sex. but no one is having enough sex. everyone feels a little short there. we still have a sexual famine in america. we can all do a little better. makeup sex or not. >> okay. also we say that 95% of the healthy people you surveyed
don't do me time. >> gave you insight here. they were willing to make time for themselves. why? because they're worth it. and they're worth it, therefore they'll do what's right for themselves. a lot of women watching especially who don't feel they have the self-esteem to think they're worth taking time for themselves. people in the healthiest group, 95% of the time made that me time. took the five minutes a day to make their life a little easier. >> one of the greatest findings is that one of the greatest impacts is stress management. why does stress make us so vulnerable to weight gain? >> when you have stress. i've got an ap nation to show this to you. your brain turns on important chemicals. he they're released from the brain travel from the brain and here again, the animation is going to emphasize this, those hormones turn on the adrenal gland. when they surge forth with cortisol they take stack and brild up fat in the muscle in your belly in particular. that gives that belly fat that we're so worried about. a stressed out person, the transformation nation will always accumulate fat because
their body thinks they're starving. because the stress stores fat. >> dr. mehmet oz. exciting to keep us healthy. >> our ten finalists. find yourself in their good tuesday morning, 8:26 now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. this morning, an east bay toddler fighting for her life after being attacked by the family pit bull. the two-year-old is being treated at children's hospital in oakland after being bitten on the face and legs in her family home on rose lane in concord monday. the dog is now quarantined. it is possible criminal charges could be filed against the owner if the dog has a known history of being aggressive. time to check the commute with mike. >> look at this, horribly slow northbound routes through the south bay. seen this the case the last couple weeks. traffic tuesday kicking in for these routes. speeds below 20 where you see the red. renewed focus, southbound 85 at
stevens creek boulevard, reports of a spill affecting the transition off the freeway, though it is open. north bay, accident involving three cars, three injuries reported. two helicopters, two ambulances out there, even though they said there's minor injuries. i guess it is a remote position. north bay commute is slow south through san rafael, earlier accident on 101, north of 280 cleared the roadway, but slow all directions. thank you for that update. thank you for joining us. for the latest traffic and news updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. i'll have another local news update in a half hour. see you then. ♪
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♪ we're back now 8:30 on a tuesday morning. the 8th day of may, 2012. if the plaza is looking a little more beautiful than normal this morning that's simply because al roker is wearing a beautiful pink shirt. we are happy to have all the contestants with us for the upcoming miss usa pageant to be held in las vegas in the next month. and we're happy to have them here. they're joined by the current
miss usa. we're going to hear from her in just a couple of minutes. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, natalie morales, and al roker. and meanwhile, if you've got children who play sports, you know that it often takes a lot of people behind the scenes to get them to the next level. talking about moms and dads and family members so this morning we've got some olympic hopefuls with us, and since mother's day is just around the corner, we're going to talk to them and celebrate their moms. as well. >> that's right. and also speaking of family ties, we have martin sheen and emilio estevez joining us this morning live in our studio coming up in this half hour. they've written a touching new memoir about their lives together. it was inspired by the movie they were last year talking about called "the way" we're interviewing them about that. so we'll be talking to them about that, the fegs father/son bond. >> also we're going to be catching up with suzanne somers. she's going to open up about her new book on aging and her sit down with "three's company" co-star joyce dewitt after 30 years of not talking.
>> good for them. >> later on, jill martin will be here. we got our steals and deals. everything from jewelry to cookies to deep, deep discounts. all for our "today" show viewers. >> cool. >> that's right. i mentioned that we have alyssa, leading miss usa with us this morning. nice to see you. bittersweet time for you because the pageant is coming up and that means, of course, you're about to hand over the crown? >> i'm about to participate in the olympics of beauty pageants. the miss usa pageant. it is bittersweet. come full circle now. you were the very first interview when i won miss usa. >> you've also done a lot of work for breast and ovarian cancer awareness. how has that been for you? i mean that's got to have been meaningful of? >> it's been very meaningful. my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago and now she's a survivor. getting to work with breast cancer awearsness and ovarian cancer awareness was -- i learned a lot about my own body. with someone in my family who
had breast cancer i learned how to take care of myself better so i could educate others. >> it's been a whirlwind year. you've been trying to savor it and maybe keep some keepsakes. i understand you have 150 boarding passes? >> i collected every single boarding pass from every flight i took from the very first one from going from vegas to new york, to brazil, to france, to bahamas, to texas, i mean i've got all sorts of boarding passes. >> what are you going to do with them? >> i don't know. >> i'm thinking like a nice box or a college and a picture frame on the wall. >> i don't know. >> what advice you have for these gorgeous young ladies who hope to be wearing the crown, as well? >> breathe, eat and be merry. and get enough sleep now because you won't be getting much in vegas at all. >> 51 contestants. we have 44 year today. who didn't show up? i want names. immediately out of the pageant. >> you know what? i couldn't come last year. >> i know. >> i was doing a commercial.
>> we want to tell people they can watch this pageant, miss usa live on june 3rd, 9:00, 8:00 central time right here on nbc. mr. roker. >> all right. that's what's a cool start to the morning. a little cloud cover hugging the coast at this point, whatever is left of it is quickly burning off. temperatures are climbing. up to 88 in san jose, 87 in fremont, 80 in oakland and san francisco. tomorrow, we cool off as we get a stronger on shore flow. but we're going to warm you back up as high pressure moves in friday through the weekend. 90s even here in san jose. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you so much. coming up next we've got some olympic hopefuls and their moms coming up on our plaza. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
the olympic games are just 80 days away. mother's day is coming up this weekend. and because those two events are converging, there's a great new ad online that is thanking moms for the work they do for olympic hopefuls. and it's getting a lot of play. in the last week alone about 7 million people have watched it. take a look. >> time to get up. >> wake up. ♪ ♪
♪ >> p&g, proud sponsor of moms. >> and joining us here on the plaza, some of the top olympic hopefuls in the country. we have gymnasts, swimmers, track and field athletes, tae kwon do, weightlifters welcome. and moms, as well. welcome. and over here i've got 16-year-old jordan weaver who is the 2011 world champion in the all-around gymnastics and she is joined by her mom rita. nice to see the two of you. and you're attempting to make your very first olympic team at this stage of the game are you nervous, excited, what? >> a little bit of both. i'm definitely more excited. but it's going to be a fun
journey and i'm looking forward to it. >> you have spent an awful lot of time, rita, supporting your daughter. >> yeah. >> in this cause. has it always been a labor of love, or have there been times where you thought, why don't we go off and do something else? >> you know, for the 99% of it has been a labor of love. it's been fun. there's always the ups and downs that the moms go through but it's been great. >> how do you draw a line between encouraging and pushing? >> i leave the pushing to the coaches. i just make sure she's fed and sleeping and give her all the support she needs and the coaches can do the pushing. >> jordan talk to me a little bit about what role your mom and your family have played in your success so far? >> my mom and my family have been so great through my whole gymnastics career. from the very beginning. they drove me to practice every single day, every day of the week and they've made so many sacrifices so i can follow my dreams and reach my goal. >> we're hoping to see you in london. i have a feeling that we probably will be seeing you
there. rita, you'll be making the trip, as well? >> absolutely. >> happy mother's day. >> thank you. >> good luck to you. >> to my left over here i've got one of the greatest swimmers in the world right now, ryan lockty. he is hoping to make his third olympic team. he's here with his mom. nice to see the two of you. ryan do you think enough is said about the role that families and moms, since mother's day is coming, play in the lives of athletes? >> oh, it's a big part. i mean my mom has been there through everything. and she's been there through thick and thin, and she's supported me my whole entire life, and i mean, i love her. >> and you're crying already. imagine what's going to happen in london. how are you going to survive? >> i hide. nobody ever sees me. >> that's true. you go to all of these swimming meets and you don't tell anybody where you are and you just kind of hide out in the crowd. why is that so important to you? >> so i can cry. >> she's a real crier. >> you know, i show my emotions
all the time, and so i want to do that, and i don't want to be in front of all these people. >> i mean you must be so proud of your son. >> i am. >> what he's accomplished. he has gotten better with every passing year. >> he has. every year i think -- there hasn't been one year that he hasn't improved on his teams from 2004 -- actually 2000 when he missed making the olympic trials to 2004 where he actually made. every time he swam in a big meet he swam best times. >> it was fine. we're going to -- >> he drank some water that he wasn't supposed to drink. >> ryan, good luck to you as you head for the olympics as well. 80 days away. happy mother's day to you. pardon me for crossing. let me say hi to jody allen of procter & gamble which is an olympic sponsor.
>> i am superexcited. thank you to all of these incredible, incredible moms. and to my own mom. i have to say, we asked the u.s. olympic committee how we could best support these fantastic moms and what they told us is help them get to london. and so i'm super excited, we are nounsing that we're giving a gift of $1,000 to the nearly 800 moms of the olympians and paralympians to get to london. >> and once they get there you're pampering them. >> you got to believe it. we're opening a p&g family home that will have services including meals. it will have the ability to get a makeover. or your hair done. so we can pamper all these great moms. so it's really going to be a wonderful experience. >> and what's going to be nice for ike is you'll be able to give her mascara. >> you better believe it. we'll make you up every time. >> all good. >> thank you so much. thank you from procter & gamble. good luck, folks. happy mother's day. we're going to be back with much
martin sheen and his son emilio estevez have each racked up a long list of hollywood credits. they've also worked together on movie sets and now they are co-authors of a new dual memoir that comes out today, it's called "along the way: the journey of a father and son." martin sheen and emilio estevez, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> you know, this was really a labor of love. and it came after some soul searching during the making of this movie "the way." what happened in that process of making that movie and, and, that made you decide to write a book? together? >> well, it was born out of the movie, which was inspired by his son, taylor, and i were on a
program in spain in 2003. and taylor met his future wife along the way. and emilio began visiting his son, and got interested in the camino and pilgrims, and began to form this scenario about a father/son. and it echoed in a lot of ways our personal relationship. and so the book originally, which is going to be a reflection of a film, as we planned, it would be a picture book, as well as a narration of how the film was born, and grew. >> it grew. it grew into a book about your relationship, your lives together. martin you write about emilio, of all the kids, he has always been the one most willing to let me off the hook. who accepted my flaws, and always forgave me. who never held a grudge. i've known i had that going for me, and i've been taking advantage of it, and as i've done many times before.
emilio, that is an -- that is an honest, honest, unflinching self-assessment. did you expect this book, in this book to reveal so much of yourself? >> well, you know, i -- i figured if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well. this is a book that celebrates our flaws, as well as our triumphs, and successes. and i really believe that it's -- we're all on a path. and this book is really about the path that fathers and sons take together, whether they know it or not. >> mm-hmm. >> you know, how many fathers and sons don't speak to each other. the fact that we have this extraordinary relationship. the fact that we've been through so much together. i'm going to be 50 this coming saturday. so we've got 50 years together, this extraordinary relationship. and i feel closer to he and my mother now than ever before. >> you deal with some very tough
topics in this book, and emilio, you write when he drank he needed attention. and if he didn't get it, he'd demand it. he acted as though alcohol gave him a license to misbehave, when, instead it made him unreasonable. it didn't make him strong in my eyes. it made him look weak. >> true. >> that had to be so hard, martin, to read that. >> that's why i started looking away. >> i had to get -- we learned an awful lot about him as we were doing the book because we did it separately. hope edelman introduced him for a long period and then she'd interview me and meanwhile we would get the text of his interview so we learned a lot about things we had no idea, and it took a lot of courage for him to give an honest assessment of our relationship, and he encouraged me to do the same. and we didn't touch each other through the topics. >> so in doing this then and being honest, and you've been sober for some time now, in coming and facing the hardship
and also in writing all about this stuff honestly, what is -- what's going to come out of this book, not just for you, but for potentially for the people who read it? >> frankly, i'm hoping that it's banned by all the libraries so it will become a best-seller. >> like "fifty shades of grey"? >> exactly. >> which have you read that book? >> no, i haven't. >> okay. >> i can't get it anywhere. >> i could maybe get you a copy if you really want one, martin. no, well this book is called "along the way" and i think maybe it should inspire fathers and sons. thank you so much. >> it's a great father's day gift. >> by the way, happy birthday coming up. and coming up next we've got actress suzanne somers on how to fight aging.
suzanne somers has gone from 50 shades of blondes on tv's "three's company" to a savvy business woman centered on health and fitness. she has just released her 23rd back called "bombshell: ek plocive medical secrets that will redefine aging today." good to see you. >> you, too. >> just by looking at you we know you've got aging under your thumb. you look fantastic. >> what i'm trying to do is make aging aspirational. i turned 65 this year and on my birthday i thought when i was a kid 65 used to be when people retired or dieded. and i'm so nowhere near either
of those scenarios. and i started really assessing what is it that i do? i do walk my talk. and i thought i'd pass it on. and then i have chosen to use this phase of my career to gather the best and brightest in the kind of health that i'm interested in, interview them, cutting edge western doctors, and find out what they're up to. >> i want to ask you about that. the book is exciting. it's called bombshell. and you talk a lot about breakthroughs in technology, therapies that you say hold the promise of eradicating cancer and making some diseases obsolete. just in the interest of managing people's expectations, i mean a lot of these therapies aren't available now, or widely available. >> actually not -- that's not true. for instance, i had a partner a couple years ago and we became friends and i stayed in touch with him. he called me this year and said i've got something that you'll be interested in. it's long been thought that
testosterone gave men prostate cancer. i've found exactly the opposite and i just completed a small but important clinical trial where i'm giving men with active prostate cancer testosterone, if they've been untreated. that's the key component here and their cancer is regressing and he said over two years not one has had a recurrence. not one has had their psa elevate and they get the great benefits of testosterone replacement. that's available right now. if i had prostate cancer and i was diagnosed right now i would get myself to boston. this doctor, i told him, he's probably not ready for a bombardment. and then another doctor, who is in florida, has just completed human trials using cancer -- white blood cells of cancer resistant human beings, inject them into cancer patients, and the cancer is regressing. so that, you can call him, he's in the book, and find out how available that is. so it's promising. >> one of the things you did yourself was on the leading
edge, you took place -- took part in a clinical trial to replace breast tissue with stem cells. >> yes. >> explain how that works. >> i lost most of my breast to cancer 11 years ago. it was called a lumpectomy but when they took the bandages off it was rather shocking. and i heard that dr. yokomura at the university of tokyo had successfully regrown the breasts of 400 japanese women so i brought him over, put him together with a doctor in los angeles, we applied for an irb, which is the institutional review board, which qualifies me for a clinical trial, and in august, after three years of waiting it came threw and we regrew my breast which is kind of, you think about it. think about what this can mean for breast cancer. when the diagnosis is one thing. but when they take the bandages off and all the women out there who have been through that, as well as i have, it's -- it's a constant reminder. >> we know it's something you hope that other women will one day be able to take part in.
i want to switch gears a little bit. something extraordinary happened. you reunited with your former co-star joyce dewitt. you all had had a falling-out 30 years ago. but you came together on your -- on your show. >> my internet talk show. >> what was that moment like for you? >> i asked her -- we agreed to do it through producers. we talked the night before. she said i just want to be sure you don't humiliate me or ambush me. i said you don't know me. i would never do that. all i want is i don't want to see you before the moment everybody sees. so what you see in this clip here is the first moment. i was fired because my contract was up and i asked for a raise commensurate with what the men were being paid. you gotta go. >> we are out of time. >> if you read the book there's so much more. >> suzanne could go on and on. we'll remind everybody the book is called "bombshell." >> thank you. you look t, bgre y.
good tuesday morning. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco teachers will be working overtime today on the picket line. they will be staging a protest at 5:00 outside san francisco unified school district offices on franklin street. the union is unhappy overlayoffs and district demands to cut $30 million from salaries and benefits in the next couple
years. a strike authorization vote will be held later this week. nothing to protest about the forecast unless you don't like the heat. let's check in with christina. >> in that case, shave off a layer. good morning. still cool at the coast, a little cloud cover hanging out. you can see alcatraz, this is all that's left of the marine layer. this camera shake is indicative of the winds. clearing out the cloud cover.
in our latest editorial, we said seniority shouldn't be the only factor in teacher layoffs. we think school districts should consider other factors. derrick writes part of the problem is the unions. itou is tgh 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 the easy ones. peter says layoff politicians in sacramento before we touch teachers. teachers are far more important. and len puts teacher layoffs into a broader context. 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 at nbc editorial.com. s back now with more of "today" on this tuesday morning. it's the 8th day of may, 2012. we've got an enthusiastic crowd sticking around with us here in rockefeller mrs. today, despite a forecast, i don't know about that forecast, because -- >> it's coming for you. >> the rain is expected? all right ann curry here alongside al roker, the aforementioned and savannah guthrie. matt had to leave a little bit early this morning on assignment. but we want to also tell you that coming up this morning on your diet s.o.s. we're going to be getting you answers to your diet and nutrition questions including this morning one that a lot of people are struggling with and that is yo-yo dieting. how to avoid gaining all of that
weight that you lost. plus the truth about lactose intolerance. did you know that you could actually develop it in mid-life. >> oh. >> there you are. >> and jill martin is here. she's got her "steals & deals" with a mother's day theme. she's got everything from flowers and cookies, diamond and pearl necklaces. all at up to 80% off exclusively for our "today" show viewers. don't eat the cookies. >> they're a little cheaper if they've already been eaten. >> preeaten cookies. >> they're going to catch up with the latest "american idol" contestant who got the boot. we're going to talk to 18-year-old skylar. >> first let's say hello to gymnast shawn johnson. she's joining us now. she won four medals at the last olympics in beijing. a gold on the balance beam and three silvers. now she's hoping to make the u.s. olympic team from london. shawn, good morning to you. >> good morning. good to see you guys. >> you were just 16 years old in beijing. does that feel like a lifetime ago? or does that feel like yesterday? >> it feels like yesterday. to feel like or to think that it's already been four years.
the next olympics are in a couple months. i can't believe it. i feel like i was just there on the beam and finishing and i don't know. people still think i'm 16, too. >> it's okay to be forever thought of as 16. >> you've had an exciting few years since beijing. you won your season of "dancing with the stars." i know you had a skiing accident. how hard has it been to get back into olympic fighting shape? >> it's been incredibly hard. overcoming the injuries was the hardest thing i think i've ever had to go through right now. but then i retour a second time. six months later, starting over, coming off of a two-year break, it was a very humbling experience. but nothing makes me feel better than knowing i've made it back. >> u.s. olympic trials, gymnastics trials coming up the end of june. san jose. how is the training going? >> training is going good. trying to take it one day at a time. there's a lot of hurdles that i have to overcome alone the way, but just taking it slow and
trying to inch my way there. >> beam is still your event? >> beam is still my event. >> is gold within reach in london? >> i'm not trying to set any expectations or goals. but that's what we work for, of course. >> that's what we're cheering you for. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> good to see you. >> hope you don't strain your neck looking up at savannah. >> i'm probably too tall. >> no you're not. >> we want to go inside -- >> no, no, no. >> -- let's go inside to natalie morales. >> all right. thank you guys very much. in the news this morning the fbi is analyzing an upgraded underwear bomb seized as part of a foiled al qaeda plot to bring down a passenger jet bound for the u.s. officials say a cia operation in yemen uncovered the plan about a month ago and followed it closely before shutting it down. intelligence officials say the bomb had no metal parts to get past security screening. they say it was likely made by the same al qaeda expert who designed the failed 2009
underwear bomb along with devices hidden inside printer cartridges two years ago. author maurice sendak who wrote and illustrated the children's classic "where the wild things are" has died. sendak took generations of children on a wild ruckus along with max, a little boy sent to his room without supper. maurice sendak was 83 everys old. a new ally for gop presidential hopeful mitt romney in the race for the white house. one-time rival rick santorum is now giving his endorsement to romney. in an e-mail overnight santorum asked his supporters to join in the fight to keep president obama from winning a second term. former john edwards speech writer wendy button takes the stand today at edwards' corruption trial. he supportedly told button that he knew nearly $1 million from wealthy donors was used to hide his pregnant mistress during the 2008 presidential campaign. edwards now claims he did not know about the money. and legal proceedings are now under way in the deadly boating accident that killed two
tourists on a sight seeing duck boat in philadelphia back in 2010. a 250 foot barge drove right over the small tourist boat, sinking it. the operators of both ships want a judge to rule that they're not responsible. the victims' families are arguing that they should be held accountable for the loss of their young loved ones. the producer of finely textured beef commonly known as pink slime is closing processing plants in three states this month, in the wake of the backlash against the ammonia treated product. beef products inc. says the criticism against the filler is unfounded as it meets federal food safety standards and has been in use for years. supermodel linda evangelista settled her child support case monday with french billionaire francois-henri pinault. the amount was not disclosed but evangelista had estimated the cost of caring for their 5-year-old son at $46,000 a month. pinault is currently married to actress salma hayek. and the event known as the oscars of the east coast lit up
the metropolitan museum of art in new york city last night. fashion stars and a-list celebrities did their best to impress on the red carpet at the met's costume institute gala. beyonce was one of the evening's most stunning head turners in her givenchy couture gown which was oh, so revealing. let's go back outside to al for a check of your weather. >> i came upstairs. but that's okay, natalie. all right, let's see what we've got for you for today. we're talking about wet weather moving in to the northeast slowly but surely, step by step. we've got a risk of some showers and thunderstorms, generally talking from pennsylvania into new england anywhere from one to two inches of rain. then as we move down to the south, texas going to get a good soaking. they need it. it has been oh, so dry there. looking at rain fall amounts there anywhere from three to five inches of rain, especially just south of del rio, texas. well rg it is 9:06 and 67
degrees in sunnyvale. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. it will be another unseasonably warm day in the bay area. 59 already in san francisco. by noon today, climbing into the 80s, and rounding out the day with pnty of 90s on the temperature map, just as warm as yesterday. 91 in gilroy. 80 for san francisco and oakland. tomorrow, we get more on shore flow, a little cooler as a result. but we warm back up as we head to mother's day weekend. it's time now for "joy's diet s.o.s." answers to your diet dilemmas. "today" nutritionist and the author of "the joy fit club" joy bauer is here to discuss everything from how to keep the weight off once you've lost it to the truth about lactose intolerance. >> the truth! >> there's a lot of falsehoods out there about lactose intolerance. >> that's right. >> let's get started. our first question, carol in troy, michigan, joining us live via skype. good morning, joy. what's -- i mean, carol, and what's your question? >> hi, joy. my biggest problem, i've been
trying to lose weight for 20 years. i can't seem to keep it off. i've got almost four grand kids now and i want to be healthier, and i don't have any health issues, but i don't want to wait until i have them to lose weight. i can't seem to keep it off, and the constant failures keep me from wanting to try again. what can i do to get motivated and serious again? >> a lot of people have this problem. >> it's great that you have your grandkids as the ultimate motivat motivator. there's a few things you could do. the first is probably going to sound crazy coming from a nutritionist. but i think that you should actually plan for one splurge food each week. so maybe it's a great, deck can't meal at a restaurant or dessert with your grandkids when you're baby-sitting. because i think looking forward to that it's probably very helpful to keep you on track the remainder of the week. another thing that you could do as you're losing weight is to pick out a few flattering, slimming, fabulous clothes that you love the way that you look in. try them on a few times each
week right in front of the mirror. there is nothing more powerful than that visual reinforcement. and i also love the idea of constantly having some sort of fitness event upcoming on your calendar. so you can do a 5k every other month, or a 10k and just walk it and maybe look for each of them with one grandkid. it's a win-win. you have quality bonding time and you're keeping yourself on track. those three things together can really make the difference. >> okay. i'll give it a try. >> good luck, carol. >> way to go. >> thanks so much. let's now about to christine. she's coming in on the phonefrom columbus, ohio. good morning, christine. >> good morning. hi, joy. i travel a lot internationally for work and many of the hotels i stay in don't have access to a fitness center and due to an old injury i can't run or do power walking, so i need some tips to help me stay in shape when i'm traveling. >> al and i can both really
relate to the traveling and the working out. i think the easiest thing you can do is pick up an exercise dvd that doesn't require a lot of heavy equipment or a lot of space. this way you're traveling with your laptop, you could pop it right into the laptop, position it on the desk in the hotel room and you could do it whenever you travel. another great thing to do is invest in one session with a personal trainer. and ask them to design for you on all-over body workout that gets your cardiovascular system going that doesn't require heavy weights or a lot of space, and the bands are very easy to travel with. >> those resistance bands. >> and they're great. and they go right in your suit case. you could do that when you travel, as well. and don't discount walking, even a casual walk if it's eight a great touristy spot or recreational place, it plays double duty. because you get to see the sights and you work out. >> all right, christine, thank you so much. last one, viewer e-mail, this from steve in seabrook, texas i'm a 41-year-old mail. i don't think i've ever had any digestion problems until lately.
seem to have symptoms normally associated with lactose intolerance. >> it's interesting because a lot of people can develop a lactose intolerance as we age. because, as we age our body produces less of the enzyme lactaid. which helps to digest and break down lactose and milk products. so the easiest thing to do is personally, investigate. lay off of all things that have milk. milk, ice cream, yogurt, soft cheeses, the hard cheeses are generally okay, because very, very low in lactose like cheddar and swiss. and if his symptoms resolve, he does, indeed, now have a lactose intolerance. >> all right, joy, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> and still ahead, we've got "steals & deals," savings of up to 80% on some great items from jewelry to flowers. and later, we've got some easy fictions for your home that you can do yourself. [ yoshioka ] a quick fix isn't going to solve the problem... sensitivity is a chronic condition. if you have worn away that outer layer of the tooth it opens up small little channels, that's what transmits that pain signal... and it requires on-going protection.
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back now with another edition of "jill's steals & deals." this morning we have another group of great items at deeply discounted prices exclusively for you, our "today" viewers. and some may be perfect for mother's day. jill martin is here to walk us through the offers. jill, good morning. >> good morning. >> you poor thing, you lost your voice because you were at the met gala last night. >> right. i was covering the met gala. this isn't my sexy voice. >> it is kind of sexy. i'm not trying. this is my dorky, i lost my voice voice. >> it's working. >> maybe i'll get a date out of this segment. >> there you go. i'm sure you've got many takers. first is this tanning system. great option for that summer glow. you don't have to worry about being in a tanning bed or coming out looking like a new jersey tan mom. >> you don't want to look like the tan mom. this is actually natural and
healthy. this is the lume iness spray tanning. you can go light, medium and dark tan. lasts up to 14 days and it takes less than 30 minutes. this is really easy to use. and great in the summer. because you don't want to go out on the beach looking light and pale. you want to go out fresh and glowy. so this retails $1993.95. the deal $68.50. that's 65% off. >> that's like an airbrush system. >> exactly. and really easy to use. >> okay. i believe you. next, the gorgeous organic cotton scarves from ya living and they're hand dyed. i guess they have five different color options. >> right. $89, as you said, hand dyed. soft organic scarf. this is great for the summer if you're a scarf person. carried at boutiques like planet blue. celeb fans include uma thurman.
retail $89. the deal $25.99. >> always great to travel to have something to throw over your shoulders. >> and a great gift. >> speaking of gifts here's a great one for moms. this one will get to you in time for mother's day. three options from 1-800-flowers. all of them make for great last-minute gifts. you have a cookie option. your usual flower options, as well. >> so fast. this is fabulous. the retail $46.99 to $119.99. now there's three options. and the deals will range from $19.99 to $51.99. and that's up to 58% off. let's go through the first one which i have along. cheryl's mother's day cookies. this is $36 total and comes in this box. you see all the different cookies and those lady bugs and butterflies. these are beautiful and delicious. so this is $46.99. now it's $19.99. >> that's good. >> that's for those. then the red hot momma bouquet which i love that. the retail $61.99.
these are $25.99. 24 red roses. and it comes with this beautiful red vase. so that's a great deal. and they're shipped overnight. one of their best-sellers. so 24 red roses. >> be sure to call in now. okay and over here. >> this is so beautiful. look at this box. this is the fashionista mom bouquet. and it comes with the votives and the chocolates. so look at this. comes in this box and then it comes with the chocolates. >> and the little slipper. >> $119.9. for $51.99. up to 58% off. make sure you click on the right one because there are three options. >> now over here, for jewelry lovers we have the black diamond and pearl necklaces from omerta. and they spell your zodiac in morse code if you could figure out morse code. >> you know it says it. the retail is $295. this is so pretty i've been wearing this and i think -- it's a combination of black diamonds and white pearls. spell different words or phrases
in morals code. we're offering all 12 zodiac signs. one to two full carats of genuine diamonds and pearls. >> i'm trying to read yours. >> air res. all of them made in the usa. comes with a quick guide. retails $295. the deal $59. that's 80% off. >> that's great. >> this is really a beautiful gift. you just have to find out the sign and then they'll figure out the code for you. >> that's really delicate. you can layer that up and you always do that so well. very nice. last but not least this semiprecious home collection. comes with hand soaps, kansasals, a room diffuser. >> how beautiful is this? this is good to stock up if you're constantly going to people's homes, a housewarming gift, so pretty. the retail, $118.04. the set includes hand soaps, soy wrapped candles, 50 hours of burn time, and then the diffuser bottle. all made in the u.s., the retail $118. the deal, $35.40. that's 70% off. this is a beautiful set comes in
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2007. you've got two remaining females, jessica and holly. you think they've got a shot? >> definitely. all four of them are amazing. and i really could not pinpoint one person that's going to win. i don't know. it's seriously crazy. i can't -- i don't want to think about it. >> good thing you don't have to. following your elimination you told reporters that you were a little disappointed by jennifer lopez's lack of, i guess, a farewell to you? >> no. i wasn't disappointed. she just kind of -- she hugged me and said bye baby. probably because i'm going to be back in just a week and a half or something. i don't think it has anything personal or anything. probably had somewhere to go. she probably did. you know, she's really -- she's business is. she's a busy person. they're all busy. if you saw all the security guards in there, there would be 24/7 and everything. >> you're going to be busy we
9:26 now. good morning. i'm jon kelley. time is running out for protesters to unoccupy land run by uc berkeley. occupy squatters have been on the ten acre site for about two weeks now. they say they're trying to protect it from development. berkeley says it needs lapd to gip the june research project and is willing to negotiate with the protesters. so far, the occupiers have ignored deadlines an ultimatums and are refusing to leave. this is considered the oscars for the restaurant industry. now, local hot spot wins the most coveted award. best restaurant on the nation goes to boulevard. the san francisco classic wins the prestige is james beard
welcome back. the time, 9:28. this is all that's left of that marine layer. as a result, temperatures are climbing into the upper 50s in san francisco. we are at 59 degrees versus 70 in sunnyvale. indication that it is going to be very warmth afternoon. it is only 9:28 now. by noon, warming up into the 80s inland, and that means 90s at 3:00 p.m. when the highs come in. 80 in concord. 89 degrees in redwood city, staying nice and warm on the peninsula. tomorrow, more marine air. more marine layer and lower clouds means a little cooler. high pressure brings the sun out friday through the weekend and
we climb up into the 90s again. let's check the drive with mike. >> red and yellow, not the temperatures, looking at slow drives. red below 20 miles per hour. crawling from 101, 288 showing recovery in the last 30 minutes. 680 northbound, two accidents, both to the shoulder, not providing additional slowing. to the bay bridge, 30 minutes drive and stall in the toll plaza, not causing additional problems, just the backup. here past the coliseum north through town, that's about it. back to you. thank you for joining us. back in a half hour.
rockabye -- >> that's just about enough. >> that's matt and the rest of us, flying through the air. not so much with the greatest of ease. >> ow. >> we look like bad marionettes. recently took our shot at performance art here inion town manhattan. think cirque du soliel meets slip and slide. that's just the first chapter in our adventure. later in the week we'll bring rowing with the princeton rowing team as "today" takes on, which starts tomorrow on "today." wow. >> nobody got hurt. >> well, not -- except for us. >> some areas hurt more than others. >> anyway. >> ow. >> we need a soothing balm.
>> well, we will look forward to that. and all the stories behind it too. coming up, do it yourself. who needs a boyfriend or a handy man? that sounds a little personal. we'll tell you how to fix everything from scratches on your food floors to clogged drains. >> anything you want to talk about? >> all by yourself. you don't have to make sure you have the right tools or a man in the house to do it. >> okay. >> enough about my life. moving on. just kidding. >> she is kidding. in "today's kitchen," superstars curtis stone and cat cora are teaming up to host a new show on bravo called around the world in 80 plates. they're going to show us a few of their dishes. >> a mackdown. >> it is. >> and time for another meeting of al's book club for kids. a good reminder to keep the reading going as we approach summer. today our kids get to talk to the authors of peter and the star catchers. a prequel to peter pan and now a broadway show. >> cool. >> nine tony nominations. i just bought tickets.
anyway. >> the weather al. >> i know i'm so excited to see it. you've got a check of the weather for us. >> let's see what we've got for today. we are looking at rain moving into the northeast, mid-atlantic states, a few clouds in the pacific northwest. slight risk of strong storms down through southern texas. then for tomorrow, we're looking at that rain moving out up into new england, with a heavier amount, slight risk of strong storms from the delmarva peninsula down to the panhandle of florida. look for showers alone the southern texas coastline, and more rain moves into the pacific northwest. well, we have another summer-like day on tap. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. highs in the 90s in the warmest inland cities. 89 in livermore, 88 in san jose. it will be comfortable at the coast. even touching on the low 80s in san francisco and oakland. tomorrow we expect more marine layer. 86 by thursday. high pressure comes back into
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this morning on "today's home." why call for help when you can fix it all by yourself? jason cameron is the host of "man caves and desperate landscapes" on the diy network and he's here with a few quick tips and tricks for us loners who don't have a man around the house to help us fix things. >> you don't need one. >> no! we have a pink pool kit. >> we do have a pink cool kit. i thought that was kind of funny when i first walked up here. but hey to each their own. i think everybody needs a kit. and the great thing about a kit is you're going to save more money because it's more economical to buy a kit than piecemeal and then you have a place to put them. >> you can always supplement if you get really handy. >> exactly. everything you need is here to tackle all those jobs. and it comes in pink. >> pretty cute. >> our first test here you say if you've got wood floors and they get scratched up there's a simple way to fix. >> who knew walnuts, right? but it's one of those things, people with hardwood floors and it's a constant battle with scratches. take one of those. >> we're going to scratch up the
floors. >> not real deep just a little bit of a scratch. this is pretty common. you've got to find one with a sharp edge and take a walnut and start ribbing that into the scratch. >> okay. >> what's going to happen is the walnut's going to disintegrate and you start to get some of the oils from the walnut. it's the oils that camouflage this. so what you do is you rub that in. >> oh, yeah. >> now if you take this microrag we've already done it and just wipe this up. >> okay. >> so right here. >> oh, i see. but i didn't get my walnut over there. >> that's already dried. what you do is you let it dry and then come back and do that. it doesn't get rid of the scratch but it camouflages the scratch. >> and hit it with some pledge? >> hit it with a little pledge. >> and then you've got some snacks for after. you worked up an appetite. >> this is what do you call this? the pea pipe problem? >> if you kneel down here i'll show you. obviously we need a bucket to do
this. this is one of those things a lot of women might not want to tackle because they're unfamiliar. this is a "p" trap. you loosen this by hand. >> if something gets stuck down there? >> this serves two purposes. number one you need it by code but number two what it does -- are you missing anything by the way? >> oh! how lovely. >> there you go. >> an earring. >> yeah, some earrings. it wasn't a ring. i was getting real excited. >> that's the reason. if something gets caught you have a way to get it. >> now this is crazy. if a bulb shatters what do you recommend? >> put these on, safety glasses because we are working with glass. this is one of those things where we have the double menu thing going. we have potatoes. i'm going to put some gloves on, because i'm dealing with glass and we're going to use a potato to take this out. because you don't want to channel it -- >> you shattered this bulb when you were trying to take it out. >> take this off and use some needle nose players and you get rid of that. you want to get rid of this stuff.
and you take the potato, and just put it right on here. >> and it just picking up the shards? >> yeah. >> oh, that's clever. >> whatever shard is on there. >> would other vegetables work? >> actually, a tennis ball will work. and this one, of course, is giving me trouble. >> okay. >> but the idea is the shards get in there and you can lift them out? >> exactly, the shards get in. this one, and then you can actually take that out. >> you can prevent that by putting vaseline on it. >> you put a little on the threads, put it in, it'll never have that problem. >> and if you want to clean your vacuum which is no fun at all. >> obviously you got to vacuum your vacuum. it's all about maintenance. emptying the bin is really important. cheaping this clean. taking parts out like this part of the suction system. you put it in some soapy water. the main thing is working on this, though. it's important that maybe once a month, or every few weeks, this
just slide out. this particular one this model slides out and you take the skis ors. >> that's a good idea. >> and just cut off the threads. and while you're doing that, check the belt and make sure the belt is okay. really simple maintenance. >> if you never use your vacuum it doesn't get that dirty. just a thought. >> depends on how much you use it. >> thank you so much. great tips. and coming up next we've got al's book club. .
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♪ >> we're celebrating the children's book week with peter and the star catcher, the fast paced pre kwel to peter pan and introduces readers to an adventure on the high seas. we meet peter, mollie, and the evil black stash for the first time. david and baron are the authors and we want to welcome back our book club for kids kids, jack townsend, sydney, and samara and joining us live, a special guest, jordan, from louisiana. good morning to everybody. >> good morning. >> hi, al. >> we start with some sad news. maurice stenbeck, celebrated children's author where the wild things are, died at the age of
83. your thoughts. >> brilliant guy, not just a children's author but my favorite thing he ever said and of all the things he had done that writing for children was the most fun because they're the most intense critics. they're the best readers. >> this we found, too, just the most fun to write for. >> is it really? >> yeah, yeah. >> in the most satisfying? >> they like story, and they are deadly honest. >> yeah. >> they will let you know in a hurry. our book clubs kids got a real treat, got to go to the broadway show based on your book and nominated for nine tone awards and a special back stage tour and have you seen the show and do you like it? >> we auditioned for tinker bell. >> it is phenomenal. we wrote an adventure story for kids and they turned it into this -- rick ellis. >> phenomenal. >> made it hilarious broadway show out of it.
>> terrific. let's start with the kids. did you like the play. >> it was really unique. >> really cool. >> unique. i like that. start off with jack. what's your question. >> hi, mr. pierson and mr. berry. a great honor to meet both of you. i thought the idea coming from fallen stars was neat. how would you compare the power of star stuff to pixie dust? >> we were looking for a way to sort of explain something you can't really explain which is the magic in peter pan and we thought if we come up with this idea of stuff falls from the sky with this power to change people which would be sort of like the pixie dust. >> that's neat. now, what's your question. >> this trace of the main characters, peter pan and black sash and captain hook are known and loved by many people. how did this influence your writing of the book or make it more challenging? >> we sort of stayed away from
trying to pretend we were following in jan berry's footsteps and wanted to create really fun characters, and there was some stuff already laid out for us. >> nice. >> you have a great question, i know. >> good morning, mr. berry and mr. person. many what made you decide that working in a pair would work better? >> we play in a rock band together. >> and we're terrible. >> it is a horrible band. >> we play hard listening music of our genre. that's how we met and became friends and ridley's daughter had the idea for the book. >> she asked me one day how peter pan met captain hook. i was playing a show a week later and sang with dave, and i mentioned this and his eyes went wide and we thought with his crazy humor and my crazy suspense maybe we could make a fun book together. >> great idea. to louisiana. we have jordan, ten-year-old, joining us via skype. what's your question?
>> hi. my question was why did you make mr. glen a huge crocodile. >> we want to explain the crocodile in peter pan, he ticks and toks and we thought it would be fun if we had a giant crocodile that changed by the star stuff. >> and able to float and fly. >> you must have had a good time in that band. >> remember. >> i don't actually. >> crocodiles fly. >> find out how the kids rated the book on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. peter and the star catcher, 5 stars. dave ridley, kids, thank you so much. jordan, you as well. if you have a child between the ages of 9 and 12 that would like the chance to be the next guest, want to reveal our next book, it is, here we go, "when you reach me" by rebecca sted.
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this morning on this morning, ethnic eats as easy as 1-2-3. cat cora and curtis stone are the host of bravo's newest competition around the world in 80 days. 12 contestants travel around the world in 40 days to put their culinary skills to the ultimate challenge hoping to win the grand prize of $150,000. cat cora, curtis stone, great to have you. >> sounds like such a fun show. tell me how it works. >> i mean, literally we take 12 contestants from the u.s.s and drop them in ten different -- wherever they are, and they start off and cook their way out of these countries.
>> like amazing race, survivor, "top chef" all in one. >> an endurance test. >> they start on a culinary race and learn as much as they can about the local cuisine and take over a restaurant and cook for the locals. you can imagine how tough that is. >> the locals are the judges and you, too, i guess. >> we go for the ride and take this incredible food and sort of point them in the right direction and the locals end up making the final decision on which is better and the chefs have tho self eliminate. >> i imagine you got to sample a lot of great cuisine. >> we did, we. >> we'll start off with your favorite, fried chicken. >> this is from one of my favorites, thailand, really the country that spoke to me the most and i love this, so light and so healthy and we really had a lot of fun in thailand. >> yeah. >> way too much fun. >> we can't talk about that right now. >> whole different show. >> exactly. >> this is a little rice vinegar i have in here, a little sesame oil goes in, a little bit of
peanut sauce in here, very simple, very easy. stir that in. a little olive oil for the vinaigrette, and what i have is cabbage, a little shredded carrots, and put in a little green onion, scallion, sesame seeds for color. i like to use the black sesame seed as a little different and a little crunch, too, and you can pour in the vinaigrette. indoor grill and you can even saute it or you can even if you are grilling, you can even get a rotisserie chicken if you're strapped for time, pull it off the bone. >> great for left over chicken. >> curtis will slice the chicken up there. you can toss it in or put it right on top. i will put it right on the plate there. >> this is pleasing. >> helping. >> easy. >> kids love it. >> let's move on. curtis will dress it up.
you have your favorite chicken. >> we kick off tomorrow night in london. >> amazing. >> i lived in london for eight years. i had some of the best fish and chips in the world. i will make a quick batter with dry yeast, sugar, pour in the flour and get your beer, right. >> any beer or dark beer? >> i use dark beer to giff it more body. you can use something lighter if you like. >> this is like your show because we have 30 seconds. >> dip it in. >> that goes into batter and you pull this out, right, and you just drop it in. >> right in there with the chips. >> right with the fish. >> you get this delicious. you have to let that rise for a minute. cook the peas. >> who will win the competition? curtis stone or cat cora? >> i have mine ready. >> [ female announcer ] safeway presents real big deals of the week. or how to get great prices on things you need. we know you look around for the best deals.
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hill shopping center on santa rita road, it has been vacant two years. city council member asked to delay the decision after labor groups sent a letter to the city asking about accusations that walmart was involved in a bribery to gain market shares in mexico. the council will revisit the issue may 15th. there could be soon some new protections for pregnant workers. bay area legislators jackie speer and george miller today introduce a bill to close legal loopholes and ensure expectant mothers are treated fairly on the job. more than 30 years, federal laws prohibited discrimination against pregnant women but violations have been on the rise since 2005. also on the rise, those temperatures. let's check in with meteorologist christina loren. >> yeah, it is unbelievable how quickly we are warming in the south bay. mid 70s in sunnyvale. the reason is offshore flow. you can see that clearly here. clouds are starting to push away from the coastline.
because we started with clouds at the coast, we see a cooler day by a couple of degrees. 88 in san jose, 87 in fremont. tomorrow, a touch cooler. the full forecast at 11:00. highway 24, caldecott tunnel, accident westbound direction. update from chp, two cars involved were able to make it out of the commute. still slow eastbound. one more available there off highway 13. it is slow there. look to go the south bay, things are recovering. northbound 101 the worst of it. the rest of the freeway is starting to show a little break. thank you for joining us. for the latest updates, check out nbc bay area on facebook. another local news update in a half hour.
captions paid for by nbc-universal television hey! everybody, it's booze day tuesday. it's may 8th. we're so glad you're with us today. pardon my voice, hoda woman. i had a big night last night. >> you've been quite the party animal. >> i am so worn out. but another post menopausal woman would be dead if they had the schedule i've had. so i'm hanging in there. i was not at metropolitan costume gala last night. >> this is perhaps the biggest event on the east coast. it is where all the stars, the
glitz an glamour, they all go to the met and everyone gets their photo taken. >> it is like the oscars of the east. >> sure is. as you know, a lot of dresses end up catching people's eye. beyonce may have been the most photographed. it was sort of a see-through item. >> sort of? sl sort of, yeah. >> i don't think she's wearing spanx. >> wow! you really do see the whole -- and go. oh! >> that's not my favorite. i love beyonce. >> we love her, yeah. >> love her, love her, love her. but i don't think this dress does anything for her. >> some people chose goth look. mary-kate olsen. >> beautiful, beautiful girl. >> this is cameron diaz. >> they're all beautiful women. we're just talking about a dress, let's keep in mind. >> scarlett johansson looked good. sophia vergara of course did the va-va-voom. >> she's unbelievably beautiful.
remember sophie when she was all with us, it was no make-up day and she showed up as our guest as full makeup. she says i came out of the womb this way, full makeup and the whole thing. >> bad enough with us made up sitting across from her. >> she's just gorgeous. >> you don't want to know what i did last night. >> i do. >> i have to do a shout out to one of my favorite people in the world. herb segall is my husband's longest best friend. we had dinner last night at milo's which is a little loud. i love that restaurant. it's a greek theater, it is fantastic but it is loud. i was exstoling about our trip to the middle east. his son was there along with his son and a girl he goes with. a terrific book about the middle east conflict called "the control factor." really in-depth book.
wanted to wish herb a very, very happy birthday. >> if you were home like the rest of us, you were home watching the voice. you know what i'm about to say if you've watched the voice. >> people are livid about this. >> christina aguilera was mean. how about that. that's an understatement. >> you're being nice about it. >> you're being kind. i haven't seen a lot of people i love angry in such a long time. is there people were actually voting against her because of the things she said. >> i haven't seen it. >> we're going to tee it up real quick. this guy tony lucca is on team adam. she doesn't like him -- well, i shouldn't say that. she thinks he's getting a lot of attention because people are -- stars are encouraging people to vote for him because stars like justin timberlake are saying vote for tony lucca. she thinks he's getting a lot of extra love -- >> get over it. that's called america.
>> he sang a song called "99 problems." okay. now this is -- >> which i don't know. >> it is a jay-z song. christina aguilera took exception to this song, she said it was terrible for women, it us "the b" word which he didn't sing outloud. then she proceeds to go on later an slam him later in the show. let's just watch the clip. ♪ >> your beautiful wife and your daughter and family are here tonight and i just thought, you know, the leer cal cyrical conn was a little derogatory toward women. >> we talked about this for hours, tony and i, i -- ain't one ain't referring to women. we're referring to everything. >> you're having girl problems. >> it's called a metaphor.
>> if that's how you have to get points -- if that's how you have to get points. >> i just want to say, i love you, christina. ♪ >> this is a real man. this is a real man! a real man! >> thank you. >> he respects women. >> she just talk about the man -- tony's wife and daughter and she's then putting him down in front of the wife and daughter. if you're going to have an opinion, have a consistent one. and also it seems rather hypocritical to me -- i heard some of the lyrics of christina's songs -- >> she has a song called dirty. we just googled it to see what that looked like. let's just watch a little of this.
♪ >> i think people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. >> but let me tell you, i think it is funny because usually these contests are all about the songs and music and the voice. no, i think last night -- >> she was a mouse kmousekateer. >> i think it was when justin timberlake came out and said vote for tony lucca -- >> something in our country, a wonderful invention, the constitution where you have freedom of express of your opinions. if you don't like it, great. that's what makes us a great country. >> i think she changed the whole shift. >> why do you hate her so much? i told you it is a sin. you're not posed to hate people
♪ >> such disadvantage to only hear ten seconds of it. we're not going to say who we're voting for? oh, hoda. wait, wait. it's between the last two men. i'm going to go with the last -- team blake. >> that's who i picked. >> oh, really? spl yes. >> name jermaine? >> he's good. i think christina's guy is really, really talented and she of course is a brilliant singer. >> beautiful, beautiful voice. >> we'll see who wins tomorrow. >> team sara, what -- >> i'm calling all hot dads. ivillage is holding a contest to find the hottest dads in america. the grand prize is a caribbean cruise. we've already received lots of entries. the first toe in the dads over
40 category. whoa! he's over 40? no way. adam shapiro, age 34 from military dad category. may 21st is the deadline. >> frank's not eligible for over 80? >> come on! who's hotter than frank? >> i love clint eastwood but he's not as hot as frank. actress and fitness guru suzanne somers? >> who's hotter than suzanne? nobody! >> sara and her mom go hunting in the big city. what are they hunting for? >> youl'l hav to wait to find out. but first, these messages. ever. ♪ oh oh oh oh you see it in the brush... ♪ oh oh oh oh ooh oh ...and then there's the pillow. ♪ i dare you to dare me so they dared me to try this pantene. [ female announcer ] pantene anti-breakage the keratin protection system makes hair stronger reducing breakage up to 97%. ♪ think only salon brands can do that?
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will redefine aging." >> she's here as living proof. >> wait. did you really just celebrate your 65th birthday? >> yeah. yeah. yeah. when i was a kid -- if you're 65 you either retired or died. >> we never think about what life's going to be like for us. did you ever even think what will i be like at 65? >> i don't know. but sure isn't experiencing. man, i love it. because, i'm so healthy. i like the way i look, i like the way i feel, i like my life -- >> you like your husband. >> i really, really like my husband. >> after how many years? >> 44. >> allen, come over here and give your woman a big wet one. he's always in the background. >> like my secret service guy. >> it's a little smoochie smooch. >> no wonder i'm happy. >> we just had to show the very sexy allan who's also on hormone replacement. >> it's just oozing out of him. put it away. >> he knows he's all that.
>> the last time we chatted on your show -- >> thank you so much. you gave me my best ratings. >> there was a little bit of fondling going on between you and klg. >> you asked me. >> well, look. it's happening there. the reason klg is feeling her breasts is because suzanne, you say -- >> because i wanted to. >> i really liked it. >> tell us what was going on. >> the guy behind us -- >> he was forgettable but the boobs? no. >> no. really. i can't stop touching myself. it's fabulous. i'm all i need. you know that song? >> "i'm sexy and i know it." >> so this is a stem cell deal. right? >> well, they took the fat from my stomach -- boo hoo -- really. i said i got a few other places you could go. and then they spun out the stem cells and put that fat and skels back together and reinjected it here and regrew the breasts. >> you had gone through breast
cancer and had a lumpectomy and radiation and you -- it had affected the look of your breasts. >> well, lumpectomy was kind of -- >> it was new. >> i thought it would just be like they take a little bit. but when they took the bandages off, i went, whoa -- i'm a sex symbol. >> talk about the stem cell neck lift. >> i wouldn't say -- because i banked my stem cells also. now i wouldn't say -- i mean it just smooths out the skin on my neck by injecting some of my stem cells into my neck. i'm just trying to do this thing naturally and but, whatever advantages we have -- >> that's not fda approved, right? >> well that's a question that stumped me. i think it is. yes -- >> well, stem cells are -- as a cosmetic procedure. >> it's not fda approved. >> okay. >> but you're not sorry you did it. right? >> too late. >> i'm rarely stumped. you just stumped me.
>> if it's somebody else's stem cell i'd be concern but it is your own body. >> i can't reject my own stem cells. so this is legal -- >> thank god. when they took my breast they wanted to -- you have to say pay's tension, right, to you? like allen and i had fun with it for all these years because it would be sort of like -- i take my clothes off and i go -- cool, huh? >> that gets you through so much, the sense of humor. he likes me fat, he likes me skinny, he likes me with one boob, he said he's got one for every mood. anyway -- >> i'm sure you have a new best seller on your hands. i'm sorry, because you were joking and laughing. >> i didn't even sell the book. >> yes, you did. you always do. >> in the best book i've ever written says the irish woman. >> love you, sweetheart. another best seller. still ahead, the lady's buzz from hollywood. plus martin sheen and emole yo estevez on their journey as father and son.
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comfort zone. >> with mother's day coming up i thought i'd invite my mom to the big city for a little mother-daughter bonding and some fun on the streets. we are doing a scan venger hunt, mom. >> oh, good. >> she's in for whatever. really. which leads us to our friend, mitchell. you look familiar. >> oh. we get our first clue. this one was tough. 44th and times square. what famous bearded man really wants you here? >> famous bearded man, mom. >> i don't know who the famous bearded man is. >> isn't that santa claus? >> i do need my other daughter. i have four children. i love all four of them. >> why didn't they pick the smart child? >> i think my children are all wonderful, all in different ways. sara talks a lot, but you know, she's okay. >> excuse me, do you know what famous bearded man would really want us in times -- no, okay.
let's ask these guys if they know a bearded man. they don't look real congenial. >> my mom gets nervous talking to people on the street, especially in new york city. she clamps her bag a lot. hey, hunk guy. i knew it! i said the army. it is uncle sam! >> oh! >> we want you! >> that was a trick question. >> well, congratulations, because here's question number two. >> woo! >> 44th and 6th avenue. two signs bear bad news for your wallet. what six initials describe those two signs? >> it's going to be like the deficit or something. let's go, mom. wait, no, this way. 44th. >> i really was a little nervous because sara isn't the best at this trivial pursuit thing. she's serious. we're on a skav enger hunt. >> we got irs --
>> well, that's three of them. >> hi,ky order a -- >> i turned around to ask her a question about the irs and she was gone, she was chatting it up with fluffle man. >> i was hungry. >> oh, look, it's the debt, mom. >> that's not three letters. >> ond. >> yeah. our national debt. that would be bad for our wallet. irs and ond. >> yes! >> oh! we did it! >> i'm going to keep her. >> one final question. >> 6th avenue and 55th. find something that everyone searches for. what state does it come from? >> i know what it is, we'll see it. >> i remember it. >> there's a plaque. i see a plaque. the love sign. you need to get in there. >> robert indiana. but that's his last name. >> i know, i think that's what he's doing. i think it is a play on words. >> oh. >> can we pose in it just like
the tourists? >> mom, let's do it. >> i'm just resting my feet. where are you going? is it insnin. >> indiana? >> it's indiana. >> we love the hoosiers. >> congratulations, guys. >> thank you so much. cheers. i hope there's wine in these. >> there's not. >> there will be. >> i guarantee you. well, if there were, i'd drink it, chardonnay sandy. we had the best time and we should mention that watson adventures actually leads these professional scavenger hunts not just in new york but across the country. what you saw was just an abridged version of a typical hunt. still ahead -- it is the final sing-off on today's voice, the kid's edition. plus the latest buzz in the world of entertainment. martin sheen and emilio estevez are here. our kurty stone. he sure gets around as he
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allergies lately, keep that medicine handy. try to limit outdoor activities. in the 80s and 90s. 88 for fairfield, 80 in san francisco. the full forecast just moments away now, 10:29, we will have it at 11:00. let's check the drive with mike. >> temperatures are soaring, speeds are trying to get up to limit. sticking in the 40s and 50s on 101. rest of the roads looking pretty good. slow into palo alto. san mateo, strag letters slow to 92. not a big deal. no incidents there. north bay and 101 through san rafael, earlier clearing. smooth pass lincoln avenue. smooth to the east bay as well. back to you. >> thanks. coming up on nbc bay area news at 11:00, a mother and her teenager daughter shot to death inside their east bay home. today in the bay's bob redell is working on gathering more details and will bring you a live report in 30 minutes. jon kelley and i will see you then.
we are back on this booze day tuesday. hoda's still mad at christina aguilera. hollywood life.com's editor in chief miss bonnie fuller and nbc's gossip grams is here -- real quick about the voice. what's your take on what happened? >> i thought it was awful. but you know what? we're all talking about it, aren't we? i bet the producers are happy. ratings soared. our site, hollywoodlive, was just blown away with it. >> talk linda evangelista. >> she felt good enough last
night to gr to the met ball in new york, looking smashing in a black prada gown. >> she didn't quite get what she was asking for -- $46,000 a month for child support. do we have any idea what it might have been? >> somewhere in between. we know that it is substantially less but she really didn't have a hope of getting that. when the largest amount that's ever been awarded in new york state is $19,000 and it doesn't matter if you're a billionaire's child. you -- it's all about the need of the child and the judge -- that's how he decides the case. >> some of the papers they said that she had been married to this man. they were never married. he said it was like a five-week relationship or something like that. >> four months. he said they were together seven days. i was in that tiny courtroom with the two of them on friday. it was a bristling atmosphere. even the attorneys were sniping at each other. so it's well and good that they sort of put everything behind them for the sake of the child. >> another divorce -- kick kardashians. what's going on with this? it seemed like they both wanted it now at the end. is he dragging his feet?
>> that apparently -- team kardashian is saying that he's dragging his heels. kim thinks that he's doing it on purpose because he just wants to be in the spotlight, be famous. he's going to be a nobody once the divorce is over. team humphr phries, i want an annulment, i'm religious -- >> he wants to show as a sham what kim's attorney is concerned about is that he is demanding her deposition be videotaped. while that's very common place in divorce proceedings, they are afraid that that will be leaked. >> oh, yeah, you think maybe? >> miley cyrus, the x factor. >> she might be one of the judges or the host? >> what we're hearing is that she could be the host. now there was a lot of talk about her being a judge but insiders are now saying -- and we've heard this also -- that it's going to be demi lovato and britney spears joining the new
hosts and that miley is up for the job as host. i think she'd be fabulous. >> do you know how much money they're going to have to spend to get those three women to sign on to that? >> she would be the youngest host, ladies. 9 years old. the others on these shows are in their 30s. >> hey, that's not so old! so megan fox. is she or isn't she pregnant? >> what's fascinating about this story, first there were two sources confirming, widely reported, two sources confirming that she was pregnant. now she was publicly asked on the red carpet by the old x factor host steve jones if she was pregnant and she just kind of started sputtering about it but didn't deny it. then her brian austin green was also asked about it in an interview. again he said these pregnancy rumors come up every three months. but he didn't deny it. >> they've been married two years, together eight years. >> beautiful married couple --
so what? >> he just said they want to focus on their anniversary and they plan to go back to hawaii where they were married. >> that body is unbelievable. guess who's coming up? emilio estevez and his incredible great, great actor father martin sheen. they've written a very moving, honest book. right after this.
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learned from each other, it sparked a great idea. >> the real life duo decided it was time to write a book together. their memoir comes out today -- "along the way, a journey of a father an son." >> delighted to be here. >> it is fun how this book is laid out. you get your say, then your son gets his say. it goes back and forth and back and forth. >> that's it, yeah. >> were either of you surprised when you read the other's chapter? >> i don't know about him but i was surprised about a lot of things, yeah. we were interviewed separately so we never knew what the other guy was saying. we had made a commitment not to interfere with each other. >> and not edit it afterwards even if you found something you didn't like? >> no. >> you basically comment throughout the book on same topic from your perspective. >> what's amazing is our memory, particularly of the most important events with was absolutely spot-on. >> that's right. i had heard a lot of these stories for the last 50 years so for me a lot of it was not a surprise, although some of my stories were a surprise --
>> what surprised your dad, do you think? >> go ahead. >> both my wife and i were amazed at some of the stories that happened while we were away. >> why are you surprised? >> some of the teenage behavior was astonishing to us, frankly. we had to clarify, did this really happen and is it my fault? >> why didn't we know about it. >> somebody was keeping secrets in that household. >> yeah. and the most astonishing incident we learned about was that lawrence fishbush saved his life on the very first day we arrive in the philippines while they were out on a boat -- >> the first day we met. we were doing apocalypse now. we were standing at this volcanic lake area and they took a boat out to us.
unbenoens un unbeknownst to us. they were 14. you tell the story. >> no, were you doing fine. t >> i jumped overboard to try to get us away from shore, it was like quicksand. mud was so deep. i started going down. and fishburn came in and grabbed my arm. >> lawrence, thank you! >> but you write very candidly about watching your dad go through some of your more difficult times. you learned everything that was good about your dad and everything that wasn't. that had to be kind of hard to talk about. >> yeah. but it's not -- i don't think it's so unusual. the fact that we put it out there i think is -- i think people should find inspiring. >> i don't fithink it is unusua that it happens in life but you would be so willing to talk about it and you guys have a beautiful relationship. sounds like you've always had a real mutual respect for one another. >> i talk a little bit about that in the book, when he arrived, he's like you're the guy, i have known you all of my
life i just didn't know when you were going to show up and how we would mesh but i never felt like a father. i always felt like a big brother to him. >> are the other sons kind of bummed out that you guys are doing this together and they -- >> we're going to find out as soon as we get home. >> everybody gets their -- everybody gets their moment and their time and have their special moments with both my mom and my dad. >> it is a trick book. people are going to learn so much not just about you guys but about themselves. >> i would think it would be probably the perfect father's day gift. >> i would think so, too. forget "50 shades of gray," this is the one you want to get. >> you don't think there's any chance we'll get banned? you sure? that's a best-seller. you know what i'm saying. >> it's so great to see you both. give our charge cards to charlie. we're so glad you're doing better. time for the finally of "the voice" the kids edition next.
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it is file for the final round of "today's voice the kids edition." we started the competition five weeks ago auditioning kids between the ages of 8 and 16 until we narrowed them down to our final two. >> today is the big sing-off along with our two contestants, we're here with their celebrity coaches. leading team gifford, the talented stephanie lee who plays mary poppins on broadway. >> leading team hoda, the fabulous raven-symone who's currently starring in "sister act" and has been in everything on tv. so glad to have you both here. first we're going to take a look back at both contestants' j journeys. >> hi, i'm jillian and i'm 14 years old. ♪ the more they seem to change the more they stay the same ♪ >> first time i sang on the "today" show, i was so nervous.
this contest means a lot. i'm excited to see where it goes. i didn't even expect to be -- to get this far. >> i'm christian an i'm 16 years old. ♪ don't you remember you told me you loved me baby ♪ >> to sing on "today" show stage for the first time was very nerve-racking but it was fun. i loved it and i was really nervous explaining the whole mix-up with the names. i want to say kathie lee -- >> why are you pointing at me? >> do you know which one kathie lee is. >> music means to me love, compassion, fun, purity. all of it. ♪ >> music means just about everything to me. >> i chose christian because i love his voice. i think he's very talented and christian has a voice of silk.
>> what i really liked about jillian was just a little more polished and had a really beautiful voice. hoping that she'll win it for us. >> well, yesterday both finalists, christian and jillian, got to work with their coaches and ladies, how do you think they did? >> they did a great job. i'm so excited to see you guys perform. >> me, too. >> bring it! >> she's been this bossy since she was 6 years old. >> kids, are you keddy to sing? take a deep breath and have fun. take it away. ♪ ♪ ♪
♪ ♪ remember my name ♪ fame i'm gonna live forever ♪ i'm gonna learn how to fly high ♪ ♪ i'm feel it coming together people will see me and cry ♪ ♪ baby hold me tight because you can make it right ♪ ♪ you can shoot me straight to the top ♪ ♪ give me love and take all i've got to give ♪ ♪ baby i'll be tough too much is not enough ♪ ♪ i will ride your heart until it breaks ♪ ♪ oh i got what it takes ♪ remember my name ♪ fame i'm gonna live forever ♪ i'm gonna learn how to fly high ♪
♪ i feel it coming together people will see me and ♪ ♪ remember remember remember remember ♪ >> woo! >> all right! oh! >> all right! that is what we call nailing it! >> strong performances from both! >> that was great. >> it's just going to come down to personal taste because they're both such great singers. >> you guys, i am so proud of you! yesterday we worked a lot about connecting to the lyric and you guys did. you were so connected. really communicated the song. >> raven, what do you think? >> i think you guys did a great job. i think at the beginning were you a little nervous but you got over it real quick and i'm proud of you for that. >> in a snap. >> now it is not up to anybody but all of you. the good news for us is that i can't read that. so you go ahead. >> here it is. we don't have to choose. it's all up to you. we want you to go to klgandhoda.com on our website and you can vote. you have until 8:00 p.m. eastern time to vote and we are going to announce the winner live on our
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now on "cooking with curtis today," our favorite chef, curtis stone, along with cat cora is taking culinary to the next level. >> 80 contestants travel across the globe where they learn the cultures and cuisine of the cities they visit. happy mother's day to you and lindsey, your very first mother's day with his precious new baby. >> it is exciting, isn't it? >> i haven't seen promos for this show everywhere. looks like it is going to be a lot of fun.
>> it is the most ambitious show that bravo's ever done which of course when you host a show makes you pretty damn nervous. >> you've been all over the world with the contestants, too? >> we take 12 shifts. we take them to strange cities most of the set them set this off on this culinary race across town. they've literally got a set period of time to get from one side to the other completing all these culinary challenges. there's a winning team and losing team. >> talk about exhausting! it is like "the amazing race" but with digestive problems. >> talk to us about what we have laid out here. >> i thought i would bring a little sampling from different countries around the world that we visited. this was from barcelona. paella. there's always a beautiful -- you know, the culture and cuisine is so well infused. of course the results of the drink. that was from barcelona. amazing. next we went to leon, france.
an onion tart with some beautiful french cheese. i brought a beaujolais. >> notice we aren't eating but we are tasting the wine. >> the onion tarts are delicious. when you're in france, they're so special. next we went over to bologna. >> might have to have a bite of that. >> this is a beautiful white wine from italy. >> come on, kathie lee. you can do it. >> excellent. nice job. she's still going. >> next we went to morocco. you won't be interested in this drink, it is mint tea. >> is that good? >> was it nice? tell us -- describe the flavor for us, kathie lee.
>> incredible. >> a little bit of custom when they poor mint tea they need to keep a straight arm and bring it right up nice and high. >> beautiful. >> remember that day you came in totally drunk? >> that was crazy. >> just one time. >> that was morocco. then we went on to thailand where contestants had to do all this crazy stuff. they had to take over a street stall and cook for the locals. they did something like this. i'm serving with this my favorite thai beer. >> i love that. all day long. tomorrow, ritanger-actre rita wilson. love her! going to be with us. bye zblooimpblts