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ioptca paid for nbc-iversasal television from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>, everybody. it's winesday wednesday. it's a little drizzly here in new york. trying to clear up. we're happy you're with us today. >> we certainly are. >> we're going to go to a big bash later. we'll tell you about it tomorrow. the one and only betty white is going to be roasted at the friar's club today. >> those things tend to get -- >> raunchy! >> a little nasty. seems like with betty white it wouldn't.
kz >> i hope not. i've heard how raunchy they get. i'm not comfortable with all that stuff. i like to keep my raunch at home. she doesn't seem to fazed by it. the woman can handle anything. plus, matt said she can't hear. so it doesn't matter. >> we want to point out, we know a lot of you who watched our program yesterday noticed something. all right? we often do part of our segments in front of that big window to the world where everyone gets to stand outside and wave. we were in the middle of a segment with dr. jamie grifo. he was talking about fertility. >> serious subject. heartbreaking for a lot of people. >> there was a man. a bald man. we started off, you know, we looked out behind us. there was a man dancing. let's just take a look about that. >> this is while we were discussing -- ♪ i've got passion in my pants and i ain't afraid to show it ♪ >> we moved on a little bit. started talking about infertility in men including low sperm count. then he did this. ♪ wiggle, wiggle, wiggle,
wiggle, wiggle, yeah ♪ >> then we started discussing freezing eggs. what's funnier than that? the guy behind. go. do your thing. ew! i didn't know it went -- i didn't know it went down that road. i just saw him gyrating. >> i'm just glad i didn't know all that was happening. people outside, they have no speakers. they have no idea what we're talking about here. if you want to come and make a spectacle of yourself, we might discussing a serious subject. you may want to think about that. if you stayed home and watched "america's got talent," it's the second day. they have a lot of acts. there was an act at the end. i think what touched people about this final act is this is a kid who was homeless for many years. lived on the streets, danced on the streets, was shaking a can and lived on the streets. >> in san francisco? >> yeah. san francisco. he's 21 years old.
parents are not around or there for him. >> his name is turf. >> he came up on stage and called himself a contortionist dancer. take a look at this. ♪ ♪ >> okay. ♪ >> okay. >> oh, my gosh. howard stern sees that stuff all the time. doesn't faze him at all. >> here's what's cool about this kid, though. got up there. seems like a tough guy. >> great kid. >> look what happened at the end. he got a huge ovation from the audience. he's standing in front of them. check out what happened after. >> i owe every kid that's
watching this who wants to dance, who's ever been told that they can't do it, i just proved to them that you can do it. [ applause ] >> turf, it's bigger than that. for you, it is dance. for everybody out there, it's whatever they want to do. and you've gone harder and longer than most people. most people don't become homeless. most people don't embrace something in their life and end up here. and this is an amazing moment. you are a star, and your life is about to change. thank you for being here. >> big moment for that kid. imagine how it's going to change everything for him. >> exciting. >> i don't know where a guy like that goes. i guess he can open for howie in vegas. got to be a place for that kind of talent, right? >> sure. >> speaking of talent, we all know tom cruise is a talented guy. nobody's ever questioned that. even in spite of some of the shenanigans that have gone on. he's got a very interesting cover of "w" magazine to promote
this new movie called rock of ages. he plays this ageing rock star, i guess. this has got people talking as people are wont to do. >> he did an interview for "playboy" magazine about this. he was asked a lot of questions. on plastic surgery he was asked has he ever had it, would he ever have it. he says i haven't and i never would. >> we'll have to take him on his word about that. we'll ask kris jenner in a bit. we'll ask her. she's never had any. on his sofa jumping with oprah, he said -- the so-called glib moment with matt. he said this. when i go back and look at it, i find myself thinking, i don't feel that way. i get how it came across. but i don't feel that way and i never have. telling people how to live their lives, i saw how that came across and how pieces were edited. well, that -- maybe he feels that way. but the truth is, that was a live interview. it wasn't edited at all. >> sure.
>> you should know that. >> also asked about scientology. he said i have respect for what other people believe. if i don't talk about my religion, say i'm not discussing it or different humanitarian things i'm working on, they're like, he's avoiding it. if i do talk about it they say he's proselytizing. >> it is a damned if you do and damned if you don't. i get that. we have kris jenner in our company today. she's been so busy i don't even know if she knows that kourtney and her daughter kim both made fortune's big 100 list. right? >> oh, wow. >> forbe's. >> kim is number seven on the list. >> khloe, i guess. >> khloe is number 73. both on the top 100. that's terrific. >> i went to lunch with her yesterday and she paid. it was great. >> she treated? the woman is loaded! >> you don't understand. i have known kris for over 35 years. we've been friends for a long, long time. and we've been through everything together. but today i saw something i have never seen.
she has the biggest bodyguards you have ever seen with her. and he was carrying her purse! that's enough, ms. jenner. we're going to have to talk about that. now you've gone too far. >> there was a big baby shower for her beautiful daughter, kourtney. in "us weekly" there was some great pictures of the entire party. it was a big party. >> yes. a nice little surprise on the next page was that kim's new beau kanye came by. i asked kris a lot about that yesterday. she's got some strong feelings on the subject. you'll have to hang out with us to hear. >> there's a lot of talk with khloe and the whole -- whole question, is she a kardashian. i know matt was talking to her about that. about taking a blood test and all that stuff. >> we're going to get to the heart of all of that. >> we certainly will. >> here's something i'm not happy about. >> talk about it. >> the last bastion, safe place you can go anywhere to get away from people on their cell phones
is an airplane. >> or our program. [ ringing ]. >> i love virgin america. i fly that. i take the red eye a lot. it's a great airline. but virgin atlantic has just begun -- i guess it just started. new york to london flights, hoda, tell them. >> here's the deal. you're going to be able to speak on your cell phone when the plane hits 35,000 feet. they say it's -- [ ringing ] you can make calls, send text messages, but only six passengers at a time can be on the phone. [ ringing ] can you imagine what that would be like in a plane? >> what if -- it's about a 5 1/2 hour flight to london. what if you've got a big meeting on the other end and you just want to get some shut eye. you've got mabel calling myrtle. i know. i'm going to be there. it'll be awesome. >> you don't want to hear it. >> you don't want to hear it. >> here's the other thing. i thought that the reason we weren't allowed to talk on
phones on planes is for safety. >> for safety. >> now suddenly -- >> i guess it's safe at 35,000 feet, hoda. >> well, then why have they been banning them? >> they're not. the emirates allowed it. >> emirates allowed it. only for a few years. it's always been a shut it down. it'll interfere with the navigational system. have they been lying all these years? what's the story? >> i'd never be that cynical, hoda. [ ringing ] most of all you want to make your passengers comfortable. it seems to me this is going to be more of an irritant than an opportunity for people -- if you're having a heart attack or something. it would be nice to be able to say meet me at the airport, bring a doctor. people are not going to respect that. >> i also think if you are a businessman or businesswoman, it's kind of nice sometimes to say i wish i could get in touch with you during this window but i can't. >> you won't be able to reach me for six hours. >> they won't charge you extra for cell phone service. but you are going to have to pay for international roaming rates. which are going to be crazy. >> i don't know.
i love virgin america and atlantic. it's a great airline. i hope they reconsider this. >> i cracked my back tooth yesterday. >> i don't know want to know how. >> popcorn. i bit on it and it cracked. my dentist is on vacation. >> dr. larry will take care of you. dr. larry rosenthal. dentist to the stars. >> it really hurts, too. i'll suck it up until monday. you know how you like your guy? >> i like my guy. i'm willing to share my guy with you. >> here's another thing. this is probably why my tooth cracked. sugar makes you dumb. they say if you eat lots and lots of sugar it does something to your brain power. they gave a bunch to rats. then they tried to run them through the maze. >> how awful is it to be a rat? a free rat running the streets of new york city would be good. a rat in a lab? >> no. >> that's the worst. bottom of the food chain. >> speaking of food, you guys
have all dropped something on the floor. there's the five-second rule. plop it down. see if you can pick it up quickly. they've done a study. the metropolitan university says that certain foods soak up bacteria quicker than other foods. okay? >> who does surveys like that? >> i don't know. we have three choices. all right. pasta, peanut butter and jelly or ham. if you were to drop a piece of ham -- are you going to throw it on the ground? >> i'm supposed to do it. >> i'm going to drop some pasta. lord knows you want to pick that up and eat it after you dropped it. you put it face down -- no, it went face up. >> darn. >> is it the peanut butter and jelly, pasta or ham that soaks up the most bacteria in three seconds. the worst is -- >> the pasta. >> who's going to eat pasta off the floor. it's not an oreo. >> jerry. >> ham and jam with bread did great. showed little sign of bacteria. i wonder if it's a hard food like cracker. >> foods with higher salt like
ham -- i'm trying to sound smart. please go back. >> it's gone. >> now my secret's out. i have no idea why. something to do with salt. >> salty and sweet. whatever that means. thank you, amanda. okay. coming up next, we are keeping up with the kardashians. >> it's impossible to keep up with them. mama kris jenner is going to be with us right after this. look, she knows she looks good. living with limited mobility. what do you do when you can no longer get around like you used to? when you fear losing your independence? who do you call? call hoveround now, to see if you qualify for america's premier power chair. hi, i'm tom kruse, inventor and founder of hoveround. now you can do more, see more, enjoy life more. here's why hoveround makes it easier than any other power chair. hoveround is more maneuverable to get you through the tightest doors and hallways. more reliable. hoveround employees build your chair, deliver your chair, and will service your chair for as long as you own your chair. and most importantly, 9 out of 10 people got their hoveround for little or no cost.
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the only thing i'll let you know is that it is an, affordable product. oh, i like that. let's move on to product y, which is a far more expensive product. whoaaa. i don't care for that at all. yuck. you picked x and it was geico car insurance and y was the competitor. is that something you would pay for year after year? i, i like soda a lot but for a change of pace... hard to believe that "keeping up with the kardashians" is entering its seventh season. still going strong. with mom kris jenner at the head of the empire. >> how does she do it? as well as starring in the show, kris produces it. she plays manager to all the girls. all while maintaining her role as mom which has its fair share of ups and downs. take a look. >> i'm not leaning anything on you. >> why didn't you just want to get a dna test and put it to rest? >> leave me alone.
>> people are saying your dad suspect your dad. >> i don't care. i don't care what they're saying. everyone calls me fat, you want me to go get lipo? >> i'm sorry. she has a point. >> she does have a point. >> khloe stands up. >> she does. i'm somebody who likes to get right to the problem. somebody says this. prove them wrong. do this. you know, as a solution. >> you raised them to be independent thinkers and not care what people think. >> and you heard her. you heard her. >> does she get the test? >> if i told you, you wouldn't tune in on sunday night at 9:00. >> she did really look horrified that you were even saying, even thinking about going through with it. >> i think, you know what, for me i want somebody to be 150% sure. and for her, she wanted me to feel like, you know, she was 150% sure. so it was a battle of the two strong wills. >> and she has the strongest will, wouldn't you say, of all the kids, all six kids? >> she is. and she's the most outspoken. >> she also has a great heart, that khloe. she does. tough and tender. >> she is tough and tender. >> how about two girls on the forbe's list. how about kim and khloe?
that's unbelievable. >> i actually did not even hear that until i heard you guys say it a few minutes ago. >> uh-huh. >> did that just come out? >> yeah. it just came out. >> you know what i remember? i saw you right after -- the day that -- the day after the first episode aired. and you had gone to disneyland, right? >> yeah. >> it was the first -- kris has been around well-known people and celebrities all her life. but that was -- tell them what happened that first day when you went to buy the tickets or park or something at disneyland. >> there was so much hoopla over the show. all the sudden it's like you go one day, and, you know, you can sneak around. the next day it's like, all hell broke loose. it was like, oh, my god. it was like the show was a definite hit from, you know, day one. which was so surprising to me. and she said to me, because we'd gone to dinner a couple nights before the show aired. she said, you know what, ladies? she said to my girls. your life is about to change. get ready. >> some of it'll be good. some will be really rough. >> she did.
she gave them a little god mama pep talk. >> nobody listens to me. are you kidding? >> i listen to you. >> sure. >> what about -- we keep seeing shots of kim and kanye. i wasn't sure in the beginning what you thought of their relationship. what do you think of those two? >> i think -- he's been a family friend for a long time. he's a really nice guy. you know, when your kids are happy, you're happy. >> as her mother, would you have preferred she wait until everything is settled with kris and -- before going on to a new relationship? >> i think that, you know, kim is just, you know, hanging out with, you know, friends. there's nothing -- nothing crazy going on. you know, they're just having a really good time. my kids are really, you know, smart about, you know, timing and all that. so she knows what she's doing. >> kris, there are people out there hearing you say that. and i know you so, so well. there are some people say, that wasn't so smart what kim did. you know what i'm saying? with the wedding. with the wedding. >> you know what? she -- first and foremost, she didn't want to disappoint anybody. she feels horrible about what happened.
you know, i said this to you before. for her to have -- she's still going and struggling through that whole process. you know, that will be finalized sooner or later. but that's -- her priority right now is work. and she's in london today launching a new fragrance. she just doesn't stop. so she's full speed ahead. >> she is. >> and having the time of her life. >> you did teach them a good work ethic. >> it wouldn't be the same. we wouldn't be where we are today if those girls didn't work as hard as they do. they're real troupers. they do a good job. it's a lot of work. doing the show is a lot of work. mixing all the other stuff in together with it is grueling. >> do you worry about overexposure? do you worry people will say, okay, enough already? >> yeah. you know, some of it you can't control. we can control what we can control. our show and the things we do. like, the covers of all the magazines. >> last week was not an easy week. >> you can't control that. you just have to recognize, well, it sells magazines so they're going to print what they
want to print. most of it's not true. >> what about the firing you as their momager? >> how ridiculous. we spend every single day together. that's the beauty of the job. i said earlier to matt, i love what i do because i get to work with the kids. you know that. when they're not coming over every single morning to do what we do all day long, i'm like, where did everybody go? >> can we say hello to drew? your beautiful bodyguard? >> look at this. holding -- with a tie to match. >> drew's got my purse. he coordinates with my handbags, right? >> why don't you just put him in the christmas card again. every year. >> drew, you're going in the christmas card this year. that's it. >> all righty. good to see you, sweetie. say hello to my goddaughters. you can catch -- >> the season premiere of "keeping up with the kardashians" this sunday at 9:00/8:00 central on our sister network, "e." up next, the funny, far out photos that hopefully are going to make you say "what the what?" but we're not really sure. right after this. ♪
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it is time to take a look at all those photos that make you say "what the what?" >> once again sara spent days, actually weeks sorting through your submissions in search of the most curious snapshots. >> our first photo comes from andy from milwaukee, wisconsin, who saw this. a photo of an ad. two guys with tools. this is not an escort service. >> that is ridiculous. >> they felt the need to reiterate this is, in fact, something other than an escort service. don't call them for that. >> i would have never thought it was an expert -- whatever. >> guys with tools? maybe my mind is just in the gut er. >> yeah, right. >> karen blevins from kentucky. check out that sign. this is one way of getting your husband out of the house. just hire him out. home remodeling, repairs of all kinds. not the type of guys i date, ruth gordon from raleigh, north carolina, submitted a photo that will also make you do a little
double take. imagine pulling up next to that. >> that's genius. that is genius. >> now, that i love! >> plumbing, plumbing. >> come on! >> that would make you say, "what?" we have a photo from peggy from milton, west virginia. i've kind of got a bad feeling about this. look at those eyes. he actually never gets to the fish. he just drinks the water. >> oh, my gosh. that's funny. >> look at his eyes, though. >> that's creepy. >> finally from dana watts from richmond, virginia. she said her first reaction should have been to help her daughter when they decided she wanted to give the cat a bath. she goes, but it was to grab the camera so i could send the photo to you guys. >> bad mothering. >> mothering at its best. >> thank you, sara. if you have a photo send it to klgandhoda.com. >> sara will look through it. still ahead -- >> who muscled up for their movie.
we're back on this winesday, wednesday with more of "today." we're ready to play our weekly trivia game we call "who knew?" fitness magazine recently turned 20 years old. to celebrate its anniversary we're going to test your knowledge of the fittest movie moments from the last 20 years. kathie lee, of course, is across the street at the nbc experience store ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get the questions right. and to those who don't, they get the cd. okay. here to help me out is betty wong. she's "fitness" magazine's editor in chief. how you doing? >> good to be here. >> let's see how our people do, shall we? >> test their fitness knowledge. >> back across to kath. >> this first lady is from scottsdale, arizona. true or false. geena davis did all her own stunts for "a league of their own." >> true.
>> she's going to love this. >> the answer is false. >> geena davis was actually a last minute replacement for debra winger on the movie. all the other actors had months of baseball training. geena can do a split. she couldn't slide into the split. they needed a stunt double for that. >> back across to kath. >> this lady came all the way from staten island. cuba gooding jr. showed audiences the money and his buff body in a movie my husband stole as a football player in "jerry maguire." what team did his character play for? denver broncos, san diego chargers, arizona cardinals or san francisco 49ers. >> i'm going to say the 49ers because it's my father's favorite team. >> this is a really good one, this one. this one's so good. my mother loves this one. >> the correct answer here, the arizona cardinals. >> right. this is a tough one. now, he buffed up for this movie.
at the casting call, they asked him, now, are you comfortable with some on-screen nudity? he just dropped his pants right there. >> i'm sure he did. i remember his acceptance speech for the oscar. won't forget that. >> show me the money. show me the abs. >> look at all these adorable ladies here today from illinois. for her oscar winning role in "million dollar baby" hilary swank spent three months boxing four hours a day, six days a week which helped her do which of the following? lose ten pounds? add 19 pounds of muscle? fit into a size 2? or beat clint eastwood in arm wrestling? which one? >> "b." >> good for you. >> she added 19 pounds of muscle? >> yes. she was 110 pounds. and added 19 pounds of muscle to her tiny frame. that took a 4,000 calorie a day diet. she even had to wake up in the middle of the night to drink protein shakes. months of training, boxing, weightlifting. >> that's dedication.
>> she had a built body. >> back across to kath. >> hoda, we have a man! he's from tampa, florida. all right, man. to portray a navy s.e.a.l. in "g.i. jane" demi did all of the following except shave her head, do one handed push-ups, train with an ex-navy s.e.a.l., lose ten pounds. >> c. >> lost ten pounds. that's the one she didn't do. >> she didn't need to lose any weight whatsoever. she did train with an ex-navy s.e.a.l. she said it was the toughest training ever. she nearly died from it. lots of squats. thousands of push-ups, sit-ups. and she has an amazing physique for that movie. which british actress had her break-out role in the soccer flick "bend it like beckham"? >> keira knightley.
>> this is one of my favorite, favorite movies. she practiced soccer in her mom's backyard. by the end of it, flattened her mom's flower bed from all the drills she was doing. >> thanks so much for coming to see us, sweetie. coming up next, your favorite mail order foods. do they deliver what they promise? we're going to find out right after this. [ male announcer ] hot outta the oven, it's the pizza sub!
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time for today's consumer watch. we've got our eye on mail order foods. if you've ever ordered a gift online and had it sent directly to a friend you probably wondered if what you see in the ad is exactly what they got. >> we set out once again to find out which companies literally and figuratively deliver. editor jean chatzky is here with the results. financial editor. how you doing, doll? >> i'm good. i'm good, i'm good. >> that was fun. we did it with flowers before. now it's mail order. >> now it's mail order food today. tomorrow is dessert. bring a spoon. >> when you do send it to a friend, often they just say thank you.
they're not going to tell you it was kind of icky or something was wrong. >> we're looking at the pictures promised and what they actually got. this is from edible arrangements. >> this is the photo. >> berry chocolate bouquet. a couple of differences from what we saw on the website. the container was white. it showed up in orange. we happen to like orange. that's a good thing. the strawberries are actually bigger than they seem to be. they're fully dipped in chocolate which is a difference. one of the pieces of fruit is a little bit bruised. >> the pineapple? >> this pineapple. we asked the company. they said they take a lot of care with their delivery teams. this can occasionally happen. but i think they did a pretty good job. >> harry & david. i love this company. i've never had a problem with them. >> their fruit i've ordered myself and always have had a good experience. this is their tower of treats. $39.95. you see, it's an assortment of merchandise. all in different sizes.
a couple of substitutions which is interesting. they do say on their website after may 15th they'll substitute for -- this was chocolate truffles on the website. this was chocolate covered cherries. they don't want it to melt. clearly. >> good to know. omaha steaks. >> omaha steaks. >> i love to get these. >> they absolutely do. this package, this is the signature sampler. $59.99. four steaks, six burgers, six stuffed baked potatoes. >> six stuffed baked potatoes? >> it is all in. >> everything comes frozen. we tried to order everything here. all of it. on friday for monday delivery. they told us no. to ensure freshness, you actually had to -- we had to order on monday for tuesday. they didn't want it to get stuck sitting on the doorstep over the weekend. they didn't know it was coming to nbc to the "today" show to be truly honest. we just -- >> their reputation's at stake. they take it very seriously.
>> i think it's an important point. if you're ordering a gift, you want to tell the person you're ordering, hey, are you going to be home? not necessarily i ordered you x, y and z. but are you going to be there. >> or will someone be at your place. >> pay attention to the cost of shipping as it adds to your product. you're looking at an extra $20 or so. >> that much? >> yeah. >> what's this? honey baked ham? >> honey baked ham company. this is their ham and swiss package. the only real difference that we noticed here was that on the website, these came in glass bottles. here they're plastic bottles. personally, i don't want real pieces of glass in my delicious ham. >> do they just look like they're glass or says comes in glass. >> they look like they're glass bottles. you can pretty much tell. it really doesn't matter when it comes to taste. >> all of these were delivered on time? >> all of these were delivered on time. this one, like the steaks, they said we're not going to do the friday to monday thing. we need you to order the day before if you need rushed shipping. >> do they take orders on sunday for a monday delivery? >> on the web. it depends on when you want the
item to be there and if you're doing it in a rush. >> we look forward to desserts tomorrow. >> exactly. >> tomorrow what are we doing? >> desserts. we're going to talk about going to the betty ford. oh, my god. betty white. coming up next "real housewives of new jersey" teresa giudice is here right after this. good morning. tracking your weather and we are going to see scattered showers along the east coast from the carolina coastline all the way down into florida. the northern part of florida could use the rain. dry weather for chicago, tracking a few showers around the twin cities and for the most part dry in the west, maybe a few pop-up storms in the rockies. temperatures will soar across the middle of the country. kansas city, 83 for you. 90 in dallas and houston. las vegas, flirting with 100
degrees. we saw triple digits for the first time this year on wednesday. showers across the rockies on friday. right now your weather looks fantastic around new york and boston. watching the showers in north carolina, myrtle beach, orlando and miami. temperatures around 81 in atlanta as we wrap up the week. 85 in louisville. 82 in chicago. a lot of folks traveling towards baltimore. saturday looks wonderful for the preakness. a few showers across the southeast. sunday, here comes the next front bringing showers to eu claire, wisconsin. monday, chicago plan ahead for maybe some delays at o'hare. even new york philly, d.c., scattered showers as we get towards monday. and tuesday, still looking at
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if you're wondering what's cooking, real housewife of new jersey teresa giudice is here to tell you -- >> we're so concerned about getting the giudice. it's teresa, all right. she's out with her third cook book, "fabulicious: fast and fit." two of them we're going to look at. >> do the kiddos cook with you? >> my kids love cooking with me. >> they do? >> so does joe. >> what do all the housewives think of your new -- your latest cookbook? >> i guess you guys would have to ask them. >> jealous as all get out, i'm sure. >> you know they are. what are we whipping up? >> today we're going to do chicken bruschetta. with a pound of chicken breast. i love the way you pound. love it. >> we're going to make it -- >> half an inch. let's say that's half an inch. have you been cooking since you were a little girl, since you were young? >> i always helped my mom cook in the kitchen. my parents were off the boat.
i'm first generation. when i got married -- i did it at home a little bit. after i got married, every day. >> you pound your chicken. then what do you do. >> you take it out. place it in the baking dish. >> with a little oil in there? is that what that is? >> yes. you have your tomatoes. i don't know if you guys know, tomatoes are really good for you. they help fight cancer. add your onion. your celery. your garlic. parsley. again, garlic's great for the heart. red pepper flakes for the spiciness. if you don't like spicy, leave it out. i love spicy. then white wine. optional. >> we'll just drink that. too late. you just threw it in. >> optional. not around here it's not, honey. >> to taste. >> uh-huh. >> okay. then you want to mix it?
>> sure. all right. >> it is light. i mean, that's really light when you think about it. there's not a whole lot of calories. >> 290 calories per serving. >> great. we just dump it on top? >> let me add, this cookbook has 70 new heart healthy recipes. from start to stove, 30 minutes. a lot of the recipes, ten ingredients or less. >> that's good. >> terrific. put it on the top. cook it for how long? bake it, right? >> you bake it in the oven at 450 for 20 minutes. >> do you cover it or leave it open? you don't cover it, do you? >> no. >> this is it. look at you. are you type a? look how she does everything perfectly. >> i have four kids. first of all, you have to rush. >> and you have to make it even. if one of them gets a little bit more than a other person. >> let's make some beans. >> this is the finished product. i made it for you guys. >> we'll try that. go to the next thing. >> green beans already have been blanched. olive oil. add your garlic.
>> of course. >> balsamic. here it is. the finished product. >> just pour that over your veggie? >> pour it over the green beans, correct. >> coming through. >> these are great for you. >> how did you cook the green beans? >> you just boil them. this is only 60 calories. >> that's really good. that's delicious. mmm. >> of course, dessert. we can't forget dessert. >> your chicken's awesome. is that low calorie as well? >> yes. 211 calories per serving. >> what is it? >> lady fingers. lowfat yogurt. raspberries. >> i like the spicy, too. >> has a little kick to it. >> if you don't like spice, you don't have to put it in. also my cookbook works with -- at the back of the book is a nutritional guide. all the meals are calorie counted. weight watchers. it works with gluten free diets.
that horrific day still affects how she does business, raises her family and views life. she writes all about it in a book. it's called "i never promised you a goodie bag." >> awfully nice to have you with us today. >> it sure is. >> thank you for having me. i'm thrilled. >> this book is really interesting in so many ways. the nugget in the book i think most people will be drawn to right away is this horrible attack you had many years ago. you were attacked by kind of a crazy person with a screwdriver in a hallway. >> it was a random act of violence. i was followed off the subway. obviously oblivious. about ten blocks. he followed me into a building. and started beating me. and i thought it was just punches on my face. but it was actually a screwdriver. >> more than 30 times? >> yeah. i think in total it was about 37 times. he followed me into my friend's apartment building and continued. >> you thought he wanted your purse. you were like, take my purse. but he didn't.
it wasn't about the purse. >> you saw hatred in his eyes. >> yeah. >> not lust. not anything. just hatred. >> i saw him for all of a second. i turned my head. and he was looking down. just his eyes were looking at me. it was not -- it was nothing but hate. i felt it. >> your friend who you're going to go see oddly stayed inside the apartment and she saw you and ran outside and locked herself in the bedroom. her and three other people. >> there were other people. nobody called 911? nobody did anything for you? >> i was screaming at the top of my lungs, somebody call the police. oh, my god. i'm being stabbed. i was screaming. you know, all i can say is nobody knows what they would do in that situation. you hope people will do the right thing. >> the book isn't all about -- the book is what you sort of learned from this. because you never talked about this incident. >> exactly. >> it sort of had a lot to do with your life. >> but it has a happy ending, your life. we only have a few minutes. i wish we could talk to you for a long time. but tell us what happened after that and how you got over that to be so successful today.
>> i threw myself into event planning. i started my own business called save the date. i figured i would never have joy again. i would be around everyone else celebrating. almost through osmosis, event by event, it brought me back to life. and i realized, you know, we can't control what happens to us in life. but we can control who we want to be after it happens. >> that's such a great saying. >> i only wrote about this because my son developed alopecia, which is when they're not ill but they just lose their hair. >> people assume he's going through cancer treatments. >> here i had this horrible thing that i've never talked about that's been my internal scar. they look at him and think something terrible's happened to him, and he's perfect. >> wow. that's an interesting -- that's interesting the way your story came out through your son. >> the love story with your husband is adorable as well, too. he's been madly in love with you for years. >> such a good guy. >> it's just -- >> okay.
well, tell us what you want people to take away from this -- from this book. >> for me, i think we all have our own story. everybody has something that they've told themselves over and over that kind of gets them in their own way. they can't proceed forward in life. >> the obstacle. >> for me, it's just about letting go and deciding who you want to be. we have the choice, every one of us, to let go and to move forward and decide how we want to live our life. >> the choice. >> it's also good to note that this man went away for, what, 27 years? >> 27 years for attempted murder. >> with no opportunity for parole. >> what an inspiring story. great to see you. glad you came to see us. good luck with the book. >> you still have your company. anyone who has a big day coming up can get in touch with you. >> congrats. >> all the best to your beautiful family. >> thank you. tomorrow, "30 rock's" jane krakawski and "slumdog millionaire." >> such a cute movie. ambush makeovers. those mail order desserts we were talking about.