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from dementia and is completely mute. we will have complete b.a.r.t. updates throughout the morning. >> thanks, everybody. good morning. breaking news. good morning. breaking news. an american mom released overnight from a mexican jail after drug charges are dropped. >> i'm grateful that i'm free. >> she's back home, reunited with her family this morning. extreme weather across the nation. tornados batter the midwest. wildfires force evacuations out west and a heat wave hits the east. we'll tell you what to expect today and over the weekend. and how do you spell winner? >> knaid-n-a-i-d-e-k-n-a-i-d-e-. >> a 13-year-old new yorker is
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crowned the nation's newest spelling bee champ. he will tell us what a knaidel is when we talk to him live. friday may 31st, 2013.3 c1 good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm makt lawytt lauer. >> the question everyone is asking is what is a knaidel any way. >> i have a history with knaidel. some call them another name but we are proud of the new york man that won the national spelling bee and we will tell you more about that.
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and you are in london and we will hear more about that, as well. an american mother released from a mexican jail, back on u.s. soil this morning. miguel is has more. >> she wrapped up an early-morning press conference a short time ago. she was beaming, thrilled about her release and she was praising her attorney who introduced key evidence that may have been responsible for her release from jail. after nine long nights in a mexican jail she has her freedom. reunited with her husband she says the nightmare is over. >> i'm grateful i'm frey free. >> reporter: they were returning from a funeral last week and their bus was pulled over at a military check point. more than 12 pounds of pot were discovered under two seats, including the one where juanita was sitting. >> someone smuggled those in
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there and i sat in the wrong seat. >> reporter: on thursday, maldonado's attorney presented a key piece of evidence to the judge. surveillance photo taken the moment they stepped on the bus. >> it showed what we brought on the bus. >> the images show her with a purse, two bottles of water and two blankets. just before stepping on to the vehicle, she hands the blankets to gary who folds them tightly following him on the bus. >> it is clear they didn't have anything to do with it. >> within hours of seeing the video in court the judge ordered maldonado released. >> you guys did an amazing job out there for me. putting the word out that i was in there and innocent. that was the key i would say. >> reporter: this morning, an american citizen freed from a
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mexican jail exonerated from a crime she never committed. >> i'm free. i'm free. i was innocent. >> reporter: maldonado was asked if she would ever return to mexico. she said perhaps in time, not immediately but that she loves mexico. >> miguel, thank you very much. in other news, no shortage of dangerous weather out there today. tornado warnings are up in the nation's mid section and scorching heat is fuelling a wildfire in california. let's begin with janet. she's on the ground in broken arrow, oklahoma, where a powerful tornado touched down on thursday. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. there's been no let up to the storms. not just here in oklahoma but in a good part of the middle of the country. this came in last night. at first light people are assessing the damage for the first time. as it came in, nempb this region
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was on alert. >> we need to boogie. >> reporter: this video captures the approach of a tornado in broken arrow on thursday just outside of tulsa. >> people say a tornado will sound like a freight train. definitely happening. >> reporter: according to national weather service two other tornados happened. >> we have seen a lowering wall cloud. >> weather channel dmiet vision cameras caught these lightning flashes of the storm. >> we witnessed a funnel when it was closer to broken arrow and pushing to the east. >> reporter: damaging power lines and several businesses and leaving residents scrambling to take cover. >> had to come down 91st street on the way home from the gym and saw rotation in the area. it was dark. i couldn't see the tornado on the ground but i could see the rotation. >> reporter: a twister killed 24 people last week in moore, oklahoma. cleanup crews demolished an
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elementary school where seven children were killed. they will be back there cleaning up today but their eyes will be on the sky. oklahoma is in the threat zone once again today. matt, back to you. >> janet, thank you very much. from tornados to a big wildfire burning out of control this morning north of los angeles. nbc's diana is live in santa clar rita. >> the hills are smoky, hazy and burned. the charred aftermath of another wildfire. this fire, the power house fire began yesterday afternoon and has so far consumed 1,000 acres and at least one structure. the flames came dangerously close to water pipes and electrical lines. at one point was so bad that
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mandatory evacuation orders were issued. those orders have been lifted but the teams are hard at work trying to cut fire breaks in the canyons around us. how much of the fire has been contained? we don't know yet. authorities are still assessing the damage. in the southwest the problem is triple-digit temperatures, las vegas, phoenix and palm springs pushing 100 degrees this weekend. phoenix will see 108. this is at a time with a ten-year drought. things are looking pretty bad this summer. matt? >> thank you. al's been tracking this. what can you tell us? things are not getting better and won't for the next 72 hours. you can see the storms firing up indianapolis to memphis back from springfield in to kansas. we have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect.
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here's what is going on. the risk of storms from wichita falls all the way to detroit and northwestern ohio. there's a strong risk, once again, from the oklahoma/texas border including oklahoma study, tulsa in to fayetteville, large hail, damaging winds and strong tornados, the worst time at night. that's a big problem. when you get the storms you get a lot of rain. flooding has been a problem, as well. in to hudson, iowa, you can see the heavy rainstorms coming in. rescue by boat. flooding in wichita, kansas, where folks trying to drive through high water causing problems. we have flood watches to talk about throughout a good portion of the midwest. iowa yesterday was in a flood watch. much of missouri in flood watches and flash flood warnings. all the way in to central and northern chicago. why? more rain. they have in some areas gotten seven inches of rain from tulsa
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to northwestern ohio. we are talking three to five inches of rain the next 48 hours. >> we will see you down here in a couple of minutes. the fbi is investigating what could be a third letter pla laced with poison this one sent to president obama. >> reporter: investigators say no arrests have been made but say an army veteran in texas is request questioned whether he has knowledge of the letters. as for the president, officials say he was never in danger and they say another ricin letter was mailed to the white house by a different sender. investigators say the letter addressed to president obama was found at a mail screening facility several miles from the white house and never got near the president. it was similar, they say, to this one, addressed to new york city mayor bloomberg with a threat against advocates of gun
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control. >> the letter complains about gun control saying anyone who comes for my guns will be shot in the face. >> reporter: that was stopped a week ago at a facility that bounds mail for city hall. and another sent to the leader of the nonprofit gun control organization. they were postmarked from shreveport, louisiana and mailed may 20th. and contained a material that they say was a form of the deadly poison ricin, made from the beans or seeds of the caster plant. but the material in these letters was a weak form and presented little actual hazard. late thursday, the fbi disclosed another letter containing ricing and addressed to the white house was sent two weeks ago from spokane, washington, and intercepted at the off-site screening facility. the fbi said it was sent at the same time that a similar ricin letter from spokane was sent to a federal judge.
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a 38-year-old man was arrested there last week for sending that one and is under investigation for sending the others mailed from spokane. the fbi says another letter sent from spokane was addressed to the cia at a location in virginia that does not accept mail. postal authorities say they are looking for that one to make sure it is dwelt safely and the man arrested in spokane has plead not guilty. >> before we let you go. when we talk about these letters, do officials think they are just angry individuals acting alone or do they think this is a kooshd natd effort? >> no coordinated effort. what they fear is all the attention these letters are getting maybe spurring copycats. >> pete williams in washington, thank you very much. let's go to natalie and news that an american woman has been killed in syria. >> that's right. good morning. that woman was from flint, michigan.
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she was fighting alongside opposition forces. nicole mansfield's family says the fbi informed them of her death on wednesday. she was killed as they took photographs near the turkish border. the 33-year-old woman is a single mother of an 18-year-old daughter and had converted to islam five years ago. news executives meeting with attorney general eric holder say government officials are committed to changing the way they issue subpoenas when investigating reporters. this is after a public outcry when it surfaced that the justice department had been secretly gathering phone records and e-mails of several journalists. the president called for a review of the justice department guidelines. now head to wall street to courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange. good morning to you. >> good morning, natalie. they will discuss oil production levels today. the delegates are expected to maintain current production output which could keep the
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price table, at least in the near term. the north american shale oil boom has decreased demand for opec oil. ahead of the latest consumer spending and income numbers, a new analysis reveals american households have rebuilt less than half of the $60 billion in wealth that was lost in the latest recession. the st. louis fed believes u.s. consumers still lack the spending power to fuel a robust economic recovery. >> courtney reagan at the new york stock exchange, thank you. roman catholic priest, scholar and former nbc news analyst andrew greeley has died. he died wednesday night in his chicago home after being in poor health for several years. at times, a scathing critic of the current state of american ka dhol schism, he challenged the church to take action against sex abuse in its ranks. father greeley was 85 years old. a concert to benefit the
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victims of the bombing last night. aero smith rocked out and new kids on the block and boys to men got in on the jam session for one fund boston. they are here on the plaza so grace us with a concert later on. this week's concert to benefit survivors of the tornado in moore, oklahoma, raised $6 million. it aired earlier this week right here on nbc. we are getting an unusual fly-by today from a giant asteroid. the 1.7 mile wide rock swings by us 4:59 p.m. eastern time today and along with a surprise bonus rock. it has its own moon. if you were thinking an asteroid big now have have its over 2,000 foot wide moon must be pretty large, you are right. it is the same size as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs but this will keep a safe distance
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at 3.6 million miles away. that's a good thing because scientists warn this could have been a potential city killer. >> what are you talking about with the bonus rock? >> the moon. >> oh, i thought it was a different rock. >> no, that's it. >> like the ginsu knife. >> but wait there's more. >> we have a bonus as far as the heat is concerned. one more day of it here in the east. bermuda high is pumping up the warm air. the northeast and mid-atlantic states will see temperatures in the low 90s. good news is these are not records but still awfully warm. they will moderate tomorrow and then be a lot cooler on sunday. we're going to get to the local forecast in 30 seconds after this. are you serious?
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fantastic! that was a good cut of meat. [ earl ] these are perfectly aged for flavor and tenderness. i would definitely go to walmart to buy steaks. walmart choice premium steak in the black package. it's 100% satisfaction guaranteed. try it. we are looking at the temperatures climbing into the 80s and near 90 inland. you can see the hazy skies from the san bernardo mountain. and in upland oakland upper 90s. in livermore, the temperatures are climbing up, and mid- to lower 90s and sea breeze back sunday. we will cool down monday and tuesday. >> that's your latest weather. no >> that's your latest weather. now back to savannah in london. a short time ago here in london, the queen made a visit to soldiers mourning one of their own who was killed in that
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brutal terror attack on a city street last week. nbc has the latest on the investigation. good morning to you. >> reporter: we are learning there's been another arrest in connection with a killing. buckingham palace source tells me the queen will hold a private meeting with some members of the military at the barracks near here, people who knew rigby and responded to the attack here. a soldier on home soil. we have been learning about the killer's ties toex treatmentist groups. a special visit from the queen today greeting soldiers of the royal artillery less than a mile from the scene of the terrorist attack. the victim lived at the barracks one of their own. the queen's visit planned for month and not cancelled after this. he filmed with knives in hand
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has been arrested but not charged. sergeant rigby was stabbed in the streets. now in tears. >> he was a devoted father and we will miss him terribly. >> he had ties with extremist groups. in seven he was filmed at a demonstration with a leading militant group who was banned for promoting violence an allegation he denies and he has had link to a similar movement based in new york. >> there are a number of groups in the u.s. that share the ideology and interpretation of islam that these attacker also share. they will protest on similar themes and use similar types of messaging and on-line these people will be networked. >> a network that can span the u.s. and the u.k. with people in both countries asking whether such radicalization leads some to kill. a second suspect in last week's killing, a younger man, appeared
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in court charged with murder as the queen sends a message to rigby's family and fellow soldiers, i am with you. under lining the international connections of al qaeda simple thie thes sympathizers, it is a magazine that is available on the internet. >> back to matt. >> you may want to get the makeup person. you have a mark on your chin. what is that? >> oh, wow. >> how nice of you to point out it. >> you took a hard knock on the tough mother course yesterday. >> yes, i did. first i hit the back of my head and then i had a spectacular chin fall. >> you are lucky you didn't lose teeth. my gosh. >> that is a little painful. i went to the dentist and i'm lucky i didn't break a tooth or
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my jaw or anything but you can see, if my cameraman can zoom in, i have a big bruise covered under pounds of makeup. >> if it is any consolation you get the mvp for sticking it you through. >> everyone got hurt willie your legs are scratched up. >> they wore full-on padding. >> i learned my lesson. >> it was quite course. we will do that again in about 27 years. >> exactly. exactly. can i tell you one thing quickly. afterwards, i went to see the dentist and i accidentally ran in to the pointy end of a book shelf and got another gash on my forehead. >> and last night she tripped over a cordless phone. >> that's pretty much right. >> see you later.
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coming up, what some are calling a disgraceful scheme to cut the lines in disney. it was caught on tape and what they found may leave you steaming mad. also ahead, a crime wave at all places the vatican. we will go there live. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ everything pops with pringles stix. [ crunch ] >> announcer: you are watching "today in the bay." good morning, 7:26. garcia-cannon. b.a.r.t. experiencing serious delays this morning. as we told you earlier on "today in the bay" christie smith is live at the west oakland b.a.r.t. station, and she has new details for us. christie? >> right now, system-wide delays at least 30 minutes and could be longer after two maintenance vehicles collided overnight in the transbay tube. and basically ever since then, b.a.r.t. has had to use a single track for all trains in and out of san francisco, if you are coming from freemont or richmond, those lines have to transfer today. normally 23 trains per hour run
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through the transbay tube. this morning, they are running 8. so that will give you an idea of what you are dealing with. repairs are under way, but it could take until the afternoon commute until all of the repairs are done and everything is back to normal, so people being advised to use a little bit of extra patience and also you might want to use an alternate if you can. i send it back to you in the studio. >> all right. back over to mike, because we want to know how this is impacting the friday commute. >> normally on friday we don't see a backup on the bay bridge toll plaza,g but look at the backups. what christie smith is talking about, they have to repair a few hundred feet of the trackway and repair 40 insulators responsible for carrying the pow attorney third ra -- power of the rail, and that will keep it running smoothly. there it is down the curve to emeryville and over to the toll
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plaza. and now you can watch the and there will be more lines added on the other lines. >> around the inner bay, we have mid-80s and san jose. 90 over the weekend and then cooler for the beginning of the week. laura, back to you. >> we will have more news headlines for you in a half hour.
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♪ 7:30 now on a friday morning. it is the 31st of may, 2013. it is a party on the plaza this morning, not one, not two, but three bands taking center stage. it's part of our toyota concert series. we have new kids on the block, 98 degrees and boyz ii men. natalie, will you throw an undergarment at the stage for me since i can't be there for the boy band palooza? >> a little disturbing. >> thanks for asking her to do that, savannah. appreciate that. >> just a sisterhood thing.
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coming up for the first time since 2008 the winner of the national spelling bee is a boy, after finishing third for the last two years, the 13-year-old from the new york area is retiring from competition as a winner. that's him holding the trophy high above his head. we're going to find out the secret to his success, just ahead. also, later, why so many of us just can't stand the sound of our own voice. >> always does sound different when you hear it recorded as opposed to when you hear it in your own ear. first savannah you want to fill us why you're there in london for the big event this weekend. >> it's real exciting. this week in london it's a global concert for female empowerment and the headliners at the concert say it all, beyonce, jennifer lopez, jay-z, john legend, all of them will be there raising money for women and girls causes around the world and i'm going to be hosting nbc's broadcast of the women's concert for change live from london sunday night, 9:00,
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8:00 central time right here on nbc so i'm going to spend the weekend hobnobbing with all of these a-listers. >> and icing your chin down which is also good. >> exactly, i'll blend right in. >> savannah, thanks. this morning on rossen reports, we're taking you to disneyland in what many are calling a shameful trick to skip the lines on the rides. "today" national investigative correspondent jeff rossen will show us how it happens. >> all of us who go to disney know how frustrating the lines can be especially when you're waiting there with kids. now some families are cheating the system. they're hiring disabled tour guides so they can cut right ahead of you to the front. if you think that's appalling, wait until you see it happening. we went undercover and caught it all on tape. disneyland, the rides, the characters, the happiest place
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on earth, except if you're waiting in these long lines. you and your kids waiting hours in the heat. so how does this family get to skip past everyone? >> we get in front of everybody. >> reporter: they do it at ride after ride after ride, escorted to the front every time. >> that took about two minutes to get on. >> i know. the ride's going to take us longer. >> reporter: it's the outrageous business few even know about, families bypassing the lines by hiring disabled tour guides with these special passes that give them speedy access to rides, most theme parks like disney have great policies like this to help the disabled, but now, healthy families are abusing the system, paying disabled guides to get them in with up to five guests. >> these parents call them black
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market handicapped disney guides. >> reporter: just look at these ads we found on craigslist, tour guides bragging about their disabled passes. let's cut the disney lines together. access to special entrances. so we had our producer and his family go undercover with home video cameras rolling, hiring two of those disabled guides to show them around disneyland. first up, guide number one, mara. she says she got her pass because of knee and back problems. >> i'm here to make sure everyone has fun at disneyland. >> you have a secret weapon today. >> i do, i have a special card that will help us beat the lines. >> reporter: and she charges $50 an hour to do it. we start at the teacups. look at that line. no problem for us. we skip ahead and get right in through the exit. which one are we getting in, the pink? okay. our second disabled guide, ryan, charges our family $200. he didn't tell us his
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disability, but he uses that pass to get us into star tours through this side door, down a special hallway and right up these stairs, up to the rides. >> i can't believe we're getting past everybody. >> reporter: check out the line at splash mountain at least an hour long but we slipped right in through this back exit, thanks once again to that trustee disabled pass. another ride, one less line. in fact, over two days, ryan and mara flashed their passes and got us nearly instant access to some of the most popular attractions, bypassing this monster line at pirates of the caribbean and breezing past all these people at alice and wonderland. those guides happy to take our money while other families had to wait. jeff rossen from nbc news. i met up with mara in the parking lot. you're profiting from this. >> well disneyland is profiting a lot from all the people that enter. we live in a capitalist country
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and i don't feel like it's morally wrong. >> reporter: mara is unapologetic but when i introduce ryan he's downright defiant. do you think you're abusing the system? >> no. >> reporter: why not? >> i gave him a wonderful tour. >> reporter: with your disabled pass you went into side entrances and exits and they're complete strangers and you charged them for it. >> and? >> reporter: do you ever feel any pangs of guilt cutting past all of the people waiting in line and paying you. >> it's a moral question. >> reporter: you don't feel morally -- >> i couldn't care less. >> reporter: about others waiting in line? >> no. >> reporter: disney says we find it deplorable. we have initiated a review of this abuse and will take appropriate steps to deter this type of unacceptable activity. that way, no one's jumping ahead of you this summer who shouldn't be. that's the goal, isn't it? now our investigation is getting
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results. this morning, disney is cracking down, sending out warning letters to anyone advertising these services online and if they catch any of those disabled tour guides in the act, they say their disabled passes will be revoked, they won't be allowed back into the park at all. we should also mentioned we called the american association of people with disabilities to see what they thought about this, they call it abusive and exploitive and stand behind disney in trying to crack down on it. >> something tells me ryan's picture will be at some of the entrances and exits. >> no remorse. >> both of them are probably going to do it again even after all this. >> i'm sure they'll try. >> jeff, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> thank you so much. it's a warm, steamy day that has not deterd our crowd to see new kids on the block, 98 blocks and boyz ii men coming up. we're looking forward to that. you think it's hot here? let's head to texas, that's
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where it's hot, i mean we are looking at temperatures that are going to be up over 100 degrees from arizona on into texas, midland, 104, lubbock, 102, abilene, 101, all very near their records. the rest of the country afternoon highs we expect to see that heat continuing along the mid-atlantic into the northeast. cooler conditions in the plains where it's going to be raining and wet and lots of heat through the southeast. that's what's going on in the >> and lots of sunshine over san francisco and you can see out to the gold ebb gate bridge, no fog anywhere and the temperatures are warming clearly in santa rosa and fairfield approaching 60 degree s wis with the warmers warming it up compared to 24 hours ago, and the low winds with a lot of humidity around the hilltops today. we will have to watch out for the fire danger for the next couple of days. and then temperatures will cool cooler by sunday. it's so hot i'm
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almost not going to -- no, i'm going to. my people! [ cheers and applause ] my people! my people! [ cheers and applause ] matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. coming up an unholy crime wave, where? at the vatican. we'll go there live. and it was a nail-biter but we do have a winner. we'll catch up with the national spelling bee champion when he joins us live, but first these messages. we're at the exclusive el chorro lodge in paradise valley, arizona
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behave themselves but lately a particular sin has been causing a big stir there. nbc's michelle kosinski has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. it is pick-pocketing and that's why you see people walking around with their bags like this and every tourist we asked, have you been pick-pocketed responded "not yet." still it's not something even they would expect inside the vatican. ♪ is nothing sacred? really? >> if they don't do something, it would be a big deal so have to do some more control inside the sistine chapel. >> reporter: some vatican guides are fed up even considering going on strike because so many tourists are being pick-pocketed, even here. eager visitors ripped off as they stare up in awe at masterpieces, the ceiling of the sistine chapel. >> it may be a little distracted, that's the point and they're pushed and shoved everywhere and so if a
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pickpocket goes into your purse you don't feel it. >> reporter: some guides feel way too many people are let into the vet khan, the crowds some 20,000 to 30,000 each day, a feast for a thief. today we are tourists. i have my casually opened purse and a cheap wallet that i'm going to stick right here and see what happens. theft in italy jumped in 2011, muggings up 24%. tv show did an expose in naples putting cameras inside pockets and purses, you see it happen. you said you think it's getting worse. >> yes, because you know, people, there are many, many people unfortunately who are without a job. >> reporter: students from tennessee's king university were targeted in rome multiple times the day they arrived. >> i was just standing there with my bag like this and i looked down and it was unzipped a little bit and then my entire wallet was gone. >> reporter: and your passport. >> and my passport. >> we were here for not even an
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hour and a guy from our group had his cell phone stolen. >> what has the world come to kind of thing where people have to steal, you know, in the church of god. >> reporter: that said, we hit some of the worst pick-pocket hotbeds in rome, hoards of people, the notorious number 64 bus, my wallet practically hanging out and purse wide open and not a soul in the eternal city fell for it. and nobody officially wanted to talk to us about this. nobody would give us any statistics, not the police, the vatican police or the vatican, although a vatican spokesman said crimes like pick-pocketing are unavoidable and the vatican is no worse than any other tourist site. >> no, michelle but maybe they should stop by confession, one-stop shopping. thank you so much. coming up, 34b, 36c, those old bra sizes could be a thing
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♪ how do you spell nerve-racking? it's a question that 13-year-old arvin mahancali can answer easily. he won the 86th annual national spelling bee last night by spelling the word knaidel. arvin, congratulations and good morning. >> good morning to you. >> how are you doing this morning? i watched this, your winning moment last night, as the confetti began to fall all around you, and you seemed a little bit understated. were you just in shock? >> well, it hadn't completely registered yet that i had won, so i didn't really appreciate the magnitude of what had just happened. >> have you ever heard of a knaidel before? >> yes. >> you have? >> had you studied that word,
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lays or the need to be replaced. b.a.r.t. is hoping to have it up and running so it is no longer single tracked at noon. bob redell, nbc news. how long does this last and how long will it affect the morning commute? >> we talked to b.a.r.t. and hoping to is have ser sis restored by the lat afternoon. and now at mccar thkacaccarthu - 20-minute delay. across the bay, temperatures in the 70s across san francisco and oakland and the warmup begins in the valley and the upper 90s tomorrow. much cooleryi= monday and tues good news, the 63-year-old cupertino man james norberg has
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it's 8:00 now on a friday morning. it's the 31st day of may, 2013, take a look down below, a huge crowd gathered at rockefeller plaza, we have not one, not two, but three bands performing here on the plaza in our next half hour. we have 98 degrees, new kids on the block and boyz ii men. apparently that goes over pretty well. speaking of 98 degrees it's about 95 degrees on the plaza this morning. >> it will be a toasty one and we'll have the heat and humidity up and down the i-95 corridor. >> it's a little bit sticky. i'm matt lauer along with al
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roker. savannah guthrie is in london this morning and guess what? coming up we'll be talking about the fact no more 34d or 36c. there is new sizing coming to a bra near you and we'll be talking about that in a couple of minutes, savannah. >> i love it when you give us your knowledge of bras, matt, i look forward to that. also coming up to retouch or not retouch. it's been reporting beyonce did not want the photos in her new ad campaign altered or photo shopped in any way. enhanced images are common but does she have a point? is she making an important point about that? for the rest of us who aren't beyonce we probably wouldn't mind a little air brushing and a new beauty cream the rage in europe said to give you that air brushed look, its secret ingredient, guys, diamon diamonds. back to you. >> truly a girl's best friend. all right. how do people feel about their sound of their own voice. lot of folks are not crazy about it.
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we're going to tell you why, and why when it comes to the quality of your voice pitch matters. >> a lot to get to. natalie is standing by at the news desk with the headlines of the morning. natalie, good morning again. >> good morning, matt and al and everyone. home coming for an arizona mother jailed in mexico on drug charges. yannira maldonato mother of seven says she was set up. court reviewed her case, looked at security footage of the woman getting onto the bus and dismissed the charges. the president of ohio state university apologized for controversial remarks about notre dame and catholics recorded at a december meeting of ohio state's athletic council. gordon gee, a mormon says notre dame was never invited to join the big ten conference because the fathers are holy on sunday and holy hell the rest of the
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week, adding that "those catholics can't be trusted" using a word there as well. ohio state says gee is undergoing what it calls a remediation plan because of those remarks. more than six weeks after the boston marathon bombings, nbc's brian williams talked with survivors who underwent amputations. they share their powerful stories about healing and strength. >> what, if there was one complaint among all of you, is it phantom pain, is it pain in general? >> definitely phantom pain. >> it's like your leg is still there but you can feel all the movement of it, you know, i can turn my leg back and forth and i can feel my foot going back and forth, like i feel right now like my knee is bent and my leg is just hanging. >> and that's a function of nerves getting -- >> because your brain is so used to sending the blood down there and the nerves feeling it that it just thinks it's there, and i've tried looking in the mirror and i feel like that does help,
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where you're looking at yourself and your brain is now registering you don't have that, and i try to start my day out that way, just to kind of tell it, it's not there. >> what's the best distraction? is it a movie on an ipad when you're feeling good? is it music? is it just having a room full of people? >> i think for me personally it's the kids that i teach. they send me videos. they send me all kinds of things and it really just kind of lifts me up. >> what have you learned about family and friends from this? >> they important to have everybody around you, if you can. they've been my unbelievable support and really i think my saviors. >> they're our rocks. >> definitely. >> how is your daughter, 5-year-old daughter? >> she was afraid to go out, like she'll go to school but she didn't want to go to places she's not familiar about.
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she said it's all bombing. it's just a shame for a 5-year-old to be thinking about bombs. >> of course. >> just shows you, a 5-year-old should be playing with dolls and running around being a 5-year-old not thinking about bombs. should be excited about going out, but she was afraid. >> and you can see more of brian's interview tonight on "rock center with brian williams" at 10:00, 9:00 central time. it is :05. let's go back outside to al with a check of the weather. >> thanks so much, big boyz ii men, 98 degrees, new kids on the block fans, got their signs, they're all excited, ready, and it is toasty, so there will be a lot of screaming and waving and kind of warm, keeping yourself cool. as you can see on the radar we've got big storms still firing up as they make their way through indiana, all the way back into texas. we got a strong risk of storms stretching from the texas/oklahoma border all the way into arkansas, tornadoes possible, hail, damaging winds,
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and we got to worry about flood watches and flash flood watches for a big portion from chicago back to oklahoma city. we are talking anywhere from two to three inches of rain, where they've already been saturated with up to eight inches of rain in the last four days. that's what's going on in the country. here's wha clear skies in san jose. temperatures already warming into the 60s in parts of the bay area. show you some of the temperatures we're seeing outside now. 63 in fairfield and santa rosa. all locations around the bay area running warmer than 24 hours ago. it's these north winds picking up at 14 miles an hour in santa rosa start to move to the rest of the bay area, that will dry things out, warm up for the afternoon. 70s around san francisco, towards oakland. inland highs in the mid to upper 90s. >> and matt you talk about the power of positive thinking our audio person, holly, look at this, she's wearing her snowflake shirt because -- >> i'm counting down the days until snowboarding season, 155.
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we want to be understood. i've done over 35,000 interviews in my career and as soon as that camera shuts off, everyone always turns to be inevitably in their own way asks this question, "was that okay?" i heard it from president bush. i heard it from president obama. i've heard it from heroes and from housewives. i've heard it from victims and perpetrators of crimes. i even heard it from beyonce and all of her beyonce-ness. she finishes performing, hands me the microphone and says "was that okay?" >> amazing, savannah joins us from lon done. forget television, it's in everyday life. you walk down the street, you're wearing something you want to know if somebody thinks it looks okay or foolish. >> we're all seeking approval it
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what it comes down to. >> the mayor of new york used to say how am i doing? how am i doing? >> validation is an important thing. i read a lot of her speech yesterday. lot of it was posted online and it was really terrific, i think it connected with the graduates. she got an honorary degree from harvard. >> she did. >> which is pretty cool as well, savannah. >> very cool. i thought the most important lesson in television is the mike is always hot. she makes a good point, too. >> and we also learn don't lead with your chin. >> yeah, that's true. >> oh! >> some people learn that the hard way. thanks for bringing it up, again. i'll change the topic. there's a piece of iconic hollywood out here in london, it is elizabeth taylor's first wedding dress and in june, it will hit the auction block at christies. she wore is in 1950, she was just 18 years old at the time. it was called the wedding of weddings back then, 700 guests, all of hollywood's a-list
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celebrities, ginger rogers, gene kelly and fred astaire. it was designed by helen rose and a gift from the people at mgm. 25 yards of shell white satin, 15 yards of satin train, a built in corset, ten yards of shimmering silk and 15 people working full time for three months just to finish it. they think it will go maybe up to $76,000. not too slouchy. >> i thought it would be more than that, i don't know why, but pricier. >> probably ends up going higher. >> i bet it does. one of the other top stories trending on google, two more judges officially out at "american idol" mariah carey and nicki minaj announcing they are leaving after one year on the show. the tweet, "with global success of beautiful, number one in 30 plus countries so far mariah carey confirms world tour and says good-bye to idol.
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nicki minaj says thank you american idol, time to tour the world. the ratings finale hit a record low dropping 33% from last season. randy jackson already announced he's leaving so we have to find out with keith urban. >> last man standing. >> he says he knows nothing more about the future than anyone else. >> wants to stay. >> apparently they start auditions in july. >> they have to figure it out in the next couple of weeks. listen up women on the front page of the "new york times" a new way of thinking when it comes to bra sizes. could the term 32b, 32c be a thing of the past? jockey has come up with a new sizing system dumping the traditional measurements of busts in a whole new way and jen is here to take us through it. tell us about the new sizing system, what does it mean? how will it work? >> the new sizing system takes it from a 2-d to 3-d, taking into account the shape of a woman's breast.
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before it was a mathematical equation. now it will take into account the volume, the whole volumetric system. fit kit and different cups and you can figure out what the right cup, the right shape everything is for you, it's about the 3-d experience, makes sense since most of us are 3-d. >> you get a fit kit in a store so you go in and try on certain cups? obviously by the time you get it home it's too late. >> it's interesting, too. you go on to their website and order a fit kit. the fit kit comes to your house in your own time you can try it, see what's right for you. it comes with a credit so the fit kit is $19.95, you get a $20 credit for a bra, figure out the right shape and order it and they've got every different style of bra you would need. in between different brands even in the same brand hard to find the same. >> what happens, this is only for jockey, right? >> this is only for jockey. we'll see what happens but this is something that jockey spent eight years developing and
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because they promise that none of the bras will ever go out of style, they'll never discontinue everything. once you know your size and fit you can reorder all of their different size styles. >> way to ask a legitimate bra question there, al. >> thank you. i'm wearing one right now. something else trending natural beauty. new reports say beyonce refused to have photos for her new ad campaign touched up in any way which is commonplace in the industry. this bucks that practice of using computers to enhance the images we see every day. nbc's mara schiavocampo has more. ♪ >> reporter: in her new ad campaign for h&m, superstar beyonce is the picture of summer style and as it turns out, the face of natural beauty. these pictures were reportedly completely raw images, not perfected by photo retouching, virtually unheard of in the fashion industry.
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beyonce allegedliarded h&m to use the unaltered pictures from her recent ad shoot for the summer 2013 collection after they digitally slimmed her famous curves. ♪ all the single ladies." >> reporter: according to "the sun" the single ladies singer wanted a more natural look. >> it's important to present a relatable persona. it's no surprise we see beyonce in a relatable national state. >> reporter: in a statement, h&m tells nbc news "our purpose has always been to portray beyonce as the strong and beautiful woman she is. both parties are happy with the images." beyonce has long embraced her individuality recently telling "shape" magazine not everyone is supposed to be the same. be crewly happy with the beautiful things that make up who you are. in recent weeks, in a new ad
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campaign, gisele bundchen didn't get hair or makeup and was fine with the creative director's idea not to retouch the pictures telling a fashion blog women should be really real and raw, our imperfections are what make us unique and beautiful. >> this is a growing trend that women are embracing their natural beauty, more and more celebrities want to see more raw unedited versions of themselves. >> reporter: h&m's ceo said the swedish retailer wants to portray more realistic women. real beauty reflected in real pictures. for "today," mara schiavocampo, nbc news, new york. right now let's go to savannah in london. >> all right, matt, thanks. for those of us who are not beyonce we turn to cosmetics and the british may have found a secret to eternal youth. all the rage right now is a cream that promises to wipe those wrinkles off your face and give you that extra sparkle.
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what i am holding right here is said to be as precious as gold dust or shall i say diamond dust. ♪ >> reporter: if you've been envying holly wood celebs that manage to look like they've been airbrushed. take heart. the look could soon be yours, too. >> it's a hollywood secret but a lot of people are now like hearing about it and they want the treatment. >> reporter: once again when it comes to glamour, there's nothing quite like a girl's best friend, diamonds, of course, but not the glittering kind. no, it turns out the much less glamorous black diamond is a key ingredient in the latest beauty product to cause a stampede online. >> what happens with the diamonds they settle into the wrinkles and they gently and softly defuse the light so it's giving you that kind of air brushed look and combined with a lot of other peptides giving good instant results. >> reporter: unlike their paler
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counteren parts which reflect light, black diamonds also known as carbonato absorb and manipulate the uv light helping to even out skin tone and red e reducing the appearance of skin tone. >> diamonds are precious which add a sense of indulgence in skin care and the physical defusing of the light and create a soft focused effect which potentially hides fine lines and wrinkles but that's a cosmetic effect and not a permanent thing. >> reporter: that hasn't put women off the lure of luxury cosmetics through the ages. clee pa tra's regime was the talk of inequity. >> it makes you feel like the celebrity walking out that door and when you have healthy, glowy skin, that's all you need to make you feel great and make your day. >> reporter: and at a time when
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we're being tagged on social media, the urge to be ready for that close-up is growing. as you can imagine, this kind of beauty treatment does not come cheap. the serum costs around 120 bucks, the skin lotion will set you back around $140, that is if you can get your hands on it and matt and al, i did get your e-mails a few seconds ago i will bring you back some. >> look who is waiting for it here. >> bring it back. >> savannah, thanks very much. have you ever heard a recording of your own voice and thought that's what i sound like? if you're not crazy about how you sound, you are not alone. "today's" jenna wolfe is here. >> good morning, everybody can relate in a little bit. our voice is a huge part of our identity, almost like our appearance but it's not exactly like looking in a mirror. when you hear your voice played back it sounds different, somewhere between strange and flat out awful.
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some are sultry. >> terrible thing to be lonesome. >> reporter: some sharp. and a select few are unforgettable. >> what about pasts, ray? >> reporter: what do you make of your voice? >> is that really how i sound? >> everything sounds really nasal. >> reporter: do you like the sound of your voice? >> not at all. >> reporter: it turns out a lot of people agree, they like the sound of their voice as it comes out, but not when it's played back. but not when it's played back. and there's a scientific explanation for that. >> similar to thinking about two different speakers and that you're only hearing one speaker, we're not hearing thats renation that's occurring internally. >> reporter: even "today's" anchors are mixed. >> for me, my own voice is nails on a chalkboard. >> reporter: do you like the sound of your voice? >> for the most part. i think it's a little high. >> nasal and whiney but it doesn't sound that to me in my own ear. >> reporter: adam walsh records
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voiceovers for a living. >> 25% off your cable bill and more. >> reporter: i mean this guy's got to love his sound, right? >> there's always something that sounds a little weird or off. >> reporter: you're a guy who makes money off of your voice and you don't even like the sound of your own voice? >> yeah, that's true. >> reporter: that's a little odd, don't you think? >> it's really odd. >> reporter: bottom line whether or not you consider your voice golden, others might, so be proud of your pipes and chat away, america. >> i like mine. other people might not but i do. >> a lot of people agree on this, hard to listen to. >> not just all of us. everyone else. >> jane is a speech language pathologist. jane, nice to see you. >> good morning. >> your voice is an important tool in conveying authority and confidence and things like that. >> absolutely. >> so how do you change it if you don't like it. >> with a lot of training, but the first step is actually proper breathing, that's the key
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to developing a strong, powerful dynamic voice. >> you're pointing to your abdomen. >> yes all from here, not from your chest. you don't want to feel strain. you don't want to feel the nerves popping out. it's very easy when you practice with diagrammatic breathing. >> you talk about powering up to convey confidence and authority. what does that mean? >> there's so much research on the fact that people with strong, powerful voices are perceived as having greater self-confidence than people with softer voices, so one of the very first steps i do in training anyone is teaching them the proper way so that they have power and they can create a more dynamic speaking voice. >> we all have powerful voices and we just don't hear it that way, don't know it. >> jane, thanks, appreciate it. coming up, we've got a great concert, three-for-one right on the plaza, right after your local news.
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good morning to you. it's 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. the breaking news we continue to follow all morning long for you it b.a.r.t., experiencing those major delays right now creating a nightmare headache for the morning commute. what happened is two maintenance vehicles crashed damaging a rail in the trans bay tube. this is actually video of our chopper of crews that are working on the track on the oakland side of the bay. all four b.a.r.t. lines are experiencing delays this morning. only eight trains are able to cross the bay every few hours instead of the usual 32. b.a.r.t. hopes to have service fully restored by 11:30, which is actually an improvement. earlier, mike, we had heard it wouldn't be ready until tonight.
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>> that's right. first evening commute, then possibly late morning, now 11:30, that is late morning. we hope to hear better news. we are hearing about disruptions, hearing alerts on twitter. the train held at the west oakland station after being held at the mcarthur station. still some delays as you're heading through the trans bay tube. have to wait their turn one at a time, one in each direction at a time. the back-up on the east shore freeway, bay bridge, 880 and slow heading towards richmond center bridge. folks are delayed on that route. back to you. >> another local update in half an hour, see you then.
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♪ 8:30 on this friday morning, the 31st of may, 2013 and the plaza is packed this morning, and there are reasons why, we have the boy bands we have always loved live three of them, new kids on the block, 98 degrees, boyz ii men, they will all perform in the next few minutes. i'm savannah guthrie here in london, the guys are back in new york. sorry to miss the concert but a quick reminder we've got nbc's broadcast of the concert for
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change sunday night featuring beyonce, j. lo and more, see you then but back to you. >> we wish you could be here. this is going to be a fun. we have a great crowd. 98 degrees band member said "if new kids on the block and boyz ii men had a child it would be us." >> that's awkward. >> in just a few minutes we'll find out what that means and all three groups one at a time will be taking to our concert change. >> as your pump for the show power our buzz meter including in your tweets #nkotdtoday. >> who's pumped for the show? are you pumped for the show? they're pumped for the show. also coming up we're going to meet the creator of what is sort of becoming a new exercise phenomenon online it's called prancercise. we're going to talk with her in just a little bit and hear what it's all about.
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>> is that for real? >> you burn calories, i guess. okay, before we get to prancercising, mr. roker you have a check of the weather. >> we're going to weathercise starting with tomorrow a risk of strong storms from the ohio river valley back into texas, wet weather through the northern mississippi river valley, sizzling in the southwest. sunday, sunday, a risk of strong storms northeastern new england wet weather through the ohio river valley, down into the gulf coast, strong storms west texas, we're watching warming temperatures around the bay area. skies clear out at the coast towards parveg, a right now. upper 60s to 70s around the coast. 70s near san francisco over towards oakland. mid-80s in san jose, closer to 90 in livermore and pleasanton, 92 in fairfield. valley temperatures tomorrow, mid to upper 90s inland.
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real heat for valleys to kick off the weekend. a big cooler sunday, sea breeze returns in full force monday and tuesday. >> and that's your latest weather. we have with us the founder of the new phenomenon in exercising called prancercising, joanna warbach. what is it about it that makes it exercise. how did you develop it? >> how did i develop it? i started doing a very intense exercise routine involves power walking with ankle weights and one day i was like hearing a really good tune and i started to stretch my limbs very rhythmically forward and then the rest is history, i developed the track, the walk, the gallup and the box. >> and you wear weights on your ankles i see. >> uh-huh. >> are you surprised how this has taken off? >> oh my god i'm grabber ghasted, thrilled.
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woke up almost in shock when i saw all the hits on the youtube, and i mean it's like i think over 2 million now and it's like, wow! >> you're going to have to show us some of your moves. >> absolutely. >> are you going to teach me a couple of steps in here we go, al. you want to do it with me? >> it's much better if you do it. >> am i really going to burn calories, how do you do this? >> just have fun. >> what do i do? >> you got to hear the music. >> let's hear the music in our head, here we go, got something. >> pull your arms back and lift off the ground and go forward rhythmic rhythmically. >> wow. this is fantastic. >> very ugly i might say. >> you know, i'm surprised i never came up with this myself. all right. we'll have more prancercising, but first this is "today" on
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> all right the time has finally come. we've got three of the best boy bands anywhere live on our plaza. we've got 98 degrees, boyz ii men and to kick it all off, ladies and gentlemen, new kids on the block. ? all right, new york, y'all ready? let's go. ♪ ♪ step, step, step ♪ step, step, step >> here we go. ♪ step by step, ooh baby
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♪ gonna get to you girl ♪ ♪ hey girl in your eyes i see a picture of me all the time ♪ ♪ step ♪ and girl in your smile you got to know that you drive me wild ♪ ♪ step by step ♪ ooh baby, you're always on my mind ♪ ♪ step by step ♪ ooh, girl, i really think it's just a matter of time ♪ ♪ step by step, ooh, baby, gonna get to you girl ♪ ♪ step by step, ooh baby, really want you to my world ♪
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>> new york, you sing with us. >>. ♪ step one we can have lots of fun ♪ ♪ step two ♪ there's so much we can do ♪ step three ♪ there's just you and more ♪ step four ♪ i can give you more ♪ step five ♪ don't you know that the time has arrived ♪ >> woo! all right, everybody! everybody in the plaza, here we go! >> let me see you jump. ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, the right stuff ♪ ♪ oh, uh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh the right stuff ♪ ♪ first time was a great time, second time was a blast ♪ ♪ third time i fell in love, now
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you've got the right stuff, baby ♪ ♪ love the way you turn me on ♪ you got the right stuff new york, you're the reason why i sing this song ♪ ♪ everybody sing, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ the right stuff ♪ new york, new york, right there baby ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ the right stuff ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, the right stuff ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, the right stuff ♪ >> come on! ♪ to the right!
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♪ ♪ the right stuff >> new kids on the block, thank you. 98 degrees and boyz ii men still live in concert on a friday morning, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ all right, three of the best known boy bands on the planet are heading out this summer together on what's called the package tour. they are new kids on the -- don't start, all right? they are new kids on the block, jordan knight, danny woods, jonathan knight, donnie wahlberg
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and joey mcintyre, 98 degrees, justin jeffrey, nick lachey and jeff, boyz ii men, guys, good morning to all of you. good to have you here. >> that's a mouthful. >> that's the longest introduction in history. whose idea was it? >> it was born of the relationship between the groups. joe named the tour the package tour. we're not going to get into why but the tour just came about through a relationship with new kids and boyz ii men and 98 degrees getting back together and some of the guys have relationships with them and we decided to make something special for this summer and it turned out amazing. >> is there a good relationship when you go out on the road, you got the down time are you hanging out as a group or split off into the groups? >> it's great between the three of us we've known each other for at least 15 years so it's a mutual respect, a love for each other and it's no ego egos or g
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guiles. >> it's very genuine and we're getting to know each other even more. >> how did the concert go at boston garden, raised money for victims of the bombings. >> it was unlike anything we've ever done in our career, it was overwhelming, we shared the stage with aerosmith and jimmy buff fit and it was one of the most incredible experiences ever. >> you guys have not been touring in 12 years, so what's it like to get back on stage. is it the cliche it's like getting back on the bike? >> we've grown up over the last 12 years but when you get back together and start singing together it clicks back into place. >> you left vegas to jump on this tour, you got new music coming out as well. >> new album coming out but our mainstay is las vegas, that's what we do, at the mirage hotel every weekend. >> we're going to take some of you off the stage, 98 degrees
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going to perform next. ladies and gentlemen, 98 degrees! ♪ ♪ oh, oh, baby, yeah, yeah ♪ we both know that i shouldn't be here, this is wrong and baby it's killing me, killing you ♪ ♪ both of us trying to be strong ♪ ♪ somewhere else to be, promises to keep, someone else who loves me ♪ ♪ i made a promise there is no turning back ♪ ♪ she's been good to me and she
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deserves better than me ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i've ever had to do to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show the way home when i start to cry ♪ ♪ i can't let you see what you mean to me with my hands untied and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do to turn around and walk away and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ i know that we'll meet again, fate has a place and time ♪ ♪ so you can get on with your life, i've got to be cruel to be
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kind ♪ ♪ like dr. zhivago, all my love i'll be sending and you will never know ♪ ♪ cause there will be no happy ending ♪ ♪ there's nothing i can do but look you in the eye and tell you i do don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ i can't let you see what you mean to me when my hands are tied and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ will i ever be ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll have to do to turn around and walk away saying i don't love you ♪ ♪ you know i can't do it babe ♪ you know i can't do it girl ♪ bye, bye, baby bye-bye ♪ i can't stay
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♪ i made up my mind there is no turning back she's been good to me and she deserves better back ♪ ♪ it'sed hartest thing i'll ever have to do ♪ ♪ to look you in the eye and tell you i don't love you ♪ ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to lie ♪ ♪ to show no emotion when you start to cry ♪ ♪ i can't let you see what you mean to me when my hands are tied and my heart's not free ♪ ♪ we're not meant to be >> sing with us! ♪ it's the hardest thing i'll ever have to do to turn around and walk away pretending i don't love you ♪
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>> thank you, new york! we love you! see you on the road. >> 98 degrees in concert, and coming up next, boyz ii men on a friday morning, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ and now to complete our triple play in the toyota
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concert series, here is boyz ii men, take it away, guys. >> hey! yes, good morning, new york city! ♪ and everybody watching tv, we are boyz ii men, we got one question everybody, come on, what's the name of the group? ♪ boyz ii men >> everybody sing. ♪ motown philly's back again doin' a little east coast swing ♪ ♪ boyz ii men going off, not too hard, not too soft ♪ ♪ it's long overdue but now filfill philly is slammin' ♪ ♪ boyz ii men, a, b, c, b, b, d ♪ ♪ the east coast family never
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skipped a beat na ♪ ♪ while cooling on south street ♪ ♪ jet black benz plenty of frinds and all the philly steaks you can eat ♪ ♪ back in school we used to dream about this every day, could it really happen ♪ ♪ or do dreams fade away ♪ then we started singing them they said it sounded smooth ♪ ♪ so we started a group and here we are kicking it just for you ♪ ♪ mowtown philly's back again doing a little east coast swing ♪ ♪ boyz ii men going off ♪ not too hard, not too soft >> can i get an oh yeah. ♪ oh yeah >> the spotlight is on us now, watch us do this ♪ ♪ da, da, da, da, da, da, dars ♪ live and direct from philly town, we are ready to roll, so
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now the world will know that we are ♪ ♪ back in school we used to dream about this every day ♪ ♪ could it really happen ♪ or do dreams just fade away ♪ come on now, sing it ♪ everybody singing them they said it sounded smooth ♪ ♪ so we started a group and here we are kicking it just for you ♪ ♪ motown philly's back again doing a little east coast swing ♪ ♪ boyz ii men going off not to hard, not so soft ♪ ♪ boyz ii men, boyz ii men, boyz ii men ♪ ♪ we're not going to sing this part, do you it. ♪ ♪ doom doom doom da da, doom doom da da, da di da di da da, da da, da ♪
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♪ motown philly's back again doin' a little east coast swing ♪ ♪ boyz ii men going off, not too hard, not too soft ♪ everybody, come on, yo! ♪ motown philly's back again doing a little east coast swing ♪ ♪ boyz ii men going off, not too hard not too soft ♪ >> yo, everybody, one more time! can i get an oh yeah. >> oh yeah. ♪ say oh yeah ♪ oh yeah ♪ boyz ii men, abc, bbd >> god bless you all. >> god bless you all.
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new york the package tour, worldwide we're coming to you, boyz ii men, 98 degrees, new kids on the block! >> that is new kids on the block finishing up a set out on the plaza on that is new kids on the block, may 31st, 2013. a huge crowd outside treated to boy band palooza. new kids on the block and 98 degrees and boyz ii men, and new kids on the block will be back. >> when they're using walkers, at what point do they stop, you
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know -- >> those guys can move. shake, sing. >> they've got it. really good. >> but there comes -- >> you know what, their fans will still show up. >> they're not called the rolling boys. >> they're men. >> you do drop the label at some point. >> just saying. >> you know what? they got it. keep it going for as long as you can. >> we'll hear from them a little bit later this hour. we're saying new kids on the block, kind of in our wheelhouse. >> yeah, willie still remembers the whole dance. you were -- >> yeah, the legs and sort of -- doing the moves like that, that i won't do -- >> which you just did. >> like middle school for me, '89, great years. and "pick three," and this is cruel. >> very cruel, torturous. >> comedian nathan fielder has a show on comedy central, very funny guy. initiated a prank that's wreaked havoc on relationships. he tweeted this out to his nearly 80,000 followers. he said, here's an experiment. text the person you're dating this. "i haven't been fully honest with you."
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then don't replay to them for one hour and tweet a pic of the response. >> wow. >> so here are some of the responses. think range from rapid fire text begging for an explanation from the spouse. what? patrick? can you please text me something? you scare me. okay. what do you mean. seriously, i'm having a panic attack. >> i'm going to kill you. >> i like that one. >> a good one. some were quick to dismiss the relationship. oh, here we go. is this a phone call thing or will you text me? there were a few who immediately admitted they, too, weren't being honest. yeah, me either, one person texted. >> ooh. wow! >> yikes! >> that will hurt. they have explaining to do there. >> that is not good. one of the pranksters tweeted, saying 10 minutes, 14 missed calls and 8 texts later, she's starting to jump to a few conclusions. >> i think some people were a little regretful, including one person who thought, i thought it would be funny, but now i completely regret it. two years down the drain.
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it is a good way to break up with somebody. buh-bye, see ya. ridiculous. >> yeah, it's a little -- >> too much? >> you'll. >> you think? just a little cruel? >> this is his trade, though. he goes extreme pranks. he does things to businesses. he did this online. kind of funny. but if you lost your relationship over it -- >> was it worth the joke? >> yeah. >> that is a painful hour, too. we always expect immediate responses and everything. >> exactly. >> you get that and don't hear back. >> you'd be the ones getting the phone calls and, what's going on? >> right. let's go to the "take 2," the question is, are movie trailers, trailing on a bit too long? >> oh, yeah. >> not just the time you spend, about 20 minutes before the movie even starts, but the trailers are 2 1/2, sometimes 3 minutes long. >> right. like a mini movie. >> it is. >> so we'll put one up during this chat. this is about two and a half minutes. >> this is the movie out in theaters called "now you've seen me." for two and a half minutes you will see this trailer. >> there's a movement to tighten
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this up. the hollywood studios insist they need that time to get the message out. i don't know if it's the length of the trailer, or just the amount of time spent watching trailers. >> and the amount of trailers, i think. it's just so many trailers, you have to -- you basically are sitting there for half an hour. >> and you forget what movie -- >> right. for those, you just want to see the movie and be done with it. >> i don't really mind the trailers. i hate after i paid $13.50 or more for a movie, to have to sit through commercials. >> oh. >> wait a minute. wait a minute. >> i agree. >> i think that stinks. you know what, if you're going to give me a discount on the popcorn or milk duds, i'll sit through the commercial. if i'm paying full price and you're going to stuff commercials down my throat, i think you stink. >> preach it. preach it, al. >> and shoving the movie trailers down your throat. >> that's not so bad, unless the movie's bad.
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like "the man of steel," i didn't mind that trailer. you know? no offense. if it's a sparks movie, ehh. >> i like those trailers. >> i know you do. >> and sometimes the inappropriate trailers when you're seeing a kid's movie, sometime the you see a violent movie trailer. and you're, like, oh, cover your eyes. you know, not one for you to see. we're not taking you to that. >> do you this the thing where you're sitting with your husband, wife, your friend, and the trailer airs and -- >> i'm not going to that. >> oh, yeah, absolutely. >> you're, like, huh-uh, i'm out. >> you dismissed years of their work after -- >> yeah, the movie industry, obviously, they know what they're doing. this is a way to -- >> yeah, you think? they've got it figured out. this was their initial entry into getting you to come back. >> all right. our "take 3," the flight attendant uniforms to show you. air canada, a new discount
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airline, rouge -- >> i think it's rogue. >> maybe it's rouge. >> rogue or rouge? because the uniforms are reddish. >> they've gone rogue on the rouge uniform. >> so these are -- this is the discount airline, whatever it may be called, for air canada. these are new airlines -- some are calling them hipster outfits. the cardigans, the fedora, the choel thing working. >> yeah, i like it. >> i think it looks good. yeah, can we see it again? >> there was an airline years and years ago, people express, they had hawaiian shirts and polos and khakis. it was like this -- kind of a hip kind of thing. >> remember the whole, like, the pan am uniforms, too? it used to be so pristine and put together. >> yeah. >> it was really a nice look. but now, the question is, school uniforms. a lot of kids have to wear school uniforms, and for probably good reason. take a look at what a couple of kids, a minneapolis grade school, found a clever way to
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kind of add swag to their uniforms. they're called the nsj crew, and they have a new hit out called "khaki pants." ♪ do the khaki pants do the khaki dance ♪ ♪ do the khaki pants do the khaki pants ♪ ♪ [ rapping ] >> those are students from nellie stone johnson community school in minneapolis, through the nsj crew. >> mm-hmm. >> part of an after-school program called beep and rhyme. it lets students record and create music that they like. >> i like the khaki pants. >> they get good grades and they can participate in the project. this is a uniform a lot of kids at our schools would wear. the polo shirt and the khaki pants. >> that's the look. >> they're talking about having some measure of swag when you're
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wearing khaki pants. >> you know who wears khaki pants very well and all kinds of other interesting looks? >> who? >> a very young willie geist. >> oh, no, what have we got here? >> oh! >> they're not really khaki pants. >> no, those are did. >> is that the '70s look? >> yeah. >> ooh! >> are you billy idol? >> yeah, air canada rouge, a flight attendant for many years. >> and here's where you ended up being the football jock. >> the letter jacket. >> very nice. >> i want to go back to the green pair of pants, though. >> is that a costume party, or was that for real? >> no, that was my school -- >> oh, and look at the white belt, right? [ laughter ] >> and you -- >> and the floral shirt. >> and the pants come up to the belly button. >> and the belt. my dad had a large collection of hawaiian shirts. >> that was a great day at school. >> very popular, i can imagine. the girls were chasing you. >> no pictures left of my nero
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jacket. >> oh, don't be so sure. >> oh, i'm sure. i'm sure. >> there's a whole album out there, pictures on al. let me get to the headlines. a homecoming this morning for an arizona mother jailed in mexico on drug charges. yanira maldonado was released overnight. she was arrested last week after mexican officials said they found 12 pounds of marijuana under her bus seat. a mother of seven said she was set up. a court reviewed her case, looked at the security footage of that woman getting onto the bus, and then dismissed the charges. the fbi says a ricin-tainted letter sent to president obama is similar to ones mailed to new york city mayor michael bloomberg and to mark glaze who runs bloomberg's gun control group in washington. all three were mailed from shreveport, louisiana. officials say the letter neff reached the president. new york's police commissioner said the bloomberg writer letter threatened to shoot anyone who threatened to take way his guns. investigators say an army veteran in texas was being questioned about whether he had
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any knowledge of the letters. a wildfire is raging north of los angeles. crews overnight were able to slow its growth, allowing residents who had fled from the flames to return to their homes, but this morning, excessive heat in the area could disrupt firefighting efforts. sentencing today for the zumba fitness instructor who ran a prostitution ring outside of her exercise studio. alexis wright agreed to a ten-month sentence in exchange of pleading guilty to prostitution, tax evasion and other charges. and a giant asteroid, 1.7-mile-wide rock will swing by us about 4:59 p.m. eastern time, and along with it is a surprise bonus rock. it turns out the asteroid has its very own moon. now, if you were thinking that an asteroid big enough to have its own 2,000-foot-wide moon must be pretty large, you are right. nasa scientists say the asteroid is apparently the same size as the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, but it will keep its
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distance, fortunately, at a very safe 3.6 million miles away. so no worries there. well, that tea kettle we had on earlier that reminded some people of adolf hitler has generated much too much heat for jcpenney. the retailer has taken down that california billboard advertising that that kettle that was designed by michael graves. the $40 kettle, though, has been also removed from the company's website. jcpenney has said that any resemblance to hitler was completely unintentional. i still don't really -- >> i don't. >> -- unless i squint my eyes and look really closely at the tv. >> but then, to give in and take it off the website, too. by the way, air canada rouge. >> it is rouge. >> rouge. >> but they did the rogue for the uniform. >> yes. >> all right, natalie, thanks. al has a look at the weather. >> we are talking about a lot of hot stuff out there. we're also talking about severe weather, strong storms firing their way up from kansas on up
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into missouri, parts of ohio, indiana, illinois. a risk of strong storms from texas, oklahoma border, up into detroit. strong risk of storms throughout a good portion of eastern and central oklahoma into parts of arkansas. we're going to continue to watch this, and we're looking at more rain making its way into the midwest as well, and causing lood watches and warnings o a view of sunol this morning, you can see mostly sunny skies. one of the warmer spots you'll see around the bay area. some places already getting into the 70s outside. you can see from some of our temperatures around the bay area, 7 0i7b fairfield, 63 livermore, 61 in san jose. should say mid-80s in san jose. 72 in san francisco. 78 in oakland. near 90 in livermore. add a few more degrees tomorrow. inland spots, mid to upper 90s, a tad cooler sunday. a lot cooler as the sea breeze comes back on monday. t's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. coming up next, moms who turned a little idea into big
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created some things and the reaction was kind of wild and we knew boy we have a business. we had this light bulb moment that this could be a business. >> how did you go from the home decorations to actually having a prototype that you could then distribute to manufacturing? >> well, we were very fortunate the dallas market center there's a lot of resources there and we met some people and met an agent and showed them the, just the prototypes we had and they sent them to china. >> we'll walk on over, magnetized attachments. >> christine and julie were friends and the idea they were inspired by their kids, so many businesses really come from the desire to share what comes natural to us so that idea that if you have an idea that you think of that you think somebody else connects to, there's probably millions of other people that are feeling the same way. >> even the chandelier works on the inside of that locker. >> come a long way from your
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leif garrett poster. >> i used to have 17 magazine clips. >> we all did. new kids on the block. >> what about bumps along the way, people thinking about starting their business what lessons did you learn along the way? >> you never know how long it will take to get the product from prototype to manufacturing and allowing enough time for that process, getting the appropriate funding, building the plan up front and then the execution and allowing enough time for shipment of the product is probably the biggest hurdle in partnering with the right resources to get the product to market so we learned a lot along the way. >> well done, ladies. >> the next one, bella baby, kelly was a single mom trying to figure out how to make ends meet and you had this amazing idea all of the newborn babies being born in the hospital and after pitching every hospital in the chicago area she found one that agreed to take her on.
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bella baby is in 40 states and 250 hospitals. so exciting. >> thank you. >> how did you come up with the business model for your idea? it's one thing to be an individual personal photographer but then to get the hospitals to sign up and be on board with it? >> it was an easy sell. newborns have been getting a bad wrap for being ugly for too long and they're beautiful. >> i have the newborn pictures and the beat up eyes. >> they're beautiful. >> they're prize fighters, coming out looking like they've been through battle. >> we tell the hospitals babies shouldn't look like squishy frogs. you just need the right photography and the right photographer and right light. >> one of the things i love is that you called every hospital until finally somebody. >> it's a numbers game. i want moms to know it's a numbers game. you can't call a few and get discouraged. you have to call every name in
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the phone book twice. >> perseverance. >> momtrepreneurs, perseverance. >> congratulations, well done, ladies. coming up we'll share a couple more great ideas this time in the beauty aisle. we've got some of the newest trends, something called even an ingestible will make you more beautiful inside and out. up next something you won't find in the beauty aisle but you'll find online, in a word, bizarre, some of the things we dug up you will not believe this, right after this. st play ! whoa, wait for me! oh no! my mom just cleaned this place! calm down, squishy, this'll be easy to clean. [ female announcer ] swiffer wetjet pads have the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. they trap and lock away even monstrous messes to make tough cleaning a breeze. now that's clean. wow. scottie! we won! uh-huh, uh-huh. mom?!! [ female announcer ] swiffer gives cleaning a monstrous new meaning. monsters university, in theaters, in 3d.
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a lot of you use ebay or craigslist to find an old cd or rent an apartment. have you looked at things for sale on the sites? we dug. a few, hard to believe. >> that's why we're laughing. first i've got some news to share. >> oh my gosh. >> you're pregnant? >> congratulations! you look fantastic. >> before everybody starts
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writing -- >> joe is going to be getting texts and e-mails. >> this is something you can buy on ebay or craigslist, these are always positive, these are the fake ones, can you show that? >> what about the woman in buffalo. >> but there is apparently somebody on craigslist. >> a pregnant woman taking a whiz on a stick and selling them for $25 each. >> and good business apparently. why would a woman want to do this? my only question or my concern is there are a lot of women duping a lot of guys, you better put a ring on it. because we're having a baby. >> other strange items, a former orthodox jewish man offering his spot in heaven. >> you can buy an air guitar actually. >> uh-huh. >> air guitar to sell you. >> air drums. >> a human soul in case you're a lawyer. >> one of my favorites, vials of belly button lint. >> a haunted coffee grinder. >> apparently the grinder just disappears on you and comes back
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whenever it wants to. >> but is it decaf or regular when it comes back? >> apparently it still works. [ slurps ] [ laughs ] ♪ [ female announcer ] hey ladies. you love it. you've got to have it. cinnamon toast crunch, 'cause that cinnamon and sugar is so irresistible. everybody craves those crazy squares.® then you'll love lactose-free lactaid® it's 100% real milk that's easy to digest so you can fully enjoy the dairy you love. lactaid®. for 25 years,
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easy to digest. easy to love. well, at 9:26, we finally have some good breaking news to bring you. b.a.r.t. is back up and in full service right now after a morning filled with some major delays. two maintenance vehicles crashed and damaged a rail in the trans bay tube early this morning. this right here is video from  our chopper, crews working on the oakland side of the bay. crews put in a temporary fix for the rail allowing trains to head east and west in the tube. however, b.a.r.t. will go back to a single track system at 11:30 this morning to fix the problem completely. crews are expected to be done with repair in time for the afternoon commute at 3:30. also, good news to report in the south bay, search crews have found a man who disappeared from his cupertino home.
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63-year-old james norberg, you see here, suffers from dementia and als is safe with his family once again. the sheriff's office used a search dog around the area. about 7:30 this morning they found norberg at kennedy middle school. he was sitting on a fence behind the track. as far as they can tell, everyone says he's okay. after the break we'll take a look at the forecast and mike will look at the roads.
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and mostly sunny skies over st. francis. that is a picture we'll see i think for a while now. as you look at your temperatures outside, 60s. already near 70 in fairfield. that is a spot today that should climb into the low 90s this afternoon. mid-80s around san jose. 78 in oakland, 72 in san francisco and the temperatures continue to climb up for the weekend. valleys getting into the mid to upper 90s tomorrow then a bit cooler sunday as the sea breeze picks up. temperatures dropping back down approaching monday. mike. >> marla told you guys the good news about trains on both tracks
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right now, slightly reduced speeds. look at this back-up. this has gotten much worse over the last few minutes heading west 80 around berkeley, the curve, the bay bridge toll plaza still packed, slow off 580, back-up off 24, caldecott, warren freeway, slow from warren freeway up to the same area because of these b.a.r.t. delays. increase again at 11:30. a smooth drive to the san mateo, more traffic on 880. south bay with pretty good drive right now, marla, back to you. >> i see red. thanks. we'll be back at 9:56 with another local news update. we'll see you then.
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welcome back to "today" on this friday morning, the 31st of may, 2013, the late may swelter continues here in new york city, creeping back up again into the 90s today. >> almost 98 degrees. >> ooh, okay. >> funny you should mention that, al. >> it's such a good segue. >> i'm willie geist along with al roker and natalie morales. lester holt joins us as well. >> we'll break it down for the ladies for the newest trends in beauty, always a lot new on the market, creams or wet stains. you missed the wet stain, the dd cream apparently does what the cc cream and the bb cream can't. the dd cream is taking over where the other ones fail. pretty soon there will be the zz
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cream. >> or the zz top. >> we'll gohrough what if they claim to be true if they work, if it's worth it. >> they were every teenage girl's dream selling more than 80 million albums worldwide, still hanging tough, coming up, new kids on the block performing that blockbuster hit on the plaza. >> all right, first lester has a look at what's going on in "weekend today." >> we're keeping a close eye on the severe weather from the heat wave expected to hit both coasts to flooding and dylan throws a dinner party, we are her guests and we behaved. preparing the food was only one of her challenges. what you need to know before entertaining this summer. >> she's a good cook apparently. new judges in a new live season of "america's got talent" i take the stage to find out what it's like to audition.
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i thought i could do a newscast. >> is that what you were there for? >> how long did you last before you got the buzz? >> about 12 seconds. howard was like get out of here. >> should have brought the bass. >> yeah. >> you could have sang a bit. >> i think it works out well for you. >> good thing you have a kid in the business who can support you. >> exactly. >> lester, with he look forward to seeing you on "weekend today." al how about a check of the weather? >> it's going to be hot up and down the east coast again tomorrow, more rain in central and southern florida, risk of strong storms, texas into the upper ohio river valley, sunny and hot out west and sunday, sunday, look for more rain into the northern new england area into the northeast, rain into the gulf coast, more showers and thunderstorms in florida, slight risk of strong storms in west texas, the sizzling weather continues out west with rain in the pacific northwest and the western plains. that's wha
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you saw weekend temperatures, starting to climb in santa rosa. you see nothing but sunshine and temperatures in the afternoon in the mid to upper 80s around the north bay. having to watch out for breezy conditions, winds out of the north, it will be quite dry at times, have to watch that for fire danger, 90s inland around livermore, mid-90s and a few upper 90s possible for saturday. temperatures cool again into early next week. now to "today's beauty" and the hottest new trends, if i say wet stains or ingestible, are you thinking beauty aisle? al? >> here to show us which new products are worth the money is beauty and style expert jen. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> seems like every time you walk past the drugstore there's new stuff out there. >> yes, the beauty industry is
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innovative and great and confusing but you think what on earth is that and do i need it. these are interesting new categories we're seeing starting off with the wet stain, innovation in color cosmetics for the lips. it's basically a lip gloss and also a stain so it's light like a gloss, blasting power of stain. this is amazing. >> not sticky or gummy. sometimes lip gloss can have a yucky feeling. >> stain like what you use on your deck in. >> sounds like it could be, although the ysl has something used to make food shiny. loreal has a great one. this one is coming you the from it cosmetics that has anti-aging properties. different things in there. >> moving on, next category cleanses and detoxes for the body and you've got something where it takes the beauty from the inside out as well. >> this is taking the whole idea of a detox which is two weeks a
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month, applying it to skin care so products now are called detox and they're designed to be used for a certain amount of time. we have a 30-day detox, to promote cell turnover so that your skin functions better, use over the next 30 days. tart has a set, this is a 28-day program, just like a cleanse, you know how long you're supposed to use it to get results. >> how do you know it works? >> you have to try it. not all of them have studies but in the tarte for example they did a study and 93% of women after using it for five weeks felt their skin looked more radiant. >> in the directions does it say sucker? >> no, i'm a sucker for that all right. speaking of cleanses and detoxing here is a way that beauty has combined getting the ingestibles as well along with your cosmetics. >> there's a movie, ingestibles. >> a new set of superheroes. it tastes good. i took a little bit of it, it's
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quite delicious. the idea is that you're going to create your perfect skin from the inside out and it's a combination of a skin and body cleanse to get an ultimate glow. this is great from skin authority, all about vitamin d, 1 billion people are vitamin d deficient partnered with the dole institute to create a serum and this food and water to get your vitamin d. bliss has something for anti-aging and this is about a supplement combined with something topical to get ultimate results. >> what's all of the things with the letters? >> it's alphabet soup in the aisle. bb cream, they call it the dynamic do all cream, more coverage than bb and more benefits than cc so it's two more indie brands. and now look how far it's gone. >> for the whole body from top
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to bottom you have the oils. >> the oils if you see for face, hair, skin, you become a little bit skeptical but these have benefits, i love this divine oil, smells amazing, garnier, there's wen, use it to condition your hair, moisturize your skin and give your body a glow. >> i'm willing to try all of it. >> that's what they're counting on. >> i am, i'm a sucker for that. coming up next, cue the screaming girls and middle aged women, new kids on the block are hitting the stage with another song. ula, ♪ ♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ hago que lo imposible sea posible, ♪ ♪ que todo lo increíble se vuelva visible, ♪ ♪ tres, dos, hola, ula... ♪ aplaudan en la luna. ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula ula ula al revés, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula, ♪ ula ula, hagamos ula ula,
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greatest political organization in american history, 2 million volunteers. he figured out how to have the right message to middle class voters and appeal to young people, african-americans, latinos and women. women were key. 55% of the women's vote so essentially your viewers were the ones who put him back in office. >> you mentioned 55% of women went for president obama that was flipped if you looked at men. what did the president do and in turn the republicans do to help the president win the women vote? >> some of it was self-inflicted wounds by the republicans. you remember when rush limbaugh attacked this young woman, sandra fluke, just a georgetown student, called her a slut. >> and republicans. >> did not denounce rush limbaugh because they were afraid of him and later, todd aiken talked about legitimate rape, a candidate out in
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missouri, then shortly before the election, another candidate in indiana, richard mourdock said it was god's will when women were raped and at that moment mitt romney had an ad for mourdock on tv which he didn't pull and didn't denounce mourdock and at the same time saying i want to eliminate federal funding for planned parent hood. millions of women get their health services through planned parenthood and the president went out and campaigned very hard among women and connected well to them and of course michelle obama helped. >> you mentioned that. the folks who didn't vote for the president, why should they buy this? what is the message really about? >> i think this is partly just to place this in the history of this country, it was an extraordinarily important election, whoever won voted for and these events go by so fast, you see headlines. you want somebody, i hope me, to
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come along and put everything that's happened in political life in the last couple years in some kind of context so it's comprehensible for people and i think there's also a personal lesson from barack obama and that's of perseverance. this is a guy who was essentially abandoned by, first his father and then his mother was doing research, raised by his grandparents. they were on food stamps for a while. he was able to make it all the way up and when he's behind the eight ball, looks like he's going to be a one-term president and a fluke and a footnote and a jimmy carter, he's able to come back. whether one likes or doesn't like obama, whether you voted or not, the story of perseverance is really important and also i just have a lot of fun stories in the book, michelle obama for instance. >> we're going to have to hold it there because there's a lot in there. >> father's day. >> that's right, father's day.
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coming up next the boy band festival just continues. kathie lee and hoda catching up in the wanted. >> they're actual boys not middle aged men. >> plus how to keep off the ten pounds you worked so hard to lose. >> make some noise!
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good morning to you. it is 9:56. i'm marla tellez. investigators are looking into the cause of an early morning fire at a popular french restaurant in san francisco. this happened at chez spencer, folsom and 14th street,
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intermission neighborhood. the flames broke out around 1:30 this morning. it took fire crews a little more than an hour to put out those flames. no one was hurt. they opened in 2002 and is famous for the food cooked in the wood burning oven. firefighters tell photographs on the scene there damage estimates are well over a million dollars. chez spencer sent a message to patrons on twitter thanking everyone for their support and vows it will reopen soon. b.a.r.t. is back up and in full service right now after a morning filled with major delays. two maintenance vehicles crashed and damaged a rail in the trans bay tube. about an hour ago, crews put in the temporary fix to the rail allowing trains to once again head east and west inside the tube. the problem isn't completely fixed, mike, and there's still delays on the roads out there. >> that's right, marla. you said temporary fix. got something in place to allow both tracks to run. 11:30 shut down eastbound tracks again, single tracking until
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possibly 3:30, that will make 20 to 30 minute delays once again. prepare for that. meanwhile folks hit the road. back-up at the bay bridge toll plaza, considerable, berkeley curve, you see folks heading away from us. over to the right, the bay bridge toll plaza itself. the map tells you the whole story. slow, jam out of oakland, 24 from caldecott over to the scene, 880, those are the directions jammed up. still slow but smoother heading to the san mateo bridge, which wasn't an escape route. southbound, northbound route, still slow past the airport for 101. that is not unusual but it is kind of a pain, marla. we're going to send it back to you. >> delays are still very real, mike. thanks so much. we'll be back with the next local news update in 20 minutes. see you at 10:26.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody, y ou hello, everybody. you made it to tri-day friday. the 31st and rast day of may. hard to believe june starts tomorrow. after our big bash tonight. and we're running out of here right away today, because we are going to go to a wedding, baby! >> bobby thomas getting married at your house. >> yes! >> tonight, and guess who managed to break herself away from her wedding plans to be with us? we have a lot in store for you. >> why not work and get my mind off things. >> you got it.
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>> see you in a minute. >> don't move. >> the big show. the wanted are here. if you don't know the name of the group, you know this song "glad you came" and it is -- ♪ the stars come out >> a party song. maybe we'll dance to that tonight. >> nice guys. i met them downstairs, very cute, very young. i told them to stay away from my daughter. >> they have a new reality show. >> cool they are doing that, premieres june 2 knond, 10:00, central. >> bad boys. >> have you ever either attended or thrown a birthday party for a pet? >> funerals, but no birthday parties. >> you had a funeral? >> yeah, yeah, oh, gosh. they are family members, but birthdays? >> get this, one in five adults according to
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have either had a birthday party for their puppy, cat, whatever. >> or gone to one. >> going to one is strange, having one yourself, i get it. oh, gosh. i get it. but going to one? i would go to blake's if you invited me. >> how common among friends on facebook. >> everybody doing it. crazy. regot inundated with pictures. and sarah burton baked a dog-friendly cake for her dog charlie. >> cute. >> and here is elizabeth beck's dog chloe. >> oh, my gosh. with the hat. >> that's a bishon. >> wendy spalding threw one too. a big party for her dog dexter. michaela white, a big picture of baldton. i wonder if he's happy? >> anthony, threw a big bash for
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his puppy when he turned one. >> and other dogs. >> meagan, a picture of finbar. >> he's miserable. fi nba r did not want a party. >> just gas. >> and then beano and blake. >> oh. hysterical. >> i have two others, but i forget their names. i love them. but not that much. >> bambino came in our life as cody and cass were leaving for college. i get a perpetual baby without having to breast feed. it's great. >> i used to think it was unusual for people to have framed pictures of their dogs on mantle. >> you didn't get it until you had one yourself. >> and there it's sitting prominently with my whole family. how quickly you can become one. >> yesterday at the house, so busy getting everything ready for bobbi, i came in, plopped myself in front of the tv, i
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dosed a little bit. i am apt to do that the older i get. i look around, where is bambino, and there is lola, louis. frank and i like panicked parents. he was fine. there he is. right there. oh, my gosh. your heart. i start praying, god, please. and screaming at the torch my lungs. there he was. they are your children, they are. >> here is information. >> now you will depress me. >> you already knew. menopause can affect memory? >> what? >> not hearing, memory. >> what? >> if you have a hot flash, and it depends on the degree of heat. apparently the hotter the flash, the more you forget. >> then i should not remember my own name then, because i was perimenopausal when it started long before it hit, in my early
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40s. i don't want to talk about. researchers gave memory tests to 68 women, ages 44, when many women start the menopause thing. to 62, which i'm fast approaching, who experienced hot flashes. >> the hotter you got, the worse memory problems you had. we'll take a little memory test to see if we can remember anything at all. >> they do believe if you -- your memory will come back, i have found that to be the case. >> here are questions, you guys play with this too. have you had trouble remembering names and harder to remember lists? >> yes. >> what was the main dish had you for dinner two nights ago? >> i didn't eat dinner. i had mcdonald's two nights ago. >> that was the before, wasn't it? >> three nights ago. >> the last two nights i had to maimo soup. >> what did i have? >> i had hummus and peta bread. >> she's egyptian. >> all right. the next question?
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what were the last two movies you saw? >> i haven't been to the movies in a long -- i wanted to see "great gatsby." >> i washed something on tv. "wedding bashers" or something. "the campaign," the one with will farrell. >> and can you name the last four u.s. presidents? >> in order? >> don't try to be smart? >> george w. bush, clinton, the other george and president obama. >> well, the last four. >> that was four. >> what do you mean? that's all there is. stop and don't quiz us. >> what about the names. the words. >> okay. all right. let's continue. >> reagan. okay. >> okay. remember these words. apple, television, lamb. now, now continue with the show. don't write them down.
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>> i'm not. >> you look like you're doing a name game. you are doing something weird. >> that's how you remember. >> let's see your friday funny. we need to crack up. we need the friday funny. do you have it? >> okay. okay. >> joy dell anger set me this joke on facebook. lamb, apple, television. two young boys in the hospital ready to have surgery, jonathan and ethan and lamb and television. ethan was having his tonsils out and johnny said no big deal. i had that done last year, you get to eat lots of ice cream and then ethan asked johnny what kind of surgery you having? and he said i'm having a circumcision. oh, no. i had that done when i was born, and i couldn't walk for 18 months. yes, okay. >> you know what? it's time. >> it's time. >> let's make lots of time for
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bob bie's buzz. >> i make a prediction you will be the most beautiful bride ever. ever. >> i agree. >> a beautiful back drop. thank you for the hard work. such a surreal is is such a sur. >> i love to squeeze myself against her braechts. >> she really does. >> everybody should do it once in their life. >> all the guys are going, yeah. >> line up, bobbie's going to hug you all before she gets married. >> i have in-laws in the house this is great. >> no, everybody tells you about the day and how magical it is and i have to say putting it together you're so stressed out. but the one thing i did not expect was to feel so overwhelmed by how loved i feel. from family and friends and i am the luckiest girl to be marrying michael. he has just been the rock and no matter how much anything costs,
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the whole $500 wedding thing went out the window a long time ago. and he's been amazing, so -- >> i'm looking forward to getting to know him a little bit better, because he's just a sweetheart. and i don't think i've ever seen a man in love in my life. except for anthony when he looks at bobbie. >> oh, my gosh. >> okay. so i wanted to share some things that came up along the way in case it helps anyone out there. i had a hard time with favors, i was trying to figure out what people wouldn't throw away. i figured out how to get something functional that people would use. so tonight you don't have to worry about bringing your dancing shoes, because cinder rollies, are something that everybody will get, metallic flats. small, medium and large, you can buy them in groups. if the price goes down from $12 to a pair to $6 a pair in you
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order them in bulk. and the other thing, i love d.i.y., something i like is foil. you can use double stick tape or spray. and you can turn any odd glass in the house or a vase that you've left over from flowers and you literally -- rip, and you have the foil wrap and you can spend a lot on this stuff for weddings, decor, the mercury glass, that you can make it yourself. and last but not least. you can, i went ahead and made my own escort cards and programs by getting -- >> no! >> you buy the paper and then you can spray paint them and add fun gems and use markers that are paint markers. so all of that stuffdy to help keep the cost down. but at the same time to have more personal touches. >> bobbie, she is great. >> jerry is going to help. >> this is your chair. >> my chair. >> for today.
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>> and this -- >> this is your -- something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new. >> you know why it is? >> the glass is old and borrowed. >> okay. and the drink is new. and the drink is blue. and when you finish you put that on. >> and bobbie is going to be so gorgeous. tell us about your dress and -- >> the fans voted. >> the shoes, the dress and the cake. >> and decor. and they ended up adding a decor thing. and the dress, i have to be really honest, i knew we were going to do this so fast. there was no way to get a dress made. and i am so grateful, kleinfield's let us come in with a camera crew. i had one hour to pick four dresses, by the time we found four, everybody had decided on this one. and i have to say, i was nervous at first.
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because i wasn't sure and then after the first fitting, it's weird. it was perfect. >> was it? >> it just felt right and i thank you for that. >> are you going to have your pictures taken of in that? >> sort of. it's amazing how many women pay for them and when you have them, you just figure out a way to just -- >> squish them down. >> and then shoes. i went ahead and a lot of people have some opinions about the shoes. >> they're all really high. >> here's the deal. i'm a pip squeak and the dress is long. and it was a sample, so i wanted shoes that would be high enough. but these i was so excited that they won. i got them off amazon, i bought my wedding shoes for $140. and they're by coloriffics. they're actually here. >> they're gorgeous. and something else that's here that i brought is this beautiful cape from badgley mischka. kleinfield's had this on the man kin and i wanted to scoop it up for after the party.
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>> bobbie, we can't wait. >> and your bridal suite at my house awaits you. please try not to make too much noise. because frank and i go to bed early. >> after love and marriage comes the baby carriage. so our johnson's babies. meet adorable olivia mcguire. easter sunday in orlando, florida, her parents say that every day they're in awe of their sweet little girl and they're cherishing every moment they spend with her. next, let's meet brandon david bostic, he was born on april 20th in south carolina. his parents say that he loves his older brother. their words of wisdom. take as many pictures and videos as you can. our third today's johnson's baby of the week is miriam born on april 5th. megan an andrew in wisconsin, she is lucky to have a big brother and big sister, who are
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17-month-old twins, her parents feel very blessed, but probably also a little tired. and our final baby is cole reynolds, born may 15th in verona, new jersey. his parents offer this advice, accept the support of family and friends. congratulations to all the babies and their parents, if you want a chance for your baby to appear, go to for details. >> you remember the three words, apple, television lamb. >> i have apple tv lamb. cheers to our beautiful bride. i also want to tell everybody about, tomorrow night, tomorrow night, frank andry going to be hosting i think for the sixth time in a row, a very special evening called, it's dark, it's a big, big concert with the beach boys in stamford, connecticut. to benefit dana's angels research trust. it battles a horrible disease
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that's genetic and it's a precious family, the beach boys with michelle phillips is going to join us. a jeweler, edwards and rayla's, has designed two of these pendant necklaces. this one has a "k" and hoda's. they sent them to us, we're going to be auctioning these, with their blessings, these off at the auction, these are worth $7,000, so we're going to raise a lot of money. tickets are available at dana' >> we're glad they came to visit us, the wanted. if you just don't know what to wear, we've got outfits for every summer outing. but first -- >> they're weird. you're doing okay, mom. i can call you "mom," right? i know we haven't known each other very long, but you seem like a real keeper. you're not perfect. but you're trying. anyway, i want you to know how much i appreciate you.
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bands in the world gives us an inside glimpse into their lives. they're starting a new reality show called "the wanted." on "e" and produced by ryan seacrest. >> take a look at what happens when the boys' manager has to talk to them. >> we work very hard. >> you also party very hard. would you like me do give you an example of the things that concern me. you showed up drink at the macy's thanksgiving day parade. >> we're not going to set fire to a baby. >> oh, my god. >> is that the bar? setting fire to baby? >> that's about as low as you could go. >> my daughter is in los angeles, i want you to stake the heck away from my daughter. you don't have to you've got the loveliest girlfriend, don't you? you, not so much. >> so tell us about your queerly you guys have glasses of wine. i feel like we're enabling.
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>> they're the age, but the youngest one, nathan is recovering from surgery. throat surgery? >> i had a nodule on one of my vocal chords, quite serious for a singer. he's been out for a month already. i think it's going to be another two or three months. >> we were reading about a little feud between your group and the group one direction. is that a real feud? tell us. >> not physical violence. but over time the media, questions you about the opposite. so we've exchanged a few harsh words. i think it came to it. >> what were you picking off his face? was that just a love tap? just a love tap. >> giving me some support. >> he gives me -- >> you guys do really get along. you do have each other's backs, am i right? >> yeah. >> we do bicker sometimes but when it comes to like you know -- >> mainly just you, though. >> mainly steve causes the problems.
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>> were you guys friends in a band before you were discovered? or did scooter braun put a group together and say now you're a boy band? >> it was universal records that kind of found us and saw 5,000 people. >> so it was one of those things? >> yes, it was like one of those things. >> a casting call for a boy band. >> getting on was the easiest part. the struggles with the label for the last few years have been the most difficult part. really, we're friends. >> we wish you guys such great luck with your reality show. >> quit being so mean to nanna. >> "the wanted" premieres tonight at 10:00 p.m. on "e." og step! [ mom ] my little girl...she loves to help out on big jobs. good thing there's bounty select-a-size. it's the smaller powerful sheet
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the department's special operations unit will deploy 12 additional officers today and tomorrow for a total of 29 metro officers each day. then on sunday, 24 metro officers will be called back to duty. the s.w.a.t. team will have more officers and sent to known gang hot spots. we'll take a look at the forecast and mike will check the latest with b.a.r.t. after the break.
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we've got mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the 70s around the north bay and out towards the east bay with some north winds picking up at times. it's really warmed up our temperatures. 5 to 10 degrees warmer around fairfield and north winds will increase fire danger across some of our inland valleys. low 90s out towards fairfield. mid to upper 90s in the forecast for saturday, turning cooler into early next week. mike. >> b.a.r.t. still reporting major delays, 30 minutes or more in some places even though they are running both tracks under the bay. temporary fix 11:30 when they will shut down one of those tracks again, single track. back-up down the east shore freeway, still there after hit hard all morning. a lot more folks driving towards the city. 580, out of oakland, highway 13, a crash west of there, a big back-up, just starting to ease a bit, smoother drive off 84 and 880. peninsula, a crash 101 in hillsdale. moving out of lanes near the on ramp but that's a slowdown
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unusual for this north towards the san mateo bridge, marla. >> more of the day's top stories coming up in 30 minutes, including team coverage on the latest with b.a.r.t. we hope to see you then. we're back on this try-day friday, with today's style and fresh ideas on what to wear for awful those great weekend outings. >> lind sid albany has got you covered. >> last time she was here she was engaged, now she's married and apparently it's working out well. >> it really is. >> five looks for us. >> today i'm going to get you reinspired for what you would normally wear, for a summer excursion and events. >> let's pretend we, kathie lee and i are going to a barbeque. what should we wear? >> you would probably normally wear an easy throw-on dress. >> bring out britney. >> or jeans and a top. but we are going to get a little more adventurous. this is britney and she has on a little t.j. maxx ensemble.
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and i've experimented with bright color and print. she's wearing shorts from t.j. maxx, which we love because they're designer items for half the price and then what's so cool is we've added a print on the foot. and these are aerosoles and they feel like slippers, they use comfort technology. the way to add personality without wearing too much print. >> they're just adorable. >> little touches. >> thank you, britney. >> not your normal barbeque outfit. >> in this case, we're going to a sunday brunch, what would we wear? >> probably a dress. right? >> but not ashley. >> i don't know if you guys are seeing in fashion, a lot of printed pants, and sometimes they can get confused with pajama parties. but we've found a polished pair. derek lamb for kohl's. >> apple television lamb. >> that helps me remember.
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>> i love when high-end designer shares a love and designs for the masses. these pants are kohl's, $54. breathable, comfy even in humid weather. and the t-shirt looks so comfortable. >> when in doubt with the fitted pants, a nice-fitted t-shirt. >> the detail is cool on the t-shirt. >> i layered a tank under the top. because i felt it was a little risque. >> that's another little, if you have an open back like that just pick a tank in the same color and you never know. >> thank you, ashley. >> thank you, ashley. >> let's pretend kathie lee and i were going on a road trip. what should we wear? >> you probably would wear sweats. >> maybe something really comfy. >> what is barbara wearing? that wacky barbara. >> barbara is wearing a land's end ensemble. go for longer skirts that have a little blend of poly, liycra or
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spandex. and when the car is blasting air conditioning, you can cozy up. barbara has said when they go on road trips, that her husband blasts the ac, so this is the perfect outfit for her and it's layers you can take off the top and take off the scarves. >> scarves, all year-round. >> let's pretend that kathie lee and i were going to a bridal shower. what would kim wear? >> so, there is of course the great summer dress, we get it. but why not experiment with some men's wear. we're seeing so many blazers and button up blouses and shorts in fashion right now. this is from and you can actually buy this whole look online. the shorts are $49 and as you can see, we did a really bold print and then kept the jacket, white linen jacket, which is perfect. >> i love white linen, all summer long. very springy. >> you'll wear into your baby or bridal shower with someone that no one else is wearing.
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finally if you're going to bobbie thomas's wedding tonight, how about a summer wetting? what should we wear. >> if you're going to bobbie thomas's wedding, i would suggest that you go long. long is -- >> i thought you were talking about something flowing. because it's hot tonight and just bright and pretty. >> this look is from marshall's, a designer dress for $69.99, our destination spot for designer finds, what's great is like i said, going long is elegant. you can wear flats or a lower heel. for people who don't want to deal with the feet hurting and you can get it tailored for the height of your shoe. >> and all right. we've got the clothes, now we're going to help you nail down the entire look. >> from lip gloss to bronzer, the best beauty products on a budget. here to clean the toilet?
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they push up their sleeves and get to work and came up with some fantastic products. >> your staffers are coming in with trays. first up is christina and she's got the lip tray. >> she does. >>. >> the lip gloss winner is from drew barrymore's line called flower. it's not sticky. the chanel lipstick, best for full coverage. rich and gorgeous. and our sheer lipstick went to mabeline color. >> and next up is lacy with makeup. >> urban decay bronzer, a super flattering bronze color, not too shimmery. which is nice, it comes with this blush and highlighter so it's sort of a three in one buy,
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which is great. and this youth code won for our best bb cream. bb creams people are crazy about. >> what's a bb cream? >> it covers, gives you sun protection, it has usually some kind of ingredient that brightens, it's like a really sheer foundation. >> did you know what a bb cream was? >> no. >> and that's in the mascara? >> is cover girl plump crusher which lives up to its name. you can put it on and put it on and it doesn't clump. >> they always win for mascaras. tiffany is talking nails. >> so tiffany is wearing one of our winners from sally hansen, called jungle gem, a beautiful teal shade, gorgeous, elegant color. this, givenchy for best bright. i have that one on. >> it pops. >> bright, glossy color. >> and for best nude, we have
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o.p.i. in glints of glynda. a nice color, perfect for work. a little bit of shimmer to it, not boring. >> i like this, too. >> we don't have to move around. >> coming up last is britney, she's got the hair products. >> britney obviously has beautiful curly hair. she is using this redken product, a mix of a serum and a cream. usually if you've got curly hearo hair, you have to use a bunch of products, so this one works great. best is bamboo. all day photo shoot, used it on eight different hairstyles, never flaky or sticky. >> and the last one? >> the deep conditioning treatment from john frieda. all the judges agreed on this one. >> thank you all. come on out. you've done the hard work and dropped ten pounds by memorial day. >> no, i didn't. >> i didn't.
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time to drop ten pounds by memorial day. that's a little weird since memorial day soefr. but whether you've worked hard to lose ten pounds or two, it's not always easy to keep it off. >> here to help you is today nutritionist and dietician, madeline fernstrom. >> it's just as hard to keep it off. every time the scale doesn't go up, that's a good thing. stay connected and get a scale and keep track of your eating. whether it's your mental day-to-days, you're writing it down or a food app. >> it makes you realize how much you're putting in your mouth. >> that's right. and pay attention always to portions. and make it easy on yourself. small glasses, small plates and
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look for healthy things like fruits. size of a baseball, meal replacement. >> that's how big an apple will be. >> but apples won't kill you. they're good for you. >> but if you don't need the calories, three big apples, 300 calories. >> wow, madelyn, that's too much. >> let's try to eat a little less often. instead of grazing constantly, plan three meals but divide them up. let's say this is for dinner, 5:30, you want a snack, have a soup and your main dish and save this for a snack later. but don't think of it as eating ten mini meals, set three meals and go from there. you're always going to eat less. everybody needs a treat. once a day or once a week. it's different for everyone. there's no magical foods, a lot of health food imposters, pick what you like. it might be a glass of wine. frozen dessert. it might be candy, salty crunchy. it might be a soda. pick one thing that you like, pick something. >> in a week or in a day? >> in a day.
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i think it's good for every day. >> i think every day is good. because it's a little reward to yourself and sometimes a little reward with food can be a good thing. >> you know what adds up though, twizleers? >> then choose something else. >> no, madelyn, want the twizzlers! >> don't mess with her. >> don't mess with me. >> three or four times a day, stick with a protein thaw like, as long as it's lean, fish, tuna, milk, eggs, dairy. >> sardines on a thick cracker with mustard. >> i love that. >> munching into it. >> it's delicious and healthy. >> that is good. >> unusual. i'm not sure how many people will follow that advice. >> it's so delicious. for dinner sometimes. >> and smart carbs, not low carbs, fruits and vegetables are nature's original carbohydrates. starchy carbohydrates, downsize, skinny bread, a half a cup of rice. >> she said carbohydrates.
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>> carbohydrates. or things like quinoa that have protein and fiber, but don't fill you out. keep your hands busy without food. you can have these little sweeteners, low calorie. squirt it into water. if the water is boring. then you might like to have -- you might keep your hands busy, you can knit, make a scrapbook in your spare time. >> has it come to this? >> so you don't eat! >> don't eat everything you love. >> this is really going to -- you're going to be so happy. >> and exercise at the end. >> and make yourself a scarf to remind you of all the stuff you missed in your life. >> let's forget about the food and go for activity. >> you can do something cardio, you can do strength training and yoga. get one of these cushions and if you sit on them, you it maeks your posture better. >> and get your rest. >> if you have questions about keeping off the weight and
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making healthy choices, ask madelyn right now on our facebook page. and adorable hair styles. >>
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. little girls and their curls, they love their long locks, but the summer heat and humidity can create torturous tangles. >> here with styles that are trendy, cool is cozy friedman. author of "cozy's guide to girls' hair." >> you're going to show us four great looks. >> easy looks that you can do at
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home, more importantly. >> starting with jordan who has a rainbow going. >> jordan has hair chalk. the hottest thing. colored hair is so hot this year. >> does this wash out? >> this washes out. sometimes we see girls in the salon, they come in with highlights in their hair, highlighter. don't do that. with what we did is we got a box of styles at an art supply store. you can use regular chalk. >> you just wet it? >> are you kidding? >> if it works. >> and swish it on her hair. >> and then what? >> let me work on that. >> you work on that. >> okay. you just, i'll show you. >> you just literally come down the hair strand with it. and i like to go just in one way. >> curly. you just want to go down so it doesn't ruffle. depending on how bright you want it. the last thing you do is you curl it with a curling iron.
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>> the chalk doesn't damage it? >> no. it washes right 0-and the curling iron locks it in. >> let's go down to mckenzie. whose mommy and daddy work here. >> i love this nepotism, really. >> this style is great because it's super easy and it's great for young kids. babies. some people call it the pebbles. you can put one pony tail in and clip it. >> mckenzie, you look so cute. you rock. >> sara is here. this is a flip tail. so we have a basic pony. >> can the camera see it. we pull the pony down until its loose, you make a hole through the hair. and what you do is you pull your fingers through the hair so that you can actually just flip the pony tail. you can make it tighter or
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looser, put the clips in, so easy. and it looks more complicated than it is. >> down to our last bit of nepotism. >> it happens a lot in the summertime, it seems. >> so this is the bobby pin look and you can see that julianne hough went to the met gala. and had a major -- bobby pins. isabel's hair, it's all coming back. these are like the bobby pins that your grandmother used, you can use them, criss-cross them, use different colors. >> do you like it, sweetheart? >> adorable. >> all right. thank you very much. happy summer to everybody, okay? up next, a big week. actor singer ashanti is with us, tennis great, monica seles. >> and the barenaked ladies will
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sing to us and jodee mussina will be with us. >> see you at the d.a.r.t. event saturday night. [ male announcer ] a north atlantic lobster tail
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we begin with breaking news. b.a.r.t. experiencing major delays all morning long because of an accident in the trans bay tube, people heading east from san francisco and west from oakland. they are having a tough time getting across the bay today. with services fully back up and running now, crews are still working on a fix will it's been a rough morning. good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. jon kelley has the day off. we do have live team coverage on the major delays. mike inouye keeping an eye on traffic. bob redell talked to frustrated passengers. first live to kristi smith live at the b.a.r.t. station with why delays aren't over just


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