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that falcon cam out there. >> and then we get to name that? >> usually they let you do that. >> we do. have a great day. >> see you in 25 minutes. good morning. breaking news. a heavily armed man in custody accused of planning to carry out an imminent attack on churches in france. we're live with what investigators are saying about the arrest. from new mexico to new england, al's tracking the threat of severe weather stretching 2200 miles across the country today. i was embarrassed. ben affleck apologizing for pressuring pbs to omit his slave owning ancestor. now an investigation into what happened. >> and the time of their lives. time is running out for me to? >> become president with matt lauer.
>> behind the scenes at the "time" 100 gala to find out what stars are talking about. >> that's a really good question >> fear, excitement, joy, happ >> beautiful. right. >> stromboli. come on. >> ooh. peanut butter and banana sandwich. is that what bradley cooper sa >> today wednesday, april 22nd, 2015. >> announcer: with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. >> and we have a tough story just breaking out of paris. a major terror arrest. we're learning more. >> a man described as extremist apparently set to attack churches this past sunday before
he was taken into custody. nbc's kelly cobiella has the late good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. the man is a 24-year-old i.t. student and algerian national, his alleged targets two churches, sunday services. officials say he had a large stockpile of weapons and the attacks were imminent. the man reportedly staked out this church according to a french newspaper along with a second church in his neighborhood. the french interior minister they found handguns, bullet proof vests and detailed documents showing he planned to attack the churches on sunday. the man in custody is also suspected in the death of 32-year-old, a dancer and mother of a 5-year-old girl. the french woman was shot possibly during a botched carjacking terror experts say it fits the pattern of jihadists telling
followers to wage war at home. >> look, you are in france, you are in britain, in australia, do not come to syria. attack the homeland. attack our enemies within our cities >> reporter: france has been on high alert since january when islamist 34i8 i at that particular times aing taed the french magazine and a jewish store killing 17. the interior minister said this man talked about going to syria and police even checked up on him in 2014 and again at some point this year. police were able to stop this plot because the suspect allegedly called an ambulance sunday after mistakenly shooting himself in the leg. >> lucky about that. kelly, thanks very much. in the meantime, protests are growing larger in baltimore over the death of freddie gray who died after suffering a spinal injury while in police custody. now the u.s. justice department
is opening its own investigation. tom costello is at baltimore police headquarters again this morning. tom, what's the latest? >> reporter: as you know the department o investigation announced yesterday it comes as the baltimore police are conducting their own investigation, the trouble is many, many people here simply don't trust the police to investigate themselves. so, last night they again entered the streets, about 1,000 people marching from the exact spot the intersection where the arrest occurred down to the police station in west baltimore. it was a peaceful protest, a lot of families, parents holding children's hands telling me they don't want this thing to happen to their child. the question they have is how is it possible that freddie gray had his spinal cord nearly severed while in police custody? they want answers, accountability, last night the chief says he understands those concerns >> i think again they are sharing their thoughts, their concerns and i hear them and i understa and if i was a parent and that
was my child i lost i would be concerned and i want to know and our job is also to have balance and not to rush to a conclusion. >> reporter: the police commissioner my apology not the chief t commissioner and the chief both promising a transparent investigation, they should have it wrapped up the end of next week and hand the results over to the attorney t prosecuting attorney to determine whether charges will be filed. six officers now on paid leave, they include a lieutenant and a sergeant and three bicycle officers, some veterans, some rather new officers. the tension remains high. >> tom costello, thank you. sava to boston a day of emotional testimony expected at the penalty phase of the boston marathon bombing trial, this opened about gut wrenching accounts from survivors and families of the victims. we should warn you some troubling, even offensive im pete williams is in boston for us this morning.
good morning to you. >> reporter: prosecutors say the jury should impose the death sentence in part because the bombings were planned in advance to cause a maximum of death, pain and suffering, and they showed a picture of dzhokhar tsarnaev they say reveals a complete lack of remorse. prosecutors said dzhokhar tsarnaev's bombs killed three people on the streets who had time to feel pain but no time to say good-bye. he was determined they said to become america's worst nightmare. the jury was shown a photo of dzhokhar tsarnaev showing an offensive gesture taken in a holding cell at the court house as he awaited a court hearing three months after the bombing. a prosecutor said it showed he was unconcerned, unrepentant, uncaring and untouched by the grief and loss he caused. some jurors wept as victims told stories of suffering caused by the marathon bomb. some of the testimony from bill campbell, whose daughter crystal was one of three people killed
in the bombing. as his wife sobbed in the courtroom, he said he passed out in the hospital when he realized that the woman in surgery was not his daughter. crystal, the doctors told him, was dead. asked what he missed the most he said, i miss my hug every day. she never left the house without giving me a hug. defense lawyers haven't spoken they decided to give their opening statement next week when they begin presenting their case, arguing why dzhokhar tsarnaev should not be put to deat >> thank you. the sentencing phase of this case has a lot of similarity in the trial of zacarias moussaoui, the 9/11 co-conspirator who was tried for the death penalty but received a life in prison. good to see you. good morning. you have certainly been there before, you have an unsympathetic defendant, frankly, a heart wrenching crime, you have these terrible stories from victims and then this picture of the defendant that came out in court where
he's literally giving the middle finger to a security camera. what is the defense's argue snumt >> that certainly isn't helpful when he decided to make that ge you have to embrace everything that's happening as the lawyer and maintain your credibility. if the family story makes you cry, cry and be authentic and get ready to make your final argument to save his life. >> one of the most arguments in the moussaoui case he wanted to be a martyr. you argued he wants to die. that's his plan. don't give him what he wants. could a similar argument work in this c >> absolutely. all of the terrorists like this gentleman all want to die, that's what they really want to do. you can see just from the pictures of him bringing the bombs to the scene, and the way they reacted that everybody in the jury box is going to know he wants to die. so you have to figure out a subtle way to make that message. in moussaoui's case it wasn't >> his choice whether to testify, go before jurors and plead for his life.
if you are his lawyer would you suggest he do so? you think he could help himself? >> i don't think he could. if he testified and he acted like he wanted to live and he was tried to look repentant for what he did it would be -- everybody would see through it and undercut the defense that he wants to die which i think is his best chance that the jury won't give him what he wants. they haven't yet in a terrorism case in america. >> last thing dzhokhar tsarnaev is in supermax prison in colorado, expla in what that life is like because that's the alternative in this case for dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> we had a prison expert who testified, 23 hours a day in solitary confinement, it's a cell that doesn't even have natural light into it. as the judge told moussaoui he would never hear a bird sing again. he has one hour a day in a different solitary cell, it's just awful. >> we may hear more about it. governor to see you. thank you. thank you very much.
now a major shake-up in washington the wake of mounting pressure that the chief of the drug enforcement administration stepping down. over her handling of a sex scandal involving dea agents. nbc's kristen welker at the white house has more on this. >> reporter: good morning. mi michellee leonhart has bee the agency 35 years but resigning amid the cloud of controversy involving some of the very agents she led. she was a rising star in federal law enforcement, but now michele leonhart is stepping down after revelations at least ten dea agents had sex parties in colombia involving prostitutes some hired by drug cartels. >> this is all a national security issue when criminal cartels get that close to agents. >> the attorney general announced her resignation ones to, calling her a trail blazer for being the first woman named special agent in charge, and said she has devoted her life
and her professional career to the defense of our nation. this comes after an inspector general report last month which detailed those parties allegedly occurring between 2005 and 2008. >> law enforcement is not above the law and this sexual misconduct cannot be accepted. >> reporter: last week she was grilled by lawmakers who demanded to know why the agents were suspended. not fired. >> can you revoke their security cl >> i can't revoke their security >> what power do you have? >> what i can do is build on and improve mechanisms. >> reporter: all this as the secret service has been reeling from scandals one of them dating back to 2012 when more than a dozen agents were linked to prostitutes in colombia during an unrelated trip. >> what we're trying to do is get rid of that culture of complacency and that allowed these types of activities to ha
>> reporter: leonhart is expected to leave in midway. we tried to reach her. lawmakers say one of their biggest concerns is that sensitive information may have been compromised as a result of these sex parties. their investigation into the misconduct continues. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. a big story out of washington, this is a potential new showdown with iran. natalie is here with that. >> right. good were mooing. president obama has delivered a blunt warning to iran, amid reports that iranian ships may be on the way to provide arms to shiite rebels in yemen. jim miklaszewski has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: natalie, we're still at a standoff this morning off the coast of yemen. u.s. war ships and combat aircraft continue to track that iranian convoy which includes gun war ships and cargo ships believed carrying heavy weapons
intended for the iranian backed so far that convoy made no attempt to run a naval blockade there in the gulf of aiden. all of this created a dilemma for the white house and president obama. because after all, if iran is willing to violate a u.n. arms embargo in yemen how can they be trusted to hold up their end of a nuclear arms agreement that president obama is still trying to sell here at home? officials here at the pentagon and at the white house hope eventually this convoy turns around and heads back to iran. >> we'll be watching this story. jim miklaszewski, thanks so much. a tragic crash in sacramento. four people were killed when a car going the wrong way on a highway slammed into a pickup truck head on. police say the driver of the toyota traveled several miles in the wrong direction before cras a woman and three men in the truck were killed. the nfl one them closer to
returning to the los angeles area. the carson city council approved the proposed $1.7 billion stadium tuesday night. the vote puts the ball now in the hands of the nfl and the two teams that could possibly move there, the oakland raiders and san diego chargers. east proposal has been give at any green light in englewood. a cruise ship docked today after a harrowing time at sea. high winds kept the carnival spirit from docking until now. passengers took this incredible video as the cruise ship was battered with 60-mile-an-hour winds and 42-foot waves. makes you nauseous looking at another example of heroic bystanders. subway riders jump into action when a man in a motorized wheelchair drove off of a platform and fell on the tracks, the 54-year-old man landed face down.
bystanders quickly jumped down from the platform and lifted the man and his chair to safety. the man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> natalie, thank you so much. well, as we look at out west a big upper level low you can see the circulation around this. but other than interior showers a fairly foggy day right now in san francisco. the fog will burn off, you'll have the sunshine. temperatures will be in the mid-60s. the rest of the west looking pretty good, maybe hit or miss thunderstorms in denver, a high of 71, tucson sunshine, 85 degrees, 81 in vegas, showers in reno, look for the beautiful sunshine in san jose and 72 degrees, we are watching this risk of strong storms throughout much of texas on into louisiana, we'll be watching that all night long we are going to get to your
7:16. good wednesday morning, i'm christina loren. like al roker said we do have some fog in san francisco. temperatures right now widespread. we're on our way to the 70s, 72 for south bay. 77 degrees out in the tri-valley tri-valley. enough instability out there for us to potential see some misdemeanor thunderstorms getting into this evening. we're going to watch out for that for you thursday into friday temperatures stay steady. we will see that unsettled weather continue into the weekend. and that's your latest
weather. >> thanks so much. stephanie gosk covering the sfloo sfloo on a taping he pushed back hard against a group of doctors accusing him of promoting quack treatments and nbc has a clip of that. good morning to you. >> good morning. this controversy started last week when a group of ten physicians sent a letter objecting to his faculty position at the school. oz is answering critics and their allegations head on. >> i long believed that doctors should never fight their battles or each other in public. but now i believe i must. >> dr. oz now striking back at a group of doctors who question his ethics and abilities. >> these doctors are criticizing me for promoting treatment and cures in interest of personal financial gain. something i tell you every day on this program i never do. >> the response to air in full
thursday is aimed at a group of 10 doctors who sent a letter to columbia university where dr. oz is the vice chairman of the surgery department. those physicians claim dr. oz has exhibited an egregious lack of integrity promoting quack treatments and cures in the interest of personal financial gain. the group singles out opposition to gmo os. some treated them to make them more resistant. the letter alleges he possesses a baseless and relentless opposition to the genetic engineering of food crops. dr. oz addressed the topic repeatedly on his program. >> reality is my friend us are probably eating it today. should it be labeled, that's the question we have to answer this year. >> while supporters say gmo could help alleviate world hunger opponents question the safety behind the science. but the letter directly questions dr. oz's ethics and it's not the first time he's come under fire.
why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that? >> even called in front of a senate subcommittee last summer for claims about a diet sup emt made on his show. >> is it an intent to engage viewers i use flowery language, i use language that was passionate but ended up not being help if it. >> on this issue dr. oz is showing no signs of backing down. >> i vow to you right here right now we will not be silenced, we will not give in. >> the group of doctors that authored the letter are not affiliated with columbia university which has been misreported by a number of outlets. several have ties to the gmo industry anda and columbia university responded in a statement saying columbia is committed to the principle of academic freedom and up holding freedom of expression for statements they make in public discussion. >> people want to see the full statement from dr. oz i think it airs tomorrow. >> it does. thanks.
coming up apology from ben aflaek, what he is saying about asking the makers of aing due you wanttry to hide his family's slave owning past. >> and jacob's journey. a rare look inside the life of a child who is transgender, a story that will get people talking. >> plus, the cover of people's beautiful issue in 2004. 14 i should say. who will it be this year? we reveal the choice and share your guesses with our #orangeroom. my vote this most beautiful. this is "today" on nbc. bc. say hi. good morning,
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i am ready to be cured. are you ready? ask your hep c specialist if harvoni is right for you. good morning. it's 7:26. i'm sack brock. a developing story in the east bay. a police officers one of two people being treated for smokes inhalation after an apartment fire in martinez. that fire started just before 6:00 on pine street near highway 4. no word yesterday on the cause other xaktly why that officer had to be rescued. meantime four people are dead. this happened around 2:30 this morning on westbound highway 50. that crash is still causing huge backups there. the chp says three men died after that pickup truck slacked into a wrong-way driver. the woman of that car also died. and thieves hit a sour ♪
in francis, stealing an expensive cello from a car in a parking garage. crystal clear video. surveillance cameras captured the pair in action. the woman can be seen rummaging through a car while a man waits in a getaway car. a cello owner is a 16-year-old girl, and that instrument is pricey $8500. we'll see what happens there. a cloudy start to your day. let's check with christina loren. >> the time now 7:27. actually a better chance for thunderstorms as we get into this afternoon. we've had all week long 53 degrees, to kick off the new day in the tri-valley. same for you 53 and we're at 55 degrees here in the south bay. on auer way to comfortable temperatures later on. we'll end up in the 70s. as we head through the next couple days steady won't be quite as humid out there. for this weekend looking good. here's mike and your drive.
>> folks we're looking over to the tri-valley where we did have a late carl. those will likely clear from the roadway. tri-valley interchange, no problems at the dub ling interchange or the castro valley y. it's a bill towards the dumbarton bridge that's before you get to the dunbar toll plaza. typical build for the south bay as folks make their way across the bridges. back to you. >> of course mike christina, thank you very much. another local news update in 25 minutes. for now, back to "today" show.
morning april 22nd 2015. there's a pretty shot of our nation's capitol, washington monument traffic on the bridge. people making their way to work. it's nice to have you along. >> at least if you're stuck in traffic, you have the beautiful monuments to look at. easing your pain a bit. let's look at headlines this morning. a 24-year-old man is in custody in france accused of planning to carry out an alleged attack on church or churches. he was arrested sunday after officials say he accidentally shot himself. police followed the trail of blood to his car that was allegedly filled with loaded guns. the justice department is opening a civil rights investigation into the death of
a baltimore man who suffered a spinal cord injury while in police custody. for a fourth straight night people have taken to the street demanding answers. and it's day two at the sentencing phase of the boston marathon bombings trial. on tuesday prosecutors described dzhokhar tsarnaev as unrepentant >> we have been loving these stories. wait until you see what happened to one deserving mom at a bake sale and the special treats we have lined up for her this morning. let's begin this half hour with a story about ben affleck and an apology. he's admitting he asked producers of a pbs documentary that one of his distant relatives owned slaves. here's nbc's national correspondent miguel almaguer. >> we piece together the lost family histories.
>> reporter: the pbs show "finding your roots" traced ben affleck's family back generations. >> i'm sure that there's so much of people's history that gets lost over time. >> reporter: the segment featuring the actor/director aired back in october. but it's what didn't make the show that's now making headlines. >> so this is a big surprise. >> reporter: after the show discovered one of his distant relatives was a slave owner, affleck asked host and distinguished professor henry lewis gates to sensor his family history because he was embarrassed. affleck spoke out for the first time tuesday night posting on facebook. i lobbied him the same way i lobby directors, wrote affleck. adding i regret my initial thoughts that the issue of slavery not be in the story. what aired was whitewashed. no mention of affleck's family history. the admission only going public
after internal e-mails inside sony were hacked then widely reported on. gates writes sony's ceo. we've never had anyone try to censor or edit what we found. he's a megastar. what do we do? he said i would take it out if no one knows. but if it gets out you are editing based on this sensitivity, it gets tricky. pbs says it's conducting an internal review. >> you have impressive roots. >> you know i find this very powerful. >> reporter: the show is over but the controversy is not. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angele >> i think those telling e-mails are really a major part of the story. back and forth on this in terms of if it does -- if you cover it up if no one knows about it okay. but if it gets out, it's tricky.
>> story not just for ben affleck but also those who care about their credibility. i think getting it out now is probably the right move. >> let's get a check of the weather now from mr. roker. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by centrum silver multivitamin. the most amazing par >> we've got a gorgeous day out there today starting things off. however, it's going to turn a little on the wet side philadelphia, but showers will be pushing in. by afternoon they'll be out fairly quickly. this frontal system pushes through, brings in some rains, gusty winds. possible airport delays down into washington, d.c. and then things clear out. but we will see some lake-effect snow showers late tonight into tomorrow. from syracuse all the way to cleveland. and we talk about this. today we're looking at the slight risk of strong storms. but this enhanced risk it has
been very quiet. normally we would see 270 tornadoes for the month of may. april 227. but it's been quiet so far. year average for this date up to this point, 259. so far we've only had 118. so that's good news. almost half of what we normally would 7:35. good wednesday morning. i'm christina loren. this is pleasanton a cloudy start here though the low clouds will be clearing about noon then a new change in the pattern. absolute possibility looking good for these mountain thunderstorms, especially in the north bay. also goes for the high terrain down through the south bay. 64 degrees at lunchtime on the peninsula, rounding out the day at about 71. temperatures stay relatively steady, that means that unsettled pattern continues. >> and just to remind you it's
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have for us this morning. >> good morning to you. if i say the word transgender, what do you think of immediately? probably an adult. maybe a character from "orange is the new black." you probably don't think of a 4-year-old. but just listen to the journey of the lemay family. when the lemay family went to disney world last year they let their 4-year-old dress up as prince charming. >> he would be stopped everywhere. your son is so cute. and he just glowed. he was really happy in that moment. he was being perceived as he wanted to. >> reporter: and what he wanted was to be a little boy. jacob is transgender. do you know what transgender means? >> yeah. >> reporter: what does it mean? >> you're a girl and you want to be a boy. or you're a boy then you want to be a girl. >> reporter: like jacob, at birth they named jacob mia. >> ready to blow out the
candles? >> reporter: but by age 2, their middle child was saying i'm a boy. >> he was talking about hating his body. he said why did god make me this way. is god stupid? >> reporter: he rejected the matching dresses she dressed her three girls in. and it wasn't just the clothes. >> when people would give him things or speak to him, what a good girl you are, you could just see him flinch. you could see him withdraw. and that never wavered. >> reporter: when someone brought up the term transgender, they were frankly terrified worried about their child's future. >> i remember crying. i imagined her being in the playground and nobody playing with her. i imagined her going through high school not having dates. because that's what she was at the time to me. now it seems very odd on my tongue to say her. >> reporter: while driving home one day with the kids she nearly had a terrible car accident. >> i said to myself if this was
the moment where i lost her, what would i have wanted to have done? would i want to force her to be mia that one last day? and i think at that point my mind was made up. >> reporter: last june they showed jacob a video about another transgender little boy. what did you think when you saw that? >> i think being transgender wasn't so bad after all. >> reporter: after watching the video over and over again, they gave their 4-year-old a choice. >> i explained to him we can bring you to a new school and everyone will know you as a boy from the beginning. >> reporter: what did you say to your mom and dad? >> i want to be a boy. >> reporter: he was only 4 when you made the transition. some people will say that's really young. how can you be sure? how could he be sure? >> he'd already spent half of his life telling us that he was a boy. >> reporter: he hasn't had any medical procedures not on
hormones. >> no. >> reporter: way too soon for that. >> way too soon for that. >> the big place for gender is our brain, our heart, and our soul. identity. who we are. which isn't parts. >> reporter: pediatricians like this doctor who specialize in transgender kids are seeing more and more patients at a young age. how does a parent know it's not a phase? >> all kids experiment with gender roles. but gender nonconformity is different. it's persistent consistent, and insistent. >> reporter: what about people who think the parents should be in charge the kids shouldn't dictate. you've heard the is. >> yes, i hear it all the time. parents do need to be in charge. but when a kid is told i don't see you, i don't hear you, i don't love you just the way you are, that's a pretty powerful message. >> reporter: they say when they listen to their son, they realized there was no question
about their gender. >> you look handsome. are you ready for school? >> yeah. >> okay. >> ultimately jacob has made that choice in his mind in his heart. it's whether or not we accept it or not. >> that's right. i want him to know how proud i am of him, how brave i believe he is. and how no matter what i am in his corner. and i love him and i always because he's my son. >> i can only imagine how many pares are watching that. i have three kids. you've got one. that question you ask how do you know if it's a phase? do you embrace a phase like that or do you resist? how do you know? >> these are tough parenting calls. we asked the doctor about that. we asked many doctors about
that. you haertd the doctor say consistent persistent insistent. those are the hallmarks of someone who is really transgender. they're saying it over and over. they want to dress in all of the other gender's clothes. you heard some of the behaviors that jacob had. and his parents would tell you they were confused in the beginning. they thought maybe he was just a tomboy. but after awhile of him saying i'm a boy and my name is jacob, you know they had to talk to experts. and they did. they did a lot of homework. >> i think everybody who watches this is changed by it because you have to question what would you do what would i do what is the right thing to do. people are also curious. what does this mean. at 4 it means you change your name and wearing different clothes. what does it mean at 13 at 18? >> it changes as you get older. right now jacob doesn't have any medical interventions. still has the parts he was born with. but when you start approaching puberty, the questions get much more complicated.
do you want to block puberty from happening? you can do that. do you want to have surgery later in your teens or 20s? you can do is that. but those are questions they're glad they don't have to deal with for a little while. >> you'll have more on "nightly news." al there are experts answering questions about this on today.com. coming up what advice would you give to your younger self? it's one of the thought provoke questions we asked the stars and the very influential people at last night's "time" 100 gala. and up next tamron is in the orange room and will reve
all right. we're back now. 7:51. we've got a big reveal. who's gracing the cover of people's most beautiful issue. it's a hotly discussed topic every year. >> i think people will be happy about this one. i'm here with senior writer julie jordon and padma who is featured in the most beautiful woman issue. ladies good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> are we ready to reveal? >> i'm very curious. >> you don't know? >> i've heard some things. >> okay. and andsandra bullock. we can guess why sandra but it's
more than just what we see on the outside. >> it's more than that. she's stunning which we can see. she said every day she does not look like this. she's in car pools and doing play dates because her son is the love of her life. what's most beautiful to her is being a mom. >> i think that's what resonates with people as well. padma, you are in the issue makeup-free. why was it important for you to show that side of your bbeauty? >> it's funny. it made me feel vulnerable and i think it was an act of self-acceptance without the hair and makeup and lighting. so i think it was important to do because my real strength does come not from my beauty but my intellect. i think this was an important stage in my development. i was flattered to be asked. the last time i was in one of
these i was super pregnant as well. one of these days -- >> beautiful then and now. congratulations. great choice. and a lot of our people online actually gave their guess, some of of them came up with sandra bullock. >> thank you very much. coming up another emotional make your ...and the wolf was huffing and puffing... kind of like you sometimes, grandpa. well, when you have copd it can be hard to breathe. it can be hard to get air out, which can make it hard to get air in. so i talked to my doctor. she said.. doctor: symbicort could help you breathe better, starting within 5 minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. symbicort helps provide significant improvement of your lung function. symbicort is for copd, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbicort contains formoterol. medicines like formoterol increase the risk of death from asthma problems. symbicort may increase your risk of lung infections osteoporosis, and some eye problems. you should tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or
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good wednesday morning. i'm sam brock. a developing story in the east bay. a police officer, one of three people being treated for smoke inhalation after an apartment fire in san martinez. so far no word yet on what might have caused the blaze. another early morning fire elsewhere in contra costa county destroyed a house. that one happening in walnut creek at a house off ignacio valley road. this broke out around 4:00 a.m. firefighters do not believe anyone was inside the home at the time and nobody was injured. crews also managed to prevent those flames from spreading to other homes when you stepped outside today, did you feel the humidity? for more let's check in with christina loren. >> pleasanton right now showing
you mostly cloudy conditions. we do have an overcast sky, but the clouds will be clearing. by about lunchtime today, in between noon and 4:00 watch for those clouds to build over the local mountaintops. we do have a chance for thunderstorms. mid 60s rounding out the day in the 70s. we get through thursday and friday, and it will still be a bit on the humid side but not as great of a chance for thunderstorms throughout the rest of the week. here's mike and your drive over toward a new crashes at san pablo. we haven't seen a lot of buildup. we do see more slowing, and of course toward golden gate field san rafael from novato slows, as it bogs down right about now, slowing through walnut creek as well. overall no big drama here. we do have a little crash moving to the shoulder there. back to you.
♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up on make your today we surprise a hard working single mom with the thrill of a lifetime. >> i'm willie geist from the "today" show. >> oh, my god. how you doing? and the property brothers are in the house. as spring kicks into high gear, the hdtv stars will show you how to spruce up your backyard. today, wednesday, april 22nd, 2015. ♪ >> let me take a selfie with savannah.
>> we're here for my 30th birthday all the way from texas. >> st. louis in new york for a girls trip. >> waking up with "today." >> san clemente, california, loves "today." >> we're back now 8:00 on a wednesday morning. it's the 22nd day of april 2015. right now it's beautiful. >> beautiful. we don't even need coats. >> no. >> it's a little windy. >> yeah it's a little breezy. >> hello. >> here let me help you out. >> you're a real giver, al. we are gearing up for a great performance on our plaza as part of our best of broadway week. good man. we've got the cast of "chicago." i'm just trying to go on with the tease. >> i thought you were going to put it over her shoulders. >> that wouldn't help much. >> we have -- as i was trying to
say, the best of broadway week. the cast of "chicago" is going here this morning. and in the lead role, brandy. we'll see her this morning. it'll be great. >> outstanding. and guess what? romeo santos will be here on monday for a live concert on the plaza and we're expecting a huge crowd. it is all to kickoff our special viva "today" week. make your plans to be here. because the crowd will stretch for miles. >> it will. >> it should be good. all right. let's go inside. natalie standing by with a check of all the stories making headlines. natalie, back to you. >> good morning to you all once again. police in paris say they have foiled the plot to attack one or more churches. the man is described as a 24-year-old islamic extremist from algeria. he was arrested on sunday. police say the man was heavily armed and that they found documents in his home indicating an imminent attack. france heightened surveillance after islamic militants killed 17 people back in january. the justice department has
begun a civil rights investigation into the death of freddie gray, the man who suffered a fatal spinal cord injury while in custody of the police in baltimore. on tuesday hundreds of protesters gathered to remember him. one man said they will not rest until they get justice for gray. another demonstration is planned for today. today more testimony in the penalty phase for the convicted boston marathon bomber. on tuesday prosecutors said dzhokhar tsarnaev was determined to become america's worst nightmare and showed a photo of him making an obscene gesture in a holding cell three months after the bombing. the jury will ultimately decide whether he gets the death penalty or life in prison. geologists in oklahoma say recent small earthquakes in that state are very likely triggered by the underground disposal of waste water from oil and gas wells. a new report finds oklahoma is recording about two and a half earthquakes a day of a magnitude of 3 or more. a rate that is 70 times greater
than a decade ago. the quakes are occurring in an area where waste water disposal has increased significantly. one oklahoma lawmaker is calling for a moratorium on waste water disposal wells. and a happy ending for an atlanta family after their tiny puppy fell into a hole and became trapped in a pipe. a worried mother and daughter looked on as rescue crews pulled the puppy out of the hole. the 7-week-old puppy had been trapped in the pipe all night long. thankfully he is in good condition. she is so happy to see her birthday gift again. just so cute. it is 8:04 right now. let's get another check of the weather from al. hey, al. >> i never had this happen before. i walked over and all of a sudden a lady just dropped down because she's supposed to be at work. she just went down again. all right. we won't show you. it's okay. like she should be in the witness protection program. it's fantastic. let's show you what we've got
going on right now as you look at the satellite radar. had some snow move through chicago earlier. oklahoma city, heavy thunderstorms getting ready to roll through. this is not the main batch of thunderstorms we've been talking about. here's where we have the risk of strong storms. we have an enhanced risk later this afternoon on into tonight, the overnight hours. this is a multi-day event. tomorrow more of the same. we're looking at those strong storms. dallas, new orleans, corpus christi. then one more day into friday, we've got that risk again all the way up into kansas, oklahoma, back into mississippi and all along the gulf. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your 8:05. good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. we're tracking showers to the south of the bay area. we're expecting strong thunderstorms over our local mountains. we have a slight chance for thunderstorms. we'll be watching that for you.
as we head throughout the day you'll notice a mix of sun and clouds. more sunshine today than yesterday. temps mostly in the 70s getting into the weekend staying nice and steady. >> and that is your latest weather. >> thanks very much. coming up next on "trending," are you tired of feeling tired? we're going to talk about a 90 second trick that could help you feel more energized throughout the day. plus more of our make your today surprises. how a busy mom had her prayers answered. but that's not all. she's about to get even more surprises live. all right. and we all know this guy. this is actually director russell crowe. he is the director and star of a great new movie. it's an epic story, "the water diviner." we'll talk to him after this break. we're back right after these message. we'd save a bunch of money on our rate plan by switching to sprint. but we don't need to save money, do we mama? oh, no. no we do not baby. ... to the other lady in leopard print. like daddy always says 'money doesn't spend itself'. 1 million
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it is 8:11 on a wednesday morning. time to trend. file this under a better you. a very simple way, they say, will boost your energy, help you stay refreshed all day. all you have to do is take a shower. all right. it's more specific. 90 seconds in the shower. this is how it works. you ready? at the end of the shower crank the cold water for 30 seconds.
then switch to hot for another 30 seconds. and then for the final 30, back to cold. >> sounds like torture. >> studies show it will help you resist stress, prevent colds, and burn fat. now i'm going to take a shower. >> someone comes in to hit you with eucalyptus. >> i'm still recovering from that. if you're in california, don't do that. don't add 90 seconds to your shower. you're supposed to keep it shorter. keep that in mind. a lot of people say this is long overdue. the push to finally put a woman on the $20 bill is gaining steam. legislation to do just that now working its way through both houses of congress. and this comes as a campaign called women on 20s has gone viral. online voters narrowed down the list of potential faces to four. eleanor roosevelt, harriet tubman wilma mankiller, the first female cherokee chief, and
rosa parks. first of all, what do you think of this idea? >> i like it. >> yeah. >> first of all, it's hard to displace someone else sorry andrew jackson. however, we should have a woman. >> you're saying to have two versions? >> no, but at the time we weren't thinking as broadly regarding diversity. so you're not displacing, your including. that's a more positive word. >> on today.com we asked you which woman should be the face of the $20 bill. right now here's how it goes. eleanor roosevelt in the lead with nearly half of the vote. 49%. rosa parks, 29%. harriet tubman, 18%. >> don't forget susan b. anthony, she was on the coin. >> half dollar. >> we didn't even plan that and there it is. when you're with someone, dating someone, or it's your husband or wife you try to be supportive with the things they like or you go along even if you hate it. see if you can see what's
happening with lindsey vonn. last night seth meyer asked if she actually likes golf. so let's just say here's lindsey being supportive. >> do you like watching golf? is that something you did before? >> i love golf. >> very different. as an adrenaline junkie, it seems very different. >> i just -- i love golf. >> yeah. she doesn't love golf. >> she went along with it. >> golf does not have the same adrenaline rush as a super g race. that's how we are with you, matt. tell us your golf score. >> i don't tell golf stories. no, no not at all. but i like that she's supportive, that's good. >> and that's "what's trending" today. "time" magazine rolled out the red carpet last night for its new list of the 100 most influential people in the world. we were there to talk to the evening's special guests and we asked each of them the same four questions.
>> reporter: 100 individual stories of accomplishment and inspiration. together they shape our culture. the world leaders and investors to artists and athletes. from shattering stereotypes to influencing policy. this is "time" magazine's most 100 influential people in the world. bradley, what advice would you have given your younger self? >> i would say don't be afraid to be yourself. >> i wish i had more confidence growing up. >> reporter: were you insecure as a kid? >> not really insecure but shy. >> reporter: what advice would you have given your younger self? >> me? you're being honored, you go first. >> really i should be my best friend. >> i don't listen to add vice. i have to figure it all out through living it. >> relax. it's going to work out. >> how about you? >> probably not being taken so seriously.
>> what an uptight couple. >> adore everything. the bad with the good. i'm still learning that one. >> you're plenty thin. >> stop worrying about your body, child. >> what advice would you have given your younger self? >> just calm down it's going to be okay. >> you are anointed, beautiful, and your dreams will come true. just continue to believe and work hard. >> describe falling in love for the first time. >> it's something about not being able to breathe but that being okay. >> the only time i remember not being hungry. >> you think you know so much about love when you're really young. and then you look back later and probably realize that it's not what you thought it was. >> i didn't think i deserved love and i was not able to receive it when it happened. and it was the scariest thing in the world. >> describe falling in love for the first time. >> oh, it took my breath away. >> for the first time before you know it's hell? >> magic carpet ride on a snow covered field.
>> i felt sick to my stomach. i went oh is this what it is? or maybe i had the flu. >> it's like standing on top of a very tall building. and you feel a little nauseous and a little dizzy, but basically really exhilaration. >> time is running out for me to -- >> become a professional athlete. >> yes, it is. what would the sport be? >> basketball. >> enjoy my daughters' youth. >> wow. >> oh, that's going to make me cry. okay. >> my fiance and i would love to have a child. at least one. maybe more. >> time is always running out, i feel like. there's never enough time to spend with your family and the people that you love. >> for me to be present for my wife and my kids -- >> you make me look like a horrible person. >> let's do it again. take two. >> for me to be a better mother. >> time is running out -- >> hold on, mr. cooper wants a second one. all right. time is running out for me to --
>> become friends with matt lauer. >> time is running out for me to have kids. i'm 33, but i can feel my last egg about to drop. >> my favorite school lunch when i was a kid was? >> the powdered chocolate you put it in the milk and shook it up. that was my favorite lunch. >> mashed potatoes and whatever it was they put on top of it. >> i always loved my best friend's allison's lunch because she always got lots of cheetos and oreos and i was stuck with really healthy food so i always begged her for some of her lunch. >> stromboli, come on. absolutely. i remember it, yeah. >> corn dogs. easily. >> i was a very fussy eater as a child. i was very very picky. i would have the same thing every day. plain pasta. >> really? >> oh, yeah. it was like every once a month they would make stromboli. >> peanut butter and fluffer nutter. >> as a kid my favorite school lunch was? >> peanut butter and jelly. >> peanut butter and jelly. >> probably pb & j.
>> favorite school lunch as a kid was? >> ooh! peanut butter and banana sandwich with a little honey. >> okay. the crowd here? favorite school lunch? >> tater tots and chicken fried steak. that's what they gave us in texas. >> tacos. taco tuesday. >> i just liked when my mom made sandwiches and cut it into shapes. >> grilled cheese. >> tater tots and anything. who's ready for our next make your today surprise? yes! today's remarkable story is brought to us by crank it forward. they have a habit, a good habit of surprising really deserving people. and willie has the story this morning. willie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is another good one.
b. monica simms is a single mother living in new orleans. monica is an aspiring pastry chef somehow finding time to take classes at night while taking care of her kids and their unique needs. she was nominated by a friend at the church where she is a beloved member. we came up with the idea of a church bake sale that would raise the $500 monica needs for katelyn's new school tuition. but that was just the beginning. >> we're going to get a microphone on you real quick. >> reporter: with help from wdsu's reporting kelsey davis, monica thinks she's doing an interview about her bake sale. >> what is the point of your bake sale exactly? >> i'm a single mom so my pastor thought it would be great to do a bake sale to help the funds. >> reporter: here comes decoy number one with $1. >> you want brownies? okay, which one? >> next decoy number two with $5. and then our final decoy. >> and what are you having? >> i want everything. >> oh, you do? one of each. >> no.
everything. not one of everything. i have $494. >> reporter: monica has the money she needs for her daughter's schooling. monica was shocked as we brought out a flash mob. >> don't make me cry please. ♪ >> reporter: then we surprised her with a marching band. ♪ >> monica, i'm willie geist from the "today" show in new york city. >> willie. how are you doing? >> is this how you do bake sales in new orleans? marching bands? >> they kicked it all the way up. and i had no idea. so i'm surprised. i'm totally shocked. >> let's bring in your friend andrew and pastor. >> i'm going to kill y'all. >> they wrote us a letter at the "today" show and said you were the most selfless, generous person they know. and you deserve to get a little something back. isn't that right? >> that's right.
miss monica, you are such an inspiration. >> don't make me cry. don't. i got my lashes on, stop. >> we just want to give something back. >> well, you have been a model of strength in light of all you've gone through. you are more than deserving of all that you got coming your way. so i'm proud of you. >> thanks. >> now, monica, there's a problem. i came all the way from new york city to taste one of your world famous cupcakes. but moneybags over here bought them all. there's none left. so we need you to whip up a new batch. it's your dream to become a pastry chef. you want to start your own food truck. so we want to get you started in that direction. our friends from william sonoma, come in here, guys. they wanted to help you get professional quality -- >> are you joking me right now? >> no. this is all real. >> oh i need that mixer so bad.
oh my gosh! yes. >> do you think you can get started? >> yes. >> okay. because i'm getting hungry. there's one other thing i have to ask you. what are you doing next week? we need you to come up to new york city and be on the "today" show. >> are you serious? >> and be on the "today" show. we have some folks we really want to thank for pulling off monica's surprise. our affiliate wdsu reporter the dancers from flash mob america, the senior high marching band and william sonoma. i have openly declared my love for miss monica. my wife is aware of it. >> after i've met monica, i agree. you have wonderful. tell me about the moment willie walking in and all the stuff from william sonoma. >> normally i'm never speechless. i always have something to say. but i was blown away.
the love, oh, my god, was amazing. >> it's so special. and it's so cool they got you all that equipment because i know you're studying to be a pastry chef. >> i'm in school right now, yes. i missed class yesterday as a matter of fact, to be here. >> we'll write you a note. >> i e-mailed all the instructors and told them that i would be here. >> i know you want to finish, but tuition is expensive. okay. i want to invite a friend of ours and soon to be friend of yours onto our set. we have brett hartman from arrow head mills. hi brett. and he comes with him -- >> are you serious? >> a check that we are hoping will cover your tuition to finish pastry school. >> yes, it will. i have another year of school left. oh, my god. >> why was it important for you guys to help out monica? >> well, arrow head mills has been inspiring organic bakers for over 50 years. when we heard your story, we were so inspired by it that we want to do our part to bake it forward. on behalf of arrowhead mills, i want to say that we are so proud to present you with this check today. >> thank you so much.
can i get a hug? >> monica, we're so happy for you. is there a pastry chef you love? >> of course buddy, the cake boss. my favorite. >> oh i love him! can you come with me? >> of course. >> okay. i think we have buddy here. buddy? >> hello, monica. >> oh, my god. oh, my lord. >> pleasure to meet you. >> pleasure to meet you. >> come on over, both of you. >> your story was so inspiring to me. god bless you. >> god bless you. >> i heard that i inspired you to want to go to culinary school. >> yes. >> well, i mean, is this the best now? you've got all the equipment. >> it's the best. >> you've got tuition paid. and i'm also going to send you a set of all the cake boss tools so you have all the stuff -- >> are you serious? oh, my lord. >> and do you have time to show a technique for monica? >> let me show you a little something here. >> okay. >> so i'm just going to give
you -- >> i know. i watch you do it. it's amazing. uh-oh. good wednesday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. police in santa rosa believe the same man may be behind three separate attacks on a popular trail there. the most recent one happened monday afternoon. that case involving a woman walking by herself in the fountain grove area. she says the man ended up on top of her and groped her. when she screamed he finally took off. here is a sketch of the man police are looking for. the victim described her attacker as a person with characteristics consistent with downs syndrome. it's the third case fitting the same description in the same area over the past nine months. if you are getting ready to step outside. find out how your commute is looking. mike inouye joining us now. we're looking, sam, to the
south bay. around the santa teresa off ramp reports of a wheel and a tire in the roadway. that's why we're seeing the slowing. recovery continues there and the push up toward cupertino we talked about a half an hour ago. the south bay. silicon valley proper showing a good volume of traffic. westbound 92 not so bad. slowing on both sides of the bay. east bay and the bay bridge. have a nice smooth drive. getting your day moving. we'll see you again in 25 minutes with another local news update.
♪ and sophie tucker will show i know ♪ >> 8:30 now on april 22nd 2015. that is the cast of "chicago." one of the most enduring and popular broadway shows of all time. you notice a new face joining the cast. that's brandy. she's going to treat us to a performance coming up. >> she's very very excited about that. also ahead, we've got an oscar winner in the studio. russell crowe. he's doing something new for his new movie. we'll talk to him about that ahead. >> plus the property brothers are practically taking over the "today" show. they're doing dance moves too. they are here actually for earth day for the rest of the morning. and in this half hour they are starting with some help for your back yard. hence the reason we're on our green. >> exactly. >> our fake green. by the way in recognition of earth day, msnbc is going to air
a documentary "just eat it." they explore the amount of food wasted every day in this country. instead they lived on food that would have otherwise been tossed out. >> in our household we're wasting somewhere between 15 and 25% of the food we're buying. that's expensive. i mean imagine walking out of a grocery store with four bags of groceries, dropping one in the parking lot and not bothering to pick it up. that's essentially what we're doing in our home today. >> chef tom colicchio is a "today" correspondent. >> happy earth day. >> i'm glad you're drawing attention to this issue. we know we waste so much food in this country. what is there to do about it? >> 40% of everything we produce in this country goes in the garbage. either on the farm or in our homes or the supermarket. what we can do about it is draw attention to it and find
solutions. i know at home i'm doing something called fridge friday. every friday i clean out the fridge make a soup a pasta. we go to the supermarket and we can buy. we're impulse shoppers. and we don't have a plan for it. so we have to start maybe going shopping more frequently but really having a plan for what we're doing. >> $165 billion a year in wasted food. you think about what that food could do what it could accomplish. right. and during that time we have millions of americans that struggle to feed themselves. >> makes no sense. >> great to have you here. "just eat it" airs 10:00 eastern time on msnbc. >> and how to make sure you're not wasting food share your photos and stories with us. use #no food waste. go right now and share them. all right. al a check of the weather? >> let's see what we've got for you today. risk of strong storms with an enhanced risk in northern texas on into southern oklahoma. wet weather in the plains. also on up into the northeast new england later today.
showers and thunderstorms will continue down along the gulf. strong storms texas into louisiana. rain moves into the pacific northwest but sunny through southern california. sunshine returning to the plain 8:34. good wednesday morning to you. i'm immeteorologist christina loren. temperatures will be comfortable today although it will be a little humid. 71 on the peninsula. 67 on the east shore. same for san francisco and around 74 degrees for today out in wine country. we could see some thunderstorms out there later on today. best chance north bay and south bay mountains. more sunshine coming your way tomorrow and the unsettled pattern sticks with us through the weekend. >> and that is your latest weather. get your weather any time you need it on weather channel on cable on weather.com online. now to "the voice" on "today." just eight singers left standing. carson shows us how it all went .
>> reporter: it was all fun and games backstage at "the voice" monday night. but on stage the competition between the top ten artists was fierce. >> it's like "the hunger games." you become friends and then throw you out there in the ring and last one standing wins. ♪ it must be love ♪ >> we gave it our all. >> reporter: after the votes were counted, three singers found out their all wasn't quite good enough and they were forced to sing for the instant save. >> now three artists will perform for you to show why they deserve to move on. >> results shows are crazy. >> america instantly saved joshua davis! >> reporter: bad news for team adam's deanna johnson and team christina's ross taylor. >> not over. >> reporter: eight will become six next week. for "today," carson daly, nbc
news, los angele >> and you can catch it all live monday and tuesday 8:00 eastern/7:00 central right here on nbc. russell crowe is one of the biggest names in hollywood winnin an oscar for his role in "gladiator" and now he's making his directorial debut and starring in "the water diviner." a father travels to turkey in search of his three missing sons. good morning. >> good morning. >> is there a special surprise for when you go around the world? now you're the director. you're like this is my baby. >> yeah. there's certainly a level of intimacy that i haven't felt a just an actor. >> i would have to say, this is your feature film debut as a director. you did not cut yourself any slack. you really took on a huge epic sweeping beautiful love story, war story.
you have battle scenes. you have epic scenes that are gorgeous of your home country of australia. did you ever think, okay have i bitten off more than i can chew here? >> it's one of those funny things. i was staring at it and thinking of all the complications. the fact it was an independent australian film. the language complications in between english and turkish. the fact we're shooting in different countries with war scenes storms. you know, i was just staring at the idea thinking this is impossible. and the next thought was when do we start? >> is that your nature? that's a big challenge, let's do that. >> little bit. i've had opportunities to direct in the past but there hasn't been that thing that virs ralscerally grabbed me. >> now do you have the bug? would you want to do it again? >> it's substantially more interesting being a director than an actor. it's the color, is the texture,
where music and silence is and all of those things. it's the deepest, satisfying thing i've ever done. >> how is it dealing with a late late -- the actor in this movie, russell crowe? >> i think he'll get by. >> i heard you gave tough love to the three gentlemen who play your sons in the movie and you put them through what is described as a boot camp on your farm in australia. why? >> not just the three boys who played the sons but a dozen of the actors. preparation is always the key when you're working on film. and, you know you've got a defined schedule and assets. i chose to use some of what i had to make sure they were going to be in the right pocket. what i'm doing is showing them how i do it. so this is the physical aspect emotional aspect. and it drives
>> juices and stuff or what? >> the whole thing. so their whole day is completely focused on this subject matter and their character. so you might take them on a 50 kilometer bike ride and then work with weapons of the time. and then three bullseyes before you have dinner. and at nighttime bring in university lecturers to talk about the history. if you do that you fill them full of stuff. all you ask them to do is to be consistent leading into the day when they're on the set. what you get from the actors then is complete preparation and a depth behind their eyes that goes back a mile. i'm trying to take boys from 2015 back a hundred years. >> they really internalized the role at that point. can i ask something off topic? >> yes. >> did michael jackson really call and prank you in hotel
rooms? i read that and thought it was bizarre. >> if you know michael, that's a real thing. it's something he liked to do. i never met him and shook his hand or anything. he would call me every now and then and put on funny voices. as soon as you'd get worried, he's go don't worry it's only michael. >> i tell you. that was quite the story. when i read it i had to ask you. congratulations on the movie. it's really an accomplishment and i'm sure we'll see more directing from you in the future. thank you. and by the way, russell is coming back with kathie lee and hoda a bit later on. buckle down for that one. "water diviner" opens on friday. coming up next what are they up to this time? the property brothers are sharing creative ideas for your
it is earth day and hdtv's property brothers want to help you get a little greener. drew and jonathan scott are here with some great back yard upcycling ideas. guys with b good morning. >> good morning. >> upcycling is what? >> it's about taking items that are going to be tossed away and finding a new purpose for them. we do it all the time in design and our shows. but earth day is a perfect example. in the yard if you're looking for things to do don't buy an expensive set to do something. this is a prime example of what we've got here. this is made out of an old tire someone was going to discharge. >> go to a tire store or find this sitting somewhere. >> or steal it off someone's truck. >> no don't do that. >> but i used to work at a tire store, they'd just throw them away. >> you can get them clean them up. paint them with an exterior paint. and they make a good tub. >> and also they don't want this gigantic sandbox. this is portable.
throw some sand in here. obviously with this tire you need tiny children to fit in it. >> they can sit on the edge. >> exactly. and you actually just -- this is a pool noodle. >> it's not a litter box. >> but you use a pool noodle along the edge because it can be rough here. once it's cleaned up paint it up. the kids get involved in creating this. >> and if you live in a party of the country where it rains a lot, make a lid for it and cover it up. >> exactly. >> this is just plywood but you can treat it. >> this is a few hour project and it costs you just the price of the sand probably. all right. let's move on. this is one i hadn't thought of. this is a picnic table made out of old skateboards. >> everyone has four to six skateboards lying around the house. or if you're like my dad, he would hate when the kids would
skateboard on his lawn. steal those. >> you're talking about stealing twice so far. >> we're terrible people. if you go to craigslist or something like that you can find old ones. >> how much would you pay for that? >> if they're old and used people can give them away. you'll be amazed what you can get online for free. >> did you buy or build this frame? >> built that. that's something that will take maybe half an hour to an hour. the skateboards, everyone knows them for having cool designs. you can blend the different patterns and colors. we have a new contractor on our hands here. can i replace jonathan with you on the show? >> and this is about trying to find interesting ways. kids love the designs on a skateboard. this is meant for kids maybe under 5 years old. skateboards are meant for a lot of weight. that's a reason this is a cool idea. it can even take my weight. i'm not going to make you sit
here you might rip your pants. >> thank you very much. now we're going to recycle and upcycle an old shipping palette. >> yes. this another idea. you put it underneath. you get some potting soil to put in here so you can have vegetables. all you do is wrap the entire bottom with the landscape material. get it in place. nail it down. then you can actually clad the exterior of the box. nail it on. it's actually gorgeous. and you can put vegetables whatever you want. >> and this is something small for a patio. or you can cut it down and have wheels on the bottom if you want to move it around. >> that will hold the soil in place. >> exactly. >> you guys should do this for a living. you're good at this. all right, guys. thank you very much. if you want more from the property brothers they're here
all morning long. in our next hour outdoor games with kathie lee and hoda. then find all their ideas on today.com. up next a performance from brandy and cast of "chicago" on ♪ we came in station wagons, campers, on planes to see what walt had built. ♪ forever young ♪ and what we found was a place that was always growing, but never grew old. ♪ forever young ♪ and now comes a celebration 60 years in the making. the disneyland diamond celebration. ♪ may you stay ♪ with dazzling, new experiences for the young ♪ may you stay ♪ and the young at heart. ♪ forever young ♪ come remember that feeling. ♪ forever young ♪ come feel forever young.
>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought >> and we're back with more of our best of broadway this week. and this morning we're jazzing things up with brandy norwood and the cast of "chicago." >> that's right. tomorrow tyne daly and david hyde pierce will be here with a performance from "it shoulda been you." and then friday "something rotten." >> but now the smash hit "chicago" the longest running
musical on the great white way. her case explodes into a media sensation. and starting next week speaking of sensations brandy norwood takes on the iconic role of roxie hart. good morning. how are you? >> i'm good. >> are you excited? nervous? good? >> i'm all of it. i'm excited. i'm nervous. the child has awakened in me. this has been a great experience. i'm so thankful for it. i cannot wait until april 28th. this is going to be awesome. >> we've got all kinds of bob fossee moves in this show. how long did it take for you to master those? >> i don't know if i mastered it yet, but i'm working on it. but i love the moves and i love the team. they've really been helping me a lot. >> you have so many fans and if they want to see you, it's a limited engagement. they've got to get cracking. >> get cracking. april 28th through june 21st. >> ladies and gentlemen, brandy
and the cast of "chicago." take it away. ♪ the name on everybody's lips is going to be ♪ ♪ roxie ♪ ♪ the lady raking in the chips is going to be ♪ ♪ roxie ♪ ♪ i'm going to be a celebrity that means somebody everyone knows ♪ ♪ they're going to recognize my eyes ♪ ♪ my hair my teeth my boobs my nose ♪ ♪ from just some dumb mechanic's wife i'm going to be ♪ ♪ r ♪ ♪ who says that murder's not an art ♪ ♪ and who in case she doesn't hang ♪ ♪ can say she started with a
bang ♪ ♪ roxie ♪ ♪ roxie hart ♪ ♪ ♪ they're going to wait outside in line to get to see ♪ ♪ roxie ♪ ♪ >> think of those autographs i'll sign good luck to ya ♪ ♪ roxie ♪ ♪ and i'll appear in the lavalier that goes all the way down to my waist ♪ ♪ here a ring there a ring everywhere a ring aling ♪ ♪ but always in the best of taste ♪ ♪ she's giving up her humdrum life ♪ ♪ i'm going to be ♪ ♪ rox ♪ ♪ and sophie tucker will flip i know ♪ ♪ to see her name get billed
below roxie ♪ ♪ roxie hart ♪ ♪ >> those are my boys. >> brandy and the cast of "chicago." well done. her broadway debut is next week. her "today" show debut right here. love it. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> i think we know she's got the moves. >> bob fossee would be proud, brandy. and tomorrow more of our best of broadway week. but right now this is "today" on
what are people going to be saying? >> roxie. >> by the way, brandy genuine excitement and enthusiasm for doing this. she's adorable. >> what do you have coming up? >> we have the property brothers again taking over our show. we can't wait for that. >> what else do we have? >> talk about "time" 100. had some fun last night. but mostly we're just going to play around with the property
brothers. >> good luck with that. >>. >> do you know who's who? >> drew is dapper. he wears the fancy clothes. >> and jonathan's tank": good morning, everyone. it's 8:55. i'm scott mcgrew. . authorities in the south bay looking for a missing student from cupertino. this is connor sullivan. he did show up to his monta vista high school monday but he hasn't been seen since. sullivan is on the school's track team missed practice after school that day. family members say he likes to run in the fremont open space preserve. everybody looking for him.
this morning on "today's take," rose byrne is with us. she's quickly becoming one of hollywood's leading ladies. and kim and caankanye pranked on the red carpet. and the property brothers are back with diy fun. all that and more now. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker natalie morales willie geist, and tamron hall. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it is a wednesday morning. it's april 22nd 2015. and it's earth day. >> yes it is. >> happy earth day. i'm willie along with al, natalie, and tamron.
you dragging at all this morning or no? >> yes. >> just a little bit. >> yes. >> we were at the "time" 100 gala. we were not among the 100 most influential but we were there to talk to them. and as morning show people we tend to slip out when we can, but kanye was playing at the end of the night. so you had to stay all night. >> and by the end we mean a really long night. >> what time? >> i got home after midnight. i'm sure you can relate to this. you've been to a dinner party or family gathering and you have to devise a plan on how you're going to escape. willie said listen, we're going to stay. we've been here this long, we've got to see kanye so we can see what the hype is about. at one point i'm sitting at the table ready to go and there's kanye walking by. he gave willie a high five. we're sitting at the table and i look over and willie's missing. i thought willie left me. >> look he got tired. >> he was on his back.
>> he did a song on his back. and willie had already positioned himself for the concert. but it was amazing to see an eclectic group of people celebrated for their work and art, humanity, just across the board. it was powerful. >> seeing heads of state at one table sitting with movie stars and musicians. it's a cool event. >> kanye amy schumer, and then you have -- >> amy schumer who is obviously hilarious, she saw that kim and kanye were walking the red carpet so she faked a fall with them to create a moment. >> just kept moving. >> didn't even smile. >> no. >> we give him a lot of grief as he does deserve let's be honest. but if someone just collapses at your feet. and we were just in front of her. i'm not sure how we missed it. >> kim at least is giving a nod.
>> she steals a moment every time. >> maybe he's upset because he knew he was going to be on his back and she stole his thunder. >> his performance was crazy. it was so good. it was a good night. >> yeah. we saw laverne cox. a lot of people talking with her about issues and events coming up with bruce jenner. and that's us with laverne. and we had a great -- george lucas. trying to get the skinny on anything and everything "star wars" even though it's j.j. now. but it was a good night. >> i made fish for dinner last night. >> what kind? >> a little pan sered red snapper. >> and there was soccer practice last night. i got home at 7:30. >> if you two had invited us, let me tell you, i would have said "time" 100 or soccer. i would have gone. >> you have potential. you have potential. you have potential. >> do i need to go to your
instagram miss natalie. there's a lot of pictures of you in gowns. >> there's a lot at soccer too. >> on all kinds of oscar red carpets and golden globes. >> we aspire to be you, al. that's all. >> we want to be the baller. >> that's us trying to get to you. beautiful people, most beautiful people specifically. "people" magazine has come out with its most beautiful cover and here she is. sandra bullock. >> who's going to argue with that? >> not a soul. i hope not. she's the perfect choice. a mother who has just, i think, shown what beauty is inside and out by being authentic and genuine. >> everybody loves her. good choice. and everybody else also loves jennifer aniston kerry washington, mindi kalig. willie geist's girlfriend. >> no, no.
stop it. >> what did the say about you? >> i think she's great. >> most beautiful couples the beckhams. and our favorite couple around here. john legend and chrissy teigen. i love they did couples. and most beautiful without makeup. padma padma padma lakshim who was on this show. we had all of the golden globe nominees -- almost all of them anyway before they were nominated. now we have the most beautiful look. we have the magic touch. "today's take." magic touch. >> we've got a great story. i just love this idea. there's a fantastic children's hospital in florida. they've started this program called tutu tuesdays. the doctors and nurses are starting to wear tutus every tuesday to cheer up young
patients. so this all started when an operating room assistant decided to wear a tutu over his scrubs for a child who was nervous, a little scared while heading into surgery. and quickly, of course, cheered the child up and put him as ease. but now the staff and all the departments including nutmeg their therapy dog there is wearing the tutu. you see by the bright smiles on the kids' faces and the staff too. i mean, that puts a smile on the staff's face too. that's great. i think more hospitals should think about something like that. >> well, a lot of them have great programs. the children's hospital in chicago they make it a point of making that environment as warm and as comfortable as possible. down to like the most awesome video games they provide for families. >> well, our favorite brothers, twin brothers, are here. the property brothers joining us this morning. they're showing us how to use items around the house so you can create family sized games
for your back yard. again, it's earth day. >> oh. okay. >> brittany, left hand yellow. >> brittany. >> what's happening? >> that's good. the good news is they originally wanted us to do this. this is much more entertaining. >> is that paint at all wet? we were told the paint wasn't quite dry. >> look at her hands. >> let's see your hands, britt. >> make sure it's dry before you play. >> that's a tip. wait for the paint to dry. one of our lovely producers said really it's just a little damp. and i said well of course what about our clothes. they said no it's not a problem. >> poor brittany. >> brittany, are you having fun? >> get up.
>> this has worked out great. that's fantastic. hey. if you want as we like to say on the weather channel, it's amazing out there. here is an amazing picture. it's a quadruple rainbow. >> is that real? >> it's not an optical illusion. amanda curtis posted this to twitter. twitter goes nuts. this was yesterday morning. >> so what do we need to have in the atmosphere for all that? >> the sun has to be behind you to see it. basically it's the particles, it's the rain droplets and the sunlight, the white light refracting through the -- >> to make a prism. >> but for four to appear? >> it's a certain angle she was standing at. >> >> that's stunning. >> remember the guy with the double rainbow? imagine his reaction to that? >> what are you going to do? >> all right, mr. roker.
what do we have going on today? >> well, we have a lot going on. we don't have any rainbows, we just have a lot going on. i'm walking here. i'm walking here. jeez. anyway. it's so good to have you back from vacation bob. anyway, we've got some severe weather coming. we've got that upper level low energy from that. got the jet stream and a lot of low level moisture coming up out of the gulf. you add that all together, for today and tonight into the overnight hours, we've got upwards of 31 million people under an enhanced risk or severe risk, slight risk of strong storms, tornadoes possible. that's today. we go into tomorrow, it spreads a little further east into louisiana. san angelo, dallas, shreveport, houston. then friday we still have a risk and another enhanced risk up in wichita wichita. we've also got little rock, dallas, san antonio all the way
to new orleans. we'll be watching this. the worst part is going to be late tonight into tomorrow morning. we've got to keep an eye that's what's going on a 9:10. good wednesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is pacifica. we have a little bit of cloud cover lingering. definitely seeing the low clouds spread out over the bay area. temperatures will be comfortable for today into the 70s just about everywhere. we are expecting the mid 60s for san francisco and that goes for oakland as well. getting into this afternoon could see some thunderstorms over our local mountaintops. we'll keep you updated on that online and nbcbayarea.com is where you'll find that information. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. tomorrow we've got a great lineup of celebrity guests joining us. we want you to ask them a few questions. help us fill this fish bowl here. tweet us your questions using
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diving board. >> he's not here, dad. >> whoa. is that bruce willis and his hot young wife? looking good. >> drop dead gorgeous. >> where's teddy? >> teddy's napping, dad. just us. >> oh. can he swim? >> no. he's 3. >> rose is here with us. good morning. >> good morning. >> we love your movies. they relate to our own lives. how much is this something you could relate to having a big family? >> i'm the youngest of four so i could really relate to those complex relationships. i'm actually more like the joke character. i have to be reminded to me. i did relate to it a lot. >> i was going to say, talk about the on-set dynamics. you've got bobby who is your real life love interest as well. and nick kroll who is always
hilarious. how did nick pitch the movie to you? >> we met and hit it off straightaway. it was kind of very -- we got along well. he was brilliant. he had done a film with kevin bacon which was moving that was very different from our film. but we had a good time working with bobby was really fun. >> what's interesting about this is you said it was the family dynamics that we all have. and here it is yao got the nick kroll character your brother moves home to be somewhat nanny to your kid and you're pregnant with another. and starts to discover things about what's going on in his sister's life as well. how much of that story line
is -- you think, what we all deal with in our everyday lives? >> absolutely. i feel like those -- you know, what the character of justine who i play, it's similar and mimic things. she's trying to manage everything. and it's dealt with in a humorous way. it's a comedy. so people are really taking a shine to it. i'm really proud of it. >> but with all families, it's a very fine line between funny and crying. >> exactly. that's the thing. they can really wind you up. my brother or sisters can say one thing to me and i'm like -- it can just get under your skin. they're sort of witness to your whole life. so they know every version of you. hard to escape their eyes. >> what's amazing about your talent is you're australian but your ability to take on any accent. here's an american accent.
can you give us a little? >> teaser? >> on the spot. >> we have a lot of american television in australia so we know how it sounds all the time. >> more nasal. >> yeah. but there's plenty of accents i can't do. like south african is very hard. >> how about french? >> french is hard. i wouldn't touch that. >> british? >> that's easy. >> there's a list of don't touch. >> there were a lot of people who saw you in "bridesmaids" and didn't know you were australian. >> that's a compliment to me. >> it is. >> can you do a southern american accent? >> i've never done it. i would like to. >> upd to name names? >> well, ll cool j. he was my partner in crime the other night on fallon. he did say he couldn't draw and he really can't. >> rose byrne talking ll cool j.
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to make you make less of a mess. this is foil, right? >> right. foil can be helpful in a matter of ways. the biggest thing that goes missing on a construction site is painters tape. if you have foil around the house, things like this, you can put it around a nop when painting a door. to the edges. it's easy to work with. and that way you get all the way clean edges. >> and it form fits nicely. >> easy to take off as well. >> use it as a liner for your pans when you're cooking, you can do it when painting. >> exactly take this. the hardest thing when paint dries on your actual tray it's hard to get it off. take this and wrap it. >> cleanup way easier. when you're done with the painting you take that throw it away, tray like new. same thing for the paint brushes. wrap all your brushes in it. toss it in the freezer.
if you keep them in the freezer, it won't harden up. and you can reuse them. they won't get too hard in the freezer. >> even in a fridge is fine. as long as this is airtight. also use a plastic bag if it's airtight. just keep the paint on there. >> i like this trick. this is to keep it from making a mess. using a rubber band. you can use the edge of the can -- >> but it drips. >> exactly. >> and the coolest thing of all, it works great for if you have a brother. >> gosh. >> what would be better is if you dip that in paint and then did it. >> that is not a bad idea. >> it matches the shirt. >> it does. >> there we go. >> don't advise you wrap each other in foil. they'll be back with supersized diy family games. hopefully the twister will be dry by then. plus we have our pop fix coming up after your local news. the new s6 hits the stores and i'm
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after their truck slammed into a wrong way driver. thieves hit a sour note in san francisco stealing an expensive chelo from a car in a parking lot. you see the woman digging and rummaging through the car while a man awaits in a getaway car. investigators say the cello's owner is a 16-year-old girl and the instrument is worth $8500.
cello. taking a live look at pacifica. socked in with fog and low cloud cover. getting into the afternoon the low clouds will fade between now and the afternoon. we're talking about a pretty afternoon ahead with lots of sunshine coming your way. into the next couple of days we have the threat for thunderstorms over the high terrain across the bay area especially the north bay and the south bay mountains. more sunshine coming your way for thursday. your weather headlines show you
as we get into the weekend temperatures will stay steady but the unsettled weather will continue. we'll have numbers for you in moments. here is mike. oakland we had a slow drive north past the coliseum for about 45 minutes. at the time there was a crash earlier farther north through downtown oakland. that's just north of the fifth street off-ramp. traffic backed up to the coliseum. that was at peak traffic time so it was combined there. things starting to recover. better drive toward the bay bridge in general. metering lights still on. south bay we still have slowing. recovering the key word at 9:29 on your wednesday.
taking a look at the headlines, a new study is the latest to find no link between the vaccine more measles, mumps, and rubella and autism. paying close attention to children with older siblings who have autism. researchers found no association between the mmr vaccine and awe autismawe autism autism. a study involves young children with a family history of diabetes and some got oral insulin. others got a placebo. of those who got the highest
dose of oral insulin, 83% produced immune responses that stopped type 1 diabetes from developing. bigger tests are needed to see if it can help prevent the disease. bicycle recall. trek is recalling about a million bikes with front disk breaks made over the last 15 years. the clever on the front wheel can come into contact with the bike and cause the bike to stop suddenly or crash. there are reports of at least three injuries. for more information just head to our website today.com. google is set to unveil its new wireless service as early as today. the service is expected to allow customers to pay only for the amount of data that they actually use each month. and it using sprint and t-mobile's networks. but it is initially only available on the new google nexus 6 phones. the phones will switch between the two signals based on which is stronger. for the person who has everything, a perfect 100 carat white diamond sold for $22
million at auction on tuesday. the d-grade flawless gem is a classic emerald cut. only one of six 100 carat diamonds sold at auction in the last 25 years. look at that. so huge. the seller and the buyer wish to remain anonymous. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. hard to be anonymous with that thing on your finger. >> does it come with a skater to perform on it? very nice. let's show you what's going on today. we are talking about this risk of severe weather down in texas, louisiana, on up into oklahoma. enhanced risk along the texas/oklahoma border as well. tornadoes most likely tonight overnight hours. sunshine along the coast. sunny skies through the plains. wet weather moves into new england later this evening. now for tomorrow that risk moves further to the east. plenty of sunshine out west. a mix of rain and snow along the
east side of the great lakes and northern new england. we are going to see temperatures chilling down in the that's what's 9:33. good wednesday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. want to show you the radar as we do have shower activity south of the bay area. we actually have a very slight risk for severe storms to develop as we get into the afternoon in the north bay mountains and along the spine of the sierra nevada. temperatures mostly in the 60 &s 70s today. 71 degrees today on the peninsula. temperatures will stay steady for thursday into friday. by the weekend temperatures pretty comfortable. >> and that is your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you. it's finally warming up which means it's time to take the party outdoors. >> we have the property brothers here repurposing items around the house to create your own
family friendly games. what are we doing here? >> getting the kids outside. nothing is more awkward than watching a bunch of 6'5" dudes play twister. or bring in brittany. if you have grass, get a water soluble paint. >> jonathan, left hand yellow. >> all right. >> brittany, right foot red. >> so if you have an old twister board, you can use it. but if you don't have that, and create your own here. get a bowl and the color you're using. let's do a left hand yellow. >> and you just use this paint. >> exactly. just use spray paint. get a pie plate. you can use that. you can play yourself while i'm explaining this. >> you guys hang out. >> this is his way of finding a day, actually. >> i didn't tell them i just
spray painted this so it's still wet. also use electrical tape. >> and this will come out of the grass? >> yeah. it washes off. it's fun for the kids to build their own play area. >> it's nice. >> moving on, we love jenga. taking it to the next level. >> mega-jenga. you can create this by getting two by fours or even if you have some lying around. you want nice straight ones. and then all you've got to do -- you know how to play. it's not dangerous at all. take one from the middle and ut it on top. >> go. see how fast we can go. >> it's not a prank. >> and i have another cool idea you can add too to get the kids involved. put messages on them like you have to run around the yard. every time it says something and then the coolest thing is boom. tumble blocks. that's how we do it. moving right along, everyone loves bean bag toss of or some
people know this as corn hole toss. you can have chalk board on these here. kids can decorate enate use it for bean bag toss. >> i'll try it. how do you do it? >> you do this. cut a hole. who's better at tossing? >> i'm probably not good at it. >> you're not good at it. >> there you go. >> women are always better than men at everything. >> over here it's sort of the same thing. you can have an old table top. this is a coffee table we found for ten bucks. paint the top with chalk paint. then you can play games. you can even put a net here playing table tennis. put a bumper on the outside. >> these are great ideas. i'm obsessed. this is a coffee table?
>> yes. the whole project was 20 bucks. these were stones from the yard. let the kids paint them. >> love that. >> that chalk board paint comes in so handy. >> and it's also an educational thing here. i love scavenger hunt. create a bag for the kids and paut picture of the items in nature, they're learning the different species of plants. things like all of this. you can have them run around the yard and find anything. the best thing is if your yard is a mess and you want to clean it up and don't want to do the work, put all of them on the bag. the kids will pick it up for you. i'm going to be a perfect parent. >> every parent is thanking you right now. >> go pick up the bark, kids. >> great to see you as always. thanks so much. >> thanks, guys. >> all these ideas are on today.com. these guys will also be turning old toys into decor with kathie lee and hoda next hour.
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armenian quarter of the city. kim tells the magazine it was such a beautiful experience for my family to have north baptized in jerusalem. she talks openly about wanting a second child. it's been more difficult for them to conceive one this time around. so it's been over ten years since "friends" went off the air, but for jennifer aniston and courteney cox this friendship is going strong. jennifer aniston showed her support by hugging it out on the carpet. now, speaking of the show, you think the woman who played monica would know her "friends" trivia. ellen challenged her to a game of heads up. she had a tough time. enjoy. >> joey's catch phrase to pick up women. >> how you doing. >> the soap opera joey acted on.
>> shoot. the days of our lives. >> the neighbor who lived across the street from you guys. never wearing guy. >> ugly tom. ugly tom. somebody. >> not wearing clothes. >> he didn't have clothes on. >> ugly naked guy. >> she got them all. >> that was fine. >> under pressure, you kind of freeze up. >> i like that heads up thing. it's fun. it's a great game to play. love it. there was another big reunion this week this time for gwyneth paltrow. you haven't forgotten your roots. gwyneth posted a photo of her 25th high school reunion on instagram. she attended the all girl school in new york city. this on the same week that paltrow and chris martin finalized their divorce. according to "people," the two consciously uncoupled after ten years of marriage. >> people will be complaining about those high school reunion
pictures. for some reason they just go after this woman no matter what she does and i don't get it. >> it's so strange. >> you went to yours didn't you? >> it was two years ago. i hadn't been to one since like my fifth high school reunion. so it was -- going to your 50th high school reunion it's sobering. >> and they all have kept up with you for the most part. >> they had no idea. >> stop it. finally, get ready for a superstar edition of "the voice" this monday. current coaches adam levine blake shelton, pharrell and christina aguilera announced that all the former coaches will be returning to the show next week. why, you ask? >> why? >> the answer is the former coaches will be advisers to the top eight contestants during a special two-hour episode. it will be the first time the former and current coaches all appeared together on the show. stay tuned right here on -- >> nbc.
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this morning in "today's" kitchen, we're bringing a taste of the south with a twist. >> a favorite anytime dish. here is the star of food network's "southern at heart." good morning. >> good morning. thank you for having he me. >> this is a barbecue shrimp with casserole. >> it's a barbecue glazed shrimp. start with cayenne and chili powder. then just toss it around. then we can start the glaze. >> okay. >> we're doing a glaze shrimp. it goes over shrimp and grits. but i'm doing a grit casserole. cast iron skillet only way to cook. little bit of butter. >> salt and pepper in here too? >> not yet. at the end. a little bit of honey for the
sweetness. >> i like how you put him to work. >> i know. i put you to work too. i'm just going to stand here and be pretty. that's why we're waiting on the salt. then a bit of water will help it all come together. it's nice and sizzly. that's going to cook for a couple of minutes. then you toss the shrimp in. then we end up with this beautiful glaze. >> and it doesn't take long. >> it takes about four minutes. shrimp are amazing for a quick meal. and then i just take them and spoon them right on top of a grit casserole. so this is grits like you usually have but i also put frozen collardmellards in there. >> you bake that first. >> yes. you can do it in any size skillet. >> very cute. >> topped with a little bit of that a little bit of lemon to bring out the freshness. >> you can try that. >> for the side you like the
wedge salad. >> absolutely. with shrimp and grits you want to be healthy, so i'm going to do a salad wedge. it's lettuce. so this is a bleu cheese ranch dressing. i thought let's marry those two babies. >> because that's pretty dietetic. >> it's perfect for people trying to low carb it. >> and if you don't like bleu cheese, because some don't. >> just leave it out and use ranch. >> look at these little casseroles. they're so cute. >> that's how i like to -- >> they're so cute, the little ones. so cute. >> that one is a perfect size. wait. there's cheese on here. >> oh, yeah. there's gouda on the top and i also put ricotta in there. >> that's gouda. >> thank y'all so much. if anybody wants the -- we have
another little guest. >> oh, my goodness. is that your entire skillet? >> i have it now. >> but there are baby ones there. >> and we have a salad if you're wanting to keep it light this morning. >> not really. >> how long to bake a casserole like that? >> i use leftover grits because i always make too much. i'm from a big family. i take the leftover grits and throw in an egg, frozen collards, cheese, stir it together and bake for 45 minutes. >> i'm from a big family too, we never had leftovers. >> i never had leftovers in my family, but now it's just me and my honey i'm still cooking for 12. >> thank you so much. >> the recipe is on our website today.com. and you can catch "southern at heart" every sunday on the food network. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
thank you. >> don't mind us. we're just eating shrimp and grits. >> it's amazing. >> here's a question we got. this is for you kathie lee. if you were the last person on earth and could choose one person to be with who would you choose? >> besides jesus? >> he's with you always. >> i guess i have to say frank. and then hoda. >> excellent. >> i don't know that i would have said i guess i would say. >> guess who's with us today guys. russell crowe. >> the
walking by herself in the fountain grove area. her attacker ended up on top of her. he groped her and she screamed and he took off. here is a sketch of the man. her attacker describes him as a person with the characteristics resembling downs syndrome and it's the third case fitting that same description in the same area over the last nine months. happening today, getting into sfo gets a lot easier for international travellers. the airport rolls out new automated passport control kiosks in the customs arrival facility. this will allow people who arrive at sfo's international terminal to avoid waiting in long lines to clear immigration. today temperatures look comfortable. 71 degrees for the peninsula. 68 degrees in the east bay. tri-valley at 77 degrees. we're expecting some thunderstorm activity especially over the local mountains as the unsettled weather continues for today. the best chance will be over the
high terrain. getting into tomorrow more sunshine coming your way. it won't be quite as muggy. for the weekend a few showers remain in the forecast. right now we want to check your drive. here is mike inouye. a very slow drive west 92. this is the san mateo bridge. live shot. slowly moving across the flat section. about mid-span things start to clear up. look at the map. it shows it slow all the way across. recovery just on the other side. dumbarton bridge a much faster choice there. slow something toward the tri-valley but the southbound 680 to westbound 580 has the latest crash. slow 280 recovering from a crash and cupertino slow from downtown san jose to bay bridge. it's getting better. another local news update coming up in half an hour. hope to see you then.
> from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockafeller plaza. >> hi. >> hello everybody. welcome to wines day wednesday. it's april 22 nd. we want to wish everybody a happy earth day too finally here. we've been talking about it the last couple days. >> glad it's arrived. it's a huge day here. >> what? >> we have in our presence -- >> rarely get to say this word. >> academy award winner. >> yes. >> russell crowe. >> the only person i like gladiator shoes on is russell crowe. >> he's staring and also directing a new movie.
it's called "the water diviner." we're going to hear all about it. it's really, really a -- >> there he is. >> oh, since he's in the room let's say nice stuff. >> okay. >> we both love this movie. >> we really did love it. >> it's about so many different weeping epic themes. we'll get to you in a minute. >> what kind of shoes does he have on today? >> do you have your gladiator shoes on? >> no. he's a serious director. very serious. >> his directal debut. >> in a feature. >> and then celebrating earth day. why are the property brothers here every other week. >> the property brothers are on fire. >> i guess. >> desperately trying to get them on the program. we booked them. >> we love these guys. >> ingenuous ways to bring new life to the toys your kids have outgrown. >> the hottest look in spring shoes how to pair them with the right outfits. >> wines day wednesday. lilliana is here for luxe for less. >> hi. >> i love to see what you're
wearing. >> you like it. it's kind of a way to wear a mini skirt because it's see through here but nice coverage. >> yeah. >> every week we're usually wearing something under 50 bucks but this week we're mixing it up. >> we're going to play a game. i know how much you love to play a game. >> drinking games. >> we can incorporate that next week. this week we will have you guess the price for luxe for less items all under $50 at the end of the show and you are going to play in teams. we've recruited people from the plaza to play with you. >> people can play on-line. >> and people at home can play go to klgandhoda.com and start guessing the prices. >> where are the items? >> they will be on-line, see them now. >> we can? >> you will see them in person at the end of the show. go on-line and check them out and we will select one winner from home to win one of the prizes. >> while on your computer. >> my head is going to bust burst. >> don't walk away from your tv set. we like you here. >> thank you, guys. >> want to stick around for
hoda's words of wisdom. >> yeah. >> here we go, be about puppies. if you're a dog lover. >> some of our greatest treasures we place in museums, others we take for walks. >> oh. >> bambino. >> you know what, your voice is just -- you know how you said it's over. >> it's over. >> it's been coming back. >> right in my ear. beautiful. >> especially the last three days in the stairwell, down stairs. >> i do sing to hoda a lot. >> yes, she does. >> see you guys later. >> bye. >> what's with roger? >> the guy who -- that's his quote. >> okay. >> i like that. all right. >> "people" magazine has come out with its most beautiful issue. so happy to look at the cover. never knew who it would be. >> we're not always delighted. this time we are in complete and total agreement. this year the world's most beautiful woman is -- >> sandra bullock. >> yep. >> she turned 50 last year, looks 20. >> she does. >> and she's so darn likable. it's been -- it's been more than
20 years since "speed". >> my gosh. >> yeah. >> what's funny about her the folks from "people" were on earlier and said she thought it was hysterical she was the most beautiful. laughing during the photo shoot. >> makes her more beautiful she doesn't realize how beautiful she is. i'm over her. >> yeah. >> i want to see her son more. >> he's so cute. motherhood is the most important. that's what happens to you once you -- especially when you wait a long time to have a child. >> yes. >> he's like -- just changes everything. >> the apple of her eye. you remember her from "the blind side". >> so many great movies. >> highest paid actress too in 2014. for "gravity." >> oh. >> we like that back-end stuff. >> all right. >> not listening. he could -- >> just wants to move on. >> get this interview over. >> okay. >> here's a question. you guys know that lindsey vonn is dating tiger woods. >> yeah. serious for a long time. >> goes to his matches he goes to her skiing things. she was asked last night on seth meyers what do you think of golf. natural question.
here's what she had to say. >> do you like watching golf? is that something you did before? >> >> i love golf. >> it seems very different. if you're -- as an adrenaline junky it seems very different. >> i just -- i love golf. >> yeah. >> because if you say to him i love you to watch my race, what's he got, 90 seconds? >> yeah. >> 88 on a good day. >> and then if he says you to watch me golf -- >> it's like five hours. >> four days in a row. >> it's a long time. >> a long time. you're very -- you're a very good girlfriend. >> i am. >> oh, yeah. >> you know. >> frank and i almost broke up over golf. >> did you? >> yeah. i knew he loved it. we were dating. i went here in new york and started to take lessons and then when we would go out and try to play together i would try to do it the way i was taught to do it, but apparently i was taking too much time.
>> oh. >> he was more concerned about a foursome behind us of strangers. >> playing through. >> i said i love you and i want this relationship to work out so it's not -- no golf. >> a lot of women take up their husband's sport or -- >> yeah. >> start watching it. like football. you liked football, didn't you? >> it's all right. you had to like football in our family. i like to go to the games. i'm not a big watcher. >> any of us who ever dated someone you try to find what they like because you want to share in it and you realize you can't stand it and have to confess like lindsey vonn did. >> it's important to be honest and she wasn't being honest but she was being darling and that was the perfect answer. i love football. >> once you do things you don't want to do in your relationship. >> that's what love is, hodap. that's what i've heard. >> you want to feel fresh and energized an article on entrepreneur.com giving advice with a 90-second showering trip.
>> do you feel exhausted or sluggish. instead of taking a burning hot shower, get in the shower, alternate between hot and cold. all right. here's how it works. take a hot showerp. at the end crank the water to cold for 30 seconds, and then turn it back to hot for 30 seconds, and then back to cold for 30 seconds. >> i don't want any more stress in my life. >> i couldn't do it. >> shower is an enjoyable, wonderful thing. >> yes. >> when you got you're old like i am and have creeks and a bad neck and stuff just to have that hot -- it's a great blessing. don't spoil that. >> i totally agree. >> i wake up pretty quickly. >> you do too. >> we're lucky that way. >> we pop up. >> talk about ben affleck or "the voice"." >> "the voice." we're down to the artist trying to make the top eight. all right. so there are -- as always, the bottom three and of those bottom three one person got -- >> is saved. >> it's rob from team christina and deanna from team adam. last week's performances and
figure out who we think we would save. ♪ sitting on top of the bay watching the tide roll away ♪ ♪ sitting on the dock of the bay ♪ ♪ i don't care what's right or wrong ♪ ♪ i will stand my ground and i won't back down ♪ ♪ well i know what's right ♪ >> geez. >> i think i would pick the girl. >> i would save her. >> who would you pick of the three? >> probably, yeah, me too. although we're at a disadvantage you don't see the whole performance. >> so it's time only one got saved. let's see who america saved. >> america, instantly saves --
>> joshua davis. >> oh. >> congratulations. >> oh, my gosh. >> ladies and gentlemen -- >> so that means adam has one christina has two, pharrell has two and blake has three. >> blake is on a roll! >> wowp. that girl, she was good though right. >> look at the talent out there. that's the bottom three. >> i can't believe that. >> when you think about it in that aspect it's pretty amazing. we will show you something adorable. you will love it. >> this puppy maybe you've seen it worth watching again. a happy ending for an atlanta family. this 4-year-old girl has been reunited with her best friend a 7 week old chihuahua named toshi. >> oh, my gosh. >> the owners let him out to use the rest room the yard, thought she had run off until they heard a whimping and the pup fell in a pipe and trapped. they spent eight hours, firefighters. >> god bless them. >> look at him.
>> yeah. he's fine. the girl says her puppy she's not in trouble. not in trouble. like she would be if she wandered off. you don't care. happy to have him home. >> earth day today, so we have a beauty product here that is limited edition. it's called creamy avocado eye treatment. >> yeah. >> $47. go to the website and the money goes toward recycle across america and just today, they've raised a quarter of a million dollars. >> it all adds up. >> that is awesome. >> one of hollywood's a-listers. >> yes. oscar winner russell crowe here's to talk about his new film called "the water diviner." >> oh, yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> i knew. >> oh, yeah. he's come to play. >> and he's done one thing he's never done before, we're going t [ screaming ] rate suckers! [ bell dinging ] your car insurance goes up because of their bad driving. people try all sorts of ways to get rid of them.
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are we back? >> we are. >> all right. >> we've been sitting here talking about his wonderful new movie. it's days like this when we do love our job. >> love. >> we get to hang out and drink wine with academy award and golden globe winner russell crowe. >> cheers to you. >> welcome, buddy. >> a terrific movie. he's played some memorable characters. >> oh, wait. i want a little right here. >> we have a thing for aussies. >> you do? >> you came from new zealand first. we'll forgive you for that. >> memorable characters. you know everything from a big tobacco whistleblower to a matt mattics genius in "a beautiful
mind" and revenge seeking roman general. >> my favorite. >> "gladiator" but his newest role is a first. >> not only staring in, difficult actor, we all know, but directing the new movie "the water diviner." about an australian farmer who uses his talent of finding water in the desert to search for his sons believed to have been killed in battle in turkey. it's a beautiful film. welcome. >> hi. >> thank you. >> lot of big sweeping themes. big movie to pick for your, you know, feature directal debut. you've done other things. >> lot of complications involved. that's why it was so compelling you know, because it was so all encompassing, so big, little independent australian film budget it seemed impossible so that's probably why i wanted to do it. >> wow. >> >> when looking at the script and seeing the scenes over in turkey, war, huge, storm scenes sweeping australian background scenes aren't you thinking as a
producer and director cha-ching, cha-ching. >> going to cost a fortune? >> yeah. but when working on an independent film i came out of an independent film i came out of the camera when i was 6 and doing lead roles and feature films for 25 years, i came out of an independent film background ands the rule in independent film is you want to do something clever but you need to do it to less money than the next guy. >> yeah. >> so, you know, with cgi and a few other things that's pretty expensive actually, not cheaper there are ways you can create those big moments. >> without actually building the set. >> yeah. without physically creating everything. >> one of the things you notice when watching this is how everyone's head seems to be so deep in the story and reading the back story of how you got your actors prepared for this in australia australia you took them back in so many ways. describe what you did. >> out of prison -- >> basically put them in prison. >> that's fine. a bit of torture involved.
nothing you wouldn't be used to. >> exactly. >> and then they want to do the roles, it's going to be a big movie, so did anybody complain? first of all, give us an idea of what you didder to tore russly to them? >> day during a boot camp would start with a long walk in the morning followed by yoga, followed by a weight session, followed by horse riding followed by weapon work, 50 kilometer bike ride. >> any lunch involved here? >> occasionally. >> wine? >> occasionally we would have something to eat every now and then. >> these guys are surfer dudes. >> no wine, though. i have a bar on the farm and i told them that at the end of the ten days, if they did well i would take them to the pub. >> never doing a movie with you. >> that was the carrot at the end. i'll take you to the pub. and so on the night -- they all get scrubbed up. they shave. they're feeling fantastic. week of exercise. you know, so i get them to meet me at this building that they've
done all of their lectures in some of their physical prep and all that. they're standing there all dressed up and shaved, ready to go they're going to go out and meet the young ladies around, whatever. so i take them on a walk back through the building that they've been through, but the opposite opposite way they normally arrived. by the time they get to the end of the building there's a door there which they would have passed 50 times through the course of the week. >> yeah. >> but now it's open and there's a bar and there's bar maids and music. they're like this has been here all week? >> hiding from them. >> this is such an emotional movie. you need the kleenexs for this. there are scenes with you and your sons and this must have been -- i mean having children yourself. >> handsome. >> sons, must have changed just how you act in this movie i would imagine? >> not really but it definitely connected me. there's a cultural connection to parts of this story because i'm a new zealand born australian and the battle is often seen as
the moment wheres those young nations were forged. they had been to wars before but as an extension of the british empire. this is the first time they're fighting and it's a volunteer force. it's not like regular army or -- the britain called for volunteers to help defend itself and friends in europe and hundreds of thousands of young australians put up their hands. that's an important thing. the fact that it's a story about a man with three sons who go to war and don't come back and his grief as a father of two, as you said, that's going to hit me at a very essential level. there was also another opportunity that i could see in the script to reshape the way people perceived this. because quite often in war films and also in our remembrance of the sacrifice -- >> we pick a side, don't we? >> we pick a side and we actually -- it's not that we color the other side necessarily we just put them in such darkness. >> right. >> we don't know them. we dehumanize them. and, you know -- >> does the opposite of that.
>> i try to bring out the other side so you simply see that in any armed conflict, you're going to have bravery, compassion, and grief on both sides. >> on both sides. families mourn. i just want to ask one last question, hoda. >> yeah. >> did you have trouble with your leading man? we heard he's difficult, impossible to deal with. >> that thing is, that guy wouldn't leave me alone. followed me everywhere, slept with me. >> in the men's room. >> that's something i have to say -- >> first time you slept with a leading man. >> slept with the director on this movie. >> well it's a beautiful film. >> it's a great film. >> opens this friday. highly recommend it. you're a delight. >> i have presents for you. >> you do? >> he came bearing gifts. >> another one of those. you're missing one. did you nick it mate? bring the other one. >> oh, yeah. >> caught you. >> oh, busted. >> baby. >> this is our saunch blank.
>> i'm going to send you home with one of my stuff. >> this is a cap. i bought a rugby team the team of my childhood. this is the hat you get the moment you win. that's the super bowl champions hat. >> my husband is in the nfl hall of fame as one of the greatest football players. we went to europe and i saw my first rugby game. so sexy. >> hot. >> oh my gosh. >> oh, no. >> none of that stuff that protects them. they're out there all blood and guts. i loved it. >> oh, let me have a drink. >> yes. >> russell, thank you. >> thank you for coming. "the water diviner." >> my hat -- >> it doesn't fit hoda's head. >> no big surprise. >> beautiful man with a beautiful mind. a game of who knew after this. >> nothing fits
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i'm meteorologist christina loren. your temperatures for today will be comfortable. about 72 degrees in the south bay. 71 degrees on the peninsula. low clouds will clear by noon today. so just after the midday broadcast concludes. but later on this afternoon, we could actually see some high terrain thunderstorms expecting that in the south bay and north bay mountains. more sunshine on the way for your thursday. and then that unsettled pattern continues into the weekend. we'll have full details on your weekend weather today at 11. here is mike and your drive. the bay bridge we still have the backup west 580 and down the east shore freeway. we'll show you the rest of the bay. looks really good. north bay looks pretty smooth also. we still have a slow and compression down toward fremont and sticky spots north 101 past the airport and 280 past the express trey. things are looking better in cupertino. 85 looking better than normal. stick around.
coming up at 11 sexing. scientists are rappelling down the falcon nest and have determined the sexes of the chicks. we're back on this wines day wednesday ready to play our trivia game called who knew. we told you sandra bullock is "people" magazine's most beautiful woman in the world. we will test your knowledge of some of the ladies past and present who made it on the most beautiful list. kathie lee who was on the list is across the street at the nbc experience store getting ready to hand out $100 to anyone who answers the questions right and those who don't are not losers they get a fantastic cd. here to help me out in studio is "people" senior writer and friend julie jordan. >> good morning. >> before we took a break who was the first woman to be named "people" most beautiful woman? christie brinkley, initial pfeiffer or iman. what is the correct answer?
>> the lovely michele pfeiffer. >> first up. >> in 1990 first cover also the cover in 1999 and she's been in the issue six times over the years. >> gorgeous. let's go across to kathie lee. >> i'm with the lovely lady who should have been in it too from woosters, massachusetts. which was the following highest growing film? >> i would go blindside. >> you will love the cd. >> a lot of people would think that, but the correct answer is "gravity". >> yes. she is such an -- she's not a bombshell, she knows she's not not the coveted beauty. made her comfortable growing older in hollywood. >> she's 50? >> 50 yeah. >> lovely -- lot of beautiful people here today from pittsburgh which beautiful woman released a major hit this year titled "lips are movin'"? vanessa hudgens, megan trainer or ariana grande? >> meghan trainor. >> yeah.
good guess. >> so happy that she's on the list. i love that song. >> i do. following all about that bass, she's just so incredible and truly shows beauty comes from within. >> one of the great ones. cath, over to you. >> this beautiful lady from virginia. which woman has graced the cover of "people" worlds most beautiful issue more frequently than anyone else, jennifer aniston halle berry or julia roberts? >> julia roberts. >> yeah. >> oh, yeah. >> oh, my gosh. >> $100 richer. >> four times she's been on the cover. >> four times. >> we asked a-list women this year what the beauty trick they've tried that didn't work. she says overplucking her eyebrows. can't look at a picture of herself from "steel magnolia." kathie lee has a solution for overplucking your eyebrows. >> rapid lash and rapid brow. >> unbelievable. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> this lovely lady from arizona? >> gilbert, arizona.
>> which beauty featured met her husband on the set of the 2006 set of the movie step up? >> jenna dewan tatum? >> you are on a role today. >> all right. jenna dewan tatum? >> in our hot right now women having a moment and married to the not so bad channing tatum. >> not so shabby. that's a cute looking couple. over to you kathie lee. >> angie from arkansas been the 2012 world's most beautiful woman has won 20 grammys, beyonce, rihanna or jennifer lopez? >> jennifer lopez. >> no. she was most beautiful but not that many times. >> very close. the correct answer beyonce. >> beyonce. she's in our high healed beauty section all about the legs because no one is going to deny she has amazing legs. >> we have something we would like to say. who do you think should be in one of the issues upcoming very
soon? >> we're upset to learn that betty white has never been on any list in the world a's most beautiful and i'm telling you that's just wrong on every level. >> i think we've -- your answer to that is? >> i'm horrified. i think we all are horrified. it's an oversight on our part. we will fix it. >> all right. thanks so much. that was a lot of fun. the most beautiful issue of "people" magazine hits newsstands this friday. and one of you at home is about to win one of lilliana vazquez's trendy luxe for less head to klgandhoda.com to play along with us. drew and jonathan scott, those crazy kids toying with upcycled ideas for your home after th ♪ caress presents a fine fragrance breakthrough. ♪ the world's first body wash with fragrance release pearls. touch your skin to release fragrance up to 12 hours.
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"jurassic park" is about to come out, i can hit on you too, whatever you like. >> you have bad luck either way. >> we have -- so yeah. this is a cool idea that kids always love dinosaurs. you can take their old toys and cut them in half and make either book ends. >> cute idea. >> so you just saw them in half. >> let's see. >> grab one here. john, he trusts me with a saw, trusting a real estate agent. cut through the whole thing. there you go. >> then what? >> hot glue them on. make book ends. or the coolest thing get the dinosaurs solid screw them on to a board likes this and then they make coats for jackets. see on the wall here. >> cute for a boy's room or girl's room. >> play room, kids room, game room. >> i love these too, the tops to these. >> exactly. >> want to organize a kids room, take the toys hot glue them on a lid, spray it out and pops in the jars. it's cool. >> so smart. >> love it. >> what do you do if you have old board games you want to
throw away. >> >> it doesn't matter if it's a new or older game. if you have a chess board, backgammon board turn it into wall art. simple framing. >> these are classic. >> candy land. >> remember chutes and ladders. >> oh, yeah. you can take a backgammon board, snakes and ladders and create some patterning on your wall use a tray, old serving tray. >> so clev. >> buy these shadow boxes at any store. >> michaels. hobby lobby. >> to actually get the 3d look glue the pieces on there. >> stop it. >> yeah. >> go to secondhand store a lot of times you can find these are missing some pieces so it's like five bucks or not even that. >> i always beat jonathan at games so i glue them on in the last winning position to frame it for life. show i always beat him. >> all right. >> legop. >> yes. >> lego my lego. you stole my line. this is so much fun for kids adults, everyone loves legos. i love you have here you can create a vase. >> look at that lovely vase.
>> or the beautiful artwork. these models in the frame, obviously they're stunning. i think -- >> gorgeous. >> you two. >> no. it's them. >> beautiful twins. maybe. >> have you ever been in the magazine? >> we've been two years in a row on "people" sexy men alive list. being beautiful is more important than being sexy. >> we should point out russell crowe walked by and said what? >> he's a big fan of the show. if the gladiator likes our show. >> so does hillary clinton. >> people say cher, hillary clinton and the gladdater hang out all the time. watch our show together. >> popcorn and watch. >> you guys are awesome. >> congrats on everything. >> thanks so much. see you next week. you're always here. >> the agony of defeat. >> defeat. >> that got friendly competition when hoda and i try to make the perfect match right after this. in small business you have to work hard, know your numbers, and stay focused. i was determined to create new york city's first self-serve frozen yogurt franchise. and now you have 42 locations. the more i put into my business the
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outfit is complete without heels. >> here to helps us pair them with the perfect look is mary kate mcgrath from women's lifestyle website pure wow. hello. >> hi. >> hi. >> all right. so before we get started because you're going to talk about shoes we have four lovely models. >> yes. >> and we have -- >> play a little game this morning. >> what's the game? >> a shoe matching game. >> okay. >> these are the four hottest shoe trends. >> okay. >> we have four of the hottest spring trends. >> okay. >> can you match this shoe with the trend? >> okay. we should try to put them down in front of the mod until. >> 30 seconds. >> 30 seconds. >> wow. we haven't looked. >> 30 seconds on the clock. >> get on your side. go through what we have. >> tell us. >> we have the mule. >> mule. >> the sneakers. the lace up sandals. >> kathie hats. >> and platforms. >> okay. ready and go. ♪ >> interesting choice.
>> you can't do the same one. >> interesting. >> i don't know, but here. >> okay. come back. >> that was exciting. >> wait. are we done? >> switch mine. >> you can't. >> cap i switch mine? >> oh, we're done with the clock. okay. feel comfortable? >> no. >> no, we don't. >> glad it's over. >> we're going to go one by one. help our models reveal the shoes. start first over here with the slouchy what goes best with slouchy short this season? >> what? >> oh. >> what? >> no. >> yep. >> what is your name first of all? >> channel. >> we love that name. >> shorts are tough for ladies, right. you don't want to wear cutoffs. slouchy shorts, kind of more free form shorts are the way to gop. the thing is, you don't want to look shorter or cut your leg off. mules are the right choice here. >> okay. >> white ones. that's why i didn't do -- >> spring. >> but it doesn't go with that.
i'm sorry. >> she is the expert, not you. >> i know she is. >> all right. how about right here? >> jocelyn is wearing -- okay. >> it doesn't match. >> you got it. >> i know, but -- >> okay. . everyone is going to be wearing these strappy sandals this summer and jocelyn's pair are in suede. >> i was out of time. >> all the shoes are under $100. these are like $30. they're so cute. aren't they comfortable? >> they are. >> okay. >> yeah. >> so right now kathie lee. >> we're both wrong on that. >> paula is wearing wide trousers. different kind of jeans. >> shows us. >> no. >> i like that kind. >> right. >> it's a platform. gets a little height. it's comfortable. >> don't want it totally flat. >> the sneakers would be too dressed down. >> we clearly are wrong in this department too. >> last choice. any redemption.
we know. >> it's the little flat thing. >> the sneakers. the sneaker. . it's a white eyelet skirt, all on trend this summer and pair it with the way to wear a skirt with a sneaker is have a little sneaker, fancier. >> what shoes i've been loving like vans but different companies make them. >> slip-on sneakers. >> most comfortable. >> they're so awesome. >> you might love these. >> i like my dr. shols and i cannot lie. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> congratulations to the winner. >> you won. >> you got one right. >> we like our games around here because this time we're going to match that prize. >> lilliana's luxe for less, two plaza a fans have come inside to play and you will play with us. >> first. >> this is today on nbc.
for less a price matching game. >> we picked two adorable ladies from our crowd to play. on my team lisa from indiana. >> and on my team china from arizona who came to new york to get her hair blown out. >> i don't want her too. i love her hair. it's fantastic. >> all right. we also have one lucky viewer playing on klgandhoda.com. we're going to announce that winner in a minute. explain how the game works. >> five items, luxe for less, ranging from $5.90 to $49.95. you guys have those corresponding stickers and need to match those prices with what price you think is here. >> okay. >> and 30 seconds. >> 30 seconds to do it. >> whoever gets the most prices right, takes home everything here. you are playing for lisa and china. 30 seconds on the clock. >> okay. >> go. >> start now. >> go. >> think strategic. you might want to start on this end. >> get in there. >> get in there. >> right here. >> somebody might want to guess how much the dress is. i don't know about that. really? are you sure? they both think the sun glasses are $5.90.
running out of time. >> the shoes. >> quickly. >> this one. >> okay. all right. all right. get the dress. >> five seconds, guys. five seconds. are you done? >> get back. >> get back in your position. >> let's reveal. >> you guys. >> this is like "the price is right." >> okay. . are you ready? $49.95 from hoda, $35. these are $49.95. one for hoda. >> all those holes. >> these i have a feeling both of you got it right and yes. both of you got it right. >> two for hoda one for kathie lee. >> okay. >> hand bag. >> sorry. >> i think i did that wrong. >> both of you are wrong. $29.99. on that one. >> boy that's much more expensive. >> shoes. ready, let's see, $29.99. i have to say you are both wrong. $35. >> those are pretty. >> okay. >> okay. here we go. >> we got the dressp. a tie? >> no. >> the dress $29.99 from kathie lee and wait, no, both of you are right.
>> but we won this one. >> yes. >> kathie lee and hoda! all right. >> we also want to congratulate mary curtis from new jersey. >> congratulations to you. >> correctly guessed the luxe looking purse only cost $29.99. we will send you one of your very own. >> thank you guys so much. >> thank you. >> good luck. going tore her bridal dress fitting. >> congratulations. >> what a fun weekend. >> even though you lost your winnings. >> yeah. >> we'll get you some. >> tomorrow mary lou henner and cooking with chef ben ford who happens to be here. >> ambush make-ove
right now at 11:00, flames rip through an apartment complex injuring two including a police officer. now investigators certainly looking into the cause. good morning everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. i'm kris sanchez. the flames broke out at the mission pines apartment complex. bob redell has details on the fire investigation. >> reporter: woman was stuck in the upstairs unit here at the mission pines apartment complex in martinez. as you can see it's right above the unit where the fire started. it is our understanding that she felt trapped inside because of the smoke. if she didn't get