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>> hello, hot tea for you. you have a half hour before our next local news update we'll see you then. in the meantime get the information you need on nbcbayarea.com. go warriors! good morning. not over. the death toll rises to 19 from that historic flooding in the south. 14 others missing. the damage widespread and unprecedented, more storms on the way. >> soccer scandal. high ranking officials from fifa arrested. the results of a sweeping fbi investigation. were tournaments including the world cup awarded to some countries based on bribery and corruption corruption? threats made against two passenger planes, this time at l.a.x. and whopper, a fisherman gets the surprise of a lifetime.
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>> that's a big boy. >> 552-pound grouper that didn't get away. >> today wednesday, may 27, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. we're going to need a bigger kayak. that is a big fish. >> a bigger fishing pole, everything larger. >> we'll show you more about that in a couple of minutes. let's watch it come to the surface. no, we'll save that for later. >> we'll roll that later. the weather, there is no break from those storms that have been hammering the south all week long. as we mentioned at the top, at least 19 people are dead, 14 others still missing. >> in texas alone, 46 counties issued disaster declarations, houston has been brought to a standstill.
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the water rising so fast there drivers simply got out and abandoned at least 2500 cars. >> let's get to nbc's janet samlian. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. no relief. we're under a flash flood warning with lightning, thunder and rain falling. it comes as the flood waters are receding leaving a muddy mess and showing families the extent of their losses. even in a region used to flooding, this is unprecedented. streets turn to lakes. freeways into parking lots full of abandoned cars and trucks. america's fourth largest city brought to a soggy standstill. >> you see the homes, the lives and dreams of houstonians crushed by the power of the water. >> reporter: almost a foot of rain fell in sus six hours tuesday, leaving at least five dead in houston. this morning thousands are still assessing the damage.
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>> lost both cars, we lost all of our flooring, all of our walls. >> reporter: further north devastation. two dead and 13 missing in a small town of wimberley, where the blanco river burst its banks late sunday, sweeping away everything in its path. laura mccomb and her children, 6-year-old andrew and 4-year-old lateen, had traveled from corpus christi for the memorial day weekend. as the house they were staying in was ripped from its foundation, laura called her sister julie. >> the house we were in, the roof collapsed, and we are now floating down the river. call mom and dad, i love you, and pray. >> reporter: all three are now missing. in devine, texas, mourners gathered at a prayer service for alyssa ramirez, a high school homecoming queen killed driving home from her prom. now even in some areas dry out, officials caution the danger is not over.
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>> we're going to continue to have rising waters. if your local elected officials tell you to evacuate it is essential that you heed those warnings. >> reporter: houston trying to pick up the pieces today, but with weather like this, that is proving to be a challenge. savannah, back to you. >> thank you very much. let's bring in michael walter, the public information officer for emergency management. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> these images we're seeing are alarming, the governor toured the area and said you cannot candy coat it. what's the state of the city right now? >> right now we still have a lot of our neighborhoods under water. the systems of bayous are doing a good job draining but at a certain point you have this amount of rain in such a short amount of time, it's going to take us a while to fully drain the city. once we start seeing the water
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levels recede, that's when really a lot of the hard work is going to start. >> let me talk about numbers. 19 confirmed dead. we have 14 listed missing. 11 in hayes county. three in houston. are those the latest and what's being done to locate those people? >> yeah, so those are the latest numbers right now for the city of houston we still have a few folks that are unaccounted for. we have had five weather associated fatalities here in the city of houston. you know, we are working our search and rescue teams are out there, at the last known place. unfortunately, with -- when people fall into the water it's very difficult for us to know exactly where they went at that point. >> you talk about moving through the cities, the streets of houston. at the height of the flooding people abandoned something like 2,500 cars on major roadways and secondary roadways. that makes it very difficult to move around.
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and it also raises the question, michael, was enough done in terms of warning people and telling them to stay off the roads? >> you know, one of the things we run into every time we have any kind of severe weather here is keeping people off the roads. houston is the bayou city for a reason. we are a system of bayous and the area drains here through the houston area to get into the gulf of mexico. so, whenever we have rain, we run into this situation. you know, ahead of the storm, the city was talking with the local media, we were pushing out emergency alerts through the emergency notification system. we were on social media and our main message was turn around don't drown. stay out of these roadways. you know, and unfortunately, some people -- fortunately some did heed that, and then others did not and unfortunately some of those folks you know, ended up losing their lives as a result of that. so you know, when you hear an emergency manager tell you that condition is unsafe, we don't take that lightly.
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that's the type of information we were pushing out ahead of this storm and then as we were responding to the immediate aftermath. >> i know there is more rain in the forecast. we hope people heed those warnings. thanks for joining us this morning. i know you have a busy day ahead. >> thank you. let's turn to al for the forecast. looking at the same map for days and days, this pattern is relentless. >> it's going to last into the weekend, unfortunately. let's show you what we've got. to show you that right now there is more rain as janet talked about, we have a flash flood warning in effect for houston. look at this line, this wall of water that is heading toward houston. and will be there in the next 10 to 15 minutes as we track this. again, with the risk of severe weather today, stretching from waco all the way to garden city, 8 million at risk, 2 inch hail, isolated tornados. at one point the blanco river over the weekend was going at
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233 cubic feet per second. that's 144 million gallons per day. how much rain is that? well, if you were to put it in olympic pool, it would fill up 218 olympic size swimming pools. the city of houston, the last 24 hour, got 6 inches of rain, 11 inches of rain in 6 hours, and that led to 500 water rescues. there is more rain coming. if there is any silver lining in this, it is the elimination of drought. look at what we had for texas and oklahoma on april 7. by yesterday, last week, you can see it is almost all gone. we'll get another update on this coming up later on tomorrow with the drought, we expect to see no drought in texas. the bad news is we cannot turn off the spigot. >> thank you very much. another major story breaking this morning. fifa international, soccer's governing body in a corruption scandal involving tournaments in
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the u.s. and the world cup. this all stems from a u.s. investigation that has uncovered millions in alleged bribes and kickbacks. nbc's bill neely has more on this. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. it is known as the beautiful game but today soccer is reeling from a scandal the fbi says spans generations and involves corruption totaling $150 million. the u.s. attorney general saying enough is enough of fifa, the organization that runs the world's most popular sport. it wasn't the wake-up call they expected. a hotel sheet is used to hide the arrests of some of soccer's top officials. six men were taken from the exclusive swiss hotel where they were preparing to elect the leader of the world's richest sporting organization. among them a vice president who runs the u.s. region. fifa runs global soccer. the u.s. indictment charges the
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men with racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering conspiracies, in a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves. involving $150 million in bribes and kickbacks. fifa generates billions mostly from world cup. these charges were linked to smaller tournaments, fifa today portraying itself as the victim. >> fifa suffering under the circumstances. >> qatar. >> reporter: fifa's announcement that qatar, a tiny but rich desert kingdom, had been chosen to host a world cup isn't part of the u.s. indictment but swiss officials said today they are investigating that. and the decision to give russia the world cup in three years. >> complete nightmare for fifa. the worst thing that could have happened to them. >> the u.s. attorney general had supervised the u.s. investigation as attorney in brooklyn. these charges are a bombshell for the world's most popular
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sport. it's not just the fbi, the swiss are now investigating, the giving of the world cup to qatar. the u.s. equivalent maybe like giving the world series to martha's vineyard, highly unusual. questioned for years. soccer is under a legal spotlight as never before. >> bill neely, thank you so much. >> no offense to the people of martha's vineyard. >> like good idea. here is a headline that popped off the page. the irs having to reach out to nearly 100,000 people because their personal tax information was stolen by sophisticated hackers. >> officials say it was part of a scheme to claim fraudulent refunds, the entry point for the hackers an online service provided by the irs called gettranscript where you can download your past filings. that site has now been temporarily shut down. natalie is here now with new threats against passenger planes, this time out west. >> right. it's happening again, the fbi investigating another bomb
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threat made against a passenger plane in the latest in a series of threats made against flights headed to the u.s. from foreign airports. this time, though, it involved a plane from taiwan bound for los angeles. tom costello is in our washington bureau, tom, what can you tell us? >> reporter: this was flight 12 taipei to los angeles, while in flight somebody called in a bomb threat. the plane landed safely. it was met by airport police t fbi and the lapd bomb squad. all of the passengers and baggage were removed and screened. nothing found. also on tuesday we're told another threat was called in against a cafe pacific flight, that plane also checked. these are just the latest in a series of threats made against aircraft headed for the u.s., on monday at least half a dozen other threats were made by phone to international flights at airports in new york, new jersey, and massachusetts. in one case, u.s. military jets escorted an air france flight into new york after somebody
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claimed a chemical weapon was on board the aircraft. nothing found. the fbi investigating all of these cases. >> tom costello, thanks so much. critical testimony tuesday in the colorado shooting trial. the notebook belonging to james holmes that he mailed to his psychiatrist the day of the shootings was read to the jury. the 29-page notebook was the subject of a long court battle over whether the jury should even see it. it detailed holmes' fascination with death and his options for how to kill as many people as possible. holmes has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. new york rangers staved off elimination tuesday night with a big win over the lightning in game six of the eastern conference finals. new york scored five times in the third period alone to leave no doubt, winning it 7-3. what's that you hear? that's matt lauer screaming. yes. the seventh game friday night. game six of the western conference finals between anaheim and chicago is tonight
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on the nbc sports networks. and as we showed you at the top of the show, a fish tale like you have never seen before. two friends who happen to be out shooting video for an online fishing show called chew on this, this is down in florida between sanibel and ft. myers. they wanted to see if they could reel in a grouper from a kayak. he didjust that. >> there he is. yeah, baby! that's a big boy. >> to say the least. it certainly is a big boy. so big his rod actually snapped while trying to pull it in. it weighed in at 552 pounds, a record catch from a kayak, mind you. you have to get in the water to hold that one. the pair led to the shore, measured the grouper, then released it back in the water. the overall record by the way, 680 pounds. matt, you still question whether or not it's real? >> no, it kind of looked like a confined area. then getting in the water with it. >> by the way, what do you use
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for bait? matt lauer? you need something big. >> that's a big fish. >> huge. >> a whopper. good looking too. >> whatever you want. >> now i have to take a selfie. please. stop it. mr. roker. >> all right. let's show you what we've got around the country today. we are looking at more wet weather to the western plains, also showers and thunderstorms through the gulf coast, rip currents along the central gulf coast as well. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. they're paid vacation days. we'll book you tee times. we'll get you backstage passes. take a helicopter tour. i wanna see the sun, i wanna see the mountains. how about a fishing trip? please? bring the kids. just take one more day. just one more day. to plan your one more day, contact mastercard concierge services or download the app. because one more day is priceless.
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and good morning. starting off with low clouds a little drizzle around san francisco over towards the east bay, you see the overcast skies right now. later on clearing around 11:00. 73 for a high upper 50s to low 60s near san francisco. in the north bay, low 70s around santa rosa. mid 70s. notice the temperature trend as we approach the weekend. upper 70s on friday low 80s into saturday the same trend for the north bay. warmer for saturday. >> and we' area of severe weather that's and they are offering an interesting reason why they believe he could not have been involved in the crime. nbc's peter alexander has the latest on this story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. you can see the police presence
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is still here exactly two weeks to the day after police say that terrifying ordeal began in this mansion. this in many ways remains an unsolved mystery. it one suspect is behind bars, police believe there may have been more than one involved. we're hearing from the murder suspect's former attorney speaking out on behalf of the family in his defense. >> he is not capable of such crimes. horrific crime, killing four innocent people. >> attorney robin thicker who represented daron wint in previous cases a decade ago not currently representing him insist d.c. police have the wrong man, telling nbc news he has been in touch with wint's mother, brother and sister who he says are all standing by wint. >> they can't believe it's him because they know him as a kind, gentle person. >> court records show wint has a criminal history dating back a decade with three separate and unrelated protective orders
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issued good against him. though only one case resulted in an assault conviction. for the crust found at the house that investigators say matches his dna in a data base, wint's family insists that is impossible. >> one reason they believe he's innocent is that he doesn't eat pizza. he doesn't like pizza. they volunteered that to me. >> reporter: about the $40,000 in cash that was also delivered to the house. court papers allege that an assistant who worked for mr. savopoulos lied to investigators about when and how he brought the money to the house. that assistant has not been charged. meanwhile, with the funeral service for the three set for early next week, their loved ones and friends remember the savopouloses as a family that maintained a close bond for each other and those less fortunate and recalling phillip, nicknamed flip, as a talented fun loving 10-year-old, mature far beyond his years who aspired to be a
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professional formula 1 race car driver. and attorney thicker says the family says that daron wint deserves the presumption of innocence, he says that police should be looking for other suspects, and he hopes that's what they are doing. back to you. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. >> coming up, a special live rausen reports tied to the historic flooding in texas. >> good morning. i'm on a raging river, this is where emergency workers come to train for water rescues. we have the tips you need with devastation in oklahoma and texas, to survive devastating flood waters like this plus we'll have a live water rescue to show you how dangerous it can be coming up. >> we'll check in with you. then more of our eye opening look at the hacking of america, and this morning the inexpensive tool that criminals use to copy your credit card in a matter of seconds. carson. >> plus, we're checking out the wild ways that presidential candidates are trying to attract
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not only your votes but your money. this is "today" on nbc.
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motrin works fast to stop pain where it starts. make it happen with new motrin liquid gels. a very good morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a cargo hold at sfo, an official says a baggage handler smelled something suspicious. crews searched the plane. now the airport says firefighters found nothing and the flight went on under the circumstances way. the chp wants to talk to the people in this suv seen saturday night at a bay bridge toll plaza. the toll taker says he sauce a young girl around 9 to 10 screaming and struggling with a woman in the front passenger seat. the suv had no listen plate. the chp just wants to make sure
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the girl is okay game 5 of the western conference finals tips op. with a win the warriors could clinch their first trip to the nash championship since 1975. let's check the forecast today, rob. how is it looking? >> right now san jose a bit different from yesterday. we're beginning toss sun breaks. this is the view earlier in the day, this is a view from mt. hamilton starting to break up. a slightly warmer day for places like san jose and los gatos. san francisco, though not much change yet. highs close to 60. and around the north bay highs in the low 70s. mid 70s around the tri-valley. temperatures will climb up a bit more from friday and saturday and sunday, san francisco climbing into the mid 60s. mike? >> rob, north 280 at winchester boulevard, we had a crash, quite a distraction for folks.
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it looks like everything is finally cleared up. but it's a slow drive. the rest of the northbound routes continue to build subtly. and the san mateo bridge i want to point out another crash, reports of at least one slowing blocking the northbound side through san mateo. approaches the bay bridge a much smoother drive, and some crashes over in novato causing some extra slowing out of narrows back to you we'll be back in about half an hour. have a great morning.
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♪ ♪ 7:30 now on this wednesday morning, may 27th, 2015. a big, beautiful crowd out on our plaza. nice to have you along at home as well. >> let us take a look at the headlines this morning. our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of texas and houston. officials there just beginning to calculate the damage from historic flooding throughout the south. so far at least 19 deaths are being blamed on the storms that have rocked texas and oklahoma. at least 14 others remain unaccounted for. a massive scandal is rocking the world of soccer today. at least six high-ranking fifa officials were arrested in zurich overnight. it was a raid, part of an investigation by the u.s. into
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alleged corruption and bribes dating back decades. and if you use the irs's system called get transcripts. you could be the victim of data hacking. hackers used it to steal and then file fake tax returns. the irs is reaching out to anyone impacted by that breach. meantime, we have something you've got to see coming up. tomorrow and friday on "today," we're going on the search of great white sharks. a lot of us have been tracking mary lee and kathryn who was tagged swimming in the atlantic. they've got an extensive twitter follower. >> i've got a grouper that could take them on. >> we'll have kerry sanders diving in live to try to get face-to-face with some of these fascinating and yet fear-inducing creatures. something to look forward to. we begin this half hour, though, with more on the widespread flooding in texas. in many cases, the water rose so fast people didn't have time to get out of the way.
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what would you do? would you know what to do? "today" correspondent jeff rossen has more. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. we've all been -- [ inaudible ] water rescues happening in oklahoma and texas. have survived the rising floodwaters that can be so dangerous. what it's like for the water rescues themselves that are also so dangerous. we're here on this raging river here in north carolina. this is where rescue workers come, one of the locations to train for rising flood rescues. this is the real deal, by the way. i am literally hanging onto this branch or else i'll go away. it is dangerous. grab this. certified rescue group. thank you for being here. you do these types of things. you're an instructor. you see a lot of people drowning in cars sadly. what do you do?
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if you come to the water, you think you can make it through, how do you decide whether to go or not at standing water? >> first of all, you do not drive through the water. turn around, do not drown. too many people are killed every year in their vehicles. >> reporter: you were telling me it only takes 4 inches of water. >> 4 inches of water to float a vehicle away. >> reporter: what happens if you do go in, water starts coming up. do you stay in or get out of it? >> it's a big mistake to stay with the car. however, if the vehicle starts to move you get out so you do not drown. inside the vehicle. >> reporter: all right. my first instinct right now would be to put my feet down. thank you very much. this is tough. put my feet down and try to get to land. >> that's the worst thing you can do. and the reason for that is your feet can become trapped in a rock or debris or anything. and the force of the water will pull you under and drown you. there's nothing you can do to fight that. >> reporter: my next instinct
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would be to swim across here. where our camera is right now. >> you can't do that. it's just too strong a current in this environment to swim. you can't swim in a traditional manner across that. >> you get tired. >> you'll wear yourself out. >> reporter: what do i do in open water like this? >> the only thing you can do is defensive swim position. lay on your back with your feet downhill like i mentioned earlier. you do not want your feet down to get trapped under anything. >> like in a pool in my backyard. lay on my back. in backstroke position. position your body which way you want to go. >> reporter: go with the flow. >> yes. you want to try it? >> reporter: yeah. we'll try it. i should tell you guys we've got rescuers down here. let go? let go. >> yeah. >> angle yourself down.
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>> reporter: all right. this is how dangerous even these rescues are. incredibly dangerous. thank you so much, guys. thank you to duke energy and to the men and women who do this all the time. i can't hear you because we've lost communication, but i hope this helps. especially to all the people in oklahoma and texas dealing with this right now and it can happen anywhere. >> jeff, thank you. most importantly the tips of what not do. >> exactly. >> your instinct is probably wrong at that moment. >> absolutely. >> you're not only risking your lives but the lives of those to rescue you. >> more than 500 water rescues. >> in just one overnight period. really tough stuff. we've got some more severe weather to talk about. in fact, look at what happened. this is chicago. this just goes to show you you don't need to have a tornado to cause major problems. these were straight line winds, a microburst. winds of 50 to 60 miles per hour
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just outside chicago ripping off roofs, causing big problems. car damage, roof damage, siding, windows, a real mess. now let's go to southwestern ohio. beaver creek, ohio, just outside of dayton. they had a tornado, a slight tornado, an ef-0. you're looking at it right now on a security camera. and it did major damage in the town causing flipped cars, damaging roofs, big problems. again, don't have to have a severe tornado to cause big problems. we'll have more areas today under this same dangerous weather. we're looking from chicago, green bay, up into upstate new york. we have the risk of severe weather today from ohio all the way to interior parts of new england. 51 million people at risk. we could see some severe hail, damaging wind gusts. we're going to continue to track this during the day. and it is our driest month in the northeast in may. concord, new hampshire, may break a record. only .1 inch of rain for may.
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hartford, new york city, .32 of an inch. providence, .51 inch. we need the rain to come in here and get the wells and rivers a little bit more moist. that's what's going on around and temperatures later on today climbing into the low 70s around san jose mid to upper 70s for los gatos. kind of unchanged for san francisco. trending a bit warmer for the north bay and tri-valley temperatures in the mid to upper 70s around pleasanton oakland early afternoon to the a's game. out towards oracle arena, temperatures at 6:00 close to 62 degrees with a few clouds out there. 50s as the game wraps up. the splash brothers and chance of raining threes on the inside. >> thank you very much. coming up, does something you do in the minute after your baby is born actually impact that child for the rest of its life? we're going to talk about that. >> got a lot of our attention.
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give extra. get extra. all right. 7:42. we're back on a wednesday morning with our special series "the hacking of america." most of us have heard the warnings about cyber criminals. >> that's right. but there's actually a new identity theft and fraud victim in this country every two seconds. and even if you think you're a savvy consumer, you can still be targeted. nbc's tom costello is going to tell us how. hey, tom, good morning again. >> reporter: hi, guys. good morning. chances are you've received an e-mail that looks suspicious trying to get you to type in your credit card or bank information. it's actually a lot easier than that to steal from you. how many times a week do you swipe your credit card?
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from the grocery store to the gas station, the coffee shop to the dry cleaner. we all do and we all have a target on our backs. in florida, heather hadley thought she was safe using her credit card at the gas pump. she had no way of knowing that thieves had attached a credit card swipe reader to the pump. >> there were many charges made. 11, 12 different charges made on my credit card that were not authorized by me. it made me feel very uncomfortable. >> reporter: the tool crooks use is called a skimmer. some can be hidden in the small of a hand or connected to an atm. we're talking about a typical credit card. james lyon showed us how it's done. the equipment he's using he bought for just a few hundred dollars on amazon. >> just swipe your credit card through here once. immediately, what we see on the screen is a copy of the cord number on the front there. so what we can actually do is
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write this onto a blank new one. >> reporter: you're stealing the data from this one and putting it right onto a blank card? >> that's right. so i no longer need that. >> reporter: it doesn't have to be a blank hotel key card. even better, a used credit card that doesn't arouse suspicions. and it's big business. once thieves have copied the card, they can use this to buy merchandise or they can sell it to websites that deal in stolen cards. police in romania recently broke up an international criminal gang who'd been dealing in cloned cards targeting u.s. banks and netting more than $15 million. and americans are more at risk because many of us don't have credit cards found in europe that use an encrypted chip and require a pin code. in the states we're not using the chip and pin technology yet, but that's the next step. >> right, that's correct. >> reporter: but, of course thieves don't actually have to touch your credit card to steal from you. they just need you to give card details over the internet.
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looks legit. i've typed in my information. >> reporter: and as soon as you've typed that in on the screen here, i can see the little security code capture response and i can see your credit card data. so now i'm in possession of that. >> you've got this now. >> yeah absolutely. in realtime. >> reporter: and don't put too much luck in that padlock. that only means your information is encrypted on the way who wofr receives it. in this case a cyber crook. now, the credit card company did not make heather hadley pay for those charges on her card. but you know what? the same thing just happened to me last week. i got a call from my bank that my credit card had been used in indiana even though i was in washington and the credit card was in my wallet. security pros say if you receive any e-mails suggesting your credit card or bank account has been compromised, don't click on any link. instead, call your bank directly. guys, back to you. >> thank you so much tom. has it happened to you guys? i had a fraud alert when i was
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a very good morning. it is 7:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. pilots on a southwest flights from san jose to san diego were forced to make an emergency landing late last night out of lax, after a heat sensor debited smoke in the cargo hold. all 77 passengers on board were evacuated. nothing was found. firefighters now believe it may have been a faulty warning light for the first time in drug companies will have to pay for collecting and disposing of unused drugs. that's because yesterday the u.s. supreme court refused to hear an appeal of the historic 2012 law that requires drug makers to pay about half a million a year for proper disposal of unused drugs. alameda county supervisor nate miley authored the bill. he tells "the oakland tribune" that other cities may soon adopt other laws a little overcast skies, rob. >> still a bit of drizzle around
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the east bay oakland over to san francisco. you can see the low clouds across the bay bridge looking down on the low clouds from our mt. hamilton camera. a few breaks right around the santa clara valley temperatures later on in the low 70s. 73 degrees, 78 in los gatos. not much change for san francisco. highs again today in the low 60s. for the north bay and tri-valley, highs in the low to mitt 70s. the san mateo bridge got much clearer. look at that. the map speed sensors still show a slowdown from 880 to the toll plaza the an easier drive in the peninsula. a little more crowded in san mateo. no major problems but we do have a slower drive on the approach to the maze, and the north bay in san rafael. the typical patterns show up for these speed around the bay. continuing to show us lower, approaches 880, but the earlier crash at winchester looks like everything cleared. back to you thank you very much.
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we'll be back with another update in half an hour. see you then.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up the duggars under fire amid a molestation scandal. more sponsors are dropping the family's reality show. so will "19 kids & counting" survive? then invasion of the sea lions. the creative solutions one oregon town is trying to solve its unique over-crowding problem. and putting the "e" in "entourage." >> what is your involvement again? >> i'm the producer of the movie. >> and he's my manager. >> you were the guy on piers morgan right? >> we'll catch up with kevin connolly who plays our favorite pizza store manager turned power
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player. today, wednesday, may 27th, 2015. ♪ >> we love "today"! >> good morning, kansas! >> good morning, austin, texas! >> good morning, colorado! >> georgia from alabama and we're celebrating our 13th birthday. >> we're back now 8:00 on a wednesday morning. beautiful crowd in our plaza on the 27th day of may. and you know what? it's a little thick out here. >> getting a little thicker tomorrow. >> is it really? >> yeah. >> something to look forward to.
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did you see the jeff rossen thing in our last half hour in that raging river? he was trying to tell us what we need to know if we ever get caught in flooding. he's still down there. jeff how you doing? you dried out a little drying out. i will tell you, matt. deceptively dangerous. during all of this and especially during the rescue you watched moments ago, i literally thought they weren't going to catch me. that goes to show you what these brave men and women are going through every day. there were first responders killed trying to save people and now you can see why. one of the rescuers fell off the boat. it was incredibly scary. and i want to quickly bring in before we go vick my instructor. i got rescued. he kept going down river. we had a backup boat for him. so he is safe and okay. thank you for this. i hope you helped a lot of people here. >> yes. >> reporter: thank you. so we're dry and safe. keep in mind these floods are happening in texas and oklahoma right now but can pop up any
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time. >> so frightening. you must have been scared witless. >> reporter: we were planning on hanging on one tree. i said i can hang on that tree. when i actually went out there, you can't tell how dangerous these currents are in flood waters or in a river like this. so just stay away and like vick said always, do not drive. that's the number one tip. do not drive through standing water even if you think your car can make it. >> turn around don't drown. >> thank you. let's get the latest now from natalie. >> as jeff was talking about as we've been telling you about, facing another day of stormy weather and misery. much of the area already under water from weekend flooding. janet shamlian is there in houston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. hard to believe we're under a flash flood warning once again. what you can't see is the rain coming down and the lightning as
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well. people waking up here probably can't believe it. hoping to get back to normal today. that's not going to happen with this type of rain. i just went for a drive and the streets are flooding once again. we have five confirmed dead here in houston. 19 statewide from these storms. that includes the community of wimberley where they are still looking for people as many as a dozen missing across the state. and the cleanup is yet to begin with these kinds of storms still thrashing the state of texas. >> going to be a long week. janet shamlian thank you. scandals rocking the world of soccer. at least six with fifa were arrested facing corruption charges. they're accused of taking more than $100 million in bribes and kickbacks in exchange for sponsorship rights. and they have opened a separate criminal investigation into the selection of russia and qatar to
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host the world cup in 2018 and 2022. researchers in britain are suggesting a link between new oral contraceptive pills and higher risk of blood clot. a study found women taking an older type of contraceptive pill had a two and a half times greater risk of is developing a blood clot. but women had a four times greater risk with some. the difference is in the type of hormones in the pill. the lead researchers said women should not stop using the contraceptive but consult their doctors if they're concerned. how cool is this? a canadian inventor has set a record for longest ride on a hover board. he rigged up a platform that resembled a giant drone. then as you see he glides 900 feet across the surface of a lake in quebec. that's longer than any previous hover board flight. pretty cool.
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it's 8:05 right now. over to savannah. now to the growing scandal surrounding the duggar family. their reality show "19 kids & counting" is losing more sponsors. and now comments from jim bob duggar's past are causing problems. >> the words came from a campaign website for jim bob's 2002 u.s. senate bid. comments being viewed in a new light given his son's molestation scandal. while questions over the show and the family's future remain unanswered. after josh duggar apologized for acting inexcusably following the publication of a police report claiming he fondled five underage girls in 2002 and 2003 the parents posted a statement on facebook. that dark and difficult time caused us to seek god like never before they wrote, reflecting on the allegation. now a week after the scandal
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broke, a 2002 campaign website is drawing attention to jim bob's comments on rape and incest. rape and incest are crimes that should be capital crimes. as the scandal shows no sign of going away quietly. headlining the cover of the latest issue of "people" magazine. >> how are you? >> good. >> reporter: on tuesday tlc dropped the duggars from an upcoming appearance at a network block party scheduled for saturday and more longtime sponsors pulled their ad dollars. payless shoe stores and general mills cutting ties with "19 kids & counting." >> these are family advertisers. they do not want to be attached to such a terrible scandal. >> reporter: tlc and its parent have dealt with scandal before. canceling "here comes honey boo boo" after pictures of the
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matriarch surfaced with someone who reportedly molested her daughter. forcing two of them off the air. >> television casting directors, they're looking for larger than life personalities. if it's something with child molestation, there's no way that can be spun into a positive. >> reporter: controversy is familiar territory for reality tv. phil robertson of a&e's "duck dynasty" was placed on indefinite hiatus before being reinstated to the show nine days later. bravo's real housewife theresa giudice and her husband were sentenced to prison time. but those issues are understandably different. >> this scandal will have an impact on the whole reality television landscape when it comes to casting.
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>> reporter: for the duggars this could signal the start of a new reality. whether it's one that plays out on tv remains to be seen. we did reach out to tlc about their vetting process and this weekend's canceled duggar appearance. so far no word from them. also no word on what's next from the duggars who haven't responded to our requests for comment. >> thank you very much. just ahead, a summer adventure to release your inner child. the massive slip and slide coming to a town near you. plus a special steals and deals with father's day fast approaching. wait until you see the bargains hiding in jill's giant box there. hey, matt. >> hey. you won't believe what a contestant on "america's got talent" got this guy to do. stare at this begin. >> i will not do it again. >> all right. we're going to check in with i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth.
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let's trend. >> do you know that something to do in the first minute of your child's life might affect their development years and years later? we know this. the umbilical cord is usually cut right after birth. researchers now say if you wait just an extra few minutes, even just three minutes, that can boost a child's brain development by age 4. the kids with that delayed cord clamping was said to have better social and motor skills. why? apparently that delay allows more blood to flow to the infant. more blood means more iron. iron is crucial for healthy brain development. i want to be clear, it did not raise their iqs. but isn't it amazing something you could do in that moment has an effect years later. >> this is a legitimate study. not like on the internet. a legitimate study. incredible. >> can we tell doctors can we wait four minutes, guys? >> that's probably going what's going to happen. you're going to say wait a second. relax. we'll see about that.
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also we have two airline-related stories. one is good news one is bad news. which one you want first? >> bad news first. >> okay. check this photo out. this is a flight attendant for spirit airlines. >> why is she in the engine? >> she is standing in the jet engine well of her plane. passengers boarding that aircraft at o'hare were shocked when they looked out the window and saw her posing for that photo. the flight attendant posted the photo on facebook adding insult to injury. it has since been removed. spirit airlines says the photo violates its policy. it should. and now it is being investigated. >> someone took that picture too. now the good news. so many horror stories of passengers being stuck on the tarmac for hours. well when does the pilot decide to make sure one was fed, he ordered pizza for his
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passengers. but the hungry fliers shared photos of this surprise delivery all over social media. >> what kind of tip did the delivery guy get? everybody give a dollar. who ordered pepperoni? >> all right. is it fair? this morning "the wall street journal" profiles that companies bar job applicants from haggling over pay. if you're a new hire you can't negotiate your starting salary. take it or leave it. the policy promotes transparency which obviously it does. and also fairness. since studies show that women don't usually negotiate as hard as men. what do you think about that? >> i think it's very interesting. at first i didn't like it because i thought you should be able to negotiate your salary but i do like the transparency aspect of it. this is what it pays. you want the job or not? >> seems to work for car companies. dealerships. >> but you think it's stereotypical to say women don't negotiate as hard as men do?
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>> you mean is it fair to say that? >> when you're first starting out in the working world, i think it is hard. >> you plead the fiftyh? >> i'll let you ladies talk about it. i'm getting ready for "pop start." >> melissa slams body shaming and george clooney says plastic surgery doesn't work. >> melissa mccarthy is set to launch her own fashion line this august and in the june issue of more magazine she talks about plus size women and body shaming. she says it's on odd thing you can't go shopping with friends because your store's upstairs hidden by the tire section. we'll put you gals over there because we don't want to see you. you probably don't want to be seen. melissa saying she wants to change how women are seen in this country and set a positive example. >> good for her. >> love her. >> do you think she wouldn't negotiate as hard as a man?
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>> i got to keep going. a message for you men out there. forget about plastic surgery and dyeing your hair. that doesn't apply to you, matt. you could make yourself look older. george opening up about aging in a new interview with the bbc. saying he never considered plastic surgery saying we have to make peace with getting older. >> george clooney saying that come on. really. >> make peace with getting older by marrying someone 20 years younger. >> that's right. and selfie sticks are getting a bad wrap these days banned just about everywhere. but they have one a-lister huge fan. that's leonardo dicaprio. there he is taking the selfie stick out on the streets of new york. impressive leo just blending in there with the tourists. >> was he in that tour? >> i think he was just by the bus. >> good job, carson. >> thank you. up next, what could be your
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ultimate summer adventure? we're splashing on a big slip and slide. but first al has a check of the weather. >> yeah. here's leslie. all right. let's show you what we've got going on. unfortunately more rain still down for our friends in houston. the heavier showers and thunderstorms, we've got flash flood warnings in effect right now. some areas already picked up an inch of rain in the last hour. houston only an inch away now from that all-time wettest year ever. and the year's not done yet, obviously. we've got a risk of strong storms today. garden city all the way down to waco. isolated tornadoes possible. look at the rainfall over the next seven days. another 3 to 5 inches from dallas all the way down to houston. this is not a great that's what's going on around the coun
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right now we're seeing drizzle and mist across the golden gate bridge. a different story in san jose. sun breaking through the clouds there. we've been watching the low clouds around the santa clara valley breaking up a bit. for the afternoon temperatures climbing warmer for the south bay and toward the tri-valley. 73 in san jose. 60 in san francisco. north bay highs in the low 70s and mid to upper 70s around pleasanton. oakland 65. and close to 70 today for pet petaluma petaluma. >> and that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, thank you. how about this creative answer to a troubling problem out in oregon. we told you about this on tuesday. sea lions have taken over an entire harbor. so officials are now calling on the help of a fake killer whale. nbc's joe fryer has more. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. you know, more and more sea lions are showing up here every year attracted by all the food in the water. a few weeks ago they counted
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more than 2,000 of them. numbers have dwindled since then, but some here feel it's still a problem. one that's inspiring some creative solutions. this is the new sound track here. a sea lion symphony. >> i think it's gorgeous. i think it's beautiful. >> reporter: but to some they've become unwanted beach bums. >> i constantly get phone calls and e-mails, please can you do something about the sea lions. >> reporter: the port of historia says they are competing with commercial fishermen. the answer may come from a stranger who's trying to orca-strate a plan. the fake orca he hauls through parades to promote his whale watching business in washington state. >> the whale is the natural predator to a sea lion, i thought it would be funny to
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take the whale down there and see if they move. >> reporter: but before he tows it five hours, his orca needs a tune-up. dave brown is even equipping it to make killer whale sounds. >> those sea lions might just wave at us and not pay any attention. but then again, it might scare them out of there. >> reporter: but experts say the sea lions just might be too smart. >> they figure out things quickly. they think the big issue is food is a big motivator for these animals. >> reporter: astoria's latest idea is lining the docks with beach balls which seem to scare the sea lions at least for now. affordable solution, right? >> affordable. and it's festive. it does look kind of nice out there. >> reporter: on this dock where you see all the sea lions right now, there's no beach balls there. so if the beach ball solution doesn't work, no worries. that giant orca will be driving
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down here within the next couple weeks. so we'll see if that works. the sea lions are expected to leave here in the next month, but then they are expected to return come august. back to you guys. >> have you micced the sea lions? >> just go with it and put a bunch of horns out. >> we said this before, but savannah and i were in a kayak in namibia of all places next to a sea lion colony. >> there's an odor. >> you can't even describe it. >> we started paddling backwards. >> do you think it's going to work here, the killer whale? >> yeah. briefly anyway until they figure out it's not real. meantime, we saw natalie yesterday braving roller coasters. this morning let's relive our childhoods. jenna wolfe is here to explain what she's been up to. >> reporter: hey, guys. good morning. when we were younger we had the five or six foot water slide in our back yard and we couldn't get enough.
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if only it was longer to last all afternoon. well, your prayers have been answered. check this out. it's one of the surest signs of summer. and if you build it, they will come. in droves. but this isn't just any slide. this is one endless water slide rolled out right through the heart of town. where you can slip and slide and slide and slide. >> if you're commuting during the week here, then you're on the slip and slide. >> reporter: the company, slide the city. if your main street has a hill, an appetite for the extreme, and a few thousand willing participants, this is the party for you. the rules are simple. grab a tube, take a running start, and hold on.
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if you can. the slide itself, three football fields in length. >> it will take me forever to get to the bottom. think about how much time i have on my hands now. what could i do? i could pick out my favorite cloud. i could decide if i like pushing or pulling better. i could probably decide if i like tangerines or any other kind of orange. whoo! >> reporter: it's expected to travel to more than 150 cities offering up at least for an afternoon a rare taste of the extreme. but the best part? >> in the water or going fast? >> go fast. >> reporter: a whole lot of water slide and an endless summer of fun. so for as low as $20 you, too, can -- >> what was that? >> delayed reaction. >> it was the wind in my hair. you can experience it. it's in pensacola and raleigh
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this weekend. and we posted a link to other upcoming cities on today.com. >> one more time. >> whoo! >> this is also what the snail said riding the turtle. >> coming to new york in august in central park. >> if you want to increase your speed, a little vegetable oil. >> they did that. we put it on the bottom of our tubes. >> and some balsamic. >> tomorrow we're taking you inside the largest underground lake in the country. carson? >> sounds good. just ahead, kevin connolly here. we're excited for his new movie "entourage" coming to the big screen. we'll talk all about it in a bit. but first it's your local news and weather.
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welcome on your wednesday morning. it's 8:26. i'm sam brock. a novel approach. a san francisco doctor getting the all-clear to treat patients with the illegal drug ecstasy or mdma. the federal government maintains that the popular rave drug has no therapeutic value. he's conducting a clinical trial with 18 patients. that's in conjunction with intense therapy sessions to help people dealing specifically with end of life situations. if the trial is deemed successful mdma may be used to treat a larger pool of patients over a two-year period. right now maybe a little bit of slowing in theay, mike? a little slower through 880.
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crash 880 and montague expressway. the rest of the drive not so bad considering the time of day. slowing south 880 and 680 typical for fremont. 680 slowing in towards san ramon. the rest of the approaches. toward the bay bridge. nothing surprising. oakland as well as the east shore freeway. north bay and novato through san rafael. school is out. a lot of us seeing lighter traffic patterns in general. back in 25 minutes with another local news update.
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8:30 now on this wednesday morning. it is the 27th of may 2015. we are very excited because we are taking this show on the road in two days. al and i are getting on a plane together. going to have bonding time. me and you and mr. 305. >> that's right. mr. worldwide. pitbull. >> our friday summer concert series. >> yes. >> what's the weather looking like? >> going to be hot and humid.
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temperatures low 90s. also the 25th anniversary of universal orlando. >> hot and humid and hair frizzy. >> also coming up jill a rolling out great steelals and dealing for father's day. >> and kevin connolly is here to talk about the new "entourage" film. >> and last night was great on agt. the wildest thing happened to howie mandel. >> and he was not happy. >> it was amazing though. it was hilarious. >> we'll show you the clip coming up. first a check of the weather. >> all right. let's look ahead to the weekend. here we go. lots of sunshine for tomorrow up and down the eastern seaboard. more wet weather great lakes into texas. sunny skies and warm in the pacific northwest. warmer down in southern california with a high about 80. 82 in l.a. on saturday more rain back into
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central texas wherehe previous way down into florida. and then sunday sunday! we get some rain here in the northeast. we really need it. it's been awfully dry. lots of sunshine in the pacific northwest. and the heat and humidity continue down in that's wha right now low clouds misty skies across the golden gate bridge. 55 degrees over the san jose. sun breaks through the clouds and a bit warmer. 59 right now. san francisco not much of a warmup at all today. highs in the upper 50s to low 60s. north bay temperatures in the low 70s around santa rosa and petaluma. upper 70s around pleasanton. the forecast into the weekend. friday, saturday and sunday warmer across the south bay. mid 60s around san francisco. >> we got a huge crowd. it's been building all morning long. all these nice folks out here on the 48th street side of the
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plaza. look at them all hanging out here. what's that? >> our middle school. >> where's that? >> new mexico. >> yeah! now let's head back inside to mr. lauer. >> all right, al. thank you very much. want to get a jump on some great gifts for your dad? time for a special edition of steals and deals. jill martin is here to reveal the bargains of a lifetime. >> good morning. >> let's start right off the bat and tell people everything we're going to show them today will ship in time for father's day. >> that's right. but you have to order it within 24 hours. >> all right. let's start with great shirts for dad. these are polo shirts from cutter and buck. we took some dads from outside who are doing modeling for us. you look great. >> they were excited to come in and model this morning. retails $72. 11 different styles.
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moisture wicking fabric. so if you golf or you want to exercise they are perfect. machine washable. retail $72. the sale $18. >> your big chance. do the model walk right over there. very nice. perfect. happy father's day. thank you very much. let's take look at our next bargain. they told me lift the boxes up high so as not to break anything. >> got away with that one. sterling watches. everything from leather bands to stainless steal bands on our website. comes with a two-year warranty. if you want to get matching for you and your wife on the site there is also deals for women's watches. retail $325 to $595. the deal $65 for any of them. 88% off. >> great father's day idea. let's go to our next gift box.
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you just send them your photos. they upload them put them on the pillow and ship them. super easy. the retail is $72 to $90. $19 up to 76% off. >> great going deal. love those. good personalized gifts. let's take our next one here. okay. are they see bluetooth speakers? >> i haven't broken anything so that's good. $179.99. this is a bluetooth stereo speaker. it works with any smart device or for usb ports. and it auto pauses to take phone calls. allows you to never miss a beat. >> got it. perfect. thank you. >> the retail, $179.99, the deal $54, 70% off. >> walk me with me. carson and al are already digging in. come here jill. >> okay. well, you sit, too, to enjoy. >> absolutely. you sit here.
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>> really? nothing like steak at 8:35. >> that's all right. tell us about the meal. >> okay. so our "today dads," these are from omaha steaks. the retail $168 to $169.50. all different situations. you have to go on our website to see. usually setting for four. how's the bacon? >> excellent. >> great. >> yeah? so they ship this out for you frozen? is that what happens? >> it comes frozen and lasts a few days. put it in the freezer, take it out and heat it up. even i can do that. >> really good quality, burgers, steak. filet is good. >> what are the prices? >> the two packages world's coolest dad or dinner with dad package so you can eat with your father. so $168 to $169.50. the deal for any of them is $49.99. up to 71% off. >> one for your dad and one for yourself. >> there you go. dads are allowed to order for themselves. this is a great one. all of these are great. this is the time of the segment where i go back over the deals. jill, polo shirts.
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cutter & buck. the stuhrling watches, mail pix the ihome speakers and deals from omaha steaks. for questions, can you head to the steals & deals page at today.com. jill thank you very much. guys, eat up. kevin connolly on the new "entourage" movie and a bit of an injury he suffered during the filming. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back now at 8:39 with kevin connolly who stars as eric or "e" in the highly anticipated "entourage" movie. this time is he not only vincent chase's manager but a producer on vincent's brand-new movie. problems arise when the production goes a little over
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budget. take a look. >> we can't finish the movie without money. >> really? i thought we could finish it with froot loops. i'm telling you. it's your job to tell him these things. >> you need to call him because i'm walking into lamaze class. >> nothing says you're working harder going to lamaze class at noon on wednesday. >> welcome back. >> thanks for having me. >> four years ago the whole gang was here at the end of the tv series. i said is there going to be a movie? and you said we are going to do our really best to make that happen. you did it. >> we did it yes. >> was it hard? >> yeah well there's just more moving parts to a movie. a tv show is one thing. a movie, it's really starting to scratch. >> also, four years after the series ends, all the actors are off doing other things. it's like herding cats. >> that was part of the problem. also, too, it was three years for us. or 2 1/2 years for us. it took a year to write the script. and then like we talked about it a little bit off the air. you know we shot for a long time. we shot for a year. >> does the dynamic pick right
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back up? is it the old bicycle analogy? >> of course. i mean you know that's the bad cliche, it's like riding a bike. that's what we keep saying, but it's true. we're a tight-knit group. we're more like brothers you know. you know we're buddies. you know we yell at each other. we get mad at each other, but at the end of the day, we love each other. >> let's remind people. the television series ended. you and sloan are on again, off again girlfriend were flying off. she was pregnant. >> she was pregnant. she's still pregnant. >> she's been pregnant for four years. >> the longest pregnancy in the history of the world. yeah, no. yeah, so we took off to kind of try to see if we could figure things out. but as the movie opens up the baby is on the way. >> all right. now, the story goes kevin, that during the shooting of this movie, you managed to break a leg. >> i did. >> how does this happen? >> well we were doing a scene, we had a bunch of cameos on that day. we had russell wilson gronkowski, all these guys. we had probably 25 30 cameos.
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there was a scene where we were playing beach football. you know we thought it would make sense to play tackle football which at the end of the day, you know hindsight wasn't the greatest idea. you know jerry and i were sort of roughhousing. jerry tried to tackle me. we were in the sand but you just heard that weird -- >> pop? >> -- kind of almost like splitting chopsticks. i know that sounds terrible. it's like -- it's just like a weird kind of a split noise. >> how long did that lay you up? >> i got up because my adrenaline picked up. i was a little embarrassed, first of all. all these real tough athletes are standing there. i just popped up like i was going to try to walk it off. i ducked behind a bush and cried for two hours. >> kevin came out. >> i was weeping. you know i was so embarrassed. i kind of played through it for a few days. and then i mean i worked for three days with a broken leg. finally i said guys i've got to go to the hospital. this is not a sprain. my leg is folded back the other direction. i'm pretty sure it's broken. >> i want to ask you -- first of
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all, i'm happy you're okay. i want to ask you about something you put up on facebook. during high school your yearbook photo, had you labeled as most likely to be famous. >> right. >> what were you like as a young man that led your buddies to believe you were going to be the one who was going to be famous? >> well you know listen. it was a nice thing for my classmates to vote me. but at that point, i had already done a bunch of acting. to me i always took it it was more a vote of confidence from my classmates to kind of keep going. because i had been you know going -- you know, moving towards that goal. so it was really them. they knew that i was moving out to california. so it was really -- i always took it as a vote of confidence to say, listen we believe in you. go out get out there. >> did you stay in touch with them? >> of course, all the time. >> they must be so proud of you. >> it's always nice to see the guys. >> it's always good to see you. we've been waiting for the movie for a long time. we're happy it's finally here. >> it is here. >> can't wait. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. >> tomorrow we're going to catch up with vinny chase himself. and we've got jeremy piven later
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in the week. and "entourage" opens one week from today. >> there you go. up next, howie mandel opens up about the "america's got talent" auditions that sent him to therapy. but first, this is "today" on nbc. sent him to therapy. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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hypnotist. take something happened between howie and a hypnotist. take a look. the smallest thinnest latex gloves. you won't notice it but everyone is wearing gloves. wide awake, my friend. >> hi. nice to see you today. >> that's crazy. [ screaming ]
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>> okay. this was not a setup. >> no. >> are you still upset about it? >> i was upset about it and it's hard for me to watch. i didn't know. i was not prepared for that to happen. as somebody on a show that is a competition, i wanted to be fair so i was open. i wasn't going to block. i was open to being hypnotized. i didn't know what he was going to ask me to do. and i felt very -- kind of somewhat betrayed when it happened. but, you know i've been to therapy since. >> literally you went to therapy. >> i did. and my therapist explained to me this is a good thing. i have ocd. >> yeah. this is a real thing. it isn't a joke. >> it is a real thing. and that was a real thing. for those -- i've been reading online in social media. there are people that don't believe it. you know you know what you're doing but it's kind of like you were at a party and you had drinks or xanax and you don't care. as soon as he snapped me out of it my guard is back up.
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he didn't cure me. >> that was my next question. >> no. >> i don't know how to tell you this but i have a cold. should we be backing off? >> that bothers me. you should have told me earlier, but i'm okay. i'm all right. i'm very well medicated as i sit here. >> and i'm probably not contagious. >> you probably should be medicated. what are you basing that on? people say i'm in my third day, i'm not contagious. don't laugh with any "h." so you have another question for me? can i talk about this season? >> please do. >> it's an amazing season. it's our tenth anniversary. it's new and improved. there's amazing bigger talent than ever. we have an extreme show where we go outside. people are blowing themselves up and throwing themselves out of helicopters. we have guest judges. >> who are they going to be? >> i am announcing them here. neil patrick harris. michael buble. and marlon wayons and piers
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morgan morgan. >> and you have the golden buzzer. >> it is. it's on our desk where you can send somebody right through. they don't have to -- you can hear me right? >> yes. >> so it's a golden buzzer where you can hit it and you only get one per season. i used mine last night, but there are another three judges and they can use theirs. and the guest judges can use theirs. and they send them right through to the live shows at radio city music hall. >> right through, huh? >> yeah. >> you want to play a game with me right now? >> not so much. >> i'm over here. we're going to play either/or. as many as we can in 30 seconds. >> okay. >> call or text? >> text. >> nachos or wings? >> nachos. >> morning or night? >> morning. is this fun? >> i'm having a great time. >> is any viewer enjoying this? >> they are. beach or pool? >> pool.
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neither. i don't do water. >> because of the germs and stuff? >> public water. >> what about a jacuzzi? >> no! >> dark chocolate or milk chocolate. >> dark. >> de niro or pacino? >> can i have both? >> no. it's either/or. >> i'm not playing then. >> france or italy? >> italy. >> acrobat or dog dancing group? >> acrobat. what do i want to be? >> no. which you like more. >> this is boring. >> howard or heidi. >> what? what am i doing? heidi. >> you can catch howie on "america's got talent" on nbc. you know you have to get close to her for that. >> she's not sick. coming up next roses that last for months without water. one woman's big idea. but first this is "today" on nbc. let's shake. >> no. i am shaking.
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we're back at 8:52 with a woman and a rose proving it's never too late to start a new career. "today's" sheinelle jones is here with a story on second chapters. good morning. >> good morning to you. it's easy to see how people fall into ruts with their careers. but it doesn't have to be that way. you really can start again. especially when you're following your instincts. >> reporter: these days everything is coming up roses
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for shelly rosen. literally. as this chicago businesswoman delved into a new career at a tipping point in life she believes it's never too late to give it a try. hard work is nothing new to this longtime marketing executive, but ten years ago she wanted a different path. >> it was very intense and a lot of long days. >> reporter: today at 55 she searched for her next chapter. her own business. and this time she says she's found her niche. >> it's scary, but i feel that everything that i learned in my life up to this point really prepared me to be a business owner. >> reporter: her company sells one product, a rose. and as the saying goes a rose by any other name is still a rose. but what's eye catching about this one? it lives on and on. >> it's a real rose from ecuador but it does not require any water to keep its natural beauty. it comes in over 20 colors and lasts up to 60 days. >> reporter: in the $30 billion floral industry roses with help
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of her partners in ecuador created her business. >> these roses are actually a hundred days old. when i'm pitching a hotel i just open the box. >> reporter: so what's the secret to the magic roses? >> the innovation is in the formula of the rose. and after we harvest or cut the rose on our farm in ecuador, the process begins. >> reporter: word is getting around about these colorful roses that last for months. in fact, the creations are breaking here at saks fifth avenue. >> western were selected to get the top 33 fragrance companies in the world. so from the basement of my house where i started my company to saks fifth avenue it's exciting. >> reporter: but the success didn't happen overnight.
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her advice to others who are ready to start something new -- >> first and foremost you need to believe in yourself. two, you need a business plan. number three, you have to surround yourself with the best people. >> reporter: she also says to stay the course despite rough roads. >> the ability to be resilient and really passionate about your idea because you have to be willing to walk through a wall to make it happen. >> right now shelly's roses are availablt as her company expands, she's hoping to sell directly to consumers soon. imagining perhaps the mother's day roses could last for months. >> they're real. yeah. >> they're treated after they're grown in ecuador. >> but they're perfect. >> they don't smell -- really? >> it just doesn't smell as much. it's nice. >> to me it's in between. >> but for the spas they love it because they don't have to water and constantly clip. >> it doesn't smell unnatural.
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>> no. it's the real deal. >> thank you very much. good wednesday morning. it's 8:56. i'm sam brock. firefighters early this morning made quick work of a grass fire in east san jose which burned about an acre near the happy hollow zoo. it happened a little bit before 3:00 a.m. the crews had the fire extinguished in less than an hour. ? the south bay a woman expected of swindling mexican families out of a quarter of a million dollars. she's been charged with 14 criminal counts including grand
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theft and securities fraud. gilroy police say she promised to wire money to mexico only to pocket most of it. more than a dozen people are each dlooefdbelieved to have been bill bibliinged out of $10,000.
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this morning on "today's take," rashida jones is here exposing another side of the movie business. plus want to know what's got this guy grownaning? you will not believe it. plus colbie smulders gets results in a new comedy. coming up 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" on this wednesday morning may 27th 2015. i'm willie along with al, natalee, and tamron. hope your day is off to a good start. we are focused this morning on the states of texas and oklahoma where at least 19 people now are
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dead, 14 still missing. in texas alone, 46 countries have issued disaster declaration. in the city of houston, 2500 cars were abandoned. people just up and walked away from their vehicles because they had to and there's a bunch more severe weather on the way. we've heard these terrible stories of people being swept away in their cars in their homes. just their bodies themselves. we actually had our buddy jeff rossen do a live demo for us. he was down in morganton, north carolina on how to survive dangerous flooding situations. >> he was in the water with a rescue swimmer and eventually he gets in with him and lets him go to see what it's like. watch this. >> yeah.
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>> one of the rescuers in the boat falls into the water. and they did get jeff back in. jeff said he was petrified. . he thought they were going to miss him. >> explain what he was teaching just regarding the angle of your body. >> you don't want your head first. because if you hit things, that's going to be a traumatic head injury. so you want to kind of feet first get yourself feet first and so you can kind of keep yourself upright. >> and go with the water. and don't try to stand up. because then your feet will get swept out from under you. >> and the problem is people don't realize the power of water. i mean, about four to six inches of water moving at about four miles per hour takes you down. one to two feet of water will float a car. and four to six feet of water moving about four miles per hour will basically move a house off its foundation.
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unfortunately the nine people in that house that went down the blanco river and then smashed into a bridge and we lost them, it's horrible. speaking of the blanco river, it was at one point moveing so fast 223 cubic feet per second. that's 144 million gallons a day. if you took that amount of water, that would fill 218 olympic-sized swimming pools a day. houston, america's fourth largest city, they got so much rain. they got 11 inches of rain in six hours. they just got another inch of rain in the last hour. they're now about -- they had 500 water rescues in that six-hour period. they now are only about an inch away from having their wettest year ever. >> all in the last week and a half. >> it's crazy. and this is going to as we'll see in a little bit is going to keep reloading and they're going to get more.
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they've got more weather today and get a bit of a break now. and more coming before the end of the week. >> and it's interesting. we had a couple of the city officials we've seen go through that area. hurricane ike and other disasters. and they say that this is something again like they've never seen before. we instantly know the danger and the force of a hurricane, but back to the original conversation of the velocity of the flooding and how fast there are a couple of people reportedly who were frozen in fear in their vehicles as the water rushed around them and just the speed of it all is stunning. >> and the personal stories. the heart breaking phone calls. saying pray for them because they know they're being swept away. >> the homecoming queen on her way back from prom. >> our thoughts and prayers with the people in texas and oklahoma still as this continues on. i know you're going to be busy all week long tracking these other storms that are coming their way as well. switching gears on a much lighter note who do you think is the best celebrity pitchman
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ever? or endorser? >> michael jordan. >> yeah, okay. there are those. i guess more recently within the last three months or so. >> oh. >> narrow it down. >> i'm going to scale it down to the last three months because that's what nielsen, the media survey company has done. take a listen. see if you can recognize this famous celebrity voice. >> i don't know -- >> oh, yeah. >> within seconds right? >> what is he selling? >> i don't care. but i'll buy it. >> so they say liam neeson. is that a video game? okay. good. so they found he is, in fact, liam neeson along with pierce brosnan -- he did the kia
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sorrento commercial which you may remember. also jennifer garner. >> how much product is sold while they're the endorser? >> just maybe most memorable and who you immediately associate the product with the celebrity. >> matthew mcconaughey. >> and lincoln. >> jim carrey's imitation of him. >> so brilliant. i crack up laughing every time i see the real commercial just because i think of the jim carrey spoof. but if you listen to the words, it stops you in your tracks. it's a great add for that reason. but it's the only one on that list where i can name the pitch man and what they're pitching. and i love liam neeson, but i could not think of what he was selling. jennifer garner, i see the capital one commercial. but the others i couldn't name. >> i think the liam neeson hasn't had the repetitiveness as the others. >> lincoln is on all the time. >> people just like his voice. >> the one i remember is rob lowe with directv.
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they had so many of those and they were funny. >> repetition. >> you have a faufrt,vorite, al. >> yeah. george foreman. with the grill. you can't go wrong with that grill. >> i do love that grill. we have one that still works. >> because it works. >> it still works. >> that's it. >> and tamron, you have one. >> suzanne somers. i think i still have one of the original thigh masters. >> you do? >> not anymore but back then. i just love her energy and the thigh master changed the game. it took her from tv to a whole other stratosphere. >> who was that? >> it was the norditrack. >> total gym. >> also ron. i still use my showtime rotisserie oven.
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set it and forget it. bam. and the spinkrinkle. >> and he could scramble an egg inside a shell. pierce the top of it. >> and pocket fisherman. >> beat the master. >> who doesn't like a good pocket fisherman? >> you can't get the rotisserie anymore can you? >> i don't know. i've had it for ten years. >> talking about food and rotisserie, how about a big fish for dinner tonight? >> big. >> ooh. it's like flintstone big. >> jonathan black set out on a kayak in florida to catch a giant grouper. that was the goal of the day. mission accomplished. he reeled in a grouper -- i think it was a 552 pound. take a look. >> there he is. yeah, baby! that's a big boy.
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>> whoo! >> all right. okay. >> when it's that big, it's just whatever you want to do. >> i love his reaction. the groaning and then yeah, baby. so that was the record catch -- actually a grouper that was 680 pounds. we did look it up online. groupers can get as large as 800 pounds. >> wow. i was diving with sharks and actually saw a grouper ram a shark. they are tough. >> they look tough. >> you have another shot to catch them if you're in florida. >> all right. mr. roker check of the weather? >> unfortunately radar is lighting up down along texas and louisiana where we have severe thunderstorm warnings. we've got flash flood watches and warnings going on as we zoom in here and show you. houston again, getting hammered.
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lake charles all the way up to alexandria. we've got a risk of strong storms today. dangerous lightning, supercells. tornadoes can't be ruled out. 8 million people at risk. hail at about solis. so we're going to watch this very carefully. the one good thing that's come out of this, take a look at the lessening of the drought. from april to last week almost nothing. and i guarantee you we get the drought monitor update tomorrow, it will probably be just about gone. ironically, we've got drought here in the northeast in new england. we have some folk who is are way below normal for the month of high above the santa clara valley been watching the low clouds break up. now breaking out the sunshine in san jose. 58 degrees and the same temperature but very different looking sky around san francisco. misty skies there. low clouds and temperatures not moving much today around san francisco. close to 60 there. low 70s in the south bay. mid 70s towards the tri-valley.
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oakland 65 and should stay in that range for the a's game coming up at 12:35 start and fifth inning temperatures in the mid 60s. >> and that is your latest weather. >> thank you very much. coming up next the new comedy about a couple of fitness buffs trying with mixed results to whip a client into shape. we'll catch up with two of the stars colbie introducing the first ever gummy multivitamin from centrum. a complete, and tasty new way to support...
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in the great film "l.a. confidential." >> now they are starring in "results." and playing a gym owner trying to figure why colbie won't take on a wealthy client anymore. >> yeah he wanted to pay for two years in advance. i talked him down a bit. >> how did you handle that? >> poorly. okay? but he crossed the line. and i don't know i can't handle it when the line is crossed. >> what did he use inappropriate language or try and touch you? >> no. i mean, yes. he hired like a jazz band to sing to me. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> this is a lot of fun. it's part of that gym culture that exists. and guy i know the director wrote this with you in mind. is that right? >> apparently so, yes.
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he thought it would be funny to see kevin corgan and i in a film together. thought the fitness world would be the way to do that. and the fitness world is new for andrew, isn't it really? >> it is. i think andrew lives in austin where we shot this film and the culture there the fitness culture is quite prevalent there. >> you spent a lot of time in this movie running. >> yes, i did. >> you were five months prbtegnant at the time and it was in the summer in texas. how'd that go? >> it was a little bit warm. it was a little bit sweaty. but it was great. you know, austin is such a fun town. full of great food all of which i don't think either of us could partake in because we were trying to be -- >> but you did a lot of drinking there. >> i did do a lot of drinking. so i made up for it. >> a lot of drinking of water. >> because you were pregnant.
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but you guys became competitive with each other when it came to the working out thing. >> well i did. guy is -- i mean, he was working out multiple times a day. >> yeah. in between learning lines i was off to the gym. >> i'd see him and be like i'm in the gym we're working out together. that's what we do. he'd say yeah this is my third time. >> oh one of those guys. >> this isn't fair either because you were a body building champ at one time. was it mr. victoria was that your title? >> yes. it was the state championship in australia. this was in like 1984, so it's been a long time coming this movie. >> still have the trophy? >> i do. >> what do you do for that? you grease up? >> lose a lot of weight and surgery. >> okay.
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maybe that's it. you also, though -- you're a musician as well. you released an album. there's a song on the film they used and -- >> they did use -- there's a song on the record called "storm." and -- oh that's not the song. >> what is that? >> what's happening right now? >> this is another video for a different song. it's hilarious. that's a music video we did for a song. >> what's with your hair? >> it's all infomercial world. so we're different characters. >> celebrity pitchmen. >> so that's not the song in the film. >> they should have though. >> they should have. that's right. >> let's talk quickly about the new "avengers." a lot of people psyched about that. >> yes. >> ready for all that? >> i mean i did it yes. people are still seeing it and it's right there so people can still watch it. >> a billion dollars. >> a lot of money was made.
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>> you made a billion dollars? >> yeah. i made a billion dollars. >> nice. including our movie and that movie that's $2 billion. >> i didn't know indie films paid so well. >> yeah. really well. >> you guys are awesome. colbie smulders, thanks and guy pierce. >> thanks for having us. >> "results" is available on demand may 29th. coming up next are we smarter than fifth
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how do you spell anxiety? okay. probably what 285 kids will be feeling over the next few days at the scripps spelling bee. all vying for the title of "today's take" spelling champ. >> we're bad spellers. >> these words no one has heard of they're ridiculous. >> sticomithia. in hamlet's shakespeare wrote an intense confrontation between hamlet and the queen using sticomithia by two actors in alternating lines. okay. let's see. it is s-t-i-c-h-o-m-y-t-h-i-a.
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to kill bad breath germs on the go. good morning on your wednesday. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. the chp wants to talk to the people in this suv seen saturday night at a bay bridge toll plaza. the toll taker says he saw a young girl around 9 to 12 yearlies old screaming and struggling with a woman in the front passenger seat. it's a tan or gray chevy blazer with no license plates. the chp just wants to make sure that the girl is okay. a scare at sfo this morning. firefighters boarded the cargo hold of a southwest airline at sfo. officials say a baggage handler smelled something suspicious with a fume to it. passengers were delayed about 40 minutes as crews searched the plane. now the airport says firefighters found nothing and the flight went on its way to chicago. it did not cause wider issues. happening today at 6:00
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oracle arena be there or be stuck without tickets. game five of the western conference finals tips off. with a victory the warriors with steph curry in the lineup about clinch their first trip to the nba championships since 1975. right now they're up three games to one after the dubs somehow managed to lose a game en route to what we hope is an nba finals. we'll be right back with a look at traffic and weather.
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break out the sunshine earlier today. looking across the santa clara valley. nothing but sunshine in san jose. 59 degrees but nothing but low clouds still in san francisco. 58. for that reason san francisco not warming up a whole lot today. upper 50s to near 60. 73 in san jose. the north bay and tri-valley highs in the low 70s. mid to upper 70s near pleasanton. mike. looking toward the south bay. northbound at 17 and 880 still recovering from the earlier
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crash at montague. we just have the slower drive. now we see the commute starting to ease up. south 280 at 85. counter commute through xup cupertino. west 24 a little slow. same thing for the east shore freeway. the bay bridge toll plaza, live look showing the metering lights still on. still gray but not a big problem for fast track. >> hopefully you have one of those! mike thank you very much. back in 25 minutes with another local news update. for now we send you back to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines. america's waistline is getting bigger. according to researchers from healthways. the national obesity rate rose last year. in southern and mid-western states more than a third of the population was obese. increased use of alcohol among the elderly may lead to heart disease. a study at harvard medical school and brigham and women's hospital found the more people drink the more thickening of the heart muscle. the study reinforces u.s. recommendations that people who drink should do it in moderation. no more than a drink a day for women. no more than two drinks a day for men. researchers in britain are suggesting a link between newer
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oral contraceptive pills and a higher risk for blood clots. a study found women taking an older type of contraceptive pill had a two and a half times greater risk of serious blood clots. but women taking the newer type had a four times greater risk. the difference is in the type of the hormones used in the pills. lead researcher said women should not stop using their contraceptive but should consult their doctor if they are concerned. a study in europe suggests that more dietary fiber may reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. researchers looked at data from almost 30,000 people and found those with the higher fiber intake had an 18% lower risk of diabetes than those who took in the least fiber a day. more than 360 million people worldwide are affected by diabetes. and that number is expected to grow to more than 550 million in the next 15 years. taco bell and pizza hut are
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fazing out artificial ingredients. taco bell plans to get rid of all by the end of the year. and pizza hut plans to get rid of them in most of its products by the end of july. restaurant chains panera, mcdonald's, and subway has announced similar changes. >> we have no artificial ingredients in our weather forecast and no art fushlificial colors. on the map it's all natural. for our weekend planner we've got plenty of sunshine on the east coast. going to be on the warm and humid side. west coast looking spectacular. 85 tomorrow in portland. as we move on into saturday, more wet weather eastern great lakes back into texas again. 82 and sunshine in los angeles. the heat continues along the eastern seaboard. high humidity as well. sunday sunday! we're looking at more rain moving into the northeast where we really need it. new england as well. back into the gulf and again eastern texas still getting hammered.
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81 degrees in l.a. look for a high of 103 in right now still low clouds drizzle around san francisco, but a lot more in the way of sunshine in san jose right now. 59 degrees. earlier breakout for the sunshine today. that will be one reason we trend warmer from san jose to los gatos. san francisco mired in the low 60s. north bay in the low 70s. 65 in oakland. 67 in livermore. vaulting to near 80 by tomorrow around the tri-valley. >> and that is your latest weather. >> thank you very much, mr. roker. rashida jones is a screen writer, producer, and director but we love her as an actress. >> now not only do rashida have a new comedy in the works, she's cowriting a sequel to a beloved
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and wildly popular animated movie. we'll tell you about that. she also produced a serious documentary about young women working in amateur pornography. it's called "hot girls wanted." here's a clip. >> i go by lucy tyler. and she's a fun little bubble gum princess teeny bopper character that i play. i tuck in my nose ring and take out my gauges and wear my hair in my face. it's fun to have a different persona. >> and rashida is with us this morning. so good to have you as it always is. >> nice to be here. >> why did you tackle this topic? >> well i think porn is now prevalent. i mean it is almost part of our mainstream. and it just felt like it was time to maybe investigate a little deeper into the industry. it's totally unregulated industry. and this particular part of the industry, amateur porn which is not really amateur porn, it's just made to seem like amateurs
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are involved. they attract 18-year-old girls to come work with the promise of glamour and success and fame. you know, the reality is a little different from that. >> there are often stereotypes of girls who end up in this world. what did you learn about many of those you got to know? >> one of the goals of the movie is to show you there's no kind of girl who come here. it's not people that come from broken homes to fill a hole in their heart. these girls have great families and boyfriends and it's now just kind of an acceptable way to make fast money really. >> you met one young woman and her boyfriend. what did you learn meeting them? >> kendall is really the voice of reason in the movie. he supports the fact that, you know women want to make their own money and that feels empowering but there's a cost to that for some women. i think he just encourages his girlfriends to see that the cost is too high eventually.
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>> well we're going to take a turn from the serious to the satire. because you're going to be starring in a new comedy tv series soon. you're angie tribeca. you're a veteran of the police department but it's part of the heinous crime unit. like svu meets csi. >> yes. it's a silly, silly, silly show. it's in the spirit of being dumb. >> great cast there. >> yeah. i mean it's utterly ridiculous. >> best actor ever. why is he there? >> it's amazing. >> this guy kind of looks like willie geist a little. >> he does. that's hayes macarthur. he's great. >> okay. >> look at that. >> wow. that's really something. >> that's like billy geist. >> it is.
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my younger brother billy. >> especially in that picture. crazy. >> rashida was saying she wanted to recreate that photograph. >> i was saying that. that's crazy. >> are you ready to do it? >> let's see who looks more like willie geist. >> you are one of the writers on "toy story 4"? my gosh. >> when's it going to be out? >> 2017. >> can you give us any hints about what happens? >> what did you say? i can't hear anything you're saying. this is a picture. which side are you supposed to be on? >> i feel this side. >> am i on the wrong side? >> you look so much alike. >> amazing. >> wow. other way. >> there you go. oh, that's great. >> it's not working. >> yes it is working.
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>> this is fantastic television. >> we'll show it to you later. >> could you go over and paint a wall now? >> it's comedy. >> it's really, really fun. >> i love that. >> your promotional line for the show is it's dumb and fun. >> i'm admitting it. it's my favorite kind of comedy. >> i'm in. >> we just need a couple more like you. >> looks like a total blast. we love you. come back every day. you're the best. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> you'll have to wait until 2017 to watch "toy story 4." angie tribeca later this year on tbs. and documentary "hot girls wanted" will be released this week on netflix. up next, j. lo rocks some shorter locks just in time for the summer. we're going to reveal jennifer lopez's new look in pop fix after this. ♪ we came in station wagons, campers,
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>> you know what that means. club music. don't judge my music. it's hump day and so it's time for pop fix on a hump day which is wednesday. >> yes. >> okay. robert redford is having a busy week. the actor gave the commencement speech where his grandson was graduating. what an honor. he told the class don't be afraid to take a risk don't be
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afraid of failure. be bold and risk may be the latest of his film a walk in the woods. the 78-year-old plays a grandfather who decides to kick start his life with a hike on the appalachian trail. we got a first look. >> you are not doing this alone. >> how would you like to join me for a stroll? >> not in this lifetime. >> next time call me for something fun. >> you two ended up on each other's nerves. >> that was four years ago. >> seizures. >> you go. >> you go. >> what goes up must come down. what the hell happened to down? >> a walk in the woods hits theaters in september. i like that line. norway is crazy in love with
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beyonce and jay-z. say it was a title wave of attention for the superstar couple. do i get a month free for that line? i should. >> you used tidal. >> something free. according to e news the two were in oslo for a meeting at the headquarters, when they left they were mobbed. yeah. they were mobbed by their adoring fans a video shows the car slowly moving as a huge crowd descended on the car. look at that. that's how al roker is greeted each day. this is days after they attended the friend's wedding in florence. that's the met gala. but they did go to a friend's wedding and a lot of people there. >> okay. >> you did get home late didn't you. >> i saw a picture of the wedding. but legal reasons we can't so we showed the met gala. and you said these two people
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went to a wedding. >> it will be on. we'll put these older pictures up. >> one heck of a producer. >> strange things in hollywood lately. adam levine gets sugar bombed and j.lo showered with confetti. the judge welcomed confetti at the timee. at los angeles airport not so much. lopez stepped out with her new short hair do at l.a.x. a guy in a clown costume confettied her. the prankster is richie the barber. apparently he gave chloe and kourtney kardashian the same treatment last year. j.lo just brushed it off like brush off that craziness, but the real headline is -- >> talk about the hair. >> take a close look at j.lo's crop. >> i love it. >> her cropped air. j.lo looks much like tamron hall. it's beautiful. >> i love it. >> anything she does nothing is
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away. but one doctor has turned that to his method and mission. >> he's taking a fresh approach to heal what ails you. >> i'm going to give you extra credit. >> reporter: just like any other physician, dr. ronald weiss does standard checks and prescribes traditional medicine. >> big breath. >> reporter: but when it's time to act on a diagnosis, he often takes an approach that would be considered extreme by many doctors. >> the greens i'm going to recommend to you are the strongest drugs known to mankind. >> reporter: for most patients he prescribes a plant-based diet. no meat, dairy or processed food that he thinks would help fight diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. >> do you understand your medication? >> i do. >> the ultimate goal is to relieve suffering. and to sustain life and make life better. so i will choose any way that we have to do that. >> reporter: most doctors and nutritionists agree that a
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plant-based diet can be helpful but not necessarily a cure for medical conditions. and strict diet and lifestyle can make it a challenge for someone to get all their nutrients. >> vitamin b-12, potassium iron are all high risk nutrients for those people who are engaging in being a vegan or a vegetarian lifestyle. so you need to make sure that you're following through on the lifestyle and the diet in o way that you're getting all the nutrients and aren't lacking anything. >> reporter: after 25 years after practicing medicine outside new york city, dr. weiss wanted to do something different. he purchased a historic farm in rural new jersey and opened his primary care practice. the farmers grow what he calls living medicine. produce then provided to the farm's community supported agriculture program. >> it's a big part of what we're trying to accomplish at the csa.
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it's not only hand out the beautiful vegetables but to really help our members learn how to incorporate them into their daily eating habits. >> reporter: she teaches patients how to make everything tasty. and csa members earn their share by paying a membership fee and volunteering ten hours every season. debra lost 108 pounds after dr. weiss prescribed a plant-based diet. >> i had felt like somebody had given me the keys to a brand new car. i had a new lease on life. i saw things differently. i was lighter on my feet. i was jogging now. i was walking. i was being active. >> you're looking at kale, young kale here. >> reporter: at his open house for potential patients, a tour, testimonials, and of course lunch. planting the seeds for a new division of wellness. >> health is when you don't have diseases and illnesses and you're not a patient, you're a
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person. you're a normal human being. without having to go to doctors, without having to take drugs. that is health. >> sounds good to me. dr. weiss does account for nutrients his patients could miss. you want to consult with a doctor and a registered dietitian before taking on a diet like this. coming up we're going to be back in a moment. first this is "today" on nbc.
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oh, we got a big show. >> huge show. >> maroney. paula abdul. howie mandel. >> that's huge! >> and hoda.
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very good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. pilots on a southwest flight to san diego made an emergency landing at l.a.x. all 77 passengers on board were evacuated. nothing was found. firefighters believe it may have
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been a faulty warning light. first time anywhere drug companies will have to pay for collecting and disposing of unused drugs in almeado county. yesterday the u.s. supreme court refused to hear an appeal of the historic 2012 law requiring drug makers to pay about half a million dollars a year for proper disposal of unused drugs. the author tells the oakland tribune other cities may adopt similar laws. clouds are starting to break up around some of the inland valleys. a slight warm upinland. not much change around the coast. highs in the low 70s. mid to upper 70s around saratoga and los gatos near the afternoon. up towards the north bay and tri-valley, mid 70s in the forecast today. oakland 65. and we'll get to the temperatures right around the midpoint of the a's game which comes up just after noon today. temperatures in the 60s with
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some patchy low clouds. temperatures will climb as we approach the start of the weekend. san jose temperatures close to the upper 70s on friday. low 80s to start the weekend. san francisco only climbing into the mid 60s. the north bay will see highs approaching 80 on saturday. tri-valley will see warmer temperatures too. stay tuned to the north bay. could see a chance of a few showers as we wrap up the weekend with increasing clouds and a cool-down on sunday as the seabreeze turns stronger to wrap up the weekend. thank you, rob. another local news update coming in half an hour. hope you enjoy your morning.
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♪ from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> looking good. ♪ > pretty. >> who is that? >> i can't remember, but it's awesome. okay, it's wines day wednesday. we have a jam-packed show for you today. like the handsome dylan mcdermott. >> didn't you love him in that movie? hard not to. and grammy and emmy award winner, paula abdul. >> yeah. and speaking of "america's
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got talent" judge howie mandel kicked off the show last night. he's shaking hands. he's coming here -- >> he's a little angry. >> he's not a little angry. he is upset. okay. it's wednesday. that means we have the locks for love. this week she's doing it differently. >> what are you doing? what do you have in your little bag? >> so i have a giant beach bag. >> yeah. >> which is one of the six items that we'll feature today on our guess the price luxe for less game. so we have played this one before. kind of like the "price is right." we'll team you up with two people from the plaza. you're going to play match the price to guess which item. >> i like that. we did that a week ago. >> the winners get the things? >> they get everything. but you can play along at home. so we're asking viewers to guess which is $19.99.
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if you guess it right we'll announce the winner. >> okay. >> adorable. >> every week -- i can't wait. >> we're coordinated today. >> yes, you look adorable. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> see you later. >> she's as big as a minute. she's a second. >> you could snap her over your knee. it is time -- we pause for hoda's words of wisdom. >> okay. you have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. john bunyan. >> that's fantastic. >> he's a writer. >> you can only take with you what you have given away. >> i think you -- i think we start swapping out the wednesdays because you have -- okay so next wednesday it's yours. i want to see what you have next wednesday. >> all right. it will be fun. okay. so smart, she is -- >> i think she's so genuine with her fans. >> yeah karen my best friend went to taylor swift's concert. three moms and -- four moms and
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four daughters so the kids were there. they had the 1999 sign and they all -- i mean 1989. the name of her cd. anyway, they dressed up. then they went and they were there at the concert and while they were standing in the audience, taylor swift's mother goes up and goes hi. they were talking, oh my god, it's so exciting, blah blah blah. so the concert goes on and they -- their day has been made. they met taylor swift's mom and their day is made. taylor swift's mom comes at the end of the concern and says come with me. she takes them to the back stage area and they got to meet taylor. >> wow. >> she visited with them -- they were saying almost an hour. she took pictures. she signed things. i mean -- >> oh, my gosh that's so nice. >> i mean can you even believe? and then taylor said to katherine i'm going to follow you on tumblr and she did.
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>> the worst thing that can happen you meet your idol and they're not -- >> not what you think. >> and to find out that she's even greater than they thought is terrific. >> is that awesome? by the way, if you want a nice word trait of taylor swift look at this one. so do you have any idea what that is made out of? it looks like the little dots that you paint -- with the little dots. >> it's lego bricks. >> oh a display at lego land in windsor, in the u.k. that's genius. she is big everywhere. >> yeah. she's on the forbes list too. one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. >> she's so smart about how she's managing her career her mom is so front and center. awesome. >> yeah. >> okay, yesterday, we asked you to send in a look alike picture you and your daughter. >> we showed you rumer willis and her mom, demi moore. they wrote #twinning. anyway look at the pictures
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people sent in. here is stephanie with her mom. oh my god the annual ladies golf tournament. >> carla and katrina, next in their power suits. >> so sweet. >> you know, it's hard to tell the mom and the daughter. you have to really look. >> kristen and crystal dressed up as rosie the riveter. >> she's been a fun mom. you can tell. >> ambler and her mom bobbi at disney. so cute. and zoe with daughter kiely and matching christmas sweaters. lastly we have danine with her daughter jay. awesome. you know, so we got to thinking about twinning. >> yes. >> we have seen moms and daughters who look alike so we wondered about -- look like your dog. >> would you send us a picture so wee want to see a picture of you and your dog if you look
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like twins. or your cat. >> some people look like their cats. >> or your fish whatever you have that you love. okay? we'll look forward to that. now the bachelorette -- >> breaking news. breaking news. okay. you remember that the guys decided that kaitlyn was going to stay and be the bachelorette. but the other girl, brit they sent her packing going home. all right. she was crying in the car. remember the whole thing? >> yeah. >> one of the bachelors named brady was upset. >> he wanted to be with her. >> he said i don't want the other girl. i want the one you bounced. guess who's dating? guess who's dating? those two. anyway -- >> guess who doesn't care. >> you. >> anyway they sent some pictures on staingram that showed that, you know they've been dating for almost three months. and they're still together. >> have a healthy cynicism about this skeptical attitude. >> what do you mean? look. >> there is a tv show that we're having two people on called "unreal" which is -- it's about
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a show called -- i don't know, "ever lasting" or something. it's a show within a show. and it's so spot on. >> about how reality isn't really real? >> well you just be the judge. we'll ask questions. >> that was interesting. you wonder how much gets egged on by producers and how much is real. so the groom surprises his bride in an interesting -- >> i wouldn't have loved this at all. but there is usually a ring bearer, a niece or nephew or even a puppy, the ring bearer was an owl. so the groom named shaun palmer -- oh, my god. are you joking? maybe it's a falcon or something. >> they said it's an owl. >> i know. you know what i mean. >> oh, yeah. well she looked happy. >> england. >> okay. >> maybe it's their pet. >> or maybe it's hagrit's owl.
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who's placed on some major picture soundtracks. >> best known for 1997 hit film "my best friend's wedding." or "august of osage county." >> now he stars in the third chapters of the "insidious" series, whose daughter is getting unwanted visitors. take a look. >> what happened? >> i was thrown out of bed. >> there was no one in your room. i would have seen them. >> it wasn't a person. it was a -- before i thought that it was mom trying to contact me. but it's not. it's something else. >> creepy. >> yeah. >> it's a great horror movie. >> can you believe it?
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>> so what -- first of all, hello. >> nice to see you. so nice to be here. >> okay. >> i can say -- i know for a fact i know the difference. >> so when you get this script, are you thinking oh a horror movie or thinking, cool i have never done a horror movie? >> no, i was looking forward to doing one some time. we look at the horror movies as a really popular place in the film world so i was ready to jump in. i'm almost 30 years in this business. >> wow. >> you'd think by now i'd do one. this is my first opportunity. >> stepping into something already so wildly successful. >> it was the best. >> turns out i'm not stupid. it's true. >> is the creep factor there on the set? when we watch at home, we're totally skeeved out. but on the set is it laughing and jokes and fun? >> of course the director and writer who also appears in the film we have a great time. he once arranged the set to make
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it as spooky as possible. so really even the work lights are dimmed. maybe sometimes there's ominous music. for me, what i was most scared of on the set was just tripping over the cables in the dark. so -- >> is this the third and final or will you die in it and -- >> i don't die in it so that's good. >> oh, thank god. >> you have to call that a spoiler alert. you know, it's a good spoiler alert. a happy spoiler alert. >> people do. >> people do die. certainly make you miserable you know? turns out if you try to reach across to the other side where my daughter played by the wonderful stefanie scott who's just making her mark tries to reach out to her mom, who's passed away my wife. you start the movie, it's more like a family drama than it is a horror movie. but in this story when you try to speak to the dead they can all hear.
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>> oh. is this rated "r"? >> i don't know what the rating is. i think pg-13. >> can we talk about you as a cellist for a moment? there's something -- >> i love the beautiful cello line. like a beautiful french horn. >> have you been playing your whole life since as a kid? >> i have. i started as a 7-year-old. >> way bigger than you. >> yeah, it was. in fact, my mother just yesterday reminded me that i asked her at 7 do you think i'm big enough to play that instrument? >> oh. >> turns out i was. >> and then -- >> i played it threw high school and college. >> jurassic world coming out. >> i have three movies where i play on the score. >> no kidding? the best of the business play in these things. >> tomorrow land and jurassic world and the pixar animated -- wildly populated.
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>> how fun to go back and forth. >> we'll spin the bottle once for you. >> you know the answers. >> i'm reaching here. what is your biggest fear? >> oh, you know -- >> we don't know. >> no, you don't. well, you know just catastrophe. terrible things happen to the people you love. >> a great way to end. >> no. that's why i like this script and i like this movie so much because it's a real family story. that's the father's fear is what's happening to his daughter. not some sort of spooky ghost. it's a real being that's trying to kill her. >> make one promise to us. >> what's that? >> you'll come back and see every movie you do. >> you guys have been so cool over the years, i can't believe it. you're so nice. i'm so any time. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> "insidious" from focus
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25 years for "opposites attract." >> i know. >> does it feel like that? >> no. i did it for one reason only and that was to pay gratitude to gene kelly. and because of that video, he called me. i dedicated it to him. sent it to his agent. he called me two days later and asked him to come have tea in the uk. and the next 2 1/2 years, it was my favorite weekly thing to do. >> you went to have tea with him? >> yes. >> that is fantastic. >> what a lovely gentleman he was. >> and it's the gift of gratitude. >> so you're back in the judge's chair. how does that feel? >> you know i never call myself a judge. i'm just going to have mentor at law. >> there you go. >> i feel like my whole life has been about, you know just helping untopped raw talent. >> not criticizing, telling them how they can be better. >> giving them constructive criticism so they can become better.
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>> that's why i think it was always the appeal of you on "idol." you were the sweet one. the one that actually really cared about them. >> you were cheering people on. you've been there. that's the difference. when you're a performer and you had to audition and you had to -- you know what it feels like. >> entertainers is a different feat altogether. there has to be a level of -- hearing something that is a little bit productive as opposed to immediately cutting down so that they can hear something positive and then hear what they need to hear. >> when you heard about the end of "idol," was it a shocker to you? >> i found out -- i was here in new york. i found out just like everyone else. i woke up and my twitter feed was going crazy. are you coming back? are you coming back? what is going on? >> yeah. >> i found out like everyone else did. and it was bittersweet. i felt a little shocked and melancholy. you know i had the blessing of
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being there since day one. and when i left it was at the height. it was still 30 plus million people watching. >> yeah. >> it was just -- >> you were such a cool combination. you had that weird rapport that was always fun to watch. >> it's like the song "opposites attract." >> for whatever reason it worked. >> and how is your personal life going? are you happy? you seem happy. >> i'm really happy, thank you. feeling good. loving doing "so you think can you dance." it's a blessing. the talent is delightful and just incredible and different and unique and i'm excited. >> and nigel is another judge on the show as well. >> i sit between nigel and jason. >> oh, my gosh! >> and she's wonderful. it's just been an incredible experience. >> she's a grateful girl hoda. >> i am. >> great to see you. >> you can catch "so you think you can dance" starting june 1st
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♪ we're back and it's wines day wednesday, and we're ready to play our trivia game "who knew." we're all in the mood for little summer fun so you'll test the knowledge of our favorite songs and movies from summers past. kathie lee is ready to hand out a hundred bucks to anyone who gets it right and those who don't they get one of her wonderful cds. everyone is a winner, sort of. here to help me out is the editor-in-chief of the show biz cafe. >> all right. this beautiful lady is from jackson, mississippi. in the 1978 film "grease" danny and sandy sang about their summer nights during the lunch break at which high school? >> rydell high.
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>> yes, honey. >> rydell high. jack she got it. >> that's right. rydell high is a fictitious name but in reality it's in los angeles in venice. it's one of the most famous high schools in america. not only was "grease" filmed there, but also "pretty in pink" and even britney spears filmed her "baby one more time" in the hall. >> all right. >> where are you from did you say? >> arkansas. >> arkansas. here's your question. >> all right. >> in the 1972 hit "saturday in the park" which summer holiday was the band chicago singing about? memorial day, fourth of july or labor day? >> fourth of july. >> yes. >> she didn't think her husband knew. it was one of her oh, my gosh. wow. all right. yeah. >> well this song in 1972 was a huge hit.
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it peaked at number three for the band chicago. but it was inspired because one of the band members was actually walking through central park on the fourth of july. >> really? >> that's how that whole thing came to be. >> i love it. >> this lovely lady is from oklahoma. amy poehler and bradley cooper and paul rudd all starred in which 2001 film? 500 days of summer, wet hot american summer or i know what you did last summer? you weren't even born. >> no you weren't. "i know what you did last summer." >> no, but i know you'll love this cd. >> well, all right. "wet hot american summer" is the correct answer. >> yeah. it became a cult classic and the reason is because of the amazing cast at bradley cooper, amy poehler, elizabeth banks. you name it. and now netflix is doing a prequel series.
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and that's a genius. >> netflix is so smart. over to you. >> look how darryling this girl is. she's from boyles town, pennsylvania. finish the lyrics to this 1964 hit by martha and the vandellas. you weren't even born. let's hear it. ♪ summer's here and the time is right ♪ >> oh, dancing in the streets. >> thank you, everybody for singing it. >> by the way what a classic. >> what a classic. mickey stephenson and marvin gay himself wrote the song. and it was one of the biggest songs in motown history. it was about change in america at that time. it was a civil rights anthem at that moment. >> didn't know that. time for one more. >> this lady is from manhattan, kansas. taylor swift attended the billboard music awards with the man behind last year's hit song "summer" which reached number seven on the billboard charts. what's his name? calvin harris harry styles or hosier?
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>> "b," harry styles. >> no no no. oh, stop it. she's going to get a beautiful cd. >> the correct answer is calvin harris. >> calvin harris. there's all evidence that they are dating even though that the couple still has not officially confirmed their relationship. >> okay. yeah. they seem cozy. >> but harris is a big-time deejay in music. his album "18 months" gave way to nine top ten singles in the u.k. breaking a michael jackson record. so he's really successful. >> wow. wow. >> she's really lucky. >> she is. jack, thank you so much. all right, "america's got talent" and so does he. howie mandel is here. [ laughter ] he looks very afraid. and then what goes on behind the scenes of reality tv. i ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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fasten your seat belts and get ready for a wild ride because some of the biggest hits kicked off with one of our our favorite judges, howie mandel. this year's the competition on "america's got talent" is better than ever. wait until you see how one performer got howie to take a look at his biggest fear. take a look. >> in a moment everyone has on the smallest, thinnest latex gloves. you won't notice it. but everyone is wearing gloves. wide awake my friend. >> hi, nice to see you today. >> that's crazy! >> oh, my god. look at you. >> i wasn't happy. >> no. >> no. >> when did you -- >> you know, i felt -- i had been telling people, i felt somewhat betrayed because i was not told what the act was. >> yeah. >> he said you want to be hypnotized, i'll be hypnotized. i thought we'd do some fun things. i didn't think that was what was going to happen. >> so you obviously were really
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hypnotized? >> i was really hypnotized. ever been hypnotized? >> no. >> it's real, i guess it gets you to a place psychologically where you feel like you have had a couple of drinks or you have had xanax. you know you'll do something at party you would never do, maybe you're embarrassed about it. or not happy. >> yeah, like hoda. >> but, you know, that's what it is. but you know and he snapped me out of it. you know, i have no desire to do that again. i don't think it's a dangerous thing or a bad thing, but i know they hypnotize people instead of anesthetic. the power of suggestion. >> yeah, frank was able to quit smoking years ago. it has good purposes. why don't you have him hypnotize you out of being so germophobeic? >> well, he's not a clinical hypnotist. he can't cure me. i don't know if that's a cure
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for ocd. it was for other people's entertainment. >> you feel exploited and used. >> yeah i'm not a piece of meat. i'm a man. >> you are a man. >> yeah. everybody is exploiting me. my son with the help of roman atwood of youtube fame. they tp'd my house while i was here in "america's got talent." >> that was a professional job. >> yeah. >> can we talk about your awesome job. you have brand-new guest judges. >> during the judges' cut we'll have guest judges. michael buble, neil patrick harris and marlon wayans -- >> no women. sexist. >> wait, peers morgan is there. >> we have two female judges. >> who? >> heidi klum. a lot of estrogen in the room. >> boy, you're testy. >> no, i'm not. speaking of which, my wife is at the age where -- you have to wear that estrogen patch, have you worn one of those?
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>> no, i couldn't do that. >> it came off and i rolled on to it and it was stuck on me for two days and i couldn't stop crying. i was so e -- i'm so emotional and crazy and i was having a hot flash. [ laughter ] that stuff is dangerous. that estrogen you ladies carry around. >> you're dangerous. >> we love you. >> don't miss any episode of the tenth season of "america's got talent." >> incredible. >> people come in from all over the world. people jumping off of helicopters blowing themselves up. bigger, better, crazier than ever. tuesday nights, right here on nbc. >> that was a perfect -- >> wow. >> that was perfect. >> all right. >> i'm out of here. >> we love you, buddy. >> bye-bye. >> competing for love -- >> hold on not yet? >> oh, go ahead. >> we'll catch
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all right. we all have our guilty pleasures when it comes to reality shows like "the real housewives" or "keeping up with the kardashians." >> have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes and if they're real? >> well, the new lifetime series "unreal" takes a fictitious look at the drama off screen that's just as intense as what's on screen. take a look. >> good. >> all right. that's what i'm talking about. okay. okay. >> all right. >> hi. >> i'm brittany. >> that is an entrance. >> oh. oh wow. >> did you tell her to do that? >> i told her he was very sexual and she should go for it. >> nice. people are going to hate her, but i like her. >> of course you do.
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you know how i feel about reality television. >> yes i do. but i watched the pilot. and i was mesmerized -- it's so funny. so touching. very -- i think real. constance zimmer and shiri appleby they're adorable. two of the stars of the show. there are many stars of this show, it's a huge cast. >> yeah. >> and it grips you from the very, very beginning. >> constance you're just awful. you're like a meanie. >> i'm just honest. you know? >> that's how you roll. that's what the producers want. getting what the audience wants. >> that's right. i have a job to do. i'm going to do it. >> what's your job? >> to produce good television. so sometimes i might do things that may come across as mean. but i don't have a lot of time? we have to go. >> well i have only seen the first episode. i haven't seen you nice yet, but i can't keep my eyes off you. >> yes. >> that's what it is. >> and goldberg's whose job it
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is to manipulate the contestants. she's feeling guilty about what she's doing. >> so you're evil and you feel bad. >> but it just destroys me on the inside. >> i think a lot of people wonder when they watch the reality shows how much of it is just what you guys are depicting. this is a fictitious look, but there's got to be a lot of truth. >> yeah. a lot of that -- >> a lot of truth in the show that i think we're scared to admit. you know, like we want to believe that we are an exaggerated version of the truth of what happens behind the scenes. but i think a lot of it is true. >> yeah. >> did you do some research for that, to prepare for a role like that? >> well, i did. i was -- i had done a season of a reality show. project rewrite. that was about something. >> that was about producing something. >> yeah, i got together with
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you have not seen it yet. >> no, i'm waiting. >> okay. you want to watch it at the premiere? >> yeah, i wanted to see it with the audience and the crew and the cast. >> can you believe the hype though? there's so much hype isn't there? >> there is. it's so exciting. i can't believe it. you see the billboards and it's been crazy because there's like billboards for "unreal" and for "entourage." i have that moment of like what? >> bill board -- you naked both of you. >> yeah. >> you have been a meanie in both shows. >> strategic stuff. >> well, you guys could do it. >> well, it's so well done. kudos. it's on lifetime right? >> yes. >> premieres june 1st. how about that?
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>> yes. >> thanks so much, ladies. >> thank you. >> we'll find out if we can nake the luxe for less with two of our fans. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we scooped up two of our fans off the plaza and brought them inside for a game of "luxe for less." our friend liliana vasquez has a fun price matching game. and my partner is barbara. >> we have deborah from d.c. it's her birthday! >> we love it. >> what are we doing? >> super simple. there are six items out here you have six price sticker match the price with the item. whoever gets the most right playing for their time gets to take home everything. >> there's a fight -- >> all right. 30 seconds on the clock. ready? and go! >> go. where are you going?
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>> remember, divide and conquer. start at the end. work your way here. >> okay. whatever you say, you got it. >> there. >> anywhere you want. whatever you think. >> shoes. >> let me help you out a little here. here. how about up here? >> put it on that thing. >> you guys don't have a lot of time. seven seconds. >> seven seconds? >> here. there we go. okay. >> all right. >> two on there. >> i have three prices. okay. so here we go. the price for this gorgeous -- it's $48 and hoda, you are right. $48. >> okay. okay. >> come on down. funny girls, $39 -- it is $34, you're both wrong. no one gets that one. this watch, also both wrong.
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$39. you guys -- this is not going well. this one is $12.90. both of you get it wrong. the bracelet -- both of you got it right, yay! last one. this is going to be 34 only hoda guessed on this one. $19.99. so the winner is -- the birthday girl. >> that's right. >> so we played -- we picked a random winner from the luxe for less contest. caitlin, you win this hat. >> thank you for playing. thank you. >> happy birthday. >> tomorrow, david duchovny takes us back to the "age of aquarius
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right now at 11:00, screaming and struggling. what happened in this suv, and why officers need your help. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. i'm kris sanchez. chp officers are hoping to talk with a little girl. they want to make sure that she is okay after a toll taker on the bay bridge says she saw the little girl screaming and struggling with a woman in an suv. >> nbc bay area's stephanie chuang is live in san francisco. you're hearing possible new developments in this case as well. >> reporter: yes. we're hearing that there is a positive development. but i have to tell you that's all i have been able to learn. we've been waiting outside the san

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