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kari with your next local news update coming up in half an hour. >> you can always find out information at nbcbayarea.com. good morning breaking news. a man tries to storm a police station in paris armed with a knife in what appears to be a suicide vest. the suspect shot and killed. this on the anniversary of the deadly "charlie hebdo" attack. >> and more flooding, more mud slides, even a tornado. and al says more rough weather is on the way. >> it wasn't you, or anyone for that matter. no winners in the powerball jackpot, which means saturday's drawing will be the largest ever. so just how big? we'll tell you. >> and stage crasher.
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a strange moment at the people's choice awards, a man taking over the mic during an acceptance speech. before literally getting the boot from sharon osborne on "today" thursday, january 7, 2016. >> announcer: this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." we want to get right to this breaking news, a man armed with a knife shot and killed as he tried to enter a police station in paris. >> kelly, good morning. what do we know? >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. another frightening morning for some in the french capital today, this man armed with a knife tried to break into the
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police station in the northern part of the city around noon paris time and was shot dead. paris police already on edge should down this naked around noon paris time telling shops to close and people to go home while a robot checked for a suicide belt on the body of a man shouting "god is great" in arabic. the explosives were fake. president francois hollande was paying homage to those killed in the "charlie hebdo" attack. police are still looking into who this man was and his possible motive but they do say he was found with a phone, a
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piece of paper with an isis flag and a handwritten claim in arabic. the interior ministry is now saying he was the only person involved in this attack. it is being investigated as a case of terrorism officially now. and they say they are not looking for other suspects. matt, savannah. >> kelly, thank you. >> some bad news if you were hoping to wake up this morning as the nation's newest multi-millionaire, there was no powerball jackpot winner last night. that means the 500 plus million dollars rolls over until saturday night. it's going to get crazy good on saturday. kerrey sanders is back on powerball watch against. kerry. >> maybe this will brighten your day. look at the new jackpot, $675 million. as i take my losing ticket and rip it up, let's take a look at the powerball numbers that were
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drawn last night. if there had been a winner, it would have been the fourth largest jackpot in u.s. history at more than $500 million. while there was no winner of the jackpot, at least one lucky ticket was in houston, that lucky ticket worth $1 million. now here are the numbers from last night. 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and a powerball was number 7. now the frenzy gets even crazier as people want to get to buy the winning ticket. at one point when the lottery jackpot was slightly more than 500 million, they were selling 1,300 ticket as second. so the next drawing now is on saturday. guy, at $675 million, that's more money than the budgets of some small countries. a tremendous amount of money. savannah. >> it would do just fine for us, right, kerry? thank you very much.
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>> a lot of money is being lost on wall street unfortunately this morning. the dow plummeting more than 300 points moments after the opening bell to begin this trading day. right now it's down around 200 point and markets are on edge because of these growing concerns about the weaknesses in china's economy. overnight chinese stocks nose diefd and that interestingered an automatic halt to trading for the second time this week. >> parts of california were hit were extensive flooding, mudslides. miguel, good morning. >> good morning. finally a lull m in this storm. the l.a. river behind me has dropped a few feet but it's been surging here for days. weep need the water out west here but for many it's too much, too soon. overnight more rain, another washout. this the late nest a series of storms fueled by el nino, homes
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are flooded, freeways submerged, some paddling through their naked. this professor wading through class. his water logged lesson goes on. where there was fire just days ago, there are now tore ents of mud, the earth giving way crumbling. downhill homes could be buried in landslides. >> we're done a lot of preparation. >> with 19 million bracing from flash flooding, the waters are of slamming -- after years of dry conditions, california is now seeing tornado warning, funnel clouds and mudslides. and like the mounting damage,
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this morning more rain is coming. it's not unusual this time of the year for this river to actually be dry. a few days ago, it was actually surging up to this level here opinion we're seeing snow in the mountain, that's good for our snow pack and for the drought here. but the good news is we'll be getting more of some of that wet weather. we'll have some stormy days ahead but hope flip not the damage. >> we turn to the presidential race. donald trump is escalating his attacks on his republican rivals ted cruz. meantime, another prom nngt republican is suggesting that issue is worth looking into. peter alexander is following the republicans this morning. good morning. >> good morning. so now it is arizona senator
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john mccain siding with trump and cruz is pushing back. america's birther in chief, donald trump trying to fuel doubts about whether ted cruz born in canada is eligible to be born in the u.s. >> how do you run against the democrat, whoever it may be and you have this hanging over your head if they bring a lut very. >> but trum specific now finding an unlikely ally in a recent target, john mccain. >> he's a war hero because he was captured. >> the party's 2008 nominee, himself born in the panama canal zone, a u.s. territory. >> that's different from being born on foreign soil. so i think there is a question.
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i am not a constitutional scholar on that but i think it's worth looking into. i don't think it's illegitimate to look into it. >> while trump dominates nationally, a former iowa republican party chairman tells nbc news right now it looks like it's trump's to lose. this provocative cruz ad just hit the air. >> the politic of it would look very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the rio grand. >> now he's taking my idea for the wall. these politicians don't know how to build a wall, doesn't know how to build anything but i'll build a wall. >> a vote for marco is a vote for high heel booties. >> carly fiorina calling him
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out, too, yeah, but can you trump these? >> the campaign also issued 20,000 tickets to a 1,400 seat venue. the city mayor there told the burlington newspaper if the band fish was holding a free concert and gave away 20,000 free tickets, they could, we'll wait and see what it turn into tonight. a real public safety issue there. >> one man who did not run foreign president vice president joe biden now expressing some regret over that decision. chris jansing is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. joe biden has always been a politician that wears his heart on his sleeve. yesterday he gave an interview
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to a local television station more than two months after he stood in the rose guard i don't know, president obama at his side to announce he would not be running for president. bide i don't know said candidly he wishes things were different. >> sure, i regret it every day but it was the right decision for my family and for me and i plan on staying deeply involved. and we've got two good candidates. >> that decision was made with his head, not his heart, following the death of his son beau. he conceded it was too late to mount a serious challenge against hillary clinton and bernie sanders. in that local tv interview, he also said the democratic now is, quote, pretty much what i expected for the primary. of a and next tuesday he'll be
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our guest live as the president prepares for his final state of the union. this morning we're getting a sneak preview of what we can expect to hear from the president. >> what i want to focus on is not just the remarkable progress we've made, not just what i want to get done in the year ahead but what we all need to do together in the years to come. the big things that will guarantee an even stronger rngs better, more pros. >> now to a scary situation that played out in upstate new york overnight. a group of minuters rescued after being trapped for hours in an elevator hundreds of feet underground. tom costello has been following this story all morning. what can you tell us? >> reporter: about 6:00 a.m., stopped in a mine elevator,
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we're told all of them are in good at about 10:20 last night, the miners were in an elevator taking them 2,300 feet below ground to do their shift when the elevator got stuck. the governor this morning order recalling an investigation into what went wrong? >> whatwe think of ourselves as kind of the odd balls of tv or
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we say we're like a motley crew. >> you sfchlt no, sir, no! security! >> after the man was given the boat from sfrchlt let bring in mr. rocker to get a check of the weather. >> hey, al. >> i didn't understand the steve harvey reference. we love steve. >> look at the wet weather pushing its way in here. we are looking at heavy showers and thunderstorms. you'll get a break today but then look what's coming. another weekend storm. the good news is it looks like that will get in and out before the gold i don't know globes. so all those fine looking feeks will not get damp ened. and that's good.
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13 million people in california and 4.5 million in the rockies and the southwest. we got warnings in the southern california mountains as well. so we're going to be watching it. there's o two portions to the system. rain ling aring and then drives out sfwrrn we've got flood watches. let just leave it here for a second. san diego county until 12 noon, could be two to three more inches, we'll be watching that. and in northern california, look for the rain to start incrows. you had been getting a break and now you're going to see more
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rain coming pup now, newly but the there as a congratulate grand canyon camera. you go to the national park service site for grand canyon. you'll see a great shot there. locally 24 inches, two feet of snow above 7,000 feet. look for a dorjous day long the rn again, maybe an or frnl sflrm over the weekend look for temperatures, a little polar vortex action pushing in. that's going to bring temperatures at zero or below for some folks. and high surf advisories,
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we still have some lingering light rain as this area of low pressure wraps aernd bringing us scatters showers throughout the day. it is dry now but we'll at times have a chns of rain throughout the day and temperatures now are in the 40s. look at all of the microclimates still wet on the roadways but cloudy skies. today the sun will be peeking out. in the east bay, 52, san
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francisco 53, the tri-valley a high of 54. latest weather. >> al, thanks very much. does this look like a brazen criminal to you? the intense man hunt for the young woman behind a string of jewel heists all across the south. a lot of people wondering, is she part of a larger crime ring? high school basketball team's season cancelled amid allegations of hazing. three students facing charges as part of this and coming up, three students facing charges. we'll ha
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and for dark spots rapid tone repair. a disturbing cellphone video have left a a very good morning to you. it's 7:26 i'm laura garcia cannon. the images of a disturbing cell phone video left a teacher's aid facing felony abuse charges. leaders say they only found out about the video yesterday. and they've issued a statement reading, quote, reimmediately suspended the staff involved, called the children and family services and notified the antioch police. the student in the video returned to school today uninjured and has been in class all day. we're in the process of conducting a full investigation into the incident. let's check the forecast. we're getting a break from all of the rain that's been soaking
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the bay area. that was the third storm system of the week. it's winding down but we still have a chance of some scatters showers today even though we're all dry as you start out the day. some breaks in the clouds and a light wind. temperatures are chilly, in the low to mid-40s, heading into the 50s. san francisco, up to 53, and in the south bay expect a high of 54 degrees. let's check out on the commute with mike. a drier roadway so better conditions for the drive. the crash what was causing a lot of slowdown out of san francisco has cleared. there's a big band of traffic going south into the bay shore. also south of there a crash at millbrae. but the rest of the bay moves well. the orange blob may be some low clouds, chances for fog around the bay as we have a lot of moisture in the soil and the sun is coming up. in the south bay, northbound routes are moving well. back to you. we'll be back with another
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local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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. >> 7:30 on a thursday morning. the 7th day of january, 2016. katie couric's birthday. >> happy birthday. >> three days and counting to the big holiday party of the year. savannah, natalie, tamron and i will get that night started here on nbc with the arrival special from the red carpet. we'll have all the big winners and the fashions and much more monday morning ob "today." >> from los angeles, we are going to the white house, we will be there leave next tuesday. president obama will get settle that night. we will talk the vice president is going to join us live and all through the morning we're going to have
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unique access inside the nation's most famous home. it's a morning show first. >> busy couple of days. los angeles monday,s white house on tuesday next week on oup today." >> looking forward to it. >> i can't wait! >> a limb warm weather -- >> don't pack your sequins for the white house. that's for the globe. >> big mistake. let's take a look at the headlines for today. >> no jackpot winners. >> a whopping $675 million and growing. >> the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. >> the odds reasare crazy but y might hit it. >> the birther issue is back. >> doubts whether ted cruz born in canada is eligible to be president of the u.s. >> any regrets to not throwing your hat in the ring? >> sure, i regret it every day but it was the right decision for my family.
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>> kim jung untesti setting off explosion. >> the latest in a series of storms fueled by el nino. >> triggering major problems across the state. >> some of today's headlines, also this morning the growing manhunt for an elusive jewel thief. police say the young woman has struck in five different states and now authorities fear she may be part of a larger criminal operation. >> reporter: this morning jewelry stores throughout the south are on alert and offering an award for this woman's capture. the fbi now believe she and an ac accomplice could be part of a larger ring.
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the jewelers security alliance estimates the pair has swiped more than $4 million of high-end merchandise from six stores in nine states. the latest this week in north carolina. >> it's very unusual. she doesn't really make the strongest efforts to conceal her identity. she wears sometimes big hats, she's died her hair a little bit but nonetheless, she's exposed. >> she's alleged to be communicating with an accomplice through an ear piece while he stands guard. >> they're obviously not worried about anybody recognizing them. >> she pulls a gun and forces employees to a back room and zip ties them before she empties the cases.
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>> it appears she does not have a criminal record. >> it's a mystery with the makings of a hollywood screen play. even actress anna kendrick weighing in when someone suggested on twit are she'd be perfect to portray the thief. >> she's a very bold individual. >> this morning authorities are hoping someone recognizes the real life thief before she strikes against. gabe gutierrez, nbc news. >> i was going to say, you would think they'd be able to catch her by now. the surveillance is so clear. >> she's looking right in that camera on prple. sending shock waves toward an entire community.
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>> three players now charged in the case and school officials are calling off the rest of that team's season as parents of the alleged victims demand even further action. >> a season cancelled and a community in crisis. three tennessee high school students are now facing charges of aggravated rape and aggravated assault for brutal alleged attacks on teammates during a hazing ritual. according to members of the basketball team, four underclassmen players were physically assaulted on december 22nd in a cabin where the team was staying during a tournament. one of those students, according to the victim reports, was also sexually assaulted with a pool cue, receiving worse treatment because he spoke up to three of the players carrying out the attacks. the alleged attackers, two sophomores and one seniors, have been kicked off the team and
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charged. two are kicked off the team. in a meeting wednesday night, the superintendent cancelled the remainder of the team's season. >> i do want everyone to know how heart broke i am personally about this. >> now more students are speaking out. four students telling investigators the incident was not isolated, it's part of a standing tradition called "beating in." alleged previous hazing occurred in the locker room on campus with the lights off. the alleged rape victim's family calling for the coach to be fired. others say it existed before he was coach. the coach is now denying the hazing culture. saying "the issue affecting our community is not hazing or bullying, rather it is the unilateral decision of three
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individual currently charged with a sexual offense. sexu >> two of the juveniles in the case remain held while one is now out on bond. so disturbing. >> it certainly is. >> let get a check of the weather from al. >> temperatures will start to moderate the eastern half of the country. coming on up out of the south, it's causing all that rain back to california. temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees above average. st. louis will see 18 degrees above average. 55, boston will be 40. washington 47. saturday warms up. lexington, kentucky, 54 degrees. look at what's coming. that's right. we're going to see a little bit of the polar vortex breaking off. by saturday, 3 below in
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bismarck. minneapolis 4. that's 17 degrees below average. seattle seahawks are going to be playing in minnesota. their coldest away game ever was at denver broncos stadium. we're going to see even colder conditions coming on sunday for it's good to see the rain in the bay area and good to have a break in between. that's what we're seeing right now. still some scattered spotty spours that could be moving through the day. but as we take a look at what's happening now, sit all clear. it may not stay that way. temperatures now start out in the low to mid-40s. we're heading up to 53 degrees in the peninsula. in the north bay, 54 degrees. you can see some breaks in the clouds. we will at times have sunshine but rain will roll through as well. weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, new trouble for chipotle. the restaurant chain is now facing a federal criminal investigation.
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tom costello has been looking into it. tom, good morning. >> the fda and u.s. attorney's office will not say what potential criminal matter the grand jury is investigating. it centers on a case in simi valley last summer, before a string of outbreaks that has since sickened hundreds. it's even more bad news for a once famous fast food chain struggling through a seemingly unprecedented series of food-borne illnesses. chipotle announcing a grand jury subpoenaed documents relating to a norovirus outbreak last summer in simi valley, california. 207 people were sickened and some hospitalized. the victim attorney, bill marler. >> severe stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea. sometimes they need medical attention for rehydration. >> reporter: while a grand jury is looking into that outbreak, hundreds of others have been sickened in unrelated chipotle cases. including 53 people in nine
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states who became ill on an e. coli outbreak. another five in a separate e. coli outbreak. then 141 students in boston and yet another norovirus outbreak that required extensive cleaning. so many cases, some chipotle regulars have opted to steer clear. >> i'm not going back if what they're saying is true, in that it's based on like the employees themselves. >> i can't pick up food from my family and everyone gets sick. it just doesn't make picking up food easy if earn van is going get sick. >> reporter: december sales down 50%. since october, chipotle's stock is down 43%. it was last month the ceo promised matt chipotle is coming out with new state-of-the-art food safety practices. >> but the procedures we're putting in place today are so above industry norms, that we are going to be the safest place to eat. >> reporter: with a criminal investigation, chipotle is once again under the microscope.
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>> chipotle has declined to comment on the grand jury investigation in simi valley. criminal investigations involving foodborne illnesses are not common, but they usually center on allegations of knowingly distributing contaminated food or failing to notify health authorities in a timely manner. guys, just back to you. >> tom, thank you so much. just ahead, an answer to the legal question of the century. does this monkey own the rights to this selfie? carson is in the orange room with the great puddle watch of 2016. >> that's right. >> but first these mentions. you've finally earned enough reward miles on your airline credit card. now you just book a seat, right? not quite. sometimes those seats are out of reach, costing an outrageous number of miles. it's time to switch... to the capital one venture card. with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day. and when you're ready to travel, just book the flight you want, on any airline and use your miles to cover the cost.
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they decided to live stream it. over half a million people around the world tuned in to check it out. here are some of the highlights. the attention grew, as well as the creativity. a guy poses with his surf board, taking pictures. this person, a smart person, grabs a raft to try to get across the puddle. helpful citizen coming in with a slippery when wet sign, placing it out there. there is riveting to people. several memes online. comedy corralentral uk. when someone successfully crosses the pond. people selected c eed samples o water to sell it on ebay. current bid, $69,900. >> come on! >> best water-based drama since ja jaws. we're all a little bored back at
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dismal day on wall street. stocks are once again under pressure. good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. another dismal day on wall street. stocks are under pressure. dow industrials down 100 points. u was much worse earlier. it's down about six-tenths of a percent today on top of what's been a 3% loss for the dow since the start of the dow. economic troubles in china sparking off the selloff. new trouble for yahoo! with a report that the internet giant will slice more workers from the payroll. business insider says 10% of the workforce may be on the chopping block, amounting to 1,000 workers. yahoo! is not commenting on the report but it comes as frustrated shareholders call for the ceo to resign as well. let's check your weather this morning. scott, we're catching a break from the heavy rain but still some spotty light showers possible throughout the day. and now as we take a closer look at the bay area, just some cloudy skies overhead and the showers will start to move in
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later on this morning and early afternoon. highs today into into the low to mid 50s. it will be cold tonight. we'll see 30s dipping into the bay area, especially in cary, w here at north 280, slow as well. we'll show you the map. there was a crash at 287, right here. that cleared from the roadway about 20 minutes. that caused a big backup. meanwhile the rest of your bay moves very well. dry roads again contributing to that. let's get a look at the san mateo bridge. we had traffic backing up into foster city. these flashing lights look like they've cleared off the roadway. you see still the volume building on 102 we're going to have another local news update including more
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traffic and weather on this rainy week coming up in half an hour. see you then.
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♪ these are the days we've been waiting for ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the prince goes to preschool. we have the details on prince george's big first day. then getting grizzly. we go one on one with leonardo dicaprio about the grueling role that has many thinking he's a shoe in for a golden globe. >> was there ever a moment where you thought, why did i do this? >> it was the hardest, you know, film, professional thing, i've ever done. ♪ we never go out of style taylor times two. music's it-girl, taylor swift, has another look-alike to add to her list. why this uncanny doppelganger might surprise you.
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thursday, january 7th, 2016. >> celebrating our birthdays on "today." >> good morning. i'm here checking off my bucket list for my 50th birthday on the "today" show. >> good morning, maryland. >> good morning, dallas, texas, from the "today" show. >> grandma and grandpa, we love you. >> from new york, we miss y'all! ♪ it's what i like about you >> good morning. ♪ what i like about you ♪ you really know how to dance >> good morning. thanks for coming. 8:00 on "today." thursday, january 7th, 2016. it's a pretty crisp day out here on our plaza. we have a great crowd, braving the cold temps. >> you know what else is great? we have a great song playing in the background. >> good one. >> "what i like about you" by
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the romantics. pride and joy of detroit, michigan. released in 1980. little energy for our crowd this morning. >> throwback thursday. coming up, we'll help you earn more money in the coming year, including the best way to ask for a raise. it's always a little awkward. >> there is a right way and a wrong way. matt, you're going to interview golden globe's host rickey gervais. >> i'm going to go to los angeles and do that. i'll do the show there tomorrow. you join me and others over the weekend. >> that's right. we'll do the preshow on sunday. we'll have a full wrapup monday morning, special show from l.a. on "today." >> before heading off to the white house on tuesday. let's go inside with natalie, the top stories of the morning. frightening situation in paris on the first anniversary of the "charlie hebdo" terrorist attack. officers at a police station shot and killed a man who was
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armed with a knife. kelly cobiella is in london with more. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the paris prosecutor's office now says this man, who tried to break into a police station in northern paris, had a piece of paper with an isis flag on it, and a handwritten claim of responsibility in arabic. this happened around noon paris time. this man stormed the police station, holding a butcher knife, and shouting, god is great, in arabic. he was shot and killed. police shut down the neighborhood, telling people to go home, and putting two schools on lockdown. they sent a robot to check the attacker's body for exclosives. found he was wearing a fake suicide belt. all of this coming on the one year anniversary of "charlie hebdo," as president hollande was honoring the victims at a moeny ceremony in paris.
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officers are looking into the motivation. the interior ministry says there was one person involved. >> kelly cobiella, thank you. after an all night operation, rescuers in new york began pulling trapped miners to safety this morning. 17 men were trapped. the men were cold but not injured. rescuers sent water and heat packs to the miners until they were hoisted to safety. if you're getting on a plane, listen up. a driver's license will no longer be accepted as a form of id when getting on a domestic commercial flight from five u.s. states. illinois, minnesota, missouri, new mexico and washington state. the tsa will continue to accept valid driver's licenses and id cards from the states. the public gets 120 days notice once a decision is made.
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now to more on something we touched on earlier. updated dietary guidelines being released by federal regulators. nbc news medical contributor natalie is here on what you need to know about the recommendations. good morning. >> good morning. e, the committee is giving you a number when it comes to the daily recommendation for sugar. >> important distinction is this is added sugar. not the natural sugars from fruit. what they're saying is your added sugar should be no more than 10% of your daily caloric intake. if you have an average diet of 2,000 calories a day, that would equal 200 calories from sugar. let's translate that. what does that mean? it's going to be roughly 12 sea -- teaspoons of sugar, as much as would fit into this bowl. let translate that into actual food. a can of soda. a regular can of soda. you know the fun sized candy bars at home? the rectangles? one can of soda and one of those is the added amount that would
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be allowed. beverages, right, sodas and also processed food contain a lot of added sugar. >> certainly. also, they dropped some of the recommendations on cholesterol. what does this mean when it comes to butter, meats, things we consume? >> we talked about this last year when the draft recommendation was first released. we know dietary cholesterol, like in an egg, doesn't affect your cholesterol level in the majority of people. eggs are healthy foods. foods that may contain cholesterol don't have a lot of saturated fat, like eggs, so it's okay to eat. cholesterol is also in a lot of saturated fat foods, like butter and meats. you want to limit the saturated fat to 10%, but the cholesterol, you don't have to worry so much about. >> watch what you eat is what it comes down to. >> across the board. >> thank you.
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a driver who is lucky to be alive has posted video of the terrifying crash online. he was slipping through tunnels. it was on the angeles crest highway in california last year. he enjoyed the way the tunnels amplified the sound of his exhaust. he didn't realize there was a sharp curve ahead. he shot off the cliff, rolling over several times. thankfully, he escaped unharmed. his ride was a total loss there. millions of americans are getting a second chance at the huge powerball jackpot that went unclaimed wednesday night. nobody won the half billion dollar prize. saturday's drawing is an estimated $675 million. that will be the largest of any lottery game in u.s. history. let's go out and buy our tickets now, once again. >> hoda thinks she's -- look at her. she thinks she's going to win. >> there is a chance! >> not really.
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>> not really at all, no. >> never. >> by the way, hoda is here because she has a story about a big moment in the life of little prince george. >> absolutely. as parents, you know, they want their children to have a normal childhood. on george's first day of school, there was no fanfare. the duke and duchess dropping him off and sharing two pictures of the big day. no sign of nerves. prince george with a powder blue backpack and his mom behind the lens. kate, the duchess of cambridge, practicing her photography skills on her oldest child, once again, and keeping reporters away. it's a change from the way prince william grew up. he was 3 years old when dozens of reporters captured every step of his first day at school back in 1985. it's tradition. the cameras were there for young prince charles. but the playful prince george only had to face the media a handful of times in his two and
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a half years. most of the pictures we see are taken by family or a carefully chosen photographer. many in the comfort of their quiet country home. in the nearby village, locals say they fit in well. >> they're members of the community. >> reporter: george is spending his mornings at an affordable private school down the road. no photographers allowed. take a good long look. this could be the last we see of the young prince for a while. >> we don't know too much about prince george's first day of school. we do know that he will be attending part time. he's only two and a half. he's mixed in with other kids, some as old as 5 years old. if you're wondering about the cost of the school, $50 a day. you know, it's -- >> is that a good price? >> can't tell. >> is that a lot or little? >> seems like a lot to me. >> i don't know. it's good compared to new york, isn't it? >> anything compared to new york. >> thank you, hoda.
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>> his royal cheeks. up next, another photo getting attention for different reasons. remember the monkey selfie? on trending, we're going to get into the legal issues. also on the way, taylor swift. time traveler. the story behind the photo that's been raising eyebrows. then we sit down with leonardo dicaprio. first, these messages.
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with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. we're back at 8:13. time for what's trending. >> let's get down to business, or a little monkey business. remember the famous monkey selfie photo? this was a photo taken in 2011 by the monkey himself. here's what happened. the photographer left his camera unattended when the monkey took a snap. the photo it was said the photo belonged to the money, and the judge has spoken, declaring the copyright cannot be extended to animals. i wasn't there but i heard the monkey went bananas when he heard the ruling. >> i can't believe i beat you to the banana joke. >> either way, safe to say everybody at the table here likes their coffee.
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>> yeah. >> you're different. you like the ginger root drink. where is it? >> under the table. >> what if there were one machine which you can make both coffee and a cocktail? >> where do you get this heavenly product? >> i'm glad you asked, carson. keurig, known for the coffee pot, the brewing system is able to make alcoholic drinks. >> get out. >> you can make a moe hit in th keurig. >> this is the keurig cool. watch, you select the pot, select the drink you want, pour in the amount of alcohol you want to use, and then you press go. off you go. >> wow. >> 60 seconds later, you have your drink. >> why are we hearing this the week after christmas? >> it's not the same without the fresh mint. >> you can have your ginger drink and put the hard stuff in there. >> good one, next year from santa claus. with seven grammys, one of
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the top albums of 2015, who wouldn't want to be taylor swift? look at this photo of someone's grandmother. the grandmother as a young woman looks similar to taylor swift. >> oh, my gosh. >> what is odder is something the user mentioned in the caption of the photo. when your grandma looks like taylor swift and your grandpa looks like hugh hefner's brother. >> oh, my gosh! >> wow! >> look at that. >> those two. >> sharp couple. >> there you go. what may be the cutest video of the day. a little girl watching "the empire strikes back." here's the moment she finds out who luke skywalker's father really is. take a look. >> luke, i am your father. ♪ >> exactly! >> mind blowing. >> it's shocking. >> that is a spoiler alert, for
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6-year-olds everywhere. >> when a movie is 40 years old, i think the spoiler alert is out the window. >> great reaction. >> et goes home, what? >> you're ruining it! last night's best dressed and billy joel's performance on ""the tonight show."" >> everyone is talking about the people's choice awards. we showed you the stage crasher, sharon osbourne giving him the boot. people are also talking about the fashion. a lot of people talking about kate hudson, glowing in an all white jump suit. >> love it. >> another favorite. claire dane was wearing an embellished gown. new actresses hit the carpet. vanessa hudgens and others were fashion favorites. a mishap, dakota johnson. her dress appeared to break.
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>> i got it. >> leslie just broke my dress. okay. not like nobody here hasn't already seen my boobs. >> exactly right. >> she has a great sense of humor. could have been a bad moment. another big moment in hollywood. "star wars" t "star wars: the force awakens" is the highest grossing film in north america. j.j. abrams broke the news on wednesday. "star wars" has earnings topping $758 million. "avatar" got bumped to second. it took "star wars" 20 days to break that record. amazing. finally, the famous piano man was on jimmy fallon's show as a guest. billy joel performed a great version of his classics. that's not the moment that stole the show. jimmy sang, "beast of burden" with billy, and the crowd went
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nuts. have a look. ♪ come on, baby, sing love to me ♪ ♪ am i rough enough ♪ >> great combination happening there. >> love that. >> "rolling stones," joel, jimmy fallon. we'll watch it in its entirety. >> has there been a late night host that can do so much? >> he can be funny when it should be funny. but he's so talented. >> amazing. he can carry a tune. >> that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> good thing he didn't want to do weather. i'd be done. right now, we have a lot of wet weather from new orleans on up
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into arkansas. all part of the system that brought the first slug of moisture into los angeles. to the north, as it hits cold air, we're looking at snow. during the day today, look for rain over the saturated ground. could see more flooding. snow from colorado all the way into the up of michigan. as we move on into tomorrow, a second stronger storm moves into lake huron. heavy rain, central great lakes looking at a lot of heavy snow. we have wet weather, 1 to 2 inches in the east and into the midwest. especially over the mid mississippi river valley. into saturday night, we're talking tatalk ing arctic air with all the moisture. depending on the track of the storm, 4 to 6 inches from the u.p. i'm meteorologist kari hall. good morning. the verain is winding down. we could see scattered showers across the bay area. a little light rain offshore. into the day, highs in the low to mid 50s.
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sunshine today, a chance to dry out after yesterday's heavy rain. and we will still have a spotty shower here or there. chilly temperatures moving in tonight. some spots in the valley zipping into the upper 30s. more rain headed into the weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to our special series start. we're helping you hit the reset button on food, fitness, fashion and finances in 2016. on today's agenda, earning more. according to career builder.com, 56% of people never asked for a raise. 49% of new employees accept the first offer they're given and do not negotiate. how do you make sure you're e earning what you're worth and when should you ask for more? 56% never asked for a raise, even negotiated. >> it's amazing. and the reason they haven't asked is because they are afraid.
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salary.com did a piece of research and found that about half of all people say, they're too scared to ask. 15% said that they're afraid they're going to be fired if they ask. they also asked employers the question. do you know what percent of employers said they'd fire people for asking for a raise? zero. if you don't ask, you don't get. >> there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. >> absolutely right. the right way to ask is to know what you're worth before you go in and ask the question. go to a website called glass door.com, where you can figure out what somebody with your skills, your experience, should be paid, and then go in with a list. on paper, not your phone. on paper, these are the things i've done for the company. these are the doors i've opened. this is the business i've brought in. this is the money that i've saved you. i deserve it is not a reason to get a raise. you have to actually list what you've done for them. leave it behind so they can review it. and if they tell you the timing
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isn't right or that they can't give you money, know what you want instead. >> that was our next point. timing is kind of everything. sometimes, an employer says, look, you are a great employee, but there is nothing i can do. i don't have it in my budget. >> right. in that case, say, okay, how about letting me work from home one day a week? i'll save on commuting, on gas. it puts money in your pocket. or whatever else you want. maybe additional vacation or a title bump. >> if you can't get a raise by asking, you have a couple other tips. >> switch jobs. i know, people like where they're working, but the fact is, average raises are 3% a year. you switch, you're looking at a 10% to 20% raise. that is significant. if you want to stay ahead of the salary curve, or at least on top of it, you want to be switching every three to four years. >> what about the idea of going and getting another offer, not because you want to leave, but because you think maybe that will mean you'll get a raise? >> it works. it absolutely works. but you have to be willing to
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go. if you're not willing to go, don't play this game. you can only play it one time with each employer. you play it once, likelihood you get money if you're valued, is good. play it a second time, your employer will resent you. >> you could be fearful of a backlash. the thought you've been out there moonlighting or trying to find another deal. >> women in particular are fearful of that backlash, which is why it's so important to ask for the raise in the right way. >> other idea you have, can't get the raise, can't get the other job, you call it the side hustle. >> a gig on the side. 1/3 of all employees are working this way. they've got an additional job. think of it as selling your free time. maybe you like watching kids. you put yourself on care.com. maybe you like walking dogs. put yourself on dog vaca.com. the internet is pull of opportunities like this for people who just want to make a little additional money. >> bottom line? >> our take away for today, know what you're worth, but be sure that you go out and you ask for
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it. again, if you don't ask, the answer is always no. be ready to explorecluding work other companies. when it comes to the side hustle, think about what you like doing so it won't feel like work. >> selling your free time. you're the st. see you next thursday. carson, over to you. chugging the water, rachel. ready to go? >> yup. >> live performance from the great rachel platten. so excited to hear it. we'll get to that. you'll be singing -- you have more water going. did you do your warmups? me, me, me, me, me. more with rachel after your lo i'm ... ==vo== the images in a
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disturbing cellphone video have a very good morning to you. the images in the cell phone video left a teacher's aide facing felony abuse charges. it show her striking a 9-year-old repeatedly at a school for special needs students. leaders say they found out about the video yesterday. they issued a statement reading -- school today, uninjured, and has been in class all day. we are in the process of cting nvesti n into ident. anc ss to -lib t o traffi >> let's switch gears and check on the morning commute with mike. >> more pleasant than yesterday. now we have some smaller crashes over here. chp investigating what's going
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on north 880 just north of 66. things are jamming up. we will show you on the map the same situation through that area. 580 westbound a little slow. this overall still not your full commute for this thursday. folks are still recovering from the end of the year activities, getting back from vacations. north 880, know vacation. a slow drive. a crash clearing just over 87. a slower drive off 17 and 280. >> we will have another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you it is 8:30 on "today." thursday, january 7th, 2016. it's a crisp and cold day on the plaza. did we show the shot of the tree? actually -- >> they extended it. >> you can enjoy it for the weekend if you're in the area. coming up, got to be one of the most talented actors on the scene right now. we'll catch up with leonardo dicaprio, up for a golden globe this weekend. what he tells us about the role
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in the "revenant" and some of his most chilling scenes. incredible what he did. >> it was a physical role. >> incredible. >> really is gripping, the whole time. plus, we'll look at the most unforgettable moments from hollywood's biggest party. one of the hottest names in music, rachel platten, had us singing along to "fight song." now, her new album is out and we can't wait for her to perform live in studio 1a. let's get a check of the weather. >> our weekend outlook, starting off with tomorrow. look for snow from the rockies into the u.p. of michigan. wet weather in the upper great lakes. showers in northern california. into saturday, another storm comes into california with mountain snows. the eastern half of the country, wet and snowy with icy conditions in the ohio river valley, as well. sunday, sunday, rain and snow as you get your way up into northern new england. icy mix through the upper ohio river valley. things dry out out west, but
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brutally cold temperatures in the plains. into the upper midwest and the central plains. the storm system is wrapping up. still producing some spotty to light showers for parts of the bay area. we will see that all throughout the day. so just keep the umbrella handy. as we look at temperatures now, it's in the upper 40s. pretty cool and we're also seeing light rain in san jose with the sun coming out at the same time. highs today will reach into the low to mid 50s. off and on rain throughout the day making conditions wet on some of the streets and another storm system expected on saturday. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to our interview with leonardo dicaprio. his performance in "the revenant delirium tremens landed him a gloe golden globe. some say it could win him the elusive oscar. he called this role the most challenging of his career.
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>> the structure was set up like live theater. we rehearsed all day, these meticulous, complex shots. >> like a live production. >> it was like live production, like doing "saturday night live," except what we were doing wasn't that funny. >> or fun. >> right. >> reporter: in his new film, leonardo dicaprio plays hugh glass, an explorer across the wilderness and his quest for revenge against a fellow explorer. he endures sub zero temperatures, unforgiving elements. in one of the film's most talked about scenes, a vicious bear attack. it was shot on location far from the comforts of a hollywood studio. what you see on screen is raw and, oftentimes, real. >> was there ever a moment when you thought, why did i do this? why did i sign up for this? >> literally, everyone felt that a few times a week, yes. i'm not going to lie, it was one
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of the -- it was probably the hardest, you know, films, professional things, i've ever done, for sure. >> one of the things you do in the film is actually eat a real bison liver. i wanted to believe that that was a prop, but it was real. why did you push yourself to do that? it's not like anybody would think, boy, what a lazy performance. you take that extra step. why? >> the native american actor that i was working with, hisart eating raw bison flesh during rehearsal. they gave me this pancake thing to eat but it didn't look authentic to me. i wanted the real thing. it was this giant liver that was incredibly disgusting. my reaction is very much up on screen, which is a nauseating one. >> fair to say, you've had your last bison liver? >> i'll never do that again. never do that again.
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>> there's another scene where you crawl inside the carcass of a horse. i just kept thinking about the theme of will to live. watching this film, there were ten times i would have just said, forget it. i'll lay down and give up. how did you tap into that in your character, that absolute relentless will to live? >> when i watched this movie for the first time, i said, my god, the perseverance of the human species, our adaptability, the ability of life to keep pushing forward in all adversity is amazing. it's kind of displayed in this movie in a way i haven't seen in a while. because we were trying our closest to emulate these people's journeys. >> did you actually crawl inside the horse carcass, or please tell me there was a set piece. >> yeah, there was a set pete. >> thank you. i don't think i could take it. >> reporter: something that
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wasn't a set piece, dicaprio's beard. >> how long did it take to grow? >> four months or five months. but then i kept it for like a year and a half. i lived with that thing for a long time. >> seems to take on a life of its own. >> it became like a partner, like a life partner. >> reporter: now, all eyes are on dicaprio's chances during this year's award season. >> got to get off this boat. >> reporter: at this weekend's golden globes, he's nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, a category he won in 2005 for "the aviator." for the elusive oscar statue, this year, he's considered a front runner. >> i'm very proud that a movie like this got made. it's very, very, very rare to see films that are this ambitious coming out of the hollywood studio system. so i'm sort of on a tirade, trying to promote this because i want to see more films like this out there, as a fan of movies.
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but as far as awards are concerned, the truth is, there's a lot of peace of mind in it because you really realize that you ultimately have no control over these things. >> is it something you hope for or set off to the side? >> like i said, you know, honestly, i do these movies because i really love movies and i want to make great movies. all that is totally, totally beyond your control. it really is. >> i'll see you at the golden globes. do you have your outfit? >> i have no idea what i'm wearing. probably the same boring black suit, as always. >> me, too. boring black dress. see you there. >> all right. >> we did the deep conversation and then i'm like, what are you wearing? >> they did the bison eating liver just once. >> one taker. >> it's incredible. don't you agree? >> riveting. he throws himself 110% into the role. >> all of them did. >> unbelievable. >> it is gory. a lot of, particularly, women, i
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was not looking forward to watching it, but i'm glad i did. >> a lot of guys, too, by the way. >> it was incredible. >> more impressive is another film from leonardo where he is absolutely incredible. going back to -- >> huge fan. >> he pours himself into the part. the "revenant" opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow. we'll get you ready for the globes with some of the best moments at hollywood's biggest party of the year. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back. it's 8:40. we're counting down to sunday's golden globes to kick off hollywood's award season. it's always a wild night. >> we have the golden globes most unforgettable moments. dave, good to see you. you have a flight to get out to l.a. >> yes. >> this will be quick. this is one of the more fun
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award seasons, because of the alcohol. >> and the dinner is served 90 minutes before the show starts. all the nominees get there and the food is already gone. >> there is no food. >> but the wine is on the table. >> it's the 73rd annual golden globes. let's pick moments. >> we have to talk about christine in 1998, winning best actress and nowhere to be found. why? she's in the ladies' room. thankfully, robin williams was close to the stage, and he kind of bounded up on the stage and did improv and kept everybody happy and laughing for a little bit. then she has this funny moment, sh she s where she says, sorry, mom, i was in the bathroom. you'd think everyone else in hollywood would have learned their lesson. 13 years later, renee did the same thing. she was in the bathroom. in the ballroom, they tell you, these are the categories coming
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up. >> you get to make an entrance when that happens to you. >> we're talking about it all these years later. there you go. >> another moment on the list, 1998. >> he played don king in a tv movie and won the globe. he was nominated against jack lemon, an idol of his. he called jack lemon up on stage and said, being an artist is about giving and i'd like to give this to you. at first, jack tried to refuse it. wouldn't have it. here's jack lemon with the speech. >> they made a duplicate. >> that's funny. >> jack lemon already had five, and he won another after that. he had seven, counting the one he didn't really win. >> we teased the moment before the break with elizabeth taylor. >> yeah. >> 2001, she's presenting the final award of the night.
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as the golden globes go on, they do present clips of all the nominated movies. she was supposed to come up and read the nominees off one last time, and then open the envelope and announce the winner. she started opening the envelope before reading off the nominees. everyone thought she was going to announce the winner prematurely. dick clark had to explain to her what to do. then she announced. >> in her defense, you know from doing the live shows, unless you do this, you have to know to go out there. there's an order and it's not easy to get it right. >> it's unpredictable. not easy. >> not at all. >> remember the golden globes when there was no golden globes? >> oh, do i remember. i was on nbc with billy bush and nancy odell, nbc special, where we announced the winners and did commentary. it wasn't the highest rated golden globes. >> it was a writers strike. >> the writers strike killed the golden globes. none of the stars were going to show up. instead, they had this press conference thing where some
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entertainment reporters read off the winners. as i said, nbc did a special. here's what i hate, this was the only time jon hamm won a golden globe for "mad men," and there was no ceremony for him to show up to and make a speech. the golden globes never give it to you unless you're a new show. >> jodie foster and her speech two years ago, she won the life achievement award. she's so private so we didn't know what she was going to talk about. she was revealing and personal. she had a brilliant moment. you felt like she was going to come out, i am loud and proud, i am single! everybody started laughing. she directed a movie since with george clooney and julia roberts this summer "money monster." she hasn't retired, but hasn't acted. >> still in the business. >> we love her. >> maybe one of ricky gervais's
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opening monologue moments will make your list next year. >> i love when he hosts. he's one step over the line of being appropriate. >> you saw mel gibson, who is presenting this year. that's open season for ricky gerva gervais. >> we'll sit down with ricky. >> great. >> we'll make our own golden moment, as viewers try to win the ticket to the golden party. >> you can catch it sunday night on nbc. natalie, matt, tamron, willie and i will be live from the red carpet. we'll have the looks and more monday morning on "today." up next, a live performance from rachel platten. she's awesome, and she's coming up next. first, this is "today" on nbc. ♪
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rachel platten scored one of 2015's biggest hits with her multi-platinum single "fight song." that video is used more than 120 million times on youtube. >> plher new album, "wildfire." while people think you might be an overnight success, you've been working at this 15 years. >> yes. it's been quite a long time when you put it like that. i hope i never am not pinching myself. i'm so grateful and excited continually by these amazing things that have happened this year. >> "fight song" has been an anthem for so many people. it took you a couple years to finish writing that song. >> it was a beast to write. it was really hard. the chorus came quickly and the rest of the song was hard. i did ten verses. i wanted it to be right. >> you did get it right, by the way. congratulations. >> thanks. >> did you have to use the fight attitude with the new record, or did it come easier? >> yeah.
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i poured so much of myself into all of the songs on "wildfire." not all were as hard to write as "fight song," but they had the honesty and raw emotion. >> you're going on tour and you're excited about your bus. rolling in style. >> i was in a van for a very long time. i owned a van, still do, and i upgraded to a bus. >> got a good one? >> i don't know. i haven't seen it. >> we have to pick the bus. >> carson wants to be your roady. >> i'm going to sing "stand by you." >> take it away. ♪ hands, put your empty hands in mine, and scars, show me all the scars you hide ♪ ♪ and hey, if your wings are broken, please take mine so yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you
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♪ oh, tears make kaleidoscopes in your eyes, and hurt, i know you're hurting, but so am i ♪ ♪ and love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine till yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ yeah, you're all i never knew i needed, the heart, sometimes it's unclear why it's beating ♪
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♪ and, love, if your wings are broken, we can brave through those emotions, too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ oh, truth, i guess truth is what you believe in ♪ ♪ and faith, i think faith is having reason ♪ ♪ love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine till yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪
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♪ i'll be your eyes till yours can shine ♪ ♪ i'll be your arms, i'll be your steady satellite ♪ ♪ when you can't rise, well, i'll crawl with you on hands and knees cause i ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven,
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heaven ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm gonna stand by you >> rachel platten, the new album is called "wildfire." >> thank you. >> and the band, everybody. >> you sound great. you'll have more music later on. happy to have you and congratulations with all your success. >> congratulations. >> you had us clapping and dancing. lot more from rachel and her band coming up. first, on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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rachel sounds great. we'll be singing it all day. >> "fight song" is next hour. >> wheel of fortune! >> i visited pat and vanna in l.a. >> how was that? >> terrific. i turned the letters -- >> they still turn? >> you touch. they're digital. we have a little piece of video, and i was on "wheel of fortune" with my mom years ago. >> great memory. >> carmen electra is joining us. she has a new reality show. >> i'm going to watch
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good morning, everyone. authorities in the east bay are looking for a man they say may be behind a string of recent armed robberies. the most recent last night. in each case, he is wearing a dark mask. he may be behind separate convenience store robberies. there he is. happening today, car lovers from far and wide converge on the south bay for this year's slly csl
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this morning on "today's take," rachel platten gets us pumped up with a live performance of "fight song." al goes behind the scenes of america's game, "wheel of fortune." find out what carmen electra is doing on a secluded island with five couples. all that and mor 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." it's thursday morning, january 7th, 2016. nice crowd braving the cold for us outside. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. i love your morning jam. >> we need to pump it up more.
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♪ i'm a survivor >> destiny's child. >> i love this song. the reason being, natalie is surviving this soup diet. >> i'm done, as of this morning, three days. >> i was thinking about everyone else who has made a new year's resolution. this is the first almost full week. >> it is a full week. >> did you -- where do you stand on your new year's resolution? >> we're going to show you a great workout photo. >> nothing in my life has to do with working out. >> i heard a number of people say that this first week of the new year, people are having trouble remembering what day it is. >> i can't remember the day. i also believe it's 2017. on the other show we do, msnbc, we've been saying, gop 2016. general election 2016. we started saying that in july. my mind was like, oh, it's 2017. >> right. >> but my new year's resolution, which was to clean out my e-mail, i am looking for tips on
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how to do this effectively. i am now at 72,747. i was at 75,000. >> oh, my gosh. >> how about delete all? >> i feel like the people that panic. >> do it. >> i don't know what's there. >> i am so anal about it. i keep it at zero all the time. i go through and delete every day. >> you are insane. >> you have six? >> six. >> i dee leylete, all day long. >> i have 3,000. >> i spend most of my day deleting e-mails. >> solution to my problem. >> i have 20. i haven't had a chance to delete it yet. >> i'm done 3,000, from my high of 75,000. >> delete all. >> i'm a survivor. i picked the song because i'm going to survive the resolution. >> organize the e-mail by the end of the day, missy. >> missy. >> little missy. >> she's no longer hangry.
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she's mean. >> dark natalie is back. >> we bought our powerball tickets yesterday. >> we didn't, our producers did. >> i actually did. i went to the chinese place on the corner last night. walking home past the tobacco shop. take the kids in there, get a carton of milk. >> dad, can we have the malt balls? >> dad of the year. >> strategy of being a 6-year-old. you have to cope. we buy our tickets. first, i got the megamillion, got the wrong one. >> powerball, right? >> it might be worth something. >> i got the powerball. like everyone else on the face of the earth, i did not win. >> nothing? >> no winners in yesterday's $550 million. the numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63. the powerball number was 17. but the good news is, that means when we draw again on saturday, the pot will be a record now. >> boom! >> $675 million. >> what day?
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>> saturday. >> record for the united states lottery. >> can you imagine? unreal amount of money. >> they tend to go higher, too, once the hype builds up. could cross $700 million. some winners, if you got the powerball number, 14 people won $1 million. one person won $2 million. $2 million is pretty high. >> that's good. >> our producers got one number. they won $4. >> got the powerball. >> they spent $40. >> they spent $40 and won $4. >> great return on investment. >> great investment, guys. >> by the way, you just said, going to the tobacco shop. did anyone's parents smoke growing up? >> very, very young. >> they stopped. >> i remember my parents giving me a note to go to the corner store to buy cigarettes. you would buy -- >> oh, my gosh. >> they'd give you beer. >> if you had a note from your parent. i recall those things happening, as well. >> can you imagine doing that today? sending george or luke to go get a pack of cigarettes and a six
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pack? >> you turned out okay. >> yeah. [ coughing ]. >> okay. >> hard knocks. >> people's choice awards, a guy stormed the stage. he learned the hard way, come up against sharon osbourne. a lot to talk about. some of the movies. "serious 7" took the top honor. favorite action movie. as i said, everyone is talking about this other moment. the cast of "the talk" were up accepting a big award. look what happened. >> we think of ourselves as kind of the odd balls of tv, or we say we're like a motley crew. >> hey. >> huh-uh. >> you ain't going to pull no steve harvey up in here. >> no, sir! no, sir! security! >> i feel bad for steve harvey.
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>> nothing to do with steve harvey. >> that was kanye, not steve harvey. >> i guess in the moment, she randomly pulled a name out. >> yeah. >> good thing she didn't pull my name. >> pull no al roker on you here. >> sharon osbourne kicked him. >> i know. >> twice! >> i guess you don't want to be brawling. >> where was security? >> so many people, and he was hiply dressed. could have been part of their crowd. >> trying to sell an album? >> i love the other cast mates just stand there while the two of them -- >> sharon's got it. everybody, let her do her thing. we don't know who this person is or why they did it. >> trying to sell an album. >> was he? i didn't hear what he said. anyway, sandra bullock, one of the best moments of the night, her acceptance speech. we obsess over her. she has the cutest kids. favorite movie actress. she said her kids were with her
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getting ready for the evening and her 5-year-old son had great advice for mom. let's take a listen. >> they said, where are you going? i said, to a show. my son said, what's the name of the show? i said, people's choice awards. he goes, am i getting an award? i said, well, why are you getting an award? he said, what are the awards for? i said, movies, tv, acting. he said, i've acted. i said, what have i seen you in? he said, well, videos 2015. i said, it sounds like girls gone wild. you mean the videos i shoot on my iphone? he said, yeah, can i get an a d award for that? i said, if you do, you have to say thank you. he said, i would like to say, thank you to the world and thank you to the planet. i said, okay. i said, is there anything else you want to say? no, i just want to keep it simple. okay. so on behalf of videos 2015,
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thank you to the planet and on behalf of this mama, i would like to say, thank you to the people on this planet for, once again, the great company, giving me a memory, and this. thank you so much. >> great acceptance speech. >> love that. >> we love her. >> she's like girl crush every year. that reminded me of your georgism. things your kid said. >> i love about her, she's such a great mom and committed to her kids. when she was here promoting her last movie, i interviewed her. she told the studio, im co'll c to new york for three days, do whatever you want morning, noon and night, then i'm going home to see my son. >> new daughter. >> amazing. >> we talked at the top of the show about being a survivor. we're into a week into whatever resolutions. if one of yours was to work out more, like adele, that was her
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resolution, this is probably your face of pain. >> adele. >> as you're watching us, if you're watching us at the gym this morning. she put this out on instagram yesterday. writing, getting ready. we can all relate to how she's feeling, in full on tears. spotify says today is the biggest workout day of the year. >> why? >> we are a week into the resolution. >> people still motivated. >> close to the weekend, too. >> you're like, okay, i'll get ready for the weekend. >> songs to get us motivated. "sur "survivor" is one of mine. "uptown funk" featuring bruno mars. "chandelier" by sia. >> running slow motion. >> i actually have that on my play list. i love it. you feel powerful. >> beyonce "run the world." >> good one. >> we all remember the cronut,
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right? we have one better. >> we do? >> brooklyn restaurant is selling a gold encrusted doughnut for $100 each. a bargain, a dozen for $1,000. >> it's a steal. >> jerry is our -- >> all gold? >> in a gold box. >> gosh, they're beautiful. >> it's made from a purple yam from asia. crystal champagne icing and filled with champagne jelly. it's covered in 24 karat gold. the social club delivered these by hand, as you might imagine. >> they should. >> you can order them online. >> they smell amazing. i'm so excited that i can eat a doughnut again. >> i feel so indulgent. >> this is my first crystal. >> look at that. >> oh, my gosh, that is amazing.
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>> it's a really good doughnut. >> i don't know $100, but it's a good doughnut. >> unbelievable. >> crazy. >> the best gold doughnut i've ever had. >> it really is. >> are they all-purpose purple inside? >> it's the purple yam. >> it's beautiful. >> wow. this is really. >> this is jewelry. >> biting into cookie monster. >> fantastic. >> how many calories you think, natalie? >> i don't care. >> she's good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. the rain now tapering off, but we will still have clouds and scattered showers all throughout the day. temperatures are now in the mid to upper 40s. and you can see the sun is coming out helping us to dry out, but some spotty rain possible all throughout the afternoon. even into tonight. and once again some sunny skies here and there. look for highs in the low to mid
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50s in the east bay, 52 degrees in the tri-valley, we're also looking at highs that will be topping out at 54 degrees. >> man. >> you want some of the doughnut? >> here you go. >> this is great. our australian producer kate is too cheap to go in on the lottery ticket, but she wants a $100 doughnut. >> look at her inching in. wow! >> come on. >> gratification. >> gold finger. >> you expect me to die? up next, nearly 20 years after he appeared on the show himself, al gets to visit the set of america's game show, "wheel of fortune"! let's see if you can guess this phrase. >> oh, gosh. >> the category is people. they are three of al's favorites. >> tina fey, ♪ we stop arthritis pain,
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>> i have to tell you, not only did i get a chance to hang out on the set and talk to pat and vanna, i also got to spin the wheel. >> oh! >> what are you doing is the category. >> it's a simple concept. >> reporter: three contestants, two wildly popular hosts and one enormous wheel. >> it's a heavy wheel. >> next puzzle. >> reporter: for 33 seasons, the "wheel of fortune," longest running syndicated game show in the country has been america's game. >> we have the "today" show here, ladies and gentlemen. >> you're the unseen voice. >> it's america's game. >> what's involved? >> here we go. page one, everybody says, "wheel of fortune." then the announcer comes? >> ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of america's game, pat and vana white. >> perfect. >> man. there's a feeling of power when you say that.
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>> al, come out here. >> hi, my friend. how are you? good to see you. >> good to see you. >> when this started, did you ever think that over 30 years later, you'd still be dealing with letters? >> no, i didn't. i did not realize it would go on this long. >> when you first started, a lot of people don't remember, you actually physically had to turn letters. >> i did. i said, is there any way you can make my job easier? no, i didn't really. but they did make my job easier in 1997. they switched it to the computerized touch screen. >> i don't think people realize how big the board is. >> my co-hosts on "today's take" have always been a puzzle. not anymore. >> al, this is the place. >> i'm not allowed here. >> alarms go off. >> just this time. you can come up. >> now, this actually is activated. it's not a trick where she
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touched it. you really have to touch it. >> i do. >> if you touch it, the blue one, something will happen. >> let's see. >> all right! >> now the other one. >> can you solve the puzzle based on that? >> can i buy a vowel? >> no. >> al roker! my name is finally in lights. >> tell me the chemistry between you and vanna. >> she's a -- wouldn't that be great, if i opened up -- >> all of a sudden, it spilled out. >> hi, everyone. >> we take the show seriously, but not ourselves. if you ask vanna what she does for a living, she won't say, i'll be directing one day. she says, i touch letters and they light up. she understands it. the folks at home really have taken to her. it's been a long and happy relationship. >> i was in las vegas recently, and you walk through any casino or the airport, and all you hear is "wheel of fortune"!
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that's got to be kind of weird. you're on a casino game. >> go on and give the wheel a spin. >> when i'm walking through the casino, i walk by the slot machines and people are slay play i -- playing. i tap them on the shoulder and go, good luck, and keep on walking. i get a kick out of that. >> that's pretty good. >> you've spun the wheel. >> i have. >> it's heavy. >> reporter: my first turn of the wheel is when i was a contestant with my mom 20 years ago. >> thank you for being here. we have a $5,000 minimum. >> great. >> i did about as well back then as i did on my recent visit. >> too bad, al, landed on a bankruptcy. now, you have to go. >> i -- >> good-bye. >> i got to go. maybe alex trebek wants to see me. >> they tape both shows across from each other. >> really cool.
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want to save time in the kitchen? one way is to check out the clever, time-saving ideas from the book "kitchen hacks." "test kitchen" now in its 16th season. >> i still look young. >> how can you have 16 seasons and you're tender 13? >> tender 13. it was a good year. i've been living that year for 40 years. >> quickly, we have a salad dressing hack. >> use a sippy cup. put the vinegar in, mustard and oil and salt. the whole point of this is that you can put the top on and steal it from your kids. >> shake it up. >> a little bit like that. whoa! >> there you go. it's good on my hand. >> you look like a tall salad. >> there you have it.
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>> i've already tasted this steak. i don't know what you did to it, but it's amazing. what's the hack? >> take the steak out of the oven quickly. you start it in a 275 oven for 50 minutes. thick cut steak. what that does is breaks down the steak. it's like super fast turbo aging. put it in a hot skillet. few minutes to sear it. the problem is, when you rest the steak, the juices come out. we put it on top of something like that so it doesn't soften the crust. >> you still keep some of the juice if you want. >> let it sit for ten minutes. >> last on the list? >> this is the huge philosophical problem, what do you do with plastic wrap? how do you start it? if you use a toothbrush -- >> i've thrown out rolls because i messed up. >> that's the hack. >> thank you so much. the steak is delicious.
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zzzquil: a non-habit forming sleep-aid that's not for pain, just for sleep. disturbing cellphone video have left a very good morning to you. it is 9:26. the images in a disturbing cellphone video has left a teacher's aid facing felony abuse charges. it shows them describing a 9-year-old children repeatedly. leaders there say they only found on the about the video yesterday. they quickly issued a statement reading we immediately suspended the staff involved, called children and family services and noticed police before the student in the video returned to school uninjured and we're in the process of conducting a full investigation. yet another dismal day on wall street. stocks are once again under pressure. the dow is down about 216 points. before today, the dow had already lost 3% since the start
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of the year. economic troubles in china are again sparking the selloff. new signs of trouble for yahoo!. business insider says 10% of the workforce may be on the chopping block. that would amount to about 1,000 workers. yahoo! is not commenting, but it comes as frustrated shareholders call for marissa myers to resign. weather toss to traffic
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traffic ck bay bridge good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're getting a chance to dry out after the third storm system of the week continues to wind down. but still some scattered showers lingering across the region. we will have a chance of rain all throughout the day. and it is chilly outside as the sun comes out, it's 49 degrees in san francisco. and 46 degrees in the peninsula. we are looking at highs today that will be reaching into the lower 50s. cooler than average. 52 in the east bay, san francisco 53. and 54 in the north bay. south bay also around 54 degrees. let's check in now with mike. we're looking toward the bay
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bridge toll plaza where we have not had metering lights on since just before 9 the:00. that is a light flow of traffic. a great flow as far as driving down the east shore freeway and over towards san francisco. another crash north 101 causing a little slowing just shy of the bay bridge. look at the rest of your bay, tri-valley hasn't had a problem all morning. getting in toward palo alto, a little slow and a crash at almonte. back to you. another update in half an hour.
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taking a look at the headlines. vice president joe biden is expressing some regrets about his decision to not run for president. he spoke wednesday with our nbc station in connecticut. >> sure, i regret it every day. but it was the right decision for my family and for me. and i plan on staying deeply involved. we've got two good candidates. >> and the iowa kcaucus less thn a month away. the federal government is out with new guidelines about what we should and shouldn't eat. the new guidelines call for eating less sugar. the government recommends only 10% of a person's daily calorie intake should come from sugar. including the kind of added sugar found often in drinks and processed foods. the guidelines change previous
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recommendations also about cholesterol and now encourage people to limit it to 300 milligrams a day. they call for a pattern of healthy eating of a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy and protein. macy's is cutting 4800 jobs and closing 40 stores after reporting dismal holiday sales. they blame warm weather, which discovered sales of winter clothes, and the strong dollar which kept tourists from visiting and spending money in the u.s. after 20 days in theaters, "star wars: the force awakens" has become the all-time top grossing film ever in north america. according to disney, "star wars" earned enough on wednesday to move past "avatar's" $760 million lifetime growth. worldwi worldwide, the record still longs to "avatar," at least for now. let's get a check of the weather. >> probably going down, too. what's going on with your weather. we start out the weekend
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outlook. tomorrow, rain in the upper mississippi river valley. snow into the rockies. saturday, the snow and rain moves east. wet weather through the southeast and snow from michigan all the way down into parts of oklahoma. snow and rain out west, as well. dries out west, but then we have a real mess in the northeast on into ohio and parts of the upper midwest. brutally cold in the plains, we have some sunshine breaking out as we take a live look. a few spots seeing a little bit of rain this morning, but things are starting to wind down. we will still have a chance of rain throughout the day. and it is still cool outside now. 44 degrees in livermore. 47 in concord and oakland. look for highs today up to 53 degrees in san jose, 54 in foster city. 54 in napa, 53 in oakland. livermore looking at a high of 55 degrees.
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>> that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. carmen electra is a model and actress, singer, dancer, tv host. now, moonlighting as a relationship expert. >> we're talking ability the beautifu -- about the beautiful carmen electra, who is stranded in exile with five on again/off again couples, moving on from their toxic relationship, and possibly sboointo the arms of t eligible singles. good morning. >> good morning. >> this sounds like fun. why did you want to be a part of the show? >> originally, i joined the host of "exile." then i became friends with these exs, and i saw them cry. i saw them fight. i saw so much in them. that really connected us. we do have a psychiatrist on call 24 hours.
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took them through extensive therapy and really worked with them a lot. you know, broke them down so truth came out. there's a lot of emotions. >> right. >> but, you know, the goal of "exile" is to help them break free of -- >> toxic relationships. >> which we've all had. >> all been there. >> most of us. >> i think that's why they could relate to me. i was -- i'm not the doctor. i was a friend, you know? >> it kind of feels like -- >> did ymore manageable level. >> dumbs it down. >> it's as important to repair a relationship as to have the strength to move on from a relationship. >> yeah. you know, these couples were so co-dependent. they just couldn't let go.
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even though they weren't happy. i admire them so much for signing on the way they did. no texting, no cell phones. >> wow. >> no contact with friends or family. i mean, they literally went there with, you know, the goal of trying to get help. >> geez, intense. >> small, small number of exs that you discussed, if you had to be on "exile" with one of them, could you pick one? >> that's a good question. >> what's the first name that came to mind? not necessarily your pick but the first name that came to mind. >> i'll tell you this, i could not go to the dominion republic for three weeks, very closed off but it's gorgeous, without a cell phone.
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>> that's your partner? >> i mean, i'm addicted. >> you have to break up with your cell phone. >> i'm in love. >> co-dependent on your cell phone. >> i'm so co-dependent. >> it needs you. >> there was a couple times i almost wanted to reach out, but -- >> the reality is the phone needs you back. you have to pay for the bill. it's a relationship you need. >> co-dependence. >> we'll straighten this out. carmen electra, thank you so much. "exile" premiering tomorrow night on we tv. up next, one of the contenders for best film at this weekend's golden globe, "the weight watchers has changed. our all-new beyond the scale program puts the focus on you and not just the number on the scale. lose weight while eating healthier, with all new smartpoints. and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program!
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off and running with these guys. they've been in some of the biggest movies of all time. the biggest domestic movie, "star wars: the force awakens" and he's bill weasley in the "harry potter" series. also, if "maze runner". >> the two are teaming up with leonardo dicaprio in "the r revena revenant." leo was left dead by his buddies. that's just the beginning of the movie. >> that is a small glimpse of what poor leo suffers through. co-stars domhnall gleeson joins
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us. >> you know, you showed the clip of the movie we're not in. so thank you for that. very, very nice of you. >> you guys are very important characters. in fact, you are one of the buddies who leaves him stranded. >> does that qualify you as buddies? >> i think you lose buddy status once you leave your said buddy for dead. >> had you heard of the hugh glass story? >> no. >> this is based on a true story. >> i didn't know of hugh glass, no. apparently, he was a hearty fellow. >> so much has been made of the experience. seven to nine months of the director's technique of using only natural lights. you had an hour and a half to two hours a day to shoot this. don't want to overstate the hardships that actors go through, compared to people who
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actually go through hardships. >> let's pretend we haven't worked with anyone else. >> as a movie shoot, how tough was it? >> very, very difficult. it was a long time and the cumulative effect of, you're taking a beating every day physically, and it adds up over time. we were at minus 30, minus 40, dragging leo over mountains and everything. it gets you down. it's nothing compared to -- at least we slept in a hotel. the actual people slept out there. >> was there a point where you thought, what have i gotten myself into? >> truthfully, there was no fully preparing yourself for what the challenge of this movie was. i think a few of us experienced a form of cold, but it was redefined. to be fully immersed in the elements was a blessing, but it was tough. it pushed us to our limits. it was necessary to capture what we captured. >> what did you learn about yourself? leo talked about the journey for him being the toughest of his professional career. what did you learn about
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yourself, if anything? >> i'm not tough. i learned that. the biggest take away was once we felt like we did "revenant," it melt the other challenges in the future are going to be, potentially, a little more manageable. >> donalyou blushed. >> i think once you get passed what you think your limit is, it's uplifting once you get through it. >> incredible movie. getting lots of golden globe buzz, oscar buzz. you going to be at the globes? maybe? >> potentially. >> deathly silent. maybe we haven't been invited. thank you for bringing it up. thank you for bringing it up. >> "revenant" is theaters jane didn't like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought.
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> wasn't always so easy for rachel platten. struggling musician fors before her break out hit "fight song." it's on her new album "wildfire." ladies and gentlemen, rachel platten. ♪ like a small boat on the ocean, sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ and all those things i didn't say, wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight, can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take
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back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ losing friends and i'm chasing sleep, everybody's worried about me, in too deep, say i'm in too deep ♪ ♪ and it's been two years, i miss my home ♪ ♪ but there's a fire burning in my bones, still believe, yeah, i still believe ♪ ♪ and all of those things i didn't say, wrecking balls
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inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight, can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me ♪ like a small boat on the
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ocean, sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match, but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪
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[ applause ] >> rachel platten, thank you. the album is "wildfire." this is "today" on nbc.
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tamron is very brave. she put her bathroom in the winter issue of "new beauty" magazine. >> want to see my bathroom? >> show us your favorite products. >> it's so clean. >> photo shoot. >> that's my bathroom. all white. here's a tip, i got the best white towels at t.j. maxx. some of the candles. i'm obsessed with my skin, so i have a skin brush because i have dry skin. >> john cena undergoing shoulder surgery this i'm ... ==anim== happening
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today... ==topvo== gearheads from far and wide cve 9:56. good morning. i'm scott mcgrew. happening today, car lovers from far and wide will converge on the south bay for the opening of the silicon valley auto show. offering more than just the latest and greatest, although that one looks cool. lots of old cars and cutting
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edge technology including state-of-the-art safety innovations. doors open today at 10:00. let's check your weather. we're getting a break from the rain in some spots today. even a little bit of sun coming out. look for highs today to reach into the low to mid-50s. we do still have the wet roads and puddles. 52 for a high in the east bay. in san francisco, 53 degrees. and 54 in the south bay as well as the north bay. temperatures slightly cooler than average and we're getting ready for more of those downpours heading into the weekend. let's see what is happening on the roadways with mike. exactly what you've been talking about. roadways starting to dry out, but you can see the sheen there, a little slippery conditions on some of the roadways still. so be careful. but lighter traffic this thursday as we look at the map. silicon valley a nice easy drive. north 101, west 237, tiny bit of slowing. usual suspects. a crash north 880 by the
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coliseum may slow you down a bit. more of an issue north 101 a crash in lanes slowing from 380. 280 is an alternate. bay bridge, no metering lights for an hour. back to you. >> we'll have more local news in a half an hour. see you then.
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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. ♪ this is my fight song >> yes. sing it up, baby, be proud. ♪ this is my fight song ♪ my power's turned up ♪ i'll be strong ♪ this is my fight song >> rachel is here. she's going to sing her new single for us. this is

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