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♪ >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it's thirsty thursday, may 19th. all right. that's california lovin'. we will see a lot of beautiful people. "neighbors 2" might be right up your alley. we have seth rogen and rose byrne. >> and two ladies are celebrating their birthday. guess what they got as a gift? ambush makeovers.
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that's a little later. >> how fun to go through it together. grandparents always say their greatest joy is their grandchildren. today on our everyone has a story, we are almost up to 100 -- >> whoa! >> we are going to honor a very special grandmother who still is taking care of her 5-year-old grandson while both of his parents served overseas. yeah. it's a beautiful story. we should appreciate our military all the time, but this month it's especially military appreciation month. >> you're right. every day should be that. >> yesterday was fun. haven't been to a lot of broadway lately. went to see cagney yesterday. off-broadway musical. robert creighton is a brilliant, brilliant performer. he looks like james cagney and channels james cagney. he tap dances like a dream. what i was so impressed with, small theater, there they are. there we are. that's five people in the
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company who -- i'm not that much taller than he is. we are on stairs. but they play like 50 characters between the five people. >> did you like it? >> i did. i did. i didn't know a lot. it's biographical, stuff i didn't know. good for them. good for them. it's not easy to make your mark on the great, you know where i mean. >> jennifer lopez was sitting at a roundtable with a bunch of hollywood stars like kerri washington and a whole bunch of people. >> the women of hollywood. >> so they were sitting around a roundtable and the subject of what do you think of the term diva came up. she does not like that. so this was also the hollywood reporter, these women were sitting around talking. take a look at what was said when they started talking about being called a diva. >> i did get a moniker of being a diva which i never felt i deserved, which i don't deserve because i'm a hard worker, always on time, always professional, and getting that
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label because you reach a certain -- >> care about something enough to give your opinion. >> i felt sometimes crippled to voice my opinion. >> a lot of women feel that way. >> right. i feel like sometimes you ask for things that you feel like you deserve or you should, you earned it in your career, and somehow it's seen as being demanding. >> people confuse it with the concept of being entitled. >> yes. >> but if you are acting rudely and then i guess the -- what would be a similar thing for a man if he just shows up late and lords it over everybody? you can think of a couple we can't use on tv. >> exactly. >> boorish behavior comes in every gender. >> i totally agree. >> okay. all right. what else is going on? >> let's move on. we are so happy for our friend billy bush. >> billy bush is finally coming to the "today" show. >> he's wanted to do it for a long time. >> yesterday they did their show out on the plaza. he got a drop-by by three famous
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new yorkers. matt lauer came by and gave him a hug and squeeze. then regis came by and jerry seinfeld came by. >> that's good stuff. >> that is like new york standing -- >> if only donald trump had shown up as well, right? >> also billy talked about joining the show. let's take a look at that. >> what advice for bill going to the 9:00? the 9:00 a.m. hour? >> it's going to be a tough one. i was there for 28 years. >> wow. >> when the history record books are closed the greatest morning television host in the world will always be regis philbin. >> don't you forget it! >> still humble after all these years. >> don't you love regis? >> we just screamed, we laughed. we should be kicked out of places. the cannes red carpet continues. we thought it was over and
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everyone was on the plane home. apparently it keeps going and going and going. >> maybe there's a red carpet for each film. >> i don't know if you know who this person is. you may know, recognize this dress. that happens to be bella hadid. she's a model, giggi's sister. it wasn't windy. good for her. >> even though it was already in all the newspapers. >> helen mirren looked amazing. >> always does. so elegant. >> she did do a little stumble. >> those steps are ridiculous. they're hard. >> they are so known for being treacherous. why doesn't somebody have the job of being the person who helps you up? >> can we put the picture up for one more second? who's the guy laughing with the clipboard on the right? >> probably her publicist. >> did she have george with her? >> i don't remember if she was
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with him or not. yeah, she was caught by george. julia roberts just sprinted up in her bare feet. >> some people thought that was an expression of a take on remember about the high heels? >> there was a requirement you were supposed to wear high heels on the red carpet and julia roberts went barefoot. not sure if that was for comfort or to say i'll wear what i want to wear. >> remember when we had the diamond on a few weeks ago? the oppenheimer blue diamond? >> you actually tried it on. you put it on your finger. >> look, look, look. that one, by the way, which was worth how much was the grand total? >> it set a record. it was $57.5 million. you had $57.5 million on your hand. guess what? somebody bought that diamond. 14.62 carats. somebody bought it, just a private person bought it and now owns it. >> hopefully they can afford the security guards that need to go with you any time you wear them,
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you wear it. >> i wonder why you would buy it. >> bragging rights, i suppose. yeah. a lot you can do with that kind of money. >> oh, my gosh, yeah. >> none of our business. long as they made that money, you know, legally. all right. i have been waiting for this moment. you know why i have been waiting for it? not only is it the song, it's a dance. >> double whammy. >> the singer will tell us the dance steps. you love this singer. meghan trainer. this song is called "dance like your daddy." you are going to love it. >> that would be a foxtrot. >> let's go. ♪ dance like your daddy dance like your daddy come on move like your mama do what you want to dance like your daddy ♪ ♪ don't care what they're thinking ♪
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>> here's the dance steps. ready? we're doing it. push down. now shoulder roll. shoulder roll. push down. shoulder roll. shoulder roll. to the left. to the right. can you overbite? can you old man overbite? touch your nose. meghan says touch your toes. >> i can't dance like my daddy because literally, my daddy only did the polka and the foxtrot. okay, hoda. everyone's going to be doing that at weddings. come on. that's cute. what? >> you're cute. i love the way you get into it very, very much. just a reminder if you can't get enough of us and how could that be? we are on sirius xm channel 108. you can find hoda woman there every monday and wednesday at 2:00 with her gracie award winning performance. >> you are picking up your gracie today.
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oh, my gosh, it's happening next week. kathie lee gifford has i think you are called the preeminent daytime host of the year. you got that award. >> one of the worst choices ever. >> seth rogen and rose byrne are here. >> two ladies get one of the best birthday surprises of their lives. ambush makeovers. everyone has a story. you will love it. you will love it. ♪ dance whenyou want to feel goodine, from head to toe. including your nails. introducing the latest innovation from amopé. the amopé electronic nail care system. the fast way to file, buff, and shine. for effortless, shiny, wow nails! so you can step out with that amopé confidence and shine on. (kiss) the new electronic nail care system from amopé.
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joining forces with zac's character to take down the sorority that's moved in right next door. >> i want to help you guys stop that sorority before it gets too late. that's right. i'm switching sides. >> cool! >> they have 15 individuals. they're not a cohesive unit. they don't understand the most important rule of sisterhood. there's no "i" in sorority. >> yeah, there is. there's two, actually. >> actually, there's just one. >> no. that's a y. >> in the middle. >> that's an o. >> two is straddling the y. s-o-r-r-i-a-r-o-y-i-t-y. >> what? >> there's a u in there you guys are all missing. >> very cute. welcome, you guys. >> thank you. >> it was so big you had to do another one. >> that's what they say. you have to. they leave you no choice in the matter. i found myself on set one day. >> you have evolved as a couple. >> we have a young daughter so
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we are terrified she's going to turn out like some of these women. >> you are in the middle of it so it can be tough. let's talk about escrow. >> this is an oddly california thing. >> do they not have escrow here? >> yeah, they do. >> you're not paying attention to your real estate, kathie lee. they do have it. they have escrow all over america. >> in california it's something different. >> i don't think it is. >> there's your next movie. >> kathie lee doesn't know what escrow is. i think it is. >> what did you learn about escrow? >> that is a time in which, pay attention, kathie, that buyers are able to pull out of your purchase even though all the paperwork is done, should something become undesirable about the situation. >> did you know about this before the movie? >> i did know what escrow was. >> he lives in california. >> no. i read my paperwork and i'm
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aware of what's happening. >> when you guys were having moments when you got to cracking each other up, rose, was it hard to keep a straight face? who laughed first? who broke up first? >> it's kind of even. >> we both have a hard time. >> we have a hard time. we entertain each other. and the characters are pretty stupid. >> yes. zac is funny, too. he's actually really good. he's very professional. >> so you learned that sororities aren't allowed to throw parties. first of all, is that true? >> that is true. >> are you sure? >> they're not supposed to. they do, but it is a rule in america that -- it's not just in california. all over america, sororities are not allowed to throw parties in their own house or allowed to even have a house in a lot of states. >> why --
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>> not once was the word escrow used in the last 40 years. >> that's all you're thinking about. >> all right. shall we play a little game of spin the bottle? >> let's do it. >> let's play. >> are you drinking? >> it was a little rough. all right. here's a question. what song are you most embarrassed to have on your ipod or phone? >> that's a good question. i'm not embarrassed but i have a lot of roxette, the pop group from the '90s. i would maybe be embarrassed. >> rose? >> i have a lot of raffi. >> baby beluga. >> how about this one. here's a good one. who's the better kisser? >> out of you two? how do we tell? rose is. sure. >> always a lot of fun when
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they're here. i immediately googled what comes up? he's right. escrow is not only in every single state in the country, it's even in guam. i don't know, it's a lapse in my syntax. >> what are you talking about, you learned something from seth rogen. >> i never thought in my wildest dreams i would learn something so substantive from seth. i appreciate it. hope he comes back soon. >> catch "neighbors 2: sorority rising" from our sister company universal tomorrow in a theater near you. >> something special to keep everything from your face to nails gorgeous next. ' cottonelle asked real people about cleaning... their bums. what? (laughs) (laughs) what does cleanripple texture do? catches all the stuff that you want to get out. this is really nice. this one is, like, it goes the extra step. it gets it all clean. how does being clean feel? kind of sassy. uh, breezy. hands up. weeeeeee. my bum is saying, "thank you very much."
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. all right. spring's all about feeling and looking fresh. if you're ready to hydrate and rejuvenate, we have you covered. today's style editor bobby thomas is here with the latest masks taking the beauty scene by storm. first, taking the publishing world by storm. look at this cover, you guys. look at this. this is bobbi on the cover of "new york family." that is so precious. look at this one. oh, oh, sticking his tongue out. attitude, so darned cute. >> i just love him. >> of course you do. >> we are so happy for you. very excited about these. >> i'm sure you are. well, this has been a big trend thanks again to social media. everybody in the beauty world is buzzing about lots of different
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things. let's take a look at somebody yourself, kathie lee, getting in on the trend. we have a photo of you doing something called multi-masking. let's take a look. >> i did? >> yes. >> i don't remember. >> this is, it's photoshopped, obviously. >> when i was in escrow in california. >> everyone online is having fun taking pictures instead of being perfectly made up of multi-masking which is essentially taking different masks for different problem areas. >> all right. instead of a one for all. >> certain masks address certain areas. masks have become so popular later that hoda, in front of you is a primer. put that on before you even put a mask on. origins claims this is the world's first. a prep for a mask. then you move on to kits now. there are lots of brands, peter thomas roth and this is great, this is one of my iffavorites, cool and warm hot core duo. it's very cool. you can use both of them. they're in the same container.
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you get two masks for one. then when it comes to another form of these that are catching your attention, we have a picture of one of my brave assistants at the office who is wearing what they call a bubble mask. this is something that -- you would be like what? what's that? it's actually not the newest. an oxygen mask was packaged awhile ago. now you can find them everywhere, different price points. it comes out, it's oxygenating so it's hydrating and brightening. >> you have it on your hand? >> yes. you will see this is what it looks like after five minutes. put it on like a gel and it bubbles. >> how long do you leave that on snmplg ? >> five to ten minutes. >> how often should one use one of these masks? >> you should read the directions. some masks you want to leave on for a minute and you do it once a week because it has retinol or acid in it. there are other masks you can do a couple times a week that are hydrating.
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make sure you read the directions. >> are you good about that? >> no. >> last but not least, i will say it's good, it's a more gentle way to exfoliate. there's even masks popping up for hands and nails. you have lush that's got the golden handshake mask that you dip and you soak your fingers in it. you see the gold in there. whanchlg >> what does that do? >> not sure the gold does anything but look pretty. but it's really fancy. then an overnight nail mask you put on your nails to make nails and cuticles stronger which is a cool idea. you can take that off in the morning. >> much more information. >> i have a whole different article. >> you look so beautiful on that cover. >> you look so happy, too. >> "new york family." >> all right. it's a grandmother who put her family's needs before her own. everyone has a story. hers is about endless love. wonderful little boy. plus two lucky ladies get ambushed on their birthdays.
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tough enough, dozens of palo alto students will have to take them again. the reason is because they sat too close together. how a technicality invalidated all kinds of tests and infuriated students. we'll take a look at weather and traffic after the break.
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after hitting the 80s and
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90s inland yesterday, we're looking at widespread 60s and 70s today. temperatures drop about 10 to 15 degrees below yesterday. and we still will have some sunshine with a high of 75 today expected today in san jose. 70 palo alto. 58 degrees in the proceed sid yoe. north bay, up to the mid-70s with a high in fairfield and 71 in oakland. dublin, expect a high of 76 degrees and a chance of rain in the forecast for the weekend. let's check in now with mike and see what's happening on the roadways. >> we'll focus on the rails first. b.a.r.t. he, an advisory between hayward and south hayward. alternate is number 99. they'll take you through the area. a major medical emergency. not a lot of detail. our chopper is heading out to the scene. meanwhile, the roadways through the area, driving in is an option. traffic is getting lighter. bay bridge toll bridge still has metering lights on and slowing around approach of 70 and 880 in northbound direction.
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peninsula, slowing around the 101 as standard new be sure to join us at 11:00 for our next newscast. we'll see you then. thirsty thursday. two birthday girls from our plaza are ready to revail their ambush makeovers and making them look fabulous as always, our crack makeup and hair team led by our very own louis licari and guinness world record holder and all around fashion plate jill martin. hello! >> it was so great, what better birthday present than a makeover. right? >> go out and celebrate. perfect. >> they're ready for tonight. >> all right. our first lucky lady is deborah willingham. she's turning 49 years old today. >> bless her heart. >> she's from new london, texas. she's a mom of five. she has been married for 14
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years. she's been a stay at home boss for most of her life. she says she keeps her beauty routine simple and just washes her face every day. let's take a listen to her story. >> happy birthday. you told me it's important to you to have this on your birthday. tell me why. >> this is the last year i will be 40, okay? i'm 49 today. and i watch kathie lee and hoda all the time. i have been planning this for years and here i am. thank you. >> we're happy we could give you this gift. happy birthday. >> thank you so much. >> it's going to be fun. she's with her husband john and son joshua. please keep your blindfolds on for just a second. here is deborah before. all right, let's see the new you. oh, my gosh! >> oh, yeah scham! >> all right, guys, get ready. take off your blindfolds. take them off. >> oh, wow!
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>> wow! >> deborah, are you ready? you will totally freak. spin around right here. >> ta-da! you look gorgeous. >> you sure do. >> oh, you look beautiful. look into this camera. >> look at camera 12. tell us about the hair. >> of course, that's a great haircut. it's shapely. she had a perm which made her hair a little darker but added a few highlights to keep the brightness. >> i love the color. >> it's lovely, isn't it? >> you're about to pass out? >> i'm sitting here thinking man, she's beautiful. that's awesome. you guys did a great job. >> we are so excited. >> this outfit, i love this. >> i'm so happy. when you're building a wardrobe and starting over you want
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basics. a little statement necklace and jeans. >> love it. >> join your family. congratulations. our second lady is linda slate who is turning 74 today. happy birthday to her from houston, texas. she is, get this, a retired hairstylist. she has one son, two grandchildren and is currently looking for love. linda says she dresses very casually, typically wearing shorts when she's at home. let's take a listen to her story. >> you have been waiting 74 years for this. why is it so important to you? >> oh, i watch all the time and i want to look beautiful and young. i'm tired of looking like a drab old woman. >> well you look fabulous. we are going to make you look even more fabulous. happy birthday. >> thank you. thank you. >> we are going to zshush her up. >> let's take one last look at linda before and bring out the
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birthday girl, please. >> wow! >> all right! >> wow! wow, linda. you ready? >> i'm ready. >> okay, sweetheart. >> she's going to freak. >> oh, my gosh. you look so gorgeous. >> you want to turn around, birthday girl? happy birthday. >> can you see all right? >> i'm okay. >> don't want to mess it up. >> look into camera 12. all right, louis. >> now, you can see here, this is -- shows you what a difference color can make. her first hair color, we started this, it was much too light and did nothing for her. we added depth so her face came alive. great makeup and i have the best, we gave her the bangs. >> you're looking for love, huh? >> yeah. yeah.
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>> you know who that is. >> just great and cozy and chic and you can mix and match it with so many things and travel as well. >> can you believe what you're looking at here? doesn't she look beautiful? all right. let's bring deborah out and give a big round of applause to both of our ladies. >> and to louis and jill, thank you so much. >> you guys are going to love our everyone has a story today. it's one grandmother's unconditional love for her grandson. >> that's coming up right after this. think fixing your windshield is a big hassle? not with safelite. this family needed their windshield replaced, but they're daughters heart was set on going to the zoo. so we said if you need safelite to come to the zoo we'll come to the zoo! only safelite can fix your windshield anywhere in the us. with our exclusive mobileglassshops. and our one of a kind trueseal technology, for a reliable bond. service that fits your schedule.
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it is time for everyone has a story. this one is about the endless love one grandmother demonstrates every day for her grandson. >> beverly adams has taken on the monumental responsibility of raising her 5-year-old grandson while both of his parents serve our military, our country in the air force. >> we heard about beverly through her dear friend ruth who wrote in to tell us all about beverly's incredible strength. let's listen. >> dear hoda and kathie lee, i was watching your show when you aired everyone has a story and i instantly thought of my friend beverly adams. i have known beverly for the past nine years and she is always putting her family first. however, last fall, when she said that her son and his girlfriend both of whom serve in
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the air force were being deployed, and she would become the guardian of her 5-year-old grandson, i was aoverwhelmed with how endless her love truly is. beverly is an amazing 50 plus woman. i will keep that part a secret. and she took on the po responsibility of raising her grantson without looking back. she moved him to texas, enrolled him in kindergarten and spent endless hours in teacher conferences to ensure he was adjusting to the new school and being sufficiently challenged. he was born premature at one pound, three ounces and he has special needs. beverly never makes excuses for him. she just makes sure he has all the love he needs to learn and takes him to physical therapy and doctor's appointments while in her care. she's an inspiration to everyone that meets her and i would like to have her story shared on your show to reflect the endless love and efforts families give when their loved ones are deployed for our country. beverly is looking forward to tex graduating in june and going home to his parents.
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i would like to arrange for her to have some special time of her own with a trip to new york city to show my appreciation for her endless love and support. >> we have got beverly adams and her little grandson along with us. and beverly's friend ruth who wrote that beautiful letter. the minute he started seeing it, is he all right? >> he's just emotional right now. >> sure. sure. it's obvious why you decided to write in about your dear friend. she is such a remarkable, remarkable person, isn't she? >> she sure is. every day she's always taking care of tex. >> sure can't believe you're 50 plus. >> we will always keep that our secret. >> he's a beautiful little child. he had some challenges growing up, born very underweight and -- but you, by the way, we are watching you and i know -- >> dealing with him. >> but you have this radiant lit-from-within smile and a calmness. tell us about that. >> well, when this little guy
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was born and i saw that picture, there was no bad day for me anymore because what he went through, what he survived, truly amazing. i call it my miracle gift. my miracle gift from god because i feel like he put this child in my life, in his parents' life for a reason. he's a little emotional now because he saw mommy and daddy and he's going to be going back to stay with them. right now grandma has taken incredible care of him. >> you are going to cry when he goes back, right? >> cry tears of joy and sadness. >> did you know your friend had written this letter? >> i didn't. she asked me for some pictures and i was so busy, then she called me and told me that i was going on the "today" show. i thought no way, no way. i just ran and screamed, jumped. it was truly amazing for me. >> we have a beautiful, i hope it's beautiful, i get to hear it for the first time today, too, song that's been written just for you and tex. okay? when we come back.
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we're honoring a very special lady today. beverly adams who's here alongside her grandson, tex. she's helping to raise him. her dear friend ruth is here. beverly selflessly raised her grandson while his parents were k deployed in the air force. we wrote a special song just for you called "your endless love." here to sing it is jennifer samar who recently earned a tony nomination for her performance. ♪ you fall in love you raise your babies and they have babies too ♪ ♪ so then what do you do you'll give them your endless
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love ♪ ♪ you see the need and you just fill it from an ever deepening well ♪ ♪ that's just what you do on an ever circling carousel you give them your endless love ♪ ♪ your endless love your selfless love your sweet unconditional endless love ♪ ♪ and just when you think you can't give anymore you realize it's all that you're living for ♪ ♪ so you keep giving your endless love ♪ ♪ the seasons change the years go by
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you wonder where they went ♪ ♪ and wonder what they meant as you gave your endless love ♪ ♪ then you sit back with heavy heart and thank the lord above you for the people that love you who gave their endless love too and you smile as you end another day of giving your endless love away ♪ ♪ and all that we really want to say is thank you for your endless love your endless endless love ♪
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>> beautiful, jennifer. >> beautiful. we're not done with surprises. we have a special one coming up.
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we're back with our everyone has a story honoree beverly adams who is here with her grandson tex and her dear friend ruth. they were just treated to a performance by jennifer samar with david friedman and david wild. thanks for being here. >> hi, tex. >> how did you enjoy the song, beverly? >> beautiful. beautiful. loved it. and it truly describes what i have for him, endless love. >> well, so expressive of that as you were caring for him as the song was playing. it was like you never stopped
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just making sure he's okay. >> you know better than anyone there's nothing as important as spending time with your loved ones so we wanted you guys to enjoy some special time here in new york city. there's a place called ellen's stardust diner. >> so much fun! >> the servers all sing, they get on the tables. it's an absolute blast. you will go there first. then you are going to head over to the theater, where you are all going to see the musical "tuck everlasting" based on the children's novel. special thank you for supplying those. >> then you are going to toys "r" us to get $200 of all the toys you want. toys from toys "r" us! >> yay! >> have a wonderful time in new york. ruth, you are a wonderful friend. >> you want to go now? >> real quick, beverly, you wanted to thank the school real quick? >> yes.
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i wanted to say special thank you to willa brown elementary school in texas. they provide an amazing support staff for me when tex got enrolled. >> thank you, everybody. have a great day, everybody. god bless.
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breaking news is out of san francisco. a police officer shoots a suspect in the bay view. here's what it looks like from our chopper. it's still very much an active scene. police say the suspect, a man -- rather, a woman has life-threatening injuries. >> the shooting happened near the intersection of elmira and shafter. we don't know why the officer opened fire at this point. we have a crew on the scene. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm kris sanchez. more breaking news unfolding. a major travel disruption this midday hour on b.a.r.t. let's bring in


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