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♪ one two three four uno dose tres quatro ♪ >> thank you guys so much. thank you, new york. thank you. [ speaking spanish ] >> we're back now with more of "today" on a friday morning. it's the 25th day of may, 2012. pitbull just wrapping up a great concert here on a friday morning. more music to come from him a
little later on. if you're just tuning, what he just said in english was thank you "today" show, what he said in spanish was, i'm coming back every single year. which is nice to hear. we thank him very much. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry. al roker and tamron hall. what do we have coming up? >> i don't know i'm kind of hoarse from screaming. i can tell you -- mentioned we've got bobby brown in concert. >> and coming up this morning we're going to have more of our exclusive interview with bobby and his family talking about his reaction to the death of his former wife whitney houston and what happened to him in his life in the days after that tragedy. >> and of course we're always trying to help people save money on this sew. so we're one-upping that by giving or letting you know where to find free stuff and lots of it there dating sites to gym passes. there's something, dare i say, for everyone. >> all right. and if you are out looking at homes for $250,000 or less, barbara kosh ran is here, tours
from upstate new york, texas and every place in between. >> before we go, just a second ago, 30 seconds ago, savannah guthrie was out here dancing with the best of them. >> oh, yeah. >> she's made her way inside. she's got a check of the headlines. >> and i put down the flashing bracelet. today, exactly 33 years after etan patz disappeared from his manhattan street a new jersey man appears in a new york city court. police say he has confessed to kidnapping and killing the 6-year-old boy back in 1979. according to police, former convenience store clerk pedro hernandez said he lured the boy from his school bus stop with soda, choking him to death, and then dumping his body in the trash. investigators have yet to determine a motive in this case. a young man whose rising football career was cut short by a rape conviction has now been exonerated. brian banks spent five years in prison after a childhood friend falsely accused him of rape back in 2002. she has since recanted her story. the case against him was dismissed and he was allowed to
remove his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, no longer a felon on parole. banks now says he has not given up on his dream and still hopes to play for the nfl one day. many holiday air travelers are keeping an eye on hurricane bud. which weakened to a category 2 storm in the pacific, as it approached mexico's coast. meantime, aaa predicts that despite high gas prices, nearly 35 million americans will travel at least 50 miles from home during this mem or control day weekend. that's up 1.2% from last year. a maryland high school freshman who invented a new cancer test has won the $75,000 grand prize at the intel international science and engineering fair. and 15-year-old jack andropov could not have been more excited or more deserving. he developed a dip stick sensor for blood or urine that accurately detects pancreatic cancer. intel says it's 100 times more sensitive than the current test. he says it can also be used to
detect ovarian or lung cancer. britney spears tweeted that she was just taking a break and was actually having the best time on thursday when she reportedly walked off the set of "the x factor" during auditions. she was said to be upset after a contestant butchered her hit "hold it against me." talk about multitasking, joe is the first person to pull off a full triathlon while juggling the entire time, yes, even during the swimming portion. wow, he says he's part of the jogling community, a group of runners dedicated to juggling as they go, good to know. in case you weren't impressed enough, he completed that triathlon while driving and juggling in just under 2 hours. could this be the prequel to "black swan" because it sure looks like these two little tutus are having a rough time sharing the spotlight. the proud dad of one of these little ballerinas posted the video on youtube. her first dance recital, and her first fight. it's 9:04. we'll go back to al with a check
of the weather. >> wow. that does look -- thanks so much, savannah. oh, my gosh, we've got some -- oh, my camera man is about to hit -- oh! anyway, let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. of course we've got hurricane bud we're worried about, southwest of manzanillo, moving northwest. comes onshore sometime late tonight, early saturday morning, category 1 storm. a lot of rain out of this. not so much wind. then on the east, a 70% of tropical development with this system. could become beryl right around the northwest. bahamas moving northeast, strengthening over the weekend, could bring anywhere from 1 to 5 inches of rain from miami to cape hatteras. by sunday locally as much as 7 inches of rain. >> good morning. this is the camera from ocean city. right on the board. it is getting a little active. this will be busy beach this
weekend. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thank you very much. as we mentioned, bobby brown is going to be here for a live performance on the plaza on monday with songs off a new album which he says is all about healing. recently, i sat down with the r&b superstar and his family for an exclusive interview. and he spares no details on life with whitney houston, their drug use, and how he dealt with her death. i asked brown what it's been like for him and his family since the news. >> she was one of my best friends in the world. just, you know, her and i being here is almost unreal. it's been hard. but, you know, you have to deal with what you have to deal with and you have to move on. >> when you look back with the
benefit of hindsight, why did it end? >> we were definitely going two different directions. i know she didn't want to use anymore and i definitely couldn't use anymore, because i just felt it was going to kill me. you know, but there was a lot of pressure from other people telling her always in her ear telling her that i wasn't good for her. >> is it her immediate family, bobby? >> no. just business folks. >> they said, this is bad for you? it's bad for your career and reputation, if you continue to be with bobby brown? >> yes, basically. >> any time you lose somebody who's dear to you, and you lose that person suddenly, you have to stop and think, you know, about the things you wish you would have said. >> mm-hmm. >> you know. and so often we don't get an opportunity. have you thought about those things? >> no, because, you know, i try to live every day of my life, every day of her life how i felt about her and how much i loved the gift that she gave me, which
is my beautiful daughter. >> bobbi kristina is 19 years old. bobby has four other children from other relationships. landon, laprincia, and bobby jr. are all in their 20s, and there's 2-year-old cassius. his mom alicia etheridge is bobby's manager and fiancee. talk about whitney. okay. what type of relationship did you all have with whitney over the years? landon? >> oh, well i used to live with my father and whitney when i was younger. and we had a lot of fun. >> good, clean fun? >> oh, yeah. >> did you ever see any of the dysfunction that has been written about so much about their relationship? >> never. >> nope. >> never? >> are you talking about drugs -- >> i'm talking drugs, i'm talking about violence. >> that has never been -- >> i'm talking about, you know -- >> i've never, in my life, ever seen that. >> i heard -- i heard a lot of
stuff in the media when i was younger. i was completely oblivious to it. >> it was never -- >> i didn't even know that anything was going on. i see my dad, i didn't know anything was going on. >> is that because they were so good at keeping it from you? or is that -- >> that could have been it. >> they were so happy. >> well, bobby, what was it? >> well, you know, you don't subject children to, you know, things that, you know, you don't want them to be around, or to be a part of their lives. >> when things came out of drugs, maybe he didn't tell me exactly what drug he might have been doing. but when it came out in the media, he did sit me down, he said listen, i did -- i think he said marijuana. doesn't really matter what he said at the time. but he did let me know that it was something that he was in the wrong for. that he had done. and that he was going to try to get better. and that's all you can really hope for. >> what's the worst thing you
remember reading? what's the thing that stopped you and made you go to your dad and say, is it true? >> you hear a lot of stuff from people. so a lot of news you hear, you haven't seen yourself, you just hear it as a rumor. when people were telling me my father had died. and i heard that rumor so many times. and i'm worried because i haven't seen him in a few days, and i won't know if this is true. >> you sound like you're all feeling a little victimized by some of the things that have been written and said about your dad, and i guess, by most it's your family over these last many years. >> yeah. >> i think they have been victims. unfortunately. they stand behind their father, love their father, and walk this life with him. >> to the kids here, i asked your dad about people who feel that his story may not end well. they worry about him. they're not sure that he is as well and evolved as he tells me he is.
what do you say about your fears for how bobby brown's story? >> i don't have any fears. my father is a very strong man. and he's going to do it -- he progressed so much. >> we're on our way up right now. >> yes. >> we're all in an upswing. >> proud of them? >> i am extremely proud of my kids. it's what i have in my life. it's my legacy. it's what makes me work harder every day to be better. >> a bunch of great kids. >> impressive family. there's no question about it. and it was interesting to have them be so candid. which was nice. anyway, a reminder, bobby brown is going to be here monday, memorial day, for a live concert out on the plaza. >> that's right. and coming up next, everyone loves free stuff. who doesn't. ear going to tell you how you can get it. everything from dating to bowling. >> free dates? >> that's right. wow. >> is that a tease or what? >> i want a free date! >> excuse me? >> come on. >> what about your husband?
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that free is better than cheap. >> the natural thing, also, are there strings attached to this? >> not usually. the thing that i would say is sometimes they're hard to find on the websites. so i'm going to run you through these and i'll tell you actually where to find them. they're out there, though. so you can see. >> jump in. it's raining outside, going to have some rainy days. why not go bowling with the kids. >> perfect. especially for this kind of weather. a nationwide program go to their website, over 900 bowling alleys across america, gets get to bowl two free games every day. >> wow. >> so during the summer. you register. >> that beats a video game sometimes. >> actually active and it's fun and they really have a great time. it's 15 and under. same thing, amf bowling alleys. you can go to freebowling.amf. they have a similar program. you do have to register online and they're going to send you vouchers. when you say strings, that's not a string but it's something you have to do. >> fishing. >> this is bass pro shops. this weekend, they are having a
summer kickoff, it's like their whole summer festivities. they're going to do everything for kids to teach you how to put up a tent. they're even doing something my 12-year-old son would love is a metal detector treasure hunt. they have art projects. everything. sleeping bag races. you name it. and it's to get you there, 11:00 to 4:00. lots of fun stuff. fishing demonstrations. this weekend, so bass pro shops. >> and if you have a little bob vila in your home. >> right. so lowe's has a program called build and grow. every other saturday they do a program where you can bring your kids in, they get to build, they get the little apron. they get to keep all the stuff. they get to build their little, in this case it's an ice cream truck. it changes every single saturday whatever the project is and they get to take it all home with them. home depot has a similar thing the first saturday of every month. they get to build, paint, do the whole thing. the other thing about home depot, they have a lot of clinics for adults, too. you can take your kids to their clinic and you can do your
clinic. >> i love that they get to take home whatever they make. >> it's an art project. painting and building. >> next up. >> next up is getting in to the national parks for freen june 9th. national parks are open for free. it's a great deal. you have a little bit of time to plan. the next free day will not be until the fall. so take advantage of it. npf.g npf.gov. >> awesome. and target is helping us explore the world. >> target has an unbelievable program. you have to go to their web tithe, scroll all the way down, go to the company website and then there's an arts and culture click through. and it tells you all the free museums, target sponsors all kinds of free fridays so you can get in to museums. you can get into all different cultural programs across america. storytelling time. go to the target website and find something. you put in your zip code or where you live and it will tell you all the things they're sponsoring. >> and nothing beats a book. but a free book? >> free book. barnes & noble is doing a great program to kind of get kids to read. you go to their website, you can
print out this little log, it's a reading log. your kids read eight books, they sign, they fill it out. they date it, and then when they finish the eight books they bring them in to barnes & noble and they're going to get to choose a great book. >> that's a great motivation tool. >> goes up through sixth grade. >> next is an app called wave. wave is a free gps that you can get on your phone. what's cool about it is it's user generated. so if you see a cop, it will read and it will post it. it totally uses gps. so you're not texting or doing anything while you're driving. as long as you have it on in your car it's going to read where you are, what the traffic is around you. so it's like a social kind of -- >> and romance is not often free. but in this case. >> ancestry.com is off offering a three-day deal. three free days of dating. you can find somebody. find your match there. >> for free. >> and hopefully -- >> usually they charge. >> okay. this is a company called
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♪ it hurts so bad i let you walk away ♪ ♪ away ♪ and that is r&b star bobby brown who will be taking over our summer concert stage on monday, memorial day. and then on thursday, the runner-up from this year's "american idol" is here, jessica sanchez will join us in the studio. she'll have a live performance. and then a week from today, we're going to go a little bit country on the plaza, with the band perry. the music keeps going all summer long. and we are not done yet. with "today's" concert. in fact in just a few minutes we'll have one more song from miami's own -- everybody knowns him now, not just miami. >> he's mr. worldwide. >> 305, pitbull.
>> that's it. >> all right. >> what was that thing? you have something to say? >> you were mouthing something. >> we're all here. >> why do we call him 305? >> miami's area code. >> okay. >> during the concert jenna says when are you going to do starship. >> i'm confused with somebody else. >> nicki minaj. >> he's going to love that. >> wait till he hears that. >> anyway. >> i thought it was a pet segment. okay. >> and that's why we work weekends, lester. >> lester. >> we'll see how far your money can go these days. check out some homes for sale prices $250,000 or less. and then this weekend it's the official start of the barbecue season so want to fire up the grill, we're going to show you how to do it right and learn from the master pit master. >> but first let's say hello to the culturally aware lester holt and jenna wolfe with a preview
of what's coming up this weekend. >> i'll be getting down with it. >> get jiggy with it. >> yes, indeed. let me tell you what's coming up this weekend. we're going to look at the john edwards trial. the jury still deliberating. they keep asking for more and more evidence. the judge keeps giving them more and more. we're going to try to read the tea leaves and figure out what may be in store for the presidential candidate. and it's memorial day weekend. we'll kick off the unofficial start of summer with tips on outdoor cooking and wear to find the best holiday bargains. >> then while we're working this weekend, you guys are at the movies, summer also means big movie releases. so we're going to give you a sneak peek at "men in black 3," "the dark knight" and "sparkle" and "rock of ages." and who says dads don't dance. this was this little girl's bat mitzvah. instead of doing your typical traditional dance they got all jiggy with it and they made quite a little youtube viral performance out of it. so we're going to have dad and daughter on this weekend to talk about it. that was a little mickey minaj.
>> it's something. >> speaking of dancing, jenna wolfe has been tweeting this morning, and i believe -- >> oh, yeah, we did some video. >> we have it? >> we have it. >> we still got it. >> but what do you have? >> i don't know. >> i don't know if it's -- >> whatever it is. >> i just took some ointment for it. >> there was a lot of this going on. >> this is a replacement -- >> look at this. >> she was clapping. >> the double clap. >> right. >> anyway let's see what we've got as far as your memorial day weekend weather. again for tomorrow, we've got sunny conditions, northeast some wet weather along the southeastern coast, as this low gets again and more rain in the pacific northwest. sunday, sunday, more heavy thunderstorms from minnesota on into nebraska. beautiful out west into texas. record-setting highs through the ohio river valley. heavy rain along the southeastern atlantic coast which will continue through monday's memorial day. record highs in the upper
mississippi river valley into the ohio river valley. showers in the pacific northwest. few showers in the northern plains. hit or miss thunderstorms in the northeast and new england. >> good morning. there are some clouds and some fog this morning. if you isolated storms could crop up later this afternoon. >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you. up next, house hunting for $250,000 or less. right after this. sometimes, i feel like it's me against my hair.
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boards and ceiling fan. the screened in porch out back is perfect and connects to the kitchen with the outdoors in the freshest possible way. what's wrong with that little room? i'd just sit myself down there and spend the whole day. >> not a thing. buffalo, new york. >> buffalo, you know, is cold. but this is worth going to buffalo for. it's a columned yellow colonial with a circular front porch. it's a bright yellow, actually much too bright. should be painted much softer. excuse me. and it's very close to a park that's right next door. the wood cabinets in the kitchen are expensive but a little bit on the dark side i think. those rugs in the kitchen have got to go. i don't know what they were thinking. the dining room has extra tall beadboard wainscoting and crown molding. it's a nice size room. it doesn't even have a window except at the very end but it's very pleasant. the living room has hardwood floors, built-in book cases and a wood burning fireplace flanked by columns. too much stuff on the walls. again a lovely room. the family room has windows, wainscoting and fancy crown molding. a pretty room. it's only dated a little bit by
that granny-type furniture. what a pretty house. only $229,000. >> i love the commentary. okay. flint, michigan. tell us about the next house. >> flint, michigan, had an interesting thing happen because earlier this spring the graveyard shift came back at the gm plant, adding 750 gobs. gm isn't the only big employer in flint. there's also a medical center that employs 9,000 people and three major universities in the area. jobs are plenty in flint, michigan. and this pretty house is on a quiet cul-de-sac street, has over 3,000 square feet. the kitchen has wood cabinets, granite counters and a roomy breakfast bar. the great room has cathedral ceilings, everybody always loves those kinds of ceilings. walls of windows and a fireplace with a carved wood mantel. the formal dining is a little too formal with cherry wood floors, crown molding and a chair rail. there's a huge deck out back and it actually butts into a nature preserve of woods and a pond right outside the own backyard. >> oh, that's nice. summerville, south carolina. a three bedroom, 2 1/2 bath.
>> this is a pretty house. list a charming southern style home in the center of summerville. 25 minutes from historic charleston and 45 minutes from the beach. it has a double front porch, that catches the southern breezes. everybody likes that part of the country. the living room has light tan walls with contrasting trim and a wood burning fireplace with a beautifully carved mantel. nice and open. the eat-in kitchen has 42-inch cherry wood finished cabinets and granite counters. they spent a lot of bucks on that kitchen. the breakfast area is bright and cheerful and is big enough for a much bigger table. the formal dining room is pretty wedgwood blue with walls and white wainscoting and molding. the big back porch has white columns and railings. plus a cooling fan. and the backyard overlooks a huge park that's right next door to this pretties now summerville. >> that looks like a postcard. >> you don't convenient to pay the taxes on that one. >> great deal, great look. barbara corcoran, have a great weekend. >> up next a barbecue feast for your memorial day grilling. [ bell tolls ]
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good morning. in "today's kitchen" we are grillin' and chillin' to kick off your memorial day weekend. kenny callahan, the executive chef of blue smoke here in new york city shows us how to wow your crowd. kenny, good to see you. >> good to see you, al. >> the great thing about what you're doing, you can do it outdoors or if your weather is not so great you can do it indoors. >> absolutely. >> now i hadn't heard this. this is called -- this cut is called the butcher's steak? >> yeah, it's actually a hanger steak. and they call it the butcher's steak because the butchers used to keep this for themselves and sell the rest of the cut. >> uh-huh. >> it's a great cut of meat. >> but it is not that tender. it needs a marinade. >> it usually needs to be marinated. this is a whole hanger steak here. you need to -- what i would do is tell a butcher to trim it up for you. it has a little bit of a vein in the middle. so it's kind of inedible. you want to cut it down.
this one is a cleaned up one, just this piece and this piece. >> without that stuff in the middle. >> exactly. >> so what goes into the marinade? >> basically rosemary, thyme, sage. >> right. >> we take the steaks, a little bit of olive oil. a little bit of -- oh, sorry. a little bit of crushed garlic. one or two cloves in there. here i have a couple that are already done. >> and how long will you marinate that? >> you can do this up to two days. >> oh, okay. >> up to two days is fine. here i have a couple that are already marinated. just taking them out. just want to season them. if you help me out there. >> that would be great. >> a little bit of black pepper. go right on a nice, hot grill. >> and now do you want to cook this over a high heat quickly? >> high heat. high heat. i'm a big fan of high heat. >> like the high heat. you and the yankees. well the yankees not so much. >> not these days. >> okay. anyway so you get this on. how long on each side? >> probably about two to three
minutes. you just really want to touch it. if it's feeling -- a good rule of thumb, this is rare, this is mode yum, this is well done. >> all right. you just signal for -- >> okay. >> exactly. >> how a salad. >> salad, this is a lovely little salad here. we're grilling some corn. we have some awesome cherry tomatoes. >> right. >> here i have some already grilled corn. some red unions. >> yeah. >> sugar snap peas. roasted peppers. just going to toss this all in there together. >> it's really colorful, too. >> beautiful. this is the perfect type, memorial day. spring and summer are kind of molding together. >> right. >> a little bit of olive oil. a little salt and vinegar. >> nice. >> salt and pepper. >> then you just toss this? >> toss it up. >> bring this back here. you can show us how to slice this thing up. now that you're done. >> yes. want to help me out there? >> you bet. >> you want to cut this against the grain, how come?
>> exactly. the grain is the fabric that holds the muscle together. so you can see this here. see the grain clearly like that. so want to cut exactly 90 degrees across the grain. >> nice. oh, yeah. that's what i'm talking about. and you brought some sides. you've got some great corn bread. a little asparagus. coleslaw. this is more of a vinegar based. >> vinegar base. toasted sesame seed coleslaw. here i have a nice little sauce with shallots, garlic, dijon mustard. >> don't even need the sauce, kenny. this is fantastic. can you tell? thanks so much. perfect memorial day forecast and food. thanks so much, kenny. >> thank you, al. thanks for having me. >> still ahead we got pitbull on the plaza to get the party started. but first, this is "today" on nbc. what's my secret for sunday lunch?
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