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♪ >> back now with more of "today" on this memorial day morning, monday, may 28th, 2012. and that was our crowd bouncing to the beat of bobby brown, singing an amazing concert right here on our plaza. we've got one more song so you want to stick around for that. good morning, everyone, i'm savannah guthrie alongside peter alexander. matt and al and natalie are enjoying the morning off. but they are missing this really good concert. >> i kind of wanted to see al roker's dance moves today. >> i like how earlier i said this brings me back to college. it was the sixth grade for me. >> i was thinking earlier. >> anyway, just ahead, is the
beebes in some kind of drawl? he got into some kind of scuffle and now police want to investigate him and get to the bottom of this incident. >> of course the paparazzi there to shoot every moment of it. also, whether you're hitting the road and getting off for your summer vacation we'll show you the best websites and apps that make it easy to plan that sort of fun trip. find routes and adventures and save some money along the way as you plan out future trips this summer. then we're going to introduce you to a guy who is putting the rest of us guys to shame. this is what a lot of people are talking about online these days. this guy planned an elaborate lib dub proposal with all his friends and family joining in. the video has 3 million hits online. we are going to show you just how it all ends. >> pretty amazing. and needless to say, no lip dubbing when beyonce took the stage. this is her first concert since she had her little daughter blue ivy carter back in january. this time she delivered quite a
performance. we're going to tell you all about that. but first we want to get to tamron hall sitting in for natalie over at the news desk. >> good morning, savannah and peter. good morning, everyone. authorities in los angeles want to question justin bieber about an alleged physical altercation with a member of the paparazzi on sunday nbc's kristen dahlgren has the story. >> reporter: witnesses say it was a completely different justin bieber who they watched go after a paparazzo sunday afternoon. according to reports the teen superstar, his girlfriend actress selena gomez, were leaving this shopping center near his home, after seeing a movie together when the altercation occurred. witnesses say bieber bolted from a van he was driving to confront this photographer who moments earlier was seen snapping pictures of the couple as they were pulling away from the parking area. in a press release the malibu sheriff's office says when they arrived onscene a man told deputies as he took pictures of mr. bieber he was physically battered by the singer. bieber and gomez left the scene
before deputies arrived according to witnesses. the victim complained of pain and requested medical attention. an allegation of misdemeanor battery report against bieber was taken by sheriff's deputies. before the photographer was transported to a local hospital, where he was treated and later released. ironically, this recently posted youtube video shows former boxing champ mike tyson giving pointers to justin bieber behind a training bag. representatives for bieber have not responded to the allegations from sunday's altercation, but overnight bieber tweeted, gonna focus on the important stuff, the music. meanwhile on her facebook page selena gomez wrote, thank you so much to my fans for always protecting me and being there for me. can't thank you guys enough. the los angeles county sheriff's office says it is investigating the incident, and at some point will talk to mr. bieber.
for "today," kristen dahlgren, nbc news, los angeles. police searching for isabel celis, the tucson 6-year-old who disappeared five weeks ago, have released documents that reveal they found what appeared to be blood on the girl's bedroom floor. detectives also photographed shoe impressions on and around an electrical box behind the home, and police say they found a vinyl shower curtain with dark stains in a car outside the home. four to eight inches of rain could fall today on parts of florida and georgia. right now they are being lashed by beryl, which made landfall near jacksonville beach early this morning, with near-hurricane strength winds. the storm threatens the possibility of flooding and snarled traffic as the summer season gets under way. across the united states on this memorial day, americans are honoring fallen warriors and service personnel. president obama is also paying tribute to the nation's military. he's taking part in a wreath laying at arlington national cemetery and the vietnam
veteran's memorial. if your holiday includes a cookout here's one hazard you might not be aware of. a new jersey man who thought he had appendicitis found out he'd actually swallowed a metal bristle from a grill cleaning brush. it apparently got stuck in his steak. it then lodged in his intestine. he had to have it surgically removed. medical officials say they are aware of at least six similar cases since last year. and call her a k-9 with a dogged determination to keep running wherever the road may lead. chinese central tv says more than 40,000 people have been following a blog about a homeless dog that latched onto a team of cyclists and ran with that team for 24 days. the bikers fed the dog along the way. and, well, that cute face an occasional lift there. that's got to be the team mascot. and superheroes were no match for suits at the weekend box office "men in black 3" debuted in the top spot, $55 million in
sales. that busted "the avengers" down to second place. "battleship" cruised in to third. it is now six past the hour. back to stephanie with another check of the weather. how cute is that dog? >> i mean adorable. i need to figure out a good name for that dog. let's talk about sarah from seattle who is here for her bachelorette party. all the way from seattle. why did you pick new york? >> because i love the "today" show. and you guys make getting up in the morning earlier. >> that's so sweet. what else have you done? >> we went to the ballet, we got cupcakes, pedicures. i have the best friends in the world. >> congratulations on your wedding. when is it again? >> september. >> there you go. now in september that's still in the heart of hurricane season but you don't have to worry about that in seattle. let's have a look at beryl. winds at 45 miles per hour. makes it a tropical storm. so barely holding on to strength. it is falling apart as it's over land with that friction. we will see rain with that. it could be up to a foot in some locations. there are still tropical storm warnings, and the path takes it back out to sea as we head over the next couple of days.
but it's bringing rain through a zrout-stricken ah >> hot and steamy weather bank on this memorial day. near 90 degrees. low 90's in the downtown area. most peter over to you. "today's travel" is brought to you by sleep inn. dream better here. stephanie, thank you very much. this morning on "today's travel," tech gadgets for your summer vacation. from finding the nearest gas station to booking a pet friendly hotel it turns out
there san app for that. smart shop editor in chief lisa friedman is here with travel tips. >> good morning. >> we appreciate your help on this. a lot of people are even plotting their trip home right now and looking for short cuts. one of the challenges is getting from point "a" to point "b." what do you recommend? >> if you're even thinking about taking a road trip this summer you've got to go to aaa.com. you don't even need to be a member to use their website. and you can basically click on the travel tab, and then click on trip tiks and you can map out your whole route with hotels, attractions, again you don't even have to be a member. >> that's the most important point on this. a lot of people know they can get restaurants from aaa but just going to the site themselves it may be the best outfit. >> if you do belong to aaa click on deals and discounts and you'll find discounts along the way, as well. >> let me ask you about national parks and monuments. it's probably too late for the memorial day holiday. but for fourth of july, even labor day now. where is the best place to find
out those destinations. >> yeah, u.s. parks dotcom is an amazing website. actually this is it right here. us-parks.com. it's great if you have no idea where you want to go. and you're just looking for some great ideas. they have some of the best road trips in the country that are all preplanned for you. but if you do know where you want to go, click on the parks locator and you'll see in that state you're traveling to, all the parks, and even national monuments and historical sites like for example if you're going to north carolina, you can go where the wright brothers took their first flight. it will tell you where to go. >> obviously you're not going to be the only person visiting a national park. there are restrictions that apply. >> absolutely. you'll have all the restrictions, you'll get all the information that you need to go to the national park. >> everything you need to know. for a lot of people, staying in the park is not so much an option, so they're looking for camp grounds, maybe for hotels or motels nearby. >> yes. >> where do you go? >> well, u.s. parks.com actually has camp grounds and also
hotels. >> even when they're outside the park itself? >> yes, hotels right outside the park. >> visiting multiple parks, try to do it all in one stop? >> yeah, you could map it all out. and if you're traveling with your pet, we've got trips with pets dotcom which is really cool because you can find out which hotels will take your pets. and a lot of people don't know this, but a lot of hotels actually accept pets. so you can use their hotel finder to find out where you can stay. also, they have a little finder for airlines. so if you're traveling different airlines you can find out how much it costs and what their policy is. >> take your pet with you on the airline, as well. there's some apps as well. the one is called hotels the night. >> one thing about apps, though, and you know who you are, do not use them while you're driving. unless you're a passenger. but yes, we actually combed through a whole bunch of apps for on the road, and here's one of the best ones that we found, as you're coming up here. >> we see it now. >> it's called hotel tonight. and as you can see you can
actually -- i wanted to scroll down there. starting at noon you can find out the best deals on hotels for tonight only. so if you're on the road and you're looking for a cheap hotel, a really nice hotel at a good rate, after noon you can click on here and look through the cities and you'll see the best deals in all these different cities. >> priceline has an app now, as well. >> right. priceline doesn't have as good prices as this one. hotel tonight had the best prices out of the ones we checked out. you request find hotel deals for tonight, for any night, as you can see it's really fun to use. this will tell you where all the hotels in the area. also you can search by distance, price, and for fun, you can do the negotiating by using the toggle on the bottom and find out -- >> negotiate a good deal. >> deals that you can negotiate. >> our time is limited because families are running out the door. yp.com. >> this is my favorite app all. while you're on the road you can find out where the closest pizza is, for example. >> exotic car emporium. >> actually did that -- anyway,
can you find out bars. >> lounge 47. not sure where you've been going lately. >> gas prices. that's helpful, right? you can see how much gas costs in the area. >> a lot of people are looking -- >> this is really helpful. >> lisa, we appreciate it. thanks for coming in on this holiday. more news coming up, as well today. why one man's marriage proposal became a viral video sensation in a matter of days. if you haven't seen it you've got to stick around. also, later beyonce rocked the stage for the first time since having a baby. but the real headliners were in the audience. that's after these messages.
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few days. here's nbc's kerry sanders. >> so -- in in portland oregon amy frankel was lured into the back of her hatchback, a second camera recording her every reaction. two friends, then more. and even more joined in the ever-growing elaborate production, which by now you may realize has a deeply personal meaning. ♪ i think i want to marry you >> reporter: her boyfriend isaac enlisted more than 60 friends and relatives in his admittedly over-the-top marriage proposal, as amy listened to the song on head phones, her friends lip-synched. those who couldn't make it were still there, via a laptop stream. the idea was six months in the making. then the moment finally arrived. >> you've already given me a lifetime of happiness. will you let me spend the rest of my life trying to give you the same? will you marry me?
>> my most favorite part is when everyone separated, though, and then it was isaac. that was the most amazing feeling. >> i mean, i always felt like this was meant to be. but it just feels like this thing was like this perfect little nugget of happiness. i'm very, very lucky. i'm very, very lucky. >> reporter: if you don't recognize that song, it's "marry you" by bruno mars. popular on youtube with lots of couples, but amy and isaac can claim approval from bruno mars himself, who tweeted, congrats to isaac lamb and the future mrs. i don't think i could have made a better music video for this song. thank you. so to all you guys trying to muster the guts to ask that big question, now you can add to the challenge. top this. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news.
>> i'm stunned. >> that's the first i've seen it. i like her jacket. >> shall we just do jazz hands in solidarity. >> i saw it last night in its entirety. i was crying. >> tamron says that no man should ever try to ask any woman ever to get married again because they could never beat this. >> i didn't say that. just do a big ring if you can't stage that performance. >> you feel bad for the guy who was about to pull the trigger at the barbecue this afternoon. >> it's amazing. and you know what? the happy couple will be here live in our studio on tuesday so we can ask all our questions. >> i want them to re-enact it. >> six months of rehearsals. >> a marching band. >> that's love. >> all right coming up next, beyonce, back on stage for the first time since the birth of her daughter and she is looking great. that's coming up right after this. e ccash rewards card gives you a 50% annual bonus. and who doesn't want 50% more cash? ugh, the baby. huh! and then the baby bear said, "i want 50% more cash in my bed!"
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well, beyonce is back to business performing afor the first time since becoming a mother. >> you saw this in person so we want to hear about it, as well. this is her much-anticipated return to the stage in atlantic city this past week. it did not disappoint thousands of fans and the tamron hall family. >> yes, yes. it was some famous faces in the crowd. the first lady michelle obama, sasha and malia. gail king was there, as well. and carl lewis. yes, track star carl lewis on my row. i was like -- beyond that beyonce was absolutely amazing. there was a moment in the show where they showed a picture of blue ivy. the crowd went crazy. >> now had you seen her any other time? >> yes, yes. >> so how does the before and after? she still good as ever? >> absolutely. i think you know what it is, she's talked about being a mother now and balancing life and you see that balance, so many, you know, career driven
women. talk about your career. but you see the mother. she said she lost 60 pounds, and she credits it to treadmill and lettuce. >> dancing like that will burn some calories. >> this is five months after having the baby. there were apparently five wardrobe changes. >> this is the final one. >> where most moms are changing diapers she's performing in front of like 6,000 people. >> you could feel the spirit of her being a mom and the great performance. she did say at the end of the show she thanked her crew. she said i'm not an easy person to work for. >> she looks good. >> what was your favorite song? >> single lady. >> i knew you were going to say that. >> because i looked up and the first lady is like -- >> you don't see that every day. and i have to tell you, when the first lady and twalked in the crowd went crazy. >> blue ivy or the first lady? >> blue ivy. >> thank you for the firsthand report. >> she'll be paying me for that.
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♪ ♪ and i hope you have all you dreamed of ♪ >> that is 16-year-old jessica sanchez. she's 16. she wowed viewers with her amazing singing voice on "american idol." and jessica will be here to sing for us this thursday on "today." then this friday on "today," the band perry. they'll stop on by the plaza. all summer lodge, of course, that is right here on "today." >> but we are not done with "today's" superstars. in just a few minutes one more
song from our special memorial day concert. >> a song a lot of people were waiting for. it's been a great show. in the meantime just ahead we all know you can take your spouse but unfortunately not your in-laws. and sometimes those relationships can be a little bit of trouble. a sneak peek at the new season of monster-in-laws. it follows couples who have reached the boiling point. it gets physical. >> we'd like to sign up for monster-in-law. your mother-in-law is like, why? what do you mean? >> just come on the show. all right, and we've got the smell of summer wafting from our kitchen with some sweet and tangy slow roasted barbecued pork. for your memorial day. >> not to worry. first the weather channel's stephanie abrams in today for al with a check of the weather. beryl making some news itself. >> that is exactly. in the southeast a lot of weather to talk about. not only do we have a tropical cyclone, the risk of severe weather. for the midwest, and record
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♪ this morning on "today's relationships," monster-in-laws. wedding season is upon us but sometimes at the end of the aisle a ruthless in-law awaits. as mediator on "monster-in-law" she witnesses just how toxic these relationships can sometimes be. >> good morning. >> lots of people love their in-laws, they have great relationships with them. that is not what this show is about, however. >> that is not. we have basically the mussolini of mother-in-laws. i mean seriously. it is truly unbelievable what goes on in these households. >> but this issue of conflict of parents, even if you love your in-laws, sometimes big conflicts
come up. >> yeah, sure. i mean, i think everybody feels so bad that they don't have these perfect relationships with their in-laws. but the bottom line is that you married a person. you have dinner with your in-laws. that is not what in-laws believe. >> in this show sometimes it gets quite physical. i think i read that you said you needed like a helmet and knee pads. >> yeah, i did. >> what is it about this relationship that's just so explosive potentially? >> this is really the first time that these people are telling the truth. they sit in their families and they pretend that everything is like all perfect and everybody fakes being an angel. and they're not. there's a lot of venom underneath it. >> what do you think is the dynamic? i mean obviously you're blending two families. >> right. >> but sometimes tension because mom is jealous of the new bride. or the new bride is jealous of the mom. what goes on? >> you know what this is classic schoolyard bullying. it's just that the girls dropped their pom-poms and now are using their sons and daughters.
they want control of their kids. and he somebody comes in they find it threatened. >> you obviously have your work cut out for you with some of the families that we see in this show. you've got some mediating tactics that you like to use. the first one you say is never go at it alone. >> savannah, these daughter-in-laws or son-in-laws believe that they are supposed to be one-on-one with the mother-in-law. it is not your role alone to have this conversation. your husband or wife needs to be there, and take control. >> you also say tell the truth. you think a lot of people are kind of burying their feelings? >> yeah, absolutely. and telling the truth is all about the fact that people take a hit when you keep hearing that you're a schmuck, and you can't, you know, that you're not deserving of the son or the daughter, this really hurts. so you need to tell the truth, regardless of the repercussions. >> on the flip side you say don't fake being an angel. you think that dynamic happens where a person thinks oh, i'm the good one here, they're the
villain? >> exactly. and no one is willing to take their ownership. no, you are not that sweet. you -- just own this. >> you say we should look for common ground. that's the difficulty course. >> that is. but when you don't look for common ground you don't have anything else to talk about, but the destructive relationship. >> you also say practice compassion. >> you really don't know what's going on. you don't know what's happened to this mother-in-law. it makes her so ferocious. and that's really the key in all of this. that you need to be able to find some relationship beyond this. >> you mentioned mothers in law or monsters-in-law as the title may be. i guess sometimes there are issues with fathers in law, as well? >> oh, yeah. we know that guys are not the most elevated species. you know, women are not taking ownership of this thing alone. >> i guess a lot of this is also managing the expectations. what should you expect from this relationship? >> you should expect that it's going to go down.
you should expect that this is going to be difficult. i mean this is not natural. there's 50% divorce rate. i mean, probably half of them are just trying to get away from their in-laws. >> but you're not saying it can never be repaired? >> no, of course not. it definitely can be repaired. but if you're not telling the truth and you're not reaching out and really working towards this, you're not sitting pretty. >> laura barron. i know it will be a conversation starter in a lot of households. thank you so much. appreciate it. reminder you can catch the season two premiere of "monster in-laws" at 10:00, 9:00 central on the a&e network. coming up next, making your memorial day barbecue complete with a mouth-watering recipe for pulled pork. i'm here with karen and her bffs and we are talking about activia. i've been eating activia and i feel great! i'm used to having irregularity. i feel like that's normal. if you are not feeling like trying this on, that's not normal. activia helps with occasional irregularity when eaten 3 times a day. feeling regular to me was a new feeling...
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"today's kitchen" is brought to you by craft singles. this morning in "today's kitchen," what's on the menu? barbecued pulled pork. and here to kick off the memorial day cook feast is norman, southern living kitchen professional. good morning. >> good morning. >> you've got the best smile on tv. all right. kicking off the summer season, barbecue time, you've got a good one for us. >> yes, i do. we have a pulled pork sandwich. not just any pulled pork sandwich. our best. >> good. we're going -- >> we took some of the greatest tips from around the south, took that great flavor and we're going to make it translatable into the kitchen. >> we start with. >> we start with our park butt,
about a 4 1/2 pound pork butt and we cut it in half so it will fit in the slow cooker. before we start we always want to make some flavor on the outside. you want to season it really well. you do that with a rub. brown sugar and salt in here. add in a little bit of smoked paprika that's going to help out our smoky taste, a little bit of cumin and a little bit of sugar. >> that's a lot of sugar. >> then we've got garlic powder, a little bit of black pepper, dry mustard and ginger. >> the rub alone smells amazing. >> it's a fantastic rub. you can actually use this on a variety of different types of meat. you can use it on beef or poultry or pork. works out to be about a tablespoon of rub per found of v meat. we want to season our pork very, very well. >> you just sprinkle it on top. i thought you would mash it on. >> we will. i have this little parchment paper to help me keep my hands
clean. >> this is liberally. you're really putting it on there. >> oh, yeah. it can get everywhere. it's messy. it's barbecue. >> put it on all sides. >> all ways. >> you're having fun with that. >> that's right. >> like i said, that's how we roll. we put it into -- >> hang on, you don't need to marinate it? >> we would let it hang out for about 30 minutes. and what that does is salt and sugar draws out some of the moisture. put it into the slow cooker, lightly greased, fat side up. that way when it cooks it gets the cascade of flavor. >> you lightly grease it. >> exactly. fat side up. >> put the top on and we get to do it slow in side. seven hours on low and you'll be all finished. >> nice. >> to make our barbecued pork sandwich we had to make a special sauce. this is sweet and tangy tomato barbecue. the thing about barbecue sauce in general is that it varies from state to state, region to region. >> what did you start off with
in the pan? >> ketchup in here. a little bit of molasses. i put in some tomato paste. a little bit of brown sugar. >> more sugar. hmm. love this. >> and some chili powder. black pepper. >> okay. >> lots of black pepper. >> okay. >> and onion powder. >> how long do you let that simmer? >> for about 30 minutes. i'm going to add water. and also can you pour that vinegar for me. okay a little vinegar there. the whole thing? >> you bring this up to a boil. and then simmer for about 30 minutes. >> nice. >> that's pretty much all there is. >> our meat is out. it's all tender and beautiful. >> so shredding park is easy. one, two, and just three. you pull it apart. >> nice. >> and let's get to once we pulled it apart. >> put it on top of the sandwich. >> okay. >> we'll do that here. >> i'm salivating. >> no problem. >> okay. >> we'll do that. a nice little bit.
>> okay. a little sauce on top. >> okay. >> and then we put some a garden in a bowl. put that on top. >> this is amazing. beautiful. thank you so much. and by the way you can find the recipe on our website -- i'm sorry. pulled pork on today.com. but up next, bobby brown sings one of his biggest hits. first, this is "today" on nbc. this is delicious. #f#f#f#f#f#f#f
pandora. all of our summer concerts are on a special station. you can look that up. you know what goes great with bobby brown? this sandwich. >> now that's a first. >> have a great holiday, everybody. ♪ >> i don't think y'all recognize this song. listen. when i say bobby you say brown. bobby brown. bobby brown. when i say bobby you say brown. bobby brown. bobby brown. ♪ everybody's talking about all this me now why don't they just let me live ♪ ♪ i don't need permission make my own decisions that's my prerogative ♪ ♪ they say i'm crazy i really don't care ♪ that's my prerogative they said i was nasty but i don't give a damn ♪
♪ getting girls that's how i used to live ♪ ♪ some messy questions why am i so real ♪ ♪ but they don't understand me i really don't know the deal about her brother trying hard to make it right ♪ ♪ not long ago before i win this fight ♪ ♪ everybody's talking all this about me why don't they just let me live ♪ ♪ tell me why i don't need permission make my own decisions that's my prerogative ♪ ♪ it's my prerogative ♪ it's the way that i want to live i can do just what i feel ♪ ♪ no one can tell me what to do my prerogative because what i do i'm doing for you listen ♪ don't get me wrong i'm really not souped up ♪
♪ ego trips is not my thing all these strange relationships ♪ ♪ really gets me down i see nothing wrong in spreading myself around ♪ ♪ saying everybody's talking all this stuff about me ♪ ♪ why don't they just let me live ♪ ♪ tell me why i don't need permission make my own decisions that's my prerogative ♪ ♪ it's the way that i want to live i can do just what i feel ♪ ♪ listen tell me tell me why why can't i live my life ♪ ♪ without all of the things
people say ♪ ♪ tell me tell me why why can't i live my life ♪ ♪ without all of the things people say ♪ >> thank you for coming out. i love you. ♪ all the things about me why don't they just let me live ♪ ♪ i don't need permission make my own decisions tell me why that's my prerogative ♪ ♪ tell me tell me >> thank you. thank you. thank you so much for coming out. ♪ tell me why