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good morning. completely wrong. mitt romney concedes he made a mistake with those secretly recorded 47% comments as he tries to build on his debate momentum, and this morning the jobs numbers come out. how will they impact the race? cancelled. american airlines grounds dozens of flights coast to coast today. urgent repairs being made as the company discovers a new reason for what's caused seats to come loose on its planes. and duelling divas. mariah carey, nicki minaj and reports of a gun on the set of an "american idol" audition.
mariah is adding extra security on today, october 5th, 2012. savannah guthrie live from from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm david gregory in for matt. the jobs report, all about the economy for this election, one of two remaining before election day. both campaign and voters will be keeping a close eye on what it means for the economy. >> big part of the politics right now, and you can betemit romney will be quick to pounce if it shows the same sluggish job growth we've seen in recent months. coming up, we'll talk to cnbc's jim cramer about what we can expect. also, remember that impatient driver we showed you on thursday caught on camera using the sidewalk to get around a crowded school bus. guess what? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a
little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important dates on the calendar. first, wednesday's debate and then, second, today's jobs report, the latest update on the state of the nation's economy. you can expect mitt romney will be pouncing on the strong performance he had this week and the jobs reports numbers and we've learned a huge audience was watching, more than 62 million americans, first to tune
into a presidential election since 1980 between president jimmy carter and ronald reagan. late thursday fireworks exploded in the sky, not on the debate stage. in virginia's heavily conservative shenandoah valuey. >> last night was an important night for the country. >> reporter: a confident, reinvigorated mitt romney alongside his running mate paul ryan tried to capitalize on the campaign's fresh momentum. >> i got a chance to ask the president questions that people want to ask around the country and you heard his answers. >> reporter: also thursday night, romney made news on a topic he wasn't asked about during the debate. appearing on fox news he repudiated his earlier comments seemingly writing off 47% of americans. >> now and then you're going to say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's just completely wrong, and i -- i absolutely believe, however, that my life has shown that i care about 100%.
>> reporter: in wisconsin where the crowds swelled to more than 30,000 thursday, president obama arrived armed with new energy and attack lines against romney that were absent from wednesday's debate. all but calling his opponent a liar. >> governor romney may dance around his positions. he may do a tap dance and a two-step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> reporter: mr. obama's top advisers concedes the president needs to come back fighting the next two debates and find a sharper way to sell his message. we'll make adjustments, his top strategist said. president obama took aim at cutting funds to pbs, the home to big bird. that's less than $100 million a year, just a fraction of the overall federal budget. >> thank goodness somebody's finally cracking down on big bird! who knew that he was responsible for all these deficits? elmo's got to watch out. >> reporter: meanwhile, a past presidential nominee, former vice president al gore, who had his own debate struggles,
offered this unusual explanation for mr. obama's uninspired performance, blaming the high altitude in denver. >> obama arrived in denver just a few hours before the debate started. romney did his debate prep in denver. when you go to 5,000 feet -- >> exactly. >> -- and you only have a few hours to adjust -- >> that's interesting. >> -- i don't know. >> reporter: after hearing those comments and being asked about them last night mitt romney laughed al gore's answer off. after virginia, savannah, the president will head off to the battleground state of ohio and mitt romney goes to florida where he campaigns this weekend, the president ultimately ending up in california for a fund-raising event including a concert with john bone jovi, katy perry and stevie wonder. >> peter alexander from virginia, thank you. ed schultz is the host of "the ed show" on msnbc.
>> good morning, savannah. >> you're a supporter of the president, your viewers are a supporter of the president. i think everybody in the political spectrum believed he slipped wednesday night. >> they can't miss the mark again. the margin of error, winning or losing in this campaign or this election is so tight right now, he just can't do it. i mean, there's been such an effort to suppress the vote. those people are now energized after what they saw the other night. the president's team has to bounce back, get on message, be aggressive. you know, talk radio across america people were disappointed. they were frustrated. they saw the perfect opening. i got a phone call from a lady yesterday in pennsylvania who said that, you know, when i'm sitting at home and i know the material better than the president, something owes wrong. >> it's a question of whether he fought back on substance. there's also the issue of style. people said he seemed checked out, not really present, not engaging. what do you think was going on? >> there were so many lies
coming across the stage and so many inaccuracies it was hard to decide which one he wanted to protect first. the president's personality is he's bookish, likes to explain things. not somebody that will put things in a two or three-line thing. >> sounds like you're making excuses for the president. >> look back at president obama, the interviews he does, he like to get details. he's not had as many debates as mitt romney. romney knows where president obama is weak. woman any went in there from the opening answer the other night, he was aggressive. he was the guy in the board room, the corporate shark, knew how to get this audience done and was going to run over everybody. i think that might play to his disadvantage in the long run. >> let me ask you about the 47% remarks. mitt romney said on fox the other night he thinks they were completely wrong, those remarks. initially he stood by them. do you see a larger change in strategy in the romney campaign? >> it is mandatory. he can't go to ohio and explain
the 47% without correcting that. this is definitely a redirect on the part of the campaign, and they are doing it at the right time. they are doing it -- this is actually the most momentum that mitt romney has had throughout this whole campaign. this is the perfect time to make that correction, but are people going to believe it? that's the question. >> very quickly, what do you think president obama does for the next debate? do you think he'll be more aggress sniff is there a danger of overcompensating now? >> he has to forget that. he has to go right at it. he has to be detailed, has to be aggressive. the thing that's so frustrating i think for liberals is they know that the president has accomplished a lot without any help from the republicans. that's a fact. that's not attacking your opponent. >> ed schultz, good to get your perspective this morning. >> thank you, savannah. >> see "the ed show" weeknights at 8:00 p.m. eastern on msnbc. >> both campaigns are waited with bated breath for the new jobs report, coming out this morning, a key indicator of where the economy is. cramer is host of cnbc's "mad
money." >> good morning, dave. >> what do we expect, more anemic growth like we saw last month? >> yes. i don't expect a lot of jobs to be created. a lot of industries aren't hiring. >> why not? why is there still a lack of demand in the economy in. >> two reasons, one is that washington has this fiscal cliff. people are worried that the two parties can't come together. second, europe very weak and a lot of big manufacturers do export. don't have a lot of good business there. >> you hear so much, get to the fiscal cliff in a minute. still, the idea of the animal spirits, both on wall street and in corporate america being restrained. what are those spirits and why is that still the case? is it uncertainty about the election outcome in. >> yes, it really does matter. a lot of companies are happy to stockpile their cash. they have got big profits. they don't feel like expanding. why not wait a few months. why not hire now. hire in january. >> also interesting you have a lot of corporations acting like their own banks, right, simply holding on to cash because they are worried about the banking sector still. >> i think that most companies these days want to be self-financed. raised a lot of money. they have gone and issued bonds
at a very low rate. they don't need to hire. they can just keep the cash. >> what's healthy right now, healthy sectors where you see growth? >> healthiest autos. a remarkable number of autos being sold, almost a boom. some strength in retail, health care. those are all hiring. >> when we look at the jobs numbers and see the unemployment rate maybe being static, maybe ticking up, what's a jobs number that you look at that would be a sign of a healthier economy of more remand? >> we need to see under 8% unemployment, need to see north of 120,000 jobs created. we'll know at 8:30. those are both stretch numbers. that would really help the president. i don't know if he can get him. >> talked about the fiscal cliff a minute ago. this is the end of the year, all these issues being kicked down the road here by congress and by the white house, so you have automatic spending cuts that would come into place. both wall street and i would imagine corporate america are deeply concerned about what the impact of that would be. >> when you speak to chief executive officers, i do a lot of that, they all say it. it's their excuse. now, maybe some of them should be hiring. everyone says listen, it's
washington's fault. you've got to remove that roadblock. >> stock market through all of this has been performing very well, why? >> nothing to do with the country or unemployment. the stock market is doing well because the companies have a lot of cash. they are redistributing. they have got some prospects that maybe next year will be better, but right now they are doing better by not hiring instead of hiring. >> jim cramer, thanks so much. more on the jobs report tonight on "mad money" at 6:00 and 11:00 eastern on cnbc. i'll talk about the impact on the presidential race sunday on "meet the press." newt gingrich joins me and also my interview with arnold schwarzenegger. now over to natalie morales at the news desk with the morning's headlines. >> good morning, everyone. american airlines has been forced to cancel more flights this morning after it took 48 boeing 757s out of service to readdress the problem with those loose seats. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. american said it had to cancel 50 flights yesterday, another 44 today after it ordered those 48 planes to stay on the ground last night while it reexamines
and then fixes the possible with those loose seats. the airline says its mechanics now believe that they have discovered the real problem that caused some seats to come loose, something called the seat lock plunger mechanism. really, it's a pin and lock system that got stuck in the unlocked% on some planes. american blames wear and tear and even spilled soda over the arir for that problem. they inspected and last night pulled those planes because of the pin and lock mechanism. it now is going to put them back into service very slowly. american hopes to have the repairs completed by saturday, but thousands of passengers will likely be inconvenienced again today. natalie. >> all right. tom costello, covering the story for us. thanks, tom. now to israel where a young american man opened fire in a southern resort town. nbc's martin fletcher has more from tel aviv. martin, good morning. >> reporter: hi, natalie, good morning. well, it seemed this was an
argument that went sadly too far. a young american man in his 20s was in the hotel, the leonardo club hotel in eilat israel south. had an argument with a hotel employee that went too far. a security guard came over to try to break up the argument. the american man grabbed the guard's gun and started shooting and killed a man. he then ran away. imagine the panic in the hotel, jewish holiday, hotel full of tourists. the man hid in the hotel kitchen. the police came, a large contingent of police rushed to the hotel. there was a shootout of some kind and the police killed the young american man. we don't know the american's name. we don't know where he came from or what the argument was about, but, again, as i say, it didn't start out as any kind of planned attack. it was an argument that went out of control, and the police are saying nothing to do with terrorism, purely treating it as a criminal matter. natalie. >> thanks, martin. health officials are warning thousands of people across 23
states could be at risk of contracting fungal meningitis, the rare and deadly strain of the disease that's been linked to the contaminated steroid injections given for back pain. at least five people have died from the outbreak and another 35 people across six states have been sickened. united nations is strongly condemning syria's shelling of a turkish border village that killed two women and three children. syrian officials say they are not seeking to escalate the cross-border violence with turkey. this as the u.s. expresses support for turkey's retaliation following the incident. a players lockout has put the hockey season on ice through october 24th. the nhl has cancelled the first two weeks of the regular season. players are locked out over a dispute over how to divvy up some $3 billion in revenue. nasa's curiosity rover is now shovel ready. starting on saturday, the rover will start scooping sand from mars and shake it up for hours to get rid of any residual dirt from our planet. then once it gets the right
scoop of sand shaken, not stirred, it will pour it into a mobile lab and start analyzing it to see if there are traces of life. now 7:15 right now. back over to savannah, david and al. >> thank you so much. mr. roker is here. we're playing a little scrabble this morning. >> david gregory just busted us. we're both playing scrabble with each. >> words with friends. >> words with friends. >> this is work time. >> al is beating me 319-299. >> let's show you what's going on. >> wow. >> we've got a strong cold front coming in. ahead of this front. look at these temperatures, anywhere from 5 to 20 degrees above normal. temperatures in the 80s, but behind it we've got temperatures falling into the 40s and 30s and blizzard conditions. almost blizzard-like companies in northern minnesota. the rest of the country today, wet weather along that front will stretch all the way up into the ohio river valley. fog left over here in the northeast. beautiful weather in the pacific northwest. temperatures upper 67s and low 70s.
>> good morning.ers it will turn out to be a beautiful day with temperatures 10 degrees above average. mostly sunny skies expected >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> we have more this morning on some startling video we showed you on thursday, a driver using a sidewalk to get around a school bus picking up kids. nbc's katie tur is in cleveland, ohio with more. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. a bus driver for those kids shot a video stung to see, a woman and what appears to be total
disregard for the law and the safety for those kids. a brazen maneuver caught on tape, without even pausing. watch as this driver pulls up on to the curb and drives down the sidewalk to avoid waiting behind a school bus for handicapped children. >> comes through here every morning, goes around the school bus every morning. >> reporter: not just goes around. in the video you can clearly she sheena hardin doesn't just illegally pass on the right but uses a pedestrian walkway as a detour, and this was all captured by the bus driver. mom lisa kelly saw it every day, too, as she waited for the bus to pick up her daughter. >> what if it was her in a wheelchair. >> reporter: hardin does this all the time, but they needed proofrks so the driver got out his cell phone camera and started rolling, getting all the proof needed.
the next day a cleveland police officer was ready and waiting. >> all right. she has been caught. justice has been served. >> reporter: hardin appeared in court on tuesday and plead not guilty to the charges of not stopping for a school bus and reckless driving. hardin's mother trying to explain away her daughter's actions by arguing the bus takes too long and that what her daughter did wasn't all that dangerous. >> clearly the handicapped boy cannot run across the street. there's a factory across the street. >> reporter: look again. across the street is not a factory but a day care center, full of kids, who could have easily been in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> if we are h to evacuate the building, we would have to come through this door. this door here to come out of the building, and if she's coming up on the sidewalk, well, then, there's the danger right there. >> reporter: miss hardin is facing a $500 fine. she's due back in court later this month.
we tried to talk to her a couple of times to ask her what she was thinking, what she was doing, but on the advice of her lawyer she declined to comment. savannah? >> katy tur in cleveland, thank you. >> switching gears back to the debate. the late night hosts are having fun with the presidential debates. jon stewart aiming most of his fire, oh, yeah, at president obama. >> there is no red america. there is no blue america. this is only the america that can't believe how bad this guy did in the debate. romney won with the sound up. >> you're entitled to a house and airplane but not your own facts. >> romney won with the sound off. dude. he's yelling at you. look up. look at! what are you writing at that's so important? you know, mr. president, everybody has parts of their jobs that they don't like so much, but they still have to do those things if they want to keep those jobs, and if you don't want to do it for
yourself, think of your supporters. look what your performance did last night to one of them. >> i don't know what he was doing out there. i don't know how he let romney get away with the crap he threw out. what was he doing tonight? he was disarmed? where was obama tonight? >> you happy? mr. president, you broke chris matthews! >> he's still broken. you know, at one point, when he's writing, was he writing in his diary. >> playing words with friends. got a couple of letters. >> couldn't let that go. >> oh, my goodness. >> all right. >> coming up, the escalating feud on the set of "american idol." did nicki minaj really threaten to shoot mariah carey. >> what? >> or is it just hype for the show. we'll see, and the magazine cover featuring new more and yahoo! ceo marissa mayer.
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>> much funnier in slow motion. >> whoa. >> i get it now. >> no, i was in on the joke, but did you guys buy it? >> you were in on the joke. you must be that crazy prankster man, if that didn't give it away. >> did you fall for it? >> look. i love a fake fall so i -- i saw. i'm like who is this masked man coming up. i don't know who he is. >> exactly. >> if you sat for a little bit -- >> if you would have done what you normally do. >> so it was my fault. >> fired him on the spot and said who is this man. >> like he did yesterday to one of the interns. >> yeah, exactly. right in keeping. well, that didn't work, but you know what, he's got a lot of other pranks and they are pretty funny. >> okay. >> good clean fun. that's what it is. >> a good time is what it is. >> also ahead, new scrutiny for yahoo!'s new ceo marissa mayer, already preparing to return to
work after giving birth to her son, something raising eyebrows right now and this magazine cover adding fuel to that fire. we will tell you a little bit about that coming up. >> that's actually the prankster guy. >> let's move on. also football. the regular referees are back. >> that's good. >> where are the fashion police? coming up, why some very tough football players are crying fowl over their new uniforms. apparently they think they are too tight and aren't flattering. >> can't they get manx. >> think they show running back fat. >> i would think they would want that so there's less to grab on to on the line. >> true. >> it's kind of accenting their love handles. >> they are big guys. >> we'll get into that in a few moments. >> okay. looking forward to that. we'll start this half hour with the ongoing dustup between "american idol" judges nicki minaj and mariah carey. e news correspondent jason kennedy has more on this. >> off with your head. >> reporter: it's the battle of the divas.
hip-hop's nicki minaj versus pop superstar mariah carey. >> every time you take a shot at me you're gonna take it back. figure it [ bleep ] out. >> reporter: the leaked video shows a smackdown between the two "american idol" judges. it's been a hot topic all week since it surfaced this week on the celebrity website tmz. >> a big diva fight on "american ido idol", rumors of it between mariah carey and nicki minaj. >> no rumors, i saw the video. >> reporter: thursday on "the view" care yes's side of the story was revealed with an explosive new claim. >> when nicki walked off the street, multiple people heard her say if i had a gun i would shoot the [ bleep ]? carey doesn't feel anything would happen but she has hired extra security. >> she doesn't feel comfortable
emotionally but will continue the show. >> reporter: minaj responded and tweeted. she wrote ironically no camera or mike heard the gun comment. barbara walters didn't reach out from our team. i guess we're too dangerous. "idol" producers deny a gun threat was met. nicki minaj reached out and it was declined. >> from the very beginning with nicki minaj on set there was displeasure being said, mariah is supposed to be the star of the show, she's the jennifer lopez, wanted the attention on her and with the arrival of nicki minaj there are now two female divas on the panel. >> this it's a joke? think it's a joke? >> reporter: carey's husband nick cannon weighed in on the controversy that some say is nothing more than a pr stunt to boost sagging ratings. >> my wife and i, she's node
move by any of the theatrics or pageantry. she's just there to do her job and help young people on this show that we've all grown to love. >> reporter: "american idol" is set to begin its 12th season in january, and producers surely hope fans will be watching to see who comes out on top, both on stage and at the judges' table. for today, jason kennedy, los angeles. >> alicia quarles is a correspondent for e news and donny deutsch is with deutch, inc. >> good morning. >> this threat that she was going to shoot her, is this real? >> maria saying that several people told her they overheard nicki saying this. she said i never said it. prove it. it wasn't on camera. not on audio. i didn't say it, but maria is getting more security, and has taken this threat as real but nobody ever heard it that's coming on camera. >> i'm blown away by the stunning importance of this incident. is this publicity?
>> i'm actually repulsed by it. >> yeah. >> without getting too high and mighty and everybody knows i'm a pretty liberal guy. this is so disgusting. like what has happened to our culture that the only thing that can garner attention for a tv show is when one woman supposedly said to the other one i'm going to shoot the bitch. the reason "american idol" is over and done is the basic premise of oh, we're going to take an american and they will rise to the top is no longer interesting. we have to now make it about these idiotic judges fighting which shows me this genre is over. i'm disgusted. >> i don't think this genre is over. come on, you've got all these shows, "idol" was first. >> as a woman aren't you repulsed by this? >> sure. >> we're being very, very glib. this is no different than the housewives and everything else. >> this is different. >> why do we get turned on when people are going to kill each other or fight each other? >> something real in the industry with these women, is there a real feud?
>> they worked together on a single. maria has been around for years and years and nicki made it in a male-dominated genre. putting these women together, there's going to be drama. >> all kidding aside as the employer, an employee overheard another employee saying that the person would be fired immediately. i was in the car -- literally, my bill daughter was in the car and a deejay was reporting this at 7:00 at night and say i guess this means "american idol" is getting good. thank god my daughter didn't hear it. this is a family show. >> that's the real question. it's taken the judges' tension and rivalry to a different level. >> this is just one incident. can't be indicative of the whole show. "idol" has been on year, had many judges. these two ladies are professional enough to get it together and make it about finding talent. >> all kidding aside. you're a dad.
we kind of glibly go, but then you kind of go there's something wrong here. something so off. >> donny, this didn't air on national tv live? >> the fact that these women behave this way. if i'm rupert murdoch, get them off the air. >> oh, come on, donny, it's great tv. >> somebody -- if i had a gun i would shoot the bitch. >> all i have to say thank god we have playoff baseball for family entertainment. now time for another check of the weather from al. >> friends here, hanging out. let's all get in the car and head up and look at some of the leaf colors changing. we're talking about beautiful color up in new england, also the upper mississippi river valley. the rockies are going to be spectacular this weekend. will the weather match. let's see what we've got for you. showers in northern new england and into western new york, snow in the northern rockies. look for beautiful weather out west and then sunday, sunday,
we're expecting more rain in new england and coastal northeast. we're also looking at gorgeous weather though southwest in the pacific northwest. sunny and cool in the rockies so great leaf lookinggr >> good morning. it will be a mild afternoon. it will feel like summer. high temperature into the upper 70's and low >> and, of course, we're getting ready for the big one. sunday night "football night in america." that's right. this is a good one. oh, lord, won't you buy me a mercedes-benz superdome as we
look at the outdoor weather. it's a domed stadium so don't worry about it. it's clear, mild, temperatures in the upper 60s to low 70s. can the saints finally get in the win column? we'll find out on sunday night "football night in america." david. >> thank you. up next, yahoo!'s new ceo on the cover of "fortune." why didn't she pose pregnant in the decision that has some women upset. and the first listen to adel's new james bond theme song, but first these messages.
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at the corner of happy and healthy. back now at 7:34 with a picture getting a lot of attention. marissa mayer, yahoo!'s ceo and brand new mom on the cover of a magazine but choosing not to pose while pregnant. nbc's ann thompson has more on this. >> reporter: when you become the leader of a high-profile company like yahoo! criticism comes with the territory, but when you add being the first pregnant woman
to be named ceo of a fortune 500 company, you'll understand why every move marissa mayer makes reverberates with more than just yahoo!'s shareholders. it is a great photo. marissa mayer on the cover of the most recent issue of "for tune" magazine looking professional, elegant and trim, and to some moms on the internet that's the problem because mayer just gave birth to her first child this week. >> of course, pregnancy doesn't define her, but it is so much a part of her story, and it's so much -- it's a big part of the reason why we look up to her, and i was surprised that they didn't show her, you know, pregnant and in a power suit. >> reporter: a "fortune" spokesperson confirms the magazine wanted to shoot mayer for the cover when she was pregnant but she declined. the magazine used a photo taken almost a year ago. >> we're not all demi moore. >> reporter: "huffington post" said too much is being made of
the cover. >> why should she pose nine months pregnant? she doesn't stand for all women. doesn't have to represent us all the time. >> reporter: as mayer rose through the ranks at google, she never publicly shied away from setting an example. >> i think what women in technology really need is role models and inspiration. >> reporter: talking in 2008 about google's maternity leave policy. >> i mean, we basically said a baby should have their parent at home for six weeks, three months, should be standard from the child's point of view which ultimately means it's a really supportive environment for women but doesn't necessarily mean special treatment for women. >> reporter: yahoo! hired mayer as its ceo in july knowing that she was pregnant. when mayer gave birth sunday, a yahoo! spokeswoman told the "new york times" mayer plans to be back in the office within one to two weeks. that, too, is generating flack. >> we should be sending a message that women need more maternity leave. they need better benefits and need more time. they need a workplace that
understands that this is a period of time that women need to be with a baby. >> all this criticism could make the corner office look real good to mayer. >> mommies are hard on each other, very tough. she will get a lot of criticism for everything she does while being a mommy. >> reporter: now nbc news reached out to yahoo! for comments but did not hear back. mayer and her husband zachary bogue are also looking for help to name their son and that, too is generating controversy, reportedly sending out an e-mail to family and friends asking for suggestions. now in the business world, mayer will ultimately be judged on her ability to turn yahoo! around, and that's a big job. its stock price has fallen 40% in the last five years. >> there's a woman who has a lot on her plate. >> give her a break, right? >> give her a break, i'm with you on that one. anne thompson, thank you. >> still ahead, we'll meet a prankster who pulled a fast one on people waiting for the new iphone. coming up next, the unusual
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nfl players haupset about the f of their uniforms. nbc's kristen dahlgren with more on this. kristen. >> reporter: picture all these big, intimidating guys in the locker room getting ready for a guy saying, hey, does this jerseyy make me look fat? professional football, full of bone-crushing hits, big tough guys, and these. huge concerns, how their new uniform falls while they are tackling. when the cardinals and rams faced off last night, many on the offensive lines top 300 pound, so you might think they would have relaxed-fit jerseys but the fall fashion trend in the nfl is exactly the opposite. this season most of the league switched to new form-fitting uniforms created by nike. >> how can we make it better? how can we make it faster? >> reporter: great if you're one of these sleek chiseled running backs or receivers.
maybe not so much for guys who play on the line. >> it feels like it's body paint every once in a while trying to get it on. once you're in it, it's very breathable and very light material but once again you have to get into it first before you can actually do that. >> reporter: listed at 345 pounds steelers tackle max starks is one of the league's biggest players but not the only one feeling the pinch. the "wall street journal's" nfl reporter kevin clark heard from a lot of players. >> we had one players from the 49ers who saw him in his jersey and said, honey, looks like you swal ode a small baby. >> reporter: the tighter jerseys keep players from grabbing and holding but during the game the constant adjustments may affect performance. >> you only have 25, 40 seconds to get ready after the snap or after the play and some of them are worried about pulling down their jersies or making sure they look okay. >> reporter: having some fun with this, but there hasn't been any official complaint from the players. nike says that it worked with players on the design.
it's made different cuts, different sizes, and david, you're a husband. you know the right answer is always, baby, you look great in that. >> ain't that the truth. >> you got that right, kristen. >> you can sort of understand some of these bigger guys, it's tough, but then there's some value from the sports point of view as well. >> because you don't want to be able to grab the jersey. >> hold them. >> definitely. >> maybe if they had a little belt that cinched it. learn this on the "today" show. >> they wear man spanx, do that. >> five tasty ways to make bacon. >> yes! >> and the new james bond song coming up after your local news. , but proven technologies allow natural gas producers to supply affordable, cleaner energy, while protecting our environment. across america, these technologies protect air - by monitoring air quality and reducing emissions... ...protect water - through conservation and self-contained recycling systems...
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>> this is wbal-tv 11 news in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara. here is sarah caldwell and traffic pulse 11. >> still busy out there. tracking a handful of accidents. watch for delay closures at this accident scene. hilton street and baltimore street, we have a crash. walgrove road is dealing with this accident. watch for closures that remain in effect there. we have another one further south at annapolis road. live view of some of those delays.
295 the southbound not bad at 175. further south, delays at 32. update on the north side in the outer loop, bumper-to-bumper from belair road towards dulaney valley. delays continue on the outer loop all the way down to edmondson. over to you, tony. >> beautiful start this friday morning. the monti has come down significantly. in dew points were close to 70. now 54 at the airport. the air temperature is 62. plenty of sunshine. take a light jacket to start the day. temperatures have dipped into the 60s. 57 i westminster. but if you take a jacket, you won't need it in the afternoon. temperatures will warm up quickly and we will be close to 80. a mixture of sunshine and a few clouds, high temperatures between 78 and 80 degrees. average high temperature is 70.
8:00 now on this friday morning. it is the 5th day of october, 2012. feels downright spring-like out here. isn't it going to be almost 80 today? >> that's right. >> the music you hear is cher lloyd's hit song. she will stop by this morning for a performance. i'm savannah guthrie alongside the aforementioned al roker and david gregory who has been here with us all week. >> always so welcoming. >> insights into your personality. it's fun. >> time to bottle it back up and
go back to "meet the press." >> what's going on? >> oktoberfest theme, and we'll be talking about everything from the hottest new movies in music to some seasonal decorating ideas that you can put together with the kids which is fun, if it weren't, you know, 85 degrees and felt more autumnal. >> just saw adel adele who will singing the new theme song for the james bond movies, and we also want to put together and create costume ideas for your family pet, including some you sent us and natalie's dog zara will be here and my new rescued pup pepper will be here as well. >> we'll have a little pet parade and we'll meet the guy behind the hilarious pranksters, he was outside the iphone store, people lined up to get the new iphone and you hate it when that happens. tried to prank us this morning but as david pointed out i ruined it. we'll catch up with him.
that will be fun. before that we'll go over to natalie morales over at the news desk. natalie, good morning. >> good morning, everyone. mitt romney and president obama are both campaigning in the battleground state of virginia today. last night romney told fox news that his earlier statement seemingly writing off 47% of americans was completely wrong and that his life shows that he cares about 100%. president obama meanwhile accused romney of dancing around his own positions saying that if you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. american airlines cancelled more flights today so it can fix the problem with seats that have come loose on at least three recent flights. american says all 48 of the boeing 757s being checked should be back in service by tomorrow. the airline blames a combination of wear, poor design and even soda spills for causing small pins in the seat locking mechanisms to malfunction. a panel of the california parole board issued a grant of parole thursday for charles manson follower bruce davis who
has been imprisoned for 40 years. davis was convicted with manson for the murders of two men unrelated to the infamous sharon tate murders. his release must still be approved by the entire parole board and by california's governor. a california teen has been denied his eagle scout award because he's gay. a boy scout official says 17-year-old ryan andresen is no longer eligible. an online petition urges his local troop to we ject what they call a discriminatory policy. for a look at what's trending today, a quick roundup of what has you talking online. the gregory brothers wasted no time re-working wednesday's presidential debate. here is a sample of their song. ♪ i love big bird, i like pbs, like you, too, but i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs ♪ ♪ i worked to cut $1 trillion
out of our budget ♪ >> as the gregory brothers put, it debates work better as musicals. perhaps so. adele's title song for the new james bond movie "skyfall" is popular on itunes ahead of its official release on thursday. ♪ we will stand tall snows face it all together at skyfall ♪ >> the james bond franchise debuted 50 years ago today and punked by a skunk. this educational moment also turned into a lesson the audience would never forget. take a look. >> how a skunk can spray. hit you in the eyes at 12 feet. >> wow. >> aim for the exits. >> gotcha. this time it was a prank, but
you should never point a loaded skunk at a crowd. that's for sure. 8:05. let's go back outside. >> i don't know how to trust what's real. >> like instant replay in slow mo now mr. roker with a check of the weather. >> there's an old adage about a skunk. with are you fine ladies from? >> maryland. >> having a good time? >> yes. >> are you on a long weekend here? >> no. >> a field trip. >> yeah. >> that's fantastic. so you're not cutting school. >> all right good, good. let's see what we've got for you. our pick city of the day, just happens to be las vegas, new mexico, nevada, just moved a city. mostly sunny and hot. 90 degrees, and as we show you this, more rain in southern florida. they cannot get a break. looking at a cold front bringing a big change in temperatures back through the plains. look at this 42 degrees, 46
degrees up in minneapolis. we expect 69 in beautiful seattle. all along the front we've got showers from western new york back into the lower mississippi river valley, plenty of sunshine >> good morning.lantic coas it will turn out to be a beautiful day with temperatures 10 degrees above average. mostly sunny skies expected . >> and don't forget you can get that weather any time you need, it especially this weekend. go to the weather channel on cable or weather.com. david? >> coming up some fantastic
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this morning on "today's whip" we are throwing in oktoberfest to highlight the best in fall for beauty, food and more. >> four experts are helping us out, so we'll start with music and movies. ken baker with "e news" correspondent and author of "fangirl." this movie, "pitch perfect," opening that you're excited about. >> you'll be excited. seen you out on the plaza for concerts and singing along. this is "glee" meets "grease" meets "bridesmaids," a really funny raunchy comedy, pg-13. people will react to this. it's been in limited release and people are really liking it. comes out today in full release. i think a lot of people will react well. >> a couple of animated movies getting a lot of attention.
"hotel transylvania" and a new film called "frankenweenie." i think my kids are excited. >> just for the name alone. "hotel transylvania" came out last weekend and made $15 million and "frankenweenie" is a tim burton directed movie, stop motion, black and white. doesn't look like that traditional pixar look that we're used to with computer animation. some are worried it won't beat "hotel transylvania" and if that's the case come monday morning you'll be putting a fork in "frankenweenie." >> adele's new release for the james bond film. >> adele comes out and it's classic adele, singing into a microphone in one hand and the other hand is her phone and she's talking to her therapist.
>> sounds like it's going to be great. barbra streisand is playing at the bark lay center, a return home for her, this will be a tough ticket. >> people think this is a tough ticket to get. try to get barbra streisand. started a tour she did for north america last night in philadelphia, but comes to the barclay center and the reason it's significant, barbra, 70 years old, has never played her native borough. >> always special to see her in concert. thanks so much. >> now over to you, savannah. >> all right, david. thanks. we're talking style with a contributing style editor from " "lifestyle" magazine. >> fall fashion is about having a very glittery moment and it's on the booty. you can really get these from sam edelman in any shape, the
heel is comfy and you look jazzy. >> some more glittery than others. >> stay on the glitter theme. >> from twinkle toes to the nails. >> these are nail finishes. there aare sequins, develop rhett. >> is this nail poll strategic defense initiative. >> nail art was really big for art and now it's all about texture. >> very cool. i like it. >> speaking of texture. >> wax on jeans. >> leather is a huge twin and whether for financial reasons or animal reasons, this is the way to get the look. i'm wearing thiel these. jeans can be expensive. we found pairs from express that are under $50. >> and you're wearing ox blood, the color of the season. >> and these are inspired by
andy warhol who is having a moment, retrospective at the met. these round $60, and they are just beautiful palettes, every shade you could possibly want. they are gorgeous to keep on your boudoir and for your face. >> last but not least. >> the animal menagerie, so much fun, all different rings, necklaces, bracelets, not animal prints but the actual animals themselves. you can find real fun things. i've got a little lady bug, really fun. >> thank you so much. and now here's natalie. >> let's move on to fall decorating and entertaining. rebecca george is an entertaining expert. good morning. >> good morning. >> let's start our party off with the invitation. >> it's fall, why not throw a fall fiesta get autumn-inspired invitations from tinyprints.com, as little as $1.49 each. >> if you want to perhaps set a nice table. great for that as well. tell me how you made these
pumpkins. >> this is so simple. what you can do at home is take your glue gun, real or faux, and glue them. >> i love this, such a candy corn tree. looks so easy to do. >> all you have to do is take a foam wedge like this, pick it up at michael's. >> the vase. >> and then hot glue your candy corn on. >> beautiful. something the kids can do as well and this is also something the kids might do. spray painting the pumpkins with metallic. take the metallic spray paints, spray it on and you've got a really chic pumpkin. >> great little gift ideas as well. tell me about this. >> absolutely. pick up the adorable candy jars at williams sonoma or do your own. apothecary jars, lid, and label. natalie, you're at table 2. >> okay.
beautiful trees. how did you make this? >> have your kids do this. it's a great way to get them to decorate. hot glue the little leaves on, or this is such a cool idea. take construction paper, put on a tree and take a little corkscrew and dip it in the paint and make your leaves and frame them. >> looks like really pretty art. >> nice ideas. rebecca george. thank you. >> now back outside to al. >> we're going to wrap up our oktoberfest with a feast. i'm here with the host of "everyday food" with sarah carey. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> a lot of people will go apple picking this weekend. >> i'm going apple picking. >> so apple cider. >> i love going apple pick and making all kinds of apple dishes, but when you go apple picking they make cider right there at the farm usually. >> true. >> we have a great drink. >> this one is not for the kids. >> this is not for the kids. >> do a kid version. >> what's in this? >> rum, apple cider, a little
bit of club soda and an apple slice for garnish. for the kids, just the cider and the club soda and the little garnish. >> that's cider-tastic. >> yeah. >> we're going to make the jack-o'-lanterns, stuff you can do with the pumpkin seeds. >> don't throw them away. they are really good for you. taste great. take the seeds out of the pumpkin and put them in the oven to dry out and remove all the powders and toss them with chili powder, cayenne pepper, salt. >> that's a great low-fat snack. >> it is. >> okay. >> bake them for 350. >> candy corn. >> this is the fun part. >> i hate candy corn. >> i do, too. >> my daughter loves them. >> what is this? >> aries crispy treat made in layers, basicries crispy treat with the marshmallow and butter. put a little food coloring into two of the layers to make
yellow, orange and white and put it in a low of pan. you cut it up after it's set and then you just shape it into a candy corn. >> that's very cute. >> they don't taste like candy corns. they are actually better. i think you'll like these. >> i'll take your word for it. coming up next, fitness guru to the stars, tracy andersen, she's got recent comments that upset new moms and her new fitness plan for women who are expecting. we'll have the details coming up right after this.
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[ man ] tell me about that. [ phil ] katie and i talked about really committing to making a difference in the amount of gas that we use. she was using 8 to 10 tankfuls. i was using 5 tankfuls. now i use one tankful a month, and she may use about two. it drives like a sports car. it handles very well. people are a little surprised that a hybrid zipped by them the way that i do. [ male announcer ] see phil's story and more at the camry effect. camry from toyota. back now at 8:21 with help for new moms looking to get back into pre-pregnancy shape. tracy andersen, trainer behind celebrity bods gwyneth paltrow and jennifer lopez. she's out with a set of nine fitness dvds for the most important nine months of your liver and she is here with her-4--month-old penelope. >> along with client and
actress, and model molly sims, good morning. >> good morning. >> tracy, you got into a little hot water and gave an interview to "du jour" interview where you said a lot of women use pregnancies to let their bodies go. that's the worst thing. some women take offense to that. i wanted to give you a chance to explain. >> i can see why. that is not what i meant and was taken out of context, and as you know many times in an interview they are. i've built my career about empowering women and giving them the tools that they need to be able to look and feel their best and be their healthiest. unfortunately, during my first pregnancy i gained 60 pounds and it was really rough and i learned later on in life a healthier approach and having the tools to not do that is kind of a better path to go. >> that brings us to the dvds. i think it's interesting because there's always so much focus on what you do after you've had the baby, but these dvds have what
you do during pregnancy. why is that so important? >> it's so important for the health of these little ones, first of all, because what we put into our bodies helps set them up for the rest of their life. the first nine months of their life has an impact on them for the rest of their life and people like mole, a shiny example of a woman, you know works used the tools to go through her pregnancy and feel connected to her body, actually she did much better than most of them do. >> i was going to ask you, molly, what your experience was like. you have a little boy, 4 months old. >> his name is brooks. i did the whole nine months, everything you would focus on, our arms, your legs, your butt, your feet, everything. it's hard. i have to say it's overwhelming what your body goes through and as a woman who has just had a baby. i gained 50 pounds, and it was hard and even harder after. >> one of my favorite things i read about you because it's very real. people think you're molly sims.
>> i have three spanx on now. we work out and i'm so lucky to have someone like tracy in my life and i work with amazing people. but you're a woman out there who is working and has two kids already, it is so hard. >> it is difficult. >> it is hard, but also don't you think the focus on it makes women feel like this is something that they have to be thinking about as opposed to taking care of the new baby. >> people are going to see. the pressure is part of the problem because we feel like we need to look like a 20-year-old or someone in a magazine who just stepped out three weeks later and, like, okay. >> it's not realistic. >> we're real women and here team power women and give women tools through their pregnancy and after the pregnancy so they can have the real content to be connected to their bodies and look and feel their best because that's really -- that's really important. >> it's hard. >> one thing i love, you said you're getting known for your new style, the boho chic.
>> going to my doctors the other day, a long skirt, great top. changed her style. i'm not wearing heels and eyelashes and the whole thing. there's a lot of pressure. you just have to take every day as it is, but i will say it's -- it's something, you know, i'm turning 40 next year, and my body has never been like this and to try to work back, you know, it's hard. >> real quickly. your message is keep at it all through pregnancy and beyond. >> absolutely. pregnancy and beyond, and with the fight as parent that we have with childhood obesity and all that, such a great example for your children if you instill the importance of exercise in your life. >> thank you both so much. just ahead, cher lloyd after your local news.
>> this is wbal-tv 11 news today in baltimore. >> good morning. i am mindy basara here is traffic pulse 11 and sarah caldwell. >> we are waiting for this one to be cleared on the outer loop of security boulevard. this is adding to the west side delays that extend back to 795. another one at pfefferkorn road and ten oaks road. reece road and annapolis, watch for an accident. at some of those delays. 295 southbound in the area of
175. tapping the brakes at 175 towards 32. bumper-to-bumper traffic on the outer loop beginning at the low road towards dulaney valley. expect to be delayed on the j.f.x. southbound to its 28th street. john, over to you. >> lots of sunshine. a radar and satellite, clear to our south. this is really the weekend weather. current conditions, 62 at b.w.i. marshall. windsor west at 5, and the unity is not as high as it was -- monti is not as high as it was. all day today we are in great shape. mostly sunny skies. temperatures in the upper seventies to low 80s. at longer-term forecast it chills things down by the end of the weekend. by sunday, 50 to near 60 for
♪ 8:30 now on this friday morning. it is the fifth day of october, 2012. you are looking at one very expensive vase. it's worth $1.2 million, and we are going to have the remarkable story behind this vase straight ahead. >> you won't believe where they found this thing. >> it is very beautiful, i have to say that. >> good morning, everyone. >> $1.3 million, wow.
>> if you have the means. >> if you have the means. >> good morning, everyone. savannah guthrie alongside david gregory filling in for matt and natalie morales and al roker. >> and smell the bacon. we've got some unbelievable bacon recipes. >> he's drawn a crowd. >> including pepperoni bacon. >> when you have bacon, it's a party. >> always a party. >> don't tease us anymore. that's means. >> okay. also ahead, british sensation cher lloyd. of course, you may remember she packed our plaza this past summer. this morning she is back with her u.s. debut album and another live performance coming up from her as well. >> speaking of music, when you hear music you've got to dance. >> yes. >> of course, you've seen us bust a move, so to speak. >> there you go. >> yes, yeah. >> we like to dance. >> disco moves. >> that's not right. >> we want you -- we want you to show us your best dance moves.
just send us a video at today.com. the top five finalists will join us friday, october 26th, for a live danceoff. >> one more time. >> they are playing our song. >> a little giddy-up. >> come on. >> come on, guys, do it. >> all right. >> maybe you can get newt gingrich to do that with you on "meet the press" sunday. >> always an option. we're also talking about eyebrows evidently. >> oh, yeah. >> grooming company has this poll out, and -- and studying whether this will impact the presidential race, more than the jobs numbers. lester, of course, won the eyebrow competition running away, but now we have the results for the ladies, and we'll show them to you. see how you all made out. >> we had natalie and savannah. >> big surprise. >> hoda and kathie lee. >> so it's savannah at 10%, al. >> 10%, that's like an f-minus.
>> kathie lee had 25%. >> yeah. >> hoda with only 4%, and the big winner, 61%, natalie "the brow" morales. >> the unibrow. >> natalie, speech, speech. >> fantastic. considering i used to be very self-conscious about my brow because i had big bushy brows i guess it's a major improvement. >> well, congratulations, and enjoy your reign. >> thank you, thank you. >> do we get a check of the weather? >> why not. let's show you what we've got. may make you raisur eyebrows but as we look at the weather for the afternoon, 30s and 40s in the northern plains, 90s in texas down to the southwest. your sky conditions, we're looking at more rain down in southern florida. along that front where the dividing line is, cold air, warmer air, you've got showers from western new york and all the way back into northern arkansas. snow showers also in the northern rockies. beautiful weather in the pacific
northwest, and a gorgeous day in southern california. high today in los angeles, 79 degrees. >> good morning. it will be a mild afternoon. it will feel like summer. high temperature into the upper 70's and low >> all proud of their service. that's the latest weather. >> all right. al. here's the question. can you believe you'll pay $1.2
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>> back now with something i think everybody finds pretty interesting. we're kind of scratching our heads over this. this vase or vase as david gregory says, $1.2 million. >> $1.2 million for this vase. >> and we'll learn why it's so valuable and why it's here in new york city. >> you won't believe why -- >> you know how they found the declaration of -- >> oh, no! >> you've got to be kidding me. >> who is going to pay for that now? >> who's got some crazy glue. >> who's got money.
>> maybe we should toss to news. >> wait a minute. >> you're that crazy prankster guy. >> it was a prank. >> it's a prank! you've been prank! >> did you fall for it? yes, no? how many people fell for it? >> yeah, all right. >> everybody fell for it. >> alex goyette is here. you may recognize some of his other work. he's the guy who went into the iphone line where everybody was waiting for it and acted like the box fell over. what is it about you that made you do this kind of thing? >> like to get laughs. trying to make an impact. i know that the iphone 5 is trending right now. >> oh. >> just wanted to create -- >> that was scarey. >> i know. i think i got hurt. >> are you okay? >> was there shrapnel? >> has this ever backfired on you? somebody gotten upset? >> i've been threatened. >> really? >> i was stopped by security a
few times during the iphone bit. two of the apple stores kicked me out. it was a big ordeal. >> what's the key? i used to do a couple of pranks in high school. what's the key to pulling it off? >> the key to pulling it off, i mean, you've got to sell it. with the iphone prank, i had to get everybody excited about the boxes, like you guys excited and get everyone to believe that they were truly iphones. you really got to sell it. with the imax, that was another one. >> and there's another clip where you pretend to be talking on an iphone. let's roll it. >> excuse me, ma'am. i don't think you're list nick to me. where do you think you're going? i really don't think so. >> excuse me, i had a question for you. quick question. wait, hold on. let me ask him. excuse me, no -- no, that's not what i said. >> sir, excuse me, i don't think
so. get off the phone. i am so tired of having this conversation, all right? >> are you seriously going to eat that? >> i love that. oh, man. you are lucky you did not get beat. >> have you ever been pranked? >> my girlfriend pranks me all the time. >> oh, really. >> yes, yes. >> you fall for it? >> well, yes. when i am at my desk editing she will come up behind me and scare the crap out of me. >> you should trade stories with david. what was one of yours at a 7-eleven. >> i used to get a slurpy at a 7-eleven and throw it against the glass. >> would you clean it up afterwards? >> i got mine in the end because one time i did it and i had too much speed and i banged my head against the glass and hurt my knee. i was like, all right. this is stupid and i'm done. >> by the way, it is your 24th birthday. >> it is my birthday today. >> so happy birthday.
bowed my way on to this segment. >> the raw pork belly. >> this is raw pork belly, can be cured or smoked and just smoked and then we call it bacon. >> and then you can call raw pork belly bacon, too, but what we think of as bacon is usually cured in a brine and smoked or just smoked. >> here we're looking at it slide. >> thick slices. here's some diced, what you might call minced. >> and pancetta is basically bacon, too. >> it's raw bacon that's cured with herbs really and spices. >> and the difference in quality is what? >> it's the same as it is with pork. sort of industrialially raised pork and more humanely and individually raised pigs, and these are not that we would ever plug anything, but these are some brands of sort of higher quality pork that make higher quality bacon. since bacon is getting more expensive. yeah, it's not a shortage
actually, but it is going to get more expensive. meat in general is going to get more expensive. you might as well, i think, pay the extra money and look at no nitrates and from better pork and it tastes better. >> the best way to cook it? >> you know, i was writing the piece for "the times" and i liked doing it in the oven and broiler and on top of the stove. if you have a really big piece, can you grill it. >> i've done that. >> so great, but we tend to do the stove top thing. >> this is one of my favorites. at some hoity-toity event with my wife, and there were guys in tuxedoes and white gloves with plates of this bacon and every man was around it. >> well, this morning, there has never been so much buzz about a story. >> this is party bacon. >> you cook bacon slowly, and as it's finishing you sprinkle it with brown sugar and then whatever else you want, but we're using rosemarie here, so you get this, you know, it's --
as if it weren't sticky and sweet enough it gets stickier and sweeter, and i would suggest trying that. >> i suggest that, too. >> and chicken, you're cooking chicken wrapped in bacon as well. talk to us about this recipe. >> well, this is -- that's what it is. chicken wrapped in bacon. so you take a chicken breast, a couple of slices of bacon. twist it around. you wrap the chicken breast. >> you wrap the chicken breast in bacon and then slide it into the ban. when the bacon is done, the chicken is done. >> that's pretty easy. >> this is smart, too, as you're cooking the chicken. brussel sprouts, not my favorite. my wife loves brussel sprouts but bacon is a nice complement, right? >> you take bacon and brussel sprouts, toss them together in
the oven together. >> a little olive oil to get it started and this one we put chestnuts, makes it a little better. >> more past a. this is the more basic of bacon pasta. pasta a la -- >> hey, hey, what's going on over there? >> bacon. >> you get it yourself but you don't have thumbs. >> where's the bacon. where is it? where's the bacon? >> where's the bacon? >> natalie's dog zara. she sees it on the monitor. >> she can't stand the smell in here. >> bacon were peccorina and this is the best, bacon popcorn. really love it. eat it hot. >> always loved you, mark bittman, but love you more. >> thanks very much. coming up next, a live performance from british sensation cher lloyd, but first,
david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in maryland. it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend five hundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one west virginia paper calls it a "cash cow" for them. but its cost maryland over one billion dollars. money that could have created good jobs and... better schools for us. question seven keeps maryland money in maryland. david smallwood: question seven, i think it will be a... good thing for the state of maryland. cher lloyd rocked our plaza over the summer. now the singer who rose to fame on the british version of ""the x-factor"" is out with her new
album "sticks & stones." cher lloyd, good morning. >> good morning. >> saw you in august and been on the road ever since. >> been in america for a very long time. >> you enjoying it? >> yeah, i'm a bit homesick, of course, but i'm loving it. >> heard you developed a taste for american fast food. >> yeah. i probably shouldn't eat it every day, that's probably really bad for me, but i -- i am pretty much addicted to it. >> well, you've had such a huge hit "i want you back." you have millions of fans. how has your life changed since you started on "the x-factor"? >> i have gained a lot of friends, and by friends i mean my fans, and just people who are able to just come with me throughout my career and be happy and -- and sing the songs back to me. i think it's -- it's made me a lot more of a happier person. >> and i read somewhere that you, as a pretty little kid,
knew you could sing, but were you too shy at first to kind of let that voice be heard? >> yeah. i think sometimes i can be confident and on it, and then other times i get too nervous, and i start to stutter and things like that, but when i was younger, i used to sing all the time, but i didn't used to sing in front of people, so now it's like i'm doing that all over again, except there's lots of people. >> explain something for those who don't know you that well. your fans call themselves brats. >> yes. >> why is that? >> i don't really know. i haven't really got an answer to that, but the thing that i love about it is that we're forming a group. as a kid growing up i was never within a group. i was always the strange girl in the corner, so now it's -- it's nice to be able to include people. >> now you're a huge star. cher lloyd singing "oat" for us this morning.
>> yes. >> thank you. >> take it away. ♪ ♪ my best friend best friend till the very end ♪ ♪ cuz best friends best friends don't have to pretend ♪ ♪ you need a hand and i'm right there right beside you ♪ you in the dark, i'll be the bright light to guide ♪ ♪ mer the time-time-times sneaking out of the house ♪ ♪ all of the time-time-times that you had your doubts ♪ ♪ and don't forget all the trouble we got into ♪ ♪ we got something you can't undo would ♪ ♪ laughing so damn hard crashed your dad's new car ♪ ♪ all the scars we share ♪ i promise, i swear ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you
♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ and this is my oath to you ♪ ♪ i know i drive you crazy, sometimes ♪ ♪ i know i call you lazy and that's most times ♪ ♪ but you complete me, and that's no lie ♪ ♪ you are my tuxedo and i'm your bowtie ♪ ♪ we're in the car sing, singing our songs ♪ ♪ walk in the building, tear it down like we're king kong ♪ ♪ laughing so damn hard ♪ crashed your dad's new car ♪ ♪ all at scars we share ♪ i promise, i swear ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you
♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a fetter ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ i'll never let you go ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ that you got a home for now and forever ♪ ♪ and if you get low just call me whenever ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a feather ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you
♪ you should know, you should know, you should know, you should know, yeah ♪ ♪ whoa, this is my oath to you ♪ whenever you go just always remember ♪ ♪ you're never alone, we're birds of a feather ♪ ♪ and we'll never change no matter the weather ♪ ♪ this is my oath to you >> cher lloyd thank you. all the brats should be happy with that performance. coming up, what some of our pets are going to be for halloween, but first on this friday morning we'll get a check of your local news and weather.
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