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kotb. "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. hey, everybody. it's funday monday, beginning a brand new week around here. big, big day november 12th. it's willie geist's first day here. >> hence the champagne. otherwise of course we wouldn't have had that. >> that's right. we love him. he's already brought a great energy to the 9:00 and we're really, really happy. >> there's a lot of happy people outside rockefeller center. >> we're not sure we've seen
this quite so far in advance. of the actual event. >> one direction is coming to the plaza. usually doesn't start on friday night for a conner is on tuesday. it stretches all the way down the block. usually a day or two in advance people come. sara haines is outside with these folks. hey, sara. >> you can't see. the line wraps all the way around and up about four blocks. right now i'm here with a bunch of girls from pennsylvania that have been here since saturday, but you went home, can you tell us about that? >> we had a field hockey tryout, that we had to go to because it decides what team we are on some it was mandatory. >> you took the bus back and then your mom and dad -- >> we took a bus back yesterday morning and got home around 11:00. our tryout was over around 5:00, we showered and my parents held us back. >> the mom that held the place by herself for the whole day,
mom of the year maybe? >> thank you. i brought them in on saturday, stayed here all day yesterday so they'd have a place to come back to, then i stayed again. >> why? >> because she's going away next year, she's my fourth child, so my last one. going to northwestern on a field hockey scholarship next year. so why not? >> a great mom. that sounds like something kathie would do for kat. >> i hope she's not hearing that. never would have happened in my house. >> i can't believe it. supposed to be a little rain, hate to say that but there may be. but you know what, when they are in love, they are in love. they are dedicated. >> we see this thing for one star, like a justin bieber, there were four of these gorgeous girls. exponentially, the love. they all have this fantasy about one or the other. if you stand in a line and don't shower and all that, why would they be interested in you when they finally see you, you know what i'm saying? they are going to see you and you're going to look bad, smell bad. i guess it's not about that. it's about being there. >> when you're oozing love.
there's going to be a lot of happy young girls too, because apparently justin bieber is back on the market. >> big news on nbc. >> breaking. >> after two years, two really nice kids. he's 18. she's 20 now. they were spotted apart. you know, these things happen. first of all, you know what, if i were either one of their parents and met her mother and his mother, i would be glad. >> they are young. >> very young. it's time to grow up and experience new things. >> you never know, too, they could be in a -- they've had their down periods and blips. they may be back together. >> it could be. we've heard glimmerings. >> we have. how's your weekend, by the way? >> my weekend was fascinating, actually. you know, i've been writing my show ie long with -- i'm not the only author of the thing. i don't want top take credit, but it has been a 12-year journey. >> can we point out this show finally is opening for real this thursday. so this thursday, the show
opens. it's opening night. how are you feeling? >> it's just bizarre. we are now in press performances, which means the critics are actually there, so they don't want authors to be there during that time. it was bizarre on friday night at 5:00 p.m., that was the last moment i could have anything to do with my baby. i could change a word, couldn't put in a new scene after 12 years, and i was just numb. my sister and her family came to see it saturday night, so i just came in on the end of our show after having come from another fantastic show, which i'll tell you about in a second. and people were cheering, on their feet, they were clapping in the aisles. i just thought i -- it's like what do you do when as a parent you can no longer impact your child. that's the way it felt. >> that's it. >> the best news, hoda, i got home at 9:00 that night and my daughter walked in the house five minutes later after being in california for two months. >> how sweet. >> i could be okay about it, you
know? >> looking forward to thursday. thursday's going to be fun. >> i want to thank every single person who's come in from all over the country just to be there to see it. it blows me away every time. i am so grateful. very happy for my friend rupert holmes who wrote a brilliant piece of theater "the mystery of edwin drood." when i was kicked out of the matinee, i went over to see the mystery. rupert, my friend, made history when he won the tony for book, lyrics, and music for this some 27 years ago. right after i'd first come to new york. it stands up like crazy. you want a great time after you've seen "scandalous," go see it. it's got its opening night tomorrow night. it's just sensational. >> terrific. >> what were you doing? >> i went to l.a. >> hardest working woman next to al roker, who is a man. >> i interviewed christina aguilera.
>> you just interviewed her. >> i was in her house with her dog nugget. >> and her house is where the osbornes used to live. >> that's us cozied up on the couch. her dog nugget kept invading on the interview, i liked him. we'll talk more than. >> that's for "dateline" this coming friday. >> for "dateline." >> got to say this one thing, hoda, got to. last friday, frank was honored as hometown hall of famer in bakersfield, california. they've been asking him to come out and do it -- >> how cute is he? >> darn cute. >> a lot of young people and young stars. >> yeah, sweet. i wasn't there so i have no idea what he was saying. but the kids were all really impacted by him being there. he was inducted into the pro football hall of fame in 1977, but even though he lived in 39 different places when he was growing up, because they were very poor, his father was an oil worker, they went to the work. he was a depression baby.
he's always called bakersfield his home, because 39 places before he got to bakersfield and actually got to go to high school the full four years there. he wants to thank the town of bakersfield and the drillers from bakersfield high. for making it a special day. >> he looked really handsome. >> he did. we have to talk about general petraeus, it's a really big deal. anyway, this came out over the weekend, i guess, it happened friday. >> we first heard about it the day after the election. >> right, anyway, general petraeus stepped down. it's an interesting story on so many levels. >> if you're not personally involved, i guess. it's tragic if you're personally involved. >> there's a story of the general and his biographer having an alleged affair. which i guess is alleged. >> he's admitted it. wrong about her. >> this is one of those things you look at -- it seems there are so many powerful men who end
up in thp kind of situation. telling this kind of a story. >> yes. >> telling this kind of a story. >> it's almost like the end of our show, she sings what does it prophet a man if you gain the whole world and lose your soul. i'm not saying anybody has lost their soul, but the point being you get to that epitome of fame and fortune and success and you make a decision that is so disastrous to your entire life legacy that the whole world sort of looks at you and goes, what were you thinking? >> what was going on? >> right. if you think about it, we were talking about it in the make-up room, last week lance armstrong, the week before that, arnold schwarzenegger. and a you can keep going back and back and fwak back. it is not always men. it is women as well. >> i feel so sorry for his wife, for a lot of reasons. number one, they've been married for many, many years. number two, she's moved with him 20 times. because that's the life of a man of service like that. she's following him, uprooting, bonding and severing with friends. probably don't have that strong of a social network because you move so many times. >> barely making friends when you have to leave them.
>> also to read your husband's book, to read the parts about your wedding and your relationship with him must have been really sickening. anyway, now there's another person involved, another woman from tampa who's involved. >> no alleged affair, but she was getting very threatening e-mails from broadwell, and so it's a long convoluted story, of course, which you can follow in the newspapers, but there's a lot yet to come out. the alleged mistress's father says there's more to it. we don't know what happened in benghazi. >> this is the one kind of a thing if it happens to someone, they automatically say, okay, i got to step down. it's interesting how an affair is the thing that is the undoing. a lot of people have done a lot of terrible things in their lives, but for some reason when you have an affair, it's instant, you have to go. >> i have met his wife, holly, about a year ago at a dinner for the wound warriors foundation out in greenwich. and she is a beautiful,
beautiful, very faith-based woman. if she indeed feels her husband has repented and truly wants forgiveness for this, i have a feeling she will stand by them. they always say once you see your pastor, second time you see your lawyer. let's see. we wish the family all the best. in spite of it, we can't let one episode define a person's life. we hope we remember this man's incredible service to our nation and hope we get somebody in the cia that knows what we're doing. we have never been at more danger in the whole scheme of things worldwide than we are today. we keep having great people drop like flies and we can't afford -- we're running out of them. >> we sure are. let's give a kiss to our veteran, shall we? this is cool. they are coming together and want to send postcard kisses to our troops. the idea is get a blank postcard
like this, which we ve, then you kiss it. >> ready? >> uh-huh. >> make it a nice kiss, not a nasty kiss. i know you. >> yours is good. mine you can't really see. >> anyway, then you send them. >> mine has a smoog. where can they get these, hoda woman? >> i don't know. somewhere dot com-ish. anyway, favorite things, shall we? can i tell you something, there's secret deodorant, then there's secret deodorant. this is the eucalyptus blossom, one of the natural mineral ones. it's $45 -- >> $45? >> $4 to $5. >> smells great. >> it's minerals, i don't know, it works. i'm into it. $4. >> all right, mine is called fontas green apple throat lozenges.
17.95 at fontas sciences.com. >> are they good? >> yeah, i'll let you have them. these are people that were in the broadway world. they now teach theater down in texas, but they know what it's like -- >> shoot. >> it's a brand new one. we haven't opened it yet. i'll let her work on it. they know what it's like to do eight shows a week on broadway. once you get it open, try one of these, they are really, really great. really refreshing, really soothing. all natural, all that good stuff. aren't they good? >> love it. >> sara, what do you have? >> for 4 to $5 that stuff better work. >> my favorite thing this week is hickeys and what they are is a rubber lacing system. rather than dealing with bows and tying, they are $19.99 for a pair with both shoes at hickeys.com. then i also did something really fun this weekend. >> what did you do? >> they come in pink. but this weekend i was able to host the gala for the friends of scott foundation. that was the one i did where
they raise money and throw a prom for kids going through cancer treatment. >> i love this, yeah. >> really neat event, that's carmen, the mom of scott who passed away. one life and she's making a difference to so many. >> what you said to us this morning in the make-up room about how nothing seems normal when you grow up a sick child. >> aside from a glamorous day what i heard over and over from these kids is they just want normal. you can't pay for health but you can donate to give normal. it was in san diego, yeah. >> thank you, sweetheart. she's one of hollywood's most hilarious and talented and crazy women. >> and successful. whitney cummings, we're going to chat with her. >> i'm scared. i guess we need to talk about the person who couldn't make it on our show. chelsea. >> chelsea happeneder will. oh...there you go.
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first time she came to be with us we said star! she's executive producer, star, and writer of the nbc hit sitcom called "whitney," which kicks off season number two this week. >> last week whitney almost walked down the aisle, but they decided to do something more permanent than a marriage certificate, so take a look. >> wake up. are you sure you want to be a roomie forever and ever and ever? >> i do. >> me too. >> you know, mine itches. those that too needles did not look good. there's a very strong possibility that i have hepatitis. >> that means we have hepatitis. >> and what's more romantic than that? great to see you. >> hi, ladies. >> you are burning every candle at every end, and you look like a schoolgirl fantasy. >> a friend just told me i looked like slutty harry potter.
trying to get that demo. >> only demo you don't have. >> trying to get those viewers. >> talk about season two. it's very exciting. >> it's very exciting, chris, of course, is on the show. he's more stonery than ever, hairier and more stonery. >> why do you love the man that's stonery and hairy? >> i'm into it. i love this man. i'm in to the non-grooming look. i feel i can take care of him. i like having rug burn on my face at all times. it's cool. it's good. we now have sort of committed to each other and we play around and be a committed mary riffed couple. >> but you are not married. >> we are in our traditional way. >> why are you lying about it? >> i'm a pathological liar, it's what works for me. i had a bad childhood. >> you are writing every episode. please, have a drink. do you mind? >> this dress is making me feel like i need to drink more.
>> you're writing it too. it's almost impossible to think there's enough hours in the day. then we're going to talk about a talk show you're going to start up too. >> i'm on your heels, talk show too, sleep with one eye open. >> we're scared. >> i have amazing writers that help me out and come in with stories and stuff. our process is the writers tell us embarrassing stories and we make a story about it. someone comes in and says one time i was crying and my boyfriend got a boner. i'm like we're doing a show about that. we're doing a show about that. >> if i had a dollar for, never mind. >> for every time i cried. and someone came in they found out their boyfriend had faked it in bed. i was like, well, that's an episode too. >> is that true? >> yeah. >> how does she know? >> he was drunk. i think that was the problem. >> oh. i was like we got to talk about that. i don't think nbc reads their scripts, because we are getting away with crazy stuff this year.
>> what about the talk show? it's a weekly show? >> once a week show on e! it's going to start november 28th after "the soup" at 10:30. perfect placement. >> chelsea handler is producing it, wherever she is. >> where is she? >> we have a question, tiny question. >> we have a boner to pick with her today. a bone to pick with her today. >> she was going to be here, then she got ill. >> i have an announcement to make, chelsea's dead. so sorry. she was out in new york last night, who knows what happened. >> let's see if she shows up on jimmy fallon tonight. >> i see her sleeping on the street. >> she is in line for one direction. >> if i hold this up, i'm sure she'll come running, if we hold up the vodka. >> who are your guests going to be on the talk show? >> a lot of guests, will ferrell jimmy kimmel. i want to have some interesting guest, malcolm gladwell and some cool, more cerebral people.
>> might have to think. >> i might have to learn to read before we do the talk show but we have hooked on phonics, you know, devry on-line, phoenix.com. >> what were you like as a child, did your parents try to -- >> my parents didn't do anything, they didn't try at all. >> there you go. they did nothing. >> we're excited. >> see how important good parenting is? >> we're excited for your second season and talk show. >> thank you, love you ladies so, so much. >> "whitney" tonight, wednesday, 8:00/7:00 central. on nbc. could it be you? >> probably not. >> we'll reveal our fan of the week. and things get cooking in the kitchen with celebrity darlings curtis stone is here and tv's melissa francis, as well. first, these messages. [ female announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role
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holly musick from texas. she tunes in on kmar channel 4. a stay at home mom who insists she watches the fourth hour the way only real fans do, in her jammys. cuddles up with her son to watch the show. they look forward to seeing our favorite things. she thinks if you saw her son, he might make your favorite things list. she loves the show because it always makes her laugh. coffee tastes better in her kathie lee and hoda mug, we would agree. >> she got a new one, nice. >> congratulations, holly. we are sending you to jacksonville, florida. you'll enjoy a three-night stay. also includes breakfast, 60-minute spa treatments, and round-trip airfare for two. hotel a airfare were provided by visit jacksonville. >> jacksonville is a wonderful city. miami, tampa get more oppressed, but jacksonville is a wonderful town. >> gorgeous. >> have fun and thank you for your support.
back on this funday monday. when she was nine years old, she landed a role on one of the most popular and beloved shows of all time, "little house on the prairie." >> today she's the host of her own business show on fox and author of "diary of a stage mother's daughter." >> first of all, congratulations. something good has come out of the makeup room all those hours. that's where you were writing this, right? >> that's right. i don't know if i can do this, i have two shows after this. this is the end of your day. >> that's all right. >> i read this, you gave it to me early.
if you want a book that you can't put down, i mean whether you know melissa or not, it's an incredible page turner, it's wrenching, and it's also uplifting. it's about your relationship with your mom pretty much. >> it is, it is. it's a story i've kept private my whole life, my husband and friends were all shocked when they read the book. even from them they were completely shocked. it's something i held really close. >> why, hon? >> embarrassing. if you have a tough childhood, first of all, you don't want to relive it and it's painful and embarrassing to talk about my family comes to a shocking and explosive end. it is hard to talk about that. i have a 2-year-old and 6-year-old son and my husband asked if my husband's mom was my mom too, and the way i said it, he didn't ask a follow-up question. and i realized i wasn't ready to talk to him about that, but i needed to get ready.
>> in a nutshell you grew up a stage mother but not there the way a nurturing mother would be. >> when i read "tiger mom" it struck me. because i thought i had the hollywood version of a tiger mom, a stage mother who drives you, takes you on auditions, coaches, whatever you need. pictures, haircuts, head shots, that drive, drive, drive for perfection all the time. for some kids, it can drive them to success. for some kids like my sister who didn't respond and succeed. she started to feel really bad about itself and it turned tragic for her. >> there's a scene where you and your mom and sister are driving down the street and she laps her and leaves her standing on the roadside. >> how old was she? >> it happened so many times. it was sort of one of those things that was a punishment. i had always waited for my day.
i knew the day was coming when i would get that. i thought i'd watch my sister amble alongside the road so pathetic and humiliated so many times. i'm sorry, emotional. i thought when my time comes, i'm not -- it's not going to be the same. that's one of the scenes in the book, i go and hide so that when my mom comes back around the corner, i'm not there any longer. i thought, i'm different. >> you've been hiding all these years from this. does it feel -- do you have -- does it feel cathartic? do you have regrets? we reached out to your mom for comment and she did not get back to us. >> she saw you on one of your shows. >> i took my show out to fox live and she showed up and confronted me. she grabbed me very fiercely and i was that little kid that she threw head first down the stairs all over again. and i just -- but, you know, the real reason why i wrote the book
is i think there are a lot of people out there who have had tough times in there past. even people who read the book, i have the same story and it's different. it's not at all similar, but they are relating to this idea i've had tough times in my past, or i have had a troubled childhood but you can say today is the first day of the rest of my life and i choose a different path. i choose to live life differently and one day i woke up and said if i'm going to be happy and have a life of my own i have to end this cycle and that's what it is about. >> it is a beautiful book. it's heart warming at the end. you're on a high at end. anyway, we wish you such good luck with this book. >> and peace. >> thank you, thank you. now i need this drink. >> okay. thank you, honey. one pot meal to warm you up. i think they meant hot. >> one pot. >> it's got one pot? >> it's made in a pot. >> anyway, curtis after this. [ female announcer ] today, jason is here
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back now. we are cooking with curtis today, our favorite celebrity chef from down under, mr. curtis stone. >> he's making chicken pot pie and celebrating the one-year birthday of his little boy just last week. how are you? >> awesome, awesome. >> we're ready for comfort food, my friends. >> what are we making? >> in here i put in some veggies. we're making a chicken pot pie. it's the simplest thing in the world. sprinkle in some flour, onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, turnips. beautiful fall ingredients. >> these are what you see at the farmers market all over the place, this is how you use them. the great thing about this, if you're cooking for your family and worried about them not getting their veggies in, put them into their same dishes. everyone has to eat them. >> not getting the nutrients and vitamins and stuff? >> no, you cook them until just tender.
or not even tender and then add chicken broth. a little bit of wine. this is a family dish. speaking of wine, though, a nice chardonnay. >> aren't you nice? >> thank you, thank you. >> then you can do all milk or do a combination of milk and cream, which is what i'm doing. >> uh-oh, there goes hoda. >> i'll taste it for you, hoda. >> excellent. >> you're on a diet? >> you sip your wine. >> that's okay. >> bring this to the boil, all right, what happens is this flour thickens up with milk and cream. >> how long do you simmer it? >> 15 minutes, until you get to this consistency, depending how hard. >> already cooked chicken? >> already cooked chicken. this is just a roast chicken. turn it off, you don't even have to heat this through, just mix it together. >> then you're going to bake it in a pastry shell, right? >> you read your notes this
morning. i'm impressed. doesn't happen often. >> once in a while i do my home work. >> so delicious. >> instead of putting it into ramekins or dishes, this is what i do. >> look what's happening here. >> get yourself egg and milk, just brush the edges like this so it's going to stick to your actual pot. we're going to cook this in the pot. when i say one-pot chicken pie, i mean it. it's all done in the same pan. >> what are you doing? >> pick this up and flip it. >> right in the same skillet? stop it. don't stop it, finish it. >> all the way over. let the steam escape. >> exactly. >> okay. >> then you put the whole thing into the oven. >> brush it with a little more egg wash. >> brush all that. >> bake it for how long, sweetie? >> until the pastry is done, about 25. >> look. >> thank you. >> look at that. >> all steamy and delicious inside. >> perfect fall dish.
>> wow, delicious! >> thank you, i will have to try it. i'll take one for the team, hoda. >> curtis, we love you. >> happy birthday to your little guy. from a beauty trend you can sink your teeth in to bobbie thomas has some unusual finds. right after this. that looks like bobbie. >> it is bobbie, it's her graphic. good morning. i'm chris warren with the weather channel forecast for the day. big changes are happening here with this rain will come cooler air. once the cold front that's producing the rain moves through the northeast, much cooler temperatures and it's starting off freezing in so many spots in the midwest and the northern plains. these are the afternoon highs. as warm as it is going to get, minneapolis will be still in the 30s. 41 chicago. 50 in new york. that's it. that's going to be the daytime
high. cooling off also in the south. disturbance will keep the chance of a few showers throughout parts of the southeast. also pacific northwest some lingering showers on wednesday. and it is going to remain rather chilly. the northern tier here and the intermountain west, high unless the 40s. look at new york and boston. also temperatures in the 40s. that's going to be it for the daytime highs. we see here, cooler air, another cold front. 48 will be the high on thursday. 54 in atlanta. so from the north to the south, much cooler temperatures happening for many locations. new orleans still in the mid-60s. orlando 80 degrees. you can find some warmth around the country but it is more likely than not to be in florida this time of the year and at times warmer weather in the southwest. phoenix 82 by friday. and then a lot of people will head out of town, maybe you have the full week off forring thissinging this next week. so any travel problems, looks
like mainly on the west coast here from sacramento and san francisco and parts of the southeast will have a few showers, as well. on sunday, similar story here. a low off shore. we will watch to see what that the turns in to, but a chance of showers in the mid-atlantic. weekdays on the weather channel you can wake up with al. ♪ you can help othersink along the way. ♪ ♪ a portion of every bottle that they sell goes to fight ♪ ♪ breast cancer and i think that's swell. ♪ ♪ the more you take, the more they'll pay, ♪ ♪ so make them write a big check today. ♪ ♪ and if you're feeling a little slow, ♪ ♪ then 5-hour energy will help you go. ♪ ♪ so buy a bottle of pink lemonade and ♪ ♪ you can help fight breast cancer today. ♪
>> it is bobbie, it's her graphic. things that make you go hmm. >> from a bloody beauty trend to new ways to improve your happy hour. >> bobbie.com's bobbie thomas is here with us. she has unusual and unique products to show us. >> we love you. >> i love you back. let's get started. the bloody beauty trend. have you heard about the vampire facelift? >> talk to your plastic surgeon.
there are ladies getting injections of blood to get rid of wrinkles. but if you don't want to go that far? >> does it work? >> i don't know, haven't tried it. vampires seem to live forever, but a brand lots of celebrities love and they've come out with a blood serum for an under eye sort of treatment. >> who's blood is in it? >> there's no blood in it, but it helps work with the blood. this is an interesting concept called blood concept. it's a perfume based on your blood type. based op the blood type you get the perfume. it's supposed to work with that. >> what's your blood type? >> i have a strange one, o-negative or something. i'm weird. i have something in my wallet that says what i am. >> lady gaga was talking about putting blood in her perfume, so there's a whole craze. you're going to love this next trend, it's about vaporizing your vices. a while back i talked about having chocolate and caffeine you can inhale. now you can inhale your alcohol without calories. >> thank you. finally, science you can use.
>> this is a carafe you pour your alcohol in. >> you inhale it? >> you pour it out. in the studio, it's hard to catch it in the glass, but if you want to try. this is vodka. >> it is? >> this is vodka. >> ready, one, two, three. >> i'm sorry, but you do feel that. >> oh, my gosh. >> that can be dangerous. >> crazy, i feel it. >> make sure you're an adult. >> i do too. >> it's all about this wafting technique, and david edwards was an aerosol scientist. >> i feel it, too. >> my goodness. >> he also teamed up with philip starks. these are sprays, this is an alcohol spray. >> what did we come to? give me that. >> it takes all the calories out of it. this is the first look in the u.s., it's in europe right now. >> that's crazy. that's insane. >> oh, my gosh. >> if that doesn't have you
buzzing, we have booze-infused pizza from boston. these are 21-plus pies. the drunken boozy pig and other ones, but take a bite. >> it's not nice to call my cousins. >> taste it, it's delicious. >> hoda, you can't have it. >> take the onions and soaked it in the alcohol. it's not enough to get you drunk, but it's something that's been really popular online and in this town. >> i can't taste anything from that. >> this is something i think you can appreciate. cynthia rally on the runway, i had to snag them. these are bangle flasks you can wear around your wrist. >> sad. >> gone too far, i love it. >> these are the things that make you go hmm. >> are you serious? >> very serious. you can pour this in. >> you can close it up. >> opening night thursday, baby, mama's wearing one of these. >> hoda is going to wear the other one. >> talk about fashion and function. >> that is funny. >> i have recently discovered herbal florists.
they put bouquets together to help you with aromatherapy. it's a glass slipper in brooklyn delivers hangover bouquets, so the next day you can have this by your bed to help you put away the nausea. it was more fragrant, because we've had it here for a while. something fun in the bathroom to help men with their direction. >> oh, lord. >> you put it in the toilet and it helps little ones or bigger guys with aim and they get points. >> everything's a game with them anyway. >> shoot straight. >> everything's a contest. >> and then -- >> that came 20 years too late for me and cody. >> we don't pee standing up, but to make us feel better about sitting down, toletta toilet covers you can put in your purse. i think it's smart in terms of a good "hmm." something you can take with you. last but not least, to make men feel more secure, these are tucks, men's briefs with garters
that will clip on their shirt to they can keep their shirt down instead of it coming up. >> look at that, he was sitting on a chair and the plumber crack thing was happening. i wish i had those to give to him. thank you, bobbie. bets best selling author lee woodruff is in the house with a terrific book. >> first, this is "today" on nbc.
in her debut novel, lee woodruff explores one family's attempts to cope with the secrets and sadness surrounding a tragic accident. >> the book is called "those we love the most." it's already hit the new york times best seller list. >> congratulations. it's really a gripping story. >> the way you start, too, you rattle the cage right when you start the book. for some, you might have worried it was off putting, but you decided to dive right in. tell us about it. >> when i started writing, a bad thing happens, a child dies, but it happens in the beginning. >> on the mother's watch. >> this is about what happens when you take the eye off the ball, literally. and figuratively.
>> it can happen any time, any place. >> things go on in marriages, but i got it out of the way, the bad thing's gone. not like we're in an oprah pick book where you fall in love with a character and they are dead three quarters of the way through. it's really about the coming together of family. >> we all have secrets. >> what is it that sparked the idea, when was the germ for this book? >> the germ for this book was a real-life story in a town next to me where a little boy was hit by a 17-year-old boy. i got the phone call from the friend saying will you talk to the parents, he has a brain injury, they are desperate to talk to someone. similar to bob's. i thought look at all those lives that have been affected by that one moment somebody wasn't paying attention. my son at the time was 17, just about to look at colleges. i thought what happens to all of those people in a family? >> is that why you wrote the book? people are looking for something to fill them up. >> people want hope. >> they do. >> they want guidance in how they can deal with their complicated relationships as well. >> i think people want to not
feel so alone. that was something we learned from our experience, healing with bob. when you feel like the circus freak and the person at the soccer sidelines doesn't know what to say to you, you want that connectivity. you want to say, gosh, kathie lee and hoda's been through that too. that's sort of how the book is. >> how is bob doing, for folks who don't know? >> he's awesome. i'm grumpy with him this morning, because he wouldn't walk the dog. >> maybe the dog would walk him. >> you had quite an event the other night, great musicians came out for a cause near and dear to you. >> stand up for heros here in new york. first time we've live streamed it. anyone can see the show at remind.org. every year bruce springsteen has come for the last six years with his wife patty. we fly in 125 injured service members and their families, and they are the stars. >> you did great work. it was interesting to see you write a novel. >> this would be your first, among many, obviously. you got a great gift. >> thank you, guys. thank you.