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later today. there is a potential for damaging winds in our area this afternoon and tonight. >> "today" show's up next. >> you can always track that weather on nbc10.com. good morning. breaking news overnight. a second health care worker from that dallas hospital tests positive for ebola. this, amid new claims of a starting lack of protocol at that facility, including nurses leaving an isolation unit without being decontaminated. this morning the cdc is admitting was too slow to react. we'll ask the top health official in the u.s. if she has confidence in the system. relentless. the threat from that massive storm system heads to the midatlantic and northeast today after spawning dozens of tornadoes in the south, including one that killed an iraq war veteran. we'll hear from his family. remarkable rescue. a woman trapped for nearly a day after losing control of her car
and plummeting 500 yards down a ravine. why emergency crews say she owes her life to an app on her cell phone. and mrs. clooney on the case. amal steps into the spotlight weeks after the wedding without her husband to tackle a controversial case "today," wednesday, october 15th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer along with natalie morales, tamron hall and al roker. savannah continues on maternity leave. we start with unsettling news on this ebola crisis. >> very frightening, indeed. >> breaking news out of texas. another worker from texas health presbyterian hospital who cared for ebola victim thomas duncan
now has been diagnosed with that virus. nbc national correspondent kate snow is outside the hospital. kate, what can you tell us? good morning. >> reporter: matt, good morning. we learned about this just before 4:00 am local time this morning. we had known that 76 health care workers were being monitored. we learned that yesterday. because they came into contact with thomas eric duncan. now we know that one more of those health care workers is sick. the hospital says the health care worker reported a fever tuesday and was immediately isolated at the hospital. health officials have interviewed the latest patient to quickly identify any contacts or potential exposures and those people will be monitored. this new case comes as there are complaints about the hospital. late last night a labor group that represents nurses headquartered in california held a conference call with reporters, saying they had heard from several nurses who work at texas health presbyterian hospital and had some of them on the line. the nurses at this hospital are not in any union. the group speaking on their
behalf wouldn't give details how many nurses they were representing or what roles they held at the hospital. they said the nurses want to remain anonymous for fear they might lose their jobs. union officials read statements to reporters that were from the anonymous nurses that said what happened when mr. duncan arrived at the hospital. >> mr. duncan was left for several hours, not in isolation in an area where other patients were present. subsequently, a nurse supervisor arrived and demanded that he be moved to an isolation unit, yet faced resistance from other hospital authorities. >> reporter: before he was isolated, they said, duncan came into contact with up to seven other patients. for at least three days, they said, nurses did not wear full protective gear, but flimsy generic gowns that exposed their necks. according to the anonymous nurses, staff moved in and out of the isolation unit without being decontaminated. nurses, they told the union, had
only optional training on ebola. >> were the protocols breached? the nurses say there were no protocols. >> reporter: the hospital did not respond to the specific allegations. in a statement to nbc news said in part, "patient and employee safety is our greatest priority and we take compliance very seriously. we have numerous measures in place to provide a safe working environment, including mandatory annual training and a 24/7 hotline and other mechanism that is allow for anonymous reporting." it all came after a stark admission tuesday. the head of the centers for disease control said nurse nina pham might never had gotten sick if they had sent a response team as soon as thomas eric duncan was diagnosed 15 days ago. >> i wish we put a team like this on the ground the first day the patient was diagnosed. this might have prevented the infection. >> reporter: pham defended the
hospital, saying she was "blesd to blessed to be cared for by the best doctors and nurse in the world." they're looking for protective gear and decontamination process, among other things. we've gotten late word from the cdc that a rapid response team has been deployed here, is already on the ground, hoping to help now with this second case. matt? >> kate snow, thank you very much. sylvia burwell is the secretary for health and human services which oversees the cdc. madame secretary, good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> second health care worker at texas presbyterian hospital in dallas has now tested positive for ebola. do you have complete confidence in that facility, that that facility can treat these two patients now and give them the best chance of survival while maintaining protocols that will prevent this virus from spre spreading even further?
>> first, i want to express our thoughts and prayers with both patients and all the health care workers treating those patients, both at the hospital, as well as the state, local and federal officials supporting them. with regard to the protocols that are in place right now, as the cdc director announced yesterday, we have added additional staff from the cdc, two of the nurses from the emory facility that treated dr. brantly are there on site to do peer-to-peer training. overseeing the way that the equipment is put on and taken off. >> with all due respect, madame secretary, you're not answering my question. do you have complete confidence that that facility can successfully treat these two patients without spreading this virus further? >> matt, what we have put in place are what we believe oversight and assistance in the implementation of the protocols that we know can work and have worked over 30 years in terms of fighting ebola. >> we've got some nonunion nurses going to labor officials in nursing industries and
saying, look, there were no protocols. we had nurses leaving the isolation unit without being decontaminated. wouldn't it be safer and more prudent right now to take these two patients and move them to one of those four special isolation units in some other location, like emory or nebraska, just until you can check, double-check and triple check the protocols, procedures and the facilities in dallas? >> matt, what we will be doing is making sure with regard to the patients we have two things that are priorities that we work with our local clinicians as well as state and local health officials. the first is making sure we're providing the best care we can for those patients and the second is making sure we're doing everything we can to protect health care workers. we will keep all options and considerations. right now, the first patient, health care worker. the first health care worker is being treated in the hospital. the second is in isolation there. we will continue to monitor the situation and our people are on staff, on site doing that right
now. >> let me ask you about the comments from dr. frieden of the cdc, who has now admitted that the cdc did not act strongly enough, they did not send a robust enough infection control unit to that hospital this stunned me, madame secretary. we've been talking about the outbreak of ebola in west africa for months and we've been talking about the fears of it coming to this country. now we've got the head of the cdc saying when it did come to this country and presented itself in the person of mr. duncan in dallas, the cdc did not do enough. how could that be? >> the cdc sent a full team in place and sent a team of epidemiologists as well as infection control people. i think we believe we could have done much better is the oversight of the implementation of the protocols. >> do you have confidence in the cdc and dr. frieden? >> i do have confidence in the cdc and dr. frieden. any place where there is a patient, we will be sending a
fly team in immediately to make sure we are doing that help and assistance in oversight of the implementation of the protocols that we know have worked, whether that's in nigeria or in the previous cases we've seen or what happened in those emory and nebraska -- >> secretary of health and human services, sylvia burwell. i know you're busy. thank you for being here this morning. >> happy to be here. thank you, matt. >> natalie? storms that hit the south this week took aim and is shifting now in the northeast. dylan dreyer is in durham, north carolina, with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the storm system spreading east this week has transitioned into more of a heavy rain event, which is just about to get started here in durham. from here on out, the wind and any tornado damage should be minimal, which sadly was not the case in parts of the south. charles edward witham, marine
and father of four was killed when a tornado hit his home. we spoke with his mother and daughter. this wasn't the first tornado to tear through the hometown of ashdown, arkansas. it was the first time her home was directly in one's path. >> i feel like it's a nightmare that's not stopping. >> reporter: she and two of her siblings were home with her parents when the ef-2 tornado tore through their neighborhood, blowing the house to pieces. >> all i saw was the wall all coming at me and my bed flipping me through the air. >> reporter: all three children and their mother survived the storm. eddie, a former marine, did not. >> he went through two tours in iraq and a tornado kills him. >> i can't believe he's gone. he's not going to be able to see
any of us graduate or walk me down the aisle. >> reporter: the children's mother remains in critical condition after undergoing surgery on tuesday, suffering neck, back, lungs, spleen and liver damage. the children suffering bad bruises and cuts, but mostly in a state of shock, remembering their father and hoping their mother survives. >> she's my hero. if i lose her, too, i don't know what i'll do. >> reporter: such a heartbreaking story. as i mentioned, we are looking at mainly heavy rain across the area today. there has been flash flood watches issued but within some of these storms, al, we could see a chance of wind storms, but it's not going to be as bad as it has recently. >> that's right, dylan. up to about 50 miles west of washington, d.c., we still have the severe thunderstorm warning, damaging winds.
some of these tornadoes very brief. could be wrapped in rain. hard to see. flash flood watches in effect. baltimore, washington area. this system will be pushing through rather quickly. we could see the system rush in, enhance that rainfall amount. we're talking from one to two inches but could be up to four inches of rain especially as you get on up into new england. here is the latest on gonzalo. now the strongest atlantic hurricane in three years. it's 665 miles south-southwest of bermuda. 125-mile-per-hour winds. we expect it could become a category 4 storm by wednesday and then early friday takes aim just to the west of bermuda, which is the worst side for the winds with this system. we'll continue to track this, because, as we said, they got hit by fay last week. and now the storm with 120-mile-per-hour winds on that island could be devastating. >> we'll be watching that one closely. thank you, al. >> thank you very much, al. tamron is here with new air
strikes against isis overnight. >> good morning, everyone. a u.s.-led coalition launch aid massive amount of air strikes against isis around kobani. air strikes have intensified this week. kurds inside kobani says the air strikes have helped but the militants who have besieged the town for weeks were still on the attack. violence erupted in hong kong again this morning as police crash with protesters. officers armed with pepper spray pushed back the crowd and tore down barricades. the operation came after a large group of protesters blocked a tunnel, expanding their protest zone. 45 people have been arrested in today's clashes. a frightening scene played out late tuesday night on a casino-bound tour bus after a man, police say, stabbed two passengers. the suspect was later shot and killed by a state trooper. the bus was on its way from new york city to a casino in
connecticut when a passenger reportedly attacked two people. the bus driver pulled into a construction zone where a state trooper was actually stationed. police say that trooper shot the suspect just outside the bus when he refused to drop his weapon. one of the stabbing victims was also hit by a bullet but is expected to be okay. now to the cliffside rescue in northern california. a young woman who drove off a mountain was plucked to safety after spending nearly a day trapped in a ravine. nbc's miguel almaguer has the report. >> reporter: the daring rescue came in the knick of time, hoisted to safety after plunging 500 yards in her car down a cliff. she had been ejected, laying face down in a ravine. >> their timely response was key in getting melissa to regional medical center of san jose. >> reporter: vasquez was driving
across this mountain road monday when she flew over an embankment. police say her on-star system alerted authorities to the accident. investigators then used a find my phone app, a tracking device from her ipad to pinpoint her cell phone's general location. 15 hours later, rescue teams found her in thick brush, after a night alone. >> technology had a large part to do with this. not only in her having that on her phone and having the ipad, but my ability to be able to take screen shots and get those screen shots out to searchers within minutes of me locating where she was. >> reporter: air lifted to a local hospital, vasquez is suffering from serious injuries, but this morning doctors say she'll survive, a dramatic crash with an incredible rescue. for "today," miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. >> what a story. and, by the way, two pretty incredible catches in tuesday
night's mlb playoff game. only one of them came from a player. sixth inning, baltimore's adam jones hit the ball toward the seats but mike moustakis is there who makes an unbelievable catch over the rails. that is amazing. a swarm of fans there to catch him. but earlier, take a look at this in the game. it was a tv cameraman with a catch that was almost as impr s impressive. >> whoa! >> are you kidding me? >> no glove. >> he makes a one-handed catch without a glove, without losing focus. royals have won 2-1. they have a 3-0 lead in the series. i think you know where this is going. take a look. about 100 sharks in the midst of a feeding frenzy. they look like birds. they were targeting a school of blue fish at cape lookout sea shore. the men kept their distance,
obviously, but still managed to reel in some dinner for themselves. the sharks got some, too, so everyone is happy. matt, al and natalie? >> sharknado three. >> when are they going to call us? never. never. >> see what we did in that -- come on! >> mr. roker, take it away again. let's show you what we've got going on. wet weather making its way in the pacific northwest. windy conditions as well, from the plains to texas. sunshine and beautiful weather. showers around the central great lakes. hit or miss showers and thunderstorms down through central and southern florida. we're
good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab an umbrella. we've got showers and thunderstorms on the way along with strong, gusty winds. temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. could go higher with passing thunderstorms later today and early on thursday. drying out late in the day on thursday. and here comes the sun for friday and the weekend, but the weekend will see much chillier temperatures. 60s on saturday, but look at the 50s for sunday and monday. have a great day. s your latest weather. >> al, thanks so much. the ebola crisis getting so much attention, obviously, in the news and online as well. a particular aspect of the story has a lot of people talking. >> that's right, matt. as kate snow reported earlier, we've been following the process of nina pham, the 26-year-old nurse being treated for ebola in
dallas. so many are tracking the status of bentley, her dog. authorities went to the apartment, got independently, put him in quarantine for 21 days, in isolation. they also released some footage here of bentley eating. he is doing quite well. we don't know if dogs can transfer ebola yet. out of an abundance of caution, they're taking good care of bentley. here is how you can help. we'll put this up at today.com so you can see. that address there is a little small. a lot of people are sending in pictures of their dogs, polysays fingers crossed for nina and bentley. nice well wishes for bentley. that's the latest. >> carson, thank you very much. >> thank you. the honeymoon is over. time to get back to work. george clooney's wife, amal, taking her name, but she is
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i think that's what makes a woman beautiful. ♪ good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we've got a storm rolling in. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. hey, bill. >> good morning, vai. some areas are seeing some sunshine, but others are seeing the first rain drops of the day, and everybody is experiencing very warm conditions. there you can see the clouds building over center city. chester county, lancaster county and into the reading area is seeing the first rain drops. just some light, scattered rain showers moving through east marlborough and western berks county, but heavier rainfall is to the west. and this line of strong thunderstorms will be arriving later today. >> thank you, bill. let's check on traffic with jillian mele. the schuylkill still a mess? >> oh, still a mess, especially the eastbound side. eastbound approaching belmont avenue, we still have this
multivehicle accident blocking the left lane. one lane of traffic is getting by. and 76 eastbound is at a very slow crawl from route 202 all the way down to belmont avenue. drive time is almost an hour eastbound from the blue route to the vine. westbound is about 41 minutes between those two points. that's because we also had an accident westbound at belmont avenue. that was pushed over to the shoulder. vai? >> jillian, thank you. as we learn that a second dallas health care worker has tested positive for the ebola virus, members of a delaware county task force will be meeting this morning to discuss how prepared its schools are to respond to ebola, enterovirus and other infectious diseases. and the health commissioner in new jersey is telling hospitals to send in fake patients. they want to see if staff can identify them as possible ebola patients and put on protective gear correctly. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. of could you you
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♪ i'm covering my ears like a kid ♪ >> just let it play for a while. i love this song. back at 7:30. you may be asking what in the world is this video, though. that is not the video for the "la la" song for sam smith. >> no. >> we'll be talking about some unusual videos that are popular among a group called tingle heads. they say they can treat anything from stress to insomnia. a second health care worker at a dallas hospital tested positive for ebola in the wake of a startiling new claim that protocols were not in place to deal with the virus.
the storm system that slammed the south is moving up the east coast. parts of north carolina are being hit with torrential rains and flood watches have been posted in virginia overnight. in a new statement this morning, the parents of reeva steenkamp, the woman shot and killed by oscar pistorius, say they will not pursue a civil case against him. they also reveal that pistorius has paid them $550 each month for the last 19 months. the steenkamps say they now plan to pay pistorius back. we're all in for a real treat. we've been so excited about this. soulful singer sam smith here for a live performance. he was warming up here earlier. >> amazing. his vocal range, incredible. >> recorded the whole thing and pie rating it later. no. >> joking. >> joking. >> just observing. >> whew!
>> we do want to begin this half hour with george clooney's wife, amal, stepping into a controversial legal case as she returns to work after that lavish wedding and honeymoon. keir simmons is in london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the honeymoon is over and already amal clooney is making more waves. she didn't return behind her desk here at her legal firm in london. she flew straight to greece and has put herself right in the middle of an international political fight. the new mrs. clooney in athens this week, this morning metropolitan with the greek prime minister. >> thank you very much to minister and also to prime minister for inviting me and my colleagues. >> reporter: amal clooney, her name already changed on her law firm's website, is stepping into a dispute between greece and britain, going back centuries. greece wants the return of the marbles, ancient greek artifacts sold to a british museum. >> the greek government has a
just cause. and it is time that the british museum recognize this and return the marbles to greece. >> reporter: photographers were there for her return to work. the new mrs. clooney, fresh from honeymoon, still wearing the sunglasses and flashing that 7 carat ring. after a dazzling venice wedding attended by stars, including matt damon, cindy crawford and bill murray, the publicity surrounding this visit may increase the pressure, a sign perhaps that the distinguished human rights attorney plans to use her celebrity for a courtroom advantage. later she's expected to return to go to the acropolis. what's strike something how at ease she seems with her newfound fame. >> she certainly does. keir, good morning or good to see you. thanks. >> all right. here at home, the personal has turned political for oregon's
governor in the wake of starting admissions by his fiance, including a marriage of convenience decades ago. peter alexander has that story. peter, good morning to you. >> matt, wait till you hear this one. oregon's governor has been with his fiance for the last ten years. what she is just revealing now about her past relationships is threatening to undermine his own re-election bid. in this debate tuesday night, oregon's governor defending his policies and personal life. >> before i knew sylvia and she knew me, she was involved in some illegal activities. i don't condone it. how we deal with that is a personal matter for us. >> sylvia hayes admitted breaking the law in 1997 when she accepted $5,000 to marry an 18-year-old ethiopian man who wanted a green card.
>> it was wrong then and it is wrong now and i am here today to accept the consequences. >> reporter: hayes said at the time she was struggling to put herself through college. her fiance kept her five-year marriage a secret, even from him, only telling the governor about a sham marriage when a reporter began asking her about it last week. >> he was stunned and he was hurt. and i will be eternally grateful. >> why will you be eternally grateful? >> for the beautiful, loving way he has supported me in this. >> reporter: marriage fraud is a federal felony, but the statute of limitations in this case expired years ago. still, this political scandal didn't end there. this week, hayes also admitted she took part in a plan to illegally grow marijuana on a property with a different man around the same time. in a statement she wrote i was involved in an abusive relationship with a dangerous man. >> certainly ups the stakes in
an otherwise very, very dull governor's race. >> this week, a state ethics review of his fiance's business and whether hayes, who advises the governor on certain issues, has tried to benefit as first lady. >> peter alexander on this story, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather once again with al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by berocca. >> let's see what we've got going on. another tropical entity in the pacific, ana, probably going to become a hurricane. 75-mile-per-hour winds, moving west at 9 miles per hour. here is the rub with this. we will be looking at a storm that makes landfall friday evening but then goes on, as a category 1 storm, on to honol u
honolulu, oahu, with the most population. we'll be watching this closely. space needle here in seattle, showers and thunderstorms all day today and it's going to be cool with temperatures in the 50s. rest of the country, beautiful weather from the plains down into texas. another warm day down through phoenix, arizona. lots of sunshine. temperature about 91 degr good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. grab an umbrella. we've got showers and thunderstorms on the way along with strong, gusty winds. temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with winds gusting to 30 miles an hour. could go higher with passing thunderstorms later today and early on thursday. drying out late in the day on thursday and here comes the sun for friday and the weekend, but the weekend will see much chillier temperatures. 60s on saturday but look at the 50s for sunday and monday. have a great day.
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>> now will you be traveling alone or with a party? >> reporter: to the uninitiated, they may seem strange. >> so, so soft. >> reporter: even creepy. >> workforce solution of the future. >> reporter: but people like lauren ellis say these youtube videos are life changing. >> soothing. >> reporter: feature soft whispering. >> turn your head. perfect. >> reporter: light tapping and slow crinkling. so calming, fans say, they tingle. >> it starts up the head like back of my head and then it travels down my spine and it just kind of takes over my body and it makes me feel relaxed and at ease. >> reporter: tingleheads, as they like to be called, has labeled the phenomenon asmr, autonomous sensory meridian
response. >> it helps with ptsd and others. one of the subscribers calls herself ellie. >> i think for some maybe it is just the physical, just those tingles. >> right in between there. >> for others, i believe the intimacy of these videos gives a sense of comfort. >> in my line of work, i have to get really close to people. >> reporter: but so far, there is very little medical research on asmr. >> to say for sure this is the answer for stress relief or for getting people to have a better sleep, i think it's really premature to know that yet. >> if you could just look straight ahead. >> reporter: still, lauren ellis prefers these videos over sleeping pills and hopes her story puts at least some skeptics to rest.
>> it means peace. it means relaxation. it's happiness. >> reporter: for "today," gabe gutierrez, nbc news, atlanta. >> all right. a couple of things. first, we're sorry. >> i'm having a reaction. >> there's nothing about those video that is relaxes me. they annoy me. >> my hair was standing. but not in a good way. >> you're tingling. >> no. >> do you know what used to work for me? >> what's that? >> the little happy cloud. just a little happy cloud right here. >> there he is. he passed away, unfortunately, years ago. i used to like when he would say maybe there's a little cabin in these woods because they're your woods. you can do whatever you want. >> maybe a squirrel. >> far better than tingle heads, in my opinion. beyonce debuting the super short bangs. setting off that kind of frenzy online, al.
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we're back at 7:50 with one of those how cool is this job moments? we've got sam smith here, who we just love this guy. just to make you feel at home, we've got naughty boy over here. the team is back together. you're going to perform in our 8:30 half hour. you've just been going crazy since you were here last. >> yes, i know. it's really interesting how far things have come since i was last here. >> you have exploded.
>> yeah. >> you are a huge star. you know about spotting good talent. you have an eye for talent? >> i think so. >> carson has a little something in the orange room. >> the first lady no stranger to getting down. here she is, earlier in the year, doing the evolution of the mom dance with jimmy fallon. at it again tuesday during a twitter q & a, president obama impersonator post this had question for flotus. >> here is a question for the first lady. on average, how many calories do you burn every time you turn up? >> in typical flotus fashion, she responded with this. >> turnip for what? ♪ >> a little play on "turn down for what." it's been looped over 5 million times justin writing in, credit to flotus for winning the internet tonight. cookie pants wrote in from now
on -- >> cookie pants. >> this is what i'm singing in the car. prediction here from kate saying for this mom moment, malia fakes sick, skips school for the rest of the week. maybe flotus will have a song for you. >> perfect. >> oh, yeah. >> all right, carson. >> turnips are very popular right now. >> al and i are not sure sam is going to get out of here with that suit. we like that. >> very hot. >> it's yours. >> all right. sam smith, coming up. also, jay leno primed and ready for a return to television. what he has planned. this man, as you said, sam smith, will be honoring us, gra gracing us with his presence. >> and he smells real good. >> smell-a-vision. >> do we love
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from bill henley and this storm that's rolling in here. >> vai, storms arriving this afternoon could come with damaging winds and heavy downpours. we're starting to see the first showers to our west. so far, dry and a little bit sunny in center city, but the sun's not going to last. you can see some light showers in chester county moving into lancaster and berks county, but look at the line of slow-moving storms farther to the west. that will arrive this afternoon and this evening. temperatures are starting off warm and will be another very warm day with readings into the upper 70s this afternoon, closer to 80 degrees at lunchtime. occasional showers this morning into western suburbs, arriving here with storms later today. >> thank you, bill. we've got slow-moving storms, slow-moving traffic. let's get a check on the roads
with jillian mele. >> very slow-moving on 76. 76 eastbound, an accident approaching belmont avenue. it's in the final stages of clearing, but the left lane is blocked. one lane is getting by. it's going to take you more than an hour on 76 eastbound from the blue route to the vine. it is completely backed up. on the westbound side between those two points, 51 minutes is your drive time. it is a mess. we also have an accident on the p.a. turnpike eastbound voeching valley forge, so the left lane is blocked. a man accused of murdering a 3-year-old girl has a hearing later this morning. brandon ruffin is charged with the shooting in the gray ferry neighborhood back in august. authorities say ruffin was shooting at a man nearby when a stray bullet hit and killed tynirah borum, who was sitting getting her hair braided when it happened. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have the latest in 25 minutes or you can get it at nbc10.com.
it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, jay's big announcement. former "tonight show" host jay leno is cruising back to tv and taking us along for the ride. >> you spend a lot of your time in this garage? >> no. i spend all of my time in this garage. then trick or treat, how safe are your kids' halloween costumes? our friends at good housekeeping put some of the most popular ones to the test. ♪ oh, won't you stay with me >> and stay with us. one of the hottest young singers on the planet, british sensation sam smith, is here live in studio 1a "today," wednesday, october 15th, 2014.
♪ >> good morning, colorado. >> back for the second time. whoo! >> married 20 years today. >> america's number one dad! >> today is miles' first birthday. we're back now 8:00 on a wednesday morning. 15th day of october, 2014. got a nice vocal crowd here on our plaza this morning. i'm matt lauer, along with natalie morales, al roker. carson is over there. >> he's really -- >> birthday right here. >> are you all right? >> hey, carson -- keep going in there, carson. >> you have that magic touch, carson. here is a little baby who is happier, though. >> see if you can turn him. >> hi, there. how are you doing?
>> don't cry, baby. don't cry. >> all right. you got your magic back. >> thank goodness. >> meanwhile in a couple of minutes, we are going to go right past halloween, right past thanksgiving, going right to christmas. >> bam! >> are you ready, kids? santa is here. santa is here. he has brought along some incredible gifts. we always love the neiman marcus christmas book, even though some of us can't afford it. >> you and i grew up with those slot cars. >> favorite way to spend a weekend. i love those things. tamron is at the news desk. she has all the headlines. good morning, tamron. >> we begin with breaking news from texas. a second health care worker who treated thomas eric duncan has been diagnosed with ebola. national correspondent kate snow is in dallas. kate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, tamron. a news conference here with
dallas city officials and the hospital is just beginning at this hour. we hope to learn more about this second patient. what we know right now is that this patient showed up with a fever yesterday, was immediately isolated. now, he lived in an apartment complex -- he or she, i should say, lived in an apartment complex not far from where i'm standing, a few miles from the hospital. we have a live shot from there where fire and police crews have been handing out fliers to the residents, telling them about this latest case of ebola being in their neighborhood. this is the second worker at this hospital to come down with ebola, the first being a nurse, nina pham. she spoke for the first time yesterday, putting out a statement saying she's doing well. she also defended the hospital where she worked saying she is being cared for by the best team of doctors and nurses in the world, she said. still, many questions are being raised about this hospital. the cdc says it will investigate the practices that have happened
here. this morning the cdc tells nbc news that a rapid response team is already on the ground here, trying to help the hospital make sure that no one else gets this disease. tamron? >> kate, thank you very much. earlier today, health and human services secretary sylvia burwell says proper procedures are being monitored. >> first, appropriate identification when there's entry into a hospital. say, for example, an emergency room or other entry point. the second is once that patient is identified and a confirmed case of ebola, that we have appropriate treatment in place. cdc will be on the phone from the start and be flying in immediately when we understand that there is a case. >> secretary burwell also told matt she has confidence in cdc director tom freeden, who admitted tuesday that his agency could have done more when the first ebola patient was diagnosed in dallas. a second day of violent
weather brought record rainfall and at least two tornadoes to the atlanta area. high winds knocked down trees and sent large limbs crashing through rooftops. power lines were also pulled down, leaving 50,000 customers without electricity. we are now less than three weeks from the mid term elections. and with that in mind, nbc news and "the wall street journal" are out with a new poll about voter attitudes. chuck todd is nbc's political director and, of course, moderator of "meet the press." what have we learned ? >> it's a cranky electorate, president's job rating near an all-time low. disapproval of congress at an all-time high of 83%. when you look at the favorable ratings of the democrats and republicans, republicans have a higher negative rating than the democrats. and this seems to be, tamron, the sort of the unknown here. voters want to punish washington. maybe they're mad at president
obama but they're not ready to reward the republicans. that's what make this is election day a bit more of a coin flip than it should be. >> thank you so much for coming by. and a moment of genuine excitements had a 10-year-old going viral, 10-year-old girl. at denver's union station monday, they ran into hillary clinton, who is campaigning for senate candidate. she posed for a picture with macy, whose caption, since she's a teenager, is probably omg. let's get another check of the weather with al. >> let's get a picture of carson's crying baby. still upset. who is this? >> miles. >> he almost looks a little like a japanese anime. oh, poor guy. oh, sorry, miles. oh, okay. well, let's show you what's going on. i feel so bad for miles.
looking at strong storms making their way up the east coast, making their way into washington, d.c. before too long. earlier, a tornado warning west of washington. warm air ahead of this system. 70 in new york city. boston, 63. norfolk, 75. behind the system, cooler, drier air. atlanta will see temperatures in the mid 50s. that's what's good morning i'm bill henley, grab an umbrella we have showers and thunderstorms along the way along with strong gusty wind. temperatures in the upper 70s near 80 degrees. it could go higher with passing thunderstorms later today and thursday. drying out late in the day on thursday and here comes the sun for friday and the weekend, but the weekend will see much chillier temperatures. look at the 50s for sunday and
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you can make dinner disappear. hellmann's. bring out the best. 8:12. we're back with what's trending today. let's kick off a wednesday moving with the greatest. you may have heard rumors flying around, regarding the health of muhammad ali, saying he was near death. not the first time that rumor has gone around. tuesday, a message from the greatest from his twitter account. he took on the speculation. it reads don't believe the hype. feeling good today @boars head resort. can we put that back up? look at the gleam in his eye.
>> i was with him two weeks ago at the humanitarian awards that they do at the ali center every year. he was great and he remains my idol. champ, hang in there. keep fighting those rumor. we like it. >> absolutely. >> by the way, ali's daughter will join us thursday to discuss a brand new documentary called "i am ali." >> looking forward to that. she is amazing. let's say you spent thousands and thousands of dollars on building your dream home, okay? >> okay. >> only it turns out it becomes a nightmare. here is what happened to a missouri couple. looks gorgeous, right? >> sure. >> gorgeous view along a florida beach, custom five-bedroom home, cost them nearly $700,000. it is gorgeous. here is the problem. okay? six months after it was finished the couple learned that their new house was built on the wrong lot. >> oh, no! >> slight problem there. >> it came down to the survey. apparently mistakes happened
when the property was surveyed. they surveyed the wrong address. now they have hired an attorney. of course they did. telling the daytona news that they are in total disbelief. >> can you attach some balloons? >> like "up." >> apparently that lot is more expensive. the person who owns that lot, obviously -- >> they're not going to demo the house, are they? >> i thought it was your job to check out the lot. >> i know, my gosh. one over. i think this is the category too soon. >> okay. >> this is what's becoming the most talked about costume of the year. >> you knew they would go there. >> the ebola hazmat suit, comes with a respirator. no. that's not right. >> if a guy walks through your halloween party you're like, really? why? >> we asked you at today.com, is this in poor taste and, yes, 82%
of you said absolutely. 18% said no. >> even with those results, raise your hand if you're even slightly surprised that someone came up with that costume. >> no. i knew that was going to be it. >> of course not. >> yeah. one of the world's most famous rockers is apologizing to you. we're talking about u2's bono. the group had that deal with apple to have that album automatically downloaded. one user called it really rude. bono did not minutes words. >> oops. i'm sorry about that. i had this beautiful idea. might have gotten carried away with ourselves. there's a lot of noise out there. i guess we, uh, got a little noisy ourselves. >> interesting. he seems very heartfelt there. remorseful almost over that
idea. >> trying to do something nice, something good. >> if you didn't want the album, delete it. what a nice gesture. >> you don't get anything for free these days so, yeah, he was just trying to do good. >> we liked it, bono. >> i liked it. speaking of trying to do good -- >> beyonce is a grown woman and she can do whatever she wants, because she sang that song. even if that includes sporting what some on social media consider a controversial daooo. queen bee in london, sporting short bangs. some say it's a wig. she wore, actually, bangs at the global citizen concert. these bangs have hit some nerves. we took a look at bangs around here. >> i asked the guys around the makeup room this morning, bangs or no bangs? do you like the bangs? the consensus was when i did this, don nash said, yeah, we --
>> it's not about your bangs but what's in your heart, what kind of person you are. >> guys do not like bangs. >> i did not know where you were going with that. you had me nervous. >> do you like bangs or no bangs? >> i do. i think they look nice. what's the controversy over something like that? >> i'll get on the girl's soap box. it's not often when you come to work and guys say, hey, vote on my hair. it's what you like. >> you live, you learn, you take risks. >> abso-bang-lutely. >> new phrase. al, you brought jay leno on your uso tour to afghanistan. now he is announcing a return to television and telling nbc's joe friar all about it. take a look. >> reporter: in a post "tonight show" world, jay leno has found his own house. a warehouse in burbank. not a grain of sand, just cars
displayed along his massive garage. >> now you sound like my wife. it's a lot. 92 motorcycles and over 100 cars. it gets silly. >> reporter: do you spend a lot of your time in this garage? >> no. i spend all of my time in this garage. yeah, i'm here every single day when i'm not on the road. >> reporter: for the past decade, he has showcased his love of cars on "jay leno's garage." now he is bringing his show to prime time tv for a weekly hour-long program that will air on cnbc. >> if you're a fan of jay leno, the comedian, are you going to enjoy jay leno, the car guy? >> we'll have humor in it, occasional celebrities with cars, that kind of thing, too. >> reporter: sharing stories behind the paint and parts. take this hornet. he reluctantly bought it from a woman after her husband passed
away. le info leno brought the car back to life. >> she went and had her hair done. she's now 101. will have her kids in the back, she'll be slapping them around. showbiz is like champagne. if you have it occasionally, it's enjoyable f you swim in it, you become an alcoholic. i come back to my garage, meet with normal people and it's a lot more fun. >> reporter: he restores these cars with help from his mechanical wizards. >> the guys all like it. because of instead of having a lot of jerky customers, they just have one. that's me. >> reporter: because they can't always find parts for the aging beauties, leno has a 3d printer that can manufacturer just about anything. >> for instance, a steering wheel. it will add rubber here if you want it. it's amazing technology. remember the jetsens, you press the button, the steak dinner comes out?
it's like that. it's the jetsens. >> he's still on the road performing 00 stand-up comedy shows a year. >> it's a lot of fun. when you're not on tv anymore, suddenly people want to see you. i don't know why that is sfwlr now he's returning to tv, driving a model of programs some fans may not recognize, for jay leno, the show is custom built. joe friar, nbc news, burbank, california. >> how cool is that garage? >> whenever you go out to knbc or to do the weather out there and you always -- what car did jay drive into work? >> in that parking spot. >> always parked right by the stage there. >> cool to have him back on tv. let's go back to natalie. >> now to our special series, "put it to the test." we're focusing on halloween costumes. from everything from barbie to frozen, popular with the kids this year. are those outfits safe when they get near flames? the folks at good housekeeping put them to the test.
megan murphy, executive director, is here. good morning, megan. >> good morning. in the good housekeeping lab we have a controlled chamber. we took swatches of eight of what we thought would be the most popular costumes and literally set them on fire to test their flamability. if it goes up in flames in under 3.5 seconds it is dangerously flammable and does not pass the test. we did have a costume that failed the test this year. >> this is the costume right here? >> yes. >> tell us about this. this is a barbie costume princess? >> barbie princess costume. the danger here is that the lining -- you'll see it's a papery like feeling lining. that went up in flames in under 3.5 seconds. doesn't pass federal regulations. we tested it ten times and we sent it to an outside lab that was recognized by the consumer product safety commission. they confirmed our results. so this is still available online. i caution parents.
if you purchased this costume, our engineers say cut out the lining, because that is really the dangerous aspect of this costume. >> and we did get a response from the maker of the costume. they said in their testing that they did back in 2007, that it did pass their test. but the costume, as you said, was discontinued in 2008 and, as you mentioned, it still can be found. >> we bought this online. it still is available for purchase. my caution to parents, if you have this costume, cut out the lining. >> and the rest works? >> the rest is okay. let's move on to other costumes over here. >> we did find some safe costumes. >> anna from frozen. >> frozen from everything. my daughter is being elsa. this costume is great. look for synthetic fibers in general, polyester, nylon. glitter decorations tend to be dangerous. when we set this on fire, it melted. it didn't burn. the sleeves did ignite but
extinguish very quickly. >> you do have to be concerned with sleeves then? >> absolutely. fabrics like this do tend to burn, but this passed our safety test. it's not considered dangerously flammable. >> i see glitter, which is a concern but not in this case, right? >> that is the thing. you cannot tell how flammable something is by looking at it. snow white is safe. it passed our test. we set this on fire. it did not -- it met federal regulations. >> okay. that's a great one. it's beautiful. this one right here, tell me about this. >> the sparkle witch. >> again, it's sparkly, but not -- >> you get the sparkle without the glitter. this just melted. it didn't burn. the tulle did ignite but extinguishes very quickly, which is a great thing. >> the issue with the long sleeves. >> yes. >> you say it's not a problem with this costume. >> it meets flammability standards. caution to parents in general, though. dangling trains, loose capes can catch on a jack-o-lantern.
you want your costume to fit tightly. you want it to be close fitting. god forbid there is an incident. you don't want as much oxygen to be able to get up into the costume and stoke the fire. >> it's dark outside, passing around candles, jack-o-lanterns. >> there's battery-lit candles. don't leave unintended jack-o-lanterns unintended on the front porch for trick-or-treaters. >> synthetic materials are the safest? >> stay away from cotton, animal based fibers like wool are okay. if you're doing it diy, stay away from cotton balls and those types of things. polyester is your friend. >> in this case. >> in this case, we want polyester, yes. >> megan murphy, thank you. matt? we went right past halloween and thanksgiving. i have santa right here with gifts from the neiman marcus
. good morning, everyone. i'm chris cato. time to get your forecast with bill henley, any rain in the picture yet? >> there are a few showers in the area to the north and west. keeping an eye on the pocono mountains. the showers will eventually move into our area. there are some breaks of sunshine. the steadiest area is moving through burkes county. look at the tv storms to our west that are arriving this afternoon. we're in the 70s right now.
showers and thunderstorms later today with a potential for damaging winds. >> let's go to jillian mele now with a update on a couple situations on the turnpike. >> yes, we're live over one of the scenes. this is a multivehicle accident approaching valley forge. intermittent closures there as the tow trucks are getting to the scene. this is also on the eastbound side of the turnpike as you approach delaware valley. a ribbon cutting for the new pricerite. this grocery store is expecting to generate 80 full and part-time jobs. camden has been without a super
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morning. it's the 15th day of october, 2014. around here, we call it sam smith day. >> should be. >> he is a rising star. i'm not going to say that anymore. he is a huge star. >> huge star. >> on the music scene, unbelievable voice. we've been having a good time hanging out with sam throughout the morning. we'll hear from him, a couple of songs in just a couple of minutes. also ahead, check this out. santa needs a new sleigh. don't you think? this is what he drove in here.
maserati. >> yes. $90,000 sweet ride featured in the neiman marcus christmas book. we'll show you what else they have to offer out here. nice car. jay leno car. >> santa could get a speeding ticket in the north pole with that one. al is sporting a fetching hat. >> love that hat. >> we went to do the uso tour with my buddy, jay leno, iliza shlesinger, craig robinson and kevin eubanks. go to today.com. net proceed also go to support the uso and our troops. limited edition hat. and it's going fast. comes in several different camo colors. >> camo is very in this year. >> good idea and a great cause. let's get a check of the weather, mr. roker. >> let's show you what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. wet weather along the
midatlantic and southeastern coast. sunny skies from the plains down into texas. then for tomorrow, look for more rain in new england, also the ohio river valley. few leftover showers, coastal pacific northwest. sunny skies through the gulf coast. plenty of sunshine in the midatlantic states and the southwest looking awfully nice as well. good morning i'm bill henley, grab an umbrella we have showers and thunderstorms on the way along with strong gusty winds. temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees with winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. it could go higher. drying out late in the day on thursday and here comes the sun for friday and the weekend, but the weekend will see much chillier temperatures. 60s on saturday and look at the 50s on sunday and monday. >> that's your latest weather. tamron says she wants the hat. >> oh! >> don't forget, go to today.com, get the hat.
to support the troops, crowd rise.com/roker. halloween is around the corner. it's beginning to look a lot like christmas on rockefeller plaza. neiman marcus is out with its annual christmas book of fantasy gifts. vice president with neiman marcus, ginger, you're with us every year. welcome back. >> thank you. >> we love this. >> thank you. >> a percentage of what you raise on the fantasy gift goeses to charity? >> it does. art education for kids across the country. >> the price tags are a little bit steep. let's get to our first item. natalie and carson riding in on these things. what are they? >> quadskis. from atv vehicles to aquatic vehicles within five seconds. >> wait a second. they go in the water and on land? >> exactly right. >> do you need a license to drive these? >> you don't need a license. you do get safety training included. >> yeah! >> awesome.
>> aren't they cool? >> five seconds from land to sea. >> exactly. >> what's the top speed on one of these things on land? >> 45 miles per hour in both land and water, covered in this cute print with turtles, because the turtle goes land to sea. >> so the wheels flip up. >> super fun. >> and you think search and rescue, that maybe counties would want to purchase these, life guards. >> maybe so. >> this is james bond. >> i think so, too. >> what's the price tag on that? >> $50,000 each. >> matt will have three of them. >> no, no, no. ka rs carson, natalie, thank you so much. the next one is a perfume fantasy. >> it is. the most expensive gift, custom perfume made by the house of creed, in business since 1760. you'll be entering really the historic timeline of this great brand. >> if you buy this, you go to paris? >> you go to france. >> meet with the perfumer. >> yes. >> and he makes a custom perfume
for you? >> just for you. >> how much is this? >> $475,000, a lifetime supply. >> you get gallons and gallons of it. while in the city of light, you and a guest will dine with olivier, white glove car service, private tours and other experiences befitting totally amazing you. >> there you go. >> there you go. that's the perfume fantasy. >> that's right. >> talk to me about linens. everyone loves great sheets. >> handmade in the united states. this is a whole trousseau for your home, everything you need for your house, for the master bedroom, guest bedroom, powder room, dining room table, everything. $55,000, out fit the whole house. >> company in new orleans, right? >> based in new orleans. >> let's move on to my childhood here. >> mine, too. >> i loved slot cars growing up. >> me, too. this is a slot car racetrack that you can get made in the replica of whatever racetrack
you like. lemans, monaco. they will do a replica of that just for you. >> they build it for you? >> they build it for you. >> pit crews involved here. cameras. >> all the details are terrifically selected. >> we have the big slot car place where you bring your own car and race it. this is fantastic. >> pick your own car. >> i'm the silver car. >> i'm the one who is losing. >> landscape is amazing. >> isn't it great? >> check this out. >> what did you say the price on this was? >> $300,000. >> my goodness. a portion goes to charity? >> exactly. exactly right. check out what santa, carson and natalie are riding in. this one will make people screech on their brakes and scream out malto bene! >> exactly right. this is a mazeratti.
>> zero to 60 in $90,000. >> and they go on sale october 22nd. >> one per customer? >> one per customer. >> his and hers. >> limit on how many you get. >> it's beautiful. >> it is a beautiful car. >> we also have affordable gifts in the book and i want to be sure we highlight some of those so people don't think it's all about the rich and famous. >> we have gifts ranging from $15 on this table to just under $200. all of these could fill the gift list of anybody that you want. we've got a great ice scraper for your car with faux fur. >> keeps your hand room. >> exactly right. $15 for a bath set. >> candles. >> treats for dogs. everything that you could -- >> popcorn. always a favorite every year. >> what is this little guy right here? >> a rolling robot. doesn't have a battery in it.
it's a fun little toy for grown-ups, essentially. great slippers for kids. >> it's always so much fun to kind of brows and fantasize about what you could have for christmas. we want to mention carson is not here. he was last seen going east on 49th street in that maserati. we will be catching him shortly. ginger reider, thank you so much. >> thank you.
>> for more on these gifts, including special slide shows, head to today.com. carson is back. look at that. live concert in our studio. but first this is "today" on nbc. what's possible today?
is just 20 years old, taking the u.s. by storm in his new hit "the lonely hour." sam, love when you're here. i'm going to let you take it away. ♪ you and me we made a vow for better or for worse yeah i can't believe you let me down but the proof's in the way it hurts ♪ ♪ for months on end i've had my doubts denying every tear and i wish this would be over now
but i know that i still need you here ♪ ♪ you say i'm crazy 'cause you don't think i know what you've done but when you call me baby i know i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ you've been so unavailable now sadly i know why your heart is unobtainable even though lord knows you kept mine ♪ ♪ you say i'm crazy 'cause you don't think i know
i know i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ you say i'm crazy 'cause you don't think i know what you've done but when you call me baby i know i'm not the only one ♪ ♪ and i know i'm not the only one and i know i'm not the only one and i know and i know and i know and i know ♪ ♪ and i know i'm not the only one ♪ >> amazing. sam smith, thank you.
barely had time to catch his breath since his the release of album. 2 million youtube hits. sam, welcome back. meanwhile, the song you just sang "i know i'm not the only one" that is your favorite song on that album, from what i read. >> right now it is, because i think i got a little sick of singing "stay with me." >> so you moved on? >> i moved on. but it was one of my favorite songs when i started writing it. it's the only record on my album
that isn't about me. >> you were nervous making the video because you weren't sure that it would. >> of course. it's about marriage, about a couple i know. it's a true story. >> whaant to do a shout out to those people right now? no, i'm kidding. lady gaga gave you a shoutout. you said you were stunned she knew who you were. she said just be yourself. how have you tried to implement that in your career as it's taken off this way? >> i'm such a fan of music and of artists. sometimes i'm not myself and i go into the studio, i need to sound like beyonce today. i need to sound like stevie wonder today. when i sit back and talk about my life and thing that is go on, that's when the best music comes out. >> you know you're big when some site like buzz feed does the 17 things you don't know about sam smith. on occasion, you get stage fright. and in particular when you're on
television as opposed to in concert. >> yes. >> why? >> because it's millions and millions of people watching you. >> you're not nervous today, though, right? >> no. i'm better today. i've done it a few times now. so it's getting normal. and you make me feel at ease. >> thank you. you're among friends. we love you here. what are you going to sing next? >> i'm singing "stay with me." >> i will but what are you singing? >> "stay with me." >> i will, but what are you singing? ladies and gentlemen, sam smith. ♪ guess it's true i'm not good at a one-night stand but i still need love 'cause i'm just a man these nights never seem to go to plan and i don't want you to leave
will you hold my hand ♪ ♪ oh, won't you stay with me 'cause you're all i need this ain't love it's clear to see but darling stay with me ♪ ♪ why am i so emotional no it's not a good look gain some self control deep down i know this never but you can lay with me so it doesn't hurt ♪ ♪ oh, won't you stay with me 'cause you're all i need this ain't love
'cause you're all i need this ain't love it's clear to see but darling stay with me ♪ ♪ but darling stay with me but darling stay with me ♪ >> thank you. >> thank you so much. it's always great to have you here. by the way, just a little tidbit. we were talking to sam earlier. with all your travels, all that's happened to you in the last year or so, where is the favorite place you've been? and you said? >> nashville. >> nashville, tennessee. hats off to nashville. there we go. pleasing some people from nashville. come back and see us often, all right? >> thank you so much.
dancing" moves. and here he is, live in the studio. >> charlie, are you going to teach us some move, you think, coming up in a little bit? >> are you warmed up? >> are you stretched? do you want to show us one quick thing here? >> come on. >> let's see something. >> a natural, charlie. >> whoa! >> hey now. >> now we're talking. >> big finish. >> we've got charlie coming up in our next hour. what else? >> paula abdul. >> two great dancers. you have to teach us how to do this. >> "dancing with the stars" for kids. >> exactly. >> great show. wrong
a little more impressive to the north, just to the north of allentown. even more impressive is the line of thunderstorms. they could be here this afternoon and into tonigh4eóó right now the temperatures are climbing after a warm start it is 74 in philadelphia. with just 20 days until voters go to the polls, the president and the first lady are on the campaign trail today. michelle obama will be speaking for tom wolf, and president obama will be in north jersey for a fundraiser. and there is word this morning that he will do campaigning in pennsylvania in the coming weeks. tom wolf is trying to unseat tom corbett who has events scheduled today. the latest poll shows wolf with a 55% to 38% lead over corbett. another poll, the yougov shows a
little tighter race. >> the school board voted last night to tear down trenton center high school and build another one. they will fund the $130 million project. there is no word yet when the old school will be demolished or when the new one will be built. you can always get the latest news and
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studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> how about that? >> happy man this morning. >> yes. we'll tell you why. >> finally together at the end of our today's take. >> you've been asking that for a very long time, haven't you? >> it's the little things. >> instant replay. >> instead of just the two shots. >> i'll be able to see it tomorrow. every day we'll open with a shot of us all together. >> there it is. there it is right there. >> we've been concerned about this. >> nice. >> which is why it puts a little -- put a pin in it. >> natalie is judging us in that shot. you're like i don't know if i
approve. >> or something smells in the air. >> very likely. >> yeah. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my goodness. so it's wednesday morning. >> we missed you yesterday. >> i know. >> your eyes are kind of red and not because you were partying. >> what happened? >> that's my excuse. you want to hear the story? it's not a very interesting story. >> a lot of people could relate. >> the last 15 years i've use this had one kind of visine eye drop, it started because of having good times but now it's because we wake up so early. they discontinued this particular kind of visine. i've got one little bottle i'm clinging to with a few drops left, trying to wean myself off of it. visine makes many kind, but this particular brand. >> you should call. >> oh, i've called. >> wait a minute. so many eyedrops out there. >> i said i want to buyout your inventory. they said we've liquidated our inventory. i'm thinking maybe there was something in them that was not
right. >> so this is willie au natural. >> he was partying yesterday. >> no, trust me. >> he was working. >> they have these blue drops that you can use. >> those are illegal apparently. >> oh! >> they're illegal? >> a lot of makeup artists use them but i heard they bleach the whites of the eyes. >> we need jeff rossen. that's what i've been using, blue drops to make them whiter. they clear them up, every day. >> clorox. >> not good. >> perils of partying and morning tv. >> it happens. it happens. have i got a story for you. did you hear this? >> yes. >> great story. >> this happened outside san jose, california, melissa vasqu vasquez, 20-year-old woman, she's driving along, her car plunges 500 yards off a cliff. the on-star system goes off. it's a gm car. it goes off, alerts police her car has rolled over. the on-star was not accurate and the cops couldn't find her.
after several hours, they contact her stepmother and say does she have an ipad in the house? we might be able to use this find my iphone app to pinpoint her location. >> brilliant. >> this is the best part. >> this is an officer, i want to give him a shout out, dave campbell in the cameron police department. he cracks the code on her ipad. figures out her password. has no information to go on. figures it out after three or four tries. uses find my iphone. they find out where she is. they get to her. she's been there almost a day. face down in some brush. but she is conscious. >> look at the terrain. >> yeah. >> amazing there was even a cell signal. >> incredible. medivac, they air lift her out, has some serious injuries, as you can imagine, after her car rolled over, but is expected to survive. zblun belie . >> unbelievable. >> they handed me a note and said it was the iphone app. i could not say the words i was so stunned, reading that, when
you consider what al pointed out. she's in a ravine. and that she had a cell signal and it worked and the cracking of the code -- there should be an override code. not to get into the privacy debate but in a situation like that, you would be happy if someone could crack your code and get in. >> she had a guessable, simple password, one, two, three, four, but not normally something you want to do. another incredible story. if -- you hear stories like this often, women not knowing they're pregnant and all of a sudden they're in labor. >> there's a whole show on it. >> tlc, exactly. >> shelby mcnanny gave birth not just to one baby by surprise but twins, mono twins, meaning they share the same sack. she had stomach pains and discovered she was pregnant. take a listen to what she said. >> well, i'm having a really sharp pain in my left side.
came to the doctor and they're likñl3sñ we think you might be pregnant. so they did a test and told me i might be six months and then told me to get down to the e.r. so i came here. and they did an ultrasound and told me it was twins. >> it's pretty nuts. just still sinking in. >> i bet. >> it's surprising that she didn't know she was pregnant, and with twins. because usually you get very big. ava and anna, as you say there, beautiful, healthy little girls. as we said, mono amniotic twins share both the placenta and amniotic sack, very rare. >> can you believe that, someone who has been pregnant? i know it happens all the time. that you wouldn't know you're pregnant, with all that comes with it? >> apparently there are some women who don't -- >> you don't feel anything moving around? >> two, you would think you would really feel it.
but it seems amazing and hard to believe. >> listen, that show, "i didn't know i was pregnant," i thought it was one of those fake -- and these women tell stories of feeling a little uncomfortable or even feeling like they need to go to the bathroom. >> nauseous, having the flu. >> wide range of physical types, backgrounds and, you know, it's stunning. but obviously it happens enough that they've been able to, for several years, sustain a whole show on women sharing stories about this. >> that's surprising. >> on that note, i will transition to -- >> thank you. >> -- it is wednesday. we are asking "would you wednesday." the question today, ladies and gentlemen -- i know. this is scary. would you stay in a hotel if you knew it was haunted? >> i just did. >> you did? >> i did. >> where? >> up in cooperstown. the good thing is, i didn't find
out until after i slept through the night. afterwards all the guests were like, did you hear children running in the hallway? >> they were yours. >> did you hear furniture being moved around? >> guests were asking you that or was that the staff? >> no, guests were asking and they said the hotel is really haunted. i was like, what? >> would you have stayed there? >> i don't know that i would have stepped. >> did you actually ask it like that? >> what? >> g-g-g-ghost! >> #booya or #no ghost. >> there's no -- one place i could never stay. you might recognize it right there. >> oh, yeah. >> "the shining." >> honey, i'm home! >> it's a wonderful lodge. >> it shuts down for like -- over the winter, they literally -- because the snow comes in. >> that was the premise of the
movie, wasn't it? >> couple of caretakers staying there. >> red rum. >> red rum. >> she has the goosebumps. >> i know. we love amy poehler. i don't know anybody who doesn't. amy's first book is coming out on october 28th. she will be on our program in two weeks, talking about the book, "yes please." any time we can get amy we say yes, please. there were early quotes leaked out in the british press. she talks about the divorce from her husband, will arnett for the first time, which obviously had to be painful. anybody that's been through a divorce, yours truly, is a painful, painful process. she said imagine spreading everything you care about on a blanket and tossing the whole thing up in the air. so much we are looking forward to talking to her about. she also goes on to talk about how grateful she is that he is father to their two children and very proud how they've been parenting them. it obviously can be done if two
people want to make sure they put their children first. >> i think the two of them have been a model for how to handle. publicly, nobody knows what happened. why did he leave, why did she leave? >> and it's nobody's business. >> obviously they've taken good care of their kids, which is all that matters. >> how hard is it when you decide i'm going to write a memoir? to your point, it is nobody's business. but when you decide to write a memoir and tell things about your life. is it like reliving some of the pain, or is it therapeutic? what is it like? i'm going to interview you. >> i was pretty much drunk the whole time so i don't remember. you drank heavily, didn't you? >> a little bit, yeah. she does not actually talk about why it happened. she said this happened in my life. >> from her perspective. >> none of our business why it happened. >> more importantly, she'll be here in two weeks. amy poehler! love amy poehler! >> "yes please" and yes, mr.
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>> great to see you. >> how great is it that you're starring in probably one of the most important videos you've ever done? >> absolutely. i feel blessed and honored to be an ambassador for avon. when they called me to see if i would take part and help lead the campaign for breast cancer awareness, i jumped at it. they had no clue it's very close to home to me because my sister is a breast cancer survivor. >> your sister was in the video. she didn't know she would have that starring role in the video, did she? >> no idea. >> how did she feel about performing? >> it's really -- for me, it's just lovely to see her get tons of calls saying, oh, my gosh, it's great to see you, wendy. that's my sister. i love her to pieces. >> we can see in this video, you can still dance. we know that. you can still sing. we were talking about the arc of your career, paula, and the fact that i personally burned out my paula abdul tape in the summer
of 1989 and had to get a second one for my sony walkman. >> cassette days. >> laker girl to international pop superstar to "american idol," what do you see in the next step of your career? >> for me, i've always been about talent. i love curating talent, spotting the talent. and i did that, you know, it's like full circle for me. i'm still performing and doing concerts and things like that. but i'm having a great time producing and getting into the whole acting aspect. >> we just had sam smith on. you said you love spotting talent. look at you. it looks like you took your breath away. isn't he amazing? >> not only is he amazing, he's brilliant, magnificent. and i was fortunate enough to work on, as the lead judge for "so you think you can dance: australia."
like he was ours first before -- yeah. i got to meet him on the show. it was incredible. >> what do you look for in talent now? >> for me there's so much -- talent is in abundance. so much talent out there. technique both as a singer and dancer is incredible. but for me, it's always been heart wins out 100% of the time. if you have that talent but your heart just explodes and that visceral feeling that you get that you can't explain. that's what i look for. >> there's a young man you spotted on "so you think you got talent" or "so you think you can dance: australia." >> yeah. he won "so you think you can dance" and i said you need to come to america where there's more opportunity. and i feel like i have an 18-year-old son right now. >> awesome. >> he's amazing. >> great. >> we have this young 8-year-old dancer, i don't know if you've
seen charlie stone. >> yes, amazing. >> somebody like that, so young -- >> heart wins out 100% of the time. >> all right. >> over there, standing by. i'll ask it. so, listen, willie and al, we have holiday parties coming up. we've studied charlie. we've studied you. there's one move -- you can do it in the chair that you have to do at the holiday party so you don't look crazy, is it a rock, is it a what? >> you have to get the head going, you know. >> that looks like -- what is that? >> kind of just chill in my chair. i'm not getting up. >> it looks like, you know what you're doing but you can sort of not know what you're doing. >> i've got that down pat. >> yeah? >> paula abdul. you want to watch paula's "check yourself" video, go to today.com. >> check yourselves, know your body. talk to your doctor for breast health. >> men, too. >> menace well. absolutely. early detection. >> so important. paula, thank you so much. >> thanks, paula. coming up next, speaking of your health, we have a health
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welcome back to "today." it is wednesday morning, october 15th, 2014. i'm willie, along with al, natalie and tamron and a very special guest, 8-year-old charlie stone. with almost 10 million views on facebook now, a viral sensation. you probably have seen it by now, when he showed off his near perfect performance of patrick swayze's final dance in "dirty dancing." look at the hips on this young man. charlie is here with his parents, caleb and laney. good to see you all. >> hey. >> good morning. >> i was amazed to hear he had never taken dance classes except one a couple of years ago. >> yeah, one like three years ago, a hip hop class. that's really it. >> no formal training. so it's just a gift, charlie, isn't it? >> you told me, how many times did you see this movie?
>> 10 or 12. >> that's it? you pked up those dance moves that easily? >> yeah. >> that's impressive. >> do you like watching yourself? a lot of people like watching you. have you looked at your youtube video? >> are you like, go, charlie! >> he's kind of obsessed with, like, michael jackson as well. >> all these great performers. >> he loves michael jackson, everything '80s pretty much. >> wow! >> thriller dance. >> like an old soul. channeling all things '80s. >> he is. >> you want to be a performer some day? >> yeah, an actor. >> we know somebody who knows a little thing about that or two. paula abdul. >> oh, my gosh. isn't he adorable? you're my hero. can i have your autograph? >> shy all of a sudden. >> incredible. >> you're amazing. >> thank you. >> you want to show us your moves, charlie? >> here we go. cue the music and get out of the way.
>> don't be nervous. just have fun. ♪ and i owe it all to you ♪ hey baby ♪ with my body and soul i want you more than you'll ever know ♪ >> got that. yeah! ♪ so we'll just let it go don't be afraid to lose control no ♪ >> all right. ♪ yes i know what's on your mind when you say stay with me tonight stay with me ♪ >> all right, charlie. awesome! charlie stone. >> charlie. >> well done, charlie. high five! >> charlie, guess what, we have a surprise for charlie. we have a surprise for you. okay. he has only taken one hip hop dance class. on the phone we got word, you get five lessons, courtesy of the angela floyd school of dance
and music in knoxville, tennessee. >> your hometown. >> there you go. >> and you're getting free dance classes. you'll be teaching them in no time. >> and this is from the "today" show staff. see what it says? here. >> paula, thank you. >> thank you, paula. >> thanks, charlie. >> thank you, guys. appreciate you being good morning i'm bill henley. grape an umbrella we have showers and thunderstorms along the way with strong gusty winds. temperatures in the upper 70s to 80 degrees. drying out late in the day on thursday, and here comes the sun for friday, and the weekend but the weekend will see much chillier temperatures. 60s on saturday, look at the 50s for sunday and monday.
all right. time now for our too good to be healthy competition. we sent a call out to our viewers for apple inspired recipes that were low cal but had to be delicious, too. >> "today" nutritionist joy bauer is here with three of our finalists. good morning, ladies. >> good morning! >> basically the criteria was what? >> we asked viewers to put on their creative hats and send us healthy, slimming, apple-inspired recipes. this was really tough. we got hundreds and hundreds. honestly, they were all great. we picked what we think are the three best. i'm going to explain what goes into them. you guys are going to dive in while i'm yapping and eat. >> let's start with shawna here. >> she's from roy, utah, she has two sons 12 and 7. she calls herself a curvy girl on a health mission. this is her itty-bitty brown betty. only 110 calories, little phyllo
dough. seasons the apples with ginger, cinnamon, o.j. she uses just a little bit of sugar and butter. if you can compare this 110 calories to a regular apple brown betty, 500 calories. >> i want to kiss you. >> it's amazing. >> you have a husband and two sons. are they okay with the itty-bitty or do they want the big piece? >> they eat several in one sitting. i would suggest two. but the whole plate is usually gone when i make it for them. >> i'm on their side. >> when you consider they're only 110 calories, you can really eat two or three compared to the full fat mccoy. >> shawna, that's amazing. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> this is jen valvanagro from owe olympia, washington. a busy mom with two young girls, 10 and 13. she just got engaged. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> congrats! >> this is what's so cool about her dish. she took fatty, ground chuck meatballs that's usually smothered in a creamy gravy and
she made chicken apple meatballs. and the gravy, it's a pureed apple-onion gravy. is this unbelievable? >> oh, my gosh. who are you people? >> 300 calories. >> this is the app, that's our dessert. we'll call it now. this is amazing. >> you have a tough judgement after this. >> where did the idea come from? >> my mom used to make a pork onion rice kind of dish when we were kids and it was too many calories and i needed something a little bit lighter. the chicken and fun to make apples in washington, we have a ton of apples. >> your fiance is a lucky man. >> yes, he is. >> it was approved by him. >> last, but certainly not least, carolyn sims from north carolina. she's a pastor at the local church. and she's a grandma of four proud grandkids. she has her own kids and grandkids constantly popping over. she has to whip together these delicious, healthy meals. she's all about the health.
what i love about her dish, this is cranberry apple pork chops. it all comes together in a crock pot. she puts in lean pork chops together with chopped apples, carrots in there for a nice seasonal cranberries, cranberry sauce. only 300 calories a serving. >> what's your secret on this? >> my grandchildren, ruben, holly and ellie, inspire me as well as the good cooks at the church. >> you have to huddle now. three amazing recipes. you have to pick one. >> we have to? >> you have to. little tense, guys? >> i can't. okay. >> we're taking a stand. >> yeah? >> all three were so good that we refuse to make a choice. >> we refuse. >> we've never had a tie. >> three winners today. three winners. everybody wins! i can't do it. >> that is not being diplomatic.
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dead walking tour, haunted pub crawls and actually do a tour in a hearse, pretty cool, $15. >> in a hearse? >> in a hearse. taking you to all the haunted sites. >> where is this? >> marshall house. it was built in 1851. during the civil war, it was actually used as a hospital and occupied by union troops. and some say there is a ghost of a union soldier who haunts the hotel and walks around in the lobby and there's a woman who haunts the first floor lobby restroom, too. >> hangs out in the bathroom? >> hangs out in the bathroom. >> weird place to haunt. closer to home, fingerlakes. >> several spots that are on the haunted history trail of new york state. you can go to spook hill. if you put your car in neutral, it will roll uphill. >> what? >> and the allegiance bed and
breakfast, greek revival mansion. they swear there are two friendly ghosts, karen and ray, who like to sleep on people's beds in the middle of the night. >> as long as it's a friendly ghost i'm okay with that. >> exactly. >> nice name. >> in chicago, the city actually has an annual halloween celebration for people of all ages. and the congress plaza hotel is your choice there. >> yes. another interesting hotel with a great history. it was built for the world's fair in 1893. al capone reportedly would hang out here with his gangster buddies in the '2 0s and '30s and some say he still hangs out. security gets called to this room because people say lights turn on and off, objects move and reportedly they've seen the outline of a woman. a ghost is in that room, too. >> 441, okay. queen mary haunted ship, you say? >> haunted ship, queen mary with his a passenger liner.
it stopped sailing in the 1960s. now it's a hotel. you can actually stay there. on board -- along the way they managed to pick up 100 ghosts, one of which is a lady in white, a sailor. you can do paranormal ship walks. for halloween they're doing their dark harbor halloween party. >> that sounds cool, but very scary. >> new mexico, you say to stay at the la fonda on the plaza. >> $189 a night. more of a wild west ghost themed hotel. back in the day, there was a chief justice that was actually shot during a brawl and killed. and some say he still wanders the halls as well as a salesman that hangs out in the first floor restaurant. >> spooky stuff. gorgeous santa fe as well. lot to see there. jackie, great stuff. >> thanks, jackie. coming up next, the big hollywood star whose voice you've heard on all those priceless mastercard commercials. priceless mastercard commercials. fi
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we heard this angelic voice and she was like, minnie sings really well. and i was like, minnie? you do. you sing beautifully. >> you guys can have brunch after this. in billy's new movie "rudderless," he grapples with the loss of his son and uses the boy's own music to lift himself out of his grief. ♪ still be my friend if i made out with your mother still be friends if i beat up your brother would i still be friends with you that's what real friends do ♪ >> i don't know. you sound pretty good right there, man. >> that's anton yelchin, a terrific musician and ryan dean on the drums there, professional musician and ben queller,
brilliant musician, was our bass player. i was the only one of the lot that was not really -- >> you looked like you knew what you were doing. >> again, pretending to do stuff is what i do. >> this movie, billy, is a ride. it's beautiful in many ways. it kicks you in the gut in a bunch of other ones. tell people about the story. >> i've always been an enormous william h. macy fan. >> the director. >> the director of this. i've grown up loving his choices as an actor, doing the variety of things that he has done so well. it's a hard thing to do. he has sustained that level of excellence for so long. when somebody like that calls, you just say yes to whatever is going on. this happened to be a really phenomenal, moving, inspiring story that he was trying to tell. and really ambitious for a first-time director. >> incredible. >> incredible. he was just superb. but it's, hopefully, an uplifting story about a parent trying to recover from uncommon trauma and grief, losing their
child. and i thought it was a really important and exhilarating story to try to tell. >> without giving too much away, because there is quite a twist, i mean, it is such a powerful film. it really makes you think. do you look for roles like that, that really stay with you? you're the father of a son as well. it must have -- going home to your child, it must make you want to hug them that much more. >> for -- i don't know however long. reading a script where a child was in jeopardy, it's impossible to do. you don't even want to -- you don't want to have it enter your imagination at all. but this was such a profound story, i thought. an interesting way of telling the story. the music is really inspiring, what they do there. obviously as a parent, trying to deal with all the violence that we have in our country right now, a lot of it is violence that i didn't experience growing up in school. and i was talking to anton and he said, you know, they had to
live with the idea of shootings and mass killings on a daily basis in school. so, as a parent, you want to figure out, what's going on? how do we talk about it? and i think this is, in some ways, an extension of that. in fact, laurence fishborn said i don't know what's
happening in the conversation, i just want to be part of it. >> you're the voice in the mastercard. >> i was. my friend, josh hamilton, took it over from me. he'll be great. >> thank you, billy.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> thank goodness you made it to midweek and wines day wednesday. it's october 15. we have a great show today. >> we're dressed like spring time. it may be fall, but we don't care. >> we don't care. exactly right. we're going out kicking and screaming. >> by the way, it was 70 degrees in new york city this morning, on october 15th which is tax day for people like me. >> who forget every year. >> in case you haven't sent your taxes in, today is the late
date. it's the end. i did. minnie driver is here with us. >> such a cute show. if you've never seen "about a boy," it's perfectly cast. it's delightful. she's going to sing for us. why is barbara corcoran is back? >> she wants to fight with you. >> give me one good reason. >> whenever barbara comes, you get kind of in a mood. >> it's a smack down. the woman is very mean spirited and she likes to win! >> we also have santa here, the one from neiman marcus. >> a sweetheart of a guy. we took a selfie. it is a little disconcerting, halloween is in two weeks. santa should be very busy in the north pole. >> all right, kids. time for the highlight of the show. it's time for the highlight of the show. i don't know if he's still talking. but here it is, my words of
wisdom. here it is. no matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. that's by regina brit. when you're in a crappy mood and don't feel like getting up and you're exhausted, get up, dress up and show up. that's what you should do. what about it? how about a little love? >> it makes sense. i don't know about -- >> who cares about that quote. look at this. >> everybody is loving it. >> technically he's not wearing a helmet. >> let's for one minute not judge, just for one minute. brad pitt on a motorcycle. he looks hot! >> yes, he does. >> for some reason in that particular picture -- >> it did it for you, didn't snit. >> yeah. >> in details magazine. >> the first time i saw him, i think it was "thelma and louise." who is that wild man. >> he should have a helmet on.
>> but it would mess up his hair. >> amal's wedding gift for her husband, george, what do you get the guy who has everything -- >> i didn't know people got each other wedding gifts on their wedding date? >> i totally forgot. frank gave me a beautiful bracelet. >> amal got george something for their wedding. >> beautiful wine glasses. >> e news reports they were handmade. >> in morano. that's where they do the blown glass. it's a little island right off venice. it's a great place to visit. these are the same glasses that they served the wine at at their wedding, $100 each, a set of 12. >> that's an interesting gift. >> they're also moving into their new home and every time they swerve wine which is probably going to be all the time -- i think it's a lovely gift. >> it doesn't seem personal, but maybe who cares. >> i'll have to send them some of my stuff to put in those glasses. >> they'll love the stuff. >> if you're wondering if it's
protocol for a fiancee to send her fiancee a gift or vice versa, theknot.com says it's optional. >> did you the first time? >> what do you mean? i only had one time. >> that time. >> not the second time or third time, that time i didn't. i never knew you were supposed to. >> who is the hardest person in your life to buy a gift for? we'd love to hear from you all? who would you say? >> probably -- i always know what to get the people who have been in my life for a long, long time because i know them so, so well. so probably new relationships. >> boots. >> probably boots. >> because i don't know all the stuff yet. you learn as you go. i've been married so long, we don't give each other anything. 28 years this weekend. miracle! >> 28 years. >> yes. i know it. it's unbelievable.
>> 28 years. last night the battle rounds for "the voice" continued. love these. if you are dvring this, please hit mute for a few seconds. here is alessandra versus joe from team adam. take a listen and tell us who you think won. ♪ ♪ not really sure how to feel about it, something in the way you move ♪ ♪ makes me feel like i can't live without you, it takes me all the way ♪ ♪ i want you to stay ♪ i want you to stay ♪ i want you to stay >> that was very close at the end. >> i'm voting for alessandra.
>> i'm going to vote for joe. >> here, it is. let's see who adam decided to keep. >> i don't want to be the bad guy, i'm sorry. we need to know who is the winner of this battle? >> the winner of this battle is -- the winner of this battle is alessandra. >> there you have it. alessandra is moving on to the knockouts. >> i can't believe nobody stole him. >> next from team glenn is troy versus menelik. he's the guy with the braids. ♪ she only comes out at night, mean and hungry tight ♪ ♪ nothing is new, i seen her here before ♪ ♪ watching and waiting ♪ she's sitting with you but her eyes are on the door ♪
♪ so many have paid to see ♪ what you think, you get it for free ♪ ♪ the woman is wild ♪ money doesn't matter ♪ if you're in it for love you ain't going to get too far ♪ >> i'm going with troy. >> i think i'm going with troy, too. mel lick has a great look. >> who is the winner of this battle? >> oh, god! if i had to go with the name of the show, the winner of this battle is troy. >> troy, congratulations, representing team g wen. >> let me remind you menelik is available to steal. >> we got a steal. >> i'm going to have to go with
pharrell. >> pharrell is cleaning up. i'm sorry. i think everybody wants pharrell. that's what it looks like, doesn't it? >> he's had so much success producing other artists. the battle rounds continue next week. >> unmute your tv. >> hey. >> hoda -- don't blink. bravo has a new show called "a girlfriend's guide to divorce." lisa edelstein is the host. >> watch closely. don't blink. >> my mommy writes books about us. she was even on tv one time. >> maybe you should write a book about lying because it turns out you're really good at it. >> ralph saw him at the chateau with the cw actress. >> born in 1989.
>> this town is all about you. >> i want you out today. >> as long as you get to cavort with a married man at school! >> whatever. >> if he would just die, it would be so much easier. >> oh, my god, wanting your husband dead. >> your book sales are way down. >> i'm sorry, we think the girlfriend's guide franchise is dead. >> in one moment of tmi, i destroyed my life. >> here is the upside. it's over with jake. you can move on. >> he's gone. i'm free. >> that's it? >> where is our part. >> we spent a day of our life and that's it? >> maybe that was an edited version, although probably not. >> as you know, it's that time of year. we have the new neiman marcus catalog, christmas book 2014, with all kinds of outrageous gifts.
>> listen to that lovely sound. >> a cocktail making machine, tang ray 10 imperial shaker. it's been recreated from a 1973 drawing. >> making santa happy. >> santa's got moves. >> it's $34,000 i think -- >> $35,000. >> only ten. you better order quick. >> they made this personal for us. thank you. >> it comes with a one-year supply of tang ray gin. >> you also get a personal lesson. so hallelujah. get ready for friendly competition. kathie lee and barbara corcoran. you'll find out who can add more curve appeal to your homes. we can hardly curb our enthusiasm for minnie driver. a new cd. she's going to sing for
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♪ fly me to the moon >> oscar nominated actress minnie driver is one busy lady with a new movie out next month, a new album and the return of the hit nbc series "about a boy." >> this is beautiful. >> can we crank it just a sec? ♪ in other words -- >> she's going to sing for us later. in this show she plays fionna, the wildly eccentric single mother of marcus. at the end of last season their neighbor and friend will moved to new york to be with his girlfriend. >> fionna kept herself busy like anyone would by become ag doula. >> would you massage the goddess's feet. >> i'm not permitted -- >> do what the doula said.
>> it would be my absolute honor to make you feel like the goddess you deserve to be, lori, throughout your pregnancy. if i'm not here, andy will massage you and andy will take care of you and andy is your servant. >> servant? >> andy, get the checkbook. pay the doula. >> honestly, if you haven't checked out this show, we watch everything as it all comes through here. oh, my gosh, from the first time we saw it, it's so wonderful. just endearing. >> i do love it. i was talking about this the other day with people who were saying, there's so much on cable and you can be so much broader and dirtier. it's like telling a joke that hasn't dirty. how do you make people laugh with that when you're in more strict parameters. it's weird, cute, heartfelt. >> it's so sweet this relationship will has with marcus. they took on bullying, last
night's episode. >> tackling big issues. >> but in a sweet way. >> when you get those scripps, a lot of them are just hilarious. do you know you have a winner right away? >> we've just done a couple that i know stella. i goat fall in love this season. >> but not with will? >> not with him yet. >> that's going to happen down the road, 100th episode. >> exactly, exactly. >> that's when you go to syndication. >> exactly. >> it's really awkward and funny and great to see fionna, who is -- she just -- she can barely get herself up and out of the house in the morning. she's terribly sweet and it's very, very dear and she's now constantly playing the ukulele. >> do you know how to do that? >> i taught myself to play for the show. >> doesn't have as many strings. >> thanks, kathie.
it's still quite hard actually. >> she's trying to learn the guitar. >> we should point out what minnie said. she said is it easter? >> they are like a little bunny and a little chick, aren't you? so sweet. >> you're going to sing for us. >> what song? >> i'm going to sing a song called "love song" which i heard on elton john's record "tumbleweed connection" he made in the '70s. >> awesome. we love having you. >> catch "about a boy" tuesday nights, 9:30, 8:30 central. >> it's on too late. i like it a little earlier please. >> next, barbara corcoran and i -- oh, boy. it's goi lines, wrinkles and those little sunken places? not anymore! from l'oreal, revitalift triple power moisturizer.
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well, well, well, time for another curb appeal with our good friend barbara corcoran. >> when it comes to improving the front of your house, the smallest details can make the biggest difference. >> you sent us photos and kathie lee and barbara made their own improvements. let the party begin. >> house number one was september to us by mike in portsmouth, virginia, a tudor-style built in 1930. barbara, you started off by adding detail. what did you do? >> it looks like the kids could take their bikes and drive right up. you need to separate it. changed the door, added black shutters, added shrubbery. the most important is the fence. it makes you feel like you have your own little paradise. beat that, kathie lee. >> she just might. >> i can't remember what i did. let's see. >> wow, looks like a prison. >> that a lot of people would
like to go to. that's exactly right. i did the same thing. she put a white fence up. >> used wrought iron. i made the door solid. >> you painted it a depressing color with a depressing fence. >> excuse me. on the right i hated that little window. everything was angular so i made a round window. >> nice try. >> house two from joyce from cape cod, it's a cottage on the market for a year. barbara? >> this house is adorable. it looks like a cape cod cottage. that whole front yard ruins the darn thing. i used the old picket fence trick once again, got rid of the ugly bushes and rocks and put a lovely path to the front door. try to beat that. >> what is wrong with you?
>> here is what it was before. did i do that? i put a little front porch on it and i thought the front was lovely. i love the keep. i did a different tree there. the little fence continuing all the way down. >> i think kathie won that one. >> barbara, you won the first one. >> you're trying to play fair. >> you won the first one. >> you want that tacky little white fixture on the front? >> no, no. nobody likes that. >> let's move on to house number three. >> i see who you're friends with, hoda. >> she's just being honest. >> here comes the tiebreaker. let's see who wins this one? this is lacey in athens, georgia. she wants to give her house a facelift. what do you think? >> poor lacey, looks like there's a hole in the house, a carport. for $7,000, press stow, turn it into a garage. now it looks like the house is going to hold up.
i got rid of that big wide garage, it looked like a mack truck could drive up there. look how pretty and neat as a pin that house looks. >> let's see what kath did. >> i would be embarrass sgld take a look, barbara. >> i'm looking. >> added a white porch with two rocking chairs. i added the carport -- made the carport into a garage with an arch. every time you have investigate lines, you want to add arches. black window boxes. >> enough already. you're spending so much money. >> vertically straight with -- excuse me. added the pathway to the porch steps. pink magnolia is one of the most beautiful trees you could ever, ever, ever have. there you have it. >> i think kath looks better but
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we're back with more of today on this wines day wednesday ready to play "who knew? "kathie lee is at the nbc experience store ready to hand out $100 to anybody who gets the questions right. to those who don't, they get you guessed it, one of her fabulous cds. here to help me out is "variety" magazine senior editor ramine satuda. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> you're from indiana, aren't you? >> i am. >> here is your question. somewhat the name of lucy's popular 1950s hair style? a beehive, poodle, bouffant or
updo? >> a poodle. >> there you go. she got some money. >> a poodle. >> you know lucille ball wasn't a natural redhead? he was a brunette and then died her hair blond and died it red to stand out. the poodle is named after the dog because it looks curly like the dog's hair on the top. >> from california, in season three, how much did the ricardos pay for their new york city apartment? $125 per month, $200, $450 or $600? >> $200. >> no, but she's going to love "everyone has a story." >> the correct answer for a new york city apartment back in the '50s. >> $125. they lived on east 6th street on the upper east side. now according to "new york daily news" an apartment in that area
averages for about $1800. >> $1800 a sglongt as new yorkers, we don't think -- >> that doesn't sound terrible for heech. >> back across to kath. >> from 1956 to 1957, the show was number one in the ratings. what was the second highest rated show that season? gun smoke, alfred hitchcock presents, the ed sullivan show or drag net. >> ed sullivan show. >> yes. lots of money. >> ed sullivan premiered in 1948. when "i love lucy" signed off in 1957, it was the number one most watched show. it's the first time they ever happened. "seinfeld" and andy griffin also went out. >> why did it go out? >> they started doing the one-hour series. >> nice gentleman from -- you said tennessee? >> tennessee. >> what word were the characters
on "i love lucy" not allowed to say on air? pregnant, dead, dating or married. >> pregnant. >> say it again. i like the way you say it. >> he does say it well. they were not allowed to say the word pregnant. >> the sensors would not allowed them. they said expecting instead. when luciry cardo gave birth, $44 million people watched that episode, 72% of people with tvs in america. everyone tuned in. >> amazing. we have time for another one frchlt tennessee as well. what guinness world record did "i love lucy" fans set over this past weekend in jamestown, new york? most pieces of chocolate eaten, most women dressed as lucy, most people stop ng grape. >> you're going to adore this cd. >> the correct answer is most people stomping grapes.
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>> the girls in the back, in the bottom of the pyramid. >> the necklace just fell off. >> here is the thing about you -- >> no, we can't. here is the thing. three studio albums. i heard you sing in the break. it's so beautiful. i didn't know. i'm mott the only one that doesn't know. >> i was a terrible waitress. i sang dinner jazz. >> beautiful sultry attitude you have going on. >> take it away, minnie. ♪ the words i have to say may be simple but they're true ♪
♪ love is the key we must turn ♪ truth is the flame we must burn ♪ ♪ freedom the lesson we must learn ♪ ♪ do you know what i mean ♪ ♪ do you know what i mean ♪ have your eyes really seen >> beautiful. >> that was beautiful! >> what's the cd called again? >> it's called "ask me to dance." >> i'm so happy. wow. >> from minnie driver.
back now with another great actress. >> maria bella. she stars in the new thriller "big driver." she plays a mystery writer who is brutally attacked and plots her revenge. >> it begins when she gets a flat tire and a man stops to help her. suddenly she starts feeling suspicious. take a look. ♪ >> how is the tire?
>> round. lots of little tiny words on the side of it. >> is it almost done? >> i don't know what to tell you. first of all, high marimaria. >> i was stunned this is a lifetime movie. >> lifetime is -- it's just a magnet now for talent, for writing, especially for female characters that are >sxñ multidimensional characters. this is the first collaboration with stephen king. they're changing everything. they're doing amazing stuff. >> there are some terrible scenes. >> it's a brutal rape scene. >> you're an actress that has done so many different things. how difficult was it to play this role for you? >> it was one of my favorite roles i've ever done. i'll say that up front.
incredible acting experience. it was like a feature film. >> way deeper. >> way deeper places. >> to do the actual rape scene was one of the most difficult things i've ever done. i actually felt like it was happening. i was heaving by the way, shaking. that guy, by the way, will, he's so sweet. >> nicest guy in the world. >> he sings in this a cappella group. >> he's doing things during the scene, did i hurt your knee? are you okay? >> stephen king goes there. i don't know what to say about that. >> it continues obviously. you're not the victim throughout. >> it's a revenge fantasy, right? we see a lot of these male revenge fantasies. suddenly it's this one. she takes her life back and decides who she wants to be in the world, what her legacy is. >> because she took a shortcut.
>> never take a shortcut. >> stay on the freeway! >> no countryside. >> how is the rest of your life? >> it's so great. i'm so excited. i'm in the middle of writing this book. i wrote these "new york times" articles about my modern family and the idea of partnership and relationship and what that means. now my book comes out, harper collins in may "whatever love is love." i'll be back to talk about it. >> we'd love to have you. >> you can catch the premier of "big driver" on lifetime. >> the latest love story from nicholas sparks who braus ut "the notebook." >> plus the keys to help your children manage their emotions. >> and make your walls pop. >> plus manwitch
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