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'll see you back here for local updates in just a couple minutes. >> you can always get realtime updates at thanks for watching. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight, debris spotted. searchers locate objects that could be from that missing air asia passenger jet as officials acknowledge the plane is most likely at the bottom of the sea. we're live with the latest developments on the search. strand. crews racing to save dozens on a passenger ferry off the italian coast while the first group of survivors finally make it is to shore overnight. bundle up. temperatures up to 45 degrees below normal across the midwest. arctic blast that's get set to spread to the east and south. will it put a freeze on your holiday travel plans? and great interview. sony sony pictures controversial new
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movie making a massive hit online with stars seth rogan and james franco live tweeting it all "today," monday december 29th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, alongside willie geist, sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. matt and natalie have the morning off, al is out in los angeles. did you all have a merry christmas? i haven't seen you. >> happy birthday and merry christmas. >> how was baby vail's first christmas? >> she had a great christmas. we're going to tell her she had a great christmas.
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reindeer pajamas by grandma. >> chewing on the wrapping paper. >> yeah. missing for more than a day and a half officials now saying it and the 162 people on board are likely quote, at the bottom of the sea. nbc's katy tur is following this for us from singapore this morning. katy good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sav an a. day two and no official word on the state of that plane. unconfirmed report earlier today that debris was spotted. it was quite a distance from the last-known location from the flight. if we learned anything from mh 370, it's to take all these initial report with his a fwrangrain of salt. the head of the indonesia search and rescue team is preparing people for the worst. our evaluation of the coordinates that we received suggested it is under water. our presumption now is that the aircraft is under the sea. still that is only an educated
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guess. teams in the air and at sea are scouring the area around the island near flight 8501's last known location. the island is halfway between serbia and singapore. malaysia and singapore are assisting in the effort. maritime patrol aircraft that helped in the search for mh 370. in indonesia, another day of waiting as relatives hope for a miracle. as the hours pass without answers, eerie similarities are being made between this flight and malaysia 370. unlike mr 370 which flew undetected for hours, air traffic control immediately noticed when this flight went missing. mh 370 investigators have been combing a vast area of the indian ocean in the deep sbest most deserted waters in the
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world. 8501 is most likely in the java sea, shallow and heavily trafficked. he was experienced with 27,000 hours in the cockpit. >> our focus now from air asia is to help and support the next of kin of passengers. and also our crew to go through these very very difficult times. times. >> reporter: the weather is only getting worse out here. the wind is picking up. it was cloudy today. it will rain for the next few days. not ideal conditions for searching. it could, in fact hamper or potentially suspend the search the next few days. we'll see what happens as the weather shows us what it's going to give us. savannah? >> katy tur, thank you so much. nbc news analyst and ntbs investigator good morning to you.
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>> good morning. >> how difficult a search do you expect this to be? >> it all depends f we're expecting to see lots of floating debris unlike with mh 370, it could be difficult because we're going to have to try to pinpoint exactly where that airplane and the bulk of the wreckage went into the water. and if there is any floating debris of course that has moved over the next 20 to 30 hours. we'll have to backtrack or pinpoint and try to identify where the main impact may be. >> still early but indications are that four minutes after -- or before the plane vanished the pilot had requested to climb higher to presumably get around the weather. what do you make of that? >> there are times you can go above the weather. knowing the weather types in that area aul of these pilots are very familiar that these thunderstorms blossom up to 30,000, 40,000, 50,000 feet.
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he thought maybe he would climb to get a smoother ride. they may have been in turbulence as they got closer to that line of thunderstorms. he thought he may be able to deviate and climb to smooth the ride out. >> what do you make of air traffic control saying no you can't fly higher? >> traffic separation is their main duty f they had crossing traffic at higher altitude they have to have a certain separation. they probably said you can't go right now. you've got an airplane coming over the top of you. take your deviations. we'll climb you later. >> you're talking about monsoon weather, lightning strikes reported in the area. are you surprised the plane was permitted to fly this flight plan at all given those conditions? >> that's the question for investigators. typically before the pilots leave the ground they're doing a weather analysis. giving the deteriorating weather conditions those thunderstorms had been building up for quite some time and they blossomed even larger as the airplane
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approached. that's going to be a question there as to what kind of information the crew had to make a decision to conduct the flight and why the airline released the airplane for that flight. >> you bhaer lightning strikes, these planes are designed to withstand this weather and some lightning. >> absolutely. airplanes can take lightning strikes. if you have multiple lightning strikes or an issue with what we call bonding where you have to make sure all the electronics are bonded you could fail some or all of the electronic equipment. and this is an electric airplane that's got backup computer ss. integrity of the system. >> so many questions this morning. >> absolutely. >> thank you for being here. appreciate it. let's go over to willie. >> ongoing effort to rescue passengers from a ferry that caught fire off the italian coast. during freezing temperatures rough seas and heavy smoke as they await to be plucked to safety. nbc's keir simmons has the latest on this story for us.
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keir good morning. >> willie good morning. rescuers are, as we speak, air lifting people from the ferry. some are suffering from hypothermia. they had to stay on the ferry overnight. their shoes melted on the lower decks if they tried to get down and escape. a terrifying rescue operation. a ferry on fire. hundreds of passengers on the top deck. they are air lifted one by one while two jets of water are visible, pouring from another ship to control the flames beneath those still stranded. 158 people were reportedly still on board. some were winched to safety in groups. a mother and two children and apparently very young child in her arms wrapped in blue. she smiled. we're okay. the ferry was headed from greece to italy. most of the 478 on board were greek. it's thought the fire broke out on the car deck before spreading. here a burst of flames.
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one person has died jumping from the ship. now cold is causing hypothermia. 329 are safe. some left from a container ship this morning that had reached the ferry to help before rough seas, high winds and the intense fire made rescue by sea impossible. there was no alarm, nothing, this man says. everything was blocked. it was freezing cold. no help. the ferry had passed a technical inspection according to its owners. one passenger called his wife from on board and told her they had been left to burn. and that one dead may increase willie. one passenger has told local media he saw many bodies. we're also hearing from italian media that there are now 70 people left on board. i earlier checked in with al on the weather. he says there are still rough seas rain even sleet. temperatures in the 30s.
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just below freezing or around freezing willie. very difficult out there still. >> terrifying scene. keir simmons, thanks so much, keir. millions are being hit with the coldest air of the year this morning. up to 45 degrees below normal in the midwest. al is also tracking some nasty storms at the start of this week. he is in los angeles this morning with all of that. hey, al good morning. >> good morning. good to see you, savannah. merry christmas. happy new year. >> you, too. >> not so much a great end to this year with all this cold air. big area of high pressure dominating. it is going to push south. i mean it is going to get as far south as parts of texas. we have windchill warnings and advisories from the pacific northwest all the way into northern texas and as far east as minnesota. here is what we're looking at. temperatures that are, today, right now -- feels like 3 in idaho falls. 8 in denver. garden city feels like 3. feels like 9 below in minneapolis. those are current temperatures.
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high temperatures today, it's not going to feel much better. denver will be 6 at 38 degrees below normal. lexington, kentucky 5 degrees below normal. tomorrow that area expands out and to the east. as you can -- look at this. new york city, high of 33. 7 degrees colder than normal. kansas city 26. dallas will see a high of only 42 degrees. that's 13 degrees below normal. there's a big storm out of the west. could you believe we're talking about three inches of snow or more in las vegas? on new year's eve? bet on it. guys, more in just a little bit. >> i was going to say cozy up inside that casino and don't leave. >> thanks al. sheinelle jones is in for natalie with an update on former president george h.w. bush. good morning. >> good morning. former president george h.w. bush could be going home soon after spending yet another night in the hospital. jacob rascon joins us with the
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very latest. >> reporter: doctors have not decided yet but they are now talking of when to discharge the former president, the most optimistic they've been since tuesday when he had trouble breathing and was taken here by ambulance as a precaution. at 90 he is the oldest living former president, suffers from parkinson's disease. he spent two months at the same hospital last year at this time suffering from bronk sbiets a persistent cough. this time around his condition, we're told is far less serious. going on seven days in the hospital. as we now know he will be going home very soon. sheinelle? >> that will be very good news. thank you, jacob. >> putting republicans on notice saying he expects to use his veto pen more often in 2015. with republicans set to control both chambers of congress republicans will have more
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obstacles passing legislation he doesn't like. after a deadly three-alarm fire near san antonio, five people were killed ten others injured after the fire broke out sunday morning. residents are not required to check in or out. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. dramatic cell phone video shows a 3-year-old child jumping from the second floor during a christmas day apartment fire in alabama. >> jump! come down. your mama right here. your mama said do it. >> oh, god! >> come on. >> 3 years old. thankfully another resident was able to catch the child. six people were hurt in the fire. four of them children. four apartments were destroyed. investigators say the fire was started by food left unattended on a burning stove. surfers are recovering after a great white shark attack off
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coast of central california. we're hearing from a fellow surfer who watched it happen. here is nbc's miguel almaguer. >> reporter: what many might consider their worst nightmare in the water, coming face to face with a great white shark, reality for surfer kevin swanson sunday morning. >> both witnesses i spoke to said it was an eight to ten-foot great white. >> reporter: the attack took place off a beach in central california. andrew walsh was out in the water, next to swanson, when it all unfolded. >> when it happened he come up hit him from below, obviously. and the whole body just twisted, took him under the water. he popped up with his head in the up position yelled shark! >> reporter: air lifted to the hospital with a bite on his hip. doctors say the injury is not life threatening. miguel almaguer nbc news los angeles. and everything coming up roses in southern california
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today. with just three days to go until the tournament of roses parade in pasadena volunteers will be busy again today, putting the finishing touches on more than 40 flower covered floats. parade goers may need a sweatshirt. more than 20 degrees below last year's high. >> all right. i have to say, al is out there, covering the parade -- rose bowl right, al? hi. >> that's right. doing the rose parade. this will be my 18th year. i'm doing it with hoda caught bykotb. it's going to be about 38 degrees in the morning out here. we're going to need more than a sweatshirt. midatlantic state noots southeast, more rain. chilly conditions as you make your way into texas. snow this is part that have storm system we're talking about. more detail in the next 15 minutes, bringing snow across the plains. another nice day, although cool here in southern california. we'll get t
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this is my butt my butt and i came into this world together. we were a great team then we grew up. and things weren't as easy. after twelve years, seven diets and six sizes i finally realized my relationship with my butt had nothing to do with my butt and everythying to do with my brain. good morning. i'm bill henley. cloudy start, but rain showers moving out. partly sunny, but only in the 40s this afternoon. and colder weather arrives tomorrow, 31 in the morning, just 40 tom afternoon. and then colder for the end of the year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. cold start to the new year. temperatures will moderate over
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the weekend, but the chance of rain and snow late sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. here is a question. if you put your tongue on the frozen "today" logo does it stick? i don't know. >> try it al. >> lick the screen. >> do you doubl dog dare me? >> yes. triple dog dare you. >> go for it al. >> he'll do it. >> see you in a little bit. dylan is covering the orange room for carson this morning. what are we looking at? >> you traveled for the holidays. >> yep. >> did you bring along any wrapped presents in your luggage? >> no. >> did not. >> the tsa says you cannot. if you do, there's a good chance they'll open them. put together a nice little compilation of the presents that the tsa not so subtly unwrapped. jordan says well at least the tsa made an attempt to rewrap the present they opened. the jar made it. that's good. katie, who basically says she
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thinks the tsa might have tried to open up her present here but she's not so sure. i appreciate they're trying to rewrap the whole thing. this one maybe not so much. he brought us a present and tsa was nice enough to wrap it up for us. i like how the string was piled right back on the present. they always stick on their security tape. we reached out to the tsa. we recommend that travelers travel with unwrapped gifts and wrap them at their destination. at times unwrapping a wrapped gift is required by policy. they give some advice saying holiday travel tip, use gift bags instead of wrapped gifts to the checkpoint. sometimes it's hard to travel with a big roll of wrapping paper. i understand why people take the chance and wrap it. not so nice when you get the present and it's covered in tsa wrapping paper. >> thank you for those tips four days after christmas. >> remember next year. >> exactly. >> always looking ahead, dylan. coming up has hollywood found a new way to produce a hit?
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history-making success of "the interview's" online release after all that controversy and the stars live tweeting during the film. has it been worth it? colorado's governor on the highs and lows of the legalization of marijuana one year later. first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. time to get your first alert forecast with bill henley. >> still a few raindrops, but it's very light.ud3rp you can see the clouds. showers will end this morning. steadier rainfall is far to the south. won't be affecting our area. so a few raindrops to start with and then drying out. already chillier north and west. allentown 29 while 41 at philadelphia international. by lunchtime, 43. middle 40s with more sunshine this afternoon. jillian mele has an update
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on an accident in vine land. >> that's right. it's been out there for about 45 minutes. we just got word that it cleared, but you can still expect volume on 55 northbound near exit 35. so keep that in mind. drivers in delaware county looking pretty good. is this a live look at baltimore pike. pockets of volumeovgçñ but no significant sdwladelays. 202 is clear. investigators say a house fire in burkes county that killed two people does not appear to be suspicious. the fire broke out at a home on spruce street around 8:30 last night. it took a long time to get it under control. this morning authorities are, working on identifying the victim. neighbors tell us and the der elderly couple lived here. we'll be back in 30 minutes. get real time information at
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7:30 now on this monday december 29th, twourp. a look at rockefeller plaza christmas tree. get a look at it before it's gone. >> fun time of year around here. let's take a look at what's making headlines. searchers spotted objects in the java sea overnight. officials admit the plane and people on board are likely at the bottom of the sea. a blast of arctic air is pushing south out of canada. today's highs from north dakota to texas expected to be up to 45
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degrees below normal with dozens of cities waking up with temperatures in the single digits today. >> lava from the volcano on hawaii's big island is itching closer to a popular shopping center. the flow moved some 10 yards over the weekend is now less than seven yards from a row of businesses leading to a number of voluntary evacuations there. coming up is everyone ready? the "today" musical makes its debut in the fourth hour. we'll give you a sneak peek. >> there's the stars, real stage hand. there he is. and, sal, we put the lavender lilies in your dressing room okay? >> see how shy he is. >> exactly. >> maybe he could go trending. >> he is amazing, by the way. you have to stick around for that. >> he does so much more than sweep. tomorrow on "today," oscar nominee jake gyllenhaal stops by studio 1a. he n underwent quite a
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transformation for his role in "night crawler." we'll talk to him about that and much more. big weekend for "the interview," in just five days and that hack of sony pictures it raked in more than $250 million in downloads alone. hallie jackson has this story for us. good morning, hallie. >> good morning, willie. best online showing for any movie ever for sony as "the interview" stars get behind a big pr push. all this as a different arm of the sony corporations deals from fallouts from yet another cyber attack. the most controversial scene in the year's most controversial movie. while live tweeting the fictional death of north korea's kim jong un james franco wonders how can anyone get upset about this silly little scene? seth rogen adds seems silly to me. bringing more attention to a movie that's had plenty, downloaded 2 million times since
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its release on websites including itunes. it's raked in $15 million onsblien $2.8 million in theaters even though it only played in 231 independent cinemas. >> had the movie opened as intended in two or 3,000 theaters it would have been a bigger result for the weekend theoretically. you combine those streaming numbers with the theatrical you have a good start. >> reporter: the u.s. government blames internet hack on north korea. pyongyang said it didn't do it. >> fingers are pointing like they have been from the beginning to an inside job. >> reporter: previous attacks by pyongyang, unrelated hack that has a different branch of the sony corporation recovering today after hackers crashed its playstation gaming network. this man claims to be involved though nbc news could not
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independently verify that and explains why he did it. >> to raise awareness of ourselves. >> reporter: he tells sky news it's up to the companies to keep gamers online. >> they should have more than enough funding to be able to protect against these attacks. >> reporter: good news for gamers though that outage that started on christmas day as people were unwrapping their new playstations now finally over after days of intermittent outages that frustrated a lot of folks. willie? >> hallie jackson, thanks. let's go back tout los angeles where al is this week with a check of the weather. hey, al. >> hi guys. a lot of folks are keeping an eye on the weather maps. winter storm warnings watches and advisories from the pacific northwest, southern california out into kansas and up into the dakotas. here is the storm system coming out of the pacific northwest. couple of them push through and bring us fairly decent coating of snow into parts of the southwest, even rain in southern california and snow from salt lake into albuquerque.
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look at this. las vegas may see about three inches of snow. and as you get further to the east denver grand junction all the way into santa rosa anywhere from three to six some areas as much as nine inches of snow. good morning. i'm bill henley. a cloudy start, but rain showers an clouds moving out. partly sunny, but not as warm as it was other than thever the weekend. and colder weather arrives tomorrow. 31 in the morning, 40 tomorrow afternoon. colder for the end of the year and the beginning of the next year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. a cold start to the new year. temperatures will moderate over the weekend. with a chance of rain and snow late sunday. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al, thank you very much. it's been 12 months since colorado became the first state to legalize marijuana for
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recreational use. some are calling it a successful year others aren't so sure yet. gabe gutierrez is covering the story in denver. gabe good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning. colorado's governor called this the greatest social experiments of the century. in its first year that experiment has brought in a whole lot of money and a whole lot of controversy. on january 1st the lines were long and the hopes were high. a year later at denver's 3d cannibis business is booming. >> i had five employees. now i have 40. >> reporter: recreational and medical marijuana sales in colorado have topped half a billion dollars, raking in more thads 60 million in tax revenue, licensing and fees. still colorado's governor john hickenlooper says that's a drop in the bucket for the state's budget. so far, has it been worth it? >> we're making significant progress. >> reporter: why do you sound skeptical?
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>> i'm cautious. i think we still have a lot of work to do. >> reporter: a 65% december in black market marijuana seizure since 2012. the denver post reports marijuana dui arrests have more than doubled and police have issued more than 600 citations for public consumption of pot, more than triple last year. accounts of more homeless people flocking to colorado and several children rushed to emergency rooms after eating pot edibles. >> we're now in a whole new world of insanely potent marijuana we're selling in colorado. it's a very real concern, a very real danger for our kids. >> reporter: the war over weed is playing out in denver neighborhoods like south broadway where other businesses say they're being overrun by pot shops. >> to say colorado is just about marijuana now is outrageous. we're so much more than marijuana, so much more than pot. >> reporter: this has been known
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for decades as antique row. now they want to call it the green mile. >> it's been a terrific experiment. i'm glad that colorado stepped up to the plate and let the experiment happen. >> reporter: a couple surrounding states aren't too happy with that experiment. nebraska and oklahoma have both sued colorado, saying that some of this marijuana is ending up across state lines. by the way, savannah annual demand for marijuana in colorado is estimated at 130 metric tons. guys that really is a whole lot of weed. >> signature line in his little home away from home in the greenhouse there in colorado. gabe, thank you. >> i love that we have a bolder bureau now, headed up by gabe inside a greenhouse full of weed. well done gabe. >> you spent your holidays in colorado. >> i did. >> do any research? >> what are you implying? these places are like starbucks. they're clean. people are coming in and out of them and the price is right. no i'm kidding. >> you know a lot about them.
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madonna fighting back and speaking out on social media as more of her music leaks online. >> 13 songs rumored to be on madonna's upcoming album were leaked. now another track found its way on the internet. madonna is lashing out and quelling rumors about tensions between her and another hugely popular star. the self proclaimed material girl is fed up with having her material stolen and ongoing battle against anonymous sources posting her songs online a leaked song titled "two steps behind" with lyrics like "you're a copycat, get back and i'm always on your mind" many speculated it could be about powerhouse lady gaga who has credited madonna as an inspiration. the queen of pop fought back against the rumors posting "i do
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not wish ill will toward any other female artist and i never have." with a plug in her mouth, madonna also ranted there are those who want to shut me up but they cannot. we still live in a world that discriminates against women. another shot with the superstar carrying a heavy purse, she stated i come with a lot of baggage. madonna and her team over the last few weeks. earlier this month, she was slammed for comparing the leak to a form of terrorism and artistic rape. that post has since been deleted. label released six songs from the album last week in an effort to combat the leaks, quickly soared to the tops after then falling. last three releases haven't faired as well commercially.
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still the music icon isn't afraid of expressing herself, posting a photo of a smashed ipod two weeks ago in response to one of the leaks and calling it a symbol of my broken heart. these leaks have prompted the album release originally slated for april next year to be moved up a month earlier. >> music sounds good though. >> it's interesting. how many times in the last couple of months have we talked about leaks? as we head into 2015 it's a problem across the board. >> or is it a big publicity stunt? >> oh, the cynic savannah is back. >> sorry. they're moving up the release earlier. >> and we're talking about it right? >> exactly. coming up on trending can you solve the puzzle? the remarkable guess, you won't believe this that helped to lead to a record day on "wheel of fortune." what are you looking forward to saying good-bye to in 2014? we'll have that right after this. >> oh,
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it is 7:50. dylan is in the orange room for carson. she has a tradition tied to the end of the year. hey, dylan. >> hey, guys. this is a fun one, saying good-bye to all the bad memories in 2014. people were shredding and tearing up some of their old memories that they just wanted to frankly, get rid of. i decided it is finally time to get rid of this darn rotary phone. >> what? >> you do not have that. >> i literally use it as the main house phone in our house. you can't check your messages or do anything. i'm not going to throw it out but it's time to upgrade to something that actually -- you don't have to dial the zero and nine all the way around. i'm not the only one getting rid of old technology. john says i'll be saying
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good-bye to nonfunctioning hardware. pam says shoes i keep saying i will need again, about 25 pairs. i've been there. got a lot that should be thrown out. bridget says i'm looking forward to saying good riddance to studying and lab reports. congratulations to your graduation. #orange room. what you are saying good riddance to from 2014. >> back to the rotary phone. >> yeah. >> dylan. >> my kids would be like what is this? >> it's my grandmother's phone. it's a very nostalgic item now. i'm not going to throw it out. it literally works. you can make phone calls ton, but it's a process. very slow process. >> i wouldn't get rid of it. it's awesome, and retro. >> throwback. >> very cool. calling for an end to all those elaborate, over-the-top marriage proposals. from food to laundry detergents our friends reveal the best and worst products of
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good morning. it's 7:56. time to check the first alert forecast with billhenley. is it warming up. >> >> no not yet. it will be a slow warm-up. coldest in the pocono mountains, where they are getting sunshine. that is a live view. looks like it will be an mostly sunny day on the slopes. but certainly a cold start. 27 how in mt. pocono 29 in allentown. 41 at philadelphia international. we'll hanging out in the low 40s for the morning. middle for the this afternoon with sunshine. >> if you're taking mass transit to work there is an alert. >> for the most part things are looking good but we got and the alert, market frankfurther furt line
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is on a delay about that 95 is not too bad. we have volume near girard but drive times about 12 to 13 minutes both ways between woodhaven and the vine. today in gloucester county an autopsy for a boy hit by a police car. he tried to cross the street and that's when he was hit by a franklin township police car that was responding to a call. the prosecutor's office is handling the investigation. police in bucks county say a man who shot an intruder trying to break into his apartment will not face charges. it happened in bensalem.burglar had broken into one apartment and stole a dog and tried to get in to the second apartment and the resident shot him. the suspect is in critical condition. we'll be back in 25 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up i do not not. a push to put an end to those bold public marriage proposals. did you get a digital device as a gift? the most how to get the most out of them. the lights are set. it's "today" the musical. ♪ today ♪ >> broadway comes to 1a. we'll introduce to you the "today" staffer whose hidden gift inspired it all "today," monday december 29th, 2014. ♪
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>> good morning new york from all of us in florida. >> hi from richmond virginia! >> good morning, missouri! >> i said yes! >> whoo! >> today is my sister's birthday. >> my dad brought me to new york for my 10th birthday. hi mom! >> guess what. >> the browns are having a girl! >> and good morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." it is a monday morning. it's the 29th of december 2014. places everybody. places. we've got the "today" musical coming up dylan just mentioned in addition to getting rid of your rotary phone you're getting rid of your abiacus for a
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calculator right? al is over in los angeles for the rose parade later this week. matt is and matt and natalie have the day off. sheinelle jones is in for natalie at the news desk. >> katy tur is in singapore with the latest on the search. >> reporter: the weather is getting bad out here. the wind is picking up. it's expected to rain the next few days. monsoon season here in southeast asia. that could hamper the search effort. now they're searching the area halfway between singapore and indonesia. four countries are assisting with this being led by indonesia, assisted by singapore, and malaysia. c-3 orion, the plane had an also helped to search for mh 370. they'll resume the search at dawn weather permitting.
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no official sign as to what happened to that plane. there was a spotting of debris earlier today. it's unconfirmed, though, and it's quite far from the last-known location of that plane. if we learned anything from am. h 370, it's to take all these initial reports with a grain of salt. >> that is true. thank you, katy. greek coast guard says at least five people have died since a ferryboat with 500 people on board caught fire sunday traveling from greaseece to italy. rough seas are making it difficult to reach those still on board. millions of americans are waking up this morning to temperatures that are 20 30 even 40 degrees below normal. arctic blast will eventually push into the south and east. minneapolis and denver hit single digits overnight and snow could follow right behind the cold. even las vegas is expecting a couple of inches on new year's eve. police in los angeles are searching for a second suspect after a rifle was fired at a
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patrol car sunday night. two officer insides were not hurt and were able to return fire. one person was particularen into custody and a weapon has been recover ed recovered. the shooting came eight days after two new york city police officers were assassinated in their patrol car. a woman who wanted to surprise her fiance at the airport was treated to an even bigger surprise herself. she waited patiently for her sweetie, john to emerge from her plane. he had been away at basic training as other passengers came off, they presented emma with red roses from john. when he finally comes out, john got down on one knee and did in person what he had already done on the phone. congratulations to them. it is 8:04. let's send it back to al in los angeles. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. it's a little on the wet side. midatlantic states. norfolk right now in the middle of pretty good showers and thunderstorms hanging out. and they're going to continue right through the afternoon. by the evening, about 6:00 pm, cloudy and cold temperatures 41
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degrees. let's take a look as we go ahead. new year's eve day. only troubled spots look like the southwest, rain in southern california snow showers around the great lakes. otherwise, clear but chilly. and then new year's eve night, look at this. we've got clear skies. a very festive sun. some showers in southern california more wet and snowy weather in the southwest. chilly in the pacific northwest and for the big ball drop in times square our buddy, daily helping to do the honors. if you're heading down to times square lots of layers. all right? th good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy start but rain showers and the clouds moving out. partly sunny, just not as warm as it was over the weekend. it will be in the 40s this afternoon. and colder weather? it arrives tomorrow. 41 in the morning, just 40 for the afternoon.
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colder for the end of the year and the beginning of the year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. a cold start to the new year. the temperatures will moderate over the weekend with a chance of rain and snow late sunday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. guys? >> al thank you very much. we'll see you in just a bit. coming up next on trending did a courtside basketball fan really just sniff a player? the story behind this bizarre video from the nba. >> please explain. please. from kettle corn to cleaning products the products that deliver the best bang for your buck. and we'll prepare you for the debut of "today: the musical." first these messages. we come by almost every day to deliver your mail so if you have any packages you want to return you should just give them to us i mean, we're going to be there anyway why don't you just leave it for us to pick up? or you could always get in your car
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we are back now. it's 8:10. time for what's trending "today." it's not just the holiday season. it is engagement season. when it comes to those public over-the-top marriage proposals, haven't we seen it all? the flash mobs billboards jumbo trons. is bigger always better i guess is the question? one writer for the daily beast says it's time for the public proposal to die. this is a moment for two people not 2 million. there's so many cute things like this we watched a million times. do you think it's time to make it more of a private affair? >> maybe if you're the guy you know your girlfriend. a lot of people like the public things others like the one on one. what do you think? >> whatever makes you happy is
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great. when i was dating my current wife christina, we were sitting at a basketball game in atlanta and the mascot rappelled from the rafters and it was like brought to you by fedex. my wife christina looked at me and goes never, ever. at that moment i knew not to do the public engagement. >> 89% said a proposal should be a private moment. >> it's up to you. >> we had a private proposal on the front porch of my in-laws house and in the back with his a huge party with all our friends and family. so after we had that moment of just the two of us. >> we went back to northwestern where we met by lake michigan and, of course i got back in the car and called my family and friends but in that moment it was just us a connection for the two of us. >> if they didn't have those public proposals how would we
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fill this segment every day? >> exactly. we all love a good game show moment. remember the new baby buggy game? it went viral after a contestant solved the puzzle with two letters on the board. my friend, he has now been beat. meet the new record breaking champion on wheel, matt desantos solved the puzzle with only one letter. check this out. >> and the category is character. >> oh, matt! >> the lone ranger. >> what? >> no. >> crazy. >> conspiracy. something is up there. >> what is the deal? >> matt made history with only one letter and took home more than $91,000 overall. >> one letter. >> a show controversy here? i don't know. >> one character, sometimes you just get lucky. can you say that? >> a character, too, from like a long time ago. >> maybe it's like his power,
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this guy. >> that might be it. >> i don't know. >> i want a full sajak investigation. >> even he was a little skeptical. did you get everything on your holiday wish list? >> i think so. >> yeah. >> so did the people we're about to show you. it wasn't exactly what they had in mind. first up this girl from new orleans who asked for beats by dr. dre, those headsets. she got that. >> did she? >> sure she did. she got beets. a picture of dr. dre on the top of it. we didn't show that. very funny. >> that's funny. >> exactly. a boy named alec was hoping to unwrap an x-box 1. who doesn't want that? instead he got an egg box 1. >> that's just mean. >> the beets thing was funny. >> a frozen doll but one dad decided to take this literally. total dad humor. he wrapped a doll in a block of
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ice. hilarious, right? here's what happened when his daughter opened it. >> what the -- >> do you know what that is? >> no. >> you told me you wanted a frozen doll for christmas. >> she has the dress on. not cool dad. not cool. >> is that what you wanted? >> daddy, no. >> it's a frozen doll. look at it. >> it's a princess. >> did he then give her the real thing? >> that's more for dad. sometimes parents set their kids up for that. they have the camera ready. >> be more specific. i want a doll from the movie "frozen." be specific. >> that's cruel, dad. >> hopefully she got a real doll after that. star struck when you meet somebody famous you ask for a photo, you might get a selfie autograph. at the indiana pacers game he sniffed the jersey of pacers
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player levoy allen. great seats behind the bench. he kind of leans in and -- >> is he -- >> and drink it is in. look at the reaction. ahh, yes. his eyes get real big. we don't know if he enjoyed it or was stunned by the smell. >> i could watch that on the loop for a long time. it's creepy. >> you're a sick individual. >> if i can't have a piece of you, i can smell you. >> that is so bizarre. >> that's weird. >> that's what's trending today. hits and misses
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all right. we're back with some of the best and worst products of 2014. lisa lee is here with us. >> we test thousands of products a year and ask our testers every year what were the best things you saw and what were the worst things you saw? >> let's dive right in with food and wine. >> pop chips, we taste tested them. much better than regular potato chips. our favorite is popcorn. they're very crisp and light and sweet and nice and you could have 17 popcorners for the same amount of calories as you can
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nine lay's potato chips. >> do you want to try one? >> yes and you want a glass of wine right? >> yeah. we tested a lot of wines during the year. this was the best bargain in wines. it's a white that's actually whole food store brand. it's $6. it's got nice fruity flavor. >> may i? >> have a flavortaste. six buck. >> how about a little guacamole with it? >> nice guilt-free snack. out of all the ones we tested this tasted the freshest nice chunks of avocado in there. >> i've had that. it's outstanding. yes. let's move on. >> one of the worst things we taste tested all year was this coffee from walmart, walmart store brand. it's not a good cup of joe. expert taste testers actually described it as tasting a little dirty.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> i don't know do you want a taste? >> nochlt after that introduction, i don't think i will. thank you. >> good deal but not a good way to start your day. >> food prep. one of oir favorite -- we test a lot of toasters. this was our favorite this year. it actually has a cute little toast indicator that's in the shape of toast and tells you how done it is. it pops out batch after batch of beautifully toasted bread. >> perfect toast. >> as you can see there. >> this is one you didn't like so much. >> this is a loser, as with a lot of multi-tasking products a blender and a coffee maker. it didn't do either thing very well. >> oh, okay. >> yeah. the blender didn't pass the durability test and the coffee maker didn't get hot enough. >> we'll pass on that one then. cleaning products. we spend an awful lot of money on this stuff every year. >> pacs are hugely popular. all mighty pacs came in at
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number one, five cents cheaper than the tide. it gets off all kinds of stains. this is actual stain from our test. you can see grass. it did a good job on grass. ring around the collar. it almost got it completely out. does a great job. keep them away from kids because kids think they're candy. that's not good. >> cascade pacs. >> a splurge at 29 cents a load. they even get off the stuck-on crud on pots and pans. if you like to put those pots and pans in the dishwasher these are for you. >> this is one you didn't love. >> in this category of cleaning these were the worst paper towels. they literally fall apart in your hand. dollar store store brand. they're half the price but not worth it. cheap for a reason. >> pay more for paper towel. >> let's move on to home improvement. >> this cute little guy,
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humidifier it actually was the number one humidifier in the small humidifier category. does a great job of putting a lot of steamy air into your room. >> good for a kid's room. >> great for sinuses and skin. >> what makes a great light bulb? >> this is led light bulb. this is $7. that's extremely cheap for an led light bulb. it casts a very nice warm gloechlt that's something you want to look for. and it's dimmable and it's a 60-watt equivalent. it's very cool looking. it's flat. >> one that didn't do so well. >> actually this did well. this is in our beauty category. we're now in our beauty category. one of our favorite products of the year in beauty category is root touch-up systems. they can save you money. they stretch the time you can go from appointment to appointment. this does a great job at that. it's great at matching your natural hair color and washes out very easily. it's a splurge at $23. this is a top product in that
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category. >> sonia, our model, is here. >> she has it on one side. it's grayer on one side than the other. >> and the nail polish. >> top rated nail polish. cnc, it's 10 bucks. you don't have to use a base coat with t it claims it lasts a week and it actually really lasted a week or more. great nail polish. on the other hand -- >> this you didn't love? >> loser in our book. it's supposed to -- you could literally peel off your polish put it on as a base coat and peel it off instead of using remover. it peeled off sooner than we wanted it to. sometimes it came off in the shower and other time it is stuck on and couldn't come off. >> correct application is crucial with this. it's essential the glitter off formula is applied to bare nails in a single thin layer. when done so users have reported great results. it was recently voted as one of the best products in 2014. we did not hear back from some
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of the other losers. we approached them for comment. thank you, lisa lee. >> let's let our poor model put her hands down. she's been holding them there for ten minutes. it is a big day around here. we managed to produce a musical all about the show "today: the musical." before its premiere in our fourth hour we wanted to introduce you to its star. take a look. ♪ i see you savannah ♪ >> it would be easy to believe this is a broadway star rehearsing for a new show but it's not. >> i told you! >> it's sal pacatto. did you know he could sing? he plays guitar. what? what else do you do juggle? >> he has been a stagehand on "today" for eight years. >> excuse me sir. >> any prop on our set, it's the stage hand's job to get it. >> excuse me guys. coming out. >> and also to take it away as
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fast as they can. >> good job, sal. >> like clockwork. >> and for sal, being a stage hand is in his blood. his father carl was also a stage hand for "today." but sal has dreams beyond our studio doors. >> i remember my father taking me up to snl rehearsals and i was looking at them perform and was just star struck 6, 7 years oel. i think right then and there i knew i wanted to be an actor, you know. >> when not working tirelessly, assembling and asort inging props on our set, he is auditioning for that big break. never thought that it would be right here on the "today" show ♪ brand new future and a brand new day ♪ >> his father carl recently had a stroke. >> he knows about the musical and he gets so excited. every day, he tries to communicate that he's proud of me and wants to know what's
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happening, the latest news. it's nice. it keeps him -- it keeps him going, i guess. >> and to keep sal going we needed to find him a chorus. maybe there was other hidden talent around the "today" show studio. or maybe there wasn't. ♪ what good is sitting alone in the room ♪ ♪ come hear the music play ♪ ♪ life is a cabaret old chum ♪ ♪ come to the cabaret ♪ ♪ put down the knitting we'll play for a holiday what is a cabaret old chum only a cabasm ret old chum ♪ ♪ so come to the cabaret ♪ >> well at least we had sal. but we really need him to have a partner with star power. instead of a star we got a
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king. >> are you laughing? sal and i are working on this [ bleep ] here. >> we had only three days to learn, rehearse and shoot the musical. >> i'm talking about -- i'm talking about -- what the hell am i talking about? >> what are you looking at regis? you never saw a guy pull his zipper down before? >> is that good enough for you for [ bleep ] sakes. >> surely he's ready to quit. >> how do i get out of this [ bleep ] really? i don't work here. do you know what i mean? >> and maybe just maybe, that will be enough time to take sal from backstage to front and center. we are so excited. >> we're rooting for him. >> sal is so talented. i can't wait for people to see, the whole world. he's going to make his dad so proud. >> there he is. >> working today. >> yes. >> really fabulous. wonderful guy. >> wonderful person. >> thanks. >> there will be no living with
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him now. so you want to see in the fourth hour "today: the nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm chris cato. it's 8:26 on your monday morning. time for your first alert forecast with bill henley. any sunshine out there yet? >> starting to peek through the clouds. the clouds are breaking just to the west of center city. you can see its live view from the aqua cam shows clouds spinning out nicely. but still a few rain drops tracking in southern delaware. those will be clearing during the day and the temperatures will slowly climb into the middle 40s. just in time for the peek of the morning rush there's an accident on the vine street expressway. >> good morning. it's on the westbound side of the vine right here on broad
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street. right now we have the two right lanes blocked. then a little bit farther up we have the center lane blocked. one lane of traffic is getting by at that scene. that's westbound from i-95 out to 76. speaking of 76 drive times you can see 12 to 13 minutes in both directions between the blue route and the vine. today in montgomery county seven people charged in a penndot corruption scandal are scheduled for preliminary hearings. ten people are accused in a billing scheme that cost taxpayers more than $1 million. two former penndot managers and eight contractors are charged. they say the managers took kickbacks to look the other way falsifying time sheets and mileage reports. remember you can always get realtime information at i'm chris cato. now back to the "today" show.
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it's 8:30 on monday december 29th, 2014. we are packing them inside the plaza this morning. they are not a quiet bunch. >> no they are loud. >> yeah. good to see people packed in to new york city for new year's eve. >> if you are planning a party, looking your best from hair to makeup tips for the ladies. first, i'm told this morning
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it's all about the fashion. >> three different looks for new year's eve. >> plus something else you need to do before wednesday night. organize your finances. it may not be that glamorous but deadlines you need to meet to save big on your tax return. first a check of the weather. from mr. roker out in los angeles. >> two weather people no waiting. pretty good deal. take a look, first of all, for today. rain in the midatlantic, southeast. gorgeous weather in the northeast. however, it's going to be a little on the chilly side. snow stretching from iowa all the way into the pacific northwest. and southern california lots of sunshine. temperatures a little cooler than usual. it will be even cooler tomorrow in southern california temperatures mid 50s with some rain snow throughout the southwest. look for bone-chilling temperatures through the central plains mid mississippi and lower mississippi river valleys. more sunshine in the northeast. rain basically in central florida. for all of our friends at universal orlando, a little on the wet side there.
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that's w good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. cloudy start but the rain showers and the sun moving out. partly sunny, just not as warm as it was over the weekend. in the 40s this afternoon. colder weather arrives tomorrow. 41 in the morning, 40 tomorrow afternoon. then colder for the end of the year and the beginning of the year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. a cold start to the new year. the temperatures will moderate over the weekend with a xhans of rain and snow late sunday. have a great day. >> and that is your latest weather. dylan? >> thank you, al. we've been partnering with feeding america for "today's" million meals. for every dollar donated, ten meals will be given to people in need. we've reached our goal of 1 million meals. not only that we've received a very generous donation from conafra foods, stepping up and
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matching our goal of one million meals. they've been fighting childhood hunger the past 20 years. more than 21 million kids rely on free and reduced price lunches through the school year. that's why conagra foods believes it's important to get meals to kids especially while school was out. here is our grand total. 2,076,555 meals have been donated. thank you so much for all of your generosity. we also have this challenge going. as you remember the meteorologist from the city that donated the most will be coming to our studio to do the weather with al. tight race between detroit, baltimore and st. louis. and the winner is drum roll please -- they already gave the answer. winning city is st. louis, brie smith from ksdk st. louis will be coming to new york in january to host the weather with you, al. what do you think?
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>> it's terrific. i spoke with brie earlier this morning. yesterday was her birthday. it's her mom's birthday today. in northern california. hi mom. she will be joining us. all our stations did a terrific job. they really stepped up in st. louis, kdsk. i'm looking forward to seeing brie her baby and her husband in new york coming up some time in january. very exciting. and a big thank you to everybody who really stepped up and helped us meet this goal because one in four children go to bed hungry in this country and that just shouldn't happen. >> thanks al. it is going to be fun. great birthday present for brie too. thank you, st. louis, for mentioning our challenge every single day in december. savannah? with new year's eve two days away we are kicking off our new series frazzle to dazzle. fashions for a night at the club or casual evening with friends.
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dana cohen is "inside" editor. good morning. >> good morning. >> therer there any rules about what you should or shouldn't do on new year's eve? >> it's about paying attention to where you're going. you just want to put together something that's stylish and chic. >> three different looks for three different kinds of occasions. >> wre. >> the first one is a house party, which a lot of us in the older set will be doing, staying at home. tell us about alex and chase's outfits? >> you don't want to go too casual but you also don't want to be overdressed. this top is perfect. pin tucking detail only $60 layered it over a top from koss. you can shop for anything online. a great leather pant crop and pump to elevate the look. >> if you wanted to wear jeans, you could? >> exactly. >> a sparkly look going on there, too.
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>> you want to keep your accessories minimal, sparkly clutch and rings to keep the look festive. >> no bling on chase. tell bus the look. >> a button down shirt under a shawl collar sweater. denim and suede oxford looks sharp. jeans are from nordstrom rack which is a great place to shop for extra holiday savings right now. >> have a great time at the fake holiday party you're going to. >> carmela is wearing something you think every woman needs in her wardrobe. >> every woman should have a black jump suit. the reason it's such a great piece to own, it's incredibly versatile. you can dress it up or down depending on the accessories and outer wear that you choose.
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this jacket is such a pretty color. burgundy moto jacket. originally $198 now on sale for $70. you're going to want to get that now. if you go with a suit it's easy to swap out open toe shoes. try to find one in a silky fabric. >> what about shawn? >> shawn is wearing a deconstructed suit. the jacket is from h & m, looks incredibly sharp on him. the shirt is from this new line from ryan sea crest, distinction, available at macy' bone colored trouser, light colored sneaker. stay in that neutral palette. >> you have a pocket square on shawn. how do you know how to match it? >> it's all about the color palette, going in the tonal colors slightly lighter or
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darker shades and they all work together. >> carmela and shawn, you look fantastic. thank you very much. going out to a club fancy party and they look great. >> the most festive look we're going to see today. we love this dress at in style from top shop. it's only $62. what makes it so lovely i think, is the hem length and the fact that it's asymmetric little bit of dial dale and touch of sparkle but not overdone. you can swap it out for something in a shinier metallic $40 available on zappos. >> the dress you could wear probably all season. >> exactly. >> it has that versatility to it. >> winter wedding, great to have something like that in your closet. >> what about our gentleman? >> incredibly sharp in head to toe navy and black combo. coated denim, peacoat from h & m on sale right now for $65. you can wear the collar up and
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swap out a dressier shoe to keep it cool and modern. >> all of our models look great. come on out one more time. i love that these are budget busters. they don't cost a bazillion dollars. happy new year. go have some cocktails. it's 8:39 in the morning. thanks. >> of course. got new gadgets for christmas but you don't know how to work them? we'll te
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back now at 8:41. if you received tech gadgets for the holidays it can make life easier if you know how to use them. one of the things people worry about, what if i lost my phone? >> i've been there myself.
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let start with the iphone. tips and tricks and hooking you up with my favorite apps for 2015. on the iphone side they have find my iphone nice little location feature. now with ios 8, you can send your last location to the iphone to apple when the battery is critically low. why is this great? it's not going to be good if it's in the backseat of somebody's car who stole your iphone but at a restaurant a bar, it will send it to apple server and say it pinged the last location. >> how do you activate that? >> go into your settings and go into icloud. take advantage of that tip and never lose your iphone again. anyone new, getting the 6 or 6 plus take advantage of the extra feature, little light bulb. there are 27 different tips and tricks from apple that are super convenient and easy to use. i actually learned a few things myself. you can slide right through it. >> easy to find. easy to use.
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what if i have an android though? what about losing that? >> you can actually find your android device using the android device manager and remotely wipe it as well. take advantage of all these features android device manager should you lose your android device. >> you can kind of use it like a flash drive, right, storage? >> expansion slots with android devices, plug it into your computer and you have extra storage. >> that's easy enough. let's talk about two of your must-have items for the new phone. talk about how to protect them first of all. >> this might sound fundamental. cases and extra battery chargers. cases are a must have when you get that new device. it's like a barrage of options. >> yes. >> what are the best out there? i love otter box. $50. keep your case ultra protected and i love lifeproof, dust proof, waterproof shock proof.
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keep your iphone and whatever other device you have awesome and protected. take advantage of those on the market. and also too, if you want to get extra battery life my charge has a great case. they'll give you extra battery charging power right inside the case as well. >> that's always the problem. you need more battery life. >> external battery charges, my charge up to 27 extra hours, under $20. i recommend picking up something middle to higher end and get you that extra battery life. nobody wants to see that little red battery of death. >> when i get a new phone what do i do with the old one? >> i don't want to go into a colloquy of why you should not throw out your old phone. my favorite place to cash it in is you can get around $250 $270. get yourself a brand new phone. but also take advantage of stores like target or best buy to trade in and get a gift card.
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let's ghetto to these apps. >> this is super cool. it gives you multi-layout options to create your very own comic strips little balloons headers. i did my christmas cards right in the app. you can send it as a jpeg pdf or digitally. >> the you can dress up a school project for a kid. >> easy to use. >> how about perfect 365? >> you're welcome in advance for this baby here. it is going to give you magazine style photos. what's awesome about it it will take away blemishes, make your skin perfect, whiten your teeth, 20 different makeup options before and after. you can see it automatically smooths out your skin unbelievably. i use this app all the time. amazing little trick to have. undereye circles, takes it out immediately within a few second. >> little home air brushing kit. >> software programs are like
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thousands of dollars to do that. >> how about around me? >> things like google maps and you went to around you and different restaurants and bars but this is an app i go to quite often. it makes it easy for you to pull up banks, atms, fedex, ton of options for what is all around you at that moment. take advantage of around me. a free app for android and ios and very convenient for anything around you. >> katie lindendoll thank you very much. did you it again. saving big on your tax return for
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all right. we're back at 8:48. your tax return may not be on your mind right now but maybe it should be.
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certain tax deductions could boost your bottom line come april. senior finance correspondent sharon epperson good morning. you have to get in on these by the end of the year if you want them to count for your tax return come april? >> that's right. what you need to do right now. if you want to get a bigger refund refund, reduce your tax bill, take the action in the next couple of days. >> make a big purchase. why is that good for your taxes? >> that's because in the eleventh hour congress did extend certain tax breaks and one of them was to decide whether you want to deduct your state income tax or general sales tax. so if you're in a state that has no income tax and you still want to get a tax deduction, deduct the sales tax on certain items. big purchase. if you make it you can then deduct the sales tax. that's a really good break for people who live in no income tax states like florida and texas. >> definitely a good one. our next one, which is prepay
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2015 college tuition. this is interesting. >> if you can afford to do it you may want to pay the first quarter of 2015 now. get the opportunity to get a tax break, tuition and fees also extended by congress last year or get a tax credit. that's of course dollar for dollar reduction in your taxes, american opportunity tax credit or lifetime learning tax credit. you have to have paid that 2015 quarter now, at least part of that payment now, to get that deduction. >> and that way you take the deduction now you know you've got it and not worry what congress does in the future. >> right. >> flexible spending account. a lot of people have these. essentially they set aside money from their salary for medical expenses. >> right. you do this because you want to reduce your taxable income. it's a great way to put money aside for dependent care shall health care flexible spending accounts. you have to use the money by december 31st or often you will lose it. grace period by march 2015 but
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not all of them. some will stipulate you can take $500 and carry it over to next year. but not all of them. contact your benefits department find out how much money you have left in that fsa. >> it's not always a trip to the doctor but things you could get at the drugstore, stock up and use that money. >> you have to look at the to see what you can purchase. there have been changes with the affordable care act as to what qualify. >> new car, new truck. big ticket item might be worth buying right now. >> if you're self employed and use the car or truck for business purposes. there's something called section 179 to look at with the irs. that is something that would allow you to take at least part of the purchase price for your car and write it off. it depends how much you use the car for business use. you want to use it at least 50% of the time. this is something that points out and says it's a good tip for people who are self employed to do. by the end of the year buy that
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car. >> certainly not least, give to charity. if you want to deduct to those charitable organizations, have you to make it by the end of the year. >> how many of us actually do it? you need to do it before december 31st. have it postmarked electronic transfer credit card payment to the charity, make sure it's by december 31st so that you can get that tax deduction. if you're donating clothing or household goods, able to go to salvation army or somewhere to donate items, get written confirmation you've made this donation for anything over $250. best to have confirmation for everything every donation you make. go to the irs website, to make sure the charity you're choosing will be able to offer you that deduction. >> a good reminder. thank you so much. >> sure. we'll be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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we'll sit down with jake gyllenhaal tomorrow. right now let get a check of "today's" birthday wishes with our good friend willard scott. >> mystic connecticut, in the midst of holiday season is fantastic. celebrating her birthday ann amaker columbia south
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carolina 100 years old. she loves to grow flowers. that's what's kept her young, she thinks. that's what's important. here is fran goldberg. and fran is from cleveland, ohio and she's 100 years old today and she takes classes at the community college. now that's what i call an ambitious woman. here is george gillenwater. uncle george is from eureka california. 100 years old today. wish him happy birthday. loves music. all kinds of music. harvey berkey from centennial colorado. he is 101 years old today. and he loves to work word puzzles. that keeps you sharp. that's it for birthdays this time. we'll see you later. new york you're gorgeous. >> willard, thank you. >> good to see you. next hour it will be the three of us. a lot of cool stuff coming up. let's be honest it's prelude to "today: the musical."
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>> it was such a production. hats off to kathie lee gifford who wrote the music and the script and, of course sal paciatto our stage hand turned star. >> i'm surprised how many of you can sing. >> so untalented. i sought thing go out and was like i can't even try out for nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm chris cato. 8:56 on your monday morning about time to get your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. >> some people are enjoying sunshine, others still looking at clouds and tracking some showers through south jersey. that's cape may. cloudy skies overhead. the showers are just offshore of cape may and it's southern
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delaware. those will be ending this morning. the temperatures staying chilly. 41 degrees right now in philadelphia. look at the 30s north and west for reading, pottstown, allentown fp factor in the wind it feels like it's 30s in the city. sunshine will be breaking through the clouds and temperatures climbing into the middle 40s. today an autopsy is scheduled for a 10-year-old boy who was killed by a police car in gloucester county. he was walking with two friends around 7:00 last night. he tried to cross the street and was hit by a franklin township police car that was responding to a call. witnesses say the car did not have lights or sirens on at the time. the prosecutor's office is investigating. a house fire in berks county that killed two people does not appear to be suspicious. the fire wroek out at a home on strus street in reading. authorities are still working on identifying the victims. neighbors say an elderly couple lived here. no word yet on how they believe the fire started.
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new video of eagles head coach chip kelly talking about the end of the season. >> we're all measured by one thing. do you win a super bowl or not win a super bowl. we didn't make the playoffs so we don't have an opportunity to compete for a super bowl. >> they ended with a win over the giants at the meadowlands yesterday. the way everything turned out in the nfc even if the eagles had beat them they still would have missed the playoffs. there's always next year. another update in 25 minutes.
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is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on a beautiful monday morning here in new york city. it is december 29th, 2014 and a big holiday crud out on our plaza. i'm willie geist along with sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer here in studio 1a. al roker is in los angeles. we'll talk to al in a couple of minutes. >> good morning. >> natalie and tamron have the day off. let's go to al first. he sends this ham. i have to talk about the roker ham from snake river farms i believe. the most delicious piece of meat you'll ever eat in your life. the roker ham, we call it. >> yes, that's what it -- if you
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go online that's what it's called. >> they changed the name to the roker ham. >> nothing better when it's hot, juicy and fantastic. >> once you cook it. >> you two are hot and juicy, all that good stuff. >> we're going to catch p with you, mr. roker, in a few minutes. >> all righty. >> let's get right to some of this news though. another missing flight. >> crazy. >> searchers doubt objects could now be from this missing air asia flight carrying 162 people disappeared over indonesian waters sunday during a big storm. the pilots requested to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid some bad weather. they denied that request. indonesian search team now assuming the aircraft is at the bottom of the java sea. >> so sad. >> here we are -- >> i saw the news and thought here we are again with this video of families on both ends anxiously awaiting any news. it's heartbreaking.
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it's unbelievable. >> the thing that's scary, these planes are designed for bad weather. >> right. >> they fly through storms. the problem in this area it's such a wide area of storms monsoon season. the cloud tops you can't just get above them. so if weather was involved i mean you hope the planes can handle it. >> is there something, dylan, go to your meteorologist hat now, about the weather in that area? i know it's where the hemispheres meet and you have the equator and all of that. >> you know above the equator, everything goes west to east. below the equator, everything goes east toest west. right in the middle is very active -- intercontinental convergence zone. everything meets and it's very active. you can get very strong storm that is develop right along that. it's a dangerous place to fly, i would think. so yeah they get a lot of that. >> hopefully it's not as deep. it's just heartbreaking, though. >> it is. it's one of those things how could we not find a plane, in
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this day and age, when you can find anything. >> it just slipped off radar. >> scary. another topic over the weekend "the interview." have you seen it? >> i have not. >> working a lot. >> i'm working a lot. i can't really tell you how it ends. but it's doing well. "the interview" made $18 million over the weekend, straenling online it's been downloaded 2 million times. i thought this was neat. yesterday seth rogen and james franco live tweeted one screening start to finish. he said ready, go. as you're watching there's a scene with eminem in it. i didn't know he was such a good actor. >> it's like pop-up -- >> right. >> threatened by the north korean government become a national security question and you come out the other side of
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it it's done well. >> i think, obviously, we all agree part of the success people who would normally not go see it, or not get that comedy now they're seeing it. >> in their own home. >> on their couch. >> some people who cover the movie say in an odd, backward way, these guys may have referrable revolutionized the way we watch a movie. >> i think you're right. great singer/songwriter, now another talent. he introduced courtney cox and snow patrol's johnny -- he goes to parties. he likes to go out. he has this talent for connecting people. >> sure. >> so now his newest endeavor is to match orlando bloom with taylor swift. >> hmm. let me look at it here. what do you think? >> appearancewise it works of the apparently they live in the same building.
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>> that's convenient. >> we'll see. >> on the elevator. >> perfect. >> i think that's part of the reason people love taylor swift, because people are trying to hook her up. who knows. in 2014, what can she do? >> orlando bloom has to know going in though you will be in a song. >> have you ever matched any of your friends? >> yeah i think so. >> how did it work? >> most of them work pretty well. it's always stressful. if it doesn't work out, you feel responsible for it. >> you know what? high school gym. coach dowdy gym class, junior year cheerleader on my squad and next door neighbor. hooked them up. they have three kids. >> oh, it worked out -- >> they got divorced. thee the have they have three kids. >> i'll just move on.
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>> matchmaker if anyone else wants to give it a try. >> my friend claims he set up my husband and i. >> is it true though? >> he likes to take credit he and the reason my husband and i are together. >> what do you think? >> the three of us we're all friends. >> he was the odd man out? >> it worked out for brian and i and -- yeah. >> we'll give him credit for that. >> seemturned out to be a much more awkward segment than it was supposed to be. >> i feel so bad. >> isn't this a great story, unlike yours? >> does this mean that theoretically, you could have ended up with the other guy? >> ah. >> i guess that's true. but he had a girlfriend and a lovely wife now and they have a family. they are still married. >> thanks dylan. did you find both of them cute? >> i'm very happy with my husband, brian. >> that wasn't -- wasn't saying that you weren't.
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it's like that closing doors, sliding doors thing. >> sliding doors. my wife christina, dated my best friend before. now this is -- we were like 11 years old at the time. >> why are you dating at 11? >> you were dating at 11? >> i made that number up. 15 or something. >> slow down. >> she dated him first. he was the best man at our wedding. >> are you boosting cars smoking cigarettes at 13? >> chesterfield. >> did you ever fold a note and put it ner locker? >> i think i did do that george washington middle school. >> we used to have -- i don't know how we did it but we could make it look like something cool. >> of course. then there were those vent notice locker. >> doing origami. >> thank you, al. >> i have a story. >> go ahead, willie. a woman who wanted to surprise her fiance coming home from basic training.
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she was waiting for john grecco. as other passenger came off the plane they presented emma with red roses to john. the other passengers were given roses on the plane and said said please give them to the beautiful woman waiting for me with the sign. when he finally comes out they hadn't seen each other in about 100 days. he gets on the knee and proposes in person. she thinks she has the big surprise greeting him. he one upped her and presents the ring. they had been engaged previously. now he presents the ring. how cool is that? >> reunions are amazing to begin with but to see a military engagement/reunion. >> how about getting the passengers involved? >> well done sir. >> did you just pull that out -- >> i remember how to fold it. >> this is it. this one? this one. i couldn't remember this if i tried. and then you open it up. i don't know. >> oh, my god, what's it say? >> just don't set somebody up. you know what happens when you do that.
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>> did you make those cootie keepers? >> oh, yeah. >> if you can make one during al's weather segment i'll be impressed. >> okay. >> al take it away. >> cootie keeper time. i don't know what all this weather is. i'm just filling until dylan gets the cootie keeper made. brutal cold air, windchill warnings windchill watches and advisories from the pacific northwest all the way into iowa and minnesota, as far south as texas. right now it feels like 4 in denver 1 in garden city. 14 in omaha. 25 in kansas city. look at these air temperatures. these are current. we go to the highs. the windchill right now, 11 degrees below zero for minneapolis. 18 degrees below zero for north platte. 25 degrees below zero in denver. tuesday, tomorrow look at these temperatures. these are actual 6 degrees in denver for a high 38 degrees
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below normal. lexington, 5 degrees below normal. on new year's eve, look at that. new york city will be 33 28 in lexington. dallas at 43. 13 degrees below normal. we mentioned this storm coming out of the west. on christmas eve -- i should say new year's eve, las vegas should have -- i'm vamping. how are you doing there, dylan? >> i'm getting there. >> we've got this storm system coming out. rockies could see anywhere from three to nine inches. vegas could pick up three inches of snow. you can bet on that. all the way back in kansas six inches of snow we could see. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy start but rain showers and the clouds moving out. partly sunny, just not as warm as it was over the weekend. it will be in the 40s this afternoon. and colder weather? it arrives tomorrow.
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31 in the morning, just 40 tomorrow afternoon. colder for the end of the year and the beginning of the year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. a cold start to the new year. the temperatures will moderate over the weekend with a chance of rain and snow late sunday. have a great day. >> all right. that's your latest weather. double d, what have you got? >> she did it. >> pick a number. >> four please. >> one, two, three, four. pick a number. >> five. >> one, two, three, four five. pick one more number. >> one more? >> seven. >> here we go. what's it say? >> hi al. >> it's supposed to be like you're going to have 12 kids. >> we didn't say hi al then. >> it was very hard coming up with this many things. >> i was going to say, dylan, i'm very impressed. what do they do? >> right?
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and support from someone's who's been there before and who knows what it's like. this week was good i stuck with our plan. mmm, hum thanks coach. hi pumpkin pie. vo: introducing personal coaching from weight watcher join for free. whether you're focused on paying off credit card debt or sending your child to college, 2015 offers a fresh new start to the new year. >> laura lyon cole for the good to see you. >> good to see you both. >> happy new year almost to you. let's launch into these numbers, $18,000, the maximum we can contribute to our 401(k). >> up slightly from 2014. good news if you're trying to max out your 401(k). whether or not you can max it
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out, new year is the best time to contact your employee benefits department make sure you're getting the match, bump it up slightly 1% more 3% more or go as high as you can go. your future self will thank you. >> once you've done it you can move on and forget about it. $1,500 average loss for identity theft victim. >> we'll continue to need to protect our identities going into 2015. one of the best thing ss you can do is have security. app like one password. remember one secure password and they'll manage all your secure passwords for your different accounts. that's a really good tip f you do happen to be a victim of identity theft, theft. >> one password is the app. young kids, lamenting the future cost of college, $94,800, cost
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of in-state school tuition. >> that hurts. >> it's good to know ahead of time. you don't want to find this out when your child turns 18. saving for has great tools, great advice. don't be afraid to ask friends and family to contribute in louieu of gifts. >> most of us have one. i have three. >> if your kid is born this year that's the number in 18 years. >> how about our next number? zero. >> what is this? >> this makes me excited. financial services where a lot of the great products are now being offered for free. this is new going into 2015. in the past you might be paying quite high dollar for investment advice but schwab launched intelligent portfolio, launching in early 2015. investment advice same advice you would get from an adviser for free. check out the robinhood app. you can do that for free. really big deal.
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from a banking perspective, simple bank. checking and savings accounts for free. so this is exciting. >> that's huge. good news there. >> yeah. >> final number $15,608, average amount of credit card debt per american household. >> this probably looks familiar to you. going into the new year it's a great time to renew your commitment. double your minimum payment. if you can't afford to do that use an online cal clarity. credit k rachlt ma has a good cal cal calculator. >> what will actually work with your budget. that's important. >> sheinelle, start saving for college right now. >> can we save for preschool first? >> that's right. >> i'm just getting started. life just got a little less sweet. what you need to know about your daily intake of sugar. plus your best apps to get
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taking a look at the headlines. big changes are coming to credit cards this year. technology that will put new credit cards in the hands of most consumers by the end of 2015. computer chips embedded in the cards create a unique transaction code every time consumers use them offering
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greater protection against fraud. some banks have started mailing them out. good news for gamers. playstation network is back online after three days of zrupgs that beganzrupg s disruptions that began on christmas. a group called lizard squad took credit for the disruption. sugar is the latest focus of the government's dietary guidelines advisory committee. the panel is recommending that people limit added sugars like those found in soft drinks and bread to 10% of their total daily calories. that would be 200 calories in a 2,000 calorie diet. the average right now is 16%. the panel points to strong evidence showing sugar increases our risk of heart disease, diabetes blood pressure and tooth decay. big winner at the box office "the hobt," angelina jolie's "unbroken" was second at $31 million and "into the woods" was
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third. rehearsing the confetti drop in times square. this was the real thing last year. more than 3,000 pounds of confetti will fly when the ball drops at midnight on thursday. the confetti by the way, is made from 100% recyclable biodegradable -- ooh, look at this. i'll be sleeping on new year's. this is my new year's. happy 2015. who really broke the internet? the most googled celebrities in 2014 and five ingredient appetizers quick and easy for new year's eve. first your local n puffs knows winter is hard on your face. the start of sneeze season. the wind-blown watery eyes. and of course, the snow angels with your little angels. that's why puffs is soft. puffs plus lotion is gentle on sensitive skin. they help soothe irritation by locking in moisture better. so you can always put your best face forward. a face in need deserves puffs indeed. try puffs softpack today. it's the flexible pack that fits anywhere.
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nbc 10 news starts now. good monday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> we're seeing some breaks of sunshine now, especially in the pocono mountains. bright sunshine in the slopes. ski big bear. that's the view of some of the skiers and skiborders out and about enjoying that sunshine. and looking for warmer temperatures. you can see the temperatures still cold in the mountains especially where we're seeing 20s right now for mt. pocono. 30 and 34 in pottstown. trenton, now 41 degrees. clouds overhead will slowly clear out leaving us with a chilly day today. highs in the 40s. in a few minutes several
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people charged in a penndot corruption scandal are scheduled to appear in a courtroom. seven of the ten defendants will attend their preliminary hearing. they are accused in a scheme that cost taxpayers $1.2 million. two penndot managers and eight contractors are charged. they said they took kickbacks to look the other way falsifying timesheets and mileage reports. a man who shot an intruder trying to break into his apartment will not face charges. the burglar broke into one apartment and stole a dog, then he tried to get into the second apartment, that's when the resident shot him. the suspect is in critical condition. later today setup will begin for the annual new year's eve fireworks show along the delaware river. they'll start loading the shells on to barges. these shows use more than 4,000 devices. you can catch the shows at 6:00 and midnight on new year's eve.
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welcome back to "today." it's monday december 29th, 2014. i'm willie geist along with sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. al is in los angeles this morning. >> good morning, guys. >> are you getting ready to do the rose parade? >> i am. tomorrow morning we'll be live from one of the places where they build the floats. guess who our guest will be 24 hours from now in this half hour. >> wait. let me find out. >> look at your -- >> i don't know. who? >> it will be the cast of "the love boat." the original cast. princess cruise line's 50th
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anniversary. they've got a float. ♪ the love boat ♪ >> yeah. >> nice. >> they will be on doc, captain steubing julie, everybody. gopher. >> gopher is going to be there? >> are you going to start quoting lines, al? >> yeah. oh yeah. we're going to try to sing "the love boat" theme. >> we have to get you a cap. that's one thing i know. >> very cool. >> that's very cool. that will be tomorrow morning. let's talk about new year's eve and the new year. lot of people have resolutions. has psychology tricks to make your resolutions stick. >> do you make resolutions? >> do you? not so much. >> this year i'm trying to be more organized. last year i can tell you now because all my passwords have changed but i made all my passwords declutter. declutter one, declutter two. every time i type it, when i log in eight billion times, i thought it would click. >> did it work? >> i think it kind of worked. >> start on a monday.
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that's the best time to do t most popular day to quit smoking or start a diet. don't just wing it. >> that's true. >> have an actual plan. do not have a plan b. do not give yourself an out. >> pick a round number like finishing a marathon under four hours. >> what would that do? >> i have no idea. >> you run, don't you? >> not a marathon in four hours. >> but if you want to get more organized what does an even number do? >> don't dig too deep on this al. >> okay. >> let's go back out to al for a look at the weather. >> okay. we've got a lot of round numbers on the map. >> there you go. >> 26 20 30. for new year's eve day. it's going to be 56 here in l.a. 50s in the southeast. 80 in miami. then new year's eve night you'll be celebrating. here you go. at midnight it will be 75 in miami. that's awfully nice. 51 in los angeles. 22 in minnesota.
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minneapolis, 19 in cleveland. if you are going to be in times square with a million of your closest friends, partly cloudy. temp about 26. windchill 17. good buddy carson daly of course hosting nbc's coverage. we'll be tuning in for that. 2015, though good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy start but rain showers and the clouds moving out. partly sunny, just not as warm as it was over the weekend. it will be in the 40s this afternoon. and colder weather? it arrives tomorrow. 31 in the morning, just 40 tomorrow afternoon. colder for the end of the year and the beginning of the year. 20s and 30s for wednesday and thursday. a cold start to the new year. the temperatures will moderate over the weekend with a chance of rain and snow late sunday. have a great day. >> that's it from here on the west coast. now back to captain and
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tenielle. no willie and sheinelle. >> we'll take it. >> a lot of kids have moved on from their christmas toys. my little guys go from one to the other thing. >> big collection of apps to find the best for the family in 2015. the editor in chief at parents magazine. good morning. >> good morning to you, too. >> let's start with zumba. this gets everybody involved. >> oh, we're dancing? oh boy. >> putting some pressure on now. >> you want to back up so one of you is in the frame there. >> set my paper down. >> i'll hold it. willie scoot over. >> move you're in my line. no i'm kidding. >> you're going to copy her. >> move back. it's got image recognition technology. lots of different dances you can choose from. now you're working. okay good. >> all right, hey. >> there she goes. >> do i look like her if i do this? >> yes. get you one of those tank tops.
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>> she teach you how to do it first? >> sheinelle, go ahead, sheinelle. yeah. wow, sheinelle's good. >> hip hop, everything you could possibly want. >> okay. >> that's $5. >> really? >> yep. it's available in the apple store or on google play. >> do you want to keep going? >> yes, i do. i would like to lose a few inches. >> going to give a try to heads up. >> this is fun. >> hugely popular. >> how do i want to do this? >> touch the screen here. hold that facing sheinelle. you're going to try to give him some clues as to -- we're counting down. >> what? >> oh, yeah. ♪ rolling in the deep ♪ >> tina turner? oh adele. >> what was the -- >> because she moans all the time. >> you can do one more.
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♪ i want to dance with somebody ♪ >> whitney. come on. one more. ♪ baby you're a firework ♪ >> katy perry, okay. this is fun. >> hair blond. >> she has hair. could you be more specific? >> pretty girl. >> she just had a baby. >> just had a baby? >> she was on "heroes." >> kristin bell? >> rhymes with jaden. >> oh, hayden. she does have hair though. >> long hair, blond. i thought that was pretty good. >> let's move on. so road trips can be tough. >> yes. >> let's talk a little exit. >> eye exit interstate exit guide. this is for when the kids say are we there yet and you're not there yet. very easy to understand icons you can find the next gas station, starbucks, grocery, attraction any kind of entertainment all on the next 100 exits on the interstate highway. when you're on those really long
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trip s trips you don't have to wonder where your next meal is coming from. >> what's the next one? tour monster. >> if your new resolution is to get your kids to help out more around the house, chore monster is for you. it's for ages 4 and up. they can say i made my bed and they get rewards, little monster notice app. and you can cash in -- they can cash in those rewards for rewards in the real world. >> little incentive. i like that one. how about dinner spinner? >> this is from all recipes dinner spinner. my resolution is to get dinner done. >> one ingredient you have. how much time you want to spend on cooking and what type of dish you want to make. >> is it free? >> that's not bad at all. 1,000 videos to show you how to cook things. >> spoiler shield? >> this is for the grown-ups, i think.
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we have to have some fun, too. if there's a show you want to watch, let's say it's a finale awards show big sports game but you can't watch it when it airs because maybe you have to put the baby to bed, feed someone, someone's having a tantrum, put spoiler shield on your phone and block all the social media posts about that particular event. >> really? >> yes. >> wow! >> so you can watch it on your own time and not have anything spoiled. really fun for families. >> you want to dance some more? ♪ i want to dance with somebody ♪ we'll do that in a minute. five ingredient appetizers that will get your new year's eve party at book club they were asking me what you're doing now, janice. blogging. your blog is just pictures of you in the mirror. it's called a fashion blog todd. well, i've been helping people save money with progressive's discounts. flo, can you get janice a job? [ laughs ] you should've stuck to softball! i was so much better at softball than janice, dad. where's your wife, todd? vacation. discounts like homeowners' multi-policy -- i got a discount on this ham.
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if you're hosting this new year's eve and still don't know what to feed your hungry guests quick appetizers made of five ingredient the or less. >> senior editor at food & wine magazine justin good morning. >> good morning. >> we sampled a few things and highly approve of all of them. >> incredible recipes just in time for new year's. everybody knows pigs in a blanket. these are hugs in a blanket. >> even better? >> so much better. what we're starting with are store bought puffed pastry. and, willie put the sausage right on top of the lower half here. >> sausage cooked already? >> this is a cooked sausage, but what we're going to do is brush a little egg wash on there roll it up nice and tight. show you how to do this. and then you're going to pop that in the freezer for ten minutes until it's nice and chilled. and then slice it. >> freezer first? >> yes. that will keep the puff pastry cold. pop it into the muffin tin at
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375 for 45 minutes. you get these incredible puffy little hugs in a blanket. >> i love pigs in a blanket. what kind of dip is this? >> that's just mustard with some honey in it. honey mustard. >> coarse grain mustard, that's nice. puff pastry cheese and fruit thing. >> great for everything. what we're doing, we rolled it out nice and thin. cut it in 1 1/2, 2-inch squares parchment paper and another baking sheet. keep it is nice and flat. after you bake it took about 35 minutes, you get these incredibly crisp crackers. you can top them with preserves, store bought like this cheese right on top of there. >> any type of cheese for this? >> any type of cheese that's pretty strong. this is a great bleu cheese. you can serve it like this or like that. >> so good. so is the hugs in a blanket.
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>> now my favorite. reinvented jalapeno popper. cut them in half. everybody's favorite cream cheese. take a little bit like this. put it right in there. who would like to fill some more? >> i'll do that. >> everything is better wrapped in bacon. >> it makes such a little bite-sized salty -- >> doesn't matter what's in the middle with bacon around it. >> exactly. we have some made already. you put it right into a hot skillet. you can hear the sizzle. >> how do you make sure you get all sides crispy? >> use some tongue ss, turn it. put it in a preheated oven. >> my turn to try. >> you should both try that. >> homemade potato chips right there? >> potatoes crisps. we're using the skins only. you throw them in some hot oil that you have here.
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it will start frying. and two to three minutes later you get these really fun crispy potato skins. because we make them extra special we'll add parmesan cheese and throw those back into the oven. >> plain peeled potatoes for mashed potatoes or anything else. >> that's sour cream with with chives. we have this really beautiful elegant dish which is smoked salmon wrap it around marinated artichokes with onion and crispy celery leaves. >> that's how you crispen those up in the oven. >> do you have a favorite? >> the bacon was pretty awesome. you didn't try the hugs in a blanket. that was fantastic. >> good to see you. >> thank you so much. can you name the top album of the year? sheinelle, dylan and i go toe to toe in a battle of cultural grandpa bode grandma said you used
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before we ring in the new year it's time to take a look back at the most popular pop culture trends. >> who has been paying the most attention as to what's been going on in the entertainment world this past year? >> good morning. >> you're wearing your hat. >> i am. willie glasses, hat. >> game on. >> something would be appropriate. >> use your noise makers to ring in. we will be keeping score. what was the top grossing movie of 2014? >> going to get a clue here in a second. >> i can give you a clue. you're going to get the answer there. you need a clue? just call my star lord. anybody? nothing? okay. let's take a look at the answer. the answer would be "guardians
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of the galaxy." number one movie of the year with 333 million. >> terrible clue. >> that was a terrible clue? >> who were the most googled celebrities of 2014? we should be looking at some photos here that will -- >> kim kardashian. >> jennifer lawrence. >> one point for each of you. the correct answer jennifer lawrence number one of the year. number two, kim kardashian. >> yea! >> there we go. and we are on the board. personifies most straemdeamed artist of 2014. >> it was me. >> that is incorrect. i will vote for you on spot if i later. >> she wasn't on spotify. >> we have a short clip of the song. >> okay. ♪ >> no but a second hint did he
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perform on the plaza this year. >> ed sheeran? and apparently we're rewarding a point even though you got it wrong. we're very lenient here. all the way back to march. special question for you. what film won best picture of the year at the academy awards? >> oh, come on. >> there's a little picture of it. let's take a look at it. if that clue's not doing it. and the answer "12 years a slave." no points awarded. dylan, who said she was going to lose is in the lead right now. >> the super bowl in this coming february katy perry will be the half time entertainment. >> correct is her answer. >> last february's half time star to a record audience. >> bruno mars. >> and there we go. we didn't even need the clue. >> thoroughly enjoyed it. >> the biggest audience for a
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half time show ever. 115.3 million viewers. >> he's not doing very well. >> top selling album for 2014. >> any clues? >> taylor swift. >> that is also incorrect. keep guessing taylor. eventually it will be correct. >> i think eventually. >> i would have said that too. >> there we go. >> "frozen" sound track. >> with 3.4 million, taylor is just behind with 3 million sold to date. >> good job. >> let's take a look at tv. what tv show just won its fourth emmy for best drama? here is a hint it just ended after five seasons. >> dylan? >> "homeland"? >> no. it's still on the air and has not had five seasons yet. brilliant guess otherwise. >> brian cranston. >> "breaking bad." >> there we go. >> one more fo for willie.
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which country won the world cup? >> what is germany. >> this is not jeopardy but we will accept that. one last question if we have time for it. >> no time. >> biggest winners -- >> taylor swift. >> it will be true eventually. >> macklemor and ryan lewis. there we go. dylan gets that. >> i win that? >> yes, you do. >>
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley. good morning bill. >> good morning, tracy. we're seeing more sunshine now but temperatures will be very slow to warm up. you can see breaks in the clouds over center city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. we drop down from 41 degrees overnight and now we're at 41 degrees. temperatures a little bit warmer at wilmington by a degree but still looking at 30s north and
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west. clouds slowly moving out but staying chilly with temperatures in the middle to upper 40s. today an autopsy is scheduled for a 10-year-old boy killed by a police car in gloucester county. the boy was walking with two friends around 7:00 last night. he triedy ediedy edied to cross the street and was hit by a police car responding to a call. witnesses say the car did not have lights or sirens on. the prosecutor's office is investigating. we have new video just in from north philadelphia where crews were called out to a row house fire on north 28th street about two hours ago. the fire was quickly brought under control in about 15 minutes and no one was hurt. meantime investigators say a house fire in berks county that killed two people does not appear to be suspicious. it broke out on spruce street and reeding last night. neighbors say an elderly couple lived there. a few hours ago crews boarded up the home. we'll have another local update in 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and
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life's running out of shaving stuff. and thankfully being able to find backups. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> yeah. everybody, we are so excited. >> why? >> to welcome you to this fun day monday december 29th. you know why? >> why? >> today is the big day. it is finally here it is the world premiere of the most highly anticipated musical of the season -- >> called "today! the musical." >> that's not all. funny guy tim stack from entertainment weekly takes us through the highlights of 2014. >> can we talk about the musical for one more second before we gloss over it? >> yes. >> okay this musical came about, kathie lee wrote this musical and included a whole bunch of people from our own
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staff. >> can i tell you the truth of what really happened? >> what? >> let's show a sneak peek so people get a taste and then tell. watch. >> okay. ♪ this is today and just like every day ♪ ♪ we rise and shine and we are fine ♪ ♪ and we drink wine ♪ ♪ anchors away ♪ >> just a little taste. the truth is a year ago with the big success of "the sound of music," one of the senior producers a month later says to me we need to do "today! the musical." and i said what a stupid idea. and then she said and you need to write it. and i said that's even dumber. she said no no no think about it. i said what is the story? there has to be a story. she said you'll figure it out. i said what is the talent pool? she said none. how many time? about 18 minutes. you can't write a musical in 18 minutes. i started going around everybody and said zach do you sing?
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no. all the guys -- do you -- no. do you dance? no. nobody did anything. until one day -- >> yes. >> i said to sal, i said sal, do you sing? he said i sing. what? a little. i went oh my gosh sal. the next time i saw sal, i said sal -- ♪ he goes -- ♪ then i said -- ♪ and he said -- ♪ >> what did you say? ♪ >> i went okay there is our leading man. i wrote the musical on the way from jfk to l.a.x., i started it when i got in the plane and at the end it was the end and it was -- we had a little musical. it cracks me up that the other one i did that came to broadway took 13 years. this one took about six hours. and it shows. >> regis is the star.
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let's watch regis. here is a little bit of regis in action. >> you got to go for your dreams. ♪ sometimes you got to swim upstream ♪ >> i told you. i told you. >> well stay tuned, because in our next half hour we're actually going to run the entire musical. and it is going to be awesome! >> and i'm going to call my agent to get my new job somewhere. okay. apparently it was the year -- everybody is talking about taylor swift this year and beyonce. but in reality, it was katy perry's year wasn't it? >> if you were to ask me whose year it was in music, i would say taylor swift or beyonce, they have been knocking it out of the park. but katy perry is the standout star of 2014. here's why. her video dark horse was named youtube's most watched video of the year 718 million views. it is a great video. she's the queen of twitter. she is the most followed person
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on twitter. >> on the planet. >> with 60 million followers. >> that's a 6 and an 0. that's ten million more than the president. justin bieber is number two. >> i had almost 300,000. >> you're on a roll. >> i'm on a roll. >> that's amazing. she didn't really have -- she had a couple of songs this year but it wasn't her big year. but she is performing at the super bowl and she's -- >> she's got a lot going on. >> incredibly talented. >> i like her. >> really great. >> men are more turned on by the history documentary than a kissing scene in "titanic." >> if you were to sit your husband down and say to him, let's watch "titanic," okay -- >> in the hopes it gets him in the mood. >> doesn't work. doesn't work. they're better at watching a history documentary. >> like this one. ken burns. >> a great one. >> and build a future. >> we had the best crop that we had had in 1929. and everything was looking -- >> clearly.
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>> yes. i can see frank right now, he's at home going, honey, get home. >> that is so crazy. but they say, you know what's funny, they say men don't like -- the "titanic" is the buildup to the kiss and -- >> we're dying. but that's why men like porn with no story. >> they do? >> yes. men like porn. >> how do you know hoda? >> that's what they say. they do. they do. they don't like the pregame. and women like the romance that leads to -- >> my mom was so funny when i was growing up if there was a love scene and stuff like that i would look over at my mother and she would be going -- >> can i -- >> almost falling over. just so into it. >> you know the show "the affair". >> no i don't. but you say it is as hot as can be. >> it shows you the stuff that is the turn on is the forbidden stuff. >> sadly true. >> but you can't help what you're thinking when you see it because it is so exciting. >> i heard that people that are together don't like to watch
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with their partner because this could be so a reality in our lives. >> right. it is. but those kind of saucy, forbidden forbidden, sneaky, they're a real turn on. >> we're going to play a game we don't know what it is. it is called makeout, marry or move on. >> three celebs -- >> the story of hoda's life. >> you know what? we're going to decide who to make out with who to marry and who to move on. here is the first one. okay. joe manganiello, matt damon, johnny depp. >> makeout. >> i say makeout know manganiello. i say marry matt damon. >> and i say move on from johnny depp. is that johnny depp or martin sheen? >> you would marry who? >> matt. >> you would, okay great. excellent. we both agree. matthew mcconaughey blake
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shelton, hugh jackman. i want to marry blake. >> i'm going to make out with blake and move on from matthew. >> hugh jackman --, he's for you. >> you don't care for class? >> what are you talking about? i like the bad boys. next. steven tyler, denzel washington justin timberlake. >> you're going to -- >> i think i'm making out with denzel and marrying justin. >> okay. >> we're not fighting. this is good. >> last one, i'm so excited. >> i love this game. >> let's play on. >> robert downey moving on from jack nicholson, my gosh. >> making out with robert downey jr. and marrying channing tatum. >> who could be my son, but who cares. >> my grandson but, you know what we don't judge. >> by the way, i love that game. amanda great game. i love it. >> make out, marry or move on. next. all right. >> all right. >> favorite things.
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okay my friend louise duart has a friend she lives on martha's vineyard. and she sent me the most adorable 2015 calendar called vineyard sea dogs. >> i can't. >> $16. part of the proceeds go to the animal shelter of martha's vineyard. let me show you this one. this one is february. look. box of chocolates. look at this. so it is just adorable. every single one will break your heart. sweetest thing in the world. what you got? >> i've been trying not to have sweets for a while. by now i'm probably off the wagon. but this is sinful. it is the reese's spread peanut butter and chocolate mix. it is $3 and you can buy it at grocery stores. you can just dunk the apple in. >> how many calories? >> i want to see, one second.
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what does it say? calories. >> you're taking up time. we could be talking to our star. >> two tablespoons, 190? >> there you go. >> oh! wait. >> sal. >> hello, sal. >> sal. oh my gosh sal. >> he had to bring in his own prop because he is sal the prop guy. >> what is your job on the "today" show. explain. >> tell us what you do. >> i'm the prop guy. i move your desk in the morning, i get your wine in the morning, matt's coffee everything else. >> so you always -- you're a singer and a performer. but you never had a chance to do much of it publicly? >> i have but not this much exposure. this is fantastic. >> you realize because you did the musical that this could end a career before it starts a career. you know that. >> i'm 100% aware of that completely. >> we're hoping somebody out there will see you, sal, see what i saw when you sang for me see how delicious you are, and a great performer you are. >> sing something. >> he's going to sing in a
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moment. >> that's true. >> and i know sal, your family is excited about this for you. >> they are ecstatic. they said finally, all that money that we spent for college is finally coming through. >> didn't realize until after he sang and sang for me and we decided this was going to be the story, you went to the fame school. >> i did. >> you are a member of s.a.g. and -- >> equity. >> equity. we didn't know any of that. >> we just thought he brought coffee. excellent. >> it is almost time. >> love you so much. >> you are awesome in this. everybody is going to discover that. >> here it comes, the world premiere of "today! the musical." >> and tim stack is here with entertainment highlights of the year. >> and what is coming in the new year right after this. (kids laughing) you know i tried one of those bargain paper towels but i had to use so many sheets per spill the roll just disappeared. i knew i should've bought bounty bounty is 2x more absorbent and strong when wet. just look how much longer bounty lasts
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it's that time of year when we look at the world of entertainment to see who had a great 2014 and who will have a better '15. >> there are a few who had not the greatest 12 months and hopefully have better luckier next years . our dear friend tim stack -- >> i used to be fond of him, but not so much. >> i love you, hoda. good-bye. >> chris pratt is having one heck of a year. >> yes, yes. chris pratt, he is. he's having the best year of his life. he starred in "the lego movie ,"
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one of the voices in that. gheiigantic and then starred in "guardians of the galaxy," over $3 million, gigantic like a bona fide movie star now. and he's in the next "jurassic park." he's in "jurassic world," this is "guardians of the galaxy," the lead and this is "jurassic world." >> he's very cute. >> very handsome. >> sweet guy, too. >> so kind and sweet. married to anna ferris. they have a son together. a great guy. in 2015 parks and rec will be wrapping up. >> i love your living room. >> i love it. the tv the big screen and everything. >> i know. >> so reese witherspoon. >> let me use my clicker. much like last year was -- this is the reese-a-thon. she produced "gone girl" and that movie and also developed
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"wild" which she stars in and she's amazing in. >> oscar buzz for that. >> phenomenal. the movie is -- >> s.a.g. awards or golden globe? >> nominated for everything. she has a good chance at winning but she plays a woman who goes on a thousand mile hike by herself, in order to find herself. and it is like she wears no makeup just a great, great performance. >> she looks 12 years old. >> she doesn't age. >> she'll be with sofia vergara. >> she's doing a comedy with sofia vergara called "don't mess with texas". >> huge year for taylor swift. >> yes. >> huge. >> she's swift. >> hello. >> swift. she had an amazing huge year. she released "1989" and huge her biggest album to date now. sold so many copies. she performed everywhere. the woman is selling that -- >> she knows how to sell it.
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>> i feel like she set -- she set a new template on how to sell a record don't you think? >> yes. she releases teases. she's engaged on social media. >> brings her fans home. >> she just turned 25. had a crazy start to her birthday. >> a few weeks ago at billboard awards she went and surprised a young girl at her bridal shower and that was the girl who introduced her at the billboard awards. so she does -- she's very close with her fans. >> very savvy. she'll be launching her tour in 2015 which will be gigantic. >> will you tell us about beyonce? >> beyonce also had a huge year. everyone loves beyonce. >> moneymaker. >> we have to talk about her show. she obviously, she dropped that secret album last year and it has been basically just making so many singles off that album. people just love it. she released this amazing video for her song "7/11," she shot in hotel rooms, looks like it cost
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5 bucks but it is amazing. she and jay-z, you know they battled all those divorce rumors and they're still together and a great run. >> singer sam smith was great. but was he having a good year you think? >> yes. sam smith, great year. >> not a great year you're saying, for johnny depp. >> yes, this is sam. not a great year for johnny depp. he was in "transcendence," huge bomb a terrible movie, and then -- >> and "lone ranger". >> not having a great streak at the box office. he was at the hollywood film awards and gave this weird rambling speech. he's "into the woods" for two minutes. yeah. >> all right. >> but he's not having a great year but returning to "the pirates" franchise, exciting. >> i think it is so over. like three of them and come on. >> i don't know. okay. >> our guys know. >> i'm trying to be positive at this time of year.
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>> i wish him all the best incredibly talented but come on a new story. >> don't get so negative in my living room. >> our set, tim. >> this is where i live. >> thank you, sweetie. >> happy new year. >> thank you, tim. >> just moments away from the premiere of "today! the musical." >> don't say we didn't warn you. >> is your phone ringing? you could be our next fan of the week but probably not. >> doubtful. >> find out after this. it's taco tuesday. man: you're not coming. i took mucinex to help get rid of my mucusy congestion. mr. mucus: oh, right then i'll swing by in like 4 hours... just set aside a few tacos for me. man: forget the tacos! one pill lasts 12 hours. i'm good all day. mr. mucus (to himself): wait! your loss. i was going to wear a sombrero. [announcer:] only mucinex has a bi-layer tablet that starts fast, and keeps working. not 4, not 6, but 12 full hours. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. oh, i love game night. ooh, it's a house and a car! so far, you're horrible at this, flo. yeah, no talent for drawing, flo. house! car! oh, raise the roof!
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scenes in the pocono mountains from camelback, making the sunshine fade in and out. the clouds blowing through. but the temperature is rising, 31 in the mountains. 39 in pottstown. philadelphia is stuck at 41 degrees. a slow warm-up. we'll see more and more sunshine this afternoon. afternoon temperatures in the 40s. in about a half hour a rally in support of police will begin in north philadelphia. state representative curtis thomas will hold a briefing outside his office at 11:00. a statement from his office says he will commend the philadelphia police department for its integrity. he will also call for an expansion of police advisory committees regular police meetings with the community, and additional bike police. meantime police in bucks county say a man who was shot -- who shot an intruder trying to break into his apartment will not face charges. this happened last night on bobolink drive in bensalem. the burglar broke into one apartment and stole a dog and then he tried to get into a second apartment, and the resident shot him there.
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the suspect is in critical condition. this afternoon setup will begin for the annual new year's eve fireworks show along the delaware river. workers will start loading the shells that will be used onto barges at the navy yard. these fireworks shows use more than 4,000 devices and 4 tons of explosives. you can catch the fireworks shows at 6:00 p.m. and midnight on new year's eve. philadelphia and camden have celebrated the new year with fireworks along the waterfront for the last 24 years. we'll have a full hour of news coming up in 30 minutes. see you then.
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♪ we're back on this fun day monday with more of "today" and the time has finally arrived. >> okay. everybody. sit back. get ready to see the world premiere of "today! the musical." >> and now, it's time for "today! the musical." starring regis philbin, and the cast and crew of "today." ♪ this is "today" and just like every day ♪ ♪ we rise and shine and we are fine ♪ ♪ and we drink wine ♪ ♪ it's anchors away this is "today" and just like every day ♪
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♪ i call the shots he swaerzears a lot ♪ ♪ [ bleep ] i do not ♪ ♪ this is "today" they come in looking like -- so we make sure they look much younger than they are ♪ ♪ it is a great day to make them look like they're a star ♪ ♪ we cut and style their hair ♪ ♪ and we pretend to care ♪ ♪ but we swear that there are ring tones everywhere ♪ ♪ this is "today" this is "today" ♪ ♪ and just like every day ♪ ♪ we cook our recipe ss ♪ ♪ try not to sneeze a-choo ♪ ♪ we don't care we eat it anyway ♪ ♪ thank you ♪
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♪ no one knows what the heck we do ♪ ♪ we like to act as if we're in the know ♪ ♪ do they even watch the show ♪ ♪ this is "today" we made sure you can hear ♪ ♪ while they pretend to be sincere ♪ ♪ while we produce it year after year ♪ ♪ we make sure we souffle and bake and stir ♪ ♪ it's all a big blur ♪ ♪ we love the guests we love to patch ♪ ♪ we flush all the toilets ♪
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♪ still nobody has a clue ♪ ♪ as to exactly what we do ♪ ♪ but we still do it anyway ♪ ♪ we all do it every day ♪ ♪ this is this is "today" ♪ >> okay guys. let's set up for the regis philbin rehearsal. ♪ ♪ every day's a good day for everyone but me ♪ ♪ seems everybody else's dreams come true ♪ ♪ but still i have
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a longing ♪ ♪ no one else can see but do the thing that i was born to do ♪ ♪ but not today and tomorrow's not looking good either ♪ ♪ yet every day is a good day ♪ ♪ when fortune smiles and wipes the tears away ♪ ♪ for my family's sake my heart will have to wait ♪ ♪ until that dream comes true for me some day ♪ ♪ but not today and tomorrow's not looking good either ♪ >> move it. regis it on the way. >> sorry, jerry. >> he's always sorry. >> such a loser. >> singer. >> loser. ♪ not today ♪ you don't need to think about the energy
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so exciting. welcome back to our production of "today! the musical." >> in our last act we met sal our long suffering prop guy with the magnificent voice longing to be in the spotlight. >> could it become a reality when he meets regis philbin? >> i'm not sure. sal's day gets off to a rocky start. >> oops. >> i'm sorry, mr. lauer. >> now i got to repress my designer slacks. alex? >> i'm here matt. >> five minutes top. i got to look as good as that regis philbin. >> you got it, matt. >> i sure do. >> oh. >> drink it in ladies. >> again, matt really. it is the third time this week. >> did your mommy give you those? >> you're making me -- >> get it while it lasts. >> you got to hurry up. there is a polar vortex coming down fifth avenue and who stole my pajama bottoms?
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>> oh gentlemen. >> this is it. surely he's ready to quit. >> don't call my shirley. >> oh thanks wanda. >> it is susan. >> regis likes wanda better. it is weirder. >> okay. you got it. >> let me take a look. take a look at regis. i'm out of control! >> press the pants. i have to do this. >> this sauce is too bland. give me the chilies and the hot stuff. >> not that one. the hot one. >> the one that curls your toes? >> yes. >> the one that puts air in your esophagus? >> yes. the special one i keep locked up. guaranteed to knock martha stewart on her skinny little -- >> you got it, bianca. >> i sure do. take that, you perfectly cooked
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pork chop. ♪ >> oh. i'm sorry, mr. philbin. i'm not myself today. >> listen was that you just in there? >> yeah just a one-seater. >> that was fantastic! >> i'm not really -- i was hoping for number two. >> please. no you're singing i'm talking about. >> my singing? you could hear he? >> absolutely. and you were great. i thought it was josh groban. you know who he is? >> sort of. >> you're so much better. >> wow. it is just me sal, sal cacciato from props. >> props? the musical? >> no props, the job. >> no no way. with chops like that forget about the props. i was a prop guy once. you got to be on broadway pal.
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>> really? >> that's where you're headed. >> but mr. philbin, but i -- ♪ there's no buts about it ♪ ♪ you got to go for the gold ♪ ♪ you got to go out and get it ♪ ♪ before someone else gets it and you get old ♪ ♪ there's no buts about it you got to give it a try ♪ ♪ you got to go out and do it ♪ ♪ before someone else does it and you just die ♪ ♪ you got to stop it where do you think i'd be ♪ ♪ i kept sitting there on my butt ♪ ♪ singing the blues in a hopeless rut ♪ ♪ a ways to go like old king tut ♪ ♪ there's no buts about it you got to go
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for your dreams ♪ ♪ and just like salmon sometimes you got to swim upstream ♪ ♪ i got to do it myself reach out and shout it ♪ ♪ grab the dream off the shelf ♪ ♪ in a different way towards a bright new future and a brand-new day ♪ ♪ when are you going to do do it, sal ♪ ♪ i don't know today ♪ ♪ is that your final answer ♪ ♪ i love this dance oh! matt lauer couldn't do this in a million years ♪ ♪ hey, there's no buts no buts
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welcome back to our extraordinary production of "today! the musical." >> extraordinary is the word. in our last act, sal, our prop guy, with the amazing voice, who dreams of a better life runs into the one and only regis philbin. >> regis encourages sal to reach for his dreams today. but upstairs the director of the kitchen brews up in somesome strong sauce to take down celebrity chefs standing in the way of her fame. >> but the dish ends up in the wrong hands. >> thanks, mr. philbin. you're so nice. >> not really sal. but you know you're a fine singer incredibly well paid pitch man, just promise me you won't become one of those difficult show business jerks when you make it big.
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deal, kid? >> deal! >> wait. did you wash your hands thoroughly in that bathroom where i found you? regis can't afford to get sick. >> no of course not. i mean yes, i washed thoroughly and of course you can't gitet sick, mr. philbin. who could go on for you? you're a legend. >> exactly. but regis is hungry right now. is there any food around in this place? >> bianca is always cooking up something great in the kitchen. >> wait what is that i smell? >> meatballs. >> i think you're right. >> so get it. get the meatballs, sal. seize the beef. >> you got it! be right back. >> hoda isn't it so sad about sal's family? >> what happened? >> every single member needs a brand-new spleen. >> you're kidding. >> i gave him a bible and 27 of my inspirational books and three of my gospel cds and told him i'd be praying for him and his family every day. >> of course you did. help me.
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>> regis, you had all this success for so long, so very -- just freaking long. you can do no wrong. >> how does that make you feel reege? >> today, i got a whole pain and making sounds and -- >> excuse me. >> no i'm sorry. i really am. >> you still got two minutes and 30 seconds to go in the interview. >> i need air freshener. >> i ate meatballs with sauce on them and it sent my vocal cords on fire. >> fire! >> mr. philbin, are you okay? >> sal, i think it is pretty obvious i'm in excruciating agony. but thank you for asking. >> somebody call 911. >> call my agent. >> i need to get to a hospital fast. >> better hurry, there is a sharknado coming in on the hudson. >> i'm out of here! >> it's almost mine! >> don't worry, an ambulance is
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on its way. it should be here in about an hour or so. >> i want my kathie lee. >> oh i bet. don't worry. i'll stay with you. >> you're a good kid. with a bright future. >> and a good job. >> the wrong job. >> but mr. philbin -- >> sal we have been over this but stuff over and over again. we don't have the time to reprise the song. we don't. >> we don't? you're right. >> sal, you got to do what you got to do. do it for me. you got what it takes. you got it sal. go get it! >> you're right. >> sal? where did sal go? ♪ >>. ♪ this is my moment it is time to seize my dream ♪ ♪ leave the darkness in the past ♪ ♪ this is my moment there's no more waiting in the wings ♪ ♪ i don't have to keep
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moving things ♪ ♪ because i can hear horns and sing ♪ ♪ >> sal, great. but people have a short attention span. let's go get it. ♪ okay ♪ ♪ this is "today" just like every day ♪ ♪ you'll never know how things might go ♪ ♪ today could be the best day of the whole life that you've got ♪ ♪ give it your best shot ♪ ♪ but get up get up this is this is "today" ♪
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that's our musical today. we want to thank our special guest star regis philbin and sal, you're going to broadway! thank you, everybody! >> how about it? >> we also want to thank my good friend david friedman my good friend david wild. they work with me on "everyone has a story" and they're members of the "today" show family and they did the music and the beautiful -- >> and what about you? >> no no no. >> what about you? no kathie lee gifford. >> it takes a village. it takes a whole team here. we want to thank the cast and crew of our show for all their
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hard work on "today! the musical." and jimmy gaines our director. >> that was a lot of fun. >> and jk long our producer. >> jk long. >> and everybody else. tomorrow, all about the bra. are you kidding me? >> yes, it is. >> oh who cares? >> we have to talk about the bra. >> bye.
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nbc 10 news starts now. right now at 11:00 a.m. a search for answers in the tragic death of a gloucester county 10-year-old. investigators trying to determine if the police officer who hit and killed this child was following departmental procedures. an autopsy is scheduled on a 10-year-old who was bit and killed by a police officer responding to a call. nbc 10's jesse gary live outside of the franklin township police department. jesse, do we know if the officer was driving with emergency lights and sirens turned on and is that mandatory when responding to a


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