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breaking news out of france. >> you can always get updates with the nbc 10 appch thanks for watching. have a great day. . h thanks for watching. have a great day. thanks for watching. have a great day. . upstate new york. rescuers desperately trying to reach them for the past nine hours. we'll be there live. it wasn't you, or anyone for that matter. no winners in the powerball jackpot, which means saturday's drawings will be the largest ever. how big? we'll tell you. second thoughts? >> sure, i regret it every day. >> vice president joe biden opens up about his decision not to run for president. donald trump gains an unlikely ally in his effort to question ted cruz's eligibility in the race. stage crasher. a strange moment at people's choice awards at a stranger
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takes over the mike during an acceptance people. before literally getting the boot from sharon osbourne. today, thursday, january 7th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. if you call it powerball fever, when the jackpot is $450 million, what are we going to do saturday? >> going to explode. spontaneous human combustion. >> after taxes, it's pretty good. >> getting interesting. >> we'll that have in a minute. breaking news. the race to free a group of miners who have been trapped for hours more than 70 stories below ground in upstate new york. tom costello is following the latest on this rescue operation. >> the fire department calling this a major rescue operation
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that's playing out as we speak. they've brought in a giant crane to help free 17 miners who have been trapped all night underneath the cayuga salt mine. they're planning to lower a basket down to lift out the miners two or three at a time. the 17 miners became trapped about 10:20 last night when they were headed down to the mine. 2,300 feet below ground, starting their shift. the mine operator cargill says none of the trapped miners is injured and rescuers have been able to lower down water, heat packs and blankets to them. unclear how long it might take to lift them all to safety. the mine has been operating since 1922. it processes 2 million tons of road salt each year. guys, back to you. >> we'll keep an eye on that. tom costello, thank you. bad news if you were hoping to wake up this morning as the nation's newest
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multi-millionaire. there was no powerball jackpot winner last night. the $500 million plus rolls over into saturday night. it's going to get crazy good on saturday. nbc's kerry sanders is back on powerball watch again. kerry, good morning. >> good morning. if you're waking up this morning and you got to go to work and you're sad, maybe this will cheer you up. take a look at how much larger the jackpot is when they do the it on saturday. before you take your tickets and rip them up before you lost, look at the numbers that were pulled last night. this would have been a record jackpot at $550 million. it would have been the fourth largest jackpot. there was at least one winner. somebody got $1 million on their ticket in the houston area. here are the numbers again. the powerball numbers are 2, 11, 47, 62, 63 and that powerball
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number was 17. no winners there. the ticket buying frenzy will get crazier. yesterday, when the ticket value of the jackpot was going to be $550 million, they were selling more than 1,300 tickets a second. a tremendous number of tickets being sold. now it's $675 million. consider this, guys, that is more than the budgets of some tiny nations. it's a lot of money. >> well put, kerry. it's a lot of money. thank you very much. let's move to politics now. in the presidential race, donald trump is escalating his attacks on republican rival ted cruz, reiterating questions about the texas senator's eligibility to run for president. another prominent republican is suggesting the issue is worth looking into. peter alexander has the latest. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. wait until you hear who is siding with donald trump on this
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one. it's senator john mccain. trump says he doesn't want to undermine ted cruz. this morning, praising him on twitter for renouncing his canadian citizenship 18 months ago. but cruz is accusing trump of simply trying to distract from the real issues in the race by making political noise. >> are you ready? >> reporter: donald trump trying to find out whether ted cruz, born in canada, is allowed to be president of the u.s. >> how do you run against a democrat, whoever it may be, and you have this over your head, if they bring a lawsuit. >> reporter: cruz dismissed his concerns. >> the laws of the united states are straight forward. the very first congress defined it as a natural born citizen. >> reporter: trump is finding an unlikely ally in john mccain. >> he's not a war hero. >> war hero. >> because he was captured. >> reporter: the party's 2008 nominee, born in the panama
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canal zone, a u.s. territory. >> it's different from being born on foreign soil. i think there is a question. i am not a constitutional scholar, but i think it's worth looking into. i don't think it's illegitimate to look into it. >> reporter: while trump dominates nationally, a former chairman tells nbc news, now, the hawkeye state looks like it's cruz's to lose. trump is also accusing his rival of being a copycat on immigration. this cruz ad hit the air. >> it'd be different if bankers were crossing the rio grande. we will build a wall that works. >> politicians don't know how to build the wall or anything. i'll build a wall. >> reporter: marco rubio is redefining boots on the ground. mocked for this. a vote for marco rubio is a vote for men's boots. carly fiorina calling him out.
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yeah, marco rubio, but can you rock these? i wore my loafers this morning. trump's next rally is in burlington, vermont, home to bernie sanders. local police there are seriously concerned about over ticketing. the campaign issued about 20,000 tickets to a 1,400 seat venue. the residents being warned to expect overflow demonstrations in the streets. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. >> does it come down to shoes? one man who didn't get into the presidential race, vice president joe biden. now, he is expressing some regret over that decision. nbc's senior white house correspondent chris jansing has that part of the story. good morning. >> good morning, matt. joe biden has always been a politician who wears his heart on his sleeve. more than two months after he stood here in the rose garden, president obama, at his side, to announce he would not run for
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president. biden says candidly, he wishes things were different. >> sure, i regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family and for me. and i plan on staying deeply involved. we've got two good candidates. >> that decision was made with his head, not his heart, following the death of his son beau. he concluded it was too late to mount a challenge to hillary clinton and bernie sanders. at 73, this would have been biden's last shot at his lifelong dream of becoming president. he said the democratic primary now is, quote, what i expected. matt and savannah? >> chris, thanks very much. president obama is giving us a rare sneak preview of what we can expect to hear during his final state of the union address next tuesday. >> what i want to focus on in this state of the union address, not just the remarkable progress we've made, not just what i want to get done in the year ahead,
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but what we all need to do together in the years to come. the big things that will guarantee an even stronger, better, more prosperous america for our kids. >> presidential aids described it as nontraditional, taking a big picture approach to the challenges facing our country. we'll talk to the president about that address and other issues facing him in his final year in office when we take our entire show to the white house next tuesday. vice president joe biden is also going to join us live. another hot button issue in washington on the campaign trail and internationally, north korea's claim of a successful hydrogen bomb test. u.s. officials are casting doubt this morning, but it has reignited concerns about that nation's military advances. andrea mitchell is following this story again for us. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. the u.s. says north korea's nuclear test is a grave test. even though the white house doubts it actually tested a hydrogen bomb. even if pyongyang is bluffing,
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there's no stopping north korea's unpredictable young leader. >> reporter: he is young, untested and has his finger on the nuclear button. kim jong-un, commander in chief of a million man army, missiles and a nuclear arsenal. for the fourth time, testing a nuclear bomb, and setting off a political explosion from republican candidates. >> we have this madman over there who probably would use it, and nobody talks to him other than dennis rodman. >> he's a lunatic, and he's dangerous. this administration has done nothing about it. >> this underscores the gravity of the threats we are facing right now, and also the sheer folly of the obama-clinton foreign policy. >> reporter: was it an intelligence failure? u.s. satellites spotted suspi o suspicious funnels.
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>> what's important is not that only the world take action, but china take action. >> has the administration put enough pressure on china? >> we've put a considerable amount of pressure on china. it appears we may need more. >> reporter: more talks than action. if diplomacy doesn't work, is there a military option? the u.s. has 28,500 troops in south korea. 54,000 more troops in the region, including the uss ronald reagan aircraft strike group. and an air force base on okinawa. >> nothing has slowed kim jong-un's drive for nuclear weapons. experts say he's trying to build the most modern, survivable and lethal arsenal he can. an incident at a police station in paris involving a man armed with a knife. it's being investigated as potential terrorism. let's go to kelly cobiella. what are you hearing?
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>> this happened just in the past couple of hours at a police station in northern paris. you'll remember today is the anniversary of the "charlie hebdo" attacks, and there were commemorations happening in relation to that anniversary. what we understand, and a lot of this is unconfirmed at this point, is a man with a knife entered this police station in northern paris. there are unconfirmed reports there were wires extending from his clothing and he may have had some sort of suicide belt on. also, unconfirmed reports by nbc news that he shouted before brandishing this knife. a lot of this still coming in, still developing. he was shot and killed at that police station in that neighborhood in northern paris, which has been locked down as police investigate. again, savannah, a lot of these details about whether or not there was, in fact, a suicide vest, and whether or not this was a potentialter ru terrorist attack, still unconfirmed.
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we'll let you know as we hear more. savannah? >> kelly cobiella, thank you. let's turn to a round of dangerous el nino powered storms wreak wreaking havoc across california. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer, a few miles north of los angeles this morning. what can you tell us? >> matt, good morning. the l.a. river has dipped a bit, but it's been surging for days. for so many yehere, it's been t much water, too quickly. >> reporter: overnight, more rain, another washout. this, the latest in a series of storms fueled by el nino. homes aresubmerged. this professor wading through class. the lesson goes on. where there was fires days ago, there are now torre ents of mud.
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voluntary evacuations downhill, where homes could be buried in landslides. >> we've done a lot of preparation. there's a whole bunch of sandbags around the house. >> reporter: with 19 million bracing for flash flooding, the warm waters from el nino are contributing to a conveyer belt of storms. slamming california one after another. in the northern part of the state, the forecast calls for 15 inches in 16 days. after years of dry conditions, california is now seeing tornado warnings, funnel clouds and mudslides. like the mounting damage, this morning, more rain is coming. >> and it's not just rain. we're seeing feet of snow in the mountains. this nasty weather should taper off later on today. guys, it'll be right back here later on this weekend. >> miguel, thank you very much. if you're trying to eat healthier in the new year, the u.s. government is out with new dietary guidelines.
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among the recommendations, limit your intake of added sugars often found in beverages and processed foods, and saturated fats, to 10% of your daily calories. also, watch the sodium. the government recommends no more than 2,300 milligrams per day for between aged 14 and older. develop healthy eating patterns, including a diet rich in vegetables, foods, protein, low fat dairy. some experts say the guidelines don't go far enough. >> one of the guidelines might be confusing to people. we'll talk about that later on. let's turn to the people's choice awards. the unwelcomed guest on stage. an intruder rushed the stage. >> we think of ourselves as the odd balls of tv, or we say we're like a -- >> yes, sir. >> you ain't going to pull no steve harvey up in here.
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>> no, sir! no, sir! security! >> after the man was given the boot from sharon osbourne, he was handcuffed by police and later released. i think an interesting and not appropriate reference to steve harvey. >> why am i getting blamed for this, too? >> exactly. >> but when things happen spontaneo spontaneously, you don't always say exactly what you should. >> i guess so. >> hi, al. >> i have experience with that. in the meanwhile, unfortunately, we were talking about el nino yesterday, that it was going to be a big problem in southern california. it continues. heavy showers and thunderstorms between santa maria and los angeles. as miguel almaguer eluded to, we have another storm coming this weekend. should be out in time for the golden globes, but we have flash flood watches from san diego and south. 13 million people under that. winter storm warning and watches
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for 1.5 million people. rockies in the southwest. warnings in the southern rockies. look at the flood watch. 2 to 3 more inches until 11:00, through san diego and northern california. 2 inches in some spots there in northwestern california. more heavy snow through the rockies. we're looking some areas picking up 5 to 10 inches of snow locally. could be 24 inches or more. 7,000 feet and higher. we're going to get to your local fo
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>> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning a. good warm-up. partly sunny skies, in the low 40s, like yesterday, the wind stays light. another cold start, 29 degrees, 44 in the afternoon, partly sunny skies on friday. a chance we will see showers late friday and saturday. 52. the rain comes in with warmer weather on sunday. it's gone, though, by monday. 35, breezy, cold, a chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day. brazen criminal to you? the intense man hunt for the young woman behind a string of jewel heists all across the south. a lot of people wondering, is she part of a larger crime ring? high school basketball team's season cancelled amid allegations of hazing. three students facing charges as part of this long-standing
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door, let's get a check on the roads. >> tracy, we're seeing delays on 422. a combination of morning time volume. an accident on the eastbound side before route 29. you can see, we have that over on the left hand shoulder. not blocking the lanes right now. we have a 17 minute drive time. as for pass transit. we have no problems, the paco speed line. you want to check before you go. >> now it feels like winter. it's time to hit the slopes in the poconos. camelback has been making snow around the clock since the weekend him more than ten trails are ready for visitors. have you as to wait a few more days for snow tubing. >> that season begins on saturday. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. remember, you can get updates with the nbc news app with a free download.
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morning. it's the 7th day of january, 2016. katie couric's birthday, by the way. >> happy birthday. >> three days and counting until hollywood's biggest party of the year, the golden globes. there's a shot of los angeles. savannah, willie, tamron and i will get that started with the arrival special from the red carpet. we'll have the winners and the fashions and much more monday morning on "today." >> then from los angeles, we're going to washington, the white house. we'll be there live next tuesday. president obama will get set to deliver his final state of the union address that night. we'll talk to him and the vice president. we'll have unique access inside the nation's most famous home.
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it's a morning show first. >> los angeles on monday, and the white house on tuesday next week on "today." >> looking forward to it. >> little warm weather, little cooler weather. >> let's take a look at the headlines today. no jackpot winner. >> $675 million and growing. the largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. >> the odds are crazy but you might hit it. that's all that counts. the birther issue is back. >> doubts whether cruz born in canada is eligible to be president of the u.s. >> natural born citizen. vice president biden reveals a major regret of his career. >> any regrets to not throwing your hat in the ring? >> sure. i regret it every day, but it was the right decision for my family. kim jong-un, for the fourth time, testing a nuclear bomb. setting off a political explosion.
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>> united nations secretary general ban ki-moon condemned the test, saying it violated several u.n. resolutions. this morning, more rain is coming. the latest in a series of storms fueled by el nino. >> hammering large parts of california. triggering major problems across the state. some of today's headlines, also the man hunt for an elusive jewel thief. the young woman has struck in at least five different states and now the fbi is hearing she may be part of a larger criminal operation. here's gabe gutierrez. >> reporter: this morning, jewelry stores throughout the south are on alert and offering a reward for this woman's capture. the fbi believe she and an accomplice can be part of a sophisticated crime rieng. >> they are taking these items and tending them to, whether it be new york city or one of the larger cities in the united states. >> reporter: the jeweler
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security alliance else mastimat thinks they swiped over $4 million over the last nine months. the latest this week in north carolina. >> it's unusual. she doesn't really make the strongest efforts to conceal her identity. she wears big hats, dyed her hair. nonetheless, her face is exposed. >> reporter: most of the stores near outlet malls close to the highway. the woman believed to be communicating through an ear piece while her accomplice stands guard. >> it's brazen. they're not worried about anybody recognizing them. >> reporter: the fbi says she holds up employees with a gun she pulls from her purse. forcing them into a back room and zip tying them before she cleans house. investigators say she cases the stores beforehand, and they believe in at least one case, she scrapped the robbery at the last minute. >> it appears she doesn't have a criminal record, and she is not someone who is going to be
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identified through the na or anything else. >> reporter: it's a mystery with the makings of a hollywood screenplay. >> anna kendrick. >> reporter: someone suggested kendrick would be perfect to play the thief. >> she said, twist, it's me. >> she's a bold individual. >> reporter: authorities are hoping someone recognizes the real-life thief before she strikes again. request for "today," gabe gutierrez. >> you'd think they'd be able to catch her by now. the surveillance is so clear. >> so many times you get a glimpse of the side of a head from the surveillance cameras. she's looking right in it on purpose. >> she's primping a little bit. >> full head band in one shot. tennessee now, where allegations of hazing involving a high school basketball team is sending shock waves through a community. >> three players charged in the
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case. now, school officials are calling off the rest of that team's season, as parents of the alleged victims demand further action. >> reporter: a season cancelled and a community in crisis. three tennessee high school students are facing charges of aggravated rape and aggravated assault for brutal, alleged attacks on teammates during a hazing ritual. according to members of the ooltewah high school basketball team, four underclassman players were physically assaulted on december 22nd in a cabin where the team was staying during a tournament. one of those students, according to the victim report, was also sexually assaulted with a pool cue, receiving worse treatment because he spoke up to three of the players carrying out the attacks. the alleged attackers, two cough moth -- sophomores and one senior, have been kicked off the team, is suspended from school and charged. two are in custody. the freshman victim was released from the hospital after surgery
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and eight days of treatment. he's left the school. in a meeting wednesday night, hamilton county superintendent rick smith cancelled the basketball season. >> i'm extremely limited in what i can say or communicate public i. i am heartbroken about this. >> reporter: more students are speaking out. four students telling investigators the incident was not isolated. part of a standing tradition called beating in. alleging previous hazing also occurred in the locker rooms on campus with the lights off. the alleged rape victims family calling for the coach to be fired. other students say the ritual existed before he was coach. the coach's attorney now denying those claims of a hazing culture. telling nbc affiliate wrcb, the issue affecting our community is not haziing or bullying. rather, it is the unilateral decision of three individuals currently charged with a sexual
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offense. sexual offenses must not be reduced to popular buzzwords like hazing or bullying, ever. >> two of the juveniles charged in the case remain held, while one is out on bond. disturbing. >> really is. >> natalie, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> temperatures actually are going to start to moderate in the eastern half of the country, after we got a cold blast. the subtropical jet stream coming out of the south, causing all the rain back through california. look at this. by friday, temperatures anywhere from 5 to 10 degrees above average. st. louis will see 18 degrees above average at 55. boston, 40. washington, 47. saturday, warms up. lexington, kentucky, 54. new york city, 50. 59 in charleston. we're going to see a little low, the polar vortex breaking off. by saturday, 3 below in busin s bismarck. minneapolis, 4. 17 degrees below average.
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seattle seahawks going to be playing in minnesota. their coldest away game ever was 16 degrees december 3rd, 2006, at denver broncos stadium. we'll see colder conditions coming on sunday for them. we're going to take a look at that in a little bit. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley, partly sunny skies. in the lower 40s, like yesterday, the wind stays light. another cold start tomorrow morning, down to 29 degrees. 44 in the afternoon. partly sunny skies on friday a. chance we will see showers late friday into saturday. mostly cloudy saturday. 52. the rain comes in with warmer weather on sunday. it's gone, though, by monday. 35, breezy and cold. a chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day. . new trouble for chipotle. the restaurant chain is now
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criminal investigation. tom costello has been looking into it. >> the fda and u.s. attorney's office will not say what potential criminal matter the grand jury is investigating. it centers on a case in simi valley last summer, before a strick of outbreaks that has since sickened hundreds. >> reporter: more bad news for a once favorite fast food chain, struggling through an unprecedented series of food born illnesses. chipotle announcing a grand jury subpoenaed documents relating to a norovirus outbreak last summer in simi valley, california. 207 people were sickened and some hospitalized. the victim attorney, bill marler. >> severe stomach cramps, diarrhea. sometimes they need medical attention for rehydration. >> reporter: while a grand jury is looking into that outbreak, hundreds of others have been sickened in unrelated chipotle cases. including 5 people in nine
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they decided to live stream it. over half a million people around the world tuned in to check it out. here are some of the highlights. the attention grew, as well as the creativity. a guy poses with his surf board, taking pictures. this person, a smart person, grabs a raft to try to get across the puddle. helpful citizen coming in with a slippery when wet sign, placing it out there. there is riveting to people. several memes online. comedy corralentral uk. when someone successfully crosses the pond. people selected c eed samples o water to sell it on ebay. current bid, $69,900. >> come on! >> best water-based drama since ja jaws. we're all a little bored back at
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work. >> people need to read books. >> anything. >> chat. >> find a hobby. >> you, too, carson. >> you like live streaming? >> i do. >> the puddle? >> not crazy about the puddle. >> tell them about the twinkie. >> carson, thank you. >> welcome. coming up, prince george goes to school. the adorable photos from that first day. leonardo dicaprio or how far he went to bring the scenes in his new movie to life. you won't believe what our friend leo did for this role. we'll talk to him after your check of the local news and
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>> four minutes before 8:00. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> we have been enjoying sunshine, today could you describe have moved in. the most likely spot for sunshine in the mountains, that's all man made snow in blue mountain in the pocono mountains. it will be a warm-up. right now 18 degrees for mount pocono. 17 in allentown, it's just abovi
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comedian. prosecutors say both cases happened two long ago to legally file charges. cosby's next appearance in a courtroom have been postponed. he was scheduled to appear if kurt next thursday. cosby's attorneys requested the delay. the 78-year-old comedian was charged last week in montgomery county with sexual assault. he is accused of drugging a woman in 2004 inside his home in elkins park. you can always stay updated with
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♪ these are the days we've been waiting for ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the prince goes to preschool. we have the details on prince george's big first day. then getting grizzly. we go one on one with leonardo dicaprio about the grueling role that has many thinking he's a sh shoe in for a golden globe. >> it was the hardest, you know, film, professional thing, i've ever done. ♪ we never go out of style taylor times two. taylor swift has another look-alike to add to her list. why this uncanny doabppelganger
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might surprise you. thursday, january 7th, 2016. >> celebrating our birthdays on "today." >> good morning. i'm here checking off my bucket list, on the "today" show. >> good morning, maryland. >> good morning, dallas, texas, from the "today" show. >> grandma and grandpa, we love you. >> we miss you all! ♪ it's what i like about you >> good morning. ♪ what i like about you ♪ you really know how to dance >> good morning. 8:00 on "today." thursday, january 7th, 2016. it's a pretty crisp day out here on our plaza. we have a great crowd, braving the cold temps. >> you know what else is great? we have a great song playing in the background. >> good one. >> "what i like about you" by the romantics.
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pride and joy of detroit, michigan. >> throwback thursday. coming up, we'll help you earn more money in the coming year, including the best way to ask for a raise. it's always a little awkward. >> there is a right way and a wrong way. matt, you're going to interview golden globe's host rickey gerva gervais. >> i'm going to go to los angeles and do that. i'll do the show there tomorrow. you join me and others over the weekend. >> that's right. we'll do the preshow on sunday. we'll have a full wrapup monday morning, special show from l.a. on "today." >> before heading off to the white house on tuesday. let's go inside with natalie, the top stories of the morning. frightening situation in paris on the first anniversary of the "charlie hebdo" terrorist attack. police officers at a police station shot and killed a man armed with a knife.
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kelly cobiella is in london with more. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. at the mayor's office in the paris district, they're confirming a man armed with a knife tried to break into a police station in northern paris, shouting allahu akbar, and was shot and killed. it happened at noon today around popular tourist sites. there's a heavy police presence and two schools were put into lockdown as a precaution. police thought they saw wires from the man's jacket, possibly signs of a suicide belt. they sent in a remote device to inspect the body. the explosives were fake. all of this coming on the one-year anniversary of the "charlie hebdo" attacks. in fact, the french president and interior minister were both at a small commemoration with family members of the victims this morning when it happened. natalie, we understand the attack involved only one man and
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no one else was injured. natalie? >> kelly cobiella in london, thank you. after an all night operation, rescuers in upstate new york began pulling trapped salt miners to safety this morning. 17 men were stuck in an elevator 900 feet below group ground. the men were cold but not injured. rescuers sent water and heat packs to the miners until they were hoisted to safety. if you're getting on a plane, listen up. a driver's license will no longer be accepted as a form of id when getting on a domestic commercial flight from five u.s. states. illinois, minnesota, missouri, new mexico and washington state. the reason those five states have been ruled non-compliant under the real id act passed ten years ago, which outlines stricter standards for state-issued ids given by the government. in those states, you will also need a passport. to more on something we touched on earlier.
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updated dietary guidelines being released by federal regulators. nbc news's medical contributor is here with what you need to know about the recommendations. natalie, good morning. >> good morning. >> the headline here, of course, significant changes. for the first time, the committee is giving you a number for sugar. >> important distinction is this is added sugar. not the natural sugars from fruit. what they're saying is your added sugar should be no more than 10% of your daily caloric intake. if you have an average diet of 2,000 calories a day, that would equal 200 calories from sugar. what does that mean? it's going to be roughly 12 sea spoons of sugar, as much as would fit into this bowl. let translate that into actual food. a can of soda. a regular san of soda. you know the fun sized candy bars at home? the recrectangles? >> one can of soda and one of those is the added amount allowed.
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beverages, right, sodas and also processed food contain a lot of added sugar. >> certainly. also, they dropped some of the recommendations on cholesterol. what does this mean when it comes to buttery, meats, things we consume? >> we talked about this last year when the draft recommendation was first released. we know dietary ccholesterol, like in an egg, doesn't affect your cholesterol level in the majority of people. eggs are healthy foods. foods that may contain cholesterol don't have a lot of saturated fat, like eggs, so it's okay to eat. you want to limit the saturated fat to 10%, but the cholesterol, you don't have to worry so much about. >> watch what you eat is what it comes down to. >> across the board. >> thank you. a driver who is lucky to be
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alive has posted video of terrifying crash online. he was slipping through tunnels. he didn't realize there was a sharp curve ahead and shot off the cliff, rolling over several times. thankfully, he escaped unharmed. his ride, as you can tell, was a total loss there. millions of americans are getting a second chance at the huge powerball jackpot that went unclaimed wednesday night. nobody won the half billion dollar prize. saturday's drawing is an estimated $675 million. that will be the largest of any lottery game in u.s. history. let's go out and buy our tickets now, once again. >> hoda thinks she's -- look at her. she thinks she's going to win. >> there is a chance! >> not really. >> not really at all, no.
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>> never. >> by the way, hoda is here because she has a story about a big moment in the life of little prince george. >> absolutely. as parents, you know, they want their children to have a normal childhood. on george's first day of school, there was no fanfare. the duke and duchess dropping him off and sharing two pictures of the big day. no sign of nerves. prince george with a powder blue backpack and his mom behind the lens. kate practicing her photography skills and keeping reporters away. it's a change from the way prince william grew up. he was 3 years old when dozens of reporters captured every step of his first day at school back in 1985. its tradition. the cameras were there for young prince charles. but the playful prince george only had to face the media a handful of times in his two and a half years. most of the pictures we see are
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taken by family or a carefully chosen photographer. many in the comfort of their quiet country home. in the nearby village, locals say they fit in well. >> they're members of the community. >> reporter: george is spending his mornings at an affordable private school down the road. no photographers allowed. take a good long look. this could be the last we see of the young prince for a while. >> we don't know too much about prince george's first day of school. we do know that he will be attending part time. he's only two and a half. he's mixed in with other kids, some as old as 5 years old. if you're wondering about the cost of the school, $50 a day. you know, it's -- >> is that a good price? >> can't tell. >> is that a lot or little? >> seems like a lot to me. >> i don't know. it's good compared to new york, isn't it? >> anything compared to new york. >> thank you, hoda.
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>> his royal cheeks. up next, another photo getting attention for different reasons. remember the monkey selfie? on trending, we're going to get into the legal issues. also on the way, taylor swift. the story behind the photo that's been raising eyebrows. then we sit down with leonardo dicaprio. first, these messages. bleeding gums? you may think it's a result of brushing too hard. it's not. it's a sign of early gum disease which you can help reverse by using listerine® added to your brushing routine listerine® kills up to 99.9% of germs and helps reverse early gum disease in just two weeks. listerine® power to your mouth™ also try listerine® floss. it's advanced technology removes more plaque. but lets just get real, we also want to loose weight. what's great about the smartpoints program is you do both,
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with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. we're back at 8:13. time for what's trending. >> let's get down to business, or a little monkey business. remember the famous monkey selfie photo? this was a photo taken in 2011 by the monkey himself. here's what happened. the photographer left his camera unattended when the monkey took a snap. the photo it was said the photo belonged to the money, and the judge has spoken, declaring the copyright cannot be extended to animals. i wasn't there but i heard the monkey went bananas when he heard the ruling. >> i can't believe i beat you to the banana joke. >> either way, safe to say everybody at the table here likes their coffee.
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>> yeah. >> you're different. you like the ginger root drink. where is it? >> under the table. >> what if there were one machine which you can make both coffee and a cocktail? >> where do you get this heavenly product? >> i'm glad you asked, carson. keurig, known for the coffee pot, the brewing system is able to make alcoholic drinks. >> get out. >> you can make a moe hit in th keurig. >> this is the keurig cool. watch, you select the pot, select the drink you want, pour in the amount of alcohol you want to use, and then you press go. off you go. >> wow. >> 60 seconds later, you have your drink. >> why are we hearing this the week after christmas? >> it's not the same without the fresh mint. >> you can have your ginger drink and put the hard stuff in there. >> good one, next year from santa claus. with seven grammys, one of the top albums of 2015, who
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wouldn't want to be taylor swift? look at this photo of someone's grandmother. the grandmother as a young woman looks similar to taylor swift. >> oh, my gosh. >> what is odder is something the user mentioned in the caption of the photo. when your grandma looks like taylor swift and your grandpa looks like hugh hefner's brother. >> oh, my gosh! >> wow! >> look at that. >> those two. >> sharp couple. >> there you go. what may be the cutest video of the day. a little girl watching "the empire strikes back." here's the moment she finds out who luke skywalker's father really is. take a look. >> luke, i am your father. ♪ >> exactly! >> mind blowing. >> it's shocking. >> that is a spoiler alert, for
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6-year-olds everywhere. >> when a movie is 40 years old, i think the spoiler alert is out the window. >> great reaction. >> et goes home, what? >> you're ruining it! last night's best dressed and billy joel's performance on ""the tonight show."" >> everyone is talking about the people's choice awards. we showed you the stage crasher, sharon osbourne giving him the boot. people are also talking about the fashion. a lot of people talking about kate hudson, glowing in an all white jump suit. >> love it. >> another favorite. claire dane was wearing an embellished gown. new actresses hit the carpet. vanessa hudgens and others were fashion favorites. a mishap, dakota johnson. her dress appeared to break.
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>> i got it. >> leslie just broke my dress. okay. not like nobody here hasn't already seen my boobs. >> exactly right. >> she has a great sense of humor. could have been a bad moment. another big moment in hollywood. "star wars" t "star wars: the force awakens" is the highest grossing film in north america. j.j. abrams broke the news on wednesday. "star wars" has earnings topping $758 million. "avatar" got bumped to second. it took "star wars" 20 days to break that record. amazing. finally, the famous piano man was on jimmy fallon's show as a guest. billy joel performed a great version of his classics. that's not the moment that stole the show. jimmy sang, "beast of burden" with billy, and the crowd went
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nuts. have a look. ♪ come on, baby, sing love to me ♪ ♪ am i rough enough ♪ >> great combination happening there. >> love that. >> "rolling stones," joel, jimmy fallon. we'll watch it in its entirety. >> has there been a late night host that can do so much? >> he can be funny when it should be funny. but he's so talented. >> amazing. he can carry a tune. >> that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> good thing he didn't want to do weather. i'd be done. right now, we have a lot of wet weather from new orleans on up into arkansas. all part of the system that
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brought the first slug of moisture into los angeles. to the north, as it hits cold air, we're looking at snow. during the day today, look for rain over the saturated ground. could see more flooding. snow from colorado all the way into the up of michigan. as we move on into tomorrow, a second stronger storm moves into lake huron. heavy rain, central great lakes looking at a lot of heavy snow. we have wet weather, 1 to 2 inches in the east and into the midwest. especially over the mid mississippi river valley. into saturday night, we're talking tatalk ing arctic air with all the moisture. depending on the track of the storm, 4 to 6 inches from the u.p. good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but a pretty good warm up with partly sunny skies, lower 40s and like yesterday the wind stays light. another cold start tomorrow morning down to 29 degrees. 44 in the afternoon. partly sunny skies on friday.
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a chance we'll see showers late friday into saturday. gt weather on sunday. it's gone by monday. 35 breezy and cold. chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to our special series start. we're helping you hit the reset button on food, fitness, fashion and finances in 2016. on today's agenda, earning more. according to career builder.com, 56% of people never asked for a raise. 49% of new employees accept the first offer they're given and do not negotiate. how do you make sure you're e earning what you're worth and when should you ask for more? 56% never asked for a raise, even negotiated. >> it's amazing. and the reason they haven't asked is because they are afraid. salary.com did a piece of
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research and found that about half of all people say, they're too scared to ask. 15% said that they're afraid they're going to be fired if they ask. they also asked employers the question. do you know what percent of employers said they'd fire people for asking for a raise? zero. if you don't ask, you don't get. >> there is a right way and a wrong way to go about it. >> absolutely right. the right way to ask is to know what you're worth before you go in and ask the question. go to a website called glass door.com, where you can figure out what somebody with your skills, your experience, should be paid, and then go in with a list. on paper, not your phone. on paper, these are the things i've done for the company. these are the doors i've opened. this is the business i've brought in. this is the money that i've saved you. i deserve it is not a reason to get a raise. you have to actually list what you've done for them. leave it behind so they can review it. and if they tell you the timing
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isn't right or that they can't give you money, know what you want instead. >> that was our next point. timing is kind of everything. sometimes, an employer says, look, you are a great employee, but there is nothing i can do. i don't have it in my budget. >> right. in that case, say, okay, how about letting me work from home one day a week? i'll save on commuting, on gas. it puts money in your pocket. or whatever else you want. maybe additional vacation or a title bump. >> if you can't get a raise by asking, you have a couple other tips. >> switch jobs. i know, people like where they're working, but the fact is, average raises are 3% a year. you switch, you're looking at a 10% to 20% raise. that is significant. if you want to stay ahead of the salary curve, or at least on top of it, you want to be switching every three to four years. >> what about the idea of going and getting another offer, not because you want to leave, but because you think maybe that will mean you'll get a raise? >> it works. it absolutely works. but you have to be willing to go. if you're not willing to go,
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don't play this game. you can only play it one time with each employer. you play it once, likelihood you get money if you're valued, is good. play it a second time, your employer will resent you. >> you could be fearful of a backlash. the thought you've been out there moonlighting or trying to find another deal. >> women in particular are fearful of that backlash, which is why it's so important to ask for the raise in the right way. >> other idea you have, can't get the raise, can't get the other job, you call it the side hustle. >> a gig on the side. 1/3 of all employees are working this way. they've got an additional job. think of it as selling your free time. maybe you like watching kids. you put yourself on care.com. maybe you like walking dogs. put yourself on dog vaca.com. the internet is pull of opportunities like this for people who just want to make a little additional money. >> bottom line? >> our take away for today, know what you're worth, but be sure that you go out and you ask for it. again, if you don't ask, the
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answer is always no. be ready to explorecluding work other companies. when it comes to the side hustle, think about what you like doing so it won't feel like work. >> selling your free time. you're the best. see you next thursday. carson, over to you. chugging the water, rachel. ready to go? >> yup. >> live performance from the great rachel platten. so excited to hear it. we'll get to that. you'll be singing -- you have more water going. did you do your warmups? me, me, me, me, me. more with rachel after your local news a
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good morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's begin with first alert meteorologist heb hen. >> a cold start this morning and cloudy too. most of the area looking at clouds but nothing falling, no rain, no snow. temperatures will be climbing into the 40s at cape may. mostly cloudy view from the lafayette hotel. 38 degrees in cape may. colder air is where it's clear in reading, allentown. 18 degrees. we'll see temperatures climb 40 by 1:00 this afternoon. >> four ride to work, jessica is watching the roads. >> we have an overturned vehicle on 95, southbound side right around 420. if you look closely it's right there.
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there's an overturned vehicle on its side into the guardrail and two other vehicles involved right now. we do have emergency crews on the scene trying to get that accident scene cleaned up and out of the way. >> 422 by route 29, on the eastbound side down to one lane. and that drive time is 18 minutes eastbound from 29 to the schuylkill expressway. p.a. turnpike another accident scene. >> it's your lucky day no one hit the $524 million jackpot. meantime pennsylvania is take out a $2 billion credit line so it can avoid bouncing checks and balances. the state's cash balance is expected to be as much as $922 million in the red by next week.
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♪ i'm gonna stand by you it is 8:30 on "today." thursday, january 7th, 2016. it's a crisp and cold day on the plaza. did we show the shot of the tree? actually -- >> they extended it. >> you can enjoy it for the weekend if you're in the area. coming up, got to be one of the most talented actors on the scene right now. we'll catch up with leonardo dicaprio, up for a golden globe this weekend. what he tells us about the role
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in the "revenant" and some of his most chilling scenes. incredible what he did. >> it was a physical role. >> incredible. >> really is gripping, the whole time. plus, we'll look at the most unforgettable moments from hollywood's biggest party. one of the hottest names in music, rachel platten, had us singing along to "fight song." now, her new album is out and we can't wait for her to perform live in studio 1a. let's get a check of the weather. >> our weekend outlook, starting off with tomorrow. look for snow from the rockies into the u.p. of michigan. wet weather in the upper great lakes. showers in northern california. into saturday, another storm comes into california with mountain snows. the eastern half of the country, wet and snowy with icy conditions in the ohio river valley, as well. sunday, sunday, rain and snow as you get your way up into northern new england. icy mix through the upper ohio river valley. things dry out out west, but brutally cold temperatures in
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the plains. into the upper midwest and the central plains. that's what's going on aroun good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but a pretty good warm up with partly sunny skies, lower 40s and like yesterday the wind stays light. another cold start tomorrow morning down to 29 degrees. 44 in the afternoon. partly sunny skies on friday. a chance we'll see showers late friday into saturday. mostly cloudy saturday 52. the rain comes in with warmer weather on sunday. it's gone by monday. 35 breezy and cold. chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to our interview with leonardo dicaprio. his performance in "the revenant delirium tremens landed him a gloe golden globe. some say it could win him the elusive oscar. he called this role the most challenging of his career. >> the structure was set up like
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live theater. we rehearsed all day, these meticulous, complex shots. >> like a live production. >> it was like live production, like doing "saturday night live," except what we were doing wasn't that funny. >> or fun. >> right. >> reporter: in his new film, leonardo dicaprio plays hugh glass, an explorer across the wilderness and his quest for revenge against a fellow explorer. he endures sub zero temperatures, unforgiving elements. in one of the film's most talked about scenes, a vicious bear attack. it was shot on location far from the comforts of a hollywood studio. what you see on screen is raw and, oftentimes, real. >> was there ever a moment when you thought, why did i do this? why did i sign up for this? >> literally, everyone felt that a few times a week, yes. i'm not going to lie, it was one
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of the -- it was probably the hardest, you know, films, professional things, i've ever done, for sure. >> one of the things you do in the film is actually eat a real bison liver. i wanted to believe that that was a prop, but it was real. why did you push yourself to do that? it's not like anybody would think, boy, what a lazy performance. you take that extra step. why? >> the native american actor that i was working with, hisart eating raw bison flesh during rehearsal. they gave me this pancake thing to eat but it didn't look authentic to me. i wanted the real thing. it was this giant liver that was incredibly disgusting. my reaction is very much up on screen, which is a nauseating one. >> fair to say, you've had your last bison liver? >> i'll never do that again. never do that again. >> there's another scene where
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you crawl inside the carcass of a horse. i just kept thinking about the theme of will to live. watching this film, there were ten times i would have just said, forget it. i'll lay down and give up. how did you tap into that in your character, that absolute relentless will to live? >> when i watched this movie for the first time, i said, my god, the perseverance of the human species, our adaptability, the ability of life to keep pushing forward in all adversity is amazing. it's kind of displayed in this movie in a way i haven't seen in a while. because we were trying our closest to emulate these people's journeys. >> did you actually crawl inside the horse carcass, or please tell me there was a set piece. >> yeah, there was a set pete. >> thank you. i don't think i could take it. >> reporter: something that wasn't a set piece, dicaprio's
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beard. >> how long did it take to grow? >> four months or five months. but then i kept it for like a year and a half. i lived with that thing for a long time. >> seems to take on a life of its own. >> it became like a partner, like a life partner. >> reporter: now, all eyes are on dicaprio's chances during this year's award season. >> got to get off this boat. >> reporter: at this weekend's golden globes, he's nominated for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama, a category he won in 2005 for "the aviator." for the elusive oscar statue, this year, he's considered a front runner. >> i'm very proud that a movie like this got made. it's very, very, very rare to see films that are this ambitious coming out of the hollywood studio system. so i'm sort of on a tirade, trying to promote this because i want to see more films like this out there, as a fan of movies. but as far as awards are
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concerned, the truth is, there's a lot of peace of mind in it because you really realize that you ultimately have no control over these things. >> is it something you hope for or set off to the side? >> like i said, you know, honestly, i do these movies because i really love movies and i want to make great movies. all that is totally, totally beyond your control. it really is. >> i'll see you at the golden globes. do you have your outfit? >> i have no idea what i'm wearing. probably the same boring black suit, as always. >> me, too. boring black dress. see you there. >> all right. >> we did the deep conversation and then i'm like, what are you wearing? >> they did the bison eating liver just once. >> one taker. >> it's incredible. don't you agree? >> riveting. he throws himself 110% into the role. >> all of them did. >> unbelievable. >> it is gory. a lot of, particularly, women, i
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was not looking forward to watching it, but i'm glad i did. >> a lot of guys, too, by the way. >> it was incredible. >> more impressive is another film from leonardo where he is absolutely incredible. going back to -- >> huge fan. >> he pours himself into the part. the "revenant" opens in theaters nationwide tomorrow. we'll get you ready for the globes with some of the best moments at hollywood's biggest party of the year. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back. it's 8:40. we're counting down to sunday's golden globes to kick off hollywood's award season. it's always a wild night. >> we have the golden globes most unforgettable moments. dave, good to see you. you have a flight to get out to l.a. >> yes. >> this will be quick. this is one of the more fun award seasons, because of the
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alcohol. >> and the dinner is served 90 minutes before the show starts. all the nominees get there and the food is already gone. >> there is no food. >> but the wine is on the table. >> it's the 73rd annual golden globes. let's pick moments. >> we have to talk about christine in 1998, winning best actress and nowhere to be found. why? she's in the ladies' room. thankfully, robin williams was close to the stage, and he kind of bounded up on the stage and did improv and kept everybody happy and laughing for a little bit. then she has this funny moment, sh she s where she says, sorry, mom, i was in the bathroom. you'd think everyone else in hollywood would have learned their lesson. 13 years later, renee did the same thing. she was in the bathroom. in the ballroom, they tell you, these are the categories coming
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up. >> you get to make an entrance when that happens to you. >> we're talking about it all these years later. there you go. >> another moment on the list, 1998. >> he played don king in a tv movie and won the globe. he was nominated against jack lemon, an idol of his. he called jack lemon up on stage and said, being an artist is about giving and i'd like to give this to you. at first, jack tried to refuse it. wouldn't have it. here's jack lemon with the speech. >> they made a duplicate. >> that's funny. >> jack lemon already had five, and he won another after that. he had seven, counting the one he didn't really win. >> we teased the moment before the break with elizabeth taylor. >> yeah. >> 2001, she's presenting the final award of the night. as the golden globes go on, they
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do present clips of all the nominated movies. she was supposed to come up and read the nominees off one last time, and then open the envelope and announce the winner. she started opening the envelope before reading off the nominees. everyone thought she was going to announce the winner prematurely. dick clark had to explain to her what to do. then she announced. >> in her defense, you know from doing the live shows, unless you do this, you have to know to go out there. there's an order and it's not easy to get it right. >> it's unpredictable. not easy. >> not at all. >> remember the golden globes when there was no golden globes? >> oh, do i remember. i was on nbc with billy bush and nancy odell, nbc special, where we announced the winners and did commentary. it wasn't the highest rated golden globes. >> it was a writers strike. >> the writers strike killed the golden globes. none of the stars were going to show up. instead, they had this press conference thing where some entertainment reporters read off
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the winners. as i said, nbc did a special. here's what i hate, this was the only time jon hamm won a golden globe for "mad men," and there was no ceremony for him to show up to and make a speech. the golden globes never give it to you unless you're a new show. >> jodie foster and her speech two years ago, she won the life achievement award. she's so private so we didn't know what she was going to talk about. she was revealing and personal. she had a brilliant moment. you felt like she was going to come out, i am loud and proud, i am single! everybody started laughing. she directed a movie since with george clooney and julia roberts this summer "money monster." she hasn't retired, but hasn't acted. >> still in the business. >> we love her. >> maybe one of ricky gervais's opening monologue moments will
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make your list next year. >> i love when he hosts. he's one step over the line of being appropriate. >> you saw mel gibson, who is presenting this year. that's open season for ricky gerva gervais. >> we'll sit down with ricky. >> great. >> we'll make our own golden moment, as viewers try to win the ticket to the golden party. >> you can catch it sunday night on nbc. natalie, matt, tamron, willie and i will be live from the red carpet. we'll have the looks and more monday morning on "today." up next, a live performance from rachel platten. she's awesome, and she's coming up next. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> all right. rachel platten scored one of
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2015's biggest hits with her multi-platinum single "fight song." that video is used more than 120 million times on youtube. >> plher new album, "wildfire." while people think you might be an overnight success, you've been working at this 15 years. >> yes. it's been quite a long time when you put it like that. i hope i never am not pinching myself. i'm so grateful and excited continually by these amazing things that have happened this year. >> "fight song" has been an anthem for so many people. it took you a couple years to finish writing that song. >> it was a beast to write. it was really hard. the chorus came quickly and the rest of the song was hard. i did ten verses. i wanted it to be right. >> you did get it right, by the way. congratulations. >> thanks. >> did you have to use the fight attitude with the new record, or did it come easier? >> yeah. i poured so much of myself into
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all of the songs on "wildfire." not all were as hard to write as "fight song," but they had the honesty and raw emotion. >> you're going on tour and you're excited about your bus. rolling in style. >> i was in a van for a very long time. i owned a van, still do, and i upgraded to a bus. >> got a good one? >> i don't know. i haven't seen it. >> we have to pick the bus. >> carson wants to be your roady. >> i'm going to sing "stand by you." >> take it away. ♪ hands, put your empty hands in mine, and scars, show me all the scars you hide ♪ ♪ and hey, if your wings are broken, please take mine so yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ oh, tears make kaleidoscopes
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in your eyes, and hurt, i know you're hurting, but so am i ♪ ♪ and love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine till yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ yeah, you're all i never knew i needed, the heart, sometimes it's unclear why it's beating ♪
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♪ and, love, if your wings are broken, we can brave through those emotions, too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ oh, truth, i guess truth is what you believe in ♪ ♪ and faith, i think faith is having reason ♪ ♪ love, if your wings are broken, borrow mine till yours can open too ♪ ♪ cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪
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♪ i'll be your eyes till yours can shine ♪ ♪ i'll be your arms, i'll be your steady satellite ♪ ♪ when you can't rise, well, i'll crawl with you on hands and knees cause i ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ even if we're breaking down, we can find a way to break through ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven, i'll walk through hell with you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, cause i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ love, you're not alone, i'm gonna stand by you ♪ ♪ even if we can't find heaven,
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heaven ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm gonna stand by you >> rachel platten, the new album is called "wildfire." >> thank you. >> and the band, everybody. >> you sound great. you'll have more music later on. happy to have you and congratulations with all your success. >> congratulations. >> you had us clapping and dancing. lot more from rachel and her band coming up. first, on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪
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rachel sounds great. we'll be singing it all day. >> "fight song" is next hour. >> wheel of fortune! >> i visited pat and vanna in l.a. >> how was that? >> terrific. i turned the letters -- >> they still turn? >> you touch. they're digital. we have a little piece of video, and i was on "wheel of fortune" with my mom years ago. >> great memory. >> carmen electra is joining us. she has a new reality show. >> i'm going to watch
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good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> we got clouds but temperatures are warming up nicely especially at the shore. this is a view from cape may la if a radiate hotel. almost 40 degrees at the shore. 36 in philadelphia. cold north and west, allentown
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22 degrees. clouds, breaks of sunshine and low 40s this afternoon. >> now that it actually feels like winter it's time to hit the slopes in the poconos. camelback mountain re-opened for skiing and snowboarding. more than ten trails are open and you have to wait for a few more days for snow tubing. today philadelphia school superintendent will give philadelphia schools their report card. he'll release the progress report for the 2014-2015 school year. it's based on achievement and progress. also today a history lesson at one of the country's oldest children's hospitals, saint christopher's hospital for children is continuing its 140th celebration with a lesson how it acquired its first ambulance a horse drawn carriage. dunkin' donuts want to encourage people to donate blood. they are giving 20,000 coupons for a pound of coffee.
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i'm tracy davidson. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes and get the latest news and weather with the nbc 10 app. have a great day. thanks for watching.
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this morning on "today's take," rachel platten gets us pumped up with a live performance of "fight song." al goes behind the scenes of america's game, "wheel of fortune." find out what carmen electra is doing on a secluded island with five couples. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's thursday morning, january 7th, 2016. nice crowd braving the cold for us outside. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. i love your morning jam. >> we need to pump it up more.
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♪ i'm a survivor >> destiny's child. >> i love this song. the reason being, natalie is surviving this soup diet. >> i'm done, as of this morning, three days. >> i was thinking about everyone else who has made a new year's resolution. this is the first almost full week. >> it is a full week. >> did you -- where do you stand on your new year's resolution? >> we're going to show you a great workout photo. >> nothing in my life has to do with working out. >> i heard a number of people say that this first week of the new year, people are having trouble remembering what day it is. >> i can't remember the day. i also believe it's 2017. on the other show we do, msnbc, we've been saying, gop 2016. general election 2016. we started saying that in july. my mind was like, oh, it's 2017. >> right. >> but my new year's resolution, which was to clean out my e-mail, i am looking for tips on
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how to do this effectively. i am now at 72,747. i was at 75,000. >> oh, my gosh. >> how about delete all? >> i feel like the people that panic. >> do it. >> i don't know what's there. >> i am so anal about it. i keep it at zero all the time. i go through and delete every day. >> you are insane. >> you have six? >> six. >> i dee leylete, all day long. >> i have 3,000. >> i spend most of my day deleting e-mails. >> solution to my problem. >> i have 20. i haven't had a chance to delete it yet. >> i'm done 3,000, from my high of 75,000. >> delete all. >> i'm a survivor. i picked the song because i'm going to survive the resolution. >> organize the e-mail by the end of the day, missy. >> missy. >> little missy. >> she's no longer hangry.
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she's mean. >> dark natalie is back. >> we bought our powerball tickets yesterday. >> we didn't, our producers did. >> i actually did. i went to the chinese place on the corner last night. walking home past the tobacco shop. take the kids in there, get a carton of milk. >> dad, can we have the malt balls? >> dad of the year. >> strategy of being a 6-year-old. you have to cope. we buy our tickets. first, i got the megamillion, got the wrong one. >> powerball, right? >> it might be worth something. >> i got the powerball. like everyone else on the face of the earth, i did not win. >> nothing? >> no winners in yesterday's $550 million. the numbers were 2, 11, 47, 62, 63. the powerball number was 17. but the good news is, that means when we draw again on saturday, the pot will be a record now. >> boom! >> $675 million. >> what day?
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>> saturday. >> record for the united states lottery. >> can you imagine? unreal amount of money. >> they tend to go higher, too, once the hype builds up. could cross $700 million. some winners, if you got the powerball number, 14 people won $1 million. one person won $2 million. $2 million is pretty high. >> that's good. >> our producers got one number. they won $4. >> got the powerball. >> they spent $40. >> they spent $40 and won $4. >> great return on investment. >> great investment, guys. >> by the way, you just said, going to the tobacco shop. did anyone's parents smoke growing up? >> very, very young. >> they stopped. >> i remember my parents giving me a note to go to the corner store to buy cigarettes. you would buy -- >> oh, my gosh. >> they'd give you beer. >> if you had a note from your parent. i recall those things happening, as well. >> can you imagine doing that today? sending george or luke to go get a pack of cigarettes and a six
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pack? >> you turned out okay. >> yeah. [ coughing ]. >> okay. >> hard knocks. >> people's choice awards, a guy stormed the stage. he learned the hard way, come up against sharon osbourne. a lot to talk about. some of the movies. "serious 7" took the top honor. favorite action movie. as i said, everyone is talking about this other moment. the cast of "the talk" were up accepting a big award. look what happened. >> we think of ourselves as kind of the odd balls of tv, or we say we're like a motley crew. >> hey. >> huh-uh. >> you ain't going to pull no steve harvey up in here. >> no, sir! no, sir! security! >> i feel bad for steve harvey.
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>> nothing to do with steve harvey. >> that was kanye, not steve harvey. >> i guess in the moment, she randomly pulled a name out. >> yeah. >> good thing she didn't pull my name. >> pull no al roker on you here. >> sharon osbourne kicked him. >> i know. >> twice! >> i guess you don't want to be brawling. >> where was security? >> so many people, and he was hiply dressed. could have been part of their crowd. >> trying to sell an album? >> i love the other cast mates just stand there while the two of them -- >> sharon's got it. everybody, let her do her thing. we don't know who this person is or why they did it. >> trying to sell an album. >> was he? i didn't hear what he said. anyway, sandra bullock, one of the best moments of the night, her acceptance speech. we obsess over her. she has the cutest kids. favorite movie actress. she said her kids were with her
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getting ready for the evening and her 5-year-old son had great advice for mom. let's take a listen. >> they said, where are you going? i said, to a show. my son said, what's the name of the show? i said, people's choice awards. he goes, am i getting an award? i said, well, why are you getting an award? he said, what are the awards for? i said, movies, tv, acting. he said, i've acted. i said, what have i seen you in? he said, well, videos 2015. i said, it sounds like girls gone wild. you mean the videos i shoot on my iphone? he said, yeah, can i get an a d award for that? i said, if you do, you have to say thank you. he said, i would like to say, thank you to the world and thank you to the planet. i said, okay. i said, is there anything else you want to say? no, i just want to keep it simple. okay. so on behalf of videos 2015,
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thank you to the planet and on behalf of this mama, i would like to say, thank you to the people on this planet for, once again, the great company, giving me a memory, and this. thank you so much. >> great acceptance speech. >> love that. >> we love her. >> she's like girl crush every year. that reminded me of your georgism. things your kid said. >> i love about her, she's such a great mom and committed to her kids. when she was here promoting her last movie, i interviewed her. she told the studio, im co'll c to new york for three days, do whatever you want morning, noon and night, then i'm going home to see my son. >> new daughter. >> amazing. >> we talked at the top of the show about being a survivor. we're into a week into whatever resolutions. if one of yours was to work out more, like adele, that was her
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resolution, this is probably your face of pain. >> adele. >> as you're watching us, if you're watching us at the gym this morning. she put this out on instagram yesterday. writing, getting ready. we can all relate to how she's feeling, in full on tears. spotify says today is the biggest workout day of the year. >> why? >> we are a week into the resolution. >> people still motivated. >> close to the weekend, too. >> you're like, okay, i'll get ready for the weekend. >> songs to get us motivated. "sur "survivor" is one of mine. "uptown funk" featuring bruno mars. "chandelier" by sia. >> running slow motion. >> i actually have that on my play list. i love it. you feel powerful. >> beyonce "run the world." >> good one. >> we all remember the cronut,
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right? we have one better. >> we do? >> brooklyn restaurant is selling a gold encrusted doughnut for $100 each. a bargain, a dozen for $1,000. >> it's a steal. >> jerry is our -- >> all gold? >> in a gold box. >> gosh, they're beautiful. >> it's made from a purple yam from asia. crystal champagne icing and filled with champagne jelly. it's covered in 24 karat gold. the social club delivered these by hand, as you might imagine. >> they should. >> you can order them online. >> they smell amazing. i'm so excited that i can eat a doughnut again. >> i feel so indulgent. >> this is my first crystal. >> look at that. >> oh, my gosh, that is amazing.
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>> it's a really good doughnut. >> i don't know $100, but it's a good doughnut. >> unbelievable. >> crazy. >> the best gold doughnut i've ever had. >> it really is. >> are they all-purpose purple inside? >> it's the purple yam. >> it's beautiful. >> wow. this is really. >> this is jewelry. >> biting into cookie monster. >> fantastic. >> how many calories you think, natalie? >> i don't care. >> she's good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but a pretty good warm up with partly sunny skies, lower 40s and like yesterday the wind stays light. another cold start tomorrow morning down to 29 degrees. 44 in the afternoon. partly sunny skies on friday. a chance we'll see showers late friday into saturday. mostly cloudy saturday 52. the rain comes in with warmer weather on sunday. it's gone by monday.
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35 breezy and cold. chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day. >> man. >> you want some of the doughnut? >> here you go. >> this is great. our australian producer kate is too cheap to go in on the lottery ticket, but she wants a $100 doughnut. >> look at her inching in. wow! >> come on. >> gratification. >> gold finger. >> you expect me to die? up next, nearly 20 years after he appeared on the show himself, al gets to visit the set of america's game show, "wheel of fortune"! let's see if you can guess this phrase. >> oh, gosh. >> the category is people. they are three of al's favorites. >> tina fey, ♪ we stop arthritis pain,
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did i get a chance to hang out on the set and talk to pat and vanna, i also got to spin the wheel. >> oh! >> what are you doing is the category. >> it's a simple concept. >> reporter: three contestants, two wildly popular hosts and one enormous wheel. >> it's a heavy wheel. >> next puzzle. >> reporter: for 33 seasons, the "wheel of fortune," longest running syndicated game show in the country has been america's game. >> we have the "today" show here, ladies and gentlemen. >> you're the unseen voice. >> it's america's game. >> what's involved? >> here we go. page one, everybody says, "wheel of fortune." then the announcer comes? >> ladies and gentlemen, here are the stars of america's game, pat and vana white. >> perfect. >> man. there's a feeling of power when you say that. >> al, come out here.
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>> hi, my friend. how are you? good to see you. >> good to see you. >> when this started, did you ever think that over 30 years later, you'd still be dealing with letters? >> no, i didn't. i did not realize it would go on this long. >> when you first started, a lot of people don't remember, you actually physically had to turn letters. >> i did. i said, is there any way you can make my job easier? no, i didn't really. but they did make my job easier in 1997. they switched it to the computerized touch screen. >> i don't think people realize how big the board is. >> my co-hosts on "today's take" have always been a puzzle. not anymore. >> al, this is the place. >> i'm not allowed here. >> alarms go off. >> just this time. you can come up. >> now, this actually is activated. it's not a trick where she touched it.
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you really have to touch it. >> i do. >> if you touch it, the blue one, something will happen. >> let's see. >> all right! >> now the other one. >> can you solve the puzzle based on that? >> can i buy a vowel? >> no. >> al roker! my name is finally in lights. >> tell me the chemistry between you and vanna. >> she's a -- wouldn't that be great, if i opened up -- >> all of a sudden, it spilled out. >> hi, everyone. >> we take the show seriously, but not ourselves. if you ask vanna what she does for a living, she won't say, i'll be directing one day. she says, i touch letters and they light up. she understands it. the folks at home really have taken to her. it's been a long and happy relationship. >> i was in las vegas recently, and you walk through any casino or the airport, and all you hear is "wheel of fortune"!
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that's got to be kind of weird. you're on a casino game. >> go on and give the wheel a spin. >> when i'm walking through the casino, i walk by the slot machines and people are slay play i -- playing. i tap them on the shoulder and go, good luck, and keep on walking. i get a kick out of that. >> that's pretty good. >> you've spun the wheel. >> i have. >> it's heavy. >> reporter: my first turn of the wheel is when i was a contestant with my mom 20 years ago. >> thank you for being here. we have a $5,000 minimum. >> great. >> i did about as well back then as i did on my recent visit. >> too bad, al, landed on a bankruptcy. now, you have to go. >> i -- >> good-bye. >> i got to go. maybe alex trebek wants to see me. >> they tape both shows across from each other. >> really cool. >> that show has been part of
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want to save time in the kitchen? one way is to check out the clever, time-saving ideas from the book "kitchen hacks." "test kitchen" now in its 16th season. >> i still look young. >> how can you have 16 seasons and you're tender 13? >> tender 13. it was a good year. i've been living that year for 40 years. >> quickly, we have a salad dressing hack. >> use a sippy cup. put the vinegar in, mustard and oil and salt. the whole point of this is that you can put the top on and steal it from your kids. >> shake it up. >> a little bit like that. whoa! >> there you go. it's good on my hand. >> you look like a tall salad. >> there you have it.
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>> i've already tasted this steak. i don't know what you did to it, but it's amazing. what's the hack? >> take the steak out of the oven quickly. you start it in a 275 oven for 50 minutes. thick cut steak. what that does is breaks down the steak. it's like super fast turbo aging. put it in a hot skillet. few minutes to sear it. the problem is, when you rest the steak, the juices come out. we put it on top of something like that so it doesn't soften the crust. >> you still keep some of the juice if you want. >> let it sit for ten minutes. >> last on the list? >> this is the huge philosophical problem, what do you do with plastic wrap? how do you start it? if you use a toothbrush -- >> i've thrown out rolls because i messed up. >> that's the hack. >> thank you so much. the steak is delicious. if you need cooking advice, go
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zzzquil: a non-habit forming sleep-aid that's not for pain, just for sleep. good thursday morning. i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> lots of clouds but temperatures are rising in spite of the clouds. make it into the 40s this afternoon. plenty much clouds but no rain and no snow for our area and no wind earth. that's a change. the wind has died down. the windmills at the lake are at rest. 24 right now in pottstown. 35 in wilmington. 36 degrees in philadelphia. already in the low 40s in cape may. that's where we'll be by 2:00 this afternoon. well it's your lucky day no one hit the $524 million powerball jackpot.
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you have another chance to win big. there will be more long lines over the next few days. saturday night's jackpot will be an estimated $675 million. the largest in u.s. history. could you have won a smaller amount in last night's drawing. here are the numbers, 2, 11-47, 62, 63 and the powerball 17. this morning students are back at the academy in chester county. the school was closed because of a broken heart. but crews repaired it yesterday. new from overnight, a robber ended up getting trash instead of cash in southwest philadelphia. the owner of chester, pennsylvania was taking out the trash when he was getting held up. the robber thought he was guesting money. the owner was not hurt. we will have another update in 25 minutes. get breaking news and weather with the nbc 10 news app. have a great day.
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taking a look at the headlines. vice president joe biden is expressing some regrets about his decision to not run for president. he spoke wednesday with our nbc station in connecticut. >> sure, i regret it every day. but it was the right decision for my family and for me. and i plan on staying deeply involved. we've got two good candidates. >> and the iowa kcaucus less thn a month away. the federal government is out with new guidelines about what we should and shouldn't eat. the new guidelines call for eating less sugar. the government recommends only 10% of a person's daily calorie intake should come from sugar. including the kind of added sugar found often in drinks and processed foods. the guidelines change previous
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recommendations also about cholesterol and now encourage people to limit it to 300 milligrams a day. they call for a pattern of healthy eating of a diet rich in vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy and protein. macy's is cutting 4800 jobs and closing 40 stores after reporting dismal holiday sales. they blame warm weather, which discovered sales of winter clothes, and the strong dollar which kept tourists from visiting and spending money in the u.s. after 20 days in theaters, "star wars: the force awakens" has become the all-time top grossing film ever in north america. according to disney, "star wars" earned enough on wednesday to move past "avatar's" $760 million lifetime growth. worldwi worldwide, the record still longs to "avatar," at least for now. let's get a check of the weather. >> probably going down, too. what's going on with your weather. we start out the weekend outlook.
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tomorrow, rain in the upper mississippi river valley. snow into the rockies. saturday, the snow and rain moves east. wet weather through the southeast and snow from michigan all the way down into parts of oklahoma. snow and rain out west, as well. dries out west, but then we have a real mess in the northeast on into ohio and parts of the upper midwest. brutally cold in the plains, into good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but a pretty good warm up with partly sunny skies, lower 40s and like yesterday the wind stays light. another cold start tomorrow morning down to 29 degrees. 44 in the afternoon. partly sunny skies on friday. a chance we'll see showers late friday into saturday. mostly cloudy saturday 52. the rain comes in with warmer weather on sunday. it's gone by monday. 35 breezy and cold. chance of flurries wednesday. have a great day.
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>> that is your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. carmen electra is a model and actress, singer, dancer, tv host. now, moonlighting as a relationship expert. >> we're talking ability the beautifu -- about the beautiful carmen electra, who is stranded in exile with five on again/off again couples, moving on from their toxic relationship, and possibly sboointo the arms of t eligible singles. good morning. >> good morning. >> this sounds like fun. why did you want to be a part of the show? >> originally, i joined the host of "exile." then i became friends with these exs, and i saw them cry. i saw them fight. i saw so much in them. that really connected us. we do have a psychiatrist on call 24 hours.
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took them through extensive therapy and really worked with them a lot. you know, broke them down so truth came out. there's a lot of emotions. >> right. >> but, you know, the goal of "exile" is to help them break free of -- >> toxic relationships. >> which we've all had. >> all been there. >> most of us. >> i think that's why they could relate to me. i was -- i'm not the doctor. i was a friend, you know? >> it kind of feels like -- >> did ymore manageable level. >> dumbs it down. >> it's as important to repair a relationship as to have the strength to move on from a relationship. >> yeah. you know, these couples were so co-dependent. they just couldn't let go.
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even though they weren't happy. i admire them so much for signing on the way they did. no texting, no cell phones. >> wow. >> no contact with friends or family. i mean, they literally went there with, you know, the goal of trying to get help. >> geez, intense. >> small, small number of exs that you discussed, if you had to be on "exile" with one of them, could you pick one? >> that's a good question. >> what's the first name that came to mind? not necessarily your pick but the first name that came to mind. >> i'll tell you this, i could not go to the dominion republic for three weeks, very closed off but it's gorgeous, without a cell phone. >> that's your partner?
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>> i mean, i'm addicted. >> you have to break up with your cell phone. >> i'm in love. >> co-dependent on your cell phone. >> i'm so co-dependent. >> it needs you. >> there was a couple times i almost wanted to reach out, but -- >> the reality is the phone needs you back. you have to pay for the bill. it's a relationship you need. >> co-dependence. >> we'll straighten this out. carmen electra, thank you so much. "exile" premiering tomorrow night on we tv. up next, one of the contenders for best film at this weekend's golden globe, "the weight watchers has changed. our all-new beyond the scale program puts the focus on you and not just the number on the scale. lose weight while eating healthier, with all new smartpoints. and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program!
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guys. they've been in some of the biggest movies of all time. the biggest domestic movie, "star wars: the force awakens" and he's bill weasley in the "harry potter" series. also, if "maze runner". >> the two are teaming up with leonardo dicaprio in "the r revena revenant." leo was left dead by his buddies. that's just the beginning of the movie. >> that is a small glimpse of what poor leo suffers through. co-stars domhnall gleeson joins
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us. >> you know, you showed the clip of the movie we're not in. so thank you for that. very, very nice of you. >> you guys are very important characters. in fact, you are one of the buddies who leaves him stranded. >> does that qualify you as buddies? >> i think you lose buddy status once you leave your said buddy for dead. >> had you heard of the hugh glass story? >> no. >> this is based on a true story. >> i didn't know of hugh glass, no. apparently, he was a hearty fellow. >> so much has been made of the experience. seven to nine months of the director's technique of using only natural lights. you had an hour and a half to two hours a day to shoot this. don't want to overstate the hardships that actors go through, compared to people who
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actually go through hardships. >> let's pretend we haven't worked with anyone else. >> as a movie shoot, how tough was it? >> very, very difficult. it was a long time and the cumulative effect of, you're taking a beating every day physically, and it adds up over time. we were at minus 30, minus 40, dragging leo over mountains and everything. it gets you down. it's nothing compared to -- at least we slept in a hotel. the actual people slept out there. >> was there a point where you thought, what have i gotten myself into? >> truthfully, there was no fully preparing yourself for what the challenge of this movie was. i think a few of us experienced a form of cold, but it was redefined. to be fully immersed in the elements was a blessing, but it was tough. it pushed us to our limits. it was necessary to capture what we captured. >> what did you learn about yourself? leo talked about the journey for him being the toughest of his professional career. what did you learn about yourself, if anything?
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>> i'm not tough. i learned that. the biggest take away was once we felt like we did "revenant," it melt the other challenges in the future are going to be, potentially, a little more manageable. >> donalyou blushed. >> i think once you get passed what you think your limit is, it's uplifting once you get through it. >> incredible movie. getting lots of golden globe buzz, oscar buzz. you going to be at the globes? maybe? >> potentially. >> deathly silent. maybe we haven't been invited. thank you for bringing it up. thank you for bringing it up. >> "revenant" is theaters jane didn't like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought. that's why jane loves light & fit greek nonfat yogurt.
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presented to you by citi. >> wasn't always so easy for rachel platten. struggling musician for 15 years before her break out hit "fight song." it's on her new album "wildfire." ladies and gentlemen, rachel platten. ♪ like a small boat on the ocean, sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ and all those things i didn't say, wrecking balls inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight, can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take back my life song ♪
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♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ losing friends and i'm chasing sleep, everybody's worried about me, in too deep, say i'm in too deep ♪ ♪ and it's been two years, i miss my home ♪ ♪ but there's a fire burning in my bones, still believe, yeah, i still believe ♪ ♪ and all of those things i didn't say, wrecking balls
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inside my brain ♪ ♪ i will scream them loud tonight, can you hear my voice this time ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ a lot of fight left in me ♪ like a small boat on the
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ocean, sending big waves into motion ♪ ♪ like how a single word can make a heart open ♪ ♪ i might only have one match, but i can make an explosion ♪ ♪ this is my fight song, take back my life song ♪ ♪ prove i'm all right song ♪ my power's turned on, starting right now i'll be strong ♪ ♪ i'll play my fight song and i don't really care if nobody else believes ♪ ♪ cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪ ♪ i've still got a lot of fight left in me ♪
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[ applause ] >> rachel platten, thank you. the album is "wildfire." this is "today" on nbc.
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tamron is very brave. she put her bathroom in the winter issue of "new beauty" magazine. >> want to see my bathroom? >> show us your favorite products. >> it's so clean. >> photo shoot. >> that's my bathroom. all white. here's a tip, i got the best white towels at t.j. maxx. some of the candles. i'm obsessed with my skin, so i have a skin brush because i have dry skin. >> john cena undergoing shoulder surgery this
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that breaking news is a problem on i-95 in mercer county. we launched ski force 10 on its way. jessica boykin has more information. >> back up out in lawrence county, new jersey on 95 on the northbound side right around route 206 and they currently have diverted traffic off at route 206 southbound. right around exit 7 you can see that string of red updating that traffic time. huge backups.
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once diverted off at route 206 southbound that will take down this direction, you can take the lane to route 1 back to 95. that's the best bet to get around this scene. >> now let's get the forecast from bill henley. >> great day to go skiing. slope have opened up in the mountains and people are taking to some pretty good weather for skiing. the wind is light. temperatures are pretty cold this morning but more sunshine in the pocono mountains and much of the rest area. 28 degrees in mount pocono. 37 in philadelphia. 40s in cape may. nice warm up today with mostly cloudy skies, afternoon temperatures will peak in the low 40s. >> happening in a few minutes the philadelphia police foundation will unveil a new scholarship fund for children of officers who were killed or disabled in the line of duty. also today, philadelphia school superintendent will give philadelphia schools a report card release a progress report
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for the 2014-2015 school year. i'm tracy davidson. more news in 25 minutes.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ this is my fight song >> yes. sing it up, baby, be proud. ♪ this is my fight song ♪ my power's turned up ♪ i'll be strong ♪ this is my fight song >> rachel is here. she's going to sing her new single for us. this is

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