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good morning. king of the world. leonar dicaprio finally wins an oscar 22 years after his first nomination. >> i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so very much. >> brie larson nabbing best actress. "spotlight," the surprise winner for best picture. host chris rock takes on the oscars so white controversy. >> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> this morning, al and natalie are live in hollywood with all the highlights from the show, the red carpet and, of course, the after parties.
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why did donald trump refuse to disavow support from the kkk and its former leader david duke in an interview? >> i don't know what you're talking about. >> david duke and the klu klux klan here. >> honestly, i don't know david duke. >> the odd exchange that left the billionaire scrambling to explain while his rivals pounced. we'll talk to trump in a live interview. erin andrews and her convicted stalker expected to testify at her $75 million civil trial today. we're live at the courthouse. cursed cruise ship? another ill-fated voyage for royal caribbean's anthem of the seas, just weeks after passengers were battered by a powerful storm. this time, bad weather and a norovirus outbreak forcing it to return to port today, monday, february 29th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday february 29th. you don't say that very often. >> every four years, actually. >> exactly right. did you watch the show last night? >> i stayed up all the way to best costume design. proud of myself. >> that's about 9:40, something like that. >> i know. >> way to go. chris rock seemed to have the time of his life. >> seemed to enjoy that. took the controversy right on. there were surprises. al and natalie spent the weekend out in los angeles. they're still up. good morning to you. >> what a night it was. we haven't gone to bed yesterday. >> it was so much fun. i got to see chris rock at the comedy store, and he did a preview of the oscar performance. it was spot on. >> he was amazing. definitely getting rave reviews. it was, as you mentioned, a big night for leo, "spotlight," "mad max."
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of diversity among the knock-knee knock come nominees. >> reporter: leonardo finally won best actor for "the revenant." >> let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take this night for granted. >> reporter: inarritu got back-to-back wins as best director. "spotlight" went for best picture and best screenplay. >> this oscar amplifies the voice. >> reporter: brie larson won best actress for "room." >> thank you to the movie goers. thank you for going to the theater and seeing her film. >> reporter: the best surprise was best supporting actor. sylvester stallone losing out to mark rylance in "bridge of
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>> thank you so my fellow nominees. i don't know how they separate my acting from your acting and the wonderful films you're in. >> reporter: chris rock took on the controversy immediately and often. >> i'm here at the academy awards, otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: alternating between punch lines and poignancy for his opening monologue. >> is hollywood racist? damn right. we want opportunity. we want the black actors to get the same opportunities. >> reporter: numerous skits throughout the show also tackled the lack of diversity, with rock getting help from tracy morgan, in a skit recasting this year's films with black actors. >> i'm the danish girl. these danishs is good, girl. >> reporter: the night also features cameos from minions, droids. >> actually, i don't look like
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he happens to look rather like me. >> reporter: toys. >> to infinity and beyond. >> reporter: even the vice president. >> i'm the least qualified man here tonight. >> reporter: who introduced a powerful performance by lady gaga. you don't know >> reporter: highlighting victims of sexual assault. [ applause ] >> as you see, it was an emotional moment. a standing ovation there for lady gaga. overall, "mad max: fury road" grabbed the most awards with six. vikander won best supporting actress for the danish girl. "the big short" won best adapted screenplay. >> we'll talk more about this later in the morning. thanks for the recap. we appreciate it. we'll also be talking about all the parties, as well. let's turn to politics. race for the white house, important week tomorrow. super tuesday battles looming
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donald aiming to build their leads. we'll talk to donald trump live as he finds himself in another controversy, this time over race. let's begin our coverage with peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning. even for this campaign, this was a stunning development. the republican parties prohibitive favorite to win the nomination, donald trump, refusing to condemn former clue klu klux klan grand wizard, david duke. trump claiming to be clueless about duke and the white supremist group. >> reporter: donald trump again under fire. this time for not what he said but what he didn't say. >> donald trump refused to criticize the klu klux klan.
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saying the plan is irrep -- >> reporter: voting against trump is against your heritage. >> i don't know anything about david duke. >> would you say, you condemn them and you don't want their support? >> well, i have to look at the group. i don't know what group you're talking about. >> i'm talking about david duke and the klu klux klan here but -- >> i don't know. honestly, i don't know david duke. >> reporter: after the interview, trump said he did disavow duke. and trump has known who duke is for years. explaining his decision not to run as a reform party candidate in 2000, trump then told the "new york times," the reform party includes a klansman, mr. duke. this is not the company i wish to keep. still, the uproar unified even fierce democratic rivals. hillary clinton retweeting bernie sanders who blasted trust as a hatemonger. trump is also fending off questions after retweeting a mussolini quote. >> you want to be associated
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>> no. i want to be associated with interesting quotes. >> reporter: the website gawker revealing it made up the quote, baiting the billionaire. >> little marco rubio, a total, total weather weight total featherweight. >> he's always calling me little marco. he's 6'2". i don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5'2". his hands are like this. you know what they say about men with small hands -- you can't trust them. >> that was just a sampling. if you were hoping for a campaign of ideas, this was clearly a disappointing weekend, including attacks over who wet their pants and who sweats too much. clearly, rubio's decision to dive head first into the ugly back and forth shows that even his team now believes that their
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wasn't working. >> peter alexander, thank you. donald trump joins us now on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> let me just start off where peter just ended up. i'm sure you've heard marco rubio's latest shot at you. follows shots you've taken at him. fair to say, both childish. who has big hands, small hands, big ears, who sweats, who is a loser, who chokes. can you blame people sitting across the country and around the world for saying, wait a minute, these guys are running for the most important and powerful job in the world? >> well, i never started this, matt. i'm way ahead in the polls. >> i'm not sure people would agree with that. >> sure. but i'm way ahead in the polls. rubio came out and started doing it because he's desperate. he's 20 points behind in florida. he's a no-show in florida. the people of florida wouldn't elect him dogcatcher. frankly, he got desperate and he started doing personal attacks. when somebody does a personal
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i hit him back hard. >> don't the voters deserve to hear answers to their questions as opposed to childish attacks? >> i do. when you have a person running that gets personal, i believe in answering back. i answered back and i will continue to answer back. you know, it hasn't helped him in the polls because his polls have gone down since he's doing it. he did it because he's desperate. he's losing florida, losing all over the place. i don't blame him for doing it. his other approach was not working, so i don't blame him. but it is politics, matt. it's something that happens. he was desperate. he's down in the polls, he's a nervous wreck. i watched how -- i watched his meltdown against chris christie. >> and -- >> he wanted to go different approach. >> i think we've cleared that up. let's talk about another issue that has bubbled up. this is your comments on a cnn program. you were asked about david duke, former grand wizard of the kkk.
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david duke is, and you refused to disavow or distance yourself from him. people are skrar cratched their heads over that. you disavowed david duke two days prior. why were you presenting you didn't know who the person was? why not disavow david duke, disavow the kkk? what's going on? >> first of all, he talked about david duke and other groups. >> you said three times, i don't know who david duke is. >> excuse me -- no, no. i know who he is, but i never met david duke. met david duke. >>fused to run on the reform party's platform because duke was a member of it. >> i'm saying to myself, how many times do i have to continue to disavow people? the question was asked about david duke and various groups. i don't know who the groups are. i said, would you do me a favor and tell me the groups? he was unable to tell me that.
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about david duke and the klu klux klan here. you said, honestly, i don't know david duke. >> i'm sitting in a house in florida with a bad ear piece they gave me. you can hardly hear what he was saying. what i heard was various groups. i don't mind disavowing anybody. i disavowed david duke and disavowed him the day before at a major news conference, which is surprising because he was at the major news conference. cnn was at the major news conference and they heard me easily disavow david duke. now i have a lousy ear piece provided by them. frankly, he talked about groups. i have no problem with disavowing groups but i'd like to know who they are. it'd be unfair to disavow a group if they shouldn't be disavowed. i disavowed david duke. if you look on facebook right david duke. when we looked at it, the
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all weekend long on facebook and twitter and, obviously, it's never enough. ridiculous. >> there is a piece in the "new york times" yesterday after the republican establishment's efforts over the past couple months to derail your campaign. governors got together and met and talked about writing a letter to the american people, disavowing your brand and your candidacy. in your opinion, right now on the eve of super tuesday, has the republican establishment lost its opportunity to stop you? >> well, i think i'm doing very well. a reuters poll came out. i'm 44% and 45% and others are at 11%. i'd love to win texas. it's the only place i'm a little down to a sitting senator that hasn't done a thing for the people of texas. i think i have a chance of winning texas. i think i'll win florida in two weeks because rubio is a no-show. he's done a terrible job for
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he never shows up for votes. i think i'll win florida. >> you said yesterday -- >> even though i'm doing very well -- >> you said yesterday you feel in a sense if the republican establishment gets together and has some organized way to try to defeat you, that they're violating their pledge to you. if that's the case, what's your next step? what would you do? >> if they violate the pledge, which possibly they've already done, as you understand, i will do something that would make them unhappy. i have millions of millions of followers. we had the endorsement yesterday of senator jeff sessions, one of the most respected people in the senate. we attended an event that was so incredible in alabama, with 35,000 people. i don't know if you covered -- everybody covered it, but i don't know if you talked about the number of people. 35,000 people in a big football stadium. >> right. >> he said he's never seen anything like that and he's been in politics 30 years.
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that, with that kind of people. we have tremendous support. frankly, the republican party should get behind me. we're opening up to the republican party. when i won in south carolina, we got far more votes than the democrats got. if you look at our votes verse the democrats, we got more votes. more votes than we got four years ago. we're opening up the party. democrats are calling in. >> let's choose that -- >> it's a far bigger party. i've done a great service for the republican party. >> let's choose that as a good place to stop, mr. trump. hopefully we'll get to talk to you after super tuesday. thank you for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. let's bring in nicolle wallace and steve kornacki. good morning to you. said. has he put it to bed? >> your conversation with him is extraordinary, in that it was the first time i heard him blame
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>> what'd you say? >> old campaign trick. press your ear and pretend you can't hear. what is right about what he says is that the republican party is trying to take steps toward him. then he refuses to disavow david duke. cuddles up to putin. he says things that make it necessary for us to run ten steps back. >> the article in the "new york times" talking about efforts over the last couple months by the gop establishment, what was the headline to you? >> i think it's the failure. there's been concern for a few months among republicans that trump could do this. he could pull away. i think there's a question, could they have done anything in the first place to stop him? there was a failure in the time candidate. it says a lot about the other candidates running. >> can't get behind a vacuum. >> exactly. >> the failure was in theage age analysis that there were three separate.
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it's not like basketball where you have different brackets. the fight should have been taken to the front runner. it's the failed strategy, that they had to first destroy one another. >> there was a democratic primary on saturday night. hillary clinton won bigger than a lot of people expected. >> she put up astonishing numbers, specifically with african-american voters in south carolina. she did better with black voters on saturday night than barack obama did against her in the same state eight years ago. close to 90% of the black vote. >> shorten the campaign with that victory? >> i suspect so, yes. >> steve, thank you very much. nicolle, thank you. al has a check of the weather. >> super tuesday, weather will be a factor. to be the, tonight, we have a chance of storms from oklahoma city to wichita falls. strong wind gusts and ping-pong size hail.
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pennsylvania down into louisiana. this also involves the super tuesday states. arkansas, tennessee, alabama, georgia and virginia. 22 million people at risk. damaging wind gusts and we cannot rule out tornadoes. we're really going to be watching this closely. let's get to your local forecast >> chris: good monday morning, everyone. a sunny start. we have clouds and showers to the west of us. a couple spot showers working in. close to noontime, through about
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you'll still have some dry hours out there. mild and breezy day, mid-50s to lower 60s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. cooler day overall back into the march. forecast. better chance of rain. more widespread rain tuesday night into wednesday morning. colder by the end of the week. coming up in the next half hour, we have winter weather to talk about. mr. lauer? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, a big day at erin andrews' $75 million civil trial. the sports reporter and her convicted stalker both expected to testify. we're there live. plus, would you fall for it? one of us did. on rossen reports, the new trick hackers are using to get in your computer.
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coming off a gorgeous weekend weather-wise. here's chris lambert with your forecast. morning. good morning, everyone. we keep the mild air around for one my day. 45 in boston. we have an increase in clouds ahead of us and perhaps mid-day the mid-afternoon passing shower. but look at the numbers this afternoon. mid-50s to lower 60s. tonight. >> christa: chris, thank you. now to your headlines. the virginia man accused of killing a police officer with thdz morning. officers say ronald hamilton killed his wife and then killed officer ashley guindon as she responded to the scene on saturday. guindon, who went to high school in merrimack, new hampshire, was on her first shift when that tragedy happened. super tuesday is coming up tomorrow. both democratic candidates will be trying to secure votes here in massachusetts. also a new poll from suffolk university finds hillary clinton with an eight-point lead. republican john kasich is going to be at several events in
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good to be alive right about now good, good, good to be alive right about now 7:30, monday morning, leap day, february 29th, 2016. what are we going to do with the extra day? the oscar red carpet has been rolled up for another year. the stands are coming down at the dolby theater. al and natalie were there up late and up early now. >> the first hour was fun to watch. i don't know what happened after that. the 88th awards ended with a surprise with "spotlight" taking home the award for best picture. in the acting categories, lee leonardo dicaprio got his first oscar after several nominations. >> i thank you all for this
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let us not take this planet for granted. i do not take tonight for granted. thank you so much. >> brie larson won best actress for "room." we'll have more later on. a day before super tuesday, the sen the center of a new controversy. he's criticized for not disavowing david duke during an interview that aired sunday. this morning, trump had this to say. take a look. >> i'm sitting in a house in florida with a very bad ear piece that they gave me, and you could hardly hear what he was saying. what i heard was various groups. i don't mind disavowing anybody, and i disavowed david duke and disavowed him the day before at a major news conference. >> trump also said he does expect to do very well at the polls tomorrow. army staff sergeant assigned to the pentagon is facing murder charges in the deaths of his
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police say 32-year-old ronald hamilton killed his wife and opened fire on police. the officer killed, 28-year-old ashley gwindon was on her first day of patrol. in other news, it'll be another emotional day at erin andrews' $75 million civil trial against a man who secretly recorded her and the hotel where it happened. morgan radford is at the courthouse this morning. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. an exclosive e e xplosive day expected in court. erin andrews set to take the stand, making her case as to why she deserves $75 million. she'll also hear from the man she says damaged her career and left her publicly humiliated. high drama in court as erin andrews and the stalker who took video of her named in her hotel room are expected to testify today. her mom likely to take the stand after jurors and andrews listened to last week's emotional, gut-wrenching
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reporter's life changed after the scandalous hotel video went viral. >> she's not the fun person she was. she's mad. she's scared. she's not the girl that we used to know. >> reporter: now, she'll get to tell her side of the story. >> it's important for erin andrews to testify to really look the jurors in the eyes and to explain to them how harmful this was to her. how upsetting. how much it has interfered with her life. >> reporter: michael barrett who spent 30 months in prison for the crime won't be in the courtroom but is expected to testify by video. divorced father of two, he was an executive with money troubles when, according to the defense, he came up with the scheme to alter the peephole in andrews' hotel door and use a cell phone to catch her naked. he planned to sell the video. finding no takers, he posted it
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>> many people have individual copies out there. i don't know of any way -- i can't think of any way sitting here to get it off. >> reporter: claiming negligence, emotional disstress and evasion of privacy, andrews is suing for $75 million. the hotel maintains it's not at fault and that barrett is responsible because he deceived, connived and manipulated the reservation system to get the room next to andrews so that he could take that video. >> i'm mad. i did nothing wrong. i think i should be allowed to go live my life. but this isn't over. >> the last time we heard publicly from barrett was when he was sentenced back in 2010. when he sobbed in open court, saying one day, he hoped that erin andrews could forgive him. >> morgan, thank you. there's new trouble for royal caribbean. for the second time in a month, the anthem of the seas has been forced to turn back to port.
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>> good morning. this is no love boat for sure. earlier this month, the massive ship cruised into a violet storm in the atlantic, battling the cruise liner and rattling people on board. now, more extreme weather and an outbreak of norovirus has another group of passengers on the ship desperate to arrive back on dry land. >> reporter: it's been anything but smooth sailing for royal caribbean's anthem of the seas. earlier this month, a major atlantic storm battering the ship with hurricane-force winds and waves as high as 30 feet. the more than 6,000 passengers and crew on board, terrified, hunkering down for hours with flying furniture and shattered glass just one day after setting sail. >> i thought, this is it. i'm going to die. >> reporter: now, another vacation is getting cut short by weather. royal caribbean announcing on twitter, the anthem of the seas will return to port in new jersey, quote, immediately, to
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the voyage ending two days earlier, skipping barbados, meaning a shortened honeymoon. >> we had excursions planned but we'd rather be home safe than worry about going through a crazy storm or something. >> reporter: news comes after the crew told passengers of a norovirus outbreak on the ship. those on board say it's been all hands on deck to increase sanitation levels. >> everybody is required to wash their hands. before they go to eat, when they use the restroom. >> reporter: even with royal caribbean reporting an average of 9 to 10 suspects cases each day, this couple said they'd do it all over again. >> they gave everyone free internet. gaves credit toward a future cruise. we were like, let's figure out what our next one is going to be. >> if i knew what i know now then, i still would have gone
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>> royal caribbean says everyone who has been sick has responded well to over the counter medicine. the ship is expected back at its home port on wednesday. wednesday cannot come soon enough. these are the people that are like, what, another day in february? it's leap year? speed up the clock. get me home. >> feel terrible for those people. >> thank you very much. let's head out to los angeles for a check of the weather from al who says winter is coming. >> that's right. we have winter weather advisories, storm warnings from minnesota all the way to michigan and on up into the u.p. of michigan, as well. take a look, here's what's happening. we have a low pressure system that'll be developing today. as it does, we look for the system to move into the plains. snow showers north of the low pressure. from omaha into chicago, as we move into tomorrow, gets to detroit and also parts of ohio. on into the u.p. of michigan. it'll be a quick hitter, so that's the good news. snowfall amounts around 4 to 6
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that >> chris: good monday morning, everyone. a sunny start. we have clouds and showers to the west of us. a couple spot showers working in. close to noontime, through about 5:00 p.m., a ping shower or two. you'll still have some dry hours out there. mild and breezy day, mid-50s to lower 60s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. cooler day overall back into the mid-40s, but a quiet start to march. taking a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. better chance of rain. more widespread rain tuesday night into wednesday morning. colder by the end of the week. >> that is your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very much. coming up, ever bring your kids to work so they can sell things to your friends? how about if your workplace is the oscars? we'll tell you about a very, very successful girl scout cookie sale. jeff rossen is here. he has a new rossen reports warning for us. >> good morning to you. it has happened to all of us.
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we're back at 7:43. this morning on rossen reports, the trick that hackers are using to put your personal information at risk. >> it's easy to fall for. as a matter of fact, a member of our team became a victim. today, jeff rossen is here with more. thanks for setting us up, jeff. we're all pretty smart people. >> if it can happen to one of us, it can happen to you at home. when you're online, you get pop-up ads all the time. selling you something or click here to win. now, there is an official looking warning popping up saying your computer has a virus. it's been blocked and you should call this number to fix it. would you belief it ve it? how to shut it down before you
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we're about to reveal the "today" show host that fell for it hard. >> reporter: you're surfing the web and out of nowhere -- >> important security message. >> reporter: -- this warning says your system has been infected, hijacked and your private and financial data is at risk. the only way to fix it? call the number on the screen. it looks legit. like it came from your own computer. but it's actually a fake. it's really a pop-up ad. >> i just opened the door and let somebody in my computer. >> reporter: it just happened to natalie while she was online. she panicked and called the number. >> they told me that they're a reputable company, that they work with apple and microsoft. so they immediately asked for access to my computer through log me in 123. >> tell me you didn't do that. >> i know i shouldn't have done that. >> you did it? you let them in? >> i did it, jeff. >> reporter: once inside, they scanned her hard drive, telling
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it. went off. i knew at that point what they were offering wasn't true. >> reporter: security experts say these pop-up ads are misleading and dangerous. >> looks like a warning but it's just a picture telling you there's something wrong with your computer. there's not something wrong with your computer. >> we're going to try this for ourself. we're going to call one of the warnings. went to the store and bought a brand-new mac book air. it's out of the book. expert. if they say there is a virus on this, what does it mean? >> they're trying to rip us off or might try to put their malware on. >> i saw a pop-up that said to call this number about a computer virus. >> yeah. >> reporter: the technician immediately asked to tap into my computer. once in, we watch him pope
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that's him doing all that. within seconds, he has bad news. >> yeah, maybe someone else is trying to access your computer. >> reporter: he says not only is there a virus on my computer, somebody is trying to hack in. >> i'm going to clean up this machine and make this computer brand-new computer. the day you bought this computer. >> reporter: remember, this computer is brand-new. then comes the sales pitch. >> what does this cost me to get fixed? >> if you go for the one year contract, it will cost you 199.9 dollars. >> reporter: time for the big reveal. >> my name is jeff rossen. i'm the national investigative kor respond spon correspondent for nbc news and this is a new computer out of the box. >> okay. >> where's the virus? >> i'll show you. >> you were trying to sell us a package that our computer expert says we didn't need. >> sir, i'm not trying to sell you a package.
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assistance. let me show you. >> reporter: after several minutes, he still can't show us any virus. then watch this. he starts surfing the web. >> you're typing yahoo!.com. thank you very much for your time. >> doesn't matter whether you're smart, dumb, old or young, it's one of those things where when you're caught off guard, you'll fall for it. >> reporter: un rgent warning to protect you. >> i learned a lesson. next time i think, what would jeff rossen do? run. >> good at vice. these technicians can be persistent. no matter how official they sound, we contacted apple and microsoft. both of them telling nbc news they are not affiliated with these companies who create the ads. best advice if you get the pop-up, hit escape. natalie, you should have hit escape. >> i tried but it was there frozen. also, the way it threatened that my information could be
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was going to be hacked, i mean, it was scary to me. i'm not the only one who has fallen for it. hundreds of others and probably thousands of others, including my father-in-law, got the same thing on his computer. >> natalie had to bring her computer in to another person and spend hundreds of dollars to make sure a virus wasn't put on it. >> i took it to my computer expert to make sure it hadn't really been compromised or hacked. >> the good news is, jeff, you got a new computer. >> i sure did. i'm not giving it back either. thanks for being a good sport. >> good lesson. up next, a blunder involving whoopi goldberg, oprah and a tweet leading when you think about success, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the
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the company total beauty posted this pic saying, we had no idea oprah was catted and it was whoopee goal berg i goldberg. even oprah weighing in, posting, oprah and daughter seeing the beauty editor's mistake. we don't all look-alike. took more than a half hour, but total beauty realized their error and posted, we'd like to apologize to everyone we've offended. it was our error and there are no excuses. we're sorry. took a while to get there but they got to it. in a few minutes, we are going to be live on facebook. it's leap day. in honor of it, you'll get all the extra information -- there we go -- here at the "today" show. i'm going to walk around and we'll go down to the control room and talk to the anchors. all the behind the scenes stuff
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>> this is 7news now. >> christa: good morning. three minutes before 8:00 a.m. on this back-to-work monday. here's chris lambert with a check of your forecast. >> chris: christa, back to the sunny skies and mild air this morning. close the 50 in the city of boston. 50 in plymouth. we do have more clouds and even some showers not west of us, though. as the front sweeps on through later on today parking shower or two between noon and 5:00 p.m., but look at the temperatures. back in the mid-50s to near 60 degrees. mild air again on wednesday. some downpours in the morning, drying out and cooling down in the afternoon. much colder to end the week. >> christa: boston city councilors will be holding a public hearing today to talk
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allow university police to carry semi-automatic rifles. now, boston police and some city councilors say northeastern police don't need those kinds of weapons. school officials say the rifles would only be used in emergency situations, however. spotlight a surprise winner at the oscars, taking home the night's biggest award. the film about the "boston globe's" investigation into the catholic church sex abuse scandal won for best picture. and it also won best original screenplay, as well. back to the "today show" after this t do you think when you are
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talk to me baby it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, red carpet royalty. >> straight ahead. >> which stars won the battle for the best dressed? we'll have the fashion hits and misses from hollywood's biggest night. plus, rock steady. >> otherwise, it's not fair that he was this good and didn't get nominated. it's also not fair will was paid $20 million for wild, wild west. >> host chris rock, the best moments from the big -- >> did you see "the big short"? >> i did not. >> "spotlight"? >> nope.
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>> hell yes. >> to the small. >> i want you to buy some of my daughter's girl scout cookies. look at my babies up there. leo, you made $30 million. come on! and -- >> ready to party? >> let's do it. >> natalie and al stay up late to bring you behind the scenes parties of the night. >> al roker. >> did you hear that? the one and only. >> i got al roker. can't walk by him. >> oh, my gosh. >> today, monday, february 29th, 2016. >> took me 28 years to turn 7. happy leap day! >> it's my sweet 16.
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>> happy leap year. >> all the way to new york for the first time. >> good morning. we're from tennessee! >> on our honeymoon in new york city. >> i haven't missed an episode of the "today" show in 25 years. we're back at 8:00 on a sunday morning. it is the 29th day of february, 2016. you don't say that very often. it's leap day 2016. anyone celebrating a birthday? >> leap year baby over there. >> another one there. >> happy birthday. >> love that. >> out on the plaza, matt lauer with savannah guthrie. we'll explain why carson isn't here in a second. al and natalie are on the west coast. we had a big announcement. earlier this month, we said we'd be welcoming cold play play to the plaza for a concert.
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the big day will be monday, march 14th. the grammy winners are coming off the super bowl halftime show, getting ready for a world tour. head to today.com for information on how you can be here. >> people will be saying, remember me, your best friend? >> remember kindergarten? >> exactly. let's head inside to carson for something else that's cool. >> thank you very much, mr. lauer. we're live streaming on facebook right now. this is always fun for me. it's like my mtv days. loose here and buttoned up here. thanks to our sponsor american express. an extra hour, appropriate for today in honor of leap day. more oscars, more fashion, extra trending today and extra cooking segments. more of the "today" show. but extended. that's what we're doing. if you want to ask us something, do it on our facebook page. we'll ask any question. bring it on. that's what's happening on our facebook page for the next hour.
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check of the morning's top stories. >> carson, thank you so much. good morning, everyone. on the eve of super tuesday, the race for the republican nomination is dominated yet again by donald trump and a controversy. rivals marco rubio and ted cruz pounced on trump after he refused in an cnn interview to repudiate statements of support for former klu klux klan leader david duke. trump insisted he did not know duke. however, he did renounce him later on social media. earlier on today, matt asked trump about another aspect of the race. the war of taunting and personal insults between him and marco rubio. >> when you have one of the people running that gets personal, i always believe in answering back. i answered back. i will continue to answer back. it hadn't helped him in the polls because his polls have gone down since he's doing it. he did it because he's desperate. >> trump also said the republican establishment should
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bringing millions of followers into the party. hillary clinton appears to have super tuesday momentum on her side in the southern states. a poll shows her ahead of sanders in georgia, tennessee and texas. both democrats are making appearances today in massachusetts. clinton's lead is much smaller. it took hours to bring an elephant under control after it went on a rampage during a religious festival in southern india. the elephant started flinging vehicles around with its powerful trunk. back. spectators could only back away and give the elephant space. in all of this, no one was hurt. and a pro golfer in florida is caught with his pants off. what? woodland stripped down to his undies sunday during the honda classic. savannah asks why. his tee shot landed on the water's edge to the left of the
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he didn't want to get his outfit dirty, so he took off his socks and shoes and his white pants. his shot landed in the bunker but he managed to par the hole. >> if i had a quarter for every time i've played golf with carson and he's taken his pants off, i wouldn't need this job. >> that's so not true. >> how many quarters do we need to put together to see the picture, carson? >> you understand it though, right? the guy had nice pants on, the water's edge. >> that's the 19th hole when i do that, normally. you have to do it. >> good of us to show it one more time. tamron, thank you so much. now to the debate over energy drinks. it's back in the spotlight. >> one new england college announced plans to stop selling them on campus. hoda has more on that story. >> good morning to you. middlebury college is not banning or forbidding energy drinks but they won't be for sale in campus stores and dining halls. it was approved by the council,
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some are wondering if it is a radical decision. >> reporter: students nationwide often need a little extra boost to help full an all nighter studying. students at middlebury college who use energy drinks might need to find an alternative. the school is putting an end to all campus sales. on a flier in the cafe, the director of food service says the drinks are linked to problematic behavior, such as alcohol abuse and high-risk sexual activity. >> it's not clear if this is a cause and effect relationship or an association. is there something about the highly caffeinated drinks that is affecting people's ability to say no to drugs and alcohol and high-risk sexual situations, or is there something in particular about the caffeinated drinks risky behaviors? >> reporter: not everyone is on board. the student publication said most of the opposition came from students who thought the decision would violate a
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beverages they consume. energy drinks are a thriving business. last year, the industry brought in more than $10 billion in the u.s. alone. >> go, go, go. >> reporter: in a statement to nbc news, red bull says its beverage is a one 8.4 fluid ounce can, containing the same amount of calf ffeine as a cup of coffee and available in more than 160 countries because health authorities across the world have concluded that red bull energy drink is safe to consume. according to middlebury, they've done their research and hope the move will contribute to a healthier campus environment. >> many of the caffeinated energy drinks have a lot of sugar or they don't provide any real nutrition. it makes sense for a college campus to not want to serve them in their cafeteria is the goal is to provide nutritious and healthy meals. >> this should take effect on march the 7th. again, kids can go off campus and buy it if they want to, they're not going to sell it on campus.
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it's also not fair that will was paid $20 million for "wild, wild west," okay? hollywood is sorority racist. it's like, we like you, rhonda, but you're not a kappa. some people call it "creed" and i call it black rocky. rocky takes place in a world where white athletes are as good as black athletes. rocky is a science fiction movie. >> there were others. he had a good night. >> he did. it was funny. he wasn't up for awards but should have won father of the year after this one. his daughter is a girl scout. during the show, he brought them out and helped them sell cookies to the stars. jennifer lawrence was looking for a box. julianne moore had her money out. this video was shared from backstage by chris rock.
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last year, they raised $600. last night, any guesses? >> $65,000. >> people had cash and just handed it over? >> yeah. >> write out a check? >> probably wrote a check. paid in bit coin or something. >> might have a supply problem. >> another thing and you know this kills me but you were right. the stars seemed to say thanks but no thanks to the new feature at the oscars. during speeches, there was the scroll at the bottom. they were supposed to have thank yous for names there so the speeches would be more heartfelt and wouldn't be a laundry list of people that nobody knows but the stars. a lot of winners blew it off and rolled out the same list of names. i guess the roll did not work. >> would you have given the names in advance to them? >> they did. >> not going to work. people still want to thank others. >> you have to -- it would seem ungracious. >> did you see your name go by? i thanked you. >> terrible.
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you called it. >> you said i was right. >> mark the day. it's a leap day, it's special. >> let's get to pop start. carson has more on the oscars and moments you didn't see on tv. >> instagram sharing the most liked moments from oscar night. in third place, chrissy teigen and john legend on the carpet. the always-popular couple getting more than 312,000 likes. runner up, kevin hart. with his fiance. 368,000 likes. instagram's most liked oscar photo, lady gaga and boyfriend on the night of her emotional performance. the black and white photo shared 431,000 times. and the reunion that fans of "titanic" have been waiting for. lee onardo and kate winslet on dry land. they arrived together and posed for the photo on the red carpet. not missing a beat after 20 years.
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when leo won his oscar, looked like nobody was happier for him than kate. >> cute. carson, thank you very much. let's go to al out in los weather. >> thanks so much. hey, want to look at our pick city for the day. it's raleigh, durham, north carolina. our brand-new station, wral. we are happy to be joining the wral family. degrees. showers and storms tomorrow. 69. wednesday, early morning showers and a temperature of 56 degrees. rest of the country, we are looking at a decent day. here in the east, showers moving in later in the day. plenty of sunshine through the southeast. slight risk of afternoon thunderstorms later this afternoon afternoon. in oklahoma and out west, rain. another beautiful day in l.a., high of 80 degrees. >> chris: good monday morning, everyone. a sunny start.
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the west of us. in. close to noontime, through about 5:00 p.m., a ping shower or two. out there. mild and breezy day, mid-50s to lower 60s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. cooler day overall back into the march. taking a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. better chance of rain. more widespread rain tuesday night into wednesday morning. colder by the end of the week. >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. white hot. we'll break down the fashion choices in a moment. first, some of the evening's most memorable and risky looks. >> reporter: one after the other, pose after pose, the hollywood glitter lit up the red carpet. there were those who sparkled and shined.
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took the plunge. there were softer looks with feminine touches. and then there was off the shoulder heat. jewel toned colors made a statement this year. just like the men with their
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then there were those who took some fashion risks. and growing baby bumps all made for a red carpet to remember. >> style expert june is here in studio 1a with me. and fashion correspondent for e news out in l.a. good morning to you. looking very well rested, considering we know she was out all night. >> cat nap. >> june, i'll start with you. who was your favorite last night? >> cate blanchett. >> me, too. >> stunning. lady gaga also wowed me. naomi watts. i loved the metallics and the jewel tones. it was shocking to see the jewel tones going into the spring season. >> cate blanchett, that is an oscar dress. i don't know where else you wear that. >> i'm wearing blue.
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it was my favorite. >> you loved cate, too. who else was at the top of your list? >> the bracelet, incredible. rooney mara was one of my top. she looked beautiful. she really brought a high fashion moment, but it was in a way that was kind of gothic but very bridal, with the amazing hair. it was inspired by the "star wars," with the three buns and the severe lip. fantastic look. >> she hit the trend, which i have to agree with you. she did the cut-out, the sleek look. and she wore white. wedding bell wrs s were ringing. >> looked high fashion. wilde? i loved this dress. >> i mean, for me, it was stunning. i have to agree. i loved it from the back. i didn't love the pleats as
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can pull this off. i loved it better from the back, i have to be honest. >> when i saw the dress, i was like, i wish i could wear a dress like that. did you like it? >> wool. >> really? >> i love this dress. couture. i love how she took the vintage choker, swapped it from the runway look, which was like a gold harness, wore this vintage neil lain. it was hot last night. it was wool and she managed not to break a sweat. >> i thought it was a light material. what did you think of olivia munn? >> the simplicity and the gran grandeur of this was perfect. >> i loved it, too. >> it was effortless. i was begging for color. please, where is the color? arrived arrived.
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red carpet, well not this show. if there was somebody you thought, it wasn't my favorite look, does somebody come to mind? >> amy poehler's dress was great. she has a banging body. i really wish i would have seen more of it. she could have really gone a little more oscar worthy. >> i like that dress though. it's so pretty. what about you, june? who missed the mark, as far as you're concerned? >> is it -- what's her name? >> which one? >> in the long armani to the floor. >> charlotte? >> yes. >> not your favorite. >> here it is. >> the dress was stunning. >> she's gorgeous. >> stunning in person but you can't see all the beautiful detail in the photo. it made it look casual and kind of almost like a house coat in a sense. i wanted to see a little more glamorous. she's a mature woman but no excuse not to be sexy. >> what do you think are the big
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june mentioned the jewel tones. are there others you felt like, well, we saw a lot of that? i saw a lot of boob, to be honest. >> i think the embellishments. this year, vikander had the most beautiful dress on. thousands, apparently. one of my favorites is christy ti sy teigen. styling the bump. the runway last week, georgina made her a special dress to fit the gorgeous figure she's now got. also, emily blunt in prada. this is a very simple silhouette, but taking the jewels, i mean, just next level. >> gorgeous. so many good looks. always fun to rehash with you guys. thank you so much. if you want more on the oscars, catch a special edition of e news tonight at 7:00 eastern. we'll keep the conversation going on our more "today" live stream on facebook. going on right now.
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also ahead, insider reveals what it takes to dress the stars for a big night like this. first on a monday morning, your local news and weather.
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>> this is 7news now. >> chris:>> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. it's 8:27. take a live look over boston. let's send it over the chris lambert. >> chris: good morning, everybody. mild air continuing this morning. temperatures already close to 50 degrees or our way to 60. this go-around we'll track in some spotty showers beginning around noontime through 4:00 p.m. temperatures drop back into the 50s later on this afternoon, and a cooler day on tuesday, but back the sunshine with highs into the mid-40s. >> sarah: a moment of silence will be held today in merrimack, new hampshire, for the rookie police officer killed in the line of cutie in virginia. 28-year-old ashley guindon was on her first day on patrol
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her and two fellow officers. she attended high school in merrimack, new hampshire. flags there are flying at half-staff. both democratic candidates and campaigning -- are campaigning in massachusetts today ahead of tomorrow's super tuesday contest. a new poll from suffolk university finds hillary clinton with an eight-point lead over bernie sanders. police are searching for a driver who struck two people in worcester and kept on going. the man and woman are hospitalized with serious injuries. witnesses gave police a partial plate number and a description of the minivan that fled the scene. at 9:00. we hope to see you then. new england's energy comes from eversource buys it
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go big or go home it's 8:30 now. it is monday morning, 29th of february, 2016. it is leap day. tamron -- >> do me a favor, tell me if carson is anywhere. >> don't worry. >> he's live streaming. hello, carson. how are you this morning?
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dueling media today. live >> live streaming on facebook? >> we are live on facebook. go to our facebook page. in honor of leap day, a little extra content happening because of leap day. >> i like that. that's a cute device. ever go to the store and buy a couple things or looking to buy a couple things, you come back and you have a car filled with things? could be the sign above bigger problems. jenna bush hager will take us into the world of a compulsive shopper. >> can anyone identify with that here? >> i don't know. love desserts but hate preparing them? all this week, we are learning the basics of baking. we'll have you feeling like a pro in no time. i do have to acknowledge again, this cute boa from our sweet 16 crew. >> it matches you perfectly. >> that's not the first time
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>> al is out in los angeles from the oscars. he has a check of the weather. good morning. >> that was close. i'll tell ya. i was a little concerned there. as we look at today, we have a weak frontal system passing through the northeast. showers today. look for showers as we get into the southeast. risk of some strong storms later in the afternoon. snow in the northern plains. sunny from texas to the southwest. from tomorrow, we're looking at more sunshine in the southwest, but wetter weather into the pacific northwest with snow in the inner mountain region. windy and snowy in the upper great lakes. expanded risk area stretching west virginia. some of those are super tuesday we're going to be looking at that carefully. southern florida. that a sunny start. we have clouds and showers to the west of us. a couple spot showers working in. close to noontime, through about 5:00 p.m., a ping shower or two.
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mild and breezy day, mid-50s to lower 60s. tomorrow mostly sunny skies. cooler day overall back into the mid-40s, but a quiet start to march. taking a look at the 7 on 7 forecast. better chance of rain. more widespread rain tuesday night into wednesday morning. colder by the end of the week. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. we are launching a new series. we're calling it compelling compulsion compulsion. >> what happens when an indulgence turns into an obsession or your hobby takes over your life? jenna bush hager is here to start us off. >> we can all induj lge in impulse buys every now and then. but results can be heartbreaking. >> reporter: when you hear the word shop aholo aholoic, the image that comes to mind is the woman that
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of a shopaholoic." >> belt, vintage. bag, gucci. >> reporter: in reality, while most compulsive shoppers are women, the obsession is no laughing matter. >> this is what my closet looks like. >> which is organized. >> reporter: debbie is a self-described recovering shopaholoic, whose impulse to buy had taken over her life. it started as an insecure teen trying to fit and it continued to adulthood. >> i had three closets this size of clothes and my husband had almost no place for his clothes. i had clothes under the bed, clothes in a storage unit. it was out of control. >> reporter: so out of control, debbie began lying to her husband about her over the top shopping sprees. >> i would think, you know, how am i going to get this into the house without him seeing it? in the midst of all this compulsion, you often become somebody that you're not. somebody that i'm not is somebody that lies and hides things.
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>> i noticed that i had a problem. i knew that my closets were too full. i was spending too much money. >> reporter: but there is a psychological explanation for why debbie and others like her need shopping for a quick fix. >> i was unhappy i'd shopped. i was stressed, i would shop. anxious, wouldn't feel well, all these things. there was always an occasion. the shopping doesn't get rid of the problems. you escape from it for a period of time. >> reporter: for shopaholoics, stopping cold turkey doesn't always work. >> they may be more vulnerable at loss and there may be lapses but they have to be vigilant the rest of their lives. >> reporter: dr. april says they need to separate compulsion and asking by asking six questions before making a purchase. why am i here? how do i feel? do i need this? what if i wait?
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where will i put it? debbie used to spend four hours a day thinking about shopping. she estimates it cost her about $100,000. you few years ago, she decided to confront her behavior, and she now shares her experiences on her blog. >> this sort of tracking of what i bought is and how often i wore it. it was part of what helped me to see it was a problem. seeing the waste of it all. it does give me a lot of fulfillment, knowing that my journey and sharing my journey has been able to help other people. >> how much are you shopping now? >> i still probably, you know, shop every month. but i don't buy as much as i used to. i'm a lot more targeted. >> so would you say you're happier now? >> i would say i'm happier than i was. i still have a ways to go with that. i think my marriage is happier because there is more honesty in it. i'm a little more present now because i'm not so engrossed in
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>> debbie says while she's not fully recovered, she's shopping far less. she started a blog called recovery shopaholoic, which keeps her accountable. she lists everything she buys so her readers can say, you're getting better. it's a hard line. we've talked about this a little bit during the piece. everybody likes to shop. a lot of people like to shop. >> but the internet has made it so easy to sit on your couch and go, boom, boom, i'll take that. >> she said she wasn't enjoying time with her family, with her friends, because all she wanted >> wow. it happens. it's like this mindless looking through it. >> thank you very much. appreciate it. tomorrow, we'll continue this and look at hoarding and its impact on not only the hoarder but also the family, the friends and the community. coming up next, "vanity fair's" man on the street shows us what it takes to get a star ready for the oscars. takes a village.
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we're back at 8:39. we have more of our special oscars coverage with al and natalie out on the west coast. guys? >> all right, matt. thanks. we've been seeing all morning stars sparkling from last night. what does it take them to get ready for the red carpet? >> we enlisted "vanity fair's" man on the street. went behind the scenes to see how it all came together. >> this year is the most clients i had attend the oscars. >> there is a general idea that as a stylist, there is chaos leading up to the moment when the women go down the red carpet. >> we try to eliminate that. the last thing i want them to worry about is their dress. the days before are a little hectic. probably more hectic than the day of. >> what are they doing during hair and makeup? drinking champagne, calling
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on the phone? >> there's no screaming that happens, but they are relaxed. it does feel like a celebration. >> you can walk me through each woman, what they wore, why they wore it and what it was like to put it together. >> reese wore oscar de la lorenza. he originally tried to do it in a neutral color but when she tried it on, we kept the lavender with the black accent. >> this was a dress we saw on kendall jenner on the runway, but it was modified. a picture of kendall jenner wearing the dress has already been seen. >> we wanted to modify it so it was special for julianne and
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>> her dress last year was also chen chanel. charlize charlize's dress, she wore this beautiful red dior gown. we went through examples of red and kind of ended up choosing this really vibrant kind of lipstick color. >> what happens to you the moment they walk out the door? do you faint? break what's left drink what's left in the hotel room? >> yes, i drink what's left and pass out in their bed. no, you're anxious. you're waiting for them to alive. watches it on tv. they were just with you in person. it is a little surreal. >> do you ever try to push them out of the comfort zone and do you think it's important to see them in a new light? >> definitely. we have to constantly keep it fresh and new. ultimately, they all have to
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when they feel good, they look that much more beautiful. >> good life lesson. feel good, look good. >> yeah. >> i think they definitely scored 100 right there all across the board. cate blanchett, charlize and reese, always stunning. >> another thing, a lot of the actresses changed between the oscars and the after party. >> of course. it has to be a whole new look. >> wow. now you have two, three outfits you have to do. crazy. >> al, carson and i have been sitting here listening to tamron and savannah discuss what women do with their boobs when they're wearing revealing dresses. >> matt, you should know. >> me? >> it's the tape i never used. >> i was curious. tamron had a lot of answers. >> a lot of tape. >> we use a lot of tape around here. >> the backwards dresses, you know.
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step with the power of febreze. ontrol worth celebrating. 8:46. back with today food. this goes back to the basics when it comes to baking. our first lesson, cookies. here to teach you how to decorate like a pro, owners of southern sugar bakery in raleigh, north carolina. ladies, good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you worked in a school together, right? >> we did. >> how did this happen? >> we were school counselors and started cookies as a hobby. it turned into something bigger than we thought it would. >> we're going to make lemon --
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>> i will be eating the cookies. >> awesome. >> all the time while you are making them. who starts on the baking side? >> that'll be me. >> see you in a second. let's look at the ingredients. simple. >> we have eggs, butter, flour, sugar, lemon, vanilla and lemon extract. >> put it in a mixing bowl. >> we'll cream together the butter and sugar, and then start the mixer somewhere. there we go. >> perfect. >> then we're going to add the eggs first. >> great. >> matt, want to add anything? >> i'm really good watching you do it. i'm about to eat the "today" show cookie here. >> we'll add in the lemon zest. lemon extract and vanilla extract. >> we have tasters downstairs. easiest job of the last year. >> loving. >> we couldn't decide which one to launch into so we're eating them all. >> look at your hair.
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>> then our flour. >> don't make a mess. >> this is what we want to end up with in terms of consistency. >> the consistency will be like this. you want it to be like play-doh. >> knead the dough, sprinkle flour on the surface so it doesn't stick. magically, it'll roll itself out. matt, this is new york, you know this, and i know north carolina, press it into the dough. it will come out. mine came out with me. well, i do this a lot. it's okay. >> hold on. there we go. >> then take it -- perfect. paper. >> how long does it bake? >> 350, 8 to 10 minutes. >> let's move on to the icing. >> we have powdered sugar, meringue powder and vanilla. sugar.
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add the water. we're going to add the meringue powder. this stabilizes the icing and allows it to dry. then we have the clear vanilla extract. >> why not colored vanilla extract? >> personal preference. >> we want it bright and white. we'll add the food coloring later and want it to be true to color. you'll whip it up for a minute. five minutes to get it nice and stiff. that's what it'll look like here. >> great. >> you've added the coloring in some of this. >> we have. >> how easy or difficult is it to actually ice the cookies? >> easy. >> you can do it. you'll be great. >> you'll rock this. >> this is flooding icing, what lays down the base layer of icing. it'll be the consistency of shampoo or honey. what you have is piping icing. it's a consistency of toothpaste. >> perfect. >> you start. >> how we do it. some people outline the cookie.
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i'd start at a corner. >> matt, you can have this bottle. >> bring it straight across. >> then you outline the shape. >> shake it on down. >> there you go. you're doing so good. >> i've got the toothpaste consistency icing. i'll start piping. north carolina is my home state. >> perfect. >> when you're done, this is what it looks like. they're fantastic. tamron and savannah love them. ladies, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> again, our warm welcomes to some people down south, savannah. >> you look like abe pagoda. >> that's a compliment. you know i love abe. >> she's biting your head off now. >> you're delicious. >> by the way, more baking to do on our more "today" live stream on facebook. up next, natalie and al hit the oscar after parties.
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smucker's celebrated "today" is sponsored by smucker's. with a name like smucker's, it has to be good. each month, we are helping people ring in milestones of all kinds with our special smucker's celebrate "today" series. on this leap day, what better way to celebrate than with two birthday girls who showed up to
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ladies, happy birthday. tell us your names and where you're from. >> deborah from virginia. >> tina. >> it's your leap day birthday. only comes around once every four years. both of you, it's your sweet 16 today. >> absolutely, yes. >> congratulations to mark the milestone. we have car keys and air fresheners, hats here. have a an orange soda because you're not legal to drink yet. good luck on your driver's license test, too, by the way, and happy birthday. we celebrate big birthdays. a couple leap day birthdays online. brother and sister kristopher and kelsey. both born on leap days, four years apart. and alberta celebrating her 21st. finally she can have alcohol if she chooses. happy birthday to you guys. let's send it to al and natalie
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>> we had the access to the hottest spots in town. like the "vanity fair." party. >> it was an unforgettable night. >> first time at the elton john oscar viewing party. >> let's do it. >> i can't wait. >> hi, "today" show. good morning. >> i was bar mitzvahed in this. >> i have a drink here, please. >> come on. >> sorry, al. >> geez! >> come on. >> i am not coming to this. >> this is it? >> i'm done. >> 24 years now you raised over $50 million.
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have given us over the years at these events. we're fighting the fight. >> this is an important event but also a night for fun and, sir elton, you're performing tonight. >> i am performing tonight. oh, oh, benny and the jets >> off to the "vanity fair" party. >> you look stunning. >> thank you. >> i'm going to drink. >> all right. >> it'll be fun. >> uh-huh. tequila. >> oh, it's al. >> i thought you were saying it's -- oh, what? >> there's al roker. can't walk by him. >> felt good? >> you never know. you know what i mean? you feel like it went great and
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didn't know i was horrible. >> [ speaking spanish ]. >> bilingual blow off. >> what's your list? >> finding burgers. >> in n out burgers on the way out. >> i'll be doing an irish good night. i walk right in and right back out. >> i think our work here is done. >> drop the mic moment, al. and we're going to go party. >> that's it. >> sorry. no interviews. >> good times. >> we'll have more in the next hour, as well. >> well done, guys. we have much more.
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a suspected shooter heading
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and new england native is shot. the first day on a new job. how a new hampshire town is remembering her today. a driver takes off after hitting two people in worcester. the crews police help will lead to arrest. the final push for candidates ahead of tomorrow's super tuesday primary. who will be swinging by baystate. we'll let you know today. the star gold in hollywood. who won big on the oscar stage. >> low 50s this morning. couple of scattered showers into the afternoon. the forcast ahead.
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an accused shooter headed to court after officer and new england native shot and killed on her first day on the. super tuesday on tap. candidates make a last push to pick up supporter including several stops in massachusetts. all eyes on the oscar stage as the golden trophies handed out last night. the moments everyone is talking about. good monday morning everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm sarah french. i'm christa delcamp. if you are thoroughly confused by the weather you are not alone. the spring has sprung.

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