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on planes for football or the olympics or wide world of s ports and he'd say "for every one of those thohere'sna hotel on either end nd another flight back." the older you get, you just -- you want to jatust sort of be wherure? well, l you are throwing a get together at your house there is an etiquette expert nameed william hanson who has some notes. let's see if you agree. they say don't -- some people ask everybody what's a good date for you, this friday, the next friday, the friday after. they say pick a date, throw the party -- >> and who court-martial k an come can come. people will be like "i can come on tuesday but i can't come top 4:00." >> don't be vague about when the party starts. >> it starts at noon! >> now when you say the party starts at noon, do you like people to show up at noon or are
you okay with people showing up 1259:30 or 1:00? >> close. i've been in live television in my entire life. there's no such thing as late. vegas or whatever you have to be ready. you have to understand people -- if it's a picnic you're throwing you say we'll have picnic noon to five. but don't come more than 15 minutes late. it's really rude. >> don't ask guests to take off their shoes when they come to your house. >> you know, i don't that but a lot of people do do it. i'm used to that because of boats. people ask you to take your shoes off when you're on a boat. >> what about in someone's home? >> if someone asks know do it i'm happy to oblige. it seems strange when you're dressed up in black tie and they say be barefoot in our evening gown.
>> what if you have a bad pe re or you don't the right socks. >> should have thought about that sooner, hoda. >> well, whatever. >> unless your house is very unique, do not offer a tour. i think if people ask you -- sometimes i'll say to a host "your house so pretty, this room i'm looking at, can i see some of it." >> but don't offer it. that's weird. >> have you ever been to someone's house where they offered? yes. >> i'm trying to think. >> i'm sure you have. >> but i love design and i love homes and i love to see the way people put things together so i would probably say "oh, could any" because i'm just interested in that. i don't throw it in my house anymore because it got so big through. the 2-1 years we lived in that house so many additions and -- a tour like that smithsonian now. so many nooks and crannies. i have rooms i don't remember. >> this is a good one. when you get to a party and there's a big table they say
that the host should assign seats so that -- when you say "sit wherever you want." everyone's like -- it feels weird, right? >> that i don't agree with. >> why? >> because people get crazy. i want to be seated next to so and so. and they feel like there's a better place to be and i won't be a part of that so i very rarely do it. i'll just say whoever get there is first, sit where you sit. frank sits here, i sit here, everybody else fill in. otherwise they're manipulating the evening and i don't like that. >> sometimes when people do sit you, they sit you next to someone who you don't know. they separate from your date or boyfriend or husband. >> is joel like that? >> joel can talk to anybody. >> i know he can. so could frank but frank hated it when we were separated. he goes "why would they do that?" >> because you come to a party together. >> a lot of married people want to be separated. he hated it. i know i'm going home -- well,
not anymore but i knew i was going home with him. >>ay if you are throwing a party -- and we are -- and you have wine g csses and you see people drink their wine and you don't want to keep replacing their glasses w h fresh glasses -- >>av youurl be washing dishes all night long: >> they give you these little pens. >> wine glass writer so you can write your name. >> washable nontoxic markers that write on the glass and bottles, too, so you can do this and nobody will pick up your glass of wine. ir>> kind of cool, right? >> yeah. and then you can also keep track how many glasses you've had. >> by writing numbers, one, two, three, four. >> it's around $10 for a pack of three, wineglasswriter.com. >> very smart. if you drink red wine -- and i enjoy red -- and you're worried about staining your teeth because red does that, we might have the solution.
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do you know why the stem is here? that's where you're supposed to hold it. your hands are warm, if you held it like this in no time the heat from your hand goes to the wine so you're supposed to hold it here. >> okay, but a straw does not look classy. >> no, i doesn't. >> a case is for $39.95 at tcs tcsstraw.com. >> we're going to give it away. five lucky viewers win a special prize. >> but you have to enter once a week. by the way, we thing that we put the -- >> donna dorable is getting a workout now. it's like over 12,000 people are signing up now. the prizes are great. >> for complete rules and regulations go to klgandhoda.com and hit the connect button. >> we have to say that by law. dowan't miss our favorite things. they are coming up later in the show. >> and today may be the unofficial end of summer but we have something to look forward to.
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>> and here is "entertainment weekly" senior writer tim stack whom we very lovely call stackable. hi, stackable, did you have a good summer? >> i did. it's over. agrew a i grew a beard for the fall. lumbersexual. >> to keep your cheeks warm. >> that's right. no one else is keeping them warm. >> let's talk tv shows, shall we? >> no, i'd rather talk about his sex life, personally. >> by the way, you look good in a beard. >> thank you. old age. >> no, because you look is boyish with your little high waters and your shirt buttoned to the top. >> so there's a show on nbc called "blind spot." yes, "blind spot. jamie alexander plays a woman -- she wakes up in times square in a duffel bag. >> i hate it when that happens. >> right? been there, done that. she's naked and covered in tattoos and basically the government finds out that these tattoos lead them to certain cases and sort of terrorists and
all kinds of stuff. >> so they have to solve it by her tattoos? >> yes, so she has to be naked. >> is this nbc? >> this is nbc. >> she can't be that naked. >> she's pretty naked in the pilot. it's really fun. it's a thriller. kind of "blacklisty." but she has like super skills. you find out she has abilities. it's fun. >> so somebody took her and had their way and something going on. >> exactly. and her memory has been erased. >> a great concept. >> "empire" is back and people are pumped about that. >> i was just on the set. >> of course you were: >> i'm name dropping but of course it's back and lucious is in jail, terence howard's character. >> what did he do? >> he was arrested for the murder of his cousin -- cookie's cousin bunky. but, yeah, it's back in season two. empire was the biggest story of the year. ma( ris a thome is joining the series, chris rock, ludicrous is on. >> everyone is clamoring to get
on that show, right? >> it as a huge hit, it's a great show. taraji is back. >> any other tv shows we should be looking out for? >> "the muppets" is coming. >> post-breakup. >> how will they cope? >> well, she'll be sleeping around, you just know it. i can't wait to see. >> casting couch. and that's good. and then lady gaga is joining "american horror story hotel." >> how is she at acting? >> really good. >> she is? >> i'm not surprised by that at all. >> she was a theater kid. she wanted to be an actress but she was terrible at auditioning, she told me. >> that's not unusual. buck a terrific actor or actress but you lose in the auditions. >> she's very good. full throttle, so engaged so it will be exciting. >> let's go to the movies. johnny depp playing whitey bulger. >> in this movie called "black mass." he's unrecognizable who looks just like whitey bulger who was
a boston gangster and fbi informant. it's a movie about him. joel edger edgerton, benedict cumberbatch. scott cooper directed the movie. it has great awards buzz. it's like johnny depp going back to a" donnie brasco." so it's him acting again. >> he's almost unrecognizable. when you glance at him you don't realize. jessica chastain, matt damon. what is that? >> "the martian." it's ridley scott, a space movie, ridley scott directed at "alien." matt may don is an astronaut who gets separated from his team of astronauts and they think h( e's dead but he's abandoned on a planet. it's a little like "castaway" meets "gravity" but it's based on a book. matt damon is alone for most of
it but it's a big budget thrill ride uh-uh. jessica which is a stain, kristin kristin wig. >> let's talk music. one direction? are they still around? >> yes, this is on my ipod because i'm a teenage girl. the fact they're without zane, their single out now. >> i don't know which one is zane. >> zane is not there. there were five before, now there's four. >> what about janet? >> janet jackson is coming back, she has an album. it's been ages. she released a single called "no sleep" and she looks incredible. the woman does not age. yes, it's a big deal she's coming back. we haven't seen her in ages so everyone is excited? >> stackable, we love you. >> thank you, love you, too. my beard loves you. and i don't mean my fake wife. [ laughter ] all right sweetheart, we're about to surprise our one lucky
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i wish it weren't this way. >> you can't change the circumstances. >> you can't but what you can change is our mind-set. >> your attitude about it. >> exactly. >> so we're going play a game. life is going to throw us curveballs and we're going to -- >> or beach balls. >> and we'll try to solve the problem. so the first ball -- >> great. [ laughter ] >> nice throw! so give me a curveball here. >> i'm exhausted but i promised my kids i'd take them to the park. >> what do you do, cy? >> my goodness, the first thing you need to focus on is wholeheartedness. this sounds counterintuitive, but wholeheartedness is the antidote to fatigue, not necessarily rest or relaxation. so if you can't get out of something, get into it. >> take the nose pickers to the park. >> take them to the park, think about the time you came home from work exhausted but started weeding your garden and three hours later you're out in your work clothes. >> what is she talking about? >> i don't have a garden.
>> no garden. >> never mind! >> what's our next problem? what does that say. >> have to cancel plans with a girlfriend because i have to work late. >> that does add stress to your life. >> but if you want to decrease your stress, well, what you need to do is just forget the story. we tend to have reality which is like the need to change plans but then what we do is we have this whole story on it to, i'm the worst girlfriend ever. >> i feel terrible. so -- >> your real friends understand. >> absolutely. >> they know your life's complexities. >> but the stress isn't from our reality, it's from the story we make up about our reality. we manufacture. we make it the worst ever. instead i just need to call and change plans. >> that's it. >> ditch the drama. >> ditch the drama! >> i wonder what else life has to throw at us. >> here it comes.
>> life is throwing us a lot of balls. >> i know. >> my dog is really sick and i've got a big client meeting. >> i would panic about that. >> what should you do? >> well, first thing you need to do is make a decision. will you going to get somebody to cover the client meeting or the dog. and i know what the decision will be. we're going the vets, right? remember, once you make that decision, suffering is optional. there's two ways to go through it after the desituation joy or misery. >> you made your choice. >> and ditch the drama. >> ditch the drama. i wonder what else life will throw at us. >> you guys have been easy on me. >> i forgot to pick up my child from school. what? >> mother shame. >> wow, it's 7:00 p.m. >> my three-year-old from nursery school. >> so this happens in my life.
>> you have so many kids! >> we have plenty. what we end to do is we start judging instead of helping. so stop judging yourself. this suspect going to ruin your kid. >> i think it's pretty big that you forgot your child at school. >> it happens! >> it does. >> it's not like they've been harmed but -- >> why -- does the teacher call? >> yeah, they call. >> they're not left alone. they're fine. stop judging. >> i'm judging. >> when you are judging, you're judgy today. when you're judging you're not adding value or helping so stop ljudging yourself and start to do what helps. you know what? this is an opportunity to talk to your child about resilience, to talk to your child about making the best because the best adjusted kidge aren't the ones who don't have circumstances beyond their control, it's the ones who learn to cope with it. >> you have to learn to ditch the drama. >> that was fun. i feel like a lot of problems are going to be coming your way. [ laughter ]
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who was that? trump or -- bre king i down. >> and inspired millions last summer marking it to "american ninja warrior" finals. i love it. she's little. >> and back for more obstacle action, and heading to las vegas for the finals. congratulations. >> and billy, our guy is here. love him on "house of cards." an emmy nominee. so cute! >> thank you very much. >> he's our guy. so much to break down. >> kit said she had an inappropriate dream about michael kelly. >> i did not! >> we'll get the deta ils. cause "access hollywood live" starts when -- ri t now. >> oh, no! stand by, billy and kit. stand by camera two. we're live in five -- four -- three -- two -- e. excuse me. sit down. you weren't called. sit down. sit down. sit down! >> go ahead. go back to univision.
go ahead. >> go ahead. sit down,iplease . you weren't called. >> like a child. sit down. i said, sit down! >> roll over. i'm the donald. the fallout from the donald trump, it continues. the showdown. lcome to "access hollywood li ve." i'st billy bush. >>an and i'm kit hoover. >> my favorite part is, sit down. >> sit down. >> no, sit down. sit down. sit -- down. love that. >> what about these two? you knew there would be a collision here. as you said, maybe they're both at fault for this one, but the feud member, trump's the one ta gave out ramos' phone number, suing univision for dropping miss usa and they were bound to collide. it was entertaining a month ago. is it now getting, like, okay. here's another one. >> who's not tired of it. cable news.
i mean, they're all over this thing. cnn had a special on the ten-year retrospecial hosting by by -- and now roger ail, head of tafox news, stood up for megyn kelly. cut away from the press conference and went to bill o'reilly and regularly scheduled program with him. >> i love roger ailes and love him coming to megyn kelly's defense, and tweeting out about it -- >> nobodyeloves ratings more than roger ailes. he's like -- ah! >> article saying ailes is not cking megyn properly because of rating. wants trump to call, come on his shows. enough with the latest tweet.