Skip to main content

tv   Today  NBC  January 7, 2016 7:00am-10:00am EST

7:00 am
everybody is back into the 40s saturday. just some spotty showers on saturday. steadier, heavier rain the first half of the day sunday. back to the chill and 30s come monday and tuesday of next week. >> wow, okay. we get it all. the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. good morning. breaking news. 17 miners trapped nearly 1,000 feet underground in 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
7:01 am
donald trump gains an unlikely ally in his effort to question race. stage crasher. a strange moment at people's choice awards at a stranger takes over the mike during an acceptance people. before literally getting the boot from sharon osbourne. 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.
7:02 am
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 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
7:03 am
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 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.
7:04 am
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 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,
7:05 am
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 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.
7:06 am
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 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.
7:07 am
>> 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. 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.
7:08 am
>> 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 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
7:09 am
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, 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
7:10 am
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, 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.
7:11 am
intelligence failure? u.s. satellites spotted suspicio suspicious funnels. >> 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 u ss 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, survive able and
7:12 am
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? >> 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
7:13 am
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 rust terrorist attack, still unconfirmed. 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 wreaked 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 year here, it's been too much water, too quickly. >> reporter: overnight, more rain, another washout. this, the latest in a series of
7:14 am
homes aresubmerged. this professor wading through class. the lesson goes on. where there was fires days ago, there are now torre ent nts of mud. 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.
7:15 am
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. 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.
7:16 am
>> 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. >> 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 spontaneous 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
7:17 am
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 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.
7:18 am
fo right around the freezing mark right now. but towards the north and west look at this. 11 in sussex. good news, not a lot of wind out there this morning. we all warm to 40 or better by the afternoon. tonight's low 31 in the city. tomorrow, clouds and sun. 42. maybe some drizzle at night. the heavy rain comes in sunday. it's mild at 55. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks very much. does this look like a brazen criminal to you? the intense man hunt for the young woman behind a string of
7:19 am
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 tradition. first, this is "today" on
7:20 am
coming up, should you go around it, over it, through it? the watery drama that has the world watching this puddle for hours. then we go one on one with leonardo dicaprio (air horn, trap door opening) rootmetrics, in the nation's largest independent study, tested wireless performance across the country.
7:21 am
at+t got thirty-eight, sprint got two, and t mobile got zero. for data, call speed, and reliability. at+t got text. stuck on an average network? join verizon and we'll cover your costs to switch. jeans i'm trying to get into; i've been down that road honey child. and i don't have like a dress or some big red carpet thing i have to do. im really just looking at 2016, as the year of my best body; that's what i want for you too. lets let 2016 be the year of our best bodies. my trainer didn't believe me that trop50 could taste so good and still have 50% fewer calories. can i stop, jane?
7:22 am
trop50. tastes so good you won't believe it has 50% fewer calories. adventures from $599, plus up to $300 to spend at sea. come seek the royal caribbean. offer ends february 15th. i take pictures of sunrises, but with my back pain i couldn't sleep and get up in time. then i found aleve pm. aleve pm is the only one to combine a safe sleep aid plus the 12 hour pain relieving strength of aleve. i'm back. aleve pm for a better am. arturito soup! okay, okay. arturito soup!
7:23 am
follow me. campbell's new star wars inspired soups. arturito soup! yaaa! made for real, real life. i've smoked a lot and quit a lot, but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, release technology, helps prevent the urge to smoke all day. i want this time to be my last time. that's why i choose nicoderm cq. this is a labrador retriever. this is a golden retriever. they may seem similar. the details tell a different story. these dogs. eat, digest and process energy differently. at royal canin, we obsess over these details. so we developed over 200 specific formulas for cats and dogs. because precise nutrition can transform your pet into a magnificent animal. royal canin.
7:24 am
pepper discovers a wholesome breakfast with jimmy dean delights, made with real egg whites, lean cut meats, and whole grains. an excellent source of protein, it's a delicious way to fuel up on energy to help power through her morning run. which motivates these bikers to pedal faster, and inspires ted to land that front-side ollie. which delights everyone, including pepper's twins with jimmy dean delights, good mornings lead to great days. shine on. [ julie ] the wrinkle cream graveyard. if it doesn't work fast... you're on to the next thing.
7:25 am
neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair. it targets fine lines and wrinkles with the fastest retinol formula available. you'll see younger looking skin in just one week. one week? this one's a keeper. rapid wrinkle repair. and for dark spots rapid tone repair.
7:26 am
good morning, everyone. 7:26, thursday morning. live pictures here from chopper 4 over a serious accident on the gowanus expressway. kai has more details. >> reporter: good morning to you. we're over the outbound gowanus expressway here. two cars, suv, and a flatbed involved in a serious accident. we're going to go to tape when chopper 4 arrived on the scene, fist, by the way. giving the condition of that vehicle, looks like the front part of that truck was on the vehicle in front of it. not only is this guy lucky to be alive, but he actually stood up on his own. you can see lots of delays with
7:27 am
we'll continue to keep you up to date. >> the inbound side also backed up. we also have an accident on the northern state parkway westbound. and heading other to new jersey, there's an accident by doremus avenue heading southbound. back to you, darlene. thank you. we'll be right back with chris' forecast. it is very cold northwest suburbs.
7:28 am
the city's not too bad at 31 degrees. low 40s by this afternoon. sun and clouds mixed. low 30s tonight, low 40s tomorrow. the heavy rain is sunday, but it's milder with a high of 55. more information about the new dietary guidelines released overnight.
7:29 am
7:30 now on a thursday 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."
7:30 am
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. 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
7:31 am
>> 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. >> 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.
7:32 am
accomplice can be part of a sophisticated crime rieng ng. >> 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 security alliance else mate stimates 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
7:33 am
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 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. requester 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.
7:34 am
>> 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 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 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
7:35 am
the alleged attackers, two cough mother -- 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 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 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
7:36 am
telling nbc affiliate wrcb, the issue affecting our community is not hazing e ing or bullying. rather, it is the unilateral decision of three individuals currently charged with a sexual 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.
7:37 am
we're going to see a little low, the polar vortex breaking off. by saturday, 3 below in business bismarck. minneapolis, 4. 17 degrees below average. 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. al, thanks so much. a mix of clouds and sun out there right now. we'll see more clouds from the city on south. it turns milder after a cold start. 43 the expected high. a low of 31 tonight. tomorrow, mix of clouds and sunshine. maybe drizzle later tomorrow night. that drizzle might be frozen
7:38 am
couple hours saturday morning. heavier rain sunday and mild at 55. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. coming up, new trouble for chipotle. the restaurant chain is now facing a federal criminal investigation. on trending, a new look for taylor swift. the new photo that's not what you think. jane didn' t like restrictions. not in life. and not when it came to watching her calories. why settle on taste? jane thought.
7:39 am
creamy awesomeness and 12 grams of protein. all for 80 calories. no settling here. what else does jane love? that you could win a fitbit flex from light & fit. learn more on specially marked packs. light & fit. feel free to enjoy. welcome. how you doin'? thanks for coming. today you're gonna choose a mobile office to drive to a remote worksite. you can choose this chevy silverado that offers built in 4g lte wi-fi. or you can choose this ford f-150, that doesn't offer wi-fi. but to make up for it, we added a trailer, a satellite antenna, and dolores. hey fellas! technology's a little behind in here. now the silverado offers built in wi-fi with a connection that's stronger than your smart phone. slick. so, which one do you want? i pick the chevy. chevy. silverado. it leaves ford in the dust.
7:40 am
hi hey you look good. thank you, i feel good. it all starts with eating right. that's why i eat amaz!n prunes now. they're delicious and help keep my body in balance. i love these. sunsweet amaz!n prunes, the feel good fruit. it's easy to love your laxative when that lax loves your body back. only miralax hydrates, eases and softens to unblock naturally, so you have peace of mind from start to finish. love your laxative. miralax. in my business i can count on my i.t. guy bailing me out all the time... i'm not the i.t. guy. i'm the desktop support tech supervisor. and my customers knowing right when their packages arrive. introducing real-time delivery notifications. learn more at myusps.com pb&j. it' s just pb&j. unless you make it right.
7:41 am
easier to make than a mistake. as simple as a sunny day, but just as perfect. when you make a pb&j with smucker' s, that' s the difference between ordinary everyday and exquisitely delicious in an everyday sort of way.
7:42 am
we are back now at 7:42, with new and potentially bigger troubles for chipotle. >> the em battled restaurant chain under scrutiny over food born illness outbreaks. now, it is the target of an fda 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.
7:43 am
>> 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 states who became i'll on an e. coli outbreak. another five in a separate e. coli outbreak. more in boston and another norovirus outbreak that required extensive cleaning. so many cases, some chipotle regulars opted to steer clear. >> i'm not going back if what they're saying is true, in that it's based on like the employees themselves. >> i can't pick up food from my family and everyone gets sick. doesn't make picking up food easy, if everybody is getting sick. >> reporter: december sales down 50%. since october, chipotle's stock is down 43%. it was last month the ceo promised matt chipotle is coming out with new state of the art
7:44 am
>> but the procedures we're putting in place today are so above industry norms, that we are going to be the safest place to eat. >> reporter: with a criminal investigation, chipotle is once ben under again under the microscope. >> chipotle has the grand jury investigation in simi valley. criminal investigations involving food born illnesses are not common, but they usually center on allegations of knowingly distributing contaminated food or failing to notify authorities in a timely manner. just ahead, an answer to the legal question of the century. does this monkey own the rights to this selfie? carson is in the orange room with the great puddle watch of 2016. >> that's right. first, these messages. you've finally earned enough reward miles on your airline credit card. now you just book a seat, right? not quite. sometimes those seats are out of reach, costing an outrageous number
7:45 am
it's time to switch... to the capital one venture card. with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day. and when you're ready to travel, just book the flight you want, on any airline and use your miles to cover the cost. now that's more like it. what's in your wallet? feel a cold sore coming on? only abreva can heal it in as few as two and a half days when used at the first sign. it penetrates deep and starts to work immediately to block the virus and protect healthy cells.. don't tough it out, knock it out, fast. abreva. why do you think the ripples make a difference? grabs more? it's the cleanripple texture. now, do you feel so clean that you would go commando? why not! how do you feel?
7:46 am
so you're clean enough to go commando. i've been on my feel all day. i'm bushed! yea me too. excuse me...coming through! ride the gel wave of comfort with dr. scholls massaging gel insoles. they're proven to give you comfort. which helps you feel more energized ...all day long. i want what he has. (music) woman: i' ll never remember all the projects, presentations, or meetings i gave up my nights for. (music' s drums intensify) but days like this, i' ll never forget. get out there, in the 2016 ford escape. be unstoppable. this is my fight song
7:47 am
(music) if you have moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis like me... and you're talking to a rheumatologist about a biologic, this is humira. this is humira helping to relieve my pain and protect my joints from further damage. this is humira helping me reach for more. doctors have been prescribing humira for more than 10 years. humira works for many adults. it targets and helps to block a specific source of inflammation that contrubutes to ra symptoms. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened, as have blood, liver and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment,
7:48 am
you've been to areas where certain fungal infections are common, and if you've had tb, hepatitis b, are prone to infections, or have flu-like symptoms or sores. don't start humira if you have an infection. talk to your doctor and visit humira.com this is humira at work. when i lay in my tempur pedic contour- p the next thing i know it's morning. with tempur-flex you've got ther spring and bounce of a traditional mattress then itralso adjusts to my body. my cloud feels like somebody's hugging you. how can a bed to that? (vo) this year, change your life with tempur-pedic. we're back at 7:49. there's a puddle that everyone
7:49 am
carson. >> there is. this is how this goes, i'm not making it up. employees working near drummond center in the uk have been watching people try to cross the same puddle for years. it's a child sized puddle. 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 corral u entral uk. when someone successfully crosses the pond. people selected cam ed ed samples of the
7:50 am
current bid, $69,900. >> come on! >> best water-based drama since jaus jaws. we're all a little bored back at 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
7:51 am
what if the sweet stevia leaf was discovered... ...before the sugarcane. after people were enjoying truvia in their coffee and everything else... ...sugar would come along and go, "hey, i'm sweet too." "sure, sugar, you're very sweet, but we've already got sweetness minus calorie-ness." it would be kinda awkward. truvia. life with less
7:52 am
lowe's presents "how to be good at math". how much money do you think we saved today? a lot. now get $5 off hgtv home by sherwin-williams ovation interior paint. mmmm mmmm....mmmm mmm mmm mmmm mmmm, yoplait adventures from $599, plus up to $300 to spend at sea. come seek the royal caribbean. offer ends february 15th. [ music ] defiance is in our bones. citracal pearls. delicious berries and cream. soft, chewable,
7:53 am
only from citracal. to the woman in the mid-90's showstopper... you're right. it's time to set this bird free. hot blooded, check it and see... got a fever of 103... feelin' hungry? how 'bout a donut? i'm hot blooded..i'm hot blooded! whether it's 30-years old or 30-days old, carmax will appraise it in as little as 30 minutes. and then your only concern will be how to spend the cash. rad. eat up, buddy. you'll get it this time. yeah ok not too quick don't let go until i say so. i got you... start strong with the lasting energy of 100% you're doing it!
7:54 am
still not feeling well? my mom used to make me chicken noodle soup. aw, ok... you should call your mom. bye. campbell's chicken noodle soup. campbell's.
7:55 am
good morning, everyone. looking at the brooklyn bridge. it's 31 degrees out. 7:56 on a thursday morning.
7:56 am
suspected of slashing a woman in chelsea. police say someone saw him walking near st. patrick's cathedral and recognized him from surveillance video. he's accused of slashing a 24-year-old woman as she was walking to work yesterday morning. she suffered cuts to the face that required seven stitches. a pastor accused of stealing money from his church is due in court today in a civil suit. he is being sued by members of the rock church congregation. they claim surveillance video shows him swiping church donations and they want him gone. >> cleanup is still taking place out there on the gowanus expressway from a very serious accident earlier this morning. the good news is the eastbound hov lane is finally reopened. westbound delays heavy, but eastbound really back onto
7:57 am
we also have a disabled vehicle heading northbound on route 1 and nine to the skyway. early sun giving way to clouds. tonight, partly cloudy, 31 degrees. tomorrow, sun, and clouds, spotty showers on saturday, 47 is the high. coming up on the "today" show, we'll look at the top five
7:58 am
find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories.
7:59 am
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 shoe shoe in for a golden globe.
8:00 am
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 doable ppelganger might surprise you. thursday, january 7th, 2016. >> celebrating our birthdays on "today." >> good morning. i'm hereashecking 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.
8:01 am
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. 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 gervais 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
8:02 am
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. 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.
8:03 am
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 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 elevate or 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
8:04 am
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. 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.
8:05 am
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. 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
8:06 am
it's okay to eat. you want to limit the saturated fat to 10%, but the cholesterol, about. >> watch what you eat is what it comes down to. >> across the board. >> thank you. a driver who is lucky to be 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
8:07 am
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. >> 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, we 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
8:08 am
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 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 --
8:09 am
>> 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. >> 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.
8:10 am
power to your mouth also try listerine floss. it's advanced technology removes more plaque. we all want to be healthier, but lets just get real, we also want to loose weight. what's great about the smartpoints program is you do both, it's not counting calories it's counting points. which actually is like kind of a game. having the points literally gives you accountability. when you realize that you don't have to give up anything, that's when you can really manage everything. when your cold makes you wish... ...you could stay... ...in bed all day... ...you need the power of... rnew theraflu expressmax. new theraflu expressmax.
8:11 am
ugh! heartburn! no one burns on my watch! try alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. they work fast and don't taste chalky. mmm...amazing. i have heartburn. alka-seltzer heartburn reliefchews. enjoy the relief. earning unlimited cash back on purchases. that's a win. but imagine earning it twice. you can with the citi double cash card. it lets you earn cash back twice. once when you buy and again as
8:12 am
it's cash back then cash back again. and that's a cash back win-win. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, 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.
8:13 am
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. >> 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 hee it in the 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.
8:14 am
>> 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 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 s. is.
8:15 am
>> luke, i am your father. >> exactly! >> mind blowing. >> it's shocking. >> that is a spoiler alert, for 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
8:16 am
new actresses hit the carpet. vanessa hudgens and others were fashion favorites. a mishap, dakota johnson. her dress appeared to break. >> 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" the "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.
8:17 am
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 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.
8:18 am
>> 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 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 tark talk ing arctic air with all the moisture. depending on the track of the
8:19 am
u.p. al, thanks very much. up to 34 in sheeps head bay. 33 in astoria. 16 poughkeepsie. today, sunshine filtered by high clouds. 40 at noon. clouds and sun tomorrow. drizzle tomorrow night spotty rain saturday, 47. heavy rain by sunday, mid-fists. 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 erp
8:20 am
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 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.
8:21 am
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 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
8:22 am
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, 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.
8:23 am
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 answer is always no. be ready to exploreclude ing working for 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.
8:24 am
good morning, everyone. 8:26. 32 degrees look at the george washington bridge on a thursday morning. a homeless man under arrest for the fatal stabbing for the death of 28-year-old adam garcia. gonzalez spent several hours inside the restaurant monday. but after garcia told him to leave, he allegedly came back and killed him. let's take a look at the morning commute. i have good news. gowanus, the right lane finally reopened. traffic is starting to get by here. causing major delays still. be prepared for that. two-mile delay into this
8:25 am
parkway by exit 135. and grand central parkway by waite avenue. clouds. tomorrow, sun and clouds. a late drizzle. high of 42. degrees. al visits the set of wheel of
8:26 am
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 --
8:27 am
>> 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 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.
8:28 am
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 the plains. into the upper midwest and the central plains. that's what's going on nice move, al. temperatures in the 20s across western suffolk county. good news, not a lot of wind. it is cold in the burbs. still hovering in the teens. freezing mark in the city. some of the bite taken out of it. high clouds around the area. no snow to worry about. just a mix of clouds and sunshine. more clouds for the afternoon. 43. drizzle tomorrow night. icy spots north and west. sunday, mid-50s. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much.
8:29 am
leonardo dicaprio. his performance in "the revenant delirium tremens landed him a gloeld 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 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.
8:30 am
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 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, hisarthur, and he was eating raw bison flesh during rehearsal. they gave me this pancake thing to eat but it didn't look authentic to me.
8:31 am
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 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
8:32 am
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 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
8:33 am
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 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. >> all right. >> we did the deep conversation and then i'm like, what are you wearing? >> they did the bison eating
8:34 am
>> 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 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
8:35 am
we're back. it's 8:40. we're counting down to sunday's golden globes to kick off
8:36 am
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 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 say where she says, sorry, mom, i was in the bathroom. you'd think everyone else in hollywood would have learned
8:37 am
13 years later, renee did the same thing. she was in the bathroom. in the ballroom, they tell you, these are the categories coming 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.
8:38 am
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 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
8:39 am
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 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!
8:40 am
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 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 gervais 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
8:41 am
meet the moore's! we're the moore family, and we're always looking for ways to enjoy more. so we called time warner cable and got even more than we expected. call now to get more. more speed. like, 300 meg.
8:42 am
more places to make more unlimited calls. call now. for $89.99 a month, you'll get 100 meg ultra fast internet, hd channels included, and unlimited calling to international destinations. we find more good things every day! more ways to watch more shows. on more wifi connected devices in our house. time warner cable made switching easy with a one hour arrival window. they even made sure all of our connections were up and running before they left. why settle f less, when you can get more! call now. get free installation with a one hour arrival window. and ask how you could get a $300 reward card.
8:43 am
>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> all right. rachel platten scored one of 2015's biggest hits with her multi-platinum single "fight song." that video is used more than 120 million times on youtube. >> plat her 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.
8:44 am
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 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.
8:45 am
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 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
8:46 am
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 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
8:47 am
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 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, 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
8:48 am
i'm go stand by you love, you're not alone, i'm gonna stand by you even if we can't find heaven, 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,
8:49 am
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.
8:50 am
>> i'm going to watch >> good morning, everyone. 8:57. 32 degrees on this thursday morning, january 7th. i'm darlene rodriguez. the bronx man charged with murdering his pregnant daughter is due in court today. he was arrested after the body of his 39 daughter was found in the basement. she was five months pregnant and has not been seen since sunday. she confronted her father about a second mortgage he secretly took out on their home.
8:51 am
degrees. tomorrow, is sun, clouds, high of 42. spotty showers, 47 degrees saturday. sunday, heaviest rain of the weekend. 55 is the high. coming up on the "today" show al gives us a behind the scenes look at one of america's fortune. stay tuned. dunkin' donuts' unbelievable selection of breakfast sandwiches freshly made all day -- and now you can enjoy two english muffin egg and cheese breakfast sandwiches for $4.
8:52 am
find your sweet spot today with dunkin's chicken apple sausage sandwich. enjoy sweet apple and savory sausage together for under 400 calories. america runs on dunkin'. 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 i 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
8:53 am
>> 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. 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 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.
8:54 am
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 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 leyte lete, 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
8:55 am
>> 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. 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?
8:56 am
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! >> 6 $675 million. >> what day? >> 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
8:57 am
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 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
8:58 am
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. >> 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.
8:59 am
>> 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 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 awrd award for that? i said, if you do, you have to
9:00 am
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, 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 come 'll come
9:01 am
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 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.
9:02 am
>> 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, 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
9:03 am
>> 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. >> 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 l purple on the 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 it's a chilly start with 20s and 30s. we'll have sunshine.
9:04 am
over this afternoon. high temperature, 43. a little bit milder than yesterday. 31 in the city. 20s in the suburbs. clouds will give way to sun at clouds. variably cloudy. the drizzle threat is late tomorrow night. a little bit of drizzle, spotty saturday, 47. heaviest rain sunny, 55. cold, dry weather the start of next week. >> 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
9:05 am
>> oh, gosh. >> the category is people. they are three of al's favorites. >> tina fey, we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we g ive you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol . it' s olive garden' s new take on lighter italian fare. three new mediterranean inspired dishes. savory shrimp scampi saute ed in a mouthwatering garlic sauce. and flavorful new! chicken piccata. all under 575 calories.
9:06 am
hey, remember the game when i set the rookie passing record? i mean, you only mentioned what, 50 times... how about when i had three events in one night? well, i' ve been working on my new superhero move all day! we' re non stop, we' ve gotta have our extra protein. oikos triple zero greek non fat yogurt has 15 grams of protein. zero added sugar, zero artificial sweetener and zero fat. and zero holding me back! oikos triple zero. be unstoppable. mmm dannon everything kids touch during cold and flu season
9:07 am
make sure the germs they bring home don't stick around. use clorox disinfecting products. because no one kills germs better than clorox. announcement: this storm promises to be the biggest of the decade. with total accumulation of up to three feet. roads will be shut down indefinitely. and schools are closed. campbell's soups go great with a cold and a nice red. made for real, real life. when you make a pb&j with smucker' s, that' s the difference between ordinary everyday and exquisitely delicious in an everyday sort of way. because with a name like smucker' s, it has to be good. before the break, we showed you this clue from "wheel of fortune." the category is people, and it's three of al's favorite. i'll be disappointed if it's not what i think.
9:08 am
>> let's see the answer. i and e in the right place. >> it's us, isn't it? >> hopefully. >> yeah! come on. >> for more than three decades, millions of people tuned in every night to watch "wheel of fortune." one of the game show's biggest fans, our very own al. >> i have to tell you, not only 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.
9:09 am
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. >> 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"
9:10 am
>> 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. 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
9:11 am
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"! 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 ing -- 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.
9:12 am
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 our lives as long as i can remember. >> my kids love watching it now. >> absolutely. everybody can watch together. sip sippie cup? blowing our minds with hey, you forgot the milk! that's lactaid. right. 100% real milk, just without the lactose. so you can drink all you want... ...with no discomfort? exactly. here, try some... mmm, it is real milk. see? delicious. hoof bump! oh. right here girl, boom lactaid . 100% real milk. no discomfort and for a creamy and delicious treat, try lactaid ice cream
9:13 am
how? with heat. unlike creams and rubs that mask the pain, thermacare has patented heat cells that penetrate deep to increase circulation and accelerate healing. let's review: heat, plus relief, plus healing, equals thermacare. the proof that it heals is you. it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough.
9:14 am
only kraft natural cheese has a touch of philadelphia cream cheese, so whatever you make, is creamier than ever. that's a lot of dishes& no problem. i'll use a lot of detergent. dish issues? get cascade platinum. one pac cleans tough food better than 6 pacs of the bargain brand combined. cascade.
9:15 am
...you could stay... ...in bed all day... ...you need the power of... rnew theraflu expressmax. new theraflu expressmax. the power to feel better. welcome back, everyone. 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
9:16 am
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. >> 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?
9:17 am
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 to today.com/food club. chris will be answering your if you suffer from a dry mouth, then you'll know how uncomfortable it can be. but did you know that the lack of saliva can also lead to tooth decay and bad breath? well, there is biotene, specially formulated with moisturizers and lubricants. biotene can provide soothing relief and it helps keep your mouth healthy too. biotene, for people who suffer from a dry mouth. here's a little healthy advice. take care of what makes you, you. right down to your skin. aveeno daily moisturizing lotion with 5 vital nutrients for healthier looking skin
9:18 am
aveeno . naturally beautiful results many sleep-aids have pain medicine but zzzquil is different because why would you take a pain medicine when all you want is good sleep? zzzquil: a non-habit forming sleep-aid that's not for pain, just for sleep. who doesn't like a good surprise? you'd be surprised how easy it is to get a good low-cost health plan! at ny state of health you'll find many quality plans to
9:19 am
help paying for your plan, a new essential plan at less than $1 a day for new yorkers with lower incomes. be surprised! visit nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777 to learn more. enrollment for 2016 is happening now. live look, beautiful view of the tappan zee bridge. serious accident shut down part of the gowanus has been cleared. firefighters removed someone from one of those vehicles. we're told that person was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
9:20 am
i want to check the weather. early sun gives ways to clouds. 43 for the high. partly cloudy, 31. tomorrow, sun, clouds, late drizzle, high of 42. tomorrow, spotty cancer showers. sunday, heaviest rain of the weekend. 55 for the high. monday, we come back dryer but 47.
9:21 am
the centers for medicare and medicaid services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. t fewer than 6% received 5 stars. r among them was cancer
9:22 am
america in philadelphia. cancercenter.com slash eastern. 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 n bc 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 kau caucus less than a month away. the federal government is out with new guidelines about what we should and shouldn't
9:23 am
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 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
9:24 am
million lifetime growth. worldwide 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. 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, cold start this morning. 20s and 30s. high of 43 in the city. sunshine to start. clouds later this afternoon. especially from the city on south. partly cloudy tonight. 31 in town. 20s in the suburbs.
9:25 am
sun at times. drizzle at night. could be eyesy spots well north and west saturday morning. spotty drizzle. rain on saturday. heavy rain, 55. back told cooer weather but dry early next week. >> 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 beautiful, -- 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 sboolt into the arms of ten 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.
9:26 am
i saw so much in them. that really connected us. we do have a psychiatrist on call 24 hours. 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?
9:27 am
>> did you more 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. 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
9:28 am
>> i'll tell you this, i could not go to the dominion republic for three week s s, very closed off but it's gorgeous, without a cell phone. >> that's your partner? >> 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.
9:29 am
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! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us. to the couple wondering what a good deal looks like... no. seriously? we'll give it a 6 for composition. scary. wow, what about just putting a fair, no haggle price on the window? not zany enough? sometimes the best deals are pretty plain to see. hi hey you look good. thank you, i feel good. it all starts with eating right. that's why i eat amaz!n prunes now. they're delicious and help keep
9:30 am
i love these. sunsweet amaz!n prunes, the feel good fruit. at clorox 2 we've turned removing stains into a science. now pre-treat with clorox 2! watch stains disappear right before your eyes. remove 4 times more stains than detergent alone. we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast. the second lasts all day. we g ive you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol . (air horn, trap door opening) rootmetrics, in the nation's largest independent study, tested wireless performance across the country. verizon won big with one hundred
9:31 am
at+t got thirty-eight, sprint got two, and t mobile got zero. verizon also won first in the us for data, call speed, and reliability. at+t got text. stuck on an average network? join verizon and we'll cover your costs to switch. still not feeling well? no...you know when i got sick my mom used to make me chicken noodle soup. aw, ok... you should call your mom. bye. campbell's chicken noodle soup. there when no one else is. campbell's. made for real, real life. you're getting 3 here. alright? here goes. yep. [ crunching ] oh! cheddar, sour cream & onion, and salt & vinegar. wow! wow! how did you do that?! i can see through the blindfold. [ male announcer ] pringles! i knew that if i had ice in my water, it would just be so painful and i couldn't even drink it. i would like almost scoot the ice over
9:32 am
the pain. that's when i realized i had to do something. my dentist recommended that i use sensodyne. i think that sensodyne has been great in terms of reducing the sensitivity and pain that i was experiencing. now i can put ice in my water. sensodyne absolutely works,
9:33 am
off and running with these 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 rev revenant revenant." leo was left dead by his buddies.
9:34 am
movie. >> that is a small glimpse of what poor leo suffers through. co-stars domhnall gleeson joins 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
9:35 am
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 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.
9:36 am
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? >> 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. >> donald, you 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.
9:37 am
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. bursting with rich creamy awesomeness and 12 grams of protein. all for 80 calories. no settling here. what else does jane love? that you could win a fitbit flex from light & fit. learn more on specially marked packs. light & fit. feel free to enjoy. quiet! mom has a headache! had a headache! but now, i...don't excedrin is fast. in fact for some, relief starts in just 15 minutes. excedrin
9:38 am
hey sweetie, it's time. eye of the tiger tv anncr: good afternoon everyone. tv anncr: it's the perfect day for a game of football. tv anncr: this team is having a fantastic season. morning rituals are special. when you share what you love... ...with who you love. kellogg's frosted flakes. they're grrreat! now...you can win a microsoft surface 3...when you buy any specially-marked kellogg's product. if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day. now preview the cost of your copay before you fill. you can even get one-dollar
9:39 am
do you know the secret to a happy home in these modern times? it's a housewife who's in control of the finances. actually, any wife, husband, or human person can use progressive's name your price tool to take control of their budget. and while the men do the hard work of making money, she can get all the car insurance options her little heart desires. or the women might do the hard work of making money. [ chuckling ] women don't have jobs. is this guy for real? modernizing car insurance with -- that's enough out of you! the name your price tool, only from progressive. where is your husband? here's a little healthy advice. take care of what makes you, you. right down to your skin. aveeno daily moisturizing lotion with 5 vital nutrients for healthier looking skin in just one day. aveeno . naturally beautiful results nexium 24hr is the new #1 selling frequent heartburn brand in america. i hope you like it spicy! get complete protection
9:40 am
frequent heartburn. that's nexium level protection. does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all. office depot officemax. gear up for great. the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases. earn once when you buy, and again as you pay. that's cash back now, and cash back again later. it's cash back d\j vu. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. p
9:41 am
seem one sided. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly 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
9:42 am
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 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
9:43 am
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 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
9:44 am
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 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
9:45 am
believes cause i've still got a lot of fight left in me i've still got a lot of fight left in me [ applause ] >> rachel platten, thank you. the album is "wildfire."
9:46 am
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
9:47 am
dry skin. >> john cena undergoing shoulder surgery this morning.
9:48 am
mayor tpwhapb dispensary is opening today. one is in white plains. it will only be made available to those who are screened by certified doctors. it is only dismen'sed in nonsphoebg non nonsmokeable forms. early sun gives way to clouds. 43 for the high. partly cloudy, 31. tomorrow, sun, clouds, late drizzle, high of 42. spotty showers, 47. sunday, heaviest rain of the weekend. 55 degrees. monday, much colder but dryer. it's going to be 37. on the "today" show, a delicious winter salad recipe. another local update in 30
9:49 am
9:50 am
9:51 am
9:52 am
9:53 am
9:54 am
9:55 am
9:56 am
9:57 am
9:58 am
9:59 am

283 Views

info Stream Only

Uploaded by TV Archive on