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good morning. breaking news. dangerous wildfires in the east force evacuations and temporarily shut down amtrak trains. as the powerful storm system spawns tornadoes and damaging hail in parts of the south. and the threat of even more fires and twisters is not over. chaotic scene. the frantic 911 calls the moments after that navy jet plunged into an apartment complex in virginia. >> i see a ton, a ton of smoke. there's black, black smoke just billowing and billowing out. >> it's not a terrorist thing is it? >> oh, my god, all those old people. oh, my god. >> this morning, more of those chilling tapes. and springing into action. a 13-year-old takes control of a
school bus after the driver suffers an apparent heart attack. we're going to hear from that young hero "today," tuesday, we're going to hear from that young hero "today," tuesday, april 10th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm david gregory. matt is off again this morning. we don't often think about this tinder box conditions here in the west. but emergency crews dealing with fast-moving wild fires all across the east, including this one that drove people out of their homes on long island here in new york. >> that's right. and this is the scene in manorville, long island this morning. dry and windy conditions have red flag warnings extending from new york all the way to the deep south. to al is going to have the new warnings straight ahead this morning. >> also ahead, we could learn as
early as today if charges will be filed against george zimmerman in the shooting of trayvon martin. this after the special prosecutor announced on monday that she will make the decision, and she'll do it, not a grand jury. and zimmerman is now breaking his silence. coming up what he's now saying about how the shooting has impacted his life. then a woman charged with stalking "30 rock" star alec baldwin all around new york. but she says there's more to the story. so we'll have a little bit more on this. >> that's right. and then something that will get the attention of a lot of women. because there is new groundbreaking treatment, we think, to erase cellulite. we're going to tell you about a new procedure some doctors are calling revolutionary. and i know i perked up the ears of all the women who are listening. let us now begin with those wildfires here in the east, and the dangerous storms in the south. al roker is upstairs tracking it all for us. good morning. >> good morning, ann. as we look over manorville, long island, you can see, there's still wildfires burning out of control over 300 acres on fire
right now, and this is just one of many fires going on throughout the east. in fact as we take a look, milford, connecticut, last night they had to suspend amtrak service because of these flames. in fact, you can see how widespread they are. those flames getting close to the amtrak problem -- the amtrak situation. amtrak suspending service between milford and on into new haven. as we go back to long island. several homes, at least one commercial building damaged by fast-moving wildfires. in fact, staten island has fi d wildfires going on. firefighters treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. in new jersey, a fire threatening several homes. the blaze began earlier today in burlington county and looks like 25 homes being affected there. as far south as florida we're talking about dry conditions in central florida, no rain in sight. at least 20 wildfires are going on. three of them are at least 100 acres in size. here's what's happening. we've got a dry conditions low
level of humidity, windy conditions between low pressure off the shore and one up in to connecticut. i should say up in canada. and that's making for red flag warnings. that means, we are looking at fire conditions from new york city all the way down to greenville, as far west as parts of western kentucky. and then we've also got frost and freeze warnings. so we've literally got fire and ice stretching from minneapolis on into charleston. we've got a lot going on and we've got tornadoes to talk about in a risk area that got affected yesterday. we'll have more on that coming up. david? >> al, thanks very much. in the news now, george zimmerman is breaking his silence in the trayvon martin case as we move closer to a decision on whether charges will be filed against him. nbc's kerry sanders is once again in sanford, florida, with the very latest. hey, kerry, good morning. >> good morning, david. the special prosecutor could announce her decision as early as today. 28-year-old george zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin 46 days ago. for the past 19 days, the
special prosecutor and a team of state agents have been investigating. trying to determine exactly what happened that rainy night here in sanford, florida. special prosecutor angela corey's office issued a short statement monday that read, in part, state attorney angela corey has decided not to use a grand jury in the trayvon martin shooting death investigation. and cautions, the decision should not be considered a factor in the final determination of the case. >> by not going to the grand jury, she's decided this is a decision she can make, and it's going to be a decision she can justify without needing any cover. >> reporter: the special prosecutor has but two options. announce charges, or let stand the initial state attorney's office decision to let george zimmerman go free because he was in fear for his life, and stood his ground, as florida law allows. >> it's entirely up to angela corey to decide what she believes the evidence shows and she knows what the law is. if we're reading it the same way
she does, she's going to decline to press charges. >> we want an arrest. we want a conviction -- >> reporter: trayvon martin's family joined for weeks now by national civil rights leaders and a team of lawyers says they believe the special prosecutor will conclude the law is on their side. >> so we believe that she will charge george zimmerman in this case and we believe that he will have a chance to prove his case and prove his self-defense theory to a jury. >> reporter: and what does george zimmerman say? he's not talking. but his lawyer confirms to nbc news that this is his new web page. with an american flag backdrop zimmerman writes, i was involved in a life altering event which led me to become the subject of intense media coverage. as a result of the incident, and subsequent media coverage, i have been forced to leave my home, my school, my employer, my family, and ultimately, my entire life. zimmerman also posts a link to donate, and writes, i'm grateful to my friends that have come to
my aid. never questioning my integrity or actions. and any funds provided are used only for living expenses and legal defense. >> zimmerman is still a walking man. he's free. >> reporter: after an emotional city council meeting monday night, participants had varying opinions of zimmerman's request for donations. >> everyone is entitled to a defense. >> if i was innocent and i knew i was innocent, i wouldn't be soliciting anything. >> about 50 protesters had a sit-in at the police department on monday, and that forced the city to close down the police station. but then a price. several were invited inside to take a phone call from the special prosecutor, who promised them a thorough and fair investigation. david? >> all right, kerry sanders in florida for us this morning. kerry, thanks very much. >> all right, now let's get a check of the rest of the mornings's top stories. we've got natalie morals es at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. in north korea, nbc news has
learned this week's rocket launch is set to go, which has the u.s. and other nations on edge, for what it could mean. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel remains in north korea and joins us once again from the capital of pyongyang. richard, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. from a very rainy pyongyang. north korea says it will not only go ahead with this proposed rocket launch, but says it is in the process of building even bigger rockets. this proposed rocket launch is fraught in international condemnation. particularly from the united states and south korea, which say it will only further isolate this nation. even china and russia are calling on north korea not to do it, saying it is a violation of u.n. security council resolutions. but today, here in yong pang, a north korean official said this country will not respect any u.n. security council resolution that violates north korea's sovereignty. airlines that operate in this region have said that they will
change their flight trajectory during the rocket launch to avoid the rocket. >> all right, richard engel reporting for us in pyongyang once again. thank you, richard. the city of virginia beach has released a frantic 911 calls that were made after a navy jet crashed into a residential area destroying dozens of units in an apartment complex. >> a plane just went down off of 24th street. >> we just had a jet explode. >> it isn't a terrorist thing is it? >> ma'am, right now it's an airplane that crashed, okay. that's all we know right now, okay? >> amazingly no one was killed or seriously injured in the crash and the navy is compensating residents whose homes were destroyed. and it's helping them find long-term housing. the two men accused of going on a deadly shooting spree in predominantly black neighborhoods of tulsa have confessed, according to police. officials say jake england admitted to shooting three people and alvin watts confessed to shooting two. three of those victims died. the suspects are being held on
more than $9 million bail each. the winner of the mega millions lottery ticket sold in maryland has come forward to officials but the winner wishes to remain anonymous and is believed not to be 37-year-old mirlande wilson. the baltimore resident had attracted nationwide attention when she claimed to have the winning ticket. well she later claimed to have lost the ticket for her share of the record $656 million jackpot. and two seventh grade boys in milton, washington, are being hailed as heroes when their bus driver lost consciousness behind the wheel, they then sprung to action. 13-year-old jeremy ran up, grabbed the wheel, steering it to safety, and performing chest compressions on the driver. >> i turned it to the right, put it on the side of the road, took the keys out of the ignition, bus started slowing down, i'm like oh, someone call 911. i was just thinking about, i don't want to die. >> and another student helped bring the bus to a stop, and others called 911. no students were hurt.
the driver was hospitalized. now, in case you're wondering how a 13-year-old knows his way around a steering wheel, well his little secret is out with mom. apparently she lets him move the car around the driveway to give it a wash. but he says shhh, don't tell his dad. we would never do that. i think dad would be proud of him, actually. >> you just told the world. >> there you go. >> natalie, meantime let's get a check of the morning's top stories from a man who is a real man because only real men can wear pink. >> that's right. there you go. and we've got more severe weather to talk about where they saw some yesterday. oklahoma, just outside of oklahoma city, woodward county seeing some severe thunderstorms, and tornadoes. and, in fact, we're not going to see that video right now. but let's show you the map, and see exactly what's going on. our risk area, northern texas, and parts of louisiana. the main threats, damaging winds but we could see a couple of tornadoes develop again out of this region. look for rain from northern california up into the pacific
northwest coast. and we've also got beautiful weather throughout the southeast. rain does develop interior sections of new york state, on into northern upstate new york, and new england.w england. breezy conditions through the western great lakes. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> storm center 4, off to work and school on this tuesday morning and a chill in the air. it's clear and down to the mid and upper 30s throughout much of the region. near 40 closer to washington and by the bay. in the mid 40s. no freezing temperatures this morning, afternoon highs cool, only the low 60s and a gusty wind, too. lots of sunshine, then overnight tonight, clearing out and cold start to tomorrow. in the mid 30s, highs mid 50s on wednesday afternoon. a lot of clouds tomorrow, a blustery wind, small c >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you. now to politics and the presidential race and ongoing battles in washington. and here to talk about it all is representative paul ryan of wisconsin. he's the chairman of the house budget committee, and a rising star in the republican party.
congressman ryan, good morning. >> good morning. >> rising star, perhaps, is an understatement. you've endorsed mitt romney. if asked to be his vp, and pulled -- and told you would be only asked if the thought was you would help the republicans win in november, can you really say no? >> i haven't given enough thought to answer that question. it's never come up. the way i look at this is, it's somebody else's decision. it's months from now. i'm busy trying to do my job in congress. so, hopefully as i cross that bridge i'll make that decision then. but i haven't given it the serious kind of thought with my family that i would need to. >> you say it's never come up. are you saying it's never come up in any conversation whatsoever with mitt romney. >> correct. >> hmm. >> he has to get the nomination, first. >> you think there's some doubt about whether -- >> no, i don't. but i think he has to go through the process of nailing it down. i think he has to deal with that. >> you pent some time with him when he was in wisconsin and a lot of time actually with him. is he a man you could work with? >> absolutely. >> why?
>> i've actually really grown to like him quite a bit. i think he reminds me of sort of an enest, upper midwest person. the way i see mitt romney is i believe he has the exact kind of leadership skills we need to get this country out of the mess we're in. out of the debt crisis we're in. i think he has the principles, the courage, the skills, and i think he's going to do what it takes to get this country out of a crisis. >> you're a darling of conservatives. conservatives have clearly shown that they've not been ready to embrace him. what's their problem? you know -- >> i think it's because he was the governor of massachusetts, which is a fairly liberal state. he had a democratic legislature he had to work with so he had to make compromises. but if you actually look at what he says, what he does, who he is, his experience in his life, i think that speaks very well for conservatives. and i think he's going to be a great standard-bearer for us in the fall. >> meantime you say you haven't even thought about being on this ticket. >> i haven't given it serious thought. >> and yet president obama in his discussion seems to be really almost running against you. talking about your budget, being
a trojan horse. i mean, how do you explain this? >> you know, we've gotten kind of used to this verbal tantrums from the president. to me it's a little more petulant than presidential. >> why is he targeting you? >> i think it's because we're actually offering solutions to a debt crisis where he isn't. so i think we -- our existence and our solutions point out the fact that he hasn't offered any solutions to these problems. and we want to confront debt crisis before everybody gets hurt. before we have a crisis on our hands. and i think because we've offered these principled solutions and he has not, he's trying to use this kind of rhetoric to distort away from his failed record. >> you talk about solutions. 6 course your budget was passed last week by the house but the senate's not going to pass it. the president's not going to sign it. so what do you want most to come out of this exercise? >> i want to fix the problem. i want to give our kids a better future. i want us to pay off the debt. so what we thought we would do is we would pass our version of what we think the solution is, the law requires the senate pass their budget as well. but they've decided for three years now, over 1,000 days, not to even budget.
i -- it boggles my mind that we're not going to be passing budgets when the biggest crisis confronting this generation is a budget driven crisis. >> let me ask you about this because the center of budget and policy priority, you're smieing because you know about this. says 52% of the savings in your budget would come from cutting programs for the poor. that between 8 and 10 million people would be kicked off of food stamps. that you would cut medicare by $200 billion, medicaid and other health programs but something like $770 billion. where is the empathy for this budget? >> not only do i take issue with a lot of their analysis and their numbers, spending in all of these programs still increases under our budget. you have to remember food stamps quadrupled over the last decade. so what we're saying is we have to bring spending to a more sustainable rate of growth. and we can't keep spending at the pace we are on otherwise we will have a debt crisis. >> do you acknowledge that poor people will suffer -- >> no. >> under his budget. >> no. >> that you have shown a lack of empathy to poor people in this budget. >> quite the contrary. our poverty rates are the
highest in a generation. one out of six people are in poverty today. the president's policies are not working and we're advancing pro-growth policies to get people off of welfare and onto work. what we want to do is replicate those successful strategies that worked in the late '90s that were not applied to these other welfare programs to get people on to lives of self-sufficiency from welfare to work and we're proposing reforms and transitions that do that. we just don't agree that throwing more money at failed programs works. we want to reform these programs so they actually achieve the result of getting people on the lives to self-sufficiency. >> i could talk to you some more but i'm out of time. congressman paul ryan a pleasure to meet you in person. it is now 7:17. now here's david. >> ann, thank you. a new study out this morning raises questions about the safety of routine dental x-rays. according to a report in the american cancer society's journal "cancer" people who frequently receive them are at an increased risk of developing the most common diagnosed brain rumors. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's chief medical editor. she's here this morning. >> hey, david. >> so what kind of tumors are we
talking about and how worrisome are they? >> they are the most common brain tumors. they are benign, but even if you have a benign tumor in the wrong spot it's bad news. and we know that the most common environmental cause of these is ionizing radiation. that's the kind of radiation you get in x-rays. so this really looked at people who got a lot of dental x-rays, so kind of bite wings where you put the little thing between your teeth and something called a panoramic view, where they do an external x-ray. and they found that people who had those bite wing x-rays were two times more likely to get menagenomas than people who had this kind of x-ray you're seeing now were almost three times more likely. >> and kids often get the bite wings, right, on an annual basis? >> yeah, that's right. you know, used to be that there was more radiation with each of these x-rays. and we've talked about it on this program that more and more kids now have bad teeth and are getting root canals. but dentists are saying, look, is it time to re-evaluate how often kids get these? one to two perhaps a year for
little kids and should decrease, and frankly, you only get tooth x-rays if you think you need them. if your child has perfectly healthy teeth and there's no reason to warrant them then don't do it. dentists are really up front on this. >> how do we as consumers and parents, what kind of conversation do we need to have? >> the first thing you should say is look i heard about the report. i know the risk is still low, the radiation is low, but does my child need it? and if so, how can we minimize it over the years? overall you're still going to need them periodically. like everything else in life we want to minimize the amount of radiation just to minimize the problem overall. >> all right. helpful new information. dr. nancy, thank you very much. it is 7:19. once again here's ann. >> all right, david, thank you. it could take months before we know what killed famed artist thomas kinkade. the so-called painter of light who faced a number of legal and financial problems in recent years died unexpectedly at his home on friday at the age of 54. nbc's mike taibbi is in a
kinkade gallery in northridge, california, with more on this story. mike, good morning. >> good morning, ann. how are you? you know, one critic snipped that thomas kinkade's genius wasn't as an rtist, but as a marketer. but even with his artwork in millions of american homes the self-styled painter of light had hit dark days recently. battles with booze and bankruptcy and a personal life that was no match for the idealized world he created and that his fans love. >> this is the first picture that we got right here. >> reporter: debbie and russ spend time every day enjoying the 20 kinkade paintings in their california home. >> all we know about tom is that he was a great artist and we really loved him. >> he definitely enriched our lives. it's brought our family a lot closer. >> reporter: it doesn't matter that most art critics scoff at kinkade's dreamy soft edged cottages and street sheeps. like sherbet says new york art critic brienne walsh.
>> it does go down easily. it's prettyly colored and a lot of pastels. >> hello, everyone, this is thomas kinkade the painter of light. >> reporter: and whether he was marketing limited edition reproductions of his disney series or norman rockwell inspired freeze frames of americana he stuck to a plan for decades with an audience in mind. >> i have found that certain of the foundational values, faith in god, home, family, these are the things that everyone's hungry for. >> reporter: but in recent years, things turned ugly for one of the richest artists in the world. he pled no contest to a drunk driving arrest. his high school sweetheart wife and the mother of his four children left him. and lawsuits by franchise owners and former employees painted a picture of a flawed hero, drinking more and more, say some who knew him. >> alcohol compounds your problems, and he just was in a downward spiral. >> reporter: and behaving crudely. even, said one of kinkade's former vps in a deposition, urinating on a statue of winnie the pooh. none of that will deter his legions of fans who've embraced him and now mourn him as part of
the family. >> we have our way of thinking about him, and he's touched our heart. and that's how we feel about tom. >> reporter: even a critic who wouldn't pay a penny, let align $5,000 to $15,000 to buy a signed kinkade reproduction understands why millions do. >> people want to come home and have an image that makes them feel comfortable. and happy. and thomas kinkade provides that. and he is not at fault for doing that. >> there was a woman named amy pinto who dialed 911 last friday. she told police that she was kinkade's live-in girlfriend and that the painter had died peacefully in his sleep. she also said later that he suffered from a heart condition but that won't be confirmed until the autopsy results are released. by the way at galleries like this northridge gallery, since his death, kinkade works have been going through the roof. orders for them have. ann? >> all right. mike taibbi, thank you this morning. still ahead will the husband of a mafia executive found dead in her car face charges in connection with her murder?
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7:30 now on this tuesday morning. it's the 10th of april, 2012. it is a gorgeous start this morning for our crowd here in manhattan. really nice day, behind us. coming up ahead, enjoy this while this lasts. inside studio 1a i'm ann curry with david gregory who is joining us for matt this morning. >> good to be here. it's always fun. thank you. >> anyway, coming up just ahead the latest on the woman who's been charged with stalking alec baldwin. >> she was arrested outside of his new york city apartment. this morning we're actually getting a look at the e-mails that she allegedly sent the "30 rock" star and we'll get to them in just a moment. >> okay, also, pay attention
women. i'm not going to look at you because we're going to be talking about cellulite. we know it affects between 80% and 90% of women. it doesn't go away with exercise or diet. but there is a new procedure that some doctors are calling revolutionary. it's promising to erase the dimples for good. we're going to get details about it all coming up in a little bit. and also the queen is bestowing a big honor on camilla parker bowles. the question now, as a result being asked, is how she finally stepped out of diana's shadow. we're going to have more on that. and william and kate's double date with pippa and her new boyfriend. >> i have been gearing up, because i'm going to be handling "today's professionals." >> yes. >> if i can do it. >> they're in the house. among the topics that we're going to get to this morning, actress ashley judd taking a stand against comments made about her quote/unquote puffy face. that set off accusations of plastic surgery and facial injections and she has something to say about it. and so do they. >> i bet they do. i hope you have armor on this morning. we begin this half hour with the mystery surrounding the murder of a successful marketing
executive. a family handyman has been charged with the crime, but are investigators now going after someone else? nbc's craig melvin is in grosspoint park, michigan, with details on this. craig, good morning. >> ann, good morning to you. jane beshar met a gruesome death. the mother of two was found strangled inside her abandoned mercedes. her husband bob has maintained his innocence from the beginning. but there are reports this morning that he led a dark double life and may have even been involved in his wife's death. inside his ritzy grosse pointe home, his future is in question. >> robert besh ar ra, his children are treading water in a lake full of sharks. >> reporter: it's a horrifying, bizarre case. that shocked this affluent detroit suburb. it started in january when jean beshara, mother of two, was found in this detroit alley, dead, inside her mercedes suv.
the successful marketing executive had been strangled. days later police named bob beshara, her husband of 26 years, a person of interest. >> we -- we loved each other. >> reporter: while their marriage wasn't perfect, beshara insists he would never hurt his wife. >> the fact that maybe the person of interest is unthinkable to me, that they think i could harm my sweetheart. >> reporter: then a strange twist. family acquaintance and handyman joe gibbs reportedly confused to the gruesome crime and said bob beshara had paid him cash, and this old cadillac, to kill mrs. beshara. >> you're under arrest for the murder of jane bashara. >> police didn't confirm the confession but he was charged with murder. he's mentally disabled, according to reports. expertsaid that could complicate this case. >> it's definitely a hurdle for the prosecution to deal with a handyman who has psychological
issues. >> reporter: and another problem, questions now swirl about what some call bob bashara's sordid double life, allegedly involving the underground world of sado masochi masochism. he denies the allegations of an s&m lifestyle. >> i don't want to get into that because i have my children to worry about. >> reporter: as for the murder, the mystery remains and prosecutors did not confirm nor deny a potential arrest. >> there's a number of ways prosecutors can look at this, but the point is, they don't have direct evidence. >> reporter: with each passing day, the saga takes its toll on the bashara family. >> he's not doing well. he's got two children that are devastated. >> again, prosecutors are not saying much about more potential charges. only telling nbc news that the investigation into the murder continues. meanwhile, after that handyman joseph gibbs, he will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to
determine whether he is competent to help in his defense. he is expected to be in court next month. ann? >> all right, craig melvin, thank you so much for your reporting on this story. it is now 7:34. here's david. >> ann, thanks. now to a real-life drama for actor alec baldwin. a 40-year-old actress has now been charged with stalking the "30 rock" star and ordered to stay away from him. nbc's maria schiavocampo has the story. >> david, good morning. she reportedly showed up here at alec baldwin's new york apartment building trying to get into his home sunday night. that's when police were called and she was arrested. this after she had allegedly been stalking the actor sending him e-mails and text messages and following him all around the state. now alec baldwin does admit the two had dinner to the at least once but says after that things spiraled out of control. for genevieve sabourin the third time was not the charm. she was arrested outside alec baldwin's new york city apartment building, allegedly the third time in two weeks she
had shown up unannounced and uninvited to see the actor. according to the new york police, baldwin told them she had been stalking him, sending him hundreds of e-mail and voice mail messages in which she professed her love for him, and also asked for money. >> stalkers definitely come with the celebrity territory. you know there's a line, there's a limit. he's entitled to his safety just like the rest of us. >> reporter: baldwin told please sab ouren had shown up at his home in the hamptons on march 31st. the same romantic weekend that baldwin, who is 54, got engaged to 28-year-old yoga instructor hilaria thomas. she will be his second wife following his highly acrimonious divorce from kim basinger. according to baldwin, she was on the property for ten minutes before leaving. days later sabourin appeared at an event he was hosting in new york city. baldwin told police he asked private security to escort her
from the premises after which she fled. they did reportedly know each other. meeting on the set of the 2002 box office flop "the adventures of nash." she worked there as a publicist and baldwin made an appearance. still her mother says she never mentioned the actor, telling the new york daily news she did not talk about him or say anything special. and that she went to new york to find work as a comedian. but there's nothing funny about these allegations. sabourin has been charged with stalking and aggravated harassment. >> the difference between stalking and aggravated harassment is about the number of times, or number of attempts that someone tries to get at somebody. in a stalking type of case you have certain events that put the victim into fear for their life. >> reporter: now nbc news has obtained texts from some of the e-mails reportedly sent to baldwin and they include this, i need to start my new life with
my new name with my new career in my new country help my newly husband, you. and also i leave you now, please, alec come and pick me up now. she was arraigned monday. she pled not guilty. the judge released her on her own recognizance and issued a temporary order of protection for baldwin. david? >> mara, thank you very much. we want to switch gears, get another check of the weather from al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by advil. make the switch to advil now. >> and good morning, everybody. we got a nice morning here. a few clouds, nothing too terrible. but there's smoke over parts of long island right now and that's because we've got some wildfires going. mandatory evacuations throughout parts of eastern long island, around the riverhead area, as these fires burn way out of control. maybe for the next couple of days. so we'll continue to follow this store very. as we show you what we've got going on for today, we're looking at temperatures that are in the 40s and 50s in new
england. 60s here in the northeast. 80s down through the gulf coast. 80s and 90s in the southwest. 60s in the pacific northwest. we're looking at wet weather along the pacific northwest coast. risk of strong storms in northern texas, on into northern louisiana. wet weather with some snow in northern louisiana. wet weather and snow in the upper elevations around the great lakes and upstate new york. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. tom kierein, storm center 4, dress for a chilly morning. right now in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees. much of the region. reagan national at 46, a bit miler near the bay. later today climbing to the low 60s, so a cooler afternoon coming up, along with a blustery wind that will enhance the fire danger with low humidity and dry conditions. lots ever sunshine, clear and cold tonight, mid 30s tomorrow morning, mid 50s tomorrow with a lot of clouds around, maybe an afternoon shower, cool toward >> and that's your latest weather. david? >> al, thanks very much. up next, the new treatment that could have women saying good-bye to cellulite once and for all. that's right after this.
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revolutionary. natalie morales is joining us with details. >> well, ann, as you know there are all kinds of treatments and creams that claim to get rid of cellulite. but some doctors say this new procedure is unlike anything they've seen before. and we got an up close look at how it works. you're looking at the latest tool in the fight against cellulite. it's called cellulaid recently approved by the fda. doctors use a tiny laser to target cellulite under the surface of the skin. dr. bruce katz participated in clinical trials at his new york city office. >> for the first time, with one simple treatment, we get long-lasting results, very safely performed, and quick recovery. >> reporter: the procedure begins with a local anesthetic so the patient is awake the entire time. once the area is numb, doctor katz inserts a tiny laser under the skin. it's a three-step process.
the laser heats the skin and actually melts the fat. then it cuts through the bands that pull the skin down to create the dimpled effect. finally the laser heats the skin to enable the growth of new collagen, which the company says increases elasticity. >> usually in several weeks, you start seeing a response. the valleys go away. >> reporter: after the procedure dr. katz says the patient may experience soreness and bruising. most can go back to work the next day. the company says the results can last one year or more, but it's too early to measure the long-term effects. >> we think it's possible that it may come back as people gain weight or stop exercising. but i think if they stay clear for two years, we will get lasting results for many years to come. >> reporter: 35-year-old joanna is a physician's assistant in queens new york. she had the procedure in the fall of 2010 as part of the clinical trials. the result -- >> amazing. it was really -- it was awesome, actually.
it was nice to actually look in the mirror and not feel so self-conscious about something that had bothered me for probably 20 years. >> reporter: buzz about cellulaid is already spreading. harbor's bazaar takes a closer look in its may issue. >> the data i've seen is certainly the most impressive data i've even son cellulite treatment ever. it is what we call game changer in the business. >> reporter: for joanna, cellulaid was the answer to years of insecurity about her thighs. >> they're dimple-less, which to me is perfect. >> so ladies i know you're all wondering. what does it cost? dr. katz says cellulaid is about $2500 and up depending on the area you want treated. ann? >> all right. natalie morales, thank you. well dr. bruce katz, director of the skin and laser senter in new york is joining us along with dr. nancy snyderman. good morning to both of you. so first of all we should say that cellulite is not a disease. it's something that's a common, normal characteristic of between 80% and 90% of women?
>> yes. i think when we talk about the word cure, i guess i'm approaching this as a cancer surgeon. i always think it's not cancer. we don't talk about cure, we talk about long-term results to a cosmetic problem. >> that's right. and this treatment, we just got an idea of how it works. can you give us a sense about how long we think it's effective and why we think it might be effective beyond maybe a year or two years? >> well, we've been doing this for about two years now. and we think if the cellulite hasn't come back in two years it's probably going to be pretty much permanent. but we have to wait and see because that's only been our experience so far. >> mm-hmm, this procedure is invasive, it requires anesthesia, local anesthesia. are there side effects, nancy? >> well, it's very safe. there are other techniques that have been fda approved they just haven't worked very well. that means long-term results haven't been so great. but today, i so to say most cosmetic procedures are unbelievably safe. local anesthesia, very minimal risk. infection rate, hardly anything. the biggest risk, frankly, is
people may not think that all their cellulite has gone away. >> the worst side effect we've seen is minimal bruising and swelling. >> and that's temporary. >> and nothing else. >> so i'm not worried about the safety thing. i think the big question for women is, is it worth it for me, do i really want to change? and then the cost. because this is not going to be covered by insurance. >> right. not covered by insurance. $2500. i just heard. >> minimal. >> minimal. because that's just for what, doctor? >> that's usually one area. but if you compare it to current treatments where you have to come back, six, eight or ten times, the cost is pretty comparable. >> when you say one area, do you mean the thigh or one point in the thigh. >> the thighs. one area is the abdomen. the bust is another area. >> you could spend $8,000 depending on where you're carrying it and how much you're carrying? >> or upward. i think it's important for women to remember that cellulite really is a part of a woman's anatomy. whether it's heredity, aging, hormones, the skin is connected to the muscle with these little
fibrous bands. a little bit like our mattress and one of those buttons, and then fat cells get caught in between. so liquefying the fat, cutting those fibers -- >> that's very important. >> you know, the whole idea is to sort of smooth out the skin. >> because it's not about whether you exercise enough, it's not about your diet. >> skinny women can have cellulite. >> i've had triathletes and marathon runners who have cellulite and we've treated successfully. >> the thing is, is it worth it for you? and if so make sure you're going to someone reputable and you've done your homework. >> dr. bruce katz and dr. nancy snyderman thank you for helping us do our homework. still ahead, a woman whose given birth 15 times but she only has four kids of her own. we're going to explain. but first, these messages. when we got married. i had three kids. and she became the full time mother of three. it was soccer, and ballet, and cheerleading, and baseball. those years were crazy. so, as we go into this next phase,
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good morning, i'm aaron gilchrest, it is 7:56 on this tuesday morning, it is dry and breezy. perfect wildfire conditions out there. here's storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> all of the counties in red under the red flag warning, meaning there's a high fire danger, all of virginia, the eastern shore, most of maryland and the district for later today, we get winds gusting over 30 miles per hour with the dry conditions, it's chilly now, upper 30s to near 40, much of the region. later today it should climb to around 60 for a high by mid afternoon. so dress for a very cool day. lots of sun and a blustery wind, cooler tomorrow, maybe some rain passing through. a? >> we'll check the roads right >> we'll check the roads right afte as a fashion blogger,
good morning, a lot of congestion in our area. a live look at 39 5. hov lanes northbound, nice and clear. delayed from the beltway, 21 miles per hour from the beltway to the 14th street bridge. you're looking at about a 31-minute trip right now. now over to the beltway in montgomery county, slow on the outer loop.
8:00 now on this tuesday morning, the 10th day of april, 2012. we have made our way outside on a really nice morning. 51 degrees so far today. and you know, it looks like it's going to be a really pretty day which we're going to enjoy everybody because i understand some rain might be coming. we'll find out about that from mr. al coming up. meantime i'm ann curry alongside david gregory in for matt this morning once again. so nice to have you here. >> thank you. >> and the aforementioned al roker. are you ready for "today's professionals"? >> i am. we've got some hot topics. the question of ashley judd and her appearance.
also this high school in texas has this policy about whether you can be hired based on how much you weigh. if you're going to have a play date for your kids do you need a legal waiver? these are the hot, burning topics. >> it would be upsetting if somebody asked me for a legal -- >> i think it's a little off-putting. you know. right? >> exactly. get to the bottom of that. also we're going to meet a woman who has gone over and above the call of duty to help families who are infertile and she's basically called a super surrogate. she has delivered 11 babies for other families and also four more for her own family. so, we're talking about a woman who's been very valiant trying to help other families. >> that's for sure. >> and then a little differently we want to talk about mr. ricky gervais. she's going to be stopping by coming in tomorrow. we're going to check out. he's got always something fun to say. he's always got somebody on
edge. >> i have a feeling it's going to be us tomorrow. anyway, that said let's get inside and get a check of the mornings's top stories for natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the threat of more dangerous weather today, after fires and strong storms swept through several parts of the country on monday. at least two tornadoes were reported in oklahoma, and very large hail caused damage to parts of oklahoma and texas. meantime, fast-moving brushfires are burning across parts of new york and new jersey, including one that drove people out of their homes on long island. red flag warnings are posted from new york to the south, because of dry and windy conditions. in norway the man who confessed to the mass killing of 77 people last july will face trial next week. a new psychiatric evaluation has found him to be sane. radioactive particles have been found in the waters off the california coast from laguna beach to santa cruz. that's according to a new study that finds the radioactive
materials were released from japan's fukushima nuclear plant after last year's earthquake and tsunami. scientists say the levels of radioactive iodine found in kelp likely pose no risk to humans. but can affect marine life. an update now to a report story we brought you last month about violent cell phone theft. this morning the ftc is announcing a new agreement with top wireless carriers to disable all cell phones reported stolen. in effect making the phones worthless to thieves. as we reported, it's a move the wireless industry had previously resisted. carriers are expected to make the change over the next six months. now let's head to wall street and cnbc's mary thompson is at the new york stock exchange for us. what are we watching today? >> well, natalie, today investors are hoping that stocks can end a four-day losing streak as earnings season gets under way. aluminum giant alcoa kicking it off when it reports the first quarter results after the bell. the energy administration reporting that gasoline prices fell for the first time in
eleven weeks and and the white house plans to push its case for the so-called buffett rule named for billionaire investor warren buffett. it would ensure that all millionaires pay a minimum tax rate of 30% on their income. back to you. >> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange. thank you. and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. a picture perfect dale. facebook's purchase of the photosharing service instagram for a whopping $1 billion is buzzing across social media. it's the largest acquisition ever for facebook, and nets the ceo some $400 million. ashley judd is a top search on google after she blasted the media for criticizing her puffier face, setting off rumors of facial injections, and plastic surgery. judd, who says her appearance is the result of steroids for a long cold fired back in the daily beast slamming the reports as nasty, gendered and misogynistic and our professionals will tackle that. and they wanted a real-life
re-enactment and it appears they're getting it. a memorial cruise retracing the "titanic's" journey 100 years after it sets sale has been delayed by gales and heavy seas. the m.s. balmoral was battered by 30 foot waves as it crashed the irish sea with one passenger saying there's a bad feeling on board. it is due to dock in new york april 19th. hope it makes its way here safely. 8:05 right now. let's go back out to al with a check of your weather. >> today's weather is brought to you by trifexis. learn more and get exclusive money saving offers at trifexis.com. >> and we've got a birthday girl here. what's your name? >> emily. >> and you are 11 today? >> yeah. >> where are you from? >> california. >> a nice birthday present for you. happy birthday. and let's find out what we've got for you. our pick city of the day, just happens to be la crosse, wisconsin., lacrosse, wisconsin, nbc 13,
sunny, cool and look for temperatures into the 40s today. as we go across the country, some heavier showers and thunderstorms firing up in texas. we also got some wet weather making its way from the northern california coast, on up into the pacific northwest coast. later today, it starts to make its way into central california. risk of strong storms, northern texas into much of louisiana. wet weather with snow, upper elevations, upstate new york and breezy conditions along the western great lakes. and we've got, where is that guy back here? we've got a young, a young mr. t in training. what's your name? >> austin. >> austin, very nice, i like the mohawk. and you're seven years old today, what's your name? >> taylor. >> taylor, nice to see you. two cute-looking kids, that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, here it's a chilly start, we're in the 30s to low and mid 40s around much of the region. later today, up around 60. and we'll have the winds increasing as well. gusting over 30 miles per hour. lots ever sunshine, and a high fire danger as a result of the
fire conditions being so dry and the humidity low. and those gusty winds, clear tonight, and cold start tomorrow. mid 30s in the morning. mostly cloudy during the rest of the day. maybe an afternoon shower, that should help wash some of the pollen out of the air. >> and that's your latest weather. ann? >> all right, al, thank you very much. stand by, al, because we might have to jump in and rescue david gregory because he's going to take on "today's professionals" coming up. he's going to ask about all the hottest stories including when it's okay for a man to cry. hopefully they won't make him cry. but that's coming up right after this. all multivitamins give me the basics.
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they're misogynistic saying, who makes the fantastic leap from being sick or gaining some weight over the winter to a conclusion of plastic surgery? star, is this a go girl moment? >> it is an actual go girl moment. what i admire more than anything is that she didn't just take on the tabloids. she took on the so-called legitimate media. ashley said just because -- you know, that main stream media as our girl sarah palin would say. just because it's reported by somebody doesn't make it legitimate. and legitimate news sources just glommed on to the, is ashley, you know, the latest victim of surgery gone awry. >> nancy, you look at these celebrities all the time. >> right. >> they do make money off their looks and pick them apart. but she does look different. >> i think she's stunningly beautiful and whether she's onster oids that gave her a little bit of that moon face or whether she had something done, i have to say, i don't even care. i know she's out there. i know she's a public figure. but she didn't ask the world to comment on her face. i say leave her alone. >> personally i think ashley is
beautiful. having said that it's the same thing with jessica simpson last week and the pregnancy. when your trade is your public image and your beauty and your public persona you're going to come under scrutiny. it's like a hedge fund billionaire -- >> i get that. >> who trades stocks for a living. he's going to be under more scrutiny when it comes to trades. i've got to stop feeling bad for these celebrities. >> but she wants to be known for her acting, too, not just because her skin is puffy. >> by the way, her appearance has also been what's made her successful. i think she's beautiful -- >> but being unfairly criticized, being called everything but a child of god is another. >> and misogynistic? you think it has nothing to do with gender. >> this say pretty hot topic. obese need not apply. a texas hospital has instituted a hiring policy, if you have a body mass index of less than 35, 250 pounds, if you stand 5'10", the policy goes on to say that you at least have to have that body mass index. if you're above that you can't
be hired, and then, fit with a representational image of the job of a health care professional. >> we knew this was coming. >> yes. >> so there are famous places like the cleveland clinic that will not hire cigarette smokers. they'll put you through cigarette cessation programs, if you can't kick the habit. they're not going to hire you. why? because you cost them money in health care costs. obesity was the next hurdle >> but you're also representing the cleveland clinic which is fighting heart disease and fighting -- >> here's the problem. it's against the law to discriminate against fat people because it falls under the americans with disability act. >> not necessarily. because everyone who is considered fat or obese, unless they've been qualified as a quote, disabled person, only michigan is the only state in our country, six cities are allowing you to have protection for simply being obese. unless you've been classified as disabled because you've had heart disease, because your thyroid is acting up, are you not protected. >> donny, what about the representational part? does this make sense?
>> it's interesting. to me when people were coming to the agency they were coming for a certain persona. people -- it was important to me that people were stylists, not physical appearance but part of the brand we're selling. when you're selling health, and you have a 5'5", 250 pound person, that's not good for that brand. and on top of that, people are paying more, every person who is obese, i pay more in my health insurance. >> that's right. >> so i'm not trying to discriminate, i'm saying as a business, if i'm coming there and you have an unhealthy person. it's a doctor who smokes, you go, what is that? >> increasingly in hospitals these jobs are physical jobs. you need good news, good backs, you're moving other people. >> let's keep moving the marines facebook fire storm. this is very interesting. you've got a marine facing discharge for posting disparaging comments about president obama on facebook. this is a marine sergeant called the president quote the domestic enemy. said he would not follow some orders he deemed unlawful. he and his lawyer rps saying, look, this is him as a private citizen saying this facebook.
in fact there is no privacy, especially when you're in the service, donny, it's a chain of command. you can't do it? >> you are in the military. there is a chain of command. shame on him. i think that -- to me, it was very sad, it was very tragic. this is not a man i want fighting for our country. >> he definitely has a different view though over whether this should be a privacy -- >> if you're in the military, your ability, your right to say certain things goes away the day you sign those papers. the president is his commander in chief. >> his boss. >> he need not agree with everything. but that's his boss. >> and especially when it comes to following certain orders. that's the one thing that you're not allowed to do. and maybe our technology -- >> but facebook gives him a private corner. >> not at all. every two weeks we do a segment. once and for all, facebook is part of the public domain. you've just got to put that in your head. >> he couldn't write an editorial op-ed in "the new york times" or "wall street journal" and say those things.
even though our laws haven't caught up to technology, he can't do it on facebook either. >> very important issue, lastly, which is when should men be allowed to cry? i cry when the dry cleaning comes home. i cry all the time. i'm going to put that out there. >> he cries after every segment. >> but bubba watson, he wins the masters, and -- >> he didn't just cry. >> he didn't just cry. no, no, this was -- >> he was sobbing. >> this was sobbing with his mom. but it was a moment. it was really a moment that he'd won. too much, too much? >> i don't know. i mean, you know -- >> he won the masters. >> look. you know -- >> nobody -- most people hadn't heard of him. he's come -- >> it's a real moment. >> it's real. look, i cry "pride of the yankees" always at the end. >> it's movies. movies. i mean. what guy doesn't cry during "rocky." >> there's not a woman on earth who has a problem with a guy having an emotional moment like
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>> my longest was my oldest daughter. she took my an hour and 15 minutes to deliver. my second daughter took me 30 minutes and the last two took me 20 minutes. >> reporter: maybe the depth of her experience has something to do with her. she was preparing to deliver her 15th baby when she met her recently. yes, number 15. >> according to the family i do get a little cranky towards this end part. >> reporter: the reality is, only four are hers. at 47, the north dakota woman is a gestational carrier or suggest gatt. this is the 11th child she's carried for someone else. >> when you see those parents' faces. when they see that ultrasound for the first time, and they see that heart beat beating or they get to hear that heartbeat beating, that's priceless right there. >> reporter: there's no biological risk. she is implanted with a fertilized egg or eggs. >> those parents are the actual
mother and father. and so the mind-set for you at that time is, you know, you're handing them their child. >> reporter: for this mom, it's truly a labor of love. and while some gestational carriers can make upwards of a quarter million dollars, she brings a fraction of that. >> we did not go into this to make money. you know, we went into this so that families could have the experience of having their own children. >> reporter: dan an jody found her by word of mouth in 1998. doctors told jody she couldn't conceive a second child despite the couple's desire for more. meredith agreed to carry for them and delivered in a big way. the weggis now have 12-year-old triplets. >> i love her. and i just -- there's not words to explain how i feel about her. >> reporter: olavson says ig
pregnant so much has not limited her own family's activities. still she says, this baby for a couple in south dakota is likely to be her last. >> i am officially retiring the uterus. >> reporter: meredith just gave birth to that baby just about two weeks ago. david, she says it's her last but we're going to check back with her in a couple of months and she if she sticks to that. >> all right, janet shamlian, thank you so much. now to the royal duchesse who just received the highest of honors from the queen. michelle kosinski is at buckingham palace with more on that. michelle, good morning. >> hi, david. not only william and kate celebrating a wedding anniversary this month. so are charles and camilla with the queen we stowing the duchess of cornwall with her highest honors of personal service. camilla has quietly endured quite a bit over the years. she's been called the other woman in the press, and says dinea called her the rottweiler. long seen as tearing apart diana's fairy tale marriage to
prince charles. but now, seven years after camilla married charles, the queen is calling her a dame grand cross of the world victorian order. the highest of personal honors. camilla has certainly been a dedicated royal. often at the queen's side when she's not accompanying prince charles. one day petting baby farm animals. another acting as adviser to the newest duchess, kate. the prins have come to love camilla and increasingly has the public. >> there's no doubt that her popularity and approval rating have raised very much so since those dark days of princess diana. >> reporter: but could there be another duchess in the family one of these days? for spring break, william and kate formally kicking back on the french slopes family style with mrs. middleton, james middleton, pippa, and wait, who's that? none other than the earl george percy. heir to the fantastically
wealthy dutchy of north umberland, pal and newly parked love interest. if the romance is real the other middleton sister could find herself not only a duchess as well, but also calling an enormous castle home. and yes, having a flashback, harry potter fans. the 1,000-year-old estate is in the movies also known as hogwarts. >> hogwarts is no longer. >> witch craft and wizardry, some believe pippa has already bewitched its future owner, george. those two reportedly dated back in college and she should know from her sister that even as a princess or a duchess it's not always all luxury all the time. on the way back from that ski holiday, william and kate flew the extremely no frills budget airline easyjet. david? >> all right, michelle kosinski, thanks so much.
8:26 is your time on this tuesday, april 10th, 2012, good morning, i'm eun yang. this morning the fbi is putting a former bovior school teacher on its ten most wanted list. eric toth disappeared four years ago after the school allegedly found child pornography in his possession. he was last seen in 2009 in phoenix, arizona. look for the latest on the story here on news4 and on our website, nbcwashington.com. let's check the forecast now, meteorologist tom kierein with a look a the weather now. tom, good morning. >> chilly morning. it's only in the low 40s to mid 40s now. later today into the low 60s. lots of sun and a blustery wind and cooler tomorrow, a lot of
8:30 now on a tuesday morning. the 10th day of april, 2012. not a bad start to this day. the sun is shining. 52 degrees now. lots of happy people in our crowd. this is the way we like it. i'm ann curry alongside david gregory, in for matt. al roker, and coming up one of our very favorites is here. go that's right. carole king.
the legendary songwriter, singer is here. she's going to be sharing a long-awaited memoir. remarkable story about a career, writing such great songs. but also a dark period in her personal life. we're going to talk to her about that in just a minute. >> so i got to go to a baseball game last night to see the mets and my washington nationals. didn't quite turn out the way i was hoping. the point is maybe i'm thinking about baseball and so is john grisham. he's got a new book out about baseball, that he's wanted to write for 20 years. it's a fascinating story. i'm going to talk to him about it in a couple of minutes. >> very cool. and you know and love mariska hargitay from "law & order: svu." she's here. she's here to talk about another role that she had. also the heartbreak that she felt after losing out on an adoption when the baby's mother changed her mind. >> that's right. >> get a little personal this morning. >> and also her program which is coming back. that's right. but first can we say hello to you guys, christina applegate.
from the hit comedy "up all night" about a couple adjusting to parenthood. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> you guys are so good. what do you attribute this connection you make with the viewer? >> i think in this experience of parenting. >> well, we're living it. >> personally. >> we live pretty much every moment that you see on there either comes from our life, personally, or from the writers' lives, who also have very young children. so -- >> yeah, any time you see kind of stress on our face, that's all real. >> all real. >> that's happening. >> you get to do it at work, as well. >> you might as well just shoot our house. >> so we've got the season finale coming up. >> yeah. >> tell us about it. >> what can we tell? >> nothing. >> -- right? >> there's a lot of tears in this one. there's a lot of laughter, don't get us wrong but there's a moment at the end that is -- >> there's a lot of laughter
through tears. which is great, too. you're laughing the tears, you can -- >> and you don't know why you're laughing. >> it's great. >> i think -- >> i think you will cheer. i think at the end you're going to -- >> and it's going to be like a -- >> small clap. >> small clap. >> yeah. >> what about arrested development, is there going to be a movie? >> thank you, al. >> you must be so hard to work with! >> he is. he is. >> we're about to start making arrested development mini series and writing the movie this summer. >> wow. >> and everybody is talking about anchorman two and if you'll reprise your role. >> i am so hoping i'm going to be in there. i mean, i can't see -- >> will ferrell, come on! step up! >> will ferrell is one of the worst people in show biz. not a lot of people know this --
>> he's the worst people in the world. >> he's one of the worst people on the planet. >> he's not very nice. >> she's coming after you, will. >> i'd love to and i'm sure it will all work out. i'm very excited about that. >> i was so excited when i saw that. because we've been waiting for that for eight years. >> i'm sure -- >> every newsman in america. >> that's right. >> our guy -- >> christina applegate, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> we're going to tell you that you can catch the season finale of "up all night" thursday night at 9:30, 8:30 central time here on nbc. and get ready to go yeah, yeah.! >> or the slow clap. let's show you what's for the weather. risk of strong storms, texas and parts of louisiana. wet weather northern coast of california, into the pacific northwest. and then for tomorrow, a few showers here in the northeast, slight risk of strong storms, eastern, western texas all the way up into oklahoma. rain from southern california
along the coast up to the pacific northwest. nice and mild through the gulf coast, sunny and cool as you get into the upper great lakes. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. good morning, a chilly start on this tuesday morning. tom kierein, storm center 4, right now we're in the low 40s right around washington, near 50 in the district and near the bay. and it will continue to climb to around 60 for a high by later this afternoon. winds will get a little gustier, by 30 miles per hour later this morning and during the afternoon. and lots of sunshine. and overnight tonight, clear and getting chilly. in dawn, by mid 30s starting off tomorrow morning and a cooler day wednesday with a lot of clouds, maybe a shower. cool end to the week, but war >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. look who's who? we get to say hi to the latest eliminated from "american idol". glad to have you here. sorry about the elimination. we've seen this pattern here. you did great with the judges. you did great reviews, and yet the pub link didn't vote for you. where's the disconnect?
>> i think my style of music, you know, it's just so old school that it just not really is appreciated nowadays. i hope i can bring it back later on the season. >> do you think the younger viewers of the show didn't maybe connect with you in that way. ? i know you have a really high, falsetto voice, do you think that style didn't really connect? >> i think falsetto is really looked down upon nowadays. i really want to bring that back, you know, r&b and soul but it's just fallen you know. music needs to come back to where it was. hopefully i can be one of the newer generations to keep it going. >> j. lo was fighting for you but couldn't bring the other two judges along. you thought you could have fought a little harder to persuade them? >> somewhat but they already saved me once. even though i did get cut i'm just grateful for the time i did have on there. you know, i'm happy for the accomplishments i made, not what i didn't do. >> speaking of, you've got amazing things coming up, and your voice, in fact, attracted
an idol of yours. >> yes. >> and he wants you to perform with him. >> right, yeah. >> that's great. >> he told me he wants to work with me. >> that's fantastic. you also have prom coming up. >> yes, i do. >> wow, that's fun, too. >> so -- >> do you have a date yet? you want to pick someone from the crowd? >> thanks for being here. >> thank you. >> all the best in your future. >> thank you. >> up next, a woman who knows a little bit about music, carole king. the legend is here. she's going to talk about a new book, some of the personnel demons she battled along the way, as well.
natural woman." carole king, good morning. >> good morning. >> you're smiling already. >> i'm smiling because i didn't have -- >> you know but the idea of sitting down and over the course you say for 12 years thinking about your life, and writing about yourself and your life, i mean, people say that writing a memoir is incredibly illuminating. what did you learn about yourself? >> oh, my gosh, i learned so much, really. a lot of this book is context. i sort of had the overview of why did i actually do the things that i did? and why did i choose the men i chose? and you know, i really kind of go in to that with an overview, as well as writing from inside. >> how well does carole klein found herself talking to record executives when she was just 15 years old? >> i met alan freid. i wanted to meet alan freid, the legendary disk jockey. my father was a new york city firefighter. he had the badge which could get hem anywhere and allen freid gave me the advice to look in the phone book and call record
companies and go meet. and i was like, somebody can have success, why not me. which is a motivating thing in my life. it's like somebody can accomplish "x" or "y," why not me? >> why not you? and that allowed you to have a lot of chutzpah that carried through all the days of your life. and you -- you write about not really necessarily though wanting to be the star. you wanted to be the songwriter whose songs were heard. so, what was your reaction when you first heard aretha franklin singing "natural woman"? >> in three words? oh, my god. and that's exactly how i wrote it. it was just an amazing thing. and as a songwriter, that's what gives me the greatest joy is to hear artists take it to the next level, the level i can't. i can't sing like that. i can suggest how to sing like that. which i did in a demo. i made a demo for her with jerry and you can kind of hear the elements in the demo. there's an album coming out in a couple ways, april 24th, called
the legendary demos. they did a lot of the demos capturing this time. >> right. which is a good map to how the songs emerged eventually. and you know, over this book, we hear about your loves, your losses, you married twice, you had four kids. >> i actually married four times. >> four times, okay? >> yes. hope springs eternal. >> and you had four kids. i got that right. and it was the relationship you write about that had to be painful to write about you say without warning he struck with his right fist, he hit me hard, as if we were in a boxing ring except he wasn't wearing gloves and he wasn't in a boxing ring. what did you learn in your life about why a woman stays in an abusive relationship? >> well, the writing of this story. i wasn't sure i was going to include it in the book. but i wanted people to understand, people who go through that, mostly women, but some men, that you're not alone. this is a phenomenon that can
even happen to somebody like me who was successful, natural independence and what i learned is it's a really bad dynamic and it's very hard to get out. and i put a box in the book that actually says, here's where you can go to get help and it's right there. so that was really the main reason why i included this story. >> hmm, and -- and in trying to help other people, clearly, in doing that, and it seems to evoke what seems to be a theme at least i would guess from this book i mean, when you look at the black and white photographs of you as a young woman, having children at such a young age, making tapestry of your most successful albums even today the word that comes to mind is evolution. what makes you so open, constantly -- >> before i answer that. i just want to clarify because i don't want anybody to think the wrong -- the name of the man that was the abusive husband was rick evers. it was not jerry guff and it was not charlie, and it was not the fourth husband. having said that, i really want
to make that clear. >> sure. >> the evolution is just something that happens with age. you know, i've just turned 70. and i really feel the evolution. i finally felt the calmness. because people have said, you should write about your life for a lot of my life, because i have such an interesting life. so it was only until just before i was 60 that i had just said, okay, i'm ready to embrace this stage of my life. and that's my current stage of the evolution. >> you have had more than 400 compositions recorded by more than 1,000 artists, you've had 100 hit singles, many, you've got five grandchildren a life clearly as we see in this book that is as rich as a tapestry. how do you want to be remembered. how do you want people to think of you and what you've done with your life? now that you've looked back on it? >> first i want to say one word to everything you've said. attitude. and it's how i want to be
remembered. my goal every day is to try to be a good person. to try to do kind things. to try to make the world a better place in the ways that i can. and if i have influenced one person in a good way, that's good enough. >> and i think that's what we feel when we hear your name. >> oh, thank you. >> and when we read your book and hear you play with james taylor, this is your life. carole king, thank you. >> thank you. >> and the book is called "a natural woman." and of course, her album is coming out. she just mentioned in a few weeks. it's a collection of previously unrecorded songs. meantime coming up next, john grisham on trying something new in his latest novel. we're going to hear all about it. but first this is "today" on nbc. what about over here? sure. no problem. ♪
copies worldwide. many of them, of course, legal thrillers. but in his newest novel "calico joe" he tackles one of his greatest passions for the first time and that's baseball. john grisham. great to meet you, and good morning. >> the pleasure is mine. happy to be here. >> so "calico joe" -- i want to jump right into it because i love the tension in some of the characters. you have calico joe, joe castle, who is the wunlder kind of baseball. he's the hot rookie breaking all the records. there's a young buy paul tracey. he's watching for him. he's pulling for him. but he's also the son of warren tracey who is this hard-drinking, hard-partying pitcher for the mets, and this is what -- paul is in the stands rooting for his idol but was also rooting for his dad, then warren the dad, threw a fastball that would change their lives forever. >> and here we go. >> here we go. >> and it bounces back. it's cubs/mets 1973, and paul was telling the story 30 years later. and he traced the lives of all three of these men and what that one pitch did to all of them. so it's a pretty sad story. but it's also a very, very compelling story.
>> what drew you to what is a story about baseball but also a story about redemption and a tough relationship between a father and son? >> i wanted to write a baseball novel for many years. i actually wanted to write two. one for kids and one for adults. and i've been thinking about that for a long time. i never had the story. and i had no idea the story would come together in one book. and when i finally got the idea for the novel, started playing around with it, it just got better and better and better. and when i started writing it, it -- it came together real fast. >> these are, in part, and i got to talk to you about this before we were on the air, you are known for your legal thriller, they're masterpieces, but you also make time to do something that's kind of closer to where you grew up. >> yes. >> some of your passions, including baseball, which was a dream, right? >> sure. well, yeah, and over the years, i think once i wrote, i don't know, a dozen legal thrillers i started asking myself, can you write something else? that's all you can do? and i think it's probably pretty natural for a writer and so i started doing other types of books. i've written two books about
football. comic novel about skipping christmas. a collection of stories. you know, just stuff. i have a lot of ideas but i was always searching for the baseball story. and i read an article many years ago about b-ball, in 1967, and i was a fan of tony's because he played for the red sox. and he got hit in the eye by a ball, and ruined his career. and he died very young. and the guy who threw the ball, and tony, never got to meet and talk about it. and it was a bean ball, it was an accident, but they never got to sit down and talk about that one pitch that changed their lives. >> in this book, in this story, they do -- >> don't give away the whole story. the whole plot. >> but what can you say about that? >> well, they do get the moment. 30 years later, they finally meet because of the young boy who is now, you know, 41 years old. and he wants his father to face the reality of what he did many years ago. to finally, for once in his life, stand up and say, okay, i did this, i was wrong, and i -- and i want redemption.
and that's what drives the whole story. >> the book is "calico joe." it hits bookstores today. john grisham, thanks very much. >> my pleasure. happy to be here. >> up next, mariska hargitay on her devastation from a failed adoption, and her future on "law & order: svu." mm, these artisan bagels are so tasty. what do you think "artisan" means? i believe art is latin for "well-crafted" and isan is greek for "one who cares." so, well-crafted by one who cares, huh? either that, or it just means "really, really, really good bagels." i think you left out a "really." dunkin's new artisan bagels are as authentic as it gets. soft, chewy, and delicious. grab one today. discover the authentic taste of dunkin's new artisan bagels. america runs on dunkin'.
everyone knows this famous sound. ♪ and mariska hargitay has starred as detective olivia benson for 13 seasons on "law & order: svu" and she's proven time and again that no one is better in the interrogation room. take a look. >> then we tell the d.a. the truth. that you were scared. maybe he threatened your family. >> okay, okay. >> probably the d.a. now. once they get involved it's out of my hands. >> you tell them i'm thinking. >> you don't have time to think. you're at a crossrod es right now. you've got to make a decision. >> okay, okay. >> and if you make the right decision, i will go to bat for you. >> okay. i'm backing away from you right now. i don't even want to be in the same room with you if you're yelling. i get scared myself. and also what's really new this season is your character, olivia benson, gets to have a love interest, named harry connick jr. i mean, there's nothing wrong
with that. let me tell you. and does he get to stick around for a bit or do you know? >> you know, he came on for four episodes and we just had so much fun. this next episode, tomorrow night's episode, which is truly one of my favorites, is about coerced confessions. >> oh. >> and unfortunately, there's a little -- some legal problems, and really creates a problem for harry and i. >> uh-oh. >> so you'll have to stay tuned. >> the plot thickens. >> meantime, speaking of a plot, this is the third time you've had an episode, or a season without christopher meloni. >> yeah. >> that's got to be weird. >> it's really weird. and you know, it was really hard in the beginning. but i have to say, you know, we have a new show runner this year, warren light and amazing new cast mates. we have danny tino on the show and it's been amazing and really fun and re-energizing to do the same thing that you've been doing for 12 years, and with a whole new freshness to it. i new take on it.
it's been really fun. and the amazing guest stars. harry connick is just nothing shy of genius. in every way and so hilarious and funny. >> that would be enough to have you -- >> just that. >> but what you're -- but you're so happy and it's got to be these kids. i've been hearing all about this good housekeeping article in which it was devastating when you had your first you were trying to adopt and you found out that you know the baby that you had sort of fallen in love with wasn't available. but talk about your life now. what's happening with you? >> my life is really good. it's just so full of joy. i, you know, the babies have come, and it feels like, you know, nothing short of a miracle. and i feel very blessed. >> because it's -- it -- you know, you've adopted -- you adopted one. >> yes, i adopted my daughter amaya and then andrew sort of, like a miracle, came out of the sky, and it was sort of a shock for us, and it was so beautiful. and you know, i think that the good housekeeping thing, it was
so, i love talking about adoption. because i'm -- i think it's the greatest thing on the planet. and it's, i think any time you embrace life so fully, so wholeheartedly, there are highs and there are lows. and what i said in the piece was, that the process is -- takes you on a ride, and the end of it is the better than any pot of gold that you imagined as a child. it's just you imagined as a child. good morning, it's 8:56 now on this tuesday, april 10th, i'm aaron gilchrest, let's start with a look at the forecast, with storm 4 meteorologist, tom kierein. >> it's a chilly start, but now we're getting into the low 50s. 53 at reagan national, a few clouds coming through, we'll have them off and on through the afternoon with highs reaching
back with more of "today" on this tuesday morning. the 10th day of april, 2012. we have a wonderful crowd outside on the plaza this morning. and they all look like they're having a great time here in the big apple. although some april showers may be on the way. it's a beautiful morning so far. and so we're glad that they can enjoy it. meantime i'm ann curry along with "meet the press's" david gregory. >> a lot of meteorological details this morning. i can't say the word. al, do you agree? >> a lot of meteorological details. >> ann, i think your weather forecast -- >> in the meantime, great show ahead. >> anyway.
>> anyway. >> right? >> she's in there like, barometric pressure. >> i go in to the "wake up with al" studio, she's already in there. >> with the green screen behind her so she can do the low pressure front moving in. >> we kid. >> we do. because we love, right? >> as you can see, david is here, al's here, savannah's here. speaking of the tale, we're going to talk about a little bit of the dangerous weather and how it's affecting people all across the country with these dangerous wildfires burning in the east, and a powerful storm system. >> we're not used to it in the east. >> exactly it's on long island. and there are powerful storms that have spawned tornadoes and damaging hail in the south. you're going to tell us more about that in a little bit coming up. >> also, if you and your partner fight about money, which a lot of people do fight about, a lot of tension, jean chatzky is going to be here with really great tips to help avoid actually in all seriousness, it's going to be such a huge area of tension. some tips on how to avoid that.
>> i was going to say, giving them a deal. jill martin is here, she's got her "steals & deals." a screaming deal. >> she's got jewelry. she has a polka dotted robe all and more for really great prices. we'll tell you all about it. >> by the way, i saw mentioned that mariska hargitay earlier, she wanted to make a mention that she's been a big support -- supporter of -- helping survivors of sex out assault and she wanted to mention that april 25th is denim day. and so everyone's supposed to wear denim, right, so that we can help support survivors of sexual assault. i will make that mention and i also want to also say it's time for a check of the top stories from natalie morales at the news desk. >> good morning once again. good morning, everyone. record breaking high temperatures this spring are bringing more extreme weather today. at least two tornadoes have touched down in northwestern oklahoma, injuring two people and damaging a county jail with grapefruit sized hail. meantime brushfires in florida,
new jersey and on new york's long island forced some residents to evacuate and interrupted amtrak service between connecticut and new york city monday night. in north korea, nbc news has learned this week's rocket launch is set to go. this as space experts in pyongyang say all preparations are pleat ahead of takeoff. the u.s. is telling north korea not to go ahead with the launch, saying it would further isolate the asian nation and would violate u.n. security council resolutions. the shooting death of unarmed teen trayvon martin will not be presented to a florida grand jury. the special prosecutor investigating martin's slaying may still file charges against george zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who shot martin, he claims, in self-defense. meantime, zimmerman's lawyers have confirmed that a website asking for donations for his defense is real. the two men accused of going on a deadly shooting spree in a predominantly black neighborhood of tulsa have confessed acco according to place. officials say jake england admitted to shooting three people and alvin watts confessed
to shooting two. three of those victims died. the suspects are being held on more than $9 million bail each. we now have the winner or winners, should we say, from maryland, of the $656 million mega millions jackpot. lottery officials say the lucky ticket holders are two women and a man who all work in maryland's public school system. but they wish to remain anonymous. one person who is not one of those winners, mirlande wilson, who attracted national attention for claiming she had the winning ticket. the lion king reigned supreme over the great white way. box office figures released monday revealed that the disney broadway classic has now surpassed "phantom of the opera" as the highest grossing musical of all time, breaking in $853.8 million since its 1997 debut. and don't look down. an american leading a group of urban explorers has scaled europe's tallest building, the shard in london. clinging to a crane 1,000 feet
in the air, bradley derrick says he and his group have scaled the unfinished building a number of times over the past year. he says they never break in, only sneak in and leave everything just as they found it. garrett says that he does it for the love of the building, apparently a security guard actually helped him get up there. so, five minutes past the hour. let's go now to ann, david and savannah. or al! >> or me. either way. all right. thanks so much, natalie. let's show you what we got as far as your weather is concerned. record breaking temperatu weather. record-breaking temperatures soaring as we continue to move forward. colder-than-normal temperatures, wind gusts, 25-30 miles per hour in the area. so stretching all the way from the northeast down to the south. we have high fire dangers up, we've got red flag warnings from greenville to new york city. and out to the west, we're talking about frost and freeze warnings, so we've got literally five and ice to talk about over
the next 24 hours, that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, still a chill in the air, just past 9:00 now, our temperatures into the low and mid 50s, the winds haven't picked up much, but they should this afternoon, gusting over 30 miles per hour, right now, low to mid 50s. later today, up around 60, a cool day, dress accordingly. lots of sun, winds diminish tonight, it gets colder tomorrow morning, mid 30s, afternoon highs on friday, mid 50s. a lot of clouds tomorrow, an afternoon shower maybe. sunny and cooler on thursday and time now for "today's money." financial rules to live by that can help save your marriage or relationship. jean chatzky is the author of the new book "money rules: the simple path to lifelong security." >> nice to see you. >> this is one that, you know, most couples really fight about. you say these are pretty simple rules to go by. and basically you're talking about live below your means. which i think is a great idea.
>> that's right. this is money rule number 10, live below your means. it's because we know that couples that can actually accumulate $10,000 in assets are 70% less likely to get divorced than couples that have no assets. so the bottom line is you just have to save money and that means getting yourself with that program. >> and i was going to say, how tough is that, though? >> well, you know, some people tend to be savers. some people tend to be spenders. i think the trick is getting the savings out of the account before you have the opportunity to spend it. so as soon as your paycheck lands you just move some money into a savings account and then you can live on the rest of what's in there for the rest of the month. >> number 35, just because you have a coupon doesn't mean you have to go shopping. >> and it's because we know that in cases where you feel your spouse is a foolish spender, you're 45% more likely to get divorced. >> ooh. >> right. men and women. equally. and so if you are one of those people who is a sucker or a
sale, and there are a lot of them out there, you got to know who you are, and you have to understand that a coupon is not a license to spend money. because another one of the money rules, if it's 50% off, it's still 50% on. you're still spending that money. >> exactly. i like number 33, trying to keep up with the joneses, just know the joneses are in debt. >> another thing that's really bad for your marriage is feeling that your spouse is materialistic. and that's essentially what we're doing when we're trying to keep up with the joneses. we want what they have. well, just realize, if they have it, there's a really good chance that they're in debt. 115 million americans carry debt to the tune of more than $10,000. and we're talking about high interest rate credit card debt. so pretty bad thing to do. >> and then that kind of goes into this next one, number 27, about good debt. good debt usually cheaper. >> right. so the difference between good debt and bad debt is that good debt gets you some place. it's the roof over your head. it's the car you drive back and forth to work. it's your college education.
you know it because the interest rate tends to be lower. bad debt, high interest rate credit card debt, drives couples, particularly newlywed couples, toward divorce. and toward those fights. so you want to steer clear of that kind of debt. >> number 93, declare some financial independence. >> just because you get married doesn't make you the same person. it doesn't mean that you want all of the same things, and, in fact, your differences probably attracted you in the first place. so i believe, and this is why we put it in money rule 93, is that you need to have a little bit of money so that you can do what you want to do with it. otherwise it starts to feel like you're asking permission. it starts to feel vaguely parental. and that's not at all romantic. >> that's not good. number 89, i think quite frankly should be higher up. don't lend money to friends or relatives. >> right. because if you think about the things that cause fights between you and those friends and relatives, lending money is never a good idea.
you go out to dinner with these people and you start watching what are they ordering? are those new shoes? and then you bring it home with you and it causes a fight with your spouse. so you shouldn't lend money to friends and relatives. >> what about the converse about borrowing money? >> it's the easiest way to lose those friends and relatives from your life. i'd steer clear of it altogether. >> sometimes, consider it a gift -- >> if you can afford it that's absolutely the thing to do. if you can afford it, give it away, you forget about it. you say i never want to discuss this again, this is a one-time thing and we're done with it. >> all right jean chatzky. thanks so much. >> sure. >> great rules. >> and still ahead, put your best face forward. bobbi brown has got some tips for finding the perfect foundation. she's got the perfect face. but up next, jill martin here with mr. "steals & deals." she's got discounts of up to 70% on some amazing items, just for you our "today" viewers. [ male announcer ] this is the reinvented baby. it doesn't poop. it is also a time machine.
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we are back now with another edition of "jill's steals & deals." we have a selection of great items once again, at deeply discounted prices and all fine ideas for mother's day, which is a month away. "today" and "us weekly" contributor jill martin is here to walk us through the offers. >> good morning. >> remind everyone how it works. >> go on to today.com right now. we have all of these items which retailers have brought to us, only our "today" show viewers. and a lot are in limited quantities. go on right now if you want something and you will get it in time for mother's day. >> okay let's start off first with these great robes and pajamas from saint eve, you see a lot of different patterns and colors. >> these are great, obviously we
all want our mothers to be comfy. so the retail, $42. that's for the set of pajamas or for the robe. the pajamas, two-piece set in three colors and they're packaged for mother's day. so they have a little ribbon here. and the robes are vintage with the wrap style with the ruffle sleeve or the classic hoodie. so the retail is $42. the deal is $12.50. that's 70% off. >> that's a great deal. that's perfect. all right. so when your mom is in your pajamas then you want to make her breakfast in bed. we're going to come over here and cook her breakfast in bed, pancakes or waffles with stonewall kitchen. >> i'm surprised this is still here. mark the stage manager -- >> everyone wants this. >> this is a very popular brand. and the retail for this set, is $64. so i want you to see a look at what you get. it's this entire section right here. so it's the big pancake and preserve collection, pancake and waffle mix also comes in
blueberry, then the syrup in blueberry, the jams and the marmalade. >> what do you think? >> i love the blueberry preserves. it's delicious. >> i know you make pancakes for the kids. the retail $64. the deal $19. that's 70% off. >> perfect. so breakfast in bed already for mom. >> i could just keep eating that. but let's move on because i have a mouthful here. next for the new mom-to-be perhaps. the fully loaded diaper bag. it's loaded with all kinds of goodies for mom. >> right. retail $170. as you said, fully loaded. you get the body oil, which is super toning. the facial cleanser, the aromatherapy. sugar polish and it's mom tested. so fans include heidi klum, christy turlington. there's a limited kwauntzty of these. if you want it get this right now. the retail $170. the deal $51. that's 70% off and for the full set. what a nice gift. >> and the body oil smells very natural smells.
not too perfumey. >> perfect for new mommies. >> exactly. over here, jewelry is always a big seller for us. you've got these gorgeous bangles from gala by daniela swabe. around they come with inspirational words on them. >> the detail is $75. they're manmade leather bangals. message or symbol. so it's available in two styles. the bangle with the oval disk message, peace, love, or the flat bangle with symbols. i've stacked them here. or if mom has other jewelry you want to stack it with. the retail $75. the deal $23 each. >> each. >> right that's 69% off. >> you want to stack a couple. >> mom deserves more than one. >> it looks great. >> my mom says i want the pink, i want the white. >> exactly. >> they're great. they're going to go fast. next we have great bras. super comfy by cooby. and they're seamless. they don't have an underwire as well but they'll hold you. >> this is a set of three.
and the retail is $60 to $66. now, this is an interesting gift for mother's day but it's great if your mother doesn't have a great bra. >> right. >> and you want to give her something that's useful. >> the gift of comfort. you can't say enough about that. >> comes in scoop neck or v-neck with the lace trim. and again it comes in three. now the interesting thing, it's one size from 32a to 36d because it has adjustable straps and removable pads. it's one of those things you have to sort of shift around and ages 16 to 70. so this pretty much runs the gamut. they're seamless, great with just a t-shirt. the retail is $60 to $66. the deal $24. that's over 64% off. >> for a pack of three. that's great. and happy mother's day. >> all right. >> jill martin thanks again. let's review our products once again. the saint eves robes and pajamas. the stonewall kitchen breakfast collection. the diaper bag set by baso. the bangles, and the bras by
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so al, as you know, was at the white house for the easter egg roll on monday. the theme let's go, let's play, let's move, part of michelle obama's initiative to end childhood obesity. >> we saw al got a chance to do some cooking with the first lady and noted chef marcus samuelson. let's take a look at that. >> what are we cooking? >> today we're doing a shrimp and vegetable taco. >> meals like this? >> pizza, there's a taco, i love that because you can make it healthy. to really have an opportunity to make it healthy. you can make it with chicken, with shrimp in this case. >> how much ahead of this can you make ahead of time? >> you can do the whole thing ahead. even the shrimp you want to finish off to the very end. most of it you can definitely do ahead. >> you don't want to overcook the shrimp. that was asparagus? >> that was asparagus. >> and also a trick i see you're cutting things up small. >> absolutely. >> so you can fool them. >> absolutely.
>> fake them out. >> absolutely. but this is good -- >> sometimes you have to fool them. >> you have to, right? >> i see her as the top chef. >> i know. i could see that. >> a cooking segment or something. >> i would love to do a cooking segment. the interesting thing about the white house kitchen everybody it seems that there's huge facility and it's actually pretty small. >> really? >> no, it really isn't. but this, of course, they set up just for the -- for the white house easter egg roll. >> so how was the egg roll? >> it was fun. i mean, you think that 30,000 kids in and out between 7:30 a.m. and 6:30 in the evening. >> and they have an eggtivity zone? >> it's a lot of fun. we got to play a little basketball with the harlem globe trotters. >> that was great. >> pretty cool. >> still ahead, the truth about men. >> and making shrimp bruno. >> after your local news. ♪ get, get up and go
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9:26 is your time on this tuesday, april 10th, good morning, i'm eun yang, let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein for a look at the forecast. we hope things warm up soon, tomorrow. >> we have this cool pattern to be with us through the end of the week. but a warmup for the weekend. for today, highs low 60s and a blustery wind and quite a bit of sunshine. tomorrow morning, mid 30s, afternoon, mid 50s and clouds around with a light shower that might wash some pollen out of the air. but the pollen count going to stay high into the weekend. we'll have highs reaching near 70 by saturday. maybe hitting the mid 70s sunday and monday. eun? >> we'll take a quick
oh, god. i have never read anything like this. oh, god. it's unbelievable. >> that's ricky gervais. the an mated version of him voicing his own character on the animated comedy show "the ricky gervais show." tomorrow the host of the golden globes and the created of "the office" will be here live. always outrageous. always pretty funny. should be an interesting conversation. so looking forward to it. >> can't wait. >> just ahead we've got some makeup tips. >> bobby brown here. she's got to put on a good face, of course. she shows the right way to apply your foundation for spring from eliminating dark spots to reducing redness. bobbi is going to help us avoid
some common mistakes so we can look our best. >> and then what is your man really thinking? is it good that he called instead of texting? we'll introduce you to a sister but not his mother or best friend. you notice al was very silent during that. >> he's pleading the fifth. >> dr. ian smith unravels the secrets of what's really going on in your man's mind. you said not a lot. >> i'm thinking do you really want to see -- >> that's what every man is thinking right now? >> plus it's a spring shrimp dinner in "today's kitchen." chef bruce will be bringing us one of the or whipping up one of the restaurant's signature dishes, shrimp bruno. it's a jumbo shrimp chlt with a dijon mustard sauce. >> i love it when you speak french. can you do the weather? >> you mean the weather? that's right.n franglais? >> you mean -- the weathair?
showers a slight risk of strong storms in northern part of texas to louisiana. breezy conditions in the western great lakes, tomorrow, more risk of storms from western texas into much of oklahoma. rain from southern california along the pacific northwest coast. sunny and warm through the southeast. look for showers in the northeast and northern new england, that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. >> good morning, still chilly, just past 9:30 now. we're into the low to mid 50s. and it will really climb to the low 60s, only about another ten degrees for highs by mid afternoon and we'll have winds also gusting over 30 miles per hour. which will increase our fire danger. with everything so dry. then overnight, the winds diminish, temperatures getting cold, mid 30s by dawn tomorrow and a cooler day wednesday, a lot of clouds, small chance of an afternoon shower and cool pattern into friday. but warmer
>> we just had a conversation about the three stooges. women -- >> that's nothing. >> what's the bic deal? >> okay. >> oh. >> and speaking of the remaining ten budding fashion icons are asked to take their catwalk to the sidewalk. >> the designers must be models in the blank window space to show off their unique designs, impressing their celebrity mentors who are jessica simpson, nicole richie and don barbados. and scoring from retailers to stay in the competition. >> any item picked up by a retailer will be available for purchase immediately after the program. >> pretty exciting. i'd love to see them create something. >> and i'd love to see the collections like at h&m. >> you can buy them if you like them. reminder to everybody you can catch "fashion star" tonight 10:00, 9:00 central. three stooges it ain't but it's pretty good. >> larry cheese.
>> that's right. coming up next, "today" beauty editor bobbi brown with foundations fixes for spring. sorry. sore knee. blast of cold feels nice. why don't you use bengay zero degrees? it's the one you store in the freezer. gives that instant cold sensation. that's chilly. same medicated pain reliever used by physical therapists. and it lasts for hours. [ sigh of relief ] [ short breath ] [ longer breath ] [ short breath ] [ male announcer ] new bengay zero degrees. freeze and move on. carol. fiber makes me sad. oh common. and how can you talk to me about fiber while you are eating a candy bar? you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. is another way to look at the bean. another way that reveals the lighter, mellower side of our roast. introducing delicious new starbucks blonde roast.
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beauty," foundation fixes for spring. our very own makeup maven bobbi brown is here to give us a few tips and tricks about the perfect oundation. bobbi, good morning. >> good morning. >> i'm so glad you're here. i feel like we all need an intervention on foundation. it's the toughest thing to figure out. >> and it's honestly the simple thing when you get it right. it has to match your face, your neck, your hands. it has to go right tone. >> let's talk about it. what's your number one tip for people who are buying foundation? >> color. you have to find a color that blends in to the side of your face. not your hand. it doesn't matter how it looks on your hand. it's the side of your face. >> you say you should kind of walk into natural light. >> if possible look at natural light. makes a really big difference. color first then formula. make sure it's the right formula. >> you say search for a yellow-based foundation. but how do we know that? what does that look like? >> yellow foundation basically is what we have in our skin. if you put a foundation on and you ask if you have to put it on your neck, it's pink. so it should totally blend in.
so on a weekend just use it on a spot or around your nose. yellow foundation gets rid of redness. >> you also like tinted moisturizer. >> it's great for weekends, and if your skin is good, tinted moisturizer is often. >> spring getting into summer, do you need to change your foundation as the seasons change? >> you do. as your skin changes, drier or oiler, your text our changes. you can also adapt your foundation texture with your moisturizer underneath it. >> let's get to some of our models. we have a couple of examples. our first one is tanzia. >> she's young, she's beautiful. she has amazing skin. >> i don't even think she needs foundation. >> she doesn't really. but for tv we have foundation. on an everyday basis, look at how beautiful her skin looks. she has no foundation on her neck, it's the same color, and you put foundation on first and then you take a touchup stick and you go wherever there's a little bit of a spot and you
just go right on top of it, let it sit and then you use a powder on top of it to lock it in place. >> okay. >> that is really simple. her skin is great. she could use the stick. she also could use a powder foundation. it's a mineral powder foundation. but important thing, it's the color of her skin. >> right. >> it's not pink. >> if you have dry skin should you avoid a powder foundation. >> you could use a mineral powder foundation with the right moisturizer. >> a little bit of concealer and then the foundation? >> yes, well concealer is under the eyes. on your skin the little brown spots is a touchup stick. >> not a concealer. >> concealer is lighter than your skin. okay. but it's got to be the same color of your skin to touch up whatever is bothering you on the face. >> you're even more gorgeous than before. thank you so much for being our model. our next model was concerned about redness. let's look at the before picture here. this is margita. >> she's like so many women, beautiful, has great skin but there's a lot of redness in the
skin. so the trick is, again, a yellow toned foundation. she has drier skin so she used a moisturizing foundation. again she has no foundation on her neck or anywhere else and it's the same color, we know it's good. >> so show us some of the products you used. >> what we did first was just, you know, a foundation that actually was the color of her skin. we applied it all over. you could apply it with your finalers, a brush, or a sponge. and it goes all over. >> is there anything better if you have a choice? fingers, brush, sponge? >> i really like my fingers. >> me, too. >> but a brush will give you more coverage. so that's great. so we did that first. then we put a powder all over her face. and we used a yellow powder, not a translucent powder. because translucent powder would make her ashy. and again skin tone correct is the most important thing. >> how do you get that dewey look when you're using powder? >> well the right moisturizer underneath. we started with a moisturizer. we used a pot rouge on her cheek, so a cream blush.
and another thing for women that have red in their skin, and women that have high color, a bronzing powder. >> oh. >> when looking for a bronzing powder you want to apply it with a big brush. you go all over the apples, forehead, nose, chin, underneath a little bit on the neck. foundation never goes on the neck but if you have a different color neck you could use a little bit of the bronzer. this is amazing. because if you have any redness, it's just even out your skin and gives you a really nice glow. >> we have two gorgeous models. thank you so much, ladies. bobbi, thank you. >> thank you very much. >> up next, what is on your man's mind. dr. ian smith reveals the truth about men coming up. [ glass clinks ] i just wanted to say a few words. first of all, thank you for the lovely meal jane. mom. and let's hear it for sara's paper mache eiffel tower. it's the washington monument. and dad, i'll never forget what you said to me this morning. you said "brian, it's 11:15. get up." so maybe this is just the cake talking but let's celebrate!
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well, it's no secret most men can be hard to read. if you're puzzled by your man's behavior in the relationship we've got a decoder just for you. "new york times" best-selling author dr. ian smith is here with his latest book "the truth about men: the secret side of the opposite sex." >> great to see you. >> you've written so many best-sellers for diets. why now tackle relationships? >> when i was working with a lot of women to help them lose weight i found myself becoming an ad hoc relationship expert because part of their emotional issues were part of their eating issues. why is he doing this? i don't understand why he's saying this? and one woman said dr. ian just put this all in a book and give it to people and people really love the information because it's really helping women understand what your man wants you to know but simply is not telling you. >> why aren't they telling us? it just would make life easier. >> guys are afraid of rejection. they don't want to be embarrassed. >> we don't want any of that either. >> exactly. listen i believe openness is
great. but this book is going to help guys because it will say the things that they want their spouses or their dating companion to know but they don't tell them. >> let's talk about marriage. the book says you take a look at a couple of studies and surveys and an interesting survey, i guess, a great male survey, but most men do apparently want to settle down. when asked how they view the ultimate male status symbol 36% list they wanted to have a family. as you see there. the high profile career and everything else. the wife and the girlfriend. 21%. so, if that's the case, then, why is do men say the truth when it comes down to marriage, you use the word early in a relationship it sets up a red flag. >> guys are taught to cherish their autonomy. guys are raised that being young and single is a great way to live. it's against the societal indoctrination of men not to be married. also, men want to move into marriage at their own speed.
and you know, i was the same way. you know, i didn't want to be dragged into it. i want to do it my own way, which is great for me. men will say it's not that i don't want to get married. i want to get married on my terms. but how do you talk to a man about marriage? don't talk to him about you getting married. ask him about how his parents' relationship is, what he feels about children. and that will tease out ideas about marriage rather than confronting him. >> no ultimate ups then? >> not at all. >> another thing you say that men want you to know but they don't often tell you is apparently they like a natural body with flaws, they say it's better than a plastic body. >> well, this is a truth. and i don't believe this. here's the deal. guys are very visual. yes we like to look at a woman who is very nicely enhanced. but when you talk about living with someone and falling in love with someone, guys want au naturel. all guys will say, i love the beauty of my woman as she ages. i'm aging also, that is fine. unfortunately, society makes us believe that the woman who has
all these great surgical enhancements is the ideal and for most men that is not the case. >> really? society makes you believe that? >> magazines and those type of things. >> okay. you also say that men apparently want you -- they want you more when others want you. is that true? >> 100%. now this is part of the male ego. men like the idea that someone else covets who your companion is. >> kind of like jealous? >> it can get jealous. the idea is when you look great and another guy respects and admires you, it makes your man feel good. i say all the time, always present yourself your best in to your man because deep down he's proud you look so good. >> it's fine for you to set down parameters in the beginning of a relationship but don't send mixed signals. >> mixed signals are, we agree that we're going to have the relationship proceed at a certain pace. you know, we're going to wait to a certain time before we become intimate. and the idea is you should behave that way. both the guy and the woman. don't then dress in a way --
>> provocative. >> provocative way that's going to make a guy want to go beyond the limits that you've set. if you're on the same page in the beginning then it works out for both of you. >> be honest in the relationship. >> always. >> dr. ian smith, really cool stuff. thank you so much. coming up next a classic dish from the famous palm restaurant. the recipe for shrimp bruno. first, this is "today" on nbc. never in my lifetime did i think i could walk 60 miles in 3 days. if my mom can fight and beat breast cancer, i can walk 60 miles. (woman) the fund-raising was the easiest part.
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this morning in "today's kitchen," what's on the menu? the perfect spring shrimp dinner. since 1926 the palm restaurant has been serving up legendary food to its customers. bruce is the fourth generation of the palm family. bruce, good to see you. >> good to see you, too. >> just ate at the restaurant in washington on sunday night. >> you did? thank you very much. >> this is one of the signature dishes. always like such an oxymoron. jumbo shrimp. >> jumbo shrimp bruno. so basically you want to start with a jumbo shrimp and really
have your fishmonger devein it and cut it. because that can get kind of messy. and then you're basically going to put it in flour, put it in the egg wash. >> right. >> and then we're going to put it in our -- >> and i notice you've got a little garlic there going. >> we have some garlic, just golden brown. we're going to put our shrimp in, and cook them until they're just a pale golden brown, too. >> they cook pretty quickly? >> they took pretty quickly. this dish was originated in 1978 in los angeles. so it's a great dish. >> so once you're done? >> once that's done you're going to kind of drain the pan of the oil and then you're going to put the white wine in the pan and that's deglazing the pan. that's going to get all the flavor of the shrimp and the garlic back in to the pan. you're going to put the dijon mustard in. >> okay. >> all right. there you go. >> spatula. >> kind of twirl that around. yeah, really get it in.
and then depending on the thickness, you'll put a little chicken stock here. >> okay. >> salt is one of those key ingredients you just want to use sparingly because you can always put it in but you can't take it out. and there's the golden shrimp so that's done. once this is all sort of complete you have this beautiful bruno sauce. >> thickened sauce. >> we're going to put a little butter in there. >> of course. just a little. >> one of our key ingredients at the palm. thank you, sir. and we're going to serve this on top of quinoa which is a great grain. got the essential amino acids, a lot of iron. and then if you could just gently pour the sauce from the front to the back. right. great. that's great. beautiful. >> thank you. >> now, one of your classic side dishes. >> yeah. >> creamed spinach. >> over here i'm following you. >> we're just going to keep walking around. >> i go wherever you go. so we have creamed spinach. we already have our heavy
whipping cream, our butter, our salt and pepper. >> come over this way. >> we're going to do a little nutmeg. we're going to do the flavor, which is -- >> reggiano parmesan cheese. >> very nice. >> and we're going to do a slurry. a slurry is you want to whisk that a little. >> what goes into this? >> cold water and cornstarch. it will really thicken this up. and that step you really do 25 minutes into the cooking process. >> okay. just spirit in? >> pour it in. you have beautiful palm creamed spinach. which of course, we have a couple -- >> oh. >> now when it comes to this -- >> we nice aside. you believe in go big or go home. >> go big or go home. we have our new wedge salad which is vina great, bleu cheese, waken. this is a sirloin. >> wow. more importantly look at this. >> that's not one serving. >> that is a slice of the tom. >> that is -- >> -- at the table.
>> my gosh. >> get it for the table. you just hollow that out and people can live in there. >> hoda and kathie lee have been known to drown in this cake. >> this is a bourbon cake. >> there might be some in there. >> all right. thank you so much. all the great recipes are on our website today.com. >> and coming up, kathie lee and hoda will be in the judge's seat. >> as the competition begins to find today's voice the kid's edition.
good morning, your time right now is 9:57 on this tuesday, april 10th, i'm aaron gilchrest. let's start with the forecast, here's meteorologist tom kierein. >> as we approach the 10:00 hour, temperatures are climbing into the 50s just about everywhere. right now reagan national is at 57 and it's near 60 through north central, virginia. later today, only climbing into the low 60s, lots of sun and a bit of a gusty wind, too.
that will enhance the fire danger this afternoon with the low humidity. overnight tonight, turning colder, mid 30s by dawn tomorrow, a cool day tomorrow with clouds around, maybe an afternoon shower, cool towards the end of the week. warmer for the weekend. danella, how's traffic? >> we have a crash at the intersection of river road and wilson lane. police are on the scene, as well as a flatbed, so hopefully the accident will be out soon. crossing over the 14th street bridge, slow and your delays actually start on 395 north at the beltway. you're under speed at 37 miles per hour. aaron, back over to you. >> thank you, danella. coming up on "news4 midday." the latest object the the latest object the megamillions winner at
captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody! it is booze day tuesday. april 10th. hope you're having a great day. hoda and i are having a better day so far than we did yesterday. >> we are. we're going to talk about our yesterday. but there's such a big headline out there -- >> she wanted to do this first because she has none of it. you know what i mean. >> if you have cellulite, you can't get rid of it.
you diet, exercise, what is going on -- it is still there! okay. there's something called cellulase. >> look how excited she is and she doesn't even have it. >> what happens is they take your thigh -- >> take my thigh, please. >> they give it local aen these anesthesia. those layers are what puckers the skin. that yellow stuff is fat. you take the laser and you cut through the fiber puckery things -- >> and it melts the fat. >> your skin expands back so it is nice and smooth on the top. now nancy snyder man says very few side effects, if any, because it is local anesthesiaa.
>> by the way, the trouble with thi thighs, you have at least five grand. >> do we have a before and after of the thighs? look at the difference! >> the skin tone's also a very different color. doesn't look like the same person's leg. >> but it doesn't reduce -- doesn't make your legs thinner -- although in this picture it does. >> it certainly does. >> they say that it just unpuckers it. >> what i don't understand -- remember when dr. wexler did my stomach -- melted -- it was so hot, she didn't use anesthesia, you feel like your skin is on fire. it actually isn't but you tell your brain that. the great advantage of this is that it is not going to hurt you. a little bruising and stuff afterwards. i say we call up dr. wexler and let's give it a try. you want us to do it?
for you. for america. we'll do it. >> that means we got to show our you-no-whats? >> if the sun don't shine, who cares. a lot of people went to see "american reunion," you knew that was going to be a hit. didn't you? >> i never saw the first one. it is not up there with "enter yentl," if you know what i mean. >> we had a little shout out in this movie and we had to edit around because there was so much profanity and weird stuff. >> it is a very, very naughty little movie. >> but we cleaned it up for you. take a look. >> is it just me or do girls seem a bit -- slutty? >> definitely. teen sex, rainbow parties, sexting nude photos, saw it all
on kathie lee and hoda. >> well, we are here to inform the public. though some of the things they mentioned had to be looked up by some of our staff to find out what it meant. you be the judge. >> you be looking up yourself. >> thank you for that. of all of the things they could say, there's nothing bad about that. breathe a sigh of relief. now yesterday -- >> houston, we had a problem. we were getting ready to start the show. it was a couple minutes before the show. and then -- boom, some red wine fell -- and that happens. >> we don't want to blame anybody, but it was bob. >> definitely bob. >> then bob ran away. we're not even showing that. bob was gone. so when that happened -- all right. so when that happened, what do you do when you spill an entire -- we have a before picture of the dress. when you spill a whole bunch of red wine on a white dress or tan dress that one was, you want to just kind of toss it. >> you all were very sweet to give us some suggestions. >> let's try some of these. >> because you don't have donna at your house.
>> these were your suggestions. first you said -- >> it was red. >> you said use white wine to take out red wine. >> white wine. we're wasting white wine on red wine. >> this one is -- let it settle. >> that's club soda. >> which is going over to the wine. >> and this is hydrogen peroxide. >> which sounds like because it's scientific sounding that that might work. now we'll blot. >> dab. >> look at the difference. look at the difference. that is the personality difference right there between hoda and myself. all right. you just smashed the heck out of it, hoda. go ahead. all right, let's see. the first one was the white wine. not much. >> why don't we just show this. nothing worked really at all. okay? i don't -- maybe you have to soak it all day.
>> though it did go in down to the other one. >> okay. so that did work. i would have thrown the dress away but not donna. >> everybody needs donna in their life. donna, come on over here. >> this is donna. first of all, you guys remember -- this thing was covered in red wine stain. donna used -- >> thank you, bob. >> donna -- poor bob. donna used some magic potion. what did you do? >> i just soaked it in this cold water solution which is perk. it's cold water, color safe. >> how long did you soak it? >> overnight. >> then boost, which is granular. then you put it -- >> what is the boost? >> it just boosts the color and getting the stain out. those things could have possibly worked if you -- >> i just thought it was a goner. >> but look at this, it is absolutely perfect. >> that is shocking! >> so as soon as you changed in
the commercial, i just submerged it. >> this stuff we looked it up, perk, it is actually used to clean plastic dolls, like antique gorgeous -- >> yeah. my friends makes dolls from adam alexander and he's the one who introduced it to me. >> donna? love you. >> it's still wet. but thank you for cleaning it. you're the best. we also did an experiment yesterday, the case of the sinking coke can. we saw that the coke -- it went right down to the bottom. >> the coke sank and the diet coke floated. >> so we thought we were so genius and einsteinish over here figuring this out. but apparently everybody and their brother already knew about this especially the third graders an the science teachers. here's the -- look at this kid. zachary. he actually has a -- >> it was one of his scientific projects. yeah. >> let's go back to see what hillary said. this is what one of the science teachers says the deal is. regular coke contains sugar and diet coke contains aspertane.
the density of water is one gram per milliliter. >> yeah? anyway, we want to show you how much sugar is in ten packets. >> ten packets of sugar in one diet coke. i guess they're claiming that the weight -- >> of the sugar. >> which can't be that heavy. >> the aspertane to sugar -- excuse me, sara, what? >> it is a fructose syrup. that's not how it is in the coke. >> then what are we having the expeechriment for? >> let's see if it works for diet pepsi. >> just stick it in there, hoda woman. let's see.
>> what did that show? >> where else can you see this stuff? >> this is the best show -- ever! here's one of the greatest things about "today." you probably didn't know it but the people at beneful tell us that today is hug your dog day. remember we had the littleby onyea say? the minute i got home yesterday i was told i had to take a picture with our doggies. there's all three of them. yeah. lola and bambino and louis. >> they always say -- if you want to know who loves you more, your wife, or your dog, lock them both in your trunk and about four hours later open the trunk an see which one's happy to see you. it's your dog. always! no matter what. you can leave it for ten hours. they shake their tail -- they're
so happy to see you. >> why wasn't that the friday funny. that is genius, genius, genius. we have a couple of friends from facebook who also sent us pictures of their dogs. this is rose and cooper. then we have sherry with snoop. then we are heather and pickles. >> i'm sorry, but there is something about -- i was getting my manicure yesterday. jackie, my manicurist since cody was born says -- all right. i will take the dog. i will take -- >> i said get in line. beyonce, 500 people want to adopt that little dog. >> yes. all right, you guys, last night was "the voice." we'll talk about it tomorrow because the elimination is actually tomorrow. but it is a great show. can i just say one thing about bianca and lish? i went to do zoom ba with them last night. these girls can shake it! no, wait. bianca and lish can dance their
you-know-whats off. >> they work in our food kitchen all day long. like for hours. >> i didn't know they were such great dancers. a big thank you hadden to you zumba class. we have some kids who have come in. we have our own big grown-up "voice" chairs an we're going to select our team today. or some members of our team today. >> okay. we don't have to do "the voice" from last night -- >> no. because we want to save time for these kids. they've come a long, long way. >> we have a lot coming up. >> we're going to head to the judges' chairs right away for the much-anticipated premier of the "today's kids voice" competition. [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze...
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how often does this happen in you meet mr. right who would be mr. perfect if only he would change. >> or perhaps you married the perfect partner except there's just one or two little things that irritate you -- like how he dresses or the way he chooses food or how he smells. i added that. >> there are some things you can change and others you may be better off just learning to live with. >> here to help with that our leslie jane seymour, editor in chief of "more" magazine -- he says so. he looks too young to me -- dr.
ish major. it is hard to know the difference. there was that off-broadway show that said, i love you, you're perfect -- now change. >> exactly. big mistake, don't even go there. >> right. >> but do you hear the usual thing is that people do not change, people tell you who they are -- >> and that the older they get the more impossible it is. >> but i think you can change. i really believe if you fundamentally like the person, you like their values, you like how they spend money, you like their sense of humor, those kinds of things -- that's how you connect. the outside stuff, i have single friends all time who are saying to me, he's a little heavy, i don't like the way he dresses -- unlike this guy -- those things can be changed. we can work on those. >> is it nature though or nurture here? from it is a little bit half and half. there is a big genetic component to behavior but the bigger parts is the habits, those tendencies. those are the things we learn. right? we learn how to cope in different situations over time. those little tendencies we use. those are the things that can prus trait folks if you don't
know -- >> first of all, you have to let them know. that's the hard part. when frank and i first started dating, he was so jealous. if i just said hello to somebody. that has not changed. it is ridiculous. >> but if you bring these things out -- a lot of people when they get into relationships over time they don't ask for what they want, they don't say i need to change. i need you to behave in a different way. >> i said that, it didn't work. you don't know frank! >> i think most men though -- i guess women, too -- will listen and will actually accommodate their partner because they want the relationship to continue. >> should you just change the way you're seeing it, look, he's going to be this way, the only thing you can change is how you react to it. he's going to be jealous, you have to be tolerant. >> i'll give you an example. my husband is chronically late. my kids an i have a little routine now. when he picks me up at the train station i tell him it is five minutes earlier than it normally is because we all know he's going to be five minutes later. even though every clock in the
house is set five minutes ahead, he's still late. >> can you change those things? >> you can. >> work around it. >> like you said, it is about how you work around it. there is a way to ask for the change. let's say the cap's off the toothpaste, make him a part of the team. relationships are a team sport so you wants to be on your side. don't say you leave the cap off all the time. say that cap on toothpaste, it keeps getting left off. >> miraculously just is off. >> buy a new kind of toothpaste. as women we control the purchasing. so there's no discussion of stuff like that. you can undercut it by what you do. >> we don't mean to be male bashing here but once in a while a woman has a really bad habit, too. >> but the nagging doesn't work. for anybody. tell us why it is. >> the nagging is words. guys we don't respond to words, we respond to action. >> they do not respond to words, do they? at all! >> as you want the change, don't
tell them what they shall do. you show them what you are doing. >> you want the garbage taken out and he always forgets. >> so you let him see you struggling taking that garbage out. >> but it's a little bag. >> just let him see you do. in a guy's mind -- >> run past his naked with the only thing but the garbage. >> for instance, things like i have friends who are having issues in their relationships, their marriages, they're saying she's like this, she's like this, she won't change. i have said if you go into therapy, that will change the part that you play and it will change the dynamic. >> thanks, guys. >> we could have spoken about this all day but we have a big competition coming up. the chairs are ready and waiting for "today's voice the kids edition." our first week's contestants are getting ready to sing their hearts out. but will any of them make the cut? we'll find out after these messages. i'm done.
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it's time for the moment so many of you have been waiting for -- "today's voice the kids edition." our first round of blind auditions. we've asked you have submit a video of the most talented child you know singing acapella. >> the response was overwhelming making it very, very difficult for the folks here to narrow down the competition, but they did and over the next three weeks we're going to meet all of our contestants but before we started, the lovely miss sara haines will review the rules. we have rules. >> okay. just like the show, we'll have three contestants for three weeks. at the end you each need to have three people on your team. you're going to turn around if you like them, and that's how you pick your -- >> we press the buzzer. >> and use your feet. okay. turn around, flintstones. contestant number one.
♪ if i should stay i would only be in your way ♪ ♪ and i will always love you ♪ i will always love you ♪ you darling i love you ♪ i will always i will always love you ♪ >> great job! >> you are adorable. that was amazing. tell us who you are and where you are from. >> gabrielle. i'm from rutherford, new jersey. >> nice to see you, sweetie.
>> that was beautiful. that was really beautiful. >> i've got to say, it was a little hard for us to hear you. >> really? >> yeah. so i'm sorry about that but we have to be able to hear you to be able to tell what your voice is like. so i'm sorry about that. >> tell us about yourself. do you sing for fun? in school? >> i take singing lessons. i take a few glee lessons with -- >> cool! >> yeah. that's really fun. >> you just got sing in front of about 3 million people. >> biggest concert ever. >> thank you so much! >> we wish you all the best. >> now let's turn around again. >> what? just kidding. >> we're coming back. we are going to take a commercial break, then we're going to hear from our our o two contestants who are vying to be on "the voice." the cat's bout of the bag. bobbie thomas is here with "tuesday's trend." >> is bobbie engaged?
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we're back on this tuesday with more of "today." if you are just tuning in, we are kicking off our "today's" competition of the kids edition on the last half-hour we heard one contestant sick one song. >> she was beautiful and she have two more to go. >> sara, what's happening here. >> just like on the video, "the voice," three contestants each week for three weeks. you guys have to end up with three people you've selected by turning your chairs around to say you've like them. we'll go on to contestant number two. oh, fred flintstone. okay, come on out, number two.
>>. ♪ don't you remember you told me you loved me baby ♪ ♪ you said you'd be coming back this way again maybe ♪ ♪ baby baby baby oh baby ♪ i love you ♪ i really do >> yeah! >> that was luther vandross. >> bravo, bravo. >> i just want a technical answer that kathie lee push her buzzer first. >> no, like the show. >> like the show! >> even thoughdy press the buzzer first. >> hoda does that. she changes the rules as we go along. >> no, but it is just like the show. >> what's your name? >> christian cunningham.
>> how old are you? >> i'm 16. >> where are you from? >> danville, illinois. >> danville, illinois. >> allrightee. >> are we going to put pressure on him? >> yeah. because now that we both turned our chairs you get to have one of us as a coach. one is a professional singer, and the other likes to sing rap music. that's me. she's the professional singer. i'm the other one. so what will -- >> she loves music. >> but i love, love, love music. so i get to choose. neither of us will be offended honestly -- >> hoda will, she holds grudges. >> just a a little. >> it's a live show, so we got to go. >> i'm teasing. that's a kathie lee line. >> i want to say kathie lee. >> why are you pointing -- he pointed at me. which one's kathie lee. do you know which one kathie lee is?
>> just point. do you want the old broad or the egyptian? which one do you want? >> let's go with the egyptian. >> that's hoba, to you. >> to our biggest fans. >> congratulations. come here, just like in the show -- come to mama. >> hoda completely manipulated that to get her way. we got one more person to do. >> be careful there. >> i'm trying. >> as soon as hoda turns around we'll invite out contestant number three. >> how are you going to cheat this time, hoda? >> that was like saying yes and shaking your head no. we've got this. ♪ moat ♪
♪ ♪ >> how cute are you! >> isn't she adorable? >> how cute are you. >> hi, honey, what's your name? >> lillia. >> how old are you? >> i'm 8 years old. >> from where, sweetie? >> flowertown. >> where's that? >> i don't know. >> do you know what state it is? do you live in new york or new jersey or connecticut? iowa? >> philadelphia. >> philadelphia. i love the state of philadelphia. it's awesome. >> now where do you sick? nat bathtub? at home? at school if. >> everywhere. >> what's your favorite song?
>> "someone like you." >> of course it is. someone like you. come here. >> you just joined a team. >> you just joined hoda's team. >> you already have two and we're already through the first -- >> i know. but -- you guys all did great. big round of applause for everybody. >> thank you so much. congratulations. all right, three down, six more to go. next tuesday we'll meet our next batch of contestants. >> up next, the bachelorette's aetty talks about her gig. [ female announcer ] irresistibly touchable skin hour after hour. ♪ it all starts with new 48-hour nivea extended moisture nivea. touch and be touched. now bring the world a touch closer. join our million moments of touch movement and be entered in nivea's daily date night sweepstakes.
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cities have to offer. go so this is the happy ending in a way. >> that clip they just showed of me riding that boat -- >> where were you? >> in miami at the everglades. >> that's not going so far. everglades are five minutes outside of miami. are you going someplace exotic like the yucatan peninsula? >> first, it airs here on abc -- my new relationship. >> nbc. >> nbc! >> well, that was a short-lived relationship. that saturday. yeah, basically i'm traveling all over the country and going to different places. when we're not going international right now but we might in the future. i take you all around to places where you can find the best places to eat, play and indulge. it is restaurants and night life, entertainment. >> whatever happens with the relationship. we saw the tearful moment there, the happy moment. then what happened with the relationship? >> sometimes they just don't
work out. it was real and great -- >> half of all marriages don't. why should we be surprised? >> exactly. >> what's date like now after that experience on tv? >> i've been so busy with "first look." i've just been traveling all over the place. >> you do meet people along your travels. >> yeah. if i do, that would be great and wonderful. but i'm really sort of focused on what i'm doing right now and it is a lot of fun. >> hasn't happened yet. >> are you on good terms with roberto? >> i think we're just both healing right now. >> relationships are tough enough. you got cameras in your face the whole time. it is rough. >> do you regret doing the show and having sort of such a public romance out there? i'm sure come up to you and say what happened? >> like us! what happened? >> i think for the most part i just want to respect roberto's privacy so it is hard when i am asked questions. >> about at the same time it was his choice to go on the show as well. that's part and parcel of it. it is nice you want to be respectful. you're not saying anything
nasty. >> we do wish you good luck with your show. again it is on after "snl." >> yes, here on nbc. >> that's okay. catch the first episode here -- >> right here right after ""snl"" on nbc. up a i had, sara stops and smells the roseses a she takes on the job of florist. bobbie thomas shows us how to get the season's sexiest eyes. [ male announcer ] what if we could keep enough plastic waste to cover all of manhattan out of landfills each year? the equivalent of 140 million trash bags, gone. by using new glad trash bags, designed with reinforcing bands to be stronger with less plastic waste, we can. ♪ it's a small change that can make a big difference. ♪
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i've found these iraq stickers on birchbox.com. these are only $14. i know you don't love this, but i'm going to try. this is just for fun. it is really easy. you literally peel off and attach it to the lash line and stick on. >> see got an ooh. >> that's from leslie. consider the source. >> you'll notice that this is long but you can trim them to fit your eye. but can you see in this mirror? >> yeah. >> that's pretty hot. >> if you do two of them. >> the next thing i'm going to do -- >> i'm having a little allergic reaction. sorry, darling. >> i'm going to take mine off so it just peels off. okay? now i want to show you this next product.
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time now for another edition of "sara in the city." where sara bravely takes on a job outside of her comfort zone. >> this time around she seems to be blossoming. >> we are talking about flowers. we all love receiving them, but have you are wondered what goes into those pretty arrangements? >> a lot of work. >> completely. i went behind the scenes in new
york's flower district to find out. >> welcome to superior florists. >> i am sam. >> how are you sm i'm sara. >> i'm steve. >> superior florist was started in 1930 by louie rosenberg. his son and grandson carry on the family tradition today. why are there no women in this place? flowers are very feminine. >> we do have girls in here at times. >> what's the most difficult customer? >> some fancy pants bride that thinks she knows everything. >> bride zil las? what's the absolute busiest day? >> valentine's day. >> hands down. >> everybody wants the same thing at the same time, the same day. >> valentine's day, you're dealing with men which is easier than dealing with women. >> it was time no nip that myth in the bud.
have you ever heard that song by guns n' roses? oh, i should probably help. then it was on to the art of floral arrangements. >> your arrangements needs greens to hold the flowers together. because if you put the flowers in, they'll just go all over the place. >> tony, i won't copy you, i promise. >> i wouldn't mind. >> i was beginning to embrace my flower power. >> have you ever heard neal diamond's "you don't send me flowers anymore"? ♪ you don't bring me flowers anymore ♪ >> but i started to see why things can get tense at flower shops. who gave me the dead roses? sorry! that's not what we do? >> no, that's not what you do. >> how much would this retail for? >> something like this would retail for like $50, $60. >> flowers by sara. i'm going to rattle off scenarios. you tell me one flower. you just fell in love. >> roses. >> you have a dear friend of the opposite sex and you'd like to
let her know you appreciate her -- >> lillies. >> you've been married for 50 years. you screw up -- >> i never screw up. >> what do you sen? >> a cheesecake. >> now you're going to be sending flowers to kathie lee and hoda. >> who's hoda? i know who kathie lee is. i think i would send her roses. >> what color? >> red. >> what would you send hoda? >> a hoda is a woman. >> a hoda is a woman. >> yellow. >> red roses for kathie lee, yellow roses for a hoda. >> this way one can't say they got a better one than the other. >> there's a woman right now in the store asking about pricing for "my" arrangement. i even advanced to a bridal bouquet. ♪ going to the chapel and we're going to get married ♪ before taking a turn on the phone. >> happy sweatshirt. okay. anniversary. are you kidding me? that's adorable.
it was a busy day at superior florist but by the end of the day, everything was coming up roses. you guys promised me if i did a good job today, you'd do this one thing for me. right? >> yeah. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. >> one, two, three -- superior! >> fun! >> they didn't want to leave you empty handed so the gentlemen, sam and company, at superior florist sent you your arrangements. >> that's very nice. >> for a hoda and for kathie lee. >> who's hoda? >> the egyptian. thank you so much. for those of you just tuning in now. tomorrow -- >> no! a seven-day mood makeover! what makes the sleep number store different?
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