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good morning. the evidence. newly released images and documents in the trayvon martin case offering new insight into the tragic night he died. videos of the florida teen moments before, and photos of george zimmerman just after the shooting. and what witnesses saw and heard at the scene. this morning we'll talk about it all with the attorneys for both the martin family, and george zimmerman. the social net worth. facebook makes its much-hyped debut on wall street this morning. it's shaping up to be one of the largest ipos ever, and will make a few people very, very rich. we're live at the nasdaq exchange. and close call. thinks do not go as planned when a north carolina scientist tries
to capture a huge alligator. using nothing more than his nerves, and a towel. so what was he thinking? we'll ask him in a live interview "today," friday, may we'll ask him in a live interview "today," friday, may 18th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning, i'm matt lauer here in new york in studio 1a. ann curry continues to join us from cannes, france, and ann, good morning to you. >> good morning to you, matt. that's right. i'm still here. but you can hate me a little less this morning, because earlier it was raining cats and dogs here. not that anyone here is really complaining. it's great weather for a movie, right? well one of the films opening tonight is "madagascar 3," featuring the voices of some very funny actors including ben
stiller, and chris rock. so we're going to talk to them, as well as their co-stars jada pinkett smith, jessica chastain, david schwimmer and martin short when they all join us live this morning coming up a little bit later, matt. >> thank you very much. also ahead we're going to take a look back at the remarkable career of donna summer. the queen of disco lost her ten-month battle with cancer on thursday. but she leaves a catalog of incredible hits. of course, summer was a huge influence on many artists, and speaking of music, and today's artists we have one of the hottest on the planet ready to kick off our summer concert season. seven-time grammy winner usher will perform in our 8:30 half hour for that huge crowd out on the plaza. but we begin on a friday morning with the big story on wall street. facebook's initial public offering of stocks. savannah guthrie is at the nasdaq exchange where it's being listed. savannah, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. by the end of this day, facebook
ceo mark zuckerberg could find himself one of the richest men in the country, and lots of americans want to get a piece of the action. the question is, can facebook turn its popularity, with nearly 1 billion users, into a business model that really works? experts say that facebook's initial public offering will bring the company around $16 billion. that's the third biggest ipo in u.s. history. and the biggest-ever in the tech sector. >> i think that the real difference between facebook and other ipos is that everybody uses it. they have 900 million users out of 1.5 billion people who use the internet. that's really where the interest is coming from. >> but will all those users add up to real value for investors? >> advertising is a huge concern for facebook. because, the thing that people like about facebook is interacting with their friends. they're definitely not there to shop. >> reporter: this week, general motors said it will stop buying space on the social network,
after concluding that facebook ads aren't reaching people looking to buy a car. >> if there's no value underneath these ads, then facebook's revenue has nothing underneath it, and that means it could fall off dramatically. >> reporter: c-net executive editor hollywood says some analysts are questioning whether facebook can meet the lofty expectations this ipo is creating. >> in a way they're going public when they're at their peak. if you already have 900 million users, you really have to ask, as a potential investor, where's the growth potential? >> reporter: in fact, even though it seems like everyone is on facebook, 2 in 5 american adults haven't signed up, and experts say that's mostly by choice. >> the number one reason people are holding off from facebook is they feel it's going to take more time they want to spend in front of a screen. >> reporter: reaching those facebook resisters will be a key challenge for the company. but right now, experts say there's no real competition on the virtual horizon. >> they are the only game in
town. it doesn't look like anybody's going to threaten their market position. >> reporter: investors who think that facebook is a good bet say that ad revenue is not the only way for the company to make money. they point out that facebook is sitting on tons of data about its users. the question is, how the company can harvest that to make money. the stock's opening at $38 a share. a lot of people stand to get rich today. according to forbes, matt, the rock star bono, his holdings will be worth $750 million after this initial public offering. back to you. >> it's a nice little friday. savannah, thank you very much. we appreciate it. change subjects now to a trove of evidence in the trayvon martin case. now being made public. according to one police report the 17-year-old's death at the hands of george zimmerman was ultimately avoidable. nbc's kerry sanders has sifted through the hundreds of documents. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. the evidence, which is now public, can be viewed from two different points of view, and clearly that's what happened
here because initially george zimmerman was not charged with a chime. then a special prosecutor was appointed, reviewed the evidence, and george zimmerman was charged with second degree murder. these are police evidence photos of george zimmerman. just hours after he shot and killed trayvon martin. a bloody wound on the back of his head, his nose likely broken according to his doctor. the 28-year-old told police he was defending himself against trayvon martin. that rainy night in late february. just minutes before the shooting the 17-year-old had been at a nearby 7-eleven picking up skittles and an iced tea. these surveillance video images from three separate cameras are the final moments of his teenage life. within minutes martin would be shot dead with his cal tech 9 millimeter, owned and carried by neighborhood watch captain george zimmerman. and in this gated community in sanford, florida, some of the police evidence like recorded witness interviews supports
zimmerman's version of events. that he was protecting himself. this is a recording of one police interview with a witness. >> the one guy on top in the black hoodie was pretty much just throwing down blows on the guy kind of mma style. >> reporter: mma. that's mixed martial arts. a form of aggressive fighting. from the moment a 911 caller picked up this cry for help. >> so he think he's yelling help? >> reporter: it's been unclear whose voice that was. martin's mother says it was her son. but when his father listened to the tape, an investigator writes, mr. martin clearly emotionally impacted by the recording, quietly responded no. in a recorded interview, zimmerman's father told police the cry for help was from his son. >> that is absolutely, positively george zimmerman. myself, my wife, family members and friends know that that is george zimmerman. there is no doubt who is yelling for help.
>> reporter: in the mountains of evidence, another witness says despite looking out her window, she was unable to determine who was the aggressor. >> he we heard a shot i looked out and that's when i saw two men on the -- on the grass. >> okay. you saw two people? >> two people. >> and they were -- were they both on the ground? >> no. one was on top of the other. i don't know which one. >> okay. >> reporter: crime scene photos show the single bullet casing police found in the grass. the medical examiner report says the bullet tore through martin's heart. and thc, active chemical found in marijuana, was in martin's blood. in the 183 pages of documents, it's clear at least one san ford police officer felt, from the start, zimmerman should be arrested. he wrote, i believe there exists probable cause for issuance of a capias charging george michael zimmerman with manslaughter. but at the time, the state attorney decided florida's stand
your ground law, gave zimmerman immunity. it was only when florida's governor appointed a special prosecutor that zimmerman was charged. none of the surveillance video from the gated community's clubhouse shows exactly what happened that night. but even without video, police concluded early on the encounter between george zimmerman and trayvon martin was ultimately avoidable by zimmerman. if zimmerman had remained in his vehicle, and awaited the arrival of law enforcement. the very same mountain of evidence will be relied on by both the prosecution, and the defense, if this goes to a jury trial. but before that is decided, a judge will have to weigh in to determine whether george zimmerman has immunity under florida's stand your ground law. matt? >> all right, kerry sanders in sanford, florida, this morning. kerry, thanks so much. benjamin crump is an attorney for the family of trayvon martin, mark o'mara is george zimmerman's attorney. gentlemen, good morning to both
of you. >> good morning. >> good morning, sir. >> mr. crump, let me start with you, you won't have a role in a criminal trial if it results from this case. you do represent trayvon martin's family. you have seen this evidence. what do you think and what do the martin's think is the most important piece of new evidence we're seeing in this case? >> the most important piece, matt, is what the police determined it was completely avoidable if george zimmerman would have simply stayed in his car. if he wouldn't have profiled trayvon martin and pursued him and confronted him, he wouldn't be in jail, and more importantly, trayvon martin would be living today. >> you say if he hadn't profiled trayvon martin. have you seen any piece of evidence in this latest document release, mr. crump, that proves to you that george zimmerman targeted trayvon martin because of his race? >> well, all we know is what he said, that goes to his state of mind, in that 911 call. he said that he looked suspicious. he got out of his car, and he
said, these a-holes always get away. and that's going to be important to listen to his words. that's objective evidence that we can judge for ourselves and that's what the family wants. all the evidence out, so it can be vetted and looked at carefully, and he pursues him. we hear him running after trayvon. we hear him breathing. and so, there's close in time that we know we can connect the dots with the phone call. all the evidence is out, and a jury can listen to it all like the state attorney. >> mr. o'mara let me go to you. you had a chance to pore through this evidence, these documents, as well. what's the most important piece of evidence that you've seen that would back up the idea that george zimmerman shot trayvon martin in self-defense? >> well, at the outset i need to say, and i know it's somewhat frustrating to your listeners, that the ethical rules that we have as lawyers connected with the case, and quite honestly my opinion that all lawyers have, prohibits us from talking about the evidence of an active criminal case.
so while i might have my opinions on the evidence, it would be improper for me to talk about those. plus, as i've said from the outset of this case, my mantra, if you will, has always been that we really cannot look at these cases, and these pieces of evidence, individually, and we have to look at it as a whole, only when all the evidence is in play. and we -- i don't have but half of it, so i know nobody else has more than that. we really have to wait until the evidence is out. >> let me ask you this, and this is not asking you to comment on a specific piece of evidence, but earlier this week prosecutors said that they're going to present george zimmerman's cell phone text messages as part of their case. these are messages that were recorded in the days and weeks following the shooting of trayvon martin. are you aware of what's in those messages, and are you concerned there's anything in there that will cast mr. zimmerman in a more negative light? >> i have been through a majority of them. people make their own decisions concerning what he says.
i myself am not concerned about it. but it's incomplete at this point, because i haven't looked at them all. >> and mr. crump, this idea of this 911 call that was recorded, this is the call i'm talking about, where we hear a cry from help coming from one of the two people involved in that confrontation. when he was interviewed on february 28th, trayvon martin's father said that it was not his son's voice calling for help. how big an impact do you think that's going to have on the case? because, if it wasn't trayvon martin, it was george zimmerman. >> i don't think that it's going to have that big of an impact. but you have to put everything in full context as attorney o'mara said. this was -- within 48 hours after his son had been killed and on that day the sanford police said they were not going to arrest george zimmerman. he said that it was distorted, and he couldn't tell anything on the tape, not just that he couldn't tell that it was trayvon. and the biggest thing there is it's not recorded, and so it's a different account.
and tracy martin heard that, he broke down and cried like a baby when he heard his son's voice. sabrina always said it was her son's voice. but people can hear it for themselves. >> mr. o'mara i want to end with you. can you shed a little light for me on the type of life george zimmerman is living today, and how actively involved is he in creating his own defense? >> well, he is actively involved in helping me out. we have to do it remotely. he's living a life and has to live in hiding, he's in fear for his life. again there's been a groundswell of animosity and anger towards him. i don't believe it's properly placed, because the evidence isn't there to support it. but, we'll find out. he's doing okay. one last response, i understand law enforcement perspective that this was avoidable. but quite honestly in every life event or experience, we can go back to one of the premises, had it nod happened -- had he not been going to the target store, had trayvon martin not been in
the neighborhood, had he not got out of his car. we have to deal with what did happen and try to explain that away properly and in a courtroom. >> mark o'mara -- >> but he got out of the car. he didn't have to get out of the car. >> mr. crump, mr. o'mara, i thank you both for your time this morning. thank you very much. i know you're busy. let's go over now and get the rest of the top stories of the morning. natalie is over at the news desk with all the headlines. natalie, good morning to you. >> and good morning to you, matt. and good morning, everyone. the fate of john edwards will now be decided by a jury, which begins deliberations today. the former presidential candidate is accused of using nearly $1 million in campaign donations to comp up an affair with his pregnant mistress. robert kennedy skwrr junior, the es changed husband of the late mary kennedy says every member of his family considered mary a kennedy. mary kennedy died thursday at the age of 52, with authorities confirming her death was caused by asphyxiation due to hanging. her husband filed for divorce in 2010 but tells "the new york times" the people had been living separately for four years. he also said in regards to her
battle with depression, that, quote, a lot of times i don't know how she made it through the day. she was in a lot of agony for a lot of her life. two separate shootings left three people dead thursday in louisville. police were called to the scene of one shooting, when several shots rang out nearby, two people were arrested. two others are hospitalized. the financially strapped postal service says it can no longer wait for congress to act and will begin closing nearly 250 mail processing centers by 2014 the post office will have 28,000 fewer employees, saving the organization more than $2 billion a year. and a zoo in eastern india is welcoming three new beautiful additions. rare white bengal tiger cubs born thursday. officials say they're healthy and are being kept under close supervision to make sure they adjust to their new environment. they're just teeny tiny. but you know, they don't stay that way. let's turn it back over to matt and al. >> all right, natalie.
>> they are cute. >> thank you very much. a lot of people out there. you going to go visit them soon? >> you bet. but we've got a decent day today to talk about throughout much of the country. we do have some we have showers off the southeastern atlantic coast. more rain continuing in southern florida. showers making their way through the northern plains, we expect to see plenty of sunshine in the pacific northwest. windy conditions, southern california. frost advisories this morning in interior new york and upstate and also in interior new england. the heat continues along the gulf coast, windy conditions from the central plains down into northern texas. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. sun is up on a crystal-clear sky on this friday morning. it is chilly. in fact we're down into the 40s, just near 50 degrees throughout much of the region. delightful day on the way. later, we should climb into the 70s. with lots of sun and a few wispy clouds and a blue sky. tomorrow, chilly start, afternoon highs near 80 and lots of sun. increasing clouds on sunday, highs into the 70s. might get sprinkles
>> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al, thanks so much. fans and friends of donna summer are expressing sadness over the death of the so-called queen of disco. the five-time grammy winner died on thursday in naples, florida, after a battle with cancer. nbc's gabe gutierrez has more on summers' remarkable career. gabe, good morning to you. >> matt, good morning. even the white house released a statement with president obama calling summer unforgettable. she lived here part time in naples but her career touched lives all over the world. ♪ bad girls bad girls ♪ >> reporter: she was the queen of disco. from love to love you to "hot stuff." ♪ looking for some hot stuff >> reporter: donna summer defined the disco era. >> donna summer did more than anyone else to make disco cool.
>> reporter: she burst onto the scene in the u.s. in the '70s. >> i feel when i came to america i was at the budding stage, and maybe i'm springing a leaf about right now and maybe one day i'll be a blossom. >> reporter: born in boston ladonna adrienne gains started singing gospel as a child. >> i started si eed singing anda sudden this voice came catapulting out of my body. i remember it. and it scared me. tears were coming out of my eyes. >> reporter: after high school, summer moved on to musicals and recordings in europe. at first, just popular in dance clubs, her appeal quickly spread. >> she's a dance artist who became a mainstream pop artist. ♪ >> so in that sense, she sets the career path for madonna. >> reporter: summer had 19 number one hits and the record for most consecutive double albums. three of them that topped the billboard charts. she won five grammys, and even
an oscar for "last dance." >> i think that her music, those anthems that she sang were anthems of equality and empowerment for everyone. ♪ works hard for the money so you better treat her right ♪ >> reporter: three years ago she released her last album, performing here on "today," and talking with matt. >> what about advice on staying around for a long time, longevity? >> if you have good songs more than likely you will stay around for a long time. >> reporter: donna summer was 63. ♪ and when he heard about her death, pop legend elton john said, quote, that she has never been inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame is a total disgrace. matt? >> gabe gutierrez. gabe, thank you very much. as you saw in his piece there, she was here several years ago for a concert outside. i had a chance to talk to her and i asked her how she felt about being called the queen of disco. take a look.
>> i'm curious if 30 years ago, when you started recording some of this music, if you ever stopped to think that today would still be playing as frequently as it is? >> i never did. no. but i'm really happy that it is. >> so you're as surprised by it as everybody else? >> absolutely surprised. >> you know for the last week we've known you've been coming and i have constantly referred to you as the queen of disco. and i'm curious, do you like that title? because you kind of make a little fun of it in one of the songs. >> well, i do like the title because i mean it's nice to be the queen of something, isn't it? >> it is. >> right? >> and you are definitely the queen of disco. >> thank you. >> donna summer on this show several years ago. and she will be missed. >> oh, so much so. >> last dance. >> that's one of my favorites. i love that song. >> we all do. >> we're going to be back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. agents, be on the lookout for aliens. one small black cocoa creme iced coffee.
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and we're about to hear usher. we were listening to one of his many hits. he's got his start and he's going to talk of the music world. he is taking over rockefeller plaza for our very first summer concert of the season, and as you can tell by looking at the images on your screen, our crowd cannot wait. it is 7:30 now on a friday morning. the 18th of may, 2012. i'm ann curry in cannes, france. and matt is holding down the fort back in studio 1a. hey, matt. >> hey, ann. we have a huge crowd here. we know what you've been doing from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. east
coast time every day. how you been keeping yourself busy otherwise? >> ah, funny you should ask, matt. because following in the illustrious footsteps of some great talents like martin scorsese and whoopi goldberg and some guy named matt lauer i helped celebrate the official opening of the american pavilion here at the cannes film festival. i was welcomed by u.s. consul general diane kelly before the big ribbon cutting. it was really quite an honor, and we've got a lot more coming up from here, matt, including we're going to be sitting down with the stars of the new madagascar movie, including ben stiller, chris rock and jada pinkett smith and also martin short. and a little bit later eva longoria will be stopping by. >> you did great with the scissors, by the way. you did very well. also ahead, one man's frightening encounter with a huge alligator. we showed you this video on thursday. so coming up he'll join us for a live interview and he's lucky he can do that. we're going to ask him what in the world was he thinking. and then some bad news for burger lovers.
david zinczenko is here to reveal the surprising amount of fat and calories and sodium in some of your favorite restaurant burgers. we'll get to that in a little while. but we begin this half hour with what investigators are now saying about the search for a 6-year-old arizona girl who vanished four weeks ago. nbc's miguel almaguer is in tucson with the latest on this. miguel, good morning to you. >> you guys hear -- >> miguel, can you hear me? >> matt, good morning. little isabel was last seen here at her home. her father says he tucked her into bed and the next morning she was gone. now, as detectives pore through more than 1,000 leads, they say they are only halfway into their investigation. at the request of authorities, isabel's father, sergio celis, has stayed away from his wife and two boys for the last week. investigators now confirm child protective services first visited the celis home back in december, though a law enforcement source tells nbc news the incident was minor, and
did not involve isabel. >> we are equally investigating the possibility of somebody unknown to the family having taken isabel from the home, as well as somebody either within the family or known to the family. >> reporter: at a tucson construction site thursday, homicide detectives discovered bones, but quickly determined they were not connected to the missing first grader, last seen four weeks ago today. police say they've encouraged sergio and becky celis to speak to the media, though neither has talked publicly for days. they sat down with nbc news 2 1/2 weeks ago. >> what do you guys think happened to isa? >> kidnapped. kidnapped. >> reporter: but law enforcement sources say the home, which is surrounded by a five foot wall and protected by three dogs, shows no evidence of a stranger abduction. detectives say this case is far from cold, as investigators pore through weeks of evidence. >> the fact that they're saying it could take two or three more
weeks of a planned investigative process indicates they know what they're doing. and they have a plan. >> reporter: with a team of 50, including help from the fbi and u.s. marshal's office, tucson p.d. says they have confidence isabel's case will be resolved. >> we will never give up. we will never give up looking for you. >> reporter: police say isabel's parents are fully cooperating. but law enforcement sources tell nbc news sergio celis' statements have been, quote, inconsistent. thursday night, not far from the family home, volunteers fanned out once again in isa's neighborhood. >> isabel is not related to me in any way, i just -- this whole community has been rocked by this. >> reporter: police say while they have no suspects in this case, it is one tip that could break this case wide open. matt? >> miguel almaguer, thank you very much. now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> "today's weather" is brought to you by the seven bold flavors of bush's grillin' beans.
the bolder side of the bush's. >> and we've got a new configuration of our -- our -- our concert here. we got this pit in the middle. very nice. these folks in the middle here. hey monkey sh >> that's my baby. >> hey -- >> you might want -- you might want to change that later on. anyway let's see what we've got ear as was we look ahead toward weekend, saturday, risk of strong storms, northern texas on into parts of nebraska. sunny and hot in the southwest. look for beautiful day along the east coast with heavy rain in florida. sunday-sunday, showers along the mid-atlantic coast. showers in the pacific northwest. sunny and hot from texas into the southwest. rain from the western great lakes into the central mississippi river valley. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. tom kierein, storm center 4, the air is fresh and chilly, filled with the aromas of spring
and temperatures are in the 40s much of the region this friday morning. lots of sunshine, later today, we'll climb into the 70s. and then overnight tonight, under a clear sky, it will be chilly again tomorrow morning, in the 40s to near 50, another sunny day with highs near 80. sun sunday morning, it looks like it will cloud up s >> don't forget you get your weather any time you need it. go to weather channel on cable or weather.com online. savannah? >> all right, al, thanks. and now to an alligator encounter caught on camera in north carolina. this video has gone viral. fred boyce worked with wild animals many times but things went pretty badly for him recently when an eight foot alligator he was trying to capture suddenly turn on him. luckily fred avoided serious injury and he's with us now. fred, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> well, first things first -- >> don't take this personally -- >> go ahead. >> don't take this personally,
but i may have been more comfortable in the ditch with the alligator than i am right now. >> fred, this is going to be a lot easier, let me tell you, because i don't bite. >> definitely not part of the plan. >> let's talk first about how you're doing. i know you've got a bandaged arm. you feel okay? >> i feel fine. i mean, as far as the arm goes. as far as the arm goes. but i wasn't really, you know, the "today" show was pretty far from my mind when i was out in a remote area of eastern north carolina in a ditch. >> but now this video we're looking at has gone viral. many people in the country have seen it, and they have a question, fred. what were you thinking throwing that towel over his head and trying to capture that big alligator? >> well, i obviously wasn't thinking about the digital age that we live in and handheld video cameras. i wish i'd have been thinking more about that. i was basically thinking about the situation that we had that wasn't too good. actually the alligator was in someone's front yard. there was a house very close by
with small children, and it was right next to a highway that is a lot of pretty high-speed traffic passes by, especially at night. >> so you felt like -- you feltic you had to do something. >> it could have caused a serious accident. -- i did because i was expecting some other people to have come and responded. in fact i was told that some wildlife officials were going to be there responding to the scene. >> well -- >> but i was really just expecting to take some pictures and see an alligator and you know, maybe lend a hand if they needed one. but otherwise stay out of the way. and when i got there, i was really surprised to hear that they weren't responding. somebody told me that they weren't going to come and it was all up to us. >> well, fred, let's -- >> there was a woman with small kids and she was pretty concerned about this alligator being right in her front yard. >> sure, sure. let's talk about what the plan was. >> i would have loved to have just left it there. >> i think people want -- >> as far as the towel goes, alligators are very closely related to birs.
they're they're more closely related to birds than other reptiles. they have some bird-like qualities. if you can close their eyes or cover their eyes it calms them down. i really was not equipped, you know, i really kind of didn't feel good about doing this tell you the truth, because this was a big alligator. i have worked with a lot of alligators. i have back jumped alligators, which is what that's called where you jump on their back. you grab them behind the head and if you can work your hands up to where you can close their jaws, their jaws are actually very weak when it comes to opening them. the muscles that open the jaw are incredibly weak so you can easily hold an alligator's jaw shut with your hands. >> but instead he turns on you there -- >> the pressure is incredibly strong. >> i bet it is. >> i think i lost my footing there in the ditch. it was a little bit slippery and i kind of lost my footing before i even, you know, kind of fell down and sort of put my hands on it sooner than i admit to. >> can we see your arm -- >> and it was a little out of my size range to be doing by myself. i was kind of hoping that somebody else might jump on the
back behind me but apparently they didn't like that idea too much. and you know, i really -- i don't hold that against them at all. i really wish i'd had some experienced help there with me, and this was not a good example, i'm sorry this was caught on video, really, is not a good example of, you know, my best work. >> that's all right, fred. >> -- around with a video camera. >> well you're very brave to face an alligator and to come on tv and talk about it. so, thank you so much for being with us. we really appreciate it. >> oh, sure. >> okay. coming up next, the fattening truth about your favorite restaurant burgers. including one that's equal to eating five philly cheesesteak subs. plus, music superstar usher kicks off our summer concert series. but these messages. (bell rings) hi. good morning. big news. we're spreading the word about new honey bunches of oats fruit blends and their unique taste combinations.
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this morning on "eat this, not that" belly busting burgers. americans consume about 14 billion of them every year, making burgers the most frequently ordered menu item in the country. and fatty toppings can add an extra punch to your waistline. david zinczenko is the author of the new book "grill this, not that" the no-diet weight loss solution. welcome back. >> great to see you, matt. >> i thought you had gone too far when you took on my favorite desserts. now this is war. what's the problem? you order a burger in a restaurant just grilled meat on a real grill, that's not a problem, right? >> that's not a problem. but these are grilled plates. they trap in the fat. most restaurants should be cited for mad cow. you've got some versions -- >> usually you wait a little longer for your punch lines. >> sorry. >> that was good, okay. >> wake up. most of them have 2,000 calories. which is crazy considering that with a grill and a lighter you can make your own and save 1500 calories. >> let's go to sonic super sonic double cheeseburger, break this
guy down for me right here. >> the sonic boom you hear is when the thing hits your waistline. it's got 1200 calories, it's got 34 grams of saturated fat. that's two days worth. it's got two day's worth of trans fat and a day's worth of sodium. matt, it would be the equivalent if you're eating that twice a week like most people do, most americans, it would be the equivalent of 2 1/2 feet of philly cheese steak. okay, and they use this thing called bun oil which they squeeze into the burger to add extra fat. >> you use that at the beach, don't you? this is the alternative. >> when you're at sonic you get the junior deluxe cheeseburger, it's 450 calories. it's only 9 grams of saturated fat, compared to two day's worth. so you're saving 800 calories. >> okay, let's move on to appleby's the cheeseburger sliders with the applewood smoked bacon. 1340 calories, 87 grams of fat, 2550 milligrams of sodium.
>> yeah. they're nice and small and cute, until you figure the salt and fat numbers. right there, what ends up being matt is the calorie equivalent twice a week of 1 1/2 large domino's pepperoni pizzas. >> that's not good. >> and the problem there, matt, is that people look at sliders, oh, it's like an appetizer. but it's not. it's a meal before the meal. >> so you suggest, if you're at appleby's you order the grilled chicken won ton tacos. all right, guy walks in looking for a hamburger. >> right. >> how are you going to satisfy that guy with chicken won ton tacos. >> i'm going to say order those, save 800 calories. and then go get steak or a burger as your entree. >> you know that's not happening. cheesecake factory grilled turkey. but look at the size of this thing. >> this burger is a real turkey. i mean, this -- it's 1200 calories before they say do you want fries with that. okay. which is a threat, not a question. >> all right. >> so, basically, twice a week,
that ends up being the equivalent of 60 delicious buffalo wings. >> gasp came from the crew. it was a good gasp, not a bad gasp. the better choice here? >> the skinnylicious hamburger. 570 calories, you're saving 700 and having a little bit of a salad. >> i have to get to this real quickly. this is the chili's jalapeno smoke house bacon burger with a side of fries, over 2,000 calories. the equivalent twice a week. >> of 15 mcdonald's cheeseburgers. that is a barnyard massacre. >> and chili's custom combinations classic sirloin with corn on the cob, steamed broccoli. >> you're saving like 1,000 calories and still having beef. >> if you wanted the fries you'll be satisfied by the broccoli. >> sure. >> david zinczenko, thank you very much. still to come, ben stiller, riis chris rock and the "madagascar 3" cast join ann live in cannes.
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♪ ohhhhhhh, ohhhhhhhh. we are back now at 7:50 with the winner of the annual doodle four google contest. this year's theme was, if i could travel in time, i'd visit -- here with the winning doodle is 7-year-old dillon hoffman. he's with us now along with google's vice president of product management marissa meyer. good morning to both of you. dillon, hang tight for one second, i'll congratulate you in a second. marissa, you were here on the day that facebook has its huge ipo. people are lining up. everyone's talking about it. is it worth all the excitement? >> well, i think it's a really important milestone for them and we wish them all the best. >> there was a poll recently that half the people in this country think it's going to be a passing fad, facebook. where do you fall on that? >> i really can't specific late. i think that they have a great company and a great service. >> all right. let's move on to doodle for google. dillon, congratulations. this is a very big deal.
why did you enter this contest? >> i don't know. >> you don't know? did you immediately know what you wanted to draw? >> no. >> no. when did you come up with this theme? >> -- >> you did a lot of drafts, right? >> i did a lot of drafts. >> how many drawings did you do before you came up with this one that finally won? >> a lot. >> a lot? >> his dad thought maybe thousands. >> are you like a guy who likes pirates? >> yeah. >> so you draw a lot of pictures were pirates? >> yeah. >> do you know, dillon, that now, because you're the winner, millions of people are going to see your drawing? >> yeah. >> is that pretty cool? >> yeah. >> and do you know about the prizes you get? >> yeah. >> one of the prizes right there, you get your google -- your doodle on top of crayons. >> in the fall crayola is putting dillon's doodle on a 64 box of crayons for back to school and he's won a $3,000 college scholarship.
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7:55 is your time on this friday, may 18th, 2012, good morning, i'm eun yang. a beautiful day ahead, meteorologist tom kierein in the storm center 4 with the latest. >> we're rapidly warming up as we approach 8:00. temperatures climbing out of the 40s, into the 50s throughout much of the region. reagan national is at 62. later today we should soar into the 70s, a perfect spinning day. other than the pollen running high, though, pine tree pollen very high. then tomorrow, a lot of sun, chilly in the morning, afternoon highs near 80. increasing clouds sunday. might get sprinkles sunday night into monday. >>
happy friday, still seeing volume in our area, if you're taking the beltway in montgomery county, your you're slow making your way past university boulevard, just sitting here. delays start right around i-95, average travel speed, you're driving at 23 miles per hour. pretty slow as you make your way past georgia avenue. 395 still jammed, as well as you make your way to the 14th street bridge, just 20 miles per hour. eun?
it is 8:00 now on a friday morning. the 18th day of may, 2012. and take a look at the size of the crowd that's gathered here in rockefeller plaza this morning. they're here for a good reason. summer doesn't officially start for several weeks, actually a month or so, but we're getting an early start with our summer concert series, and usher is doing the honors for us this morning. the seven-time grammy award winner. >> that's right. we've got a perfect crowd, perfect weather. best way to kick off the summer concert series. >> i'm matt lauer along with al roker and ann curry is still on the south of france. she's in the french riviera and
she's in cannes and she's gathered a crowd of her own. ann? >> no kidding. you've got usher, look who i have. we're about to get up close and personal with a whole mess of stars. they're featured in the new 3-d animated adventure, "madagascar 3." we've got ben stiller, jada pinkett smith, martin short, we've got jessica chastain, we've got chris rock and we have david schwimmer and as you can see, because this is a movie about some animals who want to go to the circus, you can see in this picture that our crew is very excited about being up close and personal with these stars. in fact, maybe they're just a little bit too excited, actually. take a look. anyway, we've got all this coming up, as well as eva longoria stopping by a little bit later. >> all right, ann. we'll have that in just a couple of minutes. then from here we're going to have more on the life and legacy and career of donna summer. >> that's right, matt. the grammy winning disco legend steamed up the charts in the 1970s and '80s with a voice that really defined an era. coming up we're going to talk to
summer's former manager and one of the producers who worked with her on her last album, losing donna summer yesterday at the age of 63 to cancer. >> all right. let's go inside right now. natalie is standing by at the news desk. she's got a check of all the headlines. natalie. >> good morning again, matt and al. good morning, everyone. today is the first day of jury deliberations in the trial of former presidential hopeful john edwards. nbc's lisa myers, who's been covering the trial from greensboro, north carolina. lisa, good morning. >> hey, good morning, natalie. soon after the court convenes this morning the jury will officially get the case. and will decide whether john edwards gets to move on with his life or becomes a convicted felon and goes to prison. john edwards treks to the courthouse one more time this morning to witness the judge hand the case over to 12 jurors who will wade through 31 witnesses and four weeks of testimony. >> it seems like in the main working-class jury, the kind of people that john edwards did well with as a candidate.
>> reporter: in often intense closing arguments, edwards' defense lawyer abbe lowell said his client was guilty of a sin, but not a felony, and already is serving a life sentence for what he's done to his family. he vigorously attacked the government's star witness, andrew young, for pocketing most of the cover-up money. john's conduct is shameful, but it's human. andrew young's lies on the stand, and the government sponsoring those lies, is worse, lowell said. prosecutor accused the defense of desperation. he said edwards had masterminded the plan to use almost $1 million to hide his mistress rielle hunter. money that amounted to illegal campaign contributions. of course he knew. he knew about it from the get-go. it would never have happened without him. edwards' lawyer closed by appealing to the jury to end this sad chapter in edwards' life. saying there was more good he could do. if convicted edwards could face up to 30 years in prison.
natalie? >> lisa myers in greensboro, north carolina, thanks so much, lisa. new evidence has been released from the night teenager trayvon martin was killed in san ford, florida. it includes surveillance video showing martin making a purchase at a 7-eleven shortly before his run-in with george zimmerman. and new photos and documents show the neighborhood watch volunteer had a broken nose, bruises, and bloody cuts on the back of his head after the encounter. zimmerman says he shot martin in self-defense. facebook begins selling stock to the public today in the most talked about market debut in years. it comes a day after the online social network raised $16 billion in an initial public offering that valued the company at $104 billion. and now for a look at what's trending today our quick roundup of what has you talking online. people are tweeting their memories of donna summer. she died thursday of lung cancer. she was 63. she was known for hits like "bad girl" and "last dance" and pop
star nicki minaj tweeted another legend gone. rest in peace. and this photo bomb is getting a lot of attention on tech sites. italian car company fiat found out when a street view camera car was going to take a picture of volkswagen's headquarters in sweden so fiat strategically placed one of its cars right in front of the main entrance, and then again, driving away just as a prank on its competitor. and check out this video to see an awesome father and daughter choreography dance here. they start by slow dancing, but then comedian mike hanley and his 13-year-old jessica show some serious skills on the dance floor at her bat mitzvah party. ♪ >> it goes on for quite awhile. because i watched it. that video has already half a million hits on youtube. it may become known as the best
father/daughter dance ever. very cute. top that all you dads out there. it's 8:05 right now. turn it back out to matt. very cute. >> yeah, it is sweet. natalie, thank you very much. let us get a check of the weather from mr. roker up on the lift this morning. >> well, thank you very much, matt. we are here, it is a perfect morning, 55 degrees. bright, blue skies, and pretty nice weekend throughout a good portion of the country. at least the first half. let's show you what we've got. first of all our pick city today, you can see there, we've got some decent weather, nbc 2 looking good, some clouds and showers. now, as far as your forecast, afternoon forecast, afternoon temperatures, the heat continues down through the southwest. 80s, 90s, 100s, seasonable conditions. a little cool in the western plains, we have more ref rain in southern florida, plenty of sunshine in the northeast, mid-atlantic states, and look for showers making their way through the upper midwest and plains. sunny skies along the west coast. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods.
>> good morning, tom kierein, in storm center 4. we've got a northeast breeze, and lots of sunshine. cool, it's in the 50s. much of the region now, later today, it should make it into the 70s. and then tonight, clear and chilly again, by dawn saturday, the 40s, afternoon highs tomorrow, up near 80. lots of sun, increasing clouds sunday, into the 70s. sunday night into monday and into midweek next week, chance of sprinkles and passing showers. >> that's your latest weather. now it's time to say for the first time in the summer concert series, my people! my people! my people! >> all right, al. thank you very much. when we come back in, ann sits down with the cast of "madagascar 3." and usher live in concert for these people on the plaza. right after this. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ]
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debut here in cannes is the new 3-d animated film "madagascar 3." europe's most wanted. the wild bunch from the popular franchise has tackled new york, and africa and now they have their sights set on a new continent and they find the perfect cover in a traveling circus, which they reinvent, madagascar style. take a look. >> guys, stop fooling around. >> we're just having a little fun. >> let these animals do their show. >> tah-dah! ♪ circus afro circus ♪ polka dot afro >> i did pick up your -- >> the all-star cast of "madagascar 3" is reacting to that. we've got ben stiller, jada pinkett smith, martin short, jessica chastain, chris rock and david schwimmer. >> good morning. >> polka dot, polka dot, afro, afro. who came up with this? >> oh, i did. i mean --
>> martin -- >> ben threw me this idea and i -- >> i had something and i called up prince, and we batted it back and forth. >> so madness or genius, what do you think, ben? >> i think it's -- you called it limited genius? >> limited. >> you know, i actually -- >> i actually heard it last night on a cell phone as a ring tone just fyi. you may want to get some -- >> wow, already? >> and he owns the publishing. >> okay. >> so -- >> yeah. >> all right. >> okay >> -- just got braces so i need the money. >> four of the six of you as i understand it, four of the six of you, this is your third madagascar film in something like seven years. at this point, how much of it do you actually improvise? >> we -- a lot. >> yes. >> a lot! >> but we were lucky because we had a great script on this one. but you know, by this point, like we've been doing it for like ten years, we started two years -- >> we had no children when we stted this. >> so at this point it's really like you kind of know the characters and go in there and have a lot of fun and just give
them options. as it gets closer to having a real movie then it starts to make sense. >> i improvise everything because i can't read. hopefully by four i'll have it down. >> no. the thing about it is is that when you're inside that booth, because that's what's going on, right, you guys are separately recording this stuff in booths, right, and martin, you know, you're saying that they actually watch you, and they actually videotape you doing this and they use this -- >> -- last night because i'm flirting with you. >> oh. >> and it seemed impressive, and you seemed -- >> i was moved by it. >> it's actually true they do film you as you're doing the voice and if you do have some gesture that they like, they'll put it in. so i'm told. >> yes. >> you're -- you're the seal. >> yes. >> he's an italian-speaking -- >> stefano, he's italian. don't go by that accent. but yes, he is italian. >> and and, and, you know, you've got two kids, obviously, two young kids, who loved the franchise. >> they do. >> what are they going to love about this now, because this is a 3-d version.
this is a visual on this thing is crazy. >> it is well 3-d -- >> they're older now. >> they're much older. i was very, very proud and flattered when my son called me the other day and asked me to call jeffrey katzenberg to put on of his songs at the end of madagascar. not realizing that it's coming out in two weeks. i was like, listen, it's done. it's over. >> yeah. >> he's like i know you can call jeffrey and get it done, mommy. i can put a song on there. i was like, no, baby you can't. but i was actually really flattered that he thinks it's, you know, it's still cool. >> i have a feeling he's going to do all right with this a little later. you guys all right -- jessica, this is your first time in the madagascar troupe. >> yes. >> how insane has it been working with these. >> well, i met everyone here yesterday. >> oh. >> so we do the voice -- >> for the very first time. >> and they're lovely. >> ah-ha. >> really? >> i'm not just saying that because i'm on tv. you guys are lovely. >> oh. >> oh. >> love you, too. >> personal favorite? >> making such a point of you should probably say something
about the movie, what happens. because we know that you're going to europe, but bottom line is that there's a lot -- you're trying really to get to new york city and you play the love interest, right? to, mr. right, ben stiller's character, uh-huh, and, and in your particular case you know, you're the leader, right, the undisputed leader, right? >> i guess so. >> disputed. >> it's definitely disputed. >> in the group. >> yeah, the penguins steal the monkey powered superplane and take it to monaco, and they win all this money gambling and we have to steal the plane back from them and then we crash land the plane near a circus train and in the south of france and that's how we end up with this circus troupe. >> you, david, the thing about it is this is kind of a it's -- it's -- there's a hidden message in this movie, right? you're a new father you've got a new little girl who is a year old and it seems to me that there is as a father looking at this movie the idea that the life is a kind of, it's not the, the -- the end of -- it's a journ journey. >> also one of the messages is
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on her legacy. >> the five-time grammy winner died on thursday following a ten-month battle with cancer. but she leaves behind her anthems that have impacted generations of music fans. ♪ he works hard for the money >> her look. her voice. her moves. donna summer was the disco queen of the 1970s. her groundbreaking music still dazzles generations. >> donna summer was truly one of the first global pop icons and that was because her music transcended race, it transcended gender and it transcended class. what she mastered the art of doing was creating infectious music that made you want to only do one thing and that one thing was dance. >> reporter: with five grammys and 19 number one hits -- >> ♪ looking for some hot stuff >> reporter: from "hot stuff." ♪ bad girls >> reporter: to "bad girls" --
to the anthem, "she works hard for the money" summer was the dance beat for party goers worldwide, setting the stage for a legion of performers. >> donna summer laid the blueprint for all of today's dance divas. rihanna, beyonce, britney, christina, they all have donna summer to look at and donna summer to thank. >> reporter: in 2003, beyonce covered summer's hit "love to love you baby." >> even decades later, beyonce, she has to sample that sang in her hit naughty girl. she's sexy in the video. she dances like her. donna summer's taught a lot of young artists after her how to be sexy. >> this morning we all heard the news that we lost a legend. >> reporter: on "american idol" thursday they paid tribute to summer. using twitter ryan seacrest said i remember sitting in the front seat of my mom's toyota while she sang donna summer's "she works hard for the money." her songs were just classic.
donna summer will be remembered by family, friends, and fans, as well as the performers who followed her, keeping the spirit of her last dance alive for years to come. >> and a lot of are you commenting about summer and her remarkable catalog of hits on our website and facebook page and we asked people to vote for their favorite songs, and "last dance" is leading more than two to one. >> i hear it in the studio, as well. natalie, thank you very much. joyce trabulius was her manager during her disco era, joyce's son evan bogue ard worked with summer on her last album. our condolences. >> thank you. >> joyce, there was something about her. i know you stopped being her manager back in i think it was 1979, but you saw her from time to time, and you saw her last year. there was this dignity about her she didn't want to share her illness with a lot of people. did she share it with you? >> no. no. i was very surprised.
shocked, really. and i understand why she didn't. she wanted privacy. she was a very private person and wanted to be with her family. and i think she would not have had the opportunity to keep going with all the projects that she was doing. no grass grew under donna's feet. she was always doing something, working on a broadway play, writing songs, writing a movie. she needed a time to, you know, to be with her family and do that. also she was a woman of faith. so i think she put her faith in god, and thought, i'm just going to live my life. >> evan, you had been, really known her your entire life and you grew up in a household where your parents would tell you about how amazing she was in the world of music. when you finally got to work with her, and produce music for her, did she live up to your expectations? >> it's kind of weird growing up knowing donna the legend, donna the name, and donna the person as a kid.
obviously she knew me since i was born. but actually being able to go in the studio and work one-on-one with her in a similar fashion that my parents are able to work with her is just magical. i didn't know her in that light. i didn't know her as an adult. i didn't know her, you know, as a creative contemporary. once i did it was just like, wow, i get it. she is just so talented. and she knows what she wants and is such a great song writer and obviously a voice. most amoizing voice in a long time. >> joyce i was reading early in her career, and this is the time you were her manager she struggled with the concept of fame. why? >> well, she was living quite a normal life in munich when they found her, and she came over here and she came over with a hit song and so she was on television right away, she was touring. she came over as a star. and she had to learn how to do choreography, and dance, and makeup and everything, you know, from just on the road. i mean, she was very brave, and just took it all on, and after
awhile, i think there was no privacy for her and there was no stopping and i think she needed to take a little time to resenter and spend time with her family and she always said she was so grateful that her fans were there when she came back. >> yeah. >> that it was such a gift to be able to have fun with them again and her great joy was to entertain them, and to have fun with them. >> all right. i know when you think about her legacy one of the great compliments you'll ever get is that she -- her music was either sampled or covered by people like madonna, beyonce, red hot chili peppers, dollny parton. that says it all right there. thank you both so much for joining us, and again our condolences. >> thank you so much, matt. >> thank you very much. >> we're going to have more just ahead.
good morning, it's 8:26 now on this friday, may 18th, i'm aaron gilchrest. let's start with a look at the forecast. here's storm center 4 meteorologist tom kierein. >> delightful morning, in the 50s now, oughter hid the 70s by mid afternoon. tonight under a clear sky, getting cool again, down to the 40s on saturday morning. saturday should be bright and sunny. afternoon highs around 80. sunday, increasing clouds, into the 70s, might get sprinkles sunday night. a greater chance of some off and on showers and sprinkles monday, tuesday and wednesday as we get into midweek next week, aaron?
8:30 now on this friday morning. the 18th of may, 2012. nice weather on the plaza as we get set to kick off our summer concert series with seven-time grammy winner usher. hey, guys, i wish i could be there, but we're sort of busy doing everything here in cannes. but, boy, looks like you've got a lot of fun. meantime from here going to be catching up with the very talented and lovely eva longoria. back to you.
>> and we are back with more of "today" on a friday morning. we're going to crowd behind us going slightly crazy, because usher has been out here doing a little music in advance of our big concert in just a couple of minutes. and he has drawn a big crowd. i'm matt lauer along with al roker, natalie morales and savannah gruthry here while ann curry continues in the south of france. ann? >> hey, thanks so much, matt and guys. listen i'm sitting here with eva longoria. she just saw the curtain fall on her hit show "desperate housewives" and now she's putting her best face forward as one of the l'oreal paris ambassadors. l'oreal, by the way, has been the official makeup artist for the cannes film festival for the past 15 years. eva, good morning to you. >> good morning. i know it's our birthday. l'oreal's birthday. happy birthday l'oreal! >> part of the thing that l'oreal is doing to celebrate is coming out with this book that basically are photographs behind the scenes here. what happens behind the scenes here? >> so much drama. >> drama? >> no, you know, the book is
beautiful because it shows us getting ready, and you know, getting the dresses on, and the hair and the makeup. it takes a village for us -- >> it's intense. how many dresses do you come out here with? >> this time i think i came out with 22 outfits. but one dress was in an entire trunk. but that's the great thing about the book is you get to see the people behind the scenes. all of the l'oreal teams, makeup artists, and you get to see us being built. >> well you know, you've done this, you've been out here several years in a row. >> yes. >> but just think about your first time and think about the people at home listening. >> yeah. >> who've never been out here. what is the first impression? >> it's electrifying. it is electric whenever you come here. it's my favorite red carpet because there's no electronic press. you don't talk to anybody. it's all about the fashion moment. it's all about being photographed, and this particular red carpet is really open to risks, and very daring and bold choices, so it's just
so fascinating to sit back and watch. and then the sea of fans, i mean, this place is really built because of the fans in cannes. and you can see for a mile just people just waiting to glimpse it. >> and when they're screaming at you. >> and they scream very loud. >> what's the emotion you feel when they do this? >> scared. >> yeah? >> scared at first. and then i go, oh, this is really nice. it's really fun, and you know, it's fun to be with l'oreal because they're such respected partners of the film festival. and to come here with l'oreal is pretty different than coming here with a film. i had a film screen this year, and it was a lot of fun, as well. so it's just all different experience. depending on how you come. if you come as a fan, if you come with a film. if you come with l'oreal. >> emotions having your series "desperate housewives" come to an end? >> bittersweet. it was an emotional end. but i'm excited to be free and to see what the next chapter of my life holds. >> you have any idea where that's going to go? >> i have a couple movies i'm filming, and then i'm campaigning for obama. so i'll be very busy with that.
>> sounds like you'll be very busy. eva longoria, pleasure to sit with you. >> thank you. >> back to you guys in new york. >> ann, first of all let us say good-bye and thank you very much for your job over there in cannes this week. did you have a nice time? >> oh, man. you know it. it's been a blast here. our entire staff has -- has been working pretty hard to make all this happen. we're pleased that it's been somewhat useful to you and you don't have to thank me too much, frankly. i think being here has been thanks enough. >> hi, matt. >> sit down with the producers. have a safe trip home, ann, we'll see you monday. >> all right. sounds good. >> all right, mr. roker. >> all right let's look at your weekend, see what we've got for you. first of all for tomorrow, riskk of strong storms, excuse me from oklahoma on into nebraska. heavy rain in southern florida. beautiful weather through the southwest. and much of the mid-atlantic coast as well. for sunday -- sunday! we've got plenty of sunshine and mild weather in the northeast, showers along the mid-atlantic
coast. some showers moving into coastal pacific northwest. rest of the west coast looking fantastic. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, a delightful morning under way. still rather cool, we're in the 50s to near 60 degrees. just past 8:30 now and later today, we ought to continue to climb into the 70s. lots of sun, a wonderful day overnight tonight, clear and cool. 40s again saturday morning. sunny tomorrow, highs near 80. then sunday, increasing clouds, into the 70s again. might get some sprinkles sunday night. it looks like an increasing chance maybe of some passing showers and sprinkles monday, tuesday and wednesday. highs in the 70s. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thank you. coming up, chef jamie oliver is here to show us how to make the ultimate caesar salad. >> plus usher kicks off our summer concert series. it was like a red rash...
very sore looking kinda blistery. like somebody had set a bag of hot charcoal on my neck. i was a firefighter for 24 years. but, i have never encountered such a burning sensation until i had the shingles. i remember it well. i was in the back yard doing yard work. i had this irritation going on in my lower neck. i changed shirts because i thought there was something in the collar of the shirt irritating my neck. and i couldn't figure out what was going on. i had no idea it came from chickenpox.
we're back now at 8:37. on the lighter side of farm fresh feasts. jamie oliver is here to show you how to make his ultimate caesar salad that reduces fat and calories but not the taste and flavor. jamie, good morning. welcome back. >> always nice to be here, ladies and gents. >> we love having you here. because it's not always about food with you. you've got always bigger things on your mind. tomorrow you're calling food revelation day. that is what about? >> food revolution day is a global day. you saw the series on abc that we did last year. this is basically a day we're in 60 countries, over 600 cities, and it's a day for cooks, for parents to get involved in cooking in many different ways. >> stand up for real food. >> standing up for real food. it's like farmer's markets. we'll give guided tours around farmer's markets if people are scared. chefs and restaurants are opening up their homes to the public. so we're really excited by it. and i guess matt and the guys,
what it's about is just beautiful things happening in food right now in the states. but it's about pushing it along. i guess today's recipe is kind of an expression of that. what we got here, guys, look, america's favorite salads is caesar salads. but just to put it into example, right pap what is it that we like? what is it? what i've done -- >> the fatty dressing. >> i've taken the fat off the chicken. but instead of taking away flavor i've added it back. i've got salt, pepper, paprika and a little bit of you can call it polenta or corn maize. we're getting color and a crunch here and it's going to protect that lovely white meat and it's going to be gorgeous. now on the dressing, guys, four tablespoons of mayonnaise in itself is already over 800 calories. so i've swapped that out for some really great things in dairy happening right now. and the equivalent in zero fat greek yogurt is fantastic. >> that is the hot ingredient. >> i'm telling you, it's really changing. but it's clean, it's fresh. matt, would you mind squeezing
lemons for me, darling? >> sure. >> al. >> yes, sir. >> four anchovies in there. >> my gorgeous new friend. >> safin nap >> a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce in there. gorgeous. it looks very underwhelming. >> oh. >> mustard goes in there. >> lemon juice. loads and loads of basil. >> and we're going to whiz that up, and when we whiz that up it's going to create the most incredible, fresh, dressing and i swear i'm just going to put about 20 grams of parmesan in there so you've still got that kick. and by the way if you don't like anchovies you will not taste them. so on we go. you're going to whiz it out. you get that color. such beautiful green color. mr. roker, can you slice that chicken up for me a little? >> sure. >> what we've got here. please, please, my friend. if i may come over to this
corner. >> wait a minute. >> we've got -- >> this meal is coming in. i don't do diet meals, okay? this is full of nutrients. full of fresh ingredients. this is just over 350, 400 calories. we've got four builts of crispy bacon here. >> so you can have full-fat bacon? >> just don't have a lot of it. so we've got the smoky bacon in there for the kick. mr. roker sliced up the chicken here. >> how beautiful. >> we're going to lay this in and around our lovely salad like this. if you go out and get a bucket of chicken from a fast food place for four people it ain't cheap. it's not cheap, guys. >> right. >> this illusion of this cheap food, now you can do this, you know, in england this works out about three pounds a portion, and we've got a little bit more chicken than that. and it's all chicken, nice ingredients. start to finish in a normal scenario you can get this done in under 15 minutes. >> by the way. great news, jamie's joining us in london for the olympics.
>> yes! . >> we're going to have so much fun. so much fun. i promise, i promise. >> you going to show us around. show us all the good markets? >> i'm going to show you whatever you want to see. >> careful. careful. >> up next, our first summer concert of the season, r&b superstar usher on the plaza. first, this is "today" on nbc. jamie, welcome aboard. >> thank you very much.
baby let me love you down ♪ ♪ summer's here ♪ there's so many ways to love you ♪ ♪ baby i can break you down there's so many ways to love you ♪ ♪ got mow like say what ♪ ♪ i can't hear you new york ♪ you make you want to say i feel something starting i step on the dance floor ♪ ♪ rockin' low never ever on the first sight ♪ ♪ this was something special honey wow oh, wow ♪ ♪ girl you go ♪ czechoslovakia check check you out ♪
♪ she got it all from my head to toe ♪ ♪ and i want it all ♪ baby let me love you down come on y'all ♪ ♪ baby i can break you down ♪ ♪ there's so many ways to love you ♪ ♪ so i found you you make me want to say ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ♪ ♪ oh, my come on hey ♪ ♪ you make me want to say oh, oh, oh, ♪
a couple of facts for you, usher released his first singer back in 1993. he was 14 years old. about 20 years later he's got seven grammy awards. sold about 43 million albums around the world. and his seventh album called looking for myself gets released on june 12th. usher, welcome back. >> happy to be back, new york city! >> talk to me a little about the title of the album "looking for myself." what does it mean to you? >> looking for myself is the title track and for me, the last two, three years of my life have
been an incredibly journey musically and emotionally. so all of the findings of looking for myself went into this album. >> i was reading some articles about you last night. you talk a lot about evolving as an artist and continuing to evolve. not wanting to stop that process. >> well, there's a mantra that i kind of adopted, and it is evolve or evaporate. that's really, i guess, the meaning of life. we decide to just stand forward and not allow ourselves to move forward musically, in life, whatever it is. we'll never see beauty. >> when you look at the world in that way and you conquer the r&b chart and the pop chart and you've gone to the latin chart, as well, what is left to evolve to? >> map. i don't know. >> you have to figure that out. >> i haven't figured that out. but i got enough time to figure out all of the business, the most important part now is being involved as a person. that's probably one of the greatest moments of all of this.
having incredible -- >> i think that's well said. what are you going to sing for us? >> actually, they're watching us. i know you guys are watching. love you. >> now what are you going to sing for us? >> this is climax. >> ladies and gentlemen, once again, usher. ♪ ♪ going nowhere fast we've reached the climax ♪ ♪ we're together now we're undone ♪
♪ won't commit so we choose to run away ♪ ♪ do we separate can't take it back ♪ ♪ i've fallen somehow feet off the ground love is the blow that keeping raining down ♪ ♪ where are you now when i need you around ♪ ♪ i'm on my knees but i'm seems we're ♪ ♪ going nowhere fast >> we've reached the climax ♪ ♪ we're together now we're undone ♪ ♪ won't commit so we choose to ♪ run away
separate ♪ ♪ take it back i gave my best it wasn't enough ♪ ♪ you get upset we argue too much ♪ ♪ we made of what used to be love ♪ ♪ so i care i care at all at all ♪ ♪ at all at all ♪ ♪ going nowhere fast we reached the climax ♪ ♪ we're together now we're undone ♪ ♪ won't commit run away ♪ ♪ do we separate
can't take it back we reached the climax ♪ ♪ you say better if we love each other separately ♪ ♪ i just need you one more time i can't get what we had out of my mind ♪ ♪ where are you now? when i need you around ♪ ♪ i'm on my knees but it seems we're going ♪ ♪ nowhere fast we reached the climax ♪ ♪ we're together
run away ♪ ♪ do we separate ♪ can't take it back we've reached the climax ♪ 8:56 is your time now on this friday, may 18th, 2012, good morning, i'm eun yang. let's check in with storm center 4 meteorologist for a look at the forecast. tom, is it going to be a nice day? >> a beautiful morning under way. we're warming up rapidly, into the 60s as we approach 9:00, reagan national now. 66, and later today, we should hit the 70s, just a terrific
friday. and a wonderful weekend coming up, too, although a chilly night tonight, down to the 40s tomorrow morning. saturday, lots of sun, highs near 80, increasing clouds sunday into the 70s, might get some sprinkles sunday night. maybe off and on sprinkles and a passing shower possible monday, tuesday and wednesday. a lot of clouds around, eun? >> we'll take a at bank of america, we're lending and investing in the people and communities
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you -- you still like looking out at this kind of a crowd? i said you still like looking out at this kind of a crowd? old? >> never get tired of seeing my fans. thank you guys so much. >> thank you for coming. thanks for kicking off our concert series. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> ladies and gentlemen, usher. >> thanks, matt. >> we've got a little bit of music from usher later on. i'm matt lauer along with savannah guthrie and al roker. ann is making her way back from the south of france. coming up you've got something for someone looking to buy a house. >> what you can get for less than $400,000. we're going to looking at houses from seattle, washington, to north carolina. >> and then on other edition of "busted" jeff rossen brings us some of our best bone-headed videos and behavior caught on tape. everything from irate but rude
doughnut shop customers to a bus driver who makes a dangerous mistake. we're going to show you all those videos and more. >> and we will stop also and talk about the life and legacy of donna summer who passed away on thursday after a ten-month battle with cancer. a remarkable lady, and some of the songs that are kind of the anthems from our young adult years and so we'll look back at that, as well. let's go inside. natalie is standing by at the news desk. she's got a check of all the headlines. >> all right, good morning to you guys once again. good morning, everyone. tributes are pouring in for legendary singer donna summer who died thursday at her home in florida. quincy jones tweets summer was a heartbeat and soundtrack of a decade. and president obama released a statement saying her voice was unforgettable. summer became known as the queen of disco in the 1970s. lost her battle with cancer at the age of 63. a memorial for summer will be held next week in nashville. now to an incredible story of survival. a california man missing for a week is finally discovered just yards from his wrecked pickup
truck, unconscious, but alive. nbc's ron mott is in san jose with details. ron, good morning. >> hey, natalie, good morning to you. the doctor who first treated this 25-year-old man here at this hospital on tuesday calls his survival remarkable. and his recovery so far, unusual. >> if he'd been 60 years of age, no chance, really. >> reporter: police say they found michael sanchez jr. unconscious, and barely alive on tuesday, down this highway embankment. and the doctor who cared for him in the e.r. says his survival is far outside the norm. >> this is quite unbelievable, actually, yeah. that he's made as much recovery as he has made in just 48 hours. >> reporter: authorities report a witness saw a speeding truck pass them in the early hours of may 8th. go off the road, and come to a stop after rolling over, and then a person getting out and walking away into the dark. they called 911, police found no one. >> we had pretty good reason to believe that this person left the scene, and really didn't
desire contact with us at that point. >> reporter: but a week later, checking the same area again police discovered sanchez, unresponsive in thick brush. >> he was a good quarterback. >> reporter: for his family, which had circulated missing posters, it was a big relief. yet questions linger. >> 60 feet, that's not very far from where the truck was at. spent a little bit more time and looked around, maybe they would have saw him. >> reporter: doctors say sanchez arrived severely dehydrated with a head wound and failing kidneys. >> i don't doubt that he was where he was for seven or eight days, hidden away in the field of the bushes. >> reporter: the doctor says michael sanchez is opening his eyes. his kidneys are improving. his vitals are stable. but he's far from out of the woods. >> but still very lucky indeed. ron mott in san jose, california. facebook is all that wall street is talking about today, with the stock trading today on the nasdaq for the first time. this initial stock offering is
the largest ever for an internet company. and with facebook valued at more than $100 billion it's worth more than companies like disney, ford and kraft. japan has taken its first step toward the commercial space flight business. it launched a rocket carrying a domestic satellite and a south korean satellite that will conduct research on the earth. a regularal celebration is under way in london this hour with royals from around the world descending upon windsor castle for a luncheon honoring queen elizabeth's diamond jubilee. the duke and duchess of cham bridge as well as prince harry are also joining in on the fun. and thursday's game between the arizona diamondbacks and colorado rockies is getting a lot of buzz this morning. thousands of bees, in fact, swarmed the field during the fifth inning, bombarding the camera operator. the game was briefly delayed until they used, of all things, a vacuum, to remove them. quite unbelievable. five minutes past the hour. let's go back outside to al. >> sweet! very nice. all right, thanks, honey.
let's show you what's going on for "today." again, we've got not much in the way of heavy rain with the exception of southern florida. we've also got some showers and thunderstorms makin thunderstorms making their way through the northern plains. otherwise, a gorgeous day in the northeast. mid-atlantic states may see some hit-and-miss showers and thunderstorms. rain in the northern plains. beautiful in the pacific northwest. seattle, sunshine, 62 degrees. windy from southern california on into central texas, but still plenty of sunshine. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, temperatures have warmed up about 15 degrees just in the last couple of hours, now 66 at reagan national. tom kierein, storm center 4, with your four-day forecast. later today, into the 70s. with sunshine. and tomorrow, 40s in the morning, a lot of sun on saturday, too. we'll have it up near 80 during the afternoon. on sunday, cool in the morning, in the 50s, a little sun around. clouding up in the afternoon, highs 70s. might get sprinkles sunday night. greater chance of showers and sprinkles, monday, tuesday and
>> that's your latest weather. savannah? al, thanks. time now for "today's real estate." a look at what you can get for $400,000 or less. "today's real estate" contributor barbara corcoran has a look at some stunning homes on the market for sort of-a bargain price. >> let's start in the northeast. >> we've got boise, idaho. >> boise, idaho is one big house. it's just 35 minutes from downtown. but it's a mountain oasis. it's in the boise national forest with herds of elk that kind of lumber by your house all day long. i don't know if that's a plus or a minus. but it has the elks. a huge wrap jrnd porch and plenty of pasture that comes with the house. the interior has hardwood floors and the home is flooded with light from every oversized window throughout every room. the big kitchen has custom cabinets and granite counters. the wide open living room has a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and recessed lighting. and the extra wide covered porch, and i mean extra wide covered porch, you're going to
see that in just a sec has breathtaking mountain views. that's one nice porch. you can just imagine sitting around the campfire out back at night singing cowboy songs. that's part of your property. with your own little barbecue pit out there. >> i love it. comes with the brand? >> doesn't seem like your style. >> i'm from the west. i love that. we've got seattle, washington. >> seattle washington has one of the hot, in fact the highest iqs in all of the country. and house prices are moving up along with the iq there. things are shooting off the shelves. it's a custom home with a quiet, rural neighborhood. and you see those surrounding trees. kind of looks like indians surrounding a wagon chain. kind of interesting kind of planting in my mind. but whatever. each to their own. the open kitchen has blond wood cabinets and floors that flow nicely into the living room and dining room areas. the light floors make the room look larger. the formal dining room is dressed up a bit with its trayed ceilings, wainscoting and wood molding. the living room has an angle
fireplace and an absolutely stunning twree yo of windows that just makes that room pop. the master bedroom is massive and feels even bigger than it is thanks to the high, cathedral ceilings. >> we've got a big house in wilmington, delaware. >> these are all big houses. we're driving value today for under $400,000. this is a 1905 neoclassic home and in a really good spot in town. within walking distance from the brandywine creek park and zoo, and it's also close to uptown's best cafes and art venues. the house has a column wraparound porch, the kitchen has oversize 42 inch cherry cabinets. they're expensive. granite counters and under cabinet lights. the dining room has built-in cabinets. gleaming floors in the living room, original millwork and a cozy fireplace. look at that turned stair case with a big window at its landing. that is a pretty room, mostly because of i think that beautiful stair case. the third floor music room looks
a bit stuffy. i don't think they're listening to rock 'n' roll but will make a happy children's play room or a place for teenagers to hang out. the side porch comes with a swing chair that's really never as comfortable as a rocking chair but they sure look pretty. but it's nonetheless a perfect porch for relaxing on a sunny summer day. >> maybe put a little cushion on the swing. >> they're still unstable and most people don't use them. but they're pretty to look at. >> poert st. lucie, florida. what do you have there? >> we have in st. lucie part of the treasure cove, gold, silver and jewels that people are still finding along the beach because of a ton of spanish ships, i think, sunk there years ago. i really couldn't get the lowdown on that. this has a solid mahogany front door and trellis that creates a very pretty front picture, first impression when you go and look at the house. you'll see that in just a moment. that's a pretty hello, how do you do? who wouldn't fall in love with that house. the kitchen comes with a five burner gas cooktop, wood cabinets and dovetail drawers.
the living room has 16 foot ceilings, polished marble floors and two full walls of windows and glass doors. the master bedroom has a big bay window. the master bath is a smash with a large spa tub, and a walk-in roman-style shower. and look at the extra large hot tub out back. more like a pool savannah. it overlooks a beautiful freshwater lake. delicious and that's your backyard. >> and that's your hot tub if you get that. let's go to chapel hill. a little house tucked away in the woods. >> this is a pretty little house. and there's nothing unsophisticated about this woodsy home. it's a custom built brick home tuck add way on over five acres. people should use a curved walkway more often. what a pretty approach to any house. i love the two story great room. it's one of the prettiest rooms i've ever seen, like a salarium with the tall arched windows that look out on the surrounding woods. the corner fireplace is just perfect. a perfect room. there's a cheerful, yellow kitchen that has white glass front cabinets and a copper sink.
also a yellow dining room. we know what their favorite color is, which feels oversized with this vaulted ceiling and it gets plenty of light, exaggerated by the pink joist. the master bedroom has a trayed ceiling, hardwood floors and extra long windows. out book there's a wraparound brick patio and it really shows off just how spectacular this home is and how really pretty the setting is around that house. what a lovely home. remember it's $400,000. >> you can do a lot of entertaining on that back porch. >> and still have money left over. >> barbara corcoran, thank you so much. coming up next, busted. some scary moments caught on tape. you'll be surprised at what some people think they can get away with. and then later we're going to get you ready for summer with a shopping guide for bathing suits. [ male announcer ] if you have yet to master the quiet sneeze...
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now look at some dramatic moments recently caught on tape. nbc's jeff rossen is back with a segment we like to call "busted!." >> we call it that because cameras are always rolling, all these people we're about to show you, innocent until proven guilty, and we have some real doozies today. right to the first one, it's from philadelphia, it's in a doughnut shop called fresh doughnuts. this man is ordering a sandwich, and he's also ordering coffee, like many of us do. >> sure. >> he's arguing with the woman because she says you didn't pay me yet. he says i already did pay you, and so while they're arguing the woman still gives him the coffee but watch what he does next.
>> i paid you for my stuff, man. >> oh! . did he throw the coffee at her? >> took the hot coffee and threw it all over her. the woman actually got second degree burns, you can see the bandage on her arm. she's going to be okay and here's one of those situation, because the cameras were rolling this guy's going to get in trouble. they put it out to the local news. the police did. the man saw himself so much on television he turned himself in. he is now charged, his lawyer has no comment. >> all right. innocent until proven guilty. >> exactly. >> not a great week for doughnut shops. this is one down in florida. >> this is a good lesson not to go to doughnut shops too often. dunkin' donuts during the morning rush. everyone is in line waiting for their food. two masked robbers hop in, hop over the counter. that man on the left in the baseball cap tries to tackle one of the robbers to the ground but he ends up losing, the robber gets the best of him, kicks him the good samaritan while he's on the ground.
they get away. you saw him kick him on his way out, too. police chase ensues and we actually have video of the car went off an embankment, as you can see, and police ended up arresting these men are still in jail on multiple charges. >> all right. let's stay in florida. this one in tampa. and the tampa police are looking for tips on this case. >> this is real serious. this is a 24-year-old army soldier, he's new to the area, he's walking back to the army base, when all of a sudden, that's him in the back, those men in front, you see what happens, one of them walks up and just sucker punches him out of nowhere. >> oh. >> this is disturbing video. >> this is brutal. >> we should mention, he's okay. he's out of the hospital. that's important to keep in mind as you're watching this. they steal his money and his cell phone. you can see two of them, now three of them are working on him. a fourth man runs up. you think maybe he's going to help? no he starts kicking him on the ground, as well. we should mention, these four men are still on the loose. police are using this video as evidence, but they're trying to find these guys. if you have any information call
tampa police. big reward out for their arrest. >> move to buffalo, new york. the kind of disturbing hit and run case. >> it's actually amazing for police that a camera was rolling at the time. these kids were just out walking at night. out of nowhere. look at that car. comes out of nowhere. that's an 18-year-old boy who actually goes flying into the air. >> how is he? >> believe it or not, he's okay. he went to the hospital. he's already out of the hospital recovering. the 19-year-old driver once again, partially because of this videotape evidence, was arrested. he is now in jail charged with assault. look at him flying through the air. but he's okay. >> that's just amazing. all right now we've got a bus driver with total lapse of judgment. this caused a big pileup in texas. >> sometimes you hear about people and their cars hitting the gas instead of a break. it's a much bigger deal when you do it and you're driving a bus. not only because of people in the bus. one, two, three, and the third car ends up going up in the air. >> how long did it take him to realize? >> that's everyone on the bus
who is getting jolted. there were only seven injuries here, nothing serious. >> that's amazing. >> this bus driver has now lost his job. that's what happens when you have all that weight of the bus. >> the sheer momentum of it. that's amazing. now a couple of weeks ago you showed us a guy walking through a store naked. >> which was one of your favorites. >> absolutely. i've got blowups of it back in my office. you're an equal opportunity guy. you got some new video. >> we wanted just to represent guys it's not only men who like to go shopping naked. this woman just walked into a lumber store out of nowhere. there she is. we mosaiced it. >> wow. >> she is fully naked. walks around, she actually said good-bye to them on the way out, then went to other store which was not caught on camera. >> that's a different woman -- >> there were actually 16 -- >> it's a parade! >> it's like al roker's lobby. and she's actually been arrested for, you know, lewdness and she's in jail. she said she just wanted to express herself. >> they know she wasn't shoplifting.
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♪ ♪ i wish the whole world would i'm trying to make ♪ >> he is one of our favorites around here. he will be heating up the plaza for our next summer concert one week from today and there's no bigger part for memorial day to be prepared to dance. then on monday we're going to book-end the weekend with a special memorial day concert featuring bobby brown. and then coming up in this half hour, there is more music ahead
from "today's" summer concert. another song from usher. all right and also the return of our concert means that it's time to start shopping for a new bathing suit. and there is good news because there's a shape that will flatter every body type. we'll help you find a perfect suit. that's a perfect one for al. polka dot bikini. >> okeydokey as we continue with our dissushing open, a full menu you can make ahead of time so all you need to do is relax and kick back with your friends. but first we want to check in with our friends amy and jenna who are here with a preview of what's coming up on "today." >> good morning, guys. the jury gets the case today in the john edwards corruption trial. he did not take the stand. and neither did his mistress rielle hunter. but did the prosecution prove its case? we will read the tea leaves on how long the jury might be out. plus, a new book purports to unmask the notorious zodiac killer. we'll review new theories about who it is and why the author is saying he's still at large.
>> then work relationships. so should your boss be your friend? we'll look at the potential benefits and the pitfalls of that scenario. and we'll all have another do it again. we're going to preview the preakness stakes after i'll have another won the kentucky derby. the second leg of racing's triple crown is this weekend. >> thank you girls. >> now we've got a check of the weather? >> going to be fabulous on saturday for all our friends in balmier, sunny, warm conditions, we've got beautiful weather out west with sizzling conditions from texas to the southwest. sunday -- sunday, more showers along the mid-atlantic states. showers in the pacific northwest. sunny and mild into northeast. in new england, rain moves into the upper ohio river, mid mississippi river valley. look for the heat to continue from southern texas into the
southwest. good morning, with the strong may sun, we're warming up after a very chilly start this morning, down into the 60s most of the region. reagan national, 66. later today, into the 70s, a beautiful day with lots of sun, few high clouds, overnight tonight. it should be mostly clear, and cool, another chilly start saturday morning. afternoon highs around 80. on sunday, increasing clouds, highs 70s. might get sprinkles sunday evening. it looks like a greater chance of maybe some showers or sprinkles on monday, tuesday and wednesday. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next it's summer, so the perfect bathing suit for every shape and size. i've never slept better.ask [ male announcer ] why not talk to one of the six million people who've switched to the most highly recommended bed in america? it's not a sealy, a simmons, or a serta. ask me about my tempur-pedic. [ male announcer ] did you know there's tempur-pedic for everybody? tempur-pedic beds now come in soft, firm, and everything in between.
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this morning on "today's style," swim wear for every body type, whether you're curvy or petite we have the perfect suit for your shape. kate dimmick is the fashion director of people's style watch. >> good morning. >> we have a lot of new styles to talk about. for those who have a little more, let's say, a little bustier, you've got a great outfit. >> a little bustier. here's lauren. this suit is from panache for $91. what's so great about this line is they sized the tops like bra sizes. >> oh. >> so you get a cup size. so that's a great feature. they're specifically focused on d-cup and upward. for anyone who's busty the things to look for are straps that are going to give you some support, underwire, all those features are really going to help you to feel more comfortable. >> full coverage. >> no you're swimming. >> all right you look good,
lauren, thank you. for the lady who has more of a boyish or athletic figure let's bring on out annabelle in an adorable polka dot bikini. >> how cute is this? this is from molly culture, $48 for the top, $52 for the bottom. there's a real retro, '50s feeling swim trend happening. we saw taylor swift wore a bathing suit very similar to this recently. it's so perfect for somebody with a boyish figure like annabelle's. >> or more athletic. >> but that kind of feminine detail like ruffles, the polka dots, the halter, these are all things that offset a more boyish figure and give you kind of a curvier shape on the beach. >> very cute. you look great. thanks so much. now for the curvier lady, we've got the curvier figure, we have katie coming on out to showcase this. i love this bathing suit. i think this is every woman's secret right? >> exactly. this is actually a miracle suit. it's $152. and their tag line is that you lose ten pounds the mint you put
it on. >> i see that. that looks amazing on her. >> in any, you know, $152 is kind of an investment so really for any curvy figure look for solid colors, a sturdy fabric. straps that are really going to, again, give you some support, but this kind of suit is so perfect for someone like that. >> also i imagine just the way, the neckline is created and the ruching around the side strategically placed. >> look for vertical detail, very good point. you have to look for vertical detail to really create an elongation of your figure. >> she looks gorgeous. thanks, i love that. and finally, for the lady who is -- has a smaller bust, i hate these because i feel like i'm insulting them. let's bring on lisa out. >> but they look so amazing. >> and this bathing suit is actually from old navy. it's $30 for both the top and the bottom. >> cute. >> and what's interesting about this is that i think a lot of women who are more pear shaped think that they need a lot of coverage on the bottom. but, in fact, sles more.
you want a solid suit that covers what you need to have covered but actually you're going to look smaller on the bottom if there isn't so much fabric down there. and you want straps that are a little wider apart because that creates the illusion of width and you get a balanced figure. >> that's why the brazilian bottom bikini is so hot right now. the little teeny tiny bottom bikini. this looks great. so the key for really shopping, let's bring all the ladies out, you're seeing so many -- finally one last one. we have i believe this is lisa. >> this is lisa. >> come on out, lisa. >> her bathing suit is from american eagle outfitter, about $45 altogether. but lisa is sort of representing our smaller-busted figure. and what's great about this is the pattern is going to create the illusion of volume. so all those details like the underwire, also a little bit of a push-up. so you're getting that sense that she's bigger on top, and she has a more simple bottom. >> they all look fantastic, don't they? >> come on zouth out, great
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and they're always made with milk so all you taste is something amazing. ♪ life is amazing with the love that i found ♪ ♪ this morning in "today's kitchen," what's on the summer party menu? we've got one that's easy, affordable and delicious from the folks at martha stewart living. lucinda quinn is the host of mad hungry. >> mad hungry. >> and the editorial director of food for martha stewart living. good to see you. >> hi, al. great to see you, as always. >> thank you. >> the good thing about these relspies, these are all things you can kind of make ahead.
>> this is the trifecta of easy entertaining in the summer. make ahead. eat at room temperature. >> right. >> and there's something for everybody. the young-ones, the grandma. >> the younguns. >> i'm doing this for my graduation party for my high schooler. it's already road tested. here's a cool tip. >> what does this look like? >> this is oil that has been cooked with garlic chips. you don't want a big, raw, garlic bomb at a party. instead we flavored the oil with the garlic. and we're putting in one pound, already cooked ahead. >> right. >> of campenelli, little bells, and a big bunch, about half a cup of parsley. can you put in the walnuts, and then lots of lemon zest. that brings so much flavor. and that's it. just toss this together and the oil has already got that yummy garlic flavor, right? >> right. >> and then at the very end we put in a little bit of ricotta. which is just like dotted in there. and you can serve it on the side. and then a little more parsley. and this is what i like.
i keep this on the side so that anyone who doesn't want garlic, but i do, you like garlic? when it's like this, it's so nice. and then just a little, and you're good. >> all right. >> so here's steak. this is flank steak which you do ahead. you can use sirloin, london broil. cook it ahead. can you slice it ahead. here is an interesting, tangy, yummy sauce. we have black olives. pepperorcini, the peppers in a jar. we have parsley here. this is like a parsley thing. >> you like parsley? >> i love parsley. parsley stems. we don't want to waste them. parsley chopped. right. >> and some parsley juice. >> and then a little bit of parsley from the garden. some oregano. all you do, if you want to pour that in, we want about two-thirds of a cup of olive oil. bring it together, emulsify. doesn't it look great? and it's so tangy and a little salty and that just goes here on the side. and then, because as i said, you
might have people that just want to grab a sandwich and go. some nice sliced bread and you're good with that. >> how far ahead can you make this? >> this honestly, i keep it in the fridge for two or three days. but you can also just do it right ahead. there's so much do ahead here. in the summer you want to be in your people. you don't want to be in the kitchen cooking. we have a loose, beautiful salad. i made croutons by ripping bread and toasting it. we just scatter. this is last-minute. just scatter and then a nice, mustardy dressing. which by the way, on the plate, this mustardy dressing is also great with that. >> it does double duty? >> everything does double duty. that's what makes it easy. >> there's no parsley in this. >> all right. this is the parsley punch -- just kidding! this is what i like to do, i like to do a bunch, this is pineapple coconut water and ginger ale and a little gin and vodka on the side. for the grown-ups. soft and hard. always thinking like that. and this is the little brownie idea, which is make delicious brownies, and these chocolate
chunk brownies are beyond the beyond. i put a little bit of, you know, just a little standing sugar that's a little festive and a little color. al, i have your name, this is al in a little edible letters. a-l. >> you know how you improve that? a little parsley. >> al, next time i come i am making you your very own parsley dessert. listen, this menu, you use it all summer. bring it out for different people. get it down. >> thanks so much. thanks so much. still ahead we've got one more song from usher. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
going to hit the plaza all summer long. if you want details you can head to our website today.com. >> that's pretty cool. >> i love that. >> of course one of those folks and one of those great artists happens to be usher. we've got one more song from him. he kicked off our summer concert series in style earlier this morning. here he is with his chart topping dance hit, "without you ♪ >> new york city! welcome to the summer. uh-huh. see i know you guys know the words to this one so i'm going to ask you to sing along with me. let's go. ♪ i can't win i can't reign ♪ ♪ i will never win this game without you ♪ ♪ i am lost i am vain ♪ ♪ i will never be the same without you ♪
so i'll take blame ♪ ♪ i can't accept that we're estranged without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ i can't quit now can't be right ♪ ♪ i can't take one more sleepless night without you ♪ ♪ i won't soar i won't climb ♪ ♪ if you're not i'm paralyzed without you ♪ ♪ without you ♪ i can't look i'm so blind ♪ ♪ i lost my heart i lost my mind ♪ ♪ without you without you ♪ >> i can't do it without you, new york, come on!
good morning, everyone, 9:57 the time. it's friday, may 18th, i'm barbara harrison. we're going to go straight to storm center 4 meteorologist tom kierein to take a look at the beautiful weather we've got. tom? >> we've had a rapid warm-up. already near 70 around the metro area. later today, we'll be climbing into the upper 70s, lots of sun. tomorrow, another warm afternoon. after a chilly start, a lot of sun, increasing clouds, upper 70s. might get a passing sprinkle on
sunday night. as well as monday. a greater chance tuesday, wednesday, as we get into next week, with highs in the 70s. danella, how is traffic? >> a couple of things to look for. traveling 295 southbound at howard road, a crash that's moved to the shoulder lane. your travel lanes are open. also in the district, police activity shuts down 14th street northwest, it's actually closed between pennsylvania avenue northwest and constitution avenue northeast. and on i-95 in virginia, no issues, barbara. over to you. >> thank you, we're wrapping up baby week on "news4 midday." how to stay fashionable throughout your pregnancy. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend.
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>> hi, everybody. >> happy friday! >> try day friday. >> we thought we'd ride our bikes in. hope you're doing that to save a little energy and work off that -- all those cupcakes you had for mother's day. >> exactly. so it is national ride your bike to work today and there are lots and lots of people who really do ride their bikes to work. there are 730,000 people bike to work every day. one-40s of them are women. >> and some cities are much more bicycle friendly than others. here in new york, we've had a big ongoing thing about mayor bloomberg who wants us to be much more bikers and that sort of thing. but there doesn't seem to be a particular set of rules that cyclists use in new york city. i would be all for them if there was like a set of rules that everybody -- >> but also, when you're biking, people open car doors and you can smack right into -- >> because we're not expecting them to be on the wrong side of the road. so be careful, people. >> here are the five bike friendliest cities in the u.s.
number five, eugene, oregon, number four, seattle, washington, three is boulder, colorado. 95% of bolder's streets are bike friendly. >> yes. number two is portland, oregon. boy, they're all over there! and theumber one is minneapolis, minnesota. it has 120 miles of bike paths and many buildings proin door bike parking. >> the city i think is the most bike friendly to me is washington, d.c. they have the most beautiful bike trails along the potomac. you can ride -- my mom can ride from her home in alexandria all the way to work if she wants to d.c. and she's done it before. >> to the library of congress. >> but you just ride right along the river. she's done it before. it's beautiful. >> you don't think my mother's ever been on a bike. her entire life. maybe she has. one of my funniest memories ever, ever, ever of my mom was when we were water skiing. i must have been maybe 4, 5. >> she was on the skis? >> she was trying.
her rear end never left the water. she dragged the lake the whole way through. we laughed so hard! she's adorable! >> all right. we have a question -- >> speak of things that have gotten bigger -- right? do you know about this? >> yes. >> yes. men everywhere are rejoicing apparently. the average cup size on a woman's brief has grown to a size c. >> from a "b." >> people are getting breast augmentations may be part of the reason. but they say they actually weighed what an average breast weighs on a scale by itself alone. >> ooh. >> it weighs a pound. isn't that weird? it's -- cup size c -- how do they even figure that out? how weird is that? >> where's our friend shana?
wonder what those babies weigh. >> maybe she had a gallon of silicone in each one, i think. i don't know what a gallon weighs of silicone. right now there are stores that even offer double k-cups. i'm sorry. >> i just find it so incredibly unattractive. it is just so matronly. >> huge breasts? >> yeah. unless you use them for your workfy know what i mean. they get in the way! these are problems that only busty girls have. look at our staff. our crack staff's going where are they? >> this came from busty girl comics. here is a dilemma that busty women have. when you go up to a counter like either a bar -- or like right here. >> where do you put them? okay? do they rest on it? should you sit back. all right? over or under the counter is a question. number two -- the built-in bra. >> have you ever seen these?
this is such a pain. no matter what your bra size is, it is a total and complete pain to get that bra around you especially if you're busty. >> messenger's bag. >> bobbie's cringing. >> what's going on, bobbie thomas? she's the disappearing fiance. >> this is a minimizer bra and minimizing lines. no. i've been being more healthy. i've been pushing aside the cupcakes. >> good girl. >> here's the other thing. if you are a busty girl and have you a messenger bag on or a seatbelt strap, where does it go? in between. where else is it going? you have no other options. >> then there are the mystery stains. you see i didn't know my boob -- because they're out of control and they run into things. once in a while i'll walk around, you have those beautiful lillies in your house. all of a sudden i have this huge
orange stain. what the heck did i -- it's because you whacked up against the lilly. >> or you lean across the table to get something. everything seems fine. they be you look done -- and it's not. >> i just think it is very unfair that at this point in my life when i don't want them nobody wants them, nobody wants to look at them. i have them. they were never there when i wanted them and needed them and you just -- you want big boobs? age. go through menopause. and you'll have big ones. big ugly unsightly ones that there's no room in the bathtub for. you just wait. it's how god rewards you for living a long life. and bearing children. god bless ya. okay. do you know that there's such a thing as weight stereotyping? >> after hearing this? i'm serious. >> that's a problem, too. that's another problem. >> oh, my god. make-up is off. >> just give birth a couple
times and see how that works for you. anything else? >> "glamour" magazine has done this thing and it talks about -- >> i don't care what it is, i'm having a sip. >> they say it is called -- there's an article called the secret way people are judging you. if you're too thin, or you're viewed as overweight they say there are buzzwords that people use even if they don't know. if you're super thin they think that you're vain, superficial, ambitious, conceited, confident, mean and bitchy. if you're overweight they think are you lazy, giving, insecure, and sloppy. it's interesting. i think if you have grown up with either -- or been around or been very close with someone who was either one of those two and they're great people, he done think -- >> you're much more sensitive to it. >> i don't think you look at every person that goes down the street and go that must be this or that must be that. >> when you know somebody they are not a statistic.
you know that person's story and their struggle. you're crying. >> you're really funny. >> now apparently now science knows why people love to brag. harvard study, they are very busy there. 40% of every day chat is devoted to telling others about what we feel or what we think. >> have you ever been -- i've been at parties before and i find that sometimes it's not easy to navigate a party because you're pooped, it is after work, you're tired. a lot of these parties, everyone who goes wants to talk about themself and all you have to do is say how did you get from a to b? you can just totally coast through part of the party -- >> did you you can't shut them up is the problem. >> they say people love so much -- there's actually some kind of endorphin that starts happening when you're talking about yourself that you're so happy to be talking about yourself. it's like food, eating something sweet that you love or having sex or getting money. that's what they say. all the bragging -- >> i never agree with any of
these. you know what i do agree with? friday funny. >> really! wait, i can't wait. hold on, let me get ready. >> you ready now? >> an 86-year-old man goes in for a physical. all of his test results come back normal. the doctor says, gary, everything looks great, how are you doing mentally and emotionally -- how you doing, hoda? you okay? are you at peace with god? gary replies god and i are tight. he knows i have poor eyesight so he's fixed it up so when i get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom, poof, the light goes on. when i'm done -- poof -- the light goes off. wow, that's incredible the doctor says. little later in the day the doctor calls gary's wife. he tells her that gary's doing fine. just fine. but i had to call you because i'm kind of in awe of his relationship with god. is it true that when he gets up during the night the light goes on in the bathroom and when he's done the light goes off? she goes, oh, my gosh, he's peaing in the refrigerator again! >> that was good!
hey! >> hey, i'm sorry -- that's darn good. >> that was darn good! >> i got bobbie's mama laughing. >> it is time for bobbie's buzz. >> you look beautiful. you do. are we going to mention your mom? is there she's going to be here for "tuesday's trend." >> can we just look at her for one second? this is bobbie thomas' mother. >> she's always so breathtakingly beautiful i thought we're having a fashion show or model or gorgeous spin or something. >> bpted fr beautiful from the inside out. rose colored nail polish. this rose metallic is really hot. it is tough to find. i think this might be your new one for summer. i have on this color me cured which a 9-year-old developed that nail polish line glimmer of hope. swagger by liz and ginger is great. another fantastic beauty buy if you're going out this weekend, the naked pallet.
this is every neutral from soft to daytime to smokey sexy at night. then the last secrets is in my hair. sara who developed that twisty curling iron? she has these wrap-ups. it is a piece of wire that moves with padding. do you see that perfect bun? it is actually that piece. all you have to do is put your hair in a ponytail and roll it up. >> oh, winner! >> then you just push it together -- >> well not so much the way you're doing it now. >> no, look. that is awesome! >> can you do lots of stuff and it waves your hair. everything is on klgandhoda.com. >> don't go so fast. it is a problem having large breasts, isn't it? >> oh, my gosh. the moment i knew i was too close is when we were on location in vancouver and nye naked breast was being weighed by the glam makeup room squad.
so i don't know. i just remembered thinking, oh, pie gosh, this is so woird. >> four or five pounds. >> yeah, probably. >> look at bobbie's mother's in shock. the preakness stakes is tomorrow. we're going to toast with these two terrific drinks. >> black eyed susans. that is the official state flower of maryland. and so the preakness is down at -- in -- what's it called -- pimlico down in baltimore. right? cheers. up next, how to raise your children to be good husbands and good wives. and why it can be the most important thing you ever do. right after this. >> that's good. ♪ -mine. -mine. -mine. ♪ mine! [ female announcer ] glidden brilliance collection paint and primer in one. available only at walmart. got a day? get some color.
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caring partner. >> "parents" magazine writes all about it. hi, guys. how are you? that is really what you want, isn't it? >> it seems like an obvious thing. is this really big news for people? >> we do this siri in the magazine called "thrive in 2025" about raising kids who are going to be great adults. we realized that we hadn't really thought about how to raise them to be great partners. such an important part of being a successful adult is to be a good partner. >> especially when it is such a me generation. they're used to everything's about me. >> these kids are watching their mom and dad interact. >> they are watching their moms and dad all the time and i think what's important is to understand how we speak with our partners, how we speak to our children. how we engage. how we encourage. so many people don't feel appreciated in their role as spouse, so if we appreciate our kids for what they do, if we appreciate our spouses and let them know verbally and
nonverbally, we encourage a close relationship and one where you want to participate and help and be a part of a larger group, which is your family. >> well, some things are about just basics like chores. okay. if the mom's doing all the chores and the dad's sitting on the couch, that's what the child learns. >> if you look out into the future and the economy you're probably going to be in families where both adults are working. so the goal right now probably is to raise kids who will be sharing ecwhich hadablely and not to assign chores to a family member based on sex stereotypes. let et children see dad take the clothes out of the washing machine, for example. >> not call certain things feminine, certain things macho -- >> exactly. i think to dana's point, what's really important is to understand that children thrive when they have responsibilities and you can thrive at something that isn't necessarily gender specific. but if you are acued of doing it, that's too girly, you're just like a boy, then immediately it becomes negative. so you want to not only praise the child for doing something, but encouraging their uniqueness
and letting them know you're really good at doing that, that's really terrific. maybe you can teach your brother or show me how to do it and it is not gender specific. it is just talent. >> whenever my dad would ask my mom to get an apple from the fridge. he would always say thank you. i remember she would do the same. it wasn't just get me this. it was always, please, it was like that, respect, watching mutual respect i think that's another thing -- >> treating your partner like your best friend. sometimes we wait and we come home an we save all the bad stuff for when we get home. >> it just seems to me that culturally we always wait way too long to teach our children these things. what we're basically talking about is teaching them how to be fair, kind, generous, unselfish. but people -- isn't it true -- i've heard most psychiatrists, psychologists will tell you by the time is child is 6 years old, so much of what they are going to be has been determined. >> exactly. which is why when you have a baby, you start treating your baby respectfully.
when you give your baby something, you say, oh, you like that. thank you. you're giving it back to me. you talk about turn taking -- >> but we wait too long though is my point. then we wonder why we got a bratty kid who doesn't know how to say please and thank you. >> yes. but also as you said, you model and have your children see you treat another person respectfully and watch your language. be really careful that you are very, very mindful that if you're frustrated or you're tired, you don't say you're such an idiot or that's really stupid, because people internalize that. if they see adults saying that to one another or to a child, it's disrespectful. but i think the may joe part that we really want to get across is, this is what we're teaching our children. that's the next generation. you don't want your child to be a spouse who doesn't appreciate, who doesn't know how to do things and who isn't independent. >> bratty kids grow up to be bratty adults. >> it is a great article. thanks. up next, sara's warping up some fans. >> they're going to ask us -- well, whatever they want.
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it is time for "321 live with sara haines" who's hanging out with the crowd across the street. >> what questions do your new friends have for sfus. >> i'm here with brenda from dallas. >> hey, hello! woo-hoo! dallas, yeah! woo-hoo. okay. i would like to know -- hoda and kathie lee, you look like you get along so good on set. is this for real off set? come on. tell us. >> look at her mop is she? >> she's got attitude. >> she does. we're lucky. we're really lucky. >> you can't fake this kind of friendship. we started out not as friend but the more time we spent together we just started -- once you start sharing life with each other, then you bring that life to the set and we're very blessed to have found such -- >> we are really lucky.
>> great question. >> diane from michigan is next. >> how do you get your workout in every day and what is your favorite exercise? >> hoda, take that, baby. >> i do mine early because the only time i can do it is at 5:00 in the morning. i just go to the gym -- you can see it through the window right back there. you do that and walk over here. i just do 30 minutes on a stair thing, then i pad around the gym and socialize. then i come in. >> i just have to find it somewhere in my day. i try to get on the treadmill for at least a half-an-hour. one of my favorite things in the world is when spring comes here and i get to take long, long walks with my daughter. she's very athletic. she keeps me going much faster than i would do on my own. but we go and get iced tea. >> sara, thank you. >> those weren't tough today. >> those were cute. still ahead, do you really know when where you'll lan when you book a hotel online?
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we're back on this try day friday with "today's travel" and navigating hotel websites. before you book a big trip it is not uncommon to spend some time online checking out potential accommodations. >> while things on the internet might look picture perfect, it is possible you may not be getting whole picture. here with the best tips to evaluate these sites, the ceo of oyster.com. the head honcho. so often you click on a website and see a beautiful hotel, huge gorgeous pool and sometimes that can be deceiving. >> yeah. sometimes it is not exactly what you thought you were getting. that's a product that you can't return and you want to be sure it is perfect for you. >> you guys show up at hotels and snap pictures? >> yeah.
>> do you do it secretly zp. >> then do comparative studies. >> yes. we've sent oyster hotel investigators to 3,500 hotels around the world and show you what we saw when we were there. >> they don't know you're coming. >> thims they do, sometimes they don't. they like us a lot. depend who. a bad hotel does not like us but great hotels have great things to show an we showcase those things. >> photos featured on the hotels website. start off with -- >> close-up detail. what you're seeing here is hotels will very often show lots of close-ups. close-up of a glass or flower. they're trying to set a scene. when they are setting that scene, what are they not showing you? if they show you close-ups, probably be wary. >> oh, okay. let's look at some other pictures that we're looking at. that looks beautiful. there are no people. >> this is the empty beach. we all have this beer commercial
beach in mind for our vacation. you show up it is the empty beach. probably not really. that's more likely your picture. >> yeah. okay. >> it's all about expectations. it is all about seeing when you get there what you thought you were going to get. >> talk about the sexy lady phenomenon. >> she was this los angeles and not even there. just photo shopped. >> the scene obviously is quite different. they're taking your eye away from the reality of the place. i think again it is all about expectations, what is the reality of this place. >> do people actually show up there and go where is that girl in the bikini? >> they're not that silly. >> that's how you sell cars and lot of stuff. >> it is all about selling. i think the difference here the question is what kind after feeling does it evoke, what did you think you were going to get when you showed up. this is kind of a difference there. >> how about the sexy guy? >> this is one of my all-time favorites. this is a guy in what looks like a pool holding a surfboard.
makes no sense. it is a bathtub in reality. >> we really don't care though! >> we like him. >> that's fine with us. >> speaking of the pool -- so this is the pool that they shot. this is -- oh, yeah. >> just very, very small. we all have the pool sort of big part of the vacation. you want to step out of the pool and relax, have a drink. >> with two other people because it is so small. >> if you can fit in. >> for weddings, beach weddings. you back up and it is not just you and your private wedding. >> it's everybody and their celluli cellulite. >> the bed is always so important. that makes it look oh, so nice. >> you're going on your romantic trip. you want a king or skween bed. a lot of european hotels a king or skween is actually two small beds put together.
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working those cool trends into your little one's summer wardrobe. >> if you love to dress your kids in the latest summer looks, you're in luck. sabrina james is the style editor for "parenting" magazine with the coolest clothing for your kids. how are you doing? >> great. >> are there trends out will? >> trends for adults also translate into the kids market. that's what's fun when you think about summer an the different things your kids will be doing like parties, barbecues, we have great looks. >> neon is super hot. we have kaya and jonah. >> look how cute they look! >> kaya is wearing two american apparel dresses layered on top of each other that feel very color blocked which is also a trend. reminiscent of madonna and sinally lauper from the '80s. it's definitely back. feels a little bit more fun and athletic with the converse and the -- >> tube socks are back again! that's crazy.
tell us about jonah. >> jonah is wearing neon the way i think that boys can really rock the neon trend which is by doing it with knew trals. it is a nice pop of color. you can do it with shoes that you can wear with almost any outfit for a pop of fun. >> he hooks like a miniature president of the united states. >> very cute. thanks, guys. >> so adorable. thank you! >> let's head to a barbecue. the kids will get dirty -- >> talk about attitude. >> julian! >> trouble in the house. >> come on out a little further. >> tell us about what they've got on. >> well, maybe not. >> nautical i feel is the new americana. it feels very preppie, it is very classic. it's perfect for those days of summer barbecues with the family where you want to take a lot of pictures but you want them to feel a little patriotic, too. great for memorial day, fourth of july. he's got great old navy shorts for $8 on which is fantastic.
the shoes he's wearing are native shoes. they're kind of the new trend for both adults and kids. >> killing me. >> julianna has an oversized bow on from american apparel which i feel like really makes her look so kid like and fun. then the hello kitty shirt. what kid doesn't want to wear hello kitty even if it's got the nautical trend. >> thanks, you guys, very much. >> next let's bring out adrianna and aden. >> in the summer we do so much travel. >> come on out, you guys. >> tell us about this. >> we do so much travel in the summertime that you want your kids to be comfortable but also cute for all of the family pictures that you're taking. so we have little adrianna here with a little romper that's very comfortable.
baby legs also has spf protection. you can move those to the arms or legs or pull them down further. she also has the new style of crocs on. can you wear them to the beach, wear them to run around the playground. the perfect shoes for all of summer. >> perfect. >> i see runway careers for them. >> look who's back. >> trouble. >> this is going well. >> next up -- i love this one. let's bring out alyssa and rafael. >> good luck! >> here we have the retro surf style which is perfect for the beach. it is very reminiscent of the gidget era and beach boys which elicits that innocence of summer which we all want to think about. >> look at that scarf around her head. >> that's a great $8 scarf from target paired with $4 h & m sunglasses. i think the accessories really make the look. >> rafael's wearing an spf
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. we're back with "today's health" and a very special young man. when marshall reed was just 10 years old he got tired of being bullied about his weight so he asked his mom if they could make a change and try as a family to be healthy for just 31 days. >> two years later marshall is 36 pounds lighter -- >> you go, guy! >> he and his mom alexandra have co-authored a book called "portion size me."
>> look at you two! >> it was pretty tough for you, huh, marshall? kids were pretty cruel? >> yeah. they were probably some of the meanest people i'd ever met. but it's surprising how much they've changed because i just had one of the kids ask when can i buy the book? i'm like that's a sweet victory because this is the kid that would bully me. >> it not only changed your life, it changed yours, too, your family's as well. >> the entire family. we went from eating out or eating something boxed almost every night to now we're in the kitchen, we're out shopping at farmer's markets together, we're preparing foods together and actually enjoying that time together. >> so what are we making for lunch that's so healthy and good? >> so today -- well, we are going to make just cucumber rolled in ham. it is a really nice fresh easy -- >> take a piece of ham. >> yeah. you just take a piece of ham. >> very lean and thin slice. >> take cucumber, roll it right
up. you have to add the ranch sauce. >> low calorie? >> just light ranch. just spread it on -- >> so no bread. >> you don't need the bread. you roll it up and eat it with your fingers. >> any kid can do this for themselves. >> bread's overrated. >> what were you eating before this? >> i would eat at school probably. they serve macaroni and cheese that probably wasn't even cheese. >> look at this. >> your before and after is very cool. this is the boxed up lunch. what else do you put >> then we have normal fresh almonds, very good especially for your heart. then you have grapes and peaches. >> did you like f have you learned to like it? >> i liked it but we didn't have it that often. we sort of live in that kind of little town. but now they have farmer's markets now. >> so mom, it changed the way you shopped and did everything? >> now they're a part of it. the kids are a part of the
planning, they're part of the shopping, they're part of the experience. we're looking at food now as time to spend together and also looking at food as fuel for our body instead of just emotional eating and sitting in front of the tv and eating, or it just being time to eat. >> is this the dessert portion of the program? >> actually, this is more of a breakfast that we love to do. it's the black and blue smoothie. you have blackberries, some sour cream and some blueberries, along with agave nectar which was one of the things that we definitely learned. it is a lot better and it is just like honey. can you use it just like honey. >> you can add a little cocoa powder if you need to spice it up a little bit. >> it comes out looking great. that's our favorite type. >> this is just a nice snack. >> my daughter is our hummus make person she puts lots of garlic in it. >> good for both of you. >> congratulations. you showed those guys, honey.
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if you're a regular viewer you know wine plays an important role in many relationships. >> especially ours. >> so today we invited executive wine eder to of "food and wine" to share his best picks for that date with that special or potentially special someone. >> what we're doing -- i came up with a bunch of possibilities here. we're going in order of your life. innocence. first date, casual date, all the way to when you're married. first date wine, the idea is you want something that's good that tastes great but you want something you can talk about, that has a little interest.
this is a chardonnay from monterey county, california. nice affordable bottle of wine but i pick it in my case because i actually work the harvest there for a couple of years. if i picked this for a date i would be able to talk about it. that way conversation in theory would not die. it is a good chardonnay, affordable, straightforward wine. >> how much is this one? >> guess. at the end. >> next the casual date. kind of moving along in the relationship. something fresh, something crisp. you can take it on a picnic, crisp, tasty. >> nice. >> then you're moving on to the hot date. you know? getting to the third, fourth date. >> crazy! >> you need a wine that's got -- that's fun. temptation zinfandel, not over the top. >> where does this come from? >> this is from sonoma county,
california. juicy, rich, lot of spice to it. this works for you? >> it works for me. >> everything works for him. >> of course it does. >> then you get to the big-time serious important date. that might be you're getting engaged but you got to have champagne. >> or you're going to tell each other you love one another. >> i love you, hodie. >> you can't say you love each other with not-so-good wine. >> you almost said something. >> i did. it is one of the great champagne labels. >> that's delicious. that's nice and chilled. >> that would make you love someone. >> i would have liked all the other ones even more if they'd have been as killed as this. >> this is -- you learn this as you go through dating experiences. do not serve her non-chilled wine. finally, you're married and you got kids. >> now you can't afford it. >> you can't afford an expensive wine and you don't want something high in alcohol because you have to get up at
6:00 a.m. but you want something with some significance. i chose this frappato which is where my wife and i went for our honeymoon. >> you're kind of dangerous, aren't you? >> yes, you are. >> sicily. >> your task is to guess which is the most expensive and which is the least expensive. >> on the surface it would seem like this would be the most expensive so he's probably -- let's just go with that. >> hold on. that's what you think is the most. i think the most is going to be -- i'm going with your italian down at end just because you're rich at the end. >> the answer is the italian -- >> i wish i were rich. >> $20? lovely wine. $155. >> she's right. >> oh, nothing. >> you have expensive taste. >> the cheapest i would think was this one.
>> you are hot today. you got it. $10. >> what were you thinking? >> that. >> okay. up you guys, next be we have jimmy fallen in the house. >> we love him. plus, they're back. our guys tell-all panel gathers together and we're going to get you all ready for memorial day weekend. say good-bye! he's got to go to the aspen food and wine thing next month. poor baby.