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good morning. storm alert. dangerous weather systems take aim at millions of americans from missouri to new england as the remnants of tropical storm beryl dump flooding rain on parts of the south. al is watching it all for us. deadly disaster. at least ten people killed as another powerful earthquake rocks northern italy. we'll have the latest from the scene. and falling from the sky. a woman skydiving for the first time at the age of 80 nearly falls out of her harness during a tandem jump. her instructor hanging on to her for dear life until they finally touch down and she's here for an exclusive, live interview "today," tuesday, may 29th, exclusive, live interview "today," tuesday, may 29th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television
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and welcome on this tuesday morning. i'm ann curry. >> and i'm matt lauer. before we get to this weather situation, you've gone skydiving. >> i have. >> i've gone skydiving. that's not the way it's supposed to look. >> no, and i don't understand how she could have slipped out of the harness. usually it's so tight that you can barely move. it's almost chafing you. >> the top hat for the hornous came off and she was still grabbed around the hips and knees. that had to be incredibly nerve-racking. meanwhi meanwhile, we're going to talk to laverne in a little while. nearly the entire eastern half of the country dealing with some severe weather of one form or another today. >> no kidding. al says we can expect hail, driving rain and possible tornadoes in the midwest. strong storms in the northeast. and in the south, there are new flood concerns from what's left of beryl.
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so we're going to get the latest from him coming up straight ahead. >> also ahead, a dramatic and frightening story. a passenger jet forced to make an emergency landing in toronto after one of its engines started shedding parts over that city. fortunately no one was injured. but as you can see, several cars were damaged. coming up, the quick actions of the crew, and how they may have saved lives. >> all right. and then we get the latest on this alleged incident involving justin bieber and a paparazzo. police in los angeles hope to talk to the teen pop star as early as today to get his side of the story and we're going to get more on this, of course, and talk about possible fallout with "today's professionals" coming up. >> and it's one of the hottest videos on the internet right now. viewed by more than 5 million people in just a couple of days. an elaborate wedding proposal by an oregon man to his girlfriend set to the bruno mars hit, "mare you." as we mention this has become somewhat of a sensation online. the happy couple is with us exclusively. we'll talk to them in a little while. >> watching this video will make
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you happy. it probably will cause you to cry it's so fantastic. and there they are. it's a great story. we begin this morning with those strong storms battering the eastern half of the country. al is joining us from upstairs with details. good morning. >> all right, guys, thank you so much. of course it's now tropical depression beryl. but it is a storm that's still causing a lot of problems. some areas have picked up 14 inches of rain. we're looking right now at saint simon's island, georgia, where you can see how angry the seas are. a lot of flooding, a lot of big problems, riptides, rip currents. in fact, one swimmer was killed off the coast of florida today. and then as we move a little further north into georgia, you can see more wind damage. power outages. in fact, some areas in georgia close to 3,000 to 5,000 people without power, uprooted trees, power lines knocked down. here's the latest on where we stand with beryl. right now ten miles northwest of valdosta, georgia. 30-mile-per-hour winds moving north at 2 miles per hour. slow mover. generating a lot of rain. rainfall amounts, you can see
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from jacksonville all the way up to cape hatteras, as many as -- as much as 7 to 9 inches of rain. so there are flood warnings in effect throughout much of the southeast. beyond that, we've got severe weather to worry about. there's those beryl right off the coast. by thursday morning. now to the severe weather. from wichita to wichita falls, and then in the northeast, including new england, we've got a risk of strong storms and tornadoes. tomorrow stronger risk in the midsection of the country. this is a strong risk in oklahoma. we will most likely see tornadoes in this area tomorrow. we'll continue to track it. and we've got record setting heat in the south. we'll talk about that coming up in the next ten minutes. ann? >> all right. we should probably remind people to pay attention to their local forecast, as well. al, thank you so much. >> let's get a check of the other morning's top stories from natalie who's standing by at the news desk. >> good morning, matt and ann. good morning, everyone. we begin with a magnitude 5.8 earthquake rattled northern italy this morning, killing at least 10 people. the epicenter was just north of
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bologna. the same region where a stronger quake last month killed seven people. the second highest ranking al qaeda leader in afghanistan has been killed in a nato air strike. coalition officials say he led insurgents in afghanistan and supplied weapons and fighters. a brutal and deadly government crackdown in syria has killed more than 40 people overnight following the massacre over the weekend. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engel is in jerusalem with more. good day to you. >> good day, natalie. syrian president bashar al assad meets today with u.n. peace envoy kofi annan in damascus to discuss a u.n. cease-fire. but syrian activists tell us at this stage they consider that cease-fire to be a sham. homs, as troops attack. syrian troops also pounded hama, reportedly killing 40 people. the attacks came just hours after the u.n. security council
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condemned syria for a massacre friday of more than 100 people, including dozens of children. this new video shows that attack as it started. syrian forces appeared to shell the town of hula. people run in panic as more artillery rains down. then, witnesses say, pro-government thugs went on a house-to-house killing spree, binding the hands of victims, stabbing them and shooting them point-blank. with syrian tanks now in hula, u.n. peace broker kofi annan arrived in damascus. >> i am shocked and horrified by the tragic incident in hula two days ago. >> reporter: the deadlock goes all the way to moscow. russia's foreign policy lavrov on monday blamed both sides for friday's massacre. and opposed regime change. the u.n. says today that the majority of those killed in hula, including dozens of women
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and children, were apparently killed at close range, execution-style. natalie? >> all right. just horrific. richard engel covering the story from jerusalem for us. thank you, richard. on a much lighter note, a spunky 6-year-old girl from virginia has become the youngest person ever to qualify for the description national spelling bee. previously the youngest contestant was 8 years old. lori anne madison studies trophy worthy words while apparently jumping on a trampoline. starting tomorrow she will face off with 278 other qualifiers, many of whom who are twice her age. quite the smartie pants. well this guy must have thought that the heat was just too much to bear. so he hit the pool. he paddled around, didn't seem to mind the humans recording the whole thing. fortunately from behind a window at a safe distance. 7:07 right now. we turn it back over to matt, ann and al. a smart guy. >> behind the window is the key. >> yeah, exactly. >> exactly.
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>> far, far away. >> thank you so much. meantime mr. roker, we're talking about some heat in some places of the country? >> that's right. we had record-setting heat over the weekend throughout much of the midwest, including the indy 500. take a look right now,over the . the jet stream way up to the north, we've got above-normal temperatures from texas into new england. lubbock, texas, 100, 90 through new orleans, 91 and humid in new york, 90 here in new york city. and as the system moves in we're looking for strong storms, 50s and 60s back through the plains, 60s and 70s through the pacific northwest. the risk of strong storms as the front moves into the northeast later today. good morning, tom kierein, storm center 4. right now it is mild and muggy on this tuesday morning. we are in the low to mid 70s throughout most of the region. reagan national now at 76, then later today, up near 90 degrees by early to mid afternoon with increasing clouds, clouds popping up during the afternoon, turning into thunderstorms likely between 4:00 p.m. and off
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and on until midnight. some of those storms could produce heavy downpours with frequent lightning, maybe gusty winds, maybe a little hail and maybe some lingering showers tomorrow>> that's your latest w. matt? >> all right, al, thanks very much. now a scary incident in toronto where an air canada boeing 777 was forced to make an emergency landing moments after takeoff. this after debris from that plane started falling onto cars below. nbc's tom costello covers aviation for us. tom, good morning to you. >> hi, matt, good morning. this looks like an uncontained engine failure and a potentially catastrophic event in the skies over toronto midday monday. >> from inside air canada flight 001, home video of the emergency landing midday monday. the plane had taken off from toronto, headed to narita, japan. but only a few minutes into the flight, something went wrong with the plane. a boeing 777, carrying 318 passengers, and 16 crew members. one of the aircraft's two
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engines shut down. passengers said they experienced real turbulence, but no panic. >> noticed a bit of a sound as we were taking off. lights dimmed for a split second, came back on. >> reporter: on the ground, onlookers noticed the plane was in trouble and called 911. >> they saw smoke and flames coming from the plane. >> reporter: then debris landed in this parking lot near the airport. the pieces were small but still shattered a windshield. >> yeah, just really, really strange. not something i expected to happen today, having airplane debris fall through my windshield. >> reporter: aviation experts believe the plane could have suffered what's called an uncontained engine failure. when the engine literally comes apart. debris can fall from the rear of the engine, and cut through the engine casing into the fuselage of the plane. the type of engine failure has happened before. in 2010, qantas flight 32, an a-380 flying from singapore to sydney had an oil fire. but perhaps the most notorious
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case occurred in 1989, when united flight 232 suffered an engine explosion in midflight. the explosion cut the plane's hydraulic line, forcing the pilot to make a heroic alanding attempt in sioux city, iowa. but the plane cartwheeled down the runway, killing 111 people. 185 survived. since then, airplane manufacturers have made great strides in ensuring engines don't come apart in the event of an engine failure. >> pilots of modern aircraft can go an entire career and not experience a single engine failure. it's quite unusual. when these engines do fail they tend to fail under the heavy load, heavy train of takeoff and climbout as i think was the case here. >> after dumping fuel for about 20 minutes the plane made an emergency landing on runway 23 in toronto. the passengers spent the night. they'll leave for tokyo today. it's not clear who the engine maker is. but air canada does use ge engines on the 777. and ge is a part owner of nbc.
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matt? >> all right, tom costello on this story for us. tall, thank you very much. it's 11 after the hour. here's ann. >> matt, thanks. mitt romney's expected to officially lock up the republican presidential nomination today as voters head to the polls in texas. and tonight he'll be in las vegas for a fund-raiser hosted by donald trump. nbc's peter alexander has the latest on the race and joins us now. hey, peter, good morning. >> ann, good morning to you. with a win in today's texas primary mitt romney will accomplish something that his father never did and something no one in the mormon church has ever done. he will clinch the republican nomination, just in time for the grueling summer months of campaigning to begin. today the campaign revs up again, after both the president and mitt romney paused to pay their respects to america's veterans. in texas, voters go to the polls expecting to give romney the delegates he needs to clinch the republican nomination. how will he celebrate? at a pair of fund-raisers in las
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vegas, side by side with romney's highest profile celebrity advocate, donald trump. the campaign has been soliciting donations by offering a chance to sign with the donald. trump causes heartburn for some in the republican party because of his insistence on renewing questions about where the president was born. monday night romney said he doesn't agree with all of the people who support him. >> i need to get 50.1% or more and i'm appreciative to have the help of a lot of associates. >> reporter: romney recently reflected on the last several months of his campaign in an interview with "the wall street journal" saying this comment. >> i like being able to fire people. >> reporter: it's the one mistake that makes him, in his words, want to kick myself in the seat of my pants. romney says he likes the game of politics because it's like a sport for old guys. but the 65-year-old noted he keeps a journal on his ipad. it's the first presidential race since 1944 where neither candidate is a military veteran. but both men recognize the importance of the veteran vote. romney marked memorial day
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alongside one of the nation's most respected veterans, john mccain. >> senator mccain, a national treasure. thank you for being here and honoring all of our veterans. >> reporter: the president also surrounded by veterans tried to emphasize his commitment to america's troops as more of them returned home. >> you shouldn't have to fight for a roof over your head when you've fought on behalf of the country that you love. >> reporter: and this morning the campaigns are going after each other once again. the obama campaign accusing romney of failing to stand up against what they call the extreme voices in the republican party. and the obama campaign says that includes donald trump. meanwhile, the romney campaign is accusing the president of being hostile toward job creating. ann, the summer campaign is just getting under way. >> exactly, peter alexander. thank you so much. once again here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. there is more good news for people who take aspirin on a regular basis. a study in today's journal "cancer" finds that the painkiller reduces the risk for common types of skin cancer. dr. nancy snyderman is nbc's
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chief medical editor. good morning. >> hey, matt. >> before we talk about what the study found let's talk about the study itself. >> right. >> pretty large, 18,000 people in denmark. >> in denmark. and they followed people for a significant length of time, and this is people who filled prescriptions for nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which means the aspirins, the advils, naproxen, the acetaminophens does not get outside of this group. >> so the aspirin-type product did reduce the risk of certain kinds of skin cancers. do we know why? >> well, it's a pretty cool sort of enzymeateic reaction. it's very complex. but it seems to stop a certain chemical reaction that changes the immune system. and once it blocks that enzyme reaction, gives people some kind of protection. in this case, primarily malignant melanoma and squamous cell cancer. >> were these people taking aspirin for a long, long time? do you get these benefits if you just start taking them? >> they were taking them for a
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long time, several years and at pretty high doses. we looked at people from 81 milligrams, little baby aspirin, all the way up and they found that the more the aspirin -- the more aspirin that had been taken per day, and the more years, up to 16, 17 years, those people -- >> when you take this news and you put it on top of what we know aspirin does in terms of preventing heart disease and now colon cancer, we heard just last week, should everyone be on a low dose of aspirin? >> you know i'm one of those pro-aspirin doctors. but i always say please talk to your doctor. because there are always people who shouldn't be on them. but if you've had a heart attack. you've had a stroke that's been caused by a clot or any cardiovascular disease really talk to your doctor about taking an aspirin every day. people who shouldn't be on it, children, pregnant women, and anybody with any kind of bleeding disorder, or if you're on any kind of blood thinner. and i think you're increasingly going to see now skin cancer, added to colon cancer, and as
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this changes, the cancer chain of events may also play out in anti-cancer properties, too. pretty cool. the cheapest thing around. reminder, buy the cheap aspirin. >> nancy, thank you very much. appreciate it. it's 16 after the hour. once again here's ann. >> matt, thank you. the family of a college student in louisiana who disappeared ten days ago while riding her bike home from a friend's house is trying to stay positive. this after her bike was found 25 miles from where she was last seen. nbc's janet shamlian is at the search command post in lafayette this morning. janet, good morning. >> ann, good morning. yeah, this is the first piece of solid evidence that has turned up in this case. her bike was found on sunday but it wasn't here in lafayette. in fact it was about a 30-minute drive from here in a remote swampy area under an interstate bridge. now police are saying that is not an optimistic sign and yet micky's family believes she is still alive. mickey shunick, her friends say,
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is a big ball of sunshine. >> she is -- she's strong. she is -- she has a little bit of sass. >> reporter: one that's been missing from their lives for ten agonizing days. >> i don't even like to think of reality or normal or how things should be. >> reporter: a break in the case came sunday hi the bike the 22-year-old was last seen riding turned up in a swampy area under a highway bridge. some 25 miles from where she was last seen on the streets of lafayette. police are now searching the remote location, as well as a nearby river. >> we went out and did a search of the area. once we completed that then we began a search of not only the waterway by air but also by boat and by sonar. >> reporter: the university of louisiana student was last seen may 19th when she left a friend's house just before 2:00 a.m. on her bike, and said to be headed home. that friend posted this video on youtube. >> we need your help. she needs your help.
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bring mickey home. >> reporter: mickey never made it home. grainy surveillance video shows her riding her bike in the early morning hours. police are searching for the drivers of vehicles also seen on the video at about the same time. >> we do have some leads and tips as to who may own those vehicles or who was operating those vehicles at the time. they were spotted on camera. >> reporter: amid volunteer searches, candlelight vigils, and flyers about mickey posted as far away as new orleans, there have been few clues beyond mickey's bike. her cell phone hasn't been used. no purse or clothing has been found. the senior anthropology major at the university of louisiana who loved horses missed not only her brother's graduation, but her own birthday. >> we want her to come back. >> reporter: yet for now her family is hopeful mickey will soon be home. >> all you think about is her to come back here. so it would just make everything okay again.
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>> reporter: police are anxious to talk to the driver of one of the vehicles in that surveillance video. it's a newer model white four-door pickup truck. that is because another woman here in lafayette has come forward saying the driver of a similar vehicle approached her late at night and tried to pick her up within the last few months. ann, back to you. >> all right, janet shamlian this morning. thank you for your reporting on this. it is now 7:20. and here's matt. >> all right, ann, thanks. now an embarrassing scandal that's rocked the catholic church. who is leaking confidential documents that reveal conflicts within the holy see. the pope's own butler is already in custody. but, is he the sole source? nbc's michelle kosinski is just outside vatican city. michelle, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. they're calling it vatileaks. this is the seat of power for 1 billion catholics. a seventh of the world's population. worth billions of dollars. now the butler says he will cooperate fully with the investigation. we could see much more of the inner workings here than surely many inside would like.
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if you've seen pictures of pope benedict, chances are you've seen him but not necessarily noticed paolo gabriele, who rides in the pope mobile, gives the pope his meals, and now accused of stealing confidential documents without even the pope noticing. today, the pontiff's butler is in jail. authorities say at his home were letters to and from the pope himself. >> it's shocking in that he was at mass with the pope every morning. he was the breakfast with the pope every morning. so anyone who knows him is simply stunned and shaking their heads. >> reporter: a scandal that has electrified the media, this headline reads a cardinal was guiding the leaker. >> it is unknown within the vatican. it is not the person alone of the butler who could be responsible for the leaks of the secret documents. it is a network of events who
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are fighting because they want a change at the top of the papal government. >> reporter: the vatican says this is only the beginning of a broad investigation. but denies that a cardinal or a woman as has been reported are also suspects. leaks and embarrassments lately have been seeping out of this bastion of history, economy and privacy. >> he does what he can. >> reporter: journalists published a book based on the pope's leaked letters. construction contracts at high costs. one letter from the pope's former second in command begs that he be allowed to continue to clean up, improve transparency. instead it was sent to the u.s. the vatican just fired its top banker who claimed he was trying to make it conform to international standards. a sticky web of leaks and allegations in the center of power but also of faith. the journalist who published a
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lot of this leaked material says he had multiple sources. how fascinating if this is some kind of organized attempt from the inside to change the way the search is functioning by leaking its secrets to 9 world. matt? >> all right michelle kosinski just outside vatican city this morning. michelle, thank you very much. still ahead the latest on justin bieber's alleged scuffle with a member of the paparazzi. we'll talk about that. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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still ahead an exclusive live interview with the woman who went sky diving at 80 years old and almost slipped out of her harness. >> luckily she's here to talk to us exclusively.
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good morning, tom kierein, in storm center 4. we're in the 70s now, later today, near 90 with increasing clouds and some afternoon and evening thunderstorms, likely some could produce maybe some heavy downpours with a lot of lightning and maybe some gusty winds and heavy downpours. lingering showers and maybe some
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thunder tomorrow morning. then, lower humidity and cooler weather moves in wednesday afternoon. will be in place thursday, more showers and thunder friday and saturday, back to you.
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how are you? >> i'm excited. >> whose idea was all this? >> mine. >> all right that's laverne everett, living out her dream of parachuting out of a plane at the age of 80. but the tandem jump quickly turned life threatening when she started to actually slip out of her harness. would she ever do it again? we're going to ask her when she joins us for an exclusive live interview. she is very lucky to be here. >> and you know, she's also, you got to applaud her for being so bold at the age of 80 to want to jump out of a plane. i mean i think that's fantastic that she was willing to try that. unfortunately we're going to find out what the heck went wrong. >> a bit of a daredevil anyway. i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. >> that's right.
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also ahead this morning, there's another video that's getting a lot of attention online. this one is so fantastic. it's an oregon mans aover-the-top wedding proposal. it's been viewed more than 5 million times in the past few days. it will make you cry. it will make you laugh. however, he almost didn't tape this, matt. and some people are calling it the best-ever. so we're going to talk to the couple and find out, well obviously -- >> very good. >> anyway a lot to smile about there. >> then the dramatic rescue of a california couple and their daughter who survived a small plane crash only to become trapped for 15 hours on a steep and snowy mountainside in idaho. we're going to hear from them. and would you be okay with your child's school tracking his or her every move with a special chip in their i.d. card? is this even legal? it's one of the hot topics we'll be tackling this morning with those people right there, "today's professionals." >> all right. but let's begin this half hour with justin bieber's headline-making alleged scuffle with the paparazzo that has police looking into whether
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they're going to question the teen pop star. we've got nbc's kristen dahlgren in los angeles with more on this story. kristen, good morning. >> hey, good morning to you, ann. because yesterday was a holiday authorities tell us that they're hoping to connect with justin bieber today. they want to get his side of the story to see if he should be charged with battery. he is the man known to cause bieber fever. but a paparazzo now claims it was justin bieber who got hot under the collar this weekend. the singer and girlfriend selena gomez were leaving a los angeles area mall after a movie date on sunday. >> according to some i-witnesses one of the paparazzi tried to block justin's car. he got angry, stepped out, and a scuffle ensued. >> reporter: pictures capture the star running toward the photographer. then show gomez appearing to comfort bieber who lost his shoe and hat in the fray. the star couple left before the sheriff's office arrived. and the photographer was taken away in an ambulance. but later treated and released at an area hospital.
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while the debate continues between bystanders and other photographers on the scene. >> justin bieber punched him. >> reporter: what happens next will be up to authorities, who say they want to question bieber after the photographer filed an official complaint. >> it's actually rare that a photographer will go that extra step and have the police called. >> reporter: clashes with the paparazzi are nothing new in hollywood. this is kate moss at l.a.x. in 2008. >> i'm doing something honorable. i'm not harassing people. >> actor halle berry recently unleashed on a photographer as she picked up her daughter from a beverly hills school. julia roberts got tough with this paparazzo. >> i'm going to talk to you about the fact that you're at a school where children go. >> reporter: and ashton kutcher recently laid out a photographer before making sure he wasn't hurt. >> you all right? >> yeah. >> reporter: as for bieber, it's not the first time he's showed his frustration with the
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ever-present paparazzi. >> would you please put that down? >> reporter: but the run-ins aren't likely to turn off fans. after the incident girlfriend selena gomez posted on facebook, thank you so much to my fans for always protecting me and being there for me. i'm sorry i had to rush out, love you guys. while bieber tweeted, going to focus on the important stuff, the music. we tried to reach out to bieber and gomez as well as the photographer, but none have any comment. >> all right, kristen dahlgren, thank you so much. we have star jones, a former attorney and also former prosecutor, and also a media analyst and the author of "you are the brand." good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> first of all, it's almost impossible to imagine justin bieber attacking a paparazzo. you've got a big guy. what does it say to you that charges have not been filed so far? >> well, they're still gathering evidence. if, in fact, they speak to justin beebe he misdemeanor battery charges might be filed.
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but also, you know, the paparazzo might get a charge himself, because california has that so-called anti-paparazzi law which is really a violation of the vehicular code. you can't block someone from movement. and the cops have been going after the paparazzi as it relates to that. >> okay, so if that is proven that he was blocked from his car, there could be charges there. >> yes. >> and it's possible then that the paparazzo could be charged and not justin bieber. >> exactly. >> what's the potential damage in either case? >> look, this is a young man who has a pretty clean record. look, he's also hanging around with some folks that i would argue from an image and branding point of view, he's looking to shift. he's hanging around with floyd mayweather, he's getting boxing lessons from mike tyson, he's with 50 cent and that's all well and good but it's clearly making a shift in terms of how he wants to present himself. >> what are you saying? are you suggesting that this is intentional? what are you saying? >> no, what i'm saying is justin bieber is looking, as some would argue, to get some so-called street credit because justin
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bieber in a lot of ways, i would argue, has a certain image and right now he is trying to, look -- >> but what makes you say that, though? that's really a left turn here, steve, i mean -- >> take a look at justin bieber's image for a long time. justin bieber right now he has a very clean, sharp image. and right now, what he is portraying is, i have argued, a very impressive, sharp image. if, in fact, he starts getting into situations, and mike tyson, let's not kid ourselves, great rehab. but we're talking about a guy who bit off another guy's ear -- >> okay, i think we're going too far down that road. i want to pull this back -- >> but he starts getting into incidents -- >> right. >> he gets the benefit of the doubt now. but if he gets into other incidents that involve violence, he starts having problems. >> okay. >> right now he gets a big benefit of the doubt. >> i hear you steven and you've made your point. let's get back to this idea of the paparazzo and let me ask you this, i mean there was some people, if we look at all of these individuals who we just heard in the story that kristen just talked about who you know
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who have themselves, halle berry, julia roberts, i mean, what i'm wondering is, is it possible that we've gotten to the point where we're worrying about your kids being photographed, celebrities' kids being photographed, the way we need to start thinking about whether there are enough laws on the books to protect people. >> i don't think that the laws have actually caught up with sort of our culture. the incidents of paparazzo -- just because somebody calls themselves a member of the press doesn't make them so. imagine being a woman walking with your child down a city street and three or four guys who you don't know just jump out, just because they have a camera. that does not make them legitimate journalists. it can make them stalkers. and in the united kingdom they have laws that protect people when you're going about your private business. i think you're going to see more laws enacted in our country that does the same thing. >> we could keep going but we're out of time. >> better protect those kids. and celebrities have to protect their kids, as well. not just through laws but just not putting their kids out
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there. >> you -- >> and laws can't protect them -- >> obviously this is going to continue in the green room. star and steve thank you so much this morning. star, of course, will have much more to say as she talk to -- as she talks to "today's professionals" as a member of "today's professionals" in the next half hour. but for now let's get a check of the weather from al. >> ann, thanks so much. a warm, toasty day. got some marines for fleet week. we salute you, memorial day, your service, thank you so much. let's see what we've got for you as we take a look at the as we take a look at the early part of the week. we'll be looking at strong storms along the southeastern atlantic coast, below-normal temperatures in the plains, above-normal, gulf coast into the northeast. out west, rain in the midsection of the country, the latter part of the week, we expect to see more rain in the eastern third of the country, above-normal temperatures out west with some rain in the pacific northwest. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, tom kierein, in storm center 4. right now it is mild and rather humid on this tuesday morning as we get back to work and school.
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it's 76 at reagan national. 70s around the region now. and it will climb into the 80s to near 90 by mid afternoon. by then, clouds should be building and we could get some thunderstorms by late afternoon and off and on into this evening. some of those could be producing some heavy downpours with some frequent lightning, as well as some strong, gusty winds, maybe a little bit of hail. that may be lingering into your weather. ann? >> al, thank you so much. and coming up next, a woman who celebrated her 80th birthday by going skydiving and nearly slipped out of her harness during a harrowing jump. she'll be along to share her story coming up right after this.
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skydive, everett somehow slipped from the harness. >> i think i knew something was coming not right, but i didn't know it was as bad as it was. so to speak. >> reporter: as she dangled from the straps, she couldn't see a thing. >> because my toes were up over my face. the >> reporter: the videographer tried to help the instructor but as the pair tumbled there was nothing anyone could do. everett was still hanging as they finally touched down. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: the faa is now looking into the incident. nbc news reached out to the parachute center owner, bill dawes about everett's jump. dawes would only say no one got injured and the landing was fine. one year after the fall the video has gone viral, and everett says she's had no hard feelings. >> i'm not sorry i did it. >> reporter: at 81, everett is already planning her next daring adventure. >> probably going in a race car. i think maybe that's my next thing.
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>> laverne everett is with us exclusively, along with her sister. ladies, good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> are you okay? you know, i want to talk about what happened a second. but when you landed, did you get injured based on the way you were hanging there? >> i just got a few bruises, and a scraped knee. >> and that was it? >> that was it. >> we spoke on the phone over the weekend. >> yes. >> laverne, and i said to you, you must have been so scared, and you said, you know, not until i saw the videotape. >> that's right. most of it, yes. >> so when you saw the videotape of what happened to you, what went through your mind? >> well, it didn't really scare me. but -- >> jimmy thinks otherwise. >> it scared me. >> oh, she always -- >> by the way, you were there. we'll talk about that in a second. when you went out of the plane, first of all, it looked like he gave you a pretty good shove to get you out of the plane. >> i don't recall anything like that. he gave me a nudge with his feet. >> right. >> and then you did a couple of somersaults and the next thing
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you know, when you started to get stabilized you were hanging in a "v" position out of that. did you know that something was really wrong? >> well, i felt my harness slip on the shoulder here in my left shoulder. and that's about, i guess, all i know or maybe i wanted to know. >> were you screaming? >> no. >> was he screaming? >> no. but his -- he's telling me to hang on. >> hold onto anything you could grab? >> i had these -- part of my harness, i guess. >> and you were holding onto that. >> i had them handles that i was holding onto. >> then you're under the stabilizers, then the main chute comes out, that's even more of a jolt. that's when i thought you might slip out of this thing completely. and jimmy, you're on the ground looking up watching this. >> and i know something's wrong. i mean, i know that because she's coming down slower, so what he's doing, he's guiding her off of the asphalt, onto the
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field so she can land in the field, instead of landing on the aspha asphalt. >> and when you saw her come down, did you think, this was going to be -- >> i thought that this was it. >> she was going to be dead? >> mm-hmm. >> landing like that. >> i was freaking out. my daughter said she's never seen me look like that because i was freaking out. >> what made you want to do that? i know you said it was 80, and it was your birthday. >> bucket list. >> this was a bucket list thing? >> well, i guess you could call it that. >> have you always been a daredevil, a thrill seeker? >> well, i don't know for a long time, anyway. >> yeah. so 500,000 people, laverne, have gone on and taken a look at this video. >> oh. >> how does that make you feel? >> oh, i -- >> takes your breath. >> i'm in shock. >> yeah? you get a little nervous that 500,000 people have seen your brassiere? >> it hasn't bothered me so far. >> okay. maybe i shouldn't have brought it up then, i shouldn't have said it. you say you want to go in a race car now?
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8:00 now on a tuesday morning, the 29th day of may, 2012. as we check out the view from the top of the rock on a sunny morning here in new york city. it's now just finally beginning to feel like summer in the big, bad apple. back here down on the ground we've got a huge crowd, including our nice uniformed men and women who are joining us for fleet week. a lot of people taking an extra day on this extra-long weekend. the holiday weekend. meantime i'm ann curry alongside matt lauer. and al roker. and coming up, we'll be talking about the video that is so spectacular. 5 million people, more than 5 million people have seen it.
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i tell you what, if you've not seen this you need to look at it because it will make you feel just terrific, because it's a wedding proposal that's obviously incredibly elaborate. involved some 50 people, and it led one person who watched it on youtube to write, stop setting the bar so high for all other men. coming up we talk to the couple in that video. >> but the fun couple, as well. also the "today's professionals" are here. star, donny and dr. nancy. among the topics they'll weigh in today, should a school be allowed to track your child, this is a student, using a chip implanted in an i.d. card so they know exactly where those kids are at school at every minute. talk about that and some other things, as well. >> and then charlize theron will be stopping by. she's got a brand-new movie "snow white and the huntsman." she's going to talk about why it was so much fun playing the evil queen. >> i've got to tell you, i saw this movie last week. i was stunned by how good she
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is. she is so evil! >> she's good at being bad. >> yeah, i mean, i was actually watching the movie and i mean don't, because it's a snow white movie, i was actually thinking oscar nomination. she was that good. that's what i was thinking. >> you don't go there often. >> i don't go there often. so good at being bad. >> all right. good to know. >> okay. >> let's go inside, natalie is standing by at the news desk. she's got all the headlines. >> i do. good morning, everyone. potentially dangerous weather is taking aim at millions of americans from missouri in to new england. the remnants of beryl are dumping heavy rain along the florida and georgia coasts, as much as 10 inches of rain is expected as far as north carolina, before beryl starts heading out to sea. an air canada jet with more than 330 people on board made a safe emergency landing monday after raining debris on neighborhoods near toronto. officials say the boeing 777 bound for tokyo suffered an engine failure and had to return to toronto. pieces of falling debris struck several cars and caused other
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property damage but nobody on the ground was hurt. mitt romney should have enough delegates to clinch the gop presidential nomination after today's texas republican primary. romney is scheduled to appear at a las vegas fund-raiser tonight with donald trump. for the first time, scientists say they've detected radiation from japan's nuclear disaster in large bluefish tuna that migrated across the pacific to the waters off of san diego. the levels were ten times higher than the amount measured in tuna off california in previous years. but researchers say that is still well below u.s. government limits for safe eating. now let's head to wall street. cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange for us. >> good morning, natalie. it might be, but we are not sure on a whole pile of economic data. top key economic data this week culminating in the may employment report on friday, which is expected to show about 175,000 more jobs were added to the u.s. economy.
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also, a full trading week after facebook had its big ipo which was not particularly successful. there are some rumors out there in the market that it is expecting to release a smartphone by next year. of course, releasing a smartphone is not an easy thing. both dell and hp have tried with limited success. we have to see, therefore, whether or not facebook decides to follow through. >> facebook smartphone. interesting. >> yeah. >> all right, amanda drury, thank you. now for a look at what is trending today. our quick roundup of what has you talking online. madonna's ready to have some 23u7b with a well-known similarities between her 1989 hit "express yourself" and lady gaga's anthem, "born this way." she did a mash-up of the two songs for this rehearsal for her upcoming tour. ♪ i'm on the right track i was born this way ♪ ♪ express yourself express yourself hey hey ♪
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>> and at the end of the song, madonna repeatedly sings the line, she's not me. kim kardashian vented on twitter this weekend that british airways allegedly took personal items from her bag during a recent flight. kim tweeted that she was very disappointed as some things are sentimental, and not replaceable. the airline says it's investigating kim's claims. and guess who just happened to turn up in a new chinese tv documentary about police in shanghai? take a look. that's facebook co-founder mark zuckerberg and then-girlfriend priscilla chan, now wife. they're apparently photographed as random people on the street during a visit to china back in march. the newlyweds meanwhile are now honeymooning in rome. it is 8:05 right now. let's go back outside to matt and ann. >> rome is such a romantic city. >> there's actually a photograph of them on their honeymoon in rome doing something that we're going to get "today's professionals" to comment on. >> eating mcdonald's. >> in just a couple minutes. >> you just gave it away. >> i'm sorry. >> that's right.
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>> the tease. >> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> all righty. did they get fries with that? i don't know. happy birthday. 21. what's your name? you having a good time? >> yeah. >> thanks for celebrating here in new york. let's see what we've got for you. our pick city of the of the day happens to be down in valdosta, georgia. unfortunately, we've got ten miles northwest of there, beryl, 30-mile-per-hour winds. and you can see all the rain making its way from northern florida, all the way along the coast for the carolinas, up to eight inches of rain. beryl moved offshore sometime early thursday morning as a tropical storm. and then continues out to sea. hopefully no other problems. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, right now around the region, we've got sunshine, temperatures are beginning to hit near 80 degrees. near the metro area. elsewhere, we're in the mid 70s and it's rather humid. and then we get the heat
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we're back at 8:09 with "today's professionals." star jones, donny deutsch and dr. nancy snyderman are here to offer their takes on the most talked-about stories making news. good morning, all. >> hey, matt. >> it was memorial day yesterday, okay and chris hayes a host of a show on msnbc get ago lot of reaction to a comment he made where he says that he doesn't like the word hero used to describe all fallen soldiers. he says the word is appropriate when describing some heroic actions, but he says that it's too widely used. here's his quit. so, it seems to me that it is so rhetorically approximate to justifications for more war. in other words he's saying if you describe all fallen soldiers as heroes, it's less likely that you criticize war. how do you feel about this? >> donny, do you want to go -- >> i'm repulsed. i mean, i hope that he doesn't get more viewers as a result of this. to say that, and by the way,
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this guy is like a -- you see what he looks like. he looks like a weenie. to sit there where these guys are risking their lives. they are heroes, beginning, middle, end of story. i don't know what the other side is. >> the other problem is the person he was talking to is the officer whose job it was to call the families of fallen soldiers. could you be more inappropriate on memorial day? >> once we stopped the draft it become someone else's war. i think we've talked about that, you know, here before. to criticize the young men and women who put themselves in harm's way to protect us, it -- first of all -- >> i'm not criticizing those young men and women. he was just saying that the word is overused. >> but he's wrong. if you get hurt -- >> but it's not overused. >> because you know what the four of us aren't fighting those wars. these people are heroes to me. >> he has since apologized saying as someone who's never fought a war he shouldn't have said it. quote, as many have rightly pointed out, it's very easy for me as a tv host to opine about people who fight our wars,
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having never dodged a bullet or guarded a post or walked a mile in their boots. >> well, use good judgment. you don't say this -- >> where was that eloquence on the front hand? >> all right let's move on. a school, a couple schools down in texas, considering a kind of unusual program where they're going to put microchips in the identification cards of students, and as a result, they'll be able to see, at any given moment, where those students are in the school. at all times. is this a good idea? does this make anybody queasy? >> makes me quite queasy. >> why? >> it's big brother. it's 1984. and i know the school says it's going to help them with attendance, it will save them money overall, even though -- >> it will get them money, also. >> they'll get more federal funding. >> because if their attendance rates are higher they get more federal funding? >> the federal government is going to reimburse based on being able to verify the attendance. saying this is one way that you can verify it. sort of like when we go to hotels, our card keys know when we go in and out each and every
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door. >> i have a problem. we talk a lot on the show about technology. there's always an underside to it. we are disempowering people to be people. just there's something so fundamentally wrong with this, it's -- it just, you use the word queasy. you don't have a problem with this? >> i don't have a problem if you're -- and by the way i want to make sure the audience understands, it cannot track the kids once they leave the campus. they're only tracking within the school system. so know that the kid -- >> why not put bells on their heads? >> because you want to be able to say the kid came to school at this time, and the kid did not leave school and go out to mcdonald's in the middle of the day. >> but, star, the problem is, it's one more case where you say to a 16 or 17-year-old, oh, don't worry, i know where you are. no, i expect you to do the right thing, show up on time, -- >> we have so much technology that taking responsibility from human beings from being human beings. >> you're living in utopia. that's not the way the world is. >> let's move on. this one is the craziness of
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speed dating, which coincidentally is the title of donny's autobiography. a dating website called on speed has theme nights. they're holding one this week called skinny mini night. this is where men come to meet thin women. the website says the average woman in this country wears a dress size 14. they will not have women at this event who wear anything larger than a size 8. how do we feel about this? >> matt, i've only done this twice, so let's -- >> how do we feel? >> i'm going to get killed here. but by the way you have heavy speed dating night. you have hispanic. >> i bet they don't have fat guy night. >> whatever they do, it is what it is. don't go if you don't like it >> you're not going to get a disagreement. people have preferences in who they want to date. some people want to date black girls with big hips and that would be the night for them. >> that's the third night. >> but it's not -- i don't have -- >> but --
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>> at a time when we're trying to get across to our girls that skinny is not healthy, strong is healthy, and men are continually selecting for skinny minnie girl. >> but you don't want to go out with those guys that go to skinny girl night. >> zero to eight. zero to four. but i'm a size eight and i'm not skinny. so they're stretching the parameters. >> let's move on. the picture in one of the local newspapers, it's of mark zuckerberg the facebook founder along with his new wife, along with priscilla wife, priscilla chan, they're at their honeymoon in rome dining alfresco on mcdonald's. okay, this is a guy who just made billions of dollars. >> and lost it. >> lost a little bit, as well. >> no one ever said he had taste. >> i don't have a problem with this. >> do you find this quirky, romantic or something else? >> you go to rome, you have some of the best food in the world, and at some point, you go, god i'm craving a fry. >> i am going to be the jaded media guy and say maybe it was set up to make this guy seem
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approachable. the $16 billion man getting a lot of heat. oh, he's just like you and i. >> i think you may be right. i suspect there aren't many branded things happening in his life right now, but to go to rome and get mcdonald's. >> i thought it was set up. >> i think we tend to tear down the rich and powerful because they get all high and mighty and they surround themselves with the trappings of wealth. here's a guy who wears a sweatshirt and eats mcdonald's in rome. shouldn't we be applauding this? >> if it was real. >> no. >> by the way -- >> if it was real. >> oh, my gosh. >> he's having dinner with his wife! he's allowed to have a burger and fries. >> i'm betting it might be set up. >> guys, you're in italy, for god's sake. >> okay we know that. but we can be -- >> oh, my god. >> donny deutsch, dr. nancy snyderman, thank you very much. he may have had other better meals, man. >> up next, the story behind the wedding proposal that's become an instant sensation online. and puts all other guys to shame. we'll talk to the couple involved in the video right after this. i had enough of feeling embarrassed about my skin.
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back now at 8:19 with one of the most creative marriage proposals we've ever seen. isaac lamb popped the question to his girlfriend amy frankel last week in what he billed as the first live lip-dubbed proposal. it already has more than 5 million hits online, 60 of the couple's family and friends surprised frankel with this elaborate choreographed dance routine set to bruno mars' song "marry you." laugh and clap and get emotional throughout it all leading up to the big moment. take a look. ♪ beautiful now hey baby i think i want to marry you ♪ >> you've already given me a lifetime of happiness. will you let me spend the rest of my life trying to give you the same? will you marry me?
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>> and amy said yes. the happy couple is here with us exclusively. isaac, amy, good morning. >> hi. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> first off, isaac, do you want to apologize to all men now waiting? >> that wasn't my intention. i didn't -- guys, i'm sorry. wasn't my intention. >> what made you want to have such an elaborate wedding proposal? >> i think, i mean, i just felt like she deserved something like that. and i think she'll probably tell you this is very much my style. my family, you'll notice that none of the neighbors care that this is happening in our front street, because we've been known to do crazy things like this before. >> but how did you convince everyone, you've got your parents involved, her parents were on the laptop. >> yeah. >> neighbors, friends. >> yeah. >> everybody, i mean, it's a testament to what they think of her. honestly that's really what it is. everybody i sent stuff out to was just like absolutely, no question, we love amy and we want to be there for this special day for her. >> you didn't practice much and yet it still happened. >> yeah. >> amy, talk to me about that
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moment. >> oh, my gosh, i was completely overwhelmed and just floored. i was speechless all night. i -- >> afterwards? >> yeah. i -- we had a party afterwards with everyone who was there. and i just -- i just stood there dumbfounded the whole night. it was just amazing. >> the way this started is, you know, you went to the house, and your brother told amy to get in the back of a car and put on some head sets, right? >> yeah. >> and you started listening to bruno mars singing "marry me." at what point did you think, this is not exactly -- what is this? >> well, i knew something was up, because he actually sent me somewhere else to meet him. and i sat there waiting -- >> i had to get her out of the neighborhood, basically. >> so he could gather 60 people. and then he texted me and said i'm actually not where you are, come to my house. so i knew something was up. >> and then here's the moment. >> yeah. >> you see the people walking down the street. >> yeah, my best friends. >> what's going on here, that's interesting. >> yeah. >> and then it just keeps going and going. >> i know. at first i thought, oh, that's
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dean and emma. the first people we see are really good friends. i thought oh, they're doing something with isaac's family. this is going to be so sweet. and then more and more people kept arriving in front of me, and it was just -- it was incredible. i couldn't believe how many people were involved. >> your favorite moment? >> when they all parted and then there was isaac. >> walking towards you. >> yes. >> that's the first time i think i took a breath. >> you have now gotten what 5 million views now? >> i think it's more than seven now. >> oh, you're kidding. it's jumped up since i last looked. what is your reaction to the fat that so many people have laughed, cried, been overjoyed by your video? >> it's really -- i keep saying this, it's really powerful for me to know that they've responded to something that i think is really genuine. you know, i think people see that, the love that i have for her, the love that we all have for amy in that moment and it's really moving to know that it's touched so many people's lives. the comments have been so positive. and people from around the
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world. like i got a note from poland this morning, an e-mail that just said just want to let you know, you made me believe in love again. i mean, it's just incredibly touching to me. >> it is touching. also i should mention that bruno mars even weighed in. congratulations. >> that was the most exciting moment for me. i was like bruno mars likes the video! that was great. >> well, congratulations isaac and amy. such a beautiful story. >> oh, thank you. >> wishing you many, many years of happiness to come. and now here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you very much. let's head down to washington, get some birthday wishes from our friend willard scott. willard, good morning. >> all over the world we get birthdays. fastest growing group in america, 100-year-olds and older. they will live to be 150 in the next 100 years. how about that? take a look at mae mack. she is from denver, colorado, she is 101 years old today. excellent cook. everybody loves to come to her house to eat. she is nothing but the best.
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ivan lebikzczak. he's from tampa, florida. 104 years old today. proud world war ii veteran and received the purple heart. he is a hero and a good man to boot. happy birthday. mary scoppa in bel air, maryland, up the road from us outside of baltimore. she is one of the first winners of the maryland lottery. won $1 million. shared it all with her family. how about that? that was a long time ago, they say. good lady. alice smith. from san antonio, texas. best chili in the world, 103. she loves attending her baptist church and singing the old hymns softly. and we have casey metcalf from lake wood, colorado. enjoys, fishing, hunting and hugs. sounds like a law firm. i like hugs. that's all right with me. madeline, sweet madeline from
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helena, montana. 104 years old was a teacher and has a glass of milk every night before she goes to bed. now back to new york where they have a thing. >> all right, wi they have a thing around their lip. >> charlize theron joins us next. good morning, it's 8:26 on this tuesday, may 29th, i'm aaron gilchrest. it's a tough commute this morning in standia let's go to danella sealock. >> still seeing eisenhower avenue closed in both directions, at metro road and connector road. due to a fire in that area. if you're getting to the van do metro station, take van dorn street. and chuck brown's viewing takes place at the howard theater. seeing big delays along florida avenues, as well as closures on 7th and 8th tweet florida avenue and s street. please give yourself extra time and avoid the area if you can.
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good morning, right now we're in the 70s, and it is humid, we have a lot of sunshine, it should be in the 80s by noon time, near 90 during the afternoon and a likelihood of late afternoon and evening thunderstorms, some could be severe and tomorrow, maybe some lingering showers and thunder in the morning. sun back in the afternoon with lower humidity moving in cooler weather on thursday, lower
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humidity with highs near 80. over the weekend, could get a shower with highs in the 70s and 80s. sunday, highs back, upper 70s and
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8:30 now on a tuesday morning. it's the 29th day of may, 2012, and it's kind of a hot, beautiful, steamy deal here in new york city. >> what are you talking about? >> it's a little thick. what is it almost 80 degrees already. going up to about 90 in new york city. but you know what? we shouldn't complain. i know other parts of the countryhood a tough weekend, we
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had a beautiful weekend in the northeast. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, natalie morales and mr. al roker. and coming up kind of a new twist on the story of snow white. >> boy this is snow white the snow white story you've never seen. kind of a dark take on the, on the -- on the story and we have charlize theron in the house. she stars as the beautifully evil queen in the movie called "snow white and the huntsman." and coming up she'll talk about her role and -- and another big movie she has coming out. and talk about adjusting to life as a new mom. >> and then our good buddy mark bittman is always right on time with his recipes. today is no exception. he's going to be showing us how to make some great cold soups. everything from vichyssoise to -- >> all right, we are warning you right now, mark. mark says these are easy to make and he's going to show you how it's done. >> cold soups today. and then also coming up, have you heard the name rebecca ferguson? she's become a huge sensation in the uk, and she's here today. she'll be performing for us live
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in studio. she's got just a beautiful, sultry, soulful voice. amazing. >> we look forward to that. mr. roker. how about a check of the weather. >> all right. let's see what we've g. oklahoma city, so we're keeping an eye on that, rainfall amounts are going to be pretty severe, we're talking anywhere from three to five inches of rain. stretching from the dakotas on into oklahoma. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. a mild morning, right now in the 70s, with sunshine, it is rather humid, 78 at reagan national. but later today, ought to hit the 80s to near 90 degrees by early to mid afternoon. and then after that, it looks like we'll have likely scattered storms from late this afternoon
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and off and on through this evening and perhaps lingering into early tomorrow morning. slight risk that they would be severe. and then some sun back tomorrow afternoon. lower humidity and cooler. beautiful day on thursday, with low humidity. could get more showers and >> and don't forget, get that weather any time you need it, especially in the next 24 hours, go to the weather channel on cable or online. >> good advice as always. coming up oscar winner charlize theron in our studio talking about two new movies and life as a new mom. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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back now at 8:35 with oscar winner charlize theron. never one to shy away from roles that cast her in a not so glamorous light. theron portrays the evil queen in her latest movie, "snow white and the huntsman." take a look.
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>> come and avenge your father who was too weak to raise his sword. >> oh, charlize theron, good morning. you know, i'm thinking, you know, snow white. i'm thinking, you know, bunnies. squirrels. but you know, princes and princesses. this is so dark. how would you describe the take on this tale? >> you know, the original brothers grimm has very, very dark tones. it's darker than where we went with it. but i think we went back to the original piece and gave it that darker feeling. i mean it is a huge action adventure within the story. and i think that's the thing that people will find kind of a shock. because they think it's a girl's movie because it's a fairy tale. but it's a really, like, it's a
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kick-ass movie. >> yeah, you can say that. you just did say that. >> sorry. >> no, no, it's fine. no, i think that's actually very dedescriptive of the movie. and in fact when i first heard you were cast as the evil stepmother, i was thinking why would they cast beautiful sherylize theron as the stepmother and when i came away from the movie i thought why would they cast anyone else. you were -- me is not just zing she is well, i'd say -- >> yeah, yeah. i mean we wanted to go back to the root of where this very iconic evil character that we know so well just for that one scene where she might come from and what were the circumstances that kind of set her up in her life to become the thing that she is. and that was really interesting, because it was like, you know, usually you start from the beginning and work forward, and with her we knew what she ended up as, so we had to kind of work backwards with her. what we discovered was just a very tragic character. >> so both she and the snow white character aren't just sort of you know, mansy pansy, they are tough, tough women.
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and this is sort of a very empowering women kind of movie, it seems to me, one being dark, one being light. >> yes. >> and i understand that there are a lot of stories that come, are coming from the how you made the movie in other words stories that are emerging and one of the stories that are emerging from the making of the movie is that you liked to scream at people so much and yell at people in this role that you didn't stop even when the cameras weren't rolling. is that true or false? >> yes, i mean, i just, you know, i like to be a little method, carrying on the character. you know, i just had to warm my voice up. you know like a singer. just, you know. get me a sandwich! and next time, they'd be like, we're not shooting right now. bring me his head! no, charlize, we're not shooting. you're not raffina. >> is it true or false you actually hurt yourself from yelling too much. >> i pulled a stomach muscle. which i didn't even know was possible. and i was like, can they lie and say that i did a bad-ass stunt?
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they said no, you can't do that. >> is it -- not a big thing -- >> it was -- it took about three weeks to heal. and there's nothing you can really do for it. so you're just kind of like the hunchback for three weeks. >> oh, wow. well, you're really amazing in this movie. you've got another one coming out "prometheus." there's not a lot being said about it. can you reveal anything about this movie? a lot of people talking about it. >> yeah, i'm always looking around, like if there's a sniper around that's going to take me out if i say anything. it is very top secret. i think ridley scott wants that for a reason because these movies really, they play so well. and in a way, now that i've seen the film, too, i think it's so right not to say anything about the film. because i think there is enough of a fan base from "alien thaths that will come and watch this, and the fear factor, and the thriller aspect of this story rely so much on not really knowing that much about the characters, because they all kind of come with their own agenda, and there's 14 of them on the ship. and you just don't know what's going to happen. and it's amazing to watch a film
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like that. >> having one movie open one weekend, another one opening, i think just the weekend after. >> yes. >> on top of that you're now a -- a new mom. you just adopted a little boy named jackson. i know that your own mother has been such a role model for you in your life. what would be, as you've said that, what would you be say to be the most important lesson you'd like to give to your boy? >> now that i'm older and i reflect back on the way may mother raised me the one thing i'm grateful beyond anything else is that she raised me to always encourage me to be my own person. and there was never, you know -- my mother has very strong opinions and beliefs, but none of those were ever forced down my throat. whether it was religion or politics or just finding your way in the world. my mom was so encouraging, and whomever i was kind of discovered it through my eyes, instead of like trying to make me a little mini her. and that teaches great independence. and confidence when you are encouraged to view yourself and
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live in your own skin. and i would hope to -- to have my son feel the same way about himself. and kind of go and discover the world in his own skin. >> but first there's a lot of diapers to change. >> i love it! i am -- i gotta tell you, i'm available for other babies' diapers to be changed. i am -- i can do it in my sleep now. i am so good. i know exactly where the little thing is, and as we were travel being, i was -- you know i had to buy diapers in different countries because he came on the press tour with me. so i now know how to change a japanese diaper, a spanish diaper, an english diaper, a german diaper. yeah, they all have different little things. i'm like the diaper pro now. >> wow. that's something i think is a rare skill. not a lot of people can say that. charlize theron, it's always a pleasure to to sit down with you. congratulations on all the great things going on in your life. >> thank you. >> a spectacular, "snow white and the huntsman" from our sister company universal opens this friday in theaters nationwide. and coming up next, mark bittman
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keeps you cool with cool, weather soups. cold summer soups. but first, this is "today" on nbc. what about over here? sure. no problem. ♪
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alright, what do lions eat? ♪ this morning on how to cook everything today, cold soup for a hot summer day. mark bittman is turning fresh vegetables into three soups that bring out the flavors of summer. he's the author of "how to cook everything the basics" and his recipes appear in "the new york times" magazine. good morning. >> good morning, matt. >> perfect timing. you did really well here. it's about 90 degrees outside. we've got lots of steamy conditions and you're making cold soups. >> some of these, anyway, are very familiar names. gazpacho and wish swoi. >> classics. >> and with great reason. >> what you want people to do is go to their local market, go to the supermarket. look at the things that are the freshest and find a way to turn
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them into soup. >> this is really, you've got tomatoes. you've got cucumbers, things that are starting to come into season, and there's nothing really that's easier than basic gazpacho. >> so degree of difficulty on this one to ten is a two? >> a one even. if you have the food processor. so bread is kind of optional but traditionally, definitely use. and cucumbers. >> and you cut these things in good chunks. you don't dice them. >> you don't have to. because the food processor is going to do the work. a little garlic. you can use red pepper in here. you can use scallions. you can omit the garlic. you can panic. tomatoes i would say are essential. >> other than the juice of the tomatoes do you give it any more liquid? just olive oil? >> olive oil. we'll get to this. >> tomato juice in this? >> there is some water. i've been told that this started with taking a can of tomatoes and chopping it up and drinking it from the can. you know, if you're in the field working and that's what you have. >> two ways to do this. you can do this very fine where you put the food processor on
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and it kind of makes, i don't know, a puree. versus the chunky style. >> we're going to do, this is really chunky here. the get the idea. you wind up with something like that. very much of a cold stew. and you want to chill this down before you eat it. or, you leave the bread out, better off with a blender than a food processor, and you have super refreshing, very -- you know the home made v-8. >> so there's your two versions. chunky style and the puree style right here. >> right. >> next vichyssoise. this always seemed to be a luxurious french soup but you've made it much more approachable. >> well it always was. in fact it's a peasant, really a peasant soup, and let's see if we can do this without setting the studio on fire. always a peasant soup. it's leeks and potatoes from the garden. you saute the leeks a little bit, add potatoes. again, you know -- >> simple baking potato? >> yeah, a baking potato is really good.
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and then chicken stock, or water. and you just cook that until the potatoes are tender, which you know, depending on the size you cut them up, ten minutes, 20 minutes, something in there. >> one of the things i was reading about, and that would go for gazpacho as well as this, when you're using vegetables raw you need more salt. why is that? >> when you're serving soups cold you need more salt. >> that's what i said. when you're serving soups cold -- >> trick question. >> you want to use more salt. why? >> somehow chilling things down makes the salt retreat. so you just use a little more salt and it brings it out. >> okay. >> and try it, it's true. >> you boil this and then what do you do? >> you cool it down because we don't trust blenders with hot liquids. at least i don't. this one, you want really, really pureed. luxuriously creamy. and even more so if you add some cream. >> why would you make that decision? you could also not add cream, right? >> you could not add cream. obviously you add cream you turn
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it into a pretty fatty soup. but then it becomes just deliciously unctuous, shall we say. >> that's what it looks like. you garnish it -- >> with a little schiefs. >> real quickly back here you've got an asparagus cold soup and what are you boiling that with? >> here again asparagus, potatoes and chicken stock. very similar actually. and if you want, and you dare, you can puree this in the pot with the immersion blender. i like the standing blender better but if this is what you have, it will work. >> okay. >> it will take some time. >> but you're looking for also a pureed consistency? >> look at the color. just spectacular. a little dollop of yogurt on there and there you go. >> fantastic. mark bittman. three cold soups for a perfect, steamy day. good to see you. up next a live performance from british x factor sensation rebecca ferguson. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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the "toyota concert series on today" brought to you by toyota. >> rebecca ferguson's voice has been described as a cross between amy winehouse and aretha franklin. the single mom of two from liverpool shot to fame on the seventh season of "the x factor uk." now she's out with her debut
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album. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> when you share this adulation comparing you to aretha franklin, and the new york daily news giving your new cd four stars, the "times" of london saying ferguson's voice is the real deal, what does it mean to you after dreaming this for so long as a single mother of two? >> it's really -- it's hard to take in, to take in. maybe i just can't believe how much my life's changed. and i'm just hoping that it lasts and lasts and continues to make music. >> a lot of people are believing that it will last a long time. before i ask you more about that, though, what happened to your foot here? >> i slipped on some water when i was out with me friends and broke me leg. >> so you're hiding it very well underneath all of this. also you're going to be starting a tour in the united states. and this morning is actually the first time you've actually performed technically in the united states.
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>> it is, yes. >> what are you looking forward to on your tour? >> i'm just looking forward to seeing all the different places really and getting to see all different pardons of america. >> now your kids are 6 and 7? >> 6 and 7. >> are you getting to take them along with you? >> i'm going to be bringing them along with me, yes. >> and when they hear you sing, what, what kind of reaction are they giving you? >> they're very musical. they join in. we always sing the songs from the album, and she's always dancing around to the music. so yes, it's really adorable. >> and this morning you're going to be singing for us, nothing real but love. >> yes. >> ladies and gentlemen, let's take a listen. rebecca ferguson. ♪ hand in hand
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don't move time to get ahead ♪ ♪ watching people break through or maybe the man in charge and not always good ♪ ♪ and nothing is real but love nothing's real but love ♪ ♪ nobody no house no car is like love ♪ ♪ oh, no see who can be the one and watch what i can do ♪ ♪ but i guess this world's not
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always good and nothing is real but love ♪ ♪ nothing's real but love and nobody no house no car is like love ♪ ♪ it won't fill you up no money no house no car is like love ♪ ♪ la la la la la la la la ♪ ♪ i put it all away holding me back for a rainy day ♪ ♪ but what if that day don't come i need love ♪ ♪ no money no house no car is like love ♪
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♪ it won't fill you up it won't fill you up it won't fill you up ♪ ♪ it's like love dream about love ♪ ♪ no money no house no car is like love ♪ ♪ and nothing's real but love nobody no house no car is like love ♪ >> rebecca ferguson, thank you so much. again the album is called "heaven." we're back after your local news.
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good morning, 8:56 now on this tuesday, may 29th, i'm aaron gilchrest. a tough commute for folks this morning. let's check in with danella. >> if you're traveling in annapolis, keep in mind the u.s. naval acadny graduation ceremonies take place today at 10:00 a.m., you're feeling it already. in fact expect delays on row boulevard, as well as 450 and route 50, i'll show you across
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the bay bridge, delays continue towards raul. i-95 northbound, seeing delays in virginia, under speed, 23 miles per hour from the occoquan to the beltway, the drive taking you 27 minutes.
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good morning, right now, as we approach the 9:00 hour, temperatures are approaching 80 degrees throughout much of the region. right now, reagan national is at 80, another ten degrees, we'll hit the high, near 90 by mid afternoon. and before then, lots of sunshine, but then clouding up mid to late afternoon with showers and thunderstorms likely developing. some of them could be severe. that would be late afternoon into the evening hours, as only a very small chance of that.
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♪ when you live life in the shadow only feel like teach me how to be loved ♪ ♪ teach me how to be loved ♪ >> wow, is she good. that is british singing sensation rebecca ferguson. you're going to hear more music from her. on a beautiful yet sticky morning in the northeast. coming up here, your diet questions answered. >> that's right.
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joy bauer is here and she has a question we don't get often. someone asks what do you do if you need to gain weight. she's going to tell us how to add calories in a healthy way. also how to get the right cardio mix, strength training. plus a vegan diet. >> i could do the how to gain weight segment, because i can -- when i'm not taking care of myself, i can do that, boom. >> i made a living out of that. >> i think we all have some -- this is the healthy way to gain weight. >> also the hottest looks for the season and matt one of them is florals. and the question for a lot of them is how do you wear them? can anyone wear them? this morning we've got expert advice. florals, maybe even you. >> all right. and then hello mother, hello father, here i am at camp grenada. the kids will heading to camp very, very soon. so for funky flip-flops to all sorts of cool iphone covers, if your kids camp allows that jill martin will be here with some
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camp fun finds. >> okay. >> for fun. just for fun. you know who sang camp grenada. >> know. >> do you know -- >> have you ever heard the song camp grenada? >> no, i haven't. >> allen sherman. >> he also did westchester, you're breaking me down. >> anyway. >> you want to do the whole list of songs? >> natalie is standing by at the news desk. natalie >> all right, good morning, everyone. in the news, potentially dangerous weather is taking aim at millions of americans from missouri into new england. the remnants of beryl are dumping heavy rain along the florida and georgia coast. as much as ten inches of rain are expected as far as north carolina before beryl starts heading out to sea. an emergency landing in toronto left damage on the ground as debris fell from the air canada 777 airplane shattering car windshields below. just a few minutes into the flight one of the plane's engines shut down, and small pieces of metal fell from the sky. officials in front are not confirming that this debris came
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from the plane but fortunately no one on board the plane or on thground was injured. a new study from denmark suggests that taking aspirin, ibuprofen or similar pain relievers on a regular basis may lower a person's risk of developing two of the most common forms of skin cancer by almost 15%. that includes the most deadly version malignant melanoma. however the study did not look at sun exposure, the root cause of skin cancer. a man, woman, and their adult daughter are alive this morning after their small plane crashed into the snow on a remote mountain in idaho, thanks to their cell phone and a dedicated group of rescuers. stranded in a wrecked plane on this snowy mountain in idaho, the brown family was suddenly able to get a signal on their cell phone and call 911. >> i'm on an airplane and i crashed, and i'm in the mountains. >> reporter: it was saturday night. california fire captain brian
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brown's cessna had crashed. on board brown's wife and daughter heather. >> where are you at, hon? >> i'm 29 miles east or west of mountain home, idaho. i need you to send a search party please. >> i'll tell you, when the dispatcher answered the phone, and we were able to tell them, you know, we crashed our plane, we need someone to find us, it was the strongest moment of hope, you know, that there was definite hope that we were going to get out of there. >> reporter: fighting whiteout conditions, six foot snow drifts and 60 degree slopes, it took almost 15 hours for rescuers to reach the crash site. the browns had been flying from california to idaho to see their other daughter tabitha when the plane stalled. >> we actually were dressed for the summer and we were out there in the freezing temperatures. we were dealing with that on top of all the other injuries that we had acquired during the accident. >> reporter: eventually a military helicopter was able to hoist the firefighter and his
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family to safety. >> everything he does for everybody, it's good that, you know, he came out okay. you know, being a fireman, he's got his life on the line all the time anyway. >> reporter: the browns were flown to the regional medical center in idaho, where they're now recuperating to the. just lucky to be alive. >> feel like there was definitely some divine intervention with the way the cell phone worked for us. the peace of mind that, you know, my daughter had to even use that option because, you know, that was just out of the question for me. i thought, we're in the middle of nowhere in the mountains. it's not going to work. and it did. >> thank goodness for them the family is safe. the ultimate elvis presley fan has a chance to spend eternity in one of the king's final haunts. the memphis crypt where elvis was temporarily entombed alongside his mother after his death in 1977 will be auctioned next month. the presleys were later reburied at graceland. starting bid, though, $100,000. and if you're feeling a
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little bit lazy coming off the long, holiday weekend. this polar bear knows how you feel. he's having trouble getting out of his bed. this slow moving fur ball was posted on youtube by one world, one ocean. an environmental protection agency dedicated to saving polar bears. hard to move after a long weekend. six minutes past the hour. let's go back out to al with a check of your weather. >> i've actually been up there to see the polar bears. we didn't want to get that close. especially if he does get out of that steamy bed. and he's got an 11-year-old, brand-new 11-year-old. what's your name? >> isabella. >> where you from? >> new jersey. >> thanks for coming. is it fun being 11 now? yeah. all right. very nice. very nice. let's check your weather see what we've got for you. and again, we're looking at tropical depression beryl, valdosta, georgia, ten miles northwest. 30-mile-per-hour winds moving north at 2, bringing a ton of rain. flash flood watches and flood watches from northern florida on into the carolinas where we
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could get up to seven to eight inches of rain. it moves offshore quickly. two areas of severe weather today, wichita falls, texas into wichita falls, and montpelier, vermont into pittsburgh and central ohio. tomorrow, a stronger risk of storms, from oklahoma on into kansas, we're probably going to be seeing some tornadoes there tomorrow. good morning, one more day of high heat on the way. tom kierein in storm center 4. right now it's near 80 degrees. much of the region. reagan national at 80. later today, near 90. likely late afternoon and evening thunderstorms, only a small chance that they would produce any damaging winds or hail. but there is a slight chance. and we might have a lingering shower and some thunder and lightning tomorrow morning and sun back tomorrow afternoon with lower humidity, low humidity in place and cooler on thursday, more showers and >> and i like this sign. it's either a warning or some support.
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run, dad, run. is it support? >> yeah, my dad's running a marathon. >> good for him. all right. and now let's go back in to savannah. >> all right, al, thanks. this morning on joy's diet s.o.s., answers to your daily diet dilemmas. joy bauer is here to discuss everything from how to gain weight the right way to staying healthy if you're on a vegan diet. joy, good morning. >> hi, savannah. >> our first question comes from skype. we have not one, but two questioners, darcy and ally in new york. >> cool. >> ladies, what is your question? >> what's the most ideal cardio to weightlifting -- >> i love that you guys are doing this together. so this is sort of like your bikini boot camp protocol for fast, impressive results, what you're going to do is five days of cardio, and the sessions should last 30 to 50 minutes. and you could pick any activity that's just going to get your heart pumping. and then three days a week of strength training.
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for the strength training you want to target your major muscle groups, and you could attach it on to your cardio days. either before or after. whatever feels most comfortable. you skrust want to make sure that you spread out those strength training days because you want to give your muscles a chance to recover and rest in between. and this way what's going to happen is the strength training is going to tone and cut and define your muscles, and the cardio is going to burn that layer of fat right underneath the skin and you are going to look fab by july 4th weekend. you've got to start this week. >> is it a plan? >> you guys in? >> definitely. >> yes. we're there. >> we started. >> okay, excellent. >> it's great to have a partner, two. darcy and ally, you guys are adorable. >> keep each other accountable. >> it is and then you can talk when you work out. makes it go faster. let's get to the phones. mickey is in texas this morning. what's your question for joy? >> good morning. i'm so proud of my 33-year-old daughter. she recently lost a lot of weight through diet and exercise. she's now decided to follow a vegan diet and i worry about her
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long-term health with a diet as limited as this. can you provide some guidance or advice? >> sure. so a vegan diet means absolutely no animal products whatsoever. and although there's a steep learning curve, once you get the hang of it, it becomes very manageable, and it's incredibly healthy. because she's going to be showering her body with nutrient rich plant-based foods, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, you name it. there are a few nutrients that could be a little bit tricky that you're going to want to pay close attention to. the first one is protein. really as long as she's incorporating lentils and starchy beans and nuts and seeds, and the nut and seed butters and soy foods into each and every meal, she's set. you also want to pay close attention to getting enough calcium, because most people get it from dairy foods, and she won't be eating dairy. so she's going to be wanting to get drink some calcium fortified soy milk and almond milk. and also a lot of the plant-based foods naturally have calcium. kale is a great source.
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broccoli is another great source. tofu has calcium and so do almonds. lastly vitamin b12 is tricky because it's mainly found in animal foods so she might want to consider a separate supplement or go out of her way to have foods fortified with b12 but don't be nervous because a vegan diet is incredibly healthy. and she's going to have long-term health benefits. >> okay. thanks, mickey. a good mom worrying about her daughter. our next question is over the e-mail from eva in illinois and she writes i'm looking for healthy ways to gain weight. i eat well but i'm very thin and the older i get the more i worry about what will happen if i get sick. what kind of foods do you recommend to add calories without shoving big macs down my throat. i know a lot of people think i wish i had this problem but it's very serious for folks who are very, very thin, it's hard to gain weight. >> it's just as hard for some people to gain weight and she's so smart not wanting to gain weight eating junk. without completely rocking her world, i think there are two strategies that are going to
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help her increase weight in a healthy manner. the first thing is with each of her meals instead of drinking water i want her to drink a calorie dense healthy beverage. 100% fruit juice, fruit nectar, low fat milk, any beverages like ensure or boost, or twice a day depending on her schedule she's going to have a high calorie snack. it could be two handfuls of trail mix or nuts with sun flower seeds out of the shell. she could have two handfuls of healthy chips with guacamole or humm hummus. a bowl of granola. even chocolate. dark chocolate is healthy. and she could have two ounces a day. i am actually writing a prescription for tacos. >> these are for the rest of us do gain weight now we know what not to eat. >> or in moderation. >> joy bauer thank you so much. >> thanks, savannah. >> coming up next, how to wear the hottest trend of the season. florals for every age and size. and then later our own jill martin with her fun funds. but first these messages.
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this morning on "today's style" how to rock the season rock the hottest trends.
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>> all right, and you're executive producing this show? >> yes. >> yes. >> good for you, stacy. >> very exciting. being on what not to wear is amazing and now being able to add lisa and jim to the family is really exciting. i think you're going to see some really great transformations. >> okay. ninth season what not to wear going into tenth. you're shooting now. let's get to our floral fashion show if we can. i think a lot of women don't really know how to pull it off and you're going to show us how. let's go first with the daytime outfit. and we have jessica showing us how to wear florals in daytime. you're layering up the florals. >> one thing that's very big this season you're going to see a lot of mixing of prints and mixing of floral prints. people always ask me if there's a rule or any kind of right, foolproof way to do this. one is stay in the same color palate.
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one plays a dominant role an one plays a supporting role. all of these are in colors that are pulled in the outfit. >> jessica wears this very well. i like how you did -- you did keep to that same family grouping there. so you look great. thank you, jessica. let's take a look at floral for plus sizes. a lot of women, i think, fear if they're a little bit heavier if they're not going to look good in florals. here we have your daughter showing us how to pull this off. what's the idea here? >> well -- >> she's wearing the lulu dress which has a high waistline so her tummy looks smaller. we add the cardigan called the frannie.
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>> the frannie? >> named off my cousin frannie. she's using it for arm coverage, it's really not -- not going to close it up. we're going to keep it dripping down the sides. >> it's important i think, plus size women understand that they can wear prints and not be afraid of them. so many women feel that prints make them look bigger. this is a really flattering cut. cut is always more important than print. >> here you do see the waist and again the cardigan or the frannie, as you call it, accentuates that, as well. >> and creates nice versatility, too. >> thanks so much, melissa. next let's take a look at floral for the 50 plus crowd. now, again, i think a lot of women who are a little bit older may think, oh, floral may look too daytime too girly, may not look good for me. we see how it looks gorgeous on joan. >> i think joan looks amazing. try texture instead of print. because after 50 florals can start to age you actually or be maybe a little too young. >> right. >> but also check out the accessories here. these shoes from nine west i
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absolutely adore. >> they're beautiful. >> a floral print and she can do this with sailored, solid color pieces. check out the bracelets. beautiful floral prints, $8 each. that's a great way to add some punch. >> tie the whole outfit together. she looks absolutely gorgeous. thanks so much, joan. and then finally floral for evening. so you can dress up the look. let's show you how it's done here. we have debbie modeling for us. >> absolutely. >> a couple of things. black and white and metallics all very big with floral. it's from summer into fall. one thing is really important, if you're going to do florals on the bottom half, make sure it's a flattering cut. pencil skirt or a-line. you're going to see skinny jeans and baggy sort of relaxed pants, not a great cut if you carry your weight on the bottom half. go for a skirt. it's more flattering, easy to fit. and look at the floret on the shoe. >> for evening you can do the sequins with the metallic on top so you don't have to worry as much about being too shiny or
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glittery, right? >> right. you can always mix your metallics and the shine helps to balance out the prints. >> i love it. ladies you all look great. let's bring them all out for one last look. good job, everyone. absolutely gorgeous. and congratulations again to you, lisa, on your show. and good luck to you with that. a new show stacy london. coming up next, jill martin's fun finds for kids but first these messages. ing to solve the. sensitivity is a chronic condition. if you have worn away that outer layer of the tooth it opens up small little channels, that's what transmits that pain signal... and it requires on-going protection. when it comes to sensitivity, dentists recommend sensodyne. the active ingredient in sensodyne travels to the inside of the tooth where it will block that pain signal. simply brushing with sensodyne twice a day every day is going to give you that long-lasting 24/7 protection against sensitivity. now you can eat and drink the things that you want to. it's delicious... and they love that... ...they can draw on their breakfast. so does he... hi awesome bird, oh hello.
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good morning, it's 9:26 on this tuesday, may 29th, i'm aaron gilchrest. an accident causing problems on constitution avenue, danella has details. >> it's blocking the intersection of constitution avenue, at 17th street in northwest. here's a live look right now. have overturned vehicle, fire department is on the scene. as well as police just blocking traffic at this intersection. also we have to look out, if you're traveling the outer loop of the beltway you cannot get on clara barton parkway because debris is blocking the ramp. delays at the outer loop at the american legio
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good morning, sunny, near 80 now and by 3:00, near 90. after that, some storms popping up, could be producing heavy downpours with frequent lightning, maybe some strong, gusty winds, that will ling near the evening.maybe some lingerind thunder tomorrow morning. lower humidity moving in after that and a bit cooler.
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>> first of all for today, we're expecting to see a risk of strong storms from new england into the ohio valley, through the mid plain, sunshine in the
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pacific northwest. beryl bringing a lot of rain and rip currents along the southeastern atlantic coast. tomorrow we've got a strong risk, oklahoma into kansas. we're looking at rough weather there. look for beryl, the remnants could become a tropical storm again off the north carolina coast. showers in the pacific northwest. sizzling to hot from texas into the southwest. here's what's going on in your neck of the woods. good morning, it's sunny and we're heating up, it's up around 80 degrees most of the region. later today, should climb to around 90 by 3:00. after that, likely scattered storms. some of which could produce some severe weather. only a slight risk of that. that would be late afternoon into the early to mid evening hours. some lingering showers and thunder after that. perhaps into the morning hours on wednesday, lower humidity moves in wednesday afternoon, highs in the mid 80s. a beautiful day with low humidity, dry conditions thursday, more showers >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al, thanks. coming up next, social etiquette. we're going to tackle today's
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of course, the author of social qs how to survive the quirks -- >> we have some questions -- >> grotto ask for my a-team. >> you ask the questions. >> actually, i don't have the questions. >> oh, boy. >> here we go. >> unbeknownst to my husband and me, our daughter invited practically everyone we know to her high school graduation. when we asked her why, she replied, gifts.
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we are mortified? what should we do? >> gosh, it's a question should you talk to your daughter or the question is should you uninvite the guests? >> i think it's a two partner. >> you take the hard part. >> i'm going to say talk to your daughter. >> obviously this is a family confrontation. you definitely have to talk to your daughter. clearly the whole idea of a conversation -- >> but you should have been talking to your daughter. >> obviously they've fallen down. >> they've fallen down -- you can't say no gifts. >> that would hurt people's feelings. make your daughter gift to
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charity. >> i was going to say, she needs to do some community service or do some -- >> in order -- >> wow. >> say going to the soup kitchen and donate your time. >> entrepreneurial. >> entrepreneurial. greedy. >> okay. >> let's go to our next question. >> number two. >> father's day coming up, i'd like to invite my dad to dinner on his own. my mom tends to dominate the conversation when we're all together. would this be rude? >> yes! >> you can't. you can't. >> hey, now wait. i think there may be a way to do this. you tell me if i'm wrong. >> okay. >> how about you go, you know, i would really love to spend some one-on-one time with you guys. how about dad i take you to dinner for father's day. mom, i'll take you for lunch next week. >> in europe. >> i mean, i like that idea. >> you think you wouldn't get away with it? >> i don't know that mom will, will, will go for it. >> she'll still be hurt. >> she'll have her feelings
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hurt. >> but maybe not. >> i think you have to be a little bit honest with dad and say, you know, time to be -- to share a little in the conversation. >> yeah. >> that's a possibility, too. but -- >> why couldn't you just be honest with your mother and say i want to have time with dad? i just like some one-on-one time with dad. >> you know, depending on the mom, that would -- that could fly. my mom would be totally cool with that. but this lady clearly thinks her mom's feelings would be hurt. >> i think it's having a dinner and not inviting mom, as well, because if you said let's do some one-on-one, i'll take you to lunch, take dad to lunch next week. >> how about a kegger. >> dad would love that. >> or that girl's graduation from the first question. >> i thought this was a family thing. >> all right. next one. my new boyfriend invited me to go camping with him and his family on their annual summer vacation. very sweet. i know. but i'd rather die than go camping. what do i do?
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>> oh. >> it's a camping expedition. >> where is the camping? >> what kind of camping? >> sorry, that's what i know. that's what came into "the new york times." what do you think? >> i think you gut it out and you go. >> i say you tough it out. >> i say how much do you like this guy? >> i'm saying to go, too. because new relationships, all about trying something new. you've got a chit in your pocket for when you want your boyfriend to do something. getting off on the right foot with the family. and best of all, we don't have to go camping with them. so it's win, win, win, win, win. >> doesn't feel strongly about camping? >> i'd rather die. >> all right. next one. >> let's move on. we've got one more for you. my wife is turning 60 this year, oh, this is bad. i would like to treat her to an eyelift. my son thinks i'm crazy. what do you think? >> i think you're an idiot! >> what are you crazy? >> i think they raised a very wise son, though. right? >> yeah. >> i like that. >> the son is smarter than the
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father! >> unless, unless, unless this is a woman who has talked about it for years and said, i'd love to have it. and she's been daydreaming about it. >> but he would have put that in there. >> unless she's asked for your opinion and said, oh, i'd love it, i'd love it, you've got to stay away from this. >> unless she looks like humphrey bogart all the way over there. stand all the way over there. >> he won't have to worry about next year's gift. >> maybe you'd like to have a frying pan. >> all right. >> that is a good point. >> philip, thank you so much. >> how'd we do? >> you guys are brilliant. i love it. >> you're back. you're coming back. >> any time i want to go on vacation i know who to write my column. go camping. >> jill's fun finds coming up next. you won't want to miss. right after this. [ male announcer ] and now, another newtonism.
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this morning on jill's fun finds she's loving her animation, cool summer camp style from scented ear buds to glow in the dark playing cards, "today" and "us weekly" contributor jill martin has everything your kid will need to survive the great outdoors. this is not about survival. this is about being overly stylish. >> groovy, and it's funny because as i was doing setup, we're like, i like this, too. now all the camp fun finds are for adults, too. >> let's get right to flip-flops. because these are adorable. >> i love these. you buy flap flops, and then you can buy different magnets to go in each one. you buy camper, or you can buy your best friend's name. all different ones personalized. and then -- one pair of flip-flops, all different looks. >> starting at $38. great gift, also. >> okay bracelets.
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these are like the take on the friendship bracelets but jazzed up a little bit. >> we used to make these. i can't anymore. oh, my god, i remember those. starting at $20. and you can just layer them. for adults, too. obviously wearing all of these, too. what a great gift. and what a great gift to give your daughter. >> i love that. >> as she goes off to camp. now we've got some great jewelry here. love these starting at $40. one side says sweetie and you turn it around and it says trouble. >> nice. >> so hopefully, as moms out there say, the trouble side won't be out as much. just how much fun is that? starting at $40. >> okay sunglasses. everybody needs to protect their eyes. you found a good way to do it. >> just gap under $10. great for all ages. then these i love, american eagle,, they fold up. so you can just, much easier, they don't break and you can just throw them in your camp bag. love those, guys and girls.
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>> okay. >> little elastics could be for your hair or could be -- >> we love these in the office because there's no crease in your hair so we all love that. and then remember this. we were all playing last night. >> i remember that. >> naturally it comes back. so anyway. >> see how far we can do. >> i can't believe how much you remember. oh. >> it comes in all different kits. and you send it to camp and there's a note inside already. so all different crayon rings and the hair bands. >> and we used to spend hours doing that. >> i love that. >> starting at $12. these are scented gummi bears. so love that. and then there's a split so -- >> ear buds that are scented. >> and then there's a split. this heart one, and you and your friends, there's two sets so you can listen to the song to the. so love that. and then graffiti shirts. >> cute. >> luke and josh, your sons. just to write on. they're washable. so -- >> don't worry about it running.
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>> decals. my mom used to just write in my name. but this is great. you put it on anything. it's water proof. water resistant. you can wash it. and then you know which is yours because we know in the bunks things get confused. >> they say you have to put stickers on everything. >> this is an easy way to do it. starting at $17. >> great stationery, too. hopefully your kids are writing lots of notes from camp. >> this is a little pricey, starting at $45. a get gift. great to give as a gift to someone if they're going to camp. a great way to write your mom and dad or aunt and uncle. >> who doesn't love hello kitty. a little journal? >> scratch journal. you can write it in and then it comes out, stickers. $12.99. and then you're going to have to trust me on these glow in the dark cards. i locked myself in a dark room last night, and they glow. so when they tell you to go -- when they tell you to go to bed you don't have to. sorry, mom.
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but that's what happens. $10. >> oh, my. >> and then -- >> oh, i love these. >> this can go from camp to home. butterscotch blankies dotcom, $56. >> also glows in the dark just about. >> also fun. >> and then i love this, just i wanted bunk beds but you get the idea here. i love camp nights. you have your french fries that says sign me. and this is just a great way to jazz up your bed in an inexpensive way. >> i never went to camp now i want to go to camp. >> i was so much fun. last night i said, i want to go back. >> jill martin thank you. for more fun finds pick up this week's issue of "us weekly." up next, comfort food greek style. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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in "today's kitchen," what's for dinner? how about a classic greek favorite. a pasta dish that's kind of a cross between lasagna and baked
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ziti. ellen is the author of "love laughter and lunch." good to see you. >> thank you. nice to be here. >> this is very exciting because kids like a pasta dish. what is this called? >> this is basically, we have -- making a lamb and we're adding -- >> i love lamb. a lot of people aren't crazy about it. could you substitute beef or ground chicken? >> you can. you can mix and match it. this here, i want to talk to you about this dish a little bit because it's a very traditional cypriot dish. we're going to leave this to be juiced up and cooking here. and we have -- >> could you do that for me? >> yes, thank you. thank you. we're going to add all that. and >> let it simmer? >> exactly. >> in the meantime. and then in the meantime we're going to make our bechamel sauce. i want to spend a little more time here because with bechamel sauce in the kitchen, in our
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kitchen, when you went to be initiated into the kitchen you had to learn how to make bechamel. >> sure. so butter -- >> this is butter, flour and we're adding a little bit of milk right here. warmed up milk. so, you know, my mother always used to say you have to talk to your food. >> oh. >> so talking to your food now is you're going to be beautiful, and smooth and delicious, and that's how you -- >> it's like talking to plants. >> exactly. exactly. so you stir all this up here. and it so this is the first thing i learnt to make. >> does all that end up in here? >> all end up in here and we get this beautiful, lovely bechamel. >> sometimes you use this for like a mac and cheese? >> exactly. exactly. and now here we have something very special, which is halumi cheese. it's a greek, cypriot cheese. >> it looks a little like mozzarella. >> it's a little like mozzarella. has the consistency. we put a little bit of nutmeg. we put our eggs. in here. and we stir all this up really well. >> on very low heat?
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>> it's a very low heat. see how yummy that looks? >> you don't want the eggs cooking. you'll have scrambled eggs. >> exactly. you're a cook, i can tell. >> no, i just like to eat. >> very lovely. so here. this is the first thing i learnt to make, which was very exciting. >> so we've got our sauce. >> yes. >> we're going to come back here. >> we're going to put this over here. >> right. we've got our lamb back here, as well. >> exactly. so here we are, so now we're going to assemble everything. >> you have cooked pasta? >> we have cooked pasta already done. and we're going to put this in here. >> all of it goes in? >> yep. >> okay. perfect. >> nice. >> let's do that. and then, thank you. we add a little bit of our cream in here. >> mm-hmm. >> make it all lovely. >> so unlike the lasagna you don't have to keep layering this. >> exactly. so this so we put this, and then we add the meat on top. >> and then once you do this you're going to put this into the oven. >> correct. >> what does this go in for?
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>> 20, 25 to 30 minutes. so you get the idea here so you layer, layer, layer. and then you put more bechamel sauce on top so it looks like this exactly. >> that was this. >> exactly. >> and you brought in -- >> so here we have grape leaves, this is my greek salad. it has mint and olives and tomatoes. >> my favorite salad. >> this is olive bread. what's a cypriot meal without olive bread. and our dessert is hazel nut with orange blossom and syrup. >> helen, thank you so much. it was wonderful. >> nice to have you here. >> it was good having you. >> bye.
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good morning, it's 9:57 now on this tuesday, may 29, i'm aaron gilchrest. big delays on the roads this morning. let's check in with danella. >> still seeing delays if you're taking outer loop of the beltway, crossing over the american legion bridge, making your way into virginia, it's slow, delays continue to the dulles toll road. d.c., accident at the intersection of connecticut avenue and 17th street in northwest here, completely clear now. your road is back open. now let's head over to tom with a check of our forecast.
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tom? >> well it's heating up. already climbing into the low 80s, reagan national now is at 83, it will climb up into the perhaps the low 90s by early to mid afternoon. then after that, some showers and thunderstorms likely as a cool front approaches from the west. some of them could be heavy rain producers. maybe a lost lightning and perhaps some strong, gusty winds, beginning around 4:00, 5:00, lingering into the evening and perhaps lingering showers tomorrow morning. and lower humidity moves in for the next couple of days. the next couple of days. >> you can tune in
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello, everybody! it's booze day tuesday. it is may 29th. we hope you all had a fantastic holiday weekend. my brother's 62nd birthday today. >> what? >> i can't believe it. my older brother, my brother dave. happy birthday to him. we were celebrating a lot over the week. >> let's talk about cass first. >> it's graduation time, all over, all over the place. so she graduated from high
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school. seems like she should have -- there she is with three of her best girlfriends. emily and tara and olivia. they're drinking their cider. >> they all wear white dresses. >> they do. that's wrong. her dress, you can't tell the detail in that. it was lace. it was sweet. it was moving. tom brokaw was the speaker. >> he was? >> he was fantastic! he talked -- so many times these things are not very inspirational. i think the best thing he was talking about was the fact that all that's happening in the world technologically is wonderful. just remember an ipad can never give you a hug and a this can never do that. and there is never substitution for humanity. he was just great. then the whole fam-damily was
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there. my mom knows how to prepare for a big weekend. there she was. in the car on the way. my sister couldn't -- >> she's got a manicure, your sister. >> that's enough. there she is when she's all refreshed with my brother's wife sandy and the pups. >> the dogs are always front row center. >> yes. mark is marrying into this family and i wouldn't wish it on anybody. h honestly. he put up with so much. first i don't think he said two words. it's impossible. my sister speaks more than i do. so when we're around -- and my mother -- well, you all know my mother. >> yes. >> it was great. so you went down to -- >> i was in nashville which was such a great time. i stayed at the hermitage hotel. all i wanted to do was listen to
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music. jay came. we were with some friends, jane and her boyfriend, jim. we went to the grand ole opry. if you haven't been, it is such a cool thing. you are in this big cavernous hall except for they're like pews. different acts get up and sing one or two songs. rascal flatts sang. this is like the view from the seats. everyone just comes in jeans and t-shirts. they get up there and sing a couple of songs and it is a radio show. that's the rascal flatts crowd. i love, love those guys. i love the grand ole opry so much. we went to this place we talked about called the bluebird cafe. >> you hear a lot of new talent there. >> they want to get discovered. a lot of great people get discovered there. they have like four singers in the round and they each sing for -- it goes for like two hours. you don't talk at your tables. can you get shooshed if you talk too much. this guy named paul sykes --
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>> hey! this is not thursday. >> but it's so good. he sang a song. it is about a tree and it's called "the seed." you're going to like. just listen to this guy. ♪ >> this particular guy, we were listening to him. i was sitting next to jay and we both had tears in our eyes. this song is called "the seed" and if you can look it up and find it on youtube or something, he was a home run. i was so excited to hear him. sometimes you listen to somebody and you think, i can't believe
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this guy hasn't been discovered. >> well that is the place to be discovered. if you know the place to get proposed to -- let's talk about that. everybody's talking about this. >> every now and then a proposal -- here's the funny thing. we've seen some proposal videos, you start to think, here's another one. this may be the ultimate proposal. >> it is going to be very hard to top this one. >> this great couple, isaac wanted to propose to his girlfriend, they've been dating for quite a while. he heard this song by bruno mars called "marry you." . then had he an idea. let's watch the tape. >> here it goes. ♪ ♪
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♪ say i do ♪ tell me right now baby ♪ baby ♪ oh ♪ it is a beautiful night ♪ we're looking for something good to do ♪ ♪ hey baby ♪ i think i want to marry you >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> i can tell you? if you can watch this entire video, i encourage to you go online and do so. i did it right before the show. you know how many hits on this video? >> 750,000. they had 400,000. wait! 5.4 million. what? wait. i looked to see another version.
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someone must have used the version somewhere else. you're kidding me! well, there they are. >> we got the real deal. >> hi, guys. congratulations, you guys. >> very creative, huh, isaac? >> how long did it take to you put the whole thing together? >> i asked her parents about six months ago at christmas. so the idea has been brewing for that long but we only rehearsed or spread it out for about three weeks. took about three weeks to put the whole thing together. we had one group rehearsal before the day. >> amy, you look like you were totally -- you were clapping when you were watching it. i loved it. >> i was completely floored. it was amazing. >> where's the ring, by the way? is it on there? >> oh, yeah, yeah! >> let's see. >> it is a vintage ring, circa 1940. it belonged to a military wife, apparently. >> that's so great. have you set a date in all that? >> we're going to wait -- she's about to start nursing school tomorrow morning so -- >> oh, put that on hold.
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>> you guys, congratulations. we wish you so much happiness. >> thank you guys so much for having us. ♪ everyone has a story that's so great. speaking of videos, here's another one. this with a terrifying. >> this was an 80-year-old who on her bucket listing decided she wanted to jump out of a plane. her name was laverne everett. it is a little scary when you watch this. la vev wverne was about to go o plane in ten dam. she gets scared. look, she doesn't want to go. >> look. and then she goes. and then the harness gets all tangled up. you'll be able to see it soon. >> oh, good grief. >> the instructor's hanging on to her. her shirt's coming off. >> she's fine is why we can -- you can watch this -- the photographer was literally
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reaching out trying to pull them back in the plane. can you see his hand? but he couldn't catch them. then they just continued to fall down. he was telling her hang on to me, hang on to me. when he pulled the chute, it jerk her back up again. anyway, bottom line is she landed, she had a couple of bruises and she's fine. >> now she's got her own reality series. that's what happens these days. i don't know. that's the last thing in the world i would ever put on my bucket list. last thing! >> she wants to get in a race car now. >> maybe she won't now. >> no, she said she did. >> would you ever do that? >> never. i wouldn't because the rush of the falling through the sky doesn't -- it doesn't thrill me. just terrifies me. doesn't seem fun. it is scary. >> you're almost scared for justin bieber the other day had a little altercation that i guess got bigger as it went on with one of the paparazzi.
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now the paparazzi is claiming justin shoved him and hurt him. >> these two were coming out of the mall, justin bieber and his girlfriend. she got in their car and were trying to leave according to him. this member of the paparazzi was standing in front of the car. that's what justin bieber says. he got out and the guy wouldn't move. >> wouldn't let him leave. >> they'll get to the bottom of it. but having been in situations like that, it's so frustrating because many times you have no place to go and you're at their mercy. some of them are really, really nice. i know some of them by name. joe, how you doing? they're really sweet and really respectful. but more and more the stakes are higher because if they can get a picture of you angry and throwing something they get a lot more money for that. >> do you remember when bernie madoff was walking and that one photographer pushed him in the chest? i think he was waiting for that push-back or something to show.
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>> you do feel like it is a feeding frenzy though. it can be terrifying. >> halle berry was in front of her child's school -- >> where there should be no -- >> right. there is a video of her pointing and screaming and getting upset. >> there's one thing when they're doing it to you because we picked this business to be in. >> julia roberts did the same. >> you don't mess with a grizzly bear, not a mama bear. we have a big show -- oh. it's booze day. what is this thing? you know what it is? mango lime -- >> yes. it's from -- how do you pronounce that hotel? ganzabor hotel in the meat packing district. it is a mango -- >> it's got lime juice -- >> a lot of healthy things in it. we have got a big show for you. we have a question for you. why aren't we married? >> that's not a question for me. >> i know.
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most recently for requested m"m" and now -- "why you're not married yet." how to get the straight talk out of the relationship you deserve. >> you're a famed psychiatrist. you have had worldly experience. >> i have. i'm just your best friend that's been through all kinds of relationships and i'm here to tell you the real truth about maybe why you're not in that relationship. >> women who do want to get married, this is for them. what would you say the number one reason is? >> the number one reason is you're lying to yourself. a lot of times that's because like there's a guy, he's cute, you like him, but he says, you know what, i'm really not ready to be in a relationship. you say to yourself, well, i'll treat this like a temp job. if i really wow on the job he'll hire me full time. it's like, no, if he's telling
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you he doesn't want to be in a relationship, he doesn't want to be in a relationship. >> some guys change and grow -- >> i suppose they do. >> but that's wasted time. >> if you talk to guys, they'll say i knew right away. that guy in the proposal video, she did not have to make it easy for him to date her, i promise. >> you had a really tough start in your life. really tough. you could have -- you talk about the fact you could have said look at me the victim, your mom -- is it all right if we say? your mom was a prostitute. your father was a criminal. he was jailed. >> he's in prison right now. >> you went to foster homes and all that. >> that's right. >> you finally ended up in a lutheran minister's home. and you talk a lot about the spiritual aspect of this, too. find something you believe in that's bigger than you are. it's so important. people leave that component out of relationships. >> i think it's the key. it is what takes a relationship
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from being like a list of things that you want to like a spiritual assignment between two people who are in love and are working on becoming better people together. that's -- >> that's a personal responsibility. you talk about some of the women that are not married yet because they're a b-i-t-c-h. >> they might not know it. maybe they think they're like tough or strong. but really it is about being angry or having been hurt and maybe defensive. and you really have to be soft and vulnerable in order to form a relationship. >> you have to be somebody that people are happy to be around. >> yeah! >> if you're constantly complaining and moaning -- >> one of the others on your list is you're shallow. most of those women don't know that either. >> that's when you're more interested in what's going on on the outside of a person and what's going on on the inside. it is like ultimately, after the big muscles are gone, it's
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really -- and the money can go away, it is really about character and it is like that's the bottom line in forming a relationship. like who am i? >> she told a wonderful story about learning to put makeup on at macy's and how all these people would come. you'd do their faces. they all have such unique beauty to them. >> that's right. every person has something beautiful. i think if you really like shift your eyes into looking like at the spiritual aspect of a person, you start to see the parts that's going to last you for 20 or 30 or 50 years. >> don't be so surfacey. >> it is a great read, by the way! >> thank you. >> thanks for coming in. >> thank you. >> she might get married for the fourth time now. we just wish her all the best. >> thank you! >> up next, sara makes a splash with the summer's latest water sport up next after this. can lulu have some beef pasta, too?
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time for "sara breaks out of the city." this week she headed down to destin, florida. >> she doesn't stop. you took your workout to the
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water. >> a girl lass to cool off. the summer heats up. i packed up my board shorts and sunscreen and found out where everyone is paddling about. from hawaii to malibu, celebrities like kate hudson and jennifer aniston have been spotted guiding on water with palds in their hand. or as we call it up in order -- paddle boarding. down south, forever, in the sunshine state they have their own name for the sport. what is yoloing? >> yoloing is another stab name for stand-up paddling. >> i just love to tell people. that's right, it's yoloing, not yodeling. it is a great way to get in shape while having fun in the sun. it is part paddle board, part surfboard and part kayak working your arms, legs and core all at the same time. can you show us your abs? jeff, come on. >> he promised after one day i'd have those abs.
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>> fun lovers everywhere seem to be hopping on-board with this trend bringing along family, friends and even pets. how hard could it be? first i had to learn the basics. >> with a perfect sweeping technique -- >> look at me moving the sand like it's water. >> i was ready to ride the waves. >> this is me hitting the water -- oh, my gosh, have you seen those boys? focus. >> let me know when you're ready. >> i'm ready. >> paddle in the water. paddle in the water. just move it like a bicycle. >> you're going to need to move. mama's getting shaky. serious seriously, if a 5-year-old can do it? >> on the water, i caught up with jessica, a water sport enthusiast who's been yoloing with her family for years. you find this challenge is comparable to some of these other sports you do? >> it does.
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the challenges, what will the day bring? will it be windy? what's the surf conditions. if you're out for an easy paddle, it is so much better than being in the gichl on a treadmill. >> by the end of the day i was sore all over but i had a new appreciation for the yolo workout. >> i'm kicking butt on this board. but the best part was the yolo cooldown waiting for me on the beach. >> you can actually do it on any body of water. boards vary from about 500 to $1,000 but you can rent them for much less. i was saying, it is like a nature walk on water. you see manatees, you see dolphins. >> and shark -- >> for people who have never been to destin, it is so worth the trip. it is like pensacola, the beaches there are like sugar, just white and sugar. >> and the water?
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what we learned is that selena was really great. she intervened, she calmed things down. she helped him get his shoe on, his hat on which had come off. >> the two left the scene very quickly but the photographer who tried to take the picture asked for medical help. he said he was in pain. so they sent the fire department out there. they carted him off to the hospital, treated and released. >> wasn't this after some lawyer suggested he might have a case? >> yes. he might get a lot of money apparently, he told him. >> we've seen justin bieber on the plaza. he gets swarmed wherever he goes. >> we can't believe he was able to go to the movies without body guards and everything else. >> he may have just pushed the wrong putten. we've heard a lot -- selena talked in about in an interview it is very important to them to do normal things. they love going to the movies. they've done it many times without any incident. i think this is a really unfortunate situation and he's -- justin's under so much pressure. he left already on a tour.
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he's gone to norway, he's going to be touring europe. his new single just came out today, "die in your arms." >> okay all rightee. >> beyonce -- >> these chairs are more challenging than you can imagine. >> beyonce really took off a lot of weight. looked great. >> she said she lost 60 pounds, she told the audience at her performance in atlantic city. four nights there. four nights working out like that, you lose a little more weight. she says she was eating lettuce, working on the treadmill. then she was going to go out and o.d. on chocolate. >> she's got to get some protein to get through some of those rehearsals. >> she did an homage to whitney houston, too, with "i will always love you." and michelle obama were in the audience. >> michelle has been a big fan of beyonce's. she just said last week if she
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could live another life she would be beyonce. then the girls also went to see "one direction" the next day. i want to be those girls. she wants to be michelle obama, i want to be malia and sasha. >> quite a big concert for malia. >> there was a wedding this weekend. cynthia nixon got married to her long-time girlfriend. >> isn't that lovely? they got married after eight years. they always said they wanted to wait until gay marriage was here in new york state. so they did it. they are parents of a baby boy who was born about a year ago. and they have -- of course -- >> cynthia had two children from a previous marriage. what's interesting is she proposed during a same-sex rally here a few years ago. i think cynthia proposed -- >> okay. >> to christina. her ca >> justin timberlake? >> engagement party.
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big bash in california with their friends. catering by wolfgang puck. she wore a leopard print dress. about 100 people there. >> they're very down to earth. very comfortable with each other. >> they dated for years. they did have that split but they got back together after a half a year. word is the wedding will happen some time this summer. there were some in-syncers there. old friends. >> can't wait to see what happens next week! >> me either. up next, cut that out! [ whimpers ]
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we're back with "tuesday's trend." >> today's style editor and's bobbie thomas is here to tell us all about it. >> you're wearing it. >> a little peekaboo happening. >> that's a new deal they're doing sm. >> cut-outs are really everywhere. they started sort of last year, believe it or not in the fall. spring and summer they're everywhere because it is practical. you'll see it in the fall again. it is kind of a trend you may want to buy because it will stick around. but celebrities, we have pictures of course of some gorgeous bodies rocking cutouts in every area. charlize theron, that dress when
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she turned around -- and halle berry, like no other, if i had a stomach like that -- >> you are, girl. >> i wish. my golda was to show the real people of the world like us how we can really do this. i really do love this cut-out trend. cassidy is such a bomb. she looks amazing in this dress. this is a monique see dress. it is a fun, bright color but the cutouts at the neckline are right there at the collarbone. that's such an understated, sexy, striking area for cutouts. you might see something on the rack like this -- just try it on because a lot of these dresses look funny on the hanger. i think she looks gorgeous. keep the jewelry minimal because the statement is the cutout. >> thank you. you look terrific. next up, christina. she's got a dress with some cutouts on the side. >> yeah. now this is something that people may say at first, ooh, i'm not quite sure i'm going to
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try the midsection cut-out. if we can pull the camera back so we can all be her best friend, this dress you can rent from rent the runway for just $65. it is a high end bcbg dress off the runway. the secret is if you have a little bit of a fuller figure on bottom, if you have some hips, the higher the cut-out goes the more flattering on her frame. >> can you turn around, please? >> i think it is a great dress for summer, if you're petite on top. that's the area you should highlight. >> next up, mae with a little bit of a casual outfit happening. >> i love this look. it is such a simple piece. i thought kathie lee. >> that would be me. >> this is from zara. trends really help different classics in our closet have an upset. you can snip a white t-shirt off at the shoulder like we did maybe back in the '80s to maybe get this look?
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i love that mae is showing you at any age she is stunning. really fashion forward. >> i love zara. >> just simple, her shoes are a simple sandal. let the cut-out again be the statement. you don't need to do jewelry and heels. >> thank you. >> last, but not least, sue. >> sue's here. you said she wasn't going to come. there's sue. >> what i love about sue, this is a top you're going to see in a lot of stores. it is the cage cutout. very flattering for women who may not want to expose their arms. such a great idea. you look fantastic. you don't even need to be famous. but with a pair of shorts it gives you a nice easy breezy look for summer and you can get away with sleeves. that's kind of something that i think a lot of women are going to be rejoicing about this trend. >> absolutely. >> good work, b.t.! up next, are you tired of drag through your day? we've got tips for instant
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has your get up and go got up and went? if you wake up tired and lose energy as the day goes on, it could be something you can fix. >> "prevention" magazine's director robi caplow is here. >> breakfast is the most important meal. it is hard to know what to start with to get your engine running throughout the day. >> it is very important to start with bran. there was a terrific study that was done that found that people who had a night morning bowl of bran cereal full of fiber actually had a 10% reduction in fatigue and depression and were actually better thinkers. it's because the fiber slows down the absorption of food -- >> i feel good! >> it is tough to know how many
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cups of coffee to have. after a while -- >> wasn't there a new survey a couple weeks ago that said how it battles all kinds of skises? >> yes. coffee is a great thing to drink but it all depends on how do you it. according to sleep researchers, the smartest way to drink coffee is to have miniservings, no more than eight ounces just like these. it works better than that big fat morning latte. >> spread it out throughout the course of the day. >> meals. they always say little meals are good. >> yes. forget the three square meals a day. really the smart thing to do is have smaller meals every three to four hours. just make sure you have the right ingredients. we are looking at here protein in the chicken, some carbohydrates and of course greens and very important healthy mono unsaturated fats which would be a little olive oil on top. >> that doesn't look like it has any dressing at all. >> why do we have plants here? >> texas a&m researchers say if
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you're working at a desk and you have some beautiful greens or vibrant flowers at your desk are you going to generate more creative ideas. >> i believe that with all my heart. >> you can get azaleas, they really fl lly flourish well in pots. >> i did a bouquet at our house just the other day. it brought me more joy. i want to walk into the room -- i'll take a picture and bring it tomorrow. >> $6, you get some tulips -- >> the woman who wrote the book "french women don't get fat" said you should start your day with one full glass of water and it will give you energy. you go from being in a coma to feeling alive because your body's just thirsty. >> a lot of time peoples say i'm so tired, but they're dehydrated. you should have a good eight-ounce or ten-ounce glass of water everyone to two hours and it really keeps you focused
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throughout the day. >> i never do that. i should but i don't. >> tea is actually a terrific thing to drink. there was a study done at the university of college london, of course, where else are they going to do the study? >> they want to keep drinking their tea. they found women who were drinking four cups of tea a day actually had a higher incidence of well being, they felt more clear and confident. >> exercise is great. >> the american heart association recommends 70 minutes of brisk walking a week. that's only ten minutes a day. it really will make you feel better. >> even if you just walk around the block. >> if you're able to walk, you need to. >> remember the famous elvis pressty peanut butter banana? it is okay to do. that's because the bananas are packed with potassium which keeps your blood sugar levels healthy and the peanut butter is packed with magnesium. >> lastly, listen to music because it instantly changes your mood. >> for you two, we have
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programmed some special music. ♪ >> robi, thank you! up next, how to keep the fun going for your kids at the next block party and all summer long. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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if you were planning a block party or you just like organizing some fun activities for your kids and neighbors, you're in luck. we have something for you. >> we do. we have an expert. her name is christina. she's the deputy editor of parenting magazine here with some great ideas. >> well, hello! you're going to make summer more fun, huh. >> yes. we have 101 thrills for kids in "parenting" magazine. >> we can't take our eyes off jackson in his helmet. >> that is the rascal mohawk
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helmet. a lot of kids when they get bigger they don't want to wear helme helmets. but if you have a cool one zblsh you want to give it a go? >> imagine a child that obeys. you rarely see that. >> what do we have next? >> you don't know what to do with things kids bring in. usually they end up in a shoe box. how better to make beautiful crafts with your kids that can be enjoyed in your home and act as a memento of your vacation. i know, hoda, you love the beach. get glass storage jars, sand or rocks, put it in. >> then what? then you pour sand on top of it? >> no. you arrange it. >> oh. i like arranging things. >> you take things out until you get it exactly right. however you like it. it is making really good use of
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all those little tchotchkes than your kids grab. >> what's more fun than this, hoda woman? >> nothing! >> mine's just precious. >> see how fun that was? >> hoda throws it in. >> everybody has a block party in the summer. usually it is all about the kids, games for them, the parents sit there watching the kids. this time you get a laundry bag full of clothing. just grab all kinds of clothes from everyone's closet, bring it out -- adults i'm talking about. they grab a piece without looking, of course. put on whatever they pick out. at end of the round there is a prize for whoever wins the best sport. >> this is going to be where kids go crazy. >> summer themes. cupcakes. rainy day salvation or if you are going to a barbecue, birthday party, you want to bring something. fishies, rainbows, beads, frogs -- it is just box cake mix, icing, then you just add these grocery store candies and
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>> martin short. >> he's going to take you out of your bad mood. >> you know what movie we're going to go see today? the new one about madagascar because martin's going to be on tomorrow. plus summer camps for kids. bye, everybody! [ male announcer ] are you paying more and more for cable
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