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good morning. breaking overnight. more arrests in brussels. at least seven suspects now in custody. while in france, police arrest a man they say was planning another attack that was in its advanced stages. wife war. an angry and emotional ted cruz lashes out at donald trump. >> nald, you're a sniveling coward. leave heidi the hell alone. >> trump saying cruz started it. will the feud turn volteters aw? research connecting caffeine consumption to miscarriages. why both women and men who are trying to have a baby may need to rethink what they're drinking. comic genius.
shandling after his sudden death from a heart attack. his unique style left an undelable mark on television. today, friday, march 25th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. there's a lot going on in brussels. >> absolutely. you're just back from there. completely in mourning. >> trying to get back to normally. getting in and out of belgium is another story. we're talk more about that. meanwhile, we have a lot of updates to bring you. at least two americans we now know were killed in those brussels attacks. a brother and a sister from new york. sasha and alexander pinczowski chls al.
investigation. let's start with keir simmons. good morning. >> good morning. secretary kerry arrived this morning to the confirmation that two americans were killed. standing with the belgian prime minister, offering condolences to the victims and american families. and arriving to a country consumed with the man hunt for those connected with the attacks. >> reporter: overnight, new raids in a brussels suburb. six arrested. this morning, news that a seventh person has been apprehended in belgium. no answer at a building neighborhood searched by investigator investigators. >> do you know any people arrested? >> i saw some woman and a man, but i cannot -- >> couldn't recognize them? >> no. >> reporter: new video from inside an apartment, where it's believed tuesday's airport bombs were built. discarded tools, footprints in the bathroom, a smashed ipad. in a separate apartment a
ago, police seized a laptop owned by abaaoud. a french newspaper reported this morning there were belgian documents, plans to attack an airport. the secretary of state arriving to offer condolences. >> to the people of belgium and all of the families, all those individuals who have suffered inconceivable loss in the last few days. >> reporter: reports that the brussels suicide bombers had secretly filmed a top scientist from a facility producing radioactive isotopes. while this brother told the news conference he was a nice boy, a graduate. police searched their house after the paris attack, but nothing more. belgi belgium's interior minister admitting they missed key leads. >> this is the most
terror threat we've faced in europe for a decade. 5,000 nationals, we think, have gone to isis. >> reporter: a man arrested. another plot at an advanced stage has been foiled. >> in many ways, matt, they are still struggling to get back to normal here. they had hoped the airport would reopen after a few days. they now say it won't open until march 27th, they think. that's sunday. >> keir simmons in brussels, thank you very much. as we mentioned at the top, two siblings from new york were among those killed in tuesday's attack. erica hill is in brussels with the story of the victims. good morning. >> good morning to you. that confirmation coming to nbc news not long ago this morning. alexander and sasha pinczowski are among the dead. last night, we got more confirmation. we initially heard a statement from the family saying they'd been given a list of people treated in
not on the list. they didn't confirm their deaths at that time. that came this morning. there has been so many -- there have been so many questions surrounding the fate of alex and sasha. they were on the phone with relatives when the bombs struck. there have been people reaching out. alex's fiance's family also trying to get information. like so many, not just americans, but many families, they've been hindered by some of the privacy laws in belgium which, of course, are meant to protect patients. as we're hearing from officials, it is making it very difficult for some of those still wondering what has happened to their loved ones. >> reporter: as families wait, the state department admits it, too, is struggling to gain information. >> it's still, i know, two days later, very fluid. we're still trying to get accurate information. >> reporter: justin and stephanie shutz were last seen dropping her mother off at the ai
government remain unaccounted for. an american training living in belgium was also at the airport tuesday. a friend confirmed she is in critical but stable condition. a dozen americans are known to have been injured. including richard norby, mason wells and joseph empey, all still in the hospital. 120 people are being treated, including 20-year-old fanny clain, who suffered burns to her head and hands. it sounded like the end of the world in one second, she said. i found myself on the ground, and there was ash everywhere. doctors described the injuries as similar to those in a war zone. the images of the aftermath leaving little doubt. as friends and family search for answers and do their best to hold on to hope. >> one of the things we're beginning to see here, you see the pictures of the memorials here in the place de la bourse,
seeing people post pictures of the missing. that's what people are worried about this morning. as we're getting more confirmation on the identities of people not only in the hospital but those killed in the attack. their worst fears could be concerned. on alex and sasha pinczowski. their father is from the netherlands and they were making their way back to new york. they were on the phone with relatives at the airport when the blasts went off. >> unimaginable. erica hill, thank you. we'll have more on the situation in belgium coming up. but we turn to the race for president and the ongoing war of words over wives between donald trump and ted cruz. the texas senator blasting his rival. critics slamming both candidates for what they call a feud. peter alexander has more on this. >> how things changed in four months. then ted cruz gushed that donald trump was
now though, he is fiercely defending his wife and blasting his rival as a loud, new york bully. cruz is as angry as we've seen him, teeing off. >> my husband, ted cruz. >> reporter: candidate cruz embracing his top surrogate. >> i have to say, isn't heidi going to make an amazing first lady? >> reporter: ted cruz touting his wife hours after hitting his limit. >> you're a sniveling coward and leave heidi along. >> reporter: in a week-long war over wives. >> donald doesn't like strong women. they scare donald. real men don't try to bully women. >> reporter: the feud reignited by a re-tweet. this photo of heidi next to melania trump. >> i'm not looking forward to telling the girls why donald trump is launching insults and attacks at their mommy. >> reporter: trump, defiant. arguing cruz started the fight. this
a stop trump superpak. he knew they were putting it out. hence lying ted, he said. cruz isn't letting up. >> hieidi and i are here. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager dismissing the dispute at cruz's effort to gain attention and stay relevant in a race he's lost. are families fair game? chelsea clinton on the trail for her mom is weighing? >> i think the level goes beyond anything that we certainly have seen in contemporary times. >> reporter: trump mocking cruz's recent endorsements. >> ted cruz is just like any other politician. he says whatever he needs to say to get elected. >> ted cruz i not my favorite. >> reporter: the kicker, with friends like these, who needs enemies? that has trump's latest side kick was offering his own hallow praise. >> we have to work with what we have, not necessarily with what we ideally would want. >> donald tr
republican senator from nebraska said trump doesn't have the guts to say it to cruz's face. everyone with a sister, wife, daughter or mom should reconsider supporting this tiny little man. >> let's talk about the race itself. going toward the 1,237 delegates needed before the convention, trump says he thinks he can do it. he has the easiest path to do it before the convention. but if there is a contested convention, you've been doing reporting on the trump strategy. >> he's not taking chances. trump is quietly putting together basically a team of veteran political operatives to try to manage a contested convention. this is led by ben carson's former campaign manager. it's a two-phase strategy. the first focus in those crucial 40 days between the end of the primary season in june and the convention in july. they're working to get signed public commitments from what are called unbound delegates.
or some from states where they're free to support whoever they want out of the gates. that could help trump secure the magic number of delegates needed before they get to the convention. the second phase, the deal maker, donald, is looking to make deals, focusing on getting delegates to stick with him. as a senior operative told my colleagues, it's everything from offering to do a fundraiser or whatever else a delegate may want to stay with trump. simply put, donald trump is working on an insurance policy to lock this thing up this summer in cleveland. >> you see a lot of wheeling and dealing before this is all done. peter alexander, thank you. >> the art of the deal. we've heard that before. also, the flight attendant accused of trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine through security at lax goes back before a judge. we're now hearing from her attorney for the first time. here's nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer. >> reporter: marsha reynolds will be back in federal court today.
prosecutors say is a flight risk. charged with the intent to distribute drugs after police say she tried to smuggle nearly 70 pounds of cocaine through security at lax. >> there's more to the story. and the facts will come out and everyone will be surprised. >> reporter: federal agents say reynolds was caught on camera, just before she outran police. >> miss marsha reynolds, contestant number 15. >> reporter: the former jamaican beauty queen, studying to become a nurse, tried to cart $3 million worth of cocaine, police say, past the crew member security check-point. when the jet blue flight attendant was randomly selected for secondary screening, she dropped the bags and kicked off her shoes. the former track member sprinting out of the door to freedom. >> more random screening of employees with the continual vetting, i think it's a
employer, released a short statement, saying they're working with investigators. >> reporter: the fbi says reynolds later flew from lax to jfk, only turning herself in after the story broke. in court, prosecutors say she was working with an unnamed co-conspirator, who may be trying to flee the country. like a plot out of hollywood. >> ms. brown? i'm detective mark, lapd. can i ask what you have in that bag? >> the usual stuff, you know. i'm a flight attendant. >> reporter: but authorities say this was the real deal. 11 bags of coke and a flight attendant who took flight from the law. for "today", miguel almaguer, nbc news, los angeles. this morning, tributes are pouring into legendary comedian garry shandling. he was 66 years old and died of an apparent heart attack. this
influential and beloved comedians of all time. carson has that story. >> good morning. garry shandling's brand of humor was ground breaking. his big break came here on nbc. >> garry shandling. >> reporter: gary chand ry shant started at the "tonight show," where johnny carson helped his career take off. >> i went to the laundry matt because they have free clothes there. >> reporter: he made his first appearance in 1981 and guest-hosted for carson a few years later. >> you talk about your hair too much. can't you talk about current events? i said, sure, how does it look right now? >> reporter: there were rumors he could follow in carson's footsteps. he did something ground breaking inste instead. >> those of you in my american audience, i'll see you in the next scene. >> reporter: he created "it's garry shandling" show, mastering
wall. ♪ garry show >> reporter: but shandling's claim to fame came not as a late night talk show host. >> i did that because the audience loves it. >> reporter: but by mocking one. it put hbo on the map in 1992. >> of course, my side kick, hank. >> hey now. that's a sentence. >> reporter: days ago, he retweeted this picture, smiling with kathy griffin. but he also tweeted earlier, i hobbled today for the very first time. it was a very split-second, but it was a hobble, i'm sure of it. in january, he appeared in "comedians in cars," ironically remembering robin williams' death. >> 63 is so young is a phrase you never hear, relative to anything but that. >> you have to die in your 60s for them to say, boy, he was young. >> reporter: overnight, tributes from comedians he inspired.
funny, pretty much all the time. he was also extremely sensitive. he was complicated. he had a ton of empathy for other people. >> give it up for garry shandling. [ applause ] >> guys, so many tweets. our next half hour, we'll have more from the orange room about garry shandling. >> you were there -- >> that's right. his first appearance on the "tonight show" in 1981, cure coincidence, i was in the audience sitting right in front of his mom. she let it be known. i watched him perform on the stage and watched her glowing. the entire time. especially when he was called over. he killed it. he absolutely hit a home run that night. >> did you tell him over the years, i saw you. >> i told him i was there, sitting next to his mom on his first appearance on the "tonight show." >> the show in the '90s, it was popular, with the
family." >> terrible loss. carson, thank you. dylan is in for al with a check of the weather. >> rain up and down the east coast. it's not going to be all that heavy but we're going to see scattered showers in the northeast. chance of heavier rain, especially northern florida. this is a cold front moving moving eastward. ahead of it it's mild. temperatures close to 70, except across northern new england where we have freezing rain advisories through maine and also some winter storm warnings through northern maine. as this moves eastward we'll see the rain go with t. by this evening, we'll see the rain come to an end. it's not all that cold behind the frontal system. temperatures will be above average going into the weekend. down through florida, this is the area where we have a risk of stronger storms. we could see large hail, damaging wind gusts. yesterday in southern florida we picked up five inches of rain in two hours. we could see something like that today. across the country it's going to be a
area of low pressure and cooler through the great lakes in the 40s. 60s and 70s down south. watching the next storm system bringing lighter show through the rockies today. it will transition into a big rain event. especially through the midwest as we go into sunday. that will continue to move eastward and bring some rain to the areas up and down the east coast by monday. west coast, we're looking for highs in the 60s. that's a look at the weather across the country, your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds.
the latest on radar, i'm keeping a close eye on this line of rain. this will be our main source for showers through 11:00 a.m. after that we'll be mainly dry. this is tracking toward the northeast. it looks to impact washington, between about 10:00 a.m. and noon. so have the umbrella handy. know that most of your day will be dry. by the afternoon hours a mix of clouds and sun only the chance of a lingering shower in southern maryland. highs today in the upper 60s to low 70s. >> that's your entire forecast. >> good one. thank you very much. just ahead, will donald trump's history of controversy with women end up costing him the election? new poll revealing a big problem facing the republican front runner. and a head-scratching discovery at the grave of william shakespeare. who stole his skull? first, this is "today" on nbc.
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then the arrival of the casket of detective coleson. the viewing is from 9:00 to 11:00 and the service is at 11:00. that's the latest for this morning. >> thank you so much. breaking news in first 4 traffic with melissa mollet. >> a five mike backup remains. we're talking about 95 northbound. the crash at prince william parkway. we're slow as you're headed northbound to prince william parkway. take route 1 instead. it does not look so bad at this point. southbound 95 you're okay. outer loop at georgia avenue slow there from that earlier accident. >> tha
7:30. it's friday morning, the 25th of march, 2016. we have a big crowd out on our plaza. as we head into the easter holiday weekend. >> bunny ears out there. we'll get out and say hi to the people in a little while. let's get a quick check of today's headlines. nbc news confirmed at least two americans were killed in the bombings at the brussels airport. sasha and alexander pinczowski. siblings from new york. approximately 12 americans were injured in the attacks. several others are unaccounted for. at least seven people are in custody following a new round of terror raids in brussels. we're also getting our first look inside the apartment where some of the bombs used in the attack were built. and
in place for the town of callaway, minnesota, where a freight train collided with a truck hauling propane, sparking a fire. officials are burning off the propane before allowing residents to return to their homes. as we mentioned in the last half hour, this war of words and wives in the republican race is intensifying again. it's the latest dispute for trump that involves women. how is it playing with that key voting block? we have a new poll, and hallie jackson is looking into it for us. good morning. >> hey there, savannah. good morning. our new polling -- our previous polling shows nearly half of female republican voters say they couldn't see themselves picking the front runner. he does better among men. with this latest controversy, far from the first time trump has gotten into hot water for his comments about women. >> reporter: donald trump wants everyone to know how much he loves women. >> nobody respects women more than i do. i have tremendous respect for women.
everything. am i right, women? >> reporter: this morning, not everyone is cheering. ted cruz taking aim at trump's tweets about his wife. >> donald, you're a sniveling coward and leave heidi the hell alone. >> reporter: megyn kelly asking, seriously? she should know. you called women you don't like slobs, pigs and disgusting animals. >> only rosie o'donnell. frankly, what i say and, oftentimes, it's fun, it's kidding. we have a good time. what i say is what i say. >> reporter: with a familiar punch line. >> if i were running the "view," i'd fire rosie. i'd look in her fat, ugly face and say, you're fired. >> reporter: he's been critical offiorina. can you imagine that as our
president? when hillary clinton was late during a bathroom break -- >> i know where she went. it's disgusting. i don't want to talk about it. >> this matters for donald trump in november potentially. women are a majority of the voters. >> reporter: 70% of women view trump unfavorably. head to head against hillary clinton, he'd lose by 27 points. trump's campaign manager says the candidate has a long history of working closely with women and has a great relationship with them. his daughter has defended him in a magazine interview, calling him one of the great advocates for women. his wife has, too. >> he treats women the same as men. he will tell you what is in his heart, what he thinks. he will not hold it back if you're a women. >> reporter: from the women at home, plenty of support, but trump may need more than that in november. >> all of it makes for an interesting dynamic. if
democratic nominee, if she wins, she'd be the first female president. trump's campaign argues it's donald trump, not ted cruz, who would do better against clinton in the general election. >> hallie jackson on the trail for us, thank you. let's turn to something more entertaining right now. history is being made in cuba. just a couple days after the president's visit, the legendary rolling stones will perform a free concert there tonight, in a country where their music was once banned. hundreds of thousands are expected to attend this milestone event. ♪ >> hola, cuba. >> reporter: it's a british invasion unlike anything cuba has ever seen. the rolling stones landing in havana for a historic concert event. the rolling stones formed as a band in 1962, the same year as the cuban missile crisis. back then, groups like the stones were considered
radio. cubans had to listen to their music in secret. >> time changes everything, and so we're pleased to be here. i'm sure it's going to be a great show. >> reporter: cuba is a country steeped in traditional music. but there has been a not-so-quiet revolution going on. ♪ i can't get no ♪ i can't get no >> reporter: cubans rocking to the beat of that once subversive music. to devout stones fans, tonight's concerts is an event bordering on the biblical. [ speaking foreign language ]. >> reporter: all week, workers have been setting up the stage, the lights and the sound system. >> we can play anywhere in the world that we've played hundreds of times. coming somewhere new, exciting, it's a challenge. >> reporter: and an opportunity. >> it feels like
something different. i know it's nice. yes, i like it. >> along with tonight's concert, the stones are leading an ni initiative to get suppliers to donate instruments to cuban musicians. how much fun would it be to be at that concert? >> can you imagine? how many years in the making? 1962? >> it's when they were formed. it's been a long time. i think they'll have a great show. dylan, let's get weather. we have some rain moving into florida today. we'll see it linger around through most of the weekend because of this stalled front. northern florida has the best chance of seeing pockets of heavier rain off and on as this sits in place. you could see isolated severe storms. we have another storm system that will move east. this will produce some snow in the rockies. by sunday we'll see a
stronger storms through the afternoon and evening in kentucky and tennessee. here's a look at how much rain we're expecting. panama city into southeastern georgia, four to five inches of additional rain. here's a peek out your window. >> continuing to keep a close eye on this batch of rain. you can see yellows and oranges developing. heavier rain quickly pushing toward the east at about 30 miles per hour. it will impact washington as early as 8:30. i think by the midday hours most of us already dry. we'll see sunshine developing. 63 breezy and it will stay breezy throughout the day. this afternoon, a high of 73. cooler for the holiday weekend. 60 tomorrow. 68 on sunday. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, the 13 questions you should have asked before getting married. and coming up next, a shakespearean drama.
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7:41. back with new evidence that could solve a centuries old mystery. >> tamron has that story. good morning. >> this is a good one on a friday. a documentary set to air in the uk explores the life of william sp shakespeare and a legend his skull has been stolen by graverobbers. there's been no proof until now. >> i've lost my gift. >> reporter: william shakespeare has now lost his head. new evidence discovered that the playwright's skull was stolen. >> looks like a black hole. >> reporter: giving credibility to a 200-year-old legend that in 1794, graverobbers broke into shakespeare's
with his head. a curse penned by shakespeare himself. blessed be the man that spares these stones, and cursed be he that moves my bones. >> he might have expected that his bones would be dug up, just as in "hamlet," when the grave digger is throwing out the bones. they find shakespeare's bones, dig them up and put somebody else in the spot. >> reporter: luckily, technology found a way around the curse. radar scanning the grave allowed researchers at trinity church in stratford-up-in-av stratford-up-in-avon, to look at the remains without disturbing them. the team found disturbances where the head should be. >> it tells you something about shakespeare as relic, as something people want to possess. sure, there was grave robbing for all kinds of reasons, but shakespeare was different. >> reporter: now, william shakespeare giving the world a new story. a mystery unfolding four centuries after his death. a poet
stories are still portrayed on stage and film. >> the writer of plays and capture my heart. >> i am him, too. >> why would anyone want to take shakespeare's skull? one possibility in the 18th century, it was believed studying the size and shape of a human head could determine why a person was so intelligent. the documentary airs in the uk tomorrow night. i think they knew ebay would some day be invented. >> maybe on the presidential trail, they should stop talking about the size of hands and start talking about the size of their heads. >> that would raise the level of everything. >> angle i hadn't thought of. coming up, we'll do pop start. what has miley cyrus feeling nostalgic as her days of hanna montana. >> reporte how flo
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, pregnancy and caffeine. a new study links high level consumption by women and men with miscarriage. what you and your partner need to know. plus, madonna don't preach. the superstar's neighbors complaining about phony no parking signs outside of h her manhattan house. how she's fighting back in typical madonna fashion. renee zellweger opens up about the highly anticipated sequel "bridget jones' baby," and why she doesn't know who will be bridget's happily ever after. >> they give you three different
i don't know what they're going to do. >> today, friday, march 25th, 20 2016. >> we're from chicago. >> good morning, lansing, michigan. >> mother-daughter duos from kentucky. ♪ don't believe me, just watch >> we hopped up here from tennessee just to be on nbc. >> we're hooked on the "today" show. ♪ don't believe me, just watch 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 25th day of march, 2016. it is good friday. heading into easter weekend, lots to be happy about. we have an enormous, enormous spring break crowd out on our plaza this morning. on a pretty mild day. we thank them for coming by. >> look at the cute little
coming up, we are in for a treat. we're excited. brunch with bobby flay. carson has been thinking about this since last night. >> yup. >> his recipe will combine the love of southwestern cuisine and breakfast. you really need this in your life. >> when most chefs come by, you study the notes and ask intelligent questions. when bobby comes, i just grab a fork. i start eating. >> that's right. tamron has a look at the headlines while she fills in for natalie. take it away. >> good morning, everyone. secretary of state john kerry arrived in brussels, even as police were conducting new raids on suspected terrorists. chief correspondent bill neely is in brussels for us. >> more raids and arrests here, including three men in a car outside belgium's prosecutor's office. no idea why they were there.
a known militant who was said to be plotting another attack there. >> reporter: using stun grenades, belgian police raid a house in brussels. seven men arrested. it's not clear what connection any of those detained have to the brussels attacks, but police are confident they will find the bombers on the run. >> it's a complex investigation. it will be a long investigation, but i'm sure that we will identify them. >> reporter: the death of one bomber stunned his family. his brother spoke but didn't want to be identified. >> i can't believe it's him, but we don't choose our family. >> reporter: at least four with homemade explosives, a smashed computer, a door broken in the police raid.
shrapnel. these nails and screws were recovered from the bodies of victims. one survivor from the airport is still reliving the horror. >> screaming like, it's a bomb. then at that time, we see the smoke. >> could you believe it? >> i was in shock. >> reporter: to a city still reeling, secretary of state john kerry, alongside belgium's prime minister. >> the twisted killers who planted the bombs, terrorists whose seoole aim was to kill an maim, we will not be intimidated. we will not be deterred. >> reporter: many here are still missing. many of the dead, unidentified. the brief here is often silent but deep, like the anger and the fear. >> the man arrested in paris in a paris suburb was a known associate of abdelhamid abaa
paris attacks in november. the french government says he was a known militant and his plot was at an advanced stage. as they recover here from one atrocity, they and the people of paris are on their guard for more. >> thank you very much, bill. this morning, matt spoke with injured american nathan wells, still hospitalized overseas. he's one of three norman missionaries wounded in the brussels airport attack. >> i saw fire and i know the burns came from that. my body was lifted off the ground during the first blast. very loud. i started running towards the exit, people running toward the exit, and i had taken a couple steps. three seconds later, the second blast went off. >> he was also in boston during the marathon bombing and in paris during the attack last november. there was ad
arizona. police were pursuing a white pickup truck when the driver stopped, trying to steal a motorcycle from underneath the rider. didn't work. he went back to the truck, lost control and flipped over. the driver has a criminal record and was wanted for leaving the scene a serious accident last week. a florida woman was trapped in her burning car after colliding with a tanker truck. one officer smashed the driver's window, but the woman is pinned by her seat belt. air bag and steering wheel. another officer races over, frees the woman. together, they pull the victim to safety before the flames engulfed the car. stunning video to see. let me send it back to matt right now. >> tamron, thank you very much. this morning, there's a new
have a baby. researchers from the national institutes of health found that consuming caffeinated drinks, even before pregnancy, can raise the risk of miscarriage by 74%. nbc news medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here with what couples need to know. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> another part of the headline. it's not just women consuming the caffeine, it's men, as well. talk to me about this. >> what makes that interesting, matt, is multiple other studies have looked at caffeine intake for a woman during presidenc prd there can be adverse outcomes. this is men and women. >> let's talk about how far in advance of conception does this have an impact, and another after that. >> basically, what they did was follow couples until conception or up to 12 months. weeks and months prior to conception. they took diaries a
intake, cigarette smoking and caffeine intake. >> what levels are we talking about? >> greater than two beverages was associated with an increased risk. the obvious question is, what actually constitutes a serving? >> is that a small cup of coffee? is it a large, large, kcaffein e caffeinated drink? >> basically, one serving of coffee is considered -- a serving of caffeine is considered 8 ounces. roughly speaking, a regularly brewed cup of coffee will be around 95 to 200 milligrams of caffeine. it appears to be the cut off, if you talk to the people of the study. >> there's another part of the study that says, also, that women who drink two caffeinated drinks during the first seven weeks of pregnancy, more likely to miscarriage. >> a couple points
think are important to reiterate for people. again, this was something called an observational study. it's not going to prove cause and effect. there are, also, some residual factors that could not be controlled. such as other dietary factors, lifestyle factors, that could also impact a woman's risk of miscarrying. >> if we want good news to ends on, the study suggests taking a multi-vitamin before or during pregnancy cuts your risk of miscarriage by 50%. >> exactly. not that that will offset the risk associated with caffeine, but to a lot of people, the take home message here, if you want to optimize your chances for a healthy pregnancy as a man, as a woman, look for different things. take your multivitamin. limit your caffeine. you certainly limit your alcohol. you stop smoking. you get a check-up with your doctor and make sure all other factors are in order. you also want to maintain a healthy weight going into a p t pregnancy. i don't want people to be concerned about the t
we don't want to alarm people, but it is important information. >> natalie, thank you very much. while you have the mic, sing numbers off your first album. >> no, no, no. just ahead, the man who landed in handcuffs for not returning a movie 14 years ago and what he's theying about his arrest. plus, madonna pitted against her neighbors. renee zellweger on the return of bridget jones and why she's kept a low profile in recent years. to folks out there whose diabetic nerve pain... shoots and burns its way into your day, i hear you. to everyone with this pain that makes ordinary tasks extraordinarily painful, i hear you. make sure your doctor hears you too! i hear you because i was there when my dad suffered with diabetic nerve pain. if you have diabetes and burning, shooting pain in your feet or hands, don't suffer in silence! step on up and ask your doctor about diabetic nerve pain.
it is 8:12. it's a good time for trending. this one is audience participati participation. ready? >> okay. >> this is a most viewed story on the "new york times" website this morning. 13 questions you should ask before getting married. >> oh, boy. >> the paper says, what you don't know can hurt you. as i go through the questions, raise your hand if you asked any question like that to your spouse before you got married, okay? will we have children, and if we do, will you change diapers? >> carson? >> no, no, no. >> we did. not on the diapers part but -- >> children, okay. next question, how important is religion? how will we celebrate religious holidays, if at all? >> yes. >> of course. >> how about this, do we like each other's parents? >> yeah. we didn't have to ask. >> we got
>> you don't want to say to your spouse, by the way, you act nice around my parents but do you like them? >> you can tell. hopefully you know enough to know when they're faking it. >> can you deal with my doing things without you? >> i can't imagine asking that question. it's a good question, but what do you say? >> how does someone answer that? what's the right answer? >> yes. >> how often can i ditch you? >> hopefully you'd say, yes, i want you to have independence. >> if you've been in a relationship with someone, hopefully you know that. >> they're saying, no, you have to sit down. make this an interview. here's one savannah asks every day. what do you admire about me? what are your pet peeves? >> that's what i say to you, tell me about how i'm such a delight. >> another one, how do you see us ten years from now? here's one i like. i like this one. did your family throw plates or calmly discuss issues when you were growing up? >> or silently shut down, like my
>> that's a good question. >> did you have any of these conversations? >> not a lot of them, no. not a lot of them. anyway, it's cool. check out the "new york times" website for more on that. now to the man who is reminding all of us to return the movie rentals, no matter how late. his name is james myers. he was stopped by police in north carolina for a broken taillight. then the officer ran his license and found something else. a warrant. for not returning a vhs tape 14 years ago. no kidding. james said he laughed, too, but later that day, he was at the police station in handcuffs. >> so terrible. >> of course, we have one question. >> did he rewind it? >> yes, did he rewind it. >> shouldn't we say, dylan, a vhs was about this big. video in it. >> in the olden days, that's how we watched movies. it was a cinematic classic, "freddy got fingered," starring tom green. >> of course you keep that. ha
have returned. >> he had no idea where the tape came from. the court date is next month. tom green offered to pay his fines and the video store is now closed. >> 14 years later. >> what is it, like, $7? >> i don't know. >> i have a vhs tape with the blockbuster sticker on it. >> you do? >> it's a collector's item. >> i don't know the movie. >> what's the price on 14 years of somebody being robbed of watching "freddy got fingered"? >> so true. how about this, when you're nervous, what do you usually tell yourself to stay calm? do you say, stay calm? >> relax. >> breathe easy. >> according to a new study, it could be better to get hyped up. this is from a psychologist at harvard business school. need i say more? when people converted their jitters into excitement instead of anxiety, the performances improved.
reapprais reappraisal. it worked. when volunteers were asked to do scary things, like speak before an audience, sing karaoke. instead of getting nervous, they got really excited. >> channel that nervous energy. >> rebrand your anxiety. >> when i do talk to a large crowd, i say, i'm really nervous. everybody sort of calms down because i'm nervous. >> saying it out loud -- >> i'm the ti sing "eye of the my head. >> i mean, i don't know, what do you do when you're nervous? you're not nervous? >> i say, i should be here and, darn, they like me. >> you do? >> no. now to madonna. she's vowing to say three extra hail marys thislley cyrus' comm hannah montana.
signs in front of her mansion. she also altered the curb, painting it yellow. all of this to keep her driveway clear of cars. city officials are threatening fines if madonna doesn't remove it all. saying the signs and paint are illegal. madonna's neighbors complained to the daily mail. she wrote, yes, bishes -- that's the thing, i guess -- i am madonna and that is my driveway. if people park in front of it, i can't drive in my driveway. so sorry, the city doesn't like yellow. we'll paint a dull gray. >> that's madonna. >> anybody? >> no. >> i learned a new vocabulary word. >> it's a f
fall into the 50s in new york by saturday. 60s in washington, d.c. then the heat is on through charleston, west virginia, 72 on saturday. sunday, we're going to see the heat continue to move back into the great lakes. temperatures in erie, pennsylvania, 64. it cools off behind another cold front that will bring some of those showers. we also right now have that storm more on the wintry form. we have some snowshowers back through denver. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's the latest check on storm team 4 radar. once this line of rain moves through the area most of us will be dry for the remainder of the day. here's the latest impact time. gaithersburg 8:55. columbia 9:30 and the district around 10:00 a.m. after that we'll start to see a mix of clouds and sunshine. it's breezy right now. it's breezy this afternoon. highs warm into the 60s. a
>> dylan, thank you very much. bridget jones fans rerejoic. back and better than ever. >> get excited. renee zellweger returning in the upcoming "bridget jones baby" movie. you got to sit down with her. >> it was great. it's been 14 years since we last awe ms. jon saw ms. jones. in the latest chapter, she's in her 40s and dealing with a big surprise. >> i need development. i'm pregnant? >> surprise! >> reporter: she's now 43, fit and fabulous. but for bridget jones, some things never seem to change. >> how are you? >> very well, thanks. how are you? >> i'm fine. >> reporter: mark is still in the picture, but now, so is this dreamy guy. >> who is the father? is it mark? >> there's a 50% chance. >> a 50% chance? >> reporter: it's not just bridget who is in th
renee and the rest of the cast don't know either. >> is it true you shot three endings? >> they kept us guessing, yeah. you never know. people with cell phones, talking. i might slip up and tell my mom. oh, she ends up with -- >> so do you, in this moment, not know? >> i don't know what they're going to do. >> i'm leaning toward mark. i feel like he's loved you from the start. loves you as you are. >> it's true, isn't it? >> he's awful dashing. patrick dempsey. >> either way, it's not going to be a difficult ending for her, is it? >> reporter: not at all. and not difficult for fans to jump right back into bridget's qui quirky life. >> i fell in love in the opening scene. your pajamas, so free. ♪ all by myself >> take me back. what made you, i want to say, i
i love that she's so humble. i love that she's just self-deprecating but always optimistic and always finds a way. i think people relate to her perfect imperfection. >> reporter: in between films, zellweger keeps a low profile, better to avoid her own imperfections being constantly picked apart on the internet. >> i remember a couple years ago, people were saying, she changed her appearance. does it bother you, or is it par for the course? >> it's not really part of my life. it's part of the job, that i don't experience except when i step into this arena. in my home, you know, i'm not aware of it. i don't do any kind of social media, so i don't see it. i like to have -- i guess you would call them -- real experiences. >> reporter: for the experiences, making "bridget
going back home with all the characters we fell in love with the first time around, reconnecting with old friends. >> it was a long time coming. are you like, let's give it to the people? >> i guess. i hadn't thought about it. now that you mention it, yeah, it's time. >> big, giant, live selfie. >> a lot of fans will be looking for hugh grant. he passed on the latest sequel. but patrick dempsey, not the worst replacement. >> not at all. >> the level of excitement here over this. >> i watch it on the flight going out to l.a. from here, and it was so funny again. you're laughing, you're crying. >> you watched the original. >> the original, the first one. >> let's be clear. >> i don't know who the baby's daddy is. >> we should rent a car, go to the theater, smuggle in treats. >> what night? quick, tell me! ahead, we're cooking brunch with bobby flay.
good morning, it's 8:26 on this friday march 25th. let's check on your ride in to work with melissa mollet. >> good morning, looking a lot better here. 95 northbound at prince william parkway southbound looks good. we had a big back up earlier that really sort of dissolved quickly. that's good news. big look at the beltway. inner and outer loop rolling good. and outer loop there at the top of the beltway a tad slow. >> thank you we'll have a check on your forecast next.
good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today". it is friday, march 25th, good friday. a beautiful crowd out on our plaza. we've got the spring break crowd rolling along. how long does spring break last at the "today" show plaza? >> generally, another three weeks. >> we love it. crowds get crazier. >> favorite times of the year. we also love bobby flay, especially when he comes to make a brilliant brunch. take a look. he has the mushrooms going. he's got hashbrowns. we're talking about a great meal we're going to prepare with him in a couple minutes. >> we need to hurry. >> it's a great
studio 1a to talk about his newest role as an iconic jazz man. beautiful. first, let's get a check of check of the weather. i feel it getting warmer. >> i can't tell if it's the sun or lights. something is working out here. it's warming up we should hit 70 today. it goes down into the 50s on saturday. we are watching the chance of some stronger storms possible down through florida today and tomorrow. we'll see those showers fill in across the gulf coast and down through the tennessee river valley and stretching up through chicago. scattered showers and storms in western tennessee and western kentucky. and the northeast it's sunny and dry in the 50s and 60s. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a peek out your window. >> again, another check of storm team 4 radar with heavy rain in frederick county moving to howard county. south meager showers as itmo
it will impact the district around 10:00 a.m. more on my facebook and twitter pages for the timing. once the line is through most of us are dry. except in southern maryland and the northern neck. scattered showers there possible into the afternoon hours. highs today in the >> i think i found the most excitable corner. are you guys all together? >> no. >> where are you from? >> florida! >> having fun? >> yes! >> it's raining in florida so you picked a good weekend to come up here. guys? >> dylan, thank you so much. now to a fitting story on this good friday morning. >> all this week, kathie lee has been sharing her journey to the holy land, a place of deep spiritual and personal significaci significance for her. ♪ >> it's one of the best places on a trip to israel. this is the first time i'veee
my side. but he was very much in my heart. >> i just wanted to say con doe -- condolences about frank. >> thank you. he loved it so much. >> my wife listened to your testimony, and you were an encouragement to my wife. your christian walk means a lot to a lot of people. >> thank you. >> god bless you. >> reporter: this place meant a lot to frank. this time, i'm here with family and friends, including my writing partner, david and his wife kelly and son nikki. david collaborated with me the last 15 years. we wrote this song in memory of frank. ♪ told and then retold >> reporter: he loved the story of david and this beautiful, natural oasis. >> it reminds me when i was here four years ago with frank. he couldn't believe that david hid in these amazing caves. he was so moved by the story of david and
♪ when the giant roared, though the boy was small ♪ ♪ he threw a stone, and that was all ♪ ♪ down the giant came ♪ and nothing would ever be the same ♪ ♪ what is your stone ♪ where will you throw it ♪ what is your gift ♪ how will you know it ♪ whoa, what is, what is your stone ♪ >> reporter: walking through the ancient ruins of harod's palace brought back vivid memories with frank. >> i have a distinct memory of being here with my husband. the sports caster in him could not help it, he jumped up here like this,
and said, good evening, everybody, and welcome to giant stadium. it's a roaring crowd tonight here. it's full of people looking for a good fight. or something like that. wonderful way of frank's. he loved it here. oh, my lord, he loved it here. i have a million memories of being here with him. they're all good. >> reporter: rear in the ancient roman stadium, surrounded by family and friends, it seemed fitting to stop and pay tribute to him. >> we rejoice in his life, a life well lived. we rejoice in a race well run. when we just came back, he couldn't talk about anything else. he wanted to show everybody his stones. in the trophy room, nobody wanted to see the stones. they wanted to see his stuff. frank would take them straight to the trophies and say, look at the stones. i got them where david killed goliath. a man in seven halls of
his name written in the book of life. i just praise god for that. i'm so happy you're all here. thank you. >> reporter: i've been coming to israel for 45 years. it's a spectacular place. it's the home to and sacred for three of the world's most important faiths. the muslims, christians and the jews. it's a place that you can't even describe. you have to experience it for yourself. so i say to you what they say all around the world, next year. >> such a deep and personal connection for her to that place. >> every time kathie lee comes back from israel, she's so excited, exuberant and has so many stories to tell. >> she wants to share it with everyone. >> it's a beautiful story. coming up next, a woman who has influence ed generations. jenna bush hager got to catch up with
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beverly cleary turns 100 is sponsored by kindle. inspiring the love of reading. >> it is 8:39. we're back with a woman who probably played a big role in your childhood. >> definitely. beverly cleary, one of america's most cherished authors, is marking a milestone. jenna bush hager spent time with her. >> in full disclosure, i'm in love with her. beverly turns 100 next month but, as they say, age is just a number. it's something i definitely found true when i was lucky enough to chat with this literary legend. >> ha, ha, i get to ride the bus to school today all by myself, ramona bragged to her big sister. >> her stomach was
excitement at the day ahead. >> began with a bus ride. >> a long way from home. not long enough, she hoped, to make her feel car sick. >> reporter: iconic children's author beverly clearly has enchanted kids for generations. creating beloved characters like ramona, or the legendary mouse on the motorcycle, and henry, her first published in 1955. now 99 years young, still witty as ever. >> you're about to turn 100. >> yes. >> are you excited? >> well, i didn't do it on purpose. >> can you believe it? >> no, i can't. i remember a very ernest conversation my best friend and i had when we were, i guess, freshman in high school, about how long we wanted to live. we decided that 80 was the cutoff date. >> reporter: for such a prolific
books started reluctantly. growing up in rural oregon, she didn't learn to read until the second grade. only to find stories that didn't interest her much. >> so many books in those days, back in the 1920s, had been published in england. children had nannies and pony carts and they seemed like a bunch of sissies to me. >> reporter: she eventually became a school librarian and found that, like her, many kids just didn't relate to the books they had. >> i read a little boy came up to you and said, where are the books about kids like us? >> he didn't say it so nicely. he said, where are the books about kids like us? >> reporter: she decided to write them herself. more than 40 books in all, which kids like these as new york city's churchill school have come to love. >> how many of you have read beverly cleary?
pest. >> what's your favorite beverly cleary book? >> "mouse on a motorcycle" because i love mice, hamsters, like any kind of rodant. >> can you believe these books are 50 years old? >> no. >> wow. >> does it surprise you? >> yeah. >> if you could say anything to beverly clearly, what would you say? >> thank you. they inspire me to go out and read more, and i thank her so much for that. >> reporter: it's not just kids who have been influenced by her stories. >> these books are so wonderful when you're a kid and when you're 51 years old. they still matter to you. >> beverly, you were my inspiration when i started to write all those years ago. you remain my inspiration today. >> reporter: it's not the
nor the 75 million books sold in 25 languages that make beverly cleary happiest. >> what are you most proud of? and the fact the children love my books. >> reporter: 60 years of work and a storybook life, with more chapters still to come. >> what are you looking forward to? >> at my age? well -- i'll leave that up to you. >> do you not love her? >> love her. >> did you grow up reading her books? >> yes. >> they weren't around in my early childhood, but they got here. >> team ramona. >> i love it. to celebrate beverly cleary's 100th birthday, amazon gave away kindles loaded with books for families in maryland, ensuring another generation of young readers will enjoy her stories. >> good idea. >> she's the best. >> 100! i wish w
from his memorable role in "dead poet society" to "boyhood," ethan hawke has been in the acting business more than 30 years. in "born to the blue," he takes on chet baker, a man who struggles to fight his demons, while trying to make a comeback on the jazz scene. >> i want my life back. dick, come on. i want to play music. the way that i want to play it. this is my last chance. >> ethan, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i learned a new word when studying for this
anti-biopic. it was described as -- i guess it means it's about a real person, but it's not one of these cradle-to-grave story of your life kind of things. >> no. it aspires more to be a movie about the jazz scene and the jazz world and about a romantic relationship. really use the legend of chet baker as kind of a jumping off place. like the director used to say this, in jazz, they take a classic song lieke "summertime" and riff on it. in a way, this is a riff of the life of chet baker. >> imagines how he might have been. was it 10 or 15 year ago, you almost made a movie about chet baker. >> i did. >> is he following you, or are you following him? >> i don't know. we're being called together somehow. i do, i feel like this movimovi "born to be blue," is a sequel to a movie i didn't make 15 years ago. >> speaking of where
studio 1a, "today" show, we have a clip of when chet baker was on the "today" show. >> we'd like to do an original composition written by a young fellow named bob. recorded recently. called "slightly above moderate." >> i'll get out of the way. >> get a kick out of that? amazing to see, right? >> wow, that's so great. preparing for this part, we live in an amazie ining time. you see these amazing clips. it proves the point that a biopick can never capture a real person. our real lives are rich, dense, strange and boring and exciting. to make a movie, you kind of have to make a story worth watching. >> you did something amazing. it flips me out when actors are able to do this. you learned to play the trumpet and sing for this role. how do you take on something like that? >> it's the best part of my job. my job is like a jo h
i only learned ten songs. my sister, when we were growing up, she didn't know how to play the piano but taught her to play scott joplin's "rag." >> that's impressive. >> it's all she did. i can't play the trumpet, but i can play "summertime." >> i read a story, you had gone into this studio, had a great day of recording, really difficult but you got it done. go back the next day and they tell you -- >> i had to sing "my funny valentine," not easy to do. we do it, amazing and we're going to break and do the next song the next day. i come back in, and the guy, this guy i've never met before, the recording engineer, he deleted it when we left. i said, it must be still in the computer or something. he's like, well, i emptied the trash. when is the last time you emptied the trash before yesterday? two and a half years ago. why would you do that? delete, em
>> i thought they said nothing was ever gone on the computers, right? >> well, it's gone. the good news is, you know, it's one of those lessons, because i've been acting so long and my theory is, whenever something goes wrong technically, it's the gods telling youy you can do better. >> i heard it was better. thank you so much. the movie is "born to the blue." coming up next, bobby flay will help us cook up the ultimate brunch. this is "today" on nbc.
>> announcer: today's food is brought to you by yoplait. mm, yoplait. >> wrapping up our "today" food brunch week with bobby flay. good morning. >> good morning. >> look at that, this looks amazing. >> it's a quesadilla with wild rush rooms and tomatoes. brush infiltrates every meal. >> first, ingredients are not intimidating. >> tortilla, cheeses, eggs, potatoes. a lot of times i wake this with bacon, but it's good friday so mushrooms today. i'll put a little chili in, fresh cilantro, and mix thi
salt and pepper. >> doesn't take long, right? >> you can do that ahead of time. then we have hashbrowns. be careful, matt. it'll splatter a little bit. we'll get hashbrowns going in a cast iron pan. put it in a hot pan and let it get crusty. don't keep mixing it around. >> anything other than potatoes? >> no, potatoes, salt andonions well. peppers. then the potatoes. we can come over here. >> it's important you have a cast iron skillet for this, right? >> they're terrific because they hold the heat well. you want the crustiness of the hashbrowns. we have the hashbrowns with the chilies and the onions. i make a club sandwich-style case deal quesadilla. this goes in the oven. we h o
bit of the hashbrowns. then, of course, a little bit of cheese. i don't like -- i like to make mine thin. then put a little cheese in the middle. >> all right. >> not too -- >> see how they like it. >> paul reubens is here. >> how are you? >> great. >> you're cooking for peewee herman. no pressure. >> that's a first. >> definitely cool. guys, keep eating. >> you buttered the top or was a oil? >> a little oil. quesadillas, generally, are fried, but this is actually a healthier version. we're going to put it in a hot oven. 450 degrees. let it bake. >> what kind of cheese did you use? >> monterrey jack and cheddar. we cut up the quesadilla. we'll put it on top of the plate. i put an egg on top, because we are cooking brunch here. fried egg can basically become the thing that is on every dish in every restaurant. you see eggs everywhere.
sauce. here we go. >> what'd you think? >> we loved it. >> oh, i mean -- >> paul, what'd you think? >> delicious. >> nobody is using a knife and fork. >> get right in there. >> i didn't think of that. >> fantastic, bobby. "beat bobby flay" starts in april. he's back in the next hour, cooking a delicious strata. paul, the reason you're here is because there is a new peewee movie. finish chewing and tell us all about it. wait a minute, let me tell you about it. it's "peewee's big holiday." he's returning for a netflix movie. >> incredible. 30 years later. it's staggering. it's about peewee herman meeting a mysterious stranger and leaving his comfort and rut, and going out into the world and kind of trying to experience life a little more and living. >> the script sounds cute. it has joe
your real friend in life. >> yes. >> did you write it thinking, i know just the guy for this? >> i did, yeah. it was an incredible situation. i got to talk to him all about it at his recent wedding. it was super exciting. >> how are you so timeless? the spirit of your character that you bring to it -- >> i can ask you the same question. >> that's a good point. >> continue withmorning. good morning, everyone, it's 8:56 on this friday, march 25th of 2016. let's get a check of your morning commute with melissa mollet. >> good morning. so right now beltway not looking bad at all. we're slow at the outer loop approaching bw parkway. that's probably because of the shutdown for the funeral
. a little bit of everything in the weather right now. we have rain, sun and breezy conditions. this line of showers is going to be our main rainmaker. latest time has it impacting washington 10:00 a.m. light showers otherwise we'll have a mix of clouds and sun. breezy throughout the day and pleasant. you'll need sun glasses and use a small umbrella for a bit. temperatures warm into the low 70s.
this morning on "today's take," happy easter weekend. we're celebrating the holiday early with food, fun and trivia. then it's manhattan versus madonna. after the superstar expresses herself on a city sidewalk. bobby flay cooking up a delicious brunch for family and friends. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, thiss "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this good friday. it's march 25th, 2016. a nice, big crowd outside on our plaza. inside studio 1a, i'm willie along with tamron and dylan. natalie and al have the day
your jam is -- >> have you heard this? big in australia. jonas blue, a cover of "fast car." it sounds familiar. it's more tropical, they call it. >> absolutely. >> jonas blue's debut song. >> big in australia. >> look at you. >> i was running the other day and spotify played it. i was like, i know this one. >> you looked it up. >> i like it. >> by the way, the original, tracy chapman -- >> call us. >> we want more music. >> throwback thursday. >> she's one of the best. let's talk about easter. today is good friday. sunday is easter, as you know. probably making plans for the weekend. here's fun facts. i'm told they're fun facts. 2.6 eggs are bought every march. >> except when it falls in april. >> there you go. >>
march. >> that's what happens when you have a scientist filling? >> exactly. >> go back to your fun facts. i'll stay out of it. >> i looked at my watch to see the date. is it april already? >> what happened? >> we are expected to spend $17.32 billion in easter-related products this year. man, that's a lot. >> i heard more than halloween. this morning on the local news -- >> is that all candy or -- >> baskets and stuff. >> those are expensive. >> aren't they? >> the ones the kids get now. you go to the convenient store and get one before that would take two weeks to open. now they're elaborate. i bought my niece's one -- >> we'll let you finish. >> it was like $40. for the basket. >> we get ones that are like $3. >> every year, the easter
ceiling -- >> and put it together? >> it was filled with candy and treats. >> i like making my own. did we do that, diy? >> this is a terrifying number. more than 1.5 billion peeps are eaten every easter. 1.5 billion. savannah, want a peep? >> no, thanks. >> we'll pass the peeps. >> i'm good. >> you're our peep, so eat a peep. >> chocolate? >> come here. >> did you know, the next factoid is amazing. >> it's not for you. >> funny. >> i'm on a diet. >> 89% -- >> she's on a diet, she said. >> -- say chocolate bunnies should be eaten ears first. >> you do it instinctively. >> the solid or haollow bunny? >> i like the solid. >> i like the hollow, because it's easier to break apart. >> the downside of biting into a hunk of chocolate is what? >> that's the idea. >> exactly. >> in 1878,
>> this is fun. >> having fun? it was the first white house easter egg roll. who was president in '78? >> oh -- >> got her. rutherford b. hayes. al knows it. he yelled it out somewhere. >> madison avenue baptist church here in the city on easter, and then easter brunch. al roker gives us a ham for christmas every year that's a 900 pound ham. i ordered a smaller version, and i'm having -- >> from the same place? >> yeah. >> i didn't know if it was leftover from christmas. >> the ham he gives us is big enough that i could freeze it and serve it for the whole year. i got a fresh one for my guests. >> i have my dad and his -- i guess they're married now. >> you guess? >> yes, they are married now. i haven't ever said it out loud. they got married last summer. his wife, they're coming up for easter. >> cool. oi
>> you are? >> yeah. >> excellent. we have bobby flay up later. maybe he can give you pot roast tips. >> what are you making? >> cooking? you left me speechless. i couldn't even lie. we're going to lake george. they may be watching up there now. christina's family is there. >> hey, guys. >> we'll be hanging out for the weekend, and my mother-in-law will be doing a lot of cooking. >> you'll be eating? >> yes. >> will march madness collide with easter? >> in a good way. we have games tonight, games saturday, games sunday. it'll be a great weekend. >> that's why you're not cooking. >> i'll be parked in front of the tv. >> we hope you have something awesome. #"today's take" and let us know what you're doing for easter. maybe you have good recipes for willie, so he can impress the in laws. this tiny gymnast has stolen our hearts. she's 3 years old, and her name is emmy. she showed off her moves on ellen. her dad is in the army. thank you for your
year. before he left, he created daddy kiss jar. it's filled with hershey kisses for every day he's away. before showing off her skills as a gymnast, she had this sweet exchange with ellen. take a listen. >> do you get scared of fallen ever? >> no because then we get back up. [ applause ] >> oh, emma. i love it. >> then we get back up. just when you thought she could not be more perfect, check out emma's routine. >> oh! [ applause ] >> go ahead, emma. >> oh! and the dismount. >> nailed the landing. >> oh, my goodness. >> look how strong she is. >> here she goes. >> go ahead, emma.
[ applause ] >> can you do a special split? >> oh, my gosh. >> sign her up. >> so cool. >> i feel like olympic -- what's the schedule? >> she'll only be five. >> wow! she's three? >> was that the head? >> amazing. incredible. >> i find it impressive. my nieces are gymnasts. i always wonder how they try that back flip for the first time. how do you -- >> they're fearless. >> my niece is a gymnast, as well. must be the new thing for girls to get in. they send me videos of her on the beam. i am just like, are you kidding me? >> terrifying. >> emma is only three. >> i couldn't walk across the beam and they're doing cart wheels over it. >> ellen also has somewhere a secret vault of the most amazing children in america, in the world, and brings them
kisses thing. i was watching in my office. she said she's only supposed to eat one a day, but her mom says sometimes it's more than one because she thinks it'll make her dad come home sooner. emma! great story, love it. >> what's one of the most annoying things when you're at the beach? >> the sand -- >> drinks run out? >> yeah. that's annoying. >> or when the sand gets on your towel. >> oh, yes. >> there's that. there is a new towel -- >> where are you going? >> i'll show you the new towel. >> we have to show you. >> it's water and sand proof. i don't understand how the waterproof works because isn't it supposed to dry you off? it's more when you lay the towel on the sand, the sand doesn't pile up. >> you're going to hold a towel up. >> this is -- >> am i combining the sand and water? >> yes. lay this down. >> i love the music in the back, like i'm d
>> let's pretend for a second. >> i don't have to combine. >> let's pretend we're laying in the sand. >> i spilled the sand. >> i spilled the sand, because i've screamed that before. you come back to the towel and put water on it. >> i just spilled water. >> it rolls right off. >> is it comfortable to lay on? the other side is nice. >> the other side is the nice material. >> then that side is messed up. >> let's try this side. >> no. >> no? >> i don't want to lay on that. >> i have more water. >> can it rest on that side? >> when it's laying down like this -- >> here we go. >> -- the most annoying thing is when the sand comes up. then you lay on it and you have the sand and everything else. >> we want to lay on the terry side. >> this is comfortable. >> pretty good. >> not bad. >> oh, i can't believe it. >> itol
>> i like it. >> kind of, i don't know. >> now i'm covered in sand and water. >> $49.95. >> that's a whole easter basket. >> sandusa.net. >> was there a reason we did that? beach day. >> just a fun product? >> is there a beach day anywhere in florida? >> it's spring break. that's why we did it. >> thereup. we'll see nicer weather across the southeast where the rain is starting to clear on out of here. temperatures are nice and mild. today, too, we'll top out in the mid 70s. we have showers and thunderstorms across the pan handle of florida. those will move eastward. northern new england, we've got freezing rain, winter storm warnings across northern maine where we could end up with six inches of snow. the low pressure will move eastward. it's a
a bit on the back side of the front. we'll see highs above average as we go into tomorrow in the 50s and 60s. i want to point out this area including jacksonville, orlando, west palm beach we could see larger hail and some heavier down pours with the stronger storms. a marginal risk of strong storms today. here's a peek out your window. here's the latest on storm team 4 radar. tracking the line of showers. here's the impact times for you. district 1010:00. bethesda, 9:50. after that we'll have a mix of clouds and sun. sunshine out there now. all in all not a bad day. highs today in the low 70s. with a breeze from start to finish. al for tomorrow we'll be cooler with a high around 50, 68 on sunday. >> did you like the towel, willie? >> i thought it was cool. >> it's his christmas gift. >> am i getting one of those? >> you are. >> we'll swap. whenyl
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every year, the new york international auto show showcases the coolest rides from all over the world. today, dylan takes us behind the wheel. >> it was so cool and reminded me of my first car. it was a 1983 toyota, stick shift, cost me $300. >> what? >> if you drove with the windows closed, you got asphte
back. but i love that car. the auto show is all about newer cars and newer innovations that are not even on the market yet. >> reporter: from the high-end roadsters to futuristic concept cars, to the latest and greatest reliable family van? that's right. the new york auto show has it all. ed served as my guide. >> we're at the audi booth. what do we have under the sheet? >> we have basically iron man's superhe hero ride. >> let's take it off. >> you can see, it has a full virtual cockpit. 540 horsepower out of a v-10 engine. this is the bmw m-760. >> it'll be a cool car when the key looks like this. >> like a mini iphone. there's also this feature cal
you can adjust the volume. turn it down, what do you do? >> this way. pick it up? ♪ we don't have to roll out >> let's say you want to mute. what do you do? >> i just muted. so nice. ♪ >> reporter: i can't come to the auto show and not check out the porsche. this is as pure as it gets. 500 horsepower. you have to check out the inside. manual transmission. no leather seats here. the cloth seats, bucket seats, have much more grip. this is about as luxurious as you can get in the backseat of a car. >> this is amazing, too. feels like a private jet we're in, but we are actually in the xc90. massage function. a lot of awesome
like, well, we have tray tables. cooler box back here. >> if i got picked up in this for work, i'm not getting out of the car. >> exactly. >> i don't think of checking out the mini vans at a car show. >> well, if you were to, this would be the one to check out. this is the chrysler pacifica. i'm going to make this seat disappear. other family-friendly features. look on the back, the screens. tons of apps. the fun one is called are we there yet? if mom or dad puts the destination in the map system, it updates back here and lets people in the backseat, children, follow along. they don't have to ask, are we there yet? >> are we there yet? >> right. fantastic. >> that's the fun of a road trip. >> it is. >> looking at the cars has been great. the director of jeep brands, you're going to drive me around. >> i am. we're going to take a ride around the track. going off road. this is not
>> all right. oh, god. this thing is awesome. >> great car. >> dream car. >> i love it. with the top down. >> we grew up with a cj-7 and our family car now is a green wrangler. i love a jeep. >> i love the bmw. you noo >> you can set up your phone with it. answer a call, go like this. >> did you ask how much? >> starts at $80,000. >> was that supposed to be good? >> well, every other car there was running about like $215,000. i thought $80,000 was a little lower. you have to check it out. the auto show opens to the public today in new york city and goes through sunday, april 3rd. >> says something about where i am in life, where i leaned in most on the mini van. wow, look at that. >> great sound, amazing. next, history made in
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so did you, i'm sure. hard to beat a relaxing bath, even for a 275 pound panda. tian tian, a resident of the national zoo. tub of water with bubble bath soap. he soaked it up. pandas do not bathe regularly in the wild. zookeepers say tian tian is not exhibiting behaviors associated with breeding season. wow. let's get a check of -- what is -- why bubble baths? >> you're saying they don't use bubbles in the ey don't use bubbles in the wild? >> it's a little known fact. okay, i'm taking your time. >> okay. that's fine. that is probably more tr interesting. we had a couple of spotty showers through iowa and wisconsin and minneapolis. a little bit of light snow through the eastern rockies and storms through florida. nothing expected
severe. illinois, arkansas, into the gulf coast could see a slight risk of stronger storm in western kentucky and tennessee. back through the plains, things look quiet with some sunshine and highs close to 60. that's a look at the weather across the country. here's a peek out your window. as we continue to track a line of showers, it's slowing down. here's the latest, we have it impacting the district around 11:00 a.m. east on washington in southern maryland and the northern neck, by about noon. after that we'll notice a mix of clouds and sunshine. and mainly dry for most of us for the afternoon hours. breezy today and a touch cooler than yesterday. our high yesterday was 77. today a high of 73. and as we look to the weekend >> that's your latest forecast. tamron? dylan, pop fix is over 21 today. there's alcohol over there. all right, i won't get it in yet. we'll get to the party.
to get some satisfaction. the rolling stones flew into cuba yesterday ahead of his historic free consent. their music, rock legends, once banned in the country by the castro regime, forcing cubans to listen to the music in secret. before they arrived, the band said, we have performed in many special places during our long career, but this show in havana will be a milestone for us, and we hope for all our friends in cuba, too. hundreds of thousands of people are expected to turn out for the big concert tonight, which will take place at havana, and it is a free concert, phenomenal for the fans. deprived of the stones. madonna might need to find a new way to express herself. the grammy-award winning singer is causing controversy after posting fake no parking signs in front of her upper east side mansion. according to the "daily mail," she had the parking
posted in front of her home, as well as painting the cu arb yellow. after a complaint from her neighbor, department of transportation inspector issued an official letter. madonna took to social media in the way only she can. quote, yes, i am madonna and that is my driveway. and if people park in front of it, i can't drive in my driveway. she went on to apologize, adding, sorry, i'm saying three extra hail marys this easter for this transgression. she did say something else, but you'll have to go online because we're a family show. she did kind of have a play on words. go look it up. "idol" fans, two of our champions are returning to their roots. kelly clarkson, the first "idol" winner, and carrie underwood, who we love, are slated to perform on the finale. performances by other "idol"
jordan sparks and chris daughter tri. it'll air april 6th and 7th. there was a new matey joining the caribbean cruise. paul mccartney signed up for the new "pirates" film. while mccartny's role is unclear, a disney spokesperson said he would be the key component of an extra scene that's been added to the film. the franchise is no stranger to musicrichards, of course, was jack sparrow's father in 2008. "dead men tell no tales" is the fifth installment of the franchise and will be released next year. that is your pop fix. bobby flay, can i have one of your adult bev reeragebeverages? >> absolutely. peewee herman is back and has a holiday adventure for his fans. we'll catch
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movie "peewee's big adventure." >> now the creator and star paul reubens is back, bringing the famous character in the new netflix movie "peewee's big holiday." >> 999,954 bottles of pop on the wall. a traffic light, just like i've seen in "national geographic." i hope i'm not tempting fate by saying this out loud, but my very first holiday is off to a perfect start! >> peewee. >> so good to see you. >> and the laugh, i can sit and watch that all day. paul, good morning. nice to have you here. >> great to be here. >> so it seems like, you know, 30 years later, peewee hasn't changed a bit. >> a tiny bit but, yeah, thank you. >> peewee looks good, i have to say that. take us to where he is today. we all fell in love with the movie. i think i was 10r
old. the first and second one, i was a teenager. >> i was only 10 when i made it. >> exactly. where is peewee herman today? >> peewee herman today is living in a very small town. he's a fry cook in a diner. he's kind of a little bit in a rut. life is sort of passing him by. a mysterious stranger comes into the diner, played by joe manganiello, and they have an immediate connection. joe inspires peewee to take his first ever holiday and get out on the road and live a little. live the joy life. >> you and joe are friends in real life. did he ask you to be in "magic mike"? >> no, he did not ask me. >> what? >> no. >> i just knew that was the trade off. >> i know. well, i think, if there is a "magic mike 3," i'm pushing my way in. it's obvious. not as obvious to them. >> did you see joe in this role as you were making it? >> i did, yeah. i mean, i know a side of
he's a goofball. it's a real joy to bring that out and show people that. i've been sitting on that secret for the last six months. >> there are a lot of new people who are going to come to peewee for the first time. it's been 30 years since the first movie. you'll have an entirely new audience. so where, for those people, does peewee come from? where did you discover him? what part of your imagination did that character emerge from? >> i was in an improvisation group in los angeles, and they focused on character work, developing and creating characters. he came out of an improv many years ago. >> who is he to you? who was that guy when you were making him? >> i think he's the guy who -- the think i like about peewee herman is he has little back story. he's a character that i believe when you see him, you kind of get who he is. you don't have to really know very much. >> that's why he's so loved. i posted a couple weeks ago, peewee at the alamo when i was in texas. people went
instagram page. my niece is 16, another is 8, and they still watch the old episodes of "the play house." it withstood the test of time. >> it's amazing. if anyone would have told me, i would have not believed it. but yeah, netflix called the other day and said the movie is tracking really well on netflix, and they're able to tell that a lot of kids are watching the movie. moving from there and watching peewee's play house, also. >> will you play before you leave? >> love to. >> the movie opens with -- this is something i did in the movie. if you want to play along, you're welcome to. squeeze that for a second. what this is, i do this in the movie. it's a little fun thing. you take the clip offnd pull this out, and then you push this against yourself. >> is that called playing it? >> well
>> it's very musical. you have a musical background, right? >> we do. >> if you push, you can make it dirtier. >> and on that note, paul reube reubens, thank you so much. good luck with the movie. "peewee's big holiday" is out now on netflix. up next is brunch with bobby flay. one of the easiest dishes you'll ever make after this. you've finally earned enough reward miles on your airline credit card. now you just book a seat, right? not quite. sometimes those seats are out of reach, costing an outrageous number of miles. it's time to switch... to the capital one venture card. with venture, you'll earn unlimited double miles on every purchase, every day. and when you're ready to travel, just book the flight you want, on any airline and use your miles to cover the cost. now that's more like it. what's in your wallet?
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♪ wait for me we're wrapping up a week of brunc brunch. you may have people coming over for easter, and pop bobby flay you covered in the kitchen. we're doing a vegtarian brunch. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> what are we looking at? >> a strata. the best way to describe it, a savory bread pudding, and the eggs are the custard and blends it all together. we hav cheese, we have a french baguette. >> happy with that? >> caramelized onions, spinach. we have eggs and other ingredients and wrap it all together. you bake it in the oven. it's great to serve family style. you have lots of people coming over, it's a great way to get brunch done. put it on the table and
then you're -- >> they're already finished, by the way. >> on to our second twice. >> caramelized onions here. very simple. spanish onion, little salt and pepper. if you want to get them a little more caramelized, a tiny pinch of sugar helps. brings out the natural sugars of the onions. let's make the custard. eggs here, you're going to whisk this away. milk and cream. i like to put dijon mustard. co cool with that? >> fancy. >> french. salted pepper and nutmeg. >> beautiful. >> fresh thyme. >> okay. >> this is going to be the custard that wraps all the ingredients together. caramelized onions. put them right in there. >> does it matter if your bread is stale? >> that's a great question. it's actually better. >> i've seen bobby flay on another show before
you. ladies and gentlemen, tamron hall. so we have some cheese, like a swiss cheese. >> yeah. >> anyway, we're going to take all the ingredients and pour these over our strata. then we bake this in the oven. takes about 45 minutes to an hour. you let it set. you kind of mix this all together. >> spread these out? >> spread all the onions out. >> all right. >> bake it in the oven. you can cut it and make it nice and neat, or take a spoonful out and put it on a plate. >> whokay. >> take cherry tomatoes, even though they're not great in season yet, they have a lot of flavor all year round. i just put them in a saute pan and let them pop. then we put them on top. you can start to eat. >> how easy. >> and we have blood orange
good day. >> you can make it this sunday. >> easily. >> what was the answer to the stale bread question? >> it is actually a good thing for any bread pudding. sort of day old bread. use the leftover bread, utilize it and make a sta that. >> for the record, i also beat bobby flay. >> now i want to -- >> it's called "beat bobby flay." >> what about me? >> what did you make? >> i was just a judge. check it out. another chef beat bobby flay. happy easter. great to see you. shout out to a food club standout. kait hanson of hawaii made these cookies. for the recipe and bobby's from this morning, head to today.com/food and hit the brunch tab. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. it's time to get out and explore.
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♪ wake up >> where's your drink? >> dylan, you have a preview. >> quesadilla and the strata, i'm stuffed. >> bobby should do this for a living. >> should get a couple restaurants, too. coming up on "weekend today, "we'll introduce you to the youngest female monster truck driver. >> oh, cool. >> she is so good. she has total command of the trucks. we've got her story this weekend, how she got into it, what she loves about it. it's so cool. >> did you ride with her? >> sheinelle did the story. >> sheinelle! >> she's amazing. >> did you drive? >> she's the only one that can fit inside. >> amazing. >> how old is she? >> 18. >> wow. >> old enough to drive. >> dylan, thanks. happy
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forecast now. >> you know throughout the morning i've been keeping an eye on this line of rain. it's slowing down and kind of spreading apart. so it looked like if it would stay together rain would be out of here at 11:00 a.m. we will be tracking cloudiness through the metro area. a breeze, we're near 70. a high today of 73. not a bad day. cool tomorrow with plenty of sun. >> thanks, a funeral
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