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a powerful earthquake rocks central italy overnight causing widespread devastation. at least 37 people killed as crews dig for survivors out of the rubble. trouble looming. a big storm brewing in the atlantic and gaining strength. it could become a hurricane as early as this weekend. florida, louisiana, texas, all potentially in its path. blurred lines. donald trump back on the attack. >> it is now abundantly clear that the clintons set up a business to profit from public office. >> this time over a new report showing more than half of hillary clinton's non-government meet a
charity. this morning, why the clinton campaign is calling that report utterly flawed. and cashing in? a new twist in the controversy surrounding the skyrocketing cost of life saving epipens. the salary of the head of the company that makes them rising from $2 million to nearly $19 million in just eight years. the outrage and the company's explanation "today," wednesday, august 24th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning and welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. a morning we have breaking news coming out of europe. the strong earthquake striking central italy this morning, the epicenter about 100 miles northeast of rome and one mayor sayg
more. lucy calf atphauf is in the heart of the city. >> reporter: good morning, matt savannah. it is a dark day for italy. at least 37 people were killed and we don't know how many injured. for the rescue workers that you might be able to see here behind me, it is a race against the clo clock. the earthquake struck in the dead of night. there was no time to react. at 6.2 magnitude, it was powerful enough to jolt people awake 100 miles away in rome. in this mountainous central region of italy, the earthquake hit several towns, but here in amatrice the devastation was worst. ancient buildings and churches destroyed, cars crushed. the town center now a pile of rubble, rocks and twisted metal blocking these once-idyllic streets. even part of the
gone. there are some 70 people under the rubble this firefighter says. emergency workers and residents use shovels, bulldozers, even bare hands to try to rescue those trapped beneath the rubble. their destroyed homes. >> translator: we need chain sauce," says this firefighter. we need everything. some didn't survive. others are still missing. those who escaped unharmed in shock and disbelief. "the whole ceiling fell on my head," this survivor says. "i just managed to put a pillow on my head and i wasn't hit. i was lucky." it is a tragedy this country has known before. eight years ago a powerful quake claimed more than 300 lives. that city remains a ghost town. in rome this morning, pope francis prayed for the victims of today's tragedy. "hearing that there are children among the victims," he says, "i am deeply saddened." th
rebuilt, but life here has been shattered. the mayor this morning saying this town which survived centuries is effectively gone. they're pleading for anything to help people in this town. >> lucy lucy kafanov, we apologize for some of the transmissions there. a potential threat developing in the atlantic, and al is watching it right now. >> good morning, guys. we have a couple systems in the atlantic, and we have gaston, and investigation area 99l. it has a chance of becoming a tropical entity, and this is the formation zone over the next five days, stretching from the
we have two models, and they die verge quickly. on sunday the american model keeps it over the bahamas, and here it comes from over miami and then it hangs around as a rain maker in florida, and in the gulf it comes as a potential hurricane. this could be a major storm threatening louisiana, the texas gulf line. at worst case, it's not what will our friends need there. in the race for the white house, now, donald trump held a late rally in texas last night blasting hillary clinton over an associated press report
we have a special report with andrea mitchell. >> hillary clinton. now it's not just about her e-mails. donald trump throwing a new attack. it's impossible to figure out where the clinton foundation ends and the state department begins. >> the associated press reviewing clinton's calendar's as secretary of state, reporting more than half of non-government visitors are callers were foundation members. >> this is why i called for a special prosecutor to look into this mess. >> the clinton campaign is pushing back
and saying the story cher repicked. melinda gates, a charity whose partnered around the world. >> i think it begs to question was it pay to play with the clintons and they created the mess and the ora of questions that still needs definitive answers, and even as clinton's ally argue, the republican nominee has no room to question her ethics. >> but clinton's e-mail troubles aren't going away. as more as 15,000 more can be released before the election, and an army unit put clinton's picture for spotting insider threats, along with
snowden, chelsea manning convicted in the wikileaks case, and david petraeus traded secret documents with his biographer. the army said the slide show is no longer being used. and hillary clinton is fund-raising again today. it's going to be harder for clinton to escape the uproar over another fund-raiser. elect. matt and savannah? >> andrea mitchell on this story, thank you. also at that texas rally, >> trump renewed efforts to win over minority efforts but the pitch is falling flat. hallie jackson has that part of the story. good morning. >> savannah, good morning. this morning a trump
nominee is taking more trips to urban more areas and expect to see trump push this message to battleground florida facing an uphill battle to chip away at hillary clinton support. a new pitch and a new push as donald trump works to win over african phrpbz. >> so the african-american community, give donald trump a chance, and we will make your streets safe so when you walk down the street you don't get shot. >> critics calling the new outreach condescending as he tries to expand beyond his base of white voters, turning to the
among african-american voters, trump trails hillary clinton by a staggering 79 points in our new survey money online poll. if he is elected he will end up with way more support. >> he says by 2020 he will have 95% of the african-american support. >> why are you laughing? >> that's donald trump. he has a heart for every american. >> trump has work to do with hispanic voters, too. his name was spelled out because his immigration position was not. the candidates hinting he is ready to walk back his hard-line stance of deportation. >> there can be a softening, because we are not looking to hurt people, and we have great people in this country. >> still, trump has not gotten specific about how he might soften some of his immigration positions and
more in the coming days tomorrow, and a source close to the campaign tells us he will meet with some new mexico new york. shooting of a deaf man by a state trooper. the death of daniel harris is sending shockwaves through the charlotte community where he lived as his family demands answers. nbc's blake mccoy spoke with them. blake, good morning to matt, good morning. this family is frustrated. they are desperate for answers and can't wonder what role harris played in him being shot. he would call me every day. >> this morning loved ones are remembering daniel harris as athletic, outgoing and for his big heart and his brother and sister, both deaf like daniel, communicating their
through sign language. >> when i was told, honestly, my heart just broke. i was in such shock. he was the sweetest man on earth. it's just impossible that it could have happened. >> i want to know the full story. i want to know exactly what happened. >> both believe miscommunication between harris and carolina state trooper may have played a role in the traffic stop that turned deadly. it was 6:14 last thursday when the trooper tried to pull over harris for allegedly speeding on i-485. harris didn't stop a leading the trooper on a seven-mile chase, and nobody knows why harris didn't stop but when he got out of his car, according to police an encounter took place between the driver and trooper causing a shot to be fired. >> shots fired.
troopers are fine. >> harris died just steps from his front door. >> why was he shot? and that keeps running through my mind and i can't accept it? why did the officer shoot? there's nothing! >> trooper saunders is on paid leave this morning, routine after an officer-involved shooting and the bureau giving a statement. >> he had no weapon. i have known him since he was born. he was a harmless, harmless individual. >> how ironic is that, never touched by one but killed by one. >> i know. i know. >> the family hopes
with that a goal in mind, and no timeline on when they might release more information. matt and savannah, i am told the family knows as much as we do. >> thank you. there's growing anger this morning among the millions of people that rely on having an emergency epipen at all times to guard against the allergic reaction, and the executive competition is up more than 600%. tom costello on the story from washington this morning. >> this is a medicine that many states require schools to stock in case a child suffers a potential deadly attack but the company that makes the epipen has a near monopoly and now congress is calling on a federal investigation into price gouging. it's called an tau tp
shock. an atpau flack particular shock. . 9-year-old joshua fernandez is allergic to nuts but over the eight years the price to pharmacies for an epipen two-pack has skyrocketed from $100 to $600. and the pens must be replaced yearly. now nbc news has found that over the same period, mylan pharmaceuticals raised executive pay and compensation by more than 600%. >> i'm struggling to just provide basic life saving medicine for my child and the money that i pay for this medication is go beiing to somebody's paycheck or some crazyro in congress, republicans and democrats are alleging price koupblging calling for an investigation. and one senator, abigail, relied on an epipen since she was a child. >> how can you explain this very same item made by an american company is hundreds of dollars cheaper in
>> better reflects important product features and the value the product provides and offers coupons to help customers with high insurance deductibles, and going from $2.4 million to $19 million over eight years. >> it's coming at a time when there almost has never been more scrutiny on a drug company for prices. >> doctors are reluctant to prescribe it because so many people have been trained to use the epipen. >> we're talking about taxpayer dollars, too. you were talking about the big storm in the atlantic and now a nice day in the northeast. >> it's going to be a gorgeous day. we have spectacular weather to talk about, low humidity and sunny and warm, and we see afternoon storms later da
rouge. they do not need that. we will look at this more in detail, and could be airport delays today into tonight for parts of chicago, and out west, more gorgeous weather. look at portland, oregon. sunshine and 92 degrees, and 82 in los angeles we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. good morning, i am storm team 4 meteorologist, chuck bell. it's ni
and temperatures in the 60s, 68 in washington and 63 in leesburg. as you are planning out your day today plan on all sunshine all the time. low humidity, and temperatures just about average for the third week of august this afternoon, up to about 87 in downtown washington, and then for tomorrow, more sunshine and back up to near 90 tomorrow and getting noticeably warmer as we get to the weekend. >> get that weather anytime you need it, check out the weather channel on cable. coming up, new trouble for fox news? the lawsuit just filed by a former anchor that claims she was sexually harassed at work and then punished for complaining. a rossen reports, the high cost of weddings. are you being over charged just because it's your big day? but first this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning, it's 7:26 on this wednesday, august 24th. i am aaron gilchrist. >> i am eun yang. in the news for today -- >> a man was shot and later died at the hospital and police do not think that shooting was random. melissa, how are the roads looking? >> still delays on the beltway inner loop and outer loop and inner loop we have the overturned tractor trailer and delays in both ways and three lanes getting by there on the outer loop, and outer loop after i-95, two lanes getting by and the crash and yellowi
huntington. a backpack for kids drive is under way and you can donate right now, and these are live pictures from apple federal credit union in kings town. >> and you see them there live and they will be there until noon, and you can still donate if you don't make it out there, go to nbcwashington.com. we will take a break and check your forecast next. stay with us.
weather back in the forecast as we head towards friday, and the weekend, highs in the 90s. >> another local news update in 25 minutes. >> for now, back to the "today" show. luann bennett. after losing her husband to cancer, she raised three boys here in northern virginia and grew the family business. a single working mom who helped create over 1,000 local jobs, bringing people together to solve problems. i'm luann bennett. in business, you bring everyone to the table and work to get results. congress just doesn't get that-- there's too much partisanship. i approve this message because washington needs more common-sense problem solvers.
we're back at 7:30. it is wednesday morning, 24th of august, 2016. that is the music of dnce, played just in time for the concert they're throwing live on our plaza on friday, part of our citi concert series. get this -- if you cannot actually be here and your regular old tv screen isn't cutting it, we have something special for special fans. for the first time ever we will live stream performance in virtual reality. i don't even know what that means but it will be just like you are on plaza. >> you've played air guitar. >> oh, my goodness. if you want to learn more about lou to get in on that awesome experience, go to today.com. let's get a check of the headlines on this wednesday morning. death toll
a very strong earthquake in central italy early this morning. the 6.2 magnitude quake caused a number of buildings to collapse in several towns north of rome. rescue efforts are under way right now to dig survivors out of the rubble. a new case of zika is raising some concerns in florida that the virus has spread even farther. a person in the tampa area tested positive. this is the first case outside of the miami area. it is unclear how this person developed zika but officials say that patient has not traveled internationally and sexual transmission has been ruled out as a cause. and, u.s. olympic swimmer jimmy feigen is opening up for the first time about that gas station incident in rio that ryan lochte initially described as an armed robbery. in a statement to nbc news, feigen admits leaving out certain facts when he first spoke to police. he says he was trying to protect lochte because he had pulled a poster off of a wall. feigen called
mistakes and apologized adding, he is thankful the ordeal is over. a new lawsuit emerging against fox news just a month after chairman roger ailes left that organization amid accusations of misconduct. nbc's senior legal and investigative correspondent cynthia mcfadden is here with more. she's been on this story from the start. >> good morning, savannah. well, former fox news anchor, andrea quinteros filed a lawsuit claiming she was not only harassed by retaliated by a number of fox news executives once she complained. the former co-host of fox news shows is taking on what she called in her complaint a sex-fueled playboy mansion like cult steeped in intimidation, indecency and misogyny. she had been employed in
through 2016 but allegation in late summer of 2014 her tenure at fox news devolved into a nightmare of sexual harassment by recently ousted ceo roger ailes. the suit says on two occasions ailes asked her to turn around so i can get a good look at you. he is not the only one she says acted inappropriately. even though he is not named as a defendant in a lawsuit, she claims in her complaint that bill o'reilly started sexually harassing her in february of this year. through representatives at fox, o'reilly declined nbc's request for comment. but two guests who appeared on fox are publicly refuting her claims after dean cane who she said in her complaint he inappropriately hugged her in a live webcast but he responds through his attorney that he never acted in an appropriate manner toward her. scott brown accused in a lawsuit of putting his hands around her waist said in a tweet that, as a survivor of sexual abuse,
or actions as described in fox complaint. according to the suit, tantaros says they are complaints to fox executives fell on ears and that fox's current co-president, fred shine, told her ailes was a very powerful man and that she needed to "let this one go." in a statement to "new york times," shine said andrea never made any complaints to me about roger ailes sexually harassing her. >> regardless of the truth of allegations, the way the court of public opinion works is the more smoke there is, the more likely people respond to the fire. >> fox news said in april issues had arisen regarding andrea's contract, a rimpeference to a b she relent station. mr.
weather. >> had mentioned we were looking at strong storms. from green bay down to springfield, expect airport delays in the next couple of hours, and then stretching through des moines, wind gusts of 60 miles per hour and golf ball-sized hail, and this is part of a front that pushes through early storms, and these continue on into the late day period and on through thursday could be overnight storms through chicago and scattered showers and thunderstorms making their way through the great lakes. rainfall amounts, look at this, we could be looking at three to four inch from wichita, kansas city, and heavy rain as far east as quincy, illinois. nice-looking way to get the day started today and the temperature is 61 in manassas, and 61 up in damascus,
this morning. sunny and warm, low humidity for today and south wind averaging 10 miles per hour, and today's high downtown 87 degrees, and tomorrow highs back up to 90 degrees, and not too humid tomorrow but high heat and humidity arrive on friday and last into the weekend. >> just ahead, is it the best policy ever? why one texas teacher says she is done giving homework. >> i bet the kids agree with that. and first, the rossen series, pay back. >> are you over paying for the big event? experts say it's called the wedding markup. we are pulling out of hidden cameras to check on it out once and for all. ther? yes, all these colors go together. or, about our reputation... it's from the paint company that pros trust. or the smooth, professional finish that makes those colors
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planning a wedding. >> can be expensive, but are you getting overcharged? national "today" correspondent jeff rossen went undercover to find out. >> good morning. you know going in your wed something going to be expensive. they get you, don't they? you need a venue and everything else to make it special. but experts say something else is at play here, too, a secret tax, if you will. they call it the wedding mark-up. when vendors hear the word wedding, prices can skyrocket just because it is a wedding. but is that really true? is it really happening? this morning we are putting it to the test with our hidden cameras. >> reporter: your wedding day. you've been dreaming of it your whole life. but the perfect wedding day will cost you. big. all right. we want to see if this wedding mark-up actually happens. here's what i'm planning. i'm going to visit a venue, a photographer and a deejay, tell them i'm planning a birthday party and get prices. my producer,
>> yeah, i'm going to make my own appointments but i'm telling them i'm planning a wedding. we'll tell them it is the same amount of guests for the same date and we wanted same services. you would think we would get the same price. >> you would think so. but let's see what happens. >> reporter: first up, the venue. >> happy to be doing a party possible here. >> fantastic. let's check it out. >> yeah. it is for a five-hour birthday party with a cocktail hour and a sit-down dinner for 150 guests. >> you could actually move some of these front tables in that area right there. >> yep, perfect. >> reporter: all looks good but what will my birthday party cost? >> so it is $96 all inclusive. >> $96 per person. >> $96 per person. >> my total all in, birthday party price, all-in, $14,696. when lindsey checks it out, she gets the same tour, the same exac
>> the total for this package, 14,667. >> reporter: and the same exact deal. great news. but every party needs a photographer. watch what happens when i meet in one. >> what's going on? >> you look familiar. >> oh, i don't know. i'm one of those faces, i guess. >> just a few steps through the door. >> is your name rossen? >> it is. >> you're rossen reports? >> yes, sir. >> does he know we're taping a rossen reports right now? >> i had a feeling i recognize you. nice to meet you. how many people you planning? >> 150. >> okay. no problem. >> okay. good. back to business. my birthday party. >> where is it going to take place? >> we don't have an exact venue but it will be in this area. >> he charges me $750 for five hours of photos. >> i'm not getting any rossen reports discount or anything. >> no. >> $750 is what anybody would pay for a party. >> exactly. i'm not giving you any kind of hidden privileges or something like that. r
hi, good to meet you. lindsey. >> she asked for the same night. >> looking for five hours for just the reception. no post-photos, none of the getting ready before. she also says her event is going to be in the same area. >> probably be more than $800. >> $800. okay. >> lindsey gets charged $50 more for the wedding. pretty close. he later told us, he only charged more for the wedding because he misunderstood and thought lindsey's location was farther away. but just when we think all is good, i go shopping for a deejay and find a big price gap. >> $1,650, photo booth and two main deejays. >> the shooting star package. $1,650. >> reporter: but when lindsey gets a price for her wedding for the same day. >> looking at $2,400. throw in the cocktail hour for free. >> reporter: that's right. same night, even the
package. >> shooting star. >> the shooting star. >> birthday party price, $1,650. lindsey lindsey's wedding price -- 2,496.i 2,496.50. almost $850 more for the wedding. the deejay company later telling nbc news weddings require much more attention to detail. the talent must go through a lengthy training process and back-up equipment is also taken. birthday parties have less formalities and planning time is nearly at a minimum. a revealing peek behind the veil before you say "i do." this is one of those cases where you can play junior "rossen reports" investigators at home. go undercover yourself and you don't even need hitten cameras. if you're planning a wedding, here is an idea. get the price, then have your friend call up the same vendors and get priceses for a birthday party just like we did on the same nice with the same services. most places we found, guys, will give you a price over the phone. we hope it
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. we're back at 7:50. carson's on the west coast with "the voice." tamron's on orange room duty. >> this is a great story. nick templeton brought a tour gr nick templeton, boy, after 30 minutes of watching the orca and then a seal hopped on to the back of his boat, and the seal fell off the boat, not once but twice, all the while the whales continued to circle in the water. the seal was able to keep his balance and waited out the whales until they disappeared and thenpp
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as she gets set to release her 43rd album, today on wednesday, august 24th, 2016. ♪ >> happy birthday! >> celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary! >> class of 2020! >> woo! >> all right, it's 8:00 it's 8:00 now on this wednesday morning, 24th day of august. 2016. we have a big crowd out on the plaza this morning, and a lot to get to. >> well, you know, they say the
we are really hoping that's the case for today's lucky going for the gold contestant. on tuesday, a very enthusiastic meg gave it her best shot and 30 seconds later she came up a little short. so she gets the chance to dive in and search for that one gold ball worth $25,000 from south carolina, where is grace? grace! grace! come on. come on over here, grace. >> all right! >> oh, my. >> how are you? >> don't be afraid. >> oh, my gosh. >> what does the poster say? >> the poster says i want to find the goal ball for my green beret, my boyfriend. stationed in the middle east right now. yes. are you ready to go. >> i am really
>> we will have you look for gold in just a bit. >> can we bring in one other special guest? here is wrangler. >> wrangler is back on our show. >> wrapbgly recently passed his final test with guiding eyes for the blind, and he carefully guided his blindfolded instructor around. >> we are told he was very confident and we are happy to say he is officially eligible to become a guide dog. in fact, today is a big day for him because wrangler is going to meet soon the person he will guide every day and we can't wait to meet that person as well. hi, wrangler, did you miss us at all? >> he is focused. >> he is on the job. >> we miss him. >> we are going to have a lot more
a look at the news at 8. >> a powerful earthquake rocks widespread it'sly overnight. they are searching for survivors as that death toll grows. nbc's lucy kaf atphauf. for ita. 37 people killed, others still missing. for rescue workers here it is a race against the clock to save those trapped beneath the rubble. >> reporter: the earthquake struck in the dead of night. there was no time to react. at 6 didn't 2 magnitude, it was powerful enough to jolt people away 100 miles away in rome. in this mountainous central region of italy, the
hit several towns but here in amatrice the devastation was worst. ancient buildings and churches destroyed, cars crushed. the town center, now a pile of rubble, rocks and twisted metal rocks and twisted metal blocking these once iconic streets. emergency workers and residents used shovels and bulldozers and bare hands to free those trapped beneath the rubble of their homes. those that escaped unharmed in shock and disbelief. in rome this morning pope francis prayed for the victims of today's tragedy, hearing there are children among the victims, he says, i am deeply saddened. the buildings may one day be rebuilt, but life here has been shattered. >> officials are still looking for donations of blood and rescue supplies and food and medicine, and the serious
is that we are still feeling aftershocks here and things could get worse before they get better. >> all right, lucy, thank you very much. donald trump escalating his attacks on the clinton family foundation at a rally last night, trump said a new associated press report shows more than non-government meetings were with foundation donors and the campaign pushed back saying that report used flawed data and cherry picked from a subset of the schedule. be waterboarded after 9/11 was seen by the outside world tuesday for the first time since his capture in 2002. he appeared before a pentagon panel by video link from the military prison in guantanamo bay. he has been held there without charges for ten years. the panel did not make a
be released as part of his interrogation in the secret cia prison, zubaydah was waterboarded 83 times. government has since dropped its claim that he was a top al qaeda leader but it still contends that he probably has an extremist mindset and may still be dangerous. new concern in florida this morning that the zika virus may have spread from miami and is now in a different part of the state. florida's governor, rick scott, anouned on tuesday there is a non-travel related case of zika in the tampa bay region. this is the first in the state outside of miami-dade county. governor scott says so far there is no evidence of local transmission in the tampa area. state officials are working to find out where and how this person contracted that disease. we're going to take a break. coming up, bar none, the surprising reason soap sales are slipping. plus, jill martin helps you save on back ln to-school with a special edition
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following ago. one year ago, zion harvey became the first child to receive a double hand transplant. well, today he is thriving. we're going to talk to him and his mom and the doctor behind this ground-breaking surgery in a moment. but first, a little bit more about his journey. >> okay, zion, whenever you're ready. >> it was like, okay, when i let this ball go -- >> it's your pitch. >> -- i have to see how far it will go. and i was surprised it went that far. >> reporter: before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at a baltimore orioles game, for 9-year-old zion harvey, it was life throwing the curve balls. when we first met zion a year ago, completing every day tasks had its challenges, let alone fulfilling his dream of throwing a baseball. doctors removed zion's hands and feet due to a life threatening infection when he was 2. >> i hoped and i hoped for somebody to ask me do
and it came true. >> reporter: last summer zion made history becoming the first ever child resip yebts cipient e hand transplant. a long road to recovery marked with a rigorous therapy regimen. >> this last year has been like a roller coaster, up, down, fast, slow. it's been -- it's just been crazy. >> we've been tested. it definitely has been a year to remember. >> reporter: zion's mom says her son may have just turned 9 but this year they've celebrated firsts from holding hands to hugging and the world of opportunities now within his reach. >> i'm very excited because now i can do more than i imagined. >> well, zion, his mom patty rae and dr. scott
surgeon who performed the operation, along with us now. zion, i loved shaking your hand this morning. what's your favorite thing about these new hands you have? >> um, just being able to wrap them around my mom. >> give her a good hug. you said just now in that story we showed that you're able to do more than even you imagined. what are some of the things that you've been able to do in the last year? >> well, i've been able to -- i've mostly been able to play with my brothers, play with my brother and sister. and with them two, it's like i -- i have them to back me up. i have my grandmother. i have my papa and i
and i would do anything to keep it that way. >> you got a good team with you and your mom is at the top of that. patty, i can't even imagine having gone through what you did with him at age 2, to now and seeing what he's able to do. what has this journey been like for you? >> this journey has definitely been a roller coaster. not easy. it started when i was very young. so i didn't have a manual. i had never been here before. but as a mother, you know, as mothers we just have to protect and fight. that's what i've been doing, protecting and fighting for him and for the best for him. >> and to see him do all these things, he can do, throwing a baseball. >> to see him throwing that baseball just took my heart. i couldn't even record it, it was so happy. i was jumping and screaming. he was like why are y
screaming so loud? because. this is like a moment that before i may not have had. >> zion, you threw that ball farther than i think i could throw it. you have a lot of practice? >> well with be i play a lot of baseball. they put me as pitcher a lot. but i'm good batter, too. i'm -- well, i'm -- well, my mom was recording a video but i wouldn't say her video was the best. she was mostly jumping up and down screaming. >> it got a little shaky? dr. levin, the reward is right here. i can't imagine how this fills your heart. i want to make clear though, he has worked really hard. you guys did this incredibly complex surgery and then he worked so hard every day in therapy to get here. >> right, his motivation, savannah, his commitment. he has a great family team. we have a great team at penn medicine children's hospital. we work with our shriners coea
we won. we won to get him to this point. this is certainly not a game for hope for many children like zion and it is part of the zero of transplantation. solid organs in adults now moving these opportunities for these life changing operations in children. and we're so excited that we are at this point. we've learned so much. he's taught us. he teaches us every day. we learn from him. so it's been a great opportunity. >> it is incredible. these hands will grow with you. you were even on the cover of "people" magazine. how about that? >> it was okay. i wouldn't say it was the best photo shoot, but it was okay. >> well, zion, i hope you're having fun with us today. you know, we have a new puppy so i hope you get to get over there and pet him. would you like to do that? >> yes. >> we're so happy to see you
your hard work. thank you for being here. >> thank you. >> we'll send it i could use your help doing the weather, zion. >> just going to hit this button up here. boom, all right. look at that. and we have the satellite going on, and a tropical storm, but we are worried about the little "l" over there, watching that. you see what happens? this is a tropical storm, maybe 60%, 80% in the next five days, and watch what happens when i hit this, boom, this is where it might form, so we are going to be watching that. hit the button one more time. boom. all right. can you say, that's what's going on around the country --
the country. >> here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> one of the best tosses ever. and we have temperatures around 70 in suburban maryland and downtown d.c. highs today, in the 80s, and not terribly humid today and that will start to change tomorrow. tomorrow's forecast up near 90 degrees, and friday and the weekend are looking very hot. high on friday near 95 and the heat index back up near 100 degrees. >> and there you go. >> al, that was pretty cool. >> just to get to wrap my arms around my mom. how about that one? meantime, w today," what time you guys wake up in the morning. >> 3:00.
4-ish. >> why 3:00 a.m. is the most productive hour. there are minimal distractions before the sun rises, no one is e-mailing or texting you unless it is savannah. there is less to see on social media. just peace and quiet. in this article early bird shares their tricks, programmable coffee makers. get that brewing started at cathol 3:45. sleep in gym clothes to get the best start in the morning. >> no. >> i do. >> you do? >> yeah. >> yeah. 4:40. >> we both do yoga in the morning. >> five minutes. >> reply to e-mails but send them at 8:00. because you don't want to wake people up. >> people don't really appreciate when they get 15 e-mails. we have often reminisced about things that have kind of vanished with the times -- vcrs, phone books, land lines. now we are learning that a n
decline -- a bar of soap. "the washington post" says sales are slipping. 55% of consumers think bar soap is simply inconvenient. it requires a soap dish obviously, gets a little messy. some complain it isn't as long lasting as a body wish. do you still use bar soap sometimes? >> i still use a vcr. so of course. i use liquid. >> you do. because you say men and the older generation still use bar soap. >> so you looked at me because i'm a man. >> exactly. exactly! what about you, bar soap? >> i do like a bar of soap but we mostly have liquid. >> i'm back to bar soap. i used to use liquid but now the new trend in beauty for women, bar soaps. >> really. >> yeah. how about the new trend in "pop start." courtney cox now admitting she does hav
about cosmetic procedures. she said aging isn't the easiest, especially being a woman in the spotlight. here's what she has to say. >> i think i was trying to keep up with getting older, trying to chase that -- get something you can't keep up with. sometimes you find yourself trying and you look at a picture you your ef is and yself and go. i look horrible. i have done things that i have regret and luckily there are things that dissolve and go away. >> courtney says her new motto is just let it be. and the final five gold medal gymnastics return from rio to an exciting day in the big apple. they started their day with us and had fun on the plaza. they even let usher try on one of their gold medals. the girls also went to the top of the empire state building before some fun and games with jimmy fallon. the game -- hungry hungry humans. the lif
check it out. >> three, two, one -- eat! >> oh, my gosh. >> we need that here. obviously the stakes were much lower in this game but still the competition was here. i vote we have large size human scale of all of the games. monopoly. >> monopoly might be a little boring. >> for more "pop start" stories, head to "today's" facebook page. >> i would like a life sized etch- etch-a-sketch. >> trouble. >> okay. requests are in. let's go outside to matt. >> savannah, thanks very much. anyone who's ever brought a new puppy home knows getting them house trained takes a lot of
work. cesar millan and of course our new puppy charlie is here along with all of his siblings. cafe, mocha, java and crema. by the way, they're all going to be paired as service dogs. >> i love wrangler, the work you guys did with him is awesome. >> thank you. you're going to do a little quiz here. myth or truth. >> so acclimating your puppy. when bringing your puppy home you should let them run around freely and comfortable in the new home. you should just let them go. >> no. pushed keep them in their space. i like the kennel system. how do you feel? >> that's actually a fact. >> you should let them go? >> no, no, no. you should let them have rules, boundaries, limitations. otherwi otherwise, they go into the wrong state of mind in the house like the who us is a playful
little at a time? >> once they master one room at a time. >> i put him in there? is that right? >> puppy held. you should take him to the vet within two months after you bring the dog? >> i would think so, yeah. >> actually if the first eight weeks not only bring him to the vet but make sure that he goes consistently. >> so it doesn't freak him out. >> it is positive experience. yeah. socializing your puppy. you should let people meet the puppy excited or calm. >> i think you probably would want them to be be a little calmer when they approach your puppy. >> yes. because we want to set our puppies to be successful meeting children, other people, people in wheelchairs. that way they associate meeting humans in a calm way. >> it is hard because you see a puppy because you want to get down and play with it and your voice goes up. but you have to be calm. >> that's what most people do. then the puppy believes that's
>> what's next? >> building a bond. you should always give affection to your puppy at all times no matter what your puppy is doing. >> no. if the puppy is doing something wrong, you should let the puppy know. how am i doing? >> you're doing fantastic. the right formula is exercise affection. most people like affection, affection, affection. >> that's right. we smother our pets with affection. >> then they become unstable with that. >> what's the biggest mistake people make with puppies? >> the biggest mistake people make with puppies is they humanize them and they apply human psychology in a dog. so we have to honor how they learn. nose, eyes, ears. >> thank you. by the way, catch new episodes of "cesar 911" on nat geo. you are a true icon,
my absolute favorite guests, miss dolly parton is here. i'm so excited. you're going to perform a clas >> announcer: this is a "news4 today" news break. >> good morning, it's 8:26 on this wednesday morning. let's start with the morning commute. here is melissa mollet. >> we are talking about the inner loop of the beltway just before river road around 9:00, three lanes will be blocked as they try to right the overturned tractor trailer, just a mess because of the earlier problem. we will check on the forecast when we come back. stay with us.
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as it should. life is family mealtime and everything you need to make it picture perfect. now be sure to tag your mother because she needs more followers. ok. we're back. 8:30. there is the pit of balls. we are going to go for gold this morning. grace is ready. she's got her shoes off. she's got spirits high. she's got great motivation. >> great motivation because her boyfriend is in the military. right. >> yes. yes, he is. >> and what is his name? >> his name is william. he's deployed in the middle east right now and he's watching with his team. >> fantastic. i'm sure they're rooting for you, like crazy.
thank you. >> you get 30 seconds in there to find the one gold ball. >> worth $25,000. >> all right. >> you can do it. >> put 30 seconds on the clock. let's wish grace great luck. you ready? three, two, one -- go, grace! >> go, grace! all right, she's in. she's in. she's using the breaststroke, i think, to find that ball all rightee. 15 seconds, grace. >> you can do it. >> come on, grace! ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one -- oh! so close. >> you gave it your all.
you're still number one in our hearts. >> yes, you are. >> oh, thank you so much. >> you still deserve the silver medal in our opinion. >> thank you. >> grace, nice try. thank you very much. we're going to try again tomorrow with a new contestant. it could be you. you know what you have to do. come on down to the plaza in your olympic finest and show us your spirit. just ahead, nothing says back-to-school like backpacks, books and more. jill martin is here with steals and deals to return you to the classroom. did we mention how thrilled we are to have country queen dolly parton in the studio? look at her -- she's with charlie! we'll talk about her new album and she'll perform a few of her many classics live. of course, we've got our today's original series, teaming up with marketing company something new. i teamed up with shake
we came up with the roker burger. how is it selling so far? let's get allan king from shake shack down in our nation's capital. how is the roker burger doing? >> so good. so, so good. i have my friends here from don't get hungry. >> that's fantastic. because $1 of every burger of the roker burger goes to the local no kid hungry for shake shack in his town. are folks buying one, two, three at a time? we are bringing trays of burgers out. >> you are going to keep pushing those burgers, right? >> absolutely. >> where is the shake shack located there in d.c.? >> we have union station and the one over at dupont and f street, and we have plenty to choose from. >> it's on sale throgh
we want people to take a picture and then #roguerburger tweet it out. thank you so much. >> we appreciate it. >> the shake shack in d.c. let's check your weather and show you what we have going 0 right now. you can see the sunshine and warmth in the northeast and mid-atlantic states, and strong storms later this morning into the afternoon hours, and wet weather through the gulf coast with afternoon storms and then for tomorrow, of course, we look for more wet weather down through the gulf where they do not need it including our friends in louisiana. hot and dry in the pacific northwest and scattered storms and thunderstorms in the northeast and great lakes. perfect day for a roker burger at any of our local shake shacks across the area, and temperatures in the 60s right now under sunny skies. 68 degrees insb
now, and 67 in fredericksburg. up near 87 for a high temperature this afternoon with a light south wind and here's the next couple of days, tomorrow highs up near 90 degrees after a relatively cool start in the morning, and then hot and humid weather returns through friday and the weekend. >> anytime you need the weather, go to the weather channel on cable. taking the pwurld out of sending your kids back to school. jill has a special steals & deals back to school edition. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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start with a must-have for school. olympia usa backpacks. retail $90 to $120. let me introduce you to marissa, harper and caleb. show everybody how it rolls. >> oh, that's nice. >> you could wear it as a backpack. comes in a variety of colors, either a duffel or a backpack depending on how many books you have. retail $90 to $120. the deal, $28. up to 77% off. thank you, guys, for modeling. >> the duffel bag is available as well. >> your choice. >> i love this next one. what is this? watches? >> modified watches. retail $50. if you could zoom in and look, there is a school bus, look at that. something that says snooze which i think we can all use. you can mix and match the faces and the straps. >> really. >> if you have -- you'll feel like you have something w.
the deal, $15. >> that is a great price. >> let me introduce you to our next set of models. sam, do you want to turn around to wave? this is thomas. eastla. mila and sam is doing a walk-on. originally was not supposed to be in the segment by you told him he could do whatever he wants and he just grabbed a watch. let's move on to the stationery studio. personalized emoji organizer sets. i love this. because we order the stationery through the segment. but then booked mila to be one of our models so she crossed out the name and wrote her own name in there. so smart. retail $113. you get all different pads. today i'm feeling with all the different emojis and they are personalized with your name. >> that's so fun! >> i know. the retail is $113. the
70% off. >> that's so cute! >> now we're moving on to penguin young readers classic book set. you see all these classics here. comes in different number in each set. definitely go on today.com to see which is which, retail, $48.76 to -- retail, 48.76 to $53.97. the deal, $15 for the set. this is callie. playing etch-a-sketch. sam, thank you for coming to this one as well. this is the classics kids betting budget. you can choose from a three-piece set or four-piece
retail $120. deal, $39. up to 72% off. is it comfortable? yeah, she likes it. good. all these different prints, different things you can choose from. go on today.com, all different prints, cupcakes, skies, something for boys and girls. again, twin or full. >> nice and soft. >> sam, you're not going to do the jewelry? >> sam's out. >> the robin rhodes initial jewelry holer. scarves or more delicate jewelry, a ring. >> i don't think you have to be a kid to enjoy these. >> these are cute for adults, too. >> that's a stud. >> retail $65 to $75. the deal, $21. up to 72% off. callie, .
your initial. okay. this is the dell laptop and ipad cases. retail, $42. it holds mac book, 11-inch, 13-inch, 15-inch. retail $42, the deal $13. 69% off. >> we've got the backpacks from olympia usa. the watches from modify. the emoji organizer sets from the stationery studio. book sets from penguin random house. victoria classics bedding sets. the jewelry holders from robin rhodes and laptop cases from della. if you want any more information on this, go to today.com. i lost jill. she's over there with her new friend, sam. coming up, the moment we've all been waiting for. dolly parton is here and she's going to perform live in our
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. 8:44. there are days where this is simply the greatest job in the world. i'm joined now by an icon, dolly parton. she just released her 43rd album. it's called "pure and simple." in a moment she'll do a song off that album. but first we are going to get a classic. are you ready for this? >> i am. if you promise to sing along. >> you may not want that. >> oh, i do. >> ladies and gentlemen, "9 to 5." >> everybody in the studio! ♪ i tumble out of the bed and stumble to the kitchen pour myself a cup of ambition ♪ ♪ yawning and stretch and try to come to life ♪ i jump in the shower and the blood starts pumping ♪ ♪ out on the streets traffic starts jumping with folks like me on the job from 9 to 5 ♪ ♪
working 9 to 5 what a way to make a living ♪ ♪ barely getting by it's all taking and no giving ♪ ♪ they just use your mind and they never give you credit ♪ ♪ it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 with service and devotion ♪ ♪ you would think that i would deserve a fair promotion ♪ ♪ i want to move ahead but the boss won't seem to let me ♪ ♪ i swear sometimes that man is out to get me ♪ ♪ woo ooh ♪ they let you dream just to watch 'em shatter ♪ ♪ you're just a step on the boss man's ladder but you got dreams he'll never take away ♪ ♪ you're in the same boat with a lot of your friends waiting for the day your ship will come in ♪ ♪ tide's going to turn and it's all going to roll away ♪ >> are you ready? ♪
make a living ♪ ♪ barely getting by it's all taking and no giving ♪ ♪ they just use your mind and they never give you credit ♪ ♪ it's enough to drive you crazy if you let it ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 they got you where they want you ♪ ♪ there's a better life y'all dream about it don't you ♪ ♪ it's a rich man's game i don't care what they call it ♪ ♪ and you spend your life putting money in his wallet ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 just workin' workin' workin' workin' ♪ ♪ 9 to 5 ♪ they got you workin' 9 to 5 ♪ workin' 9 to 5 ♪ they'll keep you workin' workin' workin' ♪ ♪ workin' 9 to 5 ♪ yeah! ho
down for the release of her 43rd album, "pure and simple." dolly, it is so great to see you. we always feel like we're in it the presence of greatness when you are here. >> oh, thank you. just oldness, i think. >> not at all. >> you sound good, you look good. you have so much spirit. what is your magic potion and how do we get it? >> i don't know. people always say i look like i'm happy. i say that's the botox. you have good lighting, good makeup and good doctors. that's my secret. >> you are celebrating a milestone with carl. 53 years? >> we were married 50 years on memorial day. >> you know what my favorite part of the story is? you met him where? >> at the wishy-washy laundromat. always makes jokes. wishy-washy ever since. but must be okay. lasted that long. >> you always have to laugh when you say this, you've been gone a lot. >> they say how did it last 50 years? i say 47 of those years i was gone.
you've done in 25 years. rumor has it you were nervous about it. that you weren't sure people were going to want to come out and see you. are you serious? >> yes. usually when people have a tour they have hit songs on the radio and it's been a long time since i had radio records. i just wasn't sure people would come. but they did. we're having a wonderful tour. june through december. canada, also. >> from what i read, your tour bus is also something to see. something -- it's pretty awesome. >> i think. i think oprah showed it unwith time on one of her shows. but i have it all set up. i live on the bus. i don't stay in hotels so i have everything i need in there. >> even a bathtub. >> oh, yeah! but i do. i don't need a lot of room. i'm not tall by you. >> you've got some great love songs on it. >> yes. i wrote all the love songs. it was a good year to do that after 50 years. i know a little something about love. >> you do. what are you going to sing for us now? >> i'm going to sing the title
new album, it's called "pure and simple." >> ladies and gentlemen, dolly parton. >> okay. thank you. ♪ ♪ every time i think about you i get chills along my spine ♪ ♪ it's a feeling i'm not used to can't believe you're really mine ♪ ♪ other loves so complicated broken hearts and twisted minds ♪ ♪ and then you came and i'm
elated so unlike the other times ♪ ♪ it's so pure it's almost sacred ♪ ♪ simply put it feels divine ♪ i just love you pure and simple pure and simple and sublime ♪ ♪ but don't it seems we spent a lifetime looking for that perfect love ♪ ♪ like a dream we finally found it pure and simple well good for us ♪ ♪ it's so pure it's almost sacred ♪ ♪ simply put
♪ i just love you pure and simple pure and simple sweet and fine ♪ ♪ i just love you pure and simple ♪ ♪ can't believe you're really mine ♪ ♪ oh whoa whoa ♪ mm mmm ♪ whoa whoa whoa ♪ hmmm hmmm ♪ you're really mine >> woo! >> thank you. >> dolly parton. the album's called "pure and simple." we're have a lot more from her.
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this morning on "today's take," hello dolly. country legend dolly parton on her new music, new tour and her 50. year love story. then, which one of these stars is the highest paid actress. and my manhood on full display. we'll suit up for synchronized swimming. l that and more -- now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, tamron hall, and billy bush. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this wednesday morning, august 24th, 2016. i'm billy. tam's here. al is gone on assignment. he is
he is down in orlando looking at new satellite gear. he's all excited. like the budding flutist going to band camp. he's so excited, it is a new doppler 9000. >> something we'll never understand but he'll explain it. so he's headed out to orlando. by the way, if you're near the new york shake shack, get the roker burger. it is phenomenal but it goes to feed children. >> i'm going to get me one soon. tamron, i've got a lot of feedback for the last two days that we've been on. people are saying mostly that we look very funny, the three of us, sitting at a small desk that apparently we're cracked and looks like parents at back-to-school night. i noticed that the desk is the same, it is the two of us now. >> no, no. this is why. you have fu
>> i do. >> which is part of why -- al, he's got tiny man spread. you're like -- man spread. i'm closed in. you have broad shoulders, then you wear shoulder pads. >> what am i? larry king? >> alexis carrington from "dynasty." joan collins. that's what it is. this table is the proper size. it's -- your -- your spread. >> all right. listen, you're right about these. these are ballet thighs. they don't cross. >> no, that is an excuse. so in new york, if you ever get a chance to visit, they have a campaign. you should know this since you are new to new york and the subways. they have this whole campaign telling men to knock it off with the man spread. that you just need this much space. there is no reason -- i can't spread it. butou
can't just go, this is all my room. >> listen. i just can't do it any other way. i've tried. i will stretch, i'll do some yoga. >> cross your legs, for pete's sake. >> getting to know you, tell me something about yourself that maybe nobody knows or not many people know? >> where did that come from, billy? >> i don't know. maybe i'll be surprised, maybe i won't be. >> here's the back story. our producers -- we met a couple of times in the hallway. >> once. >> once. yeah. one time in the hallway. we're both like, like two tornadoes going through. i said this is like speed dating because essentially we were put on this desk monday together. >> oh, yeah. >> i wikipedia -- i googled you. did you google me? >> no. i figured i'd ask you. >> you didn't google me? >> no. i want to hear what you say, not what they say. good answer, right? >> okay. i googled
had children. >> don't believe what you google. >> hey. i filter through so i feel like i know a lot about you. we were in our meeting this morning and billy asked me a very personal question. like over the line. it was based on something i said because we were with the producers i've known for two years and i let my guard down. then billy went in for the kill. basically it was a question about my personal life and i said, i don't know you like that, billy bush. that's exactly. so something you don't know about me and you didn't watch the show really a lot because you were working in l.a. and you were on "access." >> right. >> something, something, something. >> you were a dancer. >> can't dance. >> you were a poet. >> didn't know it. >> didn't know it. . >> athlete? >> i was an athlete. ran track. started running my whole life. started running at age 4. k
>> you have tattoos? >> yeah. >> the next question, it is a personal question -- are they visible? >> not for you. >> there you go. that's our factoid of the day. >> i had one. >> ooh, go. >> it's not visible to you either. >> sidney? >> what's your sign? >> i am a libra. >> i'm a virgo. >> what does that mean? >> that means we make great friends. terrible relationship but great friends. >> well, that will be safe. >> no, it's true. so we're safe. meanwhile, yesterday -- i got sent this photo of us on the show. i don't like to say this but i love fashion and i love clothes and i'm into admiring other people's clothes, whatnot. >> me, too. >> and i do like when you write in and say you like what i have on. i really embrace that. you say you don't, it hurts. >> what about if they say they don't like what you have on? >> it hurts but i get
it. it's just clothes. but yesterday's outfit it is like a whole new life. there was a moment, billy and i -- i look like peewee herman's black sister. >> in capri sweats, by the way. >> you had on your macho man -- >> i had my little blue, you -- blue state, red state. >> we were doing push-ups. this was not just to -- this is a fitness test here. people started captioning. this is some of what you guys had to say about this picture of us together. >> i like this picture. >> "when your shoes don't match your outfit. #fail." i know my shoes didn't match! those are the only ones i had in the studio. >> holly says i'm praying that we don't have to wear these outfits again. >> i gave mine to my niece. andrea said, tamron definitely wore it better. that's right, andrea.
>> you won that one. stewart says pretty sure you're wearing a bud light can. >> that's very good. gerald says screech still trying to impress lisa. >> that's funny. >> bravo. here is a video we saw this morning. i love this. i think this is fantastic. i played team sports all my life but what you are about to witness is an accomplishment like no other. check this out. this is the syracuse men's soccer team in the locker room. stick with it. we are going around the horn. we've hit four players, that's five players, the ball has not touched the ground. we've got seven. eight. can they possibly make it all the way around the room. this is incredible. the brazilian men's team just won gold. i'm not sure they could do this. do they maybe it the entire way around? tamron, look at this. these guys are about to explode. you're so
got the record. one, last guy -- look at those guys. it's like they just made the greatest discovery. they've never been happier. nothing can please them more. >> that's one of those moments in time where, does the guy see it different than the girl? there are some adjustments i would make, fellas. all shirts off, standing up. i mean they're soccer players. they're supposed to be able to hit the ball around there. am i wrong? >> i guess you are right. >> it wasn't like the hockey team did it. but i still love all of you. all 15 of you. well, here we go. coming up, who is the highest paid actress? take a guess. you think it is melissa mccarthy? jennifer lawrence? we'll tell you. plus, the one, the only, dolly parton taking a break from her concert to moms know their family's mouths often need a helping hand. her concert to after brushing, listerine® total care helps prevent cavities,
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"today's take." i'm playing to close my thighs. my man spread. >> some says tamron hall, it is a wonder why you're not married. i say the same thing. then again, don't do it. #manspread. >> okay. who do you think is the highest paid actress out there? who is like totally on fire right now? i have a list in front of me. do you want me to pretend not to know? >> no. start with the -- >> if i had to guess, i would have said angelina jolie. that would have been my first guest because she directs and acts. >> and she's just got that x-factor. >> yeah. but the real answer is. >> jennifer aniston is $21 million, number four. >> "hunger games." >> "hunger games"? >> lots of romantic comedies. >> scarlett johansson. you got to have super
the side. >> my favorite on the list, i have to admit -- i don't like to play favorites but this is my girl. melissa mccarthy. $33 million. here's something you don't know about me. i can watch the movie "spy" every day of my life. >> haven't seen it. >> who are you? >> she's like the maxwell smart. i'm a "get start" guy. >> how could you have not seen the hit? >> and i haven't seen ""ghostbusters."" the first one was so great, let's not remake the second. >> i didn't see the first one. and the final and the most -- >>nd a way up from melissa mccarthy. >> on the list at number one, coming in with a lot of cash, and therefore we're asking for a big loan -- jennifer lawrence. j. law. $46 million. you were in hollywood a very long time. explain this dollar figure. >> i don't know. a big up-front fee. right? she got a big up-front for
coming up so they paid her a lot before the film comes out. also, remember, she was the one who sang, talking about inequality. with ""american hustle,"" she didn't get what the men got. maybe they heard they were like, okay, please don't be mad and they forked over a ton of dough. $46 million. that's massive. julia roberts used to be the highest paid. >> $46 million is a lot of money. bravo to her for sticking up for pay equality. >> britney spears has a new album coming out on friday. she's with james gordon. have you seen his car pool karaoke? here is a sneak peek at what's to come. ♪ baby can't you see ♪ i'm caught in
♪ it's dangerous ♪ i'm falling >> you had two kids close together. >> yeah, they look almost identical. >> have they seen your vegas show? >> yeah. >> i saw you once when i was 11. i can't shake the image from my brain. >> that's something you can't unsee. >> he's really good. i've notice that when britney's singing, she was lip-syncing. i love james and i think he is a beautiful singer but i want to hear her join -- >> you know i love britney. i love britney spears. i want to see the show. i keep saying i'm going out to see her if had vegas. i love britney spears. she representing so many things but mostly that she's southern and is willing to walk outside with those shoes on like myself. love that about her. we need the conclusion of this whether or not she's actually singing in that video. >> if that's the -- they always put the best partn
by the way, a friend of mine went to the vegas show and got called up on stage. he had a leash around his neck and she made him crawl. >> and that friend's name was? >> anthony. not me. >> we'll see what happens with britney. who can forget her iconic song, "oops i did it again." there is a halle berry video doing a dramatic reading for "w" magazine. see if you recognize the song. >> baby. baby. oops, i did it again. i played with your heart. got lost in the game. oh baby baby. oops. i think i'm in love. that i'm sent from above. i'm not innocent. u
dreaming away, wishin'. >> whoa. that could be hers, by the way. if it wasn't a britney spears song, you could apply -- >> i mean -- >> oops, i did it again. >> that is hot, right? >> it's sexy. she is sexy. how much they paying her? i don't know. >> not enough. who we do pay enough -- you know what? she's priceless. dylan is in for al with the forecast downstairs. >> i was going to that's questionable. >> you notice i amended it, weenie j la money. >> and we are keeping an eye on tropical storm gaston and a system not named but we will see it strengthen into something more serious and the tropical storm is going to make its way east into bermuda, and that's not going to be a threat but within the next 48 hours this wie
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>> and that's your latest forecast. tamron and billy? >> she reads the online comments. why? >> because i said the man spread and somebody accused me of sexually harassing billy. >> it's about time. >> his wife is right there. >> and dolly pardon -- >> hello. the sensational news? new lash sensational luscious mascara from maybelline new york.
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it was an 8-year-old girl wartiwart i waiting outside one of your tv shows. the name was so beautiful, but the character jolene is not that sweet, innocent girl. who is this venomous woman? >> actually, i kind of over exaggerated a little bit. when my husband and i first got married he was flirting with this beautiful girl down at the bank. he was making some sort of a deal with her, he says. he was just enjoying a little bit too much. i got jealous. of course she had everything i didn't like legs. big, beautiful hair. >> she didn't have everything. >> she had lots of stuff. but seriously. so i just i was kind of -- beautiful name with the little girl. so i just kind of wove it all around. it's been my most recorded song. other people record it all the time. >> what do you feel when you perform with, for example, katy perry. there you are on stage and she's
worshipping you and singing with you on stage. what's that like for you? >> it touches me that i had some sort of influence on a lot of young girls coming along. so it makes me feel good. and that they kind of look to me for a little bit of guidance as girl singers in the business. so i've just been around a long time. so i'm happy to get to sing with those people. kind of helps me career now. >> you got keith urban doing it. you got jack white and the white stripes doing it. >> everybody does it. >> what's your favorite version, non-dolly? >> of "jolene"? >> yeah. >> i think miley cyrus did a wonderful job on "jolene." we did it at a duet at the 25th anniversary of my dolly wood. >> so that means you don't have a favorite? >> i like them all. when you write songs, you're just proud that other people do them. i'm intrigued by
different takes that people do on different songs of mine. but i think i have to say i really like miley's version. >> how about that little 8-year-old girl. i wonder where she is. >> well, i got a letter from a little girl that thinks that that might be here. >> hold that thought. we'll get to that when we come back. much more from dolly after your local news. >> yeah. she sent me a picture. mr. clean gets tough on dirt and grime and grease in just a minute mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. floors, doors, walls, halls he's so tough, he cleans'em all grimy tubs and tiles he'll do so your bathroom looks clean as new mr. clean gets tough on stuck-on stuff cleans kitchens in a minute. mr. clean will clean your whole house and every room that's in it. mr. clean, mr. clean, mr. clean! put under a microscope, we can see all the bacteria that still exists. polident's unique micro clean formula works in just 3 minutes,
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we are back with one of the biggest superstars in the world today, a living legend, the great dolly parton. dolly, we just talked a second ago about the little girl, jolene, whom you named the song after. >> yes. >> so you got a letter from somebody claiming to be jochher? do you think it's authentic? >> might be but she said her name was jolee. but i might have misheard. so i'm not sure. might not be the right one. i'm going to research it. because i always wanted to know. >> you find out, you should reveal.
come on the show and reveal the real jolene. >> sweeps. that's the huge reveal. >> i'll check it out. >> dolly, i want to know how you became so open. one of the quotes that people will come to me and say, you look so pretty in that dress. i say it takes a lot of money to look this cheap. obviously that's a famous dolly parton quote. i probably say it every other day of my life. how are you so open, especially being a woman when it is easy for us to show plastic surgery, things we may do to look as good as you do. why are you so open? >> well, why not be? people ask me things. even like about plastic surgery. somebody say why do you talk about it? i say i probably wouldn't if i didn't get caught. first time i ever had anything done they were hiding in a dumpster in the alley so they got a picture. i thought well, i can't very well deny it. thought i might as well just tell it. seriously, i think it is important because i am just that kind of person.
you need to choke it out and get goo doctors and make sure you are doing the right thing. don't just jump out a dumpster and think you are going to get some doctor there. but i've always had good doctors. tried to. >> you are more famous for how open you are about that and other things than for any assets or anything you might have done to yourself. when you go out on the road and you are doing this tour now, largest in 25 years for you, is it an evening with dolly? do you talk and tell stories and bring people in like that? >> i do. in fact, i tell a lot of stuff -- we have a lot of laughs, just like i always use that joke, "cost a lot to look this cheap." but i try to add some of that little humor and things just to keep the mood light. but i love the people. i feel like it's like a family reunion. i never met a stranger. i love those faces loving me. so we just have a little love fest. >> you said earlier you were surprised because songs have
then here you have this groundswell of people paying to come see you in concert. why are you still surprised? is that just how you were raised? >> no, i think it's more than that. course we've ben having serious sell-out tours in europe for years, australia, new zealand. but here in the united states, it is a rule that if you go on tour, you have to have an album and you are usually being played on the radio. you are the whot people on the radio, ones having the hits. when new country came along, me being one of the old artists, they played my classics on the hour and once in a while they play something. so i just assumed -- since i wasn't having hit records here in the states -- that i probably wouldn't be selling out a house. but since we were doing so well everywhere else, the promoter said, can't we try? i said, well, if you think we can sell. sure enough, it's just been amazing. so we started in
we go through december, mid-december. we're going into canada next month which is great. first time i've done a long extensive tour there. so i'm loving it. the crowd's loving it. >> what country -- besides -- you are ours. you belong to america. but what country goes bonkers for dolly? >> well, in europe they do it but i think i love australia myself because that's like -- it's so far away. >> they're in the game with keith urban. >> i love him, too. but i love it all. we are very popular in europe. england, the uk . >> you are popular everywhere. >> but i've been around a long time. i did movies, also. a lot of the artist may not be that popular around the world but since i've actually been in some pretty big movies i think that has a lot to do with it, too. >> can we just ask you a couple -- almost out of time. i'm negotiating. please? what is your preshow ritual? >> well, i pray and
in that order. >> love that! me, too! me, too! on that note, no more questions. pray and pee! >> dolly parton, thank you so much. we will be seeing you again with hoda and kathie lee. we're not done. it is a dolly fest like you've never seen it. >> i'm here all day. billy makes his flash with the ladies. synchronized swimming? dolly, he even has a nickname. billy's nickname -- billy "the lilly." >> i'm seeing -- >> go pray and pee in this commercial break a olive garden's buy onstarting at $12.99. because there's nothing like a great meal with the family. except maybe another great meal with the family. buy one take one. choose one delicious entrée, like our new pepperoni fettuccine alfredo or our chicken pot pie italiano. plus unlimited salad and breadsticks at our place, and another for yours, for free. starting at $12.99. may all your tomorrows be as delicious as today.
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graceful. i abandoned the solo act and welcomed perhaps a permanent team. one thing you should know about me -- i am the picture of poise. grace. elegance. okay, maybe not. but that didn't stop me from joining one of the most glamorous groups of women to ever hit the water. meet the aqua lilies, a company of synchronized swimmers who perform all over the world. even popping up in movies, music videos, always combining the athleticism of swimming with the beauty of dance. today, they're going coed, hitting the pool at new york's dream downtown hotel. >> girls, what's going on? >> hi! >> i think i'm going to fit right in perfectly. >> reporter: the team captain, betty lee, gave me a quick
about to do? >> synchronized swimming is a very tough sport. for as much as people like to make fun of it. it requires so much endures, a gymnast, a speed swimmer, a runner. >> i really welcome this. >> you can be billy the lilly. >> #aquabilly. it's already trending all over america! last thing, do you have any water manx? man spanx. a girdle? >> no spanx. i think you are okay. >> i'm no matt lauer. okay. let's do it. >> reporter: and then it was time to suit up, take plunge, and learn some moves. there's the jump and head roll, the kick, tuck and backflip. not to mention the dolphin, the pinwheel, and the oyster. and perhaps toughest of
>> aqua aqua aqua aqua lilly! >> aqua billy? >> how did you let me get so fat on vacation? did you see that? the water level went way up as soon as i got in. i was watching chris farley in his figure skating routine. >> what -- how long ago was that? >> that was like july. ooh. the beach at new york's dream downtown hotel, thank you for letting us use your beautiful space. >> i would not that known that was you from that video. that's a true story. dylan, let me get out of hot water. >> it looks likeou it looks like you could touch the ground, so you don't
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but warmer tomorrow, near 90, and anytime you get up close to 90 degrees, that's considered hot and it will be real hot through the weekend, and best chance for rain comes next week. >> that's your latest forecast. i know dylan, why we have not had food segments the last two shows. >> they don't want aqua billy -- >> i can't believe it. coming up, your new puppy checklist. everything you need to know if you are welcoming a little puppy in your family. what they can do to your teeth. thinning of the teeth and leading to being extremely yellow would probably gross me out! my dentist recommended pronamel. it can help protect enamel from acid erosion. my mouth feels really fresh and clean and i stuck with it. i really like it. it gives me a lot of confidence. pronamel is all about your enamel. helping to protect your enamel.
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first thing -- get them to the vet. >> they'll look for things like flees, intestinal parasites and older dogs, heart worm disease. not every dog needs every vaccine. your veterinarian will ask, are you going to be hiking or swimming. so tell your vet what the dog's lifestyle will be like. >> my dog has a chip. >> that's good. >> i have many dogs and many chips. >> 1 in 3 pets will get lost in their lifetime. having a microchip in them will increase them being returned to you by 200%. what a vet does to learn whether or not a dog has a chip, we take the scanner, we scan it, it beeps. then we get this number back. it doesn't say my name or where i live. it just gives me the actual number on the microchip. you have to make sure your microchip is registered. you want to make sure you found a veterinarian you are comfortable with. look for one that's accredited by the american animal hospital association. >> 80% ofs
>> 3 years old. the best thing with these young puppies is get them used to the toothbrush. have them enjoy it. i like finger brushes. pop that on your finger and use peanut butter or chicken toothpaste. >> chicken toothpaste! i might use that. >> you want everything with the puppy to be really positive. >> we have leashes here. >> we do. i am a big fan of having a leash you can tether to yourself especially when they are young. that way they don't wander off in the house and have accidents on the carpet. these are really strong made with marine grade rope. they have clips on end of them where you can wrap them around your body. >> they go with you everywhere around the house. >> they do. these ones have grommets. you can tie them to a chair leg or tree or something like that so if you have to leave them for just a second, you can be hands-free. what's even more important is also having something to connect the dog to the leash that will ma
big complaint with people is that their dog walks poorly on the leash. look for something like a head collar where the loop connects to the front of the dog. that keeps them from pulling hard. jackson down here is wearing a nice, shiny harness with a loop on the front. again that decreases pulling substantially. >> my dog is three pounds and we have the harness. how do you know what type of leash or collar is best for your dog? >> i am a big fan of anything -- nothing that connects to the back because that really remotes them pulling. it is like attaching a horse to a cart. so something up front underneath their nose or like this little guy. these bowls are made of recycled glass. glass is one of the safest things you can put into and they are they sturdy. these are collapsible and made of repsycsirepshe
>> this you can train your dog to bring this to you. >> you can use this with kids, too. >> we've got lots of rubber toys here. something sturdy that the dog really works hard to get the food out. >> you jam food into it. >> you do. we got a bubble machine here that kicks out bacon scented bubbles. >> thank animal league america for bringing all these adorable puppies who are all up for adoption. head to todayshow.com. >> bacon flavored bubbles! now at havertys furniture, it's our labor day sale. where you can create the perfect home. from now until september 5th, you'll find huge savings on stylish pieces. get free delivery, plus an extra hundred-dollars off every thousand-dollars you spend.
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i am erika gonzalaz alongside amelia draper, and we are outside apple credit union and waiting for you, and larry just came by this morning to drop off goodies. this is your second year joining us? >> yes, it is. >> why come out today? >> because it's important, you know. education is important to our children and we need to make sure thha
is needed for them to get that education. >> larry, thank you so much for coming by. we want to make sure our kids get off to a wonderful start and i think we are doing pretty good. take a peek. we had young kids coming out today learning the valuable lesson if we all do a little bit we can actually have big impact. >> just to give to people that don't have stuff that you already have, and also to give to the children who don't have anything to bring to school with them, like lunch boxes and also backpacks. >> we are here through "news4 midday," so come by and see us here.
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. ♪ working 9 to 5 >> yeah there she is. she's with us today. any day's a good day when it's dolly day. it's wines-day-wednesday. she'll be sitting next to us in the kitchen. >> it has been the best day since you got here, dolly. the whole place, the vibe change when you walk in the room. >> that's sweet. i'll try to fix that. >> by the way, nothing's change period dolly. not her hair. not her