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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller pla. >> hello, everybody. it is thirsty thursday. >> yes, it is. >> september 29th. the very last, next to the last day, tomorrow is the last day of september, unbelievable. that's gavin degraw. >> we're so excited. we have a big star today, huge. >> yes, we do. samuel l. jackson. starring in "miss peregrine's
all kids are kind of peculiar in their own way. >> he's seriously terrifying. >> he's not peculiar, he's weird. >> everybody takes selfies but samuel l. jackson -- >> does it in his own way. then what else, hoda? >> a two-time emmy winner holland taylor who played charlie sheen's mom in "two and a half men." she was an ad exec in the '80s "bosom buddies." she's up to something new. and a very special edition of "ambush" today. one of our makeover ladies wrote to tell us she was nervous about her daughter's upcoming wedding. she's going to be seeing family she hasn't seen in 20 years. the other is attending her high school reunion. you always want to look good for that. >> yeah. >> both of them asked for beauty help and both are getting what they're asking for. we're excited to see them. >> we have some ladies until the
the segment a little later. they're all friends of mine, all part of pink power. >> hi, ladies. >> hey. >> you're beautiful. >> we're glad you're here visiting. >> you have to show the ring. >> if you're celebrating the family and friends, we're cooking up a delicious feast to help you ring in the jewish new year. we have alon over there. >> getting ready to cook. >> i'm hard at work over here. >> what are you making for us today? >> we're going to make some braised short ribs, it's like brisket's better looking half. >> good. this is to celebrate the jewish new year, right? >> for rosh hashana. >> it's also national coffee day, another reason to celebrate. we have lots of coffee deals out there. krispy kreme is offering a small coffee and the original glazed doughnut for free today. >> and duncan doughnuts is offering a medium piping hot coffee for 66 cents. because it happens to be their 66th anniversary.
from recipes from route coffee which makes bottled espresso. >> oh, my god. wow, that is bourbon, lemon juice, orange, simple syrup and bitter. >> i have the nutty roman. >> that's weird. >> it's espresso, vanilla vodka, frangelico. >> frangelico. >> half and half and simple syrup. they're all on the rousecoffee.com. instagram with little lattes in a chocolate-encased cone. apparently the coffee is supposed to last in the cone for ten minutes. it was created in south africa. >> it took longer than that to get here from south africa. >> let's try a sip. wait, look at this one, it's already empty.
>> we waited too long. it's all soaked up in here. >> how is that? what is that? >> it's a lot of work. >> wait, hold on. >> no, no, no. it's not for me. you know. >> you know what it is? mocha. it's like chocolate -- >> who's surprised that hoda loves it? >> you've been working for four hours already this morning. >> really delicious. >> they're inspired recipes from the grind coffee company in johannesburg, south africa. >> ours is good too. >> so we have dolly parton news. she is the first artist in history, talking about top 20 hits on the country song charts every decade since the '60s. 60 years of music. we're so proud of her. it's thanks to her latest remake the "jolene." >> that is such an awesome verse. >> that's the one that put her
debuted at number 18 on the top country charts. remember, no instruments. ? jolene don't take him just because you can ? >> don't take him just because you can. >> great line. >> the other thing, dolly parton, it's the video called "forever country." >> it's unbelievable. >> this is beautiful. >> this is the part where carrie underwood is singing. it's a mash-up of this song. country roads take me home. and willie nelson. >> that's currently number one on the top 21 country billboards. >> "usa today" said forever country is the number two download. >> i'm not surprised. are you? fantastic. okay. a great television pioneer and legend has passed away. agnes nixon is -- maybe you don't know the name so much but she was the queen of soaps. she passed away yesterday. 93 years old. died from pneumonia resulting
in the '50s and '60s she wrote scripts for guiding light, search for tomorrow and another world. she's best known for "all my children" which ran for 41 years. and "one life to live." 43 years. >> there would be no erica cane without her. >> she posted a tribute saying i adored her and i'm forever grateful to her. this is an interesting story we just learned. she just finished writing her memoir and tem "my life to live." she just finished it this past sunday. >> can you imagine? >> she checked into a physical rehabilitation center because she wanted to get strong for her planned book tour. >> this was a woman who wasn't ready to give up. >> that's when she passed away. many, many celebrities got their big break on her soaps. bryan cranston, amazing actor, got his start on "loving." >> here he is.
secretary and had access -- >> i know, i just want to watch it. >> look at bryan. he just walked by. he said nothing. he didn't even have a line. i love the guy who did this -- >> this was his acting. look. >> oh, he is talking. didn't hear. because i was. i'm sorry, i thought it was over. he tweeted, talented and kind, she gave me my start 33 years ago on "loving." sweet passage, dear one. >> other actors who got their start from her. it's an interesting li, duhamel, tommy lee jones, laurence fishburne, phylicia rashad, blair underwood, roma donie, sarah michelle gellar. >> so many people, we would not have known about had it not been for her giving them their break. >> all right, let's do a little country, shall we? >> there's a good chance i might even like it if it's country.
old school, let's do it. ? big wheels keep on turning ? >> this is driving down the street windows down. >> "sweet home alabama." this is music, hoda. >> exactly. ? i miss alabamy once again ? ? and i think it's a sin yes ? >> everybody, come on. >> i love the guitar. ?? finally. it's a miracle. ? well, sing about her ? ? i heard old neil put her down ? ? now i hope neil young will remember ? >> all right, here we go ? a southern man don't need him around anyhow ? ? sweet home alabama ? ? where the skies are so blue ?
it. ? sweet home alabama ? >> i'm proud of you. >> this is my staple. ? i'm coming home to you ? >> you can find her i-hoda on apple music any time you want. >> any time you want. >> you can find us on sirius xm 108 and you can find hoda there every monday and wednesday for the hottest, hottest -- it is, the hottest thing in talk radio. if there's a movie made in hollywood, he's probably in it. >> samuel l. jackson talks to us about his new villainous role. >> how about samuel l. jackson and tim burton. >> cray. >> and one mom gets glammed up and gorgeous. >> coffee from the bottom? look at it. >> special edition of "ambush makeover."
he's been called one of the hardest working actors in show business. he's certainly one of the best. starring in more than 165 movies hollywood's biggest blockbusters. >> we're talking about the great samuel l. jackson. >> his memorable roles were films like quentin tarantino's 1994's cult classic "pulp fiction." he also starred in three "star wars" movies and more marvel comics movies than we can count, including "the avengers." >> now the villain in tim burton's film based on the
perigrine's home for peculiar children." he stopped by this week to tell us all about it. >> and believe me when i say to you you don't want to be here when he arrives. >> okay, i can't -- i can't even. that is some kind of creepy. >> when you're playing a role like that -- first of all, obviously, you get the script, then you know that tim's going to have his impact. do you picture what that guy's going to look like? are you involved with the particular look about the character? >> well, this is my first tim burton effort. so, you know, he sent me a picture what he looked like. they already had -- he already had a rendering. he just sent me a photograph. i was like, okay. i can work with this. >> tim, he wanted you, just you, for that role. there wasn't anyone else he was choosing. >> really?
>> no fight, baby, just you all the way. >> i know i didn't have to audition. but, you know, it was -- like i said, i was shooting. and my agent call and said tim burt wants you to be in this movie. i'm like, tim burton, really, okay. >> how close to the book is this movie? >> pretty close. >> yeah? >> yeah, yeah. >> it is? >> well, my character's not specifically african-american in this thing. he's just black in a tim burton world. that was atl about that for a moment. >> do you ever have to audition for anything anymore? >> i don't know i call it audition. >> take a meeting maybe? >> yeah, i take meetings with people. sometimes it's because i want to talk about either doing something different with the role or explaining where i think the movie kind of goes off the rails and if i'm going to do it, i think we should go in this direction. i spend a lot of time watching movies. and i have -- >> you know you're getting good at it too. >> getting good at watching
>> by the way, if anyone has snapchat and you want to get involved in this movie, it's kind of funny because they've got these filters. >> oh, that's cute. see that one. >> oh, i like that. >> they have one specifically for the movie. which are kind of fun. so kids will have a chance to play around before it even comes out. >> now, you're supposed to be the king, right? >> not really. >> that's what we were told. >> people like my selfies. there are a lot of people who, have no idea what i'm doing but most people have figured out by now that's kind of like my signature style of taking a selfie. >> will you show us your signature? >> my signature style is basically just whoever i'm with -- >> where are you? >> eye in the corner. >> oh. >> you just take your eyes, that's it? >> me taking a selfie is saying
what's interesting. i mean, you know what i look like. but to make sure they know i am actually there doing it, nobody's taking a picture for me and posting my stuff. i stick my eye in it. so now everybody knows, yeah, that's him, that's his eye. >> we want everybody to know -- >> i have tons of those. >> yeah, you do. >> you are still the reigning box office king. >> that's right, that's right. >> no matter what harrison ford says, you are the guy. >> you're number one. >> that's where you belong. >> like i said, i got a couple more movies coming out. even though he's got "star wars" and he's doing a remake of "blade runner" and he's doing -- >> a little movie. >> -- another "indiana jones," i'm doing another "incredibles." "incredibles 2" is coming. >> in the meantime, he's got "miss peregrine's home for peculiar children." it opens tomorrow.
it is time for our girl bobbie's buzz. new technology is making expensive spa treatments a thing of the past. >> you can fight wrinkles. even airbrush yown >> what? >> yes, hoda. from the comfort of your own home. >> here with the high-tech tools is "today" style editor bobbie. >> there's always something new. >> there are so many tools. those really pricey office treatments can now be in somewhat reach. where you can invest in the pool at home and really reduce the cost over time. >> it's going to seem like a big
when you start seeing the results, you don't care. >> yes. the first category is something i talk about a lot. exfoliate. exfoliating can help remove dry skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. if you're going to exfoliate, you should avoid this if you already have psoriasis or are using acne medication. >> you have to be really sensitive. but diamond buff is a manual tool. it sold out in minutes on hsn. this is something that's really le made with crushed diamonds. >> crushed diamonds. >> you can wear it on your hands too. >> there's a more powerful version you can find, dermaflash. which actually had an edge, a blade, and vibrations to help skin over the surface. >> you have to put some kind of cream or lotion on before.
even though it's at hope, you have to be careful with them. some anti-aging tools. want you to pick up the tria, both of you. you turn it on. you push the button. you can try it on your hand first. this really zaps. you can find the jump. you can do it around your eyes. >> oh, wow. what it will do -- >> starting to like it. >> the micro -- >> i can get used to it. >> so the microscopic lasers are actually -- >> how are you doing that? >> very easily. >> you are -- you can take pain. >> two minutes a day. >> all right, what's the other one. >> up to eight weeks. you want to do it four times a year, every day for eight weeks. the next one is a mini vacuum for your face. this mini vacuum for your face
it's like little kisses. it kind of pulls the skin. it's a workout for your face. be careful if you have rosacea with this one. it's increasing the blood flow and circulation. >> i feel like i could do this watching a movie or something. >> by the way, everyone here at home, i have more stuff. a pocket tool you put on your skin. it will read everything from your moisture level to your uv exposure. these are buzzing tools. 15,000 pulses per minute been it's the color me and the airbrush. >> i'm sorry, i didn't understand that one. >> this, you put your foundation on and it has better blending. >> coming up, ambush makeovers right after this. i'm in love with this!
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>> joining us louis lucari. and jill martin. >> let's get to our first lucky lady. our first viewer makeover is cynthia hanson. let's listen to her story. >> my only child and daughter is getting married. i'm seeing and meeting brand new people. life for me has revolved around work and the wedding. i've completely neglected my wardrobe and interest in my appearance. i've lived in casual clothes forever, i can't remember the last time i dressed up or warn a dress. i need expert help for a once in a lifetime event. my little girl means the whole world to me.
a candidate for the ambush makeover. >> sarah's over there with her blindfold on. keep your blindfold on. >> here is cynthia's before look. let's see the new you. ? this girl is on fire ? ? this girl is on fire ? >> sarah, take off your blindfold and take a look. >> oh, my god, you look amazing. >> you know what i love -- >> you're looking. >> just dab at your eyes. >> are you ready? >> you look gorgeous.
>> look right here, and look into that camera for us, please. >> i love when this happens, i did not see your picture before. and look what we did. so close. right her hair was exceptionally bright. you can't tell so much in this, originally it was very vibrant red. >> like a fire engine almost? >> i wanted to make her look a little more soft, real. >> sure. >> i did a few highlights. her the highlights. and enid did the make-up. >> can you picture the wedding. >> yes. >> this weekend. >> we needed a dress for the rehearsal dinner, we didn't want it to be too dressy, this is by maggie leminton. this is how to do flowers for fall. >> beautiful. >> big round of applause. you can join your daughter right
>> next up is here? >> lolita concitello. >> let's listen to her story. >> in one week i'm celebrating my 40th high school reunion, i'm so excited to see friends i kept in touch with for 40 years. i live in brooklyn new york and i have lived here my whole life. i graduated from an all girls catholic high school in june of 1976. i have so man wonderful and kind faculty and students. life throws a lot of curveballs at you, and my classmates have seen me through a lot of ups and downs. we have an alumni group on facebook, i haven't seen many of them in person in years. i would really like to look good, so i can reflect the joy and excitement in my soul. please rejuvenate the spirit of '76. >> love it. >> she's going to look great i'm sure.
one more look at lolita before. and let's bring lolita out now. >> oh, they're going to freak out. >> oh, my god, ready, ladies? >> take off your blindfolds. >> get ready. >> oh, my god. look at you. >> oh, my god. >> you look beautiful. >> it's okay. around? take a look at yourself. she was so nervous. >> oh, my god. >> thank you so much. thank you so much. >> you look -- >> do not mess around. >> i'm so privileged to be here, i really am.
what did you do to her hair? >> what we did, if you notice in her earlier pictures, her hair was deeper. i did your hair -- often when people get older they go blonder and blonder and blonder. we put color in your hair, in your face. the bangs, the slight layers around the face. and natural soft looking colors. look at the colors on the face. >> beautiful. >> that's what works. >> that's awesome. >> high school reunion, you have to go looking hot. this together -- it's from talbots, the statement bracelet is nisa. >> will you take pictures for us and send them to us. >> i will. >> absolutely. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> here's your ambush bag with
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this sunday at sundown marks the beginning of the jewish new a two day celebration filled with family and friends and pretty amazing food. >> our "today" team called in alon shaya. owner of the new orleans restaurant shaya. he's putting his own spin on a traditional rosh hashanah meal. >> that's a hot restaurant you have in new orleans, mr. >> yeah, it's been going really well. israeli food. >> israel is the culinary
being cooked out there. what chefs are doing all around the world right now is just incredible. >> we're going to make some briskets. a different kind, right? >> rosh hashana, it's the jewish new year. brisket. super traditional. >> often too dried out. >> sometimes dry. i don't want to get anybody's bubby in trouble but i'm going to say i've had a lot of bad brisket in my life. here is one way to skirt that issue. it comes from the same cow just a little bit further up the belly right on the ribs. >> don't ruin it for me, all right. >> listen, look, look at that beautiful marbling. >> that means it's going to be flavorful. >> is that kosher salt? >> it is, yes. it's going to be flavorful and really juicy. >> it seems like a lot of salt but it's really not. >> you're not brining, you're not doing all that stuff? >> just rub it down with salt a little bit and put it into this
>> what kind of oil do you use? >> just canola oil. you say, oh, well, short rib might have more fat and i want things to be leaner. we're going to render this fat. it's going to start to company out of the short rib. we're going to use that to cook our vegetables. after this gets all golden brown, it's going to look like this. you can see it's much smaller and tighter now. a lot of that fat has come out. we these beautiful vegetables. we have sweet potato. fennel. beets. onions. empty out your fridge at this point. you can put whatever you want in there. feel free to substitute. >> don't get a knife near hoda, please. >> i'm not good with knifes. >> what about a vegetable peeler? >> i'm good with that. >> what is that? >> it's a yellow beet. >> yeah. >> i've never seen it. >> they're in the grocery store between the pink beets, the red
>> okay, that was fun. >> okay, you did great. we can do a lot with this. >> how long do you cook it for? >> you just put it all into this grease, right. start to caramelize. once they turn golden brown. perfect. see, you're a pro. >> well, not really. >> a little like a red wine. >> i can make that happen. >> yes, >> oh, i can't, i'm not allowed to show it. >> we're going to take some garlic and also put that in there. >> we just have a few seconds. >> we want to get to the -- >> raisins, spices. all the vegetables. beautiful and golden. >> you didn't talk about the nutmeg. >> the nutmeg. we put spices like nutmeg, cardamom, cinnamon, all that goes in there. it's all on the website.
that is. all the vegetables. you see the raisins. of course for rosh hashana, you want it to be a sweet new year so the raisins are symbolic. >> so moist. it is. they're all on today.com/food. emmy-winning actress holland taylor is here. >> don't forget about the honey cake with apples. >> honey cake with apples. let's find out what's in holland's headlines, okay, we'll be right back. it's amazing out there means to me, the wonder and the wow of weather. >> everything is amazing. it could be the smallest ice crystal. the biggest storm cloud. >> what does it's amazing out there mean to me? >> it means looking up and being inspired. >> even if it's just straight up blue skies. i mean, how beautiful is that?
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>> and playing the mother on "two and a half men." now she is returning to the stage. where she pretty much started out too. in the broadway revival "the front page." what a cast. >> she played mrs. grant, the soon to be mother-in-law of hildy johnson played by "mad men's" john slattery. what a cast. >> it is nathan lane, john slattery are the headlines. you have 25 other actors. this is a classic from 1928. which tom says is the greatest american comedy. i think he says that because not only is it brilliant construction, which you see as it barrels along. it's mayhem. but it has real depth to it which a great comedy must have. so it's very much about the human condition and it's -- but 20, like, just 25. and every person -- >> you don't see a cast like that unless it's "the lion king" or something, yeah. >> you know every face. as each person comes through the door. oh, my gosh, he's in it?
and you start to enjoy the show? >> the third act because there's still -- >> it's three acts. >> it's 1928. it's as current as today. it's about the news game. >> not much has changed. >> not much has changed. it's about a hot shot race horse reporter and his unscrupulous producer who's played by -- not producer -- >> editor. >> publisher. >> publisher. drives him to get either story he can, lie, truth, doesn't matter. >> which one is he, is that nathan? >> that's nathan. >> what character does john play? >> the race horse reporter. the thing is, john slattery and nathan lane are very different kinds of actors. one is charming and smooth and very naturalistic. and nathan is hugely theatrical and bombastic and just brilliant. they're together like -- >> yin and yang.
>> they cast everybody in the show as a team player. and a lot of people are playing parts they wouldn't normally play just to be in this ensemble. >> directed by jack o'brien. >> directed by jack o'brien who most of us have worked for. >> such a great producer. >> only scott rudin would have the guts to do a play that costs this much to produce. >> he can afford it, he's doing well. >> it was also a limited run. >> 19 weeks. >> it was fun on the emmys watching your shout-out from sarah paulson. >> first of all, that whole emmy night was thrilling. she's done six roles, different parts, different characters in five years, been nominated for every one of them. for marcia clark, she has to win or the earth is going to tilt on its freaking axle. then she shouted out to me. i didn't know she was going to do that. the thing about sarah is, long
she's a real wonderful standup person of great quality, and she stands on the right side of history. >> wow. well, thank you. >> we are excited about this. the front page is currently in previews. are you missing a line or two along the way? >> i was slow to say one of them. >> that's what previews are for, honey. >> i haven't actually missed one. >> not yet. >> not yet. >> it opens here in new york on october 20th. >> we'll be back in a moment but first this is "today" on nbc. whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive.
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it is time for okay, not okay. we were asked whether it's okay to wear super short daisy dukes. >> celebrities like hilary duff, lady gaga, have all worn the famous short shorts. here's what we have to say about it. >> sure it's okay, hoda, but just be prepared for the backlash of criticism you're going to get. >> i say yes, it's okay. if you can rock 'em and you should wear 'em. >> i thi s >> we don't. >> no, we don't. >> okay. so tomorrow, john cena stops by. >> plus a performance by country singer brett eldridge. >> we're giving a viewer's husband an image makeover. along with tips to help you upgrade your man's style. >> and two lovely people in our studio hanging out, carly's mom and grandma. all right, we'll see you guys tomorrow, everybody. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday. guess what tomorrow is? >> friday friday. >> yes.
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