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first this morning on "today's take," a grammy winner super star, it's kelly clarkson. then how would you like to dine in this gingerbread house? a sweet and forget take-out, fast and fabulous, right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, and welcome to a very special monday morning. december 5, 2016. we are so excited to have one of singing star's biggest singing stars in the world, kelly clarkson is our co-heft. >> yes! >> this is so exciting.
>> you're funny. >> it -- i'm not funny. you just were sang downstairs. >> not super professional, cried a girl. that's okay, girls and boys cry. >> kelly clarkson, we teal your feelings through your songs and performances. >> it's hard sometimes if that emotional. especially after having kids. i don't know what it. my hormones. i cry so easily. every emotion is more -- >> i cry and i don't have kids. >> i don't know. i'm worried about that. you probably cry like, living to "frozen." >> oh, my gosh. i've heard that so much. ip i recently saw and wanted to yell, stop! literally my daughter loves it. i've heard "let it go" so many times. yes. >> your daughter, river, kelly and i, talking off the ledge.
of this baby. >> it's personality. it's karma, in a hot second -- >> my mom used to say, one day you're going to do what was done to me. >> she says, you don't understand it. i'm like, i don't? you never shut up either. >> terrible 2s, you told me? >> yes. sweet at can be. in a hot second, just learning, she's 2. a horrible age. >> look at your little guy. >> at disney world yeah. she was obsessed. yeah. i feel bad, though, our kids. it's not normal. they don't wait in lines. you know, like we all did at kids. you wait in line for kids. two minutes, are we going to ride yet? pipe down. people are waiting three hours. >> like your mom. you pipe down. >> you're old school. i was like, i can still reach you! >> that's right. don't make me stop this car. >> don't make me stop the driver who's driving now.
your kids probably think it's regular, normal to go to the white house christmas party? >> she did. she met obama. we taught her how to say obama. she did it in front of her. he was like, okay, you can have anything you want. >> she did on command? >> a sit-in. >> you practice at home? >> no. you know, i just said, hey, say obama. he loves mimicking. in a mimic stage. it was awesome. she was so sweet and nice. he had a phone conversation with our 10-year-old boy, who was on cloud nine. he took time for me. i was so -- look. i'm crying. i might be pregnant. >> news here. >> i'm just kidding. >> how about singing? christmas carols with the president. >> it was cold. yeah, he came out. funny, we didn't get to rehearse it. at one point everybody came in so much, that trisha and i, we
>> starting grinding. grinding onstage, the president of the united states -- what the -- couldn't see us. we were back there. >> you have on beyonce heels. >> and i'm not her. i'm aware. like -- >> how tall are the heels you have on today? >> my god. what do you think. like 6 -- 6 1/2? >> they're not me. might be someone. but it's not me. >> had you to walk up two flights of flares. >> in my shoes. yes. that's why i'm sweating! i i work out all the time. >> we love -- you're a real miss. oh, my god. so good. >> last year, i mean, christmas obviously big in a lot of homes, but in your house, you went with your christmas card "game of thrones"? >> pretty hard core about that and tried this year, too. everybody keeps asking us, like -- how do you live up to that? >> that's crazy. >> yeah. i was like -- it kind of happened. we were on vacation, doing a thing for fun. he has a scottish background, my
couldn't happen, because equestrian, out of town so much. eldest is 15. yeah. so -- i have a great idea. just don't know if we'll get it done in time. >> what's the -- >> i won't tell you. it's a surprise! >> okay. okay. >> i love how we go from professional award-winning singer to texas momma all in one swoon. >> i'm sorry. i should probably be medicated. >> no! >> we love it. we love you like you are. but you know you have to do it? card going. >> i know. so much pressure. >> you can make it a new year's card. >> everybody is throwing out ideas but not as good as the one i have. >> "west world." >> that's one show that we -- lit really, four kids. don't have a lot of time and haven't seen it yet. everybody says i'd love it. >> don't see it. steal the theme. oh, you like "westworld." >> your kids can be killer robots. >> why not?
thrones." next big thing, music. >> 2017, album coming out and it's good -- to me. >> tell me the inspiration behind it. ho do you describe what you're looking for? >> a hurdle. trying to switch gears. everybody's used to pop rock kelly, which i love and love all of my music but have been wanting to make this record since i was a kid. very r&b soulful pop. >> whitney meeds. >> whitney meets, and contemporary version, like, vogue. >> can we get a -- >> i'm so excited. it's going to take longer. >> get off the christmas card. 's get to the music. >> i want it to 2017. wanted to give -- found out we were a part of "hamilton." >> 2017, a fantastic year. >> it's going to be good. >> love that. >> and grammys coming out. a professional singer here.
winner, 12-time nominee. >> i didn't know that. 12 times? is that real? maybe it is. >> we just picked a number. >> you have sold 137 million -- i. would google it if -- >> my phone doesn't work. >> your prediction for song of the year? >> i'm going to be real with you. i don't get, i'm a mom and listen to a lot of disney. so i don't -- i'm not actually super -- i don't know everything that's out. so, like, beyonce's, i was obsessed with that whole record. it be real, anytime somebody has a hard time in life and express it in your album, that's the best album. >> and from your music, little clues about life? >> no. i mean, that's what's -- i'm not writing as much as i normally do, because i'm so happy. everything is so great. nobody wants to hear that. >> sure they do! >> no, we don't. >> is that the secret to a good song? >> you want to hear, wrenching -- oh, i've been there.
upbeat. upbeat and happy. >> we have an upbeat one i love and can't wait for everybody to hear. very like -- >> i'm with kelly. i need to feel it. i want to be like, yes! i've been there. >> we have nothing. yes. >> okay. i want to dance with somebody. that -- now, that's a happy. >> yes, but -- then you need the heart wrenching, "run to you." >> no, no. >> you want to call your girlfriends, have wine. >> if you took, specifically, her songs more depressing were far more -- >> i think guys guys want to hear depressing. i think we like upbeat. >> because it's always about y'all! >> no! >> that is so true! >> thank you. >> i want to dance with somebody's not about us? >> the bad ones are all about you. >> oh, well, there you go. >> and ain't our fault we're singing about it. it's yours. >> hey, you're the one calling your exes on the phone. >> that's the phone, my phone won't stop. >> my phone's brocken, i'm
exes. de delete. the guy calls, did you mean to call me? no. my bad. >> you don't say universe. >> my phone's calling my exes while they live in texas. >> and kelly's going to sing that chord, my bad! >> okay. coming up, can you guess what the most regifted christmas present is? >> oh! >> that's right. "saturday night live" weighs in. "saturday night live" weighs in. its two cents in a hilarious at olive garden, your favorite things come together at the holidays, with our new flavorfilled pairings. ors. and perfectly paired with irresistible steak, shrimp or chicken. comfort and joy, love and laughter, happiness and cheer. served with all the salad and breadsticks you want. bring flavorfilled pairings and your family
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? life's short, talk is cheap. ? ? i'll be working while you sleep. ? ? still don't think i've got a brain? ? ? i took two bullets in the chest. ? ? got three kids, i never rest... ? ? so yeah, i've got a brain. ? ? a degree is a degree. ? ? you're gonna want someone like me. ? ? but only if you have a brain. ? (music fades out) we are back with more "today's take." and super duper energy in the house. >> freeway of love. how great is that? and upbeat. >> "ain't no way." >> never loved a man the way that -- >> that's a -- >> you are done. ain't no way? come on. ? ain't no way ? >> upbeat. yeah. okay. >> i'm going to win you over.
not "hamilton"! mine. >> "saturday night live" last night, or on saturday night, one of the greatest -- okay. was your go-to christmas gift to give people? >> a scarf. >> money. well, i employ a lot of people who would rather have the bonus. >> how beautiful you look today. did i mention? >> so "snl" on saturday night performed and ode to the greatest christmas gift and regift of all-time. >> oh. let's >> i myselfed it. >> missed it. >> me, too. ? it's christmas time again, a woman has to get a gift for some girl at work named jen ? doesn't know what jen likes and she doesn't super care ? so she goes inside her closet just to see what crap's in there ? in the darkness there's a light then suddenly she sees the christmas savior's here tonight
candle, it's been sitting in here for a year ? for a year she takes the candle, dusts off the candle ? then wraps it up for jen and just says, "here" ? >> yeah. we were just -- >> i don't think i've ever give an candle. >> nope. >> have you? >> oh -- >> have you -- if you send me one, straight up vanilla. >> really good candles but we were saying, the worst, someone gives you a candle and it's some smell you do not like and you still have to have it in case they come over. >> no, you don't. >> what do you do? >> that's not my fault. you gave me a crappy kanldal. that's your fault! that is not mine. >> wouldn't it be great to combine a candle with a fruitcake? >> i don't know anybody that does that either. i think that's an older thing. my mom said that. who gives fruitcake?
>> some people like it -- >> that's a "leave it to beaver" thing. >> yeah. >> my mom, send it, loaded, takal top off and -- >> a rum cake? >> yeah. >> there's alcohol in it? >> i can't bring myself to eat it. i i don't like the physical form of it. >> it bakes out? >> oh, no. you bake it, and then you pour -- >> all right. somebody send me a fruitcake. that rum fruitcake. >> in the caribbean we call it the rum cak gingerbread house. how about that? >> yes. >> pour rum on it. [ laughter ] >> actually, a giant life-sized gingerbread house at the ritz-carlton, in arizona. wait. i thought this was in studio. just a picture? >> wait a minute. you thought it was in the studio? >> you go to the place and eat in the gingerbread house? >> oh, i thought they were sending a replica. >> do you ever read the notes? >> no.
clarkson on you. i'm going totep ck gingerbrusea eatn itr just eat it? >> it's$250. >> to have lunch. >> you can -- it costs $250 and then it says, dinner's $300. >> you read that note. very nice. >> you can make dinner at home and build your own -- >> there you go. >> for $5. a >> blue man come here and build you -- >> put it on our gift list. >> okay. ght nt to that candle. a candle burning in the window. let's check your weather. see what we've got for you, and we are looking today at a little wet weather making mts way here in the northeast. a lot of heavy rain down through the gulf coast, and there is a risk of strong storms down there today. some wet weather, snowy weather in the pacific northwest. awfully cold air making its way through the plains. teens and 20s. 20s into north new england. 80s in florida.
looking at more showers and thunderstorms down through the gulf. the snow moves out of northern new england, and more snow coming into the plains and pacific northwest. huh? [ laughter ] >> what did you -- >> i said, when you do your neck of the woods, i wanted to say, did you know a fun fact? kelly and i are from the same neck of the woods. fort worth, texas. >> i am. why do i not know --
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clark-song. get it? we have a buzzer to see who can finish it first. we have teamed here. we're joined by two great guys. >> zach. >> and chris. >> annihilated. >> yes, you are. >> these guys have seen you in concert four times. >> what? >> they drove here just to meet you. >> wonderful. >> okay. >> i think it's impossible for us to beat kelly at her own song. >> let's find out. all right, let's roll song number one. ? left me broken >> guys. guys. guys. >> what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. stand a little taller. ? when i'm alone ? >> hold on. hold on. okay, hold on. >> are you supposed to finish it? ? come crawling back because you're dead wrong ?
>> but that's not the game. you changed the lyrics. >> they get the point, kelly. okay. >> i got this. >> you have to wait for the song to finish. okay. wait for the song. >> what it is is you're cheaters. >> okay. wow. all right. second song. wait for it to finish. ? i'm looking for attention ? ? i don't know the question ? >> well, the rest of it is -- what's the rest ? if you don't have a -- >> oh! ? hey, hey, hey just walk away ? >> wow. what's that -- do you smell something in the studio? kelly just got burned. next, okay. next. next. >> i thought you said the name of the song. >> no, the lyric.
okay. >> okay. let's go -- >> i'm happy this is a rubber mallet. >> song number three. ? hear me say how could she be with you ? ? you never hear me say -- >> ? since you been gone ? ? i can breathe for the first time ? >> okay. all right. knows this. let me bring in matt lauer. he knows. >> when are you going to be in concert? >> you'll take this, right? >> anchorman down. >> quickly, one more. one more. listen. ? some people say forever for that one special kiss ? ? i can't believe it's happening
? some people wait a lifetime ? >> say it one more time. ? some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this ? >> there you go. the winner, chris and john. you have an autographed album from kelly and a $100 gift certificate. thank you for playing on our game. you may know some lyrics. >> just ahead, need an idea for chicken in your fridge? we have a dish full of flavor after your local news and weather. hey!ts, a holiday mini miracle. hey! ?? this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ?? getting the gift you almost kept for yourself?
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>> honey, light duck soy. light for the sauciness, dark for the color. this is going to boost you up. >> really simple. >> here's the facts. >> how simple? what people that are talented at cooking say. >> simple, doing it piece by piece. >> oh! >> here you go. a nice bag there. >> all of it? >> dump all of it in. so the ginger. chilli, mount it at least an hour. 15, 20 minutes. the flavors are rich and all of the flavors are going to go in. >> how delicious. >> fast and fabulous. you could use chicken thighs. you can use, like, you know, pork ribs. you could use pork tenderloins. >> all-around marinade? >> all-around and fabulous. give it a nice squish in there. >> i want to do that part.
this is already marinaded. simple, pour it out like that. and then -- >> so delicious. >> really good. >> lay it out there andhe oven boil, as we say bake. bake half an hour 350 degrees and be delicious. >> under the broiler a little to crisp it up? >> to crisp up the skin at the end. come over here, guys. >> it smells so good! >> to go with it really deliciouska fum of vitamin c, going give you a boost and it's in season. >> i wouldn't say it's that great -- >> okay. and -- >> be light -- >> when you combine it with that chicken. >> yes. >> but if i'm cooking with it, i don't know. >> so we get a pan or wok nice and hot and then give the oil a swirl. >> i love it. >> isn't it great? you're my kind of girl.
some onion, chili, a little spice. >> a nice kick. >> yes. we're making like a green onion oil. a little bit more oil there and some salt just to season that up. >> okay. that kale, i'll eat it. >> yes. and then what you do, at the end, a nice little hit of some chicken stalk or vegetable stalk, like a sauceiverdi, p i'll add a little there. serve that with the chicken. what we're doing, we go ahead, keep a little back in the wok. we're going to add -- >> oh. >> and we're going wilt it down. >> add the kale. >> you've won me over. okay. >> what we do is to cook that down we add a little bit of water, just to create some steam. >> okay. >> and hear that sizzle? >> yeah. that's great. >> flashing, exactly what you need. so that's it. you just cook it for about a minute or two.
voila. so fast and fabulous. >> that is amazing. >> when you coming over? [ laughter ] >> a little over here to try. >> okay. so there it is. this is all done for you. >> wow. >> how quickas that? >> ching, thank you so much. >> i'm trying it. >> so fantastic and, of course, all of our "today" food recipes @today.com/food. coming up, kelly will help us get into the holiday spirit with a christmas classic. you don't want to miss her performance after this message. eyes open? good. because it's here. cue the confetti. say hi to xiidra, lifitegrast ophthalmic solution. xiidra is the first prescription eye drop solution approved to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye. so give your eye doctor a ring, and your eyes just might thank you. one drop in each eye, twice a day. the most common side effects of xiidra
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? oh, ? oh i'm dreaming of a white christmas ? ? with every christmas card i write ? ? may your days be merry and bright ? ? and may all your christmases be white ? >> that was terrific. doing a little weather in your christmas song. i like it. well, we take a look, you can see a lot of wet weather in the week ahead, starting down in the gulf, a wintry mix in the pacific northwest, and heavier snow through the northern
period, the wet weather exits the northeast, mid-atlantic states, rain and mountain snow out west. showerymixy weather with some snow in there in the mid-plains. wet weather down through the gulf. as we get to the end of the week, snow showers around the great lakes. more mountain snows and rain in the pacific northwest. with plenty of sunshine through the gulf. that's what's going on >> and that is your latest weather.
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it's a busy month for actress greta gerwig. >> plays nancy onassis' best friend. >> and playing a punk artist in the 1970s. greta, nice to meet you. >> thank you. good morning. >> good morning. most considering it blessing to have one big movie coming out and you've got two this year. >> two very different ones. >> yes. and two different decades and incredibly lucky this year and both directors are great and performances, annette bening, natalie portman, doing work of
amazing to be around it, really. >> we were talking about annette bening. this movie "20th century women," able to just be in her energy space and learn from her. >> i know. yes. i mean, she's incredible. so intelligent, and they both are, and bring it to their characters. like her, her sheer -- yeah, her smarts come through in every character she plays. i keep saying she should be -- in england you can become a dame? we should make that for just annette bening. >> such a sexy thing. being so intelligent. intelligent roles, it's sexy. >> yeah. >> one of the things you loved about taking on this role, not only acting, hanging out doing press? >> yeah. i'm always -- she's a mom of four. done incredible work. done theater and film. i feel like she's just a person i aspire to be. i want to be that kind of actress. >> and surrounding yourself with
exactly. >> absolutely. >> you mentioned natalie portman in the movie "jackie" we've seen and fell -- it's absolutely brilliant. and being able to have as kelly mentioned this range if the movie with annette to this. >> yes. carrying your own. >> yeah, no. it was -- as an actress you have little control over what movies come your way. two great directors and two great parts, you think, i'm done. solid the next two years. i'm fine. >> in "jackie" you play nancy tuckerman. >> tuckerman. >> yeah. her lifelong best friend. what did you learn about their relationship to help you understand that time period in her life? >> nancy tuckerman is still alive, but i didn't get to talk to her. she's very behind-the-scenes. never wrote a book, never gav an interview. known her since she was 5. >> a friend? >> yeah. >> she wrote the press release when jackie died.
i hung on to, in their year books it said, where are you most likely to be found, nancy wrote, laughing with jackie, and jackie wrote, laughing with tucki. i thought -- >> a lot of guesswork? you didn't get to meet her? >> hanging on to little pieces i felt was evocative, that was one of her and even her silence says everything. she didn't ever go to the media with >> her character. >> totally. always in the back of the photos. i loved her, without knowing her. >> nancy tuckerman. >> and i have nancy tuckermans in my world. >> yeah. >> in this day and age of everyone spilling the beans. >> it's hard. >> and she has the story. >> but totally keeps it inside. >> i love that. >> it was great. in "20th century women," my character loves annette like a mother. annette's like her surrogate
feel that way about both of these women. so i didn't have to, like -- >> i love that. >> make that up. it was just there. >> terrific. greta gerwig, thank you so much. and "20th century women" hits theaters on christmas day. "jackie" is i selec theers now and we should also mention, because we get paid for this, "jackie" was writen by noah oppenheim, happens to be executiveharg in c of "today." cha ching! back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. it is true. john, we're giving you a raise. that's fantastic! but i'm gonna pass. are you ok? honey, you got another present.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. hope you had a wonderful weekend. it's fun day monday, december 5th. we don't care in it's monday around here. >> we doan. >> that's "working girl" by train. >> love train. >> does that mean what it means? or are we working girls? >> i think we're working girls. >> a hot show to kick off your week. guess who's here? >> who? >> taylor kinney, heating up "chicago fire," of course, and now fans ket fired up seeing him
shoop -- amy schumer is a dom. the scoop is in "today's buzz." >> wait until you see this, a world famous illusionist is here with an unbelievable perform answer that will have you literally on a bed of nails. >> i'm kind of nervous about this. >> i don't like. going on the record right now. >> and i heard donnadorable is the guinea pig. >> she's young. she needs if christmas goodies are taking the toll on your waistline, helping you, making smarter choices. thank you, madeleine. >> and favorite things at the end, and meantime -- >> we have to hear about your mayor ton weekend. >> had a fun weekend. took my mom to florida. >> yes. >> and where, spent time. we went there. there we are, grinning, because we're in the sun! and we love it! and there are two really nice
great care of us. i think we have a second picture. they take great care of us, and you would love them. >> there they are. the guys from the breakers. good, good, good. a beautiful spot and starts to look even more beautiful around this time of year. >> it sure does. >> yeah! >> so this is our -- there's been like a spirit of kindness sort of catching on all around. >> yes. >> a lot of people haven't seen this side of lady gaga. she works with this organization called born this way and it emrs a kinder world. she essentially loves to help out lgbt kids. so she surprised some homeless shelter kids from the lgbt youth. take a peak at it. >> hi, everybody. this is lady gaga and we are at the center in harlem and here to surprise the kids. kindness, to me, is an action of love, or a showing of love to someone else. >> lots of gifts!
kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world. >> how's it going? i'm lady gaga. it's nice to see ya! [ screaming ] >> i'm right here for you. >> oh. >> she's right. it is the deit. the anecdote for it. >> wonderful. one by one hugged those kids and soaked away you felt you were feeling it. >> hopefully contagious. mila and ashton kutcher revealing the name of her new baby born. born on shecky's birthday. >> never forget it. >> i think it was dmitri portwood kutcher. i have a feeling portwood, family name. >> and dmitri, of course a great name. >> married in july 2015 and have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter named wyatt. so happy for them.
with stuff in this teeth, zipper's down what do you do? >> point it out, or zip it up. what you do, baby. what happens on national television jie say you do the same. >> john legend a guest on "the tonight show," pulled chrissy teigen to play a game of charades. noticed her husband's zipper was unzipped. so take >> boovie. short. the big short. the -- small, tiny -- little. "little women." little -- little dress -- little slinky, sexy -- your fly is unzipped, first of all. >> oh, my -- [ cheers and applause ] [ laughter ] >> and you're yelling little!
see? it can happen to anybody. >> sure can. all right, so it's fun when we see stars on the red carpet going to movie premieres. really fun, when they bring the whole family. >> don't you love it? the "sing" movie, premiere held in l.a. over the weekend. beautiful families went to premiere. >> here's reese with her daughter, and her husband jim and family. >> beautiful family. >>yo fingers you will see that her son, too, is also like a dead ringer for her. >> and ava's always looked just like her. beautiful family. then matthew mcconaughey, we love, camilla, one of our favorites around here also attended brought their adorable son livingston who is 3. levi and -- vida. maybe it's vida. >> it's vida. love them. >> walking d the street, on
lee or says, hey, friends of yours. >> already talking to someone else. >> the question is, what do you do when someone interrupts you when out in public on a phone? >> i go -- >> what you do? point to the phone. >> say hello nicely and don't -- unless it's a dear friend of yours, that you're surprised to see. then you've got to go, hold on a second. you're not going to believe who's here. you know what i mean? but you always give precedence to -- to the person that you're already talking to, it seems to me. >> okay. >> you know? brought ya. >> right. don't always just stop for a better one. a dog walker wrote in to social q saying walking the dog uses that time to catch up with friends. hands-free. one of those things. sometimes people she knows come up, start a conversation and asked what should she do? phillip glaunos writes, i'm on the phone. catch up later. sometimes on the phone with my
care -- sometimes say i'm on the phone. just a, whatever, i'll say -- sometimes i'll say, do you need something? or hi, or whatever. >> depends on the situation. also, i don't like the call waiting thing. >> oh. what do you do? ever pick up, or no? >> i always tell me friends and this, you know, if it's my child i have to find out what's going on. everybody understands that. otherwise, finish up your conversation and call them back. look who just came in the kitchen. >> ah! >> taylor, what are you doing when you're on the phone and somebody interrupts? you. >> somebodying on the street happen to be on the phone. maybe a friend of yours? >> smile, wave, keep walking. >> what if it's a friend? hey, taylor, it's me from high school. >> say hi. >> but wouldn't get off the phone? >> that should be a pre-curser to not interrupt. >> exactly. >> right. >> yeah. >> it's etiquette. sometimes can't see it's got the ear bud in, it's on the side.
>> that's what -- we agree. we agree. >> look at taylor. >> you look good. working awfully hard, doing every one of those chicago shows. >> i know. i think there's 16 of them now. they keep us busy. >> are you doing a crossword puzzle? >> i was, yeah. i didn't start it yet, but i'm a big fan. so i get the "new york times" and i can -- yeah. >> you know monday's is the easiest. >> right. it's monday. >> the only one i'll ever do. >> i don't have anything done yet. >> after monday, it goes, straight down. >> all right. we're going to catch up with you a okay? >> okay. >> paper things? >> yes. all of you went crazy last week for my friend nancy lamont singing, "can be kind." if you loved her, cd to download or buy. "just in time for christmas" but listen for a second. ? just in time for christmas ? >> beautiful.
david friedman and my dear friend david ziffel wrote that song. one of the best christmas albums ever. put it on today you will not want to take it off, amazon, $13.99 or stream on spotify. >> right. mine, jill connolly was a friend of mine passed away of breast cancer. >> so did nancy as well. >> yeah. started an organization called jill's wish. >> precious. >> t-shirts called rock what you got. all proceeds from these t-shirts, $25. >> so soft, hoda. just like we love. >> really are. can you hold back so i can see exactly -- >> sorry. supports families during treatment. >> yeah. go to jillswish.org, if you would like to donate, and they're beautiful t-shirts and she was a beautiful person. >> so brave. wasn't she? >> yeah. >> so was nancy. nancy died on december, i think it was 17th. >> wow. >> yeah.
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from here. take a listen. >> what i felt as i got blasted in the head by a fireball -- nothing. >> let's get away. boys' fishing trip. someplace warm. beers, cigars and a boat? get the hell out of chicago and recharge our batteries. >> g t along. >> yeah. how are you? >> doing well, thank you. thanks for having me again. >> so that's residual heaven. 100 episodes. >> i guess. we hope so. >> yeah, baby. that show's going to take care of you in your old age. dotage. >> might get to 300 at this point. >> seems like a cast that likes to hang out together. seems like a good group? >> actually, joe manoso had a
a tight-knit family. >> that wolfe guy knows what he's doing. >> got the elixir. >> what is it about this show, 100 episodes that sustains that? >> resonates with audiences in terms of the -- the job in itself. it's a noble profession, and i think -- >> sure is. >> historically, especially, you know in new york and just across the country, i think this is a revered profession and there be told. >> just that terrible story over the weekend in oakland. we have to see things like that to realize how much you all, firefighters and first responders, put their lives literally on the line. >> yeah. we were talking earlier about kindness and ran a spot with lady gaga. funny, whenever i see her i think ofu.yo whenever i see you i think of her. dwoent see her in that light ten. doing things like that. a part of her i imagine you've known for a long, long time.
mother started the born this way foundation. i believe she's here today. cynthia. >> her mom is. >> something set up for acts of kind inside and do amazing things, charity and foundation work. >> pretty cool. >> not why she's bringing it up. >> everything's okay, though, right? >> yeah. kathy and i have been dating a few weeks so i think -- >> we made a pact. we made a pact not to tell! >> we were not supposed to say anything. >> she told me your relatns going on, baby. >> oh, sorry. i forgot we on television. >> that's all right. i'm not going to break up. >> sorry. >> i'm not going to break up with you, don't worry. >> you went to a world series game. >> i did. >> were you a cubs fan before the game? >> just being in chicago -- i'm just a baseball fan. >> yeah. >> and i just ran into al and al was at game seven. >> yeah. he was there. >> i somehow scored tickets. i hopped a flight. it was cancelled, and then got
fifth and it was the most amazing game's baseball i've ever seen in my life. >> everybody says that. waiting a long time for that. >> and drove home at 2:30 in the morning, got to chicago. and was -- at work at noon or something. >> you are kidding? >> stop it. >> it was -- it was one ef those things that i would have kicked myself if i didn't go. >> i like that. >> nobody feels sorry for you. >> i'm not feeling sorry for me. i'm a lucky dog. >> you are a lucky dog and we love you here. so hap season, right, baby? >> yeah. 100 episode. >> he likes that. hold his hand. keep holding it. >> back with the 100th episode of "chicago fire" airs tomorrow at 9:00, 10:00 central. weekend update on your celebrity buzz. >> and a master illusionist gets ready to blow your mind. i'm worried about donna. i'm scared for
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we were out collecting hollywood in "today's buzz." >> a wrap-up of celebrity headlines, rob chutea. >> hello, ladies. best of all, you're dating taylor? >> gee, we've kept it quiet two weeks and he had to open his mouth about it. >> that's how he is >> performing friday at iarrest radio's in jingle ball, in l.a., 35th birthday, came out to surprise her, ryan seacrest brought a cake and 20,000 people that packed the arena. singing "happy birthday." looked and sounded great. did old hits and also new songs from the album. the show was huge. bruno mars, britney. massive show. on friday it moves to new york.
putting a massive show together, tell me lots of surprises. justin bieber is closing the show. >> what? here in new york? >> is bruno going to be here, do you know? >> we can't say. i know that ariana grande will be here. >> they've announced it. right? >> is bruno comes? >> they always have surprises. this is the hottest ticket in town. >> i want barry manilow. >> oh, barry! >> that's who i want. amy schumer has a new role, right? a. different jingle ball. so much fun. she does. amy schumer a confirmed. reached out to her people. she might be playing barbie. right. a live action version of barbie. the story line is something along the following -- they're barbie doesn't really fit into barbie land anymore. goes out into the real world and finds out that beauty is really on the inside. making a little bit of fun. >> family-friendly. no "train wreck." >> and mattel is trying to
changed the shape of them and -- >> sales were going down. >> it was. more inclusive. make fun of the old image while still being awfully kind to t. and here over the weekend. >> total surprise. audience had no idea. people in the building, some had no idea. turned out did a guest spot on "saturday night live." let's have a look. >> well, what -- oh, yeah. [ cheers ] >> i mean, kind ofus what? oh. what? me? oh, wow. no! i -- what? yes. >> wow. >> is it like this? what? wow? no. that's not -- >> what? well that's it -- >> what? >> no. i don't do that. >> what? oh! [ laughter ] >> so vanessa, great vanessa bayerlaying the role of rachel
herself. a christmas movie is coming out soon. "bad christmas party." who else? >> everybody's in it. >> the movie. >> like the holiday -- >> new love, actually? >> "love actually." good for jen. >> i like the stand-in porn test. nothing says christmas like >> thank you, rob. from one idea to 4 million subscribers. >> turning into a big thing. >> and one illusionist on donnadorable. donna, i hope there are medics. >> there are. we just passed them in the hall. >> oh, my goodness. >> right after this. >> right after your local news. >> i don't kno ??
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wrong. >> okay. we're ready. >> so -- i have here a bed of nails. >> be careful, donna. oh, i can't even -- >> wait, wait. don't know-of-do anything. >> you're going to test this out for us and we'll actually explain the trick. >> you don't usually do that? >> we don't. but for you guys we will. slowly, carefully, have a seat. >> i want to look. >> nope. i don't. >> and all the way back. allow me to help you. brilliant. get all the way down, don't put your head down because i have a pillow for you. >> marvelous. >> it's fine. >> no, it's not. >> in the performance of something like this, you take a cinder block, like the one i have here, place it there and then take a sledgehammer and you'd break it let's do it. >> are you ready that? >> no. no, no. >> does it hurt, by the way. >> no. it feels a little prickly in certain areas but does not hurt.
>> okay. can she get up? >> yeah. i can help you up. let me give you a little hand. very good. >> really? just one spike, it would be horrible. >> that is point. the more nails, the less it hurts. the fewer nails, the more it would hurt. like you said, lie on one nail it would really hurt. >> okay. let's not do that. then. so is gerard getting on? >> no. just me. >> gerard and mike. oh, there's the on >> a bed of nail, singular. >> it's sharp. technically, the least number of names on a bed of nails. could do less but that's just a man lying down and that's not impressive. >> this is serious stuff. all right? >> i'm going it try to do this. obviously, really, think it's a trick, but it's not. check out my back. make sure -- ooh. that was mire microphone.
to be careful. >> make sure no hidden methods, nothing under my skin. >> you've had some nail -- >> nail scars. >> you've had problems? >> doing it a while. yeah. okay. give me a second here. >> i don't want to look. i don't like -- i don't like this. nurse -- nurse is on standby. nurse, thank you. making sure we're all good. >> i don't like the sledgehammer he's got. >> if i manage to do this, feel free to go nuts, girls. >> okay. >> wait. power pack's in your >> dear god. >> no. >> are you looking? >> no. no, no, no. >> oh, dear god. >> guys -- >> you see -- >> oh, my gosh. get up, get up, please. >> donna, pick up the cinder block and place it here. >> no. donna -- hurry. >> take the sledgehammer start in the middle. start l. i have to.
one of us has to be professional. >> ouch! get up, get up! >> oh -- whew! [ applause ] >> you're all right. >> i'mokay. >> oh, my gosh. you're stupid! >> thank you. >> and i have got a hole in my back. right? >> yes. he did. he's got a hole. here it is. look at it. >> just for you. >> just for fun! >> yeah. >> merry christmas. >> nurse, come here. check him >> he's married, has a child and his wife works with him on the show. >> it's all part of the fun. >> if you like this sort of thing, catch the illusionist turn of the century. you see a dent. >> he says it's a dent. >> right here in new york at the palace theater through january 1st and catch them on tour. >> all right. they turn their passion into a thriving business. now suzy welch shares their story called "the skim" that may help you get started. >> and madeleine hi helps you m
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fewer calories? lower calories in the pigs in the blankets or meatballs? >> meatballs. >> right. these are 210. like them, limit your amount. can't go wrong with swedish meatballs. have a bite of each. >> doing a mannequin challenge. freeze! okay. ready. >> going this way? >> we are going this way. oh. >> oh, this is i cannot say no to. fried >> three bruschetta and three coconut shrimp. three of these, can't east just one, which has lower calories? all with tomato. >> going with the shrimp. >> kathie lee is right, the bruschetta. shrimp are healthy but fried and have about twice as many calories in the shrimp. 150. >> all righty. katie's here. >> all right. >> so katie's here. she has some of our four different cheese with different
crackers or some baked brie on four different crackers, which is lower in calories? >> three! >> you would be wrong, because the -- >> why? >> because actually cheese, as delicious as it is, even small pieces, far more calories than the spinach artichoke dip. >> tons of cheese in that? >> not cheese. it's mayonnaise. >> and ellie mushrooms. stuffed with spinach and cheese and mini crab cakes. take it or leave it? which has fewer calories? >> mini crab cakes! >> mushrooms. >> kathie lee would be right. about 90 calories for three of these and about twice much for the mini crab cakes. again, limit to one or two. >> okay. >> and ellie, thanks. move on. >> oh. >> okay. burning calories, at least!
delicious devilled eggs. two of these or two bacon wrapped dates, for two of these, take it or leave it? which would you take? >> dates. >> eggs. >> i'll go with the meat for fun. >> you would be right. bait with a little bacon, half the calories. 80 for those and twice as much for the eggs. >> i do love devilled eggs, though. >> that was fun. >> thank very much, madeleine. >> wait. we have a prize. >> who was the winner? >> kathie lee. >> of course. >> you didn't have to point that out, jerry, but thank you. >> congratulations. >> what did you get? >> national hot dog day! >> all right. for more calorie-saving ideas through the holidays go to hoda and kathie lee.com. and sharing a story of two
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have probably had some sormt of a business idea, but just didn't know where to start. >> well two young women worked right here at nbc news turned their idea into a thriving business that might be in your inbox right now called the skim. >> suzy welch sat down with the millennials behind the company. >> smart ladies. >> they're good. >> that's true. right. ladies, they went from being entry level tv entrepreneurs almost overnight. their goal, to be smarter. meet danielle and carl pip nbc news producers before they decided to turn their love of journalism into an entrepreneur adventure back in 2012. >> skim is a company making it easier to be smarter. >> some people might not feel comfortable talking about sports, or talking about something like the syrian
opportunity to make it easier for our friends to make it known what was going on around them. >> reporter: and they got plenty of friends relying on just that. the skin's daily newsletter is blasted out every weekday morning to more than 4 million subscribers, many of them women who can reality to the tone. in a paragraph or two, so many are finding it easier to be smarter. >> it's like your best friend wrote it for you. >> how did two experience in background and tech. >> saved up between $3,500 between the two of us. quit our jobs and launched it from our couch. all we had, our two computers and this idea. >> reporter: whens it was time to get the word out. >> no shame. e-mailed friends from kindergarten, ex-boyfriends, their mothers. e-mailed about 5,000 people. >> reporter: one thoefrz provided the boost they needed.
thin calmed the skim.com. >> hoda mentioned it as one of her favorite things and changed our life. >> reporter: starting rolling in. >> oprah, the first lady, so many crazy moments that are just like -- passed our wildest dreams. >> reporter: as with any start-up, a few hiccups along the way. >> early meeting weren't ainvestor what is your monthly burn? never burn to me sounds like a bad thing. i was like, zero. yeah. basically, when you translate that, saying giving money and not spending. we're never going to spend the money. a very dumb thing to say. >> reporter: the ladies have come a long way since those days, not just the two of us on the couch anymore. 37 full-time employees. >> these are beautiful offices. >> thank you. >> you've done well. how do you make money? >> we have two different businesses. the first is we have a media
premiere brands, great things with chase, buick and starbucks. >> other businesses, the subscription business. skim ahead launched a few months ago. a premium product for $2.99 a month, easier to be smarter on your calendar. what time your favorite show son, when the favorite college football game is on. all of these things, people are like, when is that's has happens? >> reporter: it morphed life sometime. smug neither woman imagined. >> probably say once a month, what have we done? >> yeah. >> boy. >> wow. >> saying it every day. what have we done? >> i flow. each prize themselves on establishing a fun and lively culture around the office and told me it's none uncommon to see employees enjoying a glass of wine in the middle of the day. something you ladies know a little about. >> for shame! >> i can't believe how they exploded. we were talking about it.
thank you, we love you. >> give a big speech in florida. >> 800 women there. i happened to have been in florida. 700 came up to me to tell me how great suzy was. you're great. they love you. >> we love you. thousands of deserving kids will have a holiday to remember. >> find out what gooies await them. first, this is "today" on nbc.
all right. let's spread a little more holiday cheer as our 23rd annual toy drive kicks off another wook. >> who we have today. drum roll, please. >> it's -- >> all: amanda santoro. we heard you were here. >> amanda. >> right. amanda, you guys are donating a lot. >> we are. >> big league. >> tell us how much. >> we're donating $1.3 million worth of lego products. >> wait.
>> $1.3. >> wow. >> going all the way up. amazing. >> awesome. >> everybody of every age loves lego. >> what's great. for every age, interest and a very classic toy that people love and have known for many years. >> and never goes out of style. >> why is it important? a lot of kids seem to go without during this time of year? >> absolutely. lego's been around many years, three generation. it's important for us to g "today" show. as many kids and possible have a lego set this holiday. >> a great one right there. >> lego classic. >> yeah. >> thank you. >> don't forget to swing by the plaza or donate online at amazon.com/today. for details go to our website, kathieleeandhoda.com. what you no know if you have a child with food allergies.
next on live at noon-- deadly fire--- where the investigation stands today after dozens of people were killed after a warehouse caught fire. then - new place to grab lunch-- where five new restaurants just opened up in downtown milwaukee. and the winter-like weather continues... meteorolt team forecast. i'm shannon
now at noon -- combing through debris-- a california warehouse that doubled as an artist's housing-- went up in flames-- killin but the death toll is expected to grow as investigators continue to search the building.officials have activated a criminal investigative team to look into what some are calling illegal housing.steve luke is in oakland at the scene latest. structural concerns put the search on hold in the tragic warehouse fire"we will not put our firefighters in danger at this point and we will not put alameda county sheriff in that precarious situation with us."