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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>welcome, everybody. try day friday, december 9th. kathie lee gifford is off. don't worry. her hair is not. her hair is still here, because little big town's kimberly, she's co-hosting with me. hey, girl. >> hoda. >> what? tell me? >> this is a dream come true pap secret dream of mine for many, many years. >> it is. >> i'm not kidding you. this is a thrill. i watch y'all every morning. >> you do? >> yes. every morning i'm watching. >> amanda described you as a
all in the blender and this is what comes out at the end. >> that is sweet. >> we love you. by the way, the song you're listening to, "better man" is a hit by little big town. little big town has won many awards, grammys, country awards, all kinds of things. this one written by -- >> taylor swift. >> oh, no big deal. >> we think she might finally have a hit on her hands. [ laughter ] >> i see her tweeting like, "better man" number two, number one. >> sent this in an e-mail. what if this had gone into the junk folder? >> ah! >> but it didn't. >> our show is unique. you're in luck. doing something we've never done before on this program. we are having what we like to call a funky dance party. it's the t.g.i.f. dance party. it is downstairs. we got a deejay spinning, d.j. scott down there spinning. ever watched "american
>> i loved "american bandstand." >> this is it. learning dance moves for new year's eve. you've got to be able to dance. we have some pros. some people from the plaza. >> yeah. obviously, yes. >> and -- we're going to guess who is who. but we want you guys to get off the couch pup guy, it's friday. i'm with little big town and you're going to be shaking it. >> get on up! >> by the way, the partying has been going on already. >> all morning. >> how about -- okay. first of all, kimberly goes out to watch pharrell. here we are watching pharrell. pharrell looks at kimberly, like, mouths like, oh, my -- hi! in his song. they had a moment, because -- we were dancing to their music, "keeping the dancing going" but you and pharrell have a connect. you and little big town and fa reel -- pharrell, right? >> yes.
one with pharrell. starting rapping together. would you like to write a song with pharrell, we were like, ah -- yeah! we got together. we wrote three songs and said we have to do that again. this is one of them. >> what's this one? >> called "one dance." >> oh, "one dance" for our funky dance party! ? ooh, ooh ? >> yeah. ? ooh, ooh ? >> i love your voice. >> so we just kept writing and writing and writing and had eight songs written and recorded, got to put it out there. do something with it. it's been so much fun. >> we just wanted to point out, pharrell is a big star. kimberly walks outside. people were like, oh, my god, little big town. >> oh, that's sweet. >> before we get to you, we want to know all about kimberly. because your hair is so iconic and kathie lee compares her hair to your hair and your hair to her hair. >> that is such a compliment. >> here's the thing.
a crimping iron and a curling thing. you told today you were in the hotel room with the diffuser. >> i forgot my diffuser. that was a little bit of a problem. but we figured it out. i paid somebody a lot of money to come fix it. >> a little curly hair quiz. a bunch of curly haired people. we want to see if we can identify these famous heads. some throwbacks some maybe now. so let's check out, photo number one. who is that? >> from -- from -- >> broadway -- >> bernadette. >> yes, bernadette peters. >> good one. >> okay. you get -- okay. diana ross. >> oh, good. >> is it? >> yes! >> oh, okay. >> who's next? >> meg ryan? >> is she right? >> no. >> is it -- >> wrong. >> sarah jessica parker!
when did she have that hair? >> that is my hair. >> who is this person? okay. this is -- >> um -- i like it! >> i like it, too. >> but i don't know who it is. >> who? >> susan sarandon? >> oh! >> nicole kidman. hello! i love nicole when she does her hair liar that. she's precious, and i love her anyway. >> oh -- annie? is it? >> shirley temple? >> shirley temple? oh, whatever. okay? >> a person from a long time ago with -- >> kimberly. >> that's me! >> i recognize that dress. >> did you always have curly hair? >> okay. >> okay. before we reveal i know who this is, but this is what we used to, used to happen at my house when my mama would brush my hair. she didn't know any better back then, bless her. she learned. >> when you brush curly hair, it turns into a crete and it's
keratin is what i say every day of my life. a big congratulations to savannah guthrie. she had her little baby yesterday. that is little charlie. >> oh, look at him. already -- already looks at her adoringly. look at that sweet face. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at her. >> must have had a makeup team there. wow! >> that baby is 9 pounds 3 ounces. matt went and visited and said the baby is so engaged and the baby's named after savannah's father, who passed away, and -- mike's grandfather. >> oh, sweet, sweet. >> speaking of babies. you happen to have a little girl yourself, don't you, ms. kimberly. >> i have a baby and still call her baby, and she says when are you going to stop calling me baby? >> what is her name >> daisy. >> daisy's 9. in nashville with her daddy. there she is. just sent me a text message, in all capital letters, snowing!
what? now, this is -- daisy, who has -- a great high spirit. so it might just be going, pst, pst, pst. >> it might just be raining. >> might be raining hard. >> yeah. like, yes, baby. it's snowing. >> so you and your hubby have been together -- ten years? >> we just celebrated ten years. he is my life, my rock, my foundation, by behind-the-scenes little precious -- handyman. >> wow. how did you meet him? >> he was on tour with us. someone else, and we were just great friends on the tour. i unexpectedly lost my husband, and he started calling me, just like all my friends were calling me. checking on me. hoping i was doing okay. >> making sure you were okay. >> but he never stopped calling. he just kept on calling, and i kept on taking his calls. >> oh. >> and -- over time we just fell in love, and he -- you know the
pulled me out of the darkest, deepest hole and he fixed me and i'm so grateful and i have the life that -- i couldn't have dreamed of right now with him and daisy. i couldn't have dreamed it up. >> if you're going through a difficult, hard time, know that there, there is light at the end, you know? i think some people give up. >> yes. don't give up. there's hope, there's restoration. there is new love and new life and you never forget what you had before, because it is incredibly special, but there is healing. what do you do for the holidays for christmas? >> go see family. because we travel so much all year long, we finally take that chance to go see family. virginia first, where my husband's from. then to georgia. >> where's he from? >> lynchburg. >> i know it. >> beautiful town. hi, donna. my mother-in-law. go see her and then go down to georgia, where my whole family is, where we have a big shebang down there. >> okay. we have outfits you might want,
good christmas outfits to wear, we have these christmas clothes. all right? so these are -- what do you think of these looks? okay. these are don and alex. this holiday attire is courtesy of shinesty. dresses start around $30. what do you think? >> precious. >> the suits start at $90. >> fancy suit. >> also sent along accessories, kimberly. >> oh -- oh-oh-oh my stars! >> now -- can you see your hubby in one of these? >> no. >> that's a no-no? oh, but look at this one. >> anyway -- >> why does it have -- >> i don't know. >> never mind. >> well, these -- come in two styles. anyway, i'm not going to say what they are. all profits are -- go to charities that support men's health related issues. $45 from shinesty. >> underwear. and since we are having a funky dance party, we sent our
sent her out on the streets of new york to find out if dancing is contagious. >> i'm out here dancing on the streets. let's see if anyone can show me their moves. who wants to dance with me? anyone? ?? whew! is that right? >> she's an actual dancer. >> i'm shocked! ?? >> go donna! >> yeah, donnadorable. >> by the way, that takes guts. you never know if someone's going to dance with you. >> no. go out there totally vulnerable. >> donna you rocked it! by the way, it is friday. we told you guys, we have a
we've got a deejay downstairs. we've got a soul train line, or a conga line, or an "american bandstand" a lot going on and show you simple hairstyles. just the right amount of sparkle and bling. >> and then head downstairs to our dance party! with d.j. scott, after this. >> go! ? that's the way ? uh-huh, uh-huh ? i like it ? so, mr. harris, we have your fingerprints on the safe. a photo of you opening the safe. so, what are we supposed to think? switching to geico could save you a bunch of money on car insurance. excellent point. case dismissed. geico. because saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance woo! because saving fifteen percent or more on car insurance
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oh, oh, oh! don't you want to be down there? we're going down there, keeping that party going. i know how you like to party. >> oh, yeah. >> do you normally wear your hair up when you go out? >> normally wear it down, unless it's a frizzy day. then i throw it up. i love a bun. go out to shop, groceries, it's up. working around the house, it's
>> we're going to figure out the best ways to do your hair during the holidays. sarah is here to show us some fabulous new looks. so you're going out. pretend you're donna marie. >> if you wear your hair down, maybe try it up. right? first i'm going to braid the high pony, go all the way down. great if you have really long hair. once i get to the bottom, watch this. a great trick to make it thicker. >> okay. >> i've done a little braid and i'm going to pull on these edges. look at that. >> uh-huh. >> pancaking. >> pancaking. >> yeah. >> and once we pancake it, take this little bunmaker. open it up, pinch it closed and twist, twist all the way up and she gets a gorgeous textured up-do. >> i love it.
>> good one. all right. scoot on down. got a lot of girls to get to. >> okay. brie. brie says her hair is naturally curly. how do you do that? [ laughter ] >> so we had a before picture, where her hair was really textured. got a lot of curls. the idea, take small sections with your flat iron and you want to smooth it down. >> yes. >> right? so the whole idea is keep it parallel, keep it smooth. the important thing is, create a new part. >> okay. >> if you wear a side part, look how beautiful she looks way center part. switch the part. >> changes your whole look. >> i think would take me like three hours. >> who is here? lauren. >> with lauren, a fun, exciting celebrity tip. i saw a lot of celebrities, people say to me, i curled my hair now looks a little too ringlety. spray this directly on the brush and go through and see these little ringlets here? >> yes.
brush them together, and the hairspray evenly distributes it to make it really smooth and more glamorous for the holidays. >> that is beautiful. >> lauren, go down to our funky dance party. they're waiting for you. all right? >> all right. andie. andie said, this is -- amazing, like angel hair. you say heat's really hard on your hair? how do we deal with that? >> we had fun. we added a bunch of braids going up the side and made a vintage brooch, a mini hair clip. take the hair clip, instantly transforms her style. >> gorgeous. >> andie, please go to the dance party. we're going to meet you downstairs. lastly, savannah is in the house. >> oh, lost the baby weight. that's amazing! [ laughter ] >> all right. savannah's going to hold this right up front. you guy, is this is just a stretchy headband. show you how cool this trick is.
got that in. watch, turn sideways to see. i'm going to take the hair and tuck it in to the headband. >> no way? >> in literally seconds, she's going to get a gorgeous, gorgeous updo. >> that is beautiful! >> that's so simple. >> turn to the side. so them how beautiful it is. >> gosh in no time. ready for the funky dance party? >> yes. >> go! >> see you downstairs. the friday dance party is rolling on with d.j. sky. >> year going to help you keep dancing on that dance floor at your holiday bash. >> the main man behind some of our favorites, katy perry, a dance choreographer is in the house! why am i so devastatingly handsome, i'm in a fragrance... ...ad, and my sweethearts gone sayonara. this scarf, all that's left to remember. what! she washed this like a month ago!
welcome, guys to the t.g.i.f. dance party. get out of your chair. we want you to join us. you know why? world-class dancer, choreographer, cazon -- >> cason. >> is here. >> hi. >> i have a heard name, too. >> so do i. >> toured with some of the biggest performers on the planet including mariah carey at one of her recent shows right here in new york. >> and danced beside katy perry, traveled with her on her world tour in 2015. you can see cason, catching katy performing "dark horse." honored and thrilled. look at you. honored and thrilled to have you here. do you think great dancers, cason, are born or can they be created? >> i think dancers can be created. >> not me, because i was not born that. i did not get that in my birth. at all. >> i think as long as you' having fun and dancing like no
we just want to dance and have a good time. >> a semipro and a couple of people from our plaza who are near and two nonprofessionals on the set. >>do we do? >> i'm going to teach you a signature from "dark horse" and it's easy. bounce three times to the right. bounce, bounce, bounce. >> three. he bounce, bounce, bounce, snap. repeat. >> all: bounce, bounce, bounce, snap. bounce, bounce, bounce -- >> yes. repeat, go, and now add more. hop bounce, bounce, bounce snap, hop, hop, hop, hop. yeah! that's it. add your own thing to it now. add. yeah. >> so that's like -- that was our "dark horse." >> that is it? >> that's basically, yeah, what you do. >> i can dance!
>> all right. nick and r.j. make up easy, like moves that are signature everyone can do it. >> all right. are you going to show us something or just down in? >> oh, no. we're going to learn more. no, yeah. >> okay. >> now, what do we do next? i guess now, since the -- i hear "black beetle." milly rocks. step to the right, then scoop with your hand. step right, scoop, left scoop. right scoop, left scoop. act like you're scooping something up. say, yeah. this way, yes, hoda. >> yes. >> that is the milly rock. >> that's it? >> i like the milly rock. >> and if you like, feeling like really advent, double it up. double it up. >> hmm. >> two, hop -- yeah! >> like spanky tuesday. >> basically spanky tuesday and double it up. double up. when you're done -- >> double them up.
come on! hugh! already, everybody. welcome back. oh, my gosh. this is our favorite kind of day. it's a funky dance party day, t.g.i.f. keep it going! [ cheers ] we're going to dance over to lilliana, who is over here with -- her luxe for less. >> come on over. >> co-hosting today, by the way. >> hi. >> i am such a huge fan of little big town. i love a good look for less. >> so do we. >> kimberly you know, from little big town. such great songs out. "better man" out now topping charts. lilliana, hey girl. >> can i give this to you? speaking of fashion, your fashion is next level. >> thank you. >> and i'm giving you tea, today it's all about the victorian trend. >> look at this beautiful -- >> gorgeous.
a whole romantic inspired look from the victorian era. celebrities love it. seen it on jessica biehl. loves to wear it on red carpet. gigi hadid, and jessica and justin and other style super stars known to wear the victorian trend. >> who? who. >> i think we have a photo somewhere. maybe our co-host -- kimberly. oh, wow, has she e >> there you are. >> look at that. >> was that -- from a music video? >> that's from -- from the cma awards. >> oh. >> and we performed "better man." >> always ask, what defines victorian? a high collar. it's lace. it's mutton sleeves, all that romantic detail. we'll show you how do it today. >> of course. >> first up, ally. how gorgeous is she? >> hearing about these pants. >> these pants are "the" pants to get. >> i want these pants. >> it's a ruffle hem detail at the pant.
>> available at lous.com. under $50. we've got a whole line of the outfit -- simple. classic white blouse. simple black pump, let the drama happen with the pants only. >> exactly. >> and that's amazing. >> i'm going to go online and get that. [ laughter ] >> i am, too. >> who's next? >> so next up, we have denisea. she's going it in one of the easiest ways to incorporate. a beautiful victorian blouse. see-through cream. feels very romantic and compare it with something as simple as a jean and then do a little bit of a victorian shoe, from aldos. beautiful on her. >> a beautifully feminine top. >> all about mixing and juxtaposition. >> and this is available, sheer. the way you make victorian feel very modern.
and the shoes from h & m. i love that each piece can live on its own. pair it together, ultimate in drama. >> do you have good dance moves? >> i have the best moves. >> i knew you would. >> and next, wearing a jumpsuit. actually a playsuit from boohoo. you can double up the pieces. you put a skirt over it? >> it's a playsuit. a little short. a little short for daytime. we added a little skirt from top shop. i love the effect it has here, gives you coverage on the arms, really nice. available at boohoo.com. >> i think those look like dances shoes. would you like to try them out? okay. to shop all of these looks -- a couple more. >> we have more. >> got more? >> perfect. add a touch of victorian to a
buy a little high-neck lace collar, and it's all about mixing pearls and lace with accessory. especially with chokers, and a little barrette, also very victorianesque. >> it will go. >> and very romantic. >> nobody has moves like lilliana vasquez, over there, too, to shop the looks you see head to today.com/style. coming up, serving up southern comfort. sweet and savory dishes for your holiday guests. >> oh -- plus! a little hip-hop actiofr these guys over here. we cannot wait. >> four-time world champion dancers. you do not want to miss it. funk it up! yes. >> uh-huh! go! go! go! i really did save hundreds of dollars on my car insurance with geico. i should take a closer look at geico... geico has a long history of great savings and great service. over seventy-five years. wait. seventy-five years? that is great.
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wow. >> that is d.j. scott. we brought the party, not only downstairs, kids, it's a funky dance party in the kitchen. wait. what's happening over here? ?? >> yeah. >> all right. you know what? often you have parties, got a little dancing in your living room. here, my co-host kimberly who can cook. author of "oh, gussie," also has a great line of mugs and plates, which i'm sorry, they're in my cabinets. >> they are awesome, and you're cooking with us today. got a cookbook out, too. >> first of all, i'd like too have dancers in my kitchen every time i cook. called bacon cheddar biscuits and they'll get you dancing.
we're going to pour off some of this oil and reserve some of it, because we're going to use it later. >> you need it, because it makes everything taste good. >> in the bacon grease, just fry some onions. >> yes. come on. >> here's our fried onions. dry ingredients first. flour, salt, paprika, a little bacon powder. >> wthat all in together. >> pas add grilled onions in. >> uh-hu >> and then -- >> oka >> make a little well. just dig out a little well here t our bacon in. bacon. >> yum. >> cheese. >> cheese, right. >> it's getting better. >> butter. >> melted butter. >> all looking good! >> stir it up together. oh, buttermilk. got to have buttermilk biscuits. stir it together, gets really thick, but don't work it too much.
your biscuits or they're not going to be very good. >> there are a lot of translations to that. >> i'm making a mess here. this is what it turns into. drop them out. usually i make them really big. this is a party and we don't want to get too -- a little box down here. but before we put them in the oven. >> paint them? >> remember that bacon grease? oh, yeah. >> putting extra bacon grease on them? >> i know. i know. hey, it's the holidays! it's okay. >> yes! all right. >> just gives them great flavor >> love. who's hungry? [ cheers ] >> all right, partygoers, have some biscuits. wait. how are they? tell us how they are. are they good? all right. one for you. all right. here you go, kids. >> who's -- who needs a biscuit. >> these partygoers are hungry. now what are we making? >> sweet pot. sweet and savory. schlapp happy bars. >> because?
i call my husband schlapy, and these bars make him real happy. softened butter in there. brown sugar, regular sugar, cream this up. it's not on. pretend like it's on, and self-rising flour. a little short trick. self-rising flour. >> okay. [ laughter ] >> supposed to turn this on. just make pretend like -- >> just look behind you. okay. they're enjoying themselves. >> we're going to cream this, and then we add our self-rising flour, our vanilla. cream it together. add the eggs one at a time and come with this. this, we're going to add in chocolate chunks. >> chunks. yeah. >> butterscotch chips. my daisy's favorite, and toffee -- >> oh, yum. all right. then moosh it up, cook it up. >> really good together. cook it up. you have schlapp happy bars. hmm.
oh, my gosh. y'all are going to love these! >> yes. >> to get these recipes from kimberly go to today.com/food. work all the calories with the blind steps. >> they have a routine unlike anything you've efficient seen downstairs. come back and dance with us! but eat first! >> oh, and rain -- here we go. ?? >> 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 it's amazing out there means to me, it means looking up and being inspired. even if it's just straight up blue skies. >> how beautiful is that? that little burst of red that happens when the sun comes right over the ocean, when it comes up in the morning.
across the sky from one side to another. >> the roar of the thunder, it's just one of the most amazing things. >> that's what it's amazing out there is. what it means to youmentally, and the memories you take away from that weather. >> how that absolutely affects our lives, what is in our stores, what are we going to wear, what is everything going to cost? to me all those interactions of the weather has real influences on. that's why it's amazing out there. >> what it means f lets the world know what's happening at the weather channel. >> i think what makes the weather channel's coverage unique is that we are meteorologists. we know what's going on with the weather. and that makes a tremendous difference. >> somebody just walks up to you in the field and says, thanks for being there. we're so glad that you were here to take us through it. >> we have a charge. we have a responsibility. we have a drive to provide
families stay safe. >> when you start linking the people side up to the weather and the science and the data, it makes a real connection and it starts to drive home the importance of what we do. >> i love weather. >> i do love weather. >> i love the weather. and, you know, i love working with people who love the weather. this is what we love to do. >> every single day is going to be something spectacular. it is truly amazing out there. wait, does this mean you're going to have to get a job and carpool to work with people who are all like, "good morning"? and go to meetings where you pitch brilliant ideas and win the respect of your peers? and have to try to fix that annoying copy machine? dude! did you check your credit score? yeah, i signed up for credit karma. see. but i was thinking... if we both work on our credit, we could by our own record shop. so down! so down. credit karma. give yourself some credit. ugh. heartburn. sorry ma'am. no burning here. try alka-seltzer
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>> lord have mercy. >> what kind of shape are you guys in to do this? >> a shape like i've never known. >> everything's fine. everything's fine. you know what? time for a little funky dance party. you guys can dance. i think we can dance. would everyone come on out here for a minute? come on, come on. everybody, everybody! ?? >> come on, come on! you got those, i know do you! come on. ? ice cold michelle pfeiffer that black gold this one for them good girls ? masterpieces ? >> we'll be back. we'll be back in a little bit. this is "today" on nbc.
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