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good morning to you. well, we have fog. we have showers coming down over the peninsula. we are seeing improvement in the north bay where the skies are getting a chance to clear. the showers aren't something we are dealing with all day long. by 11:00 a.m., the first breaks of sunshine. later on today, mostly sunny conditions and temperatures climbing into the 50s later on today. we are talking warmer conditions and a very, very nice warming trend that kicks into high gear for tomorrow. streaming in here in about 15 minutes to roll the easter eggs and, of course, we'll update you on -- ooh, the check is good.
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>> check one two. >> now to london and meredith. do you need me to bring you a raincoat on wednesday? >> i brought one, just in case. but you're bringing me down with the weather forecast, al. i've got to tell you. i hope it doesn't end up raining, but you never know. you said 300,000 people. they are expecting 2 million lining the streets on friday, rain or shine. less than four days to go and preparations are not only taking place in london but also in kate middleton's hometown as well. the couple reportedly spent the easter holiday there with her folks. natalie morales is 55 miles to the best in the country village of bucklebury. any royal sightings? >> reporter: no, unfortunately not. i didn't run into william and kate here but they were here spending time yesterday with the middletons. according to royal watchers, prince william is very close with her family. it's notable that they would
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spend some time here this easter weekend and this last weekend before they walk down the aisle. ♪ >> reporter: the royal family spent the weekend at windsor castle attending a traditional easter service on sunday. >> in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit. >> reporter: but the couple everyone wants to see was hidden a way. prince william and kate middleton reportedly enjoying private time at the home of kate's parents in bucklebury before they take their vows with the world watching. police kept us at a distance on sunday from the home. local reports said they enjoyed a four-hour easter lunch. over the weekend there was plenty of chatter over who made the guest list and who didn't. notably absent from the 1,900 invitees former prime ministers tony blair and gordon brown. not a royal snub, they just aren't knights of the guarder. in kate's hometown the buzz is all about who among them is
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going. >> there are parties everywhere, you know, street parties and stuff like that. a lot of the people from around here are actually going to the wedding. >> reporter: the butcher, pub owner and shop keeper are just a few of the middleton's neighbors who will be in the pews at westminster. kate was kristened at saint andrews church and much of the talk is how she's ready to be the princess bride. >> it doesn't really get noticed and now kate middleton is from this small village and that's good. >> reporter: daniel nichols is especially proud. he taught kate and all the middleton kids piano. >> i don't think anybody thought she'd be a brilliant pianist but a fantastic prins sesz and queen as well. >> reporter: he even composed a song for kate and william. even the local brewery has royal
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wedding ale just for the occasion. and there will be parties everywhere from the streets to the pubs to a sold out celebration for the village of 2,000 at bucklebury farm park. >> we have the main theme here. >> reporter: claire shepherd has been baking cakes for the occasion for two months. >> making a huge deal of it and having a brilliant party. there is a lot going on. >> reporter: all seemingly enjoying the storybook moment. meanwhile, we are hearing reports that prince william is working on an emotional reception toast. he is expected to talk about his mother, the late princess diana, and talk about how proud she would be, especially of his bride kate middleton. meredith, back to you. >> also, i have heard reports that he'll compare kate to his mom and how similar the ladies are. natalie, thank you very much. >> reporter: that's right. >> coming up, an inside look at the palace that prince william and kate could one day call home. torare tour of ken
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just ahead, a preview in the past. bernie madoff's financial trouble in 1962 and what it could have taught us. we'll speak to a journalist who spoke to him face to face. >> plus, the queen's personal milliner helps me choose the perfect hat for the royal wedding after a look at your local news and weather. like many chefs today, i feel the best approach
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more mild along the peninsula. 64 degrees in santa rosa at 4:00 p.m. that's the warmest time of day this time of year. our numbers jump as we head through wednesday, 74 degrees. a ten degree hike, then by thursday, the warmest day of the week, we are talking the upper 70s. 74 degrees. a nice, comfortable weekend. this means you can break out the spring clothes, the open-toed shoes, the whole nine yards, finally. this ridge of high pressure is going to keep things dry for us. let's check the drive with monique. how is it looking out there? >> not at good as my toenails. i did get a pedicure. the east shore freeway is jammed looking at 25 miles per hour. we have a major problem on the bay bridge. we have an accident approaching trsure island blocking the number three lane. we are backed up to the 880
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overcrossing. another hot spot, highway four looking at speeds of 16 miles per hour and the slowest. we have a live shot, if we go to the bay bridge and take a look at the back up. give yourself 20 minutes or so to get across the tolls. unless they get the accident cleared, pack some patience. back to you. >> thank you, monique. the former fire chief who resigned over what he did at a gas pump is firing back with a lawsuit. we'll have more on the sorery at 7:56. sorry about that.
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it's 8:30. outside of buckingham palace i'm meredith vieira. matt is back in studio 1a. just ahead from here another royal resident's kensington pas has where princess diana raised her sons and a potential home to william and kate in the future. much of kensington remains a mystery. we'll take you on a rare inside tour. plus it took years for princess diana to carve her place in the fashion world but kate is making
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an impression and she's not even an official princess yet. coming up, new clues on the possible designerer of the wedding gown. that's all anybody is talking about. matt? >> it's all about the gown. from here in new york new details on bernie madoff. turns out his ponzi scheme wasn't the first time he covered up losses. just ahead what madoff said about that and how he's changed since being sent to prison. meredith? >> let's begin with a tour of kensington palace. it was built in 1605 and has been home to the royal family for centuries. recently its doors were opened to us. beyond its golden gates, mani cured lawns, kensington palace is a home and the fiercely private monarchy has ensured it
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remains a refuge. details of life beyond the walls may emerge in history books one day. >> i spent the morning looking at queen victoria's sketch books. >> reporter: we had a rare look beyond the palace walls. when you look at the buildings, what goes through your mind? >> well, the special thing about kensington palace is that it doesn't have the grand facades that you expect of a palace. it's more domestic. that makes it a special place and a kind of little known gem in london. >> reporter: more like a home. >> a lot more homely. >> reporter: kensington palace was the birthplace and home of queen victoria. princess margaret lived there until her death in 2002. it is best known as the home of princess diana. she and prince charles moved in as newlyweds. >> princes william and harry grew up in apartments 8 and 9. it sounds like a small apartment
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but it was a vast, wonderful place to raise children. there was a helicopter pad and also the wonderful gardens. they could just run out in the park and be by -- be like normal kids. >> reporter: princess diana lived in the palace until her death in 1997. the princes say they will always consider it home. just next door to the family lived princess margaret and lord snowden in the famous apartment 1-a. what was her life like? >> she used this room for entertaining. this would have been the site of lots of fun. she loved playing the piano. she was a good singer. >> reporter: she was good? >> she was a good piano player and apparently a good singer. i think the piano was roughly about here. she had a desk in the corner where she would work. so this room was lord snowden's study. he's a famous photographer. >> reporter: if i had been a fly on the wall during the heyday of
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princess margaret and lord snowden, what would i have experienced here? >> the princess spent time with the beatles, famous playwrights, peter sellers. all kinds of glamorous folks. >> reporter: she attracted the best. >> she did. >> reporter: just down the hall are queen victoria's apartments. >> this is the cupola. this is the room in which baby queen victoria was christened. >> when did her father die? >> reporter: before she turned one. she and her mother lived together at the palace until she came to the throne in 1837. >> reporter: one of the most delicate and rarely seen possessions is queen victoria's wedding dress. it's said to be the dress that changed all wedding dresses. >> queen victoria married prince albert on the 10th of february 1840. and that is the bodice of the dress. it's a matching bodice and skirt
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made from ivory silk. >> reporter: what is the history of the dress? >> victoria wanted, more than being a queen on the day of her wedding she wanted to be a bride because she was deeply in love with prince albert. she decided rather than to wear extravagant robes of state in crimson velvet and gold she wore a simple ivory wedding dress. after queen victoria wore the dress in 1840, more brides started to wear ivory and it is the color most wear today. >> it has nothingi into do with virginity? >> no. >> reporter: it's a treasures piece of history, safely secured behind palace walls. its story, one of many at kensington, provides a glimpse intole royal life through the ages. celia walden is an author and reporter for the daily telegraph and ben fogle received a coveted
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invitation to the wedding. good morning. >> good morning. >> i saw two polls over the weekend. one suggested the majority of folks will watch the wedding and the other said the opposite. what do you make of that? >> there's been a backlash because you can't get away from it. every street is covered in bunting. every shop is selling memorabilia. every restaurant has wills and kate themed food and drink. >> reporter: overkill? >> some feel that way. >> i think london has been transformed. there are flags everywhere. it has a karnle value atmosphere here. we were talking earlier and celia said a lot of your friends won't watch. a lot of my friends will. for every person will another won't just to go against the grain. >> london hopes to bring in one billion pounds for the sale of merchandise and food, estimating 20 million bottles of beer will be bought, 500,000 union jack paper cups, 300 miles of
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bunting. you have been to a lot of festive occasions here. what do you think it will be like on friday? >> unlike anything we have seen here. i have grown up in london all my life. i don't think anyone can really understand what it's going to be like here. >> no. also, i think it will outdo charles and diana's wedding. the interactive nature with everyone tweeting and courtiers from the palace tweeting updates it will feel like insiders are involved which people like. >> we are hearing reports that prince william during the wedding reception -- what do you know about that? >> people thought there would be a nod to princess diana or a specific mention of her. in his groom's speech there are reports saying he wants to talk about her, how she's hopefully there with him on the day, what she meant to him and how much he wishes she had got to know kate. you can see how close they are.
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>> i heard he was going to compare her to kate and how similar they are. >> they are similar. they are both adapted so well to public life. they have that kind of serenity and the ability to touch the public that people often commented on with her. >> then of course the best man, harry, will get up to speak. you know harry and william and obviously the speech will have humor in it. how would you describe the bond between the brothers? >> they're inseparable. they have grown up under extraordinary circumstances, highs and lows that we know of and they are very close. i think it will come across on the day. >> harry is also throwing a special after-after party complete with bacon sandwiches for those who make it through the night. >> yeah. people who know harry don't see it as a great surprise. >> survivor's breakfast. >> he will be the last man standing. >> they think at 6:00 all the palace chefs will be called upon to make bacon buddies. i don't know if they exist in
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america. they are great for stopping the hangover. by that stage i think the queen will have cleared off. it will be a very different situation. >> and kate and william are leaving on their honeymoon the next morning. do you know where they are going? we have heard of mus srkmustiqu jordan and lizard island because apparently william wants to scuba dive. >> i was lucky to accompany william in africa. he's passionate about the african continent. that's where he proposed. i followed his work through kenya. i can't help but feel his heart is in kenya. >> you think africa? >> if i were him i would go to africa. >> what do you think? >> the traditional honeymoon always started at balmoral but they are under such scrutiny they will want privacy above everything else.
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i think maybe australia in a wonderful $3,000 a night suite on lizard island. >> he's been vocal about distaste for the media but he has to deal with it because so many people are covering him around the world. >> i don't know if the viewers have seen but behind us is the biggest press circus. he and kate realize the importance it is for the world. someone who hates the media wouldn't be embracing it like that. he knows -- >> he made peace with it. >> and what will be interesting to see is if he can go back to relative privacy with billions watching the wedding. >> are you nervous? >> they're more nervous than i am, but the spotlight will be on us and my wife is very pregnant. i'm hoping she doesn't go into labor on the day. >> thank you so much. much more from here in london throughout the morning. for now let's go to another famous residence, the white
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house where al has a check of the weather. al? >> good morning. here on the white house lawn. all of my new best friends hanging out. other cute characters here as well. 30,000 folks will be making their way onto the lawn for the 133rd annual white house easter egg roll. the theme, get up and go as part of michelle obama's let's move initiative. i will be joining her helping her cook with jacques peppin and kelly ripa. excited about that. for the week ahead, eastern part of the country, above normal temperatures. severe weather in the mississippi ohio river valleys. wet in the pacific northwest, cooler than normal. mid-week period, warm weather on the east coast. severe weather on the coast and out west more wet weather. latter part of the week, wet weather in the pacific northwest.
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good morning to you. well, it was kind of a dreary start to the week. whether every you are headed, be ready to drive-through the weather elements this morning. as we head through the afternoon, the showers and clouds will clear the area by 4:00 p.m. we are looking at mostly sunny skies. 63 in oakland. 63 degrees in lovely redwood city. take a look at the temperature tomorrow. matt? >> al, thank you very much. up next, the toll that life behind bars is taking on bernie madoff. we'll talk to the only reporter who's interviewed him twice in prison. that's right after this. and becka's science fair is on the 8th. she's presenting the solar system. hey, i've got just the wholegrain fiber to keep her full so she can stay focused. um, you rock. she'll be ready to rock. [ female announcer ] make your kids big days, mini-wheats days. packed with 100% whole grain fiber,
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we're back at 7:45 with the most detailed aou diana enrique -- i'm sorry, i'm having a tough morning -- she led the paper coverage for the scandal. she is the only reporter to interview bernie madoff twice in the prich where he is serving a 150-year sentence. her book is called "the wizard of lies." good to see you. >> good morning. >> let's get to one of the headlines in the book. you say we all know about this scheme now, but you take the reader back to 1962 and say there was another close call for bernie madoff, one that should have given us a window on his personality. describe it. >> i was intrigued by what he shared with me about the scandal. it was 1962. most of us forgot there was a little blip in the stock market. we don't remember it anymore, but it nearly wiped him out. he put a lot of his investors'
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money in very risky new issue stocks, the equivalent of internet bubble stocks, and lost it all. so he lost their money and then he covered it up. he borrowed money from his father-in-law to make good on those losses and kept it all very quiet. so, they thought he was a genius. >> and so what we learned from that experience -- and, by the way, there was another one some 25 years later. >> yes. >> is what he was willing to do, how far he was willing to go to protect his reputation. >> he could not admit failure, matt. he just could not admit it. if he said he was going to be a genius money manager he would never admit he had lost your money. it was almost a classic flaw. >> one of the major points of disagreement between you and a lot of other people and bernie madoff is when this huge ponzi scheme, the one that unraveled a couple of years ago, began. he is adamant that it began in 1992. >> i am convinced it started
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earlier. if you look at the texture of movement in his bank accounts, the changes in the things he was telling investors, the scale of money he was handling by the mid 1980s it's not credible to me that it was not already beginning at some level at least by the mid '80s. did it go back to 1962? i don't know. i think maybe the same -- the right question to ask, matt, isn't did the ponzi scheme go back that far but was he bending the rules? was he shading the truth at least at that time? >> the scale of the fraud is monumental, but the effort it took to cover it up is even more astonishing. there was computer software programs created to generate the kind of material that bernie madoff knew the s.e.c. would be looking for. i think you have commented to our producer that he spent as much time covering up his crime as most money managers spend
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making money for clients. >> it was ludicrous. it give use a great appreciation for how hard it was to pierce. as you say, he had all this special software. he had a program to allow his key lieutenant to appear to be trading with somebody in europe when he was really just trading key strokes with somebody down the hall. it was amazing. >> the question everybody wants to ask, diana, is did the family know? did his wife know? did his sons know? did his brother know? this is something -- for 16 years i kept this secret from my wife, my brother, my sons. how i was able to do it and maintain sanity, well, that worries me when i think about it. it's an interesting comment. >> he's so well defended against the reality of what he did. my conclusion is that ruth, mark and andrew did not know. i cannot find any evidence that they did. my starting point is innocent until proven guilty and i could not find any proof that they knew. >> his son mark committed suicide on the second anniversary of the fraud.
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you write in the book from a friend, he had always been so proud of his name, mark, and of being the guy who was bernie madoff's son. all anyone ever saw in him was that he was bernie madoff's son. >> i think the fact that the source of his greatest pride became the source of his greatest shame was one of the most heartbreaking things mark had to deal with. think of the scene where he's confessing to his sons in the study at the penthouse where he told them, it's all over. andrew, his younger son, was grieving. he wept, even gave his father a hug, according to bernie. but mark, from that moment, was almost speechless with rage. he never spoke to his father again, unless you consider his suicide the last final message he sent. it was clearly a betrayal that cut him to the quick. >> it's an amazing story. incredibly well written and researched by someone who's
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covered it from the beginning and before that. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> the book is called "the wizard of lies" and just ahead, who designed kate middleton's wedding gown? meredith is live in london with the question a lot of people are asking. but first, these messag. questio are asking. discover customersl are getting five percent cashback bonus at home improvement stores. it pays to switch, it pays to discover.
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just ahead from just ahead from here in london the intense scrutiny kate middleton faces over her sense of style. will she be a fashion icon like diana was? and my hunt for the right hat to wear to the royal wedding. >> can't wait. first your local news and weather forecast. that one. make a wish! oh. ooh. happy birthday todd. it's for a cough... from allergies... [ male announcer ] halls relieves coughs and sore throats due to allergies too. now you know.
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good morning, everyone. it's 7:56. i'm scott mcgrew. they will hold two meetings to discuss the budget and get feedback on furlough days. they are urging community members to attend one of the two meetings. one is tonight. with uncertainty in the budget, they are talking of reducing the length of the school year. tonight's immediating is at 7:00 at willow glen middle school. b.a.r.t. is giving you a chance to decide what kind of seats you want. you can check out the widths and
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hooi height. one of san francisco's cable car lines partially shutdown today. the powell line is under construction. it will run to jackson street. it's not a cable car. transit leaders are telling drivers the change of service may cause delays. things should return to normal on friday. meanwhile, let's check in with christina. good morning. >> good morning to you, scott. we have spotty showers coming down in the north bay. the showers continue to clear out as we head throughout the afternoon hours. you can see the trend happening in the north bay now. mostly cloudy skies at that time. isolated mountain showers are possible. 63 is the high today in oakland. 64 in fremont. take a look at where we are headed.
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temperatures climb all welet's t you to work with monique. >> the commute is becoming a bit of a mess. the freeway 16 miles per hour in the slowest points. a 21 minute delay from carquinez bridge to the maze. southbound 680 at sunol. another one, westbound 580 blocking the left. leave you with a look at the bay bridge. we are backed up to the foot of the maze. that's a look at traffic. back to you. >> thank you so much. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. i am a sneeze whisperer.
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get sharebuilder from ing direct. hey, my headache's gone. we're back at 8:00 on a monday morning, the 25th day of april, 2011. big crowd on this day after easter here in new york city checking out the sites and hopefully dodging the rain drops in the forecast. it's warm here though. 59 degrees. not bad. i'm matt lauer on the plaza. meredith is in london, live at buckingham palace where there is perhaps rain in the forecast later in the week, but we are keeping our fingers crossed. meredith, good morning again. >> yes, stop bringing that up. there is a lot of pollen in the air actually. the end of the week kate middleton officially becomes a
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princess. her sense of style is already being compared to the late princess diana. coming up, how the two measure up and the latest over who may have designed kate's wedding gown. coming up, a visit to the queen's milliner to help me find the perfect hat to wear. don't laugh. >> we like the black one with the huge bow. that's the one we like. >> you do? >> yeah. or a crown. we're not sure. >> i left my crown at home. i'll wear the hat. >> can't wait to see what you choose. also, you get offers in the mail just about every day for credit cards, airline miles, cash back. how do you really make the right decision on which one works best for your life tile? we'll have advice on that coming up. first, ann curry is back from a couple weeks off. she has the headlines of the morning. >> thanks so much. we begin with developments in the middle east.
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nato air strikes in libya this morning significantly damaged moammar gadhafi's compound although he may not have been present at the time. in syria, troops opened fire in dara in a bloody five-week crackdown on protests. and in yemen, protests threaten the president's decision to step down within a month. >> reporter: the largest search for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in japan is now under way. 25,000 troops are now looking for nearly 12,000 people missing and presumed dead. investigators are looking into the cause of a fatal fire in vancouver, washington. firefighters say six people died in a house fire early sunday morning. it awakened neighbors with the explosion. police found the body of a missing honors student in baltimore but the case is far from solved. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams joins us with the latest on this. good morning. >> reporter: ann, police are following new leads they hope
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will be productive. they still don't know what happened to felicia barnes or how she spent her final days. the long and frustrating search for felicia barnes ended in the icy waters in maryland when her body was found near a dam 40 miles northeast offal baltimore nearly four months after she disappeared around christmas time. >> all of us since that day in december have been praying and hopeful for a different outcome. >> reporter: a high school honor student she was last seen visiting family in december 28th. her picture was flashed on electronic highway billboards and though it became a national story. >> tell us when the last time you spoke with your daughter. >> reporter: some say it may have drawn more attention if she had been white. as for how she died police say there were no obvious signs of trauma but said there could be a connection to another man whose body was found in the river at
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about the same time hers was discovered. >> his cause of death hasn't been determined. the medical examiner said it is a black male, 6'4", 240 pounds. >> reporter: the mother of phylicia barnes thanked those who helped and her father wrote, my body is numb. then, it's not over. barnes would have turned 17. maryland police are not aware if she survived to see her birthday. as many as 40 tornadoes over the weekend. the st. louis airport is operating but not at full capacity. and a florida woman got the scare of her life over the weekend when she came home to find a seven-foot alligator in the house. alexis dunbar said it snuck through the doggy door.
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it was lurking outside for weeks spying on her house cats before it appears it got hungry enough to chase them inside. all the cats are okay. now to al who's at the white house. hey, al. >> welcome back, ann. good to see you. always good to see colbi colbie caillat. you will be performing the national anthem at the white house for the easter egg roll. >> i am. i'm singing at 10:00 right next to the first family. i'm nervous, honors and excited to be here. >> this is your first easter egg roll. >> my first time at the white house. second time meeting the president. >> that's cool. you've got a new cd coming out. >> yeah. it's called "all of you" and comes out july 12. >> i would love to see you do a duet with daffy duck. >> i would love to also. hi. >> there's the problem. pronoun trouble. colbie, we're looking forward to hearing you sing.
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let's see what's going on. pick city of the day. it will be, of course, washington, d.c. partly sunny and warm. 84 degrees today. going to be gorgeous. we have a risk of strong storms stretching from texas all the way to the upper ohio river valley. wet weather, windy weather in the pacific northwest. sunny and windy through southern california. the southeast into the midatlantic states, warm with plenty of sunshine. temperatures in the 80s. well, our neck of the woods, it's getting better around here. quite a bit of shower activity earlier. right now a couple spotty shelves. we're talking about a mostly clear bay area and 64 degree weather in places like fremont, san jose and 63 in redwood city and that's why our high-rise scheduled to come in this time of week. take a look at the bump up in
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temperature, 78 degrees by thursday.
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issa. do i think she'll design the wedding dress for the majestic westminster abbey where you are fighting with the architecture? i don't know. the jury's out.
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it has to be a speck tackingtas. >> if alice temperle is designing it what will the dress look like? >> she has a very british, london girl sense of style. i have a feeling that it's likely to be members of the family, the members of the party. i'm not sure it will be the actual marriage vow gown. >> there are three dresses i understand. the wedding gown and another dress for the reception, another for the dinner. another name is sarah burton of alexander mcqueen. >> the fashion insiders are willing this to be so. >> the editor of british vogue is rooting for her. >> if she's taking advice from fashion insiders, the people in the know who understand the difference between a regular dress and a couture gown, this will be a huge deal. interestingly sarah burton is
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rumored also to be up for the plum design job at the house of christian dior in paris. >> this means a lot to her, i'm sure. >> and we have the metropolitan museum costume institute coming after the wedding to honor mcqueen's legacy. a big combo. >> two other names. sophie cranston who designed the beautiful black dress kate wore to a wedding and you think stella mccartney may be in the running. >> think of people who have been quiet who we think could be fabulous. stella mccartney designed madonna's wedding dress for her nuptials to guy richie. we have never seen the dress but it was fabulous by all accounts. then there is the house of marchesa who creates fabulous dra dra
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jaw-dropping gowns. >> how important is it that kate middleton get the gown right? >> hugely important. it's not just a country wedding, kate's wedding. this is the wedding of a future queen. her choice may be pared down but it has to stand the test of time in history. it has to be something that will be jaw-dropping 200, 300 years from now. >> do you think she'll go out of her way not to look like diana on her day? >> chances are she won't have a carbon copy. and we are in an era of new romantics. everything was lacy and over the top in those days. it could be pared down but over the top. think fabulous haute couture. it's the magnificence of the gown for a state occasion like this. >> kate's style has been described as sleek, cool, glossy, elegant. do you agree? >> i do. she's had time to hone her sense of style.
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i don't think she's pushed the envelope yet. there will be chances for her to get into the bigger labels. she's favoring high street looks with easy design labels thrown in. >> do you think it will go out the window? >> we want her to up the ante. she has to look fabulous in gorgeous gowns. she has to have the girl next door appeal as well. so far, we know she shops in the high street. let's see her really up the ante and get the whole with designer level right. >> so far so good. >> so far. >> thank you so much. don't forget. we'll start our coverage of the royal wedding friday morning at 4:00 a.m. eastern time, 1:00 a.m. pacific time. there is much more ahead on the royal wedding this morning. first, these messages. woman: till all the books are read... man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens...
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good morning, to you, its it is 8:26 i'm marlatop tellez. students may be forced to miss classes when school starts next fall. inanyone entering seventh grade and up must show proof they received a whooping cough vaccine. if school started today only 4 brrb 500 of its 16,000 students would be allowed to attend class. districts from all over the bay area are urging parents to get their kids vaccinated soon. last year we saw the worst whooping cough outbreak in more than 60 years.
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janet napolitano will be visiting cal berkeley today. napolitano will host with cal students at sibly auditorium to talk about securing cyberspace, highlighting the continued collaboration of science and engineering communities to help secure our nation. secretary napolitano will also visit l.a. to tour the port of los angeles with the mayor there, meet with law enforcement officials and speak with media. media. 8:27 now, a look at your forecast right after this.
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good morning to you. 8:29 now. some fog and low clouds overhead, but by 4:00 p.m. mostly sunny skies will make way over the bay. 64 for free mont and tomorrow kicks off a warm up that will kick into high gear by thursday, 78 degrees. back to you, marla. >> thank you, christina. we'll be back in about 30. we'll see you, again, at 8:56. the "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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8:30 on this monday morning, april 25, 2011. you are loobing live at buckingham palace in london, home, of course, to queen elizabeth. there are 52 royal and guest bedrooms. you can bet many of them will be put to use as people flock in for the big day. i'm meredith vieira live in
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london on a beautiful day. matt and ann are back in new york. al's at the white house. natalie is in bucklebury, england, where kate middleton grew up. guys, if you want to sit in at the royal wedding you need a proper hat. i got help from the queen's milliner. also coming up, he's known as a jelly monger. he's trying to bring back the popularity of gelatin in england. it used to be when a royal couple got married they designed a special mold for them. sam has a special mold for me. i think it involves liquor, matt. >> what a shock. that's great for "the wiggles." >> it's all about that. >> exactly right. also ahead, the value of failing. tavis smiley joins us to talk about how to take the darkest moments in your life and actually use them to keep you turn them into successes. >> that's right. first, let's go to bucklebury.
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i love saying the name of kate middleton's town. we have natalie standing by there. hey, natalie. >> reporter: good morning, ann. much ado in town about the big wedding. of course kate middleton is from here, grew up here. also who scored an invite to the coveted wedding. we've got one of them right here, one of the wedding guests is john haley, the owner of the old boot inn. i understand kate and william spent time here at the pub. >> they spent loads of time here before the announcement of the engagement and they have been here lots of times. kate grew up here and this is where they come along, have a drink and a meal. >> reporter: what are they like as a couple? do they hang out? >> they're so relaxed now. they have been coming here for a good few years, both of them together now. kate was born and brought up here. she's been coming in many years. they come in, relax, hi, john.
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hi, william, hi, kate. so relaxed. >> reporter: were you surprised you were invited to the wedding? >> i have known them over ten years. you think when the announcement comes through, i wonder if i will get an invite and oh, don't be stupid, of course you won't. i was away visiting my mother and there was a phone call. someone said to me, kate would like to invite you to her wedding. i said, what day is that? i'm busy a couple days in april. >> reporter: never too busy for a royal wedding. >> that was fabulous. it was great. >> reporter: i know the invitation -- is it plus one? >> i have an invitation plus one, but i have no one to take. >> reporter: hello! >> you're working that day. wouldle you like to come along? >> reporter: i will give you a nice "today" show hat if i can be your date. >> deal. >> reporter: and along with the beckhams you score big on the ratings. 60. the beckhams, 62.
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>> i got a couple of points. >> reporter: thanks for letting us talk with you. >> thank you. >> reporter: back to matt, al and ann. >> you get the feeling he's good at promoting business, too. >> even with a pint in hand. >> yeah, kate and william come here all the time. al has guests. al? >> somehow i don't think john will have a problem getting a date. we're joined by the white house executive chef and executive pastry chef. last year you made a fantastic chocolate village which melted. >> yes. >> how are you preventing the white house easter egg, the official confection from melting. >> we used different kinds of sugar that don't melt in the sun like gum paste, marzipan. hopefully it will make it through the day. >> what's the food message here today? >> we want it to be fun.
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we want it to be healthy and delicious. >> i saw there is one booth here, play with your food. >> definitely. we want kids to be interactive with food and really play with food. at the same time, enjoy eating it. >> this egg is gorgeous. you guys have really done an outstanding job again. >> thank you, al. well, our neck of the woods is still socked in with fog in some locations, especially along the bridges this morning. you do want to take it easy. as we head throughout this afternoon, though, everybody will see the sunshine. 4:00 p.m., mostly sunny conditions break out of the bay. 64 in livermore and 66 degrees in los gatos today. our temperatures continue to spike as we head throughout the week. 78 for thursday and 74 for friday. a lot more sunshine towards the center of the week. you can check your weather
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any time day or night. weather channel on cable and weather.com online. >> thank you very much, al. when we come back, meredith's search for the perfect hat for the royal wedding day. she has a face for hats. i can tell you that. we're back. first this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to buckingham palace as we count down to the royal wedding. the british tradition calls for a proper hat at wedding is and london's hat makers or milliners have been fitting friday's guests with the perfect hat for the bedding of twedding of the . i went on a search for my proper hat for the big day. it's a classic british custom from wide-brimmed hats to feathered numbers. the small headpieces called fas nay tors. the british are mad for hats.
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now with catherine middleton's every move capturing headlines around the world, fans are clamoring for the kate look and hat-makers hope the future princess will be an ambassador for hats. >> we were really excited to see her on television wearing our beautiful piece. >> reporter: vivian designed the famous fascinator kate wore to her first royal duty appearance. >> it's a good shape. quite military but part of the collection that kate has bought into. >> reporter: so i went in search of a hat of my own for the wedding of the century. i have come to the queen's milliner today for a proper hat. hi, rachel. meredith. nice to meet you. rachel trevor morgan has been making hats for queen elizabeth for a decade. the queen wore one of rachel's hats to the white house. and on her 80th birthday. >> the picture behind me is the
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first hat you made for her. >> indeed. her 80th birthday. it was a beautiful service. it was exciting. i couldn't believe it until she stepped out of the car. we all had a cheer and a glass of something. >> reporter: rachel's hats can be classic, hats with attitude, hats with interesting creatures. but which one was right for me? >> i think the first one i want to try is a lovely big sweeping brim. >> oh, that's beautiful. this is a statement. somewhere between the fascinator and a hat. i thought it would be awful. i don't mean you, but on me. it's cute. >> this is off the face. >> this is a little pirate-y. aye! perfect for ann. rachel took measurements to make my hat. then we went upstairs to see how
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she makes each work of art by hand. >> i make the head fitting. >> that's the numbers of the head. >> exactly. and the ribbon will be the same head measurement. >> despite what matt says i don't have a big head. >> reporter: then she works on the trimmings, feathers, bows and flowers before the final fitting. >> you try it on their head. we may take a bit off the brim. >> reporter: it's like a dress for a fitting. >> absolutely. >> reporter: which hat should i choose? what fabric? what color? what shape? one thing i know for sure. my headwear is in perfect hands. so i didn't pick the bird. you will get to see my hat friday morning when our special coverage of the royal wedding kicks off at 4:00 a.m. eastern, 1:00 a.m. pacific time. just ahead from new york, how to turn your biggest failures into
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your greatest successes. first this is "today" on nbc. i am so sorry...
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♪ back now at 8:44 with social commentator and host tavis smiley. he's celebrating his 15th book in stores may 1. it's called "fail up, building success from failure". >> welcome back. we missed you. >> oh, come on. >> we're glad you're back. >> let's talk about the book. just in time for graduation you are writing a book about personal failings that even people close to you don't know about. you talk about check-kiting that got you arrested and an open mic that spoiled an interview. a relationship with a well known director and a firing from
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b.e.t. why are you revealing all this now? >> i'm comfortable in my skin. i'm ready to show the success cards. no one successful in human endeavor if they are honest won't tell you they have learned more from failure than success. i think we learn more from failure than success. >> it's an effort to tell other people. >> i think people can relate. i talk about my own personal failings. i love what samuel beckett wrote. he wrote simply, ever tried? ever failed? no matter. try again, fail again, fail better. i love that. try again, fail again, fail better. failure doesn't have to be final. it doesn't have to be fatal. we live in a world where everybody is frozen by failure. individually in our families, our country, we are afraid of the future. we can fail if we learn the lesson. >> you chronicle in the book the criticism you faced when you used your broadcast forums to hold presidents candidates and
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president barack obama accountable. we should explain as a social commentator you are known for holding politicians accountable. so what exactly happened here? you were actually, you know, really reviled for this. >> the short answer is that black folk who waited years for this moment and i understand it. i was on the anchor desk with tom brokaw and brian williams. one of the highlights of my 20-year career. but black folk waited 400 years for the moment. they wanted him to win. if i can take malcolm x's phrase, by any means necessary. to talk about holding him accountable though i had done it for every presidency, there was something about this black guy who they wanted elected. they didn't want to hear accountability or critique about him. i didn't change. black america did. that's part of what it is to learn. you have to stand in your own truth with courage, conviction
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and commitment and know over time it will catch up with you. >> you were called a traitor, a sell-out. >> i was called everything. and president obama is the best example of failing up in this country. he ought to be the poster child. when he ran for the house seat bobby rush beat him three to one. he ran for the senate. his opponents started falling off like flies. in 2000 he can't get into the senate building for the democratic convention in l.a. and in 2008 he's president of the united states. if that ain't failing up, i don't know what is. >> what do you think his greatest failure has been so far? >> he's got a full plate. but i think he's got to be held accountable to different standards. i think he's wrong on the wars. he's giving too much attention to the rich and the lucky, not enough to the poor. not enough focus on jobs. again, he has a lot on his plate but are you going to side with
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the weak or the strong? we have to focus more attention on the weak and not on the strong. >> you think the budget is an opportunity for the president? >> i think budgets are moral documents. you can say what you say, but you are what you are. you put your budget on the table, we know what you believe in. there are real questions to be asked. the republican budget is no better but budgets are moral documents. this budget says a lot about our values and priorities. i don't like any of it. >> one priority needs to be about finding people jobs. >> absolutely. that's the message. >> what do you think needs to be done? what's your message to president obama? >> the way to cut deficits is to provide jobs. if you want to reduce the deficits get americans back to work. that's true for republicans and democrats. jobs, jobs, jobs. this country has to fail up as well. >> all right. a man who never lacks for an opinion. thank you so much. the book is called fail up. coming up next, we'll head back to buckingham palace where meredith vieira is whipping up the surprising food of royalty.
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she can explain coming up. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we need to solve the problem. the state budget crisis threatens our economy... and our schools. loans to small businesses on hold. job creation at a standstill. 30,000 teachers already laid off. can we really afford billions more in cuts? $13 billion more devastates our schools, our safety, and the california we know. it's time for lawmakers to finally get the problem solved now. our kids and economy can't afford to wait. back now with more of our countdown to the royal wedding. once upon a time when kings and queens were married special jelly molds were made for them. with william and kate's wedding
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four days away we are bringing jelly back with sam bompus. he wrote a book. don't call it jello, right? it's jelly. >> it's very much jelly and it's wonderful stuff. >> what is a jelly monger? you're a young guy. why do you have a passion for this? >> almost by accident. we wanted thought on the street what london really needs is jelly. they turned us down almost immediately. they weren't interested at all. for the past four years we have gone on a crazy jelly adventure. >> it used to be automatic in the royal family. henry viii was a big fan of jelly. >> he had it for the first and second course in his banquet. >> in the old days the molds were made of wood or copper. you have modernized that to
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plastic? >> we design jelly molds on the computer. my partner doesn't design buildings. he uses his skills to design jellies. so it's 3-d on the computer. >> okay. >> then we backform it or going back in time to victorian techniques to make the molds. >> you copy what was way back when. >> it's effectively -- and we get it done on the queen's own electric formers. they use the same technique as would have been done for this mold which is 150 years old. again, they don't know what to make of it. >> let's look at your creations. in honor of william and kate you made a mold of buckingham palace. that's the result. >> there you go. >> why didn't you do westminster abbey? >> we looked at it.
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we think the towers would have been a disaster. some things just don't make good gellely molds. >> it's all about the wobble. >> and the flavor. >> i think you made this after flavors i like. >> this was made especially for you. >> oh, hello. >> let me give you a spoon. >> is there liquor in it? >> a little bit. >> not that i care. >> it ee's yuzu and orange. how is that? >> mm, very good. very nice. it's delicious. how's business? >> incredible. the amazing thing is it's a universal joy off jelly. we have even done jelly as art at the san francisco museum of modern art. the important thing is anyone can make really fantastic jellies. >> and have fun with it. >> it's fun. >> sam, thanks for joining us. the book is "jellymongers." still ahead, more on the wedding
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including how kate's hometown is preparing. natalie is there. and what to expect on friday when a group of us went to easter services at westminster abbey. we were there. you sit in the abbey and listen to the choir. it just stops you wherever you are. they sing so beautifully. the building is so gorgeous. you think 1,000 years of history. i can just imagine what kate will feel like when she walks down the aisle. it will take her about four minutes to get to the front with her dad. we had tears in our eyes and it was just easter service. >> i imagine so. it's a beautiful church on the inside. of course it's an historic monument. watching you eat the jelly or jello as we call it here, i was thinking bill cosby would be proud. you should keep it up. >> he would be. i almost destroyed one of those. if you wobble it too much you can have a problem. you have to be careful with the
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jelly itself. i will try to behave myself, ann. >> okay. meantime can you taste the liquor in the jello? is it on warehouse? >> i can feel the liquor. i ran this morning and i haven't eaten. i feel the liquor. it feels good. i have to tell you that much. i'm excited for everyone to come. there is a lot of enthusiasm out there. today is a holiday in london. a lot of people on the street enjoying this beautiful weather before it changes. hopefully it won't. but we'll be here all week enjoying the sites and bringing more stories as well. >> matt and i are excited to join you, meredith. you're doing a great job. we'll see you soon.
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good morning, everyone. it's 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. happens at hollinsworth jewelers gallery. smashed several display cases. these are pictures from the store's surveillance camera.
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good monday morning to you. we still have some spotty shower activity lingering all along the peninsula in particular but all clearing out here as we have been telling you all morning long. you can see this clearing. for the second half of the day, in fact, by 11:00 a.m. we'll see breaks of sunshine and that trend will continue for the rest of the bay area as we head throughout the second half of your day. 1:00 p.m., you can see from your futurecast, no showers in sight. as we head throughout the remainder of the day, 60, 64 in
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fremont and, scott, back to you. >> all right, thank you, much. thank you for joining us. "today" show continues next. we said we're tired of politicians shooting from the rooftops that taxes are too high ignoring that the foundation of our tax system itself is in need of serious repair. having a broken government with majority can't pass a budget makes it worse. one thing to be against taxes and another to be sawing off the branch you're sitding on. noel adds our sales tax system has not kept up with how we consume today. modernizing the sales tax base and lowering the rate is a better approach.
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patricia points out, corporate profits are going up while folks like me are getting 1% to 2% wage increases and doing less work with less man power. that's not california dreaming. thanks for your comments. we hope you'll jn us online. o back now with more of "today" on monday, the 25th of april, 2011. you are looking at a happy crowd extending their easter weekend by an extra day here in the big apple. everybody's outside, clowns and al. i'm here with tamron hall. matt left early on assignment but meredith is at buckingham palace in london covering the preparations for friday's big day. the big wedding. coming up, i understand you will give us a rare look inside kensington palace where prince william grew up. >> he grew up in apartments 8 and 9. it isn't what you think of as a
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typical apartment. they were very large. apparently he loved kensington palace and once he gets married there are report that is he wants to make it his home when he and kate are in london. you may not know it but he hasn't rehearsed for the wedding yet. everybody else has but he's been out as a search and rescue pilot doing his duty in the air force. he's on leave for a few weeks so he's due in the church this week. i'm sure kate is saying, you better get over there and know what you're doing. he'll be doing that this week. they said easter at her home. when they get married the middletons will still be a part of gatherings. that was an important thing for him to do. natalie morales is in kate middleton's hometown. she'll be reporting from there. ann? >> actually, let's go to natalie now. she's in bucklebury, as i understand. hey, natalie. >> reporter: hey, yes!
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i just missed them apparently. kate and william were here enjoying a little bit of easter brunch with the middleton family. we got there and saw a little bit of the convoy that was sort of arriving. but i guess they were enjoying private time before the big day. meredith makes a good point. it shows the significance and also the relationship -- the close relationship that william has with the middleton family which will no doubt grow stronger once he becomes their son-in-law. >> we'll hear more in a little bit. >> we're in the countdown. i can't believe it's already here. >> i was thinking of the days leading up to my own wedding and how much the trepidation rose and the excitement, too. i think it will be nice to give america something happy. >> the world. we're going to shift gears though and help you save money in your household with couponing tips to help you save some serious cash on everything from clothes to groceries. it's hip to be a couponer again.
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>> hip to be coup uponing. >> exactly. you have a check of the news. >> last night wikileaks released hundreds of new classified military documentse. this time providing information about detainees at guantanamo bay prison. in some cases faulty intelligence was used to detain the 172 men still in prison there. this latest release also reveals that much of al qaeda's core leadership was in pakistan during the 9/11 attacks. many watching the events on television from a safes house. within 24 hours, according to the documents, most returned to of a stan to prepare for war -- afghanistan to prepare for war. there are several developmentses in the middle east. nato air strikes in libya significantly damaged gadhafi's compound. he may not have been present at the time. in syria government troops opened fire. it's the latest violence in a bloody crackdown on protests
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there. in yemen, fighting among opposition leaders is threatening the president to step down within a month. this morning witnesses report that troops loyal to the president attacked protesters in the south. gabrielle giffords has gotten the green light to attend her husband mark kelly's space shuttle launch this friday. while giffords is not expected to make a public appearance she picked a song for the crew's morning wake-up call once the "endeavour" is up. we don't know what song she's chosen. people in the midwest are bracing for tornadoes today. up to 40 touched down over the weekend. around st. louis 700 homes and much of the airports were destroyed. the airport is operating but not at full capacity. "rio" edged out tyler perry's "madea's big happy family." and "water for elephants" was third.
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take a peek at this video. nearly 1,000 of the easter marshmallow peep treats invaded a yard with a note reading "happy easter from all your peeps." the homeowner said he pulled a similar prank on a friend last easter. hm. that may be the link as to who is to blame for that. it's now five minuteses aft aft hour. speaking of easter, let's go to the white house. hey, al. >> it's the 133rd white house easter egg roll. joining me, there are so many people taking part in this besides the 30,000 people that will be rolling easter eggs. the harlem globetrotters. >> i'm special k daily. >> and herb. >> what are you doing here? >> white house has a great motto to get up and go. we want people moving, doing
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athletic stuff. >> can you show me how to do the finger -- i shouldn't say "the finger". >> you got it. >> there it is. all right. guys, thank you so much. let's check your weather, see what's going on. we have severe weather to talk about after the outbreak of tornadoes. this is the most deadly, dangerous month of april for tornadoes. you can see we are basically looking at strong storms as we've got warm air from the south, cold air from the north. between the two we have a risk of strong storms, much over arkansas and southern missouri. hopefully st. louis not part of it. rainfall from three to five inches from rain and flood watches and warnings stretching from texas all the way to pennsylvania. another three to five inches of rain possible, some areas picking up up to eight inches of rain. meanwhile, here, we have the
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pitter-patter of light showers still coming down over the peninsula this morning, but they're all clearing out of here as we speak. i think we'll deal with that for another couple hours. by 1:00 a.m., a clear bay area and by 4:00 p.m. mostly clear. 64 for fremont and 63 degrees in gilroy. warming trend starts tomorrow and kicks into high gear thursday and 78 degrees. lots of sun. >> this is the drill and drum corps from des moines, iowa. they will be performing as well today. they are awfully good. very cute, too. ann? ♪ >> announcer: today's countdown to the royal wedding is brought to you by novo log flex pen. >> all right, thanks, al. with less than four days to go the frenzy over the royal wedding is reaching a fever pitch. and the preparations are not
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only taking place in london, but in kate middleton's hometown as well. the couple reportedly spent the easter holiday there. natalie morales is about 55 miles west of london in the country village of bucklebury. natalie, i love saying bucklebury. >> reporter: you and me both, ann. it's a great name for a town. even greater because kate middleton is their hometown girl. a lot of people excited here. the couple did spend time here yesterday with her family. royal watchers say it's significant because william is very close to kate's family. it will show that the relationship will be that much stronger. it's notable that they spent time here, of course, on this last weekend before their walk down the aisle. ♪ >> reporter: the royal family spent the weekend at windsor castle attending a traditional easter service on sunday. >> in the name of the father and the son and the holy spirit. >> reporter: but the couple
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everyone wants to see was hidden away. prince william and kate middleton reportedly enjoying private time at the home of kate's parents in bucklebury before they take their vows with the world watching. police kept us at a distance on sunday from the home. local reports said they enjoyed a four-hour easter lunch. over the weekend there was plenty of chatter over who made the guest list and who didn't. notably absent from the 1,900 invitees former prime ministers tony blair and gordon brown. according to the palace, not a royal snub, they just aren't knights of the guarder. in kate's hometown the buzz is all about who among them is going. >> there are parties everywhere, you know, street parties and stuff like that. a lot of the people from around here are actually going to the wedding. >> reporter: the butcher, pub owner and shop keeper are just a few of the middletons' neighbors
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who will be in the pews at westminster. kate was christened at st. andrews church and much of the talk is how she's ready to be the princess bride. >> it doesn't really get noticed and now kate middleton is from this small village and that's good. >> reporter: daniel nichols is especially proud. he taught kate and all the middleton kids piano. >> i don't think anybody thought she'd be a brilliant pianist but a fantastic princess, i'm sure, and one day a fantastic queen as well. >> reporter: he even composed a song in her honor which he just released on itunes. everyone here seems to be celebratin celebrating. even the local brewery has royal wedding ale just for the occasion. and there will be parties everywhere from the streets to the pubs to a sold out celebration for the village of 2,000 at bucklebury farm park. >> we have the main theme here. >> reporter: claire shepherd has been baking cakes for the occasion for two months. >> making a huge deal of it and having a brilliant party.
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there is a lot going on. >> reporter: all seemingly enjoying the storybook moment. well, as i mentioned, a lot of excitement here about who is invited from bucklebury. this local shop keeper has been invited along with his wife. this is his daughter mya. you are holding the coveted invitati invitation. >> indeed. >> when you got it in the mail, what did you think? >> my wife came in. she screamed when she saw the . i came to see what was going on and she told me it had come from buckingham palace. >> right. >> and we opened it together. we saw the official invitation. for a few seconds it was a complete shock. >> reporter: i know you had a conversation with kate middleton shortly after the engagement
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announcement. she came into the store and talked about the invitation, right? >> she came in. what happened is we heard she had got engaged. my wife and i sent her a bouquet of flowers with a card that said, all the best for the future. she said, thank you for the flowers and showed my wife the ring. >> reporter: wow. >> we said, don't forget us at the wedding. >> reporter: she didn't forget you. i understand your wife went to india to buy a sari. >> she won't tell me. it's a girl thing. >> reporter: you saw it? >> it's stunning. gorgeous. >> reporter: we're excited for you all. this is a moment you will never forget. i'm sure you will watch it like we all will and you will be there. >> it's an honor. >> reporter: thanks for stopping by. nice to meet you. ann, back to you. >> thanks so much, natalie. much more from britain this week
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but you need them in an organizer like these. categorize them so they are organized. when you go down the soup aisle you know you have a coupon. when you get to the register you will know what you have. if you have an envelope that's disorganized you will miss out on savings. >> that's a good idea. the binder. so maximizing your savings, you say to scour for savings. >> one thing people don't realize is supermarket websites have interesting things going on. there are tools to download coupons directly to your loyalty card. you can scan circulars electronically. also, go to the big coupon websites like coupons.com and smartstores.com. also if you buy a lot of a particular product go to the manufacturer's website. for example, i like to buy stonyfield farms yogurt.
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so i joined their e-mail for the deals. >> you say shop with t competitors' coupons. >> sometimes you have coupons for a different supermarket. you can ask if they will accept competitor coupons. that will save you time and money if they do. then you can shop at that store and use all your coupons there. >> you say to combine offers. i thought you could use one coupon per item. >> the super crazy coupon people, stacking is the ultimate strategy. that means stacking a manufacturer coupon with a store coupon. if the item is on sale on top of that it's like triple savings. >> you say use in-store scanners. >> the scanners will alert you to other deals you may not know about. >> and keep an eye on the register because they may not mark the coupon. >> maybe you had to buy two instead of one and they just throw out the coupon.
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>> do you find it's tempting to buy things you don't want but you have a coupon. >> they are dangerous. they can make you waste lots of money because you buy things you don't need. the shop smart national survey found three-quarters of american women buy things they don't need because they have a coupon or the item is on sale. that's my biggest tip. don't just buy it because you have a coupon. that's a waste of money. >> don't go to the store hungry or coupons for things you don't need. >> exactly. >> and you have a tip about brand loyalty. go to the website for deals. great to see you. thank you so much. >> you're welcome. coming up, the latest on lindsay lohan's courtroom battles after these messages. part of my job as a diabetes educator is teaching my patients how to start taking insulin. and i've learned a lot from patients who use levemir flexpen. flexpen comes pre-filled with my long-acting insulin, and i dial the exact dose of insulin i need. my flexpen is discreet and doesn't need to be refrigerated.
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good morning. >> reporter: ann, good morning. lindsay lohan wasn't in jail long. she quickly posted bail. she's free this morning. the question is -- for how long? lindsay lohan's catwalk through the courthouse front door has become somewhat routine but you can say the same about her exit out the back door in handcuffs. friday, the actress was sentenced to jail for the fourth time. this stint for violating her probation. >> people with a problem whether it's a celebrity, law enforcement, a politician, they are always kept away from the general population. >> reporter: lohan's sentence, 120 days in jail plus almost 500 hours of community service. but lindsay wasn't in custody long, only a few hours, released on bail while her attorney appeals the ruling. >> the process has begun already to get her out. >> reporter: the probation violation is connected to a shoplifting case. lohan is accused of stealing
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this necklace, the same one she was photographed wearing after it went missing. she pled not guilty but the hint of a crime was enough for the judge to revoke her probation. >> i think it is a message saying, i think you committed this crime. >> reporter: lohan is seen at a jewelry store trying on items and walked out wearing the $2500 necklace. she called it an honest mistake. >> lindsay's attorney tried to persuade the judge that it was a misunderstanding. the judge was not persuaded, was skeptical. >> reporter: in court friday, the jewelry store owner and lapd detectives took the stand. testimony that convinced the judge there was enough evidence for a trial. while the case is moving forward the judge reduced the felony charge to a misdemeanor, a break for lindsay and frustration for the district attorney. >> she is not taking this seriously. i tried to impart that to four
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judges and obviously they feel a different way. >> reporter: this morning, lindsay is out of jail, but her legal problems are certainly not over. lohan, who's been a fixture in court in the recent months, is scheduled to start trial june 3. as for her 120 days in jail, the sentence is being appealed. most legal experts say it's unlikely she'll serve that much time. ann and tamron? >> thank you very much. coming up on "today," meredith will be taking us on a rare tour inside the private apartments at kensington palace. >> wow. plus the royal treats for your wedding inspired by desserts being whipped up for a prince and future princess. very tasty. >> can we get more royal here? >> it's not possible other than a couple of crowns. first your local news and weather. mom: we have a pretty big family.
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and show off your confidence. design your plan at specialk.com. morning to you, it's 9:26. i'm marla tellez. the fire chief who resigned over what he did at a gas pump is firing back with a lawsuit. david kapler is filing a $4 million wrongful termination suit. he said he had a deal with the former city manager to use his private cars for work and he claims he was not told he could not fill up some of his cars on the city's tab. he believes he was set up by the firefighter's union which was upset over budget cuts and was forced to step down one week before his benefit requirements would have expired. san jose police are facing
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new allegations this morning of using excessive force and racial profiling. two federal lawsuits have been filed against the department, both with latino plaintiffs. one alleges in 2009 an officer parked his patrol car on the knee of a man suspected of fighting and the other alleges in 2008 an officer slammed a man to the ground. the officers arrested his sister when she complained he was not resisting arrest. the suits come as the police department is trying to foster a better relationship with the latino community.
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scattered about the east bay and the north bay getting a break right now and that will continue to be the case. the showers clearing out of here and mostly sunny skies later on today and mostly cloudy by about
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1:00 p.m. and by 4:00 p.m., the skies clear almost entirely and our temperatures able to climb at that time into the mid-60s. 64 in fremont and 63 degrees in oakland. as we head through the next few days. high pressure brings our numbers up towards 80 degrees later on this week and the warmest spots across the bay area. we're talking mostly inland cities reaching 70s and the low 70s even here in san francisco. 70 degrees tomorrow and up to 78 by thursday and few more clouds for the weekend and temperatures staying warm. back to you, marla. >> thank you, christina. we'll be back at 9:56 with our next local update and weather. "today" show returns in less than a minute.
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♪ you are looking at historic westminster abbey where in just four days prince william and kate middleton will be exchanging wedding vows in front of a lot of friends and a few small personal family. and also the world. the historic setting has been the coronation church for british monarchs and where princess diana's funeral was
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held. meredith is reporting from there live tomorrow here on "today." meanwhile, coming up in this half hour, meredith has an inside look behind the walls of kensington palace. it's housed members of the royal family for centuries and is where princess diana lived raising her sons princes william and harry and may be where the newlyweds, william and kate, will live when they return to london. >> i can't believe how beautiful the weather is there. >> let's keep your fingers crossed. >> and staying with the royal theme. sweet endings. we are talking about royal treats. kate middleton has chosen a fruit cake with white icing for her wedding choicele while prince william will have a chocolate biscuit cake. we'll show you how to recreate them and fruit cake can be
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delicious. >> my grandmother made a fruit cake. it can be fantastic. before that let's say hello to latoya jackson, the latest contestant to hear "you're fired" from donald trump on "celebrity apprentice." what happened? >> good morning, ladies. >> what happened? >> here i am. you know, what happened is what should not have happened, absolutely. i felt star was the project manager -- >> star jones. >> and the responsibility, she didn't live up to it whatsoever. >> uh-oh. >> so the choice was donald's. >> she was and is formidable. >> yeah. >> i don't know who scared me more, star jones or nene leeks. how did you stay above the fray? you were the nicest one on the show. >> that's very kind. it's sad when people take it to a different level. we are doing it for charity. i think we should keep that in mind. but there are some that would
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cut your throat to get ahead. >> that's real intensity. >> not fake at all. that's the personality of the true individual. >> donald trump says he's not faking when he says he's considering a run for the presidency. he even talked about it at the beginning of the show last night. it has to be weird for you sitting on a reality program with a guy who's talking about running for president. what are your thoughts? >> it's very different, isn't it? but it's courageous. i commend him for it. we are living in america, of course, the land of opportunity, do what you like, what you please. if you feel you can accomplish it, then by all means do. if he wants to run the country any way he's run his businesses -- because he's an incredible developer. he's proven what he can do. if he runs the country with that kind of energy. >> sounds like he's got your vote. >> he could do really well. >> all right. >> we should mention aids project los angeles, your
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charity on the show as well. >> that's right. they are grateful for everything i have given them and they have been able to treat lots of people because of that. >> good for you. >> thanks, girls. >> good seeing you. >> you can see a new episode of "celebrity apprentice" on sundays at 9:00/8:00 central on nbc. >> now to the white house are al has the weather and another special guest. hey, al. >> hey, guys. 30,000 folks will go through. they will give out 83,000 souvenir eggs, roll 13,500 eggs and two of them will be probably rolled by these young ladies and this young lady with me, kristi yamaguchi. >>. what's your role? >> i will be reading "dream big, little pig." it's an honor to be here. >> are the girls excited? >> they are. they have a lot of pictures. they are taking pictures on their own. it's their first big trip to
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d.c. >> your first time doing this? >> yes. >> you have a perfect day for it. >> nice to see you. oh, hold that, mom. let's check your weather, see what's going on. the week ahead. we have strong storms to deal with along the east coast and on the ohio river valley. below normal temperatures in the early part of the week with wet weather. into the mid-week period we have stronger storms moving into the southeast. chilly conditions and in the latter part of the week, below normal temperatures. warmer than usual into the ohio river valley in the southeast. we have showers in the northeast. well, our neck of the woods is getting better. we have a lot of improvement out there. the showers we had earlier are clearing out of here. just a little spotty activity lingering over the south bay and the greater area is now dry. mostly cloudy by 1:00 p.m. and by 4:00 p.m., mostly sunny
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conditions. 61 in san rafael and 64 in san jose. temperatures continue to climb as we head through this week. up to 78 by thursday. tamron, back to you guys. >> you have done a great job, al. it's so fun to see all the doings there at the white house. thank you very much. coming up next, a peek behind the royal walls inside the palace where william grew up. that's coming up after these messages. just like the place i grew up in. >> wow. you have a child with adhd. you're getting calls from his teacher he's impulsive in class. and his inattention makes focusing on homework tough. i know how it is because my son has adhd too. i didn't know all i could do to help manage his adhd. our doctor suggested a treatment plan with non-stimulant intuniv. [ male announcer ] once daily non-stimulant intuniv has been shown to reduce adhd symptoms. don't take if allergic to intuniv or are taking guanfacine.
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remains a secluded refuge. details of life beyond the walls may emerge in history books one day. >> i spent the morning looking at queen victoria's sketch books. >> reporter: deirdre murphy, a curator of the palace, gave us a rare look beyond the palace walls. when you look at the buildings, what goes through your mind? >> well, the special thing about kensington palace is that it doesn't have the grand facades that you expect of a palace. it's more domestic. that makes it a special place and a kind of little known gem in london. >> reporter: more like a home. >> a lot more homely. >> reporter: kensington palace was the birthplace and home of queen victoria. princess margaret lived there until her death in 2002. incess diana.n as the home of she and prince charles moved in as newlyweds. >> princes william and harry grew up in apartments 8 and 9. it sounds like a small apartment
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but these were really a vast, wonderful place to raise children. there was a helicopter pad and also the wonderful gardens. they could just run out in the park and be by -- be like normal kids. >> reporter: princess diana lived in the palace until her death in 1997. the princes say they will always consider it home. just next door to the family lived princess margaret and lord snowden in the famous apartment 1-a. what was her life like? >> she used this room for entertaining. this would have been the site of lots of fun. she loved playing the piano. she was a good singer. >> reporter: she was good? >> she was a good piano player and apparently a good singer. i think the piano was roughly about here. she had a desk in the corner where she would work. so this room was lord snowden's study. he's a famous photographer. >> reporter: if i had been a fly on the wall during the heyday of princess margaret and lord
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snowden, what would i have experienced here? >> the princess spent time with the beatles, famous playwrights, peter sellers. all kinds of well known, famous, glamorous folks. >> reporter: she attracted the best. >> she did. >> reporter: just down the hall are queen victoria's apartments. so this is the cupola. >> this is the cupola. this is the room in which baby princess victoria was christened. >> when did her father die? >> reporter: before she turned 1 year old. she and her mother lived together at the palace until she came to the throne in 1837. >> reporter: one of the most delicate and rarely seen possessions is queen victoria's wedding dress. it's said to be the dress that changed all wedding dresses. >> queen victoria married prince albert on the 10th of february 1840. and that is the bodice of the dress.
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it's a matching bodice and skirt made from ivory silk. >> reporter: what is the history of the dress? >> victoria wanted, more than being a queen on the day of her wedding she wanted to be a bride because she was deeply in love with prince albert. she decided rather than to wear extravagant robes of state in crimson velvet and gold she wore a simple ivory wedding dress. after queen victoria wore the dress in 1840, more brides started to wear ivory and it is the color most wear today. >> it has nothing to do with virginity? >> no. >> reporter: victoria's wedding dress is over 100 years old. it is a treasured piece of history, safely secured behind palace walls. its story, one of many at kensington, provides a glimpse into royal life through the ages. kensington palace has a nickname within the royal family. prince charles reportedly calls it the cousin heap because so many of his relatives lived
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>> announcer: today's kitchen is brought to you by chips ahoy! this morning in today's kitchen, royal wedding cakes, step by step. whether you're a prince and future princess or the boy and girl next door. the wedding cake is perhaps ton of the most important parts of your speciale day. you don't necessarily just have to pick one cake. prince william and kate picked two. dede wilson, contributing editor for bonn appetite magazine joins us. you know about cakes and desserts. a lot of people -- i'm surprised how many -- have said they are going to have on the day of the wedding, that evening, little parties. >> or even first thing in the morning. chocolate? i'll start off the day with chocolate. >> to have one of these cakes would be fun. first is a chocolate cake picked by prince william. >> this is a cake he's enjoyed
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since he was a child. it's been served to him in the palace. it's basically an icebox cake. it's so easy. we have chocolate and butter that we have already melted together. >> yum. >> help me add the cream. >> sure. heavy cream? >> heavy cream. the chocolate can be up to a 60% dark chocolate. and this is called golden syrup. it's a very british ingredient. it's a liquid sweetener. it comes in a jar like honey. it's not as strongly flavored. i wouldle equate it to maybe like a brown sugar syrup with a slightly toasty flavor. it just makes it a little bit more intriguing and interesting. this is all stirred together on the stove. >> very low heat. >> and it's a no bake cake. so you were saying you know what these are. these are english digestive biscuits. that's what it may say on the label. >> sure, digestives. >> biscuit is the english word
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for cookie. you can dump it in. i will help you here. the reason i'm doing this as opposed to pouring the cookies over the chocolate is because this way we don't have to mess two pots. >> okay. >> this would be stirred more thoroughly. it goes into a springform pan that we buttered and lined with parchment. >> mm-hmm. >> it's refrigerated overnight. >> it turns into this. no cooking at all. >> when you unmold it, it's upside down so you have a smooth top. >> sure. >> this is a ganache frosting. how luscious. chocolate and cream. >> look how beautiful it is. it's almost like a candy bar. you can deck indicate it. >> we printed out initials and crowns. >> we have only a minute left to get to the other cake, the big cake. >> let's go to here. >> the fruit cake. >> we have whole orange, whole lemon, all the dried fruit.
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>> real fruit. >> soaking with brandy overnight. we'll get to it because it's been soaking for us. this is our batter. brandy. this is a pound cake batter but what we did in the test kitchen is we added almond paste to the batter. it's incredibly luscious and rich. >> you're making it a sheet cake and putting into petit fours. >> exactly. >> my grandmother had a cake like this. when you use real fruit and alcohol it's terrific. >> this gets smooth, very evenly, cut them out. here we go. >> thank you so much. this will be fun to try coming up. we'll have more coming up. can i help? >> absolutely. r in my lifetime k
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report to you, things are yucky. we'll check with christina in just a minute. siding with the governor when it comes to the budget and taxes. now, according to a new "times" poll 60% of californians would approve of a mix of budget cuts and tax extensions to help balance the budget. governor jerry brown wants to hold a special election on tax extensions by this fall, but republican lawmakers have been firm about blocking that vote. they say similar taxes were rejected in 2009. >> the voters have already spoken about this and the voters and those who call me some from my district some from all over the state of california. we do not listen to the californians. >> californians need to be informed as to what an all-cuts budget would look like and everyone in this building needs to be informed. >> without extended taxes, lawmakers would have to fill a
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$15 billion deficit with cuts alone. let's check in with christina. good morning, christina. >> good morning, scott. a lot of shower activity pushing to the south. but we're left with foggy conditions and slick highways. take it easy out there if you're headed to work. about 1:00 p.m., mostly cloudy conditions and all the shower activity is expected to cease at that time and then 4:00 p.m., mostly sunny skies over the bay area and 63 degrees in oakland and 64 for fremont and 66 degrees in places like los gatos. little breezy later on today, but better and better ae head throughout this week. 78 by thursday and a lot of sunshine this ek, but, because we're going to lose those showers, our pollen levels will be up. make sure you keep that allergy medicine nice and handy. claritin, keep it handy, scott. over to you. >> 9:58 right now. more local news in a half hour. but the "today" show returns in about one minute.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hey, everybody. it's fun day monday april 25th. it's har to believe we are just four days away from the big wedding, hoda woman. >> we'll be here in new york. we are going to the trump plaza, right? >> yes. they sold it out apparently. not because of us but people want to watch the movie, i mean, the wedding. >> the production. >> live as it happens. people will be tivoing it.
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>> our first live shot is 5:00 a.m. here in new york at 5:00 a.m. >> you can't complain when you see the time everybody else gets up around here and most of our crew. >> i'm not complaining. what is that? >> one time take one for the team. >> you should have heard her in the make-up room. i'm just adding on. >> i'm not going to bed that night. not going to bed. >> how was the weekend? >> lovely. you had a wonderful weekend. she was at the boca raton? >> resort. it's a beautiful place in boca. boca is kathie lee country, i should point out. it was one of those things where we just got, so many nice people talking about the show. there was a woman in the gym working out. she was saying my dad watches your show every day. his name is vito and my mom is in hospice.
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there is vito with his wife. when you're dancing, he stands in front of the television and yells "go baby, go baby" no one can hear the show. >> crank it. >> this is for vito. ♪ >> all right. there you go, vito. does he have a pacemaker? i should have asked beforehand. >> vito from boca. when i flew home, on the way home -- >> you had an interesting companion in the plane. >> matt was there with his wife and three kids. they were really, really cute. very polite, great kids. >> you know what happened? matt introduced everybody to hoda and her lovely gentleman friend jay, who has no last name. and as they were walking away, romi said to matt, daddy, is she going to go on the plane with us? matt said yes. so she said to tye, isn't that
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wonderful? the first lady, president obama's wife is going on the plane with us. got a little sun this weekend, didn't you? >> michelle obama. >> we should do a split screen of hoda and michelle obama. it's a compliment. >> she might not like it. >> i think she would be thrilled. >> tell me about your weekend. >> cass and i went down to florida in the keys. we had a lovely weekend. everybody who has been here all winter long knows. you get some sunshine. i've been trying to get rid of this whatever i've had. so we got a lot of walks and a lot of fish. then we went to the sunrise service easter morning there the sun is coming up over the ocean. they are singing the hallelujah chorus and you're going, done, gone, gone. it was beautiful. frank was out in california with cody. he had one of those nightmare things that happens.
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he called me. he got there, perfect. they left early, arrived early. you knew something had to go wrong. he calls about four hours later. where are you? i'm at the airport again. what are you doing back at the airport? so many bags look alike. kristen chenowith's assistant had all of frank gifford's stuff for four hours and frank gifford had all of hers for four hours. they had to go back to the airport and swap it out. >> we are talking wedding. they announced the list of people invited to the wedding. there are 1,900 people going. some of the usual suspects you would expect. they invited celebs like victoria beckham and her husband david, sir elton john and his boyfriend david. >> they are married. >> okay. and guy ritchie is going. >> without madonna. >> without madonna.
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>> josh stone. >> i love her. and ian thorpe, the swimmer from the olympics? he's invited. >> the torpedo. >> thorpedo. >> hey, vito. makes me happy knowing vito is watching us today. we are not on the list but we'll be at the trump international. >> one of the things kate middleton decided and dina decided the came thing, too. in the wedding vows, i guess it has been said the woman is supposed to say i will love, honor and obey. she is not having the obey portion of the program in her vows. >> i'm trying to think if i've been to a wedding in the past 30 years that has obey. maybe that's why marriages fall. nobody is obeying. if you ever got married again, would you put the obey in?
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>> you know me? of course not. no. >> you didn't do it the first time around, did you? >> no. did you have it in yours? >> no. we didn't have those kinds of vows. >> did you say husband and wife or man and wife? >> i don't even remember. i've been married since the middle ages. frank has been married 50 years, but to three different women. do you celebrate that? this year is our 25th. i'm just his first wife and fra frank's last was 26. i'm going to beat her record. he just has to live long enough for that to happen. he will. we both have to live long enough. stop it. >> that's the joke. >> gosh. >> vito is going, yeah. we all have to live long enough to make it. i want to live long enough to see you get married again, too. >> why do you keep saying that? >> i want you to be happy, sort
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of. it ruins everything around here. >> if you've ever gone shopping for clothes, you might want to go into one store and say i can't believe these size 8s are fitting me. then you go into another store and you have the same size but you have to wear a size 12. they say certain stores do vanity sizing where they make it so you feel better when you try on the clothes. they said at chico's a size 8 or 10 is a zero at chico's so you feel better wearing the pants and buy them. >> it's confusing. i don't like to try things on. i like to grab them and say that's my size. >> try it on and return it. >> you don't. >> i hate returning. that's one of those things, if i get it, i'm going to own it or give it away. the thought of going back and finding the receipt in my purse. it's not worth. >> it's an impossibility to
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return something. >> it is. it is a complete impossibility to return something. >> what, hoda? >> it's time for our favorite things. >> and fav of the week? >> i think we want to do our favorite fan of the week. >> who is it? >> i know you have been waiting for this as you do every week. the winner is, drum roll, please. christina wilson. >> thank god it's cristina. >> that's all i have. >> she watches on wcnc in charlotte. >> she watches in charlotte. she is a full-time writer and hip-hop instructor. she spends most of her days alone working from home. her favorite part of the show is hoda's playlist. she wants to tell producers turn it up and stop making hoda beg for it. the show helps her stay fit. if she gets to the gym early enough, you'll be on when she gets home. >> what is she getting?
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>> what she is getting now is a trip to beautiful vancouver in british columbia, canada. >> it's gorgeous there. >> three-night stay at the fairmont pacific hotel and round-trip airfare for two people. airfare accommodations furnished by vancouver tourism. >> that's beautiful. >> favorite things, what's yours? >> if you've worn a belt and the big belt buckle is in front and you try to wear a nice fitted top over it and the belt buckle is so chunky, you can get the invisibelt. all you do is snap this top thing like that. so it's thin, thin, thin. it's 20 bucks. you go to invisibelt.com. >> i don't get it. are you going to see that? >> no. when you pull a top over it.
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you've got the buckle and it doesn't look cute. this eliminates the buckle. >> okay. awesome. awesome. >> what's yours? we are going to have a lot of fun with your favorite thing. >> my favorite thing. david friedman is our dear friend. i've lost how many songs david and i have written together. we write for "everyone has a story" every month here. he's been working on this book "the thought exchange, overcome our resistance to living a sensational life." >> what's it about? >> for those kinds of people that all the self-help books have not helped them. if they haven't worked, this is the book. here is the thing. this helps you realize that the sensations you have, that many of them come from being young and you don't know why you don't like the sensations. years and years of therapy, but it works. he teaches this all over the country. he gives speeches.
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it's available now. actually, wednesday i think it's going to be in bookstores. amazon.com or the thought exchange.com. thank you, thank you. >> my thing is the coolest ever. it's a slap watch. $19.95 at slap watch.com. you can take the watch head out and change the bands. >> you can take it to the beach. >> the beach, the pool, run. >> could you take your invisibelt, too? >> you know you want it. we want to leave people with a laugh. this is the cutest viral video of this baby penguin. oh, it's so cute. we'll tell you where it's from after we watch the video. watch. >> is it tickling? >> he's tickling him.
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the hilarious david allen grier has played on tv and film. >> now he's in "hoodwinked two." >> hi. >> so you think you can deliver that basket of goodies across my bridge, do you? >> uh-huh. >> no, no, no, you did not just say that. i did not hear that. there is no way my bridge will be crossed by a red-caped wearing little girl. get out of here. >> bring it. >> oh, muffin. >> wedgy. >> how adorable. you are hilarious. >> that looks like such fun. that's little red riding hood? >> what's the concept?
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>> it's all about -- >> grandma's place? >> yes. something like that. a bunch of funny people. i'm a troll. when you think troll, you think small. witness, large, green, mossy, big huge guy. >> how do you get into character for that? >> we start from zero, how big can i go? do you want really big? go more, more, more. a lot of ad libbing. >> you look at the cast, glenn close, joan cusack, amy pohler, cheech and chong. you don't do interacting? >> no. >> you meet at the premiere? >> i did this two years ago. i forgot. you do adr? what is my voice? you go back and rerecord some of the sounds so it's clear. what is my voice? i forgot the voice.
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oh, cool. >> you have done a little living. >> i've done a lot of living. >> what's been geg on? >> well, i'm in town doing a workshop for "porgy and bess" with audra macdonald. norm lewis. >> we love norm. >> we'll do it in harvard at art in the fall. we'll see what happens from there. >> awesome. tell them both hello. >> hoda, do you know hooty is here? >> hoda and hooty. darius rucker. >> i know exactly who he is. i'm just into the joke. i get it. thank you for that. >> the first lady. chocolatey brown hoda. get more sun, girl. don't listen to her. you see what i'm saying? >> she is egyptian. >> you get the freak awesome. >> that was for vito. >> i got the pole in my bedroom, you know what i'm saying. >> i guess i know now. can i come over for dinner.
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>> oh, my gosh. the things i do for vito. that was unfortunate. >> she shakes it. >> i'm here for "hoodwink." i guess it's 5 and up. >> it looked adorable. >> very funny. >> the first one was so successful. thus "hoodwinked too." >> also shabam. next year the knicks will win, will they not? >> that's just sad what happens. >> hope springs eternal. up next lifestyle guru will show you how to throw an early morning wedding bash. >> who is on the guest list for friday's big day. >> and darius rucker.day... sounds like a mini-wheats day to me! and becka's science fair is on the 8th. she's presenting the solar system. hey, i've got just the wholegrain fiber to keep her full so she can stay focused. um, you rock.
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1,900 went out, 1,9002. yours are here. this is adorable stamp sold at the nbc experience store just to make it real. at my party at 4:00 a.m., i'm not offering tea but tea bags to hide the bags over your eyes. take them friday to the donald in case you need them. >> nice cold tea bags. >> in order to eat on royal china, this is the china. i just downloaded a picture of it. put it out and put it in between two glass plates. so easy. all of a sudden you're eating on royal china. >> that is a clever idea. >> thank you. thank you very much. to the napkins. i do not have the crown jewels, obviously. go into your jewelry box. here is a lone earring, a pin, a gem from miller bracelet and you have an instant napkin ring. >> very fun.
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this is very english. >> if you don't have flowers lying around, jelly beans. a minute after they say i do is the question, is where the heir? i'm doing two segments in one baby shower, as well. putting a little carriage there. >> the heir is there. >> is where the dress? where's the heir? my ladies in waiting wine because you are always waiting for wine. >> yes. >> thank you. >> it's only 10:23. perfect timing. what do we have here? >> english muffin. royal jelly, but it's any jelly. instead of fish and chips i'm doing bagel chips and lox. king crab quiche. >> with a cookie cutter, you're able to cut around any shape.
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>> you're on a roll. >> thank you, girls. thank you. here is our kate doll. bake the bottom in a bowl. >> that's a cake? >> yeah. it's a cake. it's a bowl. then you can stick a doll in if you have it. actually, she is a cake doll. if you don't have that download her picture and do a little pokey. >> very cute. >> to make the tiara. you start with a piece of plain construction paper. put glue, glitter on it. i just traced it. if you want to indulge. >> ten seconds. >> get to this. goody bags. lss aot kiss aot of princes, a lot of frogs to get a prince. fill every room every day.now tt like this one. and this one. and oops, my bad. so, they give expedia ginormous discounts with these:
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good morning to you. we still have some of these pesky light showers hanging around, but there the most part, the bay area is having a good opportunity to dry out and we'll continue to trend drier as we het throughout the day. by 1:00 p.m., mostly dry bay area and mostly cloudy at that time with temperatures ranging between 58 to 63 degrees and possible to see those mountain isolated showers pop up. 63 in oakland and 66 in los gatos. today, second half of the day looks okay in terms of how warm we are going it be and the big-time warm up starts tomorrow. inland temps in the mid-70s and high pressure bring our coastal temps into the low 70s. here are those numbers for you,
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up to 78 degrees by thursday. if you want to wear the open-toed shoes, girl, you are good. >> i already got them. thanks for sh" "tng. oday" show continues up next. we are back on this fun day monday. it's time for "today's buzz." leeanne rymes ties the knot. >> are you excited about the wedding? >> yeah. sort of. >> we're working to it. >> four days. >> let's talk about the other wedding. >> leann rimes just got married. they didn't tell their friends and family they told them to turn up at this address. they thought it might be a cocktail party and they got
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married. there were only 40 people. his children were there big surprise. she took to twitter to announce it. she changed her profile from fiancee to wife. she is feeling beat up by the press by all this affair stuff. she wanted to take it into her own hands and announced it herself. >> i can understand wanting to take it into your own hands. it's not something people are going to forget. >> she did say over the weekend there is a double standard between men and women when they cheat. when a man cheats they can often not get the same response. she used johnny cash saying a country star that cheated changed it onto a song that sold a million. >> there are double standards no question. >> i think she is right. >> i agree with that. >> i don't read those magazines. have they been awful? >> they have been. lindsay lohan one day over the weekend said she was in jail, then posted bail. >> she did go to jail five hours and posted bail $75,000. she is out now.
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that was on a probation violation. now she is waiting for june when she will be tried for the allegedly stealing the necklace. >> when is this gotti movie supposed to happen? she might be in jail. >> absolutely. everything is going to really turn on this point. that is why i think she is so nervous and her team are nervous. they say she was blind-sided. nobody thought she would be sent to jail. >> i think it's interesting she thinks she is being unfairly treated because of her celebrity status. >> absolutely. friends are telling me that is what she is saying. she is being put upon because she is a celebrity. i think she's been treated like anybody else in this case and she doesn't like what it she's been treated and is looking for a few excuses. >> that's part of the problem. you keep making excuses for your behavior. i wish the best for this young lady. >> fifth mug shot. >> stop it. how old is she? >> 29 years old. >> at some point you have to
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look at yourself and say what am i doing to facilitate all this stuff? perpetuate it is what i mean. >> why aren't you invited? >> i'll be working. tlc hired me. >> ben vogel. he got an invitation. >> he is a nice chap. he is much fancier than i am. that's good for me. >> who else is going. >> there are lots of stars going. elton john and his husband. the beckhams. what's got prince in a stir today is where diana's family are going to be seated. >> on the other side. >> yes. what normally happens, the groom's family on one side, the bride's side on the other. the spencers will not be with william's. they are going to be next to kate middleton's family. >> why? >> i think the queen and spencers had bad blood. >> you know at a time like this you put that aside. >> they are not putting this
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aside. remember, poor fergie who is a relative is not invited. i don't know if this family puts bygones to one side. >> weather doesn't look great for the wedding. it's supposed to be raining. >> and 25 mile-an-hour winds. >> these brits are really excited. >> thanks. >> we love you. we don't care what anyone says. we think you're great. up next, the newest member of the joy fit club. >> she lost 183 pounds. ♪
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it's time for "look at me now the joy fit club." >> maria is from big pine keys who lost an incredible 183 pounds. let's take a look at her story. >> hi, i'm maria. i am 37 years old. i am a wife and mother of two. i've never been skinny, but after i got married and had kids, a lack of exercise and poor eating habits made my weight skyrocket. about two years ago, i reached my heaviest weight 337 pounds. i was ashamed of who i had become. i secluded myself to my home and work and outings were limited to family vacations. i hated take photos so much, i tried to hide behind others. i suffered from high blood
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pressure, high cholesterol and sleep apnea. i would wake up out of a deep sleep gasping for air. one night i attaway too much. that night i had the worst episode of sleep apnea and nearly died. that was my turning point. in september of 2009, i joined weight watchers and i started to exercise. so far i have 183 pounds. i have so much more energy, and as a result, i am a lot more active. there is a way to battle obesity and i am proof of it. >> bless her heart. we are here with today's contributing nutritionist joy bauer. >> i love she was completely able to cure her sleep apnea just by losing weight. >> amazing what happens to your illnesses and ailments. >> she is off everything, high blood pressure medication, high cholesterol medications.
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she grew up in a traditional cuban family and was taught to deep fry everything. so before she would dive in and make for her family deep fried grouper and chicken with the skin fried, as well. >> the fish is so great down at the keys. that's the grouper without the bread. >> broiled grouper now. and uses the same seasoning on her chicken, but is baking it in the oven. this i love. this is a traditional meal she loves to make picadillo. it's ground beef with olives, peppers, tomatoes. >> that would be good but she ate that amount? >> with the high fat ground chuck and a lot of oil. well over 1,000 calories. now she makes it with a super lean ground sirloin. she decreased a lot of the oil. again, she slashed the calories in half, but is enjoying all her favorites. >> we are going to do the before and after. here is maria's before picture.
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come on, maria come join the joy fit club. >> oh, my god. >> unbelievable! >> kathie is back. >> that split screen is insane. you were doing weight watchers. how tough was it? how long did it take to take off the 183? >> it's been about 20 months. >> i hear your kids are just busting over the fact that you've lost all that weight. what does it mean to them to watch their mom and see a new you? >> they are so proud of me. they always tell me how beautiful i am. they love to brag about me. >> of course they do. >> everybody they meet they say, mommy, mommy, tell them how much weight you lost. >> you stop strangers and tell them, huh? >> we are so happy for you. you look terrific. i know you can encourage a lot of other people. congrats, maria. >> high five. >> next we have darius rucker, a terrific singer formerly from
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[ female announcer ] at&t u-verse: tv like you've never seen before. >> three years ago darius rucker made the switch from pop to country with the 2008 release "learn to live" which produced three number one hits. >> he's back with his newest cd, "charleston, south carolina, 1966." we remember you from the hootie and the blow fish days. >> you reinvented yourself. >> the thing that was good for me, i didn't feel like i was reinventing myself. i was moving on with my career. it was a great move. people are making a big deal about it. >> this cd is coughing up a lot of great hits. you've got two in the top five or ten? >> two number ones. >> you're going to do the new release in a moment.
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are all these guys from charleston, south carolina? >> they are all from nashville. >> you had to whittle down your list from 77 songs to a dozen or 13. how did you narrow that list down? >> it's me and two other guys. we just yell at each other, send nasty e-mails. >> it's working. you're going to sing "this." this is "this" and it's fantastic. ♪ ♪ got a baby girl sleeping in my bedroom ♪ and her momma laughing in my arms ♪ there's the sound of rain on the roof top ♪ and the game's about to start ♪ i don't really know how i got here ♪ but i'm sure glad that i did
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♪ and it's crazy to think that one little thing ♪ could have changed all of it ♪ maybe it didn't turn out like i planned ♪ maybe that's why i'm such, such a lucky man ♪ ♪ for every stop light i didn't make ♪ every chance i did or i didn't take ♪ all the nights i went too far ♪ all the girls that broke my heart ♪ all the doors that i had to close ♪ all the things i knew but i didn't know ♪ thank god for all i missed ♪ cause it led me here to this ♪ like the girl that i loved in high school ♪ who said she could do better ♪ or the college i wanted to go to ♪ till i got that letter ♪ all the fights ♪ and the tears and the
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heartache ♪ i thought i'd never get through ♪ and the moment i almost gave up ♪ all led me here to you ♪ i didn't understand it ♪ way back when ♪ but sitting here right now ♪ it all makes perfect sense ♪ for every stop light i didn't make ♪ every chance i did or i didn't take ♪ all the nights i went too far ♪ all the girls that broke my heart ♪ all the doors that i had to close ♪ all the things i knew but i didn't know ♪ thank god for all i missed ♪ cause it led me here to this ♪
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♪ how i cried when my momma passed away ♪ and now i got an angel ♪ looking out for me today ♪ so nothing's a mistake ♪ every stop light i didn't make ♪ every chance i did or i did not take ♪ all the nights i went too far ♪ all the girls that broke my heart ♪ all the doors that i had to close ♪ all the things i knew but i didn't know ♪ thank god for all i missed ♪ cause it led me here to this ♪ i know ♪ i know ♪ led me here to this >> darius rucker.
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we are back in today's kitchen getting saucy with kicked-up frat foods. we think of pizza and the freshman 15. >> chef nathan lippy is here to show us a new trend on college campuses. fancy five fraternity fare. >> i like that one. >> you're using foods kids would normally eat in a dorm. >> when i was in college i lived on ramen noodles and cereals. i wanted to do some cool new fun. first thing we do is a ramen noodle stir fri.
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we don't need that. we are going to make our own broth. we have dehydrated shitake must rooms. they have a ton of flavor once they rehydrate. create our own broth from soy sauce. want to add the ginger and garlic? >> are frat boys really making meals? >> they have to eat. >> they order in, right? >> they do. usually when i would eat in school, i would eat a lot of ramen noodles. i'll put the lied on this and let this sit. we'll saute our sirloin. thank you. >> if you can't afford sirloin which most college kids can't, what would you use? >> a lot of grocery stores have cheap cuts for stir fry. we'll caramelize our meat and add vegetables. >> that always scares me, caramelize. sounds difficult to do. >> no.
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you know how sugar caramelizes, the meat will do it itself. >> we have to cook it? >> yes. that's lime juice. >> put it around. >> can you believe the brow beating i'm taking for adding in lemon? >> lime. >> whatever. >> red pepper flakes. >> look at me. >> we are going to caramelize all the vegetables and bring out this delicious flavor. the noodles, this is what the noodles look like. the dehydrated mushrooms are soft now. >> they puffed nicely. >> we'll go with our noodles. quick here, right? go with our noodles like so. then our vegetables. >> this seems too healthy for frat boys. >> it does, but it looks delicious. >> thank you, hoda woman. i want to try with the ramen noodles. get in there.
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>> this is a fun one. this is frosted flakes panna cotta. here is heavy cream and milk. that is agave. >> that's the good stuff? >> absolutely. >> everybody is hooked on this. >> this is delicious. >> thank you. >> go add the heavy cream. let this simmer about 10, 15 minutes so all that flavor gets in the milk. strain it out and this is what we have left. you know what is the best part of eating the cereal? i strained it out. we are going to add our cream. then we'll add gelatin, as well. this is what's going to make it firm up. this will bloom. it will start to get active. then once this chills. >> why don't you just caramelize it. >> this is when it's all finished. it gets nice and firm. pop them out of these beautiful molds.
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gorgeous frosted flakes dessert. >> add the berries and garnishes. >> that's right. >> thank you, hon. love your idea. so cute. >> thank you. >> come back tomorrow for our guys tell-all panel. it's not that the easy days, are what keep me coming back for more. and the customer says, on the carpet." what? gonna be difficult. don't tell me about a dog. a day care full of kids, house chickens. call a day's work. call 1-800-steemer
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