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>> that is what is happening "today in the bay." we are back with a live local news update. >> you can join us at 11:00 as well. have a great day. >> or will you? good morning. breaking news overnight. u.s. officials believe a second person was killed along isis in syria while concern grows over how many u.s. citizens are fighting for extremists overseas. epic coast, waves pounding both coasts. historic 25-footers in southern california, but despite warnings and dangerous conditions, surfers are diving in, proming hundreds of rescues. fumbling the truth. a sta usc player saves hess nephew's life jumping out a building was a lie.
now these been suspended indefinitely and an investigation is under way. and they're hitched. word this morning that hollywood power couple brad pitt and angelina jolie were married over the weekend. we have all the details around their secret ceremony today thursday, august 28th, 2014. . >> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning remember welcome to "today." it's 7:00 a.m. on a thursday alongside tamron hall, willie geist and al roker. natalie is off this morning. what about this news? >> brangelina is official. right. they tied the knot. brad said not long ago, his six children wanted them to get married and they have done it. that's great.
>> good for them. also big news, we have been covering this ebola story, a major pharmaceutical about to enroll people in criminal trials for an experiment am vaccine, willie will have more on that in his newscast. that report that another u.s. citizen born in america has died fighting for isis. national correspondent peter alexander is at the white house. what can you tell us about this? >> reporter: matt, good morning, in the last five minutes, we learned that president obama will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. in the situation room with members of the national security council to address among other things the situation in syria. a law enforcement official tells nbc news it appears to be true a sec american fighting for isis was killed in syria last weekend. administration officials estimate dozens have joined the militant group. this is the firefight where u.s. law enforcement officials believe not one but two american isis fighters were killed in
syria sun. the first douglas macarthur mccain, a convert from minnesota the sec not yet identified. in the community where mccain grew up, there are fears an alleged second person would could be one of their own, 70 to 100 people officials estimate have joined isis. >> this idea that foreign fighters could go over there, get radicalized, get equipped and get trained and come back to their homeland. >> hours of the fate of jeremy foley, it's unclear. >> stephen has no control over thing as of the u.s. government. he's a journalist. >> in her first public comment, this video on arabic media, his plots pleaded. >> as a mother, i ask the justice be merciful and not
punishment for matters he has no control over. >> reporter: she pleads the callous people to sew mercy. >> i always learned you can grant mersey. >> he has not shown mercy fighting for al qaeda. there is an appealing and using his title, perhaps we will be able to get through to him. >> another american hostage peter theo curtis was tied to al qaeda. back home near boston, he helped those who helped to secure his freedom. >> to all those people i say a huge topping from my heart, from the bottom of he heart. >> reporter: curtis says he was overwhelm with emotions. here at the white house, the officials say the president still has not made any decision yet as the military conduct more under surveillance missions over syria, picking out potential isis targets. >> peter, thanks very much.
the surf is way up along both coasts, especially in southern california. here's a live look at conditions if pal but. those massive waves caused by hurricane marie has already brought damaging flooding to several beach towns and led to a record number of rescues. nbc's miguel almaguer is on seal beach. good morning. >> reporter: sarah, good morning. southern california is taking a pounding. we are still hours away from high tide. i want to show what you is protecting so many homes in this community, miles and miles of these berms have been created all across california. they are sand levies. for now, they are taking a beating but they're still standing. before sunrise this morning, another barrage of surf smashing record-setting waves. these historic 25-foot monster versus lifeguards scrambling to save lives. we were there as swimmers you were pulled from riptides. more than 130 rescues in two
days. first responders can't believe woo they're seeing. >> are you surprised people are get physical that water? >> yeah, i wouldn't do it. >> reporter: generated by tropical storm marie hundreds of miles away the epic swell is drawing top surfers, legend laird hamilton with breath-taking moves. >> you go for it! >> this one is called shoeing the seas. >> it has a power to kill. so respect that. >> reporter: these peers are ripped apart, sailboats tossed ashore. just off the beach flood waters have buckled floors and subpercentaged living rooms. >> the water was actually all way up to here in the room. >> reporter: now the east coast is being hammered, too. red flag warnings at virginia beach and if ocean city, maryland, across the region, life-threatening surf at least six deaths blamed on hurricane cristobal sweeping across the
atlantic have we ask people to keep their feet in the sand until the lifeguard is in the stands. >> this morning from east to west, danger in the water as epic storms deliver an unforgivable blast. i don't have night in monita pal but, a beachhouse was ripped apart from these huge waves. still the damage in this area has been manageable, though the threat isn't over until friday. tamron. >> miguel, thank you so much on seal beach. thanks again. >> we are learning more this morning ab a massive cyber attack on u.s. banks, including the nation's largest j. perform morgan chase. a joint investigation is being launched by the fbi and secret service. keith williams joins us now, reading a lot about these, there are some thoughts these could be russian hackers, what can you tell us? >> oh, that's right. there is surprising, then the banking industry generally has better protections than most industries do against these kind
of computer intrusions, but the officials say the attacks came in a series that were carried out earlier this month. there are some signs it came from russia. investigators say the hackers scooped up a large amount of data from j.p. morgan and other banks on customers and bank employees. officials haven't yet said whether that included credit card numbers or password, matt. >> pete, they are saying they aren't seeing a higher than normal level of fraud reports. so what should you do if you think your bank pay by a morning those hacked? >> reporter: right, they say there is no sign yet the information has been used to take money from customer accounts. they say it's still unclear what the hackers were actually after, whether they were looking to take the money or for intelligence about the banking industry. the experts say, captioning your account password is always a good idea and customers should call the bank if they show signs or see signs they have been tampered with now. pete, thanks very much.
womanly is in fortunately with news a major announcement is tied to the ebola outbreak. new developments this morning in the fight against the ebola outbreak in west africa. the first ever human trials of an ebola vac senl are being fast tracked. the vaccine has shown promising animal studies. the clinical trial was supposed to be later this fall. the work has been aksel rated. just this morning the world health organization warns the outbreak could seed 20,000 cases. that's about six times as many as doctors currently know about. the sister of boston mar on the bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev lately. alena made phone threats against the woman saying, quote, i know people who can go over there and patriot become on you. she turned herself into police and is now charged with
aggravated arrest. canadian fighter jets were scrambled wednesday night to escort people to toronto after drunken passengers allegedly made a threat. the sun wing flight was over south carolina when the trouble started. an airline spokesperson says two women drank a bunch of duty-free in the restrooms and set off a fire alarm an got into a fight and made a threat against the flames. it was considered fawn credible. the women were arrested if toronto, ordered to appear if court today. a resolution this morning for a northeast supermarket cane that's been in some turmoil for weeks now. this summer, hundreds of warehouse workers and zriefrs i survivors refused to dliefr i deliver food. it led to empty shelves and millions of dollars in lost revenue. the supermarket cane has just announced now they will buy a majority stake in the business and take of day-to-day
operations. now, as matt and al can tell you, there is nothing worse tan getting your air caught in a tennis racket. >> it happens to me every day. >> caroline wozniacki was taking a shot on wednesday. her braid got caught in the tennis racket. she says the whole reason she started braiding her hair in the first place to keep this from happening. she couldn't quite return. se did recover, though, she won straight sets to move onto the 3rd round. that looks panful, ouch. >> it does, she handled it. >> thanks. >> looking over here, what's it looking like for our friend out west? >> we have our good pal miguel almaguer who told us what's been going on with the riptides and the high surf. let look live in malibu. you see that surf. they built up those dunes to keep things a little calmer there. you can see we have sunny, warm
weather, but the risk for those rip currents will be really strong thanks to tropical storm marie chill surgeon still churning. so as you head along the california coast, wave heights michigan beach, coastal flooding possible as we makory way up the sore line, we can see newport beach, 8 to 18-foot waves and the rip currents and beach erosion is a big problem also, more of the same if santa barbara, they could be looking at coastal flooding around the west coast, still weather looking great, 97 degrees today. seattle looking super, 76. denver, partly cloudy, thunderstorms, 70 degrees. los angeles will be awfully warm away from the beach. a high of 90 degrees, we will start with your local forecast coming up the next 30 seconds. 33 próximos 30 segundos
7:13, good thursday morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. al was just talking about some big sur inform southern california. we're going to see some large surf and dangerous rip current here in the babe area today as well. then we bring in the humidity. and maybe even a couple very light showers as we get into your weekend. those are your weather headlines. for today, 84 degrees in the south bay. east shores at 81, tri-valley warm, about 93 degrees for your high. . >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks, very much. a lot of people are talking about this next story. lingering questions over injuries suffered by star usc quarterback josh shaw. he claimed they occurred when he
jumped from a balcony to save his nephew who was drowning in a pool. he now admit has that story is a lie. he has been suspended from the team indefinitely. nbc's jacob rascone is live on the campus at southern cal. jacob, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. he was a superstar, a hero for a day. he admits to making it all up. the question, how did he sprain his ankle still has no definitive answer. josh shaw, an athlete and a hero. an article published monday by the university of southern california details an amazing story arm scar cornerback and team captain risks everything, leaping from a 2nd floor balcony landing painfully on the concrete below then crawling into the family pool to save his 7-year-old nephew. the story came up indefinitely, was the story too good to be true? on wednesday, sports fans let
out after collective gasp when shaw let out the answer. it was all a hoax, saying through a statement the high profile attorney whose clients include snoop dog and rihanna, saturday i injured myself in a fall. i made up a story about this fall that was untrue. i was wrong to not tell the truth. i apaleyes to usc for this action on my part. after shaw's admission, the head coach steve artesian said we are extremely disappointed if jordan. the let us all down. although this type of behavior is out of character for josh, it was unacceptable. within minutes, he was a world wide trend on 26th. most comments not so kind. josh shaw is a joke and does josh shaw even have a nephew? it turns out, he does, his name is carter. we caught up with he and his mom asia.
>> i support him 110%. >> the los angeles police department says shaw is named in a burglary investigation in the night in question but not listed as a suspect. witnesses at orsini apartments reported hearing screaming coming from the apartment where his girlfriend lives and reported a man who looks like shaw scaling down the courtyard balcony before running away. the disgraced defender side lined with a reputation for fiction. sources close to the police investigation tell nbc news detectives have not yet talked to shaw but they plan to. we reached out to shaw's new attorney for comment on the investigation with for the response. matt. >> jacob, thanks very much. >> and now to this morning's breaking celebrity fuse, brad pitt and angelina jolie have officially tied the knot. nbc's katie kerr is here. good morning. >> good morning.
after years of speculation of when and if the big day would ever come. brad and angelina finally got married. they kept it from us for nearly a week. from a surprise announcement from a spokesman to the super star couple. brad pitt and anythingly fa jolie were married in france this week. the private ceremony took place in a chapel on the french estates, which the couple has leased since 2008 and where they produce an award winning wine. according to spokesmen the couple's six children took part in the wedding with angelina walking down the aisle with her oldest sons and the girls threw pedals. hollywood's hottest pair arrived in malta on wednesday to be filming "private sea" which angelina wrote and will direct. it will mark the first time they reunite on screen since "mr. and mrs. smith." now after close to
ten years, there is no need for them to pretend to be married. they are. pitt actually took a break from filming today and traveled to england to propose his upcoming film "fury" he was flashing his wedding ring. it's no reason to be sad. none of us had a chance. >> what? we don't have a chance? >> he has been with her a long time. >> fen years? >> the reaction we all had to the flash of the ring. needless to say, people are online talking about this from they are. it was like the associated press tweeted this out. everyone stopped what they were doing and jumped on to "facebook" and twitter. we ended up with, did i walk away too soonl? >> no, it's like the punch line. >> too soon? yes, i dropped the ball on that.
everybody is talking about this on facebook and "people" magazine tweeted a picture of brad and anythingly fa saying congratulations to brad and anythingly fa who were married in a private ceremonies on saturday. congrats on those private ceremonies that nobody foes about. i think a lot of people can agree with that. there goes today's fuse cycle. i think. so you know, going forward, i think everyone really wants pictures. that's all we really want out of this. we want to see the pictures o. wedding day, pitt or it didn't happen. >> a favorite walk to the orange room ever. >> so, thank you. coming up, how can an airline survive when no one is buying tickets? the uncertain future facing malaysia air in the weak of those two tragedies. plus the father acquitted of killing the drunk driver who hit and killed his two young sons speaks out.
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you're watching "today in the bay." good morning, it's 7:26 i'm vicky wynn. a woman died this morning at the burning manifest value. she died after falling under a bus. it was carrying passengers at the time. the woman was not identified and it was not clear what made her fall. burning man organizers say they're working with the sheriff's office and they'll be providing more information when it becomes available. downtown san jose may feel safe they are morning after police took down a violent gang that targeted innocent people. they dubbed the gangs crew, it is spanish for snot nosed kid. police gave them the moniker because the suspects are between 11 and 17 years old. officers say the teens would walk up to unsuspecting people
and pinch and rob them. police ask people to walk in groups and keep a vigilant eye so they don't become victims. case there are more gang members out there. let's turn over to meteorologist christina loren who is standing by with a look at your forecast, good morning. >> good morning vicky, good morning to you at home. happy thursday, i want to start with a live picture of sunol. mostly clear already. already at 7:27, that bodes well far hot day ahead, but you can see as we face towards the east shore that we have plenty of low clouds. this is what it does look like in emeryville this morning. these low clouds are going to burn off quickly by about 9:00, 10:00 a.m. this morning. as a result, temperatures are going to be warm even right here in the city by the bay. quick clear, that is the weather story. 84 degrees on the south bay. getting hot out there on the east shore, 81 degrees out in the tri-valley, hotter, and 70 for san francisco. here's mike and the drive. looking over towards the east bay and the peninsula, 92,
the san mateo bridge has a slower drive over the last half hour. look at the maps, looking lighter south through iowaward, lighter around the bay. we tend to see that, north 880 is jammed up, word that a crash has cleared from the off-ramp. the distraction should be easier traffic slow. northbound slow from mountain view, there's a crash at ellis. back to you. >> okay. we will be back with a local news update for you in half hour. of course another check of your weather and traffic. what? you expect me to stay up there all day? [ car alarm chirps ] just like you, i love everything the golden state of california has to offer. so i stay golden by managing my energy use. energy upgrade california taught me how. learn to manage your energy at energyupgradeca.org
. we are being now at 7:30 on a thursday morning, 28th of august, 2014. that's ariana grande, of course, she has the number one album on itunes not only here in 80 countries right now. >> oh, wow. >> tomorrow on the "today" show she will show up live for a live concert. i will tell you, we are expecting a massive crowd. if you plan on coming to this show. you might want to rely on that for now. >> we have broadcast every page on nbc. >> oh my goodness. >> i love it.
we have a singoff coming up very soon. it's incredible. they will give it tear best. >> that's today. >> you do not want to miss this. meanwhile, let's take a look at what's making headlines. it will be another day of massive waves off the southern california coast. hurricane marie churns. it's attracting surfers. it also lets in hundreds of accidents. cristobal is causing dangerous rip currents on the east coast as well. >> the fbi and secret service are working together to investigate recent cyber attacks. according to a report. account information and data were stolen from at least five firms, including j.c. morgan chase. >> the holiday weekend rush is getting under way. aaa predicts more than 34 million americans will travel at least 50 miles from home for labor day. that is the highest in 60 years. a lot is going on. let's start with an emotional
end, an emotional trial in texas. a father acquitted of murdering the drunk driver that hit and killed his two young sons. good morning, janet. >> reporter: matt. good morning. to you. after a two-week trial the jerry came back in three hours with a no gil verdict. they say this was a crime of revenge committed by a devastated dad who just seen his two children die before his eyes. he and his wife broke down in tears after a jury found him not guilty of shooting the drunk driver who killed their 11 and 12-year-old sons. >> it's a lot of weight lifted off my back. i'm missing my sons, always and forever. >> reporter: from the start, there was little federal government evidence, for the gun or witnesses to the shooting along a rural road. the truck had run out of gas the boys were helping their dad push it. prosecutors argue he had an apparent motive t. grief and
rage of watching his children died after the truck was hit by the drunk driver. his attorney says investigators never looked for other possible suspects. >> they made up their mind on the scene that night. they never considered any oats potential lead. >> despite sympathy for him in the community and on social pedia they decided to defend his decision. >> we believe he committed this crime. we also foe the jury did not believe that beyond a reasonable doubt. we respect that. >> banda's family left court would comment. the realization after the verdict, no one is lying. >> it's a loss for everybody. not only did i losepy two children, i pray for my family. i pray for the family and the comfort. these parents lost a son, too. >> never the freedom of the
greatest of all loss, his children. with the trial reopened, two families who lost three people total had to be total. >> janet chandley on this sorry. thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from al. ♪ ♪ ♪. >> we have a lot going on in the mid-section of the country. a storm system starts to drag, warmer, more humid air up into parts of iowa and february neb. heavy showers and forms pushing on in. we got really storms that will be approaching severe later on today. thunderstorms, dangerous lightening. hail possible. gusty winds, you can't rule out isolated tornadoes into omaha. we have flash flood watches around warnings. why? because they have a lot of rain out there. we could be looking at anywhere from two to three upwards of
four inches of rain in the per hour. so that's because the massive flash flooding is if that area. west coast is fantastic. you have no rip currents if southern california. we are looking at a high in los angeles los angeles and the northeast. the gulf coast is looking good. a little system is getting 7:35, good thursday morning to you, one day away from that holiday weekend. and we're going see a nice weekend here in the bay area. getting a solid onshore flow this morning. low clouds pushing all the way through the delta, they'll burn off quickly. the temperatures will end up warm today. east shore 81, 81 for the peninsula. 84 today in the south bay. sew just about the same as yesterday. a degree or two warmer at best. for tomorrow, let's put your temperature back down to 85 degrees in the south bay. . >> and that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much.
the teacher of malaysia airlines appears to be up in the air in the waeblg of those two tragedies involving its planes. the serious disappearance of flight 370 in march and flight 17 over ukraine cheeyou kei rvr more. >> reporter: we found out the shares will be suspended tomorrowannounces layoffs. malaysia is already facing tough competition from cheaper airlines be every the year's two major tragedies, which left many passengers frightened. no lines for the index an hour-and-a-half before the flight. the seats at the gate empty. these are pictures seemingly showing no flights. >> do they tend to stay away? no airline has ever faced such
two disasters in a row with such mystery attached to them. >> reporter: the images of flight malaysia 17 sends a chill through the freak flying public. but first there was flight mh 370 in much. len that was month mh 17 crashed over ukraine, apparently sought down, camera crews are still waiting for the bodies of colleagues to be returned. now they face an uncertain future. one union leader told me. >> that took a toll on many of our people. now we are facing another big crisis. >> experts are predicting thousands of layoffs, even massive cancellations, there is talk a chief executive officer pay be replaced and orders the new aircraft could be cancelled. they plan to buy it back from shareholders. >> it gives them a much freer
hand. they can go and terminate staff. >> reporter: but a freak series of accidents, may be partly to blame. there were more people on board this flight. the family behind this tweet says, suggesting social pedia have increased the pressure on an already struggling airlines. >> and the continued confusion over hm 17 is not helping australian authorities now believe it turns south earlier than previously thought based on an attempted phone call after it vanished. let's have both mh 370 and mh 17. i to the it represented a stunning free consequenstu frequence of disasters. on trend, why would someone drive tear million dollar
range changes all across the country? >> reporter: good morning, matt. the shooting range is home to bullets and burgers, a remote tourist attraction outside las vegas after a fin-year-old girl accidentally killed an instructor operating an uzi. there is a debate, should kids so young be able shoot guns so powerful? to many, it's a shocking sight, a child hold d holding an all weapon. to some, it's responsible parenting. >> once you desensitize your kids and let them shoot enough, they're not going to be curious. >> reporter: the ceo of tactical firearms if texas. >> keep going. keep going. keep going. >> reporter: he teaches children to shoot guns starting at age five. >> people may criticize me, i guarantee, if something happens, i feel comfortable my son is alive. >> reporter: his son ian just
turned ten and usually he shoots all weapons, he did wednesday with his dad's close supervision. >> i think it's fun and it's more learning stuff. >> reporter: in most states, children can legally fire fully automatic guns at shooting ranges if their supervised. but that practice is being questioned after a fin-year-old girl accidentally killed an instructor at an arizona gun range. shelves firing an uzi at bullets and burgers. >> she's subopinion guns are designed for military purpose, children nine-years-old shouldn't shoot them even with suspicion. >> a man was killed. >> we loved him. everybody here, he has a dry sense of humor. >> they allow supervised kids as young as eight-years-old to shoot guns but plans to review its policies. >> it's a loss if we don't let any shoot. they're 1% of our business. >> reporter: states and local governments are ultimately responsible for regulating gun
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you're watching "today in the bay." well good morning everyone, 7:56 i'm scott mcgrew. two boys face burglary and animal cruelty charges after police say they ditched school and went on a crime spree. the boys reportedly broke into several houses in san jose's valley and in one home beat a dog to death with a golf club. they are eventually caught bay homeowner who held them until police got to the house. pg&e is trying to figure out how someone planninged to break into the met calf substation in san jose despite security upgrades. this is the same station hit by a sniper last year. investigatorings say the burglars stole some construction equipment. pg&e says its preliminary investigation suggests human error as the cause of the security breach even though the alarm did go off. well let's check your weather with christina. >> hey scott, good morning.
live picture of mt. hammilton, above 4,000 feet, you are above that marine layer. let me take you to the surface in emeryville. you can see a murky start here. it's not going to take long for the marine layer to burn off. temperatures will be warm as a result. 83 for the south bay. low 80s today on the east shore and the peninsula looking towards about 70 degrees in san francisco and 91 meanwhile for the north bay getting into your holiday weekend. temperatures are going to stay relatively steady. get showers and thought about that later. mike, the lighter build really kicked in now. the bay area seeing a big slow drive for much of your commute. northbound 101 jams up towards 237 having cleared at ellis. jams up because of that crash as well as another crash over at 880 and 237. 880 itself jammed up from hayward to downtown oakland, but the crash at 98th as cleared. expect that bay bridge to see more clouds, back to you. >> thanks. we'll have another local
♪ it's 8:00 on "today," coming up the nude tube. how naked television became the summer's hottest tv trend. plus how they knew it. >> why, hello, friends, so good to see you, phoebe and monica. >> good to see you, ross, but more importantly, how "you" doing? >> a surprise "friends" reunion with a twist. ♪ plus summer's it girl. ariana grande as we get set for tomorrow's big concert. her fans will face off in a sing-off hoping the snag precious vip tickets today thursday, august 28, 2014.
we flew from washington to see you. whoo! >> aloha from hawaii! >> hey, y'all, kentucky girls in new york. >> jersey shore girls rule! >> we're having a blast at the "today" show! we're back at 8:00 on a thursday morning. we've got an enormous crowd in the plaza this morning, for some reason a little amped up. it could be the 24-hour warning to tomorrow's big ariana grande concert out here. we've got some nice people. by the way, 24 hours from now, as we've already said, if you're going to come down tomorrow morning, please come early. there's going to be a massive crowd. we want everybody to get a good
place to stand. come here and be ready. >> be ready. by the way, to get ready for tomorrow's concert, 24 hours, let's take a look at how ariana grande became a pop princess. ariana grande started this week's mtv video music awards off with a bang. wowing the crowd. >> ariana grande! >> walking away with a moon man and cementing her place as this summer's it girl. she's been a mainstay in between hearts since her debut as cat valentine on nickelodeon's shows "victorious" and "sam & cat." since then she's crossed over and found her way to the top of the music charts. the 21-year-old vocal powerhouse has made it a grande summer by delivering three huge hits in
just a few short months. ♪ >> proving she's ready to take on the world and break free to new heights. arianna doesn't do anything small. with 17 million twitter followers, 20 million facebook fans and over 630 million youtube views. making her one of the hottest artists of this generation. her second album released this week called "my everything" is already a number one hit in over 80 countries on itunes and has been hailed as the most anticipated album of the summer. one thing is for sure, staying on top won't be one of her problems. >> it's going to be an enormous amount of fun tomorrow with a huge crowd, anticipation of the concert is building. so we have pulled a couple of ariana grande fans from our crowd for a friendly sing-off. but the prize is vip passes for
tomorrow's concert. we've got heather and page, mother and daughter team over on this team. we've got jaylen and dana who are friends on this side. are you ready to sing on national television. >> of course. >> yep. >> i think part of the enthusiasm will count, also. >> you've got to work it. >> for sure. >> let's get ready. you know the song. heather and page, you start it off. ♪ baby, you know i hate you. i want to love you ♪ ♪ even though i can't forgive you, i really want you ♪ ♪ tell me, tell me baby, >> wait, wait, wait. wait for the big verse. we want to think about this. let's talk this over? what do you think? >> you guys are great. we're not qualified.
we can't hold a tune. >> start with the "head in the clouds part." ♪ head in the clouds, got no weight on my shoulders ♪ ♪ got the weight on my shoulders ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> hi. >> wait a minute. she sounds just like ariana grande. >> ariana grande! and there are tears. >> you were a day early. >> i know. i came to surprise you. >> vip passes to tomorrow's concert. what are you going to do about that? >> i think you both should get vip passes, what do you think? >> you both want vip passes?
>> they're speechless. >> so cute. >> you all get vip passes. this is going to be the biggest show of the summer tomorrow. come on in here. >> you're a winner, too. >> how nice of you is it to come this morning. you've had quite a couple of days. you were at the vmas. how did that go? >> it was good. it was nerve-racking, but it was good. i'm really tired. i didn't sleep at all last night. i'm very excited to be here. i'm running on excitement. >> you sound amazing. >> you guys sounded good. not going to lie. that was pretty good. >> would you do them a favor, to sing the last line, can we do that together? >> it's kind of whispering. >> let's whisper together. >> everybody together. >> i got one less problem without you. i got one less problem without
you ♪ >> very nice. you all have one less problem. that's how to get vip passes for tomorrow. you're all winners. come down tomorrow. we'll have a great time. ariana, thank you so much. we appreciate it. the concert in our 8:30 half hour tomorrow. let's get a check of the morning's top stories from willie who is filling in fortunately. >> good morning again everyone. u.s. officials now believe a second american was killed fighting alongside isis militants in syria on sunday. they confirmed earlier a 33-year-old muslim convert from minnesota died in the same battle. officials fear as many as 100 americans may have joined isis or other militant groups in syria. meanwhile, the mother of american journalist steven sotloff posted a video on arabic media begging the group's leader to spare her son's life. president of ukraine said this morning russian forces have entered his country. he's called an emergency meeting of his security and defense
council. ukraine says a southeast border town has fallen under the control of russian forces fighting alongside pro-russian rebels. it says a russian vehicles are poised on the russian side of the border. russia denies sending troops into ukraine or arming rebel fighters. lifeguards in southern california have made more than 130 rescues in two days because of high surf and powerful rip tides caused by tropical storm marie still hundreds of miles away. waves as high as 25 feet are battering miles of sand barriers built to protect waterfront property. on the east coast, hurricane cristobal is generating dangerous waves from north carolina to new york. the fbi is investigating reports that hackers attacked jpmorgan and at least four other u.s. banks earlier this month. investigators say the hackers scooped up a large amount of customer and employee data. but officials haven't said if that included bank account or credit card numbers or account passwords. so far they say there's no sign the information has been used to
take money from any customer accounts. former child model who claimed he was sexually abused by x men director brian singer has dropped his lawsuit. michael eagan who is 31 accused singer of abusing singer of abusing him during trips to hawaii. eagan previously developed similar lawsuits against other entertainment industry figures. a wall street executive arrested on insider trading charges made a run for it this week when cnbc cameras caught him leaving a new york city courthouse. michael luke really was arrested at his home wearing tank top and flip-flops. they took him downtown. he left and left behind his flip-flops in the mad dash away from the cameras. he's pleaded not guilty. it's 8:09. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by nexium 24-hour
for frequent heartburn. now available without a prichings. we've got nice friends here. you've been here before -- were you here last year? >> a couple years ago. you spoke to the girls. >> beautiful daughters and handsome husband and even better looking this year. >> thank you. >> there you go. pick city today, wow, wcsh, portland, maine. they'll have rip currents to worry about today along the coast. but right into the weekend, looking good. temperatures nice and mild in the low 70s. heavy thunderstorms pushing through from nebraska into iowa. we're looking at that activity. a lot of heat continuing down from the south from texas into the southeast, gulf coast. hundreds in southern california, parts of the desert southwest. nice and mild. seattle today gorgeous day, sunshine, 76. rip currents continue from florida all the way up to new england today, also d 8:10 now.
good thursday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. lots of fog out there across the board this morning. it's going to burn off quickly, and as a result, we're not going to see a lot of sunshine, probably here in san francisco, until about 10:00 a.m., but you're going to get sun from 10:00 a.m., all the way until 7:00 p.m. a beautiful day shaping up for you in the city by the bay. as we head throughout the rest of the week, by friday, temperatures will stay pretty hot, 84 degrees, more of the same for tomorrow, just a degree or two cooler as we get into your weekend. i'm still on an ariana high. that was awesome. thank you, al. up next, a surprise "friends" reunion. where are ross, joey and chandler. also ahead, taking it off on television. why being naked has suddenly become the hottest thing on reality tv. do you have a command center at your home. martha stewart's key to getting the whole family organized as the new school year begins. first, these messages. [ male announcer ] nexium®, the purple pill, is now available
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8:15. time for what's trending today. first up this morning, prominent new york senator who said she's had to put up with sexist comments from some of her male colleagues. in her book "off the sidelines," kirsten gillibrand doesn't name names. she says one male senator told her in the gym, good thing you're working out, because you wouldn't want to get porky after she lost 50 pounds another senator said don't lose too much weight because i like my girls
chubby. gillibrand says that comment came from one of her favorite senators, by the way. she does defend some of them in some ways saying it might be a generational thing. she will be a live guest in our studio on september 9th. >> does she name names? that's what some people are saying. you put it out there and make peak speculate. when she says generational, you start thinking older and trying to narrow it down. should she call them out? >> still a boys club, 20 women out of 100 senators. >> can't wait do hear what she has to say. you guys know the car brand bu gatti, right? it's really expensive. don't feel bad if you don't. the cost is about a million dollars. that's why we probably don't know it. they are among the fastest cars in the world. one owner was devastated five years ago when a pelican distracted him, causing him to crash. is a that was his store richlt then authorities got a look at
this video. >> it shows the man speeding down a road and crashing into the water, not a pelican in sight. police learned about the $2 million insurance policy he had taken out on the car. they also noticed on the video the brake lights don't turn on before the crash. on tuesday the owner pled guilty to one count of wire mail fraud. it he could get up to 20 years in prison a. long way to go. play the powerball or something. >> he was driving the car? >> he was driving the car. >> a really dangerous way to get insurance money. you don't know how deep that lake is. >> and if you have a million dollars to buy the car, why do you need to crash the car. >> maybe overextended. >> the good news is now he's making license plates. anyway, the tv reunion fans of "friends" have been waiting for,
or is it? >> why, hello, friends, so good to see you, phoebe and monica. >> good to see you, ross, but more importantly, how "you" doin? that's joe's catch phrase, why am i saying it? >> because i wrote the script and there is no joey anymore. >> jimmy kimmel surprising everybody for bringing the ladies of "friends" together for a strange reunion. fans have another way to celebrate, a replica of the central perk coffee shop is coming to new york starting next month. you can get coffee and even meet everyone's favorite barista, gunther. >> that's great, because there's no coffee shops in new york now. >> we need more coffee shops. >> that is what's trending today. next, television's hottest new trend, but you won't see
back at 8:19. you've heard the saying less is more. that saying seems to ring true for reality tv these days. today's jenna wolfe is here with a revealing report. >> let's get naked tamron. no. a terrible way to start that. i'm sorry. it may not be for everyone, but like it or not, there is no denying that nude is the new black for many of today's
reality show stars. if you were to combine all the housewives of orange county, new jersey, atlanta, new york, beverly hills and miami together into one big feuding pile of hair and makeup, it still wouldn't be enough to shock today's unshockable reality tv fans. even a little boo-boo doesn't cut it anymore. so what are tv execs left to do when reality isn't enough? >> oh, my god. >> get naked. i really like how open it is. >> for most people being naked in public would be an absolute nightmare. but for more and more reality show contestants, it's really just another day at the office. wait, you didn't think -- no. of course not. >> two strangers. one man and one woman -- >> discovery survivalist show "naked and afraid" leading the trend. >> i'm not scared. i'm absolutely terrified. >> holy, crap, jackie. >> reporter: for real estate
enthusiasts "buying naked" a real estate show where buyers are in the buff. >> oh, wow, look at that. >> reporter: the sci-fi network opened up "naked vegas." and vh1's "dating naked." >> for a television executive it's a no-brainer. these shows are cheap, quick to produce, easy. guess what? you don't have to worry about wardrobes. >> reporter: the numbers suggest the concept is working with more than 4 million viewers, "naked and afraid" was discovery's most watched series ever. it's a social experiment. before potential mates bare their souls, they bare everything else. >> this is an anthropological study. a social experiment, la, la, la. no, this is about ratings,
people, pure and simple. >> reporter: as expected, not everyone is on board. >> leave something to the imagination. >> reporter: one con ses tant showed the show's creators in a $10 million lawsuit when she was shown completely nude without the promised blur, a serious risk when you're baring it all for tv. for other contestants, the experience was much more positive. >> so empowering. changed me in a really great way. >> reporter: say what you will about naked dating shows, for the most part this one seems to be working. six of the original couples paired off, one couple choosing to say "i do" in a very, very naked wedding ceremony. >> going to be the first wedding i've been to where the braids maids aren't complaining about their decades. >> reporter: you might trade these back to the godfather of naked reality. >> why aren't i getting
loyalties. >> reporter: survivor season one winner richard hatch. he's not unhappy about that. >> we as a society, as humans are learning more about ourselves and learning that it's a body. the facade is slipping away too slowly. but it is slipping a little bit. >> reporter: in terms of naked reality tv, today may be dating shows. tomorrow -- >> naked at the ball. >> naked ballet guys. >> i would be appalled if i had to see the "today" show with all the anchors naked. >> whoa! >> didn't see that coming? >> do you know how hard it was to get all these guys naked for that one shot? it was like 2 1/2 weeks of scheduling. >> do you watch the shows? >> i watch "naked and afraid," obsessed with it. i am obsessed with survivalist shows. a lot of these guys said they
were more comfortable if you're both starting on the same slate, you're both tately naked, get rid of the awkwardness. ten times out of ten i would take the awkwardness. >> and bug bites. >> we posted on our facebook page, if people thought it was appropriate, if they thought it was inappropriate. 90% said inappropriate. but there's a lot of people watching. i think it's more of a guilty pleasure. >> who are the 4%? >> you're one of them. >> i knew their bodition, not their names. martha stewart's trip forgetting organized now that a new school year has arrived. first, your local news and weather. how to have a command cen
good morning. it's 8:26. i'm vicky nguyen. a busy stretch of 280 is shutting down for safety upgrades. starting at 2:00 this afternoon, cal strtrans will close the northbound routes of 280. northbound traffic on 280 will be detoured on to highway 101. the road will stay closed through the holiday weekend, so that crews can replace two bridge hinges. caltrans says everything should be back opened by 5:00 tuesday morning. let's take it over to mike inouye, who has a look at the rest of your bay area weather. >> closes today at 2:00 p.m. you can still skedaddle if you really want to hit that section of roadway.
northbound 101 approaching 680 and passing towards 880, once you pass the airport, you're looking a little better. that's recovery for some parts of the south bay. still very slow in other parts. getting down here, a tough drive southbound 880 from the fremont and dakota area into mission boulevard and northbound from fremont up into towards oakland, it's jammed, speeds in the 20s. that's a tough drive. the peninsula side of palo alto shows a slower drive through san mateo and palo alto and tough getting off the san mateo bridge, vicky. >> and another local news update in half an hour. for now, back to the "today" show. what? you expect me to stay up there all day?
we're back at 8:30 on a thursday morning, 28th day of august, 2014. chance to say hi to some of our crowd gathered here in the plaza. we've already had a surprise visit from ariana grande. we can't wait for her return tomorrow morning. big concert in our 8:30 half hour. lots of people excited about that. meanwhile, coming up, martha is back. martha stewart is back with more of her back-to-school ideas. this morning very creative ways
to get your kids organized as they head back to school. >> excellent. we're also excited about what's coming up next week on "today," we're calling it "viva today" as we head into national hispanic heritage month. all month long we'll celebrate with our colleagues at telemundo. our rich hispanic culture, plus joined by special guest hosts and have surprise appearances as well? >> we look forward to that. meanwhile, check this out. this is jiff, the fastest dog on two paws. according to the folks at guinness world records that is the fastest dog on two paws. he'll be here live in our studio along with other record breaking pets on september 10th for the release of the guinness world record's 60th anniversary. i'm checking this out so you can keep watching the video. >> this is the cutest thing i've ever seen, the tongue out. >> that's a little person in a suit. that's unbelievable. let's get a check of the weather.
do it if you will, on your hands. >> i don't think i can do that. that dog walks faster than i do. it's amazing. let's check out your weather. see what we have for your labor day weekend. wet weather from the gulf all the way up into the great lakes on saturday. western plains, pacific northwest as well. sunday, sunday! we are looking for wet weather making its way into new england, also the southeast, gulf coast as well. a risk of strong storms, upper mississippi river valley, western third of the country looking spectacular. then on labor day, we've got wet weather around the great lakes into the mid-atlantic states and the northeast ahead of the showers and thunderstorms again out west. gorgeous weather with the exception of the puget sound and pacific northwest. that's what's goin 8:32. good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look from high atop mt. hamilton, overlooking those low clouds over the santa clara valley. this is what it looks like right at the surface in san jose, and these low clouds are fading fast. as a result, it's going to be warm as our natural ac is
thwarted for today. temperatures work like this. we'll hit the mid-80s in the south bay, 81 on the peninsula, 81 for the east shore 70 in san francisco. tri-vall tr tri-valley looks good. from, young man? >> new jersey. >> all the way from jersey. what's your name? >> andy hartman. >> andy hartman there from new jersey. >> andy from new jersey. >> way to go, andy. mr. roker, thank you very much. well, now to a woman who's about to complete a remarkable mission, performing our national anthem in all 50 states. here is nbc's hallie jackson. ♪ o say can you see >> reporter: janine stang has sung this song so many times -- ♪ what so proudly we hailed
>> reporter: -- she could do it in her sleep. >> people call me at 2:00 in the morning and i will sing it to you without any problem, i promise. >> reporter: she's belted it out at madison square garden. ♪ and the rocket's red glare." >> reporter: and in wallace, idaho. >> the entire town showed up, all 900 of them. >> reporter: from florida to alaska, 49 states in all so far. where did the idea come from? how did you think, hey, let me do this? >> i love our military. i'm always a big supporter of people who embody the meaning of the national anthem. i thought it was a good fit. >> reporter: that's why stang is on a mission to take the anthem national, to thank the people who protect the star spangled banner and the freedom it represents. instead of giving autographs after her performances, she asks her audience to do the signing. over the last two years stang has collected hundreds of thank you notes from members of the military. >> they don't know us personally, but they'll do it because they love this country, they love the people they're fighting with and what they're fighting for and their families.
i just think that's so amazing. >> reporter: tonight she'll sing the national anthem in tennessee, her 50th and final state. but there's still one more stop on her journey, fort mchenry in baltimore on september 14th. that's where 200 years ago francis scott key wrote the lyrics we all still know by heart. ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ >> it's the only song for 90 seconds, no matter who you voted for, no matter what team you want to win, no matter what's going on, we're all as one. i think there's power in that moment. we are one nation. we have one song and this is our song. ♪ o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ >> reporter: for "today," hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. >> that's very cool.
>> yeah, isn't that amazing. i love that. meanwhile, up next, martha stewart's command center. do you have one at home every family needs to create but first this is "today" on nbc. safeway understands you got to make every dollar count these days. that's why they have lots of ways for you to save. real big club card deals, the safeway app and gas rewards. time for a holiday get together. fresh sweet corn is 5 for just $1.00.
>> announcer: back to school with martha is brought to you by macy's. it is day two of our special series "back to school with martha." getting your family back into the daily grind can be chaotic. martha is here with great organizing ideas from the pages of "martha stewart living." martha, welcome back, good morning. >> hi. there's lots to do before school starts. >> we talked yesterday about how it can be a shock to the system. you think organization is the key. >> well, i think it helps a lot. and we start off with these little caddies. these cubbies are great and inside are caddies for each
child. >> this is your command center. you think every parent should set one of these up in their home. it doesn't have to be as big and elaborate as the one we have here. >> someplace where you can put things on the wall, have little cubbies like this. so the children when they come home from school can unpack their backpacks. >> they know exactly where things go. >> you can wash out the backpacks from the crumbs and spilled yogurt and everything. their homework should be put here so you and they know -- >> these folders are as much for you as they are for the kids. >> right. >> this is just a pot cupboard rack. make sure you have staplers and tape and all colors of pens and at the end of the week, if the child has brought home some amazing artwork, you can save it in folders like this. children love to see their work all preserved like that. >> at the heart of your command center, martha, is your new go-to tool.
you love the label maker. >> oh, my god. >> is the glue gun on the outs now? >> no, they're still useful for crafts. you can go crazy with your label makers. label everything, right? i made a couple for you, matt, do not forget. put these all over you. >> good, because i forget a lot. >> label makers are essential because you can do -- they're removable but permanent removable. >> talk to me about the boards back here. >> these are just pin boards made out of cork. you can buy these inexpensively at the store. these are painted. we painted them so they look nice. these are magnetic boards. you use the dry erase here and you can also affix things with the magnets. >> you've got the calendar up there. menus. >> this is for the kids, jack and lucy have their own boards. this is for me. i can keep my menus, remind myself to do all these things, send present to brad and angelina. >> good. you'll have to do that. these are really inexpensive and you can spruce them up.
somehow me how you do that. >> so, these are these -- i love pin boards like this. just use a primer paint, which is also a final coat and just paint -- you can do the frame if you want or just do the whole cork board itself. it looks great. you can color coordinate this with your home, too, if you have white walls and white is good. for children's rooms, you can paint it a different color. they work very, very nicely. but you can also do the framing. >> and now, you mentioned art projects. my kids bring home artwork almost every day. the question is what do you do with it? >> this is a very nice little setup. just a string like this with a loop on the end on a pin-up wall. do you have pin-up walls in your house? >> no, we don't. the kids turn them in to pin-up walls, but they're not meant to be. >> you can put -- even in the woodwork, a few little pins like
that and a string and very nice, you can use this. then they know that you're paying attention to what they're doing and you're also displaying their handiwork. >> but it's also good because there's a certain amount of space, and when you fill that up, it's probably time to take that and store it in folders and get ready for the next wave. >> is that this way or that way? >> oh, come on, that is a tree. >> i have to learn this all again now that i have grandchildren. >> all of this should be part of your command center. as we mentioned, come on back over here, we tend to do things on our show in a larger way to show the full scale of your ideas. if you're home and you've got a closet or place by a back hall, you can do this. budgetwise, you don't have spend a ton of money. >> inexpensive. what's your go-to most important organizational tool? do you have one? >> not really. we like the label maker at home. we're not crafty at home. that's why i have you as a friend.
>> okay. well, i want to make sure that your kids have everything that they need, okay? >> you'll let me go through here and do home shopping. >> maybe we'll send you a package. >> a care package. i love it. martha will be back with dyi fashion ideas as your kids head back to school. up next, a creative program teaching kids to work with their hands and keep their heads above water. but first, on a thursday morning, this is "today" on nbc. ♪ ♪ ♪ i gotta have that bag. italian leather?
♪ oh, yeah [ whistling ] [ male announcer ] discover your new orleans. start exploring at followyournola.com. [ woman ] and i love new orleans! ♪ back now at 8:45 with an after school program that teaches kids how to build boats by hand. it's passing on valuable life lessons in the process. national correspondent craig melvin is here with more. craig, good morning. >> good morning, guys. the program is called "rocking the boat." and it's featured in the latest issue of "popular mechanics." helping to transform a community and change lives. for many of the students who
show up at this dusty warehouse-turned-workshop, this is the way out. sawing, chiseling, sanding, painting and bringing wood to life. >> i like to write up the blog. i didn't know the place was here at first. i been here my whole life. >> reporter: here is the south bronx where steven and 200 or so other teenagers spent hours after school learning how to build boats. >> i told my grandpa how i wanted to do this program. he was like, good, because you break things all the time, so you should learn how to build something. >> reporter: the program is vision of executive director adam green, 20 years ago on a break from college, a teacher buddy asked if he would help students build a dinghy, even though he had never done anything like it. >> to see the impacts in kid's eyes and the learning that they went through actually putting into practice some of the things they had been taught in school, but never knew the purpose of, was thrilling.
>> reporter: soon after, rocking the boat was born. the idea, to use woodworking, math, even engineering to bring sometimes stodgy school lessons to life in a place where life is hard. >> no one from the bronx. >> reporter: and not just the bronx, hunts point, barely three miles away from manhattan, but it could not be farther away. the child poverty rate here is the highest in america. a third of the families somehow manage to live on less than $15,000 a year. and it's as poor as it is dangerous. 67th out of 69 new york neighborhoods in crime. >> my building is horrible, a bunch of drug addicts, drug dealers and stuff. >> we realize there's no way we can really help these kids overcome the challenges they have in their communities, in their lives and families, if we don't have social work support. >> reporter: so brought in social workers, added job skills training and over the years, has
watched his idea build so much more than boats. >> my personality went from shy kid, not wanting to talk to anybody, to a kid that wants to be all over the place, wants to get to know everybody. >> you come to a place where you can express the worries so you can get through them together and you're not alone. >> reporter: since the program started, students have built about 50 boats here, a place that doesn't just anchor their lives but helps them set sail for a new course. >> i'm going to queens college in two days. rocking the boat definitely made that dream a bigger reality. >> that's what this whole program is about, teamwork. it shows you potential. yeah, it's awesome. >> rocking the boat keeps all the boats that the students build and use those boats in their programs. in hunts point, 35%, that's the on time graduation rate. in this particular program, 100%.
kitchen, an experience she says changed her life. >> i posted a picture of me in my kitchen. immediately after i posted it, i started getting suggestions from people about how i could update my kitchen to make it better, and i started feeling kind of deflated and down about it, like maybe it was shabby and maybe my kitchen wasn't good enough. i took a breath and remembered that i really don't need different things, i need different eyes to see the things i already have. i call this perspectables. when you get rid of the discontent by putting on a fresh perspective. so i promised myself i would come into my kitchen the next morning with my perspectables on
see my kitchen with gratitude. this is a corner that people suggested should be more organized. every time i look at this corner i feel gratitude. they go to an amazing school. this is my refrigerator. it is full of healthy food that i get to feed my children. i know there are mothers everywhere to be able to fill their refrigerators with healthy food. this is a water faucet and when you turn it on, clean drinking water comes out. one in nine people in the world have clean drinking water, but my family has it every single time we turn on this faucet. this one makes me emotional. this is my medicine cabinet. mine is filled with vitamins because everyone in my family is healthy. hallelujah and amen. i'm tired of the competition with kitchens, bathrooms, cars, clothes and even our precious children. i vow today to be more grateful for what i have and not what i would like to have. paying attention to how we feel and telling ourselves over and over again this is enough, this
is my miracle meant for me. >> that was glennon doyle melton in her own words. you can read more of her reflections in her best-selling book "carry on, warrior, the power of embracing your messy, beautiful life." >> my house is very messy right now. >> is it? >> don't put pictures up. >> we always have gratitude for our good friend mr. willard scott and his birthday wishes. today no exception. willard? >> hey what a good looking gang up there. you all are beautiful. happy birthday from smuckers and ruth arston is from baltimore, maryland. how about that? she is 103 years old. bless her heart. she loves to play the slot machines.
edward nevin jr. 100 years old today in mill valley, california. he's the oldest living retired san francisco police. this is another winner, dan hotaling from inverness, florida. has a fabulous sense of humor. you tell him a joke, he'll laugh for two days. he is 100 years old today. helen holt is 101. she is from washington, d.c., city of presidents, by george. we wish her a very happy birthday. that's the birthday time. now to the wonderful team up there in the big apple where everybody is happy. gang, god bless. >> thank you very much. what do you have coming up in the next hour? more on the big news. >> that you reported a few minutes ago. brad and angelina married, america. >> it's official. we're hearing from the spokesperson. >> registered at ikea. >> can you see brad in there assembling. >> he's got the allen wrench and is swearing like the rest of us.
well, good morning, everyone. 8:56. i'm scott mcgrew. b.a.r.t. police will unveil a new safety app this morning. this comes after riders have been asking for a safe, discreet way to communicate with b.a.r.t. officers when they're on a train or in a station. this free app will allow riders to report crimes or suspicious activities while on b.a.r.t. let's get a check of your weather with christina. >> hey, scott, good morning to you. we have a good-looking day
shaping up, after we get rid of all this fog in san francisco. you're on your way to about 70 degrees. but it's going to take probably another hour, hour and a half. that fog is burning off quickly. 91 in the north bay. just about clear here in the south bay at 85 degrees. getting into your holiday weekend, temperatures will be comfortable but it will be more humid around here.
>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, august 28, 2014. along with al roker, tamron hall. natalie off this week. we have big news. how is everybody feeling? >> feeling okay. >> ready for this? everyone ready. brad pitt and angelina jolie are married. >> what? >> say that again. >> brad pitt and angelina jolie are married. >> yes! >> a spokesperson telling the associated press the two were married in france on saturday. they've been together for more
than nine years, met on the set of "mr. and mrs. smith," engaged in 2012. >> i like the band for the wedding. >> they have six children together. this is brad's second marriage, angelina's third. it feels like they've been married for a decade now. >> a terrific couple. >> they're great. this feels like a formality. good for them. congratulations. >> i hope this means there will be a sequel to "mr. and mrs. smith." i love that movie. >> brad pitt had an interview not long ago that said their children wanted them to get married. >> really? good for them. >> all that beauty in one house. >> i'm going to watch "seven" tonight. >> that's so scary. why would you bring that up? >> talking about brad pitt movies we're going to watch? >> no. laura croft, something a little more fun.
>> "kung fu panda." >> i'll watch that with the kids. >> congratulations, brad and angelina. >> they're coming on the show. >> i just -- your velveeta and nachos. she puts velveeta on her nachos. >> as most of america does. >> i love velveeta. i am more prone to use cheddar. >> cheddar doesn't melt better. >> what did you say when i said it the first time? i have no problem with that. >> what did he say, willie? >> i don't remember. >> natalie, can you please come back. >> she's the brad of your angelina. >> he said you should buy better cheddar with his thurston howell
iii voice. >> that's right, and bring dijon mustard. a little thing i learned on the vmas, deejay mustard, the hot deejay out there, his first name is dijon. he has a hot album out and he was at the vmas. >> interesting. yesterday this woman tweeted me, are you drunk, get it together? i wrote back to her, not yet, got it together. let's see you do that to him. >> let me say one last thing. when you're making nachos, layer the stuff. >> i like it all up front when they bring it out to you. >> when we have nachos, two separate platters. she wants everything on top. i like it spread -- every time you get down a little further, there's more cheese and more
cheese. >> like opening a new present every time. >> we are so hungry. >> when we suggest we start the show off like ordering a dish, a different thing every day. i have a better idea, i think. >> do you know what that sound is? that's the sound of our friend christine slamming her head on the door in the control room. >> christine will like this. we should have a con tft. viewers send in your best app recipes. i, along with our staff will make them and bring them up every day. i'm willing to get up a littleierier to see if i can make your meal and bring it out. >> let me ask zach, our stage manager, are we still on the air? >> no. the executive canceled the show three minutes ago. sad story. let's talk about what's coming up tomorrow.
ariana grande is here. >> are you bringing kids? >> yes, they're coming in. the plaza is going to be whacked for her. she's coming off the vmas. won a moon man. her second alum "my everything" already number one in over 80 countries. a lit surgical prize to get the fans going. brought out these two sets of fans, four singing her song. >> a sing-off. >> they didn't know one important thing. >> check it out. ♪ head in the clouds, got my weight on my shoulders ♪ ♪ got the weight on my shoulders ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ and realize that i've got >> hi. >> arianna surprising her fans, all the contestants you're seeing got vip passes courtesy
of ariana grande handing those out for the concert on the plaza. >> can we just have a moment to appreciate her voice? she walked out onto the plaza, through the little rotating, roundy things doors. >> she's got mariah range up top. she goes up there. >> she does. it was perfection when she walked out there. >> come on down tomorrow, check out the concert. get there early. >> they are already lining up. >> they're out there. of course, we're going into the labor day weekend. last unofficial -- the unofficial end to summer. this is really unprecedented, where we have two, not one but two tropical entities on each coast. one on each coast that's causing massive problems as far as the beaches are concerned, especially out west. we've got marie that is just -- has been a monster storm, now a tropical storm. it has created waves of 25 feet
or more. we haven't seen this for over 20 years. unfortunately two people have been killed on the west coast. here on the east coast, we've got cristobal moving away. we have rip current warnings from miami all the way up to new england. we've had two people killed on this coast, and it's really, really dangerous. people, there are red flag warnings. they're up for a reason. if there are red flag warnings on your beach, do not go in the there's not a lifeguard. >> we reported earlier one beach in california made 130 saves in two days. that's the conditions out there. please be careful as you have fun on the beach this weekend. let's talk about a different story. the arrival of a new baby, big deal obviously. one little boy in a clip going around not so happy he's going to be a big brother once again. >> i'm pregnant. >> what were you thinking?
why you get another baby? you just have two. this is exasperating because you just got two. why do you want to get another baby and replace one of your babies? that's too much. >> baby, we will never replace you and amaya. you're just going to have another brother or sister that you have to take care of, help take care of. >> that doesn't make no sense. [ laughter ]. >> that's the phrase -- that doesn't make no sense! >> that's exasperating. his name is tre. write down his name. he's going to be a star. his mother is telling tre and his sister amaya.
>> did you see the passion? he is not having it it. >> he wants another vote. >> what were you thinking? why you have to just get another baby? you just have two. >> you got two. >> why do you -- this is exasperating. >> oh, my gosh! you're the best. >> i love it with the one tooth missing in the car seat talking trash. >> tre, we love you. >> so long since we've had a rodney allen rippey. >> that's a star. >> we got to get tre. ellen will steal him. we got to make a move on him. please, please. >> mom, come on. we need you and your kids to come down here. it will be fantastic. >> we'll baby-sit -- >> tamron will baby-sit.
>> actually we all will. >> unless tre can make a margarita -- >> i'll introduce amaya to american girl. >> she's going to make tre some great nachos. >> tre will be like, velveeta is exasperating. >> velveeta, this don't make no sense. >> this don't make no sense, woman. please let tre visit us. >> mom, mom, mom, mom, mom. >> if you're in the back seat right now, i'm going -- don't make me turn this car around. >> who wore it best? our pal tamron is in us weekly, who wore it best? i'm going to go right now, tamron wore it best. >> wearing the same dress as mel b, princess beatrice, marisa
tomei. >> i got last place. >> we love our mel b. tamron is our girl. >> tamron got 12%. >> i want a recount. that don't make no sense. >> listen, go back to the picture here. look at mel b's body in this picture. who can compete with this. you know it's bad when your mother, my mother, mary and erica, my best friend/cousin said, yeah, i got to give it to mel b. really? >> we love mel b on this program. but you take a back seat to no one. >> well, that's nice. but i'm willing to admit when i've been defeated. mel b, you brought it. you brought it. >> an honor just to be nominated. >> you're in "us weekly," that's not so shabby. >> what? i got 12%. >> that's not fair. >> what happened?
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and you can see, we've got plenty of low clouds, still lingering at this hour, but they're burning off fast. in fact, we're going to cut off that onshore flow right at the immediate coast for today. otherwise, a nice, sunny day coming your way, all across the board. quick clearing for today, before lunchtime, mostly sunny and 85 degrees in the south bay. you'll hit about 70 degrees for today in san francisco. 91 in the north bay. as we get into your holiday weekend, staying just about level. up next, two-time emmy winner patricia carson shows off a wild side "last weekend" and she'll let loose with us. i don't know what that means. >> there's the beginning of i don't know what that means. >> there's the beginning of letting loose there. it's the yoplait greek taste-off and we're asking this sports town which blueberry greek yogurt is their champion. a tastes better. it's yoplait! i knew it! do you want to see which one yoplait greek beat? chobani. hoorah! yoplait greek wins again. take the taste-off for yourself. we are the solis family.
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i am not on twitter. >> this is an historic morning. >> yes, you are my first selfie. >> i am honored. >> i know. i'm beside myself. >> you never forget your first. >> never. >> with her signature sultry voice, actress patricia clarkson has appeared in over 60 tv shows and films. she played a mother to mila kunis in "friends with benefits" "the green mile" and also sarah in hbo's "six feet under." >> her role in "pieces of april" that earned her an oscar nomination in 2003. what a great performance. in the new film, patricia plays a somewhat neurotic and judgmental mom who brings the family together at their summer home. >> when an eclectic group of houseguests joins them, tensions start to rise. take a look. >> blake doesn't drink alcohol,
so don't offer her any wine. >> she doesn't like to drink? >> she's a recovering alcoholic and addict, she can't drink. >> not even one glass? what a shame. oh, a drug addict, imagine. >> okay, mom, you don't have to make a big deal out of it. >> does everyone have enough wine? drink up while you can. >> mom. >> that's like my mom. >> patricia is with us. we need to hang out with you every day. this character we fell in love with. i see a little of you in her, that little twinkle. does that describe you? >> a little of me, yes. not the wealth and the fancy house, but, yes, celia is a great character. she's dysfunctional, unfortunately. but that's where the tension and the drama and the comedy come from. she's a woman who has had everything and still i think
realizes she is longing for love of her children. it's a funny, witty, complicated film, but it takes you on i think a great journey, great journey. >> you got so many of these youngsters is the word -- >> the youngsters. >> -- in a film like this. >> i'm always acting with young people, always. >> help keep you younger? >> i don't know. does it? >> you look good, but do they look to you for advice? >> yes, of course they look to me, and i say don't look. look away. look somewhere else. >> avert your eyes. >> i'm just going to be here in the corner, yes. no, i'm thrilled. i played a lot of fabulous, beautiful youngsters' mothers. played a lot of mothers. they're incredibly talented. there's a beautiful group of young actors in this film. up and coming and hot, hot, hot. >> you talk about the
youngsters. a lot of people got to know you who didn't know you from your film "younger people" from a little video you did with andy samberg. you can't really get into the lyrics called "mother lover." justin timberlake and adam samberg. >> that was my line. >> what kind of phone call was that, hey, we want you to play this -- i won't use the term. >> yes, i got that phone call. at first i said do i keep my clothes on? and what else do i do with these young men? not that i'm not up for it. >> okay. >> wow! >> but anyway. >> i think we'll leave it there. patricia clarkson, thank you so much. "last weekend" hitting theaters tomorrow. and available on video on demand. >> a really good film. great to see you. >> thank you so much. coming up, all the news you
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first ever human trials of an ebola vaccine. it has shown promise in animal studies. the clinical trial was supposed to begin late they are fall. work has been accelerated in response to the unprecedented ebola outbreak in western africa. this morning the world health organization warned the outbreak could exceed 20,000 cases. that's six times as many as doctors currently know about. soccer joined the growing league debate over head injuries on wednesday after fifa and some of the sports' governing bodies were the target of a lawsuit seeking safety rules such as seeking headers for children. the lawsuit was filed in federal court in san francisco. the nfl and ncaa have faced similar lawsuits. it's only thursday, but for many labor day weekend travelers, it's get-away day. aaa predicts nearly 35 million americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend, most of them out on the roads. returning a lightning fast serve was the least of carolyn wozniacki's worries. wednesday at the u.s. open.
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good thursday morning. it is 9:26. i'm vicky nguyen. the d.a. has dropped charges against the bay area mother accused of attacking her daughter's alleged bully at school. this video from court just into our newsroom. delia garcia bratcher was arrested in may after investigators say she went to olivette elementary in santa rosa and grabbed a 12-year-old boy by the throat. she has been back in court several times and in each instance, prosecutors had asked for more time to consider the case against her. well, today they decided they did not have enough evidence to try garcia-bratcher. her attorney says she confronted the boy, but that she never touched him. downtown san jose may feel safer this morning after police took down a violent gang that
targeted innocent people. they dubbed the gang the los moqosos crew. that's spanish slang for snot-nosed kids. officers say they were between 11 and 12 years old. they would walk up to unsuspecting people in the downtown area and punch and rob them. police are asking people to walk in groups and keep a vigilant eye so they don't become victims, in case there are more of these wildling gangs out there. is there an elk in your bed?
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peninsula. here's mike and your drive. >> thought that was compressional heating. >> the bay area, still experiencing some delays. right now, systemwide, 10 to 15 minutes, a medical emergency at 24th street station. we have the bay bridge, where we have less of a delay, because there's a lighter flow of traffic. look at oakland, 880 northbound, still slow at the coliseum, recovering after a really tough drive the last 45 minutes, around the bay getting better, still slow south 880 through fremont and north 101 through san jose, vicky. >> thanks, mike. keep it right here on nbc bay area news. another local news update for you in half an hour. have a good morning. safeway understands you got to make every dollar count these days. that's why they have lots of ways for you to save. real big club card deals, the safeway app and gas rewards. time for a holiday get together. fresh sweet corn is 5 for just $1.00. grill up rancher's reserve ribeye steaks for only $7.99 a pound. and nabisco snack crackers are just $1.89.
there's more savings to love... at safeway. ingredients for life. welcome back to "today" on thursday morning. there's a reason we're playing that song. i'm willie along with al and tamron. natalie has the week off. >> how did you resist that. >> ♪ deep in the heart of texas ♪ ♪ >> a lot of questions, will there be a reunion of "friends." jimmy kimmel may have gotten us us closer. jennifer anniston was on kimmel for his new movie "life of crime." kimmel had an exact replica made of monica's apartment. they read a scene written by
jimmy. >> rachel, you seem upset. >> yes, rachel, cheer up. it's like we always say, so no one told you life was going to be this way? >> are you really, really -- your job is a joke, you're broke, your love life is doa. >> don't do this. >> but it's like you're always stuck in second gear. >> when it hasn't been your day, your week, your month or even your year. but -- >> i'll be there for you. >> thank you, rachel. and that's why we're all friends. >> they're thrilled reading that script, weren't they? >> the nuance. >> but i have to be this person. they look amazing. >> i know. kimmel looks great.
>> he actually does look great. >> hasn't aged at all. did you look at the women? they look exactly like -- >> it is amazing. it's not fair. incredible. >> not fair? >> they don't age, the "friends" ladies. >> we should institute a study on what's going on there. >> what they're putting in the water. >> kimmel, too. >> how good was me on the emmys? >> the mcconaughey bit was incredible. >> let's look at the weather. >> i'm still thinking about jimmy kimmel. >> do you have a bromance with kimmel? >> do you have room for another one. >> this heart is not limited -- it's after ever-expanding vessel. that doesn't sound right either. let's look at your weekend for labor day. some showers in the pacific northwest. wet weather, great lakes into the gulf coast.
east coast looking good. sunny skies into southwest. sunday, sunday! more wet weather from new england down to the gulf coast. risk of strong storms in the upper mississippi river valley. as we get into labor day, hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms in the northeast. rain from the mid atlantic into the gulf coast and more beautiful weather out west with good morning to you. 9:33 now. plenty of low clouds continuing to move in. that onshore flow, though, getting cut off right around the inner bay for us. that means we are going to see quick clearing as our temperatures start to climb today, by about lunchtime. probably the time you'll want to seek ac or shade. 85 in the south bay, 70 for san francisco and 91 in the north bay. our days are getting shorter as we transition into fall and for the unofficial end of summer, looking good for your labor day weekend.
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give these kids the confidence they need. >> today the kids are getting pampered with fresh haircuts, new school supplies and that perfect back-to-school outfit. >> i feel like -- >> i think it's important that you don't feel left out, that you can feel form normal and have a chance to feel like you belong with others. they might not know what you've been through. >> this event means a great deal to me. i'm a single mom. it's hard raising two kids on my own. haircuts alone cost a lot of money. back-to-school supplies, clothes -- >> what was your favorite part about today. >> getting my skirt. >> my favorite part of today was getting my hair cut. >> the inspiration stems from shannon's own child hoods.
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tonig tonight. >> you know what that means, tailgating! >> here is kimberly whitman, the editor at large of southern living magazine where they know how to throw a tailgate. kimberly, good to see you. >> great to see you, too. >> full disclosure, kimberly is a dallas cowboys fan. >> i am, a huge dallas cowboys fan. >> they haven't won in a long time, have they. >> insult the guest why don't you. >> that was more for ram ron. i have fun tailgating things. the thing about football fans is you'll be there rain or shine, it doesn't matter. if it's cold, you're going anywhere. one way to do something fun with your old t-shirts that are maybe a little worn, they don't fit anyway, you can take them to a blanket to take to the game. these are two t-shirts put together. there are great resources, this is from campusquilt.com.
they send the t-shirts and they send a quilt back to you. >> that's cool. i like that, especially for later in the season when it gets cold. what are you doing here? >> you want to make your own kooz zis to keep your drinks cold. we took outdoor carpet from the hardware store, we painted the lines on there. >> you can do it if you want to. >> here we go. >> use velcro to attach. it will keep your drinks cold and it's festive. getting you ready for game time. >> how do you stick? >> velcro. >> nice. >> isn't that fun? >> look at you. you're a pro. >> i'm impressed. of course, when it comes to tailgating, food is one of the most important things. you really want to think -- >> you're blocking the screen. i can't see. >> oh, my goodness. >> why don't you make a plate. >> these are adorable. >> aren't they cute. you want to think crowd
friendly. one of my favorite recipes is this loaded baked potato dip. if you were going to load up your baked po thtatopotato, you have bacon, sour creams. you can dip waffle fries, potato chips. >> the chips are so crunchy, i feel like it's picking up on the mic. >> isn't that good? >> amazing. >> deviled eggs which are a favorite. always a crowd pleaser. it's the chives we put on in the shape of the football. >> what time is the game on? >> 7:00. we have also sandwiches, these are french bread. we hollowed them out, honey slaw and basically chicken tenders inside. hearty portion of the meal that helps get ready. home made cherry cola. al, can i give you one? >> oh, my god. >> nice to have a drink that the hole family can enjoy.
this is a home made cherry cola. >> willie, you want one? >> these are fun. you just boil down the cherries, add some sugar, strain it and add lime and soda. >> very good. wow. >> you have something festive and fun everybody can enjoy. >> kimberly, thanks so much, recipes, today.com. tune in next thursday, nfl kickoff from seattle super bowl champions hosting the green bay packers. coverage begins at 7:00 east earn. coverage today on nbc!
area of uvis road in oak glenn avenue near the reservoir. forensics team now on the scene investigating. meanwhile, two boys face burglary and animal cruelty charges after police say they ditched school and went on a crime spree. the 13 and 14-year-olds reportedly broke into several houses in san jose's almaden valley and into one home, beat a dog to death with a golf club. they were eventually caught by a homeowner who held them until police got to the house. well, let's check your weather this morning with christina. hey, thanks! you know, it's going to be a little hot out there today, but, hey, we are still in the summertime, and those days are numbered. so enjoy it. 84 degrees for the south bay. the peninsula's at 81 degrees. east shore is at 81 as well. out in the tri-valley, about 93 degrees. 70 on the way to san francisco and 91 for the north bay. weather headlines tell the story. some high surf for today, dangerous rip currents out there. we'll talk about that today at
11:00. also, expect a hot finish to the week and maybe some showers coming our way by this weekend. your full forecast today at 11:00. first, here's mike and your morning drive. >> here's a live look at what's not going to be your commute. let me explain. this is 101 at 680. it's north or past tremble if you're going northbound. there's been a crash and that's why things are jamming up around tremb tremble, clearing up 680 and backing up again. that's the flow and pattern of the traffic in the south bay. nothing really unusual, except for a lighter, more compressed commute this morning. that's what we tend to see on a thursday. looking at southbound 880, slow between the san mateo and dumbarton bridges. >> mike, scott. we'll have another local news update for you coming up in a half an hour.
. from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> one of the great supermen is here, dean kane. he is with us all week. >> although time. >> he always has great, great projects going on. >> if you watch "veep" you remember jonah, the tall gangly one, timothy simons. he is with us today. >> so funny. >> so funny. >> we promised him we would show a clip. >> you got to tiptoe a lot of words. >> although gadgets you need to organize your kitchen and, of course, ambush makeover. >> time magazine picked its 100
most influential people, and the big reveal happened today. influential can mean a lot of things. it can be entertainers. it can be people who were influential not in a great way, like putin is one of those people on the list. on the cover is beyonce. >> yeah. >> she is the titan and cover girl. she has transformed, you know, a lot of things in the music industry. she is something special. >> definitely. >> pharrell williams is on there and his hat. >> is he ready to make a new fashion statement. let's see something different. >> i bet he will mix it up. he wore that one a little while ago. seth myers and also recognized and steve mcqueen for "12 years a slave" and miley cyrus. >> robert redford and carrie underwood. >> that's got to be such a great honor to be recognized. >> of course. absolutely. okay.
we want to congratulate olivia wild and jason sedakis. they are parents of a brand new baby boy. >> you know what's so funny, everybody has their own way of letting the world know they had a baby. this was the cute little picture. like a little half picture she tweeted, and this was her tweet. it said, ladies and gentlemen, otis alexander sedakis has left the building. she wrote, "i'm the building." they're not yet married. they're engaged to be married in january. >> this is a way of getting around the first shot paparazzi kind of thing. is it too soon to tweet? who cares? it's their baby, their life. let them do what they want to do. >> i'm a little pooped. >> hoda went to iowa yesterday. >> i went to cedar rapids. i left the show, jetted to cedar rapids, and came back in one day. >> i know. >> it was -- it was great. it was this iowa leadership conference that they have there right outside of cedar rapids. it was a great organization. i didn't realize they said last
year mya angelo spoke. marta stewart spoke this year. they had, i think, laura steinham. look what they brought me. they brought a glass of wine. >> of course, you're allowed to talk about it. there's diane. she's the lady that ran the whole deal. that was the board of directors. a nice group of ladies. >> how did the speech i wrote for you go? >> i played music for these guys, like i tend to do. i played "days like this." nice people. good group. >> what is this hbo go thing? >> it's something you get on your ipad or on your phone, and you can get hbo to go. >> you can take it with you. >> on your mobile device. >> there's a new commercial for them, and it's about hbo go, but it's also about what it's like to watch kind of a risque-ish type movie if you are with your parents in the room. >> or your kids. >> and someone walks by or your grandparents, whoever it is.
hbo captured this in a commercial. let's take a look. >> oh, of all the people left in this world. >> you know, nanna and grandpa joe are first cousins. >> okay. the point being, you can use hbo go to privately watch your favorite shows. >> here's the question. when does a guy sound the sexiest to you? when is a voice so seductive that you go, oh, my god, who is that? what is that sound? got a beautiful voice. there was a study done, and they found that women who speak in a romantic tone have -- >> a lower and breathier sound. yeah. people seem to just love it. i don't know. what do you think? i don't know. i have a low, huskey voice anyway. >> well, they say when men try to sound sexy --
>> they aren't. >> -- it's a total turnoff. don't do it. women like men who speak with confidence. those are the kind of voices that we're attracted. >> if we think the guy is hot -- we wouldn't say the person that we all agree. there's a hot guy. we heard him speak for the first time, and -- >> it's over. >> it's over. >> it is totally over, and we're not going to say his name. don't try to make us say it. >> we're not. >> you know who we're talking about? okay. we won't say it. >> the modern day gentleman according to country life making sfwleen, some i agree with, some i don't listed the ten do's and don't's of a gentleman. >> here are the do's. they always put others at ease. they're always at ease themselves, and, therefore, they put others at ease. i agree with that one. they're always on time. >> it's rude not to be. >> they dress to suit the occasion. >> okay. all right. here are the don't's. they do not wear a pretied bow tie. they do not tweet. they do not use hair products. they do not ever write with a
ballpoint pen. >> i don't understand any of it. i really don't. who cares? >> who cares? >> who is your -- who epitomizes a gentleman to you? >> i like -- you know who i like. >> blake shelton. >> you know why? because he is not so buttoned up, but he is gentlemanly. >> who is mine, hodie? >> yours is a man we all like to call hugh jackman. he has always been it. >> always. >> here's my i-hoda. it's an old song that became new again. >> is there a rapper in it? >> we're not going to put the words up. we're going to have a music video. it's a girl band. what is the girl band's name? that's the question. >> we're going to watch it. >> here it's called -- ♪ keep it coming
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just has just exploded, and, you know, it's a faith-based film, and i guess people are looking for that right now. >> most importantly about the film, how was cassidy gifford? >> she was fantastic. >> sounded like you two and a half years ago. >> there's cass. she looks so young to me in this. looks little. look at her. >> well, oh, my gosh. >> of our graduating class. i'm sorry if -- >> sorry, dean. >> no way. that's all right. >> dean has other things. >> we want to know -- we want to, first of all, know did you find big foot? tell us. >> i still got that $10 million right here in my pocket. no, we did not find big foot. we looked for him. there were some interesting characters on that. >> yeah. >> but that one team who did win, stacy brown, they got $100,000, and they're still looking for him. >> tell us about the easter dog story. easter dog story. >> well, it's number four, number five in a series of kid
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digital home. you have your ipad in there. that can be a cook book or your monitor for your television. in your drawers you want collapsable. this is the winston chop from joseph joseph. it goes almost absolutely dmrat. can you rinse and chop. it does double duty. from oxo, it's the collapsable silicone, which is great. everything must be flat. >> genius. >> this is joseph joseph. this is their nesting. you want to nest. the only space takes up is as big as the biggest of the storage. >> put them inside one another. >> coordinated, easy to keep track of tops and the bottoms. always a tricky thing. this is my small obsession. it's the ball jar. this is their heartage edition. it's new this year. if you have a vibtage kitchen or a cottage look, you can put your staples, sugar, flour, rice and raisins, pretzels on top of the counter. >> very cute. >> also, always has great
solutions. turn tables. always put your tallest in the middle, and then this is your go to turntable. when someone says where is it, you go in the cupboard on the countertop and when someone says where is the olive oil, you say it's on the turn table. it's easy to find. >> get it yourself. >> these are bamboo drawer that is roll. you can roll them out. then from oxo again, it's the expandible drawer divider. you are dividing your pots and pans. this is something that your kitchen loves here at "today." then in your drawers also this is from the drawer store. you know that drawer that catches everything in the kitchen? >> yeah. >> it's always -- >> junk drawer. >> why not, you know, keep it organized using the different separators. it's an easy way to grab things. >> why not -- >> next up we've got -- this is the grip it. this goes on your trij. it holds your notes and
pictures. it's a magnetized and it's quite magical. it prints everything. it's called a grip it. >> now you are just showing off. >> i was in the orange room. you have a little camera. this is the epicurian wall mounted knife holder. that way you can get your knives away from little people and high up. easily magnetized. >> will they stay up there no matter what? >> this is the grook. this holds all of your brooms and your dust mops. this is the collapsable from -- >> where do you put this? >> i mounted it on the edge of my shelves. that can hold up to about 16 items. >> that's smart. >> finally, girls, here i am in my shelves. this is the tea stand. in my pantry. you can store it this way or lay it down in the drawer. >> boxes. >> next we have our adhesive hooks to gain more space. this is from organized living. it's an under the shelf shelf which we love. again, using the vertical space.
this is a wonderful little corner shelf that you can then, again, go vertical. then, finally, this is one of your producer's ideas. it's a frig bins go in your refrigerator. you put them in the pantry. now you can lay your olive oil. >> we'll be back with ambush after this. nice. four wholesome grains. sugar. only six? six grams of sugar? that's really good. excellent, delicious...
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way to the north bay and the tri-valley. now, it will be cool at your beaches, but we do have a note for beachgoers. surf is up today. we have dangerous rip currents out there, courtesy of tropical storm marie. we're going to talk about how after we get a hot finish to your weekend, we could see some showers. that's coming up today at 11:00. first, here's mike inouye and your morning drive. >> we have a nice drive across the san mateo bridge. i'll talk about that sign over on the route. overall, the bay is looking much better, as we mentioned from the san mateo bridge, still a little slowing south on 880. 280 moved very smoothly up from at&t park, but it will close at 2:00 p.m. we've known about this being closed all labor day weekend. take 101 north and cesar chavez back over to third. if you head towards the ballpark, tomorrow's game or tomorrow morning's commute. >> all right, mike. a decision has finally been made in that case against a bay area mother accused of attacking her
daughter's bully. why prosecutors decided to drop the charges and what the mother has to say this morning. that story and more local news coming in a half an hour at 11:00. we are back with more of "today" on this thirsty thursday. >> our lucky ladies were plucked off the plaza bright and early and surprised with head to toe new looks courtesy of our crack makeover team. thanks to louis licari and author of the cheap chica's guide to style lilliana vazquez. >> welcome, lilliana. >> thank you for having me. >> you guys had a nice group. our first lucky lady is lynn bright. lynn is 60 years old from montgomery, alabama. her daughter ambushed us on the plaza begging us to give her deserving mom a brand new look. let's take a listen. >>. >> you guys came to the plaza
with a purpose, and that was to ambush makeover your mom. why do you want this for your mom? >> she's just so wonderful. she is -- cares about people all of her life, and i just want her to be taken care of, and she is just perfect for this, and she is amazing. >> well, we are going to do that today, and, lynn, how excited are you? >> i have such mixed emotions. i obviously know i would love to have this done, but i'm so embarrassed by it. >> you're in great hands. you're going to have so much fun. >> oh, thank you. >> oh, my gosh. >> no need to be embarrassed. lisa is all ready. lisa, please keep your blindfold on while we bring your mom out. here is lynn bright's before picture. all right, lynn. let's see the new you. ♪ >> ah. >> wow. >> all right. lisa. >> you ready? take off your blind fold, hon. >> mom, are you ready?
>> mom. >> kleenex. >> oh, my gosh. ready? take a look at yourself. >> oh, my gosh. >> is that me? >> oh. oh. >> maybe our stage manager can go get us some kleenex, please. >> both stand right here together. tell us about -- >> thank you. these lovely ladies. >> thank you, mackey, perfect. >> tell us about it. >> she's conservative keeping her hair length, so we wanted to show that you can keep your hair length, but just reshape it and it makes a big difference. richard danny did this today. >> fantastic, by the way. >> amazing. >> i love the bangs. >> the dress is awesome. >> so she has never owned a little black dress in her life. >> in her life. >> every woman has to have one.
>> she was a judge. she's retired now. i wanted to give her a beautiful little black dress that felt elegant and multi-purpose in her wardrobe. it's perfect. zenya makes it. >> i love your relationship. >> i love your relationship. >> a big round of applause. >> yes. >> go stand right over there. >> all righty. thank you. >> she's 46 from massachusetts. her daughter told her mother has had the same look since she was born 17 years ago. she asked to give her a brand new style. let's take a listen. >> i don't know who the mom is. who is the mom here? okay. now, angela, why do you want this makeover? >> i have had the same haircut for probably the last 15 years, and i was -- i would love to have some -- >> time for a change. >> girls, how ready are you for
this? >> she's so excited. she talks about it all the time. >> let's do this. >> she's here with her daughters nardina, angelina, ramora, and their friend mary lou. >> beautiful group, by the way. >> can't wait to see them without their masks. one more look at angela before, and bring out angela. ♪ you got me begging you for mercy ♪ >> wow. >> fantastic. >> all right. you got to take off your blind folds. >> oh, my gosh. >> you want to see what they see? >> turn around, hon. >> oh, my gosh. >> look at it. >> they go right to the hair. so cute. >> spin right around. >> what do you think? >> with angela, you know, obviously the hardest job was when you have a pretty girl, you have to make her absolutely gorgeous. what i did here is i just gave her a pinch of warmth to make her blonde hair a little bit more strawberry.
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with people like at the helm and with julia louise dreyfuss, you think it might have some legs. >> you were happy to have a job? >> i had a call sheet. that was what i was excited about. >> when you watch this thing, it looks like there's so much improv that you guys are just throwing things out there and spitballing. that's what it feels like. is that what's really happening on the show? >> a fair amount. i would say what you see on screen is 10% improvised because they do give us some freedom to be loose with the script. especially sort of in later takes. we have incredible writers that put amazing scripts together, and so i want to give full credit to those guys, but they do give us the opportunity to make it sound conversational. >> they have a take that fits what their needs, and they can have some fun with it. >> hit the beat. >> nobody likes you on the show. >> nobody. nobody. >> they have all these names for you. i like reading the names. yonad, world's biggest single
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this is the first television job i've ever had. >> you've done some films when you were cut out of, edited out. >> i was edited out. >> let's just be real here, okay? >> basically this is my first television gig and first big gig. >> is everybody on the show friends? >> we get along quite well. we shoot in baltimore. we're family in baltimore where we hang out in the offseason. >> are you anything like your character at all? is there any part of you that's like jonah? >> maybe a little bit. that's a horrible thing to admit. maybe a little bit. not super close. >> what does your wife think of this character that you play? >> i don't think she likes him. i don't think she likes him. i think it's -- >> she's with the majority. >> i think that it's hard for her to watch sometimes, some of the really awful things. it's hard for her to get. >> it's a lot of fun to play. thanks so much for coming. >> give our love to everybody. big fans here. >> you think the claws come out
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♪ what's new pussycat ♪ >> when the fur flies. what cat behaviorist jack takes on some frisky felines on animal planet's "my cat's from hell." he takes his signature guitar case full of toys. >> he is going to help some of our viewers too by answering your questions. welcome. >> why, thank you very much, guys. >> so these guys are available, right? >> these guys are available. new york city animal care and control right now. they have a lot of cats for adoption. you guys should be out there adopting no matter where you are. >> when you are assessing a cat, let's say you go into one of these homes, the first thing, do you assess the cat or the cat's owners? had. >> owners. 50-50. for sure. the cat behavior doesn't happen in a vacuum. energy in the home dictates
what's going on with the cat's head. >> you know? >> it seems to me -- they seem to be lone rarnks. a lot of cats seem to like to do their own thing and not be crowded. >> cats are incredibly loving, but they mastered the art of detached love. you know what i mean? they don't have any attachment to the outcome of the love. >> i like that one. >> they're always -- how do you know if your cat loves you? is there something that they do? >> you know what, cats say i love you, and i own you at the same time. you know what i'm saying? if they have confidence in their ownership of the territory, and the people, then that's how they show love. they show love in predictable ways. nose to nose contact. >> they love to cuddle. some love to cuddle. >> what do they do? >> i call the cat i love you. the cat i love you is this thing where cats will blink at you to show you i'm vulnerable to you, i'm comfortable. and you can blink right back at them, and you'll do a little blinking. it's like our little way in with them. it's a slow blink.
>> so you say you do something called play therapy. is that what we're doing right now? >> we are doing play therapy right now. >> i'm having fun. i don't know about the cats. >> these guys are about, i would say, three 3 months old, maybe 4 months old. this is a primetime for them to learn how to hunt. they're natural born hunters. >> they're thinking. >> playing is prey therapy. we teach them to be confident hunters, and they will be confident big cats. >> some people have a cat in their home, and they want another cat, so they don't feel alone. they introduce a second cat, and all hell breaks loose. >>ates bad thing? >> it can be bad. >> cats need other cats in their lives. like these guys right now, they're learning from each other. what's play? at what point do i say, hey, back off, buddy? that's the kind of thing that happens at this age. >> hoda and i do that. >> back up, buddy? >> if you have two cats, should you have two litter boxes? everyone has their own territory, their own space? do you mix it up?
>> they're, i'll poop here and pee here. the formula is for every cat you have, you have one extra litter box. two cats, three boxes. three cats, four boxes. >> oh, so one extra beyond. >> yeah, yeah. it's just -- >> are they easier to train than dogs? >> no. no. >> they're harder? >> the bottom line is they could care less about pleasing you. that's the difference with cats and dogs. they don't care about pleasing you. there's got to be something in it for them in order for it to work. >> one viewer, we have a second, but her cat pees on the bed. issue? >> issue for her. >> huge problem. i mean, if she's in the bed, she's got a much bigger problem. >> what should you do? >> you know, to figure out why your cat is peeing in the bed, first, you go to the vet and make sure they're not sick, number one. second thing is cats who have separation anxiety tend to pee on the bed a lot. that's one of the things if you are gone a lot, get another cat. >> you're interesting. >> all of you, you are all fascinating.
>> we asked you to send us videos describing a time when you were impact bid someone's unexpected acts of kindness. >> the touching stories that we received. take a look. >> when i was in college, i used to walk about 15 to 20 minutes a day to go to my babysitting job. one day it was pouring rain, torrential downpour. as soon as i started walking. i see this one car slow down and make a u-turn, and it turned out to be one of my professors, and she asked if i needed a ride, and i said that would be fantastic. >> after having a pretty lousy day, i came home to find this card in the mail from my mom. i don't know if it was her
mother's intuition or her just being really nice. she always knows what to say to make me feel better. >> i recently had major surgery. i'm in a recovery. in the past few weeks i have received sufficiently loving, beautiful cards, letters, and gifts. some from those who i have never even met or spoken to. >> i remember back in november i was parked at a meter in the city and had a meeting that ran a little bit too long, and on my way back to the car i saw the officer putting tickets in everybody's windshield pept mine, and i got to my car and found a little note that was tucked in the door that said i saw your meter was about to expire, and i put in a few quarters. just please pay it forward. >> it's the little gesture that is make all the difference. do something good for someone today. >> hoda and i hope that inspires you guys to do something kind for somebody else today. >> yeah. have a great day, everybody. >> good-bye.
right now at 11:00, breaking news. santa clara county sheriff's investigators are looking into how a burned body ended up on the side of the road. a call came a few hours ago for a body found in the area of uvis road and oak glen avenue, right near the chestbroke reservoir. sheriff's office and forensics team are now at the scene investigating. we'll bring that to you as soon as it comes into our newsroom. i'm vicky nguyen in for kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. we're learning new details about troublesome tweets from a bay area teacher. she reportedly wrote that she wanted to stab kids and tha