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morning? >> or you can take it as they'll get through this, they'll get through anything. >> i like that interpretation much better. >> they're getting married in a blimp. good morning. breaking news, the american journalist arrives in nebraska. a medical team meeting his plen on the runway before taking him away in an ambulance. we're there live. first fatality, the death of a 4-year-old in new jersey. directly linked to the infection that sickened hundreds of kids nationwide. extremely close call. a race car driver loses control and jumps an embankment into a group of spectators. incredibly none of them was hurt.
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what may have saved lives. and piers morgan live since his cable show was canceled he is back on tv. he has a lot to say today, monday, october 6. 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on monday morning. i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall in while savannah continues on maternity leave. we have natalie morales and al roker back. how was the trip? >> humbling and we cannot give a great enough thank you to the men and women there protecting our freedom. a thank you to the folk that took part. >> we'll see the video on tuesday. >> start on a monday morning with our top story, concerns over ebola in america.
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a plane carrying ashoka mukpo working for nbc news in liberia made a refueling stop in maine. he will be treated for ebola at a hospital in nebraska. we're told that dr. nanscy snyderman and her team feel fine. we have the latest and we'll talk to the director of the cdc live in a moment. let's begin with nbc's correspondent kate snow in omaha. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. ashoka mukpo is back on u.s. soil. we watched him land in nebraska about dawn. and then an ambulance with the crew specially geared up in protective gear, came up to the plane and we watched as mukpo walked off of the plane with assistance wearing a white hazmat suit himself. only his eyes visible to us. the ambulance made the short drive over to the university or to the nebraska medical center
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where his family is waiting. ashoka mukpo's journey began on a tarmac in liberia. he boarded a specially equipped plane. inside layers of protection to make sure no one would come in contact with the virus. on the ground in omaha another team from nebraska medical center. >> he will be fully suited from head to toe. and then he'll have a face mask covering his entire face so literally not one inch of his body will be exposed. and then our health care workers will be -- have protective equipment on, they will be covered head to toe. >> he cross the red line no turning back. >> the medical director of the unit took us across what they call the red line in the area no one will be able to go without full protective gear. everything is carefully monitored. >> we hold this open more than a few seconds the alarm goes off. that mean there is is a break in the barrier system.
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>> reporter: ashoka's family can't get near this room but he has a link. this camera will give him the ability to video chat with his family down the hall. we spoke with his parents sunday before they flew to omaha. >> the fact that he's feeling well right now or relatively well that his symptoms are not severe and he is about to get fantastic medical care is enormous relief after stressful few days. >> i would ask him how he's doing or feeling he clearly would respond with i'm just getting myself through this day until i get on the plane. >> kate snow in omaha, thank you very much. >> there is growing concern for thomas duncan the first ebola patient diagnosed in the united states. mark potter is in dallas with that part of the story. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, tamron. with news that the texas ebola patient is doing poorly officials are keeping a close eye on 48 people who may have
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had contact with him. their goal through testing and monitoring is make sure the disease does not spread. there is renewed urgency in the battle to save thomas eric duncan from the deadly ebola virus. he took a turn for the worse over the weekend, downgraded to rit cal. family members in north carolina say doctors told them duncan is now on a respirator and dialysis machine. sunday night a week after duncan was admitted to the hospital hazmat crews were back decontaminating the apartment where he stayed with his family. medical experts say the next three days are the most critical for 48 people they believe came in direct or indirect contact with duncan since he started showing signs of the illness on september 24th. eight to ten days after is when most people would start feeling the effects according to doctors so today, tomorrow and wednesday are crucial. but according to one expert t delay in diagnosing duncan's illness was a serious mistake
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that jeopardized the people he was around. >> when he was out of the hospital for those two days obviously sick and had ebola he came into contact with a lot of people. >> reporter: one of them is a homeless man who rode in the same ambulance used to take duncan to the hospital. police found him on sunday, and he is being monitored. so far authorities say no one except duncan has shown signs infection including thinks girlfriend who talked to me by phone. everybody's okay? >> yes. >> and nobody has any fever or other symptoms? >> no. >> reporter: but the fear of ebola spreading means more people around the country are being screened. among them a patient in miami tested on sunday even though officials say he does not meet the cdc definition for the virus. just to be cautious. and there is good news this morning involving dr. rick sacra, the former patient hospitalized over the weekend after developing a cough and
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fever but doctors say tests show he does not have ebola and he is being treated for a routine infection. >> mark, thank you very much. dr. tom frieden is the director for the centers for disease control and prevention, he will brief the president on ebola today. dr. frieden, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> do you have any update on mr. duncan's condition in texas? >> nothing beyond what you've said but our hopes and prayers are with him. and we recognize that this is a critical time for him and for his family and as you said earlier, this is the time we're particularly looking at the conta contacts. ten who had contact with him and 38 others who might have had contact, everyone of those 48 was monitored, their temperatures were taken, none of them had symptoms, none had fever. the key is to keep doing that every day as texas is doing excellently and to have -- to
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stop it >> you say isolate. i want to make sure we're clear. are they called and being told are you taking your temperature? or is there someone watching these people to make sure they don't inadvertently slip out of their homes and expose other people? >> their temperatures are being taken directly by outreach staff from health departments in texas. in addition, their locations are known, if any of them might slip out as you put it that's being addressed by authorities in texas. >> you know there is an american photo journalist ashoka mukpo arriving in nebraska for treatment. how closely will the cdc work with that center? >> very closely. we consult about the care of the patient. we've been doing that on the way over. and we'll also make sure that the doctors and nurses and whole team taking care of him does that in the way that doesn't put them at risk by providing them with support.
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>> and quickly now if we can. officials in this country have had a chance to get their hands on and observe closely several people infected with this ebola virus right now. has that work led us any closer to a vaccine and something else we haven't heard about in several weeks, doctor, zmapp, that serum given to two patients, is there any more on that, is it any more promising? >> we don't know if zmapp works but there is no more of it. the company is working hard to make a few more doses but it's hard. it take as long time. we have learned how very important fluid and electrolyte management is. rehydration of patients can be life saving. that's something we're taking back to africa to try to improve the care there, to improve the rehydration of patients because that will make a difference. we are seeing signs of progress. cdc trained more than 4,000 health workers in africa,
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training workers in this country, wing people from all over the world come to help out in africa. we've seen the exit screening, identify 75 people, get them off of the planes in africa. so i think we are definitely seeing signs of progress. >> tom frieden, the director of the cdc, doctor, thanks very much. >> thank you. matt, now to the other major health concern across the country. the enterovirus has sickened hundreds of children in 43 states and we learn add 4-year-old boy who died in his sleep nearly two weeks ago, tested positive for the virus. tom costello has more for us. good morning. >> reporter: this is the only death the cdc has connected to the virus. there had been other deaths but those patients may have add other issues as well. enterovirus has been around since the 1960s. the vast majority who contract it should not be serious but for some vulnerable kids it can be serious.
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>> what i was wondering -- >> reporter: in new jersey sunday night parents gather to hear from the school district after confirmation that 4-year-old eli died two weeks ago. he went to bed on wednesday, september 24, never woke up. in describing him, his father said imagine a shy pup he wants only to make people proud and happy, maybe tripping a bit over his own paws but truly full of unconditional love. the cdc now says 538 people in 43 states and d.c. have contracted enterovirus d68 since august. including several clusters of children in denver and kansas city, hospitalized with difficulty breathing. and medical investigators still don't know if there is a connection to another worrisome development. a dozen or so children have shown symptoms of the virus also developed limb weakness or partial paralysis. it's not clear if it's temporary or permanent. >> the link to paralysis is still uncertain and under investigation.
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>> enterovirus d 68 is actually relatively common this time of year. typical symptoms include a runny nose, fever, maybe a cough. this year there are more cases that seem more severe. patients with asthma or difficulty breathing are most at risk. >> we do want to make sure that parents know that most children who contract enterovirus d 68 will be fine. and they should worry more if the child has asthma or trouble breathing in which case they should seek medical attention. >> reporter: speaking jom johns hopkins there the best advice, washing your hands, don'ts touch your eyes or nose and stay away from others if you are sick. the outbreak is expected to die down as we get further into the fall and winter. back to you. >> tom, thank you. a lot of health concerns. learning more about the former u.s. soldier threatened by isis. >> right. the american aid worker held by isis militants told his parents in a letter back in june that
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he's afraid to die. nbc's richard engel is in turkey with more on that. and the latest on the fight against isis. richard, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the hostage's family made a video message stressing his humanitarian work, his desire to help syrians, and calling on isis to release him. isis is threatening to kill an american hostage next. peter kassig, a former army ranger who travelled to syria. he converted to islam and changed his name to abdul rahman kassig. he told his family he was pretty scared to die. isis is fighting a propaganda war but also making advances. turkey this morning sent more tanks to its syrian border taking up what appeared to be firing positions. this is why. isis militants are advancing
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quickly on the city of kobani right on the turkish border, attacking it with tanks and artillery. isis appears to have taken part of the city, and this morning raised its flag. isis appears to want to provoke a war with turkey. this weekend it even fired mortars into turkey, hitting homes. in response, turkey has deployed tens of thousands of troops to reinforce the border. so far turkish troops have no order to enter syria, that perceived in, is causing problems at home. riots have broken without protesters demanding that the country take action against isis instead of just watching the group. turkey is now weighing its options, if it does decide to send troops into syria, that would mean nato boots on the ground. it could be a turning point. >> richard engel, thank you. three u.s. service men were swept away by high waves in
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okinawa, japan as a powerful typhoon hit shore. one has been found dead and two others are missing. heavy flooding stranded drivers and caused roads to wash away south of tokyo. emergency teams helped to evacuate people trapped by rising waters. nearly 200,000 people were advised to evacuate because of the possibility of land slides. car racing fans are lucky to be alive after escaping a wild crash this weekend in italy. watch as the rally car comes around that turn, it loses control drives up the embankment and flips and lands back on the track. amazingly all of the spectators walked away unscathed. that flip probably saved their lives. one young girl was treated for shock. the the driver and the passenger were taken to the hospital for minor injuries. it's unbelievable. >> i'm shocked that they let people sit at that point of the turn. >> on a high speed turn like that. crazy. >> thank you very much. welcome back. >> thank you so much.
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we've got some severe weather to talk about. let's show you what we're showing right now stretching from indiana all the way down into texas. this fast moving line of showers and thunderstorms right now getting ready to make their way into nashville. we're going to look at showers and thunderstorms some of them heavy at times. these are quick movers so while they could drop 1 to 2 inches it will be very brief. as far as the heavy rain is concerned, the rest of the country a risk of strong storms from southern ohio, western west virginia to northern texas. out west, spectacular. 91 degrees, one more day of hot weather in southern california. high surf advisories as well. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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7:17, good monday morning. i'm meteorologist christina loren. i want to show you this time lapse from san francisco. it really tells the story of the day. we do have a return of those low clouds, those that marine layer is completely compressed. here's another shot high atop san bruno. temperatures will be warm, although i have taken the numbers down by a good five degrees from yesterday. 87 on the peninsula, 81 for today on the east shore, looking pretty good, a little hazy here. hat's your latest weather. >> thank you very much. now to a proposal that gives new meaning to the phrase wedding crashers. natalie has more. >> a newly engaged couple had the experience of a lifetime when their hot air balloon ride
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at sunset ended in the pacific. from over the moon to over the ocean. >> my goodness. they're going to jump. >> eric was proposing to his fiancee when their hot air balloon was close to the wave bfrs landing in the surf. >> my fiancee and i were getting engaged. next thing you know the balloon was veering off toward the water and couldn't get back to land. the air was so -- it was going straight down. no matter what the pilot tried couldn't go back this way. >> the pilot says the water landing was a first. >> i'm a retired marine. we've been in tough situations before. >> no one was hurt and in true california fashion the couple was towed back to shore by life guards and surfers. >> pretty unique. >> it could have been a lot worse. could have been a great deal
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worse. >> once in a lifetime experience on the heels of another. >> unforgettable. that's all i can say. don't know if we'll do it again request. >> good luck? >> start off like that, then you know, it all ends well in the end. >> i love the marine. our skills are transferrable. carson is here with a skit that's getting a lot of attention. >> i played golf in junior college. watch those transfer. "saturday night live," the guest host was sarah silverman. a lot of people talking about one sketch. sarah played a lot of great characters as you can see. the one that has social media a buzz was portrayal of joan rivers. the setup was joan was roasting other historical figures. steve jobs, richard pryor. let's look at sarah as joan.
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>> ladies and gentlemen of heaven welcome miss joan rivers. >> so many incredible people here tonight. even steve jobs right here. incredible. steve, i hope you are forced to buy a newer better casket every six months so you can see how we feel. am i right? >> there are mixed reviews. a few of them -- what did i miss? >> the way you said. >> joan rivers skit was too soon. need more time to honor the legend. mark is writing no one can get away with the skit this soon other than sarah silverman. these two are close friends. joan tweeting, congratulations on week before she passed. back to you. >> thank you very much. >> coming up, he's calling it his television comeback. a live interview with that man there, piers morgan, his first
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of bottles of wine. they found a gasoline cannon the scene and later saw surveillance footage near the fire. they found him with items from the burning building. he was arrested, booked on arson, commercial burglary and a parole violation. >> let's check the forecast now with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you at home. i want to show you this live picture of san bruno, it tells the story of the day. the fog is going to burn off quickly. the temperatures will only cool by a few degrees. 92 for the north bay today, the east shore at 83 and the hot spot will be the tri-valley at 96 degrees. the good news is we're going to cool you off steadily all the
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way throughout thursday to 78 degrees. here's mike on your drive. >> we're looking at this shot of fremont. it looked like someone slammed on their brakes, disrupting the pattern here past the truck scales. there was a crash at thornton, motorcycle rider reported down but now is reported up and around. northbound really scramming up. a crash at hellier in the backup. >> another update in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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>> 7:30 on a monday morning. the sixth day of october, 2014. a little chilly on the plaza but look at the sun there in north carolina. we're going to heat up these guests in a couple minutes. a live concert in our 8:30 half hour. welcome back. >> looking forward to that. the american journal igs who contracted ebola working with nbc news in liberia arrived in omaha, nebraska this morning to begin treatment at a hospital there. meanwhile, the president will be briefed on the ebola situation in the united states by the head of the cdc today. >> a new search is under way for malaysia flight 370, it vanished
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more than six months ago. three ships will perform detailed sonar sweeps in the southern indian ocean looking for any signs of that plane's wreckage. >> and if you tweet, all of your messages will go to researchers at m.i.t., twitter is backing a study of online communication patterns. one area explored, why social media seems to generate more negative reaction than positive ones. >> i have a couple of theories. >> nobody knows who you are. >> and coming up a guy with a lot to say, piers morgan is here for an exclusive live interview, his first since his nightly cable show was axed. >> let's begin with the real housewives of new jersey stars speaking out for the first time since being sentenced to prison terms for conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud. kristen dahlgren is here with
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more. good morning. >> good morning. they say the show must go on so as legal troubles played out in front of the cameras, now they are talking to bravo about what's next as they prepare for prison. >> what's your biggest fear about going to prison? >>mow emotional couple sat down with andy cohen a day after a judge sentenced theresa to 15 monthings and joe almost 3 1/2 years behind bars. >> i was shocked. like i was like you know, i mean it was very unexpected. >> both pled guilty federal fraud charges. they will serve their sentences consecutively so thir four young daughters are not without both parents. >> i want to make sure my daughters are okay and that's all i want. i just want him to be with them, you know, all the time. >> after last week's sentencing their 13-year-old daughter tweeted, family forever.
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but with theresa leaving for a minimum security prison january 5, they admit the family has a tough road ahead. >> what did she say to you? >> mommy, don't worry, i'll be there. i'll help daddy with the girls. and they'll prepare for when i'm a mom. i was like my god, broke my heart when she said that. >> their legal woes were a major storyline on last season's show. >> we cannot function without you. and just by what people say, this is not going to be our last christmas together. >> this christmas will be their last for a while and those last days before prison are likely to also play out in front of the cameras. >> all i said to my husband was all you have to do is please you know, take care of our daughters. that's all i ask. >> now the judge did say theresa could get credit for good behavior.
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they will have to may more than $400,000 in restitution. joe could be deported since he is not an american citizen. see more tonight on bravo on a special watch what happens live. >> watch what happens when you want fame. >> thank you very much. >> let's get a check of the weather from al. >> watch what happen when's we walk to the maps. you'll see all kinds of things and rain. we have tropical storm simon to talk about, 280 miles off of the baja california coast, 60 miles per hour winds moving to the north at 7. we're watching because it does come across the coast of the gulf of california. as it does that moisture is going to stream northward into parts of southern california, also into arizona and new mexico. 1 to 3 inches of rain, flooding possible for parts of arizona and new mexico. we're going to watch this. we thought the risk of strong storms from western west virginia to texas, beautiful
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across the plains with temperatures in the low 70s, chilly start this morning new england and the northeast with frost and freeze advisories, warming in 7:35, happy monday to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. as you make your way out that front door, we do have some fog to tell you about. temperatures right now in the 50s and 60s, on our way to the 90s and steady cooling as we head throughout the week. by tomorrow temperatures are going to feel a lot more comfortable once we shave off about 10 to 15 degrees. that really kicks in as we head into the mid section of your week. we'll have your seven-day forecast in just moments. go to weather channel on cable, weather.com online. >> always good advice. up next, the always talkative and often controversial piers morgan, opening up about the end of his prime time cable show and what's next.
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something inside me just exploded, i guess. and then for the next year, it became a kind of war of attrition on air between me and the nra and the gun lobbyists and the show changed as a result. >> so this wasn't -- it was about ratings because people started to turn away, but it was because you became an incredibly polarizing figure. >> yes. >> in this country. do you have any regrets about that? >> i don't, actually. in britain, we had our own sandy hook in the mid '90s, 16 young children were killed in their classroom. and we banned all guns, assault rifles, assault weapons, handguns all got banned. and i could see for me how a great country like america -- it is a great country. great people. how you could let 20 first graders be shot dead in their classrooms and the reaction would be absolutely nothing. i don't regret standing up for trying to affect change. >> i tweeted friday, which i don't do often. going to catch up with piers
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morgan in our studio. wow! the reaction on my twitter. >> i'm sensing praise? >> there were some people who said good. love him. welcome back. but then there were people, piers, who came in and the anger was palpable in their tweets. and the feeling i got from it was, especially when it was like the gun issue was how dare this outsider have such a critical eye on the united states. am i close? >> yes. and i totally respect that. and i understand that having someone like jay leno, a good mutual friend of ours said to me, it's like you're going to germany and telling them they can't speed on the audobon. they may know it's dangerous but they don't want to hear it from you and they don't want to hear it in your accent. >> somebody else could have gone on the air and said what you said and gotten away with it or not had the same negative impact? >> i wish more american news media, news anchors stood up. so many of them privately said
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to me i love what you're doing. keep going. it's important. i never heard that on air. there's a certain media cowardice that needs addressed. >> you're polarizing in the united states, you're polarizing in the uk as well. let's not just say it's an american issue. >> i'm popular in australia. >> editor at large for mail online. one of your first posts on ebola. the cdc's response here to the situation in dallas disgracefully underwhelming. currently spending billions to bomb isis but spending millions blitzing the greatest threat to mankind in my lifetime. i can almost hear the comments coming again. first of all, how do you know there's little effect to the bombing on isis targets? what's the intelligence you have? >> my brother is a british army colonel and the general view is that bombing targeted sites for
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isis is not dwth be that effective. you have to, at some stage -- >> it's early in the campaign, though. >> of course. but at some point you have to get boots on the ground. the same applies, in my view, to the ebola crisis. america has a unique position in the world, and at its best america is the most effective humanitarian aid that anybody could have. i listened to the cdc guy you had on earlier. i think it's been shamefully too late. and the way they dealt with the incident in dallas is just extraordinary. when a guy turns up in a hospital north korean america, vomiting, with a virus. >> that wasn't the cdc. that was people at the local hospital who made a dramatic mistake, no question about it. >> but the cdc is ultimately responsible for health care in america. they should have alarm bells all over america. somebody turns up from west rear view ricka, vomiting and virus, you test them. >> quickly, in response to the government response, samantha powers was on here last week and is one of the leading voices at
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the u.n. general assembly calling for other countries to step up. i don't think we're pk lax about it now. maybe too little, too late. >> maybe not too late but certainly too slow. >> do you want to get back on the air and talk about these things? >> i'm after your gig, obviously. >> when? >> no one could replace you. you're the best at what you do in the business. >> not true. >> i really believe that. i would love to be back on american television. i did a couple of weeks co-hosting with hoda. and i love it. i had a great break to clear my head. i had a great time at cnn. it's a great company. a lot of great friend there is. wish them all the very best. i'm itching to get back in the game. mail online has 60 million visitors a month in america alone. it's a bit like you on the "today" show. a little pleasure.
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her 4-year-old daughter has insulted her. take a listen and watch this. >> mom? >> yeah. >> are you going to make yourself crazy today? can i have your ipad when you die? which one is the oldest, grandma, grandpa or you? did you take a shower today? because i don't think it worked. sometimes your mad face makes me laugh. >> sometimes your mad face makes me laugh. we put this on our facebook page and it we got great reviews. brenda said what do dinosaurs look like? my son who is 5 asked me to button his shirt one morning. i said son you know how. he said yeah but i figured you needed something to do. my grandson asked me why my hands are older than my face. any one liners, send them in, #orange room. >> lot of little rodney dangerfield. >> wow! >> try the pop tarts. >> coming up on trending, have
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a very good monday morning to you. 7:56 now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> an attack before the kickoff in the bathroom of yesterday's 49ers game. the victims were taken to the hospital. >> and taking a look this morning at at&t park. madison bumgarner will be on the hill. giants will face off against the nationals this afternoon at 2:07. fans will have to ditch work maybe to get to today's game so the giants want to help them out, tweeting out this excuse note to use saying "please excuse the san francisco giants fan who has come down with a severe case of orange october." that's the good part about being
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up early, christina, we'll be off. >> yeah. and take a look at the timeline here. the fog here and in sunol, it's warm right off the bat. 92 degrees in the north bay, 89 in the south bay. the hot spot the tri-valley at 96 degrees. here's the good news, my friend, as we head deeper into the week, temperatures steadily dropping off the board. here's mike on the drive. >> no big surprise. there are clouds over in the distance. golden gate, we call that fog right there, lowers the speed, visibility an issue here. san rafael, a slower drive toward san pedro. a typical pattern but pretty slow here. the tri-valley jammed at 680.
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, truly brave, the nfl shines a light on one of the inspiring children featured in hoda's inspiring video. >> i'm ready for today. are you ready for today? let's get this cancer on up out of you. let's do it. >> the outpouring of love being shown to her all across the country. ♪ then no excuses, too tired, too busy. what's your reason for skipping the gym? this morning, simple ways to commit to your workout and stick with it. 40 portraits, 40 years, the four sisters have photographed
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together since 1975. now the subject of a powerful new exhibit "today," monday, october 6th, 2014. >> we love bastille! >> we came all the way to be here. >> good morning, boston. >> whoo! ♪ >> just married! >> best friends since first grade. >> happy birthday, jenny! >> whoo! we're back now 8:00 on a monday morning, the 6th day of october. >> and matt lauer's birthday. just getting that in there. just saying. >> happy birthday. >> exactly. i'm matt lauer, along with
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tamron hall. tamron is here while savannah is on maternity leave. carson daly over here, al roker over here. welcome back, everyone. >> welcome back. we have a great concert this morning. right? bastille. and later in the week for the first time in 16 years, fleetwood mac is on tour with the full lineup. the legendary band will make a stop on our plaza this thursday. i always think about their "behind the music" on vh1. >> a lot went on with that band, no question about it. >> they are awesome. >> we have a very special announcement tied to our pink power series. dozen of breast cancer survivors were here last week, wearing special t-shirts. we were flooded by, mails from you folks asking where you could get one. we have good news. >> starting today you can
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purchase the shirts online and the net proceeds will go to charity. if you need more information, you can head to today.com. a lot to get to. let's go to the stop stories with natalie inside. an american infected with ebola will arrive back in the u.s. this morning. ashoka mukpo will arrive in nebraska and be treated. kate snow is in omaha. kate, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ashoka mukpo will be back in nebraska this morning. he arrived from liberia yesterday. he walked off the plane wearing a white protective suit, only his eyes visible. he was taken by ambulance to the nearby nebraska medical center where they were waiting for him. they've already treated one other american with ebola there. his family also waiting for him
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there, his parents and girlfriend, very relieved to have him back. natalie? >> kate snow, thank you. >> the supreme court has refused to hear appeals from five states that wanted to ban same-sex marriage. it should eventually clear away legal roadblocks in six other states. north carolina, south carolina, west virginia, wyoming, kansas and colorado. the court stopped short of resolving the issue nationwide. a woman in sbeed den has become the first person to give birth with a transplanted womb. nbc's keir simmons is in london with this amazing story. keir, good morning. >> natalie, good morning. this is hailed as a miracle while folks ag croc cross the u.s. who have been told they can't have children will be watching closely. this little boy called vincent represents a medical breakthrough, born at just under
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four pounds from a transplanted womb. >> it was breathtaking. i think all of us felt that. and it was like having your own child, actually. it was the same feeling. >> reporter: vincent's unidentified 36-year-old mother underwent a transplant operation in sweden. she had been born without a womb so a 61-year-old family friend agreed to donate. a year later, the mother's fertilized egg was implanted and vincent was delivered early by cesarean. >> he screamed almost immediately. that's a good sign. >> reporter: u.s. experts warn there are risks to both mom and the women who donate. >> unknown risks to any children who would be born. first couple of attempts at a pregnancy they decided to abort when it appeared there were irregularities and fetal abnormalities. >> reporter: but the dream of having a child has come closer for many families. after this birth. >> they are happy, of course. they are in good health. >> reporter: hope for women who thought carrying their own child was impossible. it is a tricky procedure,
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natalie. it may be some time, doctors say, before it is more widely available, if the results of the test are positive. natalie? >> still, an incredible medical breakthrough. keir simmons in london for us. thank you. 8:06. let's go outside for another clerk of the weather with al. >> nat, thanks so much. bastille fans hanging out around here. as far as your weather is concerned right now, more heavy showers and thunderstorms pushing their way into western pennsylvania. by this evening in pittsburgh, they're looking at more wet weather. the rest of the country, afternoon temperatures toasty. down in southern california, central texas. cooler around the great lakes and northern new england. we also have a risk of strong storms stretching from the west virginia area all the way back into texas. that's what's going on around the country. 8:06. happy monday. i'm christina loren. a live look at tiburon.
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what you can't see off in the distance is the golden gate bridge socked in with fog, whatever low cloud cover we do have is at the immediate coast. and it's going to burn off quickly. as a result, temperatures are going to be warm again. 89 degrees from the south bay, 82 from san francisco. taking these digits down by a good 2 or 3 degrees from yesterday and we'll continue to cool you off all the way through this workweek. >> and that is your latest >> mr. roker, thank you very coming up next on trending, meet the guy who just demonstrated the dangers of skating and singing at the same time. >> okay. plus, the nfl shines a light on one of the young stars of hoda's truly brave video. josh elliot shares her emotional and special story. hollywood legend glenn close stops by to talk about her return to broadway. first these messages.
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why not repeat this every single year? it's a stunning gallery of photos, 40 portraits in 40 years. "the new york times" says the collection embodies the endurance of sisterhood, the women seeming to get more united with each passing year. here is the most recent picture. >> wow! >> exhibit of these photos brought gallery visitors to tears. i love this. >> i love things that are repeated year after year. that is a wonderful way. >> you could digitally enhance that 1975 photo to see what it would look like but it's not the same as actually doing it. >> i tried to do that with my family. everybody boos me down but when we look at the pictures as the kids get older -- >> great time. a couple whose priceless reaction to big new sincere going viral. so we ask you, what are they reacting to?
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well for eight long years, ashley and tyson garner have been struggling to have a baby. they've been in fertility treatment. >> before the photo they learned they're not having one, not two, not three, but four babies. >> jackpot. >> two sets of identical twins. chances of that, one in 70 million. ashley now 18 weeks ago. guess what she's having, guys. four little boygirls. >> oh, wow! >> they're getting a jump on those sisters. >> really. that's perfect. >> wow! >> congratulations. >> we wish them the best. >> absolutely. >> can't wait to see the babies when they're born. i'm sure we'll cover it. >> absolutely will do that. next video, here is what happens to a guy singing the canadian national anthem at a hockey game. check it out.
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♪ o canada our home and native land ♪ >> oh! is it a setup? >> doesn't miss a note. >> i think the whole thing is a setup. >> you do? >> seems like it. >> i do not see the red carpet there. >> the guy that lady out the red carpet laid it out in a pattern that -- >> that's what i was thinking. >> he never misses a note. >> he doesn't. >> pretty impressive. >> i don't know. >> either way. >> i am a cynic. i think it was a setup. >> you? >> i know. that's what's trending today. coming up, no excuses. simple ways to take
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hoda's truly brave project. it helped to bring an entire stadium to tears. >> pretty incredible. set aside the rivalries to unite over a cause and one remarkable little girl. nbc's josh elliott is here with more. you were at the game last night. >> a wonderful moment. >> and a moment you don't often s see. the nfl obviously has been in the news of late for all the wrong reasons but then there are stories like that of cincinnati
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bengal devon still and his 4-year-old daughter, leah, and how the ultimate love of a parent for a child and the courage and spirit born of love can inspire us all. >> i had somebody tell me you won't remember your life before you had a child. did you experience something like that? >> the times when she was born were the times that stick out to me. those are the best times in my life. >> pray for me. >> probably one of the smartest kids i've ever met. she always has a smile on her face. and i think having my daughter at such a young age allowed me to grow into a man faster. >> on his days off, devon still travels to wilmington, delaware, to visit his daughter, leah, who lives there with her mother. he made a trip to see her for a
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dance resightal. instead he arrived to find her sluggish, running a fever and complaining about pain in her leg. >> we didn't think nothing of it. when we told the doctor, they touched her leg and she jumped in pain. they had a list of things that it could be. finally, the doctor came out and instantly the doctor's lip started shaking and i got myself prepared to hear my worst fear. they found a tumor in her stomach and it was stage four neuroblastoma. >> the cancer had spread to her bone marrow and lymph nodes and was given only a 50% chance of survival. >> where are you going? >> i don't know. >> when you had to tell her, i can't imagine what that must have been like. >> one point that stuck out to me, she was crying and i remember her looking at me and said to me, dad, this is all
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your fault. you should have never brought me to the hospital. i broke down crying, because i didn't -- i didn't know what to say. when we first decided to make my daughter's story public, we had a vision we wanted to bring as much awareness to pediatric cancer as possible. >> reporter: leah's fight soon became a national story. devon's team, the cincinnati bengals, took the extraordinary step of signing him to its practice squad. this allowed him to focus on leah while also ensuring access to the nfl's health insurance plan, to cover her treatments. the team also decided to donate all the profits from the sale of his jersey to pediatric cancer research. and to date, sales have raised over $1 million. but before leah's story even broke, she had a starring role
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in another initiative, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. hoda's "truly brave" music video. >> you know what's funny? i met leah. she was so cute, right? she was like, hi. chatty and fun. and i had no idea, none, who her father was. only after we had shot it, we did it and someone said, wait a second. is this young girl the same young girl whose father is the football player? and we went and we did one of those like, are you kidding me? kind of things. >> she was just another kid in that video. >> right. >> what was that experience like for her? >> it was a great experience for her. she loved every moment of it. every time she was on the tv she calls me and tells me how she's a movie star. everybody is keeping my daughter's spirits up and i definitely appreciate all the attention that she's getting. >> in the sea of nfl stories that leave you shaking your head, there's this one. she is so full of light and love and joy, this kid.
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and if you watch her on screen for five seconds, you know exactly how much she's loved. >> the night before surgery to remove her cancerous tumor, leah wanted to go to the movies. >> hello, miss leah. >> that was great. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: devon rented a theater for all her family and friends and leah was treated to a world premiere. ♪ say what you want to say and let the words fall out honestly i want to see you be brave ♪ >> she's a fighter. you always expect your child to look up to you. but honestly since june 2nd i've really been looking up to my daughter. i'm ready for today. are you ready for today? are you ready to get this cancer up out of you? let's do it. fist bump. >> reporter: after a nearly six-hour surgery, doctors were
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able to successfully remove leah's tumor. but months of treatment still lie ahead before she can be considered cancer free. >> she is way stronger than i ever have been. for her to be able to continue to smile through all this, and continue to have that same personality, it's amazing and is definitely inspiring to me. >> what was it like in that stadium, when that -- first of all, this one -- >> you know what's funny, though? i did call him just before that movie and leah got on the phone and said are you going to come to my movie premiere tonight? i said honey, i wish i could come but -- >> he has done such a wonderful job keeping her life as normal as it can be. and, really, that's -- being part of your video, that's just part of the treatment as keeping her life as good as it can be. last night, matt, was -- it was
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incredible. i want to give a special shout out to patriots fan everywhere, but certainly those in the stadium who stood as one while the patriots cheerleaders came out and cincinnati bengals number 75 jersey. you see there. and they played some of hoda's video on the big screen, you see there. and devon, even in the middle of the game, watching. tears rolling past the tape. he has leah strong on there. it's one of those moments that sort of transcends sport and shines a light on a most noble cause. >> that was awesome. >> thanks, josh. >> you have a tough job top ipi yourself. do you come up with a reason, any reason to skip the gym? that ends now as we kick off a special three-day series "no excuses today." jenna wolfe is here with more. good morning .
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good to see you. >> good to see you. no excuse i haven't heard before. if you made getting healthy as important as, say, getting dressed in the morning, you would do it. at least i hope you would. >> excuses. >> i can't do it all by myself. >> they come in all shape. >> my belly hurts. >> reporter: sounds and sizes. >> i'm too tired. >> reporter: but when it comes to getting out of bed and working out, it not only starts at an early age, it starts at an early time of day. >> oh, i am so tired. it is the first excuse we make first thing in the morning. how is the rest of the day supposed to work when we start with the snooze button? speaking of snoozing, the average person press that is button three times every morning. that's almost 30 minutes. how about this? take one ten-minute snooze, then
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walk around the block and studies show your energy levels increase for two hours. what's the most pathetic excuse you have ever made for not wanting to go work out? >> i can't find my lock for my locker. >> no time. too much to do with the kids. >> reporter: literally, excuses are everywhere. >> i don't like the gym. >> reporter: he doesn't even like the results. >> i never see results. >> reporter: she wants instant gratification. we all want as much as possible as quickly as possible. be patient with yourself. half the people who begin an exercise program will drop out within six months and the gym? you don't really need it. health and fitness apps are growing 87% faster than any other category. so take a lesson from these kids. this might be what they're thinking. >> i forgot. >> i need a snack. >> it's too heavy for me. >> reporter: but they've got their priorities straight. they're making no excuses today.
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they can do it, we can do it. >> let's get to the solution. i'm too tired. >> prepare ahead. pack everything at night. not just your t-shirt and shorts, everything, including untangling your headphones, five minutes from your alarm goes off to when you walk out the door and go to the gym. >> i don't like the gym setting. >> bring the gym to you. pick your three favorite moves and do them in your own house. nobody is watching. do them in as much or as little time as you want. first one for ten reps, ten reps, nine, eight, seven. it should take you 35 minutes. three moves for you that i'm going to -- three of my favorite moves. apple pickers. put a weight in your hand, work the obliques and shoulders. >> got it. >> move number two is a burpee. you can do a modified burpee, too, out, out, in, in. do ten of those and plank with a knee touch. give yourself a couple of knee touches. >> that's one of my favorite moves also. >> all three.
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last, but not least -- >> i don't see results. >> here is the deal. seriously. you don't invest in very good morning to you. 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia canon. new details on a homicide. police say this is the man who stabbed his own mother to death over the weekend. 20-year-old joseph was arrested saturday. neighbors say he stabbed his mother at their hayward home. it happened on la port avenue saturday night. neighbors say the grandmother came out of the house distraught asking for help. they say the man told one neighbor he had stabbed his mother. he will be in court tomorrow. want to check the morning commute now with mike. see how things are rolling. >> slowly, laura. here in oakland, we're looking north 880, you expect the slowdown to be here this time. but look at the maps, 880
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northbound, westbound, 580, northbound, all slower. not quite as bad as we sometimes see. but the rest of your bay, very slow, as well. red means 20s or below. that's going through san mateo, both directions for 101. union city and hayward, and in the northbound route, we still have a slower drive. the latest crash, north 101 right around the airport. that's bogging you down from 680 up past guadalupe parkway. >> another local news update in half an hour. we hope to see you then. in the meantime, have a great monday morning.
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it's 8:30 now on a monday morning, october 6th, 2014. frost and freeze advisory, the first for new england and upstate new york. >> i like it. >> the month of the pumpkins.
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al says you can't wear a jacket, you need something to workup to. >> but i have a jacket. >> you tricked me! >> bastille will perform their hit song "pompeii." you know the song. >> we lo love them. how about glenn close is stopping by, telling us what it took to get her back on broadway. >> how many pull-ups can you do? we have a guy who wants to set a world record by doing more than 4,182 in 24 hours, attempting it right here live in our studio. there he is. >> that guy? >> he started. >> 4,179 more to go. >> first let's get a check of the weather. >> i hate that guy. let me go on record by saying that. >> i knew you would say that. a risk of strong storms, texas into west virginia.
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beautiful weather out along the west coast. southeast looking good, too. and the northeast. then for tomorrow, we've got that wet weather hanging around in the upper great lakes, down to the gulf coast. western third of the country, looking pretty good. high surf advisories continue in southern california. look for showers making their way into interior sections of new england and new york as 8:32. happy monday. i'm meteorologist christina loren. a live look, a clear shot from san francisco. we still have low level fog. that'll be burning off quickly. temperatures are going to be warm today. mid-70s. for san francisco, up to 89 degrees in the south bay with steady cooling as we head further into your week. in fact, by about thursday, we'll be down to the 70s. we're still counting on that chance for rain not until late next week, but overall, future cast models picking it up. hope you have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. mr. lawyer? >> glenn close is a hollywood
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icon, who has put everythilayed from french royalty to cruella devil devil deville. is it like riding a bike? >> i hope so, yes. it makes me nervous when you say it has been 20 years. >> this show is heavy on dialogue. >> yes. >> and i think people often forget it's not just when you do a show for an actor or actress, learning lines. there are stage directions. you're supposed to be in a certain place when you deliver that line. is it overwhelming? >> well, i have to say that this particular play, edward albees of language is challenging and we've all come to a moment where you are on the floor. >> what happens if i forget a
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line? >> everyone is very sympathetic. when you get into the incredible rhythm of the play, which is what you try to find during rehearsals, then it slowly starts to come. and that is really fun, to do that kind of exploration. >> do you have nightmares about forgetting lines? >> of course i do. >> i would. >> not with this one yet. but -- oh, absolutely. all the time. >> what happens? it's not like elementary school where that teacher would lean forward and say follow the yellow brick road. what actually happens? >> well, you hope that either you learned it so -- it becomes subliminal or that your fellow actor will get you out of it. >> pick up and fill the space? >> yes. >> john lithgow, who you worked with in qurgs garth" said i'm the male glenn close and she's the female. do you know what he means by that? >> i wouldn't mind being taller, but he's very tall. i think he meant that we've kind
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of done everything. we started out basically the same time, in our generation that started in theater in new york. and he has done a lot of television. i've done television. he has done film. you know. and stage and we -- >> is there a natural chemistry there? >> oh, yeah. since "garth" he has been my friend. >> a co-worker of yours has said recently, you starred in "damages" with her. she said at first i was intimidated and then i learned she's just very shy. don't give me the shy look now. don't play shy on me. are you shy? >> when i was a child, i was morbidly shy. outside of my real family circle. and i think when you have that, you still have kind of a
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shyness. >> quite a career choice. >> not at all. so many actors are shy. they have this ability to express themselves -- it's easier for me to get up on stage and do something than it is to sing for my parents in the living room. >> you also get to be someone else? >> exactly. >> you don't have to stand up there as yourself. >> that's right. >> not bad for a shy kid, three tonys, three emmys, two golden globes. you slakd in the golden globes. have to pick one up there. six oscar nominations. they slacked there, not you. what are you looking for in ter terterm s of career now? what gets you motivated? >> exactly what i'm doing now. i had been away from the theater 20 years for one reason or another i think it's where my home is and it's where you really have to come up with the
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goods. and so at this point in my career, i was incredibly motivated to come back, be in a tough show, a challenging show with remarkable actors around me and get back to the basics of my craft. >> as i watched you over the last 20 or so years, you've always delivered the goods and i'm sure you will in this one. glenn, it's good to see you. >> thank you. >> "a delicate balance" opens october 20th. and a performance from the
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. the british band that took the u.s. by storm with their hit song "pompeii" and climbing the
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charts again with their new release of "bad blood," ladies and gentlemen, bastille. ♪ ♪ when all of your flaws and all of my flaws are laid out one by one a wonderful part of the mess that we made we pick ourselves undone ♪ ♪ all of your flaws and all of my flaws they lie there hand in hand ♪ ♪ ones we've inherited, ones that we've learned they pass from man to man ♪ ♪ there's a hole in my soul i can't fill it ♪
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♪ i can't fill it there's a hole in my soul ♪ ♪ can you fill it, the you fill it ♪ ♪ you have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve and i have always buried them deep question neeth the ground ♪ ♪ dig them up, let's finish what we've started ♪ ♪ dig them up so nothing's left unturned ♪ ♪ all of your flaws and all of my flaws when they have been exhumed, we'll see that we need them to be who we are ♪ ♪ without them we'd be doomed ♪ there's a hole in my soul, i can't fill it, i can't fill it ♪ ♪ there's a hole in my soul, can you fill it, can you fill it ♪
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♪ you have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve ♪ ♪ and i have always buried them deep beneath the ground ♪ ♪ dig them up, let's finish what we started ♪ ♪ dig them up so nothing's left unturned ♪ ♪ ooh ooh ♪ ooh ooh ♪ when all of your flaws and all of my flaws are counted ♪ ♪ when all of your flaws and all of my flaws are counted ♪ ♪ you have always worn your flaws upon your sleeve ♪
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♪ and i have always buried them deep beneath the ground ♪ ♪ dig them up, let's finish what we started ♪ ♪ dig them up, leave nothing left unturned ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, ♪ all of your flaws and all of my flaws are laid out one by one ♪ ♪ look at the wonderful mess that we made, we pick ourselves undone ♪ >> we'll have more music from bastille in a moment. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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series on "today" brought to you by toy yeet. >> we are very happy to welcome back bastille to our plaza. radio city music hall sold out. kyle simmons and chris wood, better known as woody. guys, welcome back. good to see you. >> thank you for having us. >> when you were here last time we asked you with all this success, do you feel like rock stars and you said it's too early. ask us in a few months. so, do you feel like rock stars? >> we might have been referring to too early in the morning. >> obviously with what's going on, do you now feel the whole idea of being rock stars? >> i mean, i've got a leather jacket. >> you look the part. there's no question about it. >> he's holding my guitar. >> has it been a whirlwind?
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>> that's true. >> has it been a whirlwind? >> it's been amazing. incredible summer, played 40 festivals around europe. it's great to be back in america and we're excited about that. much bigger than we ever thought we would play. we're really excited. >> radio city is pretty cool. >> it's insane. >> unbelievable we get to play that. >> while on tour you're writing new music. do you stand up on stage on a given night and listen to the great response to the hits you're singing and think, wow, that puts a lot of pressure on what we write next? >> yeah. >> sorry about that. that's my bad. >> i think when you stop to think about what we're doing, and what we did on the first album. hopefully, people will like it. >> you found enough time in your busy schedule to allow woody to propose and get married. is that the proposal? hey, sweetheart, if the band can
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find some time in tour dates, can we get married ? >> pretty much. i'm not very romantic, if you will. >> you have a very understanding wife, don't you? >> very tolerant, yeah. >> what are you going to sing? >> pompeii. >> i think i've heard that. ladies and gentlemen, bastille. ♪ eh-eh-o eh-o ♪ ♪ i was left to my own devices many days fell away with nothing to show and the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love great clouds roll over the hills
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bringing darkness from above ♪ ♪ but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all and if you close your eyes does it almost feel like sfwlnchts you've been here before how am i gonna be an optimist about this how am i gonna be an optimist about this ♪ ♪ we were caught up and lost in all of our vices in your pose as the dust settled around us ♪ ♪ and the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love great clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above ♪
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♪ but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all and if you close your eyes does it almost feel like you've been here before ♪ ♪ how am i gonna be an optimist about this how am i gonna be an optimist about this if you close your eyes ♪ ♪ e-eh-o eh-o eh-eh-o eh-o ♪ ♪ oh, where do we begin the rubble or our sins oh, where do we begin the rubble or our sins ♪ ♪ and the walls kept tumbling down in the city that we love ♪ ♪ great clouds roll over the hills bringing darkness from above ♪
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♪ but if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all and if you close your eyes does it almost feel like you've been here before ♪ ♪ how am i gonna be an optimist about this how am i gonna be an optimist about this if you close your eyes does it almost feel like nothing changed at all ♪ ♪ eh-eh-o eh-o eh-eh-o eh-o eh-eh-o eh-o eh-eh-o eh-o ♪ >> guys, thank you. bastille will be back with more music later on. meet the guy who is about to
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attempt to break the world record for the most pull-ups in 24 hours. first this is "today" on nbc.
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considered one of the greatest endorsed ironman in australia's history. this morning he embarks on a new history to set the guinness
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world record for pull-ups. alex enger, begguinness world record official. >> i've sort of been good at pul pull-ups so why not try? >> how are you going to break the record if you're only sort of good? >> a lot of training. >> alex, what does he have to do here? >> the chin has to hit the bar, his body has to remain completely straight and the elbows must be lowered completely. >> i didn't realize you didn't have a mike on because you didn't have a shirt to put the mike on. nevertheless, let's see what you've got. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> here we go. cain, are you in position? is he starting out right? >> he is. >> three, two, one, start. we'll be live streaming, today.com. see how it turns out for the
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cain man. >> i just pulled a pec. >> he's going to pace himself, doing this over a long period of time. >> officially on the clock right now. >> has a beer, hangs out. for 24 hours. we should try this. >> let's check in with willard. >> hey, new york, wish you were here with us to newport, rhode island. doris larkin, lovely lady, syracuse, in the great state of new york. we wish her a very happy birthday. she watches nbc news every night with brian williams. one of the great names in broadcasting. good for her. we appreciate that. thank you. >> and this is marguerite goodner, 104 years old today. she makes little dolls for her grandchildren. how about that? dale slingluff is 100 years old today from toledo, iowa.
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this is kelsey dotson from waxhaw in the great state of north carolina, 100 years old today. at 100, he still cuts the grass. does his own lawn mowing. how about that? new york, you are so good. you look great on television. i'm going to go home and watch the show. >> breaking news this morning at 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. jose ortega elementary school in san francisco is being evacuated right now. police and fire crews can investigate reports of an explosive device in the area. the school is located on sergeant street. so far, crews have gotten reports of a device, but they haven't actually found anything. the school was evacuated as a precaution. it's unclear at this point who
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reported seeing the incident, reporting it to police. we do have a crew headed to the scene and we'll bring you the latest update coming up in our next half hour. we will see you then. have a good morning.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, willie geist, natalie morales and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. big crowd out there on the plaza to welcome al roker home. >> yes! >> yes. >> and also bastille. >> yes, bastille. >> welcome back. >> thank you. thank you. >> was it mazing? >> it was the most humbling and at the same time awe-inspiring, to see the work that these men and women do, 24/7, unbelievable. bagram itself is like a city -- bagram air base. jay leno, iliza shlesinger,
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kevin eubanks and craig robinson. i saw the expendables. those are blast walls and they are all throughout the camp. and these folks, after we did our concert, a major came up to me and she said for two hours i forgot where i was. god bless you. and god bless them. >> that's what you wanted to do. >> we had a wonderful time. our producer did such a terrific job. our production crew. unbelievable work. but those men and women every day, you see them going out on patrol. it really is amazing. we had a rocket come into camp. >> did you really? >> the reality, you were talking about this earlier, you had to go into a bunker, right? >> yeah. we had to go into a bunker. it's an out of body experience, almost surreal. >> knowing you had this special audience to perform for, what
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did you do to get yourself motivated or was it just being in that moment and realizing -- >> you really are in the moment. i wanted to get people on and off, get to jay leno, who is unbelievable. the man has not missed a step. he is an amazing person. and he took pictures and signed autographs for literally five hours straight. iliza shlesinger, kevin eubanks, bringing people up on stage to sing and then craig robinson, mr. hot tub time machine. which they are doing the sequel. >> really? >> hot tub time machine two. he ended with the "star spangled banner." and it -- >> brought the house down? >> was electrifying. >> we have to praise you because this was your idea. you made the call and made this happen. people often ask is al roker as
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nice as he seems on tv? and i always say absolutely. this is proof of that. >> my kids have a different answer. >> they think you're nice, just not hip. >> i can't believe you got people on and off stage, roker material there. >> you practice on us every day. >> do you know what i did do when i got back? i went and had a mani/pedi with my daughter, leyla. >> what was that about? >> i literally -- i came back. i really missed you, dad. i said, let's go have -- i went for a haircut with nikki. i said do you want to go for a mani/pedi? >> nice. what color did you pick out? >> i went with clear. personally i was going to go with smokin' hot but decided that was a bit much. >> don't you love the nail -- we go in to get a mani/pedi, the names of the nail polishes. >> whoever dreams them up. >> one of the best jobs ever.
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>> go from dodging rockets at bagram to mani/pedi in 24 hours. >> daddy/daughter bonding. >> we'll show that wednesday. >> looking forward to it. unbelievable video to show you. i can't believe everybody is okay. nobody is even injured. watch this. a race crash caught on tape in italy. spectators watching this rally race. >> one girl on the curve just misses being crushed. >> it's mazing that they can be that up close. >> they run these on regular streets, rally car races. if you want to walk up and sit on a wall you can. >> you see the danger. >> somehow everybody gets out of the way or is lucky to not be hit by it. >> by the grace of god. >> one woman was slightly injured. >> she just misses being crushed by that car. >> one girl was treated for shock. the driver and passenger are taken to the hospital for minor injuries, a miracle in itself. >> this is like a hollywood movie. >> and the video, if you listen,
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you can hear that initial impact of the car with the curb. it sounds like an explosion. >> no time to get out of the way. here is an incredible story. truly a medical marvel. 36-year-old woman has become the first in the world to give birth with a womb transplant. the newborn was born without a womb, received a trans plant from a 61-year-old family friend, she received the womb. a year after that transplant, the embryo was transplanted and vincent was born by c-section, weighed just under four pounds. both are said to be fine, healthy and well and have returned home already. there are seven more women who also have received transplants. they hope to get pregnant soon but there were, of course -- as with medicine, there were others that did not take and they had to remove the womb. it's incredible. it's being done in sweden and a
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couple of other countries. i believe here in the u.s., in early stages where they're testing the idea of using womb transplants. that's hard to say. >> i was going to say. >> womb transplant. >> this is the first successful one they've done? >> the first successful one. imagine what that could do. >> gives a lot of people hope. >> if you can't carry a child, maybe down the road some day. >> a number of us have proposed or have been proposed to. you're still waiting. it's okay. i know you have. guys with lines -- no. it's true. >> finish the story. >> but anyway, guy's proposal filled with hot air. literally hot air. eric baretto was proposing to his fiance on a romantic hot air balloon ride. then it drifts off course, ends up in the surf. that's not good. little flame going. here is how eric -- >> the sunset was perfect. >> i don't know if they were paying attention to the sunset.
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here is how eric describes what happene happened. >> my fiance and i were getting engaged up there. next thing you know, the balloon was veering off toward the water and trying to get back to land. the air up there was so stagnant, we were going straight down. no matter what the pilot tried, we couldn't go back this way. >> wow! thankfully, nobody hurt. >> she said yes, i hope. >> although with all those life guards and bare-chested guys maybe she was having second thoughts. >> reversed it? >> maybe like a backup. >> that's wrong. that is wrong. give these surfers credit. they're the ones who towed them in. >> the guy drops the rope down. guys are on their surfboards pulls it in. >> like "bay watch." >> having backup because backup husband, i guess we dropped that
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story. >> you weren't on the conference call. >> no, no. adam. >> why would you bring that up? >> adam miller, did you not tell me we were doing that story? >> i did. >> we discussed it. >> but it was not on the -- >> let's get to this. tamron has a really great story. >> i do. thank you, natalie. >> this is your monday moment. >> our monday moment. >> great segue. georgia police officer has been battling stage five kidney failure, in need of a transplant. we've heard these stories before, long wait lists and seems there's no light at the end of this wait. in this case we're hoping to find a donor. he posed for a photo with his wife and daughters and were holding up a sign that says our daddy needs a kidney. this picture i'm holding up was posted to facebook and it went viral. viral videos. this picture went viral. it is incredible. hundreds of people offered to help the family, including chris carroll, a health consultant, in
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texas and ended up being a match. >> wow! >> uh-huh. the two underwent successful transplant operation late last month. the family and the photographer are now paying it forward. this is chris there. that's his match. and they are paying it forward by helping others. cute picture of the family says we found a kidney for daddy. all smiles in this. i love that they are paying it forward and they are looking to help others. it's easy now to focus in on their family and wow, but they're paying it forward. how cute? that's our monday moment. if you have a moment that you think will make us smile. make us feel good. anything positive. >> that we love to share. >> send it to us. #today'stake. we may show them later in the show. i love these on monday. a lot of people -- even if you worked on the weekend, had the day off, saturday, sunday, it's monday. you need something to get you
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started. now we're heading into the fall and winter. you don't have the sun and warmth. it's easy to get -- >> are you okay? >> i'm working it out in my head, why i want to be here. i need a monday pep talk. >> tamron needs a reason to get up in the morning. >> send me something so i will wake up. >> there you go. we've got a little bit of activity off the baja, california, coast. 60-mile-per-hour winds, tropical storm simon. quickly making its way across the gulf of california and into the southwest. all that moisture will begin streaming by the area of green. you can see it pushing into southern california, parts of arizona and new mexico. we're talking one to three inches of rain. it might not sound like a lot, it's enough to make it flood in those areas. they've been seeing a lot of flooding already this fall. western third of the country looking spectacular. high surf advisories in southern california. they'll con
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9:10. good monday morning. i'm christina loren. crystal clear. take a look at ocean beach. that cooling low cloud cover has returned. and definitely dropping your numbers by a good 3 to 5 degrees from yesterday's highs. we're going to see that cooling kick in with a stronger onshore flow by the middle of the week. 88 degrees on the peninsula, the east shore, 84 degrees, tomorrow, we take your temperatures down even more so. and then we'll bring in that steady cooling all week long. hope you have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. i missed the pink or swim thing when i was away. >> you did. >> let me fill you in. go to today.com. vote for which one of the four of us you would like to see dunked in a tank filled with pink water. after you vote, you can donate right here at today.com. it all benefits the avon foundation for women. here is the deal. we have to raise $10,000 if one
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of us is going in the drink. if we don't get $10,000, no one gets dunked. it's more important to give, if you can. >> who do people want dunked right now? >> the dunk would be this friday. >> tamron is in the lead. >> polling just in from chuck todd. let's see. do we have the numbers here? we're just going to say them. fantastic. tamron at 42%. natalie, creeping up on her at 38%. there it is. >> i need to vote for natalie. >> al, you and i looking pretty good down there. >> voting for willie. >> someone punished you for that. we still have money to raise here. when you go to vote make that click. >> here is what would be cool if the two of you tied and both of you had to go in. make that happen, america. >> no. one of the stars of
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joshua jackson is best known from the hit show "dawson's creek" that ran for five seasons. >> remember those days? now he's starring in a new drama called "the affair." the loss of a child and a rocky marriage. >> my mom asked us to drop by tonight. >> oh. >> she wanted to do something. i told her it was all right. she's going to cook lasagna. everybody is going to be there. >> great. >> allison. i w
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let's try to have a good day today. >> it's a real pick-me-up that show. first thing on a monday morning. >> first feel-bad show of the year. >> it's going to start some conversations. >> i think it is. and that's not representative to the total show. that relationship is in the process of falling apart, but there's another -- the affair, obviously, is happening. that character is falling in love on the other side. so there's a little bit of that good stuff in there as well. >> you get two perspectives, almost as if you're playing two characters? >> i'm actually not one of the perspectives. it's from her side and then the man she's having the affair with, from his side as well. each episode is broken into those two pieces. you'll hear his story and his version of the same story and they don't match up. >> it's funny. natalie pointed tout me there's a lot of nudity in the show. i didn't even notice when i was watching. >> dark natalie. >> yeah. well, yeah. >> more reason to watch.
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>> and montauk, did you have to worry about -- >> the shrinkage issue? >> yeah. >> why does it always go back to the shrinkage issue? >> he was sort of alluding to that. >> having a cup of coffee, they just splattered it all across the television screen. >> it's a legitimate question. there are actors and actresses who won't do nudity. >> for a man it's less difficult. there's less of abuse of power when you're asking a man to walk around with his shirt off. for a woman, i think you need to provide a much more protected space. and then it really depends on who the crew is and who the other actor is. ruth, who plays my wife, is just a lovely woman and a very -- you
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know, strong and comfortable in herself. once you have a good rapport, hopefully you get past the awkwardness portion that have. >> it's ten episodes now, right? you kind of have an end? you know where it's going or could it continue? >> we just finished the last -- >> could it continue? >> it could definitely continue. the executive who stayed with the show, they've always talked about it as a three-season show, sort of chapters in the book. the first one definitely ends, comes to a conclusion. but there's certainly an idea for a second and third season. >> 20th anniversary "the mighty ducks," your first film. i loved that movie. >> it is crazy. it's actually the 23rd anniversary of the first one. >> wow! >> and i think the 20th anniversary of the second one. >> you still hear about it, i'm sure, every day. >> and randomly, i mad a movie in 1998 with one of your other
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guests and i just met his son and told me his daughter is in high school now. >> welcome to our world. >> and then also the other benefit of my life, all of my awkward high school moments are caught on camera. i haven't seen those pictures in quite a while but oh, boy. >> we love taking you down. >> you're doing okay. >> i survived. >> "the affair" premieres on showtime this sunday, october 12th. coming up next, an important health alert to tell you about. later on, if you ever wonder who had is running the show around here, take a look at our control room. >> i want to see every pore on al's face. >> no, you don't. >> zoom in on al's face. >> horror. shock and horror. >> ryan, go to break. shock and horror. >> ryan, go to break. >> sir, we're loaded and getting ready to go... ...we're going to need you on the runway.
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good monday morning, it's 9:26. we have an update to bring to you now to breaking news. students and staff have been evacuated from jose ortega elementary school in san francisco. this so police and fire crews can investigate reports of an explosive device in the area. san francisco police tell us they received a call from that school around 8:00 this morning regarding a possible threat. thus far, crews have just gotten reports of a gudevice but have t located anything on campus. we have a crew headed to the scene right now. we'll bring you the latest update in the next half an hour. also new this morning, the san leandro walmart are alleged shoplifters opened up overnight is back open at this hour. two men tried to steal something from the store but were
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immediately confronted by a security guard. instead of giving up, one of the men pulled out a gunfiring off at least eight rounds. nobody, amazingly, was hit. one of the suspects was hurt, though. it's unclear how that happened. both men have been arrested. one witness tells us that when the shots went off, shoppers scrambled to the back of the store and pulled the fire alarm. coming up right after this break, we'll have a look at your weather and your traffic. stay with us.
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welcome back now. i want show you this picture of san francisco. we're actually seeing some clearing here. we have thick, patchy fog. travel cautiously along one, it should be clearing throughout the next couple of hours. temperatures are going to be warm today, 89 degrees for the south bay. 84 on the east shore, 93 degrees, kind of a hot day shaping up for you out in wine country. but the good news is, we're going to keep on taking those temperatures down, back to natural ac by thursday. and friday, just a touch warmer through the weekend.
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next week, late next week counting on some rain. here's mike and your drive. >> clearing here. this is fremont south 880. it is jammed up. this is what we're talking about. the orange and the red still continuing here south of the dunbarton bridge. in that mess, a disabled big rig hauling. sounds like a load of stakes. we're looking over here toward westbound 84. the dunbarton bridge very slow. some folks trying to avoid that backup. 101 looks better than 880. and there's 101 across the golden gate bridge. >> don't hear that very often. stakes all over the roadway. we'll have another look coming up in 25 minutes. see you then.
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welcome back to "today," monday, othctober 6th, 2014. we have quite a treat in our studio this morning. i'm willie along with al, natalie and tamron. the harlem globe trotters. >> have they ever won a game? >> struggling this year as well. >> honoring members of the military in a very special way. big easy, ant, cheese and ball. welcome, harlem globetrotters. you're going to be on the intrepid to announce the hometown hero initiative. tell us about that. >> hometown heroes, for retired
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and present and, you know, just doing it for the military. we want to honor them. also this year we're playing with a camouflage ball, as you can see. we're going to donate a portion of our game to them so we can show them how much we care about them as well. >> that's very cool. you travel around the world. what do you get out of this, playing for these crowds? >> great tradition we have, great memories. you could be 9 or 90 years old. the high-flying dunks, flashy passes, great showmanship, big easy and if you've be-- we've bn around 89 years. it's humbling to be here. >> the big circle. >> nominate a hometown hero. when we come to your city -- >> ticket goes on sale today, 2015 world tour. >> hey, hey! >> is that the master circle?
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that's it? >> hey! >> whoa! . ♪ ♪ >> while you guys are doing that, i'm going to walk over and -- i've got to do the weather. come on over. show us some moves as we do the weather. that's it. slam dunk with the weather. there they go. for "today" we're looking at a risk of strong storms. all right. there you go. hey, put your finger up. >> oh, yeah. >> hey now. >> hey! and as we sh
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9:32. wow. that was really cool. we're taking a live look here at san francisco. mostly clear here. we do have some thick fog still hugging the coastline as we head throughout the day today, temperatures will be warm. we're talking about 93 degrees, but this is the last day of the low 90s in the north bay. 84 degrees for the east shore, 89 in the south bay. and the good news is, temperatures are going to return to average as we head through tomorrow, and then by thursday, the natural ac turns back on for the entire bay area. hope you have a great day. >> that's your latest weather. >> there are jerseys all over the floor. it's like a locker room. >> jerseys on the floor. >> the days of "i know what you did last summer," ryan phillippe. >> "catch hell" which he also co-wrote and stars in. take a look.
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>> what is going on? >> i'm diana's husband. >> i have no idea what you're talking about. >> hand me that gator thumper. you're never ain't gonna touch what ain't yours again. >> ryan phillippe, good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> you seem to do it all as well. do you do what the globetrotters do as well? >> i don't. you all looked great. >> no, we didn't. >> i sent everybody to lunch. i don't know why they're still here. >> did you guys get the cue? >> you co-wrote the script. >> i did. >> direct this thing. you've got a lot going on here. >> it was a relatively simple story, something of a modern version of "misery" an actor kidnapped by a guy's wife who he had an affair with. there's a little dark humor in it. it's a thriller in the vein of
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"misery" and "deliverance." >> what is it like directing ryan phillippe? word in the industry is he's very difficult. >> he is. i know how to handle him. there's sort of like a reality. i'm playing myself, essentially. there wasn't a tremendous amount of prep work to do because i was being me basically. as if i were kidnapped on location in louisiana. >> this is in -- with your kids, your son that's older, would he be able to take this? >> no. no. this is more -- >> another movie. >> it's called "catch hell." >> yeah, exactly. >> that is kind of a tease. >> give away. kids, you can't see this one. >> producers of "saw" as well, which gives some indication of what the film is like. is it difficult to wear that many hats, directing, starring? how do you manage all of that? >> the next one i'm going to
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direct this winter, i'm not going to star in which i can't wait. it was difficult for that reason. my co-writer and i wrote it by design so i could do both jobs. it's pretty exhausting but exciting, too. to get to make your first movie, it's so difficult to have it come to pass. >> how long since you've been rising up through the ranks of acting, was that in the back of your mind as a goal? >> it absolutely was, and working with guys like robert altman and clint eastwood only confirmed that. taking into my first experience as a director was invaluable. i can't thank those men enough. robert, of course, has pasd on. but clint was a huge mentor in that regard. >> in addition to acting, directing and all those things, you have a special talent, some passion for singing? >> for singing. >> oh, that's -- >> singing particular stuff. >> this is something you
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probably read that is when i first start mied career. >> yes. >> which is like 20 years ago. i am not going to sing. >> why? >> i don't sing. i would sooner rap than sing. >> come over this way. >> if it's an opportunity to get in the shower with you, al that, i'm excited about. >> there you go. hold on just a second. here we have our shower area. >> you guys. that's so silly. i'm here promoting my gritty film and you're going to put me in a shower. >> if you were to sing about your gritty indy film, "catching hell," what would you sing? >> are you really doing this to me? i am not a singer. i can make some noise with this thing. i would like you to sing, al. >> all right. we were told that -- >> sinatra. >> this is why you should do preinterviews, right? >> obviously, i thought we had. but i guess we didn't. so you're not a big -- you're
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not a big sinatra singer? >> that's a misprint i think. >> on wikipedia, it said i make jam. >> you can't believe wikipedia. "catch hell" opens friday. we'll see if we can get our next guest to sing for us. luke evans. we're so sorry. ...happy birthday! make a wish buddy. ok now mom's going to cut the cake. arrrrrrrghh!!!! family laughing we all have a disney side. who wants ice cream? and the best place to show it is disney parks. so come to the place where the entire family can laugh, let loose and play together. disney parks. come on. it's time to show your disney side. and she gave me advice.
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just in time for halloween, a new movie about a classic blood-thirsty mortal. >> one of our producers -- did you know that according to the guinness world book of records, drak dracula is the most. now dracula comes to life again in a story that tells us how
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dracula came to be. >> no. stop it. >> i chose this. >> this strength you sought. >> luke evans is dracula. oh! >> wow! >> how did that happen? >> i've acquired it on the film and have been using it ever since. >> that's quite the entrance. >> yeah, yeah. >> so, luke, let's talk about this movie "dracula untold." what do we need to know about dracula that we don't know already you? bring a bit of history into this version of it. >> we've seen, as you said, al, there have been dracula movies. we base the story back in the 1400s with the historic figure who actually inspired bram
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stroker. it's not the dracula people know. it's the dracula people don't know. >> i can't help but notice, you've got teeth that are kind of -- >> those are yours. >> are they really? >> they are. it's the oddest thing. see, they look good on that screen there. >> you could be dracula. >> i was born to play a vampire at some point in my career. they're huge. a lot of people think i had them filed for the film. but, no. >> no? >> that would be silly. >> and painful. >> and painful, yes. yeah. >> so transform yourself into this character. you had to have hair extensions. >> i did. >> something i don't know anything about. what does it take you each day to get ready for this? >> hair extensions, as you women know, they put them in and about three weeks later they start
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falling out and you have to have them replied. it takes about seven hours. horrible. i don't know why people do it. >> that look there. >> my hair was a bit longer. it made it just -- but hell. hell. absolutely hell. and the armor, that was hell, too. it looks fantastic. that's what's most important. but it was very uncomfortable to fight in. >> this is your first leading role. you've been in huge blockbuster films but this is your first leading role? title role. it's not just a title but dracula and i'm picking up the baton from a legacy. >> like to scare people around here. >> luke evans, thank you so much. dracula untold opens up next friday. dracula untold opens up next friday. we'r the answer to treating your dog's fleas and ticks is staring you right in the face. nexgard, from the makers of frontline® plus. it's the only soft, beef-flavored chew that kills both fleas and ticks. vets recommend it.
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oh, yeah the rhythm of my life ♪ >> bastille, thank you. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. insurance companies are spending millions of dollars
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>> kathie lee and hoda are next with wwe superstar john cena. >> you may remember her from the blurred lines video, now starring in "gone girl," emily ratajkowski is joining the at 1-800-dentist, we're about one thing.
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students. crews have not found anything suspicious but students will not be able to return to class, of course, until officials give an all clear. new video of damage left behind by fire at a strip mall at walnut creek. a fire gutted a wine store destroying hundreds of bottles of wine. firefighters say when they arrived, they found a gas can on the scene. later saw surveillance video that showed a homeless person they recognized in the area at the time of the fire. police found the man, arthur holden nearby with items they say he stole from that burning building. he was arrested and booked on arson, commercial burglary and a parole violation. well, let's check your weather with christina. >> hey, thank you. gorgeous day shaping up in san francisco for that giants game today. temperatures will be warm, though. 86 degrees on the peninsula. that's a hot day. and yeah, 77 with the return, some of those cooling clouds in san francisco. 89 degrees for the south bay, another hot one for you, 92 for the north bay.
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and the east shore today at 83 degrees. here's the deal. today we take your temperatures down a few degrees from yesterday. significant cooling by midweek. and then a big pattern change coming your way. more on this today at 11:00. right now, here's mike and your drive. >> well, this shot looks just fine for san jose. look at the map, just north of there, we have all of this red from 880 up towards the lawrence expressway, a crash blocking three of your five lanes there. that's three right lanes. two left lanes open. no major injuries, but a major backup over the last 20 minutes. the rest of your bay looking pretty smooth. slow off the castro valley y. we have a concern. because of the fog still impeding your view, slow it down a bit. back to you. >> we'll have an update on that school situation coming for you in half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. thanks so much for joining us for a fun day monday, october 6th. hope you had a wonderful, wonderful weekend. we have a big show today. >> we certainly do. emily rodakowski, one of the actresses in "gone girl." she plays the mistress. >> yes, without giving anything away, i guess. >> she also was in the video, a lot of the guys know it, "blurred lines." keep watching it on repeat. >> she's a beautiful girl. you can see why he's tempted. >> yes. >> okay. so i want to talk about this,
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hoda woman, shine a light thing. >> we'll talk about this later. >> we are? >> a little segment on it. cincinnati bengals player whose daughter leah is battling cancer. josh elliott did a piece on it. >> there is a rumor going around that you and i are going to be at the wwe raw tonight at barclay center in -- >> what? >> i don't think it is a true rumor. >> john cena is here and he -- first of all, part of the reason we did it is because we fell in love with john cena. he came here last times, you guys -- >> should we remind everyone of how adorable he was and how we fell in love. >> he granted a wish to a young boy named nick. he was born with heart issues and he endured all these surgeries and john walked out and surprised him. look at his face. >> he shakes his hand. >> can i get a seat, is that all right? can you hold on to this for a
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second? >> cool! >> look at him. he's speechless. >> we're happy to report that we reached out and we actually did hear back from his family, from nick. little nick. he's doing great and the family went on a disney vacation this summer, he's taking karate to get -- he's going to go for his orange belt next week. >> we're going to speak to john in a little bit. also, by the way there is a little distraction in the studio these days because -- >> yeah. there is some -- >> every now and then you hear grunting and we wondered what could it possibly be? >> not unusual around here. >> there is a guy doing pull-ups, cane eckstein. he's trying to break the guinness book of world record for the most pull-ups in one hour. the record, 4,182. he does them, takes a second, takes a breath. >> he can go to sleep for a while if he wanted to.
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it is the amount in a certain amount of time. we could watch him all day long. how are you doing, cane? you good? >> good. >> oh, good. he's got -- >> where are you keeping that microphone? okay. i don't want to objectify him, that would be so wrong. >> i'm glad he's doing it without his shirt on. >> me too. >> okay. >> okay. i guess i did take a weekend picture. i forgot. it was a beautiful weekend, except for saturday. fall is in the air. >> oh, gorgeous. >> the leaves are already dropping and changing and all kinds of stuff. and hoda woman went to see a movie that did not get the best reviews, but -- >> how it didn't, i'm shocked. a movie called "this is where i leaf you" with jane fonda, jason batem bateman, tina fey, an amazing cast. it is poignant, you'll laugh, you'll cry. i can't believe it was one of those blockbuster juggernauts, feel good movie and it was so great. it is about a family who loses, i guess, jane fonda's character's husband passes away
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and all these siblings have to stay there for ten days and none of them want to be there because they have stuff to do and they're forced. all the shenanigans, it is so great. >> i want to see it. i should never listen to reviews. i should not listen to reviews. i'll see it now. >> it is so great. >> i'll wait until it comes out but i want to see it. i ask the question when we lose a beloved iconic member of anyone in the world, when is it too soon to make a joke about them or do a sketch about them or over the weekend -- >> yes, sarah silverman was hosting "snl" and she did a bit about joan rivers in heaven. and it is mixed reviews on twitter and things where she was -- there were other celebs who passed away and joan is roasting them. so there is richard crier is there, eartha kitt, freddie mercury. here is a clip of joan roasting steve jobs. >> ladies and gentlemen of
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heaven, please welcome miss joan rivers! >> thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. heaven, are you serious? me in heaven? so many incredible people here tonight. even steve jobs right here. incredible. steve, i hope you're forced to buy a newer better casket every six months so you can see how we feel. am i right? listen, people, comedy is to make us laugh and to deal with things. so open the gates, let me in here, let's start this show! thank you, you're wonderful. good night! >> also ben franklin was on the end and so she -- wasn't for you? >> wasn't for me. i'm sorry, i'll be as honest as i always am, it was a bad impression of her and wasn't funny at all. so joan, if it had been funny,
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joan would have loved it. that's my take. >> and sarah silverman and joan were very close friends. >> yeah. >> she said when i guess sarah went on jimmy kimmel after joan passed away, she said she was broken inside because she loved her so much. >> joan went way over the line many, many times as well and comedy is not pretty sometimes. and joan sometimes took on people who had just passed away and, you know, so all i know is one thing she did not forgive is if you weren't funny. did not. i don't know. did it work for you? >> i didn't think it was that funny. i watched the whole thing and i watched through it and maybe it was too soon. okay, so, watch what happens live is going to be on tonight. >> right. >> andy cohen sits down with teresa and joe giudice. >> we don't know how to say -- >> giudice. she's come on three times and each time it is something different, different pronunciation. they were sentenced, as you guys know, for their tax fraud or -- and all that stuff. 41 months the husband got. teresa got 15 months.
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>> for fraudulent mortgage and construction loans totalling $5 million, you guys. >> they did plead guilty. teresa will serve her 15 months first and then her husband joe -- her husband joe will go in so someone is watching the children. >> here's the thing about it. obviously they pleaded guilty, so they knew they had done wrong, didn't want to get caught, they got caught. she is a very likable lady when she's been around us. we have no problem with that. i'm just surprised that the judge didn't give -- make joe serve his sentence first. her children are -- i'm not sure what age they are, 12, 13, they're in that area. if he's got to serve four years or so, then that gets them off to college and keeps their mother at home with them. and then she -- i don't know. it seems strange that she would serve first and how he's going to make a living while she's in prison. >> i see another bravo for -- >> i wonder if cameras will be on the men. anyway, they did speak to andy
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cohen, we got a teaser. but andy asked her if she had been in denial in regards to the involvement in the fraud case. here is what she had to say. >> well, i do need to rethink before i sign, i do need to understand things before i sign them. i can't just -- i'm a trustworthy person, and sometimes i take, you know, what other people say and i just believe them and i trust them. and i can't do that anymore. >> what is your biggest fear about going to prison? >> i just think about my daughters. >> that's it? >> that's all i think about. >> what did she say to you? >> she said it is going to be okay, you know, and she is being strong for me, i can tell, and she's, like, mommy, don't worry about it, i'll be there, i'll be there, you know, i'll help daddy with the girls, and she makes me want to be a better mom.
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they'll prepare me for when i'm a mom and i'm like, it broke my heart when she said that. >> wow. >> so anyway, i feel for her. >> it is heart breaking. >> the kids are 13, 11, 8 and 5. so -- >> and they'll serve two years of probation after they served their prison time. >> yes. >> this is serious. >> it is. >> anyway, wish that family well. >> your favorite thing. >> we're going to have everyone has a story this thursday, we're running out of time to talk to our winner. we'll get to that. there is a guy i've fallen in love with, anthony destefano. he writes the greatest children's books. i fell in love with this "i just can't take it anymore." it is all for a child about faith and all the things that go wrong in their lives. $10 on amazon.com. bless your children with this. adorable. hoda? >> this is called miracle dogs rescue stories by liz stavrindze.
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monday night raw. >> now john and the wwe invited -- >> yep. >> me and hoda. >> oh, no. >> tonight at brooklyn's barclays center for the third annual wwe susan g. komen courage conquer cure partnership for breast cancer awareness. are we ready? >> we're ready. ladies and gentlemen, please welcome wwe superstar, the one, the only john cena! >> wouldn't it be embarrassing if he tripped? >> thank you so much. >> how are you, john? >> good to see you, buddy. >> thank you. >> so, this was a big mistake. i'm on the record telling you. why do you want me and hoda there? >> are they going to boo us? >> i will just say that the wwe universe, what we consider our fans, they're very vocal. be ready for anything. >> what does that mean exactly? >> i don't like to get booed. >> believe it or not, from a guy cheered and booed, it is a sign of appreciation. >> affection? >> yes.
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>> why wdo this boo you? how could it be? >> that's a long story. i just think i've been doing this for a long time and i just think there is a portion of our audience that also wants to see new stars be equally as successful. so like i said, a sign of respect, they express their discontent. as long as they're loud, that's okay with me. >> we liked having you last time. that must be such a great part of your job. you meet this adorable kid named nick, whose dream is to meet you and you walk out -- >> who has his wrestling name, nick the stitch. yes, really cool thing on monday night raw, we picked three make-a-wish kids and they got to have their own wwe entrance with their own name. it was a neat thing. thank you for orchestrating this. >> this is not uncommon among the guys. they're all very active in the communities and trying to make the world a better are place. while they're knocking the guts out of each other in the ring.
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>> we have a 20-year relationship with make-a-wish foundation. we're always on tour. we always go to the places. we can always meet kids and families. this is our third year partnership with susan g. komen, raising money through sales and merchandise and sending a positive message as well through the t-shirts. >> love it. you have a girlfriend. >> i do. >> the diva, nicky bella. >> that's his girlfriend. >> that's his girlfriend. hello. you are on that e show total divas. there is drama. i want to see you two in action. let's take a look. >> oh, boy. >> told you i don't want to get married and i don't want to have kids and you do want to get married and do want to have kids so i feel like this is a time dom on our hands. >> are you sure you're happy? >> i'm extremely happy. i love you to death. >> oh. >> you don't want to get married or have kids? that surprises me. >> i'm at a very good place in my life.
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i love being a part of the wwe. and it is truly a full time job and we're always on the road and i wouldn't want to short any family member or partner by looking back and saying i was never there for you. i put all that in perspective. it was a big choice. as of right now -- >> is she going to beat us up when we get there tonight? your girlfriend? >> she is a bit protective, but she's beautiful and wonderful and if she's listening, i'm totally in love with her and i hope she's having a great day. >> all right. >> she's going to whip our -- >> i'm scared of her too. all right. >> we look forward to seeing you tonight. that's a lie. i'll see you tonight. all right. monday night raw. what does that mean? >> i don't know. >> 8:00, 7:00 central on the usa network. >> all the celebrity gossip you may have missed over the weekend in "today's buzz." >> and we ha our "name your price" tool helps -- oh, jamie, you got a little something on the back of your shoe there.
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model and actress emily ratajkowski became an overnight sensation as the sexy girl in the "blurred lines" video who robin thicke and everyone else in the universe -- >> and now she's in "gone girl," centers on nick dunne played by ben affleck whose wife is mysteriously missing. she plays the mistress, but when she shows up in the middle of the investigation, nick gets a little nervous. >> did you by any chance tell anybody anything about us, texting, facebook or -- >> facebook? i'm not stupid, nick. >> i know. did you leave a pair of red panties in my office? >> i don't know. maybe. they better be mine. >> sweetheart, think. >> i don't know. i have to check my red panty inventory. >> andy, i need you to take this seriously. the last time we're going to see each other until -- >> until when? >> until it is safe. >> you were going to get a divorce. >> don't ever say that out loud
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again. >> oh. >> she does some trampy stuff. >> how are you? >> nice to see you guys too? how are you doing? >> number one movie in the country, biggest david fincher opening ever. this is your film debut? >> my first film. i went on friday, i went to a movie theater -- >> what was it like? i walked in and the whole movie theater was full, i had to sit in front row. i watched myself like -- like my neck hurt. it is a 2 1/2 hour movie, no joke. >> what is it like watching with other people? >> i was just, like -- i came in late, which was part of the problem, why i sat in the front row, but -- >> most people get their first job acting in a movie, a little independent and then they -- your first acting job in a movie and you're with david fincher, who is really renowned director and very demanding one too. and you're all of a sudden one day, the next you're making out and more with ben affleck.
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>> yes. >> what was that like? >> the whole experience was a little surreal. i have to be honest. ben affleck is one of those -- you know his face. i grew up with his face. not sure if he would love that, but i did. and i went into an audition and there is this, like, really tall, handsome guy and i'm, like, my god, that's ben affleck. i read -- i went to the cattle call with girls with brown eyes and brown hair and i thought, like, who knows, you know? then i went in for david and i thought, cool, i'll get to meet one of my favorite directors and there is ben affleck. >> if people don't know your name by now, they will soon. i was paging through the news. i have to be careful about how we show the picture. >> there is a spread -- >> just the right amount of dirt. >> wrong one. >> i just saw this. my first time -- >> yeah. >> we have instagram photos. they went for it. >> congratulations. >> yeah. >> we're so glad. >> movie is a huge hit, in
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information about who they are looking for. investigators say that three men were trying to steal something in the store when they were confronted by a security guard. instead of giving up, witnesses tell us one of the men pulled out a gun. shot off at least eight rounds. nobody hit, two suspects arrested. officials recovered the weapon, as well. one witness says when the shots went off, shoppers scrambled to the back of the store and pulled the fire alarm. well, we'll check your weather and traffic coming up after the break. insurance companies are spending millions of dollars trying to mislead you about the effects of proposition 46. well here's the truth: 46 will save lives. it will save money too. i'm bob pack, and i'm fighting for prop 46 because i lost my two children to preventable medical errors and i don't want anyone else to lose theirs.
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christina loren. it's not going to be as hot for today, but it is our final day of 80s at your local beaches. you'll hit about 77 degrees with the return of that fog in san francisco. 86 degrees for the peninsula. half moon bay today at about 82 degrees. another hot one, meanwhile for the south bay, we're in the upper 80s. and low 90s in the north bay valleys. 96 the hot spot in the tri-valley. the cooling begins today although you probably won't notice it inland until midweek. and then by next week, the end of next week in particular, we're counting on a big pattern change including rain. more on that today at 11:00. first, here's mike and your drive. >> look at 101 through san jose, much better, as well, though. the slowdown continues up towards lawrence expressway where all lanes have cleared in the last 15 minutes. recovering back at 680 where we took the live look. standard for your time on this monday. a big flow of traffic heading here as well as the san mateo bridge. the metering lights are on.
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not much more drama than you see right here, scott. that's good. >> more local news coming up in half an hour at 11:00. we'll see you then. we're back with more of "today" on this fun day monday. time to do what we always do around this time and getty caught up on "today's buzz." >> with the inside scoop on all the celebrity gossip is entertainment weekly correspondent nina teraro. we last left george and amal, they were getting married. >> my invitation got lost in the mail. now that the wedding is over, they settled down into amal's dre dream home. they bought a home that cost over 5 million pounds, not too far from the downton abbey estate used in the miniseries. a beautiful english estate perfect for the two love birds. >> they're going to live there. >> they're going to live there. jorb george has homes all over the
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world, italy and l.a. this looks like it is home base. to me, it settles the question of whether amal will continue working. the estate is 50 miles from london. she can commute back and forth and continue her work as a human rights attorney. >> downton abbey, did i read somewhere that george was going to be -- going to star in downton abbey? >> a little bit art imitating life because the house is so close to downton abbey and he'll be starring in an upcoming christmas special for the show which will air in the u.s. >> awesome. >> can't forget, this house really signifies they have it all, which is why bill murray did not bring a wedding gift to their celebration a couple of weeks ago. he told the press, i didn't bring a wedding gift because they have everything and george and amal did say we don't need wedding gifts. >> let's talk about beyonce. she keeps surprising people and she did a makeup free selfie. >> she took to twitter and posted a makeup free selfie which took the world by storm. she's looking like flawless, just like me on an average saturday. >> how do we know it is makeup
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free? >> no lipstick, no false eyelashes. she looks gorgeous, wearing the floral crown, which every inch of a queen. she did not have to add a caption to get over a million likes. i'm going to read a little bit here and say this is her way of saying everything is coming up roses because she just turned 33, settled over divorce rumors, she's at the top of her game, she's giving us a sense she is at peace. >> yeah. >> sometimes you see her like that at the beach with just hair casual -- >> i don't hang out like that. >> we have the photos and stuff. so the box office, interesting. "gone girl" nur," number one, not by a lot. >> earned $38 million at the box office, followed behind with "annabel," that creepy horror movie, number two with $37.2 million. >> close. >> horror movie and thriller season. >> did "gone girl" underperform even though it is number one? >> it surpassed expectations.
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now to our shine a light story and hoda's "truly brave" video that is everywhere. it went viral. last night the video helped bring an entire stadium to its feet. >> it was incredible. fans and players set aside their rivalries to unite over a cause and one little girl, near and dear to my heart, we'll have more on that in a minute. first, nbc 's josh elliott is here with her story. >> what an extraordinary night it was made possible by the great people at foxborough, massachusetts. obviously the nfl has been in the news a lot of late. and not always for the best of reasons. but there has been this, a story of a cincinnati bengals player, devon still, and his 4-year-old daughter leah, devon's devotion, leah's remarkable spirit have inspired fans all across the country. take a look.
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>> i had somebody tell me you won't remember your life before you had a child. did you experience something like that? >> the time she was born is the time that sticks out to me. those are the best times of my life. >> pray for me. >> she's probably one of the smartest kids i ever met. she always has a smile on her face. i think to have her at such a young age allowed me to grow into a man faster. >> on his days off, devon still travels to wilmington, delaware, to visit his daughter leah, who lives there with her mother. on june 2nd, he made this trip to see her in a dance recital, but instead she was sluggish and complained of pain in her leg. >> she only complains about leg pain when we say go clean your
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room. we didn't think nothing of it. when we told a doctor, they touched her leg and she jumped in pain. the doctor came out, and instantly the doctor's lips started shaking. and i kind of got myself prepared to hear my worst fear, they found a tumor in her stomach and i did believe it was stage four neuroblastoma. >> the tumor was the size of a grapefruit. the cancer had already spread to her bone marrow and lymph nodes and she was given only a 50% chance of survival. >> where are you going? >> i don't know. >> when you had to tell her, can't imagine what that must have been like. >> one point that stuck out to me, she was crying. i remember her looking at me and said to me, dad, this is all your fault, you should have never brought me to the hospital. i broke down crying because i didn't -- i didn't know what to
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say. when we first decided to make my daughter's story public, we had a vision we wanted to bring as much awareness to pediatric cancer as possible. >> leah's fight soon became a national story. devon's team, the cincinnati bengals took the extraordinary step of signing him to its practice squad. this allowed him to focus on leah, while also ensuring access to the nfl's health insurance plan to cover her treatments. the team also decided to donate all the profits from the sale of his jersey to pediatric cancer research and to date, sales have raised over $1 million. but before leah's story even broke, she had a starring role in another initiative, to raise money for pediatric cancer research. hoda's truly brave music video. >> you know what's funny?
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i met leah, she was so cute, right? she was, like, hi, chatty and fun. and i had no idea, none, who her father was. only after we shot it we did it and someone said, wait a second is this young girl the same young girl whose father is the football player and we went and we did one of those, like, are you kidding me kind of things. >> she was just another kid in that video. what was that experience like for her? >> it was a great experience for her. she loved every moment of it. every time she's on the tv, she calls me and tells me how she's a movie star. everybody is keeping my daughter's spirits up and i definitely appreciate all the attention she's getting. >> in a sea of nfl stories that leave you shaking your head, there is this one. she is so full of light and love and joy, this kid, and if you watch her on screen for five seconds, you know exactly how much she's loved. >> the night before surgery to remove her cancerous tumor, leah
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wanted to go to the movies. >> hello, miss leah. >> that was great. >> nice to meet you. >> devon rented a theater for all of her family and friends and leah was treated to a world premiere. ♪ say what you wanna say and let the words fall out ♪ ♪ honestly i wanna see you be brave ♪ >> she's a fighter. you always expect your child to look up to you. but i've been looking up to my daughter. i'm ready for today. are you ready for today? are you ready to get this cancer out you? let's do it. fist bump. >> after a nearly six-hour surgery, doctors were able to successfully remove leah's tumor. but months of treatment still lie ahead before she can be considered cancer free.
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>> she's way stronger than i ever have been. for her to be able to continue to smile through all this, and continue to still have that same personality is amazing. and it definitely is inspiring to me. >> so, josh -- >> wow, wow. what exactly happened last night? it sounds like it was an unbelievable -- >> that was gorgeous. >> it was beautiful. the fans in the greater boston area are as passionate as they come. last night, they rose as one as a portion of the video played and those are actually patriots cheerleaders wearing a cincinnati bengals jersey. that's devon still there, number 75. and -- >> bipartisanship. >> and the tears rolled. we can all agree this is a disease that needs to be eradicated and it was a beautiful moment. i do want to thank the fans there in foxborough, mass, last
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night, for everything they did. i also want to thank -- i want to thank you, hoda, because, you know, even as i thought about it this morning, i've seen this piece a couple of times already -- >> it never gets old, i'm telling you. >> in talking to devon about what this experience had been for her, it just gave her joy. it gave her happiness. and that is lending the will to live, to a little kid that doesn't maybe even know they need it. and so, you know, for her, and for all the other kids in the video, all the kids who will be helped by that video, by this project, it is a wonderful thing. it is just a wonderful thing. >> life changing and life affirming and hopefully life saving as well. people want to donate, josh, great job. >> thank you, josh. >> how do they donate. >> crowdrise.com/hoda or text it. >> text victory. i'll help you out.
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>> okay. >> to make a $10 donation. >> all you need is $10. >> it goes to the american cancer society, pediatric cancer. >> you can buy devon's number 75 jer a jersey, 100% of the proceeds and over $1 million and counting. >> pray for the children too. >> we'll be right back. >> beautiful.
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time to meet two of the newest members of our "joy fit club" who lost a total of 380 pounds. they did it through hard work, hoda. perseverance and good old-fashioned diet and exercise. the leader of our pack, "today" nutritionist joy bauer is here. >> 380 pounds. >> wow. >> you're adorable. >> thank you. a pants thing today. >> cute.
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>> we have two amazing stories. the first is a man named amina from california. in that before picture, he's 400 pounds. he started first gaining weight in college. i think a lot of people can relate to this. he would skip breakfast, skip lunch, so ravenous by dinner that he would gorge himself on exorbitant amounts of fast food. five years ago, he landed a job at stanford university. there was a lot of walking. this guy is smart. he -- some sort of a research engineer. i couldn't really understand exactly what he does, but he had a lot of walking from building to building and he weighed 400 pounds. he was huffing, he was puffing, he was sweating, uncomfortable. he decided to get a bike. and he would ride the bike from building to building. he has never learned how to ride a bike before. so this is the first time, five years ago. the bike riding inspired him to lose weight, get healthy. he's riding 60 to 80 miles a week and lost half his weight in
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pounds. >> let's look at his before picture one more time. all right. amina, come on out. >> he's 200 pounds thinner. >> you got it. you got it. >> easier to ride out of the -- >> you got it! oh, my gosh! >> he's a muscle man. >> wow. >> look at you. >> are you kidding? >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> how long did that take you to lose that weight? >> 3 1/2 years. >> who is that guy? >> 200 pounds. >> that's two of me, literally. >> is your family freaking out? >> they are. they're very proud and happy. >> he can actually lift 400 pounds now. >> are you kidding? >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> who is our next person. >> our next beautiful lady, bonita, she's 57, from lockport, new york. she was an emergency room nurse. and, again, on her feet all of the time, although she struggled
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with weight her entire life, again, at college, the weight started to really come on strong. and then she had two pregnancies and a lot of women know that it is really hard to lose that weight afterwards. so in her before picture, at her heaviest, she was 333 pounds, she was out there, saving lives in the emergency room, but she was aching. her back, her knees, to the point where she had to switch her job to a paperwork office job. but she never gave up dreams. she thought about learning how to horseback ride and how to hike and take all sorts of adventures but she knew she needed to make a big change. started weight watchers. started tracking her points, eating less, moving more. she's lost 185 pounds and check this out, she is now a volunteer with the wright corner fire department. >> let's take a look. let's at her picture one more time. >> bring her out. >> come on out. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow. >> and i have to tell you that
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underneath this outfit, for first time, forever, she's bought a size 6 jeans. take it off. >> congratulations. >> i love it. >> that's awesome. that's amazing. >> good job. >> we're going to be back in a moment.
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coming up tomorrow, you know him from the desperate housewives, james denton is here. >> and ryan eggle, he wants to talk about your relationship. >> he does. >> country music singer jason aldean is going to perform. >> if you wish you could bring back the past like leg warmers, record players, jill martin has just what you want in her shopping bag. >> have a great fun day monday. >> let's check in with our push-up guy.
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so don't put it off. call 1-800-dentist. and, indeed, that breaking news happening in san francisco where an elementary school has been evacuated because of a possible explosive device. good morning, everyone, thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. emergency crews swarmed jose ortega elementary school in the lake merced neighborhood. that is where someone found a note about a bomb threat. nbc bay area's stephanie truong there live. you're just learning now that students and teachers being let back in? >> that's right. that's the good news is that within the last ten minutes or so, the school was given the all clear and now here at jose ortega elementary school, you can see the students and teachers and staff members being allowed to go back on campus

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