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on. >> nice to be able to see it in every one of them. >> have a great day! we are back at 7:25 with i alive local news update. good morning. paying respects. >> good morning. paying it back. the body of antonin scalia arrives in virginia overnight while the battle of who should take his seat is in full swing. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> the epic fight over the court and the country and jeb bush joins us live as his brother hits the campaign trail. >> record shattering lows bring dangerous conditions from the deep south to the northeast, but
tomorrow things heat up in a big way. >> new scandal for spitzer. former new york governor eliot spitzer has been accused of choking a woman in a new york city hotel room. he said there is no chance of that allegation, but police are investigating. and trapped, dozens of people including a baby stuck in a train car for hours in subzero temperatures. the rider is lowered to safety by rope and glad to be back on solid ground this monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to today, it's president's day. carson daley is in for matt. we have a lot to talk about. so much has changed with the
passing of justice scalia. the political fallout in full swing. it's our top story. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff after the sudden and unexpected death of antonin scalia. the fallout was immediate. tilt the balance of the supreme court and that ignited a new battle and epic one. we have two reports for you and we will talk about all of thibu with republican presidential hopeful jeb bush in a moment. let us begin with pete williams. good morning to you. >> reporter: it has been more than 50 years since the supreme court was in this position facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that casts a shadow of uncertainty as the court prepares to take up the most controversial cases. draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sent night.
the death from an apparent heart attack came a month shy of his 80th birthday. he was in the company of friends before dying in his sleep in his room. >> he was in a very congenial group surrounded by admirers of him and his group. >> justice kennedy said scalia will be remembered for wisdom, scholarship and technical brilliance. now with just eight justices, this raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. that leaves the court intact, a victory for whoever run. a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion and possible low encouraging other states to pass similar laws. that would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let five million migrants stay here.
a tie would head off an effort to weaken unions with public employees including teachers. if president obama got to put scalia's successor on the court, that would mean a liberal majority. >> the balance of power on the court depends on we will soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. his family wishes he could lie in repose in the big bronze doors at the top of the steps, an honor given to william rehnquist a decade ago. >> justice scalia's death set off an immediate battle on the campaign trail. peter alexander has that story. good morning.
>> reporter: this is now reframing the 2016 campaign. this is the rarest of presidential elections. control of the white house, congress, and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice. >> the moment of silence lasted just that. a moment before the political pile on began. >> we ought to make the 2016 election a]÷ referendum on the supreme court. >> the real plan would be somebody just like justice scalia. >> the now empty seat upping the ante with the fierce battle for the white house. >> no way they should confirm barack obama should try to appoint. >> mitch mcconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president, but with 11 months left, president obama insisted he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly.
>> this is a responsible i take seriously as should everyone. they are about our democracy. >> if the president gets to see the third justice, that would be the first liberal majority in 40 years. he vowed to block any obama nominee. >> a lame duck president will not tip the license of the supreme court. >> cruz highlights what's atr steak. >> marriage, religious liberty, the second amendment. we are one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> they lied. >> he is lying about all sorts of things. >> liar, liar. >> the most combative debate between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obviously the war in iraq was a big fat mistake. it took jeb bush at the beginning of his announcement,
it took him five days. he went back. it wasn't a mistake. it took him five days before his people told him what to say. >> on this president's day, former president bush will campaign alongside his brother for the first time after that dispute with donald trump. trump is no longer invited. the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. >> peter alexander, thank you so much. hopeful jeb bush is with us. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to understand your position on this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggest that is a nominee put forward by president obama would not get a vote. it wouldn't even come up in the senate. some of your rival, namely ted cruz and marco1 rubio support that approach. where do you come down? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up
or down vote in the senate this year? !mcconnell. i am notrunning for the senate. if he takes that path, i respect that completely. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divicive kind of time should nominate someone and have it with passed. there shouldn't be deference is my point. >> sorry that a cop out? shouldn't he take a position? >> i have taken a position. if there is an up or down vote it should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, that's fine too. there shouldn't be an obama justice in an election year. let it be an important5jsáñ par the election process. there is a lot riding on this. the second amendment and many other causes important for this country will be determined by this pick.
>> there shouldn't be an up or down vote and i understand you are not one of them. are they on weak constitutional ground. article two makes clear the president nominates the senate advises and consents. it doesn't say except not in an election year. >> he can nominate. he has the right to do that. in the senate and he has the right to carry out the rules. my point is irrespective of that, there should not be an appointment based on president obama's selection of judges. they are out of the mainstream and this should be a point in the election. i'm not a lawyer, but i'm happy to litigate therw constitutionality of the case. >> let me talk about your campaign. george w. bush. he will be on the trail with you this morning. he made a point to stay out of the political fray. was that a hard call to make.
was he anxious to get back into it? >> this will be the first time he got involve and i respect the fact that he has been out of the political fray. that's a6í good tradition. like president clinton, i guess, supporting his spouse, he wants to help his brother. i'm proud of his service. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits, but him supporting me will add value to the primary for sure. >> you oftened you are your own man, but donald trump seized on the moment saying it was your brother who according to trump lied about weapons of mass destruction and said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch and didn't keep us and added there was an economic collapse that led to the election of barack obama. the question is by having your brother on the trail, does this invite that relitigation of the past? >> you know what, it's
interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. in a south carolina primary, that's the wrong place to be. >> did your brother give you advice for dealing with someone like donald trump. >> i don't think my brother had experience with dealing with people like[t donald trump. he's a bully. he is hijacking the conservative cause. nothing in his past suggest he is a republican. do it with civility. you cannot allow a bully to take over the party. >> thanks for your time this morning. appreciate it. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders said he has the right and responsibility to nominate a new justice. they are in the battle ground state of nevada. good morning, kristen. >> reporter: secretary clinton
was she is feeling the pressure from the surgingkazx bernie sanders. in order to win the larger state she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. today with the democratic race tightening, hillary and bernie are turnings to nevada. >> people come out in large numbers, we are going to win nevada. >> both candidates reaching out to latin americans and latinos. >> clinton meeting a group of dreamers and touching on the divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to tear the barriers down too. >> sanders is trying to rally minority voters.
carson and savannah, back to you. >> kristen welker in reno. >> it was a weekend of rec shattering polls in the eastern half of the country. way to follow that up. >> snow and ice? >> this is a scene we may see repeated. this is in lebanon, indiana. i-65 about 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this was closed for four hours. about 60 vehicles involved and dozens injured. the snow came down and coated the roads. look at what we have in brutally cold air. not as cold as it was. 5 in boston and 4 below in albany. a storm system is pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing line. atlanta has rain. you go north and we have snow and freezing rain developing. this is what we are looking for. snow will spread into the northeast. temperatures rise and we started
with snow in new york. icy conditions from georgia to new england and heavy rain> wow. >> temperatures rising up into the mid 50 said. >> a big warm up coming. a roller coaster. >> keeping you busy. thanks very much. the fbi is trying to attached a device to az&gvy rental &jcar. it was returned to the avis car rental. a mechanic found it and the building was evacuated. the airport remained open and no flights were affected.
>> pope francis will affect mass today. the least catholic state. he held an outdoor mass for 300,000 team in a suburb >> buenos días, dos carros de >> at a new hampshire ski resort. >> good morning to you. two cars malfunctioned leaving dozens including a baby trapped in the biting cold for hours. the rescue is caught on camera. a day on the slopes at cannon mountain turned into a harrowing rescue when that tram cars stopped, leaving dozens stranded in subzero temperatures. after what passengers described
as a severe volt, one tram came to a rest. the other near the base of the mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8-month-old baby. with the mercury around negative 4, blankets were sent up to help them stay warm until help arrived. ski patrol and firefighters repelled each person down. j of frostbite. officials say mechanical issues and not the cold caused the brakes to engage and get stuck, making for an unexpected downhill situation for those on board. >> as of last night, crews were working to fix the issue with the tram way. the guests were offered vouchers to go back to cannon mountain a warmer day. >> can you imagine with a little baby? >> you see that and you think boy, i hope i never have to go through that.
>> and great work by the ski patrol. al, we meet again. >> we are going to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. (stranger) good mornin'! ♪ (store p.a.) attention shoppers, there's a lost couple in the men's department. (vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru crosstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. m za. >> good morning. i'm meteorologist, kari hall. we are at 60 in the south bay and we are looking at highs today that will be reaching near records, up to 80 degrees in the east bay and then the south bay. in the tri-valley, we're still in the upper 70s u 6 in the
peninsula, 75, san francisco. the north bay is up to 78 degrees. last your latest weather. >> al, thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30. i was rushing back in to the inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. >> it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot? >> three or four weeks. >> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot.
>> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here and do a diy boot project. >> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman inside a hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. how would you react if you saw a parent pressuring their kid to shoplift? do you step in or off? an eye-opening rossen reports experiment. first, this is "today" on
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to start out. taking a look at san jose, nothing but sunshine out there. all of that sun will heat these temperatures up quickly. 60, san jose, 56 in oakland and 59 in santa rosa. up to 75 degrees in los gatos. santa rosa, also, 82 in antioch and dub lilin looking at 78 degrees. >> we'll take a look out here where we have ab splsolutely no backup. this is the bay bridge toll plaza. no problems anywhere north or anywhere south. not anywhere but green. let's look at the san mateo brinl. you see a smooth flow of traffic westbound. there is the high-rise and the beautiful peninsula. we have no problems arnold the bay. the one issue on highway 84. the car went off of the roadway. this is alvarado and niles area for 84. >> you know it is a good traffic
. we have a fairly cool start to the day. right now, all of this sunshine that we are seeing will warm up our temperatures. quickly, we're in for another day that will be near record highs. up to 80 degrees in the east bay and south bay. the peninsula, looking at 76 degrees. in the tri valley, a high of 78. in the north bay, 78 degrees. san francisco, up to 75. we'll still have more of this weather continues into the day tomorrow and getting ready for some wet weather heading into the bay area on wednesday. >> that is your latest weather. carson? a trending exclusive coming up. a sneak peek at the friends reunion. making. an experiment that will really get you thinking. >> good morning. coming up, ethical dilemma. you are in the grocery store and
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jeff rossen is here with his hidden cameras. good morning. >> i brought the cameras with me. we try to teach our kids the difference between right and wrong. the key word, try. that includes the lesson that stealing is bad. what if you ran into a mother without morals? a woman telling her daughter to steal right in front of you, would you stand up to the mother, stop the kid before she did it, or let them pull off the crime together? before you answer, you think you know what you'd do? check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this scenario from the headlines. police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to steal an expensive bottle of tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind
her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in new jersey. our actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking out right next to the actors. when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for the twist. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? >> what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it? >> put it under your jacket, okay? >> the girl can't believe her ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going to arrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone,
about to steal the chocolates. it's now or never for the girl to do something. >> i wouldn't. you could just put it back over there. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >> that's right. she just stopped her. kid to kid. >> that's the right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing? you said stop. why? >> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught you right over here, huh? >> very proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately told the store -- >> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a box of chocolates -- >> reporter: most said nothing and did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this woman doing her best to look away. >> did you think about confronting the mom and saying, what are you doing? >> i feel like that's not my
place to do it. you never know what kind of reaction you're going to get. >> it's not my life, you know. >> not your life. you didn't want confrontation? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: she's watching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes. >> reporter: she's clearly torn about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you to take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do. >> that is so heartwarming. she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beautiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment.
>> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't want her to feel bad about her mother, but i didn't want her to have to steal the candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook change. facebook.com/rossen reports. i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that offline. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got a trophy only for winning. today, kids get them for anything, even participation. how would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys got trophies, even though they lost the game? would you defend the dad or the kids? our hidden cameras are rolling again. this has everyone on different teams. >> how will we react to that one
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grossing february release of all time. >> this is a different kind of superhero story. >> reporter: this weekend, a blood bath. the box office burned records, and most notably, expectations for a movie like this, account down. no doubt, the movie "deadpool" making a killing. >> biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening ever. >> reporter: the comic book flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down an estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlandish, violent style, heavy dose of adult comedy. hollywood insiders crediting the film's success to an intelligent marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits,
it's as unusual as it gets. >> reporter: it's not so risky to get risque with an r rating. steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepared for the r rating. >> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online? >> leave your kids far from the theater but grab your friends and go. the success didn't stop at the box office. fans are talking on social media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadpool" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seen in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was vulgar, inappropriate and extremely gory. i loved every minute of it. and this takes it to another level. >> oh, boy. >> how cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat contest, what is the cat thinking? the star, ryan reynolds, has
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wx toss to traffic traffic toss traffic ck oakland 880 good morning. i'm meteorologist, kari hall. a beautiful look at the beach. i expect this shot to get busier as it warms up. 62, oakland, 55, san francisco. kind of a cool start to the day. it does warm up nicely into the mid to upper 70s. spots hitting the low 80s today. up to 75 in bern know heights. 82 degrees in santa rosa. in pleasanton, a high of 79. oakland may be setting a new record today along with many other spots with our highs well above average. into the next couple of days. how is it looking on the roads, mike. very cool. like fonzy cool. over here in oakland. let's show you the maps through the area. oakland and the bay bridge toll plaza, no metering lights.
southbound 880 around 92. a bucket. i am going to clear the area right now. show you the rest of the map. you see anywhere south of the san mateo bridge, moves very slowly. 580 westbound to the dublin interchange to the north bay. >> mike, thank you. happening right now, you might have heard the story over the weekend. fairfield police find a gun in the bushes after an alert neighbor notices suspicious activity. no arrests made. police have posted an image of that gun which you can link to from our twitter page. trending on our home page. san francisco as you have probably never seen it, linked to san francisco above the clouds in our spotlight section. it may feel a bit like summer in the middle of february. we just posted our morning weather alert. sign up for our alerts on our nbc bay area app. enjoy this gorgeous weather. we'll see you in 25 minutes for another update.
♪ where them girls at ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- ♪ where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" ♪ where them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- ♪ where them girls at >> the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> it is, it is. >> what if we told you there is a place where no one suffers from cancer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there a catch? we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows is extraordinary things come in small packages. and back together again.
>> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. today, monday, february 15th, 2016. ♪ you're a troublemaker troublemaker ♪ ♪ you ain't nothing but a troublemaker girl ♪ >> we're on the "today" show! >> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> all the way from louisiana, your morning coffee screams alabama. >> we're from michigan. the cold don't bother us anyway. >> happy presidents' day weekend. >> all right, all right, all right. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fired up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i know.
they're crazy. look at this crazy fan behind us. >> the broncos won and they're still fired up about that. >> great to have everybody on this holiday monday. as we said, the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making more waves than normal here. we'll meet two of the ground breakers coming up in just a little bit. there they are. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie? >> good morning. flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on the supreme court. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams is at the supreme court this morning. pete, good morning. >> natalie, good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arrived overnight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral
arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall at the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a successor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in about a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that raises the prospect that some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, pete. the death of justice scalia sent shock waves through the presidential campaign. some republicans including senators ted cruz and marco rubio want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush weighed in when he spoke to savannah. >> if there is an up or down vote, it should be rejected
based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there's no vote, that's fine, too. what i'm saying is there shouldn't be an obama -- justice should not be appointed in an election year. let this be an important part of the election process. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, meantime, former president george w. bush will join him on the campaign trail today. democrat hillary clinton says it's outrageous some of the campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. her challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama should name the successor, saying in his words, let's get on with it. a virgin atlantic flight from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it happened when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with
one of the pilots after a laser incident after takeoff. we're going to return. >> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight over the weekend off the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks migrating to warmer waters. this type of shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. guys? >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking. >> have you done your research? >> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash.
this year, it's also making history, with not one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. ufc ronda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, wearing nothing but body paint. showcasing her muscular physique. and hailey clauson, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every little girl has somebody to relate to in this issue. three models with three looks and sizes, helping to break tradition and defy body image stereotypes. we have two of the cover ladies with us. >> bravo. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. i know you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three
different covers? >> it is. the first time in 52 years. >> why did it take so long? >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight these three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in the world, practically every continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> what was it like? >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. i was whispering to haley, you've got the cover, you got the cover. i thought we were presenting an award. >> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i
mean, that's got to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking, revolutionizing by putting me, a size 16 girl, in the actual pages. but then for mj to put me on the cover, don't even get me started. i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about the fact that i'm on the cover of "sports illustrated." >> mj, go down between the three of them, ronda, too, who's not here. what you saw in each of them. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening. it was a perfect storm of beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all people. it was undeniable, we had to do it. >> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. 16 million of them are women. which is really cool. >> i heard that.
>> what would your message to those women be? >> i mean, this is so special because they all have somebody to relate to in this issue. you know, we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty and what it is and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old me, i had these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful posters. >> now you can have a size 16 girl up there. >> that's right. >> we have a readership of 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here. you have beauty, charm and personality. you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> congratulations. >> they'll be back with kathie lee and hoda. and ronda, too, congratulations. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. >> thank you, ladies. no michael jordan? no problem.
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>> i saw rabbit. when you said duck, i see duck. >> i see all beak. >> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> oh, boy. >> i see rabbit season. >> all right. you see bugs bunny? >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yes. >> your match is actually a great cook. >> that's the problem. >> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more comfortable with one another and settle down. do we agree? >> absolutely. >> let yourself go a little bit. >> no, no. >> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse about myself until i actually got healthy. >> you stepped up your game because of her. that's interesting.
>> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive about who i feel i -- i feel i have to be at the gym. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer, she's left it out overnight, cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with someone, it's great for your diet. >> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> blake mentioned that. >> yes. >> he's on the other side. >> he gained weight. >> yes, yes, interesting year. we'll examine that later. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night. if you missed it, you missed a showdown. the battle for the best dunker came down to aaron gordon and zack levine of the minnesota timberwolves. let's get to it. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down.
zach lavine makes dunking look easy. gordon wasn't going out. he got a perfect score with his jump over the mascot's head but ultimately lavine prevailed. >> this is unbelievable. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk. >> they weren't as exciting as they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. now they're great again. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about reunion. >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >> start with kanye west. it's fascinating. he took the stage on saturday night, "saturday night live," he sang a few songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments before his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt.
pray we overcome. this is my true heart. if that wasn't bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your birthday but can you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to help me in my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it left him $16 million in debt. a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. just putting that out there. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument there. i have downloaded the album. it is very good, but there's this current now. you have a great friend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that though?
>> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweet that out? there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> it's ridiculous. >> i don't understand it. i guess what i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot of -- >> he said personal debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. >> crazy. back in january, almost the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. they were all in attendance. the group sat down with andy cohen to discuss the reunion and reveal how one of the episodes came to be. here's a very exclusive look. >> you play a lot of poker? >> he gave us his dressing room because it was big. >> yes. >> and it should have been. that's fine. but because we really wanted to connect.
i mean, i think it was sort of unspoken, but we instinctively felt like we need to be friends. we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode. the one with the poker. that episode aired in season one. the full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop start. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life. start every day with milk's protein and milk life. ♪ let's live it up today that's what's going on around . good morning. we have a beautiful start to the day. a lot of sunshine as we take a look at soem ma and into the morning as you step out, we are in the upper 50s to lower 60s. it warms up quickly.
a high today of 81 degrees in los gatos and san carlos, 74. 70s and some low 80s, like santa rosa. dublin, a high of 78 degrees. one more day of very warm temperatures heading into tomorrow and then the rain moves in. now to a special series we're calling living longer, living better. we're revealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live longer. and nbc's cynthia mcfadden is here and will help us get started. cynthia, good morning. >> good morning, everybody. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may hold huge secrets that could, one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. ♪ >> reporter: high in the
andes mountains, quito, ecuador is almost 10,000 feet above sea level. looming large over the city, the giant virgin of quito statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. maybe even alzheimer's. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> that's extraordinary. >> it is, it is. >> reporter: there's a cruel tradeoff. they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a unique form of drafwarfism, a g mutation that blocks them from receiving growth hormones. he just turned 18. he's the size of a 5-year-old. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavier.
>> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to do something but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't have diabetes. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your warning that she's pushing her luck? you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are two of only about 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of southern ecuador. they're being studied by leading researchers on aging from the university of southern california. in merci's confirmation, just how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carbohydrates.
>> reporter: but it doesn't seem to matter because so far, merci, is just as healthy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost the type of diet they have. it's okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be any consequences. still, when the team gave lab rats larone's, the results in the smaller mouse that had the disorder were astonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is remarkable and really the direction we want to go in. can we extend the life a little but decrease cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, alzheimer's, high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive.
>> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i have made them aware of how beautiful they are. because they really spectacular in every sense. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college on a full scholarship. he dedicates much of his spare time to helping the researchers better understand his disorder. >> he donates blood, he's taken all types of exams, some of them painful. >> he does it, he says, for his 5-year-old bruno, also diagnosed with the condition. a gift that could someday help all of us, too. >> amazing people.
amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to report. >> what a great doctor, too. >> he dedicated 30 years of his life. have not me any arres in avo== deadly south bay a good monday morning. i'm sam brock. police have not made any arrests in a deadly south bay shooting early sunday. san jose police say the driver of a car that crashed into a pole was shot and killed first. this happened in an alley near pioneer high schl off of via monte. one man did not want to be identified and said the victim had just gotten into the car to find a parking space when someone randomly drove by and shot him. police have not confirmed if the shooting was indeed random. witnesses say he was well known in that neighborhood. mike, would we even call this traffic on a holiday? >> i don't think so, sam. while there are a few cars
driving across from oakland into san francisco, no metering lights or back-up, we'll see the traffic back up towards the middle of the day. looking over here towards the san mateo bridge, an easy and light drive all morning. green is all over the map sensors. that's why we're using the real-live cameras. north 101 and no delays throughout the silicon valley. 280 had a crash but that was it. >> i'm sure drivers would like to carbon copy today's traffic patterns. probably not going to happen. we'll see you again in 25 minutes.
8:30 now on monday, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day, everybody. good morning. we have a huge crowd out here. everybody is happy, chilly 17 degrees, but people are in a great mood. great to have them here. >> coming up, captain kirk himself, william shatner, will open up about the 50th anniversary of star trek and his relationship with leonard nimoy. plus, are you tied to your phone 24/7? can't look at your overflowing
inbox without freaking out? we'll show you steps to take right now to declutter your digital life. >> declare e-mail bankruptcy. one of the hottest chefs is here for a recipe of a stew that is a perfect combination of salty and sweet, like carson daly. don't forget about our love of cooking sweepstakes. plenty of prizes. including a vip trip to our set and a cooking class. $2,000 worth of cookware items. to enter and find details, today.com/food club. >> sounds good. tamron is inside with another amazing opportunity for our fans. take it away. >> this is so fun. you know what warms my heart? the day after valentine's day, a wedding. not just any wedding, a "today" show wedding, in the grand style of "my big fat greek wedding 2."
we want to invite you to apply for our big fat "today" wedding. if you're engaged and have a loud, fun family that's all up in your love affair, take a leap of faith and let us plan the wedding of your dreams. go to today.com/wedding for all of the rules and regulations. apply before february 26th. we want to throw a huge party with our family and, of course, yours. start practicing your dance moves now. are you ready, mr. roker? opa! >> hopefully it's warmer when we have this. >> yeah. >> let's show you what we have going on. the week ahead, it'll be icy in the mid-atlantic states. snowy and west in the pacific and northern plains. wet weather in california and pacific northwest. late week, we have some messy weather around the northern mississippi river valley. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it'll be below normal in the
east. western 2/3 of the country above normal. warms up in the northeast, stays warm, midsection of the country. that heat continues from the plains all the way down into the good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're in for near record highs today in many spots. it's already starting to warm up. we're at 62 degrees in the east bay and 61 degrees now in the south bay. expect a high of 80 degrees in the east bay and south bay. 76 degrees in the peninsula and in the tri-valleys, upper 70s there while we're at 75 degrees in san francisco. north bay, also looking at 78 degrees. the weather stays just as warm tomorrow and then cools down quite a bit on wednesday. >> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard nimoy will
be captain kirk and spock. william shatner wrote, "leonard." william is here this morning. >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it is. i loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what are friends worth, what is the definition of a friend, and how difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some reason, and it could be oxytocin, make friends more easily than men, it seems to me. >> you write in the book that you didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect.
no, we had some disagreements to begin with. and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >> i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after the show, you both were kind of like not sure you wanted to be a part of all that. but it was through doing those appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the show, but after, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earli earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends forever while a show is on, whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again.
in this case, fate threw us together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so that's a lot of changing going on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling out. you're very honest about it. you say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find out why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd tell me what it was. i would try to make amends or find common ground. but he died before that could happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i
cherished my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had together no longer have validation. because the other person is saying, remember when, and you haven't anybody to say that with. the experiences themselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? >> yes. >> 50 years since star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes. how beautiful it would have been. we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard."
we're back at 8:40. how many unread e-mails do you have? i don't want to say. >> there seems to be two distinct groups here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of java, our e-mail inboxes are usually filled to the brim. >> i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting in a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse.
>> reporter: all that clutter used to pile up on our desks. now, it's clogging up phones and computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, i mean, do they feel a sense of hopelessness? >> people come to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but they want a way out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we're going to start at the top and work our way down. >> reporter: to gain control, she suggests using an app called unroll.me, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails.
if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a special to-do folder. >> these are the things you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. we're always going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part. she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never getting any good work done. >> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the
phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more on our devices. >> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, organizing apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired. >> oh, my gosh. >> impressive. >> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how many do you have? >> 77,000 and --
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we're back at 8:46. all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy rec e recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kick things off, we have the executive chef at the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook. i'll start off, you're like 26 years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city and you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the
hottest restaurants in new york city and your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we traveled for two years writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world. let's start with the meal. walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. it's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using straight sugar so they'll substitute it in any way. and soy sauce is the basic marinate. we have vegetables. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it's available in asian marts. you can even get it at amazon
now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do the marinainade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey powder. >> everything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up. >> you start the chicken browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was -- the first time, literally, the first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow. >> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> oh milliy gosh, we're in lov >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it.
>> really good. >> really good reviews down there. this looks like a one pot deal, which is easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put the chicken down, made the marinade, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's done in 20 minutes. >> perfect. >> this is our end product. you get a lot of the juice from the chicken that creates a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 recipes. the next recipe is going to be a quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. in the book, we focus on it as a verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a staple dish
of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber. we'll make the marinade. usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick version, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form. garlic, ginger. >> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 9:00 in the morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it marinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple. matt and i, when we were doing the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick.
>> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the restaurant, too? >> it's in the cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes, go to today.com/food. eat up down there, and we'll be right back in a moment. >> well done! this is "today" on nbc. >> set off the fire alarm. >> great job.
we're back at 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be taking over the smucker's duty from my good friend, willard scott. amazing folks to introduce you to. let's get started. happy 107th birthday to ms. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and enjoying doing word search puzzles. have to join her on words with friends. happy 100th birthday to lily davis of new york. you don't want to play her in bridge. she plays five days a week and is a champion. susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go!
>> woodrow wilson felty from pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great grandchildren. >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young. >> she knows all their names. tony olicerie is 100 years old from arizona. didn't retire until 87. happy birthday. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to celebrate them on the air. head to today.com/celebrate and send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining
poli are conductingtra t a very good morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. san francisco police conducting extra patrols in the popular lookout on twin peeks following yesterday's deadly double shooting. it happened in the early morning hours. police found three men shot, two died at the scene. the other victim is in extremely critical condition. police have not released any information about the victims but right now investigators are saying the shooting does not appear to be random and that
someone targeted the victim. there are cameras located in the parking lot but police have not yet indicated if surveillance video may have picked up any clues. happening now, the neighborhood around that tour spot still in shock. you can learn more about the case and reaction from visitors by clicking the link in our spotlight section on our home page. four journalists have been apprehended in bahrain. we just posted the link on our twitter page. and the valentine's annual pillow fight, hundreds took aim. some seriously connected on what amounted to be a near perfect february night. we've put the best images on our facebook page. another update in half an hour.
this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will win big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." monday morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016. it's why we have a huge crowd out there. i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by
taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys. >> she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possibly win for record, but i think album of the year, maybe taylor swift. >> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really? >> it's the social commentary. they're both brilliant, i love it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know.
i've listened to them over and over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a little bit, right? >> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references s s taylor swift. it refers to her in the absolute, horrible way. he claims he got permission from her. he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't have to because taylor says it's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi
hadid, they've all gone after kanye west for the lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg -- >> on his "birbirthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> sqasking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye. >> "deadpool" killing at the box office. the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible. >> four-day weekend. biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of
gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal to lizbeth b-- elizabeth banks. we had the cast and crew on last week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to the source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power? i saw the ads. >> he can heal himself. he's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely.
apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the british film awards made history. leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leaf blowers and the kiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. yes! that's a marriage made in heaven if there one were. julianne moore and bryan cranston.
whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a workplace. >> come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiting patiently in the wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, good morning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from ska "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah. >> you've been on the series since this began in 2012. now, you have a scandal you're dealing with currently. let's take a look. >> i have a problem. >> what do they have?
>> project mercury. >> the bu project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so much in your presidency. >> that's right. this is minor. nsa leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are incredible. they're really, really passionate. because of social media, they engage with us, from the beginning. we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week.
it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of things on you, because, you know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's true. it's the way i kind of -- with all the craziness that goes on on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. >> you're resting -- >> it's something i've always done. i do it when i work in the theater backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right? >> i just kind of am out. >> you have to get up early in the morning. >> that's right. by the way, i hope you can help us with something, mr. president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in.
>> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days of prizes give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix. >> we want people to go to our facebook.com/today's take page. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. wow. that is really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. >> the caramel is really good, too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people we have. >> okay. >> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. mr. president, help me do the
weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> we do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up in washington, d.c. as you know, as the president, it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there is snow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right. >> more wet weather is coming. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff coming. do you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast. heavy rain tomorrow, if you are flying back to washington. you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a. >> little more garrett's? >> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city.
philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around th we've got a great presidents' day on the way with a lot of sunshine and temperatures already starting to warm up. we're at 67 degrees in the east bay. looking at highs that will be topping out at 80 degrees there. also 80 degrees in the south bay. 76 in the peninsula. we'll have some upper 70s for the tri-valley, while the san francisco area is right at about 75 degrees. more of this warm weather heading in to tomorrow. but then a cooldown expected on wednesday. >> that's your latest weather. i misspoke. actually, it's not the chicago mix. somebody else had that copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. >> whatever it is, it's
delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop. >> i'll probably eat the whole thing. coming up, we have a presidents' day pop quiz with does your makeup remover every kiss-proof,ff? cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena® makeup remover does. it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette. need any more proof than that? neutrogena.
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to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of? >> wood. >> no. >> that was my guess. >> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right.
ivo ivory and wood. wait, i made that up. it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford. fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald. >> yes. >> correct. >> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> bathtub, right?
>> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears? >> dfdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questions before. >> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ] >> nice scarf on top. >> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take --
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gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow. >> look at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with granola. we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your honey. the idea is, watch this, look at that. >> it falls right off. >> right off the spoon. >> doesn't affect the taste or anything? >> no. >> why am i holding a spoon? >> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that?
>> yours is much better. >> it's the trick. non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing. >> do you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden spoon to the rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices. if you want to clean it out, take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up. >> what does the bread do? >> it absorbs all the flavor, all the smell. >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds.
>> what you do is take this -- >> well, out of time. >> well, out of time. we'll put it online. before i had the shooting, >> well, out of time. we'll put it online. burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. those who have had a drug or alcohol problem may be more likely to misuse lyrica. now i have less diabetic nerve pain.
and i love helping little ones get off on the right foot. ask your doctor about lyrica. a very good morning to you. accou 9:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. police have made no arrest in a deadly south bay shooting sunday. police say a driver who crashed into a poll was shot and kill first. it happened in an alley. one man who did not want to be identified said the victim had just gotten into the car to find a parking space when someone came by and randomly shot him. police have not confirmed if the shooting is indeed random. san francisco police implementing extra patrols after a deadly shooting. two men died at the scene and the other victim is in critical condition. investigators are saying the shooting does not appear to be
random. take a look at this. the bay area from above the clouds. this is weathvideo from a weath balloon launched over san francisco. it shows more than just the citibcity by the bay. newt crew labs made it. it already has nearly 7 million views on youtube. i see their next project is to see the northern lights. weather and traffic after this.
good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a clear blue day? san jose and temperatures are warming up, too. we're already at 65 degrees. 67 degrees in oakland. videos at 65 degrees. we're heading in to near record territory here today. up to 81 degrees in los gatos. 78 in napa. antioch is up to 82 degrees. dublin look for a high of 78 degrees. let's check in now with mike.
>> i had something to record, then it cleared up. that's how light it is. north 101 we had a crash at willow. it was backed up to just north of university. about one exit long. it's just cleared. looking at a smooth drive. you see a smooth drive along the peninsula. the crash has cleared from the scene. as we widen out we see the rest of the bay. smooth drive toward the bay bridge toll toll plaza. >> another update in half-an-hour.
taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death of justice antonin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president obama will nominate a successor once the senate returns from a week-long recess. however, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study suggesting that teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to
adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin resistance, which increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is offering couples extra money for their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money back with interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r movie in the u.s. "kung fu panda 3" was second and "how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to
capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has gone viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. >> let's she you what's happening as far as your week's precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. we have light snow around the appalachians and great lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the midsection of the country. as we get to the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and
central plains. it stays right in the middle of the implts we are feeling those well above-normal temperatures today. it is already starting to warm up. we're at 67 degrees in the east bay. looking at a high of 80 degrees. also 80 in the south bay. 78 in the north bay. san francisco and the peninsula in the mid 70s. a lot of sunshine and a breezy wind. we'll still have this weather heading in to the day tomorrow. on wednesday we're in for some rain and cooler temperatures. >> that's your latest weather. a lot of us probably started doing our taxes already. every year, thousands of folks targeted by criminals posing as the irs trying to steal our money and more. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is here with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to know to protect yourselves.
good morning. >> how are you? >> two key areas, what are they? >> e-mail. a lot of people, including people on our staff here, so it's happening to a lot of people and i'm getting e-mails on facebook, as well, that people are getting these e-mails, supposedly from the irs, saying they owe money and the police could come after them. that's one of them. here's another e-mail going around. this one promises a tax refund. you'll get an official looking e-mail like this. look at the bolded section. you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, click here. you click on that e-mail and, again, $63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63. you click on it and put in your bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account. >> what's your red flag? >> the irs will never, ever ask you for personal information or
financial information over an e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you is if you already have an ongoing case. the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if you're already involved with them. >> they will not initiate via e-mail. >> no. >> via text or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam. they'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. >> this one is even more aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from internal revenue services. we have been trying to reach you. this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we have
filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department. >> call immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you hear lawsuits. you don't hear what's after that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammed from people that way. >> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with one of their agents on an ongoing case. you'd know you're dealing with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on today.com. we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or anything. >> hang up immediately and never give information, but report it so they can go after the people. >> you also say we should note the irs is in the process of implementing legislation that
will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to do it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> this is not the irs agent you're looking for. >> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, right? >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and put pressure on you to purchase these
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the graham cracker and the marshmallow and the chocolate. take the mix and the water and microwave. we can pretend to cook in our oven. it's cute. and then you have tiny treats. they are delicious. >> what are does this do some. >> what kid doesn't want a pet dragon? he is soft and cuddly, but he does fire. look at that fire. you can toast the marshmallows. >> that's adorable. >> we have mores. >> he has like 50 different sounds and movements to keep the kids happy. this is zoom eer chimp. he is interactive. we will put him on the floor. i want to you watch his face. he will pay attention to commands and he will know my
voice. zoomer, dance. let's see what you can do. there you go. he is going to do a little dance. he has lots of tricks. >> that's so cute. >> everyone is going to love this guy. >> all right. let's move on. >> what about for kids who like to be more creative. what about a pet that you can build. this is our-kids actually build this. a section that allows them to go learn about physics. that is around the front and he gets to the top and he feels the feeling. he is going to come right back down. >> i love that the kids build that. >> that's very hot. >> look at this. everything is made with this. this is a 3d magic pet. we can build, but what i do is have a uv light.
no heat. i can build up. i can build out. everything that you see here has been built with this pen. you can go any way you want. it's so neat. look at that. >> all it is is using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots of different bubbles. how about this. let's see if we can get a nice bubble around isaac. >> kids will have a lot of fun. one more time. we had one around natalie. >> very cool. >> now we will let them go. >> this is dirt. feel it. it's awesome. it's anti-bacterial and never ever dries out. it will come with a little toy. we will bring the dirt into the house. >> that's cool. i love that. >> now the royalty. how adorable. will you show us how to play.
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flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. little bit of olive oil. >> right. >> some salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's chewy. then we have some that's already cooked. add olive oil, season it back up. vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here. >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped cilantro. and parsley. >> little lemon zest? >> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've done this before. >> once or twice.
mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt? >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. come on, man. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you go. >> you're going to do this how long on each side? >> about two minutes on each side for this thickness. golden brown. and you have the finished product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy.
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bay. 76 degrees in the peninsula. we're also looking at some upper 70s for the tri-valley. in san francisco, look for a high of 75 degrees, 78 degrees in the north bay. we'll have one more day of this very warm weather. how's it looking on the roads, mike? >> travel over towards the bay bridge, we've had no mattering lights all morning. behind me we see 680 southbound through diablo, no slowing pretty much for all the bay. i'll move the map down and show you the rest of the area shout -- south of the san mateo bridge. one issue getting toward the top of mt. hamilton there. it is not snow, it is just a little crash. there are accusations coming out against former new york governor eliot spitzer at a manhattan hotel. read more on our home page. rapper kanye west says he's $53 million in the red. click on the link to learn about
from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. we're excited. it's sunday monday it's february 15th. happy presidents' day. we hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend. >> we're actually live. >> because we have to help this guy sell a book. >> william shatner in the house. >> yes, they're having more fun than if you were at home. they're at home actually, aren't you? >> yeah, we're at home. how are you? >> so well, oh, my god. >> really, why? >> all right, we'