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>> we are back at 7:25. >> good morning. tributes and questions. ♪ purple rain >> prince being remembered all around the world. landmarks lit up in his signature purple. celebrations of his iconic music, in his hometown of minneapolis. to broadway. ♪ the cause of his sudden death is being investigated we'll look back at the life of one of the most remarkable artists, the music world has known. today friday, april 22nd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news this
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is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. seems like too often we have to start with show with sad news about the death of a musical icon. this again is one of those things, one of the most innovative, creative, stylish artists we've seen. >> any word you can think of, icon, genius, they all apply. what a shock at 57 he passed away. there are two sides to it. there is an investigation into what caused prince's death. and the outpouring, the worldwide celebration of his life and his music. natalie is outside his home in suburban minneapolis. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt and savannah. prince's paisley park recording studio has become this memorial site since the news broke said hundreds of fans have been coming here, leaving flowers and memorabilia.
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the sheriff's office is investigating prince's death and an autopsy is scheduled for later today. as the world once again is asking why another music icon is gone too soon. news of the music legend's death sending shock waves around the country. in new york, fans gathered at apollo theater. in brooklyn, nearly 1,000 people swayed and hugged during a block party organized by spike lee. and on broadway, oscar winner jennifer hudson and the cast of the color purple honors the music legend with an emotional rendition of his iconic "purple rain." while the cast of the mega hit hamilton use their happy feet dancing to the upbeat "let's go crazy." the city of minneapolis awash in purple in honor of music royalty. here outside the first avenue
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nightclub where he filmed purple rain and launched him to stardom thousands have gathered to honor prince are where all weekend long dance party. >> the sound track of our life. so how could we not pay tribute. >> reporter: condolences flooding in from celebrities in mus music, television and film. from the white house president obama offered thoughts and players. a strong spirit transcends rules, prince once said and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder or more creative. ♪ the artist behind hit songs raspberry beret and little red corvette found unresponsive in his minnesota estate wednesday. medical personnel performed cpr but were unable to revive him. transcripts from the 911 call reveal confusion in his paisley park home. an unidentified male caller is
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at first unsure of the address, describing people inside as distraught. when asked how prince died the caller says i don't know, i don't know. just last week the pop music icon greeted fans in atlanta for what would be his final public performance. one day later his plane forced to make an emergency landing in illinois. at the time he was hospitalized for what was described as the flu. ♪ purple rain >> reporter: the purple rain star trying true reassure fans held a dance party. according to attendees he referenced hiss health saying quote wait a few days before you waste any prayers. a legend who revolutionized music, gone too soon. and whose death is raising more questions than answers. among those devastated by
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prince's death his ex-wife who said i loved him then, i love him now and will love him eternally. he is with our son now, referring to their newborn who died of a rare genetic condition. >> thank you. we're joined by legendary music executive l.a. reeves. he is also good friends and real admirerer of prince. good morning. >> good morning. loved him. wow. >> you are wearing purple. >> wearing my purple. yeah. >> i think the whole world was shocked. >> i'm still in shock. >> i wondered. >> i'm still in shock. i spent the day yesterday listening to prince. and for whatever reason it sounded even better. what a great guy. >> over the -- you have been in the music business a long time. i know you have been asked who is the greatest, who is the best. you have always said prince. >> i've always said it.
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playing, writing, composing. fashion. everything. the masculinity of teddy pendergas but take your heels. >> you know, we know take for granted in a way his music now and this sound. take us back there. this was so pioneering. >> yes. in the beginning when i first learned about prince, you know, he's like the blueprint for how do you make it in music for young musicians like us. the idea that somebody could play rock, somebody could play funk, could play jazz, folk, you know, all at the same time. blues. and yet make commercial hit records. it was pretty remarkable. >> his former stylist, i'm stealing this but i liked it. his former stylist said something yesterday i want your reaction to. she said, nobody could go between god and sex like him. one song was a prayer, the nex was forplay. >> it was incredible. like the song where he recites
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the lord's prayer, while he's talking about am i black or white, straight or gay. i have never seen anybody put so much together. he was incredible in that way. >> he has this incredible persona. so mysterious. matt would at mitt being in his presence intimidating. >> always nervous interviewing him. >> what was he luke in person? >> same. i'm in the room with prince and i'm nervous. i'm in the room with prince and looking at me like pipe down, we got to talk here. i was always in awe of him. it was something special. i didn't get -- i didn't get shyness, what i got was theater and mystery. you know. like he didn't love talking to the media, i know he lovinged talking to you but he wasn't a big fan of talking to the media but in private, he could go. >> he cared about issues. wasn't all about music. well music issues he broke from a company, said this is about ownership and rights. he changed his name to a symbol, he wrote the word slave on his
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face during a concert. where did that come from? >> you know, he was a business genius, as much as he was a musical genius. sort of like a steve jobs in a way you know. but i don't know, man. it was -- he talked about everything from compulsory license to breaking contracts to ownership of publishing. created ways of selling music. i think he was the first, i'm sure, that would sell cd's with his tickets and because his tickets would go crazy and cause his records to go up on the charts. he played at the show his album would go to number one. a genius. >> you touched on it. i by the way, always considered you to be an incredibly fashionable guy. but this guy could dress. >> my god. it was incredible. it was a feminine fashion thing with a guy like -- something.
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you don't want to bring your girl around prince. >> we talk about him and what a musical prodigy he was. it's one thing to be a virtuoso in any instrument yet he self-taught as i understand, never read music. and in his early albums played every instrument, wrote every lyric, produced the song. give us a sense of what that means. how hard that is. >> that's the most difficult thing. first, when you play every instrument that means you're playing them one at a time. so that means you're performing put his drum track down and play the entire song while he is hearing it in his head. lay the bass, then the piano and the guitar and then lay all of the background vocals and strings. it's impossible. no one can do this. >> something else that is unusual, most of the time you become a musical sensation. you go to l.a., or you come to new york or you're a motown guy or way back you're the sound of philadelphia. he stayed in minneapolis, minnesota.
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>> yeah, he did. he spent a lot of time in l.a., did his first album i believe at the record plant in l.a. and he told me a story about it once. he said he was -- the phone rang and he wasn't going to answer the phone. it was chaka khan. that's how he met her doing a phone prank. he didn't move. he never left minneapolis. but he was always -- he was in new york a lot. >> and still doing tons of live shows. >> always. listen. he would do a lish show for three hours, and then leave and go to a club that night. same night. right. i mean, so you've never seen any one like this. >> did you have a clue things were wrong? >> no. the thing that bothers me about it is, the prince i know was like super healthy, vegan, wasn't an abuser of drugs, wasn't abuser of alcohol. you know, he lived right you know. he was clean and he looked young and really healthy and vibrant. so the whole thing is like very
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mysterious to me. >> thank you. >> thank you so much. >> i really appreciate it, guys. >> purple rain will be one of prince's greatest legacies winning grammys and oscar. here is joe pryor. >> with a stroke of brilliance prince rode that purple motorcycle onto the screen creating the movie and sound track that defined his career. ♪ purple rain purple rain >> purple rain is where a lot of people met prince, where prince went from a star to a mega star. >> the rock opera released in 1984 put minneapolis on the music map. it tells the story of a talented yet tormented musician, while not a strict autobiography it did create a mythology about
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prince. >> he had a full game plan for how to become the biggest pop star in the world. nobody believed in it. even the people around him thought it was nuts to try to make a movie. >> the film became a box office hit and cult classic. >> the winner is prince. >> prince won an oscar for best original song score. >> this is very unbelievable. >> perhaps that is the movie's greatest legacy, its sound track. "when doves cry" tops three music charts. ♪ i guess you could say she was ♪ >> darling nicky was so provocative it inspired the group that puts labels on album covers. the iconic songs feel taylor
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made for prince's eulogy. as stevie nicks wrote, this is what it sounds like when loves dry, but for heartbroken fans, the echoes of prince's purple rain live on. for today, joe pryor, nbc news, los angeles. >> i remember seeing the movie. >> me too. you can listen to that all day long. i think a lot of people will do that. we'll have a lot more on prince's life and unforgettable music. let us turn to politics. the presidential race, donald trump is feeling renewed heat from the remaining candidates in both parties especially ted cruz blasting for things he said here on our show yesterday. nbc national correspondent peter alexander has that story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. just ask his opponents, trump has been a tough candidate to pin down on policy. but highlighted by our town hall he appears to be moving to the middle sounding more moderate on social issues, and his aides are
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openly discussing how he will adjust his image as this race goes on. donald trump making his pitch in pennsylvania. >> you know, the republican party not known necessarily as the hottest thing in the world, is now one of the hottest things in the world. we are going to win, win, win. >> reporter: but this morning ted cruz is attacking trump's challenging north carolina bathroom ban. >> people go to use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate. there has been so little trouble. >> reporter: ted cruz arguing the answer not a conservative. >> have we gone stark raving nuts. grown adult men strangers should not be alone 18 bathroom with little girls. >> reporter: >> including myself. >> his actual tax plan released
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last september would cut taxes for everyone especially the wealthy. if enacts slashing the top income tax rate from nearly 40% to 25%. in florida, trump's top operative is trying to win over rnc members saying trump has a different persona in private than in public. >> when he's out on the stage talking about the kinds of things he's talking about, he's projecting an image that's for that purpose. >> reporter: as hillary clinton looks to lock up the democratic nomination, bernie sanders is bound to fight on despite long odds. >> telling andrea mitchell his party will unite in the end. >> i think this is a very deep-seated understanding among vast majority of the american people that a donald trump presidency will be a disaster for this country. and that we're going to do everything we can to prevent that. >> reporter: bernie sanders concede. he doesn't have a majority of delegates after california votes this june quote it's going to be
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hard for us to win, so would he help hillary clinton win the votes of his young supporters, sanders told andrea that depends whether his platform adopts his ideas. >> still some power there. thank you. the president is in britain for a three-day visit. president obama and the first lady enjoyed a lunch with queen elizabeth one day after she celebrated her 90th birthday. also on the menu some politics. in a british newspaper the president is urging britain to stick together and not leave the european union. a vote on that contentious issue is in two months. >> fbi director james comey hinting that the bureau paid more than $1 million to hackers for that tool that opened the locked iphone used by one of the san bernardino attackers. he spoke on thursday. >> how much did you pay for this software? >> a lot. let's see.
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more than i will make in the remainder of this job which is 7 years and four months for sure. so it's -- but it was in my view worth it. >> if you want to do the math comey's salary is $183,000 a year. >> you said there would be no math today. it's friday. >> sorry about that. >> let's go to al and get a check of the weather. >> if a train leaves -- >> no. it's person a next to person c. >> let's show you what we've got. talking about some rain, this is heavy rain that hit texas, well, the good news it's not going to be so bad as it makes its way east. we need the wet weather here in the northeast and mid-atlantic states. it's been dry. we have a risk for severe storms from ohio into alabama. this pushes through by saturday. maybe lingering a little by late afternoon into the mid-atlantic states but then drys out during the day and rainfall amounts not too horrible. basically the heaviest about an inch on eastern and western
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lease the gle350 for $599 a month at your local mercedes-benz dealer. ==live== a live look this morning across the bay from emeryville. gray skies are making for a a very good morning to you. it's 7:26. this morning across the bay from emeryville, gray skies making for a soggy morning there. in san francisco they are now dealing with repairing a large sinkhole in pacific heights. it opened up yesterday between lyon and baker. bob redell says the hole is now 17 by 22 feet. he is out there live right now. it may have been caused by a broken secure main. muni lanes are not impacted. it may take up to three days to clean up that road. how long will the rain stick around? >> off and on through the
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morning and early afternoon. looking at widespread rain across the bay area in northern california. as this continues to stream in, the rain will be hit or miss. it's causing soggy conditions. some low clouds where it's not raining and mist and drizzle. most over the south and east bay will continue to have another round moving in by early afternoon with gusty winds. let's check in with mike to see how this is helping problems in the east bay. >> it wasn't the rain as the couple of crashes. they might have contributed to conditions there through oakland. traffic crawling past the coliseum. it starts back at san leandro on our maps. the first crash happened at oak street. now we are jammed up into downtown. green shows where wet roads are around. the rest of your silicon valley
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commute looks good. another update in a half hour.
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♪ wore a raspberry beret the artist is back this morning with his band to sing -- >> get out! >> perform a combination of two songs. >> get out! get out! [ applause ] >> look at this. [ laughter ]. >> we are back at 7:30. that has to be one of our all-time favorite prince moments. he surprised brian by, yes, dressing up like him. that was brian's last moment on "today". he was tickled. >> one of the best entrances i've ever seen. what was more fun is prince was rehearsing all morning long here. we were trying to keep brian out of the studio so he wouldn't think he was here.
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he thought we were playing prince music loud -- >> because he loved him so much. >> we'll have more on that moment and another surprise appearance by prince here on "today". of course, the circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation. he was found unresponsive in an elevator in his minnesota home. he was just 57 years old. an autopsy is scheduled for today. a busy day for president obama. he kicks off a three-day visit to great britain. belated birthday lunch with queen elizabeth, talks with prime minister david cameron and dinner with the duke and duchess at cambridge palace. remember the man who landed his gyrocopter on the white house lawn? he wilt spend 120 days in jail for that stunt. he spoke to reporters after being sentenced on thursday. >> i told the judge, i'll never do it again. yes, it was worth it. i haven't apologized in the past and i'm not apologizing now. >> he said the flight was meant
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to call attention to the influence of big money in politics. more on the sudden loss of prince whose influence can't be overstated. a member of the rock and roll hall of fame. he released platinum albums and won seven grammys, a golden globe and oscar. his death is being felt throughout the music community. >> reporter: his music was original. style, unique. his persona, enigmatic. prince was a musical rule breaker who transcended pop, rock and funk for almost four decades. when news of his death broke on thursday, social media exploded with tributes. in a heartfelt post, justin timberlake honored his idol writing, he's somewhere in every song i've written. elton john called him a genius, ending in, rest in peace you purple warrior.
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and sheila e said, the meaning of loss takes on a new meaning this day. born prince rogers nelson in minneapolis, minnesota, prince was a self taught musician. he exploded on the scene in the 1970s. place every instrument on his first two albums. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> reporter: his popularity skyrocketed with "purple rain" which earned him two grammys and an oscar. his music made it in movies. in 1993, prince famously changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol, a protest against his record label, who he fought over publishing rights. when i asked him in 2004 what his friends called him during those seven years, he cracked a joke. >> sir. >> is that what they called you? >> master. no, just kidding.
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>> reporter: married twice, his personal life remained private. telling me. >> i think it's important to keep my private life private and public persona more into music. >> reporter: with a library of hits of his own, prince also wrote the bangels "manic monday," sinead o'connor's "nothing compares to you," mc hammer's "pray" and more. his flamboyant on-stage presence captivated audiences and left a lasting impression. his 2007 rain-soaked super bowl halftime show is considered by many the best ever. over the last few years, prince has remained active. a tour, upcoming memoir and fans always eager to give him a standing ovation. leaving behind the legacy of admirers to carry on his purple rain.
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>> let us bring in our music resident here carson daly. he is out in los angeles working on "the voice" this morning. good to see you. >> good morning, guys. >> let's go back to the '80s. there are a lot of artists, but three names stand out. prince, michael jackson and madonna. why was he different than the other two? >> wow. well, you start with his musical output, matt. prince was somebody that -- i mean, he did it all himself. if you look at "purple rain" or "1999." in the '80s, you wouldn't see this. he wrote the records. he played every instrument on the records. he was a one-man show. michael jackson had quincey jones. certainly there would be no michael without quincey. madonna was breaking grounds for female artists in the '80s, predominantly in the dance scene of new york. prince was just a step ahead. the record deal he got in the '80s speaks to this. $100 million with warner.
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it was a bigger deal than both madonna and michael. >> one of the things i keep thinking about is how young he was when he had these first breaks and how much courage and confidence in himself he had, to be just totally original. >> yeah. i think he thrived on that. i think that's what was -- even at the end of the day with this lawsuit with warner bros, him fighting for his autonomy musically, you know, he wrote for so many other people. he wrote, as you said in the piece, "manic monday" for the bangels. it was important for him to produce music for himself, for others. he was going to do it on his own terms. he was fearless. my theory is him staying in the twin cities allowed him to stay at arm's length, to do things his own way. >> it's amazing in the last 24 hours, carson, so many other artists are talking about the
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influence of prince had on them. as the host of trl all those years, you must have seen a ton of artists come through who had taken some little piece of prince and tried to work it into their own persona. >> matt, i think it's safe to say everybody who came through. i got to mtv in the late '90s. i was there because they played music videos. i left because they stopped playing music videos. every artist who came through on my watch, including prince, highly influenced by prince. cross genres. jazz, funk, soul, rock 'n' roll, everybody wanted to be like prince. justin timberlake you saw the other day, there was a little of prince in every song i wrote. prince wrote for alicia keys, jay-z and beyonce. he literally, you can't say this about a lot of people, he literally touched everybody. i think that's what the last 24 hours has really been about. his reach was so far, so wide. he'll be so sorely missed. >> we just have a few seconds left, carson. there has always been this rumor
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that there are all these songs that have never been released in something called the vault. can you imagine them coming out now? >> i think they will. you're right. 39 records. in today's day and age, records are saying, you're late on the album. when prince was with warner, warner told him to slow down. you are putting out too much music. 39 albums, 140 music videos. he was working on his memoir. he was maybe 50-pages in. music was going to accompany that. when they go in there and the estate sifts through -- he had the studio in the house -- i think they'll unearth a treasure-trove of prince music, which will be the legacy that we'll have in years to come. >> carson, thanks, pal. >> thank you. >> of course. see you soon, guys. >> since carson is in l.a., we have dylan in the orange room and appropriately made it purple this morning. >> in honor of prince and the news of prince's death is absolutely sending shockwaves
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through the entertainment world. actors and musicians have taken to social media to mourn the loss of an icon. katy perry said, the world lost a lot of magic. rest in peace, prince. thank for giving us so much. whoopi goldberg said, this is what it sounds like when doves cry. lin-manuel miranda tweets this, guts. mourning with you. quincy jones writes, a true artist in every sense of the word. gone way too soon. and tamron hall. like a bird without a song, i've lost one of my best friends today. i know he would have had advice right now. prince, i'm listening, as always. we asked our viewers, what are your top three prince songs? number three, "when doves cry." two, "1999." unsurprisingly, number one, "purple rain." guys. >> should have asked the top 20 songs. dylan, thank you. let's get a check of the forecast.
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>> let's show you what we have going on. we are talking about warmer weather as you can see. big ridge of high pressure. the jet stream, middle of the country, way up to the north. so for today, we're looking at temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. 77 in denver. kansas city, 75. st. louis, tomorrow, 76. nashville, 79. new orleans, 83. moving into sunday, that makes its way further east. washington, 73. columbus, 85. memphis will see a high of 83 degrees. on monday here in the northeast, it's going to be spectacular. stretching all the way back to kansas city. temperatures, 10 to 20 degrees above average. that's what's going on around the country. here's what's ha a soggy day across the bay area with scattered showers moving through. may make the roads wet as you head out the door. especially in the east bay, parts of the peninsula into the south bay. as we look at san francisco now taking a little bit of a break
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from those showers. now moving another round into santa rosa. a look at those temperatures in the mid to upper 50s, low 60s. we'll see temperatures holding steady throughout the day with gusty winds. another round of rain likely by this afternoon. >> get your latest weather, weather channel on cable or online. love the scale or not. the exact day of the week you should weigh yourself if you want the most accurate reading. first, what triggered the downfall or unraveling of tiger woods? the new look at his life and obsession away from golf. what michael jordan is revealing about his friend. that's after this. [music]
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♪ with intuitive all-wheel drive. take on the unexpected. 7:45. we are back now with revealing look at one of the most recognizable sports figures in the world, tiger woods. >> new report is detailing his life after his father's death. willie has that this morning. good morning. >> good morning to you. espn had the inside look into the downfall of tiger woods. professional and personal. the golfer's close friends and colleagues trying to answer the question, how did it go so wrong so quickly for one of the world's greatest athletes? >> reporter: it's a complicated story for tiger woods, how the private athlete who won 14 major championships started a very public implosion. according to an espn report, the answer lies with his father, earl woods, a former green beret
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who died in 2006. >> those of us who spent time around tiger and his father when he was alive understand how connected they were. they were extremely close. >> reporter: after his father's death, espn describes tiger as obsessed with the military. specifically, the navy seals. the article quoting former seals describing woods participating in simulated combat exercises and taking him skydiving. according to tiger's former coach who wrote a book about his former student, tiger was, quote, ready to leave it behind for a military life. one military officer says he asked woods why he was doing all this. my dad, he responded. my dad told me i had two paths to choose from. the downfalls in the years after his father's death are well documented. the infamous car crash, the women, the divorce. >> i am deeply sorry for my irresponsible and selfish
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behavior i engaged in. >> reporter: now, his recent injuries. tiger himself admitting last year he didn't know what the future would hold. >> where is the light at the end of the tunnel? i don't know. >> because he did things nobody had done before, people were just that interested in him. i just never had the feeling that tiger loved being the object of everybody's attention. >> reporter: the most surprising revelations come from michael jordan, woods' long-life friend who talks about tiger's career. quote, i think he's tired. i think he really wishes he could retire but he doesn't know how to do it yet. i don't think he wants to leave it where it is right now. if he could win a major and walk away, he would, i think. michael adding, the thing is, i love him so much that i can't tell him, you're not gonna be great again. >> tough to hear from michael jordan. we reached out to tiger woods for comment but did not hear back. matt, you know as a golf fan, at the time of the accident, the time all these things came
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undone, it was a conclusion he was going to pass jack nicklaus's record of 18 major championships. he's stuck at 14. >> i heard a lot of people speculate that. it proves that golf is mental. once you get shaken mentally and lose the confidence and people stop fearing you on the golf course, it's hard to win. >> a friend of his in the piece says, if he reached jack's record when his father died and this all happened, he would have walked away from the game then and there. >> willie, thank you. ahead, our candid conversation with the cast of "taxi driver." that movie now 40 years old. first, t okay, spinach.
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. scattered showers moving through the bay area. a soggy morning commute. you can see the green on the radar. we have bouts of heavy rain moving through parts of the east bay between hayward and dublin. rain coming down heavily at this point and may make problems with standing water just briefly. also in the peninsula as we head over towards sanford closer to redwood city, rain moving through that will continue to move to the south and east. the rest of the bay area, scattered showers off and on all day. cooler temperatures, highs reaching upper 50s to low 60s. antioch. another round of rain by early this afternoon. let's head to mike tracking problems in oakland. >> it's been a tough morning in oakland. we typically see slowing from the nimitz but not like this one. 880 jammed up.
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the second of the crashes cleared at 23rd. there was a stall 580 through the area. that's causing more slowing rippling back. 580 through oakland now. the green is showing the highlighted wet roadways after overnight rains and drizzle through the area. 87 slowing a lot from 85. same as yesterday. watch that pass. back to you. happening now, the big online response to the passing of the music icon. the bay area with the rest of the nation pausing to pay tribute in purple to prince. look how san francisco city hall is commemorating the purple one. >> fans are looking about hints of his final days. what prince tweeted to others the days before he died. >> oakland paramount theater was one of the last venues to host a prince concert. a link of reaction from local fans on our page.
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♪ ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, remembering an icon. >> how does it feel to know that your song that you recorded back in 1982 is going to be played in every restaurant, every bar, every karaoke club, by every local band from now until january 1st? >> it's quite breathtaking. >> we look back at the life and legacy of pop superstar prince. >> want to bounce? >> sure, go ahead. >> and his many appearances here on "today." instant classic. >> you talking to me? you talking to me? >> yes, we're talking to robert de niro and the rest of the "taxi driver" cast as they reunite four decades after the movie's release.
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>> there's no way i'm letting you go. >> i don't care if we stay up all night. >> what he did have to say about that famous scene and the long-lasting impact of that legendary film. and the woman, the warrior. jessica chastain stops by studio 1a to talk about her action-packed new movie. today is friday, april 22nd, 2016. we're in new york city! >> whoo! >> join us for parkinson's community walk! >> we're from cedar park, texas! >> from atlanta, georgia!
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>> miss today, mrs. tomorrow! woo! we're back now, 8:00 on a friday morning. it's the 22nd day of april, 2016. we've got warm temperatures in new york, and we've got a lot of purple out here as well. got some ladies over here wearing the purple wigs. in honor, of course, of prince. we welcome you back. we're going to have more on the life and times of prince and the impact of his music, how it's being felt all around the world in just calm of minutes. >> but first, let's go over to sheinelle jones. hey, good morning. >> good morning. president and mrs. obama are enjoying royal hospitality this morning. they arrived in london for lunch with queen elizabeth and her husband prince phillip. it's a three-day visit full of pomp, circumstance, and even some politics. nbc's keir simmons is there. keir, good morning. >> reporter: hey, sheinelle, good morning. this castle where british
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monarchs have lived for a thousand years echoing to the sound of helicopter, rotor blades. the duke of edinburgh driving to meet them from marine one, and driving the four of them as they headed off for lunch. this morning, the president and first lady lunch with the queen at windsor castle, where thursday she celebrated her 90th birthday. seeing the queen always an experience, says the american ambassador. she knows that people are going to be nervous, even an ambassador. >> absolutely, and i was. >> president obama arrived in the uk thursday night. in the past, royal etiquette has proved a challenge. in 2011, a timing error. >> to her majesty, the queen. to the vitality of the special relationship. >> reporter: the president's coast competing with an orchestra. >> and in the words of shakespeare. >> reporter: while in 2009, the first lady's arm around the british monarch, criticized by some.
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then there was the time president bush winked at her majesty. >> she gave me a look that only a mother could give a child. >> reporter: she has danced with president ford and ridden horses with president reagan. in total, the queen has meet 11 u.s. leaders. >> at the end of the memo, it says don't be intimidated by all these instructions. really, in the moment, the queen will make you feel incredibly welcome. >> reporter: tonight, the president will dine with the duke and duchess of cambridge, fresh that their stunning tour of india and bhutan, and prince harry, who next month travels to the u.s., joining the first lady for the invictus games, a televised competition, raising money for injured veterans. what we don't know yet, sheinelle, is what the president has bought for the queen. now, that is a difficult present to buy. >> we'll be waiting to see what that happens to be. thank you. secretary of state john kerry and leaders representing at least 160 countries will mark
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earth day today by signing a landmark deal to slow climate change at the united nations. under the agreement, countries set their own targets for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases to curb global warming. there is no penalty, thoughing for missing a target. blue skies in houston, forecasters say conditions will improve after nearly a foot of rain fell on the city this week, but there's still a flooding threat at water levels are rising at two reservoirs. the flooding is being blamed for eight deaths. violent weather in china, and it was all captured on camera. look at this. three dust devils swept through a group of elementary students gathered outside for a sporting event, lifting one young boy into the air, and then dropping him on the ground. this happened wednesday. the boy suffered minor head injuries in the dust-up. a baby polar bear has emerged from her den at the toledo zoo. the cub was born in december. she still doesn't have a name, but she's learning to swim and eat solid foods. she should be ready to meet the
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public on a regular basis starting next month. guys? >> i would like to adopt her. >> you have wrangler. >> let's get a polar bear! good idea! >> what could go wrong? >> they stay small and cute forever, right? >> thank you, sheinelle. of course, the story that everybody's talking about this morning, the sudden death of music superstar prince. he was just 57, and authorities are now investigating the circumstances surrounding it amid an outpouring of grief and appreciation from his fans. natalie is outside prince's home in suburban minneapolis. natalie, good morning again. >> reporter: and good morning to you guys once again. prince's fans still coming out here to his paisley park estate and recording studio. now it's become this makeshift memorial in his honor. as you see, touching tributes and memorabilia. and while we still don't have answers into what may have caused his death at just 57, an autopsy is scheduled for today. what is certain, though, is the profound influence and impact he had on generations of music
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fans. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> overnight, a sea of purple for prince. >> i can't believe he's gone. >> heartbreak and disbelief. >> i have a really hard time understanding that he's dead. >> i was blown away about how much talent he had. >> i don't know what we're going to do without him. >> the music icon found dead thursday in an elevator at his minnesota home. he was just 57 years old. >> person down, not breathing. >> police have released few details. at 9:43 a.m., a 911 call came in. an unidentified male says, we have someone who is unconscious. he goes on to say, the people are just distraught. prince was pronounced dead at 10:07, 24 minutes later. the cause still unknown. today, an autopsy will be performed. last week, a health scare left prince's fans on edge. the legend rushed to an illinois hospital after his plane made an
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emergency landing. a rep for prince claimed he had been fighting the flu. >> dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. >> prince was charismatic, eccentric, and undeniably himself. his 2007 super bowl halftime show in the rain is considered by many to be the greatest ever. bruce rogers designed that show and remembers a phone call prince had with the producer before it started. >> are you okay? and prince is like, can you make it rain harder? >> define genres. he sold more than 100 million copies of his albums, won seven gram mist, and an academy award for his most famous song and movie. his album "1999" gave birth to one of the most quoted sayings in pop culture. ♪ tonight i'm gonna party like it's 1999 ♪ >> in 2004, matt asked prince why he has a louder personality
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onstage. >> the music and the energy. i mean, that's 20,000 people. you come an't come onstage like just got out of bed. >> justin timberlake on instagram calling prince a once in forever artist. madonna posting prince changed the world, calling him a true visionary. alicia keys, prince was a gift, a genius, and a reminder that we have no limits. even president obama weighing in, calling prince one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time. at prince's final concert last week in atlanta, he shook hands with his adoring fans. now they're deeply mourning his sudden loss. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> i was in downtown minneapolis at the first avenue nightclub last night where purple rain was filmed and also which launched prince to superstardom.
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all weekend long, they are holding a dance party there and concerts in his honor. and a photo that is really touching people i think everywhere is this one, this rainbow here in the skies above paisley park. this was taken just hours after word spread of prince's death. guys, back to you. >> just gave me goosebumps, natalie. >> thank you so much. >> you heard in that piece, we were lucky enough to have him stop by here often. most of us were huge fans. here's a little bit of the time we spent with him. electric in the studio. and a favorite out on the plaza. in a place where we're used to seeing stars, prince left us star struck. >> our summer concert series in the plaza this morning continues with a very special performance. >> brian gumable was a huge fan, and in 1997 --
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>> since we know he's one of your very favorite entertainers, the artist is back this morning to sing and perform a combination of two songs. >> get out! [ laughter ] look at this! >> on his final morning as host of "today" -- ♪ brian, whatever you do may god be with you ♪ >> bryant was treated to a farewell concert. >> prince, welcome back. good to see you. >> thank you. >> i got the chance to speak to him several times over the years. including the year 1999. >> how does it feel to know that your song that you recorded back in 1982 is going to be played in every restaurant, every bar, every karaoke club, by every local band from now until january 1st. >> it's quite breathtaking. >> we listened to his music in his l his limo. >> want it loud? >> sure, go ahead.
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>> matt, you can't help but be sexy. it is what it is. >> a larger than life performer onstage, in person, he could be a very private man. most people would say they haven't seen a lot of you in the last couple of years in terms of interviews like this one, and in terms of tours. why are you out there now? >> touring or -- >> touring, doing interviews like this. not something you love to do? >> i always do come talk to you. you're a cool cat. >> just last september, tamron surprised her co-hosts with an on air call from her close personal friend. >> hello, miss tamron. >> ladies and gentlemen, prince. >> he's on the phone right now? >> prince and i -- if you don't know already, are very close. we talk pretty much every day. >> why don't you come on and
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perform for us? >> only if willie can be in my band, because i just want to say one time, help me keep time, willie! >> done, done, done. love you so much. and speak soon. >> love you back. thank you all. >> prince, a friend, a legend, an icon. >> we were lucky. we were really lucky. >> what i love about seeing that is you also see something that people don't often talk about, which is his humor. he really had such a good spirit about him. >> no question. >> ageless. >> of course, we talk about him as the musician, as the rock legend. he was also a fashion icon, okay? a trend setter. he was not afraid to push the boundaries. we talked about that with his former stylist micayla angela davis. >> he created a world, that purple paisley universe. there was nothing too outrageous.
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fashion was another way that he expressed himself. another way for prince to communicate with the world what he was thinking. he really saw no boundaries in everything, and style was really one of them. prince kept moving, kept changing, kept flipping it. so you couldn't say oh, that's a prince look. we didn't sit and talk about his style. we were discussing, though, a feeling. the thing i'll always remember when working with prince is that it was full of fun and whimsy and magic and supreme craft. he made you feel free. >> one of the things about prince's fashion, i used to always look at it and think i could never pull that off. >> l.a. reid said this morning,
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he says, can wear heels and steal your girl. >> that was hilarious. up next, no more toys? why cracker jacks will never be the same again. >> that's on "trending." and two-time oscar nominee jessica chastain will grace our studio. but first, these messages. ♪ ♪
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my allergies don't come between me and victory. live claritin clear. that's how much garbage visitors to our national parks add to the country's landfills each year. but this year, subaru is sharing their zero-landfill expertise with the national parks to work toward the goal of making garbage there a thing of the past. to get involved visit we're back at 8:18. what's trending today. question for the table, how often do you weigh yourself? >> every week. >> i do it every day. >> you do? >> every week. >> every day? >> week. >> i don't weigh myself much. i don't want to see the bad news. >> couple months, maybe.
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>> really? >> there is a best day to weigh yourself. any guesses? >> the 12th of november. >> no, no. it's wednesday. you should weigh yourself every wednesday. this researcher from cornell looked into it. he told, we indulge ourselves all weekend long so we shouldn't weigh ourselves on sunday night. that's depressing. we weigh the least on wednesday mornings, because you're strung out from work. >> i do it on friday. >> why don't you want the truth? >> the most accurate reading is wednesday, middle of the week. >> every day? >> every day. >> it's psychological. i even travel with a scale. >> really? >> i have a small mini digital ka scale. >> does it bum you out if you go up or down? >> no. just have to change things a bit. when you were a kid, get a box of cracker jacks?
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>> yeah. >> what else? >> the prize. >> now, cracker jack is getting rid of the prize. you'll find stickers containing codes. it'll lead you to baseball-inspired games you can play on your phones. it's trying to be modern. it'll change the logo and packaging, as well. i'm not sure if this is true, but i kind of remember -- tell me because we're the same age -- do you remember when the prize was the rings that went -- whoo? >> one of the greatest ever. jack gilford used to be the commercials for cracker jacks. >> we remember the tattoos. ♪ candy coated popcorn ♪ peanuts and a prize ♪ that's what you get in cracker jacks ♪ >> what's the new jingle going to be? >> something with hip hop. we found an interesting article from huffington post. things you should never say to
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people over 50. did people really used to do such and such back in the day? that makes them feel old. it's a rude thing to say. >> if you know somebody is getting on in age, you would never, ever say something like that, right? >> you wouldn't. >> i have a few close friends. the gang, doesn't all go out. >> did you use to back in the day? >> what you're doing is skimming, not reading. >> we had this program called sra. >> i remember that. >> speed reading. >> tell us about it. >> good to know nobody would ever do something like that. >> by the way, the cracker jack thing you just did was a big tell-all of the olden days. >> grown people come up, i grew up watching you. >> that one kills. another one, you still do --
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>> here's when you turn 40, things start to go a little less lexial. >> don't say that. >> around 40, that's when i heard people don't have sex anymore. i guess maybe around then? >> i expected it from her. but not from you. >> it was one of my favorite moments, followed by the next morning when you said, good morning. i'm matt lauer and i don't have sex anymore. on that note, let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today"'s weather is brought to you by the makers of non-drowsy claritin. live claritin clear. >> lot of sniffling going on now in the northeast, new england, and a chunk of the midwest into the plains. things not quite so bad through the south. we're probably going to see the pollen bloom now that the rain has stopped and the sun has come out. we are looking at wet weather in the mid-atlantic states and northeast, as well. wet weather up in the pacific northwest.
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as we get a closer look at the rain in the bay area, we've seen it off and on, pretty scattered now as we get a look at the radar. mostly over parts of the north bay and east bay as well as approaching the south bay. as we get a look now at some of the showers moving through the tri-valley or approaching the tri-valley around pleasanton, also down to fremont, some heavy downpours down there, and over towards stanford, some rain that will make the roads slippery, so be careful driving to work or school this morning. highs today reaching into the mid-to-upper 60s. >> that's your latest weather. >> mr. roker, can we pass along congratulations? we have news to share. we're revealing the winners of the peabody award in entertainment and tv shows. >> the 75th anniversary for the pea bodies -- and look outside. members of the crowd are holding the names of the winners, as we do the honors officially. >> congratulations to "transparent." "mr. robot."
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"blackish." jessica jones. the german series. >> beasts of no nation, unreal, the leftover season two, master of none and wolf hall. >> we didn't match up with cards. can we do it again? >> good rehearsal. also, we want to congratulate wmaq, our chicago station. it won an award, as did our atlanta affiliate. congratulations to everybody. >> well done. coming up, jessica chastain on getting in touch with her inner warrior in her new movie. we'll talk to her after your local news. i'm ...
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==live== a live look this morning across the bay from emeryville. good morning. 8:26 on your friday. i'm sam brock. we start right now with a live look across the bay from emeryville. you see that camera shaking a little bit. gray skies right now making for a soggy morning. bob redell says that is not going to impact work for crews in san francisco who are now dealing with repairing a swimming pool-size sinkhole in pacific heights. this opened up yesterday at sacramento street between lion and baker. repairs are getting started this morning. that hole is 17 by 22 feet. public utilities workers say it was likely caused by a broken sewer main. nearby muni lines are not impacted, but it may take three days or so for the crews to be able to complete the fix and patch up that roadway. mike, you have your eyes on the roadway. you're tracking something in palo alto. >> that's right, i'm tracking,
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well, the damp roadways. look at this, southbound 101 picks up volume just as some rain and drizzle have come through, so nothing torrential. but look, you can see the windshield wipers and the headlights on and the sheen on the roadway. the map will show you we do have that build, a lighter friday commute, though, through the area. northbound route through san jose slowing, especially 87 and 17, just like yesterday. that's a tough pattern right now, recovery for oakland. 580, a slower drive up to the freeway and recovering an earlier stall that's cleared. back to you. >> friday light became friday rain. thanks, mike. that's it for us right now. we'll be back in a half hour. the e-class has 11 intelligent
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test test test a life-changing opportunity to show her product on qvc. >> big, big deal. plus, "taxi driver" 40 years later. i sat down with the cast of the classic movie as they celebrate the film's 40th anniversary. jessica chastain opens up about her action-packed role in
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t"the huntsman: winter's war." first, let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: earth day on the plaza today is sponsored by subaru. proud supporter and protector of our national parks and the national park service centennial. >> in honor of earth day, we are sharing the weather from three national parks. yosemite, grdenali. in alaska, friday, cloudy skies. saturday, clouds and a chance of showers on sunday. as we look into yosemite national park in california, looking good friday, saturday and sunday. temperatures will be in the upper 40s. the grand teton national park in wyoming, mostly sunny, 69. stormy on saturday and sunday. you live in grand teton? >> jackson hole. >> neighbors of
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some of the heaviest rain now coming down in the east bay, and that may impact that morning commute. so, allow some extra time to get to where you're going. as we look at the radar now, showers moving through santa rosa, clearing san francisco for now, and san jose also looking mostly clear. but as we zoom in to see the showers right along 680 and 880, we have some very slick conditions out there between hayward and over toward livermore and also down to fremont. we also are seeing some spotty showers near stanford, so be careful as you head out this morning. >> by the way, in celebration of the national parks 100th birthday, we are going to take the "today" show on the road and visit national parks all across this great country of ours. we are looking forward to that early next month, only on "today". dylan? >> thanks, al. we've got our green graphics ready to go in honor of earth day.
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nbc universal is celebrating all the ways to make the world a greener place. people are showing us how they're creating a better, cleaner planet. amy writes, she spreads clovrer to improve the soil without using harsh chemicals. another twitter user is teaching the younger generation to garden. always good to start them young. paul is making the world a greener place by planting and caring for trees. can never have too many trees. share how you're being green this earth day by using the #dream it green it. >> thank you, dylan. i can't do it. >> you talking to me? i don't see anybody else. >> you're good at it. four decades since that became one of the most quoted movie lines ever and "taxi driver" became an instant classic. >> the cast said many knew it would be good. many took pay cuts to make the movie, including robert de niro.
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i talked to them as they reunited at the tribeca film festival in honor of "taxi driver"'s 40th anniversary. >> back in the day, was it hard to get this movie made? >> yes, it was very hard. >> why? is it all darkness and grit? >> yeah, yeah. at one point, i was thinking of doing it on video, to get it made. i felt very strongly about it. >> give me a two-second pitch synopsis. what's the movie? >> loneliness. >> isolation? >> isolation. the sense of complete isolation from the world. not being able to communicate with anyone. not knowing how to. it can lead to the crossing of the line. >> even if you're born in the city, doesn't mean you don't feel isolated, alienated, alone, whatever you want to call it. i think we all connected to that. >> taxi driver has been staring at us. >> when you first read it, what did you think?
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>> i threw it across the room and tried to hit the garbage can. i had no lines. then didn't we go to the st. regis hotel and improvise? >> that's right. >> i knew these two guys were involved. i saw "mean streets" and said, this has to happen for me. >> what's your real name? >> i don't like my real name. >> you were 12. you were 12. >> i think i made more movies than these guys so -- >> but 12 dealing with a role that was in the dark world of prostitution. i'm trying to imagine the pitch to your mom. >> well, i was an actress. i think we saw it in a matter of fact way. i think it was more disturbing for people to watch than it was me as an actor to play it. >> there's a character in this movie, very important cash echa not in the room with us now but that's all aboround us, and it'
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the city of new york. how did you develop that character, this city, to be such an impactful part of this movie? >> the first thing that comes to mind is i'm a new yorker. so i see everything that way. the whole idea of being in a car. bob had -- he can tell you, he drove a cab a couple of nights. >> it was an interesting experience. i might have done it a week or ten days, give or take. >> he told me that one of the first feelings he had after a couple of nights was that -- he did it at night -- was that a person will get in a car, stranger, and control your life, in effect, for the next 20 minutes or 45 minutes. >> you go where i want you to go. >> exactly. i even think a young actor got in the car one night and saw it was you driving and car. he said, you just won an oscar. he said, my god, is it that hard to get work? >> i want to talk about a couple
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of specific scenes. i want to talk about the scene where you two dance. ♪ while it's incredibly unsettling and disturbing, it also is kind of touching. >> i met this supposedly ex-pick and rehearsed with him for two weeks. he showed me what to do. pick taug pim pimp taught me that. >> he said, you love her and will keep your word no matter what. >> let's talk about the scene that's gotten a little bit of attention. >> you talking to me? you talking to me? >> was it that way on the script? >> there was no dialogue. i believe, in the scene. i remember asking you, i said, could you say something to yourself in the mirror? it was the last week of shooting. we were overscheduled five days.
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it was very difficult. we said, we're just going to shoot the scene. locked the door so our assistant director wouldn't get in. he started improvising it. he kept saying, are you talking to me? sort of at his feet in the mirror, in front of him. he just kept repeating it. shot a ton of footage on it. he said, we have to get out of here. i said, this is good. another minute. he went on a roll. >> you talking to me? i'm the only one here. >> it was like a jazz record, like a solo. >> what'd you say? >> what do you think? >> did you know it would follow you around for 40 years after the movie came out? >> no. you never know with any of that stuff. we just did it. >> jodi, the movie launched a difficult episode for you. it was because of this role that john hinckley became obsessed with you, i think. he went on to try to assassinate ronald reagan.
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it thrust you into a spotlight at a very young age for all the wrong reasons. >> right. >> how did it impact you? >> it's a part of history that there is no reason to comment on. the movie -- it's been 40 years for the movie, so probably 35 years and a lot of work. it's a chapter in history. we've all done bigger and greater things with our lives. >> so last question i'll give to you. 40 years later, is it gratifying to know that you can put this movie on next door and fill a theater with it, and people still come out and care about it that much? >> it's beyond that. i honestly thought it was a film made because we simply -- we couldn't go on living without making it. 40 years later, it's extraordinary. >> it's a great group of people. robert de niro was playing a game with me all night. he would not say the line. i said, what is your problem? he would not say the line. >> i am not your show pony, matt
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best part of the morning. we're back now with the big moment. we're about to declare one lucky lady today's next big thing. the winner will head right to qvc where tomorrow, she'll sell her product on saturday morning gift show. you narrowed the field to three finalists. now, it's in the hands of our judges. doug howe, executive vice president at qvc for manufacturing. jill martin, part of qvc's g.i.l.i. brand. last but not least, she loves her close-ups, savannah guthrie. >> i miss thed that. >> winner of the gadgets for
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finally, the winner of thursday's moms get organized category. >> hi. i'm crista woods from ashburn, california. i invented glovestix. no more harsh chemical sprays. put the stinks in and get the stink out. >> that's savannah's come on out here. nice to see you. >> hi. >> judges, any other questions? >> vanessa, tell us more about the versatility. it comes in different colors and you can wear it different ways. >> absolutely. my favorite is like this. you can do it as a necklace. some people like the bracelet. my daughter to be 10 can wear it as a belt. >> thank you. >> so it forms into an organizational bag and a tote. i didn't get how it did that the other day. can you show how it transform snd. >> absolutely. it come ws this insulated bag.
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you can put shoes down here, a sweater. anything to separate from other items. the top part of the bag you can put a laptop here. you can convert the bag from two compartments, which you see here. i unzip and fold that back. it becomes one big tote. >> very cool. >> thank you. >> my question is for you. how quickly does the glovestix remove the stink? instantaneous? have to wait an hour? i'm thinking of matt's gym shoes. >> right now. you'll notice a huge difference in 24 hours. within three days, that much more. 24 hours, you'll notice a huge difference. >> cool. you've asked your questions. do you want to, as they say, talk amongst yourselves and come up with a winner? >> yes. >> we'll pretend we're not here.
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these could be new chucks also, by the way, which is good. are you guys nervous? >> this is a moment of a lifetime. adrenaline is going. >> i'm nervous. >> i'm in between those. >> you've already kind of won, haven't you? >> yeah. >> gotten exposure for the product already. >> it's exciting. >> one of you will go to qvc and it'll be a big weekend. take your time. time's up! >> we have a winner. >> hold on. >> okay. >> first of all, we want to thank you all for being there and all our moms. this was in honor of mother's day. these really all solve problems. we came up with something all together. it was unanimous. glovestix, krista woods, you are our next big thing. congratulations. [ applause ] >> thank you so much. thank you. >> how do you feel? >> oh, my gosh. i'm going to cry. i'm an ugly crier. i don't want to cry. >> we want to thank all of you. thank you so much.
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your products are really, really clever. congratulations. >> thank you. >> again, we want to remind everyone to watch for krista tomorrow on qvc's saturday morning gifts. 10:00 a.m. eastern. we're back with two-time os
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we are back at 8:49 with two-time oscar nominee jessica
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take a look. >> that's got to hurt a little bit. jessica chastain, good to see you. welcome back. >> morning. >> so you heard about this movie. you said, i like the idea but i don't want to be a damsel in distress. >> chris hemsworth came up to me at the critic's choice awards. we want to send you the script to play my wife. i don't want to be the wife who says, i want you to have a good time. i believe in you. i want to kick butt. he said, don't worry. you do. >> you're all ready, practice, do your choreography, get strong and ready to be a bad ass and then you find out, i have to do this in heels. >> yeah. i went to work with a stunt team. i was feeling confident. then chris shows up, who is 6'5"
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or something. they built me these shoes, they look like flats, but about 4.5 inches hidden inside. >> you're not wearing the shoes on concrete. it's in mud and dirt and things like that. >> yeah. sometimes, we'd be doing a scene walking through the woods in the grass. i'd be serious and then just fall out of frame. >> sounds like a day in my life. >> have you met clumsy savannah? >> not only do you get to be a butt kicker, you have a love affair. it's verboten in the movie, right? >> not so bad with chris hemsworth. he is a good guy. this forbidden love affair between these two characters. >> you're good at accents. you've done several roles that have accents. this is a scottish accent. give me one, you talking to me? >> do me a favor, and say you talking to me? >> you talking to me? >> have him do my line. >> do you get nervous when you
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have to do something like that? with social media, you have the nitpickers who will go, well, i speak with that accent and it's a little wrong. >> this was clear she had to be scottish. the first movie, chris's character was scottish. they were taken from the same area. i found dialect coach from scotland. i wanted to get as authentic -- >> you just did it, by the way. >> a little. >> slipped into it. >> where was it from? >> trying to get me to do it? >> yeah. >> i'll say it normally, from scotland. she came and helped me. it was great. >> i'm always amazed when actors can pull off accents, which you do in this movie. you have a new production company. >> i do. >> tell me what the impetus was for that. >> freckled films. actually, at the critics choice awards, i made a speech. mvp and made a speech about diversity, how we needed it in our american film market.
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right afterwards, i went to london, doing press and they said, it was an amazing speech. what are you going to do about it? i said, you're right. you can't just talk about it. you have to be active. so i created a production company. you know, i'm wanting to celebrate voices that we don't necessarily hear all the time. >> good idea. you're big now on instagram. >> yes. >> what's your name? >> chastainiac. >> we love it. at first, we thought it was if you're a fan, you're a chastainiac, like a belieber or something. >> no. a friend started calling me that a while ago. i'm a bit of a maniac, maybe. i thought, that was a fun name. i chose that. >> will you just give me a little scottish accent? just say scottish the way you did a second ago. >> i already said scotland for you. >> there it was. i heard it. >> really? >> yeah. >> jessica, thank you. >> thank you, guys. >> good to see you. "the huntsman: winter's war" from universal pictures is in
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a little more to go on this friday morning. big crowd out in rockefeller plaza. in the next hour, we'll have much more on the life and legacy of prince. it's been so fascinating to hear the things that people are saying, especially in the
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entertainment world, about how he influenced their creativity. >> and every individual has a prince story. >> has a story. >> a favorite song, a memory. we'll look back. also, "barbershop: the next cut" cast will be here. >> have a great weekend. see you monday morning. here's a check of your local news and weather.i'm ... ==topvo== a new twist in s and a very good friday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. a new twist in the search for a ñ investigators right now focusing their efforts on an apartment in oakland. neighbors at a building at castro and 18th streets say that fbi agents and police have visited a unit there several times. they've been talking to a couple who's believed to have cared for 2-year-old arianna fitts. police in san francisco found her mother's body in a park two
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weeks ago. she worked at a best buy store in san francisco and wore her work shirt the night that she disappeared. happening right now, police hoping that that shirt can help jog someone's memory about what might have led to her death. at our home page, you can learn more about that and why police believe other bits of crime scene evidence might provide some crucial clues. also, work crews are getting started on repairs to a large sinkhole in an upscale part of san francisco. bob redell's been reporting from that site all morning and we've posted his report online, which you can link to on our facebook page. and the bay area jewish population is celebrating tonight the start of passover. a new uptown funk parody released by an israeli troop is putting an unusual passover spin on the pop music hit. visit "passover funk" on our website.
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♪ purple rain, purple rain ♪ purple rain, purple rain ♪ purple rain, purpleain welcome to "today" on this friday morning. april 22nd, 2016. i'm willie geist along with al and dylan. tamron has the day off. the world coming to grips with the shocking news that prince died yesterday at just 57 years old. we'll be paying tribute to his life, legacy, music all morning long. it was one of those things, you hit your phone and go no. >> you couldn't believe it.
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for somebody who is so ageless, i couldn't believe he was 57 years old. >> i had the same reaction. >> he would have been 58 in a couple months. i thought, i'm three years older than prince? how is that possible? >> i did the math backwards. 57, that means he was only 22, 23 years old when he was putting out these revolutionary, iconic records in the early '80s, "1999" and "purple rain." natalie is outside his paisley park home and studio in suburban minneso minneapolis. >> you can see people continue to come here. they are paying tribute, leaving along memorabilia to honor prince. there are still more questions than answers this morning as to the cause of his death. he was found dead inside of his paisley park estate. the recording studio. it was about 9:43 a.m. when he was found unresponsive. a short time later, he was pronounced dead at the age of 8
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57. there is an autopsy schedule d d for later today. could take weeks before the results are back. his rep is claiming prince was battling the flu for weeks. he had cancelled concerts a few weeks ago. last week, he performed what would be his last concert in atlanta. then on his return flight home from that concert, his plane was forced to make an emergency landing in illinois. he was hospitalized briefly, then he was released. a couple of hours later. the circumstances of his death, still very unclear. what is certain, as you all have been talking about all morning long, is a profound impact he has had on his fans. i was able to speak to some outside of the first avenue nightclub in minneapolis, where he filmed "purple rain," and where they're celebrating his life and legacy all weekend long. >> i've been here my whole life. i was raised on prince, my
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parents. we lived down the street where where he got married. it was exciting to be here and be part of the history. >> i used to play in a funk band. we did prince covers. i have a special place in my heart for prince. had to make it out. >> maybe not ours as much as he is the generation that came before us, but any of us who can appreciate good music can understand how good prince is. >> how good he was, indeed. we talk about his musical genius. if you think about it, at the age of 12, prince had taught himself how to play 20 instruments. he, of course, would then go on to win seven grammys, sell over 100 million records worldwide. he never really stopped working. you know, or performing in the last 18 months, he released four albums and was said to be writing his memoir, "the beautiful ones," scheduled to be released in 2017. i think this morning, a photo that is resonating, and certainly touching people everywhere, was taken a few
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hours after news of his death here in paisley park. is this beautiful rainbow. it lit up the skies over his recording studios over the skies, as if sending a signal to the heavens, that another legend tragically gone way too soon. >> beautiful shot. natalie, thanks so much. she talked about all the work he'd been doing up to his death. there is this thing they call the vault. in his studio, he reportedly has ye years worth of music he never released. hopefully we'll get to hear that. >> constantly being creative and producing more. >> i wonder who will control that music. >> right. >> he was very, very controlling about that. >> yup. >> what happens now? it'll be interesting. of course, movies, he won an oscar for "purple rain." it's one of your favorites. >> i just thought for me, 1984, i was 9 years old and becoming conscious of music. michael jackson's "thriller" was
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the same year. then "purple rain." you had michael and prince doing their thing in different ways. "when doves cry." you can pick a ton of songs off the movie. that was his project, from the movie itself to the music behind it. again, he was 24, 25 years old when he did all that. >> amazing. >> it wasn't that long ago, 2014, on "saturday night live," they let him play for eight minutes, which is, in the world of "saturday night live," unheard of, to let a musical guest keep going. how do you stop genius like that? there was a compilation of so many songs. it was incredible. >> how about you, al? >> you know, it's kind of obscure, but he did the soundtrack to "batman." the first one in 1989. he did the whole joker look. this song, "party man," you know, the whole band was dressed as prince and he's dressed as the joker.
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>> amazing. you could do a million of these. the super bowl performance in 2007, where it's pouring rain and there is an oral history on youtube if you want to check it out. the producers of the halftime show say, prince, it's a lot of rain. he says, make it rain more. he wanted to use it as part of his performance. they're talking about how he had seven electric guitaguitars. they're holding their breath, holding nothing happens. >> not a good mix. >> he made it work. >> speaking of wa ining of wate prince song, julia roberts in "pretty woman" singing "kiss." >> with the headphones on. ♪ kiss >> i have one. ♪ if you want to impress me >> that's how we all sound singing prince. >> great moments. >> as you know, if you watch this show, tamron and prince, very close friends.
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she and prince talked pra practically every day by telephone. tamron tweeted this out. like a bird without a song, i've lost one of my best friends today. i know he would have advice right now. prince, i'm listening, as always. tamron said she spoke to prince on monday. >> right. >> he had this scare over the weeke weekend, where his plane made an emergency landing. he had the flu. he sounded fine and indicated to her that he was fine. she was doubly stunned by the news yesterday. her concerns had been put at ease a little by him. >> i talked to her yesterday. one of the things she's kind of like feeling badly about, and we all have these moments probably, that he wanted her to come out this past weekend to see something. she couldn't. oh, i'll see you soon. see you soon. >> yeah, prince, we talked about this, we were all kind of laughing about it, he used a selfie of tamron as the cover of his love song, if i could get your attention.
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that's the cover of the song. that's a selfie of tamron. very, very close friends. we get to know some of the celebrities who come through the studio. tamron and prince were on a different level. very tight. >> he called in here. >> look at our reactions when we learned prince was on the phone. >> i said, hello, prince. he said -- >> hello, ms. tamron. >> ladies and gentlemen, prince. >> what? >> prince is on the phone right now? >> prince and i, if you don't know already, are very close. we talk pretty much every day. >> come on with us and perform for us. >> only if i can say, only if willie can be in my band. i want to sing one time, hit me two times, willie. >> yes. >> done, done. >>? >> you are loved. speak soon. >> love you back. >> i didn't think it was really prince.
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>> i didn't believe it for the longest time. >> that's not prince. >> so cool. so missed. >> special moment. so many sites are paying homage to prince, including the apollo theater in harlem, with their sign right there. i couldn't read what it said. sorry. then the minnesota twins. he's an icon across the world, but especially minnesota. the twins donning the purple for him. brooklyn, spike lee threw an impromptu party outside of his headquarters. lots of people there. ♪ purple rain >> just dancing to "purple rain." the cast of "hamilton" danced to "let's go crazy." of course, it's always a sold-out show. everybody going along with that there. so cool to see. all of these pop culture icons now, just embracing prince. je jennifer hudson and the cast of "the color purple" performed
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"purple rain." ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> cool. >> almost becomes a gospel song, the way they perform >> from all of those performers and people on twitter and facebook, the reverence. he played all 27 of the instruments, so he was this sort of enigmatic figure, one of the most talented pure musicians. >> i think we took for granted. he was there. >> wow. we'll have much more on prince coming up. first a little weather. >> let's show you what's going on of it all of that heavy rain moving out of texas thank goodness. we show you the satellite we've got wet weather into the northeast, mid-atlantic states. we need it. it has been dry. we have red flag warnings from the carolinas into new england so storms on the east coast. stronger storms ohio into alabama. that's
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and roll hall of fame. millions are remembering his impact. >> his music was original. his style unique. his persona enigmatic. ♪ >> prince was a musical rule breaker who transcended pops, rock for almost four decades. the artist behind huge hits like raspberry beret and "little red corvette" found unresponsive in his estate wednesday. >> for a male down not breathing. >> medical personnel performed cpr but were unable to revive him. just last week the music icon greeted fans for what would be his final public performance. one day later his plane was forced to make an emergency
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landing in illinois at the time he was hospitalized for what was described as the flu. the "purple rain" star trying to reassure fans held a dance party over the weekend, according to people inside he referenced his health saying quote, wait a few days before you waste any prayers. married twice, prince's personal life remained private. he told matt -- >> i think it's important to keep my private life private and my public persona more into music. >> with a library of hits of his own prince wrote manic monday, nothing compares to you, and pray, i feel for you, and glamorous life. his big flamboyant presence captivated audiences and left a lasting impression. his 2007 rain soaked super bowl
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halftime show considered by many to be the best ever. he also stole the show in 2014's epic "snl" appearance performing a record eight minute medley performance. he also made a memorable appearance on the new girl that year. >> i haven't given you enough time to freak out. you may do so now. >> my god. >> he was a pop culture icon as well, evidenced in the messages posted to social media. showing how far reaching his influence was. justin timberlake calling prince a once in forever artist. madonna posting prince changed the world, calling him a true visionary. alicia keys, prince was a gift, a genius and reminder we have no limits. even president obama weighed in calling prince one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time. matt got the chance to speak with prince several times over the years, including in 1999.
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>> how does it feel to know that your song you recorded in 1982 is going to be played in every restaurant, bar, every karaoke club, by every local band from now until january 1? >> it's quite breath taking. >> a legend who revolutionized music and culture, gone too soon. ♪ >> we'll talk next about the prince legacy that extends far beyond music, the "rolling stone"s joe levy after these messages. ♪ ♪ that's life. you diet. you exercise. and if you still need help lowering your blood sugar... ...this is jardiance. along with diet and exercise... jardiance works around the clock...
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due to your first accident. see car insurance in a whole new light. liberty mutual insurance. prince left a mark on music and culture that'll influence generations of artists to come. for more on his legacy, contributing editor of "rolling stone" and host of "incoming" on spotify, we have joe levy joining us. >> good morning. >> when you first heard about this, what was your reaction? >> i was shocked. i mean, there was a little flicker of news about his health, his plane had to make an emergency landing. his people said it was the flu. there was within initial report it may have been more serious. you know, he had people over to paisley park this weekend. there was a dance party, you know. it seemed like he was fine. i put those worries out of my mind. yesterday, completely shocked. >> we've heard people say again and own geagain over and last 2s that prince was a revolutionary. why was his music revolutionary?
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>> to understand his impact and legacy, you have to think about all the different things he did well. let me put it this way, imagine michael jackson as a jimmy page guitar hero. put those two things together and you have a sense of what was so remarkable about prince on stage. he laid claim to music history. he was in the middle of the 1980s, broke through as a major star. had a little richard mustache, james brown's dance moves and put it in the middle of the pop charts in the 1980s. >> in looking at him and you look at social media, and the outpouring from all strata of folks, all around the world. >> right. >> why did he touch so many people? >> that's exactly what he did though. that's what his music was about. that's what he was about. it was about uniting people, crossing boundaries. crossing musical boundaries, gender boundaries, racial boundaries. if you were a megastar in the
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middle of the 1980s, it's what you did. michael jackson did. madonna did. it's possible nobody did it better than him, with more intention than he did. he unified audiences. >> for younger viewers who may be watching, too young to be around during "purple rain" and all that, are there artists today in whom you see the influence of prince? >> sure. usually, you see people touching a piece of that legacy, not the whole thing. justin timberlake had a statement saying, somewhere in the background of every song i've ever written is prince. certainly, that's true. you look at a figure like bruno mars, so multi-talented. his performances are great. he reaches back to the music of the past, the way prince did. janelle monae, she is consciously embracing prince's legacy. he embraced her, as well, as an artist. you see it. you don't see it all at once, the way he put these things together. >> and probably never will again. >> unlikely. >> joe levy, thank you so much. we'll be back with more of
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==live== a live look this morning across the bay from emeryville. gray skies are making for a soggy morning. ==topvo== our bob redell says that won't impact work for crews in san francisco - now dealing with repairing a large sinkhole in pacific heights. it opened yesterday at sacramento street between lyon and baker. repairs are getting started this morning. the hole is now 17 by 22 feet. public utilities workers say it was likely caused by a broken sewer main. nearby muni lines are not being impacted. but it may take three days for crews to complete the fix .. and patch the road. ==topvo== a new twist in the search for a missing san francisco toddler. investigators are now apparently focusing on an apartment in oakland. neighbors at a building at
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castro and 18th streets say f-b-i agents and police have visited a unit there several times. they've been talking to a couple who's believed to have cared for 2-year-old "arianna fitts." police in san francisco found they have been talking to a couple who is caring forrar aryana fits. she worked at a best buy and wore her work shirt the night she disappeared. they hope the blue shirt might jog someone's memory. it has been raining on and off. mike will get a look at the traffic.
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good friday morning. i'm kari hall. taking a look at showers across much of the bay area moving from the north bay closer to san francisco. we have heavy downpours moving through the east bay approaching fremont and the peninsula around stanford. expect heavy rain there. we will see this off and on for
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several hours and highs in the upper 50s and mid 60s. let's head to palo alto. >> you see rain near stanford. near university and southbound, that's the conditions. look at the map. that is the red zone. from fremont as well and we are covering oakland and the bay bridge. northbound to wolf, we have the latest traffic blocking at least one lane. in cupertino towards 85 as well. >> crunching in the south bay. we will have updates in a half hour. now we will return you to the "today" show.
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taking a look at the headlines a search for answers following the sudden death of superstar prince at age 57. autopsy will be conducted today. nbc news learned when prince's plane was diverted to moline, illinois last week it was because there was an unresponsive male on board. james comey, the bureau may have paid more than $1 million. when he was asked about it thursday comey said the hack cost more than he will earn in seven years. about 1.3 million. comey says it was worth it. you have trouble sleeping in a hotel bed?
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the real reason is that half your brain is still awake. they suggest it's an anxious survival instinct to be aware of danger after we find ourselves in unfamiliar places. the night watch instinct was found in whales and dolphins who sleep with one half of their brain at a time. learn something every day. you get peanuts and a prize in cracker jacks but a new prize. cracker jacks comes with a sticker that you scan to play video games after downloading an app. there is an updated package and logo with a younger looking sailor jack and his dog bingo. al, i'll admit i didn't mow the dog's name was bingo. >> i sadly did. in fact, i knew bingo when he was a puppy. hey, you know, we're excited early may we're going to be helping celebrate the national parks 100th birthday. we'll be visiting a bunch of national parks, you should too because find your park. denali in alaska is spectacular,
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friday, mostly cloudy, sunday some rain. yosemite national park, a gorgeous park, snow showers today, saturday, sunday, decent amount of sunshine, temperature in the 50s. and grand teton in wyoming, sunny today, rain moving in over tomorrow and sunday. that's what's going on a scattered showers moving through the bay area and then some spots we have heavy rain coming down as we get a close look at the radar. we had a break from the rain in san francisco, but it's moving back in. we have heavy rain that may hit the roads around fremont. over towards palo alto and stanford, rain moving through that will continue to slowly move off to the south and east. san jose seeing light rain and temperatures rising into the upper 60s. >> that's your latest weather. al and i got a chance to hang out the other day with a pretty amazing crew.
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ice cube, common, cedric the entertainment, eve, the cast of "barbershop: the next cut." >> we were in harlem, usa. they opened their doors to us so we could talk about why they decided to make a third run at this franchise. >> the town i love. neighborhood of family and friends. >> south side chicago, baby. >> cube, it's been more than ten years since the last "barbershop." what took so long? >> time was right. the situation on the south side of chicago right now, it's like this movie, showing them, the situation and how we can change it. >> your mama found gang paraphernalia in your drawer, in my house. how am i supposed to trust you? >> calvin has a 14-year-old son he's trying to keep off the streets. i think it's a very universal message. >> i'm tired of this mess.
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every time i turn around, somebody killing somebody over nothing. >> we've got to do something about it. >> common, i know the themes cube talked about hits you close to home, being that you're from chicago. >> i worked every day trying to do something to help the people of chicago. you know, this story is exactly it. >> what happened in the barbershop? we came here to get away from women. >> we were struggling and we had to work together. >> saved us both. >> turn ed the barbershop into unisex shop. we have a host of other smart women, opinionated, who won't let us get away with anything. that's really what's cool about, you know -- >> kind of like what's going on back there. >> that's right. >> you playing celebrity bashrb. >> i was the lone female. i love the guys but it's nice to have female energy.
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>> had to broaden the horizons. i also brought some financial power to the shop. he was struggling, $20 a cut. i came in with weaves, you know. $1,200 a pop. >> i know what it's like. it was popping last time. >> did she just say fleek? don't make up words. in the whole dictionary full of words. there's a wealth of dictionary. flip through it. >> cedric, your character, i mean, he's unapologetic. >> i have these old school ways. they let me have it. i'm letting them have it. they need to learn to iron. they all still need to know how to iron. cook a pot of beans. >> whatever. >> all these girls don't know how to cook beans no more. little things that count for a man. >> beans? >> i can -- beans take all days to cook. >> nobody has time to go work and cook beans. >> the reason the movies do so well, cube, is because it's familiar to people.
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everybody grew up in a barbershop. do you remember the barbershop of your youth? >> shop on western we went to all the time. it was cool. you go in there and the barbers treat you like they've been knowing you your whole life. it's cool to be able to kind of revamp that feeling. i know barbershops have all tirc different kinds of flavors all over the country. what's the same is it's a place you can be yourself. >> as we watch these expert professionals behind you, does anyone actually have barber skills in the group? >> i've done one haircut before, willie. >> one? >> just the one? >> and i got paid for it so it makes me a professional. ♪ real people >> me and common, we did a song together. >> our music, we speak a lot of truth. >> i understand you actually can -- >> absolutely. >> i think i have skills. >> can you give us a little something? >> please don't. >> i don't think the world is
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ready for regina. >> my rap name is rated r. >> oh. >> guys, this movie is awesome. congratulations. >> you need to do this movie here. >> that's next. >> weather or not. >> name of the movie, "weather or not." >> on the spot, he came up with "weather or not." >> he's a producer. >> loved it. >> thank you again to the famous barbershop. interesting to note when common won a golden globe last year with john legend, it was presented to them by prince. amazing. "barbershop: the next cut" is in theaters now. i have a full profile of ice cube this weekend on "sunday today." we're back at this. (vo) if you have type 2 diabetes, you may know what it's like to deal with high... and low blood sugar. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar.
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chewy delights. only from tums. this morning on today food we're wrapping up a week of 20-minute meals. i made this supper for my family this past sunday night and put it on instagram. i got 3,000 likes. i'll try to do it for you, as well. it's pork chops, quinoa, a salad and roast eed cauliflower. takes more than 20 minutes but i'll show you. i like 2-inch thick pork chops but that's another story. take a couple of -- like three cups of water and a cup of
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quinoa. pour it on in there. you're going to bring it in a simmer. just under a little bit of a boil. then take it to a simmer. put the pot on and it'll take 15 minutes to cook. it absorbs all the water. once it happens, you can throw in butter, clives and a little salt and a pepper and let it sit. fluff it with a fork and it's great. you go to the pork chops. again, a little olive oil, little salt, little pepper on each side. you're going to put these in a hot skillet. if you have a cast iron skillet, it's the greatest invention. >> i don't have one. it's the one thing i don't have. >> these are going to cook quickly. you only want them to cook two minutes per side. these have been in. you flip them over. as that -- once you flip it over, throw in a little ro rosemarrrosema rosemary. flash the garlic. >> the amount of flavor coming
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out of the pork chops right now -- >> i'll tell you about the cauliflower. it's one of the great vegetables. this will take about an hour. you start it early and go do something else. basically, core it from the bottom, brush it with olive oil, salt and pepper. put it in the oven. >> what pan do you put it in? >> a cast iron skillet, a baking pan, whatever. put it in the oven at 375 for an hour. it comes browned out like that. >> it's all you have to do? >> that's it. >> real flavor to it. >> roasting a cauliflower is one of the great things that most people don't realize how good it tastes. especially when you roast it. take these out. then you've got this leftover -- some olive oil and the garlic and the rosemary. >> bring it over. >> spoon it over the top. then you have your quinoa. you've got your cauliflower. i'll flip this over. >> al, pork chops are pretty much my favorite meal on the planet. >> love them. >> that's saying something.
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>> these are amazing. >> i watched you put away a side of beef once for dinner. >> i don't mind steak, but pork chops are my favorite. >> competitive eater. >> we want to mention a today food club member standout. joanie from phoenix, arizona, made this mac and cheese. up next, more tributes from prince. one of his great performances 20 you say avocado
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prince joined us here if studio 1a down stairs in july of 1994 for his first ever performance on "today". >> here is prince singing alongside marvin gaye's daughter. ♪ get, get up ♪ bang, bang, bang ♪ knocking on your door ♪ once and forever more ♪
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♪ knocking on your door ♪ got to make love and have some fun ♪ ♪ now while we are alone ♪ somebody wants to hear a love song ♪ ♪ why you aiming your gun at me ♪ ♪ i'm aiming back at you ♪ people knocking on your door ♪ one side and will forever more ♪ ♪ got to make love and have a little fun ♪
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♪ pop, pop, pop goes the pistol ♪ ♪ bang, bang, bang goes the gun ♪ ♪ if we only had one year left to live ♪ ♪ what good is the time to spend if you have no love to give ♪ ♪ if you're sick of evil
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knocking on your door ♪ ♪ throw up the love sign once and forever more ♪ ♪ if you have evil knocking at your door ♪ ♪ throe up the love sign once and forever more ♪ ♪ if you'd rather make love and have a little fun ♪ ♪ pop pop pop go the pistol ♪ bang bang bang go the gun ♪ pop pop pop go the pistol ♪ bang bang bang go the gun ♪ pop pop pop go the pistol ♪ bang bang bang go the gun
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♪ show us the love sign ♪ the love sign ♪ pop, pop, pop ♪ love sign ♪ pop, pop, pop ♪ get up ♪ love sign >> that is, of course, the legendary prince performing here on "today" in 1994, 22 years ago. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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jenna bush and hoda. >> so excited. >> we're counting down till sunday. >> sunday morning. >> what's going on? >> you're on the show. hoda kotb has a piece for us. plus, my day with ice cube. his group inducted into the rock&roll hall of fame. we talked about how the outlawed hip hop group got accepted into the hall. >> we never thought we'd ever anywhere near here. to be so hated and despised when we first came out by so many people, to get that recognition from the industry, in a lot of ways, saying rap wasn't music when we first started. >> was that living your dream? >> look at you both. >> did you put your sunglasses on to look as cool as him? >> i couldn't wear them during the interview. we did drive around in a '64 impala.
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expect more cloudy skies and off and on rain through the rest of the morning and early afternoon. temperatures will hold steady in the mid 60s in the south bay peninsula and trivalley. expect lower 60s in the north
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bay and san francisco. the winds turn gusty and much of the rain should be out of here in time for the evening commute and allow you to get outside for the evening activities. we will get a look at how the roads are moving. >> it was on. the commute is also on flowing southbound. the map will show you the section in red out of redwood city northbound. also slow. the crash cleared over the embarcader embarcadero. that is slow out of downtown, but no problems on the curve. the bay bridge toll plaza has a back up, but more will build towards midday. >> the big online response to the passing of the music icon, prince. the bay area and the rest of the nation pausing to pay tribute to prince in our twitter feed. you can look at the images and how city hall is commemorating the musician. fans looking for hints about his
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final days. what prince tweeted to others days before he died. that's on the top of n br nbcbayarea.c one of the last venues.
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♪ hey, everyby, it is friday, april 22nd, 2016. our set is in purple because we're remembering the music icon prince that passed away at the young age of 57. i am joined by jenna bush hager. the song you're hearing, "when doves cry." >> don't you love it? >> he has those songs when you hear one puts you in exactly at a place, exactly at a time. they talk about the


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