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your extra hour of sleep? >> oh, yeah. >> good, good. tod "today" show's up next. we'll see you for updates in 25 minutes. >> or any time at >> let's turn them back again. good morning. breaking overnight, brittany maynard, the terminally ill woman who decided to end her own life has died. up and down the east coast, 100,000 without power. dylan is on the scene and al will tell us if more is on the way. what went wrong? did human error cause that virgin galactic space plane to break apart in mid air, killing the pilot and leaving the co-pilot seriously injured? sir richard branson joins us for his first interview since that
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accident. and a walk to remember. nik wallenda amazes once again, tightrope walking between two sky escapers in chicago. >> it's absolutely beautiful. stunning. >> he will join us live "today," monday, november 3rd, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and, good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer alongside al roker, natalie morales and after 12 weeks she has left baby vale. >> oh! >> in the good hands of her husband, mike, and savannah is back from her maternity leave. >> and i thought you were going to say and samantha godfrey, welcome back. >> i remember the name.
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how did that alarm feel? >> it sounds like a baby crying, but it's so great to see everybody and all our friends behind the scenes. it's fun. too much of that vale video and you may have some waterworks. >> out on the plaza, people welcoming you back from maternity leave. look at that one. >> i was up all night working on that sign. >> great to have you back. we'll have visits with vale later on. meanwhile, look who is back from chicago after a late night. >> it was a thrilling night and so glad it all went off amazingly. >> nik wallenda. >> nik wallenda, making history again with two walks over the city. >> a nail biter. >> it was. huge crowd turned out. >> it's good to have you here. we'll have more on nichlt k's amazing feats later on. let's get to our top story this morning. and it's a sad one. a choice by brittany maynard, that 29-year-old who became the face of death with dignity
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movement to end her own life. tamron has the latest on that. good morning to you. >> brittany maynard made that decision months ago after being diagnosed with incurable brain cancer. she went through with her promise over the weekend, dying peacefully, surrounded by loved ones. she made her final facebook post on saturday, writing, good-bye to all my dear friends and family that i love. today is the day i have chosen to pass away with dignity in the face of my terminal illness. this terrible brain cancer that has taken so much from me but would have taken so much more. the story of the 29-year-old diagnosed with terminal brain cancer made headlines when she moved to oregon to take advantage of that state's death with dignity act. a video explaining her decision to end her life on november 1st went viral with 10 million views on youtube. >> i don't have to die the way that it has been described to me the way that my brain tumor would take me. >> just last week, a new video,
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alluding to a possible delay. >> november 2nd comes along and i'm still alive, i know that we'll just still be moving forward as a family like out of love for each other and that decision will come later. >> reporter: overnight a statement from end of life association associated with with maynard read in part, she chose to abbreviate the dying process by taking the aid in dying medication she received months ago. she died as she intended, peacefully, in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones. there were heartfelt tweets about maynard's passing. your story, compassion and fight will never leave me. she modeled the bravery of facing death with dignity. she, not cancer, had the last word. in her last online post, she thanked family and close friends, who she called her ring of support before ending with a final message. good-bye, world. spread good energy. pay it forward. her official obituary released sunday night reading she left
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this world with zero regrets on time spent, places been or people she loved in her 29 years. >> seize the day. what's important to you? what do you care about? what matters? pursue that. forget the rest. >> just last month she and her family took a trip to the grand canyon, the last task on her bucket list. in the end, brittany maynard said about her decision, the freedom is in the choice. guys, back over to you. >> tamron, thank you very much. a lot of people will be weighing in on this and sharing their emotions, both positive and in some cases, negative. it is a controversial decision. >> controversial but what a remarkable young woman. >> absolutely. brutal cold being felt by tens of millions across the east this morning. that, after a nasty storm brought snow from maine to the deep south. "today's" dylan dreyer is in a very chilly bangor, maine.
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i recognize that winter coat. i didn't think it would be out this early. >> reporter: me either. it was warm when you left. you come back, it feels like the heart of winter and i know you were not gone that long. even hardy new englanders are saying this snow storm hit way too early. that erright. 14 1/2" of snow on the ground here. that's typically what you would see around christmastime, not right after halloween. trying to restore power to the more than 100,000 people that lost it. it's not just the snow, but the cold stretches all the way down south. judging by all this, it's hard to believe that winter is still more than six weeks away. in bangor, maine, this morning, they're waking up to more than a foot of snow. mid fall and already heavy snow and 50-mile-per-hour wind gusts are making highways look downright wintry. snow dusting pumpkins and covering foliage just days after halloween. >> it's funny.
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yesterday, you could see i was out here, cleaning my leaves up out of -- putting my garden beds away. what a difference a day makes. >> reporter: in foxborough, massachusetts, wet and white weather couldn't keep patriots fans down. >> this is patriot football weather. i love it. >> reporter: 50,000 runners bundled up for the 44th new york city marathon, making an already brutal 26.2 miles even more difficult. even for the professionals. >> very strong run. >> i feel like i fought the whole way in these tough conditions. >> reporter: even the south couldn't escape early snow. cold temperatures from georgia to the carolinas. skiers, reveling in the second earliest opening at north carolina's sugar mountain ski resort. >> they're great. just getting them warmed up for the rest of the season. >> so cold, records were set in florida. yes, florida, where cold air brought new lows to miami, daytona beach and orlando.
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so, of course, november wasn't off to a great start this weekend. the good news is we should already start to turn the corner. by this afternoon, temperatures should rebound down across the south and the midatlantic. >> get back to normal. dylan, thank you so much. warm up. we're also watching a major system coming out from the south. this will be a big impact for a wide south for election day from del rio, texas, dallas, up into oklahoma. we're talking some areas picking up three to five inches of rain. that's going to be spreading to the north. we also have another major system coming onshore into the pacific northwest. and that area is going to be looking over the next 48 hours anywhere from three to six inches of rain. and that moisture down south, that's going to be making its way here into the northeast. and we may be looking at another storm system coming up this weekend. >> al. >> yea! >> happy dance!
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>> all right, al. thank you very much. in the meantime, we're learning more this morning about what may have led to that tragic crashative virgin galactic space plane during a test flight. in a moment we'll talk to the company's founder, sir richard branson. first, jacob rascon has the latest on the investigation. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. the ntsb wants us to be clear, these new facts don't tell us the official cause of the crash. that will take much longer. video and flight data taken inside and outside the cockpit was a mistake by both man and machine. a break in the investigation into virgin galactic's failed test flight killed one pilot and injured another, active chairman saying the tails or feathers of the space plane, which are only supposed to deploy as the aircraft re-enters the atmosphere deployed before the plane ever got into space.
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ntsb saying video from inside the cockpit shows the co-pilot, michael alsbury, who died in the crash, unlocked the feathers as the rocket ignited. they don't deploy simply because they're unlocked. video and flight data confirmed nobody pulled that lever. the feathers deployed on their own. seconds later, the aircraft came apart. >> we're a long way from finding cause. we still have months and months of investigation, a lot to do, a lot we don't know. >> reporter: this is the biggest piece of what is left. what would have carried six space tourists and two pilots into suborbit. more than 700 people have already bought tickets including justin bieber, katy perry and leonardo dicaprio. the community is mourning the
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loss of alsbury. >> he was a friend and a colleague to, you know, to all of us. never gets replaced. >> reporter: and the surviving pilot, peter siebolt, is recovering after surgery. is he talking to doctors but not yet well enough to talk to investigators. he may prove critical, matt, into understanding what the ntsb just found. >> jacob rascon, thank you very much. sir richard branson is the founder of virgin galactic. sir richard, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i know it's early and the ntsb is saying it's going to take a long time to have concrete answers. the preliminary ideas that the co-pilot on this flight may have started the deployment process of those tails or feathers at the wrong time, have you seen
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that video? can you confirm that? >> i haven't seen the video myself. the ntsb, you know, are leading the investigation. and we go by exactly what they tell us. but, you know, if the deployment did take place early, obviously, they're indicating that may well be the cause. but we need them to examine that further and let us know. >> i know you're taking a wait and see approach, sir richard. but people are already wondering whether this accident and the death of this co-pilot is a crippling blow. there have been delays, setbacks in the past with this program and can virgin galactic survive the image that's now been seen around the world of that space vehicle coming apart at 45,000 feet? >> i think that if we can find
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what the ntsb is pointing to, and if that ends up to be the case, that is something which is easy to fix and we can make absolutely certain that, you know, it cannot be done again in the future. so, i think, you know, we have a wonderful spacecraft, spaceship, wonderful 400 engineers trying to make history and they're not going to put down tools. they're going to move forward and create a spaceship company that will be, hopefully, one day the marvel of the world. yes, it's been a horrible setback, obviously, for mike alsbury's family and mike himself but we owe it to him to continue. and that, we will do. >> even as you say we owe it to
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him to continue, i'm thinking back to the early days of the nasa programs going into space. although they had tragic loss of life as well, that was about the advancement of science. it was about that giant leap for mankind and rightly or wrongly, people don't see your program in the same light. they think it is more of an expensive thrill ride. so, is it worth the risks? >> absolutely, it's worth the risks. i mean, our program is about many different things. first of all, it's about giving the millions of people who would like to go to space the chance to go to space. secondly, it's about putting up massive arrays of satellites to enable the 3 billion people, for instance, who don't have mobile phone, internet access or wifi access to get them. third it's about point-to-point travel in the future in an environmentally friendly way at a fraction of the time it takes today. and i can carry on.
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so, it's a grand -- it's a grand program which has had a horrible setback, but i don't think anybody watching this program would want us to abandon it at this stage. >> sir richard branson, appreciate your time this morning. thank you very much. >> thank you very much. thanks, matt. >> all right. turn over to natalie and troubling news out of iraq this morning. >> that's right. it's being called the worst blood shed in iraq in months. isis rounded up and massacred a sunni tribal leader, says his men were overrun by isis. islamic militants then shot 200 men at close range along with dozens of women and children. state television is reporting that iraq's prime minister has ordered air strikes on isis targets in response to the killings. world trade center is open for business, 13 years after the 9/11 terror attacks, conde nast
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will start moving into the building today. it is america's tallest building. its executive director says the new york city skyline is whole again. republicans and democrats are deadlocked going into tomorrow's mid-term elections, according to the latest wall street journal poll. 46% of likely voters prefer a republican-controlled congress. control of the senate and 36 governor seats. a patient who recently return friday liberia is being closely monitored for ebola at duke university medical center. according to health officials, the individual developed a fever sunday morning. the patient did not have any known exposure to ebola while in liberia. preliminary test results are expected later today. and tensions boiling over at the racetrack on sunday as a brawl erupted on pit road. drivers jeff gordon and brad
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keselowski faced off after a race at the texas motor speedway. cars bumped on the track a few moments earlier but kevin harvick and several crew men also getting involved. free for all, pushing and shoving and plenty of punches thrown in, too. both gordon and keselowski suffered cuts to their faces in the melee. pretty hard to see that. keep it on the track, guys. >> like hockey. a really quick rebound, which is the good news. outside, you can see basically beautiful weather up and down the eastern seaboard. lot of that snow in new england will be gone by late this afternoon. heavy rain moving into the pacific northwest. plenty of sunshine through the plains. gorgeous day in los angeles today. sunny skies and 75. today. sunny skies and 75. we'll get to ♪ ♪ ♪ let us be lovers, we'll marry our fortunes together ♪
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♪ i've got some real estate here in my bag ♪ ♪ it took me four days to hitch-hike from saginaw ♪ ♪ "i've come to look for america" ♪ good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning, but a warmer afternoon. in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees with much less wind than yesterday. tomorrow will be even warmer. it won't be as cold in the morning. 44 to start with, 65 degrees tuesday afternoon. and a mild day on wednesday, but sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers for thursday and into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out. this weekend we'll get chilly once again with highs near 50. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al.
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tamron is here. everybody talking about what happened in chicago. >> do you guys have nails? i passed by to wave at natalie and willie. i saw that tightrope. i couldn't believe it. what it did to sunday night twitter traffic was incredible. nik wallenda successfully walked that high wire between two famous chicago skyscrapers. this was stunning tv. he did it blindfolded, as mentioned. willie and natalie were right there, following the action. social media, guys, 42,000 tweets, mentioning nik wallenda's name still at the top of the google trend and facebook page. some of the tweets that stood out to us. boyfriend just sneezed and i yelled don't make him fall. there were a lot of really cute vines as well. this one set up the process. if you missed it last night -- i know you didn't. this speeds it up. boom, boom, boom.
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another one that caught our eye. look at this. blink. so nik had a little assistance from ian on this. tabatha wrote he made it look easy. i hope they left the wire up. i want to try it tomorrow. how did it feel, natalie? >> it wasn't as gut wrenching as the grand canyon walk. >> i was astonish ed he's sit tlg, talking to you and willie. >> took a selfei. it was incredible. he was trying to talk to us. i was like, nik, focus. it's a little thin wire, less than an inch thick in front of you. >> how cold was it up there? >> freezing but i'm sure much colder for him. >> exactly. we'll check back in in a moment with nik. we're going to ask him what he might do for an encore. he will join us live in a few.
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it's a swiffer wetjet! oh, i love this! i could do this everyday. ewww. sunshine is overrated, now we can get messy. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. now that it's getting warmer, now that the sun is up, it's getting warmer. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> good morning, vai. the temperatures have started to inch up a little bit. we will see sunshine, high clouds and nowhere near as much wind as yesterday. the flags are still blowing, but it's a lighter breeze. 39 degrees at philadelphia international. pottstown is 38. it's 39 in millville. factor in the wind, it feels like it's right at the freezing mark for millville and trenton. clouds are blowing through it. they'll keep on going. we'll see sunshine and 47 degrees at 9:00. by 4:00 this afternoon, up to 60. >> thank you, bill. time to check on the roads with first alert traffic reporter katy zachry. >> hi, vai. it's that time of morning. we are seeing volume and
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congestion. the main issue on the area roadways. a live look at 76 right near conshohocken. the brake lights are eastbound as you head east towards center city, philadelphia. so, some tie-ups along 76 because of the congestion. in bucks county, we're following a multivehicle fire in an industrial area. it's off of hayes boulevard. you're told to avoid that area. and new into our system on the new jersey turnpike northbound right past route 206, there is an accident. and we're staying on top of breaking news this morning. a woman has gone missing in philadelphia. police believe that she may have been abducted. investigators say carlicia freeland-gaither was last seen just after 9:30 last night being forced into a car on west coulter street in germantown. nbc 10 just spoke with a man who witnessed it. we'll hear from him in about 30 minutes. i'm vai sikahema. you can get the latest on back to the "today" show.
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♪ welcome back welcome back welcome back ♪ >> welcome back, savannah. and welcome to the world, vale. >> welcome to motherhood and welcome back to the "today" show. we missed you. >> welcome to working motherhood. it's awesome! >> hi, savannah. congratulations. vale is so beautiful. get some sleep. really. >> and make sure you bring all your equipment with you. you know, travel light. your breast pump, your diaper bag. it's easy when you have a baby. you need a massage. >> welcome back. >> mazel tov on your daughter. >> i'm sure she's beautiful. >> one day i'll be a bad
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influence. >> keep her away from seth rogen. >> it's so fun to be back on monday morning, november 3rd, 2014. coming up, i'll tell you what this maternity leave has been like. i have a little video starring, who else, miss vale. >> face timing. >> during breaks. >> with michael and vale. >> she's on to the technology already. >> in the 90th percentile on social media. >> twitter. >> exactly. making headlines this morning, parts of maine are dealing with nearly two feet of snow, at least 130,000 customers lost electricity in this storm. it also slammed the south with record early snow over the weekend. investigators now believer a lever on that ill-fated virgin galactic spacecraft was deployed early. the ntsb is pointing out now
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exact cause of the crash has been determined. several arrests have been made in connection with a tragic hit and run accident near los angeles. three teenagers, including twin sisters, were killed during trick-or-treating. an intimate and revealing interview, maria shriver sits down with jennifer lopez. she'll talk about her new book, finding and losing love and why it's important for jennifer to be on her own right now. she burst on the scene this summer with that hit "all about that bass." 260 million views on youtube. this morning, meghan trainor will stop by to perform for us live. >> seeing matt take a selfie with meghan during rehearsal. >> i'm taking it for my kids. >> my kids. >> "it's all about that bass." >> can you sign this for my son, matt? >> right. nik wallenda's walk into the
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record books, we'll talk to him in a minute. first, natalie, you had one of the best seats in the house. >> i did. it was cold but incredible. nik proved once again why he is the king of the high wire. conquering gusty winds at times and, of course, that cold, incline and then the blindfolded portion, once again making history on live tv. >> all right, chitown, let's do this, baby! >> sunday night, nick walled enda didn't just walk a tightrope, he joined the chicago sky line to defy death and gravity 14 stories up on a wire the width of a penny. nik was walking the distance of two city blocks and up eight stories with 65,000 people gathered below, holding their breath. the dare devil taking in the scenery. >> what's the view like? >> it's unbelievable. absolutely stunning.
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>> and while a sometimes shaky wire didn't quite let him do everything he wanted. >> unfortunately i planned on doing a selfie right about here but i don't lieke this movement so i don't think i'm going to. >> under seven minutes later, he was on solid ground, kissing family and, yes, taking selfies. followed by a few quick elevator rides before his second walk of the night. >> are we good? >> this one, blindfolded. >> looking good. >> with no vision to help him, nik relied on a pinging beacon and his father's coaching. >> two steps. another step. >> during a breathless 80 seconds where he became king of the windy city sky line. >> one more step. >> putting him back in the world record books yet again. >> stay calm and focus on that next step. there is no time for fear to enter your mind. >> he made it all look so easy.
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of course, he said this was perhaps his most difficult challenge yet, to date. >> i was going to say, difficult to watch. i can't imagine how you felt. let's say hello to the man himself, nik wallenda. good morning to you. how are you feeling? >> i'm feeling great, so blessed to be in this amazing city. i have to thank mayor rahm emanual and the entire city for backing me. 65,000 fans joined me on the street here. what an amazing honor it was. >> what strikes me in watching these things, nik, you walk across that wire like you're walking to the bus stop or to the starbucks. you are so calm, cool and collected. was there never really a moment that you felt a little fear, that your heart rate went up a little bit? >> you know, there's no time for fear. i have to stay focused on what i'm doing f i let fear enter into my body that's when an accident can happen. i try to remain very positive and very focused and train properly. it's really about training and preparation, knowing i would be successful making this walk. i never would have taken that first step if i wasn't fully
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confident. >> that said, you were going to do a selfie at one point but decided not to. is that because conditions weren't sufficient to do that? >> there were a couple of big gusts of winds that hit me in the face and stood me upright. i was leaning into it. and i thought maybe i shouldn't do this. three-quarters of the way up, jim cantore warned me i was going to face more fierce winds coming off that building. in the excitement or anxiousness, i wanted to get up there because i wanted to see how bad it was going to be. and at the end i thought i did that really quick. i should have stopped. but all's well that end's well. glad to be on solid ground. >> the next walk you did, of course, blindfolded. what's ta like to have that sense taken from you? how important is your vision in doing what you do? how many adjustments did you have to make? >> up until recently i thought it was impossible to walk a wire without vision. my parents always told me to focus on the other end, that's the solid rock, and focus on
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that. you'll make it across to the other side. to take that important element out was extremely challenging and wire walking was definitely second nature to me. seven generations, it's in my blood. but definitely challenging mentally. it's very, very draining. there was no time to thenk about it. i knew i had to get over that wire. basically i told myself i'm going to torture you mentally for 2 1/2 minutes but i know you're going to make it safely to the other side because you're prepared. >> you make it look so easy. i know you're planning your next big stunt. feel free to let us in on what it is. do you feel in your heart you will know enough is enough or do you feel that pressure to always be topping yourself? >> no, i really do feel like i'll know when enough is enough. my great grandfather did lose his life and it had to do with his physical ability. it wasn't his age but he couldn't hold on. i have been trained to hold on
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to that wire. knowing that that wire is there. if there's ever too much or anything i'll go down and hold on and wait for my guys. when you think it's time, i told my family, let me know and i'll give it up. >> your encore performance, have you planned it? >> i'm working on re-creating my great grandfather's greatest walk in georgia, he did two head stands on the wire. i've never done a head stand on the wire in public. i want to re-create that walk. i want to walk the wire with my great grandfather. >> nik wallenda, thank you so much. some of us can't do a head stand anywhere. >> i speak for the room, i think. i don't want to see him do a head stand. it's too nerve racking. >> can't he take up other hobbies? >> take up knitting, nik. >> exactly. amazing to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by mass
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mutual, a company owned by its policy holders. >> high pressure builds in, jet stream moves up to the north. as it does, we get that return flow of air. temperatures nice and mild today. kansas city, 68. dallas, 78 degrees, seven degrees above normal. little rock at 71. tomorrow, that warmth moves east. albany, up to 60, seven grease above normal, d.c., 71 degrees. rest of the country today, another big storm moving into the pacific northwest. moisture streaming up out of the southwest, bringing heavy rain later to texas and oklahoma. northeast looks spectacular. lots of sunshine. gorgeous day today in buffalo. sunny good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cold start this morning but a warmer afternoon. in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees with much less wind than yesterday. tomorrow will be even warmer. it won't be as cold in the morning. 44 to start with, 65 degrees
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tuesday afternoon. and a mild day on wednesday, but sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers for thursday and into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out. this weekend we'll get chilly once again with highs near 50. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks. coming up on trending, can't they hire a stand-in? tom cruise pulls off what could be the most daring stunt ever by a movie star, clinging to the side of a plane. take that, nik wallenda. up next, who needs to wait for black friday when you can fi and just give them the basics, you know. i got this. [thinking] is it that time? the son picks up the check? [thinking] i'm still working. he's retired. i hope he's saving. i hope he saved enough. who matters most to you says the most about you. at massmutual we're owned by our policyowners,
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>> part of it is charity stuff. >> all right. he's always the early boy -- bird. the rush is on. major retailers kicking off sales a month early. gabe gutierrez is getting in the spirit of the season at a walmart outside atlanta. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. we keep hearing about christmas creeping up this year. cyber monday, made-up shopping holiday anyway is already moving up. if you ask customers, many may groan about it but if you ask retailers it's all about consumer demand. halloween orange is the new black friday. walmart, the world's largest retailer is kicking off new online deals after announcing price rollbacks the day after halloween, four weeks before the usual chaos of black friday. >> my message to customers is shop whenever you want and we're ready. >> reporter: office depot, office max and also
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started sale this is weekend. target is already offering free holiday shipping and sears is planning discounts next weekend. >> good start. boost in the spirit season, too. >> reporter: holiday sales are forecast to rise 4% this year, online purchases expected to grow 8 to 11%. >> as you can see, we started already. >> reporter: only four in ten consumers say the u.s. economy would impact their holiday spending plans, about 20% last than last year and the lowest since the national retail federation started asking the question in 2009. >> shoppers today want value and they want price. retailers actually have to compete on much more than what they usually have to compete on. >> reporter: how far is too far? 56,000 people have liked the facebook page calling for stores to stay closed on black thursday, commonly known as thanksgiving. some will keep their doors closed while others can't.
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>> it's probably crazy but it gets people in the store. >> reporter: should you buy now or later? many retailers like walmart have not announced their exact prices -- price discounts for black friday. retail analysts say that the discounts will be deeper then or even later. as for me i've made quite a dent in my shopping already. al i got you these teenage mutant ninja turtles and for baby vale i got a pretty good option here. >> care bear. and gabe, you're already wearing your christmas sweater. way to get in the spirit. >> i thought i would get in the spirit, christmas trees here, the sweater. i'm all good. >> gabe, nice. thank you very much. >> i'm not emotionally prepared for holiday shopping season. >> i always wait until after thanksgiving, always. >> you're good at shopping, though. just saying. just putting the challenge out there. coming up, maria shriver's candid interview with jennifer lopez, one of the most candid with the superstar you'll ever
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7:51. let's check in with tamron, covering for carson in the orange room. >> yes. have you been looking at your twitter feed? >> i've been texting with vale. >> because vale has an iphone. as vale is texting mommy, many of you have been sending in
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good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our first alert forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill, the day looks promising. >> yes, it does. it's still chilly outside, but we're seeing enough sunshine to warm us to near 60 degrees this afternoon. look at the blue sky over center city. that's a live view from the adventure aquarium. temperatures, they're in the process of updating. wilmington and trenton just moved up to 42 degrees. we'll see numbers climb into the 50s and then topping out near 60 degrees later on. >> thank you, bill. time to check on traffic before you head out the door with katy zachry. >> hi, vai. volume is the story on the blue route. so, for drivers going from 95 to 76, your drive times are slow in both directions, over a half hour in both directions. this is a live look of that backup right at macdade boulevard. montgomery county has a series of new accidents. the newest one i can tell you about in cheltenham, limekiln
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pike at greenwood avenue. and also, septa regional rail reporting up to 30-minute delay for the lansdale/doiylestown lie from doylestown to center city, expect significant delays. >> katy, thank you. nbc 10 is following breaking news in philadelphia. carlicia freeland-gaither has gone missing. police believe she was abducted last night on weather coulter street in west germantown. a man heard a woman screaming for help and ran towards her. >> he forced her into the car, threw her in the back seat. he got out and went in the front. so, i guess, i don't know what happened inside the car. it was just like, tap, tap, then the glass came out. and that's when i just jumped back and all that, and he pulled off. >> police say freeland-gaither was forced into a dark-colored four-door sedan. the driver's side window, rear window, was broken. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. and you can always get the latest news and weather on
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, baby, she's back. after nearly three months spending time with baby vale, savannah returns to work and we welcome her back with open arms. then jennifer lopez opens up, like never before. >> you're alone now. >> yes. >> are you scared about that? >> yeah. i do. i get scared. >> you get scared? >> i do. it's not normal for me. >> the music mogul and mom gets one on one with maria shriver about life and love. ♪ because i'm all about that bass ♪ >> plus she's all about that bass, meghan trainor has the hit song of the year and is climbing
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the charts once again. back with a special live performance "today," monday, november 3rd, 2014. >> welcome back, savannah! >> welcome back, savannah. we missed you. all the way from mississippi! >> good morning, vale. >> welcome back, savannah. >> we're glad you're back! whoo! >> let's have a play date. >> welcome back, savannah. >> and we're back now. 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 3rd day of november, 2014. and it's the first day back to work. >> that's amazing. >> for savannah guthrie, out for
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the past 12 weeks on ma transit leave. lot of nice people with a lot of nice signs welcoming you back. >> coming down here and seeing all these happy faces. >> it's nice to say thank you to all the ladies and gentlemen who stepped up and filled in while you were gone. >> absolutely. >> tamron, natalie, hoda and all those people. >> they all went out last night and partied. i want to say thank you, absolutely. >> we love you. >> great, great job. >> i was a viewer. i watched every day. >> technically, you came back friday during our halloween extravaganza. >> you cannot bring thaup because i do not want you to roll that mom jeans. >> i'm sure they're there somewhere. >> the beards for no shave "today" during the month of november to raise awareness for men's health issues. >> coming along nicely, mr.
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roker. >> yeah, this one says. really? without further ado, let's get a check of the top stories. natalie's at the news desk. good morning, natalie. >> good morning once again. sir richard branson says he plans to move forward with the virgin galactic program despite the crash in the mojave desert. the experimental spaceship broke apart after a device to slow its descent deployed prematurely. the crash killed michael alsbury. he told matt earlier that the program is still worth it, despite the devastating crash. >> it's been a horrible setback, for michael alesbury's family and mike himself. we owe it to him to continue. and that, we will do. >> although they say the so-called feathering device deployed early, investigators say they are a long way from finding out the cause of the crash. the pilot survived and remains
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hospitalized. today is the last full day for campaigning before mid term elections. all seats of the house, control of the senate and 36 governor seats. on sunday, president obama campaigned for connecticut's democratic governor and was heckled by protesters, demanding immigration reform. meantime, new nbc news/wall street journal poll said 36% of likely voters prefer a republican controlled congress, 45 prefer it controlled by democrats. power is out in the northeast after an early blast of wintry weather. almost two feet of snow fell over the weekend in parts maine. with cold temperatures and 50-mile-an-hour wind gusts it was a blustery start to november. it fell six weeks before the official start of winter. forecasters say after a chilly start, though, it should warm up in the south and the east. this weekend, tennis star
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caroline woz nichlt acki was supposed to walk down the aisle but then fiance rory mcilroy called off the wedding. she chose to run in the new york city marathon, 26.2 miles and joined the runners here in the city in impressive fashion as well, completing the journey in 3:26 as she barely trained for it. it was her first marathon. she also raised over $80,000 for charity team for kids and our own erica hill finished the race. huge congratulations to her. i hope she's getting time for herself. and a good foot massage. 8:05 right now. let's go outside once again and check in with everybody on the plaza. >> a lot of marathon finishers are out here. very nice. good buddy, our good friend ali harris finished. and will you marry -- you're not
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particular. either me or matt? sorry, that's against the law in a lot of states. we can't do that. let's show you what's going on right now. a lot of wet weather making its way out of mexico. moisture streaming there will bring heavy rain with chances in oklahoma, more rain in the pacific northwest. afternoon highs. the only really warm spot down in southern texas. wet weather moves into the pacific northwest. breezy in new england as well. . good morning i'm bill henley. a cold start this morning but a warmer afternoon. we'll have much less wind than yesterday. tomorrow, warmer, not as cold in the morning. 44 to start with and 65 for tuesday afternoon. a mild day on wednesday and sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers thursday into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out.
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this weekend will get chilly again. est weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. you have to pay attention to this one. coming up on trending, why did he do it? the man who jumped on to a floating whale carcass in the middle of a shark feeding frenzy. >> really? >> disclaimer. maria shriver's interview with jennifer lopez, talking about love, her difficult breakup and her surprising struggle with low self esteem. and meghan trainor of "all about that bass, no treble." she ♪
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my son is going to wash the family prius. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius. toyota, let's go places. it is 8:12 on a monday morning. do you know what that means? time for savannah's first return to trending. >> yeah! >> we're going to start with a doozy, people. as bad ideas go, surfing a dead whale has to be pretty high on the list. if you wonder why, take a look at this video, 26-year-old harris williams jumping off his
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boat into the water and hauling himself on the body of a dead whale. >> disgusting. >> he thought it would be fun to ride that carcass until he realized that the whale has several friends, sharks, one of them a great white. his friends saved him. this morning, he admitted he acted like an idiot. his parents aren't that proud either. >> mom said i'm an idiot. dad not too proud either. >> he said he learned his lesson. the next time he sees a dead whale carcass, he won't surf it? >> forget the sharks. it would take an ocean of purell to get me to climb on to a rotting whale carcass. >> and right there in the middle of the rot. >> enjoy your cheerios, everybody. >> disgusting. >> can you imagine the smell, right? >> let's make it worse. >> how did they get the video? did friends film that or
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chopper? >> looks like someone was on shore. fans of "mission impossible"? >> absolutely. >> have you ever wondered if tom cruise does his own stunts? feast your eyes on these photos. one of the most famous men in the world clinging to the side of a plane in the air. at the age of 52, in a full tailored suit, which make it is even cooler, there he is, hanging from the door, performing yet another de death-defying stunt. he said he wants these things to look realistic so it's actually him on the plane. >> the plane is in the air? >> yeah. >> he climbed it with the suction cups. >> you would think there's insurance reasons he couldn't do that. >> maybe it was the last shot of the film. >> it's funny how you're impressed by the tailored suit. >> so james bond. >> like in the last james bond
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when he jumps into that train and he shoots the cuff. >> or when he goes skydiving and has the tuxedo on underneath it. >> now you're in your own little world. >> kind of like those shoe. >> exactly. do you think you could be friends with your parents if you had grown up together at the same time? this is something i had never really thought about until i saw these photos that this woman put together, photo shopped, of course. danielle delph and her mom, janice. vintage photos of janice with danielle photoshopped in there. if i had known my mother back then, photos that shared holidays, halloweens, proms. look at these pictures and get your tissue nearby. natalie and i were just talking about this story. >> just the idea. i think i would be friends with my mom, of course. it does put you in that mind-set to think how you would interact. >> best friends with my mom now. i would have loved her. she's like a firecracker.
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that's so beautiful and so touching. >> my mom really likes -- >> talking about holiday things, beautiful gift to give. >> photo shop. if you're good at photo shop, though. >> last item does not need an awful lot of setup. kevin spacey on "the tonight show" proving he is one of the most masters of celebrity impressions, first challenge, imagining what johnny carson would be like at a costume party. look. >> listen, i love a good costume party. there's halloween. lot of people dressing up, of course, as witches, ghost, goblin. >> dr. phil frankenstein. >> now listen to me, deep down, you're not a monster. you're only a monster when you're drunk. >> trick or treat. smell my feet. give me something good to eat.
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>> when there's something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? that's right, ghostbusters. >> how about that? >> spacey was -- his transitions were amazing. >> that's what's trending today. meanwhile, sure to be trending today, savannah's return from maternity leave. we're happy to have her back after 12 weeks of being home with baby vale. like any good parent i know you and mike have documented every little wiggle and giggle. >> you know that because i send them to you via text messages unsolicited. we wanted to share what the past couple of months have been like for our family, so take a look. >> i had the best last day of work. i was ready to not be pregnant
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anymore, as i think every woman feels like when they get toward the end there. two days later, i'm on my way to the hospital. mike started shooting video and when he asked me how i felt, i could barely speak. >> are you excited? why is there water in your eyes? >> because i can't wait to see you. >> i was so excited and hoping everything would be okay. when i laid my eyes on her, i just was like, there you are. >> she's so cute. >> she looks a lot like mike. the only thing i think vale has from me that i can really see right now are those cheeks. every new parent wants to shout it from the rooftop and i feel so lucky that we actually got to do that. >> we have a baby. >> you know what the big lead story is? you! >> they don't send you home with a little manual of what to do. >> it's the under -- >> mike practiced with the car
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seat, getting it into the car. we were struggling to get that car seat out of the stroller. >> got her! >> mike had made a little sign on the computer that said welcome home, vale. and he put it in her crib, which i thought was really cute. the first month or so, i really checked out and it just felt important to totally focus on her and on family. everybody on the show came by and saw her. i pretty much didn't leave the house. so if you wanted to see me or the baby, you had to come to our apartment. >> she's in a milk stupor. >> she's a good eater but like her parents she likes a snack. when she was about 3 weeks old, my mom and i were hanging around on the play mat and she kind of rolled over. >> look who rolled over. >> pretty incredible. >> i asked my doctor, what level are we talking about? she said that's a fluke.
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don't get so excited. learning to give her a bath was a huge challenge. she cried and i sat down and fed her and then i cried because it was so stressful. does that feel good? >> look at that. >> does that feel good, lovie? now vale loves her bath. she could sit in it all day long. >> do you know how much i love you? >> it would surprise no one that mike is an awesome dad, making funny faces, already making the corny jokes. >> i can tell you anything, too. >> wow! >> i definitely don't want to paint a completely rosie picture. it's hard. you know we didn't get any sleep last night? you get very, very exhausted. i'm terrified to come back to a job where i have to speak for a living because i honestly have a very hard time right now putting basic sentences together. you can do it.
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matt would be so gracious about that. he would never tease me. you smell good. i was thinking a lot about coming back to work and it's bittersweet. because this time has felt so precious and magical. i'm going to work. i'll miss you every second. feel like a different person in a lot of ways and i hope a better person, for sure. because now i'm a mom. >> you woke her up this morning to tell her good-bye? >> yes. the old never wake up a sleeping baby. i'm like, oh, it's mike's problem now. >> does it seem like it's gone by quickly when you look at all that footage? >> yeah, it does. i feel like those first few days crawled by and suddenly in a blink i'm back and she's -- you know, she's big now. she can almost sit up. >> yeah. >> she's, you know, laughing and smiling and -- >> looked like she was doing the
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army crawl there. >> yeah. i'm just overjoyed. the way i think about it, she's a present i get to keep unwrapping because with kids every new phase is so exciting. look at her. >> blessed. >> pretty fortunate in our jobs. hopefully, you get to make the transition, get to go home a little early in the beginning. >> absolutely. >> i did give you a little bit of advice. a lot of other moms are giving you advice as well on our website you can read at take the transition slowly. baby steps is definitely the key to making it work. >> exactly. >> good to have you back. >> great to have you here. >> has vale started looking at colleges yet? >> oh, gosh! >> they tease. >> one girl in texas is standing up for her decision to commit to one at a very early age. janet shamlian caught up with her exclusively. >> reporter: what looks like a simple pickup game among young girls may, in fact, be the
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future of one of the nation's powerhouse basketball programs. in school, deja kelly doesn't seem all that different from her seventh grade classmates but before she's even in high school rkt the san antonio girl has just accepted an offer to play college ball six years from now for the university of texas. how young were you when you were like out on a court like this for the first time? >> i was 3. >> reporter: 3? >> yes. >> reporter: the college courtship of future players doesn't start that young. it has been trending younger. 13 is rare. multiple schools were interested in you. >> yes. >> reporter: in fifth grade. how old were you? >> i was 11. and texas started showing interest when i was in sixth grade. >> reporter: you might say it's in her dna. deja's mom, who trains her, played college ball and her dad
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was a star point guard for the very school his daughter has chosen. is it too soon? >> i really would have liked her to go through the recruitment process a little bit more. you know, even if she was going -- in her mind-set she was going to texas. >> reporter: but nothing would come between deja and a dream. in kindergarten, she was pl playing. >> anybody putting in their time, olympics for a gymnast, they shouldn't have a limit on what the possibilities are. >> reporter: deja's commitment can only be verbal and nonbinding. u.t. says it can't comment on recruits due to ncaa rules. as far as deja is concerned, it's a done deal. do you think there's a chance you'll change your mind? >> i don't think so, because it's just always been my dream and i just love it. >> reporter: a talented teen
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commits to college, making hoop dreams come true. for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news, san antonio. >> wow, that's a lot of opportunity awaiting this young lady at the age of 13. >> definitely. a lot of talent for sure. >> no question. tamron, let's go over to you. >> yes, indeed. i'm with the hottest pop star in the country, it's all about that bass, no treble. let's hit it ♪ about that bass about that bass no treble ♪ >> oh, yeah! >> talk about your perfection. people said no. she said yes. how your success turned into the bass. first your local news. i nee
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good morning i'm chris cato, it is 8:26. let's start with your forecast. bill henley, let's warm up out there how about? >> right before your eyes. bright, sunny skies there. already into the 40s now in philadelphia, 43 and 46 in wildwood. the numbers keep going. by unmuch time it will be in the middle 50s. >> let's check in with katie zachary and traffic. >> in the last few minutes 340
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has cleared. no issues on the route 30 bypass. there is an issue in norristown at west elm street, also if you're riding a regional rail, trains are operating on up to 30 minutes delay because of wire problems. about 30 minutes from now the lawyers for two men charged in that deadly building collapse in center city will be in court to determine if they're ready to go to trial. attentive trial date has been set for september 2015. six people were killed in june, 2013 when the wall of the building collapsed on to a crowded salvation army thrift store. they were operating heavy machinery at the time. i'm chris cato. we'll have another update for you in 25 minutes. you can always find us on
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8:30 now on this monday morning. it's the 3rd of november, 2014. we are all about that bass this morning, meghan trainor is here. we have a lot of runners on our plaza, still standing, new york city marathoners are here with their medals. >> congrats. >> conditions were not easy yesterday. it was cold and windy. >> no question. congrats to them. also i think you can hear from
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the music in the background there what's coming up. that's 20-year-old meghan trainor, breakout star thanks to "all about that bass." she's here for a special live performance with her friends in just a little while. >> wait for that. plus, jennifer lopez opening up about life, love and a surprising battle with low self esteem in a very candid interview with maria shriver. one of the funniest guys out there, mentally irregular, martin short opening up about his classic characters, why he almost quit snl midseason and more. and as you can see from matt, check there, and al's face, no shave "today" is in full swing, important message behind this year's campaign. we're rooting for our fellas. >> nice to have your support. how about a quick check of the weather? >> wet weather moving into texas and oklahoma.
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more wet weather in the pacific northwest. tomorrow that rain expands out west. snow in the intermountain region. wet weather from the great lakes all the way back down into texas. probably affecting some voter turnout. sunny skies along the eastern seaboard with temperatures rebounding rather nicely. that's what's going on around the good morning i'm bill henley. a cold start this morning but a warmer afternoon in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees with less wind than yesterday. tomorrow will be even warmer. not as cold in the morning. 44 to start with, 65 tuesday afternoon and a mild day on wednesday and sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers for thursday into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out. chilly once again with highs near 50. inside. >> all right, al. thank you.
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jennifer lopez is the very definition of a superstar, hit records, movies, and tv shows. >> maria shriver sat down with jennifer recently. maria, good to see you. good morning. >> good morning, matt. nice to see you, savannah. welcome back. >> thank you. >> this is jennifer lopez like you have never seen her before. she says she started this book as a diary of her 2011 world tour, but it quickly turned into something much deeper. in it, she reveals her secret struggles with self esteem, her troubling patterns with men and what she's finally learned about love. ♪ have you seen her on the dance floor ♪ >> reporter: as an entertainer, jennifer lopez seems to bare it all. ♪ i want to dance >> reporter: now in her new book "true love" she's even bearing her soul. the superstar writes about an emotional year on tour in 2011,
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the same year her eight-year marriage to singer marc anthony unraveled. and she reveals surprising discoveries she made about herself along the way. >> the title of the book is called "true love." >> yes. >> reporter: and you write a lot about it. i think you have something like 60 songs. >> right. i do. >> reporter: talking about love, true love. >> i know. ♪ if you had my love >> i'm such a romantic. ♪ i wish you were my first love ♪ >> reporter: but the true love you actually came to write about is very different than the true love you grew up wanting and the true love you had written about. >> i feel like when we're kids, you're sold into this fairy tale idea of what this love is, that prince charm something going to come along to save you and you live happily ever after. they're going to rescue me from the bronx and we're going to go off and live in a castle somewhere and it's going to be awesome and he's going to love me forever and i'm going to love him forever and it's going to be so easy. and it's really different than that. after being let down so hard with the divorce, here i am,
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trying to try so hard and hold it together and make this amazing life when i feel unhappy and hiding those feelings. >> reporter: you were doing that? >> yes. that true love, i realized, was the love that was missing inside of myself. >> reporter: for yourself? >> for myself. >> reporter: causing her, she says, to make choices that were hurtful for her, starting years before. you write in the book about a scene when you're on the phone with your boyfriend and your agent is watching you plead with the boyfriend on the phone for yourself and then you come back into the room and she says, wow, you have self esteem issues. >> right. >> reporter: you never had contemplated that you had low self esteem? >> no. i thought i was the tough girl from the bronx, had it all together. i was out in hollywood. nobody -- i had so much common sense and street smarts and all that kind of stuff. >> reporter: how does that work? someone has low self esteem but
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they're on television, they're confident enough -- >> in one area. >> reporter: right. they're on stage, looking sexy, looking hot and that doesn't go with low self esteem. >> i had this confidence in what i could do. i did not have so much confidence in who i was and what i had to offer just as a girl. >> reporter: can you work to figure out why you thought you were so unworthy in love? >> it's still a work in progress for me. it's how you feel as a child. being a middle child and being invisible sometimes and trying to get the attention. what did i do? i overachieved. i ran track and won medals every weekend or i would go on the show and steal the show. that would give me a confidence. but there was a part of me that just wanted love, that just wanted to be, you know -- that felt like she wasn't worthy of love, which is why she was trying to do all this stuff. >> reporter: she says that's why when one romance ended she would jump right into another without a break, always mistaking passion for real love.
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>> reporter: gives me a little comfort and gives me a little -- we have a little chemistry, boom, we're in. >> reporter: when you broke up with ben afflec, marc anthony was there and, boom, you were in. >> you're right. probably my first big heartbreak and one of my friends that came into my life and said i'm here. what you need to know is nobody can save you or heal you. only you can do that for you. >> reporter: and now she's doing it. for the first time in her adult life, jenny from the block is living single. breaking from boyfriend casper smart earlier this year. you're alone now. >> yes. >> reporter: are you scared about that? >> yeah, i do. i get scared. >> reporter: you get scared? >> yeah, i get scared. it's not normal for me. but i also know that i can't make decisions based on the fear so that when a person does show up, i'm like, this is so nice.
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yeah, come on. let's move in together, you know. or i go, let's get to know each other. are you good enough for my kids? and if we bump into some bumpy parts are you going to work on it with me? i'm open to t i'm open to love. right now i think it's better to be on my own for a minute and learn more about myself. >> reporter: jennifer's book "true love" is out tomorrow in both english and spanish. and a portion of the profits will go towards her lopez family foundation, which benefits women and children. matt? >> you actually have part two of this tomorrow, right, maria? >> that's right, we do, on the "today" show and we'll talk about fame and how "american idol" changed her life and what the mother of two says to the critics of her racy music video "booty." i don't think you've seen that. have you? >> i haven't even heard of it. >> he hasn't seen it yet this morning. >> very good stuff today, thank you very much. >> yes. thank you. >> thank you for having me.
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coming up next, the important message behind all this facial hair. >> there is no -- >> first this is "today" on nbc. in 2001, doctor manan trivedi joined the marines. ryan costello went into politics. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay. and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania, costello gave millions in government contracts to his campaign contributors -even as he cut funding for child abuse prevention. in congress, only trivedi will do what's right for you. i'm manan trivedi, and i approve this message.
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back now at 8:41. it's a day of new beginnings here. savannah is back and so is our no shave "today" campaign all this month, the men of "today," we're going to ditch our razors. >> not just to keep our faces warm, although that does help. it's all for an extremely important cause. >> i think people will be noticing a little change around here when it comes to the men of "today." >> #no shavetoday. join us, take your razors and shaving cream and put them away for november. >> some of us wore it better than others. >> no shave november, which we like to call 50 shades of gray. >> my kids called me black santa
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this weekend. >> stencil work by our makeup team. >> it wasn't just us who grew out the scruff. >> i colored in a little gray there for you just to make you feel better. >> all of you joined in as well, mixing fun with the serious cause of raising awareness for men's health. >> hair with a purpose, we like to say. >> testicular cancer, a disease that mostly strikes young men. the average age of diagnosis, just 33 years old. but it's more than 90% curable. >> men have got to do a self exam. >> here, take my testicles. >> another cancer, prostate, which for men is the most common and the second deadliest cancer according to the cdc. one out of seven men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime. >> this morning, al, you and i will get a prostate screening live on the air. >> we're going to save a lot of men from prostate cancer.
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>> i will not be out sweeped, swept by the "today" show. >> how is my prostate back there? >> spectacular. >> to college campuses around the country. >> a group of young men out at indiana university who embodied the true spirit of no shave november. >> we got together and created this fund-raiser. >> $57,000 has gone to the lymphoma research foundation. >> join us as we start the conversation again about men's health with no shave "today." >> hey, don't forget, willie geist is taking part. >> right. >> carson, out in l.a. doing the voice is taking part as well. he is already -- carson just kind of grunts and grows out a beard. >> it is about the cause. no shave movement, very big on a lot of college campuses. if you know a group or fraternity taking part, head to to share your stories and you could become a part of
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our month-long initiative. up next, martin short on his award-winning career in comedy. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. we're back now with emmy winner, martin short. making us laugh with movie like "three amigos" and "father of the bride" also a star on "saturday night live" where his cast of characters included the bizarre ed greenly. >> yes, you can be on the show, i think i would go so crazy. it would be just the best. mr. sajak, i would like to buy a vowel, please. >> we paid tribute to snl over the weekend or halloween. >> i know. >> i was going to do ed grimly. >> why didn't you? >> because pat spoke to me for some reason. >> pat always speaks to you.
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>> good to have you here. >> good to see you, matthew. >> you were only on "saturday night live" one year. >> yeah. >> it seemed to me to be a lot longer. >> i think that's because billy crystal, and a couple of us had one-year contracts. we treated it like .22 specials. if i thought i was going to thereby for five years, i would have been calmer about it. >> paced yourself a little bit. >> okay, how do i -- >> was it the schedule that got you? >> no, no, i had done sct for a couple of years. i had a little baby. one-year contract. they gave it to me. >> i think you're too young to write this book but that's okay. >> i'm going to be 45 next year. >> oh, right, exactly. >> what's everyone laughing about? >> in your visits here, it's occurred to me that you're kind of a private person. in a book like this, by its very nature, you have to reveal things about yourself. were you worried about that?
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>> yes, absolutely. i used to think i could never write a book because i don't want to talk about that person phoning at 4:00 in the morning drunk. then you realize you don't have to include that story. and, secondly, my wife died a couple of years ago and, you know, i had also lost my parents when i was young. >> and i think a brother. >> and a brother. >> within a short period of time. >> within a short period of time. i had lost three members of my family by 20 and i had to figure out how to be happy because my natural orientation was to be happy. then at 60 the same thing. i thought oh, i see a book. >> you write about nancy. one of the things i loved reading about, she was very funny. >> hilarious. >> very funny. >> you tell a story about how when you would two would argue, she would demand to speak to ed grimly. >> she liked ed grimly better than me. at times -- ed always sided with her. so she would say, i don't want to talk to you. you're being obnoxious. i want to talk to ed. oh, miss nancy, how boring is
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he? he's so obsessed with himself and, my, that's a pretty top you're wearing. okay, go away, ed. >> done. i win the argument. >> yeah. >> you talk about some of the people you know in hollywood and not in a name droppy way, kind of a matter of fact way but you talk about having a chance to meet some of your idols. you went to broadway and sat next to katherine hepburn. >> i did. >> it didn't go so well? >> no. it was a play "royal family". there's an empty seat beside me and suddenly i hear, excuse me, get out of my way. move that umbrella, you id not. it's katherine hepburn. i'm thinking i'm not going to say anything. i'm going to be very cool. act one ends and rosemary harris does a dramatic diatribe and i turn to hebburn saying isn't she classy? and she, because i'm talking to her like a real person says she certainly is. you know, rosemary has this
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ability to be real -- very much like the best people you can ever imagine in your life as she's saying that i'm thinking i'm talking to katherine hepburn. i say to her, well, miss hepburn, you're no slouch. and she looks at me and says thank you. and then she turns to the person. do you mind if i change seats? >> to get away from you. >> she didn't want to talk to me. >> very fun and very poignant, always the case with you. martin, good to see you. >> matt, good to see you. >> the book is called "i must say: my life as a humble comedic star and legend." meghan trainor. star and legend." meghan trainor. first this is "today" on nbc. newspapers speak out. tom corbett has been something of a disaster. tom corbett cut spending on education by a billion dollars... it's time for a change. elect tom wolf, and you'll get the type of governor we haven't seen for a while...
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8:51 am who looks out for average, hard-working pennsylvanians. it's wolf who has solid ideas for bringing in new business and for boosting the economy. tom wolf for governor, a fresh start for pennsylvania. ryan costello went into politics. in 2001, doctor manan trivedi joined the marines. trivedi served as a battlefield surgeon in iraq. costello served himself by voting to raise his own pay.
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and while trivedi cared for patients in pennsylvania, costello gave millions in government contracts to his campaign contributors -even as he cut funding for child abuse prevention. in congress, only trivedi will do what's right for you. i'm manan trivedi, and i approve this message. >> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> we told you to remember her name when she joined us back in july. a few short months later, meghan trainor is on top of the music world. hi. do you remember when you were here? >> yes. >> what did i say you were going to do? >> world domination. >> and you said you wanted to go on tour. >> yeah, i did. >> turns out you have news about that. >> february 11th, i'm going on tour, headlining. >> wow! it's crazy.
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can you imagine how much has happened in a few short months? >> no. but you wore pink. i like that. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ i know you lie cause your lips are moving
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tell me boy do you think i'm dumb i might be young but i ain't stupid talkin' around in circles with your tongue i gave you bass you gave me sweet talk sayin' how i'm your number one but i know you lie cause your lips are movin' baby don't you know i'm done ♪ ♪ come on if your lips are moving if your lips are moving if your lips are moving then you're liein, liein', liein' baby ♪ ♪ if your lips are moving if your lips are moving if your lips are moving then you're liein, liein', liein' baby ♪ ♪ hey baby don't you bring them tears cause it's too late too late baby you only love me when you're here you're so two faced babe ♪ ♪ you can buy me diamond
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earrings and then deny-ny-ny ♪ ♪ i know you lie cause your lips are moving tell me do you think i'm dumb well i might be young but i ain't stupid talkin' around in circles with your tongue i gave you bass you gave me sweet talk sayin' how i'm your number one ♪ ♪ but i know you lie cause your lips are moving baby don't you know i'm done ♪ ♪ come on say ♪ ♪ if your lips are moving if your lips are moving then you're liein' liein' liein' ♪ ♪ all right "today" show i wanna here y'all singing ♪ ♪ i know you lie cause your lips are moving tell me do you think i'm dumb i might be young but i ain't stupid talkin around in circles with your tongue ♪ ♪ i gave you bass, babe
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you gave me sweet talk sayin' how i'm your number one but i know you lie cause your lips are moving baby don't you know i'm done ♪ >> meghan trainor, i have a knew favorite song now. meghan is back in our next hour including "all good morning i'm chris cato. let's get a check of your forecast with bill henley. >> it is getting warmer, we're making steady progress, 47 degrees in philadelphia. nice clear skies over the art
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museum looking at the comcast center. 43 degrees right now in philadelphia, wind at 17 miles per hour. that gives us a windchill of 35 degrees right now in the city and around the rest of the region the numbers are climbing now. this morning philadelphia police are looking for a missing woman they believe was abducted. investigators say carlisha freeland gaither was forced into a car last knight. you see the glass on the street there. a witness says he saw the woman on the inside kick out the window before the car took off. decision 2014 and we're on the eve of the midterm elections. voter wills go to the poles tomorrow. today, governor tom corbett is in lancaster.
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wolf has a double digit lead in the polls right now. for complete election coverage, you can count on us starting at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow. keith jones will be covering the corbett campaign. we'll have crews covering all of the regions in new jersey and delaware. we'll have another update for you in about 25 minutes. i'm chris cato. have a great monday.
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newspapers speak out. tom corbett has been something of a disaster. tom corbett cut spending on education by a billion dollars... it's time for a change. elect tom wolf, and you'll get the type of governor we haven't seen for a while... who looks out for average, hard-working pennsylvanians. it's wolf who has solid ideas for bringing in new business and for boosting the economy.
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tom wolf for governor, a fresh start for pennsylvania. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." it's monday morning, november 3rd, 2014. a little chilly crowd out on our plaza. i'm willie geist, along with al roker, natalie morales and tamron hall. three of us were in chicago this weekend. >> wait a minute! >> we invited you. >> we don't can welcome you on a conference call and when we go as a group to chicago sometimes we forget to invite you. >> you don't need us to confirm how great you are. you're a tv legend. you're tv's al roker.
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>> tv's al roker who was not invited! >> you can go to chicago any time you want. they always want you. >> mayor rahm emanual will bring us back in the summer. >> i love chicago. >> yeah, i do, too. >> wonderful place. >> it would be great to go see it like, i don't know, during some kind of a big event with millions watching worldwide. that would be so great. two out of the four people are actually on tv and you could root them on maybe. but i figure, you know, because nobody else is going -- >> willie -- >> i did watch at home. >> willie brought you back his blue jacket. >> along with my daughter, courtney. we watched the whole thing. >> you should have been there, al. it was amazing. >> amazing. >> i noticed by the way you had another weather man with you, cheating on me with jim cantore. >> that does hurt. i'm with you now, al. >> for those who don't know what we're talking about -- >> last night. >> -- skyscraper live. natalie and i co-hosted nik wallenda walking twice between
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skyscrapers in the great city of chicago. first walk from merina city tower west walking up hill across the chicago river at a 19-degree incline. >> you can really see that incline. >> you were waiting on the other side and you had the coolest view because you could see how steep it was. >> almost 100-foot difference. it is steep. it's eight stories. you see right there as he's walking up, that took effort. then he goes from being cool as a cucumber, he was chatting casually with all of us. he looked like he was ready to celebrate. then, of course, he had the second part, which was a little more difficult because it involved taking away his sight, wearing a blindfold. >> he was always worried that was the most difficult as hard as that looked, this time, completely covered his eyes and walked between the two merina towers, his father on the other side with a mega phone keeping the pace and a pinging sound so he would know directionally where to go. he asked everybody on those
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balconies around to be quiet so he could hear his dad, hear the ping. he made it across. he set two world records and it was just, again, an incredible night. >> he's so amazing. out on the wires, i wanted to take a selfie, but he's like, given the weather, the wind gusts, occasional wind gusts right now i think i'm probably not going to do that. >> good plan. >> the minute he got off i said let's take that selfie then. >> a little out of focus because i was doing it with a glove on. >> and it was windy. >> too cold. and it was windy. >> windy and cold, absolutely. >> the blindfold during your show, it was important to explain it was a real blindfold. he didn't want anyone to believe this was a gimmick behind it. this was his life's work at that moment, what he was born to do. spectacular. >> people are always suspicious. >> true. >> they say there's got to be something, he is tied on to the wire. i assure you, he is not. he would have it no other way. >> no tether. >> 200-year history this family
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has been involved in this kind of work. you figure it has to be in your dna. >> he did say it was in his blood. >> amazing show to watch. >> we did the grand canyon. that was incredibly stressful because of those winds. if you remember, he went down to a knee because the wind was so strong. we could tell when he stepped out almost immediately he was walking with a swagger. >> a fast walk, under seven minutes. >> when he moonwalked, that's when you knew. that's when you knew. >> maybe that's what he needs to do next. >> no, no, no. >> what could you possibly do? we asked him this morning. >> he's coming close. the next one he wants to re-create a 1200 foot long high wire walk made famous by his grandfather karl wallenda. it includes two head stands on the wire. >> headstands? >> do a walk, headstand, turn yourself over. >> how on a wire? >> you have to be a wallenda. it's a wallenda family secret. >> you have to have a cone head.
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>> then you spin. >> he did it over sharks. >> we were talking about that. >> like shark-nado. >> you don't think that's enough? >> don't give him ideas. he'll do that. >> the roar of that crowd last night -- >> yes. >> that was unbelievable. >> because you were there. >> i left, al. i did drive by and acknowledge the crowd because it's a cavern and it's -- the swell of sound. >> it really motivated him. like a rock star. >> a lot of love from chicago last night. we're also happy to welcome back miss savannah. >> yes. >> she's here at last. baby vale guthrie feldman with her daddy this morning. they did some face timing during a commercial break. so cute. savannah, first commercial break, already hitting the phone and texting and face timing. >> that little girl is good. she has facebook, holding the iphone. >> took to technology. >> so sweet.
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also the remote camera. you have one, i think, as well. >> to watch the baby. >> she was watching from her phone. i love that. >> technology has changed so much. i used to just have the baby monitors. >> now you can see the video and the whole thing. >> i remember those early baby monitors. we got -- the frequencies would jump. we were living next to another family like one floor away from another family that had the same model, obviously. and i would run -- i would hear leyla crying. i would run. she's fast asleep. i would walk back out and i would hear her crying. run back in. what the heck? she's messing with with me! >> she's faking it. >> and i happened to be talking to this dad downstairs and he said do you have a graco -- >> oh, no, he was getting the same thing. >> he was getting the same thing. by the way, if you notice willie and i looking on the gruff side, grizzly side -- >> willie never looks gruff.
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>> i cheated. i shaved on saturday. >> and you probably forgot. >> raising awareness for men's health issues. all of the men of "today" including matt, carson and a lot of our -- >> behind the scenes. >> behind the scenes folks, some of them have gotten a head start. >> zach has a full beard going already. >> zach actually shaved this morning. >> two hours. >> and, wow! that's crazy. >> that's a manly man for you. >> you're going to go down to the goatee? >> i think eventually. my dad used to wear a goatee. >> what's your strategy? >> cross my fingers and hope for a couple of sprouts. >> those sprouts look good. >> my sprouts look good? >> i would like to see you with a handlebar. how great would that be? >> it's not clear that this is helping men's health but i will do my part. >> #today and send us tips on how to grow out your beard.
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>> what do you do? >> i've seen that. >> the long, flowing maen. >> rub your face with bag balm. >> #today's take. they send tips on how to get rid of pimples. >> that will make him more handsome. >> moving on! what's going on in nascar? hockey games are breaking out. drivers jeff gordon and brad keselowski got -- they got into a fight after a race at the texas motor speedway last night. i guess their cars bumped on the track. and i guess they were -- >> that happens, doesn't it, all the time? >> it happens, yes. all of a sudden they start going at t a brawl breaks out. >> is there history between these two? >> no. not that i know of. before you know it, there's some cuts on faces. all their pit crews get
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involved. >> real full-on melee. >> and eventually, wham, they all get out -- >> keep it clean, guys. >> you see this every once in a while in nascar. it is such a high octane sport. >> somebody pushes. look out. >> lot of testosterone flying around nascar, lot of speed going on. i think jeff gordon generally doesn't like the way keselowski drives and this has been building. >> kind of a rookie pushing the veteran? >> yeah. >> everybody. >> pit crew, too. that's what we call a d donnybrook. >> what's that mean? >> it's a term. >> willie, do not tell -- >> you told it on air. >> it was during a commercial break. >> thank you, natalie. >> no, you told it on air. >> i did not. >> end of story, period. >> girl power. thanks for sticking with me. >> and, by the way, you won.
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>> i'm not talking about this. we are talking about this missing ring. this poor woman in arizona, and a lot of people can identify with this on halloween. she's helping her daughter carve pumpkins and decides to take hir ring off. you talked about taking your ring off, leaving it on the sink and you get distracted. >> sure. >> she took her ring off and put it in the candy jar. not exactly sure why. but you know how this goes. absent minded, busy day, halloween kids show up and the ring gets taken out with the candy. but there's more. so there was also plastic ring inside the bag, i guess, of the candy and so at this point she's saying, the ring is obviously sentimental because it's a wedding ring. there's no wedding ring that's not unless you're not with that person anymore. she's looking for her ring and it's so sad. >> but it's mixed in with plastic rings so you hope kids and moms could tell the difference. >> the plastic rings are candy. >> is it a ring pop?
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>> no, they have plastic rings, too. >> spider rings. >> deborah has -- when she had these gloves on that had these fake rings on and it fell into the candy jar that we were using. but it was a fake -- you know, just a little piece of plastic jewelry but in this case this is the real deal. >> good way to get a new ring. >> hopefully there's been enough news of it made, she lives in arizona. somebody can track it down. >> map it out here. how many people came by there? usually people from your neighborhood maybe a few dozen from outside. hopefully you can narrow it down. if you get your ring back, let us know. >> i hope she does. >> get a little insta picture of it or just get a new one. >> ooh, upgrade. >> yeah, women upgrade. you get an upgrade after a couple of years. >> no. it's really -- >> sentimental thing. >> she doesn't want to upgrade but necessity is the mother -- >> guys say don't upgrade.
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>> well, of course. >> of course. >> they don't want to have to buy a bigger diamond. >> what's our monday moment? >> do you know what it's all about? >> what's it about? ♪ it's all about the bass about the bass ♪ right? meghan trainor is here with a new album "title." >> that song has a million hits on youtube. if you want to show us a video of you getting pumped along with meghan's song send it to us at or #all about the bass. can we crank the music? >> no. just don't embarrass your children or your wife. no, we're all going to dance. crank it up. here we go. here we go. you know what the funny thing is? josh still is like i don't know what that really means. it's not working out really
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well. >> here we go. >> meghan will join us in a second while al does the weather. ♪ it's all about the weather about the weather ♪ >> it's all about the bar fight. about the bar fight about the bar fight. all this moisture making its way up from the south. remnants of vance, hurricane vance. this gets caught up in the front and will bring heavy rain tomorrow. so, election day may cause big problems from texas, arkansas and streaming up further into the mississippi river valley. we're also looking at a lot of wet weather in the pacific northwest. seattle, showers and thunderstorms as today wears on. rainfall amounts, look at that, anywhere from three to five and, in some instances, seven inches of rain in the pacific nort j
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henley. a cold start this morning with warmer in the afternoon. much less wind than yesterday. tomorrow will be even warmer, not as cold in the morning, 44 to start with and 65 tuesday afternoon and mild on wednesday but sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers for thursday and into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out. this weekend will be chilly once again with highs near 50. ndve a great day. t's your latest weather. >> up next, meghan trainor joins us, we'll get that bass video. >> go, meghan. >> we'll talk to her after this. introducing dance-all-you-want bladder leak protection from the experts in feminine protection. new always discreet underwear, for sensitive bladders. only always discreet underwear has soft, dual leakguard barriers, to help stop leaks where they happen most. plus a discreet fit that hugs your curves. you barely feel it. new always discreet. now bladder leaks can feel like no big deal.
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thanksgiving macy's parade because that's where all the big acts perform. that's cool. >> i was supposed to be here. >> you do. you match. >> you fit in. joining the parade really is -- at the end of the year, that's when you see the hottest acts. that's how you know you were rocking that year. are you prepared for the cold? mr. roker, season vet at that parade. >> last couple of years it's been fairly -- we're hoping. we're hoping. >> i have a trench coat that's lacy and black. i have a whole outfit picked out but i'm from nantucket. i'm used to that. please. >> you produced your first song when you were 12 years old? you wrote your first one when you were 7, we said. where does that come from? >> i was a baby. i told my dad i'm a pop star. we need to get a bus. he would giggle. he's a musician. you're so cute. let's get production tools. go ahead and produce. and i'm like, i don't know how
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to do it but you can do it. i wanted to so bad that i sat there and learned. >> taught yourself, wow! >> incredible. >> god-given talent. >> he was behind me, watching me all night like what? >> the song has just blown up, "all about the bass." it's become an anthem for normal-sized, plus-sized girls. you're kind of taking a hit on skinny girls. what do you say about that? >> what? record deal -- no, i wrote it for me because i wasn't comfortable when i wrote it. i was like, this is what i wish i said and sounded like. now singing it every day, you can see i do feel like that. it tells me ahelps me and it's bunch of people but it's not to bash skinny people. >> you wrote that song thinking somebody else would sing it but nobody wanted to sing it, the story goes. >> once the skinny part line came and the other stuff we kind of giggled and looked at each
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other and said no one is going to cut this song. no one will sing this. we'll never make a dime off this. it's kind of hilarious it started my artist career and it's one of the biggest songs right now. it's crazy. >> tell us about the process. you're writing. you want to talk about your figure but you say bass no treble. how does that come about? >> what's up, man? >> holla. >> he had a line, all bass no treble. and my slang was i'm all about that. let's do all about that bass no treble and i was like, booty. >> so hip to the music. >> we can -- from nantucket? >> more red. >> yeah. >> we've got a surprise for you. your song is certified four times platinum. >> no way. >> yes, it is. >> yes, way. >> come on out, jerry.
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>> oh, my god! >> four time platinum. meghan trainor, you can take that home with you. isn't that amazing? >> in my suitcase? >> on your tour bus. >> oh, my god. thank you. >> congratulations. singing "al about the bass" in our next hour. stick around for that. bette midler, former president ♪ my son is going to wash the family prius. he insisted on using the rain to save water. fourteen years ago, i insisted on buying our first prius. because like toyota, we both know there's a way to do things, and a way to do things even better. the prius.
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good morning i'm tracy davidson. a chilly morning, let's get your forecast from bill henley. >> the temperatures are climbing. we have a few clouds moving through the area, being below through, here is a live look. enough sunshine to warm us up. right now it is 47. we're heading into the upper 50s and near 60 with bright sunny skies. we have new concerns about a
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patient who was feared to have ebola. they have tested negative. in a little more than half an hour, taj ma hall workers are expected to march on city haul. they want to consider them regranting concessions. about 1,000 workers have called on him to keep the casino up and running. they will close in december if they don't get an aide package from the government. the jobless rate in the county was nearly 11% in september, the highest rate for metro areas east of the rocky mountains. four casinos as you know have closed leaving about 10,000 people out of work. another update is coming up in about 25 minutes. i'm tracy davidson, you can
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always get the latest on our website now back to "the today show."
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coming back -- welcome back. this is "today." i'm willye along with al, natalie and tamron. what's going on over there? are you all right? are we ready? okay. we're going to give you a little preview, look ahead at the month of november, coming up in entertainment and things that we're excited about. >> interstellar. i cannot wait. everybody is talking about it. >> so much buzz. >> earth has become an i inhospitable place and they're going out to -- >> find new territory. >> matthew mcconaughey. >> lots of stars. incredible cast. >> anne hathaway, matthew
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mcconaughey. >> oscar buzz already. that's one to watch. and the other side? >> a cultural icon coming. "dumb & dumber to." >> welcome back, fellows. >> the one tamron and i are both looking forward to, i read the trilogy, hunger games "mocking jay." you can tell we're moving on. 11-21 11/21 in theaters. >> mocking jay. >> mocking face? >> mocking jay. >> that's "dumb & dumber" next sequel, mocking face. >> new direction has a new video coming out as well. >> i saw this video, the making of it, behind the scenes. remember when they were little teens and showed up, a bazet
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bazillion people showed up. >> it also happens to be leyla's 16th birthday. >> are you taking her for the concert? >> no. >> not a chance. >> did you see that reaction from the audience? >> no, no, no, no, no. >> one more check of the weather, roker. >> she's getting a party and we're not pulling out of school for one direction. >> it is sweet 16, though. >> it is sweet 16. >> go, dad. >> don't worry. she's doing all right. all right? all right? all right. believe me, i've already been through this, this rodeo. wet weather in the pacific northwest. we've got some showers making their way, texas into the southwest. breezy, but sunny. good news, snow is over for our friends in new england, because you had a heck of a weekend. especially in bangor. that's what's going good morning i'm bill henley. a much warmer afternoon.
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much less wind than yesterday. tomorrow will be even warmer. not as cold in the morning, 44 in the morning and 65 in the afternoon. a mild day on wednesday and sunshine will start to fade as clouds come in with a chance of showers for thursday into friday. friday afternoon will be drying out. this weekend will get chilly once again with highs near 50. have a great day. >> and that's your latest weather. >> we are three days into november. it's time to get your month in entertainment all planned out. >> to mark your dates on your calendar, sirius xm's weekly host, jessica, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> bette midler, new album coming out. >> such an icon, living legend called "it's the girls." first album in eight years, rerecording songs from great girl groups, andrew sisters, supremes, right up to tlc's seven decades, love her living
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legend. >> doing waterfall. >> fantastic. that comes out tomorrow. later this week, the newsroom is back. >> aaron sorkin's love it or hate it show, jeff daniels as anchor of a news channel, third and final season, just six episodes. the first one will be about the boston marathon bombing. we'll see how controversial that is. don't cry for aaron sorkin, very busy, writing the steve jobs bio pic. >> eight songs, it's their eighth album. each one recorded in a different city. austin, los angeles, new york, chicago. they have an accompanying docuseries on hbo. in case you missed it so paragraph, this one friday is about austin. >> i love this. george w. bush and stephen king. wow! >> exactly. george w. bush wrote a biography of his father, george bush. it's funny. this is a relationship, father/son relationship they didn't talk about so much in the white house. now we'll hear all about it. from what i understand, george
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bush sr. does not like it, w.'s grounded. >> there you go. >> and stephen king's revival about a small new england minister and a drug adult guitarist and that relationship. and it's pretty much an homage to frankenstein. >> can a president ground another president? >> if he's his dad. >> fox catcher hitting theaters november 14th. >> director had an did money ball and capote. it's about an olympic wrestler and his coach's paranoid schizophrenic millionaire who murders the wrestler's brother. really keep your eyes on steve carrell. it's supposed to be a career-defining performance and pretty much a lock for an oscar. >> almost can't recognize him. state of affair with his katherine heigle. >> plays a character named
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charleston. the president played by alfrie woodard. she left "gray's" in 2010 under not the best circumstances. a less contentious and said there are no hieigle's on set. >> i just did a heigel. album out called the art of mccartney. >> a tribute album to, of course, paul mccartney. so many great artists have worked on this, it's been in the works for a decade, billy joel, alice cooper. >> whoa! >> can't wait! >> just blew my mind. 26th of november, horrible bosses 2. >> they're all back. they, themselves, become bosses and start their own company and try to create something, end up kidnapping their investor's child. perhaps they did not learn such
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niceties from bosses. jennifer aniston is back doing things we cannot say on morning television. >> we'll leave it there. jessica, thank you so much. willie feels the need for speed. can he handle 10,000 horsepower? >> no, i can't. >> i was active. i kept on top of things. i was energetic. then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor and i agreed, moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. she also prescribed lyrica. for some patients, lyrica significantly relieves fibromyalgia pain and improves physical function. with less pain, i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs and feet.
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that's where we go to work. >> he has three daughters who all are following in his footsteps. >> i knew when i was probably 7 years old this is what i always wanted to do. >> his youngest, courtney, is itching to take her dad's title. >> it's fun to mess with him a little bit. i've always grown up watching him race and try to steal anything that i can. >> watching the race sincere exhilarating enough. but i wanted to know what it was really like to sit in that seat on 10,000 horses of pure power. 15-year drag racing vet doug foley is now retired, runs a racing school that gives laymen like me those few seconds of glory. >> double seater dragster for training purposes and also giving the people the experience of what it's like to drag race. we are fortunate enough today where it's not just going to be your first ride but we're actually going to have somebody racing against you. >> i'm going to race somebody? is it a pro? can you give me a clue here? >> no, no clues. >> do i have any chance?
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>> yeah, you have a chance. you always have a chance in drag racing. >> i don't like the sound of it. >> as we headed up to the track, i wondered who my opponent might be. >> i'm about to go drag racing, first time in my life. there's a mystery challenger i'm racing against. whoever it is, when we cross that finish line, it's only going to matter that i was in the car. real tough. who goes there? what are you doing here? it's tamron hall, ladies and gentlemen. >> are you ready, willie? >> beat you to the end of the line. >> you'll be eating my dust. >> wow! >> after a quick burnout, wind up for racing.
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it was a photo finish but in the end, tamron came out on top. >> we won. >> we won? we won! >> i thought we got them at the end there. >> wasn't that unbelievable? >> whoo! oh, my gosh. that was incredible. you're a hell of a racer. >> good job. >> tamron got me. she won by that much. i want to point out we had the higher top speed. >> he was faster but we got out quicker. doug jr. and tamron jr., that's our race name. because it's a race team. >> we got it. >> nhra is a great group. go check it out. you can smell it because of the rubber. you can hear it, feel it in their bones. >> sunday, sunday! >> at the speedway. it's very family oriented. people bring out their kids and just observe the cars, the spirit of it. >> i had a great time. >> they can get up to 350 so you guys got up to what?
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it's about time. pipin' hot pillsbury crescent rolls. make your holidays pop! sir, we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power. new show hungry games, to reveal why we get certain cravings. >> hosted by chef richard blais, current contestant on top chef. congratulations, you ran the marathon yesterday. >> up until noon today is proper etiquette. >> no, no, all week. you earned it, you own it. >> perfect patty melt. >> food network, 8:00, it's all about the diner tonight. patti melt is my favorite diner
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food. it's a burger. >> there's a tone you're hearing. for those of you at home, it's coming from us. >> i thought it was my brain. i hear that normally all the time. >> what do you mix into the meat? >> short rib brisket, little bit of chuck, and dry fat i add. >> dry trimming? >> butchers give it away. >> you can go and ask them for it. >> we'll throw it on the grill, season with salt and approximate pepper, little bit of garlic powder as well. we're going to throw some bread down. >> you like rye? >> that's authentic -- i grew up in new york. it's an authentic patti melt. rosemary, thyme, garlic. treat a $6 burger like a $65 steak. >> i like that idea. >> onions, patti melt. butter cooking is right here. we're going to throw in some of our onions. i learned this from a very famous fast food burger restaurant in california. i won't mention their names.
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they cook their onions in mustard, right? >> interesting. >> i did a shot of mustard. >> in and out burger? i know this combination. delicious. >> mixture of the mustard and onions and then our burgers are cook cooked over here. we'll finish it with some cheese. >> two kinds of cheese. >> two kinds of cheese. the swiss is pretty traditional. this is cheese curds, representing a little bit of wisconsin. >> dairy state. >> and it's going to get very sort of chewy and stringy and all the things you want in a nice cheeseburger or grilled cheese. >> what are you doing, water around the burger? >> as it's cooking. that will melt the cheese over the burger. will you help me build these? >> absolutely. >> we'll do a little bit of ketchup. another element here is tin chi
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ketchup. it has umami. but really it's super -- it sounds complicated. that's all it is. throw our burger on top. okay. that's starting to melt right there. we have some over here that are nice and melty. >> look at that. i love the salad, kale, chickepa peas. >> i ran a marathon, so i'm going to eat french fries. >> you can eat this burger. the recipe is on our website we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning i'm tracy davidson. let's get your monday first alert forecast from bill henley. >> we're enjoying a lot of sunshine. we'll see scattered showers through the day today. all right approaching yesterday's high temperature that was in the upper 40s. wilmington at 50 and trenton up to 45. high temperatures near 60 today.
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we have new information from the family of a missing come in philadelphia who was believed to be abducted. we spoke with her grandparents and they think this is a random situation and she was not specifically targeted. the 22-year-olds r was last seen around u9d 30 last night being forced into a car. right now police are looking for a dark four-door sedan, possibly a ford taurus, with a broken back window. the transit agent, septa and the union hammered out an agreement to avoid a strike that would have started today. it will include a 5% raise for workers once the deal is ratified. get realtime updates on our website
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i'm tracy davidson, ynow back t "the today show."
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. and by that we mean you. it is fun day monday, isn't it? november 3rd. >> it certainly is. what a great show we have. if you love that song "all about that bass," meghan trainor is going to sing for us. >> from the lovely island of nantucket. >> and all the hollywood buzz. and this is kind of cool. there is a young woman who is featured in the truly brave video we did with cyndi lauper and sarah bareilles. >> that people can still give
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to. >> her school did something incredible for her, for one of the kids, another way of being truly brave. that's cassidy bowle. >> we'll see that in a little bit. >> yes, we are. >> a new series about how to have the difficult talks with the little ones and ending with your aging loved ones. >> we have some little ones in the studio now. we have to watch what we say. laura, friend of mine from college and her family are here, visiting. so we'll watch our -- >> yes, we will. >> savannah is back. >> and didn't miss a beat. >> already has her body back. >> how does she do that so quickly? >> she looks fantastic. >> looking at that baby video of savannah as a mom, nothing looks more natural to me than her holding that baby, right? >> she took to it like a duck to water. look at her. >> oh, my gosh. must have been a -- i would imagine a little bit of a difficult transition coming back when you're used to being with your baby all the time. >> it is going to be an adjustment for everybody, but there is mike, she has help with
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her, and she's got apparently a wonderful nanny, she's going to rush home, you just know that. >> she's already home, i'm sure. i would say she's there now. >> there is another baby, wouldn't you love it if that baby vale grew up and married prince george? it could happen. >> you know what, you never know. >> right. >> there is another baby in the world, a brand-new baby gorilla at the zoo in australia. >> yeah. >> look at this. born last week in sydney. >> oh, my gosh. my father says that's what i was like when i was born. he said -- never mind, black hair all over you. >> his name is majuku, also grandson in swahili. >> such a cute little baby. >> just like savannah with baby vale. >> okay, so, you guys remember halloween. >> who could forget?
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>> we can't. that was kind of fun, wasn't it, doing wayne's world. >> it was a lot of fun, yeah. >> people thought that kathie lee looked exactly like mike myers. and by the way, you did. when i saw you in the dressing room, you turned to me -- >> i think so. >> i looked like someone tried to be garth. you looked like wayne. >> people were saying that. matt said it first. i said, how could it be? i looked at the still pictures and i said i thought i looked just like him. >> jimmy fallon saw something that we missed. we wanted to warn you, a little saucy for morning tv. children, cover your eyes. let's see what jimmy fallon said. >> the "today" show hosts were having fun today with their costumes. check this out. >> here is your host, wayne campbell. >> party! >> party hardy. >> we love those guys. i don't know if you saw the
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animated bug in the bottom of the screen, like a cartoon -- like a pumpkin with bats flying out. if you didn't notice, watch it again. >> here is your host, wayne campbell. >> party! >> party! >> kathie lee said, hey, it's been a while. >> oh, you just keep thinking, buddy. >> that's right. >> you have no idea what geriatric people do, none. >> speaking of halloween costumes, a lot of winning garths out there, a lot of people decided it was a good time to dress up as us. so here is some pictures, christie and melissa later in, th dressed up as us. >> fun. >> lauren stevenson with a friend. one doing a reporter at wjfw in wisconsin, channel 12, thanks to them. kelly spearman dressed up as kathie lee and her husband dresses up as me. you know what?
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>> that's what i like. >> very busy weekend. on saturday, went over to regis' again, getting ready, december 4th, put it on your calendar, i'm not talking -- on december 4th, we're doing our musical around here. there is our leading man, regis is out in connecticut. and great little rehearsal. >> how is it? >> it is fantastic. >> we're having our first run through today. >> we're doing a read through. i'm excited about it. >> fun. and you went off to -- after the -- you went off to -- >> i went to chicago to watch rugby at soldier field. because i've only been to one other rugby match. i don't know who those people are. i took a picture with them. the whole entire stadium was sold out, completely sold out, everyone went. >> you know why now? >> now i do. >> how sexy is rugby? >> it is. you can see their faces, their bodies are not covered with gear and helmets and pads, they're
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all -- >> everything to protect them. >> they're all men, just out there. >> throw the ball all kinds of different ways. i'm still learning all the rules. >> excellent. >> boots is an expert. >> he played back in the day. he loves watching it. >> so it was fun. >> it was great. a great weekend. >> also on jimmy fallon -- >> another kiss from us, but kevin spacey was on, and -- >> such a brilliant actor. >> he decided to give them a little quiz on celebrity impressions. they put him on the spot and said he was going to yell out names. >> let's watch. >> real impressions. >> trick-or-treat or trick-or-treating or anything. >> trick-or-treat? smell my feet. give me something good to eat. >> ghost busters. >> when there's something strange in your neighborhood,
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who you gonna call? >> johnny carson and you have to talk about costume parties. >> costume parties. listen, i love a good costume party. it is halloween, a lot of people dressing up, of course, as ghosts and witches and goblins and vampires. but going as the scariest creature in the world, my ex-wife. >> there is nothing he can't do. >> that's amazing. >> jimmy does great musical impressions. >> yeah. >> that's his forte. >> i didn't know he was such a good impressionist. >> hoda, i did not realize this, there is big news in hollywood. tell them. >> "50 shades of grey" has revealed that the film version may be tamer than you think, okay? there will not be, according to sources, any gratuitous sex scenes. they're going for a more suggestive approach, which i think is probably the right way to go. because if you -- >> otherwise it is xxx. >> if you read the book, you wonder how are they going to
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turn this into a film, it looks like it is impossible to do. >> you have to use your imagination, imagine that. >> by the way, that's so much -- >> i think it is better. >> yeah. leave a little to the -- >> yeah. let's move on. >> no full frontal, okay, is what they're insisting. he got it in his contract. it is in my contract around here too. >> i feel bad that lauren's children are in here. >> i'm not responsible. you should have warned your friend not to bring her children here. >> dunkin' donuts released its own cronut, a croissant and doughnut together. this is -- we're trying it. it doesn't have cream on the inside. let's see how it tastes. you know what it tastes like? it tastes like the krispy kremes. doesn't it? >> krispy kremes are airier, this is -- >> denser. >> denser, yes. >> that won't stop me from eating it. really delicious. >> 24 layers of dough covered
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glaze. oh, my god. >> just what you need. available today -- what did that say? in limited -- so favorite things. years ago, when i was still in college, i met kathie lenin and janet lenin and their sister, the lenin sisters, they became dear precious friends all these years later. they are still performing. >> you're kidding me? >> 51st year together. they're also -- there they are. look at them. they're also performing with the osmonds at andy williams -- remember andy passed a couple -- recently, just too soon, that's for sure. anyway, he still has a fantastic theater down in branson, called the blue -- no, moon river theater. so anyway, they are performing there through the christmas holidays with the osmond brothers. s their brothers and cousins are a group called venice, which is fantastic. this is called "what summer brings," two sets of brothers,
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just fantastic. >> that's great. ♪ >> they can do anything. they're amazing. >> my favorite thing is this group that i just learned about recently called musicians on call. this is a great group of people, they're musicians, to go to hospitals and just play music for kids. i tagged along with one, i went to morgan stanley children's hospital. and this -- it was so great. great musician, we went and played some music for some kids. that's the president, pete griffin, a volunteer there, and that's gavin degraw. just meeting up with -- kelly clarkson sing sings. darius rucker. a great organization, enjoying their 17th year, it took my breath away. musicians on call if you want to help out. >> fantastic. tom cruise's latest song has
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>> right. that's why we love her. >> what did taylor swift pick? >> she went as pegacorn, a pegasus meets unicorn. she dressed up as that, hit the town over new york city looking like that. power to you. >> i can't believe the schedule, you think you were busy last week. >> i can't believe what she's doing, with the launch of the cd. >> she's 21, you know what i'm saying. >> miley cyrus. >> every day is halloween if you're miley cyrus. she went toned down and looked like she was channeling her godmother dolly parton, country singer with a big blonde wig and holding a piglet. >> let's do some family pics, beyonce and blue ivy. >> beyonce went as janet jackson and little mini michael jackson. look at the glove and the
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microphone, the hat and the shoes. talk about attention to detail. >> how about pink? >> she dressed up as a spider and spider web, which is really courageous of her, because she's been honest about the fact that the only thing she's afraid of is spiders. so cute. >> tom cruise has done his fair share of stunts, but this one maybe -- >> i got the chills. over the weekend, he was seen filming stunts for the upcoming "mission impossible 5," holding on to a plane, flying over the british country side. >> how is that possible? >> he was wearing two harnesses. and holding on for dear life. imagine the insurance on that. >> i can't even believe they let him do it. >> right. >> the next movie is coming out christmas day, and after the last movie, the stakes are higher than ever. tom is used to doing a lot of his own stunts. at this point, i think he's thinking let's go for it. talk about inspiration. >> oh, my gosh. the furious 7, the final one,
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if a friend owed you money or you've been in a serious dispute with a family member, you know how difficult the situations can be to handle. >> some of you wrote to us with your issues asking for advice. here to dole it out is lauren lake, an attorney and -- >> allegedly. >> and a judge on tv's paternity court. >> hello. >> hi. >> you look mighty spiffy today. >> thank you very much. >> here is the first question. i've been out of work for four years, lost my home. before that, i loaned a neighbor $2,000, a friend $5,000 and my father $10,000. i made $1,000 deposit. no one has paid me back. >> she lost her home? >> yes. >> this happens more often than we want to admit. >> okay. >> people loan people money, they think they want to help someone. but is it really a loan? have you set the parameters? because ethical and moral
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obligation to pay is completely different from a legal one. you can think in your own subjective mind, i'll give them this money to help them out and they'll give it back to me when they get back on their feet. but that is not necessarily a loan. you got to get things in writing. verbal agreements can be enforceable in court sometimes, but you got to get something in writing, some type of direct or circumstantial evidence always helps. i mean, look, the legal lesson is, get things in writing. the life lesson is, you know who your friends are now. >> yeah, but really tough if it is a family member. hello. usually it is the other way around. >> ten years ago, i had a credit card issued to my twin sister in her name on my account. the debt is now $5,400. she's only paid the minimum. three years ago she stopped talking to me and is now refusing to pay at all. do you have -- do i have any recourse here? the whole situation is devastating? >> how many times in my courtroom do i haerksear, i let someone use my credit card, we
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broke up, they won't pay me. this is different from the previous situation, though, because now if that person has written a check, continuously, for that minimum balance, you -- >> it is your obligation. >> exactly. it can prove circumstantially that there is an obligation to pay. and you put their name on the credit card. but, remember, in terms of the credit card company, you're on the hook. and always say to people, first of all, don't loan money you can't afford to just give, but, secondly, when you put your name down for someone, understand if they're ruined, if they ruined their own credit, they will ruin yours. >> that's a good point. good point. >> how sad that their whole relationship as sisters is over now because of money? >> i see that all the time. we got to talk these things through. we have to stay out of the courtroom and in the family room, meaning, let's sit down and discuss this. you know you owe this money. if you don't have it, be honest. >> a program, at least, pay -- >> little by little. >> one quick one. my sister-in-law with no job and
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two teenagers has been living with my mother and father-in-law. we're all sick of seeing her mooch off our parents. she claims she's been working but always seems to need money. what can i do to help my in-laws get her out of their house. >> reminds me of an episode of my show where a grandma said her grandson and fiancee came for thanksgiving dinner and stayed seven months. that's like a houseguest from hell, meaning they won't leave. you don't know what to do. you have to be clear. it is time for you to go. even give written notice. but, be careful. if you're accepting money, rent, if they're accepting mail at your address, they could be deemed a tenant. >> established. and then you'll have to go -- >> residency. >> you have to go through legal proceedings. be careful. >> she's good. >> thanks. meghan trainor singing her smash
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are long gone. the wind is blowing nowhere near as strong as the 45-mile-an-hour wind gusts we had yesterday. now 50 degrees for wilmington, philadelphia, even north and west. reading is in the 50s at 51 and it's 52 in wildwood. a nice sunny day today. near 60 degrees this afternoon. happening now, taj mahal workers are marching on city hall in atlantic city. they want the mayor to reconsider granting concessions that the casino says are needed to stay open. about 1,000 workers have signed a petition calling on officials to do everything possible to keep the taj up and running. the casino says if they don't get an "a" package from the government, they will close next month. in decision 2014, the candidates for pennsylvania governor are making a final push for tomorrow's midterm elections. today republican tom corbett is campaigning in westchester and democratic challenger tom wolf is making stops in lancaster and pittsburgh. the latest polls show wolf with
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we're back with more of "today" on this monday. time to check in with our "shine a light" series. hoda made a viral video magic. over $500,000 has been raised. very, very exciting. her "truly brave" music video showing children battling cancer has been viewed 1.5 million times, and raised all that money for pediatric cancer research. >> i'm so happy. i'm happy to say it triggered a chain reaction. a lot of people are making their own truly brave videos. one of our little stars, cassidy bowle, is now featured in another video created by the seventh grade at gloucester high school in new jersey. take a look. what was your favorite part of
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the whole video? >> the paint. >> what does it feel like being in that room? >> like, just to go wild. >> like a kid again. >> 12-year-old cassidy bowle left her childhood behind to fight cancer. >> diagnosed on a wednesday, friday, first chemo treatment. >> what was she the most worried about. >> losing her hair. >> sixth grade, suddenly she's going through chemo, not going through school. >> tutored the whole year. >> how did she handle the fact she wasn't in school? >> it bothered me eered her. made her sad. >> cassidy is now in the final maintenance stage of treatment. she's returned to school full time, but for some reason she felt the rules had changed. >> some of my friends i used to talk to didn't talk to me. >> why do you think they didn't talk to you? >> because they didn't understand what was going on. >> she was just real quiet. i said, is everything okay?
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she's like, yeah. i didn't know if it was her treatment making her tired and wiped out or someone was picking on her. >> okay, guys. just like yesterday. >> after being tipped off that cassidy was feeling left out, her english teacher called an assembly to introduce the kids to cassidy, the star. not cassidy, the kid with cancer. the kids began to understand but it didn't end there. >> grab your sign. >> they were inspired to make a second video, a seventh grade version of what it means to be truly brave, starring cassidy. >> we want to make the point that she really isn't different from all the other kids. >> in this version, cassidy walks the hallways and sits alone in black and white. her classmates grouped in bright colors ignore her. >> we're going to have a few brave students hold up some signs that say brave, but realize they can break out of their clique -- >> walk to the camera. >> the students spend hours
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creating their masterpiece. >> line up your cards. >> several days later, the big premiere. it is cassidy's first time watching the video. >> the truly brave video. ♪ see your true colors shining through ♪ >> how do you think it changed cassidy? >> she knows there are people supporting her. she would shy away because of the hair loss and being different. but now she knows they're not afraid of her. she knows they're there for her now. >> all that applause is a welcome reminder that the truly brave star of the video truly belongs. >> when you actually saw the final video, with you walking in black and white and other groups and fitting in, what did you think of the kids for doing that? >> thankful. >> why? >> because it shows me how much
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they know how i feel, and how hard it is to have cancer. ♪ don't be afraid >> how beautiful is that? it used to be in life that cruelty would make you cry. there is so much of it now that when i see kindness, that makes me sob now. >> what is interesting about cassidy, i don't remember seeing her cry in all the times i've talked to her until that moment. and a big thank you to darryl who went and shot the piece and -- >> good job. >> you can donate to the american cancer society with all of the proceeds going to pediatric cancer. please go to are or go to thank you for every single donation, every dollar. >> you okay? >> yeah. >> how do you talk to your kids. >> and meghan trainor will lighten it up with one of h i was active.
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we're kicking off a special series today called "the four talks," the important but sometimes uncomfortable conversations you need to have with your loved ones, big and small. >> today, the birds and the old bees. the american academy of pediatrics says the average age of the onstart of puberty is falling. for girls, it is 12. for boys, it is just 9 years old. >> yeah. to get the conversations going, we asked some little ones where they think babies come from.
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take a listen. >> i think they come from your tummy. >> babies come from -- >> they just eat a lot of food and they just get there. >> daddy hugs mommy and they have a baby. >> i think she gets a big shot. >> god chose one. >> smart child there. >> here with advice are psychologist jennifer hartsteen and amy mccready, founder of popular parenting, two great ladies, great to see you back. you don't remember having the talk, do you? and hoda said she never had the
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talk. >> i don't think my parents sat us down. is it a generational thing. are people much more open about having that talk? >> i don't remember having the talk, but my parents are open. i may not remember it, because it was part of our conversation. i think what we're aware of is kids are starting as we noted puberty so much earlier that those conversations are happening much earlier and they're bo they're bombarded with messages so early. >> how early do you think we should have the talk? >> you're going to start when they're toddlers. it is not one big talk. it is a series of conversations over the years. when they're toddlers, you use the correct names for the body parts and talk about it very conversationally. >> i tried. they didn't like them. cassidy insisted on wang and gina. >> which is okay, because she knows the right words. she may call her elbow something else, but as long as she knows and the kids know what the real language is. >> why is it so important to have the real language?
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>> it teaches them how to be more comfortable in their bodies and we know research shows they may not have sex as early as other kids that don't note different language, it builds self-confidence and really does build a sense of self, this is what my body is, i know what's mine, i know what you can and cannot touch, and that's okay. >> according to this new age of puberty for boys, i always told when my kids were little you should have the talk before their 9th birthday. now it sounds like you got to have it sooner. >> yeah, in preschool, even, you're going to be talking in very simple terms, if they ask you questions, answer them honestly. certainly by elementary you want to be talking about anatomy, talking about what intercourse is, how male and female bodies fit together like puzzlepuberty >> should you wait until they ask you? some kids mature faster than other kids. >> you don't want them finding out -- >> playground talk, right? you want to give them appropriate and true and factual
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information. but don't overtalk. so if they say, hey, will you tell me about, blah, blah, blah, and you say, sure, what do you want to know? they might say, nothing, i just -- that's okay. i'll talk to you about it another time. so sometimes we as adults, we need to give more information than our kids are ready for. >> kids don't get to have childhood anymore. >> i know. you're racing through everything. >> unbelievable to me. >> i think too parents worry about having this conversation, they think, if i talk to my kids about contraception, and about sex, it means i condone it. that's not the case at all. you're still going to talk about your family values and beliefs, that comes into it. but the studies show that kids who have open communication with their parents about sex are actually less likely to have sex as adolescents. more likely to use contraception if they do. >> by junior high, they should know everything. >> yes. by junior high they need to know. the fact is, certainly what i see in my practices, kids in junior high are starting to experiment. we want them to be fully
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. we're back with a hot young singer/songwriter everybody is talking about these days. >> her name is meghan trainor, on top of the billboard hot list for eight weeks. the song she's about to perform for us, the one you cannot get out of your head. >> here is meghan trainor with "all about that bass." ♪ because you know i'm all about that bass about that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass about that bass ♪ ♪ yeah, it's pretty clear i ain't no size two ♪ ♪ but i can shake it shake it, like i'm supposed to do ♪ ♪ because i got that boom, boom
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that all the boys chase ♪ ♪ all the right junk in all the right places ♪ ♪ i see the magazines working that photo shop ♪ ♪ we know that ain't real ♪ ♪ come on now make it stop ♪ ♪ if you got beauty just raise them up ♪ ♪ every inch of you is perfect from the bottom to the top ♪ ♪ my mama she told me don't worry about your size ♪ ♪ she says boys like a little more booty to hold at night ♪ ♪ you know i won't be no stick figure silicone barbie doll ♪ ♪ so if that's what you're into then go ahead and move along ♪ ♪ because you know i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm bringing booty back
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go ahead and ladies back ♪ ♪ i'm here to tell you every inch of you is perfect ♪ ♪ from the bottom to the top ♪ my mama she told me don't worry about your size ♪ ♪ because boys like a little more booty to hold at night ♪ ♪ you know i wasn't be no stick figure ♪ ♪ no barbie doll ♪ if that's what you're into go ahead and move along ♪ ♪ because you know i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass no treble ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass that bass ♪ ♪ about that bass
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>> yes! >> fantastic. >> we'll be back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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a nice group outside. tomorrow, we have a great show for you. stevie nicks is here to tell us about her new tour and new music. >> another big superstar, jennifer lopez stops by to talk about finding true love. >> and the star of "about a boy" will join us. >> and guess who's back? >> curtis stone. you know what's sad? look at my feet hanging here like -- >> and look at hoda's. >> mine are on the ground. >> that's sad. >> anyway, bye. we'll see you tomorrow.
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nbc 10 news starts now. and right now at 11:00, we are following a developing story. police are searching for a missing woman after witnesses say they saw her being abducted. good morning, i'm vai sikahema. this morning police and the woman's family are anxiously pleading for her safe return. nbc 10's matt delucia is live on west coulter street in germantown where this all happened. matt, you have been on the story throughout the morning. tell us what you learned. >> reporter: vai, detectives came out here this morning to take photos and pick up some extra evidence. right there is the broken and shattered glass from a car window. one witness said that happened while this 22-year-old woman struggled to get away. >> by the tim