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>> and especially in berks and bucks county due to the weather conditions. school delays. pennridge, palisades and exeter and antietam. good morning. battered, that nasty nor'easter now burying b once in a decade storm, torrential rain, hurricane force wind and massive waves already washing away homes. deeply flawed, former vice president dig cheney rips the torture report, accusing the ciao brutalizing terror suspect zpls what are resupposed to do, kiss him on both cheeks and say, pleads, tell us what you know? >> this, hollywood reeling, a slew of nasty messages between heavy weights exposed by that cyber attack on sony. the subject, big stars, including angelina jolie and tom
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cruise and they won't like water being said about them. and breaking her silence, mellissa rivers talks publicly for the first time since the death of her pots. her heart felt tribute today, thursday, december 11th, 2014. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a if rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. can you imagine sony pictures, our e-mails are hacked. now for the world to see. >> that same feeling when you accidentally hit send. some red faces and bruised egos, you are right, these orn aren't b-listers, c-listers, these are big names. first our top story.
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>> that's right, powerful storms, things are winding down a little here in the east things are as far asing to pick up out west. >> that will track the countries. we will all be acted by. let's start here in the east. lake effect snow hanging around. we are looking at spinning around, bringing in more snow. in fact, closer in, you can see the western parts of this. more snow in buffalo, new york. another one to three inches in the last several hours and they're going to pick up another three-to-six inches, generally though, one-to-three inches. in cazenovia, we find dillon dryer. man, the snow is still coming down. >> reporter: it is still coming down, al, i feel like i walked into a christmas card here in cazenovia, new york. tuesday's nor'easter sits and spins in new england. it's responsible for producing one-to-two feet of snow in parts
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of new york and new england and, you know, yesterday, roads were downright treacherous. it prompted parts of i-81, south of syracuse near new york to be shut down and overnight tractor-trailers were banned because of those tennessee, that ban has since been lifted now, al, as you mentioned, i-90 is covered in snow from buffalo to erie, pennsylvania. here we have light-to-moderate snow moving through. these bands will continue across the northeast until this storm system finally exits, which could still take several more hours, al. >> dillon, thanks so much. we will get back with you in a bit. this storm out west, this thing will be a major weather-maker. miguel almaguer is out there right now. miguel, they are talking about a storm like this that they haven't seen for the last six years. >> reporter: that's right. we are in a bit of a break, it's a temporary break.
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it started yesterday in the pacific northwest. i want to show you pictures that were taken, several homes, two are teetering on the edge as they have slid down because of beach erosion. the pacific northwest was hammered with rain for several days. it will get another deluge today. local roads have been flooded. emergency crews are responding to downed power outages. here in. ka, they are prepping. we are bracing for what is going to be considered a monster storm. we are expecting up to eight inches of rain if san francisco. it's not just the rain that will be a major issue, but 75-mile-an-hour, or hurricane category-1 wind strength here. it will be a dangerous way on the road. many schools have cancelled classes, it will be a wet day, going into friday folks are bracing for what will be an epic storm, it will be an epic day
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out west. >> this storm will pack a real wallop in here. we are talking flash flood watches, flash flood warnings from the pacific northwest into san diego. we also have high wind warnings. gusts over 60 miles per hour. some gusts up to 95-mile-per-hour wind gusts. we have blizzard warnings, winter storm warnings, up to four feet of snow near the mountain crests. you can see that precipitation pushing in. we will be looking at more rain, more raffe rain. look at this, down into southern california, we are expecting one-to-two inches to three inches of rain in the burn area. that will cause flooding. you get to the north. upwards of eight-to-ten inches of rain. not out of the ordinary. we moves to the east. we will be talking about the storm into next week for a good portion of the country. >> wow, thank you so much. well, the head of the cia will address troubling findings on torture used against terror
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pkts later today. this as dig clan and the man that designed the program are speaking out. andrea mitchell is following the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. today the cia strikes back. cia director john brennan will make his first comments in an appearance at agency headquarters. now, dig cheney has joined the debate. cia director john brenefit na brennan is going public. >> i think it's a terrible piece of work, basically. it seems to me as deeply flawed. >> reporter: cheney was asked about the waterboarding of khalid sheikh mohammed. >> are we supposed to kiss him on both cheeks and say tell us what you know? of course not. we did what needed to be done and in order to catch those that
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participated in 9-11 and thwart other attacks. we were successful on two parts. >> jamie mitchell designed the techniques. >> it's not always pretty. i think this will be an honest debate in the united states. >> reporter: his firm made $80 million despite having no experience in counterterrorism. >> reporter: do you sleep comfortably at night? >> i always sleep comfortably. >> reporter: the cia insists the harsh interrogations at secret prisons in eastern europe, afghanistan and thailand, produced results. most importantly, the clues to the takedown of osama bin laden. critics say the agency is still misleading the public. >> director brennan and the cia today are continuing to willfully provide inaccurate information and misrepresent the efficacy of torture. in other words, the cia is lying. >> reporter: today's appearance could be awkward for brennan the
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cia says he disagreed with the practices at the time but did not suggest stopping them because he had no clear authority over the program. it was a different part of the agency. >> andrea mitchell, thank you very much. dig clan will be the guest on sunday on "neat press." in the wake of the high profile domestic violence cases, the nfl is reworking its policy will lead to change. peter alexander spoke with commissioner roger goodell. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. in addition to their playbooks, nfl players have to follow a new rule book for off the field behavior, the nfl, in particular, roger goodell has taken a lot of heat over the past few months. with this new policy, he is committed to change. admitting he dropped the ball in the past, he says the league is ready to tackle its personal
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conduct problems head on. why should critics be confident this time you've gotten it right? >> we've strengthened the policy, we've toughened it. >> reporter: under the new policy, a player charged will be conducted with pay. they will conduct their own independence investigations. >> reporter: you will independently investigate? >> yes, we will. we will have experts collect that information. we will make a determination if it's a violation of the personal conduct policy. >> reporter: maybe the biggest change, the league will hire a special council to oversee the punishment. goodell will still have the final word on appeal. >> this special count sim has the appearance of being more independent, but, in fact,ing will an nfl employee employed by 32 nfl owners and the league office. >> reporter: these changes come in the wake of several high profile cases, including that now infamous elevator attack. an independent arbitrator last week reinstated ray rice, ruling
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against the leaks indefinite suspension. during an interview, matt asked rice about his future. >> what do you think it would take for another owner an another group of fans to put the images of that video behind and say, we'll take a chance on ray rice. >> i took full responsibility for everything i did. all i can hope for and wish for is a sec chance. >> your einstatement of ray rice? >> we don't agree with the arbitrator's ruling, but we accept it. >> reporter: should a team pick him up? >> that remains to be seen. >> reporter: they call this new policy window dressing. the players union is upset, saying they weren't offered to see the change until they quote hit the presses. so a lot of people upset with the way things have gone. >> thank you very much. meantime, there are new reports this morning about the woman who alleged in "rolling stone" magazine shelves sexually assaulted at the university of virginia. the magazine admitted errors in its reporting. now, more friends of the alleged victim are talking about the
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case and nbc's christine welker is following it. good morning to you. >> reporter: sa van far, good morning to you. three uva students are speaking ut for to the very first time to the washington post. the student claimed she was gang raped at a frat party. they say point there are so many inconsistencies, they don't know what to believe. it is the latest twist in the uva crisis. three students identifying themselves as randall, andy and cindy are speaking out to the washington post, raising fresh questions about last month's "rolling stone" article in which their friend, going by the name jackie, claimed she was gang raped. >> they see the allegations as being inconsistent. >> reporter: one inconsistency, they were indifferent when she sought their help after the alleged attack and they dissuaded her from going to police because it would hurt their social status.
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>> the three friends said they did not discuss anything about their social status or reputation and, in fact, sought immediately to find help for their friend and also asked her if she wanted to go visit police. >> reporter: jackie told "rolling stone," she was bloody and bruised. they didn't acknowledge the injuries. they still acknowledged, shelves upset. she clearly experienced a horrific trauma and if she was acting, she deserves an oscar. another disparity, jackie told "rolling stone," she was brutally raped by seven men. she told them shelves forced to perform a sex act on five men and even before the alleged attack, they questioned whether her date even existed. >> they tried to find this person in virginia, university of virginia database as well as on social media. on both cases they failed to find him. >> reporter: jackie has stood by her story. in a statement released yesterday before the "post" article appeared, her attorney asked for privacy writing as i
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am sure you all can understand, all of this has been very stressful, overwhelming and re-traumati re-traumatizeing for jackie and her family. we reached out to jackie for this latest washington post article, but didn't get a response. on wednesday, national fraternity leaders met with uva fraternity students. they are working to end owl greek life, which they call unjust. savannah. >> kristen welker, thank you very much. natalie, big issue on the plates of lawmakers today. >> certainly is. the countdown is on, congress has until midnight to avoid another government shut down. but the spending bill on the table isn't sitting well with law makers. the doctor 1.1 trillion plan makes school lunches less healthy and big campaign donors could contribute ten times more. republicans need democrats, 60 or 70 of them to vote "yes." if lawmakers fail to come to an
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agreement the back-up plan is an extension to keep it running three or four months. the motor city the city of troit, has officially emerged from bankruptcy protection. detroit's manager says he has a two-year bug, eliminating about $7 billion in debt. frightening moments wednesday night after a car jumped a curve, it plowed into a group of people. this happened in a busy midtown manhattan shopping area. six people were hit before the car slen then slammed into a forever xxi store. the injured were taken to hospital. the driver was taken into custody on suspicion of drunk driving. this morning, an amazing story of rifle is from the hawaiian sailor who is now back home, rescued by the coast guard after nearly two weeks lost at sea. nbc's halle jackson has the story. >> reporter: after his first
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shaky steps on dry land, ron ingram describes how he survived 12 days at sea. >> i'm a fisherman. i caught fish. it wasn't as good as the sushi bar. that's how i hydrated. >> reporter: two weeks ago, a rogue wave tossed his 25-foot boat, breaking both masts, knocking out his antenna and spending him overboard. tipped off by an initial distress call, they searched and area of the size of maryland. after three days of silence, they called it off with funeral plans in the works. >> i thought i was going to die. >> reporter: then on tuesday. >> mayday, anybody picking this up? >> reporter: the coast guard did. >> these guys are real heroes, they save people's lives, with hard work and effort, they saved my baby. >> reporter: saving his boat. 12 days surrounded with nothing but water. >> i'm a little dazed, i'm headed to the bar.
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>> reporter: he is ready for anything but, for "today," halle jackson, nbc news, los angeles. incredible story there. now, here is a concept we should all get behind, sleeping on the job, not frowned upon. in fact, it is strongly encouraged, sadly, though, in china, workers there are told by management to catch some zzs two times per shift ten minutes each. some workers bank their time and tack it on at the end of their lunch break, that way they can get a longer nap in. i'm feeling a little bit of that. >> can you sleep in public like that with a bunen of people around? >> ten minutes. it hardly seems like that's anything. >> let's go to the expert here, rokerthon who banked some time. >> i still didn't nap. i used that time to shower. >> you went to the facility. >> exactly. things were a little ripe. but that's more than you needed to know. "we can climb the highest
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tuesday. and a chance of showers return to the area wednesday. have a great day. and that's your latest weather. >> you, tamron, all the e-mails because of the hacking of sony. >> i can only imagine what the holiday party will be like for sony. can you imagine? so here's the deal. for over a week, there has been a lot of attention on this sony cyber attack. the massive leak exposing employees' passwords, social securitys, even salaries. but the ante has been up, new material was leaked wednesday, taking the damage to the next level. the material leak involves some of the biggest names in hollywood, tom cruise, angelina jolie, leonardo dicaprio, revealing comments about major celebrities they probably didn't want these celebs to see. in one e-mail said to be from producer scott rub on the sony chief amy past el, angelina
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jolie is referred to as a quote, minimally talented spoiled brat with a rampageing ego. >> in some countries, that's a compliment. >> i don't want to go to that country. so reuben responded to the "new york times" on wednesday, he says in his statement, this is not about salacious e-mails being batted around by gawker and defameer. it's a about a criminal act, and the people hientd should be treated by nothing more or less than criminals. this is the tip of the iceberg. there are more e-mails, perhaps more information and salaries, but again, angelina jolie walks into his office soon, what happens? >> it will be chilly. >> something tells me she won't be walking into that office. >> thank you. coming up, branded a liar. the woman behind a new federal lawsuit against bill cosby nine years after she accused him of sexual assault right lear here on "today."
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>> announcer: "nbc10 news" starts now. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. we're off to a snowy start this morning. nbc10 was in conshohocken have snow showers coated streets and cod icy patches there. look for school announcements at the bottom of the screen. let's get the "first alert" forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> vai, the wind is blowing snow showers through the area. the steadiest snow is north and west. the city is seeing snow as well. cloudy over center city. accumulating snow in berks county and upper chester and upper montgomery and bucks county also seeing snowflakes this morning.
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a dusting and a little bit more in areas north and west where temperatures are cooler. relative above freezing for philadelphia, wilmington and across delaware and south jersey. the temperatures will be climbing but on and off scattered snow showers are likely even this afternoon. >> thank you, bill. snow and slippery road, causing accidents throughout. let's get the latest with jillian mele. >> good morning. route 30 bypass jam-packed. and north conventry accident, route 100. and keep in mind, bridges can be slippery with bridge restrictions at 35 miles per hour. >> thank you, jillian. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 30 minutes. you can get the latest at we'll see you in a half hour.
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it's 7:30 now, the 11th day of december, 2014. that tree if all the glory, we lit it last week. christmas will be here before you near know it. two weeks away. >> we are getting in the spirit. >> that slow moving nor'easter here in the east. it's moving from parts of pennsylvania up to new hampshire, up to two-feet have fallen in upstate new york. >> meanwhile, on the west coast, powerful storms are leading to flooding, rain and hurricane force winds. conditions are expected to be so bad if parts of california today. public schools in san francisco, oakland, berkeley all cancelled
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classes. >> and six people were injured late last night when a woman lost control in manhattan and hit several vehicles. the driver is being investigated for possible drunken driving. >> you think about that, that was what 34th street, midtown manhattan, i can't imagine how many people were there. >> luckily, i don't think there were serious injuries. >> coming up, this is incredible. take a look at these two diamonds. one is all natural, earth made, one is 100% man made. can you tell the difference? i have been staring at them all morning. >> a big difference in price. the man made one 30 to 40% less retail, so but you could be seeing more than of them. >> that's the dead give away, security. >> plus we have a big morning out in hollywood the golden globe nominations are announced.
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we have complete cover aage. >> all right, bill cosby famed in a new federal lawsuit. a krachlt woman is accusing him of defamation. she claims they ruined her reputation after she accused the comedian of national assault. craig melvin is here with more on that. >> tamron green was an aspiring model in the '70s when she says bill cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her. she says she told her family and friends but her life changed forever when she went public for the first time here on "today" back in 2005. >> i want the jury decision to be established forever more vietnam she says she has been waiting 40 years for justice. appearing at a video conference wednesday, green and her attorney announced she is filing a federal defamation lawsuit against bill cosby.
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>> i know what happened and he knows what happened. >> reporter: this is green in 2005, telling her story publicly for the first time on "today." describing a day in the '70s when she says cosby drugged her at a business luncheon and offered to take her back to her apartment. >> he had gone from helping me to gropeing me to kissing me and touching me. >> so how did the incident end? >> i actually told him, he would have to kill me. he left two $100 bills on my coffee table and he left my apartment. >> reporter: in a lawsuit, she states comments after the "today show" interview saying her allegations were absolutely false. when grown told it to "newsweek" cosby's publicist said this is a ten-years-old allegations. >> the burden is on her to prove by clear and convincing evidence that bill cosby knew what he said was false or likely was
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false. >> reporter: in a statement, cosby's attorney says, we are very confident we will prevail in this proceedings and we will pursue claims against the attorneys who filed this action. it's the latest in a series of allegations, as many as two dozen women have already come forward, grown's attorney says some may join this lawsuit. >> i want justice for myself and my sisters in articles, if you leak. the lawsuit, itself, was filed in a federal court in massachusetts, where the minimum amount of damage is $75,000. green says the main goal of this lawsuit is to get bill cosby on the witness stand and let a jury decide who is telling the truth. he says he and his team will take ra more aggressive approach. >> the back door way. >> it could be a successful way. we'll see. >> thank you so much. let's get a check on the storms
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from both fronts by mr. roker. >> hey, guys, water interesting. they've had record setting temperatures in the pacific northwest. 130-mile-per-hour jet stream, temperatures 10 to 1520 degrees above formal there. here in the east, we got this trough of low pressure. norfolk 48 degrees, this extends down to the south. tampa 65. fort lauderdale 73 degrees below average. same in keilar good morning. i'm meteorologist bill henley. scattered snow showers will be light. a dusting is possible this morning, but temperatures will be rising upper 30s this afternoon and accumulation becomes less likely. cold and breezy tomorrow and wet up to 40 for the afternoon.
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and then warmer over the weekend. 47 on saturday. lots of sunshine. sunday, then it's into the 50s for monday and tuesday. sunshine, monday, a few clouds tuesday. and a chance of showers return to the area wednesday. have a great day. . >> that's the latest weather. make sure don't forget your weather on or online. >> mr. roker, thank you very much. when we come back, we will ask that question. can you tell the difference? which one is which? the growing popularity of diamonds made in a labl. they can save you thousands, but will they ever replace the real thing? on trending, jimmy fallon and a barber quartet song you have to see sand hear. first these messages. thanks. ♪ [ male announcer ] fedex® has solutions to enable global commerce that can help your company grow steadily and quickly.
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all right. we are back now at 7:40. listen up, if are you sloping for jewelry. ability 26% of all marriage proposals happen in hollywood. this is a timely story. if are you in the market for a diamond, have you new option, today chanel jones is here with more on that. good morning. >> good morning, man-made diamonds have been around for decades. they have really developed in the last five years, people more conscious about the source of their diamonds and lab grown diamonds are gaining popularity. they spark him as symbols of lasting love. diamonds have been called a girl's best friend. now one of the earth's most precious stones is being created in the laboratory. >> after several years of research and development, a scientific break through has been achieved, growing a laboratory diamond of gem quality. >> we are not talking man-made look-a-likes. experts say man made diamonds have the same quality as natural diamonds. >> natural diamonds and lab
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created diamonds are virtually the same thing him they have the same pop, the same spark him. the same durability, hardness, they weigh the same. they react to many gem tests a it is same thing. >> reporter: instead of being meaned from the earth after billions of years, scientists have found a way to crystallize the diamonds. ootsdz difference the price. >> today we are seeing anything from 15 to 20% to as much as 40% less than natural diamonds. >> reporter: professional gem tester tom moses looked to see if he could tell the difference between the world largest lab-made colorless diamond at 3 carats and a natural of the same size and quality. >> a terrible surprise. >> reporter: moses said he could only tell the difference two sophisticated machinery and tests that clearly identified the man-made diamond. >> i was quite impressed with the size of the lab grown stone the polish the shine the
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brilliance was what one would expect to see also in a natural diamond. >> out on the street, people couldn't dell the difference. >> which one you think is lab grown or grown if a mind? . >> they look exactly alike. >> reporter: would you buy a diamond grown in the lab? >> no. >> why not? >> it's not the real thing. you can't cheat your woman or a man out of a real diamond. >> reporter: what i told you it was 30 to 401st cheaper? >> totally worth it, in my opinion. >> it would still bother me. >> reporter: experts say acceptance is not there yet. most major retailers do not carry lab-made colorless diamonds. they're available online. >> as the demand goes up for natural diamonds and supply goes down and prices become astronomical, i think many people will be very happy there are lab-grown diamonds available today. i think you will see more and more jewelry stores offering them because diamond is diamond and nothing looks like a diamond
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except diamond. >> so here's the deal, your corner store will most likely not be able to tell the dwimpbs between the natural and lab grown either. experts say you should get testing from a laboratory to make sure you are getting an earth grown diamond if that's what you pay for. >> if people in the store don't know the difference, how do you know you are not paying too much? >> that's why you have to get it tested. can you tell? >> we have been spending a lot of time. it's identity tal. >> here's the answer, this is the real thing. >> it's interesting, i was asking people on the street, a rose, is it just as sweet if it's grown in a greenhouse versus your back yard? is it still a rose? do you still love it? >> now if a woman or a man proposed to you with a lab grown ring, i wouldn't know the difference. >> i wouldn't know, if he
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7:49. we are back. we all know the holidays can be tech e hectic. tamron found a shortcut. what is this about? >> it's about wrapping gifts. this is the gift giving season. we asked viewers to send us their best gift packing photographs. i mean by best i mean worse.
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this is my best wrapping stills. get a tutorial. lol. >> scissors. >> i'm not exactly sure, this is amazing. haley, my dear, what is that? it looks like a hershey's kiss, but with plastic. >> it's creative. >> she said i should be better at wrapping presents, alas, i fail you once again. this is amazing. so on youtube, how many hits has this received? >> almost 2 million hits. they help us learn to wrap in 12 second. we are going to try to wrap these gifts in 12 seconds. >> that's good. >> pack a bike. >> do not has him. there we go. >> it's a heckle.
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>> you know our control room is like, this is good tv. >> you do the corners, then the middle. come over here. come on. i will give you natalie to do mine. i can't do it. hire go. >> we start with the corners. 12 seconds. no, wait, wait, i didn't mean to heckle so much. now i ripped it. >> all fun and games. >> corners. >> all right remember all right. >> no it's not. >> whatever. >> we'll see you after christmas. thank you. thank you. >> always next year, coming up, thank you. >> always next year, coming up, sorry l ♪ok. then we will do it all together.
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"nbc10 news" starts now. good morning i'm vai sikahema. your thursday could be starting with snow showers. low clouds delaying flights about 30 minutes at philadelphia international airport. look for school announcements right here at the bottom of your screen. icy roads let to this accident in montgomery county. skyforce 10 over the 16 of walsh road and waller drive in lower moreland. we were told there were injuries but minor. let's get the "first alert" forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> good morning. light showers produced a dusting overnight. not so steady. it's reaching into philadelphia. you see the cloud visibility is going down. off to the north and west that's where the steady snowfall is in chester delaware and montgomery counties, farther to the northwest. this is accumulating so far in
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the colder regions of north and west especially still below freezing. much of the area is warmer. warming up a degree to 35. in philadelphia. > thanks, bill. snow and slippery roads causing problems for morning commuters. good morning. this is eastbound side, 422 trooper road. you can seat flurries throughout. slow down and take your time. a number of accidents throughout including kelly drive. we have lane restrictions including the ben franklin at 35 miles per hour. the westbound is stacked up. >> thank you, jill. i'm vai sikahema. we'll have another update in 25 minutes. you can always check the latest news and weather at
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the prince's new pal. >> it was so positive. i love it. >> meet the young performer who impressed wins prince william so much, he wanted to step in and help him out. melissa rivers pays tribute to her mother we'll pay tribute. ♪ don't believe me, just watch. >> who has the golden touch? hollywood is up for the 72nd golden globe tom nation. we will tell you who made the cut. today, thursday, 20-11, 2014. ♪ ain't mo mountain high enough.
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>> from madison, wisconsin, this is the mother/daughter trip we always wanted to see "today." >> we came to celebrate our birthday with ya 'all. good morning, everyone, a good morning out on our plaza this morning. it is thursday, the 11th of december, 2014. its great to have some friengoo friends joining us this morning. >> it's throwback thursday for marvin gaye. we like him anyway. coming up, we have five ways to survive a holiday party
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without packing on extra pounds. we will get tips from bob harper from biggest loser. >> a check of the morning's top stories. hey, naat. >> many americans are waking up to dangerous travel conditions. dillon dryer is in new york. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie, tuesday's noofter is spinning across new england. we have picked up one to two feet of snow on the back side of it. it has made for dangerous road conditions. in albany, yesterday one woman was killed in a car accident, also a school bus tipped over, minor injuries reported in that accident. 81 south of syracuse was shut down because of the accidents and the dangerous road conditions. now we are seeing our heaviest know making a mess of i-90 from
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buffalo to erie, pennsylvania. here across the northeast producing an inch to three inches when each of these snow showers develops. natalie. >> thank you. cia director john brennan is making his first public comments on a senate post--9-11 terror suspects brennan said he had no authority over the program at the time in use. meantime, former vice president dig cheney defended the tactics, saying they were needed to catch those worn guilty on 9-11 and to prevent another attack. there is more evidence this morning exposure to a chemical may be more harmful and children whose mothers had the highest levels of certain phalates in their pregnancy, had significantly lower iqs at the
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age of 7. however, they know it does not show it damages the children's brains during development. they are used in products ranging from plastic toys to bottles and dryer sheets. in california, a couple thought it was an earthquake, it was this luxury suv went airborn and crashed through the roof of their garage early wednesday. the garage and two cars were badly damaged. police say the driver rented it from a low bmw lost control on a curve. one of europe's other royal families is celebrating a blessed event. this morning, they announced the birth of his twins, crown prince jacques and princess gabriella. >> i'd like to expresspy sincere gratitude to those in monica that express their attachments to the princess, myself and my family. they delivered the twins on
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wednesday. they were born at the hospital named after actress grandmother grace kelly. it is 8:05. let's get another check of the weather with al roker. hey, al. >> and good morning. we got some elves over here. are you the king of the elves? >> i am. >> from "lord of the rings." . >> i am, thank you. >> i'm king of the trollles. good to see you. not sure ba we have going on. i love this place. right now, again here in the east, you saw this snow, buffalo will pick up a few inches. erie, pennsylvania, between erie and buffalo, upwards of a foot of snow. then the big storm out west.
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this thing is going to be just epic. we are talking about a storm that six inches or six years has not happened. seattle, l.a., san francisco, and everywhere in between will be amess. rainfall amounts, upwards of a foot of rain to the north. even in the south one to three inches of rain and snowfall apples, we are talking four feet in the sierras. wind gusts of over 85 miles an good morning. scattered light snow showers on and off during the day. blowing through with winds gusting to 25 miles per hour, but teps will climb to upper 30s this afternoon and dry tomorrow, but still, breezy and cold. a high of just 40 after a morning low of 30. sunshine this weekend. partly sunny, 44. saturday, up to 47, sunny on sunday, then into the 50s with
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bright sunshine monday. clouds return tuesday and a chance of showers wednesday. have a great day. . >> you came to celebrate your sweet 16. water your draim fame? >> desiree. >> hope birthday. >> thank you so much. coming up next, do you preefr the aisle, the middle when you fly? >> window. >> aisle. >> this tells a lot about your person amendment. there is researchant this. we will talk about it infriend trending again. the young performer who moved william so much. they actually swapped contact information. >> so cool. keeping off the pounds, bob harper's survival tips for your next holiday party. first these messages. ♪
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>> first up this morning, melissa rivers is talking publicly for the first time about the sudden loss of her mother. mel wlis sa shared what made her mom so special. >> my mother was fearless and i don't mean she didn't have any fears. i mean even though she was only 5' 2," she stood tall and walked
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through them. >> that is what made her such a brilliant performer. if my mother were here this morning, she'd not only be grateful and proud, she would be beyond herself and she would be sitting at the table beaming while very discreetly shoving croissants and silverware into her purse. >> it was a beautiful tribute. it was a touching words and funny speech. >> she has the funny dna. nice to hear from her. >> let's switch to that topic we teased. when it comes to airline seats, everyone has a preference. >> wind, window. >> aisle and window. >> folks at yahoo came up with a list of what your preference says about your personality. if you are an aisle person, four of the five of us up here like aisles. >> that means you love having freedom. >> yes. >> you are introverted.
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>> not really. >> your phone call. you are serious and a little claustrophobic. >> i like to go to the bathroom. >> i like full access to the restroom. >> me too. >> although i don't want to be seated near the restroom. >> absolutely not. >> people who leak a window seat. you value your privacy. although you are opened to new experiences and you love to dream. >> you can nestle up against the window. >> you can look out and imagineing things below you. >> or seeing the thing on the wing. >> anybody here like the middle seat? you are extro verted because you want to talk to everybody. considerate, enlightened, a little disorganized wanted. >> okay we all know the song "sexual healing" by marvin gaye, i bet you have never heard it like this. jimmy fallon and the barber shop quartet put their own unique
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spin on it. take a look. [ music playing ] ♪ let's make love tonight. ♪ wake up, wake up, wake up, ♪ because you do it right ♪ let's get down tonight ♪ babe ♪ bobby ♪ make some loving ♪ and baby ♪ i can't hold it much longer ♪ it's getting stronger and stronger ♪ when i get this feeling ♪ i want sexual healing ♪ sexual healing ♪ something that's good for me ♪ >> that should be illegal. >> that's so wrong. >> it's a classic, steve carell there. beautiful. you want to see the whole performance you can see it at how much do we love steve
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carelle. >> he can do no wrong. any role. >> that's what's trending today. now to a remarkable story tied to this week's royal visit from the duke and dutch et from cambridge. for one young man an encounter with prince william may change the course of his life. national correspondent kate snow has that story. good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. it's a pretty good deal when you perform in front of the prince. it's a big deal when the prince calls your performance inspirational and tells you he was so moved, he wants to help you make your dream come true. that's pretty much what happened to stephen prescott. >> my mother groont. she was 15. >> in rehearse sal's, steven prescott's monologue about growing up without a dad was raw, honest. >> you see, my dad got locked up within i was one years old. i remember the first time going to meet my father, to visit him in prison. i was 7-years-old. i wanted to talk to him. i didn't know what to say to him. he was a stranger to me.
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promise me something, all right. promise me you will not behave like me. >> reporter: at 16, he was arrested for robbery, sent to new york's infamous prison riker's island. >> i remember sitting in that cell, thinking, wow, this is not a place for me. >> reporter: sentenced to probation, he found a theater program that changed everything. >> i asked to please turn my life around. give me sudden change. you see, my friends, so proud. >> reporter: on tuesday the duke and duchess of cambridge were in the front row. >> i was scared to make eye contact with them. i didn't want them to throw me off. their energy was so positive. i loved it. >> i didn't know what to, do i panicked. i looked back, right there behind me. >> when it was over, prince william walked straight up to steven. >> he shook my hand and complimented me about the performance. he said, that was a really great performance. he asked what do i plan to do
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with this piece? i said i plan on touring around with schools. >> reporter: the future king says he wants to help steven create a full scale one-man show, maybe even take it to london. why is it so important to you to do this show? >> because a lot of kids are lost. i feel that my story will inspire them. i hope that inspires them. if i was able to do it. they can do it as well. it's no different from there. >> reporter: just by offering to help, prince william has already brought a lot of attention to steven. he's hoping to have a full script ready, right, to perform in january? >> yes. yes. >> good morning. >> stephen, good to have you here. >> thank you for having me. just another normal week in your life, right? >> this is not normal at all. i'm very excited. i'm very overwhelming. i'm taking in the moment. >> you ran through your performance, you have to think, i'm doing it, i'm making it. did you know you'd nailed it? >> well, i'm my biggest critique. i didn't feel like i was nailing
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it. because i criticize myself so much just me as my own. but the prince, you know, he complimented me. i was surprised with his reaction. it was so breath taking. >> let's just clarify the exchanging of contact numbers. it's not like he walked up, said, here's my cell, came me any time. >> no. >> it was like representative to representative, right? >> yes, that's how it happened. he said he would love to give me his contact information. i said, really? you want to give me your contact information? yes, i said, how can we do that? he got his personal assistant. we changed his contact information. >> by the way, it's heir to the throne at you said this has all given you hope. can you explain what you mean by it? >> by hope, i'm happy i have a chance to actually send this message out. it's not just my story. it's the story of every man in my community, especially a man
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of color. i'm speaking to them. i have a chance to speak to the public and see where we come from. >> what do you want to evaent ventually happen. >> i would love to show up and continue my acting and send this message around the world. i feel that kids really need to see this. >> you are off to a good start, steve, you really arele well done. kate, thank you for bringing us this story. >> my pleasure. coming up next, kathie lee shin
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all right. we are back with our ongoing shine the light series. this morning, it is kathie lee's turn to tell us about her mission. good morning. >> good morning. thank you, good morning to all of you. they say a house is made of walls and beams, a home is built with love and dreams. so i've set out to help those less fortunate make their houses feel more like a home. this holiday season, it comes in the form of this book. it's called good gifts. which highlights the importance of family faith and foundation. all the profits goes to the salvation army. it's called red box campaign. hi, what's your name? >> mike ale. >> so happy to meet you. have a merry christmas. you want to take that home? yeah. christmas has come early to these families here at the salvation army on the west side of har lenl, new york.
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>> who wants presents? >> i do. >> thanks to the generosity of those who purchase good gifts. i'm here to help distribute big bold boxes, filmed with warm items, warm clothes and toys to some very deserving families. >> thank you. >> what are we waiting for? get over here. give me a huck. >> reporter: the bible teaches us, if you aren't living up to faith in humbleness, humidity and service to the poor. >> has anybody told you today how beautiful are you? your faith is not real. what are you hoping for this christmas? everything. but you have no idea how much this means to me. >> praise the lord. >> praise the lord. >> the work of the salvation army has been going on for over 100 years. it's year round. it's faithful work. >> merry christmas. >> merry christmas. those life lessons of putting faith and family before everything else was something my parents instilled in us at a very young age. we would always go to the salvation army and shop and what
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was a treasure to us always ended up being a blessing to somebody that had even less than us. my book "the salvation army's red box campaign '80s and the spirituality tied to both remind me of where it all began in maryland, so earlier i returned to my home with my mom. it's the same. but it's not the same. they've done a beautiful job. >> oh my. >> here we go, joanie girl. >> hi. >> it's beautiful. >> although now loved by new owners, those warm feelings of home came rushing back. >> we always put the christmas true. >> they broke through. >> you certainly did, hello, why didn't we think of this? this is where we all lived when every one of us came to faith. that was the single most important moment in every single one of our lives when we asked christ into our hearts. >> our butts sat on that little, i wouldn't be able to sit there.
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that's where we sang ♪ zing merry we may laughing at moments shared more than half a century ago. >> this is the sink where you were doing dishes, daddy came up behind you? remember that? newsled you, remember that joanie? you little tramp. it made me so happy to see my dad love my mom. frisky. >> along with the silliness, we learned about true spiritualitity. >> daddy would waung up in his old beat up car, he didn't care about things. he always understood that stuff is never going to make you happy. so hold onto it with empty fingers, because and let it go through and move on, because it's relationships that are the basis of all happiness. >> merry christmas.
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bless you. >> and daddy was right. having stuff isn't as important as having friends and family during the holiday season. >> can i have a-ug? thank you. come on over, sweetie, how are you? so if we can comfort a family for at least one dale, we're going to do it. because the message of good gifts and the red box campaign, although perfect for the holidays is something to carry with you no matter what time of year. >> the reason i love the salvation army so much, is they're not a seasonal giving organization. they're like good. they don't take a day off. they give every single day to any hurting person. how can you not get behind an organization like that? >> merry christmas, buddy, excited? if you want joy in your life, start giving. start giving it away. you will find joy untold in your life. enjoy that turkey, cookie.
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>> oh. >> great. >> you know, i went over there hoping to be a blessing. that's what always happens, you turn out to be the one that gets one. you know, so i want to let everybody know there is still time to order the book. if you order it today, you will get it if time for christmas. you need to order by tomorrow, okay. go to good gifts if you'd like to donate to the selfation army, head to lee. >> you are getting a sense here of why we like to call kathie lee our sweet much u mushball, one of the most emotional people you will meet. >> that must have been an emotional experience. >> such gratitude in their little eyes. it was an early christmas gift from me. stop it. >> love you. >> my mom. that was emotional. that was the first time i had been back to visit my dad's grave sense he had passed. he's with me every day, but you know, i'm so grateful that i had home and family and faith as a
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child. i want to give that to everybody whose never had it. >> you are living that faith every day. thank you so much. we will send it over to tamron. guys, coming up, cam ran, dallas and marcus johns and guess what, "biggest loser," bob harper with big tips for us. >> i do. >> that's
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good morning. your thursday is starting off with snow showers, plus, low clouds are delaying flights by about a half hour. it's beginning to look like christmas in some parts. >> you could say that. snow flakes fall ng south philadelphia, just very light stuff. it's steadier snow to the north and west and blow iing in winds that will be with us the rest of the day. there is the snowfall through montgomery, bucs county and even into burks county, getting a few
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snow flakes, 35 degrees in the city, but below freezing for chatsworth springs. 31 in redding. across delaware and south jersey, out of the woods, you might see snow flakes, but temperatures above freezing shouldn't be an issue. 36 degrees by lunchtime and the winds will still blow a few scattered light snow showers through later this afternoon. >> take a look at this video. sky force ten was over the scene of a house fire. you can see those strong flames. just after 6:00 this morning, the home was vacant and luckily, no injuries were reported. fire investigators will be out there later today to try to figure out what started the fire. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. always get the latest news and weather.
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. >> it's 8:30 now on a thursday morning. it's the 11th day of december, 20s 14. we are doing our toy collecting this morning. we have vine superstars. tamron is more than 6 million followers. marcus, by the way, became the first vineer. they team up with a brand-new movie. we will be talking with them in a little while. >> we have complete coverage of
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this morning's golden globe tom nations. >> the holidays can be a challenge to your diet. not if you have the "biggest loser" bab harper with new items. let's catch up with superstars, marcus johnson, cam ran marsalas. hey, guys, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> did you have any ideas that it would turn into a movie and all the success? >> we had no clue. >> no idea. >> it's awesome knowing our fans supported us. >> how do you come up with your ideas? what's the inspiration? >> there is a screw loose. >> it's really random. >> something will trigger? >> yeah. >> you take a six second theme and this little window and expand that out into a movie? >> i think that's the challenge this is the first of its kind.
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it's a blessing. to go from silly videos in our back yard. >> you want to give us a thumb nail sketch? >> my scharkter gets expelled from school. he is going through these crazy obstacles, still convinced his parents he is going to school. >> how is #date with cam doing? >> it's going good. >> social media has been very, very good to them. >> good luck. thanks for coming by. >> first of all, we got the storm here in the east. snow, another six-to-12 inches in some spots, western new york, person pennsylvania, a huge monster storm into stal california, rain, mudslides, snow, it expands tomorrow. starts to move further to the
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east. winds are a real pes temperatures in the good morning. scattered slight snow showers on and off during the day. they'll be blowing through with winds gusting to 25 miles ab hour, but the temperature wills climb to the upper 30s this afternoon and it will be dry tomorrow, but still, breezy and cold. a high of just 40 degrees after a morning low of 30. sunshine this weekend. partly sunny, 44. up to 47 and sunny skies on sunday and it's into the 50s with bright sunshine monday. clouds return tuesday and a chance of showers wednesday. have a great day. . >> don't forget, check that weather every time you need it. go to weather channel or cable online and you can check off the bucket list, good the see you. now, let's head back pence to
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tamron. >> thank you very much, bob harper, the biggest loser in the orange room. they want answers from you. are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> there is from kfburris. she says, is it better to work out early in the morning or late at night? >> i want you to work out whenever it fits into your schedule. ideally the evening workout would be your best workout. don't hold me to that, i want you to work out whenever your schedule allows. >> which is getting in there, getting into the jim gym, whatever you can do. >> i want to work out that morning. >> you got survival tips for us, now we are munching at the buffet. >> we'll have more of bob, first, we will go live with to beverly hills for the morning's announcement of the golden globe nomination. this is "today" on nbc. (vo) nourished.
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we are back at 8:36. we are moments away from theage 72nd global awards. >> here is our guru, the man behind the cheat sheet, dave carter. nice to see you. >> nice to see you guys. >> lots will happen. any categories in particular we should be keeping our eye on? >> you should watch out for the birdman, it will overall be the big winner. boyhood will do well, the movie imitation game is going to get lots of big nomination. >> is there a particular category you think is especially competitive this time around? >> best actor in a drama, michael keyton is in the best actor in a samberg race. there is tons of people. steve carell, eddie red main, a really good category.
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>> we know ricky gervais will be on at 10:00. good timing. >> that's the way it works. hang on, let's head to the beverly hilton hotel for the nominations. . >> good morning, everyone, welcome to the nominations announcements for the 72nd annual golden globe awards. we have this morning our kate beckinsail, peter krauss, paula patton and jeremy piven. peter, please get us started. . >> best performance by an actor in a mini series for a motion picture made for television. martin freedman, "fargo," woody harrelson, "true detective." matthew manying conhay, "true detective." billy bob thornton, "fargo." pest performance by an act tres in a motion picture drama.
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jennifer aniston, "cake." felicity jones, "the theory of everything." jullian moore, "still alice." rosamind pike, "gone girl." reese witherspoon, "wild." best motion pick samberg or musical. "birdman," "the grand budapest hotel." "into the woods," "pride," "saint vincent." best performance by an actor in a television series drama. clive owen "the nick." lee ed schriver, "radon van." seven spacey, "house of cards." jane spadeer, "the black list."
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domenic west, "the affair." best television series drama "the affair," showtime," downton abby" pbs, "game of thrones," hbo, "the good wife," cbs. "house of cards, '80s netflix. pest performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, robert duval, "the judge." ethan hawke, "boyhood." edward norton "birdman," j.k. simmons, "whiplash." bird performance by an actor in a motion picture samberg come c music am. "michael keyton, "birdman."
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bill murray, "saint vincent." joakim phoenix, "inheernt rivic" >> good morning. best performance by an act tres in a mini series or motion picture made for television. gy woman." frances mcdoormanned, "olive kitridge," frances o'connor "the missing q. allison tolman, "fargo." best performance by an act tres in a supporting role if a motion picture. patricia arquette, "boyhood." jessica chastain, "a most violent 84."
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keira knightly, "the imitation game." emma stone, "birdman," meryl streep, "into the woods." best director, motion picture, wes anderson, "the grand budapest hotel." avas a duvreneau "selma." david fincher, "gone girl." alejandro gonzalez, "birdman" richard linkletter, "boyhood." >> best performance by an act tres in a motion picture samberg or musical, amy adams, "big eyes." emily blount, "into the woods" helen mirren," the hundred foot
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journey" jullian moore, "max to the stars." annie. best motion picture drama, steve carell, "fox catcher," the imitation game, jaim jake gyllenhaal, "fight crawler. eddie redmain, "the theory of everything." best motion picture drama, "boyhood," "fox catcher," the "imitation game, " "selma," and "the theory of everything." . >> congratulations to all our nominees. please join us for hollywood's biggest celebration on sunday, january 11th, for the 72nd annual golden globe awards, hosted by tina fey and tina
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poehler. >> let me explain how this goes as we are sitting here. dave says, big, that's beck. the two teams that caught my attention when you said it, meryl streep for only the 29ing nomination for her for the golden globes. so cease been struggling in here career. best supporting nomination for "into the woods." very cool. >> angelina jolie. >> that was a big omission. the movie "unbroken." that got no nominations. neither did "american sniper," which is the you in movie starring bradley cooper directed by clint eastwood. neither of those two got nominations. >> we did a grunts when jennifer aniston was nominated for "cake." >> she has been nominated for "friends" over the years. this film is about to come out, a woman in physical pain, emotional pain, she does a great job. to see her up there with people like that, jullian moore, reese witherspoon, very exciting. >> we talked about the movies,
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any surprises in the television. >> if a show is more than two-years-old, it's not going to get nominated. you said no "mad man." claire danes but not the show. they went for the newer shows like "transpaempblt" shows making an ill pact. newer shows. 80 jane the virgin." . >> we will mention, this was completely out of order, your cheat sheet. that's all right. >> what? by the way, you can catch the golden globes sunday january 11th right here on nbc. stay with us. the next morning as well. we will be live in beverly hills with all the winners, the losers. the fashion. >> the drama. >> the after parties. coming up next this morning, how do you enjoy a holiday party without the guilt? "the biggest loser's" trainer, bob harper, will show you how. he has one that will work well
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for savannah. first this is "today" on nbc. [ music playing ]
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for years, "the biggest loser" has helped people lose pound. bob harper is here with easy ways to survive your next holiday party. bob, good to see you. >> hi, matt. >> you have been with the show since the beginning? >> since season one. >> i have been with this show 16 years, you look so much better? >> i'm really tired. >> did you have any ideas when you first signed up for this, it would have such a positive impact on people's lives? >> i really did, once people got over the name and realized we were out here doing good, people jumped on board quickly. >> it seemed like a simple concept, but it has been revolutionary. >> i think so, which think we
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have made an impresentation on the weight loss community. so i'm proud to be a part of it. >> you get a special guest appearance, jenna wolf, she will be on. >> she was pregnant, yelling at those poor people. you need to come on down. trying to give birth on camera. >> you are all about the promo, aren't you? we will survive a holiday party. i have to be honest with you. i was reading your tips. some i never thought of. these are good. we got a buffet set up here in our little studio. we got everyone, savages lined up. now, as they go through, we're going to talk about your first tip. it starts before you ever get to the party. >> wear tight clothes. if you wear tight clothes to a party, will you feel your clothes and you will be less, more likely to eat less. >> so cram yourself in. >> you may get a date, too.
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>> here's another tip. you don't want to be, i don't mean this personally. you don't want to be savannah, you want to be kathie lee. >> you want to be last in line at the buffet. look how beautiful everything looks right now, by the time kathie lee gets there, it won't be ap advertising. it will be picked over, maybe i don't want that. >> i never thought about. that aesthetics matter. >> another one. one plate only. >> okay. i would love to tell you not to eat all this stuff. i know you are going to at a party. i say go tore the smaller plate. fill it up, have whatever you want. stay away from that big plate. you get that one plate. fill it up, make it a jenga game. >> the dagwood sandwich. right. >> a food pyramid. >> you get that one plate, once that plate is done, you are done. >> how about this one? you got your food at the buffet. now you have your cocktail.
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where do you want to position yourself in the room? >> arm's length in the room. you will be eating a mindless eating. stay away from that plate. from that table. >> the most dangerous place to be right now, by the way, is between savannah and her fork. she is going after that fork. >> that's two. >> and the last tip, let's go over and join your friend over here. >> the last tip has to do with drinks. are you all about the spritzer, sorry, i didn't mean to splits i spritz on you when you do that. >> it's all about the booze. i know you will be able to have a cocktail. go with a spritzer, take that glass of wine, turn it into two glasses of wine, half wine, half club soda. >> you can save calories throughout the entire season. >> if you stay with a small plate. don't get near that big plate, matt. >> thank you so much. happy holidays.
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great to see you. you can get more tips at can you catch "the biggest loser" tonight at 8:00 central time on nbc. we are standing here, righting looking out the door. this is "today" on nbc. let's eat!
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. >> we are back now with more on the golden globe nominationles.
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eddie redfame received one for "the theory of everything." no one was surprised to hear that. eddie is on the phone with us. good morning. congratulations, how do you feel? >> good morning. oh, god, i feel absolutely amazing. i was out christmas shopping in london. i haven't had much time to do my christmas shopping. i got the phone call, it's the most extraordinary thing. how are you doing? >> we are doing great. enough about us. you call this the most gratifying role in your career. how gratifying is it to be listed in that way? >> from the time felicity and i took on this story, it felt a great mixture of privilege and responsibility. we were so thrilled when they saw the film and they were kind about it. but the audiences and the people responding and to get this sort
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of nomination is really absolutely extraordinary for us. so we're thrilled. >> it's an amazing performance as i said, you really inhabit this character. is this one of the most challenging roles you have taken on? >> you know what, i can say it was the most challenging role i have ever done. it involved many sleepless nights. our job as actors, we love telling stories, interesting stories and playing interesting people and they don't come as extraordinary as this story very often. for me, it was a once in a lifetime. >> eddie, i'm trying to remember, you were here a few weeks ago. didn't you tell me to help you with the transformation. the physical transformation, you worked with a ballet teacher or a dance instructor? >> absolutely. so there was a formidable reynolds, as i was learning or
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start preparing for the roam, the film isn't about the disease or about the specificsality, it's a human love story. so i wanted to work on the specifics of the different stages of steven's fixicality so we could just play the love story, really. so i went with this wonderful dancer who helped sort of find steven's specific decline in my body. it was a really interesting process. >> it's extraordinary. good thursday morning. well, some folks are waking up to snow in delaware county this morning. there's a little coats of snow on the cars. you might have to take out your brush and dust off the windshield. let's get the first alert forecast. >> dusting of snow overnight and
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there's still snow in the area. hasn't reached cape may, but you can see is clouds overhead and a possibility of showers across south jersey, but not everybody is getting the snowfall. the snow is streaming into the philadelphia area into burlington county right now. steady snow in montgomery county into portions of bucks and into the redding area. adding to the little bit of a dusting we got overnight, but the temperatures are starting to climb. in philadelphia, 36 degrees. that's up a degree in the last hour and it's up to 32 degrees in chester springs. now, quakertown is 32 and it's above freeze ng allentown. this is a good sign that temperatures will be climbing into the upper 30s in the philadelphia area, but they're there for vineland. cape may, avalon at 38 degrees. the temperatures climbing into the low 40s at the shore. icy conditions are to blame
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for this accident in lower moreland county this morning. police tell us the driver lost control, then crashed into a guardra guardrail. another car was also involved and we are told that some folks were injured, but they should be okay. we'll have another update coming your way in about 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather on now back to the "today" show. have a good one.
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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. >> hey, welcome to "today" on this thursday morning, december 11th, 2014, i'm natalie morales with al roker and tamron hall, noticeably out today mr. willie geist. he actually called out sick. >> he was not feeling well yesterday. he had a sore throat. he was having trouble with his voice. >> his ears were clogged up. >> we told him he should have stayed home. he love him. we want him to get better. and more importantly, we don't want to get sick. >> which is what we were clear.
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he said, i didn't want to disappoint the team. you know, george isn't feeling well. he felt we needed him. we are a team. but we don't want to get sick. >> so we asked our viewers how you felt about it. it turns out 99% of you said he should have stayed home. >> don't come to work. >> that was anna miller of one of our producers said -- >> but it's true, i think most people agree, you should stay home if you are not feeling well. >> especially with a cold. >> he didn't have a fever. if you have a fever. >> that doesn't matter, you are contagious. i don't think i've ever had a fever when i have a cold. >> you are more sick. >> in fair inside, we are very fortunate, we are very blessed, there are a lot of people they stay home sick they don't get paid. that can make a big difference. >> that's very factor. >> when you come sick, how it
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affects the business, other people get sick. they go home, gets their kids sick. there is a trickle down. >> it definitely hams. we just got word of the golden globe nominations. a lot of talk already, best drama, a crowded category, "boyhood." these were the ones expected to be in that category "faxcatcher," "the imitation game, " "selma," music comedy, so "birdman," i started watching last night. i wouldn't say it's a comedy. but it's in that category. >> it's a dark category. >> i love "st. vincent." >> that's right with bill murray. "grand budapest hotel." . >> it's "unbren" didn't get a nod. >> and "sniper" as well. >> "selma," that's my pick.
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it's so powerful and relevant. it's tough when you look at the categories and the nominees across the board, there are no illusion. these are all remarkable. >> david aeillo got a best actor nod. >> as martin luther king. >> i think steve carell "foxcatcher." you can't recognize him. "imitation game" jake gyllenhaal. you talk about the physical transformations the actors had to go through. eddie redman in "the theory of everything." it's a tough competition in that category. >> the drama is interesting with jennifer aniston "cake." she plays a woman who becomes addicted to painkillers and drugs as a result of an accident she has been through, felicity jones, jullian moore still out,
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which is an incredible nomination. reese witherspoon, again, a book that has been adapted to a screen play "wild." reese witherspoon, all phenom' fal actresses. >> the comedy, best actor and comedy is kind of interesting. michael keaton in "birdman." bill murray is good in "st. vincent vincent." >> it's exciting. from year to year, people say i haven't seen those movies. that's not this year. if you haven't seen some of those films, certainly, it's on your radar, obviously, you don't have time to always go to the theater. >> it's a good mix here. let's talk tv, tv series, drama
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"the affair," i love on showtime. >> people love it. >> it's a he said-she said. it's done so well. it's interesting. "downton abby," ""game of thrones." . >> thank goodness. >> "the goodwife" and "house of cards." what's interesting, in the family category new shows emerging, "jane the virgin." >> it's consistently has good reviews. >> "orange is the new black." "silicon valley" is another show and "transparent" i have yet to see. >> with jeffrey tambor. >> i did see that. it's great. it's phenomenal. >> it was on screening him right. >> the actors in a tv comedy, no
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amy pole pohler. >> she will take the statute. >> you are talking about that sony hacking thing, all these what are considered private e-mails, and people kind of let their guard down talking about people an one of the, of the executives, not exactly flattering to? angelina jolie. >> angelina jolie. >> a horrible go good bad day. >> you don't ever have a bad day. here's the deal. she didn't get nominated. that was labor of love. >> true. >> it's a story that everyone should know, an american hero. without the nomination, still, she's brought his story to life. that's exceptional. >> even if you are angelina, you have bad days. >> i didn't mean that literally. she would not be human i think when you have a movie like
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"unbroken," even though it's not nominated. think about how many people learned this story just because she was powerful enough to bring it to life. >> what's interesting, though, you wonder, what emerged yesterday with the screen actor's guild nomination, apparently "unbroken" and "american sniper," the screeners were not cut in time or the nominations for the sag awards nominations. so you wonder if there is maybe something having to do with that. i don't know. but the oscars may see more on their end. >> you know the most important thing? >> what. >> it's on nbc. >> january 11th. >> that's the lesson to be learned. >> yes. >> amy pohler, tina fey. >> they have already started getting their trailers. >> today is thursday. >> that's important. >> hey, wait, felicity jones on the line. congratulations, felicity. >> congratulations.
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>> "the theory of everything." >> felicity. >> how did you, were you just in watching waking up early this morning out in hollywood and wauvening the nominations when you heard your name? what did you think, felicity? >> do we have felicity? >> she is so happy, she was so overwhelmed. we heard somewhat. >> let's move on to throwback thursday. >> ho. >> she hung up on us. >> so, from isty. >> that was angelina jolie. unfortunately, we got herbie accident. >> bet back on track, throwback thursday have you gone out yet to toys 'r' us, wal-mart? checked off the things that they want? the most popular toys probably are on your child's list, gone only santa can get these at this
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point. >> absolutely. >> disney's frozen castle and ice palace play set gone. original retail $119. you can find it at re-salers like ebay for $225 or all the way up to $700 for that playset. it's pretty amazing that, first of all, there is a second tier market for things and it reminded us, you know, i have my original cabbage batch doll. >> she lost her shoe. >> i never take them out of my home. i did one time. she lost her shy. >> they still have their name tacks on it. >> look at it. oh, oh. >> i didn't realize they had belly buttons. >> she has a malfunction, janet jackson. >> i have no idea. >> what else do they have in there? >> hey, all right, i'm going to go, first this.
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. >> we got two storms affecting the country. one on the east coast. of course, we had this storm system move out. it is still snowing west of buffalo right now. look at the roads. they're snow-covered. they're trying to get things done. it is finally starting to taper off. snowfall amounts generally six-to-nine inches between ash that b ashtabula and this huge storm into central and northern california. i mean, we've got a mess from seattle, washington, los angeles, san francisco, a lot of rain, mountain snows. we are talking blizzard conditions, rainfall apples, even in southern california about an inch to three inches. as you push north into central california we are talking anywhere from six-to-eight
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inches. >> that will cause flooding, mudslides, all the schools good morning. scattered light snow showers on and off during the day. they'll be blowing through with winds gusting to 25 miles an hour. but the temperatures will climb. and it will be dry tomorrow, but still, breezy and cold. a high of just 40 degrees. sunshine this weekend. partly sunny, 44, saturday, up to 47 and sun sni skies on sunday and it's into the 50s with bright sunshine on monday. clouds return tuesday and a chance of showers wednesday. have a great day. nd hat's your latest weather. >> thank you, al. as promised, we have felicity jones, just nominated for "the teary of everything." felicity, good morning, congratulations. >> caller: hi, good morning, everyone! how are you? >> it's a great morning for you, how did it feel to hear your name?
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>> caller: oh, it's absolutely fantastic. i'm sitting in the middle in barcelona in spain, so it was a tremendous moment to get the news. >> were you actually watching at the time or did someone call you? >> literally, someone working with the fantastic crew ran in and just was screaming along the corridor and, yeah, so i just, just found out. it's just brilliant. >> and speaking of brilliant, you are there with other brilliant actresses, but this film was such a labor of love. you were just here with us on the show. we told you, there was so much buzz, awards season. you were very shy at the time. here it started. look whose name is up there. >> it's wonderful. and such brilliant actresses. i have been so admiring of their work so many years. you never expect your name to be amongst that list. it's so wonderful for eddie and the whole film.
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it's just brilliant. it's so funny, when are you waiting, it's like waiting for a provide frie boyfriend to call. >> well, he called. >> the best boyfriend ever. >> someone you are really into. >> all right. he's into you, too. >> okay. congratulations, my dear. one of my favorite films of the year so far. so beautiful. thank you for sto talking with us. >> caller: tanks to you. >> congratulations. coming up next, it is the holiday season, so why wouldn't we invite the king of the elves here to our studio? of course, we are talking about one of the stars in the new of course, we are talking about one of the stars in the new hobbit film ring ring!... progresso! it's ok that your soup tastes like my homemade. it's our slow simmered vegetables and tender white meat chicken. apology accepted. i'm watching you soup people. make it progresso or make it yourself hey guys...guys!
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my shelf. so. talk about the end of an era, what is this like for you? >> it's a real moment of celebration for us, it's important to complete things in life and i'm just so proud to be a part of this final piece in place, "the hobbit," "lord of the rings" it's all one big movie. >> how do you celebrate the end of it? is it a big cast problem? >> we have been to london, toronto, showing it to the fans and stuff. on monday, peter jackson got his star on the hollywood walk of fame. >> well deserved. your character makes quite an entrance, not the dressed on the plaza for four hours, nevertheless, you ride in on a giant e6, it's actually a horse i read. >> i ride in on a horse played an elk.
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♪ >> welcome back to "today" on a thursday morning, december 11th, 2014, i'm natalie, along with tamron and al. willie, we hope he feels better soon. patricia arquette nominated for a globe for a best supporting actress for the film "the coming of age film, "boyhood." she joins us now. >> caller: good morning, thank you for having me. >> congratulations. i know it took over 12 years to film this. what was it like being a part of this film? >> caller: every moment of this movie was so beautiful, working on it, going back every year. it was really much more about
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the process than anything else and it was, you know, just such incredible people i got to work with year after year. much of the crew came back. many of them for 12 years. it was just an incredible experience. >> did you ever think you would be a part of something like this, this seems will be like a social experiment rather than a movie to spend 12 years making one thing? >> no, because, it's so hard to get a film financed these days. it's really become almost impossible to get small point of views made and we only have a $4 million budget. so we only had $200,000 every year. but for him to get financing for richard linkletter to go out and get financing, that was almost an impossible concept. >> patricia, when you were here on the show, you talked about how over the course of the
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filming, the young star, you watched him evolve and turn into a young man all along with your own children growing, and the close knit cast has you pointed out and the people even behind the scenes that were needed for this to be successful. >> caller: yes. it was definitely a group effort and a group project, the whole thing and everybody was of the same mindset. you know, our director, richard linkletter, he was very clear about how he wanted to tell the story and he broke a lot of the rules of story telling and drama. him by choosing not always to go the most dramatic route, but to sort of celebrate children and life and the working class families we all know. >> it must be a real honor to be in this group. you got jessica chastain, keira knightly, emma streep. what does that feel like? >> it feels so good, it feels
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great. i think those actresses are brilliant to be in that company is really incredible. and i didn't ever expect that at this moment in my life at 46-years-old, so. >> wow. >> it's all just incredible to be a part of a movie you love so much, to work with people you love so much. and then to have the public and critics and, you know, film lovers celebrate it. >> wow. well, it's getting a lot of high praise and taking top honors at the new york film critic circle, los angeles critics association, golden globe nominationings, sack awards yesterday. so congratulations to you prejudici appreciateia patricia arquette. >> caller: thank you. >> we have the best drama, martin luther king "selma," david aeillo, congratulations. >> caller: thank you, thank you very much.
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>> we have tamron and i got to meet you this weekend. we saw a screening of the movie and you came to this movie. >> yes. >> the young direct who got nominated herself for a golden globe. what was this like for a young man from britain from the u.k. to be playing, programs, one of the most iconic african-americans ever? >> caller: well, you know the way i got into this film was i first read this script in 2007 as a british actor who had just two months earlier moved to this country. i read the script and i had a visceral, spiritual knowing that i was going to play this role at some point. god told me that i was going to play martin luther king in the film "selma." it took another three years before lee daniels cast me in the film. we still couldn't get it off the ground as of 2010. i had worked on ava duveneau, i
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felt she was the right person. i campaigned for her and seven years after reading it for the first time, here we are with golden globe nominations and the film being received so well. >> david, you were moved to tears as the pave the way event, your wife, your children were there. this is life changing. are you prepared now for everything that comes after this including as many have already said, possibly the oscars? >> well, you know, nothing quite prepares you for all of this. it's a great, great ride. i think one u one of the amazing thing is i have a wonderful wife and four wonderful children. i have been doing this a while now. i have been an actor professionally for 16 years. i think it helps to be longer in this. it's exciting. it's not going to redefine who i am. >> david, it is a very tough category, as you know, steve
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carell, benedict couple berbatch, jake gyllenhaal, eddie redmain, what do you think of the competition? caller karl you know, that's why it's so amazing to be in the mix so to speak. these are all actors i hugely admire. i haven't seen all the performances, but benedict and i came up together in the u.k. as a young actors, we both went to the london academy of music and dramatic arts. in fact, benedict, one of his very first jobs was in a tv show i used to the mi-5. i remember him coming in very nervous, worrying about whether his act was doing a good job for him or not. here we are, in a completely defendant stratosphere. >> -- different stratosphere. >> congratulations. we look forward to seeing you on the golden globes january 11
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still breezy. a high of just 30 degrees. sunshine this weekend. partly sunny, 44. saturday, up to 47, sunny on sunday and bright sunshine, monday. clouds return tuesday and a chance of showers wednesday. have a great day. . >> and that's your latest weather. >> thank you. coming up next, a lot of things parents are thinking coming up next, a lot of things parents are thinking about, what to buy for our tee ah, the bold new camry. you can get a great deal thinduring toyotathon.nking about, what to buy for our tee i love the new look. and it's a blast to drive. oh, so you've driven it? [motor racing] woooooooo! yeah, i've taken it for a spin. toyotathon is on, get low 1.9% apr financing for 60 months on the bold new 2015 camry. offer ends january 5th. plus every new toyota comes with
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well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here, mom. me too. ♪ look who's here! ♪ vivofit. me too. gently reminds you to get moving. join the movement. >> well, it's that time of year when you want to show your appreciation to those people who worked so hard to make it easier, teachers, postal carriers or baby-sitters. >> you don't want to spend too much or too little. here is the style director from
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"good house keeping magazine." >> good to see you, happy holidays. >> happy holidays, first of all, you have to check with your kids' schools, some don't allow gifts, that sort of thing. how much should you be spending for your kids' teacher? >> it's the thought that counts, i think under $30 is totally acceptable. if you want to go bicker, go in on a group gift. individually, we have great ideas. >> i like these. >> let's jump right in. >> the drink cup is awesome, it's $20. until 62, you get those coffee rimmed papers back. this is a way to expend space on the desk and keep their caffeinated. >> every teacher needs a check list. even though there are teachers in with kids all day, they don't want kiddish things all the time. >> right. >> it's $12. it's stylish.
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it's a way to be stylish and organized as well. >> there is a tote at the end, first up, we have these awesomestawesome terrariums. in this one, we put thank you notes from all the kids in the class. >> it's fun and person allalized. finally as al mentioned, the totes, under $20. it can be hippish and organized. >> let's move over to the production area, talk baby-sitters. sometimes you tip them sometimes, here's a way to add a more personal touch. >> a lot of times if you deal with a baby-siter on date nights, they're in their teens, in college and high school. we found fun, affordable stylish things. $13, it will keep them nice, on time, looking cute. >> right. >> then we have these gloves, from glovely. they're $30.
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if you want to feel, they're fine. >> they're thick, right? >> you will love this. during those winter storms,itative been there for him. the cool thing about this. >> so nice. >> you can text, tap, scroll. >> fantastic. >> i love that. >> these hats from qvc, $18 bucks. they have speakers, they can listen to music. >> love that. >> okay. postal carrier. >> so al, there with is a special delivery in there for you. >> they can accept sometimes little gifts? >> that's right. it's real fortunate talk to your postal carrier, know their names. do something for them. >> it's a benko box. >> it's cool, they're on the go. if they want something for soup, this is that uncommon goods. this is a beat bottle. there is actually water in here, they can put their smartphone in, it's a speaker, if they're driving in a postal druk truck,
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they can be rocking out, holiday music, 20 bucks. >> really quick here, you go to the salon, the nail or hairstylist. >> we have these cute photo frames, natalie, you and i. >> these are $18.95 at pb 2. you get six. they can display it on the station. >> the organizers. >> from jill martins, qvc, stylish. they can fit everything. you can break them up. have you two gifts right there. they're really portable. >> that jill martin is so talented. she came up with this. >> thank you. happy holidays. >> coming up next, get ready for another adventure filled night at the museum with some of the funniest actors in hollywood, including that talented star, funniest actors in hollywood, including that talented star, rachel ha this is the one. can we go for a test drive? oh sure, i'll be right back. thanks. leather, running boards... carmax quality certified, low, no-haggle price,
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board of the museum. she is ben and ricky's boss. >> that's correct. >> take a look. >> you remember. >> ph.d. oh, sorry, dr. phelps. >> ph.d.. >> oh, i didn't realize you actually say the ph.d. part. >> you do say it. >> we should know with eactually have ph.d.s. >> unlike. >> i will go balk u talk to other people. >> bye, thank you. >> rachel is here, you said you cracked yourself up. >> if i am working on something, chances are, hopefully, it will make al roker laugh out loud. >> that's true. besides this great movie, you are engaged. >> i am. >> congratulations. >> i am. he's right here somewhere. >> what a good looking. you are a beautiful couple.
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>> isn't he? >> my gosh. >> people go, wammed? how'd you do that? >> how do you pro noumpbs his name? >> hable. >> it sounds like table, hable. >> you are still practicing the name? >> i know it. you know i know also, his middle name is robert. i call him christian bob. >> is this a real fiance? >> he's a real fiance. i have my engagement band. i'll trying to start a new trend with the engagement band. >> neil patrick harris, david went to high school with christian. i've worked with neil on several different things at the hollywood bowl together. we were at their house when we met. >> oh. >> so then we went to their wedding. then we got engaged in capris.
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>> you are fancy. >> no, you know what it is, it's my friend melly packson says cappris. >> you have ricky gervais, ben stiller. were you having a good time on this? >> yes, sean levy is one of the best to work with on this planet. i knew i'd be up there with ricky and ben and robin williams. i literally said, you don't have to pay me to be near this movie. >> and don't forget crystal the monkey, too. >> one of my favorite co-stars, ever. >> yeah. >> we're so excited. >> she is very -- seriously. >> how do you compete about that? >> you don't, it's a tall order to follow. is that what i'm trying to say? crystal is the sweetest ever.
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i loved working, seeing all of the animals. >> we love this theory. it's phenomenal. we want you to come back since you say you watch the show every day night at the museum, secret of the tomb opens december 19th. wedding announcements are on the way. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning. 9:56 on your thursday morning. time to get your first alert forecast. bill, the snow is still falling, but it's not really piling up, right? >> there is some accumulation, but it's a very light snowfall. it's really tapered off in the pocono mountains. that's a view from camel back. the snow is actually falling in
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the philadelphia area while the poeblg knows are getting a break right now and the snowfall has now pushed into southern chester county and it's a steady snow for montgomery county and that stretches into burlington county in new jersey. up to 37 degrees in spite of the snow coming down. 32 in quakertown. allentown at 34 degrees and upper 30s for delaware while vineland has warmed to 30 degrees. >> and this morning, the fbi is again searching the base of the river and canal for any clues in the disappearance of shane mo e montgomery. we just got this video of agents gather ng that area there near the canal. sources say new video shows shane working toward the canal early thanksgiving morning two weeks ago after he left the bar. his family posted on facebook that authorities are taking the investigation in a new
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direction, but are not elabor e elaborating. we'll have another update in about 25 minutes. you can get the latest news and weather at have a great day. ♪ ♪
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. welcome, welcome. it is thirsty thursday. it is december 11th. we're so glad you're with us today. >> so glad. what? >> one of our favorite people in the world, funniest men in the world, ricky gervais. >> what a perfect man to have here. he was just nominated for a golden globe this morning for "derrick." it is so excellent. he's also in "a night at the museum". >> that was neat he got the
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nomination. we tried to get him the emmy -- >> didn't work out. there is still time. >> i didn't know it was the last season of "derrick." and we'll spotlight my shine a light project. >> this is such a sweet, sweet sto story. i encourage you to please make sure you watch this one. >> we go back to my childhood where i first learned about the spirit of giving. >> and seeing you as a kid with mishi and your brother. >> my brother, when he had hair, yeah. >> back in the day. it is a little icy outside. some ladies on the plaza are all cozied up in their makeup chairs, getting "ambush makeovers." >> and a lot going on in the world. hoda was in los angeles yesterday, for one very good reason. >> the "hollywood reporter's" power 100 women is such a big deal. women in television, in television management, bonnie hammer -- >> they run empires.
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>> chairman, she was named -- i like the cover shot, but i like this one because she looks so hot. congrats to bonnie. if you're a woman in business and you want to know how to do it, maintain longevity, read this article. >> and how to treat people. >> how to treat people. she's a woman in a sea of navy blue suits, she wears leather, in her 60s, oversees bravo, all these channels, oxygen -- >> what? >> oh! ricky is here. oh, ricky is here. >> we're talking about bonnie hammer, though. >> are you live? >> yes, we're live, yes. >> you are a golden globe nominee this morning. >> for "derrick". >> that's worth interrupting. >> i don't want to talk about
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it. >> we love you. we love you. we'll see you in a little bit. >> anyway, so good for bonnie. and she's been hovering near the top for years and she's finally -- >> joel mchale and i did a little intro of her. i love joel. >> did he bring his sense of humor. >> and melissa rivers spoke, it was touching. she spoke about her mother. wasn't a dry eye in the house. they showed a video. she basically called her mom fearless and she added humor with poignancy, beautiful tribute to joan. really -- >> i can't believe she's gone. i still expect her to come walking in here looking like a gazillion bucks and cracking jokes. same thing about robin williams. >> you are right. great day, great event. what else is happening? >> i don't know. >> i heard awesome things about
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her. i love her, by the way. she's such a sweet, sweet girl. today is a big day. >> not just for ricky. >> for everybody else who received a golden globe nomination. >> so here are some of the highlights. you'll hear the word birdman repeated many times. birdman starring michael keaton got the most nominations. seven in total. meryl streep made history. she got her 29th golden globe nomination for her role as the witch in "into the woods." every year. >> big deal now for jennifer aniston. >> yeah. >> she's nominated for her new movie "cake" where she wears no makeup, just does her thing, and -- >> battles deemens. >> i cannot wait to see that. house of cards and the affair too, hot and steamy, sexy, awesome shows. >> and "the affair".
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>> and julia louis-dreyfus nominated for best actress -- >> you can watch tons and tons of episodes of "veep". >> i was laughing yesterday and it was awesome. ricky gervais nominated for "derrick." we'll talk with him. the golden globes air soon. >> january 11th. >> january 11th. >> yes. >> and am i allowed to say when our musical is airing? yes. >> finally. >> it is airing, write it down right now. >> okay. i got a pen. >> december 29th. >> what? >> yes. >> okay. >> you guys, it is so worth it. >> i got a pen. >> write it down. >> december 29th. >> okay. >> ricky, write it down. >> he's writing it. >> i have a special ihoda. you're going to love this. it is different than anything you've ever seen before. i'm going to stand up for this ihoda. jerry? >> she's going to dance. >> jason.
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oh, no. >> this is jason, my guitar teacher. >> hello. >> this is jason, my guitar teacher. >> i'm very afraid. >> oh, my gosh. >> okay. look. i've only been taking lessons for a couple of months. i'm not good. i'm going to try something with jason as my ihoda. it is "landslide." play with me. are you ready? >> you have to sing too. >> i know. hold on. ready? ♪ all right. are we ready? hold on. okay. i'm ready. ♪ took my love and i took it down ♪ ♪ >> hold on. i'm nervous. okay. i'm ready. this is the one.
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thanks, kath. let's start from -- not the beginning part. the part where we start singing. ready? ♪ took my love and i took it down ♪ >> keep going. ♪ climbed a mountain and i turned around ♪ ♪ and i saw my reflection ♪ ♪ in a snow covered hill ♪ ♪ until the landslide brought it down ♪ >> okay, here it comes. this is the good part. get ready. go. ♪ i've been afraid changing because i ♪ ♪ i built my life around you ♪ ♪ and time >> hold on. one more time ♪ time makes you bolder
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children get older ♪ ♪ i'm getting older too ♪ ♪ if you >> hold on. ♪ see my reflection in a snow-covered hill ♪ ♪ will the landslide bring it down ♪ >> oh, my gosh! whoo! >> does it sound like the song? >> it was a song. >> did it sound like "landslide"? >> that's so much better. >> ricky, what did you think? >> beautiful. >> it you like it, ricky? >> it was beautiful. >> did you really? >> see, now i'm not nervous. >> hodi, no. >> i should point out jason is my guitar teacher. he's working hard with me. it is not easy. and jason's wife and daughter, can we get a shot of them too? they came here too. not easy to pick up something
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we have our own british royalty with us today. >> ricky gervais. >> who, by the way, was just nominated this morning for a golden globe for best actor in a tv comedy. >> freshly nominated. >> now he's back to the big screen with a new film "night at the museum: secrets of the tomb". >> after losing his job, he's in no mood to help out ben stiller's character. >> there was drinking. >> i need you to let me take the
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tablet to london. >> sorry. just processing that. i just told you i'm being fired and the first thing you ask is if i would allow you to take some priceless artifact away with you on holiday. >> yes. >> no. >> please. >> no way. >> i'm asking you to please go with me on this. please. >> can't do it, dude. bye. >> you're having a good day. >> good to be ricky gervais. >> that's amazing. i really honestly didn't think -- you hope, you know, you try to forget about it. but first the emmy and then this, it is just has been an amazing run with "derrick." i'm really genuinely blown away. it means a lot to me. >> you're saying good-bye to him. >> yes, why? >> i think i keep trying unusual sort of formats, two series and
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a special, it is a lot of work. you can always revisit it. i'm bringing david back. it is never say never. for now, it is nice to go on a high and leave it as it is. >> were you here when the nominations happened? were you in the studio? >> no. i was in bed. i woke up to, like -- >> what do you mean still? >> yes. you get up earlier than me. >> yeah. >> i stop drinking lately. >> but you -- >> i have more hours sober. >> our big question was why? >> i know, you're right. >> i know. i've been wasting my life. i've been giving myself a 6:00 water shed. this is so much better. >> so much better. >> cheers. >> so are you working on the movie about david? when can we hope to see that
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come out? >> i'm finishing the special, out earlier next year and then another movie i'm doing with eric banner call "special correspondent" and then at the end of next year. we're probably talking 2015, 16. >> that's in a couple of weeks. >> i don't know. whatever. just go and see it. >> "night at the museum" is always a hot movie. tell us about your role in that. you look like you're having fun. >> it is pure fun. i've done all three. usually ad lib and mucking around and trying to be as stupid as possible. the outtakes are so much fun. there as much fun as the film. it is silly. i love that character. he's one of those guys that isn't as witty as he thinks. and isn't as smart as he likes to be. i love those socially awkward people. i really like them. i feel for them.
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we all -- >> were you ever that guy? now you're this big star. >> gorgeous girlfriend. >> i know, but i -- inside you always feel a little bit -- even if you got swagger or look confident, sometimes you're acting to be confident. i've never been one to be -- i'm usually embarrassed for other people. embarrassed, fascinated by social faux pas. it is what happens to all of us. >> no matter twha. >> no matter what. why did i say that? >> you want it back. >> we feel that way every show. >> every day. every single day. >> we learn to enjoy it. >> you don't remember it. >> so happy to see you. >> in theaters december 19th. >> yes. and just in time for the holiday gatherings, two ladies from the plaza get brand-new looks. >> and the christmas season is brighter for some deserving families thanks to your donations. we're going to shine a light, a terrific story with kathie lee coming up right after this. there are some people you should give underwear to this holiday.
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it is time for our special series "shine a light." kathie lee's project, very close to her heart, her book, which we have here, it is called "good gifts: one year in the heart of a home" which benefits the salvation army. >> it is about faith, family and generosity which is what the salvation army is all about. the folks there work hard year round, not just during the holidays, to help those less fortunate have a merry christmas. i got to share in their special moments and revisit some of my own. >> hi, what's your name? >> michael. >> michael, i'm so happy to meet you. have a merry christmas. you want to take that home? yeah. christmas has come early to these families here at the salvation army on west side of harlem, new york. who wants presents? i do. thanks to the generosity of those who purchased good gifts,
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i'm here to help distribute big bowed boxes filled with food items, warm clothes and toys, to some very deserving families. >> thank you! >> you're welcome. what are we waiting for? get over here. give me a hug. the bible teaches if you aren't living out your faith in humbleness, humility, and service to the poor -- >> has anybody told you how beautiful you are -- >> -- your faith is not real. what are you hoping for this christmas? everything. >> you have no idea how much this means to me. >> praise the lord. >> the work of the salvation army has been going on for over 100 years and it is year round and it is faithful work. merry christmas. >> merry christmas. >> those life lessons of putting faith and family before everything else was something my parents instilled in us at a very young age. we would always go to the salvation army and shop and what was a treasure to us always ended up being a blessing to
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somebody that had even less than us. my book, the salvation army's red box campaign, and the spirituality tied to both remind me of where it all began back home in bowie, maryland. so earlier this year i returned to my childhood home with my mom and sister mishi. >> same, but not the same. they have done a beautiful job. here we go, joanie girl. >> hi! >> you're beautiful. >> though now loved by new owners, those warm feelings of home came rushing back. >> we put the christmas tree over there but you broke through. >> you did. why didn't we think of this? >> this is all we lived when every one of us came to faith and that was an important moment in every single one of our lives, when we asked christ into our hearts. >> i wouldn't be able to sit there now. >> no. >> that's where we sang. ♪
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>> laughing at moments shared more than half a century ago -- >> remember when daddy would come up behind you and nuzzled you. remember that, joanie? it made me like i could see my dad love my mom. daddy would drive up in his volkswagen beetle, all beat up, we never had good cars, and he didn't care. my father didn't care about things. he always understood that stuff is never going to make you happy. so hold on to it with empty fingers because it -- and let it go through. and move on because it is relationships that are at the basis of all happiness. >> thank you. merry christmas. >> bless you. >> and daddy was right. having stuff isn't as important
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as having friends and family during the holiday season. can i have a hug? thank you. come on over, sweetie! how are you? >> so if we can comfort a family for at least one day, we're going to do it. because the message of good gifts and the red box campaign, although perfect for the holidays, is something to carry with you no matter what time of year. the reason i love the salvation army so much is they're not a seasonal giving organization. they're like god. they don't take a day off. they give every single day to any hurting person. how can you not get behind an organization like that? merry christmas, buddy. are you excited? if you want joy in your life, start giving. start giving it away. you will find joy untold in your life. enjoy that turkey, cookie. >> that was beautiful. >> yeah. >> i'm in such a good mood right
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now. >> thank you. i want to thank everybody over there. you can still order good gifts in time for chris today we're checking out some of the top gifts that walmart has at unbeatable prices. and i'm going to show you how to wrap them. first we have the beats pill xl- now that's a tough one to wrap, melissa. i would just wrap it like a piece of candy! okay. next, for the kids, a zoomer dino! good luck wrapping that. this is when a gift bag comes in handy! well now, an amazing kitchenaid stand mixer. stumped you on this one, didn't i? nope. you're good. it's a gift. get to walmart for the top 100 gifts at unbeatable prices. or, order online for free shipping by christmas. more ways to christmas joy. walmart. at famous footwear we're not just selling the hottest shoes
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of the holiday season. we're selling "here comes your future daughter-in-law" confidence this year give exclusive carlos santana boots. only from famous footwear. victory is yours. losing your chex mix too easily? deploy the boring potato chip decoy bag. with a variety of tastes and textures, only chex mix has twenty bags of interesting. pick your mix. good morning. i'm vai sikahema. let's get our forecast from bill henley. >> clouds, winds and snow. a dusting overnight and snow showers continue this morning. the visibility is improving.
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across the delaware, a little bit of a break in philadelphia. south jersey into delaware and to the north, the snow continues. this is light snowfall. the temperatures have been climbing. any accumulation becomes less and less likely as the morning goes on. the snow showers moving through allentown and reading. the temperatures are warming there, too. 33 degrees in reading. allentown is up to 34. right at the freezing mark for pottstown. look at philadelphia now, 37. wilmington is up to 38. stand by for a windy day today. every so often you will see scattered snow showers. the temperatures will be topping out in the upper 30s to near 40 degrees this afternoon with winds out of the west at 20 miles an hour. the chilly temperatures made colder feeling by the wind that will clear out overnight. the wind will be with us tomorrow. philadelphia police are investigating an early morning car crash that ended in a
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violent assault. police tell us the driver lost control and hit several parked cars in the city's overbrook session. the owner of one of the cars came out of his house and pistol whipped the 58-year-old driver. he was taken to the hospital with injuries from the crash and the assault. no word on his condition or if any arrests have been made. the investigation does continue. phillies have traded jimmy rollins to the l.a. dodgers. a full hour of news in 30 minutes. get the latest news and weather on what's possible today?
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we're back with more of "today" on this thirsty thursday, ready to reveal our "ambush makeovers" for two very lucky ladies who stepped off this icicle plaza and into the warm studio for a brand-new look. "today" contributor and stylist to the stars -- >> you know him, you love him, louis licari -- >> thank you. >> and "today" contributor and author jill martin. >> are here to show us their imagine. >> how was it out there? >> a bit nippy as we say. >> beyond a bit nippy but we found two great makeovers. >> you always do. first, ann marie lance from bellville, new jersey. she keeps up with her haircuts and color, but her downfall is a flat iron, which over time has fried her hair. lipstick and eyeliner but would
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never take time to pamper herself. she was ready for the royal treatment. let's listen to her story. >> surprise. i know you're a little shocked. tell me why you think this is a good idea. >> i have never pampered myself before. and with holidays and christmas coming, i figured why not? this is exciting for me. i never had this happen before. >> i think it will be dramatic when you look in the mirror. >> i can't wait. i'm excited about this. >> oh, my gosh. her son john and friends tiffany, sherry and danielle, please keep your blindfolds on for one second. here is ann marie lance before. all right, ann marie, let's see the new you. >> stay right there. >> take off your blindfold. >> that's unbelievable. >> you ready to spin? >> yes. >> spin around. put your glasses on.
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put them on. you can see. you got to be able to see. >> no way. >> yes way. >> no way. >> get out of here. >> way. >> oh, my gosh. >> i love your hair. >> it's coming. i think -- here. thank you. >> wow. >> thank you. >> tell us, louis. >> she was flat iron abuser. don't use a flat iron every day. i told her to condition. arson gave her the best conditioner, a haircut and i lightened her color and look how great it is. >> amazing. >> we did -- >> i think i recognize that top, don't i? >> yes. how sexy are her shoulders in this? this is clara sun woo. and nydj jeans. >> friends and john, what do you think? >> mind blowing. >> mind blowing.
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>> what do you think? >> i love the color. the color is gorgeous on your skin. >> can you believe? >> you look beautiful. >> beautiful. >> all right. >> oh, my gosh. >> a big round of applause. you can join your family. >> thank you. >> and let's look at our next lady, debbie mcdermott, 56 from houston, texas. she hasn't colored her hair in eight years and has gracefully growing hair -- is going gray since then. her daily beauty routine is simple because she doesn't wear makeup. she was excited to get a glam new look. let's see her. >> we noticed you because of your new ears. but as an elf, i know you want to give this to your wife. tell me why you're so excited. >> i'm excited because she has gone through a lot in the last few years and she's the love of my life and if you can improve on that, that would be great. >> that somebody so nice to hear. >> i love him. it is great. it has been a great -- this is going to be so good for me. >> i love them. >> yes. >> they love each other like
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that. there he is, the husband, jimmy. look at him. you leave these on for a minute. let's take one last look at debbie before and bring out the new debbie mcdermott. >> oh, my gosh. >> oh, no. >> jimmy, get ready. >> get ready. >> take off your blindfold. >> oh, man. >> merry christmas. >> oh. >> you look fabulous. >> oh. thank you so much. >> you look gorgeous. >> did you hear what jimmy said? he said merry christmas to me. >> she had short hair to begin with, but short hair can still change with a lot of style.
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all the details are on the face. bring the sides and the back in shorter. that's wash and wear. the epitome of wash and wear hair. beautiful skin. by putting on color, it takes on 20 minutes, look, we took off ten years. and then, of course, all complemented with the makeup. >> i love it. >> i love watching jimmy. >> oh, my gosh. >> what do you think? >> well, she was beautiful on the inside and on the outside. she's beautiful on the inside. >> top that, jill. >> she has beautiful legs, don't you think? and the dress is maggie london. >> all right. >> great job. >> beyond. >> oh, my gosh. >> patch up those holes around the house once and for all. >> lou
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we're back. time to ask lou about all the little annoying problems you could fix afternoon the house. if you only knew how. >> if it is a hole in a hollow door, all you need are a few smart tips from "today" contributor and host of house smarts, lou manfredini. ♪ he's got a name that rhymes with lamborghini ♪ >> very nice. very nice. that is good. >> yes. >> catchy tune. >> our first question -- >> a lot of hits. >> joyce from bakersfield, california, asks i have a 22 inch by 9 inch hole in the bottom of a hollow bedroom door. >> who doesn't? >> up able to replace the door, help me. >> i think she has a picture here. it is at the bottom of the door. >> oh my gosh. >> if the budget doesn't allow to repair it, this is not the perfect fix, but it will work. now, this hole went all the way through, but these are actual drywall patches.
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they're metal and they're self-stick. in this sort of situation, if your budget does not allow, it can work. you go right over the top of this, as if you were patching a drywall wall. >> okay. >> but now what you're going to do is take some wood putty like this -- >> i love stuff like this. >> a little creamier than regular wood putty and apply it and fan this out. notice because the wood putty is thicker, when i get to that point -- >> you have to sand it. >> i have to sand it. because it is painted, sand it down a little bit. if you do a nice job, you'll never know it. >> good. >> this fix is ten bucks, maybe. >> a new door would be -- >> a new door would be at least probably $50 plus have someone put it in. >> and then paint it. >> probably takes a lot of work. >> melody from falls church, virginia, wants to know if i have scratch marks on my stainless steel appliances, how do i get rid of them or mask them? she doesn't know what kind of rubbing compound to use. >> this product, stainless steel
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scratch kit for your sink. it says not to use it on appliances. but you can. >> why do they say that? >> because no one does it correctly. it is a series of sanding pads. the darker the pad, the more aggressive it is. feel that, how smooth that is. >> almost nothing. >> what happens is everybody goes and they start doing the scratch right there. >> that scratches it worse. >> right. when you do this, add a little water to this, and you do the whole surface back and forth. this takes time. you're probably -- you're probably going to spend at least ten minutes doing this. >> on a -- >> your arms will look fantastic. if you do the whole surface of the appliance, the whole width, you won't dig in and the scratch will go away. this is a $10 kit. the company uses developmental disabled to put it all together, a company called siege brand. >> fantastic. >> what is next? did you talk about the plunger?
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>> there is a -- so if you have dents in it, you got to buy a new part. >> a plunger? >> some people think youplunger do that. if there is a nick, replace the part. >> pat from chicago writes, i'm a big fan. my question concerns my new wood porches. they were built two years ago and we were advised to leave them unsealed until spring. what can we do about the ice ath without hurting the wood? >> this is called liquid snow shovel. it is liquid calcium chloride. it is a terrific pretreatment for ice and snow. they also make a product that you can shoot on to your satellite dish that gets covered with snow. this is called a hot sock that goes in places where you have ice dams that form. put it up there and lasts for 30
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days. >> is this okay for the environment? >> it is. it is just like using the rock salt, but it is a liquid. before the snow comes, you spray it with this pump sprayer and coat the kwhoel area. and you're going to get it nice and wet. what happens is it is going to coat that surface and nice and wet and when the snow hits, you'll be able to shovel it away. >> it won't stick. >> no. in the spring, when you refinish, pressure wash and clean it, and pets don't get anything in their pads so it is safe. >> great stuff, lou. go to, right? >> click that connect button for the chance to have your answer on next time with lou. >> you've taken a lot of photos throughout the year. we'll show you what to do with them. >> picture perfect gift ideas today we're checking out some of the top gifts that walmart has at unbeatable prices. and i'm going to show you how to wrap them. first we have the beats pill xl- now that's a tough one to wrap, melissa. i would just wrap it like a piece of candy! okay. next, for the kids, a zoomer dino! good luck wrapping that. this is when a gift bag comes in handy! well now, an amazing kitchenaid stand mixer. stumped you on this one, didn't i?
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christmas is the season of giving and spending time with your loved ones, what could be better than this? >> two sisters, 8-year-old chrissie and 5-year-old caylee were at a school performance when santa showed up with a special gift.
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take a look. >> have you girls been good this year? >> dad! >> daddy! >> that's their dad, captain josh wisher, who just return home from one year tour in south korea. >> beautiful. >> moments like that you'll want to cherish and spend with your friends and family. >> here with gift ideas is lifestyle expert robin moreno. >> how are you doing? >> what do you have for us today. >> easier than ever to turn all the awesome pictures into wall art when they're magnetized this is easy to display. the frame is magnetized and so are the prints. >> who is that? >> that's me and my kids. >> but it is great because it is easy to switch out. fun, makes it nice and affordable as well. >> that's a great idea. >> also, people love their
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instagram feeds, great to get them off your feed and on to your wall. stick them anywhere. you can personalize them. that one says lola and frank take a dog nap. fun for awesome parties and t n teen. a company makes these photo memory card. i have a 2-year-old, she's all about saying that's hoda, that's kathie. you can personalize them with your own pictures as opposed to just numbers or -- >> that's garth. that's wayne. >> this got the most hits of any picture we have ever taken. wayne and garth. >> they can put that one on the photo puzzles, funny when you have family get togethers. what i like about that is it is tech free. a good old-fashioned way to have a lot of fun during the holidays. >> cute. >> so we thought you play some music earlier, so we actually went ahead and personalized some guitar picks for you.
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>> how cute. i can't even. >> and you can put little sayings on the back. they come in packs of 20. you can use them, which is great. >> okay. >> wouldn't forget about you. >> i can't get over how well hoda played earlier. >> we heard you like to get your nails done. these are customized nail wraps. >> it has your face on it. okay. let's do it. >> all you do -- >> stick them on. >> look at you with your christmas balls. cute. >> excuse me? >> these are fun. these are personalized cosmetic bags and coin purses. these are great for grandparents, a photo, photo plates and runners. good conversation starters. >> that's so nice. >> nice way to tell a family story sitting around at the holiday table. so we can move into holidays. personalized some of these right here, which are really cute, nice quality. i love to turn my old holiday
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cards into ornaments. >> that's a great idea. >> keeps them going. you spent time making them. >> the t-shirt at the end. >> the t-shirt is great that we have. turn your art, kids' art into a t-shirt. they're printed on organic t-shirts, which is great. >> like angelina jolie's wedding down. >> what is joanne wearing? >> her son made that. they come in sizes from babies to adults, which -- >> by the way, all of these are great. >> you can get them all by christmas. >> okay. >> all right, robin, thank you so much. for all the photo gifts and more, head to >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. trading-in or selling your car, truck or suv? takes the hassle out of selling in just 3 easy steps. one, get your free online valuation. two, book an appointment. and three, pick up a check at your nearest buying center. ♪ find out how much your car is worth ♪ ♪ at
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our 21st annual toy drive is under way. and children across the country are having a merrier holiday season thanks to your generosity and because of our long time
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partners like hess. they're donating their iconic toy trucks. justin mayor is the general manager of hess toy trucks. hello. >> this is a banner year, isn't it? >> it is for you guys. >> 50th anniversary, big year for us. we're really glad to be here today to donate 5,000 of these toys. >> that's amazing. >> that's incredible. these toys are always such favorites among boys and girls too. >> my son and daughter fight over them. >> they do. >> it is great. >> we so appreciate it. the hess family has been philanthropic in this city for all those years and my love to them. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> you have until december 19th to come and donate. >> come to our plaza. >> drop by the nbc experience store, go to lots of ways to donate. >> tomorrow, the lovely jane seymour stops by. >> have an awesome thirsty thursday. >> and bobbie will b
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right now at 11:00, snow is falling across parts of our area. a live look over market street in center city philadelphia. drivers in the lehigh valley were dealing with snowy conditions there throughout the morning. nbc so w10 was along main stree. now a live look at the radar showing where the know is falling right now. snow showers moved across our region overnight. nbc 10 in chester county. we found snow coming down along lancaster avenue. you can see it covering cars there and covered some of the roads. all of the roads are postally wet. fresh snowfall ie


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