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good morning. deadly ambush. two police officers gunned down in mississippi. left to die as one of the suspects makes a getaway in their cruiser triggering a manhunt overnight. ana arrives. the early season tropical storm making landfall slamming the carolinas. drenching rains, potentially deadly waves. while in the plains dozens of twisters touch down killing at least one person and the rockies buried in heavy spring snow this morning with more dangerous storms in the forecast today. unhappy entourage. actor jeremy piven lashing out on twitter claiming he and his fellow air passengers were all being held hostage. a seven-hour nightmare on the tarmac and at the airport. and celebrating all our
mamas. from happy reunions to lip-synch extravaganzas to pampering on our plaza. we're throwing a mother's day party to remember today, sunday may 10th, 2015. welcome to "today," everybody, on this sunday morning. happy mother's day. i'm erica hill. >> i'm willie geist in for lester holt alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. ladies happy mother's day to all of you. happy mother's day to my mother my wife my sister. i could go on and on. >> all the moms. >> we've got a special morning planned. >> we're excited about it. you're going to hear a lot more of that song. a source of obsession around here lately. >> you introduced us to the song. >> yes. if it's stuck in your head all day i'm sorry about that.
we have a lot to get to. we want to start off with a very serious story that's breaking news out of mississippi where two police officers were gunned down in the middle of the street overnight. sheinelle has more details on that for us. >> good morning. police say the two men who are responsible are in custody but this morning a community is reeling as two officers who were sworn to protect them are dead. officers benjamin deen and liquori tate were shot in cold blood during a traffic stop in hattiesburg, mississippi. police telling our affiliate wdam that at least one of the suspects took off in the officer's patrol car leaving officers on the ground. a bystander telling the alcohol clarion-ledger that one of the officers asked, am i dying? both later died of their injuries. a manhunt began immediately. as officers fanned out across the area vowing to track down the alleged killers. >> men and women go out every day to make sure we're safe were turned on tonight. >> the stole pan troll car found
abandoned a short time later. the mayor confident that justice will be served. >> we have a rich history of finding people who do this kind of thing. >> and it appears he was right. police announcing just a few hours ago both of the suspects kurtus banks and marvin banks are in custody. a woman believed to be in the car is also reportedly in police custody this morning. we're expecting much more information a little later in the day. guys? >> thank you, sheinelle. now to the severe weather wreaking havoc from coast to coast. we've got our team on the ground across the country. let's start in the carolinas where tropical storm ana has just made landfall bringing with it very dangerous surf. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in wrightsville beach, north carolina. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. it is still about three weeks before the official start of hurricane season and tropical storm ana made landfall about two hours ago just to our south. we're seeing some choppy surf and some strong winds. and in the northeast quadrant of the storm, but in between rain bands so for the time being we are dry. but what we are starting to see is all this beach erosion.
ana is forecast to bring up to five -- excuse me up to six inches of rain or so bringing with it dangerous rip currents and some potential flash flooding alone the coast. it is maximum sustained winds of about 45 miles per hour and it is now only the second earliest storm tropical storm to make landfall in the u.s. on record. after being virtually stationary for the past couple of days it is now moving north/northwest at about 5 miles an hour. so expect it to take a turn to the north, and weaken as it moves on to land. now as it moves north it is expected to continue to bring heavy rains up the mid-atlantic into virginia and maryland on tuesday. guys back to you. >> a bunch of rain headed your way. gabe gutierrez in north carolina. gabe thanks. >> want to turn to the wide-ranging and deadly storm stretching from texas to colorado. residents bracing today for flash flooding and baseball size hail and tornadoes. a day after that wild weather
left behind a path of destruction, and death overnight. nbc's kerry sanders is in oklahoma city this morning. kerry, good morning. >> well good morning, erica. the national weather service not only says the conditions are ripe for more tornadoes today, but as you mentioned, the possibility of more heavy rain. which could result in more of those flash floods resulting in the sort of destruction you see right here. tornado alley is on edge yet again today. >> huge. >> reporter: on saturday for the fourth day running, the region lived up to its nickname with more than 40 reports of twisters forming in oklahoma kansas colorado, nebraska, and texas. including this massive one in tiny cisco, 130 miles west of dallas. >> wow! >> reporter: at least one person was killed and three injured when the violent winds struck. storm chasers in cheyenne county colorado recorded tornado -- >> right now very pronounced funnel cloud. >> reporter: -- after tornado.
and southeast of denver this incredible image. of both power and beauty. since wednesday tens of millions of residents in the plains have kept an eye to the sky as the violent weather has brought not only tornadoes but also punishing hail the size of oranges. in some spots, it looked like the aftermath of a snowstorm. and where it rained, flash floods followed. in some cases, completely washing out roads. and those flash floods have picked up a lot of the earth here. this red sort of clay and you can see the river behind me is just that deep dark red. consider this statistic. in norman oklahoma just a short distance from here, last year the national weather service issued eight tornado warnings. so far this year they've issued 64. erica? >> wow. >> that's a scary statistic. kerry sanders, thank you. >> all right now let's continue to move west where even though
it's may the rockies are getting pounded with blizzard-like conditions. nbc's national correspondent miguel almaguer is in rapid city south dakota for us. miguel, good morning. >> willie good morning. yeah that spring storm really delivering here. we've had about 6 to 12 inches of snow in the city. up in the mountains, they're looking at upwards of 2 feet of snow. it's been coming down here pretty steady blowing sideways for hours here for about the last 12 to 15 hours. the wind speeds have kicked up to about 20 miles an hour. we've had blizzard-like and whiteout conditions. now there's avalanche warnings in effect across many areas in this region. and this steady snow is going to expect to come down for the next several more hours all the way in through sunday afternoon. this is a fairly rare spring storm here. the folks out here used to cold and wicked weather. but this they say, is somewhat surprising. again we expect these whiteout conditions and avalanche conditions to persist throughout the day, hopefully tapering off later on today on mother's day. back to you guys. >> miguel that's a remarkable
image we're looking at of you on mother's day in a blizzard. thanks. >> we want to turn to dylan for more on what we can expect from those storms and elsewhere on this mother's day. >> mother nature like really coming in -- >> reminding us. >> a little bit too much attention she wants. we are going to see perhaps another 5 to 10 inches of snow in rapid city south dakota and we do have blizzard warnings still in effect. but the main threat today is for another round of severe storms. look at the band of rain that is approaching dallas. this is going to produce torrential downpours, gusty winds, perhaps as much as 60 miles per hour. there is a lot of vivid lightning. this is dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning approaching dallas. so obviously we are going to start to see some of those delays at dallas airport if they're not already in effect. we have severe thunderstorm warnings just to the north. now, today we're not looking at a widespread tornado outbreak but that does not mean we won't see tornadoes develop. especially in these two orange areas. that's our enhanced risk of seeing perhaps flash flooding
tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, dangerous lightning and also large hail. perhaps up to baseball size in diameter. now tomorrow it's going to push a little further to the east but we're still looking at the threat from the great lakes down to texas, into the gulf coast. that's also an area where we're going to see the potential for some dangerous storms. and finally it will start to fizzle out on tuesday. now we also have the tropical storm that's going to eventually make some rain in the mid-atlantic by tuesday. right now it still has 45-mile-per-hour winds. it made landfall in myrtle beach and north carolina is going to get the brunt of the rain with these heavier bands producing those torrential downpours. it does start to weaken as it moves over land and we'll start to see spotty showers in southern new england and the northeast. but either way we're still looking at rain and a lot of snow and so much activity all going on at once across the country. >> dylan as we looked at your maps there's hardly a region of the country untouched by this extreme weather. is that unusual for this time of year? >> it's very unusual to see massive snow and blizzard warnings and a tropical storm at
the same time. in my career i've never seen anything like that. >> wow. thanks dylan. now to a nuclear scare just 35 miles north of new york city. after a fire at the indian point nuclear power plant. the plant's operators insist the public never was in danger. but the plant has long been the center of controversy. nbc's ron allen is live outside the plant in buchanan, new york. ron, good morning. >> good morning, willie. yes, it's been very controversial because some 20 million people live within 50 miles of this plant. and word of a fire at a nuclear plant caused a lot of concern until it was clear exactly what had happened. now plant officials insist that this is a relatively minor incident. but it's rekindled the debate about whether indian point should be here at all. the first images of what happened showed black smoke rising above the indian point nuclear power plant. >> it was very thick when we first saw it. you could hear all the systems, and loud and clear saying that this is not a drill.
>> reporter: plant officials said an electrical transformer caught fire some 300 to 400 feet from one of the plant's reactors which automatically shut down by design. they called it an unusual event. the lowest of four emergency levels. >> there's really no concern because it's an electrical issue and a fire that was put out quickly. it's not on the nuclear side of the plant. >> i wonder if they're really doing everything that they could be doing to keep everybody safe. >> reporter: new york's governor a long time opponent of the plant because of its location near new york city and along the hudson river, said he wanted to see if emergency procedures worked. >> as i said this was a relatively minor situation. but when you're talking about a nuclear power plant there are no really minor situations. >> reporter: indian point, here since the '60s, supplies about 25% of the area's electricity. for years the focus of an intense battle with one reactor's license expired and another ending this year activists are determined to shut it down. >> it's very dangerous. and we don't know when the next
accident or how the next accident will happen. but it's very likely to happen. >> supporters of plant insist that it's safe and says replacing it with another source of power would cause pollution and electric bills to rise. overnight one big concern has been trying to remove foam material that was used to put out the fire and some oil that may have leaked out of one of the transformers. they want to stop that from running into the nearby waterways. the bottom line from plant managers is that the situation is safe and under control. >> that's the good news this morning. ron allen, thanks so much. >> exactly what you want to hear. let's turn to sheinelle with more on reports of islamic extremists now on the run in iraq. >> yeah. dozens of isis members have broken out of prison in iraq. isis militants claim to have attacked the prison north of baghdad with explosives to free 30 inmights friday. iraqi officials say the escape was organized from within the prison. prison walls. as many as 50 inmates and 12 police are reported dead. kim jong-un is upping the
stakes in u.s./north korean relations after announcing that his military test-fired a new ballistic missile. nbc white house correspondent kristen welker is live at the white house. kristen, good morning. >> sheinelle, good morning to you. the obama administration won't comment directly or confirm that north korea test-fired a ballistic missile but u.s. officials are warning north korea not to escalate tensions, which are already high. trying to flex its muscles, north korea released a series of photos which according to the reclusive country's state-run media shows leader kim jong-un marvelling at the successful test launch of a ballistic missile fired from a sush marine. while nbc news cannot independently confirm the test it's true it could mark significant progress for north korea's military capability. >> once it's operational they will be able to bring their submarines close to american shores and hit every state in the union. >> reporter: officials at the u.s. state department were quick to point out such a launch is a clear violation of multiple u.n.
security council resolutions, saying in a statement, we call on north korea to refrain from actions that further raise tensions in the region. it's the latest provocation by a dictator and country already heavily sanctioned by the west. experts say it could be an attempt to extract more aid from the u.s., and other nations. >> it's clear that the north koreans are going to up their demands, because their weapons now are so much more destructive than they have been in the past. >> reporter: experts also believe north korea could be trying to win concessions from the u.s. which has expressed interest in holding nuclear talks. it is possible given this latest provocation, the obama administration could consider more sanctions, but north korea has historically been defiant to threats from the west. sheinelle, back to you. >> thank you, kristen. a meeting at the vatican this morning between cuban president raul castro and pope francis. the latin america pope helped thaw relations between the u.s. and cuba. castro arrived at the vatican
for a private meeting with the pontiff. pope francis will visit cuba in september. a daring rescue aboard the queen mary ii 180 miles at sea. the coast guard raced from cape cod, massachusetts to the cruise ship after learning of a passenger in kidney and heart failure. the man was safely lifted to the chopper, and brought to a hospital near boston. on this mother's day, a young mom in california is thanking her 6-year-old daughter for saving her life. the little girl called 911 when we found her mother who is a diabetic lying unconscious. >> i told them that my mom froze. >> for mother's day i'm going to be pretty much cherishing her, you know. she saved my life. >> the fire department paramedics responded to the scene in hemet, california. they praised the little girl for being so calm and brave. and an update on a story we've been following, one of the formerly conjoined twins has been released from the hospital in houston. look at these new pictures. they show both little girls
doing well. natalie and addline were born joined at the chest and separated fwak in february. natalie was well enough to be released on friday. adeline will still have to stay at the hospital for a little while. certainly a good mother's day gift. >> they look great. >> i looked it up this morning. natalie's middle name is hope. and adeline's middle name is faith. mom said you need both. >> good news. we want to take a moment to say a huge congratulations to our colleague and our dear friend msnbc anchor thomas roberts. thomous was honored at the g.l.a.d.d. awards last night for promoting equality in the gay community. he is a great friend. he's a pierce advocate for people living their truth and he's a great example of just what a strong person he is. >> you and i have known him for a long time. >> we have. >> great guy, congratulations thomas celebrating this morning. >> absolutely. >> sleeping at this point from celebrating. >> probably. >> of course.
let's get the rest of the national forecast from dylan on a very busy weather day. >> yeah what's not going on right now. i mean we've got tropical storms we've got severe weather, we have blizzard warnings. we also have record heat possible down across the gulf coast. southern california looks fantastic. 72 degrees. and we're also at 73 up in the seattle today. but we really do have to focus on this area here. that's where we're going to see our strongest storms today. keep an eye out for those tornado warnings and also the large hail and lightning that goes with these storms. and a good sunday. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. another summerlike day. that morning fog will burn off. we could see a few showers, possibly a few thunderstorms later on this afternoon. otherwise, it's a warm one, 82 to 85 even warmer on monday 86. up to 88 degrees on tuesday, partly sunny wednesday, we cool it back down to more normal temperatures. 72 and looking beautiful on thursday and friday lots of sunshine temperatures in the mid-70s and beautiful to start out next weekend, partly sunny, 76. have a great day.
>> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much my friend. up next on "today," kids say the darnedest things about mother's day. from what mom's like to the worst gift ever. >> uh-oh. >> their answers are priceless and you don't want to miss them. that's right after this. living with chronic migraine feels like each day is a game of chance. i wanted to put the odds in my favor. so my doctor told me about botox® an fda-approved treatment that significantly reduces headache days for adults with chronic migraine. 15 or more headache days a month each lasting 4 hours or more. it's proven to actually prevent headache days. and it's injected by my doctor once every 3 months. the effects of botox® may spread hours to weeks after injection causing serious symptoms. alert your doctor right away as difficulty swallowing speaking, breathing, eye problems, or muscle weakness can be a sign of a life-threatening condition. side effects may include allergic reactions neck and injection site pain fatigue and headache. don't take botox® if you have a skin infection. tell your doctor about your medical history
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kids about why they love their moms. >> i love this. today.com asked a group of kids to talk about their mothers, and sheinelle's in the orange room with some very entertaining answers. hey, sheinelle. >> i love it too, when kids are asked questions like this, the answers are priceless. >> because you love your mom. >> because they deserve it. >> because it's fun. >> take her out for dinner. >> running shoes. >> i give her a necklace. >> flowers. >> probably lots of hugs and kisses. >> garbage. >> a frog. >> -- george washington -- >> kids. >> hugs. >> hugs. >> hugs. >> saying i love you. >> when children listen.
>> how much the kids love them. >> they're beautiful. >> moms know everything, actually. >> a lot. >> oh, i love you back. i love you back. so sweet. if you want to see more of what these kids had to say just go to our website at today.com. or tweet us using the #orangeroom. i want hugs. isn't it the best when you run in the house and the kids meet you at the door with those big hugs? >> yes. no matter how bad your day has been when you get back all melts away. >> i do have a problem. i could cross two things off my mother's day gift list garbage and a bridge. the kids tell me that's not cool. >> the bridge would be hard to wrap. >> it is. >> so cristina you're in luck. you're not getting either one this year. >> thank you. still to come on a sunday edition of "today," food network store alex is in the kitchen to show us how to whip up a delicious mother's day brunch.
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good morning. i'm rosemary connors. happy mother's day. let's get a check of the forecast from meteorologist michelle grossman. michelle, not looking great out there, but no major rain on the way? >> exactly. looks like yesterday will feel a lot like yesterday. it will be gray in the morning, that fog in place with the low clouds. we'll move that out to some sunshine later on this afternoon. we could see a shower or pop-up thunderstorm. but taking a look at areas of fog, we're seeing reduced visibility down to 3/4 of a mile in visibility. temperatures are very mild this morning in the upper 60s. some spots in the 70s. 70 right now in northeast philadelphia. 69 in reading. 67 in millville. as we go throughout the day here we'll see that temperature climbing to near 84 degrees later on this afternoon. monday even warmer 86. 88 on tuesday before we finally cool it down for the rest of the workweek. this morning, philadelphia police are investigating three shootings, three teenagers found shot and wounded in the area of south street. a 17-year-old and a 16-year-old
were shot in the legs, right on south street in the area of eighth and ninth streets around 1:15 this morning. they are both in stable condition in the hospital. while police were responding to that gunfire, there was another shooting a short distance away at ninth and bainbridge streets. a 19-year-old there was hit and is also in stable condition. detectives are now talking to a person of interest in the shootings, but that person is not a suspect. there's no word yet if these shootings are connected. we'll continue to bring you information during our 9:00 newscast. i'm rosemary connors. i'll see you then. now back to the "today" show sprp sprp sprp. have a good one.
♪ i love my momma momma ♪ ♪ and happy mother's day from all of us and from sean hayes. the actor doing a little lip-synch with his husband, sending some love to their moms. coming up in pop star we will do our own verse for our mamas. welcome back to "today" on this mother's day, may 10th, 2015. some excited moms and their loved ones joining us on the plaza. we want to thank all of you for taking time out of your special day with your family to join us. you got us hooked on this sean hayes video. and we've been singing it for 24 hours. >> i can't get out of my head either. so far i'm okay with it. hasn't turned into ear worm status yet.
>> today's mother's day. >> might hate me tomorrow morning but today you're going to love me. >> we've got a lot to get to. let's begin with this morning's headlines. a community in mourning in mississippi today after two police officers were gunned down during a traffic stop in hattiesburg. police were able to catch up with the alleged shooters and a third person just a few hours after the deadly ambush. this is the live scene this morning in rapid city south dakota. blizzard-like conditions there in that late spring storm. mean time this is tropical storm ana made landfall slamming the carolinas earlier this morning. the plains states bracing for the possibility of more tornadoes today. cuban president raul castro spent some time at the vatican this morning with the pope the pontiff is responsible for playing a key role in bringing cuba and the u.s. together earlier this year. and still to come in this half hour of "today" as tom brady awaits decision day from the nfl, his deflate-gate scandal is raising some new questions about an age-old debate. the art of winning, and whether
or not it should come with a punishment in this case. >> we may find out soon from the nfl. then in pop star actress sofia vergara's son shows us her intimate hollywood engagement party with a surprise toast from a major action hero. >> hmm. >> also ahead, lots of mother's day fun this morning as we alluded to including a surprise for my mom, when we took a trip she has always wanted to go on. >> yes. >> and then food network store and celebrity chef alex guarnaschelli is cooking up an awesome mother's day brunch. >> yum. >> and the mother's day fun continues on the plaza. isn't it beautiful out here? a quick hair and makeup spruceup before they head out to spend mother's day with their family. >> got some major hair and makeup going on back there. >> a lot of beauty. >> let's begin with a final check of the weather from dylan. >> there's a lot going on. tropical storm ana which has made landfall. it's going to continue to produce some heavy bands of rain northeastern south
carolina and across the coast of north comparea. as much as 5 to 6 inches of additional rain. a lot of light jing and very strong storms aproposing dallas right now. that is going to eventually turn in to a very busy area especially later on this afternoon and evening, as more storms fire up. we have to watch out for tornadoes, hail damaging wind gusts and flash flooding. then we'll throw in blizzard warnings back through south dakota and northern rockies where we are looking at really heavy downpours of snow with an additional 5 to 10 inches of snow possible. so that's the map across the country for mother's day. tomorrow we are going to see those storms line up from the great lakes right down into texas. and a good sunday. i'm meteorologist michelle grossman. another summerlike day. that morning fog will burn off. we could see a few showers, possibly a few thunderstorms later on this afternoon. otherwise, it's a warm one. 82 to 85. even warmer on monday 86. up to 88 on tuesday, partly sunny. wednesday, we cool it back down
to more normal-like temperatures. 72 looking beautiful on thursday and friday lots of sunshine. temperatures in the mid-70s and beautiful to start out next weekend, partly sunny, 76. have a great day. and that's your latest forecast. willie? >> all right dylan, thank you. now to the so-called degrategate scandal and the big question now, will patriots' quarterback tom brady one of the nfl's biggest stars be suspended by the league. his punishment could come any day now. but as nbc's hallie jackson explains bending the rules in professional sports, may just be part of the game. >> reporter: it's new deflate-gate fallout, punishment reportedly expected this week for new england's star qb who could face a suspension. the patriots' golden boy, now dubbed by some shady brady, at the bottom of a pile-on in the press, even though he's denied any involvement in the scandal. >> he [ bleep ] knew. >> reporter: and the butt of late-night jokes. >> you cheating [ bleep ] >> reporter: but is tom brady really a cheater?
or just an athlete looking for an edge? after all, the patriots are far from the first team to take advantage of a time-honored tradition in sports. gamesmanship. >> gamesmanship would be things that are typically psychological when one team tries to psych out the other team and they try to get -- intimidate the other team. >> reporter: it happens everywhere. remember the nba's lance stevenson blowing in lebron's ear before a free throw? >> blew in my wife's ear before. that was definitely a defensive tactic. >> there was george brett blowing his top after being called out for having too much pine tar on his bat. >> forcibly restrained. >> reporter: or talk of stealing signs when the giants beat the dodgers more than 60 years ago. making noise more recently maria sharapova's infamous grunting may be distracting or intimidating other players. >> these athletes that are paid a lot of money are trying to win the game however they can.
>> reporter: but where is the line between bending the rules, and breaking them? it's a question as old as sports itself. that a new generation is asking. >> i don't want to have the upper hand. a lot of people would do anything for that. if you want to play a fair game then don't do anything. just play the game how it's supposed to be played. >> reporter: but as this latest scandal shows, sometimes those blurred lines between cheating and gamesmanship aren't so black and white. for "today," hallie jackson, nbc news, los angeles. >> all right hal if lie thanks a lot. this has caused a lot of debate. you're a patriots fan. we know where you stand. it's not the end of the world, obviously, the republic will survive deflate-gate but it's not a great message to send we saw some high school athletes bending the rules is part of the game. i don't think that's a great idea. >> i would agree. even as a parent while we struggle with should sports figures be roadle models should
they not? there is this issue of kids who are playing the game and they're looking for other athletes of how do they model themselves you don't want to necessarily model on binding the rules. >> -- bend the rules -- >> i don't know -- >> maybe knew somebody who -- >> but there are little things that are done in baseball we were just talking about sometimes the groundskeeper will grow the grass longer there have been domes where they blow air in at chosen times. but i think that's different than deflating the footballs and bending the rules. blowing in the ear was much different than deflating a football. >> i think so. >> up next the real-life drama for hollywood star jeremy piven. wait until you hear this one shopping for a used car is so intimidating. i mean, you feel like you have to be this expert negotiator to get a fair deal. i hate to haggle. when you go to a restaurant you don't haggle over the chicken parmesan. why can't car-buying be like that? ♪ ♪
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back now on a sunday morning with pop start where we get you caught up with your daily dose of pop culture. >> jeremy piven gets stuck on a plane and a hollywood heavyweight shows up for actress sofia vergara's engagement party. joelle is following all this. >> we're going to start off with a little drama for actor jeremy piven. i think this is something we can all relate to. you're up in the air, something goes wrong on your plane, and your flight has to get rerouted.
and then you get stuck on the ground for a couple of hours. now the biggest difference between us and somebody like him, 2.5 million twitter follows to complain to. the entourage actor tweeted holding us for a total of seven hours on the ground when immigration opened. holding us all hostage. he was on a british airlines flight. it got rerouted. they apologized it was due to bad weather. the tweets have been taken down. all is good in the world. >> as long as we've all recovered. >> we have all recovered. okay. moving on to sofia vergara and joe manganiello. the two celebrated their engagement this weekend. and guess who toasted to the happy couple? >> who? >> yes. one guess. you want a hint? not willie geist because he was here. >> i have no idea. >> arnold schwarzenegger. who knew these guys were such good friends. look right in the corner. thanks to the power of social media, sofia's 22-year-old son
sent this one out on instagram. who knew? >> i didn't know. >> who knew. >> now we do know. also shares some of his mom's sense of humor. we're going to end pop start on a high note this morning. this is a video that we are all obsessed with. it is sean hayes and his hubby in honor of mother's day. take a look. ♪ she cook me something yummy. >> i love my momma i love my momma ♪ ♪ momma ♪ ♪ my momma ♪ >> i do -- >> we love it. >> all right well that song was momma and i promise you it will get stuck in your head. erica you can vouch for that. >> sorry and you're welcome at the same time. >> i'm going to let everybody in on a little behind-the-scenes secret here at "weekend today" we too, love that song and we too, love to break out into song and dance wherever we can so in honor of all of the mamas out
there. i present to you the "weekend today" -- ♪ she cook me something yummy and when i was sick she would take care of me ♪ ♪ so dedicate to my mama tell me how to put on my pajamas ♪ ♪ always let me have a couple dollars told me that my dreams are better followed ♪ ♪ i love my mama i love my mama ♪ ♪ i love my mama i love my mama ♪ >> very nice. >> welcome. well done joelle. >> what goes on pretty much every morning. >> right? >> but we should point out first of all joelle happy early mother's day. and joelle not only does pop start. she put that whole thing to the so thank you. >> i am the one who makes you guys -- >> happy mother's day joelle. >> thank you, guys. >> coming up next our mother's day series continues with erica's surprise for her mom. right after these messages.
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on this mother's day, we wrap up and put a bow on our series "mom i love you because" and this time erica it's your turn. >> that's right. because we all look good in bows. my mom sheryl has a great sense of humor and a great sense of adventure. and while she's helped and encouraged me to travel over the years we haven't been able to do a lot of exploring to the until now. a journey that would not have been complete without one very important addition. my mom, she's probably the strongest woman i know. she really does hold everybody together. i think once you become a parent you realize how difficult it is and you become even more thankful for your parents. when we were given the assignment of an experience to share with our moms the first thing i thought of was something that could also include my sister. >> even though i miss them i don't feel like they're far away. it sounds crazy that whitney's in paris and erica is in new york. >> my mom has always wanted to go to a ranch, has never been to
arizona so it seemed like a perfect fit. >> i loved the view. had a nice walk. >> but to know we were holding back a little surprise just meant so much. >> oh. oh, my gosh! >> it's just incredible. >> happy mother's day. >> we laugh a lot when it's the three of us. >> reminiscing. >> yeah there's a lot of reminiscing. >> she's always been there supportive for everything. you can call her with anything. >> they call lots of times and ask for advice. which is kind of surprising. sometimes. but they do. >> our mom also has this wonderful way of making you feel really good about a decision that you made. she'll always help you see that you did what was right for you and what was right in that situation. she's never judging us. >> no. >> or if she does she doesn't tell us. >> if she does we've never heard it. >> i hope one of the most important things i've given them is to know you really can't make a mistake being a mother. >> as our dad was really ill and after he passed you can't go through that experience of
losing someone very close to you without becoming closer. >> oh, my goodness. this is incredible. >> but then when it became truly just the three of us. i think it became even more important that we spend as much time together and we have those moments. >> anything that i do is more about the people that i do it with than what i'm doing. but if you're not with a group of people that you enjoy life with then it's just not going to be the same experience. >> i think our mom has been a really great job of showing us that you should appreciate every single day you're given, and every great opportunity just reminds me that this is the woman i really look up to and i want to live my life in the way that she does. >> how beautiful. >> and my big sister whitney which was a great surprise. can we do a shout-out to our producer samantha winder. sam put together all three of the pieces for the "weekend today" ladies here. and she shot a lot of that herself. she's just an incredible friend
and colleague. happy mother's day to your mom shelly. >> your mom had no idea big sister? >> she had no idea whitney was coming. so it was really special. >> flying her in from paris. >> yeah. >> that's amazing. >> they both went back to paris last night. they're going to have to watch this online later today. >> very cool. >> let's send it over to dylan with some very special plaza fans of the day. hey, guys. >> hey, willie. we wanted to bring every mom from the plaza in here on this mother's day but we couldn't so we brought all of these lovely ladies. this is sandy from long island new york and i will let you take us to break. >> okay. still to come on "today," a brunch you won't want to miss. but first these messages. i'm really psyched subway is bringing the flavor with this new guacamole for a couple of reasons. first, people really love our guacamole. rich and creamy, made from hass avocados and just a hint of jalapeno to keep it interesting. the other reason is, it's just really fun to say. guacamole guacamole guacamole
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this morning in "today's kitchen" what better way to celebrate mom than by making her delicious brunch on this mother's day morning. >> absolutely. you still have time to whip together something amazing. here with great ideas is chef alex guarnaschelli who is also a judge. >> happy mother's day. >> we are not chopping anybody today. >> i heard a door bell? >> a door bell? >> yes? >> oh! >> sheinelle. >> how are you, sir? >> how you doing buddy? hi. >> oh, my goodness. >> lady we know you've been
working hard all week. we're going to ask you to leave the kitchen and let the men do the cooking. all you have to do is eat. >> you come with me. how are you? >> how are you? >> i'm putting you to work. >> come this way. >> you go eat. you go eat. >> you met -- >> hello. >> this is dylan's husband brian. >> the fellas are doing the cooking this morning as it should be. the ladies are going to do the eating alex. why don't you put us to work? >> all right so we're going to make a little frittata. i can tell you love to cook. >> absolutely. >> we're going to make a little frittata. i am a mom, too, so i'm going to make you guys do the work. >> yeah. >> because i'm just bossing around. let's just -- the cream? the cream. the arugula.
i need -- could you add some cheese? >> oh, look at you. >> i'm hoping these are measured out. >> they are measured out. >> it's mother's day. >> what kind of frittata are we making? >> an asparagus. we're mixing arugula, parmesan regg reggiano goat cheese. give me a splash of those two bottles over there. >> you want me to stir this up? >> okay, stir it. >> you've got a lot of love today. >> on mother's day. >> i love it. >> all right. and let's just get that -- >> i would never even -- >> all right i'm going to pour this right over. >> right over the asparagus like this. >> oh, my goodness. >> look at all that cheese. i mean come on. for mother's day. >> can't go wrong with all that cheese. >> and so fast forward, this is what it looks like.
>> look how good we did, sawyer? >> it can go in the often for 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes. i love the cast iron. now we're doing these tomatoes. we just sprinkle. can you give me a little lemon on here? >> yes, i could. >> i'm going to let you drizzle olive oil. loving on those tomatoes. i kind of like the idea of -- you want to work at the restaurant give me a call. and then -- >> salt and pepper. >> a little salt and pepper. >> amazing. you did a great job. he expertly cut tomatoes. >> my knife skills thank you. literally i love to pick something bright and lemony right over the cooked frittata. i literally -- >> ladies how is it over there? >> i think we're -- >> -- okay. >> and -- >> ahead of time which i love. a little coffee cake and then
some spritzers, mocktails. jingginger ale and champagne. you can -- >> look how easy that was. >> i think you two guys really you have special skills. >> i'm glad to see the husbands working it out on father's day. >> nicely done. alex thank you so much. >> of course. >> ladies enjoy while we talk to chuck todd celebrating moms today on "meet the press." what's coming up? >> we sure are, willie. first terror in the age of social media. and is the idea that the u.s. is losing this online battle with isis i got carly fiorina on. she says it is time for a woman president but she doesn't want it to be hillary clinton. and yes the state of motherhood in america, particularly working moms on "meet the press." back to you, willie. >> all right, chuck, thanks a lot. by the way, bosco is here. a little baby. >> i'm not a mom. >> you're bosco's mom. >> she's recipes will be on today.com. >> amazing. >> happy mother's day.
gunfire erupts in philadelphia near south street. now three teenagers are in the hospital and the search is on for the shooters. we'll have an update on the investigation, coming up. killed in the line of duty two police officers down south are dead after a routine traffic stop took a violent turn as the community is grieving three people including two brothers are under arrest. this mother's day is off to a foggy and cloudy start as we take a live lackook at the center city skyline. by this afternoon, the temperatures will be climbing. good morning, this is nbc 10 news today. i'm rosemary connors.