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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live f studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. [ laughter ] hey, everybody! it's a great try day friday here in new york. december 2nd. our wonderful hoda is off. she so deserves it. and from "the blacklist." that is "emotions" from mariah carey. >> quick look. >> incredible interview we did with mariah yesterday, that's
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ultimate superstar opening up about her personal life and more, even if it's -- it's not as much as miss biggy doepiggy . a run for her money, you, miss piggy. the "muppet" maeving here to tell us about her new collaboration with a big time design right? >> yes, yes. kate spate new york. >> why she's the talk of the internet these days. as if you aren't always the talk t >> um, yes. it's just know day for mahwah. >> and another update from you and kermit -- >> oh, yeah, sure. him. right. he's history. >> now that the kermit thing is over, i was wondering maybe what you were up to, miss pig. >> goi >>. >> i'm going out to dinner with you. >> you know what?
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>> that's not cool. >> miss pig. i'm such a huge fan of yours and really we've had our differences over the decades, like about five of them, but in hornor of our country coming together amp this election and in honor of good will and spirit i am going to be loving and kind to you today. >> ah -- it's about time! >> all right bep will have our way with her in a little bit. last night you were invited to think, but were reading a nothing of -- >> what kind of television star reads a book -- >> i lead a dangerous, exciting life. >> you sure do. hoda and i had our annual favorite things, event, makes great things for those you love
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>> looking forward to t. you want to share about this book you're reading? >> it's heavy. race relations in the country. great -- >> you love the direct thing these days. a couple times -- >> yeah. i worked on a film i'm going to tell you about later, that i want to tell you about. >> in the meantime, you have played tom kean on "black list" four seasons when we met you. >> can you believe it? four seasons. >> most amazing thing, your own spin-off series, redemption." has this hit you yet? this is huge? >> it hasn't. it will, once we start grinding away. we're starting very soon. >> you keep things very close to the vest. can you tell a lot about it. >> high-paced a lot of spy craft and "mission impossible" meets "jason borne." >> quite different than -- a
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a little more lighter, a little more fast paced, that -- >> all right. so maybe miss piggy could do an arc? >> there's maybe a spot for miss pig. >> are you doing most acting these days? >> i'm available. i'm available. absolutely. >> all right. >> i think she's excited. and what -- what would be your dream? romantic interest with our friend? >> oh, well, if i must, yes. >> i'm going to speak to the writers and get right >> oh, boy, oh, boy. thank you, thank you! >> see how nice i'm being to you? "the blacklist" returns, new episodes on january 5th. >> i can't believe it. four seasons. >> i'm really proud of you. you couldn't even describe what you were going to do and here you are. >> here we are. >> premieres early. jit early in the next year?
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new year, i think. >> can you do both? >> a little of both. back and forth. so i'm going to be a little tired, but it will be fun. >> beats the unemployment line, baby. >> that's right. that's rights. >> the big thing. two amazing things in something called the most indulgent dessert ever. you've been to my house but don't seem to be a huge sweet eater. >> not a huge, but i actually do love brownies. i do. >> well, all kinds of brownies. you learned that in college. 't you want to try that? >> yes, i do. >> do you like brownies, miss piggy? >> yeah. can you get the plate over here, please? >> yes, of course. ryan will bring them over to you. you can get to know each other a little better -- i want to see this. >> this is important. all right, miss piggy. we need you to get one, or i can feed you, if you like. just a little. >> i would like -- hmm -- hmm!
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>> oh, my goodness. this show is taking a turn today. >> you melt the butter and chocolate in a mixes bowl over a pan of boilinging water. mix in my wine followed by sugar, vanilla, eggs, coffee and bake tween 30 and 40 minutes. what do you think? >> i think i could do that. >> yeah, yeah. it's try day friday, and these are cool. do you know what your state smells like? >> oh, gosh. ocean, maybe? . here. is this the first one? second one. these are homesick candles created, a scent for each state. okay. we were going to go to new york first but let's do you. >> here we go. >> what do you smell, some you smell this, besides the red wine. >> i smile browny. >> and my perfume, probably. >> i think -- a hint of lilac. no -- is it ocean? is there ocean? >> no. there's pear, redwoods and vineyards.
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there is a forest thing happening. beautiful. >> unbelievable. >> the most beautiful place. new york, a smell of the adirondacks. apple orchard and a pumpkin. smells like fall. oh, my gosh. that's beautiful. >> that smells better than california, i admit. >> can i smell connecticut? my hometown, please? where i live, maryland people get mad at me. okay. yeah. as frank used to say, that's go connecticut. >> smells great. what's happening in there? >> i don't know. but it smells like home. >> what about that one? >> you're aware of what's been happening in gatlinburg and pigeon forge with the wildfires. dolly party, wednesday night, her movie "christmas of many colors," a follow-up to last year's "coat of many colors,"
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2011. produced by my friend sam haskell. i have to say that. now dolly is trying to help the people affected by the fires, in the great smoky mountains. listen to what she's doing. she says, charity begins at home. she established the my people fund through the dolly foundation and look what they plan to do. it's awesome. >> we want to provide a hand-up to all of those families that have lost everything in the fires, and to recover, we want foundation provides $1,000 a month to all of those families that have lost their homes in the fires, until they get back up on their feet. >> hmm. >> you have to be a fan. right? >> yeah. >> of dolly. do you know her at all? >> no. i did meet her, saw her play live. she's incredible. >> i've known her 30 years and you'll never meet a better human being. you never will.
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have ryan deliver, or do you want me to? a cold read, mr. actor? >> okay. here we go. >> okay. >> one night a couple was sitting down for dinner together, and the man asked his wife, what would you do if i won the lottery? okay? >> uh-huh. >> and his wife immediately responded, take half and leave your butt. >> ah? >> it's not over -- the man replied -- >> the man replied. >> took me a moment, but -- punch line. the man replied, i won six, now get out. what did you think? >> did i laugh too early? >> that's called a jokous interruptous. >> all righty. i think my stand-up career is well on its way. >> yeah, yeah. keep your day job. last night was our fiv ravorite things party at the refinery
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>> the most beautiful space in new york. we love it. it's just gorgeous. linda rackareeno brought her mom. she was adorable. linda is in charge of sales and department affairs at nbc. we love her, and bunch of people got in there. >> a little situation where i was supposed to be. >> we made space for you. you would have been the only man there except for don nash. anyway, baby, we got -- have you had your cheery ohs this morning? >> i hear about these. >> hope you've all had it, because it's mariah's world and we're just living in. >> it a new project and a lot to say here. >> oh, yes. >> oh, yes. we're going to we're only human. we rely on our courage.
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cardiovascular system delivers knew me ? >> this is "mariah's world" and it's impressive. five grammy awards, 1,800 bits more than 18 million records sold. >> we did know grow up okay? people have to understand this. >> pulling back the curtain revealing for the world for the first time some of her most intimate moments. >> let's talk about your docuseries, shall we? >> this is a docuseries. >> yes. >> you're a public figure. people know you. >> iconic. >> you're an iconic woman, and why more exposure? >> for me, it was more about -- you know, the process of, like, here we are behind the scenes.
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toug together and i don't know when i'm going to do this again. that was the whole thing of documenting a tour. i'd never done that before. >> in the middle of filming the series, mariah and fiancee james packer calmed off their engagement. >> what did you think about pulling the plug on it, when your relationship ended up not working out? >> oh, i can't give somebody that much power. are you kidding me? no, no. you've got to keep on pushing. >> mariah has 5-year-old twins with ex-husband nick cannon. they joined her on other world tour. >> do you have any problems having the kids in the douk cue series? >> actually i did. i wanted to make sure they were comfortable as all times. i never wanted to be a stage mom. that's not me. >> or exploit them for your career. >> not at all. actually, i wasn't going to have them in the docuseries at all, but they were with me, got their activities, so many different
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lessons. >> different kind of education. >> had you to get nick's per in addition to have them a part of this? >> yeah, and nick also, he make as couple came yoes. >> what's with that turban? he loves that turban. >> i refuse to comment on the turban. >> one thing is one thing, but he loves the turban. >> we just saw each other for thanksgiving. >> were together for halloween, too. >> it's important for the kids. >> that's we want that, both of us. because he's part of their lives forever. >> he's a good father. >> yeah. >> so you want them to have that. >> does have a crush on her. what are you going to do with him? >> you saw it, he's not leading easily. >> pictures out and about with you. >> frolicking. >> tell us about -- >> i refuse the answer on the grounds it may incriminate me. >> in other words, guilty of all get out. >> he's cute, by the way. isn't he?
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did you decorate that tree to match your ensembles. >> i really didn't have it in me you the usual mariah, be nice to everybody thing. >> what would you like to reveal and express about you by watching this series they would be surprised by? >> i had fun. i'm coming here today, obviously this is not morning attire. for most people, well what do i do? i don't want the ladies to feel like i didn't care. hi >> the sequin and a strand and that's it. honestly, i just want people to watch and see the behind-the-scenes of all that. you're doing the show for the fans. ? and just sing to him ? >> yeah. it's really kind of fascinating. >> yeah. >> you know, mariah is known as this diva, this diva, but when you're with you, there's a vulnerability and a sweetness
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can't help but -- >> was it fun hanging out. >> yeah. we hang out all the time. our sister networks e! and br bravo. >> from one to another, going to the original diva herself, miss the original diva herself, miss piggy. ? go paperless, don't stress, girl ? ? i got the discounts that you need ? ? safe driver ? ? accident-free ? stress, girl ? ? i got the discounts that you need ? ? safe driver ? ? accident-free ? ? everybody put your flaps in the air for me ? i can't lip-synch in these conditions. ? savings ? ? oh, yeah ? my budget used to be hard on me. especially around the holidays. i was pinchin' more than pennies! but thanks to fingerhut.com, now you can shop over 700,000 items
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so what actually is the polite way to introduce a pig? >> call her an actress, singer, and all-around diva. >> yes. and the talk of social media lately after her appearance wit legendary tony bennett at the macy's thanksgiving day parade last week. >> and hear she's a designer working with designer kate spade. >> yes, and the status of her rlgsship with kermit has got people talking again. miss piggy is here to fill us in on all of it. what a year you've it, miss pig i. know, i know.
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i've got this wonderful relationship with kate spade new york. >> and wearing her right now. >> and -- yes! >> looking sharp. >> yes, yes, thank you. >> luvgly. >> how did that come to be? because you're sump a fashion icon anyway? >> pretty much, yeah. yeah. pretty much. but, no, deborah lloyd, cco of kate spade new york called me up, said i am so inspired by you, i have to do something with you. i said, okay. all right. it was just -- it was a match made in heaven. i knew it w the minute she paid for lunch. [ laughter ] >> that's the way it goes. >> yes. >> we're excited. when can we expect to see the new campaign? >> it's happening. it's happening right now. go to katespade.com right now. you'll see all the accessories, handb handbag, ready to wear a and a short i made. >> a gisele going to be really jealous when this whole campaign starts?
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yes. absolutely. you've got to see this stuff. you know? you've got to see it, and, yeah, then this film. it's hilarious. hilarious. it's me, sasha and the empire state building. >> wow. can't beat that. >> yeah. >> i'll watch that kermit is not going to be -- there. it's going to make him so long for you and what used to be. >> i know! isn't it great? going to make him so jealous. >> what is it that went wrong? if you two can't make it, i don't know who n? >> what i'm saying. it's in the air. >> in the same year. >> what? don't tell me they broke up? oh! >> yeah. >> i'm just -- i'm living in my own world, i guess. >> did you have higher hopes? did you think that it would be forever in your heart of hearts? >> well, of course, naturally. a girl always wants that. >> yes. >> but now that it's over, i'm moving on. i'm moving on. i am dating as many men who are
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now. >> so no more frogs for you. >> as many men as possible. preferably not at the same time, though. that can get messy. >> gee, i sense a bit of bitterness. i've got say. >> once i dated a, a flash mob. [ laughter ] that was a mistake. >> get in line, baby. okay -- >> not just because there were so many of them, but because they also were all dressed at santa claus. >> oh, that one, yeah. we have qs in a blanket for you, miss piggy, in our scar struck? >> i ran into matt lauer's car in the parking lot this morning. is that what you mean? >> name a movie that made you cry. >> "titanic". i was so sure they weren't going to hit that iceberg! oh! >> what is the worst thing about getting older, miss piggy? >> i have no idea. >> because you're young and -- >> i don't get older. just younger. >> something you're glad you grew out of? in ten seconds. >> spandex!
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uh-huh. it's try day friday. hoda is off off today so ryan is keeping me great company today. last night we held the annual favorites at the refinery roof top and that was many of the famous things that we're featuring this past year on the show. >> i could not make this part, and i'm particularly excited to check out the goodies. >> who better to review them with us other than style editor. >> yes, i'm excited because they're favorites of you and hoda here in our house.
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modding the favorite thing costa sun glasses made in daytona, florida. this is a great option if you're looking for a new pair of sun glasses for the loved one on the list. >> they always win the best. >> yeah and then make up is a fun thing around here. glam squad loves urban decay. one of the naked pallets >> really. >> i do manke up for the living >> we use this all of the time and mary kay is the make up artist. >> everything is naked and perverted. >> yeah. >> the girls that were there last night. >> and then danny joe jewelry. it's fashion jewelry with high end. it won't turn you green.
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it's a statement piece. it's two sisters. >> they're darling. >> yeah, great design team and used to borrow the medical tools and who knew it would be a hot item for a lot of people. >> yeah we're all wearing it and going to wear it on monday. >> yeah, i'm going to go over to you. >> yeah, i discovered this, and you see it all the time. i was wearing it last night. and everything is made in new york and it's all washable and light weight. this is the cardigan that we gave away last night. thank you ryan. >> yeah. >> check out the website. it's just amazing stuff. >> the fabric is the signature. thank you. you can put it in the purse and don't wrinkle. ryan, don't be afraid. alex is shaping up the fantastic martini shakers.
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dish, just one dish that will knock the socks off anyone who ever eats it? >> we got the recipe for you. a simple roasted chicken with potatoes and vegetables. >> and marc murphy's go-to meal, chef and partner of gray salt and landmark restaurants. i saw him this summer at the greenwich wine and fooft festival this is the meal he said he would make for me if he came to my house. >> it's a great story. every time my kids come home from vacation. what are we having? roast chicken. it's comforting, it's home and everybody likes it. >> but you made it first, were in love with this woman, had to impress her parents and he won her heart. >> coming for dinner. i'll make roast chicken. >> and he's been in the family ever since. this is your way. >> simple ingredients, olive,
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onions, a chicken obviously and some mustard. this is es xrol. i love to cook with es carol. >> of course you do. >> throw a lemon in there, throw some -- >> an entire lemon in there go ahead. >> take herbs, shove the herbs in there. >> the chicken doesn't mind. >> i would hope not. [ laughter ] >> and so difficult to -- >> you have to truss. >> like a figure eight. boom. push the lengths in like that, put the wings over there. flip the little guy upside down. it's a good thing. >> what's the point of that? what's accomplished by -- >> what's happened, it keeps everything together to cook more evenly. >> i'm glad miss piggy isn't here to see this. i really am. she'd be very upset. >> not making pork chops.
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what recipe are re doing? >> then what do we do? >> toss this guy over here. do you have the olive oil. clean up after you touch the chicken always got to make sure. >> a little olive oil on there. look how happy it is. >> not difficult. >> so far, yeah. >> something i could do, marc. which is great. >> are you sure? but you still want to go to restaurants. don't stop going to restaurants and stop cooking. that's not what we need. oh. we need a sip. here we go. >> what temperature? >> about 450. >> toss that in the oven. >> crank that baby up. >> moving along with television, go right along. here it is. >> did you -- >> 15 minutes -- did i put one in there? >> no. >> i think i put one inside. i might have forgot, but it's okay. >> onion goes in there, too. >> you can, if you want. here it is. >> yes. >> happy, happy, as it can be, for about 15 minutes. throw vegetables in there. basically a one-pot cooking
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the oven. >> it's actually very french. >> and extremely simple, too. this i throw back in about 45 minutes. same temperature. 450. go see what it looks like back here, though. >> oh -- [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> [ speaking in foreign language ]. >> yeah. what's in there? >> drippings, all the stuff -- >> it's all about the drippings, isn't it? >> they call this a reduction? that's not a reduction. >> well, it's du call it whatever you want, buddy. >> okay. >> and. >> oui. >> a little mustard and thyme. >> and ends up looking like this. >> like that. exactly. >> then you put it on -- where are we? >> here it is. you've got to taste this. >> here she is, right here. >> have a bite. for me. >> chicken breast and you've got the leg and thigh over there. >> great. >> these are leeks vinaigrette,
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>> delicious. so tender and so -- >> i'm so happy you had all of us on from that greenwich thing we did. told everybody and here we are. >> accomplished it. >> nice job. >> thank you. >> god bless. >> thank you, for this recipe and marc's leek ven grinaigrett to should we put a jellybean on the top? purple? absolutely. ? ? ? ? ? ? i was born a dreamer... ? ? i was born a dreamer... ? i'm hall of famer jerry west and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib
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series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. oh, great. all righty. today we have a special member to add to the growing list of elvis duran's artist of the month. >> her name, maureen marina mo. >> transforming her story into a wonderful album called "paralyze" here with elvis, our good friend to tell us all about it. welcome, hon. >> fantastic.
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signed to labels and already have a career, really, really, really going. even though marina is working very hard from staten island, singing in a lot of different venues, her story is what caught my attention, and now it all begins really big time today on the "today" show. >> that makes it exciting. listen to her story. you were a little girl? >> yes, i was a little girl with an autoimmune disease that left me bound to a wheelchair and i had to live in a children's hospital for months to relearn how to walk and i di ten years until the summer of 2015 when i started having issues with my walking again, with my eyesight and es sof gis igis esophagus testing. after a year of testing i was doeg niced with lyme disease back in may and was inspired to make the song based off these experiences and help bring
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song. >> wait until you hear this song. >> i heard it during rehearsal. it's fabulous. >> this is fabulous. watch this. ? ? trapped in the dark can't even feel my heart beating ? willal or is this just phantom feeling, but i refuse to lose my mind ? ? i'm not giving up on my life ? what's wrong with me i can't breathe
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'cause i won't be paralyzed ? oh-oh ? wake up in pain will this be the day it changes ? oh, i can hardly sleep ? ? more nightmares than dreams ? but i refuse to lose my mind i'm not giving up on my life ? what's wrong with me i can't breathe ? ? but i won't be paralyzed ?
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'cause i won't be paralyzed ? ? oh-oh, 'cause i won't be so afraid of falling back to ? ? who i was before ? beat the odds one more ? fight be back all my fears ? ? what's wrong with me i can't breathe ?
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fighting back, all my fears ? ? 'cause i won't be paralyzed ? i won't be paralyzed ? ? oh-oh, oh-oh-oh i won't be p >> beautiful. wow, marina. that is so great, and such an inspiration, honey. >> thank you. >> i'm so glad you're doing so well. >> thank you. >> thank you, elvis. you bring the best. >> you did a great job by the way. >> fabulous. >> to hear all of elvis' list, find them on our website, and elvis will host the z-100 jingle
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[knock at door] >> jj: you're here! >> gabi: hi! >> jj: i was starting to worry you'd changed your mind. >> gabi: i'm sorry i'm late. i hate to...take care of something, but. >> jj: shouldn't i be giving you flowers? how about we put it with the others? close your eyes. >> gabi: what's going on? >> jj: close your eyes. >> gabi: okay. >> jj: come on. >> gabi: [laughs] you did all this for me? >> jj: this is all

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