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good morning. the defendant bill cosby accused of a sexual assault more than a decade ago. >> how do you feel, sir? >> a frail looking cosby post bail. the first criminal case against the once beloved star, after a slew of accusations. this morning, cosby's attorney speaks out live. from bad to worse. historic flooding intensifies in the midwest. missouri. highways shut down as the mississippi and other major rivers get set to crest at record heights later today. back in the u.s. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen arrives in los
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of u.s. marshals. >> people want to know, what were you thinking? >> this as her son fights his own extradition. why he could remain in mexico for months. and prepping for a party. with an increased eye on security, the world gets set to celebrate the arrival of a new year. today, thursday, december 31st, 2015. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today," with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody. it's new year's eve morning. i'm savannah guthrie alongside craig melvin, alongside matt. this is the night we fear the most. we have to stay up until midnight. >> i'm going try. >> i can't believe that 2015 flew by like that. >> later in the show, we'll tell you how to say good-bye to 2015 in style.
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the criminal case against bill cosby after the legendary actor and comedian was arraigned on a sex assault charge. his attorney calls the charge unjustifies. we'll talk to her and the attorney who represents a dozen cosby accusers. first, let's get the latest from stephanie gosk in pennsylvania. >> good morning, savannah. the prosecutor was racing against the clock to beat an expiring statute of limitations. he said it was cosby's own words from a 2005 deposition that triggered the re-opening of this case and led to a stunning announcement. >> reporter: 78-year-old bill cosby cosby, carrying a cane and stumbling his way into a small pennsylvania courthouse, to face felony charges of aggravated assault. clearing a bail to return to his nearby home where the came began in 2004. prosecutors say that's where
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constand agreed to take pills and drink wine, and became paralyzed as cosby performed sexual acts against her wishes. while no charges were filed at the time, constand filed a civil suit in 2005, settled a year later. it was excerpts from a deposition from that suit that triggered the new criminal case. constand's attorney asking cosby about his purchase of quaaludes in the '70s, a now banned drug. was it in your mind that you were going to use these drugs with young women you wanted to have sex with? cosby answered, yes. >> opening the reopening the case was not a question. >> a former d.a. who refused to prosecutor bill cosby. >> we examined all the evidence that we had available to us. made this determination because it was the right thing to do. >> reporter: in a statement to
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suggested the charges were motivated by local politics, and came as no surprise. we intend to mount a vigorous defense against this unjustified charge, and we expect mr. cosby will be exonerated by a court of law. one of the 12 woman who came forward in the 2005 civil suit said she doesn't believe cosby will admit any wrongdoing at trial. >> i have not ever known him to be a person who tells the truth. so, no, i don't have a particular desire to hear him testify. >> cosby's legal team has denied these allegations from the very beginning. in fact, filing nine defamation accusers. cosby is expected back in court on january 14th. if he's found guilty, he could face up to ten years in prison. mo cosby.
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>> good morning. >> what is his state of mind? how is he viewing the charges? >> i can't testify really about his state of mind personally. he's been accused unjustly of a crime so, certainly, that's upsetting, but he's in good spirits and he knows he has a legal team that is intent on exonerated. >> as we mentioned, this is a charge, a set of charges, that prison. does he fear jail? >> well, it's a charge, and any person who is charged with a crime, the threat of little bit bitter -- liberty interests being lost is there. we're going to get to the facts of this old case that was once decided, such that the former d.a. said there was no need to go further and it belonged in the civil courts. now, through a game of political football, at which my client's
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>> given your dealings so far with this prosecution, do you think there will be discussions about a plea agreement? would you be open to that, or will this case go to trial? >> i have no idea what the prosecutor's office is going to do and what the inner workings are of their system but -- >> would you be open to it? >> my client is not guilty, and there will be no consideration on our part of any sort of arrangement. >> you said in your statement yesterday that you are expecting he will be exonerated. what is the source of that confidence? do you think that this is a weak set of allegations? >> well, it's that, but it's also the fact that a court of law doesn't run like the media does, for example. in that, any person who has a picture or a story or something that they'd like to say, if they're saying it about the right person, and bill cosby is the right person to say something about, then they can air that grievance and have been
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in a court of law, there's a system of laws and rules that judges follow. and i have confidence in that system of justice. as i've said in any number of interviews on this network and elsewhere, i believe when you separate what happens in the court of law from what has been allowed to happen in the fictional court of public opinion, you will get an outcome to justice requires. >> one possibility is if a judge were to allow it in a pretrial hearing, that other accusers could come forward. it's not certain they would be permitted to testify, but is that a key consideration in your mind, that you could see a set of other accusers be allowed to testify, to try to establish some kind of pattern? >> we expect the d.a., who is highly motivated, fulfilling a campaign promise, not necessarily interested in e getting justice, but in the ad
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where he said, bruce castor doesn't care about the victims, isn't tough on crime. these are the things that campaigns are made of. now, backed into a corner, it seems like the almost new d.a. has had to fulfill that promise. i'm sure that they will do whatever it is they can to try to convince the judge to consider all types of evidence that doesn't belong in a court. again, we will defend against it, and i have confidence in the judicial system. >> pardon -- >> and judges will make the right decision. >> part of the reason this case was brought was because of a look at the deposition taken in connection with the civil litigation in this case. is this a situation where mr. cosby's own words have come back and come back to bite him? >> no. i think this is a situation where the district attorney's office has come back to bite it, happen.
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chose to end the investigation, publicly saying there was not sufficient evidence to go forward. it was that d.a.'s office who had my client participate in a civil process. now, it's the same d.a.'s office who is trying to use the communicating and participating -- that would have never happened and, frankly, was illegally released through a court reporter -- they're trying to use that and say it was a basis for these charges. also, if you look at the deposition itself, which now is out there, wasn't supposed to be, but is, then you'll see there is no admission of criminal wrongdoing with respect to mr. cosby. there is detailed testimony about this incident and others. >> a lot of people will say, if he's not guilty, why would he have settled a case with her? obviously, there's a difference between a civil case and a criminal case, but a person just watching at home thinks, if you think someone is lying, why do you pay them money? why do you settle? >> i don't really think that that's what people at home think.
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much more savvy than that, and they have to deal with situations in their own lives where they have people who are threatening them. who are threatening to come after their homes or their lifestyle or their work or their reputation or their career, decades of whatever it is they've done in their own capacities. they know there are times it's wise to settle claims rather than fight them, especially if it's something where you believe everything you're working for will be lost. this may have been one of those times. i'm bound right now, oddly enough, i can't even believe it myself, my client is still bound by a confidentiality agreement in this case. even though the direct attorney's office pressed charges. even the person who brought the civil suit is apparently voluntarily cooperating. we have to toe the line until a court tells us we're free to speak. i'm sure in the court documents for this case, once we are
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said, everything will be made clear. >> monique pressley, good to have you. it's a long road just beginning. hope to speak to you again. >> thank you for having me. >> also speaking out is gloria allred, representing 29 people who claim they suffered at the hands of bill cosby. >> good morning, craig. >> what has been the reaction by your clients to the news of the suit filed yesterday? >> very happy. andrea constand, the alleged victim, is going to have her day in court. that the justice system is going to permit her to be able to testify and have a jury decide on the allegations that she has made. that's so important. for most of the many, many alleged victims that i represent, if not all, they are barred by the statute of limitations, by the arbitrary
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having their cases prosecuted, even if there were a district attorney who believed that case could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. but andrea is within that statute of limitations in pennsylvania and, therefore, a prosecution is going to go forward. very, very happy about that. >> i want to pick up on something ms. pressley just said. a lot of what ms. constand alleges, the details are early ly eerily similar to what dozens of other women said happened to them. how real of a possibility is it that these other women could be called to testify? >> montgomery county indicated in the press release if there are other alleged victims, they should contact detectives. law enforcement is well aware of the many clients that i have represented and i do represent
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it's all on my website. gloria allred.com. we've done news conferences. they're aware of it. if, in fact, the prosecutor feels that some of the descriptions by my clients are of same or similar acts, as alleged in the charges against mr. cosby, many of my clients have already indicated that they will be prepared to testify in the criminal case if their testimony would be considered rel vabt evant and admissible. >> are there women that have contacted you who have not come forward yet, who have made similar accusations against bill cosby? >> the answer is yes, yes and yes. even before the charges yesterday, some of whom said they would be prepared to testify, but didn't want to go public before that time. since yesterday, i've had even more contacts from even more women. >> gloria allred, thank you so
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another story we're following, this historic flooding wreaking havoc in several states. the waters rising across missouri, illinois and other parts of the south, as officials monitor the levies in danger of breech ing breaching. miguel almaguer has more. >> the river has risen to 30 feet above flood stage. there is good news. it appears this river crested a few hours ago. the bad news, there are several levies that are in jeopardy over. >> reporter: this morning, the mississippi, the missouri and the marimack rivers are raging. homes have washed away. apart. dead. a death toll many fear will rise with the water. >> i've never seen that before,
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parts of i-44 shut down. the coast guard and the national eployed. rescue. outside st. louis, flood records have been shattered. in eureka, they've never been hit this hard. >> four feet high here, because i'm six feet tall. >> reporter: with hundreds of homes now islands, thousands more are in danger. nearly two dozen levy risk. ity ies are down. rising river cresting around valley park, where nearly 900 get out. >> it's devastating to think about everything. our own home going under with everything in it. >> reporter: with the missouri river in st. louis expecting to crest today, the flood stage sits at 30 feet. the water here expected to reach 13 feet above that. they're packing tens of thousands of sandbags to fortify
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the next 24 hours, critical, as the water rises. any sense of comfort vanishes. >> i pray everything goes good and we're safe. >> overnight, another major freeway, i-55, has also been shut down. before. the u.s. army core of engineers is worried. the question now, will the riverbanks hold back all the water? savannah and craig, back to you. >> thank you. believe it or not, we are hours away from the start of a new year, and people are getting ready to celebrate at home and around the world. police are tightening security in the wake of recent terror attacks and foiled plots. nbc's ron mott is a few blocks away in times square. good morning to you, sir. >> hey, craig, good morning to you. the big day, finally here. officials in new york city say they are ready to stop any threats that might emerge tonight. around the world, as you
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security precautions go into place. one city is going so far as to cancel its new year's eve celebration. >> happy new year! >> reporter: this morning, americans are getting ready to ring in the new year. law enforcement is preparing, too. on the lookout for any suspicious activity in cities throughout the country. in new york, police are deploying up to 6,000 officers in times square. nearly 1 million people will midnight tonight. >> we strategically deploy our offices to areas where there >> reporter: earlier this month, the nypd conducted a demonstration of its new strategic response group, a unit designed for critical incidents eve. in los angeles, officials are dpeer parade. in chicago, security
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their new year's eve preparations. officials say there is no credible terror threat. major events are scheduled to go on as planned. overseas, authorities are taking more extreme precautions. in paris, there will be no fireworks show. the city still reeling from november's terror attack, is mobilizing 11,000 police and than last year. festivity ies over fear of a terror threat. >> three, two, one, happy new year! >> reporter: at home, spirits remain high. law enforcement, training for weeks, hoping to ensure that americans have a safe and happy start to 2016. >> considering the high level of security that will be in place tonight, one nypd official said, new york city and times square in particular, might be the safest place in the world today.
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>> ron mott in times square. thanks. new developments in the san bernardino terror attack. a federal grand jury on wednesday indicted a friend of one of the shooters. enrique marquez is accused of conspireing with farook to commit terror attacks in 2011 and 2012. he's accused of making false statements when buying the guns used in the shootings. 14 people were killed when farook and his wife opened fire at the conference center december 2nd. the rain has stopped in missouri, but awful situation. >> the rain has been stopped for a couple days, but it takes a while for all of the water to work its way from the tributaries and the smaller rivers to fill into the mississippi. we've had a lot of the flooding near st. louis. over the course of the next couple days, we are going to see this threat go farther to the south, once the water reaching areas like arkansas, where we'll see flooding through the weekend.
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seeing major flooding right now. we'll see that threat through arkansas all weekend long. we do also have rain across the southeast. we've had pockets of heavier rain that's produced flooding across the southeast. with this moisture streaming in from the gulf of mexico, northern florida could see downpours today and into tomorrow. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local weight watchers has changed. our all-new beyond the scale program puts the focus the number on the scale. lose weight while eating healthier, with all new smartpoints. and move more by including fitness in ways that work for you. see how good you'll feel with the new weight watchers beyond the scale program! join for free now and lose 10 pounds on us. >> bri: good morning, everybody. happy new year's eve. a little damp and a little cool
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that damp air and replace with it some drier air working into the afternoon, which means that we do have some sunshine in store and also some melting as those temperatures finally climb. we're into the low to mid-40s for most spots with a light breeze out of the west-northwest, and first night looking really good. dry and cool. wind-chill readings making it feel like it's in the mid-20sing but it's a very cold start to the new year as we drop into the >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, brought back to the u.s. overnight as her son fights extradition from mexico. the decision that could drag out this case for weeks or months. also ahead, a year in the life of the president through the lens of his official first, this is "today" on
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it is cold. it is portsmithy. it is foggy outside. bri eggers has a check of the forecast for us. >> bri: yeah, unanimous circumstance it's raw and damp, but that's only for the morning hours. our temperatures, unlike yesterday, are either at the freezing mark or just above it. as you can see for the city of boston, 35 right now. 40 degrees in plymouth. still some patchy fog remaining with us for next couple hours. mist and drizzle. but we do get some milder temperatures for the afternoon. low to mid-40s for most with some sunshine in store. nancy? >> nancy: boston getting ready for the new year. the police commissioner says there is no threat to the city and there a good plan in place that includes a lot of officers, including some who are undercover. state police reminding drivers to remove snow and ice from your vehicle before hitting the road. ice flew off a truck smashing this windshield in andover. the driver suffered cuts on his face and eyes from broken glass. i'm nancy chen.
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7:30 now, thursday morning, the last day of 2015. good-bye, 2015. >> can't believe it. >> there's times square getting ready, all dolled up. one million people will come to ring in the new year later tonight. back in studio 1a, let's look at some of the news that's happening right now. bill cosby's free on a $1 million bond following his arrest on a sex assault charge in pennsylvania. it involves a former temple university employee who cosby invited to his home in 2004. in our last half hour, cosby's attorney told savannah that she's confident her client will
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the midwest dealing with historic flooding today. the mississippi is expected to flood in st. louis. later today, it'll be 13 feet above flood stage. heavy turbulence is blamed for injuries to 21 passengers on an air canada flight. it was going from toronto to shanghai. it made an emergency landing. the mother of so-called affluenza teen ethan couch is back in the u.s. she was flown from mexico to the u.s. overnight where she was handed over to u.s. marshals. her son won a temporary delay in his extradition. let's get to gabe gutierrez for the latest. >> good morning. there were a lot of fast moving developments overnight. ethan couch's mother is expected back here in texas to face a judge at some point. the question is when. her son is still in mexico. for how long? >> reporter: this morning, tonya couch, the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, is
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deported from mexico, she arrived in los angeles overnight. >> people want to know, what were you thinking? >> reporter: prosecutors in texas planning to charge her with hindering an arrest for allegedly helping her son run from authorities. a felony that could put her behind bars for up to ten years if she's convicted. meanwhile, ethan couch was rushed from this immigration facility to mexico city. earlier, his fully retained mexican authorities filed paperwork to block his deportation. now, a judge must decide. >> it's on their time schedule. we've seen these happen as quickly as two weeks to two months. it depends on the court system down there. >> reporter: jason mills is an export in deportation law. >> does this indicate that ethan couch wants to stay in mexico for the long haul? >> i think it does. or at least ethan wants to stay anywhere besides the united states. >> reporter: this gritty
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where the couches were found. the pair didn't register when they crossed into the country in this pickup truck. a cell phone call they made to domino's pizza helped investigators pinpoint their location. couch had been on the run since failing to check in with his probation officer. the 18-year-old killed four people when he drove drunk. the prosecution argued he flew up -- grew up too after affluent and didn't know right from wrong. the pair flew a going away party before they went missing. >> in his first public comments since the appearance, couch's father released a statement through the attorney saying, he's fully cooperating with the investigation. investigators don't believe he helped them run from the law. >> thank you very much.
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weather for dylan in for al. again, another unseasonably warm day is coming to an end. >> it's not going to be too cold, it'll be regular. >> for january. so much above average up and down the east coast, that we've temperatures. it'll feel like a shock to the system once we get to the colder air. through today, the last day of the year, new york city will still be above average with a temperature of 48 degrees. roanoke, 54. charleston, 16 degrees above average, high of 75 degrees. through the weekend, we'll get cleveland. raleigh will sink to the lower 50s by the time we get to saturday. new york will be in the low to mid 40s, which is more typical for this time of year, if not a touch above average. atlanta will sink to the mid 50s, too. even florida, we're looking at 50s. as yes plan for the day today, there's not a lot going on. we'll see lake-effect snow around the great lakes. for tonight for the new year's
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at mostly clearly skies. on new year's day, showers along the gulf coast, but most of the country looking >> bri: good morning, everybody. happy new year's eve. a little damp and a little cool to start, but we'll kick out that damp air and replace with it some drier air working into the afternoon, which means that we do have some sunshine in store and also some melting as those temperatures finally climb. we're into the low to mid-40s for most spots with a light breeze out of the west-northwest, and first night looking really good. dry and cool. wind-chill readings making it feel like it's in the mid-20sing but it's a very cold start to the new year as we dr >> that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. what's the deal with that? president obama was trading some one liners with jerry seinfeld. they made us laugh, made us cry, the top commercials of 2015. welcome. we have three chevy's here. i want you to place this vehicle that you think was
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a fst daughter drops by the oefl office oval office to see her dad. the president with a mom's twin sons. the first lady wiping a tear. nbc news lot an exclusive first look. >> i probably take between 500 and 2,000 a day. probably about 250,000 a year, somewhere in that -- >> over seven years? >> over seven years. >> we're talking -- >> a lot of pictures. >> reporter: part of his mission, to document history. president obama and the first family greeting pope francis. a handshake with cuba's castro. a big smile after the iran nuclear deal. mr. president there for vice president biden at his son's funeral. >> he is the president of the united states, but he's also a human being. i try to show his personality as best i can. there's obviously a lot of pictures with little kids in my year end gallery.
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>> reporter: that's deputy national security adviser ben rhodes daughter ella before the party. >> have you ever seen a president lying on the floor with a baby in an elephant suit? >> definitely not. >> reporter: the obama administration's wide open policy door for staff children. >> a lot of them are children of working moms, and he knows what a sacrifice they make, in terms of being at work a lot. >> reporter: this gallery has 111 pictures. what's his favorite? >> it'll hopefully be the one i make later today or tomorrow. that's what keeps you going. you're trying to get a good picture tomorrow. >> reporter: ron allen, nbc honolulu. >> 2,000 pictures a day. giving a behind the scenes look
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one of the most favorited the president with a baby in a mini pope mobile. the number one picture of the year, the president with ella in the white house. year in photos at today.com. 2,000 photos a day. >> amazing. >> what a fantastic job. >> it's amazing. he's so be professional. he comes in, takes the picture and is out. can you imagine the stories he has to tell, not that he'd tell them. he's seen it all. >> thank you, sheinelle. everything you need to know about tonight's celebration. mr. manners will help us dodge those embarrassing situations. >> i thought you were talking about these two. carson and and i sure had a lot on my mind when i got out of the hospital after a dvt blood clot. what about my family? my li'l buddy? and what if this happened again? i was given warfarin in the hospital but i wondered if this was the right treatment for me.
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>> this is 7 news now. >> sarah: good morning on this thursday, it's 7:57 as you take a live look at boston. let's send it over the bri eggers for this forecast on christmas -- what am i saying? new year's eve, not christmas eve. >> bri: we're flipping the switch with the weather. it's damp and cool outside. now we still have some drizzle and mist and fog that's hanging around. our temperatures are either at freezing or above that mark. 36 for the city of boston. 37 for worcester. and we will see more warming this afternoon, which will also include some melting highs in the low to mid-40s. >> sarah: thanks, bri. the man who was killed in a collision with the secret service in new hampshire should not have been behind the wheel.
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a little party never killed nobody it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, your one-stop shot to bring in 2016. a preview of the crowd in times square. we'll kick off a preview with hosts carson and andy cohen. today, thursday, december 31st, 2015. >> happy new year! >> we're here to see the ball drop. >> happy new year from the
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we're having twins! >> from mississippi, happy new year. >> may your new year's sparkle and shine. bring it on, 2016. >> happy new year. welcome back to "today." good morning, everyone. it is december 31st, 2015. in sydney, australia, it is 2016 already. that's a live picture. year. >> happy new year to the plaza, as well. large crowd. >> we are not far behind sydney. we'll celebrate the new year in a few hours from now. thanks for having you with us. we have craig in for matt. dylan in for al. sheinelle in for carson. why am i working today? >> you got the short straw. today, the attorney for bill
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unjustly accused in a game of political football. cosby is free on $1 million bail after being charged with aggravated indecent assault. stephanie gosk has more. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. i'm outside of bill cosby's home, the scene of the alleged crime from over a decade ago. the prosecutor in the case was racing against the clock to beat an expiring statute of limitations. he says, in part, this case was reopened because of cosby's own words from a 2005 deposition. that led to the stunning announcement. now, cosby's legal team suggests that it was motivated, the decision in part, by local politic politics, and the d.a. used this case as political football in a recent election. cosby's defense attorney spoke with savannah this morning. she was asked if her client would consider a plea deal. this is what she had to say. >> my client is not guilty, and
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on our part of any sort of arrangement. >> cosby's defense team has denied these allegations from the very beginning. in recent weeks, they've filed nine defamation lawsuits against the accusers. cosby is expected back in the courtroom on january 14th. if he's found guilty on these charges, natalie, he faces up to ten years in prison. >> stephanie, thanks. the mother of the so-called affluenza teen, ethan couch, is back in the u.s. after she was deported from mexico. tonya couch arrived in los angeles early this morning on her way back to texas, where prosecutors plan to charge her with hingering an arrest. her son is still in mexico after a judge blocked his deportation. he's been held in mexico city. today, the mississippi river is expected to crest in st. louis, 13 feet above flood stage. in valley park, missouri, some neighborhoods are surrounded by water. hundreds of homes are flooded.
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the flooding is blamed for more than 20 deaths. in the presidential race, jeb bush is shaking up his campaign with a few weeks to go before the first votes are cast. head, south carolina. good morning. >> good morning, natalie. jeb bush says his new year's resolution is winning. to have a shot at that, his campaign says they're changing up their strategy. in a sudden move, pulling money off the airwaves in iowa and south carolina. >> reporter: jeb bush, now insisting his latest move is not a desperate one. >> because it's not. having the best organization on the ground is how you win. >> reporter: it's why bush says he's shifting staffers out of his miami headquarters to key early states, like new hampshire, where he's betting it all, and cancelling $3 million worth of tv ads. the latest shakeup in a campaign struggling to find its footing,
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when bush led the gop race. even presidential star power support from his father and brother hasn't lifted him out of single digits in recent national polls. >> i'm tough, and i'm tough. >> reporter: call it the donald trump effect. in a new interview this morning, bush is calling trump a creature of barack obama. >> but for barack obama, donald trump's effect would not be nearly as strong as it is. we're living in a divided country right now, and we need political leaders rather than continuing to divide us, as both president obama and donald trump do, to unite us. >> reporter: trump, sounding frustrated with bush's attack. him. he's down to two or three. it bothers me, when i see a guy spending $60 million on ads against me, a lot of it. >> reporter: suggesting a new move for his republican rival in the new year. >> why is he doing this?
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he should go home, relax. >> as we look ahead to the start of 2016, on this new year's eve, a deadline for candidates, how much money they've raised over the last three months. overnight, ben carson's campaign pulled in about $23 million, more than last quarter. and a bit more than ted cruz, who is coming in at nearly $20 million. a cruz campaign aid telling me, they're releasing the figure to show what they call cruz's strength heading into the iowa caucus a month away. >> a lot of money all around. thank you. if you thought baseball fans in the u.s. went all out to catch home runs and fly balls, take a look at this. this happened at a cricket match in australia. a ball was hit into the stands, and one fan throws caution to the wind as he lungs and catches it upside down. the women he landed on though, it. as our friend len would say, nobody got hurt.
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>> i hope one of the women wasn't his girlfriend or wife. >> those balls hurt, too. >> yeah. >> they're like lead. >> didn't know that about cricket balls. >> thank you. >> the more you know. it's new year's eve, and we, of course, know all about that. sometimes you have a party and there will be difficult personalities. >> awkwardness. we called in mr. manners himself. he's here to help us politely mix and mingle as we ring in the new year. always good to see you. >> good morning, everyone. >> this is one of my favorite games. >> i know. we'll role play. you'll talk about the different personalities you might encounter and how to deal with them. you're starting with her friend -- >> slubby sam. >> here's the thing, on new year's eve, we have the opportunity to be our best selves. perhaps, some of us, if we're lucky, are going to multiple parties. you have a chance to make a good impression at each one.
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and khakis, maybe throw on a jacket, tie. >> sequence. >> that's right, exactly. >> step it up. >> even if i'm dressed to the nines and i show up, i certainly don't want to be wallflower walter. who is that? >> he doesn't mingle, doesn't speak with anybody, a little shy, hangs around the host, the only person you'll know. there's a chance you'll be at a lot of parties you don't know people. >> what are good conversation starters? >> what are your new year's resolutions? what was your favorite moment of 2015? favorite movie of 2015. >> easy starters. >> you make it easy. i'm always like, what's going on? >> hey. >> what's up? >> how was your last physical? okay. i am unannounced ursula. not only do i come to the party, i may bring my friends. >> we don't want to do that. there are a few hours left
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get in your r svps now. it's a little late but better than minutes before the party. merrier. don't show the angry face when somebody shows up with unannounced guests. but don't be that person. >> that brings them. >> i'm kissed on the lips kendra. >> i'm afraid of this person. what do i do? >> it was not typecasting, natalie. >> thank god. >> at midnight, you want to keep it playful but not passionate, unless this is someone you're involved with or there's been obvious chemistry throughout the night. >> the midnight kiss, the girl that comes along and is like, let's mooch. >> kissing everyone. >> exactly. you'll get a reputation going into 2016 you probably don't want. >> it would seem like kiss on the lips kendra and guzzling gabby are the same person. >> i thought we weren't typecasting.
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>> you're going to keep the campaign glass in the left hand, keeping the right hand free for handshakes. grab it by the shem tem, not the bowl. if you hold it by the bowl, it'll warm it up quicker. you also get the clink. >> i heard you weren't supposed to clink, you were supposed to approach. like approach, not clink. how do you feel about that? >> drinking champagne, wine, is all about engaging every sense, which is why you smell the wine when you drink it. the clinking is part of engaging the senses. >> we always learn something when you're here, thomas. >> let's clink. >> you need champagne. >> make eye contact when you clink. >> exactly. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. when we come back, how to get out of any awkward situation. worlds colliding. jerry seinfeld goes one on one
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they were swapping it out for something more healthy. salad and things like this. a lot of people are upset. chick-fil-a has given the makeup gift for the change. i'll show it to you. what you are about to see is chick-fil-a's 70-year-old secret coleslaw recipe. >> wow! >> they're giving it away? >> they said because this recipe holds a special place in our hearts and history, we're excited to give it to you to enjoy at home. the coleslaw is going to be off the menu as of january 11th. >> they're going to replace it with healthy options. >> yeah. >> broccoli, salad. >> i don't understand it. if people love it, leave it on. if people don't order it, it's their business. >> don't remove it completely. >> let the people decide. >> it's paying for itself. >> now, you can get the recipe. >> the coleslaw may come back. >> it may. >> is that your prediction for 2016? >> like the mcrib. phase it out and it comes back.
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>> it's on demand. >> a lot of folks upset with old navy over shirts they designed for toddlers. check these out. old navy selling these shirts artist. as you can see, the word artist is crossed out and replaced with president. people, naturally, took their outrage to twitter. have you seen this? old navy clearly ignorant to the world. you lost me, old navy. another made a comment about who likely designed the shirt. old navy doesn't employ artists. oh, wait, they do. old navy said, we take our responsibility to customers seriously. we would never intentionally offend anyone, and we are sorry if that has been the case. this particular tee, we've decided to discontinue the design and we'll work to remove the item from our stores. irritated.
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funny but they were ditching artists. >> president obama could wear it. he did not become an artist. >> way to find the silver lining, dylan. rebecca of sunny brook farms over here. we've all experienced an awkward moment. pretty much every day on this show. we're told when a situation violates the social norms, of course, we don't know how to react, so it's basically awkward because we make it awkward. so we have tips. we're here for you. >> this is good. >> how to recognize and manage a case of awkwardness. one, reck ognize that has happening is normal and everybody experiences it. two, call it out. acknowledge the weirdness. maybe do a joke, lighten the mode. don't run away, is take three. that would be even more awkward. like, bye. most importantly, be kind. you can always bring up something else.
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>> situations are awkward, and sometimes running away is justified. in an elevator, there was a woman not pregnant, and i -- >> rule number one. >> you know what? it was a long time ago. >> never ask if someone is pregnant. >> i got off on a floor not mine. >> unless it was the maternity floor, you do not ask. >> nobody is pregnant here. >> i know. >> craig may be a little pregnant. now to jerry seinfeld and the president, and taylor swift's tease. >> i love this. jerry seinfeld's web series kicked off last night and featured a special guest, president barack obama. take a look. >> don't you think every american child is a president, and a grow up loving the president? >> i do well with the 0 to 8 demographic. >> really? >> they love me.
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big, and i look a little like a cartoon character. >> right. can you adjust the temperature in here? have you touch add thermostat? >> no, i make a call. >> if i slid open your underwear drawer, one brand or a number of brands? >> you have to go with one brand. >> one brand, one color? >> of course. this is a critical concept. >> more work you don't need. you have to go off at some point with food. what's your thing? >> nachos. it's one of those where i have to have it taken away. i'll have the guacamole coming out of my eyeballs. >> what sport is politics? is it chess? is it liar's poker? >> probably most like football. you have to punt a lot. but every once in a while, you'll see a hole, and then there's open field. >> i love it. thing. jerry seinfeld tweeted about the episode. me, the most powerful man in the
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results 19 minutes of nonsense. said as only jerry can. the sequel to "finding nemo" is set to come out in june. the first look at two new characters. bailee the bailey the whale. voiced by ty burrel. finally, 2015 has been a good year for taylor swift. the singer released her fifth album, 1989, and went on a world tour. taylor isn't done yet. she tweeted a screen grab, teasing her new video for "out of the woods." the singer appears to be covered in dirt as she looks into the camera with a fierce gaze. the video will premiere tonight. >> looks like something out of the hung er "hunger games" ." >> her videos are involved. >> she perfected the fierce
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i'll perfect mine in 2016. >> mine is awkward. >> very cute. >> let's run >> bri: good morning, everybody. happy new year's eve. a little damp and a little cool to start, but we'll kick out that damp air and replace with it some drier air working into the afternoon, which means that we do have some sunshine in store and also some melting as those temperatures finally climb. we're into the low to mid-40s for most spots with a light breeze out of the west-northwest, and first night looking really good. dry and cool. wind-chill readings making it feel like it's in the mid-20sing but it's a very cold start to the new year as we dr >> that's your latest forecast. savannah and craig? >> thank you so much. times square is one of the top destinations in the world to ring in the new year. if you can't be there in person, you can count on carson to bring the festivities to you. >> in about a minute, you're going to get the baptism of a brand-new year. another chance to get it right.
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>> where's my wife? >> feels good. >> four, three, two, one! happy new year! >> very impressive. >> we're singing. >> happy new year, everybody. >> i'm here with my man, carson, taking over. >> oh, my gosh. man b to, oobs. look who is with carson. >> andy cohen. >> i'm taking my shirt off at midnight. >> and your pants, you promised. >> both. >> this is a broadcast network. keep it family. >> right. >> you have a special edition of hollywood game night. >> it's live. >> is that a good idea? >> that's a good question, craig. >> live with celebrities playing games on new year's eve? >> with alcohol, yes, it's a fantastic idea. >> andy doesn't do anything not live. >> it's true. >> i can appreciate that. >> then i can't get in trouble if something goes wrong. it was life ve. >> we have you on a 15-second delay.
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>> last year, i turned away when the shirt started coming off. >> yes. >> you look like you may have been the only sober person there on the stage. >> i've been doing this almost 20 years in times square, and it's really changed throughout the years. i used to get up and it was a serious broadcasting night, you give the information. over the years, that has given away to really just doing what everybody else at home is doing, and that's having fun. we have andy, great friends that are really funny. we have great music. gwen stefani. more importantly, we have the right crew. we're going to be drinking and looking back on the year. we'll have a party in times square. >> what's your drink of choice? >> makers gingera ale. >> that's mine. >> if you want makers market anything in times square, every bottle, andy collected it. >> who are your celebrities for game night?
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john stamos, bob saget, whitney cummings. >> bob saget live? i hope you have a delay. >> serious delay, yeah. >> what are the resolutions this year, 2016? >> for me, it's to try and drink and eat a little more. i go the other way. i'm a busy man. >> more cardio. work on my friendship with carson. >> it seems like it's solid. >> it's rock solid. >> it's been fast. >> what else can you tell us about tonight? >> what else do you want to know? >> it'll be great. >> game night for an hour, and that's live. it'll be a disaster. let's be honest. >> yeah. then we're walking to you. >> he's like, no, we have to do it live. >> then we're walking over to you. >> they'll come to me. >> a live walk? >> to you. that's the only way to get to you, allegedly. yes, we'll cover the walk with all the roof cams in new york. make your way to me, sit by a
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no. all these witty, cool, funny people will go off. >> folks are already starting to packpee? >> where are you? >> should i have to go at 30 rock before i go? >> you're going now. leave. i don't know what's going to happen. >> oh, my gosh. >> don't m anything. it's more. >> oh, my gosh. >> carson daly, andy cohen, looking forward to tonight. >> thanks, guys. >> happy new year. >> so excited. >> love you guys. >> drink lots of water. >> 10:00/9:00 central with nbc's new year's eve game night with andy cohen. andy walks to carson in times square to bring in 2016. >> you have to get out of here. >> that's true. i'm going on vacation. peace out. >> happy new year's to you. >> right now. >> literally. >> yes, they said to go.
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>> yeah, sort of. >> don't forget to take your mike off. >> we're not done yet. coming up, last-minute recipes to make your party pop as you watch andy and carson tonight. >> do you have who coined the term "side bread?" because there's nothing "side" about this bread. it may look like the moon. but it's the star of the show. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. that sound. like nails on a
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but listen to this: (family talking) that's a different kind of sound. the sound of the weekend. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. >> this is 7news now. >> sarah: good morning, everybody. 8:27 on this thursday morning as we take a live look outside. new year's eve today. let's send it over to bri eggers with more on your forecast. >> bri: thanks, sarah. a little dreary and a little damp. we have areas of drizzle and mist and fog with us, cool temperatures that are at the freezing mark, as you see in bedford, 32, or just above it. in the mid-30s. s be 37. 37 in worcester. we will boost those temperatures a touch this afternoon as drier air works in. even some sunshine in store with highs in the low to mid-40s. >> sarah: boston getting ready to ring in the new year as police step up security to make sure festivities around the city are safe. the police commissioner says
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welcome back. it's a thursday morning, the 31st of december, 2015, the last day of the year. we have a huge crowd here on the plaza. getting a jump start on their new year's celebration. hello, folks. some of the folks are probably going to --
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drop tonight? a loud crowd. they have to save the voice to ring in 2016. >> some folks don't care about their folks. good looking crowd. as we mentioned, savannah really did have to leave early. she was going on vacation. >> had to get out of here. >> hopefully, she'll make it to the airport. a procrastinate ors guide to throw a party at home. easy things you can do. mindy kaling's project for 2016, read a book. she'll walk you through her favorites. bob harper is here to fill us in on a twist coming to his show, and tips to get the year off to a good start. first, get a check of the weather from dylan. >> times square, it is going to be nice in the northeast. temperatures near 50 degrees today. the great lakes, we have lake-effect snow. across the southeast, we'll see
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southern georgia. temperatures are cool through the northern plains. tonight at midnight, temperatures still in the '40s in new york city. we're in the teens and 20s through the upper midwest. temperatures only in the upper 20s for areas like seattle. 32 in oregon. on new year's day, the first day of 2016, little showery along the gulf coast, but the northeast in the 40s. it is a little chilly but sunny >> bri: good morning, everybody. happy new year's eve. a little damp and a little cool to start, but we'll kick out that damp air and replace with it some drier air working into the afternoon, which means that we do have some sunshine in store and also some melting as those temperatures finally climb. we're into the low to mid-40s for most spots with a light breeze out of the west-northwest, and first night looking really good. dry and cool. wind-chill readings making it feel like it's in the mid-20sing but it's a very cold start to the new year as we
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>> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. what's a new year's eve party without kathie lee and hoda, especially when new year's eve is on a thirsty thursday. >> they're kicking off the celebrations on nbc with a toast to 2015. it's the ultimate look at the buzziest stories and events of the year. they invited their celebrity friends to the party. >> 2016, non-resolution, i am not willing to drink less. >> one thing i won't be doing in 2016 is diving further into technology. i'm going to try to keep it simple this year, and just be in the moment. >> i will not be giving up cheese. i know that for certain. >> to not look back at this past year. instead, i look forward to the future. >> next year, i will not be wearing culottes. >> i won't be getting an iphone. no, i might. i probably will. >> i'm not going to wear culottes.
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social media and i'm not weaning myself off my phone. >> i will not stop eating chunky peanut butter out of the jar in the middle of the night. >> i will not start dressing like a proper gentleman. >> fantastic. >> it's going to be a fun night. >> what are you not going to be doing next year? >> i am not going to be looking back. i'm going to seize the day. >> i love the energy. >> i enjoyed it so much, i wanted you to say it again. you're passionate about that. >> getting on my case. once again, the two-hour special, a toast to 2015, airs tonight at 8:00/7:00 central, on nbc. up next, we're watching up with mindy kaling. she'll reveal her list of must-read books.
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back now at 8:36 with help for a new year's resolution that might be on our list. reading more in 2016. actress and author mindy kaling took us to skylight books in los angeles and shared some of her faf rit favorite books with us. >> this book, i love. it's called "inside chef's at europe." it has amazing photographs, great recipes, and simple recipe recipes. you also see these beautiful pictures. man, that guy's fridge is awesome. if my fridge looked like this, i would be stoked. look at the fruit. my fridge has never seen fruit. here are two of my favorite books. one is a classic, "bridget jones dairy," which was also one of my favorite movies. >> the greatest book of all time.
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affairs of nathaniel p. it's realistic and kind of cringe-worthy, in how well detailed it is. i think they actually make a good pair of books to give to somebody. this is a great book. this is the "best american mystery stories." it was edited by one of my favorite mystery authors. sometimes a big book seems like a big assignment. with these, read one before you go to sleep, then have terrible nightmares and want to read another one the next day. "we should all be feminists," a famous essay sampled in the beyonce song "flawless." >> believes in the social, political and economic equality. >> she's the writer where when she says something, you're like, i wish i said that.
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i think a lot of people feel reluctant to say they're feminists which, to me, is a pity. i think if you read this, more people would be like, yeah, i'm a human. i'm a feminist. you wouldn't be scared of the term. huh, "why not be" by mindy kaling. in the humor section. i don't know. i think it should be in the classic section. i'm going to buy it. "this was this was my favorite book as a kid, "harriett the spy." i, too, kind of look like a little boy with the round face and glasses. it's not a book about her being cute or fashionable or starting a makeup company. it's about her being smart and using her brain, which i love. my dad used to read this book to me when i was growing up, and he'd read one chapter a night. it's the thing i looked forward to the most. thank you.
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i just bought a bag full of more books to read. yeah, that's it. i think they're good. i think you're going to like them. >> nice, i love it. huge thanks to mindy. you should add her latest book "why not me" to your list. >> great book. >> really good. we also have mindy's picks on our website, today.com. we they asked us to come up with our favorite book. i love "organ r phan train." it's about two generations of women who were orphans, but completely different decades, but how they come together and finding family and survival. >> how about you? >> i shook it up. the question was the highlight or the books that marked your 2015. here's the deal when you have three kids, these two books we read every single night. i kept it real with you. " "pete the cat" at the end, he
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do you cry? goodness no. i say to my kids, do you cry? goodness no! >> every pete the kid, i sing the song. i love my white shoes >> absolutely. >> mine is the third book of the ken follett trilogy series. it's the first one happens around world war i. the second is around world war ii. this happens around vietnam era. all of these lives intertwine. it's so good. i did travel with this one. >> yours? >> it's if the the "the world and me." it is absolutely fantastic. beautifully written. >> let's do an exchange. >> dylan, you talk about this on
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>> it's a letter he wrote to his 15-year-old son in the wake of what we've seen in this country over the past year. the violence we've seen. anyway, it's a fascinating read. >> thank you. >> we should do a book club more often. >> we should. up next, bob harper has the skinny on beginning the new year in a healthy way. tips, as well.
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back now at 8:44. nbc's "the biggest loser" returns monday night. the theme of the season, temptation. there will be new twists to keep the challenges fresh. >> whoa. >> we've changed that gym. >> oh. >> really?
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just training you, i'm your new host. >> yay! >> the crowd goes wild. bob harper is here with us on this new year's eve. >> they were excited. >> you've been with the show from the beginning. from training and, as you mentioned, the host. how has it been? >> really exciting this year. i have been on the show since season one. being the host of the show, i really wanted to bring my passion, my flavor into this show, and it was a lot of work and a lot of fun. >> temptation is the theme this year. >> that's right. we are facing every single temptation you would face in the real world. money, food, luxury, time restraints, which i'm sure you know. you have a busy schedule. >> how do you respond to one of the criticisms of the show, that it is too extreme? >> i would just say that our show is meant to wake you up and to inspire you. of course, it's extreme. we're doing a reality show. but what i have found is that
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audience, from our contestants, and that's what we want. we want you to be inspired. get up off the sofa and move around a little bit. >> you are not a fan of folks who make the new year's resolutions to lose weight. >> i hate new year's resolutions because no one ever -- it never lasts. it sets people up for failure. it's like, they're going, it's january 1st, i'm going to change everything. i'll go to the gym every day. the gyms will be packed. after a couple weeks, all those people will go back to their old ways. i want you to focus on 30 days. don't think -- >> not 365? >> give me 30 days. >> 30 days of what? >> i would say, cut out all sugary drinks. that means when you go to the soft fee coffee shops, don't get the frozen mocha lattes, whatever they are, energy drinks, stay away from sugary drinks. what else? >> i think what's going to happen is you'll feel better because you have all the crap
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and you're going to be more likely to sustain that because you're going to reap the benefits. >> what about exercise? >> i'm a big cross fitter. i do it all the time. >> i know. >> i recommend it all the time. i tell people, for this month, find some sort of exercise program that you would like to do. cross fit, soul cycle, whatever the case may be, three times a week. >> group exercise? >> it brings you with like minded people. it's like, you're more likely to keep going with it because you're going to make friends, you're going to be with people doing the same thing. misery loves company. >> one of the things i found is it helps with the accountability, when you have somebody on the bike next to you, where were you today? i didn't see you. >> exactly. that's a good benefit. >> and you also say folks should consider changing their diet, as well. >> always. when it comes to changing your body, it's all about diet. >> what should we be doing?
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in the 30 days, why don't you make sure that for six days a week, you incorporate some sort of vegetable to every meal you're eating? you're going to fill up on good, fibrous foods. you'll feel better, and i mean, it's naturally going to be low in calories. no one is going to get fat eating broccoli. >> true. biggest mistake folks make when they make the new year's resolutions. >> they try to change too many things. failure. give yourself a break. find one thing to focus on the month of january. stick with it. it's 30 days out of your life. you're going to feel so much better. >> bob harper, good to see you. >> you, too. >> the season premiere of "the biggest loser," next monday, 9:00/8:00 central. if you're planning to have folks over tonight, some tips.
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back at 8:50. you don't have to hit the town tonight to have a good time. last-minute ideas to add sparkle to your stay at home celebration. i love what you've done. happy new year already. >> happy new year. >> we have the countdown clocks going throughout here. that's the theme. >> we'll have a drop the ball party at home. >> perfect. >> wonderful ideas if you are
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friends. tonight. this is perfect timing. >> so am i. >> i love this. this is the flower centerpiece at your table, but also the ball theme. >> exactly. all this is is a floral foam sphere. burgundy carnations, the grocery store flower. easy and anyone can don't. it adds a wow pack factor to the party. >> fantastic statement. >> the cocktails, i love to serve a signature drink to the adults who come over. tonight, we're having clock tails. >> i like that. >> it's fun. i'll show you how i made it. you have a number here, and all this is is a sticker. decals. stickers from a craft store. >> peel them off. >> you peel it off. i'm going to do the 7, and you do the 3. we'll see how easy this is. >> right. >> they're stickers. you stick them on the champagne glass. >> meanwhile, you have on the tray -- mine is crooked.
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it's a great way for guests to know what drink is theirs the entire evening. >> you have the clock configuration. i love it. fantastic. >> and a great dessert to bring, this is wonderful. we've done clock cakes. you can pick up a store bought cake at a grocery store, then craft store numbers imitating the clock. if you want, you can do the ice k number -- icing numbers yourself. >> even i can do that. >> we can't forget about champagne. so easy. i used a craft glue, modje-pod modje-podge. choice. also a hostess gift if you're going somewhere, glitter it, go to the party with it. it'll be a hit.
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>> look at these cup cakes. they're amazing. i'll take some home. >> we can send them home with you. >> how do we do this? kids. activity. white cupcakes. you sprinkle it on. i love a metallic cupcake wrapper. it was the key to the sparkle. an oreo truffle ball. >> to create the ball dropping look there. >> it imitates the ball. we'll paint this on, all edible. >> you can find this glittery paint. >> in the craft store. pick it up for the evening. then we'll put the lollipop stick in here and pop it on the cupcake. >> kids love oreo. so festive. hors d'oeuvres, appetizers. this is adorable. tuxedo cheese slices. >> if you don't want to dress
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and crackers for the season. >> right. >> so you take a round cracker, any thinly sliced cheese. for the buttons and the bow tie, black olive. easy. go ahead if you want to help me, we can make one. >> you're assuming i'm crafty. >> you can tie the bow tie. three olive buttons. >> very cute. great. >> now he's all dressed up. >> last but not least, you have to leave our guests, dylan, craig and sheinelle, favors. >> the black-eyed peas for good luck. >> i love sending guests home with black-eyed peace. also a great opportunity for leftover holiday ribbon. we can all use a little good luck in the new year. a great parting gift. >> great idea. >> happy new year. >> cheers.
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>> great job. >> great job. >> thank you. >> by the way, the res cipes and ideas are on our website, today.com/food. we're back after your local news.
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