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this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will win big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." monday morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016.
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i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys. >> she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar for 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of course. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possibly win for record, but i think album of the year, maybe taylor swift. >> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really?
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it. it. it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. i've listened to them over and over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a little bit, right? >> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references save s s taylor swift. it refers to her in the absolute, horrible way. he claims he got permission from her. he told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it.
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taylor says it's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi hadid, they've all gone after kanye west for the lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg -- >> on his "birth birthday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squg asking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye. >> "deadpool" killing at the box office. the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible.
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biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening. beating last year's 50 shades of gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal to lizbeth ban -- elizabeth banks. we had the cast and crew on last week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to the source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking, profane, violent -- >> what's the super power? i saw the ads.
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he's got enhanced athletic >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely. it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the history. leo dicaprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leaf blowers and the kiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio. yes! that's a marriage made in heaven
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julianne moore and bryan cranston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a workplace. >> come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, good morning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from skand "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah. >> you've been on the series since this began in 2012. now, you have a scandal you're dealing with currently.
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>> i have a problem. >> what do they have? >> project mercury. >> the bi project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so >> that's right. this is minor. nsa leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. i mean, they love this show. >> our fans are incredible. they're really, really passionate. because of social media, they engage with us, from the
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we have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week. it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of things on you, because, you know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's true. it's the way i kind of -- with all the craze y iness that goes on on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. >> you're resting -- >> it's something i've always done. i do it when i work in the theater backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right? >> i just kind of am out. >> you have to get up early in the morning. >> that's right.
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us with something, mr. president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in. >> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days of prizes give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. >> oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix. >> we want people to go to our facebook.com/today's take page. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. wow. that is really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. >> the caramel is really good, too. >> you hit the button. we'll see how many people we have.
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>> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. mr. president, help me do the weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> we do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right now, we have 19 degrees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up in washington, d.c. as you know, as the president, it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there is snow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right. >> more wet weather is come ing. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff coming. do you guys ever shoot in washington? >> we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast. heavy rain tomorrow, if you are flying back to washington. you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a.
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>> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the coun >> chris: >> good monday morning, another below zero again. storm to the south of us, and the working up to the north will increase the cloud cover today. this afternoon in the 20s, and a little bit of snow breaking out between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. going over from sleet to rain as temperatures rise tonight. generally a coating of a couple of inches of snow and slick conditions tonight. seasonably cool by thursday. >> that's your latest weather.
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actually, it's not the chicago mix. copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it's the best thing ever. >> can't stop. >> i'll probably eat the whole thing. coming up, we have a presidents' day pop quiz with does your makeup remover take it all off? every kiss-proof, cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrogena makeup remover does. it erases 99% of your most stubborn makeup with one towelette.
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, william. >> four scores and seven year ago. how much time does that amount to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's false teeth made of? >> wood.
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>> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right. ivory ivory and wood. wait, i made that up. it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford. fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald. >> yes.
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>> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> bathtub, right? >> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears? >> dfr fdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house lawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student. >> al knew the questions before. >> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ]
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>> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take -- facebook.com/today's take and like us. >> excellent. >> come on out, everybody. come around with us. >> tony e ny tony, thank you. >> hang out with al. how to keep a pot of boiling water from overflowing and other kitchen hacks that be will blow
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>> it's a hast sle. there's a few trips. i like this one. put ice in a paper towel and gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow. >> look at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with granola. we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop your honey. the idea is, watch this, look at that. >> it falls right off. >> right off the spoon. >> doesn't affect the taste or anything? >> no.
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>> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that? >> yours is much better. >> it's the trick. non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's the steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing. >> do you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the water is spilling into the burner? >> there you go. next thing, wooden spoon to the rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices. if you want to clean it out, take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up.
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>> it absorbs all the flavor, all the smell. >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds. >> what you do is take this -- >> well, out of time. we'll put it online. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. p so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. r lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. p tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, p or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, r rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. r common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, p weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. p don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery p until you know how lyrica
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taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death of justice antonin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president obama will nominate a successor once the senate returns from a week-long recess. however, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says the next president should nominate someone and not president obama. a new study suggesting that teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
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at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin resistance, which increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is offering couples extra money for their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money back with interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates. a record opening for a rated r movie in the u.s.
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"how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has gone viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 shares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the weather from al. nothing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. >> let's she you what's happening as far as your week's precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the gulf and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. appalachians and great lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the pacific northwest. windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the
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as we get to the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains. it stays right in the middle of the >> good monday morning, another frigid start, and starting off below zero again. storm to the south of us, and the working up to the north will increase the cloud cover today. temperatures this afternoon in the 20s, and a little bit of snow breaking out between 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. going over from sleet to rain as temperatures rise tonight. foggy and rainy, generally a coating of a couple of inches of snow and slick conditions
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seasonably cool by thursday. legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63. you click on it and put in your bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account.
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>> the irs will never, ever ask you for personal information or financial information over an e-mail. the only time they're ever going to e-mail you is if you already have an ongoing case. the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if you're already involved with them. >> they will not initiate via e-mail. >> no. >> via text or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam. they'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone call scam going on. >> this one is even more aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. they're going to stick the police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call. take a listen. >> this is officer from internal ref venue services. we have been trying to reach you.
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notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we have filed a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department. >> call immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you hear lawsuits. you don't hear what's after that. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. from people that way. like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with one of their agents on an ongoing case. you'd know you're dealing with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on today.com. we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or the federal trade commission. >> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or anything. >> hang up immediately and never give information, but report it
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>> you also say we should note the irs is in the process of implementing legislation that will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to do it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> this is not the irs agent you're looking for. >> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, right? >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and
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york city because the annual toy fair is under way. >> toy insider mom is here with us. the toys kids are begging for this year. >> none of these toys are out and most will be out for christmas. >> perfect. >> we will talk about karaoke. we put a phone in. any one will do. this expands. we download the app and we can do all kinds of things. >> fantastic. the visual at the same time. >> ready? >> if you want to see what's happening. because happy! >> so now all these videos are sharing. all of our friends on social media.
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>> you don't need to wait for the camp fire. this is the yummy more maker. the graham cracker and the marshmallow and the chocolate. take the mix and the water and microwave. we can pretend to cook in our oven. it's cute. and then you have tiny treats. they are delicious. >> what are does this do some. >> what kid doesn't want a pet dragon? he is soft and cuddly, but he does fire. look at that fire. you can toast the marshmallows. >> that's adorable. >> we have mores. >> he has like 50 different sounds and movements to keep the kids happy. this is zoomer er er chimp. he is interactive.
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i want to you watch his face. he will pay attention to voice. zoomer, dance. let's see what you can do. there you go. dance. he has lots of tricks. >> that's so cute. >> everyone is going to love this guy. >> all right. let's move on. >> what about for kids who like to be more creative. what about a pet that you can build. this is our-kids actually build this. a section that allows them to go learn about physics. that is around the front and he gets to the top and he feels the feeling. he is going to come right back down. >> i love that the kids build that. >> that's very hot. >> look at this.
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i love that. >> now the royalty. how adorable. will you show us how to play. >> this is the tea party musical parts. when we roll this, this is prototype. >> this is pots. >> listen to the music. she turns. we have our favorite song and mrs. pots and chip. i don't want to you see that classic play has gone out of style. this is our city scape set. we have new york. it's hollywood. these are wooden and ecofriendly and they are great. it's easy. >> you have great things. i have to go to this toy fair. >> coming up next, put away the valentine's chocolates and get back on track. we will show you a delicious meal that could help you live longer. right after this. nger. right life as spokesbox is great. people love me for saving them over half a grand when they switch to progressive.
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>> it's wheat, yeah. it's the actual seed. if you mill it, you have wheat flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. little bit of olive oil. >> right. >> some salt. >> how long do you cook it? >> two hours, until it's chewy. then we have some that's already cooked. add olive oil, season it back up. vinegar, like so. >> any kind? >> red wine vinegar. then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red onions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here. >> very good. >> then we have freshly chopped cilantro. and parsley.
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>> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've done this before. >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very important so your fish doesn't stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt? >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> skin side down. you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away. there you go. >> you're going to do this how long on each side? >> about two minutes on each
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golden brown. and you have the finished product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy. really good. >> thank you, george. >> thank you. for this recipe and more, go to today.com/food and click on the healthy tab. not the unhealthy tab. we're going to be back in a moment. check out how we're doing on our facebook page. this is "today" on nbc. what makes this simple salad the best simple salad ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple veggie dish ever? heart healthy california walnuts. the best simple dinner ever? heart healthy california walnuts. great tasting, heart healthy
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