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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. i found my hallelujah >> that is "live to be alive "" with andy grammer. >> and this is the choruo there. it is good to be alive right about >> and welcome to winesday wednes the
turned it up. your dancers, and it w choir. >> thank you. >> and i love this song. >> it is winesday wednesday, andy.d he is here. and multi -- really? multi platinum, and not long before a hustling street performer in santa monica near the promenade? >> yes, i have been there for about four years. >> and now he is one of the biggest pop stars in country music. >> not really country, but and you have crossover appeal. >> but it has a country vibe. >> a twang in there. i will take it. >> and so today, we will hear him today, for "star wars" and alvin and the chipmunks, and we will catch up with one of the
should know her. >> and we are going to to be talking all about that space. about space >> some words of wisdom. >> okay. >> we didn't realize we were making memories, we just kne we we having fun. that is all i get? is a shoulder shrug and a nod? >> well, yes. come on, let's go make a memory. >> well, like last night i was thinking of thf us, and sometimes you make it fun and have a nice memory. >> i am not going to post it over dinner. >> we had a lovely dinner. >> and matt hosted us, and we see each other everyday, but we rarely have a meal together. and we want to thank matt, because he gave a beautiful toast. >> and we all had so much fun
>> and then you all left to go off to the movie. >> like it is the went off thursday night -- i mean it opens up tomorrow night, but last night, we got the go, and it is one of the things that savannah was practically crying waiting for it to d s to secrecy. first of all, when you get to the theater, they take your phone away. >> and when you are in the news business, it is very, very upset upsetting. >> there were nothing but then y got a piece of paper with -- >> which you did not read. >> because i was having a little bit too much -- and it said do not discuss the plot with anybody so they can enjoy it. so i want to tell you something that is not doing to be spoiling anything. and every time there was an older ark kaer, whet it was
whoever it was, when they showed up, everybody started clapping, because people remembered their childhood and it was a great deal of fun and fun room to watch it. >> and it is getting great reviews. >> and everybody enjoyed it. >> not natalie, because she fell asleep. t is because she had one too many. >> and the thing about natalie, she can only have one. >> and the thing is that it is not high-techie, but it feels a little kitsch. >> and have you seen it? >> me and the band can't wait to see it. we want to see it. >> and you can see it thursday. >> it is soleveryw he is andy grammer. >> and now, last night there was
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>> it is 30 inches, and that is ow far they are. >> okay, really? it is a tt we could extend it to andy gram ermer, and it would be fun, but now it is not. parties, okay. >> oh, no. oh, no. somebody might be coming. somebody coming. >> what am i not going to be coming over to kiss you? >> are you kidding me right now. >> okay. sure. >> i take it back. it sis very fun. >> yes. i like it. >> it is $10.99 on amazon.com. >> anthank you, ang. >> and now, last night on "the voice" it was featuring coldplay and sam hunt. >> and yes it was narrowed down the emily ann and jordan smith.
and the winner is -- >> hello. >> jordan smith, team adam. >> wa a night,hat a night, what a season. >> and he is 4 years old from kentucky and everybody loved him from the beginning, and his version of "somebody to love" ended adele's ten-week reign on the top. >> and the other young lady is go ing to have a tremendous career. she is very talent and has the look and very, very marketable, and so it is adam's third me win the "voice." had you picked out the one you liked? >> i h th guy was unbelievable. >> and blake still has the most win s
>> and will have jordan here tomorrow. >> that is big.s club" bette midler and diane keyaton and goldie hawn? >> yes, i remember it, andm a ladies. >> and look at kathie lee, and please, please. >> the idea for this whole thing started because each of you have something that makes help young younger women? >> yes. >> let just the way that frank stole "jerry mcguire." >> and they are going to be doing a new movie? >> yes. >> are you in it?
but my love to three ladies, because it tells you something about the people whe cameras are not rolling. it was a freezeing downtown and near tribeca, and i had flown into florida that morning because reej and i were fly filming in florida, and you never know what you will get, but every one of othose superstar women, were not only so great to me, but the experts out there even the children who were so cold. so i have that great memory of that, and one scene, big deal. >> and they are going be forming a singing group. >> i'm available. >> and so is we have news have you watched the informercials or the wen products. conditioner and products. >> yes, it is a lawsuit of a small group of women who say it is unsafe and causing the hair
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. >> >> he's one of the hottest singers around these days with a hit like "good to be alive" and "honey i'm good." >> it's been a fun morning. we're talking about good friend singer andy grammar. how are you? >> i just hang out, that's what i do. >> we love it, though. >> thanks for spending time with us. >> you were the guy playing in santa monica just, you know, trying to attract attention. >> going for it, yeah. >> how does a guy go from that to this? >> oh, man, i don't know. >> does somebody come by and see
>> the way you go from the street to sitting next to you lovely ladies is just songs. >> it's more than that, but let me ask you this. there has to be a time during the four years where you're thinking, this is never going to happen for me, right? >> no, because -- >> no. wrong. >> as an artist, you want to sing and affect people. >> so you were happy doing what you were doing? >> yeah, yeah, you ear on the street. girls volleyball team from tokyo passes by. and now you're a rock star for like five minutes. you feel it pb they're vibing out, it's awesome and they leave. you're like wow, okay, this is really cool. >> did you sing for do nations? >> i had jars, it make change i trust you. is. >> nobody stole from you after all those years? >> i don't think so. i don't know. it was actually a sweet way to get started. it lets you know whether you're good or not. >> that's true. >> at a barbecue everybody says
you're amazing. >> how long did it take you to go from santa monica to where you are now. >> probably five years ago. that's quick, though. >> okay, so for four years, many people stopped and go like, i'm going to make you a star. that never happens. and then this guy vin singer, who manages rachel platen. the best. best friends, not the best people in the world. keep your head up and it kind of went from there. >> you met your wife out in california. >> sh's fantastic. you met her. >> i just happened to meet her backstage. right when i met her, i said i love this girl. i don't know anything about him. she said i'm andy grammer's wife. i thought now i get it. >> you're newly married, right? >> for about three years.
and you're letting her go on the road with selena? >> we are cynical. >> she's an incredible backup singer. >> bhie can't she do it with you? >> she got asked to go out. she loved it. she's having a good time. >> all right. we're going to take one of your songs. we're going to play a mad lip sync. you don't know which one. i need a noun. >> a noun? peanut butter. >> okay. i need another noun. >> hoda. >> i need a ver bb. be careful. >> slap. >> that's kinky. >> i need an adverb. >> like mister? >> oh, adverb. no, an adverb.
>> swimmingingly. we'll take it british. >> i need an adjective. describe. >> lovely. >> and i need another noun. >> kathy. >> oh, dear. >> this song is "coming out good" and your new lyrics are in the prompter. >> fantastic. this is going to be great. okay, some extra syllables here. it's been a long peanut butter here and a long night there and the long, long hodas are damn near everywhere hold up, you slap good i will not lie but if you ask where i'm staying i got to be like oh, baby, nah baby you got me me all wrong
all/mf love so nah, nah, honey i'm lovely i could have another but i probably shouldn't i've got somebody at kathy and if i stay i might not leave alone >> that didn't work at all. >> your version is really good. really, really good. >> we love you. have a great holiday with your beautiful wife. we love you. a game of who knew that's out of
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oh, my gosh, it is winesday wednesday and that means it is time for the weekly game "who new?" in anticipation of the much anticipated film "star wars" we want to noeknow what you know about space and pop cultur kath is across the street to hand out $# 100 for anybody who gets it right and those who cd. [ applause ] here with me is the star of the new sci-fi series "the expanse" actor steven strait. hey, steven. you dayebuts monday. >> yes. >> tell us about tcharacter. >> i play a guy jim holden and when you meet jim, he is cynical and self-involved dude, and always kind of been running from answering to any authority of any kind, and he comes across the distress call, and he is
>> and the vote on the floor is a that it was great. and now, the before the break we asked who was the inspiration for the face of e.t., albert einstein or winston churchill. that is hilarious, and steven spielberg was also influenced by others. >> and what will princess leia be known for? >> i want the cd. >> she got it wrong. >> and the answer is general lay ya. >> yes, princess leia is general lay ya, and i'm so excited to see this movie, i bro the advanced ticket sales for
yes, we will see. >> over to you, kath. >> from memphis, tennessee, this saying from the original "star wars" series never was said, "beam me up, scotty", "live long and prosper" or "to boldly go where nobody has gone before." >> beam me up, scotty was not there? >> no, it was "beam me up, mr. scott." >> oh, okay. strange. and you are from? >> st. louis, missouri. >> finish the lyrics to elton john's "rocket man." it's going to be a long long time and -- >> yes, and blah, blah, blah. i got the kathie lee cd!
people overjoyed to get that cd. the correct answer is this -- oh no no i'm not the man they say at home but i'm a rocketman >> and so it is about being on the billboard charts for 17 weeks, and it is a great song and one of the all-time great song s songs according to the ag a according to the guinness world records, what's the most expensive manmade object ever built? >> b? >> yeah. >> wow. >> what? >> yes, that is right. >> the international space station. >> yes, over $# 100 billion when all is said and done. >> with a b? >> yes, with a b. over $# 100 billion. yes. >> and we have time for one more.
spacecraft was carrying which recent movie script when it or bitted over earth? >> c. >> guess that is right, "the martian?" >> yes, the first page of the script went around the world twice with the test flight of the capsule. >> cool. >> very cool. >> and thank you so much. and remember, you can catch steven on "the expanse" tuesday at 10:00 on sci-fi. and great gifts for a good cause starting at $5 and plus one of the disney stars who is in one of the biggest movies this weekend, and her name is belle and off you go, and off you go, and off you go,
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horrible no good day" alongside jennifer garner and then star ss in "blended." >> and on the road she starred in "chipmunks." >> oh, my god, you guys are awesome. hey, miles, right? wow, you played great. >> thanks, you are cool -- i mean you -- i love when music makes your -- i mean -- >> oh, brother. >> hello and nice to see you again. >> hi, guys, nice to be here again. >> and these movies are huge hits and were you a fan when you were growing up? >> yes, i liked the series, and it is one of the reasons, but not the main reason that i wanted to do the film. >> what was the main reason? >> was bay wanted the do the animation, and it is very different with the live action and animation. and so, if you are supposed to be wrestling, and they are
direction do they give you? >> well, the marks are super critical, and the exec body language is also soupuper critical, and they do ten takes just for chipmunk ss, and a green pass without them there and with that they bring in that light reflect, and then a camera that takes photo of thes the 360 while you are doing to the scenes, so at the that point, you are so focused on being super, like in the animation, that you are not acting. >> so it is like 17-hour days. >> yes. >> and then you have to easy. >> you are a pop star, but not the diva kind of -- describe your kashgcharacter here. >> my character is a super. we s in the instagram that you had a picture of your bedroom and you decked it out.
>> yes, me and my mom went a little wild in my bedroom. oh, just wait. >> that is your bed? >> just wait. those are like my actual sheet, because i usually have purplish sheets to get me into the holiday spirit. >> and what is your dog's name? >> hades, and he is a demon dog. >> and now, another name for hell hell. >> yes. and you see your brother? >> yes, we see each other everyday. >> we were read when you were younger that you have dyslexia, and that is one of the things that actors have to overcome, a and you went on the quite a book. how y or hurt you? >> what? the dyslexia? >> yes. >> it harmed me because the first language is spanis and
english and then learn to read, and it set me back so much longer than average joe, and so that is really hard and i was bullied a lot in school for it, and bullied a lot growing up, and i always wanted to be an actress actress, but people were like, yo pretty girl and you can't do that, because you can't read. so i went to the sylvan learning sen center and i learned at lo, and i went on s scrip and now i have roles like the series. >> and now we want to play a game, that we will read a statement, and you ring the bell if it is true or not. >> you have a of heights. you do? >> e eyes, shorter heights i love the roller coasters, but seven feet, i freak out. >> you love roller coasters. jing a jing. and you are queen of the card
>> no, crazy eights. >> you have an obsession with cats. >> i know. >> you have dogs? >> yes, i have cats, too. >> you are and only child? >> no, a brother and two sisters. >> and your full name is bella thoern. >> no. >> what is it? >> annabella ai ri thorne. >> good for you, you knew every answer. >> thank you, thank you so much, i love you so much, wow. >> thank you so much. >> thank you for having me here. >> and don't forget that alvin
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