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>> announcer: with kathie lee giffo and hoda kotb live fro 1a from rockefeller plaz hello, everybody. ides of march. hoda just had a shock, and not o knows what could happen today. i had to do it. i was interviewing the cast of "my big fat greek wedding." >> you had to. >> there was too much pressure.
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>> ides of march are upon us. it's spanky tuesday. we're going to have some fun. >> that song there is "misery" by gwen stefani. >> misery? >> i thought she was out of miseeven. pebefore. a another fantastic elenmirren"e y."sk she onef n adveure.
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h ple of segments ago. >> maj manhood happen ing ing over iis time -- >> we've knownou sinceou were 4. >> we'reallowed. last night was the final episode ofe bachelor." >> everybody -- by the way, tons of twe the most f bittsweeer it's the end. >> it's so i cldn't eat my dinner i started eating. i put it down, because my stomach was churning so much over the anxiety of who heart he w goias to break. >> what time do you eat dinner? >> like around 8:00. i sat down but put it away. put>>t way. >> anyway, here's what happened. we've been talking about this ree months. 28 girls, we're dow to the
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now ben still could not decide who he loves more between these two ladies last night. >>-j ao dad and they actually put it best. here is lauren meeting them. they said lauren is perfect, she's poedperfect. when they met jo-jo, they said she's a wife tha be your best friend as well. that's their review he took that. he was picking u cld think any ring, don't you? >> wrong on every level. >> first woman out of the
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t i have fallen so completely in love with. love. i found it with you. but i found it with somebody el more. >> i don't even know what to say right now. i'm so confused and blindsided. you told me that you were in love with me, that i was your best friend, thaeit me. so, where did it go wrong? >> it never did. i'm about to get on one kneeoar
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>> i did feel sad for her, by the way, because he said i love you, but i love someone more. >> it sounds like a high school -- he's going to be saying that his entire life. the itch he can't scratch. >> now what happened? >> lauren gets out of the helicopter next. that's a good sign. let's take a look at what happened. you're the person i want to spend my whole life wi. love you. i you. >> lauren, i want to spend the
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will you marry me? >> yes. >> lauren? >> what? >> you're my first pick. i'm so luck. >> i are you kidding me? i'm the luckiest girl. >> i'm real lucky. >> wow! >> i haven't seen jo-jo this whole time but they were super cute at the end. and they did the live after show and they seemed really sweet and genuine. they did? >> i'm rooting for them now. good news. we have a new bachelorette, jo-jo has been officially named the bachelorette. the show starts airing in may with ey're going t start filming rightaway. >> how was she during the after show? >> she'll fall in love again with somebody else overnight. she knows she's going to be part of the next serie dn't really attack him.
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she didn't quite unde a how you decide whoe more and she can be the r name, lauren b.? >> lauren b. >> you know what, hoda? >> what? >> you're my person. >> you're my person, too. that was so unromantic. wasn't it? you're my person. >> you're my person, too. >> amanda, we're going to miss you. that's really the biggest debbie downer. ts what we have to look forward to in may. >> we took a quiz and wanted to find out if we were compatible with ben. there's a quiz you can take on buzz feed. what's your sign? who do you root for in the super bowl? >> what's your sign? i didn't get that one. >> so sad. >> oh. >> let's see if either of us are
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>> let's hope not. >> i love the music. you're not going to believe this. we got the sam answer. we're both perfect for ben. >> here's what they say. you and ben would make the perfect couple. the you would never grow tired of each other and would have a long, happy relationship. i don think so. we would like to go like this, we don't think so. okay? >> but we wish you the most happines in the world with all your wives. good news. one of our favorite people is here. his name is devon still. he's here because there's good news from dairy queen. it's free cone day! >> hi, n. >> leah still's dad, a friend of our show's. >> sure is. >> who is battling cancer and is
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she's doing great. >> is great an understatement? >> i think so. i can't find a word but great. >> one of the great things i love about devon, he keeps helping people. he knows his d been healed and helped by so many. what are you up to with dairy queen? dairy queen. make sure everybody goes out there and gets that free so serve vanilla cone with the signature curl on the top. >> get the wine out of the -- >> exactly. we're taking the wine curly e children' miracle network, which is huge. that foundation saved and improved the lives of children at 170 different children's hospitals. and leah was one of those. >> she was. >> that got helped by the children's miracle network. >> exactly. >> i so happy leah is doing better. and congratulations to you, by the way, too. this man will now be playing for
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he's playing football, no longer with he bengals. what's your number going to be? >> 91. >> lucky number 91. dairy queen raised $140,000 for kids. you're a perfect spokesperson. let's beat that this year. >> yes, let's beat that. >> give leah a kiss. >> i will. >> she's having a little bit of a procedure but she's all good. or she would be with us. >> do y' me to leave this here? >> why wouldn't you leave it here? >> all right. >> give you are love to leah, devon. let talk about little white lies of the how often do you tell one? >> how often -- how are youing? heom a of the less severe your a headache. >> okay.
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>> i always say that. yeah. i'l be ready in 15 minutes. >> those are all lies that people tell that aren't so bad. here are the more severe ones. i didn't see your text. >> miss you too. >> i always wash my hands after using the bathroom. >> and the worst one is -- >> what? >> i'm on birth control. >> that is hole. that is horrible. >> what does the wise one have to say about that, little white lies? >> everybody should go back 13 or 14 lives and figure out why ey're still doing it. >> there you go! thank god shirley maclaine is here. >> the answer to everything. yes, she does. >> hoda, you're into all kinds of things. tell us what this is. >> a magazine called "live happy." it one of those magazines that you like about how to practice joy and all that stuff. they've come up with a book, too. if you want to be in a good mood, this magazine is one i like.
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i said in their magazine and book. "live happy." >> look forward. >> yeah. ten practices for choosing joy. anyway, go to happyx.org. you're going to be the keynote speaker. at tulane university. e super dome. >> i know. what? >> what? that's awesome! >> one of the perks of being a devoted fan -- >> find out if you're a winner when we give it away. plus, shirley maclaine is here. sewing some wild oats. >> adventure of a lifetime. >> make it two you can find a recipe for almost anything... baby cousin's gonna love that isn't she. oh my gosh. ... and gather all the right ingredients. we're gonna make the same meal this year. i wish sarah was here. i know, mom. but the happiest moments in life don't always come from a cookbook.
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with a c spanned six decades -- >> hello! >> actress shirley maclaine doesn't want to be called this, but she can't help it. what is she? >> an icon and a legend. >> but don't call her that. >> we won't, despite all the fabulous film she's made, "steel magnolias." she tells us why in her new book -- >> "above the line." >> how about that in stereo? >> i'm good. i'm very good. happy. love my life. looking at all the other much more seriously.
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i'm on, the truth of it all. i'm not kidding. it is so much fun to look back on what you might have done or who you might have been. >> can it be confusing? >> yeah, but isn't life -- >> how many pas lives do you think you've had? >> who knows. but i have an explanation that i can short, like an elevator speech. we woul like to hear. >> when you get to be 82, you have a short-term memory, okay, that's a problem. but the longer term memory, you know, how you remember -- now know, how you remember -- now i'm remembering not o in my childhood but other lifetime childhoods. that's a lot. >> no, really. and i'm getting the sense, truly, of having been and lived and i understand the w i'm having -- it's coming up in my conscious mind. >> the canary islands is a specific spot tha rings a bell with you. >> not because everything went beautifully on it.
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>> on making the movie, it's pretty hysterical. >> how many years agthat? what year did you -- >> two years ago. we were shooting on the canary islands because of the rebate. you can get the rebate and help with the budget. i got on the iberian airlines and it said the only airlines that flies to the lost continent of atlantis. i thought this is meant to happen. thas your kind of thing. >> why is that? >> everybody told me not to go. the money isn't any good. suddenly when i was there, of course, you don't do stuff for money anymore for me. but don't tell anybody that. i realized i was making this film to remember some of my lifetimes in atlantis. >> tell us a little bit about the circumstances. two fine actresses were already on board. none of the men had been cast yet. right.
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of faith? was your agent saying don't go, don't do this? >> everybody, even a couple of sidekicks said don't go unless the money's in the bank. but jessica said, what the hell. let's go drink on the beach. if we have no a good time. >> what was the disaster part of shooting the movie? >> all of it, hoda. >> but they wo call up and say don't bother getting up in the hotel. we haven't got money to pay the cab driver today so we're not going to shoot. it got to be so funny. it's pretty funny in the book. >> it is kind of funny, because really, demi moore, jessica lange. who are the men? >> billy connelly and harold hessman. i don't know him but billy connelly is hysterical. >> hysterical. he made it even funnier. i had hernias from laughing so hard. we w be doing a scene and the money would run out again and i would start laughing in
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is only costing money. that does take a couple of dollars. i think the sound guy measured -- i laughed 11 minutes while they just kept rolling and i couldn't stop. >> do you know what's funny, shirley? this is going to sound weird. i was looking at an old cbs sunday morning piece. they were talking about people who were understudies who broke through and had these huge careers and the first person they talked about was you. and the filling in for had a broken ankle. >> sprained. >> and they just -- it showed the chronicling of your career and how it could happen by one instant where someone happens to see you. >> whe you were do ing ing "swe 1954. i had never had a rehearsal. bobby fosse and jerry robbins made me the understudy to the great carol haney. she went down in the middle of
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not broken. >> y re i could think of was i'm going to drop the hat in steamed heat. and i did. they tolde not t say it. i'm still saying it. i've been guided all my life. i really feel i have angels and, i mean, some are very hard nosed, you better get to this and do it. and i'm very disciplined. but that whole shoot -- >> it's very funny the way you tell the story. one of our favorite ladies. you know that. >> shirley, thank you so very much. >> beige face. >> do you like them or don't? >> love them. what's better than having an oscar winner on show?
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10:27 on this tuesday, march 15th, good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. hundreds of workers from our area are in albany to rally this afternoon for a $15 minimum wage. groups boarded buses this morning in midtown. the workers make about $10 an hour, many are forced to rely on public assistance. more workers traveled by bus this morning from long island and many of the boroughs. mostly cloudy, mild, spotty drizzle. 57 for the high. tonight cloudy, comfortable, 49. tomorrow sun and clouds, late showers, high of 62. thursday another chance for rain late in the day, 63. friday 54. saturday high of 50. up next on the "today" show with kathie lee and hoda, easy no-brainer recipe for pork chops and apple sauce.
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>> three very high value individuals. the rules of engagement you're operating under is to capture, not a kill scenario. ma'am, i think it would be wise to refer up. >> are you or just debating with me? >> to refer up? >> uh-huh. >> i am telling you. >> oh. >> ooh. >> hlo to you. >> she's cross about that. >> she is. now was this originally supposed to be that of a man? >> it was written for a man. >> how did it change things when you stepped in? >> nothing changed on the page at all. i mean, it absolutely fell into place. i think the only thing that it slightly -- it made the moral dilemma that you see played out in the movie kind of more poignant, more potent if you like, it being a woman having to make those decisions. it's about a terrorist and
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do you kill and how do you do it? >> the whole issue of drone warfare. it's so interesting that suddenly in the news and in the public awareness it's becoming this growing awareness of what drone warfare really is and how it's prosecuted, how it's managed. and this is this movie that's very much about that. and it's about the appalling sort of moral decisions that constantly have to be made in war. >> you're so multifeted. i'm looking at you in this gorgeous dress and all i can think of is most of the time when kathie lee and i show you air, you're in a smoking hot bikini. we showed you the other day wearing a cool weather jacket, very hip. i look at your hand and i see a tattoo. right? >> i do have a tattoo. very verks old tattoo. i used to tell people i got it in prison before my sex change.
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>> i got it because i was drunk, in america, on an indian reservation in minnesota and a girl did it for me. >> thr xs? >> very painful. it's quite spiritual. it's equal and opposite. speaking to what we're talking about now, which is to see the people who are so different from you as basically being your equal, of equal value with yourself. s of what it means. >> you have a wonderful life outside of the movies, too. a delicious husband. >> i do. shooting right here in new york, shooting a movie with robert deniro. and i'm shooting parallel with will smith. the two of you at the end of the day -- you're shooting his stuff, you're doing your stuff. you get together at the end of the day, do you talk work or put work aside? >> how did it go, darling? did you get your day, i always
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the only time i pray to god is when taylor' shooting and i pray for the weather to be right. because if there isn't snow or it doesn't rain when it needs to rain, you know, the whole sc husband's schedule. but, no, it's fun. no, we just -- we don't go into details. did get your day? was it okay? were there problems? we share the difficulties. falling in love at 40, in that range, was that about the right timeframe? >> 38. is he the love of your life? i mean, falling in love at that age, 38? >> yeah. i guess. because, you know, don't have much life left, do i? i hope he's the love of my life. who knows. you never know what the future may bring. no, i mean -- no. i recognize the great thing about finding a partnership, say, a partnership later
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you recognize the partnership level of this relationship as love and the lust and all the rest of it. >> thank you so much, just for, one, being part of our show, even when you don't know you're part of our show, and for inspiring people when you don't realize. we love her. >> i sai "eye in e sky" is in theaters thweek. they go together like bogey and
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>> they called upon our good friend, contributing corr to bbc radio, reid alexander. goomorning! >> a modern spin on traditional pork chops and apple sauce dinner, immortalized in this classi brady bunch episode. remember this? >> hi, mom. hi, alice. what's for dinner? >> pork chop. >> pork chops, huh? what else? >> apple sauce. >> pork chops and apple sauce. gee, that's swell. >> all right. hello, darling. >> good morning. >> only people of a certain age remember that. >> on theion. >> i know, the flavor. pork chops and apple sauce, as you heard there. restaurant sty at home. this is a no brainer. >> okay. >> so easy. are you ready? >> what kind of ingredients do we need? >> couple of basic thing s s, olive
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balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, salt and pepper for seasoning. themselves. i'v preheated this pan. second one? >> yes. >> amazing. get them really nice and brown, two to three minutes per side. >> that's just in olive oil? >> tablespoon or two, preheated. imagine we've gone and removed them to a plate. they're resting. will you stir? we're caramelizing some onion. >> i will. >> brilliant. >> we start to make our sauce. little bit of chicken broth, really deep flavor. balsamic vinegar is the secret here. can you guess why, kathie lee? >> no, reid. i'm je lagged. why? >> exactly. it's sweet and tangy. when this starts to reduce, the vinegar, natural sugar also come up and will thicken up. >> that's what i was going to say but wasn't quite sure. >> you were on the right track.
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>> mint. we add back the pork chops right into it. and finish cooking. put the lid on it. let them steam. five to seven minutes and you're good. how simple is that, right? >> easy. so easy. >> now pork chops done, apple sauce. where does that come in? >> apple sauce. >> plum and apple chutny ey. that's my take. a little unusual. i've gone ahead and left the skins on. very colorful. hoda, would y add in the water and i'll add the unsweetened apple sauce. >> is it apple juice? >> apple juice. thank you. apple sauce might not help you too much. >> what is this, sweetheart? >> raw sugar, just for sweetness, and some cinnamon. simple. one pot idea. mix this up. cover. cook for about 40 minutes. start this before that. >> really easy. >> simple. and the last thing you do -- >> wait, is that it? >> that's it.
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at the end. >> t >> doesn't that smell so good? >> there's so many great smells. >> you're doing great with that. you're doing great. >> oh, my gosh! >> this is good to make because it's good the next day as breakfast, honestly. it's a really delicious sort of multi-purpose side dish. that's it. now we're serving this. go ahead and get in here. >> with some grilled -- >> maple roasted carrots. pork chops, apple sauce, carrots. what else can you do with different things like this? >> i don't know. >> serve it with cheese, fruit and cheese platter, and this is a clean, flavorful and rich dish that -- how long did it take? >> pork is the other white meat, right? >> exactly. you've got it. >> delicious. you like it? amazing, right? >> delicious. reid, great, great idea. >> like hoda was in high school. >> for the recipes, go to today.com/fo.
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little lily is over there. based on a true-life story juicier than any fiction. filled with rivalries, temptations. i told you months ago it was my favorite thing. it's incredible, this book. >> revolves around the most beautiful woman in the world. >> no. >> the australian hungarian empire who became a larger than life icon. >> from best-selling author, allison pataki called "sisi: empress on her own." you sent it to me in its raw form. kno what a huge fan i am of her historical novels. beautifully written.
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this woman is so fascinating in her own rite. >> exactly. she was known as the princess diana of her time and captured the love of the people and was this fashion icon, was involved in these tumultuous love stories, changed the course of history. yet for some reason we don't know about her in modern days. and i think this makes for the best type of historical fiction, the best novel. we can crack open this really juicy, dysfunctional family saga and see this beautiful woman. >> a lot of people read these books, and we've read your books. we wonder what part is the real thing and what part are we adding a little bit to. >> you're great at saying at the end. you have history that's dramatic, this cast of characters and the backdrop is beautiful palace, castles and world war i. >> and the hair. >> floor-length hair. you have the raw material that's good from the history, you couldn't make it up. it would be too outlandish for fiction.
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as you're reading it. and your family is basically -- >> hungarian. pataki is a hu las name. when i go back to hungary, they still worship her. she captures the imagination. i thought i would really want to read a book or see a movie about this woman and nothing exists. i think i need to write the book. >> i'm so happy for you. >> are we going to talk about your other project? >> the other one. >> how old is she, sweetie? >> she's five months, the new empress. i can't stand it. >> and your beautiful husband, dave, who has been going through an incredible year of his own. >> it's been a big year fs been the benevolent ruler and has come in to take over. >> i understand how you found sisi, but how do you find some of your other characters? >> the traitor's wife, benedict arnold's wife, peggy. >> she was a mink.
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these were sassy women. we know the men's stories, but these are significant women. and the sisi story was hungarian, the peggy story was from upstate new york where the revolution story happened. when you find these women and think, gosh, why don't i know about her? >> exactly. i know benedict arnold's story or the emperor's story. >> you cannot put this book down, i'm warning you. if you pick it up, hopefully it's for a nice, long weekend because you will miss it the minute you leave it on the thayou. we love you, allison. than soef much. >> say hello to your mom and dad for me, too. sisi. we love it. looking for a novel way to start your day? >> you'll want to see what we're giving away.
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i think he is. >> before we say good-bye on this spanky tuesday, we're about to make five viewers very, very happy. b it is time to give away give it away. >> almost 10,000 of you have entered for this week's prize which is -- >> delonghi. >> one touch simplicity is all it takes to enjoy espressos, lattes and macchiatos. okay. gu first. >> and our first winner is -- >> who? >> betty pritzel, reedsville, wisconsin. katie rogers from jacksonville, florida. love her. and donna powell from lynn, massachusett okay. hold on. i've got -- hold on. diane thomas from minott, north dakota. what?
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