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update. we appreciate you starting our friday with us. >> we always do. great to have you along. have a great day. enjoy your weekend, we'll see you monday. >> and at 11:00. good morning. breaking overnight. deadly flash flooding across the midwest leads to evacuations and dramatic rescues. in california, the massive wildfire grows bigger threatening hundreds of homes. new this morning, the expanded search for 16-year-old hanna anderson, and he could be armed with explosives, as her father speaks out to us in a new interview. high anxiety. the contact that had me free fallon today, friday, august
9th, 2013. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> go ahead, and have your fun. good morning, everybody. i am savannah guthrie. >> i am willie geist along with al roker, and natalie morales. what is going on here? >> what i refer to as pie-gate, and you know it's quite irritating to eyes, and my eyes are as red as can be, and willie says he doesn't feel sorry for me. >> well, now that you mention it. >> this is all part of an interview. jimmy will be here later on, and
he has lots to talk about, and my bitter humiliatiohumiliation. >> i can eat the pie, just can't snort it and eat it. >> i am glad you lived up to your reputation. >> we have a big concert this morning. he is almost like the house band around here, we love him so much. >> we will hear from him in a bit. >> we will start with the wicked weather. it's the raging wildfire in california to the torrential rains producing flash floods, and kerry sanders, good morning to you. >> reporter: folks having to shovel out mud from inside their homes, or even bigger messes, this building was hit by a flash flood and it was moved about 30 feet, and when the flash flood
waters receded it deposited it right here in a parking lot. they are singing a very wet tune in parts of the music city. >> your heart is beating out of your chest because you are so scared. >> reporter: flash flooding forced residents to their rooftops and rescuers into the neighborhoods. >> just covered up everything. about four feet inside the house. >> reporter: up to 8 inches of rain soaked some sections of the city. firefighters rescued more than 200 residents with boats, with school in session those who went to school were safe as buses diverted from flooded areas. >> i screamed at my husband, it's coming in the house, and then it started coming out of the house. >> a rescuer wearing a helmet camera captured video as he captured pictures in tennessee. parts of a trailer park in missouri swept away, more than
100 homes and businesses are now damaged by water that crusted the turkey creek bank. >> there was nothing you could do. >> two days of torrential rains dumped 15 inches, and flash flooding hit parts of georgia where 10 inches of rain washed out several roads. officials say it's too early to know when they will all re-open. wild weather throughout much of the country leaving folks, in a word, miserable. >> i don't know what is going on with the weather these days. it's not good. >> reporter: two dozen people spent the night in red cross shelters, and many more stayed with family and friends. it's going to be a miserable cleanup for a lot of folks here, savannah. >> thank you. al has more on the flooding and what to expect today. >> the folks that don't need it will get more today. we have had over the last week
this dome of hot air, big, hot air pressure, and it rides over the dome and in between the two, that's the battle zone and that's when the severe weather is happening and that's what we are expecting today. as we show you what is going on, we are looking at more rain and thunderstorms, and we have flash flood watches from oklahoma into missouri and arkansas for more rain, and the latest radar shows you showers and thunderstorms continuing to push in, and in fact the flash flood watches extend all the way into the northeast, however, closer to missouri, that's where we are looking at now, the severe weather pushing out of oklahoma into missouri, and the flood zone will see more rain today, about two to three inches of rain before it's all over in the next 48 hours. locally 3 to 5 inches in arkansas and southern missouri, and that rain will expand in the east. we are looking at more flooding rains in the northeast with two to three inches of rain on there and we will have more on that coming up.
meanwhile, the rain would come in handy in southern california where crews are fighting a wildfire. miguel, how sit looking out there? >> reporter: this fire is difficult to see in communities threatened by the blaze, but you can smell the smoke. the wind is whipping the fire in multiple directions, and it has charred more than 15,000 acres and it's active and growing. advancing overnight, slicing across and blanketing the mountains outside of banning -- >> if we could get air support, if anything at all, it would help. >> reporter: the fire threatens 500 homes, and 26 destroyed. >> oh, man. >> mandatory evacuations. you need to evacuate immediately. >> reporter: on thursday, more evacuations, and 2,000 people
forced to flee the flames, and most had little time to leave. >> it singed my hair it caught so hot. >> reporter: this wind whipped out of control inferno has kept 1400 firefighters on their heels, and drought-like conditions here ripe for a firestorm. >> it's dry and receptive to fire and very receptive to fire spread because we are seeing these unique weather things happening that are different than the normal. >> reporter: today as the fire fight enters day three, thousands can only wait, watch and wonder. value and rudy left their home as flames closed in. their community among the hardest hit. late thursday behind the fire lines, we found their home still standing, sharing the good news. >> look at this picture. the house is still standing. >> reporter: no doubt they are among some of the lucky ones,
and the good news this fire is roughly 20% contained and the firefighters are concerned this blaze could make a run towards another community. >> miguel, thanks. let's get to natalie, and she has breaking news on a new terror alert. >> yes, the state department warning americans not to travel to pakistan because of a specific threat to the diplomatic mission there, and nonessential government should leave the consulate in lahore. it's not related to the recent closures in the middle east. president obama will hold a news conference today where he is expected to address the growing tension with russia. chuck todd is at the white house with a preview. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. as you know it will be the first time we will hear from the president since the decision by the white house to snub vladimir putin in russia and not attend a summit there in moscow, and we
will hear the president's explanation on that, and this is a press conference that should be all over the map, the end of the summer type of conference, if you will, and the president headed for vacation tomorrow for ten days in martha's vineyard, and you should expect questions all over the map, from health care to immigration, and it's a disappointing end of the summer for the president. three months ago he thought it would be a press conference where it would be a big success, signing an immigration reform bill, and that is not anywhere in sight, and he has the implementation of the health care, and it's a precarious position he is in as he heads to the press conference and vacation. >> a programming note, we will have that press conference beginning at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. meanwhile, the medal of freedom. oprah winfrey and bill clinton
are along those receiving the awards. police say he killed his wife and posted a photo of her dead body on facebook. police say 31-year-old derrick medina turned himself in telling them he shot 26-year-old jennifer alfonso after she said she was leaving him. a quote from the facebook post says, i am going to prison for killing my wife, and he claimed she was punching him and he was not going to stand for more abuse. mary is here. good morning. >> reporter: stocks moving lower after the rebound. retailers, early signs are not good for back to school shopping, and online travel priceline is closing in at
$1,000 a share after posting strong second quarter numbers. back to you, natalie. >> mary thompson, thank you so much. dancing with the stars? well, how about dancing behind bars? look at the dash cam video out of ohio. the police pulled over the suspected drunk driver this week, and the man refused to stop initially, and then he pulled over and that's when the show began. and they took him into custody and his blood alcohol content level game back at .240, and that's three times the legal limit. we don't need the alcohol, but -- >> well, we will have our own party here. >> yeah, willie, without the alcohol. >> he was straight up river dancing. he was doing the whole routine. wow. >> yeah, his hips were very limber. >> yeah.
oh, man, natalie, thank you. there are alarming new developments tied to the search of a missing 16-year-old california girl and her alleged abductor. let's go to joe who has the story. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. news that the suspect could be armed with explosive scares the teen's father, and he learned about that delvement minutes before sitting down to talk to us, about the case now. it only took a minute for brett anderson to lose almost everything. this week he learned his wife was murdered and his 8-year-old son was probably killed, too. at the same time his daughter is missing, and one of his closest friends is the prime suspect. >> there was never any clue. the things i am hearing are very upsetting, because when he was
around me, i never saw anything like that. >> the victims were discovered in the ruins of dimaggio's house, which was destroyed by fire over the weekend. >> one of our theories is if he has abandoned this car, has he rigged it with explosives, so we want to warn and caution people to be careful. >> friends of dimaggio say they can't imagine he could be capable of such crimes. >> he was the opposite. >> hanna's friends say she thought dimaggio thought he had a crush on her. >> if that was shared with us, we would the cut it off right there. >> his daughter is the one thing he now cherishes most. >> let my daughter go. >> reporter: the sheriff's office says dimaggio could be anywhere in north america,
adding that is he an experienced camper so one possibility is that he is hiding in the wilderness. willie? >> let's hope they track him down. thank you so much. new trouble this morning for embattled new york city mayoral candidate, anthony weiner. good morning. >> during what was supposed to be a pretty routine voter out reach event, weiner mocked journalist and made bizarre jokes and at one point he started to speak in a british accent, this as his support among voters slips even more. thursday new york city mayoral hopeful, anthony weiner, campaigned door to door in the harlem neighborhood. still dealing with the fallout from the recent sexing scandal, weiner turned on those traveling with him. weiner said later he was just
kidding but he didn't seem to find anything funny with questions regarding his candidacy? he went on to mock the reporter's accent. before launching into a bizarre weather report. >> it's going to be rainy, cloudy and gray -- >> reporter: but weiner did not just seem irritated by the press. he also publicly scolded his staff. >> oh, this is no good, the way you have this organized. >> reporter: the latest signs of a struggling campaign ppb. >> it's definitely a struggling campaign, and they have not been able to get back to the issues they want to talk about. >> reporter: according to a poll released on sunday, weiner's support among college voters is just 10%, and signs of falling support in the polls -- >> fair enough, i will stop.
>> reporter: and in person. it's worth noting that just a few weeks ago weiner was leading the democratic field in some polled and now he even lost support from the woman that revealed their sexing relationship, and she says she is endorsing one of weiner's opponents, christine quinn. he can't catch a break. >> yeah, i am almost stunned silent. weiner asked one guy, what do you do, and the guy said i follow you around and he said you should get a hobby. >> yeah, he turned to an aide and said this is not good. >> yeah. and we're learning more this morning about the group that holds one of the other winning tickets. katie is on lottery duty. >> $448 million and three winning tickets, there is a lot
of money to be had. and if you thought the winners would try and lay low, think again. meet one of the newest millionaires. paul white might have to pinch himself this morning. >> you almost feel like it's finally coming true. >> reporter: the 45-year-old project engineer from minneapolis is $60 million richer. >> they told me i had to wait two weeks for my money, for god's sakes, and start the clock right now. >> reporter: white is one of three powerball winners, and the other two bought their tickets in new jersey, and their identities not yet revealed. a group of 16 ocean county employees have claimed one of them, and their boss tells nbc news they are still showing up for work. if you are looking for a little future luck of your own, you might want to head to indiana. it's the luckiest state with 19 powerball wins. while texas, california,
washington, vermont, main and north dakota have yet to hit the jackpot. after taxes, he has $60 million, and more than enough to relive the glory days. >> i used to have an accura. >> he said he is happy to put his kids through college, and college is expensive nowadays. >> yeah, helps to have a few million in the bank. mr. roker back with the rest of the weather. >> yeah, we will check out the weather, and we are looking at strong storms in the midwest. wet weather moving in the northeast, and that is going to cause airport delays, and the heat continues down through the south, and in texas temperatures over 100, and hit and miss showers and thunderstorms down through southern florida. we will get to your local
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coming up, would you send your son or daughter to this? the summer camp that lets kids participate in a real life version of the hunger games. >> what? >> not totally real. >> without the death i assume. >> yeah. >> and the game show with a very controversial grand prize. yes, you're looking at it. a baby. >> wow. >> but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ man ] she yours?
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walked into a hospital suffering gunshot wounds a short time later. at this point there's been no motive revealed, and this time there's still noiw' arrests. b.a.r.t., along with union negotiators meeting once again to try to reach a new deal for a contract. the union says if it doesn't make considerable progress today, it will be issuing a 48-hour strike notice. even if they issue the strike, however, the governor can step in and make things smoother with an order for a hf760-day coolin off period. because it is feel-good friday, we should check out how good lit feel outside. christina loren is here for show and tell. >> good morning to you, jon and you at home. flight delays for your getaway friday. it's the natural ac forcing the delays at about 1:15 to start the day. 78 degrees in livermore. that natural coolant continues all day long. 58 degrees on the way to san francisco. maybe you want a warmup.
we've got that in store for you. by saturday up to 85 degrees and then monday upper 80s return. let's check the drive with anthony. >> we have the bay bridge approach. you can see not too bad. talking friday light. things look real good. everybody sliding through there. that's the case all across the area. 880 in oakland, a little slow. sig alert has been lifted on 580. the traffic is still very close to the altamont pass. >> we like it. we'll see you back in one-half hour with another update. on a friday morning.
it is the 9th of august, 2013. what a great time on rockefeller plaza. one of our favorites, flo rider going to take the stage in a bit. we look forward to that. morning everyone. i'm savannah guthrie inside studio 1-a alongside willie geist, al roker and natalie morales. >> he's going to host the show soon enough. coming up, a 3-year-old at the center of a custody fight that's gone all the way to the supreme court. a biological father fighting an order to turn over his daughter to the girl's adoptive parents. this morning, they speak out in a live interview. when you think game show
prizes, you think trips, cars, cash, but baby? we are going to hear from the man behind one of the most controversial give aways. we explain why they feel the necessity to do that. >> why is savannah wearing glasses today? well, it's because she took a bit of pie from jimmy fallon, then down goes frazier. >> wow. >> we had a little bit of fun. we were doing an interview that was going to air next week on "today." we had some fun with the pie. the most exciting thing in jimmy's life right now is this bundle of joy, winnie. we talked about that. take a look. >> jimmy, you managed to keep it a secret. we didn't know she was on her way. >> it wasn't really a secret. we have been trying for awhile to have a baby and so we tried a bunch of things. so, we had a surrogate. this time, we decided not to
tell anybody. it would be more fun if it was private for me and my wife and we get to introduce her. when it happened, we were like who do we tell? who is going to be mad at us? we had to call everybody. it's so emotional. >> when you see him talk about this little girl, it will touch your heart. he opens up about it. he is filled with joy. it's awesome. it airs next week on "today." >> i don't think we had any idea he was expecting. >> no. >> win any was born the day after the royal baby. he has the royal baby stuff to distract the attention. >> it's our royal baby around here. >> princess winnie. >> yes. >> we look forward to that. meantime, let's begin with the controversy out of florida. a camp for kids defending itsz over criticism over a "hunger games" themed event. we are in largo, florida with details. gabe, good morning. >> good morning. at country day school, kids got
to participate in their version of the "hunger games," sort of. ift was supposed to be about learning and having fun. not everyone saw it that way. in the "hunger games" teenagers fight to the death, grade yea tor style. the books are popular with tweens. so popular, a day camp devoted an entire week to "hunger games" activities. dozens of kids participated. when the story hit the papers website with the headline at "hunger game" camp, children fight to the death, it spread across the internet. so did the controversy among readers. one calling it murder as children's entertainment. another writing, this is disgusting. camp organizers say there was no violence. kids grab flags to collect rather than take lives. the emphasis, they say, was on
communication and working together. >> avoiding the violence that's within many of the great books is not how you stop violence. you help steward children through the understanding of it. that's how you do it. >> reporter: the tampa bay times says we published a fair and accurate story about what we saw. camp leaders tried to steer them away from violent themes. the kids loved it. >> it was fun doing the "hunger games." i learned a lot about team work. >> camp supporters say it's nothing new. >> cowboys and indians, "star wars," harry potter and now hunger games. there's always going to be another one. >> this is the second year they organized the event. they plan to do it again next year. willie? >> gabe in largo, florida. thanks. >> looks like they were doing archery and tug of war.
other controversy, canoeing and identifying leaves. >> don't forget s' mores. thanks for pointing that out. >> i read the hunger games, rainstorm archery. >> the controversy escapes me. >> we head outside to get a check of the weather from al and his people. >> it's on the cloudy side. it's not dampened the spirits of this crowd. down here, you see a tent. that's elvis and the morning crew. they are doing their z 100 morning show. we'll check in in a bit. let's see what's going on as far as your weather is concerned. this weekend, saturday, wet weather in the mid-atlantic states in the southeast. plenty of sunshine out west. sunny. sunday, sunday, we are expecting the showers to hang out in the southeast. western third of the country looking fantastic. we have gorgeous weather from the great lakes to the northeast
hey, good friday morning. loren. taking a live look here at the golden gate bridge. hour ago. plenty of flight delays ought of sfo at 1:15. 58 degrees headed your way. 73 in san jose. a nice comfortable day in livermore at 78 degrees. getting into the upcoming weekend, our warmup finally kicks in. by monday into tuesday hitting the seasonal averages. hope you have a fantastic weekend. flo rida maybe from florida but all you are in the state of my people. my people. my people. savannah. >> your people, al. thank you so much. well, for centuries davinci's masterpiece the mona lisa cap evacuated everybody that looked at her.
michelle is at the louvre to explain. good morning. >> this is her home and people are always amazed how small this painting is and how incredibly alive she looks. well, this morning in italy, an old crypt is being opened to help see if the real mona lisa really was who historians think she was. >> reporter: how much does the world want to know just whose smile the mona lisa so delicated captured after these 500 years? enough to open a century's old grave in florence this morning holding the two sons of a merchant's wife who historians believe he painted in the early 15 hundreds. they want a dna test to see if some of these bones piering out through earth and time in a grave might really be hers. then they could do a reconstruction of her face and
see what she looks like. >> there's speculation in all sorts of ways, psychologically, historically, personally. all that's really known is that leonardo didn't hand it over. he worked on it slowly. it became something that obsessed him. >> maybe the only people not obsessed with these are princesses at the palace and thousand year old winery in the quite tus can country side. >> for us, it's quite clear. >> they are 15th generation direct descendants of lisa. maybe even look like her. >> our smiles are too big. we can't do it. >> you can't stop smiling long enough. >> but to them, no history. their family history and exiting documents tell them the mona lisa is their lisa. at first the excavations bothered them but now they too have caught the fascination. >> we are curious to see how she
really looked and how good was leonardo at painting her. >> the latest of the mona lisa lean toward the scientific. doctors wondering if her mouth was closed because she was missing her front teeth or maybe she they turned black if he was getting treatment for syphilis. now this will tell us more about the real woman behind this immortal work of art, savannah. >> michelle kosinski in paris. i have to say, i didn't see the syphilis angle coming. why don't you give us your feelings in french. >> you put me on the spot. i can't do that right now. >> can you say anything in french? [ speaking french ] >> not enough for the segment. you could have given me a heads up on that. i would have got my french translation app. >> you're telling me your fluent in french. >> but i'm not your show pony. >> keep your prize.
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>> when he gave abandoned babies to childless couples on primetime television outraged critics say he had gone too far in the race for the ramadan ratings. >> you have washing machines, dvd players and mobile phones and now kids. you know because he in the end is just another product. >> reporter: so far three babies have been handed over on the show. >> this isn't a prize. it's not a game show. >> it's not a prize. it's not a game show. it's a real charity. >> reporter: social welfare groups say there's another side to the story which is about preventing babies from being simply dumped on garbage heaps like these. >> reporter: most unwanted babies are girls and only a few survive the dump. including the three his emergency response organization found and provided for the tv show to raise awareness. >> we are constantly doing this campaign so that people do not
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everybody is talking about beyonce and the pixie but could you pull off the hair cut? a member of our crowd we yanked off the plaza is going to find out when we give her beyonce's new hair cut on live television. >> pretty long locks. and more fun on our plaza, flo rida is going to take the stage. but first, a check of your local news and weather. [ male announcer ] oh, dan, checking out of the doubletree isn't the end. your next trip is calling you. saying, "dan, schedule a 5 o'clock meeting at a hilton garden inn."
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the time is 7:56. good morning. i'm jon kelley. breaking news out of paris where authorities have evacuated the eiffel tower because of a bomb threat. nobody right now being allowed on or near the french monument while crews search for that on or near the french monument s posted on that one. the peninsula high school students who thad ap test scores invalidated are starting to retake the tests today. the first retake started minutes ago at mills high school in millbrae. you may remember student test scores were invalidated after the%5táur'g service cited6ti seatingúirregularities. students rallied outside the redwood city courthouse yesterday demanding their test scores be reinstated. it is friday, feel-good friday. christina loren, how are we looking throughout sf. >> looking coolonge classy, just
like you jon kelley. the transamerica pyramid, the sun will start to make an appearance by about 10:00 a.m. by about noon, 78 degrees. 58 in san francisco and 67 in san jose today. temperatures staying nice and comfortable for your saturday. then we'll start to bump up the numbers sunday, monday into tuesday finally getting back to season averaging for august. let's check the drive with anthony slaut sgler things are wide open right now as you mentioned earlier. we do have a stall on 880 southbound at a street inóom hayward, that's keeping things slow past the san mateo bridge. also in 101 into our traffic center, you can see on 101 southbound at capital expressway, a two-car accident that occurred, so traffic may pile up there as well. good to see the roads aren't too bad for/6ñ gajxfriday. enjoy the weather out there. coming up in one-half8 (eñ%ñ at 8:26, another local update.
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willie geist in for matt. coming up, we'll discuss the reason i'm wearing glasses this morning has to do with two things, jimmy fallon and pie. we'll explain. >> i like pie. >> those two meet in a few moments. then, get the scissors ready, the pixie cut is the rage in hollywood. beyonce becoming the latest star to cut her locks. could you pull off that look? this morning, a little help from a stylist who has cut beyonce's hair in the past. brittany, a volunteer from our crowd about to find out. no turning back now, brittany. >> she looks a little scared. you'll be all right. >> and from delays to electronic devices to what goes on in the cockpit, we'll wrap up our "ask the expert" series. >> a lot to get to this morning. but first, let us head inside. >> thank you! >> we love you too! >> they are your people. >> they are my people. >> let's go to natalie with a check of the top stories.
good morning, everyone. more rain will add to the misery today in parts of the south and midwest already hit by flash flooding. firefighters had to rescue people from the roofs of their cars and homes thursday in nashville, tennessee. flood waters also damaged roads in georgia. and overflowing creeks in missouri washed away trailer homes and claimed at least two lives. new evacuation orders were issued today for hundreds of people after a southern california wildfire doubled in size to 14,000 acres. the fire started wednesday in the mountains about 90 miles east of los angeles. it has already destroyed at least 26 houses and other buildings and is threatening hundreds more. ncaa says the website will stop selling player jerseys and other memorabilia linked to individual schools. however, it will continue to market generic ncaa apparel. the college sports organization is under scrutiny for some of its merchandising practices. it's also being sued by some former and current players over the use of athlete images and
their likenesses. the owners of the three winning power ball tickets are starting to come forward for their piece of wednesday's $448 million jackpot. minnesota contracting engineer paul white claimed his cash payout on thursday. he'll pocket $60 million after taxes, lucky guy, the father of two teens didn't know he was a winner until his girlfriend actually called him at work. >> this morning with my boss. he started the day my boss, he's going to end the day my chauffeur. >> the two other tickets sold in new jersey. a local official there said one belongs to a group of 16 county highway workers all going to split it. well, be careful what you wish for. one utah family learned that the hard way. they were driving down the highway during an intense storm when one of the kids said he hoped they would get struck by lightning. well, moments later, here's what happened. take a look. >> holy crap. >> yes, well, the family says
lightning hit their suv's antenna knocking out the electrical system and blowing out three tires. taylor said he could feel the hair on the back of his neck stand up and says that's the last time he'll wish for something like that. you can say that again. and a woman in spain has given birth to the biggest baby ever delivered there without a c-section. a british mother who lives in spain said she knew her baby would be big but not this big. 13 pounds, 7 ounces. maxine didn't even have an epidural during her five hours of labor and little newborn maria doing just fine. wow. she is a brave woman. 8:04 right now. let's go back outside to savannah and willie. no epidural, no c-section. >> oh. oh. >> she's a toddler. >> that's not an infant, that's a preschooler right there. >> thank you. let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker across the plaza.
>> all right, these guys are all wound up for us. big flo rida fans? >> yeah! >> all right. can't beat that. let's show you what we've got for your weather today. pick city today, down in miami, florida, flo's hometown. nbc 6, scattered showers and storms, 89 degrees. and as you look, we show you the afternoon temperatures, the heat continues in texas one more day where they're over 100 degrees. gorgeous here in the northeast with average temperatures 70s and 80s at least. look for the 90s to continue in interior sections of the northwest. rain will stretch from new england into the central plains where there's more flooding possible in missouri and arkansas. and sunshine in the southwest on up along the west 8:05. ' and natural ac stays with us here in san jose. good morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. mostly cloudy conditions here, we will see some sunshine by about 10 and then completely
sunny skies by about noon mtod. still have some light shower activity from sonoma county down through marin and that will likely be the case for the next couple of hours, then we will start to see that area of low pressure lift to the north. for us that means a warmup is headed our watch 75, santa theresa, q.h73, san jose, 80 f saturday and sunday. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thanks a lot. i'm on twitter last night. my producer tweets out a message that says, so this just happened with a link to a photograph of savannah guthrie and jimmy fallon. savannah completely covered in pie. >> what happened was i was doing an interview that we're going to air next week with jimmy fallon and at the end of the conversation, he challenged me to a game of rock paper scissors pie. >> all right. >> we're having fun. >> oh, my god -- >> please don't be rolling. >> come back.
you have to come back -- tell savannah -- help savannah get her -- we have to wheel her out. >> we're not rolling. >> we're totally rolling. >> they were rolling. >> the pie -- >> were you like in scooby doo or something? >> he's so nice, there was v vaseline all over that -- >> no! >> no, no, no t-- >> i'm good. >> i suggest you eat it and not snort it. >> it was like a cartoon. she's like -- whoa! i couldn't stop laughing. >> what happened was jimmy was like, you guys are rolling, right? >> are we okay? >> another take on this. >> look, i love the glasses. everyone's loving the glasses. >> you know why.
>> you had pie eye this morning. but you said you have special treatment. >> vaseline itted out. . >> sunday morning it'll clear up. >> her eyes were like bleeding. fallon and a pie. >> you've got to be more -- you need to be more responsible. you're a dad now. >> thank you so much. yeah. by the way, are you getting enough sleep, al? perfect. i wanted to make sure. that's my baby right there. >> oh. >> nice big yawn. it's what everyone says, you have a baby, there's nothing like it, but when you have it, i can't stop looking at her. and when i'm not holding her, i'm looking at photographs. she's the coolest thing. best thing that ever happened to me. >> i know you joke she's the other royal baby born the day after prince george. i took advantage of my little trip to london to make sure for those play dates with prince
george you are taken care of. >> you're going to wear this. it's going to be awesome. >> and we have to give -- >> one more. >> got the brand. >> the "tonight show" starring jimmy fallon onesie on the way. >> working on that one. >> big emmy nomination, as well. >> i'm so excited. it's a crazy year. to get justin timberlake. a good year. good writing and good people over there. >> let's get jimmy fallon an emmy this year. >> come on! >> hashtag fallon emmy. >> next time. >> you can catch our whole interview, we talk, we get into it. >> tuesday? >> airs tuesday. >> you were fantastic. and that was one of the funniest things. i'm happy it kept rolling. and then you stood up and you
were doing like -- hey -- i've got to stop moving. >> i don't know what to do, i don't know how to help you. >> hardest working woman in show business. >> good thing it wasn't embarrassing. >> and the "tonight show" starring jimmy fallon kind of an homage to johnny carson. >> yeah. we thought we'd bring it back. we're bringing it back to new york city. >> yeah! >> we're all going to be here for another long while. it's going to be fun. we'll be seeing a lot of each other. >> what an incredible year. >> yeah. >> congratulations. >> good luck. >> thank you so much, guys. appreciate it. make a gift out of it. good to see you, guys. coming up next, "the love boat" sails for the final time. do you have what it takes to sport beyonce's new pixie cut?
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having a partner with an opposite work schedule. >> yeah. >> on today.com 60% of you guys said you do too. >> wow. anyone here want to confess to sleeping solo. >> no but christina called. >> she was on the poll. >> she keeps voting and voting and voting. >> sending subtle messages over the television. trending on bing, sailing into the sunset. [ music playing ] ♪ ♪ the love boat ♪ soon we'll be making another run ♪ >> yes, the pacific princess, the ship made famous on the 1970s comedy the love boat will soon be no more. the iconic vessel known as the ms pacific made it's final voyage to a scrap yard in turkey. >> no? >> what? there's no museum for that? >> exactly. once the glamorous high seas
home, the is ship has been forgotten in italy for the last few years. it will be taken for it's metal and parts. they credit it for boosting the business. >> a little off topic but how did doc get all those women? do you ever wonder? >> he's the only doc on the boat. >> i guess. >> like ayman in uniform. >> good hands. >> what? >> i'm just saying. a doctor. >> oh, okay. >> all right mr. doctor. trending on twitter, are they trying to tell you something? a woman that booked a seat aboard a delta flight found quite a surprise on her ticket. take a look at her confirmation code. you see there? goner. i know we have been through hard times together but is this really the confirmation number? delta tells us the codes are
generated randomly. they will eliminate goner from the system. they also plan to follow up with the passenger apparently. what would you guy dos if you got a confirmation code. >> what is your cyanm 8. nm would be scary to me. >> or cya. >> we get cya here a lot. >> mine is a little darker, from the shining -- >> oh my god, wow. >> okay. >> redrum. >> that's disturbing. >> mine is toast 1. i was just thinking about breakfast. >> yeah, exactly. >> i also -- this is the first thing that popped into my head. >> wow. >> it's the worst confirmation. i thought satan. so satan 3. >> quite an insight. >> the psychology is quite evident. >> all right. trending on facebook.
what a great guy. matt damon was here last week. we love him. he's always ready to mingle with his fans. two women found out earlier this week when they got pictures with matt damon. only it wasn't matt damon. take a look. it was mark walhberg. he sent those pictures to a friend who let them know they had the wrong movie star but walhberg was playing along and pretended to be matt damon. on facebook walhberg wrote close enough. they share the big screen in the movie the departed and there is some similarities. >> that's about it. the smile. >> we know that we met someone famous. >> exactly. >> on thursday's trending we're talking about beyonce's new do, the pixie cut. now women are wondering how might i look if i had that. we decided to put it to the test. we'll give a member of the crowd the chance. her name is britney.
>> how are you? >> are you sure you want to do this? >> i don't know. it's too late to turn back now. >> are you scared. >> you still have your hair. >> a little bit, yeah. >> when was the last time it was short. >> second grade. i'm 21 so -- >> are you getting a lot of requests for this hair cut now. >> yeah, a lot. it's a really big trend right now. everybody grew out is now chopping it off. >> are you rocking a pixie cut right now? >> i am. >> easy, breezy. >> we'll give you like 15 minutes to work on britney here, right? >> yeah. >> and then we'll see the result. >> you are brave. >> you are a pretty girl. we know you can pull it off. you have the perfect face for you. >> we'll see you in a little bit. >> that's what is trending today. straight ahead on our 8:00 block, do you need to turn off the electronic devices when you fly? why are there so many delays? we'll wrap up our ask the expert series. we have a professional pilot in the house.
but first the bitter custody fight between a 3-year-old's biological father and her adopted parents. here's kristen welker. >> reporter: she is only 3 years old but for most of her life two families have been fighting to call her their own. she lives in oklahoma with her biological father and his wife robin. >> i'll fight until i have no more fight left in me. >> we are not giving up on her ever. >> reporter: but for her first two years her home was in south carolina with her adoptive parents. the bitter custody battle started in 2009 when veronica's parents split up. her biological mother asked brown to give her custody. brown agreed writing in a text message i think that i will just sign my rites away and he later signed the paperwork. about to deploy to iraq, brown said he never realized his daughter could be put up for adoption. >> i never knew what i was signing. i just thought that i was just signing, you know, for her to
have full custody, you know, be able to make all the right decisions for my daughter while i was gone. >> reporter: in 2011 a south carolina court ruled that brown who is a member of the cherokee nation should have custody of his daughter under a federal law which seeks to keep native american children with their parents. >> the case went to the supreme court that ruled that the federal statue did not apply. >> because he had not been a part of the child's life he was not entitled to say the child is deprived of his heritage. >> reporter: they ordered brown to return veronica but he did not show up with her siting his national guard training. now the court is demanding that brown hand her over immediately. all of this with veronica turning four next month. >> there's no doubt in my mind that i'm not going to be there. i'm going to be there for my daughter's birthday. >> we missed her third birthday but we don't want to miss
anymore birthdays. >> right now all that's sure is both families will face-off again next week in court. for today, kristen welker nbc news washington. >> well, her adoptive parents are with us now along with the attorney for the biological mother in this case. good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> when was the last time you saw veronica. >> 19 months ago when we had to hand her over. >> you had her for the first two years of her life. >> 2 1/2. >> so it's a complicated legal back story. we got into it a little bit but the bottom line is you won in court. you won in supreme court. there was supposed to be a hand over of veronica back to you. matt, what happened. >> nobody showed. they could have asked for a different time, a different date, but none of the attorneys did in court. so we assumed that he was going to show but now i guess we just assume that they knew all along he wasn't going to show. >> he had national guard duty.
do you believe that that's the reason he didn't bring the child. >> well, again, they could have offered a different time and place and they didn't and someone else could have brought her. that was very clear, a proxy could have brought her. so i'm not sure they ever planned to come. >> it is a complicated legal backdrop. as we just heard in the piece, he says he didn't need to sign over his parental rights he didn't know the baby would be adopted. what do you make of that? >> well, the first thing i would say is this case has been fully litigated and that has been of course part of the legal and factual inquiry all the way up to the supreme court and back. the fact of the matter is that he doesn't even contest the fact that he was fully prepared to and aware of the fact that he was giving up all parental rights. it's just that he expected veronica's birth mother to raise veronica herself. you know, veronica had been born for months and months and months
by the time he learned of the adoption and the reason for that is that he was out of their lives. she was pregnant, you know, pacing an unplanned pregnancy, a single mom of two. and she had to come up with a plan for her child. >> let me ask you about veronica because in family court they always say it's the best interest of the child and i assume that is what is most important to you. do you worry about this transition? she was with you for two years. now she has been with the biological father for 18 months. do you worry about if you get her back, how you will manage that? >> i mean, we obviously want it to go as smooth as possible. we don't want any trauma. they gave us an hour and a half. or her an hour and a half. we're giving her five days. or that was the plan. >> they cutoff all communication. we never got to see her, talk to her, she didn't know what had happened to us and we don't plan to do that with her.
>> well, it is a long and complicated story and a heart ren wrenching one. thank you for being here and sharing your stories. >> thank you. >> we'll send it to willie. >> thanks. let's wrap up our series ask the expert with the truth about flying. he is a pilot with delta airlines. he's been flying for 38 years logging more than 18,000 flight hours. good to see you. >> good to be here. >> you had a little trouble getting here last night yourself, didn't you? >> we do not manufacture delays. we experience one of those four hour ground stops coming up into the new york area yesterday so took awhile to get in here last night. >> let's hope our flight here in the 1975 seats goes more smoothly than yours did last night. let's start once and for all with the electronic devices. do i really have to turn this off? is it really a threat for the plane. >> potentially for now. as of right now you do have to turn them off. we're trying to enhance the flight experience for everybody so we have plenty of in flight
entertainment. we have the wifi options above 10,000 feet. there's an aviation rule making committee that will present information to the faa in september on updating the regulations. >> but as a pilot do you worry if this were on under 10,000 feet it would interfere with your communications. >> it's more than navigation and the communications but it could interfere, so yes. >> let's move on to the cockpit. i have always been told the hardest part is the take off and landing. witness you're up at a cruising altitude you put it on auto pilot. is that true? what's going on in the cockpit. >> every flight we use the auto pilot. it's one of the tools to provide a safe experience. you set cruise control you're still driving the car. the auto pilot, we program all sorts of things into what we want it to do. sometimes we make changes to those based on what air traffic control wants us to do but we use it on every flight. >> what constitutes a weather delay? sometimes it's not raining and we hear we're delayed because of
slow things down there to 380, not too bad, clouds are getting through, of course it is fryer friday, not as many cars on the road here on this friday. back to you. >> okay, anthony, thanks so much. we will be back with our next local news update in about 30 minutes. you can expect to see us again at 8:56. until then, enjoy the "today" show.
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i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist in for matt. >> savannah's mother nancy is here. flo was doing a little soundtrack. he was raising the roof. >> well, you know what, you're probably wondering where do i get my dancing moves? i think now we know. >> by the way, we have not one, but two great concerts next week. legendary performer jimmy buffett will be here thursday. and on friday, country superstar luke bryan will take over the plaza. >> and two weeks from today. >> oh, boy. >> you say one d. and -- >> they're everywhere. >> let us get a check of the weather from al roker! >> hey! thanks, guys. what's your name, ma'am? >> mary cashman.
>> you're how old? >> 90. >> and you're a veteran from world war ii, correct? >> i am. >> you were a nurse in the force? >> i was. i took care of the wounded shipped back from europe. >> god bless you. thank you for your service. all right. thank you very much. we've also got a good friend of ours elvis duran in the morning show. elvis, how are you? good to see you. wow, you are a sweaty deejay, aren't you? >> you're a sweaty weather man. you want to see another al that sweats? we have a surprise for you. >> oh, really? >> bring out the sweating al roker. >> wow. oh, my gosh. >> it's an al roker. oh, my gosh. that's like the end of raiders of the lost ark. >> buddy made this for you. >> it's like the walking dead version of al roker. >> you have a birthday coming
up, we thought we'd do an early birthday gift. >> thank you very much. that's very nice. >> who wants to eat a piece of al? >> i've known him for so long. all right. > i won't for the record, real al looks much better than cake al. good morning to you. your drive looking kind of cakey here on the san mateo bridge. we have plenty of low cloud cover but earlier this morning, plept tiff of drizzle that is now clearing up we have a beautiful day shaping up. have to wait for the sunshine longer in san jose, until 10 a.m., 78 in livermore, 58 for san francisco. 67 degrees in santa cruz. that's the warmest beach city across the day today. we all get warmer get nothing this weekend. i hope you have a great weekend.
all right, al. thank you so much. and now some more on the chop seen around the world. beyonce has chopped off the luscious locks sporting that pixie cut. >> beyonce, the voice, the curves, the hair, no more. beyonce has chopped off her trademark locks for a new pixie do. the 31-year-old star debuted on instagram. the reaction from fellow celebs was instant. ellen degeneres tweeted, if you had trouble telling me and beyonce apart before -- emma watson wrote, nearly got out my scissors this morning after seeing beyonce's pixie cut. i only managed to restrain myself. still no word on beyonce why she traded her tresses. was it her hair getting stuck on
stage last month. is it short hair is easier with a toddler in tow? was it miley and rihanna? or inspiration from halle berry or our own tamron hall? regardless of the reason, long or short, beyonce remains fierce. >> all right. now. we've got a victim depending on how you look at it. >> victim. >> i think eugene smith did a great job here. brittany of strasburg, pennsylvania volunteered off our plaza. what did you do with her? >> just took her short. gave her something really chop y and fun. fits her face. >> has she seen it yet? >> no. >> all right. take off the blindfold. >> turn around. and she'll be seeing herself. uh-oh. where is it at? well, brittany, let us tell you, you look absolutely fabulous.
you look really, really cute. how do you feel? >> i feel good. it's different. my hair's never felt this way before. it's awesome. >> what did you think when you saw all that long hair surrounding you? >> i didn't see it. i just felt it coming off my head. >> i'm going to show you on my phone. >> oh. >> what do you think? >> it's awesome. i love it. it's different. >> it's really cute. >> i'm just shocked. >> you mean you didn't wake up this morning thinking i'm going to chop my hair off on national tv? >> not at all. >> you're a great sport. we appreciate it. and i think we have another young lady. >> oh, everyone's doing it. you know who you look like -- natalie portman. >> i decided to go blond. >> and so quickly in the space of four minutes. >> eugene is amazing. >> great job. >> you look awesome. >> thank you. that's awesome. thanks so much. coming up next, what this
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>> the toyota concert series on today brought to you by toyota. >> he has sold 80 million singles worldwide and he is frankly part of the family around here. we're delighted to welcome back to our toyota summer concert stage, mr. flo rida. ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ if i took you home itd be a home run. show me how you do. i want to shut down the club. with you ♪ ♪ hey i heard you like the wild
ones ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ i like crazy foolish supd party going wild fist pumping music i might lose it blast to the roof that how we do it smoet i don't care the night she don't care ♪ ♪ said i got to be the man i'm the head of my band ♪ ♪ shut them down in the club while the playboy does it and y'all get louisiana ♪ ♪ club shuts down a hundred super model ♪ ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one oooh ♪ ♪ if i took you home it' d be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do ♪ i wanna shut down the club
with you ♪ ♪ hey i heard you like the wild ones ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ party rocker foot-show stopper. number one club popper ♪ ♪ got a hang over like too much vodka ♪ ♪ so cool. no doubt by tend of the night got the clothes coming off till i make that move ♪ ♪ all black shades when the sun come through ♪ ♪ what happens to the body it's a private show ♪ ♪ stays right here private ♪ i like them untamed don't tell me how pain ♪ ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ if i took you home itd be a home run ♪ ♪ show me how you do ♪ i want to shut down the club
with you ♪ ♪ hey i heard you like the wild ones ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ i am a wild one break me in ♪ saddle me up and let's begin ♪ i am a wild one tame me now ♪ running with wolfes and i'm on the prowl ♪ ♪ show you another side of me ♪ a side you would never thought you would see ♪ ♪ tear up that body dominate you until you've had enough ♪ ♪ i hear you like the wild stuff ♪ ♪ hey i heard you were a wild one ♪ ♪ oooh ♪ hey i heard you like the wild ones ♪ ♪ oooh
well, it's one hit after another for flo rida. he has a brand new single burning up the charts fresh off the success of his album "wild ones." he was one of our favorites and was kind enough to scramble for us and be on the plaza. welcome back it's great to see you. >> it's great. the fans love you. life of the party like myself. >> tell me about the jesus piece. i can't take my eyes off of it. >> it's the signs of success. i put god first with everything i do. >> savannah your wedding is coming up. that might look good with your gown. >> i registered for that. it's perfect. >> good luck with that. >> you have a new record coming.
the single is out. it's already a hit. i saw the video this morning. can we talk? it's an ode to the female behind. >> south beach, you know, you see nice bikinis and young bums everywhere you go. >> the term was bubble yum bums. >> shakespeare wrote that, didn't he? such huge success. 80 million singles worldwide and now you're back in the studio working on a new project. >> yeah, october it will be out. make sure you get can't believe it on itunes now and we'll have the album for you soon. >> are you glad we brought the florida weather for you. it's steamy today. >> it's all good. i love the sunshine. >> we love you. take it away.
[ music playing ] ♪ it ain't a secret ♪ baby turn around ♪ i want to see it try to see it got to see it. i want to see that ♪ ♪ got self-around one like serena, that's okay. cause i love my stereotypes. my girls in tools ♪ ♪ that maximum exposure know what i want to do ♪ ♪ telling all the girls all around the world my last name must be robin ♪ ♪ my my my my vanilla ciderelaa love it when i tell her drop it ♪ ♪ it ain't a secret.
♪ i'm betting you like people and i'm betting you love freak mode and i'm betting you like girls that give love to girls ♪ ♪ i bet you i'm guilty your honor and that's just how we live in my genere ♪ ♪ try to put it on ya ♪ bet your lips spin back around corner ♪ ♪ slow it down baby take a little longer ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby let me me know ♪ ♪ girl i'm going to show you how to do it and we start real slow ♪ ♪ you just put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ whistle baby, my whistle ready
to blow ♪ ♪ don't leave a note ♪ so amusing, now you make a whistle with the music ♪ ♪ hope you ain't got no issue, you can do it ♪ ♪ give me the perfect pitch you never lose it ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, let me know ♪ ♪ girl i'm going to show you how to do it and we start real slow ♪ ♪ you can put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ whistle baby, whistle baby. let me hear you say whistle baby, whistle baby ♪
♪ girl you can twerk it let me see you whistle while you work it ♪ ♪ i love how you drop it, drop it, drop it on me ♪ ♪ now let that whistle blow-oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby, let me know ♪ ♪ girl i'm going to show you how to do it and we start real slow ♪ ♪ you can put your lips together and you come real close ♪ ♪ can you blow my whistle baby, whistle baby ♪ ♪ here we go ♪ you can blow my whistle baby ♪ you can blow my whistle baby ♪ you can blow my whistle baby ♪ >> flo rida. thank you. we're back with much more music on a friday morning but first a check of your local news and weather.
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from nbc news, this is today's take with al roker, natalie morales and willie geist, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> >> on this friday morning, august 9th, 2013 as you take a look out on our plaza where flo rida just wrapped up wild ones. he brings it every time. works hard up there. more music coming up later on. >> it's a little close out there. he worked up a sweat. >> it's sticky. >> i didn't realize the girls, the t-shirts were risque along with other things. >> he's got the one song we just heard about, the bubble yum bum.
>> how does that go? remind me? >> you were fascinated by the back up dancers. >> some of them have double bubble. >> do tell. >> what do you mean by that? >> a lot of women -- >> you're what? >> women work really hard for that. >> for the hubba bubba. you would like that is what you're saying? >> yes. >> interestingly enough your husband's name is bazooka joe. >> want to talk about something else. >> you're a shade of red right now. >> i'm so many shades of red right now. >> let's talk about the lottery winners shall we? >> 16 workers from a county maintenance garage in ocean county new jersey won one of the three winning tickets in the
$448 million powerball jackpot. they're all going to split it. bosses say they actually showed up for work yesterday. can you believe that? >> if you were the 17th guy who didn't go in? you wouldn't show up to work. >> sorry. >> nobody ever wins those things. >> wow, that really burns. >> wow. well, hopefully it's all of them and it's a group thing. >> we really hope so. the director there, their boss couldn't be more happy for them. they're a group of wonderful hard working people. >> that's what he's hoping. hoping they all stay. >> really hard working. >> where is everybody? >> i hope he gets some of the earnings now. >> no. >> no, he's the boss. >> you think he's getting anything? >> did he put in money for it? >> i don't think so. >> meanwhile in minnesota paul white was the first winner to claim his portion of wednesday's jackpot. the holder of the third ticket also from new jersey has not yet come forward. i like this -- this guy was good.
he said i have two kids, i worry about college. i worry about taking care of their healthcare. he said and all of those just went away with one purchase of a ticket. >> that's perfect. he's smart. goes in first and gets his money up front because if something happens, you know, he's got his. >> yeah. his girlfriend was his boss so i guess not so much anymore. now the chauffeur. >> driving me around now. >> back your bags honey. we're going on a trip. actually you're going. i'm staying. >> i think after taxes and everything else $58 million. >> that's great. so in the market for a new house probably. >> which is a good segway. >> transition. >> pricey property. if you're thinking about buying a new home as many probably are, cnbc released a list of the most expensive states in which to live. number five, right across the river from natalie morales lives. >> no surprise there. >> new york is number four. >> i'm surprised.
>> it takes the whole state. obviously manhattan is outrages you and nobody can live here. >> connecticut. >> the tri-state. >> alaska. >> number two is alaska. >> i guess energy prices part of the reason for it too. >> and number one always seems to be at or near the top. hawaii. >> guess what the average home price in hawaii is, $740,000. >> wow. >> that's a lot of pineapple. >> that is a little piece of paradise. >> it is gorgeous. >> you have to pay for it. >> there you go. >> did you see these comments kate upton made. >> shocking. >> she is on the cover of september's elle magazine and talks about her experiences as a sex symbol. she said after my first sports illustrated cover i felt terrible about myself for a solid month. every single guy i met was married or about to be married and i felt like i was their bachelor present or something. i'm not a toy. i'm a human. i'm not here to be used.
i'm a grown woman and you need to figure your stuff out. >> i feel so sorry for kate. >> this is her first cover. >> so bad to look like that. >> it's a hubba bubba. >> that was the one she went into the arctic to do. >> i can't understand maybe a little bit of the objectifying women thing but she made a career out of it. >> she has done okay. >> she's done okay. >> i don't think we feel so sorry from her. >> she fel bad but she got over it. >> and then she did a whole other cover to follow that. >> it is true if you ever see her or models like her in public guys paw at them. it's gross. >> yeah. >> she didn't have to be pawed at. >> that's it. she is always lovely when she comes here. >> we love her. >> she is great. always a good sport. >> and we put boxing gloves on willie. >> exactly. >> keep me away. all right. so there was a lot of speculation, will there be a sequel to sharknado.
>> of course. >> but the real speculation is what are they going to call it? more than 5,000 submissions came into sci-fi. the winning title, not terribly exciting -- hold, hold -- >> that's pretty good. >> that's fantastic. >> so the new name is sharknado 2, the second one. the redundancy department. >> that was a direct rip from jaws, robert shaw is trying to fight the shark off. they could have come off with a better title, i think. >> i think they were going ironic. >> completely ironic and stupid. that's what it's all about. >> they keep the title with the quality of the movie. >> exactly. they were thinking about other really bad sequel names. there was legally blonde red white and blonde. >> police academy 4, citizens on
patrol. >> or miss congeniality 2, armed and fabulous. >> you had to say it like that. >> it had it on the title. it really does. >> remember hanging out with andy cohen. he does that a lot. fabulous. >> i didn't learn that from him. >> too bad they didn't do a secret to anaconda. >> we're just throwing it out there. >> my favorite one is dirty dancing 2, hot havana nights. >> that was a good one. >> yeah, you have some explaining to do. speaking of which, our good buddy elvis. >> yeah, special guest, she the host of the elvis duran in the morning show. he is broadcasting from out on the plaza taking in the concert. how are you doing there. >> hey willie. how are you? >> doing great. are you having fun out there. >> no, we would rather be in there with you. >> actually i'm with savannah. it's good. >> how are you holding up.
>> with a name like savannah you're used to the humidity. we're going to ask you questions that we have been asking the audience about. do you mind? do you want to help me savannah. >> are you going to embarrass us? >> run now. we'll start with natalie. have you ever while interviewing somebody on the show fantasized about what they would look like naked. >> no, never. >> i believe her. >> willie, al, have you ever undressed a guest with your eyes. >> never, that would be unprofessional. >> kate upton maybe. >> you did? >> no, you guys. >> they're lying, right. >> that was a lame question. may i go a little deeper? >> please. >> talk about celebrity grooming habits. >> that's an open ended question. >> the private areas. willie, do you groom in the privacy of your own home. >> is this howard stern or elvis
duran. >> is there manscaping going on. >> there's no manscaping. i am a hairless germanic creature. >> you know me, did i answer the question? no. i didn't. i called my lawyer. >> if hoda and kathie lee can talk about their grooming habits, surely you can. >> yeah but they're drunk. >> alcohol is in play there. >> come on. >> thank you for letting us come into your backyard today and be here with flo rida and jimmy fallon. it's been a great day here on today. >> love your show. you're so much fun. >> you don't know my show. >> we do. we listen. >> when i'm off, you know, which i'm never off. but i listen. >> you guys are so full of it. i love you. i love tv people. >> al you got off the hook. >> you can always listen to us on iheartradio.
they play it over and over. >> no one is going to answer the grooming question? al? >> you do the nasal grooming and the ear grooming. >> i'm 59 years old. i have air growing out. >> i can get it to be a comb over. looks like a dr. seuss character. >> thank you. it's a pleasure being here on today today. >> thank you now a check of the weather. >> all right. well we have more severe weather to talk about in the mid-section of the country. a big dome of hot air, high pressure. the storms are riding up and over it. cold air coming down from can can between the two. that's the battle zone. that's where we're looking for the heavy thunderstorms. we have flash flood watches and flood watches stretching from oklahoma all the way into the northeast. current radar shows we've already got heavy rain falling. another 1 to 3 inches possible from northern arkansas into missouri and so locally there could be three to five inches into saturday morning and that
extends into the midwest and later on into the northeast and 9:11, happy friday tour i'm meteorologist christina loren. this is san jose, we industrial plenty of stratus clouds overhead and that drizzle continues to come down up in the north bay. take it right to the radar, see quick pops of green, should be clearing up the next couple of hours. already seeing a lot of improvement in san francisco where you will hit about9 58 degrees today, 75, los gatos, 78 on the way to gilroy. finally, warmer weather headed our way, getting into the upcoming weekend, feeling like summer by tuesday. that's your latest weather. >> thanks a lot. you guys were asking me the other day, how is my friend megan. she does the friendly advice segment. very pregnant last time we saw her. she had her baby on monday night. >> awe. >> you already gave it to her. >> she posed with the "today" show onesie.
that's baby quinn with hudson. >> i like those names. >> hudson and quinn. >> that almost sounds like a private eye, hudson quinn. >> congratulations. >> we hope you get some sleep megan. >> and we need you back by next week if that's okay. coming up next, whether it's scantily glad celebrities showing off their best assets, a sneak peek of the latest movies and all the action from hollywood right after this. ♪ i'm gonna move a mountain ♪ i woke up to a light bulb on ♪ every little thing is possible now ♪ [ female announcer ] kraft singles have no artificial flavors and they're always made with milk, so you can be sure there's no single thing better when you're grilling up a burger. ♪ life is amazing ♪ with the love that i've found ♪ ♪
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we're finding out what the celebrities have been up to. >> from eye catching instagram picks to a twitter pick between two stars. a round up of the tweets, sneak peeks and photos we want to know about. >> and she is an entertainment reporter for usa today. >> let's start with the revealing picks in our star power category and rihanna the latest to pose in a couple of
photos actually. >> we'll have to change the name of this to skinstagram. she finished her tour two weeks ago and now she is back home in barbados and she is bored. >> too much time on her hand. >> she is posting bikini picks every day. multiple picks a day. if i had rihanna's body i couldn't say i wouldn't do the same but how many butt shots can you do. >> yeah. and a new hairdo going on. >> she took the cut. it didn't make as much noise as beyonce's but with rihanna it will be different next week. >> no one is looking at the hair at all. >> and nikki. >> speaking of hair and chest areas. >> really? >> yeah, speaking of -- >> there. >> she put on a black wig or weave, i don't know but she covered up her endowment but still -- that's sort of a crazy
pic to put on instagram. >> it will be there forever. >> not that she minds. >> they're unupping each other. >> or two upping. >> our photo of the week, gina davis revising the costume she wore in league of their own. >> that movie is from 1992 and she does not look much different which is amazing. >> yeah. >> she is an archer. this was earlier this week. she is shooting an insurance commercial so she put the costume back on. it's sort of like a time machine. what is she drinking every morning. >> there's no crying in baseball. >> yeah. >> she looks good in it. >> and bow and arrow is not a prop. she tried out for the 2011 olympic team. >> absolutely. >> also this week lea michele tweeted feels good to be home. #gleeseason5 with a photo of herself on the set. >> we all feel for her. that has to be so hard and some people do throw themselves into work but it's so tough.
this is three weeks after cory monteith has died, her on screen and off screen boyfriend. so just a really poignant shot from her and sort of a really touching moment for her to be back with her glee family. >> this isn't point yacgnant. this is nasty. bruce willis who starred with him in expendables two. willis out and harrison ford in and then says greedy and lazy, a sure formula for career failure. >> that is one way to tweet your sigh of relief. he went ham on bruce willis and calling him greedy and lazy and saying that's how you kill your career. >> he wanted $1 million a day. >> yeah, they said not so much. we'll say bye bye to you. so stallone putting it out there and saying see you. >> yeah, he's just not talking. we'll see what happened with that. hopefully he says something.
$1 million a day. >> yeah. >> sneak peek category, the 4-2 trailer just released. >> lots of fans excited about this. the trailer dropped the other day. chris hemsworth and natalie portman. people are excited. the movie doesn't come out until november. but there's buzz about the trailer. look out for that this fall. >> and our boys are excited about planes. >> yes, planes. >> i have a movie date with the kids. >> star studded cast, dane cook in this one. it's about an ambitious crop duster. they have this sort of transportation theme going. cars was the first in 2006. >> from the creators of cars. >> right and cars 2 two years ago and now we have plaens.
>> -- we have planes. >> i love casting anthony edwards as a fighter pilot. >> that will go right over kids heads. >> yeah. >> great stuff coming to the theater. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> great stuff. coming up next, all the news you need before you head out the door on this friday and then a little bit later on, does sleeping separately from your partner get you a better night's rest? we'll break down the biggest headlines but first these messages. jamie to checkout, please. there are lots of "jamies" out there,... huh? but that doesn't mean we're all the same.
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naturally beautiful results. good morning tour 9:26. i'm marla tellez. search dogs are out this morning at the solano county fairgrounds as police searchu+"r missing woman sandra koch. police named a person of interest in this case, a high-risk sex offender named randy alanna. investigators say koch and alanna dated 20 years angd and the two met just before her disappearance. police have not said what led them to the search for koch. in the south bay, police are investigating the shooting in east san jose just after 4:00 this morning. officers responded to reports of gunfire at the san jose apartments on cunningham avenue. police did not find anyone shot there but say three people
walked into a nearby hospital with gunshot wounds a short time later. there is no motive at this time and so far, no arrest65vo cf1 o b.a.r.t. and union negotiators meet again today to reach a deal for a new contract. the union says if it doesn't make considerable progress today it will issue a 48-hour strike notice. notice, the governor can still step in and order a 60-day cooling off period. we will have a look at weather and traffic after the break. the thing is bee, i got my mom wrapped around my little finger.
do you? yeah, i do. huh. i said i want honey nut cheerios uh huh. and she just totally caved. it's all about psychology buzz. psychology? as long as i don't tell him the cereal is healthy -- he can't get enough. sad, really. i kind of feel bad that i tricked him. but...it was easy. surprise... uh, ha ha ha. ♪ welcome back now the time 9: 9:28. look at the people out there on the golden gate bridge, probably in town for the many events this weekend. it will heat up just in time. wait for the sunshine here in san francisco until about noon today, possibly 1 p.m. 78 degrees inland, 71, bay side at the coast today, 58 degrees warmer days just around the corner, both saturday and sunday, we boost your numbers up just a touch, and monday to tuesday, reaching those seasonal
averages. let's check your drive with anthony slaughter. thanks, christina. things are looking good in the east bay, one accident to report, actually car fire, in the castro valley area, you can see on our traffic maps, 580 eastbound, so, going away into pleasanton and livermore, you can see is causing traffic to slow down just a bit but not too bad. the other area that's really bogged down right now, you can see right there, 880 northbound, headed toward the bay bridge, the bay bridge itself, not too bad, wide open there marla, back to you. o.co on 880, where the raiders play tonight. thanks, anthony. back with our next update at 9:56. we will see you soon.
we're not included in that out west heat, not just yet. we do have some warmth on the way, get nothing this weeke get live conditions just another hour, beautiful day shaping up. 72 on the way for us, 69, fremont, about 70 out in oakland tonight where the raiders are back at it. 85, sunday, hitting seasonal averages tuesday into wednesday of next week. that's your latest weather. thanks. every day there is a new health study out. everything from cutting your cancer risk with with garlic to why you might not be get a good night's sleep. >> here to break down the biggest headlines in health are
here and adam the director of gynecology in connecticut. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> first, we have been talking about this one, first out of canada, a study showed 30 to 40% of couples are sleeping apart. >> that's right. i don't think it's just in canada. the u.s. surveys have this as well. but the good news is it's not necessarily a bad thing. sleep specialists actually say sleeping by yourself is better for your sleep quality. you're not disturbed by your partner moving or making a lot of noises. so it's not a bad sign but you definitely have to find other ways to be intimate with your partner if you're not sharing a bed. >> there's good evidence that says a happy marriage gives you cardiovascular benefits. people happily married are living longer. if you're two to three rooms apart you're not getting any action and not as happy in the bed. >> we put it up on today.com website, 60% of people say they're sleeping apart. >> that's because those are the people apart and in a room by
themselves texting and the other guys are busy doing something else. >> remember i had sleep apnea before i lost weight and deborah would get up and go to another room. >> sometimes it can save your marriage. if your partner is someone keeping you up all night. do news the other room and find other ways to be intimate. >> there's another sleep study, same subject, this one linked to the lunar cycle. is there anything to it? >> there is. this was scientifically done in a sleep lab. only 33 volunteers but they kept them under stringent conditions. they had no idea what day of the month it was or what the moon was outside. the day of the full moon the subjects slept for 20 minutes less and had a harder time falling asleep. they also tested their quality of sleep. it was poorer. they felt more tired. lower melotonin levels. that night you slept too long. >> issue with the moon. >> the key is we think of the gravitational pull of the hoon but it probably has to do with
the light. they were exposed to more light during the full moon time period and if you think about it it relates to what we know. our iphone and ipads and tvs are emitting light and messing up our sleep studies. put away your electronics long before you want to go to bed because that light is keeping you awake as well. >> how about this one, raw garlic, a study suggesting raw garlic helps reduce the risk of lung cancer. >> that's right. so they looked at this in china. over 6,000 people were interviewed and they found those that consume raw garlic at least twice a week reduce their risk of lung cancer. if they were smokers they reduced it by 30%. they're saying it's raw garlic. we're not sure if it applies to cooked garlic. there might be kchemicals destroyed with the heating process. >> what's the science behind that? >> there's special oils inside of garlic that are broken down inside your body and for over
2,000 years chinese herbalists have known it has healing properties, free radicals. the interesting thing is you swallow the garlic, it goes in your body and it's broken down and metabolized. if you're going to lunch and have the pizza with garlic and brush your either quickly and have friends you're not because you're going to be exhaling it the entire day but it's giving benefits to your lungs. >> and those people end up sleeping in a separate room. >> thank you. >> thanks so much guys. >> up next, pork chops made with mar t martinis. i don't know what that means. but that's next. ll rings i heard you need it now. i only have ten minutes. i only need seven. oh. liquid plumr urgent clear penetrates the toughest clogs with two fast acting gels to leave you satisfied in only seven minutes guaranteed baby.
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martinis you know that that's a small part of the martini. what do you do with the rest of the bottle? >> keep drinking. >> you can't handle it. >> this is a pretty simple dish. simple, simple. that's how i like it. salt and pepper to get started. >> what kind of pork chop is this? >> this is probably the most beautiful pork chop you'll ever see. comes in a rack like this. get your butcher -- i always say trust your butcher, ask him questions. he knows best. nice hot pan. salt and pepper again on the other side. now, let these guy. people ask me how long -- >> how long. >> how long? spends on the thickness of the pork chop. depends on your oven. i always say about four minutes on each side. i like to keep them on the pan and not in the oven. >> whole thing on the stove? >> whole thing. let it rest for about five to eight minutes. you have something that looks like this. >> oh man. >> beautiful.
golden brown. and now, turn the heat just a touch. a little bit of butter, okay. touch of butter. i've got shallots or -- which ever one you want to call them. i kind of just get them in there. obviously you want this to be really, really hot. let that butter melt and then -- >> this is what you're going to use to deglaze the pan? >> deglaze the pan and give it tons of flavor. you see how it turns to brown right away. that's the beautiful stuff at the bottom of the pan. let the butter melt all the way through. we want to let it go for a couple of more minutes but still really tons of flavor. >> it's the magic of television. >> right on top. even a little bit of butter there. can't hurt. >> that's right. >> and for dessert -- >> this is jegenius. >> after awhile the alcohol cooks down and butter thickens it up but honestly -- >> i can smell it. >> you're good to go.
lemon pound cake. >> you like to grill it. >> i love to grill it. there's something to be said about grilling desserts. it brings out the flavor. we did a cinnamon sugar as well on there. >> this is a pistachio cream. >> one of my favorite nuts, nice and creamy. just like that. fresh strawberries. using my hands here. >> that's okay. >> you have that lemon pound cake. >> one of our favorite nuts. >> thank you so much. >> recipe is on our website today.com. our new app as well. get it at the app store or whatever platform you use. he sold more than 80 million singles worldwide. top charter flo rida on the play whyers -- plaza right after this.
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>> caught up in the middle i cry just a little when i think could let it go oh no ♪ ♪ gave up on the riddle. i cry just a little when i think i could let it go ♪ [ music playing ] ♪ ♪ i know caught in the middle i cry just a little ♪ ♪ when i think could let it go ♪ oh no, gave up on the riddle ♪ i cry just a little
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cry just a little when i think i let it go ♪ ♪ i know caught in the middle i cry just a little ♪ ♪ when i think i could let it go ♪ ♪ oh no gave upton riddle ♪ i cry just a little when i think i let it go ♪ ♪ when i need a heeling i just look up to the ceiling i see the sun coming down i know it's all better now ♪ ♪ when i need a heeling i just look up to the ceiling i see the sun coming down ♪ ♪ today show ♪ when i need a healing i look up to the ceiling i see the sun coming down ♪ ♪ i know it's all better now ♪ when i need a healing i just look up to the ceiling ♪ ♪ i see the sun coming down ♪ i know it's all better ♪ everybody scream ♪ i think i let it go
♪ i know caught in the middle i cry just a little when i think i let it go ♪ ♪ oh no, gave up on the riddle i cry just a little ♪ ♪ when i think of letting go ♪ i know caught up in the middle i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ ♪ oh no, gave up on the riddle i cry just a little when i think of letting go ♪ >> flo rida. thank you. good morning! wow.
well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. all right. let's check in with erica hill for a preview of what's coming up this weekend. good morning erica. >> good morning guys. >> tomorrow morning. >> a little willie geist erica hill magic. >> we'll be here. >> i'll be tuning in. >> prepare yourself. >> get ready. >> also ahead, after a rocky
start with her own network things are turning around for oprah. we'll get into the oscar buzz surrounding her latest film performance. you talked to her as well. plus social media, could it be driving a wedge between you and your family and friends? i say yes. >> yes. >> we'll tell you why posting, especially a bunch of photos may lead people to dislike you. >> yeah. >> and then i don't know if this would work for you but maybe you're looking to add something to your resume like professional princess. dylan gave it a try. she learned to be a princess for a day. >> she looks like a princess. >> she is out of a disney movie in the best possible way. she'll let us know how it worked out. she is doing the weather again this weekend so she may be sticking with the meteorologist thing for a little while. >> you never know. >> princess meteorologist. >> oh my. >> elvis duran presented me with that. from the cake boss. >> carlos's bakery in new
jersey. thank you. >> al -- >> back there performing with with flo rida. >> have you smelled that cake. >>? that cake smells a little funky right now. >> really good. it's really funny. awesome. >> an artist. >> put your alarm clock on there. >> yeah. >> erica i'll see you in the morning. >> hoda and kathie lee. it's hoda's birthday today. >> happy birthday hoda. >> after your local news and weather.
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mills high school in millbrae. you may remember test scores were invalidated after the testing service decided seating irregularity. students rallied outside the courthouse yesterday, demanding their test scores be reinstated. summer vacation to hawaii turned deadly for a 41-year-old oakland man. police say sun vo disappeared wednesday afternoon while snorkeling in the waters near the can nip pale villas in maui. he was reported missing by friends and rescue crews launched an extensive search by air. crews recovered his body yesterday morning. a soupy start to this friday. check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> thanks, marla. yeah. you know, all the action for the louis vuitton america's cup starts at 1 p.m. right here on nbc bay area. we are going to see a little bit of a seabreeze out there. temperatures about 59 degrees to kick off that big race. 78 in fremont, 77, concord, 78 headed your way in livermore
this weekend. finally get that warmup, temperatures are going to feel more comfortable at the coast. talking about the 60s, mid-60s, monday to tuesday. upper 80s return inland next week. we are keeping an eye on traffic, things are lonely at the bay bridge approach, not a whole lot happening there, good news if you are still headed that direction. only kind of bad news we have is this bog down we are seeing in 880, the northbound side near the oakland coliseum. that is really the only trouble spot, no major accidents to report otherwise, a quick check in palo alto does show traffic is moving right along smoothly. marla, back over to you. >> the sun peeking out as well. thanks. we will be back with the next local news update at 10:26. we hope to see you then. [ female announcer ] new nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares.
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>> i can't do it. >> they really work. >> jerry did it as a joke. he put silly glue on it. is that what you did? >> somebody who is almost 60 did it but someone who is almost 50 couldn't do it. >> 49. >> just saying. >> i can't do one. >> happy birthday -- hoda. >> oh. by the way -- >> happy birthday my darling. >> thank you. >> i am so happy you were born. that means i get to work with you every day and i love you with all my heart. lots of people want to say happy birthday and we love you, hoda. here's a very, very special person. >> is blake barking? >> no, he's saying "happy birthday" in dog. >> i love blake. is he here? >> there's another blake you love even more and let's bring him out.
>> what? >> hi, hoda. it's blake here. i know you're probably having to work today on your 26th birthday, which sucks, but i'm sure because i do watch the show all the time that you either have a big old margarita in front of you or a glass of wine and i'm sure kathie won't shut up and let you talk. just probably another day at work for you, but i wanted to say, i love you, and i know this is a special day. i remember when i turned 26. and i hope you have a good day. and a fun night. i wish i could be there. kathie, let me talk. kathie, let somebody else talk. happy birthday, hoda. >> wait a minute. i think if i'm not mistaken he said i love you. did he? >> i heard him say it. >> he said a margarita and a glass of wine. >> thank you. >> and jerry, i believe there's another little item, isn't there? >> wow. >> i believe there is. >> thank you.
>> somebody was saying on the air the other day they wanted a particular something. >> i did? did i? >> yes, you did. >> what did i say i wanted? >> you need only speak it and it comes true. >> there was a t-shirt in the nbc experience store that i thought maybe looks stalkerish. you guys, this is -- and i'll just say it was about my dog but really we know who it's about. >> that's sweet. we've got lots of good stuff for you. >> this is such a great birthday. >> in honor of my birthday -- >> this is a big deal. kathie lee is turn -- >> la, la. >> 60! next week. here's what we're going to do next week. every single day we're going to ambush women over 60. specifically looking for women over 60. so come down to the plaza next week. here's the deal. don't show up at 9:30 and think you'll get made over for 10:00. you have to be there like 6:30 in the morning or 7:00, okay? so come early so you can get picked. you'll do a whole makeover all
week long. >> now -- i love my birthday show. should i put the hat on? >> and yet another survey why we're doing this on your birthday, i do not know. a new survey asked film lovers what their favorite film was. most of them surveyed said that they were in the -- >> the '80s. >> the '80s were the best decade. they asked us what were our favorite movies of the '80s. most said they like action/adventure best. kathie's favorites of the '80s. >> "princess bride," which i adored. what a cast. and it was brilliant, brilliant. and the other one was one of the greatest love stories with one of the most gorgeous john berry scores and that was "out of africa." >> unbelievable. >> i have a lot of favorite movies. i love "love actually" and "shawshank redemption." if i had to pick two, i love "dirty dancing." >> i liked it very much.
>> you didn't love it? >> were you crazy about patrick swayze? >> i loved him. i thought he was sexy and fun. and my other favorite movie which is one that didn't gets lots and lots of traction although -- >> we loved it. >> "dead poet's society." you remember, oh, captain my captain. that was such -- >> carpe di em. seize the day! >> that is the first time i can remember seeing robin williams play a serious dramatic role. he was so, so good in that. >> favorite kid's movie was "e.t." and i guess it's time for our friday -- >> can i point out, we have a louisiana posse who came. i don't know if they showed up for my birthday or just came because they felt like it but we have louisiana ladies in the house. laura badeaux and her crowd. >> they are here just in time for my friday funny. this joke came from maggie camden on facebook. thank you.
a man takes a seat next to a pirate with a wooden leg, a hook and an eye patch. the man says, i have to ask, what happened to your leg. the pirate gets a sad look on his face and begins telling the tale of a fierce sea battle in which his leg was hit by a cannon ball. the man says, that's incredible. is that how you lost your hand, too? the pirate says, no, and starts telling a different wild tale of swashbuckling sword flight that took his hand. now the man who is by this point transfixed by the captain can't help but ask, and what happened to your eye? the pirate says, well, a flock of seagulls flew over me ship. i turned my head skyward and a dropping fell right in my eye. the man laughs and says, that's not true. you couldn't have lost your eye because of seagull poop. the pirate looks at the man and goes, arg. it was me first day with the
hook. i am on fire! >> your friday funnies have been exceptional. >> i want to thank everyone for sending them in. it is time for our baby announcement where we celebrate new moms and adorable new additions to their families. our first johnson's baby is tyler lincoln tarolli born june 15th in syracuse, new york, who weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces. his parents steve and carrie are very excited because he just started smiling. >> it's really just gas. next, a little girl names paris ciare love jones was born in cincinnati on june 28th. her parents say that paris loves to make funny little facial expressions and her mom claims she already has the cry of a diva. now lincoln jeffrey petersen born june 21st in reno, nevada. his parents say their little boy loves taking baths.
>> and our final johnson's baby is hoda woman kotb. yes, that is her middle name. she was born many, many, many years ago. >> okay. >> august 9th, actually in norman, oklahoma. we imagine she was a sweet baby that came out of the womb dancing with a full head of hair. congratulations to all our babies. if you want a chance for your baby to appear in our johnson's baby of the week go to klgandhoda.com for details. i never know what to get you. every year we say we won't give gifts. >> i thought we weren't. >> well, we are. i know how much you love my songs that -- david friedman and i write. so this is your real birthday gift. take a look. ♪ ♪ hoda woman
princess of the nile my hoda woman your warmth, your wit your smile ♪ ♪ you're like no other woman no, no one can compare ♪ ♪ who else could compete with those feet those spanx that hair ♪ ♪ i wanna hoda on your kotb in the back of my jilapi i want to walk you down the street ♪ ♪ show off your size 11 feet don't i know that you're size 10 honey but they're huge ♪ ♪ i want to get you good and loaded till your great big head exploded ♪ ♪ and then i'll spin you in a tizzy and watch the keratin go
frizzy ♪ ♪ she eats lots of sweets she dances to some music and she always plays some crappy stupid song ♪ ♪ and somehow you always want to sing long ♪ ♪ men are in love with hoda kotb because it's impossible not to be ♪ ♪ with that fine egyptian body i want to hoda on your kotb ♪ ♪ because we know you like it's sloppy we think you're really nifty even though you're almost 50 ♪ ♪ happy birthday hoda kotb ♪ ♪ it's your heart that really got me let's face it my career was basically through ♪ ♪ till i hooked with you
so i'll sing this song for you and lift a glass ♪ ♪ or two ♪ and join with all the rest to say, hoda you're the best ♪ ♪ happy birthday hoda woman we love you ♪ >> i cannot believe -- >> did you like your song? >> i loved it. >> it's going to catch on. >> people love it. but nobody was going yeah, yeah. >> oh, my god. that was spectacular. >> well, thank you. >> thank you. >> that was dorel and amanda who came up to the house last
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this philosophy. some friends come into our lives for a reason, some for a season and some for a lifetime. she's with rena who wrote "upgrade" taking your life and work from ordinary to extraordinary. >> great to see you. >> very special day. >> it is one of those things that often we find ourselves with friends who have been with us for a long, long time and just because of that, they have just been along on the ride and you feel no reason to take them off the ride. right? >> yeah, and i think that sometimes you just have to reconsider. that's what rona is talking about in her book. how we do that reconsidering in the context of time. >> time is your most valuable resource. and once it's gone, it's gone for good. a lot of us don't stop and think about how to allocate our time. we call it the new american epidemic. we're too rushed, too busy, too many work obligations, family obligations. the time in life is to get rich in time. so there's a systematic way to think about how to allocate your time.
only three things to do. have fun, be productive and give back. so if it falls -- >> if your friends don't fall into that. >> if it falls out of those, then -- >> some people have toxic friends who they like, you know, most of the time and then there's like 15% of the time where that person brings you down and they aren't great. >> you have to consider not only how you use your time but what they do to you. it's not just the time you're with them but the time you are spending worrying about them. and is the toxicity something you feel is hurting you or hurting people you care about? and is it turning you into a friend you don't like to be. friendships really need to be reciprocal and you need a sense that it doesn't have to be exactly even but there has to be a reciprocity. >> if you are a person that's growing in life and with a friend you've had for 30 years that has never, ever had a new thought -- but how do you do it nicely? >> there's a very simple method. i came up with an exercise called rate your friends.
just make a list of everyone you are spending time with. and then put one of three marks next to their name. a negative, a zero and a positive. so a negative is someone who is draining you of your energy. they make you feel bad. you feel guilty and they just take, take, take. we all have them in our lives. a zero is someone who neither adds value or takes away but always seems to be texting. hey, i'm bored. a positive is someone you are growing from, learning from, you feel wonderful spending time with this person. go off that list and cross off all the negatives and the zeros. . >> you asked a question about how do you do it? i think first of all, there's no one way because every friendship is different. and every friendship is different. but i think one of the things we can do is always remember the friendship was in your life for a reason at some point. so you don't need to trash your friend. you want to value the person you want to maintain, the dignity and honor the friendship. >> while you're dumping them. >> and take responsibility. i just can't be the kind of
friend that i once was or that you need. and that you want. but i love you. you've been in my life and we can go our separate ways. or you can also have people kind of be different. you don't have to spend so much time with them. they can still be in your life. >> thanks. >> trash them. all right. now that you've decided to keep her, what might you want to get your best friend for her birthday. >> bobbie thomas has all the buzz suggestions coming up after this. the baby's in there? yep. how'd that happen? um...
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this is music for a dog that's been psychoanalyzed. >> and you play it and it -- >> should hit this. >> we have to turn it on. it's been psychoanalyzed and arranged for a dog. you'll play this. it's called the icalm. and this cyrus is a huge fan. there's a picture of a fan of the brand cuddling. and so this might put us all to sleep and it's not party time. >> i like it. >> you are such a music person i thought we could get an iblake playlist going. next this is totally for you. >> i'm sorry. okay. i like it. >> this is called mighty purse. you can run around with your phone. instead of having to have the huge case, this bag has a built-in charger on the go. >> that's great. >> it's always going dead. >> it's called mighty purse. it's fantastic. and then when you are jogging in the morning, you can actually be
safe. so you put this behind your head and it goes on your temples, not your ear because what you want to do is keep your ears open so you can hear when someone -- >> and traffic. >> this is through vibrations on your temple. and last, but not least, these are gourmet rice crispy treats from the treat house. this is a great alternative to cake you can ship your girlfriends across the country. >> this looks like a reese's cup, chocolate, peanut butter. >> birthday cake, edible bubble gum. you can get all this on klgandhoda.com and our new app. country singer brett eldredge performs his hit song "don't ya." >> do you know who wore this? we'll tell you how to score the clothes actually worn by your favorite country music star. and great things you can find that are just under 50
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than 24 hours ago. we are still slated to hit those unseasonably cool readings today, 78 degrees on the way to livermore, 70 for fremont, 72, san jose. it's a big bay weekend and we will have the forecast for all the events today at 11:00. check that drive first with anthony slaughter. >> thank you, christina. things are picking up at the bay bridge approach, but not too bad considering that it is a friday, so at least things are looking good there. you will notice though on the 880 approach, northbound side, things are headed southbound, not too bad, really once you get past oakland into san leandro, hayward and fremont, things look really good, even on the peninsula, near san mateo, slowing on 1901 southbound, no major accidents. >> thanks, anthony. hundreds of student opts peninsula are taking tests in the middle of summer around it's because their ap test scores were invalidated after the testing service cited seating irregularities. students rallied outside the redwood city courthouse yesterday demanding their test scores be reinstated. we will have reaction from those
students coming up in 30 minutes 11:00. jon kelley and i hope to see you then. ♪ we are back on this try day friday also known as hoda woman's birthday. with more of "today." if you are like hoda and love country music, then you are in luck. you are about to get the chance of a lifetime to own something worn by some of the most famous country stars in the world. >> the founder of edrop-off korie mcfadden has some of the items about to go up for auction to benefit the disaster relief in oklahoma. >> people love to have stuff that was owned by their stars. their favorite people. >> and these pieces were worn in some of the best places possible from the red carpet to the voice. so you can actually, you know, strike your own red carpet in
this. >> carrie underwood wore this at the cpt awards. it's that light blue. we have laura coming out. laura is wearing the exact, well, it is. it's her outfit. >> this is a george chakra two-piece outfit. she wore it on the red carpet of the 2013 cmt awards. >> that's got to be a size minus 4. >> that's got to be. >> it's a size 2, so it is a smaller piece. but it's absolutely beautiful. and maybe, you know, you can get in the jacket or not the short or the other way around. >> what do you think something like this would go for? >> all the auctions start at $18.99. it will be on auction for ten days. so they get bid throughout the ten days. these pieces are as much as one is willing to bid for them. >> brad paisley wore the next outfit. let's take a look at his picture. while we're looking, let's look at our -- enter george. step out here.
>> the hat or the whole outfit? >> the jacket and all. this is the jacket. he won entertainer of the year at the cma awards in this jacket. it's carrying some good karma with that. but the jacket is great. it's by sand. and, well it was brad paisley's. >> enough said. i like it. nice. it looks comfy, too. >> thank you. next, miranda lambert wore this black chain dress and she performed in this dress, too. it was a beautiful song. and coming out now we have gabrielle. is she going to sing? she's got the mike. are you going to sing? >> i wish. >> you have miranda lambert as your intern. it's pretty amazing. this is by giovani. she wore this to the 2013 acm awards. >> it's amazing they are parting with these things. that's really great. >> how did you get them from the star? >> i'm friends with carrie
underwood and blake shelton's designer. these hold sentimental value to them and to the person who wins it as well. it's a special piece and a great way to raise some money. >> why don't we bring out blake shelton. >> he wore -- what is he wearing? this jacket? or shirt kind of. >> it's a jacket and a shirt. >> well, okay. this is getting really, really bad. i'm going to be in such -- i'm sorry. but tell us about blake's outfit. >> so this is a custom jacket by richie sambora's line chrome and the shirt by sand. so these will be auctioned off separately. you can probably get that shirt, will that be part of your restraining order? >> i think i'm going to prison. i've got to stop saying his name. it's weird. >> but maybe you can curl up in bed in the shirt. but these pieces will be
auctioned off separately and blake shelton wore these on season four of "the voice." >> so cute. >> let's bring all of our lovely models back out. >> we have our own country star here with us. brett eldredge is going to sing a song for us. >> i can't wait. if you need to find the perfect present -- hint, hint -- you can find for for under 49 bucks. look! she wears the scarlet markings! [ man ] out! your kind is not welcome here! nor your odd predilections! miracle whip is tangy and sweet, not odd. [ man ] it's evil! if you'd try it, you'd know. she speaketh the truth! [ crowd gasps ] [ woman ] reverend? ♪ can i have some? [ goat bleats ] ♪ yep. how'd that happen? um... [ female announcer ] some things are hard for kids to digest. rice krispies are easy. because they're made of rice,
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if you haven't heard, good things come in packages under 50, just like hoda woman. in honor of her 49th birthday, we called on chassie post. >> happy birthday. >> thank you. >> we scoured the globe, hoda, for gifts for you under $49 and first to start with the pet lovers, we know you love your furry friend blake. so we thought, why not a custom pet portrait. now kathie lee if you could do
the honors and unveil. check this out. custom. >> i know. it's just $49 from this great etsy shop called scottie inspired. send a photo -- >> that is the cutest thing i've ever seen. i cannot stand it. >> and then they create a digital portrait online. they e-mail it to you. you can frint on anything. canvas or paper. >> i love it. >> adorable. >> blake. >> hoda to keep you warm and cozy, we love nothing more than a great throw like this pom-pom throw from c wonder, $49. transforms a room. >> beautiful. i love this color. >> also, kathie lee if you can help me pull this out. >> something weird. >> if you need to stay just a little bit warmer, we have -- >> see, now it's going into weird. >> blake shelton blanket. >> we're stepping into restraining order territory. i'm scared. >> put that on her like the
queen she is. yes, yes, watch your little microphone. >> he sent that just for you. >> also $49. >> you don't need those notes. let me have that. >> so we heard a rumor that like most of us, you might enjoy an oreo from time to time. >> yes, i love oreo. >> the chocolate covered company has taken them to the next level. belgian covered dipped oreo. >> she's already in. >> are they great? >> yes, so, so yummy. >> those are good. i'm so glad it's my birthday. oh, my god. >> wrapped in the blanket eating chocolate dipped oreos. i know what you are thinking. why doesn't everyone have their own personal and portable karaoke machine. >> they don't? that's just wrong. >> so perfect to sing "hodie on your kotb." >> that big hit sweeping the nation. >> by the way, i loved my song at the top of the show.
what's next? >> celebrating your birthday louisiana style. the louisiana crawfish company will send you live or boiled crawfish directly from their family farm to your table. $49.99. >> do you know how to eat them? >> take off the little head? >> you squeeze the head. you suck the head and pinch the tail. you suck the head and you pinch the tail. >> delicious. >> you are actually drinking crawfish juice. >> yes. that's what you do. >> i do that with crabs but not crawfish. >> your mardi gras beads, bibs. for $49 you can have a crab fish boil. >> you're so happy. >> i am. >> this is a great, useful gift. i don't know if you've ever misplaced your keys or wallet. this is called the stick and find blue tooth location tracker. so you put these little stickers on anything, like your keys, and then you download this
application. and it's got a radar. >> and it will tell you where it is? >> genius. i love it. >> again, $49. now for that good night's sleep -- >> is this the chillow? >> no. but i love it. this is a sleep therapy pillow called the sound oasis. all you have to do, yep, push play. it has a speaker. >> it plays in the thing? >> isn't that wonderful. >> can we put hodie on your kotb on that? >> you can lull yourself to sleep with that beautiful song all night. >> and last, but not least, for, you know, the woman who has everything you or the person who has everything, why not give a gift that gives back. this is justgive.org. choose from lots of different charitable gifts you can give in hoda's name. give 400 meals to a -- to families facing hunger. >> that's always the best. >> thank you so much. >> they were all great. thank you so much. all right. a birthday present i'll never
return. >> country music star brett eldredge performs a song for us after this. hi, i'm cherry. and i'm here to talk about your bums. these are bum-wipes. do you think that would be quite an interesting addition to your dry routine? yes. so you like using them? i do. because you feel... ultimately clean, i guess. you're welcome to borrow my container. it's new, look at that. would you ever use these? i think i should. would you like to have a go? yeah, we could do that. it's awesome! [ cherry ] nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher than the cottonelle care routine. so let's talk about your bum on facebook. where to next?
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the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> he's open forward brad paisley, willie nelson, taylor swift and blake shelton. and now three years after his first single, brett eldredge is debuting his first album called "bring you back." and it includes a single in the top five of billboard's country charts. >> if you need a little extra reason to listen to country music, just look at him. just look. brett eldredge was voted one of the hot guys in 2013 in "people" magazine's country edition. nice to meet you. >> well, well, well. >> that's crazy.
i don't know what to say about that. >> you are having a big year. >> it's been fantastic. >> it beats what you were going through in obscurity, doesn't it? >> it's been a journey to get here. it's a crazy business. i've been having a lot of fun. i've got these guys in my band here sticking behind me. >> it had to be hard to narrow down. you had like 30 songs you love and had to narrow it down to 12. >> he wrote like 300. >> i've probably written 300. the best ones that stick out are the really ones that feel like they should fit on this record. i've got 12 songs i can look back in 20 or 30 years and say i wouldn't change one song, and that's what i want to do. >> are they based on like personal experience? >> yes, several. >> where do you get your material? what happened? >> lots of things. did you live a juicy life or were you in rehab or something? >> no, it's more like heartbreak. >> somebody broke your snaert who did that? what was her name? >> i can't do that. >> shame her. just say a first name. she knows who she is. >> what are you going to play
for us? >> i'm going to play "don't ya." >> of course. >> we're really happy for you. >> brett eldredge! ♪ ♪ girl you cut those jeans just right i know you didn't buy 'em like that so baby don't even try that ♪ ♪ you dance oh, you move like there ain't nobody watchin' ♪ ♪ but girl you know i'm watchin ♪ ♪ don't lie you've got it all figured out ♪ ♪ that smile has got me spinnin' around don't even try actin' like it ain't no thing ♪ ♪ cause i can see you move a little closer, closer ♪ ♪ girl i gotta get to get to
know you knowia ♪ ♪ everything about ya makes me wantia want ya know you're doing baby don't ya, don't ya ♪ ♪ you've been looking over here all night when i look you, you look away ♪ ♪ oh, i love the little games you play ♪ ♪ i bet you didn't mean to brush my hand when you walked by me like you didn't mean to drive me crazy ♪ ♪ don't lie you've got it all figured out ♪ ♪ that smile has got me spinnin' around ♪ ♪ don't even try actin' like it ain't no thing ♪ ♪ cause i can see you move a little closer, closer ♪ ♪ girl i gotta get to get to know ya, know ya ♪ ♪ everything about ya makes me
want ya, want ya ♪ ♪ don't ya ♪ let me get out of here and let me show ya how good it would feel to hold ya ♪ ♪ put your pretty little head on my shoulder oh, yeah don't lie ♪ ♪ you've got it all figured out that smile got me spinin' around ♪ ♪ don't even try actin' like it ain't no thing ♪ ♪ no, don't lie you got it all figured out that smile has got me spinnin' around ♪ ♪ don't even try actin' like it ain't no thing ♪ ♪ cause i can see you move a little closer, closer ♪ ♪ girl i got to get to know ya, know ya ♪ ♪ everything about ya makes
♪ it's your birthday we're going to party like at your birthday ♪ >> that's my kind of birthday song. >> back with country music singer brett eldredge who just performed. >> you were awesome. >> we've had a fun time celebrating hoda's birthday. >> i got you a special surprise. not that you didn't see these.
i have carried these all around new york city. they are giant sized but they're awesome. >> thank you. >> you are awesome. >> happy birthday. >> and i got for blake, you know, i know you named him after blake shelton. they don't come in booze flavor but they are -- >> thank you. >> peanut butter and jelly flavored biscuits. >> hoda will not share them with blake. she will eat them. >> that was really cool. >> if it's hoda, we all lift ou to you. >> look at blake on the cake. >> come on in, you guys. >> it's an absolute joy to -- >> come on in. >> shush for a second. absolute joy to come in every single day knowing that i'm going to spend such unbelievable time with you. i've grown to love you like a sister. we all adore you. nobody works harder. nobody makes everybody feel better than you do, hoda. you are a beautiful, beautiful example of a shining life. and we love you.
we lift a glass to you and say happy, happy birthday. >> i love you. and thank you for my song. for both songs. for the one you gave me and kath. >> everybody! ♪ i want to hoda on your kotb it is taking the country by storm. >> next week, country music singer luke bryan is going to be here. >> from "duck dynasty" we'll finally get hoda a date. >> that's rude. >> bye-bye now. >> plus -- >> bye-bye. ♪ and join with all the rest to say hoda, you're the best ♪ ♪ happy birthday hoda woman we love you ♪
and that breaking news right now is under way on the east coast. three people are missing, including two children, after a small plane crashes into a couple of homes in connecticut. check out this video from the new haven register. it shows the moments just after the crash that happened about two and a half hours ago. this is in east haven, connecticut. the plane crashed into two homes as it was approaching the new haven airport. the mayor of east haven says the missing include the person on the plane and two children in one of those homes, ages 1 and 13.u7 the city's fire chief says they presume there's going to be a very bad outcome. and i quote. we will continue to keep an eye on that story four.