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this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> we should have tommy on camera. hello, everybody. beginning avenue week. fundaymond. february 29th. happy leap day. >> leap day it's big for people who have a birthday today. they haven't been able to celebrate for four years. >> this is called "rock bottom." we got a big show today and a big surprise to tell you about in a minute. tim sacks is here with today's buzz and jennifer gardner has
broken her silence about ending her marriage to ben. >> the fashion you didn't see last night. bobbie thomas is here and i love when she does this with her red carpet redos. >> always has great ideas. >> if you know somebody who has been sick with the flu and people have been dropping like flies, we'll tell you why it seems to be so bad this year plus what to worry about. and allergy season. >> we have a big day. >> we've never done this before. >> in honor of leap day. you guys asked us before why are our talks so short, why can't we have more. we have commercials. we can't. we have to throw to commercial breaks to make money. >> possible pay some bills. >> but not today. >> at least not in the first 20 minutes. folks in our kitchen are taking that. they are from american express.
hey. >> my card was burning over the weekend. i have to order some more outdoor furniture. kah-ching. no wonder you guys have big smiles on your faces. >> they have bought the three minute commercial break so we get to continue to talk live on air. you know how we have our chat? it's going to be longer and then usually there's a commercial. and then we have to go. we'll say he'll be right back. you'll watch it in the commercial break. watch them move our tables, spill our drinks, do what we do as we prepare. >> no potty break for hoda. >> so we get more out of life meaning hoda and i. >> we love buzz feed. they are so funny. >> they listed some of the ways we can get more out of the life. here they are. including these things. embracing the best meal of the day. wine. summoning tissues to the gods.
>> nope jerry is not there. >> usually they come down. >> doesn't always work. >> and not waiting until night fall to dance and get grooving. >> i like that. >> looking up to the gods for -- >> thank you. >> timing in show business is a new thing here. >> thank you, my barreling. >> special cocktails for leap year. this was invented by the savoy hotel for leap year. >> they claim this cocktail is responsible for more proposals than any other drink. >> taste it. >> it clears the sinuses big
time. >> you should drink the whole thing because you're not feeling well. clear those sinuses up, baby. >> it's kind of good. >> if you were watching the oscars last night -- by the way, i just saw a report that said the oscar ratings if you were wondering the early reports were way down. last year was a bad year and this year they said preliminary number showed lower than last year. >> if i'm any indication of the type of people that were watching i turned it off after chris rock. i didn't like the opening at all. i thought it was too much. basically because the older i get, just everybody is angry. you know, i miss billy crystal so much or ellen degeneres, somebody who made it happy. i know they had to address the subject and did it in a fair minded way for sure. >> i thought he was funny. >> i thought he was funny and he managed to address all the different stuff that i thought was fair.
he talked about how, you know, there weren't any black actors or actresses nominated but also talked about why there are separate categories for women and men. i thought and he was lot of fun. but let's take a look at the monolog. >> i'm here at the academy awards. otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. you realize if they nominated northwests i wouldn't even g gge get -- nominated host, i wouldn't get nominated. >> you need to have black categories. you already do it with men and women. think about it. there's no real reason for there to be a man and a woman category in acting. come on. there's no reason. it's not track and field.
you don't have to separate them. robert deniro has never said i better slow this acting down so meryl streep can catch up. >> even the concept of having black coordination then have asian categories too and every minority. you know what it's got to be the best performances. people vote personally what they thought was the best performance. >> i think the argument too is just give more opportunity sos there can be more performances so you can choose, so people will have -- >> it's fair. >> there's been so much change in this business. it's going the right way. it may take longer than some people want. but ultimately i want the best person to win. the best performance to win. >> everyone would agree with that. >> i don't think so. >> i do. i think they want the best performance. i feel a lot of times they were saying a lot of people don't have many opportunities to act in films because it doesn't fit
this particular character so they don't have as many opportunities and when you don't have as many chances you don't have as much, chance to win. >> i don't know, hoda. i disagree on that. i've seen so much change. all for the better. >> let's move on to shall we say oscar fashion. it was big. >> yes. >> okay. so these are some of the dresses. >> did you notice a trend? >> i saw a lot of bright colors. >> all for spring. >> you loved this one right here. >> i thought she was, talk about a breath of fresh air. she looked beautiful. alicia vikander. age appropriate. she's young, fresh, brilliant. i just thought -- you know she wasn't trying to being a sex pot. she looked like she was a celebration. >> i like naomi watts. >> she's a beautiful girl. >> i thought she looked great. some people look great in everything. >> she's one of them.
>> she definitely did. >> and olivia munn. >> it was so elegant. looks like ralph lauren or calvin cline. >> chrissy teigening looked hot. >> how about her husband. >> she was a little mermaid. couldn't walk in it. >> look how sweet. these are some out fits people are debating over. carrie washington and heidi klum were on the not so hot list according to many. >> carrie i love most all the time. this one not. it tooked too much she was going out as a warrior, you know. you didn't want to cuddle with it. i don't know what she was think, heidi. maybe she a lot of fun at her prom in the '60s and just walking down memory lane. >> bobbie will do that thing.
>> most beautiful women. >> jimmy kimmel. he's had this long running feud with actor matt damon. >> it is real? >> i think so. >> he's made fun of him last night ben affleck was invited. and he had a surprise for jimmy. let's take a look. >> please welcome ben affleck. >> what is going on here? >> thanks. >> what you got a monkey under there or something? what's going on here? >> it's moving. >> why are you touching me. >> i'm not touching you.
>> tha is not a guest segment. this is not a guest appearance. >> this is amazing. >> very cute. >> what's the feud about? >> we don't know. >> okay. right now this is when we normally go commercial break. but you know what? thanks to american express you guys are getting three more minutes of us. we'll start the three minute clock because we're not going to break yet. >> so count us down. >> we got three minutes. the new season of "the voice" kicked off and we were -- >>ing tonight. >> kicks off tonight. we were in the makeup room with carson today and we asked him some very important questions about the coaches. so take a look. >> who curses the most? >> without -- there's an easy answer here. that is adam levine. he curses like a sailor.
>> who would you want to go on vacation with? >> or have you >> i have not vacationed with any of our -- >> hoda and i have. >> i would go with theriot. he's so zen. everyone is so chatty kathy. >> who is on their phone the most? >> that's a good question. >> who is on their phone the most. >> always looking down. >> i would have to say blake. >> really? >> very into himself. he googles himself all the time. hold on. this goes back to this whole thing. that's happening. he's constantly googling himself. look what they are saying about me now. what? >> that was fun. all right. if you can't get enough of that and who can there's more of that video on facebook.
>> "the voice," the baseline auditions start tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on nbc. we have a new affiliate that has come in to our family. >> big news. >> wrla. >> affiliate in north carolina. they are a juggernaut. >> this is one you've been telling me. >> monica is a friend of mine and works at this station. this station dominates all news in that region. so now -- >> what are we doing on it? >> i don't know. we're part of them now. a big, big thank you and welcome. glad you guys are watching us for the first time. we're so excited. >> what a day for them to be tuning in. what the heck is this train wreck? >> what is a train wreck. >> you've been in quite a few magazines. i don't know why. you were in one in du jur and then "christianity today."
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scene. watch how fast they do it. go. jerry, go. sal. this is good. this is what we do. >> exactly. i don't dance. >> not on camera in front of millions people. >> 15 seconds. >> 15 seconds, everybody. >> stand by for buzz. >> hello amex people. >> and boom. so our friend and "entertainment weekly" senior writer tim sack is here with the juicy gossip. >> that's pretty amazing. good job. so you're here with all the juicy gossip. let's get started with oscar moments. some people were confused when at the oscars a girl named stacy dash from . >> well, stacey dash is a
personality, if you will. but she's a commentator on fox news. but she's an actress but famously infamously came out and said black history month didn't need to be in existence, nor b.e.t. because she thought that creates segregation. chris rock brought her out as a joke this is the new ambassador of outreach for diverse attempt she came out and said i can't wait to help everyone. >> did it fall flat? >> yeah. >> i think it was odd because she's a very polarizing figure. because, obviously, what she speaks of is cray cray. >> not everybody thinks she's cray cray. >> well -- i'm going to -- i still think she's cray cray. >> okay. but i do love clueless. >> i thought people didn't understand -- >> i don't think people understood the joke. he was mistaking a joke and it did fall flat. >> let's talk about leo
decaprio. who was gazing at him? >> kate winslet. she was gazing at him. i was gazing at him too in my house. he won finally. he was nominated for an oscar before, it's been a 20 years wait for him. and he got up, i think everyone -- there was a standing ovation. it was just like, everyone loves him. and but kate winslet was very adoringly looking at him. that's his titanic co-star and great friend. there she is. that's her husband but she's focused on leo. >> what did everyone think about sly stallone not getting -- >> i was bummed. i thought creed was incredible. but i think, mark rilands is a very acclaimed actor. he's mostly known for stage work. but -- >> brilliant. >> it's a bummer because sly was overlooked years ago for rocky e. he was overlooked again. >> so was steven spielberg and
tom hanks for the same movie. >> that's what i mean, sometimes it's not your year. >> i think it was a bad title bridge of spies that seems like a rickety bridge. >> i loved it. >> let's talk razzies. what was the worst of year? >> they're the hawards that honr the worst for the year. 50 shades of grey was a big winner/loser. they nabbed five wins, including a tie for fantastic four for worst movie of the year. dakota johnson won worst actress. worst screen play, but it's -- it made so much money. >> there's more coming? >> they're shooting next two right now. >> did 50 shades the music get nominated -- >> yes, exactly. >> it wasn't their year. >> the weekend did get -- and so did eddie redmayne.
he won a razzy. >> he said it's only 8:00 in the morning and i won an award. >> jennifer garner was in "vanity fair" she spilled. >> she is promoting a movie miracles from heaven. she showed up looking hot which is the best revenge. >> i like that. >> soup's hot. i like to abbreviate things. anyways she revealed -- she said a lot of reports have said that ben had an affair with the nanny e. she said they had separated months before. she said he's still the love of her life. they had three kids together and you can't go through that without loving each other. she doesn't regret marrying him. she said, you know, she was very honest but she said he also -- it's complicated. like when the -- he's like the sun, when the sun shines on you, it's warm and wonderful. when the sun goes away it's very
cold. he said it can be cold who he doesn't shine on you. >> he casts a big shadow and that could be bad or good. what kind of shadow? i don't know. >> emotional highs and lows. >> here's the good news -- >> oh. >> because we're exhausted because we went 20 minutes straight. so look what we have here. >> do you feel sexually exploited at this very moment? >> a little bit. a little bit. >> oh, we're -- well we're exhausted. >> why does that gay not get anything? >> what do you think -- >> thank you, sir. god bless you. >> i have nothing for you. >> clearly. thank you. >> he's going to stick around to play some leap day trivia. >> what's your name by the way? >> daniel. >> daniel. >> daniel. >> daniel's going to stay through the commercial break. >> you don't go anywhere either because you might miss an important phone call. >> you might be our fan of the week. >> but probably not.
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a high of 75 degrees. increasing cloud cover and by tuesday night we'll see scattered showers in the north bay and a better chance of rain between late wednesday night and thursday. let's get an update on the morning commute from mike. >> we still have low clouds hanging out so this is over at the bay bridge toll plaza where we can just make out east shore freeway now. we can also make out there are four lanes over here on the approach. look at your map. we have recovery. typical patterns here. slowing through berkeley. good recovery after that caldecott tunnel. north bay no more problems but fog on the golden gate bridge. slowing southbound through fr fremont for 680. crash in mountain view not presenting much of a problem. slowing northbound 101 right up toward shoreline which sees nice congestion there because of the commute from cupertino. one more shot there. a glimpse of that bridge. wanted to get that.
fog hanging out. >> thank goodness. what about that? join us at 11:00 for our next newscast. kris and i will see you then. it's fundaymond and we're back with something we like to check out. >> bobbie's redo. bobbie thomas is back with touch ups from last night's oscars. >> up always feel badly about this because you love women. you're not trying to put the ladies down. >> definitely about having fun with fashion and i love interacting with you on my social media. you're asking me what if these two ladies swapped. this was the magic wand that we waved over the red carpet and we'll start with two of my absolute favorites. julianne moore, stunning in chanel. lady gaga one of her best looks. so interesting and pretty. i couldn't help but wonder what it would look like if they
swapped. >> because lady gaga is so blonde. >> look at julianne moore's hair with that red and white combination. and lady gaga with the black. >> this look on lady gaga is washing her out. >> it's look. it's a little more contrast with the black. i like the blonde with the cut-outs. it's sophisticated. >> she wore brandon maxwell and that was chanel. next brie. i thought brie her first oscar red carpet i loved that this gucci dress. jennifer garner stunning. the only thing i couldn't help wonder was what if they swapped because i think her hair may have done better with that bright blue. so you see jennifer's brown hair and blue grabbed the contrast together. brie being her first oscar plus she won something timeless and
classic that was something i would love to see. >> she's very young. this seems like an older dress to me. >> that's true. i think she did great with this. it's what it would have looked like. now cate blanchett. she can pull dresses out and it doesn't look like a disney dress. however, i thought with jennifer's new hair color what if she had done something more colorful. she always wears black, red, navy. so let's take a look. jennifer in a little bit of color. such an interesting kind of softer look and cate does no wrong. she can wear pretty much anything. it's unbelievable. >> interesting. now kate winslet. i love her. she's one of my favorite people in hollywood. she chose a fashion forward fabric. it was a custom dress. the only thing i wanted to see
it was a heavy color and really kind of blocking. so i wanted to see her in a different ralph lauren dress. this was on his collection. it was on the runway. something that was interesting about this -- >> more slimming. >> it elongates her frame. >> when you wear strapless it can cut you. you're seeing this length. here with this asymmetrical shoulder and diagonal die as you're looking at an eye line like this. the drape on the dress goes out and this hip brings in. this was something that lightened her up overall and i thought in general i just thing she's so stunning it's cool she pulled something new off. she's been to so many of these award shows and it was nice. >> i like that. >> next sofia vergar. >> she often wears a dress that
looks similar to the one she wore before. >> it's her signature look. she knows how to pull it off. is more more, or is less more? >> she has such statement earrings on. >> i liked the original. i thought well it lets the structure of the dress stand out but she's so -- this is marcasa. they are known for ornate construction or embellishment. >> beauty is another big trend that pops up on the carpet. red eyes. this red eye shadow, coppery pink. people are doing it in kind of -- >> it's not a good look for me. >> it can make your eyes look tired. i'm curious if people at home -- do they like this look or not like this look? >> we do love everybody. >> i liked this one.
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natalie azar. >> people what was gotten the flu who got the flu shot. reading that stat is surprising. >> flu shot effectiveness is up to 59%. >> what is it normally. >> that's good. usually 50% to 60%. we don't get to 100%. this year's flu vaccine, the strains that are covered are covering the predominant strain that's circulating right now. >> they got it right. >> they got it right this year. >> you should still get your flu shot now. >> absolutely. still get it. >> we're just getting to sort of the thick of it right now and flu season lasts until may. >> two weeks to inoculate. >> how do we know we have the flu or something else. >> fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue a couple of the symptoms. how do you distinguish between flu and common cold.
has to do with the severity of the symptoms. with flu you're knocked out. you're too tired to even watch tv. you're exhausted. usually comes on quickly. you're really sick for two to three days. one thing to mention, if you improve from the flu and then a couple of days later you get sick again worry about a secondary pneumonia. that's something to remind people of. >> what do you? are you supposed to take an antibiotic? >> if you're a young adult and relatively healthy stay at home. older than 65 or younger than teenage of 2 and we have a monitor, people another higher risk include people whose immune systems are kmd or pregnant. you should be tested. but you should be treated with anti-virals within the first 48 hours. they lessen the severity, duration and complications. >> something like tamiflu.
>> and two others are available. >> let's talk allergies. people say i have allergies when you think flu. >> allergy season, sadly -- we always associate allergy season with spring. they are seasonal. but they can start in february. a few factors that will also, you know, increase or earlier the on set of the allergy season has to do with the winter we've had. we had a mild winter. plants are possibllinating earl. >> the birds are going crazy. >> it's been wetter. more mold. pollen is the highest amount. dry windy. sometimes when there's a lot of rain washing the pollen away it rebounds. >> take your topicals. >> your over-the-counter. basically that's the last allergy treatment. allergy shots too.
couple of things. can you prevent it? if you're allergic to something can you cure yourself of the allergy? not necessarily. one thing, know what your triggers are. if you know that running outside in the morning, exercise inside. close your windows. close your screens. use air conditioning. check your pollen counts. get that with the weather report. outside doing yard work, take a shower. wash your hair. in terms of treatment -- so, yeah. the first line is definitely over-the-counter. use antihistamine and immune immunothera immunotherapy. >> sounds great. thanks doctor. >> it only happens once every four years. >> presidential election. >> no leap day. we're celebrating with fun
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today is leap day. beside the fact you get one r extra day this year how much do you know? >> "entertainment weekly" writer tim stack is back with a trivia challenge we're calling take a leap. all right, we're ready. >> when i read the questions you hit your buzzer and answer whichever one you think. which historical figure designated february 29th leap day, was it pope gregory xv 36r7b 36r7b 36r7b -- >> benjamin franklin. >> no. >> it was definitely pope gregory.
>> nope. julius caesar. you know nothing. >> we're ready. >> people born on leap days are called lucky, leap progress, le -- leapfrogs, leaplings, leapers. >> i'm going with leaplings. >> yes. >> i knew it. >> so how do most people born on february 29th celebrate their birthday in a nonleap year. >> they go on march 1st. >> no. >> yes they do. >> february 28th. >> yes. >> that's notoriety. that's not their birthday. your birthday is the day after the 28th. >> what occurred on february 29th, 1960 that got men's hearts
racing. marilyn moan reshoots iconic subway dress scene, first playboy club with bunnies wants. >> i'll say marilyn monroe. >> that's so sad. i'm going with ursula andress becomes the first bond girl. >> this is the worst game ever. >> the 2010 movie is about a woman who travels to dublin to propose marriage to her boyfriend. who of it? >> i'm going with the other adams. amy. >> you're correct. >> it's cute movie. >> there's a hot dude in that.
matthew goode. there you go. you thought i didn't know that. >> what are your chances of being born on a leap day. one in 29, one in 366, 1 in 1461 or one in a million. >> one in a million. >> one in 366. >> one in 29. one in 1461. that's if i final answer >> you're correct. >> how is that? >> three nonleap years -- three nonleap years plus one leap year equals -- tie break. what classic comic character said leaping lie southwa ining .
>> little orphan annie. >> little orphan annie. she said gee whiskers a lot and leaping lizards. >> one more. >> which of these celebrities were born on february 29th. tony robins. krazy kat -- >> all of the above. >> ten lords aleaping. >> don't leap out of your seats yet. our favorite things are coming up. >> first this is "today" on nbc.
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now. >> and right now at 11:00, school is closed for the day not because of weather, but because of this police activity and we are live at the campus. good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew and i'm kris sanchez. school is closed in one south bay neighborhood after a tense standoff between an armed man and sheriff's deputies and thankfully that all came to end about two hours ago, but arson investigators are still on the scene after the suspect allegedly tried to light propane tanks on fire. >> nbc bay area stephanie trong is liv in los gatos. >> that's right.