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"my big fat greek wedding." >> you had to. >> there was too much pressure. >> it would be wrong. >> ides of march are upon us. it's spanky tuesday. we're going to have some fun. >> that song there is "misery" by gwen stefani. >> misery? >> i thought she was out of miseeven. shirley macl is here to talk about what happened to her on a movie set that never happened to her before. and another fantastic actress, dame helen mirren "eye in the sky." she looked so fab on the red carpet, among other thing. >> how bless rd we to have two >> ever! >> plus one of our favorite chefs, reid alexander is over there, my adopted son. >> good morning. >> welcome back, happy lady.
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we need your mom to go with us. >> absolutely. >> look how reid has a little -- >> no! we've done that comment before, a couple of segments ago. >> major manhood happen inging over it is time -- >> we've known you since you were 4. >> we're allowed. last night was the final episode of "the bachelor." >> everybody -- by the way, tons of twe the most about the bachelor is amanda avery. >> you look beautiful today. >> kind of bittersweet. it's the end. >> it's so emotional, i couldn't eat my dinner i started eating. i put it down, because my stomach was churning so much over the anxiety of whose heart he was going to break. >> what time do you eat dinner? >> like around 8:00. i sat down but put it away. >> put it way. >> anyway, here's what happened. we've been talking about this
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28 girls, we're down to the final two. now ben still could not decide who he loves more between these two ladies last night. >> jo-jo and -- >> and lauren. he said he loved them both. that's the issue. he went to his mom and dad. >> oh, boy. >> talked to his mom and dad. the ladies met with the mom and dad and they actually put it best. here is lauren meeting them. they said lauren is perfect, she's polished, perfect. when they met jo-jo, they said she's a wife that could then be your best friend as well. that's their review. he took that. he was picking up engagement rings, still didn't know who he was goin e first person -- >> could be the same ring for either woman regardless? >> i guess so. you? >> i think any ring, don't you? >> wrong on every level. >> first woman out of the helicopter to the final rose is jo-jo. that's never a good sign. so, let's see what happens to
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>> just a couple of months, you've not only become my best friend, but a man that i have with. love. i found it with you. but i found it with somebody el more. >> i don't even know what to say right now. i'm so confused and blindsided. you told me that you were in love with me, that i was your best friend, that you can't imagine life wit me. so, where did it go wrong? >> it never did. i'm about to get on one knee and ask a woman to marry me and i was confused about that because of jo-jo.
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i was getting my heart broken and i still didn't want to see him cry. >> i know. >> i thought this was going to be over. no, no, no. >> bye. give it to amanda. >> i was so sad for her. >> very bad reason. >> i did feel sad for her, by the way, because he said i love you, but i love someone more. >> it sounds like a high school -- he's going to be saying that his entire life. the itch he can't scratch. >> now what happened? >> lauren gets out of the helicopter next. that's a good sign. let's take a look at what happened. you're the person i want to spend my whole life wiwi. i love you. i love you. >> lauren, i want to spend the
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will you marry me? >> yes. >> lauren? >> what? >> you're my first pick. i'm so luck. >> i are you kidding me? i'm the luckiest girl. >> i'm real lucky. >> wow! >> i haven't seen jo-jo this whole time but they were super cute at the end. and they did the live after show and they seemed really sweet and genuine. they did? >> i'm rooting for them now. good news. we have a new bachelorette, jo-jo has been officially named the bachelorette. the show starts airing in may with her. they're going t start filming right away. >> how was she during the after show? >> she'll fall in love again with somebody else overnight. she knows she's going to be
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she didn't really attack him. she did want answers. she didn't quite unde a how you decide who you love more and she can be the r name, lauren b.? >> lauren b. >> you know what, hoda? >> what? >> you're my person. >> you're my person, too. that was so unromantic. wasn't it? you're my person. >> you're my person, too. >> amanda, we're going to miss you. that's really the biggest debbie downer. ts what we have to look forward to in may. >> we took a quiz and wanted to find out if we were compatible with ben. there's a quiz you can take on buzz feed. what's your sign? who do you root for in the super bowl? >> what's your sign?
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>> oh. >> let's see if either of us are compatible with ben. >> let's hope not. >> i love the music. this. we got the same answer. we're both perfect for ben. >> here's what they say. you and ben would make the perfect couple. the you would never grow tired of each other and would have a long, happy relationship. i don think so. we would like to go like this, we don't think so. okay? >> but we wish you the most happines in the world with all your wives. good news. one of our favorite people is here. his name is devon still. he's here because there's good news from dairy queen. it's free cone day! >> hi, devon. >> dairy queen is giving away -- first of all, hi. how are you?
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friend of our show's. >> sure is. >> who is battling cancer and is doing -- >> great. she's doing great. >> is great an understatement? >> i think so. i can't find a word but great. >> one of the great things i love about devon, he keeps helping people. he knows his d been healed and helped by so many. what are you up to with dairy queen? dairy queen. make sure everybody goes out there and gets that free so serve vanilla cone with the signature curl on the top. >> get the wine out of the -- >> exactly. we're taking the wine curly e children' miracle network, which is huge. that foundation saved and improved the lives of children at 170 different children's hospitals. and leah was one of those. >> she was. >> that got helped by the children's miracle network. >> exactly. >> i'm so happy leah is doing better. and congratulations to you, by
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this man will now be playing for the texans. he's playing football, no longer with the bengals. what's your number going to be? >> 91. >> lucky number 91. dairy queen raised $140,000 for kids. you're a perfect spokesperson. let's beat that this year. >> yes, let's beat that. >> give leah a kiss. >> i will. >> she's having a little bit of a procedure but she's all good. or she would be with us. >> do y' me to leave this here? >> why wouldn't you leave it here? >> all right. >> give you are love to leah, devon. let talk about little white lies of the how often do you tell one? >> how often -- how are you feeling? >> excellent! direct tv did rank the little white lies we tell by severity. here are some of the less severe lies. your baby is cute.
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>> i have a headache. >> okay. i love this present. >> i always say that. yeah. i'l be ready in 15 minutes. >> those are all lies that people tell that aren't so bad. here are the more severe ones. i didn't see your text. >> miss you too. >> i always wash my hands after using the bathroom. >> and the worst one is -- >> what? >> i'm on birth control. >> that is horrible. that is horrible. >> what does the wise one have to say about that, little white lies? >> everybody should go back 13 or 14 lives and figure out why they're still doing it. >> there you go! thank god shirley maclaine is here. >> the answer to everything. yes, she does. >> hoda, you're into all kinds of things. tell us what this is. >> a magazine called "live happy." it one of those magazines that you like about how to practice joy and all that stuff. they've come up with a book, too.
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like. th featured a couple of things i said in their magazine and "live happy." >> look forward. >> yeah. ten practices for choosing joy. anyway, go to happyx.org. you're going to be the keynote speaker. at tulane university. e super dome. >> i know. what? >> what? that's awesome! >> one of the perks of being a devoted fan -- >> find out if you're a winner when we give it away. plus, shirley maclaine is here. sewing some wild oats. >> adventure of a lifetime. >> make it two you can find a recipe for almost anything... baby cousin's gonna love that isn't she. oh my gosh. ... and gather all the right ingredients. we're gonna make the same meal this year. i wish sarah was here. i know, mom.
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with a c spanned six decades -- >> hello! >> actress shirley maclaine doesn't want to be called this, but she can't help it. what is she? >> an icon and a legend. >> but don't call her that. >> we won't, despite all the magnolias." she tells us why in her new book -- >> "above the line." >> how about that in stereo? >> i'm good. i'm very good. happy. love my life. looking at all the other much
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i'm loving the metaphysical trip i'm on, the truth of it all. i'm not kidding. it is so much fun to look back on what you might have done or who you might have been. >> can it be confusing? >> yeah, but isn't life -- >> how many pas lives do you think you've had? >> who knows. but i have an explanation that i can short, like an elevator speech. we woul like to hear. >> when you get to be 82, you have a short-term memory, okay, that's a problem. but the longer term memory, you know, how you remember -- now i'm remembering not o in my childhood but other lifetime childhoods. that's a lot. >> no, really. and i'm getting the sense, truly, of having been and lived and i understand the w i'm having -- it's coming up in my conscious mind. >> the canary islands is a
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with you. >> not because everything went beautifully on it. everything sort of went wrong. >> on making the movie, it's pretty hysterical. >> how many years agthat? what year did you -- >> two years ago. we were shooting on the canary islands because of the rebate. you can get the rebate and help with the budget. i got on the iberian airlines and it said the only airlines that flies to the lost continent of atlantis. i thought this is meant to happen. thas your kind of thing. >> why is that? >> everybody told me not to go. the money isn't any good. suddenly when i was there, of course, you don't do stuff for money anymore for me. but don't tell anybody that. i realized i was making this film to remember some of my lifetimes in atlantis. >> tell us a little bit about the circumstances. two fine actresses were already on board.
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>> so was this like a super leap of faith? was your agent saying don't go, don't do this? >> everybody, even a couple of sidekicks said don't go unless the money's in the bank. but jessica said, what the hell. let's go drink on the beach. if we have no a good time. >> what was the disaster part of shooting the movie? >> all of it, hoda. >> but they wo call up and say don't bother getting up in the hotel. we haven't got money to pay the cab driver today so we're not going to shoot. it got to be so funny. it's pretty funny in the book. >> it is kind of funny, because really, demi moore, jessica lange. who are the men? >> billy connelly and harold hessman. i don't know him but billy connelly is hysterical. >> hysterical. he made it even funnier. i had hernias from laughing so hard. we w be doing a scene and
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and i would start laughing in the middle of the scene, which is only costing money. that does take a couple of dollars. i think the sound guy measured -- i laughed 11 minutes while they just kept rolling and i couldn't stop. >> do you know what's funny, shirley? this is going to sound weird. i was looking at an old cbs sunday morning piece. they were talking about people who were understudies who broke through and had these huge careers and the first person they talked about was you. and the filling in for had a broken ankle. >> sprained. >> and they just -- it showed the chronicling of your career and how it could happen by one instant where someone happens to see you. >> whe you were do inging "swe 1954. i had never had a rehearsal. bobby fosse and jerry robbins
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great carol haney. she went down in the middle of the show with a sprained ankle, not broken. >> y re i could think of was i'm going to drop the hat in steamed heat. and i did. they told me not to say it. i'm still saying it. i've been guided all my life. i really feel i have angels and, i mean, some are very hard nosed, you better get to this and do it. and i'm very disciplined. but that whole shoot -- >> it's very funny the way you tell the story. one of our favorite ladies. you know that. >> shirley, thank you so very much. >> beige face. >> do you like them or don't? >> love them. what's better than having an oscar winner on show?
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i'm ben thompson. its primary day and polling places are busy with voters. this is video of people casting their vote this morning. turnout is expected to be strong as people are voting for the gop and democratic nominee for president. there are also some big state races like the race for governor and u-s senate. remember you have to show a photo i-d if you want to vote. the polls close at 7:30 tonight. matthews commissioners voted last night
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may seperate it from cms. that's because questions remain about the future of cms student reassignment. town leaders say the resolution guarantees students go to schools close to home, but also suggests that the town will explore options to potentially start its own school district. concord police investigating a triple shooting that killed one person. that shooting broke out on griffin circle just before 8 o'clock last night. police say "columbus simmons" was shot and later died at the hospital two other people were shot as well but they are expected to survive. police have not made any arrests. coming up on our midday newscast... the controversial issue over brain injuries and the nfl... what one executive is now admitting.
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it's booze day tuesday, also known as brain teaser tuesday. also known as spanky tuesday. before the break we gave you this question. >> fill in the blank with one word to make two phrases. second-hand smoke detector. >> do you know who is smoking hot wherever she goes? >> dame helen mirren.
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the set of "eye in the sky" where she play ace general. take a look. >> three very high value individuals. the rules of engagement you're operating under is to capture, not a kill scenario. ma'am, i think it would be wise to refer up. >> are you or just debating with me? >> to refer up? >> uh-huh. >> i am telling you. >> oh. >> ooh. >> hello to you. >> she's cross about that. >> she is. now was this originally supposed to be that of a man? >> it was written for a man. >> how did it change things when you stepped in? >> nothing changed on the page at all. i mean, it absolutely fell into place. i think the only thing that it slightly -- it made the moral dilemma that you see played out in the movie kind of more poignant, more potent if you like, it being a woman having to
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it's about a terrorist and the question is, do you capture, do you kill and how do you do it? >> the whole issue of drone warfare. it's so interesting that suddenly in the news and in the public awareness it's becoming this growing awareness of what drone warfare really is and how it's prosecuted, how it's managed. and this is this movie that's very much about that. and it's about the appalling sort of moral decisions that constantly have to be made in war. >> you're so multifaceted. i'm looking at you in this gorgeous dress and all i can think of is most of the time when kathie lee and i show you air, you're in a smoking hot bikini. we showed you the other day wearing a cool weather jacket, very hip. i look at your hand and i see a tattoo. right? >> i do have a tattoo. very verks old tattoo. i used to tell people i got it
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>> so why did you get it? >> i got it because i was drunk, in america, on an indian reservation in minnesota and a girl did it for me. >> three xs? >> very painful. it's quite spiritual. it's equal and opposite. speaking to what we're talking about now, which is to see the people who are so different from you as basically being your equal, of equal value with yourself. s of what it means. >> you have a wonderful life outside of the movies, too. a delicious husband. >> i do. shooting right here in new york, shooting a movie with robert deniro. and i'm shooting parallel with will smith. the two of you at the end of the day -- you're shooting his stuff, you're doing your stuff. you get together at the end of the day, do you talk work or put
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>> how did it go, darling? did you get your day, i always say to taylor. the only time i pray to god is when taylor'shooting and i pray for the weather to be right. because if there isn't snow or it doesn't rain when it needs to rain, you know, the whole sc husband's schedule. but, no, it's fun. no, we just -- we don't go into details. did get your day? was it okay? were there problems? we share the difficulties. falling in love at 40, in that range, was that about the right timeframe? >> 38. >> 38. is he the love of your life? i mean, falling in love at that age, 38? >> yeah. i guess. because, you know, don't have much life left, do i? i hope he's the love of my life. who knows. you never know what the future may bring. no, i mean -- no. i recognize the great thing
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say, a partnership later on is that you recognize it as such. you recognize the partnership level of this relationship as love and the lust and all the rest of it. >> thank you so much, just for, one, being part of our show, even when you don't know you're part of our show, and for inspiring people when you don't realize. we love her. >> i sai "eye in e sky" is in theaters
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love making dinner every single night. our team has done it for you. >> they called upon our good friend, contributing corr to bbc radio, reid alexander. goomorning! >> a modern spin on traditional pork chops and apple sauce dinner, immortalized in this classi brady bunch episode. remember this? >> hi, mom. hi, alice. what's for dinner? >> pork chop. >> pork chops, huh? what else? >> apple sauce. >> pork chops and apple sauce. gee, that's swell. >> all right. hello, darling. >> good morning. >> only people of a certain age remember that. >> on theion. >> i know, the flavor. pork chops and apple sauce, as you heard there. restaurant sty at home. this is a no brainer. >> okay. >> so easy. are you ready? >> what kind of ingredients do
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>> couple of basic thing ss, olivel, onions, balsamic vinegar, chicken broth, salt and pepper for seasoning. and the pork chops themselves. i'v preheated this pan. i start t you do the honor for the second one? >> yes. >> amazing. get them really nice and brown, two to three minutes per side. >> that's just in olive oil? >> tablespoon or two, preheated. imagine we've gone and removed them to a plate. they're resting. will you stir? we're caramelizing some onion. >> i will. >> brilliant. >> we start to make our sauce. little bit of chicken broth, really deep flavor. balsamic vinegar is the secret here. can you guess why, kathie lee? >> no, reid. i'm je lagged. why? >> exactly. it's sweet and tangy. when this starts to reduce, the vinegar, natural sugar also come up and will thicken up. >> that's what i was going to
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>> you were on the right track. >> what's that green next to the thyme? >> mint. we add back the pork chops right into it. and finish cooking. put the lid on it. let them steam. five to seven minutes and you're good. how simple is that, right? >> easy. so easy. >> now pork chops done, apple sauce. where does that come in? >> apple sauce. >> plum and apple chutnyey. that's my take. a little unusual. i've gone ahead and left the skins on. very colorful. hoda, would y add in the water and i'll add the unsweetened apple sauce. >> is it apple juice? >> apple juice. thank you. apple sauce might not help you too much. >> what is this, sweetheart? >> raw sugar, just for sweetness, and some cinnamon. simple. one pot idea. mix this up. cover. cook for about 40 minutes. start this before that. >> really easy. >> simple. and the last thing you do --
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>> that's it. i'm adding in a little vanilla at the end. >> t >> doesn't that smell so good? >> there's so many great smells. >> you're doing great with that. you're doing great. >> oh, my gosh! >> this is good to make because it's good the next day as breakfast, honestly. it's a really delicious sort of multi-purpose side dish. that's it. now we're serving this. go ahead and get in here. >> with some grilled -- >> maple roasted carrots. pork chops, apple sauce, carrots. what else can you do with different things like this? >> i don't know. >> serve it with cheese, fruit and cheese platter, and this is a clean, flavorful and rich dish that -- how long did it take? >> pork is the other white meat, right? >> exactly. you've got it. >> delicious. you like it? amazing, right? >> delicious. reid, great, great idea. >> like hoda was in high school.
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of her historical novels. beautifully written. she tells a story like nobody. this woman is so fascinating in her own rite. >> exactly. she was known as the princess diana of her time and captured the love of the people and was this fashion icon, was involved in these tumultuous love stories, changed the course of history. yet for some reason we don't know about her in modern days. and i think this makes for the best type of historical fiction, the best novel. we can crack open this really juicy, dysfunctional family saga and see this beautiful woman. >> a lot of people read these books, and we've read your books. we wonder what part is the real thing and what part are we adding a little bit to. >> you're great at saying at the end. you have history that's dramatic, this cast of characters and the backdrop is beautiful palace, castles and world war i. >> and the hair. >> floor-length hair. you have the raw material that's good from the history, you
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it would be too outlandish for fiction. you really can't believe it as you're reading it. and your family is basically -- >> hungarian. pataki is a hu las name. when i go back to hungary, they still worship her. she captures the imagination. i thought i would really want to read a book or see a movie about this woman and nothing exists. i think i need to write the book. >> i'm so happy for you. >> are we going to talk about your other project? >> the other one. >> how old is she, sweetie? >> she's five months, the new empress. i can't stand it. >> and your beautiful husband, dave, who has been going through an incredible year of his own. >> it's been a big year fs been the benevolent ruler and has come in to take over. >> i understand how you found sisi, but how do you find some of your other characters?
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arnold's wife, peggy. >> she was a mink. so was sisi. these were sassy women. we know the men's stories, but these are significant women. and the sisi story was hungarian, the peggy story was from upstate new york where the revolution story happened. when you find these women and think, gosh, why don't i know about her? >> exactly. i know benedict arnold's story or the emperor's story. >> you cannot put this boooo down, i'm warning you. if you pick it up, hopefully it's for a nice, long weekend because you will miss it the minute you leave it on the table. thayou. we love you, allison. than soef much. >> say hello to your mom and dad for me, too. sisi. we love it. looking for a novel way to start your day? >> you'll want to see what we're giving away. >> first this is "today" o pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both your itchy, watery eyes and congestion.
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just do t good tuesday morning to you, thank you so much for joining us, you are watching "charlotte today." >> indeed. >> on this primary day in north carolina. >> i know yeah, a big day for democrats and republicans. right here.
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>> i have not voted yesterday. >> yes i'm going go vote. >> my son likes to ask me who are you going to vote for. >> you're not supposed to do that. don't ask me anthony. don't ask me. >> it's al don. he's kind of into it. >> he's into it right? maybe get into politics when he's a bit older. >> no i don't think so, just kind of interested in what's going on. >> yeah there's a lot going on right now. >> yeah. so how are you this morning? >> i'm doing good. >> why are you laughing? >> because see, you see the pretty 'leen right here and you get to see this beautiful transfor madison square garden. all right? but you don't -- transformation, but you don't see 'leen when she's out there -- >> what are you saying about me? >> the big old curly things in your hair but this is the hefty duty ones too. >> i have been using velcro rollers in my hair. it works better longer i leave them in. i drive my sons to school after i put them into my hair. then i come to work like that.

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