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this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! guess what? >> thirsty thursday. february 25th. >> i just read the other day, i had no idea this is a leap year. >> it's a leap year! >> we'll have to have another day of february! >> 29 days. how about people's whose birthdays are on the 29th? >> i know, i wonder if they celebrate on the 28th. not the 1st of march.
how about gwen stefani. that song about blake shelton. like everything else is. "make me like you". yeah! >> i like it. >> wait a minute. i-hoda day. stop that! that was good. >> all right. we do have a good show. >> yeah, yeah. >> we hope bambino and blake are watching. they're not going to like it. when i came home from shooting this the other day, they were all over me sniffing. we have 100 dogs that went to this wonderful place, called the spot. >> yeah, we're interns for a day and we decided to intern at a dog washing and grooming and playing place. and it was -- >> clean up some poo-poo and stuff. >> until it wasn't. >> and two lucky ladies made the trek from the river. they got ambushed. we think it will be worth it because they get their glam looks any minute now. >> and we have our man.
he's going to tell us about some quick fixes for some of your problems. and a new test that can detect mold in five minutes. >> oh, that's great! >> that's great! >> because usually it's a lot -- it's expensive to get it tested. >> yeah. we'll see if that works. >> i bet he wouldn't bring it here if it didn't work. lou would not waste our time. >> lou wouldn't do such a thing. yesterday. great makeup and hair tips. hats off to the ladies for spreading their knowledge and angela bassett was on and she was just -- >> a lot of class act she is. lovely. >> you know what my favorite thing was so far about the morning? >> what? >> every now and then you pick up a big glossy heavy magazine called "du jour." >> du jour. >> and then you say oh, there is henne cavill and you realize the good stuff isn't just on the cover.
spread in here. and the headline -- >> no, no. >> just the headline. "forget sunshine." for nearly 30 years kathie lee gifford has been the brightest thing about waking up in america. >> wow. >> how about that? >> take that, you haters. article. friday. and it's a real -- >> i thank all my friends for lying about me. >> there's a lot of wonderful things about you. and a beautiful read. >> i'm deeply grateful for that. you know who has the world by the tail? >> who. >> adele. last night was the brit awards, their version of the grammys. >> adele swept that award show, took home four trophies. >> her cd was " eligible. >> the reason she wasn't eligible in the united states, hers came out too late. >> she won best female artist and best album.
young." here's her performance. i'm getting old and it makes me reckless it was just like a movie it was just like a song when we were young >> i love her. >> i love her too. but you know what i don't get? >> i got chills just now. >> i didn't. and i'll tell you why. something, right? or 26. 27. and sings "when we were young?" please. i have clothes older than she is. >> did you like her star dress? >> no. love her, love her, love her. but no. you know why? it's whimsical. and she's 26. >> 7. >> please, somebody get something right on the program. all right? anyway, she also won the global success prize, which recognizes
she got emotional during her speech. >> she says she's a cryer. >> yep. >> i was really lost for a while and i didn't know if i would ever come back. and for you all to be so kind to me -- [ cheers and applause ] supporting me. and not bad for a girl getting global success. thank you. you're a dream. >> i love it when she brings her full-on coxy, you know? just adorable. >> that was great. >> and she also publicly supported kesha during that speech. >> so did justin bieber. okay. >> anyhoo, let's move on. >> if it happens over there, who cares. >> got midway through that. >> what else? >> a great actor, we've had him on our show before. but what i was unaware of is that he is also a singer. >> and a musician.
>> he plays piano, as well. >> he published this song he wrote on instagram. let's listen. i've been waiting sometime for a love like yours yeah >> is that good? >> well, yeah. i mean, he certainly carries a tune and he knows his chords. it's hard to tell from that. not great audio. >> you always know if someone is pitchy or whatever. and i never know. if you would have said to me that was so pitchy and i would have said yeah, it was so pitchy. >> hoda, it's good you don't know more. that's why you enjoy so much music, because you have no idea. you have no -- you know the old saying "ignorance is bliss." >> you're going to love my i hoda. >> let's look at the woman's wine workout. >> this is something we can get into.
>> here's how she exercises. she uses her wine bottle as her -- kind of her weight. >> and her glass. >> and it's gone viral. she is sitting on the wall. >> by the way, that's a good exercise. >> doggone it, she's smart. >> he's going to incorporate two of her favorite things. same concept. wine and working out. >> we like her. >> we like her. >> probably doctors don't recommend it. who cares. >> when you have a lot of things to do in any given day, do you say i'm going to write a list, write down everything i have to do and get it checked off. >> i try to do a mental list. >> you don't write it down? >> no. christine, my wonderful, precious christine who i couldn't live without, at the beginning of the week gives me an overview, if i have a dental appointment or, you know, physical therapy. things like that that are costly if you miss them. >> yeah. okay. >> yeah. >> i think i like to write down -- sometimes i write stuff down i know i'm already going to do.
when i'm sitting at my table, i write down workout, because i see? to work. and i'll write radio -- stuff down that i know i have to do. >> but you know you're going to workout and you know you're going to work. is it -- why do you do it, hoda? >> to cross things off. something. >> no, i agree with that. >> an expert in time management told the daily mail that a to do list actually is a waste of time. >> complete waste of time, he says. who is the so-called expert? describes him as a place where important tasks go to die. >> no, it's not true. because you won't remember. how do you remember things? >> everybody's life is different. and some people have insanely -- you know -- >> busy lives? >> busy lives and very complicated. and say you're an intern for on a win tour. >> you better keep a list. >> you better keep a list. that's right. speaking of stress, it's time for i hoda. >> by the way, you're going to love this. this is a throwback. this is a throwback to another time and place.
>> yeah. >> outkast. "the way you move." can you feel that b-a-s-s-a i like the way you move i like the way you move i love the way you move i love the way i love the way >> spend a long time on these lyrics. ten times, so far! >> can you feel it when you're on the dance floor? >> no, no, no. >> we're dancing. >> sorry, hoda! i love the way i love the way >> all right. if you want to hear more of that, you can go to my sirius show on thursday. >> why would you want to? monday and wednesday at 2:00.
if you've got a great love story or -- just any great story. need a few of those. >> all right. don't forget, next tuesday we'll give it away. >> hoda did in junior high. >> how many times has she said that? every time. >> just heard for the first time. >> i love this. >> all right. so you can enter once a week. for complete rules and regulations how to enter, go to klg and hoda.com. kick the connect button. >> we're going to doodle. spending the day as dog groomers. >> find out if we're up for the the challenges facing the country never stop. so neither does the u.s. army. we train. adapt. and get smarter. every soldier. every unit. every day. not to keep up with change; but to drive it. nobody knows what problems tomorrow will bring. but we do know who
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somebody around here decided the two of us needed to get a real job, or at least try one. >> they wanted to see if we were up for the job today. and since no one thought we could be trusted to work with actual human beings, they said we should try our hand at dog grooming. >> the folks at spot canine club here in new york city were crazy enough to offer some lessons in pampering pets. >> what are we doing, hod? >> i don't know. i'm not sure what we are doing. >> an internship of some sort. >> this is the spot. >> it's called spot canine club! >> we're supposed to learn how to groom dogs. >> take care of dogs. we both love dogs, but i'm extremely insistent learning how
that will help me in my own life. >> i'm nauseous. >> i'm excited. >> i'm nick. >> hi, nick, i'm kathy. >> i'm hoda. >> we want to learn how to be groomers! we both have good dogs. >> well, mine is. >> awesome. come with me. >> here's a nice fuzzy dog for you to try. you're going to do okay with the back. >> you're not going to assist? >> i'm going to watch. >> are you ready for a shampoo? are you ready? she's got hair like mine. unruly. she definitely needs care. poor thing. ooh! >> cracked poop on her butt! oh, i didn't mean to embarrass you, sweetheart. i'm sorry. now she's like, thanks a lot. >> i don't want to touch it. where are you going? underneath? >> we have to get horrible >> good girl. >> we have a lot of soap here. sorry. >> she does not like to be
she doesn't like it. women don't like that. >> all right, rose. you ready? >> ooh! she doesn't like that she doesn't like it! >> you're bending her neck too much. >> no, i'm not! >> yes, you are! >> oh, you're such a good dog. >> there we go! we did it! i am on this end! >> good girl! >> some of it went in my mouth. >> what is this? >> what's happening? >> this is a doggy daycare. this is where we take care of dogs. >> do they come in the morning and stay all day? >> hello, everybody! >> hi, guys! >> oh, good babies. everybody wants some love. >> i'm getting stares. there is a lot happening. >> hodi! >> what? >> found some doody. >> where?
>> ew. >> that one is going to need a scouring pan. >> doesn't it make you want to take home a little brother or sister to blaky? >> maybe. i'm not sure. but we've been hard at work today, haven't we? >> but it's been fun. they're such sweet little creatures. >> they're so happy now. >> we washed them, we dried them. we brushed their teeth. >> there is one thing we have left to do. >> let's walk the dogs! >> every day when we walk the dogs, we have to make sure they're secure. >> yeah. >> so they can't get away from us. if they get away from us -- >> that's not happening. >> find them in new york city. >> come on, let's go, let's go. >> oh, my gosh, i'm exhausted. >> hoda, can you move it? >> i'm trying. >> hold on. >> come here! >> so heavy. >> it really was fun. >> we were so happy during that shoot, weren't we? >> you had asked earlier, could you ever work at a place like that? if you're young and need a good
all of the poop and stuff, but they're such loving, trusting things. >> i know. >> big thank you to all the kind staff there and all of the doggies at spot canine club. special thanks to rose, who let us experiment on her hair. >> i know. she has got a long fuse, rose does. >> apparently she still has some poopy on her bottom. she is not back at doggy daycare, but her parents sent us a photo. she was supposed to pose with a sign, but she decided to shred it. >> oh, that's great. >> way to go, rose. all right, never lose your cell phone. it's at the bottom of your purse again. >> bobbi has products to make life easier. >> and the ambush makeover. >> the big reveals, coming up we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go. onward. today's the day. carpe diem. tylenol 8hr arthritis pain has two layers of pain relief. the first is fast.
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all right. if you want an all right. if you want an easy way to do your nails on the go. >> or you can never find your keys like hoda in the bombless pit you call your purse -- >> -- then you want to check out the smart solutions at our style editor, bobbi thomas is buzzing hello, b.t. this week is fun. these are little things that make life so much easier, starting with something that everyone on social media has been talking about lately, the tweexy. this is a silicone ring that holds a nail polish bottle so that you can paint your nails -- >> that's crazy. >> anywhere. >> isn't that so cool? >> crazy. >> so you can be on the go or on the couch like this. i wouldn't recommend dropping the color. isn't that nice? >> that is so smart. >> so it fits all size bottles. then i fell in love with -- i love being able to see my makeup, because if you can't see it, you won't wear it. not all beauty cubes are the same, so celebrities are grabbing these oversized
we have to take a picture of this. but this beauty cube has room in the back to hold these large palette palettes, brushes in the front. 15 different lipsticks. so this is such a great buy. >> by the way, we love your brushes. >> thank you. >> they are so soft and buttery. >> you guys are going to freak out. watch my hand. do you see the table right here? >> yeah. >> do you see the light turn on? inside your purse when you are rummaging around -- can you get a tight shot inside this? >> yeah. >> -- this light, it illuminates. but this glowing orb will just light up as soon as your hand comes near it. night stand when you want to walk to the bathroom at night, keys coming outside to your car, open the door. >> it's battery operated, all hidden inside. literally -- >> looking for things. >> -- searching inside our bags.
>> so if you put it in there, you can see everything! >> when you go to grab something in your purse, it turns on at the touch. so it's a touch sensor. and last but not least, i'm obsessed with this called the flint. it is the old school roller -- >> yeah. >> -- that's just been reinvented. you twist it -- >> what do you mean? >> oh, a lint roller! >> and then you can just roll it right back up and put it in your purse. it's retractible. isn't that so smart? >> that's clever. >> six bucks. the container store. i love the container store. >> i do too. it's awesome. >> isn't that so cool? >> these are all excellent. >> thank you, bobbi. you need to fix a couple things but you're not quite sure what to do? >> don't worry. we've got our lou and all the tools you need, baby. >> and the gorgeous new ambush makeovers. >> right after your local news. fortifying the gravity-defying... adventur e-collecting... friend-connector...
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we had a nice crowd, the weather is quite balmy, actually, for new york today. >> i know, weird day. >> so we were able to pick two lovely ladies in moments. >> our first lovely lady is janet, 64 years old from madison, new jersey. she is a retired executive administrative assistant, married for almost 30 years, she is here in new york on a girls' weekend to celebrate her birthday. she describes her style as laid back and easy. take a listen. >> when we picked you, you were all kisses and hugs. so why is this so important to you? >> i'm just excited to get a brand-new look today. looking forward to it. >> and cousin annie is lipping out. >> my god, she is a new grandmother so she is going to get all dolled up for her new baby. >> we're going to make you the hottest grandmother in the country. >> aww. >> i love them and she is here with her cousin, also best friend annie. >> hi, annie! >> please keep your blindfold on for just a second, okay? here is janet before.
wow! nice! all right, are you ready, be annie? take off your blindfold. >> oh. your mother would be so proud. >> be so proud. oh! you're beautiful! >> oh! do you want to see yourself? look right here. >> oh, my god! thank you! >> thank you. >> you look gorgeous. look here at camera 12. he want to admire you. tell us, louis, about the hair. >> jill, we scored today. the most interesting thing here -- of course, you make the hair a little deeper. the reason is, the aging process goes on, our complexion changes as well, and your hair color should change too. she is a very young woman, but we just made it a more appropriate color and just made her skin color come alive.
today. >> and the dress, jill. perfect fit. >> oh, yeah. it's new. and we added a belt from another outfit. if you have a tiny waist and a dress that needs completion, feel free to take that off and mix and match. >> and did that pretty makeup. >> of course. annie. walk right there. >> our second lady is susan johnston grandee, 61 from medford, new jersey. a ceo and mother of four. she mostly works from home so doesn't really dress up unless she leaves the house and she is pretty low maintenance. let's hear her story. >> susan, you seemed pretty freaked out when we chose you. how are you feeling now a few minutes later? >> better. yeah, i think it's nice. happy. >> oh, good! and i i know you were like, yay, when we picked her. >> yes, i've been trying to get her to do something with her hair, and update her look a little bit.
you. >> all right. and she is here with her daughter sara and sara's fiance. all right. here is one last look at susan johnson grandee before. and let's bring the new susan out. >> wow! >> oh, my god. >> oh, my gosh. take off your blindfolds. get ready. >> oh, my gosh! >> oh, my god! >> oh! >> oh, my god! >> oh! >> you look incredible. >> do you want to see? turn around, sweetheart. >> oh, my god. i love it! >> can you -- >> you should love it. >> please step away for just a moment. >> okay. this shows how a simple haircut can be so chic, easy, low-maintenance. this is no problem for her. it's also more appropriate for
it also shows a little bit more color, looks younger. >> taylor swift hair now. >> of course, enid. jacket. >> okay. this is new claire. and it's called a fly-away jumpsuit. look at the dress -- over the jumpsuit. which is super trendy right now and cool. look. when she walks -- >> it's like a pa losso pant. >> this jacket, if you don't mind turning around, has scalloping down the back. i don't know if you saw when we got dressed. >> beautiful. >> that's still washable, right? >> yeah, washable. >> leather that's washable and lightweight. so attractive. >> big round of applause for both of our ladies. >> the beautiful glam team. if you have a problem and don't know what should you do? >> we'll find out right after
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time to ask lou about all those pesky house problems you wish you could fix yourself, if you only knew what to do. >> well, from how to detect mold in your home to when to change your smoke alarms, all you need are a few smart tips from "today" contributor and host of "house smarts,". lou men for deany, he's got a
>> that's one of my favorite pastas. thank you, ladies. >> it's either that or teeny weenie. >> thank you for the rotini. i like my r otini the bigger size. >> we had a question, how much you should replace your alarms, how long does the battery affect how it lasts. et cetera, et cetera. >> this is an important question. i want to make sure everyone watching has these detectors at home. make sure you have carbon monoxide detectors on every floor of your home. in particular, the battery operated ones, make sure they get replaced once a year. the detectors should be replace every five to seven. so if you don't know the age of this, throw it out and buy new ones. it's not worth it. >> does it make a pinging sound or something? >> it chirps. now what happens is they have come out with ten-year detectors. sealed lithium batteries that
when it starts to chirp, you're going to throw that unit away and put a new one on there. >> i like that better. >> and then some newer technology from both kitta and first alert. these are smart devices. this particular one is a listening device. you can plug into your home. and it will hear if any detector goes off and send you or a family member a text. imagine if you have a parent living alone or a grandmother by herself. you can detect that and first alert has one where this is actually a built-in detector that does the same thing. little bit more expensive. >> smart, though. >> $100. >> but worth it. >> really worth it, absolutely. >> a recommendation for a good first tool kit. >> this is something i know you both agree with. life is too cheap -- or too short to drink cheap wine and to use cheap tools. >> okay. >> to get a cheap job done. >> correct. this is a collection of some really high-quality tools i put
crescent wrench, which makes these great wrenches. this is channel locks, the brands. craftsman. this is swanson. this collection right here, a hammer, utility knife, channelux. this wonder bar is the greatest thing. >> what is that for? >> everything. pulling a nail, getting underneath the carpet. lifting up a piece of furniture because you need to get under the chair to put something under. >> oh. >> it's called a wonder bar and the greatest thing. and, of course, a pair of safety glasses. this collection of tools costs under 200 bucks but you'll have it the rest of your life until you legend the hammer out and nobody brings back. >> very rude. >> how do you know when you have mold in your house. you said there is a quick test. >> yeah, this is the thing. most home tests, very good it test. this is about 34 bucks that you would take samples, they give an envelope, they have you mail it in. and in a couple weeks, give you the results. this new company, helpful home, for 40 bucks, you can test the mold and know within five
that's a swab that what you do -- >> you swab it. >> it's like a pregnancy test. you pull it off, you squeeze this on and then there is a little q tip, once this liquid goes in there, you pull it and now you swab the area where you think you have mold. then you go over to this little pregnancy test thing there. if you have one line, you don't have any mold. if you have two lines, you have -- >> you have mold? >> then you have mold. so now you go to the next level. so you're a young mom with kids and you think, i have mold. >> you just swab where it looks -- i have something above my shower that looks like it might be. you just swab the one area? that's it? >> take that home. >> and we want to know tomorrow. >> bring it back tomorrow with your pregnancy test. or you're pregnant. i don't know. don't swab yourself. >> one would be a miracle! >> we're hoping for one line. that was a good one-liner. >> i didn't expect it from you, lou.
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these days, nikolai custer is best known for swinging his sword as a dashing knight. on hbo's mega hit, "game of thrones." >> now a new film called "gods of egypt." he plays the god of the heir, left blind, and gets a surprise visit from a mortal. take a look. >> you pilfered one of my follower's corpses. >> they never even got close. >> give them to me. >> not yet. >> give me my eyes. >> i have a proposition. >> you bargain with me! >> oh! >> give him the eyes.
you go after him. >> you don't need his eyes. give them to him! >> oh, my god. >> is it fun? >> it was fun and complicated. i don't know if you notice, but i was significantly taller than the human. >> yeah. that's all cgi, right? >> well -- it's all cgi-ish. the thing s we were still there shooting together. and brendan who plays beck, he's my size. so we have two sets, we would shoot the same scene twice and after they would put it together. it was very complicated. >> when you saw it finally -- because it must be weird when you shoot a certain way and watch on-screen -- >> especially when i read the script the first time, the whole thing that blew my mind was the size different. how are you going to do that? and what's amazing, when you see the film, two minutes into the movie, you just accept that that's -- >> how it is. >> how it is. because today technology is so advanced, they're that good.
>> it's in the budget. but it should be up on the scene. >> by the way, those apps -- should we talk about them? >> that cgi, that's you? >> it's called cgi. >> can we see that again? just one more time. come on. >> in slow motion, please. >> we like it. >> uh-huh. they're going to cue it up. >> no, not that. no, no. no. >> no. >> did you have to work -- >> it does look very cool, though. >> working with that eye patch, was that distracting? >> a couple times, actually. we had -- it's an action adventure story, and there are so many action sequences, fights, a lot of stuff -- jared butler plays the evil set. you know that thing -- hold your hands to one eye and then grab that. >> wait a minute. >> just grab it. >> cover your eye -- >> and get it. >> oh, you did it. >> you can't do that? try that. >> i told you before, just
thing -- >> it takes a minute. because you do have one eye that's dominant. cover the other eye. cover the other one. >> all right. grab my finger. couldn't do it. see, it's really, really hard. >> did you just say grab my finishinger? >> all right. anyway -- >> we told you -- >> "gods of egypt" hits theaters tomorrow. >> we'll be back with more in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. let me grab you! the world a president has to imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons...
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>> nancy: a connecticut family suing boston children's hospital. this comes after the family's child was placed in state care over a medical dispute. justina pelletier was reunited with her family about 18 months later. >> anchor: relatives say the hospital violated the family's civil rights. byron barnett joins us live from the statehouse. byron? >> reporter: yeah. well, it was a real emotional news conference here just a