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swings at ted cruz over alleged dirty. >> every single day, something comes out of the cruz campaign that's untrue. >> while the other candidates ss ss slug it out, it's trump on the way to the nomination. bill gates sides with the fbi, saying apple should unlock the phone of one of the san bernardino shooters. >> this is a specific case where the government is asking for access to information. >> will apple relent under mounting pressure, or will it be up to a judge to decide? fighting for life. the mother of the 14-year-old girl shot by an uber driver in michigan is speaking out. >> it was a miracle. >> this morning, how that young girl proved she was alive even as the hopes of doctors were fading.
court after a stalker records her behind closed doors. when the hotel negligent for letting it today? opening statements get underway today, tuesday, february 23rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "toadday" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today." tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. we have willie in for matt again this morning. the battle between apple and the government got more interesting. >> one of the founding fathers of silicon valley, bill gates, came out on the side of the government against apple. >> we've seen titans line up on different times.sides. our top story is politics. today's nevada gop caucus and, of course, next week's super tuesday contest are looming large for both parties. let's start with nbc national
good morning. >> good morning to you from here on the vegas strip. donald trump is in the driver's seat in the race and, yet, his rivals have barely touched him. today will pit trump against the son of the city, marco rubio, who spent his childhood here and has more family here than in miami. cruz is looking to sneak in second. >> reporter: it's starting to sound like its vegas act. trump, the inevitable. >> we have a big lead and don't want to blow it. we have to go all the way. >> reporter: venting his anger against a protester. >> we're not allowed to punch back anymore. i love the old days. you know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? they'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks. i'd like to punch him in the face. >> reporter: trump is polling ahead of his rivals in 10 of the
>> if we nominate someone that half the republican party hates, we're going to be fighting against each other all the way to november. we'll never win that way. >> reporter: with jeb bush out, marco rubio is trying to lead the establishment's large,. ted cruz is cleaning up the mess within his campaign, with his top aide showing cruz blow off the bible. >> we will conduct the campaign with the highest standards. >> rubio outraged. >> for them to take a video and transcribe words on it that's not what i said, it's disturbing. every day, something comes out of the cruz campaign that's not true. >> reporter: later, trump teed off on cruz. >> this guy is sick. >> reporter: despite speculation
prove formidable, kayaides say, no way. kasich described how he first won public office 40 years ago. >> we got an army of people who -- and many women who left their kitchens to go out and go door to door, and to put yard signs up for me, all the way back when, you know, things were different. >> reporter: the clinton campaign pouncing. it's 2016. a woman's place is wherever she wants it to be. kasich later apologized for what he called an inartful comment. >> this morning, we're getting a snapshot at where things stand. a roll shows trump holding on to the lead nationally, 36%. ted cruz in second. marco rubio creeping up in the last week. what's noticeable in the numbers, rubio gained this last week with two key republican groups heavily represented in nevada. white evangelicals and voters who identify as conservative.
on the democratic side, bernie sanders says he has no plans to leave the race, even with hillary clinton taking the lead in democratic delegates. clinton52 to sanders 51. a survey of super delegates finds 449 backs clinton and only 19 supports sanders. sanders told supporters monday he sees a path to victory. >> short three letter answer is y-e-s. we are in the campaign till the end. we have gone much faster, much further than any or many people would have believed possible. >> they've got the resources to stay in. next up for democrats, the south carolina primary on saturday, in the polls. let's bring in chuck todd, "moderate"
we want to run through the scenarios that establishment republicans are running through right now. how you would stop trump, who is in a commanding position. there are a couple scenarios people talk about. the first one, you mentioned, has cruz losing to trump in texas. explain. >> well, savannah, the cleanest way to stop trump is to hurry up and get this to a one on one between marco rubio and trump. what's the fastest way for that to happen? on super tuesday, for ted cruz to lose his home state of texas. it's a neck and neck race. this gives donald trump potential advantage because he can beat his rivals in their home states. if you're marco rubio, the fastest way to get to a one on one, cruz loses texas and, suddenly, everybody coalesces and a possibility of a one on one is there. >> we hear it almost every four years. brokered convention. this is going to the convention and hadn't happened for more than 60 years.
does that look like? >> it's possible. on super tuesday, of the 12 don contests, essentially, everybody wins a few contests. rubio wins tennessee and florida. cruz wins texas. donald trump wins his fair share. it's three or four didn't candidates who win regional states or their home states and nobody has a delegate lead. by the way, we will know this on march 16th. we'll know the day after the second super tuesday in march if there is only a 100 delegate lead for trump, we're going to a brokered convention. >> there's one other scenario, race. >> this would be if trump is blowing through march and then the panic really sets in, and then it's all about simply denying him a majority of takes. there is still a filing deadline to make in the california primary. maybe a mitt romney. this is a scenario someone
mitt romney would file late, you may get favorite sons and daughters to file late, simply to try to beat trump, deny him delegates and create another way for a brokered convention. i have to tell you, it's the most farfetched. >> romney said he won't get in but maybe it'll change. math. we laid out the challenges bernie sanders has. 20% of the delegates up for grabs on super tuesday. hilarylary clinton has a good sized lead in a lot of the states. >> she does. the only way this starts to be -- to get tough for her again is if, number one, bernie sanders comes within single digits on saturday in south carolina. and then from there, he's got to beat her in a big state. texas, tennessee, virginia, georgia. those are four of the biggest states on super tuesday. can he beat her in one of the four? if he does, i think maybe he has a chance to sort of reset this race. right now, it doesn't look possible. >> chuck todd, thank you so much.
there is a new wrinkle in the fight between apple and the fbi over a cell phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. bill gates is weighing in and you might be surprised by what he's saying. pete williams has more on that. good morning. >> good morning, willie. surprising because up until now, the other tech giants, includeing facebook's mark zuckerberg, the founder of twitter and founder of google supporters apple. bill gates says apple should do what the fbi is asking. >> i think the people want the government to act on their behalf if the safeguards are there. >> reporter: bill gates, the founder of microsoft, says technology companies should be forced to cooperate with law enforcement in terror investigations. he disagrees with apple's ceo tim cook, that forcing apple to help open the iphone will set a dangerous precedent. >> historically, the government
banks and lots of companies to gather information. >> reporter: washington lawyer ted olson, representing apple, says the government never demanded this much. >> privacy and liberty is important to the citizens of this country and to the people that buy apple products. are we going to allow terrorists to take that right away from us? without fighting back and asking the court to look into these issues? >> reporter: writing in the "new york times," new york's police commissioner also goes after apple. he asks, how is not solving a murder or not finding the message that might stop the next terrorist attack protecting anyone? a new poll shows 51% say apple should help the fbi unlock the phone. 38% side with apple. for gates, he says he welcomes the controversy. >> people feel like the government not being blind and being able to try and stop bad things before they happen, it's a good debate to be having. >> apple customers who support
fbi plan demonstrations today in more than 30 cities. they'll carry banners that say, don't break our iphones. >> fascinating debate. the other side, you have a former nsa and cia chief taking up for apple. pete, thanks so much. >> complicated questions. we turn to the tragic shooting spree? kalamazoo, michigan. a vigil was held for the victims last night. we're hearing from the family of a teenager clinging to life this hour, as police try to figure out a motive in the attacks that appear to be random. ron mott has the latest on this. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. 14-year-old girl is one of two survivors of the shootings. she's being treated behind me at bronson methodist hospital, as the community is struggling what drives someone to target unsuspecting people like her. >> she is alive, and she is fighting for her life. >> reporter: late monday, tears and hope from the parents of
the kalamazoo shooting spree. >> abigail is strong, and she is a vibrant, beautiful young lady and didn't deserve this. >> reporter: the 14-year-old was spot? a crackerbarrel parking lot, along with four women who are killed. while doctors prepared for organ donation, she squeezed her mother's hand. >> it was a miracle on its own. >> reporter: doctors say the other survivor has a bullet lodged in her kidney but is expected to recover. nbc news learned the girlfriend of tyler smith, killed alongside with his father in a car dealership, survivored by hiding under a blanket in a car. the suspect, uber driver, jason dalton, admitted involvement in the rampage that killed six people. >> he made a statement. >> from his responses, there's little remorse.
>> i prefer to remain silent. >> reporter: authorities allege dalton was picking up uber passengers between shootings. >> no red flags. prior to that day, his record looked good. >> reporter: dalton had been on the job one month, undergone a background check by the company and had a high rating before his arrest. hundreds came together at a vigil monday night to pray for the survivors and remember the victims. >> the 45-year-old suspect is due back in court in a few weeks on march 10th. back to you. >> ron mott, thank you. by the way, coming up in the next half hour, we'll focus on how companies like uber screen potential employees. questions a lot of people have in the wake of this. bill cosby's wife has answered questions under oath in a civil suit tied to her husband's alleged sexual assault of seven women. lawyers say she answered questions for two and a half hours at a massachusetts hotel. the seven women accuse her
denying their allegations of sexual assault. the plaintiff's lawyer spoke after monday's definitionaf deposition. he said he beliefs the juries will restore their good names and reputations. >> at the end of the day, a jury is going to determine who has more credibility. is it the seven women that we represent, or is it bill cosby? >> camille cosby will answer questions at a second deposition next month. bill cosby has repeatedly denied all claims of sexual misconduct. there is a threat of severe weather in the south today and al is watching that. >> right. not just today but into the overnight hours which can be potentially very dangerous. we're watching the storms already firing up from houston to galveston, corpus christi, pushing to the east. we have a tornado threat from new orleans to houston, 21 million people at risk, large hail, tornadoes likely. overnight, tonight into tomorrow
risk, a strong risk, from mobile to crestview. tallahassee involved, as well. wind gusts of 60 miles per hour. this will push to the east early today, the storms in texas. then they go to louisiana, new orleans under the gun. we move to this evening. the storms move to mississippi. damaging winds and really significant, long-tracked tornadoes overnight. wednesday, it tracks into georgia, the carolinas. we're looking for a tornado threat in the eastern carolinas, as well. over the next couple days, anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain. guys, the real threat here, especially overnight, we can't stress this enough, the danger of the tornadoes, especially long-track ones. there's a winter side to the storm, as well. >> we'll check back in a second, al. news from overseas. the syrian government saying it accepted a halt to combat operations in line with the u.s.-russian plan for a partial truce. syria would coordinate with russia to decide which groups and areas would be included in the cease-fire.
deal. john kerry will appear before the senate foreign relations committee over enforcement of the truce. the ongoing battle over the u.s. supreme court and efforts to fill the seat of the vacancy left by the death of antonin scalia. ago. june of 198992, biden said the senate should not consider a nominee during an election year. he was speaking hypothetically. the senate wasn't considering a nominee at the time. biden responded. as my record shows, i presided over the consideration of justice kennedy, reagan nominee, who was confirmed in a presidential election year. we have dramatic video out of australia. a construction crane was on fire in melbourne. that led to this. the arm of the crane crashing to the ground. thankfully, no one was injured in the accident.
motor of the crane. huge waves are causing big problems in hawaii. a historic swell hit the north shore of oahu with waves jumping on to roadways and soaking cars. transportation officials were forced to close the highway. locals said the surf was the biggest they've seen in a decade. a few daring surfers jumped in for a ride. al is back with more on the weather. >> quick look at the national forecast. we'll show you we are expecting the strong storms down through the south. beautiful weather along the west coast. we have snow out of the rockies. it'll make its way east later on.
in the next 30 seconds. good morning. we're looking at a dreary day rain falling right now across portions of orange and through chatham county. 43 in rolla. snowy side of the storm will come up in ten minutes. opening statements begin today and sports reporter erin andrews lawsuit. was the hotel where she was
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>> this is the lamest rave. i love you guys but as raves go, this is not a great rave. back inside studio 1a, here's a look at the headlines. republican presidential candidates are vying for votes in the nevada caucus today. donald trump holds another commanding lead in the polls as he looks to make it three wins in a row. at a packed rally last night, even trump seemed surprised by his performance so far. >> who knew this was going to happen? i figured maybe we'd be in the middle of the pack and edge it out at the end, like a racehorse. we win in the end. but we have a big lead and we don't want to blow it. you know, frankly, we've got to go all the way. >> no republican has ever won new hampshire and south carolina and lost the nomination. a judge denied bail to the uber driver accused of going on a deadly shooting rampage in kalamazoo, michigan. jason dalton is charged with killing six people and attempting to kill two others. so far, no motive has been determined.
announced that later this morning, president obama will make a statement on the detention facility at guantanamo bay, cuba, a facility he's vowed for years to close. also this morning, sports reporter erin andrews and her $75 million lawsuit against a peeper tom who recorded her naked and the hotel she blames for allowing it to happen. the trial against underway. >> it was a public personality's most private moments. this morning, sports reporter erin andrews is going after not only her stalker but the hotel that put him in the room right next to her. >> reporter: sports caster erin andrews walks into a national courtroom this morning, eight years after a man secretly recorded her naked in her hotel room, then posted it online. looking for a payback, she's
and the hotel where it happened. in 2008, a man, michael barrett, became obsessed with her and followed andrews from city to city. at this marriott hotel in nashville, according to court documents, barrett requested his room be placed next to andrews and he was granted the request. the complaint saying barrett removed and altered the peephole of andrews' door and recorded her getting dressed without her knowledge. andrews' emotions were raw still at the trial, agonizing over an embarrassing video that had been viewed more than 300 million times. >> i won't get this down in 30 years. my kids, my future husband, will have to deal with this. >> reporter: barrett pleaded guilty to stalking and shooting the nude videos and served 30 months in prison. he's free now.
suing barrett and marriott. the management company at the time. claiming the video caused and continued to cause her great emotional distress and embarrassment. andrews telling oprah. my career is over. i'm done. >> reporter: but she wasn't. she's appeared as a host and stars." thrived. >> if i run and hide, it's showing the stalker victims you should be ashamed of yourself. i did nothing wrong. i should be allowed to live my life, but this isn't over. >> the jury of seven women and five men will hear opening statements this morning in a trial expected to last about two weeks. andrews' stalker will testify, but not in person. he will be on video. back to you. >> thank you. now to more on the deadly shootings in michigan that killed six people and wounded two more. the uber driver now charged in
during his killing spree. there were no apparent red flags and uber did run a background check on him. but some are wondering if more could have been gone to prevent the tragedy, and how companies like uber veterinary employee their employees. tom costello has been looking into it. >> uber doesn't plan to change any policies following the tragedy in michigan. in large part, because the suspect had no criminal background. in this digital age of apps and ride sharing and home sharing, how do you know if you're totally safe? >> reporter: it takes just a click and these days, you can borrow a total stranger's bedroom for a weekend get away, or summon a stranger to take you, even your kids, home. all you have to go on is the other person's customer rating. every uber driver is rated. >> you can rate them on your app. they can rate you. it's likeke it's reliable. i trust them.
jason dalton had a close to perfect rating. 4.73 stars and he passed the uber background check. no criminal record. >> in a situation like this where a background check comes back completely clean and the motor vehicle checks are completely clean, we can't always prescreen and predict all behavior. >> reporter: to become an uber driver, an applicants must provide name, address, social security number and insurance company. uber vets them through local and international databases. uber has been accused of not doing enough elsewhere. prosecutors in l.a. and san francisco last year said the background checks missed criminal records of 25 drivers. including one who spent 26 years in prison for second degree murder. and uber doesn't run fingerprint checks of potential drivers like taxi companies do. >> because uber does not use fingerprints, it can't be sure
background check belongs to the applicant. >> reporter: one challenge, services like uber are growing too fast to thoroughly check everyone. >> you're not sitting next to the person who is going to hire you and looking them in the eye and convincing them to hire you. >> reporter: uber drivers themselves have been targeted. beaten by enraged or drunk passengers. some violence caught on camera. from ride sharing to home sharing, it's a brave new world. for millions of americans, there is no substitute for safety. >> so in this new economy of sharing, the question is whether simple arithmetic would suggest bad actors will get through, as they do in every business. in education, schools, in industry. as one uber rider said to me, i believe in what ronald reagan used to preach. trust but verify. back to you. >> tom costello, thanks so much. uber saying this guy had no criminal record. we couldn't have caught him in the first place.
to that point. >> tragic situation. let's talk about the weather. >> we're talking about the winter side of the storm. now, we have winter weather watches in effect from champagne, illinois, up to michigan. 11 million people under these watches. we're watching this storm system push up through the ohio valley. rain will change to wet snow in ohio and indiana. we expect it to continue east into the appalachians tomorrow. it'll end as snow for interior parts of the northeast. snowfall is basically going to be really confined to northern michigan, where we could see over a foot up near saginaw. chicago, you'll see about 4 to 6 inches of snow before it's all over. that's what's good morning. we are tracking showers moving across portions of durham county. if you're not seeing the steady
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this follows a history-making strike threat. that dispute was resolved last year, but now folks at kensington palace are threatening to walk out. what must the queen be thinking? >> reporter: at the royal palaces, they are worried abilityabout money. not the income the royals receive, but a proposed pay cut for some staff. already, some are complaining that william is a little, well, underemployed, putting in few shifts as a helicopter pilot and taking a month off at christmas. kate was working hard just last week. >> how long does it take to change over? >> reporter: editing an online newspaper for charity. no, stop the press, it's some royal staff threatening a strike. they're among those who work at william and kate's home, kensington palace. royal employees fear they'll lose $5,000 a year.
that manages the palaces. former staff say when you work with the royals, you don't do it for the money. >> you've worked for the royals. why does someone work for the royals? >> the reason is, there is this privilege, the idea that i'm working next to a royal. >> reporter: it can't help that kensington palace just had an upgrade, costing $23 million. >> those staff that are closest to william and kate, the guys that buttered their toast and poured their tea are not involved. but the royals are famously frugal. the queen is said to walk around buckingham palace switching off the lights to save electric. true story. >> she turns the thermostat down. true story. >> a lot of places -- >> don't stand with the refrigerator door open. >> keir, thank you so much. just ahead, what is that? the massive fish the size of a car. >> what?
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welcome back. we are looking at our satellite radar a gloomy start to the morning. we are also looking at rain moving across portions of orange and durham county. keep the umbrella nearby. 44 are temperature now. 43 in durham. for today high of 52. tomorrow showers even the potential for strong to severe storms. temperatures will climb close to 70. a check on traffic. a traffic in carry. it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the angelina effect. a new study reveals more women than ever are opting to undergo preventative mastectomies. is it the right decision? then the pop star versus the
the man behind kesha's biggest hits breaks his silence after she accuses him of rape. the high court battle that has some of the biggest names rallying behind the singer. up for the job. >> "cosmopolitan," here i come. >> natalie finds out if she has what it takes to be an intern at "cosmopolitan" magazine. >> first off, tea, little bit of milk, no sugar. >> today, tuesday, february 23rd, 2016. this is how we do wanna know what it is, make the boys want more >> we're from san diego and we love "today." >> hey, mom and dad are in new york city. >> hi, we love you. >> good morning! >> happy anniversary to my wife
i love you. >> it's 8:00 on "today." it's tuesday, february 23rd, 2016. i know i say this every day, but it's true, we have the best crowd. everyone is so excited and happen poihappy to be here. it's chilly on our plaza, but good day for a selfie. >> al and i were doing a little joke. >> matt is a little under the weather. he'll be back soon, we hope, but we have willie filling in. coming up, celebrity style for the rest of us. we'll show you how to tackle some of the season's hottest trends that you think you can't pull off. >> willie, you could pull that off. >> you think so? >> absolutely. first, let's head inside with natalie for a check of the top stories. donald trump boasting a big
into nevada's kaucaucuses. trump said he'd like to punch a protester in the face. cruz fired a top aide on monday for tweeted an inaccurate video that falsely accused rubio of brushing off the brieblible. with jeb bush out of the race, rubio is hoping to get establishment republicans, backed by a new endorsement by bob dole. apple's refusaleing to hack the iphone of one of the san bernardino terrorist attack shooters. there were protests organized by tech freedom groups. over half of americans back the fbi's effort to force apple to help investigateorsinvestigators. microsoft founder bill gates has come out in support of the fbi, saying this is a specific case
a new report finds more women are opting for preventive mastectomieshan ever before. dr. natalie azar, nbc medical contributor, is here to help us make sense of the study. >> good morning. >> women between the years 2005 to 2013 are getting, by more than 1/3, more mastectomies than ever before. at the same time, the rate of cancer remained unchanged. >> yeah. >> what does this tell you? >> i mean, i definitely think the immediate interpretation is women are being more aggressive about their care and they're being more proactive. but according to experts, the biggest risk for a woman in terms of recurring cancer or cancer in general breast cancer has to do with their genetic predisposition, as well as family history. according to studies that have been done, what seems to be driving this more aggressive approach is more fear and anxiety.
what their actual risk is wou suggest for many early stage cancers, a more conservative approach has the same outcome asthmaas as mastectomy. >> whatever alarming is according to the same period, the women getting double mastectomies tripled. are they taking off more than they need to? >> if you're in thefamily history isn't strong, you outcome would probably be similar if you do a more conservative approach. researchers are slightly alarmed at the trend. >> this study isn't taking into account the angelina effect because these were the years 2005 to 2013. >> right. >> she had her procedure in 2013. >> which is a perceptive point. i think if this trend continues, we might see a higher number in the next five to ten years, if the effect actually comes into play. >> dr. azar, thanks so much.
here on "today" that he was hiv positive may have had a life-saving impact. more people googled hiv and related terms after sheen's appearance than ever before. researchers at san diego state university say the number of searches for hiv information jumped by 2.75 million. after years of waning interesting, news reports mentioning hiv increased by 250% on the day of sheen's exclusive interview with matt here in november. a fish getting revenge on a young hockey fan? it is the university of new hampshire tradition. you toss a fish on to the ice goal. when the tradition called, this guy flopped. he couldn't heave the heavy, slippery fish over the glass. took him three tries. disgusting. his embarrassing performance, floppy fish.
>> how'd the fish get there? >> it's a tradition. >> they bring it into the arena. if you don't get it over twice, quit and put it back in the bag. >> bring it to dinner. >> you could do that, too. now to a heated case pitting kesha against a producer. >> she's fighting to get out of our recording contrast. this morning the man at the center of the dispute is speaking out for the first time. here's joe fryer. don't stop, make it rock, blow my speakers up tonight >> reporter: the high profile between a pop star and hit producer is turning into a trial by twitter. kesha getting a flurry of support from fellow singers and celebrities after her defeat on friday. a judge denied the singer's bid to be released from a recording contract with dr. luke, the producer she's currently suing, alleging sexual assault.
free kesha. ariana grande, my heart is with kesha rose. taylor swift is donating $250,000 to help with legal bills. >> kesha is going to have a difficult road ahead of her to win in the court of law. however, she seems to be winning, big time, in the court of public opinion. >> reporter: in 2014, kesha sued dr. luke, the man who discovered her, claiming he sexually, physically, verbally and emotionally abused her. she alleges dr. luke continuous continuously forced himself on her while she was intoxicated and drugged. monday, dr. luke also took to twitter, echoing denials he's filed in court. saying i never raped kesha and never had sex with her. we've been friends and she's like my little sister. kesha and her council are accused of ruining his career
dr. luke is suing kesha, claiming she made up the allegation so she could get out of her recording contract with him ask sonyew and sony music. kesha's attorneys argue her career is at a stand still because she won't work with dr. luke as the contract requires. his attorneys say kesha is free to record and release music without working with dr. luke as a producer if she doesn't want to. he claim to say she didn't free is a myth. both sides are digging in, fighting in and out of the courtroom. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> let's bring in our legal analyst, lisa. we haven't gone through trial. this is the beginning of the case. she's saying he abused me, i don't want to work with him. therefore, i want out of the recording contract. sony is saying, you don't have
have to be bound by the contract. >> importantly, this is a preliminary injunction hearing, which is an early hearing in the case. it's not trial yet. her lawyer had to meet a high legal bar. the judge said he didn't meet it. the claims weren't specific enough and he didn't bring forth evidence in support of her allegations. >> this is just the first step and she lost the first legal battle. it doesn't prevent her from going forward with the case. >> right. >> what happens to the claims that she makes of all kinds of abuse by dr. luke? what happens in the court process with those? does she have to prove them? >> eventually, there will be a trial and her attorney can bring worth witnesses and evidence, and any corroboration that they have. at this point, the judge said, look, there is no irreparable injury pausebecause you don't have to work with dr. luke anymore. she's claiming maybe sony wouldn't promote her in the future. the judge said that's not enough at these stages. >> dr. luke, the producer, says she gave a statement, kesha, under oath at a previous deposition, saying it didn't
>> she was an adult when we made the statement. the sexual assault survivors tend to say it didn't happen before they come forward with claims. it's tough for her to overcome. >> is it a problem for her that she apparently never went to law enforcement and reported it? >> that's less of a problem. most repe erksrape victims don't go to law enforcement. >> you see the celebrities and they're saying, free kesha and sympathetic to her and her claims, but she is f sony. if these allegations were proven, if she ultimately prevailed at trial, would that be enough to get her out of the contract with sony? >> i think it's a winning point for sony, that she does not have to work with dr. luke anymore. they point out that pursuant to the contract, they've lived up to their end. they spent millions of promoting her music. they want to promote her music.
>> the court of public opinion is in full swing. >> girl power supporting her. >> thank you so much. coming up next, how do you handle it when you're at a restaurant and your order is messed up? the sneaky way one ceo puts job candidates to the test. >> interesting one. plus, pigs in space. how about gorillas? we'll explain this sight on the international space station. the not so fabulous side of the fashion world. natalie takes on an internship at with my moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't worked well enough. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections
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8:14, otherwise known as trending time. we've all been on job interviews and know the question, where do you see yourself in five years? what's your biggest weakness? >> right. >> the ceo of charles schwab takes a different approach. breakfast. it's not scones and green tea. beforehand, he tells the restaurant to mess up the job applicant's order, to get something wrong to see how they react. do they get upset, frustrated, are they understanding, solution-oriented? he told the "new york times," we'll all make mistakes. the question is, how will we
make them? it's a way to look inside their heads. >> great idea. >> it's interesting. on the other hand, if you were on a job -- >> one has to do with the other. >> if you were on a job interview. apparently, it goes on to say that some bosses think if you're not assertive and don't say, i ordered the salmon, not the chicken, it says something negative. i think if i were on a job interview and they brought the wrong order, i wouldn't say one thing. on the interview. >> usually, you're too nervous >> not me. >> i wonder if anybody has shown up and gotten so mad and flipped was wrong. that's my guy right there. >> you're hired! all right, the words mola mola mola. it's this massive fish captured portugal.
it is the largest bony fish in the world. the species can weigh up to 5,000 pounds. the size of a small suv. this video is up to more than 4 million views. >> so cool. >> mola mola doesn't translate to terrifying fish? >> no. >> giant forehead. >> look at the shape of that thing. >> translates to a special at red lobster. >> wow. >> rare mola mola. >> sorry. now to another strange creature, at least in space. what is king kong doing aboard the international space station? of course, it's not king kong, it's astronaut kelly having fun, chasing around a fellow crew member. where did he get the gorilla suit? >> acme. >> no, a care package sent by his twin brother, mark kelly.
year-long experiment in space next week. >> that's what happens when you spend that much time in space. >> great excuse to play benny hill music. >> they're american heros but it might be time to come home. >> it's their entertainment. now to the pop star who just outdid the king of pop. a fictional president gets a real honor. >> rihanna is first up this morning. where's the tequila? >> oh! >> i'll try and make it through. rihanna has a huge milestone here. she has a new song called "work" featuring drake.topped the billboard singled chart, giving her her 14th hit. she has one more than michael jackson. they'd been tied at 13. with the new honor, rihanna is only behind the beetslesbeetles.
her residency where she'll honor her husband, who died after battled cancer. the show will kick off at 10:30 eastern time. if you'd like to see it, the concert will be live streamed on her website. finally, a big honor for one of the nation's most respected and feared leaders. you respect president frank underwood, right? >> of course. >> the military vet from south carolina who is not above mau niplation -- murder? kevin spacey played him. it's part of a publicity stunt for the series which debuts march 4th. pretty good. that's your pop start today. tequila less. >> you keep a little flat today. >> thanks a lot. al, how is the weather looking? >> we have winter weather here in this area. first, again, want to reiterate the threat of severe weather down south.
got a risk, strong risk, from new orleans to hat. crestview to al, significant overnight tornadoes. we're watching wet snow in the northeast. it'll start around noon. as it makes its way to the north, snow in boston, rain along the coast. winter weather advisories from parts of pennsylvania all the way up to vermont. heavy thunderstorms on wednesday in the afternoon. we look for some places picking up 2 to 3 inches of rain in the northeas good morning. we continue to track rain moving across the area. mecklenburg county human
44 in raleigh and 45 in clayton. >> that's your latest weather. willie? >> al, thank you very much. day two of our up for the job "today" series, where we put our skills to the test by being interns. >> al tackled the san diego zoo on monday. natalie, it's your turn. >> i've always loved fashion and had the opportunity to work at "cosmopolitanagaze in the country. sounds like a dream, doesn't it? i filled in for the executive assistant to the editor in chief. what a day it was. "cosmopolitan," here i come. oh, my gosh. i feel like i'm in my dream right now. i'm living my dream. i like that one. i like that one. i like that one. hello. >> how are you?
i'm your assistant for the day. >> good. my boots have got dog hairs on them. can you find a lint roller? >> sure thing. i'll be in with a lint roller. >> thank you. >> where is the lint roller? >> first off, tea, little bit of milk, no sugar. lipstick, i can't remember the color. i need endless supplies of it. the fruit bowl behind you, the banana looks like it's going to give off poisonous gases. get rid of it. these shoes, i want to meet the designer. try to get them in this afternoon. >> okay. >> that should do for now. >> is that all? >> it is for you, but i'll have more things in a couple of minutes. >> okay. tea, tea, tea. she likes earl gray. there is none. there's english breakfast. this is her cup but it doesn't fit. okay. >> natalie, natalie, when city
immediately. otherwise, had i been in a desert, my inner organs would have shrivelled to the size of a walnut and i would have dehydrated. >> i'll get it first next time. fancy, look at that. can i take a message for her? >> what is the chef's special in the cafe? >> grilled chicken. >> i need more tickets for "hamilton." >> she'd like to see, if possible, if you have four tickets available for friday's show. >> this friday? >> i need some jewels. >> she would like to see if she can borrow jewelry from sydney garber. friday, four tickets. >> lipstick, i need to reapply. >> needle in a hay stack. >> i think i found a lipstick. >> long earrings, feathered. >> natalie, try this on.
>> sensational color. >> too matchy? >> no. >> could you get that out? >> where do i begin? >> armani, we want the gown. >> 3:00. >> think we got "hamilton" for friday. amazing. i'm so good at my job. >> the perks of the job. look at that. these are amazing. oh, my gosh. >> what are you doing? >> i just wanted to make sure -- these are the jewels. i wanted to model them for you. >> you did, did you? i would take them off now and put them somewhere. then will you disinfect the earring, natalie? >> sure. >> i just got in trouble. >> let's go down to a shoot later on. i want some help. >> little lower. bring it down a little bit. natalie? >> sure.
thank you, but i have to get back to the office. bye. >> bye. >> you called? >> i just wanted to let you know my actual executive assistant is back, heather. you are relieved of your duties. i thought you did a good job. i thought you did a good job. i wasn't expecting a lot and, actually, you exceeded my expectations. if you need a reference, you can give me a call. >> yours now. >> thanks. >> i'm out! >> so glad to be back at my real job. obviously, a lot of that was -- >> did you get a ticket for "hamilton"? >> no. but thank you to joanna and her staff. they were sweet to let me tag along and pretend to be their assistant assistant. if you want to be an intern there, you have to be in college to receive credit for it. she is tough but is a great boss. >> she didn't notice you never got her the tea. >> don't tell the secret. >> too late but you're out. >> her assistant said, i switch
concert. this comes after her controversial super bowl halftime performance which some say was anti-law enforcement. during concerts off-duty officers often work today supporters of apple will show their support in durham. a rally is scheduled to support apple's decision to not comply with the recent judge's order. a judge -- unlocking one of the
be sure welcome back. we continue to see showers across northern portions of durham county. take the umbrella with you today. 44 in raleigh, mid-40s in clayton. high today of 52. scattered showers throughout the day. chances of severe storms tomorrow with the possibility of upper 60s. an accident with a to see the clouds roll in in the northeast. we'll get some rain over the next few days. some storms in the south that al has been telling us about.
>> look at the biggest loser. >> he was just crowned the biggest loser, live on the finale last night. he's here and we'll talk to roberto hernandez. >> also, we're catching up with debra messing. a lot to talk to her about, from her hit show to dirty dancing. what's going on there? >> you'll find out. "the martian" was a hit at the box office but before that, it was a book. we have your guide to the year's hottest reads before they hit the big screen. also, tailor made celebrity styles you can pull off yourself. don't forget to pack your bags, bring a friend and be on the plaza friday morning for a chance to win a spontaneous trip to los angeles over the long leap day weekend. make a creative poster to show us how you'd spend your extra 24 hours. the trip includes three nights at the line hotel, a bike tour on the beach, dinner and much more, courtesy of discover los angeles.
don't forget, come ttho rsvp at today.com/plaza. now let's say hello to roberto hernandez, the 36-year-old who lost a160 pounds and crowned the biggest loser. congratulations. >> thank you. >> what a whirlwind. you were just crowned last night. were you shocked? >> you know what? i've been busting my butt since september 9th. the first day filming. was i surprised? yes and no. i was working to it and i was a finalist. >> your brother. >> you lost almost half your weight, 160 pounds or so, down to 188. >> yes. >> how do you feel physically? >> amazeing. my body felt beat up because i was working hard. at home you wake up, go cycling and during lunch, i would run
after school, i would go and do a crazy workout. you know, workout constantly every day. i took off maybe four days from the time i begun. >> how did it change your life? >> it was amazing. my little boy jacob tells my wife he misses the fat daddy because i would play with him more. but that'll change. i won't work out four times and he will get more of my time. >> congratulations to your brother, as well. it's awesome. >> backstage, i was like, yes, yes! hugging strangers. i didn't care who it was. it was amazing. >> you look great. congratulations, roberto. >> thank you. now let's get a check of the weather. >> way to go, roberto. let's show you what we have going on for today. severe weather down through the gulf. watching that for tornadoes possible and strong storms.
look for sunny out west. 58 in seattle. tomorrow, we're expecting that sunshine to continue in the southwest. 82 in l.a. 79 in phoenix. the eastern half of the country, if you are flying or driving, it is going to be a real nightmare. windy and snowy. could be almost blizzard like conditions in the u.p. of michigan and parts of the upper great lakes. icy mix in northern new england and risk of strong storms along the mid-atlantic coast tomorrow and down to the southeast. western third of country looking good. that's what's going on around good morning. 44 degrees. very overcast and foggy as we start the morning.
portion of our area. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. emmy winner debra messing is a new york city detective in the "mysteries of laura." when her sister looks to be in trouble, she pledges all she can do to help. take a look. >> if you want to avoid going to jail for murder or being murdered yourself, let me help. i will protect you. pinky swear. >> debra messing, good morning. >> good morning. >> are we going to have a cliff cliff-hanger? we're almost to the end of the season. >> tomorrow is the first half of the two-part finale and it'll be major.
>> your sister is in a little trouble. >> you'd think from that clip that we were close, from the pinky swear, but not so much. >> is she like the dark side? >> she's the dark side. she's the bad one, obviously. >> i know she has her red hair just like you. >> she does. >> you look like sisters. >> it was actually my 11-year-old son roman's idea. >> really? >> they were like, we want to bring in a >> he was like, debbie ryan would be great. >> he's like a casting agent now. >> we watched "jesse" for years. >> the show is doing well. i was thinking, if you could invent a show, wouldn't you have made this up? it's funny, quirk i cany, mystery, you have romantic tension with the ex-husband. it has a little something for everybody. >> it does. it has everything, for me. it really does keep me on my
you know, i love really difficult murder mysteries, to figure those out. i love that we keep the audience really questioning up until the last minute. you know, the characters that have been created, they're accessible, quirky and people you can care about. we have a lot of fun. >> you mentioned your little boy, he's 11. is it a good mom job, being on a regular show like that? are you able to spend the time you want to spend with him and all that? >> well, doing an hour-long drama is pretty brutal. >> yeah. >> but the great thing is, he's literally grown up on the set. thanks to "will and grace." it's his second home. and hang out. he knows everyone's name and says "action" and "cut." >> and casts your sister, apparently. >> very well, also. >> you put a cute picture up on social media of his backpack, which is enormous. >> come on. >> look at that thing.
you said it was like a microwave oven, from the '70s. >> what does a 6th grader need that requires that much? you're going to be crippled by the time you're 12. >> you're going to have a back back like your mama. >> i have to ask about dirty dancing. there is an abc remake and you'll be baby's mom. are you flipping out? >> totally flipping out. it's been retooled. the character is really interesting. you know, singing, dancing, it's -- "dirty dancing," come on. choreographer from "hamilton." >> really? >> yeah! i mean, come on. >> did you love "dirty dancing"? >> i loved it. it was the thing that kept me on my path to being an actress. it was the first time i remember sitting in a movie theater and seeing a character and saying, i could see myself playing that character.
traditionally beautiful. >> no one puts her in a corner. >> no one puts her in a corner. >> debra messing, thank you so much. you'll be back later with kathie lee and hoda. "mysteries of laura," season finale tomorrow night, 8:00/7:00 central on nbc. the remarkable life story of the 106-year-old woman who danced her way through the white house and stole hearts.
nbc. we're back at 8:41. looking back, moving forward. our series in honor of black history month. >> monday on trending we introduced you to the 106-year-old who fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting the white house. hoda has more of her story. >> you're welcome. this is a good one. you can't help but smile when you see the video of virginia mclaurin, dancing with the president and the first lady.
history month reception following a letter and even a phone call to the white house. for virginia, it was a moment of joy after living through some of the darkest times in our nation's history. >> hi! >> how are you? >> i'm fine! >> reporter: a meeting for the ages. >> you want to say hi to michelle? >> reporter: at 106 years old, virginia mclaurin becoming america's sweetheart when the meeting prompted her to start a dance party in the white house. >> what's the secret to dancing at 106? >> reporter: stunned by her newfound fame. >> i didn't think i'd ever be this famous. i said, why didn't they do it when i was young? >> reporter: an accomplishment she once considered unthinkable. >> i thought i would never live to get in the white house. i am so happy.
i said, i'm here to represent black history month. >> look at him! right there. >> a black wife. >> that's me. >> yes! >> reporter: virginia's visit to 1600 pennsylvania avenue marked a milestone along a difficult journey that began in a segregated south carolina. born in 1909 as the daughter of a sharecropper, she married at age 14 and had two children. three years later, she became widowed and moved to washington, d.c. where she worked as a nanny. she lives there today and volunteers as a foster grandparent to elementary school children. with no signs of slowing down, she not only serves as an inspiration to the students, but to all of us. including the first family. >> i want to be like you when i grow up. >> reporter: from only knowing a world of black and white, to one now allowing us to celebrate all colors. >> i didn't think it'd ever
and i got a chance to see it. >> are you so happy right now? mclaurin thought it was time for a career change at 55 a seamstress. in 1994 she started volunteering at schools because she loves the education aspect. she did this write-in campaign since 2014, trying to get into the white house. she said, don't worry, i'll come to you if it makes it more convenient, and she got to. >> now she's the star. sheup upstaged everyone. >> i love her. >> she's seen a couple world wars, civil rights, and now an thanks. great story. nine books to read before
we are back at 8:46. hollywood hit the jackpot in 2015 with book to big screen adaptations like mockingjay part 2, insurgent and the martian. this year, there's a new crop of literary movies heading to theer theaters. if you want to read before you see them, we have your guide. welcome to the "today" show lounge. i've never seen these chairs before. >> we should have some scotch. >> we should. there's an idea. let's go through some of these. 19 books you put out. people need to read before they hit the theatersone, "the bfg." >> it tells the story of sophie as she's taken to the land of giants by a big, friendly giant. it's directed by steven spiel burg -- steven spielberg and has been in the works forever. >> how about "the jungle book"? >> everyone is in this movie. you have bill murray. so many people are involved in
it was all cji, except for the actor, and it'll be this visual masterpiece. >> we have this one with alice, "through the looking glass." this hasn't been a movie before? >> no. you had "lal isalice in wonderland." johnny depp is returning as the mad hatter and this time, alice is helping the red queen. it's a twist. >> let's move to young adults. this is a huge business for hollywood. "hung er gam you have the "hunger games," "twilight "twilight." so this is "the fifth wave." >> it's this story of basically one woman from ohio trying to make her way and find her brother. >> how about "allegiance"? >> so exciting. this is the third -- basically taking the third book, like with the "hunger games" and "harry potter," and dividing it in half. this is the first half of the
>> i get excited when i hear tim burton is directing something. >> so this was on the top of the y.a. best seller's list for so long. it's a creepy, awesome book. that's what teens love. they want a little goth. they want to look at the dark side. there's not a lot out on this movie yet. they're keeping it under lock and key. i'm excited to see what they do with the story. >> nobody better to do that than tim burton. >> absolutely. >> highly anticipated ones for adults. "girl on the train." >> it's this year's "gone girl." i'm just going to say it. incredible thriller. you have emily blunt in the starring role. she's taking this train every day and looks at this couple who seems perfect but they're not and she gets involved. >> can't go wrong with dan brown, "inferno." and my man tom hanks. going on a wonderful adventure. trying to find his way and figuring out, always trying to solve the puzzle.
whole family, j.k. rowling, "fantastic beasts and where to find them." >> this is the one everyone is excited about. returning to the wizarding world. it's here in new york city. wizarding world comes to america. it's j.k. rowling's first screenwriting credit. this is a textbook. this is one of the books that harry potter would read at hog hogwartz. her screenplay is one you'll have to go to theaters to see. >> love your passion. we have a lot of reading to do, my friend. >> keep reading, willie. >> siaee ya. fashion looks from hollywood, how to pull them off
first, this is "today" on from sky high to head to toe denim, there are a lot of fashion trends to try. mastering it is not always easy. we have today.com style editor emily here to show us how it's done. >> good morning. >> you see things celebrities are doing and go, can i pull it off? that's what this is about today. >> exactly. i think it's 90% confidence. 10% know-how. just wear the trend or have it wear you. >> okay. >> you are wearing the first friend, a beauty trend, blue makeup. you have a little blue mascara going. >> can you see it there? >> we see it on some of the stars.
but not as scary as the '70s powder blue. it's a metallic blue. mascara, maybe an eye liner, just a touch of blue. >> if you have blue eyes, do more of a purple, they say? >> just so your color really pops. it doesn't compete again it's color of your eyes. >> would you do it with your nails and match or is that too much? >> fun colors for the nails is always a good choice. >> another trend, wide leg pants. we've seen it on a lot of celebrities. it's really cute. especially people who are petite, they often think, i don't know if i can do this. >> that's the question. even nicole richie pulls it off. the vertical lines make it look long and lean. >> this is our model corrin. >> she's rocking the look. it's about the fit. high wasted pant, hug the smallest part of the body and skim all the way to the floor. >> heels are a must. >> they are. maybe after the boot.
>> any height ladies should wear heels with it, to keep the leg long and sleek. >> if you are petite, do you want to do the fitted top as opposed to something like a blouse? >> absolutely. she's wearing a body suit. you don't worry about the top coming out. it's completely going to stay exactly where it is. it is nice with the back of your body suit, it has a wide hole to add a fun element. >> pretty. thank you so much. the next trend. let's show celebrities because we've seen this look a lot. it can be very, very chic. >> sure. olivia wilde is wearing a big '70s bows. she can wear this to work at a law firm and go out afterwards and look trendy. what's fun is wearing it a little to the side. it's pinned a little off kilter. wearing like a trendy mini skirt keeps it modern and sleek. >> how do you make sure it's not too, i guess, like too pris sisy, i
>> it's about keeping the shape, hugging the waist, long mini skirt and heels. keeping the hair down so it doesn't feel too pilgrim and covered up. >> no age limit on wearing bows. hair. >> it's a trend, wearing a little ribbon, maybe a loose, low ponytail. not a "grease" ponytail. denim on denim. you have to get this one right. here, we see, is that kate hudson? >> gwen stefani. it's a great airport look. >> we have janelle modeling it. >> it's about two different washes. don't watch the two of them. also, treat denim as a neutral. add a pop of color with your lips or earrings or a fun pattern. she's wearing the leopard flats. it's like wearing black but better.
have the denims watch completely. have two colors or textures. >> also, don't stick with jeans and a button down shirt. a skirt. >> let's bring the models back out for one more look. ladies, terrific. you, too, emily. more fashion tips, including how to pull off a hat, head to our pinterest page. casey affleck is coming up.
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good morning. we're looking at cloudy skies and some rain moving up from south carolina. keep the umbrella nearby. 44 in raleigh. 43 in durham. you are looking at fayetteville checking in at 48. high of 52 his afternoon. scattered showers continue. we spike to near 70 tomorrow with the threat of showers and strong to severe this morning on "today's take," oscar winner adrian brody is here talking about his new thriller "backtrack." casey affleck on playing the good cop in "triple 9." plus, the gadgets that will get you looking gorgeous.
>> announcer: from nb news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today." it's tuesday morning, february 23rd, 2016. i'm willie along with natalie and al. tamron on assignment. my morning jam takes you back to middle school, "the symphony" by marley marl and the juice crew. video. fantastic. >> i remember that. >> great bass line. >> terrific. >> let's talk about this apple story. it keeps getting more interesting. a new twist, the fight between the fbi and apple over unlocking an iphone used by one of the attackers in the san bernardino mass shooting. microsoft founder bill gates surprisingly some people, the fbi. saying tech companies should be forced to cooperate with law enforcement in terror
>> i do think people want the government to act on their behalf if they feel like the safeguards are there. historically, the government has gone to phone companies and banks and lots of companies to gather information. people feel like the government not being blind and being able to try and stop bad things before they happen, it's a good debate to be having. >> interesting because so many of the other silicon valley executives immediately side with apple and tim cook. including facebook and twitter and google, as well, actually came in on the side of apple. he's an outlier and one of the founding the fathers of silicon valley taking this position. >> he says there is a risk even among silicon valley, as they're having the debate we are having. >> slightly more than half side with the fbi as opposed to apple. >> on the flip side of it, general michael haden, the head
has the right idea. you can't predict where people are going to come down on this. >> it's fascinating. i think bill gates said, it is a absolutely. we have the freedom, and it's protected by our constitution. >> like the freedom to look like walking. >> i'll refrain from using the word idiot because i've been known to do this. >> into a sculpture? >> not into a sculpture but this happens on rock center on a daily basis. not only me but i've seen people walk into pillars. this is this giant scu tre kiss. the problem is, it's in the walking path. that's not going to present a problem, is it? well, it sure did. this is 20 feet high. they say within hours of installation installation, they had eight people walk right into it. >> how do you miss that? >> it is giant. but it is right in the walking path.
not in the path. >> in their defense, the people who walked into it. >> no. this hits close to home for you. >> i nearly walked into a table. >> don't move it. enough of youthis. >> put a camera on it. >> epic fails. fantastic. >> apparently, they had to remove it. they put it to the side. >> oh, come on! >> the artist said that texters apparently were not looking, of course, while walking. there you go. the huge sculpture is part of their every day routine, like in that walking path. >> i can't believe they caved to texters. >> come on, guys! word gets around. >> stand your ground. i love this next one. if you've got more than one kid, you have them together, something is going to happen. check out this little girl who had some fun with her baby sister.
>> oh, boy. uh-oh. >> what? >> i did what? [ laughter ]. >> i love it. >> going to leave her scarred later in life, the little sister. >> she doesn't say anything. looks at her mom like, what's your problem? >> even her face. >> that's the best part. >> when the little one turns around. front and back. >> binky in her mouth. >> with her little butt. i love it. >> zebra. >> come on, zebra. >> i love zebra. >> and the lady gaga, covering the one eye. >> is that a sharpie, a permanent marker? >> that's my question. >> permanent marker.
easily. >> the cheek, the face. >> oh, my gosh. >> clearly mom isn't that upset. coming in with the camera and asks the question. >> i can't wait ten years from now what the payback is going to be. >> all-timer. >> it's great. it'll be one of those where dad and mom embarrass the younger sister by whipping that out to a date. look what the girls did back then. >> coming out at the rehearsal dinner. >> sibling rivalry there later in life. >> so funny. you had a late night. a citizens brigade? >> the upright citizens brigade, the improv group here in the city and now across the country, it's started by amy poehler, and they do night late, like a late night show, in front of a live audience. this amazing group of young actors and writers at ucb write the material, they produce the show. they did all the hard work. they're so funny and talented.
they'll be the next "snl" write writers writers. it's like a talk show. i did a monologue, had a side kick. nicolle wallace was my guest, talking about the campaign. >> this man killed it. listen to this. >> oh, no. >> 24 hour mcdonald's in south korea will try serving beer to attract customers because if there's one thing i've thought while sitting at mcdonald's at 2:00 in the morning, it's, boy, i wish everyone here was more drunk. >> i wrote some monologue jokes and they wrote some. >> you have a future, my friend, willie. i've always said, you'll go places someday. >> ucb is awesome. if you get a chance to see a show here, l.a., wherever, check them out. so much talent in that place. >> well played. we're asking, we got this shoutout going. moms, send us their wildest first concert looks. dads cannot apply. >> why? >> i don't know. it's what they said.
>> i don't think it is either but that's what this is. for a chance to be flown to new york and win a head to toe makeover, courtesy of jcpenney. natalie shared her wildest first concert look when she was 14 and went to spandal ballet. share your throwback pictures. we'll pick a winner at the end of the month. go to our facebook page, facebook.com/"today's take" and tell us why we should tell you rock your style. speaking of going to our facebook.com/"today's take" page, today is day 20 of our 25 days of give aways. what do we have, britney? >> a cook ware set. >> worth $500. we want to break 300,000 today. what are we at? 296,000. come on, people. facebook.com/"today's take"." check it out. all right.
what's going on here. somebody hit my button. there you go. now, we've got heavy thunderstorms pushing through galveston, houston, moving to louisiana. for today, we've got a tornado threat stretching from new orleans to hattesburg. the concern is tonight to tomorrow morning, the risk of long-track tornadoes. a significant threat overnight. this is really dangerous. we'll be watching this very, very closely. system would be pushing up and through. behind it, snow from chicago, st. louis into detroit. we are expecting to see the rain change to wet snow there. heavier showers and thunderstorms. the rain into snow for interior parts of the northeast. some places picking up upwards of a foot of snow before it's all over. that's what' . good morning to you. we are now at 44 degrees. this is a live picture from our wncn tower.
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>> now, adrian sees dead people in his new thriller "backtrack," about a psychologist haunted by the loss of his daughter. take a look. [ screaming ]. >> okay, i'm out. you can let go now, willie. >> sorry. >> i was like, it's coming. something is going to happen. >> here's the thing, you know it's coming. >> i know, but it still happens. >> adrian brody, what was this like, shooting this thing?
i mean, interesting thing about shooting anything scary is it's much less scary when you're making it. but i love the world of the super natural. i love -- it's the beauty of film. you can really get to a place that can actually be frightening and exciting. and it's safe. >> tell us about your character. you play a therapist, is that right? >> yeah, i play a psychologist who is going through a traumatic time, where his -- he recently lost his daughter, and he's mourning. he realizes that all of his patients are deceased. >> oh. that's frightening. >> that's hard to bill. >> exactly, it is. >> al gets to the heart of the matter. >> never going to see any money with that. >> very true.
concerns, by the way. >> wasn't thinking about accounts payable in those moments. so you're restoring -- or you have restored this 1800s stone barn, basically, in upstate new york. >> mm-hmm. >> you've made a documentary about it, which is a story to itself. any creepiness there, in something that old? >> it's interesting. i actually, when i first moved into the house, it was an enormous process, to rebuild this place. the first few nights of living there, which was after a seven-year journey, so it was only a i managed to live in the main house, and i was in bed, trying to go to bed, and i heard what sounded like snoring. it was coming from the second floor.
literally, the house was snoring. i was scared. it was my own little -- >> and you still want to live there? >> i have no choice. i spent seven years working on the place. i'm living here. >> how do you get a breathe right strip for a whole house? >> open all the windows. >> wow, crazy. >> yeah. >> it went away. i still don't know what it was. it was the first night. i thought it was some strange thing with the pipes but it wasn't. >> somebody just let you know. >> i woke him up and he stayed awake, i guess. >> you're a braver man than me. thank you so much. "backtrack" is available on directv until it hits theaters this friday. the good guy in the new action film "triple 9."
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this ain't buckhead, all right? you better learn fast. >> man, let me tell you something, you have a problem with me, put it on the table but don't question me like you know something i don't know. you let an [ bleep ] in front of the neighborhood, you have explaining to do. >> casey affleck, good morning. >> morning. >> you've got a hell of a cast, between anthony mackie, aaron paul -- >> what was the other name? >> you raced through that one. >> it's how we do it. >> i was counting on you carrying me through. >> norman. >> what was it like on the set with all that acting power? >> i was the pain in the ass. they're all so good. you know, this movie, i didn't always see them.
when i was there. woody's first day, he is a nut, he showed up and he got an easy scene. driving down the street, park his car, get out and walk up the steps to see me. that's fairly simple. woody takes the first take, races down the street and hits a tree, jumps out of the car, head is bleeding and runs up the path to me. i figured everyone would descend and stop and lay woody down for a minute. woody kept to the scene. okay, i guess that's how we play it here. >> oh million, my gosh. >> did it make it into the final cut? >> yeah, it did. >> that's always better, the unexpected, right? >> who is your guy in this landscape of characters? who is your character? where does he fit in? >> i play sort of the only -- i'm the good guy. a bunch of bad guys. house how's that? >> that's good. >> you play a lot of different and intense roles.
an incredible cast? >> well, you know, i've played a lot of bad guys, and i wanted to do -- this was kind of different. he was -- he has a simple, moral code, simple sense of right and wrong. that seemed appealing to me. i wanted to play a police officer. i liked the script. the director is really talented, sweet guy. >> you got a lot in the works. your latest film at sun dance, "manchester by the sea," has a lot of buzz. tell us about that. >> that is written and directed by kenny and it was one of these -- it was a beautiful strict. everything he writes is exceptionally well written. i don't know what else to say. it was a small movie, and it ended upturn turning out great. took it to sundance.
movies that didn't turn out great. this one turned out better than i could have imagined. >> a lot of good talk about that. you worked with your brother ben quite a bit. you've said he's your sounding board when you're considering a role. have yoto ask you about that. >> he is. >> have to ask you about "batman." are you as excited as his fans are? >> haven't -- >> they're excited. >> i am very excited. this is the movie everybody wants to see. "batman versus superman." >> versus "deadpool," yeah. >> exactly. >> i'm excited. i want to see it, yeah. >> he sounds excited. >> thrilled. >> let me try that again. i'm so excited to see this movie. >> much better. >> barely contains himself. >> drive a car into a olay regenerist renews from within... plumping surface cells for a dramatic transformation
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we will keep you updated at wncn.com through the day. >> also happening right now, the raleigh police is investigating a late night crash that second three people including a child to the hospital the car ran off of green road and hit several parked cars in the parking lot. right now officers have not filed charges but they're still investigating the three people have minor injuries. >> today people throughout the country including right here in durham are protesting to show their support for apples decision to not comply with the judges order. a judge ordered apple to help the fbi in the san bernadino terrorism attacks unlock one doff shooters phones.
a picture tells taking a look at the headlines. new developments today in the fight against the zika virus. the country's first hospital-based rapid test for the zika virus is now available. the announcement comes via collaboration between two texas hospitals. it'll provide results within several hours.
faced the possibility of long delays of testing in local and state public health laboratories control. the food and drug administration will begin testing some foods for traces of the weed killer round-up. the agency plans to check soy baen s beans, corn, milk and eggs. it's the most widely used weed killer on farms. scientists have debated whether it has links to health problems. round-up's maker is confident the testing will reaffirm the safety of what it calls the vital tool used by farmers and homeowners. encouraging news for people struggling with their weight. a new study found obese people can significantly improve their health by losing just 5% of their body weight. a small weight loss not only reduced total body fat but cut the risk of type two diabetes and cardiovascular disease in obese adults.
cell function and muscle tissue, there were no further benefits for liver tissue. every dog has its day, and today belongs to the laborarador retriever. it's in its 25th year as the top u.s. dog breed. other breeds have a lot to bark about. german retrieverand retrievers are in the top five list. the happiest city on earth is naples, florida, according to the latest rankings. the report measures how residents feel about their physical health, social ties, financial security and communities. salinas, california, was runner up. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> if you're in the southeast, you're not happy about where you're living because we have a lot of wind and rain. severe weather possible, especially along the gulf.
snow back through the rockies. sunshine out west. 81 in l.a. today. into tomorrow, we are going to be watching more wet weather and a risk of strong storms along the southeastern mid-atlantic coast. icy mix in the north with rain everywhere else. the eastern third of the country is going to be a mess for driving and air travel tomorrow. 66 in dallas. or houston. look for a high of 82 and sunny in l.a. that's what's going on around the coun >> good morning. 44 degrees and pretty overcast, pretty foggy so watch for reduced visibility. we are seeing the showers moving into southern portions of cumberland and samson county, still raining around person county around the northern end of the >> that is your latest weather. natalie?
now to the brains behind the beauty. high-tech apps and gadgets to get you glowing and gorgeous. we have katie here with her favorites. good morning. >> this is a segment you'll like. >> i'm obsessed with this already. we have britney here modeling something for us, which is life-changing for those of us who have fought for our lives to match. there is an app and a makeup for you. >> 94% of women actually don't have the matching correct foundation. >> yeah. >> now you can actually use the app. you scan your face with the app. >> what's the app called? >> matchco. basically, in a few camera shots, you can calibrate to get your perfect skin tone. then sent to you is this bottle with your name on it. and the foundation that matches you perfectly. it's unreal. $49. >> it seems like it's a little expensive, but actually, a lot
>> absolutely. $60, $65. this gets to you in 48 >> britney is wearing it on one side of your face. you have great skin to begin with so you don't need foundation. i can't tell. which side has -- >> it's seamless. you can barely tell. >> and the bottle has her name. amaze amazing. >> and the date so you know when you purchased it. what i love, i'm going through the app's screen shots. it has a satin finish and doesn't have the cakey feel. awesome foundation. >> it'll be my new favorite thing. let's move on over here. this is a pure vaporizer? >> yes, this is going to refresh the air and moisture rise it. what's cool is you can go into whole foods or drugstore and purchase any natural essential oil. there's also an l.e.d. button. if you circle through l.e.d.s to change the mood.
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this, or put it in your retirement account? willie is going with the debt. al is going with the retirement account. we want to pay down debt. it's because the interest rate on the debt is probably higher -- oh, my goodness. throwing away the money. >> i was celebrating my win. >> the interest on the debt is probably higher than the return you'd get in the retirement. if you're getting matching dollars in the retirement account, that's the way to go. always for the matching. >> that's what i was thinking. >> question two, getting a refund this year, like you do every year, is this, good, or that, not so good. >> how could getting a refund be bad? >> al is the winner. it's not so good. it means you're giving uncle sam an interest free loan on your money. what you should do, go to human resources or adjust your withholding.
the max in your retirement account, bump up that contribution at the same time. >> okay. >> win all around. question three, if you're looking to add value to your home, should you use your refund to do this, get a new front door, or that, get a new garage door? both of you going with the front door. yes. a new front door will cost you about $1,200. you get 100% of the money back if you sell. paint it red. that's my opinion. >> all right. >> should you, many people who work exclusively at home are afraid of taking the home office deduction because it's an audit flag. should you take it or should you skip it? >> feels like a trick question. >> willie is going with that, skip it. al said take it. take it. >> trick question. >> if you truly have a home office. it has to be -- pay attention, >> it seems obvious. i didn't think it'd be the answer.
you don't take the deduction, you're leaving money on the table. but it has to be a dedicated home office space. interestingly, the irs is only auditing about 1% of filers, except for people who make over $1 million a year. they're auditing 7% of those. >> okay. >> this or that? if you're going to use your refund to replace an old appliance appliance, should bit a ten-year-old washer, or a ten-year-old refrigerator? willie is going washer. al is going refrigerator. there you go. the answer is this. washers made before the year 2003 have really been improved upon. you'll save yourself about $180 a year by energy star.com. who is our winner? >> we get one more. >> all right. this or that? according to a new survey from hello wallet.com, what are most people spending more of their refunds on this year? is it travel or clothing? >> the opposite to keep it
>> it is travel. people are spending 67% more. people are spending more on travel this year. goes with spending money on experiences rather than things. makes you happier and who is the winner? al is the winner. >> i'm getting a bag of money, baby! >> wow! >> whew. >> thanks for playing our game. >> thank you. congratulations, al roker. >> thank you.
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it is february 23rd, also spanky tuesday. that mean ss thrills with sia. >> in our kitchen is the always fun debra messing. debra is not just hanging around the kitchen doing nothing, she's live tweeting our chat. what is your handle? >> @debramessing. >> it is very creative. >> i don't know. >> naughty. >> it is like that. that's what you got going. >> then we're going to be kitchen too. >> absolutely. >> what are we cooking? >> sage roasted chicken, five ingredients, though. >> the best roasted chicken of all time. >> of all time. >> so he says. >> that's what joel says. >> all right. >> all righty, we're going to