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husband on the way to las vegas has been founded alive. she survived almost two months but there's no sign of her husband. where is he and how will the search continue for him? we'll get more on the story and rita's recovery, coming up. plus, new details in the search for holly bobo. it's been more than three weeks since the young nursing student disappeared. this week volunteers continued to look for her. police are stepping up their pleas for help in locating her. we're going to have the latest on the holly bobo investigation in just a moment. then we'll explain the doll in a moment. working out and paying the price. it's happening to a lot of boomers who won't slow down. but that push to stay active is doing a number on the body, especially knees. chances are you know someone who has had a knee replacement. protecting yourself while keeping fit. do you remember this song from this hit tv show? ♪ story about a man named jedd
♪ a poor mountaineer who barely kept his family fed ♪ >> the actress who played ellie may clampett, this is a barbie doll that looks like her and her character. what is she exactly suing for? we'll tell now about it coming up. >> you remember the show. >> absolutely. >> i liked her. a feisty tom boy. >> yeah. >> a check of the weather with bill karins outside on the plaza. bill? >> with the price of oil they'd own beverly hills by now. let's take you to derby day, the big hats and everything. in wisconsin this is the hat of choice, is it not? >> yes, it is. >> how long you had this hat? >> a few years. >> most packer fans cherish these things for years and years, even if it's april or may. doesn't matter. let's talk about the weekend forecast. we are watching a mother's day forecast. let's get you there. on saturday, showers and storms
rolling through louisville, kentucky and tennessee. the southern half of the nation is dry right through your mother's day. a slight risk of storms in nebraska and north texas. it's good. we do not expect any tornado outbreaks this weekend. for most of your mother's day plans, hit and miss showers at work. al and here's a look at your high temperatures this morning. ocean care conditioning is going to bring your temperature into the 50s. maybe some low 70s inland throughout the afternoon. mother's day, we're going to see partly cloudy skies, breezy conditions, isolated showers are possible on the hill tops and
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good morning. >> thank you. bullying devastates so many people and as you'll see here, the victims include some familiar faces from hollywood who are speaking out about the pain. ♪ they are rich and famous. but these superstars have much more in common than fame and fortune. they have all been victims of bullying. >> i'm not surprised. >> many creative people are highly sensitive. and bullies tend to zero in on people who are sensitive. and feel it and show it. >> for tom cruise, the pain came at an early age. the actor told "parade" he had trouble reading and was smaller than his classmates who picked on him regularly. sandra bullock also felt this abuse. the oscar winner confided in 2009 she, too, was bullied at school. bullock said kids are mean. the sad thing is i can still remember the first and last names of every one of those kids who were mean to me. christina aguilera, chris rock
and many more celebrities have come forward to say they were victimized. recently reports surfaced saying emma watson dropped out of brown university because other students mocked her with lines from harry potter. the fact remains, bullying is an epidemic that few are immune to. >> we have seen the tragedies of bullying. bullying causes depression and anxiety. depression causes suicide sometimes. we have to take this more seriously and do something truly pro-active. >> the consequences can and have proved deadly. phoebe prince was driven to suicide after being bullied at school and this week, several of her tormentors reached plea deals connected to the shocking case, including one of the so-called mean girls. >> i'm sorry for my role in this tragedy and the prince family. >> reporter: as more stars come forward to share their stories and support those who are vulnerable, experts hope the new
attention will help battle bullying across the country. >> i think it's wonderful that celebrities are coming forward and talking about having been bullied. those are the role models for our kids. >> how bad is bullying in the u.s.? consider this, one report says 160,000 kids miss school because of fears they will be picked on by classmates. amy? >> all right, richard lui, thanks so much. here's lester. amy, thanks. this morning, our new series called "oh my aching." we start with our knees and for millions of americans, the pain is piling up. >> my son said you try it, mom. as soon as i started, i was like this the best thing ever. i've been climbing for about 12 years now. >> reporter: 57-year-old diane hitchcock is part of a growing number of boomers not ready to
slow down. >> baby boomers are really the first generation who psychologically have decided that we're not going to get older. >> reporter: but pushing the limits can lead to wear and tear on overused, overstressed knees. knees are one of the most commonly injured joints. according to the cdc, one in two adults are at risk of developing arthritis in their these. >> it was constant pain, sitting, moving, i could never find a comfortable position. >> reporter: for diane it was debilitating. diane developed progressive arthritis of her knee and turned to a less invasive and longer-lasting knee replacement surgery. >> not only have total joint replacements, gotten a lot better but we also have partial replacements that we're offering patients that can now allow them to get back to a faster type of recovery and remain even more active. >> reporter: with her new knee and successful recovery, diane
is ready to hit the road. >> i have more energy than did i. i can do the stuff i used to do. i can climb again. my husband and i are going in september. i have noç doubt i will reach e summit. >> how can you stay active without risk a serious injury? dr. michael parks is an orthopedic surgeon at the hospital for special surgery. good morning. great to have you on. >> thank you. nice to be here. >> something like 11 million americans over the age of 45 will go to their doctor complaining knee pain. is that on the rise? >> we've become a more active nation. so baby boomers, as she said, don't want to be inactive and demand more from our knees. that brings people in for knee pain. there are a lot of causes. we're also heavier nation. we're more active and that brings patients to the doctor. >> i know we have to listen to our bodies. when we talk about knee pain, it can be a sharp pain, stiffness. what should we be monitoring ourselves for and when is it really serious?
>> if it's something from a weekend run or cleaning the yard and there's chronic pain that -- of short-term duration, that's probably something we can treat on our own symptomatically. if it's chronic pain that's interfering or enduring pain, that's pain we should probably go and get checked out. >> what if it's happening under the kneecap itself? >> that's very common. typically as patients are active or the weekend warrior, they can have the knee pain that is caused under the kneecap. usually that's self-limiting. >> you talk about exercises being one of the causes. i see people running the streets of new york on pavement and that sort of thing. they're out getting healthy but does that in particular really put a lot of wear on the knee? >> it does. in terms of exercise, particularly for boomers, running or high-impact activities such as basketball or football, you put several times your body weight across your knee. you should think about cross-training or hodfying your activities, activities such as
bicycling or swimming or things that are not going to have that impact on the knee. also the elliptical machine are good exercises for boomers. >> i know a lot of people are getting knee replacement operations. some of them seem rather young. is it becoming a more common procedure? and is that still a drastic step? >> knee replacement has evolved. it was initially a procedure for older people who were spiraling down and becoming overcome with pain and inactivity. nowadays we want the same results we have in younger patients. they're asking and demanding the same results. the variety of opportunities to interact. knee replacement is more common place now. >> there has to be something between physical therapy and knee replacement. are there medications, injections, something you can do to relieve the pain? >> at hospital for special surgery we see the total gamut of knee pain. we have treatment that range from symptomatic treatments like
medication, physical therapy, there are surgical options as well. there's orthrocopy and the patient that is more progressively limited and at the end of their rope, those are patients we do total knee replacement in. we have minimally invasive techniques for that as well. >> it's a bummer getting older. >> it is. >> up next, kentucky derby fever. jenna is down in louisville where a female jockey will make history. she'll tell us about it after these messages.
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why do i throw that at you right now. why is it such a wide open field. >> in the last five, six years, everything's changed. no conventional wisdom getting a horse here. at one time, you had an idea of how to train up to the race. that changed when barbaro won the race in '06. i don't think a handicapper has a good feel for how these hours after five, six weeks off and a couple of races are doing and we could have the highest favorite ever going off of race time. >> one of the big names is uncle mo. he's scratched. why? oh. >> he's got an intestinal problem. he lost in the wood memorial and never got better. the decision was made that uncle mo wouldn't be here. if he stayed healthy, he looked by far the best of the 3-year-old crop of horses. since he's gone, it's opened up more. >> it is open. but any more names with uncle mo
out? >> dialed in is the favorite. he's a favorite 4 1/2 to one. he's a big closer, you know, the big charge down the stretch in the derby. arch, arch-around who won down the derby is one to look at. mucho macho man has a chance. >> he's got a good story. >> his connection has the inspirational story of all of them. kathy rigbo, his trainer. three years ago, she's watching from a hospital bed in florida desperately needing a heart transplant. she's healthy, she's here with the horse. three years after near death, she's running with a good horse in the derby. >> nice to get some of the heartwarming stories because the field is so open. we're not specifically looking at one or two horses. >> most people who watch the derby will watch one horse race, maybe two races all year. it's an iconic event. people will watch the derby that are not horse racing fans and they get hooked on these
stories. i love to tell them that's what got me hooked years ago. the story of the jockeys, the trainers, the horses that got in position. >> you know this area well. it's nice. we're talking about rain. we're not really sure. what do you think? >> it's a lot nicer than it was last year. i remember being on the today show last year. there were sheets of rain coming down. you couldn't see anyone coming down around you. supposed to be nice. this track dried out the best. it will take a lot of rain to make it a sloppy track by racetime. it would take a lot of rain. it looks good right now, clear skies. >> your words to everybody else here. kenny rice, thank you so much for joining us. thank you for your insight. >> that's it from here. back to you guys, amy? thank you so much. you can watch 137th running of the kentucky derby today starting at 4:00 p.m. here on nbc. we're back. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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good morning to you, waking up in san francisco, you might want to pull the blankets up to your chin a little bit higher in the south bay, east bay too, it is a cool saturday morning. hope you didn't have any outdoor plans with your mom for tomorrow. >> well, bring out the winter parka. it's chilly and it's windy outside. you can see we have got the clouds over the golden gate bridge, it's not just low clouds this morning, but what you're seeing there in the satellite is the outer fringe of the marine layer. it's breezy and it's cool
outside and would not be surprised to even have a little bit of drizzle in a few spot this is morning, and here you go, hour by hour, your forecast jumping to the warmest part of the day today. no 80s and 90s in the forecast. many areas in the peninsula and the coast, will still be hanging out in the 50s. but further inland, santa rosa should see briefly some low 70s, otherwise 60s for the high today. so the rests of your mother's day forecast for this weekend, even cooler tomorrow, sorry about that, but temperatures will be rebounding a little bit for the middle part of the week, again, the chances of showers over the sierra, we're talking show over 5,000 feet tomorrow. but here a little drier but cooler. >> we don't mind the cooler temperatures, that means more hugs on mother's day. a developing story that we're watching for you this morning, two people are unconscious and not breathing
and another person is injured after an apparent triple shooting in san jose. right now police are trying to sort out exactly what happened so they are not yet releasing any suspect information. we'll keep you updated throughout the morning. san jose police are also keeping an eye out for any signs of mayhem on this cinco de mayo weekend. police say the crowds were under control. cinco de mayo night was a different story. there were fights and bottle throwing. several people were arrested amidst the chaos. mayor campo says he doesn't mind a crowd looking to have a good time, however -- >> if you come here to make trouble, we're going to be ready for you and you're going to jail. >> police have increased patrols throughout the weekend. serial murder suspect joseph nasoo will -- he told a judge
that no one knows the facts of his case better than he does. he says because he supports a mentally disabled son, he is concerned about spending his money on legal fees. a judge approved that request. he is accused of killing four women in arizona including an 18-year-old who was found outside of fairfax. he is being held without bail in marin county. coming up this morning on "today in the bay," when you go visit the wire rains, you swirl, you sip and you take in the smell of wine of course. we're going to take you to napa valley where the wine takes on a disinstinctive sound.
we're going to trick you back to the "today" show which continues right now. with us. invite you to drop by. amy robach. we have incredible story this morning of a woman who was lost forever, perhaps. a couple driving from canada to las vegas and vanished in oregon back in march. this morning, we learned that the wife has been found. and she is telling a harrowing story of survival in the wilderness. we're going to have much more on this story. but the big question is, where is her husband?
>> the search will continue. switch gears and talk about big news for sir paul mccartney. he's engaged again. the announcement made yesterday for the legendary beatle. will the third time be the charm? more on his plans to marry coming up. >> we remember the beverly hillbillies. the actress who played elie may clampit is talking about the barbie doll. they're making a fortune but we're going to tell you why it's happening. >> richard lui is standing by the newsdesk. good morning. good morning, lester, amy, good morning to all of you once again. later today, we learn more details on the raid of osama bin laden's compound that killed him. npéphanie goss live in islamabad
trying pfcelehfcepfff fhepfceøf to hatch up a new way, a new plan, to attack the u.s. and also, they say, contrary to reports, that he wasn't involve in al qaeda's operations but he was heavily engaged with al qaeda. hearing reports out of islamabad that his youngest wife detained by pakistani officials has told him that bin laden lived here in the last seven years, the first two of the years in the town south of abbottabad closer to the capital here in islamabad. now to memphis, tennessee where people living near the mighty mississippi keeping a close eye on it as the river can
crest at record levels. jay gray live in memphis for us. good morning, jay. >> good morning, richard. the mississippi poured over the banks and into the middle of biehl street here. you know how it's supposed to work. it's a couple of blocks that way. the river back that way. the mississippi not playing by those rules. conditions worsen in suburban neighborhoods where an entire community have been swallowed by flood waters. more than 300 people in area shelters yesterday. emergency officials warned that thousands more learn they node to move to higher ground and the big concern is it's going to get worse. the crest not expected in thursday, the record 48 feet, richard. thank you so much for that report. good news for the jobs front. the overall economy adding 244,000 jobs last month. a bright spot was private employers who added the most people to their payrolls in five years. but despite that, unemployment rose from 8.8% to 9% because of several factors, including more people rejoining the job market
and starting to look for work again. finally, rescue workers are treating several pilot whales stranded off of the florida keys. eight of the whales in a temporary sea pin where one deteriorating whale had to be euthanized. the others are in stable condition. 13 other whale have died recently. now with the news, back to amy on the plaza. >> richard lui. thank you so much. it's a beautiful day, bill. >> absolutely gorgeous. >> going to be nicer, right? >> some areas, we told you that were so miserable in the by agathe beginning of the spring. happy birthday to you. great smile. over here, another birthday. this is one of the age-defying birthdays. here we are. >> hi. >> 50. >> graffitied your sign. you look 50. you're looking 40. >> happy birthday to you. >> talk about your weekend
forecast. a lot of locations, southern half of the country, gorgeous. we have showers to deal with. mother's day. rain today, that's going to be in areas of kentucky near louisville, unfortunately. that's going to head to the mid atlantic for showers on mother's day. nice in the southern half of the nation. a little bit of rainfall in the northern rockies and the plains. hit and miss and here's a look at the forecast hour by hour for the morning. we have got some patchy clouds and the ocean air conditioning on overdrive this morning. even some mist in a few spots, by noon, some 60s for inland spots, we may be getting closer to 70s. but quite a drop from what we saw earlier in the week. for the rest of the weekend, we're going to see a cooler finish, partly cloudy skies and breezy for mother's day plans. we're going to see some isolated
showers north of the bay area, cool start to the workweek as well. it was a road trip that led to dead ends and desperations. albert and rita cretien left for a trip for las vegas. the couple simply disappeared. security video on march 19 shows them buying food at an oregon store. it was one of the last times they were seen alive. the families pleaded for help, authorities on both sides of the border carried out extensive searches combing the snow bound forests of oregon. loved ones never gave up. this morning, their prayers were answered. incredibly, rita was found alive in a remote area of nevada where the couple's van had apparently rotten stuck in the mud. amy.
lester, thank you. as officials searched for rita chretien's husband in nevada, authorities in kentucky continue to investigate the abduction of holly bobo who was kidnapped from her home on april 13. we have the late ems. taken from outside of her home and into the woods, holly bobo is still missing more than three weeks later.
the community near the home in tennessee continues to hold vigils, hoping that some way, some how, the 20-year-old nursing student is still alive. >> i love you so much. >> holly's devastated parents made an emotional plea one day after she was kidnapped by a man wearing camouflage. but they stayed out of sight every since. they released a statement this week saying in part, we know everyone's daily life, routines, and work must go on, but ours never will until holly is back with us. the massive search which once included hundreds of volunteers down to a handful of agents from the tennessee bureau of investigation. an $80,000 reward is being offered for information that can lead to an arrest. authorities have pursued more than 800 leads in this case. but most have been closed out. despite having found several of holly's belongings and blood near the scene of the abduction, the investigators have no
suspect at this time. >> he's a resident of this community and this is a very tight-knitted community where people know each other. >> any abduction case, time is an enemy. in the ongoing search for holly, many are praying time will be on her side. for today, nbc news. and joining us this morning with more insight is criminologist casey jordan. good morning. >> good morning, amy. >> heard one of the investigators there say they believe this person is a member of the community, perhaps a resident. at least familiar with the area. does that make sense? >> sure. ist's such a remote area and their home is at the end of the road in the middle of the woods. no one would just happen upon there and see this 20-year-old girl getting into her car and kidnap her. the idea is, of course, this person came out of the woods because reports are, from her brother, that the abductor was wearing camouflage. >> let's talk about the brother's statements. initial he we were told he said he saw someone in camouflage
dragging his sister into the woods. now the words have been softened and they're saying he just said he saw her being forced into the woods. why is that significant? >> the police came and checked it out and he said drag -- they looked for drag marks. then the story got changed to "led away." he called 911 after there was a small amount of blood found at the carport. >> not when he saw her being forced or dragged. >> the fact we've never seen her brother, clint, 25 years old, talk to the media and tell the media and the public what he saw himself is a little bit strange. we trust that the police are reporting it correctly. but it's a little bit unusual that his story shifted as the police continued their investigation. >> now, if the abductor is local as police believe, how do you flush someone out of this small community. it's a community where apparently everyone knows one another. >> they have said from the begin egg, the tennessee bureau of
investigation said you want to look for somebody who sold their car, cleaned their car, missed work that day. acting strangely, drinking a lot. all of that fits. we know about abductors and we would find in criminal research. after a few days, we didn't hear anything more. we heard her lunchbox was found in the woods eight miles away. then there's all of this conflicting information about other evidence they thought they found and took it back. and really in the last three weeks we haven't heard anything. 2,000 people searching in the woods. now everything is being scaled back. >> in speaking to that, police are being tight lip in this case. a lot of times we do get information coming out. so we have an idea of where the case is. we haven't heard anything that unusual. is that a smart strategy by police? is it a strategy? >> it's unusual. because the way you keep the public interested in looking and surgerying is to let them know what's going on with the investigation. and the whole phrasing of the family's latest statement of thanking people and as time goes home, we lose hope. absolutely no one has been
cleared. not the brother, the family, are no suspects that nobody is out of the suspect pool yet. this is unusual. we need to find holly bobo. we need to keep searching. >> is there anything based on what you've seen or heard that would lead you to believe that she's being held captive? that she could be alive? >> nothing i heard or seen. but never give up hope. you think of elizabeth smart, shasta groene, dugard. you hear of them being found weeks or years -- hope she would never be abandoned. >> back after these messages. [ female announcer ] mother's day is not for celebrating moms. it's for celebrating all they've given us. really?! [ female announcer ] the tough love... okay, don't do that on your test. [ female announcer ] ...invaluable guidance... [ mom ] go, turn, turn, turn! [ female announcer ] ...and a lifelong friendship. do it again. [ chuckles ] ♪
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him. the former beatles' girlfriend of four years will be the third wife. they met at the exclusive hamptons where they both own houses. the british newspapers this morning splashing the news across the front pages. declaring once again that he needs somebody, that this is not just anybody. nancy gets on well with mccartney's children. last year they showed up for one of stella's fashion shows. >> amazing. >> and she's a new york businesswoman with her own fortune. today, his fans are wishing him well. >> i wish paul mccartney and his new wife a lot of luck. and this time, he picked one with her own money. >> paul mccartney's first wife, the love of his life, linda, died of breast cancer in 1998. they had been together for almost 30 years. that hugely successful marriage was followed by one that hardly could have been less so.
a year after he lost linda he found love with former model heather mills. it all ended publicly. countless, extraordinary headlines spoke of a couple at war. with the divorce in 2008, mills was awarded a $50 million settlement. mccartney's latest engagement is an all together different woman. she is 51. he's 68. well past the age that still wonders, will you send me a valentine. paul said i just like being in love. it is, after all, all he needs. it's not clear when or where it is, but nancy said, yes, immediately. and while he's said to be worth more than $300 million. her wealth is valued at almost $200 million. they might sign a prenup. but the pair are said to be married as soon as possible. a beverly hillbillies star
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she became famous on the '70s tv show, "the beverly hillbillies." now elie may clampett's actress is suing over a barbie doll. ♪ listen to my story about a man named jed ♪ >> this is actually a story about jed's daughter, elie mae. >> starting to get hot under the color. >> played by donna douglas. >> i want you to have her as your very own. >> reporter: the toy maker, mattel, last year brought out an elie mae doll as part of a tv nostalgia collection. it's packaged with a photo of douglas on the side. douglas is suing saying mattel
never asked for permission. >> our lawsuit says she has the right to control the use of that portrayal and she ought to be paid for it. >> reporter: mattel declined our request, instead saying mattel licensed the rights to beverly hillbillies for this product through the appropriate channels. >> seems to me if you're going to create a product that trades on someone's portrayal of a character that you should have a conversation with that actor. >>. >> reporter: the doll sells for $35. the lawsuit said mattel should compensate douglas or take it off of store shelves. >> be able to look down his back without turning his head. >> reporter: you'll remember from the tv show that jed clampett made his millions when -- ♪ from the ground came a bubbling crude oil that is ♪ >> now the woman playing elie may says it's crude for mattel
to profit off of her image without paying -- money, that is. george lewis, nbc news, los angeles. and from the clampetts to the cunninghams, several "happy days" cast members are suing for property rights as well saying others are profiting by using their names and likenesses. >> a lot of the shows in the '60s and the '70s. their shows air now. they're not getting paid for it. there's a sense of, hey, where's ours. exactly. down the stretch they come. jenna wolfe is live in louisville. >> making the most of mother's day. great gift ideas, last minute, indeed. but first, these messages. ♪ ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ ♪ no more, no more, no more ♪ hit the road, jack ♪ and don't you come back no more ♪ [ male announcer ] want your weeds to hit the road?
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to operate yesterday to put a shunt into his head to alleviate fluid collecting around his brain. a controversial anthony crime strategy in oakland will get a yay or nay vote. closing arguments were heard against 40 gang members. people who opposed the gang injunction. suppression tactics, sour community relations don't have an impacts on the community. at the zoo blind sea lions are educating people about wildlife and at the same time they're getting a special schooling of their own. after months of treatment for a gunshot wound, silent night is adjusting very well to his new home. you can see he and henry another
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themselves. jenna will join us from louisville to tell us what's going on in a few minutes. >> know this. you'll be in the dog house. you'll be in the dog house. whether it's a mother or sister or wife, time is running out. we stress that. but we have happy ideas to make mom happy from spas to sparkling >> watch this segment and buy now. >> immediately. >> time is running out. plus, you may know her from "big love." she's one of the hottest stars in hollywood. jennifer goodwin is appearing on the big screen with the latest movie with kate hudson, a romantic comedy. sit down with jennifer to talk about the film and much more. that's coming up in this half-hour. time to get a check of the final weather. everybody loves meteorologist, bill. >> here they do. in louisville, it's a little iffy. say hello first off for all of the students dressed in red.
where are you from? >> west monroe, losiana. >> all eighth graders here. talk about the forecast in a little bit. a little difficult forecast. not the easiest. the derby -- the reacsun r later this afternoon on nbc. we're going to see that rain in missouri and illinois moving through the allow louisville area. it's going to be gone by the time the big race goes off. that's the derby. lit be about 5:30 local time. temperatures, not a problem. showers and the storms earl inner for the early races. should dry out, though, for the der derby. but if you have the pretty hats, outside our window this morning, we have got low clouds and drizzle in a few areas, we have been seeing a little bit of that around oakland this morning, look for highs in the
60s to low 70s. breezy and cool for mother's day plans, partly cloudy skies, a chance soft some snow flying in the mountains. then cool for mother's day, and a bit warmer for the middle part of the week. are. >> georgia? >> georgia, excuse me. get myself in trouble. >> back to you, amy. thank you. the few hours, the fastest horses in the world will race to the finish line in the churchill downs. it marks it 137th running of the kentucky derby. a heart pounding american institution that's been going on since 1875 where our very own jenna wolfeis there in louisville, kentucky for what we can expect today. good morning. >> good morning. >> you know, they say a horse is a horse of course, of course. don't tell that to people here in churchill downs. because here, the real stars are not the fancy hats or the
minute minutety julips. th l stars are the horses themselves. >> they're off in the kentucky derby. >> it's the academy award of horse racing. >> star after star after star. oh, not those stars. not on derby day. tonight's stars will be studded. for one magnificent day, clooney, cruise, and pitt will be replaced by mucho macho man, archarc charch, and pants on fire. >> you can feel the magic, derby fever is palpable. >> reporter: an affair that shared over 100,000 founds who will pour in to chunlg hill downs for the most prestigious horse of the year. >> who are we rooting for? >> factor. >> you know who you want to win? >> no. >> you're into everyone winning. you want it to be a 20-way tie,
right? >> yeah. >> okay. >> reporter: it's more than just the running of the roses, here in the farm, fans get up close and personal with the legendary stars. >> they're in their second career. they're racehorses but now retired here for the breeding purposes. >> the stallions and the studs, three times a day, they're active. >> so, a lot of love here. >> a lot of love, lot of winners come out of here. >> reporter: winners like the 2008 derby chance big round. how popular is he? he gets actual fan mail. birthday cards, christmas cards, even thank you notes. >> isn't he beautiful? oh oh he is. he is quite beautiful. far better than brad pitt. i mean, look at those muscles. >> gorgeous muscles. and his shirt's off, right? >> yeah. >> just like brad pitt. he's popular with the ladies. he started a family with one. >> your daddy is big brown. that's awesome. >> what do we say? >> you're a good boy.
>> i'm translating english to english. >> oh. >> just when i thought i had seen and heard it all. >> they said you could name every triple crown winner for the last 8,000 years. >> no, triple crown, only 11. >> i just got schooled. >> sir barton, affirmed won in '88. seattle slew, '77. >> i'm going to grab lunch and be back. you just keep going. i'll see you soon. >> my favorite horse probably is man of war. >> this just in. we just checked. that guy still is naming names somewhere around here. i can't get through a two-hour broadcast without doing this. this is not my style. but everybody else is. when in rome, going to go for it. just take a quick still and let's move on. the coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. eastern tonight and the post time is set for 6:25. this doesn't look good on me.
i have to be honest with you. nothing good about this. we tried it and it didn't work. amy, back to you. >> you needed a stiff wind to blow it off. and a mint julip. thanks so much. >> of course, you can watch the 137th running of the kentucky derby starting at 4:00 p.m. here on nbc. all right, coming up next, we have last-minute mother's day gifts that she will love. but first, these messages. r [ male announcer ] it's simple physics...
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it's time to run out andet your special mom a gift. >> spouse, sister, or mother-in-law, we're here to help with great ideas. >> what should they get for their wiveses. with us is men's health fashion and grooming director. good morning. >> good morning, lester. >> breakfast in bed is nice thing to do. you did better than bacon and eggs. >> think about it -- think about what a four-star hotel would do. how do they serve her breakfast in bed. follow those rules. >> interesting jams here. >> we have lovely jams from blue chair. a company out of northern california. they do inventive mixes of fruits and herbs and this is a tomato citrus marmalade, for example, that's delicious. >> going to try that. that's interesting to me. >> they're all hand made. they're made in the small individual spots. >> good. >> unusual, right? >> chocolate. who doesn't love chocolate. >> can't go wrong.
>> these are from pure dark. this is a chocolate bark. they also do chocolate-dipped fruits and nuts. we all know that chocolate is also healthy for you as well. so you can -- >> can't have accidents and serve that. >> and something to drink. >> champagne, nice way to sort of up the ante. >> look at these -- >> these are individual bottles of sparkling wine from martini and ross i in two varieties. you can serve them individually with the straw. >> nice little thing to put on the side. >> or make a "mom"-osa. >> you should patent that. >> they might have. >> how can we do jewelry without breaking the bank but something nice and charming that mom likes. >> everybody loves jewelry. guys get nervous. we tried to simplify things. we had a couple of things here. from jewel smith.
this brand sort of takes its cues from '70s and '08s and updates them for the modern women. the hot young celebrities are wearing them. they're affordable. pieces from banana republic. >> i wouldn't think of it as a jewelry place. >> turquoise, a big trend. if you're confused, don't know. turquoise is a good option. fragrant, for romantic, great thing. every woman loves designer brands. we have great ideas here. >> thank you, great ideas for the husbands for the wiveses. thank you. >> thank you. now for the chirp, they cannot forget their moms. what sons and daughters should get their mom as life style expert, michelle horner. good morning, michelle. >> good morning. >> i love your first idea, a day at the beach. but you have a lot of gifts that you can give associated with that. tell us that. >> it's about spending time with your mom. finding that opportunity that you can do together.
this is a bag that you can fill with all of the fun personalized gifts. >> that's a nice starting point to the gift; right? >> moving on, what mom doesn't love designer shades. this is the mad man character, of course. these are available at sun glass hut. but what's so great, to personalize these, if your mom wears eyeglasses, you can put a prescription in these. lens crafter has these too. doing that is a personal touch. >> love these watch ms. >> they're bright fun colors. rubber, for the beach. great. a niles thing to put in the bag for your mom. if you're going to be out in the sun, you need sun screen. so my favorite is clarins is spf-40 but chemical free. it's nice and natural on your skin. >> all well and good. sometimes mom would like to pick up something for her life.
>> what a great activity to do better. if your mom has expensive taste but she's a smart shopper, premium outlet simon gift card is the best. >> yeah, i like that. >> here in new york, woodbury common sense. everything from prada, dior, gucci, you can spend a great day shopping with your mom. >> and here we have jewelry again. that's a theme on mother's day. but people might have a little reservation picking out jewelry for their mom. >> you want to get a something little more meaningful. the stackable rings or the beautiful necklace customized with your birthstone. you can do this with your mom. my mom, my daughter, and my birthstone. this is a gift that you can give year round. beautiful. >> thanks so much. now back down to lester. finally, it might be the most difficult gift of all. what to get your mother-in-law. here with help, a style and gifting expert. great to see you.
>> good morning, thank you. >> mother-in-law, sister. >> a lot of pressure there. >> here you get a little more creative. >> not too creative. you want to have a gift that's going to please all. something fun. >> you like the idea of a gift basket? who had doesn't love wine. she's probably an entertainer. fill it with a bottle of wine, a great red wine. there's an affordable value less than $20 and put new wine glasses in there. it's bold and beautiful but still affordable with under $30. >> if you do the home wovg, you can find her favorite wine? >> yes, exactly. she likes the red wine. you would get it back. or the white penot greig you is the way to go. >> that's a nice treat, day at
the spa. >> up the ante, have quality time with your mother-in-law, pamper both of you. have some bonding. luxury hotels have some of the best spa treatments. so here in new york, sun spa, the carlisle hotel, the rosa hotel, they offer these great savings, $100 off anything you spend for $350. you can go and get pampered together. spend some time together. and you know, come out looking beautiful. >> very niles. you get lots of points for the mother-in-law. >> of course. >> thanks so much. have a good one. up next, star turn for jennifer goodwin. [ male announcer ] this sunday is one of the best sundays of all, mother's day. so give mom the day off and bring home the kfc 10 buck sunday bucket. 10 pieces, 10 bucks. any recipe, any way, every sunday. mother's day is a kfc day. and today tastes so good.
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your best friend's fiance. >> are we going to hate you? >> i hope not. i was inspired by the challenge of making her sympathetic. not only did she sleep with her best friend's fiance in the third minute of the movie and she lies about it for the subsequent two hours. i was excited about trying to make her likable. >> is it going to be a movie we examine, walk away from the characters and really talk it through as to whether we like et or didn't. >> i hope so. it's not your typical "roam com" in that way. it's messy and raises a lot of questions. >> and kate hudson and what was it like playing with the two of them? >> it was divine. >> i fear i was wasting the money on film because i laugh sod hard at what they were doing. >> i wonder about the comedy is not as much fun as making it. >> it's more difficult. you're creating the subtle drama and putting the massive comedy on top of it.
john and kate are masters of this genre. they're artists. they made it so fun. >> have you mapped out your career beyond "big love"? >> i haven't. i shot a tv pilot and waiting to hear if it gets picked up. i'm auditioning and open to anything. >> i sat down and screened with the film in tornados. you were down south in the recent breakout. >> i was in memphis, tennessee. i spent four birthdays in a row in my grandparents' basement because of tornados. >> very scary. >> good to see you. >> good for you to drop by. "something borrowed" in theaters nationwide. happy to have you here. back after the break. more after these messages.
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