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ing "today in the bay." we're back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> please join us for nbc bay area news at 11:00. have a great day. we'll see you then. asesinato por dinero? this morning. la investigación por el murdered over money, the asesinato del dueño de fondos de investigation takes a new turn. cobertura, habría sido entonces was he killed by his own son.
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and dog fights. a feud between pita and sara palin gets nastier and even more personal. she joins us live today, tuesday, january 6th, 2015. good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a chilly tuesday morning. 21 degrees outside and that is headed down. >> 60 in new york city sunday. 21 today, getting colder. snow on the way. wipe that smile off your face. >> exactly. >> really do. let's show you what's going on right now. again, we've got another arctic high and we've got reinforcing cold air behind that.
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we are going to be watching this strong high pressure build in. we've got windchill washrnings stretching all the way into the northeast today. right now, it feels like 16 below in minneapolis, zero in cleveland. new york city, it feels like nine. and then tomorrow morning, record lows. we're going to get to minus 14 in minneapolis tomorrow morning. cleveland at seven. as we move into the northeast, it will be 24 in new york city, 16 in charleston. thursday, even colder. nine below in chicago. that's an air temperature. 10 below in indianapolis. plus, we've got this clipper system coming across. portland will see very close to record lows. bev also got lake-effect snow watches, warnings and winter weather warnings. snow is developing. in fact, let's look live right now.
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washington d.c., we are talking about snow. a few inches. this will basically shut down washington d.c. there will probably -- in fact, we already know we've got closures of schools stretching from d.c. back to columbus. look at the white house right now. chicago, they've seen a few inches of snow already. there's been some school closings as well. roads getting anywhere from 2 to 3 inches of snow. and overnight in upstate new york, some tractor-trailers off the road. they're going to pick up anywhere from a foot and a half to 2 feet of snow in some spots. let's go to dylan right now. she is just outside of syracuse. the colds is still coming. >> reporter: it certainly is. the heaviest of the lake-effect snow has now lifted well to our north, but it was absolutely brutal when we got here
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yesterday. take a look at this photo i took. it was absolutely impossible to drive. it was whiteout conditions. and then literally just moments later, it looked like this. totally clear. that is the nature of lake-effect snow. that clipper that's moving through the midwest and into the east coast is going to shut off the lake-effect snow, but it did produce some significant snowfall, especially back through iowa where i-29 was shut down for a time as the roads were just very dangerous. fortunately, no one was injured. we also saw treacherous road conditions back through south dakota. now it's all about the cold. we've already seen the cold move into areas like the northern plains and the upper midwest. folks doing whatever they can to brace themselves for temperatures well below zero. and it's only going to get
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colder. we are looking for the lake-effect snow to start back up later on tonight. an additional one to 2 feet of snow possible. >> let's go to the map right now and show everybody. here's what we're talking about. erie, pennsylvania, western new york, onto watertown and syracuse, we're talking about another 2 feet of snow and then we have this reinforcing shot of cold air. we are going to be in the deep freeze a little while longer. >> thanks very much. >> meanwhile out on the west coast, heavy rains in washington state have led to dangerous flooding there and mud slides have forced hundreds to evacuate. we have the latest on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. this is one neighborhood on the brink of an even bigger mudslide. now there is concern more of it
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could give way later today. while the head of this storm has moved on, the damage and destruction is just being realized. this is the moment it happened. a mudslide wiping at least three homes off their foundation, leaving others teetering on the edge, shutting down highways and roads. for a region used to rain, this was historic. what many in western washington called the most destructive storm in a decade. neighborhoods under water. tiffany binkley's mother and aunt were inside this house. >> they have a few bumps and scrapes, but they made it out alive. it's a miracle right there. >> reporter: with up to 9 inches of pounding rain in just over a day, 200 people were temporarily stranded as mud and debris flowed into town blocking the
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only road off the neighborhood. >> all hell broke loose. everybody's calling, get out. you can hear everything falling down. >> reporter: some roads could be blocked for weeks. the power of this storm cascading from a nearby fall running three times the normal rate. this massive weather maker now on the move. >> it's an amazon sized stream of clouds and moisture bringing us unusually near record temperatures and with that a lot of moisture. >> reporter: this morning in washington state, no serious injuries, but the threat here still lingers and the cleanup could take months. with critical facilities already evacuated, water logged hillsides like the one behind me are the real concern. geeologists will be on scene all day today.
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matt, back to you. >> thanks very much. >> a man hunt is underway this morning for suspects who shot and wounded two new york city police officers. those officers were responding to a robbery call. we have more on this story this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the two officers are listed in critical, but stable condition and both are expected to recover. it comes during a time when police tension in the city is running high. >> i just heard four gunshots. i looked at my brother, oh, my god. >> reporter: police are still on the hunt for two suspect this is morning after they shot and injured two nypd officers late last night. one of the suspects is seen here on surveillance footage moments before the shooting. two plain clothes officers responded to an armed robbery call. during the confrontation, the
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suspects opened fire shooting one officer in the arm and lower back and the other in the arm and chest. >> they performed courageously this evening. they went running off the house to respond. >> reporter: moments later, the suspects escaped, stealing a white camaro before crashing it. while officials believe this was not a targeted shooting, this incident comes as police across the city remain on edge. just a day earlier, they gathered to lay wenjian liu to rest. he and his partner were gunned down in what was a targeted shooting just two weeks ago. during both funerals, some officers turned their backs on mayor bill de blasio. monday, the mayor publicly addressed the protests for the first time condemning the
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actions. >> they were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved one. and i can't understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that. >> reporter: today, a $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects involved last night. >> thanks very much. >> the year in wall street off to a shaky start. the dow fell 330 points on monday. oil prices tumbling. here to put things in perspective, hi, jim, happy new year. we were talking during the holidays, you said, these low oil prices are good for consumers. apparently not so good for the markets. >> i think we got to be careful of an overreaction. we still have to keep in mind that 300 million americans benefit.
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there's 17 million americans that could be hurt by this. >> the way i'm hearing this is basically these oil prices are low not because there's a lot of supply, it's because there's a slowing down of demand. >> there is a real problem in europe. i think europe is stripping back into a recession. china does much better with lower oil prices. i'm not sweating this decline. >> let's put it in perspective. back in june or july of last year, the price of oil ber barrel was about a hundred dollars. >> right. >> now yet, it dropped below $50 for a while. is there is price too low? >> at $40 you begin to see a lot of bankruptcies. that's where they start losing a lot of money. north dakota starts losing a lot of money. we're talking about less than 10% of the country. >> so you're down playing this. you think it's a blip on the radar. >> absolute blip. it will be positive six months from now.
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>> jim, as always, thanks very much. >> now to politics. the 114th congress convenes today with republicans officially taking control of capitol hill. what does that mean for the president and the gridlock in washington? peter alexander is at the white house this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. for the first time since the bush administration republicans will control both the house and senate. those swearings in just two hours away. their top order of business, trying to overcome grumbling from conservatives within the party as john boehner looks to take his third term of speaker later today. >> we are going to make them squeal! >> reporter: the grand old party is eager for a new start. >> i do think we need to work together. i think that was the failure of harry reid. >> reporter: mitch mcconnell's main dwoelsgoals, don't be scary.
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i don't want the american people to think that if they add a republican president to a republican congress, that's going to be a scary outcome. the controversy over louisiana's houses number three republican still defending his speech to a white supremeist group 12 years ago. >> republicans decide to elevate into a leadership position says a lot about who -- what the conference's priorities and values are. >> reporter: republicans will push to pass the keystone pipeline and fight the president over immigration. >> republicans know there's a lot on their shoulders. there's expectation from voters to get something done. can they prove they can be a governing party, a party that has a positive agenda. >> reporter: with florida becoming the 36th state to allow
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same-sex marriages, the state's former governor now considering his own presidential run calling for respect for the good people on all sides of the issue. with 2016 as the backdrop, perhaps the best bell weather of who will run in upcoming book tours, pretty soon the candidates will have a lot to say, at least on paper. matt and savannah? >> thank you very much. >> going to be busy here in the studio. natalie here now and a tragic story. >> just a horrible story. the u.s. alpine ski team is mourning the deaths of two young prospects killed when they were caught in an avenue laj while training in austria. >> we are told that these two were athletes with a lot of potential.
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both were vying for a spot on the national team skiing in austria when that deadly avalanche struck. 19-year-old bryce astle and ronnie berlack were training with four other skiers when the group went off course apparently triggering the massive avalanche on this 10,000 foot mountain. they say the skiers had no avalanche location equipment and were eventually found under 12 feet of snow. >> they were not only great ski racers, but really outstanding young men all focused on a passion passion. >> his former teammate says his friend had a golden heart. >> really positive and always talked about bringing good vibes. >> the headmaster praised his determination and strength of character. >> he was loved by his peers, by his teammates. above all, he was a kind person. he worked hard.
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he had a big heart, but he was very nice to other people. it's just a devastating loss and one that's especially difficult because he's so young. >> young men with big dreams. the reaction has been coming in from sport's biggest stars. tweeting, ski in peace, ronnie and bryce. >> such a loss. thank you, craig. strong currents are forcing indonesia to expand the search area for airasia flight 8501. some of the debris that has been found so far, officials say that searchers believe they have located the tail and parts of the fuselage in parts of the java sea. a school bus driver and a 17-year-old student were killed monday after the bus collided with a train in north dakota.
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12 others were injured in the crash. some suffering broken bones. the ages of the students range from 5 to 17 years old. investigators say the bus driver failed to yield to railroad crossing signs. because it is a rural area there were no crossing arms. an offer duty police officer from kentucky is recovering after accidentally shooting himself inside an elevator. the officer was trying to remove his gun from a holster when you see it fired accidentally. the bullet ricochetted off of the elevator wall and hit him in the stomach. his wife called 911 for help. the officer was treated for nonlife threatening injuries. for many of us a coffee break is part of your day. you probably wouldn't expect to see the top ranked women's tennis player take one right in the middle of a match. take a look. all right.
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so here's the story. she had just lost the first set of the match when she decided she needed a jolt. apparently jet lag kicking in. she checked if it was okay. minutes later, there you see, it was delivered right to her. she recovered to win the match. not only win. she crushed her opponent, advanced in the tournament. incredible. we all need espressos in the morning onset. >> who knew? >> maybe an egg mcmuffin. as we look across the rest of the country, we do have that clipper coming across the mid-atlantic states. the sunshine continues in the gulf coast. temperatures normal day. but that front will drop them by half. finally dry weather in the pacific northwest. that's good news. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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and earned a shiny new office upgrade. i run on quickbooks. that's how i own it. 7:19. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. your temperatures are a little chilly but not too bad. it's actually nice out there. take a look at this live picture of the bay bridge. we're getting a really lovely sunrise. part of the reason for that very lovely sunrise and all these pretty colors is that particulate matter suspended in our atmosphere. you can see in san jose not quite as thick just yet. those numbers will creep up as we head throughout the afternoon. 71 degrees in the north bay. 70 degrees on the peninsula. best air quality right now. >> and that's your latest
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weather. >> al thank you very much. carson is here. outpouring support and photos for a young man battling serious illness. >> anthony lyons, 16-year-old currently under dlsgoing chemo at phoenix hospital. a family friend created a facebook page called photo doggies for anthony, hoping people would share pictures of their dogs putting smile on anthony's face. lo and behold word got out. a million people had joined this facebook event. lisa writes in i live in alberta, canada. another one here ana. hi anthony. this is maggie. i just woke up to say good morning to you. armstrong down there. kristen, anthony's mom writes in we're really feeling the love from you and your pets. thank you from the bottom of our hearts. you wanted to get in on the well wishing. there are pictures of your dogs.
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for some reason this facebook page went down last night. a new one is up. we're waiting for facebook to comment on why. nant sending you nothing but the best this morning from the orange room. >> best wishes. carson thank you very much. coming up other photos that are getting a lot of attention this morning. feud between sarah palin and peta is heating up. the former governor is talking about it with us live this morning. also staged to look like a suicide? the latest twist in the death of a $200 million hedge fund founder as his own son is charged with murder in that case. but first on a tuesday morning, this is "today" on nbc.
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a very good tuesday morning to you. it's 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. new details this morning on the man who stopped traffic for about six hours this morning in both directions on interstate 280 in san francisco. that man could be seen about 70 feet high on a segment of 280 shirtless and distraught. he is in custody. police say officers eventually tased him about 5:00 a.m. he was hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation. police are still considering criminal charges. happening today, san jose launches a new chapter. sam liccardo will be sworn in as
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mayor. the event was moved due to high demand. california's high speed rail breaks down in fresno. the $68 billion project is expected to take at least 15 years to complete. phase one will be a 28-mile stretch through the central valley eventually the line will connect san francisco and san jose to los angeles. let's check the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> 48 degrees right now at half moon bay. everywhere else a taste of the 40s as well. temperatures milder than 24 hours ago. look at how pretty this sunrise is over san jose. part of the reason why it's so spectacular though you can see that haze out there. it's going to be hazy day with near record warmth. temperatures today climbing into the 70s. comfortable levels. you want to limit outdoor activity if you suffer from respiratory issues. 67 in san francisco. let's check your drive. here's mike. >> the south bay looking like
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it's got a good hefty drive right now. crash north 87 around santa clara with off-ramp to get to downtown. should have at least one vehicle still there over on the shoulder. we see slow drive in general. north 101 clearing better now with crash at embarcadero has cleared. slower drive across the dumbarton. more traffic flow on the peninsula jamming up through the area and the bay bridge toll plaza. back to you. >> thank you very much. another local news update coming up in half an hour. we hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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7:30 now on a tuesday morning, the 6th day of january, 2015. very cold, as you can see, in new york city. 21 degrees. going to get a little bit colder. and al says some light snow is also on the way. we'll talk to him about that in a couple of minutes. morning, everyone. >> good morning to you. by the way, that tops the headline this morning. a fast-moving system prompting winter storm watches and warnings across the country with the heaviest snow falling from parts of iowa to ohio. flooding rains from separate storms has caused mudslides out on the coast of washington state. hundreds of people have been forced to flee their homes in one town where several buildings were washed off their foundations. and the new congress with the republicans in control of both chambers opens today.
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one of the first orders of business, speaker of the house, john boehner, facing some opposition from the right of the party. but he is expected to be re-elected to a third term. speaking of politics, we'll talk to former alaskan governor sarah palin with her headline making spat with peta. we begin this half hour with the investigation of the wealthy hedge fund founder found shot and killed in his apartment on sunday. his son is accused of murder after an apparent argument over money. nbc correspondent kate snow has more on this. good morning. >> good morning to you, matt. thomas gilbert jr. was arraigned on charges of second-degree murder. police say the son had clips full of ammunition and the packaging for the gun used in the crime. they say the son shot his father and then tried to make it look like a suicide. thomas gilbert jr. known as tommy, seemed to have a charmed life. his family owned an apartment in an exclusive manhattan residence and spent summers in the hamptons.
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he went to an elite private school, boarding school and then princeton. at 30, he he is now charged with murder. tommy went to his parents' place sunday and asked his mother to leave so he could speak to his father alone. >> mother did leave. she went to get some food for junior. about 15 minutes after that, she had a bad feeling and decided to return and she found senior on the floor with a bullet in his head. she also found a gun resting on his chest, his left hand covering it. >> reporter: shelly gilbert called 911. >> it was said the husband was shot by her son. >> reporter: detectives who responded to the apartment suspected the crime scene was staged to look like a suicide. they went to tommy's apartment they found two magazine clips and other ammunition. >> we found numerous loose rounds as well and the manufacturer's box of a glock 40 caliber. also we have a shell casing envelope with the serial number
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of the gun that was recovered at the crime scene. substantial amount of physical evidence to use. >> reporter: law enforcement sources say tommy gilbert was having money problems. a few weeks ago he argued with his parents when they wanted to reduce his monthly allowance. sources say they hadn't talked again until tommy showed up on sunday. he has had other brushes with the law, too. law enforcement source says four previous arrests, including one for drug possession and one in september when police records show tommy was arrested in the hamptons for violating a protective order that requested he stay away from a former school mate. authorities suspected arson. however, police have never identified gilbert jr. as a suspect nor has he been convicted of any crime. 70-year-old tom gilbert sr. is being remembered as a kind, friendly man, whose small hedge fund had a good year in 2014. attorneys for the son, tommy
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gilbert jr., had no comment on the case. employees of the hedge fund, his wife and family are understandably in shock. one friend told cnbc tom was intelligent, thoughtful and nonaggressive. and he added that that's sort of a rare trait to be nonaggressive as a hedge fund manager. >> thank you. take a turn now. al has more on this cold weather. >> that's right. actually, we'll take a look at some places where it's a little warmer. if you want that warmer weather, let's head out west. big ridge of high pressure pushing the jet stream way up to the north. so, temperatures are actually above normal. seattle, 53. 7 degrees above normal. los angeles, going to be up near 80, 11 degrees above normal. phoenix looking warmer even denver, 54. that's nine degrees above normal. clipper is coming across, bringing light snow. colder air behind it. lake-effect snow around the great lakes. good news for our friends in the pacific northwest, you'll have dry weather the next couple of days as they continue that cleanup of all those mud slides.
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that's what's going on around meanwhile our dry pattern persists. good morning to you, al. good morning to you at home. a live picture of sunol. you can see the haze out there this morning. it's a spare the air day. we'll see temperatures near record levels here in the bay area for today as well. 80s down in l.a. 70s. low 70s. really comfortable. 72 degrees for the south bay. 70 on the peninsula and 68 degrees on the east shore. tomorrow we'll peak at 74 degrees getting into this weekend slight chance for showers friday into saturday. guys. >> al, thank you so much. coming up on trending, how would you feel? the guy thought he won half a million dollars and then was told his ticket was a misprint. >> oh, bummer. sarah palin speaking out in an interview about her dog fight with the animal rights group peta coming up right after this.
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and that's it. i prefer real food fruit, nuts, and whole grains. great grains cereal starts whole and stays whole. more processed flakes look nothing like natural grains. let's get real. we are back now at 7:40. sarah palin once famously compared herself to a pit bull. now she's in a fight with with animal rights group peta. it all began with these photos of her son, trig, stepping on the family dog to reach the sink. peta blasted those images. palin called peta double standard hypocrites who can, quote, kiss her okole. we now have the former governor with us now. thank you for giving me a chance to say okole on national television, adding to our vocabulary. >> good. i'm glad you looked it up and knew what it meant. >> on a serious note, you posted these photos of trig, thought it was a sweet image of your
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6-year-old son overcoming obstacles and finding a way to reach the sink. instead, peta fired back calling you a bizarrely callus woman. it's odd that anyone, including a mother, would find it appropriate to post a thing with no sympathy for the dog in the photo. i'll let you respond to the basic accusation. did you think it was okay for a child to step on a dog? >> in this case, yes, because trig's service dog is a strong, trained dog that does really, really love his best buddy, trig. and they put up with each other. and there was no harm at all to this dog. ironically, peta made my point, though, that i was making in the post where i said, you know, life gives you what may be perceived as stumbling blocks and use them as stepping stones instead and may 2015, the new year, allow opportunity for that and then that day i witnessed my own son using, as a stumbling block a stepping stone.
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>> and you really call out peta for hypocrisy saying it posted a picture that ellen degeneres tweeted of a little girl standing on a dog. she was, of course, their woman of the year in 2009. >> right. and bristol had pointed that out to me because she's met ellen and really likes ellen. she said, you know, mom, look at this image. it's the exact same image, a kid using the canine as a stepstool and the outcry there with ellen's posting was oohs and ahhs and sweet. and then she became woman of the year for peta. and, of course, man of the year, i think just last year, 2014, was mayor de blasio and he had just doggone it, killed a groundhog when he dropped it
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last year on groundhog day. absolutely hypocritical, double standard usual applied to, perhaps, constitutional conservatives. >> you fire off some shots and land some punches in this posting for the hypocrisy that you just mention. you also talk about president obama, that he tried dog meat when he was under 10 years old in indonesia. i have to ask you about that one, though. is that trading cheap shot for cheap shot? >> heck no. that was the best line in the post that i wrote. it was the kickoff line. hey, peta, chill. at least trig didn't eat the dog. and, no, it also made a point that, you know, president obama, to many of the far-left radicals who are part of peta, they look at him as, i don't know, their messiah. and, i don't know i think he, as a child, probably the same age as trig, did much worse than just use the dog as a stepping stool. >> there are some areas of common ground. i think you said that you probably agree with peta's true mission, respecting god's creation and critters and peta said they have no reason to
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believe that your household pets aren't ordinarily pampered. do i see the makings of a peaceful resolution here, get together and smoke a peace pipe? >> smoking the peace pipe. well, i do respect -- if that truly, sincerely is their mission, to respect the sanctity of god's creation and all the critters, absolutely. you know, many of them, though, would never put up with what i believe in. and i believe that our resources here, including in many cases wild protein, animals, are put here for man's responsible use and utilization. so, i think that they would certainly disagree on the fact that i hunt. you know, i eat, therefore i hunt and many of our mills are wrapped in fur, not cellophane. and they probably wouldn't support me on that issue. but i believe there would be mutual respect and support if we
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can both agree that, yeah, god's creation here is really precious, very sacred and we should do all we can to conserve. >> real quickly before i let you go the name of the dog, jill hadassah, the name of the dog is kind of unusual for a name. how did you come up with that? >> i had a roommate in college named jill. loved her. always want aid jill. and then hadassah, that's a jewish name for esther. i didn't have a six kid but had a dog that i finally got to use those names. >> governor palin, thank you. it's always good to have you. appreciate it. >> thank you so much. and coming up, who needs elsa from "frozen"? we will take you to the real-life breath taking city made of ice. carson rolls out the orange carpet for the first family of instagram after this.
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>> is it national bring a family to workday? special guests over in the green -- orange room. not the green room. the orange room. >> they went from the green room right into the orange room. "the new york times" calls this mother/son daughter trio the first family of instagram due to their highly successful personal accounts. good to have you here. >> hi. >> good morning. liz, what are your accounts first of all? >> @new yorkcity. >> i'm @realestate. >> and i'm @food. >> how did this start? are you surprised because of the success you've had? collectively you're at 1.5 million follower. >> liz found out about instagram early on and tom and i jumped in after her. >> what's the key to a good shot shot? give us a tip. >> i think it's framing competition. >> and i think it's clarity and relatability. >> relatability? >> you have to relate to the
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photo, obviously. >> i think it's color and light. >> color and light? >> uh-huh. >> we have a lot of that stuff around the set. you have your phones? >> uh-huh. >> we'll send these guys out. you can go to the plaza, matt lauer's dressing room if you like. the color green is everywhere. >> if you can pick a lock. >> and then we'll put up your pictures. why don't we start with you? grb this phone, liz. start with a good one of the gang here at the table. we'll let you guys go crazy. so you do your magic on our crew. >> this is @new yorkcity. >> what's our role in this? what's our motivation? >> so you frame it up. right, liz? that's it? that's the secret. >> that's the secret. >> i'm going to turn 14 any day now. >> perfect. guys back to you. we'll get you guys. >> carson, thank you. we'll see the results. could you spend the night here?
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good morning to you. grief counselors will be on hand today for students whose vice principal was killed over the christmas break. authorities in san francisco trying to find an arsonist they believe tried to set fire to the house featured in "mrs. doubtfire." damage is minor. hot water never felt so good for residents in one san jose apartment complex. they have working hot water heaters again after nearly a week. last tuesday a downed tree took out a gas line. tenants waited until yesterday for the city to sign off on the repairs. the things we take for granted christina. >> you lose them and you realize how much of a necessity hot
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water can be. sunol showing you a really pretty start to the day. this is actually above that layer of pollution that you can vividly see from the valley floor. as we head throughout the day, high pressure is strong and it will keep temperatures nice and comfortable but it's also keeping pollution in place. you can see that on the east shore looking hazy there. 72 degrees. nice temperature to start off the day in the south bay. 70 degrees on the peninsula. 67 beautiful san francisco. good news is if you like warmer weather, we'll climb even more so for your wednesday and then drop off and get better air quality toward the weekend. here's mike and your drive. >> we're looking here toward palo alto with southbound side of 101 approaching university slow for a short period of time. that sunlight on the lens folks heading toward that sunrise slowdown. northbound through san jose bogging down and west 237 off 880 an earlier crash. one vehicle still there on the roadway. slow on both sides of the bay. san mateo and dumbarton bridge heading over to the peninsula
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♪ ♪ i don't know who you are ♪ ♪ but girl i want to know ♪ it's 8:00 on "today." coming up start today. >> i don't work out. i wish i would. >> do you want to lose weight but hate working out like other oun jeff rossen? jenna wolf and joy bauer are here to whip him into shape and give us some tips to jump start our new year's resolutions. plus nicole kidman on her strangest co-star yet. the oscar winner stops by to talk love motherhood and one very famous bear. and forget the oscars. is there an award for air guitar? ♪ bradley cooper shows off his hidden talent to jimmy fallon today, tuesday, january 6th
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2015. ♪ >> 20-degree weather to see the "today" show. >> my husband's stuck in a business meeting and i'm at the "today" show! >> good morning, south carolina. >> my neck of the woods is washington! ♪ >> just married all the way from austin, texas! >> i don't know about you, but she's feeling 22! >> morning, everyone. welcome back to "today." it is tuesday, january 6th, 2015. and it's a chilly chilly day here on the plaza. >> we've got some snow in the air starting to fall. >> she needs a scarf. >> thank you so much al. i love working with you. >> brave soul to come to the plaza today. it is cold. thank you. each and every one of you.
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you're all out of your minds. we've got a big star here today, nicole kidman. also tomorrow heads up. there's nicole there. we're looking forward to talking to her. the driving force hint the hit series "girls," lena dunham will give us a sneak peek at that new season tomorrow. also ahead this morning, you didn't get everything you want for christmas? guess what? "steals & deals" is back with deep deep deep discounts for must-have items for 2015. >> and there she goes. let's go inside. natalie's got a check of the morning's top stories. take it away. >> that bone-chilling arctic air now spreading across the eastern two-thirds of the country. temperatures are well below normal even for january. and they're going to plunge even lower. blowing snow is already causing travel problems throughout the midwest and great lakes. airport delays are growing, and it is even snowing this morning in washington, d.c. some stormy weather in washington state has triggered flooding and mudslides there. and that pushed several homes off their foundations.
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debris is now blocking streets and cutting off entire neighborhoods. there have been no serious injuries but there is concern that more of the waterlogged hillsides could still collapse. a small town in illinois is coming together to show its support for a 7-year-old girl who survived the plane crash that killed her family. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in nashville, illinois. gabe good morning. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. the family has owned this furniture store here in town for about 40 years. they are a huge part of this community known for their generosity and their resilience. this morning nashville, illinois population 3,000, is grieving but also rallying around the 7-year-old that has captivated the nation. >> we firmly believe there's a reason she walked out of that wreckage. there's a purpose for her life. she will positively affect lives. >> reporter: on friday sayler
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gutzler was flying home from a vacation when their twin-engine plane plunged into the kentucky woods. killed her parents, 9-year-old sister and 14-year-old cousin. this is the exact spot where the plane crash landed. local authorities believe that sayler was able to crawl out and soon headed in that direction. she scrambled nearly a mile through heavy brush to knock on larry wilkins' door. >> i was emotional. >> reporter: he says her relatives have thanked him personally by phone. today in illinois, visitation will begin for her cousin sierra sierra who leaves behind four brothers. the other funerals are scheduled for later this week. >> just so full of life laughter and fun. it was always fun. i mean you knew it was going to be a good time. >> reporter: today grief counselors will be back at local schools. a superintendent tells us that students are writing notes of support that will be given to that young girl who survived
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against all odds. natalie? >> incredible. she's certainly going to need the support there. gabe gutierrez in nashville, illinois. the mystical combination of ice and light is drawing huge crowds to the annual international ice festival in china. artists create a virtual city of ice and snow sculptures. they're inspired by landmarks. they're best seen at night when they're lit up inside like giant lanterns. spectacular sight there. it's 8:05. let's go outside and get another check of the chilly weather with mr. roker on the plaza. >> thanks natalie. that's very cool. let's see what we've got going on right now. we have been talking about snow. clipper system coming across in pittsburgh. we're looking at a little light snow as is washington d.c. temperatures in the teens getting up into the mid-30s down in washington. it's going to continue to come down. heaviest amounts in the great lakes in between cleveland and
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buffalo, also between watertown and syracuse. some folks could be looking at 18 to 24 inches of snow generally speaking. that's what's going on around 8:06 good tuesday morning, i'm meteorologist christina loren. you can really see that haze here from high atop san bruno mountain but what you'll notice in the high elevations especially at the top of mt. diablo there, you're above that layer of pollution. throughout the day today, though, it's going to be a little bit difficult to see, visibility reduced because of all that particulate matter in the atmosphere. good news, temperatures are going to climb today by a good 5 to 10 degrees from yesterday, 72 in the south bay, 67 in san francisco. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. just ahead "trending," two guys who are documenting a heart-stopping quest to scale yosemite's famed el capitan. >> i love how you say that. >> sleeping on the side of the mountain. >> impressive. plus hollywood superstar
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free climb it meaning no safety nets just a rope. they're about halfway through. and they just pitch a tent along the side of a mountain to rest. that's relaxing. >> that's terrifying. >> have you ever been to yosemite? >> i have not. >> you see people perched on that thing and you stand below it and can't believe it. >> could you really relax hanging on the side of the mountain? >> i can't pitch a tent on solid ground. >> apparently a storm system is moving through as well. they hope to get done by this weekend. fingers crossed. >> how are we getting these photos? >> they are very much socially active. one of the guys' wives is also posting a lot. >> there's great signal on el capitan. >> four bars. new mexico man thought, key word thought he struck it rich after scratching off a lottery ticket. it looked like he won about half a million dollars. but when john wines went to claim his prize the store clerk had bad news. he said it was a misprint.
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>> what? >> meaning he would not get the money. i think, matter of fact -- let's listen. >> i didn't misprint it. i bought the ticket in good faith, thinking if i won i was going to get my money and they told me no. they absolutely positively told me no. >> imagine. >> oh, my gosh! >> 250? >> see that little up top by the one? there's apparently half of another number that invalidates that ticket. the lottery apparently offered him $100 worth of lottery ticket. >> no. >> to ease his pain. >> not the same. >> he went back to the store clerk, he had closed up. he retired. >> done. good-bye. >> that's awful. >> can we send our congratulations, by the way, to cameron diaz? she's waking up a married woman this morning. >> congratulations. >> blissfully single but love has changed her mind. she wed rocker bengie at their home monday night. reese witherspoon and gwyneth
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paltrow were there. they tell "people" magazine they could not be happier to start their lives together. >> i've known bengie for a long time. great guys. pictures of him with the tattoos. love finds its way in different shapes and forms and so cool to see those two together. both lovely people. >> i love his nfl video. >> wrong one. >> bradley cooper on the cover of "w" magazine in a photo shoot celebrateing some of the best performances of 2014 donning slicked back hair and very little else. then on monday he celebrated his 40th birthday with jimmy fallon, showing off a really new skill and a good one. air guitar. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> wow! >> that same guitar solo, "down by the river." he does it a lot better than i do. >> a really good thing dogoing. >> they do. >> every time on jimmy fallon now, they somehow one-up the previous bit they did. >> remember that laughing? so funny. >> every time a real good rapport. >> and that. >> look at the hair hat. >> that is what's trending. >> air guitar hats. we shared the story of brook birmingham thrilled about her 172-pound weight loss. she wanted to show off her body in a bikini but ran into a problem with "shape" magazine. now she's being featured in the pages in a special photo spread. we'll talk to brooke in a moment. first the rest of the story. it started with this photo, sporting a bikini 28-year-old
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brooke birmingham was proud of her body after losing 172 pounds a goal that took more than four years of diet and exercise. she submitted her new look to "shape" magazine for a weight loss article but birmingham received an e-mail from the magazine's writers saying my editors is hoping you could send over a different after foet o they're looking to include one with a shirt. birmingham fought back on her blog writing, i don't feel like my body was given the same respect as others on their site. this is a body after losing 172 pounds a body that has done amazing things. that blog quickly went viral sparking a firestorm and a conversation about accepting and embracing real bodies. "shape" magazine however claims it was all a misunderstanding. >> feature brooke and five other real women inside the pages of "shape" magazine and we want to start a larger discussion about what happens after you lose a significant amount of weight. >> we look forward to reading it. will you have your bikini pkt? >> of course. >> absolutely. >> staying true to that promise,
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"shape" took us behind scenes to the photo shoot, acknowledging one woman's effort to embrace who she is. and brooke is with us now along with "shape's" editor at large. good morning to both of you. >> good morning. >> have you seen this photo yet, brooke? >> yeah. i saw it just the other day. >> we have to throw it up on the screen and let people take a look at it. how does it feel for you to see this photograph inside the pages of "shape" magazine? >> it's completely amazing. i mean there's no other word that i can describe it. it's more than i thought it would be. >> were you surprised at the reaction all of this got, starting back in the spring? >> oh, yeah. i mean i had no idea that when i started my blog i would go what they call viral on the internet and all this would happen. i am so honored that it did. >> from "shape" magazine's perspective, you said this is a misunderstanding. there was an editor that said we
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don't take those kind of pictures t sounds like this has been a learning experience for everybody. >> absolutely. we are so thankful that brooke helped to kick start this important conversation about what happens after you lose a lot of weight. it's something we don't typically talk about in the media or in general. when you lose a significant amount of weight there is a journey after the journey. that's the conversation that we're talking about now. and we continue to want to make that dialogue go on and on. >> speaking about starting a conversation you certainly have done that. you had a round table and sat down with other women who have gone through this weight loss journey. what are the things you talk about? what's the number one issue for people who have accomplished losing the weight but then face a new life and a new issue to get adjusted to? >> it's hard to shed that old thinking i'm overweight i don't deserve things in life because i'm not good enough. we work through them and decide we are worth it. >> the magazine is taking it
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further. you're starting a new section that gets into some of these issues of what happens after weight loss which actually makes a lot of sense. >> it absolutely does yes. we are so excited. we're launch inging, talking about the journey after the weight loss journey. weight loss tips. we'll be tackling issues that you haven't really seen before when it comes to this arena of weight loss. >> looking back at how this started, you go on this weight loss journey. you did it the hard way, four years. you wanted to get your picture in the magazine. there was that moment of rejection. for it all to have happened like this at this point, would you change a thing or are you glad it turned out the way it did? >> not only did i get to share my story i got to share my story with a bunch of other people in the magazine as well. they're all wonderful women. >> brooke birmingham appreciate it. by the way, brooke also wrote an
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inspirational essay about her journey. you can read it on let's send it over to matt and nicole. >> thanks, savannah. that's right we have nicole kidman. she's met her match in a movie in the form of a talking bear named paddington. someone you may not want to be friend with his. take a look. >> did you say? >> yes. >> what happened to him? >> good. >> but then he disappeared. >> oh! >> i'm sorry. that creature means a great deal to me. >> why? is he endangered? >> he is now. >> hey, nicole nice to have you back. the whole idea here was to make a movie your kids could seen sooe and enjoy. are you going to warn them before you take them to see them that you don't play a good guy in this? >> oh, they know. >> oh, yeah? >> they were very upset that i wasn't playing the bear's mother. >> i'm sorry.
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bummer. >> now they've adapted to the idea and my 6-year-old actually enjoys i'm the villain. >> you had fun with this, didn't you? >> yeah, i did. i wanted to do something that was fun. i've done, obviously, many movies that are heavier. >> right. >> and this was just lighthearted. and i love paddington bear. >> for people who aren't familiar with the story, this thing has been around since the 1950s. there are something like 35 million copies of the book in print. the message of it is that he is an outsider looking for acceptance? >> yes. well he is a bear that comes from peru and comes to england and is an orphan and needs to find a home. >> so there's a universal message here? >> yeah. well for me the message is you know kindness to strangers and that we're all sort of able to take care of each other. and families exist whether they're blood families or extended families.
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who knows what makes up a family. there seems to be a noise. >> we're running sound from the movie. movie. >> i'm hearing the movie. it's following me everywhere. >> i was reading an article yesterday about you. it was a really good article but something jumped out at me that i like. your friend sheryl crow was talking about you in the article. she said in her opinion, you have been so poised your entire -- you know where i'm going here? >> no. >> so poised your entire life and some people may mistake that poise for iciness. >> right. >> do you understand what she's talking about? >> i mean i think some of the characters i've chosen tend to be far more removed and -- only because people say it. i go well i'm also very shy, as you know. >> right. >> but as i've gotten older, i think i've gotten -- i've lost some of that shyness. >> you seem to open up a little
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bit more with a little bit of age. you've been famous -- >> i laugh a lot more now. >> do you? why? do you feel freer to do it? >> and happier. >> which is nice. >> yeah. >> you've been famous for about half your life and i mean really famous. >> yeah. >> do you ever wish you could get some of that public time back for yourself? >> no! i mean -- oh, it's been an extraordinary journey, my life from a little girl that grew up in sydney and sort of watched the academy awards on tv when i was 7 years old to have actually come that whole distance it's extraordinary. i can't believe it myself. >> i like -- i was reading in the article also. i like the fact that you and keith in nashville and other places have this rule. i think it's a really healthy rule. when you're with your children -- you've got two sets of children older kids and younger kids. the younger are, what 6 and 4? >> 6 and 4. >> when a fan comes up as much as you want to be nice to the fan, when you're with your
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children you don't take pictures. explain to me how you came to that. >> because our kids don't understand what we do. so for them it's just like why is a stranger taking a photo of you? and it's very discombobulating to them. they find it odd. >> also they feel as if you are theirs and theirs alone and why does this other person have some ownership over you? >> right. they look and find it -- yeah they get the better of us. they're like she's my mommy. >> exactly. you've been living in nashville now since, what 2006? >> yes. it's that long? yeah. >> does it feel like home now to you? >> oh, yeah very much. >> what's life like there for you? >> we have a very easy warm peaceful life. and i think that's -- you know that's something that i always wanted and i was heading towards. i didn't know how to find it. and i found it now. >> 2014 over moving into 2015. >> yeah. >> do you have goals? not to make it sound trite, like
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a resolution but do you have thing s things you would love to accomplish in the coming year? >> not really. >> no? just take it easy and relax, you slacker? >> what do i want to accomplish? i just want to enjoy. i think -- keith and i always say we're so blessed, to be able to laugh a lot, love a lot and play a lot. >> please give our best to keith. >> i will. >> good luck with the kids and good luck to getting a sense of enjoyment in the coming year. >> thank you. >> it's always nice to see you. >> good to see you. >> why are you laughing? >> i laugh. >> is it not good to see me or -- >> no. i just laugh. >> little insincere there for a second. >> no! >> paddington opens nationwide january 16th. let's go over to savannah. >> all right, guys. thank you so much. coming up no hidden cameras this time around jeff rossen
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you're watching today in the bay. >> a very good morning to you. 8:26 now, i'm laura garcia-cannon. a water main break in san carlos closed three schools on one campus. they are all closed after crews turned off the water. the schools will reopen tomorrow. the latest nominees for the baseball hall of fame will be announced today and a bay area native may be one of the ones chosen. this is the first year of eligibility for livermore native randy johnson. many call him a shoo-in. let's check the morning commute with mike. >> we're looking at southbound 880, big volume here. we have a heavier volume as we look at your maps and a car fire reported although the connecter
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does move smoothly. we'll track that. here's your southbound northbound commute, 101 bogged down but the bigger issue is 280 at woodside reports of a crash now clearing to the shoulder causing extra slowing towards 84 and the area. also over in the east bay towards the bay bridge oakland shows a slower drive. bay bridge toll plaza, live look out there, traffic was pretty heavy there, but now they turned off the metering lights. back to you. >> thanks so much. this is busier behind me here. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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8:30 now on this tuesday morning, the 6th day of january, 2015. and, by the way, even though we're still talking about this show uh-uh don't want to miss our show this coming thursday. country music legend garth brooks is going to be with us across the board, all four hours. and he will be performing live. so check that out on thursday morning. >> looking forward to that. coming up this morning, a special new year's steals and
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deals. you have to eat better learn something new, take a trip? jill is standing by with bargains you can't afford to miss. >> also help for your new year's resolutions on start today, workout plan for people who hate to workout, like our own jeff rossen. jenna wolfe and joy bauer will show him what to do and how you can really get that burn going yourself. >> one investigation jeff has never done. he has never gone to a gym. >> exactly. wait until you see him in spandex. >> he hates it. we talked to him about that. how about a check of the weather? >> midatlantic states light snow. heavier snow around the eastern great lakes. snow through the plains. dry weather in the pacific northwest. thank goodness. sunshine through the southwest. then for tomorrow we're looking at more snow around the great lakes. some of it could be a heavy one, two feet possible. sunshine continues in the pacific northwest. bitterly cold in the northern plains into new england and the northeast, midatlantic as well. temperatures anywhere from 10 to 30 degrees below
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8:31. good morning i'm meteorologist christina loren. you can really see that haze out there. it's a spare the air day, but temperatures are going to be comfortable for today. you can give your heater a break in most bay area spots. 71 degrees in the north bay today. 72 in the south bay, and temperatures are going to stay nice and warm for tomorrow. we'll see peak warmth with temperatures climbing an additional two to three degrees. cooling into the weekend and maybe some rain. looking very unlikely for the south bay, but the north bay looks good friday into saturday. >> and that's your latest weather. matt? >> announcer: start today is brought to you by weight watchers help with the hard part. >> all right, al. thank you very much. now our month-long series "start today" where we help you jump-start those lifestyle changes you would like to make in this new year. we kicked things off on monday.
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"today" correspondent jenna wolfe is back with more. good morning. >> hey, matt, good morning. my goal this month is to help you burn a little more. you see a trainer, fantastic athlete doing a bunch of exercises, it's so easy to think i can't do that. instead we found someone you already know to whip into shape this month. i promise you, if he can do it so can you. it might seem like he gets a lot of exercise. [ bleep ]. >> don't hit the camera. how do you respond to that? jeff rossen with nbc news. >> but looks can be deceiving. jeff rossen may be retrieving that stolen bike but he's not exactly about to take it on a ten-mile ride. >> i don't work out. i wish i would. i detest it. i detest working out. i don't know why. i hear people say oh, it clears my mind. it makes me feel better t makes me feel terrible. i would rather be at home. >> sound familiar? >> your clothes get tighter. you say i really should do something. but then there's the stress of
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work. i have three kids. marriage and stress is all over the place. and your own health goes on the back burner. >> but to his credit this new year jeff agreed to put his health back at the forefront. and he's letting me lead the way. >> i need accountability. you're going to be the one who holds me accountable. the viewers will hold me accountable. so i need that. >> that's exactly what he'll get. jeff's not alone out there. so many people just like him, want to start. they just don't know how. >> all right. let me list my athletic history. okay. now -- yeah. i played little league baseball. that's my athletic history. >> that was yesterday? >> yeah, right. that was a long time ago. >> add to that a parent of young kid with his a severe weakness for carbs. >> i'm standing in my kitchen. because i have kids i have a bag full of fresh bagels that i want to eat, black and white cookies. for the kids chocolate chip muffins my wife just bought. for me this entire kitchen is
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like one giant mine field. >> finally, despite his usual confidence jeff admits being anxious about this whole working out thing. >> so i hate working out. i hate eating less. and what i hate most is even though i make a living on television allowing everyone in to this like personal battle. >> results are going to take a little bit of time to come. you're going to see your clothe also start feeling better. you're going to start liking the way you look. your wife is going to start talking to you again. those kind of things will make you feel better. >> and jeff is here now, along with "today" nutritionist joy bauer. good morning all. >> good morning. >> you've had such a weird relationship with exercise. you say you hate working out. >> yes. >> why would you put yourself through this on national television? >> two words, jenna wolfe. >> love you. >> very persuasive. >> have you had stops and starts? >> not really. >> lots of stops. >> i would like a credit for at least a start.
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clothes get tighter. i travel a lot. i'm here a lot. i work a lot. the kids sug know all about. it's hard to find that time and it's easy to make excuse. >> what are your goals? are they realistic? >> i would like to lose what 15 pounds. >> in a month. >> is that realistic? >> sure. it depends how much effort he puts in the commitment he makes. so far, he has really done that. >> what's your biggest fear about taking this on? >> this right here is a big fear. being on television and talking about this even though like i said, i'm on tv all the time. it's embarrassing. it's a little embarrassing and i'm anxious about the working out, too. >> when you take on someone like jeff no history of working out, do you have a different approach? go slow? >> of course. you go slow. he already dislikes the gym so much. i don't want him to hate it even more. i don't want him to get scared off. i want him to understand what he's doing and see that if i do this this will happen. the more he understands and the more we back into it and ease into it very slowly he will appreciate the work that he's doing there and he will want to keep coming back and do more. >> joy, obviously, diet is an
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important part of any health program. >> right. >> what do you have in store for this guy for the month? >> i created an entire plan for jeff incredibly similar for the one i crafted for viewers on there's a couple of guidelines that i want everybody to hit. jeff is doing, high five a val valiant job. >> sorry. >> sorry, jenna. protein and fiber-rich breakfast. it will wake you up rev your system and control your appetite for the rest of the day. the second piece is to drink two cups of water before breakfast, before lunch and before dinner. that's because it takes up space in the belly and will pull back and prevent overeating at that meal. the next piece is to strike the starch at dinner. it's a huge one for jeff and a lot of our viewers. we tend to be addicted to carbs and overeat those starches in the evening. lots of proteins and vegetables. last is in between meals when he wants to eat everything and a lot of it nonstarchy vegetables
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in unlimited amounts. from a psychological standpoint it's really important when you're trying to lose weight and you're dieting to know that you have something that you can e >> and she put me on a diet thatat i've been doing for five or six days. i'm not hungry during the day. i'm not eating the pasta. and all the stuff i like. i was eating 3,500 calories before? >> 3,500 calories. now he's hitting 2,000 or less and is feeling great. >> i'm not hungry. >> what do you have in store for him? >> we're going to break down jeff's workout plan over the course of the month by body part, upper body, lower body so he, again, understands. i want him to be able to, at the end of the month, walk into a gym, know what he has to do and get the results he wants. >> next time you crave one of those black and white cookies, you're going to love the carrot sticks. just as satisfying. >> carrots rule. >> good luck. >> thanks, matt. >> thanks for letting us put you through this. more tips online. jenna will be back in our next hour with four ways to start burning those calories. then tomorrow on "start today," jill martin dives into
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hoda's closet. good luck with that. to help her, and you, get more organized in 2015. speaking of jill, she's standing by with remarkable steals and deals to start off the new year. but first this is "today" on nbc.
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all right. we're back at 8:41. time for steals and deals. five must-have items for 2015. "today" contributor jill martin is here to reveal today's bargains. good morning, jill. >> good morning. >> happy new year. >> happy new year. >> this is like resolutions made to come true? >> made up to 75% off. >> i like that. >> we're done sort of getting our gifts. now it's time to start the new year in style. so first up this is if you are making over your diet. each one of these is a little makeover. think pro kitchen pro juicer.
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the retail is $265. gourmet juices healthy smoothies, soups and more. joy was just talking about this. we should give one to jeff rossen. stainless steel, easy cleanup. the deal is $69. that's 74% off. >> wow! really good. should i try one of these juices? >> i actually tried one before. do you like vegetable juices? >> not really but somebody does. jeff rossen does. >> instead of black and white cookies. >> let's keep trucking over here. lingerie. >> this is more like workout clothes? >> well, this is -- >> we're moving for the first time. i can't pick it up. this is make over your lingerie drawer. you should revamp your bras every year. things change and shift and, anyway -- >> they sure do jill. >> retail $78 to $84. you're wearing a t-shirt or blazer you may need something. seamless means you will not see obviously any seams. these are great for t-shirts.
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>> gives you good support and everything? >> good support. removable tags in there as well. one size fits most. 32 a to 36 b. of course they stretch. there's two different sets. look on to see exactly what you get. four in each. it has adjustable straps. $78 to $84. the deal $24. up to 71% off. >> you could really stock up if you wanted to. >> and split them up into gifts or people in your family. >> like that. the next item that's coming to us as we walk in place, learn a new language. i like this. this is fun. >> ola! my mother is a spanish and french teacher. i always said i wanted to learn french. this is a great and inexpensive way to do it. living language online course. this is an online course. retail is $150. offering online language courses with a one-year access package. it takes you through 2015. choose from ten different languages, package include ss one
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year online training 46 lessons and two e-tutoring classes with a native speaker. access it on your computer tablet and your phone. there's no excuse. retail $150. the deal $45. 70% off. you want to learn a language? >> i actually would. i know a little spanish. i would like to get better. this is a fun gift for somebody. >> great gift and it's on a lot of people's bucket list to learn a new language. >> i like it. educational now to plush. a nice new towel set here. >> okay. this is spruce up your home for your bathroom luxury mike microcotton towel set. >> this is working great. >> i like it. you're doing fine. home source international. retail $159. microcotton. six-piece towel set. two bath two wash two hand towels. the deal $39. that's 75% off. >> i like that. okay. >> and last but not least, always a great thing to get in january. luggage set. >> okay.
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plan a trip. even though many of us just went on trips, it's great at the beginning of the year to plan again and make over your luggage situation. these are from travel pro. retail $320 to $400. you get one of these. eight-wheel spinners 29," 25" and 21," carried at macy's dillard's and other fine retailers nationwide. retail $320 to $400 the deal $79 to $90, 70% off. >> and it matches the orange room. >> it really does. >> jill thank you. the juicer the bra set from coobie living language towel sets and luggage from travel pro. go to steals and deals page at good job. >> thanks. >> thank you so much. happy new year. >> happy new year. two stars from the celebrity apprentice thomas joan as and
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gilbert godfried. first this is "today" on nbc.
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snowing here in new york city on a tuesday morning. we're back at 8:47. donald trump has his hands pretty full with the new cast of nbc's ""celebrity apprentice"." last night two contestants were sent packing in back-to-back episodes. >> kevin, you're fired! >> would you want to go home? >> to me i look upon it as a game. >> gilbert, you're fired. >> didn't get out much there. it's a game. you're fired. kevin jonas, gilbert gottfried, hi guys. you're project manager. >> i was. >> had this commercial for a company that dealt with digital clutter? >> organizes your life. >> seemed like it was going pretty well. >> they shaut an iot an infomercial,
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we shot a commercial. >> you had major problems with geraldo rivera. what was the problem? >> i think he didn't like taking direction from me. but at the end of the day, we were fine. tas just about the tension in the room. >> you're too nice. i have a feeling he will be more honest. what was geraldo's problem? >> matt you're glib. you're glib matt. you're glib. >> that's not geraldo. >> no. that was when tom cruise was here. >> exactly. >> totally stuck with me. >> it's still in your mind? >> every time i watch it he's glib. he's very glib. >> you need to move on. you really do. >> i can't! i can't have closure. >> did you start this show with a strategy? a real strategy? >> i walked into it thinking what a bunch of idiots. i'm on this show where i always feel like shaking them and going, do you really think donald trump is that stupid that
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he's going to hire you to run trump enterprises? >> probably not. let's talk about your firing. >> yes. >> you go into the room and try a little bit of strategy. >> yeah. >> you brought a friend and you brought the guy you didn't like in geraldo and donald said you were trying to outthink him. >> i wasn't trying to outthink him. if i'm going to get rid of geraldo, i need to have backup. but clearly trump said it like seven times i needed to fire lorenzo lorenzo. i went with a strategy. sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. i think people appreciated it online. >> gilbert, i've had the pleasure of knowing you for a long time. i don't view you as -- as a particularly competitive person. do you have a natural and competitive side? >> oh, yes, yes. i'm such a strong competitor. yeah because of playing sports all those years. >> right. because of being a world-class athlete? >> go ahead, punch me as hard as
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you can. >> the good news here you raised money for charity. >> yes. >> for autism speaks and convoy of hope. >> no i was actually raising money for al qaeda. in retrospect maybe it wasn't a good charity. >> that's why you got fired, i think. >> we were so close to being out of this segment. gilbert, kevin, nice to have you both here. >> thank you, matt. >> we appreciate it. you can catch ""celebrity apprentice"" mondays, 8:00, 7:00 central time. >> oh, you're glib. you're so glib. up next, the first family -- stop it! >> glib. you're glib matt. >> the first family of inzagram updates us.
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we are being documented this morning by the so-called first family of instagram. didn't know there was such a thing. carson how is it going? >> it's going well. liz and tom, sarah, the first family of instagram. half an hour ago you took your phones and went around the plaza, talking about tips to make your photos resonate with people. that's why you have 1.5 million collective followers. liz, this is just a beautiful, classic, iconic shot. >> exactly. that's what people love. they love to see iconic new york
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city shots that they wish they could experience themselves. and who wouldn't want to go ice skating at rockefeller plaza? >> all right. let's take a look here. really cool picture. >> i went around the studio here and figured i would show some of the viewers what's behind the scenes things that you normally wouldn't see on tv while you're watching the "today" show. >> pretty cool. the camera in there but you also tilt it up to show behind that sort of the robotics of television. it's a very tech savvy, cool photo. nice and food. >> yeah. >> this is simple but really appetizing and beautiful. >> thank you. that was from the nbc test kitchen. and they were cooking hamburgers for another session, so everyone loves a good burger. >> everybody loves a good burger. well done guys. >> thank you. >> are you going to keep shooting around? >> of course. >> how much time do you devote to to these shots? >> sometimes just walking around the city i snap a picture. >> we'll put these up at
8:55 am you can check those out or on our instagram page as well. let's go back over to savannah. >> thank you. >> sophia bush star of nbc's hit show "chicago pd." she plays detective erin lindsay. detective lindsay had decided to leave the intelligence unit. when a fellow officer gets shot she stays to help track down the suspect. good to see you. you're no longer in intelligence we have something in common. >> yeah. you know. but i moved to the feds. only a little in common. you know it's a whole different universe. but on the return of the show tomorrow i'll stay with the unit to investigate what happened to bur gechlt s burgess. got to watch out for my girl. >> little fire during the christmas holiday. want to tell us about that? >> yes. >> oh, wow! that's not a little fire.
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>> it was about two-feet tall. my mom was very excited to give me a gift and, you know just got the iphone 6 plus the size of an ipad and had zoomed in on my face. so the whole thing was blocking her peripheral vision. and i looked up to say thank you and was like mom! because her gift was on top of a christmas candle and just on fire. >> my gosh. >> just happened to be a can of gasoline. >> yeah. you're watching today in the bay. >> it is 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. good morning to you. a new twist in the case that's now being called suicide by cop. san francisco police officers on sunday shot and killed 32-year-old matthew hoffman in the parking lot of the mission street police station. he was armed with an air gun. police now say hoffman wrote a suicide letter apologizing for officers ahead of time.
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>> announcer: from nbc 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. it's january 6th, 2015 and my land as my grandmother would say is it cold outside. >> my land. >> time to pull up the scarf. >> the snow is coming down. it's cold all across the country. i'm willie geist al roker, natalie morales tamron hall. >> there's a reason i'm doing this. >> you know exactly why. i'm following. >> i'm warm inside despite the temperature because maya rudolph is on today. she'll be on in a few minutes.
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>> what is mindy kaeling going to say about this? >> i said one of my favorites. >> oh mindy! >> you have a whole line of talented women. >> in some places they call that a harem. >> no no, no. i enjoy a smart, funny woman. >> apparently you have a long list of them. >> number one funny one -- >> christina. >> way to save it. we climbed up to zero today. it's crazy out there. >> this is not -- don't want to hear polar vortex. not using that phrase. but we do have some bitterly cold air. arctic express. big area of high pressure. this high pressure is probably the strongest we've seen in about five years coming out. it is just pumping in this cold air. temperatures will be anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees below average, reinforcing cold air.
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windchills are really the big problem. windchills are anywhere from 15 to 40 degrees below zero. frostbite can occur within 15 minutes on exposed skin. it is dangerously cold. >> you don't want to have anything really exposed, right? >> especially your face. >> right. >> correct. >> good segue, tamron. >> thank you. >> so it turns out what your mother used to tell you about covering your nose and mouth with a scarf is true. do you remember this scene from "christmas story"? >> i do. >> come on, mom. i'm going to be late. >> sorry, ralph! >> my kid brother looked like a tick about to pop. >> what? what is it? what is it? what is it? >> i can't put my arms down! >> comes in handy when you're a mom. >> that's right. >> wrap a scarf like a mom. >> so yale scientists, yale
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scientists, no less. >> yale scientist. >> say the cold virus thrives in colder environments if we can keep our noses warm, less likely to develop cold symptoms. >> nasal cavity, temperature in the nose decreases and that provides a better environment for the viruses to grow. >> is it true, then that, cold weather does cause a cold? >> it doesn't cause a cold. >> what is it? >> you get the virus in you from touching somebody or -- >> right. >> and then once the virus is in there, then the cold air coming into your nose replicates, grows. >> how long does it live in the scarf? how long will it live on -- >> i don't know that it lives in the scarf. >> throw it in the washing machine. machine. >> furnny you say throw it in the washing machine, willie because we've got this washing machine -- >> oh, yes. >> consumer electronics show
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going on right now in las vegas. lg's new washing machine. it's really two washing machines in one. it starts underneath. we have a picture, i think, of this thing. it's like this high tech -- you put the wash in the bottom and then there's one in the top. it allows you to do two loads at once. it's got this high-pressure nozzle that shoots the detergent like at supersonic speeds so it uses less water. >> it's about time. >> we don't know how much it costs. but you can bet it's going to be really expensive. >> yes. >> it's going to be -- >> unbelievably expensive. >> when i buy splurge clothes, if i wear this so many times, it works out to like $1 a day. >> if you have this washer for 2ds 00 years, you will make your money back. >> the average washer lasts ten years, give or take. if we all pool in together, put it in your office, since you have the larger office we could share it. i'm being practical.
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>> i've got a -- i stole my parents -- we got a ge washer/dryer. it washes and it dries. >> no. >> it's got like four cycles. and guess what? today's washer -- we got a new washer/dryer, you're launching the space shuttle. >> are you serious? >> you go through the manual and you're like i'm not that dumb. >> no. it eliminates dry cleaning. i'm obsessed. when i go to lowe's, i walk up and down looking at -- obsessed with washer/dryers. >> little illness going on. >> i love looking at washers and dryers. >> they should be simple. buzz when you're done and that's it. >> no, no, no. >> let them go. >> i love that you can do your whites and your darks. >> exactly. >> you can do that in a regular washing machine. >> but you can do it in different loads. >> everything cold and the colors won't run. put them in together. >> i do that sometimes.
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>> you need cold, hand wash delicate wool. >> your basic washing machine has those things. but with the buttons and the -- then try to -- >> you are really worked up about this. >> seriously. >> pumpkin frapuccino. >> it is now locked. you need a safe cracker to get into this thing. >> you have to crack the code. >> you literally -- now it's beeping. it has a password. >> i hate it when it keeps beeping at you. why are you beeping? >> who are you people? are you still carrying around brick cell phones and pagers? >> no, but do you know what i am carrying around? >> let's move on to this. >> who had this guy? >> i didn't get mine until like 1985. >> walkman. the yellow was so cool. work out with. >> that's a cassette. >> cassette player. >> right. >> still talking about consumer electronics show. now there's a new walkman. a completely new walkman. unfortunately, it costs
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$1,119.99. >> washer/dryer. >> that's ridiculous. >> that's too much. >> superior audio experience. it will be available in the spring. >> unless it gets up and puts the headphones on for me, that's ridiculous. that's craze. >> i how many mixed tapes did you guys make on that, right? >> guardians of the galaxy. how great is that? >> i used to spend hours listening to casey casekasem's top 40. >> i actually ran kasey kasem's top 40. >> that doesn't mean you're old. >> no, i'm old. reaching for the stars or reaching for the coffee. >> we're on a segue roll here. serena williams, playing in perth, australia back in shape, back in form. back, of course, being the champion she is. apparently she was a little tired during her first match.
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so of all thing that is serena could ask for, gatorade, red bull. i don't know. sports energy drink. no, she make this is request. take a look. >> is it illegal to order an espresso? >> an espresso, she said. i need an espresso. >> that's great. she's got a sense of humor about it anyway. >> i mean, i don't know if it's allowed. is it allowed? >> okay. so serena is asking for an espresso. she lost the first set and said, listen, i don't know if this is allowed. apparently it is. i love that they also have cream and sugar. >> that was the best part. >> how would you like it? extra hot, soy? she drinks it and goes on to win the match. by the way, joy bauer says having about 100 milligrams of caffeine before working out can help your muscles work stronger. now the person who played her -- >> i have a shot before i work out. espresso shot. espresso shot. >> does it make a difference?
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>> i think so definitely. >> you do? >> last night, long night. i'm super tired. >> you have one of those little es espresso makers? >> i'm afraid to drink too much coffee in the morning. >> one espresso before noon. after that, you're fine. >> pull a serena. >> i don't know if this is allowed on the "today" show. >> classic. >> sitting there. >> espresso. >> nice cliff. >> very nice. >> this is the official shot? by 9:55 we'll be bouncing -- >> what's wrong with you al roker? >> still wondering why was it such a long night? >> don't ever do that. >> you almost did a danny thomas spit take. >> can i have some of that, please? >> charity long into the night. right?
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>> thank you. >> al, shot before the weather? >> no, i'm good. i just took one. >> thank you. >> let's see what we're looking at. this cold air. man, it is rough. i mean, cold. high pressure is going to be just push inging on down, as it does this strong high pressure, colder air will start to make its way in. and so we've got winter storm -- i should say windchill. i'm just kind of tired. i need something. oh maya rudolph thank you so much. that's so nice of you. >> you're welcome. >> thank you. >> now you have to drink it al. >> all right. you know i don't like coffee. >> oh, maya. >> but when maya rudolph brings it. that's right. that's what's going on -- [ talking super fast
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thank you. 9:11 is the time. taking a live look at san jose. a hazy sky. you can only see about three miles off in the distance with all that pollution just suspended in our atmosphere. here's the deal for today. near record warmth. we've got some good news and bad news, temperatures are going to be really comfortable out there, but the air quality likely not to improve until we get into the end of the week system of low pressure should bring rainfall late friday into saturday, and much better air quality. >> fast forward voice is uncanny. >> it's akin to a chicken. >> the roker chicken. hey, look who's here. maya rudolph. >> hi, everybody. bright and early. >> bright and early.
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[ kevin ] this is connolly cameron, zach, and clementine. we have a serious hairball issue. we clean it up, turn around and there it is again. it's scary. little bit in my eye. [ michelle ] underneath the kitchen table underneath my work desk we've got enough to knit a sweater. [ doorbell rings ] zach, what is that? the swiffer sweeper. the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ female announcer ] aaah, the amazing, delicious cinnamon and sugar taste of cinnamon toast
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"inherent "inherent "inherent "inherent advice." looking into the disappearance of a former lover. >> i need contact information from you. >> did he ever mention the name of shasta? >> girls gone missing? >> that's her. >> yeah. she was in love with him. deeply in love. >> oh, shasta and doc lived together for a short while. >> oh. >> maya rudolph, good morning. >> good morning. >> dark comedy set in l.a., 1970s, right? >> 1970s. >> we mentioned you're the secretary to doc, played by joaquin phoenix. >> petunia leeway is my name. don't wear it out. >> just rolls off the tongue. >> doesn't it? there's a lot of characters'
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names in the book that roll off the tongue like that. you've seen it. it's an incredible cast that fills out all of these characters that are in the book, beautifully brought to life in this movie. it's really trippy. >> it's a head trip. it definitely is that. >> i've got to say it's funny. i know it probably is a different funny than people have seen me be part of. i don't even get to be funny in it. it is kind of funny, too. i don't know. but it's -- joaquin is really funny, physically and -- i feel like the more i see it, the more i get the jokes too. >> your long-time partner paul thomas anderson directed the film. he directed "boogie nights," "magnolia." he said this about working with you. it was great. it was easy if you can get a couple of hours to tell her what
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to do and she does it, i would recommend that. >> he said that? >> to the boston globe, right. what was it like working with your husband? or your partner. excuse me. >> i'm just reeling from how funny that is. it is actually really nice to sort of play dress up and go to work together, you know. i feel like when you're watching someone do what they do so well it really is such a pleasure and paul is such an incredible director. he's so in his body and his element when he's directing that it's fun to get to watch. and few times now i've given birth while he was shooting so i don't get to see him. this time i had our baby and then i got to go to work and then actually -- and see what he does. because you know, i'm home with the kids while he's off you know, shooting and in his adventure, what grown-ups do when you're home with a newborn
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baby. so it was nice to see -- it was nice to go to work together for a change. it was really fun. >> did you pack a lunch? did he pack the lunch? >> i packed the lunch. i gave birth, packed lunch. no, really. seeing this movie it's hard for me. we ended up reshooting some of my stuff. i mean, i was perfect. it wasn't because of me or anything. >> right. >> we changed the location and we had to reshoot some stuff and we ended up shooting it four days after i had my baby. >> four days? are you kidding? >> no, i'm not. i'm not kidding. yeah. that was the first time i shot it. there was a baby in there the first time i shot it. >> that explains a lot. >> yeah that explains a lot. >> that director had some nerve asking you back four days later. >> he knew he could get me to do it. those are the things that you do for people that you love. and obviously -- it felt like a family affair. it was summertime. and there was this big cast, nieces and nephews are in the movie. >> how cool. >> it was really fun. it was just a great -- i felt really lucky to be part of it.
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>> we loved having you here. great cast, joaquin phoenix owen wilson reese witherspoon, martin short, huge cast. >> huge. >> she did the list just so she could say benita mentora. >> maya rudolph. >> now you're doing russian. >> i don't know what happened. the espresso. whoo! coming up next, six habivent a heart attack right after this. prevent a oh boy, this always happens to your father. you're clean. you got that right! bam! just gotta check your bag. huh, charmin ultra strong. you're cleaner than i thought. charmin ultra strong cleans so much better it meets even his highest standards of clean. with a soft duraclean texture, charmin ultra strong is 4 times stronger. and you can use up to 4x less.
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the only way you'll know you're taking fiber is by how great you feel. and by how little you're thinking about that word. benefiber. now available in stick packs. you're watching today in the bay. >> a very good tuesday morning to you. it's 9:26. i'm sam brock. new details this morning on the man who stopped traffic for about six hours in both directions on interstate 280 in san francisco overnight. that man can be seen about 70 feet high on a segment of 280 shirtless and apparently distraught. he's now in police custody. police say officers tased him around 5:00 this morning and he's hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, but police are still considering pressing criminal charges. happening today, san jose launches a new chapter, liccardo takes over as mayor taking over at 6:00 p.m. at san jose center for the performing arts.
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seats about 2,600 people and is twice the size of the original venue, the california theater. the event was moved due to high demand. california's high speed rail breaks ground today in fresno expecting to take at least 15 years to complete. phase one will be a 28-mile stretch through the central valley. eventually the line will connect san francisco and san jose to los angeles. that is the goal. we'll have a look at weather and traffic after this break.
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welcome back. 9:28 is the time hazy is the sky over san jose. hard to make out the birds flying around. throughout the day today, you're going to notice the particulate matter increasing. by the end of the day, it's going to be hard to see the mountains off in the distance but here's the deal temperatures are going to be comfortable. 70s on the way for us. 72 degrees for the south bay. peninsula at 70 degrees and we're rivaling some temperature records. just doesn't typically get this warm on the 6th of january. tomorrow, better chance for
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breaking temperature records and cool you off into the weekend. let's find out about the drive. here's mike. >> bay bridge so light, the metering lights turned off after 8:00 a.m. but look at fremont, heavy crushing down on the volume of traffic really cramping this stretch south towards mission. look at the map, top of your screen also showing you the northbound routes through san jose starting to look better over the last 20 minutes, though. still slow southbound 101 heading into palo alto. recovery towards woodside after an early crash. here's the crash through fremont, but no crashes through the area and smoother drive through the bay bridge. back to you. >> thank you very much mike. back with another local news update for you in just 25 minutes. in issue
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that's right, snow on the ground here in new york city. >> pretty. >> welcome back to "today" on tuesday morning, january 6th, twrch. it's cold wherever you live as al told us in our last hour. i'm willie along with al natalie and tamron. we want to start with a very special birthday wish. >> my aunt josephine, who is in austin. her birthday was yesterday and she's in the hospital. she watches us every single day. i hate to derail the show and say happy birthday but she is the most important person to me. >> dark natalie! >> wow! >> the woman who birthed me. >> happy birthday, aunt
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josephine. we love you. love you, aunt josephine. >> here is the thing. we love you. natalie, you love her. >> okay. >> just say you love her. >> i absolutely love her. i haven't met her but i do love you. anybody who helped bring you up in the world. >> we're thinking about you. happy birthday. >> i love willie's transition from the espresso problem we're having here. >> lot of espresso. >> please! >> by the way -- >> what? >> i'm getting a lot of tweets, people saying they like the simple washing machine. >> but i'm getting a lot of tweets that say they like the modern. here is what the deal is with twitter. the people who respond to you are the people who like you except for the few -- >> orange room. hey, brittany? can we do a little hash tag battle? hash tag simple washer hash tag fancy washer. >> why say fanscyfancy? modern. >> modern and simple.
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>> they don't make them like that. >> stop, go. >> they don't make them like that. >> lowe's or home depot -- >> i had a dishwasher that was two drawer. the second drawer was always broken. like it never worked. >> what brand? >> really good brand really high-end brand. it doesn't matter. bottom line is sometimes when one thing goes, it throws the whole system off. that's the only thing you worry about. >> that's what's going on with me right now. >> when one thing's broken -- >> when one thing goes -- >> the whole system's broken. >> the whole thing's bad. >> you know when people start -- >> oh my goodness. wow! let's show you what we've got going on. clipper coming through. as you can see outside our window right now, snowing. it's light but just enough to make the roads and the sidewalks a little slippery. we're also looking at gorgeous weather in southern california. 81 degrees in los angeles today. sunshine along the gulf coast. snow around the great lakes.
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heavy snow will be the leeward side of the eastern great lakes. some areas could pick up another one to two feet between now and tomorrow. again, good news for our friends in the pacific northwest. mudslides, flooding. they will at least get drier weather and temperatures fairly normal, mid 50s. the cold air extending as far south tomorrow as atlanta. a high of 37 degrees. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. taking a live look from high atop san bruno mountain. what you can really see here is the thick layer of haze. it is definitely a spare the air day. likely be tomorrow as well. then we do see some improvement in the future with an area of low pressure on the way. today, temperatures in the 70s, high pressure gets stronger through tomorrow and temperatures rise above record levels thursday into friday the numbers drop back off and looking cooler conditions, rain friday to saturday.
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>> announcer: start today is brought to you by weight watchers, help with the hard part. now to our month-long series "start today." this morning is all about easy ways to burning off extra calories. earlier, we saw that jenna wolfe has taken our investigative correspondent jeff rossen under her wing to help him shed some weight even with his very busy schedule. >> this is hard to believe but jeff has never gone to a gym. he's probably not alone. if he can do this, you can, too. jenna is here with her top four tips to help us lose weight. good to see you. >> how are you doing? >> is jeff hating you yet? >> jeff is already hating me. hated me before. will hate me again. someone like jeff, who has never been to a gym, who hates working out, who has no interest in breaking a sweat can do it enjoy doing it can want to do it so other people like him can do the same thing. >> you got him to the gym. >> that was step one. four tips here. first one i started him off with easy, walk more. you've been doing this a long
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time al. we talk about this. i want you to start here. what i'm going to do, grab an inexpensive pedometer any kind of step tracker. i'm going to track your steps over the course of the next month to see how you do. i know you have one. >> extra. >> there you go pocket that. >> hook that up to your phone? >> for this particular one. i want you to write it down, aim for 10,000 steps a day. you'll see over the course of the month what that means. >> walking right now. water. >> so important. >> how much do we need to drink? >> it help ss fill you up get your body going, keep the calories down because it fills you up so much. >> what's the rule of thumb? >> 20 sips first thing. 20 sips. get your body woken up off the bat. let it know it has work to do. half your body weight over the course of the day in ounces of water. for al 85 ounces of water. get drinking. not all at once. pace it out over the course of the day. for you, natalie your water is all set over here. it's not that daunting when you break it down like this.
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it will help fill you up. you'll see a difference in the calories you end up consuming. the bathroom is if you go down make the first right. >> and you get more step. >> and more steps because you're constantly -- >> food diary. another really important step. >> so important. >> jeff has been keeping track? >> yes. >> writing it down. >> honestly this is how i lost all the baby weight the first time around. lester, erica hill and dylan dreyer and i, we all e-mailed it to each other and we're all held accountable for the food choices we make. at the end of the night i want you to show me what you eat. jeff rossen's day one food diary. one glass of water, that's it. omelette, bagel, cheese and chips and he had a brownie. 3500 calories. >> and flank steak. >> he had a lot of food. >> is this for one person? >> one person, one day without me giving him any tips whatsoever except try to increase your water a little. five days later, look at the
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choices he has already made. >> wow! >> swapped the bagel for english muffin, more water half a piece of pita. greek yogurt as a snack. ends up 1900 calories without him even starting a diet. >> half. >> exactly. >> he made these choices on his own was held accountable. >> smarter choice then. >> and then you'll hear about -- >> cutting out the carbs. after 6:00 pm. why? >> it's never smart to cut out an entire food group. you eat the biggest meal at the end of the day. cut out carbs after 6:00 pm. take the same protein, vegetables, put it on a salad. it's an example of what you can do. >> throw some quinoa in. >> it will fill you up a little more. those are my tips. >> jenna, thank you so much. something else that will make you feel good. meditation. it's tamron's secret to reducing stress. she wants you to try it in her
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it works or it's free. ♪ dannon! ♪ time now for my tuesday trend. as i mentioned on the show before, i like to meditate. it's something that i do daily. this year, i decided to take it up a notch and begin practice ing meditation, based on the idea that it's a quieting of the mind practiced twice a day for 20 minutes. studies show it has real health benefits, being used to help at-risk kids in schools soldiers suffering from ptsd and women who have been the victims of violence. dr. david lynch started the foundation, spreading the technique to others around the world. jerry seinfeld ellen degeneres, russell brand are all big fans. if you could dedicate 20 minutes to meditation, denise tweet
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immediate back said it was a big part of my life transformation. start with baby steps so not to overwhelm. life is good. peter said i don't know what it is what it involves, how to do it. i don't know the benefits. i guess i need help. here to get us started is john butler. good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> i've seen you twice this week. i took my introductory free course on sunday about two hours long. and that's basically where you introduce people to the idea of transcendental. >> advertising is obviously a big part of that. people are finding out as a culture we're discovering that the answers have to come from within. we can't rely on the outside over and over and over and expect it to fix. we go back to democrats, it doesn't work. back to republicans. same problems over and over and over. where is it going to come from? >> you're hearing it from people of all walks of life moms,
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dads people who live in the city in rural areas, we're just all feeling overwhelmed? >> technology sped up the pace of life to the point that the activity is way overbalancing the amount of silence the amount of down time, the amount of rest. so we suffer. we feel like life is a struggle, it's a burden. it's not. it's easy. >> tell me the difference in transcendental meditation versus what i do trying sit there 20 minutes and quiet my mind? >> they generally fall into three categories. focus, concentration or contemplation or open monitoring guided meditation. transcendental is different in either of those in that it's the movement of the mind until it's quieter and quieter more abstract fulfilling. and that happens spontaneously when you set up that the mind takes over. it will do it if you give it a chance. >> it's not a religion or
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philosophy. in the course i attended you say anyone can do t a lot of people on twitter felt like a, they didn't have enough time or with their busy life juggling kids and work, they could not do 20 minutes twice a day. >> i know. everyone feels like that. we're all so busy. oh, my god one more thing to squeeze into my life. if you just squeeze in this thing you'll find suddenly the space starts to open up. you start to get more done. you feel more clear. you prioritize better instead of spending all the time and endless little things that are distracting us, we focus on what we want to do. it just goes easily. >> you have an official website where you talk about the health benefits for people suffering from high blood pressure, ptsd with soldiers even kids who live in violent areas, you introduce programs that have helped kids who live in some of the urban communities but it's not free which again a lot of people ask about in the class. how do you balance that out? it's something you want to give to the world for free but you can't. >> of course. there is a course fee. the course fee just goes to
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support all the centers everywhere. the idea is to make the meditation available to as many people as possible. if it was just a few donation-based centers, how many people would be able to make it to l.a. new york to learn if they're in philadelphia new york seattle? it's funded by the course fee. the whole point is to make it available. >> january 11th, i start my official train inging and then i have three classes after that. we're going to check back in with john to see if it works and if i was able to actually master the technique. see you january 11th. >> looking forward to it. >> oh, boy. thank you very much. >> from reducing stress to reducing your mess, we'll try to improve our lives. how to get your kids' toys under control and why that toy box is not a good idea. after this, i'll be tweeti after seeing everything, i think this is the one. but let me take one last look. sure. take your time. built-in nav heated seats for mom dvd with wireless headphones for the kids! and tons of room for the golf clubs! golf clubs, and strollers. shhh ...
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the room. as if there's not enough toys in your house already, your kids may have received an entire new batch. it seems toys are all over the place. >> all over the place. organizing with good ideas -- they're all over the place. can't avoid it. lifestyle director at "parents" magazine. laura, good morning. >> hi, laura. >> thanks for having me. >> they are everywhere. >> don't want to step on the kids. let's get started with labels labeling. >> one of the mistakes parents make, they're trending, you see them all over pinterest but they're easily erased. handwritten label or something that's typed out, something that won't be washed off. >> containers and label. >> you don't want containers that aren't easy to open. >> opt for something with an open top or drawer that is slide easily like this. >> these bins right here. >> so easy for kids to put
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things away. >> you don't like toy boxes or storing toys on the floor. >> i don't. >> why not? >> the secret to keeping toys organized is every play thing needs a designated home. with the toy box you're throwing anything and everything inside. it's jumbled. it's a mess. like likewise, if toys are stored on the floor they're not really put away. that's only for big things like a play kitchen. everything else should be on a shelf, in a closet, in a bin. >> what do you do with the old toys? i love this toy. a year later they don't want anything to do with it. >> donating toys, purging occasionally is the key to staying organized. often it is the parents having trouble getting rid of things, not the kids. be honest with yourself about what your kids are actively using. don't save it because you spent a lot of money, because it's beautiful, because grandma gave it to them. if they're not playing with it, it's just clutter. >> and other kids will enjoy it much more. >> absolutely. >> let's talk about how you can organize things. for example cars.
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>> asher is over here. >> playing with cars. this is something we do at my home, too. my kids have little cars everywhere. you put them in the match box car great. and we have this adorable race car backpack. when you unzip it, it becomes a racetrack. >> i love what you did with the shoe organizer with the dolls. >> great way to maximize vertical space that's normally unused, perfect for barbie and other small toys. great for accessories and other small toys. >> thanks. we're out of time. thanks, kids. >> keep playing. have fun. >> see the rest of the tips for getting organized on
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good morning everyone,er 9:56 i'm scott mcgrew. grief counselors after the recent death of the school's vice principal, he was killed by a car during the holidays when he was swerved his bicycle to
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avoid a crash involving fellow psychcyclist cyclists. authorities in san francisco trying to find an arsonist they believe set fire to the house featured in the film "mrs. doubtfire." firefighters say someone tried to ignite the door mat and garage door last night. the damages you can see are minor. hot water never felt so good for residents in one san jose apartment complex finally have hot water heaters working again after nearly a week. last tuesday a downed tree took out a gas line. the tenants had to wait until yesterday for the city to sign off on the repairs. let's check your weather this morning. >> thank you. just a lovely day despite all that haze out there. temperaturewise, hard to beat these numbers in wiernttime. 72 degrees, for example, in the south bay. 67 for san francisco and 68 degrees for today on the east shore. we're going to warm up even more so as we head into wednesday, then temperatures drop off thursday, friday maybe some shower activity late friday into saturday.
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when we get a better chance today during our 11:00 broadcast. see you then. first here's mike and your drive. >> palo alto pally, we're friends, southbound 101, i see the volume just starting to increase. let's look at your maps. we have a later commute here. we had a couple of incidents, one was southbound 101 through san mateo. i think they just cleared all the lanes. northbound we have a second of three incidents going on here second of two incidents, sorry, up towards third street north of 92. that's still causing a distraction and slowdown. south of here northbound routes holding on to their commute the last half hour. same sticking points for san jose. the bay bridge toll plaza, though, not a sticking point. no metering lights since after 8:00. a return of traffic, but not that bad today. back to you. >> thanks. another update for you? half an hour.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. booze day tuesday here at the "today" show, january 6th. 2015. jenna bush hager is filling in again for the vacationing kathie lee who is soaking up the rays. >> zen. >> you're not the only bush girl on the show today. we have another girl sofia bush. >> sofia bush. >> is she related to you? >> i do not think so. just because we have the same last name. >> billy bush is. >> billy bush is related. he's my cousin. >> sofia is not. >> she's just a cute girl -- i
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would like -- >> maybe a distant relative. she's from "chicago pd." we have one of hollywood's newest and best looking jenny mccarthy and donnie wahlberg this is a docu series as opposed to a reality. whoa. >> copping a feel. >> she's very open about all things. and i was curious if he was, apparently -- >> we like people that are open. >> we do. >> speaking of the bachelor last night. >> talk about being open the bachelor -- >> do you watch the bachelor? >> i watch the bachelor when my husband allows. we talked about -- >> what do you mean when he allows? >> when he's not around. he watches a little bit -- i like watching with him because his jokes are hilarious. like, the weirdest sort of -- and in a funny way he makes these jokes about being on the bachelor and blah, blah, blah it makes it hilarious.
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>> commentary. >> who is this girl? why is this girl here? >> this guy, prince farming they call him, i can't believe it is the 19th season. >> can you believe that? >> 19 seasons. >> we're so old. >> and into it. okay. 33 years old, chris soles. he's from iowa. so usually they have 25 women and so they did this big dramatic thing where -- >> it was a lot -- first of all, it was three hours, epic, epic season and premiere. they did this thing where they brought 15 girls, he got to know some of them. and then chris harrison came in and said, hey, not to overwhelm you, but there's 15 more. >> so all these girls started coming out, okay. so he got to give some roses away. the first -- he got a first impression rose. so he gave this to this girl named brit who i sort of liked. she was -- she is a woman who gives hugs for free. let's watch. two, three, four, five. >> five mississippi, six
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mississippi, seven mississippi. >> eight nine, ten. >> look at the claws in the back. >> 12 mississippi. >> that was at least 12 mississippi. >> 12 mississippi seconds. >> let's discuss. >> wait. >> this creeped me out. >> the claw -- the old claw in the back. >> what was going on? what was going on with that hug? >> he liked it. >> she hasn't had a relationship in years. she gives free hugs on the streets of l.a. >> i like hugs but i don't know if i would give free hugs. >> that's brit. don't forget that. things quickly got intimate with brit and chris. take a look. juicy.@3p ♪ >> when we're kissing, it was honestly like i'm kissing someone that is my boyfriend, that i've known for a long time. oh, my gosh. something real is going on amidst all this chaos.
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and i'm loving it. are you like, tripping out a little bit. i actually really like you. >> what did you expect? >> now, was she hot because they were kissing or that roaring fire was right behind her? >> okay first of all, a little crazy eyes. and the smacking -- when you're kissing someone, you don't realize what it looks like or sounds like. that sounded -- >> also you know, i've always learned and maybe i haven't played the game right, but i haven't played it in ten years, but i've always learned you don't put all your cards out there right away. and for her to say, i actually like you and she just met the man. >> she just met him and they already made out. >> not great. >> let's keep our eyes on people's eyes. that's how you know who is cuckoo and who's not. here is ashley. she showed weird behavior last night. look at her eyes. take a look. >> it is like an onion.
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you cut them but when you cut them, you peel them back. and what you do is you peel them back layer by layer. what is that? that's an onion. i swear it is an onion. can i please just kick it? if this is a pomegranate, god bless it. it is a pomegranate. it is. wow. i feel powerful. >> okay. whatever that was. that was totally weird. but what she did do that one, she interrupted somebody else's time with him so he would spend time with her. she walked up with her own rose. she's a cuckoo. >> that doesn't seem in the theory of not showing all your cards at once. >> she's crazy. >> did he keep her? >> yes he did. >> he kept the onion? >> why don't we talk about this?
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there is a drunk girl is this coming up? kara the drunk girl. let's watch her. >> megan. >> the blonde is the drunk one. that's tara. she was falling over. okay. just real quick. she's the drunk one. and she almost fell off the thing. >> right. >> he kept her. >> he kept her? which this is -- this is going on for a long time. this is a lot of -- >> so he can kept the drunk girl. he gave her a rose. okay. he gave crazy eyes the one who broke in with the pomegranate, gave her a rose. and the first girl he made out with, he gave a rose to her. >> well, the question is, how much of this is producing and how much of it is that a man just don't know. that men just don't know. >> a lot of men -- >> a lot of women -- >> a lot of women are like, we
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know. >> they like the drunk one and they like the crazy one because there are better odds with those, i think, right? >> i guess if that's what you're looking for. if that's what you're looking for. >> anthony? yeah. anthony -- >> all right. >> okay. so let's move on. good news if you're cameron diaz. she got married we heard to benjy madden. they got married in a private ceremony at her house. he's the guitarist and vocalist for that band good charlotte. if you wonder who he is, this may help you. he has a twin brother named joel madden. who is joel madden. joel madden is married to nicole richie. >> look at that. >> so they are sisters in law and that means lionel richie is in the picture. cameron diaz's father-in-law law. father-in-law once removed. they're not really related,
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right? >> yes. >> doesn't matter. but she can sing with him if she wants to. >> that must be so cool to have lionel richie as your father-in-law law. >> they got married on monday night, either to keep it secret or a good way -- we talked about how to get out of the holiday depression. what better way than to get married. >> she's 42 years old, first marriage. you wonder, there are a lot of things you wonder about. she dated -- remember her with a-rod and all kinds of different guys. justin timberlake. i wonder if she decided -- sometimes you wonder if it is the right time and a great guy happens to come along at that time and it worked. >> my parents said, hey nice to meet you, and they were married three months later. >> are you kidding? >> i know. >> how long after you met henry did you get married? >> five years. he needed some coercing. >> there is a feeling of some people they know, it doesn't matter how long they met, they just kind of like brit and chris in the bachelor. when you know you know.
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celebrity news. blake lively gave birth congrats to her, her husband is ryan reynolds. >> one good looking babe. >> no kidding. teresa giudice you know her from the real housewives of new jersey is in federal prison now, she went to the federal correctional institute in danbury connecticut, there were photos of her having her last meal before she went in. tmz has shots of her eating. exclusively in a diner. and exclusively eating an egg sandwich. so -- >> listen. >> that was not a nice, flattering shot. >> no. nobody likes a picture while you're eating. but it really got us thinking, what would be your last -- first of all would you eat a last meal? she pulled over presumably at 3:00 in the morning before -- hopefully neither one of us will spend time in jail. >> you never know. >> when you pull over and have a last meal -- >> i don't know. i think if i were -- look, she's leaving her kids behind and she has to feel terrible. i don't know how, but i don't know how you eat something but you know, you can't.
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was, like oh wow. her number. i'll say hi to her before i leave. i walked out of my dressing room and she walked down the hall and said good-bye and split. i was, like what is that? this is like a prank from her -- >> it was me being like -- i felt like i was in ninth grade. i like the boy, i just want to talk to him on the phone and i ran. >> you don't seem shy. either one of you. but you were -- >> to each other. >> so you decide you were going to live this out on a -- it is not a reality show. it is a docu series. you're showing what is going on. went into the decision to do that? that can be a risky venture as we have seen with some past couples. >> we're not really worried about that. everyone says my god, he's going to break up, it is a jinx for reality show couples. but we always say reality tv shows don't break up couples couples break up couples. it has nothing to do with that. we don't need to do the show we wanted to do the show. we both are workaholics. i'm on blue bloods and new kids
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on the block and she's on sirius writing a book going on tour. >> i realized if i didn't fill this hole, i would be doing -- wind up doing a sitcom or something and i looked at him and said, the only way you would be able to do anything would be reality. so let's fill this hole with something we love to do, which is be together and do a docu series. >> and we have been doing wahlbergers on a & e, which is huge, a great show, and we wanted to do something in that spirit loving and fun and it is not going to be train wreck television because we're not a train wreck. we love each other, having a great time. >> feel good tv. >> people think they know you, i'm sure. you've both been in the public spotlight for so long. how will people be surprised? >> i think there is -- that's the perfect word for it. they'll be surprised. i think people know me as outrageous, and really in normal life i can be quite boring. but also very sincere and donnie is -- >> boring in real life
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outrageous on the show. >> outrageous on the show. donnie you know, what i was surprised is how funny he is. like when i met him, i'm like, you're freaking hilarious. you should do comedy. and everyone will see that his comedic chops are brilliant. >> since you guys are newlyweds, we have a game, a newlywed game but playing it -- >> anything weird or anything? >> nothing. >> how about a dishwasher? >> the other person will try to guess how you answered. what is the first thing you noticed about jenny? donnie tell us the first thing you noticed. >> first thing i noticed was her eyes, but the fist thingrst thing i checked out was her butt. >> what did you say? smile. >> what was yours? >> eyes. >> next one, jenny, what was the first thing you noticed about donnie? >> you just showed it. >> that was it. >> next one. >> now we got it.
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>> what is your favorite junk food? >> her favorite junk food, chicago deep dish pizza. >> you win! >> ding ding, ding. >> and what's his? >> oh, gosh -- junk food. kentucky fried chicken? >> no. >> east coast. >> donnie, if jenny had to choose one thing to wear every single day of her life, what would she wear? one item of clothing? >> you'll make a joke, but it is these hideous blue washed out pants with a unicorn on the side. >> sweat pants. >> sweat pants. >> you won. >> oh, my god. >> we wish you such good luck with your show. you're a fun couple lovely couple. donnie loves jenny premieres tomorrow on a & e. >> could they do it? madelyn is back with two fans she tried to cut the creep during the holidays. >> they have something to show
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whether our two busy moms were able to -- cut the creep. >> okay. for six weeks we introduced you to andrea and nicole who were hoping to maintain their weight and not gain a single ounce during the holidays. >> the question is, did they do it? we are about to find out from their fearless leader and ours, diet and health editor madelyn fernstrom. this has been a tough go of it. the holidays are difficult. how did everyone do? >> tell us about andrea. >> first we'll talk about andrea and how she did in the past two weeks. this is the whole christmas week was big and in the time from right before christmas until now, andrea has -- >> all right. she was on the scale. >> she lost two pounds! >> what? >> she's down to -- >> and from the start of this, not only did she cut the creep, but she was down seven pounds from thanksgiving. >> awesome! >> she stayed even and she lost.
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>> which is the hardest time of the year. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> how does it feel after -- during the holidays, we all feel terrible come january. you were having the opposite feeling. >> i feel good, yeah. i feel good. i was very stressed out with everything going on, gifts and preparing meals and everything. but i just modified my snacking a lot. >> we'll talk about that in a minute. let's check in with nicole. how did you do? >> we'll talk about her weight first, she has been doing really well. she hasn't always been that -- in the period of time of christmas between now, nicole who is petite, 4'11", lost another pound. and overall, not only did she cut the creep, she was down a total of three pounds. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> that's great. good job. >> that feels pretty good too i would imagine. >> yeah. >> down with thanksgiving and christmas. snacking is the culprit for a
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lot of us. these ginds s guys found ways to modify. >> the thank is interesting that is interesting is you don't have to deprive, just modify. >> what is this? >> this is creamy spinach parmesan dip. i used light mayo and light sour cream. very good. >> creamy and has the parmesan flavor. >> and lots of spinach. >> you can use the veggies if you feel like it. >> or baked chips. most important, she didn't use non-fat -- she used real things and cut back like parmesan cheese is usually a cup she cut it back to a third. make it real. >> what happens over here? >> this is buffalo turkey dip actually instead of chicken. i used left over turkey, shredded it, cubed it, greek yogurt, cheddar cheese and ranch dressing powder. >> the powder. so it is not so fattening. >> so no sour cream, no mayo just greek yogurt.
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stretch through central valley. it will eventually connect san francisco and san jose to los angeles. the latest nominees for the baseball hall of fame will be announced today, and a bay area native may be selected. this is the first year of eligibility for livermore native randy johnson. a lot of people call him a shoo-in. johnson won five cy young awards and is second in all-time strikeouts. a look at weather and traffic coming up after the break.
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welcome back. i'm meteorologist christina loren. definitely a noticeable warmup for today. temperatures actually climbing towards record levels and into the 70s in many spots. 72 degrees for the south bay. 70 degrees for today on the peninsula and about 71 degrees in the north bay. here's the deal. we're going to warm up more so throughout your wednesday, then temperatures drop off, might get rain through the weekend. a much better chance for the following week. we'll talk about that today at 11:00. let's check your drive right now. here's mike. >> christina, looking over towards the san mateo bridge something going on but not as big a deal as over on the peninsula as we look at your maps. the high-rise there was a stall or something. looks like it's clearing, but north 101 has two lanes blocked at broadway another crash going on jamming things up. 280 clear, if that's an option take 92 over there. south bay still bogged down for 85 and 280 around the 17 interchange. the rest of the south bay moving
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better but 237 still slow typical will. bay bridge with no metering lights. back to you. >> thank you much. join us at 11:00 for our big newscast. see you then. we're back with more of "today" on this booze day tuesday first snow of 2015. this is not kathie lee. jenna bush hager is filling in while kathie lee takes some vacation time. >> we're about to learn a good lesson if you feel like you're constantly running around, pulled in a million directions we're going to teach you how to say no and feel good about it. >> lisa turberist has written a book "the best yes: making wise decisions in the list of endless demands ." this is something we can all take a page from. jenna happens to be mentioned in your book too. >> she is. she is the most nonfrantic woman i ever met. we had a dinner and described you in one word and everybody
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used the word gracious lovely, kind. >> that's so nice. >> great thing with my kids to say, because jenna made the decision that that is the character she wants to put on display, that's her best yes. she made her choices line up with that. >> that's so nice. i'm surprised. >> yes, yes, yes. we love her. >> we say yes and then we say no. >> that's right n order. we have to make sure to understand what no isn't. so, what is no? no is not a cuss word. though sometimes it is painful to use, right? no is not hurtful. it does not have to be hurtful. it can be very gracious. no is not a rejection. it is a protection of our best yes answers. >> if someone invites you to a party and you feel terrible saying no sometimes feels like you're dissing them, you know? >> it feels like you're doing that in some ways. >> so here's where -- >> this is what we both do.
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>> yes, stall. stalling is not going to help. unlike sugar, delaying does not make the best -- does not make your no any easier. so here we go. all right. when you stall you're going to build their hope that you're going to say yes. you're going to halt future plans. if you're -- if you think they're going to take a space at their party they may not invite somebody else and it makes the no harder to receive in the end. >> you think it will die on the vine and everyone will forget all about it. >> that's right. exactly. if someone asks you, can you do this, immediately you check your schedule and you know you can't, don't delay go ahead and give a gracious no. >> i need to learn how to do that. >> what is no? no is a -- ready for this? >> what is it? >> a gift. that's right. it is a gift. and so here's the thing. >> what's going on? >> i'm a people pleaser by nature. so no can be hard to say.
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i'll give you a gift. these are some ideas from my book the best yes of how to say no graciously. >> okay. >> okay. here we go. >> what is the gift? >> this is if someone asks you to do something you can't do it. i should say, while my heart wants to say yes yes, yes, the reality of my time makes this a no. >> that's a good one. here's one. >> you asked me to go to a party and i can't, thank you so much for thinking of me or asking me to be involved in a project this project sounds wonderful, but as much as i would love to be involved, i can't give the project the attention it deserves. >> that's true. >> my heart says yes, yes, yes right, you've honored them. your project is valuable, you honored them, but you have to say no. it is gracious. >> thank you. >> okay. tape this to my forehead. >> four things to consider. when you're trying to make a decision, you already established, okay i want to have a best yes life.
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so as my season rolls in i've got to make the decision, is this a fit, this request is it a fit with my time, is it a fit with my ability, my money, my passion, my season? >> what do you mean my season? >> jenna, you're in a season where you have a little person in the house. >> nearly 2. >> nearly 2 years old. you're in a season where you probably are not going to be able to -- >> we talked about this morning it is harder to -- putting her to bed is my priority. >> your best yes right now is maybe to go home but in a different season in a couple of years, you may be able to say -- >> before she was born. >> to the end. >> prioritize the best yes. >> prioritize your best yes. here is the most important part. >> yes. >> it is people over projects every time. that's going to be the best yes. because when we set our life to the rhythm of rush we will not like who we are. that's true for me. so my best yes is to prioritize relationships my relationships with god, my relationship with
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my family, the friends i love, people over projects. >> love it. >> brilliant. >> that was such a great -- >> i feel better. >> thank you. >> thank you for teaching us. >> for more ideas on how to graciously say no head to >> all right, manile dollary le million dollar listing josh is here with great advice for your home. >> that guy is trouble. >> i can't wait to meet him. >> and actress sophia bush gets a scare of a lifetime on christmas day. yo oh there's an energy crisis happening alright. a human one. and it's time to fight it. with the good energy of quaker oats. it's how we help keep go-getters like you going and getting. one bite at a time. try new quick steel cut for a heartier texture. quaker up. intensify your brows strengthen your look. new brow stylist sculptor from
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california native and only child actress sophia bush became one of hollywood's hottest -- very important for people to know after landing a breakout role as brooke davis on the cw hit series "one tree hill". >> and now a new hit on her hands with "chicago pd" where she plays a tough detective who is part of an elite intelligence uniit when she sepz a new job
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with the fbi, a fellow officer is shot and her plans get put on hold. take a look. >> i was expecting you at task force today. >> a patrolman in our district was shot. >> i heard. >> i need to see this through. i don't expect you to wait for me. >> this guy you're going after you need help on the federal side? just reach out. i want him to pay for what he did and i want you on my team. >> thank you. >> wait a minute. >> whoa. >> what happened? >> this is drama. what happened? tell us. >> so detective gets recruited to help run the federal task force, which is a huge deal for a police officer and also big deal as a female. and she wants to pursue the kind of cases she wants it pursue and decides she wants to get out and look at things on a national level. as that happens, officer burns is shot. and, you know, i got to look out for my girl. put everything on hold and figure out who did this to her,
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but you'll see. >> drama. >> a lot going on. >> we heard, and we love her, that you got to welcome with mariska hargitay. >> do you love her? what is she like to work with? >> she's a queen. >> the queen. >> she's really a queen. she is so dynamic and intuitive, plugged in, passionate the ideas that she comes up with, the way she knows everything from the mechanics of the cameras to the sort of overall feeling of the scene, it is really unbelievable. >> does everyone ask you if you're related to jenna? >> nobody asks her. >> nobody asks her. >> i want to hear. what do they say? >> so many things. oh, yeah. and they're so confused and they're like, which one are you? are you a cousin? i'm, like, i'm from canada. i'm nothing. >> canadians and texans are similar, laid back. i hope that doesn't offend you.
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but i like to be called your cousin. >> no kidding. >> you got a pretty face. >> you had something happen in your home on christmas vacation, something caught on fire. >> yeah. well, let me give you the back story, so my mother just got the iphone 6 plus which is really like the -- and i was, you know, showing her you can zoom in and out to zoom on something when you want to take a photo. she zoomed in on my face across the room, had given me a gift to unwrap on christmas and i had given her a gift. it was a book. i put it in a bag with a lot of tissue, because how do you wrap a book? and i guess she set it on the table, right on top of a christmas candle. so i'm opening my gift and i go, oh, mom -- mom! and there is 2 and a half feet of flame in the air and -- literally -- she didn't even know she captured it on the phone. she's trying to take pictures of me opening the gift.
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>> is that you yelling mom? >> uh-huh. my mom went -- and i grabbed it and through it out the front door on to the stone patio -- >> it was photo proof. that was so awesome. >> amazing. >> i jumped on it until the flames went out. >> we might be related. that type of thing would happen to me. >> sophia, thank you so much. we wish you great luck with "chicago pd". >> and really good for my job. >> we'll find out what every homeowner should do before they sell. and red flags to watch out for when you're buying from celebrity realtor josh altman. if you have enrolled in a medicare part d plan where walmart is a preferred pharmacy you could be saving up to 80% on your copays over other pharmacies. if you transfer your prescription to a walmart pharmacy, your copays could be as low as a dollar. so you can enjoy the things that really matter. transfer your prescriptions to a walmart pharmacy to start saving today.
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we want to point out she has been out here for two days. now it is snowing. she wants a job. a brand-new season in the
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next few weeks if you're thinking about putting your house up for sale or shopping for a new place to live, there are a lot of things you need to know before you hit the market. >> here are tips with josh altman, the powerhouse real eat estate agent from "million dollar listing ." >> when people get ready to sell their home it is so personal because their children grew up there that sometimes they have difficulty letting go to start off. >> yeah. it is funny you say that. it is like every memory that they had in that house adds another $20000 to the price of the house. so what i always tell people is you got to step away, step out of the box, detach yourself from the property, mentally and emotionally and that way when it comes time to sell, you're ready to negotiate and your mind is clear. you're not thinking about all that stuff, at the end of the day, it is a game. this this is a property. it is an investment. it is not your home anymore. you're trying to make money on it. >> when you realize you're going to sell, the first step is to find a real estate agent.
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how do you find a good one. >> what i suggest, i get calls all the time how do i choose the correct agent? meet with two or three of them. that's important. when i refer a professional to anybody you want to meet with a couple, right? and the few important questions you want to ask are how many sales have you to had in the immediate area, and make sure you say immediate because it is important to have somebody who knows the local inventory, who has lots of clients. another important question which a lot of people don't ask is what is your budget. what are you going to actually spend on my house marketing this house? a lot of times you'll see real estate agents they put a house on the internet and call it a day. >> they do? >> that's not right. we're talking about the big investment of people's lives. make sure they have a budget to actually market your property. >> pricing is important. you want it to be at a competitive price. but not -- how do you know what is the right number? >> it kind of goes one way or another. you have the type of sellers who want to price it aggressively, okay? even a little underpriced.
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places like noew york, you are seeing bidding wars. if you're not in a hot market like los angeles, san francisco, new york, i say 10%, 15% more give it room to negotiate. everybody likes to negotiate. when you walk into a place, aren't you going to offer less? >> definitely. >> you say declutter, depersonalize get the junk out. >> you like your stuff. it is funny, because people don't realize how hard it is to actually see themselves in there. >> that needs to be decluttered. do we see an after? >> it is tough. it is tough to do that. i see houses all day long. it is tough when i walk through to imagine myself in the house and i'm an expert at this. imagine how a regular buyer feels. unless you look like tom brady and giselle, take down your photos, and take down as much as possible, get rid of -- >> the art can stay up. >> for sure. and declutter and really make it a blank pallet for everybody to walk in and imagine their lives. >> you want to be ready. when you put your house on the market it not clean all the way,
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the kids are there, you have to be ready to go. >> ready to go. i would say 20% of the sales that i sell a year are literally off the cuff somebody in my car, they want to see a $3 million house, i say i got the perfect one for you, i take them over, it is sold. >> you have to be flexible. >> if you're on the market, it is a way of life for a few months until your house sales. >> if we want to sell our property, what should we do? what is first step? >> the number one request that i get -- >> we want to buy. >> you want to buy. what i hear a lot always is school districts. it is so important. and we actually ran the numbers to see how much more expensive a house in a school district would be compared to the same exact house that is not in a good school district. it will range anywhere from 15000 to $50000 more to be in that better school district. by the way, it is worth it. it is a very safe investment. and when it comes to reselling, it is easier. by the way private schools a
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lot more expensive thayn goode iveive than a good public school. >> josh, thank you. that was good. we're going to be back in a moment. >> first this is "today" on nbc. >> yes, it is. >> on nbc. >> on nbc, in case you forgot. >> yes indeedy.
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. before we go i want to mention that our very own hoda will be on the mir ditheredith vieira show today and i hear she was asked about something very famous called the hodini. >> you're first one out the door always. >> always. >> no one called you on it. you know what, hoda -- >> one time i was at kathie lee's house and it was over trust me, that party was way over, so i was trying to leave and i had my hand on the front door to leave and her daughter cassidy was upstairs and she goes gotcha. i went -- oh! i felt totally and completely
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busted. >> i'm going to watch you next time. >> by the way, you're going to try to teach me how to do this at some point. >> we're going to learn. it is worth the learning. >> if you want to see more of the hodini, go to the meredith vieira to find out what time it airs in your city. >> andrea and nicole's dip recipes from cut the creep will be on so tomorrow, we have wwe superstar and really nice guy john cena will stop by and visit. >> and wait until you see what jill martin did with your closet. scary. >> hazmat area. >> newest trends for all the couples that got engaged over the holidays. tomorrow is wines
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nbc bay area news starts now. >> right now at 11:00, an arson investigation at the homemade famous by the movie "mrs. doubtfire." the damage that happened and who could be behind that alleged attack. good morning and thanks for joining us i'm kris sanchez. >> and i'm scott mcgrew. we'll begin with those new details on the fire investigators believe was intentionally set at the well known home in san francisco. just hours ago officers did tell us they have a lead in the case. stephanie chuang is live with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning to you, scott and kris. yeah arson task force investigators from both san francisco police and fire are working this case on


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