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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody, it's hoda's favorite day. >> it is wines day wednesday, june 11. we are so glad you are here with us today. >> we certainly are. >> you look fetching. >> thank you. >> if you were watching "america's got talent" last night there was a promo that caught our attention for a show on nbc called "updatable."
check it out. >> thursday discover "undateable", the show the "new york times" calls very funny. >> haven't named her boobs yet. i'm thinking about kathie lee and hoda because they are so perky in the morning. >> all new thursday on nbc. >> oh, my god. that never happened to us. >> i hated it when people call me that. now that i'm not, i like it. i'm not perky anymore. i'm cranky. and in a lot of pain. when somebody calls me perky i light up, baby. you had a big night last night. >> last night i wasn't to this really great event put on by samsung. it was like children's hope charities. it was a great event. it had really fun people. it is one of the things that you go to at night and wonder how it will wind up. it was so inspiring.
a young man, a football player who was paralyzed. carrie underwood performed. she was great. jessica alba was there and some other people. you know these two guys? they were at my table. i don't know their names. they were wild. >> look at you. >> they were mad because i had an iphone and it was a samsung event. i like them. >> you were taking it out and taking pictures. >> i was taking pictures. they kept looking at it, like what is that? i'm like it is a phone. the samsung pictures looked awesome. >> the pictures are incredible. jimmy fallon is on the cover of "people" magazine. >> look at jimmy. that's his little girl winnie. >> look at that baby. she turns 1 next month. i can't believe it has been a year. the article is titled "the craziest year of my life". >> that is so cute. >> he said being a father is the
most exciting and amazing thing that has happened to me. everything's going well on the show. my life has never been so cool. his wife is a big part of it. you didn't really see her in those pictures. we wanted to put up a picture of his beautiful wife. i didn't realize she is a cougar. i like that about her. >> 47, girlfriends. >> a film producer, with a production company with drew barrymore. how old is jimmy? >> 39. >> nancy is 47. >> go girl. >> any stories like that we love. congrats to jimmy whose ratings have gone up 26% since he started. there is always a worry when there is a changing of the guard. >> he brings game every night, doesn't he? i can't even imagine his weekends. we're happy for him. >> we all saw hugh jackman at the tonys.
he had the beard and the full head of gorgeous hair. >> he had been preparing for a new movie called "pan." now he is howie mandel. oh, my gosh. let me see the shape of the head. that is very critical in bald men, the shape. >> the man has a beautiful head. the man has a beautiful everything. >> it is a teeny bit pointy. >> a little eggish for you. >> he looks great. >> he is doing it for a role. he is going to play black beard the pirate. it is for a couple of months this summer and he will grow it out before we know it. >> bald men are hot. >> some bald men are hot. >> such as? >> tommy. >> tommy is hot. can we get a shot? >> jimmy, can you get -- [ laughter ] >> who is hotter than tommy? nobody. >> in the running with tommy is
your favorite, ed harris. >> look at this man. he is hot. >> not so much in that picture, but yes. bruce willis is another hunky bald man. there are lots of cute bald guys out there. i like a guy if he is going bald remember what matt did? matt had hair and it was thinning and he wanted to beat it to the punch. >> frank is so thrilled he still has hair. he doesn't have all his hair. where he has lost it he can't see it so it is fine. >> what do you think of the comb over? >> no, don't comb it over! really bad in a strong wind, really bad. you get whip lash from that. >> if you have ever been on a flight and you know if they ask you if you would like to take a later flight because it's oversold or whatever. there was a guy in a vegas airport who agreed to do that. he didn't know what to do. he was stuck in the vegas airport overnight. what do you do?
>> get a hotel. >> he decided to make a music video. take a look. ♪ all by myself ♪ don't want to be all by myself anymore ♪ >> that's funny. >> he connected his cell phone to a wheelchair. >> how clever. >> he also mounted it to a suitcase handle. ♪ all by myself >> oh, my god. >> and nobody is watching the security. ♪ >> he must have put the camera
on his luggage on the moving sidewalk. >> and knew nobody was going to take it because nobody was there. >> that is really clever. >> richard dunn, very, very clever. >> i didn't think anybody can sing with more emotion than celine dion but he can. wow. that was well done. if you have ever been on a flight and sit next to somebody and you are wondering if you should spark up a conversation or not -- >> do we need that graphic? we are speaking english and most people understand it. >> a lot of people have us on mute i have heard. they like us better that way. >> my husband likes me better on mute. that's for sure. >> trip adviser found that people like to have small talk on the plane and like to get to know the person next to them and hear about their family and where they are going.
>> more than 4,000 flyers and more than half said small talk. >> i like politeness but i don't want to talk the whole way. a 20 minute shuttle but like to los angeles or san francisco -- >> if it is interesting you will have a longer talk. probably. right? >> i would have when i was perky but i'm cranky now and i don't want to be bothered. unless you have a story because -- >> i'm just glad -- >> you have been sneaking your you know what in. yes, you have. >> all i said was i like big butts from the seattle symphony and chicken fat from yesterday which we were discussing it on friday. >> no more discussing. match.com has figured out something they are going to try to sell to help you find the match you want. they are going to put something into the site that finds guys or
girls who look like your ex. because they feel like that is your type. here is your type. you are divorced from your husband and they find guys who look like your husband and those are your matches. >> but you divorced him because you don't like him anymore. why would you want to replace him with the same -- >> with someone who reminds you of him. >> and i think it is like $5,000 for six months. >> $5,000? >> why don't you get married again to the same guy? >> doesn't make sense to me. >> what is your type? >> well, it was hugh jackman. it will be again in the fall. i like clean cut. i like rugged men but handsome men. i like groomed men. i don't like lots of hair. >> well, hello. let's look at who we are looking at. >> well, that's my type.
unfortunately, my timing was off. that is when frank was 28 and i wasn't born yet. i was 5. >> oh. >> what are you going to do? he was the most gorgeous man on the planet. he still is. i put him up there with any out there. i will. he is a hottie. >> yes, he is. the white button down, jeans and blazer. >> he walked into a restaurant when we were there somewhere. i remember him walking in and i remember the whole restaurant turning and everyone getting up to shake his hand. the man is a living legend. >> he is also in a lot of halls of fame including best dressed hall of fame but not anymore. the man wears the same shirt and loves it. >> what is it?
>> it is a shirt. he got a brand new pair of jeans which he thinks are awesome, but he rolls up the bottom. he looks like farmer frank, now. i like farmers but -- >> bottom of the jeeps, you're like -- >> i'm on him. let's talk about these sneakers. >> van's custom culture high school art competition. these are hand painted or hand drawn shoes. >> that is amazing. >> the winner is rio rancho high school in new mexico. these are what they created. by the way -- >> these are gorgeous. >> they received a $50,000 check from van's for the school's art program. >> congratulations. >> look how happy they are. congratulations. one couple's chance encounter brought together two
long lost friends after 50 years. and a military dad deployed for nine months reunites with his family. he will meet two of his kids for the very first time. >> we will meet them all right after this. so what i'm saying is, people like options. when you take geico, you can call them anytime you feel like saving money. it don't matter, day or night. use your computer, your smartphone, your tablet, whatever. the point is, you have options. oh, how convenient. hey. crab cakes, what are you looking at? geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. hey, let's talk probiotics. for digestive health? erin andrews? yeah. and did you know trubiotics is a daily probiotic that helps in two ways? it supports digestive and immune health, by working in your gut
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best friends who fell in love and have been together ever since. in september 2007 philip made the decision to serve our country by enlisting in the u.s. army. after graduating basic training he asked for my hand in marriage. we were married on july 5, 2008. philip was sent to iraq in 2009 for 12 months. after his homecoming we knew we wanted to start a family. luke and alicia arrived in august 2011. we were together only three months when he received orders to deploy for another year to afghanistan. he was able to come home for two weeks to celebrate the first birthday. and in february, 2013 we learned that i was expecting, you guessed it, our second set of twins. but it was bittersweet. philip left for afghanistan and exactly one week later our bundles of joy came into the world. the next few months were hectic. philip did his best to comfort me from afar.
than helped me keep going. i am grateful for the support of my mom and mother-in-law in recent months but we are so ready to welcome philip home. >> unbelievable. danielle is here with us now along with her children, also philip's parents are going to be joining us. >> how do you do it? that's the big question. >> honestly it is all about a schedule. >> is it? >> very much. we get up. we do breakfast. i pump for the babies and do breakfast and go through our daily routine. that is the only way we have been able to survive. >> how much time do you spend on this one's hair? >> it is impossible. i comb it. it is cute. >> it must be tough without your husband being around. how do you guys communicate?
how do you keep him up to date on what is going on? >> we use face time every morning. >> time change is what? nine hours? >> it is about 12. his day is our night and vice versa. so we would face time and he would be able to talk to the kids. >> you get to talk to your daddy sometimes? >> yes. >> what is this? >> tell us about this. >> that's okay, i'm fine. >> tell us about this doll you have. >> that is daddy. >> that is so great. when is the last time the older twins have seen their dad? >> nine months ago. >> he wasn't able to stay for the birth of the kids. >> they wouldn't let him stay one week to -- >> with his position it was something he needed to do. >> we know he happens to be here. he has been dying to see you and all of the kids. let's bring out philip. come on out, philip.
i'm home. >> you want your daddy? >> where is home for your, phillip? >> ft. hood, texas. >> philip, i know your parents are here, too. let's make it a whole family reunion. >> hi, mom. >> we can all scoot over. >> why don't we get out of here? they can have a reunion. >> that's okay. you are okay. >> hi, there. >> how does it feel to all be back together on the couch? how does that feel? >> amazing. >> does it feel good? >> it has been a long time. >> what are you guys going to do? what are the first things you two are going to do together with the kids? >> not that.
>> i said with the kids. any plans yet? >> catch up. >> i was gone a while so now i can catch up. >> do you know your future plans? are you home for a while, i hope? >> we'll see. this is my third tour. i have been deployed every year since 2009. i hope to be home for at least a year. >> thank god. >> we want to thank you so much for your service and for sharing this moment with us and sharing your dad. happy father's day. >> this couldn't get any better. >> i think your wife deserves some sort of an award. >> she is amazing. i talk to people and they have a hard time with one kid, two kids. i left her and a week later she had two more kids. >> it's unbelievable. >> great story. we are so glad you shared it with us. thank you for coming to see us. >> happy father's day. the catchiest songs this summer for hoda woman when we
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with the official start of summer less than two weeks away we are going to see how much you know about summer hits past and present. kathie lee is ready to hand out $100 to anybody who gets the question right. and those who don't, they get one of her cds. here to help me out in studio is our good friend and national radio host, elvis duran. hey. >> summertime is all about music, ladies. >> in which city in spain did the 1994 smash hit "macarena" originate from? elvis, please reveal the answer. >> seville. can you macarena? i don't remember it. it was so long ago. >> kathie lee, can you do it? >> there she is in the middle. she was very tan that day. >> back over to you.
>> lovely, lovely people. which of the following summer anthems did pharrell williams not take part in? >> "problem". ♪ >> who sings that? >> arianna grande. >> i do know that song. >> people love to buy music in summertime. he's done very well. >> isn't pharrell hotter than ever? >> he's huge and his hat is huger. >> which of the following deejays produced the summer's hit song "summer?" >> let's go for a. >> no. but this is a fabulous cd. >> the correct answer is calvin harris. >> absolutely. if you want to have a summer
hit, name it "summer." it is huge. it is great. you can imagine palm trees while you are driving around in your convertible listening to that song. >> he is great, too. >> he's so talented. >> from florida, finish the lyric to this song featured in a hit musical film that was released in 1978. ♪ summer days drifting away >> what? i'm giving you everything. that was just wrong on every level. here you go. >> summer nights. that is a classic. what do you think? >> that song is 80 years old. we don't go back that far. we're very young. how old were you when with "grease" came out? >> i don't remember. >> that's the right answer. kathie lee was the only one around. >> that's mean. >> we will all go over and beat him up.
you're from chattanooga. the artist behind this summer song also starred in which tv sitcom? they're playing the wrong music, you guys. i can't afford to keep giving everything away to people! >> what song was that? >> that was "summer time" by dj jazzy jeff and the fresh prince. >> that's right. >> they are playing the right song. >> rihanna went to number one in over 20 different countries during the summer of 2007 with which single? >> "umbrella". >> that, by the way is a great song. >> she sold i think over 30
million albums, 130 million singles. she is still going strong. the cool thing about rihanna is she will come out with singles without albums. >> is that what people are doing now? >> she does. she loves to collaborate with different people. she has a very interesting career. i think we will always look back on her career as one of our favorites. >> which artist had a hit duet with frank sinatra for "summer winds"? >> c. >> this was on frank's duets album. he did duets with all these superstars but not in the same studio. he made them record them in another studio. he never saw them. >> you're kidding. and it was a huge hit. >> it was a huge hit. absolutely. >> we can't wait until you come back and bring us a new artist. >> wait until you see our new artist. i'm not going to say who he is but he is fantastic. >> you pick winners every time. thank you so much. now that you have the music for your summer party, how about
some wine? the perfect picks for the next big bash. we will chat with "graceland" star after this. is coming up... have agreed to... kid for a night. so we can finally get some sleep. the hotel has to be right. you can get a 4-star hotel for up to 60% off, even at the last minute. in the neighborhood where we wanna go? yes. you just won't the name until after you book. hmm. ooh. definitely. it's all about sleep. it's not all about sleep. yeah, well, for me it is. lucky me. ♪ ugh. heartburn. did someone say burn? try alka seltzer reliefchews. they work just as fast and taste better
he plays a hot shot federal agent who has his eyes set on moving up the ranks of the fbi. >> in the series "graceland" he starts as mike warren and begins season number two. with a cushy job in washington he thought he always wanted. >> when his former room mate calls he can't resist getting back into the action. take a look. >> they don't want you, per se. they want mike the marine.
>> i take it they're not looking for an arms dealer. >> after the damage to the business i think they are probably looking for your head on a stick. >> you hadn't seen that. >> no. >> you shoot this down in florida. how far back was it that you shot that? >> you've aged. >> i know. i'm sorry. i'm trying to get rid of the lines. >> apparently, you are a hot shot. those girls were mouthing and i couldn't tell what they were saying. >> she thought they were saying where is elvis. but it wasn't. >> that is very cool. >> buzz feed says you are hot, too. they say there are 30 reasons that they are completely in love with you. number one is your hair is literally always perfect. what is going on in that hair? >> hugh jackman is so jealous today. >> i have a nice helper who helps my hair look like that. >> is there gel in there? >> there is some gel in there.
>> is it hard? >> it is not that hard. do you want to touch it? my friends make fun of me all the time. i have been on trips with my buddies and i literally wake up in the morning and they are like that is what your hair looks like when you wake up. >> is it perfect when you wake up? >> i don't know what it is. my dad has good hair and i have good hair. >> you are a gorgeous and beautiful man. >> you are a broadway star and have the voice of a million tiny angels. ♪ >> a theater guy from the beginning. what got you into theater? >> i grew up playing instruments and kind of always sang. i remember i was in ninth grade
and had never done a play before. somebody asked me if i was going to audition for the school musical. >> which was what? >> "little shop of horrors". i said why would i do that? someone said, a lot of girls do this, so i said i'll check it out. i ended up getting the lead in the musical and did four shows in high school. i didn't go to college to study theater. i went to college to study music. i was a voice major for a here. >> you like classical music, as well? >> i spent a year studying my german and latin and french. >> you will get a chance to use it. >> that is when i figured out that i missed being on stage. i switched to acting. a year later i found myself in the national tour of "rent" and started working. >> do you still sing now? i know you're doing this television show, but do you find time? >> last year i did a tour in new york which was really nice.
>> what instrument -- >> what do you sing at the concerts? >> the one that i did last year was kind of my path through music a little bit. >> give us a teeny. you can do it. tiny angel stuff. >> i did sing some pop songs, too. i sang a little bruno mars. ♪ same bed but it feels just a little bit bigger now ♪ >> amazing. >> we wish you all the best. >> we're not going anywhere. we didn't talk about "graceland." >> let's talk about "graceland." let's do that. >> go ahead. >> tell us a little bit about your character in "graceland." >> he is an fbi agent under cover. he gets thrown out into this crazy situation and spent the first season investigating my room mate paul brigs.
>> he is trouble, that guy. >> he is a great guy. this year i end up back in d.c. at the end of the season. this year i get the call to come back out to help out the guys. i get pulled back in. >> we look forward to season two. >> hoda does. we look forward to you coming back to broadway. >> season two premieres tonight. that's at 10:00 on the usa network. as we celebrate father's day don't miss why some kids say why they love their dad. >> and our favorite winos have some affordable options as a host after this.
...first president george rockington! that doesn't even make any sense...mr...uhh...winkle. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. jim's hair is perfect. so's his serve, and his mandarin [speaking mandarin] xieúxieú, hou chiú but like up to 90% of americans, jim falls short in getting important nutrients from food alone. making jim more like us. add one a day multivitamins, rich in key nutrients you may need. summer is the most popular time for entertaining whether you are throwing a backyard barbecue or wedding or graduation. always something to celebrate. >> you got to have something for all tastes. so here with some affordable
wines for every occasion are leslie spraco, author of "wine for women". welcome back, ray. >> what did you bring for us? >> we are kicking off summer. you cannot have summer without rose. >> look at this. >> biggest ham bone on the planet. >> you are going to get a little bit of rose. >> this is a wonderful wine from chile. it is made from a red grape. they crush it quickly and they get this beautiful dry rose. it is light and refreshing. >> we got a great red, too. it's from italy, chris heart. another entertaining wine.
$10 to $12 a bottle. it is light enough to chill it down and can go with ribs on the grill, pork chops. >> occasionally. >> this is a slightly more formal. occasionally you want a table cloth dinner during the summer. >> now he is in his formal mode. [ laughter ] >> you're fired. >> it is always a joy. >> don't worry about it. >> i'll talk to my friends in restaurants and get him a job. >> makes for good tv, alex. no problem.
this is like $14 a bottle. light. >> very nice. >> and the red is pinot noir. we are looking for an all purpose, a little upscale. these are between $15 and $20. this is new zealand pinot noir. a little light and a little refreshing and widely available. >> terrific, elegant wine. >> i like the white. >> the other thing is there is a lot of celebrating coming up, father's day and weddings so you have to have some champagne. >> i'm scared of alex. >> he's got it on wheels now. >> they don't trust you.
>> about $35 a bottle, a little more expensive but fantastic. >> that is a wedding wine. if you don't want to go as upscale -- >> slightly less upscale. >> this is $8. >> make your day. >> okay. thank you. >> red, white and blue label for fourth of july. >> that's nice. >> wonderful. >> thank you. adorable videos you sent us. this is "today" on nbc. >> you love your daddy.
>> i love my daddy because [ inaudible ]. >> i love my daddy. [ laughter ] >> i love daddy. >> i love my daddy because he plays with me and hugs me. >> i love my dad because he always plays with me like all the time. >> i love my dad because he lets me stay up late at night to watch the news. >> i love my daddy because he loves [ inaudible ]. >> because he makes me ham buggers. >> i love my dad because -- >> he takes me to the pool. >> he loves me, tucks me into the bed and helps me with my homework all the time. >> i love my dad because he is special. >> i love my dad because he is kind. >> we love our dad because he is
good and nice. >> he is really funny and he works hard for our whole family. >> he understands a lot about me. he takes time out just for me and my sister. >> he's funny, makes me laugh and can cheer me up. >> i love my dad because he loves me. >> i love my dad. he is the best. >> i love my daddy. >> i love you, dad. i love you, i love you, i love you. >> happy father's day. >> oh, my gosh. >> how precious is that? coming up tomorrow actress america ferrera. >> special dad and daughter reunion. >> ambush makeover. everybody have a great wednesday. >> i think we are going to try to get going again tomorrow.
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