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good morning. sore winner? donald trump now claiming voter fraud cost him the popular vote. this just hours after hammering hillary clinton for backing recount efforts in key swing states. but is there any proof of illegal voting? and at this point, does any of bidding farewell. cuba begins nine days of official tributes for fidel castro. but not everyone there is mourning the former dictator's death. we're live in havana. chaos on bourbon street. visitors of the popular new orleans tourist spot run for cover as gunfire between two men erupts in the french quarter. one person killed, nine others wounded. officials vowing to track down the shooter. >> we will find them and we will go to the ends of the earth to make sure that we bring them to
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and big spenders. americans shatter online holiday shopping records over the weekend to the tune of nearly $3.5 billion. and retailers are hoping for a huge cyber monday as shoppers get is he set to point, click and buy, "today," monday, november 28th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. > . good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." ready for the calm before the storm? this is a live look at the amazon distribution center over in new jersey. that place is going to be jumping. >> it is cyber monday. i've been limbering up my fingers. i am ready to do some online shopping. >> little rumor has it you're done with your shopping.
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president-elect donald trump busy on twitter, slamming hillary clinton, blasting efforts to recount votes, even claiming, though, that fraud cost him the popular vote. nbc's hallie jackson is over at trump tower here in manhattan. hallie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi there, matt, good morning to you. this morning, the president-elect is back home from the holiday, back in new york, and back online, tweeting those accusations of voterra the drama over his cabinet selections heats up. his election allegations unsubstantiated and unproven. the president-elect undeterred. tweeting he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." a claim spread by some conspiracy theorist websites without evidence. donald trump claiming voter fraud nationally, and in three states specifically.
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california. the president-elect's transition team has not clarified what exactly he's talking about, but it is clear why he's talking. seemingly irritated by an election recount set in motion by the green party presidential candidate, jill stein, in wisconsin. and maybe two more battlegrounds soon. hillary clinton's campaign now joining in, making clear they didn't start the battle, nor do they expect it to change the results. clinton's campaign lawyer tweeting overnight, ""we are tt participating in a recount that we didn't ask for by the man who won election but thinks there was massive fraud." the president-elect trying to use clinton's own words against her. in another tweet, citing this moment from november 9th. >> -- then we must accept this result and then look to the future. >> it is a total and complete hypocritical joke that the group of people that thought that they were nervous about president-elect trump not conceding are the people that
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68,000 votes. >> reporter: one of the president-elect's top aides in an implicit recount rebuke referencing a 45-minute conversation between donald trump and president obama this weekend. >> there is a respect for the process and the peaceful transition of power, which is why this recount by jill stein and now the hillary people is just so confounding and disappointing. >> reporter: kellyanne conway, one of trump's key voizers, also making an unusually public push against mitt romn never-trump leader, now one of the contenders for secretary of state, along with rudy giuliani. >> i'm also part of unity but i'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position. >> reporter: so about those comments. two top transition aides tell msnbc that the president-elect is now apparently furious at that action, at those comments, with other aides saying they are baffled about the very public discussion over that secretary
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meetings here at trump tower today. >> hallie, before you go, go back to this recount situation for a second. first of all, at this moment, what's the likelihood it happens, and what's the likelihood it makes any difference? >> reporter: okay. so let me take that in two parts. likelihood that it happens? listen, recounts, remember, are state by state, not nationally. so in wisconsin right now you have a series of local clerks who are figuring out how much a recount would cost. then if the green party can cover those expenses, which jill stein sayshe will see the recount set into motion. in wisconsin at least the possibility of two other states, maybe pennsylvania and michigan on the way. as far ars the lis the likeliho changes anything, extraordinarily slim. even if something were to slip in wisconsin, you'd still need two other states to flip as well, pennsylvania and michigan for hillary clinton to, for example, take the presidency. again, very, very slim chances. >> also a tight, tight timeline
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hallie? >> reporter: yeah. wisconsin has a deadline set by the state of december 13th to get this recount finished. many sof these municipalities are warning they'll have to work nights and weekends to get this done, if it does happen. today is the deadline to trigger a recount in penn pen and wednesday in michigan where that vote margin is the closest at about 10,000 votes. >> hallie, thank you very much. also this morning, official tributes are under way in cuba following the death of the controversial former leader, fidel castro. correspondent andrea mitchell is in havana this morning. andrea, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. cubans will be lining up to pay their respects today in revolution square in vhavana honoring the founder of their revolution and his controversial legacy. preparations for ceremonies today where fidel castro will be honored before his remains are carried through the island's
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their final resting place sunday in a mausoleum built for this day. at the university of havana, students hell their own memorials. >> i think that fidel castro was a good man. he always fought for the right of cuban people. >> reporter: across the city, a dramatically different point of view. human rights protesters known as the ladies in white saying state security police warned them to stay home this week instead of holding their weekly march. now that fidel has gone, or is everything the same? she says nothing will change. the dictator raul castro will continue his war. having to battle 11 american presidents, castro's presidency was noted in strikingly different ways by president obama around president-elect trump. obama praising castro saying history will record and judge the enormous impact of this
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trump blasting castro as a brutal dictator with a legacy of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. the white house sees obama's opening to cuba as a centerpiece of his legacy. direct commercial flights starting this week. postal service with the u.s. credit cards and banking. internet service. cracks in the 50-year trade embargo let the from florida bringing tourist dollars to people like this man who drives a 1950s red chevy convertible. >> we are getting better. >> reporter: since congress has long refused to lift that trade embargo with cuba, president obama made these changes by executive order. president-elect trump can change all that when he takes office. today his aides are sending mixed signals about how much he intends to roll back. savannah and matt? >> andrea mitchell in havana, thank you.
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some major developments in syria where government forces have recaptured a key part of eastern aleppo. the area's been held by rebels for the last four years. human rights officials say over the past few days, syrian forces have captured some ten neighborhoods putting nearly 30% of aleppo under government control. thousands of civilians fled eastern aleppo over the weekend to escape what is very heavy fighting. here at home, the army corp of engineers says it has no fla plans for forcible removable of demonstrators who have been camping out in north dakota protesting the pipeline. they were notified they'd need to leave federal lands by december 5th. the court citing increased violence between protesters and law enforcement and the increasingly harsh winter conditions there. protesters say the request will only escalate tensions. now to a deadly shooting in new orleans' popular french quarter that sparked panic on a crowded bourbon street.
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gunmen. here's kelsey davis from our nbc affiliate in new orleans. >> reporter: this morning, stunning in you video capturing the frantic moments when a spry of gunfire released chaos in one of the most popular regions in the country. new orleans, suddenly the big uneasy. a night of fun turning into bloodshed on the world famous would your bon street. >> somebody shot. he's over there on t >> i got one shot in the chest. i got one shot in the hands. i got another one shot someone else i can't tell right now and i need that ems asap. >> reporter: the mass shooting leaving one dead and nine others injured. >> we don't believe that any of the victims who were shot were the intended targets. >> reporter: investigators say the violence erupted early sunday morning when an argument between two men escalated into a shoot-out sending revellers running for their lives. now the search is on for the suspects who managed to get away
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>> this is a very active, robust investigation. we are continuing to work every angle very aggressively. >> reporter: police identifying the victim as 25-year-old man from brooaton rouge. his tragic death serving as an eerie remind egg toireminding o that happened. >> this continues to put an exclamation point on the death violence has played on the streets of new orleans. >> reporter: new orleans mayor promising to increase police presence to keep new orleans safe during the holiday season. and this morning, as people are starting to wake up in new orleans, of course the shooting still fresh on everyone's mind. in fact, there is a makeshift memorial growing on the corner of bourbon where that shooting
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people mourn his death, new orleans police continue to investigate. they'll spend monday collecting surveillance footage from businesses near the shooting scene and are also asking for people in the public's help. anyone with information is asked to come forward, especially if they have cell video of the shooting and the aftermath of that shooting. matt and everybody is, back to you. >> kelsey davis, thanks very much. shifting gears, it is cyber monday as the holiday shopping season picked up even more steam over the weeken customers were on the internet in record numbers. tens of millions will head back online today and look for some deals. nbc's jo ling kent is at a very busy amazon warehouse in robinsville, new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. amazon is preparing to process millions of packages, this after shoppers had a very strong showing over the thanksgiving holiday weekend. but not everything you see on sale online today will necessarily be a great deal.
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expected to logon and shop today, making it potentially the biggest online shopping day in history according to the adeeady dij index. a 21% jump over last year. 99 million shoppers headed out to the stores while more than 108 million shopped online, according to the national retail federation. but unlike last year, retailers preparing for a wave of spending on mobile devices. reporting that 60% of online purchases were made about smartphones and tablets during thanksgiving weekend. some of the deepest cyber monday discounts today, walmart offering the apple iphone 5s for just $149. originally $450. at target, 40% off pbedding, rus and throw pillows. at old navy and j. crew, 40% off
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all of her hol shoppiiday shopp online this year. >> i don't have to deal with the crowds or chaos. i get to sit in the comfort of my home in my pajamas and do all my shopping. >> reporter: experts say if you are planning on splurging today, make a list and ch ecit twice to help you avoid overspending. search the internet for coupon codes to get an extra percentage off. or free shipping. and always be skeptical. >> do your research ahead of time to know which item is the best possible quality for the lowest possible the cheapest item you find. >> reporter: you may think or see that a lot of these cyber monday sales are stretching through the entire week and that is because a lot of traditional brick and mortar retailers like target and walmart are hoping to cut in to amazon's real estate of all of that online shopping. matt? savannah? >> jo, thank you so much. by the way, i'm going to look further into this to tell you ways to find the best deals a little bit later in the show.
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exciting finish to the "sunday night football" game between the broncos and the cleefs. sta chiefs. start with the game winning kick. the ball bounces off the inside of the left upright but it goes through. chiefs win. 30-27. now, let's rewind a bit. another moment a lot of people are talking about. second quarter. chiefs kick returner finds an opening. watch this. he's going to go all the the sideline. but watch this. at some point he slows down enough so that he can high five one of his teammates before he goes into the end zone which is a great thing unless someone catches you from behind. luckily it did not happen. i know there's no crying in football but i'm not sure about high-fiving. >> i loved that. he's almost the katie ledecky of football. >> there you go.
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weather? >> we have a lot of interesting stuff going on to start the week off. for example, we've got snow in arizona. your home state, savannah. >> wow! >> this is near flagstaff. i mean it was a mess. all part of the same system. ahead of this system, violent weather being spawned as you look, red cloud, nebraska. we had tornadoes reported. fortunately, no real damage. but, we've got more severe weather to talk about today. right now we've got a marginal people, hail possible, isolated tornadoes. but we've got also an enhanced risk for over 3 million people from alexandria, louisiana, up to tupelo, mississippi, into parts of alabama as well. tornadoes can't be ruled out. this is a very rigorous system. cold front ahead of it. cleveland, cincinnati, ahead of it tonight rheavy rain and strog
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tomorrow the rain spreads into the southeast and down south where they have drought conditions. but then we have a secondary low that develops that brings another round of rain into the southeast and eventually into the northeast as we move on into wednesday. rainfall amounts anywhere from two to three inches locally. could be up to five inches. they need this rain so that will be good news. we're going to get to your loc walgreens presents, a holiday mini miracle. hey! hey! ? this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ? getting the gift you almost kept for yourself, now that's a holiday mini miracle. and it is easy to create your own at walgreens, with 50% off the gifts of the week just around the corner. walgreens, at the corner of happy and healthy. >> wren: mostly sunny skies today with the high pressure in
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that's going to scoot on out of here as we start to see our winds pick up the pace a little. so far they've been very calm, especially west of the 495 loop. you can see the cape with a little breezier conditions. still more mild than what we said yesterday. we warm up into the mid-40s. >> christa: wren, thank you. three people are being treated at the hospital after a fiery crash happened in chelsea. a car burst into flames after slamming into a bus o avenue. the car hit the bus and started leaking fuel and then caught fire. a swampscott man accused in a deadly crash with a hotel shuttle bus in east boston will now face a judge. state police say he was drunk and spieding when he crashed into the hampton inn courtesy
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we're back now, 7:30, monday morning, 28th of november, 2016. this is the christmas tree getting ready the lighting ceremony live right here on nbc, we'll be there rain or shine. >> one of the great things about this job, you get to wish your kids happy birthday on tv. so happy birthday. president-elect donald trump is now questioning the results of the popular vote. in a series of tweets he claimed without any evidence that millions voted illegally. trump also labeled hillary
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election recount in wisconsin and perhaps two other states. jury selection begins again today in the federal trial of dylann roof. the man accused of killing nine members of a church in charleston, south carolina. the trial was postponed earlier this month but last week roof was declared competent to stand trial. powerball officials hope the latest jackpot winner will come forward today. one winning ticket from saturday night's drawing worth $4 million was sold in lafayette, tennessee. now to the mysterious abduction of a young mother out in california. sherri papini was found alive three weeks after she vanished from a jog. now police are stepping up the search for whoever might have kidnapped her. gadi schwartz has the latest on this. >> reporter: detectives think she was kidnapped right here. missing sign is still up. now it says found, thank you, and welcome home, this as
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have abducted her here, held her three thr for three weeks, then dropped her off over 150 miles away. this is the dark stretch of california highway where drivers saw a frantic sherri papini on the side of the road, shackled and waving for help. she told investigators she had been kidnapped and armed women described as hispanic. >> she is heavily battered. it is a confirmed kidnapping. >> reporter: over the weekend detectives combed the area trying to find any surveillance video the dark suv believed to have been driven by the captors. but the closest building to where she was found was this church where members say there wasn't much video to see. >> they didn't find anything. >> reporter: the sheriff says so far they've only spoken to papini once in person. >> she had injured.
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yellow county sacramento area, treated for her non-life threatening injuries, then released. >> reporter: papini is now reunited with her husband who the sheriff sass was ruled out early in it the investigation as a person of interest after passing a lie detector test. her family grateful for the return and the public support but her sister asking for privacy. >> i am just concerned with the healing of my sister. >> reporter: meanwhile in the several days since papini was the two female kidnappers and no new information on their possible motives. >> have you seen anything that would make you think this was anything but a kidnapping? >> to this point? absolutely not. >> reporter: at last check, over 20 search warrants had been filed. many of them still under seal. 400 hips have been investigated and the sheriff is still asking anyone with information to please come forward. matt and savannah? >> gadi schwartz, thank you very
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weather. looks like a messy map. >> we have a lot of drought to talk about in the southeast but we also have drought here in the northeast as well. so far, little rock's only gotten 1.6 inches. same in jackson. birmingham, less than three-quarters of an inch, and columns less than that. only 18% of the rain they should get. birmingham, jackson, 15%. little rock, one-third of what they need. but in the northeast, talking anywhere from severe to extreme drou bringing showers in late tomorrow afternoon ahead of this warm tropical air. that's our first shot of showers and thunderstorms. then wednesday there is a secondary system coming up, low pressure moving up from the south bringing strong gusty winds and heavy rain likely on wednesday. look at through friday, talking about anywhere from two to three inches of rain from central new york on in to pennsylvania. and as matt mentioned in the last half-hour, the tree lighting on wednesday!
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but -- as savannah pointed out, it will be mild. >> wren: we've got a great start to your work week. high pressure here for one more day before we're dealing with very wet weather. get outside and enjoy it. temperatures in the mid-40s. wind out to the west at 5mph. they're not as breezy as yesterday, making today more pleasant. clouds move n tonight. temperatures will be similar to what we wake up to today. with light winds, we could see by tomorrow we're looking at rain. >> don't forget, always get your forecast when you need it. go to the weather channel on cable. >> good advice, al. thank you. coming up, former sign intoll gist leah remini speaking out about her escalating war of
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actress leah remini famously quit the church of scientology three years ago and ever since has been very vocal about her experiences. now she is out with a new documentary that makes accusations about the church's alleged conduct. we'll talk to leah in just a moment, but first her story. >> these are just some of the things the church said about me. >> reporter: leah remini taking the church of scientology to task. >> she needs to move on with her life instead exploiting her former religion. >> when you stop [ bleep ] lives and families i'll stop, too. >> reporter: she was an advocate for the church early in her career but more than three years ago has left it all behind and since then hasn't shied away from making serious claims of her own. including in her best selling book, "troublemaker," and on tv. >> we believe in something because it starts out very kind of normal. you can be a better leah. i could be a better mother.
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>> reporter: talking to ellen last week about what she calls the risk of speaking out. >> my story pales in comparison to what happened to other people. how people are bullied into silence. we don't have $3 billion to protect ourselves. right? so what i have is i'm an actress and i'm able to speak. >> reporter: in a statement the church of scientology strongly denied her claims, telling "today," in part, "leah remini needs to move on with her life and career and stop blaming the church and others for all of her personal and setbacks. most of all, she needs to quit promoting hatred and intolerance as a means to line her pockets." >> fight for your family. >> reporter: a war of words between remini and the church of scientology, a trocontroversial religion that's created both friend and foe. leah remini, good morning.
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series which amounts to a continuation of this very public battle with scientology. why? >> well, i think it is important. i sat back when you left the church, i wrote my book and i thought i was done. but i was watching what was happening to former members and former high-ranking clergy of the church. i was watching what the church was doing in response. and i just felt i had a responsibility to help out where i could and i'm not a big fan of bullies, so it is part of am and i was a fighter in the church. this is what they taught me. and so i'm going to continue my fight. but i'm on the right side of that fight now. i just want to send the message that i'm just not going to sit back and allow it to go on. people are talking about their experiences of physical abuse, mental abuse. to it be called a liar, to victimize victims is not okay with me. >> obviously the church denies the allegations.
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>> well, it is for the victims. it is for the people who have spoken out, but it is also for people who just maybe don't have the strength to fight, feel they don't have a voice. it doesn't -- i'm getting a thumbs up back there. so it's really -- i just want to give people strength and not just with this organization but with any bully. i just hope that that's what the message is. >> the first episode gets you. you were a member of this church since you were a little girl. >> most of my life. >> what was it like to leave? >> well, it's difficult to leave. but again, i am on tv because i was an actress and i have a lot of support. so for me, it pales in comparison to what former high-ranking executives had to deal with and what parishioners had to deal with, just average, every day scientologists who
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families to this. now they're suffering for speaking out. >> i think that's something that a lot of people who hear about this think, i don't understand. like if you're in any other church, you don't want to be in it anymore, you just leave. >> right. well, that's the difference here is that if you speak out, you're labeled an enemy to the church and the church has policies on how to deal with its enemies. and they go after them. it's in their own policies. so they don't know any different, as i did when i was if the church. because you do become a person who's very hateful and you're very judgmental towards anyone who isn't a scientologist. and a critic of sign tollby is dealt with in a very specific way. and that is unlike a real church. >> the church says it doesn't disconnect families or encourage people -- >> well, they're sly. they are sly in that they are
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of disconnection as it's categorized in the press. because if you're not in it your whole life you don't actually know the inner workings of their policies. and their policy is very specific about how you deal with someone who has spoken out about the church of scientology, and there is no option but to disconnect or you will get kicked out of the church. now for members who were in it their whole lives, this is an every day proposition. this is a quarter of a million average parishioners. the dedication it takes to be a scientologist is a lot. and it's not easy to just walk away. because most people say, why not just get up and leave? well, you're leaving everything you've ever known. you're giving up your whole life because that is what it takes to be a scientologist. then you're going to be losing your family because most of your family and friends are scientologists. >> the church has issued lengthy
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them. in fact, your lawyer wrote back to them and said, you've inflicted damage on leah and ask for $1.5 million. the church said that amounts to extortion. >> sure. >> we put the whole statement on, in fairness. what do you say to that accusation that you're in it for money? >> well, i'm not going to get a dime. i've given millions to the church and they have amassed $3 billion. so i think that speaks i also think it says a lot about the organization, how they respond to its critics. it's not just me. it's anyone who has spoken up. everyone is called a liar. everyone is called an apostate. everyone is called the same thing. and i'm in good company. they did it to anderson cooper. they did it to an award winning filmmaker. they did it to an oscar winner. im's in good company.
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know if i want to do this? >> yeah. every day i'm like i don't know if i want to do this. it's not an easy thing to do. but i think it is the right thing to do. and i'm not talking about myself. i'm talking about its victims and i feel it is important message and i feel this is the path that i'm supposed to be on at this point in my life. >> leah remini, thank you so much. again, the premier of "scientology and the aftermath" airs tomorrow night on a&e. you can read statement at what you should never bring to work if you want your
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>> this 1 news now. >> sarah: good monday morning, everybody. 7:57 as you take a live lack over boston. let's send it over the wren clair now with more on your forecast. >> wren: it's looking spectacular out there. it will stay l we're already kicking out cloud cover across the cape. you're seeing a few ocean-effect clouds. mostly sunny skies for all of us to start out your work week. winds are by in large more mile than what we saw yesterday. it will feel nice out there. a bit breezier across the cape. they've seen a couple gust, as well. that's about it. temperature-wise, already in the mid-30s for most of us. >> sarah: now for your top stories, three people are being treated at the hospital following a fiery crash in chelsea. a car burst into flames after slamming into a logan express
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morning. there is no word yet on the victim's condition. the boston renaissance charter school will hold a special meeting for parents to discuss allegations of sexual abuse on a school bus. parents will have the chance to voice their concerns after a six-year-old boy allegedly molested another child. we're back in 25 minutes with another update.
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my guest list just tripled. my cookie exchange is super competitive. mine too. i want to go really big with my appetizers. we can do it without blowing our budget. oh yeah, this is great! my family really needs to be wowed this year! standing rib roast! wow. everything for the holidays.
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coming up, cyber monday deals. after a record setting black friday, retailers are gearing up for what could be a huge day online. we'll show you where to fine the best bargains and how to stay safe while you're plus, can't stop the beat. ? we sit down with the all-star cast of "hairspray live," nbc's next live musical, and get the lowdown on the big hair and even bigger music. >> everyone's funny, everyone's happy. and getting in the holiday spirit. ? have yourself a merry little
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christmas classic "today," monday, november 28th, 2016. ? >> celebrating our honeymoon on the plaza! woo! >> from alaska -- >> and maine -- >> because we love al roker! woo! >> >> hello, nashville, tennessee! >> we're from florida and we're freezing! woo! nice to meet you. thank you. how are you? we're back now, 8:00 on a monday morning. it is the 28th day of november, 2016. it is beginning to look a lot like christmas around here. nice crowd on a monday morning.
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>> little tree trivia for you this morning. by the way, we'll save you some money on the holidays. your complete guide to cyber monday bargains. and jill martin has a special "steals and deals." >> and a little snowball fight. first though let's take a look at some headlines. here is "the news at 8." >> reporter: i'm gabe gutierrez in havana where cubans are already lining up to say good-bye to fidel castro, many roads here already blocked off. he may have turned over his power to his brother a decade ago but in this country, he is still larger than life. this morning, final preparations are under way, havana's revolution square, thousands of cubans are expected to pay their respects to fidel castro, the man who started the revolution. and one of the world's most iconic and controversial leaders.
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really didn't like that man. >> reporter: havana eerily quiet, bars and nightclubs shut down, students gathering in silence during a national nine-day stretch of mourning. >> i think that fidel castro was a good man. he always fought for the rights of cuban people. >> reporter: the first sunday in 13 years that anti-castro protesters known as the ladies in white did not march after church, telling nbc's andrea mitchell that state security police told them to stay home. while critics of th government celebrated parts of miami a major question is whether donald trump will reverse recent opening president bush has made in cuba when he takes off. >> is it possible he keeps some of these changes in place? >> nothing is definite. he'll be speaking with his advisors. >> reporter: this as several u.s. airlines are launching new flights to cuba in the coming weeks. >> are you hopeful for the future? >> yes, i am. i have to be. >> reporter: today's events will
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memorials. starting on wednesday, the military will escort castro's ashes through the countryside. it is expected to be buried on sunday. >> gabe, thank you very much. now to wisconsin where officials are expected to meet today to consider a specific timetable for recounting that state's presidential votes. the recount was set in motion by green party candidate jill stein with hillary clinton now joining in. other recounts are possible in pennsylvania and michigan. outcome of the election. in addition to winning the electoral vote, trump is claiming he won the popular vote if you deduct, in his words, the millions of people who voted illegally. he provided no evidence supporting that claim. new orleans police are looking for two suspects in connection with a deadly shooting that happened in the french quarter. police say an argument escalated into gunfire on sunday unleashing chaos and panic on
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one person was killed, nine others wounded. that shooting took place in spite of a ramped-up police presence in place for the thanksgiving weekend. coming up, jean chatzky's going to tell you where the best deals are on this cyber monday and how you can shop safe. then on "popstart!" john
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first of all, may i wish you all a happy cyber monday. >> thank you. >> it's called getting nothing done at work day. >> i just ordered a dozen illuminators. toilet boils evewls everywhere. we all know we do it, right? a new survey shows 65% of workers admit to changing their computer screens when online shopping and the boss but you don't need to hide because that same survey says 55% of managers say they're all right with it if their employees shop online at work. they're cool just as long as the habit isn't excessive. i think it depends on the kind of work you do. >> are we talking about today or in general? >> when you ask to clarify the question -- >> i don't think you want air traffic controllers doing it.
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else that happens all the time in the office. you're sitting at you're desk and then your co-worker sits down at the desk or cubicle next to you. maybe it is pizza, maybe it is popcorn. maybe it is the fish they just took out of the microwave. in a separate survey office workers said foul odors from a co-worker's lunch actually prevents them from doing their job. >> if you're going to put fish >> what would be the worst offenders? who brings sardines to the office? >> who cooks them? >> cheese and eggs. >> eggs. >> honestly, who eats sardines? >> with a little spicy mustard. >> on a cracker? >> i'm wrong. i admit. don't send hate e-mail.
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anchovies though. >> next time you are making say lamb, dissolve three or four anchovies in the pan first, then cook the lamb in that. >> post it online, al. post it. >> all right. we done with this topic? >> we're hungry now. who do you guys love to follow on instagram? >> kevin >> who do i follow? i follow everyone at this table on instagram. you have some good ones with vail. i follow all the musicians. >> bleacher report. >> well, apparently "rolling stone" has ranked the 100 best instagram accounts. here are the ones topping the list. this is not surprising.
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rihanna. also not surprising. beyonce. are you ready for number four? >> give us. >> the tsa. yes. the transportation security administration -- yes. okay? it wins for the posts showing all the crazy items people try to bring on planes. for example, this plated dragon claw. someone put that in their checked baggage. >> you don't want that in carry-on. >> wha nothing good. a large dagger hidden inside the replica of the eiffel tower. or what about this gas mask adorned with bullets? it was stuffed into a carry-on bag. "rolling stone" calls the posts fascinating andent enterta ente.
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guy. tamron, save us. >> here we go, guys. if you saw john mayer on an airplane recently, here's why. he started watching nbc's hit show, "this is us." the family drama winning rave reports for beautiful story telling. over the weekend john tweeted this, just saw first episode of "this is us" and i'm hooked. crying and not even wiping away tears for the next episodes. just gonna let this first ones create tracks for an even mo more -- >> what's that mean? >> one of the show's stars, mandy moore, spotted the tweet and wrote back, glad you're digging it. john responded beyond dig.
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most emotionally reckless things ever -- watching it on an airplane. >> you and "the notebook." >> one weak moment. jennifer lopez, another favorite around here. over the weekend j. lo hit the town in miami with her friend and jennifer got caught dancing. like no one was watching. ? >> stop. >> moment of silence. >> what do you got? >> happy thanksgiving. >> i love that we were like no one was watching. who wouldn't be watching j. lo in those pants? come on. you guys got nothing?
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nope. i'm going to go do weather. seems like a very good idea. listen, this is not anthony's fault. they put him back there and you -- what are you going to do? that's my man. we've got the tale of two countries depending on where you are, the jet stream. up to the north, detroit, nine degrees above average. new york city, 52. then you go out west, salt lake city, phoenix, arizona, 60 degrees. tomorrow, more of the same. minneapoli minneapolis, ten degrees above average. tucson is about ten degrees colder. you look later this week, temperatures start dropping. omaha, memphis, charlotte, philadelphia, by friday you're down to 52 degrees. that's what's going on around >> wren: we've got a great start to your work week. high pressure here for one more day before we're dealing with
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get outside and enjoy it. temperatures in the mid-40s. wind out to the west at 5mph. they're not as breezy as yesterday, making today more pleasant. clouds move n tonight. temperatures will be similar to what we wake up to today. with light winds, we could see patchy fog in low-lying spots. by tomorrow we're looking at rain. >> where am i going next, anthony? orange room? okay. >>re monday rush. retailers are rolling out a new batch of bargains to win your business. check it out. they're already business filling orders at this amazon center over in new jersey. so where should you look for the best deals and maybe more importantly, how can you protect your information while you're shopping online? here to break it all down is "today" financial editor jean chatzky. good morning. happy holidays. >> you, too. >> so the weekend was crazy busy. record are sales.
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thought then. either shoppers are just getting warmed up or they're all tapped out there are. >> i think they're just getting warmed up. they are projecting 122 million people will shop online today. that's a bump from last year and they're expecting $3.36 billion in sales. that would beat black friday which came if at 3.34 billion mr. but it is a tight race. >> so when you go online today and you are looking for bargains, are you going to find prices that are better than you friday? >> it depends where you're shopping. we've got different sales today. some of them are not quite as good. some of them are better. we're seeing more sales that are site-wide sales. so 50% off at the gap plus an extra buck. 50% off at banana republic. 40% off j. crew. the one people are most excited about is 15% off target, plus you get the extra bump if you use the credit card. >> is this all day long or certain hours?
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we'll talk about the site apps in just a second. but there are different sales that will roll out through the day, particularly on sites like amazon. >> let's say i'm going to do some shopping. what are the items that i simply have to buy today? >> if you are looking for one of those 4k tv, deals are pretty good again, like on black friday. same with computers. you'll get slightly different models. with these electronics, it is very important to check reviews you are getting a good one. we're starting to see really deep dives on winter apparel. boots have been very big this holiday season. books. and lots of travel deals. >> airfare, hotels, those sort of things. >> particularly airfare if you are trying to fly overseas, deals to europe. expedia is rolling out a lot of deals on its app. >> say i go online, buy an item, i think i've gotten a great price. how do i know i've gotten the lowest possible price?
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>> why? why? why? >> because it tracks historical prices on amazon which is a very good barometer. you'll see if it's ever been sold at a lower price. but you also want to make sure that you're doing all of these things, because people are contacting you in different ways. they're rolling out their deals through e-mails, on social media, and on their own particular apps. all about downloading their app. >> we can't talk about the good without talking about the possible bad. in addition to great deals out there today, there's fraud out there. hoo caught up in it? >> let's talk about those apps specifically. in the app store we've had a big problem this holiday season with fraudulent apps. you want to make sure that when you download an app to shop at a particular merchant, you're getting the real app. you can tell because the real app won't have reviews or faulty english. it will have reviews. if you've got no reviews on an app at all, that's a problem. and if you don't see any
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>> going online, i'm going to be putting a lot of personal information on to websites. how do i protect myself? >> no matter what device you are shopping on, your phone, l lap be, or tablet, if you haven't downloaded the latest version. don't shop on a public wi-fi. debit cards protection. it is a hassle. just stick to one credit card. it gives you a place to track all of your shopping. >> a lot to think about on cyber mourned. jean, thank you very much. guys? >> we're just shopping online. >> you're on some gamer website over here. guys, the next big musical on nbc that's live is one week away. >> this time it is the cult classic "hairspray." it is set back in 1962. it tells the story of a teenager who wins a spot on a popular
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integrate the all-white show. >> nbc's joe fryar sat down with what you'll see is a star-studded cast. >> reporter: "hairspray live" promises to be a musical flurry of big hair, bright makeup, loud wardrobe, and energy. >> everyone sounds amazing, everyone's funny, everyone's happy. it's too much. >> everyone is excited. it's inspiring. like we have bounce off each other. >> reporter: the all-star cast grande, derek hough. >> they kept naming the cast, i was like, no, what? >> reporter: they offered up a sneak peek at the macy's thanksgiving day parade performing "you can't stop the beat." ? ? you can't stop the beat you can't stop the beat ? >> this group has so much experience performing in front of crowds, whether it is on broadway or in concerts.
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live with millions watching. >> is anyone nervous? gee, when you put it that way. not until you kind spoiled it for us. >> what makes it so special is that it is live. so i think that any imperfections that it the audience might see will actually enjoy. >> reporter: joining these familiar faces, newcomer maddie ballio. a few moments ago she was a college student who opened and open casting call with 1,000 other actresses. >> the role of tracy i hairspray live already performed by maddie ballio. >> do you feel like you're dreaming? >> every day i wake up and i can't believing i'm actually here. >> he said i just have to say that i think maddie was born to play this part. and that's what he said about
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i know. >> thanks for telling me that. keep it coming. >> it's true. >> which one is maddie? >> martin short played maddie's dad which also makes him firestein's husband. >> absolutely. and i was going to do it in this voice and then i realized harvey had that voice. so i had to -- i've had to rethink the entire character. >> arianna, you are a se right? >> yes. very much so. >> so this must be an incredible opportunity? >> it's such a dream. it's truly like inspiring and exciting and electrifying. it wakes you up. yeah. >> i'm seeing one of the biggest pop stars in the world be excited about theater. it is so cool for me. >> reporter: it is set in 1960s baltimore. for all its upbeat music and laughs focuses oen a serious
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>> jennifer, you said on social media just the other day, blows my mind how relative this story is today. >> it is. you know, like even in this, we are marching. we're petitioning. you're trying to find a way to come together, trying to go against the odds of diversity and, you know, like bring each other together. now to be here today to see like, geez, this is too familiar. >> it is going to be so hard not i am moved to tears every single time. >> what's the message you hope people get out of this? >> i think the understanding that we're all different. that's what makes us brilliant as a race, as a country. >> i hope people remember, too, that the arts have the power to change lives. that's really what the message is, i think. >> reporter: powerful ideas wrapped in a live and lively three-hour spectacle.
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>> just like here, live. no net. >> i was thinking like my stomach hurts -- by the way, what we do is not like that. we use a prompter. but can you imagine? >> but they've got kristin chenoweth. they've got a bunch of broadway stars. they'll be great. >> catch "hairspray live" wednesday, 8:00 eastern, 7:00 central, right here on nbc. >> you were singing! just talented singers. come on
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>> this is 7news now. >> kris: good morning. it's 8:27. live look outside. sun shining over the city official that's a good thing to see. wren clair has a peek at that forecast. things are changing tomorrow. >> wren: they are, they are. today is our last day of the high pressure before we have a wet stretch of weather. right now mostly sunny skies. cover that we saw in northeastern mass this morning as well as the cape. now we're off to a sunny day. temperatures near our average high, mid-40s. still buried this morning. slow to warm up. 23 degrees in orange. 35 in boston. close to 40 degrees in p-town. so again, varied temperatures as we head into today, though, we're back into the mid-40s, sunny, a little bit cool, and we may warm up as we see some wet weather approach by tomorrow. >> wren: wren, thanks. >> kris: top stories this
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easts be will face a judge. state police say he was drunk and speeding when he crashed into the hampton inn courtesy shut until august, killing two people. the 27-year-old driver faces several charges including manslaughter. and a car hit a man while he was crossing the street in brockton. investigators say this they found the car but still need to find the person who was driving that car. they hit... the hit-and-run happened outside of the spot bar and lounge friday morning. the victim had serious injuries. and the mayor of springfield was security after a shooting at a nightclub. two people rushed to the hospital after they were shot at
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welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. >> you may be thinking, there's something a little different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers by ill lum illumination. >> i like the look. >> you look good. >> they made me a stork. >> mthey made me a bull. they didn't tell us what they were going to make us. >> that was fun! we'll tell you more about that. >> we'll tell you what it takes to pull off that animated movie magic. josh groban is here. we're already taking in his beautiful sound. also he is going to perform a holiday song for us. then we'll help you with
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not online. jill martin has you set up with all the "steals and deals" all week long. bargains for the women in your life. gorgeous! >> come on, super man. bring the weather. al roker's got the forecast. for the week ahead, you can see strong storms the country. plains got some heavy snow. wet weather in the pacific northwest. a lot of wet weather along the eastern seaboard but we need the rain. rain in the pacific northwest. showers in the plains. by thursday, things dry out though we do see rain returning through the gulf coast and snows in the mountains. now temperature wise, much above normal in the eastern half of the country below normal as you get into the west. midweek it stays warm in the east, cooler out west including
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below normal out west. above normal great lakes, into northern new york and new england. >> wren: we've got a great start to your work week. high pressure here for one more day before we're dealing with very wet weather. get outside and enjoy it. temperatures in the mid-40s. wind out to the west at 5mph. they're not as breezy as yesterday, making today more pleasant. clouds move n tonight. temperatures will be similar to what we wake up to today. with light w, by tomorrow we're looking at rain. >> that's your latest weather. get the forecast any time you need, head to our pals at the weather channel on cable. tamron? >> announcer: "share kindness" is sponsored by the y. supporting kids, families and communities for a better us. al, thank you very much.
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here at "today," we are launching our second annual share kindness campaign. so together with our sponsor, the y, we'll be shining a spotlight on stories of empathy and generosity throughout the month all while working toward the goal of inspiring 1 million acts of kindness. the y, of course, is a great organization that helps strengthen communities year round. we'll kick things off by committing 10,000 acts of kindness at ys across the country. but, of course we help, too. in order to reach that 1 million, go to and use the #sharekindness. let's get the kind in mess conversation started. head to "today's" facebook page and share the kindest thing someone has done for you. we'll be tracking your responses. each one bringing us closer to that million acts of kindness mark. let's do it all together. all right, tamron. thank you so much. this was day one of our extra special holiday edition of
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help you achieve a stress-free holiday. >> every single day we're going to have a bargain for every single person on your list. today we begin this amazing segment. for your moms, sisters. >> all the girls in your life. i have you covered. start first with the hat and gloves and scarf. everything's 100% cashmere. the retail $160. you either get the hat and the gloves, or you get the scarf. different colors, different tt >> either the hat/gloves, or the starve. >> how do these fit? >> try that on. >> i actually have a big head and it fits. >> oh, you do? >> yeah. 7 3/4. >> i'm just going to try one on. >> the neiman marcus and sax, retail $160. >> oh, it fits. >> yes!
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>> jewelry department. >> jewelry always big. >> one of our favorites! jennifer miller. >> retail $225. this is a choice again. the "it" bangle which you can stack. retail $225 for either, or this delicate drop necklace. it is 14-karat white gold or yellow gold plating. the necklace is adjustable. you can wear it as a longer, you then the -- these are great, again, stacked. i love mixing metals. >> what's the price? >> retail $225. this deal -- $59 for either. >> what! $59 for one bangle or one necklace. let's go to the handbag department. >> retail $498. it is called the joy bag, appropriate for the holiday. available in six colors. there is organization inside.
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>> i like a shoulder strap. >> it's cute. >> $498, the deal $99. 80% off. >> what! that's crazy! >> bear with me here. these are french. it is a basket of senses. retail, you either get one hand soap, a hand and body lotion and a hand cream -- or, the second set is two soaps. the deal -- $17. up to 71% off. >> wow! >> what's great about this, you can split it up into different gifts. >> your mom always does that. she says my mom gets the set,
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>> it is very efficient. the retail $425. classic cultured pearls, either white or pink or peacock black. it's almost like ombre here. celebrity fans of the brand include taylor swift and michelle obama. retail, $425. the deal, $79. 81% off. >> i love this. >> so pretty. this can actually double as coaster. a beautiful coaster. these candles, retail $112. this is two pieces. you get two, and mix and match. retail $112. the deal $33.50 for two. >> thank you so much. once again, hat and gloves set and scarves, julie from jen mnir
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handbags from onna ehrlich. candles from panier. little h and xela aroma. coming up next, we're going to get animated. we will take you behind the scenes of the new movie "sing"
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welcome back, everybody. we kick off this half-hour with this great animation of matt and savannah. transformed into cartoon characters by the folks at illuminati illumination. >> they are the makers of this upcoming movie "sing."
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>> they told me i was going to be the duck. we sent keir simmons to find out. >> everyone in this city gets a shot at being a star. ? >> reporter: "sing" is a movie about, as you might expect -- singing. ? ride like the wind ? >> reporter: like matthew mcconaughey, reese witherspoon, scarlet johansson. >> there's something a little different about these two. >> reporter: i recognize those voices. to find out how they make this unlikely transformation, i headed to an unlikely place. ah, paris. ?
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where i met the director of "sing" on his way to work. matthew mcconaughey, reese witherspoon. >> they're amazing. but the real divas, if i'm honest, matt and savannah. >> yes. this is where the magic happens. >> reporter: movie magic. blockbusters were made here at illumination studios by an army of animators. bonjour, >> bonjour! >> reporter: the secret of a great animated character. is a really great vocal performance. >> you know what's great about hitting rock bottom? there's only one way left to go -- and that's up! >> reporter: and like the stars of the movie, matt and savannah need to deliver. little pressure, guys. >> let's do it. >> take one. >> this is take one. >> welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer.
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>> that was perfect. okay but we need to do it again. >> could do better. >> you may be thinking there's something a little different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers. >> savannah definitely giving us somt oxygen. trying to inspire matt. she used to be a dancer maybe. >> could you do hand thing again? >> welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt guthrie. >> bingo! >> once matt and savannah had chosen their animal characters, this guy working with just her voice, state of the art software around a $20 mirror to get her expressions right, it is bringing savannah, the stork, to life. where's matt? along the hall, another team is at work. so half the performance is being done by moses here. the other half is being done by
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>> welcome to "today," everyone. >> he's got an laid-back, in-control die electridialect. >> welcome to "today," everyone. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm savannah guthrie. >> you may be thinking there's something different about these two. >> that's because we got animation makeovers. >> i'm telling you, i like the new look. >> he looks go. we'll be right back. >> reporter: it took just five guys less than a month to do 20 seconds, think how much work goes into a whole movie like "sing"? >> it is very much a celebration of music. of all music. ? oh my gosh look at her butt ? >> reporter: and there's one last thing. in the movie, all the stars like scarlett johansson, sing their own songs. so you're recording the matt and
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>> we decided not to do that because we're worried that they would make our cast look bad. >> reporter: so matt and savannah, if you are ever hoping to make it in the movies, there's a guy across the pond who's waiting for your call. for "today," keir simmons, nbc news, paris. >> pretty cool. >> i don't remember choosing our animals. >> i don't think i would have picked stork. >>ou bull? >> no. >> that was fun! looks like an amazing movie. >> "sing" from illumination entertainment and our sister company, universal, opens on december 21st. coming up next, speaking of singing, a special live holiday
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>> i did something once. it was an honor. >> this is "today" on nbc. [ bell clangs ] celebrate the holidays with delicious dunkin' coffee. stop by dunkin' donuts for two k-cup boxes for $15.99 or 3 pounds of packaged coffee for $19.99.
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be near. be far. be joyful. be together. celebrate joy with dunkin's holiday-flavored coffees, espressos, and donuts. america runs on dunkin'. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. josh groban has sold more than 25 million records around the world. now he's taking broadway by storm, pierre and the great comet of 1812. if that's not enough, he's got brand-new holiday music as well. josh, always good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> broadway. you admitted to me. >> broadway. it was my original dream. i got sidetracked into this music business thing which has been the greatest experience of my life. but to finally be getting to this amazing community and be doing it with a show i love this much as been an absolute thrill.
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"the new york times" -- your performance, "as for mr. gropen making his broadway debut, he's merely adequate. he's simply wonderful." >> that's great. the music is so fun. i get to grow a beard for the fir time really in my life. when i did "fiddler on the roof" in junior high i could not grow one. >> i have one of the most popular holiday albums ever. what's this song mean to you? released that record and it's been a minute since i recorded anything holiday. i felt like this is a song i've wanted to sing for a long time. i owe it to my fans to do one after a while. >> laep to hahappy to have you . ladies and gentlemen, josh groban. ?
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christmas let your heart be wise ? ? from now on our troubles will be out of sight ? have yourself a merry little christmas keep the yuletide gay ? ? from now on our troubles will be out of sight ? ? have yourself
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keep the yuletide gay ? ? from now on our troubles will be miles away ? ? here we are as in olden days happy golden days of yore ? ? faithful friends who are dear to us gather near to us once more ? ? through the years we all will be together if the fates allow ? hang a shining star upon the highest bough ? ? and have yourself a merry little
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? through the years we all will be together if the fates allow ? ? hang a shining star upon the highest bough ? ? and have yourself christmas now ? >> woo! >> now i'm in the holiday spirit. josh groban, thank you.
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don't forget, catch josh on broadway in "the great comet" and wednesday night during our tree lighting of the tree here in rockefeller center. >> that's right. >> thank you so much. happy hlolidays. up next, the young winner of "america's got talent," grace vanderwaal. ahh...still sick, huh? i'll take it from here. i'm good. i just took new mucinex clear and cool. ah! what's this sudden cooooling thing happening? it's got a menthol burst. you can feel it right away. wow, that sort of blind-sided me. and it clears my terrible cold symptoms. ahh! this is awkward.
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hearts on her way to winning "america's got talent." >> she's about to release her new ep, "perfectly imperfect." i loved seeing you at thanksgiving. was it fun being in a parade? is. >> absolutely. it was freezing but it was so worth it. >> i want to thank you, too, because my nieces were there and you did one of these. and you made -- >> when i came in here, you came upo you at the thanksgiving day parade. i was like, i know. we locked eyes. >> how was your thanksgiving? >> real nice. we have a real thanksgiving like the day after. we absolutely had our real like thanksgiving. but that day we just like went -- i think we went to like a steakhouse. >> all right. cool. >> nice. how exciting is it to have this music coming out? >> really exciting. i can't wait for people to hear
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>> no. no. >> i love your yukulele. >> can you play us to the break zp is. >> >> yeah. ? i don't know my name ?
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>> breaking news. a car going up in flames it rams into a althoughing logan express bus. police zeroing in on a hit-and-run driver in this video after he plows into a man in brockton then just keeps going. >> and cuba preparing to pay tribute to their former president fidel castro following his >> good monday morning to you. it's 9:00. thanks for joining us here for 7news "today in new england." i'm kris anderson. >> i'm christa delcamp. back after the long weekend >> the break between thanksgiving and christmas. i mean like decorating. working work not so much. >> i think a lot of people don't feel it right now.


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