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100% problem solved. from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello, everybody. it is hump day to some people. it is winesday wednesday to us.
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>> that is zain singing "like i would." >> oh is that the one from one direction? >> we have a terrific show for you. actress and singers. rita wilson from "sleepless in seattle" and "runaway bride." one of her big passions is her music. now she's out with her second all-bum -- album, that's very personal. that's the way she is now. she'll sing for us a little bit later. >> she sings about her girls, her husband. then you never know what to expect when eugene levy is around. >> love him. >> with his son daniel to tell us about a new season of their hit show. we cannot say the name. it's sh -- schitz's. >> it's like up -- creek. that's where they live. >> it's starting the second season but they've been renewed for season three. >> really? >> yes.
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shopping bags. all the stuff to make your life easier like a travel backpack. you can go anywhere you want. >> how cute is our jill. >> she's perfect. i hate her. >> words of wisdom. >> namaste. >> i want to hold you because you're my person. >> this is a good sign having a broken heart. it means we have tried for something. this is a good sign having a broken heart -- >> probably how jojo feels. >> elizabeth gilbert from "eat, pray love." >> jojo does. >> jojo is on the prowl for her new -- >> no man is safe. >> no man is safe. last night on "the voice" they do the battle rounds. those have been continuing. some of the best parts are when contestants get to meet these iconic singers. snot the -- not the coach, but the one who is helping. >> the mentor. >> two singers from team christina got to meet the one and only patti labelle. >> i'm glad they knew who she was. sometimes these young kids have no idea. >> they admired her. >> they were asked to sing this patti labelle song "lady
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audition. imagine singing to her that song. and christina who also sang that song. >> let's take a look at what happened during the rehearsal. >> today gave me so much confidence and there's no option to go home. >> they made both me and patti's hearts just sing. i just pray that one of the guys saves the other half here because these girls are no joke. >> we haven't done that since the grammys. >> i know. >> oh, cool. >> can you imagine being those girls? >> pinch me. i'm not really here. i'm not in kansas anymore. >> in the middle of the song,
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-- what they were thinking. this is happening! are still in the competition. adele is on her world tour. she has precious private moments. are intimate between her and the audience. there was a couple together for 12 years. and they love one of adele's songs. they've been together but they are not engaged or -- >> the song is "make you feel my love." >> and she noticed something was going on in the audience. >> a proposal was actually happening. take a look at what she did. >> they just got engaged. >> did you just get engaged? did you?
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>> this is our song. >> aaah. >> so you've been going out longer than i've been making music. [ laughter ] >> that was the most beautiful thing i've ever witnessed. thank you so much. >> i have no idea what she was saying, but i loved hearing it. just so darn loveable. >> i can't believe that. they'll never forget that. okay, which brings up the topic of engagement rings. >> i'm sure people are noticing that i'm not wearing my -- everybody looks at that sort of thing. when i went in the dead sea, they tell you to take off all of your jewelry because it can be horrible. so i haven't put it back on yet. so that's where it is. >> all right. so do you think, and this is a question for everybody. do you think the size of the engagement ring matters? that is not what i meant. do you think it does?
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>> not one twit. >> is that a bad word? >> change the vowel and it would have been. [ laughter ] >> vana white. >> buy a vowel. >> so some people, some guys believe it is a symbol of how much they -- how much love they want to show to their fiance. and some women believe it shows how much their man loves them. how big is the rock, you know? >> maybe those kinds of things mean something at the beginning. i remember when frank asked me to marry him when we were in atlantic city at the trump plaza -- >> pause for a moment there. >> and he takes out this gorgeous 5 carat emerald cut ring. just blindingly beautiful. and i just took one look at it. can i go show my parents. so i left him sitting there.
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then years later it was stolen. it was stolen. and i remember thinking, the only thing that was sad is i wanted to give it to cassidy some day. so frank took me into tiffany's. and we walked in and he said anything you want. >> wow. >> and i went, i want that simple little teeny band over there. that's all i want. and, you know, by that time, after about 15, 16 years of marriage -- >> you didn't care about that stuff. >> uh-uh. >> i agree with that. >> no, no, no. >> the average cost, by the way -- >> how about you, hoda? >> you know what's funny? when i was proposed to in the buggy in central park -- >> on valentine's day. >> whatever. when i was proposed to, i didn't look -- i didn't notice the ring. i really didn't notice it. >> i believe that. >> i wasn't so -- >> you're not into stuff. >> i'm not into stuff. >> now you're not into him at all.
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>> and average engagement ring the >> i've always been about terra firma. because a ring is -- for some that's great. god bless you. i always wanted a house. give me a house. i didn't want a big wedding. i'd take the money you'd spend on all of that and put it toward your life together. >> yes. i totally agree. a study from the university of colorado in boulder that says people buy gifts that are symbols of their love, they almost always overspend. i love you so much. here's something i can't afford. that kind of thing. all righty then. >> it's not fun when we agree. >> i know. >> we need the wine bot out today. >> by the way -- even when you were gone, i lost the wine bot. >> you did? >> i have not won the winebot. that's what we do when we disagree on something and see whose line fills up faster. >> i've lost it every single time with you and once when you were away. >> so sad. here's good news for mariah
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she's going to be on a reality show. not a reality show. it's going to air on e! it's call mariah's world. >> it is mariah's world and we just live in it. she's going to be giving her world tour and also planning her wedding. and she's also raising her twins. >> all of that stuff. >> i'm kinda surprised. she seems to be at a good place now emotionally and -- i personally would want to just keep it nice and tight and close to the vest after you've been through all of that. keep something psych -- sacred at home. >> she seems like a little bit of a perfectionist. she likes control over things. maybe she has control over what is put out and what isn't. it seems like it's a little risky. >> oh, yeah. she's going to be on e! right? >> yes. all right, so we have a hump day hunk.
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>> alexander skarsgard. >> what! >> oh, my goodness. he's tarzan. >> a film coming up called "the legend of tarzan." >> yes. >> something about the rain. something extra that that adds? >> i didn't notice the rain. >> wet and standing outside. >> me, tarzan. >> speaking of tarzan -- >> we love this. >> this is one of our favorite commercials. is it geico? >> it's geico. >> we're going to play this because it makes us laugh. >> i think we should have taken a left at the river. tarzan know where tarzan go. >> tarzan doesn't know where tarzan go. excuse me, do you know where the waterfall is? waterfall? >> no, no, me tarzan. >> if you are a couple, you fight over directions. it's what you do. if you want to save 15% or more on car insurance, it's what you do. >> do you have to do that right in my ear? [ laughter ] >> killer. >> perfect. from movies to tv and broadway, you'd think rita
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she's an actress, singer, producer, mother and wife to actor tom hanks. now you can add songwriter. she is also a cancer survivor. it's been about a year since her breast cancer diagnosis. after a double mastectomy she's come back stronger than ever with a new self-titled album, and i had a chance to talk to her all about it. >> i see you in a lot of settings. at events, with your husband, acting. i feel like you are the most joyful i ever see you when you are singing with a microphone in your hand. there's something that happens to your face and -- >> i love it so much.
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through some kind of health issues or anything like that, you are just so happy to be doing the things you love to do that i get such complete joy out of music, i feel how amazing it is to do something like this now in my life and just kind of not care. you want to do a good job but you try not to care about what everybody is going to write about you on the internet or something. >> i have to say, your reviews have been great. i read one in "rolling stone" and one in "the new york times." you also collaborated on writing these songs with songwriters. this is a lot of your heart and soul. you aren't reading someone's material. >> when you write a song it's really who you are, truthfully, and you are so exposed when you sit in the room with these wonderful songwriters. you are humbled by their talent but you have to be prepared to dig deep and that's what makes the situation so rewarding and
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"every day." >> yes, i wrote that with christian bush of sugarland. >> it's about you and tom. >> yeah, how you fall in love with the little things about somebody. >> every single day. >> that maybe other people wouldn't notice but you do. >> you had health issues like a year ago. almost a year ago this month -- >> yes. >> -- you had your surgery. is it still one of the first things you think about when you wake up? >> it's not one of the first things i think about. one of the first things i think about is how grateful i am, that i'm here, and that i caught it early and had a second opinion on my pathology. and how lucky i am to be here and living life every day. but it does occur to me that it's the fact of life that happened to you so there have been things that i changed, like five glasses of alcohol max per week, which i do. and i was like, really, at this age i have to start cutting down? okay.
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exercise is very important. but like really you wake up every day just being thankful for that day because it could have been a different story. >> you learn so much more after facing that with tom. >> you completely do. like you never know how someone is going to react in a situation but i felt that we were actually got closer during that period of time, and it wasn't without fun. like we still laughed at things and watched movies and, you know, you could still find humor in things. it wasn't all doom and gloom. >> your songs are awesome. are you going on the road? going on tour? >> going on the road. >> you are going on the road. where are we going? >> first of all, we're going to have so much fun on the road. i'm doing all these live shows across the country. i'm going on a bus with my band. we're hitting a lot of places so check has all the tour dates. i'm just excited. >> we were talking about how joyful she is.
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the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> actress and singer rita wilson making her debut as a songwriter on her latest self-titled album. >> get up on your feet. here she is singing one of her catchy new songs "girls night in." hey
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turn up the heat kick up your heels go ahead and let your hair down all of my girls are turning their wheels parking out for the first round hell of a day i need a night to get crazy nobody here to tell us to act like ladies hey ladies come on, come on and break up free no cover charge drinks on me which one you want it's no sense it's a girls night in come on, come on crank it up shake what you got it's just us it's all the way to 2:00 a.m. it's a girls night in all of the guys are driving around racking up miles on the beat
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disco balls and a good buzz we got our own little night home come on, come on and break up free no cover charge drinks on me which one you want it ain't no sin it's a girls night in come on, come on crank it up it's all the way to two a.m. it's a girls night in let's go and shout it it's just us we'll do it loud turn it up all my ladies hell of a day i need a night to get crazy nobody here to tell us to act like ladies hey ladies come on, come on break up free
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when one you want it ain't no sin it's a girls night in come on, come on crank it up shake what you got it's just us dance all the way to two a.m. it's a girls night in it's a girls night in it's a girls night in >> yeah! "girls night in." that's our kinda night. we're heading up the creek without a paddle. >> yeah, because -- >> eugene and daniel levy are always full of surprises. >> and we hope the luck of the irish is on your side when you play "who knew" along with our crowd across the street. >> that's after your local news. or yours actually. wish your skin could bounce back like... used to? neutrogena hydro boost water gel. instantly quenches skin
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it's winesday wednesday, otherwise known as st. patrick's day eve. we want to get you ready for the big holiday tomorrow with a game of who knew. hoda is across the street. ready to hand out 100 bucks to those who get it right and those who do not, that person gets a signed copy of her book, which is awesome. here with me is collin hammel, the irish artistic director of ateerna theater boston. >> happy st. paddy's day to you. >> and you. and thanks for breakfast. >> we're going to go right over to hoda. >> what's your name? where are you from? >> linda from oakridge, tennessee. which city has been dyeing its river green for st. patrick's day for more than 50 years?
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>> chicago. >> $100. >> what do they use to make it green? >> it started in 1962. they have a powder. it's an orange powder that goes in orange and turns green. >> and it's okay for the environment? >> perfect for the environment. and tomorrow, the eiffel tower is going again. the eye in london is going green. everyone is going green. >> hoda will be green tomorrow, too. it is what's your name? >> ellen from st. louis. >> we think you can do this. are you ready? there's a 70% increase in the shipment of this food during st. patrick's day week. mashed potatoes, corned beef -- >> corned beef.
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>> whoa, wrong answer. >> hoda, she's actually wrong. >> it is cabbage. >> what did she say? >> it's the irish dish. the immigrants used to eelt corned beef and cabbage because it was very inexpensive and we weren't the best cooks in the world. >> didn't have all the money in the world. >> but now it's a destination. people flock to ireland for the great food. >> we have time for one more? >> i hope so. you're getting the book. before we do the next one, just look around the store. jimmy, will you shoot here? look how many people are in this store. look over there. it's like -- it's crazy. it's crazy, crazy packed. all right. what's your name? >> taylor. >> where are you from? >> knoxville, tennessee. go bulls! >> here we go. ready? >> which one of these actors was not born in ireland? >> liam neeson, michael fassbender or jonathan rhys meyers.
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>> b? is she right? >> she is right. >> fassbender was born in germany but his mother was from northern ireland. so they did the best thing you can do for a child, they raised him in ireland. a lot of great actors. "star wars" is made in ireland. "the game" of thrones was filmed in ireland. >> it's a beautiful country. i've been there a couple of times. one more, hoda. >> you kids should not know this but i'll ask you anywhere. this may be a question for your dad. ready? how many pints of guinness are consumed worldwide on st. patrick's day. is it 5 million, 13 million or 24 million. dad, don't say anything. 5 million, 13 million or 24 million? >> c. >> c, 24 -- >> so sad. you get my book. >> it's actually 13 million
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and there are 80 million people in the world with irish passports. what we really want is to have 80 million pints of guinness drank. >> wonderful thing to hope for. >> we have high hopes. >> it's life-changing. >> 13 million pints, the equivalent two of olympic size swimming pools full of guinness. >> it's not enough! and happy st. paddy's day. boy, are we lucky because we have the comedy dream team here, eugene and daniel levy right after this.
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>> almost got caught. eugene levy is here with daniel levy. comedy royalty known for his work in "best in show." i think my favorite of all time. definitely. >> plus the "american pie" franchise where he played jim's hilarious dad. daniel is following in his dad's footsteps as the star of their hit pop tv show. it's called [ bleep ] creek where they share a little bonding time. take a look. >> if you need money, i can give you money. >> well, thank you, david. >> oh, my god. >> i was trying to give you a hug. >> i get the gesture. >> let's just leave it. >> all right. >> high-five, son?
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it's a hit. it's been picked up for the third season. >> you have been so supportive of us. >> you were with us when you were just babies. >> it's such a thrill to be here, by the way. >> isn't it? >> we are huge fans here. >> talk about that scene. you do a lot of the writing and you are the great improviser. what was going on in that scene? what was happening? >> in our room we had a funny premise about what would happen if you go in for a hug in a car and the seat belt snags. the scene was written around the gag and turned out to be this very awkward, lovely moment that just doesn't work out. >> so the high-five was improvised. came in at the end and he responded beautifully by ignoring me. >> what's the relationship like in real life?
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i mean, listen, it's -- well -- yeah. >> to get to come to work every day with your family is like an amazing thing. >> what happens when you disagree on something, or does that ever happen? >> a lot of fist fights. >> it gets physical. no, believe it or not, we haven't had like a lot of disagreements. i don't think we've had any. this show is in dynamic hands here. it's great. i don't think -- >> i think it helps when -- the reason the show has sort of moved along so smoothly is because we share a very similar sensibility when it comes to like the comedy of it -- >> you find the same things funny. >> exactly. so any disagreements or discrepancies are always resolved -- >> the older person usually gets his way. >> that's the way it should be. your daughter is also in the cast, right? >> my daughter, sarah, yes. plays twila. >> nepotism is alive and really doing well. >> yeah. yeah. >> some people might have a problem with it. hoda does. not me.
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keep a family together. is there anybody in your family that's not funny and not talented? >> no. >> the funniest person is my wife deb. that's a fact. >> why isn't she on the show? >> she's not in front of the camera. she has -- since she had a grade 3 play and forgot her lines, she's always had a thing about being on the stage. >> oh, that can leave a mark. >> can we play a family game? so since you guys are starring, obviously, in your own show we're going to show you some characters. this is the first one. take a look. who are these people? what show is this? >> oh, that would be the "brady bunch." >> do you know the people? >> the kids and the dad. next one up. and go. >> "seinfeld." >> who are the people?
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>> his dad. >> mr. costanza. >> let's do rapid fire. >> "the munsters." >> freddy munster and his dad. >> eddie. >> mr. munster. >> all right. ready, go. >> "growing pains." >> no. >> michael j. fox and his dad. oh, wow. >> i can't remember either. >> "family ties." >> hold on. here's one you both will know. >> simpsons. homer and bart. >> why did you know those two of all the ones? >> it's a cultural touchdown. >> the longest running ever. >> by the way -- >> in history. >> 3 of 3. congratulations. >> speaking of father-son, we were both nominated for best actor for the canadian screen awards that we just had last weekend.
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>> that's not as important as the fact that -- >> it's the first time in the history of the entertainment business. >> wow. >> that's fantastic. >> that really is something special. >> that a father and son have been nominated in the same category. >> who won? >> he did, obviously. >> oh, nice. congratulations. >> in a way only a dad can brag about. >> it wasn't so obvious. >> we love you guys. come back again when you're on -- season two of "[ bleep ] creek" premieres tonight. flying off somewhere from spring break? wait until you see what jill has that will change the way you
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okay. you never know what you'll find when you dig into jill's shopping bag. today our friend and contributor and author jill martin has brought along a bevy of fun things that promise to make things easier. >> i like when you say bevy. >> what do you have? >> gadgets that can change your life. warm these up with your hands.
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there's some potion inside. >> no, no, don't open. that's unsafe. there's some potion inside. and it's a heated scooper. when ice cream is really cold you can scoop it out. so that makes it heated. >> smart. so that's uncommon good, $19.99. >> now this is a spigot. you put it in a large -- >> this is the cutest. >> i kept saying i carried a do you remember from "dirty dancing." anyway, so look at this. and the spigot is in here and you go like this and it becomes watermelon juice. >> where does the juice come from? >> did you juice it and then put it in there? >> yeah. >> i love it, jill. >> and now we're coming over here. this is from sharper image. it's a 360-degree mirror.
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whatever is going on, you look over there and -- >> i see jill? >> i can see -- >> you can see the back of your has. -- of your head. >> 360 degrees. >> unbelievable. see everything you got kind of thing. >> so that's that. >> nice, easy to pack. >> okay, if you'll take a seat. >> okay. are speakers there. bluetooth. >> finally some real music. >> thank you, jill. >> it's over? the song is over? >> bluetooth but the speakers are here. your guests can control their own music. >> it's genius. >> take a seat and pretend we're
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if you are going through an airport, you know you're limited to what you can bring on. a purse and a carry-on. so this vest it's a wearable carry-on. and i keep everything in here. a whole carry-on. that way i get two carry-ons in one. i get everything in my vest. >> it looks a little suspect. >> yeah. >> but, no, it's not suspect. but everything is in here. so that way i get -- >> did you pack your thong? >> yeah, it's up here. two carry-ons. everything here and everything in the vest. >> what about this thing? >> this thing is fabulous. so this thing has a battery inside and you can charge your computer. it gives you 20 hours of extra charge time. >> jill, thank you. >> we don't care what anybody says, you're the best. >> we are back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> she looks adorable in that. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved toprelieve both itchy,
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we've got some fun friends with us today. auction winners are here, steve, nancy and stefan from rehoboth beach. also, kristin, dave and sage escalante. just precious. so glad you're here with us. >> sage, we're wearing your little pin. the little sparrow. we're on the journey with you. >> tell us what your organization is? >> it's not really an organization but it's just what the swallows mean to me and my journey with cancer. in san juan capistrano all the swallows come in once a year and it's a big deal. the swallows represent my journey. >> you are a lovely girl here with your lovely parents. thanks so much for coming to see
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and thank you for the swallow. >> thank you for the swallow, honey. >> tomorrow we're celebrating st. paddy's day. >> a performance by river dance and celtic thunder. >> plus we'll get cooking. with the young irish lad -- >> doesn't get more irish than john goodman and fabio. >> fabio isn't irish. >> had to mi steve: i'm here to help.


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