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good morning. static kill. after months of frustration and uncertainty, bp could be sealing that crippled oil well as early as today. is it the beginning of the end for the disaster in the gulf? a left and a right. >> i don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about what the president's employees say. >> jan brewer has the cajones that our president does not have. >> president obama getting it from both sides with the crucial midterm elections exactly three months away. and relief. lindsay lohan let out of jail overnight after getting time off for good behavior. she served just 13 days of a 90-day sentence.
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now the troubled actress is heading to rehab today, monday, august 2nd, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> i'm ann curry in for meredith this morning. good morning, everyone. as you know, right now the only thing that's keeping the oil from flowing into the gulf is that new containment cap that was placed on the busted well pipe last month, but that could be about to change with the so-called static kill method, matt. >> as early as today engineers will try to kill the well permanently by forcing mud and maybe cement into it. some gulf coast residents are fearing it will pave the way for bp to cut and run in that region. straight ahead, we'll hear what the company's top executive in
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the region is saying about that possibility. also ahead this morning, we've got a pretty brutal crime to get to, a woman accused of going on a rampage and stabbing her two young nieces while she was babysitting them in an upscale neighborhood just north of new york city. and it has neighbors, including at least one known celebrity, on edge. we'll have a live report on what happened there, coming up. also ahead, the high points from chelsea clinton's we did eeferg the weekend. the vows, the guests, her stunning dress, her father's big weight loss. we've got it all covered. we'll be talking about that. >> what a handsome picture. let's begin on this 105th day of the disaster in the gulf with engineers planning to begin that so-called static kill that will hopefully plug the oil leak for good. we've got nbc's chief environmental affairs correspondent anne thompson in venice, louisiana, where she has been covering the story since it began. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. the final piece of piping has been laid and all the attention for at least the next two days will turn to the static kill.
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we flew out to the leak site with the coast guard's man in charge of the cleanup that could go on for years. from several hundred feet up, the gulf is now mostly blue, even near the leak site. >> is there oil out here still? you bet. but in thick, heavy concentrations? no. is there work to be done? you bit there's still a lot of work to be done. >> reporter: finding and cleaning up what's done is the job of the coast guard on-scene coordinator. from the bow of the coast guard cutter "decisive," he points out the rig that could help plug the troubled well. >> that's a q-4000. and so, they will deliver the lethal injection, if you will, the static kill. and it's heavy mud that will be pumped down into the deepwater horizon well casing. >> reporter: but that's not the end of the story. can you relax if static kill is successful? >> no. i can't relax until we have a permanent kill. this puts us in a much better place, but we are not out of the woods yet.
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>> reporter: there is still oil on the coast and in the marshes. bp's doug suttles toured some of the tainted wetlands of plaquemines parish and tried to quell fears that the oil company will cut and run once the well is killed. >> i know people worry about that. and i'm not surprised they worry about it because at the end of the day, they're just going to watch and see, but i've asked them to judge us on what we've done. >> reporter: so far, the long-term recovery plan bp's proposed is unacceptable to plaquemines' fiery parish president. >> we need to sit at the table. we need to agree on the plans. we may agree on parts of the plan but they have to have teeth and we have to live up to our word. >> reporter: living up to their word means bp restores the gulf, a national treasure that provides dinner for -- or excuse me, provides seafood for america's dinner table and also provides a way of life for a region. ann? >> all right, anne thompson this
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morning. anne, thank you so much. it is now 7:04. now here's matt. >> all right, ann, thank you. now to politics and the countdown to the midterm elections just 92 days away. historically, they've been very tough for the party in power. will that be the case this november? nbc's savannah guthrie is at the white house. savannah, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, matt. well, democrats, as you know, are bracing for some major losses in congress and the white house is about to step up the campaign in a very big way. just today, the president will do a fund-raiser in atlanta, he'll be in chicago later this week. the question for some democrats, though, is will the president help or hurt? on sunday, the president took in a basketball game with daughter sasha, a moment of rest at the beginning of a month that will be packed with campaigning, stops in at least seven states from coast to coast. embattled democrats in congress are increasingly anxious they are about to suffer major losses in the midterm election. but on sunday, house speaker
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nancy pelosi dismissed concerns democrats could lose control of the house, a possibility the president's own spokesman had raised three weeks ago on "meet the press." >> i don't spend a whole lot of time thinking about what the president's employees say. so, we feel very confident about where we are, whether that's well known to that gentleman or not. >> we are back on our feet. we are on the move. >> reporter: president obama has adopted a sharper political tone in recent days, looking to ratchet up pressure on republicans, but for vulnerable democrats, a key question looms -- is the president an asset or a liability in the campaign? white house aides acknowledge in some republican-leaning districts, it's better if the president keeps his distance. >> there are parts of the country where the president will be as an asset, can be an asset and has been an asset either raising money or turning out voters in november. there are places where he's simply unpopular and you will keep him far away. >> reporter: making matters worse for democrats, an economic recovery losing momentum and not
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one, but two ethics trials slated for this fall. california congresswoman maxine waters is fighting charges she improperly intervened with federal regulators to help a bank in which her husband owns stock. and new york's charlie rangel faces 13 counts of wrongdoing including accusations of trading legislative favors for political donations and failing to pay property taxes and report income. both rangel and waters deny any wrongdoing, but president obama in an interview with cbs hinted it's time for rangel to resign. >> these allegations are very troubling. and you know, he's somebody who's at the end of his career, 80 years old. i'm sure that what he wants is to be able to end his career with dignity, and my hope is that that happens. >> reporter: well, back to the campaign, the white house says it is devoting unprecedented
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resources in terms of time, organization and plain old money, and they may this fall deploy one of their more popular members, first lady michelle obama, on the campaign trail, matt. >> all right, savannah guthrie at the white house. savannah, thanks very much. joe scarborough is a former republican congressman from florida and, of course, host of "morning joe" on msnbc. hi, joe. good to see you. >> and good to see you, matt. >> let's start with these comments by the president or from the president on charlie rangel, okay? he says he's somebody at the end of his career, 80 years old. i'm sure what he wants to be able to do is to end his career with dignity and my hope is that that happens. now, i guess at the white house, what you could say is that what the president means here is that if there's an ethics trial, he hopes that charlie rangel is cleared of all charges, but it sounds to me what is happening is he's opening the door and is hoping charlie rangel walks through it. >> exactly, and the democrats have been opening that door for the past few weeks and charlie is not walking through that door.
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he's not going to go quietly into that dark night. but this underlines the problem that the president of the united states has. he ran as a reformer. he ran as an outsider. now, as james carville says, washington always wins. when you're president of the united states, you are the de facto party boss. you are the leader of your party. and so, the president, of course, has to look like that outside reformer. at the same time, though, he's got to worry about democrats in the house of representatives that he doesn't want to anger if he looks like he's too aggressively pushing charlie rangel overboard. >> does this story resonate across the country, joe? i'm here in new york, and obviously, it's a huge story here. does it resonate with voters across the country? >> charlie rangel's story resonates because it's easy for republicans challenging democrats to say, you know, the guy that they're letting run the tax committee has all these ethics charges because he doesn't pay his own taxes. that does resonate. i found in 1994 it was a lot easier to talk about dan
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rostenkowski's problem and jim rice's problem than to explain long-term deficits or structural debt. you saw the same thing in 2006. bush and the republicans had so many things going against them -- the economy, a huge deficit, katrina, iraq. and yet, it was the mark foley scandal, when that broke, that republicans looked at each other and said, that's it, we're going to lose control of congress. i'm sure democrats are very concerned out on the campaign trail right now about the same thing happening in 2010. >> real, real quickly, two quick subjects for you here, joe. boy, nancy pelosi is not only robert gibbs' comments yet, is she? >> no, she's not. >> she calls him the president's employee. eesh! >> yeah. i don't know if you saw "the new york times" story yesterday, but house democrats are striking out against the white house. they're being asked whether the white house is doing enough. they're getting curse no-comments. right now there is a division between the white house and the house of representatives. that's just a political reality. their political interests are diverging right now, and that's not a good thing for house
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democratic members. >> and finally, i'll take you back to november 2008, the night of the election. lincoln park, when the new first family walked on to that stage, did you ever imagine that some 20 months later we would ask the question, is barack obama a pro or a con when it comes to campaigning for democratic candidates? >> matt, it is stunning. that night was a remarkable night for most americans. he had a 71% approval rating when he was sworn in. no, i read "the new york times" article yesterday asking the question whether he would actually hurt candidates across america, and i just thought politics is such a fickle thing it happened from bill clinton from '92 to '94 and it's happened to barack obama from 2008 to 2010. harold mcmillen, british prime minister, said in politics, a week is a lifetime. i think we found out that two years is an eternity. >> on the other side of the coin, flipping fortunes, sarah palin on the losing end back in
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2008. now she's seen in some ways as the de facto leader of the tea party movement. could she be the big winner in november of this year? >> i think she could be the big winner. if you look what's happened in south carolina, in iowa, in california, her candidates are winning in a lot of states and she's selling an awful lot of books. sarah palin this weekend looked like she was having a great time doing what she's doing. goes back to another quote, paul simon, the senator from illinois, said "in politics, sometimes when you win, you lose, and sometimes when you lose, you win." right now, sarah palin, at least for her own political interests, is looking like a big winner. >> all right. joe scarborough. we're simulcasting msnbc and nbc. thanks for lending me your viewers, joe. >> thank you so much! the extra 10 million's really going to put you over the top. this show could really be something one day. i root for you guys. >> good seeing you, joe. say hi to mika. take care. >> all right. thank you so much. >> that was fun.
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we've got to check the rest of the morning's top stories, however. we have carl quintanilla from cnbc subbing for me this morning. good morning. >> good to see you. good morning, everybody. a huge relief effort is under way this morning in pakistan following flooding that has killed more than 1,100 people. more than 28,000 others have been trapped by floodwaters. the u.s. began delivering aid to the region on sunday. a dramatic rescue in china where flooding has killed more than 50 people. crews were able to save one man who was stuck in the middle of floodwaters for more than 40 hours. two young sisters are hospitalized this morning after they were stabbed over the weekend at a home in a very upscale suburb of new york city. nbc's jeff rossen joins us with that. jeff, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, carl, good morning to you. this is just an awful story for any parent to hear. those sisters you mentioned just 7 and 9 years old. their parents over the weekend were at a blues concert just down the street from their house, and so the kids' aunt was babysitting them. police say for some reason, that aunt lost control, went on a
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rampage. her picture is on your screen, lisa turkki of east syracuse, new york, and attacked these kids, stabbing the little girls, the little sisters, several times. they were later found bleeding on the kitchen floor. they are now in serious condition at the hospital nearby. lisa turkki is under arrest charged with first-degree assault. the motive here is still unclear. and you're looking at some pictures of the neighborhood on your screen right now. this is an incredibly upscale community. as you mentioned, carl. just to give you an idea of how ritzy it is, martha stewart lives right across the street from the family home and ralph lauren lives right down the block. once again, police trying to put all this together to figure out why it happened. the girls underwent hours and hours of surgery over the weekend and they are recovering this morning, carl. >> incredible. jeff rossen outside new york city, thanks very much, jeff. overseas markets are higher this morning. cnbc's trish regan is at the new york stock exchange, and trish, it's going to be a big week ahead. >> you said it, carl it certainly is going to be a big week. we've got a lot on the economic calendar. specifically, friday's a big
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one, because you've got the jobs report from the month of july. the expectation, carl, well, we can probably still expect some weakness when it comes to jobs. we don't anticipate here that this unemployment rate is really going to tick down as fast as people would like, nor are the number of jobs really going to be in great quantity for this economy. so, that's a biggie. keep an eye on it. on the plus, corporate earnings are looking pretty good these days. >> they are indeed. thank you very much. >> you bet. >> cnbc's trish regan. officials in alaska trying to figure out what caused the crash of a cargo plane saturday in denali national park, killing three crew members and sparking a forest fire fire. and all six people survived a crash of a skydiving plane sunday near buffalo, new york. police cannot believe everyone survived. it is 7:15. back to matt, ann and stephanie. sometimes jumping out of the plane is not a bad idea. >> that looks like it's destroyed. >> al isn't here, but he completed a half marathon over
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the weekend. >> in chicago. >> i talked to him yesterday. he said he was feeling good. we'll see. >> stephanie abrams is here. good to see you. >> you as well. let's talk about the heat. it's dangerous through the southern portion of the united states. heat advisories on the plains down to florida. in dallas it will be 106 degrees. that may get close to breaking a record there. throughout the rest of the country, however, it is going to be nice in the northeast. another great one from the 70s to 80s boston we had a big ridge of high pressure over the plains, here a strong sea breeze. an francisco right now, misty skies. temperatures 50s through the bra breakfast time. the mild summer pattern continues. livermore, pleasanton, los gatos hitting the 80s. otherwise 60s and 70s trending
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cooler mid week, warmer next weekend. and over to you. >> all right, stephanie. thanks. now to the disaster in the gulf. two women who lost their husbands in the "deepwater horizon" explosion are speaking out and they say they are frustrated in dealing with congress, trying to get simple justice for their loved ones. now an exclusive report. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. soon after the shock of losing their husbands, the widows found a law would limit what bp and other companies had to pay the families. they have been fighting to change the law. to their great frustration they are now caught up in the political swamp of washington. five times grief-stricken families of those killed on the "deepwater horizon" have come to washington to lobby for what they call simple justice. >> we just want to be treated
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fairly. >> we are doing as best we can. >> reporter: courtney kemp has two daughters. >> we talk about daddy every day. at night we pick out a star for him. >> reporter: because they died on an off-shore oil rig, a 90-year-old maritime law says they are due only lost future wages minus taxes and expenses, far less than the families could recover on an accident on land. shelly lost her husband jason. >> i don't think it's fair. it's saying jason is not worth what somebody else would be worth if they died on land or in the air. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi agreed and promised to change the law retroactively. the house passed a bill to do that. >> the bill is passed. >> reporter: but in the senate, their bill has gotten caught up in a longstanding battle between
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trial lawyers and maritime interests and then was put in a controversial energy package with much partisan wrangling. >> this is absolutely torturing them to have to see it and wait for partisan politics and special interests so their bill can be addressed. >> we don't care if you're a democrat, a republican. we need you to do the right thing and to help us get justice for our husbands. >> reporter: anderson calls the delay in congress heart-crushing. >> i celebrated my eighth anniversary on tuesday -- and that's what i wanted for my anniversary. i wanted it to all be done, have it finished and done with. >> reporter: some people, shelly, will look at this and say, this is all about money. >> i want people to be responsible. it is so not about the money. there is no amount of money that
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can bring my husband back. no amount of money that i wouldn't give back in a second to have him back here with us. >> reporter: a spokesman for republicans says the man running the senator, harry reid, won't allow a clean vote on the bill for the victims. a reid spokesman says the energy package offers the best chance to get victims what they need quickly. if that fails, they will pursue other strategies. >> thanks for your reporting, lisa. after a frenzy of anticipation, chelsea clinton tied the knot over the weekend. today natalie morales has details of the lavish, closely guarded wedding. good morning to you. >> that it was, matt. after weeks of speculation and secrets we are told it went off without a hitch saturday in rhinebeck, new york. a beaming bride, a handsome groom, proud parents and a spectacular event. by all accounts it was an affair
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to remember. >> about 500 guests showed up to astor courts for a magical evening. >> reporter: just before sun set chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky tied the knot on a beautiful sprawling estate overlooking the hudson river. >> bill walked his daughter down the aisle in front of a home that looked like the white house. >> reporter: the methodist bride and jewish groom opted for an interfaith ceremony. >> there was a rabbi and a minister in attendance. the couple were married under a beautiful chuppah made out of branches and flowers. >> reporter: chelsea wore an elegant strapless vera wang gown with beads. the mother-of-the-bride chose a fuscia-colored oscar de la renta guest. the couple read a short poem about enduring love called "the life that i have." >> bill gave a touching toast but held it together and didn't
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break down. >> reporter: most of the guests weren't the a-list celebrities many speculated, but those who personally know the couple. among the big names, madeline al bright, mary steenburgen and ted danson. >> i imagine they felt what we felt, joy. >> reporter: the clintons couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and they are happy to welcome marc to the family. >> chelsea and marc are so in love. you can see from the wedding photos that she's beaming. president clinton looked fit and trim. apparently chelsea encouraged her dad to lose 15 or 20 pounds before the big day. looks like he did just that. >> the clinton women looked fantastic. >> great, natalie. thank you very much. in the paper the next day reminding people the estate is for sale. if you want to grab a piece of history, you can do that. >> that would be expensive.
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we'll have much more coming up. >> on the wedding, the fashions, the toast and everything else we can think of. also ahead, lindsay lohan released from jail overnight. her next stop will be rehab. we'll get the latest in a live report. we'll get the latest in a live report.[ female announcer ] jobs leaving. a budget disaster. california on the brink. jerry brown's plan? you run for office and the assumption is, oh, i know what to do. you don't. i didn't have a plan for california. [ female announcer ] with our state in crisis, we need a governor with a plan. you need a real plan, something i'll acknowledge i did not have. [ female announcer ] jerry brown. no plan then. no plan now. meg whitman. a plan for jobs. log on. learn more.
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>> a lot of low clouds around the bay area. eventually for the afternoon, an all-say sea breeze not warming up a lot. 85 in livermore. san jose over to oak land, the north bay valleys, the winds out of the south, should be staying in the 70s around petaluma. mild temperatures for this first week of august, trending cooler inland, then rebounding some as we head towards next weekend. time is 7:27. more news after the short break
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today is the first of a scheduled five-day strike for health care workers in oak land. certified nursing assistants are rallying outside two assisted living centers this rally in oakland. they're at piedmont gardens and gramly gardens. health care workers are not happy with their contract including an increase in how much they pay for health care. another local news update in about a half hour. the "today" show returns in a half minute.
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7:30 now on a monday morning, 2nd of august, 2010. not a bad start to the day in midtown manhattan. we understand there is a chance of showers here in new york. as the day progresses, hopefully these people will be off shopping and sightseeing by that time. we will get to the forecast in a moment. inside studio 1-a, i'm matt lauer with ann curry who's in for meredith this morning. just ahead, she's out. lindsay lohan is out of jail after being released from the lynnwood county jail overnight in los angeles. we'll have details in a live report coming up in a couple of minutes. and also just ahead, guess
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what? teens are more likely to be killed in distraction crashes than any other age group, but according to a new study, 84% know it's dangerous. why doesn't that stop them from allowing themselves to be distracted? we'll get into that coming up. on a much lighter note, more on the fashion choices for chelsea, hillary and bill clinton at the former first daughter's wedding. we'll be talking about that. but first we begin with lindsay lohan's overnight release from jail and what's next for the troubled actress. we have nbc's lee cowan with more on the story just outside of los angeles with more on the story. good morning, lee. >> good morning, ann. yeah, lindsay lohan is indeed a free woman this morning -- sort of. she was locked up at an all women's facility since july 20th and was released very early this morning. but instead of going home, she was escorted directly to rehab. some people say serving that part of the sentence could be just as tough. >> lindsay lohan was released from custody at 1:35 this morning.
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per a court order, she has been sent directly to her next destination which is a treatment center. >> reporter: freedom for lindsay lohan is fleeting, at least for now. her early morning release from her almost two-week stint behind bars is to be followed by confinement of a different kind. the judge is insistent that post-jail, a 90-day in-patient drug treatment facility is the only way lohan will stop repeating her criminal and addictive behaviors. >> i would like the transition to be sooner, rather than later. >> reporter: they wouldn't talk about what she is suffering from. most experts agree three months may only be a start at recovery. either way, it's not lohan's choice. >> the court is the one that's deciding which rehab facility that she's going to go to. >> reporter: it could be anywhere among a host of world renowned treatment facilities here in california. but wherever it is, it won't be cheap. at this facility in newport
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beach, for example, the price -- >> it will reportedly cost about $75,000 for the three months that she'll be there. >> reporter: lohan's previous adventures in rehab -- three at least -- have been less than successful. she's relapsed, all while trying to find work. >> the hollywood cliche is that hollywood loves a comeback. and it's very true. if lindsay can clean herself up personally, then she can think about coming back professionally. >> isn't it delicious? >> reporter: her latest effort, a spoof of marilyn monroe in a soon to be released film called "underground comedy 2010." >> the most offensive movie ever made. >> reporter: the trailer hints it's a bit part, but with a biting message. >> lindsay lohan settles the score with the media. >> reporter: that scene was shot just before lohan's jail sentence. her alcohol monitoring bracelet clearly visible. it may not have helped. the judge hopes rehab will.
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>> reporter: lohan's attorney asked the judge for breathing room, about 24 hours before leaving the facility and headed to rehab, but apparently the judge thought that was a luxury lohan didn't deserve. >> lee, thanks. donny deutsch is from an ad agency here in new york. dr. julie holland is a psychiatrist and author of "weekends at bell view." good morning to you. >> good morning. >> dr. holland, let me start with you. because of your experience. based on your experience and what we know about lindsay lohan's situation, can you describe what you think might be her state of mind after spending 13 days in jail? >> well, it seemed like she did okay. i think some people were expecting a paris hilton-like breakdown. that didn't happen. so, obviously, she survived. she survived being alone with herself, which i think a good first step. now she's got a lot of work to do. now the work begins.
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she's got a good three months of rehab ahead of her. hopefully, she'll do well. >> can you describe what will happen in rehab and what her chance of recovery? >> it depends exactly where she goes and what kind of a program she goes to. a lot of rehabs are 12-step-oriented. what might be good for here is something called a dual diagnosis where they look not only at drug and alcohol abuse but look and see if there are other things going on psychologically or psychiatryically. it may be complicated. if she has depression, attention deficit disorder, bipolar disorder. there may be more than just alcohol and drugs here. you need a certain amount of time off medicines, off drugs to see what she looks like, what her baseline is. then you better know what you're dealing with. >> i want to bring donny deutsch into this. a lot of people watching this have been rolling their eyes, including at the media for our coverage of the story. is it possible that lindsay lohan could emerge from all of this a winner, that she
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could prove that she is better, do better? >> i'm going to be cynical as a dad. this is a sad story. but i want to talk about the cold, hard business. right now, if you cast her in a movie. if an a director gets ahold of her six months from now, where would there be more appeal? a movie with her or natalie portman who is an ivy leaguer who is on the straight and narrow? we celebrate this stuff. robert downey, jr. bigger than ever. somebody on their way down? second sexiest on their way out. she's an actress with chops. people in hollywood believe she can act. if she can get her act together she'll be bigger than ever. this is the crazy world we live? >> crazy world we live in, but it's not as if -- if someone has talent like robert downey jr., we forgive them and want to see the talent. if she didn't have talent that's a different story. >> different story. she's a great actress and i can
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say, you know what, this could be a plot for a great career move. look at britney spears. this is almost a model now. this is the crazy world we live in. there is so much heat on her, but she needs a mentor. but she needs a serious director who's going to bet on her. she needs that guidance. but if i'm a betting man, i think she'll be bigger than ever. this is part of the crazy world we live in. >> part of what's in her favor is she's young. people see she may have an opportunity as she grows up. dr. holland, what can you tell us in terms of the support she's going to need, however, to get to state that we're talking about? what she's about to go through is very, very difficult. can you describe just how? >> you know, i think one of the things that might be helpful for her that they do in rehab is they have family programs. they have family therapy. they treat the family as a unit. they treat the patient as part of a dysfunctional family. that might be helpful for her, is to pull the parents in. >> dr. julie holland, thank you. donny deutsch, thank you very much. >> great to be here. >> you're never without an
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opinion. let's check on the weather with stephanie abrams in for al. >> thanks, ann. we have a family visiting from kentucky. is there anything in new york city that reminds you of kentucky? >> the friendly people. >> friendly people in new york city! everyone's agreeing with you. let's look at the weather. we are keeping a close eye on the tropics. this could become colin over the next couple of days, our next named system. we'll look at the track coming up coming up later. otherwise, sunshine in the northeast. also in the northwest with comfortable temperatures, but heat in the south. now a look at what's happening outside your door. a view of san jose shows the gray starts the morning. we've been in this pattern for quite some time. towards lunch time, sunshine inland. 70s for inland spots. san francisco and oakland in the 60s. should see mid 80s around places like pleasanton today. we will trend cooler by mid week and warming up next weekend.
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no real signs of any heat in your seven-day forecast. >> and it's addy's 4th birthday today. her grandparents are celebrating your birthday forecast. go to 24 hours a day. matt? >> thank you very much. more than two months after his mysterious disappearance the search for kyron horman is the biggest missing child search in oregon history. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. days can feel like weeks for kane horman and desiree young, but they have never given up hope. >> i look at his pictures all the time because they make me smile. i stay focused on that. >> reporter: staying focused has never been so difficult. their son kyron disappeared back on june 4th. his search, the largest in oregon state history, and still
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no sign of their little boy. >> i just open his bedroom just to see his toys, his pictures. >> it's just hard to go in there and know that he's not with us. >> reporter: now eight weeks have passed but you're confident he'll come home? >> yeah. >> reporter: although the couple separated when kyron was a baby they have been united through his disappearance and in their suspicion of terri horman, the last person to see kyron before he disappeared. are you under the impression that she could bring him home? >> i believe she has information that could assist in his coming home. >> reporter: did you see any troubling signs leading up to kyron's disappearance that struck you as odd? >> some unhappiness in the marriage, yeah. some ups and downs in our relationship, yeah.
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anything to this magnitude? no, absolutely not. >> reporter: even with a grand jury investigation under way, kyron's parents refuse to believe the worst. a 2nd grader who wouldn't cross the street alone, a boy who h hasn't been seen all summer long. >> we love you. don't be afraid. we're coming. >> reporter: during all of this time, terri horman has never been named a suspect. now her divorce attorney wants to put her legal separation with her estranged husband on hold citing all the criminal allegations. matt? >> miguel, as always, thank you very much. coming up next, teens come clean on what they are actually doing behind the wheel. the startling results of a new suey on distracted driving. we'll fill you in right after this. hey, i'm jennifer hudson and i'm winning.
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wheel. could you ever imagine your child could be so dumb? chances are the answer is yes according to a new study by "seventeen" and aaa magazine. these are not good results, ladies. good morning to you both. >> good morning. >> you're a parent and you have a teenager with a learner's permit or driver's license. that teen is about to drive out of the driveway. this has to freak you out. 86% of teens admit to driving while distracted. >> the bigger question is why are they still doing it? they know that it's dangerous. they text, eat, fill the car with their friends. they know this is dangerous and they are doing it anyway. >> this is no longer the exception to the rule. this is the rule to the exception. >> right, absolutely, matt. you know, the key to this really, you talked about the parents that are out there and the teen is backing out of the driveway this morning. the key is parental involvement.
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we weren't surprised with the survey because we have made progress. but 6,000 teens die in motor crashes every year in this country. to put it in context, during the process of the four-hour "today" show, three teens will be killed. distraction ups the ante on that. >> i said 86% of teens admit to doing it. 84% say, we know it's dangerous even while we are doing it. when you look at the numbers here, you can't rely on another teenager in the car saying to the driver, hey, stop doing that. they're probably doing it, too. >> even more scary. this affects everyone, not just the drivers but passengers as well. 40% of teens say they have been scared when in the car with someone who's driving while distracted. >> the question is are they piping up and saying something about it? >> the interesting thing about this is not only the behavior. we got a sneak peek at the behavior. but their perceptions about the safety behind the wheel. you know, a lot of teens in the
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survey we saw said, you know, we think multi tasking is easy. we do it all the time. they don't think it's going to happen to them. >> it won't happen to me. >> what happens if you're driving on the highway, you're behind a car and you see it drifting. you can bet when you get alongside the driver he or she will be texting, eating or on the phone. >> what we know to be true at aaa and we studied for years is for every two seconds you take your eyes off the road, you are twice as likely to be involved in a car crash. it literally takes two seconds. this partnership is to bring awareness to teens and parents who are a key part of this. it's so important. >> you said something a second ago -- that it takes a lot of parental involvement. do you know what else? it takes parents not doing it themselves. how many times do you see parents doing it with kids in the back seat? >> it's important. get your kids in a driver education program but be involved, get a parent-teen
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agreement and don't do it yourself. i have a 15-year-old. i have to turn off the phone and not text. they're going to do what they see you do. >> a lot of states are passing anti-texting and driving laws. do we have any idea whether in the early stages they are having an impact? >> i think what's more important than the laws are the things that parents can do before their kid gets behind the wheel. tell them to set a playlist. don't fiddle with the radio. you can download great apps to your phone that hold your calls and texts as you're driving. those are front line defenses. tell your kids to limit the number of friends in the car. it's easy for teens. just say, "my parents will kill me if i cram the car full of friends." >> states are really taking up the cause. you know, we started a campaign at aaa last year, as a matter of fact, to get text banning laws on the books in all states by 2013. 30 of them have passed the laws.
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8:00 now on a monday morning, the second day of august, 2010. it's a beautiful day here in the northeast. stephanie says we've got some showers moving in for later. beautiful right now, but we have hints of a few clouds out here on rockefeller plaza. thanks to these folks for starting their week with us. >> i like the temperature. it's just perfect. >> delightful. 73 degrees and low humidity. we'll take it. out on the plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry in for meredith. she's back tomorrow. they are call it the social event of the year. how many of you went to chelsea
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clinton's wedding? [ cheers ] >> apparently it was the social event of the decade. we'll talk about the fashion, the toast and the tears in a few minutes. also, we'll talk about different kinds of families. you could look at examples from television. "everybody loves raymond" or maybe the huxtables from "the cosby show." the question is how does the family dynamic affect how your child becomes a human being but also how well they do in school. there is new research about that. >> also, there are hero cops and then there are the oth"the othe" will farrell and mark wahlberg are in a new comedy called "the other guys" and they will stop by to chat about it. >> that's an unusual match-up. now for a check of the news with carl quintanilla in for us this morning. hey, carl. thank you very much.
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good morning. this could be the first step to a permanent kill on the bp spill in the gulf of mexico. hundreds of barrels of mud and cement could start filling the well this evening. the process will start from the top, a so-called static kill followed by a bottom kill through a relief well in a week. the united states is sending $10 million in raid to flood-ravaged pakistan. aid flights started sunday and will continue for days. more than 28,000 are trapped and whole villages have been washed away by pakistan's worth floods on record. an aunt is accused of stabbing her nieces in upstate new york. the two girls, 7 and 9, are in serious condition. they were found on the kitchen floor in the home in katonah. the aunt was watching the girls while their parents were at a concert nearby. a crash killed three crew
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members in denali national park starting a forest fire. a federal investigation into the cause of the crash starts today. president obama addresses the disabled american veterans convention in atlanta today. he is expected to chart a course for the nation's changing mission in iraq as the u.s. prepares to end its combat operations there and assume a more advisory role. iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad called on president obama for a one-on-one debate to see who has the best solutions for the world's problems. this as iran faces sanctions for its nuclear problems. it's 8:03. >> thanks, carl. stephanie abrams is in the crowd filling in for al this morning. >> hey, guys. look at this. no boys could come. we have a group of ten here.
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let's see why the boys couldn't come. why is this all girls? >> we needed a break from the men. they go on vacations and we wanted to be by ourselves with no snoring. >> i love that you gave them a shoutout. that was nice. let's have a look at the weather. maybe you're taking your girls' trip in south bend, indiana. it will be warm at 89 degrees. very nice there. there is a risk of severe here a look at the golden gate bridge. mist and low clouds. one of the reasons low 60s for highs around san francisco and upper 80s to mid-80s to san jose and mid-80s livermore and the warmer weather with low 90s way inland. as we head through the middle part of the week strong her seabreeze and more cooling before temperatures rebound approaching the weekend.
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you, matt. the world is waiting to see pictures of the beautiful bride and her dress of choice and she did not disappoint. ♪ >> reporter: chelsea clinton said "i do" in a custom made vera wang dress. >> it was a gorgeous dress. lots of silk organza. it was fitted at the bodice. fell into a beautiful ball skirt and it was pleated with tulle, cinched at the waist with an embellished belt. she kept her hair pulled back, the makeup simple and very delicate jewelry accented the whole look. traditional, topped off with a veil. classic and simple, yet it had that sort of fairy tale element to it. >> reporter: vera wang also made the gown for ivanka trump's wedding last year. the simplicity of the dress was similar to the one done for carolyn kennedy, jr.
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the secretary of state hillary rodham clinton wore a flowing green dress for the rehearsal inciden dinner. for the nuptials she went for a fuscia dress by her go-to designer. >> hillary opted for an oscar de la renta gown. he's a long-time family friend. >> reporter: before saturday's wedding there was a lot of speculation about who would design chelsea's wedding dress -- vera wang or oscar de la renta. a number of websites favored de la renta. he makes cloths for the secretary of state and also made jenna bush's gown in 2008. we received a clue when chelsea was photographed arriving in cognito at wang's studio. marc mezvinsky and the proud father of the bride looked dapper in suits by christopher
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bailey. but chelsea clinton shined the brightest on her big day. >> she just looked so happy. it was the definition of a blushing bride. >> while the cost of the dress is pure guesswork, some say as much as $20,000. like modern brides, chelsea changed dresses for the reception. it was another ivory wang. we are told it w. meanwhile her bridesmaids wore chiffon with plum bows. >> that went over my head. ladies and gentlemen, good morning to all of you. >> good morning. >> scale of 1 to 10, starting with rosemary, fashions of the day. >> it was an exceptional wedding party. chelsea was a 9. >> 9.
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colin? >> i think she was a 10. we have seen chelsea grow up. she was almost an awkward teen. she was radiant, confident as she walked down the aisle. >> i think she was 10-plus. >> first of all, why haven't we seen photos of the bridesmaids and the groomsmen? >> it's unbelievable how secretive they have kept this. we know very little about the wedding. not only the vendors but everyone on the guest list has been careful not to talk about this. >> also the party line seems to be that this couple prefers to keep their privacy. everyone we spoke to, we probably approached 60 to 70 guests. 30 different people involved with the planning of the wedding. everyone seemed to have the same plan. >> except for the fact that it's tough for a television show because we rely on images, the idea that they are not releasing photos of the bridesmaids and
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groomsmen protects their privacy. what do they do other than become friends of these people? >> celebrity drives so much in this country. everybody wants these pictures. they are smart to hand out the official pictures. the president of the united states is the only one to close down the airspace. if it weren't for that we would have seen more. >> they closed it because of hillary clinton, the secretary of state. but chelsea grew up as a very loving daughter. at times she felt the media may not have been as fair to her parents. therefore, she wasn't going out of her way to do things for the media. she's a loving girl. >> rosemary, what did you think of hillary's outfits? >> she chose two vibrant colors. the oscar de la renta on saturday was particularly striking. >> and bill clinton, i saw a
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photo of him walking chelsea down the aisle on the cover of many of the newspapers. thin. >> looking very thin. >> thin and conservative in the black suit. i guess we wouldn't have expected him in a white tux with the blue tie i wore to high school prom. fitting for the occasion. >> you look at the pictures and in 20 years you say this is timeless beauty, timeless elegan elegance. >> let me ask you about the reports in the weeks before the wedding. we were supposed to see oprah, barbra streisand and -- >> pure speculation. >> they were not there. >> i don't think they were invited. i think people expected the wedding to be studded with celebrities, but this is about close family and friends. >> the lack of information kicked up the rumor mill. >> you know, mary steenburgen said something so beautiful. everybody notices a bride when
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she comes down the aisle. with chelsea, they remember her as she's left the room. >> it's tacky to talk about the costs, but some said it was in the millions. some criticized the high price tag and as a wedding planner you're going, don't criticize that. >> please. >> exactly. >> but too much money to spend in a bad economy. i look at it as, it's their money, not taxpayer money. >> president clinton, secretary of state clinton have made so many incredible contributions to society. they deserve to have their child go down the aisle and spend the money the way they want to. it's good for the industry. >> and the clinton foundation does wonderful, wonderful work. it's not like they had money their whole life. finally, they are in a position fiscally to do wonderful things. why not? they have also helped the economy. >> it's a stimulus plan, right? >> it's the wedding stimulus plan. >> matt, i brought something to show you. this was the personal bridesmaid
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president that jacquelyn kennedy gave to her bridesmaids in 1953. on the front it has her initials, jacquelyn lee bouvier. on the back, june 12, 1953, st. mary's church. >> we don't know what chelsea gave to her bridesmaids. >> we probably never will. >> we were told the guests received clinton vine yard wines. >> nothing to do with the clintons. just the same name. >> thank you very much for wrapping up the wedding of the decade. we appreciate it. coming up next, should you want your family to be more like the huxtables or the cast of "everybody loves raymond." the impact family interactions ca.veyo kids righ after this. [ female announcer ] food myth #9.
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8. this morning on today's family, how family dynamics can affect your children. when you watch classic tv shows do you relate to the cosby clan or the gang from "everybody loves raymond." there is a new study that uses these examples to show you family interactions can impact your children, how they do in school and life. sharon jason wrote about the story for usa today and we have an educational psychologist.
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it was a study covering 234 families looking at how 6-year-olds do. what specifically were they looking for? >> what they were looking for is to see how the children's social, emotional and behavior in school would affect their later life. what happened is they wanted to make sure that academic success is definitely something that is proven better if they start out and adjust well early. >> so we looked at -- and they found -- three family types. they couldn't find more than that, right? >> no. they looked for others but they confirmed what psychologists have long known. >> for example, there is the enmeshed family. first of all, describe the enmeshed family. >> the enmeshed family is like the "everybody loves raymond." there is a meddling, a little hostility, but you know there is love there. the problem there is that there
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is a lot of emotion and a lot of conflict. >> what are we learning about how it affects the children? >> number one is in the time when they are growing up in the family, because they are so entwined with one another, the conflict builds. number two, their identity of who i am, they get concerned about that. later in life, they don't have the ready for life status. they are not growing up as fast because they are reliant on each other. >> how does that affect school work? >> well, the school work is anything they start out with this difficult social adjustment. it affects school work. >> inability to focus and concentrate is the first one that a kindergarten teacher looks at. sand box skills are harder. they don't have the ability to get along and that's a strong correlation. not the flash card drills but how you relate to life and the security level you have. >> you have the second category which you said before the
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interviews these are kind of patterns people have known about before. they couldn't find more than these three. the second is the cohesive family. sounds like a healthy example. >> that's the huxtables. as a family you feel like everything's going to be okay. when they have problems they get through them. when they have differences they resolve conflicts and the fact is everybody knows that in the long run the kids are supported. the kids feel secure and safe. >> i would imagine that the impact on the kids is good. >> this is the gold standard. there is no perfect family and it's impossible to be the huxtables. that's a 22-minute scripted sit co com. but it gives the kids messages that i'm worthwhile and capable. wow, when they walk in the classroom door they have an edge. >> it tells us how important it is to give our kids that. >> the converse of that is called the disengaged family. this is a family where they are really not talking.
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>> they're not talking. this was the 1980 movie "ordinary people" which showed this. no attachment. very little connection. very little warmth and it was a very cold atmosphere. >> in the list we saw controlling as well. there could be negative communication. a lot of anger, criticism. >> and not a lot of talking about emotions or feelings and the impact on a child can be deadly. to the extreme of that family, the child walks in with heightened levels of depression, heightened levels of anxiety and also more likely to act out or be more aggressive. >> this is a correlation now between the family types and how our kids do in school. is there a way to extrapolate that to how we become in life based on the family we were raised in. >> yes. the number one thing you are looking for is the child's ability to become a well-adjusted human being. we see there is no perfect family, but the cohesive unit is
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the one that will give you the best edge on life. also reduce the risk factors for a child. there is no geent, but if you're a family, i would look at how the dynamics are and say, that's what i'm trying to build toward. >> if you are an educator? >> an educator needs to look at this. the social adjustment of the kids is the key to academic success. >> all right. thank you so much for your perspective on this new information. >> great. >> we're going to talk to -- on a much lighter note, a dynamic duo. we have will farrell and mark wahlberg talking about their new movie. that'sin.
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8:27 right now. i'm laura garacia-cannon. >> there was an earlier accident on southbound 101 aned san antonio and it had things tied up for a few minutes and causing a back upnow out of redwood city and palo alto. both directions is a typically slow down. san francisco an early morning sigalert cleared a long time ago and slowing northbound heading up towards the lower deck and southbound deting getting out of san francisco as well and golden gate bridge into and out of san francisco, rob, you explain that. >> a lot of mist and fog there across the peninsula right now.
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low clouds. i know it's august but the temperature is not going to reflect the fact we're still in summer. 85 livermore. only 60s around oakland and san francisco today. in fact, inland spots probably cooling off a little bit more by mid week as the sea breeze turns stronger and warm up some over the weekend. more news after the break. 8:27 right now.
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story we first brought you last month. nbc bay area just got word that
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a childhood development center in oakland are open this morning. they were supposed to close on friday because of state and local budget cuts. more than a hundred parents protested. now they say the school board reinstated their funding. the centers serve nearly a thousand underprivileged kids offering everything from preschool programs to summer and after-school activities. i'll have another local news update for you in about a half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great morning!
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8:30 now on a monday morning. it's the 2nd day of august 2010. we have a big crowd in the plaza and they are particularly excited because they are joined by two of hollywood's heavy hitters, will farrell and mark wahlberg. those two are coming up in a new comedy called "the other guys" which should be an interesting
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pairing. we'll talk to them in a couple of minutes. meanwhile, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and carl quintanilla. nice to have you with us, carl, as always. what's going on? >> are you eating enough fieb s fiber? that's the question of the morning. most of us aren't. why is it important? why exactly and how do we get it? that's coming up. >> what i eat too much of is ice cream. >> i love ice cream. >> we'll talk about some of the low fat and low-cal varieties. sometimes you get more than you bargained for. we'll look at the different kinds of ice cream that come in different shapes and sizes. >> ann's going to hook you up with ice cream with fiber in it. we'll take care of you. >> ice cream you can chew, right. >> we have a busy half hour ahead. al is off today. stephanie abrams has a check of the weather.
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good morning. >> you're coming from florida and you're from -- >> south carolina around savannah and hilton head. >> what's happening down there? >> friday the heat index was 120. >> we have nice wer eaor fyou. let's have a look at the forecast to see where it will be the hottest. that's basically throughout orxateon to the lower mississippi valley. that's where the sun is shining. otherwise storms turn severe later today through the center of the country. gorgeous in the n here is a look at the san ma toy ma say owe bridge. a lot of haze out and breakup inland. no worries about heat with our forecast. it's mild for this time of the year. 60s from san francisco to oakland and 70s to near 80 in san jose. inland out to the tri-valley should see low to mid-80s today. mild temperatures through the mid week and warming as we we head towards the rebound and
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should see the numbers rebounding to the late to mid-80s by next saturday. in dallas today it will be hot, near record highs. find out if you will have a record high in your town by going to 24 hours a day. ann? >> coming up, we have a couple of fun guys in the house. we have will farrell and mark wahlberg after this. this is "today" on nbc.
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find out what an experienced re/max agent can do for you. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit today. we're back now at 8:35 with "the other guys," the name of the new action-comedy starring mark wahlberg and will farrell as a pair of mismatched detectives here in new york city. guys, good morning. nice to have you. welcome back, i should say. you have been here a lot. you didn't know each other before shooting this, right? >> no. >> no. i had just serenaded mark at the oscars, if you recall. >> remind me of that.
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how did that go? >> john c. reilly and myself and jack black sang a song about comedians not getting respect. we kept pointing out people in the audience, specifically mark and that he was such a bad--that we weren't going to mess with him. >> i was dying to do a comedy. who better to do it with? him and adam invited me to dinner and asked if i would be in the movie with them. i said, are you kidding? i didn't even read the script. >> it is an odd pairing. you have been here a lot and when you're here, mark, when you go away i think this is an intelligent, serious-minded guy and then you're here i think, he -- >> not. >> not intelligent or serious-minded? >> no. he's a buffoon. >> did you make him watch your old movies before he worked with you? >> that's required of everyone
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on my set, yeah. >> i thought he was owen wilson at first. >> i got used to it. >> tell me about "the other guys." what's the movie about? >> we're basically obviously two detectives that have been paired with each other. i'm someone who loves paperwork to the point of -- in fact, i don't want to go out in the field at all. mark is the opposite. he's -- because of an unfortunate circumstance he accidentally shot derek jeter -- he's been demoted -- >> in this city, that's not good. in boston you get a promotion for that. >> we are actually screening the movie tomorrow in boston. being a red sox fan i was like, are you kidding? i get to shoot derek jeter? yeah! meeting him, he's a great guy. i have so much respect for him. but it was a lot of fun. it was not difficult to shoot derek jeter at the time. he'd just won the world series. supposed to be game 7 so i was
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working the tunnel and he comes out with an ipod and baseball bat. i'm so trigger happy that i pulled the trigger. he's going out for batting practice. >> it was derek's fault in the context. >> it was game 7 and everybody hates me. >> we're an odd couple that become the new detective force. >> so it's a buddy movie. >> yeah. >> if you look at buddy combinations in the past, are you more the batman & robin type, starsky & hutch, peaches and herb? what are you most like? >> the pressure's on, man. you're the comedy guy. >> probably peaches and herb. i like that one. >> reunited and it feels so good. >> yeah. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> you're under arrest. you have the right to remain silent. anything you do or say can be used -- um, what's the next part? >> as a flotation device.
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>> as a flotation device. that's very funny. i have never miranda'd anyone before. >> is this for real? am i being punked? >> you gained weight for the movie. >> yeah. >> what was your splurge of choice? >> i got anything i could get my hands on -- lots of doughnuts. i was training for a movie i did before "the fighter" and i had to put on weight to do a couple of scenes. so in eight months i ate everything i could. >> how much did you gain. >> oh, 30. then they said you have to lose all the weight. we need more shots of you. >> i gained more. >> your splurge of choice? >> burritos filled with doughnuts. >> after working with him would you do another one with him? >> the question is with him. he has to be miserable in interviews with me. they created a monster because i was really shy coming in and
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then they encouraged me to be crazy and funny. now they can't turn me off. >> i don't want to make you feel bad but you may not know we start opposite each other -- starred opposite each other in "land of the lost." what surprised me is i wasn't killed off at the end of the movie. if there is a sequel, i will probably get a call, aren't i? >> without a doubt, yeah. >> will there be a sequel? >> i think the sequel is just based on you, yeah. >> it will be a spin-off. >> yeah. >> will farrell, mark wahlberg, good to see you. pleasure to have you here. "the other guys" opens this friday in theaters nationwide. up next, easy ways to sneak more fiber into your diet. you can bulk up for your next movie. this is "today" on nbc. [ son ] i'm a good son. dependable. i call my mom every week.
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this morning on eat smart today, the facts on fiber. a high fiber diet can help you lose weight, reduce the risk of heart disease. the average american consumes less than half the recommended daily amounts. joy bower is going to tell us basically what for. good morning, joy. >> good morning. >> we all know we are supposed to eat fiber. why exactly? >> okay. well, fiber is also known as roughage. it comes packaged in plant-based foods. it travels through our systems undigested. while it is in its travels it has the amazing capability of blocking cholesterol absorption and that's a reason why a high fiber diet enhances overall heart health. also it helps with carbohydrate ab sorps and it bulks up our stools and regulates them. >> people don't realize that eating high fiber can help you
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lose weight. >> it can. >> is that because it's basically helping you digest everything or is it because you lose fat? >> no, you will lose fat. that's because foods that are naturally rich in fiber -- vegetables, fruits, true whole grains and legumes are lower in calories. when you eat them you displace fattening foods but also they are more filling. fiber absorbs water so it swells in the belly and keeps you feeling full long after you finish the meal. it's all good. >> people and companies realize that we need more fiber. you see products out that say they have fiber in them. >> right. and the artificial sweeteners, white pastas, yogurt, even jams and jellies are adding fiber. i don't think this is a gimmick. i think companies are acknowledging the fact that fiber is critical and we are not getting enough. the problem is we don't have a lot of research on added fiber.
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this is not naturally occurring fiber. it is added during the manufacturing process. we don't know if it reacts in the body is same way that natural fiber does. >> wouldn't that depend on what kind of fiber is added? >> no. it's still added. again, it doesn't come packaged within a food naturally. >> this has flaxseeds in it. that's good. >> that's a healthy product, but some of the products -- juice doesn't normally have fiber. they are adding it in. white pasta, they are adding in fiber. splenda, they are adding fiber in. this is not the place you want to get all of your fiber. >> let's talk about how much we should get and where we should be getting it from. really, this is your little pile here of great options. >> we should get 21 to 25. men should get between 35 and 38. we don't even get half that amount. >> who measures grams? what are we talking about? one of these?
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>> any plant-based food has fiber. this shows you the superstars for fiber. for example, all fruit is great but blackberries and raspberries for a cup give you eight grams of fiber. half a cup of beans, 100% whole grain pasta, another winner. low fat popcorn, even microwaved or air popped is fabulous. broccoli is wonderful. any whole grain bran flake cereal. it's easy to get. >> what about nuts and seeds? >> fabulous. just monitor your portions because you don't want to go overboard on calories. those are stellar foods with great fiber. >> you talked about how much -- for example, how much broccoli would you have to eat for a day's required broccoli. >> you don't want to get it all from broccoli. >> i want mine all from popcorn. can i have this entire bowl? >> well, four cups of light
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popcorn would run about 120 calories and gives you five grams of fiber. you would get about five grams from a cup of broccoli. >> you don't have to eat that much. >> no. just make smart food choices and the more plant-based food, the better. when you get fiber from whole some sources you are getting all the other nutrient-rich ingredients that come packaged in the food as well. >> can i tell you something? if there is one note that's been sounded on how we stay healthy, the one note is always, it seems to me, to go back to basics, to eat the stuff that comes off the tree, out of the ground, to use less processed foods. that's the consistent message. >> plant-based food. and it's relatively inexpensive, accessible, easy to prepare and delicious. >> it's a reason to get back in the garden and grow things. thank you very much this morning for really great advice. just ahead, we have eight surprising ways you can feel
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younger. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:49. this september, nbc news is launching an unprecedented look
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at the state of education in this country. >> that's right. we are calling it education nation. here's one woman's touching story about how important education can be when it comes to changing one family's destiny. >> reporter: jeremy looks about as happy as any 8-year-old boy could be. but he's been dancing around some of the most painful realities a child could face. beginning before he was born when his mom, cindy, lost an apartment cleaning job in arizona. that's when things started to go downhill? >> yeah. >> reporter: cindy was offered the drug crystal meth and she took it. even after jeremy's birth the drugs proved stronger than a mother's love. >> it was all about the drug. you have to find the next hit. where will i go? what will i do? who's got something? >> reporter: unable to care for jeremy, cindy's mom took jeremy to ohio to raise him. even after two years in 1st grade, jeremy was failing to reach the 2nd grade. >> his teacher had a meeting
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with my mom and the principal and said they were going to expel him. >> reporter: back in arizona, cindy continued her downward spiral. how bad did it get? >> i was living on the street. actually, that's when i hit rock bottom. i got caught stealing pork chops because i was hungry. >> reporter: after she was arrested and spent ten days in jail, cindy had an epiphany. >> i really wanted my son. that was the most important thing in my life. >> reporter: she decided to rejoin jeremy. and when they were reunited, they made a pact. they would both study hard. jeremy to reach 2nd grade and cindy to get her ged and then a job. >> his teacher sends home notes all the time. she said that she can't believe the change in jeremy since i've been here. >> reporter: just recently, jeremy got his end of the year report. >> yay! you're promoted. >> reporter: and he made it into 2nd grade. then cindy got the results of
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her ged test. >> you worked hard for that. >> very hard. >> reporter: emotional. >> yeah. i think i did good. give me a hug. i love you. >> i love you, too. >> reporter: did your son do it? >> yep. >> reporter: your love for him. today, cindy is determined to get a job as a nurse and lift herself and her family out of poverty. >> oh, i'm sure i can make it happen. >> reporter: you are? why? >> because i have a son that pushes me every day. every day i wake up and i see this face, i know i have to do it. >> she's trying her best. >> reporter: a mother and her son, learning to build a new life against the odds. >> you know, this is a story that's happening all across america. we assume, a lot of us, that everyone gets a chance to graduate from high school. we assume people get opportunity in this country, but the truth
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is a lot of people don't. this idea that -- we also know that with education, we need that to be able to rise and get the jobs we need to take care of the family. >> it's the power of support, of role models. a lot of kids go through school without active involvement from their parents. some parents don't even check report cards. if you have a parent who's involved and has something at stake, it can drive both parties. we don't talk enough about teachers in this country and the role they play. >> this is really why, as a network, we are trying to pay attention to education coming up. i think it might be fair to say that we are really at a -- i wouldn't say a breaking point, but a major moment. we have to create the opportunity for this country to stop being low on the list in terms of achievement in grades. >> schools, budgets are under pressure for the next couple of years and a lot of this will fall on the parents.
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>> any age, too. >> that's right. >> coming in september here at 30 rock nbc will have big thinkers from all over to talk about how to fix the education system. >> we have more of "today" coming up right after your local news. those people are happy
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muny operators will about to get a 6% pay raise. san francisco city charter says operators must earn an hourly wage. the average of the two highest rates in the country. so their average raise is about two jumps from 27.92 an hour to $29.52 an hour. the operators union recently rejected a plan that would have
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saved muni millions of dollars. we have a local news update for you in about 30 minutes. the "today" show returns in about two minutes. have a great morning. the huge new suburb planned for the shores of san francisco bay will forever change life along the bay. i'm suzanne shaw. redwood city plan would be the largest bay lands development since foster city with up to 12,000 homes. we need the jobs. but opposition has spread to nearby cities. activists shout, "save the bay. return the old salt ponds to wetlands." the owner offers to restore some marchs. can it be done? can scientists and planners build safely at sea level? critics say no, stop the studies.
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nbc bay area agrees with redwood city to move forward with environmental reviews owe developer's cost. learn more at nbc we're back with more of "today" on a monday morning. it's the 2nd day of august, 2010. we have been saying it all morning long. it's a beautiful morning here in the northeast. we have a huge monday morning crowd gathered on rockefeller plaza. out on that plaza, i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, natalie morales as well. >> you and the ladies. >> that's something. and the wedding is over but the talk about it has only begun. >> exactly. >> it continues. >> that's right. as you know, it's a very exclusive affair. we are seeing some of the
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pictures now for the very first time. as you know -- chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky exchanged vows in the hudson valley in rhinebeck, new york. it was a picture perfect day and the bride and broom and the mother of the bride and father of the bride were dashing. what did they all wear? who made hillary's dress, chelsea's dress and more importantly who was on the guest list? we have the details coming up in just a little bit. >> i love sometimes reading the script, because it's not only just wedding season, it's also prime mold season. it is the season for both. we're not trying to make a correlation between one and the other, but mold can be a serious health risk to your family. so -- we're going to take a look at the damage. >> all the guests at the clinton wedding were talking about mold. >> very important. also, i have a secret to share with you guys. >> what? >> how to stay young inside and out. they're not my secrets. we have an expert to talk about
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tips from how much sleep you get and i know you guys get very little on this show. also, how much you drink as well as your blood pressure. we'll look at the eight secrets to feeling young. >> not good news for us. >> i don't know if it's good news or bad, but lindsay lohan is out of jail, released overnight. only serving two weeks of the 90-day sentence. i say not good or bad because she's now on her way to rehab, and a lot of people believe that's what will, perhaps, make a difference in this young actress' life. >> my fingers are crossed. a great movie showing her great talents, because she is one talented actress. and i like happy endings. we have a talented weather person here. >> actually, we're going inside first to carl quintanilla. see? you're not there, you don't think the news exists. >> carl quintanilla is standing by with the news.
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>> good morning, guys, and good morning, everyone. today could mark the beginning of trying to seal bp's blown out oil well in the gulf for good. engineerless first try to pump mud and then cement down into the well. if that works they will choke the reservoir by pumping mud and cement down into that second relief well. the whole process could be completed by late august. a massive relief effort in pakistan following flooding that's killed more than 1,100 people. officials fear the toll will go up. more than 28,000 others have been trapped by floodwaters. the flooding is the worst in pakistan's history. the u.s. began delivering aid to the region on sunday. a dramatic rescue in china where flooding has killed more than 50 people. crews were able to save one man stuck in the middle of floodwaters for more than 40 hours. today the president is telling the disabled american veterans convention that the u.s. commitment in iraq is changing from a military effort to a civilian one.
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he says the u.s. is on course to end combat operations there by the end of the month and have all u.s. troops out of iraq by the end of next year. the first lady is urging congress to pass a new child nutrition bill. writing in "the washington post" today, she says the bill will help the nation as it struggles with an epidemic of childhood obesity by encouraging schools to offer healthier meals to tens of millions of schoolchildren. "inception" held the top spot at the box office. it took in mon more "dinner for schmucks" is in second and "salt" was third. it is four minutes past the hour. let's get back to matt. >> we have a stray butterfly here. >> trying to catch the butterfly. oh, come. i caught it! i'm sorry. i'm distracted by shiny objects. >> it would have been terrible if you dewinged him or something. luckily, and thank goodness that didn't happen. we want to congratulate our own al roker for completing a half
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marathon out in chicago this weekend. all to raise money for the american cancer society. 25,000 people ran. there is al crossing the finish line. a big achievement. al, congratulations. that's nice. let's get a cheng of the weather now from stephanie abrams. >> we have a set of sisters and a cousin celebrating a birthday. how old? >> 13. >> 17. >> 15! from texas and louisiana -- let me show you, down south we're talking about potentially record highs. dallas, 106. we don't even have a heat advisory in dallas, but we have plenty of them stretching from the plains all the way down into florida. it's going to feel even hotter than this. look at the feels-like temperature in little rock, 111. here's a look at what's and no worries about heat around the bay area.
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we want the sun to come out in spots! right now, san jose overcast skies and will see warming today. upper seventh and low 80s around the santa clara valley. 85 around livermore. 60 san francisco and oakland. trend looks a little bit cooler inland through mid week thanks to a strong sea breeze and lots of morning clouds. the weekend should see inland warming as temperatures climb beginning saturday and sunday. nothing better than a mom on vacation. natalie, over to you. >> all right. thank you so much, stephanie. after weeks of anticipation and the media frenzy chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky are man and wife. they tied the knot on saturday. it all weekend down without a hitch.
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a beaming bride, a handsome groom, proud parents and a spectacular event. by all accounts it was an affair to remember. >> about 500 guests showed up to astor courts for a magical evening. >> reporter: just before sun set chelsea clinton and marc mezvinsky tied the knot on a beautiful sprawling estate overlooking the hudson river. >> bill walked his daughter down the aisle in front of a home that looked like the white house. >> reporter: the methodist bride and jewish groom opted for an interfaith ceremony. >> there was a rabbi and a minister in attendance. the couple were married under a beautiful chuppah made out of branches and flowers. >> reporter: chelsea wore an elegant strapless vera wang gown with silver beads. the mother-of-the-bride, secretary of state clinton, chose a fuscia-colored oscar de la renta dress. the couple read a short poem about enduring love called "the life that i have." >> bill gave a touching toast at the wedding but he was able to hold it together and didn't even break down. >> reporter: most of the guests weren't the a-list celebrities many speculated, but those who personally know the couple.
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among the big names, madeleine albright, mary steenburgen and ted danson. >> i can only imagine they felt as we did when our daughter got married -- joy. >> reporter: the clintons couldn't have asked for a more perfect day and they are happy to welcome marc to the family. >> chelsea and marc are so in love. you can see from the wedding photos that she's beaming. well, jacob bernstein is from the dailybeast website and courtney was there all weekend long covering the wedding. and we have a correspondent from women's wear daily. let me start with you, rose disease ma mary. chelsea wore a vera wang gown
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and changed out of that one for the reception. >> she changed into a grecian, tulle cross-back dress. the idea of wearing a different dress for the reception is popular among brides. >> if you can afford it. it's a trend that seems to be catching on. courtney, we were talking about just going there and the secrecy and how it created even more of the frenzy. >> right. >> when it turns out the a-listers that were there it was vernon jordan, ted danson and mary steenburgen. >> with all due respect it wasn't the a-listers we expe expected. >> some claimed to see oprah winfrey. i can confirm that oprah winfrey was not in a cab that weekend nor has she been in one in ' some time. also spottings of lady gaga with
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rihanna. >> all kinds of rumors. it's refreshing that the town was happy about having the occasion there. it put rhinebeck on the map. there were people who had information, but didn't want to divulge it. there were nondisclosure agreements signed. they were probably the scariest documents written in some time. nobody was saying a word about it. they were really protecting chelsea. >> we talked about what chelsea wore. let's talk about the groom. he looked dashing as well in a burberry brit suit as did bill clinton himself, wore the same suit. is that right? >> no, actually, bill wore a tie from burberry and the director of burberry is a friend of marc and chelsea's. he dressed marc as a friendly favor. >> jacob, you have friend who is attended. >> we spoke to people who attended. it was quite a party. it went late into the night. >> and the early morning. >> the cake was served after
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midnight. the first guests didn't begin coming home until just after 2:00 a.m. apparently madeleine albright was there until the bitter end. >> the dancing queen. i hear there were a lot of emotional tests. how did bill clinton do? >> he did great. he made it through the toast without crying. he apparently didn't make it through dancing with chelsea to frank sinatra without shedding a tear. marc's toast was said to be great about how meeting chelsea changed his life and what a wonderful person she is. bill then, of course, talked about sort of what great kids they were and how much he admired marc. >> i hear the bride and groom know how to cut a rug when it comes to the tango. the first dance together. >> i'm not sure if it was the first dance but they certainly know how to dance. chelsea was supposed to be great. women's wear reported that they
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took dancing classes. >> right. >> courtney, when it comes to weddings, i think this one sets the standard for celebrity weddings, how to do it in a way that's so classy. >> right. there are a few schools of thought. you can give an exclusive to a magazine or a news outlet for all the details of the wedding and they peter out leading up to the date and then you get a big splashy coverage or you can try to keep it under lock and key. they proved it can be done successfully. that's the difference between this wedding and many others where they say they are not going to divulge detailsme. >> then they release the photos. >> and it makes it more special, more personal. we have been hearing from bill and hillary that they wanted it to be about marc and chelsea and their friends. p they didn't want it to be america's wedding but they are able to share it with america. >> classy as well that they were
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conscious of keeping everyone's identity secretive. they didn't reveal the bridal party pictures and things that people want to see. >> the bar is definitely -- >> definitely set a new standard there. thank you so much to all of you. coming up next, it can cause serious problems in your home and for your health. we'll get great advice on how to get rid of the mold. later, lindsay lohan out of jail after serving just two weeks of a 90-day sentence. where is she now? we'll have l [ male announcer ] where are people with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis going? they're discovering the first self-injectable ra medicine you take just once a month. it's simponi™, and taken with methotrexate, it helps relieve the pain, stiffness, and swelling of ra with one dose a month. visit to see if you qualify for a full year of cost support. simponi™ can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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right now is peak mold season. that could mean a toxic living environment in your home causing everything from mild allergies to severe damage to your house. how do you know if you have a mold problem, and how do you get rid of it? john desilvia is here from blog cabin and run my renovation. you can hear homeowners say, i know exactly what the problem is like. when you see mold you know you have a major issue, right? >> it's true. you want to look for leaky pipes, condensation. anywhere there is moisture or humidity. you want to make sure the room is ventilated because mold spores can live virtually anywhere. >> they feed on the moisture? >> they feed on the moisture. also, you know, it's a big, big problem. >> where does it grow on the house? always inside? always outside? >> well, on the outside, it grows on the roof, okay? north-facing roofs, trees are always causing mold because they
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create shade. this is what you want to use. clean the roof with this and cut and trim the trees as well so that the sun gets to the roof and dries out moisture. >> what about inside? >> inside, basements are susceptible to moisture because they are underground. what you want to use is a dehumidifier, suck out the moisture from the room. also, bathrooms that are not ventilated properly. and kitchens have a tendency to heat up. where there is heat, moisturizes. that's a problem. >> does this run 24/7? >> you can. you will see this whole container here fill up with water. it will keep sucking the moisture out. >> and empty it and start over. >> keep going. >> how do you know if you have it? >> there are test kits you can use. and you can see it. it comes in different appearances. it could be cottony, fluffy, velvety. also it comes in different shades, colors. green, black, white, brown.
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so if you don't see it, then you have to smell for it. if you smell something musty, you probably have mold. if you can't find it, use the test kit. this will identify the source of the problem. >> if you're going to address it yourself -- first of all, how do you know if it's good enough or small enough for you to do on your own or if you need a pro to help? >> i'm giving you the tools to do it on your own. these are the tools you need. all right. you have to protect your skin. wear long sleeves, pants, goggles. okay? and the respirator. the respirator is important, especially if you have a bad problem. use a half mask, negative air respirator with a hepa filter. >> if you're going to clean it, you have the gear to protect yourself. you can do it on the cheap or spend a pretty penny. >> you have bleach. $3 for this. everybody has it. mix it with water and spray it on the mold. you should be okay.
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this will damage the surface. this will not damage the surface. costs about $10. you spray this on the mold and the mold will disappear. if you have a really bad problem you will want to get a fogger. >> a fogger? >> a fogger, yeah. these are very expensive. $325. you put this solution inside the fogger, okay? just pour it in there and then turn it on. you want to point it up to the corner of the room for five minutes. come back and let it hit the other three corners of the room. then you're good to go. make sure that you protect your electronics. come back in, open the windows and doors and you're good. >> people who think it's overkill probably don't realize the health effects that mold can cause. if you're healthy or sickly. >> it's very dangerous. like i said before, it can cause damage to your respiratory system and even your brain. you have to be careful with it. >> summer is the time to look for it. >> summer is the peak time.
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cars out of the haze. just hanging around there right now. >> they have their haelts on with good reason. san mateo bridge is socked in with low clouds and break to the east of san bruno. san jose sees hazy sunshine. tri-valley and san jose some of the warmer locations today but that is relatively speaking for august standards. 70s and 80s near san jose. warmest places inland by pleasantton, mid-80s today. look at our temperatures through mid week. we will cool off thanks to the strong sea breeze and rebound for the temperatures next weekend. time i ew27re. n more news after the break. te
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jury selection starts today in the trial of three men accused of a murder for hire throat. loss gatos business man mark achilli was gunned down. prors say garcia hired him for $9,500 and say the plot was
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spurred by a love triangle and garcia wanted achilli out of the way. the three fax a maximum of life without parole. the man accused of killing chauncey bailey will submit papers for a change of venue. a superior judge says he will schedule the case for here in the bay area if they don't. defense attorneys say bay, the fourth and antoine mackie should be tried somewhere else because news coverage has tainted the potential jury pool. bay and mackie are accused of killing bailey and two other men in 2007. more local news coming up in half an hour. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. have a great monday and we'll see you back here in a little bit.
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♪ oh, the beautiful people. so who will make the list? last year vanity fair's list included michelle obama, penelope cruz, brad pitt and anne hathaway. who's going to make this year's list? we'll unveil it all tomorrow here on "today." >> pretty cool. >> natalie morales along with stephanie abrams and carl
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quintanilla. we have been talking about lindsay lohan. she's now been released from her l.a. county jail cell in the wee hours of the morning. she served just 13 days of the three-month sentence. she's now headed to a rehab facility to serve the rest of the sentence. we'll have the details coming up on what's ahead for her. >> all righty. any pets? >> i have a chihuahua named lucky. >> i have a chihuahua named love. we have to team them up. lucky and love! >> did you know people who own pets live longer? that's just one of eight health and lifestyle secrets from how much you drink to how much sleep you get. we'll run down the list of eight. >> hopefully ice cream made the list. do you like it? >> who doesn't? >> i'm a freak azoid. i need professional help. >> wow. >> i'm not kidding. >> we all knew that, but we didn't know it was ice cream. >> some frozen treats aren't as
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healthy as they seem. >> what's your favorite? >> anything haagen-dasz. we'll get help on which are the healthiest. >> i noticed the tubs upstairs are open. >> all right. al's off today. we saw pictures of him. my husband was at the chicago half marathon as well. he saw al. >> al said he was feeling well, but i want to talk to him today. >> it's going down the stairs which is the real test. >> it is. and it's hot, so the ice cream will come in handy. dallas at 106 degrees. over 100 in arkansas. it will feel like 111. severe weather throughout the northern plains. nice through the northwest. that continues tomorrow. the severe weather will anything severe about our weather is how mild the right
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now. sun breaking through the sloueds clouds in san jose. san francisco, still some mist and look at the low clouds. blanketing from san francisco to oakland. notice the breaks in the low clouds between morgan hill and san jose. a sign of a little bit of warming for the santa clara valley. inland see some 80s but really looking at 60s and 70s for most through mid week and warmer for next weekend. so ice cream in the winter, too, carl? >> winter, summer, fall -- what's the other season? coming up next, lindsay lohan is out of jail and off tod ightls we'letl aivehe overn dhtetails after this.
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>> reporter: lindsay is a free woman this morning, sort of. she's been locked up here since july 20th. although she was released very early this morning, she didn't go home. instead she was escorted directly into rehab and serving that part of her sentence, some say, may be just as hard. >> lindsay lohan was released from custody at 1:35 this morning. per a court order, she has been sent directly to her next destination which is a treatment center. >> reporter: freedom for lindsay lohan is fleeting, at least for now. her early morning release from her almost two-week stint behind bars is to be followed by confinement of a different kind. the judge is insisting that post-jail, a 90-day inpatient drug treatment facility is the only way lohan will stop repeating her criminal, addictive behaviors. >> i would like the transition to be sooner rather than later.
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>> reporter: lohan's attorney wouldn't comment just what kind of addiction lohan is suffering, but most experts agree that three months may only be a start at recovery. either way, it's not lohan's choice. >> the court is the one that's deciding which rehab facility she's going to go to. >> reporter: it could be anywhere among a host of world renowned treatment facilities here in california. but wherever it is, it won't be cheap. at this facility in newport beach, for example, the price -- >> it will reportedly cost $75,000 for the three months she'll be there. >> reporter: lohan's previous adventures in rehab -- three at least -- have been less than successful. she's relapsed, all while trying to find work. >> the hollywood cliche is that hollywood loves a comeback. and it's very true. if lindsay can clean herself up personally, then she can think about coming back professionally. >> reporter: her latest effort, a spoof of marilyn monroe in a soon to be released film called "underground comedy 2010". >> the most offensive movie ever made.
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>> reporter: the trailer hints that it's a bit part, but with a biting message. >> lindsay lohan settles the score with the media. >> reporter: that scene was shot just before lohan's jail sentence. her alcohol monitoring bracelet clearly visible. it may not have helped. the judge hopes rehab will. >> reporter: lohan's attorney asked the judge for breathing room, about 24 hours, between leaving this facility and headed to rehab, but apparently the judge thought that was a luxury lohan didn't deserve. >> thanks, lee. coming up, eight secrets to stin unte today... the revolution begins. frizz is finished. avon invents advance techniques lotus shield. like a lotus leaf repels water... our lotus shield treatment defies humidity.
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>> because of busy schedules, children. >> you say the studies say if you don't get enough sleep you crave carbs and sugar. >> the 3:00 need for sugar can be traced back to the fact that you didn't get enough sleep. your ghrelin levels go crazy. when people seek out doughnuts i think, get more sleep and you will be fitter and live longer. >> next, adopting a pet. does it matter if it's a dog or a cat? >> a study found that you have a lower incidence of heart disease if you have a pet like a cat. we know that dog owners walk more and walk faster. so it's really about stress relieving. you can borrow a pet, too. >> pets offer comfort to people who suffer depression. having the pet in the house gives them a boost. >> pet owners live longer. >> in this study we found also that taking your supplements in a pill form, not necessarily the best idea. it's about eating the
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antioxidants. >> a couple years ago everybody went crazy for antioxidants. they found those people have a higher mortality rate because they are not regulated. you can mega dose interfering with your natural defenses. eat blueberries, strawberries. >> they taste better, too. >> eat the colors of the rainbow. >> and wear your seat belt. that seems common but people still don't. >> it's shocking. 90% of us don't do it. 14% of us do it every time we get in the car. >> 14%? >> that's very low. fatalities can be prevented by wearing seat belts. >> buckle up. then we have a little red wine, beer. that looks strong. >> a shot glass. moderate drinking can help. >> we all know one glass of alcohol is great for the heart. it relieves the hypertension. but one glass is really tricky. you go to a restaurant and they give you three times that.
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five ounces of wine, 12 of beer and one and a half of hard alcohol. that's it. if you want to do more than that, you could skip the next day. one glass per 24 hours. >> one serving a day. >> good for heart disease. >> don't go crazy. >> also in the list you have measuring your waist. the rotunda of your body. >> apple shapes are less healthy than pears. if you are looking for health look at your waist. 35 is optimal for women. less than 37 you reduce your risk of heart disease. get it down through exercise, diet, whatever you can do. maybe skip the trans-fats. eat more calcium. these things are known to lower waist circumference. >> and fiber helps? >> the more fiber the better. most people get 15 grams. if you can get 34 grams through whole grains and vegetables you
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can eat more and weigh less. 6% of your calories don't get absorbed at that level. >> eat more, weigh less. i'm sold. >> whole grains and -- >> and keep an eye on blood pressure. >> you need to get it checked. anything over 120/80 you have prehypertension. stress relief, exercise. bring it down with weight management and talk to your doctor. prehypertension is terrible for heart health. >> the eight secrets we have shared with everyone. the secret is not safe with us. >> they're easy. take care of yourself. >> lucy, thank you so much. you can find the complete list of secrets to staying young in self magazine on news stands now. up next from low fat to dairy free. the hidden calories in our favorite ice creams. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ ice cream dripping down my chin ♪ >> this morning on eat smart today, how healthy is your ice cream? nothing beat it is heat like a cool treat. if you think you're eating right by choosing sorbet or fat free, read the label carefully. joy, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> we have real ice cream here. we'll try to eat it before it melts. >> this was my most favorite segment of all time to research. >> i'm sure. >> let's start with ice cream. the fda is specific about what can be called ice cream. >> right. regular ice cream is defined as a mix of dairy products and it must have at least 10% milk fat. of course some brands like ben & jerry's and haagen-dasz have way more, so be careful. >> one scoop is okay? >> perfectly fine and almost mandated. >> if you want to lose weight do
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you have to cut it out? >> not at all. there are terrific brands that people should know about. the idea is to keep these brands in check in terms of portions. you want it to be a half cup portion, no more than 130 calories, no more than 3 grams of saturated, artery-clogging fat and no more than 16 grams of sugar. the good news is there are a ton of brands that fit the bill and they are readily available. >> ice cream is a food where you may think you are going to have half a cup, but you can't stop. once you get going it's hard to put down. >> that's right. this is what a half cup looks like. i have samples. these are all great brands. breyer's smooth & dreamy. we have blue bunny light recipe, edy's slow churned light and turkey hill light recipe as well. again, they all fit the bill. people have to read the labels. >> they are trusting you to serve yourself the right amount. >> i used a small bowl because you want to trick yourself into
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thinking it's more plentiful. if you can trust yourself with the big half gallon then single serving sizes come in handy. you can get get two fudge pops for 80 calories. skinny cow truffle pop for 100 calories. this is a weight watchers giant latte pop for 90 calories. >> is gelato the same as ice cream? >> it's not. they don't whip in as much air, so check the brands to see which has more calories than the other. it's a different texture, different taste. >> is it better to go with sherbets or sorbets? >> in terms of frozen yogurt -- because this is what sometimes people get stuck on, frozen yogurt is almost identical to light or low fat ice cream. people don't realize that. the difference is they add in active cultures. but ironically, the cultures don't always survive the
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freezing process. so the dead ones don't do you any good. when it comes to frozen yogurt, eat it because you love it, not because you think it's so much better than light or low fat ice cream. if you're looking for active cultures it's the nonfat or low fat regular yogurt that has them. >> sorbets are more fruit-based? >> you hope. if you go for the right varieties. we have julie's, sharon's and ciao bella. what i like is one of the first three or four ingredients is real fruit. you have to be more allowing for sugar. this i have a cap of 24 grams of sugar because we are missing the milk. therefore the sugar from the fruit and sometimes fruit juice and added sugar will jack it up a little bit. but, again, less than 130 calories per serving and they're delicious. i like these bars as well. >> sometimes there are single servings of these as well.
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>> edy's is a good brand for single serving and whole fruit brands if you can find them. >> what if you decide to go nondairy? >> i will tell you. when i did some of the research for this i was blown away by how many calories some of the nondairy alternatives have. >> really? >> yes. these are two good ones. soy dream vanilla out of the container and the soy delicious. stick with half cup servings. this is great for vegans or people looking to completely lay off dairy products. here are some single portions that people can enjoy and feel good about. again, if you're not into dairy. >> well, well, well. look who made it to the set. >> i like every single one of them. >> the sorbet sounds great. >> isn't it good? >> awesome. >> the nondairy, how do they stack up in terms of fat and calories? is there much of a difference?
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>> no. well, again, the ones i picked were under 140 calories per serving and they were lower in sugar. the same criteria and they really are just as delicious. >> we're going to eat it all. really are just as delicious. >> we're going to eat it all. >> thank-- yoptioca by nsoy ta -- cptions by vitac -- vi a budget disaster. california on the brink. jerry brown's plan? you run for office and the assumption is, oh, i know what to do. you don't. i didn't have a plan for california. [ female announcer ] with our state in crisis, we need a governor with a plan. you need a real plan,
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through livermore. >> not too bad. 580, an accident grant line road coming in toward livermore but no major issues and off the roadway but they hit an errant tire so make sure it's off the roadway. slow coming in towards livermore but other than that not so bad. sunol, folks that off highway 84 and a smooth drive through sunol. around the bend out of sunol to fremont. looking warmer. >> sun starting to break through around the east bay hills. no suntill in san francisco. you see the low clouds from san francisco to oakland. san jose, though, starting to see the sunshine right now. 58 degrees. now that the sun is out, we should add probably 20 degrees to that number as we head through afternoon. highs in the upper 70s to mid-80s. quite cool for this time of year. trend even cooler with a stronger sea breeze.
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>> younger north of nature schierholtz is in jail. they say cainan was driving a pickup truck when he hit a bicyclist on danville boulevard sunday morning. he then hit a pedestrian. a light pole and several vehicles. neighbors finally got together to stop him. one man blocked the street with his truck. and schierholtz finally stopped and none of the other victims were seriously hurt. uc berkeley campus in mourning. a cal student was killed when a pakistani airliner crashed on wednesday. he was a sophomore and rising star on the women's soccer team and she was on the airblue flight from karachi to islamabad to join her pakistani women's soccer club for a national championship. all people on that plane died. more local news in half an hour and the "today" show returns in about a minute. have a great morning and see you
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in nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome. it's augus2nd, the first week of august but it's a special day because cassidy is 17 years old today. >> happy birthday. >> she's in yoga right now. she's into the -- >> that's difficult. your totally drowning in sweat. >> for her birthday present she wanted cody to do with her
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today. they're all sweating today. she was born at 8:30 in the morning and she has her driver's license now. >> she's offi and running. >> i had a great weekend. spent a little time at the beach and at the city. one interesting story yesterday, we were out for dinner, a couple of friends and i. a table next to us a guy with an eye patch and his wife and a child. you're not gog believe what happened notice. they told me that i had eye cancer, and there was a 30% chance of living. >> he just starts up with that. >> you liked him immediately. i was at the store the day before my surgery and a little girl walked up to me and touched my hand and do you know god. i looked at sxher i started to talk to her about it, she put her hand on his and said, you're going to be okay. the next day he went in for surgery. they removed -- he wasn't supposed to survive it. they found the pathology was
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clean. they were celebrating that night. it was one of those nights you're so glad you go out to dinner and strike up a conversation with the table next to you. it made my whole weekend. the little girl is an angel that came up to him and said that. >> they are angels. i went to a place i'd never been to before. when you have lived as long as i have you've been pretty much everywhere. i've heard about it and our friends asked us to visit for four summers now. it's the first time we went to the upper peninsula of northern michigan. i've been to michigan, but always to the industrial inner cities. so you come away thinking that's all that that state has to offer. well, we went to places like bay harbor and harbor springs on our friends' boat. >> that's the boat. >> our friends are just some of the dearest, dearest people. that's me on the left.
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that's emily and we were her guests and that's drew. you met drew from california. it wasn't -- it was girlfriends, national girlfriends day yesterday. we had the husbands and about 15 kids. i got to tell you, hoda, i am in love. i'm submitt smitten with the mi. this is michigan. this is a secret message i promised a certain guy. if you can see, this is where we were, all this little area up here. it's like a combination of nantucket slash -- oh, gosh. i can't describe it. all the houses are victorian. lawns down to the -- and the water in lake michigan, you won't believe this, hoed dachlt i went swimming. i didn't care about -- >> the satellites in the sky? >> we came back from 4 and 5-mile walks.
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it looks so clean and you can see the water. it's freshwater. you ride along, walk along, and there's little fountains, and it's the water from the springs. so it's the first time in my life i'm swimming. i'm swimming around and i want a drink in the water. it is gorgeous! and everybody said -- some people said don't tell anybody about this area because it's so beautiful. we don't want it spoiled. >> that's up near canada up at the top. >> yes. i have a little gift from you. this is from a shop called american spoon. it's all the products, everything. it's got your mittens and everything is made from michigan product. >> i love that. barbecue sauce. >> i'm going back as soon as i can. >> that is beautiful. thank you. >> we'll talk about chelsea and mel and who sneelse?
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>> chelsea was a big wedding. i thought she looked absolutely beautiful. it was an interfaith wedding. in addition to her looking beautiful -- that was the -- she and president clinton danced. >> chelsea looked great and thin. president bill clinton looked very, very -- >> he wanted to lose 15 and i guess he lost 20. he slifled in his suit, you know. >> i have to say i thought hillary was a home run. she looked great that day, but the day before the rehearsal dinner when she got out of the car, look at that. in case you missed it. hair done, outfit on. i think she looked -- >> it's their only child, their daughter. it's the biggest day of their daughter's life, and she's been traveling all over the world for the past, what -- >> running and sprinting. >> i'm so happy for them. >> there was a lot of talk about the price tag. it didn't seem to be what people
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were guessing. >> it looked elegant and classy and understated. it might have been lavish, but it wasn't over the top by any means. >> they kept saying barbra streisand was going to be there and oprah was going to be there. they weren't there. >> i'm glad they weren't. >> speaking of their day, lindsay lohan was released early, early in the morning in los angeles. >> it was 4:30 eastern, 1:30 pacific, and she just sort of snuck out, no cameras. >> went straight to rehab, which is even better. >> i can't believe you can go to court, write fu on your sdping hold it up to the judge and get a 90-day sentence and get out in 13 days. >> welcome to america. if those 13 days changed her life and if she doesn't get drunk behind the wheel under the influence, then it was worth it. i don't know. >> speaking of drinking, if you were around over the weekend --
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>> i didn't do it over the weekend. >> here's snooki. >> i didn't turn on a tv or read the newspaper. >> she was on the jersey shore stumbling down drunk and got arrested. >> they're shooting. they had to do something for the show. >> tmz had the take. she's on a bike snokerred. oh, oh, and no helmet. which is the least of her worries at that point. >> that happened to me over the weekend, too, but thank goodness no cameras were rolling. >> snooki is doing it it. >> don't you know who i am th g thing. >> thank you. thank you. that was, by the way, the ratings the "jersey shore" you
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were up several hundred percent. people are interested in watching these kids drink and fight. >> doesn't that concern you mildly at least on any level that that's what we have an appetite for? >> it does. but i think people like watching -- >> somebody else's life more out of control than theirs. >> yes, when things are spinning out of control. >> we had good news. everyone has a story week, because everyone does have one. i heard this song somewhere. that's the last time i wasn't hoarse when i recorded that. four months now. it's ridiculous. we'll talk to angela brock from mississippi. the youngest daughter has a congenital heart disease. nobody knew about it. she had her first surgery at eight hours old and her second surgery when she was five days old. >> riley is turning two this december. she needs another surgery at some point, but we're happy to have you on the phone with you, angela. how are you? >> i'm superexcited.
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how are you? >> we're good. david and i loved your letter. you talked about the fact that going through this as a parent you found strength you never knew you had, right? >> yes, ma'am. you know, i've been through a lot of stuff in my life, but this is the most emotional trip that i've ever had. >> we so look forward to seeing you in our studio in week, angela. >> i hope you bring your girl. are you bringing your little one? >> oh, yes. she is full of energy. you all will be thoroughly be excited. >> one of my dear friends flo lacey are going to sing the song we've written for you. flo is known as the greatest evita. she did the national tour of evita all over. it's great. >> we'll see you then. >> see you thursday. >> favorite things time. >> you go. >> i always have hair issues so
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things fall apart. nice to see you. >> you wrote one of them as well? >> i wrote "gun." it premiered friday in the latin film festival. >> is that the one with val kilmer. >> with val kilmer. >> why didn't val believe you wrote this? >> at first i sent it to him. i didn't want to put pressure on him. i said check this out. i think this is what i want to do next. >> i think a lot of people were shocked when we opened up the mag zeens and saw you had lost all this weight, 60 pounds, for a role. you're playing the role of a football player with cancer. >> yeah, heisman hopeful. "things paul apafall part." it's an interesting project considering cancer, 1 outs of 8 people in the world die of cancer topping malaria, tuberculosis and hiv together. i actually read the screenplay, and i was excited about it. i had a friend of mine that died of cancer growing up, so it was
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exciting. when i was making the physical transformation i concentrated on how he looked to me. >> how did you lose the weight? >> i was on liquid. i started with lemon and kiian, and that got a little bit -- after the first week it was too tough to stick with that. >> and you weren't working out obviously because you wanted to lose any body muscle. >> but i was doing like cardio training, and then i still -- my energy level started to drop so i was like speed walking. >> how long did it take to lose 60 pound sciens? >> nine weeks. >> i saw "12" about upper east side rich kids that get involved with drugs and there was a lot of violence. what did you think when you sthau screenplay? >> i was really excited about it, because joe schumacher attracted me to the part. >> he was great. the cast is from kids from
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""gossip girl"s." what was it like working with that crowd? >> i didn't get a chance to shoot scenes with all of them, but from my interactions with them, we went to sundance together and premieres and different screenings of the film, they were all great. maybe it's because i'm like the darkest xhashgt in t esest char and they're nice to me. don't kill us. >> it's what you've done with your life. whether you read the history of this young man's early years and by the grace of god you've come out of to be doing such great work, we're really, really thrilled for you. >> i feel good. i think i'm in a work in progress. >> we all are, honey. you have no idea what's going on with this one. >> see what i have to live with? do you get it? >> thank you so, so much. >> and up next piers walks down the aisle and into our studio. we'll talk with thelyd,newlywed hoda was hoping but it didn't work out. >> i'm over him. fiber one chewy bar.
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>> but we met your real love now. you just got naerd in june? >> i did. >> i didn't know it was going to happen for you. i thought you wouldn't have the courage to go through with it. >> same here. i know what you're thinking, how lucky is she? how did she pull that off? >> isn't is that what simon said? how did you manage this one, piers? where did you two meet? >> we met actually when she was doing a photo shoot for "gq" magazine wearing the underwear and i thought i was going to marry the girl. >> she's a journalist. she looks great in underwear. >> yes, she is. >> good for you. >> there are other things happening in your life. we hire close to announcing something. >> we hear everywhere you turn it's piers is taking over for larry king and we've been reading about it. why don't you break the news right here. >> you can break it here. we don't mind. >> my lips are sealed. sorry, ladies. i'd love to talk to you about
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it. i can't at the moment. it's an exciting time. >> talk about an exciting time for the show especially. "america's got talent." i look at the ratings to see how nbc is doing, and it takes a couple of the top slots. what captures the country about it? >> it's the ultimate talent show. there's no age barrier, you can do whatever you like. i was just with eva mendes and she was pulling a funny face and that was her secret talent. i was trying to do the same thing. everybody has something. you two must have something. >> yes. >> no, it's true. they do. they're hidden talents, and then america gets to vote. >> i love her mother. she's a home run, this one. >> i love her, alex, because for the last 20 years has sang on the new york subway and she's well-known in certain parts of the subway and this was her
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break. your daughter is there -- i remember interviewing her with her daughter at oscars, and now she has a real chance. i think she has the kind of passion and emotion and talent that we look for that makes her a little bit special. >> people get wrapped up in her story. >> i talk about "american idol" for a second, that that day is done now? >> i would argue that "america's got talent" is the new top dog. >> they had a great run. >> now everyone tune into "america's got talent". >> simon cowell has the x factor coming out. >> what about "american idol"? >> i think something had to happen. i love ellen but she was clearly uncomfortable. some of the american judges, americans are nicer people. they don't -- she didn't like being very critical of the acts. you have to be the judge. you have to be pretty blunt and
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straightforward to have any credibility as a judge. i think ellen was thinking one thing but not wanting to say it because the audience boos and you feel uncomfortable. for certain people it's not their kind of thing. >> she has enough going on. >> will i be tune inning to see j. lo's backside? absolutely. with my wife's permission. >> this is what i have to deal with. >> you knew what you were getting into, missy. >> exactly. >> piers, thank you. good luck. >> congratulations on the wedding. >> thank you so much. >> "america's got talent" is tuesdays and wednesdays at 8:00 central right here on nbc. "today's buzz" right after this. [ male announcer ] how do you turn one box of honey nut cheerios cereal...
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good morning, everybody. time now is 10:26. i'm brent canon. a new accident in the south bay? >> yeah. the reports ambulance has been called but don't see any major slowing at the scene itself. we see slowing come off of 280 and approaching el camino so it may be further south than we talked but an accident blocking one lane in that area. slow in northbound 280 and 101 slow from about hellier up past 680 and slowing up to 880 is the remainder of your morning commute. the golden gate bridge 101 further north, a loop approximate the traffic is just fine. it's the summertime so we say?
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>> yeah. we got sun at least in san jose. not so much right now in san francisco. 61 degrees. that's a big improvement from an hour ago. as mike showed you the golden gate bridge you can see the bottom of the tower there at mid span. 56 degrees, strong sea breeze northwest at 13 and 67 out lards oakland and getting closer to 80 around san jose. if you want 80s head into the inland valleys. temperatures mild through mid week and warming some through the weekend. more nafr the
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down in price from $39.95 a month to $29.95 a month. thanks for joining us this morning. see you tomorrow morning. in the meantime, "today" show xtp ha..ueat d a.umi >> we're back on this fun day with some buzz. our news for the week. >> boy, are we chock full today. andy cohen is the host. of what's live on bravo. >> hello. >> we have a lot today, don't we? >> we do. i thought there was some chemistry between you and 50 cent. >> might have been a little something happen. >> i was going to say. >> he was flashing the eyes and smile. >> >> i just have great respect for people that overcome all the kinds of things that don't let themselves remain a victim. >> he's a cool guy. what about the weddings. where you have you got to see some of the chelsea clinton wedding. >> i thought bill clinton looked manarexic. >> i wish he had his suit taken
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in a little bit. >> he lost 20 pounds, she wanted him to lose 15 and he didn't have the suit taken in. it didn't fit. he looked very handsome, but he would have looked better. >> he doesn't look fat. >> certainly doesn't. >> where were all the celebs everyone was saying? >> i'm with you. i heard you say earlier you liked it, that nothing was -- >> it was about the couple. >> one of the things that was reported about the wedding was you really had to have a real connection somehow with the bride or the groom. >> not the parents? >> not the parents. and so i guess ted danson and mary were there, but who have been old friends of the family for years and years, but that was kind of it. and reports are that the queen of the dance floor was madeleine albright. >> madeleine yale bite. >> i was reading. >> who knew, party animal. >> get down maddy. i'm down with that. i want to dance with her. >> i hope video of that does not emerge. >> i hope it does. >> you want to see it? >> i want -- >> she was secretary of state. >> she can still bust a move. i can still picture it. >> lindsay lohan is out of
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prison in the crack of dawn, predawn hours. >> she has 24 hours to check into rehab. it's going to take her becoming a nun to make me interested in this story. >> really? >> yes. good, i hope she goes to rehab. she is going to rehab. she has to. >> court mandated. >> she'll clean it up, i hope. >> she'll change her life. do you think she's change her friends? parents maybe? >> that's the other thing. the parents are messes. how do you get out of the cycle when your parents are, you know -- >> why are you disinterested in it? i mean you're -- >> it's so much noise and i think it's sad and i think she has a real problem. >> yeah, it is sad. >> you know, i just hope she goes away and really cleans up, but the truth of the matter is and what we forget with all the shenanigans and the circus, she's a good actress. >> you know what, andy, we were talking about this morning, we tend to say, but, we hope she gets cleaned up because she's talented. i hope everybody gets cleaned
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up. even if she weren't talented. it's a human being there. which you fail to see sometimes. >> see what happens. >> you're hanging out with all those housewives. >> how did this happen? >> are you jealous of snooki and the success? >> no, i'm not. >> a little. >> i think it's great. i love it because they make the housewives of jersey look like the daughters of the american revolution. it's great. i mean, so she got busted this weekend. they were shooting -- originally when i saw that she got busted, i thought, what would i do if one of the housewives got busted? but the truth is, that's kind of her brand. her brand is that she parties and misbehaves. >> huge. >> shirt on that says slut and then i realize they were shooting the show. >> the ratings are crazy. >> huge. over 5 million people watched on thursday night, so that's a big deal on thursday night. >> the american -- we were talking to piers and "american
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idol." is that show done? >> the ratings have been going down, it still commands 20 million people. let's not bury it right now. interesting to see what j. lo is -- it's j. lo. that's the word. >> really? >> kara is leaving as well, though? >> yes, kara is leaving as well. j-lo -- i think the appeal of paula abdul, she was a train wreck and you never knew what she was going to say and it was fun to watch her. j-lo seems to have her stuff together. >> very much so. >> interesting to see what role she fills. they're talking about steven tyler. i think that's -- it took me a minute to think about it. he's so unpredictable. he could be kind of amazing. >> the other one that would be great is harryconic jr. he's so funny. he knows the music industry inside and out. >> piers was right to say it's hard to criticize somebody and have the crowd boo you. and have that terrible feeling. >> simon didn't care. >> simon was always right.
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don'ts and dos. a parkwide bra make-over from too tight to not tight enough. we've been having a recurring theme in our don'ts and dos segment. >> makes me very uncomfortable. >> style editor at large for got glammore" suey took matters into her own hands and scoured central park in new york to clean up bad bras. it wasn't pretty. >> week after week we do the makeovers. the number one problem is the bra and fit. i called in gail oliver. she is the bra fit guru. we have over 300 bras. >> 300 bras. >> let's do it. >> i'm sad because i'm seeing the white bra underneath the shirt, and i don't need to see that. if you wear a bra that matches your skin tone, you won't see it at all. want to test the theory? >> okay. >> can you turn around? bra strap, bra strap, bra strap.
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we're not supposed to see the bra strap. you're not seeing the detail. do we see your bra strap? no. turn around. racer back. how easy was that. >> we stopped you because we see the detail of her bra, the lace underneath and the seams. you can see through the white shirt. you want to have a flesh-toned bra so you don't see anything. the big issue here was i called your bust is coming off your bust. >> she knows her bra doesn't fit, bet that's the one she has and she's on vacation. >> do you think that's an excuse? >> no. >> how amazing does she look? i love that bra. >> i do, too. >> a couple of big differences. >> can you believe suzy was in the park with a tent? >> i can believe it. >> we had to turn up the heat. it was so funny. my assistant and two interns
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holding a black sheet and gail oliver come in with us into the park and literally fit these women on the spot. they all walked away with the bras. >> what was the biggest mistake? >> there were three. >> the first one is the sagging. we're seeing a lot of sagging busts. people are kind of -- their bras kind of stretch out and they don't realize they have to change their bra every six months. >> but they're expensive to change every six months. >> we're seeing a lot of that. every six months just buy one bra at a time. you want your strap to be in the middle of your back and your straps to be up to the middle of your shoulder as opposed to the bottom. >> the second problem is spillage. which is nice. >> which is mean like you have two breasts but look like you have four. that's a perfect example. >> that does not look good underneath clothing. find a bra that fits. i believe you have to get fitted for a bra. i don't think you can walk off the street and buy a bra. >> sometimes you think you know your bra size from forever ago. it's really not the right fit. >> you gain weight, too.
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you don't think you've gained weight there, but you have. >> and that time of month and medication, all these things change your bust size. >> and menopause. >> you talked about exposed straps. some people do it because they think it look cute. >> madonna started that whole thing. undergarments are supposed to be under the garment. i don't want to see your underwear and bra straps. suzy thinks. >> maybe they should think about it, exactly. >> i'm with you. >> thank you, honey. all righty. would you know true love if it smacked you in the face? >> maybe. i don't know. stop it. >> plus, the cheater's diet. >> you're going to love this. >> the cheater's diet. how you can eat what you want and lose weight. we'll see. first these mges. [ girl ] bye mom! bye sweetie! you'll do great. [ laughs ] this is it! [ all ] 10...9...8... a new school year has so much potential! any resolutions? my resolution is the same as always; keep her full and focused with my fiber.
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>> according to the folks at marie claire even if we meet the most perfect person in the whole world, we're too screwed up ourselves to make it work. we finally figured it out. >> here to help us out is the skaul yis that's the host of "dad camp." we sabotage ourselves? >> it's like women have made it another challenge. they have to have ever rest. so they have to prepare, they have to learn another language and be in perfect shape. as they try to improve themselves for this almighty dating game they miss regular opportunities to meet guys and just be normal, which is actually what life is really about. >> it's supposed to be, isn't it? >> a lot of people see that as a self-sabotage because they spend so much time getting themselves
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together they don't spend enough time going out and doing the test run to see what it is that they've actually accomplished and how it helps them in relationships. it's a way to avoid relationships because they spend so much doing all of the things to make themselves better. >> when women run into men who like them, they think there's something wrong with this guy. why does he like me? i'm not worthy because i only speak one language, i need to lose another five pounds and a masters degree? >> i like when someone likes me. that's my favorite thing about them. that is unusual? >> but that's a very healthy thing, hoda. because we know as you said a lot of women there's that self-loathing going on. if you really give me attention, then what the hell is wrong with you? >> you think there's a double standard when it comes to women that are successful if they're dating a construction worker, some people says why that happening? a guy who is wildly successful
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who dates a woman who isn't as successful, there's a double standard. >> didn't that change in sex in the sex with samantha and her antics. >> we hear who would you like to meet? george clooney or mr. big, chris noth and that. >> they set the bar too high. >> we set the bar really high and it's unrealistic, and now women have achieved all the amazing things they want to meet a guy who is their equal or above and the air gets thinner and there's fewer of men around. >> it's the concept of a soul mate that results and friendship. they follow the resume instead of the person. >> it is a double standard. if they date the construction worker and they're a tv executive, people assume it's just for the sex. there are personalities. >> there are issues inside that relationship, if the woman has more power. that always throws things off. it really does. >> it throws things off more because of the guys. i hate to say it. we have the self-esteem issues
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because we have to be the alphas or make more money. >> what should women do quickly? >> you have to be much more self-accepting and sef forgiving. just try. go out on many dates. go out with a guy because he might have a great brother. >> or go out with a great brother, like me. >> find somebody that share yourself values as opposed to your bank account. >> stop looking for titles and for what's inside. >> thank you. up next, glass of wine, dessert? you can have it all. that's my diet. the women's cheater diet. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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inchdz there's so many diets out there. this is the cheater's diet, it allows you to eat and drink
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whatever you like by losing weight. the woman behind it is marisa lip ford. >> hello, melissa. >> look at this table and it doesn't seem like anything you can have eye a diet. >> the ckey to the cheater's dit is not deprivation. it's all about real food, flavorful ingredients, satisfying food, smart portions. >> that's the key. >> that's strategically working in indulgences over the course of the week. >> it's like the europeans live. >> often it's not first cheating but the first cheating. >> overdoing it. >> right. let's start here in the drinking department. >> i love a great cocktail. it is summer. i love my wine. we had to work alcohol in. the trick is choose one of whatever your favorite cocktail is, whether a margarita on the rocks, mojito and for the second
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drink swap it up to something lighter. here we have a refreshing lemonade vodka spritzer with fresh razz bspberries and mint. it's very light and lovely. >> why aren't we tasting that? >> yes, we should. >> the deal with the guacamole and chips. we tend to easily overdo it can munch. plate it. put it on a plate and see how much you eat. we have fresh homemade guam mole lee and fresh chips and they're gluten-free. >> they look tasty. >> here's the big main event. it's all about setting up your plate and how to do it. here's where portions come into the picture. this is a cheater's plate, and right off the bat the majority of the plate is full of fruits and tabvegetables.
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you fill up on fewer calories and fill up faster. we have a delicious salad for summer and we snuck some cheese in there, too. then we have a great lean red meat in a healthy diet. we leave room for carbohydrates. >> let's do the dessert portion of it. >> i'll go down here. that's what i like. what do we have down sneer. >> the last part of the meal is desserts. we're cheaters and have to have it in there. work in two phenomenally deck dant desserts over the course of the week. all real ingredients. we have a fabulous summertime dessert, strawberry rhubarb crisp and it leaves room for the real ice cream. zu might as well as get the
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real. just don't have it every day. >> thank you so much. tomorrow up in the air and twilight star anna kendrick is stopping by. >> we'll have fun tomorrow. jason schwartzman will be here too. >> it's booze tuesday. too. >> it's booze tuesday. >> happy birthday! -- captions by vitac --
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