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good morning. bin laden's private journals. the hand written thoughts of the terror leader. uncovered in the raid on this pakistani compound. what they're revealing about his plans to carry out deadly attacks in the u.s. political hurdle. newt gingrich launches his run for the white house but will the two divorces and admitted affair during the time as speaker hurt his chances of becoming president. and seeing double. kate middleton's dress was the talk of the world. but to another bride it is all too familiar. what she is saying about the striking similarities today what she is saying about the striking similarities today thursday, may 12, 2011.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television and good morning. and welcome to the special -- oh, you're going to start, matt? okay. i was waiting for you, meredith. >> i'm getting a little bit like, you know, this superstar syndrome here. starting to think i'm a pretty important person, which i'm not. i'm at the cannes film festival. matt, you're back in new york. >> first of all, it looks like you've changed locations a bit. >> i'm on the roof of a hotel to give you a nice panoramic view behind me. this is getting a little
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ridiculous. too much sun, way too much champagne, way too many super stars i'm falling all over along with 4,500 other journalists. this morning we were speaking with three of the stars, angelina jolie, jack black, and dustin hoffman, for their movie, "kung fu panda 2." i'm going to catch up with them live later on. meanwhile, back to you, matt. also ahead, new details on the disappearance of madeleine mccann who vanished from her parents' hotel room in portugal. her mother has now written an emotional new book about the torment she lives with every day, the toll that that case has taken on her marriage, and the warning sign from madeleine that she fears she may have missed. we're going to talk to kate and jerry mccann in a live interview coming up. then a "today" investigation. identity theft is something we talk about an awful lot. but have you ever thought about someone actually stealing your child's identity? thieves are sometimes targeting
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kids, sometimes even newborns, and they're raking up thousands of dollars in debt in their names and in some cases causes them to go bankrupt. we'll tell you what you can do to protect your children later on. but we begin this morning were the personal handwritten journals of bin laden. peter alexander is here with the latest on this. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning to you. senior u.s. intelligence officials tell us that they are combing through not one but multiple journals seized. he was evidently a meticulous note taker. in the words of one official, bin laden would wake up every morning to try to come up with new ideas. during last week's raid, osama bin laden's private journals. officials say his writing shows
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the terrorist's leader was focused on attacking the u.s. and causing mass casualties while secretly trying to find out ways to bring in al qaeda into the united states. >> this is a guy who is still very much in charge of al qaeda. >> reporter: nbc news has learned in his writings bin laden reasons the only way to get the attention of the u.s. government is by killing large numbers of americans. u.s. officials say most of the materials was found in what appeared to be bin laden's office where they also seized computers, hard drives and correspondence between leaders. bin laden would often discuss the places he would like attacked, the best time for attacks and even al qaeda members he thought would be right for particular jobs. his fourth son omar said his father began a habit of recording many of his thoughts and plans when his family lived
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in the sudan in the 1990s. he lashed out at. omar who has been estranged from his father since before 9/11 spoke to matt in 2008. >> i think if my father died, there would be a lot of people who would say i am now the head of al qaeda. >> reporter: in fact, this week an al qaeda affiliate vowed to continue attacks against the u.s. and other enemies. >> his statement threatened that one day america will yearn for the days of bin laden, in other words, what's coming is even worse than what we have had here before. >> reporter: u.s. officials tell nbc news they found so much materials in the come pound they couldn't take it with them including details of his movements and activities, the kind of critical information that could help identify other al qaeda operation
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ssee, is moving south and it's headed for baton rouge next week. it's a flood of historic proportions that could have a price talk of up to $4 billion. 50 miles from the banks of the big money, residents in yazoo city, mississippi, are protecting their homes with sand bags. they're backing up tributaries like the yazoo river and pushing it over its banks. the yazoo is predicted to rise another 10 feet. >> you know, i don't think even the engineers are sure. >> reporter: in vicksburg where the mississippi and yazoo meet, austin golding is the third generation of his family to make his living off these waters. >> it's going do what it wants to do. >> reporter: the headquarters for the family barge business is now an island and austin steers his boat across what was the parking lot. he knows well how the river can give and take. >> you just learn to have patience and stick with it, hope
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and pray for the best but prepare for the worst and hopefully everything turns out okay. >> reporter: as the flood moves downriver, the officials may open the morganza spillway to spare that heavily populated city and new orleans. but that means flooding an area of southwest louisiana with 13,000 buildings, 25,000 people, and 3 million acres of land. in the flood zone is john bernard's cypress-clad home. he's packing up and leaving. big and tough, this oil worker knows he's no match for the river and what it could do. what is it like to thing about losing your house? >> words -- no words.
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because i built this myself. but, you know -- >> reporter: john bernard is a survivor and so are a lot of other people that we've met. they're determined to get through this. the big question now is when the spillway will open. and few people here are waiting for a definitive answer because they're already doing what they can to protect their homes and themselves. matt? >> anne thompson. thank you very much. now let's turn to politics and the 2012 presidential race. newt gingrich made it official on wednesday announcing he's, in fact, running for president. he did that on youtube and twitter. perhaps the best known republican in the field today but gingrich has a message about messy personal life that include s two divorces, three marriages, and a lengthy affair. here is more. >> reporter: everywhere he goes, newt gingrich hears the questions. >> i want to talk about your
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personal life. i hate doing it. >> you've been married three times, you've had messy divorces. >> i think you've shared your life and you've gone to god to seek forgiveness and reconciliation. >> reporter: gingrich is trying hard to reach out to evangelicals and it's what brought him to reach out to them. that's a voting block that poses a particularly big challenge for newt gingrich. >> the problem with mr. gingrich is not once but twice he has violated that solemn and sacred oath and that's why it's a show stopper for me. >> reporter: gingrich who once campaigned as a family values candidate has been dogged by
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years for marital infidelity and he left both of his ex-wives when they had serious illnesses. one was in the hospital being treated for cancer. the other had been diagnosed with m.s. >> there's been no time in my life, partially driven by my passion for this country i worked too hard and things happened that were not appropriate. >> reporter: his wife, callista, 22 years younger, married in 2000, their relationship actually began seven years earlier while she was a young congressional staffer and gingrich was married to his second wife. the affair continued the everyone tire time when he was speaker including when he called for the impeachment of bill clinton. today he touts his recent conversion to catholicism and the nation's need for spiritual renewal. he's using money, lots of it through an organization known as newt inc. one of these groups, renewing american lewdership is specifically designed to win back the hearts of evangelicals.
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>> to help people of faith take back their own country. >> reporter: the group is run by rick tyler who's also been gingrich's spokesman for the past ten years. >> i talk to these pastors all the time, and i don't think there's any doubt that they find him to be genuinely repentant of past failures. >> is he going to be a shoo-in for the campaign? >> sure. >> reporter: there was a fast and prayer campaign last fall to ask people to uphold the sacredness of marriage. there was $100,000 spent on a successful campaign to oust judges who supported same-sex marriage. bob was chief spokesman for that campaign. >> gingrich was able to provide the funding that allowing you to get out o that message. >> there's no doubt. if we did not have the initial funding, there's no way you could even get started. you couldn't get out of the starting gate. so that was crucial resources. >> reporter: but even supporters admit gingrich still has work to do.
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>> my message was be transparent, be authentic, be humble about it. and you have to show a growth of maturity. you have to show i've matured, i've grown. >> reporter: a recent nbc "wall street journal" poll shows just how much his personal life may matter. 51% of republican voters said they were uncomfortable with a candidate who'd had multiple marriages. >> michael, thank you very much. we appreciate it. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and our political director. chuck, good morning to you. >> good morning, matt. >> we got to tweet on wednesday, newt gingrich is in and as michael pointed out there's some baggage. let's talk about the other side. this is a guy who's cultivated the ideas as an ideas guy. he raised $32 million between
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2009 and 20010 that dwarves what the other potential candidates have raised combined so what are his chances? >> look. his chances depend on who else gets into the race at this point. he's sort of this guy that sits out -- reminds me of joe biden and chris dodd during the 2008 race. he's there if everybody else falters. he could be the guy that is the best debater. he may do very well in the debates. he's very good at that. he's very good in the media, very quick wit and can look like the smartest guy in the room. the problem for gingrich besides the personal issues is going to be that of all the candidates that are likely to run, he's going to look like the most washington candidate. this is not the year to look like a washington candidate. >> you talk about mitt romney. a lot of people think he will run. he's going to give a speech on health care. this is an achilles' heel. he's a guy who passed a health care law strikingly similar to the obama health care law that republicans hate.
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how is he going to get past this issue? >> one thing that the romney folks are doing is trying to talk about it and distance themselves before he formally announces. so he's doing a speech today in michigan, and in talking with folks around romney, they say, look, after this speech they hope that republicans see that he is for repealing president obama's health care plan and he's got an idea to replace it. the problem for romney is an issue for a lot of these tea party conservatives isn't the fact that somehow obama's health care plan and romney's health care plan are similar. the problem is that he was for this mandate even in the state of massachusetts. tea party republicans don't want them telling republicans what to do whether on the federal level or the state level. >> let me talk about donald trump.
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he fell considerably in the polls over the week. made a comment. he said he had no idea he was going to get hammered as much as he got hammered the last couple of weeks. i thought all signs were leading for him running for president. do we see some reconsideration now? >> what's interesting is we're not hearing from him as much in the last couple of weeks. he's not calling up reporters complaining about his coverage anymore. it seems that this has been a passing fancy for him. he realizes that this has probably been destructive to his brand. the president embarrassed him frankly at the white house correspondents dinner sitting in the audience. it wasn't just him but the other comedian up there as well. he takes all this stuff personally, matt. you know it well. i know it well. this thing seems to be done and frankly it's not a surprise. it's just surprising that it happened so fast. >> or he could surprise us and keep going with it. you never know with donald trump and we shouldn't try to predict his future. >> that's true. >> thanks very much. appreciate it. let's get the rest of the morning's top stories. ann curry is standing by at the desk. two men in new york city are accused of trying to buy guns and grenades.
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and are in custody. officials say they had allegedly made threatening statements about wanting to attack the city. this man was convicted for his role of being a nazi death camp guard. the 91-year-old former ohio auto worker was sentenced to five years in prison. there are new fears that one of the reactors may have a leak. that could prevent workers from having full and effective control over the cooling of the fuel rods. exposure of those rods could put them at a risk for a full pang meltdown but they say it's now stable and cool at this time. in southeastern spain thousands of people spent the night outdoors in fear of more aftershocks after the worst earthquake in 50 years. two tremors rocked lorca. sending walls and steeples tumbling to the ground and killing many people. libyan rebels say they have
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made a major breakthrough, in their fight against gadhafi capturing the airport in the strategically important city of misrata. the fight has been the bloodiest. a rebel victory, this has been their most significant yet. meantime libyan state television showing him making his appearance on wednesday, his first since they killed one of his sons. evangelist billy graham was sent to the hospital. he was alert and resting comfortably last night. and finally while kate's dress at the royal wedding set off a worldwide reaction, perhaps the person most stunned was one princess in belgium. isabella orsini married the prince of belgium two years ago, and side by side with the duchess of cambridge the similarities now have the internet seeing double to the tiaras to the lacy long skirts.
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when asked about the images, the princess replied that, quote, kate middleton has good taste. that's a classy response. but i think privately she said, oh, you so did copy me. >> so she's a belgium valley girl, is that what you're saying? >> aren't all wedding dresses a copy of other wedding dresses? >> yeah, but look at this. >> given that answer, it's kind of like a belgian waffle. >> because it's kind of similar -- okay, let's move on. >> we missed you so much when you were in memphis and vicksburg. on a serious note, that story continues. >> let's take a look at what's happening at least as far as today is concerned. we're looking for the latest river crest. it's going to be sunday, about 57.5 feet, really well above the record and it continues to work its way down toward new orleans. the big problem, too, is we're going to be looking at rain.
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last few weeks, pretty dry. we are looking at rain today between memphis and vicksburg. and for tomorrow, slight risk of strong storms, rainfall amounts anywhere from 1 to 3 inches all along the mississippi river from memphis down to new orleans. so that is not good news. that' good morning to you. kind of a cloudy, foggy start in spots, but the good news, everybody's going to see a clear, sunny sky. that's really good music for somebody biking to work or bike-to-work day. tomorrow, same setup. fog overnight and tomorrow morning. that will hamper temperatures. keep them down from today. 69 degrees in fremont. 73 in san jose. already dropping a couple degrees today with that added cloud cover but the good news is the rain that we're going to receive over the weekend should clear out of here by about tuesday and then our warm-up
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starts. her mother miss a warning sign from madeleine herself on the day before she was last seen. they will speak out during a live int
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just ahead, how does a toddler end up in thousands of dollars of debt? meredith? plus live from cannes, the cast of "kung fu panda 2," angelina jolie, jack black, and dustin hoffman will join us here to talk about their new film. and whenever the three of them are together, who knows what will happen. we'll have them coming up. as mu. (girl) it's really hogwarts! because i can fly with harry! because i love seeing him like this!
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the first to know will be counselors here at san jose state, so they'll be better prepared to help students who come in. many of them already seem to nope the names of the three people shot tuesday in the parking garage and what's investigated as a murder/suicide. we have also spoken with some family and friends of the victims. but we will hold that out of respect to the school's wishes. that press conference, again, will be here at 10:00 this morning. that campus spokesperson also tells me they'll be talking about a recovery process for the school. marla, back to you. >> christie, thank you for that. now, for a look at your forecast, here's christina. >> good morning to you. yeah, it's pretty dreary start out there, but it's not going to last all day. in fact, that sun will be out in full force later on today. 72 degrees in santa rosa. 6 in n 68 in napa clearing out the cloud cover and the sunshine will come into the bay.
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69 degrees by saturday. rain arrives sunday. washout on sunday. outdoor plans, do it saturday. check your drive with mike. >> a new accident reported northbound 101 at highway 87 coming into downtown san jose. chugly past the airpo lly actua airport. a separate accident reported here. good deal from 101. 580, and expect slowing there as well. back to you. >> thank you, mike. the "today" show returns in less than two minutes. we'll be back at 7:56.
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morning. it's the 12th of may, 2011. not a bad day to be enjoying the fun and sun on the french rivera. that is cannes, a beautiful city along the mediterranean. meredith is attending the first cannes film festival. cannes is beautiful. it's not all that pretty on a rainy day. you've been pretty lucky. >> i don't want to complain. but it's actually hot, matt, especially up here on the roof. >> oh, my goodness. >> well, you know what they say?
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it's her first visit to cannes. the underlying thought there is it's her last. i'm not letting her go again. i'm here now, sucker. talk about hot. three of the hottest stars in hollywood caused quite a stir for their debut. i'm talking about angelina jolie, jack black, and dustin hoffman. the last time jack black and angelina jolie were at the cannes film festival together were with natalie moralez. jack black spilled the beans about angelina jolie. hopefully he can do that again. coming up we've got an investigation. criminals stealing the identity of children, in some cases even before they're born and building large debts in their name. how do they do it and what can you do to protect your kids?
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we're going to have important information. plus, bristol palin after sarah palin. some have suggested she had plastic surgery. coming up what bristol palin is saying about her change in appearance. first, her mother has written a new book about the case and its impact on the family. we'll talk to kate and jerry mccann in just a moment. but first here's nbc's mike taibbi. go >> kate mccann writes she might have missed a warning from madeleine. she also says a note left by staff might have tipped about a pedophile. it was just days before her birthday when little madeleine disappeared from her bedroom. her twin siblings were asleep
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nearby. but that morning her mom kate writes why didn't you come when sean and i cried last night? she changed the subject quickly but kate writes she might have missed a hugely important clue. it's my belief there was somebody in or trying to get in the children's bedroom that night. she also reveals that a staff had posted a note that a predator might have seen that the children might have been left unattended while they dined minutes away. they checked every 15 minutes or so until the last time when madeleine was gone and the window was open. >> when i went in, there was a gust that blew the curtains opened, that's when i knnoticed that the shutter had been pulled off. >> kate concentrated on the find madeleine website which provide computer generated images of how
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madeleine might be ageing but in her book she writes about thoughts of suicide, to swim out to sea until she was exhausted and allow the water to pull me under. she writes of her marriage almost breaking and that family life with her twins they keep trying to hold together. >> we do have, you know, periods of normalcy. still have to do the cooking and washing. we have lots of time with them and then it just kind of gets you, madeleine's still not here. >> she told of the nightmare that still invades her sleep. i can see madeleine cold and mottled on a stone slab, an inch now as it was four years ago. they stick to one disputed fact. there's no evidence, none, that she's been physically harmed. >> thank you very much. kate and jerry mccann are in
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london this morning. good morning to the both of you. >> good morning. >> this is a very personal book that you've written, kate. you talk about being consumed by guilt or many of these last four year, is that guilt as a result of this potential missed sign that you write about? >> i mean the guilt that i felt was primarily related to the fact that this has happened to madeleine and we weren't there at the time, and that is something obviously about which we've counseled for the last four years and will always have to live with. >> you know, you do write openly about the strain this has put on your relationship. you talk about the fact that your marriage to gerry nearly dissolved because you were unable to be intimate. it strained all of your relationships but you were unable to be intimate with gerry. why do you think that happened? i think it would be unrealistic to -- for this not to have impacted all aspects of our life, and obviously our
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relationship is a big part of that, and i think i've explained quite clearly in my book why i felt like that might be. i know it was an issue that we tried to work through like all of the other problems due to madeleine's abduction. >> gerry, how would you describe your marriage today as opposed to how it was before madeleine's disappearance? >> i think we're back to where we were. the marriage is rock solid and we're reunited. we've create add stable environmental for our other children. >> i've tried to imagine wait must have been like for the two of you in that period of time throughout this entire four-year period. but specifically in that time, i think it was september 2007 until july of 2008 where you were actually considered suspects in that case. how did you deal with that? >> i mean it was an incredibly difficult period. the main reason for that was
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because of the negative effect it was having on the search for madeleine. at that point we realized nobody was looking for her. as a parent, that was absolutely heartbreaking and obviously doors were shut to us at that time as well because of the situation and it hindered the search. and in the end it's madeleine that suffered as a result. >> as a father, there are so many things that are tough to read. you wrielt very openly and emotionally, kate, about your worst fear and being consumed with the thoughts of your worst fear that madeleine was taken by a pedophile and what may have happened to her. have you managed to distance yourself from those thoughts on a daily basis? >> i have very much so. it was something that was obviously my main concern in the early hours, days, and weeks. and it was incredibly difficult to get away from that. but, you know, we don't know what's happened to madeleine.
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we don't know who's taken her or why, and i have been able now to consider other scenarios as well. >> you write about your twins, sean and emily. you say they're six years old. you say it's so difficult because they have so many questions. but now they're a source of constant comfort for you. how are they doing? >> they're doing brilliantly honestly. >> quite amazing. >> they are. they're incredible. you know, we've always been told if they ask you questions answer as openly and honestly as you can, and we've done that. they're aware of everything that's happen and they know what we're trying to do and that everything is helping and, please, god, we'll find them one day and she'll be back to play with them. >> the book is simply called "madeleine." thank you, kate and gerry, for your time. we appreciate it. >> thank you.
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back now at 7:43. and this morning on "today" investigates a new twist on an old crime. identity thieves now targeting babies. nbc's jeff rossen is here with information parents really need to know. good morning. >> i know your kid ars are in h school and they're a little older, but for parents of younger kids, you have to ask yourself when's the last time you check your child's credit report? now the crooks know it. they can actually steal your baby's social security number before they're even born, racking up millions in debt. this morning we track down the
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alleged thieves and show you exactly how they do it. egan is only 2 years old but already yoes thousands in credit card debt and has declared bankruptcy. >> i think this must be a joke and then you realize, no, this is actually incredibly serious. >> reporter: 9-year-old riley is in default on utility bills. her social was stolen 11 years before she was even born. >> as a mother i was shocked and angry and violated. >> reporter: katy was only 3 years old when crooks stole her identity. now as a teenager her credit report shows over $750,000 in debt, all at the hands of i.d. thieves. a scary thought for a young girl. >> i think because it is illegal, they should be in jail. >> reporter: but they're not. in fact, we found two men using her identity living free. >> how did you get her social security number. >> i don't want to talk.
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>> reporter: this guy works at an auto body shop just miles from katy's house and we tracket another one working at a local 99 cent store. a leading credit bureau says both of these men stole katy's social security number to take out mortgages and auto loan os. >> it's not fair. >> that they're still out there. >> mm-hmm. >> reporter: our "today" investigation discovered thousands of young victims nationwide. >> each pink dot represents a suspect that we've been able to positively identify their location. >> reporter: jamie may is a chief security investigator. >> why are babies so popular. >> they don't realize they have a problem until they start using their credit. >> reporter: and that may not happen until your child is 18, applying for their first loan and credit card, giving thieves free rein with their identities for three years.
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>> never had i thought to run a credit check. >> reporter: stealing their socials is easier than you thing. that number is actually a code. the first three digits stand for the state it was issued in. the last six digits are the proximate date it was issued. now with simple software crooks can predict new numbers. when your baby gets a new number at the hospital, it may already be stolen which is exactly what happened to riley. her mom discovered it later by chance. >> the government gave me a bum number that obviously they hadn't cleared. it's a financial birth defect and parents are not warned. >> reporter: in many cases the police don't have the time or resources to catch these crooks leaving parents like katy's dad out in the cold. >> in a nutshell, what have the police done for you? >> nothing.
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it's almost like they don't want to be bothered. >> we found two suspects easily. we found this gentleman in arizona in two days. jeff rossen from nbc news. according to the credit bureau you've been using a young girl's social security number and wracking up a million dollars. >> half a million dollars. >> have you been using her social security number and been passing it off as your own? >> i don't understand very so they brought in a translator, in 2006 for $150,000. 2006 for $238,000. that's against the law. >> i don't want to talk right now. you want to arrest me, go ahead. >> i'm not a police officer. i want to know why you did this. >> why don't i see no cops? >> reporter: that's a good question. i don't know why you haven't been arrested.
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mario salinas working in a store parking lot rangling grocery carts, the credit bureau says using katy's social he's wracked up every 35 grand in debt. according to the credit bureau you have. [ speaking spanish ] >> reporter: here's a young girl who's credit could have been ruined. do you have anything to say to her? >> i don't know. >> reporter: you don't know. authorities know a flaw in the credit system lets them get away with it. when someone applies for, say, a loan, usually the bank only checks that the social security number has a good credit history. believe it or not, most banks don't check whether that number was assigned to that name because the government charges a fee to do that and most banks don't want to pay. so thieves can use a child's identity over and over again.
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that seems ridiculous. >> the system definitely has a gap. >> reporter: and for parents cleaning up the mess can take years and haunt your child, rung their credit as adults. >> do you want to say anything oochz to this young girl's family? you don't want to say anything to them? are you going to stop using this young girl's social security number. >> i talk to my lawyer first. i call you, okay? >> reporter: okay. i'll wait for your call. >> i'll call you. >> reporter: he's still out there. >> burns me up. he can walk around with my child's social and nothing's being done about it. >> reporter: but there is something you can do about it. et a credit check for your kids. it will tell you if anyone else is using their identity. for more information on how to get a free credit check right now for you and your entire family. all you have to do is go to our website, you can get it free.
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beginning next month new social security numbers will be more randomized. but still thousands if not tens of thousands of cases. >> as long as it's going to take to close this gap, what can parents do if they suspect their children's identities have been stolen? >> if you do the credit check and it come back that the credit is stolen, the only thing you can do is put a freeze on your child's credit so that way it will prevent any future theft. but it will take years for you to call the credit card companies and the credit bureaus. the burden is to prove that your identity has been stolen. it is a major pain. >> it is infuriating. coming up this morning we talk about whethhe adpltic surge. [ male announcer ] look outside. it's grow time. so let's plant some perennials that'll turn up every year. trees and shrubs to give us depth. and fill it out with flowers placed in just the perfect place. let's spend less, but plant more.
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it is 7:56 now. good morning. i'm marla tellez. today uc workers announce cost-saving suggestions to protect campuses in the face of $500 million in state cuts. bringing management to rash sho from 8-1 to 7-1 saving $260 million. eliminate perks to 1,000 of the highest pate workers saving some $20 million and doing away with athletic subsidies saving another $12 million. now here's christina with a look at your forecast. good morning. >> good morning to you. a lot of cloud cover we started you out with this morning is clearing. temperaturewise, as we head throughout the day today, we are going to end up in the upper 60s
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and low 70s later on. 70 degrees in gilroy. 69 in fairfield and 69 in livermore today. seven-day outlook shows we are going to continue to fall in terms of temperatures and the rain comes back into the mix as we head into this weekend. let's get a check of your drive with mike inouye. >> first, good news. accident cleared from westbound 580. still a 27-minute drive heading out of the altamont pass. slow further north on highway 4 coming out of antioch. over to pittsburg shg, speeds b low 20 miles an hour. heading towards 242 and 680. walnut creek interchange also very slow. notice the yellow in towards this area, san ramon. speeds in the 50s heading towards the caldecott. not bad. slow towards orinda. 20s in richmond. the only big issue, towards the toll plaza itself, a nice, smooth drive.
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metering lights on. the backup has built up over the last half hour. marla, last time we looked just about half way past the parking lot. now it's back to west grant avenue continuing to build. we do actually have a thursday backup that was unusual, now, well, i guess we're happy to e see. >> thank you, mike. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. we'll be back at 8:26. [ sea gull squawking ] [ waves crashing ] [ gasps ] brrrr! [ giggles ] [ sea gull squawking ]
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8:00 now on this thursday morning. 12th of may, 2011. normally there are about 17,000 people who live here. during the festival, up to 200,000-plus. last night's opening night lived up to its reputation. lots of stars, a dazzling red carpet with midnight in paris. just ahead, the stars of another movie that's getting a lot of attention, how about this. the cast of the new animated
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movie "kung fu panda 2." talking about jack black, angelina jolie, and dustin hoffman who said right before -- i can't -- i won't say. i won't tell you what he said because it's so wrong. back to you, guys. >> meredith, are you nervous? you're about to interview the biggest sex symbol in the entire world. >> angelina jolie? >> no. dustin hoffman. >> i'm shaking. i'm shaking. they promised me they'll be really good. also coming up the high school prom, one of the biggest events in a teenager's life. james thought he had a good idea. they went to the school in the middle of the night and hung a sign on the wall asking a friend to the prom. the school didn't think it was a good idea. they called him on the carpet for trespassing, banned him from the prom. people are crying foul all across the country.
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we're going to talk to james tate live in a few minutes. speaking of trying to turn something around, this massive movie trailer that will smith has been using arch the set of his new movie has irked new york city residents and we're going to get the story. it's huge. let's go inside. ann curry has all of the headlines. good morning, once again, in the new, u.s. officials say osama bin laden's personal journals seedsed from the compound reveal that he thought daily about new ways to attack the u.s. and cause mass casualties and he thought about ways to secretly plant al qaeda operatives in the u.s. the mississippi river has caused problems in the south as it surges toward the gulf of mexico. officials are now deciding whether to open a major spillway in louisiana. flooding three million acres of rural land to spare more heavily populated baton rouge and new
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orleans. health care costs have more than doubled for many american families over the last decade and they're not dropping any time soon according to a new study from a consulting firm. the average family of four is now paying $84 a week more than in 2002. the flight recorders from air france crash off of brazil two years ago arrive in paris today. officials say it will be taken three weeks to download data from the two recorders. the plane mysteriously went down with 228 people on board. now to wall street with cnbc's mandy drury. they're facing a congressional hearing today. >> you're right. oil ceos are on capitol hill getting a grilling by senate democrats over why the big oil companies are making big profits and getting generous tax breaks while the man on the street is paying such high gas prices. this all comes as commodity prices suffered. oil and silver all down and they
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obviously took stocks with them as well. we're going to see whether or not that pans tout same way. back to you. and bringing you the news can be a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. take a look. tara moremorgan, an affiliate reporting when a camel getting kind amorous. he got a taste of her. he was eating her hair. >> why are you eating my hair. >> exactly right. it is now 8:04. let's go to al with a check of the weather. >> announcer: al's pick city of the day brought do you by capital one's venture card. what's in your wallet. and our city today happens to be lost wages, las vegas, nevada. did you know if one person tried
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to stay in every hotel room in the city of las vegas it would take them 288 years? that's a long time. all right. as we look at the rest o the weather for today in las vegas, hewee ict we nae day for them. strong storms making their way through the lower mississippi river valley. later today there's a risk of those storms stretching up all the way into the mid plains, also into the ohio river valley and into the pacific northwest. sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard. we have seniors from the st. louis senior high school band. are you going to be playing at carnegie lal tonight? >> lincoln center. >> lincoln center, good morning to you. we're pretty close to the weekend now. and rain is going to arrive just in time for the weekend. low pressure is set up right over the pacific northwest. as a result, we're going to see some changes in our forecast. the biggest change will be our temperatures falling into the
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he was being sweet when he posted a invaiation on a high school wall. that got him banned altogether. now tens of thousands are speaking out, demanding tate be allowed to go to the dance. grand gestures by smitten high school students. in the movies, they always work so well. but for connecticut senior james tate, his public show of affection had anything be a hollywood ending. late last week he had a unique way of asking friend somali rodriguez to prom. >> i was waiting for a special way to ask her. and i did that, and this is what happened. >> reporter: early friday morning tate and two friends dragged a ladder and a cordboard sign to the wall taping this to the later. sonali rodrigues, will you go to
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prom with me, hmu for hit me up, tate. >> reporter: rodriguez said yes but school officials said no. tuesday they suspended tate and his friends for one day. a charge, trespassing for the stunt they said was dangerous. but the harshest part of his punishment hrks e was banned from prom. as the news spread, so did the outrage. >> i can't believe they're not allowing him to go. he didn't do anything destructive. >> i think it's kind of ridiculous. i mean your senior year prom is kind of like the big thing, so if you can't go, it's kind of like a big impact on your life. >> reporter: tate's post on this wall is leads to tons of messageses on this one. on the "let james tate go to prom" facebook page, tens of thousands are appealing on his behalf. the new shelton prom page is
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calling for a separate dance tate can attend. and on twitter, there are thousands. >> we all put our twilter statuses, team tate. >> reporter: even local public officials are speak out. the mayor told the "connecticut post," i'm at a loss here and i'm not convinced the punishment fits the crime. as for tate he doesn't need any cardboard letters to convey his new message. he's sorry. >> i'm sorry. it won't happen again for me and i'd like to go to prom very much. >> reporter: matt, we reached out to school officials but did not hear back, but this morning we ran into the head matter who handed down the suspension. she said she may have something later in the day. >> i have a feeling she's going to. thank you very much. james tate is with us exclusively along with the young lady he hoped to take to the prom, sonali rodrigues.
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good morning to you both. james, this seemed like a good idea. did you ever consider you might get in this kind of trouble for inviting sonali to the prom this way? >> no. i thought they would appreciate my sincere creativity and judgment and realize that me and sonali are both good people and we should have been able to attend the prom together. >> so when you got called into the head master's office you thought they were going to talk to you about the mischief part of this but you had no idea that you would, a, be suspended, and, b, be grand the prom. >> right. instead there's an investigation that's escalated to this. >> sonali, just give me your reaction when you first saw the sign on the big wall inviting you to the prom. did you think it was sweet or did you worry it could get james in trouble? >> i thought it was really
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sweet. i never, ever thought he would get in trouble. so when he actually told me he was suspended i thought he was joking because he usually tends to do things like that. >> sonali, weren't you also called into the office? >> yeah, i was. >> did you get in any trouble? >> no. they asked me what i thought of the sign. they never really talked to me after the sign though. >> let's talk about the uproar that has followed this situation. the facebook page. i hear 70,000 likes now on this page. we have the mayor of shelton saying he's not sure that the punishment fits the crime. what do you think about the punishment, james? >> i completely agree with the mayor. i feel like it would have been more appropriate to make me clean up the letters or do some -- spend a weekend there cleaning up trash outside the school or mopping floors or something like that. >> community service. >> a week of detention, just so i don't miss my prom.
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>> sonali, this is the guy who asked you to the prom. he's banned from the prom. would you consider going without him, or is that a nonstarter? >> i really don't know. i'm hoping they reverse the decision so i would haven't to go by myself. >> i have a feeling, i think calmer heads might prevail, especially since you've taken full responsibility and it does seem as if the punishment is a little out of order with the prom. i hope you can still go to the prom. can you buy a ticket or has the deadline passed? >> i think i'm supposed to buy one today, but i'm not sure. >> good luck to you both. thanks for joining us. james tats, good luck. we'll be following the story closely. we want to know what you think. go to and we'll bring you the results. up next, meredith in cannes withngina angelina jolie, jack ,
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man: and all the pens are put down... woman: and everything there is to learn is learned. man: till the heroes retire and the monsters return to their dens... woman: and all the plots are wrapped up. man: till that day... boy: by hook or by crook... girl: by book or by nook... woman: i will read. the new animated film "kung fu panda 2" is getting a lot of attention here. the furious five are back to take on a new enemy with with an old foe. we have sunstruck stars, angelina jolie, jack black, and
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dustin hoffman. welcome back. >> thank you. >> do you remember your first time? >> how could we forget? >> ours was together and we were tricked. >> you two together. >> yes. we met get iting on the big floy shark dolphin thing. >> yeah. >> yes. we bonded. >> jack black said, angelina, that there were sparks. >> there were. >> then what happened? >> yeah. well, someone swooped in and scooped her up. i don't know. i guess i came up short. >> well, you know, that last time, it seems to me you were with natalie morales in cannes? >> are you talking to me. >> yes. both of you. you angelina's pregnancy. let's take a walk down memory lane. >> jack's just confirmed it. >> is that true? >> yes. >> twins. >> i think you did.
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>> sorry. >> good going, man. >> it was actually -- you were not upset. >> no, she wasn't. >> no, it was quite the opposite. brad and i decided we would start talking about it. it was enough of a secret. and so we started talking about it. we talked to jack. he was one of first people. >> she didn't say, hey, keep it under your hat, keep it a secret, so i didn't know. >> do you have anything you'd like to reveal today? >> i wish i had some huge scoop for you. >> nothing? >> i would give it to you as a farewell present. but you know -- >> what? >> i'm so excited for you. you have a movie here that you executive produced. >> yes, we're going to talk about that late sneer so i guess we know what the next chapter is in your story, the producer of films. >> i want to talk about this chapter. we'll see. maybe i'll cast you in one of
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mine and in the end i won't keep you. no. dustin hoffman, what draws you to that movie? >> salary. >> salary, is it salary? >> and all the celery i can eat. >> what is it about it? >> after you've done the first one, there's nothing to fear but fear itself. and as angelina said, you're in the hands of jeff and he's one of the best. >> can we talk turkey? >> it's interesting. everybody reveals everything on television. you know, there's nothing except how much money they earn. >> shrouded in secrecy. >> i'm going to get you off the hook here. angelina, your kids have seen this movie. what do they thing of your character? >> they love her. but, you know, i'm in the running with po. i want them to like tigress more, but we're in a dead heat.
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and now gary oldman is the peacock. it's kind of so cool. >> he's the new villain in it. when you first see it, he's not what you would expect in a villain. >> when we watch, my kids like to pretend. i'm going to be that one. you're that one. my boys like monkey and the mouse. >> do they know that you're -- your guys are little, 3 and 4? >> 2 and 4. >> they're close. do they know who you are? >> they kind of have a sense of icht they know daddy's voice but they haven't put 2 and 2 together. they think po is a bear that exists somewhere, but they'll get it. >> you were actually trained in martial arts. first po doesn't know much and then he's better. >> that's right. he's the dragon warrior.
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>> and did all the martial arts training help you out here? >> look, i don't want to brag about my martial arts training because that's going to give people the wrong idea, that i'm ready to get into a caged match. >> ooh, hello it's about the yin and yang, if you can get this movement here. >> if you touch angelina, you're going hear from me. >> what advice do you have from me? what do i have to see or do before i leave? >> only a couple of days? >> yes. >> i would leave now. it's ten days. come back the day after it ends and you'll enjoy cannes. >> on that lovely note -- >> there's a lot going on in the next few days. >> angelina jolie, jack black, dustin hoffman, thanks a lot. the movie premieres around the country may 26. it opens nationwide.
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now back to matt. speaking of big stars, will smith didn't make a lot of fans in new york city with his massive trailer that he's using on the set of "men in black 3." now he has to move it. amy robach is standing next to it. amy, good morning to you. >> reporter: that's right. matt. on my left is his personal trailer dubbed the heat and on my right, his personal trainer trailer. they added, i didn't know trailers came that big. in the movies will smith's character protected new yorkers from ail yechbs in two highly successful installments of "men in black." >> i make this look good. >> reporter: but when the hollywood superstar showed up to
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debut "men in black 3." it had residents gasping. >> monday morning i heard -- there was a lot of noise and when i came out, i couldn't believe the size -- not just his trailer. all of them. it's just crazy. i've never seen anything like it. >> reporter: in a city where living space is tight, movie star smith is living large. his personal trailer where he spends time between takes is 53 feet long, weighs a monstrous 33 tons and rides on 23 wheels. photos from the company's website that rents out the trailer shows a granite master bathroom, full service kitchen and cherry cabinetry. it has a 100 foot plasma tv screen and a private balcony. and there's a giant trailer number two, even bigger and around the corner, this one for the famously fit star's
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full-size gym. all of this, even though smith who has pulled down as much as $80 million a year rents a five bedroom apartment only five blocks away. >> if i parked this in frolkts of hi of his house, what would happen? it would be impossible. it would be dragged away. >> reporter: he may have soured some residents but his grand style and supersized trailer haven't seemed to alienate his fan base. and just a short while ago they were actually able to get inside will smith's personal gym here or his mobile gym as he looks to call it. this trailer is actually bigger than his personal trailer. it's 55 feet versus 53 inks long and inside it's everything you might imagine a super star who's super fit would need. lots of weights, a punching bag and a treadmill.
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it's very private. that's what he was obviously hoping for. we understand he's going to be coming by this trailer shortly before lunch before his take so maybe we'll get to see a sneak peek ofhis t shi it is 8:26. good morning. we're following that triple shooting on the campus of san jose state that left three people dead. this morning, we have some answers. christy smith is live on the campus with what we know about the victims. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. a campus spokesperson tells me they're trying to handle this with sensitivity. but in a press conference in about 90 minutes, they will release the names of those killed in the garage shooting. and that's the headline on the school paper. it just came out here this morning. but quite a few of the students here seem to already know the
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names of the victims. two victims and the shooter were killed here tuesday in what's being investigated as a murder/suicide. we know the names and have spoken with family and friends but will release it after the university does in respect to their situation. the first to know will be counselors here on campus. they'll be briefed at 9:00 a.m. we'll be at that press conference at 10:00 and carry it live on mike's going to have a look at your morning commute right after this.
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welcome back. the accidents i showed you on the 101 have cleared from the roadway. but slow from 680 up into mountain view. slow in both directions for 880 between the bridges. oakland northbound coming past the coliseum, it's moving pretty well. as the 8:00 hour passes, no major slowing there. >> good news for drivers out there this morning. the "today" show returns in less than a minute. we'll be back at 86.
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we're back now, 8:30 on a thursday morning. it is may 12, 2011. the sun is streaming down in new york city. we've got a big crowd of people enjoying it. meanwhile about 4,000 miles away -- that doesn't sound like far enough -- look at the
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beautiful mediterranean and the coast of cannes, france, with the film festival under way. meredith is taking up shop or holding down the fort this morning. meredith, before you left, you were asking the burning question, are there cabana boys in cannes. what have you found out? >> i made it my mission to find out as exhausted as i was. i hunted them down. i found them at the beach club. they were very, very, accommodating. catered to all of my whims. but i did have time, you guys, to big out some gifts for you. so i want to bring thosous. oh olivie. a tall drink of water. they have these. >> very nice. >> then, al, i thought this said
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pane of france. it's actually pan. >> lovely. >> and then for ann to celebrate her new job at "today," this is the brand-new champagne being premiered here. it is called ice and it's a champagne you serve with iechls i had some yesterday. it's wonderful. those are your gifts. you know, you guys are really rude to me, but i'm bringing you back gifts anyhow. >> i appreciate it. >> natalie's here. do a little shopping and bring her something no. >> no, no, no. natalie, olivie. >> saving the best for last. >> thank you very much. e-mail just going to get drunk,
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so -- >> meanwhile we've got a lot from here. what have you got? >> we have a star of our own. meredith had all those stars. we've got mr. will ferrell in the house. he's going to talk about his brand-new movie, a little bit of a departure from him. >> sporting a little new 'do. >> also coming up, bristol palin, a lot of questions. new photos showing her a little thinner and alterations to her face. a lot of people questioning if she had plastic surgery. she's speaking out about it for the first our neck of the woods is coolish out there this morning. but we're warming up now that the sun is out. a lot of that cloud cover we had earlier is starting to break apart and clear. mostly sunny for the second half of your day. a little fog will return for your friday. overall, our weather pattern considerably changes over the next few days. a dip in the jet stream is going
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to bring back the storm track. showers arrive late saturday into sunday. sunday looks like a wash-out. then our temperatures are going to drop into the 60s. sun comes back on wednesday. "south park." guys, good morning to you. seven years in making, right? >> yes. which is pretty good for us. >> why did you sit down and say we're going do a musical on "the book of mormon." we met bobby lopez and we went out for drinks one night when we met. we loved domino q. we asked him what you are thinking of doing next. he said "the book of mormons." we said that's what we're doing. what are you talking about? we thought it would make a good
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musical. >> here's how it's been described. political miss t chit. do people take it too seriously? >> you know, at the previews we saw one walkout. got up from the aisle, threw her program down and walked out the door. >> we reached out to the church of jesus cite of latter day saints. they say this. the production may attempt to entertain audiences for an even abouting but the book of mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to christ. have they contacted you? >> mormons are really nice and that's why they make for a nice mufrl. that line, change your life, is one of the most important lines in our show. >> we don't disagree with that
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statement. it's pretty good. >> obviously as craeators of south park we've grown accustomed to you being a little irrev rant. do you find it hard to keep surprising people? >> no, it just keeps happening. >> good luck, guys. it doesn't seem like you need it. it's selling out in the theater night after night. the book of mormons on broadway right now. we're going to be back with much more ahead on a thursday morning from new york and cannes, but first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're used to will ferrell making us last. most recently on nbc's "the office." fehr ril plays nick, a guy who
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loodss his. >> and comes home to find his wife has left him and put his belongings out on the front lawn, so he enlists some young help to get his life back on track. take a look. >> what are you offering? >> discussing salary responsibility up front, smart. very smart. i'm thinking 4 bucks an hour, okay? if i have to leevgs stay here. watch my stuff. act tough. i'll feed you. give you bathroom and cigarette breaks as required by state law. >> i don't smoke. >> good, great. >> hey, will. welcome back. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have a lot of dramatic actor on the show. every once in a while they do a coddy. you take on one of these roles. is the concept the same? >> i sthoink. it's a great project that present add totally different opportunity for me to do different things as an actor and i jumped at the chance to do it.
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>> you don't get to laugh as much on set because you're not delivering punch lines. is the process as much fun? >> i have as much fun doing this as comedy because it's so different. that being said, it wasn't still that heb of a set. so we do, you know, we did get to have some fun. >> remember the movie "diner?" it all takes place with people sitting around the table? much of this movie takes place in one location, right there on the front lawn of your character. >> that's why when i read the script i thought it was a unique premise. this guy basically has his life stripped away from him and comes home to find all of his personal possessions on the front lawn and decides to live there. >> you were nice enough to give me a dvd of this. i thought this is something while they may not be able to identify completely, he's a recovering are alcoholic among other things we're living in a
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time where people are going through turmoil and i think a lot of people are going to connect to this guy. >> i think so. i think it kind of speaks to some of the things that people are possibly going through. and it's just a very regal, human, touching story. >> it's not all drama for you these days. you're on "the office" taking over the office manager role of steve carell. did you have second thoughts? you walk in. there's a group of people, they've all been together and you're the new guy. >> i was thinking this is steve ka real's last season and i'm a fan. that's how we call up with the idea for the show. on the first day of set and looking at this familiar cast who knows each other very well was slightly intimidating. >> do you think we might see more of you? >> it's just four, and thus far, no. no plans to come back. you're look at me -- >> i may be taking over here at
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the "today" show. there are talks. we are in negotiations. >> you're keeping abreast of the headlines. >> yes. speaking of our show here, it was way back in 2007 -- you know meredith is leashing. >> yes, i do. it was back in 2007 you provided her with one of her most cherished moments when you took her skating. >> >> yeah. i put her in the hospital. >> yeah. that's the last time you may get to see her. she's over in cannes. anything you'd like to say to her? >> meredith, hi. >> hi. >> i'd just like to say you're welcome. >> you know, will, my lawyer has been trying get in touch with you ever since then. you keep changing your phone number. what's that about? >> you know, i'm a guy on the go. like will smith i have multiple locations and trailers, so i'm tough to find.
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>> can i just say one thing, matt, in all seriousness? we've had so many stars come into studio 1a through the years i've been there. will ferrell is not only hysterically funny, but all kids aside, you're one of the nicest, nicest people i've ever had the privilege of meeting. i will miss you. >> thank you, meredith. we will miss yo, and i'm so sorry that you got fired. >> and on that note -- >> i take it all back. >> we will congratulate will on receiving the mark twain prize for american humor. that is a very big deal. that a is a huge congratulations. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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the goal is to pull back the curtain on some of your stores, and people. "today" nbc peter alexander gets a behind-the-scenes look of dreamworks animation where people are hard at work on the animated film. >> reporter: it's been called the house that shrek built. the studio launched by that famous green ogre. so what's life like behind this gates, a company fortune magazine calls one of the top ten places to work? >> this is clearly a unique workplace. we've got foosball. >> reporter: chris miller is the direct over what dreamworks animation is hoping is its next great film. >> all that i need are their
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boots. >> reporter: "puss in boots." >> he shows up really tough, taunted by locals. >> reporter: the results of the four-year process begins with the script and then story boards are made. >> how many story boards? >> hundreds of thousands. >> reporter: an entire world needs to be created from scratch and each character has been painstakingly developed. >> we create 24 to create one second of movement. >> reporter: 24 drawings for one second of movement. >> yes. >> reporter: olivie is the man bhienlds the cat. while antonio banderas provides the voice, it's his team. >> you act the line. >> i do. i shot a video of myself and use
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as a reference. >> cat people are crazy. >> reporter: the animators work hard to protect the performance but puss's pal humpty dumpty may use a trashcan to create the egg-like appearance. nearly 400 artists were assigned to the film. the way puss's hair blows in the wind to the direction of the light bulbs, every detail is analyzed. five of the top ten movies released in 2010 were animated. it's a lucrative business. so big that the folks at dreamworks animation have committed to using the technology for their new releases going forward including the latest film, "kung fu panda 2." ceo jeff katz enburg. we were invited to a live review where he was screened for "puss
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in boots." >> whether that scene needs to get a little richer and deeper. >> reporter: when do you know you've got it right? >> there's the joy of sitting in the back of a movie theater and hearing a roar of laughter and monday morning when somebody gives you the numbers for the weekend. >> reporter: completing our visit, the team at dreamworks animation let me audition for a cameo. >> you're a hardened, grizzled, uglish outlaw. >> the only thing you'll find tonight is trouble, puss in boots. >> one more time. >> the only thing you'll find tonight is trouble, puss in boots. >> that was hard. >> you're deeply humiliated. >> we're going to check out our yo performance. >> perhaps you gentlemen minnesota can find a simple score.
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>> the only thing you'll find tonight is trouble, puss in boots. >> i don't know how i'm going to break it to the man who has this role. who had it? >> the gingerbread man. >> tonight's the premiere. are you guys ready. >> no. we're in the home stretch right now. a lot to be done. but we feel good about it. >> and, by the way, the movie i help proceed deuce will make its way here in cannes what's called "the director's fourth night." a woman's return home, struggling to deal with her family. that's it from cannes. first this is "today" on nbc.
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president richard nixon made a historic trip to china back in 1972, opening the door to new diplomatic relations between the two world powers. now almost 40 years later,er former secretary of state henry kissinger looks back on the break through and the policy on china. dr. kissinger, good to have you here. >> good to be here. >> i want to talk with with your
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feelings about pakistan. a lot of people are questioning what pakistan knew when they knew it. how could osama bin laden, the world's most wanted terrorist be living right under their nose surrounded by their military and yet the u.s. trusted that. do you think that we were too naive trusting pakistan? is it time to server ties? >> i think the people in the pakistan government must have known about it. i also think that pakistan and we do not have identical interests. we have some parallel interests and some different ones. we are not working with pakistan do pakistan a favor, nor are they working with us to do us a favor. so what we have to determine is to what degree do our interests overlap enough to work together on the subject of afghanistan. >> but it is important to work
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together then. >> i don't see how we can operate in afternoon without some cooperation with pakistan. >> well, the president is now said to be preparing a major speech on middle east policy, and given what we saw with the arab spring, tunisia, libya, the violence in syria, what should -- i know you don't like to give advice to current presidents, but given your foreign policy stance, what do you think the message should be to the arab world right now, to the muslim world specifically? >> it will be an important speech. guaranteed there are upheavals going on simultaneously. some have the same cause. some have different causes. what the president, i'm sure, will want to do and what he normally does very well is to put out a vision of what america wants to have happen and what it can contribute, say, over the
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five-year period. i don't want to give a specific time, so that then we can make specific decisions as issues arise. and i think it's needed. >> okay. i was just going to move on to the subject of china, because you did write the book. in terms of that visit 40 years ago and the ground and the path that would be set then from the moment that nixon stepped onto soil there, at that moment, did you know that the direction of foreign policy in the u.s. was changing? what is the legacy of that trip? >> we knew it was a fundamental change in foreign policy because china was an enemy until then. we wanted to begin a period of potential cooperation and to move them away from the soviet union, which have been their alai al ally.
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their current situation has develop with enormous i'm a curious seeker. i am a chemistry aficionado. diphenhydramine. magnesium hydroxide. atheletes foot. yes. i'm a people pleaser. if elected, i promise flu shots for all. i am a walking medical dictionary. congratulations virginia. inflamed uvula. i'm virginia. i'm a target pharmacist and i'm here to answer your questions. good morning. it's 8:56. i'm marla tellez. this morning, aids activists are protesting on the peninsula to demand fair pricing for life-saving drugs. in about 30 minutes, activists are scheduled to meet outside
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the westin san francisco airport hot hotel. gilead sciences is holding its annual general meeting there. hiv patients are in a crisis because of budget cuts and federal and state aids programs. the price of the druis autbo $10,000 per patient per year. a look at your thursday forecast right after this. i am so sorry... let's just think of warm new- -steak grilled sandwich...piping hot with tender steak, grilled onions, and bourbon barbecue sauce all covered with hot melty cheese on grilled artisan bread.
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conditions and clear, beautiful skies. elsewhere across the bay area, 69 in livermore and 68 in napa. >> thank you, christina. stay us with for the latest on the deadly triple shooting at san diego state. a news conference is scheduled at 10:00 this morning to release the names of victims.
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we're back with more "today" on a thursday morning, the 12th of may, 2011. warm and sunny in new york city. we like that a lot. hopefully it's nice where you're waking up as well. nice to see these people standing around this morning. inside the studio i'm matt lauer along with al roker and natalie morales. speaking of the sun we're going to talk about how to enjoy it safely. this morning we're going to talk to a dermatologist about how to protect your skin and how to recognize a problem, a little spot that you perhaps would say is not the kind you should have and how to know what's a good
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mark on your skin versus a bad mark. sometimes it's a very subtle difference. >> melanoma is one of the cancers that causes the most deaths. >> it goes undetected. >> plus, bristol palin in the headlines, sporting a new look these days. some have suggested she's had plastic surgery and what bristol is saying about the change in her appearance. she's finally speaking out. we'll take a look at bristol before and after. and the top five places to retire according to "money" magazine from wyoming to the eastern shore of maryland, they look at places with senior economics, especially when it comes to tacks. we're going to run down the list for you. first we're going to get a check of the headlines. ann had to leave a little early and you're going to take care of it. >> that's right. as officials pore through osama bin laden's pretty journals.
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officials also say bin laden wrote about ways to secretly plant al qaeda operatives in the u.s. officials along the mississippi delta are facing a difficult decision as the river tops out at record levels. the river has already caused historic flooding in the south as it surges toward the gulf of mexico. officials are now deciding whether to open a major spillway in louisiana, flood 3g million erics of vir ill land. thousands spent the night outdoors after fear of aftershocks after the worst earthquake in 50 years. two tremors hit lorca sending buildings tumbling to the ground, killing at least eight people. there are new fear this morning at japan's fukushima's nuclear plant. one of the reactors has a leak. exposure of those rods would put the plant at risk of a catastrophic full meltdown but
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the plant's operator says the rod is table and cool at this time. the house armed services committee has delayed a vote on obama's new policy that would allow gays to serve openly in the military. meantime the governor of delaware signed that bill into law last night. evangelist billy graham was admitted to a north carolina hospital yesterday after a bout of pneumonia. they say the 92-year-old was alert and resting comfortably. lava poured out last night. the new eruption is getting more attention than usual because italy's bicycle race passes through. they're going to have a good view of that. a plane hit by lightning in midair provided these spectacular images. the bolt passed harmless through through the emirates airbus that hat about 580 people on board
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iechlts a nice picture, but you wouldn't want to be on a plane. has happened to you? the wing got struck by lightning. >> delta shuttle had like a st. el momo elmo's fire. was on a plane when a little gremlin -- have you seen that? >> in fact, you were sharing a plane with william shatner. >> and there were snakes in the aisle. >> let's -- >> that was a good episode. >> "twilight zone." let's check it out for you. unfortunately our friends in mississippi are going to be suffering for days to come. in vicksburg, it crested 57.5 feet. as we look today to show you what happened as far as the weather is concerned, we've got big problems. slight risk of strong storms to the west of the mississippi but they will be looking at anywhere
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from 1 to 2 inches from memphis to vicksburg. tomorrow o dropping anywhere from 1 to 3 inches all good morning to you. we've lost a lot of that cloud cover. still have partly cloudy skies overhead. but a lot of that will continue to push off to the east as we head through the day. and our temperatures will be allowed to climb to the 60s and 70s under pretty much a mostly sunny sky starting at about noon. 73 degrees at 4:00 p.m. as you make your way home from san jose. temperatures should be nice and mile in the city today. temperatures won't be all that cool and kind of overcast for the first part of your day. rain arrives saturday into sunday. saturday evening, a wash-out sunday. welker has the details. good morning, kristen. >> good morning to you, al.
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bristol said she is thrilled to no long vir a, quote, chubby little baby face and she insists cosmetic surgery had nothing to do with it. bristol palin's sleep profile had many doing a double take at the white house correspondents dinner. >> many people were saying who is that next to sarah palin. nobody could recognize bristol. her face had dramatically changed. >> the daughter of former alaska governor sarah palin said in an interview she had corrective jaw surgery loochling at the difference before and after. >> bristol told us that she had corrective jaw surgery are for medical reasons so that her teeth and jaw could correctly align and she knew for years that she was going to have to have this surgery. >> reporter: bristol told the magazine she's absolutely thrilled with the results. >> she's definitely full in the cheeks. >> reporter: this doctor wo has not treated palin says her
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higher cheekbones and seemingly similar face suggest there may be something more to this story. >> she may have also had a little bit of fat removed from the cheeks to define the rest of the face. it's a medically indicated procedure and it's also cosmetically beneficial. >> reporter: but the 20-year-old tells ""us weekly"" i wouldn't get plastic surgery unless i got in an accident or something terrible and got disfigured. i don't obsessor over my face. bristol was thrust onto the national stage in 2008 when her mother became the republican vice-presidential nominee and she became one of the country's most famous unwed teen mothers. le but bristol would soon take her own place at the podium as an unlikely spokesperson for abstinence education. >> i was out here just trying to tell teens that is hard work, this is a real jobful it's a 24-hour-a-day job. it's not like an accessory on your hip. it's hard work.
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>> reporter: last year she found her stride placing third on abc's ""dancing with the stars."" now a new reality show is reportedly in the works set to follow bristol's move to los angeles with her son trib. she says her showbiz career didn't play a role in choosing to go under the knife. slim chance of that. >> whatever she's had done looks really good on her. >> palin says she also look as little different because she lost about five pounds and she said she is feeling just great. al? >> kristen welker, thanks so much. now here's natalie. al, thank you. now we'll today to "today's health" and sun safety. skin cancer if detected early has a high cure rate. plus if you take the right
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precauti precautions you can significantly reduce your risk. doctor, good morning. good to have you here. it's a crucial time to start doing body checks. >> absolutely. skin cancer really needs to be detected early. if it's not detected early it's not as curable. one in five americans is going to develop skin cancer at some time in their lifetime and one person dies every hour from melanoma. the earlier it is detected the better it is. >> where should we be doing body checks? where should we look? >> they're dependent on the actual individual. you should determine your risk base on your risk factors. do you have genetic history? do you have lots of moles all over your body. are they different sizes and shapes? do you spend a lot of time outdoors? if you had one blistering sun
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burn, you increase your risk of developing skin cancer by two-fold. you want to take all of these things into account when you determine how frequently you should be doing your body checks. best to see a dermatologist and determine how many times a year you should be seen and when you are doing your body checks, it's great go into a bathroom with great light and start at the top of your head, look all the way down to the bottom of your toes, everywhere in between. look between your toes, your fingers, areas where the sun doesn't shine. it doesn't matter. i tell people to strip down to their birthday suts and check. >> i've heard of people who sadly saw what looked like a pin dot, it turned out to be melanoma and they died. personally. i've experienced that with a friend. let's talk about the a, b, c, and do melanoma. >> asymmetry. you want your mole to be
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symmetric ka ol' both sides. if one side is different, that could be a problem. you don't want the mole to have any irregularity to it. >> b is for border. how is that different for asymmetry that we saw there. >> there should be a sharp border. there shouldn't be no notching. it should be clear, not fuzzy. >> it should be regular. >> it should not be irregularly. you can see that it should be very well demar indicated. the border should be sharp, very clean looking, a straight line in some way. >> c is for color. as we look at colors, all these different colors, what do you not want to see. >> you want the color to be all tones of color. you don't want different shades of brown or black. you don't want a color that mixes red or black or a little bit of gray in it. it really should be one color. >> certainly scaling or bleeding, anything like that -- >> these definitely always an
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indicator that something at snooish d is for diameter. size is important as well. >> we usually say the size of a pencil eraser, about 6 millimeters about about the cut-off. you want to have it looked at to make sure it's not an issue. not that all moles that are bigger than 6 millimeters are a problem, but they can be. >> what if you see it changing in size? is that usually an indicator or could it just be a -- >> it could be e, evolving, and that's a big problem. this thing i find often very reliable is a person will come in and say this mole has changed. it's irregular, slightly change, irregular in color, itchy. usually it's an indicator that something is going on. exclusively it's just infamiliar torey but i like the evolving. >> melanoma not the only type of
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skin cancer. there are two other types. >> melanoma is the deadliest and can cause the most problem but basil and squamous. basil usually presents with a red or a dry scaling patch. it can look like a pimple that doesn't heal. and squamous cell carcinoma also can present as a scaling patch, usually in very chronically sun-exposed areas. you see this in people who are very fair, spent a lot of time outdoors. >> keep track of your moles and go in for checks if you can. thank you very much. >> thank you. coming up next, the top five places to retire and get the most for your money and a little later on bobby thomas is here with all your warm weather beauty needs. ♪
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on "today's money" finds the best play to retirement today one of your most important decisions is financial. so which towns in america give you the most bang for your buck? donna, great to see you. >> great to be here. >> you crunched these numbers at "money" magazine and you've got a list. six key components. state income tax, sales tax, median property tax, median home price, state bond rating, and budget shortfall. you can get the tax and home prices but why state bond ratings and shortfalls? >> typically you look for a low cost of living and hospitals and lots to do now that you have free time.
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we look at places that have a strong fiscal health. a lot of places have budget problems and that could really raise taxes. fiscal weakness can lead to a higher tax down the road. >> two places people like to go to, florida and arizona, how do they rank? >> they're definitely retirement meccas. people love the sun and warm weather. but those two got hit hard by the housing bust. it could mean a lot of fiscal problems for people who live there. >> let's get to your top choices. first off, laramie, wyoming. it's a town with zero state income tarks 4% sales tax and akorgd to your list, 0% budget shortfall. >> it's a great place to live and to retire. it's great if you like biking. it's, of course, for people who love the outdoors. university of wyoming is based there. that's attractive because you
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can take classes there. >> next is ames, iowa. why does it come in second on your list? >> it also has a very low cost of living. again, it's one of the few states that doesn't have any budget shortfall you can expect not to worry about higher tacks there. and it's great place to live. you may not think about ames, iowa. it's home of iowa state. hats a great lively downtown and it also is great place to take classes as well. >> and college football. bozeman, montana. i love that. not far from yellowstone national park, good college town. why did you choose this? >> no sales tax. no budget shortfall. it's a little more expensive. the median price in bozeman is about $300,000. if you're looking for some place artsy, bloomington, indiana. galleries, muvgs theater. why would baby boomers like
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that? >> it's another university town so you have that going for you. a lot of university towns have good hospitals associated with it but significantly has a much lower cost of living there. the home prices there average $130,000. really below the national average. >> and then this one last town, i've not heard of it, st. michaels, maryland. >> it's a lovely place, right on the chesapeake bay. dick cheney has a home there as well. it's a wonderful place to live and retires really like it. it's not too far from washington, d.c., as well. >> thank you so much. you're giving us something to thing about. for some of us, they say we should retire pretty soon. from drab to fab in one day, wee going to show you how to turn your backyard into a relaxing living space. u. doubtful, you love me. hey, you can't take allegra with fruit juice. what? yeah, it's on the label. really? here, there's nothing about juice on the zyrtec® label.
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good morning it's 9:26. i'm marla tellez. state fishing game experts say they have examined the body of one of the sharks found dead along peninsula waters. but so far they're not any closer to pinpointing the cause of this sudden die-offs. pathologists say they found signs of internal bleeding in the leopard shark's body but more tests are needed. 50 sharks have been found dead since mid april. a.c. transit is raising fares starting august 1st. the basic bus fare will now cost
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$2.10. senis will have to pay $1.05 to ride. a look at your forecast and the commute right after this.
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good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren and we are looking at a pretty good warm-up so far this morning. temperatures are now pretty close to 60. 59 degrees in concord, 58 in fairfield. going to have to wait till noon in the city to reach that 60-degree mark. the cloud cover is thinning out. by 4:00 p.m., mostly clear condition at that time. 65, breezy. drop-off in our temperature and rain over the weekend. back to you, mike. let's focus on tonight. 101, a lot of road traffic. earlier accidents down tuan at 87 and shoreline also. clearing from the road but that's where we're sticking around for northbound 101. it's slowing. clearing by the time you get to
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palo alto and menlo park. the giants are playing, the toll lights are still on. there was an accident clearing at high street. a live look at oakland. >> stay with us for the very latest on the deadly triple shooting at san jose state. university leaders are expected to release the names of the victims at a news conference at 10:00 this morning. we'll stream that live on also we'll bring it to you live on comcast 186, digital 11/2. we'll be back with our next news and weather update at 9:56.
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i'm thinking, just like my namesa namesake. i'm super sweet, i enjoy long walks. i'm a chihuahua. i'm just a petite little lady. you know what they say. big things come in small packages. let's face it. who isn't a sucker for a belly rub. it's a new way. speed dating for dogs. there are a lot of shelter dogs with who need help finding loving homes. so one has come up with a date night. we'll show you how it works tomorrowed on "today." coming up in this half hour,
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warm sunny days around the corner. >> we promise you they are. it's time to get in shape for summer. first we tackle your backyard. george ol' i fanlt is here. we are so in. that's perfect. and then we're also going to dig into your beauty bag from your hair to your face with bobby thomas. it's a whole summer makeover. and the bakery. they opened up just right outside our studio 1a. well, we've invited the head chef thomas keller over for a chat. and he's bringing us a couple of cookie recipes to share. >> conditioned wait. welcome to the neighborhood. first you've got a check of the weather for us, al. >> absolutely. let's show you what's happening. we're looking at a risk for strong storms from east texas all the way uninto the mid plains.
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rain. slight risk of strong storms. rain in the ohio river valley. sunny along the east coast. then for tomorrow, mild weather in the east but rain movinings into the ohio river valley. sunny to mild and hot weather well, we have some big-time changes on the way. rain for the weekend. and into next week. but a couple of nice, dry days before that. today temperaturewise, looking towards the mid to upper 60s and low 70s across the bay area. temperatures are going to be able to continue to stay in the 60s and low 70s as we head through tomorrow. after that, the big-time drop-off begins and our temperatures will fall as we head through this weekend, the rain arrives. sunday is going to be the serious day when it comes to the rain. plan the outdoor events on saturday. coming up next, george is here to show you how to pratecreprec
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home," building your very own outdoor oasis and you can actually do it in one day. george oliphant came to their rescue in new jersey after debbie asked for his help. >> in 1997 my girlfriend, who is john's cousin, invite med to their family reunion, and that's how it started. we got married in june, and five months later, he had a stroke, which left him right side paralyzed, his arms paralyzed and also with afascia, which is the inability to communicate. i thought it would be great if i can put a sun porch on for him where he could interact with your neighbors. i asked george if he can come to my res are skew. >> hi, george oliphant, i'm here to rescue you. ♪
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>> all right. debbie, john, one, two, three. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> it looks like a different house. >> i know you're the handy man around the house. >> yes, sir. >> it's the least i can do. speesk handy, there was one thing i noticed on the side of the house, i took the liberty of fixing it. let me show you what i did. if you want to look up, you can. >> oh, my gochltd. >> did you really think i was just going to give you the front porch? >> oh, my god. >> is this an outdoor oasis or what? >> it's beautiful. >> oh. so sweet. george to the rescue. george oliphant is here. we're all tearing up. he's doing a lot better now,
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isn't he? >> we did a revisit not that long ago and john is night and day. he's speaking more, much more activing loves the back and front porch and he's out there. >> you gave them an oasis. >> you can do all this in a day. it's great idea to extend your living area outside. ite going increase the value your home by having it nice and decorated. >> so you're investing in good furniture. >> it's going to get people to come and say i want to enjoy and be out there. outdoor furniture. it's fantastic because it has that indoor look, the indoor feel. if you feel the cushions, they're soft o but not hard. it's mold-resistmold-resistant. it can stachbd up to the elements. this is stuff that can stay out all season long. >> so it's worth the investment to buy good quality outdoor
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furniture it's a little pricey but it's totally worth it because you're going to have it year after year, season after season and you don't have to throw i out to buy new stuff. >> fire pits are also something people are putting into their homes now. you don't haven't to dig underground. >> a lot of times people would dig in or get a gas line. there are tons of different options. i like this one. it's nice. if you have kids. it's portable. you can move it to doesn't parts of the yard. you can cook smo'mors on it. it has a screen. you can get these umbrellas at they're great because they add pops of color, they provide shade in the sun or in the winter with crisp evenings. >> we like that. let's talk about summer entertainment. these things -- >> funny enough, that is not a stump and these are not rocks.
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they are actually speakers. >> speakers. >> these are with wires but you can get them remote as well. they don't have to be your typical speaker. you can have them as a pot for a plant, a birdhouse, a stump. they have them to look like fire hydrants or little dogs, animal figure reasonable. litter your yard. >> you have to have the big screen. >> this will survive the outdoors? >> this is from sun bright tv. it's down to negative 20 degrees all the way up to 20 degrees. so no matter how hot or cold, you're protected. you can get tints in your glass so you don't get the glare. >> nothing like watching the game outside. >> watch the game outside, listen to music, have a fire. >> and finally go green really quick. >> if you have trees noekt your windows, it's going save on your energy bill, protect your house, shade your house, and has curb appeal. if you have a nice well manned
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lands cape on your house, kit add up to 20% on your home. >> that says it all. good job as always. so nice what you did for that couple. that's great. you can see "george to the rescue" this weekend on some local nbc stations. >> coming up next tom kelser making his version of chocolate chunkokies. it doesn't get any better than that right after this. of activia. that's good. wow. this is really good. great flavor. it's really creamy, it's really tasty. ooh, wow! jamie lee curtis! it's activia. it's delicious. i am shocked. it's hard to believe it's that good for you. it's so good. try the fabulous taste of activia today. taste it, love it, or it's free. and now discover activia dessert. in rich, indulgent flavors like blueberry cheesecake. try activia dessert today. ♪ activia
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it's right across the plaza from our studio. the chefs are happy to be here, baking hard. they're baking sweet treats for customers. here we geev tt owner, thomas keller, the renowned chef who owned the french laundry and other restaurants. chef keller, welcome to the neighborhood. >> good to see you. excited to be here. >> we've been waiting for this day. >> i as well. certainly our entire staff as you saw hard at work. >> your chefs get in about 3:00, 4:00 in the morning? >> it depends. some get in as early as 2:00 in the morning to get the croissants in. >> they fit in with our lifestyle. you're making chocolate chunk cookie. it starts off like the basic chocolate chunk but you -- >> we're creaming our butter and sugar. what the extra in there is molasses. it keeps it more moist.
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we know this growing up as chocolate chip cookies. we mix our salt with levining. >> any kind of special flour? >> just all purpose flour. >> the brownish color is from the molasses? >> exactly. it's not a lot. it's a tablespoon of molasses for this recipe but it does an amazing amount of work. we love the added flavor and more important the texture of it. >> what i think is interesting about these cookies, you add two eggs, you're also adding two kinds of chocolate chunks. >> we are. we like the different textures and flavors. this is our normal chocolate chip like a tollhouse chocolate chip that we're going to put in. there and this is a chocolate chunk which is a gitard, san francisco, the texture is a little different and bitterness. that goes in there.
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>> and you mix that up. you scoop them up. you use an ice cream scoop? >> yes. it's a number 10. you could make them smaller. >> for you you may want to make them a little large sneer you know me too well. >> depending on the size is how long you -- >> my kryptonite is your peanut butter. >> we're going to add our butter cream to our peanut butter. of course, we have it like that. what you're going to do -- that's right. put as muff as you want. don't be bashful. look at that. perfect. if you lose your day job, come across the street. we have night jobs for you. that's always possible. >> nutter butter is another one of my favors.
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this is a decadent version. >> we have a variety of things. these are french macaroons, different flavors here, carmel, minute, chocolate, peanut butter and jelly. our signature is our bouchon, similar to the brownny but more deck dechblt our chocolate chunk and double chocolate chunks petener butter nutter butter's here, an array of tarts, we have a beautiful mint we're doing. chocolate tart. these are wonderful. >> what are those? >> ho-40s. we harken back to the day where we don't -- these are wonderful. >> ho-ho, no, no. >> we've got peanut buttercups, peppermint patties, carmel corn, whatever you want. we have. >> chef thomas keller, welcome to the neighborhood. >> thank you very much. good to be here.
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>> from golden locks to golden skin. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this morning on bobb by's beauty bakele bog by thomas is here with the last trends from eye-popping color and sunless tanning and hassle-free hair. like the sound of that. good morning. >> good morning. >> time go through your beauty bag and figure out what's old, what's new. >> it's a great time of year to toss everything old out and it's fun. color is huge. we saw it on the runway, oscar de la renta. models were sporting bright vivid eyes. >> the summer look is bright eyes. >> pass on the black or brown.
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colorista is a kit at see for ya. you get this kit. $36 for $136 worth of makeup. eye shadows, lip palette. >> this great tool helps you pop it out and you can put it in this compact that comes with it to take it in your purse. you can experiment with the color this way. >> i love makeup forever because they're leading the curve. it's makeup that stays. it's waterproof. >> look at that bright pink. >> it actually stays out. look at my eyes. i had fun with purples and teal and played around with the colors. that will stay if you want to go swimming or anything. >> because makeup forever is forever. it's waterproof. and nude. >> this is a backstage beauty secret. just like you use nude shoes to
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elon gang your legs, if you use nude, lit open up your eyes. >> you use it -- >> inside your eye and it will make your eye appear brighter and bigger. so it's an optic call illusion. a lot of makeup artists use it to give you a doey-eyed look. you have these at your local drugstores. many of these are made up of 50% water catching a lot of blogs. dr. jard has come u out with with a beebe cream. it evens out your complex. it's five products in one. >> because it's a lot of water if you have sensitive skin. >> yeah. there's a lot of buzz about this. there's this magically cool powder it's cool. because it's 50% water.
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when you put it on your skin, it actually feels cool and like a liquid. >> like air conditioning. that's great. it blends in. >> over here it's about summer for the body. >> you've heard about spf in a pill. they do help your body's own damages mek niche from damage from the sun. but you still need spf. these are my favorite tanners. go to i have an article that explains all of these. >> these pads. >> these in particular are great because they're gloves that you slip your hand into and you can have more control when you apply color. so these dr. denese gloves are really amazing. >> you have hair products that help with frizz? >> frizz ease from john freida.
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they say up to 11 days or until you wash it out. >> 11 days? >> 11 days straight. >> please tell me you're washing your hair in between. and wave rollers. everything on the table here is on and i've listward you can get it and the benefits. >> great stuff. we love it. thank you, bobbie. coming up, kathie lee and hoda are going to bree: sis, help me create my oasis.
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marcy: ok, romantic garden? bree: oh, is there a castle nearby? marcy: no, but there's a charming farmhouse. bree: right next to my posh castle! i'm sensing a theme here. well, i am the queen, dear sister. good morning. it's 9:56. we should be learning more about that tragic triple shooting at san jose state in just a few
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minutes. university leaders are expected to release the names of the victims at a 10:00 news conference. two people were shot and killed on the fifth floor of the north parking garage tuesday night. police say the shooter who may have shot himself died at the hospital a short time later. san jose state says all three have ties to the university but they're not calling them students. one student who parks on the fifth floor says the shooting has made her feel very uneasy. >> i don't know where it happened or anything. i kind of don't want to know. what if i am parking in the same place? it's really sad. >> again, that announcement is set for 10:00 this morning in front of clark hall. we'll stream it live on and bring to it you live on comcast channel 186. in the meantime, we'll check your mild forecast with christina. >> we have rain on the way this weekend. you'll probably want to enjoy the sunshine for the next couple of days. # 2 in degrees in santa rosa.
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65 in oakland. 70 degrees in los gatos. towards the coast, more mild. we had a lot of cloud cover earlier. but most of that has cleared out of here. we're going to see our temperatures continue to warm us up into the 70s. tomorrow, 70 again. then the rain moves in saturday into sunday. sunday, the heaviest precipitation forecast. let's get your traffic. >> very heavy traffic for 101 northbound right around tully things are okay. but crossing 680, very slow past the airport. coming up past shoreline, this is typically one of the last spots we see it clear up. 237 is jammed up, from mountain view into palo alto. the maze is slow approaching the toll plaza. 880 slowing through downtown. we see it's jamming right around road park right around high street.
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coverage of that deadly shooting at san jose state coming up on and live on comcast channel 186.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television hey, everybody. it's thirsty thursday. hoda and i looked over to our little baby sister and thought, she is all grown up. >> she is a hot ticket. >> sara came to play. >> what happened to you? >> i'm following your lead. >> she looks all grown up. she is not too old to do anything. you know what i'm saying. >> we are extremely upset about this new survey. you guys will be, too.
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>> we hope. >> we are sure almost. they polled 2,000 women about bathing suits, clothing and hairstyles. they said no woman should wear a two-piece bathing suit after 47. no woman should wear a two-piece bathing suit after 47 according to these 2,000 women surveyed. >> they say 35 is the cut-off date for mini skirt, tube tops and belly button piercings. >> belly button piercing i get. >> if you're not wearing a two-piece, who will see it? >> after mid 40s they say no leggings, no knee-high boots and no uggs. why? >> it doesn't make sense. uggs are not attractive. they are cozy. i love them. >> look at hanna! >> you're breaking every rule, hoda. no high heels. >> i'm sorry. before we move on.
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focus for a second. >> i was in my early 30s there. i miss that. after your early 50s, no high heels, no ponytails and no long hair. i break everything. after 61, no bathing suit at all. you're not allowed to go in a pool. let's look at sharon stone 53 in a bikini. >> there is sharon stone. here is demi moore. she is 49. how about 66-year-old helen mirren? >> she can do anything she wants. if you worked hard enough to be in great shape no matter what age you're at, you deserve the right to wear whatever you want. let people say what they are going to say. their opinions don't matter anyway. there are 20-year-olds out there that should not be wearing two-piece bathing suits. >> there is a difference between -- and we've seen women who try to dress like their daughters. >> there is a trampiness, too. we are talking about appropriateness. >> you should wear something revealing if you're comfortable.
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>> most people think you and i are inappropriate on a daily basis. >> some people say it's ridiculous we wear sleeveless all the time. are arms so revealing? they're arms. >> you work out at the gym every day. >> you do your pilates. >> i'm post menopausal and i'm hot. i don't want to wear sleeves. we all have our reasons. lighten up a little bit. if you've got amazing legs -- >> show them. liza. >> yeah. >> liza minnelli has great legs. >> celebrate our womanhood. >> they did survey 2,000 women. we have more than 2,000 on our facebook page. should you wear a bikini at 47. >> or should you be in shape to wear it no matter what age you are? >> i think if you're comfortable you should wear it. i've seen women comfortable in
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their own skin. i'd love to feel like that. >> we always talked about how we wish we had that confidence. >> the girl at the gym. she is always on the elliptical. i want to be her. she is doing it. she is so happy. >> what do you mean? >> you watch her and you're like, i want to be you. she loves herself, you can tell. there is something about her. there are other people thin, tucking, readjusting. >> totally self-absorbed. we don't know people like that, do we? >> we are so excited about other news. >> are we allowed to announce this really? >> yes. right now as you know, meredith vieira is in cannes. >> next year guess who is going to cannes? >> yes, we are. >> we're going to cannes. >> we are going to go next year. we heard from our executive. he gave us the green light. we get to go to the south of france.
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>> only 364 days to go. >> like the royal wedding. every day. >> merci. jerry, bless your heart. let's all work out hard for the next year and all of us wear a thong in cannes. yes, we can. >> thongs for cannes. >> if you promise to wear a thong, we promise to take you. did i say that? i'll have to pay for that. >> right. >> there is a kid. it makes me crazy. he is a nice young man from shelton, connecticut. friday at 1:00 a.m., they took cardboard letters and placed them to the side of the school wall. >> they got in the golf cart. they trespassed to the school. he wanted to ask his girlfriend to prom. he taped up with tape these cardboard letters that read,
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"will you go with me to the prom, hmu," which is hit me up. >> she saw him and was texting him yes. he was behind her. isn't that the sweetest thing? the kid gets called into the principal's office. the principal said did you do this? they said yeah. they called for a one-day suspension. according to the school rules, if you get suspended after april 1st, you don't get to go to the prom. he got bounced. he wasn't allowed to go to the prom. he happens to be a sharp student, an ap student, head of his golf team. now he is not going to the prom because of how he trespassed. >> i think rules are there for a reason. there are sometimes stupid rules that don't make sense, but the time should fit the crime. >> what do you think? >> cass tells me some of the stories at her school what people do. they have to outdo one another. there is a whole big thing about inventive, creative ways to ask
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people to the prom. i don't know. nobody was hurt. he didn't destroy property. he didn't do it in a malicious way. in a case like that, you need to put on your solomon robe and go, who was hurt, what message does it send? let him be suspended sand say listen. i mean, i do think rules are important, but that's harsh. >> i agree. the school is talking about it, we hear. >> there's been an outcry. 70,000 people. >> there are facebook pages and everything. he was on "the today show" for god's sake. >> we promised you yesterday baby cheetah and the puppy find friends in each other. >> it is a video we proms we'd had. >> because bill wasn't here, it didn't happen. we keep sending you our love. >> here is the cheetah and the puppy. >> can we take the thing away?
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thank you. >> you each have your own toys. that's good. >> that was the exclusive video we were waiting for for three days? >> i got that mixed up with bambino. >> they were like, wait, we can't release it until wednesday. that's it? joanne, we waited three days. no one was allowed to use it until we aired it. >> hopefully there is a better one with a camel. >> a reporting is doing a stand-up and the camel starts munching on her. >> that hurts. ow. >> that looks like you. >> careful. >> it really did hurt. >> you have been around camels. you're from egypt. >> oh, for god's sake.
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>> i've ridden a camel. have you ever ridden a camel, hoda? >> yes. >> they are the nastiest animals. tell me a nastier animal. they are nasty. they smell. >> they do, but they are fun to ride. >> you get in a rhythm, if you know what i mean? can't beat a good camel. can't beat a good hump. >> oh. >> that's right. if you guys like miley cyrus -- >> i bet vito thought that was funny. >> there is a strong chance you'll like the young lady we have on today, kiley saunders. they call her the sap niece hannah montana. she is from here. she goes to school here and is a regular girl. she goes to japan and she can't walk down the streets because she is such a rock star. >> nobody in this country knows about her secret life. we'll meet her and she'll sing for us. american father and japanese mom. >> we told you about our big
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conte contest, the boys. that's all people can talk about. what you have to do is go to klg and, send in a two-minute a capella of you singing. the winner gets to watch "the voice" in l.a. >> actually, the final. >> the final. >> we should be there, too, when it happens. >> we should all go. >> since jim is in such a generous mood today. sweeps are going well for all four hours. >> wait, wait -- don't look at it. >> i saw it. >> it's thursday. i get to do the play list. i was with jay last night. there is a song that came on that every woman should sing to her boyfriend man every now and then and it's this one. it's called "any man of mine" by shania twain. we just had her on. "any man of mine." shall we listen?
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♪ ♪ this is what a woman wants ♪ any man of mine better be proud of it ♪ even when i'm ugly ♪ still better love me ♪ i can be late for a date ♪ that's fine ♪ but he better be on time ♪ any man of mine ♪ saying this is just right ♪ when life is just a little too tight ♪ hang on and say snoit i'll be okay ♪ when i have a bad hair day ♪ i can change my mind ♪ a million times ♪ i want to hear him say ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ yeah ♪ i like it that way ♪ any man of mine ♪ better walk the line ♪ show me a teasing
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♪ squeezing ♪ kinda time >> hold on this little part and we're done. ♪ any man of mine >> right here. >> we have to go. ♪ any man of mine better disagree when i say another woman is looking better than me ♪ when i cook him dinner ♪ and i burn it black ♪ he better say i like it like that ♪ >> thank you. >> that didn't live any time for "sister act." >> we can talk about "sister act." >> listen, i didn't know what to expect. i wasn't a huge fan of the movie. i love whoopi. we loved "sister act." you want a really great time go see "sister act." >> joyful. >> terrific performances. i wasn't prepared to be as moved as i was.
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>> oh, my god. >> i don't really care which dress we get. it doesn't matter. i need to get off this white carpet. >> they tried to get you out of that shop quickly. >> rose burn, ellie kempton. >> hello, ladies. you must have had a ball. >> it was fun today opening "usa today" and there you are. >> oh, my god! >> you haven't seen it? >> we haven't seen it. >> we are having so much fun. >> they are saying this is like the female raunchy version of "the hangover." do you agree? >> is that a compliment? >> it is a compliment. >> yes. it's going to make billions of dollars so it is exactly like it in that respect. >> who is one of the producers? >> he knows raunch. it is so written by kristen and a friend of hers. it is raunch from a lady's
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standpoint. >> it's lady raunch. >> each character is so distinctively different. you're this type-a one people don't fall in love with right away, right? >> yes. it's the villainess of the film. in the end we had redemption. >> she has a little history. >> yes. she is very competitive. we had a lot of fun. we did a lot of improvising. >> you're so good losing your british accent, by the way. wow! >> your character is interesting, too. very naive. we love you from "the office." >> wide-eyed innocent. anyone who isn't married is doomed from life. >> a lot of people still feel that way. >> they do. it gets a little tutorial from
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this one. >> you're the raunchy one. >> oldest bridesmaid, the cousin of the bride and needs the bachelorette party the most. i'm banking on having a good time at this. >> a lot of us can relate to your character. >> your character has three young kids, that is right? >> three brat kids that hate me and i hate them. in the beginning of my marriage i was like this one and thought, this is the best it's going to get. years down the line, i'm like, get me out of here. >> were you bridesmaids in real life? >> i have not. >> i've been a bridesmaid seven times. >> i've been a bridesmaid eight times. they don't have bridesmaids in australia. they are sensible. >> you don't have people that stand up with you at weddings? >> it's not as big a deal. in america everything is larger than life. >> tell us about the locket. the director gave all of you this locket? >> the director paul gigg gave
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us this. a true gentleman. >> that's us. >> we see it. >> isn't that nice? >> so a year or two from now we'll be doing the sequel to "brides maids?" >> oh, and there are individual pictures of you guys in the paper. >> all the best. >> it opens nationwide tomorrow. >> up next, wait until you see what sara has in story. [ male announcer ] it's simple physics... a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain so your body can stay in motion. because just one 200mg celebrex a day can provide 24 hour relief for many with arthritis pain and inflammation.
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♪ you ♪ you ♪ you ♪ i got freaky freaky baby ♪ i was chilling with my ladies ♪ i swear this is true ♪ and i owe it all to you ♪ they like my swagger ♪ they call me mick jagger ♪ i be rolling like a stone ♪ jet setter ♪ jet lagger ♪ and i owe it all to you ♪ dirty bit >> after we picked this week's video, we found out the bride and groom worked for nbc. they had nothing to do with the making of it. i think they are in graphics. those people are talented. >> that was genius. >> each of the groom and the bride's fathers did a dirty bit.
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>> genius. >> still to come from the east coast to the west, some great summer getaways. >> the japanese singing sensation who is a regular girl on the block here at home. [ woman ] bathing suits! shorts! tanktops! [ female announcer ] grab a box of multigrain cheerios. get a code to... ...a 7 day plan from biggest loser to get going on your summer weight loss. get the box. get the code. get started!
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with more of "today." taking you to the snack counter at your favorite movie theater. >> what are you really consuming? we have no idea. that's why madeline is pitting us against one another. very deceptive. >> just went by the popcorn and thought it was just popcorn. it was soaked in butter. i said i think it's been years since i had it like that. >> now you can order extra butter. we'll start with popcorn. with popcorn, it's the most popular snack in the movies.
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this family-sized tub does this have more or less than 1,000 calories? >> way more. >> yes. 1,500 calories. >> with butter? >> without the butter, it's not that much less. buttered popcorn, does it have 72, 98 or 116 grams of fat. >> 116. >> you are right. >> she knows her fat. >> look at this. it's the same amount in a whole pound of swiss cheese. >> what? >> that is nauseating. >> it's called a family tub. >> no. >> you get a free refill. people go back twice. now the salt. does this popcorn have 1/3, 2/3 or 100% of your salt? >> i'm going to have to say 100%. i would be wrong. >> i'm going to guess. the second one. >> 2/3. >> you're not doing great unless
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you share this with ten people. 20-pounce regular soda and 20-ounce slushy like an icy. which has fewer calories, the soda or the icy? >> the icy. >> it's the icy. that has 150 calories. >> i know my junk food. >> did you have red wine and dark chocolate this morning? >> this is 5-5. i'm not counting. >> this is just a medium this big tub. if you swapped out water instead of this, how many tea spoons of sugar would you save, 10, 15 or 20? >> go ahead. >> don't give me the mercy buzz. >> i have 4, you have 0. the second one. >> no. >> 20. >> this is the same sugar in this. you're right. you get a point for that. >> i care.
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>> amazingly enough, there's the kids' option having this mini meal with popcorn, a diet soda, water and small candy. does this have more or less than 300 calories? >> more, more. >> no. >> i say less. >> 280. >> that's the only other choice. >> 280. >> 30 seconds. this bag of twizzlers, 1,000 calories. >> there is 1,000 calories in one of those? >> that's not the no fat kind, is it? >> is it zero, 10, 20 grams of fat. >> zero. >> 1,000 calories, beware. hot dogs and snow caps. one has 400, one has 300. which is the low calorie item? >> snow caps. >> no. the hot dog.
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>> why are you playing? >> movie snacks and your favorite "love actually." >> "love actually" is a great movie. >> and "it's a wonderful life." >> thank you, madeline. up next, road trips.
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you can pack your bag's for today's travel without packing a lot of money. >> sara magnola has affordable weekend getaways. >> they are always good ones. >> they are. they are affordable and you can just jet away on a friday after work. >> that's right. >> let's go to south carolina, shall we? >> charleston is a great foodie destination. everybody loves it for its restaurants. it's beautiful in the spring and summer. we recommend the andrew pinkney end. west indies style. you will not be in your room. you'll be eating at all the restaurants there.
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you'll sart with the alouette cafe which is a holistic soulful restaurant. they don't serve pork, they serve fried chicken and there is bowan's island where they have streamed oysters. they have a restaurant on stilts. it's amazing. if you have room for dessert the sugar bake shop opened by two former new york architects for caramel cake, but you doubt you'll have the room. >> you love this place. >> absolutely. >> what about chicago? >> chicago is a great weather destination. drop the coat, bring the kids. stay at the swiss hotel, a "travel and leisure" top 500 hotel. they have a 42nd floor indoor pool. the best part is their field museum package. they'll throw in two tickets to
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the museum which focusses on archeology and geology. they have a whale exhibit. you wouldn't think of chicago as a whale destination but there you go. >> there you go. >> for the nature lover's out there. >> utah is a nice spot. >> you can stay at the red mountain resort. you can have a wellness restreet. amazing cocoon spa. >> affordable? >> absolutely. all of them are affordable. >> i love that. that's gorgeous. sara, thank you so much. >> thank you for taking us on a trip. >> never makes a mistake. >> she gets on our nerves a little. >> how to turn your great idea for an invention into a reality.
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have you ever had a great idea for a product but somebody beat you to the punch? >> yeah, it's called spanx. a writer from cnbc is here with great products you thought of as well as advice how to turn your clever idea into reality. >> hello, cindy. >> how are you? >> i'm good. how are you? >> step on over. >> our first product, right? mom's carry around all kinds of things under their arms to protect their kids. this is an all-in-one called the cool wazoo. you can put it on a high chair, a swing. this was invented by a stay-at-home mom who came up with the idea because her daughter got burned on a hot swing. it's heat resistant and water resistant and germ resistant. you can use it on a grocery cart. it's one little thing. cool thing about this, how does a person get from the idea to
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get it into consumers' hands? this mom hired a consultant, a company called lucky napkin and they helped her how to take an idea and get it manufactured. >> without stealing the idea. i think people are worried if they tell somebody about it. >> you can learn from kathie's mistake. get a lawyer to get your idea patented. >> you know what i have to say? wow, that is so smart. >> hot coffee, i get my first cup, it's burning hot. >> you have a narrow window when it's too hot to drink and you let it sit too long and it's too cold. there are a couple of 20-something engineers. it's called coffee joulies. they are the size of an agriculture. they cool your coffee down and will keep it warm up to five hours. >> 45 minutes ago we heated that
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up. in a mug, you're better off doing it in a travel mug. >> it's freezing in here. how do you open that? >> the heat escapes through there. >> i'm so technical. >> you're better off doing it in a travel mug. >> that's 45 minutes. that's still hot. not scalding, but hot. >> this is a brand-new idea they rushed into production. >> you know what we say? wow, that's so smart. what about here? >> only the best for you guys. i brought my old junk mail. this is a smart product. we carry around electronics and carry them around in our designer bags. it says mug me. this was a product designer in london. it's available at it looks like a padded envelope but there is a laptop inside. it's got luxurious interior that belies what you see on the outside.
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>> wow, that's so smart. what's next? >> we had products from a mom, designers, engineers, this one was invented by a 10-year-old girl. you can see this here. it's basically a bedazzled bottle cap. this is a necklace. this is a way to decorate her locker. she took out $300 of her tooth fairy money, bedazzled the caps and made necklaces. she wrote a book. >> that's like that commercial with suzy and the lemonade stand. i love that commercial. >> this is what you were talking about. >> they are garbage can't lids with handles to help you pick up more leaves and mulch. >> you can scare away bads with
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them or bad writers. >> wow, that's so smart. >> yeah, it is. >> thank you so much. >> next, a live performance from an amazing young woman.
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kylee saunders is one of the most famous 16-year-olds you probably never heard of unless you live in japan where she is a huge tremendous pop star. >> other than the all-expense trips to japan to tour, record albums, this hannah montana is a seemingly normal student growing up in phoenix. >> welcome to our show. >> very honored. you're going to make your national television debut with us. you write some of your songs?
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>> i wrote part of the lyrics for the song i'm going to perform today. >> is it weird living this double life being a kind of normal girl here then you go overseas? >> at first it was weird. it felt like two different worlds. i love it. >> you've been singing since you were 3. never had any singing lessons or coaching? >> just got it, right? >> i listened to maria carey when i was younger and tried to teach myself how to sing. >> what are you going to sing? >> a song called "never give up." >> take it away. all the best, kylee. ♪ it's like to dedicate this song for everyone in japan. ♪ i never gave up wishing on a star
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♪ you were my dream that came true ♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ want to fly away ♪ so sad ♪ don't doubt ♪ look out ♪ look at the worlds around ♪ you and just enjoy yourself ♪ don't let the hard times bring you down ♪ stay strong ♪ the world will be on your side ♪ every day we start with one more chance ♪ to live ♪ to believe and take a risk ♪ either way ♪ our future is beginning ♪ you've got your whole life ♪ never give up ♪ wishing on a star ♪ you believe any dream can always come true
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♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ never ever give it up ♪ got to live out every day ♪ all my dreams are going to come true ♪ start with inspiration ♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ going to fly away ♪ don't say everything's impossible ♪ go ahead ♪ it's always been up to you ♪ every day we start with one more chance ♪ to believe and take the risk ♪ either way ♪ our futures are clear ♪ never give up ♪ always wishing on a star ♪ believe any dream can come true
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♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ never give it up ♪ got to live out every day ♪ all my dreams are going to come true ♪ let that be your inspiration ♪ here we go ♪ fly away ♪ fly away ♪ fly away ♪ i'll never give up ♪ always wishing on a star ♪ you believe any dream can always come true ♪ and when the world puts you down ♪ you've got to prove them all wrong ♪ never give up ♪ wishing on a star ♪ you believe any dream can always come true ♪ let go ♪ the world is your creation ♪ here we go
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♪ here we go ♪ never give it up ♪ got to live out every day ♪ all my dreams are going to come true ♪ let that be your inspiration ♪ here we go ♪ here we go ♪ fly away ♪ fly away ♪ butterfly away ♪ fly away -- captions by vitac -- ♪ i'll never give it up ♪ i'll never give it up >> kylee saunders. >> what a terrific band. >> so cute. >> female power, too. >> go, girls. >> nice job. thanks again. >> we wish you a great career, sweetheart. you're adorable. >> see you tomorrow.
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