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thank you for joining us this morning. we'll be back with a local update at 7:25. good morning. the oscar nominations are annou'ced this morning and it is a big day for "hugo" and two of hollywood's lead iing men brad t and clooney and this morning pitt reacts to getting not one, but two nominations. and mitt romney releases his tax statements. re veal reveals that he paid over $14
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million taxes. kate middleton making her way to the caribbean and prince william is set to join her there. this is "today" for tuesday january 24th. captions paid for by nbc-universal television welcome in "today." i'm an curry. >> i'm matt lauer. >> as we said, "hugo" picked up the most nominations. we will break down the nominations ahead. on a different subject,
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funeral plans have been announceded to honor legendary head coach joe paterno. for the first time his son, jay, speaks out about his father and how the scandal at penn state might affect his father. and we have learned that a man has ak eccepted a plea dealr the murder of their daughter. we will speak to them. and kristen dahlgren is in hollywood. >> yes, the oscar nominations always announced so early out here. something tells me that some of the nominees aren't too unhappy about it. >> reporter: it didn't stop the
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prese presenters from saying -- >> the artist. >> the artist. >> over and over. >> reporter: martin scorsese's "hugo" leads the pack with 11 nominations. it is a crowd ed film for best picture. "war horse," "money ball", the "descendents", "tree of life," and the best actor. >> what can he do? >> between best buddies brad pitt and george clooney. >> reporter: the good friends are in good company joined by an actor who never said a word in
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"the artist." >> reporter: in the actress category it could be a first for one of hollywood's most storied leading ladies. glenn close has never won an oscar and that could change for her role in "mr. hobbs." and she will have to get by the stars of "the maids", and also the first artists that were nominated as well. the only past nominee "albert o nobbs" janet pellatier. and in the male category, some familiar faces. all of of the hollywood history is joined by the much younger jonah hill. >> who you? >> peter brant. >> first job in baseball?
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>> first job anywhere. >> the 28-year-old comedienne up for his first role in "money ball." >> so a colorful field, and we will have to wait to find out who wins. matt? >> thank you, kristen dahlgren. we will talk to oscar nominee brad pitt later on, but first, here is ann. for weeks, mitt romney has received pressure to release his tax returns. and for the first time we are getting a look at them. peter alexander is here with a first look at them. peter? >> you noted that romney is facing the grows pressure and had waivering answers of when or if he would release the tax returns, but he is releasing them. we will put up on the screen exactly what mitt romney paid. he released the 2010 tax returns today and estimate of the 2011 tax returns. paying in that time of a combined income of nearly $43 million. you will note that he paid more
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to charity than to the irs. paying $6.2 million in federal taxes over two years and the charitable contributions total $7 million for an effective tax rate of roughly 14%. also last night was the nbc news presidential debate, and it was a role reversal between newt romney and mitt romney. romney on the offensive referring to newt gingrich as an influence peddler. >> i think this will come down to a question of leadership. >> reporter: with new resurgence, he left little time to attack his new rival, newt gingrich. >> the leader of the party, he resigned in disgrace. >> i will not spend the evening trying to chase his misinformation. >> reporter: romney changed the confrontational tone after learning from his defeat in south carolina. >> i will not be attacked day after day without returning
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fire. >> reporter: taking aim at gingrich's role with freddy mac. >> gingrich cashed in. he was paid $1.6 million from the scandal-ridden organization. >> i am a historian. >> really? >> reporter: romney ridiculed gingrich's argument that he was not a lobbyist. >> well, mr. speaker, you were on this stage at a prior debate, you said you were paid $300,000 by freddie mac for a historian, and they don't pay people $25,000 a month for six years as historians. we have congressmen who say that you came to lobby them in -- >> i did not. that is not true. >> we have congressmen who say that you came to lobby them with medicaid part d and at the same time you are -- >> you just jumped a long time over here sh, my friend.
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you y used the technique on mccain and huckabee and consistently, and it is unfortunately and not going to work well, because the american people see through it. >> rick santorum stayed above the fray saying he is the conservative who draws the clear contrast between him and obama. >> if you have learned anything about the election any type of prediction is going to be wrong. the idea that this is a two-person race has been an idea that has been in fashion now for eight months, and it has been wrong about eight times. >> reporter: also trailing the front-runners ron paul says he has no plans to run as a third p party compliment but gave a back-handed compliment to the rival. >> would you support a candidate newt gingrich? >> well, if he could change his foreign policy we might talk business. >> reporter: a couple of light moments on the stage. in a short time from now president obama will give his state of the union address. and with a rebuttal to that as
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well. and there is a slogan behind us where he is going to be speaking today and it is a slogan that says obama isn't working, and she hosting that speech right here at a manufacturing plant for years they used to make drywall, but frankly, this place has been shuttered for many years now. ann? >> thank you, peter alexander. chuck todd is nbc's political director and chief white house correspondent. chuck, good rnb mog tomorning t >> good morning. >> let's start with the romney tax returns, anything in them to make him more vulnerable or turn the tables on it? >> well, it is the timing of this that is awkward for the romney campaign, because it is on the morning of the president's state of the union and we know that the president wants to talk about tax fairness and inequality and one thing on the obama campaign have been interested in seeing the tax returns and then you find out
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that governor romney has quote made $43 million in income in the last two years and the only thing he has done for two years is to e pr pair his run for president. so in those terms n the idea of not connecting with the middle-class, and a little out of touch of where the economy is today, i think that he is vulnerable. >> and let's talk about the new level of aggression that we saw from romney last night. was he effective? because it seems he took a page out of newt gingrich's playbook? >> it is like they swapped personalities, romney the attacker and gingrich trying to look presidential, but gingrich lacked the energy. he didn't have an audience to feed off of like he did last week and that seemed to be missing. romney seemed to get in shots, and he was hoping while he wanted to make freddie mac an issue and hey, newt gingrich is really an washington insider and cash in on the access, and he also wanted to bait gingrich into sort of get nasty newt back into the picture, because he thinks that helps him, and the campaign helps him, but gingrich
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did not take the debate. so on that score they went .500, and one of the things they wanted to accomplish, but not the second. one more point, romney struggled at the end of the debate about what he has done for the conservative movement which goes to his core weakness inside of this primary which is connecting with the conservatives. >> let's talk about what is going to happen tonight. what do we know about what the president is going to say, because he is going to have a huge audience, and if history is any indication, and should we look at it as a campaign speech? >> absolutely a campaign speech. look at what he is doing over the next three days to sell his pitch. he is only going to the swing states like michigan, iowa, nevada, and he is going to try to sell his plan in swing states. they know it. you talk to folks close to the president, and they have reminded me that they know they have basically two giant speeches this year where they get a captive audience. one is the state of the union, and two, the acceptance speech after the democratic convention, so they view this as an
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opportunity to sort of frame the o argument after the general election. we got a preview in osawatommie, kansas, where he tried to make it about fairness, but they say because mitt romney is most likely to be the opponent, and they believe that, because of the wealth, it makes it easier for the president to have this argument. >> all right. as we heard, there is already this year, the prebuttal which is going to happen. programming note, you can watch the president's speech tonight at 8:00 eastern and 6:00 pacific. thank you, ann. the divers found yet another body off of the wrecked cruise ship. michelle kosinski is off of the island, and she has more details
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this morning. >> matt, good morning. as we speak they are ready to send down more divers as the count has risen to 23. why don't we see hundreds of searchers in that ship? well, they say they have been through most of it, but the problem is the dark cluttered spaces from underwater. >> reporter: even from high above when you see something unusual there in the water. there a table, furniture, and pulled out by divers who have been going in through holes they blasted, and gone through a system of caves just as dangerous. they wrangle these heavy items with hooks and pull out endless lengths of water logged rope. inside, they find rooms jammed pull of chairs. this is what they must feel their way through looking for a sign of the missing. other areas are completely submerged. debris is scattered everywhere. though, this is why it takes so long. divers say at times they can't
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see their hands in front of them. they get bumped by objects floating by, and now they must bear an nearly overpowering stench of tons of food rotting in the ship's kitchen and air described unbreathable. working late into the night. >> translator: you have to look out for objects falling on you. we have the same situation in the kitchen area with debris. >> reporter: yesterday more progress recovering the bodies of two more women near the ship's internet a cafe. one is an italian on her honeymoon who was wearing a life jacket, but couldn't swim. it is a problem knowing exactly how many are missing and only half of those found have been identified. and now it appears that claims that at least one was a stowaway are unfounded. the company emphasizes it would be virtually impossible for anyone to get on board without registering. now, while the grim work goes on for those believed to be inside, the families always waiting, and
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it is time to prevent another disaster of an oil spill. >> we are ready to go, and we are ready to start working. >> reporter: another daunting task pumping out half a million g gallons of oil from enormous tanks might finally begin today. it will take a month and a half and they hope saturday to drill tout tanks and pumping sea water in, and the ship which now appears to be stable will stay that way. matt. >> all right. michelle kosinski in italy this morning. michelle, as always, thank you very much. a lot of news. top stories and natalie morales is at the news desk. >> good morning, ann and matt. we begin with destruction? parts of alabama where residents are picking up the pieces after at least two confirmed tornadoes touch downed monday. two people killed and some 100 others injured. the twisters destroyed more than 200 homes and damaged about 200 more. that same area was devastated by
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tornadoes just last april. and it was an icy situation in utah. a snowstorm over the weekend caused cars to spin out of control and slam into each other. drivers barely had enough time to get out of their cars and out of the way before more vehicles began sliding down the slick hill. a u.s. marine charged in the 2005 massacre in iraq accepted a plea deal in his court-martial at camp pendleton, california. 31-year-old marine staff sergeant frank wit ric pleaded guilty for dereliction of duty for leading a squad to kill 21 civilians. the manslaughter charges were dropped, and he faces three months of confinement. congresswoman gabrielle giffords will be at the state of the union address this evening. she was shot in the head a year ago and is resigning from congress in week to e ffocus onr
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recovery. this could have ended badly for snowmobilers at stampede pass sunday. an avalanche buried him alive and a group rushed to dig him out. they found the head and grabbed shovels to dig him out completely. luckily, everyone is doing okay. scary video. now, it is 17 after the hour. back the ann and matt. >> this is lucky to have other people to see him there and get him out. he is a lucky young man. >> absolutely. >> mr. rocher here with a check of the weather and here in the east and the west they are having a nice stretch as we are here. >> not the friends in the pacific northwest. they are being hameamered again storm after storm after storm, and it is coming in again. flash flood watches and coastal gail from west rn washington to western oregon and rain as far
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south as san francisco and we are looking at a mess from 1 to 3 to locally 4 inches of rain in olympia and snow in the mountains. further to the east, strong storms pozable from corpus christi to san angelo, and heavy rain there with 3 to 4 inches of rain from san antonio and dallas and oklahoma city. flooding is a real >> good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. from the nbc bay area weather center. we are watching pretty thick fog develop and trickle in through the delta. that fog you need to be careful. temperatures are cool this morning. we're mostly clear at the coast. seven-day outlook shows you 63 degrees inland, 60 at the coast. through the remainder of the week nice and dry. and that's your latest weather. matt? >> all right, al.
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thank you. a public viewing will be held this afternoon for joe paterno ahead of a private funeral on wednesday. the legendary penn state football coach died at the age of 85 on sunday, less than three months after being diagnosed with lung cancer. we are joined now by his son jay paterno. good morning. let me start by expressing my condolences to you and your family. >> thank you, matt. good morning to you, too. >> how's everybody doing? >> well, it's been a little bit of an up and down ride since sunday -- really since friday when it looked like joe was going to pass. i think our family is very, very strong. we have leaned on each other and had support from so many people, students, alums, notes and cards from everywhere. it helped sustain us. >> i want to ask about the stress and strain your dad was under during the last couple of months. obviously he was let go as the head coach of penn state in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal. a lot of critics felt your dad
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should have done much more when he learned information about mr. sandusky. what toll did it take on him and what toll has it taken on your family? >> well, i think the big thing with my dad is through the last couple months you really got to see his true character in terms of even with all the things that were happening to him there was never a situation where he sat around and felt bad for himself. he was very positive with us about the direction he wanted the rest of his life to go and how he wanted to continue to build penn state and also to make sure justice was done for the victims involved. so that really didn't take much of a toll on him. he's a strong individual and he's passed that on to us. we try to live the same way we he did. >> i read a quote of his and i wonder if this shed light on the last couple of months. one of his great quotes is losing a game is heartbreaking, losing your sense of excellence
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or worth is a tragedy. do you think in the wake of what happened over the last couple of months he lost a little of his sense of excellence? >> absolutely not. one of the things joe has always told us is there is a difference between success and excellence. success is how others perceive you. excellence is something very personal. it is a standard you uphold. throughout his life he's done what he believed was right given the facts he had in front of him at the time. he did what he thought was right. i don't think there is a question in his mind he didn't lose a sense of excellence. obviously that's something he held very dear. >> people now debate his legacy. your dad had 17 grandchildren. i think the youngest is a young girl, just about 2 1/2 years old. >> yeah. >> when she starts to learn about your dad, about joe paterno what do you want her to
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know about him? >> one of the great things about my dad has been his integrity, loyalty, honesty and his fairness. i hope in his life when the youngest grandchild gets old enough to understand his career as a coach or mentor, so much more than winning games. i hope she understands that. i hope my children get to understand that he was -- this was an incomparable life, a life that he really lived up to the values he espoused. >> jay paterno, my condolences to you and your family. thanks for joining me this morning. >> thanks, matt. >> we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead a surprise confession from a man accused of killing an aspiring dancer could lead to a sentence of less than 25 years.
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we'll get reaction from the victim's family. >> and we are also going to be live with this morning's oscar nominations after your local news. in anti-aging. the gold standard clinically proven to give 10 years back to the look of skin. nothing's better than gold. [ female announcer ] roc® retinol correxion deep wrinkle night cream. but with pizza hut's tuscani tuesday, we have you covered! get pasta for two for just six bucks, or family-size pasta for just ten bucks on tuesdays. both complete with breadsticks. only on tuesdays. only at your pizza hut.
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investigation. >> i want to get a look at the forecast with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. let's talk about what's happening out there via your weather headlines. comfy afternoon, fog in the forecast for tomorrow in addition to thursday. we do have fog out there this morning but it's mostly confined to the interior east bay valleys. a dry trend lasts into the end of the week. today temperatures comfortable. 63 in san jose. 58 in danville. by the water even 60 in pacifica today. so get out there and enjoy all of that sunshine. through the next few days temperatures continue to climb for wednesday, we'll drop off just a touch for thursday. and stay mild all the way through the upcoming weekend. let's check the drive with mike inouye. >> things are building up for the south bay. northbound directions 101 kicked it off. highway 85 looking extra slow passing by 17 and the winchester off ramp. further up, though, into the area, southbound 680 an accident that took 20 minutes to clear
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from southbound lanes is now over on the shoulder but slow from the sunol grade down past where the scene of the accident is clearing. 880 down the corridor as well as 580, clearing up through the tri-valley. you have slowing, slow down the east shore freeway from highway 4 down to the berkeley curve. getting better after the earlier disabled vehicle was cleared from the upper deck of the bay bridge. slow from the metering lights across to treasure island. back to you. >> for the latest check out nbc bay area on facebook.
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and we are back with more of "today" on a tuesday morning, the 24th day of january, 2012. we have checked out some of the people hanging out on the plaza this morning. a mild week in the northeast. we're not complaining about that at all. we'll go outside and say hi to them in a while. meanwhile inside studio 1a i'm matt lauer alongside ann curry. just ahead in the wake of the disaster in italy you may be surprised to learn about the rights you don't have when you board a cruise ship. coming up, what you need to know before booking a trip on the high seas. >> also this morning, kate middleton, the duchess of
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cambridge, is on vacation with her family on a posh caribbean island and some tourists say their own trip has been ruined. also, "today" professionals are here to weigh in on the most talked about headlines and studies. >> they look ready to go. >> as always. >> we begin with a guilty plea in the case of a dancer. good morning. >> good morning, matt. laura garza's family was in court as the man who killed her described how he did it. he' he's behind bars and will be for decades but the family said justice hasn't been served. laura garza came to new york city from texas. her dream was to become a dancer. a dream that ended december 3, 2008, the night she visited this trendy manhattan nightclub and met handsome michael mele.
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unbeknownst to her a convicted sex offender. >> can you say anything about laura? >> no comment. >> reporter: three years ago mele didn't have much to say. on monday he confessed in detail to killing laura garza as part of a controversial plea bargain. according to court transcripts mele told the judge he brought laura home from the nightclub to his apartment. that's when he said she saw a picture of a girl and female-related items that were my girlfriend's at the time and she was upset by being there. mele said laura started to get loud so he stopped her. he said, i put my hands over her mouth and partially her nose. she stopped yelling, she stopped moving and i realized something very bad had happened. mele admitted he panicked and got rid of the body hiding it in a remote wooded area in pennsylvania. laura's remains would stay hidden for 16 months. her family's long search finally ended in grief when some atv riders came across her bones.
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>> for me, it's not justice. >> reporter: garza's family made it clear they were not happy with the court. the judge agreed to sentence mele to just under 25 years in exchange for the confession. >> essentially he engaged in a risk versus reward analysis. this affords him the opportunity not to have a life sentence. he'll be out in a little under 20 years. >> reporter: that worries garza's family. they say mele will be in his 40s and still capable to prey on other women like laura. >> in three years more my daughter is the same age with my sister. in this time this guy is outside in the streets. >> the garza family will get the chance to let mele know how they feel. one of laura's family members will have the opportunity to speak on her behalf at sentencing. matt? >> tom, thank you very much. let us now get a check on the weather from al.
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>> today's weather is brought to you by turbotax. get step by step guidance to the maximum refund you deserve. >> good morning, everybody. we've got friends here. hi, young lady. what's your name? >> holland. >> i like your hat. it's very nice. where are you from? >> maryland. >> is that hot chocolate? >> mm-hmm. >> tasty? mm. all right. let's see what's going on for your day today. afternoon temperatures not bad here. we're already up to 44 year in new york city. going up into the mid 50s but it's still cold back through the western great lakes. 40s in the pacific northwest. 80s through the gulf coast. we have a risk of strong storms down through texas. rain into louisiana. heavy rain continues in the pacific northwest with icy conditions inland. sunny and windy in southern califo >> good tuesday morning.
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i'm meteorologist christina loren. in the nbc bay area weather center. it's cold, grab a jacket. you can see from the golden gate bridge fog not all that much of a factor. wait till tomorrow morning and thursday. 48 degrees now in livermore, we're on auer way to the 60s later on today. inland 63 degrees, by the coast you'll even see comfortable conditions through tomorrow up to 62. and hey, we stay warm all the way throughout the weekend. don't forget. get your weather day or night on the weather channel on cable or weather.com online. ann? >> al, thank you. now to the harsh reality facing survivors of the cruise ship disaster in italy. many are now beginning to realize the legal road ahead of them will be long and complicated. an important lesson for anyone planning a cruise. nbc's kerry sanders is in key west, florida, to explain this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, ann. it's the last thing anyone getting on a cruise could imagine -- that the ship would
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sink but we now know it did happen. for passengers on the costa concord ia or any ship there ar complex legal documents with protections that personal injury attorneys say are designed to protect a cruise line's liability. as this michigan family made their way to the paradise cruise ship monday melinda said she had no idea her ticket was a legal contract releasing the cruise line from certain liabilities. >> it was probably in the fine print when you bought the ticket that you just say i accept and continue. >> reporter: you didn't read it? >> no. >> reporter: who reads it? >> nobody reads it. >> reporter: legal experts say american survivors returning home from the costa concordia ship wreck are slamming head on into a reality. legal claims are limited because
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passengers signed away rights. >> nobody's going to become a millionaire over the costa crash. the jurisdiction will be absolutely 100% in italy. there is a form selection clause in every passenger ticket that b obligates them to go to italy to try or make a claim. that means an italian lawyer. that means a noncontingency fee lawyer. you have to pay a lawyer in italy to bring a claim. >> reporter: teams of u.s. lawyers are now in miami where tomorrow they will file arguments that this case is so unusual it should be heard in a u.s. courtroom. >> the conduct of this ship is so outrageous that they are not entitled to tell anybody where they can litigate. >> reporter: in an e-mail sent to survivors monday costa concordia offered a full refund, travel expenses, reimbursement for any on-board expenses and credit card charges, full payment for documented medical
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expens expenses. not addressed, compensation for long-term mental anguish. >> my sister says i'm talking in my sleep and grasping, just anxiety in waking up. just thinking about it. >> reporter: connecticut residents maria papa. >> they owe us our sanity. >> reporter: and her daughter melissa say they are having nightmares. >> this is something i'm going to remember for the rest of my life. i didn't trip and fall and sprain my ankle. this is something that will be burned into my memory. >> what they are about to find, the passengers on the ship, is that instead of the regular damages that we have come to expect like pain and suffering, passengers have signed away their rights to recover for those things. >> reporter: the cruise line would not comment on the specific language in those tickets. what most passengers are discovering this morning is when they left the ship a legal clock
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began ticking and they have as of this morning 19 days to file notice that they want to make claims on their personal property. according to the lawyers, that will have to eventually go through the italian courts, as we heard. ann? >> kerry sanders, a lot of information people didn't know. thank you for uncovering it. up next, kate middleton takes a caribbean vacation and is about to be joined by her prince. details on this coming up right after this. means i don't have any margin for error. one wrong turn and i could end up unloaded a puddle of water. woman's voice: turn right ahead. so i make sure i have the right guidance to get me exactly where i need to be. it's the same with taxes. turbo tax has a unique gps feature that guides me step-by-step, so i know it's done right. they even offer representation in case of an audit, and calculations are guaranteed accurate, which helps me reach my maximum refund--guaranteed. man: try turbo tax online now. you don't pay unless you're satisfied.
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so does the winter weather have you wanting to get away? kate middleton and her family are enjoying the warmth of an island paradise. stephanie gosk has details from london on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, matt. britain in january is rough. it's cold, dark, kind of like living in a cave. for those that don't like it, this gives one choice -- escape. that's what the royal couple has decided to do. winter in wales. william and kate's blustery home. you can't blame them for exchanging that island for this one. privately owned mustique combines raw beauty, both the island's website with elegant accommodation. elegant and expensive. the aurora villa where princess kate and her family are staying costs more than $23,000 a week. prince william wrapping up his royal air force duties is
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expected to arrive any day now. mustique is a middleton family favorite. prince william joined them there before. >> it's somewhere they can get away from the limelight and have no one spying on them. >> reporter: the allure of exclusive privacy has attracted the rich and famous for decades. princess margaret in the '70s. mick jagger in the '80s. the island is used to celebrity and fending off the paparazzi that want a peak and a picture. but even for mustique, a visit from the duke and duchess of cambridge requires special consideration. >> the fact that pictures of them together will generate huge amounts of interest globally draws with it that huge cash ticket. >> reporter: a snap of pippa middleton may get just as much attention. these were grabbed in 2004 after her big splash at the wedding the younger sister is now constantly hounded by cameras. island management has added new
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restrictions, even for its other guests. they won't be able to roam freely. the normally rented golf carts have to stay in the garage. if the extra security holds, the royal couple will have their first real chance at a vacation since the honeymoon last spring at another island getaway in the seychelles. >> they will have a chance to relax. that's what the whole holiday is about. being on lounges by the pool and not having the press looking on. >> reporter: when they get back the royal duties are piling up. prince william heads to the falkland islands with the royal air force. the queen's jubilee begins in the spring and the olympics are six months away. they better rest up, matt. >> stephanie gosk in london, thank you very much. still ahead, today's professionals tackle the hottest stories of the day like only they can. l first, the m [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less chronic osteoarthritis pain. imagine living your life with less chronic low back pain.
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>> it is 7:56 on tuesday morning. i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news in san francisco right now. police are investigating a suspicious package at the federal building on golden gate avenue and larkin street. someone phoned in a bomb threat this morning. several streets in the area are closed while police investigate. we have a crew on the scene. we'll bring you more information as we receive it. let's check in with mike now to see if it could affect the morning commute. >> it will. city streets around the federal building, let's zoom in on a map. san francisco and the peninsula, zooming in toward the area you talked about, golden gate avenue and larkin. those are closed at the federal building as well as turk and polk. the four streets border the federal building property, all
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closed. it's a one-block closure. muni bus withes are getting around that from what we hear. things are moving past the scene. van ness is open. we'll monitor that. we're looking at an accident southbound 101 at popular adding to the congestion past the airport down to 92 where 101 and 92 itself showing a great deal of slowing there, 280, that's the reason we use the alternate down into san jose for our friends. we have a drier commute. >> that's the question everyone is posing to me on facebook. when are we done with the rain. we're done at least until we see this weekend. i think we might see a few showers in the north bay but trending dry through friday. temperatures today on the warm side. 63 degrees in los gatos. about 63 in milpitas, 58 degrees in dublin and the city of san francisco about 61 degrees. your seven-day outlook shows you even warmer through tomorrow, holding on to the upper 60s for thursday, and this weekend nice
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8:00 now on a tuesday morning, the 24th of january, 2012. we have a lot of nice people lining up in the plaza this morning. we're glad to have them. it's a nice warm 44 degrees out here. not too bad. we're glad everyone stopped by. i'm ann curry along with matt lauer and al roker. >> we have people over here with a go pats sign. no, no. don't show them. don't encourage them. >> we'll keep it to ourselves. coming up we have interesting topics to talk about with the today professionals.
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>> donny, star and dr. nancy including the couple in the uk who wouldn't reveal the gender of their child for five years. they have revealed it's a boy. what did they accomplish? we'll talk about that and other topics with the professionals. >> also this morning we'll get a listen to the nominees as they happen for the academy awards. it's always very exciting. of course you are looking at an image from "the artist," "the descendants." george clooney won for best actor in the golden globes. we have great movies to choose from and we'll hear who's nominated. >> later on we'll head to the kitchen with lydia, one of our favorites. she has the secret for a fantastic -- smells so good up there. a fantastic braised pork shoulder. we cannot wait. >> we're talking comfort foods with with a capital c. >> before that let's go inside. natalie is standing by with a check of the headlines. >> good morning, matt, ann and
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al. we are getting a first look at the tax returns of republican presidential candidate mitt romney which show he paid about $3 million in federal income tax in 2010. the tax rate of about 14%. meantime the four remaining candidates debated last night in tampa and will face off a again on thursday. president obama will focus on restoring the middle class in tonight's state of the union address. a spokesman said the president will outline a vision for the future based on manufacturing, energy, skills and values. you can watch nbc's live coverage of the president's state of the union speech tonight at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific time. the supreme court has ruled police cannot put a tracking device secretly on a car. pete williams has the details. >> reporter: a california college student found one on his car. >> right over here. >> reporter: after he blogged about it, fbi agents came to take it back. in washington, d.c., police
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investigating a nightclub owner in a drug case, antoine jones, secretly put one on his car. it transmitted data about everywhere he drove for a month. his case went to the supreme court and the justices ruled unanimously the police were trespassing, violating the constitution when they put the gps tracker on his car. >> this is an important decision that points toward greater privacy. exactly how much privacy and how the court wills figure this out we don't know. this is a very important decision. >> reporter: a majority of the justices sent a message that they are worried about police tracking that does not involve trespassing by using cell phones or technology built in to cars like on-star and gps. even records of trips through toll booths using ez-passes. >> there are at least five justices of the supreme court who believe you have privacy interests in where you are driving, what you are doing, even out in the public. >> reporter: the ruling demonstrated that the justices are tuned in to how new
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technology works and on alert for how it may affect technology in the digital age. pete williams at the supreme court. >> now for a look at what's trending today, our quick round-up of what has you talking online the twitter sphere is showing the ugly side to the 49ers kyle williams. he's been getting death tweets since fumbling and mus ff'ing punt. coaches had to call for baltimore ravens billy condiff six times before he missed a field goal. he said a score board malfunction had him thinking it was only third down. celebrity blogs are trying to make sense of the shocking split between seal and supermodel heidi klum. she's still wearing his wedding ring and is speaking on "ellen" today. >> just because we have decided to separate doesn't necessarily mean, you know, you take off your ring and you are no longer
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connected to that person. we will be connected in many ways for the rest of our lives. >> seal said he doesn't know if he'll keep the ring on forever. he said for now it feels comfortable. this video we brought you earlier of drivers losing control on an icy utah hill has gone viral on youtube racking up nearly 1 million hits in two days. as one person commented it's like a driver's ed video coming to life. 8:0 8:05. now back to ann, matt and al. never want to be in that situation. >> no. to you, mister. >> to me! we have friends from your alma mater. >> everybody from oregon is related to me. that's right. >> i see the resemblance. >> they're college students. >> very nice. let's check out your weather and show you what's going on for oregon and everywhere in between. astoria, oregon is the pick
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city. how good is our meteorologist? windy, 49 degrees. anot sr bigrmto in the pacific northwest with heavy rain, rm mountain snows. going to be a mess in northern california. we have lake effect snow around the great lakes. one to three inches. no big deal. we are looking for strong storms making their way down through texas into the gulf coast. lots of sunshine along the eastern seaboard. the heavy rain and icy weather conditions in the pacific northwest. [ growling ] good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. live in the nbc bay other weather center. it's chilly out there, grab a jacket but leave the umbrella at home. highs today are going to end up in the 60s. so the key is to dress in layers. 63 in san jose. 60 in walnut creek. even the city by the bay, 61. warmer as we head through tomorrow we are looking at dense
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fog wednesday and thursday morning. this weekend nice and mild. and that's your latest weather, ann. >> thanks, al. we have two moms here putting on blue wigs to make sure we know about their kids. they're from texas. coming up, today's professionals. first, these messages. [ male announcer ] introducing a smart phone that knows the meaning of life.
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"today's professionals." here to weigh in on today's trends. morning, all. >> good to see you. >> lots of topics. let's get right to it. after weeks of answering questions about his tax returns, why he wouldn't release them and what was in them, mitt romney did that this morning. we've seen his 2010 tax return and an estimate from 2011. does this matter to you? does it matter what's in a candidate's tax return as long as it's not something illegal? >> honestly, he's a sufficiently guy. guess what, he plays within the rules. that's the tax rate for a guy at that level. now, if you don't like the law, that's one thing. we've got to stop punishing this guy because he's successful. politics aside. >> i don't think that it should impact on whether or not you like him or not. i just think it's a good way to highlight wealth, taxation and inequality in the united states. i think it's going to impact more in the general election than the republican primary.
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>> i think the big stumble was not owning it early on and talking about this. this is a self-made man. i agree with you. neither he nor newt gingrich is poor. two wealthy men. it gives you a chance to see the legality of the tax structure. they should have done it earlier. >> we've had wealthy presidents in the past and not so wealthy presidents in the past. does it make any difference in items of being able to solve problem for the average citizen? jfk was the most populous president of his time. his family was the fifth wealthiest family in the country when he got elected. >> there's it's an opportunity for us to say, i am a person of privilege -- >> did you empathize with jimmy carter because he was a peanut farmer. >> it's the understanding that other people suffer. you need to go into a grocery store every now and again. >> he's been a successful guy. he's a capitalist. let's give him a round of applause for that. >> what's in his swiss bank?
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>> to each his own. remember this couple in the uk, they had a baby and they refused to tell the baby's gender for five years. this week they revealed that sasha is, in fact, a little boy. they had been raising him againer nagain -- gender neutral. >> when i first heard about this story, i thought this was going to be a baby born with something called ambiguous genetelia. doctors say, don't force the sexuality. and then i found out they knew what his sexuality was and tried to play it down the middle. you can't fiddle with nature versus nurture that much. children will determine themselves. i think it's a silly experiment. >> as one of my daughters would go, ew. this is a little boy. by the way, he talks about he likes to wear tutus, god bless.
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not on so to say what this kid is devious. >> this is about the parent and their project. not about the kid. in the best interest of the child, let the child go out and be the little boy he is. if he wants to hang with little girls, that's cool. but don't try to turn him into an it. >> you know what, you can't. kids play, as we talked about before, the boys will blow things up and shoot their guns. the girls will -- >> let the boy do whatever he wants, whether it's conventional but don't acknowledge that he's a boy. >> joe paterno died this week at the age of 85. his son jay was on the program this morning talking about his dad's legacy. in light of what's hapgd at penn state with the jerry sandusky scandal and criticism of joe paterno for, perhaps, not doing enough to put an end to it when he first heard about it, how do you think this will affect his legacy? >> matt, i actually believe
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coach paterno when he said it was almost an ew factor to him. that he couldn't fathom a man having raped another man. so, i actually believed that in his spirit and sort of his background that that may have occurred. i don't think that a person's legacy is decided by one action or inaction. i think you look at a man's total life. >> people are harsh when they judge. what do you think is going to happen? >> look, this is a man who was a great man by many standard. you talked about the people who came through, who obviously made a very bad judgment call. it does not define his life, though. we have to be careful. we have to separate a bad decision by any standard. i don't care what age he is, versus versus you can talk to thousands of people that played for him and say he molded me as a human being. >> one of the things that hit me is how quickly he became ill and
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died. when they first said he had lung cancer i thought, oh, you know, is everyone buying -- playing for time? and then he really went downhill fast. the idea that he lost the job he loved, the fact he had cancer -- i have no doubt the stress of this may have pushed everything faster. >> bear bryant died four weeks after he -- >> broke the heart syndrome. >> i think there was a lesson for him, extreme case, but so many people when they stop working, they just -- >> especially when it's taken away from you. >> i'm curious what you think about the stanley cup champion, boston bruins, were at the white house yesterday for that photo op with the president that so many championship teams get. their goalie, tim thomas, decided not to attend. he released on facebook why. he said, today i exercise my right as a free citizen. did not visit the white house. this was not about politics or party as in my opinion both parties responsible for the
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situation were in as a country. this is about a choice i had to make as an individual. he opted out. >> it's a fair country but it's the white house and the office of the president. what's so silly about what he did, regardless of where you stand on politics, this is the greatest country in the world. and i think you're going like this. it's amazing -- >> remember when jon boehner didn't get to an official dinner. i had the same reaction. this is not about the person who's there for four or eight years. this is the office of the presidency. and it's just rude. not to go. >> let's take it off -- just good common sense. how about if you really feel that there's some situations going on in this country, you want to talk about, you have the ear of the president. use it as an opportunity -- >> it's a photo op here. >> i have to tell you, you get a minute -- i get a chance to chat with you for 30 seconds, i'm going to do what i can. >> his teammates a disservice?
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it's a team sport not an individual -- >> he cheapened it. >> he won't get the opportunity again. i wouldn't give him another invitation. >> i agree. >> let me end on this one. i leave steven tyler. there's a disclaimer right off the bat. i like him. i've had a lot of fun with him over the years. he was invited to sing the national anthem before the ravens/patriots game over the weekend. here's a clip. ♪ the land of the free and the home ♪ >> i loved it. i loved it. >> you're also still wearing your cocktail dress from last night. >> you loved it? >> i did. i was exusual exuberant, it's t listen, he's not pavarotti but -- >> only eric clapton is an old rocker that should be singing
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the national anthem. >> then don't invite him. >> he's not going to be popular, nbc, why is madonna playing the super bowl? >> don't go there. stick to the subject. >> that is the subject. >> stick to the subject. >> do you want to see tyler back? >> by the way -- >> steven tyler does not need to be screaming the national anthem. >> what's the difference? it's still the national anthem. it's his artistic interpretation. nancy liked it, so i liked it. why can't we talk about madonna and the super bowl? >> because we're out of time. good to see you all. still ahead, this morning's oscar nominations. up next, a delicious and affordable winter meal your family is going to love. ions yy r milyal you will love right after this. ♪ time don't wait ♪ the road is calling you, my friend ♪ [ male announcer ] this is big. new chicken mcbites from mcdonald's. juicy, poppable, premium chicken breast with homestyle seasoning. ♪
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shank. it is a great piece of meat. it's economical. the only thing i ask is when you go to the store they usually cut them in half. so call and tell them to save you the whole shank. this is the whole shank with the bone. it's muscle meat, so just a little bit of salt and just a little bit of flower. shake off the excess flower and we'll brown it on this side just like this. you see all of the vegetables here. >> on the left here, carrots, garlic, onions over here on this side. >> right. the sage and rosemary. all of that goes in the roasting pan. it's wilted like that. we'll put the nice brown pork shank right in there. some wine. >> ooh. even more good news. does it matter? i know you use white here. >> good wine. whatever you would drink. don't use cooking wine, please. good stock and you put a little bit of foil paper over it, cover
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it and put it in the oven. it cooks for an hour and a half. you know, nice and roasted. >> i want to note that the water level here is a good three-quarters of an inch from the bottom. >> you can always add on. you don't want it soupy or it would steam. you want it to roast. then you add liquid as you turn them. that's an important point. >> while that's in the oven you have a barley risotto. is that easier than regular risotto? >> see the ingredients? the barley, celery, onion, squash, cranberries and bay leaf. water and cook it well. at the end, just like a risotto, a little bit of butter and a little cheese. you just whip it up like that. >> looks beautiful. normally it takes a long time. this is not the problem. it's easy. >> put it in, let it simmer. in half an hour it's cooked. here are the roasted shanks.
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take out all of the vegetables. squeeze the juice right through them. >> you're mashing. >> i actually want to collect a little bit of the vegetables themselves. this is the sauce. you put it back in just like that, coat the shanks and now you're ready for service. you put it back in the oven so it caramelizes. turn the shanks nice. this is how they look. come around here. >> oh, look at that. oh, boy. >> this is how the shank turns out. when the bone sticks out you know the meat is loosening up. it's easy. if it's hot take a towel and hold it. you just slice it like that. >> it's really beautiful. iplated it up. you layered that on top of the risotto. >> you can just put it on top of
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the barley risotto like that. >> beautiful. >> and a little bit of -- this is the same juice that was on it? >> the same juice. you pull it separately. if you want it family style just put the barley underneath. slice the shank. you see how easy it is. the bone comes right out. >> it falls out. >> this is a delicious piece of meat. it's economical and fun. >> not only wine in the food, there's wine in the glass and cheesecake as well. >> absolutely. a little bit of ricotta cheesecake. very easy. eggs, sugar and ricotta, a little bit of cream. it's all set. and red wine. >> much more coming up including the oscar nominations after your local news. ll
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good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. we continue to follow developing news this morning out of san francisco where police have clears the scene in front of the federal courthouse. after suspicious package turns out to be nothing. security noticed it early on the ground across from the courthouse on golden gate avenue. several streets in the area were closed while police investigated. just before 8:00 this morning, the bomb squad determined it was an empty briefcase. good news there for you. let's check that morning commute. see how things are rolling. >> reaffirming, golden gate
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avenue, turk, all reopening after the suspicious package investigated, found to be nothing in the city. east bay, a sig-alert, westbound 580 at the caster valley y, three lanes are blocked by an overturned vehicle. injury accident. slowing cropping up as you're coming out of castro valley hopefully one lane will be open quickly. across the bay, slow southbound 101, earlier accident caution a problem. starting to ease up 101 into menlo park. back to you. >> for the latest traffic and news updates check out nbc bay area onfacebook. i'll have a local update in a half hour. have a great tuesday morning.
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she might be green but she's certainly trained. >> she's a star. >> "smash" the monday after the super bowl on nbc. we're back now with more of "today" on a tuesday morning, 24th day of january in the year 2012. love is in the air. >> wow! he didn't even know her! >> they just met. that's okay. anyway, on a mild morning here in new york city it's beautiful. you know when it comes to the winter we have not had that much
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to complain about. >> no, we have not. >> not much snow so far. >> nothing. >> mr. roker joining us without a coat. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry and natalie morales. do you know what it is? it's a big morning for movie lovers. >> it is. >> in hollywood we'll hear the oscar nominations this morning. there have been so many great movies. that's from "the help." looking at the movie about marilyn. >> "my week with marilyn." >> "the descendants." >> "war horse". >> who's seen a great movie? >> no, i have kids. >> you have kids? did you see "hugo"? >> "red tails". >> not nominated but great. did you see "hugo"? how about "tin-tin"? >> what's going on? >> "star wars"? >> have you seen it? >> bits and pieces. >> the question is how many people have seen "the artist."
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a lot of people haven't seen it and certainly after it won the golden globes a lot of people, i think, wanting to see it. we'll see if it's nominated this morning. >> one of my favorite actors in it, ed loufer. >> we have jill's steals & deals this morning. up to 80% off jewelry and vacation packages, plus important advice for women from a guy's perspective. jill could probably help with that. >> i don't think so. >> that's a colorful outfit. >> i like it. >> do you know what factors in to affecting your credit score? we'll tell you what's more important and how to help the ones that matter the most. >> lots to get to. start giving us a check of the mild weather. >> that's a good idea, stanley. let's show you what's going on. we have heavy rainmaking its way into the pacific northwest with
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icy conditions. a risk of strong storms texas into louisiana. plenty of sunshine up and down the eastern seaboard. light snowshowers around the great lakes. tomorrow the risk area moves east bordering texas and louisiana. wet weather in the pacific northwest continues with mountain snows in the cascades, the bitter root. looking at sunny skies but chilly tomorrow with plenty of sunshine. the cold air will stretch across the great lakes. looking for a nice warm place to go? head to florida and the southeastern atlantic coast. good tuesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren in the nbc bay area weather center. temperatures running cold this morning. but we have a nice second half of the day to look forward to. as we head into noon, yeah, 60 degrees in san jo. 59 in fremont. round out the day with plenty of mid-60s on that temperature map. 62 milpitas. 68 danville. today, city by the bay 62
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degrees. warmer for tomorrow. mild and dry all the way through the weekend. don't forget. you can get your weather any time day or night. go to weather channel. that's w-e-a-t-h-e-r channel. >> wow. >> thank you, al. coming up, this morning's oscar nominations. that's right after this. >> t-h-i-s. p.
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it was very early morning out in hollywood as the nominations for 84th academy awards were announced. martin scorcese's "hugo" led the way. we will show you how things went down in beverly hills in a moment. >> that is right. as you see, we are joined by the
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editorial director. tell us about the ballots. >> the globes are a week later so one has nothing to do with the other. >> with the hollywood globe, it is the foreign press casting the votes, but here it is a group of wide variety of people connected with the business. >> yes, a wide and random group of people with the academy. you have old producers and oscar winners and people they like who they feel pay tribute to the films over the careers. the one common trait is that they are all probably older, and the average age is over age 60. so you might see some of the choices reflecting that. >> well, in that case then, there are people who love movies who have a, right. >> nostalgia? and that tells you about why the artist is nominated and its chances possibly? >> yes, they absolutely love nostalgia and tribute to hollywood and feel-good movies
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typically, and so the artist is a home run in that regard. and so this is an industry where everybody groans about seeing the next "transformers" and the artist is something completely different. black and white, and silent and you would have to be crazy to make this film and it succeeded. >> in terms of the acting categories and the glamour, the best actor and actress, any surprises there? >> well, there are a few snubs in the best actor category. you hadley od leo dicaprio. and damian beshir who was in a movie "the better life" who many may have not seen, but he was awarded. >> so we have a lot to talk about, but first, let's see how it unfolded at the theater in beverly hills.
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>> hello, everybody, welcome to the academy of motion pictures and sciences. i'm tom shirk, president of the academy. this morning we will share the news that everybody has been waiting for. i am happye joined by last year nominee jennifer lawrence for best actress. >> thank you, tom. good morning, everyone. >> the 2011 nominees for best performance by an actress in a supporting role are -- berenice bejo in "the artist," jessica chastain in "the help," melissa mccarthy in "bridesmaids," janet mcteer and albert nobbs, and octavia spencer in "the help."
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>> and for supporting actor you have kennethny branagh, jonah hill, christopher plumber, nick nolte, and max von sydow. >> and for the best actress in leading role is glenn close, viola davis, rooney mara, meryl streep and michelle williams. >> the best per for mapss by an actor in a leading role is jamie bachir, george clooney, jean dujardin, gary oldman, and brad pitt. >> for best achievement in
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directing -- michelle hazanavicius, alexander payne, martin scorcese, terrence mallick and woody allen. >> for the best original screenplay, the nominees "the artist artist," "bridesmaids," "margin call", "midnight in paris," and "a separation." >> and for best a adapted screenplay, we have "the descendents," hugo," and george clooney a clooney for "the idz of march,"
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and brad pitt in "moneyball," and also "tinker, tailor, soldier spy." >> for best foreign language film, we have "bullhead," "footnote," "in darkness" and "monsieur lazhar," and "a separation." >> and best animated feature you have a cat in paris, chico and rita, and kung fu panda 2, and "puss in boots" and "rango." >> and finally the films nominated for best picture for
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2012 are" war horse" and "the artist," and "moneyball" and "the descendents," "the tree of life" and nominees to be determined, "midnight in paris" and "the help," "hugo," and "extremely loud incredibly close." >> please join us on february 26th when we celebrate the magic of the movies. thank you. thank you, jennifer. appreciate it. >> there you have it. >> starting off with the best picture and nine nominations and talking about how 5 to 10, but i
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counted nine nominations, and is that what you got? or maybe i got it wrong? >> well, i believe i got nine. >> and any surprises there? >> well, a pleasant surprise for steven spielberg whose "war horse" has not has at much action, but it made it on the list. "a "tree of life" which people thought it was confusing, but academy loved it. and the big winner here is brad pitt who produced two of the movies on here, "moneyball" and "tree of life" and that is a testament to the power not only as a actor, but producer. one of the biggest surprises is melissa mccarthy in "bridesmaids" and we saw at the golden globes that ricky gervais made a joke about her character has diarrhea and it is funny and great, but it is not an academy award movie. >> and what about gary oldman?
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>> well, he is considered a dark horse or long shot, and he and leo dicaprio did not receive a nomination, and so that is a big upset in the category. >> we have a very good looking best actor category with brad pitt, and gary oldman and george clooney and jean dujardin and damian bachir. >> yes, one of the best looking ever. >> and what about some of the other nominations? >> well, this is an incredible accomplishment for a silent movie, and one where there is no-name stars and no-name actor and captured the imagination of the academy in a big way, "the artist." >> you did well with the cheat sheet, janice.
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nice job. and we will be joined by the cast of "the artist" who just had a very big morning. from paris the oscar nominated stars, jean dujardin and guys we hope we don't mess up the name of your director too much, but congratulations, and what a day. >> yes. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> what was the reaction in the room as you started to hear one nomination after another come through? [ cheers ] >> we were happy. very happy. >> michelle, since we didn't do a good job with your name, when you took the risk of making a black and white silent film, did you ever expect to be sitting on a sofa this morning celebrating an oscar nomination not for one category, but for yourself in
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tw two? >> yeah, no. actually no, it was not expected something like that. we made this seem with passion and with the art and we never thought it was possible to go through with a oscar nomination, and it is unexpectable, and it is a small thing, and we very big honor. i i think that i'm the happiest director in the world today. so it is a big surprise. >> and jean and bernice, were there friends of yours who thought you were a little crazy for taking on this role? >> crazy, i don't think so. but lucky. you know, most of the people said, wow, that's so unique, so special. you are so lucky to be able to do something like that. really. and that is the way i feel right now, very lucky. >> you want to weigh in, jean?
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f[ speaking foreign language ] >> yes, me, too. i am crazy, i think so. >> do you all think that based on on the -- >> we are all very, very happy to be here. >> i know. do you think that based on the chances of taking the making off this movie will cause some other producers and directors down the road to be more creative and take more chances in the movies they choose to do? >> well, i am not sure how, we don't have to say what should do the other ones. i mean, we took our chance because we believed in that movie, and that is the movie that we really wanted to make and to see, and if it can help other directors, i would be very glad, but it is not my mission. i just want to make movies. but i don't know. i am so happy today to think. >> well, congratulations, once
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again for all of you. you are all stars, but maybe one of the biggest stars of the movie is joining us this morning. we have louie the dog who is also in the movie "the artist." how do you feel about all of the attention that you are getting? >> afterall, it is a silent movie, okay. >> how do you feel about the movie and the attention? [ barking ] [ laughter ] >> if i understand my dog, he is also congratulations all of you on the many nominations. so, folks, the cast and the producer of "the artist." congratulations once again. coming up, we will talk to oscar nominee brad pitt and what a day he is having. but first, this is "today" on nbc. [ male announcer ] get ready for some deli-style delic-ious-ity:
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back now with more of this morning's oscar nominations. brad pitt picked up a best actor nod for his performance in "moneyball" and he now joins us by telephone from los angeles. good morning and congratulations. >> good morning. thank you very much. we're ecstatic over here. >> i imagine you are being nominated as a producer as well as an a actor for "moneyball." how much does this mean? how vested were you in this movie and maybe that could be an indicator of how much these nominations mean to you. >> it means so much considering this film was just dead on the rocks two years ago. it took a lot of people, a lot of artisans and craftsmen to get it to the screen. it's a great honor and a real tribute to billy bean and the oakland a's organization. we're happy. i'm so happy for jonah hill, i can't tell you. >> nominated as best supporting actor. we have spoken in oakland a while back, brad. you talked about this is not a conventional movie.
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it's about economics and saber metrics and batting averages. you believe a good story would sell. boy, have you been prove en rig. >> at the heart of it is the story of value. what are we worth? what's our personal worth to each other? i'm so happy that's resonated. i have to tell you. i'm doubly happy "the tree of life" made it in there. we thought we were all but forgotten. just excited for terry malick. >> you must be excited for george clooney. i was wondering if he called yet to congratulate you. >> not yet. i'm sure we'll be exchanging good words later. >> this is obviously a dear friend of yours. will it be strange to sit there in the theater wondering if one of your names will be read? >> >> absolutely not. it's more fun to have a friend there. no one does it better than george. give him all the trophies. when you run out, make new ones
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and give him those, too. >> if you had to pick would you rather win as actor or producer? >> i could not pick. i'm so happy both films were recognized. "the tree of life" was just as difficult to get made. it will be pancakes for everyone this morning. >> the nominations say a lot about your power as an actor and producer and a force in hollywood. congratulations on a great day, brad. >> thank you so much. nice talking to you. >> nice talking to you, too. thanks for joining us. by the way, the 84th academy awards will be handed out on sunday, february 26th. we'll be watching. back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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just ahead, does checking your credit score really lower it? we'll separate fact from fiction. >> also this morning, jill martin is here with a new batch of steals & deals, discounts on everything from jewelry to acat vacation? >> did you burn yourself? >> right after your local news. good tuesday morning to you. 8:56. i'm laura garcia-cannon. plans for the 49ers stadium in santa clara may have hit a speed bump. opponents have gathered enough signatures to block construction. city council and stadium
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i'm suzanne shaw. last week in our editorial we objected to further cuts to higher education as proposed in the new budget. and viewers agree, begonia pushes for an oil extract tax to generate $3.5 billion a year and all money would go to education. on the college professors, it's appalling how education is on back burner and not a priority for our government. eve writes, these cuts will give further trouble to community colleges. and for those who say low graduation rates justify cuts to community colleges a group explained, students drop out for many reasons.
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the majority are economic. they can't afford to continue their hours of work change or they have to get a new job. we hope you'll share your views at nbceditorials.com. the 2011 nominees for best performance by an actress in a supporting role are -- berenice bejo in "the artist," jessica chastain in "the help," melissa mccarthy in "bridesmaids," janet mcteer and octavia spencer in "the help." >> we're back with more of "today" on january 24, 2012. those were the oscar nominees for best supporting actress. i'm matt lauer along with ann curry, al roker and savannah
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guthrie. we'll update you on all the nominees in a moment. first to shriek one out in the studio when the names went out because janet mcteer is here with us in studio. congratulations. >> thank you very much. >> this is your second nomination. does it get old? >> it really doesn't. very exciting. i'm downplaying it because otherwise i would be shrieking. jumping up and down. >> what was the emotion when you heard your name? this was a labor of love for glenn close. it's a role that's outside the box. to hear your name -- >> that was delightful. to hear glenn's was incredible. she has championed this for a long time. i'm just so excited for her. it's wonderful. >> is it goes without saying this was such a challenge. you obviously had to transform yourself into another gender for this role. i imagine it was intimidating to take on. >> yes. it was mostly intimidating because i was trying to play an irish fellow in front of a bunch
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of irish men. i found it really scary. i kept my hands in my pockets. >> the movie is about women who dress up as men at a time when women were not able to work in the working world as men were. so they created opportunity for themselves by dressing up as men to work. >> yes. >> there is more to it than that obviously. >> there is a little bit of a back story, especially with glenn's character in this. >> yes. >> a movie like this is going to get attention because of these nominations. is that something that's the silver lining in this? >> yes, the silver lining, the gold lining, everything. it's fantastic. you know, somebody once said that if you make something vaguely artistic it's to find the sorriness in the grandeur and the grandeur in the sorriness. it's about little people with
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big hearts. >> it's thrilling to have you in the studio as it all unfolds. >> thank you very much. >> you can go squeal any time. >> can i? >> we should mention that your fellow nominee glenn close will be with us tomorrow morning. >> yes. >> here on "today." let's go to natalie at the news desk for a check on the headlines. >> good morning, everyone. we begin this morning with another body found in the cruise ship that ran aground off italy raising the death toll there to 16. nbc's michelle kosinski is on giglio island where work at the crash site is entering a new phase. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. as we speak they are getting ready to remove the fuel even as divers just recovered another victim and the number of missing keeps rising. now at 23. so why don't we see hundreds of searchers all over every inch of the ship? they say really they have been through most of it. the problem is the dark cluttered spaces under water.
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even from high above you see something unusual in the water. there, a table, furniture pulled out by divers who have been going in through holes they have blasted. a system of caves just as dangerous. they wrangle heavy items with hooks, pull out endless lengths of waterlogged rope. inside find rooms jammed full of chairs. this is what they must feel their way through looking for a sign of the missing. other areas are completely submerged with debris scattered everywhere. this is why it takes so long. divers say at times they can't see their hands in front of them, get bumped by objects floating by and must now bear a nearly overpowering stench of tons of food rotting in the ship's kitchen. air described as unbreathable. working late into the night. [ speaking italian ] >> translator: you have to watch for objects falling on you.
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we have the same situation in the kitchen area where there are lots of appliances. >> reporter: but they make progress. yesterday recovered the bodies of two women near the internet cafe. one italian on her honeymoon who was wearing a life jacket but couldn't swim. it's been a problem knowing how many are missing. only around half of those found have been identified. it now appears claims which said at least one was a stowaway were unfounded. now while the grim work goes on for those believed still inside their families always waiting,  it is time to try to prevent another disaster of an oil spill. >> we are ready to go. we are ready to start working. >> reporter: another daunting task, pumping out half a million gallons from enormous tanks finally begins today. it will take a month and a half.
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they hope on saturday to actually drill into the fuel tanks, pump it out and then pump in sea water so the ship which for now appears stable will stay that way. natalie? >> michelle kosinski on giglio island this morning. thank you. at least four separate car bombings across the iraqi capital this morning left 14 dead and dozens wounded. violence surged since the u.s. military withdrawal last month with more than 170 people killed since the beginning of the year. the red cross is helping survivors of at least two tornadoes that touched down monday in the heart of alabama. two people were killed. more than 1 i00 injured and hom damaged or destroyed. volunteers are trying to help 39 whales stranded on a beach. the whales got confused in a stretch of ocean where the water suddenly turned shallow. and martin scorcese's "hugo" leads the list of nominees for
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the oscars. it's up for best picture along with "the descendants," "moneyball," artist, "extremely loud & incredibly close" and "the help." best actor are george clooney, jean dujardin band brad pitt. the best actor are glenn close, michelle williams, meryl streep, rooney mara and viola davis. time to catch up on the movies you didn't see. >> we have to see the ones on the list. >> mr. roker, how about a check of the weather? >> i'm all caught up. >> every one? >> pretty much. i have a lot of time on my hands this year. we have two areas of rough weather to talk about. first of all down south, texas, we are looking at isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail and a lot of rain could be flooding from dallas to oklahoma city. anywhere from one to three inches of rain and out to the pacific northwest. another storm comes in bringing strong winds, flash flood
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watches. it will be a mess on the coast with anywhere from one to three inches from eureka to parts of seattle. inland sections looking at one to two feet of snow in the mountains there. good morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren. live in the nbc bay area weather center. a brief warm-up on the way, as we head through tomorrow even warm. numbers today, 63 san jose. 62 in milpitas. 60 walnut creek. 62 in san francisco. 69 inland tomorrow. and then we're only going to cool you down a touch for thursday. this weekend staying nice and mild. great for outdoor activity both saturday and sunday. hope 0 you have a great tuesday. and that's your latest weather. savannah? ♪ today's money is brought to you by bank of america. >> al, thank you. this morning on today's money,
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credit score myths. a bad score could mean anything from higher interest rates to a denial of a loan. personal finance expert and host of financially fit on yahoo recently wrote about credit score confusion. good morning to you, farnoush. >> good morning. >> everyone thinks they know what a credit score is but what goes into it? >> it's a number between 300 and 850. it's what lenders look at to determine how good of a borrower you are. right now with interest rates so low i think a lot of people should be looking at their scores and figuring out how to raise this to qualify for the best interest rates out there. >> there are a lot of myths. you hear folk tales about what raises or lowers the credit score. let's take them one by one. first you say there is a myth that closing the card after you pay off a big debt is a good thing to do. >> it feels good to close the
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account. but the fact is when you close a credit card account you effectively eliminate the credit limit on that card. effectively that raises what's known as your credit utilization equal to all of the balances on all cards divide bid the total limits on your cards. fica, the grand daddy of scoring likes to see a low utilization. i would recommend when you get rid of the debt keep the accounts open, especially if they have large limits and use the cards lightly. they say people with the best credit scores in this country have low utilization of 10% or less. >> bottom line, lenders want to see that you have a lot of credit available to you but you don't use it much. >> exactly. >> the next myth is that your employment history impacts your score. >> yeah. this gets confusing. we hear about employers potentially looking at your credit and keep in mind they are only looking at the credit report, not your score. your employment history, in
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fact, has no impact on your credit score. that said, if you're applying for a mortgage or car loan or any credit card, having a job helps. the lender likes to see you have steady income. as far as your score, not affected. >> our next myth financing a big purchase like a new home or car is bad for your score. >> you would think because you are taking on debt it could lower your score. if you're taking on more debt whether it's another credit card or a car loan as long as you're managing it responsibly and well that's good for your score. in fact, fico likes to see you are able to manage responsibly a variety of credit. >> people suspect the older you are the better your score is or maybe it's because older folks have better scores. >> that's because the length of your credit history does matter. but your age in and of itself does not. the advice is to establish credit early so in the next 10, 15 years you would have good credit. >> if you check your score a lot, that actually lowers the
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score? where does this come from. >> when credit card companies check our score and if they do a lot of checking in a short period of time that's a hard inquiry and could potentially lower your score. if you check your score, no impact. in fact, i encourage people to check regularly, especially if you are in the market for a loan. >> if you were going to buy a house and you were trying to get competing lending that doesn't count as multiple checks, correct? >> as long as you have all the lenders checking within a short period of time it's about 45 days. it's considered one hard inquiry as opposed to five or six. it does little to damage your score. >> let's leave everybody with tips. the first comes out of the last question. you should check your credit report. >> your score is based on information on your credit report. get this. one in four credit reports has a mistake. a mistake serious enough to prevent you from qualifying for a loan. check your report.
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you can do it annually for free at annualcreditreport.com. if you find a mistake tell the lender and the credit reporting agency. >> you say to focus on new debt first, not the old debt that's gone to collections. >> right. if you have an old debt in collections, the damage is done. fico likes to see you managing the new debt responsibly and actively. if you have new bills address them first. the old bills last. >> the last tip is my favorite. ask your credit card company to raise your limit. >> yes. this is a sure and fast way to raise your score if you have been managing your debt responsibly and you have good credit. call your company to raise your limit. that, again, will lower your credit utilization and boost your score. >> raise the limit but don't spend up to the limit. that defeat it is purpose. >> this is not to get into debt. just for credit score purposes. thank you. still to come, movies have the oscars. dave z david zinczenko is here for the food awards.
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variations. and the yofoam mat which is perfect for travel. >> it folds. >> if you look on the floor you see it full size. it folds up into a book size that can fit into gym bags, backpacks. let me show you what it folds into. folds into this. comes in a carry-all case and comes with this bag. >> when you're on the road you can get the workout in, the yoga in. >> namaste. real simple magazine featured it and said it's "oh-mazing." the deal is $43. that's 7700% off. >> our "today" viewers love beauty products. you have delivered. this is five products by nip & fab deal. i guess this will fix anything. right? >> fix everything in less than five minutes. the retail is $74.75. it includes the frown fix, the
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again, we feel them. very soft. >> nice. >> finally, we are so excited to go on vacation together. we're going to crested butte, colorado, for a vacation package at the elevation hotel and spa in crested butte. >> i put my hat on here. retail is $1,366. let's start with winter here. we'll show you a little bit. ski in, ski out resort. three nights in a king mountain valley room. two two-day lift tickets and two tickets to the adventure park and a $30 spa credit. that's you going down the slopes there, natalie. >> i wish. >> if you want to go in summer that's an option. there are three nights, two two-day all day hike and bike lift tickets, two two-day adventure park tickets, food and beverage credit, a $30 spa credit. retail for both is $1,356. the deal -- here's the deal. $659.
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2013 america's cup. the sierra cup has filed an appeal to the environmental impact study. it's concerned about the potential water pollution from a giant floating tv screen to be installed in aquatic park. the study approved by the city's planning commission, and today supervisors will decide whether to uphold that decision. if the study's conclusions are rejected, it could be a setback tr race preparationsk looeaat r d an look at weather trafc affid after the break. fi
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welcome back. time 9:28. temperatures are climbing nicely una strong ridge of high pressure. we have a lot of sunshine out there already. probably need a jacket until about noon, temperatures will climb to about 60 degrees. inland 63. toefrn tonight at 8:00, after the fog goes down, fog will roll in. little bit on the cooler side for thursday. will take temperatures down a couple degrees. friday through the oweekend,
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temperatures in the mid-60s, even inland. mike? we're still following this sig-alert. the situation is a little better. all lanes of northbound 238 off the castro valley y reopened. we have lanes reopened through the transition. that's why we have all of the backup through castro valley and the interchange. 238 was closed, i imagine that's the problem now, they'll be expected to go back on the northbound 238, as i'm expected to speak. here into the city, the upper deck has an accident clearing. right off of the expressway toward the skyway. you should see congestion there as well. back to you. >> mike, thank you very much. thank you for joining us. another local news update in a half hour from now. the tamalpa"today" show rolls o.
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i was wondering if you would care to come out for a walk. >> pardon me? >> i'm off duty at three tomorrow and if you're not engaged -- >> engaged? >> will the sixth time be the charm? that's glenn close playing a woman whose passing for a man to worg and survive in 19th century ireland. it's netted her a best actress nomination, her sixth oscar nod and she hasn't won yet. >> wow. >> hard to believe.
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>> "fatal attraction" really, she didn't? >> we'll talk to her tomorrow. >> she's way overdue. that's for sure. coming up, where does a royal go for a getaway? we'll tell you about the exclusive resort kate middleton jetted off to with her sister pippa and parents in tow. prince william expected any day now. not everyone on the island is necessarily happy about it. >> we knew prince albert was in a can. >> all right. also ahead, when you're dating don't you wish you could get inside a guy's head, find out what he's really thinking? not just dating. when you're married. >> just for any purpose. we'll get dating advice from jake, the author of glamour magazine's long-running dating advice column written from the male perspective. jake is anonymous. we'll get inside his head today. >> will we see him? >> no. but we'll hear from him. >> how's that for a tease? >> it is awards season.
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eat this not that author david zinczenko is here with the leading nominees for the best for your diet supermarket choices. what are you calling them, dave? what's the name? >> "eat this not that" awards. >> that's catchy. nice. >> how about the supermarketies. >> the superies. >> he'll have something catchy. >> it will be hard to top gluten-free willy. >> there were other doozies. >> i'm sure he has a million one-liners as always. >> and you have a check of the weather for us. >> absolutely. for today we have heavy rain in the pacific northwest, windy conditions, mountain snows, a risk of strong storms in central and southern texas. sunny skies in the northeast with temperatures getting warmer than usual. for tomorrow, strong storms from texas to louisiana. wet weather into the mid mississippi river valley. more rain in the pacific northwest. sunshine returns. it will be cold in new england. colder than usual and mild conditions through the
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southwestern parts of the country into southern california. good tuesday morning to you. i'm meteorologist christina loren live in the nbc bay area weather center. it's cold and cloudy, grab a ja tetn ohe way out the door. something to peel off later on n as temperatures climb into the mid-60s today. 63 in morgan hill. we hit 62 in fairfield. and, hey, even san francisco, 61 degrees today. warm-up continues as we head t wednesday. going to drop temperatures off a couple degrees thursday. mild and dry all the way through the upcoming weekend. and that's your latest weather. we want to say hello to lauren lee, the latest contestant to get booted off the ranch on nbc's hit show "the biggest loser." good morning. >> good morning. >> you started at 246 pounds and lost 16 on the ranch? >> yes, i did. >> obviously you kept going. >> i have. >> you look terrific. how much? >> i have lost 56 pounds. >> congratulations.
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>> good for you. >> it was a shocker when you got voted off. >> it was. >> your weight loss wasn't the least of everybody. what happened there? you seemed genuinely surprised. >> i was surprised. i guess my team decided i could do it at home. they believed in me more than i could believe in myself. >> turns out they were right. >> they were right. >> in fact, you just completed a half marathon. >> i did a couple weeks ago. >> you're an athlete at heart. when you put on the weight was it hard to see yourself go that way? >> yeah. it was hard to see myself as big as i was. i always knew myself as an athlete. >> you're getting it back. >> i am. >> how have you been staying fit since you left the ranch besides running marathons? >> i love running. every chance i'm out there on the streets just running. i hit the gym a couple hours a day. going strong. >> that's great. >> your life changed. >> it's a whirlwind.
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i have a different view on life now. it's more positive and happy. >> that's terrific. congratulations. >> good luck with the at-home prize. >> we want to let folks know "the biggest loser" airs tonight at 8:00/7:00 central on nbc. >> coming up next, even royals need a winter break. a look at the island paradise where kate awaits the arrival of her prince william and they are going on a caribbean getaway. >>e so was that so hard to get through? unclear. after these messages. as a researcher, i refer to her as "that woman with the great gums." because great gums are a foundation of a healthy smile. so she uses crest pro-health clinical gum protection toothpaste. it helps eliminate plaque at the gum line, helping prevent gingivitis. it's even clinically proven to help reverse it in just 4 weeks. and it protects these other areas dentists check most. crest pro-health clinical gum protection. because healthy smiles are built on healthy gums. life opens up when you do.
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who doesn't need a winter break? the former kate middleton and her family are now enjoying the warmth of an island paradise. prince william is expected any day now. nbc's stephanie gosk is in london with details. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. you know, britain in january is rough. it's cold, dark. it's kind of like living in a cave. for those that don't like it there's just one choice -- escape. that's exactly what the royal couple has decided to do. winter in wales. william and kate's blustery home in anglesy. you can't blame them for exchanging that island for this one. privately owned mustique combines raw beauty, both the island's website with elegant accommodation. elegant and expensive. the aurora villa where princess kate and her family are staying costs more than $23,000 a week.
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prince william wrapping up his royal air force duties is expected to arrive any day now. mustique is a middleton family favorite. prince william joined them there before. >> it's somewhere they can get away from the limelight and have no one spying on them. >> reporter: the allure of exclusive privacy has attracted the rich and famous for decades. princess margaret in the '70s. mick jagger in the '80s. the island is used to celebrity and fending off the paparazzi that want a peek and a picture. but even for mustique, a visit from the duke and duchess of cambridge requires special consideration. >> the fact that pictures of them together will generate huge amounts of interest globally draws with it that huge cash ticket. >> reporter: a snap of pippa middleton may get just as much attention. these were grabbed in 2006 after her big splash at the wedding the younger sister is now constantly hounded by cameras.
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island management has added new restrictions, even for its other guests. they won't be able to roam freely. the normally rented golf carts have to stay in the garage. if the extra security holds, the royal couple will have their first real chance at a vacation since the honeymoon last spring at another island getaway in the seychelles. >> they will have a chance to relax. that's what the whole holiday is about. being on lounges by the pool and not having the press looking on. >> reporter: when they get back the royal duties are piling up. prince william heads to the falkland islands with the royal air force. the queen's jubilee begins in the spring and the olympics are six months away. they better rest up, natalie. >> need lots of relaxation. stephanie gosk, thank you so much. up next from the pages of glamour magazine dating advice for women from the man's perspective. still ahead, "eat this not
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♪ on today's relationships, the male perspective. jake is the longest running dating advice column in america. the authors have changed but the advice is timeless. there is a new book from jake called "always hit on the wingman" and nine secret rules for getting the love life you want. cindy, good morning. >> good morning. >> we have to put him in silhouette if jake were here. >> he's fully anonymous.
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always has been. >> p this this is a long-runnin column. does the advice stand the test of time? >> the column started in 1956. some things are clearly outdated like references to white gloves but the basic advice men have been giving women is be yourself. be a little bit more confident in a relationship than you would naturally be. >> before we get to jake's advice let's find out more about jake. what's the profile? he's got to be single. >> he's got to be single. once he's serious with a woman, sorry, we have to fire him. he should be writing about what's going on in the mind of a man who's out there dating. >> we have a new jake that writes for glamour. the jake that wrote the book is married now to -- >> orange blossom, a reader of the column. while he was writing he fell in love, dated and broke up with, much to the dismay of readers orange blossom who he nicknamed
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because of her perfume. they are now happily married. >> i love that. jake says to get your flirt on even in a relationship. be flirting all around. >> yeah. listen, within reason. if you have a partner who will have a problem with it, maybe hold back a little bit. his advice is essentially always hit on the wingman. you're in a situation where there is a guy you want to talk to. that can be intimidating. flirt with the guy he's with with. it's the same principle of you have the best job interview for the job you really don't want. this is a dream job interview with the recruiter for the job you do want standing over your shoulder watching. be more relaxed. >> it also exudes confidence which moves into the next tip which is love your body. >> this is a message that's come up decade after decade from jakes. men love women's bodies, period. they like big ones, small ones, doesn't matter. every time you complain about how you look or point out a flaw
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you're telling him he's wrong to enjoy you. don't do that. >> he's saying to be confident in yourself. don't be constantly reminding your significant other of our imperfections. >> no reason to do it. >> save it for your girlfriends. and embrace your feminine side. >> there is a trend of women feeling like i have to be one of the guys, completely up on sports, know about the inside fly rule. do all the things guys do. great if you are into it, go for it. don't feel you have to understand or know all about a man's interests. he wants to talk to you about it and have you interested. you don't have to know the details. the message from jake is to yourself. men like women who like sports, women who don't like sports. they just like women. >> jake says to keep your options open. if you ever dating don't rush into being exclusive. >> he says women should start dating other people longer than they think they should. out sounds counterintuitive.
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you find the one you're so relieved to settle down. he says unless you are 100% sure this guy is giving you everything you want and need in a long term relationship why close yourself off to every other guy out there? if you prioritize your needs a guy respects them as well. >> and he said to beware of the buddy trap mixing romance and friendship. >> friendship is the basis for a good long term marriage but you have to keep some things private; some things to yourself. keep your own interests. be your own person. >> keep the mystery alive. cindy leive from glamour, thank you. up next from ice cream to energy bars, "eat this, not that!" supermarket award winners. dave, stand right there. where is he running? we don't know. we'll find out. this is "today" on nbc.
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supermarket food award winners, the excitement is building. author david zinczenko, author of the all new "eat this, not that supermarket survival guide" has the best items on your store shelves. good to see you. >> you, too. >> you have three nominees in each category, all good. >> all deserving performances. >> there can only be one winner. breakfast cereals. >> you have shredded wheat. fiber one and kashi go lean. all good. all good. >> but -- >> the oscar is going to go lean. >> you can't call it the oscar. they will sue us. >> the eating, the a-lister, the show-stopper. here's why. this 140 calorie breakfast has the protein of two eggs and the fiber of two and a half bowls of oatmeal. >> wow. >> that's what you need. you need high fiber, low sugar.
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but if you can get protein of a hamburger. >> very impressive. >> that's a winner. >> that's the money baller. >> all right. dessert. >> okay. so we have the turkey hill banana split, edy's french silk and oreo cookies & cream blast from breyers. >> why does this win? >> this is "the help" of decadent desserts. >> as long as it's not the pie. >> 130 calories, five grams of fat. a bunch of ice creams have over 300 calories and 75% saturated fat. this has 15%. this is why it wins. >> all righty. now yogurt used to have the easy names. now they're hard to pronounce. >> all you need to pronounce is greek. if you can get greek yogurt, greece is the word. greek, greek. you don't need a waistline
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bailout. >> i set you up for it. >> you like oikos and chobani. >> but the fage. this has high protein, low calories, calcium and potassium. >> oh. now protein bars, snack, energy bars, very popular. i have had all three and they're terrific. >> you love the kind bar. >> i do. >> you're right. this is the ryan gosling of energy bars. >> this bar will lift me up. >> yes. i saw it. that was quite a moment. that was a showstopper. >> yeah. >> it's a perfect portion size. it's only got 210 calories, ten grams of protein. who needs a steak. >> the cliff and lara bar also good. >> i'm going with kind. if you want to get through the
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third hour of thank yous. >> or the fourth hour of "today." >> and go up on stage and kiss halle berry. >> sorry. >> sorry to disappoint. and beverages, iced teas. >> yeah. >> you lost david completely. threw him off. >> honest. this thing is 34 calories, zero grams of famit, ten grams of sugar. >> david zinczenko, it's an honor being nominated. >> thank you. >> coming up, kathie lee and hoda talk to kathryn higeigl abt her "plum" of a role after your local news and weather.
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good morning. 9:56. 20 antennas in pal lo alto, givg the green light to the project. at&t will place the two-foot high antennas on poles throughout the set. the setup is to improve cell phone reception. parents are worried about dangers of possible radiation but at&t says it's safe. >> all of sites are thousands of times below the maximum standard. >> installation should be done in four months. another 60 are expected to be installed in a year. time for a check on your weather and traffic. start off with meteorologist christina loren. >> good morning to you. jon, to you at home. a comfortable afternoon setting up. we didn't have a lot of fog this morning but tomorrow, particularly thursday, looking towards widespread pea soup thin fog. ahead, a drying trend that lasts through this weekend. temperatures are going to be on the climb. 63 degrees in morgan hill. 62 in milpitas, 67 in dublin.
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not as warm through the east bay because we did have dense fog develop there. it crept in through the delta, that gooey fog. 62 berkeley. through tomorrow we're going to climb 5 to 8 degrees on average from today's highs. mild through the one. mike? >> christina, first the update. much anticipated reopening of 580 and 238, both avenues out of castro valley have reopened. we have clearing already in the last few minutes. in the back, there was know accident, west bound 580 between the dublin interchange and 230 itself. dragging below 20 everywhere it's red. continuing clears. oakland, 880 easy drive northbound past the coliseum on the left. south toward hayward to the right. golden gate bridge, haze, but we need to clean that lens. >> looks good. so does your haircut.
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television llo, everybody. so glad you're with us for booze day tuesday. >> january 24th. >> big day. >> especially out in hollywood and all things the movies. >> yes. everything kind of stops around 8:35, 8:36 when they make the big announcement for oscars. i can only imagine if you're somebody who either made a movie
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or was in a movie, how agonizing that must be watching those names pop up. >> you hear people say i was asleep, my phone rang -- >> no. >> liar! >> that is not true. one of the big shockers to everybody on this deal, we'll go through all the names but how about melissa mccarthy for "bridesmaids." >> best supporting actress nomination. >> do you remember what she did in that movie? >> yes, i do. >> all kinds of wacky things. do you remember there was a scene of her on the sink? there it is. >> she was having a rough night. >> she's very, very funny. everybody loves her who meets her. everyone. >> it's hard ply meryl streep a "the iron lady" but they're not in the same category so she may win. everybody agrees comedy is more difficult to do than the drama. >> it seemed like a surprise, jonah hill getting best supporting actor. >> he's good.
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if he goals up there to make a speech he will look nothing like the character in that movie. he's lost half his bodwy di weight. >> brad pitt did a phone interview with matt and ann, and the first thing he said was i'm so happy for jonah hill, after all the accolades brad pitt got. >> he's been in the rodeo before. jonah's first trip. >> he's a sweetheart. always thinking about everybody else. best actor nominees are -- >> go ahead, hoda. >> i'm waiting to see them. demian bichi, "a better life," george clooney, "the descendants," jean dujardin, "the artist," gary oldman, "tinker tailor soldier spy" story, and brad pitt for "moneyball." >> yeah. best actress is glenn close in "albert nobbs." haven't seen that yet. viola davis and "the help." rooney mara, "the girl with the dragon tattoo." i think the mara family is having an excellent week. >> i would have to say you're right. >> except for mrs. mara, who fell the other day and hurt her
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shoulder. our prayers for her. meryl streep, "the iron lady," which you've seen several times, hoda woman. michelle williams, i'm dying to see this, "my week with marilyn." >> i've seen most of those movies. meryl streep as margaret thatcher, i don't know how anyone can even touch her because, one, you look at her and -- look. >> i know. >> she is margaret thatcher in this movie. this is i think the only nomination for that movie, but -- >> all it needed. >> yeah. she is great. >> best supporting actor, kenneth branagh, "my week with marilyn," nick nolte, "warrior." >> what is that? >> i don't know. >> christopher plummer in "beginners, "excellent in that. >> and max von sydow in "extremely loud & incredibly close." he did not say a word at all in that movie. a lot of silent movie stuff. >> brilliant in it, though. excellent. supporting actress, berenic
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berenice bejo in "the artist." jessica which is a chain in "the help." melissa. >> remember that image. >> and janet mcteer in "albert nobbs" and octavia spencer in "the help." the one that got the most is "hugo." >> oh, my gosh. >> "hugo" had 11 nominations. and "the artist" got ten. >> wow. >> so, yeah, people will be looking at these movies again. i tried to watch "hugo," but i had -- it's meant to be seen in 3d -- >> yeah. >> i couldn't watch it on regular tv. >> best picture, the nominees, "the artist," the silent film everybody's talking about, "the descendants," "extremely loud & incredibly close" -- when that name was announced everybody gasped. >> i know. nobody -- yeah. nobody expected that at all. >> "the help" and there's "hugo." if you haven't seen the movies -- oh, "midnight in paris." i forgot. >> enjoyed that. "the tree of life," which i didn't care for. it lost me.
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and war hor""war horse", "-- evh my mom is 82, there's a huge amount of people in this world who -- hollywood doesn't automatically think about let's make a movie for those folks, you know? she's been to see that film three times already and also went to the broadway show and loved it so much. there's an awful lot of people who long for those epic sweeping beautifully david lee kind of movies that spielberg does so well. >> sort of what you expect at the oscars, something bigger than life, something like that. >> these movies are all over the place in terms of their tone and subject matter. that's kind of why i like the golden globes in the sense that, you know, you get the comedy, the musical -- >> yep. >> because there's no way you can compare "bridesmaids" with "the artist." >> right. >> you know? just not happening. >> what is this? >> oscar sweet treats.
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>> what's this? >> oh a couple -- >> is this a drink? >> i don't know why we have that. accepted it on behalf of my party. >> is it beer or wine? [ inaudible ]. >> we don't drink beer. >> we don't want to discriminate against beer. >> that doesn't look like beer. this isn't beer. look at these cool -- >> look at that cute little -- oh, and a beer mug an homage to beer that's really wine. we should have longer production meetings in the morning. we should actually maybe talk about what we're going to do on the show. that would be good. maybe once. you all right? >> mm-hmm. >> you're fine. hoda's fine. don't worry. >> by the way, we'll -- okay. so these are the oscar -- take a peek and see if you can see them all. someone has made -- it's oscar cookies. >> again, we should have had a longer production movie.
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eleny's oscar cookies. you know who's missing on that? >> who? >> three and they got completely snuffed. clint eastwood is missing on that for directing "j. edgar." leonardo dicaprio and -- >> "j. edgar" got left out. why? >> i don't know. i enjoyed the movie very, very much. i found it to be fascinating. but, you know, and leonardo, i'm stunned he didn't get one. >> i am, too. i thought he was terrific. here's what's interesting. we talked yesterday about heidi klum and seal splitting up, and we'll hear from seal in just a second. but there was an interesting article in "usa today" about seal and heidi but more about couples that show a lot of public displays of affection. they usually -- that looks like a great thing, you look over and say, oh. >> on the red carpet mostly. >> renewing their vows. a lot of public love. >> they had an interesting take on that. >> they think it's a red flag. if there's too much public
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affection you're trying to show everybody at home -- >> like doth protest too much kind of thing. >> yeah. maybe that's a red flag. >> i don't know. i fell for it hook, line, and sinker. >> i love them. >> i thought they were truly in love. here's the thing, though. i know everybody carefully puts together these announcements afterwards, after careful consideration and much soul searching and much all those things, we have decided that we have grown apart. yeah. that's what life is. you do grow apart. that's why when those kinds of things happen you circle the wagons. >> correct. >> you find out what you loved about the person to begin with. you go to counseling. especially when you have four children. six children. two like i had. you have to get your eyes off -- >> yeah. >> and on to the people that matter the most. >> right. >> and i'm not saying -- i'm not judging their choices. just saying year after year after year we see the same thing happening, all these golden people. and relationships breaking up
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all the time. i think there are some completely unworkable relationships and situations, totally. i was in one myself. so were you. but i think -- i would venture to say more than half of marriages that break apart could be saved. >> seal actually spoke about -- no one has heard from either of them, you know. i think a written statement but nothing out loud until yesterday. let's listen to what seal had to say. >> yes, i am still wearing my ring, but i think that is just pretty much a token of how i feel about this woman. you know, she -- we have -- we have eight years. >> mm-hmm. >> eight wonderful years together. >> mm-hmm. >> and just because we have decided to separate doesn't necessarily mean that, you know, you take off your ring and you're no longer connected to that person. we will be connected in many ways through the rest of our lives. you know, through our children and also through the tremendous
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kind of admiration and respect and love that we have for each other. we will wear the ring for the rest of our lives? who knows? but right now, you know, it feels really comfortable on my hand. i have no intentions of taking it off anytime soon. >> wow. >> being very gentlemanly about it. >> true. >> it doesn't make sense to me. if you have eight wonderful years together, then what happened? >> what happened? >> all of a sudden it's not wonderful anymore? >> right. >> you know, they seem to genuinely have enormous affection for one another. >> and respect. >> and respect. two of the most important ingredients for a relationship. >> you got it. all right, kids. well, to forget all our troubles we're going to the bahamas in 17 days. >> yeah. >> we want you to come. we're going to atlantis. we'll be there february 9th and 10th but doing both of our shows on february 9th. there's room in the audience. slather on the sunscreen. >> yes, hoadie. >> that's what i was going to say. >> and come join us. >> it will be a lot of fun. >> is that all the business we have today?
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jersey girl who learns to become a bounty hunter. she steal askar to lure in one fugitive and bring in another. take a look. >> what? >> who are you beeping at? >> oh, crap. crap, crap, crap. >> you stole my car. >> this is my -- damn it! oh, my god. is that guy naked? he better be wearing pants. you better be wearing pants, pal. >> lighten up, son. fresh air is good for the boys. >> oh! >> well, katherine did a whole lot of acting in that scene. >> i know. >> reacting. >> which is what acting really is. >> it's great to see you. >> good to see you guys. this is so fun. >> a woman with brand-new movie and a brand-new baby girl. >> yes, you do. >> life is good for you, huh? >> life is really good. kind of trailing around with me all day yesterday and i thought,
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you know what, i should stop using her for publicity. let her stay home today. >> talk about the movie for a second. have you read a lot of janet's books? >> i was approached about the project a couple years ago and didn't know anything about it. i read the first book thinking i would become familiar and luckily there were 16 more at the time that i could read and i obsessively -- >> one after another after another. >> i'll be 110 by the time -- >> that's all right. >> i like how janet ivanvitch was hoping for you. a lot of names br being bantered about and she was thrill pd. >> i'm so grateful because i became such a big fan of her through the books and this character. it was so important to me that we really stayed true to what she had done and created. her support has been a blessing. >> we also had debbie reynolds with us here yesterday.
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>> that was frightening. >> i fondled her. tell us about being on the set with debbie. >> that doesn't surprise me. i love her so much. >> is she crazy in a good way? >> she's totally sort of irreverent and raunchy. >> she's earned it. >> and making jokes about shooting the gun that you can't say on television and you know -- >> yeah. >> she didn't give a hoot. >> your baby daughter, just saw pictures online of her. >> she is delicious. >> adorable, the most beautiful thing. >> she is. >> talk about her name. i like how you chose it. >> rife with significance. >> i named her after my mother and sister, my mother is nancy and my sister's middle name is lee, so nalee is sort of the combo of the two. >> this is a music video. your husband wrote it about her, right? >> yes. >> oh. and you were the director behind this. has your life just completely transformed? >> it has.
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i can't even remember before kids. it's a weird thing. it's only been 2 1/2 years i've been a mother, but i don't remember who i was before her in a way. >> you don't remember what was important or what you talked about, what filled up your day. >> right. >> mostly we talk about ourselves. now being a mom and being a wife you suddenly have to refocus and that feels really good. >> has it changed your perspective professionally at snaul. >> yeah, because i think my career was everything. you know, it was my primary focus always, it had been for over 20 years. so it was such a relief in way to broaden the perspective and it put it in its place, you know? it can't be the most important thing in my life anymore. it shouldn't be. >> we know recently we have been reading you said if you were inrighted back to "gray's anatomy" it would be something you would love to -- >> oh, yeah. can you imagine the story lines for her? i want her to get back with alex because i do not like watching him with other actresses on the
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show. it upsettles me, makes me jealous. she should go back and claim her man and her career and rise again like a phoenix. >> wow. i like it. >> i see it in your future. >> you have something else you're working on, something with animals. animal lover. >> yes. my i hate bald campaign. it's a neutering thing. >> you can go online and check it out. >> animals. >> meant forren t animals to br awareness in a funny, charming way we hope, bring awareness to a cause that is very dear to my mother's heart. >> wish your mom was here. she sounds like a lot of fun. >> she's back there. she's probably really mad she's not up here. >> tell them to make her a drink. thank you. >> this is fantastic. >> another round! >> catch katherine in "one for the money" starting friday, january the 27th. >> up next, our guy panels here
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saturday mornings the host of "hot ten" on centric. he's been married for 14 years. has two kids. next up ricky unger, on every commercial on tv. david good is single and the author of "the man code: a woman's guide to cracking the tough guy," and last but not least, my good friend and actor ed watts. played two roles in my "saving amy." i would have given him eight. >> he could go shirtless. >> exactly. our first viewer from the msnbc.com digital cafe. >> i'm with ashley from alabama. she has a question about being a student and dating. >> hi. my question is i am someone who's about to graduate from college and have applied to medical school. do you think that guys find this intimidating, and where can a busy girl like me meet a guy? >> okay. that's awesome. congratulations. >> yeah. >> that is hot. >> girl's education, awesome.
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>> okay. >> great. >> sexy. >> well, you know, medical school, you are probably going to be very busy. most of your dates are going to be with other medical school students for now. just enjoy yourself. >> find yourself a nice doctor, right. >> exactly. >> all right. let's go to a facebook post from rachel. a guy friend told me not to ask a guy out even if i am almost positive he's into me because it ruins the chase and he'll say no. if this is true, what can i do so that he makes the move and asks me? >> first of all, this guy friend might be trying to sabotage her. it's like -- >> he's in love with her? >> yeah. >> it's unfortunately true. guys do like the chase. >> unless he's a different kind of guy. if you lay it up on a platter, i'm going to eat it. >> i think that, you know, a good thing to do is if you don't want to seem like you're asking him is just wear something low cut and allow something to pop out, you know what i mean? guys like that.
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a wardrobe malfunction. >> david and al -- >> no, no. don't listen to that. >> all right. go on. >> speaking of low cut, amanda has a question about first impressions. >> my question was how much does the way a girl dresses really matter in first impressions or is it more about, like, the personality? >> it matters a lot. >> first impression is what you see. yeah. it's got to be -- >> it's a lot. it's definitely important. >> it depends on what you want. do you want a first impression or do you want a lasting impression? because i got to tell you, there is a whore uniform. i'm just saying. if you wearing that, we're interested because you look like a whore. >> we're not interested. >> or not. or not. >> i think it's a matter of the interest of the guy. some guys like something a little modern. >> i don't know.
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i'm jon kelley. joseph naso will be tried for murders of four women, that's the ruling after a two-week preliminary hearing, accused of killing four prostitutes from 1977 to 1994. during closing argument the 78-year-old man said, prostitution was a, quote, risky business and that anybody could be responsible for these murders. naso will be back in court february 3rd. ou break, a check on your weather and traffic.
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good morning to you. time 10:28. still cool out there, but temperatures are climbing nicely in places like sunnyvale, 57. high pressure takes control of our forecast. so today mid-60s. tomorrow even warmer. widespread fog in the forecast for thursday as a result, slight coming. seven-day forecast, up to 68 tomorrow. 65 for thursday. mild through the upcoming weekend. let's check the drive at 10:29. >> a look at the dublin interchange, completely recovered there from 580 westbound heading in out of dublin into castro valley. slow from the dublin graze into castro valley and heading into the castro valley y. the earlier accident signific-a still slow in the commute directions as a result. slow southbound 101 through san mateo teo. clear in palo alto. sunol into the south bay, 680,
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icy drive. just haze, low clouds, not a big deal, jon. back to you. >> thank you. thank you very much for joining us. nbc bay area news with marla tellez and i starts at 11:00 in one half hour from now. see you then. we are back on this booze day tuesday with we are back with our "guys tell all." the one that you may not remember is our new guy, ed watts down there. all right. you know the game. here we go. lynnette has a question from facebook. i want to know why the romance fizzles after the first year of marriage. i really miss the feeling of sparks and butterflies. i know kids and house payments can get in the way, about you how do you get it back? we are going on nine years in may. >> it's really a matter of realizing that it's work. you know, sometimes you have to do what will incite the feeling,
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even when you don't have the feeling yet. and just make decisions that, look, we're going to have date nights. we're going to have time where we send the kids somewhere or do stuff without them. but you have to work at it. >> jeff? >> give those kids $10. tell them to get out of the house for at least two hours. and then you turn to your wife and say, we are going to do it in every room in this house. until we have that feeling back. >> or until we're too tired to care. >> that's right. you want the kids to come home and find you both passed out naked on the floor. >> oh, please. >> well, nothing says love like that, does it? >> that's when you're married. when you're married. that's a good example for the kids. >> do you like that? you guys are all for that? >> that's the thing. everybody gets so the happily ever after, and they never tell you the story of what happened after the princess married prince charming. >> but we keep falling for it. >> yeah, we do. >> you know, it's -- >> it's a lie. >> it's choices and decisions that you make.
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and like you will be happy and you'll have enjoyable times, but it's not going to be happy all the time. >> excuse me. these two are having a conversation over here. >> this is a television show. >> what are you saying? >> well -- >> do you want to die alone? >> we were having a different conversation. >> no, that's absolutely true. >> i don't want to see my parents naked. it would traumatize me to see that >> you're not a little kid. >> i don't live with my parents either. >> are both of you unmarried because you just haven't found the right woman yet? >> yes. >> yes. it's that simple. all right. a question from across the street. sarah? >> i'm with tammie from alabama and she has a question about boys being gross. >> my husband thinks is funny and cute to pass gas and wave it around and finds it hilarious. why do men have such horrible, disgusting habits? >> there are seriously six guys laughing in the background right now. >> not all guys are like that, thank god.
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and i apologize for those that are like that. it is gross. believe me. >> we're not like that because we're single. >> listen, i try my best not to do that stuff around my wife. but i do it around my kids, and they love it. they love it! i've got a 5-year-old son, man. if any noise comes out of my body, he cracks up like crazy. >> men, we are like big little boys. >> that's right. >> and we are going to always love poop and fart jokes. sorry. >> and pass it onto the next generation. >> we have contests. >> oh! >> ok. let's get another one from sarah. >> reporter: i don't even know how to follow up on that. here we go. another question for the guys. >> hey, i'm cat. also from alabama. my question is about maturity. i'm about to graduate from college at age 2 2, and i have found a lot of guys my age
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aren't the same with respect to their goals on family and career. do i have to date older? >> 10 years at least. >> can i redeem myself from last week? girls mature faster than guys. i personally think. so that's why i like to date younger girls because i'm immature. so i date girls that are as mature as i am. [ laughter ] >> thanks so much, guys. great to have you. up next, joy bauer raises the bar. what she wants you to do for her next weight loss challenge. that's after this. over time, my lashes thinned. after 40, i didn't have enough lashes. my doctor said...latisse® is the only fda approved prescription treatment...for inadequate or not enough lashes. now with latisse®...my lashes are longer...darker, with more than double the fullness in 16 weeks.
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remember when joy announced her 10,000 pound weight loss challenge? well, you guys did so well she is upping the ante. >> that's right. welcome to joy's 25,000 pound weight loss challenge. aren't rewards great? since you surpassed the initial goal, we're going to keep going. and she's here to announce the new total. >> the new total is -- >> let's hear it! >> 17,308 pounds! >> let's go! >> amazing. >> right. so we have one week left. >> we've got to get it. >> we have so many entries. but if everybody just loses -- if you just lose one pound this week, we will way surpass it. i'm going to be reminding everybody on facebook and
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twitter and today.com to sign in your weight loss. because we need totally up the total. >> and tell the truth. >> and now i'm going to test your skinny supermarket smarts. >> this will be good. >> you're each going to get a basket. i'm going to ask you a question, and you'll run over each of you to that first shelf. >> i am not running. >> what do you mean, the first shelf? >> and you're going to pop what you think is the answer in your cart. bring it back, and i'll let you know who won. >> do it. >> the first question is, which item on the first shelf is the skinniest nut? the nut with the least amount of calories. >> ok. let's see what you did. we have almonds. >> rude. >> and the winner is pistachios! >> how did you know that? >> i don't know. because i like them. i don't know.
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>> i like them all. >> pistachios are only three calories a nut. so you can have 30 for 100 calories. second question. which vegetable offers the -- >> move it over, joy. >> offers the most amount of fiber per cup. >> fiber. oh. >> which vegetable. >> most amount of fiber. the most amount of fiber in a one cup serving. >> i don't know. it's in a can. >> what is this? what is that? is that spinach? all right. >> we just stand over there. what's the answer? >> oh, my gosh! you're going to get the next one, i'm positive. check this out. one cup of artichoke hearts, 14 grams of fiber. >> this is your lucky day, hoda. >> so the third shelf, which fruit has the most amount of
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fiber? >> most amount of fiber. >> yeah, because fiber helps to fill us up. >> most amount of fiber. >> wait, wait. what did she grab? what is that? >> it's a mango. >> oh. >> don't help the competition. >> hmm. i don't know. let me see. i guess i'll go with the -- >> we have a minute. >> we have two more questions. >> ok. >> the answer is nobody wins. it's the razzp berries. >> i think it's blackberries. >> the raspberries have eight grams. the next question, which is the greatest calorie bargain? cheese. >> i think it's parmesan. is that parmesan? that's swiss. >> i'll go with this one.
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>> ok. she did parm, i did swiss. >> parmesan. >> tiebreaker. >> ok. which topping can take an everyday fruit and turn it into a decadent dessert for minimal calories? which topping. bottom shelf. you're exactly right. >> yay! >> and it tastes great. >> because of the air, a big squirt is only about 15 calories of whipped cream. >> and it's worth it. worth every calorie. >> joy, love you. >> go to today.com and tell us how many pounds you have lost, and help joy out. and no fudging. up next, it's tuesday's trends with our girl bobby thomas. she'll tell us about height and panty hose. all so cute. right after this. focus on my patients. to and as you can imagine, the rewards are considerable. so are the benefits.
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thomas and tuesday's trends. how many times have you gotten dressed for something, reached into your lingerie drawer and pulled out a plethora of panty hose? either one. leaving you wondering in a conundrum which is right for this outfit. >> well, wonder no more. today's style editor and bobby.com's bobby thomas has everything you need to know from opaques to over the top legwear. >> hey. >> pippy longstockings. look at you. >> those are cool. >> these are american apparel. a couple of dollars. i had so much fun. and last week when you were loving the polka dot panty hose, miss jennifer hudson was wearing the same pair elsewhere. >> do you have proof of that? >> we do have proof. but they are such a hot trend right now. celebrities like jennifer and even kate middleton, who has been wearing more of the sheer. >> she was wearing yours. >> and there you see kate middleton in the sheer nude that a lot of people are talking about whether they like them or not. >> what did you think? >> i didn't like them. >> you feel like that's going
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backwards as opposed to forwards. >> a little bit. >> why would somebody wear them? just to smooth out their skin tone? >> it could be an insecurity thing. but you could also use cream or self tanner. >> she has fantastic legs. >> i think she may wear them for more conservative reasons, more protocol. >> sure. >> sometimes you don't know the shade to wear. sometimes i wear a light black tight. and you think should i have gone darker? >> we have a picture of meryl streep that is the best example of when you're trying to figure out whether to wear sheer or opaque. she wore the sheer stockings on the right, i think. and what's interesting is i think she looks fantastic. but when you see it photo shopped darker, you see that it is a little bit more flattering to her frame. it cuts her up a little bit. and i also have two models to show you, another way to kind of decide whether to go to sheer black or opaque black. >> this is an opaque look. >> and we also have julie coming out with her. >> and when you're thinking
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about whether you should wear sheer or black, look at the hemline. with the shorter dress, you want something a little heavier and more covering. but if julie had put the heavy black stockings on, it would have looked too heavy and made her calves look too thick. >> plus, she has the belt with the black that ties it in. >> but again, hemlines. the shorter the dress, the thicker the tights. the longer the hemline, a little lighter to give you an elongated frame. >> thank you, ladies. >> now let's bring out eileen. sometimes you're not really sure what patterns go with and that type of thing. >> sometimes you can put a pair of patterned hose on, and you're sort of afraid. so we have irene, who is stephanie's mom. and i love her. she has broader shoulders and fantastic legs. she can really pull off a horizontal pattern. you see that pattern that's stretched across. and that balances out the top half. and then on keisha, a more
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fashion forward approach. she does the pattern on pattern. this is really what's on the runway. pattern on pattern. this is a more vertical pattern, though, because keisha wanted to add more length on the bottom. so really when you look at the pattern on a tight, make sure you consider is it running horizontal or vertical. and both are great options, you know, from -- >> let's bring out andrea really quick. thank you, ladies. andrea, who can really -- >> andrea can wear anything. she just makes me crazy. >> i love these. >> tell us about these. >> pretty poly. i want everyone to know about this company. we have a bunch of their tights up here on the pedestal. but she is wearing a statement tight. these are called suspender tights. they have lace. even a new pair that's an illusion slimming tight, where they have shaded the middle down to make it look like your legs are longer. >> those are cool. >> do you know what the guys' panel said before? they said that's the outfit they would like to meet a woman in.
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it says i'm cool. i'm classy. but i can be naughty if you -- >> party on. >> and it's just a little. just wear it with a little black dress, but conservative. don't go for the plunging neckline or a shiny color. do it with a little bit more conservative dress. >> thanks, ladies. up next, sarah has quite the racket going. but first this is "today" on nbc. ♪ [ ukulele strumming ]
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♪ taking it to the streets >> time for "sara in the city" when our girl, sara, tries new adventures. >> she headed straight to grand central terminal. she could have gotten on the train and head todd greener grass, but instead she chose to stop at the squash court. >> it wasn't just any squash court. take a look. i'm here in new york city's grand central terminal for the world's largest squash spectator event, the jpmorgan tournament
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of champions, which attracts the world's top players and thousands of fans. i've never actually played squash before. so i'm here for a lesson. the matches take place in a four-walled black cube weighing 20,000 pounds surrounded by stadium seating and there are 750,000 commuters who come through this train administration every day. squash players are regarded as some of the fastest and fittest. first, a warm-up with adrian grant. i want you to walk me through kind of a warm-up, because this is new to me. >> now we're doing dynamic stretching so you're kind of ready from the get-go to get ready and go 100 miles an hour, basical basically. ♪ this is called the spider-man. >> now that i'm stretched out,
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i'm going to learn the basics from one of the best. nick matthew is ranked number two in the world. where does the name -- like where does squash come from? i only think of it as a vegetable. >> yeah. it's funny, actually. we used to play with a really hardball and the word squash comes from the squashy nature of the ball. >> right now i'm all ready for squash. i've got my hot glasses, a racquet, a squash ball, which is an official term. i'm just waiting for my opponent to get warmed up enough to handle this. >> basically the swing, high, low, high. the yellow at the top is hot. it has to go in the box and blue line. do you want to serve? >> are you okay? >> you're supposed to be my
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fearless teacher not display my weakness. >> oh, good one! >> thank you so much. >> time for a real match. they found a player who's the perfect opponent for my skill. 12-year-old richard. richard is a member of street squash, a harlem-based youth enrichment program that combines academic tutoring and squash instruction. richard has the first serve. and i'm eager to score my first point. >> nice shot, nice shot. you got to move your feet. all right? >> i'm trying to bust a move. instead, i'm just a bust. >> it was too hard. >> richard is the winner. richard, you are an amazing opponent. can we do our little secret handshake? >> yeah. >> you know i'm better on the front, so you take the back. ready?
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let me just say nbc universal is one of the sponsors of the jpmorgan tournament of champions. the tournament runs this thursday, january 26th, at grand central terminal. >> put on your short shorts. richard simmons stops by. >> and monica potter. [ male announcer ] for some reason
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