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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza and a fun day monday to you, everybody. november 28th. cyber monday. hope you had a really fabulous and blessed thanksgiving with your friends and family. and it's all about shopping, seems to me today. >> today's that day. clickity clack. >> it was saturday. saturday was small town -- >> small business saturday. >> you're right. and friday was -- >> what the heck is tomorrow? >> what is tomorrow? by the way -- >> tuesday.
>> cyber monday is going to be cyber tuesday and cyber wednesday -- >> look who's with up today in our kitchen. >> marcus! >> what's up, ladies? how are you? >> he's got an eggplant. or something. >> exactly. i shopped it on cyber monday. >> now he's shining up his eggplant now. there used to be a word for that. >> all right. marcus. [ laughter ] >> all right. we have a great way to kick off your week starting with "today's buzz" and why a new photo that selena gomez has posted on thanksgiving has everyone talking, plus more celebrity scoop. >> and teamed up with "people" magazine, second annual beauty awards. we're going to show you today the best hair products from the drug store. very important. >> why are we showing makeup right now? >> it's the whole week. makeup, hair, best of everything. >> this week five chefs are cooking up a dish they would make if i came to their house for dinner.
greenwich wine and food festival and fantastic chefs were there for it. what did i do? i just hosted a -- moderated a panel with all of them and asked every one of them. we know what you do at your restaurants, all fantastic. what you make on the "today" show. but if i were invited personally to come to your house, what would you make for me to represent who you are and what your home is, and everybody had such a completely different answer, that i said, you guys, let's do that one week. and so we put it together. we got everybody coming all this week. >> yes. >> and marcus is heading it up. >> i am. i'm super excited. i'm going to do a cocktail and then a little fish. >> all right. looking forward to that. >> darling picture of you and your little boy in "people" magazine. >> by the way, how cute. your family. >> a great thanksgiving for you. >> absolutely. great for me and my wife. >> what's his name? >> zion.
>> beautiful. of course. all righty. are you already broke after black friday? i'm not, because i didn't -- >> you didn't clickity clack. >> i didn't clickity clack. we're going to show you how to make extra money for all your gift shops without leaving your house. >> and we're also going to have favorite things a little later. stick around. >> yes. oh, my gosh. i know you -- tons of family and fun stuff. i had great friends, family from michigan and florida, came stayed with us a couple of days. i don't like to play games. >> you mean, like -- >> except -- >> board games? >> so we played games. we just had such a good time, and it was a nice mix of our traditions with theirs. they have everything on thanksgiving. they have the thanksgiving turkey but they also a ham and a tenderloin. >> they like to do it big. >> they do. very midwestern. do it all! we did it all. of course, cods and cass were home. that's all i care about, and that's all i care about and then i'm going to say, might as well say my favorite thing, that was part of the weekend.
and years and years. always been good to me. good to me. he knows -- i hated "pulp fiction" so i said it on the air to regis and the next day i got a basket from him saying, kathie, so sorry you hated "pulp fiction." so did my mother. he sends me occasionally ones that he thinks i'll be moved by. there's a movie that's out just going to go full -- full nationwide next week called "lion" with dev patel, nicole kidman and rooney mara. it is simply stunning, and you'll sob your eyes out, it's so moving. that's all i'll tell you about it. >> love it! >> you know what else, saw "allied." >> how was that? >> cody had seen it before. he's my guy. mom, i think you'd really like
>> took me and his girlfriend erica. yeah. last night, if you've never seen mel gibson's movie "patriot," it's an unbelievable one. it was years ago, but, oh, does it stand out. >> you had like movie palooza! >> and cody got me hooked on "the crown." i've never binged watch anything. i watched six episodes of "the crown" but i was bleary eyed. fascinating about princess elizabeth. how much is based on truth? wow! the tr highly recommend it. >> what's it on? hbo or -- >> netflix. >> i think every episode, probably get this wrong, like $7 million. you cannot believe the attention to detail. >> i'm going to watch that. on netflix? i have netflix. >> tell us about the little show you put on. >> we had -- i had my nieces and my mom and my brother, everybody at my house. did all the thing. reminds me how much i love new
rockettes. wasn't just in the hall of 30 block, lester holt and tom was there. both of those guys were there, tom's daughter sarah and their son. at the thanksgiving day parade. >> of course you were. >> kids kept screaming, can you see me, santa? because last year santa looked the other way. was very depressioning. this year we yelled and screamed. and he looked. joel watching as the parade went by. yo same table, just bought two extra chairs and shoved them in. how about that? >> you're a mathematical genius! >> i couldn't believe how awesome it was! >> how about you get a table with a leaf? >> oh. that's a good one, but i never have people over. that's the most people i'll ever have in my house. >> unless you have a table that expanded and then you might. >> maybe. but the cool thing is, i made my nieces every morning when we woke up, we would raise the shades and all say, "good
press a button. we decided that would be the curtain and we would do a broadway show. so i got my guitar out, horrible, and we sang -- they kept saying, can anybody see us? look at all of these windows. some freak is watching us right now. >> wonderful. >> so we did, like a whole thing. we had such a great time with the whole group. so, there's -- we went and saw "wicked." i mean, we did -- the rockettes. >> you're the best aunt in the world. >> went to the park. by the way, the rockettes, if look at this, look at my video. just took this. >> which is illegal. >> oh, it is? >> yes. >> well, watch it anyway. watch this. here we go, and -- >> they do this every year and it never gets old. >> then it went all crazy. >> yeah. >> wasn't that awesome? >> i love it. it never gets old. might have seen it 100 times. my niece, took her every year and then my kids, too, and all
anymore and then they start having kids. please, before i die, i'd like to see some grandchildren. >> every time you go it's different. >> it's different, but keeps elements that were completely -- >> yes. congratulations are in order for kathie lee gifford. how many followers do you have on twitter right now? >> i guess -- a million. thank you, everybody. >> where is the confetti! >> what does that mean, anyway? >> it means lots of people are paying attention to your tweets. so be careful. >> my friend kyle michael miller, who just left our show. he tweeted me and said, kathie, so proud of you. you did it without one nude picture. i would have lost followers if i'd done a nude picture. so, i want to hear about this wonderful story. we need a great story today. tell this one, hoda woman. >> so, we had to give a shoutout to this guy named jim ward, a repo man more than 20 years. his were job is repossess cars. had to repossess one day a 1998 buick. well, the owners were
so jim found out this couple was sinking deeper into debt and that was because they had to pay so much for their medications. they only had $30 left until their next social security check. but the kiplings understood jim had to do a job so he took the car. there they were without their car. so it really bugged jim a lot. >> i bet he sees everything, too, in his line of work, you know? probably seen the best and the worst. >> uh-huh. he decided to start a gofundme page, he wanted to raise $3,500 to pay off that car. not only did they raise that $3,500, they received $17,000 in donations from more than 400 people. so here's what jim did, jim repaired and detailed the buick, he delivered the cash -- >> please, stop. >> and a thanksgiving turkey to the kiplings. stan said it was like hitting the lottery and patti says there are very good people out there. >> there are. there are beautiful, wonderful people. >> ah, yeah. love that story.
i couldn't -- i couldn't -- well, i'd go broke. just be -- >> yeah. keep it and you have to pay for it. >> we've lost a good friend. i've known her many, many years. one of the first people you meet when you went out to hollywood. florence was everywhere. the love florence henderson passed away on thanksgiving day at the age of 82. she was a grateful woman. she was always like pinch me happy. i am in this world. i get to make my living this people. she was off -- a half-full type person. >> she did everything you can imagine in showbiz, including anchoring an hour of the "today" show. she was actually the original third hour host of the "today" show along with asha blake and jodi applegate. >> that's right. >> and they started it but she did so many wonderful things. most people -- i remember her from "the brady bunch." you really did learn life lessons. it was just so funny. you learned about things. your family -- >> you wanted her to be your mother.
host "the tonight show" with johnny carson. >> he took off one time. >> congratulations. anyway just so you know here, three days before her death. >> she was in the audience of "dancing." which shows you just how -- >> cheering on marcia. >> she didn't look ill. >> yeah. >> they said it was a fast illness, they thought she'd be in, come out, get over it, and she didn't, so -- >> wow. >> anyway, her manager told the "los angeles times" she had not en >> i'm going to do a quick favorite thing. you mentioned your awesome movie. dying to see "lion." can i tell you what it's the time of year for? >> what do you call these, hoda? >> these are called satsumas. i'm just going to tell you because i want someone to try them. zach, please, come forward. >> i'll try it, too. zach has never turned down anything. >> so true. >> just bite it and, please, do close-ups on each of their faces.
>> that's the emotional face you give when you eat? when i eat i show it! >> no. these are -- >> sugar sweet. it's that time of the year. if you can get them, they're a type of citrus. it's delicious, the time of the year. >> they're delicious. they're delicious. thank you, sweetheart. something new for "star wars" fans. we were talking turkey this weekend. hoda wants to eat hers. find out what had tinseltown talking in "today's buzz." >> and more, coming up right after this. >> aren't they good, though? they're sugar sweet. this is like the time of year for them. man's greatest wonders... selfies, cat videos and winking emojis. speaking of tech wonders, with the geico app you can get roadside assistance, digital id cards... or even file a claim. do that.. yeah, yeah that should work. it's not happening... just try again. uh, i think i found your problem. thanks. hmm... the award-winning geico app.
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if you were too busy watching football and shopping this weekend you probably missed all the juicy celebrity scoop. >> we are about to get y caught up today in "today's buzz." >> here with all the hot hollywood happenings. >> love that. >> special correspondent for imdb, dave karger. >> so much fun. >> working double time for us. >> a total blast and happy to be here with you. >> happy to have you here. >> talk "star wars," shall we? >> yes.
over the weekend. people are flipping out. the first time a stand-alone movie of "star wars," coming out the 16th of december, about three weeks away. the trailer came out. all new characters with the exception of darth vader who does make an appearance in this. i'm excited about the new droid you see in this trailer, and he really kind of reminds me of c3 po. that vibe. >> i was that for halloween once. >> yes, she was. >> people are going to be lining up for this and people are expecting about $130 million opening. >> how would this compare to the >> i don't think it's going to do the business of the last one because that was just mammoth and part of the overall main -- >> had harrison and it had carrie. >> but this is going to be huge. >> let's talk movies, the weekend box office. how did things do? >> "moana" came out thanksgiving weekend, the disney animated film. loved it so much. loved the music by lin-manuel miranda, oh, my god, a great female character, by the way, not looking for a man or boyfriend.
which is fabulous. and it made $81.1 million, if that number holds, the number two thanksgiving opening weekend of all time behind only "frozen," which made $93 million a few years ago. huge. "fantastic beast" also had a great weekend and made over over $150 million. the news unfortunately not all good, because warren beatty had his first movie in 15 years called "rules don't apply." i really liked. a great old hollywood -- >> l >> people didn't care. it made $2 million over the five-day weekend. >> in wide release? >> very disappointing. and i feel bad. i actually did an event with warren and annette, the academy appreciated the movie but the audiences did not. >> i saw him everywhere promoting that movie. >> he worked very hard for that and there's no rhyme or reason.
do -- you'd think an interest in seeing -- >> sad. because i want hollywood to make more movies like "rules don't apply" that are different and new. >> how about "allied"? i saw that yesterday. >> i really liked it. >> i did too. i didn't hear good things about it. my son is in the film world said, mom, you're going to like it. you really will. not a huge blockbuster, looking for an old-fashioned hollywood movie with some romance and some intrigue, can't go wrong with that. >> maybe part of that is because brad has not really been promoting it. >> true. >> selena gomez made news. >> she hadn't been in the spotlight. decided to take time off, deal with health -- panic attacks, anxiety, depression, side effects of lupus. came back on the amas and did her first instagram post. she's the most followed person on instagram in the world, by the way. did a post the last couple of days with a great picture of her and her fans talking about what a rough year it's been and she needed to take time off. i think people are happy to see her back in a good way. >> she handled it so well.
many times. young kids get into a situation like that. take a break. go back and get in tough with yourself. she's a deeply spiritual girl and you can see she's healing. >> when she made the speech at the amas, i was a fan before, but after watching that i thought that took courage. >> i have friends that work with her. she's got a great reputation. thanks. you can go bye-bye now. you're a sweetheart. come s u about to surprise our fan of the week. could be you, but maybe not. >> unlikely. then, never, ever have a bad hair day again. putting the best hair products to the test, coming up, right after this. ?? as soon as i became a parent i changed as a person, drastically. ?? i tried hard to quit smoking. ?? but when we brought our daughter home that was it. ?? now i have nicoderm cq.
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>> put you to the test with a trivia question. 15 seconds to guess and you'll win the grand prize. are you ready? >> yes. >> all right. >> here we go. since you love joy's recipes, here's the question, which are the following is not one of joy bauer's regular segments on our show. junk food to joy food, joy fit club or joy to the world? >> joy to the world! >> yes! you and your husband dan head to williamsburg, virginia, where you'll spend four days, three nights at wedmore ac forests. beautiful. >> it is gorgeous. also treated to a tour, wine tasting at williamsburg winery and you'll sail on the schooner "alliance" in new yorktown. you'll get admission to the revolutionary city and your choice of a spa treatment or round of golf. >> and enjoy dinner for two at
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whole blend honey treasures. hair mask. sounds like a delicious dessert. >> yes. >> smells like one, too. it's delicious. >> yeah. >> what do you do? >> our tester said this worked in her hair, left it softer and shinier than her $62 conditioner. >> what? >> wow. >> money speaks. >> for shiny, healthier looking hair. >> thank you for all you do. >> all right. all switch, do-si-do with you. >> what's here? beach babe soft wave sea salt spray. >> a before picture? >> yes. >> okay. >> jillian has awesome textured hair. >> nice, jillian. >> but when she spritzes in the texturizing spray it gets that beachy look. here she is -- >> it has salt in it, right? like saltwater? >> and smells like a vacation. right, jillian? >> like coconut. >> smells good. right? >> hmm. smells really good. you have keratin, don't put it in. has salt.
>> hair conditioned. >> step right down. there you go. what's your name, hon? >> jackie. >> jackie's here! >> dark and lovely. >> tell us about it. >> this you put in, you want to do it? >> yeah. >> look how great she looks and how much volume it will give your hair. >> dry it? >> use it on wet or dry hair. i prefer it on dry, because i wash my hair every day and i use it as a styling product, really. so either i use it before i my hair or i do it, like just right now when i need a refresher at the end of the day before i go out. >> love it. >> to give it a little umph at the end of the day. >> that oomph. >> what's jamie doing down here? >> jamie is using the first-ever alcohol-free hairspray by pantene. >> what? >> people love hairspray because of the holds but don't like the crunch. >> feel? >> no alcohol, no crunch. >> oh, my gosh. >> wow! >> beautiful hair. >> thank you. smells fabulous.
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this past september i was lucky enough to host a panel called "meet the culinary masters" with five amazing chefs at the greenwich wine and food festival. i asked them what would they make for me if i were to come to their house for dinner? >> guess what? all five of them are this week to make a special dish and kicking it off, marcus, owner of the new washington, d.c. restaurant -- >> both: marcus. >> opening in a week or so. >> yes! >> start with a cocktail. >> what's this? >> i grew up in sweden. a little bit of vodka. right? a yes-chef cocktail. pineapple vodka. >> hmm, nice. >> and no straw. check it. no straw. >> real men don't use straws. >> okay. what are you making? >> what we do, we do rub the eggplant with olive oil.
>> how about that? you saw that! no comment. >> highlight of my day so far. >> yeah. >> so here. my favorite dish. >> yeah. >> and a little bit of roasted eggplant with a halibut, halibut on the bone. i brought from the water, you know, in sweden. so i wanted to serve you fish. >> yes. >> but eggplant is super delicious and we're going to char this. rub it with olive oil. >> every time you said it. >> right. >> weird. broiler. feel that. it's soft. right? it's cooked. it's soft. >> squishy. >> and then put it in the blender. hoda, you can do that. >> what do you want me to do? >> put the garlic, jalapeno, put in olive oil and then put this machine on. can you do that? >> yes, i can. i would like to. on. >> perfect. you can cook! >> hodie is cooking. >> we've got it. >> that's all? >> turning into puree and then add in a little bit of spinach.
we have spinach with our beautiful puree. >> eggplant puree. >> this could be a hummus dip, use for chicken. use it with fish. >> you're adding the spinach to it? >> absolutely. we're going to do that. look at that, you little star chef. come on, come on! >> okay. >> so marc murphy. >> marc murphy is coming. >> alex. >> and michele nischan. >> yes, and evelyn. >> look how you just flip it like that. >> exactly. i should be able to do that. >> you cook it up like that. >> yes. >> that's chef 101. isn't it? >> boom! and halibut on the bone. >> looks so good! >> if people don't like fish, one way to do it. we're going to do a little glaze. olive oil and a little bit of sweet soy. garlic and dill. just put that in. >> garlic and dill. >> kind of glaze that on top of the halibut. this is going to caramelize. that's how you get that
>> yeah. >> this is the type of food that i grew up with in sweden. very simple, on the bone, boom. just kind of cook it, with a little bit of butter. >> both sides, do you? >> yeah. normally start with some olive oil and add in the butter and baste it. >> can i glaze that side? >> glaze. come on. go ahead. >> how many on each side, sweetie? >> i would say two teaspoons on each side. >> how long do you cook it? >> four minutes each side. >> four minutes. >> because we cook it on the bone, right, it's going -- the fish is going to stay juicier and taste. >> oh, my gosh. falls right off the fork. >> come on. >> get outta town! >> not you, marcus. >> got to get involved. >> and -- >> yes! >> wait, wait. >> wait a minute! >> wait a minute. >> ooh. just right. >> how good is this? >> there you go. and then you have the eggplant underneath. right? >> it's crazy good. >> it's crazy good. >> hold on. >> healthy! >> a perfect dish and not that complicated. >> you're going to have it --
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most amazing things. >> that's what "it's amazing out there" is and what it means to you mentally and the memories you take away from that weather and how that absolutely affects our lives, our day-to-day. what's in our stores, what are we going to wear, what are we going to eat, what is everything going to cost? to me all those interactions. the weather has real influences on. that's why "it's amazing out there." >> what it means for me is it lets the world know what's happening at the weather channel. >> i think what makes the weathech meteorologists. we know what is going on with the weather and that makes a tremendous difference. >> somebody just walks up to you in the field and says, thanks for being there. we're so glad that you were here to take us through it. >> we have a charge, we have a responsibility. we have a drive to provide information to people to help them, help their communities, help their families stay safe. it matters so much. >> when you start linking the
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>> weird. >> what you want to do, take surveys at home on your couch while you're drinking wine or watching tv or whatever you're doing at night. swagbox.com is great website, app to go to. take surveys, watch videos, shop online doing cyber monday shopping. >> they want your feedback? >> you get points. and then you trade those points in for gift cards. >> oh. >> cash, turns out to be buying power. >> right. ye getting out of debt, the only way we had money to use for christmas, i got $550 to spend for christmas that year. >> a blessing. >> inboxdollars.com. >> great. >> wonderful. >> wow. >> this is exciting. a neck tie? >> a neck tie. >> okay. >> this is mystery shopping. okay? you can be a mystery shopper this time of year and make money right now. so there's a great app called the field agent app.
notification, there's a shop to be had through the app. go take ten pictures of this display and make $4. >> wait. they tell you where to go? you take pictures? >> tell you where to go, what to do, take pictures. also sign up for northforkresearch. on my website i have a websites to go to that are legit ways to do mystery shopping to make money right now. right this minute. it's fun, too. >> oops! >> the ladies fell over. they were fighting each other before we came out. >> veronica? >> this is becoming a toy tester. >> yes. >> lots of companies want your opinion for toys. she wasn't staying up earlier today. they kept on tackling each other. how appropriate, i thought. toy testers, step 2, mega black fridays, mattel, imagination station,
>> they want your kids to test them? >> they want your kids to test them. test them and package them back up and -- >> wow! pretty good. >> yeah. >> and -- >> gift cards. do you have any, like, little gift cards laying around? >> yes. >> that you don't use. >> what do you do with them? >> this is like a $1 gift card laying around. you can take the gift cards that you have maybe that you don't want to use, store you don't like, trade them in for cash at websites like money and use that cash to buy christmas presents. >> what if they're expired? >> if they're expired -- >> no. >> expired gift cards? >> a way of -- >> we can do it. what's this? >> catalogs. sign up for catalogs this time of year. great coupons for $10 off $10 purchases. get free stuff all the time. sign up for the catalogs. you can easily find them -- >> what is under here? >> oh! drugs. good. >> this one. okay, so, a lot of stores give
store. you want to switch prescriptions from one drugstore to another, you get a $20 gift card. they want your business. you switch your stuff, get free money just for that. >> wow! >> last, not least, become a -- >> cranberries! >> become an amazon reviewer. this product is a baggy stand just as an example. amazon has a secret program called the vine program. >> not a secret anymore. >> it's not. invite-only program. if you give a lot of -- buy a lot of things at amazon and write those reviews, they invite you to be a part of this program and give you free stuff all the time. >> test out their things? >> exactly. >> fantastic! >> all great things. way to go. >> thank you. what is hiding behind the curtain this year? >> we're kicking off a special time of year with a favorite, a kid favorite, but first, this is "today" on nbc. >> what is it? donnadorable?
how excited are we? kicking off our 23rd annual toy drive, spreading holiday cheer and giving to kids country. so far we've collected 2.5 million toys for kids this year. >> just started! over the past two decades we've collected over $430 million worth of gifts and today we are giving a generous donation from -- drum roll, please -- >> both: hess toy trucks. >> general manager, there he is, justin, how are you? you're back. >> i'm back. >> so glad. >> this is a big treat for everybody every year. >> yeah.
of that tradition and something we've been doing for decades. >> always been the hess family way about doing everything, too. very generous people. >> yes, thank you. we always donate thousands of trucks every year and we're happy to do it again this year. >> this guy saddle new. isn't he? >> two for the price of one. >> yes. we have our s-toy truck and dragster which is really cool with lights and sounds and a wheelie >> showed us the other day on the air, yes. >> how many are you giving? >> 5,000 this year. >> fantastic. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> enjoy. fun to see kids play. >> with old-fashioned toys. >> thanks so much. >> thank you again. starting this thursday, celebrity elves collecting toys in the plaza. come down in person or donate on amazon.com/ed it, details go to our website, hodaandkathielee.com. >> well done, hoda. tomorrow from the new "gilmore girls," lauren graham and kelly bishop. >> and adam rich stops by with something good for supper. >> and jill is back with more
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