TODAY | December 11, 2012
>>> with "today's" professionals, star jones , donny deutsch and dr. nancy snyderman join us. the deejays from australia, guy and a girl, who call the the hospital where the duchess of cambridge was being treated for morning sickness . a phony phone call , if you will. they get through to a nurse who was treating the duchess and they record it. we all know what happened, that nurse was found dead. we don't know the cause of death but there are reports that it may have been a suicide. what's your take on this?
>> i don't know what was going on in the nurse's life, if this was just one more thing? i feel very bad for the deejays, i must say.
>> you know, these pranks have been going on for many, many years, as you know. and i think i've even been the subject of one of them. it bothers me a little bit, though, that all the weight of the world is falling on these deejays at this point. their show has been canceled. they're crying in interviews. they have lost their job. it was a prank gone bad.
>> did the radio company do the wrong thing or right thing in canceling that show, donnie ?
>> they had to cancel it. look, these deejays are not criminals. i don't feel bad for them. i feel bad for the family of the nurse. they had no choice but to cancel the show, period.
>> i'm not even sure it was the nurse that gave out the information.
>> it wasn't. it was the nurse that took the phone call .
>> it's got to go away.
>> we all laughed at some of these pranks in the past.
>> if you prank somebody with emotional problems, this is what could end up.
>> we've had talk shows in the past where people have killed themselves. this is just a bad story that happens. sometimes stuff happens terribly. pranks are part of life. they're part of the office place. they're not going to change.
>> donnie 's right.
>> let's move on. is it okay to outsource your chores during the holiday season ? we're all stressed. holidays are supposed to be a fun time. they also can cause stress. can you go to craigslist and other places, hire someone to do just about anything, fill out your christmas cards , buy your christmas tree , pick out your gifts for your friends and family members. does this cross some kind of sacred holiday line?
>> i focus on, honestly, the religion part of it. i really and truly do. i can't outsource that part of it. i can send you to get my tree.
>> i don't like the religion part. i think --
>> that's the only reason for me to have the holiday, quite frankly.
>> i don't like the religion part. that's what makes the holiday so stressful.
>> we wouldn't have the holiday if it wasn't for the religion part.
>> green trees and snow and everyone's happy.
>> i'll tell you one thing i have a problem with, people judging how --
>> i just keep hearing in my head jeeven is the reason for the season and you don't like the religious part. okay.
>> i have trouble people deciding too much shopping on the holidays. what's wrong with outsourced? it doesn't take away from the holidays.
>> does it still count if you point and click and --
>> does it count if you send someone flowers and you had your assistant do it?
>> is there a line you wouldn't cross when it comes to hiring someone else --
>> i say decorate your own tree, make your own dinner. i do.
>> you should do your own carolling.
>> make your own fruitcake.
>> i am.
>> hold your vote for psy as person of the year, at least in this country. before he sported the gangnam style he apparently was supporting a rather anti-american stance. in one song he is saying kill those blanking yankees in response to the u.s. war in iraq. in 2002 he smashed an american tank model to support those on the korean peninsula . he has apologized. what do you think of this?
>> it sound like a heartfelt apology. however had i been the charity's coordinator, i would have --
>> explain what you mean.
>> there's a charity in washington that the president and first family attended. i probably would have asked him not to come this year.
>> but how little background people do when they hire someone. he is the hot thing right now. they hired him, thought it would be a good thing. you are a different person in your 20s than you are in your 30s.
>> that's what he says in his apology, it was a different time.
>> but if you're the president of the united states , you don't need this.
>> does it impact the psy craze in this family or was his 15 minutes almost up anyway?
>> i think it's it.
>> his 15 minutes were almost up anyway.
>> unless he has another dance up his sleeve, we're almost done.
>> donnie , it is no longera okay to dry your underwear in your front yard on a clothesline in this town. banning clotheslines from front yards and near property lines on the sides of properties. this is now law.
>> for people around the country not familiar with great neck it's a very affluent suburb. i've never seen a clothesline out there, number one. had i i, i think that's constitutional infringement.
>> what does a town have a right to do in terms of restricting your ability to dry your stuff in public?
>> if they legally -- if they have some ordinances and it relates to decor, there have been situations where villages have paint stipulations. my mother would say these are high-class problems.
>> we don't have people with clotheslines in their backyard.
>> you can do backyard.
>> that's my point. i've never seen people hang clothing in their front yard . backyard, that happens all across america.
>> all throughout the south there are clothing lines, front yard , backyard.
>> up on cement block .
>> sometimes you have to recognize that we don't just live in new york and california.
>> i agree.
>> thousand dollar fine or 15 days in jail or both if you do this. and apparently a future target of the trustees and mayor there may be -- may be living room couches on front porches.
>> this country is going to heck in a hand basket.
>> that bothers me.
>> star, donnie , dr. nancy, headline of the morning. i'm not in favor of the whole religion thing.