TODAY | October 28, 2013
>>> oh, indeed. it is fun day monday. october 28th . kathie lee is out. guess who is here? jenna bush hager . you're sitting here, your phone dinged or buzzed.
>> it buzzed.
>> and what --
>> well, my mother who is watching wrote me this. just breathe, take deep breaths and go into zen mode like dad did before the debate. [ laughter ]
>> all right. mom, for you, i'm going to do a yoga breath.
>> this is so much fun. you were busy this week. i tried to call you, we were talking about the show.
>> we were both at best friends ' right? i was at my best friend 's wedding she was the most lovely bride. was? she is. it was so much fun. we were in san antonio . look at how lovely she is. that's her husband, harry from new zealand. that's my husband.
>> you two know how to cut the rug?
>> oh, my gosh.
>> why are their ties off?
>> it's the late night tour. henry does this dirty dancing move where he picks people up.
>> he does that?
>> mia weighs about four pounds, picked her up. my friend, six pounds i'm sprinting towards him and he's ahh -- honey, that's really rude, i'm married to you. my sister and i have a bucking bronco where i ride her across the floor like a horse.
>> do you still?
>> are we too old?
>> how about you?
>> i had a great weekend. i went to new orleans. like we said. we called you. karen, my best friend loves jenna. we at alled you. anyway, we had a great time. i spoke at a conference. a whole bunch of college kids . god knows why they watch our show. they do. then i went to my old television station . look at me, i'm the idiot in the back. i photo-bombed the news desk.
>> what are they thinking?
>> carl --
>> that's me. i'm the weird one. i'm like a jack in the box .
>> did carl know?
>> carl knew. that's karen.
>>> halloween's knocking on the door.
>> your little mila, how old is she?
>> she's 6 months. i don't care about my costume. but the baby costume --
>> we ordered the costume. my husband doesn't want me to spend more than $15, $20. there it is. that is the before. there's the after. she freaked off. once it's off, she's like hallelujah, mom. in her mouth --
>> what was that?
>> it was a lion. it was in her mouth. it was all up her nose. i had to get that squeezy thing and get it out. i'm a cat person, you all know that. when she didn't like her lion costume, we sent it back. we sent it back. we have a couple other things coming in the mail.
>> you've been a mom obviously for six months. you like it. what is it like? this morning, you woke up you what's it like for you?
>> it's the best thing in the entire world. just to be with that sweet little -- how cow not love those cheeks. but also, she's cool.
>> she already has a personality.
>> everybody except my mom probably thinks that. look at that. she's the sunniest --
>> i've got to tell you, before i knew you, before i knew you --
>> you were scared of me?
>> i was scared of you. i remember covering the news. every now and then, we'd put up a picture of you. you would pop up in our newscast. for some reason, i distinctly remember this one. welcome to the show -- you know why i love that picture, you're like the prince harry of your family. you're like the wild one.
>> everybody has one black sheep , right? honestly, i was trying to make my dad laugh. and believe don't believe it. my sister has a stuffed animal she's had for 32 years. we were playing with it. i said, dad, watch this, my dad said, that's going to end up on the front page , you watch. it's going to end up in the front page . i was doing the elliptical about to do a speech, i'm great, helping my dad out, there --
>> there was the one.
>> it was humiliating, of course. luckily, they have a sense of humor.
>> it's halloween. they did a survey, you guys on the most popular candy. no surprise, jenna or myself, that reese's are the number one candy.
>> who created chocolate and peanut butter ?
>> that's a genius move. number two, m&ms, three snickers, kit-kat. my least favorite --
>> three musketeers?
>> they're mushy and there's nougat inside.
>> my least favorite is almond joy .
>> you don't like coconut?
>> i like coconut cake. but chocolate and almond, no thank you.
>> you trick or treat for mila, what's that like?
>> first of all, these 6 months, they won't be having candy. we're going trick or treat , but i'm sure people are going to say, what's the president doing here?
>> an interesting costume. we got this on the half price rack.
>> what do you get asked the most about your dad, your family?
>> everybody always says, what's it like living in the white house . then i wrote they really -- it catches them off guard. it's like, oh, i thought we caught up with you. you never lived there. but then, of course, the oatmeal.
>> what? the.
>> the oatmeal at the white house . what do you mean why?
>> the food?
>> the food. the oatmeal in particular.
>> there is a law. a nationwide law. pennsylvania touched on it that it is illegal to touch a woman's belly without her permission.
>> while she's pregnant. don't touch my stomach right now that should be illegal.
>> i think there's a thing where people feel -- i bet they did it to you, they walked up and put their hand --
>> it's a rite of passage . what pregnant woman was not touched. it was sweet. i didn't love when they were too high up or too low down.
>> oh, gosh.
>> okay. but it's sweet. sorry, mom, she just said enough.
>> well, speaking of babies, the prince, the new prince has a new baby. we can't get enough of these photos. this was from the christening, you guys. we saw one with that long gown which is beautiful. you can even believe --
>> you can believe her. look how lovely and elegant she.
>> she was playing volleyball, did you see her. she had on wedges. her stomach was flat as a board.
>> i had a baby a few months before she did. looking at pictures like that makes me cry.
>> do you feel when people have a baby around you --
>> it makes you feel a little bad . the thing is, i got an extra couple pounds. you eat it or drink it off.
>> you suggested these margaritas. i wasn't for it.
>> you said the tequila shot --
>> i said that, i said, we should have that at 9:30. you said your mom would be mad.
>> i said i might throw up a little bit in my mouth.
>> speaking of that, miley cyrus is back on the cover. she's speaking a lot. she made grammy statements that i'm literally the one everybody is talking about. she calls herself the underdog. it's almost like i'm like punk rock . society wants to shut me down.
>> i have to say i did dance to this song this weekend. we're talking about her right now.
>> and i do like her music a lot.
>> i like this to dance to.
>> do you like dancing? how do you dance?
>> like that.
>> she did say on her breakup with liam hemsworth, this is the best time of my life . she did say this is the best time of my life .
>> the truth is what girl is going to say i just got dumped. she looks great. she's very thin. a great body. dancing, singing. i don't know, i would personally want to wear a couple more clothes or want my child to wear more clothes and put the foam finger away or the tongue back in the mouth.
>> well, miley the next madonna. when you act strange , you have to keep up with the game. like what do you do? how much weirder do you get?
>> i think people like people who are like themselves. if you have to be people that have to be themselves, you can't be the next anything. madonna was the first.
>> you're right. oprah was the first. favorite things, girl. what did you bring? show me!
>> oh, yeah. these are the most precious foots from anderson bean company in mercedes, texas . they're $35. what texas girl -- every texas girl needs a pair. every american girls need a pair of those.
>> these are only 35 bucks, that's a deal.
>> aren't they cute?
>> i love them. mine is -- i was in new orleans, had a great time, there was a restaurant calls cochon --
>> been there. it's sick!
>> food is crazy. they had fried spare ribs . i thought i don't know if i'm going to like them. fried spare ribs and mint jelly. sounds not great.
>> i spent a new year's dinner there at cochon.
>> that's how say it --
>> you say cochoon?
>> you liked it --
>> oh, my gosh.