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Tips to Stay Cool: Hydration is Key; Interview with Rob Lowe; And the Nominees Are...

Aired July 18, 2013 - 08:30   ET


CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everybody, it is Thursday, July 18th. I'm Chris Cuomo.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Good morning, everyone. I'm Kate Bolduan. Let's get to our news anchor Michaela Pereira for the five things you need to know for your NEW DAY.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN HOST: I'd like Chris to pay attention to Dr. Sanjay Gupta, to number one, folks, try to stay cool.

It is hot out there. You shouldn't work out outside; the Eastern half of the U.S. is going to sweat it out again today, feeling and dealing with heat that feels like it's 100 degrees plus.

Trayvon Martin's parents speaking out about the George Zimmerman verdict; his father, Tracy Martin, telling NBC he doesn't understand how the jury let the killer of an unarmed child go free.

The former head of the Air Force Sex Assault Prevention Unit goes on trial this morning on a sexual battery charge. Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krzinsky (ph) is accused of groping a woman in a parking lot near the Pentagon.

Today, Nelson Mandela, the former South African president, turns 95. He has been in critical condition with a lung infection; but however, doctors say today that his condition is steadily improving.

And at number five, the British Open begins in Scotland, Tiger Woods the favorite. He's looking to win his 15th career major and his first since 2008.

You know, we're always updating the five things to know. So go to for the very latest.

Did you pay attention to number one, Mr. Cuomo?

CUOMO: I did, Michaela. And that's why I was aghast and disgusted and dismayed when Sanjay Gupta told me I had to go outside.


PEREIRA: -- force Chris to do anything.

CUOMO: Yes, that's right. No, listen. People are going to have to exercise when it's hot outside and that's why we asked Sanjay Gupta to ask us the right way, the smart way to do it. And he is here with us right now.

It's great to have you.

DR. SANJAY GUPTA, CHIEF MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT: Great to be here. You know, one of the -- we both recovered.


CUOMO: -- between us now.


GUPTA: Here and there, now and then, there's a giant among men. Chris Cuomo is one of those giants.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Jump on (inaudible).



CUOMO: Three hundred five, 306 --


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: -- 110 pushups, I think. How are you doing (inaudible)?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: All right, man.

GUPTA: First thing I want to do is actually take your body temperature.

You feeling good right now?

CUOMO: Yes, I feel all right. Why?

GUPTA: You sure?

CUOMO: Yes, why?

GUPTA: It looks good. It looks good. Doctors do that.


CUOMO: Appreciate it.


GUPTA: All right. Let's do some push-ups.

CUOMO: Is it OK if I go all the way down?



GUPTA: Are you (inaudible)?

CUOMO: No, I'm good.

GUPTA: (Inaudible).

Here's a pop quiz for you.

Guess how much do you weigh?

CUOMO: About 215.

GUPTA: Do you have any idea how much water you should be drinking in a day?

CUOMO: Eight glasses.

GUPTA: What they say is that take your weight, divide it in half. That's the number of ounces of water you should drink throughout the day.

CUOMO: All right. So like just less than 110.

GUPTA: Brought you some water for a workout. Keep in mind, you want to sip this, though, as opposed to chug it down.

CUOMO: Don't chug, take it with you when you run.

GUPTA: Got it.

CUOMO: Even I can remember that.

GUPTA: Cheers.

CUOMO: Hey. Thank you very much.


GUPTA: Just take a second, kind of count to 10 and measure your heart rate.

CUOMO: (Inaudible) look at my watch and do this.

Tell me when.



What did you get?

CUOMO: Twenty-two.

GUPTA: (Inaudible). CUOMO: (Inaudible).


GUPTA: Your heart rate is 88, though. That was 15 seconds, multiply that times four, 88 beats per minute. That's actually pretty good.

Here's something, a little tidbit, for every increase of 1 degree Celsius of your body temperature, you're going to increase your heart rate by about 30 beats.

So even if you can't take your temperature, you can check your heart rate and get an idea of how you're doing in terms of your body temperature.

You feel thirsty at all right now?

CUOMO: Maybe a little dry mouth.

GUPTA: A little bit thirsty -- and they always say that if you are feeling thirsty, you may be already a little bit behind in terms of your drinking.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I can't keep up. You're going too fast.


GUPTA: Time for the moment of truth. Wow. Exactly three degrees higher than it was.

CUOMO: Thank you very much, Doc. I couldn't have done it without you.

GUPTA: (Inaudible).


BOLDUAN: I mean, does your back hurt?

GUPTA: The MRI turned out fine, just so you know?

PEREIRA: Can we point out something that is important to note? You are not a short man. This man is just a gigantor. He's a massive human being.

You are.

GUPTA: 6'2", 6'3", 215 pounds.

A good workout for you, though, right, Chris?

CUOMO: Oh, yes.

BOLDUAN: What did you learn? CUOMO: That, first, you don't work out with Sanjay, rule number one; that you have to be careful when you're out there. The heat gets you. It can be a little sneaky and too many people go into it unprepared.

GUPTA: You have to acclimate ahead of time. And we were talking about this. You really have to start hydrating almost the day before for this sort of thing. People think, I'm going to have a few glasses of water before a workout.

Even without the heat, you got to start -- you got to plan beforehand. People walk around in this country chronically dehydrated. And so then they say, oh, I need to take some electrolytes. Just if you're getting enough water ahead of time -- and, again, 110 ounces for Chris on a normal day, another five to seven ounces every 15 to 20 minutes while you're exercising, very important.

BOLDUAN: Hit the treadmill inside, indoors where there's air conditioning if you can, right? I mean, that's the best (inaudible).

GUPTA: Certainly between 10:00 and 4:00. Those are going to be the hottest times of the day, but there's a lot of people still want to be outside. We were out there early in the morning to avoid some of the really -- the worst part of the day, but if you do it, you have to be prepared. And within 15 minutes, you can raise your body temperature five degrees. And then you're starting to talk about heat exhaustion and heat stroke, 15 minutes of exercise. So --

BOLDUAN: It happens faster (inaudible).

CUOMO: I was feeling -- and people kept stopping us when we were jogging, asking me if I was OK and asking Sanjay for autographs.


GUPTA: Hang on, I'm treating Chris Cuomo.

BOLDUAN: Do you even know how to sweat?

GUPTA: I was sweating.

BOLDUAN: You were?

GUPTA: I was sweating. Yes, you know, that's the body's cooling mechanism. It's good.

CUOMO: He was sweating. More worried about what was going to happen to me.

GUPTA: And I felt that sweaty body on my back.


BOLDUAN: And that's where it (inaudible).


CUOMO: It was the highlight for me.

Sanjay, thank you so much. I appreciate it.

As you all know, you get to watch Sanjay every weekend. "SANJAY GUPTA M.D." airs weekends right here on CNN Saturday 4:30 Eastern, Sunday at 7:30 Eastern time. Thanks so much to the doc. It's great to have him.

BOLDUAN: As we drink our water.

CUOMO: From bad stuff for me to good stuff for all of us, today's edition, reuniting with a long lost love. Check out this classic --


CUOMO: -- '72 Ford Mustang -- it's not a Pontiac, but it's nice, Mach 1, used to belong to Rick Luckbill (ph). It was his first car. But about 24 years ago, Rick had to sell it, but he never forgot it. You never do, right? We never do. He's been looking for it ever since. Well, guess what, try as he might, he couldn't find the car, but his son did.


RICK LUCKBILL'S (PH) SON: This car was his first car purchased in 1972. And he had to part ways with it 24 years ago. And just a few short weeks ago I was able to locate the car in Florida.

BOLDUAN: Oh, my God. (Inaudible).

Oh, my God.

BOLDUAN: Look at his face.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What's the matter?


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE (voice-over): I think that is one of the coolest things.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Look at him running.

CUOMO (voice-over): There it is. He didn't know what to say, he didn't know what to think, but he knew the sound. You know the sound of the engine of your car like you know the sound of your child's voice. He ran down and convinced its current owner to sell it back. His son made a plea to the guy. He didn't want to get rid of the car, either.

The first ride Rick (ph) took in the car after all that time, he took his wife around the block for the first time in a quarter century.

BOLDUAN: Twenty-four years later.

BOLDUAN: That's so sweet. CUOMO: You know, they're not just cars. They're a big piece of his life, they're a piece of a bond that he had with his girl, you know, now his wife and his son to do that for a father...

BOLDUAN: That is something special.

And you're a car guy. That one really got to you.

BOLDUAN: Clearly.

CUOMO: That was really beautiful stuff.

What do you think, Doc?


GUPTA: The car gives you that piece of nostalgia. It takes you back.

BOLDUAN: (Inaudible)? Do you remember your first car?

GUPTA: Yes, it was a Ford Grenada. Not nearly as sexy as (inaudible).


CUOMO: A chink in the armor.

BOLDUAN: Sanjay's like I don't want that one back.


CUOMO: Anyway, that was great.

Hey, thank you for sending us that story about the good stuff that happened for that family. Let us know others so we can keep telling you news that is good. OK? Tweet us or go to Facebook and use the #newday.

BOLDUAN: All right, all right. Coming up next on NEW DAY, a visit from a very big star. Even bigger than Chris Cuomo. Is it possible? And it's not Sanjay, it's Rob Lowe. He is going to be here and has a lot to say.

PEREIRA: (Inaudible).



BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY, everyone. From the Brat Pack to the popular sitcom "Parks and Rec," to playing a doctor who performed plastic surgery on Matt Damon.

Actor Rob Lowe has had a very wide ranging career and now he is partnering with Dawn, the dishwashing brand, to narrate a documentary series called "The Big Picture." And the one and only Rob Lowe is joining us now to talk about all of this.

Hey, there. How are you?


BOLDUAN: You have a lot going on, also. You have got "Parks and Rec," huge hit. You just had "Behind the Candelabra."

LOWE: The "Behind the Candelabra" I think I'm never going to live that one down I mean that character has sort of like lived on in infamy already. And -- but it's great because I loved working with Matt and I love working with Michael and it ends up being the biggest movie HBO has ever done.

PEREIRA: So working with them in totally different way and quite a story to tell you must have enjoyed it. It must have also been hard to kind of keep a straight face sometimes. No pun intended or pun intended.

LOWE: Well I was a plastic surgeon.

BOLDUAN: That hair is great.

LOWE: Yes I basically couldn't move my face. So it was easy for me to keep a straight face. It was physically impossible to have otherwise. But Matt Damon and I would look at each other every day on the set of this and go, "Dude, what happened to us?"

BOLDUAN: Where did we get --

LOWE: Where -- how did it end up like this for both of us? But the response has been just -- I mean it's just unbelievable to this movie.

PEREIRA: This campaign that you're working on with Dawn, you sound really excited about it?

LOWE: I am well -- well "Dawn Save Wildlife" is a 40-year commitment to wildlife rescue. And I love the water.


LOWE: I'm a water man, I'm a surfer, I'm a fisherman and so rescuing animals from the water is a big deal for me. So 40 years Dawn has been doing this with national -- International Bird Rescue and Marine Mammal Center and we have a documentary, you can go to -- seven-part. It celebrates the heroes that work in the trenches every day to rescue animals.

BOLDUAN: I think we have a little clip of the documentary. Let's take a look.


(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm a very lucky person to get to be here at International Bird Rescue, trying to help things that can't really help themselves. And it helps you appreciate little things that you forget in life. And that you can make a difference.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: If little tiny things are done, it does make a big difference. To properly dispose of motor oil, taking it to a place that recycles makes a big difference.

LOWE: We can all do little things that make a big difference in saving wild life.


CUOMO: It really hits home when you have tragedy also I remember covering the spill.

LOWE: Right.

CUOMO: The most recent the BP spill and all the animals that needed to be rescued and I remember the first time I heard that they would use something like Dawn.

PEREIRA: I know.

CUOMO: To clean, I was like, that can't work and then when you go to the center and that's exactly what they're using.

LOWE: It is exactly what they're doing which I -- I wasn't aware of until I was approached by the gang that does this every single day. But when you think about it makes sense you know because it's rough enough to get rid of the grease, but it's delicate enough that doesn't hurt the delicate feathers of the bird. So it's a great use of a cool thing.

BOLDUAN: One story we have been talking about a lot this week the death of a really young, fabulous star with such a future Cory Monteith. I mean he was -- he's been really open about his struggle with addiction.


CUOMO: And his road to recovery. You also have been really open about it.

LOWE: Yes.

BOLDUAN: And how you got through it. How difficult is it not only to deal with your own recovery but to do it under the glare of the spotlight.

LOWE: Well look it's -- it's hard, it can be hard for -- for anyone. In my experience and I'm 23 years sober --

PEREIRA: Congratulations.

LOWE: You know but all I have is today, right?

PEREIRA: Absolutely right.

LOWE: And it's changed my life. Everything good I've ever gotten in my life is because I made that choice. You know it's very simple to do, but it's not easy.

CUOMO: We think it's the party life. We think it's the enjoyment of the drugs, but almost every time you look at one of these stories, the drugs are a symptom of a pain. They're self-medicating.

LOWE: Yes.

CUOMO: There is something else going on.

LOWE: People always say, well they're so famous. They have -- they're at the top of their lives, why now? Well, that's exactly why now. That's exactly why. Because you want the great relationship, you want the great job. You want it all and then if you're blessed enough to get it, you're still the same person. It doesn't fix you.

BOLDUAN: That's amazing.

YOU were one of "People's" most -- 50 most beautiful people correct?

CUOMO: He was all 50.

LOWE: I think I might have been -- I think I'm in mid-50 with an asterisk.

BOLDUAN: You were a sympathy vote.

LOWE: Hovering.

BOLDUAN: Someone else was also on that list.

CUOMO: This is untrue.

BOLDUAN: So have it out gentlemen. Have it out.

LOWE: Tell who is higher on the list. Tell me.

BOLDUAN: You're making me do this. You're the man that I would love to be with. This is the man I'm with every day.

LOWE: No I don't.

CUOMO: Because I'm afraid you're going to beat on my own show.

BOLDUAN: I think this has come down to violence. He always goes to violence.

PEREIRA: You're going to settle this with an arm wrestling or something.

CUOMO: I can't -- I cannot have a man who is that attractive and beat me down on my own show. It is violation of man law.

BOLDUAN: Before this gets messy -- I don't know how you can top it because we're about to see a brawl and it's going to be great. Rob Lowe, great to meet you. Good luck with everything especially with the Dawn project. It's really fabulous.

LOWE: Thank you. I appreciate it. Thank you.

CUOMO: And I love that you represent everything that's the best about the business and you just keep going. Thank you for coming on the show.

BOLDUAN: Now begins the arm wrestling.

LOWE: Thank you.

BOLDUAN: Coming up next on NEW DAY is your favorite show on the list? The Emmy nominations just announced. We're going to tell you who is up for the honors, coming up next.


BOLDUAN: Right, breaking the mold.

CUOMO: Right "House of Cards" I've got to tell you I've watched the whole series. And they're really good. This is really good. I know.


BOLDUAN: Welcome back to NEW DAY everyone.

Just moments ago the primetime Emmy Awards were announced via the nominations in Las Vegas by actors Aaron Paul and Neil Patrick Harris. So who is up for the big honors and who got snubbed. That's where Nischelle Turner is. She comes herself from Las Vegas. Hi Nischelle.


BOLDUAN: Good morning, good morning. So lots of categories. Everyone really is wondering who is up and who is down.


BOLDUAN: Where do you want to start with best drama?

TURNER: Yes let's start with best drama we don't have a lot of time so I want to give you guys the news because this just happened. So, big nominations this morning, best drama. Let's run them down "Breaking Bad," nominated, "Downton Abbey", "Game of Throne", "Homeland", "House of Cards" which is a big one.

CUOMO: "House of Cards".

TURNER: I'm going to talk about that in just a second.

CUOMO: Terrific.

TURNER: And "Mad Men" also. A big snub in that category, though this year guys, no "Boardwalk Empire." That has definitely been a critic and fan favorite.

PEREIRA: I love that show.

TURNER: Exactly.


TURNER: Let's move on to the best comedy category as well ok. In this category we have "30 Rock", "The Big Bang Theory" "Girls". Yes exactly "Modern Family", "Veep" and also "Louie" which is starring Louie C.K.

So a lot of good ones in that category as well.

And now let's get to the acting categories because, of course, this is what we want to know, did you favorite actor/actress get nominated. So in the drama category for best actor we have Hugh Bonneville for "Downton Abbey" which is a big achievement for him; Bryan Cranston from "Breaking Bad"; Jeff Daniels for "The Newsroom"; John Hamm for "Mad Men"; Damian Lewis for "Homeland"; and Kevin Spacey for "House of Cards".

BOLDUAN: Oh really?

TURNER: Now in this category -- exactly. Another snub in this category, Steve Buschemi did not get nominated. He has always been a staple in this category, again, "Boardwalk Empire".

In the actress/drama category, we'll move on to that. Connie Britton got a nomination for "Nashville" -- I adore that lady; Clair Danes for "Homeland" who won last year and she's been a stable in this category, so good; Michelle Dockery for "Downton Abbey"; Vera Farmiga for "Bates Motel" who is new to this category; Elizabeth Moss for "Mad Men"; Kerry Washington for "Scandal", it's her first nomination, a lot of people were looking for that; and Robin Wright for "House of Cards".

In this category as well, another snub, no Juliana Margulies who has been a staple in this category for "The Good Wife". Yes, so those are some of the big ones.

One other one I want to mention to you guys. John Cryer who won for best actor in a comedy last year, no nomination for "Two and a Half Men" this year. Looks like that he was replaced in this category by Jason Bateman for "Arrested Development".

And that led me to the whole Netflix deal. Netflix actually got 14 nominations this morning. This is really big because this is a first time a series that's not designed for broadcast television has really made a big splash. Look for that at the Emmys this year.

I hope I got all of that out.

BOLDUAN: You did.

TURNER: By the way, can I just say before I send it back to you guys, "American Horror Story" leads the pack with 17 nominations and HBO, gangbusters this morning -- 108 nominations.



CUOMO: Welcome to the future.

BOLDUAN: Welcome to the future.

TURNER: Exactly.

PEREIRA: The Netflix story is a great story how it's not on broadcast TV.

TURNER: It really is. It really is -- we'll talk more about that coming up.

CUOMO: We'll discuss it in the break.

BOLDUAN: Thanks Nischelle. We'll be right back.

CUOMO: We'll be back.


CUOMO: Thanks for watching NEW DAY today everybody. From Michaela, Kate and I, always a pleasure; see you again tomorrow morning.

Our Emmy nomination pick, Carol Costello, "CNN NEWSROOM", the best every day at 9:00.

PEREIRA: Hands down.

CUOMO: Carol

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: That is so sweet. It made my day. Thanks. Have a great day.

BOLDUAN: Bye, Carol.