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TODAY's Takeaway: Gracie Gold's 'on top of the world,' Tamron loves The Boss

Jan. 14, 2014 at 3:39 PM ET

Jennifer Nettles belts her new single, Gracie Gold skates in the rain and Tamron Hall reveals her favorite Springsteen song.
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Jennifer Nettles belts her new single, Gracie Gold skates in the rain and Tamron Hall reveals her favorite Springsteen song.

1. Gracie Gold felt “on top of the world” when she placed first at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships over the weekend. Up next for the figure skating favorite: the Olympics.

“It’s a lot to take in that I’m going to Sochi (and) that I just made the Olympics,” she told Savannah. “At 18, I’m fulfilling my biggest life goal thus far.”

Video: At only 18, national figure skating champion Gracie Gold says she has already reached her life’s goal by competing in the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

2. As part of this week’s #DoingItAll series, Maria Shriver sat down with moms and workplace strategists to talk about ways single moms can balance their families and careers.

Video: Special anchor Maria Shriver and workplace strategist Cali Williams Yost offer ways for single moms to balance their career and family. They suggest getting help from local schools, celebrating your successes, and remembering you don’t have to be perfect.

3. Bruce Springsteen is out with a new album, which gave us a great excuse this morning to pick our favorite Boss tunes.

For Tamron, it’s “Dancing in the Dark.” For TODAY fans? “Born to Run.” Tell us what your favorite Springsteen song is on Twitter or Facebook using #OrangeRoom.

Video: “The Boss” released his 18th studio album Tuesday, generating a lot of reaction from fans online.

4. Jennifer Nettles of Sugarland fame stopped by to perform her new single, “Falling.” It was awesome.

Video: The country singer, one-half of chart-topping duo Sugarland, performs her new single, “Falling,” from her new album, “That Girl.”

5. Tumi Oguntala, the latest contestant kicked off “The Biggest Loser,” has lost a total of 166 pounds — or, as she calls it, a whole person.

"And not a skinny person!" she joked with Al.

Video: Tumi Oguntala, the most recent contestant to be eliminated from the “The Biggest Loser,” said she postponed her wedding to compete on the popular reality show and lost almost 100 pounds as a result.

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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