April 16, 2014 at 4:12 PM ET
1. Michael Bloomberg announced plans to bankroll a $50 million network to help curb gun violence and counter efforts by the NRA. Also, he’s not running for president.
“No is the answer. Plain and simple,” he told Savannah. “I’m going to spend the rest of my life trying to make a better world for myself, for my kids, for my grandchildren.”
2. Dr. Jill Biden visited the Orange Room to mark the third anniversary of Joining Forces. She also fielded TODAY viewers’ questions, like what made her first fall for the vice president.
"I loved his two sons Bo and Hunter," Dr. Biden told Tamron. "I always say that I fell in love with the boys first."
3. The parents of 9-month-old twins who were born conjoined and separated at just 1 month old told Savannah they’re thrilled that their babies are finally coming home from the hospital.
“I’m so excited I’m shaking,” Jenni Ezell said. “It’s been such a long journey and we have finally arrived.”
4. Can you believe it’s been 30 years since Cyndi Lauper released “Time After Time”? The singer stopped by to celebrate the anniversary, and told Carson and Savannah the song creation process for her is like a “cooking special.”
"That's how I do music," she explained. "I take a little of that, and a little of this and mix it."
5. Christopher Meloni has taken to promoting his assets on social media, declaring his backside the "#BestButtInPrimetime” — but he insists he didn’t start it.
"Rachel Harris, my co-star on 'Surviving Jack,' she started it," the actor said in TODAY’s Take. "She lit the flame. ... I felt consumed by it. I was caught in the force fire of my butt."
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!