TODAY's Takeaway: Golden Globe fever, Nigella's big fan, cutest puppy ever
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong'o — both nominated for their roles in "12 Years a Slave," the true story of a free black man in pre-Civil War America who is kidnapped and sold into slavery — shared their elation with the TODAY anchors.
"I'm still shaking from hearing my name," Nyong'o said.
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2. A judge has instructed jurors in a fraud case involving Nigella Lawson and her ex-assistants to ignore comments from a recent interview in which British Prime Minister David Cameron declared himself a fan of the celebrity chef.
Judge Robin Johnson of Isleworth Crown Court was irked by Cameron’s “regrettable” comments to Spectator magazine on Tuesday, in which Cameron referred to himself as “a massive fan” of Lawson and admitted he is a member of #TeamNigella, the hashtag used by those defending Lawson on social media.
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3. It was a ruff competition, but after thousands of votes, we have a winner: Ray Charles the blind golden retriever has been crowned the champion of the Orange Room Awards' "Pet of the Year" category.
4. Singer/songwriter Christina Perri appeared in Studio 1A on Thursday morning and belted out her latest single, “Human.”
Christina Perri sings new single 'Human'Play Video
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And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!