TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Hannah Anderson, Banksy, Kanye

Oct. 10, 2013 at 12:33 PM ET

TODAY Highlights: Kidnapping victim Hannah Anderson talks about her ordeal; Banksy sets his artistic sights on New York; Rapper Kanye West got vocal on "Jimmy Kimmel."
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TODAY highlights: Rapper Kanye West got vocal on "Jimmy Kimmel; Banksy sets his artistic sights on New York; Kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson talks about her ordeal.

1. In an exclusive interview that aired Thursday on TODAY, kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson said she tried to distance herself from the family friend who eventually abducted her and killed her mother and brother after he revealed he had a crush on her. 

Video: Kidnap survivor Hannah Anderson describes her ordeal for the first time, telling TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie that James Lee DiMaggio handcuffed her, zip-tied her feet, and made her play Russian roulette before drugging her and taking her to Idaho.

2. It worked! 

Last month, as part of our #BornTODAY series, Jessica Menkhausen and Derek Manion underwent an in vitro fertilization procedure live on TODAY. Now the couple have some good news:

Video: Jessica Menkhausen and her fiancé Derek Manion underwent in vitro fertilization live on TODAY a few weeks ago. Now they tell TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie and NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Synderman they feel blessed, overjoyed and ecstatic to be expecting their first baby.

3. Al Roker left us (as well as himself) speechless. The TODAY anchor and weatherman mimed his forecast Thursday morning, and Instagram fans gave it a silent thumbs up.

Video: TODAY’s own Natalie Morales, Willie Geist, and Al Roker count down the top five trending Halloween costumes, according to Google. Miley Cyrus’ racy VMA outfit comes in at No. 5; the top trender is the adorable Minions from “Despicable Me.”

4. Inevitable move? Famous graffiti artist Banksy, known for spray-painting the streets of London, has hit up New York City.

Video: British artist Banksy is known for spray-painting the streets of London with beautiful works of art that mix political activism and comedy. Now the artist, whose identity is unknown, is bringing his creative flair to the streets of New York City. NBC’s Keir Simmons reports.

5. Kanye has some thoughts (actually, many thoughts) about Kanye. The “rap feud” between Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West is over, following an extended chat between the two Wednesday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that turned into a thoughtful discussion about Twitter and life as celebrities.

Kathie Lee had some thoughts on the topic: she joked that she thinks the rapper might be the reason Bruce Jenner moved out of his home with Kim Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner.

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And that's TODAY's Takeaway!