TODAY's Takeaway: Hosts, stars wow at Globes, Gates responds to critics

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Jennifer Lawrence inspires, Tina Fey hosts the Globes and Robert Gates clarifies claims.

1. It was a night of snags, swearing and singing at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards — and TODAY was there for it all! Matt, Savannah, Al, Carson and Tamron got a chance to chat with Hollywood’s biggest celebrities at every point in the night, from the arrivals to the after-parties. Did you miss a minute? Catch up here.

2. Fans followed along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TODAY.com, choosing the best dressed actors on the red carpet (including Jennifer Lawrence, whose Dior dress inspired some wonderful memes).

3. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates isn’t surprised by the controversy that’s erupted over his memoir, but he is disappointed.

“The book has sort of been hijacked by people along the political spectrum to serve their own purposes, taking quotes out of context,” he told Matt.

4. Maria Shriver introduced #DoingItAll, a special series that spotlights the struggles women face when trying to juggle multiple roles.  

This morning she profiled women on the poverty line who are trying to balance work and family.

5. Big puppy news to report! The 2014 Puppy Bowl starting lineup is out. You’re welcome.

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    The 2014 Puppy Bowl lineup

    The Puppy Bowl is Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl. Here is a shockingly cute look at this year's furry lineup.

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    The Puppy Bowl is Animal Planet's answer to the Super Bowl. For the ninth consecutive year, shockingly cute puppies will make viewers swoon with furry touchdowns and other antics. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. ET Sunday, Feb. 2 on Animal Planet. Get acquainted with all the puppies here.

    Name: Taser

    Breed(s): Italian Greyhound

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Wants to drink from a fountain in Rome.

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    Name: Parker

    Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Husky Mix

    Age: 13 weeks

    Fun fact: Has an autograph from Uga, the University of Georgia mascot.

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    August -

    Name: August

    Breed(s): Boxer

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Wants to follow the band moe. across the country.

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    Name: Aurora

    Breed(s): Dalmatian

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Has read all the "Harry Potter" books.

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    Name: Coco

    Breed(s): Poodle Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Hopes LA gets an NFL team soon.

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    Name: Bach

    Breed(s): Bernedoodle

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Thinks Mozart is overrated.

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    Name: Bayla

    Breed(s): Boxer/Hound Mix

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Prefers Carrie Underwood's version of the Sunday Night Football theme.

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    Name: Mandy

    Breed(s): Dachshund Hound Mix

    Age: 17 weeks

    Fun fact: Thinks long legs are overrated.

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    Name: Benton

    Breed(s): Labrador Retriever

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Plans to have a really important job serving as a guide dog one day.

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    Name: Suri

    Breed(s): Siberian Husky

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Thinks they should cut Miley Cyrus some slack.

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    Name: Cici

    Breed(s): German Shepherd Mix

    Age: 13 weeks

    Fun fact: Wants to be on "Dancing with the Stars."

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    Name: Roxy

    Breed(s): Shih Tzu/Chihuahua Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Compares herself with another Georgia girl, Julia Roberts.

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    Name: Dee Dee

    Breed(s): Terrier Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Believes the best movie kiss was Kate and Leonardo in "Titanic."

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    Cody -

    Name: Cody

    Breed(s): Spaniel

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Thinks fatherhood has mellowed Kanye.

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    Name: Danny

    Breed(s): Papillon Mix

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Aspires to have hair like One Direction’s Harry Styles.

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    Name: Ginger

    Breed(s): Old English Sheep Dog

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Counting sheep automatically puts her to sleep.

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    Name: Delachaise

    Breed(s): Pit Bull Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Loves New Orleans Jazz.

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    Name: Hudson

    Breed(s): Great Pyrenees

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Thinks Seabiscuit is a fish-flavored dog treat.

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    Name: Laney

    Breed(s): Brittany Spaniel Mix

    Age: 13 weeks

    Fun fact: Wants to catch a ride on one of those NASA Mars rovers.

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    Name: Lily

    Breed(s): Basset Hound

    Age: 13 weeks

    Fun fact: Tries not to step on her own ears.

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    Name: Loren

    Breed(s): Brittany Spaniel Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Prefers NCAA 14 to Madden 25.

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    Name: Wyatt

    Breed(s): Terrier Mix

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Dreams of walking the Appalachian Trail.

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    Name: Brody

    Breed(s): American Eskimo Dog

    Age: 15 weeks

    Fun fact: One day wants to own his own dog house.

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    Name: Max

    Breed(s): Shih Tzu/Pekingese Mix

    Age: 16 weeks

    Fun fact: Wants One Direction and The Wanted to just get along.

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    Name: Mila

    Breed(s): Pit Bull

    Age: 16 weeks

    Fun fact: Adores the theater, but always arrives late.

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    Name: Opie

    Breed(s): Schnauzer/Terrier Mix

    Age: 14 weeks

    Fun fact: Favorite cartoon is "Marmaduke."

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    Name: Sparky

    Breed(s): Yorkshire Terrier

    Age: 16 weeks

    Fun fact: Hopes to spend his summers playing volleyball on Manhattan Beach.

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    Name: Ullie

    Breed(s): Chihuahua Dachshund Mix

    Age: 12 weeks

    Fun fact: Hates all those Rocky sports cliches about Philadelphia.

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    Name: Abdiel

    Breed(s): Labrador Retriever/Terrier Mix

    Age: 13 weeks

    Fun fact: Feels Labs get a bad rap about shedding.

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And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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