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

Jennifer Lawrence inspires, Tina Fey hosts the Globes and Robert Gates clarifies claims. Zuma Press, AP, TODAY
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.

The 2014 Puppy Bowl lineup

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Keith Barraclough

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

And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!

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