TODAY's Takeaway: Lady Gaga stays true to herself; Natalie gets slimed
“There’s a perception that what I’m doing is all a big show,” she told Savannah. “I really, truly feel that it’s really just part of who I am.”
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2. Al slimed Natalie Nickelodeon-style after she agreed (inadvertently) to undergo the goo on Twitter Thursday night.
"You missed me!" she squealed as it dripped off her cap.
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3. Dolly Parton announced big news via satellite from Dollywood: the 68-year-old plans to perform on the TODAY plaza on May 13.
"I've done that years ago, and I absolutely had a ball,” the music legend said. “I watch you all the time when you have the guests on, so I would be honored and thrilled to come be with all of you (and) promote my new record.”
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4. Skeptics of “Wheel of Fortune” winner Emil de Leon may be interested to know the victory was a moment he’d prepared for his whole life.
“I've been watching 'Wheel of Fortune' since I was a kid,” de Leon told Carson. “Actually, the first letters that I learned were 'R S T L N and E,' which as you know are the prominent letters in 'Wheel of Fortune.'"
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6. Exciting news from TODAY’s kitchen: Next week Fresh Cooks Live: TODAY's Spring Cookalong series kicks off. We’ll live-stream the full cooking demonstrations right here on TODAY.com — time to shop for ingredients!
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!