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TODAY's Takeaway: Man goes missing to save wife, bus stop lady lands gig

Sep. 18, 2013 at 4:28 PM ET

What you missed: Colo. man goes missing in attempt to save wife, dancing bus stop lady lands a gig, Hugh Jackman's hosting TODAY.
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What you missed: Colo. man goes missing in attempt to save wife, dancing bus stop lady lands a gig, Hugh Jackman's hosting TODAY.

1. Gerry Boland has been missing since he left to search for his wife of 54 years in Colorado’s floods.

“We are swollen with pride for him,” his daughter told TODAY. “I just can't say enough about how proud I am to be his daughter and how proud I am that he did all the right things in the end.”

Video: As life slowly gets back to normal in the areas hit by massive flooding in Colorado, the Boland children are still holding out hope for their missing father after he left home in the flood to find his wife. NBC’s Kate Snow reports.

2. The family of Sylvia Frasier, one of the 12 people shot and killed at Washington’s Navy Yard Monday, spoke of the victim's selflessness and faith.

“She denied herself everything,’’ her sister, Wendy Edmonds, told Natalie. “No matter what she did, it was always about the next person.”

Video: Families of the Washington Navy Yard shooting victims spoke to TODAY’s Natalie Morales about their lost loved ones and the struggle to come to grips with their new reality.

3. Don’t lose hope, musical theater majors! The British woman who was videotaped dancing at a bus stop — in a video that almost broke the Internet — has landed a role!

Al asked the working actress if she’s always liked to dance in public.

"I do, unfortunately,” Ellie Cole admitted. “But as my mum always said, I have more rhythm than sense."

Video: 35-year-old Ellie Cole, a British woman whose dance moves have turned her into an Internet sensation, and Jane Rowland, who recorded Cole’s dance, chat about Cole’s rising stardom after the YouTube video got her recognized by a local theater.

4. Tech guru Katie Linendoll stopped by the show this morning to sum up everything you need to know about the new iPhone 5s and 5C. (Apparently there’s more than just the fingerprint scanner!)

Video: The latest phones to be released from Apple will be available Friday, but tech expert Katie Linendoll gives the TODAY anchors an early look at their new features, like fingerprint authorization technology and slow-motion video.

5. Hugh Jackman’s going to co-host TODAY! The "Prisoners" star talked about his new role with Matt, and confessed that he used to want to be a journalist.

So, since it's completely normal, Matt offered him a job. Well, ...just for a day, but still.

Video: On TODAY to talk about his new film, “Prisoners,” Oscar-nominated actor Hugh Jackman revealed that he would love to do Matt Lauer’s job, and even shook hands with Matt on an agreement to co-host with him for a day.

6. Also, if you missed Paula Patton try out her twerking skills on Al… there's GIF for that

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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