TODAY's Takeaway: Matt and Al rub noses; Billy Crystal honors Mickey Rooney
1. TODAY's Matt Lauer and Al Roker started everyone’s Monday morning off right with a quick nose rub. The anchors were inspired by Duchess Kate and Prince William, who received a Maori welcome — known as a "hongi" — during their official welcome ceremony in New Zealand.
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Also, Prince George is enjoying his trip Down Under — and his cheeks are still wonderfully chubby.
"He was a tremendous talent, and someone at 5 foot tall that everybody looked up to," Crystal told the anchors.
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4. Actress Kirstie Alley told Matt she’s joining Jenny Craig to lose weight — again.
“I was like, you look OK on the street, but you don't look [OK] on TV, not so much,” Alley said, referring to her new sitcom, “Kirstie.”
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And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!