TODAY's Takeaway

TODAY's Takeaway: Matt dishes with Andy Cohen, Romney says Games 'safe'

Jan. 24, 2014 at 5:49 PM ET

College friends find out they're sisters, Mitt Romney isn't worried about Olympic security and Matt lets loose with Andy Cohen.
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College friends find out they're sisters, Mitt Romney isn't worried about Olympic security and Matt lets loose with Andy Cohen.

1. Mitt Romney joined the show this morning to talk about the new documentary "Mitt," Hillary Clinton's (inevitable) 2016 presidential run and the security concerns surrounding Sochi.

“I believe the Games will be safe,” Romney, who headed the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, told Savannah. “That doesn’t mean there’s a 100 percent guarantee anywhere in the world today. But this is, after all, a dangerous corner of the world.”

Video: In a live exclusive with Savannah Guthrie, Mitt Romney, who organized the Salt Lake City Olympic Games in 2002, said that intelligence work will be key to keeping the event next month safe, and that he believes the hard sites will be secure.

2. College friends Mikayla Stern-Ellis and Emily Nappi were shocked when they found out recently they were half-sisters, sharing the same biological father who donated sperm to their mothers.

“I already tell her I love her and it’s been two weeks,” Emily told Matt.

Video: Mikayla Stern-Ellis, 19, Emily Nappi, 18, joined TODAY to tell the story of how they realized they had the same sperm donor, and were related. They met on Facebook before attending Tulane University and recently confirmed the relationship. “It’s so crazy walking around campus calling each other sisters,” said Stern-Ellis.

3. Matt pleaded the fifth last night when he and Savannah sat through their toughest interview yet — with Andy Cohen.

The duo confessed their most embarrassing moments to the “Watch What Happens Live” host. Just watch:

Video: TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie was on Andy Cohen’s show, “Watch What Happens Live,” when she was asked which male anchor smells sweeter. Matt, sitting nearby, shot her a look, and she quickly said, “Oh sorry. Matt.” She also said TODAY’s Natalie Morales would win hands-down in a fight.

4. Jenna Bush Hager opened up about life as a twin to sister Barbara. One thing that was especially important to her? "Our parents always treated us as individuals," she confessed to Hoda.

Video: Twins Abigail and Robin Pogrebin along with Dr. Harold Koplewicz from the Child Mind Institute discuss the special bonds twins share and the importance of parents treating them as individuals. Jenna Bush Hager says that she and sister Barbara had crazy times as twins, and talks about how their separate personalities influenced who they turned out to be.

And that's TODAY's Takeaway!

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