TODAY's Takeaway: Nigella Lawson testifies, parents talk teens
1. Celebrity chef Nigella Lawson admitted in court Wednesday to using cocaine multiple times in her life, but called claims that she was a drug addict “absolutely ridiculous.”
The trial involves two of Lawson’s former personal assistants, who are accused of spending exorbitant amounts of her money.
Nigella Lawson testifies in fraud trialPlay Video
Couple uses Ring Pops as wedding rings after real ones were stolen
Watch this teen carry brother with cerebral palsy on 111-mile walk
Video shows suspect who threatened to blow up TV station
Protests at Donald Trump rally turn violent; John Boehner bashes Ted Cruz
2. NBC News investigated a potential hazard to millions of Americans: plastic gas cans that can explode.
Scientists have tested the red containers – which many people use to fill lawnmowers, generators and snowblowers – after the government reported nearly a dozen deaths and 1,200 injuries.
Tests reveal potential hazards of gas cansPlay Video
Toddlers Found Tied Outside Texas Home
Dolphins Not Worried About Tunsil's Character
This Couple Encapsulates the Divide Over Donald Trump
Kasich and Questioner Get into Exchange Over 'Being Born Gay'
3. Al asked if viewers wanted to see it, and you responded with a resounding “I do!”
When he found out that Matt Greenfield, a TODAY producer, had proposed to his girlfriend (and she said yes!), he urged viewers to tweet their demands to see the video of the big moment. Here it is:
Watch a TODAY producer pop the questionPlay Video
TODAY's Sheinelle Jones looks back at her family history
Web Extra: TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer prank their producer
Web Extra: Watch outtakes from Dylan and Sheinelle's intern experience
TODAY's Sheinelle Jones and Dylan Dreyer intern with Rascal Flatts
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
'Meternity' leave: Should workers without kids get time off anyway?
Kelly Rowland shares how life changed when she became a mom: friendships, patience and more
Kids take over Orange Room on Take Our Daughters & Sons to Work Day
Baby girl breaks family's 102-year record of boys
5. What was your favorite viral video of the year? Ray Charles, the blind golden retriever? The baby who cried when she heard her mom sing?
Vote for your top picks for the first-ever Orange Room Awards.
6. Tonight is the annual Rockefeller Center Christmas tree-lighting ceremony. Matt, Savannah, Natalie and Al will be there. Will you?
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!