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
What to expect as campaigning ramps up for Clinton and Trump
Was Hillary Clinton's email hacked as part of DNC breach?
En garde! Olympian Jason Pryor teaches KLG, Hoda to fence
Jenna Bush Hager: 'We have to be proud' of nominating a woman
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
'Significant Loss of Life' in Texas Hot Air Balloon Crash
More Than 4,200 Firefighters Battle Soberanes Blaze
Clinton, Kaine Hit the Road in Battleground Rust Belt States
Clinton Hopes Convention Message Resonates in Battleground Ohio
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
Moms opt for buzz cuts to fight childhood cancer
Runaway flower girl steals spotlight as couple exchange vows
3-month-old baby girl hears mom's voice for first time
Miracles of love: How one couple grew their family through adoption
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!