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
Man donates kidney to girlfriend: Talk about a perfect match!
Police mourn K-9 who died after attacking suspect in California
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After Brexit, ex-London mayor Boris Johnson won't run
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
Cheese Burglar Makes Off With 20,000 Pounds
Settlement Reached in Mascot Beating
Transgender Soldier Shares Journey
Strong Storms Cause Flash Flooding Near Las Vegas
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
See these stunning childbirth photos, shot by the mom herself
Teen punished in tent in backyard: Too extreme, or good lesson?
Parents create joyous bucket list for toddler with cancer
Parents: Tell TODAY about your summer plans!
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!