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
St. Jude kids pass out 'gratitude journals' on TODAY plaza
Broncos player's 'Positive Living' inspires others
Amazing! See Labrador catch lobsters for his owner
Which kid names are on the naughty, nice list?
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
Video of Laquan McDonald Shooting Released by Police
Chicago Police Chief : We're Prepared for Protests
Chicago Cop Charged With Murder in Killing of Black Teen
Chicago Pastor Asks For Calm Following Cop's Indictment
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
Want to dare Dylan Dreyer? Send TODAY your best ideas!
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: Nov. 27, 2015
Andy Grammer: Thanksgiving Day parade is an American institution
Getting ready for the Macy's Parade, live from Herald Square
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
Kids living with dogs less likely to suffer anxiety
Brother and sister battle rare blood disorder with chemo, marrow transplants
K'Nex donates over 8,000 building sets to kids in need
Try this easy and practical Thanksgiving DIY
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!