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
Random acts of kindness lead Hoda and Jenna Bush Hager across NYC
Rielle Hunter: Affair with John Edwards 'not a frivolous relationship'
Millions take to Denver streets to celebrate Broncos Super Bowl win
Video: Passengers applaud as unruly passenger removed from flight
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
Like Being in an Aquarium: Passenger Describes Cruise Storm
Florida Shoplifter's Death Ruled Homicide
Living With Microcephaly
Lake Levels Rise, But Drought Worry Remains in California
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
Sheinelle Jones speaks out about vocal cord polyp after health scare
Watch Craig Melvin blush during 'Would You Rather' game
Hoda, Jenna share hilariously-sad stories of childhood potty accidents
What product can Dylan Dreyer not live without?
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
Valentine's Day crafts for kids that are easy to pull off
Mom hilariously tries to wrangle 4 kids under 3 in viral video
Super Bowl 50: Babies adorably attempt to predict winner
Watch boy battling cancer's sweet proposal to his favorite nurse
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!