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
Cecil the Lion Beanie Baby will raise money for animal conservation
It's 'Despicable': Giant Minion blocks busy road in Ireland
Caught on camera: Officers save driver seconds before train crash
Officer handcuffs kids with disabilities at school, facing lawsuit
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
Daughter Documents Dad's Life on the Streets
Toddler Killed Playing with Gun
Pastor Tackles Gunman During Service
Pregnant Teen Shot In Road Rage Attack
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
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: August 4, 2015
5 lucky people win a Mr. Pizza grill package
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: July 30, 2015
Sam Kass, newest member of TODAY Food, gives us the skinny on fruit
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
Mom to a 'miracle baby' with one on the way is Fan of the Week!
KLG on post-birth primping for pics: 'Nothing's sacred' anymore
Stork Craft foam crib mattresses recalled
First father and daughter team to pilot commercial airplane
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!