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
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Tyler Farr's music is a 'new Chevy with rust on tailpipe'
Vanessa Lachey on motherhood: 'I'm loving every day of it'
'I'm Sorry' sky message seen for miles in Australia
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
Firefighter Prepares Nepal Aid
Baltimore Resident: There Are Better Ways to Handle Our Frustration
Volunteer: Making a Change Where We Live
Maryland Gov.: 'Pleasantly Surprised' by Turn of Events
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
Can you solve these 'Idiotest' picture riddles?
Meet Yosef! TODAY's 'Magic Mike' stage manager
Huge mask sculptures on display on TODAY plaza
Ellen donates $16,001 to charity after pranking Matt
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
New guidelines: Kids shouldn't be kept from school for lice
Kevin Jonas on being a daddy: Daughter Alena 'is amazing'
Kim Kardashian West: 'I still have hope' I'll get pregnant
Baby Vale giggles uncontrollably at Savannah's sneezing
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!