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
Kim Davis, Kentucky clerk blocking gay marriages, is due in court
Fox Lake manhunt: 911 tipster being charged after fake sighting
Analyst: Kelly Rutherford 'in a lot of trouble' with custody hearing
Abandoned malls: See inside these U.S. shopping relics
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
Police: New Video Located, Cop's Handgun Recovered
Police: 'We Took (False Report) Very Seriously'
'Heroine' or Menace? Supporters, Critics Sound Off on Kim Davis
Dick Cheney Calls Iran Deal 'Outrageous,' Violation of U.S. Constitution
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
Hoda and Jenna LOL over Miserable_Men Instagram account
Watch Dylan Dreyer walk a high wire with the 'Impractical Jokers'
Willard Scott presents milestone birthdays: August 31, 2015
It's time to Give It Away! See which viewers won
The consensus: An open line of communication is most important to them.
Parents advise on how to survive the turbulent teensPlay Video
Mom tears up over son's handsome new look for school
CDC report: 7 is average age when children receive ADHD diagnosis
School's social media monitoring draws criticism, privacy concerns
Beat back-to-school anxiety! Tips to battle bullying, stress, more
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!