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Mike Myers brings back Dr. Evil in guest-filled 'Saturday Night Live'

Mike Myers brought Dr. Evil to a special cameo-filled, Christmas edition of "Saturday Night Live," hosted by Amy Adams.During the episode's cold open, Myers' Dr. Evil interrupted "A Very Somber Christmas With Sam Smith" to address North Korea and Sony Pictures about the hacking, and Sony pulling "The Interview" from theaters.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:10:42 GMT
High school sweethearts wed in Harry Potter and Hobbit-inspired wedding

Eric and Heather Scott are high school sweethearts, but unlike some couples whove known each other for so long, Eric can pinpoint the exact moment he fell for his bride.We met in 10th grade of high school. I had just moved and it was my first year at that school, Eric, 22, told TODAY.com. I had absolutely no friends there.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:12:12 GMT
'Unconditional mothers love': Get the story behind this sweet viral photo

This photo touched thousands of hearts when TODAY viewer Ariane Grabill shared it with us thissummer a shot of her cradling her young son on the beach, both of their faces hidden in the embrace. She had picked up 3-year-old Aiden, who was in the middle of chemotherapy when it was taken in 2013, and the moment was captured by her husband, Zach. In this piece forTODAY.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:43:00 GMT
Jolie on 'Unbroken' inspiration: 'I can't talk about it without crying'

NBC's Joelle Garguilo sat down with Angelina Jolie to talk about the man at the center of "Unbroken", Louis Zamperini. Jolie directed the film adaptation of the best-selling book and spoke about her bond with Zamperini before he died earlier this year.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:17:00 GMT
Chuck Todd on North Korea, what's next for Obama

Chuck Todd, moderator of NBC's "Meet the Press," discusses the next steps for the White House in response to the Sony cyberattack and how President Obama is "controlling the agenda" in Washington six weeks after elections.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:04:00 GMT
Heavy rain in Pacific Northwest threatens holiday travel plans

TODAY's Dylan Dreyer reports on what to expect during one of the busiest travel weeks of the year, including heavy rains out west that could eventually impact the East Coast during prime travel times.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:03:00 GMT
Can this hobby help you live longer? The health secrets of a 104-year-old

When the weather gets chilly in Eugene, Oregon, many kids who might otherwise shiver in the cold will stay warmer thanks to knitted caps made by 104-year-old hands.Dody Patterson might just be the countrys oldest knitter and volunteer. Born in 1910, shes been knitting for almost a century a hobby that helps both her and others. Whats the formula to her longevity?

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:15:13 GMT
14 stocking stuffers available for less than $20

Check stocking stuffer ideas for foodies, techies, wine lovers, wanderlusters and everyone else on your list all available for less than $20.Wash and wear bagsWith holiday vacations quickly arriving, give the traveler in your life the gift of staying organized on the road. The packing bags in this set are labeled Wash and Wear to keep suitcases tidy and fresh ($20 at Great Useful Stuff).

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:09:36 GMT
The Scottos share salmon, shrimp recipes to make a traditional Christmas Eve dinner fit for kings

Inspired by the traditional Italian Christmas Eve fish dinner, Marion, Anthony and Elaina Scotto of New York City restaurant Fresco by Sotto joined TODAY to share some of their favorite recipes, from a salmon and avocado tartare appetizer to shrimp fra diavolo, and a pear tart for dessert.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:46:00 GMT
Parents hand out goody bags to apologize in advance for baby on flight

Loud, crying babies are one of the last people anyone wants to sit near on a flight, but for one Redditor, sitting near a baby turned out to be one of the most pleasant surprises of his trip thanks to the little one's parents' thoughtful care package.Danaus Chang said he was heading to Miami on a business trip, sleep-deprived and grumpy, not looking forward to the flight.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:23:18 GMT
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