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Katie Couric Had Awful Date With Larry King...

And turned down Michael Jackson, she tells Jimmy Kimmel

(Newser) - When she was 30 and he was in his 50s, Katie Couric went on a date with Larry King, she revealed last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live —and it went about as awkwardly as you'd expect. They had a "nice enough time," but he didn't...

Manti Te&#39;o: Yes, I Lied &mdash;Briefly

 Manti Te'o: 
 Yes, I Lied 
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Manti Te'o: Yes, I Lied —Briefly

Explains his side of the story to Katie Couric

(Newser) - Manti Te'o admits to Katie Couric that yes, he did lie about supposed girlfriend Lennay Kekua—but only after discovering she didn't really exist . "Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl,...

Anderson Gets the Ax
 Gets the Ax 

Anderson Gets the Ax

Anderson Cooper's afternoon talkie wlll bow out next year

(Newser) - Looks like Anderson Cooper will stick to hard news for a while: Warner Brothers' syndication arm has decided not to renew the CNN host's afternoon show, Anderson, after next summer, the Media Decoder blog reports. Low ratings dogged the show from its first season, and changes including same-day tapings...

12 Celebs Who Battled Eating Disorders

Two of them got down to just 70 pounds

(Newser) - Katie Couric revealed last week that she struggled with bulimia in her early 20s—and sadly, she's far from the only celebrity to have battled an eating disorder. The Huffington Post rounds up a dozen:
  • Jessica Alba: She once said that she had trouble adjusting to "a woman'

'Bulimic' Gaga Strips to Counter 'Fat' Critics

She also bares battle with eating disorders

(Newser) - Lady Gaga is stripping down to her skivvies to take on critics who have been beefing about her new poundage. The pop princess took the bold move as she also revealed that she has been battling anorexia and bulimia since the age of 15 . "Today I join the body...

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic
 Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic 

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic

Reveals eating disorder struggle during interview with Demi Lovato

(Newser) - Katie Couric seems to have it all, but during her early 20s she battled with an eating disorder, she says on today's edition of her daytime show, in a confession picked up by the New York Post . "I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years...

Katie Couric: Perky Face of Iraq's Spotty Electricity?

Iraq ministry uses unwitting anchor's face in marketing campaign

(Newser) - Iraq's electricity ministry is trying to put a happy face on its inability to provide adequate power—a very happy face. Around Baghdad, the ministry has erected billboards for its electricity news bulletin, bearing the beaming mug of Katie Couric. No, Couric doesn't have anything to do with...

No More Airbrushing, Seventeen Vows

Teen mag vows not to change model shapes, feature diversity

(Newser) - In the great fashion wars, Seventeen magazine is declaring peace: a "body peace treaty," that is. The venerable teen magazine has long had a policy against changing models' faces and body shapes. But now, thanks to greater awareness of body image problems and an 85,000-strong online petition...

Gumbel: I Was Embarrassed by Today 'Co-Host' Palin

What happened to 'gravitas,' he wants to know

(Newser) - Former Today show anchor Bryant Gumbel was "embarrassed" when NBC named Sarah Palin co-host for a day last week. Hosts “used to be judged not just on their popularity, but the extent to which they were capable of interviewing someone or reporting on a situation, or able to...

Palin Reads Papers, Scrawls Notes on Hand on Today

Former governor happy to poke fun at herself

(Newser) - Sarah Palin kicked off her Today stint this morning by reading a newspaper on screen, as co-host Matt Lauer joked, "Oh, man, she's doing her homework!" Lauer had already teased Palin about that issue—a reference to her 2008 interview with Katie Couric in which she couldn'...

Matt Lauer Dig to Palin: Are You Reading Papers Now ?
 Palin, Couric Ready to Rumble 

Palin, Couric Ready to Rumble

'Game on,' vows Today co-host

(Newser) - Katie Couric and Sarah Palin again go mano a mano this morning in a manufactured media war, and Palin's looking to win this round in her debut as co-host of the Today show . With Couric guest-hosting the competition over at Good Morning America, Matt Lauer razzed Palin yesterday by...

Sarah Palin Co-Hosting Today Show

She's going head-to-head with nemesis Katie Couric on GMA

(Newser) - Welcome to the lamestream media, Sarah Palin. She's going to be co-hosting NBC's Today show tomorrow morning, reports Mediabistro . Palin will go head-to-head with arch-nemesis Katie Couric, who's filling in this week on ABC's Good Morning America, and who's responsible for one of the former...

MTV News Explains 'Internet' in 1995

Old news clip goes viral

(Newser) - To be fair, it could've just as easily been Better Than Ezra that would go on to change the world. A clip of MTV News from 1995 in which Kurt Loder investigates the influence of the fledgling internet went viral this week, notes the Huffington Post . In the piece,...

Katie Couric, 'The View': Former CBS Anchor Guest Co-Hosting August 3
 Couric to Co-Host The View 

Couric to Co-Host The View

Couric to join 'The View' ladies on Aug. 3

(Newser) - Katie Couric will soon get some practice at hosting her own daytime talk show, thanks to The View. Couric will be a guest co-host on the ABC talk show airing live on Aug. 3, the executive producer said yesterday. Last month, it was announced that ABC and Disney had signed...

Katie Couric&#39;s Big Announcement
 Katie Couric's Big 

Katie Couric's Big Announcement

NBC made one last run at its old sweetheart

(Newser) - ABC has at long last officially announced that it's signed Katie Couric to host an afternoon talk show , beating out a last-minute push from NBC. In a statement , the network said it had a "multi-year, multi-platform" agreement with the former CBS anchor, that will also include appearances on...

Katie Couric Will Own Her ABC Show

She's close to deal on program expected in 2012

(Newser) - Katie Couric will have a syndicated daytime show on ABC sometime around the fall of 2012, the Wall Street Journal reports. The two sides are expected to announce the deal as early as Monday. A source tells the newspaper it will be "Oprah-esque," though the exact format is...

Katie Couric Signs Off on CBS

Couric anchors CBS Evening News for last time

(Newser) - Katie Couric, the first woman to be solo anchor of an evening network news show, has officially signed off on her 5-year stint at CBS. Couric's final CBS Evening News broadcast included an interview with Hillary Clinton and a "5 years in 5 minutes" retrospective of her time...

Katie Couric CBS Talk Show Deal Dead
 Couric's CBS Talk Show Dead 

Couric's CBS Talk Show Dead

Anchor now expected to move to ABC

(Newser) - Katie Couric's talks with CBS over a possible talk show are dead in the water, sources tell TMZ. CBS has pulled the offer because Couric—who is stepping down as anchor of CBS Evening News —was seeking too much involvement with the network's news operation. ABC is...

Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes to Replace Katie Couric on CBS Evening News

 CBS Replaces 
 Katie Couric 
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CBS Replaces Katie Couric With Scott Pelley

Move represents a 180-degree turn

(Newser) - CBS made it official today , announcing that 60 Minutes veteran Scott Pelley would replace Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News effective June 6, a widely expected move that represents a major shift for the network. “Scott has it all,” gushed CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. “We...

Gleeful Palin Zings Exiting Katie Couric

Oh, yeah, I read about that somewhere, says still-angry Sarah

(Newser) - Not one to forgive and forget, Sarah Palin took the opportunity yesterday to kick Katie Couric now that she's down—and exiting as CBS News anchor. Couric famously put Palin on the spot in an interview during the presidential campaign when Palin was unable to name a single publication...

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