Katie Couric Had Awful Date With Larry King...
And turned down Michael Jackson, she tells Jimmy Kimmel
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2013 10:44 AM CST
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(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 take her home afterward. "So I go, 'Larry, where are we going?' He goes, 'My place.' And I was like, 'Oh mother of god.'" Once there, King "lunged" at her, Couric recalled, calling the whole thing a "situation ... out of a bad Lifetime movie."

She also once turned down a date with Michael Jackson. She had set up an interview with him and he ended up canceling it—and asking her out on a date instead. Why did she say no? "Can you imagine going home to my daughters who were then about 8 and 4, saying, 'Honey, girls. I’m going out on a date with Michael Jackson'? I thought it would just be too weird. The tabloids would go crazy and I didn't need that."

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Feb 3, 2013 2:23 PM CST
Larry must have had a lot to drink to want to jump her bones?
Feb 3, 2013 2:45 AM CST
I like Larry King. I think he is a nice guy. Don't think Larry was an "awful" date at all. Mcihael Jackson, well, I think he made himself look ugly, although he thought he was perfect and fine. MJ was a very lonely guy and very sick in the head. He may have needed someone like Katie to talk to that day.
Feb 2, 2013 6:50 PM CST
man...what a terrifying time for Larry King.