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

(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."

In this April 23, 2012, file photo, Katie Couric arrives to the Matrix Awards in New York.   (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)
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