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.
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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