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Katie Couric: Yes, My Gun Film Had 'Misleading' Edit

She regrets 8 seconds of silence in the documentary

(Newser) - Katie Couric initially stood by her gun documentary after critics said it included deceptive editing , but now she's acknowledging that it was indeed "misleading" at one key point, reports the Hollywood Reporter . In a statement posted Monday at the Under the Gun website, Couric says she took another... More »

Katie Couric Accused of Deceptive Edit in Guns Film

She and documentary maker stand by the final cut

(Newser) - Katie Couric is taking serious flak over the edited version of an interview with gun supporters in a documentary. In Under the Gun, Couric asks the group, "If there are no background checks for gun purchasers, how do you prevent felons or terrorists from purchasing a gun?" As this... More »

7 Celebs Who Aren't Nice to Work With

From Katie Couric to Gwyneth Paltrow

(Newser) - For every celebrity who throws a lavish party for the people they work with, there's a diva who throws temper tantrums instead. Below are seven famous folks who've gained a reputation for being difficult to work with:
  • Katie Couric: The talk show host is reportedly trying to return
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11 Surprising Celebrity Couples

Yep, they really dated

(Newser) - "Wait... they were together?" That's the reaction you'll probably have to the long list of surprising celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline , including:
  • Sofia Coppola and Keanu Reeves: Dated in 1992 after Coppola's famous director father worked with Reeves on Bram Stoker's Dracula.
  • Kathy Griffin
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Katie Couric Ties the Knot

As does Jill Duggar

(Newser) - It's a happy weekend for Katie Couric, who got married yesterday in a small backyard wedding at Couric's home in East Hampton, New York. "We wanted to keep the wedding just very low-key," Couric, 57, explained to People before the big day. "This is not... More »

Today Show Staff: We Don't Want Katie Couric Back

Or Meredith Viera, for that matter: insider

(Newser) - With Today co-host Savannah Guthrie pregnant, execs are thinking of asking Katie Couric or Meredith Viera to return and fill in during Guthrie's maternity leave—and staffers aren't exactly welcoming either back with open arms. Staffers see the idea as "a disservice to [co-hosts] Natalie [Morales] and... More »

Cox to Couric: Stop Objectifying Trans People

Focus on surgery, genitalia, is misplaced, Orange Is the New Black star argues

(Newser) - Orange Is the New Black star Laverne Cox appeared on a Katie Couric Show segment about transgender women on Monday, and the clip of the interview is going viral because of what Salon calls Cox's "absolutely perfect" response to Couric's probing questions about her genitalia. More »

It's Official: Couric Is New Face of Yahoo News

Marissa Mayer announces Katie Couric as 'Global Anchor'

(Newser) - The rumors are true: Katie Couric is jumping over to online news. Yahoo announced today Couric will be its "global anchor" starting early next year. She'll be "the face of Yahoo News," writes Marissa Mayer, shooting features for the Yahoo homepage, continuing to host her... More »

Katie Couric Set to Leave ABC for Yahoo: Report

Marissa Mayer looking to beef up media presence: Hollywood Reporter

(Newser) - It looks like Katie Couric is just about done with network television. The Hollywood Reporter says she's in talks to leave ABC and join Yahoo, after being personally wooed by Marissa Mayer. The report says her daytime talk show, Katie, will likely be done after this season, its second.... More »

10 Celebrity Couples You Never Knew About

Really? Charlie Sheen dated Robin Wright?

(Newser) - "Really? They were together?" That'll probably be your reaction to these celebrity couples rounded up by ETOnline . A sampling:
  • Not only did Charlie Sheen date Winona Ryder, he says he picked her stage name. She was born Winona Horowitz, but while listening to "Riders on the Storm"
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Celebs Made a Lot of Weekend Announcements

Engagements, weddings, and babies

(Newser) - Apparently Labor Day weekend is a popular time to announce or carry out important life events. Here's what you may have missed while you were getting in the last of your summer fun:
  • Katie Couric got engaged to banker John Molner, People reports. She's been dating the 50-year-old
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Aniston Takes Dig at Katie Couric

Jen mocks newswoman on 'Chelsea Lately'

(Newser) - Catfight alert? Appearing on Chelsea Lately Wednesday, Jennifer Aniston mocked Katie Couric, Variety reports. Host (and Aniston bud ) Chelsea Handler was talking to Jen about the time Couric asked Handler, during an interview, about Jen's upcoming nuptials. "I had to act like I didn’t even know... More »

Katie Couric's Dead Husband 'Calling' 911

At least 10 calls have been made from his phone line

(Newser) - Katie Couric has a depressing mystery on her hands: At 2am every Tuesday, a phone line registered to her husband calls 911. The depressing part: Her husband, Jay Monahan, has been dead since 1998. There have been at least 10 calls so far, and each time a patrol officer has... More »

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... More »

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,... More »

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... More »

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'
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'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... More »

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... More »

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... More »

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