Norman Lear and Katie Couric
TV writer-producer Norman Lear is a true pioneer — not only in the sense that he created such legendary sitcoms as All in the Family, Maude and The Jeffersons, but also because he tackled topics such as menopause, impotence and even transgender issues when they were still taboo.
In an interview with Katie Couric, Lear, 92, says he still chokes up when watching the All in the Family scene in which Edith (Jean Stapleton) discusses her friend Beverly — whom Lear describes as "a transsexual, a man who'd become a woman" — getting murdered.
Stand Up to Cancer has once again enlisted the Hollywood community for its fourth biennial fundraising telethon Friday night.
Ariana Grande, Dave Matthews, The Who, Jennifer Hudson, Lupe Fiascoand Common will all perform at the event, which will be simulcast on multiple networks and online starting at 8/7c. Gwyneth Paltrow, who is co-executive-producing the event, will appear, along with Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Jon Hamm, Will Ferrell, Mark Harmon, Kiefer Sutherland and more.
Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer
A forthcoming book about newswomen Katie Couric, Diane Sawyer and Christiane Amanpour hints that there may be something more than a professional rivalry between Couric and Sawyer.
In The News Sorority, which will be released on September 30, author Sheila Weller alleges that Couric once made a snarky comment about Sawyer, implying that the ABC World News anchor trades sex for stories.
Stand Up to Cancer, a bi-annual special that has raised more than $260 million for cancer research, will return on Friday, Sept. 5, at 8/7c via ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox and 26 other channels simultaneously.
The special features performances from music, film and TV stars. Gwyneth Paltrow and Joel Gallen (America: A Tribute to Heroes) will return as executive producers. The goal: To build public support for new cancer research and promising new treatments.
The Young and the Restless was the big winner at Sunday's Daytime Emmy Awards. The CBS soap took home six prizes including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Series Writing Team, Best Lead Actor (Billy Miller), and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Amelia Heinle).
The awards, hosted by Kathy Griffin, also honored The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which won its eighth trophy for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show, as well as Steve Harvey, who was a winner for Best Game Show Host (Family Feud) and Outstanding Informative Talk Show (The Steve Harvey Show).
John Molner, Katie Couric
Katie Couric and financier John Molner got married Saturday in a small ceremony in East Hampton, New York, People reports.
Katie Couric is in talks to return to Today temporarily to replace co-hostSavanah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave, according to The New York Post.
NBC News is said to also be in talks with others, including Meredith Vieira, the Post reports.
"With the Today show in a good place, we are blessed with great talent and many options to temporarily fill Savannah's chair while she's on leave, but there's no plan yet," an NBC spokeswoman said in a statement. "Stay tuned."
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Couric first joined Today in 1991, when she ironically was called on to fill Deborah Norville's spot when she left on maternity leave. Couric secured the gig permanently and remained as co-anchor until she exited in 2006 for CBS Evening News. Couric currently hosts her own talk show, Katie, which ends in June. Couric also has a deal with Yahoo! as its global anchor. While Yahoo! has a partnership with ABC News, Couric's interviews aren't covered by that deal.
Louis Dowler and Jennifer Esposito
Jennifer Esposito is engaged to her longtime boyfriend Louis Dowler, the actress confirmed on Katie Couric's daytime talk show Thursday.
"He's lovely," said Esposito, who...
Alec Baldwin, Katie Couric
Alec Baldwin is sure playing against type for his upcoming guest role on Law & Order: SVU.
Baldwin, whose casting was revealed last week, will play Jimmy MacArthur, a controversial New York newspaper columnist who questions the ...
Sarah Palin hasn't always been portrayed kindly in the press (see: her infamous 2008 interview with Katie Couric, Tina Fey's Emmy-winning impression on Saturday Night Live), but on Friday, the former Vice Presidential candidate embraced the media when discussing her new show, Amazing America With Sarah Palin at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour Friday.
"I love critics," Palin said early in her remarks to some awkward laughter from ....