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Katie Couric’s “Teachable” Moment With Laverne Cox Is Something I Wish We Saw More Of In Activism

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Laverne & Katie Have A Meaningful Conversation

In January, an actress from “Orange Is The New Black” appeared on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show and it made headlines for all the wrong reasons. Laverne Cox, who is transgender, appeared with trans model Carmen Carrera. Throughout the interview, Couric kept asking the two women questions about their transition, specifically their genitalia. Cox politely corrected Couric that focusing only on body parts detracts attention away from the issues that trans folks face, like lack of legal protection and violence. Couric was roundly criticized by LGBTQ advocates afterwards for her failed  interview.

Recently, Laverne Cox appeared again on “Katie” and the two women addressed the previous interview. Keep reading »

“Orange Is The New Black” Actress Laverne Cox Teaches Katie Couric About Doing Interviews With Trans Women

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  • Transgender actress Laverne Cox, who plays Sophia, the trans woman on “Orange Is The New Black,” and model Carmen Carrera appeared yesterday on “Katie” and Katie Couric kept pushing the issue of their genitalia. Fast foward to 2 minutes and 45 seconds into this video where Laverne explains to Katie what focusing on transitions — the surgeries, the hormones — takes the attention away from the real issues that face trans folks every day: discrimination, violence, lack of legal protections. “By focusing on bodies, we don’t focus on the lived realities of that oppression and that discrimination,” she says. Well put. [Salon Keep reading »

Katie Couric Joins Yahoo As A “Global Anchor”

  • Katie Couric will join Yahoo as a “global anchor” beginning in 2014, and shoot news features to air on the site’s homepage, CEO Marissa Mayer announced in a Tumblr post today. Couric will also continue to host her talk show, “Katie,” which was just renewed for a second season. [Tumblr]
  • The Connecticut State Attorney’s Office has released its official report on the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. [Mother Jones]
  • Malin Ackerman and her husband, Roberto Zincone, are dunzo after six years. The couple welcomed their first child only seven months ago. [US Weekly]
  • I don’t know whether to laugh or be horrified by my friend Nick’s hilarious Craigslist “Missed Connection” for a woman who pretty much assaulted him in line for the Port-A-Potties at the Harvard-Yale game this weekend. [Craigslist] Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Throws Katie Couric Shade Over Instagram

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  • Kim Kardashian posted a picture of Katie Couric’s baby gift for little North West — fancy infant PJs from Barney’s, obvs — on Instagram followed by the the hashtags #MayIHumblySuggestYouNotSendGiftsThenTalkShit and #IHateFakeMediaFriends. Apparently Katie made a snide comment about the Kardashians in In Touch. Awkward. You got busted, Katie! [US Weekly]
  • “The Real World” is headed back to San Francisco for its 29th — and possibly last – season. [Variety]
  • Lauren Graham from “The Gilmore Girls” is develping a series for The CW based on her novel Someday, Someday Maybe about a young woman’s pursuit to become an actress. [TVline]
  • Amanda Bynes has been moved to the psych ward at UCLA, where her mother thinks the troubled actress will have more privacy. [RadarOnline] Keep reading »

Katie Couric Gives Manti Te’o A Hard Time In First Televised Interview Since Catfish Scandal Broke

"Aren't we splitting hairs here, Manti?"
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Gotta say, props to Katie Couric for not messin’ around in her exclusive interview with Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o. Te’o had a much publicized sob story about losing both his grandmother and his girlfriend on the same day, but it was recently revealed on Deadspin that his girlfriend Lennay did not exist and her persona was concocted by an acquaitance of Manti’s. This called many of Manti’s previous statements about Lennay into question, including the fact that he claimed that they “met” after a game and that he had told his parents she had visited him in Hawaii. So when Manti tried to tell Katie that he hadn’t lied about Lennay, she didn’t let him get away with it. Keep reading »

Katie Couric: I Was Bulimic

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 after that,” Couric says while talking to Demi Lovato, who has also struggled with eating disorders. “And I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that’s wrong, you’re full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself—whether it’s one cookie or a stick of gum that isn’t sugarless—that I would sometimes beat myself up for that.” Read more…

Jessica Simpson Shills For Weight Watchers On First Episode Of “Katie”

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Jessica Simpson Shills For Weight Watchers On "Katie"

“I’ve just had a lot of pressure on me to lose my baby weight,” said Jessica Simpson, the very first guest on Katie Couric’s new daytime talk show “Katie.”

The episode about Jessica’s post-baby weight loss was actually more tasteful than I expected — she didn’t do a huge “body reveal moment” or pull out an old pair of huge-ass pants. But at the same time, Jessica shilled, shilled, shilled and it kinda felt like an hour-long commercial for Weight Watchers. Keep reading »

Katie Couric To Duchess Kate: Eat A Sandwich

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  • Katie Couric wagged her finger at Kate Middleton and in her best maternal lecture-y voice told her to put some meat on those bones.  [Socialite Life]
  • Beyoncé doesn’t want to be friends with Kim Kardashian and gives her the “silent treatment” when they’re all hanging out together. [Hollywood Life]
  • Ingredients you need to be on the watch for when buying beauty products. I personally have to watch out for purple dyes. They give me a rash! [Betty Confidential]
  • How to lose weight without dieting: it’s all about being prepared with healthy foods to eat. [A New Mode]
  • Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds could be dunzo soon because she wants a ring on her finger but he’s still too traumatized by the ScarJo divorce. [ONTD]

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Katie Couric Is Young, Hip & YOLO-ing

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In case you weren’t aware, after Katie Couric stepped down as anchor of the “CBS Nightly News,” she announced that she would star in a nationally syndicated talk show, and is now realeasing some details about just what that show will include. Part of the package? The now famous phrase “YOLO” (You Only Live Once). Keep reading »

Katie Couric In “Kate Plus 80″

On Tuesday night, Katie Couric sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to talk about where she’s going from here. She discussed her new talk show but also said that she has a new reality series in the works. “I’m particularly excited about that. That’s what clinched the deal for me,” she said. “Because, you know, I thought people really deserved an inside look at my life because it’s so fascinating,” Cut to a promo of “Kate Plus 80.” “Okay you little monsters, dinner time,” Katie yells into a bullhorn, before slingshotting pasta and spaghetti sauce all over a big group of kids. “You get what you get and you don’t get upset.” Who knew she had good comedic timing?
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