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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…

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