Topic: Katie Couric

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Why the Hell Should We Care If Female News Anchors Want To Go Sleeveless?

Over at Slate Libby Copeland made a fuss about female news anchors wearing no sleeves on camera. She said that for some notable anchors like Mika Brzezinski, Gretchen Carlson, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford (I guess we can call them news anchors?) sleeveless dresses and tops could even be called defining characteristics for them. Yes, female anchors are less covered up than they were even 20 years ago (she mentioned that in her first few years at Today Katie Couric wore turtlenecks under blazers) but why the hell do we care? More »

Jessica Simpson Doesn’t See Any Money From Weight Watchers Until She Loses All The Pounds

Jessica Simpson Doesn't See Any Money From Weight Watchers Until She Loses All The Pounds

Umm, does Jessica Simpson have a lawyer? You’d think a woman who runs a nearly billion-dollar fashion empire would have a lawyer to look over contracts because this seems like a detail you’d want to look over a few times. On the premiere of Katie Couric’s new show Katie, Jessica told the host she won’t receive the any of the money from her $3 million deal with Weight Watchers until she reaches her target weight. More »

Robin Roberts Starts Medical Leave Early, Departing Today From ‘Good Morning America’

Robin Roberts Starts Medical Leave Early, Departing Today From 'Good Morning America'

When “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts announced in June that she had been diagnosed with a rare blood disorder called MDS, she said that she would undergo a bone-marrow transplant this fall, and would eventually have to miss a few months of work. Her last day at work before the transplant was supposed to be tomorrow, but this morning Roberts said that she had moved up her last day to today. She said today she is “about to embark upon a journey,” adding, “This will be my final morning for a while.” More »

Ann Curry Has Become Nothing But A Pawn In The Today Show/GMA Battle

Ann Curry Has Become Nothing But A Pawn In The Today Show/GMA Battle

Ann Curry is mostly likely being fired from The Today Show because of a 37-year long feud between Today and Good Morning America and it’s unfair. For the first time in 16 years, during the month of April, GMA beat Today in the ratings. Even though Today was back on top a few days later, the network has decided this is clearly Anne’s fault because she is the newest addition to the anchor seat (she took the helm last year after Meredith Vieira left.) After years of being an extremely loyal employee and hard worker, Ann Curry has becoming nothing but a pawn in a corporate money battle.
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Matt Lauer Should Share The Blame With His Co-Workers

Matt Lauer Should Share The Blame With His Co-Workers

With every new story about Matt Lauer and The Today Show, I become more and more convinced that he’s a really horrible person to work with. I know, he’s America’s nice guy. He and Katie Couric were sweeter than a couple of cupcakes. I realize that I’m insulting television royalty here. But I get the impression that Mr. Lauer is one of the worst co-workers I can imagine.
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With Sarah Palin Snipe, Matt Lauer Proves To Be A Horrible Co-Worker

With Sarah Palin Snipe, Matt Lauer Proves To Be A Horrible Co-Worker

No matter what your political leanings are, I think we can all agree that Sarah Palin has proven that she has a place in the entertainment industry. With her book tours, social media presence and yes, television appearances, Palin has cemented herself as a pop culture icon and talking head staple.

While the former-governor might not entice me to turn on The Today Show this week, it’s not like NBC was completely off-the-wall when they decided to bring in the Original Rogue to co-anchor the morning show. I respect this woman’s career as a political commentator and a television personality, even if I don’t agree with her politics. At all. Like not even a little.

If someone who vehemently disagree with this woman can be accepting of Palin on The Today Show, you would expect that her co-workers over at NBC could at least be civil with her, right? I guess that would make you just as naive as me. More »

Morning Show Showdown! Katie Couric Vs. Sarah Palin, Round 2

Morning Show Showdown! Katie Couric Vs. Sarah Palin, Round 2

When Katie Couric interviewed Sarah Palin during the 2008 presidential campaign, it was one of the most iconic — and painful — moments of the election. Couric asked Palin what newspapers and magazines she read, Palin failed to name even one, and a legendary moment was born. Tomorrow, the two women have a chance to compete head to head again when Couric guest-hosts Good Morning America and Palin sits in as guest host at Today. Grab your popcorn!
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5 Facts About Anne Sweeney, President Of Disney/ABC Television Group

5 Facts About Anne Sweeney, President Of Disney/ABC Television Group

Forbes just released its annual list of the 50 Most Powerful Women In Business. One of the biggest winners was Anne Sweeney, who at number 14 overtook Oprah to become the head of list for Hollywood. A power-house in the entertainment industry, Sweeney was responsible for bringing Katie Couric back to daytime TV. This lady has an impressive portfolio and she’s only going to gain more name recognition. So let’s learn a little more about this year’s most powerful woman in television.

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