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Katie Couric breaks the magician’s rule

Katie Couric is a woman of many talents and, apparently, doing magic is one of them. She showed off this fact yesterday while filming her show, “Katie,” by taking a penny and pushing it through her head and out her mouth. Yeah, the trick is almost believable.

However, Couric apparently didn’t get the memo that a magician never reveals her tricks. Because after right after, she gives the audience a tutorial in how to do it. That was the sound of David Copperfield shaking his head.

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Katie Couric says that Kate Middleton is just “too thin”


By Kate Torgovnick

Katie Couric starts her new talk show “Katie” in T-minus six days. And in a Q&A following a test-taping for the new show, Couric was asked who her dream guest would be.

According to the Daily Beast, Couric responded, “I think it would be really interesting to interview Kate Middleton because I think she has comported herself so well since she has been thrust in the limelight. [But] I think she needs to eat more because she’s so thin.”

Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge is one extraordinarily slender woman. But so is Couric, no? I find this comment especially interesting given Kate Richlin-Zack’s Lazy Girl’s Guide to Fitness from yesterday in which she wrote of her size 16 to size 6 weight loss, “Everyone’s an effing critic! But when I was 210lbs, no one was in my face telling me, ‘Put down the donuts, because you could stand to lose a few.’ It’s a double standard — while it’s socially acceptable to tell someone they’re too thin but, it’s not okay to tell someone they’re too fat?”

So what do you think—was it okay for Couric to say that Middleton needs to eat more? And how do you think Buckingham Palace will react, given that Couric had unprecedented access to the royal family for the ABC News special “The Real Queen: By Her Own Royal Family with Katie Couric?” And finally, should one ever criticize a fellow Kate?

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Things I didn’t know about Katie Couric? That she’s a bacon-loving karaoke fiend!

Katie CouricNormally, so-called America’s Sweethearts completely and totally work my nerves. But this is not the case with Katie Couric. Confession: I love Couric. I love her dimples, her perfect highlights, her perkiness, her journalistic cred, her cancer advocacy work, and yes I could go on but I will spare you. So I was very pleased to see that US Weekly had Couric do its column “25 Things You Didn’t Know About Me” this week. Here are my favorite items on her list:

My best Christmas gift ever was when Al Roker gave me a Bacon of the Month club membership.

I love karaoke. I do a mean Patsy Cline.

I’d love to star in a Broadway musical — if I could sing!

My happy place is the beach at 5 p.m., after people have left. The light is so beautiful.

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Katie Couric versus Sarah Palin: who won the morning show war?

Katie Couric and Sarah Palin

It’s hard to forget Katie Couric’s classic interview of Sarah Palin back in 2008, when we discovered that the then-vice presidential nominee couldn’t name a single newspaper that she read regularly and that she considered Alaska’s proximity to Russia the mainstay of her foreign policy experience. Well, yesterday the two women matched wits on the small screen again. See, Couric had been called in to host “Good Morning America” for the week while Robin Roberts is on vacation, in something of a middle finger to NBC as she spent 15 years hosting its rival show, “Today.” Perhaps as payback, “Today” invited Palin to host yesterday. The stage for a Couric versus Palin rematch was set, with the prime question being—could “GMA” overtake ratings leader “Today” with Couric’s help?

So how did things go?

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Kate of the Week: Kate Hudson not secretly married, Katie Couric the next Oprah?

Katy Perry surrounded at French train station

Looks likes the Kates, Katys, and Catherines of the world have been mighty busy this week. Here, your weekly roundup of name-specific news.

  • Katy Perry covered Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “N***** in Paris” for BBC Radio 1 in London. [The Hollywood Gossip]
  • The next day, she headed to Paris, where she was met at the train station by new beau Baptiste Giabiconi. That photo above gives me a new understanding of what it’s like to have photographers charting your every move. Terrifying! [Daily Mail]
  • Apparently, Perry also warned a woman celebrating her bachelorette party at a London club, “Don’t do it! Don’t get married.” [NY Post]
  • And shot back at reports that she insulted Beyoncé by tweeting, “Havin a slow news day or what?!? Get a life, cuz it’s not mine!” [E! Online]
  • Author Kate Stone Lombardi shoots big ole holes in theory that guys who are close to their mothers are wimps in her book “The Mama’s Boy Myth.” [ABC News]
  • After saying earlier in the week “when my daughter married a British rocker,” and launching intense media speculation that Kate Hudson had secretly married Matthew Bellamy of Muse, Goldie Hawn has corrected the record and said it’s not true. [Chicago Tribune]
  • Speaking of Hudson, here she is without makeup. Shopping—gasp—at a cosmetics store. [Us Weekly]
  • Katie Mallock, the host of Canadian radio show “Jazzbeat,” has retired after four decades. Good luck, Katie! [Winnipeg Free Press]
  • Kate Middleton is “over the moon” that Prince William has returned to the Falkland Islands. Here’s hoping that she keeps up her tradition of speeches and appearances now that her hubby is back. [Daily Beast]
  • Kate Moss goes to the Ritz Hotel for Vogue in this stunning photo spread. [Vogue]
  • An op-ed at Politico says that the public tearing down of female politicians was also a problem in Catherine the Great’s time. Sigh. [Politico]

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