I'm gonna be quite honest here and admit I'm having a tough time following this story. I'm talking a really tough time — like math class tough!
From what I can gather, some Notre Dame player named Manti Te'o claimed he led his university's football program almost to a national championship, all to honor his dead girlfriend. Only problem is, the girlfriend isn't dead. In fact, there is no girlfriend; it was all allegedly some internet weirdo "catfishing" the athlete!
Katie Couric is airing an exclusive interview with the Heisman Trophy runner-up and his parents today on her talk show. Will the Perky One be able to get to the bottom of this case of computer love gone terribly wrong? Check your local listings for Katie airtimes. Watch a couple of sneak peeks below!
In October, Deadline reported Jeff Zucker, former CEO of NBCUniversal and Katie executive producer, was among the possible contenders to take over ratings-challenged cable news channel CNN. Now The New York Times is reporting the four-month search is focusing on Zucker.
Several news executives close to Mr. Zucker said this week that they believed he had been chosen to run CNN, and they expected the appointment to be announced soon. People close to the Time Warner chief executive, Jeffrey L. Bewkes, also identified Mr. Zucker. A Time Warner spokesman declined to comment.
It's no secret that Katie Couric's self-titled talk show is experiencing ratings and creative woes, which has Couric embarking on a new publicity tour. In a new interview with New York Daily News, Couric reveals she had low expectations for her $80 million vehicle right out the gate. Said Couric:
“I certainly didn’t have high expectations for myself,” Couric, 55, told the Daily News. “I wanted to do a show that I thought was interesting, compelling and enlightening, and while I knew that there were going to be some inevitable comparisons to Oprah Winfrey, I tried to throw water on them every chance I got.” READ MORE