Katie Couric may return to ‘Today’ as a temporary fill-in co-host

05.05.14 3 years ago

Katie Couric may return to “Today” as a temporary fill-in co-host
Couric is in talks to take over for Savannah Guthrie when she goes on maternity leave.

Barbara Walters: “The View” may add a man
Walters tells “Extra”: “'The View” is entering its 18th year. I thought when I created it, the show might last two years. These women are wonderful, and I don”t know, maybe, maybe we”ll add a man… ah, what a thought.”

“SNL” writer Leslie Jones responds to outrage over her “SNL” Weekend Update slavery sketch
Jones, one of two black female writers “Saturday Night Live” hired earlier this year, was under fire on Twitter for saying on Weekend Update, “Back in the slave days, my love life would have been way better. Master would have hooked me up with the best brother on the plantation.” On Twitter, Jones responded to the backlash, tweeting: “Ok I wasn't gonna say any thing because I know that dumb people know how to use the computer too, but now this is so ridiculous. PLUS: “SNL” ties its season low with Andrew Garfield, was “The Beygency” the best “SNL” sketch of all time?, and watch the chicken wing ’80s sitcom sketch that was cut from dress rehearsal.

“Game of Thrones” director talks about going off-book for the 2nd week in a row
Michelle MacLaren, who helmed the last two episodes, says: “It”s really exciting for the writers and the fans to broach beyond the books. It's exciting to explore different areas that are obviously inspired by the books. Dan and David are such great writers it's exciting to see where they are going to go moving beyond the books, which is starting to happen more and more.” PLUS: Producers made a pact to ignore web comments this season, this week”s episode offered a big revelation, and “Bran” on shooting that scene.

Lara Logan's return to “60 Minutes” appears “less and less certain”
New York Magazine details how the CBS foreign correspondent got into trouble with her flawed Benghazi report.

“Idol” contestant apologizes for calling the show”s fans “retards”
Caleb Johnson insists he was referring to only fans who were “wackos.”

“Mistresses” casts John Heard as Alyssa Milano”s dad
“The Sopranos” alum will play the father who walked out on Milano”s character when she was a child.

Here are 29 revelations from “The Simpsons”” Lego episode
Turns out Homer is an iPhone user.

“Orange is the New Black,” George Takei honored by the GLAAD Media Awards
Takei was honored for promoting equality for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, while “OINTB” was selected as outstanding comedy.

Neil deGrasse Tyson gets customized space-themed clothing
“I have about 100 celestial ties and about six celestial vests,” says the “Cosmos” host, whose wardrobe is specially made by a bridal designer.

Watch the trailer for “Star Wars Rebels”
Disney XD celebrated “Star Wars Day” with the release of the full trailer.

Chickadee from “Honey Boo Boo” weds
Honey Boo Boo”s oldest sister, 19-year-old Anna (AKA Chickadee), tied the knot over the weekend.

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