Report: Katie Couric upset with her talk show’s gossipy new direction

Report: Katie Couric upset with her talk show’s gossipy new direction

In response to “Katie’s” ratings decline, Season 2 will be more “gossip-centric” and “dumbed down,” according to the NY Daily News.

Gabrielle Union: Losing “Scandal” to Kerry Washington wasn’t such a bad thing

“I said to myself, ‘Oh my God, these roles are out there,'” says Union, who tonight begins starring in BET’s “Being Mary Jane.” “It showed me that you don’t have to settle. Luckily, the success of her and the show bred more work. Just from the audition process, I knew that I couldn’t go backward.”

Bill Hader is the new “Mr. Peanut,” replacing Robert Downey Jr.
The former “SNL” star will voice the Planters character in commercials.

Ex-MTV VJ Kennedy: Michael Jordan tried to win my virginity in a dice game

Kennedy, who was known on L.A. radio as “The Virgin Kennedy,” writes in her memoir that Jordan told her, “If I win, you come back to my hotel room with me tonight.”

NBC taking “Community” and “Hannibal” to Comic-Con, but not “Dracula”
“Revolution,” “Grimm” and “The Blacklist” will also be in attendance.

Randy Jackson’s next gig: Producing for Smokey Robinson
The former “Idol” judge will helm Robinson’s duets album.

“Once Upon a Time” reveals its season premiere title
“The Heart of the Truest Believer.”

Michael Palin signs on for a WWI drama for BBC

The former “Monty Python” star has joined “The Wipers Times,” about soldiers who put out a satirical newspaper during the Great War.

NYC’s Lincoln Center to host a free “Breaking Bad” marathon
Every episode will be shown over five nights starting later this month, followed by a cast Q&A.

Bill Cosby hosting a “Cosby Show” sweater tournament
The 64-sweater tournament has been broken into four “regions”: Argyles, Cardigans, Cashmeres and Pullovers.