Robert De Niro has emotional breaks down on Katie, video below. Robert De Niro broke down in tears on Katie while discussing the subject of bipolar disorder in Silver Linings Playbook. The acting icon began to cry after Katie Couric asked him, “Did you feel a greater responsibility about doing a film that [director David O. Russell] had so much personally invested in?” referring to the fact that Russell’s own son has a mood disorder.
Russell’s son Matthew plays the nosy next door neighbor whom De Niro chases out of the yard in the film). De Niro started, “Oh, of course, I understand what he…” before getting too choked up to continue. Cooper comforted De Niro by putting his hand on his costar’s shoulder.
It was rumored to be happening, and now it’s officially true – Katie Couric will be stepping down from her position as CBS Evening News anchor. Â In her statement, she mentioned that she wants to move to a TV format that will allow her more journalistic freedom.
This fits in with the other rumors that she’s looking into hosting her own daytime show – perhaps not a talk show in particular, but something that combines human interest stories with investigative reporting. Â As for Katie’s anchor position, Scott Pelley of 60 Minutes will be taking over that position, but not until June, as that’s when Katie’s current contract ends.
It’s not exactly official yet, but all signs point to Katie Couric leaving her CBS Evening News position for good. Â Couric is said to have found her role as anchor too restrictive, and she wants to branch out and try to do her own show, perhaps a talk show where she can control the content and the tone.
But that doesn’t mean she’s necessarily leaving the network itself – in fact, CBS is one of the main networks Katie’s in talks with to get a syndicated show under way. Â She’s also talking to other networks like CNN and NBC, so it’ll be interesting to see who offers her a deal she likes.
Could silver-haired fox Anderson Cooper be leaving CNN to replace Katie Couric on CBS? That’s what the rumor mill is pondering today. According to the New York Times, Anderson Cooper met with CBS executives recently to discuss his future plans, which might just include an anchor job with the network.
It’s no secret Katie Couric hasn’t been much of a ratings grabber for CBS’s Evening News program and her contract will be expiring next year. CBS News President Sean McManus recently said the network has no plans to boot Couric from her anchor spot, but that hasn’t stopped the gossip-mongers from wondering if CBS might be scouting for her replacement.
Anderson Cooper already contributes to CBS’s 60 Minutes program in addition to his anchor duties on Anderson Cooper 360. Previous rumors circulated that CBS considered courting Cooper to take over The Early Show, but that never panned out.
Whether Anderson Cooper does replace Katie Couric or keeps on trucking on CNN, we’ll follow him anywhere. CNN or CBS, Cooper is still the hottest anchor out there. And wouldn’t you rather take your daily dose of bad news with a side dish of gorgeous? We certainly would!
* Update: Cooper’s reps have reportedlyÂ told Politico.comÂ there is no truth to the rumor he has been discussing replacing Katie CouricÂ with CBS. “Reports that Cooper has recently met with CBS News re: an anchor position are false. He is not engaged in any additional conversations with them beyond those necessary for his continuing role on 60 Minutes,” his reps said in a press statement.
This isn’t exactly fresh news, but we just saw this video of Katie Couric dancing and couldn’t resist sharing. The video is actually just a compilation of still photos of Katie Couric dirty dancing and shaking her bum, but it’s almost as good as a stream.
There is just something so amusing about watching Katie Couric get down, especially watching her shove her ass into some cute girl’s lap. Who knew the suit-wearing Couric could be so naughty? In a public setting no less?
The photos of Katie Couric dancing were reportedly taken at a party celebrating her new anchorship of CBS Evening News. So they aren’t really new, but we hadn’t seen them before. In case you haven’t either, check ’em out below to see an entirely new side of Katie Couric!
What do you think? Should Katie Couric think about signing on for the next Dancing With the Stars? Or flee in shame never to dance in public again?
Ooh, Lil Wayne brought the street to the set when he sat down with that queen of gangsta culture…Katie Couric. Lil Wayne spent about 11 minutes with perky “Miss Katie”, and let her know what life was and is like for the reigning King Of Rap. Hint: Weezy is a bowling, music journalist who loves him some chronic.