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Weekend News Roundup: Kardashian Prenup Watch, Ice-T & Coco Renew Vows & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 4th 2011 7:15PM
Kris Humphries & Kim KardashianLove is in the entertainment news air this weekend.

We've seen Kim Kardashian's engagement rock, pondered rumors that she's pregnant and heard all the talk about changing her name to Humphries (Mama Kris is not thrilled), but Kardashian Wedding Watch 2011 continues.

Now TMZ is reporting that Kim and fiance Kris Humphries are working out a prenup before they get hitched. Kim is worth an estimated $35 million, while Humphries' assets are somewhere in the $8 million ballpark.

The couple is reportedly telling friends "it's the smart thing to do."

In other TV news ...

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Katie Couric Close to Signing ABC Talk Show Deal

by Catherine Lawson, posted May 20th 2011 9:30AM
Katie CouricEver since Katie Couric announced she was stepping down from 'The CBS Evening News' there's been constant speculation as to what she'll do next.

The most persistent rumor has linked her with ABC and that network's plans to fill the Oprah-sized hole in their daytime lineup. Now, it seems as though Couric will indeed be getting her own daytime talk show.

Even though she signed off from 'Evening News' last night, Couric's still under contract with CBS until June 6, so no official announcement about her future is expected for another few days. However, 'The Los Angeles Times' says she's close to signing a deal to launch a new ABC syndicated talk show in the fall of 2012. And, that it may reunite Couric with her former 'Today' colleague, Matt Lauer.

The 'Times' says that while much of the deal has been has been hammered out, there are still outstanding "issues" surrounding compensation. Couric landed a record-breaking $15-million payday when she signed with CBS.

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Katie Couric Bids Farewell to The CBS Evening News (VIDEO)

by PopEater Staff, posted May 20th 2011 5:10AM
Katie CouricAs rumors continue to swirl about what she'll do next, Katie Couric has signed off for the last time from the CBS Evening News.

Her departure Thursday night came after almost five years after she became the first woman to anchor a nightly news broadcast.

E!Online.com reports that Couric bid farewell following a montage featuring some of her most memorable moments, including interviews with President Barack Obama, Valerie Plame, Alex Rodriguez and Clint Eastwood, trips to the Middle East and Africa, and coverage of the Royal Wedding and the death of Osama Bin Laden.

"To all of you watching, thank you so much for coming along with me on this incredible journey," Couric said. "That's the CBS Evening News for tonight. I'm Katie Couric. Good night."

The 54-year-old reporter, who joined CBS in 2006, says of her next move, "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling ... I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."

See her final sign off after the jump.

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'Breaking In' Still (Possibly) Alive, Katie Couric's Last Day and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted May 14th 2011 11:30AM
Breaking InAll hope is not lost for the recently canceled Fox series 'Breaking In.'

According to Deadline, the network is moving the freshman comedy to its Tuesday night comedy block to see how it performs in that time slot. 'Breaking In' has only aired after 'American Idol,' so maybe a new audience on a new night could change things for the show.

The season (and possible series) finale will now air at 9:30PM on Tuesday after 'Raising Hope,' and the 'American Idol' performance show will run two hours.

Additionally, Fox has not quite closed the doors on its pilots 'Exit Strategy' with Ethan Hawke, 'Family Album,' 'Little in Common,' 'Smothered' and 'Locke & Key.' All are either under consideration for midseason or being shopped to other networks. NBC's 'Metro' and 'A Mann's World' are also still alive, according to Deadline.

These pilots, on the other hand, are definitely dead: At ABC, 'Identity,' 'Hallelujah,' 'Grace,' 'Georgetown,' 'Poe,' 'Partners,' 'My Freakin' Family,' 'Other People's Kids,' 'Bad Mom' and 'Lost & Found.' At NBC, 'Wonder Woman,' 'Reconstruction,' '17th Precinct,' 'Brave New World,' 'I Hate That I Love You,' 'Lovelives,' 'My Life As An Experiment' and 'Family Practice.'

In other weekend TV news ...

'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey will guest on 'White Collar.' She'll play a "skilled hacker" in an episode of the USA series. [TV Guide]

Katie Couric's last day at CBS Evening News will be May 19. The anchor's contract expires June 4, when she's expected to announce plans to host a daytime talk show, possibly on ABC. [THR]

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Goodbye, 'General Hospital'; Hello, Katie Couric Talk Show?

by Chris Harnick, posted May 5th 2011 10:30AM
Katie CouricCould Katie Couric's potential new ABC talk show kill 'General Hospital'? That's the latest buzz.

According to TMZ, Couric is close to signing a $20 million deal with ABC. The new deal would entail ABC News and '20/20' specials, fill-in anchoring gigs and a syndicated one-hour talk show. The show would debut September 2012. If that deal happens, ABC is considering giving the hour of programming space 'General Hospital' now occupies back to its affiliates.

'General Hospital' is the third-longest-running soap on the air, and after January 2012, it will be the only soap on ABC. In April, ABC canceled 'One Life to Live' and 'All My Children.' The two soaps will be replaced by lifestyle/talk shows 'The Chew' and 'The Revolution.'

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No Katie Couric Talk Show for CBS

by Chris Harnick, posted May 4th 2011 4:00PM
Katie CouricKatie Couric won't be staying in business with CBS after all. According to TV Guide, CBS no longer has a syndicated talk show offer on the table with the outgoing 'CBS Evening News' anchor.

Couric reportedly was in talks with the network for the daytime series, but negotiations broke down regarding how big a role she'd have at CBS News.

CBS's plan had Couric maintaining a presence at '60 Minutes' and 'CBS Sunday Morning.' However, Couric was offered a deal at ABC that gave her a wider role on the network, including the 2012 presidential election coverage and prime-time specials.

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Scott Pelley to Replace Katie Couric on 'CBS Evening News'

by Jean Bentley, posted May 3rd 2011 10:38AM
Scott PelleyAfter weeks of speculation, CBS announced today that Scott Pelley will replace Katie Couric as anchor of 'CBS Evening News.'

Pelley, a 22-year veteran of CBS news, was the front-runner for the job and will lead his first newscast as anchor and managing editor on June 6.

The award-winning journalist has reported for '60 Minutes' since 2004 and worked as the network's chief White House correspondent. In recent years, he's covered everything from the tsunami in Japan to the recession in the U.S., and interviewed people like President George Bush, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

"I am delighted to join the terrific team at the 'CBS Evening News,'" Pelley said in a statement. "It's a privilege to work alongside the most gifted and talented journalists in the industry."

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Katie Couric Officially Leaving 'CBS Evening News'

by PopEater Staff, posted Apr 26th 2011 3:45PM
Katie Couric Announces Departure from 'CBS Evening News' Katie Couric has made it official: She'll sign off for good from her position at 'CBS Evening News' in the coming months.

While there have been rumors for weeks regarding a potential career change for Couric, the anchor hadn't officially announced anything until today, when she confirmed the news to PEOPLE.

"I have decided to step down from the 'CBS Evening News,'" Couric announced. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the 'CBS Evening News' and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for '60 Minutes' and 'CBS Sunday Morning.' In making the decision to move on, I know the 'Evening News' will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

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Katie Couric Heading to ABC?

by Chris Harnick, posted Apr 26th 2011 1:30PM
Katie CouricKatie Couric's departure from 'CBS Evening News' is expected within a week, but what will she do after she leaves the news desk? According to TV Guide Magazine, ABC is pushing to land the ex-'Today' show anchor.

While there's still an offer for Couric to remain at CBS with a spot on '60 Minutes' and a talk show, insiders told the magazine ABC is offering Couric lots of exposure on their network. ABC wants her talk show and has reportedly offered Couric a role in the news coverage of the 2012 presidential election and primetime specials.

Couric's talks with CBS have been ongoing, but as they grow longer its looking like a deal won't be made. '60 Minutes' correspondent Scott Pelley will replace Couric on 'CBS Evening News,' where she has been the anchor since 2006. The move will be officially announced after the CBS Royal Wedding coverage later this week.

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CBS to Announce Katie Couric's Departure, Scott Pelley's Promotion After Royal Wedding

by PopEater Staff, posted Apr 25th 2011 12:45PM
According to a report in the The New York Times, CBS finally has a plan in place to say farewell to Katie Couric at 'CBS Evening News.' Sources familiar with the exit strategy told the Times that a major announcement will be made when Couric returns from covering the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

What will they say? According to four insiders who spoke on the condition of anonymity, CBS will announce in early May that her successor at the 'Evening News' will be '60 Minutes' correspondent Scott Pelley.

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Katie Couric Tells Matt Lauer She'll Decide on Future 'In the Next Few Weeks' (VIDEO)

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 13th 2011 10:45AM
Matt Lauer interviews Katie Couric on 'Today'In a bit of a surprise, Katie Couric stopped by her old stomping grounds on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to promote her new book 'The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.' After she and her old co-anchor Matt Lauer engaged in some chit-chat about the book, Lauer got down to brass tacks, asking Katie what her future plans are.

Couric played coy with Lauer, though she did say she was "excited" about the future. While saying she's really enjoying what she does as the anchor of the 'CBS Evening News,' she also said that "I'm really just in the middle of figuring it out."

Lauer noted that since her contract runs out in June, that time is running short. Is it a matter that she's made up her mind already and hasn't made her decision public? She claims she hasn't, saying that the best place for her may be right where she is on the 'Evening News.' "I'll call you as soon as I know," she joked with Lauer, picking up the banter with him as if she never left.

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Katie Couric Awkwardly Deflects Questions About Her Future Plans on 'The View' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 12th 2011 3:15PM
Barbara Walters and Katie Couric on 'The View'There has been frequent speculation lately that Katie Couric will be leaving 'CBS Evening News' for another show, perhaps even for her old gig on 'Today.' Couric dodged most of Barbara Walters' pointed questions today on 'The View' about her job status, saying there has been no announcement and her plans, whatever they may be, are not public.

"Will you finally confirm that you're leaving already?" Walters said.

"I don't think it's my place to do that," said Couric. "I haven't made a decision. I'm in the middle of discussions." Couric would say only that she is exploring different opportunities and "figuring things out," while still enjoying her job at CBS. Walters asked if anyone could have saved the 'Evening News,' a question which made Couric bristle a bit, insisting she was proud of the work, valuing quality over ratings.

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Katie Couric, Matt Lauer to Reunite on 'Today'

by Jean Bentley, posted Apr 11th 2011 11:30AM
Katie Couric, Matt LauerKatie Couric and Matt Lauer will reunite when the 'CBS Evening News' anchor drops by her old stomping grounds at the 'Today' show to promote her new book on Wednesday morning.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Couric will chat with Lauer about her book, 'The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives,' which comes out tomorrow.

Beyond their mini-reunion Wednesday, Couric and Lauer could form a long-lasting partnership again. The New York Times is reporting that Couric could recruit Lauer for the syndicated talk show she'll almost certainly start up after she leaves her current anchor post when her contract expires in a few months.

A rep for NBC's 'Today' told AOL TV, "There have been a lot of rumors and speculation circulating through the press, and we'd prefer not to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer is under contract with NBC News for a long time."

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Who Will Replace Katie Couric on the 'CBS Evening News'?

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 4th 2011 1:30PM
Katie CouricIn what could be the least-surprising news we've heard this year, the A.P. found out from their sources over the weekend that Katie Couric is going to be leaving the 'CBS Evening News' this year to start her own daytime talk show in 2012.

It wasn't just the consistent third-place finish that prompted Couric to leave; it seemed like she wasn't 100 percent comfortable in the role of network evening news anchor. She likes talking to people, and in the daytime arena she'll be able to excel in the way she did when she was on the 'Today' show for 15 years.

So, it now comes down to who is going to replace Couric at the anchor desk. It doesn't seem like CBS will make the same move it made five years ago when it courted Couric; who knows if they even have $15 million per year to throw around anymore. But there seem to be plenty of internal and external candidates for CBS to consider for the job. After the jump, a quick list possibilities and a chance to take a poll so you can tell us who you'd like to see win the job.

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Katie Couric Quits 'CBS Evening News' to Host Daytime Talk Show

by Catherine Lawson, posted Apr 4th 2011 7:45AM
Katie CouricRumors have been swirling for weeks about what Katie Couric will do when her CBS contract expires this summer. Now, The Associated Press reports that she is heading to fill the Oprah-sized hole in the daytime talk show lineup.

According to The AP, Couric will step down from her role as anchor of the 'CBS Evening News' after almost five years in the job. The AP says a network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move Sunday night.

No departure date has been set, but Couric's contract expires June 4th. She is now expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012, and several companies -- including CBS -- are reportedly vying for her services.

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