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Orlando Bloom's son Flynn steals the show at Walk of Fame Star ceremony [PHOTOS]

Orlando Bloom's son Flynn steals the show at Walk of Fame Star ceremony [PHOTOS]

HOLLYWOOD, April 3 (UPI) -- Orlando Bloom's son Flynn stole the show at his father's Walk of Fame Star ceremony on Wednesday.
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Justin Bieber gets sassy in deposition, loses cool over Selena Gomez

Justin Bieber gets sassy in deposition, loses cool over Selena Gomez

MIAMI, March 7 (UPI) -- Justin Bieber got sassy during a four-and-a-half hour deposition on Thursday and lost his cool when a lawyer questioned him about ex-flame Selena Gomez.
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Katie Couric to play herself in Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' episode

Katie Couric to play herself in Mariska Hargitay's 'Law & Order: SVU' episode

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Katie Couric will play herself, as a talk show host grilling Alec Baldwin's character, on the Mariska Hargitay-directed episode of "Law & Order: SVU."
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Iconic 'Got Milk?' tagline dropped for 'Milk Life'

Iconic 'Got Milk?' tagline dropped for 'Milk Life'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The Milk Processor Education program is switching its 'Got Milk?' tagline for 'Milk Life' to promote increased consumption of milk amid declining sales.
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Katie Couric to marry this summer

Katie Couric to marry this summer

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Katie Couric tells Howard Stern he's not invited to her wedding, but to the party after.
By DANIELLE HAYNES, UPI.com
Laverne Cox 'deeply moved' by reaction to controversial Katie Couric interview

Laverne Cox 'deeply moved' by reaction to controversial Katie Couric interview

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The "Orange is the New Black" actress said she's grateful that Katie Couric's show gave her the opportunity to "highlight the deep humanity of trans people’s lives in the media."
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014.
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'Katie' to air live for most of remaining season

HOLLYWOOD, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Katie Couric's talk show is scheduled to switch to a live format for much of its last six months due to budget concerns, sources told the Hollywood Reporter.
'Katie' canceled after two seasons

'Katie' canceled after two seasons

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Katie Couric announced Thursday her syndicated talk show, "Katie," which tapes in New York, will end in June after two seasons.
Katie Couric apologizes for HPV 'anti-vaccine' segment

Katie Couric apologizes for HPV 'anti-vaccine' segment

Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Katie Couric has responded to backlash over an episode of her talk show that many said was anti-science and anti-vaccine, calling the criticism "valid."
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Katie Couric to become Yahoo! news anchor next year

Katie Couric to become Yahoo! news anchor next year

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Internet giant Yahoo! announced Monday U.S. broadcast journalist Katie Couric will become its global news anchor next year.
Katie Couric officially hired as Yahoo's 'global anchor'

Katie Couric officially hired as Yahoo's 'global anchor'

Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Katie Couric help Yahoo develop its global news programming.
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Katie Couric to leave ABC News for Yahoo, reports say

Katie Couric to leave ABC News for Yahoo, reports say

Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Katie Couric is on the move again -- this time into online news.
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Katie Couric leaving ABC for Yahoo! -- report

Katie Couric leaving ABC for Yahoo! -- report

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Broadcast journalist Katie Couric is negotiating an exit package with ABC, so she can move on to a new post at Yahoo! The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

Shellie Zimmerman: Something 'snapped' in George

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Shellie Zimmerman says her estranged husband, George Zimmerman, who was arrested again in Florida this week, has changed since they married in 2007.
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Katherine Anne "Katie" Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She currently serves as Special Correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials. Starting in Fall 2012, she will host Katie, a daytime talk show on ABC. She has anchored the CBS Evening News, reported for 60 Minutes, and hosted Today. She was the first solo female anchor of a weekday evening news program on one of the three traditional U.S. broadcast networks. Couric's first book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary was a New York Times best-seller.

Couric was born in Arlington, Virginia, the daughter of Elinor Tullie (née Hene), a homemaker and part-time writer, and the late John Martin Couric Jr., a public relations executive and news editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the United Press in Washington, D.C. Her mother was Jewish, but Couric was raised Episcopalian. Couric's maternal grandparents, Bert Hene and Clara L. Froshin, were the children of Jewish immigrants from Germany. In a report for Today, she traced her paternal ancestry back to a French orphan who immigrated to the U.S. in the nineteenth century and became a broker in the cotton business.

Couric attended Arlington Public Schools: Jamestown Elementary, Williamsburg Middle School, and Yorktown High School and was a cheerleader. As a high school student, she was an intern at Washington, D.C. all-news radio station WAVA. She enrolled at her father's alma mater, the University of Virginia, in 1975 and was a Delta Delta Delta sorority sister. Couric served in several positions at UVA's award-winning daily newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. During her third year at UVA, Couric was chosen to live as Head Resident of The Lawn, the heart of Thomas Jefferson's Academical Village. She graduated in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English with a focus on American Studies.

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