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Katie Couric Says She Was 'Shaken' & 'Uncomfortable' After This Denzel Washington Interview

Katie Couric is speaking out about the “uncomfortable” interview she had with Denzel Washington back in 2004.

A little backstory: Katie interviewed Denzel on Dateline back in 2004 to promote his film The Manchurian Candidate. During the interview, Katie asked if “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

Denzel then responded, “I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all. Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there. So, I don’t – that’s like saying – calling you a ‘type’ of folks. I’m not a Hollywood folk. I don’t know who they are.”

“Are you one of those people that–” Katie said, attempting to rephrase the question.

Denzel then interrupted, “Ah, there you go. Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?” “Oh, stop, stop, stop,” Katie said.

“No, don’t stop. I heard what you just said. ‘Am I one of those people?’ No, I’m not,” Denzel said.

“No, are you an actor who would rather not —” Katie responded back. He then said, “No, I’m not that either. I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

Well, all these years later, Katie spoke about the interview on her recent “Everything Iconic With Danny Pellegrino” podcast appearance.

“I think he totally misconstrued a question I asked and kind of jumped all over me. It was so uncomfortable because he was doing it with Meryl Streep…” Katie said. “I don’t think I said anything wrong… I don’t know what happened.”

Katie continued, “I think he must have been having a really bad day because he later wrote a really big check to my colon cancer organization, which I thought was super sweet. I love him, I admire him so much. He’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out and feeling really kind of shaken that he had kind of gone after me in a way that was completely, weirdly uncalled for.”

On that same podcast, Katie opened up about another subject everyone has been anxiously awaiting her opinion on.

Katie Couric Shares Thoughts on 'The Morning Show' & Jennifer Aniston's Performance

There have been rumors that Jennifer Aniston‘s character on the Apple TV+ series The Morning Show is based on The Today Show‘s Katie Couric… and now she’s sharing her thoughts on the show!

The plot of the series follows the male co-host of a morning show who is accused of sexual misconduct, similar to the way Matt Lauer was when he was a co-host on The Today Show.

Katie, who hosted that morning show with Lauer for many years, opened up about the TV series on the podcast Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino.

Katie said she had “so many thoughts” while watching the show. She added, “I thought some of it was really interesting. I think the long-term impact and the serious devastation that results from certain behaviors was quite well represented, or quite well conveyed in that.”

“I think Jennifer Aniston is great. … I wish they had made her more charismatic because I think you need a certain ebullience to pull off a show like that,” she said about the star’s performance.

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Katie Couric Will Work from Home After Interacting with Coronavirus Patient on Saturday

Katie Couric is going to be working from home after her friend, who she saw this past weekend, tested positive for Coronavirus.

The journalist tweeted on Monday (March 9) about her friend Rick Cotton, the head of Port Authority in New York City.

Rick Cotton is an old friend of mine. In fact I just saw him on Saturday for the first time in a long time. Feel better Rick,” she wrote.

After Katie tweeted about her friend testing positive, fans expressed their concern that she might having contracted the virus too.

“OK people – thank you for your concern!! I have a few updates: So far I’ve talked to someone from @WHO who referred me to the @HealthNYGov which told me that it was not necessary to self-quarantine. This was also confirmed by my primary care physician,” Katie said. “My interaction was a 90-second conversation with an asymptomatic person and involved no physical contact. I am now quadruple checking with the @CDCgov. But overall, the people I spoke to said to continue using common sense and good hygiene practices and if I start having symptoms or not feeling well I should go to my primary care doctor immediately. Hopefully, this is helpful for anyone who deals with this in the future + I will keep you guys updated as soon as I have more info!”

Katie later added that a CDC official told her she’s very low-risk for getting Coronavirus.

Katharine McPhee Jokes David Foster Found a New Wife at Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2020

Katharine McPhee walks the carpet with husband David Foster at the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday night (February 9) at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 35-year-old actress and singer documented some of the evening on Instagram Stories and she joked that David found a new wife at the event.

“Wow… hot new couple alert! (wanted to break the news first),” Kat captioned a photo of David with Katie Couric while inside the dinner party.

Katie was at the annual party with her husband John Molner.

FYI: Katharine is wearing a Christian Siriano dress and Le Silla shoes.

25+ pictures inside of Katharine McPhee and others at the party… More Here! »

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Olay Super Bowl 2020 Commercial Blasts Busy Phillips & Lilly Singh Into Space!

Busy Phillips and Lilly Singh make an epic walk with retired astronaut Nicole Stott to a rocket in Olay‘s Super Bowl LIV Commercial.

In the video, the space mission is overseen by Mission Controller Taraji P. Henson and shared over the air waves by Katie Couric, and the ad has a quest to #MakeSpaceForWomen.

The brand is taking #MakeSpaceForWomen a step further by donating to a worthy cause — getting more girls into STEM.

From January 15 to February 3, Olay has been donating $1 to Girls Who Code every time users tag @OlaySkin and use #MakeSpaceForWomen hashtag on Twitter — to enable the next generation of female scientists, engineers, programmers and space explorers to Face Anything.

Check it out below!

Shay Mitchell Is Joined by Partner Matte Babel at Event Celebrating Streaming TV

Shay Mitchell poses for a photo with partner Matte Babel while attending Hulu and chef David Chang‘s dinner to celebrate creativity in streaming TV on Wednesday (January 8) at Majordōmo Meat & Fish in Las Vegas.

The longtime couple was joined by The Handmaid’s Tale star Madeline Brewer and Katie Couric with husband John Molner, as well as Chang and Hulu CEO Randy Freer.

If you didn’t know, Shay stars in the Hulu series Dollface, which is streaming right now.

Over the weekend, Shay glammed up for an appearance at the Golden Globes after parties.

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Olivia Wilde, Karlie Kloss & More Help Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg at Berggruen Prize Gala!

Olivia Wilde and Karlie Kloss both rock black ensembles while stepping out for the 2019 Berggruen Prize Gala celebrating 2019 Laureate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Monday evening (December 16) in New York City.

The 35-year-old Booksmart director and the 27-year-old Project Runway host were joined at the event by Snapchat CEO and co-founder Evan Spiegel, Katie Couric, Al Roker and his wife Deborah Roberts, Younger‘s Nico Tortorella with partner Bethany Meyers, Arianna Huffington and designer Diane von Furstenberg.

The evening celebrated the conferment of the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture to 2019 laureate Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ginsburg was selected from more than 500 nominees and a shortlist of five, which included some of the world’s most renowned thinkers from various fields including social science, global justice, animal rights and bioethics. For the first time since the announcement, Justice Ginsburg announced the designation of the $1M prize to the below list of charities, which support girls and women, societal causes and the arts.

FYI: Olivia wore Foundrae jewels.

READ MORE: Olivia Wilde Responds to Controversy Over Her ‘Richard Jewell’ Character, Explains Her Views!

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