Apparently, Katie Couric turned down Michael Jackson for a date (a decision which she now regrets), E! News reports.
The talk-show host appeared on Howard Stern's SiriusXM radio show Wednesday where the veteran journalist got candid as she dished on her past dating life and her early suitors, including Bob Saget, Jeff Probst and even the King of Pop.
Recalling her date with the former "Full House" star, Couric said Saget "was fun, he was really fun," but admitted the comedian never called, "I had fun, I don't think I did it for him."
"I went out with Jeff Probst once, too," the 56-year-old star told Stern. "I think he had puka shells on -- that was kind of a weird thing."
Despite the Survivor host's interesting jewelry choice, he, too, never called Couric, although she certainly wasn't crying over either man.
"I can't say that I was devastated that neither called me back," she said. "I thought they were both nice guys ... I don't think there was real magic there with either [of them], but I enjoyed spending time with them."
Couric, who is dating NYC banker John Molner, also shared how Michael Jackson's friend and spiritual adviser Rabbi Shmuley Boteach tried to fix the two up over a dozen years ago.
Boteach "called me in my office at the 'Today' show," Couric recalled. "[He said] 'Katie, I have a question for you, are you seeing anyone?' And I thought, this is so beyond creepy that Rabbi Shmuley is hitting on me. I'm like 'Rabbi Shmuley, you have like nine kids, what's going on here?' I said 'Actually, I am [seeing someone].' Because I had a boyfriend at the time."
She continued, dishing additional deets on the Michael matchmaking tale: "He said, 'Oh, that's a shame ... Michael [Jackson] said to me 'That's the kind of girl I would like to go out with ...' and I said, 'Rabbi Shmuley, that's very flattering but I am seeing someone ... will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?' "
But she now wishes she accepted the offer:
"I do regret not having dinner with him. That would have been insane -- breaking bread with Michael Jackson!"
Jon Bon Jovi wants fans in Spain to know he'll be there for them.
The rock star has revealed that his band will waive their performance fee when they take the stage in Madrid next month due to the country's economic crisis, E! News reports.
The group's lead singer told Spanish newspaper El Mundo, "I didn't want to ditch the fans of a country I love and has treated me so well for 30 years."
The tickets, which have already sold out, were also priced lower than usual in order to make them more affordable.
The raw emotion in the wake of the deadly Oklahoma tornadoes was palpable Wednesday at a benefit concert in Oklahoma City, as Miranda Lambert broke down in tears and struggled to finish her song, "The House That Built Me," People reports.
The singer, 29, halted several times and wiped away tears as she performed the poignant Grammy-winning track, dedicated the night of the event to the animals affected by the tornadoes.
Lambert was introduced by her husband, Blake Shelton, who called her "an amazing woman, a compassionate human being, a great talent -- and oh, by the way, an amazing wife."
Shelton, a native of Ada, Okla., organized the benefit for the victims of the May 20 tornado in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, which left 24 people dead.
He performed a duet with Usher at the concert. Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire and Luke Bryan were among the other performers, and taped messages were sent in by even more singers including Carrie Underwood, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood and Alicia Keys.
Aerosmith, James Taylor and Jimmy Buffett were slated to join other artists for a benefit concert for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, the AP reports.
Tickets for the show scheduled Thursday at the TD Garden sold out in minutes after they went on sale May 6. Proceeds will benefit One Fund Boston, the compensation fund established by Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to help those injured in the April 15 bombings and the families of three people killed.
Other confirmed acts included Jason Aldean, Boston, Extreme, Godsmack, The J. Geils Band, Carole King and New Kids on the Block.
Comedians Dane Cook and Steven Wright also were included in the lineup.people