Former “Today Show” anchor Katie Couric was married Saturday at her home in East Hampton, N.Y., and shared her joy with the tweet, “So excited to make my debut as Mrs. John Molner!” The talk-show host and Yahoo global news anchor also tweeted a picture of the couple as she beamed in a sleeveless ivory lace Carmen Marc Valvo dress.
Couric, 57, was previously married to Jay Monahan, who died of colon cancer. Couric and Molner, a 51-year-old financier, said “I do” with 50 guests and her two daughters looking on, according to People.
On Sunday, Couric shared a Daytime Emmy Award, tying with Dr. Oz as outstanding talk-show host.
And while we are on the subject of the Daytime Emmys ...
Summing up the awards ceremony on Sunday, The Washington Post online headline read: “Red carpet a disaster, actual show a hot mess.” Reports on red carpet antics used words such as “train wreck” (Zap2It‘s critique) and “amateurish” (EW.com) and zeroed in on a rape joke by Vine star Brittany Furlan.
The show continued on a vulgar path, but it wasn’t boring, said Wash Post writer Emily Yahr. “How could it be, with Sharon Osbourne talking about oral sex; ‘General Hospital’ star Kelly Monaco offering to flash the audience; and host Kathy Griffin storming on stage during ‘The Young and the Restless’ producer’s speech for winning Outstanding Drama Series and screaming ‘Wrap it up, lady!’?”
“The Young and the Restless” had entered the ceremony with 26 nominations to lead all shows and won four of the top awards, while “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” won for entertainment talk show and Steve Harvey was a winner as games-show host (“Family Feud”) and for informative talker for his syndicated self-titled show.
Nickelodeon with 10 and CBS with eight were the leaders Friday when the Daytime Creative Arts Emmys were announced. “Sesame Street” took home six awards, including outstanding children‘s series, a category that included Pittsburgher Emmai Alaquiva, who directed a nominated episode of “Game Changes With Kevin Frazier.”
Sweet dreams ahead? Chef and TV host Gordon Ramsay said on his website Monday morning that he’s ending his “Kitchen Nightmares.”
"I've had a phenomenal 10 years making 123 episodes, 12 seasons, shot across 2 continents, watched by tens of millions of people and sold to over 150 countries. It’s been a blast, but it's time to call it a day,“ he wrote.
“Kitchen Nightmares” originated in the UK in 2004 before the stateside success of competition “Hell's Kitchen” prompted Fox to commission a U.S. version of the show in 2007, The Hollywood Reporter said. Fox had no comment on what the announcement means for the series, which just wrapped its seventh season.
The upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy “The Interview,” about a scheme to assassinate Kim Jong Un, is on the North Korea leader’s must-see list. The Washington Post reported that a Pyongyang spokesman made it clear that the North Korean regime doesn't appreciate the story, in which the actors play “celebrity journalists" who land an interview with Kim, which prompts the CIA to recruit them in the plot.
"There is a special irony in this story line as it shows the desperation of the U.S. government and American society," Kim Myong Chol told Britain's Telegraph newspaper. "A film about the assassination of a foreign leader mirrors what the U.S. has done in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine. ... And let us not forget who killed [President] Kennedy – Americans.”
On the other hand, according to Kim Myong Chol, who is considered an unofficial spokesman for the regime, North Korea's leader does plan to see the film when it's released in October, the Post said.
Netflix has announced a huge international cast for “Sense8,” a large-scale, 10-episode sci-fi project coming from Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski. Entertainment Weekly reports that Daryl Hannah, Naveen Andrews (“Lost”) and Brian J. Smith (“Stargate Universe,” Tony nominee for ”The Glass Menagerie“) have joined the series first reported on by Deadline.
Smith is among the eight characters at the center of the story who become telepathically linked following a tragic death. Other key players, according to ScienceFiction.com, are Jonas, an apparently magical man who reaches out to the eight, and his evil counterpart, known as Mr. Whispers.
“Newsies,” an unexpected Broadway hit for Disney, ends its NYC run Aug. 24, just as it heads out on tour. The current production stars Carnegie Mellon University grad Corey Cott, who was in Pittsburgh last year to tout the tour’s arrival in November as part of the PNC Broadway Across America series.
”Saturday Night Live“ player Kenan Thompson, 36, and his wife, Christina Evangeline Thompson, on Friday welcomed daughter Georgia to the family, ABC News said. ... Pittsburgher Andy Mientus, now in his Broadway debut as Marius in ”Les Miserables,“ has announced his engagement to Broadway vet Michael Arden via Instagram.