Katie Couric is getting (really) personal on her new syndicated talk show, "Katie."
During Monday's episode featuring teen star Demi Lovato, who battled an eating disorder and cutting, Couric, 55, opened up about her own past issues with body image -- and revealed an eating disorder she had long kept quiet, People reports.
"I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that," Couric said while interviewing an expert in eating disorders.
Sharing details of her experience, she added, "I know this rigidity, this feeling that if you eat one thing that's wrong, you're full of self-loathing and then you punish yourself."
"Whether it's one cookie or a stick of gum that isn't sugarless ... sometimes [I would] beat myself up for that," she said. "That is such a huge thing for people who wrestle with this."
Britain's Royal Collection Trust is going Pop Art with the purchase of four famous Andy Warhol portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, the Associated Press reports.
The colorful screenprints are based on a formal photograph of the queen wearing a tiara and a necklace that was used during her Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.
They will form part of the Portraits of a Monarch exhibit starting in November at Windsor Castle.
The purchase brings Warhol's distinctive style to a collection of portraits of British rulers that dates back to the 15th century.
Officials declined Monday to specify how much was paid for the portraits.
The exhibit will be open to people who visit Windsor Castle, which is roughly 20 miles west of London. It will run until June 2013.
Magician-daredevil David Blaine is ready to shock people.
Blaine is returning to New York City on Oct. 5 for a three-day, three-night stunt called "Electrified: One Million Volts Always On." It will be streamed live, the AP reports.
A trailer for the stunt shows the 39-year-old endurance artist wearing a futuristic-looking bodysuit in between two conductors.
Blaine's last stunt was hanging upside down without a net high over New York's Central Park for 60 hours in 2008. But the grand finale of the "Dive of Death" stunt didn't go according to plan.
His other stunts include holding his breath underwater for 17 minutes and 4 seconds, being buried alive for a week in a see-through coffin and being encased in a block of ice for 63 hours.
She's just won her third Olympic gold medal ... and now Kerri Walsh Jennings will have a third child as well, People reports.
The beach volleyball superstar, 34, and her husband, Casey Jennings, will welcome baby No. 3 in April, they announced Monday on "Today."
"When I was throwing my body around fearlessly and going for gold for our country, I was pregnant," Walsh Jennings says. "Today I'm 11 weeks pregnant."
Due April 9, the new arrival will join big brothers Sundance, 2, and Joseph, 3.
The couple say they started trying for a baby about a month before the London Games, assuming it would take some time to conceive. Little did Walsh Jennings know, she'd be playing the gold medal match with partner Misty May-Treanor at five weeks along.
"I thought it could have been the stress of the games and travel throws your schedule off," she explains. "At some point, you're late and then you start feeling something. And I definitely started feeling something in London."
Unlike her pregnancies with her sons, Walsh Jennings is experiencing morning sickness this time around.
"This little one is kicking my butt! The first two were pretty easy, but with this one, I'm sick every day," she admits. "I've got some awesome acne. I just feel different."
Elmo will be carrying a new tune on "Sesame Street." Several, actually.
A shift in how the popular puppet is deployed marks the most visible change on "Sesame Street," the children's program that began its 43rd season on public television on Monday, the AP reports.
The "Elmo's World" segment is being phased out after 13 years, replaced by a new segment, "Elmo the Musical." Ten new skits, each lasting 11 minutes, have been prepared.
The idea is to incorporate music into the "Sesame Street" emphasis on introducing concepts in science, technology, engineering and math to the preschool-age viewers, said Rosemarie Truglio, senior vice president of education and research at Sesame Workshop, the company that makes the series.
Elmo will use singing and dancing to draw attention to the need for problem-solving skills and make the learning entertaining, she said. The character will be featured in "Sea Captain the Musical," "Mountain Climber the Musical" and "President the Musical."
The current Elmo, geared largely to 2-year-olds, had some repetitive music segments. "Elmo the Musical" will have seven or eight songs in each skit, and will be aimed at preschool youngsters who are slightly older.
The children's show is also bringing in its usual series of guest celebrities this season: Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Melissa McCarthy, Steve Carell, Jon Hamm, Zac Efron, Blake Griffin, the rock band Train and rapper Common.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is ready to publicly recall the sordid details of the tryst that destroyed his marriage, E! News reports.
The one-time Governator, who is set to release his autobiography "Total Recall," opens up to "60 Minutes" about his affair with housekeeper Mildred Baena and the ongoing impact of its fallout on his ex-wife, Maria Shriver.
"I think that Maria is wishing me well with everything that I do," he said in a sneak peek of the interview, which aired on "CBS This Morning" Monday.
That said, the 65-year-old also admitted that his ex "hasn't read anything" from the book yet.
"She knows that it's about my whole life and that I would not write a book and leave out that part and make people feel like, 'Well, wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures?' " he said.
"And that's not the book I wanted to write."
What he did want to write, it seems, doesn't shy away from the salacious and damning deets of his affair with Baena, with whom he sired a son, now 14 years old.
According to passages from the book excerpted by the New York Daily News, Schwarzenegger cops to having sex with Baena in the guest house of his California home in 1996 when he wasn't on the set of "Batman & Robin." Shriver, he reportedly writes, was away on vacation with their four children.
The star also admits trying to come to terms with the reasons for his infidelity, saying that his arrogance led him to believe that he could "get way with ignoring the rules."
Sincere mea culpa or canny ploy to juice up book sales? Decide for yourself when "Total Recall" hits stores on Monday.
Billie Joe Armstrong is headed to rehab, People reports.
The Green Day frontman, 40, will receive treatment for substance abuse, the band's rep told the AP on Sunday.
The announcement comes on the heels of a public meltdown at the iHeart Radio Music Festival in Las Vegas on Friday night.
Upon being told at the MGM Grand Theater that the band had just a minute to wrap up, Armstrong went into a tirade, which quickly went viral.
"You're gonna give me one minute?!" he yelled. "I've been around since [expletive] nineteen eighty [expletive] eight, and you're gonna give me one minute?! You've gotta be [expletive] kidding me!"
"I'm not [expletive] Justin Bieber, you [expletives]" he continued. "Let me show you what one [expletive] minute [expletive] means," he said as he smashed his guitar on stage.
Armstrong was hospitalized in early September due to an undisclosed illness (rumored to be food poisoning), forcing the band to cancel a concert in Italy.
Green Day, whose latest album Uno will be released today , will cancel some of its promotional appearances while Armstrong receives treatment.people