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Katie Couric really came clean this morning on the “Today” show with Matt Lauer this morning. She discussed at length with him what her future will be like after anchoring the “Evening News” on CBS. “I don’t have any regrets, I love doing the Evening News,” Couric told Lauer. But she also talked with him at length about the “criticism” she faced early on.

And you could tell, she’s had enough. She told Matt that she’d like some more “wiggle room” to show off her “personality” by doing a syndicated talk show. It was a bold move in her various negotiations as she elaborated her various interests. Would her show be like Oprah’s or Ellen’s? “You know I’m a good dancer,” she replied, referring to Ellen DeGeneres. So it does that Katie has made her mind up, and all that remains is which offer for syndicated TV she will take.

Interestingly, Katie divulged all this to Lauer, her good friend. She also told him that Barbara Walters was like “pow pow pow” trying to get information from her on “The View,” but Couric didn’t comply. With Lauer, this was all planned, and scripted out to a ‘t’. For Katie, though, this was as close to an announcement as we’ll get for now: she’s done with anchoring the news, and looks pretty psyched about a looming deal.

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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  1. Oh, dear God, NO – NO – NO!! Haven’t we had enough of Kathie Lee Gifford and Katie Couric? They are the most irritating people on the planet!! Kathie Lee doesn’t keep her mouth shut! Poor Hoda has to deal with her crap & she can’t get a word in!! We try to listen to what they are presenting but Kathie Lee’s antics are nothing but self containing arrogance! Get rid of her!! Katie Couric is nothing but a gibberish, giggling, childish, arrogant, and self absorbed, too! “You know I can dance!” crap! Give us all a break . . take a poll . . ask the viewers . . those two should retire or fired!!

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