Katie Couric's ratings are low

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Katie Couric’s talk show is reportedly on the rocks because she refuses to kiss lonely housewife butt, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The woman who was too perky for the “CBS Evening News” is apparently not perky enough for afternoon crews hungry for feel-good, relatable accounts of human misery, ala “Dr. Phil.”

“She has complete disdain for the audience she needs to appeal to,” says a former staffer, who claims her so-called hard journalistic edge doesn’t play well in Peoria. She has fallen far below ratings projections, and scoring a new season “seems a long shot,” says the Hollywood Reporter account.

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Lamar Odom has pleaded not guilty for the DUI he got in August, for “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs,” despite allegedly failing sobriety tests.

Jeffrey Katzenberg offered the creators of “Breaking Bad” $75 million to make three more episodes, hoping to spin them into a pay-per-view scheme.

Kathie Lee Gifford says a report that her hubby Frank had an affair with Johnny Carson’s wife Joanne is totally false.

Owen Wilson allegedly got his married personal trainer pregnant.

Taylor Swift is about to break a record by being voted songwriter-artist of the year for the sixth time by The Nashville Songwriters Association.

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Actor Bradley Whitford (“The West Wing”) is 54.

Singer Tanya Tucker is 55.

Singer David Lee Roth of Van Halen is 58.

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