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Did not expect this from Katie …

Ok, I’m sure you know Katie Couric – the iconic one TODAY Show host known for his interview skills and professionalism.

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Well, in the famous journalist’s new book Going there, Katie paralyzes a bunch of famous celebrities according to DailyMail who got a copy of the script.

We will break down what she said about each celebrity.

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First, she wrote about Ashleigh Banfield, who at the time was a forward-thinking journalist hoping to get mentorship from Katie. Katie said she was threatened by Ashleigh because there is always “someone younger and sweeter around the corner.”

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“One minute there was Ashleigh Banfield the next big thing. I had heard her father tell anyone who would listen that she would replace me. In that environment, mentoring sometimes feels like self-sabotage.”

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Then she wrote about Martha Stewart and remembered a time when Katie joked about her at an awards show, and Martha did not find it funny. “[It took] a healthy humiliation (prison will do it) to develop a sense of humor. “

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Katie also wrote in the book that when she met Prince Harry many years ago, when she met Prince Harry many years ago at a polo match in Brazil, he stank of “booze and cigarettes”, and the smell “seeps from every pore.”

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As for Matt Lauer, Katie wrote that she had actually “heard the whispers” about her friend and colleague early in her career.

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NBC fired Lauer after a colleague accused Matt of “inappropriate sexual behavior.” Following an investigation, NBC stated that Matt violated several standards and policies. Also Ronan Farrow’s book Capture and kill claims Lauer raped an NBC colleague.

So far, the only person who has responded to Katie is Ashleigh, who is now the on-air host of NewsNation. She dedicated a 5-minute segment to answer Katie’s comments, saying she still loves and admires Katie.

Katie Couric, has written a memoir. It’s called Going There and is due out next month. But before it does, Ashleigh Banfield sets the record straight on whether Couric really gave her, “the cold shoulder.”


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However, Ashleigh said: “I have never found out that the policy of helping other women has ever come back to bite me – ever.”

If you want to read more about Katie’s career and encounters with celebrities, you can buy Going there, which hits, stands October 26th.

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