Katie Couric and CBS have been trying to quit each other for I don’t know how long, but the Associated Press says it’s happening for real this time and she will slide off of her chair at the CBS Evening News for good when her contract expires this June. This has become the longest goodbye ever. It’s like Les Moonves tells Katie to get the hell out, and as she packs her shit, he’s reminded of her sweet “birthing out a fart, farting out a baby” (see above) moves and asks her to stay. If only Katie did her dance of the seven tequila shots during her show, I might watch (no, I wouldn’t).
A spokeswhore for CBS and one of Katie’s reps confirms that they are in contract negotiations. They wouldn’t confirm or deny the rumors that she’s standing by the exit door. Katie, who was the first woman to anchor a nightly newscast, is apparently going to leave CBS News to host her own syndicated show next year. TMZ stuck their head into this story and added that anchoring the news has made her cagey and she’s in talks with CNN, CBS and NBC for her own talk show. CBS is expected to make some kind of announcement in the next couple of weeks.
No word yet on possible replacements, but let me just throw something out there. Mah Boo Anderson Cooper is only on TV a few hours a week. We as a people haven’t reached our full potential until we can get a serving of Mah Boo at any hour of the day and night. Until humanity can truthfully say the statement “24 hours of Mah Boo,” we have failed. So CBS needs to think about that. Mah Boo giggling on a loop for 30 minutes is a show we all need!