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COURIC BEATS COMPETITION IN FIRST WEEK

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s first week on the job as an afternoon talk-show host looked mighty impressive. She managed to beat all of her competition on each of the five days of opening week and performed better than the three other debuting talk-show stars, Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst, and Ricki Lake. She also drew bigger audiences than […]

TV REVIEWS: KATIE

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric seemed to send out a message on her very first afternoon talk show: don’t expect any heavy lifting this time around. Although she once remarked that her tombstone ought to read “Perky No More,” Couric appeared to be as perky as she ever was on the Today show, no longer attempting to affect […]

MOVIES AND BOOKS GIVE ONE ANOTHER A LIFT

April 26, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s nothing like a best-selling book to produce a hit movie — and vice versa. Currently the No. 1 movie is Think Like a Man, based on Steve Harvey’s advice book Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, which topped the best-seller lists in 2009. With the movie cleaning up at the box office, […]

SURVEY SEZ — NO. 1: THINK LIKE A MAN

April 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Who wudda thunk Think wudda done it — open in first place with $33 million, that is? Certainly not Think Like a Man‘s studio, Sony, which thought it might wind up in the neighborhood of $17 million. Not industry forecasters, who had projected it to take in $15-20 million. Yet the movie, based on Family […]