Friday, February 5, 2010

This Week's Celeb Rebel Deb: Katie "Cougar" Couric

Normally, I'm not a big fan of Katie's... especially after her *uber* rude behavior towards Michael Moore during the premier of his healthcare documentary, "Sickos." After blasting him apart, Michael graciously (and without a touch of sarcasm) asked her to coffee with him to further discuss their opinions about the pros and cons of HMO's... and instead of smiling and either 1) taking the joke, or 2) politely refusing, she instead decided to say something along the lines of "um... yeah. No thanks!" followed by a smirk and a chuckle. Wtf, Katie? Where is your "journalistic integrity?" Get the whole story here.


Now good ole Katie's been labeled a "Cougar" (a term I find totally sexist -- I mean, hello? When Jack Nicholson, who's old enough to be my grandfather, dates a 25-year-old, people think he's "cool." But Katie and Demi do it, and they're suddenly comparable to carnivorous animals? Double-standard, much?). Needless to say, she's fighting her title. Check it out:

"I just find it stupid, you know?" the CBS Evening News anchor, 53, says in the March issue of Harper's Bazaar when asked about the label... and her 33-year-old boyfriend. "I think it also surmises that the older woman is always the pursuer. That's not necessarily true. I always say that maybe the older woman is the prey and someone else is the predator. It's just silly."

Right on, Katie-cakes. The Rebel Debs of the world salute and (until you pull some more unprofessional bullsh*t) embrace you!

Rebel Deb

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