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Katie Couric Dishes On Her Not So Hot Celeb Hookups & Dissing The King Of Pop!

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Who knew sweet lil' Katie Couric had such a spicy past?!

Apparently behind that motherly adorableness is a lady who can reel in any man!

Including the King of Pop!!

We all know Katie as TV's #1 sweetheart host, but she almost could have been Michael Jackson's #1 sweetheart if she hadn't denied him.

That's right, Perezcious readers, MJ had his eye on Katie over a dozen years ago, but it seems he didn't have what it took to woo her away from her man. Katie admitted:

"[Rabbi Shmuley Boteach] called me in my office at the Today show. [He said] 'Katie, I have a question for you, are you seeing anyone?' And I thought, this is so beyond creepy that Rabbi Shmuley is hitting on me. I'm like 'Rabbi Shmuley, you have like nine kids, what's going on here?' I said 'Actually, I am [seeing someone].' Because I had a boyfriend at the time. He said, 'Oh, that's a shame…Michael [Jackson] said to me 'That's the kind of girl I would like to go out with…' and I said, 'Rabbi Shmuley, that's very flattering but I am seeing someone…will you tell him how flattered I am and what a nice compliment that is?'"


Could you imagine what a ridic couple that would have been?? The press would have gone WILD!

But even though she turned down one of the biggest celebs of all celebs, she actually has said yes to quite a few dates with some other stars!

Unfortunately, those times around, she was the one getting rejected in the end as she explained:

"[Bob Saget] was fun, he was really fun. I had fun, I don't think I did it for him … I went out with Jeff Probst once too. I think he had puka shells on—that was kind of a weird thing … I can't say that I was devastated that neither called me back. I thought they were both nice guys … I don't think there was real magic there with either [of them], but I enjoyed spending time with them."

Phew! At least there weren't too many broken hearts left behind.

And now that she's happily dating John Molner, it looks like all worked out for the best!

But we really wouldn't have minded seeing her lock lips with the King of Pop!

[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Anthony Dixon/WENN.]

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4 comments to “Katie Couric Dishes On Her Not So Hot Celeb Hookups & Dissing The King Of Pop!”

  1. 1

    Wow Perez, are you really not going to credit Howard Stern for that info? He supports you and was one of the first people to have you on a show and is kind to you. That info was from his interview with HER! Give credit Perez-I thought you were a fan-how could you do that?

  2. teeter totter says – reply to this


    Re: fulana – If this is true I am really disappointed in Perez.
    I do not get Howard's show, sorry.

  3. stickrat says – reply to this


    fulana is 100% correct. sorry you dont dig howard "teeter. but fyi, this is one of dozens of uncredited lifts from howards show. and if you like reading about it, it s even more enjoyable when you hear the live conversation on his show, so maybe you could give it another try. and going from katie couric, right into tan mom is something few can do well.
    mr n mrs stern are both perez fans, so maybe he doesnt care."

  4. Jessie says – reply to this


    Looks like Katie Couric is leaving ABC soon?