This morning, George Stephanopoulos tweeted news of Katie Couric’s engagement to financier John Molner. ”Congrats to @katiecouric and John Molner on your engagement. Ali and I are thrilled for you,” Mr. Stephanopoulos wrote.
But the ABC anchor forgot to use his wife’s Twitter handle when sending Ms. Couric his good wishes. Comedian/actress/enthusiastic Twitter user Ali Wentworth promptly tweeted at her husband about the oversight (after all, he did sign her name on the tweet!).
Mornings With George
As New York Times reporter Brian Stelter accidentally informed the entire caring population (i.e. his Twitter followers), Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC News’s This Week.
East Hampton Confidential
Mike Bloomberg snagged a prime early-bird spot on Good Morning America today to tout the latest initiative of Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns: a truck that will tour the country advertising a running total of gun-related deaths.
Host George Stephanopoulos also took the time to ask the mayor what he thought of Bernie Madoff’s Read More
Matt Agudo’s habitual base of operations is the Starbucks in East Hampton. On a recent Saturday morning, he was flipping through a bale of local publications: Dan’s Papers, Hamptons magazine, the New York Post. “That would’ve been the photo there!” he said, pointing to a Page Six snapshot of that tangerine nightmare, Snooki of Jersey Read More
In a 1994 Friends episode, Monica, Rachel and Phoebe, in their realistically rent-controlled, balconied Village apartment, receive G. Stephanopoulos‘ pizza order—mushroom, green pepper and onion—instead of their own low-fat crust, lots of cheese. Monica eagerly asks the frightened delivery boy if the mistaken orderer from across the street is a “small Mediterranean guy with curiously Read More
In keeping with its decision to have George Stephanopoulos co-host a program that barely interests him, ABC has reportedly offered his old gig at This Week to CNN international correspondent Christiane Amanpour, who wants to make the Beltway staple less about Washington politics.
According to FishbowlDC, Ms. Amanpour has told colleagues that Read More
On the cover of this morning’s Observer, Felix Gillette writes about George Stephanopoulous’s uneasy transition to morning television–including this particularly awkward interview with pop royalty Cyndia Lauper and Lady Gaga last week.
The awkwardness starts around the six-minute mark when Lady Gaga starts talking about condoms, and Mr. Stephanopoulos starts looking for Robin Roberts Read More
On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 10, George Stephanopoulos was sitting in the Good Morning America studio, overlooking Times Square, crossing his legs. Lady Gaga and Cyndi Lauper sat a few feet away. Outside a blizzard was swirling. Viewers were snowed in.
Mr. Stephanopoulos sized up his guests. Ms. Lauper was wearing a black Read More
George Stephanopoulos had a Heineken with Steven Colbert last night, and talked about his new gig at Good Morning America, which requires him to not only rouse himself at 3:45 every morning, but sit through soft-focus segments on, say, the best online coupons.
Mr. Colbert posited a theory about why the Read More
On Good Morning America this morning, former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson defended himself against the charge that he unduly gave a golden egg to his former company, Goldman Sachs, when the government paid the company 100 cents on the dollar for its AIG debt.
“In every situation–and particularly with regard to AIG–I cared Read More