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Katie Couric: John's Wedding Proposal Left Me 'Stunned'

Katie Couric 'Stunned' by Wedding Proposal

Originally posted 09/04/2013 08:00AM

When John Molner tried to pop the question to Katie Couric on the beach in East Hampton, the seasoned newswoman wasn't exactly overcome with joy. Confusion is a better word.

"He said that there was a reason he'd brought me there to the beach, and that he loved me and was committed to me, and I said, 'Yeah, I know that, you didn't have to bring me here to tell me that,' " the Katie host tells PEOPLE in this week's cover story.

"Finally he said, 'Couric, I'm trying to propose to you,' and I was stunned."

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Katie Couric Is Engaged! | Katie Couric

Katie Couric Engaged to John Molner

Originally posted 09/03/2013 08:15AM

Talk about a labor of love! Katie Couric celebrated the holiday weekend in style by getting engaged.

PEOPLE has learned that the TV host, whose talk show Katie returns for a second season on Sept. 9, ecstatically accepted a proposal from her boyfriend of nearly two years, banker John Molner, 50.

A rep for Couric confirms the engagement – Molner popped the question with a spectacular diamond ring at sunset on the beach in East Hampton, N.Y.

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Royal Baby Photos by Grandpa Delight Readers | Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince William

Royal Baby Photos by Grandpa Delight Readers

Originally posted 08/24/2013 08:45AM

Month-old Prince George seen cradled in mother Kate's arms as father Prince William pets family dog Lupo cranked up the aww factor this week, and was readers' most-beloved story.

Similarly, Prison Break star Wentworth Miller's personal and political stand got a great big round of applause – while it was Kim Kardashian and Katie Couric who got the guffaws going.

Here, then, are the five stories that sparked the strongest reactions over the past week, from happy, sad, laugh out loud, angry and wow. And to let us know just what you think of what's going on in the news, go right to the icons at the bottom of every story, to let us know just what you think.

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Kim Kardashian Blasts Katie Couric as a 'Fake Media Friend'

Kim Kardashian Blasts Katie Couric as a 'Fake Media Friend'

Originally posted 08/17/2013 12:30PM

Well, that's one baby gift that might be going back.

Among all the well-wishes and the pile of presents Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have received since welcoming their daughter North in June, the new mom has come across one she didn't like: pajamas from Katie Couric.

On Friday, Kardashian Instagrammed a picture of the polka dot sleeper set along with the card from Couric, in which she not only congratulates the couple, but also offers advice on a possible name.

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus Recalls 'Embarrassing' Lunch with Vice President Joe Biden

Originally posted 06/18/2013 03:45PM



Julia Louis-Dreyfus, star of HBO's political comedy Veep, says having lunch with the real Vice President Joe Biden and meeting his staffers – who showed some resemblance to the characters in her show – was nothing short of "mind-blowing."

"One woman said 'Hi, I'm Allison. I'm the Dan Egan of the office,' " the Emmy winning-actress tells Katie Couric in an interview airing on Wednesday's Katie. "There was a Gary, this guy who carried the vice president's bags all the time. It really was bizarre."

What happened at lunch in Biden's private office also could have been a scene from Veep, in which Louis-Dreyfus plays the self-interested and gaffe-prone Vice President Selina Meyer.

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PHOTO: Katie Couric & Boyfriend Dress Up for Date Night at the Zoo | Katie Couric

Katie Couric and John Molner Attend Black Tie Gala at the Central Park Zoo

Originally posted 06/11/2013 09:05AM

They're going strong.

Katie Couric and her financier beau, John Molner, looked every bit the glamorous couple last week at the Wildlife Conservation Society gala for The Wonders of Southeast Asia at New York's Central Park Zoo.

The couple, who've been dating since April of 2012, were matching in formal black and white attire for the event.

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Cyndi Lauper's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30 in Star-Studded Video

Cyndi Lauper's Big Surprise as 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun' Turns 30

Originally posted 06/03/2013 12:25PM

Cyndi Lauper has plenty to celebrate – and she's not doing it alone.

Not only is the singer-songwriter Tony-nominated for her critically acclaimed score to the best-musical contender Kinky Boots, but she's also marking the 30th anniversary of the monster hit that first put her on the map, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," which she released in 1983.

To celebrate? She was totally surprised by the Kinky Boots ensemble. After quietly securing permission from Lauper's manager and her record company, Sony Music, they assembled this performance music video (see below) of Lauper's signature number.

"It's so sweet, I'm crying," Lauper, 59, during a quick break from rehearsal Monday, told PEOPLE of her reaction to what was done – and about those who participated. She first saw the video Sunday night, before it was posted to YouTube.

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Inside Brad Pitt's Big Night in N.Y.C. – and Jersey! | Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt Shows World War Z in New York – and New Jersey!

Originally posted 05/23/2013 10:00AM

Brad Pitt stepped out solo Wednesday night to mingle with an impressive crowd of A-listers – but he didn't forget his fans, either.

Showing his new zombie thriller World War Z for the first time, hehosted a star-packed screening at New York City's Museum of Modern Art – then zipped to Hoboken, N.J., where he surprised moviegoers at a late-night sneak preview.

"They said we got to do a showing in the city and I said okay, but we can't do it without showing it to the people who we made the film for," he told the Jersey fans. "So we decided to do it than no other place than Jersey. We've got a monster film, it's epic, scary as hell and I guarantee it's the most intense thing you will see all summer."

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Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and More Send Messages of Support for Oklahoma

Toby Keith: 'Moore is Strong and We Will Preserve' & More Reactions to Oklahoma Tornado

Originally posted 05/21/2013 10:55AM

On Monday, a massive and devastating tornado ripped through the Oklahoma City suburbs, flattening neighborhoods and destroying buildings, including an elementary school. At least 24 lives were lost and the death toll is expected to rise.

As those affected by the tornado grieve and focus on rebuilding, social media sites were flooded with messages of support and ways for people to help.

Here's what you had to say about the tragedy in Oklahoma:

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Katie Couric's Lemon Bars | Katie Couric

Katie Couric's Lemon Bars

Originally posted 05/17/2013 12:00PM

Katie Couric has done a lot of baking on her eponymous talk show, but there's one sweet recipe that stands out from the rest she's tried.

These lemon bars, seen in Nick Katsoris's Loukoumi's Celebrity Cookbook, are a "family tradition," the TV journalist says – and the perfect end to any summer meal.

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