Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Khaled to talk about his latest album, "Grateful"; his collaborations; and how fatherhood changed his life.
With 12 Tony nominations, “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” leads the Broadway pack in a very competitive field for this year’s award show on June 11. The innovative musical, inspired by 70 pages of Leo Tolstoy’s tome, “War and Peace,” came to Broadway in the fall of 2016, and turned the Imperial Theatre into Imperial Russia — with a modern twist. Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with the Tony-nominated stars Josh Groban (yes, that Josh Groban), Denée Benton and Lucas Steele, as well as director Rachel Chavkin and creator Dave Malloy to discuss the show, its immersive and contemporary style and what it means to be honored with so many Tony nominations.
In a wide-ranging conversation with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric, former World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Linda McMahon, who now serves as the administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), refused to criticize President Trump’s recent tweets and spoke of a need for more civil discourse when discussing a controversial comment Bill Maher made recently on his HBO show. On President Trump’s tweets criticizing the London mayor in the wake of the weekend’s terrorist attacks, McMahon told Couric, “President Trump really has taken his message directly to the American people through his tweets, and I think he’ll continue to do that.
“Wonder Woman” has broken records in its opening weekend, bringing in over $100 million at the domestic box office. Gal Gadot, the 32-year-old Israeli actress who stars as the iconic role, met Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at Midtown Comics in New York City to discuss “Wonder Woman,” feminism, and growing up in Israel. Gadot was traveling from Tel Aviv to Los Angeles when her agent called to let her know she had gotten the coveted part of Wonder Woman.
Bryan Cranston tackles suburban family drama once again with his latest film, “Wakefield.” He plays a man who winds up hiding in the attic of his garage, watching his family through a window as they deal with the aftermath of his abandonment. The Academy Award nominee and four-time Emmy winner sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to talk about the film, his career including “Breaking Bad,” President Trump and why he hopes his administration succeeds. The movie, based on the 2008 E.L. Doctorow short story by the same name, follows Howard Wakefield as he chooses to vanish and step away from his responsibilities and family.
The California congressman has been in office since 2001, and has never shied away from cameras. “I was a pretty visible spokesperson on national security issues,” he tells Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric. Schiff says that it was another Massachusetts family, however, that ultimately made him lean left.
“It’s really, really bad when you have your intelligence apparatus and president at odds. President Trump has been at odds with members of the intelligence community since the day he was elected — bemoaning leaks, asserting wiretaps, calling for heads to roll and just this week, firing the director of the FBI. In 2003, when working as a covert operative specializing in nuclear proliferation research, Plame’s true identity was unmasked when administration officials leaked her name to the press.
Sherry Lansing, first female studio head and former Paramount Pictures chairman and CEO, is behind some of the biggest movies — and has dealt with some of the biggest movie stars — ever. Lansing sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to talk about her career, sexism in Hollywood, behind-the-scenes stories about Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn, among others, and her “third-act” shift to philanthropy.
Billionaire media mogul Michael Bloomberg said that President Donald Trump knows full well he will not be able to save the United States’ declining coal mining industry.
Legendary actor Burt Reynolds has been working in Hollywood for nearly six decades. Reynolds sat down with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric to talk about his new film, its parallels to his own life and career, the roles he regrets turning down and his friendship with President Trump.
“The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” brings to life the true story of an African-American woman whose tumor cells transformed the future of medical research. HeLa cells led scientists to many medical discoveries, such as the polio vaccine, in vitro fertilization and cancer treatments, which have changed countless lives. The 2010 bestseller is now a film starring Oprah Winfrey, Rose Byrne and Renée Elise Goldsberry.
Deepak Chopra spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about his latest book, meditation, how he handles critics and President Trump.
Jessica Chastain is back on the big screen with “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” Based on the bestselling book, the drama tells the true story of Polish zookeepers Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who saved over three hundred people from the Nazis by hiding them at the Warsaw Zoo during World War II. The movie comes out March 31. The two-time Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the film, her character, how she picks her roles, and women in Hollywood. “It’s an incredible story that has been untold until recently,” Chastain said.
Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said Wednesday that she believes the U.S. House of Representatives needs to “slow down” in its quest to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama’s health care law and said the current bill unveiled this week would get a chilly reception in the Senate. Collins, a moderate Republican who has bucked Trump on a handful of his Cabinet nominations, said she is concerned by analyses that estimate 6 million to 10 million people would lose their coverage under the bill and that older people’s premiums would rise. Asked if she agreed with her colleague Sen. Rand Paul that the bill is dead on arrival in the Senate, Collins responded “yes.” But she stressed that the bill is a “work in progress” and may improve to the point where she could support it.
With its growing audiences and unique star-making ability, the power of the podcast is undeniable. Podcasts — downloadable digital audio or video files — first appeared in 2003, but over the past few years the medium has experienced a boost in both popularity and options. Now it seems that everyone has a podcast — Shaq, Lena Dunham, even Snoop Dogg.
Bart Freundlich’s new coming-of-age drama, “Wolves,” takes on high school basketball and family dynamics. The film follows basketball star Anthony Keller (Taylor John Smith), who is trying to play ball in college, but the gambling addiction of his father, Lee (Michael Shannon), threatens his future.
On Feb. 15, 2014, fitness guru Richard Simmons disappeared from the public eye. Dan Taberski had met Simmons while attending his exercise classes at his L.A. studio in 2012. During their friendship, Taberski and Simmons had discussed doing a documentary together about Simmons’ life.
Independent artist Chance the Rapper is shaking up the music industry. The 23-year-old unsigned rapper made Grammy history with his wins for his streaming-only album, Coloring Book. The Chicago rapper took home three awards — Best Rap Performance, Best New Artist and Best Rap Album.
The show has received praise for its thoughtful storytelling and superb acting, especially by one of its breakout stars, Chrissy Metz. The show revolves around the Pearson family — primarily fraternal twins Kevin (Justin Hartley) and Kate (Metz), and their adopted brother Randall (Sterling K. Brown). The main story arc for Metz’s character is her struggle with weight loss and her budding relationship with Toby, a fellow member of Overeaters Anonymous.
As the sun sets on 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric takes a look back at some of the fascinating, funny and entertaining people who shaped the conversation, in politics to pop culture and everything in between. As part of her signature series, Couric capped the year with a trip to Moscow for a face-to-face interview with former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who is living in exile after leaking highly classified government documents to journalists and exposing the NSA’s surveillance program. Other notable interviews included Vice President Joe Biden, who spoke about his decision not to run for president, Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her controversial meeting with Bill Clinton, and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who called Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem “dumb,” but said she would never prosecute someone for such an act.
“Snowden is delusional,” said Matt Olsen, the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center, when read excerpts of the interview. “It wasn’t so many years ago that people were saying, ‘This guy’s a Russian spy,’” said Snowden when asked by Couric how “nervous” he was about the possibility of losing his Russian sanctuary and being sent home to face criminal charges of theft of government property and violations of the Espionage Act.
At 19, she’s already the most decorated American gymnast in history. Mary Lou Retton calls her “one of the greatest athletes of all time.” And she’s only just begun, with just *one* Olympics under her belt.
Vice President Joe Biden knows all too well the toll cancer takes on a family.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch sounded off Wednesday on the uneasy state of relations between law enforcement and minority communities in the U.S. It was one of several topics Lynch addressed in a wide-ranging conversation with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric in Detroit.