Katie Couric, David Miscavige, Rebel Wilson
Katie Couric will reportedly make $6 million a year in her new part-time job as a “global anchor” for tech company Yahoo. Sources said Couric’s new job and hefty salary will not require her to give up her main gig hosting the ABC talk show Katie, for which she’s paid an estimated $10 million a year. That show may end next summer. Yahoo has said Couric will conduct interviews for the website, but it’s still not clear what exactly the former co-host of NBC’s Today Show will be doing to earn her $115,000-a-week salary. “I will be involved in developing a lot of concepts, but not necessarily doing everything,” Couric said. “I will be doing interviews, but not on a daily basis. Probably monthly at this point.”
Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige has been ordered by a Texas judge to testify in a lawsuit that claims the church harassed and bullied a pair of its critics. Miscavige and the church are being sued by Monique Rathbun, who alleges that she and her husband Marty, a former top Scientology official, were subjected to a “three-year campaign of surveillance and harassment” after they exposed the group’s alleged abuse of its members. Rathbun claims a band of Scientologists staked out her house in Corpus Christi, Texas, for six months, and then followed the couple to San Antonio, installing cameras pointed at their home. A judge last week ordered Miscavige to submit to a deposition over Rathbun’s allegations, dismissing church officials’ claims that forcing him to testify would violate his right to freedom of religion.
Plus-size comic actresses Rebel Wilson and Melissa McCarthy have formed a pact to remain proudly overweight. McCarthy, who starred in the hit movie Bridesmaids, entered into an informal alliance with the Pitch Perfect star to oppose pressure to shed pounds for glamorous roles. “They’ve formed this little support group to keep each other from falling into the skinny Hollywood trap,” a source told RadarOnline.com. Their goal, said the source, is to “provide a positive image for overweight girls everywhere.”