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Topic: Katie Couric
Posted By: Kramer
Subject: Katie Couric
Date Posted: December 01 2008 at 10:51pm
OK, I'm coming out of my self-imposed hiatus to report that Katie Couric got her hair cut shorter than it has been in years. She showed it off during the CBS Evening news on Monday. And I hate it. And I changed the channel.

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Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 12:43am
Glad to know you are still knocking around out there!  I, for one, miss your highly informed, albeit heavily biased, views!

The last time you went on an extended hiatus, we though Gord died!

Don't be a stranger.


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 12:51am
Thanks. To be honest, I found it wasn't worth the trouble.
 
If someone takes the time to notice a celebrity and her hair and post the information, should the poster constantly have to defend himself against charges that the celebrity wasn't famous enough, that her hair didn't change that much to be noticed or that the poster didn't post enough celebs of a certain color? Like I said, it wasn't worth the aggravation.
 
However, recently, someone (a female) asked me to reconsider, that this board had grown boring and that I was discovering things that hadn't been posted. I noticed there were some days when no news or opinions were posted, but that's the way it goes. Anyway, be careful for what you wish for...
 
Kramer


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Posted By: loveshorthair
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 5:22am
What is everyone talking about?  This cut is awesome on her.
http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4641659n - http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4641659n


Posted By: shortvslong
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 6:18am

I think it's an improvement



Posted By: Katie C Lover
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 6:19am
As always a very sexy haircut..


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 7:06am
First, Hi Kramer! I didn't realize until just now, it has been boring around here.

Second, mixed feelings on this cut. I'm thrilled that, after overstaying its welcome by years, Katie's finally gotten rid of that sometimes-lighter, sometimes-darker, sometimes-shorter, sometimes-longer, bob, with the ski slope long bang down the side. Wasn't bad exactly, just kinda bland all the way through.

This cut, though... I don't know. I usually like short, layered cuts, but there's something about this one that looks kinda pasted on, like a wig. Like it should either be styled forward or moussed back Hillary Clinton style, but this straight-down, in-between version looks bland and rigid. It certainly doesn't make her look younger (IMHO) and might even make her look a bit boyish.

Looks like another frustrating miss to me. I'll hope they style it differently in the days to come...

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Posted By: Ben C
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 7:10am
First off, I'm glad that Kramer is back.  I think the board had grown boring and there wasn't much new information being posted. 

Secondly, and most importantly, I think Katie asked her stylist to give her the 'Hillary Clinton'. 

Really Katie?  This is what you came up with?  She had the sides completely chopped off.  This will be a difficult cut to grow out too if she ever wants too.  It will take forever to get it back into a bob because the sides are so short.  I think there is a very good chance that Katie will keep this cut for a very long time.  I think the last time her hair was this short was about 8 years ago.  She grew her hair out between 2000 and 2001.  


Posted By: paper
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 7:55am
Kramer, I'm glad to see you back!
 
When I first saw Katies cut, I hated it. I didn't turn the channel though lol. It did kind of grow on me, and she is cute no matter what. I do think though, she looked younger and cuter with the longer hair.


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Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 9:51am
Originally posted by Ben C Ben C wrote:

Secondly, and most importantly, I think Katie asked her stylist to give her the 'Hillary Clinton'. 

YES! As soon as I saw the clip posted by loveshorthair, I thought her new do looked liked Hillary's. It cracked me up, Ben, when you had already posted the comparison.

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Posted By: hes40
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 10:00am
Pic of her new cut.


Posted By: Heath
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 10:13am
That's no Hillary cut. Hillary's hair is harsh. Katie's is soft. The bob was boring and didn't look that professional. This is stylish, yet authoritative. She's almost 52 and still looks great.


Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 10:49am
I'm sorry but I think the haircut is out of place. 

Katie was supposed to be a newscaster "out of the mold".

Sure it is a nice cut, and probably flatters her enough, but she now looks like how everyone "expects" a female news anchor to look.  I feel the cut makes her look older, and I haven't seen such a perfect hairdo since the last Sunday when I saw former Cowboys Coach Jimmie Johnson on FOX Football Pregame show (his hair never moved either).

Too stiff, with none of the life or warmth of her former short do from the Today Show (one of the greatest short cuts EVER), or even the softer look of the shoulder length from when she started the CBS news.


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 12:05pm
Sorry for my fourth posting on the topic, but don't you think she looks a tad more masculine with this cut, especially in the photo that was posted? If you didn't know it was Katie, you just might think it was a handsome young man. (OK, at a quick glance.)

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Posted By: JohnnyQuest
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 12:12pm
Its just not a flattering style on her in my opinion. Her short cut from years ago looked much better on her than this one.


Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 3:01pm
Originally posted by Kramer Kramer wrote:

Sorry for my fourth posting on the topic, but don't you think she looks a tad more masculine with this cut, especially in the photo that was posted? If you didn't know it was Katie, you just might think it was a handsome young man. (OK, at a quick glance.)


You are spot on, the cut is more masculine, as for young....again, I say the cut makes her look older.  Maybe she needs to smile more?


Posted By: rardman
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 5:30pm
Horrible choice, imo.
Ages her by years, and is just plain unflattering.
Looks like something that is at an awkward stage of a grow out.
Sack the stylist.
 
And Kramer, couldn't agree more! She looks like a pretty guy(although I know you said handsome...).


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 7:06pm
Watched Katie live tonight, and still puzzled by this. I think changing from the bob was a good idea. I think going shorter and layered was a good idea. But I think this is a bad cut and a bad style. It sits flat, the layers don't flip out or back or offer any feminine touches, and the front pieces are still just barely too long to be bangs, or even long bangs. It seems to sit in between about seven other cuts/styles that would have been more definite and more flattering.

I'm not entirely sure if it makes her look older or more masculine, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't make her look younger or more feminine.

This is the latest in a little flurry of cuts on celebs that I not only don't like, but which (IMHO) seem like genuinely bad cuts. I still don't quite understand how people who regularly go on camera, with all their resources, get it this wrong. Maybe CBS can't afford professional stylists anymore?

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Posted By: HAWG
Date Posted: December 02 2008 at 9:37pm
Maybe she wants to be Assistant Secretary of State?
 
Welcome back Kramer, missed ya.


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Posted By: conrad
Date Posted: December 03 2008 at 3:20pm
She got "the Hillary"

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Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: December 06 2008 at 11:54pm
Ouch bad cut. I hope she lets it grow back out. Too bad we will never see it ever pass her shoulders. Ann did. Even if it was for one time.

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Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 10:03am
An update. Have there been any positive reviews of this new look?
 
http://www.reportercaps.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=caps&action=display&thread=19579 - http://www.reportercaps.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=caps&action=display&thread=19579


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Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: January 06 2009 at 10:39am
I read somewhere that she really likes it.  Well, if true, that makes one of us.

I'm sure it looked cute enough when she got it cut, or when she is at home on the weekends, but it just doesn't cut it on TV.  The other TV personality that haircut reminds me of is Jimmy Johnson, former coach of the Dallas Cowboys.


Posted By: strawberiblonde
Date Posted: January 07 2009 at 9:06am
She looks kind of like Suze Orman with that cut.


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 12:16am
Alas, it's not any better from the side:
 
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389641&389641&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389640&389640&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389639&389639&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389638&389638&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389637&389637&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389636&389636&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389635&389635&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389634&389634&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info
http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_viewer.pl?tvheads389633&389633&Katie - Katie Couric | http://www.gogomag.com/cgi-bin/tvheads_buildstats.pl?Katie9Couric - info


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Posted By: fatmoogas
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 12:54am
Not good.


Posted By: bnbivi00
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 8:02am
I guess it is just me but I like it.  Gives her a more professional look.  I saw her last night and it seemed to be blonder and tucked behind the ear.  I thought it looked great.

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Posted By: HairStyleDiva
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 8:21am
I like it on her to.

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Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 8:46pm
Originally posted by bnbivi00 bnbivi00 wrote:

I guess it is just me but I like it.  Gives her a more professional look.  I saw her last night and it seemed to be blonder and tucked behind the ear.  I thought it looked great.
bnbiv00: Are you male or female?

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Posted By: bnbivi00
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 9:11pm
Not sure why it matters but I am a male.  I have been a beautician for 14 years now.  Does it make her look sexy?  No.  But, it gives her more of a business like look.  That is all I was saying....

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Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: January 08 2009 at 11:48pm
I guess the point I was trying to make is "Guys can't stand it; gals think it's cute." But in the end there's no point at all.
 
Don't you think the side in the gogomags photos I posted looks like it's almost pasted in place? She must use a ton of hairspray -- maybe even more now that her hair is short.
 
She may look more businesslike to you, but I can't see her new look garnering higher ratings. Like I said, she's lost me.


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Posted By: Mike46019
Date Posted: January 09 2009 at 5:00pm
Still not feeling it oh well. Lets see if the rates go up or down. Then the cut works or not.

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Posted By: JerkyFlea
Date Posted: January 10 2009 at 9:34am
Yeah, I don't get this at all.  Did she go to the salon and say "Give me the Dennis Leary?"  First, I'm not sure I understand why she got the bug to go short again (though I get the need for a change) and second, having gone short before and having it look good, why is she SO far off on this?

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Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: January 10 2009 at 7:31pm
Nice to see you coming up from the basement Jerky!

Why is she so far off the mark?  Well, hasn't it been over 15 years since her signature short cut?  Also, she is trying to make an informal cut look formal for the 6PM news.  Kind of like getting your bagel toasted and untoasted at the same time!

Originally posted by JerkyFlea JerkyFlea wrote:

Yeah, I don't get this at all.  Did she go to the salon and say "Give me the Dennis Leary?"  First, I'm not sure I understand why she got the bug to go short again (though I get the need for a change) and second, having gone short before and having it look good, why is she SO far off on this?


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: January 12 2009 at 9:46am
I just remembered: You can vote on Katie's haircut in a poll: http://www.reportercaps.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=anchorpolls&action=display&thread=19662 - http://www.reportercaps.proboards99.com/index.cgi?board=anchorpolls&action=display&thread=19662

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Posted By: HAWG
Date Posted: January 25 2009 at 5:18pm
She's gone pixie.
 
http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/01/23/katie-courics-new-hair-cut-the-case-of-the-missing-mullet/?icid=200100397x1217284383x1201137374 - http://www.stylelist.com/blog/2009/01/23/katie-courics-new-hair-cut-the-case-of-the-missing-mullet/?icid=200100397x1217284383x1201137374


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Posted By: ssjockey
Date Posted: January 26 2009 at 2:08am
Not to continue to beat a dead horse, she looked best with her hair longer than chin length, but shorter than shoulder length, IMO


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 7:21am
Just when I thought this odd style couldn't get worse, I watched Katie on last night's evening news. The only 'do I can think of now that matches hers is Suzy Orman. And that might be an insult to Suzy.

I have no idea what brought her down this road, or why she continues to travel it. I only know that she looked younger, hotter and generally more appealing before she started traveling it.

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Posted By: DMB61
Date Posted: January 28 2009 at 6:17pm
You couldn't be more correct Curlyfan.  Katie looked so much better with her one length bob. She should have her head exmained for this move.


Posted By: keepitshort
Date Posted: February 13 2009 at 5:43pm
I saw Katie on the evening news last night and she has a very short pixie cut.  It is cut over hers and the back is tapered short.  I can't capture pictures.  If someone can please post a new picture.

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Posted By: loveshorthair
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 1:07pm
I found this - said it was from Feb. 13th.
http://www.newsday.com/topic/arts-culture/mass-media/katie-couric-PECLB004188.topic#">Katie%20Couric


Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 1:13pm
Honestly, I can't remember Katie looking worse. And I'm a big fan.
 
http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/slashasterisk5/f14/?action=view&current=slash13266.jpg - http://s433.photobucket.com/albums/qq58/slashasterisk5/f14/?action=view&current=slash13266.jpg


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Posted By: loveshorthair
Date Posted: February 14 2009 at 7:46pm
That isn't the most flattering pic.  I actually like her hair now better than the bob she had.  I think it fits her personality better.


Posted By: conrad
Date Posted: February 16 2009 at 1:24pm
EEEEW, not a big fan of that cut on her...

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Posted By: DMB61
Date Posted: February 16 2009 at 8:20pm
To me, it looks like someone that doesn't know how to cut hair, use a pair of hedge clippers to cut her hair. She should have kept her bob, she looked much better with it.


Posted By: Curlyfan
Date Posted: March 24 2009 at 7:15pm
Haven't checked in on Katie in a while, but when I did on tonight's Evening News, she looked quite a bit blonder.

Of all the possible things she could have done to try and improve what seems to be a pretty universally-reviled style choice, this would rank dead last in my book. Really, she left the odd, unflattering, unstylish shape intact, and changed just the color?

The phrase "rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" comes to mind. That's an exaggeration, of course. But not by that much.

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Posted By: Kramer
Date Posted: March 25 2009 at 12:06am
Identical circomestances for me, Curlyfan. Except that the style combined with the color really hurt my eyes. I didn't watch for long.
 
 
 
 
Edited for spelling.


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Posted By: DMB61
Date Posted: March 25 2009 at 6:35pm
I hate to say it, but the woman has become a fashion accident of late. She really screwed up cutting her hair and now the color. It's to late now, the damage has been done.


Posted By: shortvslong
Date Posted: March 26 2009 at 9:33am
I'm I the only one who likes this look on her?


Posted By: xxxzvp
Date Posted: March 27 2009 at 3:45am
I think she looks great. She has always looked good in shorter hair. IMO her experiments with longer styles and bobs were disasters.


Posted By: shortvslong
Date Posted: March 27 2009 at 8:20am
thank you XXXZVP I total agree!



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