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Katie Couric is back on the market.

The reporter and future talk show host has split with her boyfriend of five years, entrepreneur Brooks Perlin. The New York Post first reported the break up.

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The couple - who met at a 2006 fundraiser for cancer research - were "at different stages in their careers," according to a friend of the ABC correspondent, adding: "The split was inevitable."

Couric's husband, Jay Monahan, died of colon cancer in 1998. He was 42.

Couric will debut her new talk show on ABC in May, while she hosts a two-hour year-end special on December 15, looking back at various newsmakers from 2011. Looks like she can now include herself in that group.

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Lady Gaga will sit down with ABC's Katie Couric for a TV special that will air three weeks from tonight. Its title is short, sweet and holiday-themed:

A Very Gaga Thanksgiving.

The special promises an intimate look inside the private life of the pop superstar, who will perform eight songs - including "Marry the Night," "You and I," "The Edge of Glory," "White Christmas" and "Lady and the Tramp" with Tony Bennett.

The audience: Her own friends and family.

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"We all know Lady Gaga is a phenomenon. This is a chance to see more of who she is beneath the wild costumes and staged musical numbers," says Couric.

"She will impress you, delight you and surprise you."

The 90-minute special (November 24, 8 p.m. ET) will also feature an interview with Couric, who will sit down at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Manhattan.

At Gaga's alma later, the women will discuss the New Yorker's music, her relationships, her rise to stardom, her life in the spotlight ... and her love of deep-fried turkey and waffles, which she'll make with the help of chef Art Smith.

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Kate Gosselin returned to TLC Monday night with an new episodes of Kate Plus 8, but she may have competition in the giant family reality TV genre.

Get ready for Katie Plus 80!

During a Tuesday night visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live, Couric, who just left the desk of CBS News after five years as anchor, gave us a sneak peek of her new reality show ... which is a joke, of course (and unfortunately) ...

While we won't be seeing Katie catapulting spaghetti and meatballs at a giant group of kids anytime soon, she is developing a new show with ABC.

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Katie Couric is going back to her roots.

The anchor is rejoining ABC for a news show that is still in development, she said in a statement today: "I'm very happy to be returning to the network where I began my career as a desk assistant in 1979."

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"It is tremendously exciting to have creative freedom to develop my own show ... and to contribute to such a vibrant, innovative news division."

Since leaving the chair of the CBS Evening News last month after five years, Couric has been rumored to be developing a daytime talk show.

While the format has yet to be finalized, Couric is excited to get to work: "I can't wait to be part of this incredibly talented, visionary team."

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Below is video of Katie Couric's final minutes as anchor of CBS Evening News. Her exit was announced earlier this spring, and her last broadcast was Thursday.

There is speculation that Couric is in "advanced negotiations" and nearing a deal with ABC for a syndicated talk show, which CBS has the right to match.

Couric's successor at CBS Evening News, Scott Pelley, starts June 6. Here's Katie's final sign-off from the news desk she first took over five years ago:

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CBS News' Katie Couric officially confirmed what we all knew was coming today:

She is leaving CBS News.

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"I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning," she told People.

What does the future hold for Couric exactly?

"In making the decision to move on, I know that the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

"I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling," she says, though when and where are "still being discussed."

There is still an offer on the table for Couric to stay at CBS with a syndicated talk show and a role on 60 Minutes, but they're not the only interested party.

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Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were back together today, ON Today, if only for a day. The latter interviewed the former, who left the NBC show five years ago.

The CBS News anchor, who's rumored to be leaving her post, seemed less than 100 percent sure of that this morning when asked about her career plans.

Matt, who's also talking about a job change (some think he's just posturing for a big payday), spoke with his former co-anchor about her new book as well.

Here's Katie talking to Matt about The Best Advice I Ever Got and more:

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Katie Couric's replacement on the CBS Evening News will be Scott Pelley, a veteran journalist and 60 Minutes correspondent, according to reports.

Pelley is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager, who became Chairman in February on the condition he could decide who takes the desk.

He believes Scott is well-liked and respected by his bosses, and just as significantly, there really is no second choice who appeals to CBS bosses.

Couric is leaving the desk to do a syndicated show at the network, but may maintain a news presence. What do you think of her replacement?

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Scott Pelley will soon replace Katie Couric as CBS News anchor.

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Five years after taking the reins of the CBS Evening News, Katie Couric is moving on to other projects this summer, according to multiple news reports.

Couric’s contract with CBS runs through June 4.

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A network executive told the news organization that Couric will launch her own syndicated talk show in 2012, on a channel that's yet to be determined.

Despite a wave of publicity when she initially left Today for CBS News in 2006, Couric’s ratings have never lived up to her reported $15 million salary.

Katie and CBS consistently trail Brian Williams of NBC and Diane Sawyer at ABC in viewership. The network has not officially confirmed Couric's exit.

“We’re having ongoing discussions with Katie Couric,” said CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair. “We have no announcements to make at this time."

"Until we do, we will decline comment on rumor or speculation.”

Updated reports say she's in serious talks with CBS, NBC and CNN, and that her reps are talking to ABC about a deal as well, but that's a long shot.

Katie's exit from CBS Evening News is "not 100 percent" but it's just a matter of time before Katie announces her departure in the coming weeks.

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If you watched last night's Glee, you knew as soon as Katie Couric's hilarious cameo was over that Dina Lohan would be whining by close of business Monday.

Like clockwork, a "friend" of Dina's (apparently, she has one) says she is "hurt and shocked" by the show's latest jab - this time at Lindsay's mom directly.

Glee, which took shots at Lindsay earlier this season via Gwyneth Paltrow's guest character, and its "constant teasing" have downright offended Dina now.

If you don't watch Glee, here's the long and short of it: Katie (as herself) interviewed Jane Lynch's Sue Sylvester after she had been named Loser of the Year.

As Katie recounted all the losers Sue bested out for the title, Dina Lohan's name was among them. She is pissed. Her ex, Michael Lohan, also begged to differ.

In Michael's case, though, he thinks Glee just didn't go far enough.

Michael told sources that Dina "deserves a lot worse of a title after all she has done to destroy the relationships with my kids and entire family." How kind.

He calls the people Dina surrounds herself with "the epitome of losers."

You'd think with Lindsay's pending felony charge, they'd focus on ... oh wait, no you wouldn't. All these people do is whine about their pathetic lives instead of taking responsibility or establishing themselves as upstanding citizens through action.

Way to go, losers! Watch the clip after the jump:

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