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    Katie Couric returns to NBC to co-host the Olympics

    Katie Couric will return to the Olympics next month. The former "Today" show anchor will co-host the opening ceremony for the Winter Games in PyeongChang, NBC announced Wednesday. "I'm really excited to dive in and start really educating myself about this particular Olympics," Couric told CNNMoney. "For this one I think the geopolitical backdrop is so much more intense than previous games." She said it'll be her job to try to balance the political without letting "it eclipse the wonderful stories of determination and resilience and sacrifice that are part and parcel of every athlete who makes it to this level of competition." Couric will join Mike Tirico, who's replacing Bob Costas as NBC's primetime

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    Bataclan film drama 'will be broadcast'

    A French broadcaster behind a controversial film about the 2015 terror attack on the Bataclan in Paris says it will be shown at some point. In December, France 2 said the fictional love story, That Night, would be postponed until survivors and victims' families had been consulted. Now, a spokesman has told the BBC the film will see the light of day. The film was postponed after Claire Peltier, whose partner David was among those killed, called for the "scandalous" film to be shelved. Her petition to block the film has been signed by more than 46,000 people. She said it was too soon for "such a painful" story. 'Taken aback' On Tuesday, the France 2 spokesman told the BBC the film had now been

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    Ann Curry on Matt Lauer: 'I am not surprised by the allegations'

    Ann Curry says she's "not surprised" by the sexual misconduct allegations against her former "Today" co-anchor Matt Lauer. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Curry declined to say much more about Lauer, who was fired in November. But in response to questions about the reckoning over sexual harassment and abuse, Curry said that "we clearly are waking up to a reality and injustice that has been occurring for some time." She also described a "climate of verbal harassment" at NBC. Curry left the network in 2015. "I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed," Curry said. "I think it'd be surprising if someone said that they didn't

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    How community spirit helps a girl with autism

    A scheme designed by parents in Bristol to let children play more freely, is proving invaluable to one young resident, who has autism and severe anxiety. You can learn more about the Playing Out initiative in this video and this radio report. A smartphone film for BBC World Hacks by Dougal Shaw. Like, Engage, Share.

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    Bake Off's singing cakes up for award

    The Bake Off singing cakes, Hey Duggee and Shaun the Sheep have all been nominated for the British Animation Awards. Ethel & Ernest and We're Going on a Bear Hunt have also received nominations for the awards, which will be held on 15 March. Videos for Elton John and Katie Melua tracks are among those in the running in the music category. The awards are held every two years and are now into their 22nd year. The Great British Bake Off's singing cakes animation ran as a trailer ahead of last year's Channel 4 series, and received a mixed reaction from fans. The advert showed cakes, pastries and breads singing to a rendition of We All Stand Together - originally by Paul McCartney and the Frog Chorus.

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    Cranberries singer's death 'not suspicious'

    London (CNN)The death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, London's Metropolitan Police said Tuesday. The 46-year-old lead singer of the Irish band was found dead in her London hotel room on Monday. She had been in London for a short recording session, according to a statement by her publicist. The Cranberries rose to global fame in the mid-1990s with a string of hits, including "Linger," "Zombie" and "Dreams." The group, from Limerick, has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide. In 2007, O'Riordan launched a solo project with her album "Are You Listening?" before reuniting with the group in 2009. She also teamed up with Smiths bassist Andy Rourke and

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    'Assassination of Gianni Versace' ably wears 'Crime Story' mantle

    (CNN)"American Crime Story" faced a daunting challenge in following up the compulsive appeal of "The People v. O.J. Simpson." The result, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace," carves out its own distinctive approach to another high-profile, salacious murder without, perhaps inevitably, wearing the mantle quite as well. To their credit, the producers have demonstrated the format's elasticity by delving into the 1997 slaying of Versace, the famed fashion designer, as part of a killing spree by Andrew Cunanan. Working from Maureen Orth's book "Vulgar Favors," the narrative jumps around in time, filling in bits and pieces of the story out of sequence, in a manner that galvanizes attention and gradually builds in intensity. The show's point of view, however, unfolds pretty squarely from the perspective of Cunanan, a compulsive liar and hustler whose grandiose vision of himself and pangs of economic anxiety triggered his tragic behavior.