Jennifer Aniston: ‘What’s Katie Couric? Is She Like a Legitimate Journalist?’

August 1st, 2013 5:36 PM

Jennifer Aniston had some harsh words for Katie Couric Wednesday.

Appearing on the E! network’s Chelsea Lately, Aniston marvelously asked, “What’s Katie Couric? Is she like a legitimate journalist?” (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

During their interview, Handler mentioned that she has problems being Aniston’s friend because people are always asking her for intimate details about the star.

“Katie Couric was asking me on her show about your wedding, and I had to act like I didn't even know that you were engaged, because I didn’t know that was out,” Handler said. “She was like, ‘Well, everyone knows about it.’ So I felt really stupid.”

After she laughed, Aniston asked, “What’s Katie Couric? Is she like a legitimate journalist? Is she getting tabloidy? Wasn't she on the Today show?"

“She was on the Today show,” Handler responded. “She got a demotion to her own show.”

This was met with laughter and applause from the studio audience.

Of course, Aniston’s question was one most right-thinking people wondered when Couric was on the Today show and subsequently the anchor of the CBS Evening News.