Katie Couric Books Big Names for Talk Show Premeire: Jessica Simpson & Sheryl Crow

Katie Couric’s new ABC daytime talk show, Katie, premieres on September 10th, and she has landed some big names to make her talk show debut a ratings winner.

Jessica Simpson will talk about life as a new mom, and her efforts to lose the baby weight through a million dollar Weight Watchers contract. Simpson recently announced via Twitter that she had just finished filming her first Weight Watchers commercial. She’ll also describe how she’s balancing being a mom and running her fashion empire.

In addition to Simpson, singer Sheryl Crow will make an appearance and discuss for the first time on camera her non-cancerous brain tumor she recently went public with.

Stay tuned for future episodes, as Couric has already scheduled Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and singer Barbra Streisand to make appearances.

Couric is focusing her show on conversations with women who are marking transitions in their lives, similar to her leaving her CBS Evening News post.

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