TVLine Items: Katie's First Guests, Justin Bieber's X Factor Buzz, Bunhead in The Middle and More!

Katie Couric's Katie Guests RevealedKatie Couric‘s new daytime talker Katie has announced which stars will be dropping by the program in its first three weeks.

Recording artists Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow have been tapped to kick off the first month of shows, which are aimed at celebrating “women who are reinventing themselves.” They’ll be joined in the weeks that follow by Chelsea Handler, E L James, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Susan Sarandon, Sofia Vergara and Wendy Williams.

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Rarely interviewed music icon Barbra Streisand is also slated to appear early in the run of the syndicated talker, which premieres Sept. 10.

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

• Rumors are swirling that The X Factor has named popstar Justin Bieber as the celeb mentor of L.A. Reid’s contestants — the “over 25 years old” group — after he was spotted shooting the Fox series on Monday. (Reid and Bieber later tweeted each other about the experience.) Nick Jonas is also said to be taking part, assisting Demi Lovato’s teen contestants.

• Up All Night‘s Chris Diamantopoulos has nabbed a potentially recurring role on his real-life wife Becki Newton’s new midseason series The Goodwin Games. Per TVGuide.com, he joins the Fox comedy — which finds three siblings (Newton, Scott Foley and T.J. Miller) reconnecting to inherit their late father’s fortune — as a doctor in the titular family’s hometown.

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• Anika Noni Rose will guest-star in an episode of CBS’ new fall drama Elementary, TVGuide.com reports. The Dreamgirls alumna drops by as a former doctor colleague of Lucy Liu’s Joan Watson. The Sherlock update debuts Sept. 27 at 10/9c.

• Bunheads ballerina Bailey Buntain will guest in a Season 4 episode of The Middle as a freshman student mentored by Eden Sher’s Sue, per EW.com. (Get more scoop on the character here.)

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7 Comments
  1. april-ann says:

    I’m looking forward to Becki Newton’s show.

  2. CJ says:

    I’ve always loved Katie Couric, but her afternoon show is shaping up to be even worse than I feared: the same old “women are so wonderful because we do all these ridiculous things that only we care about so why don’t men worship us more” claptrap that has dominated television for the last 20 years.

  3. Mark says:

    Is Britney doing groups or guys on X Factor?

  4. a says:

    If Justin Bieber is gonna be on X-factor I would watch it even less lol

  5. mia says:

    I like Katie Couric and I think the approach she’s taking to the first few weeks of her show is great (and a little bit tongue-in-cheek eh)

  6. Curly Girly says:

    Seriously?? Justin Bieber mentoring the “over 25″ group?? What person over 25 would listen to the advice of a 12-year old??

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