Sideshow: Clooney meets prospective mother-in-law, Couric weds

Clooney meets the mom . . .

We've said it about scores of his ex-girlfriends, but George Clooney's latest belle, fiancee Amal Alamuddin, 36, really may lead him down the aisle after all. Clooney, 53, spent this weekend with Amal and her mom, Baria Alamuddin, at his villa on Lake Como, Italy, People reports.

"They were outside, and Amal and her mom were smiling," Anonymous Source tells the mag. "Amal's mom left the next day, and at the airport they just looked so happy." Clooney and his gal reportedly will wed in September. Hmm. We'll see.


Katie Couric, blushing bride

To be honest we are not sure if she actually blushed, but ABC News' Katie Couric, 57, looked every bit the bride - in a Carmen Marc Valvo-created ivory beaded and embroidered Chantilly lace halter gown - Saturday when she wed second hub John Molner before 50 intimates in her backyard in East Hampton, N.Y.


Gossip petits fours

Best-selling Waiting to Exhale author Terry McMillan has signed with Crown Publishers for a new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, described as "the inspiring story of a woman who shakes things up in her life to find greater meaning." . . . Jill Duggar, daughter of Jim Bob, 48, and Michelle, 47, of TLC reality show 19 Kids & Counting, wed Derick Dillard in Springdale, Ark., on Saturday . . . Jerry Seinfeld, creator of 20th century sitcom Seinfeld, has posted his very first selfie on Instagram. He posted a raft of pics from his Greek vacation with wife Jessica and their BFFs Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos. . . . Barbara Walters will make her first postretirement guest appearance Friday on The View. It'll be pre-taped. . . . Starz on Monday said it is making an anthology show based on Steven Soderbergh's '09 film The Girlfriend Experience, about call girls who play clients' significant others.



No more Ramsay nightmares

Known as a man who generally spreads pain - and many, many epithets - around, Gordon Ramsay has given us some joy: The potty-mouthed Brit chef on Monday said he's killing his Fox show, Kitchen Nightmares, after its seventh season, E! News reports.