Katie's Take
  • Scott Baio is back in New York and chatting with Katie. The former teen heartthrob from “Happy Days,” “Joanie Loves Chachi” and “Charles in Charge” is all grown up now. He now stars in “See Dad Run” as a sitcom TV star who becomes a stay-at-home dad to three children.

    In real life, Scott has settled into family life quite nicely with wife Renee and 5-year-old daughter Bailey.

    “How’s it going?” asked Katie.

    “It’s fun. Having a child is an amazing experience,” he said. “There’s a lot of times where it’s hard and [you think] is it this much work sometimes?”

    Scott started acting at 15 and became such a popular star in the '80s that Katie wondered how he was able to stay away from trouble and survive the pitfalls that many child stars face.

    “How did you keep your head straight?” Katie asked.

    Well, three things kept Scott in line: his mom, dad, and director Gary Marshall.

    “My father told me when I was a little boy ‘If you do drugs, I’ll kill ya' and he wasn’t joking,” Scott said, “I guess he’d

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  • "Harry Potter" star Daniel Radcliffe joined Katie to catch up and discuss his career, his upcoming movie "Kill Your Darlings" and his television miniseries with Jon Hamm of "Mad Men."

    "Following Harry Potter, I think you've been very smart about choosing, as you said, interesting roles that keep people engaged in your career," Katie noted.

    Interesting and daring roles in Broadway shows like "Equus" and "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."

    So how does performing on stage compare to the films that Daniel's done in the past?

    "I grew up on film, so I'm immensely comfortable on a film set," he said, "But I find it hugely educational doing stage work."

    For Daniel it's important to find ways of keeping his stage work fresh: "If you're bored, the audience will be bored."

    Daniel also discussed his upcoming miniseries, which co-stars one of Katie's favorite actors, Jon Hamm.

    "He's a lot of people’s personal favorite," Daniel noted. "He's made many people swoon. I've watched it."

    The show

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  • Katie invited rapper-turned actor LL Cool J on the show to discuss the “A” Game Challenge – a partnership between his charity “Jump and Ball” and ACE Brand. The challenge is a nationwide contest that allows sport fans and young athletes to submit videos of their “A” game moments.

    Katie had her own challenge for LL Cool J – it involved a punching bag machine -- and it's not going to be easy.

    "I don't know if you've seen my guns," Katie said.

    "I have. They're locked and loaded," replied LL Cool J.

    Katie also brought out 16-year-old pinch boxer Shakur Stevenson to level the playing field.

    We wouldn't exactly say level the playing field, as Stevenson has been boxing since age 5. He also recently won gold in the Junior World Championship at the Kiev Palace of Sports.

    So how did it all go down?

    First up, LL Cool J with a score of 398, then 672.

    When Shakur’s turn came up – he scored a 690 and then 694.

    "I may be a girl, but I'm gonna try this too!" Katie yelled.

    Katie scored a 5 and with

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