Katie's Take
  • There’s nothing more insulting than forgetting someone’s name – and while there are some tricks you can use, such as “How do you spell your name again?” it often ends with embarrassment. “... It’s S-A-M.”

    Why not just boost your memory by using this cool tip from memory-master and USA Memory Championship winner Nelson Dellis?

    “When I’m about to meet somebody, the first thing I do is pay attention,” Nelson said.

    Whoa there, Nelson, we’re not all mental athletes. Here are three easy steps to mastering a name.

    Tip #1: Look at someone and choose a distinguishing feature.

    The first thing Katie noticed about Nelson was his hair. “You have a little Woody Woodpecker situation,” she said.

    Tip #2: Think of someone famous with the same name.

    In this case, it’s Nelson Mandela.

    Tip #3: Stick an image of the celebrity with the feature.

    Katie places Nelson Mandela on top of Nelson Dellis’ spiky hair situation.

    Now, the next time Katie meets Nelson Dellis at cocktail party, she won’t have to get out of the

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  • Gina Gershon: From Showgirls to Catwoman

    Katie's Take

    Gina Gershon, has taken some risky roles in the past - "Showgirls", "Bound", and now she will be playing Donatella Versace in the Lifetime movie "House of Versace"- but it's her written project that has Katie blushing.

    "I checked it out, it made me blush a little," Katie admits, "but the new edition is more PG."

    The PG title of the book is In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Kitty - And Lost My Mind- and we'll let you guess what the original title was.

    "It's based on a true story," Gershon said, "about when my cat went missing in Los Angeles and for two and half months. I searched the streets - can of tuna and knife at hand in the middle of the night."

    "With a knife?" Katie asked.

    "Just in case I ran into trouble," explained Gershon.

    The book is about the interesting people Gershon met during that adventure. What was the most exciting thing that happened? An animal psychic who once had a television show and some very strange advice involving urine and a jar.

    To find out how

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  • Katie Couric's throwing a potluck party and everyone is invited. And it even featured a guest star: Julianna Margulies.

    And when Margulies is not acting as a lawyer on the hit series "The Good Wife," she's making her signature eggplant dip. Which is healthy by the way.

    "There's nothing bad in it," Margulies noted, "People don't feel guilty eating it. Oftentimes the appetizers are -I'm sorry Katie but ... caramelized bacon."

    Julianna was only slightly judging Katie's favorite appetizers -- which consist of potatoes and bacon.

    Other tips we've learned from Juliana? Never say no to a dinner party -- that's where she met her husband -- who had no idea who she was.

    "Was he living under a rock?" asked Katie.

    No, he was in law school. But don't feel bad for Julianna, he also had no idea who Naomi Watts was either.

    Continuing on with the party theme Juliana also shared with the audience her favorite post-Emmy party theme -- Jon Hamm and Amy Poehler's "Loser Lounge" for the actors and actresses who

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