Katie's Take
  • Emma Thompson joined Katie to talk about her new movie “Saving Mr. Banks”…among other things.

    “Congratulations on your Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globe nominations!” Katie said.
    “Does that still excite you, or are you ‘been there, done that’, whatever?”

    “Well if I were like that, would I be telling you?” Emma said, “That would be so unattractive.”

    “I haven’t been in something I love this much,” she added, when discussing her new film. Emma plays P.L. Travers, the writer of ‘Mary Poppins’.

    “I read that you had to have this dreadful perm – and it created a little problem in your marriage,” Katie noted.

    “You mean the ‘no sex for 6 months problem?” Emma responded.

    It turns out that the stylist on the set of the movie, set out to give Emma a perm that echoed Annette Bening’s hairstyle – when in fact it didn’t turn out so stylish.

    When it comes to marriage – Emma has some advice that might save your relationship. “You go progressively deafer. That’s it really,” she said. “Plus, if

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  • The Cast of Murphy Brown Reunite

    The cast of the hit sitcom “Murphy Brown” which aired for ten years with a total of 247 episodes - has finally reunited.

    Candice Bergen played an investigative journalist and news anchor for FYI, a fictional television program, but it was her supporting cast that made the show so great.

    “Is it fun for you all to have the gang assembled once more?” Katie asked “We love it,” said Joe Regalbuto, who played Frank Fontana on the hit 90’s series. “The minute we all saw each other everybody just lit up.

    “It really is powerful, the feelings we have for each other,” added Charles Kimbrough.

    While most television sitcoms take a few years to fully develop, many noted that “Murphy Brown” felt right from the start.

    “It’s pretty unusual - it seems to me - for a whole cast to click like you guys did,” Katie mentioned.

    While it was unusual, the cast gave credit to the strong writing.
    “We knew who our characters were from day one.” Joe said, “We had a ball right from the beginning.”

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  • Mel B. Hints at a Spice Girls Reunion?

    Can you believe the Spice Girls are almost 20? Neither can we.

    “Are you surprised that that song still resonates after all these years?” Katie asked, regarding the Spice Girls 1996 hit “Wannabe”

    “That was our first song - the first song that introduced us as Spice Girls to the world,” Scary Spice said, “we wrote that song - it took us about – 6 minutes to write and I still find it to this day annoyingly cool.”

    “How do you become a spice girl?” Katie wondered. “I don’t know how it happens,” Mel said, “it just did.”

    The scary singer always had dreams of being an entertainer. “I always wanted to be in the entertainment world.”

    Mel B says it was her calling. “I’ve got a very loud voice, and very big hair.”
    So will the girls reunite? “When you think about the future – there might be a Spice Girls reunion?” Katie asked with anticipation. “I’m always the first one to say yes,” Mel said, “the Spice Girls are going to get back together. I don’t think it’s impossible.”

    And with the 20th

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