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  • Kramer Stops By … Kind Of

    It’s been a decade since Michael Richards, better known as Kramer on the hit show “Seinfeld” has been on a sitcom.

    But now the man is back and he’s teaming up with some very funny ladies: Kirstie Alley and Rhea Perlman.

    “I know it’s been a decade since you were on a sitcom,” Katie noted, “so why did you decide this is the sitcom that I want to do?”

    Well, the answer is pretty simple. Michael enjoyed the people.

    “This is the group. This is who I want to be with,” Michael said.

    In the new show titled Kirstie, Michael plays Frank the driver.

    “Is it hard, since Kramer was a very unique role?” Katie asked. “How do you differentiate him?”

    “That’s a tough character to follow, but right off the bat we know Frank has a full-time job, and a car that runs,” Michael joked.

    “You do see little glimpses of Kramer in Frank,” Katie added.

    Kirstie says that Michael Richards is so unique and when she and the rest of the cast met with Michael, they had to play it cool not to seem desperate.

    Katie brought

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  • Many mainstream actors are transitioning from the big screen to the small screen. One of those actors, is Ed Burns, who happens to be married to the very beautiful supermodel Christy Turlington. “Can I just say that I think she’s probably one of the most beautiful women in the world,” Katie said.“It’s kind of annoying.”

    Ed is working on a new show on TNT.“It’s called ‘Mob City’ [it’s set in] 1947 LA. The show was created by, written by, most of the episodes directed by the great Frank Derabont – and it takes a look at some real characters and some fictional characters in 1947 LA,” Ed says. “It’s an homage of sorts, I guess to those great film noirs of the 30s and ‘40s.”

    Bugsy Siegel plays an important role in the show. “He was a gangster in New York,” Ed noted, “He moved out to LA, or was sent out to LA to take care of the mob out there. He’s the guy who sort of gets credit for starting Las Vegas.”

    So, does Ed (who usually plays the good guy) enjoy playing a darker character?
    Yes. Very

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  • Katie's former "work husband," Bryant Gumbel came to visit. But it was his old co-host Jane Pauley who really knows a thing or two about the "Real Sports" star.

    "It's so nice that you guys have remained friends," Katie said. "What do you remember most about working with Bryant?"

    "He was so fast," Jane said, "but impeccably prepared. His notes would be printed, tiny, beautiful, in different colors."

    Jane also mentioned that whatever Bryant was wearing that day would match a pen from his extensive collection. Sure enough, Bryant pulled out a gray pen that matched his suit.

    "That is so scary," Katie said.

    All the reminiscing quickly turned into a conversation about age: Bryan is 65, Jane is 63 and Katie is 54. Jane scoffed.

    "That's old enough, come on!" Katie said.

    Jane has just written a book about re-imagining your life after a certain age.

    "If anyone ever would have told that 29-year-old me that it was going to get better," Jane said, "that the best was my 50s, and that I would be 63

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