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  • Shirley MacLaine Reminisces About Old Hollywood

    Shirley MacLaine is Hollywood royalty.

    She's won an Academy Award, an Emmy, multiple Golden Globes, and most recently, an AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. Oh, and you may know her brother, another Hollywood star, Warren Beatty.

    Shirley stopped by to discuss her new book “Sage-ing While Age-ing,” and give some inside dish on the men of old Hollywood.

    "In the book you talk about memories from your Hollywood days,” Katie said, “and you worked on the legendary Paramount lot in the bungalows. Next to you were Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Burt Lancaster, Elvis Presley. What was it like to have those guys as neighbors?"

    "Dean was the funny one," Shirley said. "Dean was spontaneously hilarious. Jerry was very talented, extremely scientific about his comedy."

    “What about Elvis?” Katie wondered.

    "He was a darling, Katie!" she said, "I found him a sweet guy."

    Katie also wanted to know if any of those legends had ever hit on Shirley. Shirley joked that not even the mob guys would hit on her. So why

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  • Singer, Actress, Author Demi Lovato Talks Positivity

    Singer and actress Demi Lovato has been through a lot the past few years, but she’s now focusing on the future. Demi stopped by Katie to promote her new book “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year” and some other projects, including her new tour, "Glee," and "The X Factor."

    Demi’s book, which Katie wrote the introduction to, is a collection of insights.

    “[Everyday] I read out of a book -– one has quotes and then a passage -– thoughts on it -– and a goal for the day,” Demi explains. “[I thought] it would be really cool to do one from a younger person's perspective.”

    Demi believes everyone has a story.

    “Everybody has been through something traumatic that’s happened in their lives,” she explained.

    “All I’m trying to do is give you a little bit of inspiration every single day, so that you can overcome these feelings and live your life in an amazing place.”

    Aside from her new writing gig, Demi has a few projects in the works, including the Neon Lights tour. You can also find Demi on “Glee” and

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  • John Lennon’s Son Julian Reflects on His Father

    Julian Lennon, son of rock 'n' roll royalty John Lennon, is back with his first studio album in 15 years. He stopped by Katie to talk about his dad and his new album.

    "I'm feeling more comfortable in life than I've ever done so before," Lennon said.

    In 1998, Julian walked away from the music industry because he disliked the business side and had other passions he wanted to pursue, including photography.

    "I know you're working on a documentary," Katie said.

    The documentary is an opportunity to answer questions and come to terms with what Julian has dealt with in his life.

    "I really didn't fancy doing the promo tour from hell," Julian admitted. "I thought what better way than to at least put something available to everybody at any point in time with a lot of answers in."

    Julian admits his father wasn't the best in the world, but they were getting closer later on.

    "When you think about your dad, what is the overwhelming emotion you feel?" Katie asked.

    "It still saddens me that we didn't

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