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actually -- i think you would really appreciate her. >> i will get to see. >> people among aw all of these things, somebody should turn piers on to moms, please. >> i will get this sorted. >> excellent. >> a pleasure. >> thank you for me as well. >> thank you. tonight a "piers morgan christmas." superstar interviews. >> my music is inspired by love, my family, my sisters. it gives me the security and the confidence that you see on the stage. >> family values. >> donnie could have had anything. he's had it -- he's had everything in the world offered to him. it says a lot about my brother. and my brothers, they're good men. >> a little bit of sex, drugs
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and rock 'n' roll. >> my life is is a bit crazy. moving around different country every day, long tours. >> plus musical performances and a visit from an angel. this is is a "piers morgan tonight christmas." good evening and happy christmas. this has been an extraordinary year for all of us on "piers morgan tonight" and this holiday season seems a perfect time to share some of my perfect moments of 2011. tonight i'll talk to beyonce, donnie and marie osmond, and lenny kravitzs, and sensations il divo, landau murphy jr. and tony bennett jr. pays trib to amy winehouse. we'll begin with a very special christmas for superstar singer beyonce and her equally famous house jay-z as they prepare for the birth of their first child. before they shared the baby news of the worlding
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beyonce told me about the values she's might instill in her own child when she talked about what her own childhood was like. ♪ i think i'm bad beyonce's my name and love is my game ♪ ♪ so take a sip of my potion and do it in slow motion she thinks she's bad ♪ ♪ don't make me mad oh♪ >> that is hilarious. even at 6 you were showing off. >> i was. >> seriously, very precocious performer. >> it's very embarrassing. that's not something you need everyone to see. >> even as a kid can you remember the thought process when you were that young? did you know i'm am going to be a star? >> i didn't always know i was going to be a star. i did know i felt very comfortable when i was on stage. i was very shy. i did not speak much. i was more comfortable with adults.
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my mother owned a hair salon and i was in grown people's business all day trying to listen to their conversations. when i got on the stage, my mother put me in dance lessons and i really loved it and i think, you know, when they saw me perform they were like, wait a minute, she's like in heaven and they realized that it was where i could step out of my shell and i just felt the most like myself. >> i felt like that last night watching you. it seemed like utopia for you and it couldn't get better and yet i keep hearing how shy you are. where do you get it from, how do you create that aura when by nature you're not really like that? >> i don't know. i think i -- for one, i'm not shy anymore. i am the person at the dinner party that is quiet and observing and having a one-on-one conversation. i get embarrassed when it's a
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lot of people and a lot of eyes and i'm still that way. i wouldn't say shy. but now, you know, on the stage i've been doing it for a while and it's my place to be me and to be free and i don't feel like i'm being judged. i feel like it doesn't matter how irritated i am or angry i am or excited or in love or whatever emotion. when i get on the stage, i'm just purely free. and it's -- i feel so honored every time i get on the stage because i know i've been doing this for 15 years and it's what i love to do and so many other people that love to do the same thing and they don't get to perform in front of 175,000 people. >> a lot of performers come from quite damaged backgrounds or dysfunctional in some way. what's quite refreshing about your story, it's not really like that. you came from a remarkably successful family. not lots of money but your dad was a top xerox guy when he was
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young, your mom ran this incredibly successful salon. and they both taught you if you want to be successful you have to work really hard and they taught you of the importance of when you get there to be humble, not to lose the sense of who you are. >> they absolutely did. i learned -- my mother worked 13 hours a day and i never heard her complain. she worked until her feet were calloused. and my father was such an incredible entrepreneur. any and everything he said he would have, he worked until he had it. he taught me there's no such thing as no. and i had a lot of great support. and i think the support is really a huge factor in my success, knowing that if something didn't work out, i still was loved and, you know, having that security is really important. >> your mom is only ten feet away, as we speak. >> she's here. >> she's here protecting you even now. >> yes.
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>> she does come almost everywhere that you go. >> she does. >> what are the values do you think that she's instilled in you? >> well, definitely that beauty fades and who you are from within is forever. and definitely be a woman of your word and hard work. she is always correcting me and, you know, i feel like it doesn't matter if you are the janitor or the president, everyone's the same. making sure that i keep my humility and my spirit. you know, she is always honest with me. >> since you became famous, successful, when has she been the most angry with you? >> i remember when we first had our single on the radio and i was starting to feel like i was hot. and i was in the record store and she was talking to me and i started singing because i didn't want to hear whatever she was saying. and i was about 15.
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and the song was playing on the radio and i'm like this and these guys are looking like, ooh, that's beyonce and i thought that was hot and she smacked the crap out of me in that store. when i tell you whap, whap and sent me to the car and she was like i don't care what song you have on the radio, you are my child, you do not disrespect me and i will never forget it. it was a great lesson. >> so you've never sung again like that with your mom in a store? >> no. >> when i met her i could tell, a, she's got this beauty but there was a steely look in your eyes as to say look, you mess with my girl, young man -- old man, and you're going to get it. >> she's strong. >> so i'm just a smack, smack away if one question goes wrong here, she's there. >> she is. she is my friend. we don't agree on everything and i'm an adult and we have our own -- our moments because we work
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together with our clothing line and she is respectful -- >> what is she most proudest of that you achieved do you think? what is the moment for your mom? >> i can say probably when i sang "at last" for the president. i think, you know, my father, all of his history, he grew up in gaston, alabama, and he was escorted to school every day because of he was one of the first african-americans in his school. and my mother, you know, in her day she couldn't ride the front of the bus. so for her to see her child -- >> doesn't it sound amazing when yaw say thing like that now? >> yes. >> in this day and age, in our generation even, that's what your parents had to go through. i find that a staggering thing, even now when i hear it. >> it's true. but it's a new day, and my parents saw me being a part of that history. and now i see my nephew, and he's like i don't understand why everyone is saying that obama is
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black because it's just normal to him. and that makes me -- that's my, you know, my joy. so, you know, it's great to see the growth and it's great that my parents could live to see that and it makes me very proud. >> a very merry christmas to beyonce, jay-z and their baby. and a word of advice to the little one, don't try to put one over on your mum. >> much more "piers morgan christmas" to come with a brother and sister who lived their whole lives in the spotlight side by side. it's almost unique in show business, your relationship. a brother and sister who have been doing what you've been doing for so long who still like each other. >> well, let's don't push it. >> two special musical performances. ♪ ♪ >> and the biggest stars remembering an extraordinary talent gone too soon, amy winehouse.
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>> she was a great singer. better than any of the young people i've ever heard. >> but next, a rock star with a russian-jewish father, a bohemian-christian mother. a giant cross tattooed on his back. what's a lenny kravitz christmas like? that's coming up. ♪ snow is snowing, wind is blowing i can weather ♪ ♪ the storm really, head & shoulders is for more than dandruff? yeah, it does seven great things like giving me a healthy scalp and great looking hair. you should make that eight things.
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what's in your wallet? woah! [ giggles ] >> lenny kravitz may be one of the coolest cats around. when i sat down with him recently he opened up about his life, his father's poignant last words. here than revealing interview. this is one of the coolest things i've seen. this is typical lenny kravitz. knit vinyl, which in itself is cool these days, right? secondly, amazing picture on the pront. and i turned over and there is your life in these extraordinary pictures. >> yeah. >> i just haven't seen an album cover or inside cover anything quite like this. and yet, you know, for the theme that you have of it, black and
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white america, there it is. there you are, lenny kravitz, the product of a black woman and a white man in america raised in the upper east of new york, your dad was jewish, your mom was christian. almost a unique perspective on growing up in life to grow up in america. >> i had an amazing childhood. i talked to a lot of people who didn't like their childhood, they would not go back. they found it to be sad and painful. i had the absolute opposite. i had a very rich childhood in the sense of experience. >> tell me about your parents. your mum was a famous actress, your dad was a television executive. tell me about them. >> my mother was born in miami, florida. her father came from the bahamas. she later moved to new york when
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their family moved to new york. she wanted to be an actress. and her father, my grandfather, was going to do whatever he had to do to give her the tools she needed. so he worked four, five, six jobs, sent her to school, took her to the theater in new york, enrolled her in howard university in washington, d.c. she studied at the shakespeare institute stratford in avon. my father was born in brooklyn, new york, his father from kiev, the ukraine. my father went to the military at a very, very young age. my father was quite hard core. he was a green beret, he was a jungle expert. you know, he was -- he was pretty scary, you know, when i was a child. and just to let you know, i
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loved my father dearly and at the end of his life we became closer than ever. but it wasn't always that way. >> well, your parents divorced. >> yes. >> how old were you when that happened? >> i was 21. >> what effect did that have on you? >> it had a very deep effect on me. it had a very deep effect on me. i was a mama's boy. i loved my mother. we were best friends. we were really, really close. and, you know, my father had his infidelities and so forth and they came out. they were quite deep. but my mother always taught me that that's your father, regardless of what he did to me, he's your father and you have to honor him, you have to love him, you have to respect him. she'd always refer to the bible and say that it says, you know,
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honor thy mother, thy father, it doesn't say but or unless or if. it says honor them. so that's what you have to do. her thing always was you do what you're supposed to do, don't worry about everybody else. so i was taught to be that way. >> so when you had this time with him and he knew he was dying, do you think because he realized he wasn't going to be around this was the last chance to have that conversation with him? >> i think he honestly had a spiritual awakening. because he -- and i don't want to paint him as this, you know, horrible man. if i ever bumped into anybody that knew him, oh, your father, he's so lovely, he's so charming, he's wonderful. he was a wonderful man. >> what did he say to you when he finally opened up? >> he -- i have two sisters from my father's first marriage, and he apologized to all of us, told
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us how much he loved us, which was a very emotional moment. >> amazing. >> and that he made mistakes, he wish it wasn't the way it was, he wish he could have changed it and he didn't know how. and he just admitted it and it was beautiful. from that moment on, he lived another maybe month. it was the best month of our lives. and it made up for everything. because it's one thing to have your father in front of you and see him and say, you know, hello and hug him and kiss him. but whenever i would be close with him, it always felt a little strange. like we'd hug and it would be like a little uncomfortable. and after that experience in the hospital when everything came out and he explained himself, i could actually lay in the bed with him, i could rub his head, i could hold him and it was beautiful. >> what an amazing thing. >> yeah. >> you're 47 now. >> yeah.
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>> i'm 46. >> you have to call me sir. >> you look about ten years younger than me so there are a few other things i'd like to call you actually. but do you dream wishfully of getting married, having more children -- that >> do i. >> that more conventional thing that your mother certainly dreamed of? >> i do. and i wanted it for some years but i wasn't ready. and now i'm ready. now i'm ready. >> i'm told if i ask you who the great love of your life has been, you would say lisa bono, the mother of your child. >> most definitely. that was a magical experience. >> she's an incredibly beautiful woman, very smart. i'm a big, big fan of hers. what went wrong there? >> young. >> too young? >> i lot going on. zoe was born. i got a record deal, i went on tour. it was all at the same time. we were young. but the beautiful thing is that
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now we're, you know, we're best friends. she's like my sister. and i love the man she's with, i love her new children, we're all together and it's great. but that was a very magical time. >> if i was interviewing zoe about you, how do you think she would describe you? >> i think she would say that i'm extremely funny and goofy and the opposite of everything you said today about being cool and all that. >> really? >> yeah. >> couldn't imagine you being goofy. >> i'm very. you have to come home with me. you have to come home and hang out. >> i'd love to. i'll be around next week. >> then you'll see it. >> then you'd wish you never asked me. how are you spending the christmas holidays? >> i am going to the bahamas. >> you have a big connection with the bahamas. >> yes, that's where my mother's side of the family is from. i'm going to go there, meet my daughter and chill out and do nothing. >> do you do the whole big turkey, the presents, the crackers?
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do you do all that thing? >> no. i mean, we're going to cook. i'll probably do some fishing. i have an organic garden there. >> do you sing christmas carols? >> no. >> good king -- >> i know the tunes. but, new york we hang out and play music and just enjoy each other. >> good for you. >> yeah. >> thank you, lenny. >> when we come back, one of the best loved brother and sister acts of all time take me behind the scenes of old hollywood.
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♪ 'tis the season for family but how many families would spend their entire careers working side by side in perfect harmony? that's exactly what donnie and marie osmond have done. when i sat down with them in vegas, they shared stories of a life on the road, and gave me a peek behind the curtain at old hollywood. its almost unique, i would say, in show business, your relationship, a brother and sister who have been doing what you've been doing for so long who still like each other. >> well, let's don't push it. >> there is a different relationship as we have matured. definitely it's not 14 and 16 years old anymore. but there's a mutual respect and it's nice to be out there with
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somebody who they can tell if something's not working and they're there to cover each other or whatever it is. >> it just happened the other night. marie was feeling under the weather and i filled in for her. a couple weeks prior to that, the reverse thing happened. i was really feeling bad, she filled in and did some move more in the show, pulled it off. >> if it's your sister, can you completely trust each other? >> yes. i can emphatically say, yes, i can trust her. >> compared to whoever else you work with. >> that's the thing about us. people say, what keeps you going? why are you still in the business after these many years? our father taught us such a work ethic that if there's something worth doing, it's worth doing well. >> do you think you're kind of not the last of because there's still some others around of that old school ethic of doing these kind of shows? when you see the young performers today, it seems to me they don't have that same ethic. >> you know, i can tell you i
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feel very blessed that i got to work with sammy davis jr., dean martin, elvis presley, sinatra we had to learn to watch, not just watch them but to work with them. >> work with them. >> what did you learn, from the greats? what made them great? what's the thing that takes you to that level? >> i don't know if i speak on behalf of marie but when we put the show together but you can throw as much money you want at a show and people -- >> but it's important to have those things. >> you have to walk out with people saying i know more about donny and marie. here's the mark producers list. they leave out the heart and soul. that's what i learned from sammy davis, jr., from frank sinatra. when you went to see those shows, you got to know them. >> who of all the greats that have played in vegas would you most like to have seen in a theater like this? >> we did.
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>> we did. >> you saw them all? >> we worked with them. >> i'll give you a great example. i remember going to the hilton. >> this is amazing to me. >> yeah. >> you performed? >> you name the name and we'll tell you if we worked with them. >> did you perform with sinatra? >> yes. >> sammy davis? >> yes. >> dean martin? >> elvis? >> yes. >> i'll it'll you. >> elvis in vegas. lucille ball. john wayne. you name it, it's crazy. it really is nuts. ethyl mermen. >> i went to see elvis presley, his closing night show at the hilton. we were opening up the next night. i remember watching the king on stage. he could do no wrong. i mean the audience was in the palm of his hand. the next night i'm in his dressing room with my brothers getting ready and the door opens up, hi, old buddy, i'm elvis presley -- and he talked like this, too -- and i wanted to say hi and good luck. >> that's my brother. >> i thought, how cool is that the king of rock 'n' roll just walked through the door and he's a real person. it taught me a lot about leaving the star on stage. when you go off stage, you're just another person.
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and it really put the whole show business thing into perspective for me. >> it was their job. >> what else made those guys? the best? >> they worked. >> i think they didn't look at it as being a celebrity. they looked at it as being an entertainer. it was their job. and it was every day how do i be better? how do i get -- i mean they loved that audience. we love our audiences. we want them to leave feeling that, you know what, it's an expensive ticket -- it's not as expensive as some of them here but when they leave they got their money's worth, they had an experience, they had something that brought them back to some kind of memory. whether it was way back at the donnie and marie original shows or a current something they saw like "dancing with the stars" or whatever, they walk away feeling that they got it know us better. >> here's another thing, piers. sometimes i feel like entertain young entertainers that jump into the business get a lot of fame and fortune -- >> wait a minute, we're young -- >> you actually look very young. i'll come to this in a moment. i don't know how you have done this. >> so many people feel entitled.
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i'm on stage, you need to like me. yeah, there's that attitude, that confidence on stage. but they forget about getting out there and working and doing all of those little gigs 366 days a year, and going through the work and going through the motions. >> so being a proper star really from what you're saying is looking out to an audience and making them feel as important as they're making you feel. >> absolutely. you know -- >> i don't see that in a lot of the new acts. i don't see that. >> one thing that's crucial i remember milton berle, the first time i worked with him. he came on and took a script and started slashing. this won't work. he worked to make that silly little three-minute sketch brilliant. and it wasn't just that's okay. the writers -- he worked with the writers. he worked -- it was a constant effort by the people we got to work with to make everything the best it could be, even if it was a stupid sketch, which usually it was on our show. >> do you remember what groucho marks did now? >> yeah. >> okay.
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dirty old man. >> groucho marx? >> pinched my butt. >> he was punching marie's butt the whole time. on the donny and marie show. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> wasn't it groucho that said you're only as old at woman you feel? >> that's groucho. if. >> i love that! i never heard that one, but it was perfect. and i would have been 14 1/2, no, 15. which would have been illegal nowadays. >> good ogroucho. >> john wayne was a very stoic man. >> tall. so sweet. >> he'd talk like this -- i'm impressions. >> a singer with a story that will warm your heart. a special performance from the winner of "america's got talent" ♪ i'll take your hat i have to say no, no, no ♪ ♪ mind if i move i wouldn't do that. pay the check?
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you know, typical alarm clock. i am so glad to get rid of it. just to be able to wake up in the morning on your own. that's a big accomplishment to me. i don't know how much money i need. but i know that whatever i have that's what i'm going to live within. ♪ ♪
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♪ my next guest warmed even my heart when he appeared on "america's got talent" and bested all of the competition to win. >> from a car washer to a
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million dollar crooner. >> that's right. that's right. >> now back on the national stage tonight, landow eugene murphy, jr. with laura johnson singing "baby, it's cold outside." ♪ i really can't stay ♪ baby it's cold outside i've got to go away ♪ ♪ baby it's cold out there this evening is -- ♪ hoping that you dro in somewhere tonight i'll hole your hands they're just like ice ♪ ♪ my mother will start to worry beautiful, what you've heard my father will be pacing the floor ♪ ♪ listen to the fireplace roar
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♪ sweetheart what's your hurry maybe just have a drink more ♪ ♪ put the records on while i pour the maybe might say ♪ ♪ baby it's bad out there say what's in this drink ♪ ♪ no caps to be had out there i wish i knew how your eyes are like starlight now ♪ ♪ i'll take your hat your hand as well i have to say no, no, no sir ♪ ♪ mind if i move in closer i'm going to say i tried ♪ ♪ what's the sense in hurting my pryde i really can't stay ♪ ♪ baby don't hold out but it's cold outside ♪ ♪ simply must go baby it's cold outside ♪ ♪ the answer is no
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baby it's cold outthere ♪ ♪ it's welcome been hoping that you drop in so nice and warm ♪ ♪ look out the window at that storm ♪ ♪ my sister will be suspicious gosh your lips look delicious my father will be at the door a tropical shore ♪ ♪ baby your lips are dell libs baby just one kiss more ♪ ♪ never such a blizzard before i've got to go home jew you'll freeze to the bone out there say, lnd me your coat ♪ ♪ it's up to your knees out there you'll touch my hand you'll see ♪ ♪ how can you do this to me we'll talk tomorrow ♪ ♪ making my life long sorrow
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you'll catch pneumonia and die baby it's cole outside♪ >> stay inside where it's nice and warm. >> merry christmas. >> coming up, the star of "touched by an angel" and the real message of the season and a music icon reflects on the extraordinary talent of amy winehouse. i take an omega for my heart. but to be honest, i find the omega choices overwhelming. which one is right for me? then i found new pronutrients omega-3. it's from centrum, a name i trust. it goes beyond my heart to support my brain and eyes too. and these ultra-concentrated minigels are much smaller than many others.
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♪ my next guest has not only played an angel on tv, she's also devoting her offscreen time her real-life mission. she's an actress, singer. she's here with me now, roma downey, the star of "touched by an angel." i've been a guest in your wonderful house in los angeles. it seemed only fair to return the favor on this festive occasion. >> merry christmas and happy holidays. >> now listen, you are best known i guess in america for the angel moniker of course from "touched by an angel." let's get a little clip on this for the few of you out there who
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don't remember you from this. >> people have been out there painting pictures and writing songs and making movies about heaven and all ever since they could breathe, and they never come close. >> poor love. he gets so dusty up here. >> i mean, you couldn't get a kind of more peaceful vignette could you, and and yet the irony is that you come from northern ireland, a very war-torn place when you grew up. i think you went back recently and were stunned on how it transformed itself. tell me about that. >> yeah, i grew up in the city of derry, also known as londonderry. i went back there this summer and it's just a place transformed and restored. you know, that we finally have peace there, which is just fantastic what can happen when both sides agree to get together to sit down and
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talk and listen. i grew up through the '70s and '80s and we really had a terrible bombing campaign through derry at that time. there were so many shops and schools and, you know, there was all kinds of awful activity. probably not your typical american childhood certainly. i know when i first left ireland and i went to college in england, first of all, before moving to the states and my acting career, i was walking down the street and a car backfired and i instinctively hit the ground, nose to the concrete. and there was that moment, i think the beginning of healing perhaps, the realization that you don't have to live that way. >> you're married to an englishman, mark burnett, one of the top producers in hollywood. >> we won't hold that against him. >> you've lived here together for a long time now. >> yeah. >> how do you find america? >> i love america. america's been so good to me and
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i'm just enormously grateful for all the opportunities that i've had here. my very first job in new york city was as a coat check girl. i worked in a fancy restaurant on the upper west side. and one of the first coats i ever checked was of regis philbin. >> seriously? that's fantastic. >> i remember sitting there and he came in and i thought, wouldn't it be lovely to be able to afford to eat in a restaurant like this. and i went upstairs and hung his coat up. when he left, he left me a very impressive tip. some years later i was invited back to new york where i was the guest on the regis philbin show. >> fantastic. >> there's just something so beautiful in the opportunity that america would allow. >> good thing he tipped you there. that would be really awkward. >> yeah, i wouldn't want to go on his show and tell him he stiffed me. i'm so grateful, my husband is, too, there really is opportunity here if you're willing to work
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hard. >> let's turn to your dvd. you're executive producer. you have a new animated series called "little angels." >> it's a wonderful series for preschool children. it features eight little angel characters who live on the ceiling of the children's nursery. when the mom and dad aren't around, the angels come down and they teach the children, they teach them their a, b, cs and their 1, 2, 3s and they teach them wonderful family values, the importance of honesty and being truthful and kindness and giving and sharing. >> have we lost our way a bit globally? >> i think we have lost our way a little bit. i think that the children, the particularly the preschoolers are exposed to all sorts of things they shouldn't be, there's such a media blitz. i wanted to come up with a product in "little angels" that i know moms and dads are busy and we often sit our child down in front of the tv to buy ourselves some precious time we
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need, whether it's a crisis moment or the dog is eating the gardner or you'll find now as your little daughter is growing up. if you're going to be sitting your child down in front of a dvd anyway, wouldn't you rather it was something that was feeding not just their minds and their hearts. and uplifting. >> totally. >> little angels also explores beloved biblical stories and through that they learn just all kinds of wonderful and important lessons. >> and you're also working with your husband on a project. >> i am working on -- >> this seemed a very bold move to me. >> oh, not at all. it's like -- >> who is the boss there? >> who do you think is the boss? >> i know who the boss is. certainly isn't him. >> listen, behind every great man, there's a greater woman, right? >> tell me about the project. >> it's still in a very early stage. so i'll tell you about it if you promise to invite us back so we can really talk about it -- >> deal. i want to get you both on together. >> wouldn't that be lovely.
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we'll really looking forward to that. it's a docudrama series for the history channel. it's ten hours on the bible from genesis through revolution. we're very, very excited to be working together, thrilled to be working on something as epic as this, humble to be working on it. >> how are you spending christmas? >> we're spending christmas with our kids. we have three teens. we'll go to church and we'll have a great old family dinner. we're a very traditional -- >> christmas turkey and all the trimmings? >> brussels sprouts? >> oh, i love brussels sprouts. >> so do i. >> but my kids, i can't get them to eat them. >> you've got to get into brussels sprouts. finest vegetable in the world. >> think so i. very good for you, too. we traveled this year with our children. we work with operation smile which is an absolutely fantastic group. >> great, great. >> who repair -- volunteer group who refair children with facial
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deformities. we've have taken the kids off on several missions. >> excellent. >> as we approach christmas here and the holiday season the importance of being open and generous of heart and giving back. so that's to those who much is given, muches expected, piers. >> roma downey, well said. an absolute pleasure. merry christmas. >> merry christmas to you. the world lost a one of a kind talent when amy winehouse died this year at age 27. the troubled and talented star shot to fame with "back to black" and found herself in the tabloid spot with drug and alcohol abuse and destructive relationships. tonight, remembrances from amy father and the icon who was her last musical partner. >> of all of the singers that i've ever heard, amy was the best one. ♪ i saw mommy kissing santa claus♪
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>> she had the ears to know just what to leave out what to put in, and more than anything else, one of the secrets of a good performing singer is this, the heart. ♪ >> as good as billie holiday, as good as ella fitzgerald even. she was as good at that level. >> a great singer. ♪ i saw mommy tickle >> i peopleries of her obviously will never fade. she's my daughter. the love that she had for her family and her friends, her generosity, that's what i remember most. ♪ if daddy would see mommy kissing ♪ ♪ santa claus >> i was very, very impressed with her mom because she said, you know it's funny, everybody feels regretful about my daughter. but i knew what she really wanted to do and what her dream was and even though she said she had a short life, she really
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accomplished what her dream was. and i thought it was very touching. ♪ it would help me if daddy had only seen♪ >> it's just incredible that a force, her force, her nature, has gone but it hasn't really gone because all my family, we are firm believers in life after death, and she's right here with us all the time. ♪ mommy kissing santa claus last night♪
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♪ what do i care how much it may storm ♪ ♪ got my love >> thanks for joining us tonight. a holiday treat from il divo, the worldwide sensation, 150 gold and platinum records over 2 million people at their concerts. with a christmas classic performing "white christmas" it's il divo. ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas
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just like the ones ♪ ♪ i used to know ♪ where the tree tops glisten and children listen ♪ ♪ to hear sleigh bells in the snow ♪ ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ ♪ with every christmas card i write ♪
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