And it's not all guy friends. Don't you think Stephanie provides a good female influence in PJ's life? 

A: Kellee Stewart, the actress who plays Stephanie, is one of the strongest, wisest people I know. I think we all kind of stand in line to get therapy from her because she's just so grounded. So she's a very easy person to have a pretend friendship with. Her character on the other hand...I think Stephanie's angling to be the next Oprah. She's trying to turn her self-help book, He's a Great Guy, But..., into an empire. She's conducting seminars, and she wants a talk show—she's trying to take Chicago chick-lit by storm. It's a pretty funny storyline. She explodes with a bit of success this season.


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