Shirley MacLaine, who claims to have spent times in past lives as a monk, a Russian ballet dancer, a male court jester, her own daughter’s daughter, a harem dancer, a Brazilian voodoo practitioner, a Chinese tai chi artist, a prostitute, an Incan youth in Peru and a Roman guard, says she has also caused trees to sway, mastered the knowledge of weather control and has the power to communicate with elephants and other animals of the jungle. But it seems the golden girl of the New Age is having trouble communicating with several popular talk show hosts in this life. After swearing at David Letterman and walking off his show, Shirley was told by Oprah Winfrey, “You can’t go around telling people you are God. It’s a very difficult concept to accept.”

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