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Sean Kanan and Wife Michele Dish Details of Their Mediterranean Wedding

an-kanan-wife-michelle_vegaTV fans who may cringe at the bad-boy characters Sean Kanan portrays on General Hospital and The Young and the Restless will be happy to learn that, in real life, he’s a devoted family man—and a romantic to boot.

“I was living single in Los Angeles. I had a big house in the Hills, all by myself. Then I met Michele, and she promptly told me she had four kids. So I did what I think any guy would do—I married her! And I have a daughter myself, so now we have this blended Brady Bunch family,” the actor, 46, tells Wedding Day Radio host Erin Brown of his beloved bride, who sat down with him to dish details of their nuptials last summer in Europe.

“We went to this little Italian town called Monte di Procida where I’d shot a film several years ago and became very good friends with the owner of the Al Chiar di Luna hotel,” says Sean, who, as author of The Modern Gentleman: Cooking and Entertaining with Sean Kanan, knows a thing or two about throwing a memorable party. “We had a beautiful wedding overlooking the Mediterranean. We were married by the mayor of the town. Then we went to Sicily for our honeymoon.”

“I ended up wearing, like, six different dresses,” says Michele a producer-director whose big-screen credits include 2011’s My Trip to the Dark Side. “Birgit Müller, a three-time Emmy-winning costumer for The Bold and the Beautiful, did the design work. And Sean wore a suit by Carlo Pignatelli.”

As for favorite wedding gifts bestowed on couple, Sean adds: “One of my Italian friends showed up with this super lightweight luggage. That sounds really silly, but we’d bought a bunch of stuff during out tour of Italy, so we needed it.”

Wedding Day Radio, a three-part series presented by World Kitchen, runs throughout April, May and June on BlogTalkRadio. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Gabrielle UnionThe Stupid Cancer Show welcomes award-winning actress Gabrielle Union, who shares the work she is doing to support the fight against breast cancer. Tune in here.

Jackie CollinsNew York Times bestselling author Jackie Collins stops by Conversations LIVE to talk with host Cyrus Webb about her journey and her new book The Power Trip. Tune in here.

DIonne WarwickHost Barry Farber welcomes five-time Grammy Award winning music legend Dionne Warwick as she celebrates her 50 anniversary. Tune in here.

Black FrancisOn Storytellers, we welcome alt rock demigod Black Francis AKA Frank Black of the landmark group The Pixies. Tune in here.

Ricky Paull GoldinRicky Paull Goldin is an actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his roles in daytime dramas such as Guiding Light and All My Children. He chats with Take 2 Radio about his new HGTV show, Spontaneous Construction which premieres on February 15.  Tune in here.

Robert David HallRobert David Hall has played the chief medical examiner on CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for 13 seasons, which is seen in over 130 countries. Tune in here.

Tate DonovanHost Robin Milling welcomes Tate Donovan, who is currently starring in the Oscar nominated Argo and Deception on NBC. Tune in here.

Tanya BiankJoy Keys chats with Author Tanya Biank, whose book inspired the Lifetime series Army Wives.  She shares about her new book Undaunted: The Real Story of America’s Servicewomen in Today’s Military. Tune in here.

Hunter TylorHunter Tylo joins On-Air with Doug & Rob to chat about The Bold & the Beautiful, plus a look back at 25 years of daytime soap. Hunter shares what lies ahead for her character. Tune in here.

Walt FrazierTwo-time NBA champion and one of the greatest Knicks player of all time, Walt Frazier, will join The Knicks Blog show. Tune in here.

Walking DeadTune in to a one of a kind interview with the 3 most prominent stars of The Walking Dead: Michael Rooker, Steven Yeun, and Irone Singleton. Tune in here.

Robert HassReal Sisters welcomes former United States Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Robert Hass to the show to discuss how he has progressed as a poet. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts (speaking at the 2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival) discusses The Impossible, a film about one family’s harrowing story from the 2004 tsunami in South East Asia.  Tune in here.

CommonThis week on the BIG show, host Tim Gordon continues his journey with Black Reel Awards nominees and welcomes Chi-town’s favorite son, actor/rapper, Common. He sits down to talk about his latest nominated film, LUV as part of the ‘Meet the Nominees’ segment. Tune in here.

Meagan GoodActress Meagan Good chats about her new role on NBC’s hot new drama series Deception. Tune in to find about the her role and about being a newlywed. Tune in here.

Paul GiamattiThe Movie Geeks speak with acclaimed actor Paul Giamatti (Sideways, Rock of Ages) and director Don Coscarelli (Phantasm) about their new film John Dies at the End. Tune in here.

Sam WitwerSFP-NOW welcomes actor Sam Witwer talking about his role in the hit SyFy series Being Human. Sam shares his connection to Star Wars and discusses his take on Darth Maul amongst many other things. Tune in here.

Lisa LoebMatty P’s Radio Happy Hour welcomes Lisa Loeb and Luke Perry for the show’s 3 year anniversary show.  Lisa became a musical force with her hit song “Stay” and has gone on to create 2 Gold records, an eyewear line and an award-winning children’s albums.  Perry is well known as Dylan Walsh of the hit show Beverly Hills 90210, and is now the star of  Hallmark Movie Channel’s Goodnight For Justice: Queen Of Hearts, which premieres January 26. Tune in here.

2 Cellos2 Cellos, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser, join host Robin Milling. The Croatian cellists made quite a viral sensation on YouTube with their dual cello interpretation of ‘Smooth Criminal’. Elton John took notice, taking them under his wing as their manager. Tune in here.

Andy MacdonaldAndy Macdonald was crowned as skateboarding’s World Champion eight years in a row in the World Cup Skateboard Series. He has competed in every X Games since its inception and has earned 22 medals, more than any other skater. Tune in here.

Parker KligermanSlicks and Sticks welcomes two of the drivers from Kyle Busch Motorsports: Joey Coulter in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Parker Kligerman in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Tune in here.

Kristen JohnsonKristen Johnson is best known for her portrayal of Sally Solomon in the hit television series, 3rd Rock From the Sun. She chats with Take 2 Radio about her stellar career and her first book, Guts. Tune in here.

Guy KawasakiWendy Duncan host of BookMark Radio Network welcomes well-known entrepreneur and author, Guy Kawasaki for a chat with host Shawn Welch. Guy discusses his newly published book, APE: Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur How to Publish a Book. Tune in here.

Alan ParsonsStorytellers presented by BlogTalkRadio welcomes fabled producer, engineer and musician Alan Parsons. Alan is an 11 time Grammy nominee, best known for engineering the epic Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon and creating the multi-platinum rock group, The Alan Parsons Project.Tune in here.

Catch Actress Meagan Good on Film Festival Radio

This Friday at 7PM EST, Meagan Good stops by BlogTalkRadio to speak with Film Festival Radio.  Meagan stars in NBC’s midseason drama Deception as Joanna Padget Locasto, a San-Francisco narcotics detective with childhood ties to a notoriously secretive and powerful New York family, the Bowers. In addition, Megan is also establishing a name for herself as a successful executive producer of indie films. It’s a lot to chat about with Megan on this edition of Film Festival Radio.

Also don’t miss special guest Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, pediatrician and expert in the areas of childhood obesity. She is now a part of The Biggest Loser show’s team of experts who’s advising teens and kids on how to successfully overcome being overweight on season 14 of show.

Save the date and follow Film Festival Radio to get updates on this show.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Fran DrescherEveryone knows this voice! From The Nanny to cancer survivor, Fran Drescher is a little ball of dynamite! She received two Emmy and two Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of the lovable ‘Miss Fine’ on the CBS hit series, The Nanny, a show she also created, and executive produced. Fran recently wrote her second New York Times best seller based on her cancer experience, Cancer Schmancer, for which she received the prestigious National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship Writer’s Award. Tune in here.

CE. Vincent Martinezhloé Taylor Brown talks to E. Vincent Martinez about his fast, fantastic and fabulous life and lifestyle as a “STYLE” Power Player, Philanthropist, and one of the world’s top celebrated Fashion and Lifestyle Bloggers. Tune in here.

Jane EspensonSci-fi television writer Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy, BSG, Torchwood) will join host Barbara Barnett to discuss the current Once Upon a Time season, including her latest episode, and her other projects, which include her hit web series Husbands. Tune in here.

Drew BledsoeThe HITS Radio Show welcomes in former NFL Quarterback and Super Bowl Champion Drew Bledsoe to talk about his 13 year NFL career, the upcoming Super Bowl XLVII and more. Tune in here.

 

Jesse EppsHear from Natonal Treasure, Jesse Epps, who was one of Dr. King’s best friends and closest confidants. Jesse was with Dr. King on the day Dr. King was assassinated. He believes his life was spared so he could further the mission of Dr. King. Tune in here.

Bill EwingFormer Vice-President of Columbia Pictures, Bill Ewing. During Bill’s 15 years at Columbia Pictures, he supervised production of 100+ feature films, including Awakenings, A League of Their Own, My Girl, Groundhog Day, Age of Innocence, The Patriot, and more. Tune in here.

Faith Renee EvansMulti-platinum Grammy Award winning recording artist. New York Times best-selling author. Wife. Mother. Entrepreneur. With so many hats to be worn, it is undeniable that Faith Renée Evans has a little something for everyone. Tune in here.

W. Kamau BellThe host of Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which airs on FX will be covering the festivities at this year’s American Indian Society’s 2013 Inaugural Ball. On this episode, W. Kamau Bell talks about his career, his new show, and why he wants to hang out with American Indians. Tune in here.

Joshua AdamsCompared to the vocal styling of great modern rock singers Chris Cornell and Myles Kennedy, Joshua Adams’ ability as a rock vocalist is at a level rarely achieved within the genre. On-Air with Douglas chats with Joshua about his music and career. Tune in here.

Diamond Dallas PageDiamond Dallas Page has gone from being a notorious professional wrestler, to inspirational and motivational Yoga Master! DDP stops by to talk about his phenomenal career, his inspiration and what got him where he is today. Tune in here.

Melissa Joan HartMGN Radio welcomes the talented actress and television director Melissa Joan Hart to discuss family and television. She’s best known for her title roles in the television series Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and Melissa and Joey. Tune in here.

Kevin MazurRenowned Rock and Roll photographer Kevin Mazur tells the story of the paparazzi and the point of view of the celebrities they hound in the documentary film, $ellebrity. Kevin joins host Robin Milling to discuss controversial issues which include ‘are celebrities’ children fair game?’ Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Condy LongoCatch up with singer, actor and performer, Cody Longo, who just finished up a summer season of Nick at Nite’s, Hollywood Heights. Hear him chat it up about the show, his music and what’s next? Tune in here.

TAmel Larrieuxhis week Rodney Perry Live is pleased to welcome the incomparable, Amel Larrieux to the show. Rodney and Amel will discuss Amel’s upcoming fourth solo album titled Ice Cream Everyday (Blisslife Records), which is slated for release in 2012.  Tune in here.

Known worldwide by millions as the Berlin Patient, Timothy Ray Brown is the first person to have ever been cured of HIV/AIDS, and the odds of this having happened were 1 in 10,000,000! Listen to his interview from World AIDS Day, Dec. 1st. Tune in here.

Kevin Reginald WestgarthMeet Kevin Reginald Westgarth, a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who currently plays with the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League. He is on air with NHLPA rep to provide an update on the NHL Lockout. Tune in here.

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Relationships 2012 have gone digital, and so have break ups. Ouch! The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will be exploring online dating and breaking up challenges with those who have been there and those who have advice on how to navigate the new world of dating. Tune in here.

Victoria JusticeThat’s Entertainment‘s host, Tammy Jones-Gibbs welcomes actress and singer Victoria Justice as she talks about her hit Nickelodeon show, Victorious, her latest movie, Fun Size, and being the musical guest at this year’s Christmas in Rockefeller Center. Tune in here.

Paul MabonStep into The VAULT with Kenyetta Lethridge as she welcomes Def Poetry Jam’s Paul Mabon & Comedy Central and NBC’s Owen Smith. Listen in as they speak candidly, and answer questions from women about dating and relationships. Tune in here.

Tom KennyCatch a new episode of Storytellers with Tom Kenny, comedian and prolific voice actor. Tom is currently the voice of SpongeBob Squarepants with numerous other credits including Mr. Show, Brickleberry, Rocco’s Modern Life,  and more. Tune in here.

Christy Bella Joiner

Christy Bella Joiner is an American actress and model who has starred in Showtime’s The Tudors & Entourage on HBO. She chats with Pam & Dawn about her successful career.   Tune in here.

Charles Divins

Spiritual Food for Thought welcomes actor, model & host of The Daily Buzz, Charles Divins. He has appeared on the NBC daytime drama Passions, the WB sitcom Half & Half and guest starred on CSI, Melrose Place & My Boys. Charles shares how his career began by taking a leap of faith.  Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Celebrates Halloween with The Fright Night Awards & Shadoe Stevens

On the 2nd episode of our new series, Storytellers, BlogTalkRadio teamed up with America’s Most Haunted for a special Halloween broadcast. Host Eric Olsen talks Fright Night Awards with the hot and saucy Carrie Keagan of VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live and Mike Burg, creator/producer of the Teen Choice and Kids’ Choice Awards and owner of Edge Health and Edge Marketing and Entertainment.

The Fright Night Awards celebrates actors and actresses in the vampire and supernatural genre of film.  The big event is the brainchild of Mike Burg, a blood cancer survivor and Cancer Bites, a new blood cancer awareness and education initiative, with winners announced by Carrie Keagan on VH1.

Also, the mythic radio (KROQ, American Top 40) and TV personality (Craig Ferguson) Shadoe Stevens joins the show to chat about his weekly paranormal Mental Radio show.  As the first PD of LA’s KROQ-FM, Stevens created one of the first Alternative Rock formats in the country, and as radio personality there, he won the Billboard Magazine Personality of the Year Award. In 1988, he followed Casey Kasem as host of American Top Forty for the next six years, broadcast in 120 countries to an estimated 1 billion listeners every week.  He was a regular on the popular Hollywood Squares TV program and is currently announcer for The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

Tune in here.

Our New Storytellers Series Debuts with Tony Bennett Oct. 24

Tony Bennett in The Zen of Bennett

BIG NEWS. Or, as we like to call him, Mr. Tony Bennett. The legendary crooner kicks off our new Storytellers series, featuring the most talented people on the planet.

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Our new series will feature the greatest storytellers of our time, from radio, film, literature and music, talking with hosts Eric Olsen (@amhaunted) of America’s Most Haunted and The Morton Report and BlogTalkRadio‘s own Director of Marketing, Chitra Agrawal.

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There are few greater storytellers than Tony Bennett, who’s spent 60 years interpreting the lyrics of the American Songbook with his inimitable voice. Tony will premiere our new Storytellers series on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 3PM EST and talk about an upcoming documentary about his life, The Zen of Bennett and his newest album, Viva Duets.

The Zen of Bennett premiered to strong critical and audience reactions at the Tribeca Film Festival in April. In the film, on the eve of his 85th birthday, Tony reflects back over his 60 year career and discusses his philosophies of life, lessons learned, and his passion for art and music.  The documentary features many touching moments including Tony in the studio singing duets with the likes of Natalie Cole, John Mayer, the late Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga.

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The Zen of Bennett will debut in theaters in New York on Wednesday, October 24th, followed by openings in select cities throughout November and December.  The film will also be available on Netflix streaming after November 12th.

Viva Duets, is Tony’s third duets-themed project, following the platinum selling and critically praised Duets and Duets II albums. Viva Duets features Tony singing his greatest hits with a celebrated roster of Latin artists including Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Miguel Bose and Maria Gadu.

Marc Anthony & Tony Bennett

He remains the Columbia recording artist with the greatest longevity at the label and his Duets II CD, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Album charts making him the oldest artist to achieve the top spot at the age of 85. Viva Duets is set to release on October 23rd.

We’re collecting questions for Tony on our Facebook event page. Join to ask your questions and save the date for the show on Wednesday, October 24th @ 3PM EST.  You can tune in to the live show here or by phone at (646) 716-5155.