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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.

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Our New Storytellers Series Debuts with Tony Bennett Oct. 24

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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.

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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.

What’s New On BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesResearch shows that many contact lens wearers are significantly non-compliant in virtually all active steps involving soft contact lens wear, including hand washing, case hygiene, lens disinfection and following the recommended lens replacement schedule. On the new edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones, optometrists Jason Pingel and Christi Closson join Dr. Val to talk about how to get the full benefit of contact lens wear and reduce the chances of developing problems that could have an effect on your vision and the health of your eyes. Tune into the podcast here. In conjunction with the show, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc. has developed a new educational resource, Healthy Vision & Contact Lenses, available at www.acuvue.com/press.

Frank Fontana of The Down and DirtyOn Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to actor/voice artist Doug James. If you’ve been watching Boss on Starz, you know him as the mysterious “Grey Haired Man” who always gets the job done. Also on the show is Souldier founder/president Jen Tabor discussing her awesome guitar straps (and other musical accessories) she makes for artists ranging from Mastodon to the Grateful Dead. Tune in here.

When it comes to incorporating a business, entrepreneurs have many questions they may need help with, but can’t afford to bring an attorney on board. In this show, Nellie Akalp, CEO of CorpNet.com will discuss with Host Tai Goodwin about the top 5 mistakes entrepreneurs make when they incorporate their business and how to avoid them. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Russell Fischer of Jersey BoysThe Halli Casser-Jayne Show is off to Broadway. Meeting us there is Russell Fischer star of Jersey Boys, Oscar Hammerstein II’s grandson, author and painter, Oscar Andrew Hammerstein, President & Executive Director of Rodgers & Hammerstein, Ted Chapin and more. Tune in here.

The Big Bang Theory showDavid Goetsch and Maria Ferarri, writers on the show The Big Bang Theory, will be chatting with the geeks at Geekerati about the show and about their own geeky interests. Tune in here.

Interview with Presentation Designer for Madden NFL Video GameThe Broad Street Line welcomes Patrick Bellanca, Lead Presentation Designer for Madden NFL 13. The Madden series is the top-selling video game franchise of all time.  Last year’s edition sold more than 4.6 million copies. Tune in here.

Movie Geeks United revisits some of their best interviews past in their special series titled: Best of MGU.  Past guests highlighted in the series include David Cronenburg, Robert Duvall, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Burstyn and more!   Tune in here.

Iconic filmmaker Spike Lee will be joins PDC Live to discuss his latest film Red Hook Summer, a venture back to the universe he created originally in Do The Right Thing. Tune in here.

Actor, Billy Bob ThorntonBuffalo welcomes Oscar winning actor, director, writer and musician Billy Bob Thornton to discuss movies, music an life. We also welcome members of the band Royal Southern Brotherhood. Tune in here.

Singer, Angie StoneHost Joy Keys welcomes singer, Angie Stone to talk her new album Rich Girl. Rich Girl is a triumphant return to what Stone does best, writing deeply soulful and intimate songs, then delivering them with a voice so powerful and pure. Tune in here.

Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley's Rarecat WinesSmart Companies Radio interviews Sharon Harris, the owner of Napa Valley’s Rarecat Wines.  Sharon turned her life’s passion into a thriving business, and she’s committed to helping other women entrepreneurs be successful.  She formed a group called Wine Entre Femmes comprised of some of the most remarkable women in wine. Tune in here.

Tips on Back to SchoolHost Monica will discuss the stresses for both parent and student, Nursery School thru College, when beginning the school year again. Listen in for Monica’s helpful hints on how to deal. Tune in here.

 

What’s New on BlogTalkRadio’s Featured Stations

Healthy Vision with Dr. Val JonesLabor Day Weekend serves as an important reminder to lather on the sunscreen and make sure the entire family protects their body from the sun’s rays year-round. Most people know that exposure to the sun can damage their skin, but many don’t know the dangers that UV exposure poses to the eyes. Tune into the newest edition of Healthy Vision™ with Dr. Val Jones as dermatologist and author Jeanine Downie, M.D., and Stephen Cohen, O.D., past president of the Arizona Optometric Association, join Dr. Val to talk about the importance of sun protection and provide tips on keeping eyes and skin healthy year-round.  Tune in here.

Frank Fontana of The Down and Dirty

On Down and Dirty with Frank Fontana, tune in to comedian Nate Bargatze, featured on Conan multiple times and now on his own edition of Comedy Central Presents. During the Craftsmanship segment, we’re chatting with North County Powder Coating owner Tom Wright. He’s the brains behind the Street Legal Bumper Cars that have been making the email rounds, and he shows them off at various auto shows around the USA. Tune in here.

MashUp RadioMashup Radio interviews Ted Tanner, the CTO of PokitDok, a consumer health and wellness marketplace that guides you through the health purchase decision by uncovering all your options, connecting you to people like you and recommending practitioners, treatments and services that meet your unique needs at the best available cash price. PokitDok includes both conventional and complimentary medicine in a community driven marketplace where consumers and practitioners connect directly for health and wellness services. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

Rashida Jones, star of Celeste and Jesse Forever, stops by to talk about the film, friendships and relationships. Jones and co-writer/star Will McCormack talk about their experiences in front of and behind the camera. Tune in here.

Snoop Dogg drops in on the Callywood Nation to speak about his summer football camp for inner city youth. Recently Snoop announced a new documentary alongside his upcoming studio album entitled Reincarnated and he is set to headline the Oshega Festival in Canada this summer. Tune in here.

Legendary singer/songwriter/comedian Weird Al will be dropping by Somewhere in Vegas to talk about his upcoming tour and his new album Alpocalypse. Tune in here.

Olympic gold medalist, Dominique Moceanu, joins Artists On Demand to talk about her new book Off Balance, growing up in gymnastics, and her thoughts on the 2012 U.S. gymnastics team. Tune in here.

Mike Michalowicz, Business Rescue segment host for MSNBC’s Your Business. The Wall Street Journal‘s small-business columnist, frequent contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine & best-selling author, shares his secrets to success! Tune in here.

Hear from actor Nelsan Ellis of the hit HBO show, True Blood as he talks about his experiences on the set and what being on the show has meant for his career. Tune in here.

Mary Ann Esposito, host of Ciao Italia, now in its 23rd season on PBS, and author of 12 cookbooks, including her newest, Ciao Italia Family Classics, visits with Olivia Wilder to talk about everyone’s favorite, Italian food. Tune in here.

Join NFOTUSA Soldiers Speak Radio this week as they welcome the award-winning pop music singer and songwriter, Shaun Canon. Tune in here.

HGTV’s Secrets from a Stylist, Emily Henderson talks about her collecting rules, her style diagnostic, and how her husband deals with her ‘fostering’ furnishings habit. Tune in here.

World Footprints discovers the wonderful world of Jack Hanna’s animals when the dynamic television host joins the show to talk about his work in Namibia, the Columbus Zoo and The Wilds. Tune in here.

BlogTalkRadio Recent Show Highlights

The Players Platform welcomes Mike Tyson for a charity filled day at the Oheka Castle for the 1st annual Big Daddy Golf Classic. Tyson talks about his upcoming Broadway play directed by Spike Lee. Tune in here.

It’s bye-bye ‘American Pie’ for Jason Biggs who stars in Grassroots as the campaign manager for his best friend’s platform to widen the monorail system throughout Seattle. When it comes to real life jobs, Jason tells host Robin Milling about his many firings. Tune in here.

The legendary hip hop artist, MC Lyte  makes a visit to the Sy Effect Radio Show. MC Lyte is one of the most prolific and well-respected female hip hop artists of our time in addition to being an author, inspirational speaker and entrepreneur. Tune in here.

Wind Wiser Radio welcomes Ozzie Zehner, a visiting scholar at Berkeley and the author of Green Illusions, a new book that takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding alternative energy.  The book offers a glimpse at the future of environmentalism. Tune in here.

A 2012 James Beard Award winner, Andrew Zimmern celebrates his 100th Bizarre Foods episode this month on Travel Channel. He recently visited with Olivia Wilder to talk about his career. Also on the show is Wine Curmudgeon, Jeff Siegel on wines for summer heat. Tune in here.

Can we be too vain? Or is looking good and having a positive body image, not vanity, but a road to a long, healthy and happy life? Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show is the father of the Inflammation Theory of Aging — and Oprah’s health guru, Dr. Nicholas Perricone. Tune in here.

Sandra Bernhard joins Unscripted Radio. She began her career at L.A.’s famed Comedy Store in the ‘70s, and since then has written and starred in numerous one-woman shows, acted in film and television, recorded albums and authored books. Tune in here.

The Movie Geeks speak with master director William Friedkin (The Exorcist, The French Connection) about his remarkable career, and his latest film Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey and Emile Hirsch, in a special hour-long conversation.  Tune in here.

Timothy Hodge welcomes Chely Wright, singer/songwriter to the show to discuss and promote her new documentary Wish Me Away. Chely Wright was recently named one of country music’s top selling female artists of all time. Tune in here.

Matthew Lillard, star of Scream, Scooby Doo & The Descendents, is once again taking the film world by storm, but this time behind the camera! Matthew will discussing directing Fat Kid Rules The Word, a film that is generating a tremendous buzz! Tune in here.