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Denzel Washington, Wynonna Judd and Other Best Blogtalkradio Interviews of the Week

denzel-washington5Denzel Washington: The two-time Oscar winner—who did many of his own stunts in the new flick Unstoppable—goes off when asked if he’s got acrophobia. “50 miles an hour—I’m running across the top of a train,” he tells host Tim Gordon. “That’s not a fear of heights. That’s common sense!”

wynonna-juddWynonna Judd: The country-music superstar chats with Resiliency Radio host—and Def Leppard drummer—Rick Allen about the Wounded Warrior Project. Wynonna also fills us in on her new CD, Love Heals, and on The Judds Last Encore U.S. Tour, which gets under way Nov. 26 in Green Bay, Wis.

aasif-mandviAasif Mandvi: The Last Airbender star, who serves as senior Middle East correspondent for The Daily Show, sits down with SAJA host Sree Sreenivasan to chat about his latest big-screen comedy, Today’s Special, inspired by his Obie-winning one-man play, Sakina’s Restaurant.

ryan-sutter3Ryan Sutter: Trista Rehn’s pick on ABC’s The Bachelorette— whom she wed in 2003—joins The Stupid Cancer Show’s Matthew Zachary to discuss his work as a young-adult cancer advocate. Plus: First Descents founder Brad Ludden and the outdoor program’s Lisa Goldstein.

jacob-soboroff1Jacob Soboroff: The correspondent for School Pride, the new NBC reality series from executive producer Cheryl Hines— which follows the renovations of 7 real-life public schools—drops in on Educating Georgia’s Amy Bakari to discuss this week’s episode, “Hometown Heroes.”

charlesgasparino1Charles Gasparino: The Fox Business Network senior correspondent, who also serves as a columnist for The Daily Beast and Huffington Post, drops in on AACONS host Marie Stroughter to talk about new book, Bought and Paid For: The Unholy Alliance Between Barack Obama and Wall Street.

natasha-alam-11Natasha Alam: The Uzbekistan-born model—whose ex-hubby is the Shah of Iran’s grandson—drops in on World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick to chat about her role on HBO’s smash-hit vamp series True Blood. Plus: Canadian classical-pop diva Elizabeth Elming.

gotham-chopra1Gotham Chopra: Deepak Chopra’s son—a successful media and entertainment entrepreneur in his own right—sits down with Chopra Center Radio host davidji to chat about his new book, Walking Wisdom: Three Generations, Two Dogs, and the Search for a Happy Life.

The Shield’s Michael Chiklis Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio: Nov. 8, 2010

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Michael Chiklis, The Shield star talks about his return to serial TV, in ABC’s No Ordinary Family, which tells the story an American clan who gain supernatural powers after a plane crash in Brazil. Chatting with host Bob Andelman, Michael delineates his particular abilities.

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Micky Dolenz:  In 1991, the pop icon recalled auditioning for NBC’s The Monkees. “I don’t consider myself a drummer, but I do consider myself a guitar player,” he told host Robin Milling. “I had to quickly learn to play drums—and certainly played adequately for what I had to do for the band’s light pop rhythms.”

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Cynthia Bailey, the newest castmember of The Real Housewives of Atlanta—a former model who has also done guest turns on New York Undercover and The Cosby Show—fills Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone in on how her romance with beau Peter Thomas is unfolding.
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Ryan Sutter, Trista Rehn’s pick on ABC’s The Bachelorette—whom she wed in 2003—joins The Stupid Cancer Show’s Matthew Zachary to discuss his work as a young-adult cancer advocate. Plus: First Descents founder Brad Ludden and the Outdoor Program’s Lisa Goldstein.

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Delfeayo Marsalis, the jazz trombonist, who has also produced Grammy-winning works for such A-listers as Harry Connick Jr. and Spike Lee—as well as for brothers Wynton and Branford Marsalis—drops in to chat with Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal about his upcoming CD, Sweet Thunder.
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Kirk Cameron, Tyler Perry, and Facebook Creator Mark Zuckerberg Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio

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Kirk Cameron, the Growing Pains star (and hubby of hottie Chelsea Noble) tells us why he’s so passionate about helping couples “fireproof” their marriages. Plus: Ask Mom RN’s Tamara Walker talks with Dr. Gary Chapman about his new book, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married.
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Tyler Perry, the writer-director-producer, whose films have grossed $400+ million worldwide—making him the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood—drops in to talk with Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon about his new flick For Colored Girls, starring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder reveals his world view of the site. “There should be programmatic interfaces to access anything that a human can,” Mark tells Robert Scoble via Cinch, BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform. “Eventually I think we’ll get there, but probably not for a while.”
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Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee, who scored 2 No. 1 albums during the ‘90s, stop in to rave about thier new mixtape, Garden State Greats. The Grammy-winning hip-hoppers also chat with NeXplicableP host Princess L about their current tour, and where you can catch them.
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Chris Traverez, The Big Momma’s House 2 actor stops into Teen Diaries Radio to talk about his role as Lance in the Disney Channel movie Avalon High, starring Brittany Robertson, which premieres Nov. 12. Chris Tavarez will also fill us in on what he’s looking for in a special lady on TDRadio.
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Mayes Rubero, The Hollywood costume designer, who has outfitted the cast of such flicks as Total Recall, Born on the Fourth of July and Avatar, drops in on 123 Film!’s Sam Heer to chat her upcoming Pixar feature John Carter of Mars, starring Willem Dafoe.
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Rebecca Marshall, the star of Saw 3D stops in to chat about the hit silver-screen series—and how this final chapter may still leave you wanting more. Rebecca also regales Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q with a look back at her big-screen debut, in 2004’s Knuckle Sandwich.

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Isabel Wilkerson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author—who was also the first-ever African American woman to be honored in the journalism category—drops in to chat with host Joy Keys about her new book, The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration.
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‘Lost’ Actor Neil Hopkins and Comedian Marc Maron Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio Nov. 5, 2010

neil-hopkinsNeil Hopkins, the actor best known for playing heroin-addicted rock star Liam on ABC’s Lost drops in on Mr. Media to discuss his role in the big-screen sci-fi thriller Skyline—about a UFO that lands in L.A.—which opens Nov. 12 and co-stars Eric Balfour and Donald Faison.

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Marc Maron, the funnyman who formerly hosted his own Air America show while appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien 44 times—more than any other standup comic—chats with Mr. Media about his twice-weekly podcast titled WTF with Marc Maron.

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Scott Stratten, the President of social-media consulting firm UnMarketing stops by Marketing Tech Blog to chat with Douglas Karr about his new book, UnMarketing: Stop Marketing. Start Engaging, which focuses on the “pull & stay”—rather than “push & pray”—method.

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Damian Kindler, the creator of Sanctuary chats with Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum about the hit Syfy series. Plus: Mediaite editor-in-chief Rachel Sklar on Change the Ratio, a new movement advocating female-owned TV and tech ventures.

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Drew Cheetwood, the General Hospital hottie, who’s played Milo Giambetti—bodyguard to Sonny Corinthos—since 2006, discusses how he went from on-set personal trainer to regular castmember. Drew also chats with Jasam Radio’s Deborah Huey about his engagement to Jenna Vitale.

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Tyler Perry Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Interviewed on Cinch: Nov. 4, 2010

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Tyler Perry, the writer-director-producer—whose films have grossed $400+ million worldwide, making him the sixth highest-paid man in Hollywood—drops in to talk with Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon about his new flick For Colored Girls, starring Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook founder reveals his world view of the site. “There should be programmatic interfaces to access anything that a human can,” Mark tells Robert Scoble via Cinch, BlogTalkRadio’s sister platform. “Eventually I think we’ll get there, but probably not for a while.”
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Naughty by Nature, Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee, who scored 2 No. 1 albums during the ‘90s, stop in to rave about thier new mixtape, Garden State Greats. The Grammy-winning hip-hoppers also chat with NeXplicableP host Princess L about their upcoming tour dates.

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Rob Parker, the ESPNNewYork.com columnist, who also appears regularly on ESPN’s morning show First Take, drops by The War Room to weigh in on the Giants’ World Series win, LeBron James’ Miami Heat debut, and the NFL’s helmet-to-helmet hits issue.

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Chris Tavarez, the Big Momma’s House 2 actor stops into Teen Diaries Radio to talk about his role as Lance in the Disney Channel movie Avalon High, starring Brittany Robertson, which premieres Nov. 12. Chris Tavarez will also fill us in on what he’s looking for in a special lady.
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Plastic surgeon Arthur Perry is back by popular demand with Paula Begoun and her Cosmetics Cop team, this time to enumerate the best cosmetic procedures for your budget. Call in with your questions during the broadcast to receive free Paula’s Choice products.

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Former Congressman Curt Weldon and ‘True Blood’ Star Ryan Kwanten Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio Nov. 3, 2010

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Curt Weldon, the former U.S. congressman from Pennsylvania, who also served as vice-chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, joins EMPact Radio host Dr. Peter Vincent Pry for a recap of the midterm elections—and strategies for further GOP wins in 2012.

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True Blood hunk Ryan Kwanten chats about his new big-screen role in Red Hill, opening Friday. But he also shares his feelings about playing Charles Manson in a new biopic. “He’s a lot smaller than me,” Ryan tells Robin Milling of the infamous mass murderer.  “He was only 5-foot-2 or 5-foot-3, so it’ll be the beauty of film making.”
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Corey Almeida, the avid sports fan stops by to talk up Pickureka, his new series on The Hub that’s based on Hasbro’s board game of the same name. Cory will also share his thoughts on the San Francisco Giants’ World Series win, and on which NFL teams he hopes to see in Super Bowl XLV on Go For It.
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Brandon Rhyder, the Austin, Texas-based singer-songwriter drops in to chat about his new CD, Head Above Water, which features the tracks Cowboy Work and Fingers to the Bone. Twisted South Radio host Zeke Loftin also welcomes Canned Heat drummer Fito de la Parra.

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Basil McRae, the former NHL left wing, who played for the Maple Leafs and Blackhawks—and appeared in The Mighty Ducks—looks back on his career with The Final Word’s JayReelz and J.D. Basil also chats about his current work scouting for the Blues and co-owning the London Knights.
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David Hamiln the senior producer of Great Migrations chats about the National Geographic Channel series narrated by Alec Baldwin, which debuts Nov. 7.   David reveals to Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum why the project took 3 years to complete.

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David Brancaccio, Heather Tom and Chris Chambliss Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio Nov. 2, 2010

david-brancaccioDavid A. Brancaccio, a reporter-at-large for Public Radio’s daily business report Marketplace, drops in for a special EL-ection Day edition of The El Show. Plus: Steve Cone, CMO of The Brierley Group—and author of Steal These Ideas!—joins host Richard Laermer to weigh in on Midterm Madness.
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The Emmy-winning star of The Bold and the Beautiful, Heather Tom, who plays Katie Spencer on the CBS soap, chats about her recent trip to Thailand and her journey toward stardom. Plus: World Footprints Radio’s Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick welcome master Spanish chef Jose Pizarro.

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The 6-time World Series champ, Chris Chambliss, who played for the Indians, Yankees and Braves before returning to the Bombers in ‘88 for his final MLB season, stops by to chat with The Bottom Line Sports Show’s Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy about this year’s Giants-Rangers match-up.
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Alison Sweeney, the actress who plays Sami Brady on Days of Our Lives chats about the 45th anniversary of the NBC daytime drama. Alison will also fill us in on tonight’s special edition of The Biggest Loser, in which the cast heads to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton to live and train like Marines, on Film Festival Radio.

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The writer-director, D.B. Sweeney, who starred opposite Charlie Sheen in Eight Men Out, returns to BTR, this time to chat up the DVD release of his 2006 directorial effort, Two Tickets To Paradise. Tune in to host Olivia Wilder’s DB Sweeney Trivia Contest for a chance to win a copy of the flick.

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Chandra Wilson, Robin Roberts, and Kirk Cameron Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio; November 1, 2010

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Chandra Wilson, the Grey’s Anatomy star, who plays Dr. Miranda Bailey, gives us the latest on her hit ABC show this season. Chandra also looks back on her earlier TV roles—which have ranged from guest turns on The Cosby Show to The Sopranos—with Biz Mommy host Tisha Berg.

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The Good Morning America co-anchor, Robin Roberts, chats about her primetime special, “In the Spotlight with Robin Roberts: All Access Nashville.” Robin also dishes with Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone about Carrie Underwood, Brad Paisley and other A-list artists featured on the show.

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Kirk Cameron, the Growing Pains star (and hubby of hottie Chelsea Noble) tells us why he’s so passionate about helping couples “Fireproof” their marriages. Plus: Ask Mom RN’s Tamara Walker talks with Dr. Gary Chapman about his new book, Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married.

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Rebecca Marashall, the star of Saw 3D stops in to chat about the hit silver-screen series—and how this final chapter may still leave you wanting more. Rebecca also regales Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q with a look back at her big-screen debut, in 2004’s Knuckle Sandwich.

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Buzzworthy Radio host NaVell Lee celebrates his 3-year BTR anniversary (you go, boy!) with a look back some some of his favorite, most memorable guests. Chief among them? One Life to Live star Catherine Hickland, his first-ever celebrity interview.

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Join Matthew Zachary and Lisa Bernhard tonight as they explore Insurance and Navigation on The Stupid Cancer Show! Young adult cancer survivors from all over the world, join the show and unite with others who have shared similar experiences.

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