Tag Archives: Add new tag

Tito Jackson Reflects on the Loss of Brother Michael. ‘It Still Kills Me Every Day,’ He Tells Host Justin Kantor

tito-jacskon3Tito Jackson: The original Jackson 5 member opens up about losing brother Michael. “It still kills me every day,” he tells Rhythmic Talk host Justin Kantor of the late King of Pop. “You see fans who recognize you and give you their condolences still. I hear it every day—two and three times a day. Or you’ll see Michael on a news clip or in a newspaper or hear one of his songs on the radio. So it’s hard not to remember him every day, remembering what happened to him more than anything else. It’s hard. Micheal had heard [my album] So Far So Good right before he passed away. My sons had played it for him—because they produced and wrote it—and he was very proud of it and excited about the project. And that’s why I named it that title. He would have wanted me to finish this project.”

disaster-japanJapan: Disaster Update: Columbia Journalism School alumni deliver the latest on the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake—as well as nuclear crisis—that’s devastated Japan. Guests include Alexandra Poolos, producer for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and Takahashi Kosuke of Asia Times Online.

devin-devasquezDevin DeVasquez: The wife of Ronn Moss, who plays Ridge Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful, sits down with Your Mental Health host Jacqueline Foreman to chat about her past career as a pin-up model, and current career as an entrepreneur with her own line of spices.

fordummies-andyrathboneAndy Rathbone: The world’s best-selling reference series marks its 20th anniversary by bringing you interviews with many of its most popular authors, including Andy Rathbone, who has penned all editions of Windows For Dummies, which have sold more than 7.6 million copies.

the-whispers6The Whispers: The R&B dance band, who charted throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits like And the Beat Goes On, Rock Steady and In Love Forever, drops in on The Love Zone USA to update us on their upcoming appearances and reminisce about their career.

fordummies-boblevitusBob Levitus: often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on all things Apple and he has been one of the Mac community’s most trusted gurus for more than twenty years. His most recent titles include: iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies, and Office 2008 for Mac For Dummies. Bob is currently a columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the popular Dr. Mac column every Tuesday. He is also a columnist for The Mac Observer.

NBA Superstar Jason Kidd, ‘The Event’ Star Jason Ritter and Hip-Hop Exec Shanti Das Today on BlogTalkRadio

jason-kiddJason Kidd: The superstar NBA point guard, who returned to the Mavericks in 2008 after playing for the Suns and Nets, chats with Hoops in the Sun Radio host Randy Cruz about the current hoops season, as well as the Jason Kidd Foundation, which aims to enhance youth education.

jason-ritter2Jason Ritter: The Parenthood actor, who began his TV career opposite his dad, the late John Ritter, in the 1990 flick The Dreamer of Oz, talks with Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone about his starring role as Sean Walker in NBC’s new conspiracy thriller The Event.

charChar: The contestant from Season 6 of Bad Girls Club sits down with King Mac Radio hosts Malcolm Pipkins and Jake Updegraff to dish about all the behind-the-scenes drama on Oxygen’s hit reality series, while revealing where she gets all her catch phrases from.

shanti-dasShanti Das: The music-industry exec—who, as VP of artist development at Universal Motown, most recently managed managed A-listers like Akon, Ashanti and Erykah Badu—stops by Real Talk to chat with host Michael A. McFadden about her new book, The Hip Hop Professional: A Woman’s Guide to Climbing the Ladder of Success in the Entertainment Industry.

chinua-hawkChinua Hawk: His might not be a name you recognize, but Chinua Hawk has been busy over the past decade collaborating with some of the biggest names in pop music, including Celine Dion, Wyclef Jean and Kanye West. Tonight he chats with Music on the Couch host Vinny Bond about his new CD, Sunflower: Revisited.

‘Harry Potter’ Star Ciarán Hinds Finds ‘Fore!’-Leaf Clover

Call it the luck o’ the Irish.

When Ciarán Hinds—who plays Aberforth Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows—signed on to star in The Eclipse, he never dreamed he’d be living in his dream home.

But thanks to the global economic meltdown, that’s precisely what came to pass on the set of the spooky new thriller.

CAPTION: "He was a very happy bunny," Ciarán (above) tells us of "Eclipse" co-star Aidan Quinn.

Ciarán: Loved the links.

“They’d built these houses around the golf course and they wanted people to buy time shares so they would spend six weeks in Ireland with state-of-the-art kitchens, bedrooms. But because of the economy, nothing was selling,” he tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

“So when the producers spoke to the owners and found that business was dead, they did a deal and put up our crew and actors—about 40 people all together—there.

“We all had a house each, so it was probably the best accommodation Continue reading

SoundBits: NaVell Lee Leaves No Star Unsearched

If you’re ever in need of a daytime-drama guru, or a primetime-drama guru—or a movie or music or, really, any kind of entertainment guru— NaVell Lee is your man. And as creator of Buzzworthy Radio, he never fails to do that title proud. Be it The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison, The Young and the Restless‘ Christel Khalil, As the World Turns‘ Judi Evans, The Vampire Diaries‘ Michael Trevino or Access Hollywood‘s Shaun Robinson, virtually every celeb who drops in on NaVell can be assured that our host possesses unparalleled, up-to-the-minute knowledge of the career at hand. But to those who know him, that will come as no surprise. For the Penns Grove, N.J., resident is also a veteran entertainer himself, who currently stars as Emmett Spector on the long-running online radio soap Scripts & Scruples, and has previously appeared in stage productions of The Music Man and South Pacific. Now let’s get this enchanted evening started…

Na'Vell: All credentialed up for Daytime Emmy coverage.

NaVell: All credentialed up for last summer's Daytime Emmy coverage.

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show—why should listeners tune in?

If, like countless fans, you never get to see your favorite stars up close and personal, be sure to check out Buzzworthy Radio— where we regularly bring you in-depth interviews with those very same celebs.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

Radio was not my first love. I never wanted to Continue reading

Terrorism Experts Robert Spencer, Randall Larsen Join SAJA Roundtable on Mumbai Attacks

As part of its ongoing coverage of news events unfolding in Mumbai, SAJA will present a roundtable discussion on terrorism in the Indian city – and heightened terrorist threats throughout the world – tomorrow, Nov. 28, on BlogTalkRadio.
Tackling global-terrorism issue.

Spenser: Tackling global-terrorism issue.

Terrorism experts Robert Spencer, author of Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam Is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs, and Randall Larsen, founding director for The Institute for Homeland Security and author of Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions to Protect You, Your Family and America, will join SAJA host Sree Sreenivasan and BlogTalkRadio CEO Alan Levy on the two-hour special at 10 a.m. New York City time.

Expert in homeland security.

Larsen: Expert in homeland security.

Shortly after news of the Mumbai terrorist attacks broke Wednesday, SAJA launched a series of live webcasts on the horrific massacre. These special 120-minute reports will continue through tomorrow.

A professor of journalism at Columbia University, co-founder of the South Asian Journalists Association and  reporter for WNBC-TV, Sree is encouraging listeners with updates from Mumbai to call the show at (347)324-5991 and share information with the South Asian community, as well as with journalists worldwide.

They can also email questions and suggestions to saja@columbia.edu

To access SAJA’s complete Mumbai coverage, click here.

EXCLUSIVE: Judge to Eddie: Don’t Kill Billy in ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Judge Reinhold "Cops" a plea

Judge Reinhold "Cops" a plea

Judge Reinhold is jonesing for a starring role in Beverly Hills Cop IV – rather than getting whacked during the opening credits.

In an interview airing Monday, August 11 on BlogTalkRadio, Judge tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall that although he’s “dying” to reprise his role as detective Billy Rosewood in the next installment of the blockbuster Eddie Murphy series, his character’s fate is still up in the air.

“I don’t know if Eddie wants to completely scrap everything and start a new franchise,” says Judge. “Historically, the reason Eddie has to come back to Beverly Hills is to avenge somebody’s death – and I hope it’s not Billy that gets shot in the head… I don’t want to kill Billy off.”

Judge feels so strongly about reprising Rosewood, in fact, that he urges fans to put pressure on the studio!

“Anybody listening, write Paramount, because I’d love to be in the movie!” says the actor.  “I want to put it right.  I want to do it for Don Simpson” [who co-produced the first two BHC flicks before passing away in 1996].

And Judge, 51, who co-starred in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), BHC II (1987) and BHC III (1994), has no shortage of ideas for his character’s development in BHC IV.

Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher and Judge in the original "BHC"

Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher and Judge in the original "Beverly Hills Cop"

“I’d love to see Rosewood on the bomb squad… Give the guy some heavy explosives… I wanna blow some crap up, man!” he says, before musing, “I’d love to see him on one of those Segway bikes. What if he’s a Segway bike cop?”

Meanwhile, Judge is not shy about trashing his role in BHC III.

“It was such a mistake to have Rosewood climbing this bureaucratic ladder… I was so disappointed when they gave me that bureaucratic, dead-end job,” he says.

Slated for a 2010 release, Beverly Hills Cop IV will be directed by Brett Ratner, the wonderkid behind the Rush Hour series.

Click here to hear more from this exclusive interview.

EXCLUSIVE: Judge to Eddie: Don’t Kill Billy in 'Beverly Hills Cop'

Judge Reinhold "Cops" a plea

Judge Reinhold "Cops" a plea

Judge Reinhold is jonesing for a starring role in Beverly Hills Cop IV – rather than getting whacked during the opening credits.

In an interview airing Monday, August 11 on BlogTalkRadio, Judge tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall that although he’s “dying” to reprise his role as detective Billy Rosewood in the next installment of the blockbuster Eddie Murphy series, his character’s fate is still up in the air.

“I don’t know if Eddie wants to completely scrap everything and start a new franchise,” says Judge. “Historically, the reason Eddie has to come back to Beverly Hills is to avenge somebody’s death – and I hope it’s not Billy that gets shot in the head… I don’t want to kill Billy off.”

Judge feels so strongly about reprising Rosewood, in fact, that he urges fans to put pressure on the studio!

“Anybody listening, write Paramount, because I’d love to be in the movie!” says the actor.  “I want to put it right.  I want to do it for Don Simpson” [who co-produced the first two BHC flicks before passing away in 1996].

And Judge, 51, who co-starred in Beverly Hills Cop (1984), BHC II (1987) and BHC III (1994), has no shortage of ideas for his character’s development in BHC IV.

Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher and Judge in the original "BHC"

Eddie Murphy, Lisa Eilbacher and Judge in the original "Beverly Hills Cop"

“I’d love to see Rosewood on the bomb squad… Give the guy some heavy explosives… I wanna blow some crap up, man!” he says, before musing, “I’d love to see him on one of those Segway bikes. What if he’s a Segway bike cop?”

Meanwhile, Judge is not shy about trashing his role in BHC III.

“It was such a mistake to have Rosewood climbing this bureaucratic ladder… I was so disappointed when they gave me that bureaucratic, dead-end job,” he says.

Slated for a 2010 release, Beverly Hills Cop IV will be directed by Brett Ratner, the wonderkid behind the Rush Hour series.

Click here to hear more from this exclusive interview.

Lots Going on Today at BlogTalkRadio!!

Bob Guiney

Bob Guiney

Today is one of those amazing days when there’s so much going on, I don’t know what to choose for the blog! So I’ll just keep adding until my fingers get tired.

I think it’s safe to say you need to keep close to us today because you don’t want to miss any of these killer segments:

Former Bachelor Bob Guiney is on Buzzworthy Radio today at 9:00 p.m. EST to talk about his new show on TLC Date My House, his stints on The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and his hosting duties for The View , and Super Soap Weekend in Orlando.

Hosts, you won’t want to miss BTRInsider today at 4:30 p.m. EST. Call in to promote your blog or discuss tips for bringing in listeners. You can count on me tuning in!

Former prosecutor and current author Vincent Bugliosi will talk about his sensational book “The Prosecution of George Bush For Murder” with D’Antoni and Levine today at 5:30 p.m. EST. The Nation called it “a scathing indictment of the President and his Administration but also a blueprint for holding him criminally accountable.” Nothing like a little evening controversy, eh?

Joe Pistone, the real Donnie Brasco is on hand to talk about his newest book, “Unfinished Business.” Check out Mr. Media Interviews at 2:00 p.m. EST to listen in.

Dennis Kucinich

Dennis Kucinich

U.S. Rep. (and former Democratic presidential candidate) Dennis Kucinich is also dropping by to talk with Mr. Media this afternoon at 1:00 EST to talk about his book “The Courage to Survive.”

There’s never a dull moment with Shaun O’Mac and today is no exception as he talks with actor Josh Hamilton and director John Jeffcoat about their new film Outsourced.

Author & former COO of MicroAge, a Fortune 500 company & now President of Manton Advisory Services Inc, Jim Manton shares secrets for embracing change with courage & passion, and how to build a purpose-driven career with Wayne Hurlbert at 8:00 p.m. EST.

Don’t miss FlyLady today at 2:00 p.m. EST. You’ll want to stop in early to chat because the phones light up quickly. There’s always an energetic chat session happening, so you’re never listening alone!

There’s more. A lot more. I’ll try and bring you more highlights, but in the mean time check out our On Air Schedule to see a comprehensive list of all of today’s great segments. Don’t forget, if you miss the live broadcast, you can catch the stream or download on demand.

Have a good day, friends.