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It’s a Literate Edition of ‘The Mix’!

That’s right.

We said literate – as in, well, whatever the definition of literate is.

Old WHO Eyes?

Gay: Old WHO Eyes?

Among the guests “booked” on tonight’s Mix are two bestselling novelists, one comedian who’s a newbie author, one director whose latest flick is based on a hit play, one beloved mythical character reading aloud and one British actor chatting about the screenplay for his latest star vehicle.

More specifically, the show answers such all-important questions as:

—While researching a long Esquire magazine profile on Frank Sinatra, why Gay Talese (right) didn’t think it was all that important to interview the legendary crooner himself.

—Which little-known Christmas tale Santa Claus chose to officially kick off the holiday season.

—How the script for Nobel Son led star Alan Rickman to order a set of crooked teeth from his dentist.

—Why David Baldacci is “terrified” that Uncle Sam has enlisted his help to thwart terror attacks on U.S. soil.

—How a homicidal inmate prompted Kevin Nealon to sire his first child.

—Why Ron Howard insisted that Oliver Platt hold nothing back while impersonating Richard Nixon in the new flick, Frost/Nixon.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

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No American Teeth for Me! Sniffs Alan Rickman

If ever there were an actor whose every pore seethes haughtiness, it’s Alan Rickman.

Incisors matter.

Alan as Eli: Incisor matters.

Remember Hans Gruber in Die Hard? How about Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series?

Well, now comes another award-worthy elitist: Eli Michaelson in Randall Miller’s dark comedy, Nobel Son.

But prepping for – and playing – the part of the Nobel Prize winner whose son is kidnapped took more than a stiff upper lip and upturned nose, Alan tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall.

“I always rely on fairly basic instincts and some instinct made me go to my dentist in London and say, ‘I need you to make me some imperfect front teeth.’

“Because I thought there was something shark-like about [Eli’s] appetites.  And…I needed to look in the mirror and look different,” reveals the classically-trained British actor.nobel_son_poster2

“And it helped a lot. Whether you notice it or not watching the film, I got these two front teeth that just wrap over each other – rather than being a victim of the great American dentist.”

Thanks for the anti-Yankee sentiment complement, Al!

Nobel Son, which co-stars Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, opens today.

To hear Alan’s full interview, click here.

What’s Going On? Wednesday December 3, 2008

Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard

Ron: Making history with "Nixon."

Welcome to another action-packed day of programming courtesy of BlogTalkRadio. There’s a lot going on today so I won’t bore you with the small talk. Suffice it to say, you’ll want to stay tuned well past sundown. (All times EST.)

An interview with Academy- Award winning director Ron Howard is on tap for Wilshire & Washington this morning. Ron talks about his new flick, Nixon/Frost, starring the great Frank Langella as Richard Nixon and Michael Sheen as British talk-show host David Frost. Listen in at 10:30 a.m.

Sin City Sessions is featuring a sizzling bikini giveaway courtesy of designer Kari Anne Peniche. The bikinis are valued at $400, so listen in to learn how you can win. The show aired at midnight, but the podcast is available on demand.

American Idol contestant Blake Lewis brings his beatbox to Buzzworthy Radio this afternoon at 2:30. Tune in to find out what he’s been up to since being booted from the popular television talent competition.

Star Trek the Next Generation‘s Jonathon Frakes will be a guest on SyFy Radio tonight at 10:00 p.m.

Guess who’s visiting Movie Geeks United tonight at 10:00? Why, it’s Proffesor Severus Snape himself, actor Alan Rickman. He’s stopping by to discuss his latest projects.

If you miss any of these segments, don’t despair. All of our programming is available on demand immediately following the live broadcast.