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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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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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‘Warehouse 13′ Star CCH Pounder: Host Bob Andelman Knows More About My Show Than I Do!

We don’t call him Mr. Media for nothing.

CCH Pounder—who plays the often all-knowing Mrs. Irene Frederic on the hit Syfy series Warehouse 13—was chatting with Mr. Media Radio host Bob Andelman this week when she stopped mid-confab to heap some praise upon him.

PHOTO CAPTION: "I don't know if you've ever noticed, but Mrs. Frederic, she never opens a door," CCH (above) tells us of her "Warehouse 13" character. "She's just THERE."

"I don't know if you've ever noticed, but Mrs. Frederic, she never opens a door," CCH (above) tells us of her "Warehouse 13" character. "She's just THERE."

“Mr. Media, you know more about Warehouse 13 than the back of my hand,” said CCH (which, incidentally, stands for her birth name, Carol Christine Hilaria) as Bob was running through a detailed breakdown of her and co-stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly and Saul Rubinek‘s story lines since the show launched last year.

“I am so impressed! There were things that even I missed,” she added.

“Mrs. Frederic is under a little bit of strain in these last two episodes, and there are glitches in the machinery.”

In the final two episodes of Warehouse 13‘s second season, which wraps Sept. 21, CCH’s character (who’s the head of a secret government organization) puts her life on the line to try and save The Warehouse.

“That’s where we see a chink in the armor,” she said of Mrs. Frederic, who gets a little help from a doctor played by Lindsay Wagner of The Bionic Woman fame.

CCH, who also played Moat in James Cameron‘s Avatar, said she took the role in Warehouse 13 as a change of pace after a career playing heavies.

“I thought it would be a lightweight version of taking a break from the very, very strong and under-pressure Mrs. Claudette Wims from The Shield. I call it ‘X-Files Lite.’

“[The producers] had not, at the outset, decided whether Mrs. Frederic was human or not; how old she was; or where she comes from.

“To this day, I still don’t know any of that information. She has no beginning and no end.”

To hear CCH Pounder’s full interview click here.

Weekly Best: Week of August 23, 2010

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Milling About’s Robin Milling flashes back to 2006, when she went one-on-one with country music powerhouse Billy Ray Cyrus—who turned 49 years old this week. The Achy Breaky Heart singer gushed over daughter Miley, who was set to debut in Hannah Montana.

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Rundgren Radio host Doug Ford gets busy with the man himself—Todd Rundgren. The Hello It’s Me singer—who also produced Meat Loaf’s Bat our of Hell album—will discuss his Todd/Healing tour, which gets under way Sept. 5 in Akron, Ohio.
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The Crazy Nick Show whoops it up with Chris Costello, daughter of the late Lou Costello—half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Chris will discuss her dad’s 30-year career, which included vaudeville, radio, TV and movies, and what she’s doing to keep the legend alive.
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Mediaite will talks to CNN’s Anderson Cooper, live from New Orleans, about the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, what happened then, what is happening now, who is still being impacted, and how we can help.
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In this week’s episode of The Wow Effect hosted by Christine Hohlbaum tune in to live interviews with best-selling authors Deepak Chopra, Debbie Ford, and Marianne Williamson.
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Steve Hackett, legendary Genesis guitarist, joins Long Live Rock to discuss his new album, tour, The High Voltage festival, Squackett, and much more!

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Avatar was inspired by George W. Bush. “I was writing the film in early ’05,” director James Cameron tells The Movie Geeks. “We were at the peak of the fighting in the Iraq War. I was reacting to the fact that I was infuriated by us going there in the first place.”
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Fitness Guru, Ana Caban hosts her inaugural show with us. Joining her will be fitbook™ creator, Angela Manzanares as they discuss goal setting, achieving and accountability.

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Daily Highlights: Wednesday, August 25, 2010

james-cameron3At 10 PM The most successful film of all time—Avatar—was inspired by George W. Bush. “I was writing the film in early ’05,” director James Cameron tells The Movie Geeks. “We were at the peak of the fighting in the Iraq War. I was reacting to the fact that I was infuriated by us going there in the first place.”
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At noon Milling About’s Robin Milling flashes back to 2006, when she went one-on-one with country music powerhouse Billy Ray Cyrus—who turns 49 today. The Achy Breaky Heart singer gushed over daughter Miley, who was set to debut in Hannah Montana.
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At noon Heat & Soul’s Jory Fisher and Beth Scanzani come alive when Elisabeth von Trapp—granddaughter of Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music—drops in to chat about her own music career, and what inspires her to compose.
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At 830 PM The Crazy Nick Show whoops it up with Chris Costello, daughter of the late Lou Costello—half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Chris will discuss her dad’s 30-year career, which included vaudeville, radio, TV and movies, and what she’s doing to keep the legend alive.
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At 9 PM Voices of the Sacred Feminine Karen Tate welcomes Wiccan priestess Margot Elder, author of Drawing Down the Moon, which is considered a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it offered the first comprehensive look at modern nature-based religions in America.
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At 3 PM E2 Radio hangs with Cliff Bell, veteran CIO and EnterpriseEfficiency.com blogger, who’ll share his firsthand insights into the issues and concerns that give today’s CIOs and IT leaders nightmares —from technology upgrades to cloud computing to Internet security.

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James Cameron: You Can Thank George W. Bush for ‘Avatar’

Odd as it sounds, the most successful film of all time—Avatar—was inspired by George W. Bush (at least in part).

So says James Cameron, whose 3D sci-fi epic crossed the $2 billion worldwide mark in late January, besting the previous record holder, his own Titanic, which topped out at $1.8 billion.

Interviewed on Movie Geeks United, the powerhouse director discusses the theme of imperialism in Avatar.

CAPTION: "It's going to carry on I think for some time," James (above) tells us of industrial development destroying world cultures, "at least until we're all one homogenous society wearing blue jeans and eating McDonald's."

"It's going to carry on for some time," James (above) tells us of industrial development destroying world cultures, "at least until we're all one homogenous society wearing blue jeans and eating McDonald's."

“I was writing the film in early ’05—I had written the treatment way back earlier—and the story didn’t change much from the treatment. But I think some of the influences were the fact that we were at the peak of the fighting in the Iraq War,” he tells hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis.

“I was reacting to the fact that I was infuriated by us going into Iraq in the first place. There was plenty of literature and information around that there was no WMD before we went in, and the whole thing was a big pack of lies—which ultimately Continue reading

Programming Highlights; July 20, 2010

tony-bennett1At noon Robin Milling flashes back to 1995, when she went one-on-one with Tony Bennett—who recounted a chilling tale of a crazed fan. “He was a demented person,” Tony told our host. “He said, ‘I have a sawed-off shotgun and when you come out of the backstage I’m going to shoot you.’”
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At 9 PM The Bottom Line Sports Show’s Gerald Brown kicks it with four-time NBA All-Star Shawn Marion of the Dallas Mavericks. Nicknamed “The Matrix” for his seemingly supernatural athleticism, Shawn will weigh in on the dream team that’s shaping up at his alma-mater team, The Heat.
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At 10 PM Olivia Wilder hangs with Matt Walton, who plays Elijah Clarke on One Life to Live, while also doing guest turns on series as Rescue Me and Royal Pains. Matt will chat about his duties for The Onion Sports Network, which is soon to be a Comedy Central series.
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At 8 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer welcomes Hollywood visual-effects master Stephen Rosenbaum, who has won Oscars for his work on Forrest Gump and Avatar. The 20-year veteran, now a visual effects pupervisor at Digital Domain, will discuss the state of his art form.
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At 4 PM Betty Jo Tucker and her Movie Addict Headquarters team reveal the results of their Ten Best Animated Films poll. Among the flicks in the running are Despicable Me (above), The Lion King, Chicken Run, Pinocchio, A Boy Named Charlie Brown and Monsters, Inc.
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At 3 PM Host Laura Lavigne gets up close and personal with motivational speaker Yossi Ghinsberg, the former Israeli soldier who, in 1981, surived three weeks alone in the uncharted Amazon jungle after being separated from his traveling companions.
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At 9 PM Icon Fetch host Tony Peters mixes it up with Krokus. The Swiss rockers, best known for hits like Screaming in the Night and Stayed Awake All Night, are back to their original lineup for the first time in 25 years, with a new album titled Hoodoo.
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At 2 PM Continuing her Gratitude Week series, which focuses on optimism, love and empowerment, Gab with the Gurus Connie Bennett sits down with Diana Kirschner, author of Love in 50 Days: The Essential Guide to Finding Your Own True Love.

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Programming Highlights; June 2, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
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Today’s Programming Highlights:

 

bryan-batt1 At noon Tomatoes in Trenches host Cheryl Benton chills with Bryan Batt, who plays Salvatore Romano on the critically-acclaimed AMC series Mad Men. The flamboyant actor will chat about his new book, She Ain’t Heavy, She’s My Mother.

 

joe-delamielleureAt 7 PM The Final Word’s and JayReelz and J.D. huddle with six-time NFL All-Pro Joe DeLamiellueure. The offensive guard will recount his glory days as a central figure in the Buffalo Bill’s “Electric Company” line-up—that led the way for OJ Simpson to rush 2,003 yards in 1973.

 

bonnie-pointerAt 7 PM Life After Dusk host Cedric Collier kicks it with Bonnie Pointer, who—as a founding member of The Pointer Sisters—made R&B history with such hits as How Long and You Gotta Believe. Bonnie will chat about her new album, Like a Picasso.

 

john-refoua1Also at 7 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer goes one-on-one with film editor John Refoua, who, with Stephen Rivkin and director James Cameron (above), has been nominated for an Oscar for his work on the highest-grossing flick of all time—Avatar.

 

krystal-gayAt 9 PM Annie and Burl Gregory hang with Krystal Gray, former New York Majesty QB—in the Lingerie Football League—and current member of the Baltimore Charms. Krystal will chat about… well, does it really matter? You guys know you’ll be tuning in anyhow.

 

jg-hertzlerAt 10 PM The Sphere welcomes JG Hertzler, who played Chancellor Martok in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and has also done guest turns on shows ranging from Seinfeld to Six Feet Under. In addition to talking shop, JG will weigh in on the political scene.

 

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