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Programming Highlights; June 22, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

 

don-lemonAt 11:30 AM CNN News anchor Don Lemon drops in on Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone to chat about his documentary, Michael Jackson: The Final Days, which features interviews with Tito and Jermaine Jackson, and debuts June 25—the one-year anniversary of the King of Pop’s death.

 

jason-isaacsAt noon Jason Isaacs—who plays dastardly Lucius Malfoy—reveals to host Robin Milling a real-life crime from the Harry Potter flicks. “They had this pile of gold coins on the set,” says the Skeletons star, “and they broke for lunch and came back and almost all the gold coins had gone.”

 

hatchette-tuesdayAt 2 PM What’s on Hachette’s summer reading list? Find out from three editors—who’ll each make a recommendation: Grand Central Publishing’s Jamie Raab (The Lion), Little, Brown’s Reagan Arthur (The Island) and Center Street’s Christina Boys (Sweet Misfortune).

 

mahq3yearanniversaryAt 4 PM Movie Addict Headquarters celebrates 3 years on BlogTalkRadio (you the man, Betty Jo!) with a special Anniversary Antics edition of the show that never fails to have cinephiles (Jennifer) jonesing for another dose. Best moments, book giveaways, special guests and all that, ah, Jazz.

 

tommy-clarkAt 6 PM World Footprints Radio hosts Tonya and Ian Fitzpatrick tips their hats to the FIFA World Cup with an interview with Tommy Clark, founder of Grassroots Soccer, which trains African soccer stars and coaches to teach HIV prevention to local youths.

 

shelby-lynneAt 9 PM Icon Fetch host Tony Peters gets busy with Shelby Lynne, who snagged Best New Artist honors at the 2001 Grammys, and in 2008 released a critically-acclaimed tribute to Dusty Springfield. The Things Are Tough All Over singer will chat about her new CD, Tears, Lies and Alibis.

 

mike-thomasAlso at 9 PM The Bottom Line Sports Show hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy scrimmage with Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Thomas, who was drafted in late 2009 from U. of Arizona—where he set the school and Pac-10 record for receptions, with 259 for 3,231 yards.

 

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BlogTalkRadio Insider: How to Book Notable Guests

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Many of our hosts have expressed an interest in learning how to book notable, big-named guests. BlogTalkRadio Insider, the show that goes behind the seens to interview the folks who make BlogTalkRadio tick, is discussing this very topic. Today at 4:00 EDT, popular talk show host Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman will join Shaun Daily and I to discuss his methods for landing interviews with Billy Bob Thornton, Kirk Douglas, Joey Lawrence, Cheryl Hines and many others.

Next week, film critic (and self-proclaimed movie addict) Betty Jo Tucker will come on to tell us about her success with booking guests such as Cloris Leachman, Debbie Reynolds, Fred Willard, Barry Bostwick and so many others.

If you ever wondered how our featured hosts land interviews with their famous guests, tune in to BlogTalkRadio Insider this afternoon and next week to find out. The chat room will be open, so come with your questions! We look forward to seeing you there!

Fred Willard: Horror-Flick Fan? (Yes!)

When we think of Fred Willard, many terms come to mind.

“Jovial,” “jocular,” “jolly” – just to name the “J’s.”

Fred: frightfully funny.

Fred: frightfully funny.

Or, to use most every other letter in the alphabet, “amusing,” “child-like,” “comical,” “drole,” “gifted,” “gut-busting,” “hilarious,” “innocent,” “riotious,” “rollicking,” “sweet,” “sublime,” “side-splitting,” “uproarious” and “perpetually underrated.”

But one term that has never popped into our head is “horror fan.”

So we were tickled pink to learn that the legendary character actor – and veteran of such classic comedies as This is Spinal Tap, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Waiting for Guffman and A Mighty Wind – enjoys good old-fashioned slasher flicks.

“I was at this party for Pixar [Animation Studios] the other night with [Curb Your Enthusiasm star] Jeff Garlin, he and his wife – we were having dinner – I started telling him that I love to go by myself to this one theater to see these horror films,” Fred tells Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker.fridayposter

“I told him I went to see Friday the 13th and he just found that so amusing – that I would go by myself and sit in this big empty theater on a weeknight and watch Friday the 13th.

“So I just started describing the movie, and I said, ‘You won’t believe, Jason shot a bow-and-arrow that went across’ – you know, I was putting him on by this time. But I had never seen him laugh so hard.

“A lot of times I’ll say something that people think I’m serious and they’ll laugh at me.”

Fred can be seen live and in person next month as he takes on guest-host duties at Robert Osborne’s Fifth Annual Classic Film Festival in Athens, Georgia.

To learn more about the event, click here.

To hear Betty Jo’s full interview with Fred, click here.

SoundBits: ‘Movie Addict HQ’ Host Betty Jo Tucker

Movie addicts know Betty Jo Tucker well. She has a passion for movies the way some of us (who shall remain nameless) have a passion for chocolate. Each week on Movie Addict Headquarters she brings us movielicious guests, tribute shows and a look at the flicks we grew up with – or those that promise to shape our future. And this year alone, the Colorado Springs, Colo., resident has interviewed such stars as Barry Bostwick, Joe Mantegna, Lorna Luft and Tim Reid. We’re pleased to feature Betty Jo in this week’s installment of SoundBits.

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

Movie Addict Headquarters offers fun and enlightening discussions about all things cinematic!

Dances to teen-musical numbers in her tap shoes when no one's watching.

Betty Jo: Dances to "High School Musical" tracks in her tap shoes when no one's watching.

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

No surprises – I’ve revealed everything in Confessions of a Movie Addict, my life-at-the- movies autobiography, as well as in It Had to Be Us, a romantic memoir my husband and I co-wrote under the pseudo- nyms Harry and Elizabeth Lawrence.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Nikki Starr. She hosts Nikki Rocks the Politics with such incredible energy and enthusiasm! Plus, her unique voice draws listeners in while inspiring us to “live, love, laugh – and pay it forward.”

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

Johnny Depp (be still, my heart!). Why? Duh.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

My usual black slacks, black top, and sparkly tap shoes.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

Dropped my phone. That’s not very strange, you say? Yes, it is – because I was also practicing a High School Musical 3 dance routine at the time. Do not try this at home, folks.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

America Picks a New Prez – and His Name Is… James Marshall?

That’s right.

Last night on BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Addict Headquarters, listeners cast their e-ballots for Best Big-Screen Commander in Chief of All Time.

And just moments ago, host Betty Jo Tucker released the official election results, which show that Americans favor Harrison Ford by a landslide.

“Indy” candidate clinches cinematic White House race.

Harrison Ford: “Indy” candidate clinches cinematic White House race.

Ford snatched 29 percent of the vote for his portrayal of President James Marshall in the 1997 Wolfgang Petersen blockbuster Air Force One.

Coming in a distant second is Kevin Kline, for his por- trayal of President Bill Mitchell in Ivan Reitman’s 1993 comedy, Dave (17%), followed by Bill Pullman as President Thomas Whitmore in 1997’s Independence Day (11%).

Other contenders in the race included Henry Fonda in Fail-Safe (11%), Polly Bergen in Kisses for My President (11%), and Morgan Freeman in Deep Impact (7%).

To hear the campaign speeches in this historic election, click here.

Ryan Phillippe’s Next Role: Half of America’s First Biracial Comedy Team?

If Ryan Phillippe winds up landing one of the leads in a much buzzed- about biopic about America’s first – and only – black-and-white comedy team, he’s got Clint Eastwood to thank.

Mulling biracial biopic?

Clint: Mulling biracial biopic?

While chatting with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker this week about Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White – the recently-released memoir he penned with former stand-up partner Tim Reid Tom Dreesen recounted this anec- dote:

“Clint Eastwood is a good friend of mine and I wanted to introduce him to Tim, so we went out to dinner one night at [Hollywood eatery] Dan Tana’s and I intro- duced him to Tim. And while we were having dinner, Ryan Phillippe came up and . . . Clint said, ‘Ryan, this is Tim Reid. Tim and Tom were America’s first black-and-white comedy team, and they were the last. And they’ve got a book out on their life.’

“And Ryan said, ‘Wow, that would make a great movie!’

“And I said, ‘From your mouth to God’s ears.’

“[Then Ryan] said, ‘I could play you.’

“And I said, ‘I was a lot better lookin’ than you when I was your age!’”

To hear the Tom and Tim’s full interview, click here.

What’s Going On? September 16, 2008

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

A quick glance at today’s highlights makes it clear that BlogTalkRadio’s hosts are working hard to provide the best content by bringing in fascinating and famous faces. Here’s what’s going on (all times EDT):

  • Duran Duran‘s Andy Taylor, who also happened to be a big high school crush for me back in the 80s (yes, I’m that old), is visiting with Dr. Blogstein. Tease your hair up, put on your leggings, take it easy and listen in tonight at 9:00 because this is bound to be a fun segment.
  • Listen in as Ryan Houston and Mike Rainey discuss the latest topics in football and offer you the greatest picks for fantasy sports on Fantasy Buffet this morning at 11:00.
  • I wasn’t going to say anything because I’m so nervous, but what the heck. I make my BlogTalkRadio debut today with FWJ Radio. The Freelance Writing Jobs community will discuss landing our first freelance writing jobs and how much things have changed. Stop by and say hi this morning at 11:00.
  • Betty Jo Tucker and friends discuss the lates Coen Bothers film, Burn After Reading,  this afternoon at 4:00.

Hope it’s a great day for you. Listen while you work!

What's Going On? September 16, 2008

Andy Taylor

Andy Taylor

A quick glance at today’s highlights makes it clear that BlogTalkRadio’s hosts are working hard to provide the best content by bringing in fascinating and famous faces. Here’s what’s going on (all times EDT):

  • Duran Duran‘s Andy Taylor, who also happened to be a big high school crush for me back in the 80s (yes, I’m that old), is visiting with Dr. Blogstein. Tease your hair up, put on your leggings, take it easy and listen in tonight at 9:00 because this is bound to be a fun segment.
  • Listen in as Ryan Houston and Mike Rainey discuss the latest topics in football and offer you the greatest picks for fantasy sports on Fantasy Buffet this morning at 11:00.
  • I wasn’t going to say anything because I’m so nervous, but what the heck. I make my BlogTalkRadio debut today with FWJ Radio. The Freelance Writing Jobs community will discuss landing our first freelance writing jobs and how much things have changed. Stop by and say hi this morning at 11:00.
  • Betty Jo Tucker and friends discuss the lates Coen Bothers film, Burn After Reading,  this afternoon at 4:00.

Hope it’s a great day for you. Listen while you work!