Natalie Portman: Star Wars’ Queen Amidala reveals how she trained as a ballerina for her new thriller Black Swan, opening tomorrow. “We were swimming a mile a day,” she tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon. “And we were toning so that my body could look like a dancer’s.”
Sally Kellerman: M*A*S*H’s Hot Lips Houlihan, whose new CD is titled Sally, recalls making the TV film Murder Among Friends with the late Leslie Nielsen—who teased her with fake flatulence. “That really headed him into the comedic part of his career,” she tells Milling About host Robin Milling.
Wally Lamb: The author of the best-selling novel—and Oprah’s Book Club pick—She’s Come Undone talks with Book Club Girl about the new paperback edition of his latest work, Wishin’ and Hopin’, which tells the comic Xmas tale of a fifth grader named Felix Funicello.
Bill McGowan: The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of The New York Times Means for America—who won a National Press Club Award for Criticism—talks with Accuracy In Media’s Roger Aronoff about how the WikiLeaks will impact journalism the world over.
Dan Cronin: The funnyman—who worked as a writer for Conan O’Brien, both on Late Night and during Coco’s ill-fated Tonight Show stint—drops in on The Dr. Bones and Tetra Show to dish about the new TBS incarnation of the red-haired host’s comedy fest.
Penny Hardaway: The retired NBA guard—who told us in July he wants to return to the Miami Heat to play alongside LeBron James—tells fellow Bottom Line Sports Show hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy what the King should expect what he meets the Cleveland Cavs tonight for the first time since defecting.