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Paul Bearer from WWE, Anna Olson from The Food Network, and more today on Blogtalkradio

cathleenTomorrow will be Televised discusses how a new TV series makes its way to you? One way may be through New Voices, a new effort uniting TV networks, programmers and up-and-coming writers. Humanitas is running this show, and Humanitas director Cathleen Young joins the show for a progress report.

kairaDeborah Shane welcomes Kaira Rouda, former newspaper columnist, reporter, contributing magazine editor, and freelance writer for numerous regional and national publications. Kaira discuss how she created Real Living Real Estate, the first national and fasted growing women-focused brand in real estate. And, talks about Here, Home, Hope is Kaira’s debut fiction novel.

anna_olsonAnna Olson joins GirlTalk host Marlo Boux. The star of The Food Network Canada’s ‘Fresh’ and ‘Sugar’, discusses her to Niagara from New Orleans in 1995. Eager for change from her role as a chef in the fast-paced restaurant life- Anna talk about how she embraced the bounties of the local growers and how this impacted her as a chef.

stupidcancershowThe Stupid Cancer Show welcomes Meredith Israel from the Max Cure Foundation, Nita L. Seibel MD and Steven Freidman from the National Cancer Institute, and Deborah Vollmer Dahlke from the Texas Life Science Foundation.

paul-bearerThis week HTM will be 1-on-1 with the legendary Percy Pringle III aka Paul Bearer. Find out what one of the greatest WWE Intercontinental Champions and best managers of all time has to say.

rene-sylerThe Flylady welcomes Rene Syler, author of Good Enough Mother: The Perfectly Imperfect Book of Parenting and former anchor of The Early Show on CBS, to discuss overcoming the need to be a “perfect parent”, breast cancer, and much more

Sci-fi Queen Jeri Ryan, Psychic Lisa Williams and NHL Hall of Famer Rod Langway Today on BlogTalkRadio

jeri-ryan8Jeri Ryan: The star of ABC’s Body of Proof reflects on her legacy as liberated Borg Seven of Nine on Star Trek: Voyager. “It’s kind of cool,” she tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman. “But being in Mortal Kombat is infinitely more cool. It ups my cred with my teenage son’s friends about tenfold!”

lisa-williams6aaLisa Williams: BTR’s favorite celebrity psychic, the bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime show of the same name, sits down with VividLife Radio host Rose-Anne Kumpunen to fill us in on her new audio CD and her latest book, Survival of the Soul, while taking listener calls.

terrance-deanTerrance Dean: The former MTV producer, who worked with such A-listers as Spike Lee and Keenan Ivory Wayans before founding Men’s Empowerment and penning the best-seller Reclaim Your Power! chats with E.R. Radio’s Cutty Shark about his latest book, Hiding In Hip-Hop: On the Down Low in the Entertainment Industry—from Music to Hollywood.

rod-langwayRod Langway: The former NHL defenseman, who played for the Canadiens and Capitals—and was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2002—stops by Japers Rink Radio to chat with hosts Stephen Pepper and Russell Waxman about the NBC Sports & Versus telecast of the Stanley Cup playoffs.

sebastian-felix5Sebastian Felix: The Bash frontman, who “picked up a guitar at age 11 and never put it down,” returns to Fightin’ Words Radio to chat with host Bobby Carroll about changes being made to the band, and about the tracks he’s writing for its fourth album.

jennifer-mcleanJennifer McLean: The former marketing exec, who went on to pen The Credibility Factor, sits down with Gab with the Gurus host Connie Bennet to fill us in on her Healing with the Masters teleseminar, which also features Wayne Dyer, James Redfield, Dan Millman, Iyanla Vanzant and Michael Bernard Beckwith.

Lainie Kazan, MLB Legend Tommy John and ‘Arrested Development’ Star Tony Hale Today on BlogTalkRadio

lainie-kazanLainie Kazan: The showbiz legend who has graced such classic flicks as My Favorite Year and My Big Fat Greek Wedding while enjoying success as a cabaret singer in Vegas and Atlantic City chats with Teen Groove on the Move host Lenore Luca about her upcoming TV roles.

tony-haleTony Hale: The actor who played Byron “Buster” Bluth on Arrested Development—a role he’ll be reprised in the planned big-screen remake of the Emmy-winning Fox series—chats with What’s Your Fantasy host Jared Farree about his just-wrapped HBO pilot, Veep.

darryl-littletonDarryl Littleton: The funnyman who has worked as a writer for BET’s Comicview and First Amendment Standup drops in on The J-Ril Show to talk with host Jeff Riley about his book, Black Comedians on Comedy: How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh.

tommy-john1Tommy John: The former MLB pitcher, who, during his 28 years in the league, played for the Indians, White Sox, Dodgers, Yankees, Angels and A’s, drops in on Milford CT Radio to talk about the current season, and about the importance of the sport to kids’ healthy development.

laz-alonsoLaz Alonso: The actor who has done guest turns on such TV series as Entourage and Bones—while also appearing in flicks like Avatar and Jarhead—chats with host Joy Keys about his new big-screen outing opposite Angela Bassett and Meagan Good, Jumping the Broom.

howard-kaylanHoward Kaylan: The founding member of The Turtles—who charted big-time during the ‘60s with tunes like So Happy Together and It Ain’t Me Babe—sits down with Twisted South Radio host Zeke Loftin to fill us in on his teaching gig this summer at Dweezilla Music Boot Camp.

judi-evansJudi Evans: The actress who has played Adrienne Kiriaki on Days of Our Lives since 1990 drops in with fellow cast member—and TV hubby—Wally Kurth on Jasam Radio to talk with host Deborah Huey about their June 3 fan event, Justin and Adrienne’s Wedding Reception.

‘Soul Surfer’ Star Ross Thomas, ‘What’s Happening!!’ Star Ernest Thomas and JFK Jr.’s Former Flame Christina Haag Today on BlogTalkRadio

ross-thomas2Ross Thomas: The actor who plays Brandon on General Hospital sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to discuss his role in the new flick Soul Surfer, which tells the true story of Bethany Hamilton, who survived a 2003 shark attack that left her without her left arm.

christina-haag-jfkChristina Haag: John F. Kennedy Jr.’s one-time flame, an actress who would go on to appear in such series as Heroes and ER, sits down with The Feisty Side of Fifty host Eileen Williams to discuss her new memoir, Come to the Edge, which details her affair with the late Camelot prince.

ernest-thomas5Ernest Thomas: The actor who played Raj Thomas on What’s Happening!! before going on to appear in such popular series as Martin, In the Heat of the Night and Everybody Hates Chris, drops in on host Stevie Mack to chat about his role in the upcoming big-screen flick ’79 Parts.

dion-lewisDion Lewis: The Pittsburgh Panthers running back, who last year set the Big East freshman rushing record previously held by Tony Dorsett, drops in on the Bottom Line Sports Show to chat with hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy about his inevitable road to the NFL—and for whom he’d like to play.

nicole-cabellNicole Cabell: The 2005 Winner of the BBC Singer of the World Competition, whose debut solo album, 2007’s Soprano, was honored with the Georg Solti Prize Orphée d’Or, sits down with The African American Voice in Classical Music’s Patrick D. McCoy to discuss her flourishing opera career.

joe-wilsonJoe Wilson: The GOP congressman from South Carolina, who made headlines in 2009 when he interrupted a speech by President Obama with the accusation “You lie!”, returns to Southern Sense to talk with host Annie Ubelis about immigration, gun control, Libya and other smoldering issues.

Rapper JaRule, Actor Beau Bridges and Olympic Gold Medalist Sanya Richards-Ross Today on BlogTalkRadio

jaruleJaRule: The rap star who cracked the Top 10 with tunes like Always on Time, I’m Real and Livin’ It Up—while also appearing in flicks like The Fast and the Furious—drops in on The Knicks Blog to chat with host  Anthony Donahue about his hometown hoops team.

beau-bdidges7Beau Bridges: The actor who has graced such hit flicks as Norma Rae and The Fabulous Baker Boys, while also appearing classic TV series ranging from My Three Sons to Desperate Housewives, chats with host Olivia Wilder about his role on ABC’s Brothers & Sisters.

sanya-richards-rossSanya Richards-Ross: The Jamaican track-and-field demon, who competes for the US—and won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympic games in Athens and another in 2008 in Beijing—sits down with Get Up Show host Chris LaMonica for an exclusive series of interviews as she prepares to defend her IAAF World Champ title.

lukas-nelson7Lukas Nelson: The singer-songwriter, whose band is called Promise of the Real—and whose dad is country music icon Willie Nelson—stops by Green Patriot Radio to chat with host David Steinman about his new CD. Plus: Jordan Rubin, founder of Garden of Life and author of The Raw Truth.

joe-flaniganJoe Flanigan: The actor who played Lt. Colonel John Sheppard on SyFy’s Stargate: Atlantis, and has also done guest turns on series ranging from Murphy Brown to CSI: Miami, chats with Buzzworthy Radio NaVell Lee about his upcoming big-screen comedy, Spore.

Screen Idol Dennis Quaid, Comedian Eddie Griffin and NY Giant Ahmad Bradshaw on BlogTalkRadio

dennis-quaidDennis Quaid: The star of such classic films as The Big Easy and Breaking Away sits down with Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis to chat about his new flick, Soul Surfer, the true story of Bethany Hamilton, who, as a teen in 2003, survived a horrific shark attack.

eddie-griffin2Eddie Griffin: The superstar comedian, who starred in such guilty-pleasure flicks as Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and Undercover Brother, hangs with Mr. Media host Bob Andelman while talking $#@! about his new Comedy Central special, You Can Tell ‘Em I Said It.

sandy-sissellSandi Sissell: The Hollywood director of photography (above with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen on the set of In a New York Minute), who has shot flicks ranging from Salaam Bombay! to Meet the Browns, drops in on the Double Down Film Show to chat with host Pete Chatmon about her craft.

karl-champleyKarl Champley: The Aussie master builder, who hosts Wasted Spaces on the DIY network, stops by The Joy of Organizing to share his do-it-yourself approach to getting America’s garages organized for the spring—so that home owners can once again park their cars where their cars belong.

fitz-tantrumsFitz & the Tantrums: The Los Angeles-based soul septet—who’ve toured with Maroon 5—drop in on Twisted South Radio to sample tracks from their latest CD, Songs for a Sinking Ship, and talk with host Zeke Loftin about their new upcoming tour with April Smith and the Great Picture Show.

roseanna-vitroRoseanna Vitro: The jazz diva who has gigged with the likes of Elvin Jones and Christian McBride, drops in on The Jazzy Vegetarian host Laura Theodore to talk about her latest CD, Sail Away: The Randy Newman Project, while sharing her favorite vegan recipes.

kevin-mitchellKevin Mitchell: The former LB left fielder, who helped the NY Mets win the ’86 World Series by scoring the tying run on Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Bob Stanley’s wild pitch to Mookie Wilson, stops by Teen Groove on the Move to talk with host Lenore Luca about the current baseball season.

BlogTalkRadio’s New Profile and Episode Page Design Create a More Engaging Listener Experience

Beginning today, hosts’ Show Profile and Episode pages boast a more streamlined and compelling design that’s sure to capture listeners’ attention. And this is the first of many positive changes that are in the queue for release in the months to come.

The new pages are easier to navigate and rich in new features, making it even easier for hosts to engage listeners and amplify the viral spread of their content on BlogTalkRadio.

New episode player integrates images

New episode player integrates images and ads, making for a cleaner, more visually engaging experience.

Here’s a rundown of some of the most exciting enhancements available to all hosts:

—Easier to format episode pages. No more late nights learning HTML. Instead, you’ve got a WYSIWYG (or “what you see is what you get”) editor, which lets you utilize standard text-formatting features (like italics, bold, underlining, bullets and hyperlinks), and select font style and size.

—New image slide-show feature. You can now post up to five images on each Episode page to a more visually engaging listener experience. All images are automatically sized to fit the show description box, which means no more over-sized pics bleeding off your page.

—No more pop-up video ads. That’s because your Episode pages have a seamlessly integrated video player, which—when not running ads—contains your profile image or images that you upload to complement your show. If you participate in revenue sharing, this new feature will enhance your earning potential. But if you’ve got a Premium Plus and Pro account, and don’t want ads running on your Episode pages, don’t worry, there will be no ads as usual.

—More prominent “Share” and “Follow” buttons. Highlighting these features can help you grow your listener base and fuel the spread of your content.

—More embed-friendly player. Now that the “embed this episode” button is more visible and prominently positioned on both your Show Profile and Episode pages—as well as easier to use—listeners are more likely to syndicate your content via other websites and social networks.

For more details on the recent changes to the Show Profile and Episode pages, visit our What’s New FAQs.

If you have additional questions about the new features, contact our Customer Support Team.

Nichelle Nichols of ‘Star Trek,’ Comedian Mark Curry, and Psychic Lisa Williams Today on BlogTalkRadio

nichelle-nicholsNichelle Nichols: The actress who played Lt. Uhura on the original Star Trek series—a role in which she made history as TV’s first-ever black female military officer—drops in on Think Like a Black Belt host Jim Bouchard to enlist support for Japan earthquake relief efforts, and fill us in on her one-woman show.

mark-curry5Mark Curry: The funnyman riffs on Kirstie Alley competing on ABC’s Dancing With the Stars. “Throw that big booty, girl!” he advises the Cheers star during his chat with Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone—before boasting that, “If I ever appear on the show, I would win it.”

lisa-williams6Lisa Williams: Joseph Tittel once again welcomes BTR’s favorite psychic, Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime show of the same name. Lisa will fill us in on her upcoming audio CD and her latest book, Survival of the Soul.

nico-tortorellaNico Tortorella: The actor who plays Razor on the ABC Family series Make It or Break It, and previousy appeared on The CW’s The Beautiful Life, stops by Artists on Demand to chat with host Lisa Becker about his role opposite Anna Paquin, Hayden Panettiere and Alison Brie in Scream 4.

john-flemingJohn Fleming: The US Congressman from Louisiana’s 4th district who, after earning his medical degree, practiced at the Naval Regional Medical Center at Camp Pendleton, sits down with Everyday RADIO to discuss repealing Obamacare, and the constitutionality of using force in Libya.

joe-hadenJoe Haden: The NFL cornerback, who played for the Florida Gators under coach Urban Meyer before being drafted by the Cleveland Browns in Round 1 of the 2010 draft, drops in on the Bottom Line Sports Show to chat with hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy the about the upcoming gridiron season.

andrew-weisbulmAndrew Weisblum: The Hollywood editor who helped assemble such hits as School of Rock, The Wrestler and Chicago for the silver screen, sits down with 123 Film! host Sam Heer to discuss his work on Black Swan, for which star Natalie Portman snagged a Best Actress Oscar.