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Oh, Snaps! Pauly and Marky Hang with Richard Simmons

How do Pauly and Marky find the time to sleep, or eat even – let alone do their ever-popular Fruit Salad show here on BlogTalkRadio?

CAPTION: Pauly (left) and Marky (right) go retro '80s with the granddaddy of fitness gurus himself.

Pauly (left) and Marky (right) go retro '80s with the granddaddy of fitness gurus himself.

Every time we turn around, the boys are busy chatting or otherwise hobnobbing with famous faces galore.

In recent months alone they’ve been snapped with Liza Minelli, Danny DeVito, Dolly Parton, Adam Lambert, Ricki Lake, Margaret Cho, Marie Osmond, Lynda Carter, Haylie Duff, Deborah Gibson, Florence Henderson, T.R. Knight and – well, suffice it to say these guys get around big-time.

Their latest score?  Sweatin’ to the oldies this week with Richard Simmons in his L.A. studio.

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Kristin Chenoweth: I’d Love to Play Glinda on the Silver Screen

Kristin Chenoweth is raring to reprise her Wicked role in the upcoming movie version of the Tony Award-winning musical – assuming she’s still young enough to walk!

Interviewed on Fruit Salad, the diva, who originated Glinda, the Good Witch of the North, says she’d sign on for the flick in a flash, though doesn’t hold out much hope that the opportiunity will present itelf anytime soon.

CAPTION: "I'll be waiting. I'll be waiting," Kristin tells us of the chance to bring Glinda to the cineplex.

"I'll be waiting. I'll be waiting," Kristin tells us of the chance to bring Glinda to the Cineplex.

“All I can tell you is that I think the movie will definitely happen,” Kristin, who turns 41 this month, tells hosts Pauly and Marky.

“But I might be old enough to play Madame Morrible [the headmistress at Glinda’s university] by the time that thing comes into fruition.”

“I think they’re going to try and suck it dry for as much money as they can before they make the movie,” she adds of the 2010- slated project – in which IMDb only lists her as being “rumored” to play Glinda.

“If you think about it, Chicago and Phantom – it was 20 years or so before either of those was made into a film.

“But, obviously, I would love to do it for film, because I created it and originated it. And I’m sure Idina [Menzel, who originated the co-starring role of Elphaba] feels the same way.”

Wicked, which debuted on Broadway in 2003 – with a score by Stephen Schwartz, who also wrote Godspell and Pippin – tells the pre-Wizard of Oz story of Glinda’s relationship with Elphaba, who will go on to morph into the Wicked Witch of the West.

To hear Kristen’s full interview, click here.

Oh, Snaps! Pauly Promotes Repeal of Prop 8

In yet another show of his star-mingling prowess, Fruit Salad host Pauly got up close and personal with celebrity pals this week at a Repeal Proposition 8 rally in West Hollywood.

The controversial prop, of course, bans gay marriage in California.

Yet despite Pauly & Co.’s admirable efforts, the state’s Supreme Court – in response to numerous lawsuits – upheld the amendment on May 26.

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Celestial smiles: Pauly hangs with Haylie Duff..

CAPTION: …pop star Deborah Gibson and activist Calpernia Addams…

…pop star Deborah Gibson and activist Calpernia Addams…

CAPTION: …and Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kirkland.

…and Oscar-nominated actress Sally Kirkland.

To sample Pauly’s show, click here.

To check out all our celebrity “Snaps!” click here.

Oh, Snaps! Pauly Hangs with ‘American Idol’ Finalist Adam Lambert

There’s no question as to which American Idol finalist our Fruit Salad hosts will be rooting for tonight when the mega-hit reality series picks its Season Eight winner: Kris Allen or Adam Lambert.

Hands down, it’s the flamboyant Adam that Pauly’s got his money on.

“Adam is an unbelievable talent,” Pauly tells us. “I don’t think we’ve ever seen someone of his caliber in our generation. He’s reminiscent of David Bowie, Freddy Mercury and Steve Perry all rolled into one hot package.”

Adam (left) with Pauly recently at Mark's restaurant in West Hollywood.

Adam (left) with Pauly recently at Mark's restaurant in West Hollywood.

Meanwhile, hot new boy band Varsity Fanclub tells us they, too, have their fingers crossed for Adam – and that they’ve chilled with his beau.

“We hung out with him a couple of weeks ago out here in L.A.  So we gotta choose Adam,” VFC frontman David Brandt tells WZAP Radio host Zachary Sang.

“Did you meet his boyfriend?” asks the incorrigible Zach.

“We definitely saw him. We were at the ‘Do, which is an awesome club. And they were definitely hangin’ out in the corner… in a booth.”

The live season finale of American Idol gets under way tonight at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

To sample The Fruit Salad Show with Pauly & Marky, click here.

To hear Varsity Fanclub dish about Adam on WZAP Radio, click here.

To check out all our celebrity “Snaps!” click here.

Oh, Snaps! Pauly and Marky Hobnob with Ricki, Danny and Flo

Well, they’ve done it again.

Our Fruit Salad hosts have been busy rubbing elbows with the stars – and (as always) they’ve got the pics to prove it.

This time it’s the ever-loveable Danny DeVito, Ricki Lake and Florence Henderson whom hosts Pauly and Marky snared into their viewfinder.

Get tipsy! Pauly (right) with Danny “The Limoncello Kid” at Universal Citywalk’s Buca di Beppo in Hollywood.

Get tipsy! Pauly (right) with Danny “The Limoncello Kid” at Universal Citywalk’s Buca di Beppo in Hollywood.

CAPTIONS: Get Tracy (Turnblatt)! And with Ricki on the closing night the L.A. production of “Wicked”

Get Tracy (Turnblatt)! And with Ricki on closing night of the L.A. road show of his favorite Broadway musical, “Wicked.”

CAPTIONS: Marky with lovely lady Flo at the Catalina Jazz Club in L.A.

A Lovely lady: Marky with Florence at the Catalina Jazz Club in L.A.

To sample The Fruit Salad Show, click here.

To check out all our celebrity “Snaps!” click here.

If you’d like to submit a celebrity snap (or two, or three) for possible inclusion in our blog, email it to our community manager, Deborah Ng: deborahng@blogtalkradio.com. But be sure it’s an unretouched photo in which you and the celeb are clearly visible. Also be sure to include the location where and date when the photo was taken, as well as your name and the celebrity’s name(s).

SoundBits: ‘We WILL Make You Laugh,’ Says ‘Fruit Salad’ Host Pauly

SoundBits, our weekly Q&A with BlogTalkRadio hosts, is back. So hold onto your apples, because today we’re spotlighting the ever-flamboyant Pauly of Fruit Salad (and cyberspace!) fame. Pauly, who hails from Los Angeles, has welcomed a wide variety of top show-biz names, ranging from Olivia Newton-John to Florence Henderson. But now it’s his turn in the hot seat.

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

Fruit Salad is, first and foremost, a lot of fun. It’s always classified as “gay,” because I am gay.  But it isn’t necessarily a gay show. We have amazing guests, and we aren’t afraid to ask crazy questions. Plus, we will make you laugh.
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Pauly (right) backstage last year with one of his favorite guests, funny lady Margaret Cho.

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

I’m older then they usually think. And I’m a serious homebody.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

As most people would say,  Howard Stern. Howard paved the way for my gener- ation to cross boundaries in media and have a no-holds-barred approach to interviewing, which I try to do.

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

Madonna, to ask her questions that haven’t been asked before. And, of course, because I’m a huge fan. I’ve been very lucky with my wish list so far, so let’s hope that continues!

As we speak, what are you wearing?

A t-shirt and shorts with socks. Always socks.

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

As it has been widely reported, I cried during an interview. And I’ll do it again – guaranteed – if I book Madonna!
To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Oh, Snaps! Pauly Sees Doug’s Rundgren with a Knight – and Raises Him a Gibson

Call it The Battle of the BlogTalkRadio Celebrity Schmoozers.

Shortly after Doug Ford, host of BlogTalkRadio’s Rundgren Radio, zipped us a pic of himself hanging with rocker Todd Rundgren last week, Fruit Salad host Pauly – of Pauly and Rico fame – followed up with two more celeb snaps.

The first finds Pauly cozying up to Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight recently in L.A.; the second finds him getting even cozier with pop star Debbie Gibson, also in La-La Land.

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TR (left) and Pauly: Grey's pride night.


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Deb and Pauly: We CAN Be Together.

Any hosts out there want to challenge Pauly’s celeb-schmooze superiority?

If so, email your celeb snap(s) to our community manager, Deborah Ng, at deborahng@blogtalkradio.com

(But be sure it’s an unretouched photo in which you and the celeb are clearly visible. Also be sure to include the location where and date when the photo was taken.)