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NFL Draft: round 1 Preview

by Draft Countdown in SPORTS

It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft, so tune in for predictions and analysis to get you ready for tonight’s Round 1 picks! Later today, at 3:30 EST, get more pregame on the Draft Day Extravaganza.


‘idol’ Taylor HickS on STage fright, acting & his new Album

by Take 2 Radio Music in MUSIC

One of the most-loved American Idol winners, Taylor Hicks chats about his Vegas show, his upcoming album and, as one of the last cab fares out of Hurricane Katrina, his belief in the protective powers of fate.


10 Business Financing Myths for entrepreneurs

by Launch Talk with Tai Goodwin in BUSINESS

Karlene Sinclair-Robinson, author of Spank The Bank: THE Guide to Alternative Business Financing, shares tips on business financing for startups, small businesses and struggling entrepreneurs. 


Tribeca Film festival: ‘Whitewash’ star thomas haden church

by Milling About in FILM

From the Tribeca Film Festival, Robin Milling talks with actor Thomas Haden Church about his film Whitewash, and how he endured below-freezing temps in the mountains of Montreal during filming.


Good eats to protect you from Chemicals in Everyday Products

by The Jazzy Vegetarian in FOOD

Janice Stanger, author of The Perfect Formula Diet, talks about toxic chemicals in personal care and cleaning products and how a whole foods, plant-based diet protects against the effects of chemicals.


Harry Hamlin on His Clothing-Store Break-in: “The alarm company called the wrong police department!’

For Harry Hamlin, it was a case of no L.A. law—to save his tony boutique from being burgled, that is.

Interviewed on Milling About with wife Lisa Rinna—stars of the new TV Land reality series Harry Loves Lisa—the L.A. Law hunk reveals how, on Oct. 4, thieves managed to make off with more than $100,000 worth of clothing and accessories from their Belle Gray store in Studio City.

CAPTION: "It's like calling 911 and being on hold for 10 minutes," Harry (above with Lisa) says of trying to report a crime in L.A.County.

"It's like calling 911 and being on hold for 10 minutes," Harry (above with Lisa) says of trying to report a crime in L.A. County.

“Most stores get burgled eventually, particularly on Ventura Boulevard, where we are. We were burgled when we first opened, three times, right away. We had windows then that were shatterable and we now have bullet-proof glass in the entire store,” Harry, who’s also got a new memoir out, titled Full Frontal Nudity, tells host Robin Milling.

“They were able to break down the front door yesterday. You couldn’t get through the glass but you could break the door down.”

“A lot of people on Ventura Boulevard have those gates that come down. We never really wanted to go there because they’re ugly. And we probably were just stupid Continue reading

David Carradine’s Ex-wife Suspects Foul Play in ‘Kill Bill’ Star’s Kinky Death

Marina Anderson, who was married to actor David Carradine from 1998 to 2001, is adamant that her ex didn’t die alone of what medical examiners concluded was “accidental asphyxiation” during an auto-erotic act.

Interviewed on Milling About, the actress—who has done guest turns on TV series ranging from Dynasty to Desperate Housewives—discusses her ongoing investigation into David’s 2009 death in a Bangkok hotel room, where he was found hanging by a rope in the closet.

CAPTION: "I wanted it to turn out right for him and it still hasn't turned out right yet," Marina (above with the late star) tells us of David's legacy.

"I wanted it to turn out right for him and it still hasn't turned out right yet," Marina (above with the late star) tells us of David's legacy.

“What disturbed me most publicly was I just didn’t believe that he was by himself. I still do not buy that,” Marina—whose new memoir is titled David Carradine: The Eye of My Tornado—tells host Robin Milling of learning of David’s demise.

“He was back to drinking at that point for a long time, and to see him slowly slide down deeply disturbed me.

“I didn’t want that to be the last memory in the public of him. I just thought that was so wrong. I did my own investigation into his death.

“I made phone calls and I did call the police department, and there were Continue reading

Paul McCartney to ‘Nowhere Boy’ Star: John Lennon Never Punched Me!

Do you want to know secret?

Nowhere Boy, the new John Lennon biopic opening Oct. 8—on the eve of what would’ve been the rock icon’s 70th birthday—isn’t 100 percent accurate.

CAPTION: "It's crazy to think, but it's the only part of his life that was never filmed," Aaron (above) says of John's pre-Beatle days depicted in "Nowhere Man."

"It's crazy to think, but it's the only part of his life that was never filmed," Aaron (above) says of John's pre-Beatle days depicted in "Nowhere Boy."

So says fellow Beatle Paul McCartney.

Interviewed on Milling About, Nowhere Boy star Aaron Johnson discusses Sir Paul’s reaction to the flick.

“Paul said he loved it and thought it was great,” the British actor tells host Robin Milling—but then adds:

“He said, ‘I can’t remember Lennon ever punching me in the face!’ during one of the scenes.

“But if that’s the only thing he was worried about, then we’re off.”

Aaron also asked John’s widow, Yoko Ono, how she felt.

“Yoko gave her blessing and basically stayed out of the way while we were making the film,” he says. “And she cried when Continue reading

Jerry Seinfeld’s Lost Interview: ‘I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV’

Long before Jerry Seinfeld signed a deal with NBC to develop his show about nothing, he had nothing but the highest of standards in mind for such a sitcom.

In a 1987 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling—which has never before aired anywhere—the then-33-year-old funnyman chatted about his influences, his development as a performer, the role of confidence in his craft, and the possibility of headlining on the small screen.

CAPTION: "It's not what I did as a kid, but what I fail to do as an adult that makes be a comedian—which is grow up," Jerry (above) said.

"It's not what I did as a kid, but what I fail to do as an adult that makes me a comedian—which is grow up," Jerry (above) said.

When asked, “Do you have any interest in having your own show?” Jerry said:

“No. Not unless it was by some very high-quality people. A Cheers type of situation or something like that.

“But I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV, just so I could say, ‘Hey, I got a TV show!’ That’s no big deal.

As to which crap in particular, Jerry added, “The Facts of Life. Things like that.”

And speaking of future aspirations, the standup said: “I don’t really have any. I just want to get good at this.

“To me, I feel like I’m a musician and this is my instrument and I want Continue reading

Dick Clark’s Lost Interview: My Close Call with the Wrath of Madonna’s Manager

Dick Clark may have been the dean of the pop-music scene for more than five decades, but that doesn’t mean he’s any better at picking winners than your average armchair critic.

Case in point, the American Music Awards—which he himself founded in 1973.

CAPTION: Dick: Made Her Madgesty parachute in from Penny Marshall's movie set.

Dick: Made Her Madgesty parachute in from Penny Marshall's movie set.

In an interview with Milling About host Robin Milling from New Year’s Eve 1992—which has never before aired anywhere—the cultural icon chatted about wrangling nominees into the theater for the event.

“Years ago I talked to [Madonna‘s then-manager] Freddy DeMann. I said, ‘Madonna must be here— she’s up for two awards. I mean, you must know in your heart that she’s going to win those awards. She’s a runaway smash hit,” he said of the 1991 AMAs, while the Material Girl was filming A League of Their Own.

“They arranged a convoy and strategic air command sort of thing and got Continue reading

Marlo Thomas: Phil Donahue ‘Is My Father’ (And on Demi More Divorce Rumors: ‘It’ll Pass’)

Is there a psychiatrist in the house? If so, please weigh in on this doozy from Marlo Thomas, about her hubby of 30 years, Phil Donahue:

“I didn’t realize until after I married him that he is my father,” the still-sexy-at-72 TV icon tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

CAPTION: "Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

"Nobody believes that anybody is happy," Marlo (above) tells us of her—and Demi's—would-be marriage-busters. "There's some kind of delight in thinking nobody's happy."

“He’s like my father in the fact that he’s very charismatic, he’s a great storyteller, he’s very empathetic to people—he really cares people and he has a basic decency,” she adds of Phil’s connection to her even-more-celebrated dad, funnyman Danny Thomas.

“That’s pretty much all you need to be like your dad. Is he a comedian? No. But he is a charismatic man and he’s a magnet to people.

“People really love him and he’s a good guy and my dad was a really good guy,” says Marlo, whose new memoir, Growing Up Laughing: My Story and the Story of Funny, hits the shelves Sept. 28.

OK. Now that that’s cleared up… Marlo goes on to recall how Danny Continue reading

Molly Ringwald’s New Career: Novelist

Molly Ringwald is ratcheting up her writing chops a notch.

Interviewed on Milling About, the ‘80s screen icon—now 42 and a mom of three—chats about what she’d like to do next, now that her first book, this year’s self-help memoir Getting the Pretty Back, has hit the best-seller list.

Molly: Ready to reunite with old Brat Pack pals.

Molly: Ready to reunite with old Brat Pack pals.

“I’m working on my second book, but it’ll be fiction,” Molly tells host Robin Milling.

“I wrote a lot about myself in the first book, so I’m looking forward to writing about characters.

“Everything in life that I find interesting—real people in real situations—inspires me,” she adds.

Molly also discusses the tribute to John Hughes being held at New York City’s Film Society of Lincoln Center Sept. 19-20, at which she’ll be appearing with fellow cast members from the director’s 1985 Continue reading