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‘Flipping Out’ Sidekick Jenni Pulos: Jeff Lewis Asked Me to Bed Down—When He Thought His Number Was Up

"Do I love him like a brother? Yes," Jenni tells us of Jeff.

"Do I love him like a brother? Yes," Jenni (above) tells us of Jeff.

As Flipping Out fans know, Jenni Pulos is one dedicated chief executive assistant.

But what they may not know is where her dedication to boss Jeff Lewis stops—namely at  whoopee-making duties.

Interviewed on The Radio Happy Hour, Jenni reveals that the flamboyant real-estate investor star of the Bravo reality series once suggested to her Continue reading

Kevin Sorbo: The Heck with ABC — They Put the Kibosh on My Pilot!

CAPTION: "It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of "Bobby" getting bounced.

"It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of his beloved "Bobby" getting bounced.

Even after four years, Hercules is still miffed at the Mouse House network.

Interviewed on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, Kevin Sorbo, who played the title role on the syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, recounts how Disney’s TV operation failed to pick up what he says was an excellent project.

“I did a pilot for ABC called Bobby Cannon, where I was playing sort of an aging star quarterback for the Chicago Bears,” the he-man actor tells host Dr. Blogstein.

“We were the number-one-tested pilot for ABC. But in their infinite wisdom Continue reading

Brittany Flickinger: Paris Hilton Is a ‘Disgusting, Self-centered User’

Brittany Flickinger is one bitter BFF.

While Paris Hilton was launching Season 2 of her MTV reality series, My New BFF, on June 2, the Season 1 winner was busy bashing the hotel heiress here on BlogTalkRadio.

CAPTION: “She used me,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I cared about her so much,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I’m really sick of getting branded with a bad reputation for hanging out with her and sticking up for such a disgusting, self-cen- tered user. I’m a good person… I have morals. I don’t have to do anything disgusting or rash to get famous,” she told The Radio Happy Hour host Dr. Blogstein.

The bad blood between the duo, said Brittany, began when the series wrapped in December.

“She’d tell me things that made me think I was her best friend. And we got really close. And I’m like, Oh, man, this is really nice,” she said of Paris.

“Then all of a sudden it was like, ‘Casting for BFF2! Better end this now. Bye. I don’t need you anymore.’ That’s disgusting to do to somebody… That’s defamation of character.”

But Brittany didn’t stop there. Recounting her early days on the show with Paris, she said, “It was around the time she broke up with Benji [Madden], so she was feeling lonely. And she would say things to me that led me to believe that she really did think we were best friends.

CAPTION: Happier day à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

Happier days à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

“So I was like, ‘Oh, s – – -. This girl must be a little f – – – – – up.’”

Brittany’s position on Paris marks a stark departure from how she por- trayed their relationship in January, when she said they were, if not Siamese twins, still quite sisterly.

“We’re not married. We’re BFFs,” she told host Olivia Wilder. “Friends aren’t attached at the hip 24/7. And when we’re somewhere together and we’re not attached at the hip, they’re like, ‘Oh, no. They’re fighting!’”

The spurned reality contestant also accused Paris this week of censoring her in cyberspace:

“Any time I say anything about her to defend myself – after all the interviews she has done lying about me and making all this stupid stuff up – everything that I say is taken off the Internet.”

To hear Brittany’s full interview, click here.

To read about Brittany’s January interview here on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

‘True Blood’ Author Charlaine Harris: My Vampires Are Also a Metaphor for Racial Integration

When Charlaine Harris discusses racial integration in our nation’s public-school system, she knows whence she speaks.

Because during the late ‘60s, at the height of that social experiment, the gothic scribe was a high school student in the tiny town of Tunica, Miss.

CAPTION: “It was a very turbulent and unpleasant time,” Charlaine (above) tells us of her bussed-in classmate days.

“It was a very turbulent and unpleasant time,” Charlaine (above) tells us of her bussed-in classmate days.

Now she reveals on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour that the integration she witnessed serves as a meta- phor for the vampires in her bestselling Southern Vampire Mystery series, which  is the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood.

“The scenario of the vampire trying to assimilate into the community – you’ve said in other interviews that, in writing it, you thought of gays and the struggle that they’re going through,” inquires host Dr. Blogstein during the 25- minute interview.

“But, growing up in the South, how much did the Civil Rights movement and the way blacks are treated work its way into the scenario?” he continues.

“To an incredible extent. Because my high school class was the first integrated class in history, in my county,” Charlaine responds.

“It was a very difficult, scary time. I grew up in Mississippi and it was full of change and full of uncertainty.  And yet, long overdue.

“We weren’t sure if there would be violence. We weren’t sure that everything would go peacefully,” continues Charlaine, before telling listeners that she was a senior when the integration got under way.

“They allowed two black kids to – it must’ve been horrible for them – come over and attended school their senior year at our school,” adds Charlaine, whose latest Southern Vampire novel (featuring, as always, heroine Sookie Stackhouse) is titled Dead and Gone.

“And, honestly, I don’t know how they lived through it. Not that any- body threatened them – that I knew of – but it must’ve been so incredibly tense.”

The 57-year-old mom also discusses how she came to master erotic mom- ents in her work.

“The first time I tried it – a full sex scene – was in the first Sookie book, about nine years ago.  And I rewrote it several times because I want- ed to catch her awkwardness. This was her first sexual experience and yet I wanted it to be the complete sexual experience,” Charlaine explains.

“I didn’t want to resort to the stereotypical romance novel euphem- isms, like ‘pulsating rod’ and stuff like that. And yet I didn’t want to be crude. So it took a lot of thought and it took me a long time.”

To hear Charlaine’s full interview, click here.

Ernest Borgnine: I’ve Always Told Friends, This Is How I Keep Young

He may be turning 92 next month, but Ernest Borgnine is showing no signs of slowing down in the, ah, potency department.

In an unbridled interview with Radio Happy Hour host Dr. Blogstein, the Oscar-winning actor reveals why he slipped up this summer and let the secret to his youthful appearance slip on live national television.

Hats off (and that’s not all!).

Ernie: Hats off (and that’s not all).

When Steve Doocy of Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends asked Enrie in August, “You’re 91 years old.  You look fantastic… What’s the secret?” the McHale’s Navy star shot back, “I don’t dare tell you. I masturbate a lot.”

Now Ernie explains to Dr. B. that he had no idea the retort would be heard ‘round the world.

“I’ve always said so many times, amongst friends, that’s what I do because it keeps me young. And everybody would fall down laughing for a while.  And that was it.  Everybody would get a good laugh.

“Well, this one fella kept it up at Fox News – ‘Oh, you gotta tell me! You gotta tell me!’ So, without remembering that I had a microphone on, I leaned over and I told him,” continues Ernie, whose autobiography, Ernie, was published in July.

“Well, you should have seen the fellas behind the camera. They fell on the floor! They couldn’t believe what I’d said.  And I looked at them and said, Why would they collapse like that? And suddenly I remembered the mic.”

Ernie also says that, despite being a nonagenarian, he has no aversion to playing a stud on the silver screen.

When Dr. B. asks him, “If they were to write a good script, would you still play a love-story part?” Ernies replies:

“Hey, listen, if they could see me as a love story, believe me, I’d do it!”

To hear Ernie’s full interview, click here.