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Oh, Snaps! Lisa Johnson Mandell Joins Janet Powers as Co-Host of ‘Work It Girl’

Lisa: New, improved—and employed!

Lisa: New, improved—and employed!

We don’t impress easily, so believe us when we say Lisa Johnson Mandell‘s networking prowess is something the likes of which has rarely been seen at BlogTalkRadio.

As an L.A.-based entertainment journalist and film critic, Lisa spent 25 year rubbing elbows with such powerhouses as Steven Spielberg, Clint Eastwood and Ben Stiller.

But in her late 40s, while searching for work, she—as she puts it herself—”found that the precious few jobs available were going to the young, nubile and unskilled.”

“So I started a personal campaign to give myself a career makeover,” she says.

“I ‘Botoxed’ my resume, rejuvenated my image and Continue reading

Programming Highlights; July 11, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.
Today’s Programming Highlights:

michael-jackson-death-hoax-4AT 3 PM Even though the one-year anniversary of his passing has come and gone, fans the world over still believe Michael Jackson may have faked his own demise. Death-hoax investigators Tom Pickering and Maura Stephens join host Carlotta Chatwood for Part 7 in this series.

maureen-sheaAt 8 PM Super Featherweight pro—and Fightin’ Words host—Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea delivers the latest boxing and mixed martial arts news. Maureen earned her nickname by serving as Hilary Swank’s sparring partner in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning flick of the same name.

kevin-gillespieAt 9 PM Host Olivia Wilder stirs things up with Kevin Gillespie from Season 6 of Bravo’s Top Chef. The Atlanta native is executive chef at the city’s Woodfire Grill, whose menu changes daily and incorporates fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes.

christopher-heyerdahl Also at 9 PM The VRO’s Amy McCracken and her coven of co-hosts get up close and personal with Christopher Heyerdahl, who played Marcus Volturi in New Moon, a role he’ll reprise in next years’ installment, Breaking Dawn.

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Joey Lawrence: I’m an Actor — Not a Celebrity!

Don’t try making a connection with Joey Lawrence in cyberspace.

Because the Blossom hottie wants nothing to do with social media.

“I’m a guy who keeps my private life very private. So I don’t do this ‘celebrity’ stuff… I’m old-school that way,” Joey, who stars opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the new ABC Family flick My Fake Fiancé, debuting Sunday, tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.

CAPTIONS: "You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

"You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

“The idols I grew up watching – Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Harrison Ford – these are guys that keep their private life private… And that’s what I’m about.

“I’m not a big fan of this Twitter and MySpace and all this stuff, where these celebrities constantly feel they need to be a celebrity – which is not what we are. If you’re an actor, you’re not really a celebrity.

“The line gets blurred between these reality stars and the actual movie stars – these young people who feel they need to compete with the reality stars and turn their private life into a film.

“And that’s when you get into a big problem, because everybody knows your every move… And then when TMZ is following you everywhere and you’re covering yourself up, stumbling out of a club, it’s like, Get away from me! Don’t bother me!”

To hear Joey’s full Mr. Media interview – in which he also discusses why he keeps his hair super-close-cropped these days and how he first met Melissa Joan Hart – click here.

Ryan Phillippe’s Next Role: Half of America’s First Biracial Comedy Team?

If Ryan Phillippe winds up landing one of the leads in a much buzzed- about biopic about America’s first – and only – black-and-white comedy team, he’s got Clint Eastwood to thank.

Mulling biracial biopic?

Clint: Mulling biracial biopic?

While chatting with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker this week about Tim and Tom: An American Comedy in Black and White – the recently-released memoir he penned with former stand-up partner Tim Reid Tom Dreesen recounted this anec- dote:

“Clint Eastwood is a good friend of mine and I wanted to introduce him to Tim, so we went out to dinner one night at [Hollywood eatery] Dan Tana’s and I intro- duced him to Tim. And while we were having dinner, Ryan Phillippe came up and . . . Clint said, ‘Ryan, this is Tim Reid. Tim and Tom were America’s first black-and-white comedy team, and they were the last. And they’ve got a book out on their life.’

“And Ryan said, ‘Wow, that would make a great movie!’

“And I said, ‘From your mouth to God’s ears.’

“[Then Ryan] said, ‘I could play you.’

“And I said, ‘I was a lot better lookin’ than you when I was your age!’”

To hear the Tom and Tim’s full interview, click here.