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Natalie Portman, Penny Hardaway, Sally Kellerman and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

natalie-portman3Natalie Portman: Star Wars’ Queen Amidala reveals how she trained as a ballerina for her new thriller Black Swan, opening tomorrow. “We were swimming a mile a day,” she tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon. “And we were toning so that my body could look like a dancer’s.”

sally-kellerman1Sally Kellerman: M*A*S*H’s Hot Lips Houlihan, whose new CD is titled Sally, recalls making the TV film Murder Among Friends with the late Leslie Nielsen—who teased her with fake flatulence. “That really headed him into the comedic part of his career,” she tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

wally-lambWally Lamb: The author of the best-selling novel—and Oprah’s Book Club pick—She’s Come Undone talks with Book Club Girl about the new paperback edition of his latest work, Wishin’ and Hopin’, which tells the comic Xmas tale of a fifth grader named Felix Funicello.

bill-mcgowanBill McGowan: The author of Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of The New York Times Means for America—who won a National Press Club Award for Criticism—talks with Accuracy In Media’s Roger Aronoff about how the WikiLeaks will impact journalism the world over.

dan-croninDan Cronin: The funnyman—who worked as a writer for Conan O’Brien, both on Late Night and during Coco’s ill-fated Tonight Show stint—drops in on The Dr. Bones and Tetra Show to dish about the new TBS incarnation of the red-haired host’s comedy fest.

penny-hardaway2Penny Hardaway: The retired NBA guard—who told us in July he wants to return to the Miami Heat to play alongside LeBron James—tells fellow Bottom Line Sports Show hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy what the King should expect what he meets the Cleveland Cavs tonight for the first time since defecting.

‘iCarly’ Star Jerry Trainor, ‘Harry Potter’ Star Miranda Richardson, The Brothers Johnson and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

jerry-trainorJerry Trainor: The actor who plays Spencer Shay on iCarly—and whose character squares off against guest star Jack Black on tonight’s episode of the hit Nickelodeon series, titled iStart A Fan War—joins Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Applebaum live from the Manhattan campus of New York University.

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Miranda Richardson: The Harry Potter star, whose new flick, Made in Dagenham, tells the true story of a 1968 Ford Motor Co. assembly plant strike, recalls her first ride. “It was a Saab ’95, which was the little chubby sort of spy car,” she tells Milling About host Robin Milling. “It was a filthy sandy yellow, but I absolutely adored it!”

jimmy-pardoJimmy Pardo: The official opener for Conan O’Brien’s late-night show pays his boss a dubious complement. When asked if his new TBS gig is easy, Jimmy tells Somewhere in Vegas host Marq with a Q, “I’m probably going to lose a job by saying this, but it does help to get them warmed up.”

the-brothers-johnsonThe Brothers Johnson: The Grammy-winning R&B duo, who charted in the ‘70s with tunes like Strawberry Letter #23 and I’ll Be Good to You, sit down with WDKK Radio host Darryl Williams to discuss collaborating with artists like Billy Preston, Quincy Jones and Bobby Womack.

peter-biddlePeter Biddle: Intel’s general manager, who leads the semiconductor giant’s AppUp Products and Services Group, kicks off the maiden edition of Atom Mashing Radio with a visit from Gaikai.com’s David Perry, who’ll update us on the hottest gaming news.

susan-bakerSusan G. Baker: The wife of former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker stops by to chat with Best Ever You hosts Elizabeth Hamilton and Katie Eastman about Passing it On, her new memoir about using her faith to emerge stronger, happier—and still married

Programming Highlights; March 18, 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:

doc-for-christie1At 1 PM Physician, author, physical trainer and researcher, Dr. Al Sears, one of today’s leading voices in anti-aging medicine and natural health, talks about founding The Wellness Research Foundation with The Ageless Sisters.

 

 

author-chick-for-christie1At 2 PM on Library Lovefest Virginia Stanley, Director of Library Marketing at HarperCollins interviews author Marilyn Johnson who will discuss her latest publication, This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All which traces the history of librarians from Dewey to digital and the next wave, Library 2.0.

 

 

no-idea-dude-for-christieAt 7:30 PM Director and writer Kyle Patrick Alvarez goes Online With Andrea to discuss his first feature film, Easier With Practice, nominated for two Spirit Awards.

 

 

bug-for-christie1At 9 PM Sarah Killen, @LovelyButton, who is the only person Conan O’Brien follows on Twitter, talks with Beth the Bee about how this friendship has changed her life, and Lisa Etheridge @LisaTickledPink, talks about her sudden Twitter notoriety.

 

 

mtv-kid-for-christieAt 10 PM Andrew Wood, a cast member of The Real World DC joins Talk Entertainment to talk about the drama with his housemates, and what it’s like to be a reality star in the nation’s capitol.

 

 

music-dude-for-christieAt 11 PM Night Views Radio welcomes accomplished musician Billy Vera of Billy Vera and The Beaters, to talk about his huge hit song “At This Moment” and his current projects.

 

 

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Howard Stern: If Jay Leno Doesn’t Hire ‘Stuttering John’ Melendez Back, I’ll Rehire Him

Howard Stern did an about-face yesterday in his feud with former underling “Stuttering John” Melendez—or did he?

While interviewing him Monday on Mr. Media, host Bob Andelman asked John—who left Howard’s then-terrestrial radio show in 2003 to become Jay Leno‘s announcer on The Tonight Show—”Is Jay taking you with him to 10 p.m.?”

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"I really enjoy working with Jay. He's been great to me thus far," John (l) tells us of his current boss (r).

(Bob—whose interview is cited in the New York Post‘s Page Six column today—was of course referring to Jay’s move to an earlier time slot on NBC this fall, with a show tentatively titled The Jay Leno Show, after handing off The Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien in June.)

“I don’t know yet. I haven’t heard yet,” John replied. “I’m assuming I’m going in some capacity—although assump- tions aren’t always good. But I really do hope that I am.”

The next morning, on Howard’s Sirius Satellite show, the King of All Media’s newswoman, Lisa G, reported:

“I have an update on ‘Stuttering’ John Melendez – appearing on [Bob Andelman's] Internet radio show yesterday claiming that he has not heard yet if he will be following Jay Leno to his new 10 p.m. show. John says he assumes he’s going in some capacity, but he’s doing standup and building up his website just in case.”

Before we tell you Howard’s response to that update, we should note that, in February 2008, John appeared on Adam Carolla‘s since-axed syndicated radio show and ripped into his former boss, claiming Howard never paid him fairly and didn’t fight to keep him when he quit Howard’s show.

“He resented me doing any outside work,” John told Adam.

On his own show a few days later, Howard called John a “no-talent ingrate,” adding:

“I didn’t have a beef with him before, but I do now. He’s delusional… He can go #$%! himself.”

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"I can't imagine the magic of that show without John," Howard (above) says of a Melendez-less Jay Leno program.

Now for the kicker.

Yesterday on Howard’s show, in response to Lisa’s update, he said:

“I’m going to make an offer to John right now: If Jay doesn’t hire him back, he can stay in L.A. and ask questions, and we’ll hire him to go to some of those premieres and ask questions again.”

But then Howard added, “[John]  can do that. It’s  a dollar for every question.”

Will Jay bring John to his new prime-time show? Will John— jonesing for a broadcasting gig after being dumped—return to Howard? Stay tuned.

In the meantime, be sure to check out John’s full Mr. Media interview, in which John also:

—Tells the story of his awkward run-in with Billy Crystal backstage at The Tonight Show years after infuriating the comedian at a movie premiere while covering the event for Howard’s show.

—Explains why, much to his dismay, his latest Internet video in which he sings to his baby son is rife with profanity.

To hear John’s interview, click here.

To read the New York Post‘s coverage of Bob’s interview and the Howard-Stuttering John feud, click here.

To check out John’s new online TV show, click here.

Jimmy Fallon: Vision Perfected. Now I Gotta Tackle My Persipration Problem — No Thanks to De Niro

Just when Jimmy Fallon got done fixing one biological imperfection, along comes another one to cramp his style.

And it’s all Robert De Niro‘s fault.

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“I never thought a human could sweat that much,” Jimmy (above) tells us.

On January 27, just 34 days before he succeeded Conan O’Brien as host of NBC’s Late Night, Jimmy underwent LASIK laser eye surgery to correct his vision.

Now he reveals that he’s got to see another medical pro for what appear to be overactive sweat glands.

“I was sweating a lot my first show out. I was interviewing De Niro. I was just so nervous and excited. It was such a big night for me,” Jimmy tells BlogTalkRadio host Brett Cohen.

“Clearly, I have no control over my glands. So I have to go get that checked. That’s the truth,” he adds.

Jimmy later tells Brett that his pro- fusion of perspiration led him to kick caffeine.

“My producer was laughing at me. He was like, ‘I’ve never seen any- one sweat this much. This is hilarious.’

CAPTION: “It was pretty sad,” he says of his wet appearance opposite Bobby (left).

“It was pretty sad,” the funnyman says of his all-wet performance opposite Bobby D (left).

“So we made the studio colder, just to help me out. It calmed my nerves down, too. I haven’t really drank coffee since that day.”

Also during the inter- view, Jimmy tells Brett:

—Why he wants to know if there’s “a Girl Scout out there who needs my help.”

—Why he settled on a bowling roll as his signature monologue move.

—Why he believes he’s getting better at beer pong.

—And whether or not (Conan be damned) he’s setting his sights on Tonight Show hosting duties.

CAPTION: Jimmy prepping for his LASIK proceedure in January.

Jimmy being prepped for his sight-correction procedure in January.

To hear Jimmy’s full interview on BlogTalkRadio’s World Talk Live!, click here.

To see Jimmy undergo laser eye surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, click here. (Though be warned: this video is not for the faint of heart.)

And to read People magazine’s take on Brett’s interview, click here.