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Daily Highlights: Thursday; September 28, 2010

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Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon kicks it with 6-time Grammy winner John Legend, who contributed a track to the critically-acclaimed family documentary Waiting for “Superman”, which opened Friday on New York and L.A. Plus: Director Davis Guggenheim.
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Women on the Move’s Leslie Harris dishes with Deborah Gregory, author of the best-selling Cheetah Girls novels, which spawned the hit Disney Channel flicks, and the girl group featuring Adrienne Bailon, Sabrina Bryan and Kiely Williams.
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Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone whoops it up with Scott Adsit, who plays Pete Hornberger on NBC’s 30 Rock. A seasoned improv performer from Chicago’s Second City, Scott has also done guest turns on such shows as Friends and Curb Your Enthusiasm.
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MZN Promotions host Ravenda Dallah hangs with Geffen recording artist Ray “Ray-L” Lavender, who recently competed for Omarosa’s hand on Donald Trump’s Ultimate Merger. The Akon-produced crooner will chat about his upcoming album, X-Rayted.
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American Heroes Radio’s Raymond Foster sits down with Art Adkins of the Gainesville, Fla., Police Department, who moonlights as a novelist. The law-enforcement vet will chat about his sophomore offering, Power Grid, a thriller once again featuring Slade Lockwood.
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EnergyTwist hosts Energy and Sister Cee give it up for The Persuaders, who charted during the ‘70s with hits like Thin Line Between Love & Hate and Some Guys Have All The Luck. The R&B legends will fill us in on their ever-booming career.

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Daily Highlights; July 29, 2010

bradgarrett-scrollerAt 11 PM Night Views Radio host Robert Saul cuts loose with sitcom star Brad Garrett, who’ll chat about his new comedy club at the Tropicana Hotel in Las Vegas, and about his upcoming screen projects, now that his post-Raymond series, ’Til Death, has wrapped for good.

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At noon In Part 2 of his follow-up series on the BP oil-spill crisis, Mediaite host Steve Krakauer welcomes Fox News correspondent Jonathan Serrie, who’ll discuss where Gulf Coast residents—and the rest of America—stand from a political and environmental point of view.
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At 1030 AM Diva Toolbox Radio’s Janet Powers introduces Lisa Johnson Mandell, co-host of their new show Work It Girl. A former L.A. film critic, Lisa, who wrote Career Comeback: Repackage Yourself to Get the Job You Want, did just that herself—and will tell you how, too!
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At 8 PM The Dialogue with Daisy & FriendsDaisy Roberts goes one-on-one with Tim Hetherington, who co-directed the new documentary Restrepo—about U.S. toops’ Taliban battles in Afghanistan—with The Perfect Storm scribe Sebastian Junger.
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At 10 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer welcomes Oscar-nominated costume designer Ruth Carter, who has collaborated with Spike Lee since 1988’s School Daze, working on such other classics as Malcolm X and Do the Right Thing, as well as Steven Spielberg’s Amistad.
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At 9 PM Milk of Minutia’s Ken Rodriquez hangs with funnyman Paul Goebel. The self-styled “King of TV”—who made his name on Comedy Central’s Beat the Geeks and has done guest turns on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Will & Grace—will (we hope) chat about something.
tamara-champlinAt 10 PM Singer-songwriter Tamara Champlin, who has collaborated with such artists as Elton John, Andreas Carlsson and Douglas Carr—and is married to Bill Champlin of the legendary rock band Chicago—drops in to chat with Night Views Radio about her summer tour with the Sons of Champlin.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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Programming Highlights; May 30, 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:

 

stanley-brownAt 1 PM Host Sharon Nelson hangs with Stanley Brown, music supervisor for BET’s Sunday Best and Exalted. The composer—who has worked with such acts as The Temptations, Run DMC and Salt-N-Pepa—will offer his take on the current state of the music biz.

 

michaeljackson-scroller11At 4 PM In the nearly 11 months since Michael Jackson passed, fans the world over have been giving credence to the notion that he may have faked his own demise. Death-hoax investigators Tom Pickering and Maura Stephens join host Carlotta Chatwood for Part 5 in this series.

 

joe-beninatiAt 8 PM Sports Heaven hosts Evan Brandoff and Mark Elliot Wishnia kick it with NHL on Versus broadcaster Joe Beninati—a four-time Emmy champ—who’ll offer his trademark take on the Stanley Cup finals.

 

manouschka-scroller At 9 PM Olivia Wilder sits down with Manouschka Guerrier from Food Network’s Private Chefs of Beverly Hills. The home-schooled culinary maven—whose first venture was a catering company called To Serve, with Love—will share her favorite Caribbean-influenced recipes.

 

vivica-fox-scrollerAlso at 9 PM The NBA Breakdown gets busy with Vivica A. Fox—star of everything from Kill Bill to Curb Your Enthusiasm—who boasts of her own hoops skills, “I got a helluva jump shot. That’s for damn sure. And I will back you up with all of this booty!”

 

jasonstanos-scrollerAt 11 PM Francy and Friends host Francy Weatherman cuts loose with Hell’s Kitchen’s Jason Santos. The chef, who runs Gargoyles on the Square in Somerville, Mass., will preview Season 7 of the Fox reality show—which kicks off tomorrow—and how things, ah, “pan” out for him.

 

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The Cheryl Behind the Cheryl

cherylKnown to many as the long-suffering (ex)wife of funnyman Larry David, the man behind Seinfeld, on HBO’s hit series Curb Your Enthusiasm, Cheryl Hines is no stranger to patience and determination (necessary for putting up with Larry).

And determination is what led her to direct her first feature film,  Serious Moonlight, starring Meg Ryan and Timothy Hutton.  In an interview this week with Jamey and Jerry of Movie Geeks United, Cheryl spoke about her first-time experience behind the camera.

Asked what she learned from the experience, Cheryl said she “learned that [she's] tough on the inside…tougher than [she] thought [she] was,” adding that Seinfeld co-writer and frequent Curb director Larry Charles “was a spiritual guide” for her during the learning process.

Jamey of Movie Geeks couldn’t help but gush over his love for Curb, dubbing the show “the funniest show ever on TV” and asking Cheryl whether she watches it on Sunday nights like the rest of us.  Her answer might surprise you:

“I do watch it every Sunday night…I could get copies ahead of time, but I don’t. I like to watch it with my friends…because the show is improvised, I have a story outline, but its only…6 to 7 pages long.  I don’t know exactly what they’ve shot, and I don’t know until I watch the show.  I have such a good time watching Larry on Sunday nights, I’m telling you. It’s surreal…I’ll be seriousmoonlightwatching it, then I come on the screen and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, that’s right, I’m in the show!’”

So, the next time you’re on the couch in your pajamas on Sunday watching the side-splitting antics of Larry, Jeff, Richard, and Cheryl, know that the Cheryl behind the Cheryl is most likely doing the same thing, laughing along with you.

Check out Cheryl’s directorial debut, Serious Moonlight.

Listen to the complete interview with Cheryl Hines here.


EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Seinfeld Phones His TV Mom — at Last

It took nearly a year, but Jerry Seinfeld finally called up his “mom” – if only to let her down.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Liz Sheridan, who spent nine years playing Helen Seinfeld on Seinfeld, recounts how the funnyman phoned her out of the blue last week while in L.A. with Larry David shooting Curb Your Enthusiasm with fellow show-about-nothing alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards.

CAPTION: "I don't like to intrude on people who are 'so busy,' Liz (above) tells us of Jerry.

"I don't like to intrude on people who are 'so busy,'" Liz (above) tells us of Jerry.

“I was in my car driving and he just said, ‘Hi, I heard you wanted to get in touch with me?’” Sheridan, 80, tells World Talk Live! host Brett Cohen.

“He said, ‘We’re working on the same set where we did Seinfeld, and it’s nice to be here.’

“I asked him if he was a good father. He said, ‘I try’… [Then] I asked him if he would possibly be interested in the movie that I’m writing about the book I wrote, Dizzy & Jimmy.”

(That 2000 memoir recounts the actress’ brief engagement to James Dean during the early ’50s.)

“And he said, ‘It sounds terribly interesting’… like a project he would love to do, but he’s so caught up in busy, busy, busy,” adds Liz, who’s currently starring in the feature film Play the Game, opposite Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts.

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With her TV son on the set.

Last July, when Brett asked Liz, “If you had the ability to have dinner tonight with anyone in history, who would it be and why?” she replied:

“Jerry Seinfeld. Why? I’d ask him to help me raise the money for my movie. [But] he’s got so many ‘people’ in front of him, you can’t get to him. And I don’t have his phone number.”

To hear Liz’s full interview, click here.

To read about Brett’s July 2008 interview with Liz, click here.

‘Blossom’ Star Mayim Bialik: ‘I Didn’t Even Know I Was a Lesbian!’

You remember Mayim Bialik as the well-grounded teen, Blossom Russo, on the classic NBC sticom Blossom.

But despite going on to earn a Ph.D., get married and start a family after the show wrapped in 1995, she hasn’t disappeared from TV.

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“I’m completely not skilled enough to be on that show,” Mayim (above) tells us of “Curb.”

As Larry David fans know, she has had a recurr- ing role on the funnyman’s Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Mayim plays Jodi Funkhouser, the daughter of Larry’s pal Marty Funkhouser, who’s a lesbian when we first meet her – only to “go straight” several episodes later, then be driven back into lesbianism by one of Larry’s trademark faux pas.

Jodi’s sexual orientation, however, was news to Mayim when she was cast in the hilarious HBO series.

Interviewed this week on BlogTalkRadio’s Brandon’s Buzz, the actress, now 33, tells host Brandon Henslee:

“My audition was hysterical. I got a tiny piece of paper with what the scene was.  And that was the exact scene we ending up filming when I got the job – I played a lesbian.

“I didn’t even know I was a lesbian – until people started talking about the rest of the epi- sode when we were filming! I didn’t know that was part of the schtick.”

Mayim, who’s currently out promoting the DVD release of Blossom, also says that though Curb went into pro- duction on season seven in December, she has no idea if she’ll be reprising her role.

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With “Curb” creator Larry David (center) and co-star Jeff Garlin.

“Hopefully, if [the Funkhausers] are back . . . they’ll think of me. It’s a very spur-of-the-moment kind of show.  One of the episodes I did I literally was called two days before. And they said, ‘Larry just remem- bered you gotta be in this scene. Can you show up?’

“I don’t even think I spoke. They didn’t even mic me. I just sat there like I was at a funeral.

“But I have a new manager and agent and I’m hoping they’ll call over there and say, ‘Oh, we’re representing her now. So think of her’ . . . I would love to be back on that show.”

To hear Mayim’s full interview, click here.

Comedian Doug Benson on Baker Radio

Funnyman Doug Benson raises the roof with The Bakers today on BlogTalkRadio.

Benson You’ll know Benson one way or another. He has appeared on Comedy Central Presents, VH1′s Best Week Ever, Last Comic Standing, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Friends, and now BlogTalkRadio. He’ll be live on Baker Radio today at 4pm ET to yuck it up with the Bakers.

He’s also the creator/writer/star of “The Marijuana-Logues,” (like, monologues, get it?) a show that’s been a hit (ha ha!) in theatres from Los Angeles to New York.

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