Bill Cosby: During the iconic comic’s holiday address to the BlogTalkRadio family, he touches on a possible Super Bowl bid for convicted dogfighter Michael Vick—whose team, the Philly Eagles, President Obama praised this week for giving him a second chance. “For Michael to be able to go through it all, pay his debt to society, and now realize what he wants to do and how to get it, then that’s enough of a comeback for me,” Dr. Cosby tells Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone. “If he never plays in a Super Bowl, he still winds up way ahead of the old Michael Vick. So his Super Bowl was when he broke out of that cocoon and wound up as a beautiful black butterfly, as opposed to a moth flying around over the highways trying to attack cars.”
Teena Marie: 1956-2010. The Ivory Queen of Soul—who made history as Motown’s first white act—passed away Sunday in Los Angeles at age 54. Two years ago, in her final BlogTalkRadio interview, she shared the secret of her success with host Sai Browne. “I believe it’s my faith in God. How much I love God. How much he loves me,” Prince‘s one-time ladylove said. “Music is a gift, and I don’t abuse it. When the inspiration for music comes to me, it comes directly from God. God likes music!”
Ed Koch: The former New York City mayor, who turned 86 this month, drops in on World Talk Live to chat with host Brett Cohen about his weekly online “Mayor at the Movies” series, in which he recently panned the Angelina Jolie–Johnny Depp vehicle The Tourist, while hailing Colin Firth‘s performance in The King’s Speech as “superb.”
David & Tamela Mann: The gospel-singing husband-and-wife team—who have appeared in a variety of Tyler Perry projects, including the play I Can Do Bad All By Myself and the flick Diary of a Mad Black Woman—drop in on Layin’ It on the Line host Reginald Ford to chat about their New Year plans.
Mateen Cleaves: The former NBA guard—who played for the Pistons, Cavs and Sonics—joins Bottom Line Sports Show hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy and their correspondents Penny Hardaway and Cherie Johnson for a look back at the most memorable sports stories of 2010.