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Weekly Best: Friday, August 30, 2010

robert-schimmelSadly, comedian Robert Schimmel—who’d been battling cancer for a decade—died last night from injuries sustained in an Aug. 26 auto accident. Ever gracious, Robert told Mr. Media in 2008, “Time is the greatest gift anyone can give you. The time you gave me today, that’s mine now.”
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Healthtopia Radio’s Bonnie Bella hits the boards with Lucille O’Neal, whose 7-foot-1 baby boy is one of the greatest NBA stars of all time—Shaquille O’Neal. Lucille will chat about her new book, Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth.
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Timothy Hodge kicks it with rapper Paul Wall, who hit the scene in 2005 with his debut album, The People’s Champ. Known for his pimped-out dental work, the Houston-based artist released his fourth CD this summer—Heart of a Champion—which cracked the Top Ten Rap Albums list.
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Robin Milling flashed back to 1992, when she got busy with with David Bowie, who was about to tie the knot with Iman. “I’m very pro on the idea,” the flamboyant glam rocker said of marriage. “I don’t think there are any disadvantages whatsoever. I think it is a glorious union.”
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The Amazing Kreskin opened up to Mr. Media about his ’09 prostate cancer diagnosis. “Not one single person around me—my closest friends, my staff, my road manager—had any idea,” he said. “The only person was my accountant, because of keeping the books and expenses.”
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Less than two months after undergoing heart surgery, Dick Cheney is hard at work on his memoirs—and raring to fly from Virginia to his beloved Wyoming, daughter Liz told Aacons: “What he’d really like to do is get back on a drift boat on the Snake River and do some fishing.”

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Daily Highlights: Thursday, September 2, 2010

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At 9 AM Robin Milling flashes back to 1992, when she got busy with with David Bowie, who was about to tie the knot with Iman. “I’m very pro on the idea,” the flamboyant glam rocker said of marriage. “I don’t think there are any disadvantages whatsoever. I think it is a glorious union.”
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At 11 AM AACONS host Marie Stroughter sits down with attorney Liz Cheney, who held key positions in the U.S. State Department under George W. Bush. The Mideast affairs specialist with discuss teaming up with her dad—former Vice President Dick Cheney —on his memoirs.
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On Demand: Stuntwoman Bridgett Riley—who has doubled for such stars as Scarlett Johansson and Sienna Miller—dishes about working with Angelina Jolie on Salt: “I normally don’t get star-struck,” she tells host Marq with a Q, “but I’m a huge fan so it was like, Wow, I can’t believe I’m training her!”

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At 6 PM Wanda After Dark host Wanda Noel cozies up to Kevon Edmonds, younger brother of singer-songwriter Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds—and an R&B force in his own right, havng broken onto the scene in 1988 as a member of After 7, whose self-titled debut album went platinum.
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At 6 PM Candice Sabatini, skin-care writer for iVillage.com, drops in on Paula Begoun and the Cosmetics Cop Team to share her secrets for picking the perfect scent, while reviewing trends for the upcoming season. Call with questions to receive free Paula’s Choice products.
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On Demand: Breakfree to Success’s Doug Foresta gets down to business with singer-songwriter Cam Hodges from Season 5 of America’s Got Talent, who (in a good way) has got a John Mayer thing going on. The budding Vienna, Austria-born pop star will sample 2 new tracks.

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On Demand: Work It Girl’s Janet Powers and Lisa Mandell chat with Lynae Remondino, who lost 118 lbs. via Weight Watchers—but is now at odds with the diet giant for not hiring her as a national trainer. Plus: Lisa’s fellow AOL Jobs editor Barbara Safani, author of Happy About My Resume.

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Rickie Lee Jones: I Wanna Be on ‘Weeds’

Rickie Lee Jones is jonesing to hawk a little herb. Or score some. Or arrest someone who is scoring–or hawking–some.

Actually, the two-time Grammy Award-winning songbird isn’t specific about what tack she’d like to take in the pot trade.

CAPTION: "If you said, 'Let's jump in a car and go to Texas,' I'd go," Rickie (above) tells us of her impulsive streak.

"If you said, 'Let's jump in a car and go to Texas,' I'd go," Rickie (above) tells us of her impulsive streak.

She just knows she’s itching to be on the hit TV show whose premise is precisely that.

Interviewed on The Judy Joy Jones Show, Rickie tells host Judy Joy Jones:

“You know what I really wanna do is, I wanna get written into Weeds. I think that would be a great show for me to be on.

“So I hope some writer or producer calls soon and says, ‘You’re made for our TV show!’” says Rickie of the Showtime series about a California soccer mom (Mary-Louise Parker) whose hubby suddenly drops dead, prompting her to sell marijuana to make ends meet.

During the 60-minute interview, Rickie also discusses her frustration with the fair sex’s place in the music industry.

“There’s only one or two token ‘chairs’ for women. And once one of them gets in it, nobody else can have it,” says the Chuck E.’s in Love singer.

Fellow diva Joni (above): Time to scoot over?

Fellow diva Joni (above): Time to scoot over?

Joni Mitchell has had the chair for a long time. And nobody else is allowed to have the credibility that Joni Mitchell has. It’s as if Joni Mitchell created all music.

“And this is not her fault. This is because of sex- ism and they just don’t have the time, the patience or interest to discuss other women as important, viable, iconic figures.”

To hear Rickie’s full interview – in which she also discusses her recent move to a mountain retreat, her intellectual-property feud with David Bowie, why she wants to do a record comprised of songs about horses and trucks, and her gripe with the Democratic party – click here.

To read more about Weeds, click here.