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It’s an Adventurous Edition of ‘The Mix’

Instead of sitting in front of your PC this week glued to The Daily Mix, why not sit in front of your PC glued to The Daily Mix while our fabulous guests embark on fascinating journeys?

Sure, you say? Then it’s a date.

CAPTION: “She made it look like I was the craziest party guy up in Canada,” Rick (above) tells us of his manipulative MySpace poster.

“She made it look like I was the craziest party guy in Canada,” Rick (above) tells us of his MySpace poster.

In the meantime, here’s just a sampling of what to expect on this adventurous edition of the show that brings you the best moments from our un- matched mix of social-radio programming:

—Reporting from the Bermuda Triangle, GMA weatherman Sam Champion recalls the event that led him to believe in the Loch Ness Monster.

Della Reese recounts the odd series of events that led her to join gospel legend Mahalia Jackson on a musical tour of the South.

—Hip-hop star Akon gets linguistically adventurous – by reciting his full Senegalese, name.

Duplicity actor Rick Worthy reveals how a trip to Vancouver prompt- ed him to shut down his MySpace page.

—CNN anchor Jack Cafferty admits that he has little desire to venture into social media – telling us, “I don’t even know what Twitter is.”

—Actress Jaime King shares with us a journey she made down a long gravel road – without ever leaving her bedroom.

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey, Shaun Daily, tonight – and every Monday – at 9 p.m. ET!

To tune in, click here.

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Della Reese: I Want to Return to TV – in Another Spiritual Show

For nine years, Della Reese warmed our hearts as Tess in the hit CBS series Touched by an Angel.

Della: Hoping to “touch” us once more.

Della: Hoping to “touch” us once more.

Now the legendary actress and singer says she’s aiming to return to the little screen.

Only this time, she’ll have more creative control.

“I’m writing a tele- vision show to go back to work on TV. I want to do some- thing in a spiritual vein. Sort of like Touched by an Angel,” Della tells REEL Ladies on the Spot host Nikki Love.

“I did nine years with Touched by an Angel and I want to do 10 years with this show that I’m writing,” adds the hard-working, 77-year-old entertainer.

“By that time, I might want to sit down. I’m not sure, but I might.”

CAPTION: Angel-ic cast (l-r): Della, Roma Downey, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli.

Angel-ic cast (l-r): Della, Roma Downey, John Dye and Valerie Bertinelli.

Della also reveals why Johnny Carson chose her as a Tonight Show guest host – mak- ing her the first African-American woman to fill the late late-night king’s shoes.

She chats, as well, about her real-life role as a minister at the Under- standing Principles for Better Living Church in Los Angeles, telling Nikki:

“We call it the Up Church, because our message is up, our music is up and when you leave, you feel up!”

To hear Della’s full interview, click here.