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Programming Highlights; June 9, 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:

 

joan-rivers2 At 1 PM Joan Rivers—whose new flick, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, opens Friday—has seen everything during her 50 years in showbiz. “One time a heckler started heckling and projectile-vomited all over the stage,” she tells host Robin Milling. “Once a guy died while I was onstage in Vegas.”

 

michael-korytaAt 1 PM Little Brown welcomes L.A. Times Book Prize winner Michael Koryta for a discussion of his new novel, So Cold the River—which fellow scribe Michael Connelly has said “is guaranteed to put the cold finger down your spine.”

 

michael-welch-2At 4:30 Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone scares up an interview with Michael Welch, who plays Bella Swan’s human suitor, Mike Newton, in the smash- hit Twilight series. Michael will chat about his role in the latest installment, Eclipse, opening June 30.

 

terri-j-vaughn-1 At 8 PM Women on the Move’s Leslie Harris mixes it up with Terri J. Vaughn, who first captured our hearts as Lovita Alizay Jenkins Robinson on The Steve Harvey Show. The wife of former Chicago Bear Karon Riley will chat about her role in Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.

 

mark-pellegrino1 At 10 PM Lost Causes host Jamie Ruby gets up close and personal with Mark Pellegrino, who played Jacob on ABC’s recently-wrapped Lost. The mega-hunk will fill us in on his starring role opposite Friday Night Lights’ Alicia Witt in the upcoming big-screen flick, Joint Body.

 

manu-intiraymi-1At 11 PM The Sphere beams in Manu Intiraymi, who played Icheb on Star Trek: Voyager—and says of his future dramatic aspirations, “I desperately want Stephen King to let me audition for The Dark Tower series when it gets produced.” The actor will chat about his new charitable effort.

 

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Billy Black Actor Gil Birmingham: ‘Twilight’ Is Shakespeare

We’d never thought of it this way, but Gil Birmingham may be right: The Twilight series does owe a debt to William Shakespeare—namely, the bard’s most romantic play.

Interviewed on Neyom Friday, the actor who plays Billy Black—whose son is werewolf Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner)—offers his take on why Twilight is so captivating and addictive to audiences the world over.

“It’s the story of Romeo and Juliet. I think people tap into the heart more than anything. And that’s what they feel, even if it is a fantasy story,” Gil tells host Neyom Friday.

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“It’s been spoken of before, but nobody has ever witnessed it or experienced it,” Gil (above with Taylor) tells us of Jacob’s transformation into a werewolf in “New Moon."

“It speaks to the longing that I think we all have, to love and to wanna be loved—and higher aspirations of ourselves.

“That’s why I feel proud to be part of it: It’s not filled with graphic violence or gratuitous sex. It makes you feel good.”

Gil also chats about the hit flick’s forthcoming sequels, New Moon and Eclipse.

“I’m so happy that the storyline’s gonna follow more of ‘the puppy pack,’ as I call them, and the wolves and the development of the story with my son, Jacob,” he says.

“We just finished filming Eclipse and it’s very, very rare to Continue reading