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Glenn Shadix: 1952-2010. Comic Gem Hoped for Role Opposite Rob Pattinson, He Said in Final Interview

September is shaping up to be a sad month on the comedy front.

Three days ago, we got word that funnyman Robert Schimmel had passed away at age 60.

"Whatever happens happens, but at least they saw my work," Glenn (above) told us of his audition for "Water for Elephants."

"Whatever happens happens, but at least they saw my work," Glenn (above) told us of his "Water for Elephants" audition.

Today it pains us to report that another friend of BlogTalkRadio, Glenn Shadix, is gone at 58.

The master character actor accidentally fell last night in his Birmingham, Ala., home and suffered a head injury.

Fans of Tim Burton‘s Beetle Juice will no doubt remember Glenn’s hilarious portrayal of pretentious interior designer Otho—opposite Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton and Geena Davis—in the classic 1988 mock-horror flick.

And though Glenn left Tinseltown in 2005, he hoped to return to the silver screen, namely in a role opposite superstar Rob Pattinson.

Interviewed in April of this year on BlogTalkRadio’s Flashback—which would be his last-ever known interview—he Continue reading

Bo Svenson: Paul Newman Refused Teen Fan an Autograph—Until She Gave Dad His Props

For a guy who was one of the greatest movie idols of all time, Paul Newman sported surprisingly little ego.

Or so that’s impression he made on fellow screen stud Bo Svenson.

Interviewed on Super ’70s Flashback!, Bo, a veteran of such films as North Dallas Forty and Heartbreak Ridge, discusses being cast opposite Robert Redford in a role meant for Paul, who passed away last year at age 83.

Paul:

Paul: Absence of self-importance.

“While we were making The Great Waldo Pepper, right outside Elgin, Texas, Paul Newman came by. I thought he’d arrived to replace me, because I know that I had replaced him in the movie,” Bo tells host Carey Fisher of the 1975 flick.

“Originally, [director] George Roy Hill was going to make the movie with Robert Redford and Paul Newman. But [Universal Pictures President] Sid Scheinberg had made a joke to George asking him if Continue reading