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‘Flipping Out’ Sidekick Jenni Pulos: Jeff Lewis Asked Me to Bed Down—When He Thought His Number Was Up

"Do I love him like a brother? Yes," Jenni tells us of Jeff.

"Do I love him like a brother? Yes," Jenni (above) tells us of Jeff.

As Flipping Out fans know, Jenni Pulos is one dedicated chief executive assistant.

But what they may not know is where her dedication to boss Jeff Lewis stops—namely at  whoopee-making duties.

Interviewed on The Radio Happy Hour, Jenni reveals that the flamboyant real-estate investor star of the Bravo reality series once suggested to her Continue reading

Jon Lovitz: I Took Up Standup So I Wouldn’t Go Broke

If you’re hesitant about shelling out 20 bucks to catch Jon Lovitz riff onstage at his new comedy club, rest assured the money’s going to a good cause – namely upkeep on the funnyman’s abode.

Rest assured, too, that he won’t have been toking in the green room.

 CAPTION: "The hardest thing is coming up with, Who are you on stage?" Jon (above) tells us of going from actor to comic.

"The hardest thing is coming up with who you are onstage," Jon (above) says of his new discipline.

Interviewed on The Radio Happy Hour, Jon discusses why he made the leap from screen actor to owner of the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club in Universal City, Calif., which opened last week, and where he regularly performs live.

“When I was on Saturday Night Live, I’d ask Robin Williams Continue reading

Kevin Sorbo: The Heck with ABC — They Put the Kibosh on My Pilot!

CAPTION: "It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of "Bobby" getting bounced.

"It's just so frustrating," Kevin (above) tells us of his beloved "Bobby" getting bounced.

Even after four years, Hercules is still miffed at the Mouse House network.

Interviewed on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour, Kevin Sorbo, who played the title role on the syndicated series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, recounts how Disney’s TV operation failed to pick up what he says was an excellent project.

“I did a pilot for ABC called Bobby Cannon, where I was playing sort of an aging star quarterback for the Chicago Bears,” the he-man actor tells host Dr. Blogstein.

“We were the number-one-tested pilot for ABC. But in their infinite wisdom Continue reading

Candace Cameron Bure: Punk’d by Fellow ‘Full House’ Alum!

Call it the revenge of the Full House men.

On the Radio Happy Hour this week, Candace Cameron Bure dropped in to chat with host Dr. Blogstein about her new series, Make It or Break It, when a flamboyant listener phoned from California.

“Hi, this is Steven Stevenson. I’m a television critic. I’m impressed,” he said.

CAPTION: "You are a gooberhead!" Candace (above) chided her former cast mate for getting over on her.

"You are a gooberhead!" Candace (above) chided her former castmate after he got over on her.

“Oh – with the show?” asked Candace.

“Yes, I saw the premiere on ABC Family, and I have to tell you, you look gorgeous as ever,” the listener continued. “I just responded to the flips and the jumps and the gymnastics that the girls do. The show is cut together marvelously. I’m telling you, a lot of times you see those stunts and you say, Oh, that’s a stunt person. Let’s cut back to the actress. But in this, it is just seamless. Unbelievable!”

“Yea, I thought so too. I thought they did a really nice job editing the show. I saw an earlier version of the pilot, and since then they really tightened it up,” said Candace.

“Speaking of tightened up, I thought the boys on the show were terrific. There’s something for everybody on this series,” the listener added.

“Well, I’m glad you liked it,” said a by-then nervous Candace.

That was when the listener landed his final blow.

“I was bursting at my buttons watching the show,” he said.

Suddenly, Candace got wise – and exposed her Full House co-star.

"Full" of it: Can you spot the culprit?

"Full" of it: Can you spot the culprit?

So which castmember pulled the prank?  You’ll have to download the show to find out.

And while you’re at it, check out Candace’s interview on the June 18 edition of Mr. Media.

That was when she and her Make It or Break It co-star, Peri Gilpin, roasted Bob Saget – who played Candace’s dad, Danny Tanner – big time.

“We’re blaming him for all the dirty jokes in our lives,” said Peri of Bob.

“All the dirty jokes in America,” added Candace.

Everything that goes ’round comes ’round.

Or does it?

To hear Candace’s full Radio Happy Hour interview, click here.

To hear Peri and Candace’s Mr. Media interview, click here.

Brittany Flickinger: Paris Hilton Is a ‘Disgusting, Self-centered User’

Brittany Flickinger is one bitter BFF.

While Paris Hilton was launching Season 2 of her MTV reality series, My New BFF, on June 2, the Season 1 winner was busy bashing the hotel heiress here on BlogTalkRadio.

CAPTION: “She used me,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I cared about her so much,” Brittany (above) tells us of Paris.

“I’m really sick of getting branded with a bad reputation for hanging out with her and sticking up for such a disgusting, self-cen- tered user. I’m a good person… I have morals. I don’t have to do anything disgusting or rash to get famous,” she told The Radio Happy Hour host Dr. Blogstein.

The bad blood between the duo, said Brittany, began when the series wrapped in December.

“She’d tell me things that made me think I was her best friend. And we got really close. And I’m like, Oh, man, this is really nice,” she said of Paris.

“Then all of a sudden it was like, ‘Casting for BFF2! Better end this now. Bye. I don’t need you anymore.’ That’s disgusting to do to somebody… That’s defamation of character.”

But Brittany didn’t stop there. Recounting her early days on the show with Paris, she said, “It was around the time she broke up with Benji [Madden], so she was feeling lonely. And she would say things to me that led me to believe that she really did think we were best friends.

CAPTION: Happier day à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

Happier days à deux: Earlier this year with Paris (left) in Australia.

“So I was like, ‘Oh, s – - -. This girl must be a little f – - – - – up.’”

Brittany’s position on Paris marks a stark departure from how she por- trayed their relationship in January, when she said they were, if not Siamese twins, still quite sisterly.

“We’re not married. We’re BFFs,” she told host Olivia Wilder. “Friends aren’t attached at the hip 24/7. And when we’re somewhere together and we’re not attached at the hip, they’re like, ‘Oh, no. They’re fighting!’”

The spurned reality contestant also accused Paris this week of censoring her in cyberspace:

“Any time I say anything about her to defend myself – after all the interviews she has done lying about me and making all this stupid stuff up – everything that I say is taken off the Internet.”

To hear Brittany’s full interview, click here.

To read about Brittany’s January interview here on BlogTalkRadio, click here.

‘True Blood’ Author Charlaine Harris: My Vampires Are Also a Metaphor for Racial Integration

When Charlaine Harris discusses racial integration in our nation’s public-school system, she knows whence she speaks.

Because during the late ‘60s, at the height of that social experiment, the gothic scribe was a high school student in the tiny town of Tunica, Miss.

CAPTION: “It was a very turbulent and unpleasant time,” Charlaine (above) tells us of her bussed-in classmate days.

“It was a very turbulent and unpleasant time,” Charlaine (above) tells us of her bussed-in classmate days.

Now she reveals on Dr. Blogstein’s Radio Happy Hour that the integration she witnessed serves as a meta- phor for the vampires in her bestselling Southern Vampire Mystery series, which  is the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood.

“The scenario of the vampire trying to assimilate into the community – you’ve said in other interviews that, in writing it, you thought of gays and the struggle that they’re going through,” inquires host Dr. Blogstein during the 25- minute interview.

“But, growing up in the South, how much did the Civil Rights movement and the way blacks are treated work its way into the scenario?” he continues.

“To an incredible extent. Because my high school class was the first integrated class in history, in my county,” Charlaine responds.

“It was a very difficult, scary time. I grew up in Mississippi and it was full of change and full of uncertainty.  And yet, long overdue.

“We weren’t sure if there would be violence. We weren’t sure that everything would go peacefully,” continues Charlaine, before telling listeners that she was a senior when the integration got under way.

“They allowed two black kids to – it must’ve been horrible for them – come over and attended school their senior year at our school,” adds Charlaine, whose latest Southern Vampire novel (featuring, as always, heroine Sookie Stackhouse) is titled Dead and Gone.

“And, honestly, I don’t know how they lived through it. Not that any- body threatened them – that I knew of – but it must’ve been so incredibly tense.”

The 57-year-old mom also discusses how she came to master erotic mom- ents in her work.

“The first time I tried it – a full sex scene – was in the first Sookie book, about nine years ago.  And I rewrote it several times because I want- ed to catch her awkwardness. This was her first sexual experience and yet I wanted it to be the complete sexual experience,” Charlaine explains.

“I didn’t want to resort to the stereotypical romance novel euphem- isms, like ‘pulsating rod’ and stuff like that. And yet I didn’t want to be crude. So it took a lot of thought and it took me a long time.”

To hear Charlaine’s full interview, click here.