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Scott Patterson on George Steinbrenner: Yankees’ Farm Team Way Key to Bronx Bombers’ Success (Though Not for Me)

Though Scott Patterson never got to play in the House that Ruth Built, he still acknowledges the Powerhouse Franchise that The Boss Built.

Interviewed on Olivia Wilder Times, the Gilmore Girls star—who spent four years pitching for the N.Y. Yankees’ farm team in the ‘80s—recalls team owner George “The Boss” Steinbrenner, who passed away Tuesday at age 80.

CAPTION: "I didn't really get the shot that I felt I deserved," Scott (above) tells us of the Yankee's MLB club.

"I didn't really get the shot that I felt I deserved," Scott (above) tells us of not getting put in the Yanks' MLB lineup.

“I liked George and he liked me, and I didn’t really have a ghost of a chance of making that team because [Yankees coach] Billy [Martin] brought in so many pitchers from Oakland with him,” Scott tells host Olivia Wilder.

“George liked how I pitched, he put me in the program that they sell at Yankee Stadium, so I had something going on. We had a couple of talks.

“There was a lot of frustration in that organization and only when [George] stepped back a little bit and let the baseball people do their thing, like Gene Michael—who’s a baseball genius—did Continue reading

‘Baywatch’ Babe Alexandra Paul: My Jailed Brother Teaches Spinning in the Big House

Former Baywatch star Alexandra Paul‘s brother, Jonathan Paul, is making the most of his four-year prison stint—by whipping his fellow inmates into shape.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Alexandra, 46, delivers an upbeat update on her radical-environmentalist sibling.

CAPTION: "I'm so proud of him for maintaining his values throughout his sentence," Alexandra (above) tells us of Jonathan.

"I'm so proud of him for maintaining his values throughout his sentence," Alexandra (above) tells us of Jonathan.

“My mother just saw him last weekend. I saw him a couple of weeks ago. And he can call his wife a certain amount each month,” she tells Olivia Wilder Times host Olivia Wilder of Jonathan, now 43, who two years ago was sentenced to 51 months on conspiracy and arson charges after pleading guilty to setting a 1997 fire that destroyed the Cavel West horse slaughterhouse in Redmond, Ore.

“He reads a ton. And he teaches spinning and boot camp in prison. So I joke with him, I say, Continue reading

Former ‘House Hunters’ Host Suzanne Whang to HGTV: My Fans Would Beg to Differ That I’m Dispensable

For the record, House Hunters has given host Suzanne Whang the old heave-ho—despite what your ears may be telling you.

Interviewed on Olivia Wilder Times, the comedian helps clear up some confusion about who’s been narrating recent episodes of the long- running HGTV reality series.

Suzanne: Vocal about net's apparent vocal doubles.

Suzanne: Vocal about cable net's alleged vocal doubles.

“I [hosted House Hunters] for almost a decade, and I left about a year ago. But they will show my reruns in perpetuity, I’m sure,” Suzanne sniffs to host Olivia Wilder.

“They have apparently hired someone to do the voiceovers— who fans of mine are claiming is Continue reading

Oh, Snaps! Olivia ‘Rules’ with Tears for Fears Pose

If Fruit Salad hosts Pauly and Marky are our undisputed Snaps! champs, Olivia Wilder is quickly coming up the rear.

In recent months, the Olivia Wilder Times host has buddied up to Titanic star Billy Zane and Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler.

CAPTION: "He came right up to me and gave me a big bear hug," Olivia (l) says of Curt (r).

"He came right up to me and gave me a big bear hug," Olivia (l) says of Curt (r).

And last week, at the Tears for Fears concert in Saratoga, Calif., she got cozy with frontman Curt Smith (who, incidentally, had appeared on her show one month earlier).

“He’s such a warm, friendly and genuinely nice guy,” Olivia tells us of the British rocker, best known for his 1985 hit Everybody Wants to Rule the World. “It was a great concert and wonderful time.”

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H-h-h-h-h-heeeere’s Jay! ‘Stuttering John’ Melendez: ‘I Definitely Have a Job’ on Leno’s New Show

Well, that mystery’s cleared up.

Come September, former Tonight Show announcer “Stuttering John” Melendez will join boss Jay Leno in the lantern-jawed funnyman’s 10 p.m. slot.

How can we be certain?

Last night on Olivia Wilder Times, John told host Olivia Wilder in no uncertain terms that he’s still in Jay’s good graces.

CAPTION: “It hasn’t been defined. But I’m sure it will be soon,” John (above) tells us of his new prime-time NBC gig.

“It hasn’t been defined. But I’m sure it will be soon,” John (above) tells us of his prime-time NBC gig.

“I definitely have a job. I’m not sure in what capacity the job will be,” he said of The Jay Leno Show, which debuts Sept. 17.

“I do a lot of things on the show. I do the warm-up, I write stuff, I’m in sketches and bits and I do the – I’m the announcer.

“I know I have a job. I’m just happy to be there.”

It wasn’t but nine weeks ago that John was anything but sure about his future at the Peacock Net.

During an appearance on Mr. Media in April – two months before Jay handed over The Tonight Show to Conan O’Brien – John had no idea if he’d still be employed by Jay.

“I don’t know yet. I haven’t heard yet,” John told host Bob Andelman.

“I’m assuming I’m going in some capacity – although assumptions aren’t always good. But I really do hope that I am.”

That in turn prompted John’s former boss, Howard Stern, on his Sirius Satellite show, to quip:

“I’m going to make an offer to John right now: If Jay doesn’t hire him back, he can stay in L.A. and ask questions, and we’ll hire him to go to some of those premieres and ask questions again.”

“He can do that. It’s a dollar for every question.”

To hear John’s full interview, click here.

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Billy Zane: ‘I’m Ready for Fatherhood’

CAPTIONS: “I feel the family brewing,” Billy (above) tells us.

“I feel the family brewing,” Billy (above) tells us.

Billy Zane may not be hearing wedding bells, but he is sensing the pangs of parenthood.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s Olivia Wilder Times, the Titanic star, 43, hints that he’s pondering trading in his bachelor ways for a bassinet.

When a caller into the show asks, “Do you have kids and a family?” Billy replies:

“No children. And am not married at present. Was married when I was quite young, and I’m single right now – and kind of loving it. I hear the patter of little feet.

“But I foresee that – I sense it, I feel it, I feel it coming,” adds the actor, whose latest flick, Love N’ Dancing, opens May 8.

Moments later, when host Olivia Wilder asks Billy if he’s got a potential mommy in mind, he says:

“No. It’s just a sense that you get. I think I’m ready for fatherhood.

CAPTIONS: “We’re still quite close,” Billy says of Kelly (with him above, pre-split). “We’re good friends.”

“We’re still quite close,” Billy says of Kelly (with him above, pre-split). “We’re good friends.”

“But I’m not out there hunting for my bride – as of yet.”

Last year, Billy reportedly broke up with his fiancée, British model Kelly Brook, after a five-year, on-again, off-again romance.

About that relationship, he confirms that the split is a “done deal,” though when asked if Kelly may be on his mommy-target list, Billy simply says:

“That’s not really anything I care to discuss with you – or the world.”

To hear Billy’s full interview, which he also discusses shaving his head – and how he feels about being fitted for wigs – click here.