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Denise Richards and John Ratzenberger Interviewed on Blog Talk Radio Oct. 28, 2010

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Charlie Sheen’s ex-wife, Denise Richards, chats about her role on the Spike TV sitcom Blue Mountain State. But Denise also opens up to Milling About host Robin Milling about Charlie’s coke-fueled meltdown in the Big Apple earlier this week, saying she has no choice but to move forward.

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John Ratzenberger, beloved by millions as Cliff Clavin from Cheers and Hamm from the Toy Story series chats with Enlisted Spouse Radio host Beth Wilson about his new flick, What if…, co-starring Kevin Sorbo and Debby Ryan—in which he plays an angel.
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The Rent Is Too Damn High Party founder, Jimmy McMillan, who’s a candidate in New York’s gubernatorial race, fills us in on his strategies for getting voters out on Nov. 4. Jimmy will also chat with Nightly Candy Chat host Nana-Adwoa Ofori about his post-election plans— and remaining in the public eye.

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Learn makeup tips and tricks to make you feel more beautiful, and put your best face forward any day of the year. Paula Begoun and her Cosmetics Cop Team share everything you wanted to know about applying eye shadow, lipstick, foundation, blush, concealer, highlighters and more.

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Jim Rash, The Community cast member, who plays Dean Pelton opposite Alison Brie on the NBC sitcom, drops in on Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee to chat about his latest creative endeavor: screenwriter. His first script is being directed by Alexander Payne, with George Clooney in the lead.

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The Saw creators, James Wan and Leigh Whanell, drop in on hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis to pay homage to horror during Movie Geeks United’s weeklong celebration of the genre. James and Leigh also discuss the enduring appeal of the Saw series—and its new 3D installment, opening Friday.
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Weekly Best: October 11, 2010

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Movie Geeks United’s Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis join, ah, Forces to welcome Peter Mayhew, who played Harrison Ford’s hairy sidekick Chewbacca in Star Wars. The 7-foot-3 thespian will help our hosts celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back.
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Punch Drunk Critics host John Nolan chats with Edward Norton about his starring role opposite Bobby De Niro and Milla Jojovich in John Curran’s Stone, which tells the story of a convicted arsonist planning to secure his parole using his beautiful wife as bait.
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BlogTalkRadio rolls into Vegas for live coverage of BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010. Beginning today at 10:30am PT, we’re interviewing a host of thought leaders, including The Hotline’s Reid Wilson, GeekBeat.TV’s Cali Lewis and Ford Motor Company’s Scott Monty.

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Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee hangs with Tiffany Thornton, who plays Tawni Hart on the hit Disney Channel series Sonny with a Chance. The teen queen—who’s also a budding pop singer—will chat about working alongside red-hot co-stars Demi Lovato and Sterling Knight.
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PLUS Model Radio host Chenese Lewis gives it up for America’s Next Top Model winner Whitney Thompson, who’ll be hosting the Hollywood chapter of the National Organization for Women’s 2010 Love Your Body Day weekend, which gets under way Oct. 22.
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Paul Simon turns 69 years old today, and in honor of that milestone, Milling About host Robin Milling unspools a never-before-aired 1986 interview with the music legend. “The songs emerge,” he said of his creative powers. “Seldom do they sort of pop. They slowly reveal themselves.”
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Life After Dusk host Cedric Collier hangs with Nick (son of Hulk) Hogan who made his name on the VH1 reality series Hogan Knows Best. Nick will chat about getting his life back on track after his 2007 car crash—which landed him in jail for 6 months.

pete-rock1WYMS Radio‘s Cha-Boogie asks, Who Murdered Hip-Hop? Was it the artists? The A&R guys? The media? Joining her to explore this issue will be one of the greatest hip-hop producers of all time, Pete Rock. Plus: Riggs Moralez, director of A&R for Eminem’s Shady Records.
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Daily Highlights: Friday; September 30, 2010

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Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis roll out the blood-red carpet for Halloween star Danielle Harris, who takes on swamp-dwelling killer Victor Crowley in Hatchet II, opening today. Plus: Hatchet series writer-director Adam Green.
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Tomorrow Will Be Televised’s Simon Applebaum welcomes Anthony E. Zuiker, creator and executive producer of CBS’ CSI franchise. Anthony will fill us in on the third spin-off he’s developing. Plus: Butch Hartman, creator of Nickelodeon’s The FairlyOdd Parents.
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Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman cuts loose with John Caparulo of E!’s Chelsea Lately. The funnyman, who has toured with Vince Vaughn’s Wild West Comedy Show and Blue Collar Comedy: The Next Generation, will tell us where he’s appearing next (and maybe slip in a few new jokes).
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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams pays tribute to Dick Griffey, founder of Solar Records—which launched such acts as Whispers, Shalamar and Lakeside—who passed away Sept. 24. Former Solar artist Wardell Potts Jr. drops in to share his memories of the R&B pioneer.
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123 Film!’s Sam Heer goes one-on-one with Ben Gluck, who worked as a storyboard artist on such Disney films as Dinosaur and Emperor’s New Groove, before going on to direct Brother Bear 2 and the new 3D spectacle Alpha and Omega.
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E2 Radio sits down with MXenergy CIO Wayne Sadin, who discusses the trials, tribulations of dealing with massive amounts of data in a wide variety of incompatible formats. But don’t fret: He’s got a host of best practices that can help alleviate your data headaches.

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Daily Highlights: Monday, September 6, 2010

ellis-marsalis2At 1 PM Jazzin Em Up host Cres O’Neal jelly-rolls out the red carpet for legendary New Orleans jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, who—along with musician sons Wynton, Branford, Jason and Ellis III—will be honored in January at New York’s Lincoln Center with a 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award.
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At 8 PM The Stupid Cancer Show host Matthew Zachary welcomes Ethan Zohn, who won Season 3 of Survivor. Plus: Hollywood powerhouse (and fellow cancer survivor) Laura Ziskin, who has producer such hit flicks as Pretty Woman and As Good as It Gets.
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At 7 PM Conversations of a Spirited Actor’s Tracey Moore kicks it with Vanessa Simmons, whose dad is Rev. Run, a founding member of ‘80s hip-hop supergroup Run–D.M.C.—and who has appeared on the MTV reality series Run’s House and its spinoff, Daddy’s Girls.
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At 10 PM Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis mark the one-millionth download of Movie Geeks United (awesome job, guys!) by kicking off a weeklong tribute to Brian De Palma. Up first: Veteran producer Edward Pressman, who brought the director’s 1973 horror flick, Sisters, to the screen.
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At 11 PM The Worst Show on the Web raises a glass to James Watt, the “head of stuff” at Scottish brewery Bewdog, which makes the strongest and most expensive beer on the planet. How strong is this “End of History” concoction? 55 percent alcohol. And how expensive? $765 per bottle. (Holy #$%@!)
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At noon Mike Harmon of FOXSports.com and SwollenDome.com returns BlogTalkRadio with his FOX partner in crime John Halpin. Be sure to catch the boys each weekday at 12pm ET as they traverse the baseball universe while offering up the hottest fantasy sports picks on the Internet.

*Please note that all show times are listed in EST time.

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Heath Ledger Was No Joker on Set, Says Fellow Oscar Nominee: ‘He’d Just Hug Everybody’

If the inside scoop on Heath Ledger is correct (and we have no reason to believe it’s not), the late actor was not only a gentleman but a teddy bear to boot.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says John of the affable relationships Heath (above, as The Joker) had with staffers on The Dark Knight.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” says John of the affable relationships Heath (above) had with production staffers.

This week on BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Geeks United, host Jamey DuVall talks with makeup artist John Caglione Jr., who created Heath’s now-iconic Joker face in The Dark Knight.

John – a veteran of such hit flicks as The Departed, Donnie Brasco and Heat – tells Jamey he has never worked with an actor quite so genuinely affectionate as Heath.

“When Heath would come in in the morning – sometimes really early, like 5:30 – the first thing he’d do would be to hug every- body in the trailer.  Big bear hugs to everybody – all the makeup and hair people, and all the actors,” says John, who, like Heath, was nominated for an Oscar for his work on the film.

“Then we’d do the makeup – took about an hour and a half – and he’d work a 12-hour day. And no matter how banged-up or bruised Heath was after that long day, after we’d take off the last drop of makeup he’d just hug everybody in the trailer before he left.”

John (right) at work on another famous face.

John (right) at work on another famous face.

The Dark Knight was Heath’s last completed film role, though when he passed away 13 months ago from an accidental overdose of pre- scription drugs, he has in the middle of shooting The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus.

To complete that flick, which is scheduled for release this summer, director Terry Gilliam cast Colin Farrell, Jude Law and Johnny Depp in different incarnations of Heath’s character.

To hear John’s full interview, click here.

No American Teeth for Me! Sniffs Alan Rickman

If ever there were an actor whose every pore seethes haughtiness, it’s Alan Rickman.

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Alan as Eli: Incisor matters.

Remember Hans Gruber in Die Hard? How about Severus Snape in the Harry Potter series?

Well, now comes another award-worthy elitist: Eli Michaelson in Randall Miller’s dark comedy, Nobel Son.

But prepping for – and playing – the part of the Nobel Prize winner whose son is kidnapped took more than a stiff upper lip and upturned nose, Alan tells Movie Geeks United host Jamey DuVall.

“I always rely on fairly basic instincts and some instinct made me go to my dentist in London and say, ‘I need you to make me some imperfect front teeth.’

“Because I thought there was something shark-like about [Eli’s] appetites.  And…I needed to look in the mirror and look different,” reveals the classically-trained British actor.nobel_son_poster2

“And it helped a lot. Whether you notice it or not watching the film, I got these two front teeth that just wrap over each other – rather than being a victim of the great American dentist.”

Thanks for the anti-Yankee sentiment complement, Al!

Nobel Son, which co-stars Danny DeVito, Bill Pullman, Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson, opens today.

To hear Alan’s full interview, click here.

Peter Bogdanovich to Chazz Palminteri: Listen to your director – not me!

Here’s a Hollywood anecdote that’s nothing if not ironic.

Director Peter Bogdanovich, as film fans need not be reminded, was a golden boy during the ‘70s. Among his now-classic flicks are The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon and What’s Up, Doc?

Since then, however, he’s been working more on-screen that off-, making cameo appearances in TV shows like The Sopranos and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.

Now Chazz Palminteri.  He made his name as star and writer of the 1993 flick A Bronx Tale (which was directed by Robert De Niro – though forget De Niro; he’s got nothing to do with this story).

Since then, Chazz – in addition to dabbling in directing – has carved out a niche for himself as a big-screen mobster, having played one in such hits as Bullets Over Broadway and Analyze This (which starred Bobby De Niro, who, remember, we don’t care about here).

Reigned in on Robert’s set.

Chazz: Reigned in on Robert’s set.

Now onto Robert Davi, another tough-guy actor who’s perhaps best known for playing an FBI agent in the original Die Hard, and the villain in the 1989 James Bond film License to Kill.

Unlike Peter and Chazz, Robert (Davi, that is; we still don’t care about De Niro) had never directed until getting behind the camera for The Dukes, his feature film about an aging doo-wop group, which opens today, and which he also stars in – along with Peter and Chazz.

So this week on BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Geeks United, host Jamey DuVall asks Robert the natural question: Was it hard for him to direct a skilled director like Peter, or even, to a lesser extent, Chazz – all of whom are real-life pals?

“The funny part is, there were a couple of times,” says Robert. “Because, when you’re close friends, every once in a while somebody might challenge you by saying, ‘You know, I don’t really…’ As a director, if you let the horses out of the corral, it could be devastating. So you gotta maintain that kind of a thing.

“I remember one time, Chazz asked [about a scene] and I said, ‘Chaz, just do it – da da da – this way, and I think it’s gonna work.’

“Then he looks at Peter and says, ‘Peter, tell him.’ And Peter, in that inimitable way he has, turns to Chazz and says, ‘Robert’s right, Chazz. Listen to your director.’”

To hear Robert dish more about his first outing behind the camera, click here.

See Michael Moore’s New Flick—for Free. Now!

In an unprecedented move, Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore today released his latest work, Slacker Uprising, on the Internet.

The feature-length flick, distributed by Hollywood powerhouse The Weinstein Company, features footage from Michael’s 2004 60-city tour of college campuses nationwide, during which he gave away underwear and soup to students who vowed to vote.

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Michael Moore: No "slacking" at the polls!

“I’m giving you my blanket permission to not only download [the movie], but also to email it, burn it, and share it with anyone and everyone (in the U.S. and Canada only),” said Michael.

“I want you to use Slacker Uprising in any way you see fit to help with the election… You can show my film in your local theater, your high school classroom, your college auditorium, your church, union hall or community center,” he added. “You can broadcast it on TV, on cable access, on regular channels or on the web… I don’t want to see a dime from this.”

To watch the film now, simply click here.

But don’t think we’re letting you off that easy.

Today at 4:30 p.m. ET, BlogTalkRadio’s Movie Geeks United will be discussing the impact of the film, both from a political and industry point of view.

So – after you’ve done your homework by watching Michael’s movie – be sure to log onto what promises to be a spirited edition of host Jamey DuVall’s always-popular show.