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Weekly Best: Friday; September 27, 2010

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Prolific TV writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell has passed away. But despite 4 decades of success— and a 9-figure fortune—he strove to raise good kids. “You want them to be hard workers and care about other people’s feelings,” he told Shawn Daily of The Daily Mix just last year, “and not become Hollywood brats.”
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In 1987, well before he signed a deal to develop a show about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld had nothing but the highest of standards in mind for such a sitcom. “I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV, just so I could say, ‘Hey, I got a TV show!’” he told host Robin Milling.
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More than a year after Patrick Swayze passed away, his wife, Lisa Niemi,  still shudders at how the tabs fabricated tales of his condition: “They were showing photos of his father and sister’s grave with an arrow pointing to where Patrick wanted to be buried—which was not true, she told Matthew Zachary and Lisa Bernhard of The Stupid Cancer Show.
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Six-time Grammy champ John Legend chatted about the track he wrote for the new docu Waiting for “Superman,” titled Shine. “It was inspired by the stories of the kids in the film,” he told FilmGordon Radio. “Their future is determined in some ways by a lottery that picks which school they get to go to.”
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Host Timothy Hodge got busy with budding pop stars Savannah and Amanda Burhoe, aka Savvy & Mandy. The delightful Radio Disney duo, whose debut single, Waiting for Heartbreak, was featured on MTV’s Newport Harbor, sampled their latest track, Words.
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Film Festival Radio’s Janice Malone kicked it with Regina Hall, who plays Evelyn Price on Law & Order: Los Angeles—and who’s addicted to Oxygen’s true-crime series Snapped: “I can watch episode after episode. Five in a row. It’s not like you’re crazy, but you are like WHOA!”

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Jerry Seinfeld’s Lost Interview: ‘I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV’

Long before Jerry Seinfeld signed a deal with NBC to develop his show about nothing, he had nothing but the highest of standards in mind for such a sitcom.

In a 1987 interview with Milling About host Robin Milling—which has never before aired anywhere—the then-33-year-old funnyman chatted about his influences, his development as a performer, the role of confidence in his craft, and the possibility of headlining on the small screen.

CAPTION: "It's not what I did as a kid, but what I fail to do as an adult that makes be a comedian—which is grow up," Jerry (above) said.

"It's not what I did as a kid, but what I fail to do as an adult that makes me a comedian—which is grow up," Jerry (above) said.

When asked, “Do you have any interest in having your own show?” Jerry said:

“No. Not unless it was by some very high-quality people. A Cheers type of situation or something like that.

“But I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV, just so I could say, ‘Hey, I got a TV show!’ That’s no big deal.

As to which crap in particular, Jerry added, “The Facts of Life. Things like that.”

And speaking of future aspirations, the standup said: “I don’t really have any. I just want to get good at this.

“To me, I feel like I’m a musician and this is my instrument and I want Continue reading

Daily Highlights; Wednesday; September 29, 2010

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In 1987, well before he signed a deal to develop a show about nothing, Jerry Seinfeld had nothing but the highest of standards in mind for such a sitcom. “I have no desire to be part of most of the crap you see on TV, just so I could say, ‘Hey, I got a TV show!’” he told host Robin Milling of Milling About.
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The Movie Geeks sit down with Thomas Jane, who appeared in the 1997 hit flick Boogie Nights, and currently stars in the HBO comedy series Hung. Thomas will fill us in on the 3D Film Festival, which gets under way tomorrow in L.A.—and which he’s hosting.
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Comedy Concepts’ Nancy Lombardo welcomes Linda Hope, V.P. of Hope Enterprises—and daughter of British-born Bob Hope (above)—who, on Oct. 12, will dedicate the newly refurbished Bob Hope Memorial Library at the Immigration Museum on New York’s Ellis Island.
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NDB Media host Roger Noriega hangs with Christopher Shyer, who has appeared on such hit series as CSI: Miami, The L Word and Without a Trace, and currently stars as Marcus on V. The actor will tell us what’s up next for his screen projects.
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OutTakes’ Laurie Baker goes one-on-one with Tina Sloan, who played Lillian Raines on Guiding Light, while appearing in such flicks as Changing Lanes. Tina, who now co-stars with Crystal Chappell and Jessica Leccia in Venice The Series, will chat about her new book, Changing Shoes.
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The Final Word’s JayReelz and J.D. mix it up with NHL bad boy Paul Stastny, who’s alternate captain of the Colorado Avalanche, and whose dad is Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny—and who played for Avalanche’s predecessor, the Quebec Nordiques.

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Patricia Richardson: Tim Allen Gets Dissed by Tinseltown (Unlike Jerry Seinfeld)

Though Patricia Richardson has never been married to Tim Allen in real life, she’s standing by her man just the same.

Interviewed on Buzzworthy Radio, the actress who played Tim’s wife, Jill Taylor, on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement holds little back in her defense of the funnyman.

CAPTION: "They don't give him enough credit for what a good actor he is," Patricia (above) tells us of the Hollywood establishment.

"They don't give him enough credit for what a good actor he is," Patricia (above) tells us of the Hollywood establishment.

“He’s always underrated as an actor. He was so really just reactive and real emotional and really there,” Patricia tells host NaVell Lee.

“I always kind of feel Hollywood disses him… When he first started, it was really new for him and he was a little bit scared about it. He would just start to cry. We’d be doing a scene that was real serious and he wouldn’t know-he’d be surprised himself.”

“We’d be rehearsing and he would stop the scene because he had this emotional reaction and he’d turn to Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Jerry Seinfeld Phones His TV Mom — at Last

It took nearly a year, but Jerry Seinfeld finally called up his “mom” – if only to let her down.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio, Liz Sheridan, who spent nine years playing Helen Seinfeld on Seinfeld, recounts how the funnyman phoned her out of the blue last week while in L.A. with Larry David shooting Curb Your Enthusiasm with fellow show-about-nothing alumni Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jason Alexander and Michael Richards.

CAPTION: "I don't like to intrude on people who are 'so busy,' Liz (above) tells us of Jerry.

"I don't like to intrude on people who are 'so busy,'" Liz (above) tells us of Jerry.

“I was in my car driving and he just said, ‘Hi, I heard you wanted to get in touch with me?’” Sheridan, 80, tells World Talk Live! host Brett Cohen.

“He said, ‘We’re working on the same set where we did Seinfeld, and it’s nice to be here.’

“I asked him if he was a good father. He said, ‘I try’… [Then] I asked him if he would possibly be interested in the movie that I’m writing about the book I wrote, Dizzy & Jimmy.”

(That 2000 memoir recounts the actress’ brief engagement to James Dean during the early ’50s.)

“And he said, ‘It sounds terribly interesting’… like a project he would love to do, but he’s so caught up in busy, busy, busy,” adds Liz, who’s currently starring in the feature film Play the Game, opposite Andy Griffith and Doris Roberts.

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With her TV son on the set.

Last July, when Brett asked Liz, “If you had the ability to have dinner tonight with anyone in history, who would it be and why?” she replied:

“Jerry Seinfeld. Why? I’d ask him to help me raise the money for my movie. [But] he’s got so many ‘people’ in front of him, you can’t get to him. And I don’t have his phone number.”

To hear Liz’s full interview, click here.

To read about Brett’s July 2008 interview with Liz, click here.

‘Soup Nazi’ Spills Plans for Seinfeld College Tour

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Larry Thomas: Soup for NYU!

Nothing 101?

That may be the idea behind a series of college seminars planned by Seinfeld distributor Sony Pictures for cast members of the classic sitcom, including Jerry Seinfeld and Larry Thomas “The Soup Nazi” Thomas.

In an exclusive interview airing Tuesday, August 12 at 9 a.m. ET, Thomas tells World Talk Live host Brett Cohen:

“I’m gonna join Jerry and tour to a few different colleges. They’re doing sort of a Seinfeld presentation at some colleges. I know they’re gonna do it in September at NYU. And in Phoenix and in San Francisco. So I’m gonna join him on a couple of those dates.”

Larry – who in real life sounds nothing like his signature character – also says he’s growing his mustache back for the events:

“[Sony hasn’t] said anything, but I’m assuming they’re gonna want me to at least look the way I looked on the show.”

Click here to hear what else Larry has to say.

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“We got that script we were like, What? Huh? How is that possible?” Mathew Fox tells BlogTalkRadio about a particularly perplexing episode of “Lost.”

“We got that script we were like, How is that possible?” Fox tells BlogTalkRadio about a particularly perplexing episode of his hit ABC series, “Lost.”

If you’ve yet to hop on The Daily Mix bandwagon, tonight would be an excellent time to begin.

Coming to you at 9 p.m. ET, this star-studded show answers such all-important questions as:

—Which Lost storyline had star Matthew Fox (left) scratching his head going “What the…?”

—Why Liz Sheridan, who played Helen Seinfeld on Seinfeld, says the one person on earth she’d like to have dinner with (but can’t!) is her TV son, Jerry Seinfeld.

—What Stephen Baldwin was doing at the world’s largest comic book convention.

—Which Oscar-winning actor inspired Judge Reinhold to get into the biz – then years later invited the Beverly Hills Cop star to go coyote-shooting out West;

—Was VH1 reality star Tiffany “New York” Pollard actually in love with her fiancé before the couple split this winter – or was it all just a put-on for the cameras?

—When “the world is going mental and you’re gettin’ kinda moody,” why comedian Judy “The Love Goddess” Tenuta advises everyone to “party in your pants.”

So don’t miss The Mix, hosted by everyone’s favorite pod jockey Shaun Daily, now every Monday at 9 p.m. ET!

Host Brett Cohen Slam Dunks with ‘Seinfeld’ Special

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Liz Sheridan & Jerry Seinfeld

If the true measure of success in the gossip game is a Page Six appearance (and it is), then BlogTalkRadio’s Brett Cohen is king for this Tuesday, July 29.

In an interview airing today, Liz Sheridan (aka Jerry’s mom on Seinfeld) tells the World Talk Live host that “the most important thing in the whole world” is getting a movie made of her 2000 memoir, Dizzy & Jimmy: My Life with James Dean – A Love Story, which recounts her engagement to the acting legend.

After that, Brett asks Liz, “If you had the ability to have dinner tonight with anyone in history, who would it be?” – to which the 79-year-old actress replies, “Jerry Seinfeld.”

Why so?

Click here to read all about it in the world’s most popular gossip column.

Meanwhile, if you see Brett, don’t forget to bow.