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Christina Aquilera, The Goo Goo Dolls’ John Rzeznik, Spike Lee and More: BlogTalkRadio’s Weekly Highlights

christina-aguileraChristina Aguilera: The 4-time Grammy-winner drops in to chat about her big-screen debut, in Burlesque. Co-starring Cher, the flick casts Christina—who tells Punch Drunk CriticsJohn Nolan, “I’m a little O.C.D.”—as a small-town waitress with a big voice who follows her dreams to an L.A. nightclub.

john-rzeznik1John Rzeznik: The Goo Goo Dolls frontman and the band’s bassist, Robby Takac, join Milling About’s Robin Milling at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom to chat about their latest CD, Something For The Rest of Us. (Be sure not to miss John’s a cappella rendition of Happy Birthday for birthday girl Robin.)

natalie-portman32Natalie Portman: Star Wars’ Queen Amidala reveals how she trained as a ballerina for the Darren Aronofsky-directed thriller Black Swan, which opens tomorrow. “We were swimming a mile a day,” she tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon. “And we were toning so that my body could look like a dancer’s.”

spike-lee1Spike Lee: The director spends a full hour with The Knicks Blog host Anthony Donahue, chatting about his hometown team. And when asked if he was upset that the Knicks didn’t land LeBron James, Spike says no—“Because if somebody doesn’t want to be here, then you don’t want them.”

sally-kellerman11Sally Kellerman: M*A*S*H’s Hot Lips Houlihan, whose new CD is titled Sally, recalls making the TV film Murder Among Friends with the late Leslie Nielsen—who teased her with fake flatulence. “That really headed him into the comedic part of his career,” she tells Milling About host Robin Milling.

john-roberts2John Roberts: As the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death— Dec. 8—approaches, CNN anchor John Roberts drops in on Film Festival Radio‘s Janice Malone to preview the network’s new documentary, Losing Lennon: Countdown to Murder, which premieres Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8pm ET.

suze-ormanSuze Orman: The host of CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show drops in to discuss the revised version of her New York Times bestseller The Road to Wealth. “If you define yourself by you possessions,” she tells host Philippe Matthews, “you are nothing more than a financial liar.”

soledad-obrien-5Soledad Obrien: The CNN anchor drops in on Afronerd Radio host Desmond Burton to discuss her new memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, which fellow network star Anderson Cooper calls “A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at reporting.”

coco-crispCoco Crisp, : The ace Oakland A’s center fielder—who helped lead his previous team, the Boston Red Sox, to victory in the 2007 World Series—stops by The Bottom Line Sports Show to chat with hosts Gerald Brown and Jonathan Foy about the current MLB season.

CNN’s John Roberts and Soledad O’Brien, CNBC’s Suze Orman, ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ Rapper Young B and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

john-roberts2John Roberts: As the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death—Dec. 8— approaches, CNN anchor John Roberts drops in on Film Festival Radio host Janice Malone to preview the network’s documentary, Losing Lennon: Countdown to Murder, which premieres Saturday, Dec. 4 at 8pm ET.

suze-ormanSuze Orman: The host of CNBC’s The Suze Orman Show stops by to discuss the revised version of her New York Times bestseller The Road to Wealth. “If you define yourself by you possessions,” she tells host Philippe Matthews, “you are nothing more than a financial liar.”

soledad-obrien-5Soledad O’Brien: The CNN anchor drops in on Afronerd Radio host Desmond Burton to discuss her new memoir The Next Big Story: My Journey Through the Land of Possibilities, which fellow network star Anderson Cooper calls “A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at reporting.”

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Joe Morris: The former NFL running back, who helped lead the New York Giants to victory in Super Bowl  XXI by rushing 67 yards, catching four passes and scoring one touchdown, drops in on Teen Groove on the Move host Lenore Luca to discuss the current gridiron season.

CNN’s Rick Sanchez ‘Is the Chief Twit’ Said Colleague John Roberts

EDITOR’S NOTE (Oct. 1, 2010): CNN’s Rick Sanchez has been fired from the network for calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and suggesting that “everybody who runs CNN” is Jewish. Below is a story involving Rick from March 19, 2009.

Democratic though it may be, social media can still breed petty jealousies.

John; All A-Twitter of colleague's success?

John: All A-Twitter over colleague's success?

Case in point: John Roberts, who gives fellow CNN newsman Rick Sanchez a good ribbing this week.

Interviewed on Morning Media Menu, John and his American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry discuss their show’s newly-launched Facebook and Twitter applications with host Steve Krakauer.

“How many people are calling us now in ‘amFIX’ on Twitter?” Kiran asks John.

“I think we had about 100 when we started off on Monday. We’ve got 600 now. I mean, we’re not up to Rick Sanchez’s 65,000 Continue reading

CNN’s Rick Sanchez ‘Is the Chief Twit’ Says Colleague John Roberts

EDITOR’S NOTE (Oct. 1, 2010): CNN’s Rick Sanchez has been fired from the network for calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” and suggesting that “everybody who runs CNN” is Jewish. Below is a story involving Rick from March 19, 2009.

John: All a-Twitter over colleague's cyber-success?

John: All a-Twitter over colleague's cyber-success?

Democratic though it may be, social media can still breed petty jealousies.

Case in point: John Roberts, who gives fellow CNN newsman Rick Sanchez a good ribbing this week.

Interviewed on Morning Media Menu, John and his American Morning co-anchor Kiran Chetry discuss their show’s newly-launched Facebook and Twitter applications with host Steve Krakauer.

“How many people are calling us now in ‘amFIX’ on Twitter?” Kiran asks John.

“I think we had about 100 when we started off on Monday. We’ve got 600 now. I mean, we’re not up to Rick Sanchez’s 65,000 yet. But we’re increasing exponentially.”

Later in the chat, Steve, who’s podcasting from American Morning‘s Manhattan set, returns to the topic of the CNN Newsroom anchor.

“You talk about Rick Sanchez as sort of the standard-bearer of Twitter,” he says. “But what about—”

That’s when John whips out this zinger:

Rick (above): Sultan of Social Media.

Rick: The Sultan of Social Media.

“He is the chief twit—ter here.”

After a hearty laugh, Kiran—who, like John, begins her workday at 3 a.m.—jumps to her co-anchor’s defense.

“He got up this early,” she tells Steve. “He can say that!”

Will Rick respond? Stay tuned.

Click here to hear John Roberts and Kiran Chetry’s full March 17, 2009  interview.

Click here to hear Rick Sanchez’s full Feb. 10, 2009 interview.

Click here to check out Rick Sanchez’s blog.