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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.

Liz

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.

Don’t Miss This All-Star ‘Mix’!

“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!

What’s Going On? August 1, 2008

Larry Thomas A/K/A The Soup Nazi

Larry Thomas, aka "The Soup Nazi"

Good morning, radio fans. Speaking of radio, I just finished up a wonderful interview with Kelly McCausey at WAHM Talk Radio. If you want to learn a little about what I do at BlogTalkRadio, listen in on August 11. I talk about my former career as professional blogger and how those skills propelled me to a career as BTR’s Community Manager.

I also have some great highlights for you today. Check it out:

  • Actor Larry Thomas, the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, is on World Talk Live this evening at 6:00 p.m. EST. A few days ago, Liz Sheridan, who played Jerry’s mom, told us Jerry isn’t exactly reachable. Will Larry Thomas have a similar tale?
  • Today on AlternativeEnergy.com Radio: Greening the Olympics. China has spent billions of dollars on renewable power generation, green buildings and clean, efficient vehicles to improve Beijing’s air and water quality for the Olympics. But has enough been done in a country with so many people, vehicles, and such economic growth? Tune in at 3:00 p.m. EST.
  • Actress Nicholle Tom is visiting with Olivia Wilder today to talk about her roles in The Nanny, Princess Diaries and, most recently, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Listen in at 12:00 a.m. EST
  • I’m a firm believer that if you begin cooking with your kids and give them a hand in your meal planning, they’ll develop good eating habits. Host Kara Leigh feels the same way. Today she talks about making breakfast with mom. Trust me, its a wonderful way to bond. 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • New-show alert! The King of R&B is bringing us news, music, celebrity gossip and more. Today at 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • Want to blog but don’t know where to begin? On BlogWorldExpo Radio, Jim and Rick are talking Blogging 101 with Andy Wibbels, today at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Please check our On Air Schedule for a full list of today’s programs…and feel free to post your own highlights in the comments! Tell us about your shows.

Have a wonderful weekend!

- Deb

What's Going On? August 1, 2008

Larry Thomas A/K/A The Soup Nazi

Larry Thomas, aka "The Soup Nazi"

Good morning, radio fans. Speaking of radio, I just finished up a wonderful interview with Kelly McCausey at WAHM Talk Radio. If you want to learn a little about what I do at BlogTalkRadio, listen in on August 11. I talk about my former career as professional blogger and how those skills propelled me to a career as BTR’s Community Manager.

I also have some great highlights for you today. Check it out:

  • Actor Larry Thomas, the Soup Nazi from Seinfeld, is on World Talk Live this evening at 6:00 p.m. EST. A few days ago, Liz Sheridan, who played Jerry’s mom, told us Jerry isn’t exactly reachable. Will Larry Thomas have a similar tale?
  • Today on AlternativeEnergy.com Radio: Greening the Olympics. China has spent billions of dollars on renewable power generation, green buildings and clean, efficient vehicles to improve Beijing’s air and water quality for the Olympics. But has enough been done in a country with so many people, vehicles, and such economic growth? Tune in at 3:00 p.m. EST.
  • Actress Nicholle Tom is visiting with Olivia Wilder today to talk about her roles in The Nanny, Princess Diaries and, most recently, The Minor Accomplishments of Jackie Woodman. Listen in at 12:00 a.m. EST
  • I’m a firm believer that if you begin cooking with your kids and give them a hand in your meal planning, they’ll develop good eating habits. Host Kara Leigh feels the same way. Today she talks about making breakfast with mom. Trust me, its a wonderful way to bond. 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • New-show alert! The King of R&B is bringing us news, music, celebrity gossip and more. Today at 2:00 p.m. EST.
  • Want to blog but don’t know where to begin? On BlogWorldExpo Radio, Jim and Rick are talking Blogging 101 with Andy Wibbels, today at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Please check our On Air Schedule for a full list of today’s programs…and feel free to post your own highlights in the comments! Tell us about your shows.

Have a wonderful weekend!

- Deb

Host Brett Cohen Slam Dunks with ‘Seinfeld’ Special

Liz Sheridan & Jerry Seinfeld
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.

What’s Going On? Finally Friday Edition!

The Gits' Mia Zapata

The Gits' Mia Zapata

Happy Friday, radio fans.  Do you have great weekend plans? You know, even if you’re away from your laptop you can still listen to great segments. Download your BlogTalkRadio favorites and take them with you!  I like to remind listeners about our in demand programming because I often hear from people who would like to tune in but don’t think they can because they missed the live broadcast. Don’t ever let that deter you from taking in a great segment!

We’re having another one of those days where our “studios” are filled with so much awesome content I don’t know if I have space to mention it all.  I’ll do my darndest though…check out the highlights:

  • Did you know the D.O.D has a regular segment on BlogTalkRadio? That’s right. Today at the Department of Defense Blogger’s Roundtable: More than 100 active and Reserve Sailors and Soldiers, mainly from MDSU-2 Norfolk and the U.S. Army Dive Company from Fort Eustis, Va., have been working since June 1 to raise the former Soviet submarine K-77, also known as Juliet 484. The 1960′s-era Soviet cruise missile submarine-turned-museum sank at the pier during a nor’easter on April 17, 2007. This is worth a listen as the sub has a great history. Today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • Don’t miss World Talk Live‘s Seinfeld Special today at 6:00 p.m. EST. Liz Sheridan, who played
    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry’s mom in the series and Soup Nazi Larry Thomas are coming by to answer questions and reminisce.

  • Writers and journalists will be interested to learn the Columbia Journalism School will present a discussion about instructional technology for the 2008-09 academic year. Get all your technology questions answered by sending them in advance to: dos@jrn.columbia.edu. Today’s speakers are Larry Fried, Assistant Dean for Technology, and Craig Hettich Broadcast Technology Manager. That’s this morning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tonight on After Dark Radio, who killed Mia Zapata? Guests Kerri O’Kane and Jessica Bender discuss their film “The Gits“: The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata. 10:00 pm. EST.
  • Natalie, from the MTV reality program “Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods” is a guest on Hollywood Hits today to dish on what really went down behind the scenes. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Not too shabby, right? And that’s only a few of the highlights. Do check out today’s On Air Schedule for a complete rundown.

Have a great weekend!

What's Going On? Finally Friday Edition!

The Gits' Mia Zapata

The Gits' Mia Zapata

Happy Friday, radio fans.  Do you have great weekend plans? You know, even if you’re away from your laptop you can still listen to great segments. Download your BlogTalkRadio favorites and take them with you!  I like to remind listeners about our in demand programming because I often hear from people who would like to tune in but don’t think they can because they missed the live broadcast. Don’t ever let that deter you from taking in a great segment!

We’re having another one of those days where our “studios” are filled with so much awesome content I don’t know if I have space to mention it all.  I’ll do my darndest though…check out the highlights:

  • Did you know the D.O.D has a regular segment on BlogTalkRadio? That’s right. Today at the Department of Defense Blogger’s Roundtable: More than 100 active and Reserve Sailors and Soldiers, mainly from MDSU-2 Norfolk and the U.S. Army Dive Company from Fort Eustis, Va., have been working since June 1 to raise the former Soviet submarine K-77, also known as Juliet 484. The 1960′s-era Soviet cruise missile submarine-turned-museum sank at the pier during a nor’easter on April 17, 2007. This is worth a listen as the sub has a great history. Today at 9:30 a.m. EST.
  • Don’t miss World Talk Live‘s Seinfeld Special today at 6:00 p.m. EST. Liz Sheridan, who played
    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Liz Sheridan with Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry’s mom in the series and Soup Nazi Larry Thomas are coming by to answer questions and reminisce.

  • Writers and journalists will be interested to learn the Columbia Journalism School will present a discussion about instructional technology for the 2008-09 academic year. Get all your technology questions answered by sending them in advance to: dos@jrn.columbia.edu. Today’s speakers are Larry Fried, Assistant Dean for Technology, and Craig Hettich Broadcast Technology Manager. That’s this morning at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tonight on After Dark Radio, who killed Mia Zapata? Guests Kerri O’Kane and Jessica Bender discuss their film “The Gits“: The rousing and heartbreaking story of Seattle band The Gits, whose promising start was cut short by the tragic murder of spirited lead singer Mia Zapata. 10:00 pm. EST.
  • Natalie, from the MTV reality program “Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods” is a guest on Hollywood Hits today to dish on what really went down behind the scenes. This afternoon at 3:00 p.m. EST.

Not too shabby, right? And that’s only a few of the highlights. Do check out today’s On Air Schedule for a complete rundown.

Have a great weekend!