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Former NY Mets Pitcher Ron Darling, Shaquille O’Neal’s Mom Lucille and Chi-Lite Marshall Thompson Today on BlogTalkRadio

ron-darlingRon Darling: The former MLB pitcher—who racked up 13 shutouts and 1,590 strikeouts during his 13-year career, and who currently works as a baseball commentator for TBS and SportsNet New York—chats with Teen Groove on the Move host Lenore Luca about the upcoming season.

lucille-oneal-3Lucille O’Neal: The mother of one of the greatest NBA stars of all time— Shaquille O’Neal—drops in on Lady Charmaine Live host Charmaine Bassett to chat about her new book, Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth.

shohreh-aghdashlooShohreh Aghdashloo: The actress sits down with Buzzworthy Radio host NaVell Lee to chat about The Stoning of Soraya M. Based on the book by Freidoune Sahebjam, the feature film tells the story of an Iranian woman falsely accused of adultery— the punishment for which is death by stoning.

tami-roman-5Tami Roman: The ex-wife of Kenny Anderson—the NBA guard who left her broke—drops in on The Mutha Knows Show host Mutha to chat about Season 2 of VH1’s Basketball Wives, and about her big-screen comedy, Something Like a Business, co-starring Kym Whitley.

marshall-thompson3Marshall Thompson: The leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl, Have You Seen Her and Give It Away, drops in on host Stevie Mack to chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

Shaquille O’Neal’s Mom: I Feel GOOD (Now that I’ve Stopped Drinking)

Lucille O’Neal learned the hard way that partying ’round the clock is a sure road to ruin.

Interviewed on Healthtopia Radio, Shaquille O’Neal‘s mother recalls her days as a lush, which began in 1992, after her son—who’d go on to win four NBA championships—was drafted by the Orlando Magic.

"I was so empty," Lucille (above) tells us of her inebriated years. "I had to cry out to the Lord."

"I was so empty," Lucille (above) tells us of her inebriated years. "I had to cry out to the Lord."

“I’d been drinking for years. At first I started social drinking. I’d drink during the week and I’d be ready to go to work on Monday morning after being drunk for the weekend,” Lucille, whose new memoir is titled Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth, tells host Bonnie Michelle.

“But when my son went into the league and we were having a little bit of extra money, we were able to buy all the best alcohol—E&J, vodka, gin and juice, Courvoisier. It was such a variety out there.

“I could have done something else. But when you’re able to do and you have excessive money, you Continue reading

Weekly Best: Friday, August 30, 2010

robert-schimmelSadly, comedian Robert Schimmel—who’d been battling cancer for a decade—died last night from injuries sustained in an Aug. 26 auto accident. Ever gracious, Robert told Mr. Media in 2008, “Time is the greatest gift anyone can give you. The time you gave me today, that’s mine now.”
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Healthtopia Radio’s Bonnie Bella hits the boards with Lucille O’Neal, whose 7-foot-1 baby boy is one of the greatest NBA stars of all time—Shaquille O’Neal. Lucille will chat about her new book, Walk Like You Have Somewhere To Go: From Mental Welfare to Mental Wealth.
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Timothy Hodge kicks it with rapper Paul Wall, who hit the scene in 2005 with his debut album, The People’s Champ. Known for his pimped-out dental work, the Houston-based artist released his fourth CD this summer—Heart of a Champion—which cracked the Top Ten Rap Albums list.
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Robin Milling flashed back to 1992, when she got busy with with David Bowie, who was about to tie the knot with Iman. “I’m very pro on the idea,” the flamboyant glam rocker said of marriage. “I don’t think there are any disadvantages whatsoever. I think it is a glorious union.”
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The Amazing Kreskin opened up to Mr. Media about his ’09 prostate cancer diagnosis. “Not one single person around me—my closest friends, my staff, my road manager—had any idea,” he said. “The only person was my accountant, because of keeping the books and expenses.”
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Less than two months after undergoing heart surgery, Dick Cheney is hard at work on his memoirs—and raring to fly from Virginia to his beloved Wyoming, daughter Liz told Aacons: “What he’d really like to do is get back on a drift boat on the Snake River and do some fishing.”

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Shaq’s Mom: ‘I Can Shoot Free-Throws Better than Shaquille’

If being razzed by countless hoops fans about his abysmal free-throw abilities isn’t bad enough, now Shaquille O’Neal has to contend with his mama’s quips!

This week on BlogTalkRadio’s Bottom Line Sports Show, Lucille O’Neal, who recently took over as president of the Mothers of Professional Basketball Players, chats about the association’s upcoming charitably events.

CAPTION: Lucille: She got game.

Lucille: She got game.

In August, she’ll take to the boards in Las Vegas with other NBA moms to raise money for the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach.

“We’re going to have a basketball game. Imagine that now,” she tells host Gerald Brown – before scoring with this zinger:

“I’m puttin’ on my jersey. I can shoot free-throws better than Shaquille.”

(The Phoenix Suns center is of course one of the worst free-throw shooters in the NBA, with a lifetime average of 53 percent. Armed with this knowledge, opposing players often foul him on purpose, figuring it’s better to have him tossing buckets from the line than bulldozing past them – and slam-dunking.)

Lucille also discusses her September 17–18 golf tournament in Orlando, Fla.

Shaq: Not so much (least not with the freebies).

Shaq: Not so much (least not with the freebies).

We’re calling this event ‘Shaq’s Mama Said Knock You Out: Presenting a Souful Midday Soiree.’

“Do you remember – I’m gonna say back in the day – after work, instead of going home from work, you went to an after-hours club and you relaxed, maybe played cards or had a drink or trash talked or whatever?

“We’re trying to create that atmos- phere on a Friday night, because a lot of people are upright nowadays.

“And we’re going to invite anyone who wants to buy into a poker tournament. And we’re going to have some high- rollers.

“But I have to warn you: the money that you win, that’s gonna go into the fund. You can’t take that home.”

Chalk up another one for Mrs. O.  (Who knew she was such a hoot?)

To hear Lucille’s full interview, click here.

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