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Brad Garrett, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, Mena Suvari and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

brad-garrett6Brad Garrett: The Everybody Loves Raymond star offers a decidedly un-Disneyesque synopsis of his new animated flick—Disney’s Tangled, starring Mandy Moore as Rapunzel. “It’s this hot chick who lives in a castle,” Brad tells Night Views Radio host Robert Saul of the classic children’s tale, opening today. “And, oddly enough, it’s her…” Ah, listen now.

jake-anneJake Gyllenhaal & Anne Hathaway: The Brokeback Mountain and Devil Wears Prada stars reveal an R-rated moment while on the set of their new romantic comedy, Love and Other Drugs. “When we turned around and drove up,” Anne tells Keeping It Reel host Tim Gordon, “the crew decided to moon us.”

paolocoehlo3Paulo Coelho: The iconic Brazilian writer chats with Syndicated News host Ruthie DiTucci about the 20th anniversary edition of his allegorical novel The Alchemist, which has sold more than 65 million copies—and holds the Guinness World Record for most translated book by a living author.

mena-suvari1Mena Suvari: The American Beauty star and Catarina Murino—who played Solange opposite Daniel Craig in Casino Royale—drop in on Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis to chat about their new flick, The Garden of Eden, based on Ernest Hemingway’s posthumously-completed novel of the same name.

john-ohurleyJohn O’Hurley: Seinfeld’s J. Peterman tells host Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman how he landed his hosting gig for The National Dog Show Presented by Purina: “It came to me as a big surprise one day when the head of NBC Sports gave me a call and said, ‘Woof! Woof!’ That’s how it started 9 years ago.”

bj-thomas1B.J. Thomas: The pop icon recalls having laryngitis while recording the Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid soundtrack, which would yield the Oscar-winning megahit Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head. “The 20th Century Fox guy said, ‘Boy this is great,” B.J. tells Milling About host Robin Milling. It sounds like maybe Paul Newman was singing!’”

SoundBits: Brett Cohen, Barely-Legal Media Maven (and Lovin’ It)

You know the voice, now meet the boy man. Since the early days of BlogTalkRadio, Brett Cohen has been a force to be reckoned with, what with his trademark wit and ingratiating demeanor. Then of course there’s his roster of A-list guests, which has – in the past six months alone – included Jimmy Fallon, Paris Hilton, Mandy Moore, Mick Fleetwood, Nancy O’Dell and Carson Kressley. Along with way, his interviews have been picked up in such powerhouse news outlets as People magazine online and the New York Post. So if that’s any indication, the still-in-his-teens host, who hails from Long Island, N.Y., and who’ll be transferring from Penn State to Quinnipiac University in Connecticut this fall, should have quite a career ahead of him. (We just hope he isn’t snatched up by the Big Media boys before landing Jack Nicholson or Angelina Jolie.)

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making?

Brett (above): Another Charlie Rose in the making...

Give us a 15-second pitch for your show – why should listeners tune in?

World Talk Live! has been keeping BlogTalkRadio listeners captivated for nearly two years now. Each week, I interview a wide variety of people with compelling, news- worthy stories to tell (whether they come on the air intending to tell them or not). My guests range from musicians to actors to com- edians to media figures to polit- icians to folk heroes – you name it.

Tell us two things listeners would be surprised to learn about you?

The first is my age. I’m only 18, so I can’t legally drink on the air (though I can drive – and eat most snack foods). My youth usually shocks people because of how much I’ve accomplished thus far in my career. For example, from 2006 to 2008 I was the prime minister of Canada. Then again, I don’t usually talk about my age because I want to be taken seriously (so immediately after reading it, please shred this web page).

The second thing is that I do great vocal impersonations, and have even created my own characters for the show. While my background isn’t in acting, I’ve been told that I have a natural comic sense. My dream job would be to join the cast of Saturday Night Live.

Who’s your broadcasting hero?

Or another John Belushi?

...or another John Belushi?

I can’t really narrow it down to one person. But Howard Stern has long been an inspiration, simply because of all the attacks and other obstacles he has had to put up with to maintain his style. So I’ll always appreciate his innovation. But I think that the media and entertainment industries have been my main motivation for taking to the airwaves. There are so many talented people who work in broad- casting, and just being a part of that is immensely fulfilling.

If you could book any person on earth as a guest on your show, who would it be and why?

I really enjoy interviewing politicians, so it would be great to speak with Barack Obama. The story of his rise to power is fascinating – and he’s the coolest commander-in-chief our country has ever seen. So an interview with him would be meaningful in many ways. But the chances of that happening seem slim. Then again, I never thought that I’d interview some of the people who’ve already appeared on my show, Ralph Nader or Akon or even Gennifer Flowers. The truth is, I appreciate when anyone comes on my show and gives me some of their time.

As we speak, what are you wearing?

Hugo Boss jeans, a dark-blue polo shirt, New Balance sneakers. Chrome by Azzaro is my fragrance of choice this evening.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever done while in the middle of hosting your show?

During my interview with Paris Hilton, I asked her out on a date. She’d just broken up with Benji Madden, so I figured it couldn’t hurt. She, of course, declined my offer, and then went on to explain that it wasn’t the appropriate time for me to invite her into a relationship. (Well, Paris, we’ll always have BlogTalkRadio.)

To sample Brett’s show, click here.

To read how Brett recently landed in People magazine online, click here.

And to read how he elicited a shot from Jerry Seinfeld’s TV mom that was read ’round the world, click here.

To read all our SoundBits profiles, click here.

Mandy Moore: Coy About Engagement to Ryan Adams (But Not Shy About Wooing Woody Allen!)

She may be newly engaged to Ryan Adams, but Mandy Moore still sounds a tad hesitant about her long-term plans with the rocker.

“I guess that’s what I’m hearin’,” Mandy (above) tells us of her betrothal to Ryan.

“I guess that’s what I’m hearin’,” Mandy (above) tells us of her betrothal to Ryan.

Interviewed on BlogTalkRadio’s World Talk Live!, Mandy tells host Brett Cohen that she’s “just takin’ it one day at a time.”

“Are you planning the wedding yet?” Brett asks the pop princess.

“No, no, that’s not something I’m necessarily think- ing about at this point. I’m kind of just enjoying life right now,” says the I Wanna Be with You singer, 24.

Later on, Mandy – who’s also a budding screen idol – expresses her desire to meet another guy.

“My favorite movie is Annie Hall and I already got to work with Diane Keaton [in the 2007 flick Because I Said So]. But I’d love to work with Woody Allen. That would be pretty cool,” she says.

Meanwhile, Mandy has got an even cooler project in the works.

The happy couple stolling in the Big Apple last summer.

The happy couple ambling in the Big Apple last summer.

“I’m a big, nerdy fan of Gain deter- gent. I know it sounds kind of random, but we all have our everyday things in life that we love, to turn our friends onto and whatnot,” she says.

“So the folks at Gain…approached me about doing this contest where they’ve set up a website [and] other people who are as just as obsessed with the way it smells are going to log on and tell us [why] they love the scent of Gain.

“And the winner will potentially get a free concert in their hometown.”

Any guess who’ll be the headline act at the concert?

That’s right – the New Hampshire- born beauty herself.

“I’ve always had this weird fantasy of getting to perform in someone’s backyard.

“And there’s a ‘Welcome to Our Town, Mandy’ banner floating in the background. And there’s barbeque and we make s’mores at night and everyone’s drinking lemonade and we all know each other’s names at the end of the day.”

Sounds peachy, Mandy. Count us in!

To hear Mandy’s full interview, today, February 13, at 8 p.m., click here.

To enter Gain’s “To Smell It Is to Love It” contest, click here.