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Diahann Carroll, Rodney Allen Rippy and Olympic Gold Medalist Diane Dixon on BlogTalkRadio

att-dianedixonDiane Dixon: The Olympic gold medalist, who holds the American record for fastest time in the 4 x 400 metres race, recalls how she talked her way into her first professional race. “I saw this guy with Gucci loafers, no socks, an Izod shirt,” she tells host Chris LaMonica as part of our 28 Days of Black History Makers series, presented by AT&T. “I walked over to him, I said, ‘Hi, my name’s Diane Dixon.’ And Fred said, ‘I have enough runners.’ And I said, ‘Yea, but you don’t have me!’”

diahann-carrollDiahann Carroll: The Tony Award winner, who last month was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame, stops by Buzzworthy Radio to chat with host NaVell Lee about her guest role opposite fellow show-biz legend Billy Dee Williams on the USA Network series White Collar.

rodney-allen-rippyRodney Allen Rippy: The former child actor, whose ‘70s Jack in the Box ads—to say nothing of his Tonight Show appearances—made him a pop-culture icon, stops by The NeverHood to talk with host Ethan Tudor W about his current work for Hurricane Housing Relief.

laura-lippmanLaura Lippman: The New York Times bestselling author sits down with Book Club Girl to chat about her new novel, The Girl in the Green Raincoat, which tells the story of a pregnant private detective in her third trimester who must investigate a missing person—without ever leaving her bedroom.

patrick-fabianPatick Fabian: The Last Exorcism hunk, who has a recurring part on HBO’s Big Love, sits down with Movie Addict Headquarters host Betty Jo Tucker to chat about his starring role opposite Melissa Peterman and Ed Asner on CMT’s new scripted comedy series Working Class.

drew-seeleyDrew Seeley: The Canadian star of Glory Daze—which follows a group of college freshmen who pledge an Animal House-like frat during the ‘80s—drops back in on The VRO host Amy McCracken to chat about the TBS sitcom, and his pop-music career.

Diedrich Bader, Melissa Peterman, Peter Dinklage, John Lutz and More Today on BlogTalkRadio

diedrich-bader4Diedrich Bader: The actor who made his name playing Jethro in 1993’s big-screen remake of The Beverly Hillbillies, before landing the part of Oswald on The Drew Carey Show, stops by to talk about his latest role, as Charlie Davies on the NBC sitcom Outsourced.

melissa-peterman-4Melissa Peterman: The Reba star—who played (gasp!) a hooker in the Oscar-winning Coen Brothers flick Fargo—sits down with host Victoria Gaither to talk about her new CMT sitcom Working Class, co-starring Ed Asner and Patrick Fabian, which premieres Friday.

peter-dinklage1Peter Dinklage: The breakout star of 2003’s The Station Agent, who has gone on to appear in such hit flicks as Elf and The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, chats with Movie Geeks United hosts Jamey DuVall and Jerry Dennis about his new offering, Pete Smalls Is Dead, co-starring Rosie Perez, Steve Buscemi and Tim Roth.

rodney-perry7Rodney Perry: The Mo’Nique Show co-host—who began his talk-show career as a BlogTalkRadio host—dishes about his fellow funnymen. “I talked to Tommy Ford today,” he tells host Twanna Ray of Martin’s perpetually unemployed Tommy Strawn. “We’re about to do a project together.”

john-lutz3John Lutz: You know him as JD Lutz from the hit NBC sitcom 30 Rock. But did you know John was a Saturday Night Live writer in real life as well? Or that his dad is a Lutheran minister? Find out all about the tubby funnyman when he drops in to chat with host Janice Malone.

doug-grigsby-teena-marie2Doug Grigsby: Teena Marie’s music director recalls his final meeting with the Ivory Queen of Soul, who passed away the day after Christmas at age 54 “The 23rd of December was the last day I saw her. We did a lot that day. I took her to her doctor’s appointment. She went Christmas gift shopping for her baby’s father’s mother,” the Philly-born bassist tells WDKK Radio host Darryl Williams. “Then we came back to the studio. We worked and she wrote this song that she shared with me. The ironic thing is the title—A Lady Always Knows When to Leave.”

jack-obrienJack O’Brien: The editor of Cracked.com sits down with Mr. Media host Bob Andelman to rave like a mofo about the humor site’s new book, You Might Be A Zombie, And Other Bad News, which film critic Roger Ebert has hailed as “Smart, funny, and cool.”

renaldo-nehemiahRenaldo Nehemiah: The former world-record holder in the 110m hurdle—who went on to play wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers—stops by the Get Up Show during host Chris LaMonica’s “Month of the Hurdler” series to preview the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

‘Reba’ Star Melissa Peterman: Reba McEntire Is No Match for Me at Karaoke (at Least Not After I’m Plastered)

When it comes to impersonating Reba McEntire, no one does it better than, well, the Grammy-winning country-music star herself.

So reveals Melissa Peterman, host of the CMT karaoke game show, The Singing Bee.

CAPTION: Bee-est of friends: Melissa (l) with the downhome diva.

Bee-est of friends: Melissa (left) with the downhome diva.

Interviewed on Somewhere in Vegas, Melissa, who co-starred with Reba on Reba, which wrapped in 2007 after a six-year run, recalls working with her former boss on the hit series.

“I’ve actually sung karaoke with Reba. She’s a fun person, so she’d say, ‘Let’s have a karaoke night after taping,'” the funny lady tells host Marq with a Q.

“And the first time, everybody was like, ‘Yea. Great. You’re Reba McEntire.’ And nobody would sing for a little while, because it was kind of, ah, intimidating.

“Then, after a few margaritas, I’m starting to push her Continue reading