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Tito Jackson Reflects on the Loss of Brother Michael. ‘It Still Kills Me Every Day,’ He Tells Host Justin Kantor

tito-jacskon3Tito Jackson: The original Jackson 5 member opens up about losing brother Michael. “It still kills me every day,” he tells Rhythmic Talk host Justin Kantor of the late King of Pop. “You see fans who recognize you and give you their condolences still. I hear it every day—two and three times a day. Or you’ll see Michael on a news clip or in a newspaper or hear one of his songs on the radio. So it’s hard not to remember him every day, remembering what happened to him more than anything else. It’s hard. Micheal had heard [my album] So Far So Good right before he passed away. My sons had played it for him—because they produced and wrote it—and he was very proud of it and excited about the project. And that’s why I named it that title. He would have wanted me to finish this project.”

disaster-japanJapan: Disaster Update: Columbia Journalism School alumni deliver the latest on the aftermath of the tsunami and earthquake—as well as nuclear crisis—that’s devastated Japan. Guests include Alexandra Poolos, producer for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, and Takahashi Kosuke of Asia Times Online.

devin-devasquezDevin DeVasquez: The wife of Ronn Moss, who plays Ridge Forrester on CBS’ The Bold and The Beautiful, sits down with Your Mental Health host Jacqueline Foreman to chat about her past career as a pin-up model, and current career as an entrepreneur with her own line of spices.

fordummies-andyrathboneAndy Rathbone: The world’s best-selling reference series marks its 20th anniversary by bringing you interviews with many of its most popular authors, including Andy Rathbone, who has penned all editions of Windows For Dummies, which have sold more than 7.6 million copies.

the-whispers6The Whispers: The R&B dance band, who charted throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s with hits like And the Beat Goes On, Rock Steady and In Love Forever, drops in on The Love Zone USA to update us on their upcoming appearances and reminisce about their career.

fordummies-boblevitusBob Levitus: often referred to as “Dr. Mac,” is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on all things Apple and he has been one of the Mac community’s most trusted gurus for more than twenty years. His most recent titles include: iPhone For Dummies, 3rd Edition, Mac OS X Snow Leopard For Dummies, and Office 2008 for Mac For Dummies. Bob is currently a columnist for the Houston Chronicle, penning the popular Dr. Mac column every Tuesday. He is also a columnist for The Mac Observer.

Judge Hatchett, ‘Football Wives’ Star Pilar Sanders and Wendy Williams Co-author Zondra Hughes Today on BlogTalkRadio

judge-hatchettJudge Glenda Hatchett: The former host of the long-running syndicated TV show Judge Hatchett, who now serves on the board of the Atlanta Falcons, stops by Healthtopia Radio to chat with host Bonnie MeChelle about her new book, Dare to Take Charge: How to Live Your Life on Purpose.

pilar-sanders2Pilar Sanders: The wife of NFL Network commentator—and former NFL and MLB player— Deion Sanders chats with Go 4 It’s Paul Gant about her new VH1 reality series Football Wives, opposite Amanda Davis, Chanita Foster, Melani Ismail, Britney Pigrenet, Dawn Neufeld and Erin McBriar.

zondra-hughesZondra Hughes: The editor of N’DigoOnline—who co-wrote Wendy Williams’ 2009 novel Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood—drops in on Find Yourself host Yvonne F. Brown to chat about her outrageous new book, Living the Ebony Life: E-Mails from the Plantation.

michael-jackson6Is Superstar Still Among Us? It’s been 18 months since Michael Jackson passed. But fans the world over believe the King of Pop may have faked his own demise. Death-hoax investigators Tom Pickering and Maura Stephens join host Carlotta Chatwood for Part 9 in this continuing series.

Doobie Brothers Frontman Tom Johnston: Michael McDonald Was a, ah, ‘Blessing’ for the Band

We’d be fools to believe that original Doobie Brothers vocalist and guitarist Tom Johnston wasn’t a little—just a tad, mind you—envious of Michael McDonald.

After all, it was Michael who propelled the band to superstar status in 1979, by composing and arranging What a Fool Believes, which snagged them their first-ever Grammy Award. Three Grammys, in fact—for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Vocal Arrangement.

CAPTION: "I left the band in ‘77 because I just decided this isn't working for me," Tom (above) tells us of his Doobie departure. "I just left and went and played baseball for a year."

"I left in ‘77 because I decided this isn't working for me," Tom (above) tells us of dumping The Doobies. "I just left and went and played baseball for a year."

Co-written with Kenny Loggins, the tune, which hit No.1 on the pop charts, featured backup vocals by none other than Michael Jackson, who also sang on two of Michael’s (McDonald’s, that is) other tracks from the Minute by Minute album: Here to Love You and Minute by Minute, the latter winning The Doobies their fourth Grammy, for Best Pop Vocal Performance.

Interviewed on Icon Fetch, Tom—who co-founded The Doobies in 1970 but was replaced by Michael in 1975 due to a peptic ulcer—reflects on Michael’s contributions to the band.

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Weekly Best Shows: Week of July 12, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.”

carlson-olbermann4On Mediaite.com Tucker Carlson claims no personal ill-will toward Keith Olbermann, he sure is reveling in the cyber-battle he picked with the MSNBC anchor—a former colleague—by nailing down the rights to KeithOlbermann.com. “It’s amusing as hell!” the Fox News contributor tells us.

patricia-richardson Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.

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Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”

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WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

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Programming Highlights: July 16, 2010

penny-hardaway-2On The Bottom Line Sports Show: Penny Hardaway wants to make one thing perfectly clear: He’s ready, willing and able to return to pro hoops—and is jonesing to play side-by-side with LeBron James. “I haven’t lost my jump shot,” our all-star contributor, 38, says. “I still have something to offer any team in the NBA.” (On demand.)

kellie-martin At 10:30 AM Kellie Martin, who played Becca Thacher on Life Goes On, drops in on Buzzworthy Radio to chat about The Jensen Project, which debuts tonight on NBC. Co-starring Patricia Richardson, the flick tells the story of a family’s race to stop a dangerous technology from falling into the wrong hands.
patricia-richardsonAt 11:30 AM Buzzworthy Radio’s NaVell Lee goes one-on-one with Patricia Richardson, who played Jill Taylor on the hit sitcom Home Improvement. The Emmy winner will chat about her role in the upcoming flick Beautiful Wave, and in tonight’s Jensen Project on NBC.
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At 2 PM Host Christopher Reburn channels fellow master psychic Lisa Williams, bestselling author of Life Among the Dead and star of the Lifetime series of the same name, now in its second season. Lisa will chat about her upcoming tour of her native England and other European nations.

queen-latifah1At 3 PM Sounds like Queen Latifah may have the patter of little feet in her sights. “As an adult, as a I looked back on how my mom raised us,” the superstar tells our wOw Effect host, “I was so thoroughly impressed, and I figured, If I can be just half the mother she is, I’ll be doing just fine.”
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At 7 PM WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams grooves with Marshall Thompson, leader of the legendary ‘70s soul quartet The Chi-Lites, who charted with such tunes as Oh Girl and Have You Seen Her. MT will chat about the group’s current tour with “The ‘70s Soul Jam.”

leonard-lowe At 8:30 PM Host Cyrus Webb sits down with Leonard Rowe, longtime friend of Michael Jackson and the Gloved One’s manager at the time of his death. Leonard will chat about his new book, What Really Happened To Michael Jackson, and his feelings on Michael’s legacy.

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Programming Highlights; July 11, 2010

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Today’s Programming Highlights:

michael-jackson-death-hoax-4AT 3 PM Even though the one-year anniversary of his passing has come and gone, fans the world over still believe Michael Jackson may have faked his own demise. Death-hoax investigators Tom Pickering and Maura Stephens join host Carlotta Chatwood for Part 7 in this series.

maureen-sheaAt 8 PM Super Featherweight pro—and Fightin’ Words host—Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea delivers the latest boxing and mixed martial arts news. Maureen earned her nickname by serving as Hilary Swank’s sparring partner in Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning flick of the same name.

kevin-gillespieAt 9 PM Host Olivia Wilder stirs things up with Kevin Gillespie from Season 6 of Bravo’s Top Chef. The Atlanta native is executive chef at the city’s Woodfire Grill, whose menu changes daily and incorporates fresh, organic and sustainable ingredients in all of his dishes.

christopher-heyerdahl Also at 9 PM The VRO’s Amy McCracken and her coven of co-hosts get up close and personal with Christopher Heyerdahl, who played Marcus Volturi in New Moon, a role he’ll reprise in next years’ installment, Breaking Dawn.

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Programming Highlights; July 9, 2010

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mark-ruffaloAt noon Just because Mark Ruffalo looks like a certain whacked-out cult leader who killed more than 70 people doesn’t mean he’s going to play him on the silver screen. “I’m not doing that,” the star tells host Robin Milling of the David Koresh biopic. “I read it immediately and passed on it.”

 

tara-maitra At 3 PM Tomorrow Will Be Televised host Simon Apple sits down with Tara Maitra, senior vice president of content for TiVo. Plus: Gary Randall, executive producer of The Glades, A&E’s new drama series launching July 11.

 

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At 430 PM Host Caleb Jones kicks it with Nick Kosir, the Beaumont, Texas, meteorologist who’s been rapping his forecasts for a year now, much to the delight of his Fox 4 audience—not to mention fans nationwide who’ve logged onto his funky reports more than 500,000 times.

 

trey-lorenzAt 5 PM Host Sharon Nelson hangs with singer-songwriter Trey Lorenz, who began his career as a backup vocalist for Mariah Carey and last year dueted with the diva at Michael Jackson’s memorial service. Trey will chat about the gospel album he’s got in the works for 2011.

 

bill-cobbsAt 7 PM WDKK Radio’s Darryl Williams kicks back with Bill Cobbs, who has graced such flicks as Trading Places, Night at the Museum, Silkwood and The Bodyguard, not to mention countless TV series. Bill will chat about what he’s got in the works—at age 76.

 

rodney-perry-2At 9 PM Host Mutha hangs with Rodney Perry, formerly of BlogTalkRadio’s Rodney Perry Live and now co-host of BET’s The Mo’Nique Show. Rodney will fill us in on his big-screen projects, including his role in the Cedric the Entertainer comedy Chicago Pulaski Jones.

 

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Programming Highlights; June 25, 2010

Tune in to some great content from today on BlogTalkRadio.
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Today’s Programming Highlights:

 

jennifer-belleAt 10 AM Comedy Concepts host Nancy Lombardo whoops it up with Jennifer Belle, author of the new best-sellering novel The Seven Year Bitch, which Publishers Weekly calls a “hilariously ridiculous paean to love, marriage, and a baby carriage.”

 

jason-ritterAt noon On Milling About Jason Ritter, who plays Mark Cyr on Parenthood, chats about his role in a second NBC series, The Event. “We all got these little character dossiers where we found out the history of our character but we weren’t allowed to share it with anyone,” he tells us. “It was very 007.”

 

e2radio-4At 3 PM E2 Radio sits down with Rick Arthur, VP and CIO of the $4 billion power utility and generation company Allegheny Energy Inc., who’ll share insights on managing IT in a outsourced environment using multi-supplier integrated delivery methodology.

 

thewoweffect-5Also at 3 PM In this week’s edition of The wOw Effect host Julia Reed asks, Who Are You to Tell Me What to Do? Guests include social researcher Wednesday Martin, author of Stepmonster, which examines the tensions that arise between women and their stepchildren.

 

randall-wallace At 8 PM 123 Film!’s Sam Heer hangs with filmmaker Randall Wallace, who made his bones writing 1995’s Braveheart before going on to direct We Were Soldiers and the upcoming Secretariat. Randall will chat about his latest effort, adapting Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged

 

michael-jackson-5At 10 PM It’s been a year since Michael Jackson passed. To help put that event in perspective—and allow fans the world over to share their feelings about his legacy—BlogTalkRadio presents a live two-hour special hosted by Bob “Mr. Media” Andelman. The show gets under way at 10 pm ET.

 

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